California Coastal Communities Obtains Court Approval of $184 Million Exit Financing

Jun 21, 2010, 08:30 ET from California Coastal Communities, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California Coastal Communities, Inc. (OTCQB: CALCQ) announced that on June 18, 2010 it obtained approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California of a previously announced $184 million commitment to refinance its Brightwater development project debt. The commitment remains subject to the successful negotiation and execution of definitive loan documents and the Court's approval of the Company's plan of reorganization in order for it to exit bankruptcy.

In connection with the commitment, the Company will amend its plan of reorganization to provide for the repayment of the existing indebtedness in cash upon the effective date of the plan. The Chapter 11 petitions, which were filed by the Company and certain of its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries on October 27, 2009, are being jointly administered under the caption In re California Coastal Communities, Inc., Case No. 09-21712-TA. There can be no assurance that the refinancing will be completed or that the Company will exit bankruptcy without further delay.

The Company is a residential land development and homebuilding company operating in Southern California. The Company's principal subsidiaries are Hearthside Homes which is a homebuilding company, and Signal Landmark which owns 110 acres on the Bolsa Chica mesa where sales commenced in August 2007 at the 356-home Brightwater community. Hearthside Homes has delivered over 2,300 homes to families throughout Southern California since its formation in 1994.

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