Line of Credit

EX-10.1 2 ex10x1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1
Exhibit 10.1


May 13, 2015

This Revolving Line of Credit Facility Agreement (this “Agreement”) sets forth the terms pursuant to which Providence Energy Operators, LLC (“Lender”) is making available to PetroShare Corp. (“Borrower”), a revolving line of credit (the “Line of Credit”), to be evidenced by a Promissory Note dated of even date herewith and in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof (the “Note”).  The terms of the Line of Credit are as follows:

Borrower: PetroShare Corp., a Colorado C Corporation.

Loan Commitment
Amount/Line of
Credit: $5,000,000.

Maturity Date: June 1, 2017, on which date Borrower agrees to repay the remaining unpaid balance of the Line of Credit in its entirety, including all outstanding principal, interest, fees, expenses and other amounts due in connection therewith.

Interest: Interest on the outstanding principal balance of the Line of Credit shall accrue commencing on the dates of advancements of principal hereunder at an annual rate equal to eight percent (8.0%) simple interest per annum.  After the occurrence of an Event of Default (defined below), interest on the Line of Credit shall accrue at a rate of the greater of 12.0% simple interest per annum or the maximum rate of interest allowed by law under the laws of the state of Colorado but in no event to exceed 18% per annum.  Borrower shall pay the interest monthly in accordance with the Note and subject to that certain Participation Agreement dated May 13, 2015 by and between Lender and Borrower and ending on the Maturity Date.

Advances: Lender shall make advances (“Advances”) to Borrower from time to time, by wire transfer in amounts not to be less than $250,000, no later than ten (10) days after Lender receives proper written notice from Borrower, to fund general administrative, legal and working capital costs, expenses and other related items for the acquisition and maintenance of the Leases or Assets as set forth in the Participation Agreement.  Proper written notice shall include the amount of the requested advance, a breakdown of the use of proceeds, including but not limited to information for the Lease(s) or Assets sought to be reimbursed or funded, and any other relevant information or documentation to reasonably identify the costs and expenses underlying the request.  Any request by Borrower for an Advance shall be deemed a certification by Borrower that the conditions precedent contained in this Agreement have been satisfied.

Limitations: Unless agreed to in writing by Lender, Lender shall not have any obligation to make an Advance if, after the making of such Advance, the aggregate amount of all Advances then outstanding under this Agreement would exceed the Commitment Amount,.

and Warranties: Borrower represents and warrants to Lender that:  (a) Borrower is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Colorado, having all powers required to carry on its business and to enter into and carry out the transactions contemplated hereby, and is duly qualified, in good standing, and authorized to do business in all other jurisdictions where such qualification is necessary, (b) this Agreement, the Note, the Participation Agreement and all other documents executed in connection herewith are legal and binding obligations of Borrower, enforceable in accordance with their respective terms, except as may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws of general application relating to the enforcement of creditors’ rights and as limited by general equitable principles, (c) the financial statements of Borrower heretofore provided to Lender by Borrower fairly present Borrower’s financial positions at the respective dates thereof, (d) to the best of Borrower’s knowledge, there are no actions, suits or other proceedings pending or threatened against Borrower, (e) all tax returns required to be filed by Borrower have been filed, and all taxes and other governmental charges upon Borrower or upon any of its assets or income have been paid, and (f) Borrower is not engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U or X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), and no part of the proceeds of the Line of Credit will be used to purchase or carry any such margin stock or to extend credit to any person or entity for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any such margin stock.

Requirements: Borrower agrees to submit to Lender:  (a) within 90 days of each fiscal year-end of Borrower, audited annual financial statements of Borrower, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, (b) within 45 days of the end of each fiscal quarter of Borrower (except for the last fiscal quarter in Borrower’s fiscal year), quarterly financial statements of Borrower, prepared by Borrower in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, (c) within 30 days after the filing of the same, copies of any and all federal income tax returns filed by Borrower, and (d) such other information as Lender may request at any time or from time to time.

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Covenants: Borrower will:  (a) operate its assets and the leases taken under the Participation Agreement in a good and workmanlike manner, (b) maintain insurance with responsible carriers and in amounts customary in the industry for the types of operations to be conducted by Borrower in connection with the leases and wells, (c) in all material respects conduct its business and affairs in compliance with all laws, regulations and orders applicable thereto (including those relating to pollution and other environmental matters), (d) permit representatives appointed by Lender to visit and inspect, at their sole risk, any property, books of account, other books and records, and any facilities or other business assets of Borrower, (e) pay all amounts due hereunder or in connection herewith in accordance with the terms hereof, (f) observe, perform and comply with every covenant, term and condition, express or implied, herein or in any other documents delivered in connection herewith, (g) promptly notify Lender of:  (1) any material adverse change in the financial condition of Borrower, (2) any material adverse development with respect to the business, property or assets of Borrower, and (3) the occurrence of any Event of Default, (h) maintain and preserve its existence, rights and franchises in full force and effect and qualify to do business in all states or jurisdictions where required by applicable law.

