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Article Date: April 2019
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Academy Debt Repurchase Labeled Distressed Exchange

The ratings agency said the chain’s recent purchases of $89.1 million of its $1.8 billion in debt at a deep discount was considered a “distressed exchange” that harmed lenders to the extent that it was a limited default. But at the same time, the agency said that the company’s liquidity over the next 12-18 months, during which recent weak operating performance is expected to continue, remains “ample” because of a $1 billion asset-based revolver. The agency reiterated its Caa1 corporate rating and Caa2 senior secured term loan rating while appending a Limited Default designation for three business days to the ... Log in to view full article.


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