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Tronox’s U.S. Operations File Chapter 11

New Tickers: TRXAQ and TRXBQ 

• Continues Business as Usual
• Has Commitment for up to $125 million in DIP Financing
• Seeks Relief From Legacy Liabilities

Oklahoma City, January 12, 2009 – Tronox Incorporated (OTC: TROXA, TROXB) announced today that it and certain of the company’s subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing does not include Tronox’s operations outside of the U.S., which are based in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.

“After careful evaluation of all strategic alternatives, we have concluded that a Chapter 11 filing is the best way to address the company’s debt, in particular its legacy liabilities,” said Dennis Wanlass, Tronox chairman and chief executive officer. “We want to assure customers, suppliers and employees that our operations are continuing without interruption, and during the restructuring period, we will remain focused on continuing to provide customers with quality products and unsurpassed service.”

The company has taken steps to ensure the continued supply of goods and services to its customers, with a commitment for up to $125 million in new debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from its existing lending group led by Credit Suisse.

The DIP financing provides Tronox with ample liquidity to continue operations as usual during the restructuring process. The company will use the financing to pay vendors for all goods and services provided after the filing date. Additionally, Tronox has requested court approval to continue to pay employees in the same manner as before the filing with no disruption, and expects the request to be granted as part of the court's "first day" orders.  The decision to file was made to address legacy liabilities.

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News of Note:
02/12/2009
Tronox Files Adversary Complaint Against EPA
http://www.journalrecord.com/article.cfm?recid=95966

Shareholders of bankrupt Tronox get committee
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:44am
By Phil Wahba

NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - The court-appointed trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of chemical company Tronox Inc (TRXAQ.PK) has appointed an official shareholders committee, indicating that existing stockholders might be eligible to receive some compensation under its bankruptcy plan...
http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idAFN1834863220090318?rpc=44
 

Tronox Equity Committee calls on Pillsbury Winthrop
(Subscription only) http://bankruptcy.law360.com/registrations/user_registration?article_id=93609&concurrency_check=false
Law360, New York (March 25, 2009) -- A committee of the largest equity holders in chemical company Tronox Inc. is seeking court approval to appoint attorneys from Pillsbury Winthrop Pittman LLP to represent equity security holders' interests and help recoup some losses as Tronox digs itself out from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Tronox Files Fraudulent Conveyance Lawsuit Against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Kerr-Mcgee CorporationTronox Files Fraudulent Conveyance Lawsuit Against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Kerr-McGee Corporation
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 12  2009/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tronox Incorporated (PinkSheets: TRXAQ) (PinkSheets: TRXBQ) today filed an adversary complaint against Kerr-McGee Corporation and its successor, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, in its Chapter 11 Cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint asserts that Kerr-McGee defrauded Tronox's creditors through its separation and spin-off of its former chemical subsidiary in 2006. Tronox seeks recovery for fraudulent transfers involving valuable oil and gas assets and massive actual and contingent environmental, tort, retiree and other liabilities. The complaint asserts that Tronox was doomed to fail at the time of the spin off, having been grossly undercapitalized, stripped of its most valuable assets and essential cash, and overburdened with legacy environmental, tort and retiree liabilities. Less than three years after the spin-off, Tronox filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on January 12, 2009.
http://sev.prnewswire.com/chemical/20090513/DA1595312052009-1.html

U.S. Seeking to Intervene in Tronox Case Against Kerr-McGee
Fri. May 22, 2009; Posted: 06:17 PM
The federal government claims Kerr-McGee Corp. fraudulently shifted hundreds of millions of dollars of environmental liabilities in its spinoff of subsidiary Tronox Inc., according to civil complaint filed this week in federal bankruptcy court in New York.

 Tronox, which filed for bankruptcy in January, made similar claims in a recent complaint against the longtime Oklahoma City energy company and Anadarko Petroleum, which bought Kerr-McGee in 2006 for $18 billion five months after it spun off Tronox as an independent company.

The U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District is seeking to intervene in Tronox's action against Kerr-McGee and Anadarko. Federal officials are seeking the bankruptcy court's approval to join Tronox in its claims against Kerr-McGee and Anadarko.

