Dexia in Sale of FSA

November 21, 2008

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Dexia in the proposed sale of its monoline insurance subsidiary Financial Security Assurance Inc. (excluding its Financial Products division) to Assured Guaranty, and in other transactions related to the sale.

The sale of FSA is another step in a series of measures intended to stabilize and refocus Dexia, which has been hit hard by the current financial crisis. Those measures include the €6.4 billion recapitalization of early October and the sovereign guarantees of institutional and interbank financings announced on October 9. Cleary Gottlieb represented Dexia in these transactions.