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1 SEC Form S-4/A
2 SEC Form OPINION OF WILLKIE FARR |||AND||| GALLAGHER
3 SEC Form EXHIBIT 5.2
4 SEC Form OPINION OF WILLKIE FARR |||AND||| GALLAGHER (TAX MATTERS)
5 SEC Form EXHIBIT 23.1

S-4/A

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     AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON APRIL 23, 1998
    
                                                      REGISTRATION NO. 333-43979
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
                            ------------------------
 
   
                                AMENDMENT NO. 2
                                       TO
                                    FORM S-4
                             REGISTRATION STATEMENT
                                     UNDER
                           THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
    
                            ------------------------
 
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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                NEW JERSEY                                     7011                                     22-3213714
     (State or other jurisdiction of               (Primary Standard Industrial                      (I.R.S. Employer
      incorporation or organization)               Classification Code Number)                     Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
        2500 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                                   PRESIDENT
                       TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY HOLDING, INC.
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
                         ------------------------------
 
                      TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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             DELAWARE                              9999                             22-3550202
 (State or other jurisdiction of       (Primary Standard Industrial              (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)       Classification Code Number)             Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
        2500 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                     PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
                      TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
                         ------------------------------
 
                        TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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             DELAWARE                              9999                             13-3592880
 (State or other jurisdiction of       (Primary Standard Industrial              (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)       Classification Code Number)             Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
        2500 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                                   PRESIDENT
                        TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
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                         TRUMP CASINO SERVICES, L.L.C.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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            NEW JERSEY                             9999                             22-3446804
 (State or other jurisdiction of       (Primary Standard Industrial              (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)       Classification Code Number)             Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
        2500 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                                   PRESIDENT
                        TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
                         ------------------------------
 
                          TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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            NEW JERSEY                             9999                             22-3526602
 (State or other jurisdiction of       (Primary Standard Industrial              (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)       Classification Code Number)             Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
        2500 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                                   PRESIDENT
                        TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
                         ------------------------------
 
                             TRUMP PLAZA ASSOCIATES
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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            NEW JERSEY                             7011                             22-3241643
 (State or other jurisdiction of       (Primary Standard Industrial              (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)       Classification Code Number)             Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
        2500 BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                                   PRESIDENT
                        TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
                         ------------------------------
 
                           TRUMP TAJ MAHAL ASSOCIATES
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
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<S>                                 <C>                                 <C>
            NEW JERSEY                             7011                             13-3469507
 (State or other jurisdiction of       (Primary Standard Industrial              (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)       Classification Code Number)             Identification No.)
</TABLE>
 
      1000 THE BOARDWALK, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401, (609) 441-6060
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
                         ------------------------------
 
                               NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
                                   PRESIDENT
                        TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
                                 2500 BOARDWALK
                        ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 08401
                                 (609) 441-6060
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
                         ------------------------------
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                                WITH A COPY TO:
 
                             DANIEL D. RUBINO, ESQ.
                            WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER
                              ONE CITICORP CENTER
                              153 EAST 53RD STREET
                            NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022
                                 (212) 821-8000
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   APPROXIMATE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PROPOSED SALE OF THE SECURITIES TO THE
                                    PUBLIC:
  As soon as practicable after this Registration Statement becomes effective.
 
    If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered in
connection with the formation of a holding company and there is compliance with
General Instruction G, check the following box.  / /
                            ------------------------
 
    THE REGISTRANTS HEREBY AMEND THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON SUCH DATE OR
DATES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DELAY ITS EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL THE REGISTRANTS
SHALL FILE A FURTHER AMENDMENT THAT SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THIS REGISTRATION
STATEMENT SHALL THEREAFTER BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8(A) OF
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR UNTIL THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT
SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON SUCH DATE AS THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION,
ACTING PURSUANT TO SAID SECTION 8(A), MAY DETERMINE.
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                  SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED APRIL 23, 1998
    
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS SUBJECT TO COMPLETION OR AMENDMENT. A
REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATING TO THESE SECURITIES HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. THESE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE SOLD NOR MAY
OFFERS TO BUY BE ACCEPTED PRIOR TO THE TIME THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT BECOMES
EFFECTIVE. THIS PROSPECTUS SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE
SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF THESE SECURITIES
IN ANY STATE IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR
TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH STATE.
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PROSPECTUS
 
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                      TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
 
  OFFER TO EXCHANGE $1,000 IN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 11 1/4% FIRST MORTGAGE NOTES
                          (TAC II) DUE 2006, SERIES B
FOR EACH $1,000 IN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF OUTSTANDING 11 1/4% FIRST MORTGAGE NOTES
                          (TAC II) DUE 2006, SERIES A
                            ------------------------
 
    Trump Atlantic City Associates, a New Jersey general partnership ("Trump
AC"), Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Funding II"
and, collectively with Trump AC, the "Issuers"), and the Guarantors (as defined)
hereby offer to exchange (the "Exchange Offer") up to $75,000,000 in aggregate
principal amount of their 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series
B (the "Exchange Notes") for up to $75,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of
their outstanding 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series A
issued in reliance upon an exemption from registration under the Securities Act
of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") (the "Original Notes" and, together
with the Exchange Notes, the "Notes"). Funding II is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Trump AC. Trump AC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump Hotels & Casino
Resorts Holdings, L.P. ("THCR Holdings"), which in turn is a subsidiary of Trump
Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. ("THCR").
 
    The terms of the Exchange Notes will be substantially identical in all
respects (including principal amount, interest rate, maturity and ranking) to
the terms of the Original Notes for which they may be exchanged pursuant to the
Exchange Offer, except that (i) the Exchange Notes will be freely transferable
by holders thereof (except as provided below) and (ii) the Exchange Notes will
be issued without any covenant of the Issuers regarding registration. The
Exchange Notes will be issued under the indenture governing the Original Notes.
The Exchange Notes will be, and the Original Notes are, senior secured
obligations of the Issuers and will be and are fully and unconditionally
guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior basis by Trump Plaza Associates
("Plaza Associates"), Trump Taj Mahal Associates ("Taj Associates") and all
other existing and future Subsidiaries (as defined) of Trump AC (collectively,
the "Guarantors" and, together with the Issuers, the "Registrants"), other than
Trump Atlantic City Funding, Inc. ("Trump AC Funding"), which is one of the
issuers of the TAC I Notes (as defined), Funding II, which is one of the
Issuers, and Trump Atlantic City Funding III, Inc. ("Funding III"), which is one
of the issuers of the TAC III Notes (as defined). The Exchange Notes will rank
PARI PASSU with and be substantially similar to the outstanding $1.2 billion of
11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes due 2006 (the "TAC I Notes") of Trump AC and Trump
AC Funding and the $25 million of TAC III Notes of Trump AC and Funding III.
Funding II and Funding III are guarantors of the TAC I Notes.
 
   
    The Notes will bear interest from and including their respective dates of
issuance. Holders of Notes (each, a "Holder") whose Original Notes are accepted
for exchange will receive accrued interest thereon to, but not including, the
date of issuance of the Exchange Notes, such interest to be payable with the
first interest payment on the Exchange Notes, but will not receive any payment
in respect of interest on the Original Notes accrued after the issuance of the
Exchange Notes. Interest on the Notes will be payable in cash, semi-annually in
arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year, commencing May 1, 1998. The Notes
will mature on May 1, 2006. The Notes are not redeemable prior to May 1, 2001,
other than pursuant to a Required Regulatory Redemption (as defined).
Thereafter, the Notes may be redeemed at the redemption prices set forth herein,
together with accrued and unpaid interest and Liquidated Damages (as defined),
if any, to the date of redemption. Trump AC's consolidated outstanding
indebtedness for borrowed money at December 31, 1997 is approximately $1.31
billion, consisting of $1.2 billion of TAC I Notes, $75.0 million of Notes,
$25.0 million of TAC III Notes, $3.2 million of other senior indebtedness and
approximately $8.1 million of other indebtedness. Assuming that the Initial
Offering and the Concurrent Initial Offering had been consummated on January 15,
1997, Trump AC's ratio of consolidated earnings to fixed charges on a pro forma
basis would have been insufficient to cover fixed charges by $25.3 million for
the year ended December 31, 1997. As of December 31, 1997, approximately $1.23
billion of outstanding indebtedness ranks senior to or PARI PASSU with the
Notes, consisting of $1.2 billion of TAC I Notes, $25.0 million of TAC III Notes
and $3.2 million of other senior indebtedness. For a complete description of the
terms of the Exchange Notes, including provisions relating to
 
                                             (COVER CONTINUED ON FOLLOWING PAGE)
    
 
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    SEE "RISK FACTORS" ON PAGE 17 FOR A DESCRIPTION OF CERTAIN FACTORS THAT
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BY PARTICIPANTS IN THE EXCHANGE OFFER.
 
THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SECURITIES AND
EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION NOR HAS THE
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION
       PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY
                REPRESENTA     TION TO THE CONTRARY IS A
                               CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
 
NEITHER THE NEW JERSEY CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION NOR ANY OTHER REGULATORY
       AUTHORITY HAS PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS
       PROSPECTUS. ANY     REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS
                                   UNLAWFUL.
                            ------------------------
 
   
                 The date of this Prospectus is April   , 1998
    
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    (COVER CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE)
    
 
the ability of the Issuers to create indebtedness that is senior or PARI PASSU
to the Exchange Notes, see "Description of the Notes." There will be no cash
proceeds to the Issuers from the Exchange Offer.
 
    The Issuers' payment obligations under the Notes, and the guarantees thereof
by Plaza Associates and Taj Associates, will be secured on a senior basis by
substantially all of the real and personal property owned or leased by Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates. The liens securing the Notes will be (i)
subordinate to the liens securing approximately $5.0 million of senior
indebtedness and (ii) PARI PASSU with the liens on property of Taj Associates
and Plaza Associates securing the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes. The Notes
will not be secured by a pledge of the equity of any subsidiary of THCR
Holdings, which equity has been pledged for the exclusive benefit of the Senior
Notes (as defined).
 
    The Original Notes were originally issued and sold on December 10, 1997 in a
transaction not registered under the Securities Act in reliance upon the
exemption provided in Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 144A of the
Securities Act (the "Initial Offering"). Accordingly, the Original Notes may not
be reoffered, resold or otherwise pledged, hypothecated or transferred in the
United States unless so registered or unless an applicable exemption from the
registration requirements of the Securities Act is available. Based upon
interpretations by the Staff (the "Staff") of the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "Commission") issued to third parties, the Issuers believe that
the Exchange Notes issued pursuant to the Exchange Offer in exchange for the
Original Notes may be offered for resale, resold and otherwise transferred by
Holders thereof (other than any Holder which is (i) an "affiliate" of the
Issuers within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act, (ii) a
broker-dealer who acquired Original Notes directly from the Issuers or (iii) a
broker-dealer who acquired Original Notes as a result of market making or other
trading activities) without compliance with the registration and prospectus
delivery provisions of the Securities Act provided that such Exchange Notes are
acquired in the ordinary course of such Holder's business and such Holders are
not engaged in, and do not intend to engage in, and have no arrangement or
understanding with any person to participate in, a distribution of such Exchange
Notes. Each broker-dealer that receives Exchange Notes for its own account
pursuant to the Exchange Offer must acknowledge that it will deliver a
prospectus in connection with any resale of such Exchange Notes. The Letter of
Transmittal accompanying this prospectus (the "Letter of Transmittal") states
that by so acknowledging and by delivering a prospectus, a broker-dealer will
not be deemed to admit that it is an "underwriter" within the meaning of the
Securities Act. Broker-dealers who acquired Original Notes as a result of market
making or other trading activities may use this Prospectus, as supplemented or
amended, in connection with resales of the Exchange Notes. The Issuers have
agreed that, for a period not to exceed 180 days after the Exchange Date (as
defined), they will make this Prospectus available to any broker-dealer for use
in connection with any such resale. Any Holder that cannot rely upon such
interpretations must comply with the registration and prospectus delivery
requirements of the Securities Act in connection with a secondary resale
transaction.
 
    The Exchange Notes will constitute a new issue of securities with no
established trading market. Any Original Notes not tendered and accepted in the
Exchange Offer will remain outstanding. To the extent that Original Notes are
tendered and accepted in the Exchange Offer, a Holder's ability to sell
untendered, and tendered but unaccepted, Original Notes could be adversely
affected. Following consummation of the Exchange Offer, the Holders of Original
Notes will continue to be subject to the existing restrictions on transfer
thereof and the Issuers will have no further obligation to such Holders to
provide for the registration under the Securities Act of the Original Notes
except under certain limited circumstances. See "Original Notes Registration
Rights." No assurance can be given as to the liquidity of the trading market for
either the Original Notes or the Exchange Notes.
 
    The Exchange Offer is not conditioned upon any minimum aggregate principal
amount of Original Notes being tendered for exchange. The Exchange Offer will
expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on       , 1998, unless extended (the
"Expiration Date"). The date of acceptance for exchange of the Original Notes
(the "Exchange Date") will be the first business day following the Expiration
Date, upon surrender of the Original Notes. Original Notes tendered pursuant to
the Exchange Offer may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Date;
otherwise such tenders are irrevocable. The maximum period of time that the
Exchange Offer can remain in effect without incurring Liquidated Damages is 45
days.
 
    Concurrent with the Exchange Offer, Trump AC, Funding III, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Trump AC, and the Guarantors are offering to exchange (the
"Concurrent Exchange Offer") up to $25,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of
their 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC III) due 2006, Series B (the "TAC III
Exchange Notes") for up to $25,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of their
outstanding 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC III) due 2006, Series A (the "TAC
III Original Notes" and, together with the TAC III Exchange Notes, the "TAC III
Notes") issued in reliance upon an exemption from registration under the
Securities Act. The TAC III Notes will rank PARI PASSU with and be substantially
similar to the Notes, except the ability of holders of the TAC III Notes to
require Trump AC to repurchase the TAC III Notes in the event of an Asset Sale
Offer or a Change of Control Offer (each as defined) will be subject to and
conditioned on (i) the prior rights of holders of TAC I Notes and Notes to
require such repurchase of their securities and (ii) compliance with provisions
in the TAC I Note Indenture (as defined) and the Note Indenture (as defined)
that limit certain restricted payments, including the acquisition of
indebtedness (including the TAC III Notes).
 
    The initial purchaser (the "Initial Purchaser") of the Original Notes is
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation. An affiliate of the Initial
Purchaser is a secured creditor of Donald J. Trump ("Trump").
 
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                             AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 
    The Issuers and the Guarantors have filed with the Commission a Registration
Statement on Form S-4 (the "Registration Statement," which term shall include
all amendments, exhibits, annexes and schedules thereto) pursuant to the
Securities Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, covering
the Exchange Notes being offered hereby. This Prospectus does not contain all
the information set forth in the Registration Statement, certain parts of which
are omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commission.
Statements made in this Prospectus as to the contents of any contract, agreement
or other document referred to in the Registration Statement are not necessarily
complete. With respect to each such contract, agreement or other document filed
as an exhibit to the Registration Statement, reference is made to the exhibit
for a more complete description of the matter involved, and each such statement
shall be deemed qualified in its entirety by such reference.
 
    The Issuers are subject to the informational requirements of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and, in accordance
therewith, file reports and other information required by the Commission.
Periodic reports and other information filed by the Issuers with the Commission
may be inspected at the public reference facilities maintained by the Commission
at Room 1024, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549, or at its regional
offices located at Citicorp Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1400,
Chicago, Illinois 60661 and Seven World Trade Center, Suite 1300, New York, New
York 10048. The Commission maintains a Web site that contains reports, proxy and
information statements and other information regarding companies that file
electronically with the Commission. The address of such site is
http://www.sec.gov. Copies of such material can also be obtained from Trump AC
upon request. Any such request should be directed to the Secretary of Trump AC
at 2500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08301, telephone number (609)
441-6060.
 
    The Issuers' obligation to file periodic reports with the Commission
pursuant to the Exchange Act may be suspended if the Notes are held of record by
fewer than 300 Holders at the beginning of any fiscal year of the Issuers, other
than the fiscal year in which the Registration Statement or any Shelf
Registration Statement (as defined) becomes effective. The Issuers have agreed
that, whether or not it is required to do so by the rules and regulations of the
Commission, for so long as any of the Notes remain outstanding, they will
furnish to the Holders of the Notes and submit to the Commission (unless the
Commission will not accept such materials) (i) all quarterly and annual
financial information that would be required to be contained in filings with the
Commission on Forms 10-Q and 10-K if the Issuers were required to file such
forms, including a "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
and Results of Operations" and, with respect to the annual information only, a
report thereon by the Issuers' certified independent accountants, and (ii) all
reports that would be required to be filed with the Commission on Form 8-K if
the Issuers' were required to file such reports. In addition, for so long as any
of the Notes remain outstanding, the Issuers have agreed to make available upon
request to any prospective purchaser of, or beneficial owner of Notes in
connection with any offer or sale thereof, the information required by Rule
144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act.
 
    NO DEALER, SALESPERSON OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY
INFORMATION OR TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS NOT CONTAINED IN THIS PROSPECTUS IN
CONNECTION WITH THE EXCHANGE OFFER COVERED BY THIS PROSPECTUS. IF GIVEN OR MADE
SUCH INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATIONS MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON AS HAVING BEEN
AUTHORIZED BY THE ISSUERS OR THE GUARANTORS. THIS PROSPECTUS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE
AN OFFER TO SELL, OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, THE EXCHANGE NOTES IN
ANY JURISDICTION WHERE, OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM, IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE SUCH
OFFER OR SOLICITATION. NEITHER THE DELIVERY OF THIS PROSPECTUS NOR ANY SALE MADE
HEREUNDER SHALL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CREATE ANY IMPLICATIONS THAT THERE HAS
NOT BEEN ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THIS PROSPECTUS OR IN THE AFFAIRS
OF THE ISSUERS SINCE THE DATE HEREOF.
 
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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
   
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AVAILABLE INFORMATION..........................         iii
PROSPECTUS SUMMARY.............................           1
RISK FACTORS...................................          17
  High Leverage and Fixed Charges..............          17
  Holding Company Structure....................          17
  Risk in Refinancing and Repayment of
    Indebtedness; Need for Additional
    Financing..................................          18
  Risks Associated with a Change of Control....          18
  Restrictions on Certain Activities...........          18
  Risks Associated with Use of Proceeds........          18
  Non-Recourse Nature of the Notes.............          19
  Historical Results; Past Net Losses..........          19
  Control and Involvement of Trump.............          19
  Competition..................................          20
  Reliance on Key Personnel....................          23
  Strict Regulation by Gaming Authorities......          23
  Taxes and Fees...............................          23
  Limitations on License of the Trump Name.....          23
  Seasonal Nature of Revenues and Cash Flow....          24
  Waiver of Defaults...........................          24
  Risks Related to Creditworthiness of
    Patrons....................................          25
  Failure to File Currency Transaction
    Reports....................................          25
  Fraudulent Transfer Considerations...........          25
  Forward-Looking Statements...................          26
  Lack of Public Market for the Exchange
    Notes......................................          26
  Consequences of Failure to Exchange..........          27
USE OF PROCEEDS................................          28
THE EXCHANGE OFFER.............................          29
  Purpose of the Exchange Offer................          29
  Terms of the Exchange........................          29
  Expiration Date; Extensions; Termination;
    Amendments.................................          30
  How to Tender................................          31
  Terms and Conditions of the Letter of
    Transmittal................................          32
  Withdrawal Rights............................          33
  Acceptance of Original Notes for Exchange;
    Delivery of Exchange Notes.................          33
  Conditions to the Exchange Offer.............          34
  Exchange Agent...............................          34
  Solicitation of Tenders; Expenses............          34
  Appraisal Rights.............................          35
  Federal Income Tax Consequences..............          35
  Other........................................          35
CAPITALIZATION.................................          36
CONSOLIDATED SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA...........          37
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
  FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF
  OPERATIONS...................................          41
  Results of Operations for the Years Ended
    December 31, 1996 and 1997.................          41
  Results of Operations for the Years Ended
    December 31, 1995 and 1996.................          42
 
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  Liquidity and Capital Resources..............          44
  Seasonality..................................          45
  Inflation....................................          45
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures
    about Market Risk..........................          45
BUSINESS.......................................          46
  Trump Plaza..................................          46
  The Taj Mahal................................          51
  TCS..........................................          55
  Trademark/Licensing..........................          55
  Certain Indebtedness.........................          56
  Atlantic City Market.........................          56
  Competition..................................          58
  Gaming and Other Laws and Regulations........          60
  Properties...................................          67
  Legal Proceedings............................          71
MANAGEMENT.....................................          74
  Directors and Executive Officers of Issuers,
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates........          74
  Executive Compensation.......................          78
  Employment Agreements........................          80
  Compensation of Directors....................          83
  Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider
    Participation..............................          83
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED
  TRANSACTIONS.................................          86
STOCK OWNERSHIP................................          87
DESCRIPTION OF OTHER INDEBTEDNESS..............          87
DESCRIPTION OF THE NOTES.......................          88
  General......................................          88
  Security for the Notes.......................          88
  Note Guarantees..............................          90
  Certain Bankruptcy Limitations...............          90
  Optional Redemption..........................          91
  Certain Covenants............................          92
  Reports......................................         101
  Events of Defaults and Remedies..............         102
  Legal Defeasance and Covenant Defeasance.....         103
  Amendments and Supplements...................         104
  Gaming Laws..................................         105
  Trustee......................................         105
  No Personal Liability of Partners,
    Stockholders, Officers, Directors;
    Non-recourse...............................         105
  The Mortgage.................................         105
  Certain Definitions..........................         106
  Book-entry; Delivery; Form and Transfer......         119
ORIGINAL NOTES REGISTRATION RIGHTS.............         122
UNITED STATES FEDERAL INCOME TAX
  CONSIDERATIONS...............................         124
  United States Holders........................         124
  Non-United States Holders....................         125
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION...........................         127
LEGAL MATTERS..................................         128
EXPERTS........................................         128
INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS..................         F-1
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                               PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
 
    THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY IS QUALIFIED IN ITS ENTIRETY BY THE MORE DETAILED
INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS APPEARING ELSEWHERE OR INCORPORATED BY
REFERENCE IN THIS PROSPECTUS. UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES, THE TERM
"ISSUERS" AS USED IN THIS PROSPECTUS INCLUDES TRUMP AC AND FUNDING II. THIS
PROSPECTUS CONTAINS FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION THAT INVOLVES RISKS AND
UNCERTAINTIES AND SUCH INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO THE ASSUMPTIONS SET FORTH IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. SEE "RISK FACTORS--
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS."
 
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
 
    Trump AC owns and operates two "Four Star" Atlantic City casino hotels
located on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City (the "Atlantic City Properties"): the
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (the "Taj Mahal") and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino
("Trump Plaza"), which also includes Trump World's Fair. Through its ownership
of two successful land-based casino hotels, Trump AC has a leading presence in
the Atlantic City market, which, in terms of gaming revenues, demonstrated a
growth rate of approximately 2.4% for the year ended December 31, 1997 versus
December 31, 1996. Trump AC has approximately one-quarter of Atlantic City's
casino square footage, slot machines, table games and hotel room inventory. In
addition, management believes the combination of the Taj Mahal with Trump Plaza
provides operational efficiencies and economies of scale from the expertise and
experience of management at the two operating entities. In May 1996, Trump AC
completed an expansion program at Trump Plaza (the "Trump Plaza Expansion"),
which included increasing Trump Plaza's frontage on The Boardwalk, opening a new
casino and restaurant and an additional 349 rooms, constructing a new
entranceway for easier access by car and renovating and integrating Trump
World's Fair into Trump Plaza. In July 1997, Trump AC completed an expansion
program at the Taj Mahal (the "Taj Mahal Expansion"), which included
construction of a new bus terminal, expansion of parking facilities and
expansion of casino floor space.
 
    Management believes that Trump AC benefits from the following factors:
 
    - LEADING ATLANTIC CITY FACILITIES. Trump AC owns and operates two of the
      largest casino hotel properties in Atlantic City, both of which are
      strategically located on The Boardwalk. Trump AC believes that the
      Atlantic City Properties' prime locations, reputations for high quality
      amenities and first-class customer service and targeted marketing
      strategies are ideally suited to capitalize on the growth in the Atlantic
      City gaming market. Management believes that its leading size and market
      share in Atlantic City provides it with a competitive advantage in
      marketing the Atlantic City Properties, particularly to large convention
      groups and multi-day stay destination resort visitors.
 
    - ATLANTIC CITY PROPERTIES EXPANSION. Trump AC completed the Trump Plaza
      Expansion in May 1996 and the Taj Mahal Expansion in July 1997, which
      expansion increased gaming space and hotel room capacity at the Atlantic
      City Properties, allowing Trump AC to meet existing room demand and
      positioning Trump AC to benefit from current and proposed infrastructure
      improvements in Atlantic City.
 
    - THE "TRUMP" NAME. Trump AC capitalizes on the widespread recognition of
      the "Trump" name and its association with high quality amenities and
      first-class service. To this end, Trump AC provides a broadly diversified
      gaming and entertainment experience consistent with the "Trump" name and
      reputation for quality.
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    The following table profiles Trump AC's current casino and hotel capacity at
the Atlantic City Properties:
 
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                                                               TRUMP
                                                               PLAZA                   TRUMP
                                                               MAIN        TRUMP      WORLD'S
                                                             FACILITY   PLAZA EAST     FAIR      TAJ MAHAL     TOTAL
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Gaming square footage......................................     74,226      14,886      49,193     147,720     286,025
Slot machines..............................................      2,201         371       1,518       4,136       8,226
Table games................................................        101           0          16         218         335
Hotel rooms................................................        555         349         500       1,250       2,654
</TABLE>
 
    Management announced in the third quarter of 1997 that it is exploring
transactions involving Trump Plaza, including the possible sale of the property
or another form of business combination or strategic alliance.
 
