Avaya Expects to Emerge from Its Restructuring Process in 2017
Santa Clara, Calif., — November 28, 2017 — Avaya announced today that the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) has confirmed its second
amended chapter 11 plan of reorganization (the “Plan”). As a result, Avaya expects to emerge
from its restructuring process before the end of this year.
“The Court’s approval of our plan is the culmination of months of hard work and extensive
negotiations among our various stakeholders,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya’s President and CEO.
“In the coming weeks, Avaya will emerge from this process stronger than ever and positioned for long-term success, with the financial flexibility to create even greater value for our customers, partners and stockholders.”
Avaya projects to have approximately $2.925 billion of funded debt and a $300 million senior
secured asset-based lending facility available upon emergence from chapter 11 protection, a
substantial reduction from the approximately $6 billion of debt on its balance sheet when Avaya
commenced its financial restructuring. This revised capital structure is expected to result in more than $200 million in annual cash interest savings compared to fiscal year 2016.
“I want to thank our customers and partners for their continued support,” Chirico said. “The trust and loyalty of our global customer base and partner network have played a vital role in Avaya’s success throughout this process.”
“I also want to thank our dedicated and driven employees, who have remained focused on
delivering the innovative solutions and industry-leading service that our customers expect from us,”
Chirico continued. “I look forward to working with our employees, customers and partners as we write the next chapter of the Avaya story.”
Centerview Partners LLC and Zolfo Cooper LLC are Avaya’s financial and restructuring advisors
and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the Company’s restructuring counsel.
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