Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 14, 2020


Astrotech Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)



201 West 5th Street, Suite 1275, Austin, Texas



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


(512) 485-9530

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On April 14, 2020, Astrotech Corporation (the “Company”) received the proceeds from a loan in the amount of $541,500 (the “PPP Loan”) from Pioneer Bank SSB (the “Lender”) pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The PPP Loan matures on April 1, 2022 and bears interest at a rate of 1.0% per annum. Commencing November 10, 2020, the Company is required to pay the Lender equal monthly payments of principal and interest as necessary to fully amortize by April 1, 2022 the principal amount outstanding on the PPP Loan as of October 14, 2020. The PPP Loan may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The PPP Loan is evidenced by a promissory note dated April 14, 2020 (the “Note”), which contains various certifications and agreements related to the PPP, as well customary default and other provisions.


The PPP Loan is unsecured by the Company and is guaranteed by the SBA. All or a portion of the PPP Loan may be forgiven by the SBA upon application by the Company accompanied by documentation of expenditures in accordance with SBA requirements under the PPP. In the event all or any portion of the PPP Loan is forgiven, the amount forgiven is applied to outstanding principal.


The foregoing description of the PPP Loan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Note filed as an exhibit hereto and incorporated herein by this reference.


Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The disclosure under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


10.1   Note, dated April 14, 2020, by and between Astrotech Corporation and Pioneer Bank SSB.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Astrotech Corporation








/s/ Thomas B. Pickens III





Thomas B. Pickens III



Chairman of the Board and Chief



Executive Officer



Date: April 20, 2020





Exhibit 10.1



































SBA Loan #

PLP # PB #

SBA Loan Name


Astrotech Corporation



Loan Amount


Interest Rate

1.00% Fixed


Astrotech Corporation

Operating Company



Pioneer Bank, SSB



U.S. Small Business Administration





In return for the Loan, Borrower promises to pay to the order of Lender the amount of

Five Hundred Forty-One Thousand Five Hundred and No/100 ($541,500.00)


interest on the unpaid principal balance, and all other amounts required by this Note.










“Collateral” means any property taken as security for payment of this Note or any guarantee of this Note. “Guarantor” means each person or entity that signs a guarantee of payment of this Note.

“Loan” means the loan evidenced by this Note.

“Loan Documents” means the documents related to this loan signed by Borrower, any Guarantor, or anyone who pledges collateral.

“SBA” means the Small Business Administration, an Agency of the United States of America.


SBA Form 147 (06/03/02) Version 4.1

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Exhibit 10.1









Borrower must make all payments at the place Lender designates. The payment terms for this Note are:


Maturity: This Note will mature in 2 years from date of Note. Repayment Terms: The interest rate is fixed at 1% per year.

Borrower must pay principal and interest payments of $30,462.60 every month, beginning 7 months from the month this Note is dated; payments must be made on the first calendar day in the months they are due.


Lender will apply each installment payment first to pay interest accrued to the day Lender receives the payment, then to bring principal current, then to pay any late fees, and will apply any remaining balance to reduce principal.


The interest rate identified in the Note may not be changed during the life of the Loan unless changed in accordance with SOP 50 10 or the CARES Act.


Interest Calculation Method: Interest on this Note is computed on a 30/360 simple interest basis; that is, with the exception of odd days before the first full payment cycle, monthly interest is calculated by applying the ratio of the interest rate over a year of 360 days, multiplied by the outstanding principal balance, multiplied by a month of 30 days. Interest for the odd days before the first full month is calculated on the basis of the actual days and a 360-day year. All interest payable under this Note is computed using this method.


Lender must adjust the payment amount at least annually as needed to amortize principal over the remaining term of the note.


If SBA purchases the guaranteed portion of the unpaid principal balance, the interest rate becomes fixed at the rate in effect at the time of the earliest uncured payment default. If there is no uncured payment default, the rate becomes fixed at the rate in effect at the time of purchase.


Loan Prepayment:


Notwithstanding any provision in this Note to the contrary:


Borrower may prepay this Note. Borrower may prepay 20 percent or less of the unpaid principal balance at

any time without notice. If Borrower prepays more than 20 percent and the Loan has been sold on the secondary market, Borrower must:




Give Lender written notice;




Pay all accrued interest; and


c.If the prepayment is received less than 21 days from the date Lender receives the notice, pay an amount equal to 21 days' interest from the date lender receives the notice, less any interest accrued during the 21 days and paid under subparagraph b., above.


If Borrower does not prepay within 30 days from the date Lender receives the notice, Borrower must give Lender a new notice.


