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NEWS 6 January 2017
Caesars potentially to enter final stages of debt restructuring plan
By Nicole Abbott
News sources in the US have reported that Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) governance are now working to finalise a resolution relating to the $18bn debt restructuring of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) with senior creditors.

Chicago courts ordered CEC governance to pay $4 billion to first lien creditors in May 2016. CEC governance announced in August that it had successfully sold its interactive division’s Playtika Studios to a Chinese consortium for $4.4 billion.

Not only have 90% of Caesars creditors have accepted terms of the CEOC debt reorganisation, but debt stakeholders have also decided to “drop concerns” in order to resolve the issue which has been ongoing in US bankruptcy courts since January 2015.

On 17 January, CEC governance will attend a bankruptcy hearing and review its latest debt plans with concerned parties who seek final closure on the matter. Should the plans be approved, current shareholders will secure approximately 6% of a newly restructured business entity.

Reportedly spending over $300 million on legal services, this could be final court hearing regarding CEC’s ongoing debt troubles.

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