Citigroup Settles

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), a leading global bank, has agreed to settle a securities class action pending against the company in the S.D.N.Y. The case, which was originally filed in 2008, alleges that Citibank misrepresented its exposure to collaterialized debt obligations. The court preliminarily approved the settlement on August 29, 2012, and has scheduled a hearing for final approval on January 13, 2013.
The settlement is for $590 million, which the company says will be covered by existing legal reserves. It is the third-largest settlement of a credit crisis case, trailing only Wachovia ($627 million) and Countrywide ($624 million). Bloomberg and Reuters have articles on the settlement.

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