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tions 310 through 318(a) inclusive of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.
(v) With respect to Forms 8-K and 10-Q under the Exchange Act which are filed and which disclose, in the text of the Form 10-Q, the interim financial statements, or the footnotes thereto the creation of a new class of securities or indebtedness or the modification of existing rights of security holders, file all instruments defining the rights of holders of these securities or indebtedness. However, there need not be filed any instrument with respect to long-term debt not being registered which meets the exclusion set forth above in paragraph (b)(4)(iii)(A).
Instruction. There need not be filed any instrument which defines the rights of participants (not as security holders) pursuant to an employee benefit plan.
(5) Opinion re legality. (i) An opinion of counsel as to the legality of the securities being registered, indicating whether they will, when sold, be legally issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and, if debt securities, whether they will be binding obligations of the registrant.
(ii) If the securities being registered are issued under a plan and the plan is subject to the requirements of ERISA furnish either:
(A) An opinion of counsel which confirms compliance of the provisions of the written documents constituting the plan with the requirements of ERISA pertaining to such provisions; or
(B) A copy of the Internal Revenue Service determination letter that the plan is qualified under section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code; or
(iii) If the securities being registered are issued under a plan which is subject to the requirements f ERISA and the plan has been amended subsequent to the filing of paragraph (b)(5)(ii) (A) or (B) above, furnish either:
(A) An opinion of counsel which confirms compliance of the amended provisions of the plan with the requirements of ERISA pertaining to such provisions; or
(B) A copy of the Internal Revenue Service determination letter that the
amended plan is qualified under section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code.
(6) Opinion re discount on capital shares. If any discount on capital shares is shown as a deduction from capital shares on the most recent balance sheet being filed for the registrant, there shall be filed a statement of the circumstances under which such discount arose and an opinion of counsel as to the legality of the issuance of the shares to which such discount relates. The opinion shall set forth, or specifically refer to, any applicable constitutional and statutory provisions and shall cite any decisions which in the opinion of counsel are controlling.
(7) Opinion re liquidation preference. If the registrant has any shares the preference of which upon involuntary liquidation exceeds the par or stated value thereof, there shall be filed an opinion of counsel as to whether there are any restrictions upon surplus by reason of such excess and also as to any remedies available to security holders before or after payment of any dividend that would reduce surplus to an amount less than the amount of such excess. The opinion shall set forth, or specifically refer to, any applicable constitutional and statutory provisions and shall cite any decisions which, in the opinion of counsel, are controlling.
(8) Opinion re tax matters. For filings on Form S-11 under the Securities Act ($ 239.18) or those to which Securities Act Industry Guide 5 applies, an opinion of counsel or of an independent public or certified public accountant or, in lieu thereof, a revenue ruling from the Internal Revenue Service, supporting the tax matters and consequences to the shareholders as described in the filing when such tax matters are material to the transaction for which the registration statement is being filed. This exhibit otherwise need only be filed with the other applicable registration forms where the tax consequences are material to an investor and a representation as to tax consequences is set forth in the filing. If a tax opinion is set forth in full in the filing, an indication that such is the case may be made in lieu of filing the otherwise required exhibit.
Such tax opinions may be conditioned or may be qualified, so long as such conditions and qualifications are adequately described in the filing.
(9) Voting trust agreement. Any voting trust agreements and amendments thereto.
(10) Material contracts. (i) Every contract not made in the ordinary course of business which is material to the registrant and is to be performed in whole or in part at or after the filing of the registration statement or report or was entered into not more than two years before such filing. Only contracts need be filed as to which the registrant or subsidiary of the registrant is a party or has succeeded to a party by assumption or assignment or in which the registrant or such subsidiary has a beneficial interest.
