participation certificate

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Participation Certificate

1. An alternative to a government or municipal bond in which an investor buys a share in the improvements or infrastructure the government entity intends to fund. This contrasts with a bond, in which the investor loans the government or municipality money in order to make these improvements. This is used primarily when the government or municipality has a charter-mandated debt ceiling. In the United States the only entities issuing or guaranteeing participation certificates are Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and Sallie Mae.

2. See: International Depository Receipt (IDR).

participation certificate

A certificate indicating ownership in a pool of assets, generally mortgages.
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Southern California Water Replenishment District revenue certificates of participation capital improvement plan series 2008 (prerefunded maturities only - 84250RBP5, 84250RBG5.
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The court determined that the CLWA had the right to retail water, and issue Certificates of Participation of $75 million as the acquisition cost of the Santa Clarita Water Co.
Request for Proposal: Request for direct loan proposals: not to exceed $69,000,000 refunding certificates of participation, series 2016
Under the plan, if the yet-to-be-determined March bond fails, the board will have to decide whether to borrow money in the financial market by issuing certificates of participation to repay the Measure K account.
The successful Contractor will be responsible to provide special counsel services for a comprehensive debt obligation program for competitive and negotiated, taxable and tax exempt instruments including, but not limited to: General Obligation Bonds; General Obligation Refunding Bonds; Sales Tax Bonds; Certificates of Participation (equipment and real estate); Certificates of Participation Refunding (equipment and real estate); Qualified Zone Academy Bonds; Qualified School Construction Bonds; Build America Bonds; Capital Appropriation Bonds; Tax Anticipation Notes; Revenue Anticipation Notes; Bond Anticipation Notes; Capital and Operating Leases; Forward Delivery Agreements; Bank Loans; and any other various short term and long term debt to fulfill the objectives of the District.
Sale of the certificates of participation - which are paid off out of the district's operating funds, not voter-approved bond funds - was handled by O'Melveny & Myers, the downtown law firm the district has sued for $100 million for its handling of the Belmont project.
The securities, called certificates of participation, are paid for out of general operating funds and the sale was handled by O'Melveny & Myers, the downtown law firm the district has sued for $100 million for its handling of the Belmont project.

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