ORS 75.1180¹
Security interest of issuer or nominated person

(1) An issuer or nominated person has a security interest in a document presented under a letter of credit to the extent that the issuer or nominated person honors or gives value for the presentation.

(2) As long as and to the extent that an issuer or nominated person has not been reimbursed or has not otherwise recovered the value given with respect to a security interest in a document under subsection (1) of this section, the security interest continues and is subject to ORS chapter 79, but:

(a) A security agreement is not necessary to make the security interest enforceable under ORS 79.0203 (UCC 9-203. Attachment and enforceability of security interest) (2)(c);

(b) If the document is presented in a medium other than a written or other tangible medium, the security interest is perfected; and

(c) If the document is presented in a written or other tangible medium and is not a certificated security, chattel paper, a document of title, an instrument, or a letter of credit, the security interest is perfected and has priority over a conflicting security interest in the document as long as the debtor does not have possession of the document. [2001 c.445 §148]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 75—Letters of Credit, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors75.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information