Kodak, Major Financial Institutions Agree to Arrange Exit Financing Package

  Kodak, Major Financial Institutions Agree to Arrange Exit Financing Package

Debt financing of up to $895 million to be arranged by J.P. Morgan, Bank of
America Merrill Lynch and Barclays

Combination of financing and rights offering to provide company with strong,
stable capital structure

Business Wire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- June 20, 2013

Eastman Kodak Company today announced that it has reached agreements with
leading financial institutions J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and
Barclays to arrange new post-emergence credit facilities of up to $895

Affiliates of J.P. Morgan, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will
serve as Joint Lead Arrangers for senior secured term loans of up to $695
million. In addition to this term financing, affiliates of Bank of America
Merrill Lynch, Barclays and J.P. Morgan will act as Joint Lead Arrangers for a
new senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility of up to $200
million, and have committed to provide $130 million of this facility, subject
to the satisfaction of certain conditions.

This comprehensive financing package will enable Kodak, at emergence, to repay
its secured creditors under the current senior and junior Debtor-in-Possession
loan facilities, finance its exit from Chapter 11, and meet the company’s
post-emergence working capital and liquidity needs. The proposed term loan
financing is expected to provide the company with more favorable terms
compared to the existing rollover exit financing commitment.

“The new financing, combined with other recent significant milestones in our
restructuring – including the rights offering, Amended Plan of Reorganization,
and Eastman Business Park settlement – will position Kodak for a bright
long-term future,” said Antonio M. Perez, Kodak’s Chairman and Chief Executive

The financing agreements are subject to conditions, including, among others,
approval by the Bankruptcy Court, completion of definitive financing
documentation, and a successful syndication in the loan markets.

Kodak also will file an Amended Disclosure Statement with the Bankruptcy Court
in the coming days, which will include, among other things, provisions
pertaining to the previously announced Rights Offering Agreement and financing
agreements. The Disclosure Statement is subject to approval by the Court.


This document includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined
under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements include statements concerning the Company’s plans, objectives,
goals, strategies, future events, future revenue or performance, capital
expenditures, liquidity, financing needs, business trends, and other
information that is not historical information. When used in this document,
the words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,”
“intends,” “believes,” “predicts,” “forecasts,” or future or conditional
verbs, such as “will,” “should,” “could,” or “may,” and variations of such
words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. All forward-looking statements, including, without limitation,
management’s examination of historical operating trends and data are based
upon the Company’s expectations and various assumptions. Future events or
results may differ from those anticipated or expressed in these
forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events
or results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include,
among others, the risks and uncertainties described in more detail in the
Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2012, under the headings “Business,” “Risk Factors,” and “Management’s
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations–Liquidity and Capital Resources,” and those described in filings
made by the Company with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District
of New York and in other filings the Company makes with the SEC from time to
time, as well as the following: the Company’s ability to successfully emerge
from Chapter 11 as a profitable sustainable company; the ability of the
Company and its subsidiaries to develop, secure approval of and consummate one
or more plans of reorganization with respect to the Chapter 11 cases; the
Company’s ability to improve its operating structure, financial results and
profitability; the ability of the Company to achieve cash forecasts, financial
projections, and projected growth; our ability to raise sufficient proceeds
from the sale of businesses and non-core assets; the businesses the Company
expects to emerge from Chapter 11; the ability of the company to discontinue
certain businesses or operations; the ability of the Company to continue as a
going concern; the Company’s ability to comply with the Earnings Before
Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) covenants in its
debtor-in-possession credit agreements; our ability to secure investments and
financing, including satisfying the conditions to our exit financing; the
potential adverse effects of the Chapter 11 proceedings on the Company’s
liquidity, results of operations, brand or business prospects; the outcome of
our intellectual property patent litigation matters; the Company’s ability to
generate or raise cash and maintain a cash balance sufficient to comply with
the minimum liquidity covenants in its debtor-in-possession credit agreements
and to fund continued investments, capital needs, restructuring payments and
service its debt; our ability to fairly resolve legacy liabilities; the
resolution of claims against the Company; the Company’s ability to retain key
executives, managers and employees; the Company’s ability to maintain product
reliability and quality and growth in relevant markets; our ability to
effectively anticipate technology trends and develop and market new products,
solutions and technologies; and the impact of the global economic environment
on the Company. There may be other factors that may cause the Company’s actual
results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. All
forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on
its behalf apply only as of the date of this document, and are expressly
qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this
report. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after
the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


Christopher Veronda, +1 585-724-2622
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