441-035-0120 - Required Disclosures

441-035-0120. Required Disclosures

(1) Except as allowed under OAR 441-035-0130, prior to any offer or sale of an OIO security, each prospective investor must be given, in a single written document, the disclosures identified in subsection (2). For the purposes of this exemption, "in writing" includes printed, electronic, and internet media. An interested party must be given the option to receive the disclosures and subsequent reports in one or more formats, including printed copies at no charge.

(2) The disclosures required by these rules must include:

(a) The name(s) and physical address(es) of the issuer and of all officers, principals, managing partners and shareholders of the issuer holding a 20% interest or more, or persons holding a substantially similar position;

(b) A description of the experience and qualifications of the issuer officers, principals, managing partners and persons holding substantially similar positions;

(c) A description of the business, including how long it has been in operation and the specific reason for the offering;

(d) A discussion in plain language of the significant factors material to the offering, including those that make the offering speculative or risky;

(e) The total offering amount and how the issuer expects to use the proceeds of the offering, including compensation and expenses related to the offering.

(f) If an issuer needs to raise a minimum amount to achieve the stated funding goal, they must disclose that minimum offering amount and how the issuer intends to use funds raised through the offering if the minimum goal is not met, or if they intend to return the funds if the goal is not met;

(g) The terms and conditions of the securities being offered, the total amount of securities that are outstanding prior to the OIO, and the total amount of securities being offered or sold in reliance on the OIO exemption:

(A) If the issuer is offering stock, the terms and conditions must include either the percentage of ownership represented by a single share, or the total value of the Oregon business implied by the offering price.

(B) If the issuer is offering notes or debentures, the terms and conditions must include the interest rate and specific terms of repayment.

(h) A description of any litigation or legal proceedings within the past five (5) years, if any, involving the issuer or any persons associated with the issuer.

(3) The issuer must inform all investors that the securities exempted by these rules are not registered with the state, that they are subject to a limitation on re-sale and investors may not be able to sell their securities promptly or may only be able to sell them at a substantial discount from the offering price. Disclosures must also contain the following language on the cover page of the offering document:

"THESE SECURITIES ARE BEING SOLD IN RELIANCE ON AN EXEMPTION TO THE FEDERAL SECURITIES REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 3(a)(11) OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 AND UNDER ORS 59.035 OF THE OREGON SECURITIES LAW. THESE SECURITIES CAN ONLY BE SOLD TO RESIDENTS OF OREGON AND ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERABILITY AND RESALE. INVESTORS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR THE FINANCIAL RISKS OF THIS INVESTMENT FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.

IN MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS SHOULD RELY ON THEIR OWN EXAMINATION OF THE ISSUER AND THE TERMS REVEALED IN THESE OFFERING DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING THE MERITS AND RISKS INVOLVED.

THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN RECOMMENDED BY ANY FEDERAL OR STATE AUTHORITY OR REGULATORY COMMISSION NOR HAVE THEY CONFIRMED THE ACCURACY OR DETERMINED THE ADEQUACY OF THIS DOCUMENT. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. BUSINESS TECHNICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE NOT REVIEWED THE OFFERING DOCUMENTS AND CANNOT DETERMINE THE MERITS OF THIS OFFERING"

(4) At the time of sale the issuer must require all purchasers to sign the following acknowledgement. For the purposes of this provision, "signed" includes a scanned, faxed or virtual signature:

"I have been provided and have reviewed the complete offering document, including the disclosures. I acknowledge that I am investing in a high-risk, business venture with no guarantee of success, that I may lose all of my investment, and that I can afford the loss of my investment. I understand this offering has not been reviewed by the State, and no authority has expressed an opinion on the merits or accuracy of this offering. By entering into this transaction with the issuer, I am affirmatively representing myself as an Oregon resident."

(FCS 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-15)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 59.035

Stats. Implemented: ORS 59.035

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