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Harland Clarke Holdings (the “Company”) will make certain financial information and certain reports (the “Company Information”) available on this website from time to time. The following disclaimer applies to the Company Information you are about to review, and you are therefore required to read these disclaimer pages carefully before being granted access to the Company Information. In reading the disclaimers and checking the box at the bottom, you, including your employees and officers, agree to make the required representations and warranties, and to be bound by the following terms, conditions and restrictions, including any modifications to them from time to time, each time you receive any Company Information.

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  • (i) You are:

    • a current holder or beneficial owner of the Company’s 9.750% senior secured notes due 2018 (CUSIPs: 412690AC3; U24645AA8) , 6.875% senior secured notes due 2020 (CUSIPs: 412690AD1; U24645AC4) and its 9.250% senior unsecured notes due 2021 (CUSIPs: 412690AE9; U24645AD2) (together, the “Notes”);

    • a prospective investor with a bona fide interest in Notes that is a (i) “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) (such definition set forth for informational purposes below) or (ii) non-U.S. persons as defined in Rule 902 of Regulation S under the Securities Act (such definition set forth for informational purposes below);

    • a securities analyst; or

    • a market maker affiliated with any initial purchaser of the Notes (collectively, “Permitted Parties”).

  • (ii) You acknowledge that the Company will make the Company Information available to Permitted Parties, on a confidential basis, in accordance with the indentures governing the Notes, and the Company will not make the Company Information available for any other purpose. The Company Information may not be copied, reproduced, retransmitted or conveyed in any manner whatsoever in whole or in part to any person other than the recipient without the Company’s prior consent. Any such forwarding or distribution or any reproduction of the Company Information in whole or in part is unauthorized.

  • (iii) You acknowledge that the Company will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the foregoing acknowledgments, agreements, representations, warranties and undertakings.

  • (iv) These undertakings and prohibitions are intended for the benefit of the Company and may be enforced by the same.

  • (v) You agree to promptly return the Company Information, as well as any other related materials the Company may provide to you, to: Harland Clarke Holdings, 10931 Laureate Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78249, Attention: [Investor Relations] if you no longer require the Company Information for any purpose other than set forth above, or as otherwise permitted in writing by the Company.

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    Definitions

    Definition of “Qualified Institutional Buyer” based on Rule 144A(a)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”)

    • (i) Any of the following entities, acting for its own account or the accounts of other qualified institutional buyers, that in the aggregate owns and invests on a discretionary basis at least $100 million in securities of issuers that are not affiliated with the entity:

      • (A) Any insurance company as defined in section 2(a)(13) of the Act;

        Note: A purchase by an insurance company for one or more of its separate accounts, as defined by section 2(a)(37) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Investment Company Act”), which are neither registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act nor required to be so registered, shall be deemed to be a purchase for the account of such insurance company.

      • (B) Any investment company registered under the Investment Company Act or any business development company as defined in section 2(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act;

      • (C) Any small business investment company licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration under section 301(c) or (d) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958;

      • (D) Any plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees;

      • (E) Any employee benefit plan within the meaning of title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974;

      • (F) Any trust fund whose trustee is a bank or trust company and whose participants are exclusively plans of the types identified in paragraph (D) or (E) of this section, except trust funds that include as participants individual retirement accounts or H.R. 10 plans;

      • (G) Any business development company as defined in section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940;

      • (H) Any organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corporation (other than a bank as defined in section 3(a)(2) of the Act or a savings and loan association or other institution referenced in section 3(a)(5)(A) of the Act or a foreign bank or savings and loan association or equivalent institution), partnership, or Massachusetts or similar business trust; and

      • (I) any investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act.

    • (ii) Any dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), acting for its own account or the accounts of other qualified institutional buyers, that in the aggregate owns and invests on a discretionary basis at least $10 million of securities of issuers that are not affiliated with the dealer, provided that securities constituting the whole or a part of an unsold allotment to or subscription by a dealer as a participant in a public offering shall not be deemed to be owned by such dealer;

    • (iii) Any dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Exchange Act, acting in a riskless principal transaction on behalf of a qualified institutional buyer;

      Note: A registered dealer may act as agent, on a non-discretionary basis, in a transaction with a qualified institutional buyer without itself having to be a qualified institutional buyer.

