ark Juliano, CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts, said the company reached an agreement with its bond holders Wednesday to extend the deadline on restructuring us$ 1.25 billion worth of debt through February 4.
The company skipped its December payment to bond holders, as it was permitted to do under its lending agreement. The company entered into talks with the bond holders on the debt restructuring. On December 31, the company got an extension that was to run through yesterday.
Many analysts believe if the debt is not restructured to give the company more breathing room, it will have to seek protection in bankruptcy court. Juliano would not characterize how close the two sides are, or say if he is optimistic a new deal can be struck.
"We should read into this that discussions are ongoing and progressing," he said. "They (the bond holders) feel that during this period of time they’re willing to have discussions continue, and we’re happy they are continuing."