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OFFICIAL STATEMENT DATED JUNE 20, 2013
NEW ISSUE NOT RATED
In the opinion of Bond Counsel, interest on the Bonds will be excludable from gross income for purposes of federal income taxation under
existing law, subject to the matters described under “TAX MATTERS” herein. See “LEGAL MATTERS” and “TAX MATTERS” herein for a
discussion of Bond Counsel’s opinion, including a description of certain alternative minimum tax consequences for corporations.
$12,590,000 CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, (Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties) SPECIAL ASSESSMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2013
(ESTANCIA HILL COUNTRY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT)
Proceeds of the Bonds will be used to provide funds for (i) the payment of the costs of construction, acquisition or purchase of certain water, wastewater, drainage, roadway, hardscape, landscape and hike and bike trail public improvements for the benefit of Improvement Area #1 (“IA #1”) of the Estancia Hill Country Public Improvement District, a public improvement district of the City (the “District”), (ii) the funding of the Reserve Fund in the amount of the Reserve Fund Requirement for the Bonds, (iii) the payment of all or a portion of the costs incidental to the organization of the District, (iv) the funding of capitalized interest on the Bonds, and (v) the payment of the costs of issuance of the Bonds. See “THE IA #1 PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS” and “APPENDIX A — Form of Indenture.” Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.
The Bonds, when issued and delivered, will constitute valid and binding special obligations of the City payable solely from and secured by Pledged Revenues, consisting primarily of monies collected from Assessments levied against assessable properties in IA #1 in accordance with a Service and Assessment Plan, all to the extent and upon the conditions described herein. The Bonds are not payable from funds raised or to be raised from taxation. See “SECURITY FOR THE BONDS.” The Bonds are subject to redemption at the times, in the amounts, and at the redemption prices more fully described herein under the caption “DESCRIPTION OF THE BONDS — Redemption Provisions.” The Bonds involve a degree of risk and are not suitable for all investors. See “BONDHOLDERS RISKS” and “SUITABILITY FOR INVESTMENT.” Prospective purchasers should carefully evaluate the risks and merits of an investment in the Bonds, should consult with their legal and financial advisors before considering a purchase of the Bonds, and should be willing to bear the risks of loss of their investment in the Bonds. The Bonds are not credit enhanced or rated and no application has been made for a rating with respect to the Bonds.
THE BONDS ARE SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE CITY PAYABLE SOLELY FROM PLEDGED REVENUES AND ANY OTHER
FUNDS HELD UNDER THE INDENTURE, AS AND TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED IN THE INDENTURE. THE BONDS DO NOT GIVE
RISE TO A CHARGE AGAINST THE GENERAL CREDIT OR TAXING POWERS OF THE CITY AND ARE NOT PAYABLE EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED IN THE INDENTURE. THE OWNERS OF THE BONDS SHALL NEVER HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND PAYMENT
THEREOF OUT OF ANY FUNDS OF THE CITY OTHER THAN THE PLEDGED REVENUES AND ANY OTHER FUNDS HELD UNDER
THE INDENTURE, AS AND TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED IN THE INDENTURE. THE CITY SHALL HAVE NO LEGAL OR MORAL
OBLIGATION TO PAY THE BONDS OUT OF ANY FUNDS OF THE CITY OTHER THAN THE PLEDGED REVENUES.
This cover page contains certain information for quick reference only. It is not a summary of the Bonds. Investors must read this entire Official Statement to obtain information essential to the making of an informed investment decision.
The Bonds are offered for delivery when, as, and if issued by the City and accepted by the Underwriter, subject to, among other things, the approval of the Bonds by the Attorney General of Texas and the receipt of the opinion of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Bond Counsel, a member of Norton Rose Fulbright, as to the validity of the Bonds and the excludability of interest thereon from gross income for federal income tax purposes.
See “APPENDIX C — Form of Opinion of Bond Counsel.” Certain legal matters will be passed upon for the Underwriter by its counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP, and for the Landowner by its counsel, Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams LLP. It is expected that the Bonds will be delivered in book-entry form through the facilities of DTC on or about July 16, 2013.
MATURITIES, PRINCIPAL AMOUNTS, INTEREST RATES, PRICES, YIELDS,
AND CUSIP NUMBERS
$2,695,000 4.500% Term Bonds, Due November 1, 2018, Priced to Yield 4.500%; CUSIP 052466 AP4(a) (b) $9,895,000 6.000% Term Bonds, Due November 1, 2028, Priced to Yield 6.000%; CUSIP 052466 AQ2(a) (b) (a) The Bonds are subject to redemption prior to stated maturity. See “THE BONDS — Redemption Provisions.” (b) CUSIP numbers are included solely for the convenience of owners of the Bonds. CUSIP is a registered trademark of the American Bankers Association. CUSIP data herein is provided by CUSIP Global Services, managed by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC on behalf of the American Bankers Association. This data is not intended to create a database and does not serve in any way as a substitute for the CUSIP Services. CUSIP numbers are provided for convenience of reference only. None of the City, the Financial Advisor or the Underwriter takes any responsibility for the accuracy of such numbers.
