AmBase Corporation News Release

GREENWICH, Conn., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As previously reported by AmBase Corporation ("AmBase" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: ABCP), on December 29, 2011, the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), on behalf of the United States of America, filed a Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from the judgment in No. 93-531C, entered on August 31, 2011, including (but not limited to):  (1) the published opinion and order in No. 93-531, entered on August 31, 2011; (2) the order denying the motion for reconsideration in No. 93-531, entered on October 31, 2011 with regard to the Company's Supervisory Goodwill case.  

On March 8, 2012, the DOJ, on behalf of the United States of America, filed a motion to extend the deadline for filing its initial appellate brief, which is due to expire on March 19, 2012 to May 18, 2012. Preliminary discussions between representatives of the Company and of the DOJ regarding a possible settlement of the Supervisory Goodwill legal proceedings have taken place in recent months.  In light of those discussions, the Company does not intend to contest the DOJ's motion.

Settlement discussions may not progress, and may be discontinued or continued, at any time or from time to time. The outcome of any settlement discussions cannot be predicted. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update, in its public filings with the Commission, or via other forms of public dissemination, the status or progress of any informal or formal settlement discussions with respect to the Supervisory Goodwill legal proceedings, and no inference regarding the status of any such settlement proceedings should be drawn from the absence or frequency of any such updates.

The Company, with its outside advisors, will continue to take appropriate steps on behalf of AmBase's interests.  The Company can give no assurances regarding the ultimate outcome of the Supervisory Goodwill legal proceedings, the total amount of any award or when it might be received.

SOURCE AmBase Corporation



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