The J.G. Wentworth Company® Announces $214.1 Million Fixed Rate Asset Backed Securitization
RADNOR, Pa. –March 31, 2015– The J.G. Wentworth Company® (“J.G. Wentworth” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JGW) today announced that it has issued, through J.G. Wentworth XXXIV LLC, $214,111,000 of Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes. The notes will primarily be collateralized by payments from a pool of rights arising under court ordered structured settlement payment purchase contracts, court ordered lottery payment purchase contracts and annuity contracts primarily originated by the J.G. Wentworth and Peachtree Financial Solutions companies.
“This represents the 41st securitization for The J.G. Wentworth Company® and its predecessors, and we are very pleased with the execution,” said John Schwab, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The J.G. Wentworth Company®. “We continue to see consistent interest and demand from institutional investors for both classes of our bonds.”
The issue consists of two classes of placed notes: $193,154,000 Class A Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes that will pay 3.26%, and $20,957,000 Class B Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes that will pay 4.25%. The notes will be rated AAA (DBRS) and Aaa (Moody’s); and BBB (DBRS) and Baa2 (Moody’s), respectively.
“This placement demonstrates the predictability and strength of our financial platform,” said Stewart A. Stockdale, Chief Executive Officer, The J.G. Wentworth Company®. “We believe that our access to the capital markets will serve us well as we expand our product offerings.”
Credit Suisse was the sole structuring advisor and was joined by Barclays as joint book-running manager. Deutsche Bank Securities and Natixis acted as co-managers.
This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State.
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About The J.G Wentworth Company®
J.G. Wentworth focuses on key sectors, including structured settlement payment purchasing, annuity payment purchasing, lottery payment purchasing and pre-settlement funding. Through our two highly recognizable brands, J.G. Wentworth and Peachtree Financial Solutions, we purchase future structured settlement payment streams from our customers.
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Makovsky for The J.G. Wentworth Company®
Michael Goodwin, 212-508-9639