GLOBAL CUSTODY AGREEMENT
For Foreign and Domestic Securities
This Custodian Agreement (“Agreement”) is made as of March 11, 2011 by and between Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (“Principal”) and Union Bank, N.A. (“Custodian”).
WHEREAS, the Custodian is a bank meeting the qualifications required by Section 17(f)(1) of the Act to act as custodian of the portfolio securities and other assets of investment companies; and
WHEREAS, Principal wishes to retain the Custodian to act as custodian of its portfolio securities and other assets in compliance with Section 17(f) of the Act (as defined below), and the Custodian has indicated its willingness to so act;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and mutual covenants herein contained, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. DEFINITIONS. Certain terms used in this Agreement are defined as follows:
1.1 “Account” means, collectively, each account maintained by Custodian on behalf of Principal pursuant to Paragraph 4 of this Agreement.
1.2 “Act” means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules and regulations adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) thereunder, including §270.17f-4, §270.17f-5 and §270.17f-7, all as may be amended from time to time.
1.3 “Board” means the Board of Trustees or the Board of Directors of Principal.
1.4 “Depository” means both any “securities depository” within the meaning of §270.17f-4 of the Act and any Eligible Securities Depository
1.5 “Eligible Foreign Custodian” means an entity that is incorporated or organized under the laws of a country other than the United States and that is a Qualified Foreign Bank, as defined in §270.17f-5(a)(5) of the Act.
1.6 “Eligible Securities Depository”, (“Depository”, or collectively "Depositories”) means a system for the central handling of securities as defined in §270.17f-7(b)(1) of the Act.
1.7 “Emerging Market” means each market so identified in Appendix A attached hereto.
1.8 “Foreign Account” means an Account in which Foreign Currencies or Securities are held by the Custodian for the benefit of clients whether in comingled accounts or accounts designated for each beneficiary owner as is required under the regulatory jurisdiction where the Foreign Account is established.
1.9 “Foreign Assets” has the meaning provided in §270.17f-5(a)(2) of the Act.
1.10 “Foreign Currency” (“Currencies”) means any currency or any composite currency unit issued by a government or entity other than the United States Department of Treasury.
1.11 “Foreign Market” means each market so identified in Appendix A attached hereto.
1.12 “Global Sub-Agent Network” (“Sub-Agent Network” or “Sub-Agents”) means the countries and markets where Eligible Foreign Sub-Custodians and Eligible Foreign Depositories are maintained by Custodian.
1.13 “Governing Documents” means, with respect to each of the portfolios, (i) the declaration of trust or other constituting document of the Principal of which the portfolio is a series or portfolio, (ii) the currently effective prospectus under the Securities Act, (iii) the most recent statement of additional information, and (iv) a certified copy of the Board approving the engagement of the Custodian to act as custodian of the Securities.
1.14 “Monitoring System” means the policies and procedures established by Custodian to fulfill its duties to monitor the custody risks associated with maintaining Securities with a Sub-Custodian or Depository on a continuing basis, pursuant to this Agreement.
1.15 “Securities” means securities as defined in §2(a)(36) of the Act together with cash or any currency or other property of Principal and all income and proceeds of sale of such securities or other property of Principal that are held by Custodian in the Account.
1.16 “Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
1.17 “Sub-Custodian” means an entity, including an Eligible Foreign Custodian, that Custodian retains to hold Securities.
2.1 Principal hereby appoints the Custodian as the custodian of the Securities of each of its Portfolios.
2.2 Principal has provided the Custodian with a copy of its Governing Documents, and will provide the Custodian with a copy of amendments, supplements and modifications thereof from time to time.
2.3 The Custodian hereby accepts appointment as custodian of the Securities of Principal and agrees to perform the duties of such custodian in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
3. REPRESENTATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3.1 Power to Enter Agreement. Principal represents that, with respect to the Account, Principal is authorized to enter into this Agreement and to retain Custodian on the terms and conditions and for the purposes described herein.
3.2 Foreign Custody Manager. The custodian agrees to serve as Principal’s “Foreign Custody Manager” as defined in Rule §270.17f-5(a)(3) of the Act, in respect of Principal’s Foreign Assets held from time to time by the Custodian with any Sub-Custodian that is an Eligible Foreign Custodian or with any Eligible Securities Depository.
3.3 Custodian’s Sub-Agent Network. Principal hereby acknowledges receiving appropriate notice of Custodian’s selection of the use of those Eligible Foreign Custodians and Eligible Securities Depositories that are identified in Appendix A of this Agreement.
4. ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNT.
4.1 Custodian shall open and maintain a separate Account or Accounts in the name of Principal and shall hold in such Account or Accounts, subject to the provisions hereof, all Securities and non-cash property received by it from or for the Account of the Principal. Custodian, in its sole discretion, may reasonably refuse to accept any property now or hereafter delivered to it for inclusion in the Account. Principal shall be notified promptly of such refusal and any such property shall be immediately returned to Principal. Custodian shall be under no duty to take any action hereunder on behalf of the Principal except as specifically set forth herein or as may be specifically agreed to by Custodian and the Principal in a written amendment hereto.
4.2 Subject at all times to the instruction of Principal pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, the Custodian shall have no power or authority to assign, hypothecate, pledge or otherwise dispose of any such Securities and investments except pursuant to the direction of Principal under terms of the Agreement.
5. CUSTODY AND REGISTRATION.
Custodian may (i) maintain possession of all or any portion of the Securities, including possession in a foreign branch or other office of Custodian; or (ii) retain, in accordance with this Paragraph 5 and Paragraph 6 of this Agreement, one or more Sub-Custodians to hold all or any portion of the Securities. Custodian and any Sub-Custodian may, in accordance with this Paragraph 5 and Paragraph 6 of this Agreement, deposit definitive or book-entry Securities with one or more Depositories.
5.1 Identification of Securities. Custodian shall ensure the Securities are at all times properly identified as being held for the appropriate Account. Custodian shall segregate physically the Securities and non-cash property from other securities owned by Custodian. Custodian shall not be required to segregate physically Securities held from other securities or property held by Custodian for third parties as custodian or other representative capacity, but Custodian shall maintain adequate records showing the true ownership of the Securities.
