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AMENDMENTS TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 45-106
PROSPECTUS AND REGISTRATION EXEMPTIONS

1. National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions is amended by this Instrument.

2. Section 1 is amended by adding the following definitions:

"asset pool" means a pool of cash-flow generating assets in which an issuer of a securitized product has a direct or indirect ownership or security interest;

"asset transaction" means a transaction or series of transactions in which a conduit acquires a direct or indirect ownership or security interest in an asset pool in connection with issuing a short-term securitized product;

"conduit" means an issuer of a short-term securitized product

(a) created to conduct one or more asset transactions, and

(b) in respect of which it is reasonable for the issuer to expect that, in the event of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada), the Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act (Canada) or a proceeding under similar legislation in Canada, a jurisdiction of Canada or a foreign jurisdiction,

(i) none of the assets in an asset pool of the issuer in which the issuer has an ownership interest will be consolidated with the assets of a third party that transferred or participated in the transfer of assets to the issuer prior to satisfaction in full of all securitized products that are backed in whole or in part by the assets transferred by the third party, or

(ii) for the assets in an asset pool of the issuer in which the issuer has a security interest, the issuer will realize against the assets in that asset pool in priority to the claims of other persons;

"credit enhancement" means a method used to reduce the credit risk of a series or class of securitized product;

"liquidity provider" means a person that is obligated to provide funds to a conduit to enable the conduit to pay principal or interest in respect of a maturing securitized product;

"securitized product" means a security that

(a) is governed by a trust indenture or similar agreement setting out the rights and protections applicable to a holder of the security,

(b) provides a holder with a direct or indirect ownership or security interest in one or more asset pools, and

(c) entitles a holder to one or more payments of principal or interest primarily obtained from one or more of the following:

(i) the proceeds from the distribution of securitized products;

(ii) the cash flows generated by one or more asset pools;

(iii) the proceeds obtained on the liquidation of one or more assets in one or more asset pools;

"short-term securitized product" means a securitized product that is a negotiable promissory note or commercial paper that matures not more than one year from the date of issue;.

3. Section 2.4 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(4) Subsection (2) does not apply to a distribution of a short-term securitized product..

4. Section 2.5 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a distribution of a short-term securitized product or, in Ontario, a distribution under subsection 73.4(2) of the Securities Act (Ontario)..

5. Section 2.6 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a distribution of a short-term securitized product..

6. Section 2.7 is replaced with the following:

Founder, control person and family -- Ontario

(1) In Ontario, the prospectus requirement does not apply to a distribution to a person who purchases the security as principal and is one of the following:

(a) a founder of the issuer;

(b) an affiliate of a founder of the issuer;

(c) a spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild of an executive officer, director or founder of the issuer;

(d) a person that is a control person of the issuer.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a distribution of a short-term securitized product..

7. Section 2.9 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3.1) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a distribution of a short-term securitized product..

8. Section 2.35 is replaced with the following:

Short-term debt

2.35

(1) The prospectus requirement does not apply to a distribution of a negotiable promissory note or commercial paper if all of the following apply:

(a) the note or commercial paper matures not more than one year from the date of issue;

(b) the note or commercial paper has a credit rating from a designated rating organization, or its DRO affiliate, that is at or above one of the following rating categories or that is at or above a rating category that replaces one of the following rating categories:

(i) R-1(low) if issued by DBRS Limited;

(ii) F1 if issued by Fitch, Inc.;

(iii) P-1 if issued by Moody's Canada Inc.;

(iv) A-1(Low) (Canada national scale) if issued by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (Canada);

(c) the note or commercial paper has no credit rating from a designated rating organization, or its DRO affiliate, that is below one of the following rating categories or that is below a rating category that replaces one of the following rating categories:

(i) R-1(low) if issued by DBRS Limited;

(ii) F2 if issued by Fitch, Inc.;

(iii) P-2 if issued by Moody's Canada Inc.;

(iv) A-1(Low) (Canada national scale) or A-2 (global scale) if issued by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (Canada).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a distribution of a negotiable promissory note or commercial paper if either of the following applies:

(a) the note or commercial paper is a securitized product;

(b) the note or commercial paper is convertible or exchangeable into or accompanied by a right to purchase another security other than a security described in subsection (1)..

