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Section 1: S-3ASR (S-3ASR)

S-3ASR
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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 20, 2017

Registration No. 333-          

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

THE GEO GROUP, INC.

SEE TABLE OF ADDITIONAL REGISTRANTS

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Florida

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

65-0043078

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

One Park Place, Suite 700

621 Northwest 53rd Street

Boca Raton, Florida 33487-8242

(561) 893-0101

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

John J. Bulfin, Esq.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

The GEO Group, Inc.

One Park Place, Suite 700

621 Northwest 53rd Street

Boca Raton, Florida 33487-8242

(561) 893-0101

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

With a copy to:

Stephen K. Roddenberry, Esq.

Esther L. Moreno, Esq.

Akerman LLP

Three Brickell City Centre

98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100

Miami, Florida 33131

(305) 374-5600

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after this registration statement becomes effective.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box:  ☐

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box:  ☒

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box:  ☒

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box:  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b- 2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer   ☐  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of each class of Securities to be registered (1)   Amount to be
registered (2)
 

  Proposed maximum  
offering price per

unit (3)

    Proposed maximum  
aggregate offering
price (3)
  Amount of
registration fee (4)

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

               

Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share

               

Debt Securities

               

Guarantees of Debt Securities(5)

               

Warrants

               

Units(6)

               

 

 

(1) This registration statement also covers common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities, warrants and units which may be issued in exchange for, or upon conversion of, as the case may be, the securities registered hereunder.
(2) An indeterminate number of shares of common stock, shares of preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities, warrants and units are being registered.
(3) The proposed maximum offering price per unit (a) has been omitted pursuant to Instruction II.E of Form S-3 and (b) will be determined, from time to time, by the registrant in connection with the issuance by the registrant of the securities registered hereunder.
(4) In accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act, the registrant is deferring payment of all of the registration fee.
(5) Guarantees of the debt securities may be issued by subsidiaries of The GEO Group, Inc. that are listed on the following page under the caption “Table of Additional Registrants.” Pursuant to Rule 457(n), no separate registration fee is payable in respect of the registration of the guarantees.
(6) Any securities registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder.

 

 

 


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Table of Additional Registrants

 

Exact Name of Subsidiary

   State or Other
Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or
Formation
   I.R.S.
Employer
Identification
Number

GEO RE Holdings LLC

   Delaware    65-0853089

Correctional Services Corporation, LLC

   Delaware    11-3182580

CPT Limited Partner, LLC

   Delaware    *

CPT Operating Partnership L.P.

   Delaware    *

Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC

   Delaware    *

Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC

   Delaware    *

GEO Holdings I, Inc.

   Delaware    56-2635779

GEO Acquisition II, Inc.

   Delaware    01-0882442

GEO Transport, Inc.

   Florida    56-2677868

Cornell Companies, Inc.

   Delaware    76-0433642

Cornell Corrections Management, LLC

   Delaware    74-2650655

CCG I, LLC

   Delaware    76-0544498

Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc.

   Alaska    76-0578707

Cornell Corrections of California, Inc.

   California    94-2411045

Cornell Corrections of Texas, Inc.

   Delaware    74-2650651

Cornell Corrections of Rhode Island, Inc.

   Delaware    74-2650654

Cornell Interventions, Inc.

   Illinois    74-2918981

Correctional Systems, LLC

   Delaware    33-0607766

Cornell Abraxas Group, Inc.

   Delaware    76-0545741

WBP Leasing, LLC

   Delaware    76-0546892

BII Holding Corporation

   Delaware    26-3064495

BII Holding I Corporation

   Delaware    26-3334669

Behavioral Holding Corp.

   Delaware    20-4244005

Behavioral Acquisition Corp.

   Delaware    22-3746193

B.I. Incorporated

   Colorado    84-0769926

MCF GP, LLC

   Delaware    *

GEO MCF LP, LLC

   Delaware    *

Municipal Corrections Finance, LP

   Delaware    **

GEO Leasing, LLC

   Florida    46-1288456

GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc.

   Florida    46-1972528

GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC

   Florida    46-1258100

GEO Reentry Services, LLC

   Florida    46-1260559

Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC

   Florida    46-1270920

Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC

   Delaware    46-1658344

Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC

   Delaware    46-1664300

Cornell Interventions OS, LLC

   Delaware    46-1679031

Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc.

   Florida    90-1031969

Correctional Properties, LLC

   Delaware    47-2920630

GEO/DEL/R/02, Inc.

   Delaware    **

GEO International Services, Inc.

   Delaware    47-3510903

GEO/DEL/T/02, Inc.

   Delaware    47-3516062

Highpoint Investments, LLC

   Delaware    *

GEO Reentry, Inc.

   Delaware    47-3703578

GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc.

   Alaska    47-2529590

GEO Care LLC

   Delaware    47-3529923

GEO CC1, Inc.

   Delaware    47-3543394

GEO Detention Services, Inc.

   Delaware    47-3556698

GEO CC3, Inc.

   Delaware    47-3573145

BI Mobile Breath, Inc.

   Delaware    27-1931247


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Exact Name of Subsidiary

   State or Other
Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or
Formation
   I.R.S.
Employer
Identification
Number

Clearstream Development LLC

   Delaware    82-1455265

GEO Operations, Inc.

   Florida    36-4868763

CEC Parent Holdings LLC

   Delaware    47-3464615

CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC

   Delaware    *

CCMAS LLC

   Delaware    32-0393183

Community Education Centers, Inc.

   Delaware    22-3457238

Minsec Companies, LLC

   Pennsylvania    20-4798404

Minsec Treatment, LLC

   Pennsylvania    20-8432898

CiviGenics, Inc.

   Massachusetts    04-3266429

CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC

   Wyoming    06-1531669

Broad Real Estate Holdings LLC

   Delaware    00-9577535

CiviGenics Management Services, LLC

   Massachusetts    04-3353973

CiviGenics-Texas, Inc.

   Texas    74-2870249

Fenton Security, LLC

   Pennsylvania    23-2216896

Secon, Inc.

   Massachusetts    04-3308048

ADAPPT, LLC

   Pennsylvania    23-2653056

Community Corrections, LLC

   Colorado    84-0984354

Arapahoe County Residential Center, LLC

   Colorado    84-1145631

CEC Staffing Solutions, LLC

   New Jersey    47-4539867

Community Alternatives

   Wyoming    06-1536351

 

* Not applicable as these entities are disregarded for Federal Income Tax Purposes
** None


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Prospectus

 

LOGO

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Debt Securities

Guarantees of Debt Securities

Warrants

Units

 

 

We may offer common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities, warrants and units from time to time in amounts, at prices and on terms that will be determined at the time of any such offering.

This prospectus describes the general terms of these securities and the general manner in which we will offer the securities. The specific terms of any securities we offer will be included in a supplement to this prospectus. The prospectus supplement will also describe the specific manner in which we will offer the securities. The prospectus supplements may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and any relevant prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus, as well as the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus, carefully before you invest. This prospectus may not be used to sell securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, under the symbol “GEO.” On October 19, 2017, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NYSE was $26.47 per share. We will make application to list any shares of common stock sold pursuant to a supplement to this prospectus on the NYSE. We have not determined whether we will list any of the other securities we may offer on any exchange or over-the-counter market. If we decide to seek the listing of any securities, the supplement will disclose the exchange or market.

We may offer securities through underwriting syndicates managed or co-managed by one or more underwriters, or directly to purchasers. The prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus for an offering of securities will describe in detail the plan of distribution for that offering. For general information about the distribution of securities offered, please see “Plan of Distribution” on page 34 of this prospectus.

Investing in these securities involves risks. You should carefully consider the risks incorporated by reference under the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus on page 7, our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and any applicable prospectus supplement.

Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

The date of this prospectus is October 20, 2017.


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

     1  

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     2  

PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

     6  

RISK FACTORS

     7  

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

     8  

USE OF PROCEEDS

     9  

DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

     10  

UNITED STATES FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS

     14  

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

     29  

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

     32  

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

     33  

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

     34  

LEGAL MATTERS

     36  

EXPERTS

     37  

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

     38  


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a Registration Statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, utilizing an “automatic shelf” registration process as a “well-known seasoned issuer,” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Under this shelf registration process, we may, from time to time, sell any combination of securities described in this prospectus in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering and the securities being offered. The prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read both this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement together with the additional information described below under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information.”

In this prospectus, unless the context otherwise requires or unless the applicable prospectus supplement otherwise indicates, all references to: (i) the “Company,” “The GEO Group, Inc.,” “GEO,” “we,” “us” and “our” mean The GEO Group, Inc., a Florida corporation, and all entities owned or controlled by The GEO Group, Inc., including our wholly-owned taxable subsidiaries; (ii) “securities” mean, collectively, shares of Common Stock, shares of Preferred Stock, Debt Securities, Guarantees of Debt Securities, Warrants and Units; (iii) “Common Stock” mean shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.01 per share; (iv) “Preferred Stock” mean shares of preferred stock of the Company, par value $0.01 per share; (v) “Debt Securities” mean the debt securities of the Company that may be offered and sold pursuant to the registration statement to which this prospectus relates; (vi) “Guarantees of Debt Securities” mean the guarantees of debt securities that may be issued by the subsidiaries of the Company listed in the “Table of Additional Registrants”, (vii) “Warrants” mean warrants to purchase securities of the Company that may be offered and sold pursuant to the registration statement to which this prospectus relates and (viii) “Units” mean units consisting of one or more of our Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Debt Securities, Guarantees of Debt Securities or Warrants of the Company that may be offered and sold pursuant to the registration statement to which this prospectus relates.

We prepare our financial statements in U.S. dollars and prepare our financial statements, including all of the financial statements incorporated by reference in this prospectus, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or “U.S. GAAP.” Our fiscal year ends on December 31. In this prospectus, except where otherwise indicated, references to “$” or “dollars” are to the lawful currency of the United States.

This prospectus contains summaries of certain provisions contained in some of the documents described herein. Please refer to the actual documents for complete information. All of the summaries are qualified in their entirety by the actual documents. Copies of the documents referred to herein have been filed or will be filed or incorporated by reference as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, and you may obtain copies of those documents as described below under “Where You Can Find More Information.”

We have not authorized any person to provide you with any information other than that contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus or any prospectus supplement or that is contained in any free writing prospectus issued by us. We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurances as to the reliability of, any other information that others may give you. The distribution of this prospectus and sale of the securities in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons in possession of this prospectus are required to inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. We are only offering the securities in states where offers are permitted. You should assume that the information appearing in this prospectus or in any prospectus supplement is accurate as of the date on the front cover of those documents only. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this prospectus constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are “forward-looking” statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “estimate” or “continue” or the negative of such words or variations of such words and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements and we can give no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, or “cautionary statements,” include, but are not limited to:

 

    if we fail to remain qualified as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), we will be subject to U.S. federal income tax as a regular corporation and could face a substantial tax liability, which would reduce the amount of cash available for distribution to our shareholders;

 

    qualifying as a REIT involves highly technical and complex provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”);

 

    complying with the REIT requirements may cause us to liquidate or forgo otherwise attractive opportunities;

 

    dividends payable by REITs do not qualify for the reduced tax rates available for some dividends;

 

    the REIT distribution requirements could adversely affect our ability to execute our business plan;

 

    our cash distributions are not guaranteed and may fluctuate;

 

    certain of our business activities may be subject to corporate level income tax and foreign taxes, which would reduce our cash flows, and may have potential deferred and contingent tax liabilities;

 

    the REIT ownership limitations in our charter may restrict or prevent you from engaging in certain transfers of our common stock;

 

    our use of taxable REIT subsidiaries (“TRSs”) may cause us to fail to qualify as a REIT;

 

    there are uncertainties relating to the special earnings and profits distribution;

 

    legislative or other actions affecting REITs could have a negative effect on us;

 

    we have limited experience operating as a REIT, which may adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations, cash flow, per share trading price of our common stock and ability to satisfy debt service obligations;

 

    our level of indebtedness could adversely affect our financial condition and prevent us from fulfilling our debt service obligations;

 

    we are incurring significant indebtedness in connection with substantial ongoing capital expenditures. Capital expenditures for existing and future projects may materially strain our liquidity;

 

    despite current indebtedness levels, we may still incur more indebtedness, which could further exacerbate the risks described in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 filed on February 27, 2017;

 

    the covenants in the indentures governing the 6.00% Senior Notes, the 5.125% Senior Notes, the 5.875% Senior Notes due 2022 and the 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024 and the covenants in our Senior Credit Facility impose significant operating and financial restrictions which may adversely affect our ability to operate our business;

 

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    servicing our indebtedness will require a significant amount of cash. Our ability to generate cash depends on many factors beyond our control and we may not be able to generate the cash required to service our indebtedness;

 

    because portions of our senior indebtedness have floating interest rates, a general increase in interest rates would adversely affect cash flows;

 

    we depend on distributions from our subsidiaries to make payments on our indebtedness. These distributions may not be made;

 

    we may not be able to satisfy our repurchase obligations in the event of a change of control because the terms of our indebtedness or lack of funds may prevent us from doing so;

 

    from time to time, we may not have a management contract with a client to operate existing beds at a facility or new beds at a facility that we are expanding and we cannot assure you that such a contract will be obtained. Failure to obtain a management contract for these beds will subject us to carrying costs with no corresponding management revenue;

 

    negative conditions in the capital markets could prevent us from obtaining financing, which could materially harm our business;

 

    we are subject to the loss of our facility management contracts, due to terminations, non-renewals or competitive re-bids, which could adversely affect our results of operations and liquidity, including our ability to secure new facility management contracts from other government customers;

 

    we may not be able to successfully identify, consummate or integrate acquisitions;

 

    as a result of our acquisitions, we have recorded and will continue to record a significant amount of goodwill and other intangible assets. In the future, our goodwill or other intangible assets may become impaired, which could result in material non-cash charges to our results of operations;

 

    our growth depends on our ability to secure contracts to develop and manage new correctional, detention and community based facilities and to secure contracts to provide electronic monitoring services, community-based re-entry services and monitoring and supervision services, the demand for which is outside our control;

 

    we may not be able to meet state requirements for capital investment or locate land for the development of new facilities, which could adversely affect our results of operations and future growth;

 

    we partner with a limited number of governmental customers who account for a significant portion of our revenues. The loss of, or a significant decrease in revenues from, these customers could seriously harm our financial condition and results of operations;

 

    a decrease in occupancy levels could cause a decrease in revenues and profitability;

 

    state budgetary constraints may have a material adverse impact on us;

 

    competition for contracts may adversely affect the profitability of our business;

 

    we are dependent on government appropriations, which may not be made on a timely basis or at all and may be adversely impacted by budgetary constraints at the federal, state, local and foreign government levels;

 

    public resistance to the use of public-private partnerships for correctional, detention and community based facilities could result in our inability to obtain new contracts or the loss of existing contracts, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations;

 

    operating youth services facilities poses certain unique or increased risks and difficulties compared to operating other facilities;

 

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    adverse publicity may negatively impact our ability to retain existing contracts and obtain new contracts;

 

    we may incur significant start-up and operating costs on new contracts before receiving related revenues, which may impact our cash flows and not be recouped;

 

    failure to comply with extensive government regulation and applicable contractual requirements could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations;

 

    we may face community opposition to facility location, which may adversely affect our ability to obtain new contracts;

 

    our business operations expose us to various liabilities for which we may not have adequate insurance and may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations;

 

    we may not be able to obtain or maintain the insurance levels required by our government contracts;

 

    our international operations expose us to risks which could materially adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations;

 

    we conduct certain of our operations through joint ventures or consortiums, which may lead to disagreements with our joint venture partners or business partners and adversely affect our interest in the joint ventures or consortiums;

 

    we are dependent upon our senior management and our ability to attract and retain sufficient qualified personnel;

 

    our profitability may be materially adversely affected by inflation;

 

    various risks associated with the ownership of real estate may increase costs, expose us to uninsured losses and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations;

 

    risks related to facility construction and development activities may increase our costs related to such activities;

 

    the rising cost and increasing difficulty of obtaining adequate levels of surety credit on favorable terms could adversely affect our operating results;

 

    adverse developments in our relationship with our employees could adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations;

 

    technological changes could cause our electronic monitoring products and technology to become obsolete or require the redesign of our electronic monitoring products, which could have a material adverse effect on our business;

 

    any negative changes in the level of acceptance of or resistance to the use of electronic monitoring products and services by governmental customers could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations;

 

    we depend on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply quality infrastructure components for our electronic monitoring products. If our suppliers cannot provide the components or services we require and with such quality as we expect, our ability to market and sell our electronic monitoring products and services could be harmed;

 

    the interruption, delay or failure of the provision of our services or information systems could adversely affect our business;

 

    an inability to acquire, protect or maintain our intellectual property and patents in the electronic monitoring space could harm our ability to compete or grow;

 

    our electronic monitoring products could infringe on the intellectual property rights of others, which may lead to litigation that could itself be costly, could result in the payment of substantial damages or royalties, and/or prevent us from using technology that is essential to our products;

 

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    we license intellectual property rights in the electronic monitoring space, including patents, from third party owners. If such owners do not properly maintain or enforce the intellectual property underlying such licenses, our competitive position and business prospects could be harmed. Our licensors may also seek to terminate our license;

 

    we may be subject to costly product liability claims from the use of our electronic monitoring products, which could damage our reputation, impair the marketability of our products and services and force us to pay costs and damages that may not be covered by adequate insurance;

 

    the market price of our common stock may vary substantially;

 

    future sales of shares of our common stock could adversely affect the market price of our common stock and may be dilutive to current shareholders;

 

    various anti-takeover protections applicable to us may make an acquisition of us more difficult and reduce the market value of our common stock;

 

    failure to maintain effective internal controls in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 could have an adverse effect on our business and the trading price of our common stock; and

 

    we may issue additional debt securities that could limit our operating flexibility and negatively affect the value of our common stock.

We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this prospectus or the documents incorporated by reference herein. It is not complete and may not contain all of the information that you should consider before investing in these securities. You should carefully read the entire prospectus, including the “Risk Factors” section, the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and any prospectus supplement.

The following summary highlights selected information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and does not contain all of the information that may be important to you. You should carefully read this entire prospectus and any prospectus supplement, including the financial statements and related notes and the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, before making a decision to invest in the securities.

The GEO Group, Inc.

Overview

We are a fully-integrated real estate investment trust (“REIT”) specializing in the ownership, leasing and management of correctional, detention and reentry facilities and the provision of community-based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. We own, lease and operate a broad range of correctional and detention facilities including maximum, medium and minimum security prisons, immigration detention centers, minimum security detention centers, as well as community based reentry facilities. We develop new facilities based on contract awards, using our project development expertise and experience to design, construct and finance what we believe are state-of-the-art facilities that maximize security and efficiency. We provide innovative compliance technologies, industry-leading monitoring services, and evidence-based supervision and treatment programs for community-based parolees, probationers and pretrial defendants. We also provide secure transportation services for offender and detainee populations as contracted domestically and in the United Kingdom through our joint venture, GEO Amey PECS Ltd., which we refer to as GEOAmey.

At June 30, 2017, our worldwide operations include the management and/or ownership of approximately 100,000 beds at 143 correctional, detention and reentry facilities, including idle facilities, projects under development and recently awarded contracts, and also include the provision of community supervision services for more than 185,000 offenders and pre-trial defendants, including approximately 100,000 individuals through an array of technology products including radio frequency, GPS, and alcohol monitoring devices.

Corporate Information

Our business was founded in 1984 as a division of The Wackenhut Corporation, or TWC, a multinational provider of global security services. We were incorporated in 1988 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TWC. In July 1994, we became a publicly-traded company. In 2002, TWC was acquired by Group 4 Falck A/S, which became our new parent company. In July 2003, we purchased all of our common stock owned by Group 4 Falck A/S and became an independent company. In November 2003, we changed our corporate name to “The GEO Group, Inc.” On June 27, 2014, as part of the plan to reorganize the business operations of The GEO Group, Inc. so that it could qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes, The GEO Group, Inc. merged with and into its wholly-owned subsidiary, The GEO Group REIT, Inc., a Florida corporation, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated March 21, 2014 (the “Merger Agreement”), with The GEO Group REIT, Inc. surviving the merger. The merger was approved by the shareholders of The GEO Group, Inc. at a special meeting of shareholders held on May 2, 2014. At 4:10 p.m. on June 27, 2014, the effective time of the merger, The GEO Group REIT, Inc. was renamed “The GEO Group, Inc.” and succeeded to and began conducting, directly or indirectly, all of the business conducted by The GEO Group, Inc. immediately prior to the merger. We currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GEO.”

Our principal executive offices are located at One Park Place, Suite 700, 621 Northwest 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 and our telephone number is (866) 301-4GEO (4436). We also maintain a website at www.geogroup.com where general information about the Company is available. The information contained on or accessible through GEO’s website is not part of this prospectus, other than the documents that GEO files with the SEC that are expressly incorporated by reference into this prospectus. See “Where You Can Find More Information.”

