This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
Vacation Ownership Securitization Program
In connection with our vacation ownership business, Fairfield, Trendwest and their respective subsidiaries provide financing to purchasers of vacation ownership interests. A significant portion of the funding for such financing is provided through the sale of the vacation ownership loans and related assets into a securitization program.
Under the securitization program, each of our consumer financing subsidiary, an affiliate of Fairfield Resorts, Inc. to which Fairfield assigns loans that it originates, and Trendwest Resorts, each of which is referred to as a Seller and together as the Sellers, has entered into a loan purchase agreement with Sierra Deposit Company, LLC, a special purpose, wholly-owned subsidiary of our consumer financing subsidiary.
Generally, loans purchased from the Sellers by Sierra Deposit Company are sold into a facility funded by the issuance of variable funding notes to a group of commercial paper conduits. From time to time, Sierra Deposit Company creates a new special purpose entity to issue a new series of term notes. The proceeds of the term notes are used, indirectly, to pay amounts owing on the variable funding notes, resulting in the release of loans which are then sold to the new special purpose entity and used to secure and pay the new series of term notes.
With respect to each outstanding series of notes, our consumer financing subsidiary acts as the servicer of the loans.
With respect to each outstanding series of notes, Cendant Corporation has provided a performance guarantee guarantying the performance by the Sellers of their obligations under the loan purchase agreements and the servicers performance under the note indentures. Effective as of the date of our separation from Cendant, the performance guarantee provided by Cendant with respect to the variable funding notes will be replaced by a performance guarantee provided by Wyndham Worldwide. For each outstanding series of term notes, Wyndham Worldwide has provided to the trustee an additional performance guarantee, and the trustee will be instructed to look first to the performance guarantee provided by Wyndham Worldwide before seeking to enforce the performance guarantee provided by Cendant.
Currently, there are five outstanding series of notes payable from vacation ownership loans sold by Sierra Deposit Company. As of March 31, 2006, approximately $1,167 million was outstanding under these programs, which was secured by $1,556 million in assets.
On July 11, 2006, we closed an additional series of notes payable from vacation ownership loans as a single class in the initial principal amount of $550 million. The payment of principal and interest on these notes is insured under the terms of a financial guaranty insurance policy. Approximately $500 million of the proceeds from these notes was used to reduce the principal and interest outstanding under the Series 2002-1 variable funding notes referenced above and the remaining proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.