5.2 Use of Depositories and Sub-Custodians. Custodian may, in its discretion, deposit any Securities which, under applicable law, are eligible to be so deposited in a Depository or Sub-Custodian account. Securities and Foreign Currencies held by a Sub-Custodian or Depository will be held subject to the rules, terms and conditions of such securities markets or securities depositories. If Custodian deposits Securities with a Sub-Custodian or Depository, Custodian shall maintain adequate records showing the identity and location of the Sub-Custodian or Depository, the Securities held by the Sub-Custodian or Depository and each account to which such Securities belong. With respect to Securities that are held for Custodian or any Sub-Custodian at a Depository, as defined in of §270.17f-4 of the Act, Custodian shall satisfy or cause the Sub-Custodian to satisfy the requirements of §270.17f-4 of the Act.
5.3 Use of Nominees. Custodian shall have the right to hold or cause to be held all Securities in the name of the Custodian, or for any Sub-Custodian or Depository, or in the name of a nominee of any of them as Custodian shall determine to be appropriate under the circumstances.
5.4 Foreign Currency Deposits. The Custodian may in accordance with customary practices hold any currency in which any cash is denominated on deposit, and effect transaction relating thereto, through an account with an affiliate of Union Bank, or Sub-Custodian or Depository in the country where such currency is the lawful currency or in other countries where such currency may be lawfully held on deposit.
5.5 Transferability and Convertibility of Currency. Custodian shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from the applicability of any law or regulation now or hereafter in effect, or from the occurrence of any event, which may affect the transferability, convertibility, or availability of any currency in the countries where such Foreign Accounts are maintained and in no event shall Custodian be obligated to substitute another currency for a currency whose transferability, convertibility, or availability has been affected by such law, regulation or event. To the extent that any such law, regulation or event imposes a cost or charge upon Custodian in relation to the transferability, convertibility, or availability of any such currency, such cost or charge shall be for the Account.
5.6 Delivery of Securities. If Principal directs Custodian to deliver assets, certificates or other physical evidence of ownership of Securities to any broker or other party, other than a Sub-Custodian or Depository employed by Custodian for purposes of maintaining the Account, Custodian’s sole responsibility shall be to exercise care and diligence in effecting the delivery as instructed by Principal. Upon completion of the delivery, Custodian shall be discharged completely of any further liability or responsibility with respect to the safekeeping and custody of Securities so delivered.
5.7 Transferability of Securities. Except as otherwise provided under this Agreement or as the parties may otherwise agree, Custodian shall ensure that (i) the Securities will not be subject to any right, charge, security interest, lien, or claim of any kind in favor of Custodian or any Sub-Custodian or any person claiming through any of them except for as discussed in Section 9.2, and in the case of cash deposits at an Eligible Foreign Custodian, liens or rights in favor of the creditors of the Eligible Foreign Custodian arising under bankruptcy, insolvency, or similar laws, and (ii) the beneficial ownership of the Securities will be freely transferable without the payment of money or value other than for safe custody or administration.
5.8 Access to Account Records. Principal or its designee, shall have access, upon reasonable prior notice to Custodian, during regular business hours to the books and records relating to the Accounts, or shall be given confirmation of the contents of the books and records, maintained by Custodian or any Sub-Custodian holding Securities hereunder to verify the accuracy of such books and records. Custodian shall notify Principal promptly of any applicable law or regulation in any country where Securities are held that would restrict such access or confirmation.
6. SELECTION AND MONITORING OF GLOBAL SUB-AGENT NETWORK.
Upon written notice to Principal, as provided in Subparagraph 6.4 of this Agreement, Custodian may from time to time select one or more Eligible Foreign Custodians and, subject to the provisions of Subparagraph 6.7, one or more Eligible Securities Depositories, to hold Securities hereunder.
6.1 Governing Sub-Agent Agreement. Any relationship Custodian establishes with an Eligible Foreign Custodian with respect to Securities shall be governed by a written contract providing for the reasonable care of Securities based on the standards specified in section §270.17(f)-5(c)(1) of the Act, and including the provisions set forth in sections §270.17(f)-5(c)(2)(i)(A) through (F) of the Act, or provisions which Custodian determines provide the same or greater protection of Principal’s Securities.
6.2 Sub-Agent Network Selection.
6.2.1 Foreign Sub-Custodian. In selecting an Eligible Foreign Custodian, Custodian shall exercise reasonable care, prudence and diligence and shall consider whether the Securities will be subject to reasonable care, based on the standards applicable to custodians in the relevant market, including (i) the Eligible Foreign Custodian’s practices, procedures, and internal controls, including, but not limited to, the physical protections available for certificated securities (if applicable), the method of keeping custodial records, and the security and data protection practices; (ii) the Eligible Foreign Custodian’s financial strength, general reputation and standing in the country in which it is located, its ability to provide efficiently the custodial services required, and the relative cost of such services; and, (iii) whether the Eligible Foreign Custodian has branch offices in the United States, or consents to service of process in the United States, in order to facilitate jurisdiction over and enforcement of judgments against it.
6.2.2 Securities Depository. In selecting an Eligible Securities Depository, Custodian shall exercise reasonable care, prudence, and diligence in evaluating the custody risks associated with maintaining Securities with the Eligible Securities Depository under Custodian’s custody arrangements with any relevant Eligible Foreign Custodian and the Eligible Securities Depository.
6.3 Notices to Principal. Custodian shall give 30 days’ written notice to Principal of its intention to deposit Securities with an Eligible Foreign Custodian or, directly or through an Eligible Foreign Sub-Custodian, with an Eligible Securities Depository. The notice shall identify the proposed Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository and shall include reasonably available information relied on by Custodian in making the selection.
6.4 Monitoring of Sub-Agent Network. Custodian shall monitor under its Monitoring System the appropriateness of the continued custody or maintenance of Principal’s Securities with each Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository.
6.4.1 Custodian shall evaluate and determine at least annually the continued eligibility of each Eligible Foreign Custodian and Eligible Securities Depository approved by Principal to act as such hereunder. In discharging this responsibility, Custodian shall (i) monitor on a continuing basis the day to day services and reports provided by each Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository; (ii) at least annually, obtain and review the annual financial report published by each Eligible Foreign Custodian, and to the extent such reports are publicly available, each Eligible Securities Depository, and other reports on each Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository which Custodian may obtain from a reputable independent analyst; and, (iii) periodically as deemed appropriate, physically inspect the operations of each Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository.
6.4.2 Custodian shall provide to the Board annually and at such other times as the Board may reasonably request based on the circumstances of the Principal’s foreign custody arrangements, written reports notifying the Board of the placement of Securities of the Principal with a particular foreign Eligible Foreign Custodian within a Foreign Market or an Emerging Market and of any material change in the arrangements (including any material changes in any contracts governing such arrangements or any material changes in the established practices or procedures of Depositories) with respect to Securities of the Principal held by the Eligible Foreign Custodian.
