New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Charming Charlie

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Charming Charlie Holdings, Inc., a fashion accessories retailer based in Houston, Texas, has, along with six of its affiliates and subsidiaries, filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Lead Case No. 17-12906).  According to the Petition, Charming Charlie has an estimated $50 – $100 million in assets and $100 – $500 million in liabilities.  According to the First Day Declaration, Charming Charlie enters Chapter 11 having entered into a restructuring support agreement with 80% of its prepetition secured term loan lenders, and will pursue a comprehensive restructuring involving the closing of approximately 100 underperforming stores.  Charming Charlie has also filed a motion to approve up to $35 million in DIP Financing from a consortium of lenders with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.  Rust/Omni is the proposed claims and noticing agent.  The cases have been assigned to the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi.

Contact Norman L. Pernick or Nicholas J. Brannick for more information regarding this matter.  Please note, however, that Cole Schotz P.C. does not represent the debtors in these cases and cannot respond to questions directed toward the debtors.

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