LOAN DOCUMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

 

                                  EXHIBIT 10.1

                     LOAN  DOCUMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT
                     -------------------------------------
                      (No. 5., dated as of July 11,. 1997)
                      ------------------------------------

     LOAN DOCUMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT dated as of July 11, 1997 by and
between TRANSWITCH CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation with its principal place
of business at 8 Progress Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484 (tile "Borrower")
                                                                   --------
and SILICON VALLEY BANK (the "Bank"), a California-chartered bank with its
                              ----
principal place of business at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054,
and with a loan production office located at Wellesley Office Park, 40 William
Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181, doing business under the name "Silicon
Valley East."

     1 .    Reference to Existing Loan Documents
            ------------------------------------

     Reference is hereby made to that certain Commitment Letter dated as of July
1, 1993 between the Bank and the Borrower, as amended by letter amendments dated
as of September 1, 1994 and March 21, 1995, and as further amended by loan
modification agreements dated as of April 19, 1995, January 5, 1996 and December
31, 1996 (as so amended, and with the attached schedules and exhibits, the
"Commitment Letter") and the Loan Documents referred to therein, including
 -----------------
without limitation that certain Amended and Restated Promissory Note of the
Borrower dated December 31, 1996 (the "Working Capital Note") and that certain
                                       --------------------
Promissory Note (Equipment Line of Credit) dated December 31, 1996 (the
"Equipment Line Note"), and the Security Instruments referred to therein.
 -------------------
Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used in this Agreement shall
have the same respective meanings as set forth in the Commitment Letter.

     2.     Effective Date.
            -------------- 

     This Agreement shall become effective as of July 11, 1997 (the "Effective
                                                                     ---------
Date"), provided that the Bank shall have received the following on or before
- ----                                                                         
July 25, 1997 and provided further, however, in no event shall this Agreement
become effective until signed by an officer of the Bank in California:

          (a)  two copies of this Agreement, duly executed by the Borrower;

          (b)  an Amended and Restated Promissory Note (Working Capital
Line of Credit) in the principal amount of $6,000,000 in the form enclosed
herewith (the "Third Amended Working Capital Note"), duly executed by the
               ----------------------------------
Borrower;

          (c)  an Amended and Restated Promissory Note (Equipment Line of
Credit) in the principal amount of $2,000,000 in respect of the Equipment Line
Commitment in the form enclosed herewith (the "Amended Equipment Line Note"),
                                               ---------------------------
duly executed by the Borrower;

          (d)  evidence of the approval by your Board of Directors of this
Agreement, the Third Amended Working Capital Note and the Amended Equipment Line
Note; and

                                      -2-

          (e)  a check in the amount of $1,875 in payment of the fees of
Sullivan & Worcester LLP, counsel to the Bank in connection with the
transactions contemplated hereby.

     By the signature of its authorized officer below, the Borrower is hereby
representing that, except as modified in Schedule 1 attached hereto, the
                                         ----------
representations of the Borrower set forth in the Loan Documents (including those
contained in the Commitment Letter, as amended hereby) are true and correct as
of the Effective Date as if made on and as of such date. In addition, the
Borrower confirm its authorization as to the debiting of its account with the
Bank in the aggregate amount of $10,000 in order to pay the Bank's facility fee
for the period up to and including the extended Commitment Expiration Date.
Finally, the Borrower agrees that, as of the Effective Date, it has no defenses
against its obligations to pay any amounts outstanding under the Commitment
Letter and the other Loan Documents.

     3.   Description of Change in Terms.
          ------------------------------ 
     As of the Effective Date, the Commitment Letter is modified in the
     following respects:

          (a)  The first sentence of the first unnumbered paragraph of the
Commitment Letter, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended and restated to read
in its entirety as follows:

          "Silicon Valley Bank (the 'Bank') is pleased to inform you that it has
     approved for TranSwitch Corporation (the 'Borrower'), subject to the terms
     set forth in this letter and the attached schedules (collectively referred
     to as the 'Commitment Letter'), the following credit facilities: (i) a
     working capital line of credit of $6,000,000 (the 'Working Capital
     Commitment'); and (ii) an equipment line of credit of $2,000,000 (the
     'Equipment Line of Credit Commitment' and, together with the Working
     Capital Commitment, the 'Commitments')."

          (b)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) of numbered paragraph 1 of the
Commitment Letter, as heretofore amended, are hereby amended and restated to
read in their entirety as follows:

          "(a) a promissory note payable to the order of the Bank by the
     Borrower in the principal amount of $6,000,000 with respect to the Working
     Capital Commitment (as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented
     from time to time, the 'Working Capital Note');

          "(b) a promissory note payable to the order of the Bank by the
     Borrower in the principal amount of $2,000,000 with respect to the
     Equipment Commitment (as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented
     from time to time, the 'Equipment Line Note' and together with the Working
     Capital Note, the 'Notes'); "

          (c)  Numbered paragraph 2 of the Commitment Letter, as heretofore
amended, is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

                                    - 3 - 

          "2.   The Working Capital Commitment will commence the date hereof and
     will expire on July 10, 1998 (the 'Working Capital Expiry Date'). The
     Equipment Line of Credit Commitment will commence December 31, 1996 and
     will expire on November 30, 1997 (the 'Equipment Expiry Date')."