6.4.3 If Custodian determines that (i) any Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository no longer satisfies the applicable requirements described in Subparagraph 1.5 of this Agreement (in the case of an Eligible Foreign Custodian) or Subparagraph 1.6 of this Agreement (in the case of an Eligible Securities Depository); or, (ii) any Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository is otherwise no longer capable or qualified to perform the functions contemplated herein; or (iii) any change in a contract with a Eligible Foreign Custodian or any change in established Eligible Securities Depository or market practices or procedures shall cause a custody arrangement to no longer meet the requirements of the Act, Custodian shall promptly give written notice thereof to Principal. The notice shall, in addition, either indicate Custodian’s intention to transfer Securities held by the removed Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository to another Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository previously identified to Principal, or include a notice pursuant to Subparagraph 6.4 of this Agreement of Custodian’s intention to deposit Securities with a new Eligible Foreign Custodian or Eligible Securities Depository, in either instance such transfer of Securities to be effected as soon as reasonably practical.
6.5 Compulsory Depositories. Notwithstanding the foregoing sub-sections of this Paragraph 6, Custodian shall have no responsibility for the selection or monitoring of any Eligible Securities Depository or Eligible Securities Depository’s agent (“Compulsory Depository”) (i) the use of which is mandated by law or regulation; (ii) because securities cannot be withdrawn from the depository; or (iii) because maintaining securities outside the securities depository is not consistent with prevailing market practices in the relevant market; provided however, that Custodian shall notify Principal if Principal has directed a trade in a market containing a Compulsory Depository, so Principal and Advisor shall have an opportunity to determine the appropriateness of investing in such market.
6.6 Assessment of Custody Risk. Principal and Custodian agree that, for purposes of this Paragraph 6, Custodian’s determination of appropriateness shall only include custody risk, and shall not include any evaluation of “country risk” or systemic risk associated with the investment or holding of assets in a particular country or market, including, but not limited to (i) the use of Compulsory Depositories, (ii) the country’s or market’s financial infrastructure, (iii) the country’s or market’s prevailing custody and settlement practices, (iv) risk of nationalization, expropriation or other governmental actions, (v) regulation of the banking or securities industries, (vi) currency controls, restrictions, devaluation or fluctuation, and (vii) country or market conditions which may affect the orderly execution of securities transactions or affect the value of the transactions. Principal and Custodian further agree that the evaluation of any such country and systemic risks shall be solely the responsibility of Principal.
7.1 Instructions and Immediately Available Funds. Principal is responsible for ensuring that Custodian receives timely instructions and sufficient immediately available funds for all transactions by such time and date as conditions in the relevant market dictate. As used herein, "sufficient immediately available funds" shall mean either (a) sufficient cash denominated in the currency of Principal’s home jurisdiction to purchase the necessary foreign currency, or (b) sufficient applicable foreign currency, to settle the transaction. If Custodian does not receive such timely instructions and/or immediately available funds, Custodian shall have no liability of any kind to any person, including Principal, for failing to effect settlement. However, Custodian shall use reasonable efforts to effect settlement as soon as possible after receipt of appropriate instructions.
7.2.1 Customary or Established Settlement Practices. Principal acknowledges settlement of and payment for Securities received for and delivered from the Account may be made in accordance with the customary or established securities trading and securities processing practices in the market in which the transaction occurs. Principal understands that when Custodian is instructed to deliver Foreign Securities or Foreign Currencies against payment, delivery of such Foreign Securities and Foreign Currencies and receipt of payment therefore may not be completed simultaneously. Principal assumes full responsibility for all credit risks involved in connection with Custodian’s delivery of Foreign Securities or Foreign Currencies pursuant to instructions of Principal.
7.2.2 Additions to and Withdrawals from Account. Custodian shall make all additions and withdrawals of Securities to and from this Account only upon receipt of and pursuant to written instructions from Principal.
7.3 Purchases or Sales. Principal from time to time may instruct Custodian regarding the purchase or sale of Securities in accordance with this paragraph 7.3.
7.3.1 Purchases. Custodian shall settle purchases by charging the Account with the amount necessary to make the purchase and effecting payment to the seller or broker for the Securities. Custodian shall have no liability of any kind to any person, including Principal, if Custodian effects payment on behalf of the Account, and the settler or broker specified by Principal fails to deliver the Securities purchased. Custodian shall exercise such ordinary care and diligence as would be employed by a reasonably prudent custodian in examining and verifying the certificates or other indicia of ownership of the Securities purchased before accepting them, except with respect to assets described in Paragraph 7.4.
7.3.2 Sales. Custodian shall settle sales by delivering certificates or other indicia of ownership of the Securities, and as instructed, shall receive cash for such sales. Custodian shall have no liability of any kind to any person, including Principal, if Custodian exercises due diligence and delivers such certificates or indicia of ownership and the purchaser or broker fails to effect payment.
7.4 Depository Settlement. If a purchase or sale is settled through a Sub-Custodian or Depository, Custodian shall exercise such ordinary care and diligence as would be employed by a reasonably prudent custodian in verifying proper consummation of the transaction by the Sub-Custodian or Depository.
7.5 Income and Principal. Custodian or its designated Sub-Agents are authorized, as Principal’s agent, to surrender against payment maturing obligations and obligations called for redemption, and to collect and receive payments of interest and principal, dividends, warrants, and other things of value in connection with Securities. Absent written instructions from Principal, funds will remain in the currency of collection upon receipt of payment.
7.6 Foreign Currency Transactions. At the direction of Principal, Custodian shall convert currency in the Account to other currencies through customary channels including, without limitation, Custodian or any of its affiliates, as shall be necessary to effect any transaction directed by Principal.
7.7 Taxes. Custodian shall pay or cause to be paid from the Account upon receipt of instructions from Principal all taxes and levies in the nature of taxes imposed on the Account or the Foreign Securities thereof by any country. Custodian will use reasonable efforts to give the Principal advance notice of the imposition of such taxes. The Custodian shall have no responsibility or liability for any obligations now or hereafter imposed on the Principal or the Custodian as custodian of the Principal by the tax law of the United States or of any state or political subdivision thereof or any foreign jurisdiction. The sole responsibilities of the Custodian with regard to such tax law shall be to use reasonable efforts to effect the withholding of local taxes and related charges with regard to market entitlement/payment in accordance with local law and subject to local market practice or custom and to assist the Principal with respect to any claim for exemption or refund under the tax law of countries for which such Principal has provided such information. Except as specifically provided in this Agreement or otherwise agreed to in writing by the Custodian, the Custodian shall have no independent obligation to determine the tax obligations now or hereafter imposed on the Principal by any taxing authority or to obtain or provide information relating thereto, and shall have no obligation or liability with respect to such tax obligations.