9. National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions is amended by adding the following sections:

Short-term securitized products

2.35.1 The prospectus requirement does not apply to a distribution of a short-term securitized product if all of the following apply:

(a) the short-term securitized product is a security described in section 2.35.2;

(b) the conduit issuing the short-term securitized product complies with section 2.35.4;

(c) the short-term securitized product is not convertible or exchangeable into or accompanied by a right to purchase another security other than a security described in paragraph (a) and for which disclosure is provided pursuant to paragraph (b).

Limitations on short-term securitized product exemption

2.35.2 All of the following must apply to a short-term securitized product distributed under section 2.35.1:

(a) the short-term securitized product is of a series or class of securitized product to which all of the following apply:

(i) it has a credit rating from not less than two designated rating organizations, or their respective DRO affiliate, and at least one of the credit ratings is at or above one of the following rating categories or is at or above a rating category that replaces one of the following rating categories:

(A) R-1(high)(sf) if issued by DBRS Limited;

(B) F1+sf if issued by Fitch, Inc.;

(C) P-1(sf) if issued by Moody's Canada Inc.;

(D) A-1(High)(sf) (Canada national scale) or A-1+(sf) (global scale) if issued by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (Canada);

(ii) it has no credit rating from a designated rating organization, or its DRO affiliate, that is below one of the following rating categories or that is below a rating category that replaces one of the following rating categories:

(A) R-1(low)(sf) if issued by DBRS Limited;

(B) F2sf if issued by Fitch, Inc.;

(C) P-2(sf) if issued by Moody's Canada Inc.;

(D) A-1(Low)(sf) (Canada national scale) or A-2(sf) (global scale) if issued by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (Canada);

(iii) the conduit has entered into one or more agreements that, subject to section 2.35.3, obligate one or more liquidity providers to provide funds to the conduit to enable the conduit to satisfy all of its obligations to pay principal or interest as that series or class of short-term securitized product matures;

(iv) all of the following apply to each liquidity provider:

(A) the liquidity provider is a deposit-taking institution;

(B) the liquidity provider is regulated or approved to carry on business in Canada by one or both of the following:

1. the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada);

2. a government department or regulatory authority of Canada, or of a jurisdiction of Canada responsible for regulating deposit-taking institutions;

(C) the liquidity provider has a rating from each of the designated rating organizations providing a rating on the short-term securitized product under subparagraph 2.35.2(a)(i), or their respective DRO affiliate, for its senior, unsecured short-term debt, none of which is dependent upon a guarantee by a third party, and each rating from such designated rating organizations, or their respective DRO affiliate, is at or above the following rating categories or is at or above a rating category that replaces one of the following rating categories:

1. R-1(low) if issued by DBRS Limited;

2. F2 if issued by Fitch, Inc.;

3. P-2 if issued by Moody's Canada Inc.;

4. A-1(Low) (Canada national scale) or A-2 (global scale) if issued by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (Canada);

(b) if the conduit has issued more than one series or class of short-term securitized product, the short-term securitized product to be distributed under section 2.35.1, when issued, will not in the event of bankruptcy, insolvency or winding-up of the conduit be subordinate in priority of claim to any other outstanding series or class of short-term securitized product issued by the conduit in respect of any asset pool backing the short-term securitized product to be distributed under section 2.35.1;

(c) the conduit has provided an undertaking to or has agreed in writing with the purchaser of the short-term securitized product or an agent, custodian or trustee appointed to act on behalf of purchasers of that series or class of short-term securitized product, that any asset pool of the conduit will consist only of one or more of the following:

(i) a bond;

(ii) a mortgage;

(iii) a lease;

(iv) a loan;

(v) a receivable;

(vi) a royalty;

(vii) any real or personal property securing or forming part of that asset pool.

Exceptions relating to liquidity agreements

2.35.3

(1) Despite subparagraph 2.35.2(a)(iii), an agreement with a liquidity provider may provide that a liquidity provider is not obligated to advance funds in respect of a series or class of short-term securitized product distributed under section 2.35.1 if the conduit is subject to any of the following:

(a) bankruptcy, or insolvency proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada);

(b) an arrangement under the Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act (Canada);

(c) proceedings similar to those referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) under the laws of Canada or a jurisdiction of Canada or a foreign jurisdiction.

