negative pledge clause

Negative pledge clause

A bond covenant that requires the borrower to grant lenders a lien equivalent to any liens that may be granted in the future to any other currently unsecured lenders.

Negative Pledge

A negative covenant in a bond indenture in which the issuer agrees not to use any of its assets as security for another debt obligation or other liability if doing so would adversely impact the riskiness of the bond. This protects bondholders and also allows the issuer to pay a lower coupon rate.

negative pledge clause

A restriction in a borrowing agreement that limits a borrower's ability to issue new debt having a priority claim on the firm's assets. A negative pledge clause, a part of some debenture agreements, protects the creditors against a dilution of security.
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Although the loan does not contain a negative pledge clause, the loan seniority is viewed the same as that on Mitsubishi's issued senior unsecured bonds.
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The bonds feature a negative pledge clause and a change of control put option.