NEW YORK, April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SFX Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that it will be reducing its New York staff by approximately 50 employees and has provided notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). Impacted employees have been provided 90-days’ notice and will continue to earn full salary and benefits during their employment. To support employees during this time, the Company is offering scheduling flexibility and other assistance via its existing Employee Assistance Program.
The Company took this action in furtherance of its reorganization planning. As previously announced SFX has undertaken the Chapter 11 proceedings to reduce its debt and better align company staffing and revenue. SFX continues to expect to emerge from Chapter 11 around summer 2016.
The sale processes for the Company’s Beatport, Fame House and Flavorus subsidiaries progress.
As of March 31, 2016, Robert F.X. Sillerman has resigned as Chief Executive Officer but remains Chairman of the Board. Effective April 1, 2016, Mike Katzenstein of FTI Consulting, Inc., who has been serving as the Company’s Chief Restructuring Officer, has taken on the additional role of Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Additional information, including court filings and other documents related to the reorganization, can be found by visiting www.kccllc.net/SFX or by calling 888-201-2205 (in the U.S.) or +1-310-751-1839 (international callers). Vendors or suppliers with inquiries can call the numbers above or send an email to email@example.com.
About SFX Entertainment
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. SFX’s mission is to provide electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. SFX was borne out of the technology revolution and produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Rock in Rio, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance, Awakenings, and React Presents, as well as the innovative ticketing services Flavorus and Paylogic. SFX also owns and operates Beatport, the trusted global home of electronic music where fans, DJs, and creators connect, discover, and participate in the evolution of dance music culture.
This press release, and other statements that the Company may make, may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and include statements regarding, among other things, expectations about the timing and execution of the Company's restructuring plan, the Company's future financial condition and future business plans and expectations, including statements related to the effect of, and our expectations with respect to, the operation of our business, adequacy of financial resources and commitments, sales of assets, and the operating expectations during the pendency of the Company's Chapter 11 cases and impacts to its business related thereto. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management, but are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results and/or the timing of events to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, among others: the risk that the Company may not be able to consummate the restructuring transactions contemplated by the restructuring support agreement; the fact that the transactions contemplated by the restructuring support agreement and the debtor-in-possession financing agreements and documents are subject to certain conditions, which conditions may not be satisfied for various reasons, including for reasons outside of the Company's control; risks and uncertainties relating to the Chapter 11 cases, including but not limited to, (i) the Company's ability to obtain Bankruptcy Court approval with respect to motions in the Chapter 11 cases, (ii) the effects of the Chapter 11 cases on the Company and on the interests of various constituents, (iii) Bankruptcy Court rulings in the Chapter 11 cases and the outcome of the Chapter 11 cases in general, (iv) the length of time the Company will operate under the Chapter 11 cases, (v) risks associated with third-party motions in the Chapter 11 cases, which may interfere with the Company's ability to consummate the restructuring transactions contemplated by the restructuring support agreement, (vi) the potential adverse effects of the Chapter 11 cases on the Company's liquidity or results of operations and (vii) increased legal and other professional costs necessary to execute the Company's reorganization; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2014 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.
Media Contact: Jennifer E. Mercer Epiq Strategic Communications for SFX Entertainment 310 712 6215 firstname.lastname@example.org
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