The interest coverage test was eliminated, the total leverage ratio test was changed to a net senior leverage ratio test, and the mandatory prepayment clause
was waived for fiscal 2006.
Higher credit ratings and a borrower's willingness to accept a prepayment clause
translated into lower interest rates.
and a new mandatory prepayment clause
that requires Marsh to repay the drawn $1 billion term loan with 75% of net proceeds from new debt issues and assets sales.
Recent decisions relating to prepayment clauses
, including EFH and Momentive
133 in prior periods because of certain prepayment clauses
contained in the documents relating to the asset-backed note issuances.
Many consumers aren't familiar with prepayment clauses
Though some California banks have included prepayment clauses
with rate discounts on adjustable-rate mortgages for several years, virtually no major lenders in the country routinely have marketed them with fixed-rate mortgages.
Bank of America, San Francisco, interestingly the pioneer of conventional mortgage-backed securities in 1977, has been a leader in experimenting with prepayment clauses
to enhance its portfolio return.
Management recently concluded that the interest rate swap transactions did not qualify for the "short-cut" method in prior periods because of the prepayment clauses
in the floor plan agreements.