DATA ACCESS SERVICES ADDENDUM TO CUSTODIAN AGREEMENT
AGREEMENT between each Fund listed on Appendix A, (individually a
"Customer" and collectively, the "Customers") and State Street Bank and Trust
Company ("State Street").
WHEREAS, State Street has been appointed as custodian of certain assets of
each Customer pursuant to a certain Custodian Agreement (the "Custodian
Agreement") for each of the respective Customers;
WHEREAS, State Street has developed and utilizes proprietary accounting
and other systems, including State Street's proprietary Multicurrency HORIZONR
Accounting System, in its role as custodian of each Customer, and maintains
certain Customer- related data ("Customer Data") in databases under the control
and ownership of State Street (the "Data Access Services"); and
WHEREAS, State Street makes available to each Customer certain Data Access
Services solely for the benefit of the Customer, and intends to provide
additional services, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements
herein contained, and for other good and valuable consideration, the parties
agree as follows:
1. SYSTEM AND DATA ACCESS SERVICES
a. System. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, State
Street hereby agrees to provide each Customer with access to State Street's
Multicurrency HORIZONR Accounting System and the other information systems
(collectively, the "System") as described in Attachment A, on a remote basis for
the purpose of obtaining reports, solely on computer hardware, system software
and telecommunication links, as listed in Attachment B (the "Designated
Configuration") of the Customer, or certain third parties approved by State
Street that serve as investment advisors or investment managers (the "Investment
Advisor") or independent auditors (the "Independent Auditors") of a Customer and
solely with respect to the Customer or on any designated substitute or back-up
equipment configuration with State Street's written consent, such consent not to
be unreasonably withheld.
b. Data Access Services. State Street agrees to make available to each
Customer the Data Access Services subject to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement and data access operating standards and procedures as may be issued by
State Street from time to time. The ability of each Customer to originate
electronic instructions to State Street on behalf of each Customer in order to
(i) effect the transfer or movement of cash or securities held under custody by
State Street or (ii) transmit accounting or other information (such transactions
are referred to herein as "Client Originated Electronic Financial
Instructions"), and (iii) access data for the purpose of reporting and analysis,
shall be deemed to be Data Access Services for purposes of this Agreement.
c. Additional Services. State Street may from time to time agree to make
available to a Customer additional Systems that are not described in the
attachments to this Agreement. In the absence of any other written agreement
concerning such additional systems, the term "System" shall include, and this
Agreement shall govern, a Customer's access to and use of any additional System
made available by State Street and/or accessed by the Customer.
2. NO USE OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
State Street and each Customer acknowledge that in connection with the
Data Access Services provided under this Agreement, each Customer will have
access, through the Data Access Services, to Customer Data and to functions of
State Street's proprietary systems; provided, however that in no event will the
Customer have direct access to any third party systems- level software that
retrieves data for, stores data from, or otherwise supports the System.
3. LIMITATION ON SCOPE OF USE
a. Designated Equipment; Designated Location. The System and the Data
Access Services shall be used and accessed solely on and through the Designated
Configuration at the offices of a Customer or the Investment Advisor or
Independent Auditor located in Denver, Colorado ("Designated Location").
