The SCO Group, Inc., (Pink Sheets: SCOXQ) a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology, today announced a restructuring plan following an analysis of the company’s operations and cost structure undertaken by Chapter 11 Trustee, Edward Cahn and his advisors.
The company expects to finalize details of the restructuring and to reach cash flow breakeven for core operations within the next month. The savings are a combination of non-workforce related changes and a modest reduction in SCO’s workforce. As part of the restructuring, the company has eliminated the Chief Executive Officer and President positions and consequently terminated Darl McBride. The current management team comprised of Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Hunsaker, Chief Financial Officer, Ken Nielsen and General Counsel, Ryan Tibbitts, will continue to work closely with the Chapter 11 Trustee and his advisors to implement the restructuring plan, move the intellectual property litigation forward with Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The company is also looking to raise additional funding and sell non-core assets to bolster working capital. These actions will allow the Trustee to preserve cash and the value of the business while enabling the Company to proceed with asset sales, pursue litigation against, among others, IBM and Novell, and to continue supporting SCO’s loyal UNIX customer base.
“These actions, while difficult, are essential to SCO becoming a more agile and efficient company, not just for this year, but for years to come,” said Mr. Hunsaker. “This restructuring plan reinforces SCO’s ability to continue to sell and support its products while servicing the needs of our customers and partners on a worldwide basis through the stabilization of our financial situation.”