1:51pm Monday 21st January 2013
By Andy Richardson
HMV'S administrators have confirmed that gift cards can be redeemed in stores from Tuesday January 22.
Additionally, the Joint Administrators said that proceeds raised by HMV through the sale of charity releases, including the Hillsborough Justice Collective single, will be paid in full as soon as possible.
After calling in the administrators last Tuesday, HMV stopped accepting gift cards and its shares were suspended. However, the future of HMV's 240 stores and 4,000 staff remains uncertain. The record, DVD and games retailer is continuing to trade while administrators seek a buyer for the business.
Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator, said: “The ability of administrators to honour gift vouchers will depend on the specific circumstances of each case.
"Since our appointment as Joint Administrators on Tuesday afternoon, we have been urgently assessing the Companies’ financial position.
"I am pleased to confirm that, having concluded this assessment, we are able to honour gift cards.
"I can also confirm that all money raised by HMV for various charities will be paid in full.
"We recognise that both of these matters have caused concern for individuals and organisations affected and are pleased to have reached a positive outcome.
“We will continue to assess the longer term options for the business whilst continuing to trade. I am hopeful this process will result in the business continuing as a going concern.”
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