Retirement of bonds

The retirement of bonds refers to the repurchase of bonds from investors that had been previously issued. The issuer retires bonds at the scheduled maturity date of the instruments. Or, if the bonds are callable, the issuer has the option to repurchase the bonds earlier; this is another form of retirement. Once bonds are retired, the issuer eliminates the bonds payable liability on its books.

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