7.8 Foreign Tax Reclamation. Custodian shall use reasonable efforts to obtain refunds of taxes withheld on Foreign Securities or the income thereof that are available under applicable tax laws, treaties and regulations subject to Principal’s provision of all documentation and certifications as required by U.S. and foreign tax authorities to establish the eligibility of Principal for tax reclamation under applicable law or treaty. Principal hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Custodian and its agents in respect to any liability arising from any under withholding or underpayment of any Tax which results from the inaccuracy or invalidity of any such forms or other documentation, and such obligation to indemnify shall be a continuing obligation of Principal, its successor and assignees, notwithstanding the termination of this agreement. The Custodian is authorized to disclose any information required by any such tax or other governmental authority in relation to processing any claim for exemption from or reduction or refund of any taxes relating to the Principal’s transactions and holdings.
7.9 Collection Obligations. Custodian shall diligently collect income and principal of Securities which the Custodian has received actual notice in accordance with normal industry practices. However, Custodian shall be under no obligation or duty to take any action to effect collection of any amount if the Securities upon which such amount is payable are in default, or if payment is refused after due demand. Custodian shall notify Principal promptly of such default or refusal to pay. Custodian shall have no duty to file or pursue any bankruptcy or class action claims with respect to Account, unless indemnified by Principal in manner and amount satisfactory to Custodian.
7.10 Capital Changes. Custodian may, without further instruction from Principal, exchange temporary certificates and may surrender and exchange Securities for other securities in connection with any reorganization, recapitalization or similar transaction in which the owner of the Securities is not given an option. Custodian has no responsibility to effect any such exchange unless it has received notice of the event permitting or requiring such exchange at its processing center in San Francisco or at the office of Custodian’s designated agents.
7.11 Fractional Interest. Custodian shall receive and retain all stock distributed by a corporation as a dividend, stock split, or otherwise; however, in connection therewith, if a fractional share is received, Custodian shall sell such fractional shares when such market facility is available.
8. CREDITS TO ACCOUNT
8.1 Payment. Custodian may as a matter of bookkeeping convenience or by separate agreement with the Principal, credit the account with the proceeds from the sale, redemption or other disposition of Securities or interest or dividends or other distributions payable on Securities prior to its actual receipt of final payment; therefore, all such credits shall be conditional until the Custodian’s actual receipt of final payment and may be reversed by Custodian to the extent that final payment is not received. Payment with respect to a transaction will not be final until Custodian receives immediately available funds under which applicable local law, rule and/or practice, are irreversible and not subject to any security interest, levy or other encumbrance, and which are specifically applicable to such transaction. Principal acknowledges and agrees that any currency risk associated with such credits will be born by Principal.
8.2. Emerging Market Settlement Dates. Notwithstanding the foregoing Paragraph 8.1, Principal understands and agrees that settlement of Securities transactions is available only on settlement date basis in certain Emerging Markets, which are identified in Appendix A, as amended from time to time by written notice to Principal.
8.2.1 Cash Deposits. For Emerging Markets with restricted settlement conditions, cash of any currency deposited or delivered to the Account shall be available for use by Principal only on the business day on which actual receipt of final payment and funds of good value are available to Sub-Custodian in the Account.
8.2.2 Securities. For Emerging Markets with restricted settlement conditions, Securities deposited or delivered to the Account shall be available for use by Principal only on the business day on which such Securities are held in the nominee name or are otherwise subject to the control of, and in a form for good delivery by, the Sub-Custodian.
9. OVERDRAFT AND INDEBTEDNESS
9.1 Advance Funds. If Custodian advances funds to or for the benefit of Account in connection with the settlement of securities or currency transactions or other activity in the Account including overdrafts or other indebtedness incurred in connection with the settlement of securities transactions, maturity or income payments or funds transfers, Principal agrees to reimburse Custodian on demand the amount of the advance or overdraft and all related fees as established in Custodian’s published fee schedule. Principal will bear the risk from any currency valuation differences associated with Principal’s reimbursement obligations to Custodian.
9.2 Repayment. If Principal requires the Custodian, its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents, to advance cash or securities for any purpose (including but not limited to securities settlements, foreign exchange contracts and assumed settlement), or in the event that the Custodian or its nominee shall incur or be assessed any taxes, charges, expenses, assessments, claims or liabilities in connection with the performance of this Agreement, except such as may arise from its or its nominee’s own negligent action, negligent failure to act or willful misconduct, or if Principal fails to compensate the Custodian pursuant to Paragraph 17 hereof, any cash at any time held for the account of Principal shall be security therefor and should Principal fail to repay the Custodian promptly, the Custodian shall be entitled to utilize available cash to the extent necessary to obtain reimbursement.
10. CORPORATE ACTIONS. PROXIES AND LITERATURE
10.1 Corporate Actions. Custodian shall notify Principal of the receipt of notices of redemptions, conversions, exchanges, calls, puts, subscription rights, and scrip certificates (“Corporate Action(s)”). Custodian need not monitor financial publications for notices of Corporate Actions and shall not be obligated to take any action unless actual notice has been received by Custodian at its processing center in San Francisco, California, or at the offices of the Sub-Agent where the security is held in Custodian’s Foreign Account. Custodian’s sole responsibility in this regard shall be to give such notices to Principal within a reasonable time after Custodian receives them. Custodian has no responsibility to respond or otherwise act with respect to any such notice unless and until Custodian has received timely and appropriate instructions from Principal. Principal is responsible for ensuring required documentation and funds are available to Custodian and its agents as required under the terms of the offer or by legal jurisdiction in order for Custodian and its agent to take action on behalf of Account.
10.2 Proxies. Neither Custodian nor any nominee of Custodian shall vote any of the securities held hereunder by or for the account of Principal, except in accordance with the instructions contained in an officers' certificate. Custodian shall promptly deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, to Principal all notices, proxies and proxy soliciting materials with relation to such securities, such proxies to be executed by the beneficial owner of such securities (if registered otherwise than in the name of Principal), but without indicating the manner in which such proxies are to be voted.
