Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers;
Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
As previously disclosed, on October 16, 2012, A123 Systems, Inc. ("A123" or the "Company") and all of its domestic subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Bankruptcy Court", and the filing therein, the "Chapter 11 Filing"). The Chapter 11 cases are jointly administered under the caption "In re A123 Systems, Inc., et. al." Case No. 12-12859.
In December 2012, the Company announced that, pursuant to an auction conducted pursuant to Section 363 of the federal Bankruptcy Code, it had reached agreement on the terms of an asset purchase agreement with Wanxiang America Corporation ("Wanxiang") through which Wanxiang would acquire substantially all of A123's assets for $256.6 million in cash and an additional asset purchase agreement with Navitas Systems LLC ("Navitas") through which Navitas would acquire A123's Ann Arbor Michigan-based government business, including all U.S. Military contracts, for $2.0 million in cash (together, the "Proposed Sales").
On December 11, 2012, the Bankruptcy Court issued an order approving the Proposed Sales, and on January 29, 2013, the Company announced that it had completed the Proposed Sales.
In connection with the Company's continuing bankruptcy proceedings and reduced needs for non-management directors, on February 5, 2013, Gilbert Neal Riley, Jr. resigned from the board of directors of the Company.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Proposed Plan of Liquidation and Disclosure Statement
On February 6, 2013, the Company filed with the Bankruptcy Court a proposed Joint Plan of Liquidation (as may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the "Proposed Plan") and related disclosure statement (as may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the "Disclosure Statement").
A copy of the filed Proposed Plan and related Disclosure Statement are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively. Information contained in the Proposed Plan and the Disclosure Statement is subject to change, whether as a result of amendments to the Proposed Plan, third-party actions, or otherwise. The Proposed Plan is subject to acceptance by the Debtors' creditors (as and to the extent required under the Bankruptcy Code) and confirmation by the Bankruptcy Court. There can be no assurances that the requisite acceptances to the Proposed Plan can be obtained from the Debtors' creditors, that the Bankruptcy Court will approve the Disclosure Statement, or that the Bankruptcy Court will confirm the Proposed Plan.
The Bankruptcy Code does not permit solicitation of acceptances of the Proposed Plan until the Bankruptcy Court approves the Disclosure Statement as providing adequate information of a kind, and in sufficient detail, as far as is reasonably practicable in light of the nature and history of the Debtors and the condition of the Debtors' books and records, that would enable a hypothetical reasonable investor typical of the holder of claims against, or interests in, the Debtors to make an informed judgment about the Proposed Plan. The Bankruptcy Court has not yet approved the Disclosure Statement. Accordingly, this Current Report on Form 8-K is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, a solicitation for a vote on the Proposed Plan.
This Current Report on Form 8-K is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of the Debtors.