Rule 144A Debt Offering vs. 4(a)(2) Debt Placement 
This chart briefly summarizes some of the principal differences between a traditional Rule 144A offering of debt securities and an institutional (or “insurance”) private placement of securities.


Comparison of Financing Alternatives
This chart compares and contrasts in summary form different securities offering methodologies for the offer of debt securities by an entity that is not an SEC-reporting company.


Comparison of Offering Alternatives for Financial Institutions                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This chart provides a summary comparison of alternative financing approaches that may be useful to non-U.S.-domiciled financial institutions with U.S. branches or subsidiaries.


Comparison of Debt Financing Alternatives 
Oftentimes, a domestic (U.S.) or foreign (non-U.S.-domiciled) entity, including a bank or bank holding company, may consider funding alternatives, including the issuance of debt securities to U.S. investors.  In this chart we summarize some of the principal features and considerations to be taken into account when choosing among issuing debt securities pursuant to a registration statement, in reliance on the Section 3(a)(2) exemption for bank-issued securities, and in reliance on Rule 144A in a traditional Rule 144A offering involving an initial purchaser.