Covenants: Without Lender’s prior written consent, Borrower will not:  (a) incur any indebtedness other than: (1) the Line of Credit, (2) trade debt incurred by Borrower in the ordinary course of business, (b) make loans or advances to any third party, except trade debt extended in the ordinary course of business, (c) sell, lease or dispose of any material assets in excess of $100,000 during any calendar year.
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Events of
Default: The occurrence of any of the following shall be deemed an Event of Default hereunder, shall relieve Lender of any further obligation to make Advances hereunder and shall permit Lender, at its option, to declare the Line of Credit to be forthwith due and payable together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, without presentation, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are expressly waived by Borrower:  (a) Borrower becomes insolvent or fails to pay any amount due hereunder or in connection herewith when due and payable,  (b) any “default”, “event of default” or “Event of Acceleration”, (c) Borrower fails to duly observe, perform or comply with any covenant, agreement, condition or provision (other than those referred to in subsections (a) and (b) above) of this Agreement or of any other document executed in connection herewith and such failure continues beyond 30 days after written notice thereof from Lender to Borrower, unless extended in writing by Lender, (d) Borrower suffers the commencement of any voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy proceeding against it, suffers the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, trustee or similar official for a substantial part of its assets, makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, fails generally to pay (or admits in writing its inability to pay) its debts as such debts become due, suffers the entry of any order issued by any court or tribunal seizing all or any substantial part of its property, (e) any default occurs with respect to any indebtedness owed by Borrower to any other person or entity, and/or (f) the dissolution or termination of existence of Borrower.

Force Majeure: Lender shall not be required to fund any advance not previously approved, in the event of an act of “force majeure” that delays, prevents or interrupts the acquisition or maintenance of any leases, wells or other assets sought to be acquired or maintained under the Participation Agreement.  An act of force majeure is a risk beyond the reasonable control of the Parties, such as a flood or other act of God, fire, war, rebellion, insurrection, sabotage, riot, or state or federal order, rule, regulation, or law, any of which have the effect of prohibiting the Parties' activities on the Leases or the AMI, which prohibition does not arise, directly or indirectly, out of Lender’s action or inaction, a shortage or materials or labor, or an event that renders the lease or other assets sought to be acquired to be undesirable, unreasonably priced or marketed, highly contentious due to the politics or other local land, legal or other concerns.
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Miscellaneous: This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one instrument.  This Agreement, the Note, the Participation Agreement and the other documents executed in connection herewith set forth the entire understanding between the parties hereto, and no modification or amendment of or supplement hereto or thereto shall be valid or effective unless the same is in writing and signed by the party against whom it is sought to be enforced.  In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this Agreement, and the Note or any of the other documents executed in connection herewith, the provisions of this Agreement shall control.  All notices shall be in writing and shall be deemed sufficiently given or furnished if delivered by personal delivery or by expedited delivery service with proof of delivery, or by registered or certified United States mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, at the addresses of the parties specified on the letterhead and the inside address hereof (unless changed by similar notice in writing given by the particular person whose address is to be changed).  The maturity of any payment which becomes due and payable hereunder on a day other than a business day, shall be extended to the next succeeding business day.  This Agreement shall be deemed a contract made under the laws of the State of Colorado.

Executed as of the date first above written.
Borrower: PetroShare Corp.
Lender: Providence Energy Operators, LLC
By:   /s/ Stephen J. Foley         
By:   /s/ Jim Sinclair          
Name:  Stephen J. Foley
Title:  CEO
Name: Jim Sinclair
Title:   COO



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$5,000,000 (US Dollars)
Date: May 13, 2015

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Promissory Note (this “Note”), PetroShare Corp., a Colorado C Corporation, whose address is 7200 S Alton Way, Suite B220, Centennial CO 80112 (the “Borrower”), hereby promises to pay to the order of Providence Energy Operators, LLC, whose address is 16400 N Dallas Pkwy, Suite 400, Dallas TX 75248 (the “Lender”), the principal sum of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000), or so much thereof that may be advanced by Lender prior to maturity, together with interest pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

PAYMENT OF INTEREST AND PRINCIPAL. Payments of interest only shall accrue commencing on the date of the advancement(s) of the principal amount(s) that are made pursuant to that certain Participation Agreement dated May 13, 2015 by and between Lender and Borrower. First payment of accrued interest shall be due the first day of the month after Borrower receives the first production payment from a well associated with the Participation Agreement referenced herein, and/or in which Borrower has or has had a working interest, and shall continue on a month to month basis thereafter. Payment of principal amounts may be made at any time during the term hereof. All payments under this Note shall be applied first to accrued but unpaid interest, and next to outstanding principal.  If not sooner paid, the entire remaining indebtedness (including unpaid principal and accrued interest) shall be due and payable on June 1, 2017. Payments shall be made to Lender at:

Providence Energy Operators, LLC
16400 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75248

(or any alternative location as requested by Lender)

INTEREST.  This Note shall bear interest at an annual rate of eight percent (8.0%) simple interest per annum.  Interest shall be computed on each advance of principal from the date of its disbursement to Borrower (computed on the basis of a 365‑day year, actual days elapsed).

