Offering Document (or Official Statement or Prospectus)

The disclosure document prepared by a bond issuer that gives detailed financial information about the issuer and the bond offering.

Municipal securities issuers must prepare an “Official Statement” before presenting the primary offering. These municipal disclosure documents provide information for investors, including the terms of the bond and financial information on the issuer. They also typically contain information regarding: the purpose of the bond; whether the issuer can redeem the bond prior to maturity; and when and how principal and interest on the bond will be repaid.