Mission Statement and Performance Measurements

Mission Statement

TSASC, Inc. (“TSASC”) is a local development corporation created pursuant to the not-for-profit corporation law of the State of New York. TSASC was created as a financing entity whose purpose is to issue and sell bonds and notes to fund a portion of the capital program of the City of New York (the “City”). TSASC issued debt secured by tobacco settlement revenues (“TSRs”), which are paid by cigarette companies as part of their settlement with 46 states, including the State of New York, and other U.S. Territories. The City sold its right to receive TSRs to TSASC. On January 19, 2017, TSASC issued $1.1 billion of bonds that refunded all of its outstanding debt in order to lower interest costs. TSASC’s stakeholders are its bondholders, who have purchased TSASC bonds and the City, which benefits from the contribution of TSASC to its capital program.

Date Adopted

October 4, 2007 and amended on March 2, 2011, April 2, 2013, April 15, 2015, April 27, 2018 and May 15, 2019

List of Performance Goals

  • Make timely payments of debt service and meet other contractual obligations

  • Utilize efficient and cost-effective borrowing methods, including lowering the cost of debt through refunding and other means

  • Meet continuing disclosure obligations


  • Has the Corporation paid debt service and fulfilled its other obligations related to its outstanding debt in a timely manner?

  • Has the Corporation issued debt at fair and reasonable rates relative to market conditions at the time of issuance?

  • Has the Corporation complied with its continuing disclosure undertakings?

Additional Questions

  1. Have the board members acknowledged that they have read and understood the mission of the Corporation?

  2. Who has the power to appoint the management of the Corporation?

  3. If the Board appoints management, do you have a policy you follow when appointing the management of the Corporation?

  4. Briefly describe the role of the Board and the role of management in the implementation of the mission.

  5. Has the Board acknowledged that they have read and understood the responses to each of these questions?