          (d)   The first sentence of numbered paragraph 3 of the Commitment
Letter, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended and restated to read in its
entirety as follows:

          "Advances under the Working Capital Commitment shall bear interest at
     a fluctuating rate of interest equal to the Bank's Prime Rate (as defined
     below) plus three-quarters of one per cent (0.75%) per annum, and advances
     under the Equipment Line of Credit Commitment shall bear interest at a
     fluctuating rate of interest equal to the Bank's Prime Rate plus one per
     cent (1.0%) per annum. Borrower shall make payments of interest in respect
     of advances under the Working Capital monthly on the tenth (10th) day of
     each month and on the Working Capital Expiry Date."

          (e)   Numbered paragraphs 21 through 25 of Schedule II to the
Commitment Letter, as heretofore amended, are hereby amended and restated to
read in their entirety as follows:

          "21.  Quick Ratio. The Borrower will not permit its Quick Ratio to be
                -----------
     less than 1.25 to 1 at the end of any month, commencing with the month
     ending July 31, 1997."

          "22.  Minimum Profitability. The Borrower will not permit Net Loss for
                ---------------------
     any fiscal quarter set forth below to exceed the amount set forth opposite
     such quarter:

Quarter Ending Maximum Net Loss -------------- ---------------- June 30, 1997 $1,200,000 September 30, 1997 $1,300,000 December 31, 1997 $ 750,000 Each quarter thereafter $ 600,000
"23. Leverage. The Borrower will not permit the ratio of Total Senior -------- Liabilities to Tangible Net Worth at the end of any month, commencing with the month ending July 31, 1997, to be more than 1.25 to 1. "24. Tangible Net Worth. The Borrower will not permit Tangible Net ------------------ Worth at the end of any month, commencing with the month ending July 31, 1997, to be less than $11,000,000. "25. Liquidity. The Borrower will not permit the sum of its --------- unrestricted cash on hand plus availability under the Working Capital Commitment to be less -4- than $4,000,000 for any month, commencing with the month ending July 31, 1997." (f) The Compliance Certificate referred to in Schedule 4(c) of Schedule II to the Commitment Letter, as heretofore amended, is hereby deleted and replaced with the Compliance Certificate attached hereto as Exhibit A. (g) The definition of "Eligible Development Software" in Schedule III of the Commitment Letter, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended by deleting the date "December 31, 1996" appearing in the last line of subparagraph (b) thereof and substituting the date "July 11, 1997." (h) The definition of "Eligible Equipment" in Schedule III of the Commitment Letter, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended by deleting the date "December 31, 1996" appearing in the last line of subparagraph (b) thereof and substituting the date "July 11, 1997." 4. Conforming Changes. ------------------ The Commitment Letter and the other Loan Documents are hereby amended wherever necessary or appropriate to reflect the foregoing changes. 5. Continuing Validity. ------------------- Upon the effectiveness hereof, each reference in each Security Instrument or other Loan Document to the "Commitment Letter," "thereunder," "thereof," "therein," or words of like import referring to the Commitment Letter, shall mean and be a reference to the Commitment Letter, as amended hereby. Except as specifically set forth above, the Commitment Letter shall remain in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and confirmed. Each of the other Loan Documents, is in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and confirmed. The amendments set forth above (i) do not constitute a waiver or modification of any term, condition or covenant of the Commitment Letter or any other Loan Document, other than as expressly set forth herein, and (ii) shall not prejudice any rights which the Bank may now or hereafter have under or in connection with the Commitment Letter, as modified hereby, or the other Loan Documents and shall not obligate the Bank to assent to any further modifications. 6. Miscellaneous. ------------- (a) This Agreement may be signed in one or more counterparts each of which taken together shall constitute one and the same document. (b) THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. (c) THE BORROWER ACCEPTS FOR ITSELF AND IN CONNECTION WITH ITS PROPERTIES, UNCONDITIONALLY, THE NON-EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF ANY STATE OR FEDERAL COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN THE -5- COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS IN ANY ACTION, SUIT, OR PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND AGAINST IT WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR BY REASON OF THIS LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF FOR ANY REASON LENDER CANNOT AVAIL ITSELF OF THE COURTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, THEN VENUE SHALL LIE IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. (d) The Borrower agrees to promptly pay on demand all costs and expenses of the Bank in connection with the preparation, reproduction, execution and delivery of this letter amendment and the other instruments and documents to be delivered hereunder, including the reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, special counsel for the Bank with respect thereto. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Bank and the Borrower have caused this Agreement to be signed under seal by their respective duly authorized officers as of the date set forth above. SILICON VALLEY EAST, a Division of Silicon Valley Bank By:/s/ James C. Maynard ------------------------------- Name: James C. Maynard Title: Vice President SILICON VALLEY BANK By:/s/ Amy Young ------------------------------- Name: Amy Young Title: AVP (signed in Santa Clara, CA) TRANSWITCH CORPORATION By:/s/ M.F. Stauff ------------------------------- Name: M.F. Stauff Title: Sr. Vice President SCHEDULE A to SCHEDULE I With respect to: Item 10. Subsidiaries. The borrower has the following subsidiaries: ------------ TranSwitch Europe N.V./S.A. Tervurenlaan 252-254 1150 Brussels, Belgium TranSwitch Corporation Taiwan Branch 13-3F 30 Pei Ping East Road Taipei, Taiwan Exhibit A COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE TO: SILICON VALLEY BANK FROM: TRANSWITCH CORPORATION The undersigned authorized officer of TranSwitch Corporation (the "Borrower") hereby certifies that in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Commitment Letter dated as of July 1, 1993 from Silicon Valley Bank (the "Bank") to the Borrower, as amended through the date hereof (the "Agreement"), (i) Borrower is in complete compliance for the period ending ____________ with all required covenants except as noted below and (ii) all representations and warranties of Borrower stated in the Agreement are true and correct in all material respects as of the date hereof. Attached herewith are the required documents supporting the above certification. The Officer further certifies that these are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are consistently applied from one period to the next except as explained in an accompanying letter or footnotes. The Officer expressly acknowledges that no borrowings may be requested by the Borrower at any time or date of determination that Borrower is not in compliance with any of the terms of the Agreement, and that such compliance is determined not just at the date this certificate is delivered. Please indicate compliance status by checking Yes/No under "Complies" column.
Reporting Covenant Required Complies ------------------ -------- -------- Quarterly financial statements (10Q) Quarterly within 45 days Yes [_] No [_] Annual statements (CPA Audited) FYE within 100 days Yes [_] No [_] A/R & A/P Agings Monthly within 25 days when borrowing Yes [_] No [_] A/R Audit Annual Yes [_] No [_] Financial Covenant Required Actual Complies ------------------ -------- ------ -------- Maintain on a monthly basis: Minimum Quick Ratio 1.25:1 ___:1 Yes [_] No [_] Minimum Tangible Net Worth $11,000,000 Yes [_] No [_] Maximum Debt/Tangible Net Worth 1.25:1 ___:1 Yes [_] No [_] Minimum Cash + net working capital availability $ 4,000,000 Yes [_] No [_] Profitability: Quarter ending 6/30/97 $(1,200,000) Yes [_] No [_] Quarter ending 9/30/97 $(1,300,000) Yes [_] No [_] Quarter ending 12/31/97 $( 750,000) Yes [_] No [_] Each quarter after 12/31/97 $( 600,000) Yes [_] No [_]
Comments Regarding Exceptions: See Attached. Sincerely, - -------------------------------------------- SIGNATURE TITLE: DATE:

