Garrett Motion Inc. (“Garrett”) today announced that the U.S. bankruptcy court has approved the disclosure statement in respect of Garrett’s proposed plan of reorganization, which is sponsored by a consortium of investors led by funds managed by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”) and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) (the “Plan Sponsors”). Garrett has also filed an amended plan of reorganization to reflect the outcome of the successful court-approved mediation process, where Garrett and the Plan Sponsors reached a consensual agreement with the official equity committee on the terms and conditions of the plan of reorganization. Garrett expects to commence the mailing of information packages to its creditors and stockholders in connection with voting on the plan of reorganization and other related matters on or around March 19, 2021.
Olivier Rabiller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Garrett, said, “We are pleased with the progress in Garrett’s reorganization which paves the way for the quick completion of the process over the next several months. Garrett will emerge as a more robust company, with the resources to continue providing customers with our advanced technologies and exceptional service, offering employees opportunities for growth and advancement, and partnering productively with our suppliers.”
Earlier this month, Garrett also successfully allocated to lenders a $1.25 billion-equivalent term loan, which, alongside a new revolving credit facility, will provide financing to fund Garrett’s emergence from bankruptcy and refinance pre-petition and debtor-in-possession facilities. Closing of the exit financing remains subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Garrett and the Plan Sponsors will now work to implement the proposed transaction. Garrett continues to target emergence from Chapter 11 by the end of April 2021, subject to receiving bankruptcy court approval of its plan of reorganization and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
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About Garrett Motion Inc.
Garrett Motion is a differentiated technology leader, serving customers worldwide for more than 65 years with passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, aftermarket replacement and performance enhancement solutions. Garrett’s cutting-edge technology enables vehicles to become safer, and more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly. Our portfolio of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions empowers the transportation industry to redefine and further advance motion. For more information, please visit www.garrettmotion.com.