Calfrac Well Services seeks to swap shares for debt in recapitalization plan

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is seeking to restructure in a plan that will see its debtholders swap unsecured notes for shares in the company.

The company says it has obtained a preliminary interim order under the Canada Business Corporations Act as part of its plan.

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Calfrac noted that all trade debt and obligations of the company to employees, customers, suppliers and service providers will be unaffected.

Under the plan, holders of the Calfrac's unsecured notes will receive shares in the company in exchange for the debt.

The existing holders of Calfrac's common shares will hold an eight per cent stake in the company once the transaction is complete.

As a result of the recapitalization plan and offering, the company's total debt will be reduced by approximately $570 million and annual cash interest expenses will be cut by approximately $52 million.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 14, 2020.

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