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Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust SEC Filing Form 10-K Annual report 2/2017, submited: 2017-06-16

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Form 10-K

A 10-K is a comprehensive summary report of a company's performance that must be submitted annually to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Typically, the 10-K contains much more detail than the annual report. It includes information such as company history, organizational structure, equity, holdings, earnings per share, subsidiaries, etc.

The 10-K must be filed within 60 days (it used to be 90 days) after the end of the fiscal year.

10-K 1 t1701805x4_10k.htm FORM 10-K

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

(Mark One)

 

xANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017

 

OR

 

¨TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                to              

 

 

 

333-183223-09
(Commission File Number of issuing entity)

Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust

(Exact name of issuing entity specified in its charter)
Central Index Key Number of issuing entity: 0001624873

 

333-183223
(Commission File Number of depositor)

American Honda Receivables LLC

(Exact name of depositor as specified in its charter)
Central Index Key Number of depositor: 0000890975

 

American Honda Finance Corporation

(Exact name of sponsor as specified in its charter)
Central Index Key Number of sponsor: 0000864270

  

Delaware 47-6527817
(State or other jurisdiction of organization
of the issuing entity)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

c/o American Honda Receivables LLC

20800 Madrona Avenue

Torrance, CA

90503
(Address of principal executive offices of the issuing entity) (Zip Code)

 

(310) 972-2511

(Telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ¨ No x

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes ¨ No x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ¨ No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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. (Check one):

 

Large Accelerated Filer ¨ Accelerated Filer ¨
   
Non-Accelerated Filer x 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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

Registrant has no voting or non-voting class of common equity outstanding and held by nonaffiliates as of the date of this report, or as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter.

  

 

 

 

 

 

PART I

 

The following items have been omitted in accordance with General Instruction J to Form 10-K:

 

(a)Item 1, Business
(b)Item 1A, Risk Factors
(c)Item 2, Properties
(d)Item 3, Legal Proceedings

 

Item 1B.Unresolved Staff Comments.

 

Not applicable

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable

 

Substitute information provided in accordance with General Instruction J to Form 10-K:

 

Item 1112(b) of Regulation AB.    Significant Obligors of Pool Assets (Financial Information).

 

No single obligor represents more than 10% of the pool assets held by Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust (the “Trust”).

 

Item 1114(b)(2) of Regulation AB.    Credit Enhancement and Other Support, Except for Certain Derivatives Instruments (Information Regarding Significant Enhancement Providers).

 

No entity or group of affiliated entities provides any external credit enhancement or other support with respect to either payment on the pool assets held by the Trust or payments on the notes (the “Notes”) or certificates (the “Certificates”) issued by the Trust.

 

Item 1115(b) of Regulation AB.    Certain Derivatives Instruments (Financial Information).

 

No entity or group of affiliated entities provides any derivative instruments that are used to alter the payment characteristics of the cashflows from the Trust.

 

Item 1117 of Regulation AB.    Legal Proceedings.

 

No legal proceedings are pending, and no proceedings are known to be contemplated by governmental authorities, against any of the following companies: American Honda Finance Corporation (the “Sponsor”), American Honda Receivables LLC (the “Depositor”), U.S. Bank Trust National Association (the “Owner Trustee”) or the Trust, or of which any property of the foregoing is the subject, that are or would be material to holders of the Notes or the Certificates.

 

Citibank, N.A. (the “Indenture Trustee”) has provided the additional information contained in the following paragraphs for purposes of compliance with Regulation AB.

 

“Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) is acting as indenture trustee for the Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust.  In the ordinary course of business, Citibank is involved in a number of legal proceedings, including in connection with its role as trustee of certain residential mortgage-backed security (“RMBS”) transactions.  One such proceeding was a civil action filed against Citibank in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on June 18, 2014 by a group of investors in 48 private-label RMBS trusts for which Citibank serves or did serve as trustee, asserting claims for alleged violations of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (“TIA”), breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence based on Citibank’s alleged failure to perform its duties as trustee for the 48 RMBS trusts.  On November 24, 2014, plaintiffs sought leave to withdraw this action.  On the same day, a smaller subset of similar plaintiff investors in 27 private-label RMBS trusts for which Citibank serves or did serve as trustee, filed a new civil action against Citibank in the Southern District of New York asserting similar claims as the prior action filed in state court. In January 2015, the court closed plaintiffs’ original state court action. Citibank’s motion to dismiss

 

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the federal complaint was fully briefed as of May 13, 2015. On September 8, 2015, the federal court dismissed all claims as to 24 of the 27 trusts and allowed certain of the claims to proceed as to the other three trusts. Subsequently, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed all claims with respect to two of the three trusts. Subsequently, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed all claims with respect to two of the three trusts. On April 7, 2017, Citibank filed a motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs filed its consolidated opposition brief and cross motion for partial summary judgment on May 22, 2017.

