Trustee Giddens Achieves Milestone: Final 100 Percent Distribution to All Former MF Global Inc. Customers Begins April 4, 2014 PR Newswire NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --James W. Giddens, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) liquidation of MF Global Inc. (MFGI), today announced the final, 100 percent distribution to fully satisfy all claims of former MFGI public customers. With this distribution, a total of $6.7 billion will have been returned to over 26,000 securities customers and commodities futures customers. Distributions will commence on Friday, April 4, 2014, and will continue for several weeks. "It gives me great pleasure to say that checks are going in the mail that will make all public customers of MF Global Inc. 100 percent whole," Giddens said. "When MF Global failed more than two years ago, few thought a way could be found to make customers whole. This is the result of Herculean efforts by many professionals, including Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP." The distribution is possible because of a number of innovative steps, including a temporary loan of general estate property and an assignment and subrogation of rights approved by the Honorable Bankruptcy Court Judge Martin Glenn and confirmed on appeal by the Honorable District Court Judge Victor Marrero. As a result of earlier agreements also approved by the Court, it is anticipated that additional funds will be received from MF Global UK, Ltd., which is being administered by Richard Heis at KPMG LLP. Setting the stage for full customer distribution started on October 31, 2011, when the Trustee and his staff began working around the clock to identify customer property through exhaustive investigation and forensic accounting, including tracing the more than $105 billion in transactions made in and out of MFGI in the last week before bankruptcy. Once identified, efforts to marshal customer property often required litigation and complex negotiation. The Trustee is grateful for the guidance of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation and the assistance and cooperation of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The 100 percent customer recovery does not diminish the consequences of the unprecedented customer property segregation failure that led to MFGI's liquidation, including the length of time customers have been without their property. Additional Information oNumber of 4d customers: 24,020 o4d customer property returned: $5.4 billion oNumber of 30.7 customers: 2,047 o30.7 customer property returned: $880 million oNumber of securities customers: 428 oSecurities customer property returned: $376 million The information in this statement does not apply to any other MF Global entity, including separate insolvency proceedings involving the parent company, MF Global Holdings Ltd. SOURCE Office of the Trustee for the Liquidation of MF Global Inc. Contact: Kent Jarrell, 202-230-1833; or Jake Sargent, 202-569-5086; both for MF Global Inc. Trustee
Trustee Giddens Achieves Milestone: Final 100 Percent Distribution to All Former MF Global Inc. Customers Begins April 4, 2014
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