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10 Pa. Code § 202.070. Securities issued in connection with employe benefit plans.

§ 202.070. Securities issued in connection with employe benefit plans.

 (a)  An issuer may rely on the exemption in section 202(g) of the act (70 P. S. §  1-202(g)) if any of the following apply:

   (1)  The securities are being issued in connection with a stock option, purchase, savings, pension, profit-sharing or similar compensatory benefit plan or compensatory contract for employees.

   (2)  The securities are being issued in good faith reliance that the transaction qualifies for an exemption under Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 701 (17 CFR 230.701) (relating to exemption for offers and sales of securities pursuant to certain compensatory benefit plans and contracts relating to compensation) as made effective April 7, 1999, in SEC Release 33-7645.

   (3)  The securities being issued meet the following conditions:

     (i)   Have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C.A. § §  77a—77aa).

     (ii)   Are issued in a transaction that meets the requirements of subsections (c) and (e) of Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 701 (17 CFR 230.701(c) and (e)).

 (b)  The exemption contained in section 202(g) of the act may not be available for a transaction whose primary purpose is avoidance of the provisions of section 201 of the act (70 P. S. §  1-201).


   The provisions of this §  202.070 amended under sections 202(g) and (i), 203(d), (i.1), (j) and (n)—(t), 204(a), 205(b), 207(g), (j.1) and (n), 209(b), 211(a) and (b), 504(d), 513, 603(a), 606(d) and 609(a) of the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972 (70 P. S. § §  1-202(g) and (i), 1-203(d), (i.1), (j) and (n)—(t), 1-204(a), 1-205(b), 1-207(g), (j.1) and (n), 1-209(b), 1-211(a) and (b), 1-504(d), 1-513, 1-603(a), 1-606(d) and 1-609(a)).


   The provisions of this §  202.070 adopted March 29, 1974, effective March 30, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 584; amended April 4, 1975, effective April 5, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 722; amended September 4, 1987, effective September 5, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3613; amended December 30, 1999, effective January 1, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 18; amended September 1, 2000, effective September 2, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4551; transferred and renumbered from 64 Pa. Code §  202.070, December 14, 2012, effective December 15, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7533. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (297465) to (297466).

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