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Bally Total Fitness says court oks chapter 11 amendment motion

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Bally Total Fitness BFTH.PK said a U.S. bankruptcy court granted its motion to amend its Chapter 11 plan, in favor of a restructuring plan proposed by Harbinger Capital Partners, without resoliciting creditor approval. The court also approved its debtor-in-possession financing and exit credit facilities, the fitness club operator said a statement.

If the amended plan is confirmed, the company said it expects to emerge from chapter 11 by the end of September 2007.

(Reporting by Savio D’Souza in Bangalore)

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