Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
Set forth below is list of certain residential mortgage-backed securities (the
"RMBS Securities") that are insured by Ambac Assurance Corporation ("AAC") where
AAC is conducting a review of loans underlying such RMBS Securities. Such review
includes forensic analyses of loan origination files and process and a
re-underwriting of loans to determine whether there were breaches of
representations and warranties made by the sponsors of such securities at the
time such securities were issued. AAC believes, based on its review, that the
sponsors of these securities are obligated to pay sums, which may in certain
cases be material, to the issuers of some or all of the RMBS Securities listed
below and/or to AAC in respect of such breaches of representations and
warranties. AAC believes, based on its review and internal calculations, that
any recoveries will vary from security to security.
AAC's review with respect to the RMBS Securities listed below is ongoing, and
AAC may expand its review from time to time. There can be no assurance as to the
outcome of these efforts.
Bear Stearns Mortgage Funding Trust 2006-AR4, Class A-2
Countrywide Revolving Home Equity Loan Trust 2004-D
Countrywide Revolving Home Equity Loan Trust 2004-G
Countrywide Revolving Home Equity Loan Trust 2004-J
Countrywide Revolving Home Equity Loan Trust 2004-S
DSLA Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-AR2
Greenpoint Mortgage Funding Trust 2005-AR5
Greenpoint Mortgage Funding Trust 2005-HE3
Greenpoint Mortgage Funding Trust 2006-AR2
Structured Asset Mortgage Investment Trust, Series 2006-AR8
In addition, AAC has initiated litigation with respect to a number of other RMBS
securities and may from time to time file further RMBS securities litigation.
RMBS securities litigation complaints are, or will be when filed, posted on
AAC's website at www.ambac.com under "Legal Proceedings". There can be no
assurance of the outcome of any such litigation.
Additional information regarding our review and our aggregate estimated
recoveries with respect to certain securities (including the securities listed
above) can be found in Ambac Financial Group Inc.'s Form 10-K for the period
ended December 31, 2011, filed on March 22, 2012, under "RMBS Representation and
Warranty Subrogation Recoveries."
The information in Item 7.01 of this report is being furnished, not filed,
pursuant to Regulation FD. Accordingly, the information in Item 7.01 of this
report will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement
filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, unless
specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference. The
furnishing of the information in this report is not intended to, and does not,
constitute a determination or admission by the Company, that the information in
this report is material or complete or that investors should consider this
information before making an investment decision with respect to any security of
the Company or any of its affiliates.
Certain statements in this document and the exhibits are "forward looking
statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.
These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject
to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ
materially from those included in these statements due to a variety of factors.
More information about these factors is contained in Ambac's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.