April 28, 2015

Ambac Announces Disapproval of Interest Payments of Surplus Notes

NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMBC) ("Ambac"), a holding company whose subsidiaries provide financial guarantees and other financial services, announced today that the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance (the "Commissioner") has disapproved the requests of Ambac Assurance Corporation ("Ambac Assurance") and the Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance Corporation (the "Segregated Account") to pay accrued unpaid interest on surplus notes ("Surplus Notes") issued by Ambac Assurance and the Segregated Account, respectively, on their next scheduled interest payment date of June 8, 2015.

About Ambac

Ambac Financial Group, Inc., ("Ambac"), headquartered in New York City, is a holding company whose subsidiaries, including its principal operating subsidiary, Ambac Assurance Corporation ("Ambac Assurance"), Everspan Financial Guarantee Corp., and Ambac Assurance UK Limited, provide financial guarantees and other financial services to clients in both the public and private sectors globally. Ambac Assurance, including the Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance (in rehabilitation), is a guarantor of public finance and structured finance obligations. Ambac is also selectively exploring opportunities involving the acquisition and/or development of new businesses. Ambac's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "AMBC". The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Ambac contains substantial restrictions on the ability to transfer Ambac's common stock. Subject to limited exceptions, any attempted transfer of common stock shall be prohibited and void to the extent that, as a result of such transfer (or any series of transfers of which such transfer is a part), any person or group of persons shall become a holder of 5% or more of Ambac's common stock. Ambac is committed to providing timely and accurate information to the investing public, consistent with our legal and regulatory obligations. To that end, we use our website to convey information about our businesses, including the anticipated release of quarterly financial results, quarterly financial, statistical and business-related information, and the posting of updates to the status of certain primary residential mortgage backed securities litigations. For more information, please go to www.ambac.com.

CONTACT: Abbe F. Goldstein, CFA

         Managing Director,

         Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

         (212) 208-3222

         agoldstein@ambac.com

Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

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