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We've summarized the latest docket activity and news for publicly traded companies currently operating under U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection.

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AES Eastern Energy Chapter 11 Petition Filed

Privately-held AES Eastern Energy and 14 affiliated Debtors filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, lead case number 11-1438. The Company, which is a global power provider with generation and distribution businesses, is represented by Mark D. Collins of Richards Layton & Finger and Joseph H. Smolinksy of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Concurrent with its bankruptcy, the Company announced that it and certain affiliated entities have reached an agreement in principle on a non-binding term sheet for the sale of their Somerset and Cayuga coal-fired electrical generation plants to an entity sponsored by holders of pass-through trust certificates issued in connection with a leveraged lease transaction that financed the acquisition of the plants. Holders of a majority of the pass-through trust certificates have indicated their support for the transaction, which remains subject to definitive documentation, higher and better offers in an auction process and Court approval. According to documents filed with the Court, “The Debtors are out of options. And out of time. After vigorously marketing their assets for almost a year and soliciting 58 potential buyers/investors with limited success, it is abundantly clear that – in the current economic environment and with the Debtors’ complicated leveraged lease structure – an out of court restructuring or sale is not possible.” AES Eastern Energy’s indicated an asset range of $100 to 500 million on its Chapter 11 petition.

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