NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES —
This Agreement This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.
Parties to this Agreement This is a YRT Agreement for indemnity reinsurance (the "Agreement") solely between Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of Lincoln, Nebraska and RGA Reinsurance Company of Chesterfield, Missouri. The Ceding Company and the Reinsurer are collectively referred to as the "parties". The acceptance of risks under this Agreement will create no right or legal relationship between the Reinsurer and the insured, owner or beneficiary of any insurance policy or other contract of the Ceding Company. The Agreement will be binding upon the Ceding Company and the Reinsurer and their respective successors and assigns.
Entire Agreement; Amendment of this Agreement This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Funds. No provision of this Agreement may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated orally, but only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against which enforcement of the change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought.
AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER THIS AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER (the "Agreement") is made and entered into as of February 20, 2001, by and between GOLDEN ISLES FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. ("TARGET"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, with its principal office located on St. Simons Island, Georgia, and ABC BANCORP ("PURCHASER"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, with its principal office located in Moultrie, Georgia. Preamble -------- Certain terms used in this Agreement are defined in Section 10.1 hereof. The Boards of Directors of TARGET and PURCHASER are of the opinion that the transactions described herein are in the best interests of TARGET and PURCHASER and their respective shareholders. This Agreement provides for the combination of TARGET with PURCHASER pursuant to the merger of TARGET with and into PURCHASER, as a result of which the outstanding shares of the capital stock of TARGET shall be converted into the right to receive cash and shares of the common stock of PURCHASER (except as provided herein), and the shareholders of TARGET shall become shareholders of PURCHASER (except as provided herein). The transactions described in this Agreement are subject to the approvals of the shareholders of TARGET, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance and the satisfaction of certain other conditions described in this Agreement. It is the intention of the parties to this Agreement that the Merger for federal income tax purposes shall qualify as a "reorganization" within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Simultaneous with the Closing of the Merger, The First Bank of Brunswick, a wholly-owned Georgia state bank subsidiary of TARGET, will be operated as a separate subsidiary of PURCHASER.
Amendment of this Agreement No provision of this Agreement may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated orally, but only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against which enforcement of the change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought.
THIS SUPPLEMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES HEREUNDER SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
ASSIGNMENT TERMINATES THIS AGREEMENT; AMENDMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT This Agreement shall automatically terminate, without the payment of any penalty, in the event of its assignment or in the event that the Investment Management Agreement between the Manager and the Fund shall have terminated for any reason; and this Agreement shall not be amended unless such amendment is approved at a meeting by the affirmative vote of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Fund, and by the vote, cast in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval, of a majority of the Trustees of the Fund who are not interested persons of the Fund or of the Manager or the Portfolio Manager.
NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES Definitions
Construction of this Amendment; Participation Agreement (a). This Amendment shall be interpreted to be consistent with, and to facilitate compliance with and reliance on, Rule 30e-3 under the 1940 Act and Rule 498A (including paragraph (j) thereof) under the 1933 Act and any interpretations of those Rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission, its staff, courts, or other appropriate legal authorities.