THQ Receives Court Approval for Amended Sale Calendar
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- January 8, 2013
THQ Inc. (OTC: THQIQ), a leading worldwide developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software, received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court on the calendar to conduct bidding and complete the sale of the company
following an agreement reached between the potential buyer and the committee
representing unsecured creditors. The Court approved Clearlake Capital Group,
L.P.'s bid for the entire company as the opening bid for an orderly auction
process. The Court also approved procedures that allow other interested
parties to bid for individual assets or for the entire company, but bids for
individual assets will only be considered superior to an aggregate bid for the
entire company if the value generated by separate sales were to exceed the
price offered by an individual bidder for the entire company.
The new calendar now calls for all bids to be received by January 22, 2013 at
9:00 a.m. ET. The auction will be held later that day at 3:00 p.m. The hearing
on the sale will be held at 9:30 a.m. January 23, and the closing will occur
The Court also approved an amended financing agreement that will support THQ’s
operations during this period.
“Today’s ruling provides a clear path. We will now know definitively by Jan.
23^rd where we stand,” confirmed Brian Farrell, Chairman and CEO of THQ. “We
appreciate the support of our employees, partners, and suppliers now more than
THQ is being advised by Centerview Partners LLC and FTI Consulting as its
financial advisors and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as legal counsel.
For additional information about THQ, please visit www.thq.com. For
information regarding the Chapter 11 case, please visit www.kccllc.net/thq.
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game
systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Headquartered
in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its network of
offices located throughout North America and Europe. More information about
THQ and its products may be found at http://www.thq.com.
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These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates
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