TROY, Mich., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that Maremont Corporation (“Maremont”), a non-operating subsidiary of Meritor, and Maremont’s three wholly-owned, non-operating subsidiaries, Maremont Exhaust Products, Inc., AVM, Inc., and Former Ride Control Operating Company, Inc. (collectively with Maremont, the “Debtors”) have consummated their Joint Pre-Packaged Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”). The Plan was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 17, 2019 and approved by the District Court for the District of Delaware on June 27, 2019. All current and future asbestos claims related to the Debtors’ historical asbestos-related activities have been channeled to an asbestos trust (the “Trust”) that will process and satisfy all such claims going forward pursuant to the Trust’s resolution and payment procedures.
As previously announced, pursuant to the Plan, which was supported by 100 percent of holders of current asbestos claims against Maremont that voted on the Plan, the Debtors established the Trust in accordance with the provisions of section 524(g) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Trust has been funded with a $28 million contribution from Meritor and Maremont’s remaining assets, including approximately $21 million in cash and intercompany loan receivables less certain amounts needed to pay for the remaining administrative costs of the Chapter 11 Cases, as well as its remaining insurance assets.
Other key terms of the Plan include: