’20 novembre 2014 – Validation du plan de continuation d’Héraclès – COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE
Héraclès annonce aujourd’hui que le Tribunal de commerce de Paris a homologué son plan de continuation, entraînant la clôture de la procédure de redressement judiciaire de la société faîtière du groupe. Ce plan a été présenté avec le soutien du partenaire financier historique du groupe. En octobre 2013, Héraclès s’était placée sous la protection du Tribunal de Commerce de Paris afin de mettre en place un plan de traitement global et équitable des derniers clients attendant des Bordeaux Primeurs.
Au cours des douze derniers mois, il a été possible de construire une solution permettant à tous les clients concernés d’obtenir soit le remboursement intégral et progressif du montant de leur commande, soit une livraison garantie d’une sélection de vins de Bordeaux de qualité. A ce jour, plus de 500 clients concernés ont choisi une livraison de vins en remplacement de leur commande initiale de Bordeaux Primeurs.
Avec la clôture de la procédure de redressement judiciaire, Héraclès a donc aujourd’hui l’opportunité de reprendre sereinement le développement de l’activité de vente de vins des différentes marques du groupe.’
Last Thursday Heracles, a French internet wine company, announced in the above press release that the Tribunal de Commerce in Paris had accepted their business plan, which included how they would repay their many creditors and that they were now out of administration. Heracles used to be called 1855. However, following its longstanding failure to deliver en primeur Bordeaux to its clients the name was cleansed and changed to Heracles as 1855’s reputation had become so noxious and toxic.
For the benefit of English speaking readers of our blog, here is a translation. Because of the differences between French and English It is always difficult to provide an exact translation instead this gives the broad sense of Emeric and Fabien’s message.
‘We are delighted to announce today that our lobbying of the Tribunal de Commerce (Paris) has paid off handsomely. They have accepted our largely fictitious business plan and we are now out of administration. Having friends in very high places has made this possible and we are hugely grateful to our long-term supporters. Heracles went into administration in October 2013 and, due to the extreme leniency shown by the court, this has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to again shaft our clients, waiting patiently for their en primeur Bordeaux, with an ‘equitable’ plan!
Over the last 12 months we have cooked up a repayment ‘plan’ that only the most stupid of our creditors could accept. We are happy to guarantee that in place of the cases of Lafite, Latour, Margaux etc. ordered by our idiotic and gullible clients we will palm them off with some bottles of 2012 Bordeaux Supérieur that could have been bought recently in some branches of Cora supermarkets for 5.50€. ‘May palm off’ is probably more accurate here as we cannot guard against any technical and logistical problems we may experience with our deliveries. Amazingly to date over 500 of our increasingly desperate clients have accepted our ludicrous offer of 2012 Bordeaux Supérieur in exchange for their top Bordeaux ordered years ago en primeur!
Now that we are out of administration we will serenely continue to shaft our clients at every opportunity using the full gamut of the various companies under the Heracles’ umbrella. We are eternally grateful that the Tribunal de Commerce has given us the green light to defraud with complete impunity anyone foolish enough to order wine through our companies. Why change a winning system!
As Emeric often says – « Never give a sucker an even break…! »‘