BANK ONE, ARIZONA, NA LOAN AGREEMENT This Agreement is entered into by and between SCHUFF STEEL COMPANY, an Arizona corporation ('Borrower') and Bank One, Arizona, NA, a national banking association ('Bank'). Borrower has applied to Bank for a loan in the amount of $1,000,000.00. In consideration of Bank making said loan the Borrower hereby warrants and agrees as follows: 1. THE LOAN. This loan shall be repaid in accordance with the terms of the promissory note(s) prepared by Bank and executed by Borrower. The purpose of this loan is to support Standby Letters of Credit. 2. BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. Borrower is a corporation. The primary business operation of Borrower is structural steel erection company. Borrower's form of organization and primary business operation shall remain the same during the term of this Agreement. 3. COLLATERAL. As security for the loan the Borrower will provide the following collateral under duly executed security documents and agrees to be bound by the terms contained therein: S/A - INVENTORY, RECEIVABLES AND RIGHTS TO PAYMENT S/A - EQUIPMENT 4. NET WORTH. A minimum tangible net worth of $6,100,000.00 and a minimum owner's equity of 21.0% shall be maintained where 'Owner's Equity' 'Owner's Equity Percentage' shall mean the results obtained by dividing (A) Tangible Net Worth (as herein defined) by (B) Borrower's Total Assets on a six month average. 5. NET WORKING CAPITAL. While the loan is outstanding, current assets shall be maintained in excess of current liabilities by $4,900,000.00 and a current ratio of 1.25:1.00 shall be maintained and calculated by dividing current assets by current liabilities after deducting short term advances to shareholders. The outstanding balance on the $6,500,000.00 Revolving Line of Credit will be considered to be a current liability for the purpose of calculating both 'Net Working Capital' and 'Current Ratio'. 6. INVESTMENT IN FIXED ASSETS. Acquisition or purchase of fixed assets shall not exceed $N/A during any 12-month period, without prior consent of Bank. 7. LEASING OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT. No lease of personal property will be entered into which would cause Borrower's total rental obligations for personal property to exceed $N/A per fiscal year, without prior consent of Bank. 8. SUBORDINATION OF EXISTING DEBT. The following indebtedness of Borrower will be subordinated to Bank's loan in a manner satisfactory to Bank: NAME OF CREDITOR AMOUNT ---------------- ------ (a) $ (b) N/A $ (c) $ 9. DIVIDENDS. No corporate dividends in excess of $N/A shall be paid during any 12-month period, without prior consent of Bank. 10. COMPENSATION. No annual salary, bonuses, withdrawals, or other compensation, in cash or otherwise, shall be paid in excess of the following limits to the persons indicated or to any other person. 1 NAME ANNUAL AMOUNT ---- ------------- (a) N/A $ (b) $ (c) $ 11. CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP. Borrower will not repurchase any company issued stock, buy out a Partnership interest or materially change ownership of the company without prior written consent of Bank. 12. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. Borrower shall furnish Bank: (i) as soon as available and in any event within one hundred fifty (150) days after the end of each fiscal year of Borrower, financial statements which accurately reflect Borrower's assets, liabilities and net worth as of the end of the fiscal year and profit and loss statements for the fiscal year with the following certification requirement: Independent certified public financial statements, (ii) as soon as available and in any event within sixty (60) days after the end of each monthly period, financial reports of Borrower which accurately reflect Borrower's assets, liabilities and net worth as of the end of the period, and with the following certification requirement: Borrower prepared, and (iii) as soon as available and in any event within thirty (30) days of filing, a copy of Borrower's federal income tax return(s) for each year, together with all schedules and other documents filed with such returns. Borrower shall furnish such other information as Bank may reasonably require from time to time. Borrower shall cause Guarantor, David A. and Nancy A. Schuff, to furnish Bank: (A) annual updated balance sheet in such form and with such certifications as may be reasonably required by Bank, and (B) a copy of such person's federal income tax return for such calendar year, together with all schedules and other documents filed with such return, both by August 15th of each year. Borrower shall cause Guarantor, Scott A. Schuff, to furnish Bank: (A) annual updated balance sheet in such form and with such certifications as may be reasonably required by Bank, and (B) a copy of such person's federal income tax return for such calendar year, together with all schedules and other documents filed with such return, both by August 15th of each year. 13. WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS. (a) Borrower warrants that all transactions with Bank, including the execution of all agreements and instruments by any representative