Creditex and Markit, in partnership with 14 major credit derivative dealers, today announced the results of a Credit Event Auction that determined a price to facilitate the settlement of credit derivative trades referencing the senior debt of Kaupthing Banki hf.
At 2:00 pm GMT today, the final price for Kaupthing senior debt for the purpose of settling credit derivative transactions was determined to be 6.625%.
The auction was conducted in accordance with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) 2008 Kaupthing CDS Protocol. Creditex and Markit are the official administrators of Credit Event Auctions.
The Credit Event Auction enables market participants to cash settle credit derivative transactions. During a Credit Event Auction, dealers submit orders electronically on the Creditex platform. The auction submissions are delivered to Markit electronically. Markit calculates and verifies the results, and publishes them on www.creditfixings.com.
At 3:45 pm GMT today, the results of an auction to determine the final price for Kaupthing subordinated debt for the purpose of settling credit derivative transactions will be published on www.creditfixings.com.
The Credit Event Auction process was launched in 2005 by Creditex and Markit in collaboration with ISDA and major credit derivative dealers. Auctions have been held to facilitate settlement of credit derivative trades referencing Glitnir Banki hf, Landsbanki Islands hf, Washington Mutual Inc., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Tembec Industries Inc., Quebecor World Inc., Movie Gallery, Collins & Aikman, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Delphi Corporation, Calpine Corporation, Dana Corporation and Dura.