Creditors refused to postpone payment of the three-year notes for another 36-month term and now face receiving less than 5% of the amount due once a proposed debt restructure is completed, with the balance kept back until January 2024 regardless.
The latest date for hearing the petition will fall just four days after shareholders vote on a proposed Chinese state-backed HK$1.55 billion bail-out of the business.
The solar developer today announced it will seek permission from the relevant legal authorities in Bermuda – the low-tax haven where it is registered – and Hong Kong, where it is listed, to hold a meeting to present creditors with a rescue plan they can vote on.
The collapse in business for the solar EPC provider after last year’s 5/31 policy announcement by Beijing has left the company’s future depending on the progress of a Chinese state bail-out. Provided that is, the business does not end up being wound up by Deutsche Bank first.
The project developer and BIPV maker wants creditors to agree to postpone settlement of their debts for three years and will offer a financial incentive – provided a proposed Chinese state-backed bailout is voted through by its shareholders.
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