b. Designated Configuration; Trained Personnel. State Street shall be
responsible for supplying, installing and maintaining the Designated
Configuration at the Designated Location. State Street and each Customer agree
that each will engage or retain the services of trained personnel to enable both
State Street and the Customer to perform their respective obligations under this
Agreement. State Street agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to
maintain the System so that it remains serviceable, provided, however, that
State Street does not guarantee or assure uninterrupted remote access use of the
c. Scope of Use. Each Customer will use the System and the Data Access
Services only for the processing of securities transactions, the keeping of
books of account for the Customer and accessing data for purposes of reporting
and analysis. Each Customer shall not, and shall cause its employees and agents
not to (i) permit any third party to use the System or the Data Access Services,
(ii) sell, rent, license or otherwise use the System or the Data Access Services
in the operation of a service bureau or for any purpose other than as expressly
authorized under this Agreement, (iii) use the System or the Data Access
Services for any fund, trust or other investment vehicle without the prior
written consent of State Street, (iv) allow access to the System or the Data
Access Services through terminals or any other computer or telecommunications
facilities located outside the Designated Locations, (v) allow or cause any
information (other than portfolio holdings, valuations of portfolio holdings,
and other information reasonably necessary for the management or distribution of
the assets of the Customer) transmitted from State Street's databases, including
data from third party sources, available through use of the System or the Data
Access Services to be redistributed or retransmitted to another computer,
terminal or other device for other than use for or on behalf of the Customer or
(vi) modify the System in any way, including without limitation, developing any
software for or attaching any devices or computer programs to any equipment,
system, software or database which forms a part of or is resident on the
d. Other Locations. Except in the event of an emergency or of a planned
System shutdown, each Customer's access to services performed by the System or
to Data Access Services at the Designated Location may be transferred to a
different location only upon the prior written consent of State Street. In the
event of an emergency or System shutdown, each Customer may use any back-up site
included in the Designated Configuration or any other back-up site agreed to by
State Street, which agreement will not be unreasonably withheld. Each Customer
may secure from State Street the right to access the System or the Data Access
Services through computer and telecommunications facilities or devices complying
with the Designated Configuration at additional locations only upon the prior
written consent of State Street and on terms to be mutually agreed upon by the
e. Title. Title and all ownership and proprietary rights to the System,
including any enhancements or modifications thereto, whether or not made by
State Street, are and shall remain with State Street.
f. No Modification. Without the prior written consent of State Street, a
Customer shall not modify, enhance or otherwise create derivative works based
upon the System, nor shall the Customer reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise
attempt to secure the source code for all or any part of the System.
g. Security Procedures. Each Customer shall comply with data access
operating standards and procedures and with user identification or other
password control requirements and other security procedures as may be issued
from time to time by State Street for use of the System on a remote basis and to
access the Data Access Services. Each Customer shall have access only to the
Customer Data and authorized transactions agreed upon from time to time by State
Street and, upon notice from State Street, the Customer shall discontinue remote
use of the System and access to Data Access Services for any security reasons
cited by State Street; provided, that, in such event, State Street shall, for a
period not less than 180 days (or such other shorter period specified by the
Customer) after such discontinuance, assume responsibility to provide accounting
services under the terms of the Custodian Agreement.
h. Inspections. State Street shall have the right to inspect the use of the
System and the Data Access Services by the Customer and the Investment Advisor
to ensure compliance with this Agreement. The on-site inspections shall be upon
prior written notice to Customer and the Investment Advisor and at reasonably
convenient times and frequencies so as not to result in an unreasonable
disruption of the Customer's or the Investment Advisor's business.
4. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
a. Proprietary Information. Each Customer acknowledges and State Street
represents that the System and the databases, computer programs, screen formats,
report formats, interactive design techniques, documentation and other
information made available to the Customer by State Street as part of the Data
Access Services and through the use of the System constitute copyrighted, trade
secret, or other proprietary information of substantial value to State Street.
Any and all such information provided by State Street to each Customer shall be
deemed proprietary and confidential information of State Street (hereinafter
"Proprietary Information"). Each Customer agrees that it will hold such
Proprietary Information in confidence and secure and protect it in a manner
consistent with its own procedures for the protection of its own confidential
information and to take appropriate action by instruction or agreement with its
employees who are permitted access to the Proprietary Information to satisfy its
obligations hereunder. Each Customer further acknowledges that State Street
shall not be required to provide the Investment Advisor or the Investment
Auditor with access to the System unless it has first received from the
Investment Advisor of the Investment Auditor an undertaking with respect to
State Street's Proprietary Information in the form of Attachment C and/or
Attachment C-1 to this Agreement. Each Customer shall use all commercially
reasonable efforts to assist State Street in identifying and preventing any
unauthorized use, copying or disclosure of the Proprietary Information or any
portions thereof or any of the logic, formats or designs contained therein.
