Oct 2 (Reuters) - WeWork Inc on Monday said it had decided to withhold interest payments of about $95 million related to some of its notes, as it tries to improve its capital structure.
The company withheld interest payments of about $37.3 million payable in cash and $57.9 million of payment-in-kind (PIK) notes, each payable on Monday.
The company, backed by SoftBank, has been in turmoil ever since its plans to go public in 2019 imploded as investors worried over its hefty losses and began to doubt its business model of taking long-term leases and renting them for the short term.
Earlier this year, the company raised a "substantial doubt" over its ability to continue operations and conducted a one-for-forty reverse stock split to retain its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Once a start-up darling, the cash-strapped company on Monday said it continued to take actions to implement its strategic plan and was focused on rationalizing its real estate footprint. (Reporting by Shivansh Tiwary in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)