The Offering

Under this prospectus, GEO may offer and sell to the public in one or more series or issuances common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities, warrants and units.

 

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RISK FACTORS

An investment in our securities involves risks. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risks described in our filings with the SEC referred to under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information,” including the risks discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” incorporated by reference herein from our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, as updated by annual, quarterly and other reports and documents we file with the SEC thereafter. Additional risk factors will be included in a prospectus supplement relating to a particular series or offering of securities.

 

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RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

The following table sets forth our ratio of earnings to fixed charges for the periods indicated:

 

     Fiscal Year Ended      Six Months Ended  
     December 31,
2012
     December 31,
2013
     December 31,
2014
     December 31,
2015
     December 31,
2016
     June 30,
2016
     June 30,
2017
 

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

     1.9x        1.8x        2.5x        1.9x        2.0x        1.7x        2.0x  

The ratio of earnings to fixed charges is calculated by dividing earnings, as defined, by fixed charges, as defined. For this purpose, “earnings” consist of income before income taxes, equity in earnings of affiliates, and discontinued operations, plus fixed charges less interest capitalized and plus the distributed income of affiliates. Amortization of capitalized interest is not significant for any of the periods presented. “Fixed Charges” consist of interest expensed and capitalized (which includes amortization of premiums, discounts and capitalized expenses related to our indebtedness), and an estimate of the interest within rental expense. We did not have any preferred stock outstanding for the periods presented, and therefore the ratios of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends would be the same as the ratios of earnings to fixed charges presented above.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless we inform you otherwise in a prospectus supplement or a free writing prospectus, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities under this prospectus for general corporate purposes. General corporate purposes may include any of the following:

 

    providing working capital;

 

    funding capital expenditures;

 

    paying for possible acquisitions or business expansion;

 

    debt service requirements and repaying debt;

 

    repurchases of shares of our common stock; or

 

    investing in or lending money to our subsidiaries.

When a particular series of securities is offered, the prospectus supplement relating to that offer will set forth our intended use for the proceeds we receive from the sale of those securities. Pending the application of the net proceeds, we may invest the proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing instruments or other investment-grade securities.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

The following summarizes the material terms of GEO’s common stock and undesignated preferred stock as set forth in GEO’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Amended Articles”) and its Amended and Restated Bylaws, as amended (the “Amended Bylaws”), which govern the rights of GEO’s common stock. The following description of GEO capital stock is summarized from GEO’s Amended Articles and Amended Bylaws which have been publicly filed with the SEC. See “Where You Can Find More Information.”

Authorized Capital

The Amended Articles authorize GEO to issue up to 217,500,000 shares of capital stock, consisting of 187,500,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and 30,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share.

Common Stock

As of October 16, 2017, 124,066,767 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding. Under the Florida Business Corporation Act, shareholders generally are not personally liable for a corporation’s acts or debts.

Voting Rights. With respect to all matters upon which shareholders are entitled to vote, the holders of common stock are entitled to one vote in person or by proxy for each share of common stock outstanding in the name of such shareholders on the record of shareholders. Generally, all matters to be voted on by shareholders must be approved by a majority (or by a plurality in the case of election of directors where the number of candidates nominated for election exceeds the number of directors to be elected) of the votes entitled to be cast by all shares of common stock present in person or by proxy.

Dividends. Subject to applicable law and rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of preferred stock or any class or series of stock having a preference over common stock with respect to the payment of dividends, dividends may be declared and paid on the common stock from time to time and in amounts as the board of directors may determine. We commenced declaring regular quarterly distributions beginning the first quarter of 2013. The amount, timing and frequency of dividends, however will be at the sole discretion of the board of directors based upon various factors.

Liquidation Rights. Upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of GEO, whether voluntary or involuntary, the holders of common stock will be entitled to share ratably in all assets available for distribution after payment in full to creditors and payment in full to holders of preferred stock then outstanding of any amount required to be paid to them. Neither the merger, consolidation or business combination of GEO with or into any other entity in which our shareholders receive capital stock and/or other securities (including debt securities) of the surviving entity (or the direct or indirect parent entity thereof), nor the sale, lease or transfer by us of any part of our business and assets, nor the reduction of our capital stock, will be deemed to be a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up.

Other Provisions. The holders of common stock have no preemptive, subscription or redemption rights and are not entitled to the benefit of any sinking fund.

GEO is not permitted to subdivide, combine, or pay or declare any stock dividend on, the outstanding shares of common stock unless all outstanding shares of common stock are subdivided or combined or the holders of common stock receive a proportionate dividend.

Preferred Stock

Pursuant to the Amended Articles, the board of directors is empowered, without any approval of our shareholders, to issue shares of preferred stock in one or more series, to establish the number of shares in each series, and to fix the relative rights, preferences, powers, qualifications, limitations and restrictions of each such series. The specific matters that may be determined by the board of directors include:

 

    whether the shares of the series are redeemable, and if so, the prices at which, and the terms and conditions on which, the shares may be redeemed, including the date or dates upon or after which the shares shall be redeemable and the amount per share payable in case of redemption;

 

    whether shares of the series will be entitled to receive distributions and, if so, the distribution rate on the shares, any restriction, limitation or condition upon the payment of the distributions, whether distributions will be cumulative, and the dates on which distributions are payable;

 

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    any preferential amount payable upon shares of the series in the event of voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of GEO;

 

    whether the shares of the series are convertible, or exchangeable for, shares of any other class or classes of stock or of any other series of stock, or any other securities of GEO, and if so, the terms and conditions of such conversion or exchange, including price or rates of conversion at which, and the terms and conditions on which, the shares of the series may be converted or exchanged into other securities;

 

    terms and conditions of retirement or sinking fund provisions, if any, for the purchase or redemption of shares of the series;

 

    the distinctive designation of each series and the number of shares that will constitute the series;

 

    the voting power, if any, of shares of the series; and

 

    any other relative rights, preferences or limitations.

Currently, there are no shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding.

Because the board of directors will have the power to establish the preferences and rights of each series of preferred stock, it may afford the shareholders of any series of preferred stock preferences, powers and rights senior to the rights of holders of shares of common stock which could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of GEO.

Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer

To facilitate compliance with the REIT rules in the Code, the Amended Articles contain standard REIT restrictions on stock ownership and stock transfers.

All certificates representing shares of capital stock, if any, will bear legends describing the ownership and transfer restrictions. Further, these ownership and transfer restrictions could delay, defer or prevent a transaction or a change in control that might involve a premium price for the common stock or otherwise be in the best interest of the shareholders.

For us to qualify as a REIT under the Code, GEO stock must be beneficially owned by 100 or more persons during at least 335 days of a taxable year of 12 months or during a proportionate part of a shorter taxable year (other than the first year for which an election to be a REIT has been made). Also, not more than 50% of the value of the outstanding shares of GEO stock may be owned, directly or indirectly, by five or fewer “individuals” (as defined in the Code to include certain entities such as private foundations) during the last half of a taxable year (other than the first taxable year for which an election to be a REIT has been made). To satisfy these ownership requirements and other requirements for continued qualification as a REIT and to otherwise protect us from the consequences of a concentration of ownership among GEO’s shareholders, the Amended Articles contain provisions restricting the ownership or transfer of shares of GEO stock.

The relevant sections of the Amended Articles provide that, subject to the exceptions and the constructive ownership rules described below, no person (as defined in the Amended Articles) may beneficially or constructively own more than 9.8% in value of the aggregate of GEO’s outstanding shares of stock, including GEO’s common stock and preferred stock, or more than 9.8% in value or in number of shares (whichever is more restrictive) of any class or series of outstanding GEO stock. We refer to these restrictions as the “ownership limits.”

The applicable constructive ownership rules under the Code are complex and may cause stock owned actually or constructively by a group of related individuals and/or entities to be treated as owned by one individual or entity. As a result, the acquisition of less than 9.8% in value or number of shares of GEO’s outstanding stock or any class or series of GEO capital stock (including through the acquisition of an interest in an entity that owns, actually or constructively, any class or series of GEO stock) by an individual or entity could nevertheless cause that individual or entity, or another individual or entity, to own, constructively or beneficially, in excess of 9.8% in value or number of shares of GEO’s outstanding stock or any class or series of GEO capital stock.

In addition to the ownership limits, the Amended Articles prohibit any person from actually or constructively owning shares of GEO stock to the extent that such ownership would cause any of our income that would otherwise qualify as “rents from real property” for purposes of section 856(d) of the Code to fail to qualify as such.

 

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GEO’s board of directors may, in its sole discretion, exempt a person from the ownership limits and certain other limits on ownership and transfer of GEO stock described above, and may establish a different limit on ownership for any such person. However, the board of directors may not exempt any person whose ownership of outstanding stock in violation of these limits would result in our failing to qualify as a REIT. In order to be considered by the board of directors for exemption or a different limit on ownership, a person must make such representations and undertakings as are reasonably necessary to ascertain that such person’s beneficial or constructive ownership of GEO stock will not now or in the future jeopardize our ability to qualify as a REIT under the Code and must agree that any violation or attempted violation of such representations or undertakings (or other action that is contrary to the ownership limits and certain other REIT limits on ownership and transfer of GEO stock described above) will result in the shares of stock being automatically transferred to a trust as described below. As a condition of its waiver, the board of directors may require an opinion of counsel or Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) ruling satisfactory to the board of directors with respect to our qualification as a REIT and may impose such other conditions as it deems appropriate in connection with the granting of the exemption or a different limit on ownership.

In connection with the waiver of the ownership limits or at any other time, the board of directors may from time to time increase the ownership limits for one or more persons and decrease the ownership limits for all other persons; provided that the new ownership limits may not, after giving effect to such increase and under certain assumptions stated in the Amended Articles, result in us being “closely held” within the meaning of section 856(h) of the Code (without regard to whether the ownership interests are held during the last half of a taxable year). Reduced ownership limits will not apply to any person whose percentage ownership of GEO’s total shares of stock or of the shares of a class or series of GEO stock, as applicable, is in excess of such decreased ownership limits until such time as such person’s percentage of total shares of stock or of the shares of a class or series of stock, as applicable, equals or falls below the decreased ownership limits, but any further acquisition of GEO’s shares of stock or of the shares of a class or series of GEO stock, as applicable, in excess of such percentage ownership of shares of stock or of a class or series of stock will be in violation of the ownership limits.

The Amended Articles further prohibit:

 

    any person from transferring shares of GEO stock if such transfer would result in shares of GEO stock being beneficially owned by fewer than 100 persons (determined without reference to any rules of attribution); and

 

    any person from beneficially or constructively owning shares of GEO stock if such ownership would result in our failing to qualify as a REIT.

The foregoing provisions on transferability and ownership will not apply if the board of directors determines that it is no longer in our best interests to attempt to qualify, or to continue to qualify, as a REIT.

Any person who acquires or attempts or intends to acquire beneficial or constructive ownership of shares of GEO stock that will or may violate the foregoing restrictions on transferability and ownership will be required to give notice to us immediately (or, in the case of a proposed or attempted transaction, at least 15 days prior to such transaction) and provide us with such other information as we may request in order to determine the effect, if any, of such transfer on our qualification as a REIT.

Pursuant to the Amended Articles, if there is any purported transfer of GEO stock or other event or change of circumstances that, if effective or otherwise, would violate any of the restrictions described above, then the number of shares causing the violation (rounded up to the nearest whole share) will be automatically transferred to a trust for the exclusive benefit of a designated charitable beneficiary, except that any transfer that results in the violation of the restriction relating to GEO stock being beneficially owned by fewer than 100 persons will be automatically void and of no force or effect. The automatic transfer will be effective as of the close of business on the business day prior to the date of the purported transfer or other event or change of circumstances that requires the transfer to the trust. We refer below to the person that would have owned the shares if they had not been transferred to the trust as the purported transferee. Any ordinary dividend paid to the purported transferee, prior to our discovery that the shares had been automatically transferred to a trust as described above, must be repaid to the trustee upon demand. The Amended Articles also provide for adjustments to the entitlement to receive extraordinary dividends and other distributions as between the purported transferee and the trust. If the transfer to the trust as described above is not automatically effective, for any reason, to prevent violation of the applicable restriction contained in the Amended Articles, then the transfer of the excess shares will be automatically void and of no force or effect.

Shares of GEO stock transferred to the trustee are deemed to be offered for sale to us or our designee at a price per share equal to the lesser of (i) the price per share in the transaction that resulted in such transfer to the trust or, if the purported transferee did not give value for the shares in connection with the event causing the shares to be held in trust (e.g., in the case of a gift, devise or other such transaction), the market price at the time of such event and (ii) the market price on the date we accept, or our designee accepts, such offer. We have the right to accept such offer until the trustee has sold the shares of GEO stock held in the trust pursuant

 

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to the clauses discussed below. Upon a sale to us, the interest of the charitable beneficiary in the shares sold terminates and the trustee must distribute the net proceeds of the sale to the purported transferee, except that the trustee may reduce the amount payable to the purported transferee by the amount of any ordinary dividends that we paid to the purported transferee prior to our discovery that the shares had been transferred to the trust and that is owed by the purported transferee to the trustee as described above. Any net sales proceeds in excess of the amount payable to the purported transferee shall be immediately paid to the charitable beneficiary, and any ordinary dividends held by the trustee with respect to such stock will be paid to the charitable beneficiary.

If we do not buy the shares, the trustee must, as soon as reasonably practicable (and, if the shares are listed on a national securities exchange, within 20 days) after receiving notice from us of the transfer of shares to the trust, sell the shares to a person or entity who could own the shares without violating the restrictions described above. Upon such a sale, the trustee must distribute to the purported transferee an amount equal to the lesser of (i) the price paid by the purported transferee for the shares or, if the purported transferee did not give value for the shares in connection with the event causing the shares to be held in trust (e.g., in the case of a gift, devise or other such transaction), the market price of the shares on the day of the event causing the shares to be held in the trust, and (ii) the sales proceeds (net of commissions and other expenses of sale) received by the trustee for the shares. The trustee may reduce the amount payable to the purported transferee by the amount of any ordinary dividends that we paid to the purported transferee before our discovery that the shares had been transferred to the trust and that is owed by the purported transferee to the trustee as described above. Any net sales proceeds in excess of the amount payable to the purported transferee will be immediately paid to the charitable beneficiary, together with any ordinary dividends held by the trustee with respect to such stock. In addition, if prior to discovery by us that shares of common stock have been transferred to a trust, such shares of stock are sold by a purported transferee, then such shares will be deemed to have been sold on behalf of the trust and, to the extent that the purported transferee received an amount for or in respect of such shares that exceeds the amount that such purported transferee was entitled to receive as described above, such excess amount shall be paid to the trustee upon demand. The purported transferee has no rights in the shares held by the trustee.

The trustee will be indemnified by us or from the proceeds of sales of stock in the trust for its costs and expenses reasonably incurred in connection with conducting its duties and satisfying its obligations under the Amended Articles. The trustee will also be entitled to reasonable compensation for services provided as determined by agreement between the trustee and the board of directors, which compensation may be funded by us or the trust. If we pay any such indemnification or compensation, we are entitled on a first priority basis (subject to the trustee’s indemnification and compensation rights) to be reimbursed from the trust. To the extent the trust funds any such indemnification and compensation, the amounts available for payment to a purported transferee (or the charitable beneficiary) would be reduced.

The trustee will be designated by us and must be unaffiliated with us and with any purported transferee. Prior to the sale of any shares by the trust, the trustee will receive, in trust for the beneficiary, all distributions paid by us with respect to the shares, and may also exercise all voting rights with respect to the shares.

Subject to the Florida Business Corporation Act, effective as of the date that the shares have been transferred to the trust, the trustee will have the authority, at the trustee’s sole discretion:

 

    to rescind as void any vote cast by a purported transferee prior to our discovery that the shares have been transferred to the trust; and

 

    to recast the vote in accordance with the desires of the trustee acting for the benefit of the charitable beneficiary of the trust.

However, if we have already taken corporate action, then the trustee may not rescind and recast the vote.

In addition, if the board of directors determines that a proposed or purported transfer would violate the restrictions on ownership and transfer of GEO stock set forth in the Amended Articles, the board of directors may take such action as it deems advisable to refuse to give effect to or to prevent such violation, including but not limited to, causing us to repurchase shares of GEO stock, refusing to give effect to the transfer on our books or instituting proceedings to enjoin the transfer.

Within 30 days after the end of each REIT taxable year, every owner of 5% or more (or such lower percentage as required by the Code or the Treasury regulations thereunder) of the outstanding shares of any class or series of GEO stock, must, upon request, provide us written notice of the person’s name and address, the number of shares of each class and series of GEO stock that the person beneficially owns and a description of the manner in which the shares are held. Each such owner must also provide us with such additional information as we may request in order to determine the effect, if any, of such owner’s beneficial ownership on our qualification as a REIT and to ensure compliance with the ownership limits. In addition, each beneficial owner or constructive owner of GEO stock, and any person (including the shareholder of record) who is holding shares of GEO stock for a beneficial owner or constructive owner will, upon demand, be required to provide us with such information as we may request in good faith in order to determine our qualification as a REIT and to comply with the requirements of any taxing authority or governmental authority or to determine such compliance.

 

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Transfer Agent and Registrar

The transfer agent and registrar for GEO’s common stock is Computershare, telephone number (800) 522-6645.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS

The following is a summary of the U.S. federal income tax considerations generally applicable to an investment in our common stock. Supplemental U.S. federal income tax considerations relevant to the ownership of the other securities offered by this prospectus may be provided in the prospectus supplement that relates to those securities. For purposes of this section under the heading “United States Federal Income Tax Considerations,” references to “The GEO Group, Inc.,” “we,” “our” and “us” mean only The GEO Group, Inc. and not its subsidiaries or other lower-tier entities, except as otherwise indicated, and references to “tenants” are to persons who are treated as lessees of real property for purposes of the REIT requirements including, in general, persons who are referred to as “customers” elsewhere in this prospectus. This summary is based upon the Code, the regulations promulgated by the Treasury, rulings and other administrative pronouncements issued by the IRS, and judicial decisions, all as currently in effect, and all of which are subject to differing interpretations or to change, possibly with retroactive effect. No assurance can be given that the IRS would not assert, or that a court would not sustain, a position contrary to any of the tax consequences described below. The summary is also based upon the assumption that we and our subsidiaries and affiliated entities will operate in accordance with our and their applicable organizational documents. This summary is for general information only and is not tax advice. It does not discuss any state, local or non-U.S. tax consequences relevant to us or an investment in our common stock. The Code provisions governing the U.S. federal income tax treatment of REITs and their shareholders are highly technical and complex, and this summary is qualified in its entirety by the express language of applicable Code provisions, the Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder, and administrative and judicial interpretations thereof. Moreover, this summary does not purport to discuss all aspects of U.S. federal income taxation that may be important to a particular investor in light of its investment or tax circumstances, or to investors subject to special tax rules, such as:

 

    financial institutions;

 

    insurance companies;

 

    broker-dealers;

 

    regulated investment companies;

 

    partnerships, other pass-through entities and trusts;

 

    persons who hold our stock on behalf of other persons as nominees;

 

    persons who receive our stock through the issuance of restricted stock pursuant to our equity incentive plan;

 

    persons holding our stock as part of a “straddle,” “hedge,” “conversion transaction,” “synthetic security” or other integrated investment;

and, except to the extent discussed below:

 

    tax-exempt organizations; and

 

    foreign investors.

This summary assumes that investors will hold their common stock as a capital asset, which generally means as property held for investment.

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be available. In addition, the tax consequences to any particular stockholder of holding our common stock will depend on the stockholder’s particular tax circumstances. You are urged to consult your tax advisor regarding the U.S. federal, state, local, and foreign income and other tax consequences to you in light of your particular investment or tax circumstances of acquiring, holding, exchanging, or otherwise disposing of our common stock.

Taxation of The GEO Group, Inc.

We elected to be taxed as a REIT commencing with our taxable year ended December 31, 2013. We believe that we have been organized and have operated in such a manner as to qualify as a REIT under the applicable provisions of the Code commencing with our taxable year ended December 31, 2013. We currently intend to continue to be organized and to operate in this manner.

The law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (“Skadden”) has acted as our special REIT tax counsel in connection with our election to be taxed as a REIT. We have received an opinion of Skadden to the effect that we have been organized and have operated in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code commencing with our taxable year ended December 31, 2013, and that our actual and proposed method of operation has enabled and will enable us to continue to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT. It must be emphasized that the opinion of Skadden is based on various assumptions relating to our organization and operation, and is conditioned upon fact-based representations and covenants made by our management regarding our organization, assets, and income, and the present and future conduct of our business operations. While we intend to operate so that we will continue to qualify as a REIT, given the highly complex nature of the rules governing REITs, the ongoing importance of factual determinations, and the possibility of future changes in our circumstances, no assurance can be given by Skadden or by us that we will qualify as a REIT for any particular year. The opinion is expressed as of the date issued. Skadden will have no obligation to advise us or our stockholders of any subsequent change in the matters stated, represented or assumed, or of any subsequent change in the applicable law. You should be aware that opinions of counsel are not binding on the IRS, and no assurance can be given that the IRS will not challenge the conclusions set forth in such opinions.

