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Alpha Natural Resources Confirmation Order Issued

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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court issued a formal order confirming Alpha Natural Resources’ Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization.

According to documents filed with the Court, “On the Effective Date, the Debtors and NewCo shall consummate the NewCo Asset Sale in accordance with sections 363, 365 and 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Confirmation Order and the terms of the Stalking Horse APA….The Stalking Horse APA is being revised to remove the PLR Assets; restructure the NewCo Asset Sale as a tax-free reorganization, as contemplated by the terms of the Stalking Horse APA….On the Effective Date, all shares of Reorganized ANR Common Stock issued pursuant to the Plan shall be distributed to holders of Allowed Category 2 General Unsecured Claims in accordance with Sections II.B.7 and II.B.8 of the Plan. The Reorganized ANR Common Stock, when issued as provided in the Plan, will be duly authorized, validly issued and, if applicable, fully paid and non-assessable.”

The Plan continues, “In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Global Settlement Term Sheet, the Debtors, in consultation with the Creditors’ Committee, shall use reasonable best efforts to structure the Reorganized ANR Common Stock so that such shares are tradable; provided that the costs to the Debtors and Reorganized ANR of doing so will be considered as to whether such efforts are ‘reasonable.’…Consistent with the Restructuring Transactions, the NewCo Equity shall be issued by NewCo on or prior to the Effective Date. On the Effective Date and consistent with the Restructuring Transactions: (a) NewCo Common Stock and NewCo Warrants shall be distributed to holders of (i) Allowed Secured Second Lien Noteholder Claims pursuant to Section II.B.3 of the Plan and (ii) Allowed Category General Unsecured Claims pursuant to Sections II.B.7 and II.B.8 of the Plan; and (b) NewCo Preferred Interests shall be distributed to holders of Allowed Secured Second Lien Noteholder Claims pursuant to Section II.B.3 of the Plan.”

This coal supplier and miner filed for Chapter 11 protection on August 3, 2015, listing $11 billion in pre-petition assets. Read more ANR bankruptcy news.