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R164. Commerce, Securities.

Rule R164-14. Exemptions.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R164-14-1e. Exchange Listing Exemption.

(A) Authority and Purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(1)(e) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) The rule identifies additional exchanges for which the exemption under Subsection 61-1-14(1)(e) is available.

(3) The rule also states the procedure whereby confirmation of the availability of the exemption can be obtained.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Confirmation" means written confirmation of the exemption from registration from the Division.

(2) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(3) "Exchange Tiers" means the different levels, groups or markets within an exchange or medium, whereby each level requires substantively different, as opposed to alternate and comparable, listing and maintenance criteria.

(4) "Exemption" means the exemption provided in Subsection 61-1-14(1)(e).

(C) Recognized exchanges

(1) A security listed on one of the following exchanges or mediums is exempt from registration:

(1)(a) New York Stock Exchange

(1)(b) NYSE Amex Equities

(1)(c) NASDAQ Global

(1)(d) NASDAQ Global Select

(1)(e) NASDAQ Capital Market

(1)(f) Chicago Board Options Exchange

(1)(g) Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

(2) A security listed on one of the following exchanges or mediums is exempt from registration for the limited purpose of nonissuer transactions effected by or through a licensed broker-dealer:

(2)(a) Chicago Stock Exchange

(2)(b) Philadelphia Stock Exchange/Tier II

(D) Listed securities

(1) As to securities listed with a recognized exchange or medium, the exemption is self-executing.

(2) If desired, any person may request confirmation of the exemption in the manner described below.

(E) Securities approved for listing

(1) A security which is "approved for listing upon notice of issuance" on a recognized exchange or medium enumerated in Subparagraph (C)(1) of this rule qualifies for the exemption. The exemption is self-executing.

(2) If desired, any person may request confirmation of the exemption in the manner described below.

(F) Senior or substantially equal rank securities

(1) An unlisted security of the same issuer which is of senior or substantially equal rank to the security listed on a recognized exchange or medium enumerated in Subparagraph (C)(1) of this rule qualifies for the exemption. The exemption is self-executing.

(2) If desired, any person may request confirmation of the exemption in the manner described below.

(G) Delisted or suspended securities

(1) If a listed security becomes delisted or suspended, the exemption is not available to the security or a senior or substantially equal rank security for the period during which the security is delisted or suspended.

(H) Requests for confirmation

(1) A confirmation from the Division may be requested by any person.

(2) The request for confirmation must include documentary proof of the listing or approval for listing upon notice of issuance with the recognized exchange or medium which is relied upon as the basis for the exemption.

(3) The required documentary proof must indicate, where applicable, that the listing is current and must include:

(3)(a) a signed copy of the listing agreement;

(3)(b) a copy of the receipt for payment; or

(3)(c) a signed copy of a letter from the recognized exchange or medium with which the security is listed which acknowledges listing and the effective date thereof, or acknowledges approval for listing upon notice of issuance.

(4) Each request for confirmation must include a filing fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule.

(5) In response to a complete request for confirmation, the Division will issue a letter confirming the availability of the exemption.

(6) The Division will issue a copy of the letter confirming the availability of the exemption to any person so requesting in writing or in person for the cost of the photocopying.

(I) Exchange tiers

(1) Except as provided in Subparagraph (I)(2) of this rule, where a recognized exchange or medium has more than one tier, the exemption applies only to the highest tier.

(2) The exemption applies to a lower tier of a recognized exchange or medium if the lower tier is specifically named in this rule.

R164-14-2b. Manual Listing Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(b) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) The rule specifies recognized securities manuals.

(3) The rule prescribes the information upon which each listing must be based to qualify for the exemption.

(4) The rule sets forth the exclusive method of claiming the transactional exemption contained in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(b).

(4)(a) Except as provided in Paragraph (H), the exemption is not self-executing and may not be relied upon until the Division confirms the exemption as provided below.

(4)(b) A confirmation may only be requested by a broker-dealer licensed with the Division or by the issuer of the securities for which the exemption is sought.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Blank-check company" means a development stage company that:

(1)(a) has no business plan or purpose;

(1)(b) has not fully disclosed its business plan or purpose; or

(1)(c) has only indicated that its business plan is to engage in a merger or acquisition with an unidentified company or companies.

(2) "Blind-pool company" means a development stage company that has generally disclosed its business plan or purpose, but such business plan or purpose has not identified specific properties or products to be purchased, constructed or developed.

(3) "Confirmation" means written confirmation of the exemption from registration from the Division.

(4) "Development stage company" means a company that is devoting substantially all of its efforts to acquiring or establishing a new business and either of the following conditions exists:

(4)(a) planned principal operations have not commenced; or

(4)(b) planned principal operations have commenced, but there has been no significant revenues therefrom.

(5) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(6) "Dormant company" means a company which does not pursue nor has the financial capacity to pursue a business plan or purpose, whether or not it is a development stage company.

(7) "Exemption" means the exemption provided in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(b) of the Act.

(8) "Financial statements" means a balance sheet, an income statement or statement of operations, a statement of cash flows, a statement of stockholders' equity, if a corporation or partners' capital, if a partnership, and appropriate notes to the financial statements.

(9) "Shell company" means a company which does not pursue nor has the financial capacity to pursue a business plan or purpose, whether or not it is a development stage company.

(10) "Significant change" means any change involving a reorganization, merger, acquisition, or other change which causes the issuer to increase its issued and outstanding shares of stock by at least 40% of the issued and outstanding shares before the change.

(C) Recognized securities manuals

(1) The Division recognizes the following securities manuals:

(1)(a) The OTCQX and OTCQB markets maintained by OTC Markets Group Inc.

