HOUSTON, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation (OTC Pink: SOGCQ) (the "Company" or "Sabine") today announced that the Company has received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Court") for a variety of First Day motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring. Collectively, the First Day orders issued by the Court on either an interim or final basis will help Sabine continue operating its business in the ordinary course as it seeks to restructure its balance sheet.
"The Court's approval of the First Day motions represents an important, positive step forward in our efforts to strengthen Sabine's financial condition," said David Sambrooks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sabine. "With these approvals, Sabine will continue operating and funding its business operations in the ordinary course. Our objective moving forward is to strengthen our Company's capital structure and address our balance sheet, allowing us to operate more efficiently in the future, and ultimately, make us a stronger business partner going forward."
The Court approved motions that give Sabine authority to, among other things, pay employee wages and benefits without interruption throughout the financial restructuring process, access its cash and cash collateral and continue its current cash management system, continue making royalty payments, and continue paying claims to certain of the Company's oil and gas vendors. As of the filing date, the Company had a cash balance of approximately $253 million, which provides substantial liquidity to fund its current operations.
As previously announced, on July 15, 2015, Sabine filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 to facilitate the restructuring of its balance sheet. Sabine continues to evaluate and discuss alternatives with its stakeholders and believes that its in-court financial restructuring will position Sabine for profitability and long-term success.
Additional information about Sabine's restructuring is available at http://www.sabineoil.com/restructuring-info/.
Court filings and other information related to the restructuring proceedings are available at a website administered by the Company's claims agent, Prime Clerk, at https://cases.primeclerk.com/sabine.
About Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation
Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Sabine's current operations are principally located in the Cotton Valley Sand and Haynesville Shale in East Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Granite Wash in the Texas Panhandle and the North Louisiana Haynesville. For more information about Sabine, please visit www.sabineoil.com.
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