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10 Pa. Code § 202.092. Guaranties of certain debt securities exempt.

§ 202.092. Guaranties of certain debt securities exempt.

 (a)  The exemption established by this section applies to a guaranty of a bond that is offered or sold in this Commonwealth.

 (b)  Under the authority contained in section 202(i) of the act (70 P.S. §  1-202(i)), the Department finds that it is not in the public interest or necessary for the protection of investors to require the registration under section 201 of the act (70 P.S. §  1-201) of the guaranty of a bond if all of the following conditions are met:

   (1)  The official statement or other disclosure document being used in connection with the offer and sale of the bonds contains either of the following:

     (i)   An audited balance sheet and statement of income of the guarantor dated within 120 days before the commencement of the offering in this Commonwealth.

     (ii)   Both of the following:

       (A)   An audited balance sheet and statement of income of the guarantor for either of the following:

         (I)   The most recent completed fiscal year.

         (II)   The previous most recent completed fiscal year if the fiscal year of the guarantor ended within 90 days before the commencement of the offering in this Commonwealth.

       (B)   A statement by a certified public accountant or the guarantor detailing any adverse material changes in the financial condition of the guarantor which occurred from the date of the audited balance sheet submitted in compliance with clause (A) within 5 days of the commencement of the offering in this Commonwealth.

   (2)  The proceeds from the sale of the bonds are to be used for the benefit of a facility which is owned or operated by either of the following:

     (i)   A nonprofit corporation or other nonprofit entity which has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be an exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C.A. §  501(c)(3)) or has received an opinion of counsel that it is so exempt, and the combined net assets of the user and guarantor are not less than 25% of the amount of the securities being offered.

     (ii)   An organization which has not been determined by the Internal Revenue Service or by an opinion of counsel to be an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the combined net worth of the user and guarantor is not less than 50% of the amount of securities being offered.

   (3)  The guaranty requires the guarantor to do the following:

     (i)   File with the trustee for the bondholders a copy of its audited balance sheet and statement of income within 120 days after the completion of its fiscal year.

     (ii)   Be responsible for expenses incurred by the trustee for the bondholders in complying with paragraph (4)(ii) and (iii) unless there are specific provisions to the contrary in the relevant financing documents.

     (iii)   Notify the trustee for the bondholders within 24 hours after it becomes insolvent.

   (4)  The trust indenture, mortgage, deed of trust or other similar agreement requires the trustee for the bondholders to do all of the following:

     (i)   Maintain a current list of the names and addresses of all of the bondholders.

     (ii)   Provide, to a bondholder, within 30 days of receipt of a written request from a bondholder, a copy of the guarantor’s most recent audited balance sheet and statement of income.

     (iii)   Notify the bondholders of the occurrence of any of the following events no later than 30 days after an occurrence and inform the bondholders that a copy of the bondholders list described in subparagraph (i) will be provided within 30 days of receipt of a written request for the list:

       (A)   The date the guarantor failed to comply with paragraph (3)(i).

       (B)   The date the trustee receives a copy of the auditor’s report to the guarantor containing going concern disclosure.

       (C)   The date on which the trustee is informed that the guarantor is insolvent. There is no independent duty by the trustee to determine the insolvency of the guarantor.

 (c)  If the guarantor is a natural person, the guarantor may satisfy the requirements of this section relating to audited balance sheets and statements of income by providing a Statement of Financial Condition prepared utilizing the criteria contained in the Personal Financial Statements Guide promulgated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and accompanied by a Review Report.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  202.092 issued under sections 202(a), (c), (e) and (i) and 609(a) of the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972 (70 P.S. § §  1-202(a), (c), (e) and (i) and 1-609(a)); amended under section 202.C of the Department of Banking and Securities Code (71 P.S. §  733-202.C); section 609(a) of the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972 (70 P.S. §  1-609(a)); and section 9(b) of the Takeover Disclosure Law (70 P.S. §  79(b)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  202.092 adopted April 10, 1981, effective April 11, 1981, 11 Pa. B. 1252; amended February 7, 1986, effective February 8, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 384; amended January 8, 1999, effective January 9, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 202; amended July 11, 2003, effective July 12, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 3365; transferred and renumbered from 64 Pa. Code §  202.092, December 14, 2012, effective December 15, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7533; amended January 12, 2018, effective January 13, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (364667) to (364670).

Cross References

   This section cited in 10 Pa. Code §  102.021 (relating to definitions).



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