Specialized Financing (Trust And Loan Companies) Regulations (SOR/2001-431)

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Specialized Financing (Trust And Loan Companies) Regulations

SOR/2001-431

TRUST AND LOAN COMPANIES ACT

Registration 2001-10-04

Specialized Financing (Trust And Loan Companies) Regulations

P.C. 2001-1802  2001-10-04

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to sections 452Footnote a, 459Footnote a and 531Footnote b of the Trust and Loan Companies ActFootnote c, hereby makes the annexed Specialized Financing (Trust and Loan Companies) Regulations.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Trust and Loan Companies Act. (Loi)

    balance sheet value

    valeur au bilan

    balance sheet value in respect of the shares and ownership interests held by an entity, means the value reported on its balance sheet on an unconsolidated basis. (valeur au bilan)

    book value

    book value[Repealed, SOR/2008-168, s. 27]

    specialized financing entity of the company

    entité de la société s’occupant de financement spécial

    specialized financing entity of the company means a specialized financing entity that is controlled by the company or in which the company holds a substantial investment. (entité de la société s’occupant de financement spécial)

    subsidiary

    filiale

    subsidiary, in respect of a company, does not include a subsidiary that is a specialized financing entity of the company. (filiale)

  • Definition of specialized financing entity

    (2) In these Regulations and for the purpose of the definition specialized financing entity in subsection 449(1) of the Act, specialized financing entity means an entity that acquires or holds shares of, or ownership interests in, entities that a company may acquire control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in, under subsection 451(4) of the Act.

  • SOR/2008-168, s. 27.

General

Marginal note:Application

 These Regulations apply to specialized financing activities under subsection 451(4) of the Act and to the ownership by a company of shares of, or ownership interests in, a specialized financing entity under paragraph 453(2)(b) of the Act.

Conditions

Marginal note:Limits on investments

 A company shall not, by way of specialized financing activities, acquire control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in,

  • (a) an entity referred to in any of paragraphs 453(1)(a) to (j) of the Act;

  • (b) an entity that is primarily engaged in the leasing of motor vehicles in Canada for the purpose of extending credit to a customer or financing a customer’s acquisition of a motor vehicle;

  • (c) an entity that is primarily engaged in providing temporary possession of personal property, including motor vehicles, to customers in Canada for a purpose other than to finance the customer’s acquisition of the property; or

  • (d) an entity that acts as an insurance broker or agent in Canada.

Marginal note:Length of investment

 A company shall not, by way of specialized financing activities, hold control of, or hold a substantial investment in, an entity for more than 13 consecutive years.

Marginal note:Maximum authorized investment

 A company shall not, by way of specialized financing activities, acquire control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in, an entity if the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests that the company, any subsidiary of the company and any specialized financing entity of the company hold or would hold in the entity is more than $250 million.

  • SOR/2008-168, s. 28.
Marginal note:Limit of 10% of regulatory capital

 A company shall not, by way of specialized financing activities, acquire control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in, an entity if the sum of the following exceeds 10% of the company’s regulatory capital:

  • (a) the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests that the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, would acquire in the entity,

  • (b) the aggregate value of outstanding loans made by the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, to the specialized financing entities of the company, and

  • (c) the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests held by the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, in the specialized financing entities of the company, in the entities controlled by the company by way of specialized financing activities, and in the entities in which the company holds a substantial investment by way of specialized financing activities.

  • SOR/2008-168, s. 28.
Marginal note:Limit of 25% of regulatory capital — investment in a specialized financing entity
  •  (1) A company shall not, by way of specialized financing activities, acquire control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in, an entity controlled by a specialized financing entity of the company or an entity in which the specialized financing entity of the company holds a substantial investment, if the sum of the following exceeds or would exceed 25% of the company’s regulatory capital:

    • (a) the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests held by the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, in the specialized financing entity of the company, in the entities controlled by the specialized financing entity of the company and in the entities in which that specialized financing entity holds a substantial investment, and

    • (b) the aggregate value of outstanding loans that the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, have made to the specialized financing entity of the company, to the entities controlled by the specialized financing entity of the company and to the entities in which that specialized financing entity holds a substantial investment.

  • Marginal note:Limit of 25% of regulatory capital — investment in an entity

    (2) A company shall not, by way of specialized financing activities, acquire control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in, an entity, other than by way of an investment of a specialized financing entity controlled by the company, if the sum of the following exceeds 25% of the company’s regulatory capital:

    • (a) the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests that the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, would acquire in the entity,

    • (b) the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests held by the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, in the entities controlled by the company by way of specialized financing activities and in the entities in which the company holds a substantial investment by way of specialized financing activities, other than entities that the company has acquired control of, or a substantial investment in, by way of an investment of a specialized financing entity of the company, and

    • (c) the aggregate value of outstanding loans that the company and its subsidiaries, whether individually or jointly, have made to the entities controlled by the company by way of specialized financing activities and to the entities in which the company holds a substantial investment by way of specialized financing activities, other than entities that the company has acquired control of, or a substantial investment in, by way of an investment of a specialized financing entity of the company.

  • SOR/2008-168, s. 28.

Acquisition of Specialized Financing Entities

Definition of non-controlling interest

  •  (1) In this section, non-controlling interest means an equity interest, in a specialized financing entity of the company controlled by a specialized financing entity, that is held by a person other than the company or an entity controlled by the company.

  • Marginal note:Ownership restrictions

    (2) A company shall not acquire or hold control of, or hold, acquire or increase a substantial investment in, a specialized financing entity if

    • (a) the value of the outstanding debt obligations, other than those payable to the company or to entities controlled by the company, of the specialized financing entity and any specialized financing entity of the company controlled by the specialized financing entity, as reported on their respective balance sheets on an unconsolidated basis, exceeds twice the value of the sum of the following, namely

      • (i) the value of the excess of assets over liabilities of the specialized financing entity as reported on its balance sheet on an unconsolidated basis, and

      • (ii) the value of the non-controlling interests as reported on the balance sheet of the specialized financing entity on a consolidated basis;

    • (b) the specialized financing entity controls or holds shares of, or ownership interests in, any of the entities referred to in paragraphs 3(a) to (d);

    • (c) the aggregate balance sheet value of the shares and ownership interests, other than shares or ownership interests held by the specialized financing entity in a specialized financing entity of the company that it controls, that the company, the specialized financing entity, the subsidiaries of the company and the other specialized financing entities of the company hold, or would hold, in an entity that the specialized financing entity holds control of, or a substantial investment in, is more than $250 million;

    • (d) the sum of the values under paragraphs 6(a) to (c) exceeds or would exceed 10% of the company’s regulatory capital; or

    • (e) the sum of the values under paragraphs 7(1)(a) and (b) exceeds or would exceed 25% of the company’s regulatory capital.

  • Marginal note:13 year limit

    (3) A company shall not hold control of, or a substantial investment in, a specialized financing entity of the company if either the specialized financing entity of the company or the specialized financing entity of the company and one or more of the following entities, one after another, have held control of, or a substantial investment in, an entity, other than an entity described in subsection (4), for more than 13 consecutive years:

    • (a) the company; or

    • (b) any other specialized financing entity of the company.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) A specialized financing entity of the company controlled by the specialized financing entity of the company shall not be considered for the purpose of subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Prior periods not included

    (5) If a specialized financing entity of the company held control of, or a substantial investment in, an entity for a period before becoming the specialized financing entity of the company, that period shall not be considered for the purpose of subsection (3).

  • SOR/2008-168, s. 28.
 
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