(1)(b) Mergent's Industrial Manual

(1)(c) Mergent's Bank and Finance Manual

(1)(d) Mergent's Transportation Manual

(1)(e) Mergent's OTC Industrial Manual

(1)(f) Mergent's Public Utility Manual

(1)(g) Mergent's OTC Unlisted Manual

(1)(h) Mergent's International Manual

(D) Information upon which listing must be based

(1) A listing must be based upon the following information, which must be filed with the selected recognized securities manual:

(1)(a) the issuer's name, current street and mailing address and telephone number;

(1)(b) the names and titles of the executive officers and members of the board of directors of the issuer;

(1)(c) a description of the issuer's business;

(1)(d) the number of shares of each class of stock outstanding at the balance sheet date; and

(1)(e)(i) the issuer's annual financial statements as of a date within 18 months which have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and audited by an independent certified public accountant who has issued an unqualified opinion; if the issuer has been organized for less than one year, the financial statements must be for the period from inception; or

(1)(e)(ii) in the case of a reorganization or merger where the parties to the reorganization or merger had an audited balance sheet and an audited income statement, a pro forma balance sheet for the combined organization and a pro forma income statement.

(E) Confirmation requirement

(1) Except as provided in Paragraph (H), confirmation must be obtained prior to relying upon the exemption.

(2) A request for confirmation must include:

(2)(a) all information filed with the selected recognized securities manual;

(2)(b) a copy of the listing with the recognized securities manual which is based upon the information filed under paragraph (D); and

(2)(c) a filing fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule.

(3) In response to a request for confirmation which complies with this rule, the Division will issue a letter confirming the exemption.

(4) The Division will issue a copy of the letter confirming the exemption to any person so requesting in writing or in person for the cost of the photocopying, and mailing if necessary.

(F) Term of exemption

(1) Except as provided in Subparagraph (F)(2), the exemption becomes effective on the date confirmed by the Division.

(2) The exemption for the securities of an issuer which qualify under Paragraph (H) becomes effective on the date a listing, based upon the information required under Paragraph (D), is published in a recognized securities manual.

(3) The exemption shall expire upon the earliest of:

(3)(a) A date 18 months from the date of the annual financial statements required under paragraph (D); or

(3)(b) The date of a new annual issue or edition of the recognized securities manual which does not contain a listing based upon the information required under paragraph (D);

(G) Blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company

(1) The exemption is not available to a blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company which has not previously registered its securities with the Division.

(2) A company which has not previously registered its securities with the Division which, within the past three fiscal years of the company, has merged with or been acquired by a blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company, which has not previously registered its securities with the Division, must file:

(2)(a) with the recognized securities manual, the information required under paragraph (D), as to all parties to such transaction;

(2)(b) with the Division, the shareholders list reflecting the initial public offering of the blank-check, blind-pool, dormant or shell company; and

(2)(c) with the Division, the shareholders list of the company, current within thirty days of the request for confirmation of the exemption.

(H) Exceptions to confirmation requirement

(1) Confirmation prior to relying upon the exemption shall not be required for any security if at the time of the transaction:

(1)(a) the security is sold at a price reasonably related to the current market price of such security;

(1)(b) the security does not constitute the whole or part of an unsold allotment to, or subscription or participation by, a broker-dealer as an underwriter of the security;

(1)(c) the security has been outstanding in the hands of the public for at least 90 days;

(1)(d) the issuer of the security is a going concern, actually engaged in business and is not in the development stage, in bankruptcy or receivership;

(1)(e) the issuer of the security has been in continuous operation for at least five years; and

(1)(f) the information required by Paragraph (D) is contained in a recognized securities manual listed in Paragraph (C).

R164-14-2m. Secondary Trading Transactional Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(m) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) The rule sets forth the exclusive method of claiming the transactional exemption contained in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(m).

(2)(a) The exemption is not self-executing. It may not be relied upon until the Division confirms the exemption as provided below.

(2)(b) A confirmation may only be requested by a broker-dealer licensed with the Division or by the issuer of the securities for which the exemption is sought.

(2)(c) The exemption is available only for transactions effected by or through a broker-dealer licensed with the Division.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Blank-check company" means a development stage company that:

(1)(a) has no business plan or purpose;

(1)(b) has not fully disclosed its business plan or purpose; or

(1)(c) has only indicated that its business plan is to engage in a merger or acquisition with an unidentified company or companies.

(2) "Blind-pool company" means a development stage company that has generally disclosed its business plan or purpose, but such business plan or purpose has not identified specific properties or products to be purchased, constructed or developed.

(3) "Confirmation" means written confirmation of the exemption from registration from the Division.

(4) "Development stage company" means a company that is devoting substantially all of its efforts to acquiring or establishing a new business and either of the following conditions exists:

(4)(a) planned principal operations have not commenced; or

(4)(b) planned principal operations have commenced, but there has been no significant revenues therefrom.

(5) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(6) "Dormant company" means a company which does not pursue nor has the financial capacity to pursue a business plan or purpose, whether or not it is a development stage company.

(7) "Exemption" means the exemption provided in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(m).

(8) "Financial statements" means a balance sheet, an income statement or statement of operations, a statement of cash flows, a statement of stockholders' equity, if a corporation or partners' capital, if a partnership, and appropriate notes to the financial statements.

(9) "Shell company" means a company which does not pursue nor has the financial capacity to pursue a business plan or purpose, whether or not it is a development stage company.

(C) Request for confirmation

(1) The broker-dealer or issuer should file a request for confirmation with the Division in advance of the expiration of the previous registration statement or exemption to provide the Division a reasonable period of time in which to review the request.

(2) A request for confirmation must include the information required in paragraph (D).

(3) A request for confirmation must include a fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule.

(4) In response to a request for confirmation which complies with this rule, the Division will issue a letter confirming the exemption.

(5) The Division will issue a copy of the letter confirming the exemption to any person so requesting in writing or in person for the cost of the photocopying, and mailing if necessary.

