2020 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 05. Letters of Credit
Sec. 45.05.114. Assignment of proceeds.
(a) In this section, “proceeds of a letter of credit” means the cash, check, accepted draft, or other item of value paid or delivered upon honor or giving of value by the issuer or a nominated person under the letter of credit. The term does not include a beneficiary's drawing rights or documents presented by the beneficiary.
(b) A beneficiary may assign its right to part or all of the proceeds of a letter of credit. The beneficiary may do so before presentation as a present assignment of the beneficiary's right to receive proceeds contingent upon the beneficiary's compliance with the terms and conditions of the letter of credit.
(c) An issuer or nominated person need not recognize an assignment of proceeds of a letter of credit until the issuer or nominated person consents to the assignment.
(d) An issuer or nominated person does not have an obligation to give or withhold its consent to an assignment of proceeds of a letter of credit, but consent may not be unreasonably withheld if the assignee possesses and exhibits the letter of credit and if presentation of the letter of credit is a condition to honor.
(e) Rights of a transferee beneficiary or nominated person are independent of the beneficiary's assignment of the proceeds of a letter of credit and are superior to the assignee's right to the proceeds.
(f) Neither the rights recognized by this section between an assignee and an issuer, transferee beneficiary, or nominated person nor the issuer's or nominated person's payment of proceeds to an assignee or a third person affect the rights between the assignee and a person other than the issuer, transferee beneficiary, or nominated person. The mode of creating and perfecting a security interest in or granting an assignment of a beneficiary's rights to proceeds is governed by AS 45.29 or other law. As against a person other than the issuer, transferee beneficiary, or nominated person, the rights and obligations arising on the creation of a security interest and its perfection, or other assignment of a beneficiary's rights to proceeds, are governed by AS 45.29 or other law.