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Creditors Demand $160M from Hoku Corporation
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Related: Hoku Out of Cash in Nine Weeks, So Broke It Can't Write Annual Report

Hoku Corporation to Delist from the NASDAQ Global Market 

News Release from Hoku Corp
HONOLULU, HI -- (Marketwire) -- 07/13/12 -- Hoku Corporation (NASDAQ: HOKU) (the "Company) announced today that it intends to voluntarily terminate the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market by filing a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on or about July 16, 2012. As previously announced, the Company is not in compliance with NASDAQ's continuing listing requirements due to its inability to maintain a $1.00 minimum bid price and to file its annual report on Form 10-K, and the Company expects its common stock to be delisted from The NASDAQ Global Market. To ensure an orderly delisting process, the Company has decided to voluntarily terminate the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market by filing a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on or about July 16, 2012. On July 5, 2012, NASDAQ halted the trading of Hoku's common stock. NASDAQ has informed Hoku that the trading of its common stock on NASDAQ will remain halted until the delisting is completed upon the Form 25 filing.
About Hoku Corporation
Hoku Corporation (NASDAQ: HOKU) is a solar energy products and services company with two business units: Hoku Materials and Hoku Solar. For more information, visit www.hokucorp.com. Hoku, Hoku Solar, and the Hoku Corporation logo are trademarks of Hoku Corporation, and Hoku Materials is the trademark of Hoku Materials, Inc., all rights reserved. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders. ©Copyright 2012, Hoku Corporation, all rights reserved.
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Form 8-K for HOKU CORP

13-Jul-2012

Item 2.04. Triggering Events That Accelerate or Increase a Direct Financial
Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.

The information set forth in Item 8.01 under the heading "Credit Agreements" below is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.04.



Item 8.01. Other Events.

Delisting from The NASDAQ Global Market

Hoku Corporation ("Hoku") intends to voluntarily terminate the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market by filing a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on or about July 16, 2012. As previously announced, Hoku is not in compliance with NASDAQ's continuing listing requirements due to its inability to maintain a $1.00 minimum bid price and to file its annual report on Form 10-K, and Hoku expects its common stock to be delisted from The NASDAQ Global Market. To ensure an orderly delisting process, Hoku has decided to voluntarily terminate the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market by filing a Form 25 with the SEC on or about July 16, 2012. On July 5, 2012, NASDAQ halted the trading of Hoku's common stock. NASDAQ has informed Hoku that the trading of its common stock on NASDAQ will remain halted until the delisting is completed upon the Form 25 filing.

 

Credit Agreements

In addition to the disclosures made in the Form 8-K filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission on June 29, 2012, Hoku has received written notice that
the loans under the credit agreements listed below have been accelerated and are
immediately due and payable.  In each instance, the lender has advised Hoku that
it has or intends to draw against the letter of credit provided by Tianwei as
collateral for such loans.

  Date                                    Date of
of Credit     Lender       Principal     Receipt of
Agreement                    Amount     Acceleration
                                           Notice
          China
 October  Construction                    July 10,
19, 2010  Bank,           $29,000,000       2012
          Singapore
          Branch
                           Lesser of
          Bank of China, $30,000,000 or
February  New York       the aggregate  July 2, 2012
25, 2011  Branch           amount of
                           letter of
                             credit
          Industrial and
April 6,  Commercial
  2011    Bank of China   $15,000,000   July 9, 2012
          Ltd., New York
          Branch
                           Lesser of
          Bank of China, $15,000,000 or
 August   New York       the aggregate  July 2, 2012
16, 2011  Branch           amount of
                           letter of
                             credit
          Industrial and
 October  Commercial
 5, 2011  Bank of China   $13,600,000   July 6, 2012
          Ltd., New York
          Branch
                           Lesser of
          Bank of China, $22,110,000 or
 October  New York       the aggregate  July 2, 2012
12, 2011  Branch           amount of
                           letter of
                             credit
          Industrial and
November  Commercial
30, 2011  Bank of China    $5,800,000   July 6, 2012
          Ltd., New York
          Branch
          Industrial and
 January  Commercial                      July 11,
10, 2011  Bank of China   $19,500,000       2012
          Ltd., New York
          Branch
          Industrial and
 January  Commercial                      July 11,
11, 2012  Bank of China   $10,000,000       2012
          Ltd., New York
          Branch

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