negative pledge clause

Negative pledge clause

A bond covenant that requires the borrower to grant lenders a lien equivalent to any liens that may be granted in the future to any other currently unsecured lenders.

Negative Pledge

A negative covenant in a bond indenture in which the issuer agrees not to use any of its assets as security for another debt obligation or other liability if doing so would adversely impact the riskiness of the bond. This protects bondholders and also allows the issuer to pay a lower coupon rate.

negative pledge clause

A restriction in a borrowing agreement that limits a borrower's ability to issue new debt having a priority claim on the firm's assets. A negative pledge clause, a part of some debenture agreements, protects the creditors against a dilution of security.
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of covenants, including a negative pledge clause, limits on mergers,
The terms and conditions of the documentation include a change of control clause, a negative pledge clause and a cross default provision.
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Although the loan does not contain a negative pledge clause, the loan seniority is viewed the same as that on Mitsubishi's issued senior unsecured bonds.
The terms and conditions of the bond's documentation, which are applicable under English law, include a negative pledge clause and a cross default and cross acceleration provision.
DineEquity's senior unsecured notes do not have financial covenants but contain a Negative Pledge clause that requires equal and ratable security if non-permitted secured debt is incurred and have a change of control put option at 101% of principal plus accrued and unpaid interest.
The loan agreement contains a negative pledge clause and certain other
The bonds feature a negative pledge clause and a change of control put option.
The proposed notes also have the benefit of a negative pledge clause.
The terms and conditions of the notes also contain a cross default clause and a negative pledge clause, the latter of which allows for a degree of securitisation by ATF.
The amendments to the indentures will conform the negative pledge clause to the negative pledge clause in CIT's most recent indenture.
CIT is soliciting consents to conform the negative pledge clause in the indentures for these Debt Securities to the negative pledge clause in CIT's current indenture.