contingent issue

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Contingent Issue

An issue of a security that occurs automatically, but only when certain conditions are met. A contingent issue may be an anti-takeover measure. For example, a publicly-traded company may plan for a contingent issue in the event of a hostile takeover to make the takeover more expensive for the acquiring company. See also: Poison pill.

contingent issue

An issue of securities that is to be distributed only when a specified event has occurred or when a given standard has been met. For example, the poison pill defense against hostile takeovers involves issuance of additional securities in the event that the raider acquires a certain percentage of the takeover target's outstanding stock.
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First, it is prescriptive, proffering a sort of DNA/hieroglyph, which purports to have already solved all contingent issues.
He said the church cannot diminish its pastoral efforts, nor should it reduce them to a "temporal and worldly dimension" or limit them to important contingent issues like agrarian reform.
Although discussions are ongoing and a number of contingent issues need to be completed, the Company has received favorable indications from various landlords that the permanent lease reductions will be approximately $1.