The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Announces Winning Bid in Bankruptcy Court-Supervised Auction
Statement from Bon-Ton:
“On April 18, 2018, Bon-Ton officially announced Bankruptcy Court approval of the sale of the inventory and substantially all of the Company’s assets. As such, Bon-Ton will conduct an orderly wind-down of its operations and is committed to minimizing the impact of this development on our associates, customers, vendors and the communities we serve.
We expect the liquidation process in all Bon-Ton stores to begin shortly. Throughout the store closing sales, our stores, e-commerce and mobile platforms under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates will remain open and serving customers. We will continue to provide more details on our going out of business sales in the near term.
On behalf of all of us, thank you for your support and business.”
MILWAUKEE, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX: BONT) (“the Company”) today announced the winning bid in an auction for the
Company’s assets held pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, a joint venture composed of the holders of the Company’s 8.0% Second Lien Secured Notes due 2021 and Great American
Group, LLC and Tiger Capital Group, LLC will acquire the inventory and certain other assets of the Company.
A hearing by the Bankruptcy Court to approve the
sale and wind-down of the Company’s operations is scheduled for April 18, 2018.
Bill Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “While we are disappointed by this outcome and tried very hard to identify bidders interested in operating the business as a going concern, we are committed to working constructively with the winning bidder to ensure an orderly wind-down of operations that minimizes the impact of this development on our associates, customers, vendors and the communities we serve. We are incredibly grateful to all of our associates for their dedicated service to Bon-Ton and to our millions of loyal customers who we have had the pleasure to serve as their hometown store for more than 160 years.”
Throughout the court-supervised asset sale process, the Company’s stores, e-commerce and mobile platforms under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates will remain open throughout the store closing sales. Bon-Ton expects to provide more details about the liquidation plans and going out of business sales at its stores following approval of the winning bid by the Bankruptcy Court.
As previously announced, on February 4, 2018, Bon-Ton and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.