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.

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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 July 15, 2016, the Debtors filed their Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. On July 29, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Second Amended Disclosure Statement [Docket No. 527]. The hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan that was originally scheduled for September 13, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. (ET) has been adjourned to a date to be determined.

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

May
4

Petition Date

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October
6

Presentment of Ninth Int...

10:00 a.m. (ET)
December
12

Omnibus Hearing

11:00 a.m. (ET)
May
4
______
December
13
5:00 PM (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
16-11275 ARO Liquidation, Inc. (f/k/a Aéropostale, Inc.) May 04, 2016
16-11277 ARO Liquidation West, Inc. (f/k/a Aeropostale West, Inc.) May 04, 2016
16-11278 ARO Liquidation Surf Co., LLC (f/k/a Jimmy’Z Surf Co., LLC) May 04, 2016
16-11279 ARO Liquidation GC (f/k/a Aero GC Management LLC) May 04, 2016
16-11276 ARO Liquidation Procurement Company, Inc. (f/k/a Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc.) May 04, 2016
16-11280 ARO Liquidation Licensing, Inc. (f/k/a Aeropostale Licensing, Inc.) May 04, 2016
16-11282 ARO Liquidation (Kids), Inc.(f/k/a P.S. from Aeropostale, Inc.) May 04, 2016
16-11281 ARO Liquidation GJ LLC (f/k/a GoJane LLC) May 04, 2016
16-11284 Aeropostale Canada Corp. May 04, 2016
16-11285 ARO Liquidation Holdings, Inc.(f/k/a Aeropostale Holdings Inc.) May 04, 2016
16-11283 ARO Liquidation Puerto Rico, Inc.(f/k/a Aeropostale Puerto Rico, Inc.) May 04, 2016