National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Takeover Bid and Insider Reporting Issues
Part 5 Aggregation Relief
Section 5.1

Separate Business Units

An eligible institutional investor, or an affiliate or associate of an eligible institutional investor, that conducts business or investment activities through business units may, for the purposes of the applicable provisions and securities legislation related to the applicable definitions, treat securities that are owned or controlled through a business unit, or securities into which those securities are convertible, exerciseable or exchangeable, separately from securities owned or controlled through any other of its business units if

(a) decisions on each of the acquisition, disposition, holding or voting of the securities owned or controlled by a business unit are made in all circumstances by that business unit;

(b) the business unit is not a joint actor with any other business unit with respect to the securities, determined without regard to the provisions of securities legislation that deem an affiliate, and presume an associate, to be acting jointly or in concert with an acquiror;

(c) no entity that makes, advises on, participates in the formulation of, or exercises influence over, decisions on the acquisition, disposition, holding or voting of securities owned or controlled by or on behalf of a business unit also makes, advises on, participates in the formulation of or exercises influence over, decisions on the acquisition, disposition, holding or voting of securities owned or controlled by or on behalf of any other business unit, except for the purposes of

(i) preparing research reports,

(ii) monitoring or ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, or

(iii) setting, monitoring or ensuring compliance with general investment policies, guidelines, objectives or restrictions;

(d) the eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate has reasonable grounds for believing that each business unit complies with the applicable provisions and securities legislation related to the applicable definitions in connection with the securities owned or controlled by the business unit;

(e) the eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate has taken reasonable steps to ensure that each business unit complies with the requirements of this Part; and

(f) the eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate complies with section 5.3.


National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Takeover Bid and Insider Reporting Issues
Part 5 Aggregation Relief
Section 5.2

Securities Held by an Investment Fund

An eligible institutional investor, or an affiliate or associate of an eligible institutional investor, may, for the purposes of the applicable provisions and securities legislation related to the applicable definitions, treat securities owned or controlled by an investment fund over which the eligible institutional investor, affiliate or associate exercises or shares control, or securities into which those securities are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable, separately from other securities owned or controlled by the eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate if

(a) the investment fund is not a private mutual fund;

(b) a portfolio adviser manages the investment fund on behalf of the eligible institutional investor under a written agreement;

(c) the portfolio adviser has been identified as managing the investment fund in a document provided to an investor;

(d) none of the eligible institutional investor, its affiliates or associates, or a director, officer, partner, employee or agent of the eligible institutional investor or its affiliates or associates, makes, advises on, participates in the formulation of, or exercises influence over, decisions made by the portfolio adviser on the acquisition, disposition, holding or voting of securities, except for the purposes of

(i) preparing research reports,

(ii) monitoring or ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, or

(iii) setting, monitoring or ensuring compliance with general investment policies, guidelines, objectives or restrictions;

(e) the eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate has reasonable grounds for believing that the portfolio adviser complies with the applicable provisions and securities legislation related to the applicable definitions in connection with securities owned or controlled by the investment fund;

(f) the portfolio adviser neither controls nor is controlled by the eligible institutional investor or an affiliate or associate of the eligible institutional investor; and

(g) the eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate complies with section 5.3.


National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Takeover Bid and Insider Reporting Issues
Part 5 Aggregation Relief
Section 5.3

Reporting and Record Keeping

(1) In addition to the requirements of sections 5.1 and 5.2, in order to rely on section 5.1 or 5.2, an eligible institutional investor or an affiliate or associate shall indicate in any document released or filed under the applicable provisions or securities legislation related to the applicable definitions

(a) its reliance on either section 5.1 or 5.2;

(b) the identity of the business units or investment funds for which ownership and control of the securities has been disclosed; and

(c) the fact that securities owned or controlled by other business units or investment funds have not been, or may not have been, disclosed.

(2) An eligible institutional investor or affiliate or associate shall maintain records of the details concerning

(a) business units of the entity that are treated separately, by reason of section 5.1, for the purposes of compliance with the applicable provisions and securities legislation related to the applicable definitions; and

(b) investment funds whose ownership of, or control over, securities are treated separately, by reason of section 5.2, for the purposes of compliance with the applicable provisions and securities legislation related to the applicable definitions.


National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Takeover Bid and Insider Reporting Issues
Part 5 Aggregation Relief
Section 5.4

No Requirement to Satisfy Insider Reporting Requirement

If an eligible institutional investor, or an affiliate or associate of an eligible institutional investor, is relying on this Part so that it is not subject to the insider reporting requirement for a reporting issuer, then every director or senior officer of the eligible institutional investor, or of the affiliate or associate of an eligible institutional investor, who is an insider of the reporting issuer solely as a result of being a director or senior officer of the eligible institutional investor, or the affiliate or associate of an eligible institutional investor, is not subject to the insider reporting requirement for the reporting issuer.