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Charles & Colvard Announces Closing of $10 Million Secured Line of Credit



  Charles & Colvard Announces Closing of $10 Million Secured Line of Credit

Business Wire

MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- September 24, 2013

Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTHR), the exclusive global supplier of
moissanite, The World’s Most Brilliant Gem™, today announced it has closed a
new $10 million secured line of credit with PNC Bank. The new line of credit
provides Charles & Colvard short-term flexibility to pursue continued growth
opportunities.

“By securing this line of credit from PNC Bank, Charles & Colvard is better
positioned to pursue strategic initiatives and respond to the growing demand
for our Forever Brilliant^® moissanite gem,” said Randy N. McCullough, CEO of
Charles & Colvard.

The new line of credit is expected to be used for growth initiatives and be
secured by Charles & Colvard assets, subject to normal covenants. It carries
an interest rate at the 1-month LIBOR rate plus 1.5 percent. The company
currently does not have long-term debt.

About Charles & Colvard:

Charles & Colvard, Ltd., based in the Research Triangle Park area of North
Carolina, is the global sole source of moissanite, a unique, near-colorless
created gemstone that is distinct from other gemstones and jewels based on its
exceptional fire, brilliance, luster, durability, and rarity. Charles &
Colvard Created Moissanite^® and Forever Brilliant^® are currently
incorporated into fine jewelry sold through domestic and international
retailers and other sales channels. Charles & Colvard, Ltd.’s common stock is
listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CTHR.” For more
information, please visit www.charlesandcolvard.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements expressing
expectations regarding our future and projections relating to products, sales,
revenues, and earnings are typical of such statements and are made under the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans,
objectives, representations, and contentions and are not historical facts and
typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,”
“could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,”
“continue,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are
expressed differently.

All forward-looking statements are subject to the risks and uncertainties
inherent in predicting the future. You should be aware that although the
forward-looking statements included herein represent management’s current
judgment and expectations, our actual results may differ materially from those
projected, stated, or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result
of many factors including, but not limited to, our dependence on consumer
acceptance and growth of sales of our products resulting from our strategic
initiatives; dependence on a limited number of customers; our ability to
fulfill orders on a timely basis; the financial condition of our major
customers; dependence on Cree, Inc. as the sole current supplier of the raw
material; our current wholesale customers’ potential perception of us as a
competitor in the finished jewelry business; intense competition in the
worldwide jewelry industry; general economic and market conditions, including
the current economic environment; risks of conducting business in foreign
countries; the pricing of precious metals, which is beyond our control; the
potential impact of seasonality on our business; our ability to protect our
intellectual property; the risk of a failure of our information technology
infrastructure to protect confidential information and prevent security
breaches; possible adverse effects of governmental regulation and oversight;
and the failure to evaluate and integrate strategic opportunities, in addition
to the other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, including our Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and subsequent reports
filed with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they
are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise such statements to
reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur except as
required by the federal securities laws, and you are urged to review and
consider disclosures that we make in the reports that we file with the SEC
that discuss other factors relevant to our business.

Contact:

Charles & Colvard, Ltd.
Corporate Communications:
LANE
Ted Lane, 212-302-5948
ted@lanepr.com
or
Investor Relations:
Taglich Brothers, Inc.
Christopher Schreiber, 212-661-6886
Managing Director
cs@taglichbrothers.com
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