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Erik Buell Racing finds buyer for consulting assets

HMCL NA, Inc. and HMCL Americas, Inc. (both wholly owned subsidiaries of Hero MotoCorp Ltd.) have entered into a “Settlement Agreement” with the “Receiver” appointed by the Circuit Court , Wisconsin, U.S.A. in the matter of Chapter 128 Receivership filed by the Erik Buell Racing, Inc. and Erik Buell LLC (“EBR”).

As per the Settlement Agreement, HMCL Americas Inc. has agreed to acquire the ownership of certain tangible and intangible assets of EBR free and clear of all encumbrances, for a consideration of US$ 2.8 million. HMCL and the Receiver have also agreed to resolve all disputes and fully give mutual releases in terms of the Settlement Agreement for all subject matters which is in any way related to EBR.

The Settlement Agreement is, inter alia, contingent upon the approval by the Circuit Court; and the approval of the board of directors of Hero MotoCorp, authorizing its joinder as a direct party to the Settlement Agreement on or before August 10, 2015.

The performance of the Settlement Agreement will help Hero MotoCorp’s in-house research and development teams to accelerate development of certain consulting projects, including the projects EBR was executing for the Company at the time of filing of the Chapter 128 Receivership.

EBR Inc., in which the Company has an equity investment, and EBR Inc.’s subsidiary EBR LLC had ceased their operations with effect from April 15, 2015 and had filed for the Chapter 128 Receivership before the Circuit Court.

The notice of motion with regards to the Settlement Agreement will be filed in the Circuit Court in the next few days.

Additionally, the auction of EBR assets has been rescheduled for Aug. 5 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Read the story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by clicking here.

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  1. If HERO had actually paid Erik Buell Racing what they owed in full for these assets before 4/15/15 , there is a probability that the company could be in operation today and 150+ EBR employees would still be employed .

    This could have been a power play by HERO to pay cents on the dollar for money rightfully owed to EBR

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