NU Online News Service, Nov. 15, 5:08 p.m. – Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind., will be releasing its third-quarter financial statement late and expects to report a total net loss of $1.8 billion for the quarter, compared with a net loss of $411 million for the third quarter of 2001, according to a notice the company filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The company says it expects to take a $700 million charge for the quarter to write down the value of “retained interests in securitization trusts” of its Consumer Finance Corp. subsidiary, and a noncash charge of about $500 million to write down the value of the goodwill brought to the company by past acquisitions.

Conseco cannot file its third-quarter Form 10-Q on time because it is still valuing the charges, the company says.

The late-filing notice appears on the Web at http://www.shareholder.com/CNC/EdgarDetail.cfm?CompanyID=CNC&CIK=719241&FID=719241-02-17&SID=02-00