Puerto Rico instructed Bank of New York Mellon Corp. not to cover a payment coming due on its Highways and Transportation Authority bonds, saying the money belongs to the agency as it works through bankruptcy proceedings to reduce its debt. BNY Mellon serves as trustee for bonds issued by the highway authority. The agency on May 21 filed for Title III, a type of bankruptcy created specifically for Puerto Rico under an emergency rescue law.
For Puerto Rico, it’s been expensive to go broke. Even before the U.S. territory filed for a tailor-made form of bankruptcy, the government spent as much as $154 million on financial consultants and lawyers as it negotiated with bondholders to cut its $74 billion debt, according to the terms in contracts provided by the island’s Office of the Comptroller. With creditors and Puerto Rico now squaring off in court, the fees will only grow.
Puerto Rico will likely need to fund government operations using sales-tax revenue claimed by warring factions of bondholders unless a legal dispute at the heart of the island’s bankruptcy is resolved by November. The federal oversight board charged with restructuring Puerto Rico’s $74 billion debt asked a judge to let the board appoint two independent agents to help litigate a dispute over who owns cash collected by the government’s sales tax agency, known by its Spanish acronym Cofina.
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Selecting a term
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