Kodak sells its document business

A file picture shows empty film rolls before recycling at a kodak laboratory in Vitrolles, France. (Gerad Julien, AFP)
A file picture shows empty film rolls before recycling at a kodak laboratory in Vitrolles, France. (Gerad Julien, AFP)

Rochester - Kodak says it has agreed to sell some of its document imaging assets to Brother Industries for about $210m.

Under the deal, Brother also will assume the business' deferred service revenue liability, which totaled about $67m as of 31 Dec.

The document imaging business provides scanners, capture software and related services. Brother makes laser, label and multi-function printers, along with fax machines and sewing machines.

The deal remains subject to bankruptcy court approval along with possible competing bids. Kodak hopes to receive final approval in June.

Kodak says the deal is another key step on its path to emerging from bankruptcy protection.

Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2012. It's said it hopes to emerge from court protection this summer.

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