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Security Agreement

(Collateral To Secure Debt)

1. Grant of Security Interest. [Name], residing at [address] (Borrower), grants to [name], with offices at [address] (Lender), its successors and assigns, a security interest in the following property together with any additions, attachments, and accessions that may be placed on it (Collateral): [list].

2. Purpose of Security Interest. The security interest is to secure payment of an indebtedness to Lender evidenced by a promissory note in the principal sum of ........ dollars ($........), with interest at the rate of ...... percent (......%) per annum, signed by Borrower and delivered by Borrower to Lender simultaneously with Borrower's execution, of this Agreement.

3. Borrower's Warranties and Covenants. Borrower warrants and covenants:

a. Title. Borrower is the owner of the Collateral free from any adverse lien, security interest, or encumbrance. Borrower will defend the Collateral against any claims and demands of other persons at any time claiming the Collateral or any interest in it.

b. Use. The Collateral is bought or used primarily for:

(Check one)

[ ] Personal, family, or household purposes

[ ] Farming operations

[ ] Business use

and if checked here [ ], is being acquired with the proceeds of a loan by Lender to Borrower, which Lender may disburse directly to the seller of the Collateral.

c. Location of Collateral. The Collateral will be kept at [address]. Borrower will not remove the Collateral from [state] without Lender's written consent. Borrower will promptly notify Lender of any change in the place where the Collateral is kept.

d. Location of Business. If the Collateral is bought or used primarily for business use, Borrower's place of business is [address]. Borrower will promptly notify Lender of any change in Borrower's place of business.

e. Fixtures. If the Collateral is or has been attached to real estate, a description of the real estate follows: [description], and the name of the record owner is [name]. Upon Lender's demand, Borrower will deliver to Lender disclaimers signed by parties having an interest in the real estate or any interest in the Collateral that is prior to Lender's interest.

f. Perfection of Security Interest. Borrower agrees to execute and file financing statements and do whatever may be necessary under applicable law to perfect and continue Lender's interest in the Collateral, all at Borrower's expense.

g. Sale of Collateral Prohibited. Borrower will not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the Collateral or any interest in it without Lender's prior written consent.

h. Insurance. Borrower will have and maintain insurance at all times with respect to the Collateral against such risks as Lender may require, in such form, for such periods, and written by such companies as may be satisfactory to Lender. All policies of insurance shall have indorsed on them Lender's standard payable clause or such other endorsement as Lender may from time to time request. Borrower will promptly provide Lender with evidence of such insurance. Lender is made attorney-in-fact for Borrower to obtain, adjust, settle, and cancel, in its sole discretion, such insurance and indorse and negotiate any drafts issued by the insurer to Borrower's order. If Borrower fails to provide insurance, Lender may, at Lender's option, provide such insurance.

i. No Adverse Liens; Collateral to Be Kept in Good Repair. Borrower will keep the Collateral free from any adverse lien, security interest, or encumbrance and in good order and repair, and will not waste or destroy the Collateral or any part of it. Borrower will not use or permit anyone to use the Collateral in violation of any statute, ordinance, or state or federal regulation. Lender may examine and inspect the Collateral at any time, wherever located.

j. Taxes and Assessments. Borrower will promptly pay when due all taxes and assessments upon the Collateral or for its use or operation or upon this Agreement or upon any notes evidencing Borrower's indebtedness to Lender.

4. Lender's Right to Pay Taxes. At its option, Lender may discharge taxes, liens or security interests, or other encumbrances at any time levied or placed on the Collateral, may pay for insurance on the Collateral, and may pay for the maintenance and preservation of the Collateral.

5. Borrower's Right to Possession of Collateral. Until default, Borrower may have possession of the Collateral and use it in any lawful manner not inconsistent with this Agreement and not inconsistent with any policy of insurance on the Collateral.

