Legal Disclosure from State Street

Important Legal Terms and Conditions

Purpose

This website is intended for the user's own use in reviewing information available here about State Street Trust Company Canada and its affiliated companies ("State Street"). By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the website.

Amendments

State Street reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions set forth below at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified terms and conditions on this website. You agree to review the terms and conditions periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued use of the Web site following the posting of any modified terms shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any modifications posted by State Street, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of this website.

Privacy Policy

You agree that the collection, use and disclosure of user information are governed by State Street's Privacy Policy. Click here to view the Privacy Policy.

Web Content and Materials

The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Information, content, products, services and materials described in this website may not be suitable for all users. The information, content, products, services and materials hereof do not constitute an offer or a solicitation to buy or sell any financial instrument, product or service. FURTHERMORE, THE INFORMATION, CONTENTS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE NOT INTENDED FOR ACCESS BY, DISTRIBUTION TO, OR USE BY, ANY PERSON OR ENTITY IN ANY JURISDICTION OR COUNTRY WHERE SUCH ACCESS, DISTRIBUTION OR USE WOULD BE CONTRARY TO LOCAL LAW OR REGULATION. All information, content, products, services and materials mentioned in this website are intended for use by residents of Canada. Users outside Canada should refer to other websites available for State Street affiliates and offices in various global sites. Information provided on this website may contain references or cross-references to statestreet.com, its affiliates or related companies' products, services and materials that are not available in your local area and State Street makes no representations or warranties as to the availability of such products, services and materials in your local area and such references do not imply that State Street intends to provide such products, services and materials in your local area.

Certain portions or pages of this website are subject to additional disclosures and disclaimers. In the event of a conflict between those disclosures and disclaimers and these terms and conditions, the additional disclosures and disclaimers will govern for such portions and pages.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. STATE STREET MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, AND PROVIDES NO CONDITIONS, ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. STATE STREET DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, AND FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CONTAMINATION.

IN NO EVENT WILL STATE STREET BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR THE TRANSMISSION OF CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION OVER THE INTERNET, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER STATE STREET HAS BEEN APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

Communication

Unprotected e-mail communication sent over the Internet is not secure and subject to possible loss, interception or alteration. You should not send any confidential or sensitive communication through these means. State Street is not liable for any damages or losses in connection with the transmission of any communication by you to State Street over the Internet.

Third Party Links

State Street may provide a link to other sites through this website. State Street does not review or control any third-party site. The inclusion of any content or links on the website should not be construed as an express nor an implied endorsement of any third party products or services and State Street makes no representations concerning the content of any such site or links and expressly disclaims any liability with respect thereto.

Copyright Notice and Policy

The contents of this website are protected by applicable copyright, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights laws. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, or modify any material herein or to post any text, graphics, video, audio or other material hereto. This website is copyrighted by State Street Corporation. All rights reserved.

Governing Law

The user's access to and use of this website, and these terms and conditions including the limitation of liability, are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.

Arbitration

Any claim, dispute or controversy (whether in contract or tort, pursuant to statute or regulation, or otherwise, and whether pre-existing, present or future) arising out of or relating to: (a) the information, contents, products, services or materials on this Web site; (b) State Street or its affiliates; (c) oral or written statements relating to this Web site or State Street; or (d) the relationships which result from the use of this Web site (including relationships with third parties) (collectively the "Claim"), will be referred to and determined by arbitration. You agree to waive any right you may have to commence or participate in any class action against us related to any Claim and, where applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against us. If you have a Claim, you should give written notice to arbitrate to us at the following address: Legal Department, Suite 1500, 30 Adelaide Street East, State Street Financial Centre, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 3G6. Arbitration of Claims will be conducted in Toronto, Ontario under the laws of Ontario and in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 17, or any successor legislation, as may be amended from time to time. The arbitration shall be determined by a single arbitrator that is a former judge of the Courts of Ontario that has been mutually agreed to by the parties. If the parties are unable to agree upon the identity of the arbitrator within thirty (30) days of the date that the parties begin the selection process, then the parties agree that the arbitrator shall be a former judge of the Courts of Ontario appointed by the Courts of Ontario pursuant to the Arbitration Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 17, or any successor legislation, as may be amended from time to time. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding upon the parties but may be appealed on questions of law, questions of fact, or questions of mixed law and fact.

Regulatory Notice

INSTRUMENT 24-101 TRADE MATCHING AND SETTLEMENT

TRADE-MATCHING STATEMENT


To: All trade-matching parties providing trade orders to, acting on behalf of, or executing a trade with State Street

This Trade-Matching Statement is being provided in accordance with National Instrument 24-101 – “Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement” and Companion Policy 24-101CP [the “National Instrument”]. It applies to all trades that are subject to the National Instrument.

We confirm that we have established, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures designed to achieve matching in accordance with the National Instrument.

Ron Robertson
Senior Vice President
State Street Trust Company Canada