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Revel Receives Final Approval for $250MM DIP Financing, All First Day Motions

April 19, 2013, 08:09 AM
Filed Under: Bankruptcy

Revel AC Inc. announced the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden) has entered a final order to approve Revel’s approximate $250 million debtor-in-possession financing to help support and maintain its day-to-day operations throughout its previously announced financial restructuring. Approximately $42 million of the DIP financing constitutes new money commitments and approximately $208 million constitutes prepetition debt.

Additionally, the Bankruptcy Court granted final orders to the motions approved during the first day hearings on March 27, 2013. These orders enable Revel to continue paying employee wages and benefits, taxes, insurance, and vendors in the ordinary course of business, as well as honor outstanding customer loyalty cards, programs and obligations, and continue using its existing bank accounts in the ordinary course of business.

In addition to these orders, Judge Judith Wizmur also approved a settlement with the City of Atlantic City, which wholly resolves a prepetition property tax dispute.

Jeffrey Hartmann, Revel’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, commented on today’s hearing, “The final orders granted today are another positive milestone in our financial restructuring. We look forward to emerging from this process positioned for long-term success with a right-sized balance sheet, greater casino floor appeal, and the ability to continue providing our guests with a personalized Revel experience.”

Revel’s prepackaged Chapter 11 plan, which has been unanimously accepted by creditors voting on the plan, will reduce Revel’s debt by over 82% upon court approval. The restructuring is not expected to impact Revel’s guests, employees or vendors. Throughout the restructuring, Revel intends to continue normal business operations. All services, guest loyalty plans and promotions, dining, scheduled entertainment, programming and events will continue to move forward without change or interruption. The Company expects to emerge from Chapter 11 by early summer.

Revel’s legal advisor in connection with the restructuring is Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Alvarez & Marsal serves as its restructuring advisor and Moelis & Company serves as its investment banker for the restructuring.

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