Custodian shall transmit promptly to Principal all written information (including, without limitation, pendency of calls and maturities of securities and expirations of rights in connection therewith) received by Custodian from issuers of the securities being held for Principal. With respect to tender or exchange offers, Custodian shall transmit promptly to Principal all written information received by the Custodian from issuers of the securities whose tender or exchange is sought and from the party (or his agents) making the tender or exchange offer.
Principal acknowledges that proxy services are limited in foreign markets and Custodian’s sole responsibility with respect to such proxy materials will be to forward the proxy and accompanying material received by Custodian to Principal. Custodian shall have no duty to translate or retain any material received unless required to do so by law.
10.3 Corporate Literature. Custodian shall have no duty to forward or to retain any other corporate material received by Custodian for the Account unless required to do so by law. Custodian shall have no duty to translate or retain any material received from its Global Sub-Agent Network unless required to do so by law.
10.4 Disclosure to Issuers of Securities. Unless Principal directs Custodian in writing to the contrary, Principal agrees that Custodian or its Sub-Agents may disclose the name and address of the party with the authority to vote the proxies of the Securities held in this Account as well as the number of shares held, to any issuer of said Securities or its agents upon the written request of such issuer or agent in conformity with the provisions of the applicable law. Principal acknowledges that Custodian or its Sub-Agents may be required under jurisdictional law to disclose to issuers beneficial owner information regardless of Principal’s instructions otherwise.
11.1 Written. All instructions from Principal with respect to the Accounts must be from an authorized person and shall be in writing, and shall continue in force until changed by subsequent instructions. For purposes of this Paragraph 11, an authorized person means any of the persons duly authorized by the Board to give instructions on behalf of the Principal as set forth in a certificate along with any limitations on such Persons’ scope of authority, such certificate to be executed by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Principal, as the same may be revised from time to time. Pending receipt of written authority, Custodian may in its absolute discretion at any time accept oral, faxed, wired and electronically transmitted instructions from Principal provided Custodian believes in good faith that the instructions are genuine. If oral instructions are received, Principal shall promptly confirm such instructions in writing or by facsimile or other means permitted hereunder. Principal will hold Custodian harmless for the failure of Principal to send confirmation in writing, the failure of such confirmation to conform to the telephone instructions received or Custodian’s failure to produce such confirmation at any subsequent time.
11.2 Reliance on Instructions. Except as otherwise provided herein, all instructions shall be in writing, and shall continue in force until changed by subsequent instructions.
12. RIGHT TO RECEIVE ADVICE
12.1 Advice of the Principal. If Custodian is in doubt as to any action it should or should not take under this Agreement, Custodian may request directions or advice, including oral instructions or written instructions, from the Principal.
12.2 Advice of Counsel. If Custodian shall be in doubt as to any question of law pertaining to any action it should or should not take, Custodian may request advice from counsel of its own choosing (who may be counsel for the Principal or Custodian, at the option of Custodian). Principal shall pay the reasonable cost of any counsel retained by Custodian with prior notice to Principal.
12.3 Conflicting Advice. In the event of a conflict between directions or advice or oral instructions or written instructions Custodian receives from the Principal, and the advice it receives from counsel, Custodian shall be entitled to rely upon and follow the advice of counsel.
12.4 Protection of Custodian. Custodian shall be indemnified by Principal and without liability for any action Custodian takes or does not take in reliance upon directions or advice or oral instructions or written instructions Custodian receives from or on behalf of the Principal, or from counsel and which Custodian believes, in good faith, to be consistent with those directions or advice or oral instructions or written instructions. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed so as to impose an obligation upon Custodian (i) to seek such directions or advice or oral instructions or written instructions, or (ii) to act in accordance with such directions or advice or oral instructions or written instructions.
13. ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING
13.1 Cost and Nominal Value. Principal agrees to furnish Custodian with the income tax cost basis and dates of acquisition of all Securities held in the Account to be carried on its records. If Principal does not furnish such information, Custodian shall carry the Securities at any such nominal value it determines, such value to be for bookkeeping purposes only. All statements and reporting of any matters requiring this information will use this nominal value. Custodian shall have no duty to verify the accuracy of the cost basis and dates of acquisition furnished by Principal. Securities purchased in the Account shall be carried at cost.
13.2 Valuations. To the extent that Custodian has agreed to provide pricing or other information services, Custodian is authorized to utilize any vendor (including brokers and dealers of Securities and pricing services embedded in Custodian’s securities processing or accounting systems) reasonably believed by Custodian to be reliable to provide such information. Principal understands that certain pricing information with respect to complex financial instruments including, without limitation, derivatives, may be based on calculated amounts rather than actual market transactions and may not reflect actual market values, and that the variance between such calculated amounts and actual market values may or may not be material. Where pricing vendors used by Custodian do not provide information for Securities, Principal or authorized party may advise Custodian regarding the fair market value of, or provide other information with respect to, such held Securities. If Principal does not provide such information, Custodian shall use the cost or nominal value for such Securities, solely for administrative convenience. Custodian shall not be liable for any loss, damage or expense incurred as a result of errors or omissions with respect to any pricing or other information utilized by Custodian hereunder and shall have no responsibility or duty to ascertain or authenticate the value of pricing applied to any such Security.
13.3 Activity Reports. Custodian shall make available daily to Principal a statement summarizing all transactions and entries for the account of Principal.
13.4 Statements. Custodian shall provide Principal Account statements and other reports periodically by means of the Custodian’s Online Trust and Custody Service or as otherwise as agreed to by Principal and Custodian showing all income and principal transactions and cash positions, and a list of securities. Principal may approve or disapprove any such statement within thirty (30) days of its receipt, and, if no written objections are received within the thirty (30) day period, such statement of Account shall be deemed approved.
14. USE OF OTHER BANK SERVICES
14.1 HighMark Mutual Funds
Principal may direct Custodian to invest available funds in the HighMark SM Funds mutual funds advised by an affiliate of Custodian and for which Custodian may also act as custodian and provide other services for the purpose of cash management. Principal shall designate the particular HighMark Fund that Principal deems appropriate for the Account. Principal hereby acknowledges that Custodian will receive fees for such services in addition to those fees charged by Custodian as agent for the Principal’s custody Account.
14.2 Other Fund Investments. Principal may invest in third party mutual funds, for which the Custodian or its affiliates may provide shareholder, recordkeeping or other services. Principal hereby acknowledges that Custodian or its affiliates may receive fees for such services in addition to those fees charged by Custodian under this Agreement.
