treatment of such liens on proceeds under clause (a) or (c) of this paragraph, or (c) that the holders of secured claims receive the indubitable equivalent of their allowed secured claim.
(ii) Unsecured Creditors. With respect to a class of impaired unsecured claims, a proposed plan must provide the following: either (i) each holder of an impaired unsecured claim receives or retains under the plan property of a value equal to the amount of its allowed claim or (ii) the holders of claims and interests that are junior to the claims of the dissenting class will not receive any property under the plan.
(b) Equity Interests. With respect to a class of equity interests, a proposed plan must provide the following: (i) that each holder of an equity interest receive or retain on account of such interest property of a value, as of the effective date of the plan, equal to the greatest of the allowed amount of any fixed liquidation preference to such holder is entitled, any fixed redemption price to which such holder is entitled, or the value of such interest or (ii) that the holder of any interest that is junior to the interests of the class of equity interests will not receive or retain under the Plan on account of such junior interest any property.
The Debtors believe the Plan satisfies the fair and equitable test with respect to all Impaired Classes of Claims and Interests.
c. Application to the Plan
As to any Class that may reject the Plan, the Debtors believe the Plan will satisfy both the no unfair discrimination requirement and the fair and equitable requirements, because, as to any such dissenting Class, there is no Class of equal priority receiving more favorable treatment, and such Class will either be paid in full, or no Class that is junior to such a dissenting Class will receive or retain any property on account of the Claims or Interests in such Class.
3. Alternative to Confirmation and Consummation of the Plan
The Debtors have evaluated several alternatives to the Plan. After studying these alternatives, the Debtors have concluded that the Plan is the best option for the Debtors and their Estates and will maximize recoveries to parties-in-interestassuming confirmation and consummation of the Plan. If the Plan is not confirmed and consummated, the alternatives to the Plan include a liquidation of the Debtors under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.
a. Liquidation Under Chapter 7
In a chapter 7 case, a trustee is appointed to liquidate a debtors assets and not make distributions to creditors in accordance with the priorities established in the Bankruptcy Code. Generally, secured creditors are paid first from the proceeds of sales of their collateral. If any assets remain in the bankruptcy estate after satisfaction of secured creditors claims from their collateral, administrative expenses are next to be paid. Unsecured creditors are paid from any remaining sale proceeds, according to their respective priorities. Unsecured creditors with the same priority share in proportion to the amount of their allowed claims in relationship to the total amount of allowed claims held by all unsecured creditors with the same priority. Finally, equity interest holders receive the balance that remains, if any, after all creditors are paid.
Substantially all of the Debtors Assets are being sold through the Debtors proposed Sale Transaction under the Plan. The Debtors believe that the Plan provides a greater recovery to holders of Allowed Other General Unsecured Claims than would a chapter 7 liquidation for several reasons. First,