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Formal exit from Nynas reorganisation initiated

Oct 27, 2020
Companies
Posted by Patrick Haddad

A composition proposal, as well as an administrators’ report, have been distributed to Nynas AB’s creditors, detailing potential alternatives to resolving their financial difficulties.

Nynas financial difficulties, that led to the company reorganisation, originates from the US trade sanctions against PdVSA and Venezuela, which then also included Nynas. Extensive work has been carried out throughout the reorganisation period, which has resulted in decisive progress.

The formal composition proposal, supported by the administrators, offers all unsecured creditors the following composition:

  • All creditors will receive payment of 100,000 SEK (around $11,400) or the lower amount of their claim, including accrued interest, to be paid immediately after the composition has become legally binding.
  • All creditors with claims remaining after receiving payment of 100,000 SEK will receive full payment within 12 months after the composition has become legally binding. Creditors under this section will participate in voting on the composition, due to the creditor’s concessions in the form of postponed payment and forgiveness of interest.
  • The composition is conditioned upon that the Lenders and GPB jointly declare to accept either a composition of 25 percent on their remaining claims in excess of 26.5 million SEK (just over $3 million), to be paid within 12 months of the composition becoming legally binding. Alternatively, accept a higher composition of up to 65%, but with a significantly longer credit period meaning that 36% is converted into long-term senior loans with a maturity of 5 years at the earliest after the composition has become legally binding and 29% converted into subordinated hybrid instruments.

The administrators fully support Nynas composition proposal which is also stated in their report. The administrators have been instrumental in the negotiations and shares Nynas’ view that all potential investors, either independently or thru backing from financial institutions, are financially strong and reputable with a serious interest in investing in Nynas business. Provided that the composition proposal is approved, as can be expected given the support by the administrators and the major creditors, the likelihood of reaching a final agreement within short regarding long-term ownership and financing of Nynas is deemed very high.  

Since May this year, Nynas is no longer blocked by US sanctions regulations and the company has been able to contract crude oil deliveries and negotiate financing under more favourable terms. The company has managed to secure good liquidity and cash flow through a significant reduction of overdue customer payments, a granted deferral of tax payments and an agreement on inventory financing.

Source and image courtesy of: Nynas AB

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