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Stornoway Granted Initial CCAA Order

13 september 2019

stornoway-logo.pngStornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY; the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) announced that the Corporation and its subsidiaries Stornoway Diamonds (Canada) Inc. (“SDCI”), Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. (“Ashton”) and FCDC Sales and Marketing Inc. (“FCDC” and collectively, the “SWY Parties”) have obtained an initial order from the Superior Court of Quebec (Commercial Division) for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) in order to restructure their business and financial affairs.
Under the terms of the LOI, the participating Secured Creditors confirmed their intention to acquire, through an entity to be formed for this purpose, substantially all of the assets and properties of the SWY Parties, and to assume such the debts and liabilities owing to the Secured Creditors as well as the ongoing obligations relating to the operation of the Renard Mine, subject to certain limited exceptions. Concurrently with the entering into of the LOI, SDCI, Ashton and FCDC, as borrowers, have entered into a definitive and binding working capital facility agreement (“WC Facility Agreement”) with the Participating Secured Creditors providing for a working capital facility in an initial amount of $20 million, which facility can be increased for additional amounts at the option of the Participating Secured Creditors.
The initial order is expected to permit the SWY Parties to be able to continue to meet their short-term and current payment and other obligations to employees, suppliers as well as customers as and when they become due.
The transactions contemplated under the LOI are subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions, including the issuance by the Court of a final, non-appealable vesting order approving the definitive agreements giving effect to the sale of the SWY Parties’ business to the Participating Secured Creditors.
As announced earlier, trading in Stornoway’s common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has been halted. The Corporation expects that the remedial delisting process by the TSX announced on August 22, 2019 will be accelerated and the Corporation’s common shares and convertible debentures will soon be delisted from trading on TSX. In addition, given the granting of the initial order, the Corporation believes that, irrespective of the outcome of the CCAA proceedings, there is and will be no recoverable or residual value in either Stornoway’s common shares or convertible debentures.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau