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Notice of Creditors’ Meeting on the Moratorium of Landsbanki Íslands hf.

A ruling by the Reykjavík District Court, pronounced on 27 November 2009, authorised the extension of the moratorium granted to Landsbanki Íslands hf., Reg. No. 540291-2259, Austurstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, which was originally granted on 5 December 2008, to 10:00 am on 26 August 2010.

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Creditors Meeting May 2010

A meeting of creditors of Landsbanki Íslands hf. was held on Thursday, 27 May 2010, in Reykjavík. The Resolution Committee presented a summary of LBI's financial position and the Winding-up Board gave an account of decisions on recognising claims.

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An agreement reached between third parties regarding Landsbanki Luxembourg

The Central Bank of Iceland, Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL) and the liquidator of Landsbanki Luxembourg have signed an agreement to purchase 98% of the outstanding bonds in Avens B.V.

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Announcement from LBI on Amsterdam Branch

Landsbanki Íslands hf. takes over administration of the bank's assets in the Netherlands

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Announcement from LBI on Nordic Partners

Landsbanki Íslands hf. (LBI) is in the process of appropriating the entire asset portfolio of Nordic Partners.

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Creditors Meeting February 2010

Detailed information

The accompanying documentation, that is published on our homepage under Creditor´s meetings, includes substantially more information on the activities and financial affairs of Landsbanki Íslands hf. (LBI) than have been previously available, together with a more detailed analysis of them. In providing this, the bank aims to respond to requests for increased information disclosure and transparency in the work of Resolution Committees and Winding-up Boards.

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Updated list of claims

Creditors of Landsbanki Íslands hf. are advised that an updated list of claims lodged against the bank has been published on a restricted area of LBI's website.

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Joint press release by the Ministry of Finance and the Resolution Committee

The Icelandic government, the Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Ísland and new Landsbankinn (NBI) have signed a final agreement on the settlement of assets and liabilities following the division of Landsbanki Íslands into old and new banks, following its collapse in October 2009.

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Permission for an extension of a moratorium granted

COURT RULING of the District Court of Reykjavik 27 November 2009 in case no. J-7/2008:

Request of Landsbanki Íslands for an extension of a declaration of a moratorium with a submission that was submitted for consideration during a session of the court on the 26 of this month, the Landsbanki Íslands made a request for an extension of its permission for a moratorium to be extended for six months, cf. authorization in par. 3 of Article 98 in Act no. 161/2002, cf. Article 2 in Act no. 129/2008, cf. provisional clauses IV and V in Act no. 161/2002, cf. Act no. 44/2009.

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Time limit to lodge a claim has expired

On 30 April 2009 the Winding-up Board of Landsbanki Íslands hf. invited all parties considering themselves as creditors of the bank to submit their claims within six months. That time limit expired on 30 October 2009.

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Heads of terms executed between the Ministry of finance and the Resolution Committee

The Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Íslands hf. is pleased to announce that agreements have been reached on the value of and payment for those assets transferred from Landsbanki to NBI hf.

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Act on state guarantee

A Bill regarding authorisation for the Minister of Finance, to issue a State guarantee of the loans granted by the governments of the UK and the Netherlands to the Depositors and Investors Guarantee Fund of Iceland, was passed as law by the Parliament of Iceland on the 28th of August 2009.

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No disagreement exist between LBI and Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson

In response to reports in the media of dealings between the Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Íslands hf. and Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson, the Resolution Committee would like to make it clear that no disagreement exists with Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson and/or Ingibjörg Stefanía Pálmadóttir concerning their previous commitments to the bank. In recent months, the parties have worked jointly on upgrading collateral already held by the bank. Mortgaging of the property Hverfisgata 8-10 was concluded in order to better guarantee repayment of loans connected to the parties.

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Investigation on activities and financial matters

The Winding-up Board and Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Íslands hf. have, through legal counsel, engaged Deloitte in London to carry out an investigation of the bank's activities and financial matters.

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Lárus Finnbogason resigns from the Resolution Committee of LBI

Lárus Finnbogason has resigned from the Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Íslands hf. at his own request, after serving as Chairman of the Resolution Committee for almost nine months.

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Activities and Current Situation of Landsbanki Íslands hf.

The Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Íslands hf. has updated its assessment, presented in February this year, of the bank's assets as of the end of April 2009.

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The British Parliament passed the Statutory Instrument Landsbanki Freezing (Revocation) Order 2009

The Landsbanki Resolution Committee notes the decision to lift the Freezing Order which was imposed in October 2008 on the UK assets of Landsbanki.

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Handling of Claims against Landsbanki Íslands hf.

1. The entry into force of Act No. 44/2009, amending Act No. 161/2002, on Financial Undertakings, as subsequently amended, makes it possible to begin the process of lodging claims against Landsbanki Íslands hf.

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Moody's downgrades Landsbanki Íslands hf. and will withdraw ratings

Moody's yesterday downgraded Landsbanki Íslands long-term deposit rating to C from Caa1 and its senior debt ratings to C from Caa2. Moody's also announced that they will withdraw the ratings within the next few days.

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Moratorium extended until 26 November

The District Court of Reykjavík today agreed to a motion by the Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Íslands hf. to extend the company's moratorium by nine months, or until 26 November 2009. No creditor objected to the extension request when the case was brought before the Court.

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