Southeastern Grocers, LLC, along with twenty-six (26) of its affiliates and subsidiaries, has filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Lead Case No. 18-10700).  Southeastern, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is one of the largest supermarket operators in the United States, and operates under the Winn/Dixie, BI-LO, Harveys and Fresco y Mas trademarks.   Southeastern previously announced on March 15, 2018, that it had entered into a restructuring support agreements with an ad hoc group representing 80% of Southeastern’s unsecured noteholders.  Southeastern enters Chapter 11 having solicited votes pre-petition on its prepackaged plan of reorganization and seek to have a confirmation hearing held on May 10, 2018.  According to the First Day Declaration, more than 68% of Southeastern’s unsecured noteholders and 99% of its existing equity holders have voted in favor of the Plan.  The disclosure statement can be found here.   Prime Clerk LLC is the proposed claims and noticing agent.  The cases have been assigned to the Honorable Mary F. Walrath.

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