PRIMUS

Primus Liquidators Update

 May 18, 2017

Contingent upon the following, the Liquidator estimates that the issuance of a final distribution and the dissolution of Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (PGL) will be by end of September. Currently, matters pending in PGL’s liquidation are as follows— (a) Regarding the CDS Antitrust Settlement matter, the award payments of $106,798.10 and $124,893.46 have been received since the 9 January press release. The Settlement’s website indicates, however, that the possibility of a second payout may occur in the second quarter of 2017, which the Liquidator reckons could be by end of June. (b) The Liquidator and his team are still working to dispose of Primus Asset Management’s (PAM) position on its CLO investment. Unfortunately, after several exchanges of correspondence, the entity who initially had indicated interest in purchasing the investment did not come through with a formal offer. Since that time, the Liquidator and his team have been coordinating with the manager of the CLO to find another qualified institutional buyer (QIB) and/or to explore the possibility if the CLO would itself be willing to purchase PAM’s position. The Liquidator is aiming to have the CLO investment disposed of by the time the second payout from the CDS Settlement is released, which is anticipated to be by the end of June as mentioned. (c) Should the above materialize, the Liquidator could thereafter commence the dissolution of PGL’s subs (i.e., PAM and Primus Financial Products LLP) in July in the States of New York and Delaware, wherein each will entail final tax reporting with the IRS. Subject to both of the States’ statutory processes and timelines re the entities’ dissolution, the Liquidator estimates a final distribution to shareholders by end of September.

PRIMUS TAX INFORMATION (PFIC) IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITS WEB SITE

 April 11, 2017

Primus Guaranty, Ltd. has posted the 2016 PFIC tax statement to its web site. The statement can be found under the "Tax" tab.

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Update January 9th 2017

 Jan 9, 2017

The Liquidator of Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (the “Company”) has received notice dated December 29, 2016 from the Administrator of the Credit Default Swaps (CDS) Antitrust Settlement (the “Settlement”) that the Company’s subsidiaries, Primus Financial Products LLC and PFP Eagle LLC (the “Subsidiaries”), have been awarded pro rata payments from the Settlement in the amounts of $106,798.10 and $124,893.46, respectively, pursuant to the Plan of Distribution In Re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation Settlements (Case No. 13-MD-2476-DLC) which was approved by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 18, 2016. Whilst the Administrator disclosed that payments were made to all eligible Class Members on December 28, 2016, the funds are yet to be received as of the date of this press release. The payments are approximately 10.21% of each of Primus Financial Products LLC and PFP Eagle LLC’s claims.

Based on information from the Settlement’s website at www.cdsantitrustsettlement.com, the total amount for this distribution was $1.48-billion and that a portion of the funds was set aside as a reserve to cover Class Member appeals in the challenge process; the amount of the reserve was $120-million plus interest earned on the Settlement funds. The notice disclosed that the Subsidiaries will be entitled to a payment from such reserve, which will likely be made in the second quarter of 2017, if funds are available after all remaining appeals are resolved. If the entire $120-million will be distributed, the Liquidator anticipates that the second and final distribution to the Subsidiaries will be no more than approximately $18,000 in total. The Liquidator will continue to coordinate with the Administrator of the Settlement regarding the impending receipt of the award payments as well as its prospects of a second and final distribution.

PRIMUS TAX INFORMATION (PFIC) IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITS WEB SITE

 March 31, 2016

Primus Guaranty, Ltd. has posted the 2015 PFIC tax statement to its web site. The statement can be found under the "Tax" tab.

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