The government complaint seeks to reverse the alledgedly fraudulent transfers of long-term liabilities or to obtain a judgment against Anadarko and Kerr-McGee for the amount of the cost of the environmental liabilities that were shifted to Tronox.

The government has been investigating fraud allegations related to Kerr-McGee's spinoff of Tronox "for some time," and has stuck a deal with Tronox to join forces, the complaint said.
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2342357/

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Tronox is the world's third-largest producer, and marketer of titanium dioxide pigment,with an annual production capacity of 642,000 tonnes. Titanium dioxide pigment is an inorganic white pigment used in paint, coatings, plastics, paper and many other everyday products. The company's five pigment plants, which are located in the United States, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands, supply high-performance products to approximately 1,100 customers in 100 countries. In addition, Tronox produces electrolytic products, including sodium chlorate, electrolytic manganese dioxide, boron trichloride, elemental boron and lithium manganese oxide.



BUSINESS SUMMARY
Tronox Incorporated engages in the production and marketing of titanium dioxide pigment worldwide. Its titanium dioxide is a white pigment used in a range of products for its ability to impart whiteness, brightness, and opacity.

The company's pigment products are used in various consumer applications, such as coatings, plastics, and paper, as well as in specialty products, such as inks, "foods", and cosmetics.

It also produces Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide, which is used by the battery industry as the cathode material for primary batteries;

Sodium Chlorate that is used by the pulp and paper industry;

Lithium Manganese Oxide and Lithium Vanadium Oxide used in rechargeable lithium batteries; and

Boron specialty chemicals comprising Boron Trichloride that is used in pharmaceuticals, "semiconductors", high-performance fibers, specialty ceramics, and epoxies; and

Elementary Boron, which is used in igniter formulations for the defense, "pyrotechnic", and automotive air bag industries. Tronox was founded in 1964 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


One Leadership Square Suite 300
211 North Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7109
United States - Map
Phone: 405-775-5000
Fax: 405-775-5155
Web Site: http://www.tronox.com

DETAILS
Index Membership: N/A
Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Synthetics
Full Time Employees: 2,130



Board of Directors and Corporate Officers
http://www.tronox.com/about/board_officers.htm


Primary SIC — Industry Classification
2810 - Industrial Inorganic Chemicals

State Of Incorporation
DE
Jurisdiction Of Incorporation
USA

SEC Reporting Status
SEC Reporting Company

CIK
0001328910

Fiscal Year End
12/31


Outstanding shares
41.6

Float
18.1 mil

Note:  Tronox once a NYSE stock now trades on the OTC.   It has been split into 2  trading companies, company A and B, both Pinksheets.  The O/S shares of 41.6 million were split between the 2.     

TRXAQ: 

  • Estimated Market Cap

    $1,017,583 as of Dec 26, 2008
  • Outstanding Shares

    18,556,127 as of Oct 31, 2008
  • Number of Share Holders of Record

    15 as of Mar 14, 2008

TRXBQ:

 

