8-K 1 bkti_8k.htm CURRENT REPORT bkti_8k

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
April 13, 2020
BK Technologies Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 (Commission File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 7100 Technology Drive, West Melbourne, FL
 (Address of principal executive offices)
 (Zip Code)
   Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (321) 984-1414
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.60 per share
NYSE American
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 1.01.             Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
See the information set forth in Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Current Report”), which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of the Registrant.
On April 13, 2020, BK Technologies, Inc. (the “Borrower”), a wholly-owned operating subsidiary of BK Technologies Corporation, a holding company (the “Company”), received approval and funding pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”) evidencing an unsecured loan in the amount of $2,196,335 under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “Loan”). The Paycheck Protection Program (or “PPP”) was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The Loan is being made through JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Lender”).
The Loan has a two-year term and bears interest at a rate of 0.98% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments are deferred for six months. Beginning seven months from the date of the Note, the Borrower is required to make monthly payments of principal and interest to the Lender, each in such equal amount required to fully amortize the principal amount outstanding on the Note on the last day of the deferral period by the maturity date. The Loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The Note matures on April 8, 2022. The Note contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults, making materially false and misleading representations to the SBA or Lender, or breaching the terms of the Loan documents. The occurrence of an event of default may result in the immediate repayment of all amounts outstanding, collection of all amounts owing from the Borrower, or filing suit and obtaining judgment.
Under the terms of the CARES Act, PPP loan recipients can apply for and be granted forgiveness for all or a portion of loan granted under the PPP. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations, based on the use of loan proceeds for payment of payroll costs and any payments of mortgage interest, rent, and utilities. However, no assurance is provided that forgiveness for any portion of the Loan will be obtained.
The foregoing description of the Note is a summary only and is qualified in its entirely by the reference to the full text of the Note, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01            Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Paycheck Protection Program Note, approved as of April 13, 2020, executed by BK Technologies, Inc., as borrower, for the benefit of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as lender.
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.
Date: April 16, 2020
/s/ William P. Kelly  
William P. Kelly  
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer