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[$$] Bondholders Push Jones Energy to Make Debt-Cutting Deal

Inc. have banded together, warning the company against any attempt to force a swap or debt buyback at a big discount. In a letter Wednesday, a bondholder group informed Jones Energy’s board that they hold 80% of the company’s unsecured notes and have signed a four-year cooperation agreement to present a united front in ongoing debt-restructuring talks with the company. The letter comes in response to several moves Jones Energy announced in February to try to lighten its heavy debt load.