Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 4, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



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22160 N. Pepper Road Lake Barrington, Illinois


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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On March 4, 2019, CTI Industries Corporation, along with its subsidiaries Flexo Universal, S. de R.L. de C.V. and CTI Supply, Inc. (collectively, “the Company”) entered into Amendment No. 3 and Forbearance Agreement (the “Amendment”) to Revolving Credit, Term Loan, and Security Agreement (the “Agreement”) with PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC”). The original Agreement included a $6 million term loan and up to $18 million of availability under the revolving credit facility. As previously reported, the Company notified PNC of failure to meet financial covenants beginning during November 2018.


In executing this Amendment, PNC agrees to forbear taking action with respect to previously identified events of default during the forbearance period. Additionally, no financial covenants shall be calculated during the forbearance period, which includes the reporting obligation as of March 31, 2019. The next financial covenants shall be reported, under the terms of the original Agreement, as of June 30, 2019 with such reports due July 31, 2019. The Forbearance Period is defined as the earlier of July 31, 2019, the occurrence of an event of default other than the identified existing defaults (defined as November 15, 2018 and December 31, 2018 financial covenants), or at PNC’s sole discretion with thirty (30) day written notice to the Company. The Amendment included a temporary over-advance of up to $1.2 million, reduced to zero by April 21, 2019, and a one-time fee of $250,000.


This summary is not intended to include all terms of the Amendment, which is attached hereto.



Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)     Exhibits:    
Exhibit No.   Exhibit
99.1   Amendment No. 3 and Forbearance Agreement dated March 4, 2019.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, CTI Industries Corporation has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized, in the Village of Lake Barrington, Illinois, March 8, 2019.











/s/ Jeffrey S. Hyland



Jeffrey S. Hyland, Chief Executive Officer and President