Educational Development Corporation Announces Recent Repayment of Loan

TULSA, Okla., June 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Educational Development Corporation (“EDC”, or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EDUC) (http://www.edcpub.com) today reports the repayment of one of the Company’s outstanding loans.

Randall White, CEO of Educational Development Corporation, announced the Company has generated excess cash and has used the funds to repay one of the Company’s outstanding loans. 
   
Per Mr. White, “As previously reported, over the past two months we have experienced material growth in our business.  This growth has generated additional cash flows from operations.  Last week we determined that using a portion of our available excess cash balance to pay the $2.9 million balance of a term loan, that is collateralized by the building we own at 10302 East 55th Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma, would be in the best interest of our shareholders.    Additionally, the lease payments from the long-term tenant of our main complex at 5402 S. 122nd East Avenue, Tulsa OK, covers the debt amortization of our only remaining debt.”

Mr. White concluded, “With this debt reduction, we continue to generate sufficient cash and maintain available borrowing capacity to fund our current growth.   We also expect to continue to pay quarterly dividends and expect to continue to buy back shares in the open market during the current fiscal year.” 

About Educational Development Corporation (EDC)

EDC is a publishing company specializing in books for children.  EDC is the exclusive United States trade co-publisher of the line of educational children’s books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited (“Usborne”) and we also exclusively publish books through our ownership of Kane Miller Book Publisher (“Kane Miller”); both international award-winning publishers of children’s books.  EDC’s current catalog contains over 2,000 titles, with new additions semi-annually.  Both Usborne and Kane Miller products are sold via 4,000 retail outlets and by independent consultants, who hold book showings in individual homes, book fairs with school and public libraries as well as sales over the internet. 

Contact:
            Educational Development Corporation
            Randall White, (918) 622-4522

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The information discussed in this Press Release includes “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “may,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “achievable,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “potential,” “should,” “could,” and similar terms and phrases.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties and we can give no assurance that such expectations or assumptions will be achieved.  Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our success in recruiting and retaining new consultants, our ability to locate and procure desired books, our ability to ship the volume of orders that are received without creating backlogs, our ability to obtain adequate financing  for working capital and capital expenditures, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory changes and other uncertainties, as well as those factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2020, all of which are difficult to predict.  In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed may not occur.  All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements in this paragraph and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2020 and speak only as of the date of this Press Release.  Other than as required under the securities laws, we do not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise. 

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