EXTENSION OF HOLDING PERIOD FOR A TEMPORARY INVESTMENT

Document Properties

  • Publication Type: Transaction Instructions
  • Revised: May 2009
  • Index DA No: 15
  • Category: Deemed Approval

Legislative Authorities

Information Requirements

The applicant is generally expected to provide:

  1. proposed extension period (see Administrative Guidance below);

  2. where the proposed extension period is finite, details of the temporary investment, including date and rationale for the original acquisition, list of majority shareholders, nature of business activities of the entity, most recent financial statements of the entity, rationale for requesting the extension and the plan for divestiture;

  3. where the application is for a further finite extension period, details of all actions that were taken to dispose of the investment, the reason why the plan for divestiture did not work out and a revised plan for divestiture; and

  4. where the proposed extension period is indeterminate, the information requirements to be provided are set out in the document Substantial Investment DA No. 13, that is also part of this Index.

Administrative Guidance

  1. The extension period must be of finite duration for an investment in an entity that does not qualify as a permitted investment. A request for a finite extension period should be made under one of the following subsections as appropriate and will be subject to such terms and conditions as the Superintendent considers necessary:

    1. subsections 471(1) or 933(1) of the BA, 456(1) of the TLCA, 498(1), 557(1) or 974(1) of the ICA, and 393(1) of the CCAA are for use in instances where it is known prior to acquisition that the temporary investment will be held for a finite period in excess of two years;

    2. subsections 471(2) of the BA, 456(2) of the TLCA, 498(2) or 557(2) of the ICA, and 393(2) of the CCAA are transitional provisions for use in instances where a Federally Regulated Entity (FRE) that existed before June 1, 1992 and had a substantial investment in an entity on September 27, 1990, wishes to increase that substantial investment by way of a temporary investment that is to be held for a finite period in excess of two years; and

    3. subsections 471(3) or 933(2) of the BA, 456(3) of the TLCA, 498(3), 557(3) or 974(2) of the ICA and 393(3) of the CCAA are for use in instances where an FRE wishes to extend the holding period of an existing temporary investment for a finite period in excess of two years or for a further finite period beyond that specified by the Superintendent at the time the acquisition was made.

  2. The extension period may be of an indeterminate duration, where an FRE wishes to extend the holding period of an existing temporary investment in an entity that would have qualified as a permitted investment if the FRE had, prior to acquisition, obtained the approval of the Superintendent. A request for an indeterminate extension period should be made under one of the following subsections as appropriate and will be subject to such terms and conditions as the Superintendent considers necessary:

    1. subsections 471(5) or 933(4) of the BA, 456(5) of the TLCA, 498(5) or 974(4) of the ICA, and 393(5) of the CCAA.

  3. FREs should note that none of the legislative authorities set out above can be used to extend the holding period of control of, or substantial investment in, an entity requiring the approval of the Minister. Within 90 days of acquiring such an investment by way of a temporary investment, the FRE must either dispose of the investment or obtain the Minister’s consent to hold the investment for a longer period of up to an indeterminate duration under subsections 471(4) or 933(3) of the BA, 456(4) of the TLCA, 498(4), 557(4) or 974(3) of the ICA, and 393(4) of the CCAA. For additional guidance, please refer to Index A No. 18.

The information requirements and administrative guidance are intended to satisfy typical applications. They have been derived from OSFI’s experience in assessing applications. Applicants who provide all information and material requested can generally expect a more timely assessment of their applications. As appropriate to the circumstances, OSFI may request additional information, take into account other matters, impose terms and conditions, or require undertakings.