Qualification and taxation as a REIT depend on our ability to meet on a continuing basis, through actual operating results, distribution levels, and diversity of stock ownership, various qualification requirements imposed upon REITs by the Code, the compliance with which will not be reviewed by Skadden. In addition, our ability to qualify as a REIT depends in part upon the operating results, organizational structure and entity classification for U.S. federal income tax purposes of certain affiliated entities, the status of which may not have been reviewed by Skadden. Our ability to qualify as a REIT also requires that we satisfy certain asset tests, some of which depend upon the fair market values of assets that we own directly or indirectly. Such values may not be susceptible to a precise determination. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that the actual results of our operations for any taxable year will satisfy such requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT.

We have received a private letter ruling from the IRS with respect to certain issues relevant to our qualification as a REIT. Although we may generally rely upon the ruling, no assurance can be given that the IRS will not challenge our qualification as a REIT on the basis of other issues or facts outside the scope of the ruling.

Taxation of REITs in General

As indicated above, our qualification and taxation as a REIT depends upon our ability to meet, on a continuing basis, various qualification requirements imposed upon REITs by the Code. The material qualification requirements are summarized below under “—Requirements for Qualification—General.” While we intend to operate so that we qualify as a REIT, no assurance can be given that the IRS will not challenge our qualification or that we will be able to operate in accordance with the REIT requirements in the future. See “—Failure to Qualify.”

Provided that we qualify as a REIT, we will generally be entitled to a deduction for dividends that we pay and therefore will not be subject to U.S. federal corporate income tax on our net income that is distributed to our stockholders. This treatment substantially eliminates the “double taxation” at the corporate and stockholder levels that generally results from investment in a corporation. In general, the income that we generate is taxed only at the stockholder level upon a distribution of dividends to our stockholders.

Most U.S. stockholders that are individuals, trusts or estates are taxed on corporate dividends at a reduced maximum rate. With limited exceptions, however, dividends from us or from other entities that are taxed as REITs are generally not eligible for the reduced rates and are taxed at rates applicable to ordinary income. See “—Taxation of Stockholders—Taxation of Taxable U.S. Stockholders—Distributions.”

 

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Net operating losses (“NOLs”), foreign tax credits and other tax attributes generally do not pass through to our stockholders, subject to special rules for certain items such as the capital gains that we recognize. See “—Taxation of Stockholders—Taxation of Taxable U.S. Stockholders—Distributions.”

Even if we qualify as a REIT, we will nonetheless be subject to U.S. federal tax in the following circumstances:

 

    We will be taxed at regular corporate rates on any undistributed net taxable income, including undistributed net capital gains.

 

    We may be subject to the “alternative minimum tax” on our items of tax preference, including any deductions of NOLs.

 

    If we have net income from prohibited transactions, which are, in general, sales or other dispositions of inventory or property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business, other than foreclosure property, such income will be subject to a 100% tax. See “—Prohibited Transactions” and “—Foreclosure Property” below.

 

    If we elect to treat property that we acquire in connection with a foreclosure of a mortgage loan or certain leasehold terminations as “foreclosure property,” we may thereby avoid the 100% tax on gain from a resale of that property (if the sale would otherwise constitute a prohibited transaction), but the income from the sale or operation of the property may be subject to corporate income tax at the highest applicable rate.

 

    If we fail to satisfy the 75% gross income test or the 95% gross income test, as discussed below, but nonetheless maintain our qualification as a REIT because we satisfy other requirements, we will be subject to a 100% tax on an amount based on the magnitude of the failure, as adjusted to reflect the profit margin associated with our gross income.

 

    If we violate the asset tests (other than certain de minimis violations) or other requirements applicable to REITs, as described below, and yet maintain our qualification as a REIT because there is reasonable cause for the failure and other applicable requirements are met, we may be subject to a penalty tax. In that case, the amount of the penalty tax will be at least $50,000 per failure, and, in the case of certain asset test failures, will be determined as the amount of net income generated by the nonqualifying assets in question multiplied by the highest corporate tax rate if that amount exceeds $50,000 per failure.

 

    If we fail to distribute during each calendar year at least the sum of (i) 85% of our REIT ordinary income for such year, (ii) 95% of our REIT capital gain net income for such year and (iii) any undistributed net taxable income from prior periods, we will be subject to a nondeductible 4% excise tax on the excess of the required distribution over the sum of (a) the amounts that we actually distributed and (b) the amounts we retained and upon which we paid income tax at the corporate level.

 

    We may be required to pay monetary penalties to the IRS in certain circumstances, including if we fail to meet record-keeping requirements intended to monitor our compliance with rules relating to the composition of a REIT’s stockholders, as described below in “—Requirements for Qualification—General.”

 

    A 100% tax may be imposed on transactions between us and a taxable REIT subsidiary (“TRS”) that do not reflect arm’s length terms.

 

    If we dispose of an asset that was deemed acquired by us upon our conversion from a subchapter C corporation to a REIT during our first five years as a REIT, we will be subject to a federal corporate level tax at the highest regular corporate rate on the gain recognized from such sale, up to the amount of the built-in gain that existed on January 1, 2013, which is based on the fair market value of such asset in excess of our tax basis in such asset as of January 1, 2013.

 

    If we acquire appreciated assets from a corporation that is not a REIT (i.e., a corporation taxable under subchapter C of the Code) in a transaction in which the adjusted tax basis of the assets in our hands is determined by reference to the adjusted tax basis of the assets in the hands of the subchapter C corporation, we may be subject to tax on such appreciation at the highest corporate income tax rate then applicable if we subsequently recognize gain on a disposition of any such assets during the five-year period following their acquisition from the subchapter C corporation.

 

    The earnings of our TRSs will generally be subject to U.S. federal corporate income tax.

 

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In addition, we and our subsidiaries may be subject to a variety of other taxes, including payroll taxes and state, local, and foreign income, property, gross receipts and other taxes on our assets and operations. We could also be subject to tax in situations and on transactions not presently contemplated.

Requirements for Qualification—General

The Code defines a REIT as a corporation, trust or association:

 

  1) that is managed by one or more trustees or directors;

 

  2) the beneficial ownership of which is evidenced by transferable shares or by transferable certificates of beneficial interest;

 

  3) that would be taxable as a domestic corporation but for its election to be subject to tax as a REIT;

 

  4) that is neither a financial institution nor an insurance company subject to specific provisions of the Code;

 

  5) the beneficial ownership of which is held by 100 or more persons;

 

  6) in which, during the last half of each taxable year, not more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock is owned, directly or indirectly, by five or fewer “individuals” (as defined in the Code to include specified tax-exempt entities);

 

  7) that meets other tests described below, including with respect to the nature of its income and assets; and

 

  8) that makes an election to be a REIT for the current taxable year or has made such an election for a previous taxable year that has not been terminated or revoked.

The Code provides that conditions (1) through (4) must be met during the entire taxable year, and that condition (5) must be met during at least 335 days of a taxable year of 12 months, or during a proportionate part of a shorter taxable year. Conditions (5) and (6) need not be met during a corporation’s initial taxable year as a REIT (which, in our case, was 2013). Our charter contains restrictions regarding the ownership and transfers of our stock, which are intended to assist us in satisfying the stock ownership requirements described in conditions (5) and (6) above. If we fail to satisfy these stock ownership requirements, except as provided in the next sentence, our status as a REIT will terminate. If, however, we comply with the rules contained in applicable Treasury regulations that require us to ascertain the actual ownership of our shares and we do not know, or would not have known through the exercise of reasonable diligence, that we failed to meet the requirement described in condition (6) above, we will be treated as having met this requirement.

To monitor compliance with the stock ownership requirements, we generally are required to maintain records regarding the actual ownership of our stock. To do so, we must demand written statements each year from the record holders of significant percentages of our stock pursuant to which the record holders must disclose the actual owners of the stock (i.e., the persons required to include our dividends in their gross income). We must maintain a list of those persons failing or refusing to comply with this demand as part of our records. We could be subject to monetary penalties if we fail to comply with these record-keeping requirements. If you fail or refuse to comply with the demands, you will be required by Treasury regulations to submit a statement with your tax return disclosing the actual ownership of the stock and other information.

In addition, a corporation generally may not elect to become a REIT unless its taxable year is the calendar year. We adopted December 31 as our year-end commencing with the taxable year ended December 31, 2012, and thereby satisfy this requirement.

The Code provides relief from violations of the REIT gross income requirements (as described below in “—Income Tests”) in cases where a violation is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect and other requirements are met, including the payment of a penalty tax that is based upon the magnitude of the violation. In addition, certain provisions of the Code extend similar relief in the case of certain violations of the REIT asset requirements (as described below in “—Asset Tests”) and other REIT requirements, again provided that the violation is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect and other conditions are met, including the payment of a penalty tax.

 

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If we fail to satisfy any of the various REIT requirements, there can be no assurance that these relief provisions would be available to enable us to maintain our qualification as a REIT, and, if such relief provisions are available, the amount of any resultant penalty tax could be substantial.

Effect of Subsidiary Entities

Disregarded Subsidiaries. If we own a corporate subsidiary that is a “qualified REIT subsidiary,” that subsidiary is generally disregarded as a separate entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and all of the subsidiary’s assets, liabilities and items of income, deduction and credit are treated as our assets, liabilities and items of income, deduction and credit, including for purposes of the gross income and asset tests applicable to REITs. A qualified REIT subsidiary is any corporation, other than a TRS (as described below), that we wholly own, either directly or indirectly through one or more other qualified REIT subsidiaries or disregarded entities. Other entities that are wholly-owned by us (either directly or indirectly through other disregarded entities), including single member limited liability companies that have not elected to be taxed as corporations for U.S. federal income tax purposes, are also generally disregarded as separate entities for U.S. federal income tax purposes, including for purposes of the REIT income and asset tests. Disregarded subsidiaries, along with any partnerships in which we hold an equity interest, are sometimes referred to herein as “pass-through subsidiaries.”

In the event that a disregarded subsidiary of ours ceases to be wholly-owned—for example, if any equity interest in the subsidiary is acquired by a person other than us or a disregarded subsidiary of ours—the subsidiary’s separate existence would no longer be disregarded for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Instead, the subsidiary would have multiple owners and would be treated as either a partnership or a taxable corporation. Such an event could, depending on the circumstances, adversely affect our ability to satisfy the various asset and gross income requirements applicable to REITs, including the requirement that REITs generally may not own, directly or indirectly, more than 10% of the securities of another corporation. See “—Asset Tests” and “—Income Tests.”

Taxable REIT Subsidiaries. In general, we may jointly elect with a subsidiary corporation, whether or not wholly-owned, to treat such subsidiary corporation as a TRS. We generally may not own more than 10% of the securities of a taxable corporation, as measured by voting power or value, unless we and such corporation elect to treat such corporation as a TRS. The separate existence of a TRS or other taxable corporation is not ignored for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Accordingly, a TRS or other taxable subsidiary corporation generally would be subject to corporate income tax on its earnings, which may reduce the cash flow that we and our subsidiaries generate in the aggregate, and may reduce our ability to make distributions to our stockholders.

We are not treated as holding the assets of a TRS or other taxable subsidiary corporation or as receiving any income that the subsidiary earns. Rather, the stock issued by a taxable subsidiary corporation to us is an asset in our hands, and we treat the dividends paid to us from such taxable subsidiary corporation, if any, as income. This treatment can affect our income and asset test calculations, as described below. Because we do not include the assets and income of TRSs or other taxable subsidiary corporations on a look-through basis in determining our compliance with the REIT requirements, we may use such entities to undertake indirectly activities that the REIT rules might otherwise preclude us from doing directly or through pass-through subsidiaries. For example, we may use TRSs or other taxable subsidiary corporations to perform services or conduct activities that give rise to certain categories of income such as management fees, or to conduct activities that, if conducted by us directly, would be treated in our hands as prohibited transactions.

The TRS rules limit the deductibility of interest paid or accrued by a TRS to its parent REIT to assure that the TRS is subject to an appropriate level of corporate taxation. Further, the rules impose a 100% excise tax on certain transactions involving a TRS and its parent REIT that are not conducted on an arm’s length basis. We intend that all of our transactions with our TRSs will be conducted on an arm’s length basis.

We may hold a significant number of assets in one or more TRSs, subject to the limitation that securities in TRSs may not represent more than 25% (or, for 2018 and subsequent taxable years, 20%) of the value of our total assets.

Ownership of Partnership Interests. If we are a partner in an entity that is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes, Treasury regulations provide that we are deemed to own our proportionate share of the partnership’s assets and to earn our proportionate share of the partnership’s income, for purposes of the asset and gross income tests applicable to REITs. Our proportionate share of a partnership’s assets and income is based on our capital interest in the partnership (except that for purposes of the 10% asset value test described below, our proportionate share of the partnership’s assets is based on our proportionate interest in the equity and certain debt securities issued by the partnership). In addition, the assets and gross income of the partnership are deemed to retain the same character in our hands. Thus, our proportionate share of the assets and items of income of any of our subsidiary partnerships will be treated as our assets and items of income for purposes of applying the REIT requirements.

 

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We generally have control of our partnerships and limited liability companies and intend to operate them in a manner consistent with the requirements for our qualification as a REIT. If we become a limited partner or non-managing member in any partnership or limited liability company and such entity takes or expects to take actions that could jeopardize our status as a REIT or require us to pay tax, we may be forced to dispose of our interest in such entity. In addition, it is possible that a partnership or limited liability company could take an action which could cause us to fail a gross income or asset test, and that we would not become aware of such action in time to dispose of our interest in the partnership or limited liability company or take other corrective action on a timely basis. In that case, we could fail to qualify as a REIT unless we were entitled to relief, as described below.

Income Tests

To maintain our qualification as a REIT, we must satisfy two gross income requirements on an annual basis. First, at least 75% of our gross income for each taxable year, excluding gross income from sales of inventory or dealer property in “prohibited transactions,” discharge of indebtedness and certain hedging transactions, generally must be derived from “rents from real property,” gains from the sale of real estate assets, interest income derived from mortgage loans secured by real property (including certain types of mortgage-backed securities), dividends received from other REITs, and specified income from temporary investments. Second, at least 95% of our gross income in each taxable year, excluding gross income from prohibited transactions, discharge of indebtedness and certain hedging transactions, must be derived from some combination of income that qualifies under the 75% gross income test described above, as well as other dividends, interest, and gain from the sale or disposition of stock or securities, which need not have any relation to real property. Income and gain from certain hedging transactions will be excluded from both the numerator and the denominator for purposes of both the 75% and 95% gross income tests.

Rents from Real Property. Rents we receive from a tenant will qualify as “rents from real property” for the purpose of satisfying the gross income requirements for a REIT described above only if all of the conditions described below are met.

 

    The amount of rent is not based in whole or in part on the income or profits of any person. However, an amount we receive or accrue generally will not be excluded from the term “rents from real property” solely because it is based on a fixed percentage or percentages of receipts or sales;

 

    Neither we nor an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of our stock actually or constructively owns 10% or more of the interests in the assets or net profits of a non-corporate tenant, or, if the tenant is a corporation, 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote or 10% or more of the total value of all classes of stock of the tenant. Rents we receive from such a tenant that is a TRS of ours, however, will not be excluded from the definition of “rents from real property” as a result of this condition if at least 90% of the space at the property to which the rents relate is leased to third parties, and the rents paid by the TRS are substantially comparable to rents paid by our other tenants for comparable space. Whether rents paid by a TRS are substantially comparable to rents paid by other tenants is determined at the time the lease with the TRS is entered into, extended, and modified, if such modification increases the rents due under such lease. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, if a lease with a “controlled TRS” is modified and such modification results in an increase in the rents payable by such TRS, any such increase will not qualify as “rents from real property.” For purposes of this rule, a “controlled TRS” is a TRS in which the parent REIT owns stock possessing more than 50% of the voting power or more than 50% of the total value of the outstanding stock of such TRS;

 

    Rent attributable to personal property that is leased in connection with a lease of real property is not greater than 15% of the total rent received under the lease. If this condition is not met, then the portion of the rent attributable to personal property will not qualify as “rents from real property”; and

 

    We generally do not operate or manage the property or furnish or render services to our tenants, subject to a 1% de minimis exception and except as provided below. We are permitted, however, to perform directly certain services that are “usually or customarily rendered” in connection with the rental of space for occupancy only and are not otherwise considered “rendered to the occupant” of the property. Examples of these permitted services include the provision of light, heat, or other utilities, trash removal and general maintenance of common areas. In addition, we are permitted to employ an independent contractor from whom we derive no revenue to provide customary services to our tenants, or a TRS, which may be wholly or partially owned by us, to provide both customary and non-customary services to our tenants without causing the rent that we receive from those tenants to fail to qualify as “rents from real property.” Any amounts that we receive from a TRS with respect to the TRS’s provision of non-customary services will, however, be nonqualifying income under the 75% gross income test and, except to the extent received through the payment of dividends, the 95% gross income test.

 

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We intend to cause any services that are not “usually or customarily rendered,” or that are for the benefit of a particular tenant in connection with the rental of real property, to be provided through a TRS or through an “independent contractor.” However, no assurance can be given that the IRS will concur with our determination as to whether a particular service is usual or customary, or otherwise in this regard.

Dividend Income. We may directly or indirectly receive distributions from TRSs or other corporations that are not REITs or qualified REIT subsidiaries. These distributions generally are treated as dividend income to the extent of the earnings and profits of the distributing corporation. Such distributions will generally constitute qualifying income for purposes of the 95% gross income test, but not for purposes of the 75% gross income test. Any dividends that we receive from another REIT, however, will be qualifying income for purposes of both the 95% and 75% gross income tests.

Fee Income. Any fee income that we earn will generally not be qualifying income for purposes of either gross income test. Any fees earned by a TRS, however, will not be included for purposes of our gross income tests.

Interest Income. Interest income constitutes qualifying mortgage interest for purposes of the 75% gross income test (as described above) to the extent that the obligation upon which such interest is paid is secured by a mortgage on real property. If we receive interest income with respect to a mortgage loan that is secured by both real property and other property, and the highest principal amount of the loan outstanding during a taxable year exceeds the fair market value of the real property on the date that we acquired or originated the mortgage loan, the interest income will be apportioned between the real property and the other collateral, and our income from the arrangement will qualify for purposes of the 75% gross income test only to the extent that the interest is allocable to the real property. Even if a loan is not secured by real property, or is undersecured, the income that it generates may nonetheless qualify for purposes of the 95% gross income test. For these purposes, the term “interest” generally does not include any amount received or accrued, directly or indirectly, if the determination of all or some of the amount depends in any way on the income or profits of any person. However, an amount received or accrued generally will not be excluded from the term “interest” solely by reason of being based on a fixed percentage or percentages of receipts or sales.

Hedging Transactions. Any income or gain that we or our pass-through subsidiaries derive from instruments that hedge certain risks, such as the risk of changes in interest rates, will be excluded from gross income for purposes of both the 75% and 95% gross income tests, provided that specified requirements are met, including the requirement that the instrument is entered into during the ordinary course of our business and the instrument is properly identified as a hedge along with the risk that it hedges within prescribed time periods. Income and gain from all other hedging transactions will not be qualifying income for either the 95% or 75% gross income test.

Failure to Satisfy the Gross Income Tests. If we fail to satisfy one or both of the 75% or 95% gross income tests for any taxable year, we may still qualify as a REIT for such year if we are entitled to relief under applicable provisions of the Code. These relief provisions will be generally available if (i) our failure to meet these tests was due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect and (ii) following our identification of the failure to meet the 75% or 95% gross income test for any taxable year, we file a schedule with the IRS setting forth each item of our gross income for purposes of the 75% or 95% gross income test for such taxable year in accordance with Treasury regulations, which have not yet been issued. It is not possible to state whether we would be entitled to the benefit of these relief provisions in all circumstances. If these relief provisions are inapplicable to a particular set of circumstances, we will not qualify as a REIT. Even if these relief provisions apply, and we retain our status as a REIT, the Code imposes a tax based upon the amount by which we fail to satisfy the particular gross income test.

Asset Tests

At the close of each calendar quarter, we must also satisfy five tests relating to the nature of our assets. First, at least 75% of the value of our total assets must be represented by some combination of “real estate assets,” cash, cash items, U.S. government securities, and, under some circumstances, stock or debt instruments purchased with new capital. For this purpose, real estate assets include interests in real property such as land, buildings and leasehold interests in real property (and certain ancillary personal property), stock of other corporations that qualify as REITs, some kinds of mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans, and debt instruments (whether or not secured by real property) that are issued by a “publicly offered REIT” (i.e., a REIT that is required to file annual and periodic reports with the SEC under the Exchange Act). Assets that do not qualify for purposes of the 75% asset test are subject to the additional asset tests described below.

