Proposed Plan Reduces Company's Debt by Approximately $300 Million
Filing Represents Significant Milestone in Restructuring Process
HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Geophysical Services, Inc. ("Global" or the "Company") (OTCMKTS:GEGSQ) today announced that on September 24, 2014, the Company filed its Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") and Disclosure Statement (the "Disclosure Statement") with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division (the "Court"). The Plan is sponsored by the Company's Debtor-in-Possession ("DIP") lenders, which also hold approximately 56 percent of the Company's Senior Notes, and the material and economic terms of the Plan are supported by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors ("UCC"). Pursuant to the Plan, the Company intends to emerge from Chapter 11 protection by the end of 2014 with a significantly deleveraged balance sheet, but may delay such emergence if the results of the Company's marketing process yields a superior transaction pursuant to the Plan.
"We are pleased to have reached this important milestone in our financial restructuring process," said Richard White, Global Chief Executive Officer. "Our restructured balance sheet will better align Global's capital structure with current industry dynamics and provide additional free cash flow that, among other things, can be invested in new growth opportunities and additional programs across our key markets worldwide. We appreciate the support of our DIP lenders and of the UCC, which we believe reflects their confidence in the future prospects of the Company. We believe that, upon confirmation of our Plan and emergence from Chapter 11, Global will be well-positioned for long-term success."
Mr. White added, "I want to thank our employees for their commitment to serving our customers and their continued focus on operational excellence. I would also like to thank our loyal customers, affiliates, vendors and other stakeholders for their support as we continue to progress in our financial restructuring."
The Disclosure Statement filed on September 24, 2014 contains historical information regarding Global and certain of its affiliates, a description of proposed distributions to creditors and the terms of the Rights Offering, an analysis of the Plan's feasibility, a description of the Company's marketing process, as well as many of the technical matters required for the solicitation process, such as descriptions of who will be eligible to vote on the Plan and the voting process itself.
Global's Plan and Disclosure Statement are available at http://cases.primeclerk.com/ggs. The Plan is subject to confirmation by the Court. This press release is not intended as a solicitation for a vote on the Plan.
About Global Geophysical Services, Inc.
GGS provides an integrated suite of Geoscience solutions to the global oil and gas industry including high-resolution RG-3D Reservoir GradeSM seismic data acquisition, Multi-client data library products, seismic and micro seismic monitoring, processing, reservoir characterization and data analysis, interpretation services, and Autoseis® autonomous recording equipment. GGS is headquartered in Houston, Texas. To learn more about GGS, visit www.GlobalGeophysical.com.
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