Micron Notes Appeal of Tokyo District Court's Approval of Elpida
BOISE, Idaho, March 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MU) ("Micron") today noted that certain unsecured creditors of Elpida
Memory Inc. filed appeals in Tokyo on Friday, March 29, of the Tokyo District
Court's February 28 order approving Elpida's plan of reorganization. Elpida's
reorganization plan calls for Micron to sponsor Elpida's reorganization under
which Elpida will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron. The Tokyo
District Court's approval followed an Elpida creditor vote, concluded on
February 26, in which the creditors voted overwhelmingly to approve the
"Elpida trustees and the court ran a very thorough and competitive sponsor
selection process before selecting Micron as the sponsor," said Micron CEO
Mark Durcan. "Their decision and plan of reorganization was confirmed by the
successful vote of the creditors in February. We are confident the Tokyo
District Court's approval of Elpida's reorganization plan will be upheld."
The closing of the transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver
of certain conditions—including finalization of the Tokyo District Court's
approval order under Japanese bankruptcy rules and recognition of Elpida's
reorganization plan by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of
Delaware (or the completion or implementation of alternative actions providing
a substantially similar effect). It is estimated the appeal process of the
Tokyo District Court's approval order will take approximately three to four
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures
and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other
innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems
for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile
products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events
that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, statements related to our
expectations regarding the timing and outcome of the appeals filed by
creditors of Elpida are forward-looking statements. Various factors could
cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated by
the forward-looking statements. These factors include the possibility that the
appeals process is longer or shorter than expected and that the creditors'
claims on appeal are upheld. Although we believe that the expectations
reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot
guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.
CONTACT: Kipp Bedard
Micron Investor Relations
Micron Media Relations
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