Circuit City Bites The Dust

Circuit City Announcement

Google Affiliate Network regrets to inform you that Circuit City Stores, Inc. announced today that it will seek Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process to liquidate the assets of the company.  Below is the statement Circuit City has posted in the newsroom online.

We understand there will be questions regarding the program’s end date and commission earned.  We are working closely with Circuit City to provide details as they are provided.

Circuit City Links
Circuit City has confirmed that www.circuitcity.com has moved to a non-transactional, informative site effective immediately.  Please remove all Circuit City links today.

Commission
We are working with Circuit City and legal teams to understand the status of commissions.

1. Pre-Chapter 11 filing:   We do not have any update on commissions filed through the bankruptcy courts, which are as follows: July, September, October and November 1-9.

2. Post-Chapter 11 filing: We are entitled to dollar-for-dollar payment on all post-Chapter 11 filing, which is as follows: November 10-30, December and January to date.  Today’s liquidation announcement does not change this.

We will continue to provide you with details as they become available.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

Circuit City Affiliate Team

Circuit City Newsroom Press Release

http://newsroom.circuitcity.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=359619

RICHMOND, Va., Jan 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Circuit City Stores, Inc. announced today that it will seek Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process to liquidate the assets of the company.

“We are extremely disappointed by this outcome. The company had been in continuous negotiations regarding a going concern transaction. Regrettably for the more than 30,000 employees of Circuit City and our loyal customers, we were unable to reach an agreement with our creditors and lenders to structure a going-concern transaction in the limited timeframe available, and so this is the only possible path for our company,” said James A. Marcum, vice chairman and acting president and chief executive officer for Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Circuit City will provide more details in the near term about the plans for the liquidation of the stores and other assets, the status of the company’s Web site and firedogSM services operations, the status of its Canadian operations and plans for the company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

The company does not anticipate any value will remain from the bankruptcy estate for the holders of the company’s common equity, although this will be determined in the continuing bankruptcy proceedings.
The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2008. The case number for Circuit City’s Chapter 11 filing is 08-35653. Additional information can be found by visiting the company’s investor information home page at http://investor.circuitcity.com and clicking on “Breaking News” and at the Claims Agent’s Web site at www.kccllc.net/circuitcity.

About Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Circuit City Stores, Inc. (OTC: CCTYQ) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. At December 31, 2008, the domestic segment operated 567 stores in 153 U.S. media markets. At December 31, 2008, the international segment operated through approximately 765 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City operates Web sites at www.circuitcity.com, www.thesource.ca and www.firedog.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this release may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the company’s expectations concerning the bankruptcy process. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, without limitation, developments in the bankruptcy proceedings, the results of the liquidation sales and other matters.