Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. and its affiliated debtors (“Cooper-Standard Automotive” or the “Debtors”) have combined into one motion a request to allow payment of 503(b)(9) administrative expense claims, a request to allow payment of critical vendors a/k/a essential suppliers, and a request to allow for payment of foreign vendors. The dollar amount of pre-petition claims Cooper-Standard Automotive is seeking to pay seems to vary between the motion and the interim and final orders. However, the relief requested in the interim order is for authority “to pay, in their sole discretion, as and when they come due, Essential [including 503(b)(9)] and Foreign Suppliers Claims in an amount that shall not exceed $19.5 million.”
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., (“Cooper-Standard Holdings”) has requested authority to file a consolidated list of the 30 largest unsecured creditors of Cooper-Standard Holdings and its affiliated Debtors (the “Top Unsecured Creditor List”) in lieu of a separate list for each of the Debtors. As could be expected, the Top Unsecured Creditor List is heavily populated with automotive suppliers.
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. and 12 affiliated entities (”Debtors”) filed a petitions in Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for relief under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code. The Debtors are a leading global automotive manufacturer of fluid handling, body sealing, and noise, vibration and harshness control components, systems, subsystems, and modules, primarily for use in passenger vehicles and light trucks for global original equipment manufacturers and replacement markets.