Origen Financial Announces Termination of Interest Rate Swap Agreements
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Origen Financial, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ORGN) ("Origen" or the "Company"), a real estate investment trust that manages residual interests in securitized manufactured housing loan portfolios, today announced that the company has terminated certain of its interest rate swap transactions with Citibank N.A. pertaining to three Origen Securitizations: 06A, 07A and 07B. Management evaluated the ongoing risks associated with the swap transactions and recommended to the Board of Directors that Origen terminate the swaps at this time to best preserve value for Origen shareholders. As a result of the termination Origen received payments of $6.75 million, along with the return of $500,000 of deposits. Origen's Board of Directors will review Origen's liquidity needs and determine the best use for these proceeds.
This press release contains various "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Origen intends that such forward-looking statements will be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The words "will," "may," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believes," "intends," "should," "plans," "estimates," "approximate" and similar expressions identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect Origen's current views with respect to future events and financial performance, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the matters discussed in this press release. These risks and uncertainties may cause Origen's actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the foregoing assumptions and those risks referenced under the headings entitled "Factors That May Affect Future Results" or "Risk Factors" contained in Origen's filings. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and Origen expressly disclaims any obligation to provide public updates, revisions or amendments to any forward- looking statements made herein to reflect changes in Origen's expectations or future events.
About Origen Financial, Inc.
Origen is an internally managed and internally advised company that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Origen is based in Southfield, Michigan.
For more information about Origen, please visit http://www.origenfinancial.com.
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