Kodak Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Eastman Kodak Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York early Thursday morning, after the struggling photography icon ran short on cash needed to fund a long-sputtering turnaround.
The storied former blue chip said it had secured $950 million in financing from Citigroup Inc. to help keep it afloat during bankruptcy proceedings. The company also named Dominic Di Napoli, a vice chairman at FTI Consulting Inc., as its chief restructuring officer to help steer the company through bankruptcy court.
Kodak goes from being a pillar of the photographic universe to a footnote. Even Paul Simon can’t help them now. Clearly, they failed to see how profoundly the digital camera would affect the photographic industry.