|THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL|
|BY-LAW NUMBER 44-2010|
A by-law to authorize the issue of replacement debenture certificates.
WHEREAS the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended (the “Act”) provides that a municipality may incur a debt for municipal purposes, whether by borrowing money or in any other way, and may issue debentures and prescribed financial instruments and enter prescribed financial agreements for or in relation to the debt;
AND WHEREAS, The Regional Municipality of Peel (the “Region”) intends to issue debentures in the capital markets to provide financing for its capital works or for capital works of its lower-tier municipalities, as the case may be, pursuant to the provisions of the Act from time to time in connection with various long term financing transactions;
AND WHEREAS, such debentures are typically issued in global fully registered form (individually a “Global Debenture” and collectively the “Global Debentures”) in the name of CDS & CO. as nominee of CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (“CDS”) as book entry only securities;
AND WHEREAS, CDS has introduced changes to its book entry only services system and, effective August 1, 2009, requires Ontario municipal issuers who desire to issue debentures in the CDS system as book entry only securities to enter into new arrangements with CDS, including CDS’ Book Entry Only Securities – Services Agreement and as part of the new arrangements, Ontario municipalities may enter into Rider 1 (Municipalities) to CDS’ Book Entry Only Securities – Services Agreement (the “Rider”);
AND WHEREAS, the Rider, amongst other things, provides in section 3.3 that if the statute or by-laws binding the issuer require a bond of indemnity as a condition of issuing a replacement certificate in the event of a defacement, loss, mysterious or unexplainable disappearance, theft or destruction or other instance, then CDS may at its option, either give an indemnity to the issuer for losses incurred by the issuer by reason of a claim in respect of the defaced, lost mysteriously or unexplainably disappeared, stolen or destroyed global certificate, substantially in the form required by the issuer and acceptable to CDS, or deliver a bond of indemnity, lost document bond or similar instrument each of which is issued by a surety or insurer, in a form acceptable to both the issuer and CDS, and issuer shall have no right to require a fee of any kind, whereupon the issuer shall, if requested by CDS, issue a new global certificate to replace such defaced, lost, mysteriously or unexplainably disappeared, stolen, destroyed or dematerialized global certificate;
AND WHEREAS, the Rider also provides in section 3.1 that the issuer shall deliver or cause to be delivered to CDS for each specific issue of debentures being deposited at CDS, one original, fully registered global certificate or if the aggregate principal amount of the debentures at maturity exceeds $50 million CAD and if the statutes or by-laws binding the issuer require a bond of indemnity as a condition of issuing a replacement certificate, then with respect to each $50 million of principal amount, the issuer shall deliver or cause to be delivered to CDS an additional original, fully registered global certificate;
AND WHEREAS, it is expedient to authorize the issuing of replacement debenture certificates, including Global Debentures, in the event of a defacement, loss, mysterious or unexplainable disappearance, theft or destruction or other instance (such as dematerialization) and establish certain conditions in respect thereof;
NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Regional Corporation enacts as follows:
READ THREE TIMES AND PASSED IN OPEN COUNCIL 3rd day of June, 2010.