26 Jun 2010

Bank loan negotiations not completed yet by Allied Farmers

7:30 am on 26 June 2010

Allied Farmers is yet to finish renegotiating its bank loans, despite the lending arrangements expiring next week.

Allied, which took over Hanover and United Finance's assets in December, currently has a $16.5 million loan, and a $2.5 million overdraft, with Westpac. Both expire on 1 July.

In a statement to the market issued on Friday afternoon, Allied Farmers said negotiation of its banking facilities with Westpac and another un-named lender proposing to offer funding under a shared security arrangement, was continuing.

Shares in Allied Farmers slipped to a record low of 4.3 cents on Friday.