b. Cooperation. Without limitation of the foregoing, each Customer shall
advise State Street immediately in the event the Customer learns or has reason
to believe that any person to whom the Customer has given access to the
Proprietary Information, or any portion thereof, has violated or intends to
violate the terms of this Agreement, and each Customer will, at its expense, co-
operate with State Street in seeking injunctive or other equitable relief in the
name of the Customer or State Street against any such person.
c. Injunctive Relief. Each Customer acknowledges that the disclosure of
any Proprietary Information, or of any information which at law or equity ought
to remain confidential, will immediately give rise to continuing irreparable
injury to State Street inadequately compensable in damages at law. In addition,
State Street shall be entitled to obtain immediate injunctive relief against the
breach or threatened breach of any of the foregoing undertakings, in addition to
any other legal remedies which may be available.
d. Survival. The provisions of this Section 4 shall survive the termination
of this Agreement.
5. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
a. Limitation on Amount and Time for Bringing Action. Each Customer agrees
any liability of State Street to the Customer or any third party arising out of
State Street's provision of Data Access Services or the System under this
Agreement shall be limited to the amount paid by the Customer for the preceding
24 months for such services. In no event shall State Street be liable to the
Customer or any other party for any special, indirect, punitive or consequential
damages even if advised of the possibility of such damages. No action,
regardless of form, arising out of this Agreement may be brought by the Customer
more than two years after the Customer has knowledge that the cause of action
b. NO OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE BY STATE STREET. IN NO EVENT WILL STATE STREET BE
LIABLE TO THE CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES WHICH MAY ARISE FROM THE CUSTOMER'S ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM OR USE OF
INFORMATION OBTAINED THEREBY.
c. Third-Party Data. Organizations from which State Street may obtain
certain data included in the System or the Data Access Services are solely
responsible for the contents of such data, and State Street shall have no
liability for claims arising out of the contents of such third-party data,
including, but not limited to, the accuracy thereof.
d. Regulatory Requirements. As between State Street and each Customer, the
Customer shall be solely responsible for the accuracy of any accounting
statements or reports produced using the Data Access Services and the System and
the conformity thereof with any requirements of law.
e. Force Majeure. Neither State Street or a Customer shall be liable for
any costs or damages due to delay or nonperformance under this Agreement arising
out of any cause or event beyond such party's control, including without
limitation, cessation of services hereunder or any damages resulting therefrom
to the other party, or the Customer as a result of work stoppage, power or other
mechanical failure, computer virus, natural disaster, governmental action, or
Each Customer agrees to indemnify and hold State Street harmless from any
loss, damage or expense including reasonable attorney's fees, (a "loss")
suffered by State Street arising from (i) the negligence or willful misconduct
in the use by the Customer of the Data Access Services or the System, including
any loss incurred by State Street resulting from a security breach at the
Designated Location or committed by the Customer's employees or agents or the
Investment Advisor or the Independent Auditor of the Customer and (ii) any loss
resulting from incorrect Client Originated Electronic Financial Instructions.
State Street shall be entitled to rely on the validity and authenticity of
Client Originated Electronic Financial Instructions without undertaking any
further inquiry as long as such instruction is undertaken in conformity with
security procedures established by State Street from time to time.
Fees and charges for the use of the System and the Data Access Services and
related payment terms shall be as set forth in the Custody Fee Schedule in
effect from time to time between the parties (the "Fee Schedule"). Any tariffs,
duties or taxes imposed or levied by any government or governmental agency by
reason of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including, without
limitation, federal, state and local taxes, use, value added and personal
property taxes (other than income, franchise or similar taxes which may be
imposed or assessed against State Street) shall be borne by each Customer. Any
claimed exemption from such tariffs, duties or taxes shall be supported by
proper documentary evidence delivered to State Street.
