WASHINGTON - In a hearing yesterday before a U.S. district court judge here, KBC Bank NV of Belgium agreed to give the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 10 more business days to make a $43 million termination payment on a sale-leaseback deal that has technically defaulted.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ordered the agreement and scheduled a hearing for Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. to determine whether WMATA has done everything it can to find another guarantor after American International Group Inc. lost its triple-A ratings and caused the default.

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