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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Taylor Bean BK "Imminent"

by Calculated Risk on 8/11/2009 05:23:00 PM

From the WSJ: Bankruptcy Filing Near for Taylor Bean

A bankruptcy filing is "imminent" for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., lawyers representing the mortgage lender said in a federal court filing last week.
Meanwhile, an internal email at Taylor Bean dated Monday, Aug. 10, referred to a new computer folder "to assemble all of our bankruptcy detailed spreadsheets and support."
No surprise.

Nothing new on Colonial Bank (or Corus Bank, or Guaranty Bank in Texas).

CIT created a little stir this morning with an NT 10-Q SEC filing. This was just a notice of CIT being unable to file on time - because the executives are busy - and that CIT expects to file by August 17th (just happens to be the date of the cash tender offer).

CIT reiterated in the NT 10-Q that:
If the tender offer is successfully completed, the Company intends to use the proceeds of the Credit Facility to complete the tender offer and make payment for the August 17 notes. Further, the Company and a Steering Committee of the bond holder lending group do not intend for the Company to seek relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, but rather will pursue restructuring efforts as part of the comprehensive restructuring plan to enhance the Company’s liquidity and capital position. If the pending tender offer is not successfully completed, and the Company is unable to obtain alternative financing, an event of default under the provisions of the Credit Facility would result and the Company could seek relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
emphasis added
That isn't new.

CIT also reiterated that there are substantial doubts that the company will continue as a going concern.
In addition, as disclosed in the same Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company’s funding strategy and liquidity position have been materially adversely affected by on-going stress in the credit markets, operating losses, credit ratings downgrades, and regulatory and cash restrictions such that there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
Also nothing new.