(D) Required information

(1) A reporting company which is required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the preceding year must file one copy of the registration statement or the most recent Form 10-K which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and containing financial statements dated not more than 15 months prior to this filing.

(2) A non-reporting company must file:

(2)(a) The following information:

(2)(a)(i) The exact name of the issuer and its predecessor(s), if any;

(2)(a)(ii) The street address of the issuer's principal executive offices;

(2)(a)(iii) The state of and date of incorporation or organization of the issuer;

(2)(a)(iv) The exact title and class of security for which the exemption is sought;

(2)(a)(v) The par or stated value of the security for which the exemption is sought;

(2)(a)(vi) The number of public, and restricted securities outstanding as of the end of the issuer's most recent fiscal year and a statement as to the date of the last fiscal year end;

(2)(a)(vii) The name and street address of the transfer agent for the securities for which the exemption is sought;

(2)(a)(viii) A description of the nature of the issuer's business;

(2)(a)(ix) A description of the products or services offered by the issuer;

(2)(a)(x) A description of the nature and extent of the issuer's facilities;

(2)(a)(xi) The names, titles and terms of office of the executive officers and members of the board of directors;

(2)(a)(xii) The names and street addresses of broker-dealers in Utah or associated person affiliated, directly or indirectly, with the issuer of the securities for which the exemption is sought.

(2)(b) Financial statements for the issuer's most recent fiscal year which meet all of the following requirements:

(2)(b)(i) be audited or reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant (CPA);

(2)(b)(ii) be prepared in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);

(2)(b)(iii) be prepared in conformity with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS), or both;

(2)(b)(iv) contain an unqualified audit opinion, where an audit is performed, except that certain qualifications may be allowed in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Division;

(2)(b)(v) contain an accountant's report stating that no material modifications are necessary for the financial statements to conform with GAAP, where a review is performed;

(2)(b)(vi) contain the signature of the preparer of the financial statements;

(2)(c) Financial statements of the issuer for the two fiscal years preceding the most recent fiscal year or for the time the issuer or its predecessor(s) has been in existence. The requirements of paragraph (D)(2)(b) also apply to these financial statements;

(2)(d) Financial statements, dated within 30 days before the merger or acquisition, of the corporation, partnership, or proprietorship which was acquired by or merged with the issuer during the issuer's most recent fiscal year. The requirements of paragraph (D)(2)(b) also apply to these financial statements;

(2)(e) A statement that the person submitting the information has read all of the information submitted and that to the best of his knowledge the information is accurate and complete;

(2)(f) If a broker-dealer is submitting the information, the original signature of the licensed official of the broker-dealer beneath the statement required by item (e) of this paragraph (D)(2) and the signatory's name and street address typed or printed beneath it;

(2)(g) If an issuer is submitting the information, the original signature of a current executive officer or director of the issuer beneath the statement required by item (e) of this paragraph(D)(2) and the signatory's name and street address typed or printed beneath it;

(2)(h) Copies of all complaints and orders with respect to material litigation that occurred during the past five years involving the issuer, the assets, liabilities, or both of the issuer, the securities of the issuer, or any officer or director of the issuer; and

(2)(i) Other documents as the Division may request.

(E) Amended information

(1) The required information filed pursuant to paragraph (D) may be amended by forwarding the correct information to the Division and requesting that the file be amended accordingly.

(2) If the amended information indicates that the issuer has changed its fiscal year, an amendment will not be permitted and the information will be treated as a new request for exemption.

(3) No fee is required for an amendment.

(F) Term of exemption

(1) The exemption becomes effective upon the date confirmed by the Division to the earliest of:

(1)(a) A date three months after the issuer's next fiscal year end; or

(1)(b) A date ten working days from the date of any shareholders meeting unless all material changes resulting from the meeting have been filed pursuant to paragraph (E); or

(1)(c) A date 30 calendar days from the date of any material change, not resulting from a shareholder vote, unless information with respect to the material change has been filed pursuant to paragraph (E).

(G) Blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company

(1) A blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company which has not previously registered its securities with the Division may not rely upon the exemption.

(2) A company which has not previously registered its securities with the Division which, within the past three fiscal years of the company, has merged with or been acquired by a blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company, which has not previously registered its securities with the Division, must file:

(2)(a) the information specified in paragraph (D), as to all parties to the transaction;

(2)(b) the shareholders list reflecting the initial public offering of the blank-check, blind-pool, dormant, or shell company; and

(2)(c) the shareholders list of the company current within thirty days of the request for confirmation of the exemption.

(H) Miscellaneous

(1) The information contained in broker-dealers' files and the information which they use to solicit transactions relying upon the exemption must be kept current.

(2) In no event does compliance with the requirements of this rule relieve broker-dealers or their agents from any obligations imposed by Section 61-1-1 or 61-1-6 or the rules thereunder.

R164-14-2n. Uniform Limited Offering Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(n) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) Nothing in this rule is intended to or should be construed as in any way relieving issuers or persons acting on behalf of issuers from providing disclosure to prospective investors adequate to satisfy the anti-fraud provisions of Section 61-1-1.

(3) In view of the objective of this rule and the purposes and policies underlying Section 61-1-1 et seq., the safe-harbor exemption is not available to any issuer with respect to any transaction which, although in technical compliance with this rule, is part of a plan or scheme to evade registration or the conditions or limitations explicitly stated in this rule.

(4) Nothing in this rule is intended to relieve a licensed broker-dealer or broker-dealer agent from the due diligence, suitability, know-your-customer standards, or any other requirements of state or federal law otherwise applicable to such licensed persons.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(2) "Safe-harbor exemption" means the exemption provided in this rule.

