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Restructuring Process

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1What are the general steps in a restructuring?The general steps in a restructuring include:
  • Obtaining a moratorium for court protection;
  • Assessing the financial position;
  • Communications with creditors;
  • Proposing of a restructuring plan; Obtaining court approval for the restructuring plan; and
  • Implementation of the restructuring which may include a distribution to creditors.
2Who are the appointed legal counsel and financial advisors?Our Singapore counsel is Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC and our financial advisors are KordaMentha Pte Ltd. They work closely with Kudun & Partners, appointed Thai counsel; and Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, appointed Indonesian counsel.
3What is a scheme of arrangement?The scheme is an agreement, between a company in financial distress and its creditors, to assist the company in fulfilling its debt obligations. A scheme of arrangement works by restructuring the company’s debts and varying creditors’ rights. These are subject to the court’s supervision and sanction. This means that a scheme will be binding on all creditors if the court approves the scheme. This is even if not all the creditors approve of or participate in the scheme.
4What are the steps of the scheme of arrangement?It is currently intended that the scheme of arrangement will be done as a pre-pack scheme. The broad steps of the pre-pack scheme of arrangement are as follows:
The scheme document is sent to all creditors who would be bound by the scheme. The scheme document includes:
a. Background on the company and the reasons for the financial difficulties.
b. An explanation of the scheme proposed and how it will affect the rights of creditors.
c. Financial analysis of the scheme compared to a liquidation scenario.
d. Instructions on voting and submitting of claims.
In the current circumstances, as the customers’ debts are not disputed and given the number of customers that are required to participate in the scheme of arrangement, we have broadly proposed that:
a. Customers will receive a copy of the scheme document by email.
b. Customers will be able to use an electronic form to vote on the proposal.
c. There will be no need for a separate proof of debt as the claim amount should be the same as that of the company’s records. However, if there is a dispute, the scheme managers will need to adjudicate and if required, an independent assessor will be engaged to make a final determination of the claim amount.
Assuming that the requisite voting is obtained, there will be an application made to the Singapore Court to get sanction of the scheme.
Subsequently, once the scheme is sanctioned, Zipmex will take steps to implement the scheme in accordance with the terms of the scheme document.
5What is a ‘pre-pack scheme’?A pre-pack scheme of arrangement allows a court to sanction a scheme without the meeting of creditors so it is a shorter timeframe and we are therefore able to accommodate a larger amount of creditors.
6What are the specific terms of this scheme of arrangement?The specific terms of the scheme of arrangement will be disclosed in the scheme document, but broadly speaking, if the scheme is passed and the restructuring is completed, this will allow for each customer to be made whole with the full reactivation of Z Wallets so that customers can withdraw 100% of their digital assets. For access to the Z Wallet assets, customers would be required to agree to the terms and conditions including to waive all claims and release all liability as against each relevant group entity.
7Will a scheme of arrangement be executed in the same and simultaneous manner in all countries?The intention is that once the scheme of arrangement is sanctioned by the Singapore Court, the implementation of the scheme of arrangement will largely be executed simultaneously across all countries.
8How does the voting for the scheme of arrangement work?A majority of 50.1% of ‘yes’ votes is needed (calculated from all those participating in the vote) in order for the scheme to pass. A majority of 75% of the total amount owed is needed in ‘yes’ votes of those participating in the vote in order for the scheme to pass as well. Both conditions are required for the scheme to pass. Votes who abstain/do not participate in the vote will not be counted as part of the scheme but will have equal rights as a creditor in any remediation plan and will be bound by the scheme.
9Who will be allowed to vote in the scheme?Creditors whose assets under management are under USD 5,000 in value as at the date of the Group’s applications for moratorium (i.e. 22 July 2022) will not automatically be invited to vote on the schemes, but will be bound by the terms of the schemes. In other words, should the schemes obtain the requisite majority and be approved by the Singapore Court, all creditors (including the creditors whose AUM are under USD 5,000 in value) will be treated exactly the same as every other creditor who had participated in the scheme.

ii. The value threshold of USD 5,000 has been chosen because it reduces the number of participating creditors, which is a much more manageable number of Customer Creditors for the logistical implementation of the voting exercise.

iii. Instead, Customer Creditors whose AUM are under USD 5,000 in value will be sent an email providing details of the scheme, and such creditors will have two options. The first option is to take no further action and save themselves the trouble of voting in the proceedings, and be bound by the terms of the scheme if the scheme is approved by the requisite threshold of scheme creditors and approved by the Singapore Court. The second option is “opt in” to participate in the voting process, which they can do by following the applicable instructions for the voting process. In this case, if scheme is approved by the requisite threshold of scheme creditors and approved by the Singapore Court, such creditors will be bound by the terms of the scheme whether or not such creditor had voted “for” or “against” the scheme.
10Does each of the customers have equal suffrage in a scheme of arrangement or it is varied by our funds in Z Wallet?Because the terms of the Private Settlement Agreement are substantially the same of the terms of the scheme of arrangement, no Customer Creditor will have different terms of settlement, whether they enter into Private Settlement Agreement(s) or vote in the scheme.
11When will the Court approval be sought?The Zipmex Group targets mid-March 2023 as an indicative and realistic timeline.
12When will access be granted to the Z Wallet Assets?The indicative timetable for the completion of the investment is end of March 2023. Access is anticipated to be granted to Customer Creditors to withdraw their Z Wallet assets on or around early April 2023, assuming that the scheme of arrangement is approved by the creditors and by the Singapore Court.
13What currency will I receive in my Z Wallets when it opens?You will receive the assets in the respective currencies that are currently denoted in your Z Wallet in the amounts that you own. i.e. if you have 0.5 BTC, 1 ETH and 10,000 USDC, you will receive the assets in those respective amounts and currencies denoted.
14What happens in a liquidation of the Zipmex Group?Zipmex’s Financial Advisers, KordaMentha, have projected the recovery to creditors of the Zipmex Group to be between 13.38% (low) to 29.74% (high) at a Group level. This means that if the companies in the Zipmex Group were to be liquidated, customers are presently projected to receive a maximum of 29.74% of their withheld assets in return. In contrast, the scheme of arrangement offers 100% recovery should sufficient votes be received to ensure the success of the restructuring

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