  • Estimated Market Cap

    $1,017,583 as of Dec 26, 2008
  • Outstanding Shares

    22,889,431 as of Sep 30, 2008
  • Number of Share Holders of Record

    12,517 as of Sep 30, 2008

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#7146   TROX bullish 6.58 stocktrademan 07/26/16 09:53:28 AM
#7145   Well my take Q2 earning tracking higher price banben 07/19/16 02:08:40 PM
#7144   Did you mean KAAABOOOOM? Tibby 07/19/16 10:32:42 AM
#7143   Trox will bloom and boom.. Positive + Positive banben 07/19/16 04:35:32 AM
#7142   info on Chemours as it relates to Tio2 Tibby 07/11/16 12:05:03 PM
#7141   Wow........Another great quarterly report! Bad Bad management! fuller11 05/09/16 09:54:34 AM
#7140   Chemours should buy this dog and down the Tibby 05/02/16 01:19:04 PM
#7139   I got this on watch. I bought at rightothesky 04/05/16 10:08:09 PM
#7138   I do not think we will see real Tibby 04/05/16 11:03:17 AM
#7137   Tronox - Q1 Earnings To Further Evidence Synergy Easy1 03/14/16 11:48:20 AM
#7136   Hi Do you think more short are to banben 03/08/16 07:58:23 PM
#7135   Recent Trades - Last 10 of 9116 Tibby 03/08/16 05:08:53 PM
#7134   At the end of Feb there was 20% uhlmant 03/08/16 06:55:15 AM
#7133   Terrific moves in the past few weeks. uhlmant 03/07/16 04:31:25 PM
#7132   Huge swing today! Easy1 03/07/16 01:06:33 PM
#7131   Another day of solid volume! Let it ride. Easy1 02/25/16 02:19:10 PM
#7130   Probably saw some short covering today. uhlmant 02/24/16 06:26:28 PM
#7129   Current Report Filing (8-k) Source: Edgar (US Regulatory) UNITED STATES SECURIT Easy1 02/24/16 01:46:52 PM
#7128   Huge gains today. Lots of volume. Easy1 02/24/16 01:11:35 PM
#7127   I'm in for the long haul. Been selling uhlmant 02/24/16 06:32:33 AM
#7126   I like the sound of that. Let's see Easy1 02/23/16 06:47:09 PM
#7125   The reduction hurt a lot! Let's hope for Easy1 02/23/16 06:46:47 PM
#7124   Td ameritrade says Trox up 10% after hrs uhlmant 02/23/16 06:45:32 PM
#7123   Down only a penny in AH Overall pretty ugly... uhlmant 02/23/16 06:34:49 PM
#7122   Tronox Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results Source: PR Easy1 02/23/16 04:59:37 PM
#7121   Tronox misses by $0.22, misses on revenue http://www.seekingalpha.com/news/31314 Easy1 02/23/16 04:59:13 PM
#7120   http://www.financial-market-news.com/deutsche-bank-ag-has-10-stake-in-tronox-tro Easy1 02/19/16 10:02:55 AM
#7119   Tibby I see no connection uhlmant 02/17/16 03:17:41 PM
#7118   If I were a Trox shareholder I would Tibby 02/17/16 01:41:20 PM
#7117   Upgraded by Zachs from sell to hold http://www.intercooleronline.com/stocks/tro uhlmant 02/17/16 12:10:16 PM
#7116   News out? uhlmant 02/17/16 10:32:16 AM
#7115   Net 540 k shares uhlmant 02/14/16 08:13:11 AM
#7114   In the past three months transactions have favored uhlmant 02/12/16 08:00:07 AM
#7113   Insiders disposing at these levels is questionable? Tibby 02/11/16 06:33:46 PM
#7112   Violent move up is not dramatic. uhlmant 02/09/16 11:34:55 AM
#7111   Ulmant "Trox has 15% short and trades at only Tibby 02/09/16 11:21:44 AM
#7110   Trox should be looking to merge with some uhlmant 02/07/16 11:43:28 AM
#7109   You kind have to admit that the backgrounds Tibby 02/07/16 11:37:23 AM
#7108   I am not certain the merger will be uhlmant 02/04/16 07:38:25 AM
#7107   Well the warrants are no where near to fuller11 02/03/16 11:09:46 PM
#7106   Does anyone have any ideas on possible timing Tibby 02/03/16 10:32:20 PM
#7105   Absolutely. I think we see one uhlmant 02/03/16 07:52:51 PM
#7104   Anyone see Trox and Chemours do a merger ????? Tibby 02/03/16 12:29:01 PM
#7103   check out the 40+ K shares issued to fuller11 02/01/16 10:26:50 PM
#7102   Will the new low be this week???????????? or fuller11 02/01/16 09:38:10 AM
#7101   HA HA - Look at the price of fuller11 01/15/16 11:59:07 AM
#7100   Tronox ended up on the week. uhlmant 01/09/16 10:27:16 AM
#7099   So far this is looking very likely and fuller11 01/07/16 10:32:04 PM
#7098   I am thinking we hit a new bottom fuller11 12/31/15 11:32:39 AM
#7097   Another crappy day again today............For those who made fuller11 12/31/15 09:36:19 AM
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