This excerpt taken from the C 10-K filed Feb 28, 2005.
The restructuring of customer annuity liabilities was approved by the Argentine Ministry of Insurance on July 3, 2003. During the 2003 fourth quarter, the Company contributed $55 million of new capital to its Argentine Global Investment Management companies, primarily to fund the voluntary annuity restructuring plan. During 2004, additional capital totaling $184 million was injected principally to meet local regulatory requirements.
The insurance companies in Argentina are included in the announced sale of Travelers Life and Annuity disclosed above which was announced by the Company on January 31, 2005.
The Argentine government launched its $100 billion debt exchange offer on January 14, 2005. The exchange offer is expected to close on February 25, 2005. The Global Investment Management business in Argentina tendered all of its original U.S. dollar bonds (approximately $1.6 billion of AUMs). The Company tendered the defaulted government bonds it held for its own account on February 18, 2005. At this time, any financial impact resulting from the tender is not expected to be significant to the Company.
The Company believes it has a sound basis to bring a claim as a result of various actions of the Argentine government. A recovery on such a claim could serve to reduce the economic loss of the Company in Argentina. However, the amount of any recovery would be affected by the debt exchange described above and by events described on page 11.
Certain of the above statements in this section are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. See "Forward-Looking Statements" on page 73.