FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lonestar Resources US Inc. (the “Company” or “Lonestar”) today announced that effective November 30, 2020, the Company has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, having satisfied all of the conditions to the effectiveness of its plan of reorganization (the “Plan”). Through its financial restructuring, Lonestar has eliminated approximately $390 million in aggregate debt obligations and preferred equity interests.
Effective today, Lonestar has entered into a new $225 million first-out senior secured revolving credit facility (“Revolver”) and a $60 million second-out senior secured term loan credit facility by amending and restating the Company’s existing credit agreement. At closing, Lonestar has $210 million outstanding on the revolver and a post-emergence cash balance of approximately $20.7 million.
New Board of Directors
In accordance with the Plan, today the Company appointed a newly constituted Board of Directors (the “Board”). The new Board consists of Richard Burnett, Gary D. Packer, Andrei Verona and Eric Long, in addition to Frank D. Bracken, III, Lonestar’s Chief Executive Officer.
Issuance of New Securities
Effective immediately, all existing shares of the Company’s common stock were cancelled pursuant to the Plan, and the Company issued approximately 10,000,000 shares of new common stock in the Company, par value $0.001 (the “New Common Stock”), to the holders of the Prepetition Notes (as defined in the Plan) and the Company’s old common shares and old preferred shares.
Additionally, the Company issued 555,555 Tranche 1 Warrants and 555,555 Tranche 2 Warrants to holders of Allowed Prepetition RBL Claims (as defined in the Plan) or their permitted designees, as applicable.
The Company was represented in this matter by Latham & Watkins LLP, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Intrepid Partners LLC, Rothschild & Co US Inc. and AlixPartners, LLP.
For More Information
Additional details of the Plan and the New Common Stock can be found in the Company’s prior filings with the SEC, as well as in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be subsequently filed with the SEC on or around November 30, 2020. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Lonestar is an independent energy company focused on the development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas properties in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas.
Forward Looking Statements
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No Solicitation or Offer
Any new securities to be issued pursuant to the restructuring transactions may not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws but may be issued pursuant to an exemption from such registration provided in the U.S. bankruptcy code. Such new securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or buy, nor the solicitation of an offer to sell or buy, any securities referred to herein, nor is this press release a solicitation of consents to or votes to accept any chapter 11 plan. Any solicitation or offer will only be made pursuant to a confidential offering memorandum and disclosure statement and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.