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July 6, 2014
15:49 EDTAPPLion Capital demands Charney reinstated to American Apparel, Bloomberg says
Lion Capital, an investor in American Apparel, is threatening to call in a $10M loan it made to to the retailer unless ousted CEO Dov Charney is reinstated, says Bloomberg. According to the report, Lion is in discussions with another American Apparel investor, Standard General, to make its case that Charney's return will benefit the business in the short term. Lion said it will file a notice to accelerate payment of the loan before U.S. markets open tomorrow if it is not satisfied with Standard General's response, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
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July 23, 2014
13:13 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel hopes to resolve Dov Charney situation by August, Reuters says
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July 18, 2014
17:25 EDTAPPStandard General working with American Apparel to restructure loan
On July 16, Lion/Hollywood assigned its rights and obligations as a lender under the credit agreement dated as of May 22, 2013 by and among the company, the facility guarantors party thereto, Lion/Hollywood as the initial lender and the other lenders party thereto to Standard General. Standard General purchased the loan in order to resolve any disputes over any alleged events of default under the credit agreement and does not believe that there has been an event of default under the credit agreement. Standard General is working with American Apparel to restructure the loan. As previously discussed on July 11, Standard General is prepared to lend its credibility and capital resources to assist American Apparel in accordance with the support agreement described therein.
July 17, 2014
18:43 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel investor close to buying Lion's $10M loan, Bloomberg says
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09:47 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel shareholders says firm endured 'serious damage' to reputation
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06:47 EDTAPPStandard General plans American Apparel future without ex-CEO, Reuters says
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July 9, 2014
20:03 EDTAPPInvestigation into ousted American Apparel CEO to end soon, Reuters reports
The investigation into the conduct of American Apparel's ousted CEO Dov Charney will end in "another week or two," according to Reuters, citing a source close to the matter. The source said that FTI Consulting will submit its findings to a special committee for review, and the special committee will decide whether Charney may return as an employee. The source also said that American Apparel plans to appoint a new interim CEO in the "next few weeks if not sooner." Reference Link
16:36 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel enters Support Agreement with Standard General
In a regulatory filing, American Apparel, entered into a Nomination, Standstill and Support Agreement with Standard General, or SG, Standard General Master Fund L.P., P Standard General Ltd. and Dov Charney. The Support Agreement relates to, among other things, the composition of the company’s board, the provision by SG of financial support to the company in an aggregate amount up to $25M, and the creation of a special committee of the board to oversee the SG The Standard General Group also agreed to certain standstill and voting limitations and SG affirmed its commitment to the company’s core values, including the company’s sweatshop-free, “Made in the USA” manufacturing philosophy and maintaining the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Other key points of the agreement include: A reconstitution of the company’s board in which five of the current seven members, including Charney, will voluntarily step down. The departing directors will be replaced by two new directors, chosen jointly by SG and the current board, and three new directors designated by SG. All but one of the new directors are expected to be independent directors and unaffiliated with either SG or Charney. The board will continue to be led by its current co-chairmen, David Danziger and Allan Mayer. Mr. Charney will not serve as a board member or be nominated by the company or SG as a board member. A continuation of the ongoing investigation into Charney’s alleged misconduct overseen by a newly appointed, independent board committee. Charney will serve as strategic consultant until the end of the investigation. Based on the findings of the investigation, the committee will determine if it is appropriate for Charney to serve as CEO or an officer or employee of American Apparel. Adoption of a standstill agreement through the company’s 2015 annual meeting that, among other things, prohibits SG and Charney from acquiring any additional shares in American Apparel and limits their vote to no more than one third of the company’s shares on any issue put to stockholders; their remaining shares would be voted proportionately to the vote of other stockholders.
09:32 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel, Standard General said to reach $25M deal, NY Times reports
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08:43 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel said to reach $25M deal with Standard General, Bloomberg says
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07:00 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel ex-CEO loses support of some workers, Reuters says
Dethroned American Apparel CEO Dov Charney supported employees in the clothing industry with his view in favor of immigration rights and target to keep jobs in the U.S., but some workers are backing the board's decision to fire the former CEO, according to Reuters, citing comments from some of the retailer's employees. Reference Link

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