You may, in SBA's discretion, retire a Debenture through the issuance of Participating Securities. To do so, you must:
(a) Obtain SBA's approval to issue Participating Securities;
(b) Pay all unpaid accrued interest on the Debenture, plus any applicable prepayment penalties, fees, and other charges;
(c) Have outstanding Equity Capital Investments (at cost) equal to the amount of the Debenture being refinanced; and
(d) Classify all your existing Loans and Investments as Earmarked Assets.
[63 FR 5869, Feb. 5, 1998]