 

On November 24, 2015, the same investors that brought the federal case brought a new civil action in the Supreme Court of the State of New York related to 25 private-label RMBS trusts for which Citibank allegedly serves or did serve as trustee. This case includes the 24 trusts previously dismissed in the federal action, and one additional trust. The investors assert claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of duty to avoid conflicts of interest, and violation of New York’s Streit Act.

 

Citibank’s motion to dismiss was fully briefed as of April 15, 2016. Following oral argument on Citibank’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on August 5, 2016. Citibank’s motion to dismiss the amended complaint was fully briefed as of October 21, 2016. We await a decision.

 

On August 19, 2015, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) as Receiver for a financial institution filed a civil action against Citibank in the Southern District of New York. This action relates to one private-label RMBS trust for which Citibank formerly served as trustee. FDIC asserts claims for breach of contract, violation of the Streit Act, and violation of the TIA. Citibank briefed motion to dismiss with two other Banks, entities that have also been sued by FDIC in their capacity as trustee, and whose cases are also in front of Judge Carter. Defendants’ joint motion to dismiss was fully briefed as of March 22, 2016. On September 30, 2016, the Court granted Citibank’s motion to dismiss the complaint without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. On October 14, 2016, FDIC filed a motion for reargument or relief from judgment from the Court’s dismissal order. On October 25, 2016, the court granted leave for defendants to file an opposition brief. Defendants filed their opposition on November 15, 2016 and Plaintiff filed its reply brief on November 22, 2016. We await a decision from the Court on plaintiff’s motion.

 

There can be no assurances as to the outcome of litigation or the possible impact of litigation on the trustee or the RMBS trusts.  However, Citibank denies liability and intends to vigorously defend against the litigation.  Furthermore, neither the above-disclosed litigation nor any other pending legal proceeding involving Citibank will materially affect Citibank’s ability to perform its duties as indenture trustee under the indenture for the Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust transaction.”

 

PART II

 

The following items have been omitted in accordance with General Instruction J to Form 10-K:

 

(a)Item 5, Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
(b)Item 6, Selected Financial Data
(c)Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
(d)Item 7A, Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
(e)Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
(f)Item 9, Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
(g)Item 9A, Controls and Procedures

 

Item 9B.Other Information.

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART III

 

The following items have been omitted in accordance with General Instruction J to Form 10-K:

 

(a)Item 10, Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
(b)Item 11, Executive Compensation
(c)Item 12, Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
(d)Item 13, Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
(e)Item 14, Principal Accountant Fees and Services

 

Substitute information provided in accordance with General Instruction J to Form 10-K:

 

Item 1119 of Regulation AB.    Affiliations and Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.

 

The information required by Item 1119 of Regulation AB has been omitted from this report on Form 10-K in reliance on the Instruction to Item 1119.

 

Item 1122 of Regulation AB.    Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria.

 

The Sponsor (in its role as servicer) and the Indenture Trustee (together, the “Servicing Parties”) have each been identified by the registrant as a party participating in the servicing function with respect to the asset pool held by the Trust. Each of the Servicing Parties has completed a report on an assessment of compliance with the servicing criteria applicable to it (each, a “Servicing Report”), which Servicing Reports are attached as exhibits to this Form 10-K. In addition, each of the Servicing Parties has provided an attestation report (each, an “Attestation Report”) by one or more registered public accounting firms, which Attestation Reports are also attached as exhibits to this Form 10-K. Neither of the Servicing Reports prepared by the Sponsor or the Indenture Trustee, or the Attestation Reports provided by the Sponsor or the Indenture Trustee, has identified any material instance of noncompliance with the servicing criteria applicable to the respective Servicing Party.

 

Item 1123 of Regulation AB.    Servicer Compliance Statement.

 

The Sponsor (in its role as servicer) has been identified by the registrant as a servicer with respect to the asset pool held by the Trust. The Sponsor has completed a statement of compliance with applicable servicing criteria (a “Compliance Statement”), signed by an authorized officer of the Sponsor. The Compliance Statement is attached as an exhibit to this Form 10-K.

 

PART IV

 

Item 15.Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

 

(a)(1) Not applicable.
   