8. TRAINING, IMPLEMENTATION AND CONVERSION
a. Training. State Street agrees to provide training, at a designated
State Street training facility or at the Designated Location, to the Customer's
personnel in connection with the use of the System on the Designated
Configuration. Each Customer agrees that it will set aside, during regular
business hours or at other times agreed upon by both parties, sufficient time to
enable all operators of the System and the Data Access Services, designated by
the Customer, to receive the training offered by State Street pursuant to this
b. Installation and Conversion. State Street shall be responsible for the
technical installation and conversion ("Installation and Conversion") of the
Designated Configuration. Each Customer shall have the following
responsibilities in connection with Installation and Conversion of the System:
(i) The Customer shall be solely responsible for the timely acquisition
and maintenance of the hardware and software that attach to the
Designated Configuration in order to use the Data Access Services at
the Designated Location.
(ii) State Street and the Customer each agree that they will assign
qualified personnel to actively participate during the Installation
and Conversion phase of the System implementation to enable both
parties to perform their respective obligations under this
During the term of this Agreement, State Street agrees to provide the
support services set out in Attachment D to this Agreement.
10. TERM OF AGREEMENT
a. Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective on the date of
its execution by State Street and shall remain in full force and effect until
terminated as herein provided.
b. Termination of Agreement. Any party may terminate this Agreement (i)
for any reason by giving the other parties at least one-hundred and eighty days'
prior written notice in the case of notice of termination by State Street to the
Customer or thirty days' notice in the case of notice from the Customer to State
Street of termination; or (ii) immediately for failure of the other party to
comply with any material term and condition of the Agreement by giving the other
party written notice of termination. In the event the Customer shall cease doing
business, shall become subject to proceedings under the bankruptcy laws (other
than a petition for reorganization or similar proceeding) or shall be
adjudicated bankrupt, this Agreement and the rights granted hereunder shall, at
the option of State Street, immediately terminate with notice to the Customer.
Termination of this Agreement with respect to any given Customer shall in no way
affect the continued validity of this Agreement with respect to any other
Customer. This Agreement shall in any event terminate as to any Customer within
90 days after the termination of the Custodian Agreement applicable to such
c. Termination of the Right to Use. Upon termination of this Agreement for
any reason, any right to use the System and access to the Data Access Services
shall terminate and the Customer shall immediately cease use of the System and
the Data Access Services. Immediately upon termination of this Agreement for any
reason, the Customer shall return to State Street all copies of documentation
and other Proprietary Information in its possession; provided, however, that in
the event that either State Street or the Customer terminates this Agreement or
the Custodian Agreement for any reason other than the Customer's breach, State
Street shall provide the Data Access Services for a period of time and at a
price to be agreed upon by State Street and the Customer.
a. Assignment; Successors. This Agreement and the rights and obligations
of each Customer and State Street hereunder shall not be assigned by any party
without the prior written consent of the other parties, except that State Street
may assign this Agreement to a successor of all or a substantial portion of its
business, or to a party controlling, controlled by, or under common control with
b. Survival. All provisions regarding indemnification, warranty, liability
and limits thereon, and confidentiality and/or protection of proprietary rights
and trade secrets shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
c. Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the attachments hereto constitute
the entire understanding of the parties hereto with respect to the Data Access
Services and the use of the System and supersedes any and all prior or
contemporaneous representations or agreements, whether oral or written, between
the parties as such may relate to the Data Access Services or the System, and
cannot be modified or altered except in a writing duly executed by the parties.
This Agreement is not intended to supersede or modify the duties and liabilities
of the parties hereto under the Custodian Agreement or any other agreement
between the parties hereto except to the extent that any such agreement
specifically refers to the Data Access Services or the System. No single waiver
or any right hereunder shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver.
d. Severability. If any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall be
held to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforce able, the validity, legality, and
enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or
e. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be interpreted and construed in
accordance with the internal laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts without
regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned Funds severally has
caused this Agreement to be duly executed in its name and through its duly
authorized officer as of the date hereof.