Second, the value of any one issuer’s securities that we own may not exceed 5% of the value of our total assets.

Third, we may not own more than 10% of any one issuer’s outstanding securities, as measured by either voting power or value. The 5% and 10% asset tests do not apply to real estate assets, securities of TRSs and qualified REIT subsidiaries and the value prong of the 10% asset test does not apply to “straight debt” having specified characteristics and to certain other securities described below. Solely for purposes of the 10% asset test, the determination of our interest in the assets of a partnership or limited liability company in which we own an interest will be based on our proportionate interest in any securities issued by the partnership or limited liability company, excluding for this purpose certain securities described in the Code.

 

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Fourth, the aggregate value of all securities of TRSs that we hold may not represent more than 25% (or, for 2018 and subsequent taxable years, 20%) of the value of our total assets.

Fifth, no more than 25% of the value of our total assets may be represented by “nonqualified publicly offered REIT debt instruments” (i.e., real estate assets that would cease to be real estate assets if debt instruments issued by publicly offered REITs were not included in the definition of real estate assets).

Notwithstanding the general rule, as noted above, that for purposes of the REIT income and asset tests we are treated as owning our proportionate share of the underlying assets of a subsidiary partnership, if we hold indebtedness issued by a partnership, the indebtedness will be subject to, and may cause a violation of, the asset tests unless the indebtedness is a qualifying mortgage asset or other conditions are met. Similarly, although stock of another REIT is a qualifying asset for purposes of the REIT asset tests, any non-mortgage debt that is issued by a non-publicly offered REIT may not so qualify (although such debt will not be treated as a “security” for purposes of the 10% asset value test, as explained below).

Certain securities will not cause a violation of the 10% asset value test described above. Such securities include instruments that constitute “straight debt,” which term generally excludes, among other things, securities having certain contingency features. A security does not qualify as “straight debt” where a REIT (or a controlled TRS of the REIT) owns other securities of the same issuer that do not qualify as straight debt, unless the value of those other securities constitute, in the aggregate, 1% or less of the total value of that issuer’s outstanding securities. In addition to straight debt, the Code provides that certain other securities will not violate the 10% asset value test. Such securities include (i) any loan made to an individual or an estate, (ii) certain rental agreements pursuant to which one or more payments are to be made in subsequent years (other than agreements between a REIT and certain persons related to the REIT under attribution rules), (iii) any obligation to pay rents from real property, (iv) securities issued by governmental entities that are not dependent in whole or in part on the profits of (or payments made by) a non-governmental entity, (v) any security (including debt securities) issued by another REIT and (vi) any debt instrument issued by a partnership if the partnership’s income is of a nature that it would satisfy the 75% gross income test described above under “—Income Tests.” In applying the 10% asset value test, a debt security issued by a partnership is not taken into account to the extent, if any, of the REIT’s proportionate interest in that partnership.

No independent appraisals have been obtained to support our conclusions as to the value of our total assets or the value of any particular security or securities. Moreover, the values of some assets may not be susceptible to a precise determination, and values are subject to change in the future. Furthermore, the proper classification of an instrument as debt or equity for U.S. federal income tax purposes may be uncertain in some circumstances, which could affect the application of the REIT asset requirements. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the IRS will not contend that our interests in our subsidiaries or in the securities of other issuers will not cause a violation of the REIT asset tests.

The Code contains a number of relief provisions that can make it easier for REITs to satisfy the asset requirements or to maintain REIT qualification notwithstanding certain violations of the asset and other requirements. For example, if we should fail to satisfy the asset tests at the end of a calendar quarter, such a failure would not cause us to lose our REIT qualification if we (i) satisfied the asset tests at the close of the preceding calendar quarter and (ii) the discrepancy between the value of our assets and the asset requirements was not wholly or partly caused by an acquisition of non-qualifying assets, but instead arose from changes in the relative market values of our assets. If the conditions described in (ii) were not satisfied, we still could avoid disqualification by eliminating any discrepancy within 30 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which it arose or by making use of the relief provisions described below. No assurance can be given that we would qualify for relief under those provisions.

In the case of de minimis violations of the 10% and 5% asset tests, a REIT may maintain its qualification despite a violation of such requirements if (i) the value of the assets causing the violation does not exceed the lesser of 1% of the REIT’s total assets and $10,000,000 and (ii) the REIT either disposes of the assets causing the failure within six months after the last day of the quarter in which it identifies the failure, or otherwise satisfies the relevant tests within that time frame.

Even if we did not qualify for the foregoing relief provisions, one additional provision allows a REIT which fails one or more of the asset requirements to nevertheless maintain its REIT qualification if (i) the REIT provides the IRS with a description of each asset causing the failure, (ii) the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect, (iii) the REIT pays a tax equal to the greater of (a) $50,000 per failure and (b) the product of the net income generated by the assets that caused the failure multiplied by the highest applicable corporate tax rate and (iv) the REIT either disposes of the assets causing the failure within six months after the last day of the quarter in which it identifies the failure, or otherwise satisfies the relevant asset tests within that time frame.

 

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Annual Distribution Requirements

To maintain our qualification as a REIT, we are required to distribute dividends, other than capital gain dividends, to our stockholders in an amount at least equal to:

 

(i) the sum of:

 

  (a) 90% of our REIT taxable income, computed without regard to our net capital gains and the deduction for dividends paid; and

 

  (b) 90% of our after-tax net income, if any, from foreclosure property (as described below); minus

 

(ii) the sum of specified items of non-cash income.

We generally must make these distributions in the taxable year to which they relate, or in the following taxable year if declared before we timely file our tax return for the year and if paid with or before the first regular dividend payment after such declaration. These distributions will be treated as received by our stockholders in the year in which paid. If we cease to be a “publicly offered REIT,” then in order for distributions to be counted as satisfying the annual distribution requirements, and to give rise to a tax deduction for us, the distributions must not be “preferential dividends.” A dividend is not a preferential dividend if the distribution is (i) pro rata among all outstanding shares of stock within a particular class and (ii) in accordance with the preferences among different classes of stock as set forth in our organizational documents.

To the extent that we distribute at least 90%, but less than 100%, of our REIT taxable income, as adjusted, we will be subject to tax at ordinary corporate tax rates on the retained portion. We may elect to retain, rather than distribute, some or all of our net long-term capital gains and pay tax on such gains. In this case, we could elect for our stockholders to include their proportionate shares of such undistributed long-term capital gains in income, and to receive a corresponding credit for their share of the tax that we paid. Our stockholders would then increase the adjusted basis of their stock by the difference between (i) the amounts of capital gain dividends that we designated and that they include in their taxable income, and (ii) the tax that we paid on their behalf with respect to that income.

To the extent that in the future we may have available NOLs carried forward from prior tax years, such losses may reduce the amount of distributions that we must make in order to comply with the REIT distribution requirements. Such losses, however, will generally not affect the tax treatment to our stockholders of any distributions that are actually made. See “—Taxation of Stockholders—Taxation of Taxable U.S. Stockholders—Distributions.”

If we should fail to distribute during each calendar year (or before the end of January of the following year as described below) at least the sum of (i) 85% of our REIT ordinary income for such year, (ii) 95% of our REIT capital gain net income for such year and (iii) any undistributed net taxable income from prior periods, we would be subject to a non-deductible 4% excise tax on the excess of such required distribution over the sum of (a) the amounts actually distributed, and (b) the amounts of income we retained and on which we have paid corporate income tax.

We expect that our REIT taxable income will be less than our cash flow because of depreciation and other non-cash charges included in computing REIT taxable income. Accordingly, we anticipate that we generally will have sufficient cash or liquid assets to enable us to satisfy the distribution requirements described above. However, from time to time, we may not have sufficient cash or other liquid assets to meet these distribution requirements due to timing differences between the actual receipt of income and actual payment of deductible expenses, and the inclusion of income and deduction of expenses in determining our taxable income. In addition, we may decide to retain our cash, rather than distribute it, in order to repay debt, acquire assets, or for other reasons. If these timing differences occur, we may borrow funds to pay dividends or pay dividends through the distribution of other property (including shares of our stock) in order to meet the distribution requirements, while preserving our cash.

If our taxable income for a particular year is subsequently determined to have been understated, we may be able to rectify a resultant failure to meet the distribution requirements for a year by paying “deficiency dividends” to stockholders in a later year, which may be included in our deduction for dividends paid for the earlier year. In this case, we may be able to avoid losing REIT status or being taxed on amounts distributed as deficiency dividends, subject to the 4% excise tax described above. We will be required to pay interest to the IRS based on the amount of any deduction taken for deficiency dividends.

For purposes of the 90% distribution requirement and excise tax described above, any dividend that we declare in October, November or December of any year and that is payable to a stockholder of record on a specified date in any such month will be treated as both paid by us and received by the stockholder on December 31 of such year, provided that we actually pay the dividend before the end of January of the following calendar year.

 

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Penalty Tax

Any redetermined rents, redetermined deductions, excess interest or redetermined TRS services income that we or our TRSs generate will be subject to a 100% penalty tax. In general, redetermined rents are rents from real property that are overstated as a result of any services furnished to any of our tenants by a TRS, redetermined deductions and excess interest represent any amounts that are deducted by a TRS for amounts paid to us that are in excess of the amounts that would have been deducted based on arm’s length negotiations, and redetermined TRS services income is income of a TRS attributable to services provided to, or on behalf of, us (other than services furnished or rendered to a customer of ours) to the extent such income is lower than the income the TRS would have earned based on arm’s length negotiations. Rents that we receive will not constitute redetermined rents if they qualify for certain safe harbor provisions contained in the Code.

From time to time, our TRSs may provide services to our tenants. We set the fees paid to our TRSs for such services at arm’s length rates, although the fees paid may not satisfy the safe-harbor provisions described above. These determinations are inherently factual, and the IRS has broad discretion to assert that amounts paid between related parties should be reallocated to clearly reflect their respective incomes. If the IRS successfully made such an assertion, we would be required to pay a 100% penalty tax on the excess of an arm’s length fee for tenant services over the amount actually paid.

Prohibited Transactions

Net income that we derive from a prohibited transaction is subject to a 100% tax. The term “prohibited transaction” generally includes a sale or other disposition of property (other than foreclosure property, as discussed below) that is held as inventory or primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business. We intend to conduct our operations so that no asset that we own (or are treated as owning) will be treated as, or as having been, held as inventory or for sale to customers, and that a sale of any such asset will not be treated as having been in the ordinary course of our business. Whether property is held as inventory or “primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business” depends on the particular facts and circumstances. No assurance can be given that any property that we sell will not be treated as inventory or property held for sale to customers, or that we can comply with certain safe-harbor provisions of the Code that would prevent such treatment. The 100% tax does not apply to gains from the sale of property that is held through a TRS or other taxable corporation, although such income will be subject to tax in the hands of the corporation at regular corporate rates. We intend to structure our activities to avoid prohibited transaction characterization.

Like-Kind Exchanges

We may dispose of properties in transactions intended to qualify as like-kind exchanges under the Code. Such like-kind exchanges are intended to result in the deferral of gain for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The failure of any such transaction to qualify as a like-kind exchange could require us to pay federal income tax, possibly including the 100% prohibited transaction tax, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the particular transaction.

Derivatives and Hedging Transactions

We may enter into hedging transactions with respect to interest rate exposure on one or more of our assets or liabilities. Any such hedging transactions could take a variety of forms, including the use of derivative instruments such as interest rate swap contracts, interest rate cap or floor contracts, futures or forward contracts, and options. Except to the extent provided by Treasury regulations, any income from a hedging transaction (including gain from the sale, disposition or termination of a position in such a transaction) will not constitute gross income for purposes of the 75% or 95% gross income test if we properly identify the transaction as specified in applicable Treasury regulations and we enter into such transaction (i) in the normal course of our business primarily to manage risk of interest rate changes or currency fluctuations with respect to borrowings made or to be made, or ordinary obligations incurred or to be incurred, to acquire or carry real estate assets, (ii) primarily to manage risk of currency fluctuations with respect to any item of income or gain that would be qualifying income under the 75% or 95% income tests, or (iii) in connection with the extinguishment of indebtedness with respect to which we have entered into a qualified hedging position described in clause (i) or the disposition of property with respect to which we have entered into a qualified hedging position described in clause (ii), primarily to manage the risks of such hedging positions. To the extent that we hedge in certain other situations, the resultant income may be treated as income that does not qualify under the 75% or 95% gross income tests. We intend to structure any hedging transactions in a manner that does not jeopardize our status as a REIT. We may conduct some or all of our hedging activities through a TRS or other corporate entity, the income from which may be subject to U.S. federal income tax, rather than by participating in the arrangements directly or through pass-through subsidiaries. No assurance can be given, however, that our hedging activities will not give rise to income that does not qualify for purposes of the REIT gross income tests, or that our hedging activities will not adversely affect our ability to satisfy the REIT qualification requirements.

 

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Foreclosure Property

Foreclosure property is real property and any personal property incident to such real property (i) that we acquire as the result of having bid in the property at foreclosure, or having otherwise reduced the property to ownership or possession by agreement or process of law, after a default (or upon imminent default) on a lease of the property or a mortgage loan held by us and secured by the property, (ii) for which we acquired the related loan or lease at a time when default was not imminent or anticipated and (iii) with respect to which we made a proper election to treat the property as foreclosure property. We generally will be subject to tax at the maximum corporate rate on any net income from foreclosure property, including any gain from the disposition of the foreclosure property, other than income that would otherwise be qualifying income for purposes of the 75% gross income test. Any gain from the sale of property for which a foreclosure property election has been made will not be subject to the 100% tax on gains from prohibited transactions described above, even if the property would otherwise constitute inventory or dealer property. We do not anticipate receiving any income from foreclosure property that does not qualify for purposes of the 75% gross income test.

Failure to Qualify

If we fail to satisfy one or more requirements for REIT qualification other than the gross income or asset tests, we could avoid disqualification as a REIT if our failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect and we pay a penalty of $50,000 for each such failure. Relief provisions are also available for failures of the income tests and asset tests, as described above in “—Income Tests” and “—Asset Tests.”

If we fail to qualify for taxation as a REIT in any taxable year, and the relief provisions described above do not apply, we would be subject to tax, including any applicable alternative minimum tax, on our taxable income at regular corporate rates. We cannot deduct distributions to stockholders in any year in which we are not a REIT, nor would we be required to make distributions in such a year. In this situation, to the extent of current and accumulated earnings and profits, distributions to stockholders would be taxable as regular corporate dividends. Such dividends paid to U.S. stockholders that are individuals, trusts and estates may be taxable at the preferential income tax rates for qualified dividends. In addition, subject to the limitations of the Code, corporate distributees may be eligible for the dividends received deduction. Unless we are entitled to relief under specific statutory provisions, we would also be disqualified from re-electing to be taxed as a REIT for the four taxable years following the year during which we lost our qualification. It is not possible to state whether, in all circumstances, we would be entitled to this statutory relief.

Taxation of Stockholders

Taxation of Taxable U.S. Stockholders

For purposes of this discussion, a “U.S. stockholder” is any holder of our common stock that is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes:

 

    an individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States;

 

    a corporation (or entity treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States, or of any state thereof, or the District of Columbia;

 

    an estate, the income of which is includable in gross income for U.S. federal income tax purposes regardless of its source; or

 

    a trust if a U.S. court is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of such trust and one or more U.S. fiduciaries have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust.

If a partnership, including for this purpose any entity or arrangement that is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes, holds our common stock, the tax treatment of a partner in the partnership will generally depend upon the status of the partner and the activities of the partnership. An investor that is a partnership and the partners in such partnership should consult their tax advisors about the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the acquisition, ownership and disposition of our common stock.

Distributions. So long as we qualify as a REIT, the distributions that we make to our taxable U.S. stockholders out of current or accumulated earnings and profits that we do not designate as capital gain dividends will generally be taken into account by such stockholders as ordinary income and will not be eligible for the dividends received deduction for corporations. With limited exceptions, our dividends are not eligible for taxation at the preferential income tax rates for qualified dividends received by U.S. stockholders that are individuals, trusts and estates from taxable C corporations. Such stockholders, however, are taxed at the preferential rates on dividends designated by and received from REITs to the extent that the dividends are attributable to:

 

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    income retained by the REIT in the prior taxable year on which the REIT was subject to corporate level income tax (less the amount of tax);

 

    dividends received by the REIT from TRSs or other taxable C corporations; or

 

    income in the prior taxable year from the sales of “built-in gain” property acquired by the REIT from C corporations in carryover basis transactions (less the amount of corporate tax on such income).

Distributions that we designate as capital gain dividends will generally be taxed to our U.S. stockholders as long-term capital gains, to the extent that such distributions do not exceed our actual net capital gain for the taxable year, without regard to the period for which the stockholder that receives such distribution has held its stock. We may elect to retain and pay taxes on some or all of our net long-term capital gains, in which case we may elect to apply provisions of the Code, which treat our U.S. stockholders as having received, solely for tax purposes, our undistributed capital gains, and the stockholders as receiving a corresponding credit for taxes that we paid on such undistributed capital gains. See “Taxation of The GEO Group, Inc.—Annual Distribution Requirements.” Corporate stockholders may be required to treat up to 20% of some capital gain dividends as ordinary income. Long-term capital gains are generally taxable at reduced maximum U.S. federal rates in the case of U.S. stockholders that are individuals, trusts and estates, and ordinary income rates in the case of U.S. stockholders that are corporations. Capital gains attributable to the sale of depreciable real property held for more than 12 months are subject to a 25% maximum U.S. federal income tax rate for taxpayers who are taxed as individuals, to the extent of previously claimed depreciation deductions.

Distributions in excess of our current and accumulated earnings and profits will generally represent a return of capital and will not be taxable to a stockholder to the extent that the amount of such distributions does not exceed the adjusted basis of the stockholder’s shares in respect of which the distributions were made. Rather, the distribution will reduce the adjusted basis of the stockholder’s shares. To the extent that such distributions exceed the adjusted basis of a stockholder’s shares, the stockholder generally must include such distributions in income as long-term capital gain if the shares have been held for more than one year, or short-term capital gain if the shares have been held for one year or less. In addition, any dividend that we declare in October, November or December of any year and that is payable to a stockholder of record on a specified date in any such month will be treated as both paid by us and received by the stockholder on December 31 of such year, provided that we actually pay the dividend before the end of January of the following calendar year.

To the extent that we have available NOLs and capital losses carried forward from prior tax years, such losses may reduce the amount of distributions that we must make in order to comply with the REIT distribution requirements. See “Taxation of The GEO Group, Inc.—Annual Distribution Requirements.” Such losses, however, are not passed through to stockholders and do not offset income of stockholders from other sources, nor would such losses affect the character of any distributions that we make, which are generally subject to tax in the hands of stockholders to the extent that we have current or accumulated earnings and profits.

Dispositions of Our Stock. If a U.S. stockholder sells or disposes of shares of our stock, it will generally recognize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes in an amount equal to the difference between the amount of cash and the fair market value of any property received on the sale or other disposition and the stockholder’s adjusted tax basis in the shares of stock. In general, capital gains recognized by individuals, trusts and estates upon the sale or disposition of our stock will be subject to reduced maximum U.S. federal income tax rates if the stock is held for more than one year, and will be taxed at ordinary income rates if the stock is held for one year or less. Gains recognized by stockholders that are corporations are subject to U.S. federal income tax at ordinary income rates, whether or not such gains are classified as long-term capital gains. Capital losses recognized by a stockholder upon the disposition of our stock that was held for more than one year at the time of disposition will be considered long-term capital losses, and are generally available only to offset capital gain income of the stockholder but not ordinary income (except in the case of individuals, who may also offset up to $3,000 of ordinary income each year). In addition, any loss upon a sale or exchange of shares of our stock by a stockholder who has held the shares for six months or less, after applying holding period rules, will be treated as a long-term capital loss to the extent of actual or deemed distributions that we make that are required to be treated by the stockholder as long-term capital gain.

If an investor recognizes a loss upon a subsequent disposition of our stock or other securities in an amount that exceeds a prescribed threshold, it is possible that the provisions of Treasury regulations involving “reportable transactions” could apply, with a resulting requirement to separately disclose the loss-generating transaction to the IRS. These regulations, though directed towards “tax shelters,” are broadly written and apply to transactions that would not typically be considered tax shelters. The Code imposes significant penalties for failure to comply with these requirements. You should consult your tax advisor concerning any possible disclosure obligation with respect to the receipt or disposition of our stock or securities or transactions that we might undertake directly or indirectly. Moreover, you should be aware that we and other participants in the transactions in which we are involved (including their advisors) might be subject to disclosure or other requirements pursuant to these regulations.

 

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Passive Activity Losses and Investment Interest Limitations. Distributions that we make and gains arising from the sale or exchange by a U.S. stockholder of our stock will not be treated as passive activity income. As a result, U.S. stockholders will not be able to apply any “passive losses” against income or gain relating to our stock. To the extent that distributions we make do not constitute a return of capital, they will be treated as investment income for purposes of computing the investment interest limitation.