ATLANTIC CITY PROPERTIES
 
    TRUMP PLAZA.  Management believes that Trump Plaza's "Four Star" Mobil
Travel Guide rating and "Four Diamond" American Automobile Association rating
reflect the high quality amenities and services that Trump Plaza provides to its
casino patrons and hotel guests. These amenities and services include a broad
selection of dining choices, headline entertainment, deluxe accommodations,
tennis courts and swimming and health spa facilities.
 
    Management believes that as a result of the Trump Plaza Expansion and Trump
Plaza's strategic location, Trump Plaza is one of the premier host properties in
Atlantic City. The Trump Plaza Expansion was completed in May 1996 and increased
Trump Plaza's prime central frontage on The Boardwalk to nearly a quarter of a
mile. Management believes that the construction of the new convention center and
the tourist corridor linking the new convention center with The Boardwalk
enhances the desirability of Atlantic City generally and, as a result of Trump
Plaza's central location, benefits Trump Plaza in particular. In addition,
management has taken advantage of recent gaming regulatory changes that allow
casino space to be directly visible and accessible from The Boardwalk. Trump
Plaza's location on The Boardwalk at the end of the main highway into Atlantic
City makes it highly accessible for both "drive-in" and "walk-in" patrons.
 
    As part of the Trump Plaza Expansion, Trump Plaza opened the Ocean View
Casino and Bar and a total of 349 rooms, including nine super suites, located in
a hotel tower adjacent to and east of Trump Plaza's main tower ("Trump Plaza
East"), which is fully integrated into Trump Plaza. Trump Plaza East has
approximately 15,000 square feet of casino space. Trump Plaza also completed
construction of a new entranceway to Trump Plaza to provide easier access by car
to Trump Plaza.
 
    In May 1996, Trump AC completed the renovations and integration of Trump
World's Fair, located on The Boardwalk adjacent to the original Atlantic City
Convention Center, into Trump Plaza. Trump World's Fair contains 49,193 square
feet of casino floor space, approximately 16,000 square feet of which is
directly accessible from The Boardwalk, and 500 hotel rooms, connected to Trump
Plaza's main tower by an enclosed walkway overlooking The Boardwalk.
 
    Management believes the increased hotel capacity as a result of the Trump
Plaza Expansion enables Trump Plaza better to meet demand and accommodate its
casino guests, as well as to host additional and larger conventions and
corporate meetings.
 
    Trump Plaza's management team has launched a variety of initiatives designed
to increase the level of casino gaming activity generally at Trump Plaza and to
attract casino patrons who tend to wager more frequently than the typical
Atlantic City patron. These initiatives include targeted marketing and
advertising campaigns directed to select groups of customers in the Boston-New
York-Washington, D.C. corridor,
 
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the introduction of new slot machines and table games and the addition of bill
acceptors on slot machines. Trump World's Fair is seeking to attract the "middle
market" segment (primarily bus customers and Boardwalk pedestrian traffic) by
offering high value food and entertainment attractions.
 
    THE TAJ MAHAL.  The Taj Mahal ranked first among all Atlantic City casinos
in terms of total gaming revenues for the year ended December 31, 1997. The Taj
Mahal capitalizes on the widespread recognition and marquee status of the
"Trump" name and its association with high quality amenities and first-class
service as evidenced by its "Four Star" Mobil Travel Guide rating. Management
believes that the breadth and diversity of the Taj Mahal's casino, entertainment
and convention facilities and its status as a "must see" attraction will enable
the Taj Mahal to benefit from growth of the Atlantic City market.
 
    In recent years, Taj Associates, the owner and operator of the Taj Mahal,
has completed construction of the Taj Entertainment Complex (as defined),
reconfigured and expanded the casino floor to provide race simulcasting, poker
wagering and keno, opened an Asian themed table game area, opened the Bengal
Club for mid-level slot players and increased the number of poker tables and
slot machines. The Taj Mahal's poker room is the largest in Atlantic City, which
management believes adds to its customers' overall gaming experience. Taj
Associates continually monitors operations to adapt to and anticipate industry
trends. From 1994 to mid-1997, the Taj Mahal refurbished substantially all of
its hotel guest rooms and corridors and replaced all of its existing slot
machines with new, more efficient machines with bill acceptors. Moreover, to
further attract high-end players, the Taj Mahal opened the Dragon Room, an Asian
themed table gaming area with 16 table games, and the Sultan's Palace, a
separate 5,900 square-foot high-end slot lounge and private club.
 
    The Taj Mahal Expansion consisted of the construction of a new 14-bay bus
terminal, which was completed in December 1996, a 2,400 space expansion of the
existing self parking facilities, which was completed in May 1997, and an
approximately 7,000 square foot casino expansion with approximately 260 slot
machines with frontage on The Boardwalk, which was completed in July 1997. In
addition, to increase entertainment opportunities for customers, the Hard Rock
Cafe opened in November 1996, the All Star Cafe opened in March 1997 and the
Stage Deli of New York opened in October 1997. A Warner Brothers Studio Store
opened at the Taj Mahal in May 1997.
 
ATLANTIC CITY MARKET
 
    The Atlantic City market has demonstrated continued growth despite the
recent proliferation of new gaming venues across the country. The 12 casino
hotels in Atlantic City generated approximately $3.91 billion in gaming revenues
in 1997, an approximately 2.1% increase over 1996 gaming revenues of
approximately $3.83 billion. From 1992 to 1997, total gaming revenues in
Atlantic City have increased approximately 21.4%, while the number of hotel
rooms increased by 25.5% during that period. Although total visitor volume to
Atlantic City remained relatively constant in 1997, the volume of bus customers
dropped to 9.4 million in 1997, continuing a decline from 11.7 million in 1991.
The volume of customers traveling by other means to Atlantic City has grown from
20.4 million in 1992 to 34.3 million in 1997.
 
    The approximately $3.91 billion of gaming revenues produced by the 12
Atlantic City casino hotels in 1997 exceeded the approximately $3.77 billion of
gaming revenues produced by all casinos on the Las Vegas Strip for the same
period, even though the 12 Atlantic City casino hotels have less than
one-quarter the number of hotel rooms of such Las Vegas Strip casinos.
 
    Due principally to an improved regulatory environment, the general
improvement of economic conditions in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and existing high
occupancy rates, significant investment in the Atlantic City market has been
initiated, occurring and/or announced. For example, Trump Plaza is located at
the end of the $88 million "Grand Boulevard" corridor, featuring redesigned
roadways, improved lighting, complete landscaping, a cascading waterfall and a
60 foot lighthouse tower with evening laser shows. In addition, The New Jersey
Sports and Exposition Authority ("NJSEA") has overseen the development of the
new Atlantic City Convention Center, which opened in May 1997 and is the largest
exhibition space
 
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between New York City and Washington, D.C. The new Atlantic City Convention
Center is located at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway. Trump Plaza has a
prime location adjacent to the existing Atlantic City Convention Center, which
is scheduled to undergo a $50 million renovation, and near the new Atlantic City
Convention Center, which holds approximately 500,000 square feet of exhibit and
pre-function space, 45 meeting rooms, various food-service facilities and a
1,600 car underground parking garage. Additionally, the State of New Jersey has
commenced a long-term capital plan to upgrade and expand the Atlantic City
International Airport. To date, approximately $18 million has been spent on
renovation of the airport terminal and upgrades of the airport's access roads
and parking facilities. Trump AC believes that the Taj Mahal's and Trump Plaza's
positions as leading Atlantic City attractions will enable them to attract a
large portion of any increase in the number of potential casino hotel patrons.
 
THCR'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE
 
    The general partners of Trump AC are THCR Holdings, a Delaware limited
partnership, and Trump Atlantic City Holding, Inc. ("Trump AC Holding"), a
Delaware corporation wholly owned by THCR Holdings. THCR Holdings is a Delaware
limited partnership which is owned approximately 61.8% by THCR as both a general
and limited partner, and approximately 38.2% by Donald J. Trump ("Trump"). THCR
Holdings' wholly owned subsidiaries include the following:
 
    - Trump AC and its subsidiaries, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates. Plaza
      Associates owns and operates Trump Plaza, which also includes Trump
      World's Fair, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Taj Associates owns
      and operates the Taj Mahal, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
    - Trump Indiana, Inc. ("Trump Indiana"). Trump Indiana, which commenced
      operations in June 1996, owns and operates a riverboat gaming facility at
      Buffington Harbor, on Lake Michigan, Indiana.
 
