Investors in securities sold by GWG Holdings (“GWGH”), including L Bonds, preferred stock, and common stock listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GWGH, may have legal claims, including possible claims if their investment was recommended by a financial advisor who lacked a reasonable basis for the recommendation, or if the nature of the investment was misrepresented by the stockbroker or advisor.
30 days after missing interest and principal payments that were due to be paid to L Bond investors on January 15, 2022, GWGH’s grace period to make the interest and maturity payments before it was officially in an event of default expired as of February 14, 2022.
On February 14, 2022, GWG Holdings, Inc. confirmed in a letter to investors (accessible here GWG Letter) that it will not make monthly interest and maturity payments on its L Bonds, or dividend payments to preferred stockholders until further notice. In addition, GWG holdings has confirmed that it will continue to defer requests for redemptions.
In the letter to investors, GWGH stated as follows regarding its future plans: “We are progressing in our work with financial and legal advisors hired to assist the Company’s Board of Directors and management in identifying and evaluating restructuring alternatives, as well as available options to best conserve and maximize the value of GWGH’s assets for the benefit of our investors and to meet the Company’s financial obligations.” GWGH projected that its restructuring evaluation may take three to four weeks, or longer.
As a result of GWG Holdings, Inc.’s default, L Bond owners are left holding securities that cannot be sold or redeemed, and no longer paying their promised income.
GWGH L Bonds are high-yield life insurance bonds used to finance the purchase of life insurance on the secondary market. Any type of investment in the secondary life insurance market is an extremely risky investment. Further, default on the L Bonds seems to be imminent. According to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), GWG has halted the sale of the L Bonds and failed to issue $10.35 million of interest payments and $3.25 million of principal payments to L Bond investors by the January 15, 2022 due date. If these payments are not made by February 14, 2022, GWG will be in default.
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Investors who wish to discuss a possible claim involving GWGH securities may contact a securities arbitration lawyer at Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C. at (866) 966-9598 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-cost, confidential consultation. Attorneys at the firm are admitted in New York, Wisconsin and various federal courts around the country, and handle cases nationwide (in cooperation with attorneys located in those states if required by applicable rules).
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