Taxation of Non-U.S. Stockholders

The following is a summary of certain U.S. federal income and estate tax consequences of the ownership and disposition of our stock applicable to non-U.S. stockholders. A “non-U.S. stockholder” is any holder of our common stock that is neither a U.S. stockholder nor a partnership (or other entity or arrangement treated as a partnership) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

Ordinary Dividends. The portion of dividends received by non-U.S. stockholders that is (i) payable out of our earnings and profits, (ii) not attributable to our capital gains and (iii) not effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business of the non-U.S. stockholder, will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at the rate of 30%, unless reduced or eliminated by treaty. In general, non-U.S. stockholders will not be considered to be engaged in a U.S. trade or business solely as a result of their ownership of our stock. In cases where the dividend income from a non-U.S. stockholder’s investment in our stock is, or is treated as, effectively connected with the non-U.S. stockholder’s conduct of a U.S. trade or business, the non-U.S. stockholder generally will be subject to U.S. federal income tax at graduated rates, in the same manner as U.S. stockholders are taxed with respect to such dividends. Such income must generally be reported on a U.S. income tax return filed by or on behalf of the non-U.S. stockholder. The income may also be subject to a branch profits tax at the rate of 30% (unless reduced or eliminated by treaty) in the case of a non-U.S. stockholder that is a corporation.

Non-Dividend Distributions. Unless our stock constitutes a U.S. real property interest, or “USRPI” (discussed below in “—Dispositions of Our Stock,” distributions that we make that are not dividends out of our earnings and profits will not be subject to U.S. income tax. If we cannot determine at the time a distribution is made whether or not the distribution will exceed current and accumulated earnings and profits, the distribution will be subject to withholding at the rate applicable to dividends. The non-U.S. stockholder may seek a refund from the IRS of any amounts withheld if it is subsequently determined that the distribution was, in fact, in excess of our current and accumulated earnings and profits. If our stock constitutes a USRPI, as described below, distributions that we make in excess of the sum of (i) the stockholder’s proportionate share of our earnings and profits, plus (ii) the stockholder’s basis in its stock, will be taxed under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980, as amended, or “FIRPTA,” at the rate of tax, including any applicable capital gains rates, that would apply to a U.S. stockholder of the same type (e.g., an individual or a corporation, as the case may be), and the collection of the tax may be enforced by a refundable withholding tax at a rate of 15% of the amount by which the distribution exceeds the stockholder’s share of our earnings and profits.

Capital Gain Dividends. Under FIRPTA, a distribution that we make to a non-U.S. stockholder, to the extent attributable to gains from dispositions of USRPIs that we held directly or through pass-through subsidiaries, which we refer to as “USRPI capital gains,” will, except as described below, be considered effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business of the non-U.S. stockholder and will be subject to U.S. income tax at the rates applicable to U.S. individuals or corporations, without regard to whether we designate the distribution as a capital gain dividend. See above under “—Taxation of Non-U.S. Stockholders—Ordinary Dividends,” for a discussion of the consequences of income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business. We will be required to withhold tax equal to 35% of the maximum amount that could have been designated as a USRPI capital gains dividend. Distributions subject to FIRPTA may also be subject to a branch profits tax at the rate of 30% (unless reduced or eliminated by treaty) in the hands of a non-U.S. stockholder that is a corporation. A distribution is not a USRPI capital gains dividend if we held an interest in the underlying asset solely as a creditor. Capital gain dividends received by a non-U.S. stockholder that are attributable to dispositions of our assets other than USRPIs are not subject to U.S. federal income or withholding tax, unless (i) the gain is effectively connected with the non-U.S. stockholder’s U.S. trade or business, in which case the non-U.S. stockholder would be subject to the same treatment as U.S. stockholders with respect to such gain, except that a non-U.S. stockholder that is a corporation may also be subject to a branch profits tax at the rate of 30% (unless reduced or eliminated by treaty), or (ii) the non-U.S. stockholder is a nonresident alien individual who was present in the United States for 183 days or more during the taxable year and has a “tax home” in the United States, in which case the non-U.S. stockholder will incur a 30% tax on his capital gains. We expect that a significant portion of our assets will be USRPIs.

A capital gain dividend that would otherwise have been treated as a USRPI capital gains dividend will not be so treated or be subject to FIRPTA, and generally will not be treated as income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business, and instead will be treated in the same manner as ordinary dividends (see “—Taxation of Non-U.S. Stockholders—Ordinary Dividends”), provided that (i) the dividend is received with respect to a class of stock that is regularly traded on an established securities market located in the United States and (ii) the recipient non-U.S. stockholder does not own more than 10% of that class of stock at any time during the year ending on the date on which the dividend is received. We anticipate that our common stock will continue to be “regularly traded” on an established securities exchange.

 

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Dispositions of Our Stock. Unless our stock constitutes a USRPI, a sale of our stock by a non-U.S. stockholder generally will not be subject to U.S. taxation under FIRPTA. Our stock will not be treated as a USRPI if less than 50% of our assets throughout a prescribed testing period consist of interests in real property located within the United States, excluding, for this purpose, interests in real property solely in a capacity as a creditor. We expect that 50% or more of our assets will consist of USRPIs.

Even if the foregoing 50% test is not met, our stock nonetheless will not constitute a USRPI if we are a “domestically controlled qualified investment entity.” A domestically controlled qualified investment entity includes a REIT, less than 50% of value of which is held, directly or indirectly, by non-U.S. stockholders at all times during a specified testing period (after applying certain presumptions regarding the ownership of our stock, as described in the Code). We believe that we are and will remain a domestically controlled qualified investment entity, and that a sale of our stock should not be subject to taxation under FIRPTA. However, no assurance can be given that we are or will remain a domestically controlled qualified investment entity.

In the event that we are not a domestically controlled qualified investment entity, but our stock is “regularly traded,” as defined by applicable Treasury regulations, on an established securities market, a non-U.S. stockholder’s sale of our common stock nonetheless also would not be subject to tax under FIRPTA as a sale of a USRPI, provided that the selling non-U.S. stockholder held 10% or less of our outstanding common stock all times during a specified testing period. Our common stock is, and we expect that our common stock will continue to be publicly traded.

If gain on the sale of our stock were subject to taxation under FIRPTA, the non-U.S. stockholder would be required to file a U.S. federal income tax return and would be subject to the same treatment as a U.S. stockholder with respect to such gain, subject to applicable alternative minimum tax and a special alternative minimum tax in the case of non-resident alien individuals, and the purchaser of the stock could be required to withhold 15% of the purchase price and remit such amount to the IRS.

Gain from the sale of our stock that would not otherwise be subject to FIRPTA will nonetheless be taxable in the United States to a non-U.S. stockholder in two cases: (i) if the non-U.S. stockholder’s investment in our stock is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business conducted by such non-U.S. stockholder, the non-U.S. stockholder will be subject to the same treatment as a U.S. stockholder with respect to such gain, except that a non-U.S. stockholder that is a corporation may also be subject to a branch profits tax at a rate of 30% (unless reduced or eliminated by treaty), or (ii) if the non-U.S. stockholder is a nonresident alien individual who was present in the United States for 183 days or more during the taxable year and has a “tax home” in the United States, the nonresident alien individual will be subject to a 30% tax on the individual’s capital gain. In addition, if a non-U.S. stockholder disposes of such stock during the 30-day period preceding the ex-dividend date of any dividend payment, and such non-U.S. stockholder acquires or enters into a contract or option to acquire our stock within 61 days of the first day of such 30-day period described above, and any portion of such dividend payment would, but for the disposition, be treated as USRPI capital gain to such non-U.S. stockholder under FIRPTA, then such non-U.S. stockholder will be treated as having USRPI capital gain in an amount that, but for the disposition, would have been treated as USRPI capital gain.

Special FIRPTA Rules. Recently enacted amendments to FIRPTA create certain exemptions from FIRPTA and otherwise modify the application of the foregoing FIRPTA rules for particular types of non-U.S. stockholders, including “qualified foreign pension funds” and their wholly owned foreign subsidiaries and certain widely held, publicly traded “qualified collective investment vehicles.” Non-U.S. stockholders are urged to consult their tax advisors regarding the applicability of these or any other special FIRPTA rules to their particular investment in our stock.

Estate Tax. If our stock is owned or treated as owned by an individual who is not a citizen or resident (as specially defined for U.S. federal estate tax purposes) of the United States at the time of such individual’s death, the stock will be includable in the individual’s gross estate for U.S. federal estate tax purposes, unless an applicable estate tax treaty provides otherwise, and may therefore be subject to U.S. federal estate tax.

Non-U.S. stockholders are urged to consult their tax advisors regarding the U.S. federal, state, local and foreign income and other tax consequences of owning our stock.

Taxation of Tax-Exempt Stockholders

Tax-exempt entities, including qualified employee pension and profit sharing trusts and individual retirement accounts, generally are exempt from U.S. federal income taxation. Such entities, however, may be subject to tax on their unrelated business taxable income (“UBTI”). While some investments in real estate may generate UBTI, the IRS has ruled that dividend distributions

 

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from a REIT to a tax-exempt entity do not constitute UBTI. Based on that ruling, and provided that (i) a tax-exempt stockholder has not held our stock as “debt financed property” within the meaning of the Code (i.e., where the acquisition or holding of the property is financed through a borrowing by the tax-exempt stockholder) and (ii) our stock is not otherwise used in an unrelated trade or business, distributions that we make and income from the sale of our stock generally should not give rise to UBTI to a tax-exempt stockholder.

Tax-exempt stockholders that are social clubs, voluntary employee benefit associations, supplemental unemployment benefit trusts, and qualified group legal services plans exempt from U.S. federal income taxation under sections 501(c)(7), (c)(9), (c)(17) and (c)(20) of the Code are subject to different UBTI rules, which generally require such stockholders to characterize distributions that we make as UBTI.

In certain circumstances, a pension trust that owns more than 10% of our stock could be required to treat a percentage of any dividends received from us as UBTI if we are a “pension-held REIT.” We will not be a pension-held REIT unless (i) we are required to “look through” one or more of our pension trust stockholders in order to satisfy the REIT “closely-held” test and (ii) either (a) one pension trust owns more than 25% of the value of our stock or (b) one or more pension trusts, each individually holding more than 10% of the value of our stock, collectively own more than 50% of the value of our stock. Certain restrictions regarding the ownership and transfer of our stock generally should prevent a tax-exempt entity from owning more than 10% of the value of our stock and generally should prevent us from becoming a pension-held REIT.

Tax-exempt stockholders are urged to consult their tax advisors regarding the U.S. federal, state, local and foreign income and other tax consequences of owning our stock.

Other Tax Considerations

Legislative or Other Actions Affecting REITs

The rules dealing with U.S. federal income taxation are constantly under review by persons involved in the legislative process and by the IRS and the Treasury. According to publicly released statements, a top legislative priority of the new Congress and administration may be to enact significant reform of the Code, including significant changes to taxation of business entities and the deductibility of interest expense and capital investment. There is a substantial lack of clarity around the likelihood, timing and details of any such tax reform and the impact of any potential tax reform on us or an investment in our stock. Any such changes to the U.S. federal tax laws and interpretations thereof , with or without retroactive application, could materially and adversely affect an investment in our common stock or us. We cannot predict how changes in the tax laws might affect our investors or us. New legislation, Treasury regulations, administrative interpretations or court decisions could significantly and negatively affect our ability to qualify as a REIT or the U.S. federal income tax consequences to our investors and us of such qualification. You are urged to consult with your tax advisor with respect to the status of legislative, regulatory or administrative developments and proposals and their potential effect on an investment in our common stock.

Medicare 3.8% Tax on Investment Income

Certain U.S. stockholders who are individuals, estates or trusts and whose income exceeds certain thresholds will be required to pay a 3.8% Medicare tax on all or a portion of their “net investment income,” which includes dividends received from us and capital gains from the sale or other disposition of our common stock.

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or “FATCA,” withholding at a rate of 30% generally will be required on dividends in respect of, and, after December 31, 2018, gross proceeds from the sale of, shares of our common stock held by or through certain foreign financial institutions (including investment funds), unless such institution enters into an agreement with the Treasury to report, on an annual basis, information with respect to shares in, and accounts maintained by, the institution to the extent such shares or accounts are held by certain U.S. persons and by certain non-U.S. entities that are wholly or partially owned by U.S. persons and to withhold on certain payments. Accordingly, the entity through which our common stock is held will affect the determination of whether such withholding is required. Similarly, dividends in respect of, and, after December 31, 2018, gross proceeds from the sale of, shares of our common stock held by an investor that is a non-financial non-U.S. entity which does not qualify under certain exemptions will be subject to withholding at a rate of 30%, unless such entity either (i) certifies to us that such entity does not have any “substantial United States owners” or (ii) provides certain information regarding the entity’s “substantial United States owners,” which we or the applicable withholding agent will in turn provide to the Secretary of the Treasury. An intergovernmental agreement between the United States and an applicable foreign country, or future Treasury regulations or other guidance, may modify these requirements. We will not pay any additional amounts to stockholders in respect of any amounts withheld. Non-U.S. stockholders are encouraged to consult their tax advisors regarding the possible implications of the legislation on their investment in our common stock.

 

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State, Local and Foreign Taxes

We and our subsidiaries and stockholders may be subject to state, local or foreign taxation in various jurisdictions including those in which we or they transact business, own property or reside. Our state, local or foreign tax treatment and that of our stockholders may not conform to the U.S. federal income tax treatment discussed above. Any foreign taxes that we incur do not pass through to stockholders as a credit against their U.S. federal income tax liability. Prospective investors should consult their tax advisors regarding the application and effect of state, local and foreign income and other tax laws on an investment in our stock.

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

We may issue debt securities under one or more indentures or supplemental indentures between us and the trustee identified in the applicable prospectus supplement. Any indenture or supplemental indenture will be subject to, and governed by, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended. The statements made in this prospectus relating to the debt securities to be issued under the indenture(s) or supplemental indenture(s) are summaries of certain anticipated provisions of the indenture(s) or supplemental indenture(s) and are not complete. We will file a copy of the supplemental indenture(s) with the SEC at or before the time of the offering of the applicable series of debt securities. You should refer to those indenture(s) or supplemental indenture(s) for the complete terms of the debt securities.

We currently have outstanding $350.0 million of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2026, $250.0 million of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024, $300.0 million of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2023, and $250.0 million of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2022.

The following description, together with the additional information we include in any applicable prospectus supplement, summarizes the material terms and provisions of the debt securities that we may offer under this prospectus. While the terms we have summarized below will generally apply to any future debt securities we may offer under this prospectus, we will describe the particular terms of any debt securities that we may offer in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplements. The terms of any debt securities we offer under a prospectus supplement may differ from the terms we describe below.

We may offer debt securities in the form of either senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities. The senior debt securities and the subordinated debt securities are together referred to in this prospectus as the “debt securities.” Unless otherwise specified in a supplement to this prospectus, any senior debt securities will be our direct, unsecured obligations and will rank equally with all of our other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. Any subordinated debt securities generally will be entitled to payment only after payment of our senior debt. See “— Subordination” below.

General

The terms of each series of debt securities will be established by or pursuant to a resolution of our board of directors, or a committee thereof, and set forth or determined in the manner provided in an officers’ certificate or by a supplemental indenture. The particular terms of each series of debt securities will be described in a prospectus supplement relating to such series, including any pricing supplement.

We can issue an unlimited amount of debt securities under an indenture that may be in one or more series with the same or various maturities, at par, at a premium or at a discount. We will set forth in a prospectus supplement, including any pricing supplement, relating to any series of debt securities being offered, the following terms of the debt securities:

 

    the title;

 

    the aggregate principal amount being offered, and, if a series, the total amount authorized and the total amount outstanding;

 

    any limit on the amount that may be issued;

 

    whether or not we will issue the series of debt securities in global form and, if so, who the depositary will be and the terms and conditions, if any, upon which interests in the global security may be exchanged, in whole or in part, for the individual debt securities represented by the global security;

 

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    the maturity date;

 

    the principal amount due at maturity, and whether the debt securities will be issued with any original issue discount;

 

    whether and the extent the debt securities will be guaranteed by the guarantors, the ranking of any such guarantee, the terms of such subordination, if applicable, of any such guarantee and the form of any such guarantee;

 

    whether we will pay additional amounts on the debt securities in respect of any tax, assessment or governmental charge and, if so, whether we will have the option to redeem the debt securities instead of making this payment;

 

    the annual interest rate, which may be fixed or variable, or the method for determining the rate, the date interest will begin to accrue, the dates interest will be payable and the regular record dates for interest payment dates or the method for determining such dates;

 

    whether or not the debt securities will be secured or unsecured, and the terms of any secured debt;

 

    the terms of the subordination of any series of subordinated debt;

 

    the place where payments will be payable;

 

    if convertible, the number of debt securities or shares of any class, classes or series into which the debt securities will be convertible, the conversion price (or manner of calculation thereof), the conversion period, provisions as to whether conversion will be mandatory, at our option or at the option of the holders of the debt securities, the events requiring an adjustment of the conversion price, provisions affecting conversion in the event of redemption of the debt securities, restrictions on conversion and any other terms governing such conversion;

 

    restrictions on transfer, sale, assignment or conversion, if any;

 

    our right, if any, to defer payment of interest and the maximum length of any such deferral period;

 

    the date, if any, after which, the conditions upon which, and the price at which we may, at our option, redeem the series of debt securities pursuant to any optional or provisional redemption provisions, and any other applicable terms of those redemption provisions;

 

    any sinking fund requirements, if any;

 

    whether the indenture will restrict our ability and/or the ability of our subsidiaries to:

 

    incur additional indebtedness;

 

    issue additional securities;

 

    create liens;

 

    pay dividends and make distributions in respect of our capital stock and the capital stock of our subsidiaries;

 

    place restrictions on our subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends, make distributions or transfer assets;

 

    make investments or other restricted payments;

 

    sell or otherwise dispose of assets;

 

    enter into sale-leaseback transactions;

 

    engage in transactions with affiliates; or

 

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    whether the indenture will require us to maintain any leverage, fixed charge or other financial ratios;

 

    the events of default of such debt securities;

 

    a discussion of any supplemental U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to the debt securities;

 

    information describing any book-entry features;

 

    the procedures for any auction and remarketing, if any;

 

    the denominations in which we will issue the series of debt securities, if other than in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess of $2,000;

 

    if other than dollars, the currency in which the series of debt securities will be denominated;

 

    the provision of annual and/or quarterly financial information to the holders of the debt securities;

 

    the remedies for holders of the debt securities;

 

    the right to make any changes to the indenture(s) or the terms of the debt securities by the Company and what approval, if any, will be required from the holders of the debt securities;

 

    the provisions for voting on any changes to the indenture(s) or the terms of the debt securities;

 

    any other specific terms, preferences, rights or limitations of, or restrictions on, the debt securities, including any events of default that are in addition to those described in this prospectus or any covenants provided with respect to the debt securities that are in addition to those described above, and any terms which may be required by us or be advisable under applicable laws or regulations or advisable in connection with the marketing of the debt securities.

We may issue debt securities that provide for an amount less than their stated principal amount to be due and payable upon declaration of acceleration of their maturity pursuant to the terms of the indenture. We will provide you with information on any supplemental U.S. federal income tax considerations and other special considerations applicable to any of these debt securities in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Governing Law

The indenture and the debt securities will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

This section describes the general terms of the warrants that we may offer and sell by this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement. This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement will contain the material terms and conditions for each warrant. The accompanying prospectus supplement may add, update or change the terms and conditions of the warrants as described in this prospectus.

General

We may issue warrants to purchase common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities or units. Warrants may be issued independently or together with any securities and may be attached to or separate from those securities. The warrants will be issued under warrant agreements to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as warrant agent, all of which will be described in the prospectus supplement relating to the warrants we are offering. The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants and will not have any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. A copy of the warrant agreement and warrant will be filed with the SEC in connection with the offering of the warrants.

The prospectus supplement relating to any warrants that we may offer will contain the specific terms of the warrants. These terms may include the following:

 

    the title of the warrants;

 

    the aggregate number of warrants;

 

    the price or prices at which warrants will be issued;

 

    the currency or currency units in which the offering price, if any, and the exercise price are payable;

 

    the designation, amount and terms of the securities for which the warrants are exercisable;

 

    if applicable, the designation and terms of the other securities, if any, with which the warrants are issued, and the number of warrants issued with each other security;

 

    the date, if any, on and after which the warrants and the related securities will be separately transferable;

 

    if applicable, the minimum or maximum number of warrants that may be exercised at any one time;

 

    the date on which the right to exercise the warrants will commence and the date on which the right will expire;

 

    the price at which each security purchasable upon exercise of warrants may be purchased;

 

    any provisions for changes to or adjustments in the exercise price;

 

    a discussion of any supplemental U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to the warrants;

 

    anti-dilution provisions of the warrants, if any;

 

    redemption or call provisions, if any, applicable to the warrants;

 

    information with respect to book-entry procedures, if any; and

 

    any additional terms of the warrants, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the warrants.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

We may issue units consisting of one or more of shares of our common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities or warrants or any combination of such securities.