(3) "SEC" means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

(C) Safe-harbor exemption

Any offer or sale of securities offered or sold in compliance with SEC Rule 505, Exemption for Limited Offers and Sales of Securities Not Exceeding $5,000,000, 17 CFR 230.505 (1993), including any offer or sale made exempt by application of SEC Rule 508, Insignificant Deviations from a Term, Condition or Requirement of Regulation D, 17 CFR 230.508 (1993), which are adopted and incorporated by reference and available from the SEC and the Division, and which offer or sale of securities satisfies the following further conditions and limitations is determined to be exempt from the registration requirement of Section 61-1-7:

(1) No commission, fee, or other remuneration shall be paid or given, directly or indirectly, to any person for soliciting any prospective purchaser in this state unless such person is appropriately licensed with the Division.

(a) It is a defense to a violation of this paragraph if the issuer sustains the burden of proof to establish that it did not know and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known that the person who received a commission, fee, or other remuneration was not appropriately licensed with the Division.

(2) The safe-harbor exemption shall not be available for the securities of any issuer if any of the parties described in SEC Rule 262, Disqualification Provisions, 17 CFR 230.262 (1994), which is adopted and incorporated by reference and available from the Division:

(a) Has filed a registration statement which is the subject of a currently effective registration stop order entered pursuant to any state's securities law.

(b) Has been convicted within five years prior to the filing of the notice required under this rule of any felony or misdemeanor in connection with the offer, purchase, or sale of any security or any felony involving fraud or deceit, including forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, or conspiracy to defraud.

(c) Is currently subject to any state administrative enforcement order or judgment entered by that state's securities administrator within five years prior to the filing of the notice required under this rule or is subject to any state's administrative enforcement order or judgment in which fraud or deceit, including making untrue statements of material facts or omitting to state material facts, was found and the order or judgment was entered within five years prior to the filing of the notice required under this rule.

(d) Is subject to any state's administrative enforcement order or judgment which prohibits, denies, or revokes the use of any exemption from registration in connection with the offer, purchase, or sale of securities.

(e) Is currently subject to any order, judgment, or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction temporarily or preliminarily restraining or enjoining, or is subject to any order, judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently restraining or enjoining, such party from engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or involving the making of any false filing with the state entered within five years prior to the filing of the notice required under this rule.

(f) The prohibitions of Subparagraphs (a) through (c) and (e) above shall not apply if the person subject to the disqualification is licensed or registered to conduct securities-related business in the state in which the administrative order or judgment was entered against such person or if the broker-dealer employing such party is licensed with the Division and SEC Form BD - Uniform Application for Broker-Dealer Registration, July 1988, filed with the CRD discloses the order, conviction, judgment or decree relating to such person. No person disqualified under this paragraph may act in a capacity other than that for which the person is licensed.

(g) Any disqualification caused by this paragraph is automatically waived if the state securities administrator or agency of the state which created the basis for disqualification determines that it is not necessary that the safe-harbor exemption be denied.

(h) It is a defense to a violation of this paragraph if issuer sustains the burden of proof to establish that it did not know and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known that a disqualification under this paragraph existed.

(D) Notice requirement

(1) The issuer shall file with the Division:

(a) One manually-signed copy of SEC Form D, 17 CFR 239.500 (1993), no later than 15 days after the first sale of securities in Utah in reliance upon this safe-harbor exemption and at such other times and in the form required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under SEC Rule 503, Filing of Notice of Sales, 17 CFR 230.503 (1993);

(b) One copy of the information furnished by the issuer to offerees located within the state;

(c) NASAA Form U-2 - Uniform Consent to Service of Process, which is available from NASAA or the Division; and

(d) A fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule.

(2) Within 30 days after termination of the offering the issuer shall file with the Division one completed Division Form 14-2n, Uniform Limited Offering Exemption Final Report.

(E) Sales to nonaccredited investors

(1) In all sales to nonaccredited investors in this state one of the following conditions must be satisfied or the issuer and any person acting on its behalf shall have reasonable grounds to believe and after making reasonable inquiry shall believe that one of the following conditions is satisfied:

(a) The investment is suitable for the purchaser upon the basis of the facts, if any, disclosed by the purchaser as to the purchaser's other security holdings, financial situation and needs. For the purpose of this condition only, it may be presumed that if the investment does not exceed 10% of the investor's net worth, it is suitable.

(b) The purchaser either alone or with a representative has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that the purchaser is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment.

(F) Effect upon exemption from Section 61-1-7 of failure to comply with certain provisions

A failure to comply with a term, condition or requirement of Subparagraph (C)(1) or Paragraphs (D) or (E) of this rule will not result in loss of the exemption from the requirements of Section 61-1-7 for any offer or sale to a particular individual or entity if the person relying on the exemption shows:

(1) the failure to comply did not pertain to a term, condition, or requirement directly intended to protect that particular individual or entity; and

(2) the failure to comply was insignificant with respect to the offering as a whole; and

(3) a good faith and reasonable attempt was made to comply with all applicable terms, conditions and requirements of Subparagraph (C)(1), or Paragraphs (D) or (E) of this rule.

(G) Limitation of exemption established in reliance upon Paragraph (F)

Where an exemption is established only through reliance upon Paragraph (F) of this rule, the failure to comply shall nonetheless be actionable by the director under Section 61-1-14 or 61-1-20.

(H) Prohibition against combining exemption with other exemptions

Transactions which are exempt under this rule may not be combined with offers and sales exempt under any other rule or section; however, nothing in this limitation shall act as an election. Should for any reason the offer and sale fail to comply with all of the conditions of this safe-harbor exemption, the issuer may claim the availability of any other applicable exemption.

(I) Authority to modify or waive conditions

The director may, by order, increase the number of purchasers or waive any other conditions of this safe-harbor exemption.

(J) Title

The safe-harbor exemption authorized by this rule shall be known and may be cited as the "Uniform Limited Offering Exemption."

