Published on Nov 19, 2012
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov 19 (Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc
agreed in court on Monday to enter private mediation with its
lenders and leaders of a striking union to try to avert the
liquidation of the maker of Twinkies snack cakes and Wonder
Hostess, its lenders and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco
Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), agreed to
go into mediation at the urging of Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain
of the Southern District of New York, who urged mediation rather
than a more expensive, public hearing regarding the company's
"My desire to do this is prompted primarily by the potential
loss of over 18,000 jobs as well as my belief that there is a
possibility to resolve this matter," Drain said.
The 82-year-old Hostess is seeking permission to liquidate
its business, claiming that its operations had been crippled by
a bakers strike and that winding down operations is the best way
to preserve its dwindling cash.
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