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Extraordinary Items

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NOTE 6 - EXTRAORDINARY ITEMS

 

As of December 31, 2012, the Company recognized an extraordinary gain of $2,043,702 due to the write-off of the Company’s convertible debentures. On July 31, and September 2, 1998, the Company sold its 8% convertible debenture in the aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000 to an accredited investor pursuant to an exemption from registration under Section 4(2) and/or Regulation D.

 

The material terms of the Company' convertible debentures provide for the payment of interest at 8% per annum payable quarterly, mandatory redemption after 3 years from the date of issuance at 130% of the principal amount.  Subject to adjustment, the debentures are convertible into Common Stock at the lower of a fixed conversion price ($1.82 per share for $900,000 principal amount of debentures; $1.61 per share for $600,000 principal amount of debentures) or 75% of the average closing bid price for the Company's Common Stock for the 5 trading days preceding the date of the conversion notice. Repayment of the indebtedness is secured by a general lien on the assets of the Company and guarantee by five of the Company's subsidiaries. On January 14, 2000, $150,000 of the debenture was converted to 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

Since approximately 2004, the Company has tried repeatedly to contact the lender and its principals regarding the remaining balance owed by the Company on the convertible debenture. The Company continued to accrue interest on the debenture through December 31, 2005, when it was determined less than probable that any further payments would be made. No claims have been filed against the Company regarding these debentures. The Company’s attorney has determined the six year statute of limitations under New York state law has expired, and that no further payments are due from the Company. Based on this information, the Company has written off the balance of the convertible debenture on the balance sheet of $2,043,702 and recorded an extraordinary gain of the same amount.

 

As of December 31, 2012, the Company also determined that notes payable of $172,870 and other liabilities of $138,416 related to its Ontario restaurants should be written-off and recorded as an extraordinary gain. The Company had two restaurants in Ontario, Canada, that were closed in 2002. No claims have ever been filed against the Company relating to these liabilities. The Company has determined the statute of limitations related to these liabilities has expired and that no further payments are due from the Company. An extraordinary gain of $311,286 was recognized in the financial statements at December 31, 2012.