Company Expects to Emerge from Chapter 11 in early December
with Strengthened Balance Sheet and Enhanced Financial Flexibility
All Stakeholders to be Unimpaired and All Claims to be Paid in Full
With holiday season in full swing, All PREIT Business Operations Continue Without Interruption
PREIT (NYSE: PEI), a leading operator of diverse retail and experiential destinations, today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) has confirmed its prepackaged financial restructuring plan (the “Prepackaged Plan”). PREIT expects to complete its financial restructuring and successfully emerge from Chapter 11 in early December.
Upon emergence, PREIT will have access to $130 million of new financing to support its operations and the continued execution of its strategic priorities. In addition to recapitalizing the Company, PREIT’s debt maturity schedule will be extended. The Company will be well-positioned to continue offering compelling retail and experiential destinations while prioritizing the health and safety of its employees, partners, customers and communities.
“We look forward to emerging from this process as a stronger, more innovative platform for our business partners,” said Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT. “We were able to reach this outcome on an expedited basis thanks to the overwhelming support of our lenders, as well as the continued support of our employees, customers, tenants and vendors. We will remain focused on operating safely, responsibly and efficiently while maintaining a strong balance sheet.”
Coradino continued, “I want to thank the entire PREIT team for continuing to perform at the highest level throughout this process during the busiest time of year for our business. We are proud that we have continued to deliver terrific experiences in the communities in which we operate and outstanding service for our retail partners throughout our financial restructuring process and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. PREIT properties play an essential role in the economy of the communities in which we operate, creating jobs, preserving tax revenue and ensuring the vitality of key focal points. We look forward to a brighter future for all PREIT stakeholders as we move forward as a financially stronger company.”
Additional information, including court documents and information about the court-supervised process, is available on PREIT’s restructuring website through PREIT’s claims agent, Prime Clerk at https://cases.primeclerk.com/PREIT.
DLA Piper LLP (US) LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are serving as legal counsel and PJT Partners LP is serving as financial advisor to PREIT.