Updates and Press Releases

17 June 2021

Ruling of the Court Concerning Applications by Lancaster, Hamilton and SIHNV.

The Amsterdam District Court rejected all requests filed by Hamilton and SIHNV. Lancaster withdrew all of its requests.

   

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10 June 2021

Ruling of the Court Concerning the Appointment of a Member of the Committee of Representation on Behalf of Hamilton

The Amsterdam District Court has on 8 June 2021 appointed the fifteenth member of the Committee of Representation, following the nomination of that member by Hamilton on 3 June 2021.

   

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1 June 2021

Directions by the Court Concerning the Hearing on 4 June 2021 Regarding the Requests by 'Hamilton' and 'Lancaster’

The Amsterdam District Court determined directions with regard to the hearing on 4 June 2021 regarding the requests by 'Hamilton' and Lancaster'. These directions include regulations on (i) the maximum number of attendees per interested party and (ii) the time allowed per party for addressing the Court.

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30 May 2021

Informal English Translation of Ruling Amsterdam District Court Dated 28 May 2021

On 28 May 2021, the Amsterdam District Court has rendered its decision on the application filed on 23 April 2021 by the administrators requesting (i) the appointment of a Committee of Representation and (ii) measures regarding the list of claims as referred to in Article 259 of the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet). In its ruling, the court has appointed a committee of representation. In addition, the court has approved one of the two requests for measures regarding the list of claims. As a consequence the administrators do not need to include claims filed by SIHNV MPC on the list of claims. For all other claimants the administrators will need to include the claims on the list of claims, in accordance with the requirements set by the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet).

As announced on 28 May 2021, please find an informal English translation of the ruling of the Amsterdam District Court of 28 May 2021.

   

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28 May 2021

Ruling of the Court Concerning Application Administrators for the Appointment of a Committee of Representation & for Measures Regarding the List of Claims

The Amsterdam District Court has today rendered its decision on the application filed on 23 April 2021 by the administrators requesting (i) the appointment of a Committee of Representation and (ii) measures regarding the list of claims as referred to in Article 259 of the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet). In its ruling of today, the court has appointed a committee of representation. In addition, the court has approved one of the two requests for measures regarding the list of claims. As a consequence the administrators do not need to include claims filed by SIHNV MPC on the list of claims. For all other claimants the administrators will need to include the claims on the list of claims, in accordance with the requirements set by the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet).

   

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28 May 2021

Court Hearing About Requests by ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Lancaster’

The Amsterdam District Court decided to hear the requests filed through the statements of response by Hamilton B.V., Hamilton 2 B.V. and Lancaster 101 (rf) (Pty) Ltd. The hearing will take place on Friday 4 June 2021 at 13.00 CET at the Amsterdam District Court. The Court determined directions with regard to the hearing. Said directions can be found in the message below. An informal English translation of the message is also provided below. The Court requested the administrators to publish the message.

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17 May 2021

Additional Directions By The Court Concerning The Hearing On 19 May Regarding The Application By The Administrators For The Appointment Of A Committee Of Representation & Measures Regarding The List Of Claims.

The Amsterdam District Court determined additional directions with regard to the hearing of 19 May 2021 concerning the application by the administrators on 23 April 2021 for the appointment of a committee of representation & measures regarding the list of claims. These directions include (i) regulations with regard to the time allowed per party for addressing the Court and (ii) a list of persons who are admitted to attend the hearing.

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14 May 2021

Message By The Court Concerning Additional Directions With Regard To The Hearing On 19 May 2021 Regarding The Application By The Administrators For The Appointment Of A Committee Of Representation & Measures Regarding The List Of Claims.

The Amsterdam District Court determined some additional directions with regard to the hearing on 19 May 2021 regarding the application by the administrators on 23 April 2021 for the appointment of a committee of representation & measures regarding the list of claims.

