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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Files for Bankruptcy

By Harriet Staff

We learned, via this GalleyCat article, that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has filed for bankruptcy.

The Publisher’s official statement reads, in part:

Today, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt filed a “pre-packaged” comprehensive financial restructuring plan that will strengthen the Company financially so we can continue to invest in our business and ensure we are well positioned for the future. This plan, which is supported by the vast majority of our key financial stakeholders, will eliminate $3.1 billion of debt through a debt to equity transaction, and reduce our annual cash interest costs. The Company today lodged voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. With a more appropriate capital structure to support our strategic plan and business objectives, we will have greater financial flexibility to pursue growth opportunities.

Posted in Poetry News on Monday, May 21st, 2012 by Harriet Staff.