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Puerto Rico Failed to Make $9.9 Million Bond Payment on Sept. 1

  • Government Development Bank owed interest on agency debt
  • Federal control board will oversee any debt restructuring

Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank, which served as the island’s financial adviser and lender before being placed in a state of emergency, failed to pay investors $9.9 million of interest due Sept. 1., according to a regulatory filing.

The bank, whose regulator says is insolvent and faced a cash shortfall of as much as $1.3 billion in June, has been defaulting on debt payments since May. September’s missed payment was disclosed in a filing Tuesday on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s website, called EMMA.