Sec. 260.211.4 - Exemption for Finders: Form

§ 260.211.4. Exemption for Finders: Form

(a) An exemption from the provisions of Section 25210 may be obtained from the Commissioner of Business Oversight by a natural person, e.g., individual, who meets the definition of a finder in subdivision (a) of Section 25206.1 of the Code.

(b) Initial Filing: An individual seeking exemption as a finder pursuant to Section 25206.1 of the Code must file with the Commissioner the Statement of Information form set forth in subsection (g) of this section. The Commissioner may request additional information, documentation or detail pertaining to the form to be filed with the Department.

(c) Filing Fee: The fee for filing an initial Statement of Information is $300.00 as prescribed in Section 25206.1, subdivision (c)(2), of the Code. The individual must remit the fee payable to the Department of Business Oversight with the Statement of Information. The fee is not refundable.

(d) Completion of Filing: A Statement of Information is not considered filed until the required fee and a completed form are received by the Commissioner.

(e) Amendment to the Statement of Information: A finder must notify the Commissioner of any change to the information in the initial Statement of Information filed with the Commissioner by filing an amended Statement of Information in accordance with the form instructions within 10 business days of the change.

(f) Exemption Ineligibility: The following individuals are ineligible for the exemption as a finder under Section 25206.1 of the Code and if acting as a broker-dealer as defined in Section 25004 or an agent as defined in Section 25003 of the Code, must register as a broker-dealer pursuant to Section 260.211 or an agent pursuant to Section 260.210 of these rules, unless the individual is otherwise exempt from Section 25210 of the Code:

(1) An individual who fails to meet the definition of a finder in Section 25206.1, subdivision (a), of the Code,

(2) An individual who has committed any of the acts or satisfied any of the circumstances described in Section 25212 of the Code or Rule 506(d) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 C.F.R. 230.506(d)), or

(3) An individual who is registered as a broker-dealer pursuant to Section 260.211 or an agent pursuant to Section 260.210 of these rules.

(g) The Statement of Information shall be filed on the following form:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA - DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT

STATEMENT OF INFORMATION FOR FINDER PURSUANT TO SECTION 25206.1 OF THE CALIFORNIA CORPORATIONS CODE

Instructions: This form is required to:

1) file the initial Statement of Information for exemption as a finder from the broker-dealer requirements of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968,

2) annually file the renewal Statement of Information,

3) notify the Commissioner of Business Oversight of any amendment to the Statement of Information, or

4) withdraw the exemption as a finder. Submit the completed form and filing fee to the Department of Business Oversight, 1515 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, California, 95814.

A natural person, e.g., individual, who does not meet the definition of a finder or the exemption requirements in Corporations Code section 25206.1 is subject to the broker-dealer provisions of Section 25210 of the Corporations Code, if the individual is acting as a broker-dealer as defined in Section 25004 or an agent as defined in Section 25003 of the Corporations Code and is not otherwise exempt from Section 25210 of the Corporations Code.

An individual who meets the exemption requirements as a finder is subject to the prohibition against fraudulent or misleading acts in Corporations Code section 25401.

State the purpose for filing the form by marking the appropriate box below:

[] Initial Statement of Information pursuant to Corporations Code Section 25206.1, subdivision (c), to file for exemption as a finder from the broker-dealer requirements. Complete Sections I and IV, and attach: 1) a check payable to the Department of Business Oversight for the filing fee of $300.00, and 2) a completed Consent to Service of Process (Form 260.165).
[] Renewal Statement of Information pursuant to Corporations Code Section 25206.1, subdivision (d), to renew the exemption as a finder. Complete Sections I, II and IV, and attach a check payable to the Department of Business Oversight for the renewal filing fee of $275.00.
[] Amendment to the initial Statement of Information or renewal Statement of Information pursuant to Sections 260.211.4 and 260.211.5, Title 10, California Code of Regulations. Complete Sections I and IV, and include the changed information in the relevant section. No fee is required.
[] Withdrawal of the exemption pursuant to Section 260.211.6, Title 10, California Code of Regulations. Complete Sections I and III. No fee is required.

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I. All filers must complete the following information:

A. Full Legal Name:

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(Last Name) (First Name) (Middle Name) (Suffix)

B.Social Security Number:

(Disclosure of the social security number is voluntary)

_____-_____-_______

DBO File Number: (DBO use only)

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C.Business and Residential Address (Do not provide a P.O. Box):

[] Business Address:

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(Number and Street) (City) (State) (Zip)

[] Residential Address

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(Number and Street) (City) (State) (Zip)

D.Mailing Address, if different from the business or residential address:

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(Number and Street) (City) (State) (Zip)

E.Telephone Number: ______________________

F.Email Address: _________________________

G.Location of Books and Records Required to be Maintained under Section 25206.1, subdivision (f), of the Corporations Code:

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(Number and Street) (City) (State) (Zip)

H.Are you registered as an agent as defined in Section 25003 of the Corporations Code? Yes [] No []

I.Have you committed any of the acts or satisfied any of the circumstances described in, or are subject to any order pursuant to Section 25212 of the Corporations Code?

Yes [] No []

J.Have you committed any of the acts or satisfied any of the circumstances described in, or are subject to any order pursuant to Rule 506(d) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 [(17 C.F.R. 230.506(d)]?

