Central European Distribution Corporation Announces Withdrawal of $5 Million Offer to Existing Stockholders

Apr 18, 2013, 17:02 ET from Central European Distribution Corporation

WARSAW, Poland, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the April 9 announcement by Central European Distribution Corporation ("CEDC") that Roust Trading Ltd. ("Roust Trading") would be willing to make an aggregate $5 million gift to all existing CEDC stockholders in the context of CEDC's Plan of Reorganization, CEDC and Roust Trading have faced opposition and objections from certain of CEDC's stakeholders.

CEDC's request and Roust Trading's willingness to make this gift had been premised on the absence of objections from other CEDC stakeholders and that the gift would not otherwise impede the approval and consummation of CEDC's fully consensual Plan of Reorganization. In light of the opposition and objections, CEDC has withdrawn its request and Roust Trading will not make the gift.

As a result, following confirmation of CEDC's Plan of Reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and upon its subsequent effectiveness, all currently outstanding CEDC common stock will be canceled and no remuneration shall be provided to existing CEDC stockholders.





SOURCE Central European Distribution Corporation