Appliance Recycling Centers of America Announces Renewal of Credit Agreement with PNC Bank

Jan 25, 2016, 08:00 ET from Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI), a leading provider of appliance retailing and recycling services, today announced that the Company has entered into a one-year renewal of its credit agreement with PNC Bank, National Association (PNC), which includes a senior secured revolving line of credit and term loan. The extension of the credit agreement, which was signed on January 22, 2016, extends the agreement to January 31, 2017.

Under terms of the extension, ARCA may borrow an aggregate principal amount of up to $15 million under the revolving line of credit, the same amount allowed under the original three-year credit agreement signed on January 24, 2011. The Company intends to use the revolving line of credit for ongoing working capital needs and general corporate purposes.  The extension of the credit agreement also reset the financial covenants.

Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We appreciate the confidence that PNC Bank has shown in ARCA by renewing its credit agreement for an additional year. The $15 million revolving line of credit, combined with the decisive steps we are taking in 2016 to improve our operational execution and profitability, better positions us to capitalize on future growth opportunities."

About ARCA

ARCA's three business components are uniquely positioned in the industry to work together to provide a full array of appliance-related services ( ARCA Advanced Processing, LLC employs advanced technology to refine traditional appliance recycling techniques to achieve optimal revenue-generating and environmental benefits ( ARCA Recycling's regional centers process appliances at end of life to remove environmentally damaging substances and produce material byproducts for recycling for utilities in the U.S. and Canada (, Eighteen company-owned stores under the name ApplianceSmart, Inc.® ( sell new appliances directly to consumers and provide affordable ENERGY STAR® options for energy efficiency appliance replacement programs.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding ARCA's future success. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, competition in the retail and recycling industries and regulatory risks. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in ARCA's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC.

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