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Solicitation Materials:
Please see below for materials related to the Joint Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Stage Stores, Inc. and Specialty Retailers, Inc.:

The Debtors have established certain dates relating to the solicitation of votes on and confirmation of the Plan as follows:

The Confirmation Hearing will be held on August 14, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (CT).

The Voting Deadline was August 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (CT).

The Plan Objection Deadline was August 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (CT).
Important Information:

Pursuant to the Final Store Closing Procedures Order (Docket No. 435), customer programs, including gift cards and returns, will be honored for 30 days after the opening of each store. After that time, gift cards and returns will no longer be accepted and the gift cards will be deemed to have no remaining value.

You may file a Proof of Claim at the following link: Submit Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC)

The deadline to file a Proof of Claim was July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
Stage Stores, Inc. has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Company will simultaneously solicit bids for a going concern sale of the business or any of its assets and initiate an orderly wind-down of operations. The Company will terminate the wind-down of operations at certain locations if it receives a viable going-concern bid.

The health and safety of its associates and guests remains Stage Stores’ top priority as it takes a phased approach to reopening its stores in the coming weeks to commence the liquidation of its inventory. The Company currently anticipates that the first phase of approximately 557 stores will open on May 15, 2020, the second phase of approximately 67 stores is expected to open on May 28, 2020 and the balance of the chain is expected to open on June 4, 2020. The Company will provide updates as to the location and timing of stores that are opening on its website, www.gordmans.com, in due course.

The press release the Company issued on May 10, 2020 can be accessed here: Press Release
Customer and vendor letters and FAQ’s are available here: FAQ and Letters

Stage’s case is pending under Case No. 20-32564 before the Honorable David R. Jones. The Docket can be accessed free of charge here or through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (www.txs.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy - fees may apply).

For additional information, please call (888) 647-1732 (U.S./Canada) or (310) 751-2622 (International) or click here to submit an email inquiry.
IMPORTANT: Please find below a link to a document recently filed in the bankruptcy proceedings of Stage Stores, Inc., et al., Case No. 20-32564 (DRJ) (United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division): Notice of Final Order Approving Notification and Hearing Procedures for Certain Transfers of and Declarations of Worthlessness with Respect to Common Stock

Important Dates, Deadlines & Documents Show All Dates

August 14, 2020
(2:30 p.m. CT)

August 7, 2020
(4:00 p.m. CT)

July 24, 2020
(5:00 p.m. CT)

November 6, 2020
(5:00 p.m. CT)

June 30, 2020
(2:00 p.m. CT)

May 10, 2020


Debtor Name
Debtor Case Number
Stage Stores, Inc.
Specialty Retailers, Inc.

Meeting of Creditors

The meeting of creditors pursuant to section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code (the "Meeting of Creditors") was held on June 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (CT) at the address listed below. Please use the following links to view the Notice of Reset and the Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case.

United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
515 Rusk Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

Rule 9001(5) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure requires that a representative of the Debtor appear at the Meeting of Creditors for the purpose of being examined under oath by a representative of the Office of the United States Trustee and by any interested parties that attend the meeting. Creditors are welcome, but not required, to attend the meeting. The Meeting of Creditors may be continued or adjourned by notice at the meeting, without further written notice to creditors.

Parties & Addresses

United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
515 Rusk Street
Houston, TX 77002
T: (713) 250-5500

Stage Stores Claims Processing Center
c/o KCC
222 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 300
El Segundo, CA 90245
T: (888) 647-1732

Please file proof(s) of claim, if any, via US Mail or other hand delivery system. Facsimile and other electronic delivery methods are not acceptable. You must file an originally executed proof of claim. If you would like a copy of your claim returned to you as proof of receipt, please enclose an additional copy and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Attorneys' Addresses

Joshua A. Sussberg, P.C.
Neil E. Herman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
T: (212) 446-4800
F: (212) 446-4900

Joshua M. Altman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
T: (312) 862-2000
F: (312) 862-2200

Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Jennifer F. Wertz
Kristhy M. Peguero
Veronica A. Polnick
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77010
T: (713) 752-4200
F: (713) 752-4221