Standby agreement


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Standby agreement

In a rights issue, agreement that the underwriter will purchase any stock not purchased by investors.

Standby Agreement

An agreement between the issuer of a security and its underwriters stating that the underwriters are responsible for any unsold portion of the issue. That is, the underwriters agree to buy the remainder of a new issue if they are unable to place its entirety with investors. This transfers the risk of the unsold portion of the issue from the issuer to the underwriters. This guarantees that the issuer will raise the capital it intends to raise, but leaves the underwriters with the possibility that they must purchase an issue with low value. As a result, underwriters charge a standby fee for a standby agreement. It is also called firm commitment underwriting or a backstopped deal.
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In addition, Jamaica's fiscal position, macroeconomic parameters and external liquidity are expected to improve further following its standby agreement with the IMF.
Mohsin Khan was a director of IMF in November 2008 when Pakistan negotiated a standby agreement with the multilateral lending agency.
He admitted that the VAT mode of taxation was one of the conditions of International Monetary Fund (IMF) under Standby agreement, however added that its implementation was subjected to the approval of National Assembly.
Manufacturers already burdened with tax and rising fuel costs under the low-defunct IMF standby agreement, have called on the government to negotiate new rates with banks to stop the crisis from spreading into other sectors.
Under the standby agreement which the government had to undergo after suspension of the Extended Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) by IMF, due to the government's failure to meet the IMF imposed conditionalities.
The settlement agreement requires Dynatec Corporation (DY-TSE), Highwood's principal shareholder, to enter into a standby agreement in connection with the rights offering undertaking to subscribe for at least $1.
Nick Parkhouse, senior director financial institutions structured finance at RBS added, We were impressed that Crown Mortgage Management thought about the need for a standby agreement from both the lender s and the funder s perspective.
2 billion tranche as a standby agreement for Pakistan.
The delegation of IMF was scheduled to hold talks with Pakistani officials under a Standby Agreement and supposed to participate in several meetings to review Pakistans economic situation.
Ankara's backsliding on earlier promises of structural reform under a $4 bn IMF standby agreement set the stage for a crisis triggered at end-2000 by worries about the banking system.
SEACOR expects to enter into a standby agreement with Credit Suisse First Boston under which Credit Suisse First Boston will agree, subject to certain conditions, to purchase from SEACOR the shares of common stock that otherwise would have been delivered upon conversion of up to $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the notes that are subect to the call but are not converted.
At beginning, the nature of the standby agreement is cold, however, should certain causes occur, the deal can change to warm, thus placing Crown in a higher state of readiness to be invoked.