7086 Highland Drive, Suite 250                                                                                        Salt...
Q: “How long does the process take?”A: Providing that all documentation of the proof of asset ownership is supplied prompt...
Q: “Is there a restriction on the use of the loan proceeds?”A: A borrower may essentially do anything with the loan procee...
III. A borrower may be able to take a tax deduction for interest paid on a loan to fund business orinvestment activities; ...
Q: “Is this loan reported to the credit bureaus or reporting services?”A: No, the loan is not reported to the credit burea...
The additional cash or shares tendered to cure the default do not become part of the collateral forthe loan and are not su...
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Questions & Answers About Securities Based Lending

  1. 1. 7086 Highland Drive, Suite 250 Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 Phone: 866-956-5554 www.iconcl.com___________________________________________________________________________________ SECURITES BASED LENDING Questions & AnswersQ: “What is a Securities Loan?”A: In finance, securities lending or stock lending refers to the lending of securities by one party toanother. Our clients use their stocks & other securities to obtain loans for personal or businesspurposes.Q: “Is stock the only asset I can use as collateral for a securities based loan?”A: No. In additional to stocks, ICON also works with individual investors who have other types ofinvestment assets, such as mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), bonds, or U.S. Treasuries.We assess each client’s desired collateral on a case-by-case basis, so please contact us to determineif your assets meet our requirements.Q: “What is the loan process?”A: We work with you at the pace you set, making your loan experience easy, fast, straightforward,and hassle-free. Here are the simple steps: 1. Contact ICON with complete details about the proposed collateral and the amount of non-purpose funding needed. 2. Provide proof of ownership of your securities, bonds, or options with either electronic or physical certificate documents. You must also be able to demonstrate that any security is free-trading and without restriction. Restricted securities can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 3. ICON will first determine the viability of the loan and then calculate a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio and the fixed interest rate, based on an assessment of both short-term & long-term risks. 4. You agree to terms, sign all contracts, arrange for your assets to be transferred. The loan is funded and you make quarterly fixed interest-only payments. 5. At the end of the loan term, you repay the loan. Once your loan is repaid in full, we return the same amount of identical collateral to you.Questions & Answers about Securities Based Lending – ICON Commercial Lending, Inc Page 1of 7
  2. 2. Q: “How long does the process take?”A: Providing that all documentation of the proof of asset ownership is supplied promptly, contractsare signed, and transfers take place in a timely manner, funds can be deposited into your account in3 to 5 days. If you have an urgent need that requires more immediate attention, such as a margincall or a business deal with a pressing deadline, ICON will work with you to expedite or “fast track”the process.Q: “How is a “strike price” used to determine a loan value?”A: Before a loan can be funded, a “strike price” (the per-share price that the value of the collateralwill be based on) must be set. To be the fairest to everyone, a fair and equitable three-day averagepricing model is used for every securities based loan we transact. The strike price is based on anaverage of the closing prices of the collateral for 3 consecutive market days, beginning with the firstday it is transferred.Q: “What happens at the end of the loan term?”A: When you pay the loan back, we give you back the same number of shares pledged as collateral.However, depending on what your financial needs are at the time and how your collateral hasperformed during that period, there are a few other options:1. You can extend the term of the loan upon mutually agreed terms.2. In the event of portfolio growth, upon mutually agreed terms, you can refinance the loan at theend of the term.3. In the event of substantial decline in market value of your collateral, you can simply walk awayfrom the loan with no additional expense because it is a non-recourse loan.Q: “What if my collateral incurs a substantial drop in value?”A: If the value falls below 80% of the loan amount the borrower has two options:1. Since the loan is 100% non-recourse, you may terminate the loan without having to pay off theprinciple or incur a penalty; or2. Keep the loan current by tendering additional shares or cash.Questions & Answers about Securities Based Lending – ICON Commercial Lending, Inc Page 2of 7
  3. 3. Q: “Is there a restriction on the use of the loan proceeds?”A: A borrower may essentially do anything with the loan proceeds. Loans can be used for eitherbusiness or personal uses. It’s entirely up to the borrower as to how the loan funds are utilized.Q: “If the stock has a dividend during the loan will I receive it?”A: Yes – the borrower receives a credit against the interest payment of all amounts equal todividends, interest or other distributions on the stock during the term of the loan. Any excessincome derived from the security is returned to the borrower.Q: “Is the transfer of the stock for the loan considered a “sale”? Are there taxes associated with the transfer of the stock for the loan?”A: No, this is not a taxable transfer. This type of transaction is specifically addressed in InternalRevenue Code § 1058 which specifically states that taxpayers who enter into a qualifying stocklending agreement receive non-recognition treatment with respect to any gain or loss at the time ofthe transfer of the securities, assuming the LTV is kept below 80%. This section provides anexception to the general income recognition principles of Section 1001 of the Internal RevenueCode. Stock loans are a common transaction in the financial markets.Q: “Who owns my stock during the loan?” In other words, “Who has title to my stock during the loan?”A: The stock is transferred to a holding company which has full title, but the borrower retains allbeneficial interests in the securities. The borrower will receive any dividends, interest or any otherbenefits that flow from the stock during the term of the loan.Q: “Is the interest I pay deductible like a mortgage?”A: The answer to this question is entirely dependent on what the borrower does with the loan andhow they structure the loan. The borrower will have to consult with their own tax advisor for thefinal answer. However, with regard to the IRS, there are generally recognized rules which your taxadvisor can share with you, such as:I. Interest on ordinary personal debt, like a credit card, is not tax deductible. No deduction isallowed for personal interest.II. In regard to mortgage interest, this is only deductible if the debt giving rise to the interest issecured by a mortgage on the taxpayer’s qualified residence.Since the loan is a non-recourse loan and not secured by a mortgage, the interest does not qualifyfor the mortgage deduction.Questions & Answers about Securities Based Lending – ICON Commercial Lending, Inc Page 3of 7
