Corporate Development: USEC, Inc. To Emerge From Bankruptcy Protection On September 30

Corporate Development. On September 19, 2014, USEC, Inc. (NYSE: USU) announced that the Boards of Directors set September 30, 2014, as the effective date for the company's emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As a global energy player supplying low-enriched uranium fuel for nuclear power plants worldwide, USEC faces major industry headwinds. The Bethesda, Maryland, company filed for bankruptcy reorganization in March 2014.


Source: USEC

Early this month on the fifth, USEC, Inc. had its last major court action to finalize the restructuring plans going forward. Based on the corporate press release today, existing securities – common and preferred stocks, and notes – will be canceled, and new stocks will be issued. Shareholders on record prior to September 29, do not need to take any action.


Source: USEC, Inc.

More Insight. USEC, Inc. (NYSE: USU) will begin to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LEU on the aforementioned date – September 30. Back in early July, USEC stock had one of its best trading sessions: The stock meteorically ascended to the moon and gained more than 200 percent in that single trading day. Sources attributed this drastic increase due to the Queensland Government lifting their ban on Uranium mining.

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Michele Grant 4 years ago Member's comment
At a 52 week low, it looks inviting... but I'm not yet convinced they'll be successful.
Retail Investor 360 4 years ago Author's comment
Though Usec can turn around, it will be highly difficult; the market for low enriched Uranium is facing competitive pressure from the growing solar industry as well.