on behalf of Borrower, are and will be duly authorized and that Bank may rely upon any statements and representations made by Borrower with respect to such authorizations. (b) Borrower warrants that all financial statements and other statements or reports given to Bank are and will be accurate. (c) Borrower will keep all books and records of the business on a consistent basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and will permit a representative of Bank to examine and audit the books at such reasonable times as Bank may request. (d) Borrower will maintain executive and management personnel satisfactory to Bank. (e) Borrower will promptly inform Bank of any material litigation involving Borrower or of any other adverse matter which may occur, the effect of which may prejudice the payment of the loan. (f) Borrower will not, in the operation of the business, incur other indebtedness for borrowed money, or act as guarantor for any indebtedness of others or lend money, or encumber any of the assets of the business except to Bank. Borrower will not sell, transfer or assign any assets or engage in any other material transactions, except in the ordinary course of business. (g) Borrower will pay all current bills and obligations when due. Borrower will keep all permits and franchises necessary for the conduct of its business in force and effect and will keep all of its equipment, machinery and vehicles in good repair. (h) Borrower will maintain adequate fire, public liability and other hazard liability insurance. All policies covering property given as security for the loan(s) shall have a loss payable clause in favor of Bank. (i) This Agreement shall continue as long as the loan or any part thereof or any renewal or extension thereof remains unpaid. (j) No consent or waiver by the Bank of the terms of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing. Time is of the essence of this Agreement. No waiver of any breach or default of Borrower shall be deemed a waiver of any breach or default thereafter occurring or a waiver of the time is of the essence provision. Failure of Bank to take steps to collect the indebtedness due it or to exercise its rights in the collateral shall not be a waiver of its right to take action at a subsequent date. 2 14. DEFAULT. Any one of the following events shall constitute the default of Borrower under this loan and all collateral instruments securing the unpaid balance thereof: (a) Nonpayment of any installment of principal or interest when due. (b) Breach of any of Borrower's warranties or the making of any material misrepresentation. (c) Appointment of a receiver or trustee to take possession of the business or of any portion of the collateral and the continuance of such receiver or trustee in possession for a period of 10 days. (d) Petition by Borrower for reorganization or arrangement under the bankruptcy laws. (e) Attachment, garnishment, levy of execution, or judicial seizure of any portion of the collateral which is not dismissed or stayed within 10 days. (f) Insolvency of Borrower. (g) Discontinuance by Borrower of the business operations or abandonment of any substantial portion of Borrower's assets. If any event of default shall occur, the whole of the principal sum then remaining unpaid on all notes and other obligations to Bank, together with the interest thereon, shall become immediately due and payable at the election of Bank. If suit is instituted to collect the notes and other obligations, Borrower promises to pay, in addition to the costs and disbursements allowed by law, such additional sums as the court may award as attorney's fees. 15. EXPENSES. Borrower shall reimburse Bank, upon demand, for all of Bank's direct expenses in connection with making any and all loans and the perfection of Bank's security interests. 16. CONDITION OF BANK'S OBLIGATIONS. All agreements or commitments of Bank to make any loan or advance to Borrower are and will be subject to the following terms and conditions: (a) Due and punctual performance by Borrower of all of Borrower's agreements with Bank. (b) Correctness of all statements and representations by Borrower to Bank. (c) Execution and delivery by Borrower of all loan and security instruments in such form as Bank shall require. (d) Acceptance and approval by Bank of all collateral. (e) Payment by Borrower of any and all fees and charges specified by Bank. (f) Verification and approval of Borrower's credit. (g) No material adverse matter occurring. 17. Any modification, waiver or other change of this agreement must be agreed to in writing. 18. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS. See attached sheet for additional provisions incorporated by reference in this Agreement. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement is executed this 30th day of June, 1996. BORROWER SCHUFF STEEL COMPANY, an Arizona corporation By_____________________________________ David A. Schuff, Chairman BANK BANK ONE, ARIZONA, NA, a national banking association By_____________________________________ Brad Richards, Vice President 3
Loan Agreement - Bank One Arizona NA and Schuff Steel Co.
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