Notes and Loans Payable
|3 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2011
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]
|Notes and Loans Payable
NOTE 13 - NOTES AND LOANS PAYABLE
A summary of notes payable at January 31, 2011, and October 31, 2010 is as follows:
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 Noteholders 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.
See Note 15 of the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statement for current information on the status of the Cash Control Framework Agreement, the secured convertible debenture and the other loans.