14.3 Foreign Exchange. The Custodian makes available to Principal its foreign exchange services to convert currencies in conjunctions with transactions in Principal’s Account. Principal acknowledges that (a) the foreign currency exchange department is a part of Custodian or one of its affiliates or subsidiaries; (b) the Account is not obligated to effect foreign currency exchange with Custodian; (c) Custodian will receive benefits for such foreign currency transactions which are in addition to the compensation which Custodian receives for administering the Account; and (d) Custodian will make available the relevant data so that Principal can determine that the foreign currency exchange transaction are as favorable to the Account as terms generally available in arm’s length transaction between unrelated parties. Principal acknowledges that foreign currency transactions will be performed in accordance with Union Bank’s Foreign Exchange Agreement in the form of Exhibit I hereto and incorporated herein by reference and Principal hereby agrees and acknowledges the terms and conditions thereof. If Principal elects to give standing instructions to Custodian to execute foreign currency exchange transactions on their behalf, or in the event a foreign currency exchange transaction is initiated in the absence of the specific Foreign Exchange Agreement, such transaction will be performed at the Bank’s prevailing rate. Principal acknowledges that a Foreign Exchange transaction in which Custodian’s foreign exchange services is the counterparty to Principal are subject to Paragraph 9 of this Agreement.
14.4 Interest Bearing Deposits. Principal may direct that assets of the Account be invested in deposits with Union Bank as a sweep vehicle or other deposit held in the Custodian’s street name for the benefit of it’s clients. Such deposits are covered by FDIC insurance up to the designated value in effect for each beneficial owner.
14.5 Brokerage Services. Principal may direct Custodian to utilize for this Account other services or facilities provided by Custodian, its subsidiaries or affiliates. Such services may include, but are not be limited to (i) the purchase or sale of securities as principal, or (ii) the placing of orders for the purchase, sale, exchange, investment or reinvestment of securities through any affiliated brokerage service, or (iii) the placing of orders for the purchase or sale of units of any investment company that Custodian, UnionBanCal Corporation, or their subsidiaries or affiliates, manage, advise act as custodian or provide other services.
14.6 Credit Facilities. The Custodian may in accordance with its commercial lending practices enter into a credit facility with the Principal for use with the operation of the Account. Such credit facility will be agreed to under separate agreement and subject to the terms and conditions, therein. Principal acknowledges that any such credit facility is subject to the lien provisions of Paragraph 9.2 of this Agreement.
15. CUSTODIAN’s RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES:
15.1 Standard of Care. In performing the responsibilities delegated to it under this Agreement, the Custodian agrees to exercise reasonable care, prudence and diligence and shall not be liable for any damages arising out of the Custodian’s performance of or failure to perform its duties under this Agreement except to the extent that damages arise directly out of the Custodian’s willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or otherwise from a material breach of the Custodian’s standard of care under this Agreement.
15.2 Investment Authority. The parties intend that Custodian shall not be considered a fiduciary of the Account.
15.3 Insurance and Force Majeure. Without limiting the generality of Paragraph 14.1 or of any other provision of this Agreement the Custodian shall not be liable so long as and to the extent that it exercises reasonable care, for any defect in the title, validity or genuineness of any Security or in the evidence of title thereto received by it or delivered by it pursuant to this Agreement. In addition, Custodian (i) shall not be required to maintain any special insurance for the benefit of Principal, and (ii) shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, damage, expense, failure to perform or delay caused by accidents, strikes, fire, flood, war, riot, electrical or mechanical or communication line or facility failures, acts of third parties (including without limitation any messenger, telephone or delivery service), acts of God, war, government action, civil commotion, fire, earthquake, or other casualty or disaster or any other cause or causes which are beyond Custodian’s reasonable control. However, Custodian shall use reasonable efforts to replace Securities lost or damaged due to such causes with securities of the same class and issue with all rights and privileges pertaining thereto. Custodian shall not be liable to Principal for any loss which shall occur as the result of the failure of a Sub-Custodian to exercise reasonable care with respect to the safekeeping of assets.
15.4 Legal Proceedings
15.4.1 Custodian shall not be required to appear in or defend any legal proceedings with respect to the Account or the Securities unless Custodian has been indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction against loss and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees).
15.4.2 With respect to legal proceedings Custodian may consult with counsel acceptable to it after written notification to Principal concerning its duties and responsibilities under this Agreement, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken in good faith on the advice of such counsel.
15.4.3 To the extent permissible by law or regulation and upon Principal’s request, the Principal shall be subrogated to the rights of the Custodian with respect to any claim for any loss, damage or claim suffered by Principal, in each case to the extent that the Custodian fails to pursue any such claim or Principal is not made whole in respect of such loss, damage or claim.
15.4.4 Custodian shall create and maintain all records relating to its activities and obligations under this Agreement in such manner as will meet Principal’s obligations under the Act, including Section 31 thereof and Rules 31a-1 and 31a-2 thereunder. To the extent that Custodian is able to do so, Custodian shall provide assistance to Principal providing sub-certifications regarding certain of its services performed hereunder to Principal in connection with Principal’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 certification requirements.
16. INDEMNITIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
16.1 In addition to the indemnification provisions contained in this Agreement, Principal agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Custodian and its affiliates providing services under this Agreement, including their respective officers, directors, agents and employees from all taxes, charges, expenses, assessments, claims and liabilities including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements and liabilities (“Claims”) arising directly or indirectly from any action or omission to act which Custodian takes in connection with the provision of services to Principal. Neither Custodian, nor any of its affiliates, including their respective officers, directors, agents and employees shall be indemnified against any liability (or any expenses incident to such liability) caused by Custodian’s or its affiliates' own willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard in the performance of Custodian’s or its affiliates’ activities under this Agreement. The provisions of this Paragraph 16 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
16.2 In all cases, Custodian’s liability under this Agreement shall be limited to the resulting direct loss, if any, incurred by Principal. Under no circumstances shall Custodian be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive, or special damage which Principal may incur or suffer in connection with this Agreement.
17. COMPENSATION AND OTHER CHARGES
17.11 Compensation. Principal shall pay Custodian compensation for its services hereunder as specified in Appendix B. Fees shall accrue and be taken in arrears as specified on the active fee schedule and charged to the Account unless Principal has requested that it be billed directly. However, any fees not paid within 60 days of billing will be charged to the Account.
17.2 Expenses. Principal shall reimburse Custodian for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and processing costs incurred by Custodian in the administration of the Account including, without limitation, reasonable counsel fees incurred by Custodian pursuant to Subparagraph 14.4 of this Agreement.
18. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION.
