API Technologies Announces Repayment of Term Loan and Entry into New Credit Agreements

ORLANDO, FL– (Business Wire) – February 7, 2013 –API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, today announced that it has entered into a credit agreement with Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC, as administrative agent, that provides for a $165 million term loan facility. Additionally, the Company has entered into a separate agreement for a $50 million revolving borrowing base credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, upon which the Company drew $29.4 million at closing. Proceeds from these two facilities were used to pay in full the Company’s existing credit facility, certain indebtedness in the United Kingdom, and to pay fees, costs and expenses associated with the refinancing. 

Bel Lazar, President and Chief Executive Officer of API Technologies said: "We are pleased to announce the repayment of our original term loan and the entry into a new credit facility led by our largest lender, Guggenheim. We appreciate Guggenheim’s continued support of our growth plan as we continue our review of strategic options.”

Additional details of the refinancing will be included in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the SEC.

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitech.com. 

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