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LIQUIDATING TRUST FINAL REPORTS AND TERMINATION
ATTENTION: BENEFICIARIES OF THE DBSI LIQUIDATING TRUSTS

On August 31, 2017, the Trustee for the DBSI Liquidating Trust and the DBSI Real Estate Liquidating Trust (the “Liquidating Trusts”) filed Final Reports for the Liquidating Trusts. Along with the Final Reports, the Trustee filed a Motion seeking (a) approval for the Final Reports, (b) authorization to terminate the Liquidating Trusts, and (c) certain related relief. (The Final Reports are attached as Exhibits 1 and 2 to the Motion.)

As explained in the Final Reports, the Trustee has completed the liquidation of all non-litigation assets of the Liquidating Trusts. The only remaining assets held by the Liquidating Trusts are beneficial interests in the Private Actions Trust and the Estate Litigation Trust.

The Trustee has determined that the Liquidating Trusts are unlikely to receive any further distribution on account of their interests in the Private Actions Trust, and that any further meaningful distribution on account of the Liquidating Trusts’ interests in the Estate Litigation Trust is not likely to be made until 2018 at the earliest.

Accordingly, the Trustee determined that it would be most efficient and economical to (i) make a Final Distribution to each of the Liquidating Trusts in the Spring of 2017*, (ii) file the Final Reports in order to terminate the Liquidating Trusts prior to the end of 2017, (iii) abandon the Liquidating Trusts’ interests in the Private Actions Trust, and (iv) disburse the Liquidating Trusts’ interest in the Estate Litigation Trust directly to the creditor beneficiaries of the Liquidating Trusts in conjunction with the termination of the Trust, such that any future funds available for distribution from the Estate Litigation Trust would be disbursed directly to the underlying creditor beneficiaries.**

On September 18, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order (the “Termination Order”) granting the Motion, approving the Final Report and terminating the Liquidating Trusts.


* In September 2017, the DBSI Liquidating Trust mailed the FINAL distribution to certain creditors whose distributions from the DBSI Liquidating Trust previously had been reserved (either because the total amount of some or all interim distributions was less than $100 or for various other reasons).

** Schedule 12 creditors who received a Limited Beneficial Interest in the DBSI Real Estate Liquidating Trust will continue to have the right to share in 60% of the distributable proceeds from the Estate Litigation Trust on a pro rata basis with all of the other DBSI Real Estate Liquidating Trust beneficiaries.


Therefore, the distributions made by the Liquidating Trusts in 2017 are the FINAL distributions from the Liquidation Trust*.

Pursuant to the Termination Order, the Trustee has transferred the beneficial interests in the Estate Litigation Trust previously held by the Liquidating Trusts directly to the Liquidating Trust beneficiaries on a pro rata basis.  This means that any future funds available for distribution from the Estate Litigation Trust will be disbursed directly to the beneficiaries and schedule 12 Creditors of the Liquidating Trusts on a pro rata basis.  Currently, the Estate Litigation Trust has been extended, subject to further extensions, by order of the Bankruptcy Court through October 29, 2018.  Due to the uncertainties of litigation, it is not possible to predict the timing, amount or certainty of any distribution from the Estate Litigation Trust.

The Trustee mailed 2017 tax letters to the beneficiaries and Schedule 12 creditors of the Liquidating Trusts at the end of December 2017.   The 2017 tax letters from the Liquidating Trusts are the FINAL tax letters for the Liquidating Trusts.

Please note: Tax reporting from the Estate Litigation Trust previously went to the Liquidating Trusts, which then passed it on to the beneficiaries and Schedule 12 creditors via the Liquidating Trusts’ tax letters.  Now that the Liquidating Trusts have terminated, tax reporting from the Estate Litigation Trust for 2018 (and beyond) will be made directly to the beneficiaries and Schedule 12 creditors of the Liquidating Trusts.  A beneficiary or creditor will only receive one tax letter per year for each interest that it holds—a 2017 tax letter will be issued by the applicable Liquidating Trust, and a tax letter for 2018 (and beyond) will be issued by the Estate Litigation Trust.

Please also note: On November 14, 2017 the Bankruptcy Court entered an order terminating the Private Actions Trust.  No further distributions will be made from Private Actions Trust. The FAQ section of this website will be updated periodically with further information as it becomes available.

The Trustee and his professional staff thank you for your patience throughout this process.



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