Yes [] No []

If you answered "yes" in items H, I, or J, you do not qualify under Section 25206.1 of the Corporations Code for the exemption as a finder from the broker-dealer provisions of Section 25210 of the Corporations Code. You are required to register as a broker-dealer or agent if you are acting as a broker-dealer as defined in Section 25004 or an agent as defined in Section 25003 of the Corporations Code, unless otherwise exempt from Section 25210 of the Corporations Code.

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II. Complete the following section if you are filing a renewal Statement of Information:

By filing this notice with the Commissioner of Business Oversight, Finder hereby represents that (check the appropriate box):

1.I have in the prior 12 months complied with and will continue to comply with the conditions in Section 25206.1, subdivision (a), of the Corporations Code. Yes [] No []

2.I have not in the prior twelve months committeda any of the acts or satisfied any of the circumstances described in Section 25212 of the Corporations Code or Rule 506(d) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 [17 C.F.R. 230.506(d) '. I have not [] I have committed one or more of the described acts or circumstances []

3.I have obtained the written agreement specified in Section 25206.1, subdivision (e), of the Corporations Code with respect to each transaction in which I participated in the prior 12 months. Yes [] No []

4.I have received transaction-based compensation that is subject to the actual sale of securities by the issuer in a transaction in which I participated in the prior 12 months. Yes [] No [] (Corporations Code section 25206.1 permits finders to receive transaction-based compensation.)

A finder is not eligible to renew the exemption if the finder answered "no " to item numbers 1 or 3, answered item number 2 as having committed one or more of the described acts, or failed to answer item number 4. You are required to register as a broker-dealer or agent pursuant to Section 25210 of the Corporations Code if you are acting as a broker-dealer as defined in Section 25004 or an agent as defined in Section 25003 of the Corporations Code, unless otherwise exempt from Section 25210 of the Corporations Code.

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III. Complete the following section if you are withdrawing the exemption:

[] Check the box if you are withdrawing the exemption as a finder from the broker-dealer requirements. You are required to register as a broker-dealer or an agent pursuant to Section 25210 of the Corporations Code if are acting as a broker-dealer as defined in Section 25004 or an agent as defined in Section 25003 of the Corporations Code, unless otherwise exempt from Section 25210 of the Corporations Code.

Effective Date of Withdrawal:

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Date

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Signature of Finder

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IV. Execution Section

I, the undersigned, sign this form and certify that the information and statements made in this filing are true and correct. I certify that the books and records will be maintained and preserved, and available for inspection by the Commissioner of Business Oversight as required by Section 25206.1, subdivision (f), of the Corporations Code.

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Date

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Filer or Finder Name (Printed)

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Signature of Filer or Finder

The following notices required by state and federal law are provided for those filing for the exemption as a finder from the broker-dealer provisions of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968:

NOTICES REQUIRED UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW

INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT OF 1977 (California Civil Code Section 1798.17)

(a) The Department of Business Oversight of the State of California, Securities Regulation Division, is requesting the information specified in the Statement of Information.

(b) The Chief Administrative Officer, the Department of Business Oversight, 1515 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 445-5541, is responsible for the system of records and shall, upon request, inform individuals regarding the location of the Department of Business Oversight's records and the categories of persons who use the information in the records.

(c) The records are maintained pursuant to the Corporate Securities Law of 1968 (Corporations Code Section 25206.1).

(d) The submission of all items of information is mandatory, except for the social security number.

(e) Failure to provide all or any part of the mandated information may result in the Department of Business Oversight rejecting the exemption filing.

(f) The purposes within the Department of Business Oversight for which the information is to be used are to 1) verify the individual's identity and eligibility for exemption from the broker-dealer requirements, 2) determine whether the individuals are acting in accordance with the applicable laws, and 3) determine whether the laws administered by the Department of Oversight are being or have been violated and whether administrative action, civil action or referral to appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement or regulatory agencies, as authorized by law, is appropriate.

(g) Any known or foreseeable disclosures of the information pursuant to subdivision (e) or (f) of Civil Code Section 1798.24 may include transfers to federal, state or local law enforcement or regulatory agencies, or to a self-regulatory organization, as authorized by law.

(h) Subject to certain exceptions or exemptions, the Information Practices Act grants an individual a right of access to personal information concerning the requesting individual that is maintained by the Department of Business Oversight.

FEDERAL PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

Pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974 [5 U.S.C. § 552a note (Disclosure of Social Security Number)], disclosure of a social security number is voluntary. The social security number is solicited pursuant to Section 25206.1 of the California Corporations Code. The social security number is used to 1) verify the individual's identity and eligibility for exemption from the broker-dealer requirements, 2) determine whether the individuals are acting in accordance with the applicable laws, and 3) determine whether the laws administered by the Department of Oversight are being or have been violated and whether administrative action, civil action or referral to appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement or regulatory agencies, as authorized by law, is appropriate.

(1. New section filed 6-21-2017; operative 6-21-2017 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2017, No. 25).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 25206.1, Corporations Code. Reference: Section 1798.17, Civil Code; Sections 25165, 25206.1 and 25212, Corporations Code; Sections 13140, 13142, 13143 and 13144, Government Code; 17 C.F.R. 230.506(d); and 5 U.S.C. Section 552 a note.

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