Elected Officials (1) Term Expires November Lee Leffingwell
Kathryne B. Tovo
Sheryl Cole, Mayor Pro Tem
(1) As a result of an amendment to the Austin City Charter approved at an election held November 2012, all current terms of the City Council will expire November 2014. In November 2014, the configuration of the City Council will change to an eleven member council, with the Mayor to be elected at large and the remainder of the City Council to be elected from ten single-member districts.
See “THE CITY – Administration.”
Marc A. Ott
Elaine Hart, CPA
Ed Van Eenoo
Jannette S. Goodall
Proceeds of the Bonds will be used to finance improvements in Improvement Area #1 only and only Assessments in Improvement Area #1 will secure repayment of the Bonds. See “SECURITY FOR THE BONDS.” Projected phasing of improvement areas is subject to change.
NO DEALER, BROKER, SALESPERSON OR OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE CITY OR
THE UNDERWRITER TO GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, OTHER
THAN THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT, AND IF GIVEN OR MADE, SUCH OTHER
INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATIONS MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON AS HAVING BEEN
AUTHORIZED BY EITHER OF THE FOREGOING. THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT DOES NOT
CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY AND THERE SHALL
BE NO OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE OF THE BONDS BY ANY PERSON IN ANY JURISDICTION IN
WHICH IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR SUCH PERSON TO MAKE SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE.
THE UNDERWRITER HAS REVIEWED THE INFORMATION IN THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN
ACCORDANCE WITH, AND AS PART OF, ITS RESPONSIBILITIES TO INVESTORS UNDER THE UNITED
STATES FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS AS APPLIED TO THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS
TRANSACTION. THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN HAS BEEN FURNISHED BY THE CITY AND
OBTAINED FROM SOURCES, INCLUDING THE LANDOWNER, WHICH ARE BELIEVED BY THE CITY
AND THE UNDERWRITER TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED AS TO ACCURACY OR
COMPLETENESS, AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A REPRESENTATION OF THE UNDERWRITER.
THE INFORMATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF OPINION HEREIN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT
NOTICE, AND NEITHER THE DELIVERY OF THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT, NOR ANY SALE MADE
HEREUNDER, SHALL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CREATE ANY IMPLICATION THAT THERE
HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY OR THE LANDOWNER SINCE THE DATEHEREOF.
NEITHER THE CITY NOR THE UNDERWRITER MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION AS TO THE
ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE
DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY FOR USE IN THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT.
THE BONDS HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, NOR HAS THE
INDENTURE BEEN QUALIFIED UNDER THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939, IN RELIANCE UPON
EXEMPTIONS CONTAINED IN SUCH LAWS. THE REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION OF THE
BONDS UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH THEY MAY HAVE BEEN
REGISTERED OR QUALIFIED, IF ANY, SHALL NOT BE REGARDED AS A RECOMMENDATION
THEREOF. NONE OF SUCH JURISDICTIONS, OR ANY OF THEIR AGENCIES, HAVE PASSED UPON THE
MERITS OF THE BONDS OR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT.
CERTAIN STATEMENTS INCLUDED OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THIS OFFICIAL
STATEMENT CONSTITUTE “FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE
UNITED STATES PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995, SECTION 21E OF THE
UNITED STATES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 27A OF THE SECURITIES
ACT. SUCH STATEMENTS ARE GENERALLY IDENTIFIABLE BY THE TERMINOLOGY USED SUCH AS“PLAN,” “EXPECT,” “ESTIMATE,” “PROJECT,” “ANTICIPATE,” “BUDGET” OR OTHER SIMILAR
WORDS. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF CERTAIN RESULTS OR OTHER EXPECTATIONS CONTAINED IN
SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS,
UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE
OR ACHIEVEMENTS DESCRIBED TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS,
PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING
STATEMENTS. THE CITY DOES NOT PLAN TO ISSUE ANY UPDATES OR REVISIONS TO THOSE
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IF OR WHEN ANY OF ITS EXPECTATIONS OR EVENTS,
CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES ON WHICH SUCH STATEMENTS ARE BASED OCCUR, OTHER
THAN AS DESCRIBED UNDER “CONTINUING DISCLOSURE” HEREIN.
THE TRUSTEE HAS NOT PARTICIPATED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND
ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT OR THE RELATED TRANSACTIONS AND DOCUMENTS
OR FOR ANY FAILURE BY ANY PARTY TO DISCLOSE EVENTS THAT MAY HAVE OCCURRED AND
MAY AFFECT THE SIGNIFICANCE OR ACCURACY OF SUCH INFORMATION.
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION
PLAN OF FINANCE
DESCRIPTION OF THE BONDS
SECURITY FOR THE BONDS
Collection and Deposit of Assessments
Unconditional Levy of Assessments
Perfected Security Interest
Pledged Revenue Fund
Prepayment Reserve Account of the Reserve Fund