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(WAMPQ) R series OLD CUSIP 939322814
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Pre Bankruptcy 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0OaEofs-2I
The FDIC decided that $1.888 Billion was a just and fair price for the bank. It is interesting to note that the auction offer presented by the FDIC permitted banks to bid $0.0 for the bank, and also totally disregarded the stockholders and bondholders, as well as other liabilities of the bank. The FDIC required only the administrative costs for the transaction, and held the bank for only a few hours before ownership was transferred to JPMorgan. Washington Mutual Bank was forced to file Chapter 11 the following day. They lost $26 Billion in stock of WAMU (WMB) due to the bank seizure.
The recent declines in the stock market are well known, but few people realize that WaMu may have been the straw that broke the camel's back. This seizure impacted not just Washington Mutual Inc investors, but all types of investments in all US stock markets. Shock waves have cascaded throughout stock markets worldwide. This leads one to question whether Washington Mutual Bank should have been seized that September evening. The sale of WAMU, for a fraction of its worth, was conducted without regard for the bondholders or shareholders of the bank, much less for the effects to the confidence in our stock markets and our government in general.
Purchase and Assumption Agreement: http://www.fdic.gov/about/freedom/Washington_Mutual_P_and_A.pdf
CHAPTER 11 : http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/bankruptcybasics/chapter11.html#reorg
Video on What Happened: revelationsmedia.com/
Series R, Trading as WAMPQ
These can only be converted into common, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Old symbol: WM.PRR, Issued 12-17-2007.
Outstanding: 3,000,000. Liquidation Value: $1,000
Interest Paid: 7.75%
On December 17, 2007, WMI issued 3,000,000 preferred convertible shares, at a price of $1,000, to raise approx $2.9B.
These were paying 7.75% interest.
Washington Mutual Inc. has reorganized to Washington Mutual Holding Inc.
(WITH SHAREHOLDERS INTACT)
WASHINGTON MUTUAL EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY ON 3/19/12
WMI STARTS TRADING UNDER NEW TICKER (WMIH) 3/28/12
OPENED AT .63 CLOSED AT $1.00 HOD $1.10
Here's how old shares relate in value to the new share.
1 WAMUQ = 0.03349842 WMIH
1 WAMKQ = 0.4950146 WMIH
1 WAMPQ = 19.8005825 WMIH
1 WMIH = 29.85215422 WAMUQ
1 WMIH = 2.020142436 WAMKQ
1 WMIH = 0.050503565 WAMPQ
WMIH 8-K Filed 4/16/12