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Financing Obligation

Financing Obligation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Financing Obligation [Abstract]  
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On April 27, 2023, Hollandia Real Estate, LLC ("Hollandia"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and STORE Master Funding XXXI, LLC ("STORE") consummated a $35 million multi-site sale and leaseback transaction relating to the Carpinteria Facility and the Oxnard Facility (collectively, the "Hollandia Facilities").

In connection with the sale and leaseback transaction, Hollandia and STORE entered into a Master Lease Agreement (the "STORE Lease"), dated April 27, 2023 (the "Effective Date"). Pursuant to the STORE Lease, Hollandia will lease the Hollandia Facilities from STORE, subject to the terms and conditions of the STORE Lease.

The STORE Lease provides for an initial term of 25 years, commencing on the Effective Date and expiring on April 30, 2048 ("Initial Term"). Hollandia has four options to extend the Initial Term for separate renewal terms of five years each (together with the Initial Term, the "Lease Term"). Subject to adjustment as set forth in the STORE Lease, the combined annual minimum rent payable to STORE during the first year of the Lease Term is an amount equal to $3.2 million (the "Base Annual Rent") with payments made monthly, subject to annual rent increases of three percent (3%) of the Base Annual Rent.

The STORE Lease contains certain representations, warranties, covenants, obligations, conditions, indemnification provisions and termination provisions customary for sale and leaseback transactions.

As part of the STORE Lease, Hollandia delivered to STORE a letter of credit in an amount equal to $6.5 million as security for the full and faithful performance by Hollandia of the terms, provisions, covenants and conditions of the STORE Lease. In the event of default under the Lease, STORE shall have the right to draw on the letter of credit to satisfy any monetary obligations under the STORE Lease. The letter of credit shall be released after five (5) years, contingent on achieving certain financial metrics as specified in the STORE Lease. The $6.5 million for the letter of credit is included in "Restricted cash" on the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The Company accounted for the STORE Lease as a financing transaction in accordance with ASC 842, Leases, as the STORE Lease was determined to be a finance lease. The presence of a finance lease indicates that control of the Hollandia Facilities has not transferred to STORE and, as such, the transaction was deemed a failed sale and leaseback and the proceeds from the sale and leaseback transaction are therefore accounted for as a financing obligation. The leased assets remain on the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and will continue to be depreciated over their original estimated useful lives, and the contractual lease payments will be allocated between interest expense (as imputed interest) and repayment of the $35 million financing obligation through April 30, 2048, which is the end of the 25-year lease term and when the Company expects control of the leased assets to transfer to STORE. The Company utilized a rate of 11.06% to calculate imputed interest and recognized $0.7 million and $1.7 million of interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 related to the STORE Lease.

The following table summarizes future financing obligation payments for the Initial Term by fiscal year through April 30, 2048, when control of the leased assets is expected to transfer to STORE:

STORE Lease Financing Obligation
(in thousands)
Remainder of 2023 $ 809
2024 3,302
2025 3,401
2026 3,503
2027 3,608
Thereafter 102,063
Total financing obligation payments 116,686
Unamortized deferred financing costs (222)
Amount representing interest (96,645)
Net financing obligation and asset at end of term 15,239
Total financing obligation $ 35,058