18.1 Amendment. This Agreement may be amended at any time by a written instrument signed by the parties or by Custodian immediately if required by applicable law or upon thirty (30) days written notice to Principal.
In addition, either party may terminate this Agreement and the Account upon 60 days' written notice. Upon such termination, Custodian shall deliver or cause to be delivered the Securities, less any amounts due and owing to Custodian under this Agreement, to a successor custodian designated by Principal. Upon completion of such delivery Custodian shall be discharged of any further liability or responsibility with respect to the Securities so delivered. In the event that Securities or other properties remain in the possession of the Custodian after the date of termination hereof owing to failure of Principal to provide proper instructions, the Custodian shall be entitled to fair compensation for its services during such period as the Custodian retains possession of such securities, funds and other properties and the provisions of this Agreement relating to the duties and obligations of the Custodian shall remain in full force and effect. In the event that no proper instructions designating a successor custodian or alternative arrangements shall have been delivered to the Custodian on or before the date when such termination shall become effective, then the Custodian shall have the right to deliver to a bank or trust company, which is a “bank” as defined in the Act of its own selection, having an aggregate capital, surplus, and undivided profits, as shown by its last published report, of not less than $25,000,000, all Securities held by the Custodian on behalf of Principal and all instruments held by the Custodian relative thereto held by it under this Agreement on behalf of Principal, and to transfer to an account of such successor custodian all of the Securities held in an Account. Thereafter, such bank or trust company shall be the successor of the Custodian under this Agreement. All expenses associated with the transfer of custody hereunder upon termination hereof shall be borne by the Principal (except as may be specifically agreed in writing by the parties in relation to special arrangements).
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their successors in interest. This Agreement may not be assigned by either party, nor may the duties of either party hereunder be delegated, without the prior written consent of the other party.
20. GOVERNING LAW. The validity, construction, and administration of this Agreement shall be governed by the applicable laws of the United States from time to time in force and effect and, to the extent not preempted by such laws of the United States, by the laws of the State of California from time to time in force and effect. Any action or proceeding to enforce, interpret or adjudicate the rights and responsibilities of the parties hereunder shall be commenced in the State or Federal courts located in the State of California.
21. ADDRESSES. Until further notice from either party, al communications called for under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed as follows:
If to Principal:
|Name:||Harris & Harris Group, Inc.|
|Street Address:||1450 Broadway, 24th Floor|
|City, State, Zip:||New York, NY 10018|
If to Custodian:
Union Bank, N.A.
Institutional Custody Services
Attn: Ms. Margaret Bond, Vice President
350 California Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California 94104
Telephone: (415) 705-7205
Facsimile: (877) 823-3601
22. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Agreement shall be effective as of the date appearing below, and shall supersede any prior or existing agreements between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof.
This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. This Agreement and all exhibits, appendices, attachments and amendments hereto may be reproduced by any reasonable means. The parties hereto each agree that any such reproduction shall be admissible in evidence as the original itself in any judicial or administrative proceeding, whether or not the original is in existence and whether or not such reproduction was made by a party in the regular course of business, and that any enlargement, facsimile or further reproduction of such reproduction shall likewise be admissible in evidence.
Each party agrees to perform such further acts and execute such further documents as are necessary to effectuate the purposes hereof. This Agreement embodies the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter hereof. The captions in this Agreement are included for convenience of reference only and in no way define or delimit any of the provisions hereof or otherwise affect their construction or effect.
|By:||Harris & Harris Group, Inc.|
|/s/ Daniel B. Wolfe|
|Daniel B. Wolfe, President|
|Name & Title|
|Name & Title|
|By:||Union Bank, National Association, "Custodian"|
|/s/ Margaret Bond|
|Margaret Bond, Vice President|
|Name & Title|
|Name & Title|
|Australia||National Australia Bank||Government Debt: The Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System Corporate and Government Bond: Austraclear Equities: Clearing House Electronic Sub- register System||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Austria||Bank Austria||Oesterreichischi Kontrollbank AG||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Belgium||BNP Paribas Belgium||Government Instruments: Banque Nationale de Belgique Equities and Corporate Debt: Euroclear Belgium||Yes||Foreign||Actual|
|Canada||RBC Dexia Investor Services||The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Denmark||Danske Bank||VP Securities Services||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Euroclear||Euroclear Bank||Not Applicable||NA||Foreign||Contractual|
|Finland||SEBanken Finland||Euroclear Finland||Yes||Foreign||Actual|
|France||CACEIS Bank||Euroclear France||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Germany||Deutsche Bank||Clearstream Banking Frankfurt||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Hong Kong||Standard Chartered Bank||Government Instruments: Hong Kong Monetary Authority Equities and Corporate Debt: Central Clearing and Settlement System||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Ireland||Bank of Ireland||Euroclear UK||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Italy||Deutsche Bank||Monte Titoli||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Japan||The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Limited||Government Instruments: Bank of Japan Equities and Corporate Bonds: Japan Securities Depository Center||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Netherlands||Fortis Bank||Euroclear Nederlands||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|New Zealand||National Nominees||New Zealand Central Securities Depository||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Norway||Nordea Bank Norge||Verdipapirsentralen||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Portugal||Millennium BCP||Central de Valores Mobiliarios||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Singapore||DBS Bank||Central Depository (PTE) Limited||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|South Africa||Standard Bank of South Africa||Shares Transactions Totally Electronic (STRATE)||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|Switzerland||UBS AG||SIX SIS AG||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|United Kingdom||HSBC Bank||Euroclear UK||Yes||Foreign||Contractual|
|United States||Union Bank N.A.||Equities and Fixed Income: The Depository||Yes||N/A||Contractual|
Trust Company (DTC)
Equities: Citibank N.A. Government Bonds: Federal Reserve Bank
|Argentina||HSBC Bank Argentina||Caja de Valores||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Bangladesh||Standard Chartered Bank||Central Depository Bangladesh Limited||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Bermuda||Bank of Bermuda*||Bermuda Securities Depository Limited||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Botswana||Standard Chartered Bank||Equities: Central Securities Depository of Botswana Government Bonds: Bank of Botswana||No||Emerging||Actual|
|Brazil||Citibank||Equities: Companhia Brasileira de Liquidacao e Custodia Government Bonds: Sistema Especial de Liquidacao e Custodia Other Fixed Income: Central de Custodia e de Liquidacao de Titulos||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Bulgaria||Unicredit Bulbank||Central Securities Depository AD||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Chile||Citibank||Deposito Central de Valores||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|China||Standard Chartered Bank||The China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (CSDCC)||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
Government Bonds: Deposito Central de Valores
Equities and Other Fixed Income: Deposito Centralizado de Valores
|Cyprus||BNP Paribas||Equities: Clearing, Settlement and Registration General Directoate (in Greece)||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Czech Republic||Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka||Government Bonds: Registracni Centrum Ceske Narodni Banky Equities and Other Fixed Income: Stredisko Cennych Papiru||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Egypt||Citibank||Misr for Central Clearing, Depository and Registry||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Estonia||SEBanken||Central Depository Limited||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Ghana||Stanbic Bank Ghana||Equities: Ghana Securities Depository Company Government Debt: Bank of Ghana||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Greece||BNP Paribas||Equities: Clearing, Settlement and Registration General Directoate Government Instruments: Bank of Greece||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Hungary||Unicredit Bank Hungary||Central Clearing House and Depository Limited||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Iceland||Deutsche Bank||Icelandic Securities Depository Limited||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|India||Standard Chartered Bank||
Government Bonds: Reserve Bank of India Equities and Corporate Bonds: National Securities Depository Ltd.