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6 May 2021

Directions by the Court Concerning the Hearing On 19 May 2021 Regarding the Application by the Administrators for the Appointment of a Committee of Representation & Measures Regarding the List of Claims

The Amsterdam District Court determined some (operational) directions concerning the hearing of 19 May 2021 regarding the application by the Administrators for the appointment of a committee of representation & for measures regarding the list of claims. These directions include a deadline – set on 12 May 2021, 15.00 CET – for interested parties to (i) file a statement of response, (ii) express the desire to attend the hearing and to explain their position during the hearing, and (iii) summarily prove that they are a creditor of Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.

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3 May 2021

Court Hearing Concerning Application Administrators for the Appointment of a Committee of Representation & for Measures Regarding the List of Claims

A hearing about the application filed on 23 April 2021 by the administrators requesting (i) the appointment of a Committee of Representation and (ii) measures regarding the list of claims as referred to in Article 259 of the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet) will take place on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 10.30 hours CET.

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23 April 2021

Application Administrators for the Appointment of a Committee of Representation & for measures regarding the list of claims

On 23 April 2021, the Administrators filed an application with the District Court of Amsterdam, requesting (i) the appointment of a Committee of Representation and (ii) measures regarding the list of claims as referred to in Article 259 of the Dutch Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet).

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31 March 2021

ACGs support settlement offers of Steinhoff, Deloitte and D&O Insurers

Four large active claimant groups who represent market purchase claimants based in South Africa and elsewhere, have confirmed their support for, and will recommend that their respective constituents support, the Steinhoff Global Settlement and its implementation by way of the Dutch suspension of payments commenced on 15 February 2021 and the S155 proposal under South African law. Any litigation initiated by these ACGs against Steinhoff and its former directors and officers will be suspended immediately. After the successful implementation of the Dutch SoP and the S155 Proposal, this litigation will be terminated.

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25 March 2021

s155 Voting Deadline Date

Under Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Limited’s proposal in terms of section 155 of the South African Companies Act, 2008, for those who qualify as “Scheme Creditors” and wish to participate and vote at the “Meeting” (each as defined in the S155 Proposal), the last date for submitting claims to the Claims Administrator for verification is 5 May 2021. Any Scheme Creditor wishing to participate in and vote at the Meeting must file their claims prior to this date.

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23 March 2021

Update on Steinhoff Global Settlement Progress

Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. and Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Limited have reached an agreement with certain insurance companies underwriting Steinhoff’s (primary and excess) Directors and Officers insurance policy and certain former directors and officers who have worked for or been associated with a Steinhoff Group Company.

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14/15/16 March 2021

Notice as published in several newspapers on 14/15/16 March 2021

Following the Ruling of the District Court of Amsterdam dated 5 March 2021, the Administrators published a Notice in various (international) newspapers on 14/15/16 March 2021.

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16 February 2021

Steinhoff Global Settlement – Implementation Commenced

Following the opening of the Dutch SoP, Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Limited has launched a statutory compromise process under South African law also as part of the implementation of the Steinhoff Group global settlement.

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16 February 2021

Dutch Suspension of Payments procedure opened for SIHNV

Further to Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.’s announcement of 15 February 2021 the Amsterdam District Court has today approved SIHNV’s application for the opening of a Dutch “suspension of payments” procedure in respect of SIHNV.

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15 February 2021

SIHNV resolves to file application for suspension of payments

Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. has resolved to lodge with the Amsterdam District Court an application for Dutch “suspension of payments” procedure as soon as practicable to implement its proposal to settle certain multi-jurisdictional legacy litigation and various claims against SIHNV.

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15 February 2021

Steinhoff Global Settlement –Agreement with Deloitte and Conservatorium

Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. (“SIHNV”) previously announced that a hearing, scheduled for 8 February 2021, in the Amsterdam District Court following a request by Conservatorium Holdings LLC (“Conservatorium”) to appoint a restructuring expert to SIHNV (the “Application”) had been postponed until 15 February 2021. However, following a number of constructive engagements between the parties an agreement has been reached, in principle, between, among others, SIHNV, Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Limited, Conservatorium and certain entities linked to Christo Wiese. This agreement is subject to a number of conditions. The result of agreement reached among the parties is that Conservatorium will withdraw the Application.

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