Flagstar Enters Into Settlement Agreement with MBIA
TROY, Mich., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) ("Flagstar" or the "Company"), the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank has entered into an agreement (the "Settlement Agreement") to settle the previously disclosed lawsuit which was filed by MBIA Insurance Corporation ("MBIA") on January 11, 2013. The lawsuit relates to approximately $1.1 billion of non-agency securitization transactions in 2006 and 2007 involving fixed and adjustable rate second mortgage loans that MBIA insures.
Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, MBIA will terminate its pending lawsuit against Flagstar and in exchange, among other consideration and transaction provisions, Flagstar will pay MBIA $110.0 million. Given the level of its current reserve for pending and threatened litigation, Flagstar does not expect any significant financial impact as a result of the Settlement Agreement.
"Today's announcement represents another major milestone in putting legacy challenges behind us," said Michael Tierney, Flagstar's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We can now focus more time and attention on our national mortgage business and our community banking operations in Michigan."
Flagstar is the holding company for the Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a range of products and services to consumers, businesses, and homeowners. With $13.1 billion in total assets at March 31, 2013, Flagstar is the largest publicly held savings bank headquartered in the Midwest. Flagstar operates 111 banking centers, all of which are located in Michigan and 41 home lending centers located in 19 states, which primarily originate one-to-four family residential first mortgage loans. Originating loans nationwide, Flagstar is one of the leading originators of residential first mortgage loans. For more information, please visit flagstar.com.
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