All remaining principal and accrued interest is due and payable 2 years from the date of Note.


Late Charge: If a payment on this Note is more than 10 days late, Lender may charge Borrower a late fee of up to 5.00% of the unpaid portion of the regularly scheduled payment.


Return Check or ACH Insufficient Funds Fee: You will pay a processing fee of $45.00 for each loan payment, made by check or ACH, and is returned for non-sufficient funds, stop payment or account closed.


SBA Form 147 (06/03/02) Version 4.1

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Exhibit 10.1









Borrower is in default under this Note if Borrower does not make a payment when due under this Note, or if Borrower or Operating Company:



Fails to do anything required by this Note and other Loan Documents;



Defaults on any other loan with Lender;



Does not preserve, or account to Lender’s satisfaction for, any of the Collateral or its proceeds;



Does not disclose, or anyone acting on their behalf does not disclose, any material fact to Lender or SBA;



Makes, or anyone acting on their behalf makes, a materially false or misleading representation to Lender or SBA;



Defaults on any loan or agreement with another creditor, if Lender believes the default may materially affect Borrower ’s ability to pay this Note;




Fails to pay any taxes when due;



Becomes the subject of a proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency law;



Has a receiver or liquidator appointed for any part of their business or property;



Makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors;



Has any adverse change in financial condition or business operation that Lender believes may materially affect Borrower ’s ability to pay this Note;




Reorganizes, merges, consolidates, or otherwise changes ownership or business structure without Lender ’s prior written consent; or




Becomes the subject of a civil or criminal action that Lender believes may materially affect Borrower ’s ability to pay this Note.








Without notice or demand and without giving up any of its rights, Lender may:




Require immediate payment of all amounts owing under this Note;



Collect all amounts owing from any Borrower or Guarantor;



File suit and obtain judgment;



Take possession of any Collateral; or



Sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of, any Collateral at public or private sale, with or without advertisement.







Without notice and without Borrower ’s consent, Lender may:




Bid on or buy the Collateral at its sale or the sale of another lienholder, at any price it chooses;



Incur expenses to collect amounts due under this Note, enforce the terms of this Note or any other Loan Document, and preserve or dispose of the Collateral. Among other things, the expenses may include payments for property taxes, prior liens, insurance, appraisals, environmental remediation costs, and reasonable attorney ’s fees and costs. If Lender incurs such expenses, it may demand immediate repayment from Borrower or add the expenses to the principal balance;




Release anyone obligated to pay this Note;



Compromise, release, renew, extend or substitute any of the Collateral; and



Take any action necessary to protect the Collateral or collect amounts owing on this Note.


SBA Form 147 (06/03/02) Version 4.1

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Exhibit 10.1









When SBA is the holder, this Note will be interpreted and enforced under federal law, including SBA regulations. Lender or SBA may use state or local procedures for filing papers, recording documents, giving notice, foreclosing liens, and other purposes. By using such procedures, SBA does not waive any federal immunity from state or local control, penalty, tax, or liability. As to this Note, Borrower may not claim or assert against SBA any local or state law to deny any obligation, defeat any claim of SBA, or preempt federal law.







Under this Note, Borrower and Operating Company include the successors of each, and Lender includes its successors and assigns.









All individuals and entities signing this Note are jointly and severally liable.



Borrower waives all suretyship defenses.



Borrower must sign all documents necessary at any time to comply with the Loan Documents and to enable Lender to acquire, perfect, or maintain Lender ’s liens on Collateral.




Lender may exercise any of its rights separately or together, as many times and in any order it chooses. Lender may delay or forgo enforcing any of its rights without giving up any of them.




Borrower may not use an oral statement of Lender or SBA to contradict or alter the written terms of this Note.



If any part of this Note is unenforceable, all other parts remain in effect.



To the extent allowed by law, Borrower waives all demands and notices in connection with this Note, including presentment, demand, protest, and notice of dishonor. Borrower also waives any defenses based upon any claim that Lender did not obtain any guarantee; did not obtain, perfect, or maintain a lien upon Collateral; impaired Collateral; or did not obtain the fair market value of Collateral at a sale.



SBA Form 147 (06/03/02) Version 4.1

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Exhibit 10.1











SBA Form 147 (06/03/02) Version 4.1

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By signing below, each individual or entity becomes obligated under this Note as Borrower.


Astrotech Corporation, A Texas Corporation





Thomas Boone Pickens III, CEO




Delivery of a signature page to, or an executed counterpart of, this document by facsimile, email transmission of a scanned image or other electronic means, shall be effective as delivery of an originally executed counterpart.