  4. 4. III. A borrower may be able to take a tax deduction for interest paid on a loan to fund business orinvestment activities; to the extent investment income exceeds investment interest (return oninvestment). So, under the Securities Lending Agreement, where the borrower invests the moneyand pays interest to the lender, the borrower’s interest payments could be tax deductible asinvestment interest. Likewise, interest payments may be tax deductible if the loan proceeds areused for business purposes.Business or Investment activities could be considered as:a) Interest paid or accrued on indebtedness properly allocable to a trade or business;b) Any investment interest, which generally includes interest paid or accrued on indebtednessproperly allocable to property held for investment; andc) Interest taken into account in computing income or loss from a passive investment activity.The borrower should consult with his or her tax advisor prior to entering into this loan. There aresimply too many individual variables and circumstances for us to give any kind of tax advice.We are not accountants and this is not tax advice, but only a general discussion of the issues.Q: “What happens if I default on the loan?”A: On a non-recourse loan the borrower has no personal liability. The stock is simply forfeited.Q: “Is there any tax consequence should I default on the loan?”A: There are general rules we can share regarding tax treatment of a default. The amount realizedis the difference between the loan amount and the cost basis in the stock.Example:1) Assume the market value of the stock was $500,000 and the loan amount was $400,000.2) Assume the borrower had a cost basis in the stock of $250,000.3) The amount subject to tax is the difference between the loan amount $400,000 less the costbasis $250,000. In this case, the amount subject to tax is $150,000.Q: “Am I personally liable for this loan or can the company back-me-up and make the payments onthis loan if I do not make the payments?”A: No, this is a “non-recourse loan”; therefore, we cannot come after you personally. There is nopersonal liability associated with this type of loan. The only security for the loan is the stock andthe only recourse the lender has is against the stock. The borrower has no personal liabilityexposure. If your company chooses to back-you-up and make the payments, that’s up to you.Questions & Answers about Securities Based Lending – ICON Commercial Lending, Inc Page 4of 7
  5. 5. Q: “Is this loan reported to the credit bureaus or reporting services?”A: No, the loan is not reported to the credit bureaus and there is no public record of this loan.Even if the borrower elects to walk away from the loan and default because, for example, he or shehas more money than the stock is worth, therefore it is not reported.Q: “What happens if I fail to make my requited payments on the loan?”A: If the borrower does not make the interest payments when due or fails to repay the principalwhen due, the lenders only recourse is against the stock. 1. The loan will be terminated and cancelled. 2. The borrower gets to keep the money received for the stock and the lender gets to keep all interest in the stock. 3. The default or termination is not reported to any credit bureaus.Q: “What if the value of the stock falls significantly? (or) “What does this default provision in the loan mean?”A: If the value of stock falls below the agreed minimum value in the contract, then there is an eventknow as a default. The minimum value is 80% of the loan amount; not 80% of the original price!For example, assume the stock had a full market value of $10 per share when the loan was made.Also, assume the loan terms established a 70% LTV, so the loan was for 70% of the full market valueor $7 per share.If the value of the stock falls below 80% of the loan amount, then there is a default.In this example, the share price would have to go below $7 x 80%, or $5.60 per share, in order totrigger such a default. In this example, for a default to occur, the share price must fall more than44% (from $10.00 to $5.60).While the interest rate and interest payment remain constant, due to the volatility of the collateral,the contract may require the borrower to contribute additional cash or shares to keep the loanviable.The decision to tender additional cash or securities is solely in the borrower’s hands. The borrowercould choose not to risk more support and terminate the loan or the borrower could choose to keepthe loan in good standing by curing the default caused by the loss in value of the collateral.Questions & Answers about Securities Based Lending – ICON Commercial Lending, Inc Page 5of 7
  6. 6. The additional cash or shares tendered to cure the default do not become part of the collateral forthe loan and are not subject to repayment or refund at any time.At origination, the borrower and the lender agreed to a minimum fair market value for thecollateral of the loan. The payment of the additional cash or securities establishes a new lowerminimum fair market value and higher risk threshold or the lender and borrower alike.Those funds “buy-down” the price of the security to set a new floor for the stock and thus maintainthe minimum value ratio between the amount of money loaned and the minimum value of thesecurity for which the lender is willing to be at risk.For more info, call Randall Farr at 866-956-5556, ext 115 or go to www.iconcl.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=42874750&trk=tab_proQuestions & Answers about Securities Based Lending – ICON Commercial Lending, Inc Page 6of 7

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