Exhibit No. 5(b)
LIQUID INSTITUTIONAL RESERVES
AGREEMENT made as of May 9, 2001 between Xxxxxxx Advisors, Inc. ("Xxxxxxx
Advisors"), a Delaware corporation, and UBS PaineWebber Inc. ("UBS
PaineWebber"), a Delaware corporation.
WHEREAS Liquid Institutional Reserves ("Fund") is a Massachusetts business
trust registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended ("1940
Act"), as an open-end management investment company; and
WHEREAS the Fund currently offers three distinct series of shares of
beneficial interest ("Series"), each of which corresponds to a distinct
portfolio, which have been designated as Xxxxxxx LIR Money Market Fund, Xxxxxxx
LIR Government Securities Fund and Xxxxxxx LIR Treasury Securities Fund for
which the Fund's board of trustees ("Board") has established an unlimited number
of shares of beneficial interest ("Shares"); and
WHEREAS Xxxxxxx Advisors has entered into a Principal Underwriting
Contract with the Fund ("Underwriting Contract") pursuant to which Xxxxxxx
Advisors serves as principal underwriter in connection with the offering and
sale of the Shares of the above-referenced Series and of such other Series as
may hereafter be designated by the Board and have one or more classes of Shares
WHEREAS Xxxxxxx Advisors desires to retain UBS PaineWebber as its agent in
connection with the offering and sale of the Shares of each Series and to
delegate to UBS PaineWebber performance of certain of the services which Xxxxxxx
Advisors provides to the Fund under the Underwriting Contract; and
WHEREAS UBS PaineWebber is willing to act as Xxxxxxx Advisors' agent in
connection with the offering and sale of such Shares and to perform such
services on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth;
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants
contained herein, Xxxxxxx Advisors and UBS PaineWebber agree as follows:
1. Appointment. Xxxxxxx Advisors hereby appoints UBS PaineWebber as its
agent to sell and to arrange for the sale of the Shares on the terms and for the
period set forth in this Agreement. Xxxxxxx Advisors also appoints UBS
PaineWebber as its agent for the performance of certain other services set forth
herein, which Xxxxxxx Advisors provides to the Fund under the Underwriting
Contract. UBS PaineWebber hereby accepts such appointments and agrees to act
hereunder. It is understood, however, that these appointments do not preclude
Xxxxxxx Advisors from entering into agreements with other registered and
qualified retail dealers for the sale of Shares or preclude sales of the Shares
directly through the Fund's transfer agent in the manner set forth in the
Registration Statement. As used in this Agreement, the term "Registration
Statement" shall mean the currently effective Registration Statement of the
Fund, and any supplements thereto, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
("1933 Act"), and the 0000 Xxx.
2. Services, Duties and Representations of UBS PaineWebber.
(a) UBS PaineWebber agrees to sell the Shares on a best efforts basis from
time to time during the term of this Agreement as agent for Xxxxxxx Advisors and
upon the terms described in this Agreement and the Registration Statement.
(b) Upon the later of the date of this Agreement or the initial offering
of Shares by a Series to the public, UBS PaineWebber will hold itself available
to receive orders, satisfactory to UBS PaineWebber and Xxxxxxx Advisors, for the
purchase of Shares and will accept such orders on behalf of Xxxxxxx Advisors and
the Fund as of the time of receipt of such orders and will promptly transmit
such orders as are accepted to the Fund's transfer agent. Purchase orders shall
be deemed effective at the time and in the manner set forth in the Registration
(c) The offering price of the Shares shall be the net asset value per
share as next determined by the Fund following receipt of an order at UBS
PaineWebber's principal office as set forth in the Registration Statement.
Xxxxxxx Advisors shall promptly furnish or arrange for the furnishing to UBS
PaineWebber from the Fund of a statement of each computation of net asset value.
(d) UBS PaineWebber shall not be obligated to sell any certain number of
(e) UBS PaineWebber represents and warrants that: (i) it is a member in
good standing of the NASD and agrees to abide by the Conduct Rules of the NASD;
(ii) it is registered as a broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange
Commission; (iii) it will maintain any filings and licenses required by federal
and state laws to conduct the business contemplated under this Agreement; and
(iv) it will comply with all federal and state laws and regulations applicable
to the offer and sale of the Shares.
(f) UBS PaineWebber shall not incur any debts or obligations on behalf of
Xxxxxxx Advisors or the Fund. UBS PaineWebber shall bear all costs that it
incurs in selling the Shares and in complying with the terms and conditions of
this Agreement as more specifically set forth in paragraph 8.
