Securities & Exchange Commission v. Platinum Management (NY) LLC, et al.

Platinum Receivership


May 15, 2018

VIA WEB POSTING

TO:
FROM:
RE:
Platinum Partners Investors and Creditors
Melanie L. Cyganowski, as Receiver
Investor & Creditor Forum

I am pleased to announce that I will hold a virtual forum for Platinum Partners Investors and Creditors on June 6, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Eastern. During the forum, I plan to provide an update on the Receivership, including the steps I have taken since the last forum and our plans moving forward. There will also be time for questions.

Instructions for registering and participating in the forum by computer or telephone are provided below. If you would like to submit questions in advance, or have any questions regarding the forum, please direct them to platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com. Those participating by computer will be able to submit questions during the event using the computer service, but those participating by phone will be on mute and will need to send questions through the platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com email address. Finally, please note that we will utilize a court reporter, as well as video, to record the session. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Sincerely,

Melanie L. Cyganowski
Receiver

You are invited to a Platinum Receivership webinar.
When: June 6, 2018 12:00 PM (Eastern Time - US and Canada)

Topic: Investor & Creditor Forum

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DECEMBER 20, 2017 WEBINAR VIDEO – Investor & Creditor Forum


MELANIE L. CYGANOWSKI, RECEIVER c/o Otterbourg P.C. 230 Park Avenue, 30th Floor New York, NY 10169 E-mail: platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com Website: www.PlatinumReceivership.com

MARCH 1, 2018 WEBINAR VIDEO – Investor & Creditor Forum

February 12, 2018

VIA WEB POSTING

RE:
Securities & Exchange Commission v. Platinum Management (NY) LLC, et al.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Case No.: 1:16-cv-06848-BMC

Dear Investors:

I am writing to you as the Receiver of the Platinum entities that are under receivership in the above-referenced case. The purpose of this letter is to provide an update on certain key developments. I recently filed my Second Status Report, which covers the period October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. A copy of this report can be found on the Receiver’s website (www.platinumreceivership.com).

My primary focus continues to be the monetization of Platinum’s investment portfolio. During the last quarter, Platinum received approximately $11.5 million from the sale of its assets. (This is in addition to the approximately $11 million received by the Platinum Receivership from the liquidation of certain assets during the preceding quarter.) The following investments were liquidated during the period October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017:

Moreover, Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc. (“Houlihan Lokey”), which was previously retained by the Receivership to market certain Platinum assets, has worked diligently to prepare for marketing and sale of the Abdala gold tailings project in Brazil and Platinum’s life settlements portfolio, among other assets. In addition, my team continues to work productively with Conway MacKenzie Capital Advisors, LLC (“Conway MacKenzie”), which was retained to market certain assets not being marketed by Houlihan Lokey. In the period ahead, I anticipate the satisfactory completion of several of these firms’ marketing and disposition efforts. As with the sale of other assets, none of these Receivership Assets are being marketed or sold on a “fire sale” basis.

In addition, since the last report, per my request, three additional Platinum entities have been added to the receivership estate: (i) Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Master Fund L.P.; (ii) Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International Ltd; and (iii) Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International (A) Ltd. I do not contemplate adding any additional entities at this time, although I reserve the right to make such a request at a future date.

I will report on my continuing efforts to monetize Receivership Assets by filing periodic reports with the Court and organizing “town hall” style webinar/telephone conferences. The first such webinar took place on December 20, 2017. A video of the town hall meeting has been posted on the Receiver’s website (www.platinumreceivership.com). I have scheduled the next webinar for March 1, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 (ET). Notice of the webinar and how to participate has been posted on the Receiver’s website.

Finally, my team of professionals and Platinum’s Chief Financial Officer continue to work with Deloitte Tax LLP in connection with the preparation of Platinum’s local, state and federal tax returns. K-1s for the year ended December 31, 2016 for the PPCO Fund LLC and the PPCO Fund (TE) LLC were mailed to investors on December 13, 2017 and December 28, 2017, respectively. K-1s for investors in the PPLO (USA) Fund LP are near completion and we anticipate sending Final K-1s for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016 in the next 2 weeks. Completing and filing these tax returns has required more work, as there have not been any PPLO (USA) Fund LP tax returns completed since 2014.

