Kicker


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Kicker

An additional feature of a debt obligation that increases its marketability and attractiveness to investors.

Sweetener

An extra incentive to encourage investors to buy a bond or preferred stock. For example, a bond may include a right to buy common stock in the issuer for 10% below its market value. A sweetener is designed to help sell securities. It is also called a kicker, a wrinkle, or bells and whistles.
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The Kicker has already released its first project in collaboration with Lenovo and Vox Media.
State lawmakers must eventually summon the courage to put a measure on the ballot allowing Oregonians to fix the mistake they made when they enshrined the kicker in the state constitution.
2 points more than what his team would have seen from an average kicker.
To make sure things aren't all about kickers, I now return to the largest theme of my season previews - the diminishing importance of the running back.
If the snap has great velocity, the kicker can start as soon as he sees the ball in flight.
CUTLINE: Surge kicker Eric Calderwood's do-everything attitude has made him a hit with teammates.
The college kicker should kick it at least 70 yards with four seconds plus hang time.
With more than two million users and more than 10 million visits per month, Kicker Online is one of the most successful German websites.
The reason Democratic lawmakers stayed silent was a recognition that the kicker law has become nearly as much an immutable feature of Oregon's landscape as Crater Lake or the Three Sisters.
Mario was a wonderful young man of high character and he was one heck of a kicker.
I knew from his reaction I was on to something, so I started thinking about other family members or special situations that might call for a different Card Kicker," says Abel.
The state last paid out a kicker at the height of the economic boom, in 2007.