(2) Despite subparagraph 2.35.2(a)(iii), an agreement with a liquidity provider may provide that a liquidity provider is not obligated to advance funds in respect of a series or class of short-term securitized product distributed under section 2.35.1 that exceed the sum of the following:

(a) the aggregate value of the non-defaulted assets in the asset pool to which the agreement relates;

(b) the amount of credit enhancement applicable to the asset pool to which the agreement relates.

Disclosure requirements

2.35.4

(1) A conduit that distributes a short-term securitized product under section 2.35.1 must, on or before the date a purchaser purchases the short-term securitized product, do all of the following:

(a) provide to or make reasonably available to the purchaser an information memorandum prepared in accordance with Form 45-106F7 Information Memorandum for Short-term Securitized Products Distributed under Section 2.35.1;

(b) provide an undertaking to or agree in writing with the purchaser, or with an agent, custodian or trustee appointed to act on behalf of purchasers of that series or class of securitized product, to

(i) for so long as a short-term securitized product of that class remains outstanding, prepare the documents specified in subsections (5) and (6) within the time periods specified in those subsections, and

(ii) provide to or make reasonably available to each holder of a short-term securitized product of that series or class, the documents specified in subsections (5) and (6).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a conduit distributing a short-term securitized product under section 2.35.1 if

(a) the conduit has previously distributed a short-term securitized product of the same series or class as the short-term securitized product to be distributed,

(b) in connection with that previous distribution the conduit prepared an information memorandum that complied with paragraph (1)(a), and

(c) the conduit, on or before the time each purchaser in the current distribution purchases a short-term securitized product, does each of the following:

(i) provides to or makes reasonably available to the purchaser the information memorandum prepared in connection with the previous distribution;

(ii) provides to or makes reasonably available to the purchaser all documents specified in subsections (5) and (6) that have been prepared in respect of that series or class of short-term securitized product.

(3) A conduit must, on or before the 10th day following a distribution of a short-term securitized product under section 2.35.1, do each of the following:

(a) provide to or make reasonably available to the securities regulator either of the following:

(i) the information memorandum required under paragraph (1)(a);

(ii) if the conduit is relying on subsection (2), the documents referred to in paragraph (c) of subsection (2);

(b) subject to subsection (4), deliver to the securities regulator an undertaking that it will, in respect of that series or class of short-term securitized product,

(i) provide to or make reasonably available to the securities regulator the documents specified in subsections (5) and (6), and

(ii) promptly deliver to the securities regulator each document specified in subsections (5) and (6) that is requested by the securities regulator.

(4) Paragraph (3)(b) does not apply if

(a) the conduit has delivered an undertaking to the securities regulator under paragraph (3)(b) in respect of a previous distribution of a securitized product that is of the same series or class as the short-term securitized product currently being distributed, and

(b) the undertaking referred to in paragraph (a) applies in respect of the current distribution.

(5) For the purpose of subsection 2.35.4(1), the undertaking or agreement must require the conduit to prepare a monthly disclosure report relating to the series or class of short-term securitized product that is

(a) prepared in accordance with Form 45-106F8 Monthly Disclosure Report for Short-term Securitized Products Distributed under Section 2.35.1,

(b) current as at the last business day of each month, and

(c) no later than 50 days from the end of the most recent month to which it relates, made reasonably available to each holder of that series or class of the conduit's short-term securitized product.

(6) For the purpose of subsection 2.35.4(1), the undertaking or agreement must require the conduit to prepare a timely disclosure report, providing the information specified in subsection (7), in each of the following circumstances:

(a) a downgrade in one or more of the conduit's credit ratings;

(b) failure by the conduit to make any required payment of principal or interest on the series or class of short-term securitized product;

(c) the occurrence of a change or event that the conduit would reasonably expect to have a significant adverse effect on the payment of principal or interest on the series or class of short-term securitized product.

(7) The timely disclosure report referred to in subsection (6) must

(a) describe the nature and substance of the change or event and the actual or potential effect on any payment of principal or interest to a holder of that series or class of short-term securitized product, and

(b) be provided to or made reasonably available to holders of that series or class of short-term securitized product no later than the second business day after the conduit becomes aware of the change or event..

10. Item 3 of Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution is amended by adding

"[ ] securitized products issuers" after "[ ] mortgage investment companies".

