Master (Trust) Indenture

A type of Indenture which permits the issuance from time to time of one or more series of Bonds under the same Indenture in addition to the initial series of Bonds. This document is also called an “Open Indenture.” A Master Indenture is often used in Conduit Financings for multiple Borrowers to combine their credit into a single obligated group.

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Indenture or Trust Indenture/Agreement

A contract between an issuer and a trustee under which the issuer issues bonds and specifies their maturities, interest rates, redemption provisions, form, exchange provisions, security and other terms.

Conduit Financing

Financing in which the Issuer issues the bonds to finance a project to be used primarily by a third party.

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Additional Bonds

Bonds which may be issued in the future under the same master indenture, bond resolution/ordinance, and related documentation upon meeting certain conditions designed to ensure that the revenues available to repay the original bonds, any currently outstanding additional bonds, and the proposed additional bonds will be sufficient (the “additional bonds test”).