Donald Trump quits casino company's board
February 14, 2009 9:04am CST
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.: Donald Trump fired himself Friday from the casino company that bears his name. Spurned by bond holders who rejected his effort to buy Trump Entertainment Resorts, the real estate mogul and his daughter Ivanka are resigning from its board of directors. He called the troubled casino company he once controlled "worthless to me now." He is the largest shareholder, owning more than a quarter of its stock, yet stressed that it comprises "substantially less than 1 percent of my net worth."The company won a fourth extension Wednesday on restructuring $1.25 billion in debt, and some analysts have predicted it will file for bankruptcy protection for a third time if it doesn't work out a deal with its bond holders."If I'm not going to run it, I don't want to be involved in it," Trump told The Associated Press Friday night."I'm one of the largest developers in the world. I have a lot of cash and plenty of places I can go."Trump said he recently offered to buy the company, which he used to control before relinquishing his grip as part of a bankruptcy restructuring. For now, his name will remain on the company's three Atlantic City casinos, although Trump said he may seek legal avenues to removing his name from the business."I don't like that my name is still going to be on it," he said. He also said he wants to sell his shares in the company, although it was not clear when that might happen, or whether he would even be able to under securities laws if he possesses information about the company that is not publicly known. The company would not identify the bond holders or who represents them.
14 Feb 09
Well that is something. If he indeed fired himself, then he has a good reason for it. As he said, it's not even 1% of his net worth. Maybe, he can't see why he would be busying himself with something that wouldn't beneficial for him. If that is the case, I agree with him.