6. Acts or Events of Default. Borrower shall be in default under this Agreement upon the happening of any of the following events or conditions:

a. Default in Payment. Default in the payment of any indebtedness, obligation, covenant, or liability contained or referred to in this Agreement or in any note evidencing such indebtedness or obligation;

b. False Warranty, Etc. If any warranty, representation, or statement made or furnished to Lender by or on behalf of Borrower proves to have been false in any material respect when made or furnished;

c. Acceleration of Maturity of Indebtedness to Others. Any event that results in the acceleration of the maturity of Borrower's indebtedness to others under any indenture, agreement, or undertaking;

d. Loss, Theft, Etc., of Collateral. The loss, theft, or damage to, or the destruction, sale, or encumbrance of any of the Collateral, or the making of any levy, seizure, or attachment of the Collateral; or

e. Death, Insolvency, Etc., of Borrower. The death, dissolution, termination of existence, insolvency, business failure, appointment of a receiver of any part of the property of, assignment for the benefit of creditors by, or the commencement of any proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws by or against Borrower or any guarantor or surety for Borrower, or the entry of any judgment against them, or the failure of any guarantor or surety for Borrower to provide Lender with financial information promptly when requested by Lender.

7. Rights of Lender Upon Default. Upon the occurrence of any act or event of default, Lender may declare Borrower's indebtedness secured by this Agreement and the promissory note evidencing Borrower's indebtedness immediately due and payable and shall have the remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code of [state]. Lender may require Borrower to assemble the Collateral and make it available to Lender at a place designated by Lender that is reasonably convenient to both parties. Unless the Collateral is perishable or threatens to decline speedily in value or is of a type customarily sold on a recognized market, Lender will give Borrower reasonable notice of the time after which any private sale or any other intended disposition thereof is to be made. The requirements of reasonable notice shall be met if the notice is mailed, postage prepaid, to Borrower's address shown at the beginning of this Agreement, at least five days before the time of the sale or disposition. The expenses of retaking, holding, preparing for sale, selling, or the like shall include Lender's reasonable attorney fees and legal expenses.

8. Waiver of Lender's Rights. Lender shall not be deemed to have waived any of Lender's rights under this Agreement or under any other writing signed by Borrower unless the waiver is in writing and signed by Lender. No delay or omission on the part of Lender in exercising any right shall operate as a waiver of such right or any other right. A waiver on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to or waiver of any right or remedy on any future occasion.

9. Lender's Remedies Cumulative. All of Lender's rights and remedies, whether evidenced by this Agreement or by any other writing are cumulative and may be exercised separately or concurrently.

10. Lender's Notices. Any demand upon or notice to Borrower that Lender may give shall be effective when addressed and mailed to Borrower's address set out in Paragraph 1 or such other address that Borrower may notify Lender of in writing.

11. Agreement Binding. This Agreement and all rights and liabilities under it and in the indebtedness secured by it and the Collateral described in it shall inure to the benefit of Lender, its successors and assigns, and shall be binding upon Borrower and Borrower's heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns.

12. Termination of Agreement. This Agreement shall terminate immediately upon the full payment of the indebtedness secured by this Agreement together with all interests and other costs and fees provided for in the Agreement or in the promissory note evidencing the indebtedness.

13. Lender's Expenses. Borrower shall pay to Lender on demand, together with interest at the highest rate allowed by law, any and all expenses, including legal expenses and reasonable attorney fees, reasonably incurred or expended by Lender in the insurance, discharge of encumbrances, protection, storage, maintenance, and liquidation of the Collateral and in the collection or attempted collection of proceeds from the Collateral and in protecting and enforcing the covenants and other rights of Lender under this Agreement.

14. Illegality of Part of Agreement. If any portion of this Agreement is held to be illegal, then only that portion is void and not the entire Agreement.

15. Joint and Several Liability. If this Agreement is signed by two or more persons, they shall be jointly and severally liable thereunder.

16. Date of Agreement. This Agreement was signed by Borrower and delivered to Lender on [date].





*** If Required By State Law ***

This Section for Notary:


State of _________

County of ________ [County]

On [Date] before me, [Name of Notary], notary, personally appeared [Name of Person(s) Involved], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.

Signature ________

My commission expires: _____