(ii) If the contract is such as ordinarily accompanies the kind of business conducted by the registrant and its subsidiaries, it will be deemed to have been made in the ordinary course of business and need not be filed unless it falls within one or more of the following categories, in which case it shall be filed except where immaterial in amount or significance:
(A) Any contract to which directors, officers, promoters, voting trustees, security holders named in the registration statement or report, or underwriters are parties other than contracts involving only the purchase or sale of current assets having a determinable market price, at such market price;
(B) Any contract upon which the registrant's business is substantially dependent, as in the case of continuing contracts to sell the major part of registrant's products or services or to purchase the major part of registrant's requirements of goods, services or raw materials or any franchise or license or other agreement to use a patent, formula, trade secret, process or trade name upon which registrant's business depends to a material extent;
(C) Any contract calling for the acquisition or sale of any property, plant or equipment for a consideration exceeding 15 percent of such fixed assets of the registrant on a consolidated basis; or
(D) Any material lease under which a part of the property described in the registration statement or report is held by the registrant.
(iii)(A) Any management contract or any compensatory plan, contract or arrangement, including but not limited to plans relating to options, warrants or rights, pension, retirement or deferred compensation or bonus, incentive or profit sharing (or if not set forth in any formal document, a written description thereof) in which any director or any of the five most highly compensated executive officers of the registrant participates shall be deemed material and shall be filed; and any other management contract or any compensatory plan, contract, or rangement in which any other executive officer of the registrant participates shall be filed unless immaterial in amount or significance.
(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(10)(iii)(A) above, the following management contracts or compensatory plans, contracts or arrangements need not be filed:
(1) Ordinary purchase and sales agency agreements.
(2) Agreements with managers of stores in a chain organization or similar organization.
(3) Contracts providing for labor or salesmen's bonuses or payments to a class of security holders, as such.
(4) Any compensatory plan, contract or arrangement which pursuant to its terms is available to employees, officers or directors generally and which in operation provides for the same method of allocation of benefits between management and nonmanagement participants.
(5) Any compensatory plan, contract or arrangement if the registrant is a foreign private issuer that furnishes compensatory information on an aggregate basis as permitted by Instruction 1 to paragraph (a) of Item 402 (§ 229.402).
(6) Any compensatory plan, contract, or arrangement if the registrant is a wholly owned subsidiary of a company that has a class of securities registered pursuant to section 12 or files reports pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act and is filing a report on Form 10-K or registering debt instruments or preferred stock which are not voting securities on Form S-2.
Instruction. With the exception of management contracts, in order to comply with paragraph (iii) above, registrants need only file copies of the various compensatory plans and need not file each individual director's or executive officer's personal agreement under the plans unless there are particular provisions in such personal agreements whose disclosure in an exhibit is necessary to an investor's understanding of that individual's compensation under the plan.
(11) Statement re computation of per share earnings. A statement setting forth in reasonable detail the computation of per share earnings, unless the computation can be clearly determined from the material contained in the registration statement or report. (See Securities Act Release No. 5133 (Feb. 18, 1971) (36 FR 4483)).
(12) Statements re computation of ratios. A statement setting forth in reasonable detail the computation of any ratio of earnings to fixed charges, any ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends or any other ratios which appear in the registration statement or report. See Item 503(d) of Regulation S-K (§ 229.503(d)).
(13) Annual report to security holders, Form 10-Q or quarterly report to security holders. The registrant's annual report to security holders for its last fiscal year, its Form 10-Q (if specifically incorporated by reference in the prospectus) or its quarterly report to security holders, if all or a portion thereof is incorporated by reference in the filing. Such report, except for those portions thereof which are expressly incorporated by reference in the filing, is to be furnished for the information of the Commission and is not to be deemed "filed” as part of the filing. If the financial statements in the report have been incorporated by reference in the filing, the accountant's certificate shall be manually signed in one copy. See Rule 411(b) ($ 230.411(b) of this chapter).
(14) Material foreign patents. Each material foreign patent for an invention not covered by a United States patent. If the filing is a registration
statement and if a substantial part of the securities to be offered or if the proceeds therefrom have been or are to be used for the particular purposes of acquiring, developing or exploiting one or more material foreign patents or patent rights, furnish a list showing the number and a brief identification of each such patent or patent right.
