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10080�w w w w w w w w w w w wo RESOLUTION NO. 10,080 M w w 1 2 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF INTENT 3 BETWEEN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS AND KINO 4 COMPANY, LLC PERTAINING TO THE ISSUANCE OF INDUSTRIAL 5 DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER 6 7 MATTERS RELATING THERETO. 8 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF 9 THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: 10 SECTION 1. There is hereby authorized the execution and delivery of a 11 12 Memorandum of Intent by and between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas (the "City ") 13 and Kino Company, LLC, an Arkansas limited liability company (the "Company "), and 14 the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute and deliver the 15 Memorandum of Intent for and on behalf of the City. The Memorandum of Intent is 16 approved in substantially the form submitted to this meeting, and the Mayor is hereby 17 authorized to confer with the Company in order to complete the Memorandum of Intent 18 19 in substantially the form submitted to this meeting with such changes as shall be 20 approved by such persons executing this document, their execution to constitute 21 conclusive evidence of such approval. 22 23 SECTION 2. The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed, for 24 and on behalf of the City, to do all things, execute all instruments and otherwise take 25 all action necessary to the realization of the City's obligations under the Memorandum 26 of Intent. 27 ADOPTED: September 16,1997 28 29 ATTEST: APPROVED: 30 31 32 33 CITY CLERK MA OR 34 APPROVED AS TO FORM: 35 36 4-HAtAS RPEN TTEERRII CITY ATTORNEY E 0 MEMORANDUM OF INTENT This MEMORANDUM OF INTENT is between the CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (hereinafter referred to as the "City "), and KING COMPANY, LLC, an Arkansas limited liability company (hereinafter referred to as the "Company "). IN CONSIDERATION of the undertakings of the parties set forth herein and the benefits to be derived therefrom and of other good and valuable considerations, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by the parties, the City and the Company AGREE: 1. Preliminary. (a) The City is authorized by the laws of the State of Arkansas, including particularly Title 14, Chapter 164, Subchapter 2 of the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated (the "Act "), to issue revenue bonds for financing the costs of acquiring, constructing and equipping industrial facilities (as defined in and authorized by the Act). (b) It is proposed that the City issue its revenue bonds under the Act for the purpose of financing certain industrial facilities (the "Project ") located in the Little Rock Port Industrial Park for use by the Company. , It is expected at this time that the Project will consist of the acquisition of an existing building and site, the renovation thereof, and the acquisition and installation of various machinery, equipment and other personal property for the manufacture of light gauge steel panel houses. (c) In order to secure and develop industry in furtherance of the public purpose of the Act, the City is willing to proceed with the issuance of such revenue bonds as and when requested by the Company, subject to compliance with all conditions set forth in the Act. (d) The City considers that the acquiring, constructing and equipping of the Project will furnish substantial employment and payrolls and will thereby promote the economic welfare of the inhabitants of the City and adjacent areas. 2. Undertakings. Subject to the conditions stated herein, the City and the Company agree as follows: (a) When requested by the Company, the City will take the necessary steps to issue revenue bonds under the Act in the aggregate principal amount necessary to furnish the permanent financing of all or any part of the costs of accomplishing the Project. It is estimated at this time that revenue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $10,000,000 will be issued. However, revenue bonds shall be issued in such amount as shall be requested by the Company for accomplishing all or any part of the Project, whether that amount is more or less than the above estimate. (b) The City will, at the proper time and subject in all '� (3 2 respects to the recommendation and approval of the Company, adopt such proceedings and authorize the execution of such documents as may be necessary and advisable for the issuance of the bonds, the acquiring, constructing and equipping of the Project, and the leasing or sale thereof or the making of loans therefor to the Company, all in conformity with the Act and any other applicable federal and state laws and upon terms and conditions mutually satisfactory to the City and the Company. (c) Upon the issuance of revenue bonds as provided herein, the Company will enter into appropriate agreements with the City obligating itself to pay to the City amounts sufficient to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds when due, and containing such other provisions as are necessary or desirable consistent with the authority conferred by the Act. It is presently expected that the City and the Company will enter into a lease, or leases, under which the Company will lease, with an option to purchase, from the City, the Project or portions thereof for a term not to exceed thirty (30) years and will agree to make rental payments sufficient to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds when due. (d) The Company will pay all costs of the Project and all financing costs (including all expenses of the City in authorizing and issuing the bonds) not paid from the proceeds of the bonds. (e) The Company will pay to the City an administrative charge in such amount or amounts established by the City as compensation to the City for administrative services performed in connection with the Project and its financing. (f) The City and the Company will take such further action and adopt such further proceedings as may be required to implement the aforesaid undertakings or as it may deem appropriate in pursuance thereof. 3. Ad Valorem Taxation. The City and the Company are informed and understand that under the Arkansas Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court of Arkansas, particularly the case of Wayland v. Snapp, 232 Ark. 57, 334 S.W. 2d 663 (1960), the properties comprising the Project will be exempt from ad valorem taxes by virtue of their ownership by the City. The Company and the City agree, however, to enter into an agreement substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A requiring the Company to make payments in lieu of taxes, in such amounts and on such terms as shall be acceptable to the City and the Company. 4. General Provisions. (a) This Memorandum of Intent, and the Resolution authorizing it, are intended as official action toward the issuance of the bonds as may be required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and applicable rulings and regulations thereunder. (b) As specified in the Act, the revenue bonds issued as provided herein will not be general obligations of the City, but will be special obligations, and in no event will they constitute an indebtedness of the City within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. (c) The revenue bonds issued as provided herein may be issued under laws of the State of Arkansas other than the Act as the City shall deem appropriate or desirable. (d) The Company may revise the plans for the Project and the facilities presently expected to comprise the Project at any time and from time to time in any respect, including, without limitation, any changes therein, additions thereto, substitutions therefor and deletions therefrom, and this Memorandum of Intent shall apply thereto. (e) Any or all of the undertakings of the Company pursuant to this Memorandum of Intent may be completed or performed by any corporation or partnership related to the Company as may hereafter be determined by the Company. (f) The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and it is the Company's policy not to discriminate against job applicants or employees on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion or age in accordance with applicable law. (g) This Memorandum of Intent shall continue in full force and effect until the Project and its financing by revenue bonds (including bonds issued in separate series) is accomplished. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the City and the Company have entered into this Memorandum of Intent by their officers thereunto duly authorized, as of the day of , 1997. CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS ATTEST: Vim' BY — 9 Mayor City Clerk (SEAL) KINO COMPANY, LLC By Kim Taek Sung Sole Member