502.207  Registration by qualification.

1.  Any security may be registered by qualification.

2.  A registration statement under this section shall contain the following information and be accompanied by the following documents in addition to the information specified in section 502.208, subsection 3 and the consent to service of process required by section 502.609:

a.  With respect to the issuer and any significant subsidiary: Its name, address and form of organization; the state or foreign jurisdiction under which it is organized; the date of its organization; the general character and location of its business; a description of its physical properties and equipment; and a statement of the general competitive conditions in the industry or business in which it is or will be engaged.

b.  With respect to every director and officer of the issuer, or person occupying a similar status or performing similar functions: Such person's name, address, and principal occupation for the past five years; the amount of securities of the issuer held by such person as of a specified date within thirty days of the filing of the registration statement; the amount of the securities covered by the registration statement to which such person has indicated an intention to subscribe; and a description of any material interest in any material transaction with the issuer or any significant subsidiary effected within the past three years or proposed to be effected.

c.  With respect to persons covered by paragraph "b": The remuneration paid during the past twelve months and estimated to be paid during the next twelve months, directly or indirectly, by the issuer together with all predecessors, parents, subsidiaries and affiliates to all those persons in the aggregate.

d.  With respect to any person owning of record, or beneficially if known, five percent or more of the outstanding shares of any class of equity security of the issuer: The information specified in paragraph "b" of this subsection other than occupation.

e.  With respect to every promoter if the issuer was organized within the past three years: The information specified in paragraph "b" of this subsection, any amount paid within that period, or intended to be paid, to such person, and the consideration for any such payment.

f.  With respect to any person on whose behalf any part of the offering is to be made in a nonissuer distribution: Such person's name and address; the amount of securities of the issuer held as of the date of the filing of the registration statement; a description of any material interest in any material transaction with the issuer or any significant subsidiary effected within the past three years or proposed to be effected; and a statement of reasons for making the offering.

g.  The capitalization and long-term debt (on both a current and pro forma basis) of the issuer and any significant subsidiary, including a description of each security outstanding or being registered or otherwise offered, and a statement of the amount and kind of consideration, whether in the form of cash, physical assets, services, patents, goodwill, or anything else, for which the issuer or any subsidiary has issued any of its securities within the past two years or is obligated to issue any of its securities.

h.  The kind and amount of securities to be offered; the proposed offering price or the method by which it is to be computed; any variation therefrom at which any proportion of the offering is to be made to any person or class of persons other than the underwriters, with a specification of any such person or class; the basis upon which the offering is to be made if otherwise than for cash; the estimated aggregate underwriting and selling discounts or commissions and finders' fees, including separately cash, securities, contracts, or anything else of value to accrue to the underwriters or finders in connection with the offering, or, if the selling discounts or commissions are variable, the basis of determining them and their maximum and minimum amounts; the estimated amounts of other selling expenses, including legal, engineering and accounting charges; the name and address of every underwriter and every recipient of a finder's fee; a copy of any underwriting or selling-group agreement pursuant to which the distribution is to be made, or the proposed form of any such agreement which terms have not yet been determined; and a description of the plan of distribution of any securities which are to be offered otherwise than through an underwriter.

i.  The estimated cash proceeds to be received by the issuer from the offering; the purposes for which the proceeds are to be used by the issuer; the amount to be used for each purpose; the order or priority in which the proceeds will be used for the purposes stated; the amounts of any funds to be raised from other sources to achieve the purposes stated; the sources of any such funds; and, if any part of the proceeds is to be used to acquire any property including goodwill otherwise than in the ordinary course of business, the names and addresses of the vendors, the purchase price, the names of any persons who have received commissions in connection with the acquisition and the amounts of any such commissions and any other expense in connection with the acquisition (including the cost of borrowing money to finance the acquisition).

j.  A description of any stock options or other security options outstanding, or to be created in connection with the offering, together with the amount of any such options held or to be held by every person required to be named in paragraphs "b", "d", "e", "f", or "h" of this subsection, and by any person who holds or will hold ten percent or more in the aggregate of any such options.

k.  The dates of, parties to, and general effect concisely stated of, every management or other material contract made or to be made otherwise than in the ordinary course of business if it is to be performed in whole or in part at or after the filing of the registration statement or was made within the past two years, together with a copy of every such contract; and a description of any pending litigation or proceeding to which the issuer is a party and which materially affects its business or assets, including any such litigation or proceeding known to be contemplated by governmental authorities.

l.  A copy of any prospectus, pamphlet, circular, form letter, advertisement, or other sales literature intended as of the effective date to be used in connection with the offering.

m.  A specimen or copy of the security being registered; a copy of the issuer's articles of incorporation and bylaws, or their substantial equivalents, as currently in effect; and a copy of any indenture, or other instrument covering the security to be registered.

n.  A signed or conformed copy of an opinion of counsel as to the legality of the security being registered, with an English translation if it is in a foreign language, which shall state whether the security when sold will be legally issued, fully paid, and nonassessable, and, if a debt security, a binding obligation of the issuer.

o.  The written consent of any accountant, engineer, appraiser, or other person whose profession gives authority to a statement made by such person, if any of the foregoing persons is named as having prepared or certified a report or valuation, other than a public and official document or statement, which is used in connection with the registration statement.

p.  A balance sheet of the issuer as of a date within four months prior to the filing of the registration statement; a profit and loss statement and statement of changes in financial position for each of the three fiscal years preceding the date of the balance sheet and for any period between the close of the last fiscal year and the date of the balance sheet, or for the period of the issuer's and any predecessor's existence if less than three years, and, if any part of the proceeds of the offering is to be applied to the purchase of any business, the same financial statements which would be required if that business were the registrant, or such other financial statements as may be required pursuant to section 502.607, subsection 3.

q.  Such other additional information as the administrator requires by rule or order.

3.  Except as provided in this subsection, registration under this section shall become effective when the administrator so orders. If a registration statement has been on file for at least thirty days and all information required by the administrator has been furnished, the person filing the statement may at any time file a written request that the administrator, within ten days following the filing of such request, order that the registration statement become effective or deny or postpone effectiveness pursuant to section 502.209. If a request is filed, and the administrator fails to act thereon within such period, the registration shall become effective at the end of the ten-day period.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 1920-u2, -u3, -u6, -u8; C24, 27, § 8527, 8528, 8531, 8536, 8543; C31, 35, § 8581-c8; C39, § 8581.07; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, § 502.7; C77, 79, 81, § 502.207]

Internal References

  Referred to in § 502.208, 502.502

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