This AMENDED AND RESTATED TRUST AGREEMENT is entered into by and between ArbiterSports, LLC dba ArbiterPay, a Utah limited liability company (the “ArbiterSports”), and Bank of Utah, a Utah corporation, not in its individual capacity by solely as trustee (“Trustee”).
WHEREAS, RefPay, LLC and Trustee previously entered into that certain Trust Agreement dated July 1, 2009 (the “Trust Agreement”);
WHEREAS, RefPay, LLC was merged into ArbiterSports, LLC on January 1, 2015;
WHEREAS, ArbiterSports and Trustee desire to amend and restate the Trust Agreement pursuant to this Agreement; and
WHEREAS, this Agreement sets forth the amended and restated terms and conditions for the provision of the trust services (the “Services”) described herein and as set forth in the User Agreements for ArbiterPay Payors and Payees (collectively, the “User Agreements”) in place from time to time;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:
- Trust Account
Trustee shall establish an account for the purpose of holding funds received in connection with this Agreement for the benefit of ArbiterPay Payors (as defined in the User Agreements) (the “Trust Account”). Upon proper instructions of ArbiterSports, as agent for the ArbiterPay Payors, Trustee shall maintain the Trust Account; receive the deposited property; collect and receive the income and principal related to the property; and invest, disburse or otherwise dispose of the property or its proceeds. Trustee is not required to receive or hold property it deems to be unacceptable and will not disburse any Trust Account property in the absence of ArbiterSports’ written instructions or if such instructions are contrary to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
- Instructions from ArbiterSports
Trustee will not take any action unless instructed in writing by ArbiterSports, which instruction may be delivered electronically. Trustee shall have no liability for acting in accordance with such instructions. Trustee shall not be obligated to follow any instructions from ArbiterSports that, in the judgment of Trustee, may subject Trustee to liability or expense or require Trustee to prosecute or defend any action unless Trustee is indemnified in a manner and amount satisfactory to Trustee. In the event of any ambiguity or uncertainty in any notice, instruction or other communication received by Trustee, Trustee is authorized to refrain from taking any action other than retaining possession of the property in the Trust Account until Trustee receives written instructions from ArbiterSports that eliminate such ambiguity or uncertainty.
- User Agreement
The parties agree that the User Agreements are hereby made a part of this Agreement and agree to be bound by their terms and conditions. ArbiterSports agrees to not make changes to any User Agreement that may affect the duties or liabilities of Trustee without obtaining the prior written approval of Trustee and that any such attempted change to a User Agreement without Trustee’s prior written approval will be not be effective. ArbiterSports agrees promptly to inform Trustee of any changes to User Agreements that do not affect the duties or liabilities of Trustee, and to provide Trustee with an electronic copy of each modified User Agreement.
- Investment Responsibility
ArbiterSports acknowledges and agrees that Trustee does not assume investment management responsibilities for the Trust Account. Trustee will only take instructions from the ArbiterSports regarding the investment of the property in the Trust Account as such instructions comply with this Agreement.
- Responsibility of ArbiterSports; Regulatory Compliance
ArbiterSports acknowledges and agrees that ArbiterSports is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations relating to the establishment of the online ArbiterPay accounts for any individual or entity that uses the systems provided by ArbiterSports or ArbiterSports’ affiliate, including individuals and entities that (i) are subject to the User Agreements, (ii) send funds to be held in the Trust Account or (iii) receive funds from the Trust Account (any such individual or entity is herein referred to as a “User”). Examples of such laws and regulations include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Patriot Act, the US Bank Secrecy Act and all relevant US Treasury rules and regulations, including those enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and other agencies. Without limiting the general obligations set forth above, ArbiterSports specifically agrees to do the following:
- provide Trustee with copies of ArbiterSports’ regulatory compliance policies upon request;
- provide Trustee with access to User account information, including copies of all “know your customer” information and documentation collected by ArbiterSports;
- conduct regular and ongoing OFAC monitoring on all Users and provide the results of such monitoring to Trustee upon request; and
- perform all 314(a) checks as required.
- Trust Account Property
Trustee is not required to take direction from Users and will direct inquiries from Users to ArbiterSports.