    - Trump's Castle Associates, L.P. ("Castle Associates"). Castle Associates
      owns and operates Trump Marina Hotel Casino ("Trump Marina"), located in
      Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
    - Trump Casino Services, L.L.C. ("TCS"). TCS, through a services agreement,
      provides to each of Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and Castle Associates
      certain central management, financial and other functions and services
      necessary and incidental to the respective operation of each of their
      casino hotels.
 
    Management announced in the first quarter of 1998 that it had retained
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. and Bear Stearns & Co. to explore
transactions involving THCR, including the possible sale of all or a portion of
the company.
 
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                            ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
 
                 [Chart depicting organizational structure of THCR]
 
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                               THE EXCHANGE OFFER
 
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THE EXCHANGE OFFER..............  The Issuers are offering to exchange up to $75,000,000
                                  aggregate principal amount of 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes
                                  (TAC II) due 2006, Series B for up to $75,000,000
                                  aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 11 1/4%
                                  First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series A issued in
                                  reliance upon an exemption from registration under the
                                  Securities Act. The terms of the Exchange Notes will be
                                  substantially identical in all respects (including
                                  principal amount, interest rate, maturity and ranking) to
                                  the terms of the Original Notes for which they may be
                                  exchanged pursuant to the Exchange Offer, except that (i)
                                  the Exchange Notes will be freely transferable by Holders
                                  thereof except as provided herein (see "The Exchange
                                  Offer--Terms of the Exchange" and "The Exchange
                                  Offer--Terms and Conditions of the Letter of Transmittal")
                                  and (ii) the Exchange Notes will be issued without any
                                  covenant regarding registration under the Securities Act.
 
                                  Exchange Notes issued pursuant to the Exchange Offer in
                                  exchange for the Original Notes may be offered for resale,
                                  resold and otherwise transferred by Holders thereof (other
                                  than any Holder which is (i) an "affiliate" of the Issuers
                                  within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act,
                                  (ii) a broker-dealer who acquired Original Notes directly
                                  from the Issuer or (iii) broker-dealers who acquired
                                  Original Notes as a result of market making or other
                                  trading activities) without compliance with the
                                  registration and prospectus delivery provisions of the
                                  Securities Act provided that such Exchange Notes are
                                  acquired in the ordinary course of such Holders' business
                                  and such Holders are not engaged in, and do not intend to
                                  engage in, and have no arrangement or understanding with
                                  any person to participate in, a distribution of such
                                  Exchange Notes.
 
CONCURRENT EXCHANGE OFFER.......  Concurrent with the Exchange Offer, Trump AC and Funding
                                  III are offering to exchange up to $25,000,000 in
                                  aggregate principal amount of their TAC III Exchange Notes
                                  for up to $25,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of
                                  their outstanding TAC III Original Notes issued in
                                  reliance upon an exemption from registration under the
                                  Securities Act. The TAC III Notes will rank PARI PASSU
                                  with and be substantially similar to the Notes, except the
                                  ability of holders of the TAC III Notes to require Trump
                                  AC to repurchase the TAC III Notes in the event of an
                                  Asset Sale Offer or a Change of Control Offer will be
                                  subject to and conditioned on (i) the prior rights of
                                  holders of TAC I Notes and Notes to require such
                                  repurchase of their securities and (ii) compliance with
                                  provisions in the TAC I Note Indenture and the Note
                                  Indenture that limit certain restricted payments,
                                  including the acquisition of indebtedness (including the
                                  TAC III Notes).
 
MINIMUM CONDITION...............  The Exchange Offer is not conditioned upon any minimum
                                  aggregate principal amount of Original Notes being
                                  tendered for exchange.
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EXPIRATION DATE.................  The Exchange Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City
                                  time, on       , 1998 unless extended.
 
EXCHANGE DATE...................  The first date of acceptance for exchange of the Original
                                  Notes will be the first business day following the
                                  Expiration Date.
 
CONDITIONS TO THE EXCHANGE        The obligation of the Issuers to consummate the Exchange
  OFFER.........................  Offer is subject to certain conditions. See "The Exchange
                                  Offer-- Conditions to the Exchange Offer." The Issuers
                                  reserve the right to terminate or amend the Exchange Offer
                                  at any time prior to the Expiration Date upon the
                                  occurrence of any such condition.
 
WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS...............  Tenders may be withdrawn at any time prior to the
                                  Expiration Date. Any Original Notes not accepted for any
                                  reason will be returned without expense to the tendering
                                  Holders thereof as promptly as practicable after the
                                  expiration or termination of the Exchange Offer.
 
PROCEDURES FOR TENDERING          See "The Exchange Offer -- How to Tender."
  ORIGINAL NOTES................
 
FEDERAL INCOME TAX                The exchange of Original Notes for Exchange Notes by
  CONSEQUENCES..................  Holders will not be a taxable exchange for federal income
                                  tax purposes, and Holders should not recognize any taxable
                                  gain or loss or any interest income as a result of such
                                  exchange.
 
EFFECT ON HOLDERS OF ORIGINAL     As a result of the making of this Exchange Offer, and upon
  NOTES.........................  acceptance for exchange of all validly tendered Original
                                  Notes pursuant to the terms of this Exchange Offer, the
                                  Issuers will have fulfilled a covenant contained in the
                                  terms of the Original Notes and the Registration Rights
                                  Agreement (the "Registration Rights Agreement") dated as
                                  of December 10, 1997 between the Issuers, the Guarantors
                                  and the Initial Purchaser, and, accordingly, the Holders
                                  of the Original Notes will have no further registration or
                                  other rights under the Registration Rights Agreement,
                                  except under certain limited circumstances. See "Original
                                  Notes Registration Rights." Holders of the Original Notes
                                  who do not tender their Original Notes in the Exchange
                                  Offer will continue to hold such Original Notes and will
                                  be entitled to all the rights and limitations applicable
                                  thereto under the Note Indenture, dated as of December 10,
                                  1997, among the Issuers, the Guarantors and U.S. Bank
                                  National Association, formerly known as First Bank
                                  National Association, as Trustee (the "Trustee"), relating
                                  to the Original Notes and the Exchange Notes (the "Note
                                  Indenture"). All untendered, and tendered but unaccepted,
                                  Original Notes will continue to be subject to the
                                  restrictions on transfer provided for in the Original
                                  Notes and the Note Indenture. To the extent that Original
                                  Notes are tendered and accepted in the Exchange Offer, the
                                  trading market, if any, for the Original Notes could be
                                  adversely affected. See "Risk Factors--Consequences of
                                  Failure to Exchange."
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                               TERMS OF THE NOTES
 
    The Exchange Offer applies to $75,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the
Original Notes. The form and terms of the Exchange Notes are the same as the
form and terms of the Original Notes for which they may be exchanged except that
the Exchange Notes have been registered under the Securities Act and, therefore,
will not bear legends restricting the transfer thereof. The Exchange Notes will
evidence the same debt as the Original Notes and will be entitled to the
benefits of the Note Indenture. See "Description of the Notes."
 
   
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ISSUERS................................  Trump AC and Funding II as joint and several obligors.
 
NOTES OFFERED..........................  $75,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes
                                         (TAC II) due 2006, Series B.
 
MATURITY DATE..........................  May 1, 2006.
 
INTEREST...............................  11 1/4% per annum, payable in cash, semi-annually in arrears, calculated
                                         on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months.
 
INTEREST PAYMENT DATES.................  May 1 and November 1, commencing May 1, 1998.
 
GUARANTORS.............................  The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and
                                         several, senior basis by Plaza Associates, Taj Associates, TCS, Trump
                                         Atlantic City Corporation ("TACC"), Trump Communications, L.L.C. ("Trump
                                         Communications") and each future majority owned or controlled subsidiary
                                         of Trump AC. The only Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors are Trump AC
                                         Funding (which is one of the issuers of the TAC I Notes), Funding II
                                         (which is one of the Issuers) and Funding III (which is one of the
                                         issuers of the TAC III Notes) (Trump AC Funding, Funding II and Funding
                                         III, together with the Guarantors, the "Subsidiaries"). Funding II and
                                         Funding III are guarantors of the TAC I Notes.
 
OPTIONAL REDEMPTION....................  The Notes are redeemable in cash at the option of the Issuers, in whole
                                         or in part, at any time on or after May 1, 2001 at the redemption prices
                                         set forth herein, together with accrued and unpaid interest and
                                         Liquidated Damages, if any, through the redemption date. In addition,
                                         the Notes are subject at any time to redemption in accordance with an
                                         order of a governmental authority having jurisdiction over Taj
                                         Associates' or Plaza Associates' casino licenses.
 
SINKING FUND...........................  None.
 
