This market trends article examines recent trends regarding medium-term note programs (MTN programs), providing an overview of the market in 2019 and 2020 with a focus on general deal structure and process, recent deal terms, and disclosure trends. Financial service companies, such as bank holding companies, continued to use medium-term note programs as their vehicles

Medium-term note (“MTN”) programs are continuous offering programs that enable issuers to offer debt securities in an efficient and expedited manner. MTN programs have unique documentation, as opposed to benchmark underwritten offerings. Most MTN programs have the ability to offer debt securities with maturities of more than 270 days to up to 30 years.

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