    • (iv) Any investment company registered under the Investment Company Act, acting for its own account or for the accounts of other qualified institutional buyers, that is part of a family of investment companies which own in the aggregate at least $100 million in securities of issuers, other than issuers that are affiliated with the investment company or are part of such family of investment companies. “Family of investment companies” means any two or more investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act, except for a unit investment trust whose assets consist solely of shares of one or more registered investment companies, that have the same investment adviser (or, in the case of unit investment trusts, the same depositor), provided that, for purposes of this section:

      • (A) Each series of a series company (as defined in Rule 18f-2 under the Investment Company Act [17 CFR 270. 18f-2]) shall be deemed to be a separate investment company; and

      • (B) Investment companies shall be deemed to have the same adviser (or depositor) if their advisers (or depositors) are majority-owned subsidiaries of the same parent, or if one investment company's adviser (or depositor) is a majority-owned subsidiary of the other investment company's adviser (or depositor);

    • (v) Any entity, all of the equity owners of which are qualified institutional buyers, acting for its own account or the accounts of other qualified institutional buyers; and

    • (vi) Any bank as defined in section 3(a)(2) of the Act, any savings and loan association or other institution as referenced in section 3(a)(5)(A) of the Act, or any foreign bank or savings and loan association or equivalent institution, acting for its own account or the accounts of other qualified institutional buyers, that in the aggregate owns and invests on a discretionary basis at least $100 million in securities of issuers that are not affiliated with it and that has an audited net worth of at least $25 million as demonstrated in its latest annual financial statements, as of a date not more than 16 months preceding the date of sale under the Rule in the case of a U.S. bank or savings and loan association, and not more than 18 months preceding such date of sale for a foreign bank or savings and loan association or equivalent institution.

Definition of “U.S. Person” based on Rule 902(k) Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”)

  • (1) “U.S. person” means:

    • (i) Any natural person resident in the United States;

    • (ii) Any partnership or corporation organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States;

    • (iii) Any estate of which any executor or administrator is a U.S. person;

    • (iv) Any trust of which any trustee is a U.S. person;

    • (v) Any agency or branch of a foreign entity located in the United States;

    • (vi) Any non-discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary for the benefit or account of a U.S. person;

    • (vii) Any discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary organized, incorporated, or (if an individual) resident in the United States; and

    • (viii) Any partnership or corporation if:

      • (A) Organized or incorporated under the laws of any foreign jurisdiction; and

      • (B) Formed by a U.S. person principally for the purpose of investing in securities not registered under the Act, unless it is organized or incorporated, and owned, by accredited investors (as defined in § 230.501(a)) who are not natural persons, estates or trusts.

    • (2) The following are not “U.S. persons”:

      • (i) Any discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held for the benefit or account of a non-U.S. person by a dealer or other professional fiduciary organized, incorporated, or (if an individual) resident in the United States;

      • (ii) Any estate of which any professional fiduciary acting as executor or administrator is a U.S. person if:

        • (A) An executor or administrator of the estate who is not a U.S. person has sole or shared investment discretion with respect to the assets of the estate; and

        • (B) The estate is governed by foreign law;

      • (iii) Any trust of which any professional fiduciary acting as trustee is a U.S. person, if a trustee who is not a U.S. person has sole or shared investment discretion with respect to the trust assets, and no beneficiary of the trust (and no settlor if the trust is revocable) is a U.S. person;

      • (iv) An employee benefit plan established and administered in accordance with the law of a country other than the United States and customary practices and documentation of such country;

      • (v) Any agency or branch of a U.S. person located outside the United States if:

        • (A) The agency or branch operates for valid business reasons; and

        • (B) The agency or branch is engaged in the business of insurance or banking and is subject to substantive insurance or banking regulation, respectively, in the jurisdiction where located; and

      • (vi) The International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the United Nations, and their agencies, affiliates and pension plans, and any other similar international organizations, their agencies, affiliates and pension plans.