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American Superconductor (AMSC) Amends Agreement With Institutional Investor; Shares Off

 December 21, 2012 10:52 AM

(By Balachander) American Superconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSC) shares fell on Friday after the company agreed with institutional investor Capital Ventures to exchange an existing note for a new unsecured, senior convertible note.

In April, the company issued $25.0 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured, senior convertible notes to Capital Ventures.

The amended agreement disclosed on Friday increases Capital Ventures' beneficial ownership limitation to 9.99 percent from 4.99 percent.

The amendments to the new unsecured, senior convertible note provides American Superconductor with additional flexibility to make monthly installment payments in its shares.

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In addition, the amended agreement allow American Superconductor to convert at least $2.5 million of $5.3 million installment amount payable with respect to the January 2013 installment date into shares of the company's common stock.

Shares lost 4.75 percent to trade at $2.81 on Friday. Over the past year, the stock has been trading between $2.40 and $6.05.

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