CHANGE OF CONTROL......................  Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control (as defined in "Description
                                         of the Notes--Certain Covenants--Repurchase of Notes at the Option of
                                         the Holder Upon a Change in Control"), each Holder of Notes may require
                                         Trump AC to repurchase such Holder's Notes at 101% of the principal
                                         amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest and Liquidated
                                         Damages, if any, to the date of repurchase. The TAC I Note Indenture,
                                         the TAC III Note Indenture (subject to certain conditions) and the
                                         indenture governing the Senior Notes (as defined) contain comparable
                                         provisions. There can be no assurance that funds necessary to effect
                                         such a purchase would be available if such an event were to occur.
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SECURITY...............................  The Notes are secured, on a PARI PASSU basis with the TAC I Notes and
                                         the TAC III Notes, by one or more mortgages (the "Mortgage")
                                         representing a first lien and security interest (subject to the liens
                                         securing approximately $5.0 million of senior indebtedness) on
                                         substantially all of the assets comprising Trump Plaza and the Taj
                                         Mahal. The security interest held by a collateral agent on behalf of the
                                         Trustee and the trustees under the TAC I Note Indenture and the
                                         indenture governing the TAC III Notes (the "TAC III Note Indenture")
                                         also includes assignments of leases and rents and operating assets and
                                         encumbers furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment. THCR Holdings'
                                         direct and indirect equity interests in Trump AC and its subsidiaries,
                                         including Plaza Associates and Taj Associates, are pledged exclusively
                                         for the benefit of the holders of the 15 1/2% Senior Secured Notes due
                                         2005 (the "Senior Notes") issued by THCR Holdings and its subsidiary,
                                         Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Funding, Inc. ("THCR Funding"). As of
                                         December 31, 1997, approximately $1.23 billion of outstanding
                                         indebtedness ranks senior to or PARI PASSU with the Notes, consisting of
                                         $1.2 billion of TAC I Notes, $25.0 million of TAC III Notes and $3.2
                                         million of other senior indebtedness.
 
NON-RECOURSE...........................  No direct or indirect stockholder, partner, employee, officer or
                                         director, as such, past, present or future, of either the Issuers, any
                                         Guarantor or any successor entity shall have any personal liability in
                                         respect of the obligations of the Issuers or any Guarantor under the
                                         Note Indenture, the Notes or the guarantees thereof by reason of the
                                         status as such stockholder, partner, employee, officer or director
                                         except to the extent such party is an Issuer or Guarantor.
 
CERTAIN COVENANTS......................  The Note Indenture contains certain covenants which, among other things,
 
                                         - limit Trump AC's and its Subsidiaries' ability to incur certain
                                           indebtedness unless, among other things, Trump AC's Consolidated
                                           Coverage Ratio (as defined) for the four fiscal quarters immediately
                                           preceding such event, taken as one period, would have been at least
                                           equal to the ratios set forth in the Note Indenture, subject to
                                           certain exceptions;
 
                                         - limit the making of certain dividends, distributions and other
                                           restricted payments by Trump AC and its Subsidiaries;
 
                                         - limit the lines of business in which Trump AC and its Subsidiaries may
                                           engage to those relating to the casino hotel business in Atlantic
                                           City;
 
                                         - limit the existence of certain liens on assets of Trump AC and its
                                           Subsidiaries;
 
                                         - restrict the use of proceeds from certain asset sales by Trump AC and
                                           its Subsidiaries;
 
                                         - limit transactions by Trump AC and its Subsidiaries with affiliates of
                                           Trump AC (other than wholly owned Subsidiaries);
 
                                         - restrict Trump AC and its Subsidiaries from engaging in certain
                                           leasing activities;
 
                                         - limit the Issuers' ability to merge, sell or consolidate;
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                                         - limit the obligations of Funding II to those incident to its
                                           obligations under the Note Indenture and to its guarantee of the TAC I
                                           Notes;
 
                                         - limit Trump AC and its Subsidiaries from paying any amounts pursuant
                                           to management, services or similar agreements with Trump;
 
                                         - require the maintenance of insurance; and
 
                                         - limit the issuing or selling of equity interests by any of Trump AC's
                                           Subsidiaries (except to Trump AC or a wholly owned Subsidiary
                                           thereof).
 
EVENTS OF DEFAULT......................  Events of Default include (i) default in payment of interest (or
                                         Liquidated Damages, if any) when due for a period of 30 days; (ii)
                                         default in payment of principal or premium, if any, when due; (iii)
                                         default in the performance or breach of certain specific covenants,
                                         including those relating to merger, consolidation or sale of assets,
                                         failure to make or consummate a Change of Control Offer or an Asset Sale
                                         Offer as required; (iv) default in the performance or breach of certain
                                         other covenants of the Issuers (other than those specifically covered
                                         elsewhere in the Note Indenture) for 30 days after notice; (v) certain
                                         events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization relating to the
                                         Issuers or significant subsidiaries, which, if involuntary, continue for
                                         60 days; (vi) revocation, suspension or loss of certain permits
                                         resulting in a cessation of a substantial portion of the operations of
                                         Trump Plaza or the Taj Mahal for more than 90 consecutive days; (vii)
                                         acceleration prior to the maturity of certain indebtedness or the
                                         default in the payment when due of certain indebtedness of Trump AC or
                                         its Subsidiaries; (viii) except as permitted by the Note Indenture or
                                         the Notes, the cessation of any guarantee in any material respect or the
                                         finding by any judicial proceeding that the guarantee is unenforceable
                                         or invalid in any material respect or the denial or disaffirmation by
                                         any Guarantor of its obligations under its guarantee; and (ix) certain
                                         events of default under the documents governing the Mortgage. An Event
                                         of Default under the Note Indenture could permit acceleration of the
                                         Notes, the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes and acceleration of certain
                                         other existing or future indebtedness of the Issuers and their
                                         affiliates under other instruments that may contain cross-acceleration
                                         or cross-default provisions. See "Risk Factors--Restrictions on Certain
                                         Activities."
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MODIFICATION OF INDENTURE..............  Amendments to the Note Indenture are permitted with the consent of the
                                         holders of not less than a majority of the principal amount of the
                                         outstanding Notes; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,that the consent of all Holders is
                                         required to release any of the collateral from the Liens (as defined in
                                         the Note Indenture) created by the documents governing the Mortgage
                                         other than in accordance with the terms thereof or to make certain
                                         changes, including those that would change the time of payment of
                                         interest or principal or reduce the principal amount or interest rate
                                         payable on any Note or that would reduce the percentage in principal
                                         amount of outstanding Notes, the consent of whose Holders is required
                                         for any such modification or waiver; and PROVIDED FURTHER that the
                                         holders of at least two-thirds in aggregate principal amount are
                                         required to approve any change in the obligations of the Issuers to make
                                         an offer to repurchase Holders' Notes upon a Change of Control. Certain
                                         changes may be made without the consent of the Holders, for example to
                                         cure any ambiguities in the documents that do not materially adversely
                                         affect the rights of the Holders.
 
TAC I NOTE INDENTURE PROVISIONS........  The Original Notes were issued pursuant to Section 5.11(c) of the
                                         indenture governing the TAC I Notes (the "TAC I Note Indenture"), which
                                         permits Trump AC to incur up to $75.0 million of additional indebtedness
                                         for further acquisitions, renovations and improvements with respect to
                                         Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that no Indebtedness
                                         is permitted to be incurred pursuant to Section 5.11(c) of the TAC I
                                         Note Indenture which in an aggregate principal amount exceeds 75% of the
                                         cost of such acquisitions, renovations or improvements being financed,
                                         and PROVIDED FURTHER that the Average Life (as defined) to Stated
                                         Maturity (as defined) of any such Indebtedness must equal or exceed the
                                         remaining Average Life to Stated Maturity of the TAC I Notes and the
                                         Stated Maturity of the final scheduled principal payment of such
                                         Indebtedness must be on or later than the Stated Maturity of the final
                                         scheduled principal payment of the TAC I Notes. The TAC III Original
                                         Notes were issued pursuant to Section 5.11(e) of the TAC I Note
                                         Indenture, which permits Trump AC to incur up to $25.0 million of
                                         additional indebtedness for working capital and other general corporate
                                         purposes. Pursuant to Section 5.14 of the TAC I Note Indenture, which
                                         permits Trump AC to incur Permitted Liens (as defined), the Original
                                         Notes are, and the Exchange Notes will be, secured by the assets of
                                         Trump AC, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates on an equal and ratable
                                         basis with the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes.
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    For additional information regarding the Notes, see "Description of the
Notes."
 
ORIGINAL NOTES REGISTRATION RIGHTS
 
    Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Issuers agreed (i) to
file a Registration Statement on or prior to 45 days after the issuance date of
the Original Notes (the "Issuance Date") with respect to the Exchange Offer,
(ii) to use their best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to be
declared effective under the Securities Act within 150 days after the Issuance
Date and (iii) upon the Registration Statement being declared effective, to
offer the Exchange Notes in exchange for surrender of the Original Notes. In
certain circumstances, the Issuers will be required to provide a shelf
registration statement (the "Shelf Registration Statement") to cover resales of
the Original Notes by the Holders thereof. If the Issuers do not comply with
their obligations under the Registration Rights Agreement, they will be required
to pay Liquidated
 
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Damages to Holders of the Original Notes under certain circumstances. See
"Original Notes Registration Rights."
 
