Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development
Charter School Revenue Bonds
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter
Series 2017A and Series 2017B (collectively the “Bonds”)
About Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School
HJ Sims is pleased to underwrite an upcoming new issue for Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School (“Harambee” or the “School”). Harambee was one of the first four charter schools in the City of Philadelphia. Harambee opened its doors in the fall of 1997. The School is in its twentieth year of operation and serves grades K-8. The School has enrollment of over 525 students. When it opened in 1997, state law did not permit a charter school to borrow to construct a school building. Now, since the law has changed, with the proceeds of this bond issue, Harambee will purchase, and renovate, the facilities it now leases. The school is located at 630—648 North 66th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
About the Bonds
Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development will issue approximately $6,575,000* par value of Bonds:
-$5,855,000 Series 2017A- Tax-exempt bonds with anticipated maturities available in 5 years (3/1/22), 20 years (3/1/37) and 35 years (3/1/52)*
-$720,000 Series 2017B-Taxable municipal bonds with an anticipated maturity of 15 years (3/1/32)*
-The yields and prices of the new issue bonds are expected to be set during the week of March 13th, with final pricing expected on or about March 20th.
-The Bonds have minimum denominations of $25,000, with any integral multiples of $5,000
-The Bonds have restrictions on who may purchase the Bonds. Sales of the Bonds are restricted to Qualified Institutional Buyers and -Accredited Investors, but an Investor Letter is not required.
-The Bonds will be secured by a first mortgage on the property as well as a gross revenue pledge, an intercept of state school aid and various reserve funds.
The Bonds are not rated, and an investment in the Bonds involves a significant degree of risk. A bondholder is advised to read the entire Preliminary Limited Offering Memorandum, including the appendices thereto. Special reference is made to the sections “Sources of payment and Security for the Bonds” and “Risk Factors” therein.
If you have interest in purchasing bonds in the new issue, please contact your HJ Sims financial advisor the week of March 13, 2017 by calling 888.588.7603.
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