Colt Defense Announces Financing Agreement With Creditors

Colt the Legend Continues
Colt the Legend Continues
Colt Defense
Colt Defense

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – -(Ammoland.com)- Colt Defense LLC (“Colt” and the “Company”) recently announced that it has entered into a consensual agreement under which Colt’s secured lenders will provide $20 million in debtor in possession credit facilities to allow for ordinary course business operations during the Chapter 11 process.

Consistent with the plan announced by the Company earlier this month, the financing provides Colt with adequate liquidity to meet all of its obligations to its customers, vendors, suppliers and employees during a court-supervised restructuring process.

“The financing we have secured today is an important step forward,” said Keith Maib, Chief Restructuring Officer of Colt Defense LLC.

“It reflects shared confidence in Colt as an iconic American business among all of the Company’s key stakeholders. As we continue to prepare for and pursue a sale process in accordance with the plan we previously filed with the Court, the terms of this financing also provide us with greater flexibility to reach a final consensual agreement that aligns with our ultimate goal of swiftly and surely deleveraging the Company while maximizing continuity in Colt’s business operations.”

“Most importantly, today’s announcement underscores that nothing has changed in our operations as we remain sharply focused above all on delivering for our customers while also being a good commercial partner to our vendors and suppliers,” Maib concluded.

Perella Weinberg Partners L.P. is acting as financial advisor of the Company, Mackinac Partners LLC is acting as restructuring advisor of the Company and O’Melveny & Myers LLP is the Company’s legal counsel.

For access to documents filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and other general information about these Chapter 11 cases, please visit: http://www.kccllc.net/coltdefense.

About Colt

Colt is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com.