jad, I said "is it beneficial?" not "what is beneficial?" I was talking about paying off the whole debt. Did you know that sometimes it is beneficial to have debt? Have you seen how many companies who pay dvd also have lots of debt? It can be used as a tax advantage, but aside from that I was thinking of the fact that icge only has 55-60m in cash left. If they pay off all the debt now they will really be in a fix now won't they. 200m of new money would have to come in and that could totally dilute the stock you have now. The would still not have enough money to pay the workers or invest in new companies even with 200m of extra cash.