Recent Examples of bondholder from the Web
The lawsuit by the bondholders' trustees was first reported June 21 by Crain's Chicago Business.
The bondholders now seem likely to sustain larger losses under court supervision.
Once again, the Italian government shied away from harming retail bondholders (a.k.a.
If American Dream doesn’t make the full payment in lieu of taxes, bondholders can take over the property, according to Western Asset.
Lower-ranking bondholders, owed $171 million, are being offered nothing under the bankruptcy exit plan.
But Detroit paid pension holders before bondholders, and Mackey said that since then investors have been skittish about trusting general obligation bonds.
Many have speculated that the House of Morgan helped cause WaMu’s slow bank run that fall, and bondholders sued with that allegation and failed.
It's expected that there will be plenty of litigation among the bondholders, as each jockey for position to collect payment.
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Financial Definition of BONDHOLDER
What It Is
A bondholder is a person who owns a bond issued by a borrower, typically a company or a government.
How It Works
A bond represents a loan agreement between an issuer and an investor, and the terms of the bond obligate the issuer to repay the borrowed amount (the principal) by a specific date. The investor (the bondholder) usually earns a specific amount of interest on a semiannual basis.
Bondholders can buy and sell their bonds on the bond market.
Why It Matters
Being a bondholder is much different that being a shareholder. For one thing, bondholders are lenders; shareholders are owners. Also, bondholders cannot vote and they are not entitled to dividends. But perhaps most important is the fact that bondholders rank senior to shareholders. This means that the bondholders are among the first in line to be repaid in the event the issuer liquidates. Shareholders might receive some proceeds from the liquidation after this point, if there is anything left. This seniority provides an extra level of security for bondholders, and this is one reason corporate bonds are generally considered "safer" investments than stock.
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