USE OF PROCEEDS
 
    There will be no proceeds to Trump AC from the exchange pursuant to the
Exchange Offer. The net proceeds to Trump AC from the Initial Offering were
approximately $69.1 million, after deducting discounts and commissions and
expenses of the Initial Offering. The net proceeds of the Initial Offering will
be used for further renovations, improvements and acquisitions in Atlantic City
with respect to Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal in accordance with the Note
Indenture. The use of the net proceeds may include the development of the Steel
Pier (as defined), located across The Boardwalk from the Taj Mahal, or other
improvements at Trump Plaza or the Taj Mahal, although no specific plans have
been established. The net proceeds to Trump AC from the offering of the TAC III
Original Notes (the "Concurrent Initial Offering") were approximately $22.4
million, after deducting discounts and commissions and expenses of the
Concurrent Initial Offering. The net proceeds of the Concurrent Initial Offering
are being used for working capital and other general corporate purposes at Trump
AC and its Subsidiaries in accordance with the TAC III Note Indenture.
 
RISK FACTORS
 
    See "Risk Factors" for a description of certain factors that should be
considered by participants in the Exchange Offer.
 
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                         SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF PLAZA ASSOCIATES
 
    The following table sets forth (a) certain historical consolidated financial
information of Plaza Associates for each of the five years ended December 31,
1993 through 1997. All financial information should be read in connection with
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations" and the consolidated and condensed financial statements and the
related notes thereto all of which are included elsewhere in this Prospectus.
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                                             1993          1994          1995          1996          1997
                                         ------------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                                (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)
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STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
  Net revenues.........................  $    300,491   $   295,063   $   327,178   $   409,030   $   414,330
  Depreciation and amortization........        17,554        15,653        16,213        23,019        24,391
  Income from operations...............        49,640        43,415        59,787        46,356        43,964
  Interest expense, net................        39,889        48,219        43,261        46,321        48,028
  Extraordinary gain (loss) (a)........         4,120            --        (9,250)      (59,132)           --
  Net income (loss) (b)................         9,338        (8,870)        1,533       (54,903)       (4,064)
OTHER DATA:
  EBITDA (c)...........................  $     68,241   $    60,524   $    75,319   $    70,244   $    70,004
  Cash flows from:
    Operating activities...............        21,820        19,950        30,747        40,819        22,731
    Investing activities...............       (12,679)      (21,691)     (112,934)      (77,565)      (17,074)
    Financing activities...............       (13,550)       (1,508)       86,980        47,468        (5,758)
  Capital expenditures (d).............        10,052        20,489       109,756        73,573        14,845
BALANCE SHEET DATA (AT END OF PERIODS):
  Total assets.........................  $    374,498   $   375,643   $   480,024   $   598,117   $   595,395
  Total long-term debt, net of current
    maturities.........................       395,948       403,214       332,721       406,522       403,595
  Total capital (deficit)..............       (54,710)      (63,580)      110,812       138,222       144,303
OPERATING DATA (AT END OF PERIOD): (E)
  Casino square footage (f)............        60,000        73,000        73,604       139,474       138,305
  Number of hotel rooms................           557           555           732         1,404         1,404
  Hotel occupancy rate.................          87.6%         88.6%         89.7%         89.7%         87.4%
TABLE GAMES:
  Total Atlantic City table drop (g)...  $  6,835,572   $ 6,832,517   $ 7,110,612   $ 7,415,721   $ 7,640,972
  Atlantic City table drop growth......          (3.1)%         0.0%          4.1%          4.3%          3.0%
  Trump Plaza table drop (g)...........  $    626,621   $   599,881   $   626,832   $   686,908   $   654,399
  Trump Plaza table games market share
    (h)................................           9.2%          8.8%          8.8%          9.3%          8.6%
  Trump Plaza table games fair share
    (i)................................           7.8%          8.0%          8.6%         10.6%          9.4%
  Trump Plaza table games efficiency
    (j)................................         118.0%        110.6%        102.5%         87.2%         91.1%
  Trump Plaza table units..............            87            89            97           127           117
  Trump Plaza table revenue............  $     93,392   $    92,770   $    96,518   $   104,025   $    96,687
  Trump Plaza table revenue per unit
    per day (actual dollars)...........  $      2,940   $     2,855   $     2,726   $     2,244   $     2,258
SLOTS:
  Total Atlantic City slot revenue.....  $  2,214,638   $ 2,297,280   $ 2,572,719   $ 2,626,021   $ 2,720,146
  Atlantic City slot revenue growth....           4.8%          3.7%         12.0%          2.1%          3.6%
  Trump Plaza slot revenue (k).........  $    173,215   $   170,316   $   204,230   $   269,276   $   280,950
  Trump Plaza slot market share (h)....           7.8%          7.4%          7.9%         10.3%         10.3%
  Trump Plaza slot fair share (i)......           7.6%          8.0%          8.2%         11.5%         12.1%
  Trump Plaza slot efficiency (j)......         103.1%         92.5%         96.7%         89.0%         85.5%
  Trump Plaza slot units...............         1,812         2,076         2,339         3,629         4,083
  Trump Plaza slot revenue per unit per
    day (actual dollars) (k)...........  $        262   $       225   $       239   $       203   $       189
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(a) The excess of the carrying value of a note obligation over the amount of the
    settlement payment net of related repaid expenses in the amount of $4.1
    million has been reported as an extraordinary gain for the year ended
    December 31, 1993. The extraordinary loss of $9.3 million for the year ended
    December 31, 1995 relates to the redemption of the 12 1/2% Pay-in-Kind Notes
    due 2003 of Trump AC (the "Plaza PIK Notes") and related warrants to acquire
    Plaza PIK Notes (the "Plaza PIK Note Warrants") and the write-off of related
    unamortized deferred financing costs. The extraordinary loss for the year
    ended December 31, 1996 of $59.1 million relates to the redemption of $330
    million aggregate principal amount of 10- 7/8 Mortgage Notes due 2001 (the
    "Plaza Notes") and the Plaza PIK Note Warrants and the write-off of
    unamortized deferred financing costs.
    
 
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(b) Net income (loss) for the years ended December 31, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996
    includes $3.9 million, $4.9 million, $3.7 million and $0.3 million,
    respectively, of real estate taxes and leasing costs associated with Trump
    Plaza East.
    
(c) EBITDA represents income from operations before interest expense, taxes,
    depreciation, amortization, non-operating income, and the noncash write-down
    of the New Jersey Reinvestment Development Authority ("CRDA") investments.
    EBITDA includes preopening costs of $4.1 million in 1996. As adjusted for
    this item, EBITDA in 1996 would have been $74.4 million. EBITDA should not
    be construed as an alternative to net income or any other measure of
    performance determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting
    principles or as an indicator of Trump Plaza's operating performance,
    liquidity or cash flows generated by operating, investing and financing
    activities. Management has included information concerning EBITDA as
    management understands that it is one measure of Trump Plaza's historical
    ability to service its debt; however, investors should note that funds
    depicted by EBITDA are not available for management's discretionary use.
(d) Capital expenditures attributable to Trump Plaza East were approximately
    $2.8 million, $8.7 million, $24.9 million and $8.8 million for the years
    ended December 31, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996, respectively. Capital
    expenditures for the renovation of Trump World's Fair were $73.7 million and
    $56.6 million for the years ended December 31, 1995 and 1996, respectively.
(e) Atlantic City industry data has been compiled from information filed with
    and published by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (the "CCC") and is
    unaudited.
(f) The expansion of 13,000 square feet was commenced in April 1994 and
    completed at the end of that year.
(g) Table drop represents the total dollar value of chips purchased for table
    games for the period indicated.
(h) Market share represents the total Trump Plaza table drop or slot revenues,
    as applicable, expressed as a percentage of total Atlantic City gaming table
    drop or slot revenues, as applicable.
(i) Fair share is the percentage of the total number of gaming units (table
    games or slot machines, as applicable) in Trump Plaza to the total number of
    such units in casino hotels in Atlantic City.
(j) Efficiency is the ratio of Trump Plaza's market share to its fair share.
(k) Slot revenue is shown on the cash basis and excludes amounts reserved for
    progressive jackpot accruals.
 
