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HCR ManorCare, Inc.

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HCR ManorCare, Inc. and its non-debtor subsidiaries are a leading national healthcare provider that operate a network of more than 450 locations nationwide providing (a) skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, memory care facilities, and assisted living facilities (b) hospice and home health care agencies; and (c) outpatient rehabilitation clinics and other ancillary healthcare and related businesses.  HCR ManorCare, Inc. commenced its bankruptcy case to effectuate a prepackaged plan of reorganization satisfying the claims of a major creditor and improving its go-forward operations by, among other things, reducing its operating leverage.  Young Conaway was retained as co-counsel in HCR ManorCare, Inc.’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case with Sidley Austin LLP.

JG Wentworth (Orchard Acquisition)

The J.G. Wentworth Company and its affiliated debtors are a leading diversified consumer financial services company focused on mortgage lending, personal and business lending, structured settlements, and prepaid cards.  The J.G. Wentworth debtors commenced their bankruptcy cases to effectuate a recapitalization of their balance sheet on a consensual basis in accordance with the terms of a restructuring support agreement with their primary stakeholders.  Following a mere 36 days, the J.G. Wentworth debtors’ pre-packaged plan of reorganization was confirmed and the company emerged from bankruptcy a week later.  Through the plan, the J.G. Wentworth debtors’ prepetition funded debt, which totaled $449.5 million, was eliminated and the company received $70 million in new funding.  Young Conaway was retained as co-counsel with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

A123 Systems Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel, with Sidley Austin LLP, to Wanxiang America Corporation, post-petition lender and purchaser of substantially all of the assets of A123 Systems Inc. and certain of its affiliates, chapter 11 debtors in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Sidley Austin LLP, to Lee Enterprises, Incorporated and certain of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Lee was the premier provider of local news, information, and advertising, primarily in midsize markets throughout the United States. Lee and its subsidiaries owned a portfolio of 48 daily newspapers with a joint interest in four others, several rapidly growing digital products, and almost 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. With the assistance of Young Conaway and Sidley, the Debtors successfully confirmed their prepackaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy in 2012.

Sand Spring Capital III, LLC

Young Conaway is acting as lead counsel to Sand Spring Capital III, LLC and its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were investment vehicles that held securities and other assets for investment purposes for the benefit of their membership interest holders or shareholders.

Gems TV (USA) Limited

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Gems TV (USA) Limited in its chapter 11 proceedings. Prior to the petition date, the Debtor was a U.S. retailer of colored gemstone jewelry. The Debtor sold its products through its 24/7 home shopping channel and its internet-based storefront. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtor confirmed its chapter 11 plan of liquidation and emerged from bankruptcy protection on November 18, 2010.

Neenah Enterprises, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Sidley Austin LLP, to Neenah Enterprises and certain of its affilliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As of the petition date, the debtors were one of the largest independent foundry companies in the United States and are among the leading suppliers of castings to the domestic municipal products markets. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the debtors successfully confirmed their plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 29, 2010.

Flying J Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to Flying J Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are a fully integrated oil company with operations in the field of exploration, production, refining, transportation, wholesaling and retailing of petroleum products. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 23, 2010.

Lazy Days' R.V. Center, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to Lazy Days' R.V. Center, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Lazy Days owned and operated the single largest recreational vehicle dealership in the world, offering over 800 new and pre-owned RVs to more than 250,000 visitors annually. With Young Conaway’s and Kirkland's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their prepackaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.

R.H. Donnelley Corporation

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Sidley Austin LLP, to R.H. Donnelley Corporation and its affiliates in the chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were one of the leading providers of local search solutions in the United States. With Young Conaway's help, the Debtors successfully confirmed a joint plan of reorganization and exited bankruptcy in 2010.

Norwood Proapplicational Products Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to Norwood Proapplicational Products Holdings, Inc. and each of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. At the time of the bankruptcy, Norwood was the second largest supplier of promotional products in the United States (excluding apparel products) and mantained a leading market-share position in several industry-recognized product categories, including calendars, writing instruments, golf products, and awards. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets to Brickyard Acquisition, LLC in a 363 sale.

Sun-Times Media Group, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel to Sun-Times Media Group and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors' business consists of the publishing, printing, and distributing of newspapers in the greater Chicago, Illinois, metropolitan area and the operation of various related websites. With Young Conaway’s assistance, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets in a 363 sale and confirmed a plan of liquidation in 2011.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel to Smurfit-Stone Container and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were one of the leading integrated manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging in North America and one of the world's largest paper recyclers, selling a broad range of paper-based packaging products to manufacturers of both industrial and consumer products. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully sold certain real property and timberlands and confirmed a plan of reorganization in 2010.

Merisant Corporation

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Sidley Austin, to Merisant Company and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. At the time of the bankruptcy, the Debtors were a worldwide leader in the production and marketing of low-calorie tabletop sweeteners, with an approximate 22% dollar share of a global retail market estimated at $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2007. With the assistance of Young Conaway and Sidley, the Debtors successfully confirmed their chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy in 2010.

Bill's Dollar Stores, Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel, with Alston & Bird LLP, to Bill's Dollar Stores, Inc. in its chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtor sold substantially all of its operating assets to Factor, Inc. in return for approximately $29 million in cash plus payment of certain cure costs and other related consideration and successfully confirmed a chapter 11 plan of liquidation.

Hilex Poly Co. LLC

Young Conaway served as co-counsel with Sidley Austin LLP to Hilex Poly Co. LLC and certain of their affiliates in the chapter 11 proceedings. Prior to the petition date, the Debtors were a leading manufacturer of plastic bag and film products. Focusing primarily on high density polyethylene film products and related services, the Debtors' products ranged from bagging systems to agricultural films. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on August 25, 2008.

Hines Horticulture, Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel with Kirkland & Ellis LLP to Hines Horticulture, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings. The Debtors produced and distributed horticultural products through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hines Nurseries, Inc. The Debtors were one of the largest commercial nursery operations in North America and produced one of the broadest assortments of shrubs, color plants, and container-grow plants in the industry. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets in a 363 sale and confirmed a plan of liquidation in 2009.

CMT America Corp.

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to CMT America Corp. in its chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Prior to its bankruptcy filing, the Debtor was a clothing retailer operating seventy retail locations in the United States under the label of Urban Behavior. Under the guidance of Young Conaway, the Debtor successfully sold substantially all of its assets through a series of going-out-of-business sales.

Remy Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Shearman & Sterling, to Remy Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were a leading global supplier of automobile, truck, and heavy machinery starters, alternators, hybrid motors and steering components, as well as a supplier of diesel locomotive parts and services. With Young Conaway's help, the Debtors successfully confirmed a prepackaged joint plan of reorganization and exited bankruptcy in 2008.