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BIOLASE Amends Credit Agreements With Comerica Bank

Date Announced: 10 Sep 2013

Warrants issued to lender as part of new deal.

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental lasers, and a pioneer in laser surgery in other medical specialties, today announced that effective September 6, 2013 it amended the terms of its two revolving credit facility agreements (the "Credit Agreements") with Comerica Bank ("Comerica").

BIOLASE's Credit Agreements with Comerica, as previously amended, provide for borrowings against certain domestic accounts receivable and inventory (the "Domestic Revolver") and certain export related accounts receivable and inventory (the "Ex-Im Revolver"). Amendment No. 3 to the Loan and Security Agreement ("Amendment No. 3") reverted the available maximum borrowings under the Domestic Revolver to $4 million from $6 million (in addition to up to another $4 million on the Ex-Im Revolver).

The interest rates on the outstanding principal balance of the credit facilities will continue to bear interest at annual percentage rates equal to the daily prime rate plus 2.00% for the Domestic Revolver and 1.50% for the Ex-Im Revolver. Amendment No. 3 also revised certain financial covenants for the quarters ending September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2013, as defined therein. The maturity date for the Credit Agreements remains May 1, 2014.

Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO, said, "We are very pleased that we have completed the process of amending our Credit Agreements with Comerica Bank. BIOLASE is now entering what has traditionally been its strongest revenue period of the year, September through December, and finalizing the Amendment No. 3 provides us with the flexibility to continue our growth while on the way to generating cash and profitability. Comerica has been a good lending partner. We appreciate their continued support of our long-term strategic business objectives and look forward to building further on our relationship."

In connection with Amendment No. 3, the Company also issued warrants to Comerica (the "2013 Comerica Warrants") to purchase up to 100,000 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share. The 2013 Comerica Warrants vest in four equal quarterly tranches beginning on December 31, 2013 and will expire if unused on September 6, 2018. The Company incurred a fee of $8,000 to process the amendment.

Source: Biolase

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