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Period of Call Protection

In callable bonds, a period of time during which a bond may not be prematurely redeemed. Interest payments are guaranteed during the call protection period but not afterward. The bond may be redeemed at any point after the call date, which means that the issuer could return the principal to bondholders and interest payments would cease. The period of call protection exists to protect bondholders from the risk that interest rates will fall before the call date. The period of time is often called the cushion.

period of call protection

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The proposed refinancing is expected to include changes to the pricing terms of the existing credit facility to reflect more favorable current market pricing, a one year maturity date extension and a six month extension of the call protection period for lenders from the effective date.
Between 1982 and 1992, there were 31 bonds issued with no call protection and 947 bonds issued with an absolute call protection period.
3 Bonds with a Call Protection Period Number of Issues 441 Number of Firms 237 Amount Issued (Million $) 100.
Generally (keeping the call protection period constant), the longer the maturity, the greater the option value as there is more opportunity for interest rates to decline to permit profitable exercise.
Metropolitan may optionally call the bonds at any time after the initial call protection period of six months.
Under the proposed refinancing, all of the terms of the existing credit facility would remain the same, except that the pricing terms would be changed to reflect more favorable current market pricing and the call protection period for lenders would be extended from October 15, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
The consent solicitation has been modified to offer holders a two-year extension of the call protection period so that such period would end on April 20, 2011 rather than April 20, 2009.