(g) UBS PaineWebber shall not permit any employee or agent to offer or
sell Shares to the public unless such person is duly licensed under applicable
federal and state laws and regulations.
(h) UBS PaineWebber shall not (i) furnish any information or make any
representations concerning the Shares other than those contained in the
Registration Statement or in sales literature or advertising that has been
prepared or approved by Xxxxxxx Advisors as provided in paragraph 6 or (ii)
offer or sell the Shares in jurisdictions in which they have not been approved
for offer and sale.
3. Services Not Exclusive. The services furnished by UBS PaineWebber
hereunder are not to be deemed exclusive and UBS PaineWebber shall be free to
furnish similar services to others so long as its services under this Agreement
are not impaired thereby.
UBS PaineWebber shall be compensated by Xxxxxxx Advisors in the amount set
forth on Schedule A hereto. Such amount may be changed from time to time with
the express written consent of the parties to this Agreement.
5. Duties of Xxxxxxx Advisors.
(a) It is understood that the Fund reserves the right at any time to
withdraw all offerings of any class or classes of Shares of any or all Series by
written notice to Xxxxxxx Advisors.
(b) Xxxxxxx Advisors shall keep UBS PaineWebber fully informed of the
Fund's affairs and shall make available to UBS PaineWebber copies of all
information, financial statements and other papers that UBS PaineWebber may
reasonably request for use in connection with the distribution of Shares,
including, without limitation, certified copies of any financial statements
prepared for the Fund by its independent public accountant and such reasonable
number of copies of the most current prospectus, statement of additional
information, and annual and interim reports of any Series as UBS PaineWebber may
request, and Xxxxxxx Advisors shall cooperate fully in the efforts of UBS
PaineWebber to sell and arrange for the sale of Shares and in the performance of
UBS PaineWebber under this Agreement.
(c) Xxxxxxx Advisors shall comply with all state and federal laws and
regulations applicable to a distributor of the Shares.
(d) Xxxxxxx Advisors shall promptly notify UBS PaineWebber if the Fund's
Registration Statement ceases to become effective.
(e) Xxxxxxx Advisors represents and warrants that as of the date hereof
and throughout the term of this Agreement the Shares of the Fund are qualified
for sale under or are exempt from the requirements of the respective securities
laws of the states and jurisdictions listed on Schedule B of this Agreement.
Xxxxxxx Advisors shall promptly notify UBS PaineWebber in the event Shares of
the Fund cease to be qualified for sale under or cease to qualify for an
exemption from the requirements of the respective securities laws of the states
and jurisdictions listed on Schedule B.
6. Advertising. Xxxxxxx Advisors agrees to make available such sales and
advertising materials relating to the Shares as Xxxxxxx Advisors in its
discretion determines appropriate. UBS PaineWebber agrees to submit all sales
and advertising materials developed by it relating to the Shares to Xxxxxxx
Advisors for approval. UBS PaineWebber agrees not to publish or distribute such
materials to the public without first receiving such approval in writing.
Xxxxxxx Advisors shall assist UBS PaineWebber in obtaining any regulatory
approvals of such materials that may be required of or desired by UBS
7. Records. UBS PaineWebber agrees to maintain all records required by
applicable state and federal laws and regulations relating to the offer and sale
of the Shares. Xxxxxxx Advisors and its representatives shall have access to
such records during normal business hours for review or copying.
8. Expenses of UBS PaineWebber. UBS PaineWebber shall bear all costs and
expenses of (i) preparing, printing, and distributing any materials not prepared
by the Fund or Xxxxxxx Advisors and other materials used by UBS PaineWebber in
connection with its offering of the Shares for sale to the public; (ii) any
expenses of advertising incurred by UBS PaineWebber in connection with such
offering; (iii) the expenses of registration or qualification of UBS PaineWebber
as a dealer or broker under federal or state laws and the expenses of continuing
such registration or qualification; and (iv) all compensation paid to UBS
PaineWebber's Financial Advisors or other employees and others for selling
Shares, and all expenses of UBS PaineWebber, its Financial Advisors and
employees and others who engage in or support the sale of Shares as may be
incurred in connection with their sales efforts. UBS PaineWebber shall bear such
additional costs and expenses as it and Xxxxxxx Advisors may agree upon. Xxxxxxx
Advisors shall advise the Board of any such agreement as to additional costs and
expenses borne by but shall not be required to obtain prior approval for such
agreements from the Board.
