January 2017

Public Hearing Notice

AMERICA’S CENTRAL PORT DISTRICT 2017 PROMISSORY NOTE

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on behalf of America’s Central Port District (the “Port District”) on February 7, 2017, at 10:00 AM, in the Main Conference Room, 1635 West First Street, Granite City, Illinois 62040, with respect to the above captioned note to be issued by the Port District in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $20 Million (the “Note”).  The proceeds of the Note will be utilized for: (i) the current refunding of the Port District’s Promissory Note dated July 16, 2014 (the “2014 Note”), (ii) the current refunding of the Port District’s Promissory Note dated April 15, 2015 (the “2015 Note” and together with the 2014 Note, the “Prior Notes”), (iii) funding a reserve fund for the Note, and (iv) paying costs of issuance of the Note.

The proceeds of the Prior Notes were utilized to finance a portion of the Port District’s South Harbor Project, including the construction, improvement and equipping of a general cargo bulkhead dock, a truck and rail loadout facility, mooring structures, deck barges and other related facilities and equipment, located just south of Lock No. 27 on the Mississippi River in the City of Madison, Illinois (the “Prior Project”).  The Note is not payable out of taxes and is payable solely from revenues of the Port District.

All interested persons are invited to attend such public hearing to express their views with respect to the Note and the refinancing of the Prior Project through the refunding of the Prior Notes.  Any interested persons unable to attend the hearing may submit their views, in writing, to the Executive Director of the Port District prior to the date scheduled for the hearing via FAX at

618-452-3402.     This  notice  is  published  and  the  hearing  is  held  in  satisfaction  of  the requirements of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.