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
By: /s/ Ronald E. Logue
Title: Executive Vice President
EACH FUND LISTED ON APPENDIX A
By: /s/ Glen A. Payne
Date: May 19, 1997
INVESCO Diversified Funds, Inc.
INVESCO Small Company Value Fund
INVESCO Dynamics Fund, Inc.
INVESCO Dynamics Fund, Inc.
INVESCO Emerging Opportunity Funds, Inc.
INVESCO Small Company Growth Fund
INVESCO Worldwide Emerging Markets Fund
INVESCO Growth Fund, Inc.
INVESCO Growth Fund, Inc.
INVESCO Income Funds, Inc.
INVESCO High Yield Fund
INVESCO Select Income Fund
INVESCO Short-Term Bond Fund
INVESCO U.S. Government Bond Fund
INVESCO Industrial Income Fund, Inc.
INVESCO Industrial Income Fund, Inc.
INVESCO International Funds, Inc.
INVESCO European Fund
INVESCO International Growth Fund
INVESCO Pacific Basin Fund
INVESCO Money Market Funds, Inc.
INVESCO Cash Reserves Fund
INVESCO Tax-Free Money Fund
INVESCO U.S. Government Money Fund
INVESCO Multiple Asset Funds, Inc.
INVESCO Balanced Fund
INVESCO Multi-Asset Allocation Fund
INVESCO Specialty Funds, Inc.
INVESCO Asian Growth Fund
INVESCO European Small Company Fund
INVESCO Latin American Growth Fund
INVESCO Realty Fund
INVESCO Worldwide Capital Goods Fund
INVESCO Worldwide Communications Fund
INVESCO Strategic Portfolios, Inc.
Environmental Services Portfolio
Financial Services Portfolio
Health Sciences Portfolio
INVESCO Tax-Free Income Funds, Inc.
INVESCO Tax-Free Intermediate Bond Fund
INVESCO Tax-Free Long-Term Bond Fund
INVESCO Treasurer's Series Trust
INVESCO Treasurer's Money Market Reserve Fund
INVESCO Treasurer's Prime Reserve Fund
INVESCO Treasurer's Special Reserve Fund
INVESCO Treasurer's Tax-Exempt Reserve Fund
INVESCO Value Trust
INVESCO Intermediate Government Bond Fund
INVESCO Total Return Fund
INVESCO Value Equity Fund
INVESCO Variable Investment Funds, Inc.
INVESCO VIF-Dynamics Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Health Sciences Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-High Yield Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Industrial Income Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Small Company Growth Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Technology Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Total Return Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Utilities Portfolio
INVESCO VIF-Growth Portfolio*
*Effective May 1, 1997.
Multicurrency HORIZON(R) Accounting System
System Product Description
I. The Multicurrency HORIZON(R) Accounting System is designed to
provide lot level portfolio and general ledger accounting for SEC
and ERISA type requirements and includes the following services:
1) recording of general ledger entries; 2) calculation of daily
income and expense; 3) reconciliation of daily activity with the
trial balance, and 4) appropriate automated feeding mechanisms to
(i) domestic and international settlement systems, (ii) daily,
weekly and monthly evaluation services, (iii) portfolio
performance and analytic services, (iv) customer's internal
computing systems and (v) various State Street provided
information services products.
II. GlobalQuest(R) GlobalQuest(R) is designed to provide customer
access to the following information maintained on The
Multicurrency HORIZON(R) Accounting System: 1) cash transactions
and balances; 2) purchases and sales; 3) income receivables; 4)
tax refund receivables; 5) daily priced positions; 6) open
trades; 7) settlement status; 8) foreign exchange transactions;
9) trade history; and 10) daily, weekly and monthly evaluation
III. HORIZON(R) Gateway. HORIZON(R) Gateway provides customers with
the ability to (i) generate reports using information maintained
on the Multicurrency HORIZON(R) Accounting System which may be
viewed or printed at the customer's location; (ii) extract and
download data from the Multicurrency HORIZON(R) Accounting System;
and (iii) access previous day and historical data. The following
information which may be accessed for these purposes: 1)
holdings; 2) holdings pricing; 3) transactions, 4) open
trades; 5) income; 6) general ledger and 7) cash.
