Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Restricted Cash

Restricted Cash
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2011
Cash and Cash Equivalents [Abstract]  
Restricted Cash



On March 16, 2009, the Company and the holder of the secured convertible debenture (“The Noteholder”) entered into a Cash Control Framework Agreement, pursuant to which it is assumed that, subject to the Company being fully compliant with the terms of this agreement and those set out in the Transaction Documents entered into between the Company and the Noteholder on February 21, 2008, no adverse actions will be taken by the Noteholder. The agreement provides, among other things, for the placement of approximately $2.15 million into a segregated cash account. Under the terms of the agreement, we may request the release of funds from the account from time to time for working capital purposes, subject to the Noteholder’s consent and agreed upon terms and conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, we must also adhere to a strict cost cutting program which involves reducing our SG&A, R&D and capital expenditure by an annualized $3.35 million.


On or around August 23, 2010, the Company failed to make a scheduled interest payment under the senior convertible debentures. This constituted an event of default under the Loan Note Instrument and the Cash Control Framework Agreement resulting in the Noteholder making a demand for the special purpose amount of $6,000,000 which was advanced to the Company for an approved acquisition under the original Loan Note Instrument and for which it had failed to make.


This agreement was terminated on March 28, 2011 by the Noteholder.