PREPAYMENT.  The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay this Note in whole or in part without premium or penalty.

DEED OF TRUST.  The indebtedness evidenced by this Note is secured by a Deed of Trust dated May 13, 2015 (“Deed of Trust”) from Borrower for the benefit of Lender covering all of Borrower’s interest, whether now owned or hereinafter acquired, in and to various oil and gas interests, including without limitation, leasehold interests, working interests, and accompanying net revenue interests, along with any wells, equipment and fixtures located thereon and proceeds derived therefrom that are located in Colorado and/or related to the interests set forth on Exhibit A and B attached hereto (the “Security”), and until released the Deed of Trust contains additional rights of Lender. Such rights may cause Acceleration of the indebtedness evidenced by this Note.


REMEDIES.  No delay or omission on the part of the Lender of this Note, in exercising any right hereunder, shall operate as a waiver of any such right or of any other right of such Lender, nor shall any delay, omission or waiver on any one occasion be deemed a bar to or waiver of the same or any other right on any future occasion.  The rights and remedies of the Lender shall be cumulative and may be pursued singly, successively, or together, in the sole discretion of the Lender.

EVENTS OF ACCELERATION.  The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute an “Event of Acceleration” by Borrower under this Note:

(a)   Borrower’s failure to pay any part of the principal or interest as and when due under this Note;

(b)   the commencement by or on behalf of Borrower of any proceeding under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, readjustment of debt, moratorium or similar law or statute;

(c)    Borrower’s becoming insolvent or not paying its debts as they become due;

(d)  the failure by Borrower to perform any of the promises or other obligations (other than payment) set forth herein or in the Participation Agreement entered into of even date herewith between Lender and Borrower, and the continuation of such failure for a period of thirty (30) days after written notice thereof from Lender;

(e)   the execution by Borrower of a general assignment of any of the Security for the benefit of creditors;

(f)   Borrower consents to or suffers the appointment of a receiver, trustee or custodian for all or any portion of Borrower's property or assets that is not vacated within thirty (30) days; or

(g)   the dissolution or termination of existence of Borrower.

ACCELERATION.  Upon the occurrence of an Event of Acceleration under this Note, and in addition to any other rights and remedies that Lender may have, Lender shall have the right, at its sole and exclusive option, to declare this Note immediately due and payable.  Lender’s declaration of the Note being due and payable shall not prejudice Lender or Lender’s rights to pursue any other right or remedy (albeit legal, equitable or otherwise) in this regard.

SUBORDINATION.  The Borrower’s obligations under this Promissory Note are subordinated to all indebtedness, if any, of Borrower, to any unrelated third party lender to the extent such indebtedness is outstanding on the date of this Note, and Lender has been notified of same in writing on the date of this Note, and such subordination is required under the loan documents providing for such third party indebtedness.

WAIVERS BY BORROWER.  All signatories and Borrower-related parties to this Note, such as Borrower and any sureties, endorsers, and guarantors hereof, hereby waive protest, presentment, notice of dishonor, and notice of acceleration of maturity and agree to continue to remain bound for the payment of principal, interest and all other sums due under this Note notwithstanding any change or changes by way of release, surrender, exchange, modification or substitution of any security for this Note or by way of any extension or extensions of time for the payment of principal and interest; and all such parties waive all and every kind of notice of such change or changes and agree that the same may be made without notice or consent of any of them.

EXPENSES.  In the event any payment under this Note is not paid when due, the Borrower agrees to pay, in addition to the principal and interest hereunder, reasonable attorneys’ fees not exceeding a sum equal to 15% of the then outstanding balance owing on the Note, plus all other reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Lender in exercising any of its rights and remedies upon a breach or an event of default or Event of Acceleration under this Note and any costs of collection related thereto.

GOVERNING LAW.  This Note shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado.

SUCCESSORS.  All of the foregoing is the promise of Borrower and shall bind Borrower and Borrower’s successors, heirs and assigns; provided, however, that Borrower may not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Lender of this Note.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Borrower has executed this Promissory Note as of the day and year first above written.


A Colorado Corporation

By:    /s/ Stephen J. Foley    
Name: Stephen J. Foley
Title:   CEO
Executed this 13th day of May, 2015

Exhibit A – Lease Schedule
(see attached)

Exhibit B
(There is no exhibit B)­­­­­­­