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INTERNATIONAL SWAPS AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION, INC.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release, Monday, June 1, 2009

For More Information, Please Contact:

Deirdre Leahy, ISDA New York, +1 212-901-6021, dleahy@isda.org

Cesaltine Gregorio, ISDA New York, +1 212-901-6019, cgregorio@isda.org

Donna Chan, ISDA Hong Kong, +852 2200 5906, dchan@isda.org 

 

ISDA to Publish Auction Terms for General Motors

 

NEW YORK, Monday, June 1, 2009 – The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced that its Americas Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee resolved that a bankruptcy credit event occurred in respect of General Motors Corporation, one of the world's largest automakers. The Committee also voted to hold an auction for General Motors Corporation.

 

On June 1, General Motors and three domestic subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

ISDA will facilitate the process by publishing the auction terms on its website www.isda.org/credit, in due course. The auction will be administered by Markit and Creditex.

 

About ISDA

ISDA, which represents participants in the privately negotiated derivatives industry, is among the world’s largest global financial trade associations as measured by number of member firms. ISDA was chartered in 1985, and today has over 820 member institutions from 57 countries on six continents. These members include most of the world’s major institutions that deal in privately negotiated derivatives, as well as many of the businesses, governmental entities and other end users that rely on over-the-counter derivatives to manage efficiently the financial market risks inherent in their core economic activities.  Information about ISDA and its activities is available on the Association's web site: www.isda.org.


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