Business Operations to Continue in the Ordinary Course
CIT Group Inc. (OTC: CITGQ.PK), a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (“the Court”) has scheduled a hearing to consider the confirmation of CIT's prepackaged plan of reorganization for Tuesday, December 8, 2009.
CIT Group Inc. and CIT Group Funding Company of Delaware LLC received the relief they sought from the Court with respect to its “first day” motions, allowing the Company to continue to operate in the ordinary course.
Additional information about CIT's restructuring can be found on the Company's Web site, www.cit.com. For access to Court documents and other general information about the Chapter 11 cases, please visit www.kccllc.net/citgroup. The Company has established a toll-free Supplier Information Line at 800-422-2738 or, if you are calling from outside the U.S. 973-422-3877 and a toll-free Restructuring Information Line for all other interested parties at 866-967-1786 or 310-751-2686.
CIT (OTC: CITGQ.PK) is a bank holding company with more than $60 billion in finance and leasing assets that provides financial products and advisory services to small and middle market businesses. Operating in more than 50 countries across 30 industries, CIT provides an unparalleled combination of relationship, intellectual and financial capital to its customers worldwide. CIT maintains leadership positions in small business and middle market lending, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and vendor finance. Founded in 1908 and headquartered in New York City, CIT is a member of the Fortune 500. www.cit.com
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C. Curtis Ritter, 212-461-7711
Director of External Communications & Media Relations
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Executive Vice President