V. Establishing Procedures for Solicitation of the Plan.
A. Record Holder Date for Holders of Claims.
29. Bankruptcy Rule 3017(d) provides that, for the purposes of voting solicitation, “creditors and equity security holders shall include holders of stock, bonds, debentures, notes and other securities of record on the date the order approving the disclosure statement is entered or another date fixed by the court, after notice and a hearing.” Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3017(d). Bankruptcy Rule 3018(a) contains a similar provision regarding determination of the record date for voting purposes. The record date is typically the date that the disclosure statement is approved. The Debtors request that the Court establish the date upon which the Disclosure Statement is approved as the “Record Holder Date” for purposes of voting on the Plan.5
B. Effect of Record Holder Date for the Holders of Claims.
30. Pursuant to the Plan, the Holders of Claims in Classes 5 and 6 are Impaired and are entitled to vote (together, the “Voting Classes”). The Debtors propose that only the following parties within the Voting Classes be entitled to vote on the Plan: (a) the Holders of Claims that were not listed as contingent, unliquidated, or disputed on the Debtors’ Schedules; (b) the Holders of Claims who have filed timely proofs of Claim; and (c) the assignees of transferred and assigned Claims; provided, however, that such assignees will be permitted to vote such Claims only if evidence of the transfer and assignment has been filed in accordance with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3001 as of the close of business on the Record Holder Date.
The establishment of the Record Holder Date is for voting purposes only and shall have no preclusive effect regarding who is entitled to receive distributions under the Plan.