As a reminder, you can send general email inquiries to platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com. Although we monitor and review all emails, it is not practical for us to respond personally to all messages. We will try to update the Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) section on this website as needed to reflect your inquiries and our responses. If you would like to receive copies of certain notices that we sent out by e-mail (in addition to web postings), please provide us with your e-mail address by sending your name and e-mail to platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.


Sincerely,

Melanie L. Cyganowski
Receiver



February 6, 2018

VIA WEB POSTING

TO:
FROM:
RE:
Platinum Partners Investors and Creditors
Melanie L. Cyganowski, as Receiver
Investor & Creditor Forum

I am pleased to announce that I will hold a virtual forum for Platinum Partners Investors and Creditors on March 1, 2018 from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. Eastern. During the forum, I plan to provide an update on the Receivership, including the steps I have taken since the last forum and our plans moving forward. There will also be time for questions.

Instructions for registering and participating in the forum by computer or telephone are provided below. If you would like to submit questions in advance, or have any questions regarding the forum, please direct them to platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com. Those participating by computer will be able to submit questions during the event using the computer service, but those participating by phone will be on mute and will need to send questions through the platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com email address. Finally, please note that we will utilize a court reporter, as well as video, to record the session. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Sincerely,

Melanie L. Cyganowski
Receiver

You are invited to a Platinum Receivership webinar.
When: Mar 1, 2018 12:30 PM (Eastern Time - US and Canada)

Topic: Investor & Creditor Forum 2

BY COMPUTER:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/876909437

Please note: You must first download “Zoom” webinar software. Simply google “zoom.us” to download this free software.

BY IPHONE ONE-TAP:

Dialing in from the United States: +1 646 876 9923 -OR- +1 669 900 6833

BY TELEPHONE:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 876 909 437
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International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=41nGVvyfJteFUk6beTnoLAncvOOs-wT4


DECEMBER 20, 2017 WEBINAR VIDEO – Investor & Creditor Forum


Key Documents

Learn more about the Settlement by downloading the documents below.

Protocols for Parties in Interest to Be Heard on Receiver Motions

Case Information

RECEIVERSHIP ENTITIES
Platinum Credit Management, L.P.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Master Fund L.P.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund (TE) LLC
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund LLC
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunity Fund (BL) LLC
Platinum Liquid Opportunity Management (NY) LLC
Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Fund (USA) L.P.
Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Master Fund L.P.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International Ltd.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International (A) Ltd.

CASE NUMBER
1:16-cv-6848 (BMC)(VMS)

COURT
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

JUDGE
Judge Brian M. Cogan

DATE FILED
December 19, 2016

LEGAL COUNSEL TO RECEIVER
Otterbourg P.C.
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-661-9100
Fax: 212-682-6104
Attention: Adam C. Silverstein
Erik B. Weinick

FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO RECEIVER
Goldin Associates LLC
350 Fifth Avenue
The Empire State Building
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-593-2255
Fax: 212-888-2841
Attention: Marc Kirschner
William Edwards

RELATED CASES
1:16-cr-00640-BMC USA v. Nordlicht et al
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-1 Mark Nordlicht
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-2 David Levy
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-3 Uri Landesman
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-4 Joseph Sanfilippo
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-5 Joseph Mann
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-6 Daniel Small
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-7 Jeffrey Shulse

Docket Items for the above cases can be located at the PACER portal for the Eastern District of New York, located here.

Purchasing Platinum Assets

The Receiver continues to work diligently to monetize Platinum’s assets for the benefit of the Receivership Estate. She has retained Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc. and Conway MacKenzie Capital Advisors, LLC to assist with these monetization efforts. Below, please find brief descriptions of certain Platinum assets which are, or soon may be, marketed for sale.

If you would like further information regarding any of the listed assets, please send a message so indicating to the following address: platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com. A member of the Receivership Team will respond to your inquiry as soon as practicable.

Abdala Tailings Project

Platinum maintains an interest in a gold tailings dam located near Cuiaba, Brazil.

Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels, LLC

Platinum maintains an interest in an ethanol plant located in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.

Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc.

Platinum maintains an interest in an oil and gas company with assets in the San Joaquin Valley in California and in Montcalm County, Michigan.

Desert Hawk Gold Corp.

Platinum maintains an interest in a gold mine located in Gold Hill, Utah.

LC Energy Holdings, LLC

Platinum maintains an interest in Goldstar Coal Mine in Green County, Indiana.

Life Settlements Portfolio

Platinum maintains an interest in a portfolio of life settlement investments.