CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 20, 2016) - Tervita Corporation and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, the "Tervita Group") have made voluntary filings under Chapter 15 of title 11 of the United States Code with the U.S. Court in the Southern District of New York (the "Chapter 15 Proceedings"). The Chapter 15 Proceedings provide for the recognition of the Tervita Group's proceedings under the Canada Business Corporations Act, R.S.C. 1985 C-44 ("CBCA") in the United States.
"Our consensual recapitalization transaction is going as planned," said Chris Synek, President and CEO. "We are making excellent progress and expect the recapitalization transaction to close around year-end, which will significantly strengthen our balance sheet. The Chapter 15 filings are a step in this direction, as they are necessary for the implementation of our plan. We continue to have ample liquidity and continue to meet all of our trade obligations, which include paying our vendors and employees and continuing to deliver quality services to our customers."
The commencement of these complimentary U.S. filings is a condition precedent to the implementation of the Tervita Group's CBCA plan of arrangement and is a measure that was undertaken to protect the Tervita Group's U.S. assets and ensure that the CBCA proceedings continue to move forward without delay. The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in Calgary will continue to have primary carriage over the Tervita Group's recapitalization efforts.
Tervita has operated in Canada for almost 40 years and is a leading environmental solutions provider. Our integrated earth, water, waste and resource solutions deliver safe and efficient results through all phases of a project by minimizing impact and maximizing returns™. Our dedicated employees are trusted sustainability partners to oil and gas, construction, mining, government and communities. Safety is our highest priority: it influences our actions and shapes our culture.
Additional information about Tervita is available at www.tervita.com.
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