United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2024
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
10737 Cutten Road
HoustonTexas 77066
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On April 30, 2024, our wholly-owned subsidiary RCI Holdings, Inc. (“RCI Holdings”) entered into and closed a term loan with Centennial Bank for $20.0 million (the “Loan”). The primary purpose of the Loan is to provide additional funds for working capital.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Loan documentation, including without limitation the Loan Agreement entered into between RCI Holdings and Centennial Bank on April 30, 2024 and the Note (described below), the primary terms of the Loan are as follows:
The Loan is evidenced by a Promissory Note (the “Note”) that evidences the total amount of $20,000,000 with a term of 10 years. The first five years have a fixed interest rate of 8.25%, upon the conclusion of which (the “Adjustment Date”), the interest rate will adjust to a rate equal to the then weekly average yield on U.S. Treasury Securities plus 362 basis points (but not less than 6.50%). The Note is payable in monthly payments of principal and interest of $170,407.64, based upon a 20-year amortization period, through the Adjustment Date. Following the Adjustment Date, the monthly payments of principal and interest shall adjust based upon the new interest rate and the remaining amortization period continuing through and until April 30, 2034 (the “Maturity Date”), at which time the entire principal amount together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon shall be due and payable in full
The Note is subject to a scaled prepayment penalty for the first eight years of the term of the Loan, ranging from five to two percent.
RCI Holdings paid total settlement charges at closing of approximately $356,000, which amount includes a loan fee to Centennial Bank and expenses and third-party costs of Centennial Bank, such as appraisals, inspections and legal fees. The remainder of the settlement charges include expenses incurred by RCI Holding in connection with the Loan, such as title company costs. Our legal fees and certain other expenses related to the Loan were not included or paid out of settlement charges at closing.

RCI Holdings and RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. shall maintain an aggregate tangible net worth of not less than $25,000,000.

The Loan is secured by nine real estate properties of RCI Holdings and all rights in connection therewith, pursuant to certain deeds of trust and mortgages (the “Properties”).
RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. and Eric Langan, personally, are each guaranteeing the Loan, jointly and severally.
RCI Holdings provided Centennial Bank a right of first refusal for future financings of real estate of RCI Holdings.
There is a partial release provision that provides RCI Holdings the right to have any of the Properties released from the deeds of trust and mortgages upon the sale of a Property to an unrelated third party, subject to certain terms and conditions, including without limitation the then loan-to-value ratio of the Loan is not greater than 65%.
The Loan Agreement contains a negative covenant under which we have agreed to not pay out any dividends or distributions; provided that, we are permitted to continue to pay our quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.04 per share per quarter ($0.16 per year) unless the debt service coverage falls below 1.40X for three consecutive quarters, in which event such quarterly dividend must be suspended until such time as the 1.40X debt service coverage is achieved; provided that we may increase such dividends in excess of the $0.04 per share per quarter upon written request to Centennial Bank and their approval, based upon their review of our existing financial condition.

The descriptions above of the Loan documentation, including the Note, Loan Agreement, Absolute Unconditional and Continuing Guaranty of RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. and Absolute Unconditional and Continuing Guaranty of Eric S. Langan, are qualified in their entirety by reference to the terms of such documents, copies of which are filed hereto as Exhibits 4.1, 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

The Exhibits included herewith have been included to provide investors and security holders with information regarding their terms. They are not intended to provide any other factual information about us or our subsidiaries and affiliates. The Exhibits contain representations and warranties certain parties made solely for the benefit of such parties. The assertions embodied in those representations and warranties are subject to qualifications and limitations agreed to by the respective parties in negotiating the terms of those documents. Moreover, certain representations and warranties in the Exhibits were made as of a specified date, may be subject to a contractual standard of materiality different from what might be viewed as material to investors, or may have been used for the purpose of allocating risk between the parties, rather than establishing matters as facts. Accordingly, the representations and warranties in the Exhibits should not be relied on by any persons as characterizations of the actual state of facts about us, RCI Holdings or any other parties to the Exhibits at the time they were made or otherwise. In addition, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Exhibits, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in our public disclosures.

Reference is made to the disclosure set forth above under Item 1.01 of this current report, which disclosure is incorporated herein by reference.

(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number Description
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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: May 3, 2024By:/s/ Eric Langan
Eric Langan
President and Chief Executive Officer