Puerto Rico in Distress

ABI Analysis

An increasing number of creditors are pushing back against a plan to cut the debt load of Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power utility by 75%, with investors and insurers accounting for $3.6 billion of the bonds set to vote against the proposal, a lawyer warned yesterday, Bloomberg News reported.

A new plan for restructuring $10 billion in debt owed by Puerto Rico’s power company was filed late Friday in the latest attempt to end a lengthy bankruptcy process marked by acrimonious negotiations, the Associated Press reported. The plan filed by a federal control board that oversees the U.S.

A group of bond investors is expected to back a new restructuring plan for Puerto Rico’s power utility but would have to contend with other creditors that want to keep fighting for a better deal, the Wall Street Journal reported.


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The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico was created under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the President of the United States and one ex officio member designated by the Governor of Puerto Rico. Access information on the Board, documents, videos of meetings, calendar of events and live webcasts by clicking here.