BioAmber Refinances $25 Million Loan

Dec 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA), an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced it has repaid the $25 million loan that it secured in June 2013 and secured a new debt facility with funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC.  The new $25 million term loan has a three-year maturity and an interest-only period that defers principal repayment until at least September 30, 2015. The Company has improved terms with Tennenbaum and the debt facility is expected to free up an additional $12 million of cash through to the end of 2015.

About BioAmber
BioAmber (NYSE: BIOA) is an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into sustainable chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, resins, food additives and personal care products.  For more information visit www.bio-amber.com

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC ("TCP") is a Los Angeles-based alternative investment management firm focused on performing and special situation credit for middle-market companies. TCP manages a publicly-traded business development company, TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC), as well as other funds and accounts. Since its founding, TCP has invested more than $13.9 billion in over 350 companies. For more information, please visit: www.tennenbaumcapital.com and www.tcpcapital.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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SOURCE BioAmber Inc.

For further information: BioAmber Investor Contact, Mike Hartmann, Executive Vice President, BioAmber Inc., (514) 844-8000 extension 120, mike.hartmann@bio-amber.com


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