"Elpida trustees and the court ran a very thorough and competitive sponsor selection process before selecting Micron as the sponsor," said Micron CEO Mark Durcan. "Their decision and plan of reorganization was confirmed by the successful vote of the creditors in February. We are confident the Tokyo District Court's approval of Elpida's reorganization plan will be upheld."
The closing of the transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions -- including finalization of the Tokyo District Court's approval order under Japanese bankruptcy rules and recognition of Elpida's reorganization plan by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (or the completion or implementation of alternative actions providing a substantially similar effect). Micron estimates the appeal process of the Tokyo District Court's approval order will take approximately three to four months.