Equities and Corporate Bonds: Central Depository Services Limited
|Indonesia||Standard Chartered Bank||PT. Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Israel||Bank Leumi||Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Clearing House||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Kenya||Standard Chartered Bank||Central Depository Settlement Corporation||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Korea (Republic of)||Standard Chartered First Korea Bank||Korean Securities Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Jordan||HSBC Bank Jordan||Securities Depository Centre||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Latvia||AS SEB Banka||Latvian Central Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Lithuania||AB SEB Bankas||Central Securities Depository of Lithuania||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Malawi||Standard Bank Malawi||None||NA||Emerging||Actual|
|Malaysia||Standard Chartered Bank||Government Bonds: Bank Negara Malaysia Equities and Other Fixed Income: Bursa Malaysian Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Mauritius||Standard Chartered Bank||Central Depository and Settlement Company||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Mexico||Banco National de Mexico S.A. (a subsidiary of Citicorp)||Instituto Para el Deposito de Valores (S.D. INDEVAL)||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Morocco||Banque Marocaine de Commerce et d L'lndustrie||Maroclear||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Namibia||Standard Bank Namibia||None||NA||Emerging||Actual|
|Nigeria||Stanbic IBTC Bank||Central Securities Clearing Systems||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Pakistan||Standard Chartered Bank||Equities and Other Fixed Income: Central Depository Company of Pakistan Ltd.||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Philippines||Standard Chartered Bank||
Equities: Philippine Depository and Trust Company
Government Bonds: Bureau of Treasury
|Poland||Citibank Handlowy w Warszawie (a subsidiary of Citibank)||
Government Bonds: National Bank of Poland
Equities and Other Fixed Income: National Depository of Securities
|Romania||Unicredit Bank Romania||Equities: Central Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Russia||Citibank||Government Bonds: Bank for Foreign Trade of the Russian Federation Equities, GKO’s and OFZ’s: National Depository Center and the Depository Clearing Company||No||Emerging||Actual|
|Serbia||Unicredit Bank Serbia JSC||Central Registry, Depository and Clearing House||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Slovakia||Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka||Central Securities Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Slovenia||Unicredit Banka Slovenija||Central Securities Clearing Corporation||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Sri Lanka||Standard Chartered Bank||Central Depository System||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Taiwan||Standard Chartered Bank||Taiwan Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Tanzania||Standard Chartered Bank||Central Securities Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Thailand||Standard Chartered Bank||Thailand Securities Depository Company Ltd.||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Tunisia||Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunsie||Societe Tunisienne Interprofessionnelle de Compenestion et de depot des Valeurs Mobilieres (STICODEVAM)||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Turkey||Citibank||Government Bonds: Central Bank of Turkey Equities and Other Fixed Income: Central Registry Agency||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Uganda||Standard Chartered Bank||Government Debt: Bank of Uganda Equities: Securities Central Depository (under conversion)||
|Ukraine||Unicredit Bank||Equities and Corporate Bonds: Inter-Regional Securities Union Government Securities: National Bank of Ukraine||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Venezuela||Citibank||Equities, Corporate and Government Debt: Caja de Valores de Venezuela||No||Emerging||Actual|
|Vietnam||Standard Chartered Bank||Vietnam Securities Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
|Zambia||Standard Chartered Bank||LuSE Central Securities Depository||Yes||Emerging||Actual|
* Bermuda is available for settlement and safekeeping; however, additional documentation may be required.
SCHEDULE OF FEES
Harris & Harris Group
Effective December 2010
|INSTITUTIONAL CUSTODY SERVICES||
New account set-up
Free receipt of assets transferring into Union Bank
Capital changes and proxy processing
Daily cash sweep to HighMark Diversified Money Market Fund
Account statement – Holdings and Transactions
Dedicated relationship manager assigned to your account
Account access to Online Trust & Custody
|ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION FEE||Assets to $500 Million||One
basis point per annum*|
(1 BP on AUA)
|Assets in excess of $500 Million||Three
Quarters of One basis point*|
(3/4ths of 1 BP on AUA)
basis points per annum|
(5 BP on AUA)
|ITEMIZED FEES||Transaction Fee|
|Disbursements – Wires/Checks||$10|
|Out-of-Pocket Expenses||As Incurred|
|MINIMUM ANNUAL FEE||Per Account||$5000|
|DISCLOSURES||Market value used for fee calculations on fee invoices may differ slightly from market values on client statements due to posting of accruals, late pricing of securities, and/or other timing issues.|
|A transaction is defined as any activity affecting assets including purchases, sales, tender offers, stock dividends, free deliveries, maturities, exchanges, redemptions, etc. Fees for foreign securities, foreign exchange transactions, international wires, and non-standard services are quoted separately. Union Bank retains the right to charge special fees for extraordinary services not covered in this fee schedule.|
|You may be assessed an overdraft charge for any negative balance in your account, provided such advance or overdraft is not related to Bank errors or omissions. Current overdraft charges are at the Bank’s Prime Rate + 4% per annum for the amount and number of days any negative balance exists in your account. This rate may be subject to change upon notification. Please see your account Agreement for additional information.|
|Fees are charged quarterly against the Client’s account unless otherwise agreed. This fee schedule is subject to change upon thirty (30) days written notice.|
|*includes cash sweep|
|/s/ Daniel B. Wolfe||3/11/2011|
|Authorized Client Representative||Date|
|/s/ Margaret Bond||3/11/2011|
|Union Bank Representative||Date|