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1. In bonds, the act of an issuer repurchasing a bond at or before maturity. Redemption is made at the face value of the bond unless it occurs before maturity, in which case the bond is bought back at a premium to compensate for lost interest. The issuer has the right to redeem the bond at any time, although the earlier the redemption take place, the higher the premium usually is. This provides an incentive for companies to do this as rarely as possible.

2. The act of the issuing company repurchasing stocks or mutual funds. In the case of mutual funds, the repurchase is made at net asset value per share. Stocks may be redeemed in cash or by proration. See also: Proratable factor.


(1) In mortgages, to cure a default by paying all past-due sums and penalties after receiving notice of default, but before acceleration. (2) To exercise the post-foreclosure right of redemption, if allowed. (3) Under federal law, the IRS has 120 days after foreclosure to purchase property on which it had a lien—to redeem the property. (It rarely does this,and would only do so if it believed it could sell the property at a profit large enough to justify the time and trouble.)

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Appalachian Power will redeem $500,000 principal amount of its 9-7/8% Series due 2020; $500,000 principal amount of its 9-1/8% Series due 2019; and $47,585,000 principal amount of its 8-3/4% Series due 2017, all at the special redemption price of 100% of their principal amount plus accrued interest to the date of redemption.
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21 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Michigan Power Company today announced that it will redeem on March 25 the entire outstanding $100,000,000 of its 8-3/4% Series of first mortgage bonds due 2017.
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