When I write mea culpas, which doesn't happen often, I hate for them to be overshadowed. You know how it is. I want people to pay attention to the fact that I am saying sorry, but everyone will be focused on the special deal I've put on the table, wherein investors can elect to pay a performance fee on any gains made after 1/02/09 (even if we haven't hit the high watermark), which is pretty generous, considering we closed down near 30 percent. Anywho, that's why I put all that jazz in a separate letter, the news of which HFAbroke today. Full deal after the jump
January 22, 2009
Re: Option to Modify Investment Terms
We always welcome, and appreciate, your thoughts and comments. Consequently, at the
suggestion of some of our investors, we are offering the following two options: First, we will allow you to modify your election with respect to the percentage of your interest in the Fund that can be allocated to Special Situation Investments. Second, we will allow you to adopt a "modified high water mark" for the calculation of incentive fees, whereby a reduced incentive fee (10%) would be paid as your losses are recovered but 250% of the actual losses must be recovered before the incentive fee rate reverts back to 20%. Please consider these options in light of your individual investment goals.
Special Situation Investments: You may elect to change your allocation of future Special Situation Investments (excluding unfunded commitments on existing sidepockets) from the current election to a maximum of 0%, 15% or 30% of the net asset value of your shares. New elections will take effect as of March 1, 2009. Please submit your election in the form attached as Exhibit A no later than 5pm EST Thursday, February 5, 2009.
Incentive Fees (Modified High Water Mark): In lieu of maintaining your existing incentive
fee terms (including the ability to carry forward losses for one year), you may convert
your shares to a series of a class that pays an annual incentive fee (an "Incentive Fee"),
calculated from January 1, 2009, equal, initially, to 10% of the net realized and net
unrealized appreciation in the adjusted net asset value of the series above its prior high
net asset value. The Incentive Fee would remain at the 10% rate until the series recovers
two and one-half times the amount by which it depreciated in the fiscal year 2008.
Thereafter, the Incentive Fee switches back to the full 20% Incentive Fee. If the net
asset value depreciates in the future, the Investment Manager will again earn a 10%
Incentive Fee as the losses are recovered, rather than a 20% rate. Two and one-half
times the amount of the losses will have to be recovered before the Incentive Fee rate
switches back to 20%.
Shares purchased in the future by a shareholder making this election will comprise a
new series. If the series suffers losses, an Incentive Fee will be earned at the 10% rate
until two and one-half times the amount of the losses is recovered. The modified Incentive Fee calculation will be described in detail in a revised Explanatory Memorandum, which will be distributed to interested shareholders.
In the event you are interested in electing the Incentive Fee (Modified High Water Mark)
option described above, please contact Investor Relations at [redacted] no later than 5pm EST Thursday, January 29, 2009. No changes will be made to your existing investment terms unless you complete the appropriate documentation by Thursday, February 5, 2009. The Investment Manager will disregard any election received after 5pm EST Thursday, February 5, 2009.
We are pleased to offer existing and new shareholders the opportunity to purchase
additional shares in the Fund as of March 1, 2009, on the same terms and conditions
currently available. Shareholders may elect, with respect to newly purchased shares (i) to
participate in future Special Situation Investments up to a maximum of 0%, 15% or 30% of
the net asset value of such shareholder's new shares and (ii) to pay an Incentive Fee on the basis described above. We will provide interested investors with subscription documents for the new shares upon request.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact [redacted] or [redacted]
This letter is confidential and intended solely for the use of shareholders in connection with
their investment in the Fund. This letter and its contents may not be shared with any other
person except your legal counsel and accountants without the prior written permission of
Investment Manager. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, each shareholder
(and each employee, representative or other agent of such shareholder) may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of (i) the Fund and (ii) any of the Fund's transactions, and all materials of any kind (including
opinions or other tax analyses) that are provided to such investor relating to such tax
treatment and tax structure.
SPECIAL SITUATION INVESTMENT ELECTION FORM
The undersigned shareholder of Perry Partners International, Inc. (the "Fund") acknowledges that it has received and reviewed the letter from the Fund dated January 22, 2009 indicating that each shareholder may elect to change its allocation of future investments that are illiquid and lack a readily ascertainable market value ("Special Situation Investments") from its current allocation election to a maximum of 0%, 15% or 30% of the net asset value of such shareholder's shares. This does not apply to unfunded commitments on existing Special Situation Investments.
The shareholder elects to change its allocation and to participate in future Special Situation Investments up to:
__ 0% __ 15% __ 30%
Please note that a shareholder's election may not be changed without the express consent
of Perry Corp. (the "Investment Manager"). The Investment Manager will deem any election received after 5pm EST on Thursday, February 5, 2009 as an election not to change the applicable shareholder's allocation with respect to Special Situation Investments.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Special Situation Investment
Election Form this ____ day of ______________, 2009.
Print Name of Entity
Additional Investor Signature
Print Name and Title