For Immediate Release, Thursday, January 21, 2010

For More Information, Please Contact:

Deirdre Leahy, ISDA New York, +1 212-901-6021,

Donna Chan, ISDA Hong Kong, +852 2200 5906, 


ISDA to Publish Auction Terms for Japan Airlines Corporation


NEW YORK, Thursday, January 21, 2010 – The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) announced today that its Japan Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee resolved that a bankruptcy credit event has occurred in respect of Japan Airlines Corporation (JAL). The Committee also voted to hold an auction for JAL.


The Japan Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee separately voted that a bankruptcy credit event occurred with respect to Japan Airlines International Company Limited but that no auction would be held for CDS referencing this entity. 


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


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