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OfficeMax Incorporated Message Board

  • knowfactz knowfactz Aug 16, 2012 10:24 AM Flag

    Increased Tax Burden & Cash Out The Door?

    it has entered into an agreement to extinguish the non-recourse liability related to the Lehman-backed timber notes. This agreement is subject to the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court, which OfficeMax expects will be determined within the next two to three months....Concurrently with the effectiveness of the agreement and extinguishment of this debt, OfficeMax will recognize a non-cash, pre-tax gain of $671.1 million,...OfficeMax anticipates that it will make a cash payment in the amount of approximately $15 million, representing the accelerated tax liability on approximately one half of the gain on the 2004 timberlands sale transaction, mostly offset by alternative minimum tax credits. OfficeMax anticipates using available cash to fund the tax payment.....OfficeMax received an $817.5-million Lehman-backed note in connection with a 2004 timberlands sale. Also in 2004, OfficeMax monetized the note by issuing securitization notes through a special purpose entity. Payment of these securitization notes was guaranteed by Lehman and was non-recourse to OfficeMax. Lehman's bankruptcy filing on September 15, 2008 constituted an event of default under the note.