Basic Info X:

Name: LOAN DOCUMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT
Type: Loan Document Modification Agreement
Date: Nov. 6, 1997
Company: TRANSWITCH CORP /DE
State: Delaware

Other info:

Date:

  • September 1 , 1994
  • March 21 , 1995
  • April 19 , 1995
  • January 5 , 1996
  • July 25 , 1997
  • July 10 , 1998
  • November 30 , 1997
  • June 30 , 1997
  • September 30 , 1997
  • December 31 , 1997
  • July 31 , 1997
  • December 31 , 1996
  • July 11 , 1997
  • July 1 , 1993

Organization:

  • 8 Progress Drive
  • Restated Promissory Note Equipment Line of Credit
  • Equipment Line Commitment
  • Board of Directors
  • Third Amended Working Capital Note
  • Equipment Line of Credit Commitment
  • Bank 's Prime Rate
  • Working Capital Commitment
  • The Compliance Certificate
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Division of Silicon Valley Bank
  • TranSwitch Europe N.V.S.A
  • TranSwitch Corporation Taiwan Branch
  • ] AR & AP Agings Monthly

Location:

  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Wellesley Office Park
  • Silicon Valley East
  • MASSACHUSETTS
  • CALIFORNIA
  • Santa Clara
  • Brussels
  • Belgium
  • Pei Ping East Road Taipei
  • Taiwan

Money:

  • $ 1,875
  • $ 10,000
  • $ 6,000,000
  • $ 2,000,000
  • $ 600,000
  • $ 11,000,000
  • $ 4,000,000

Person:

  • Shelton
  • William Street
  • James C. Maynard
  • Amy Young

Percent:

  • 0.75 %
  • 1.0 %