R164-14-2p. Reorganization Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(p) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) The rule sets forth the exclusive method of claiming the exemption contained in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(p). The exemption is not self-executing.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(2) "Exemption" means the exemption provided in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(p).

(3) "SEC" means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

(C) Filing Requirements

Persons whose security holders are to consent, vote or resolve as to a transaction or series of transactions involving a merger, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, or sale of assets may claim the exemption by filing with the Division, not less than ten business days prior to any necessary vote or action on any necessary consent or resolution, all of the following:

(1) the proxy or informational materials required by Paragraph (D);

(2) NASAA Form U-2, Uniform Consent to Service of Process;

(3) a fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule; and

(4) other documents as the Division may request.

(D) Proxy or informational materials

The Proxy or informational materials to be filed with the Division pursuant to Subparagraph (C)(1) and distributed to all securities holders entitled to vote in the transaction or series of transactions shall be:

(1) the proxy or informational materials filed under Section 14(a) or (c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 if any person involved in the transaction is required to file proxy or informational materials under Section 14(a) or (c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and has so filed;

(2) the proxy or informational materials filed with the appropriate regulatory agency or official of its domiciliary state if any person involved in the transaction is an insurance company who is exempt from filing under Section 12(g)(2)(G) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; or

(3) one manually signed Form 14-2p and the information specified in SEC Schedule 14A, Form S-4, or Form F-4 if all persons involved in the transaction are exempt from filing under Section 12(g)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

(E) Transactions eligible for exemption

For purposes of Subsection 61-1-14(2)(p)(i), "each person involved" includes each person whose securities are offered or sold to or purchased from the securities holders of such persons.

R164-14-2v. MJDS - Secondary Trading Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) This rule provides a secondary trading exemption for securities offered by Canadian issuers which have been offered in the United States pursuant to MJDS through a registration statement on SEC Form F-8, F-9 or F-10 declared effective by the SEC.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(2) "MJDS" means the multijurisdictional disclosure system with Canada as adopted by the SEC in Securities Act Release No. 6902, effective July 1, 1991.

(3) "SEC" means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

(C) Exemption

(1) The Division finds that continued registration is not necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors in any class of a Canadian issuer's security which has been offered pursuant to Section 61-1-9 and MJDS through a registration statement on SEC Form F-8, F-9 or F-10 declared effective by the SEC and the Division.

(2) Accordingly, any non-issuer transaction, effected by or through a licensed broker-dealer, involving such a security shall be exempt from registration.

R164-14-21v. Solicitations of Interest Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) The rule enables an issuer to solicit indications of interest in a future offering of securities by the issuer to determine the likelihood of success of the offering before incurring costs associated with registering the offering.

(3) All communications made in reliance on this rule are subject to the anti-fraud provisions of Section 61-1-1.

(4) The Division may or may not review the materials filed pursuant to this rule. Materials filed, if reviewed, will be judged under anti-fraud principles. Any discussion in the offering documents of the potential rewards of the investment must be balanced by a discussion of possible risks.

(5) Any offer effected in violation of this rule may constitute an unlawful offer of an unregistered security for which civil liability attaches under Section 61-1-22. Likewise any misrepresentation or omission may give rise to civil liability. Under the Act, a subsequent registration of the security for the sale of the security does not "cure" the previous unlawful offer. Only a rescission offer made in accordance with the provisions of the Act can accomplish such a "cure."

(B) Definitions

(1) "Act" means Title 61, Chapter 1, Utah Uniform Securities Act.

(2) "Director" means the director of the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(3) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(4) "SEC" means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

(C) Requirements

(1) An offer, but not a sale, of a security made by or on behalf of an issuer for the sole purpose of soliciting an indication of interest in receiving a prospectus, or its equivalent, for such security is exempt from Section 61-1-7, if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(1)(a) The issuer is or will be a business entity organized under the laws of one of the states or possessions of the United States or one of the provinces or territories of Canada;

(1)(b) The issuer is engaged in or proposes to engage in a business other than petroleum exploration or production or mining or other extractive industries and is not a "blind pool" offering or other offering for which the specific business or properties cannot now be described;

(1)(c) The offerer intends to register the security in this state and conduct its offering pursuant to either SEC Regulation A, Conditional Small Issues Exemption, 17 CFR 230.251 through 17 CFR 230.263 (1995), SEC Rule 504, Exemption for Limited Offerings and Sales of Securities Not Exceeding $1,000,000, 17 CFR 230.504 (1995), or SEC Rule 147, "Part of an Issue," "Person Resident," and "Doing Business Within" for Purposes of Section 3(a)(11), 17 CFR 230.147 (1995), which are incorporated by reference;

(1)(d) Ten (10) business days prior to the initial solicitation of interest under this rule, the offerer files with the Division, Form 14-21s, Solicitation of Interest Form, any other materials to be used to conduct solicitations of interest, including, but not limited to, the script of any broadcast to be made and a copy of any notice to be published, and a fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule;

(1)(e) Five (5) business days prior to usage, the offerer files with the Division any amendments to the foregoing materials or additional materials to be used to conduct solicitations of interest, except for materials provided to a particular offeree pursuant to a request by that offeree;

(1)(f) No Solicitation of Interest Form, script, advertisement or other material can be used to solicit indications of interest unless approved by the Division;

(1)(g) Except for scripted broadcasts and published notices, the offerer does not communicate with any offeree about the contemplated offering unless the offeree is provided with the most current Solicitation of Interest Form at or before the time of the communication or within five (5) calendar days from the communication;

(1)(h) During the solicitation of interest period, the offerer does not solicit or accept money or a commitment to purchase securities;

(1)(i) No sale is made until seven (7) calendar days after delivery to the purchaser of a final prospectus or in those instances in which delivery of a preliminary prospectus is allowed, a preliminary prospectus; and

