Friday, March 9, 2012

ISDA Determines Greek Restructuring Credit Event Has Occurred

Shockingly, the ISDA has just declared the Greek event a default!

  • ISDA Member banks vote unanimously (15-0) that Greek restructuring credit event has occurred
  • Auction on outstanding CDS transactions to be held March 19th
Full Statement:
In light of today’s EMEA Determinations Committee (the EMEA DC) unanimous decision in respect of the
potential Credit Event question relating to The Hellenic Republic (DC Issue 2012030901), the EMEA DC
has agreed to publish the following statement:
The EMEA DC resolved that a Restructuring Credit Event has occurred under Section 4.7 of the ISDA
2003 Credit Derivatives Definitions (as amended by the July 2009 Supplement) (the 2003 Definitions)
following the exercise by The Hellenic Republic of collective action clauses to amend the terms of Greek
law governed bonds issued by The Hellenic Republic (the Affected Bonds) such that the right of all
holders of the Affected Bonds to receive payments has been reduced.
The EMEA DC has resolved to hold an auction with respect to the settlement of standard credit default
swaps for which The Hellenic Republic is the reference entity. To maximise the range of obligations that
market participants may deliver in settlement of any such credit default swaps, the EMEA DC has agreed
to run an expedited auction process such that the auction itself will take place on March 19, 2012. In
light of this expedited auction process, market participants should submit any obligations that they
would like to include on the list of deliverable obligations to ISDA as soon as possible.

EMEA Determinations Committee Decision 09032012