Delphi Announces Potential Amendments to Plan of Reorganization, Investment Agreement and GM Settlement
Delphi, GM and Plan Investors Approve Key Agreements
Revised Plan Investor Bid Letter Executed by Appaloosa and All Co-Investors
Delphi to Proceed with Court-Established Timetable for Nov. 29 Continuation of Disclosure Statement Approval Hearing.
Release Date.-TROY, Mich. -- Delphi Corp. (OTC:DPHIQ) announced that it has reached agreement with General Motors Corp. and its Plan Investors on amendments to its Joint Plan of Reorganization, Global Settlement Agreement and Master Restructuring Agreement between Delphi and GM, and the Investment Agreement with Delphi’s Plan Investors led by an affiliate of Appaloosa Management L.P. Delphi expects to file these proposed amendments today in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York as revisions to the appendices to the Company’s Disclosure Statement. Conforming potential amendments to Delphi’s Disclosure Statement will be filed no later than Nov. 16, 2007.
These filings are being made in accordance with a scheduling order entered by the Bankruptcy Court last week, which provides for the resumption on Nov. 29, 2007 of the Disclosure Statement hearing commenced in Oct. 2007. Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Court’s order, the filings may be further amended by the Company on Nov. 28 and remain subject to approval of the Bankruptcy Court. Appaloosa and all of the other Plan Investors have delivered a fully executed bid letter to the Company in connection with the revised Investment Agreement amendment. The effectiveness of the amendment is subject to various conditions including Appaloosa being reasonably satisfied with any changes to the Disclosure Statement when the proposed amendments are filed later this week.
“Today’s filings, which have been agreed upon by GM and all of our Plan Investors, are the cornerstones of a plan of reorganization that we believe can be achieved during this challenging capital markets environment,” said John Sheehan, Delphi vice president and chief restructuring officer. “We have agreed to very focused potential amendments to our reorganization plan which continues to provide for full recoveries for unsecured creditors at plan value as well as fair consideration for Delphi’s equity holders.”
As with Delphi’s Oct. 29 filing, these potential amendments reflect current market conditions, commensurate changes to the Company’s emergence capital structure and form of plan currency contemplated for stakeholder distributions, an effective reduction of less than five percent in plan value to reflect macroeconomic and industry conditions and uncertainties and reductions in stakeholder distributions to some junior creditors and interest holders. Further, the potential amendments reflect changes required by Delphi’ÃÂÃÂs Plan Investors to obtain their endorsement of the Plan, the Company’s settlements with GM and its U.S. labor unions, the Company’s emergence business plan and related agreements.
Although the potential amendments are supported by GM and the Plan Investors, Delphi has been advised by both of its Statutory Committees that they will no longer support the Company’s Plan if amended as proposed. The Creditors’ Committee opposes changes to the Plan made since the potential amendments filed on Oct. 29, particularly the proposed increase in consideration to the Plan Investors (as a result of the larger discounts to Equity Plan Value agreed to by the Company in exchange for the Plan Investors’ proposed investment), the form of distributions to GM and proposed addition of out-of-the-money warrants to common stockholders. The Equity Committee opposes changes from the original Plan filed on Sept. 6, which would reduce recoveries to common stockholders as contemplated in the potential amendments. Absent a consensual resolution of these concerns, both of the Delphi’s Statutory Committees are expected to supplement the objections filed by each committee on Nov. 2 and seek other relief from the Bankruptcy Court.
Delphi will continue to work toward a consensus among its principal stakeholders, including the Creditors’ Committee and the Equity Committee, recognizing that such an outcome is not assured. In the event these amendments do not become effective, the original underlying agreements as approved by the Bankruptcy Court on Aug. 2 remain in effect. The company continues to pursue emergence from Chapter 11 during the first quarter of 2008.
The potential amendments to the Disclosure Statement Appendices (which include amendments to the POR, the GM Global Settlement Agreement, the GM Master Restructuring Agreement and the Investment Agreement) will be available later today on www.delphidocket.com. The Potential Amendments to the actual Disclosure Statement will be posted to www.delphidocket.com on Nov. 16.
ABOUT DELPHI’S CHAPTER 11 CASE
Delphi’s Chapter 11 cases were filed on Oct. 8, 2005, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and were assigned to the Honorable Robert D. Drain under lead case number 05-44481 (RDD). The Adequacy Hearing for the Disclosure Statement began on Oct. 3, 2007 and is scheduled to continue on Nov. 29, 2007. Approval of the Disclosure Statement and related voting solicitation procedures permits the company to solicit acceptances of the proposed Plan of Reorganization later this year and seek confirmation of the Joint Plan of Reorganization by the Bankruptcy Court during the first quarter of 2008.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
More information on Delphi’s U.S. restructuring and access to court documents, including all of the documents referenced in this press release and other general information about the Chapter 11 cases, is available at www.delphidocket.com.
Information on the case can also be obtained on the Bankruptcy Court’s website with Pacer registration: http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov. For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visit Delphi’s website at www.delphi.com.
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