DUBAI, Aug 25 (Reuters) - State-owned conglomerate Dubai World’s creditors have been told the company is in need of “urgent” restructuring as it seeks agreement on a multi-billion dollar debt plan.
A final restructuring proposal, presented to creditors on July 22 and obtained by Reuters, showed that Dubai World is eyeing sales of its prized assets to cut its debt.
Following are the key new elements of the debt proposal.
For a graphic on the restructuring terms:
* Total Dubai World debt: $39.9 billion
* Of this, Dubai World debt is $15.2 billion and subsidiary debt is $24.7 billion as of December 31 2009.
* DP World DPW.DI, one of Dubai World’s most profitable subsidiaries, has total debt of $8 billion.
* Total Dubai World creditor claims: $24.8 billion. Of this $14.4 billion is bank debt and $9.4 billion is government and Nakheel [NAKHD.UL] claims.
* Dubai World present asset values between $6.4 billion and $10.4 billion.
* Projected future asset values over 5-8 year horizon between $15.1 billion and $19.4 billion.
* Dubai World investment arm Istithmar portfolio assets expected to generate $3.2 billion to $4.5 billion in net disposal proceeds over next 5 years.
* Possible sale of strategic assets such as DP World and Jebel Ali Free Zone to underpin payment of maturities due after 8 years
* Sept 9 - Date for lenders to return the signed lock-up agreement and get paid the consent fee.
* Oct. 1 - Dubai World’s target for completion, assuming concensual agreement reached with creditors.
* Dubai World to appoint a new permanent Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
* A creditor bank representative to have observer status.
* Nakheel debt includes $10.9 billion owed to financial creditors, $5.1 billion of contractors’ claims and $9.2 billion of customer liabilities.
* Dubai Financial Support Fund (DFSF) to invest $7.3 billion new equity and $5.3 billion of claims to recapitalise Nakheel.
* Certain Nakheel assets to be transferred from Dubai World. [ID:nLDE67O0OM]
* Dubai World will pay a Consent Fee to lenders who sign lock-ups by Sept. 9 2010 of between $150,000 and $800,000 per lender.
* According to the restructuring document, Dubai World stopped paying interest at May 31 2010, subject to a 30-day rollover period. From July 1, interest has accrued and will be capitalised at the rates in the plan. (Compiled by Rachna Uppal; Editing by Mark Potter)