UBS Investment Bank Enters into Agreement with AIG to Acquire the Commodity Index Business of AIG Financial Products Corp
The Equities business of UBS Investment Bank announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase the commodity index business of AIG Financial Products Corp, including AIG's rights to the DJ-AIG Commodity Index. This commodity index business is comprised of a product platform of commodity index swaps and funded notes based on the benchmark Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index (DJ-AIGCI).
The purchase price for the transaction is $15 million, payable upon closing, and additional payments of up to $135 million over the following 18 months based upon future earnings of the purchased business. The closing is subject to a number of regulatory and other conditions. No assurances can be given that any such conditions will be satisfied.
The transaction is expected to close by May 2009.
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