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1. The transfer of a contract from one party to another by mutual consent of the original counterparties
and the concurrence of the new party.
2. See: Rollover
The substitution of one debt with another debt.
The substitution of a new contract, debt, or obligation for an existing one. Usually encountered when a tenant assigns the lease to another,or when a new building owner requires all existing tenants to execute novation agreements.The effect is to extinguish all obligations under the old agreements and replace them with the new obligations.
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The Company also reduced loss reserves by approximately $40 million, representing the amount the Company's estimated at year-end to novate
Additionally, the Company will attempt to novate
the current EPA contract, as well as sell the Seattle office.
In June 2011, Fitch was notified of a proposal to novate
the hedge counterparty to Wells Fargo.