The prospectus supplement relating to a particular issue of units will describe the terms of such units, including the following:

 

    the terms of the units and of any of our common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities or warrants comprising the units, including whether and under what circumstances the securities comprising the units may be traded separately;

 

    a description of the terms of any unit agreement governing the units;

 

    a description of the provisions for the payment, settlement, transfer or exchange of the units; and

 

    if applicable, a discussion of any supplemental U.S. federal income tax considerations.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We may sell the securities described in this prospectus and applicable prospectus supplements from time to time in one or more transactions:

 

    directly to one or more purchasers;

 

    to or through underwriters;

 

    through agents;

 

    through dealers; or

 

    through a combination of any of the foregoing methods of sale.

The offer and sale of the securities described in this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement by us, the underwriters or the third parties described above may be effected from time to time in one or more transactions at:

 

    a fixed price or prices, which may be changed;

 

    market prices prevailing at the time of sale;

 

    prices related to such prevailing market prices; or

 

    negotiated prices.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GEO.”

Direct Sales

We may sell the securities directly to one or more purchasers. In this case, no underwriters, dealers or agents would be involved. A prospectus supplement will describe the terms of any sale of securities we are offering hereunder.

Through Underwriters

If we use underwriters in the sale of securities, such underwriters will acquire the securities for their own account. The underwriters may resell the securities in one or more transactions, at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, or at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices relating to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. If we utilize an underwriter or underwriters in the sale of securities, we will execute an underwriting agreement with the underwriter or underwriters at the time we reach an agreement for sale. We will set forth in the prospectus supplement the names of the specific managing underwriter or underwriters, as well as any other underwriters, and the terms of the transactions, including compensation of the underwriters. This compensation may be in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions.

Unless otherwise provided in a prospectus supplement, the obligations of any underwriters to purchase securities or any series of securities will be subject to certain conditions precedent, and the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all such securities if any are purchased.

Through Agents and Dealers

We will name any agent involved in a sale of securities, as well as any commissions payable by us to such agent, in a prospectus supplement. Unless we indicate differently in the prospectus supplement, any such agent will be acting on a best efforts basis for the period of its appointment.

If we utilize a dealer in the sale of the securities being offered pursuant to this prospectus, we will sell the securities to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell the securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by the dealer at the time of resale. The prospectus supplement will set forth the name of the dealer and the terms of the transactions.

 

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Delayed Delivery Contracts

If we so specify in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will authorize underwriters, dealers and agents to solicit offers by certain institutions to purchase securities pursuant to contracts providing for payment and delivery on future dates. Such contracts will be subject to only those conditions set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

The underwriters, dealers and agents will not be responsible for the validity or performance of the contracts. We will set forth in the prospectus supplement relating to the contracts the price to be paid for the securities, the commissions payable for solicitation of the contracts and the date in the future for delivery of the securities.

General Information

If any underwriters are involved in the offer and sale, they will be permitted to engage in transactions that maintain or otherwise affect the price of the securities. These transactions may include over-allotment transactions, purchases to cover short positions created by the underwriter in connection with the offering and the imposition of penalty bids. If an underwriter creates a short position in the securities in connection with the offering, i.e., if it sells more securities than set forth on the cover page of the applicable prospectus supplement, the underwriter may reduce that short position by purchasing the securities in the open market. In general, purchases of a security to reduce a short position could cause the price of the security to be higher than it might be in the absence of such purchases. As noted above, underwriters may also choose to impose penalty bids on other underwriters and/or selling group members. This means that if underwriters purchase securities on the open market to reduce their short position or to stabilize the price of the securities, they may reclaim the amount of the selling concession from those underwriters and/or selling group members who sold such securities as part of the offering. These activities will be described in more detail in the sections entitled “Plan of Distribution” or “Underwriting” in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Neither we nor any underwriter make any representation or prediction as to the direction or magnitude of any effect that the transactions described above may have on the price of the securities. In addition, neither we nor any underwriter make any representation that such underwriter will engage in such transactions or that such transactions, once commenced, will not be discontinued without notice.

Underwriters, dealers and agents participating in a sale of the securities may be deemed to be underwriters as defined in the Securities Act, and any discounts and commissions received by them and any profit realized by them on resale of the securities may be deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions, under the Securities Act. We may have agreements with underwriters, dealers and agents to indemnify them against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, and to reimburse them for certain expenses.

Underwriters, agents and dealers may engage in transactions with or perform services, including various investment banking and other services, for us or our affiliates in the ordinary course of business.

Unless we indicate differently in a prospectus supplement, we will not list the securities on any securities exchange, other than shares of our common stock. The securities, except for our common stock, will be a new issue of securities with no established trading market. Any underwriters that purchase securities for public offering and sale may make a market in such securities, but such underwriters will not be obligated to do so and may discontinue any market making at any time without notice. Accordingly, there can be no assurance as to the development or liquidity of any market for the securities.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

Certain matters with respect to the validity of the offered securities will be passed upon by Akerman LLP, Miami, Florida. Certain legal and tax matters as described under “U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations” will be passed upon by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Certain legal matters in connection with Alaska law will be passed upon for us by Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska. Certain legal matters in connection with Colorado law will be passed upon for us by Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., Greenwood Village, Colorado. Certain legal matters in connection with Massachusetts law will be passed upon for us by Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, Massachusetts. Certain legal matters in connection with New Jersey law will be passed upon for us by Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge, New Jersey. Certain legal matters in connection with Pennsylvania law will be passed upon for us by Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Certain legal matters in connection with Texas law will be passed upon for us by Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, San Antonio, Texas. Certain legal matters in connection with Wyoming law will be passed upon for us by Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP, Jackson, Wyoming. If the securities are being distributed in an underwritten offering, certain legal matters will be passed upon for the underwriters by counsel identified in the related prospectus supplement.

 

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EXPERTS

The audited financial statements and schedules and management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement have been so incorporated by reference in reliance upon the reports of Grant Thornton LLP, independent registered public accountants, upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy such material at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. You can also find our SEC filings at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Our website is www.geogroup.com. We make available free of charge through our website our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC. The information contained on, connected to or that can be accessed via our website is not incorporated by reference into or otherwise part of this prospectus.

We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act that registers with the SEC the securities described herein. The registration statement, including the attached exhibits and schedules, contains additional relevant information about us and the securities being offered. This prospectus, which forms part of the registration statement, omits certain of the information contained in the registration statement in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. Reference is hereby made to the registration statement and related exhibits for further information with respect to us and the securities offered hereby. Statements contained in this prospectus concerning the provisions of any document are not necessarily complete and, in each instance, reference is made to the copy of such document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement or otherwise filed with the SEC. Each such statement is qualified in its entirety by such reference.

The SEC allows us to provide information about our business and other important information to you by “incorporating by reference” the information we file with the SEC, which means that we can disclose the information to you by referring in this prospectus to the documents we file with the SEC. Under the SEC’s regulations, any statement contained in a document incorporated by reference in this prospectus is automatically updated and superseded by any information contained in this prospectus, or in any subsequently filed document of the types described below.

We incorporate into this prospectus by reference the following documents filed by us with the SEC, each of which should be considered an important part of this prospectus:

 

    Our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on February 27, 2017 (including the portions of the Company’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A for the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the SEC on March 17, 2017 that are incorporated by reference therein);

 

    Our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2017 and the quarter ended June 30, 2017, filed with the SEC on August 7, 2017;

 

    Our current reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2017, March 13, 2017, March 29, 2017, April 11, 2017, April 17, 2017, April 26, 2017 and May 3, 2017;

 

    the description of our common stock contained in the “Description of Capital Stock” attached as Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K12B filed with the SEC on June 30, 2014 and any subsequent amendments and reports filed to update that description; and

 

    all subsequent documents filed by us after the date of this prospectus and prior to the termination of this offering under Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934, other than any information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, or as otherwise permitted by the SEC’s rules and regulations.

Any statement contained in a document deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus and registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus and registration statement. While any securities described herein remain outstanding, we will make available at no cost, upon written or oral request, to any beneficial owner and any prospective purchaser of securities described herein, any of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus and registration statement by writing to us at the following address or telephoning us at (866) 301-4436 or (561) 893-0101.

 

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The GEO Group, Inc.

621 NW 53rd Street , Suite 700

Boca Raton, Florida 33487

Attention: Investor Relations

Exhibits to an incorporated document will not be provided unless the exhibit is specifically incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

 

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PART II.

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

The following table sets forth the costs and expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, if any, all of which will be paid by the registrant, in connection with the offering of the securities being registered. All amounts are estimated, except the SEC registration fee.

 

SEC registration fee

                         

FINRA fees

          (1) 

Legal fees and expenses

          (1) 

Accounting fees and expenses

          (1) 

Fees and expenses of qualification under state securities laws

          (1) 

Printing expenses

          (1) 

Rating agency fees

          (1) 

Trustee’s fees and expenses

          (1) 

Miscellaneous

          (1) 

Total

          (1) 

 

* The registrant is deferring payment of the registration fee in reliance of Rule 456(b) and Rule 457(r) under the Securities Act.
(1) These fees are calculated based on the securities offered and the number of issuances and accordingly cannot be estimated at this time.

 

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Registrants incorporated as corporations in Florida

Florida Business Corporation Act. Subsection (1) of Section 607.0850 of the Florida Business Corporation Act (“Florida Corporate Law”) empowers a corporation to indemnify any person who was or is a party to any proceeding (other than an action by, or in the right of, the corporation), by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise against liability incurred in connection with such proceeding, including any appeal thereof, if he or she acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. The termination of any proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, or conviction or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent shall not, of itself, create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner which he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation or, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful.

Subsection (2) of Section 607.0850 of the Florida Corporate Law empowers a corporation to indemnify any person, who was or is a party to any proceeding by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, against expenses and amounts paid in settlement not exceeding, in the judgment of the board of directors, the estimated expense of litigating the proceeding to conclusion, actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such proceeding, including any appeal thereof. Such indemnification shall be authorized if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification shall be made under this subsection in respect of any claim, issue, or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable unless, and only to the extent that, the court in which such proceeding was brought, or any other court of competent jurisdiction, shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which such court shall deem proper.

Subsection (4) of Section 607.0850 of the Florida Corporate Law provides that any indemnification under subsection (1) or subsection (2) of Section 607.0850, unless pursuant to a determination by a court, shall be made by the corporation only as authorized in the specific case upon a determination that indemnification of the director, officer, employee, or agent is proper in the circumstances because he or she has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in subsection (1) or subsection (2) of Section 607.0850. Such determination shall be made, (a) by the board of directors by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors who

 

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were not parties to such proceeding; or (b) if such a quorum is not obtainable or, even if obtainable, by majority vote of a committee duly designated by the board of directors (in which directors who are parties may participate) consisting solely of two or more directors not at the time parties to the proceeding; or (c) by independent legal counsel (i) selected by the board of directors prescribed in paragraph (a) or the committee prescribed in paragraph (b); or (ii) if a quorum of the directors cannot be obtained for paragraph (a) and the committee cannot be designated under paragraph (b), selected by majority vote of the full board of directors (in which directors who are parties may participate); or (d) by the shareholders by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of shareholders who were not parties to such proceeding or, if no such quorum is obtainable, by a majority vote of shareholders who were not parties to such proceeding.

Subsection (5) of Section 607.0850 indicates that the evaluation of the reasonableness of expenses and authorization of indemnification shall be made in the same manner as the determination that indemnification is permissible. However, if the determination of permissibility is made by independent legal counsel, persons specified by Subsection (4)(c) of Section 607.0850 shall evaluate the reasonableness of expenses and may authorize indemnification.

Section 607.0850 of the Florida Corporate Law further provides that to the extent that a director, officer, employee, or agent of a corporation has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any proceeding referred to in subsection (1) of Section 607.0850 or subsection (2) of Section 607.0850, or in defense of any claim, issue, or matter therein, he or she shall be indemnified against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection therewith and that such expenses incurred by an officer or director in defending a civil or criminal proceeding may be paid by the corporation in advance of the final disposition of such proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such director or officer to repay such amount if he or she is ultimately found not to be entitled to indemnification by the corporation pursuant to Section 607.0850. Expenses incurred by other employees and agents may be paid in advance upon such terms or conditions that the board of directors deems appropriate.

The Florida Corporate Law further provides that the indemnification and advancement of expenses provided pursuant to Section 607.0850 are not exclusive, and a corporation may make any other or further indemnification or advancement of expenses of any of its directors, officers, employees, or agents, under any bylaw, agreement, vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in his or her official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office. However, indemnification or advancement of expenses shall not be made to or on behalf of any director, officer, employee, or agent if a judgment or other final adjudication establishes that his or her actions, or omissions to act, were material to the cause of action so adjudicated and constitute (a) a violation of the criminal law, unless the director, officer, employee, or agent had reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was lawful or had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful; (b) a transaction from which the director, officer, employee, or agent derived an improper personal benefit; (c) in the case of a director, a circumstance under which the liability provisions of Section 607.0834 are applicable; or (d) willful misconduct or a conscious disregard for the best interests of the corporation in a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor or in a proceeding by or in the right of a shareholder.

Subsection (8) of Section 607.0850 of the Florida Corporate Law provides that indemnification and advancement of expenses as provided in Section 607.0850 shall continue as, unless otherwise provided when authorized or ratified, to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee, or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of such a person, unless otherwise provided when authorized or ratified.

Subsection (9) of Section 607.0850 of the Florida Corporate Law also provides that unless the corporation’s articles of incorporation provide otherwise, notwithstanding the failure of a corporation to provide indemnification, and despite any contrary determination of the board or of the shareholders in the specific case, a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation who is or was a party to a proceeding may apply for indemnification or advancement of expenses, or both, to the court conducting the proceeding, to the circuit court, or to another court of competent jurisdiction. On receipt of an application, the court, after giving any notice that it considers necessary, may order indemnification and advancement of expenses, including expenses incurred in seeking court-ordered indemnification or advancement of expenses, if it determines that (a) the director, officer, employee, or agent is entitled to mandatory indemnification under subsection (3) of Section 607.0850, in which case the court shall also order the corporation to pay the director reasonable expenses incurred in obtaining court-ordered indemnification or advancement of expenses; (b) the director, officer, employee, or agent is entitled to indemnification or advancement of expenses, or both, by virtue of the exercise by the corporation of its power pursuant to subsection (7) of Section 607.0850; or (c) the director, officer, employee, or agent is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification or advancement of expenses, or both, in view of all the relevant circumstances, regardless of whether such person met the standard of conduct set forth in subsection (1) of Section 607.0850, subsection (2) of Section 607.0850, or subsection (7) of Section 607.0850.

Subsection (12) of Section 607.0850 stipulates that a corporation shall have the power to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise against any liability asserted against the person and incurred by him or her in any such capacity or arising out of his or her status as such, whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify the person against such liability under the provisions of Section 607.0850.

 

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Amended Articles. Article X of the Amended Articles provide that the Company shall indemnify and shall advance expenses on behalf of its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law as it presently exist or may hereafter by amended.

Bylaws

Amended Bylaws. The Company’s Amended Bylaws provide that the Company shall indemnify any person who was or is made a party to any proceeding by reason of the fact that he or she was or is a director or an officer of the corporation, or a director or an officer of the corporation serving as a trustee or fiduciary of an employee benefit plan of the corporation and the board of directors may indemnify any employee of the corporation with respect to such circumstances by resolution, against any liability incurred in connection with such proceeding, including an appeal thereof. The corporation shall pay reasonable expenses, on a conditional basis, in advance of final disposition subject to the provisions of applicable law. The Company’s Amended Bylaws further provide that such right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any right to which any director, officer, employee, agent or controlling shareholder of the Company may be entitled as a matter of law.

GEO Transport, Inc.’s bylaws provide that any person made, or threatened to be made, a party to any threatened, pending, or contemplated action or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, arising out of or related to such person’s service as a director, officer, employee, or agent of GEO Transport, Inc. (or arising out of or related to such person’s service with respect to any other corporation or other enterprise in any such capacity at the request of GEO Transport, Inc.), shall be indemnified by GEO Transport, Inc., and GEO Transport, Inc. may advance to such person related expenses incurred in defense of such action, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. For purposes of this paragraph, “person” shall include such person’s heirs and personal representatives.

GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc.’s bylaws provide that any person made, or threatened to be made, a party to any threatened, pending, or contemplated action or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, arising out of or related to such person’s service as a director, officer, employee, or agent of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc. (or arising out of or related to such person’s service with respect to any other corporation or other enterprise in any such capacity at the request of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc.), shall be indemnified by GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., and GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc. may advance to such person related expenses incurred in defense of such action, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. For purposes of this paragraph, “person” shall include such person’s heirs and personal representatives.

Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc.’s bylaws provide that each person who is or was a director or officer of Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc. shall be indemnified to the fullest extent permitted or authorized by current or future legislation or judicial or administrative decision against all fines, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of his or her status as a director, officer, agent, employee or representative. The foregoing right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of other rights to which those seeking an indemnification may be entitled. Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc. may maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and all officers and directors against fines, liabilities, costs and expenses, whether or not Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc. would have the legal power to indemnify them directly against such liability. Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc. shall pay in advance of the final disposition of a civil or criminal proceeding the costs, charges and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by such person for such proceedings upon receipt of an undertaking to repay all amounts advanced if it is ultimately determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified by Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc.

GEO Operations, Inc.’s By-laws provide that any person made, or threatened to be made, a party to any threatened, pending, or contemplated action or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, arising out of or related to such person’s service as a director, officer, employee, or agent of GEO Operations, Inc. (or arising out of or related to such person’s service with respect to any other corporation or other enterprise in any such capacity at the request of GEO Operations, Inc.), shall be indemnified by GEO Operations, Inc., and GEO Operations, Inc. may advance to such person related expenses incurred in defense of such action, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. For purposes hereof, “person” shall include such person’s heirs and personal representatives.

Registrants formed as limited liability companies in Florida

Section 608.4229 of the Florida Limited Liability Company Act (“FLLCA”) permits, but does not require, subject to standards and restrictions, if any, in its articles of organization or operating agreement, a limited liability company to indemnify and hold harmless any member or manager or other person from and against any and all claims and demands whatsoever. However, indemnification or advancement of expenses shall not be made to or on behalf of any member, manager, managing member, officer,

 

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employee, or agent if a judgment or other final adjudication establishes that the actions, or omissions to act, of such member, manager, managing member, officer, employee, or agent were material to the cause of action so adjudicated and constitute any of the following: (a) a violation of criminal law, unless the member, manager, managing member, officer, employee, or agent had no reasonable cause to believe such conduct was unlawful; (b) a transaction from which the member, manager, managing member, officer, employee, or agent derived an improper personal benefit; (c) in the case of a manager or managing member, a circumstance under which the liability attaches for unlawful distribution; and (d) willful misconduct or a conscious disregard for the best interests of the limited liability company in a proceeding by or in the right of the limited liability company to procure a judgment in its favor or in a proceeding by or in the right of a member.

GEO Leasing, LLC’s Operating Agreement, as amended, provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by GEO Leasing, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by GEO Leasing, LLC, the disposition of liability of GEO Leasing, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by GEO Leasing, LLC; provided, however, that any indemnity under this paragraph shall be provided out of and to the extent of GEO Leasing, LLC assets only, and neither the member nor any manager nor any other person shall have any personal liability on account thereof.

GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC, the disposition of liability of GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC; provided, however, that any indemnity under this paragraph shall be provided out of an to the extent of GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC assets only, and neither the member nor any manager nor any other person shall have any personal liability on account thereof.

GEO Reentry Services, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by GEO Reentry Services, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by GEO Reentry Services, LLC, the disposition of liability of GEO Reentry Services, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by GEO Reentry Services, LLC; provided, however, that any indemnity under this paragraph shall be provided out of an to the extent of GEO Reentry Services, LLC assets only, and neither the member nor any manager nor any other person shall have any personal liability on account thereof.

Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC, the disposition of liability of Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC; provided, however, that any indemnity under this paragraph shall be provided out of an to the extent of Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC assets only, and neither the member nor any manager nor any other person shall have any personal liability on account thereof.

Registrants incorporated as corporations in Delaware

Delaware General Corporation Law. Section 145(a) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) provides that a Delaware corporation, such as GEO Acquisition II, Inc., GEO Holdings I, Inc., Cornell Companies, Inc., Cornell Corrections of Texas, Inc., Cornell Corrections of Rhode Island, Inc., Cornell Abraxas Group, Inc., BII Holding Corporation, BII Holding I Corporation, Behavioral Holding Corp., Behavioral Acquisition Corp., GEO/DEL/R/02, Inc., GEO International Services, Inc., GEO/DEL/T/02, Inc., GEO Reentry, Inc., GEO CC1, Inc., GEO Detention Services, Inc., GEO CC3, Inc., BI Mobile Breath, Inc., and

 

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Community Education Centers, Inc. may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the person’s conduct was unlawful.