11. In British Columbia, item 3 of Form 45-106F6 British Columbia Report of Exempt Distribution is amended by adding

"[ ] securitized products issuers" after "[ ] mortgage investment companies".

12. National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions is amended by adding the following form:

Form 45-106F7 Information Memorandum for Short-term Securitized Products Distributed under Section 2.35.1

Instructions:

(1) Using language that is plain and easy to understand by the type of purchaser to whom the issuer's short-term securitized products are offered, provide the information required by this form. No reference need be made to inapplicable items and, unless otherwise required by this form, negative answers may be omitted.

(2) An information memorandum may be used to disclose information about more than one series or class of short-term securitized product. If so, the disclosure required by this form must be provided for each series or class of short-term securitized product distributed under the information memorandum.

(3) This form requires disclosure of certain items, matters or other information referred to as "material". Information is "material" if knowledge of it could reasonably be expected to affect a reasonable investor's decision whether to buy, sell or hold a short-term securitized product.

(4) Include a glossary that defines all technical terms, and includes the following definition:

"sponsor" means a person or group of affiliated persons that organizes or initiates the formation of a conduit.

Item 1: Significant Parties

1.1 Provide the conduit's legal name.

1.2 Disclose the conduit's jurisdiction and form of organization.

1.3 Identify each sponsor of the conduit and disclose

(a) whether or not it is a Canadian bank, Schedule II foreign bank subsidiary or Schedule III bank, and

(b) if it is not a financial institution referred to in paragraph (a), whether there is a government department or regulatory authority responsible for overseeing it and, if applicable, the name of the government department or regulatory authority.

1.4 Briefly describe the conduit's structure, business and operations and the key documents that establish the conduit and govern its business and operations.

1.5 Identify each other party, excluding any liquidity provider or any credit enhancement provider for whom disclosure is not required under item 4, that is primarily responsible under the terms of the key documents referred to in section 1.4 for a significant role in the conduit's structure or operations and briefly describe that party's role.

Item 2: Structure

Include one or more diagrams or descriptions that provide the following information in summary form:

(a) how the conduit acquires assets and issues securitized product;

(b) liquidity facilities available to the conduit as disclosed in item 4;

(c) credit enhancements available to the conduit as disclosed in item 4;

(d) material agreements as disclosed in item 9;

(e) the structure of one or more common types of asset transactions into which the conduit may enter.

Item 3: Eligible assets and asset transactions

3.1 Briefly describe the types of asset transactions into which the conduit expects to enter. If applicable, state that the conduit expects to finance the acquisition, origination or refinancing of asset pools from the proceeds of issuing short-term securitized products. Describe any other methods the conduit expects to employ to finance the acquisition, origination or refinancing of asset pools.

3.2 Briefly describe the types of asset eligibility criteria the conduit applies or anticipates applying when entering into asset transactions.

3.3 Briefly describe the types of due diligence or verification procedures that the conduit applies or anticipates applying to asset transactions and asset pools.

3.4 Briefly describe the conduit's approach to concentration limits, liquidity support and credit enhancement in respect of its asset transactions and asset pools.

3.5 Disclose the types of assets that the conduit is permitted to hold in its asset pools.

3.6 Briefly describe how the conduit uses or anticipates using derivatives for the purpose of hedging.

Item 4: Interest alignment, program-wide liquidity support and program-wide credit enhancement

4.1 Briefly describe how the interests of investors are aligned with the interests of the conduit, the sponsor and the parties to asset transactions entered into by the conduit, including any requirement of law that the conduit or the sponsor retain an interest in one or more of the conduit's asset pools or be exposed to the credit risk of assets in one or more of the conduit's asset pools.

4.2 Briefly describe any standard liquidity support arrangements the conduit has entered into or anticipates entering into, excluding liquidity support arrangements that are particular to an asset transaction or asset pool. Include the following information in the description:

(a) the name of each existing liquidity provider;

(b) any minimum credit rating a liquidity provider must have under the terms of the key documents referred to in section 1.4;

(c) the nature of the liquidity support;

(d) a summary of the material terms of each liquidity agreement, including all material conditions to or limitations on the obligation of a liquidity provider to provide liquidity support;

(e) any limitations on the obligation of a liquidity provider to provide same-day funding.

