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AMF Bowling proposes merger with Bowlmor

Tuesday - 5/21/2013, 10:55am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. is proposing a merger with New York-based bowling center operator Bowlmor.

Virginia-based AMF filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. The company proposed the merger in a new plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that AMF submitted the plan to U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond last week. The court and creditors must approve the plan.

Under the plan, the combined company would be called Bowlmor AMF. Bowlmor CEO Tom Shannon would serve as chairman, president and CEO.

The combined company would operate 276 bowling centers and employ 7,500 workers.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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