Fortis. Benefits represents and warrants that (i) it is an insurance company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Minnesota and has full corporate power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its duties and comply with its obligations under this Agreement, (ii) it has legally and validly established and maintains the Separate Account as a segregated asset account under Section 61A.14 of the Minnesota Insurance Code, and (iii) the Contracts comply in all material respects with all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Fortis. Benefits represents that it believes, in good faith, that the Separate Account is a “segregated asset account” and that interests in the Separate Account are offered exclusively through the purchase of or transfer into a “variable contract,” within the meaning of such terms under Section 817(h) of the Code and the regulations thereunder. Fortis Benefits will make every effort to continue to meet such definitional requirements, and it will notify the Fund and Distributor immediately upon having a reasonable basis for believing that such requirements have ceased to be met or that they might not be met in the future.
Fortis. Benefits represents that it believes, in good faith, that the Contracts will be treated as annuity contracts under applicable provisions of the Code and that it will make every effort to maintain such treatment; Fortis Benefits will notify the Fund and Distributor immediately upon having a reasonable basis for believing that any of the Contracts have ceased to be so treated or that they might not be so treated in the future.
Fortis. Benefits shall not be liable under this indemnification provision with respect to any losses, claims, damages, liabilities or litigation expenses to which an Indemnified Party would otherwise be subject by reason of willful misfeasance, bad faith, or gross negligence in the performance of the Indemnified Party’s duties or by reason of the Indemnified Party’s reckless disregard of obligations or duties under this Agreement or to the Fund.
Fortis. Benefits represents and warrants that (i) interests in the Separate Account pursuant to the Contracts will be registered under the 1933 Act to the extent required by the 1933 Act and the Contracts will be duly authorized for issuance and sold in compliance with Minnesota law, (ii) the Separate Account is and will remain registered under the 1940 Act, to the extent required under the 1940 Act, (iii) the Separate Account does and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1940 Act and the rules thereunder, (iv) the Separate Account’s 1933 Act registration statement relating to the Contracts, together with any amendments thereto, will at all times comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1933 Act and the rules thereunder, and (v) the Separate Account Prospectus will at all times comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1933 Act and the rules thereunder.
Fortis is duly registered as an open-end management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended ("1940 Act"), and such registration is in full force and effect;
Fortis shall deliver to Acquiring Fund at the Closing a schedule of the Assets and Liabilities as of the Effective Time, which shall set forth for all portfolio securities included therein and all other Assets, their adjusted basis and holding period, by lot, for federal income tax purposes. Fortis' custodian shall deliver at the Closing a certificate of an authorized officer stating that (a) the Assets held by the custodian will be transferred to Acquiring Fund at the Effective Time and (b) all necessary taxes in conjunction with the delivery of the Assets, including all applicable federal and state stock transfer stamps, if any, have been paid or provision for payment has been made.
Fortis and Target Fund agree to indemnify and hold harmless Acquiring Fund and each of Acquiring Fund's directors and officers from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses (including, without limitation, the payment of reasonable legal fees and reasonable costs of investigation) to which, jointly or severally, Acquiring Fund or any of Acquiring Fund's directors or officers may become subject, insofar as any such loss, claim, damage, liability or expense (or actions with respect thereto) arises out of or is based on any breach by the Fortis or Target Fund of any of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements set forth in this Agreement.