Fed opens Yahoo Lending Facility

They’re bailing everyone else out, so why not?

Humor abounds:

In response to recent events Federal Reserve Board voted unanimously to authorize the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to create Yahoo Lending Facility (YLF) to avoid significant stock market distruption and to support Yahoo! Inc shares. Yahoo! Inc and its authorized agents will be able to borrow from the facility to support stock price.

This facility will be available for business on Monday, May 5. It will be in place for at least six months and may be extended as conditions warrant. The interest rate charged on the credit will be the same as the primary credit rate, or discount rate, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In addition, Yahoo! Inc shareholders who are unable to sell their shares at or above Friday, May 2 closing price, will be able to swap Yahoo! shares for the US Treasuries at the set price of $29.70 per share.

Via the Yahoo! message boards (with h/t to The Big Picture)

I figured Yahoo! would just issue some upper DECS equity units, but maybe the Fed found out there were already puts on the negative equity certificates, or something like that.

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