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MITCHAM INDUSTRIES INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

August 27, 2014



Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On August 22, 2014, Seamap Pte Ltd. ("Seamap Singapore"),a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitcham Industries, Inc, completed a $15.0 million credit facility (the "Seamap Credit Facility") with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ("HSBC-Singapore"). The agreement is dated August 15, 2014, but became effective on August 22, 2014.The facility consists of a $10.0 million term loan, a $3.0 million revolving credit facility, and a $2.0 million banker's guarantee facility.

The term portion of the Seamap Credit Facility provides for eleven quarterly principal payments of $800,000 and a final payment of $1.2 million on or before August 22, 2017. Interest on the term facility is payable quarterly at LIBOR plus 2.75%. Under the Seamap Credit Facility, Seamap Singapore may borrow up to $3.0 million from time to time, for periods of from one to three months, for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Borrowings under the revolving credit facility bear interest at LIBOR plus 3.00%. Under the banker's guarantee facility, HSBC-Singapore will, from time to time, issue guarantees on behalf of Seamap Singapore for bid bonds, performance bonds, customs bonds and similar obligations.

The Seamap Credit Facility contains financial covenants that require Seamap Singapre to maintain a minimum shareholder's equity of S$15 million and a minimum ratio of debt to EBITDA of not less than 125% for each fiscal year, both as defined in the Seamap Credit Facility. Terms used in this Form 8-K and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Seamap Credit Facility, which is filed with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1.

Obligations under the Seamap Credit Facility are secured by security interests created under a Security Deed and a guarantee by Mitcham Industries, Inc. Under the Security Deed, Seamap Singapore has granted a security interest in substantially all of its assets.

The Seamap Credit Facility contains customary representations and warranties, conditions precedent to credit extensions, affirmative and negative covenants, and events of default. The negative covenants include restrictions on liens, additional indebtedness, acquisitions, fundamental changes, dispositions of property, restricted payments, and transactions with affiliates. The Seamap Credit Facility also requires Mitcham Industries, Inc., as guarantor, to comply with financial covenants contained in its credit agreement dated August 2, 2013 with HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

The descriptions of the Seamap Credit Facility and the Security Deed set forth above do not purport to be complete statements of the parties' rights under the agreements and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Seamap Credit Facility and the Security Deed, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 with this Form 8-K.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

As described above in Item 1.01, on August 22, 2014, Seamap Singapore completed a $15.0 million credit agreement.

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