The undersigned understands that in the course of its employment as
Investment Advisor to each of the Funds (individually a, "Customer" ,
collectively, the "Customers") it will have access to State Street Bank and
Trust Company's ("State Street") Multicurrency HORIZON Accounting System and
other information systems (collectively, the "System").
The undersigned acknowledges that the System and the databases, computer
programs, screen formats, report formats, interactive design techniques,
documentation, and other information made available to the Undersigned by State
Street as part of the Data Access Services provided to the Customer and through
the use of the System constitute copyrighted, trade secret, or other proprietary
information of substantial value to State Street. Any and all such information
provided by State Street to the Undersigned shall be deemed proprietary and
confidential information of State Street (hereinafter "Proprietary
Information"). The Undersigned agrees that it will hold such Proprietary
Information in confidence and secure and protect it in a manner consistent with
its own procedures for the protection of its own confidential information and to
take appropriate action by instruction or agreement with its employees who are
permitted access to the Proprietary Information to satisfy its obligations
The Undersigned will not attempt to intercept data, gain access to data in
transmission, or attempt entry into any system or files for which it is not
authorized. It will not intentionally adversely affect the integrity of the
System through the introduction of unauthorized code or data, or through
Upon notice by State Street for any reason, any right to use the System
and access to the Data Access Services shall terminate and the Undersigned shall
immediately cease use of the System and the Data Access Services. Immediately
upon notice by State Street for any reason, the Undersigned shall return to
State Street all copies of documentation and other Proprietary Information in
By: /s/ Glen A. Payne
Date: May 19, 1997
During the term of this Agreement, State Street agrees to provide the
following on-going support services:
a. Telephone Support. The Customer Designated Persons may contact State
Street's HORIZON(R) Help Desk and Customer Assistance Center between the hours
of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern time) on all business days for the purpose of
obtaining answers to questions about the use of the System, or to report
apparent problems with the System. From time to time, the Customer shall provide
to State Street a list of persons, not to exceed five in number, who shall be
permitted to contact State Street for assistance (such persons being referred to
as "the Customer Designated Persons").
b. Technical Support. State Street will provide technical support to
assist the Customer in using the System and the Data Access Services. The total
amount of technical support provided by State Street shall not exceed 10
resource days per year. State Street shall provide such additional technical
support as is expressly set forth in the fee schedule in effect from time to
time between the parties (the "Fee Schedule"). Technical support, including
during installation and testing, is subject to the fees and other terms set
forth in the Fee Schedule.
c. Maintenance Support. State Street shall use commercially reasonable
efforts to correct system functions that do not work according to the System
Product Description as set forth on Attachment A in priority order in the next
scheduled delivery release or otherwise as soon as is practicable.
d. System Enhancements. State Street will provide to the Customer any
enhancements to the System developed by State Street and made a part of the
System; provided that, sixty (60) days prior to installing any such enhancement,
State Street shall notify the Customer and shall offer the Customer reasonable
training on the enhancement. Charges for system enhancements shall be as
provided in the Fee Schedule. State Street retains the right to charge for
related systems or products that may be developed and separately made available
for use other than through the System.
e. Custom Modifications. In the event the Customer desires custom
modifications in connection with its use of the System, the Customer shall make
a written request to State Street providing specifications for the desired
modification. Any custom modifications may be undertaken by State Street in its
sole discretion in accordance with the Fee Schedule.
f. Limitation on Support. State Street shall have no obligation to support
the Customer's use of the System: (1) for use on any computer equipment or
telecommunication facilities which does not conform to the Designated
Configuration or (ii) in the event the Customer has modified the System in
breach of this Agreement.