Section 145(b) of the DGCL provides that a Delaware corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that such person acted in any of the capacities set forth above, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation, unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the court shall deem proper.

Further subsections of DGCL Section 145 provide that:

 

    to the extent a present or former director or officer of a corporation has been successful on the merits or otherwise in the defense of any action, suit or proceeding referred to in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 145 or in the defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, such person shall be indemnified against expenses, including attorneys’ fees, actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection therewith;

 

    the indemnification and advancement of expenses provided for pursuant to Section 145 shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which those seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses may be entitled under any bylaw, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise; and

 

    the corporation shall have the power to purchase and maintain insurance of behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against any liability asserted against such person and incurred by such person in any such capacity, or arising out of such person’s status as such, whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify such person against such liability under Section 145.

As used in this Item 15, the term “proceeding” means any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding, whether or not by or in the right of Registrant, and whether civil, criminal, administrative, investigative or otherwise.

Section 145 of the DGCL makes provision for the indemnification of officers and directors in terms sufficiently broad to indemnify officers and directors of each of the registrants incorporated in Delaware under certain circumstances from liabilities (including reimbursement for expenses incurred) arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”). Each of the registrants incorporated in Delaware may, in their discretion, similarly indemnify their employees and agents. The Bylaws of each of the registrants incorporated in Delaware provide, in effect, that, to the fullest extent and under the circumstances permitted by Section 145 of the DGCL, each of the registrants incorporated in Delaware will indemnify any and all of its officers, directors, employees and agents. In addition, the Certificate of Incorporation of each of the registrants incorporated in Delaware relieves its directors from monetary damages to it or its stockholders for breach of such director’s fiduciary duty as a director to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL. Under Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL, a corporation may relieve its directors from personal liability to such corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of their fiduciary duty as directors except (i) for a breach of the duty of loyalty, (ii) for failure to act in good faith, (iii) for intentional misconduct or knowing violation of law, (iv) for willful or negligent violations of certain provisions in the DGCL imposing certain requirements with respect to stock repurchases, redemptions and dividends, or (v) for any transactions from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.

Registrants formed as limited liability companies in Delaware

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Corporation, LLC, Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC, CPT Limited Partner, LLC, Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC, GEO RE Holdings LLC, Cornell Corrections Management, LLC, CCG I, LLC, Correctional Systems, LLC, MCF GP, LLC, GEO MCF LP, LLC, Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC, Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC, Cornell Interventions OS, LLC, WBP Leasing, LLC, Correctional Properties, LLC, Highpoint Investments, LLC, GEO Care LLC, Clearstream Development LLC, CEC Parent Holdings LLC, CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC, CCMAS LLC and Broad Real Estate Holdings, LLC and has the power to, indemnify and hold harmless any member or manager or other person from and against any and all claims and demands whatsoever.

Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC’s operating agreement provides that, to the fullest extent provided by applicable law, a member, special member, officer, director, employee or agent of Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC and any employee, representative, agent or affiliate of the member or special member shall be entitled to indemnification for any loss, damage or claim incurred by such person by reason of any act or omission performed or omitted by such person in good faith on behalf of Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC and in a manner reasonably believed to be within the scope of the authority conferred on such person, except for any loss, damage or claim incurred by such person by reason of such person’s gross negligence or willful misconduct with respect to such acts or omissions. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, expenses (including reasonable legal fees) incurred by such person defending any claim, demand, action, suit or proceeding shall, from time to time, be advanced by Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC prior to the final disposition of such claim, demand, action, suit or proceeding upon receipt by Correctional Properties Prison Finance of an undertaking by or on behalf of such person to repay such amount if it shall be determined that such person is not entitled to be indemnified.

CPT Limited Partner, LLC’s operating agreement provides that CPT Limited Partner, LLC shall indemnify and hold harmless its member, officers and employees, and the affiliates of each of the foregoing, to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by such person in connection with any claim, action suit or proceeding in which such person becomes involved as a party or otherwise, or with which such person shall be threatened, in connection with the conduct of CPT Limited Partner, LLC’s affairs. Expenses incurred by any such person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claims covered hereby shall be paid by CPT Limited Partner, LLC. Such right of indemnity shall apply with respect to all actions taken by such person which they believe to be in the best interest of CPT Limited Partner, LLC in accordance with the business judgment rule, other than actions which constitute willful misconduct or gross negligence.

Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC’s operating agreement provides that Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC shall indemnify and hold harmless its member, officers and employees, and the affiliates of each of the foregoing, to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by such person in connection with any claim, action suit or proceeding in which such person becomes involved as a party or otherwise, or with which such person shall be threatened, in connection with the conduct of Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC’s affairs. Expenses incurred by any such person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claims covered hereby shall be paid by Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC. Such right of indemnity shall apply with respect to all actions taken by such person which they believe to be in the best interest of CPT Limited Partner, LLC in accordance with the business judgment rule, other than actions which constitute willful misconduct or gross negligence.

GEO RE Holdings LLC’s operating agreement is silent with respect to indemnification. However, see the discussion regarding indemnification provisions in the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act.

Correctional Services Corporation, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Correctional Services Corporation, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Correctional Services Corporation, LLC, the disposition of liability of Correctional Services Corporation, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Correctional Services Corporation, LLC.

Cornell Corrections Management, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Cornell Corrections Management, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Cornell Corrections Management, LLC, the disposition of liability of Cornell Corrections Management, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Cornell Corrections Management, LLC.

 

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CCG I, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer, and the member (each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person”) shall be indemnified by CCG I, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by CCG I, LLC, the disposition of liability of CCG I, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by CCG I, LLC.

Correctional Systems, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Correctional Systems, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Correctional Systems, LLC, the disposition of liability of Correctional Systems, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Correctional Systems, LLC.

WBP Leasing, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by WBP Leasing, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by WBP Leasing, LLC, the disposition of liability of WBP Leasing, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by WBP Leasing, LLC.

MCF GP, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by MCF GP, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by MCF GP, LLC, the disposition of liability of MCF GP, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by MCF GP, LLC.

GEO MCF LP, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by GEO MCF LP, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by GEO MCF LP, LLC, the disposition of liability of GEO MCF LP, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by GEO MCF LP, LLC.

Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC, the disposition of liability of Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC.

Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any

 

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claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC, the disposition of liability of Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC.

Cornell Interventions OS, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, an officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Cornell Interventions OS, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Cornell Interventions OS, LLC, the disposition of liability of Cornell Interventions OS, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Cornell Interventions OS, LLC.

Correctional Properties, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Correctional Properties, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Correctional Properties, LLC, the disposition of liability of Correctional Properties, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Correctional Properties, LLC.

Highpoint Investments LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Highpoint Investments LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Highpoint Investments LLC, the disposition of liability of Highpoint Investments LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Highpoint Investments LLC.

GEO Care, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by GEO Care, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by GEO Care, LLC, the disposition of liability of GEO Care, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by GEO Care, LLC.

Clearstream Development, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer, and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Clearstream Development, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Clearstream Development, LLC, the disposition of liability of Clearstream Development, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Clearstream Development, LLC.

CEC Parent Holdings, LLC’s Third Amended and Restated Operating Agreement provides that no officer, manager, member, any of the respective affiliates of the foregoing or any of the respective shareholders, officers, directors, partners, members, managers, employees and agents of the foregoing, in each case, in their capacities as such (collectively, the “Covered Persons”), shall be liable to CEC Parent Holdings, LLC, the member or to any other person for any act or omission taken or suffered by such Covered Person in good faith and in the belief that such act or omission was in or was not opposed to the best interests of CEC Parent Holdings, LLC; provided, however, that such act or omission did not constitute fraud or willful misconduct. No Covered Person shall be liable to CEC Parent Holdings, LLC, the member or any other person for any action taken by the member, nor shall any Covered Person be liable to CEC Parent Holdings, LLC, the member or any other person for any action of any employee or agent of the Covered Person that does not meet the requirements for exculpation set forth in the preceding sentence, so long as the Covered Person seeking exculpation meets such requirements.

 

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CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each person who was or is made a party or is threatened to be made a party to or is otherwise involved in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a managing member or an officer of CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC, or is or was serving at the request of CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC as a manager, director, officer, employee, or agent of another limited liability company or of a corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, including a service with respect to an employee benefit plan, whether the basis of such a proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a managing member, officer, employee, or agent of CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC or in any other capacity while serving as a managing member, officer, employee or agent of CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC, shall be indemnified and held harmless by CEC Intermediate Holdings LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law (including indemnification for negligence or gross negligence but excluding indemnification (i) for acts or omissions involving actual fraud or willful misconduct or (ii) with respect to any transaction from which the indemnitee derived an improper personal benefit), against all expense, liability, and loss (including reasonable attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, excise taxes or penalties and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably incurred or suffered by such indemnitee in connection therewith.

CCMAS, LLC’s Amended and Restated Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by CCMAS, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by CCMAS, LLC, the disposition of liability of CCMAS, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by CCMAS, LLC.

Registrant organized as a limited partnership in Delaware

The Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Municipal Corrections Finance, LP provides that no general partner or manager or officer of the general partner or of the partnership (collectively “Indemnified Persons” or singularly “Indemnified Person”) shall have any liability to the partnership or the partners for any loss sustained or liabilities incurred as a result of any act or omission of such Indemnified Person if (1) the Indemnified Person acted in good faith in a manner he, she or it reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the interests of the partnership, and (2) the conduct of the Indemnified Person did not constitute actual fraud, gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct. The partnership shall indemnify an Indemnified Person from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, joint or several, expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses), judgments, fines, settlements, and other amounts arising from any and all claims, demands, actions, suits or proceedings, civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, that relate to the operations of the partnership as set forth in the agreement in which an Indemnified Person may be involved, or is threatened to be involved, as a party or otherwise, regardless of whether arising from any act or omission which constituted the sole, partial or concurrent negligence (whether active or passive) of the Indemnified Person, if (1) the Indemnified Person acted in good faith in a manner he, she or it reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the interests of the partnership and (2) the conduct of the Indemnified Person did not constitute actual fraud, gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct. The termination of any proceeding by judgment, order or settlement does not create a presumption that the Indemnified Person did not meet the requisite standard of conduct set forth in this paragraph. The termination of any proceeding by conviction or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, or an entry of an order of probation prior to judgment, creates a rebuttable presumption that the Indemnified Person acted in a manner contrary to that specified in this paragraph. Any indemnification pursuant to this paragraph shall be made only out of the assets of the partnership, including insurance proceeds, if any, and not from the assets of any partner, provided, however, that to the fullest extent permitted by law, indemnity under this paragraph shall not constitute a claim against the partnership in the event that the partnership’s cash flow is insufficient to pay its obligations. The indemnification provided by this paragraph shall be in addition to any other rights to which the Indemnified Person may be entitled under any agreement, as a matter of law or otherwise.

Section 17-107 of the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act provides that, subject to such standards and restrictions, if any, as are set forth in its partnership agreement, a limited partnership, such as CPT Operating Partnership LP and Municipal Corrections Finance, LP, and has the power to, indemnify and hold harmless any partner or other person from and against any and all claims and demands whatsoever.

CPT Operating Partnership LP’s limited partnership agreement provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law, CPT Operating Partnership LP shall indemnify the general partner and its affiliates and any person acting on their behalf from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, joint or several, expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal fees and expenses), judgments, fines settlements and other amounts arising from any and all claims, demands, actions, suite or proceedings, civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, that relate to the operations of CPT Operating Partnership LP in which such person may be involved, or is threatened to be involved, as a party or otherwise, except to the extent it is finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, from which no further appeal may be taken, that such person’s action constituted intentional acts or omissions constituting willful misconduct or fraud. Reasonable expenses incurred by such person who is a party to a proceeding shall be paid or reimbursed by CPT Operating Partnership LP in advance of the final disposition of the proceeding. Such right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any right to which any such person may be entitled as a matter of law.

 

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Registrant organized as a corporation in Alaska

Alaska statute Sec. 10.06.490 provides that a corporation, such as Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc. and GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc., may indemnify a person who was, is, or is threatened to be made a party to a completed, pending, or threatened action or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise. Indemnification may include reimbursement of expenses, attorney fees, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the action or proceeding if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to a criminal action or proceeding, the person had no reasonable cause to believe the conduct was unlawful. The termination of an action or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, does not create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner which the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to a criminal action or proceeding, the person had reasonable cause to believe that the conduct was unlawful. (b) A corporation may indemnify a person who was, is, or is threatened to be made a party to a completed, pending, or threatened action by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise. Indemnification may include reimbursement for expenses and attorney fees actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the defense or settlement of the action if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. Indemnification may not be made in respect of any claim, issue, or matter as to which the person has been adjudged to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of the person’s duty to the corporation except to the extent that the court in which the action was brought determines upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability, in view of all the circumstances of the case, the person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for expenses that the court considers proper. (c) To the extent that a director, officer, employee, or agent of a corporation has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of an action or proceeding referred to in (a) or (b) of this section, or in defense of a claim, issue, or matter in the action or proceeding, the director, officer, employee, or agent shall be indemnified against expenses and attorney fees actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense. (d) Unless otherwise ordered by a court, indemnification under (a) or (b) of this section may only be made by a corporation upon a determination that indemnification of the director, officer, employee, or agent is proper in the circumstances because the director, officer, employee, or agent has met the applicable standard of conduct set out in (a) and (b) of this section. The determination shall be made by (1) the board by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors who were not parties to the action or proceeding; or (2) independent legal counsel in a written opinion if a quorum under (1) of this subsection is (A) not obtainable; or (B) obtainable but a majority of disinterested directors so directs; or (3) approval of the outstanding shares. (e) The corporation may pay or reimburse the reasonable expenses incurred in defending a civil or criminal action or proceeding in advance of the final disposition in the manner provided in (d) of this section if (1) in the case of a director or officer, the director or officer furnishes the corporation with a written affirmation of a good faith belief that the standard of conduct described in AS 10.06.450 (b) or 10.06.483(e) has been met; (2) the director, officer, employee, or agent furnishes the corporation a written unlimited general undertaking, executed personally or on behalf of the individual, to repay the advance if it is ultimately determined that an applicable standard of conduct was not met; and (3) a determination is made that the facts then known to those making the determination would not preclude indemnification under this chapter. (f) The indemnification provided by this section is not exclusive of any other rights to which a person seeking indemnification may be entitled under a bylaw, agreement, vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in the official capacity of the person and as to action in another capacity while holding the office. The right to indemnification continues as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee, or agent, and inures to the benefit of the heirs, executors, and administrators of the person. (g) A corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of a person who is or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee, or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise against any liability asserted against the person and incurred by the person in that capacity, or arising out of that status, whether or not the corporation has the power to indemnify the person against the liability under the provisions of this section.

Articles of Incorporation. Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc.’s Articles of Incorporation provide that Directors of Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc. shall not be personally liable to Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc. or its shareholders for monetary damages for acts or omissions that occur after the effective date of the Articles of Incorporation for the breach of their fiduciary duty as a Director, provided, however, that such exemption from liability shall not apply to (i) a breach of a Director’s duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its shareholders; (ii) acts or omissions not in good faith or that involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law; (iii) willful or negligent conduct involved in the payment of dividends or the repurchase of stock from other than lawfully available funds; or (iv) a transaction from which the Director derived improper personal benefit.

 

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Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc.’s bylaws are silent with respect to indemnification. However, see the discussion regarding indemnification provisions in the Alaska statutes.

GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc.’s bylaws provide that GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc. shall indemnify and hold harmless, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law as it presently exists or may hereafter be amended, any person who was or is made or is threatened to be made a party or is otherwise involved in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that such person, or a person for whom such person is the legal representative, is or was a director or officer of GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc. or, while a director or officer of GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc., is or was serving at the written request of GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc. as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust, enterprise or nonprofit entity, including service with respect to employee benefit plans, against all liability and loss suffered and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) reasonably incurred by such indemnitee. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of Article VI, GEO Reentry Services of Alaska, Inc. shall be required to indemnify an indemnitee in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) commenced by such indemnitee only if the commencement of such proceeding (or part thereof) by the indemnitee was authorized by the board of directors.

Registrant organized as a corporation in California

California General Corporation Law. Section 317 of the California General Corporation Law (“CAGCL”) authorizes a court to award, or a corporation, such as Cornell Corrections of California, Inc., to grant, indemnity to officers, directors and other agents for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of an action by or in the right of the corporation or in a proceeding by reason of the fact that the person is or was an officer, director, or agent of the corporation. Indemnity is available where the person party to a proceeding or action acted in good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in the best interests of the corporation and its shareholders and, with respect to criminal actions, had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful. To the extent a corporation’s officer, director or agent is successful on the merits in the defense of any proceeding or any claim, issue or related matter, that person shall be indemnified against expenses actually and reasonably incurred. Under Section 317 of the CAGCL, expenses incurred in defending any proceeding may be advanced by the corporation prior to the final disposition of the proceeding upon receipt of any undertaking by or on behalf of the officer, director, employee or agent to repay that amount if it is ultimately determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified. Indemnifications are to be made by a majority vote of a quorum of disinterested directors, or by approval of members not including those persons to be indemnified, or by the court in which such proceeding is or was pending upon application made by either the corporation, the agent, the attorney, or other person rendering services in connection with the defense. The indemnification provided by Section 317 is not exclusive.

Bylaws. Cornell Corrections of California, Inc.’s bylaws provide that Cornell Corrections of California, Inc. shall, to the maximum extent permitted by the California General Corporation Law, have power to indemnify each of its agents against expenses, judgments, fines, settlements, and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with any proceeding arising by reason of the fact that any such person is or was an agent of Cornell Corrections of California, Inc., and shall have power to advance to each such agent expenses incurred in defending any such proceeding to the maximum extent permitted by that law. “Agent” includes any person who is or was a director, officer, employee, or other agent of Cornell Corrections of California, Inc., or is or was serving at the request of Cornell Corrections of California, Inc. as a director, officer, employee, or agent or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, or was a director, officer, employee, or agent of a corporation which was a predecessor corporation of Cornell Corrections of California, Inc. or of another enterprise serving at the request of such predecessor corporation.

Registrant organized as a corporation in Colorado

The Colorado Business Corporations Act. Section 7-109-101 et seq. of the Colorado Business Corporations Act empowers a Colorado corporation, such as B.I. Incorporated, to indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents under certain circumstances. A corporation must indemnify a person who was wholly successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding to which the person was a party because the person is or was a director, officer, employee, fiduciary or agent, against reasonable expenses incurred by him or her in connection with the proceeding. A corporation may indemnify a person made a party to a proceeding because the person is or was a director, officer, employee, fiduciary or agent if the person conducted himself or herself in good faith and the person reasonably believed that his or her conduct was in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation (or in the case of a criminal proceeding, had a reasonable belief that his or her conduct was not unlawful), except that no indemnification is allowed in connection with a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation in which the person seeking indemnification was adjudged to be liable to the corporation or in connection with any other proceeding in which the person was adjudged liable on the basis that he or she derived an improper personal benefit. A corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of a person who is or was a director, officer, employee, fiduciary or agent of the corporation, or who, while a director, officer, employee, fiduciary or agent of another domestic or foreign corporation or other person or an employee benefit plan, against liability asserted against or incurred by the person in that capacity or arising from his or her status as a director, officer, employee, fiduciary, or agent, whether or not the corporation would have power to indemnify the person against the same liability under Section 7-109-101 et seq.

 

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Bylaws. B.I. Incorporated’s bylaws are silent with respect to indemnification. However, see the discussion regarding indemnification provisions in the Colorado statutes.

Registrants formed as limited liability companies in Colorado

Section 7-80-104(1)(k) of the Colorado Limited Liability Company Act permits a company to indemnify a member or manager or former member or manager of the limited liability company as provided in Section 7-80-407. Under Section 7-80-407, a limited liability company shall reimburse a member or manager for payments made, and indemnify a member or manager for liabilities incurred by the member or manager, in the ordinary conduct of the business of the limited liability company or for the preservation of its business or property if such payments were made or liabilities incurred without violation of the member’s or manager’s duties to the limited liability company.

Community Corrections, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Community Corrections, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Community Corrections, LLC, the disposition of liability of Community Corrections, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Community Corrections, LLC.

Arapahoe County Residential Center, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Arapahoe County Residential Center, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Arapahoe County Residential Center, LLC, the disposition of liability of Arapahoe County Residential Center, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Arapahoe County Residential Center, LLC.