(a) Xxxxxxx Advisors agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold UBS
PaineWebber, its officers and directors, and any person who controls UBS
PaineWebber within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act, free and harmless
from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, and expenses
(including the cost of investigating or defending such claims, demands, or
liabilities and any counsel fees incurred in connection therewith) which UBS
PaineWebber, its officers, directors, or any such controlling person may incur
under the 1933 Act, under common law or otherwise, arising out of or based upon
any alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration
Statement; arising out of or based upon any alleged omission to state a material
fact required to be stated in the Registration Statement thereof or necessary to
make the statements in the Registration Statement thereof not misleading; or
arising out of any sales or advertising materials with respect to the Shares
provided by Xxxxxxx Advisors to UBS PaineWebber. However, this indemnity
agreement shall not apply to any claims, demands, liabilities, or expenses that
arise out of or are based upon any such untrue statement or omission or alleged
untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with
information furnished in writing by UBS PaineWebber to Xxxxxxx Advisors or the
Fund for use in the Registration Statement or in any sales or advertising
material; and further provided, that in no event shall anything contained herein
be so construed as to protect UBS PaineWebber against any liability to Xxxxxxx
Advisors or the Fund or to the shareholders of any Series to which UBS
PaineWebber would otherwise be subject by reason of willful misfeasance, bad
faith, or gross negligence in the performance of its duties, or by reason of its
reckless disregard of its obligations under this Agreement.
(b) UBS PaineWebber agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Xxxxxxx
Advisors and its officers and directors, the Fund, its officers and Board
members, and any person who controls Xxxxxxx Advisors or the Fund within the
meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act, free and harmless from and against any
and all claims, demands, liabilities and expenses (including the cost of
investigating or defending against such claims, demands or liabilities and any
counsel fees incurred in connection therewith) which Xxxxxxx Advisors or its
officers or directors or the Fund, its officers or Board members, or any such
controlling person may incur
under the 1933 Act, under common law or otherwise arising out of or based upon
any breach by UBS PaineWebber of its duties or obligations under this Agreement.
10. Duration and Termination.
(a) Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to a class of Shares
of any Series this Agreement may be terminated at any time, without the payment
of any penalty, by either party, upon the giving of 30 days' written notice.
Such notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date it is received in
writing by the other party or any officer thereof.
(b) Termination of this Agreement with respect to a class of Shares
of any given Series shall in no way affect the continued validity of this
Agreement or the performance thereunder with respect to any other classes of
Shares of that Series or any classes of Shares of any other Series. This
Agreement will automatically terminate in the event of its assignment or in the
event that the Underwriting Contract is terminated.
11. Amendment of this Agreement. No provision of this Agreement may be
amended, 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.
12. Use of UBS PaineWebber Name. UBS PaineWebber hereby authorizes Xxxxxxx
Advisors to use the name "UBS PaineWebber Inc." or any name derived therefrom in
any sales or advertising materials prepared and/or used by Xxxxxxx Advisors in
connection with its duties as distributor of the Shares, but only for so long as
this Agreement or any extension, renewal or amendment hereof remains in effect,
including any similar agreement with any organization which shall have succeeded
to the business of UBS PaineWebber.
13. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of New York and the 1940 Act. To the extent that the
applicable laws of the State of New York conflict with the applicable provisions
of the 1940 Act, the latter shall control.
14. Miscellaneous. The captions in this Agreement are included for
convenience of reference only and in no way define or delimit any of the
provisions hereof or otherwise affect their construction or effect. If any
provision of this Agreement shall be held or made invalid by a court decision,
statute, rule or otherwise, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be
affected thereby. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the
benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors. As used in this
Agreement, the term "assignment" shall have the same meaning as such term has in
the 1940 Act. Where the effect of a requirement of the 1940 Act reflected in any
provision of this Contract is relaxed by a rule, regulation or order of the
Securities and Exchange Commission, whether of special or general application,
such provision shall be deemed to incorporate the effect of such rule,
regulation or order.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be
executed by their officers designated as of the day and year first written
XXXXXXX ADVISORS, INC.
By: ______________________________ By: __________________________________
ATTEST: UBS PAINEWEBBER INC.
By: ______________________________ By: __________________________________
Xxxxxxx LIR Money Market Fund 0.03%
Xxxxxxx LIR Government Securities Fund 0.03%
Xxxxxxx LIR Treasury Securities Fund 0.03%
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