4.3 Briefly describe any standard credit enhancement arrangements that the conduit has entered into or anticipates entering into, excluding credit enhancement arrangements that are particular to an asset transaction or asset pool. Include the following information in the description:

(a) the name of each existing credit enhancement provider;

(b) any minimum credit rating a credit enhancement provider must have under the terms of the key documents referred to in section 1.4;

(c) the form of the credit enhancement;

(d) a summary of the material terms of each credit enhancement agreement, including all material conditions to or limitations on the obligation of a credit enhancement provider to provide credit support.

Item 5: Ownership or security interests in asset pool and priority of payments

5.1 Disclose the ownership or security interest a holder of a short-term securitized product will have in the conduit's asset pools.

5.2 If any other party other than the conduit has or is anticipated to have an ownership or security interest in one or more of the conduit's asset pools, briefly describe the following:

(a) the party's role in the conduit's structure or operations;

(b) the nature of its interest in the asset pool;

(c) the priority of its claims in the event of the conduit's insolvency.

Item 6: Compliance or termination events

6.1 Briefly describe any events or circumstances that would, pursuant to the terms of the conduit's governing documents or material agreements in item 9, constitute an event of default or require the conduit to cease issuing short-term securitized products.

6.2 Briefly describe the types of methods the conduit will use to monitor the performance of or identify adverse changes to an asset pool, such as portfolio performance tests.

6.3 Briefly describe any other structural features that are intended to reduce the risk of loss for a holder of the series or class of short-term securitized products or to protect the holder from material deterioration in respect of either or both of the following:

(a) the credit quality or performance of assets in an asset pool;

(b) the ability of a party in Item 4 to perform its obligations to the conduit.

Item 7: Description of short-term securitized product and offering

Describe the short-term securitized products to be distributed and the distribution procedure and include the following information:

(a) whether short-term securitized products will be issued in certificated (registered or bearer) form or book-entry form and the delivery procedures;

(b) whether short-term securitized products will be sold on a discount basis or on an interest-bearing basis;

(c) the denominations in which short-term securitized products may be issued;

(d) the permitted maturity period for the short-term securitized products, and the ability of the conduit to extend maturity;

(e) the ability of either an investor to redeem prior to maturity or of the conduit to repay prior to maturity;

(f) the maximum aggregate principal amount of short-term securitized products permitted to be outstanding at any one time, or a statement that there is no limit on the maximum aggregate principal amount of short-term securitized products outstanding at any one time;

(g) the key risks related to the conduit that could cause a delay in or non-payment of principal or interest on the short-term securitized product.

Item 8: Additional information about the conduit

8.1 Disclose if the conduit has issued and outstanding, or anticipates issuing, any securities other than the series or class of short-term securitized product to which the information memorandum relates. If the conduit has issued and outstanding, or anticipates issuing, any security other than the series or class of short-term securitized product to which the information memorandum relates, describe that other security, its credit rating, if applicable, and how it will rank, in the event of insolvency of the conduit, relative to the series or class of the conduit's short-term securitized product to which the information memorandum relates.

8.2 Disclose how a potential purchaser can obtain access to disclosure that the conduit is required to provide or make reasonably available in connection with a purchase of a short-term securitized product of the conduit.

8.3 Disclose how a holder of a short-term securitized product of the conduit can obtain access to the disclosure the conduit is required to provide or make reasonably available to a holder of a short-term securitized product of the conduit.

Item 9: Material agreements

9.1 If not disclosed elsewhere in the information memorandum, identify and summarize each agreement to which the conduit is a party and that is material to the conduit's business and operations, excluding agreements that are particular to an asset transaction or asset pool.

9.2 If material and not disclosed elsewhere in the information memorandum, describe the ability of a person to waive or modify the requirements, activities or standards that would apply under an agreement referred to in section 9.1.

Item 10: Date of information memorandum

State the date of the information memorandum.

Item 11: Representation that no misrepresentation

State the following in the information memorandum:

"This information memorandum does not contain a misrepresentation regarding the conduit, its structure, or operations.".

13. National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions is amended by adding the following form:

Form 45-106F8 Monthly Disclosure Report for Short-term Securitized Products Distributed under Section 2.35.1

Instructions:

(1) Using language that is plain and easy to understand by the type of purchaser to whom the issuer's short-term securitized products are offered, provide the information required by this form. No reference need be made to inapplicable items and, unless otherwise required by this form, negative answers may be omitted.

