SOURCE: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

November 06, 2009 13:34 ET

PHEAA Seeks Bondholder Consent to Amend 1997 Student Loan Revenue Bonds

Amendment Would Allow Flexibility in Refinancing Bonds and Selling Student Loans

HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2009) - The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) announced today that it will be seeking approval for the Thirty-Eighth Supplemental Trust Indenture (the "Proposed Amendment") from holders of all Outstanding Student Loan Revenue Bonds issued under the Trust Indenture dated August 1, 1997, as amended and supplemented. The Proposed Amendment would provide, among other things, the basis for future opportunities for Bondholders to exchange their Bonds on a discounted basis for student loans currently pledged as collateral under the Indenture or to tender their Bonds for payment at a discount from collections of loan repayments. A consent solicitation packet containing the Proposed Amendment, together with relevant information materials and instructions for consenting, is expected to be sent to Bondholders on or about Monday, November 9, 2009.

About PHEAA

Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation's leading nonprofit student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing systems and outreach programs. As a nonprofit organization belonging to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PHEAA devotes its energy, resources and imagination to developing innovative ways to ease the financial burden of higher education for Pennsylvania's students, families, schools and taxpayers.