Ameritrans Capital Corporation Terminates New
York City Office Lease
May 24, 2010 04:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ameritrans Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTC, AMTCP)
today announced that it had reached an agreement related to the termination of the lease of its New York City office
at 747 Third Avenue, New York, NY. As a result of the termination, Ameritrans will pay approximately $260,000
of termination fees and related payments as well as the monthly payments under the lease for the month of June.
Ameritrans is in preliminary discussions for new office space. As previously indicated, the Company has also
terminated its lease for its Long Island City office. Both terminations are effective June 30, 2010. Future leasehold
operating expenses are anticipated to be reduced as a result of the two lease terminations.
Michael Feinsod, Ameritrans’ Chief Executive Officer stated, "We are pleased to have been able to expediently
conclude our negotiations in connection with exiting our New York City office lease. We plan to quickly seek a
suitable new office space that reflects our more efficient operational structure and the continued growth of our middle
market lending. The shift in our portfolio, coupled with our affiliation with an independent advisory firm, should allow
a continued reduction in general overhead expenses. While a space has not yet been identified, we are confident we
will be able to secure suitable space on advantageous terms."
Ameritrans Capital Corporation is an internally managed, closed-end investment company that has elected to be
regulated as a business development company (BDC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
Ameritrans originates, structures and manages a portfolio of secured business loans and selected equity securities.
Ameritrans' wholly owned subsidiary Elk Associates Funding Corporation was licensed by the United States Small
Business Administration as a Small Business Investment C