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December 24, 2009 Thursday 4:46 PM GMT

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HEADLINE: Cohen Milstein Announces Pendency of Class Action Suit Involving Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates of Washington Mutual Asset Acceptance Corporation

DATELINE: NEW YORK

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Please be advised that a class action lawsuit (the "Action") is pending on behalf of purchasers of Washington

Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates (the "Certificates") that were issued pursuant and traceable to materially
misleading Registration Statement and Prospectus Supplements between April 2007 and July 2007. The Action is
currently pending in the United States District Court in the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, before the
Honorable Marsha Pechman, Docket No. 09-cv-1557 (MJP). The law firm representing the Plaintiff in the Action is
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC ("Cohen Milstein"). The Action was filed as a related case to Boilermakers
National Annuity Trust v. WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, et al., Docket No. 09-cv-0037 (MJP), wherein a
lead plaintiff has already been selected and a consolidated amended complaint is scheduled to be filed on December 31,
2009.

The Action alleges that the Registration Statement, initially filed on March 23, 2007 and amended thereafter on

April 9, 2007 (the "2007 Registration Statement"), and several Prospectus Supplements issued pursuant thereto
(collectively, the "Offering Documents") contained material misstatements and omissions in violation of Sections 11, 12
and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Washington state law. The putative class in the Action includes, without
limitation, purchasers of all Certificates issued pursuant to the 2007 Registration Statement in the following Offerings:

WaMu Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-OA4 Trust

WaMu Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-HY5 Trust

WMALT Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-OA4 Trust

WaMu Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-OA5 Trust

WaMu Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-HY6 Trust

WMALT Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-OA5 Trust

WaMu Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-OA6 Trust

WaMu Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-HY7 Trust

WMALT Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-OC1 Trust

WMALT Mortgage Pass-

WMALT Mortgage Pass-

WMALT Mortgage Pass-

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Through Certificates
Series 2007-OC2 Trust

Through Certificates
Series 2007-1 Trust

WMALT Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates
Series 2007-3 Trust

Through Certificates
Series 2007-2 Trust

The Certificates issued were supported by large pools of mortgage loans generally secured by first liens on

residential properties, including conventional, adjustable rate and negative amortization mortgage loans. The Offering
Documents included material misstatements and/or omissions concerning, among other things: (i) the underwriting
standards purportedly used in connection with the origination of the underlying mortgage loans; (ii) the maximum
loan-to-value ratios used to qualify borrowers; (iii) the appraisals of properties underlying the mortgage loans; and (iv)
the debt-to-income ratios permitted on the loans. As a result of the alleged misstatements and omissions, the Certificates
were secured by assets that had a much greater risk profile than represented in the Offering Documents, and the
Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organizations (the "NRSRO" or "Ratings Agencies") assigned superior credit
ratings to the Certificates as a result of Defendants' failure to disclose the underwriting defects and appraisal
manipulations.

By late 2008 and into early 2009, the amount of uncollectible mortgage loans securing the Certificates began to be

revealed to the public, and the Rating Agencies began to put negative watch labels on numerous Certificate classes,
ultimately downgrading many significantly. The delinquency and foreclosure rates of the mortgage loans securing the
Certificates have sky-rocketed. As a result, the Certificates have declined precipitously in value.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from today. If you wish to

discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, you may contact Plaintiff's
counsel:

Joel P. Laitman

Christopher Lometti

Daniel B. Rehns

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Tel.:

Email:

(212) 838-7797

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

If you are a member of this putative class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed at

http://www.cohenmilstein.com/cases/220/washington-mutual-mortgage-backed-securities-litigation-2007-registration-statement
. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or
may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.

Cohen Milstein has significant experience in prosecuting investor securities class actions. The firm has offices in
Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, and is active in major litigation pending in federal and state
courts throughout the nation. You may visit our website at www.cohenmilstein.com for more information about the
firm. The firm's reputation for excellence has been recognized on repeated occasions by courts which have appointed
the firm to lead positions in complex multi-district or consolidated litigation.

CONTACT: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

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Joel P. Laitman, 212-838-7797
[email protected]
or
Christopher Lometti, 212-838-7797
[email protected]
or
Daniel B. Rehns, 212-838-7797
[email protected]

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