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Defeased Bonds

A method of eliminating a bond issue as an obligation of the issuer. This is accomplished by issuing a new bond issue and using the proceeds to purchase government obligations which will be escrowed and used to provide debt service on the original issue. The escrowed funds may provide debt service until maturity of the original issue (escrowed to maturity) or until the first call date (pre-refunded to the call). See also: Advance Refunding.

Updated on: 24/04/2023

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