SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 24, 2014
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
260 Hudson River Road
Waterford, NY 12188
(address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code) (518) 237-3330
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On October 24, 2014, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (the Company) issued a news release announcing the successful completion of its financial restructuring and emergence from Chapter 11. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Companys filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except to the extent expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Exhibit 99.1||News Release, dated October 24, 2014.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.|
|Date: October 24, 2014||By:|
|Billie Jo Cuthbert|
|Vice President and Controller|
|99.1||News Release, dated October 24, 2014.|
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
260 Hudson River Road
Waterford, NY 12188
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SILICONES AND QUARTZ PRODUCER MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.
COMPLETES BALANCE SHEET RESTRUCTURING AND EMERGES FROM CHAPTER 11
WATERFORD, N.Y. October 24, 2014 Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM or the Company), a global leader in the development and manufacture of silicones and products derived from quartz and specialty ceramics, today announced that it has successfully completed its balance sheet restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11.
MPM has emerged from Chapter 11 with a healthy balance sheet, significant liquidity of approximately $360 million and a free cash flow profile that will allow MPM to invest in its leading technology portfolio and global operations. As a result of this process, MPM has eliminated approximately $3 billion of debt from its balance sheet and will have pro forma net debt of approximately $1.2 billion. Throughout the pendency of its case, MPM continued to operate in normal course and its plan of reorganization, among other things, has provided for a 100% recovery to trade creditors and a $600 million new equity infusion.
Today marks the start of a new era for MPM, said Jack Boss, MPMs Interim Chief Executive Officer and President. Our balance sheet restructuring has provided us with a solid financial foundation from which we can sustainably operate and grow our leading silicones and quartz businesses. MPM is moving forward with the financial flexibility and cash flow necessary to continue to drive innovation across its specialty portfolio and provide value-added and differentiated products and services. We appreciate the support of our lenders throughout this transformational process and would like to thank our valued customers, suppliers and employees for their steadfast commitment to MPM. We believe we are well positioned for future success and excited by the opportunities afforded to us by our new capital structure.
Post-emergence, MPM will have an independent senior management team and board of directors from Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (MSC). The shared services agreement between MPM and MSC will remain in place and both companies will continue to benefit from the optimized cost structure and services that it provides.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as legal counsel, Moelis & Company served as financial advisor, and AlixPartners, LLP served as restructuring advisor to MPM. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York previously entered an order confirming MPMs restructuring plan on September 11, 2014.
About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 75-year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The Company delivers science-based solutions, by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In addition, our management may from time to time make oral forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words believe, expect, anticipate, project, plan, estimate, may, will, could, should, seek or intend and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future events and conditions and are based on currently available financial, economic and competitive data and our current business plans. Actual results could vary materially depending on risks and uncertainties that may affect our operations,
markets, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Risk Factors section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). While we believe our assumptions are reasonable, we caution you against relying on any forward-looking statements as it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and it is impossible for us to anticipate all factors that could affect our actual results. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern, the adverse effects of Chapter 11 proceedings on the Companys liquidity, results of operations, brand or business prospects, the ability to execute the Companys businesses and restructuring plan, increased legal costs related to the Bankruptcy proceedings, the Companys ability to maintain contracts that are critical to its operations and to maintain normal terms with customers, suppliers and service providers, the Companys ability to maintain product reliability and quality and to retain key executives, managers and employees, a weakening of global economic and financial conditions, interruptions in the supply of or increased cost of raw materials, changes in governmental regulations and related compliance and litigation costs, difficulties with the realization of cost savings in connection with our strategic initiatives, including transactions under the Shared Services Agreement with Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., pricing actions by our competitors that could affect our operating margins, and other unknown factors. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. The forward-looking statements made by us speak only as of the date on which they are made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
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