Zhongliang Holdings announced the preliminary terms of its restructuring plan where it plans to offer offshore unsecured creditors an exchange of their debt for either of the following:
- New senior notes with an amortization of the principal repayment and a 4Y maturity
- Combination of new senior notes and new convertible notes. Here too, the new senior notes will carry an amortization of the principal repayment and have a 4Y maturity. The convertible notes will not account for more than 20% of the aggregate principal of all new notes
The restructuring will also include a cash interest reduction and a grace period, of less than 12 months for payment-in-kind (Term of the Day, explained below). This will allow Zhongliang to restore operations and improve liquidity. Zhongliang is also considering using its onshore excess cashflow to fund the incentive fee to be paid to bondholders who agree to the restructuring terms. No further details were available at the time of the announcement.
Zhongliang’s dollar bonds were trading stable at 16 cents on the dollar.