Perhaps "Deferred" was the wrong word. Maybe suspended? Several years back they missed 4 payments, then I got a check for 30+K, which was nice.
Earlier this year I inquired about the most recent "non payments" for 3 quarters in a row and got a nice letter from IR saying they had not yet decided when they would resume with back payments.
They resumed but not with the missed payments.
I too am a long with a cost basis of $3.52. One of the best investments I ever made.