SOURCE: U.S. Concrete, Inc.

U.S. Concrete, Inc.

June 22, 2010 10:45 ET

U.S. Concrete Announces Court Denies Bid for Equity Committee

Plan of Reorganization Votes Due July 9, 2010

Plan Confirmation Hearing Set for July 23, 2010

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  U.S. Concrete, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RMIXQ) today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court denied a request to appoint an equity committee in its chapter 11 cases. In a ruling issued by the Court, the Judge stated that no official committee was necessary, and that equity holders were already adequately represented. The ruling allows the Company to continue moving towards confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization at a hearing set for July 23, 2010. Votes on the Plan are due by July 9, 2010. 

"We are extremely pleased with the Judge's ruling in this matter," said Michael W. Harlan, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Concrete. "Our focus has been and will continue to be moving forward to complete our restructuring plan in an orderly and timely manner."

As previously announced, the Company's proposed restructuring provides for the conversion of approximately $285 million of principal amount of 8.375% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 into equity in the reorganized company. Trade creditors are currently being paid in full in the ordinary course and are expected to be unaffected by the restructuring. 

Information about the restructuring is available at the Company's website, www.us-concrete.com or via the Company's restructuring line at (888) 369-8931. 

About U.S. Concrete
U.S. Concrete services the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and concrete-related products; and precast concrete. The Company has 125 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed concrete plants, seven precast concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2009 (including acquired volumes), these plant facilities produced approximately 4.5 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and 3.0 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains various forward-looking statements and information that are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these statements and cautions you not to rely unduly on them. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: the completion of the Company's restructuring including the outcome and impact on our business of the proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the ability of the Company to satisfy closing conditions under the agreements-in-principle and the plan of reorganization and related documents, confirmation of the plan of reorganization by the bankruptcy court and the timeline for confirming the plan of reorganization and emergence from chapter 11 proceedings. Although U.S. Concrete believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other matters: general and regional economic conditions; the level of activity in the construction industry, the ability of U.S. Concrete to complete acquisitions and to effectively integrate the operations of acquired companies; development of adequate management infrastructure; departure of key personnel; access to labor; union disruption; competitive factors; government regulations; exposure to environmental and other liabilities; the cyclical and seasonal nature of U.S. Concrete's business; adverse weather conditions; the availability and pricing of raw materials; and general risks related to the industry and markets in which U.S. Concrete operates. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in U.S. Concrete's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; including U.S. Concrete's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Curt Lindeman
    General Counsel
    U.S. Concrete, Inc.
    713-499-6222