(15) Letter re unaudited interim financial information. A letter, where applicable, from the independent accountant which acknowledges awareness of the use in a registration statement of a report on unaudited interim financial information which pursuant to Rule 436(c) under the Securities Act ($ 230.436(c) of this chapter) is not considered a part of a registration statement prepared or certified by an accountant or a report prepared or certified by an accountant within the meaning of sections 7 and 11 of that Act. Such letter may be filed with the registration statement, an amendment thereto, or a report on Form 10-Q which is incorporated by reference into the registration statement.
(16) Letter re change in certifying accountant. A letter from the registrant's former independent accountant regarding its concurrence or disagreement with the statements made by the registrant in the current report concerning the resignation or dismissal as the registrant's principal accountant.
(17) Letter re director resignation. Any letter from a former director which sets forth a description of a disagreement with the registrant that led to the director's resignation or refusal to stand for re-election and which requests that the matter be disclosed.
(18) Letter re change in accounting principles. Unless previously filed, a letter from the registrant's independent accountant indicating whether any change in accounting principles or practices followed by the registrant, or any change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices, which affected the financial statements being filed with the Commission in the report or which is reasonably certain to affect the financial statements of future fiscal years is to an alternative principle which in his judgment is preferable under the circumstances. No such letter need be
filed when such change is made in response to a standard adopted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board that creates a new accounting principle, that expresses a preference for an accounting principle, or that rejects a specific accounting principle.
(19) Previously unfiled documents. (i) Any unfiled document, which was executed or in effect during the reporting period, shall be filed if such document would have been required to be filed as an exhibit to a registration statement on Form 10.
(ii) Any amendment or modification to a document which was previously filed with the Commission as an exhibit to Form 10, 10-K or 10-Q. Such amendment or modification need not be filed where such previously filed exhibit would not be currently required.
(20) Report furnished to security holders. If the registrant makes available to its stockholders or otherwise publishes, within the period prescribed for filing the report, a document or statement containing information meeting some or all of the requirements of Part I of Form 10-Q, the information called for may be incorporated by reference to such published document statement provided copies thereof are included as an exhibit to the registration statement or to Part I of the Form 10-Q report.
(21) Other documents or statements to security holders. If the registrant makes available to its stockholders or otherwise publishes, within the period prescribed for filing the report, a document or statement containing information meeting some or all of the requirements of this form the information called for may be incorporated by reference to such published document or statement provided copies thereof are filed as an exhibit to the report on this form.
(22) Subsidiaries of the registrant. (i) List all subsidiaries of the registrant, the state or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of each, and the names under which such subsidiaries do business. This list may be incorporated by reference from a document which includes a complete and accurate list.
(ii) The names of particular subsidiaries may be omitted if the unnamed subsidiaries, considered in the aggregate as a single subsidiary, would not constitute a significant subsidiary as of the end of the year covered by this report. (See the definition of “significant subsidiary” in Rule 1-02(v) (17 CFR 210.1-02(v)) of Regulation S-X.) The names of consolidated whollyowned multiple subsidiaries carrying on the same line of business, such as chain stores or small loan companies, may be omitted, provided the name of the immediate parent, the line of business, the number of omitted subsidiaries operating in the United States and the number operating in foreign co tries are given. This instruction shall not apply, however, to banks, insurance companies, savings and loan associations or to any subsidiary subject to regulation by another Federal agency.
(23) Published report regarding matters submitted to vote of security holders. Published reports containing all of the information called for by Item 4 of Part II of Form 10-Q or Item 4 of Part I of Form 10-K which is referred to therein in lieu of providing disclosure in Form 10-Q or 10-K, which are required to be filed as exhibits by Rule 12b-23(a)(3) under the Exchange Act (§ 240.12b-23(a)(3) of this chapter).