(a)(2) Not applicable.
   
(a)(3) The exhibits filed in response to Item 601 of Regulation S-K are listed in Item 15(b) below.
   
(b) Exhibits required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K.

 

The exhibits listed below are either included or incorporated by reference as indicated:

 

Exhibit 3.1 – Certificate of Formation of the Depositor, filed with the secretary of state of Delaware on March 16, 2011, incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-173202), filed with the SEC by the Depositor on April 25, 2011.

 

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Exhibit 3.2 – Limited Liability Company Agreement of the Depositor, in effect since March 28, 2011, incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-173202), filed with the SEC by the Depositor on April 25, 2011.

 

Exhibit 4.1 – Indenture, dated November 26, 2014, between Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust and Citibank, N.A., as indenture trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 4.2 – Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, between American Honda Receivables LLC and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as owner trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 31.1 – Certification of senior officer in charge of the servicing function of the servicer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

Exhibit 33.1 – Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of American Honda Finance Corporation.

 

Exhibit 33.2 – Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of Citibank, N.A.

 

Exhibit 34.1 – Attestation Report on Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of KPMG LLP, on behalf of American Honda Finance Corporation.

 

Exhibit 34.2 – Attestation Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of KPMG LLP, on behalf of Citibank, N.A.

 

Exhibit 35.1 – Servicing Compliance Statement of American Honda Finance Corporation.

 

Exhibit 99.1 – Sale and Servicing Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, among Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust, American Honda Receivables LLC and American Honda Finance Corporation, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 99.2 – Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, between American Honda Finance Corporation and American Honda Receivables LLC, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.2 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 99.3 – Administration Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, among Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust, American Honda Finance Corporation, American Honda Receivables LLC and Citibank, N.A., as indenture trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.3 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 99.4 – Control Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, among American Honda Receivables LLC, Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust, American Honda Finance Corporation, and Citibank, N.A., as indenture trustee, as assignee-secured party, and as securities intermediary, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.4 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

(c)Not applicable.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust
     
  By: American Honda Finance Corporation, as Servicer
     
  By:     /s/ Paul C. Honda
     
    Paul C. Honda
     
Date: June 16, 2017   Vice President and Assistant Secretary (senior officer in charge of the servicing function)

 

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED WITH REPORTS FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE ACT BY REGISTRANTS WHICH HAVE NOT REGISTERED SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 12 OF THE ACT.

 

No annual report to security holders, proxy statement, form of proxy or other proxy soliciting material has been sent to security holders or is anticipated to be furnished to security holders subsequent to the filing of this annual report on Form 10-K.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit   Description

 

Exhibit 3.1 – Certificate of Formation of the Depositor, filed with the secretary of state of Delaware on March 16, 2011, incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-173202), filed with the SEC by the Depositor on April 25, 2011.

 

Exhibit 3.2 – Limited Liability Company Agreement of the Depositor, in effect since March 28, 2011, incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-173202), filed with the SEC by the Depositor on April 25, 2011.

 

Exhibit 4.1 – Indenture, dated November 26, 2014, between Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust and Citibank, N.A., as indenture trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 4.2 – Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, between American Honda Receivables LLC and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as owner trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 31.1 – Certification of senior officer in charge of the servicing function of the servicer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

Exhibit 33.1 – Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of American Honda Finance Corporation.

 

Exhibit 33.2 – Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of Citibank, N.A.

 

Exhibit 34.1 – Attestation Report on Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of KPMG LLP, on behalf of American Honda Finance Corporation.

 

Exhibit 34.2 – Attestation Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria for Asset-Backed Securities of KPMG LLP, on behalf of Citibank, N.A.

 

Exhibit 35.1 – Servicing Compliance Statement of American Honda Finance Corporation.

 

Exhibit 99.1 – Sale and Servicing Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, among Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust, American Honda Receivables LLC and American Honda Finance Corporation, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 99.2 – Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, between American Honda Finance Corporation and American Honda Receivables LLC, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.2 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 99.3 – Administration Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, among Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust, American Honda Finance Corporation, American Honda Receivables LLC and Citibank, N.A., as indenture trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.3 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

Exhibit 99.4 – Control Agreement, dated November 26, 2014, among American Honda Receivables LLC, Honda Auto Receivables 2014-4 Owner Trust, American Honda Finance Corporation, and Citibank, N.A., as indenture trustee, as assignee-secured party, and as securities intermediary, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.4 on Form 8-K dated November 26, 2014, and filed by the registrant on November 26, 2014.

 

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