- Binding Effect
Trustee’s actions taken in accordance with the instructions of ArbiterSports shall be valid and binding upon all persons claiming by, through or under ArbiterSports.
Notice to either party may be made by certified, regular or overnight mail; facsimile; or e-mail according to the contact information in this Agreement. Such notices shall be effective upon delivery.
If to Trustee:
Bank of Utah, as Trustee
200 E. South Temple, Suite 210
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Attn: Corporate Trust Department
Tel: (801) 924-3690
If to ArbiterSports:
235 West Sego Lily Drive, Suite 200
Sandy, Utah 84070
Attn: Kyle Ford
Tel: (385) 295-8823
- Fees; Expenses
ArbiterSports will compensate Trustee for the Services in accordance with the written fee schedule agreed to between the parties (the “Compensation”), as such Compensation may be adjusted from time to time by written agreement of the parties. ArbiterSports is responsible for and will reimburse Trustee upon demand for all expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by Trustee in connection with this Agreement.
- Statements; Accounting
Trustee will provide account statements to ArbiterSports via online access. Such statements will reflect all activity and account assets in the Trust Account. ArbiterSports waives any requirements regarding written notification of individual Trust Account transactions and will rely solely on monitoring Trust Account activity through online access.
- Disclosure Statement
Property held in the Trust Account:
- may be, but are not guaranteed to be, insured by the FDIC or other government agency; and
- are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal.
This Agreement may be terminated at any time by either party upon notice in writing to the other party in accordance with the User Agreements. Upon termination, Trustee shall deliver the property then held in the Trust Account in accordance with ArbiterSports’ written direction when all sums due to Trustee from ArbiterSports are paid and Trustee is indemnified against liabilities incurred in the administration of the Trust Account in a manner and an amount satisfactory to Trustee.
- Limited Duties
ArbiterSports acknowledges and agrees that Trustee (i) shall be obligated only for the performance of such duties as are expressly and specifically set forth in this Agreement, each of which is ministerial in nature and no implied or inferred duties or obligations of any kind shall be read into this Agreement against or on the part of the Trustee, (ii) shall not be required to, and shall not, expend or risk any of its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties thereunder and (iii) will hold funds in the Trust Account.
- Limited Liability; Indemnification
Trustee shall not be liable to ArbiterSports for any action taken or omitted or for any loss or injury resulting from its actions or its performance or lack of performance of its duties under this Agreement except in the case of Trustee’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. In no event shall Trustee be liable for acting in accordance with or relying upon any instruction, notice, demand, certificate or documents from ArbiterSports, or from any entity ArbiterSports has previously notified Trustee in writing is authorized to act on its behalf. ArbiterSports shall indemnify and hold harmless Trustee, its directors, stockholders, officers, employees, successors and permitted assigns against any and all loss, liability, judgment, causes of action, obligation, damage, claim, penalty, tax or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) of any kind or nature whatsoever either directly or indirectly arising out of related to or in connection with this Agreement.
- Force Majeure
Neither party shall incur any liability or be responsible to the other for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts beyond its control with respect to this Agreement. Such acts shall include but not be limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war, epidemics, governmental regulations superimposed after the fact, fire, power failures, earthquakes, acts of terrorism or other disasters.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect and not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
- Governing Law; Venue
This Agreement shall be construed and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Utah. Any dispute related to this Agreement shall be heard and decided by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the State of Utah.
- Amendment; Waiver
No provision of this Agreement may be amended or waived unless the amendment or waiver is in writing and signed by the parties.
- Assignment; Delegation
This Agreement may not be assigned and the duties hereunder may not be delegated by either party without the written consent of the other party, and any such attempted assignment or delegation without the written consent of the other party is of no effect and void; provided that ArbiterSports may assign this Agreement and the User Agreements without consent in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of substantially all of the assets of ArbiterSports’ ArbiterPay business.
- Entire Agreement
This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. Any other agreements between or other statements, representations, promises or inducements made by wither party which are not in this Agreement are not valid or binding, are superseded by this Agreement and are canceled by mutual consent.