Continuing Disclosure Undertaking or Agreement (CDA)

The obligation, or “undertaking,” of the Issuer or an obligated person under SEC Rule 15c2-12, typically in the form of a contract or certificate, to provide (a) periodic updates of financial information and operating data of the type included in the Offering Document for the Bonds, and (b) notice of certain material events (e.g., notice of Redemption, notice of Defeasance, notice of bankruptcy, or notice of financial difficulty) relative to the Bonds and other financial obligations, should they occur while the Bonds are outstanding.

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SEC Rule 15c2-12

Rule promulgated under the 1934 Exchange Act and adopted by the SEC in 1989 to establish standards for the procurement and dissemination of disclosure documents by underwriters as a means of enhancing the accuracy and timeliness of disclosure to municipal securities investors.

Disclosure Counsel

An attorney or firm of attorneys engaged to assist with understanding and satisfying disclosure responsibilities of an Issuer, both in connection with primary offerings of bonds and in determining whether (and if so, how) to provide secondary market disclosure.

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Private Business Use (PBU) and Tests

Any use of Bond proceeds in a trade or business carried on by a person other than a governmental unit. The private business tests are used in part to establish whether a bond is a private activity bond (PAB).