(1)(j) The offerer does not know, and in the exercise of reasonable care, could not know that the issuer or any of the issuer's officers, directors, ten percent shareholders or promoters:

(1)(j)(i) Has filed a registration statement which is the subject of a currently effective registration stop order entered pursuant to any federal or state securities law within five years prior to the filing of the Solicitation of Interest Form;

(1)(j)(ii) Has been convicted within five years prior to the filing of the Solicitation of Interest Form of any felony or misdemeanor in connection with the offer, purchase or sale of any security or any felony involving fraud or deceit, including, but not limited to, forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, or conspiracy to defraud;

(1)(j)(iii) Is currently subject to any federal or state administrative enforcement order or judgment entered by any state securities administrator or the SEC within five years prior to the filing of the Solicitation of Interest Form or is subject to any federal or state administrative enforcement order or judgment entered within five years prior to the filing of the Solicitation of Interest Form in which fraud or deceit, including, but not limited to, making untrue statements of material facts and omitting to state material facts, was found;

(1)(j)(iv) Is subject to any federal or state administrative enforcement order or judgment which prohibits, denies, or revokes the use of any exemption from registration in connection with the offer, purchase or sale of securities; or

(1)(j)(v) Is currently subject to any order, judgment, or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction temporarily or preliminarily restraining or enjoining, or is subject to any order, judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently restraining or enjoining, such party from engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or involving the making of any false filing with the state entered within five years prior to the filing of the Solicitation of Interest Form.

(2) The prohibitions listed in Subparagraph (C)(1)(j) shall not apply if the person subject to the disqualification is duly licensed or registered to conduct securities related business in the state in which the administrative order or judgment was entered against such person or if the broker-dealer employing the party is licensed in this state and the SEC Form BD - Uniform Application for Broker-Dealer Registration, filed with this state discloses the order, conviction, judgment or decree relating to the person. No person disqualified under subparagraph (C)(1)(j) may act in a capacity other than that for which the person is licensed or registered. Any disqualification caused by subparagraph (C)(1)(j) is automatically waived if the agency which created the basis for disqualification determines upon a showing of good cause that it is not necessary under the circumstances that the exemption be denied.

(3)(a) A failure to comply with any condition of Subparagraph (C)(1) will not result in the loss of the exemption from the requirements of Section 61-1-7 for any offer to a particular individual or entity if the offerer shows:

(3)(a)(i) the failure to comply did not pertain to a condition directly intended to protect that particular individual or entity;

(3)(a)(ii) the failure to comply was insignificant with respect to the offering as a whole; and

(3)(a)(iii) a good faith and reasonable attempt was made to comply with all applicable terms, conditions and requirements of Subparagraph (C)(1).

(3)(b) Where an exemption is established only through reliance on Subparagraph (C)(3)(a), the failure to comply shall nonetheless be actionable as a violation of the Act by the Director under Section 61-1-20 and constitute grounds for denying or revoking the exemption as to a specific security or transaction.

(4) The offerer shall comply with the requirements set forth below. Failure to comply will not result in the loss of the exemption from the requirements of Section 61-1-7, but shall be a violation of the Act, be actionable by the Director under Section 61-1-20, and constitute grounds for denying or revoking the exemption as to a specific security or transaction.

(4)(a) Any published notice or script for broadcast must contain at least the identity of the chief executive officer of the issuer, a brief and general description of its business and products, and the following legends:

(4)(a)(i) NO MONEY OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IS BEING SOLICITED AND NONE WILL BE ACCEPTED;

(4)(a)(ii) NO SALES OF THE SECURITIES WILL BE MADE OR COMMITMENT TO PURCHASE ACCEPTED UNTIL DELIVERY OF A PROSPECTUS THAT INCLUDES COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUER AND THE OFFERING;

(4)(a)(iii) AN INDICATION OF INTEREST MADE BY A PROSPECTIVE INVESTOR INVOLVES NO OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND; and

(4)(a)(iv) THIS OFFER IS BEING MADE PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS. NEITHER THE FEDERAL NOR THE STATE AUTHORITIES HAVE CONFIRMED THE ACCURACY OR DETERMINED THE ADEQUACY OF THIS DOCUMENT OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT PRESENTED TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OFFER. NO SALE MAY BE MADE UNTIL THE OFFERING STATEMENT IS QUALIFIED BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IF MADE PURSUANT TO REGULATION A, AND IS REGISTERED IN THIS STATE;

(4)(b) All communications with prospective investors made in reliance on this rule must cease after a registration statement is filed in this state, and no sale may be made until at least twenty (20) calendar days after the last communication made in reliance on this rule; and

(4)(c) A preliminary prospectus, or its equivalent, may only be used in connection with an offering for which indications of interest have been solicited under this rule if the offering is conducted by a registered broker-dealer.

(5) The Director may waive any condition of this exemption in writing, upon application by the offerer and cause having been shown. Neither compliance nor attempted compliance with this rule, nor the absence of any objection or order by the Director with respect to any offer of securities undertaken pursuant to this rule, shall be deemed to be a waiver of any condition of the rule or deemed to be a confirmation by the Director of the availability of this rule.

(6) Offers made in reliance on this rule will not result in a violation of Section 61-1-7 by virtue of being integrated with subsequent offers or sales of securities unless such subsequent offers and sales would be integrated under federal securities laws.

(7) Issuers on whose behalf indications of interest are solicited under this rule may not make offers or sales in reliance on Subsections 61-1-14(2)(i), 61-1-14(2)(n) or 61-1-14(2)(q) until six (6) months after the last communication with a prospective investor made pursuant to this rule.

