The Mallinckrodt board and management has entirely abandoned shareholder interests, attempting to push through a Chapter 11 restructuring plan (their case pending before the U.S. District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court) that will extinguish all shareholder interests, unnecessarily turn all shareholder equity over to a handful of bondholders, and enrich management with a 10% allocation of the reorganized company when they currently own less than 0.03% of the existing company.
11 out of 12 Mallinckrodt Directors did not meet the requirement to retain ownership of five times their annual cash retainer in common stock as of the petition date, and far, far before that.
Mallinckrodt Chief Executive Officer Mark Trudeau was (and is still) incompliant with his requirement to retain ownership of five times his annual salary in common stock (throughout all of 2020), and has - since Chapter 11 petition filing - sold off over 95% of the little equity he did have in the company.
Vice President Stephen Welch stated during the recent December 16th hearing on appointment of an official equity committee that the company is now representing the interests of creditors, citing Irish law, prematurely having breached their fiduciary duty to shareholders without having pursued numerous attempts to preserve equity value and prove insolvency (admitting not even an attempt to sell the company), and pursuing the path of least assurance for a distribution to equity holders (a reorganization with a maximum distribution of zero to shareholders instead of a Chapter 7 liquidation with no set distribution ceiling for shareholders).
Buxton Helmsley calls to make immediate significant board and management changes due to management's refusal to respond to shareholder inquiries, offerings of financing opportunities, and that express admission (at the recent equity committee appointment hearing) of not attempting many paths to preserve equity (more notably, no attempt at all to sell the company).
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Jan. 20, 2021) /PRNewswire/ - The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. (together with certain of its affiliates and clients, "BHG" or "we"), the New York City-based investment advisor to clients with significant, and increasing, holdings of Mallinckrodt Plc. ("Mallinckrodt" or the "Company") common stock (OTC: MNKKQ), and with the backing of other various significant shareholders, issued a letter to shareholders (and accompanying press release) on Friday, January 15th, 2021, expressing utter disdain with management's recent actions relating to their proposed Restructuring Support Agreement (the "RSA") terms as part of the Company's voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization case pending before the U.S. District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court (the "Court").
To view the original press release, issued Friday, January 15th, 2020, visit: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-buxton-helmsley-group-to-call-meeting-of-mallinckrodt-shareholders-to-realign-board-and-management-with-shareholder-interests-renegotiate-restructuring-plan-301209521.html
Shareholders supporting the following described actions contemplated by BHG should immediately e-mail email@example.com for required materials to legally exercise the power of their shares in support of the shareholder meeting and the contemplated actions.
Since BHG's January 15th letter and press release distributed to shareholders and the investing public, the firm has received the official support of millions of the Company's outstanding shares to declare the immediate requisition of an "extraordinary general meeting" under Section 178 of the Companies Act of 2014. The firm, within hours of the press release, received correspondence and official support from not just numerous individual investors, but institutional holders of the Company's stock. BHG has been engaged in numerous productive conversations with those many insititutional holders of the Company's stock.
"This management and board of directors' silence after our Friday press release and letter to shareholders is utmost indicative of their guilt in the numerous corporate governance violations we cited on Friday," says Alexander Parker, Senior Managing Director of The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. "They simply think that staying silent will make this aggrieved shareholder base go away, and they will soon realize that was an even bigger mistake than the violations themselves. We already have millions of shares beyond our own client holdings in support of the shareholder meeting we are imminently about to call, with full support of our proposed reform. Quite simply, this shareholder base has nothing to lose with supporting our efforts. This management and board has already destroyed the retirement account values of many, and has absolutely no qualms about it. Not only have they destroyed the retirement accounts of many individuals, but including many longtime employees, with multiple of them having plead with the Court for relief of their financial misery. This management and board could not have displayed more traitorous actions. They will only hear from this shareholder base next when we blindside them with massive requisition of an extraordinary shareholder meeting, when we will further loop in the Securities and Exchange Commission and various state securities regulators to ensure management is held accountable for their actions. If they fail to hold the shareholder meeting, in violation of Section 178 of the Companies Act of 2014, we will bring Chapter 11 proceedings to a halt, objecting to all motions brought before the Court, until this shareholder base is given its right to make their voice heard at the shareholder meeting. This management will muzzle their shareholders no more, and we will make sure of that," says Parker.
Shareholders supporting the described actions contemplated by BHG should immediately e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for required materials to legally exercise the power of their shares in support of the shareholder meeting and the contemplated actions.
The full letter to Mallinckrodt shareholders is available at www.ReviveMallinckrodt.com
About Buxton Helmsley: The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. ("BHG") is a premier financial service, asset management and securities research firm, providing an array of services to a diversified group of individuals, corporations, trusts and other entities. The firm is headquartered in New York City.
The Buxton Helmsley Group, Inc. (together with certain of its affiliates and clients, the "Participants") intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a definitive proxy statement and accompanying form of proxy to be used in connection with the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Mallinckrodt plc (the "Company") in connection with an "extraordinary general meeting" (as defined by Section 178 of the Companies Act of 2014, or the "Act") of the Company (the "General Meeting"). All shareholders of the Company are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and other documents related to the solicitation of proxies by the Participants in respect of the General Meeting when they become available, as they will contain important information, including additional information related to the Participants, their nominees for election to the board of directors of the Company and the General Meeting. The definitive proxy statement and an accompanying proxy card will be furnished to some or all of the Company's shareholders and will be, along with other relevant documents, available at no charge on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov/ and will be available upon request from the Participants' proxy solicitor, soon to be announced.
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