ARO Liquidation, Inc. (f/k/a Aéropostale, Inc.)

Case No. 16-11275


Case Background

On May 4, 2016, Aéropostale, Inc. and 10 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  The Debtors' cases are pending before the Honorable Sean H. Lane and are jointly administered under Case No. 16-11275.

Click here to view the company’s filing press release.

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Important Information & Dates

Closing of Sale Transactions:

On September 13, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered two orders approving the transactions contemplated by the Court-approved Asset Purchase Agreement between the Debtors and Aero Opco LLC and the Court-approved Agency Agreement between the Debtors, Aero Opco LLC, Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC, and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC, each dated September 12, 2016. The transactions closed on September 15, 2016.

The Orders are available for download at the below links.

Order (I) Approving the Purchase Agreement Among Sellers and Buyer Consortium, (II) Authorizing the Sale of Certain of the Debtors’ Assets Free and Clear of Liens, Claims, Interests, and Encumbrances, (III) Authorizing the Assumption and Assignment of Certain Executory Contracts and Leases in Connection Therewith, and (IV) Granting Related Relief [Docket No. 809]

Order (I) Approving the Agency Agreement by and Among Sellers, Buyer Agent, and Buyer Consortium, (II) Authorizing Buyer Agent to Sell Certain of the Debtors’ Assets Free and Clear of Liens, Claims, Interests, and Encumbrances, and (III) Granting Related Relief [Docket No. 808]

Plan and Disclosure Statement

On December 14, 2017, the Debtors filed their Third Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. On February 12, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  The Bankruptcy Court held a hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan on March 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). On March 30, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan.  On April 17, 2018, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred, and the Plan was consummated.

Please click below to view and download all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

Plan & Disclosure Statement 

Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadline for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors: 

  • General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units): July 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Governmental Bar Date:  October 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Administrative Bar Date:  December 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Click on "Submit a Claim" above for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors. 

Aeropostale Canada Corp.

On July 18, 2016, the chapter 11 case of Aeropostale Canada Corp. was dismissed by the Bankruptcy Court. The dismissal order is available here.  Creditors of Aeropostale Canada Corp. need not file proofs of claim in these chapter 11 cases. Please click this link for information regarding how to file a claim against Aeropostale Canada Corp. in its Canadian bankruptcy proceeding under the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act. Alternatively, you may contact 1-844-941-1829 or aeropostale@ca.ey.com for more information regarding the Canadian proceeding.


Dates

April 17 2018 Effective Date _______ Statement / No... Add to Calendar
January 9 2020 Omnibus Hearing 11:00 a.m. (ET) Notice of Hear... Add to Calendar
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May 4 2016 __
May 4 2016 4:00 PM (ET)
May 23 2016 10:00 AM (ET)
June 9 2016 11:30 AM (ET)
July 13 2016 11:00 AM (ET)
July 25 2016 5:00 PM (ET)
September 13 2016 11:30 AM (ET)
October 31 2016 5:00 PM (ET)
November 16 2016 3:00 PM (ET)
December 13 2016 5:00 PM (ET)
December 15 2016 11:00 AM (ET)
December 20 2016 11:00 AM (ET)
January 24 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
February 22 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
July 12 2017 11:00 a.m.(ET)
July 27 2017 12:00 p.m.
September 7 2017 2:00 p.m. (ET)
October 6 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
November 16 2017 10:00 a.m. (ET)
November 16 2017 11:00 a.m. (ET)
December 12 2017 11:00 a.m. (ET)
December 20 2017 11:00 a.m. (ET)
January 25 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
January 30 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
January 30 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Hearing to Consider Bidding Procedures DN 1601 Bid Procedures Motion Add to Calendar
February 20 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
March 19 2018 10:00 a.m. (ET)
April 5 2018 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Omnibus Hearing Add to Calendar
April 12 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
April 17 2018 __
May 22 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 25 2018 2:00 p.m. (ET)
July 10 2018 2:00 p.m. (ET)
August 29 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
September 26 2018 10:00 a.m. (ET)
December 12 2018 11:00 a.m. (ET)
February 5 2019 11:00 a.m. (ET)
May 21 2019 10:00 a.m. (ET)
September 19 2019 11:00 a.m. (ET)
November 18 2019 10:00 a.m. (ET)
January 9 2020 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    767 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY   10153
    http://www.weil.com
    Phone: 212.310.8000
    Fax: 212.310.8007

    Ray C. Schrock, P.C.
    Jacqueline Marcus
    Garrett A. Fail

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

  • FTI Consulting, Inc.

    Three Times Square
    9th Floor
    New York, NY   10036
    Phone: 212.247.1010
    Fax: 212.841.9350

United States Trustee and Court Information

  • Office of the United States Trustee

    U.S. Federal Office Building
    201 Varick Street, Suite 1006
    New York, NY   10014
    http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/r02
    Phone: 212.510.0500
    Fax: 212.668.2255


  • United States Bankruptcy Court

    Southern District of New York
    One Bowling Green
    New York, NY   10004-1408
    http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov
    Phone: 212.668.2870


Debtors

Case Number Debtor Name Petition Date
Case Number 16-11275 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation, Inc. (f/k/a Aéropostale, Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11277 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation West, Inc. (f/k/a Aeropostale West, Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11278 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation Surf Co., LLC (f/k/a Jimmy’Z Surf Co., LLC) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11279 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation GC (f/k/a Aero GC Management LLC) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11276 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation Procurement Company, Inc. (f/k/a Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11280 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation Licensing, Inc. (f/k/a Aeropostale Licensing, Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11282 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation (Kids), Inc.(f/k/a P.S. from Aeropostale, Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11281 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation GJ LLC (f/k/a GoJane LLC) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11284 Debtor Name Aeropostale Canada Corp. Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11285 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation Holdings, Inc.(f/k/a Aeropostale Holdings Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016
Case Number 16-11283 Debtor Name ARO Liquidation Puerto Rico, Inc.(f/k/a Aeropostale Puerto Rico, Inc.) Petition Date May 04, 2016