Syncora Guarantee Announces Resolution of GreenPoint Litigation

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syncora Holdings Ltd. ("SHL") today announced that its wholly owned, New York financial guarantee insurance subsidiary, Syncora Guarantee Inc. (“SGI”), together with other parties, has settled a dispute with GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. in relation to the GreenPoint Mortgage Funding Trust 2006-HE1 transaction.   

As a result of this settlement, SGI is expected to receive approximately $335 million in the first quarter of 2018 and up to an additional approximately $15 million over the remainder of the transaction.  As the amount expected to be received by SGI is in excess of the amounts carried primarily as salvage and subrogation recoverable on SHL’s GAAP financial statements, this settlement is expected to increase SHL’s 2017 GAAP net income by approximately $283 million.    

The financial effects of this settlement and other related disclosures will be described in SHL’s year-end 2017 consolidated GAAP financial statements and SGI’s statutory-basis financial statements included in its Annual Statement to be filed with the New York Department of Financial Services in February 2018.      

About Syncora Holdings Ltd.
Syncora Holdings Ltd. (OTC:SYCRF) is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company.  Syncora Guarantee Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Syncora Holdings Ltd.  For additional information, please visit

Scott Beinhacker
Syncora Holdings Ltd.

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