R164-14-23v. Foreign Securities - Secondary Trading Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) This rule provides an exemption for secondary market transactions in securities offered by foreign issuers satisfying the requirements of this rule.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(C) Exemption

(1) The Division finds that continued registration is not necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors in an outstanding security issued by any corporation organized under the laws of a foreign country with which the United States currently maintains diplomatic relations (or an American Depository Receipt relating to such a security), provided either:

(1)(a) the security appears in the most recent Federal Reserve Board List of Foreign Margin Stocks;

(1)(b) the issuer is currently required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission information and reports pursuant to Sections 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is not delinquent in such filing; or

(1)(c) the issuer is not subject to the reporting requirements of Sections 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and all of the following conditions are met:

(1)(c)(i) the issuer, including any predecessors, has been in continuous operation for at least 5 years and is a going concern actually engaged in business and neither in the organization stage nor in bankruptcy or receivership;

(1)(c)(ii) the number of shares outstanding is at least 2,500,000 and the number of shareholders is at least 5,000;

(1)(c)(iii) the market value of the outstanding shares, other than debt securities and preferred stock, is at least U.S. $100 million;

(1)(c)(iv) the issuer, as of the date of its most recent financial statement, which may not be more than 18 months old and which has been audited in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles of its country of domicile, has net tangible assets of at least U.S. $100 million;

(1)(c)(v) the issuer had net income after all charges, including taxes and extraordinary losses, and excluding extraordinary gains, of either

(1)(c)(v)(aa) at least U.S. $50 million in total for its last three fiscal years, or

(1)(c)(v)(bb) at least U.S. $20 million in each of its last two fiscal years; and

(1)(c)(vi) if the security is a debt security or preferred stock, the issuer has not during the past 5 years, or during the period of its existence if shorter, defaulted in the payment of any dividend, principal, interest or sinking fund installment thereon.

(2) Accordingly, any non-issuer transaction, effected by or through a licensed broker-dealer, involving such a security shall be exempt from registration.

R164-14-24v. Internet Solicitations Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) This rule provides an exemption for offers effected through the Internet which do not result in sales in Utah.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(2) "Internet" means the global information system comprised of independent computer networks which are interconnected and share information without the use of a central processing center by use of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite, to include without limitation, the World Wide Web, proprietary or "common carrier" electronic delivery systems, or similar medium.

(3) "Internet Offer" means a communication, regarding the offering of securities within the meaning of Subsection 61-1-13(1)(bb)(ii), made on the Internet and directed generally to anyone who has access to the Internet, including persons in Utah.

(C) Exemption

(1) The Division finds that registration is not necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors in connection with Internet Offers, provided:

(1)(a) an offer is not specifically directed to any person in Utah;

(1)(b) the Internet Offer indicates that the securities are not being offered to and sales will not be effected with persons in Utah; and

(1)(c) no sales of the issuer's securities are made in Utah as a result of the Internet Offer.

R164-14-25v. Accredited Investor Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) This rule provides an exemption for offers and sales to accredited investors. The rule also permits a limited use advertisement.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Accredited Investor" means an accredited investor as defined in 17 CFR 230.501(a) which is incorporated by reference.

(2) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(3) "Exemption" means the exemption provided in Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v).

(C) Exemption

The Division finds that registration is not necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors pursuant to Section 61-1-14(2)(v) in connection with any offer or sale of a security by an issuer in a transaction that meets the requirements of this rule.

(D) Purchaser qualifications

Sales of securities shall be made only to persons who are or the issuer reasonably believes are accredited investors.

(E) Issuer Limitations

The exemption is not available to an issuer that is in the development stage that either has no specific business plan or purpose or has indicated that its business plan is to engage in a merger or acquisition with an unidentified company or companies, or other entity or person.

(F) Investment Intent

The issuer reasonably believes that all purchasers are purchasing for investment and not with the view to or for sale in connection with a distribution of the security. Any resale of a security sold in reliance on this exemption within 12 months of sale shall be presumed to be with a view to distribution and not for investment, except a resale pursuant to a registration statement effective under Sections 61-1-9, or 6-1-10 or to an accredited investor pursuant to an exemption under Section 61-1-14.

(G) Disqualifications

(1) The exemption is not available to an issuer if the issuer, any of the issuer's predecessors, any affiliated issuer, any of the issuer's directors, officers, general partners, beneficial owners of 10% or more of any class of its equity securities, any of the issuer's promoters presently connected with the issuer in any capacity, any underwriter of the securities to be offered, or any partner, director or officer of such underwriter:

(1)(a) within the last five years, has filed a registration statement which is the subject of a currently effective registration stop order entered by any state securities administrator or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission;

(1)(b) within the last five years, has been convicted of any criminal offense in connection with the offer, purchase or sale of any security, or involving fraud or deceit;

(1)(c) is currently subject to any state or federal administrative enforcement order or judgment, entered within the last five years, finding fraud or deceit in connection with the purchase or sale of any security; or

(1)(d) is currently subject to any order, judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, entered within the last five years, temporarily, preliminarily or permanently restraining or enjoining such party from engaging in or continuing to engage in any conduct or practice involving fraud or deceit in connection with the purchase or sale of any security.

(2) Subparagraph (G)(1) shall not apply if:

(2)(a) the party subject to the disqualification is licensed or registered to conduct securities related business in the state in which the order, judgment or decree creating the disqualification was entered against such party;

(2)(b) before the first offer under this exemption, the state securities administrator, or the court or regulatory authority that entered the order, judgment, or decree, waives the disqualification; or

(2)(c) the issuer establishes that it did not know and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known that a disqualification existed under Paragraph (G).

(H) General Announcement

(1) A general announcement of the proposed offering may be made by any means.

