ASSET STRIPPING Definition

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ASSET STRIPPING is buying a business and then realizing a profit by selling off the assets separately.

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DEFEASANCE is a. the release of a debtor from the primary obligation for a debt. A legal defeasance could take place in absolute terms, i.e., the debt could cease to exist for anyone (by being forgiven or set aside), or the creditor could formally recognize that another party has taken over the primary obligation for the debt; and, b. in securities, a technique used by bond issuers to dis­charge old, low-rate debt by purchasing a smaller amount of higher-yielding U.S. Treasury debt. The Treasuries are held in trust to service the old debt being retired.

CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD is the head of the board of directors of a corporation, and generally considered as head of the firm.

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