(2) A monthly disclosure report may be used to disclose information about more than one series or class of short-term securitized product. If so, the disclosure required by this form must be provided for each series or class of short-term securitized product to which the monthly disclosure report relates.

(3) This form requires disclosure of certain items, matters or other information referred to as "material". Information is "material" if knowledge of it could reasonably be expected to affect a reasonable investor's decision whether to buy, sell or hold a short-term securitized product.

(4) Include or incorporate by reference a glossary that defines all technical terms, and includes each of the following definitions:

"seller" means, in connection with an asset transaction, a person or group of affiliated persons that originates or acquires cash-flow generating assets and sells or otherwise transfers, either directly or indirectly, an ownership or security interest in such assets to a conduit, which assets form one or more asset pools of the conduit.

"sponsor" means a person or group of affiliated persons that organizes or initiates the formation of a conduit;

Item 1: Summary of conduit operations and asset pools

Provide a summary of the conduit's operations and asset pools as at the last day of the month for which the monthly disclosure report applies that includes the following:

(a) the total face value of securitized product outstanding;

(b) the aggregate outstanding asset balance of the asset pools;

(c) the number of asset pools in which the conduit has an ownership or security interest;

(d) the number and dollar amount of new asset pools added during the month or other information that in conjunction with information in the report for the prior monthly period will permit an investor to easily calculate such amounts;

(e) the number and dollar amount of asset pools repaid during the month or other information that in conjunction with information in the report for the prior monthly period will permit an investor to easily calculate such amounts;

(f) each type of asset in the conduit's asset pools, expressed as a percentage of the total assets of the conduit's asset pools.

Item 2: Asset transaction information

Provide the following information regarding each of the conduit's asset pools in one or more tables or diagrams as at the last day of the month to which the monthly disclosure report applies:

(a) the type of assets in the asset pool, including whether the assets are revolving or amortizing;

(b) an identifier such as an asset pool, asset transaction or seller number;

(c) the industry of the person or group of affiliated persons that originated the assets;

(d) whether each seller or applicable performance guarantor has an investment grade rating;

(e) the amount of any conduit commitment to acquire assets from a seller for the asset pool;

(f) the balance outstanding on the asset pool;

(g) if available, the number of assets or obligors in the asset pool.

Item 3: Asset transaction credit enhancement

Provide the following information regarding each of the conduit's asset transactions in one or more tables as at the last day of the month to which the monthly disclosure report applies:

(a) the form of each credit enhancement;

(b) the amount of credit enhancement expressed in either of the following forms:

(i) a dollar amount;

(ii) a percentage, including the basis of presentation.

Item 4: Asset transaction performance

Provide the following information regarding each of the conduit's asset transactions in one or more tables as at the last day of the month to which the monthly disclosure report applies:

(a) the default or loss ratio for the month, including the basis of presentation;

(b) information with respect to default experience both for the most recent period and over an extended period of time in the form of ratios or otherwise, provided on a consistent basis for that asset transaction in each monthly disclosure report;

(c) defaults for the month relative to available credit enhancement.

Item 5: Compliance and termination events

Disclose the occurrence of any events or circumstances that the conduit would reasonably expect to have a significant adverse effect on the payment of principal or interest on the series or class of short-term securitized product or require the conduit to cease issuing short-term securitized products.

Item 6: Report Information

State each of the following:

(a) date of the report;

(b) period covered by the report;

(c) contact information, including name, phone number and email address of a contact person for the conduit..

Transitional provisions

14.

(1) An information memorandum that is provided to or made reasonably available to a purchaser pursuant to paragraph 2.35.4(1)(a), as enacted by section 9 of this Instrument, need only be prepared in accordance with Form 45-106F7 Information Memorandum for Short-term Securitized Products Distributed under Section 2.35.1 for a distribution of a short term securitized product that takes place on or after November 5, 2015.

(2) A monthly disclosure report that is provided to or made reasonably available to a holder of a short-term securitized product pursuant to an undertaking or agreement in writing required by paragraph 2.35.4(1)(b), as enacted by section 9 of this Instrument, need not be prepared in accordance with Form 45-106F8 Monthly Disclosure Report for Short-term Securitized Products Distributed under Section 2.35.1 for an asset transaction that a conduit entered into on or before November 5, 2015.

15. This Instrument comes into force on May 5, 2015.