Heart of Midlothian FC chairwoman Ann Budge today released the following statement after receiving the welcome news that the club had officially exited administration.
To Hearts Supporters Everywhere:
By now, you will all have heard and, yes, it's true, we have formally exited administration!
Everyone associated with the club is ecstatic and now we can really begin to move ahead in implementing our plans for the future.
With the greatest respect to Bryan, Trevor, Bob and Duncan from BDO, we are all delighted to see them go! On a serious note, however, we owe them a huge thank-you for putting in the hours to get us out of administration this week, as promised.
So what now?
Well, the first thing is to get season tickets on sale as quickly as possible and the club will be issuing information regarding this tomorrow.
Following this, we will shortly by issuing information on new signings and more pre-season friendlies which, I know, is what all the fans are desperate to hear.
However, for today, let's just celebrate the news!