(24) Consents of experts and counsel—(i) Securities Act filings. All written consents required to be filed shall be dated and manually signed. Where the consent of an expert or counsel is contained in his report or opinion or elsewhere in the registration statement or document filed therewith, a reference shall be made in the index to the report, the part of the registration statement or document or opinion, containing the consent.
(ii) Exchange Act reports. Where the filing of a written consent is required with respect to material incorporated by reference in a previously filed registration statement under the Securities Act, such consent may be filed as exhibit to the material incorporated by reference. Such consents shall be dated and manually signed.
(25) Power of attorney. If any name is signed to the registration statement or report pursuant to a power of attorney, manually signed copies of such
power of attorney shall be filed. Where the power of attorney is contained elsewhere in the registration statement or documents filed therewith a reference shall be made in the index to the part of the registration statement document containing such power of attorney. In addition, if the name of any officer signing on behalf of the registrant is signed pursuant to a power of attorney, certified copies of a resolution of the registrant's board of directors authorizing such signature shall also be filed.
(26) Statement of eligibility of trustee. A statement of eligibility and qualification of each person designated to act as trustee under an indenture to be qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. Such statement of eligibility shall be bound separately from the other exhibits.
(27) Invitations for competitive bids. If the registration statement covers securities to be offered at competitive bidding, any form of communication which is an invitation for competitive bid which will be sent or given to any person shall be filed.
(28) Additional exhibits. (i) Any additional exhibits which the registrant may wish to file shall be so marked as to indicate clearly the subject matters to which they refer.
(ii) Any document (except for an exhibit) or part thereof which is incorporated by reference in the filing and is not otherwise required to be filed by this Item or is not a Commission filed document incorporated by reference in a Securities Act registration statement.
(29) Information from reports furnished to state insurance regulatory authorities. (i) If reserves for unpaid property-casualty (“P/C”) claims and claim adjustment expenses of the registrant and its consolidated subsidiaries, its unconsolidated subsidiaries and the proportionate share of the registrant and the other subsidiaries in the unpaid P/C claims and claim adjustment expenses of its 50%-or-lessowned equity investees, taken in the aggregate after intercompany eliminations, exceed one-half of the common stockholders' equity of the registrant and its consolidated subsidiaries as of the beginning of the latest fiscal year
the following information should be supplied.
(ii) The information included in Schedules O and P of Annual State. ments provided to state regulatory au. thorities by the registrant and/or its P/C insurance company affiliates for the latest year should be presented in the same format and on the same statutory basis, on a combined or consolidated basis as appropriate, separately for each of the following:
(A) The registrant and its consolidated subsidiaries and
(B) The registrant's unconsolidated subsidiaries and
(C) Fifty-percent-or-less-owned equity investees of the registrant and its subsidiaries
(iii) The combined or consolidated Schedules O and P of 50%-or-lessowned equity investees may be omitted if they file the same information with the Commission as registrants in their own right, if that fact and the name and ownership percentage of such registrants is stated.
(iv) If ending reserves in category (A), (B), or the proportionate share of the registrant and its other subsidiaries in paragraph (b)(29)(C) above are less than 5% of the total ending reserves in (A), (B), and the proportionate share of (C), that category may be omitted and that fact so noted. If the amount of the reserves attributable to 50%-or-less-owned equity investees that file this information as registrants in their own right exceeds 95% of the total category (C) reserves, information for the other 50%-or-lessowned equity investees need not be provided.
(v) Schedules O and P information need not be included for entities that are not required to file Schedules o and P with insurance regulatory authorities. However, the nature and extent of any such exclusions should be clearly noted in the Exhibit.
(vi) Registrants whose fiscal year differs from the calendar year should present Schedules O and P as of the end of the calendar year that falls within their fiscal year.
(vii) The nature and amount of the difference between reserves for claims and claim adjustment expenses reflected on Schedules O and P and the