(2) The general announcement shall include only the following information, unless additional information is specifically permitted by the Division:

(2)(a) The name, address and telephone number of the issuer of the securities;

(2)(b) The name, a brief description and price (if known) of any security to be issued;

(2)(c) A brief description of the business of the issuer in 25 words or less;

(2)(d) The type, number and aggregate amount of securities being offered;

(2)(e) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for additional information; and

(2)(f) A statement that:

(2)(f)(i) sales will only be made to accredited investors;

(2)(f)(ii) no money or other consideration is being solicited or will be accepted by way of this general announcement; and

(2)(f)(iii) the securities have not been registered with or approved by any state securities agency or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and are being offered and sold pursuant to an exemption from registration.

(I) Additional Information

The issuer, in connection with an offer, may provide information in addition to the general announcement under paragraph (H), if such information:

(1) is delivered through an electronic database that is restricted to persons who have been prequalified as accredited investors; or

(2) is delivered after the issuer reasonably believes that the prospective purchaser is an accredited investor.

(J) Telephone Solicitations

No telephone solicitation shall be permitted unless prior to placing the call, the issuer reasonably believes that the prospective purchaser to be solicited is an accredited investor.

(K) Effect of dissemination of general announcement to nonaccredited investors

Dissemination of the general announcement of the proposed offering to persons who are not accredited investors shall not disqualify the issuer from claiming the exemption under this rule.

(L) Filing Requirements

The issuer shall file with the Division, within 15 days after the first sale in Utah:

(1) one manually signed Form 14-25s, Accredited Investor Exemption Uniform Notice of Transaction Form;

(2) NASAA Form U-2, Uniform Consent to Service of Process;

(3) a copy of the general announcement; and

(4) a fee as specified in the Division's fee schedule.

R164-14-26v. Reorganization Exemption for Transactions Involving Certain Federal Covered Securities.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) This rule provides an exemption for any transaction involving a reorganization where the securities issued in the transaction are, or will be upon completion of the transaction, covered securities pursuant to section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933.

(3) While the Division is preempted by federal law from requiring registration of a covered security, there is no such preemption of licensing requirements for issuer agents which offer or sell covered securities.

(4) By providing this exemption, issuers that participate in a reorganization whose securities are, or will be upon completion of the transaction, covered securities pursuant to Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, will not be required to license agents which meet the exclusion requirements of Subsection 61-1-13(1)(b).

(5) This exemption is self-executing and requires no filing with the Division.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(C) Exemption

The Division finds that registration is not necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors in connection with any transaction or series of transactions involving a merger, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, or sale of assets where the securities issued in connection with the transaction are, or will be upon completion of the transaction, covered securities pursuant to Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933.

R164-14-27v. Compensatory Benefit Plan Exemption.

(A) Authority and purpose

(1) The Division enacts this rule under authority granted by Subsection 61-1-14(2)(v) and Section 61-1-24.

(2) This rule provides an exemption from the registration requirements of Section 61-1-7 for securities issued in compensatory circumstances. The exemption is not available for plans or schemes to circumvent this purpose, such as to raise capital. This exemption also is not available for any transaction that is in technical compliance with this rule but is part of a plan or scheme to evade the registration provisions of Section 61-1-7. In any of these cases, registration under the Act is required unless another exemption is available.

(3) Nothing in this rule is intended to be or should be construed as in any way relieving issuers or persons acting on behalf of issuers from providing disclosure to employees or other persons within the scope of the rule adequate to satisfy the antifraud provisions of Section 61-1-1.

(4) Attempted compliance with the rule does not act as an exclusive election. The issuer can also claim the availability of any other applicable exemption.

(5) This exemption is self-executing and requires no filing with the Division.

(B) Definitions

(1) "Division" means the Division of Securities, Utah Department of Commerce.

(C) Compensatory Benefit Plan Exemption

(1) Offers and sales made in compliance with SEC Rule 701, Exemption for Offers and Sales of Securities Pursuant to Certain Compensatory Benefit Plans and Contracts Relating to Compensation, 17 CFR 230.701 (1999), which is adopted and incorporated by reference and available from the Division, are determined to be exempt from the registration requirements of Section 61-1-7.

(D) Resale limitations

The resale of securities issued pursuant to this rule must be in compliance with the registration requirements of Section 61-1-7 or an exemption therefrom.

(E) Disqualification

(1) The exemption is not available to an issuer if the issuer, any of the issuer's predecessors, any affiliated issuer, any of the issuer's directors, officers, general partners, beneficial owners of 10% or more of any class of its equity securities, any of the issuer's promoters presently connected with the issuer in any capacity, any underwriter of the securities to be offered, or any partner, director or officer of such underwriter:

(1)(a) within the last five years, has filed a registration statement which is the subject of a currently effective registration stop order entered by any state securities administrator or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission;

(1)(b) within the last five years, has been convicted of any criminal offense in connection with the offer, purchase or sale of any security, or involving fraud or deceit;

(1)(c) is currently subject to any state or federal administrative enforcement order or judgment, entered within the last five years, finding fraud or deceit in connection with the purchase or sale of any security; or

(1)(d) is currently subject to any order, judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, entered within the last five years, temporarily, preliminarily or permanently restraining or enjoining such party from engaging in or continuing to engage in any conduct or practice involving fraud or deceit in connection with the purchase or sale of any security.

(2) Subparagraph (E)(1) shall not apply if:

(2)(a) the party subject to the disqualification is licensed or registered to conduct securities related business in the state in which the order, judgment or decree creating the disqualification was entered against such party;

(2)(b) before the first offer under this exemption, the state securities administrator, or the court or regulatory authority that entered the order, judgment, or decree, waives the disqualification; or

(2)(c) the issuer establishes that it did not know and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known that a disqualification existed under Paragraph (E).

KEY

securities, securities regulation

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

June 8, 2017

Notice of Continuation

June 2, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

61-1-7; 61-1-8; 61-1-9; 61-1-10; 61-1-20; 61-1-22; 61-1-24


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R164, please contact the promulgating agency (Commerce, Securities). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.