Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) Files An 8-K Bankruptcy or Receivership
Item 1.03 Bankruptcy or Receivership.
On February 19, 2019, Aceto Corporation (the “Company”) and certain of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively with the Company, the “Debtors”) each filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey (the “Bankruptcy Court”). The Debtors’ chapter 11 cases are being jointly administered under the caption and case number, In re Aceto Corporation, et al., Case No. 19-13448 (Jointly Administered). On September 18, 2019, the Company’s Second Modified Joint Plan of Liquidation of Aceto Corporation and Its Affiliated Debtors (as amended and supplemented, the “Plan”) was confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court. As of October 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), all applicable conditions set forth in the Plan were satisfied or waived and the effective date of the Plan occurred (the “Effective Date”). to the Plan, all existing equity interests were cancelled on the Effective Date; provided that one share of the Company’s common stock was issued and transferred to the Plan Administrator (as defined in the Plan) for purposes of administering the wind-down of the Company.
Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
On September 30, 2019, the Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as Rights Agent, entered into a Second Amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to the Tax Asset Protection Rights Agreement, dated as of November 5, 2018, as amended (the “Rights Agreement”). The Second Amendment accelerated the expiration of the rights to purchase one one-thousandth of a share of Series A Participating Cumulative Preferred Stock (the “Rights”) under the Rights Agreement from the close of business on November 5, 2020 to 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on October 1, 2019, and had the effect of terminating the Rights Agreement on that date. At the time of the termination of the Rights Agreement, all of the Rights distributed to holders of the Company’s Common Stock to the Rights Agreement expired.
The foregoing description of the Second Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Second Amendment, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On the Effective Date, the certificate of incorporation of the Company, as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Date, was amended and restated to be in the form of the certificate of incorporation attached as Exhibit 3.1, which is incorporated herein by reference.
On the Effective Date, the bylaws of the Company were amended and restated to be in the form of the bylaws attached as Exhibit 3.2, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|3.1||Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.|
|3.2||Amended and Restated Bylaws.|
|4.1||Second Amendment to the Tax Asset Protection Rights Agreement, between Aceto Corporation and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as Rights Agent, dated September 30, 2019.|
ACETO CORP Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 tv530316_ex3-1.htm EXHIBIT 3.1 Exhibit 3.1 RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF ACETO CORPORATION (Under Section 807 of the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York) Pursuant to Section 807 of the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York (as amended from time to time,…
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About Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET)
Aceto Corporation (Aceto) is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of finished dosage form generic pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical products, pharmaceutical active ingredients and intermediates, specialty performance chemicals inclusive of agricultural intermediates and agricultural protection products. The Company’s business is organized along product lines into three segments: Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals. As of June 30, 2016, it distributed over 1,100 chemical compounds used primarily as finished products or raw materials in the agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. The Human Health segment includes finished dosage form generic drugs and nutraceutical products. As of June 30, 2016, the Pharmaceutical Ingredients segment had two product groups: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Pharmaceutical Intermediates. The Performance Chemicals segment includes specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products.