Penton Media Emerges From Reorganization

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Media, a leading business-to-business media company, announced today that its "pre-packaged" plan of reorganization, which was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday, March 8, has become effective, and the Company has officially emerged from Chapter 11.  Penton completed this capital restructuring in less than thirty days.

The capital restructuring resulted in the elimination of more than $270 million of long-term debt and an extension of the maturity on the Company's senior secured credit facility through 2014. In addition, certain of Penton's existing shareholders made a significant new investment in the Company, which will provide additional working capital to fund operations and improve Penton's overall liquidity.

About Penton Media, Inc.

As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets.  Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.  Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors.  For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.  

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Penton Media

(216) 931-9551

Warren Bimblick: warren.bimblick@penton.com

Bethany Weaver: bethany.weaver@penton.com


SOURCE Penton Media



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