Registrant organized as a corporation in Illinois

The Illinois Business Corporation Act. Under Section 8.75 of the Illinois Business Corporation Act of 1983, (“ILBCA”), a corporation, such as Cornell Interventions, Inc., may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation) by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding (i) if such person acted in good faith and in a manner that person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and (ii) with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, if he or she had no reasonable cause to believe such conduct was unlawful. In actions brought by or in the right of the corporation, a corporation may indemnify such person against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit if such person acted in good faith and in a manner that person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification may be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which that person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification for such expenses which the court shall deem proper. To the extent that such person has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defending any such action, suit or proceeding referred to above or any claim, issue or matter therein, he or she is entitled to indemnification for expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection therewith, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner that person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. Section 8.75(f) of the ILBCA further provides that the indemnification and advancement of expenses provided by or granted under Section 8.75 shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which those seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses may be entitled under any bylaw, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to action in his or her official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office.

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time be in effect, indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of Cornell Interventions, Inc.), or who is or was serving at the request of Cornell Interventions, Inc. as a director and/or officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against all expenses (including attorney’s fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. Additionally, Cornell Interventions, Inc. shall to the fullest extent to which it is empowered to do so by The Illinois Business Corporation Act of 1983, or any other applicable laws as may from time to time be in effect, indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party, to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in a right of Cornell Interventions, Inc. to procure judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director and/or officer of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of Cornell Interventions, Inc. as a director and/or officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, provided that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of his or her duty to Cornell Interventions, Inc., unless and only to the extent that the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability, but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses as the court shall deem proper.

Registrants incorporated as corporations in Massachusetts

Section 8.51 of the Massachusetts Business Corporation Act (“MBCA”) provides that a corporation may indemnify its directors against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement reasonably incurred in connection with any litigation or other legal proceeding brought against any director by virtue of his position as a director of the corporation unless he is deemed to have not acted in good faith in the reasonable belief that his action was in the best interest of the corporation. Section 8.52 of the MBCA provides that a corporation must indemnify a director who is wholly successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding to which the director was a party because he was a director of the corporation against reasonable expenses incurred by him in connection with the proceeding. Section 8.56 of the MBCA provides that a corporation may indemnify its officers to the same extent as its directors and, for officers that are not directors, to the extent provided by (i) the articles of organization, (ii) the bylaws, (iii) a vote of the board of directors or (iv) a contract. Section 8.57 of the MBCA authorizes a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of an individual who is a director or officer of the corporation, or who, while a director or officer of the corporation, serves at the corporation’s request as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee, or agent of another domestic or foreign corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan, or other entity, against liability asserted against or incurred by him in that capacity or arising from his status as a director or officer, whether or not the corporation would have power to indemnify or advance expenses to him against such liability.

Bylaws

CiviGenics, Inc.’s By-laws provide that except as otherwise provided in the By-laws, CiviGenics, Inc. shall indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by law an individual who is a party to a proceeding because he or she is a director or officer against liability incurred in the proceeding if: (1)(i) he or she conducted himself or herself in good faith; and (ii) he or she reasonably believed that his or her conduct was in the best interests of CiviGenics, Inc. or that his or her conduct was at least not opposed to the best interests of CiviGenics, Inc.; and (iii) in the case of any criminal proceeding, he or she had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful; or (2) he or she engaged in conduct for which he or she shall not be liable under a provision of the Articles of Organization authorized by Section 2.02(b)(4) of the MBCA or any successor provision to such section. The By-laws further provides that a director’s or officer’s conduct with respect to an employee benefit plan for a purpose he or she reasonably believed to be in the interests of the participants in, and the beneficiaries of, the plan is conduct that satisfies the requirement that his or her conduct was at least not opposed to the best interests of Civigenics, Inc. The By-laws also provide that the termination of a proceeding by judgement, order, settlement, or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, is not, of itself, determinative that the director or officer did not meet the relevant standard of conduct described in the By-laws. The By-laws also provide that unless ordered by a court, Civigenics, Inc. may not indemnify a director or officer under the By-laws if his or her conduct did not satisfy the standards set forth above.

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or she engaged in conduct for which he or she shall not be liable under a provision of the Articles of Organization authorized by Section 2.02(b)(4) of the Massachusetts Business Corporation Act or any successor provision to such section. The By-laws further provides that a director’s or officer’s conduct with respect to an employee benefit plan for a purpose he or she reasonably believed to be in the interest of the participants in, and the beneficiaries of, the plan is conduct that satisfies the requirement that his or her conduct was at least not opposed to the best interests of Secon, Inc. The By-laws also provide that the termination of a proceeding by judgement, order, settlement, or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, is not, of itself, determinative that the director or officer did not meet the relevant standard of conduct described in the By-laws. The By-laws also provide that unless ordered by a court, Secon, Inc. may not indemnify a director or officer under the By-laws if his or her conduct did not satisfy the standards set forth above.

Registrants formed as limited liability companies in Massachusetts

Section 8 of the Massachusetts Limited Liability Company Act provides that subject to such standards and restrictions, if any, as are set forth in its certificate of organization or a written operating agreement, a limited liability company may, and shall have the power to, indemnify and hold harmless any member or manager or other person from and against any and all claims and demands whatsoever. Such indemnification may include payment by the limited liability company of expenses incurred in defending a civil or criminal action or proceeding in advance of the final disposition of such action or proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by the person indemnified to repay such payment if he shall be adjudicated to be not entitled to indemnification under the section of the Massachusetts Limited Liability Company Act which undertaking may be accepted without reference to the financial ability of such person to make repayment. Any such indemnification may be provided although the person to be indemnified is no longer a member or manager. No indemnification shall be provided for any person with respect to any matter as to which he shall have been adjudicated in any proceeding not to have acted in good faith in the reasonable belief that his action was in the best interest of the limited liability company. The certificate of organization or a written operating agreement may eliminate or limit the personal liability of a member or manager for breach of any duty to the limited liability company or to another member or manager.

CiviGenics Management Services, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by CiviGenics Management Services, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by CiviGenics Management Services, LLC, the disposition of liability of CiviGenics Management Services, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by CiviGenics Management Services, LLC.

Registrants formed as limited liability companies in New Jersey

Section 42:2C-38 of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of New Jersey provides that a limited liability company shall indemnify a person who is a member of a member-managed company, a manager of a manager-managed company, officer, employee or agent of the indemnifying company or of any constituent company, a company agent, against expenses to the extent that the company agent is successful on the merits or otherwise in any proceeding brought against the company agent by reason of the company agent serving as a company agent or serving another enterprise at the request of the limited liability company. A limited liability company shall indemnify a company agent against any debt, obligation, expense or other liability incurred by that company agent in the course of the company agent’s activities on behalf of the limited liability company or another enterprise at the request of the limited liability company, if, in making the payment or incurring the debt, obligation, expense or other liability, the company agent complied with the duties stated in sections of the act regarding limitations on distribution and standards of conduct for members and managers.

CEC Staffing Solutions, LLC’s Amended and Restated Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by CEC Staffing Solutions, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by CEC Staffing Solutions, LLC, the disposition of liability of CEC Staffing Solutions, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by CEC Staffing Solutions, LLC.

 

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Registrants formed as limited liability companies in Pennsylvania

Chapter 88, Subchapter D, Section 8848 of the Pennsylvania Uniform Limited Liability Company Law provides that a Pennsylvania limited liability company, such as Minsec Companies, LLC, Minsec Treatment, LLC, Fenton Security, LLC, and ADAPPT, LLC, shall indemnify and hold harmless a person with respect to any claim or demand against the person and any debt, obligation or other liability incurred by the person by reason of the person’s former or present capacity as a member or manager, if the claim, demand, debt, obligation or other liability does not arise from the person’s breach of the statutory provisions relating to limitations on distributions, management of the limited liability company, standards of conduct for members or standards of conduct for managers. Such indemnification shall not be made in any case where the act giving rise to the claim for indemnification is determined by a court to constitute recklessness, willful misconduct or a knowing violation of law.

Minsec Companies, LLC’s Second Amended and Restated Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Minsec Companies, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Minsec Companies, LLC, the disposition of liability of Minsec Companies, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Minsec Companies, LLC.

Minsec Treatment, LLC’s Second Amended and Restated Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Minsec Treatment, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Minsec Treatment, LLC, the disposition of liability of Minsec Treatment, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Minsec Treatment, LLC.

Fenton Security, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by Fenton Security, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by Fenton Security, LLC, the disposition of liability of Fenton Security, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by Fenton Security, LLC.

ADAPPT, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that each manager, officer and the member, each of the foregoing persons referred to as a “Covered Person,” shall be indemnified by ADAPPT, LLC to the fullest extent permitted by law against losses, judgments, liabilities, expenses and amounts incurred or paid, including attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities, by the Covered Person in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which such Covered Person shall be threatened, in connection with the acquisition of property or assets by ADAPPT, LLC, the disposition of liability of ADAPPT, LLC or the conduct of its business. Expenses incurred by any Covered Person in connection with the preparation and presentation of a defense or response to any claim, action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by ADAPPT, LLC.

Registrants incorporated as corporations in Texas

Title 1, Chapter 8 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (“TBOC”) provides CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. broad powers and authority to indemnify its directors and officers and to purchase and maintain insurance for such purposes. The TBOC provides that, subject to certain limitations, a corporation may indemnify a governing person, former governing person, or delegate who was, is, or is threatened to be made a respondent in a proceeding, to the extent that it is determined that the person acted in good faith; that the person reasonably believed, in the case of conduct in the person’s official capacity, that the person’s conduct was in the corporation’s best interests; and, in any other case, that the person’s conduct was not opposed to the corporation’s best interests; and in the case of a criminal proceeding, did not have a reasonable cause to believe the person’s conduct was unlawful. With respect to expenses, the amount of expenses other than a judgment must be reasonable.

 

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Articles of Incorporation

CiviGenics-Texas, Inc.’s Articles of Incorporation provide that the liability of directors of CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. is eliminated to the fullest extent permitted by the provisions of the Texas Business Corporation Act (“TBCA”) and by the provisions of the Texas Miscellaneous Corporation Laws Act, as the same may be amended and supplemented. The Articles of Incorporation further provide that CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. shall, to the fullest extent permitted by the provisions of Article 2.02-1 of TBCA, as the same may be amended and supplemented, indemnify any and all persons whom CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. shall have the power to indemnify under said article from and against any and all of the expenses, liabilities, or other matters referred to or covered by said article.

By-laws

CiviGenics-Texas, Inc.’s By-laws provides that except as otherwise provided in the By-laws, CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. shall indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by law an individual who is a party to a proceeding because he or she is a director or officer against liability incurred in the proceeding if: (1)(i) he or she conducted himself or herself in good faith; and (ii) he or she reasonably believed that his or her conduct was in the best interests of CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. or that his or her conduct was at least not opposed to the best interests of CiviGenics-Texas, Inc.; and (iii) in the case of any criminal proceeding, he or she had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful; or (2) he or she engaged in conduct for which he or she shall not be liable under a provision of the Articles of Incorporation authorized by the Texas Business Corporation Act or any successor provision. The By-laws further provides that a director’s or officer’s conduct with respect to an employee benefit plan for a purpose he or she reasonably believed to be in the interests of the participants in, and the beneficiaries of, the plan is conduct that satisfies the requirement that his or her conduct was at least not opposed to the best interests of CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. The By-laws also provide that the termination of a proceeding by judgement, order, settlement, or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, is not, of itself, determinative that the director or officer did not meet the relevant standard of conduct described in the By-laws. The By-laws also provide that unless ordered by a court, CiviGenics-Texas, Inc. may not indemnify a director or officer under the By-laws if his or her conduct did not satisfy the standards set forth above.

Registrants formed as limited liability companies in Wyoming

Section 17-29-408 of the Wyoming Limited Liability Company Act (“Wyoming LLC Act”) provides that a limited liability company shall indemnify for any debt, obligation or other liability incurred by a member of a member-managed company or a manager of a manager-managed company in the course of the member’s or manager’s activities on behalf of the company, if, in incurring such debt, obligation or other liability, the member or manager complied with the duties stated in the Wyoming LLC Act. The Wyoming LLC Act also provides that a limited liability company may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of a member or manager of the company against liability asserted against or incurred by the member or manager in that capacity or arising from that status.

CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC’s Operating Agreement provides that CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC shall indemnify its members for all costs, losses, liabilities, and damages paid or accrued by its members (either as members or as agents) in connection with the business of CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC or because such person is a member, to the fullest extent provided or allowed by the law of the State of Wyoming. In addition, CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC shall advance costs of participation in any proceeding to the members. The members may indemnify all other employees and agents of CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC for all costs, losses, liabilities, and damages paid or accrued by the agent or employee in connection with the business of CCC Wyoming Properties, LLC or because such person is an agent or employee, to the fullest extent provided or allowed by the laws of Wyoming.

 

Item 16. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

1.1    Form of Underwriting Agreement for Common Stock.*
1.2    Form of Underwriting Agreement for Preferred Stock.*
1.3    Form of Underwriting Agreement for Debt Securities.*
1.4    Form of Underwriting Agreement for Warrants.*
1.5    Form of Underwriting Agreement for Units.*
4.1    Form of Indenture for Senior Debt Securities.**
4.2    Form of Indenture for Subordinated Debt Securities.**
4.3    Supplemental Indenture to Form of Indenture for Senior Debt Securities.*
4.4    Supplemental Indenture to Form of Indenture for Subordinated Debt Securities.*
4.5    Form of Senior Debt Securities.*
4.6    Form of Subordinated Debt Securities.*
4.7    Form of Certificate of Designation of Preferred Stock.*
4.8    Form of Certificate for Preferred Stock.*

 

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  4.9    Form of Warrant Agreement.*
  4.10    Form of Warrant.*
  4.11    Form of Guarantee of Debt Securities.*
  4.12    Form of Unit.*
  4.13    Form of Unit Agreement.*
  5.1    Opinion of Akerman LLP.**
  5.2    Opinion of Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC, as to matters of Alaska law.**
  5.3    Opinion of Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., as to matters of Colorado law.**
  5.4    Opinion of Foley Hoag LLP, as to matters of Massachusetts law.**
  5.5    Opinion of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, as to matters of New Jersey law.**
  5.6    Opinion of Reed Smith LLP, as to matters of Pennsylvania law.**
  5.7    Opinion of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, as to matters of Texas law.**
  5.8    Opinion of Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP, as to matters of Wyoming law.**
  8.1    Opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP with respect to tax matters.**
12.1    Statement of Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.**
23.1    Consent of Grant Thornton LLP, independent registered public accounting firm.**
23.2    Consent of Akerman LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1 hereto).**
23.3    Consent of Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC (included in Exhibit 5.2 hereto).**
23.4    Consent of Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. (included in Exhibit 5.3 hereto).**
23.5    Consent of Foley Hoag LLP (included in Exhibit 5.4 hereto).**
23.6    Consent of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP (included in Exhibit 5.5 hereto).**
23.7    Consent of Reed Smith LLP (included in Exhibit 5.6 hereto).**
23.8    Consent of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (included in Exhibit 5.7 hereto).**
23.9    Consent of Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP (included in Exhibit 5.8 hereto).**
23.10    Consent of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1 hereto).**
24.1    Power of Attorney (included on signature pages hereto).**
25.1    Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility and Qualification under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 for Senior Debt Securities.**
25.2    Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility and Qualification under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 for Subordinated Debt Securities.**

 

* To be filed by post-effective amendment, as applicable, or as an exhibit to a report filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and incorporated herein by reference.
** Filed herewith.

 

Item 17. Undertakings.

(a)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

  (i) to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

  (ii) to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

  (iii) to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of this Section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

 

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  (2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

  (4) That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:

 

  (i) Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of this registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in this registration statement; and

 

  (ii) Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5) or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii) or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in this registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which the prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of this registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into this registration statement or prospectus that is part of this registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in this registration statement or prospectus that was part of this registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

  (5) That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

  (i) Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

 

  (ii) Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

  (iii) The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

  (iv) Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

(b)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to supplement the prospectus, after the expiration of the subscription period, to set forth the results of the subscription offer, the transactions by the underwriters during the subscription period, the amount of unsubscribed securities to be purchased by the underwriters, and the terms of any subsequent reoffering thereof. If any public offering by the underwriters is to be made on terms differing from those set forth on the cover page of the prospectus, a post-effective amendment will be filed to set forth the terms of such offering.

 

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(d)    Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

(e)    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission under Section 305(b)(2) of the Act.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

THE GEO GROUP, INC.
/s/ Brian R. Evans
Brian R. Evans
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and John J. Bulfin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

   Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)   October 20, 2017

/s/ Clarence E. Anthony

Clarence E. Anthony

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Anne N. Foreman

Anne N. Foreman

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Richard H. Glanton

Richard H. Glanton

  

Director

 

October 20, 2017

/s/ Christopher C. Wheeler

Christopher C. Wheeler

  

Director

 

October 20, 2017

/s/ Julie Myers Wood

Julie Myers Wood

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO RE HOLDINGS LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name: Brian R. Evans
  Title: Senior Vice President and Treasurer

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President and Secretary   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Chief Executive Officer of The GEO Group, Inc., the Sole Member and Manager of GEO RE Holdings, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Correctional Services Corporation, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Chief Executive Officer of The GEO Group, Inc., the Sole Member of Correctional Services Corporation, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO Transport, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Treasurer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President and Treasurer

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President and Controller

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ J. David Donahue

J. David Donahue

   Vice President and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Manager

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director of GEO

Acquisition II, Inc., the Sole General Partner of CPT Operating Partnership L.P., the Sole Member of Public Properties Development and Leasing LLC

  October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Manager

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director of GEO

Acquisition II, Inc., the Sole General Partner of CPT Operating Partnership L.P., the Sole Member of Correctional Properties Prison Finance LLC

  October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

CPT Operating Partnership L.P.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President and Secretary   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director of GEO

Acquisition II, Inc., the Sole General Partner of CPT Operating Partnership L.P.

  October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

CPT Limited Partner, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President and Secretary   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director of GEO

Acquisition II, Inc., the Sole Member of CPT Limited Partner, LLC

  October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO Holdings I, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO Acquisition II, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Companies, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Corrections Management, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Cornell Companies, Inc., the Sole Member of Cornell Corrections Management, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

CCG I, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Majority Member of GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC, the Sole Member of CCG I, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Corrections of Alaska, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Chairman

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Corrections of California, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Jonathan P. Swatsburg

Jonathan P. Swatsburg

   Vice President, Youth Services and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Corrections of Texas, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Jonathan P. Swatsburg

Jonathan P. Swatsburg

   Vice President, Youth Services and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Corrections of Rhode Island, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Interventions, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Jonathan P. Swatsburg

Jonathan P. Swatsburg

   Vice President, Youth Services and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Correctional Systems, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The GEO Group, Inc., the Sole Member of Correctional Systems, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Abraxas Group, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Jonathan P. Swatsburg

Jonathan P. Swatsburg

   Vice President, Youth Services and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

WBP Leasing, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Cornell Companies, Inc., the Sole Member of Cornell Corrections Management, LLC, the Sole Member of WBP Leasing, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

BII Holding Corporation
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

BII Holding I Corporation
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Behavioral Holding Corp.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Behavioral Acquisition Corp.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

B.I. Incorporated
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

MCF GP, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Cornell Companies, Inc., the Sole Member of MCF GP, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO MCF LP, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Cornell Companies, Inc., the Sole Member of GEO MCF LP, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Municipal Corrections Finance, L.P.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President and Secretary   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager of MCF GP, LLC, the Sole General Partner of Municipal Corrections Finance, L.P.   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO LEASING, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Executive and Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Sole Member of GEO Leasing, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ J. David Donahue

J. David Donahue

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Majority Member of GEO Corrections and Detention, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO Reentry Services, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   President   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Majority Member of GEO Reentry Services, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Sole Member of Cornell Abraxas Group OS, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Sole Member of Cornell Companies of California OS, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Sole Member of Cornell Companies of Texas OS, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Cornell Interventions OS, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

  

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc., the Sole Member of Cornell Interventions OS, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Protocol Criminal Justice, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Finance and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President, Finance, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Finance and Director

(Principal Executive, Financial and Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

   Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ann M. Schlarb

Ann M. Schlarb

   Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

Correctional Properties, LLC
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

Chief Executive Officer and Manager

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Manager

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ J. David Donahue

J. David Donahue

   Vice President, Operations and Manager   October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The GEO Group, Inc., the Sole Member of Correctional Properties, LLC   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO/DEL/R/02, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director (Principal Financial Officer)   October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ J. David Donahue

J. David Donahue

   Vice President, Operations and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO International Services, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017

/s/ J. David Donahue

J. David Donahue

   Vice President, Operations and Director   October 20, 2017

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boca Raton, State of Florida, on the 20th day of October, 2017.

 

GEO/DEL/T/02, Inc.
By:   /s/ Brian R. Evans
  Name:   Brian R. Evans
  Title:   Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Brian R. Evans, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and John J. Bulfin, Vice President and Secretary, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ George C. Zoley

George C. Zoley

  

President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Brian R. Evans

Brian R. Evans

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

(Principal Financial Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ Ronald A. Brack

Ronald A. Brack

  

Vice President, Accounting

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  October 20, 2017

/s/ John J. Bulfin

John J. Bulfin

   Vice President, Secretary and Director   October 20, 2017