Rehabilitation Court Rules on Ambac Supplemental Payments
NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambac Assurance Corporation
("Ambac") announced that the Circuit Court for Dane County, Wisconsin has
today issued an order (the "Order") granting approval of the motion filed on
July 11, 2013 by the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, acting as the
Rehabilitator of the Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance (the "Segregated
Account") to permit the Segregated Account to make cash payments in excess of
25% of permitted policy claims on certain policies ("Supplemental Payments").
The purpose of making such Supplemental Payments is to maximize the cash
reimbursements available to the Segregated Account, which will preserve its
claims paying resources and benefit all Segregated Account policyholders.
The Order authorizes the payment of Supplemental Payments on 14 RMBS policies
and certain other policies identified from time to time, where, absent such
Supplemental Payments, cash flow that would have been available to reimburse
Ambac had it paid policy claims in full is being diverted to uninsured holders
who would not have received such cash flow if claims had been paid in
full.The Order permits the Segregated Account to make Supplemental Payments,
on a case by case basis, in respect of all or a portion of any outstanding
unpaid permitted policy claim, in one lump sum or in varying proportions.
Ambac currently anticipates that the Segregated Account will begin making
Supplemental Payments on certain policies in August 2013.Details of the
Supplemental Payments to be paid by the Segregated Account in any calendar
month will be published on or around the 10^th day of each such month in the
"Investor Relations" section of Ambac's corporate website at www.ambac.com.
Ambac Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in New York City, is a holding
company whose subsidiaries, including its principal operating subsidiary,
Ambac Assurance Corporation ("Ambac Assurance"), Everspan Financial Guarantee
Corporation, and Ambac Assurance UK Limited, provided financial guarantees and
other financial services to clients in both the public and private sectors
globally.Ambac Assurance, including the Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance
(in rehabilitation), is a guarantor of public finance and structured finance
obligations.Ambac Financial Group, Inc. is also exploring opportunities
involving the development or acquisition of new financial services
businesses.Ambac Financial Group Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ
Global Select Market (Nasdaq:AMBC).
CONTACT: Michael Fitzgerald
Ambac Financial Group, Inc.
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