ARO Liquidation, Inc. (f/k/a Aéropostale, Inc.)
Case No. 16-11275
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 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.
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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 email@example.com for more information regarding the Canadian proceeding.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
Ray C. Schrock, P.C.
Garrett A. Fail
Debtors' Restructuring Advisors
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Three Times Square
New York, NY 10036
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
United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
|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|