TORONTO: On November 10, 2009, the Calculation Agent for Global DiSCS Trust 2004-1 (the “Trust”) notified the Trust of a Credit Event in respect of CIT Group Inc. (the “Company”). The Trust’s unitholders have an exposure to the Company of 0.50% of the Reference Portfolio. The Calculation Agent will carry out the valuation process in accordance with the terms of the Trust’s Declaration of Trust and this process should be completed on or about February 10, 2010.
The Trust units benefit from the protection of a synthetic first-loss tranche currently equal to 2.456% of the Reference Portfolio. The initial 4.10% first-loss tranche was reduced as a result of the Credit Events involving Delphi Corporation, Quebecor World Inc., Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, The Rouse Company, Idearc Inc. and General Motors Corporation.
Unitholders’ entitlement to receive $25.00 per Trust unit on December 20, 2009 (the “Maturity Date”) and quarterly distributions of $0.325 per unit will not be directly affected by this Credit Event. However, if the future Cumulative Net Loss Amount resulting from Credit Events exceeds the remaining first-loss tranche, the Trust’s unitholders will receive less than the original subscription price of $25.00 per Trust unit upon the Maturity Date.
Trading information: The Trust units are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DST.UN. The latest published net asset value of the Trust, as of November 10, 2009, was $24.40 per unit.
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