October 14, 2009
MGIC Indemnity Corporation
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
MGIC Investment Corporation
250 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Attn: Curt Culver
Ladies and Gentlemen:
You have requested that Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) approve MGIC Indemnity Corporation, a Wisconsin mortgage guaranty insurance company (MIC), as a direct issuer of mortgage guaranty insurance policies under the Fannie Mae Qualified Mortgage Insurer Approval Requirements in certain states. Effective as of the date hereof, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth below and consistent with the proposal of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, a Wisconsin mortgage guaranty insurance company (MGIC), attached hereto as Exhibit A (the Proposal), Fannie Mae hereby approves MIC as a direct issuer of mortgage guaranty insurance with its own distinct MI code. The conditional approval granted by Fannie Mae herein is subject to, and expressly conditioned upon, the continued compliance by MIC, MGIC and MGIC Investment Corporation (Investment and together with MIC and MGIC, the Companies) with each of the conditions set forth below (the Approval Conditions) as well as Fannie Maes Qualified Mortgage Insurer Approval Requirements, as amended from time to time (the Requirements). In the event that the Requirements or any of the below conditions are not met and maintained, Fannie Mae reserves the right to withdraw this conditional approval and immediately suspend or terminate MGIC or MIC in its sole and absolute discretion.
1. Within seven days of the acceptance of the terms and conditions of this letter by the Companies, MGIC shall make a contribution of cash or other liquid investments of no greater than $200,000,000 to MIC. Following MGICs contribution described in the preceding sentence, Fannie Mae and MGIC may, from time to time, review MGIC and MICs risk to capital ratios to determine if MIC requires additional capital contributions.
While the Approval Conditions are in effect, the decision to make any additional capital contribution, the amount of such contribution, the identity of any assets to be contributed and the fair market value of such assets shall be mutually agreed upon between MGIC and Fannie Mae. MGIC further agrees that upon disposition of any of the assets listed in the letter of even date herewith from Investment to Fannie Mae (the Side Letter), all proceeds from any such disposition shall remain in or be immediately deposited into or contributed to MGIC.
2. The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of the State of Wisconsin (the OCI) shall have granted MGIC a waiver in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes or the Wisconsin Administrative Code, as amended, permitting MGIC to write new mortgage guaranty insurance policies subject to the conditions established by the OCI, which shall not be in conflict with any of the conditions set forth in this conditional approval, notwithstanding that MGICs policyholders position is less than the minimum policyholders position required by the Wisconsin Statutes or the Wisconsin Administrative Code, as amended, for a mortgage guaranty insurer to write new business, which waiver shall remain in full force and effect (the OCI Waiver). Furthermore, MGIC shall request that MICs risk to capital ratio not be restricted beyond the standard minimum policyholder position required by the Wisconsin Statutes or the Wisconsin Administrative Code, as amended.
3. In the event that MGIC anticipates that it shall be prohibited from writing new business in any Subject State (as defined below) for any period of time as a result of MGICs failure to satisfy risk-to-capital ratios or other substantially equivalent minimum capital requirements applicable in such Subject State (collectively Applicable Capital Requirements), MGIC and MIC shall use and Investment shall cause each of MGIC and MIC to use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly obtain a waiver from the applicable insurance regulator for MGIC to continue to write new business in such Subject State, provided that such Subject States applicable insurance statutes or regulations authorize the regulator to grant such a waiver. In the event that within a reasonable period of time necessary to avoid the interruption of business MGIC (i) fails to obtain relief from the Applicable Capital Requirements, or (ii) a waiver of Applicable Capital Requirements (a) includes conditions that differ substantially from the requirements contained in the OCI Waiver and (b) MGIC deems such conditions burdensome, the Companies shall provide prompt written notice to Fannie Mae, which notice shall identify the applicable Subject State and include a reasonably detailed description of the reason MGIC will no longer write new business in such Subject State and a copy of the correspondence with the Subject State denoting either the non waiver or burdensome conditions. As used herein, the term Subject States means Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico and Texas.
4. Fannie Maes approval of MIC as a direct issuer of mortgage guaranty insurance shall be limited to Subject States in which MGIC fails to obtain relief from the Applicable Capital Requirements as described in paragraph 3 above. MIC will insure loans that (i) meet GSE (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Federal Home Loan Bank)
guidelines, (ii) Housing Finance Authority loans and, (iii) jumbo loans that meet GSE guidelines other than those relating to loan amount. In the event that MIC intends to insure loans that do not meet such guidelines, MIC shall provide Fannie Mae thirty (30) days prior, written notice. For the avoidance of doubt, if MGIC is prohibited from writing new business in any state for any reason other than a failure to meet Applicable Capital Requirements, MIC shall not be so approved hereunder with respect to such state. Unless Fannie Mae otherwise agrees in writing, Fannie Maes conditional approval of MIC as a direct issuer of mortgage guaranty insurance shall be automatically revoked with regard to any Subject State sixty (60) days after MGIC is permitted to resume writing new business in such Subject State. Such revocation shall apply to the issuance by MIC of new commitments for mortgage guaranty insurance and shall not affect MICs ability to issue policies for commitments previously issued or to administer insurance policies previously issued in the Subject State.
5. Neither MGIC nor MIC shall take, and Investment shall cause MGIC and MIC not to take, any of the following actions while the Approval Conditions are in effect without the prior written consent of Fannie Mae:
The foregoing Approval Conditions are in addition to any and all applicable requirements imposed by the OCI, the Wisconsin Statutes or the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
6. MGIC and MIC agree to, and Investment shall cause MGIC or MIC to, comply with and be bound by, any changes, amendments or other modifications to the Requirements. It is understood and agreed that if either MGIC or MIC fails to comply with the Requirements, as in effect or hereafter modified or amended, Fannie Mae shall have the same remedies with respect to such failure as Fannie Mae would have had in the absence of this agreement and shall not have any additional remedies in the case of such failure on account of this agreement. Notwithstanding any contrary provision herein, any claim against Investment shall be limited to its obligations arising under this agreement, exclusive of its obligations under this Section 6. During the term of this agreement, the obligation to comply with the Requirements shall not include a requirement that either MGIC or MIC obtain and maintain any external ratings of claims paying ability, which requirement is specifically excluded from this agreement.
7. Nothing in this letter or in any other agreement under which Fannie Mae is entitled to have information maintained in confidence shall restrict disclosure of this letter or its terms by Investment, MGIC or MIC as deemed necessary or appropriate by any such Company to comply with federal securities laws or to effect the transactions, approvals and business operations described in the Proposal.
Unless otherwise earlier revoked, Fannie Maes conditional approval of MIC granted hereby, the Approval Conditions and other terms of this agreement shall terminate on
December 31, 2011. Thereafter, whether MIC will continue to be approved as a direct issuer of mortgage guaranty insurance policies will be determined under the Requirements as then in effect.
Very truly yours,
Confirmed and accepted
as of October 14, 2009.