Trump Ocean Club Defaults on Bond Payment

Developer Newland International Properties announced that on May 18 it will have updates on topics of interest to bondholders.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Newland International Properties Corp., developer of Trump Ocean Club, should have made the second payment of capital on the issuance of $220 million in bonds on 15 May but did not do so.

"As part of an effort to provide additional information to investors about recent events, on Friday May 18, 2012, Newland will release a package that includes updated information on the collections, closings, sales, inventory available, progress of construction, and other topics of interest to the bondholders", the company said on Tuesday in a news release.

In November 2011, Newland also failed to make an initial capital payment of $31.4 million. The main shareholder and chairman Roger Khafif had reached an agreement with bondholders last month.

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Problems Continue Over Hotel Trump Ocean Club Panama

March 2012

Investors are threatening a lawsuit against Newland Properties, the owner company, for an alleged breach of bond principal payments in November.

The owners of Hotel Trump Ocean could face legal action from Gary Lundgren, owner of 15% of the bonds that were used as financing for the construction of the building, for an alleged breach by failing to pay the agreed capital in November 2011.

Trump Ocean Club Debt Restructuring

November 2011

Holders of bonds issued by Newland International Properties Corp. are willing to become partners in the project because the developer does not have the necessary capital for the next repayment.

On November 15, Newland International Properties Corp., developer of Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, is due to pay $31 million in amortization of capital to holders of bonds issued to finance the Trump Ocean Club.

Further Complications for Trump Tower

December 2011

A real estate company has filed a lawsuit against the developer for breach of contract.

The delicate situation faced by Newland International Properties Corp., developer of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower complex, has been further complicated by a lawsuit filed by a customer, which adds to three other lawsuits filed by other five clients.

Trump Ocean Club Needs to Restructure Debt

October 2011

A proposal has been presented to the bondholders to extend the term of the debt.

$220 million in bonds issued in 2007 to build a luxury apartment building called Trump Ocean Club, owned by tycoon Donald Trump, will be restructured before the next payment of debt, which is due on November 15.

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