Filed: 13 Jan 20, 2:19pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):    January 9, 2020




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DELAWARE 000-33433 33-0972983
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ITEM 5.02


Effective July 1, 2018, Eagle Mountain Acquisition LLC (“Buyer”), the buyer of the Company’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary, Kaiser Eagle Mountain, LLC (“KEM”), began making cash interest payments to the Company in accordance with the terms of Buyer’s Junior Secured Promissory Note (“Junior Note”) held by the Company. As a result, and in accordance with the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, as amended (“Operating Agreement”), required distributions on the Company’s Class C and D Units were determined and approved as of January 9, 2020, for interest payments received from May 1, 2019 through January 1, 2020. The total amount required to be distributed on the Class C and D Units as a result of the interest payments received by the Company from May 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020, was approximately $25,275. The Class C Units and Class D Units are held by current and former officers of the Company and such units represent an incentive program that was adopted by the Company in 2002 to replace an incentive bonus program that was terminated in 2002. Under the terms of the Operating Agreement, the distributions on the Class C Units and the Class D Units are to be made within 45 days following receipt of any amount on which a distribution on the Class C and D Units is payable. However, for the administrative convenience of the Company, the holders of the Class C and Class D Units are temporarily allowing the deferral fromtime-to time of the payment of the distributions due them.

In addition, pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Liquidation Manager Agreement dated April 10, 2013, between the Company and Richard E. Stoddard (“Liquidation Director Agreement”), Mr. Stoddard is to be paid incentive compensation based upon a percentage of the “Gross Collected Proceeds” as defined in the Liquidation Director Agreement less the cumulative amount of the monthly consulting fees paid to him, which monthly fees terminated December 31, 2014. As a result of previous transactions, the threshold to trigger an incentive payment to Mr. Stoddard was achieved in July 2016. Thus, due to the collection of interest on the Junior Note for the period from May 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020, Mr. Stoddard was paid as of January 9, 2020, approximately $18,530 in incentive compensation pursuant to the terms of the Liquidation Director Agreement. This represents 60% of the total possible incentive compensation from the interest payments received from May 1, 2019 through January 1, 2020. For this time period on which the incentive compensation is now being paid, an additional 30% ($9,265) is due if there should be a future distribution on the Company’s Class A Units and the final 10% ($3,088) is payable at the time of the final dissolution of the Company assuming Mr. Stoddard is the Managing Liquidation Director at such time. Under the terms of the Liquidation Director Agreement, the incentive payments due Mr. Stoddard are to be made within seven days following receipt of any amount on which an incentive payment is payable. However, for the administrative convenience of the Company, Mr. Stoddard is temporarily allowing the deferral fromtime-to-time of the payment of the incentive payments that are otherwise due and payable to him within seven days.


ITEM 8.01


Remaining Assets of the Company. In addition to the Company’s cash and investments, the Company’s remaining assets consist primarily of: (i) the Junior Note, (ii) its 84.247% ownership interest in Mine Reclamation, LLC, and (iii) its 100% interest in Eagle Mountain Mining & Railroad Company, LLC (“EMMR”).



The Junior Note was in the original principal amount of $19,000,000 bearing interest at 5.71% per annum. With the payment of Buyer’s Senior Note in February 2016, Buyer timely exercised its option to extend the maturity date of the Junior Note from February 29, 2016, to May 31, 2025. Interest on the Junior Note accrues and becomes a part of the principal balance of the Junior Note. The Junior Note provides that the principal amount of the note would increase to $33,106,581 in order to compensate the Company for the full expected value of the Junior Note if the Junior Note was not paid on or before March 31, 2016. Since Buyer did not pay the Junior Note on or prior to March 31, 2016, the principal balance of the Junior Note increased to $33,106,581 as of April 1, 2016. Additionally, the Junior Note requires three separate financial risk payments of (i) $5,000,000 at May 31, 2018, (ii) $7,000,000 at February 28, 2019, and (iii) $8,000,000 at September 30, 2020, if the Junior Note remains outstanding as of those dates and the financing for the proposed Eagle Mountain pump storage hydro-electric project at Eagle Mountain has not closed by such dates (each a “Financial Risk Amount”). Each Financial Risk Amount is not paid in cash but is added to the outstanding principal amount of the Junior Note at the time the Financial Risk Amount is due. As of January 1, 2020, the outstanding principal amount of the Junior Note is approximately $45 million since the Junior Note has not been paid in full. On September 30, 2020, the outstanding principal amount of the Junior Note is scheduled to increase to approximately $53 million if such note has not been paid in full by that date. The first two Financial Risk Amounts bear interest at eight percent (8.00%) per annum and the interest is paid in cash monthly. If the third Financial Risk Amount should occur, all of the Financial Risk Amounts, thereafter, would bear interest at twelve percent (12%) per annum and the interest would be paid in cash monthly. Each Financial Risk Amount has a stated maturity of May 31, 2025. As of the date of this Report on Form8-K, Buyer has timely paid the monthly cash interest payments on the Financial Risk Amounts that are outstanding. There are certain events that accelerate payment of the Junior Note and the Financial Risk Amounts, in whole or in part, such receipt of construction financing for the planned hydro-electric pumped storage project to be constructed and operated on land owned or controlled by KEM and the occurrence of an event of default under the Junior Note, the terms of the Financial Risk Amounts and/or the documents securing their payment and performance.

EMMR has a mining lease and agreement and various implementing agreements with KEM which provides EMMR the right to mine certain stock-piled rock and the coarse and fine iron ore tailings at Eagle Mountain. EMMR also currently owns or controls the real property interests associated with the Eagle Mountain railroad. The Company is seeking to sell EMMR or its assets.

Mine Reclamation, LLC’s remaining asset is the right to receive 53.3% of the net revenues generated from the disposition of assets directly or indirectly owned by the Company in Riverside County, California. Accordingly, Mine Reclamation will receive 53.3% of the payment on the Junior Note, if paid, net of its share of allocated expenses. Upon distribution of such payment (net of expenses) to Mine Reclamation’s owners, CIL&D will receive 84.247% of such amount. Mine Reclamation’s right to share in the proceeds is as a result of a Termination, Settlement and Net Revenues Sharing Agreement that was entered into in April 2014, which agreement, among other things, settled any and all claims that may exit among the parties to such agreement and terminated a lease and option that Mine Reclamation had on portions of the Eagle Mountain property. The resolution of this matter advanced the ability to seek a monetization event for KEM and the Eagle Mountain property.

Liquidation and Dissolution Process. Since May 22, 2013, the Company has undertaken and continues to undertake activities that are necessary and appropriate in seeking to complete the voluntary liquidation and winding up of the Company in accordance with the Company’s approved Plan of Dissolution and Liquidation, as amended, and applicable law. For more detailed information on the liquidation and dissolution process, including pending and threatened litigation matters, please see the Company’s report on Form8-K dated May 15, 2019.

No Assurance of Future Distributions. There is no assurance that there will be any future distributions on the Company’s Class A Units. As previously disclosed, the liquidation and dissolution process involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, it is not possible to predict the timing of future distributions, if any, to the Class A unitholders or the aggregate amount of any future distributions if made.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 13, 2020 

/s/ Richard E. Stoddard

 Richard E. Stoddard
 Managing Liquidation Director