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MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Homburg Invest Inc. ("Homburg Invest" or the "Company") provided today an update to its creditors on the Company's
restructuring process under the Canadian Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"), including the revised timing and additional information regarding
the implementation of the Third Amended and Restated Plan of Compromise
and Reorganization of Homburg Invest Inc. and Homburg Shareco Inc. (the
"Plan"). The Company has obtained an order (the "Order") from the Superior Court of Québec (Commercial Division) (the "Court") under the CCAA further extending the CCAA protection granted to
Homburg Invest and certain of its affiliates until March 11, 2014.
The principal remaining condition is the issuance of a licence by the
Dutch securities regulator, the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (the "AFM"). Homburg Invest, Geneba Properties N.V. ("Geneba") and the Monitor have been in regular contact with representatives of
the AFM regarding Geneba's application for a licence as a property
investment company in the Netherlands.
As previously disclosed, Geneba filed its initial license application in
July 2013. On February 7, 2014, Homburg Invest and Geneba received
additional questions from the AFM relating to Geneba's licence
application. A response to what the AFM considers its final questions
will be submitted shortly. As of the date hereof, all supporting
documents regarding Geneba's license application have been provided to
the AFM by Homburg Invest, Geneba, the Monitor and their respective
The AFM has yet to issue a license under the European Alternative
Investment Fund Managers Directive and regulations which supplement the
AIFMD, which were implemented into national law in the Netherlands on
July 22, 2013.
Based on their conversations with the AFM, the Company, the Monitor and
Geneba expect that a licence should be granted by the AFM in the coming
Extension of stay period
It is currently expected that the implementation date of the Plan will
occur in early March of 2014. The vast majority of documents required
to implement the Plans are in final form. Although the Company is
taking all steps to complete all conditions precedent as quickly as
possible, there can be no assurance that the implementation of the Plan
will not be further delayed.
More information about the CCAA restructuring process can be found on
the Company's website at http://www.homburginvest.com/, as well as on the Monitor's website at http://www.deloitte.com/ca/homburg-invest.
About Homburg Invest
Homburg Invest owns a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate
including office, retail, industrial and development properties
throughout Canada, Europe and the United States.
This press release contains forward-looking information within the
meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information
or statements can be identified by use of forward-looking words such as
"will", "expected" or the negative thereof or similar variations. The
actual outcome of the events described using these statements could
differ materially from that expressed or implied by such statements.
Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks
and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Some important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
expectations include, among other things, the outcome of the ongoing
restructuring process, delays in the CCAA proceedings, general economic
and market factors, changes in government regulation and the factors
described from time to time in the documents filed by Homburg Invest
with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada including, in
particular, the information circular sent by Homburg Invest to its
creditors, a copy of which is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. This cautionary statement qualifies all forward-looking statements
attributable to Homburg Invest and persons acting on its behalf. Unless
otherwise stated or required by applicable law, all forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Homburg
Invest disclaims any obligation to update such statements.
SOURCE: Homburg Invest
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