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Monday, September 22, 2008

Report: Paulson Agrees on Equity Stake

by Calculated Risk on 9/22/2008 03:14:00 PM

From Bloomberg: Paulson, Lawmakers Agree on Equity Stake for Debt, Frank Says (hat tip Bob_in_MA)

``We got a lot of advice from people in the financial community that they should also be able to take some equity, and we agreed and the secretary has agreed with that,'' Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, told reporters today in Washington.
Update: From the WSJ: Democrats Craft Bailout Plans To Include Compensation Limits
The Bush administration has conceded several changes to its rescue plan for the troubled banking industry, including agreeing to compensation limits for bank chief executives taking part in the plan and the need for more help for homeowners facing foreclosure, a leading House Democrat said Monday.

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Barney Frank said the Treasury also agreed to Democrats' idea that the federal government should receive warrants to take an equity stake in financial firms in exchange for the government purchasing toxic assets from them.
That was quick. I guess another 300+ points down day on the DOW is scaring a few people.