J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers Inc. Trustee reach agreement on return of customer assets
Agreement will have no material financial impact on JPMorgan Chase
New York - JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced that it has reached an agreement with the Lehman Brothers Inc. (LBI) Trustee to return more than $800 million in Lehman customer assets to the LBI Estate for distribution to its customer claimants. The agreement will have no material financial impact on JPMorgan Chase.
JPMorgan worked closely with the Trustee and voluntarily provided significant assistance to the Trustee. The predominant source of the returned assets will be from cash and securities from LBI accounts that JPMorgan had set aside and held pending a resolution with the Trustee.
The Trustee said today: “JPMorgan’s constructive approach in resolving this matter is consistent with JPMorgan’s spirit, and course, of cooperation in addressing issues implicating claims to customer property.”
The agreement is subject to the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York.
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