Notwithstanding the foregoing, control person underwriters may be able to sell securities without registration
pursuant to the resale limitations of Rule 144 of the Securities Act which, in effect, permit the resale of securities received by such underwriters pursuant to a chapter 11 plan, subject to applicable volume limitations, notice and manner of sale
requirements, and certain other conditions. Parties who believe they may be statutory underwriters as defined in section 1145 of the Bankruptcy Code are advised to consult with their own legal advisers as to the availability of the exemption
provided by Rule 144.
In any case, recipients of New Second Lien Notes, Mandatorily Convertible Preferred Stock, New Common Stock, and New Warrants
issued under the Plan are advised to consult with their own legal advisers as to the availability of any such exemption from registration under state law in any given instance and as to any applicable requirements or conditions to such availability.
Legends. To the extent certificated, certificates evidencing the New Second Lien Notes, Mandatorily Convertible Preferred Stock, New Common Stock, and
New Warrants held by holders of 10% or more of the outstanding New Common Stock, or who are otherwise underwriters as defined in Section 1145(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, will bear a legend substantially in the form below:
THE SHARES OF NEW COMMON STOCK, SHARES OF MANDATORILY CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK, NEW SECOND LIEN NOTES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF
1933, AS AMENDED, OR UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED UNLESS REGISTERED OR QUALIFIED UNDER SUCH ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR UNLESS THE DEBTOR
RECEIVES AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO IT THAT SUCH REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
CERTAIN U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES OF PLAN
The following discussion summarizes certain material U.S. federal income tax consequences of the implementation of the Plan to the Debtor (including the
Reorganized Debtor) and to holders of certain Claims. This discussion does not address the U.S. federal income tax consequences to holders of Claims or equity interests who are unimpaired or deemed to reject the Plan.
The discussion of U.S. federal income tax consequences below is based on the Tax Code, Treasury Regulations, judicial authorities, published positions of the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and other applicable authorities, all as in effect on the date of this Disclosure Statement and all of which are subject to change or differing interpretations (possibly with retroactive effect). In
particular, recently proposed legislation could change the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Plan to the Debtor and to holders of Claims. The U.S. federal income tax consequences of the contemplated transactions are complex and subject to
significant uncertainties. The Debtor has not requested an opinion of counsel or a ruling from the IRS or any other taxing authority with respect to any of the tax aspects of the contemplated transactions, and the discussion below is not binding
upon the IRS or the courts. No assurance can be given that the IRS would not assert, or that a court would not sustain, a different position than any position discussed herein.
This summary does not address foreign, state, or local tax consequences of the contemplated transactions, nor does it purport to address the U.S. federal
income tax consequences of the transactions to special classes of taxpayers (e.g., foreign taxpayers, small business investment companies, regulated investment companies, real estate investment trusts, banks and certain other financial institutions,
insurance companies, tax-exempt organizations, retirement plans, individual retirement and other tax-deferred