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SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF TAJ ASSOCIATES
 
    The following table sets forth historical consolidated financial information
of Taj Associates for each of the years ended December 31, 1993 through 1995 and
for the period from January 1, 1996 through April 17, 1996 (the date of
acquisition) and for the period from April 17, 1996 through December 31, 1996
and for the year ended December 31, 1997. The results set forth for the interim
period are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. All
financial information should be read in connection with "Management's Discussion
and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and the
consolidated and condensed financial statements and the related notes thereto
all of which are included elsewhere in this Prospectus.
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                                                                         FOR THE       FOR THE
                                                                       PERIOD FROM   PERIOD FROM
                                                                       JANUARY 1,     APRIL 17,
                                                                          1996           1996        FOR THE
                                        YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31,         THROUGH       THROUGH      YEAR ENDED
                                     -------------------------------    APRIL 17,    DECEMBER 31,  DECEMBER 31,
                                       1993       1994       1995         1996           1996          1997
                                     ---------  ---------  ---------  -------------  ------------  ------------
                                         (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)       (PREDECESSOR)  (SUCCESSOR)
<S>                                  <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>            <C>           <C>
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
  Net revenues.....................  $ 498,911  $ 517,182  $ 553,748    $ 145,966     $  420,450    $  567,936
  Depreciation and amortization....     36,858     39,750     43,387       13,647         37,820        41,445
  Income from operations...........     84,458     76,634     89,890        4,902         62,253        83,404
  Interest expense, net............   (106,997)  (113,292)  (116,513)     (35,499)       (66,666)      (93,579)
  Extraordinary loss...............         --         --         --     (116,375)            --            --
  Net income (loss)................    (22,539)   (36,658)   (26,623)    (146,972)         5,587       (10,175)
OTHER DATA:
  EBITDA (b).......................  $ 124,080  $ 119,936  $ 136,463    $  19,351     $  102,521    $  127,015
  Cash flows from:
    Operating activities...........     48,634     33,422     62,899       14,473         (1,422)       43,426
    Investing activities...........    (22,160)   (27,231)   (32,571)      (8,247)       (32,395)      (47,266)
    Financing activities...........     (2,492)    (3,039)    (2,583)      (7,252)       (16,655)       (2,144)
  Capital expenditures (c).........     16,752     23,030     26,498        5,277         29,079        40,772
BALANCE SHEET DATA (AT END OF
  PERIOD):
  Total assets.....................  $ 811,508  $ 807,612  $ 821,793    $ 825,561     $1,051,136    $1,051,169
  Total long-term debt, net of
    current maturities (d).........    625,765    656,701    694,192      817,508        801,273       800,759
  Total capital (deficit)..........    106,641     67,812     39,635     (108,574)       192,829       182,654
OPERATING DATA (AT END OF PERIOD):
  (E)
  Casino square footage (f)........    130,110    132,317    132,856                     139,101       147,720
  Number of hotel rooms............      1,250      1,250      1,250                       1,250         1,250
  Hotel occupancy rate.............       92.3%      92.4%      91.2%                       92.0%         91.7%
TABLE GAMES:
  Total Atlantic City table drop
    (g)............................  $6,835,572 $6,832,517 $7,110,612                 $7,415,721    $7,640,972
  Atlantic City table drop
    growth.........................       (3.1)%       0.0%       4.1%                       4.3%          3.0%
  Taj Mahal table drop (g).........  $1,062,042 $1,125,029 $1,192,200                $ 1,283,543   $ 1,279,056
  Taj Mahal table games market
    share (h)......................       15.5%      16.5%      16.8%                       17.3%         16.7%
  Taj Mahal table games fair
    share(i).......................       14.5%      14.2%      13.3%                       13.8%         12.7%
  Taj Mahal table games efficiency
    (j)............................      106.9%     116.2%     126.3%                      125.4%        131.5%
  Taj Mahal table units............        163        159        150                         165           158
  Taj Mahal table revenue..........  $ 173,432  $ 184,774  $ 201,817                 $   215,561   $   202,730
  Taj Mahal table revenue per unit
    per day (actual dollars).......  $   2,915  $   3,184  $   3,686                 $     3,569   $     3,515
SLOTS:
  Total Atlantic City slot
    revenue........................  $2,214,638 $2,297,280 $2,572,719                $ 2,626,021   $ 2,720,146
  Atlantic City slot revenue
    growth.........................        4.8%       3.7%      12.0%                        2.1%          3.6%
  Taj Mahal slot revenue (k).......  $ 264,504  $ 259,114  $ 285,248                 $   284,595   $   308,132
  Taj Mahal slot market share
    (h)............................       11.9%      11.3%      11.1%                       10.8%         11.3%
  Taj Mahal slot fair share (i)....       13.1%      12.6%      12.3%                       11.7%         11.8%
  Taj Mahal slot efficiency (j)....       90.8%      89.7%      90.2%                       92.3%         95.8%
  Taj Mahal slot units.............      3,146      3,342      3,514                       3,699         3,978
  Taj Mahal slot revenue per unit
    per day (actual dollars) (k)...  $     230  $     213  $     222                 $       210   $       212
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(a) On April 17, 1996, as part of the Taj Acquisition, THCR acquired Taj
    Associates. In connection with the Taj Acquisition, Taj Associates became a
    wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC. Therefore, the financial data for the
    period ended December 31, 1996 reflects the operations of Taj Associates for
    the period from April 17, 1996 through December 31, 1996.
    
 
   
(b) EBITDA represents income from operations before interest expense, taxes,
    depreciation, amortization, non-operating income, and the noncash write-down
    of the CRDA investments. EBITDA includes payments under the service
    agreement between Taj Associates and Trump, lease payments on the Specified
    Parcels (as defined) and nonrecurring costs of a litigation settlement
    amounting to $4.3 million, $8.0 million, $4.6 million $1.4 million and
    $120,000 for the three years ended December 31, 1995 and for the period from
    January 1, 1996 through April 17, 1996 and for the period from April 17,
    1996 through December 31, 1996, respectively. As adjusted for these items,
    EBITDA would have been $128,371, $127,796, $140,835, $20,736 and $102,335,
    respectively. EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income
    or any other measure of performance determined in accordance with generally
    accepted accounting principles or as an indicator of Taj Associates
    operating performance, liquidity or cash flows generated by operating,
    investing and financing activities. Management has included information
    concerning EBITDA as management understands that it is one measure of Taj
    Associates' historical ability to service its debt; however, investors
    should note that funds depicted by EBITDA are not available for management's
    discretionary use.
    
(c) The total cost of the Taj Mahal Expansion, including amounts expended in
    1996, was approximately $43.5 million. Capital expenditures attributable to
    the expansion of the facility were approximately $10.3 million for the
    period from acquisition, April 17, 1996, to December 31, 1996 and $33.2
    million for the year ended December 31, 1997.
(d) The years ended December 31, 1993, 1994 and 1995 include approximately
    $580,464, $611,533, and $649,139 of 11.35% Mortgage Bonds, Series A, due
    1999 (the "Taj Bonds"), net of discount of approximately $172,417, $153,597,
    and $131,103, respectively, which is being accreted as additional interest
    expense to maturity and results in an effective interest rate of
    approximately 18.0%.
(e) Atlantic City industry data has been compiled from information filed with
    and published by the CCC and is unaudited.
(f) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 casino square footage includes an
    approximately 12,000 square foot poker, keno and race simulcasting room.
(g) Table drop represents the total dollar value of chips purchased for table
    games for the period indicated.
(h) Market share represents the total Taj Mahal table drop or slot revenues, as
    applicable, expressed as a percentage of total Atlantic City table drop or
    slot revenues, as applicable.
(i)  Fair share is the percentage of the total number of gaming units (table
    games or slot machines, as applicable) in the Taj Mahal to the total number
    of such units in casinos in Atlantic City.
(j)  Efficiency is the ratio of the Taj Mahal's market share to its fair share.
(k) Slot revenue is shown on the cash basis and excludes amounts reserved for
    progressive jackpot accruals.
 
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                                  RISK FACTORS
 
    IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER INFORMATION SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS PROSPECTUS,
BEFORE TENDERING THEIR ORIGINAL NOTES FOR THE EXCHANGE NOTES OFFERED HEREBY,
HOLDERS OF ORIGINAL NOTES SHOULD CONSIDER CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING FACTORS, WHICH
MAY BE GENERALLY APPLICABLE TO THE ORIGINAL NOTES AS WELL AS THE EXCHANGE NOTES.
THIS PROSPECTUS CONTAINS FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WHICH INVOLVE RISKS AND
UNCERTAINTIES. THE ISSUERS' ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE
ANTICIPATED IN THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF CERTAIN FACTORS,
INCLUDING THOSE SET FORTH IN THE FOLLOWING RISK FACTORS AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS
PROSPECTUS.
 
HIGH LEVERAGE AND FIXED CHARGES
 
    Trump AC and its Subsidiaries have a substantial amount of indebtedness on a
consolidated basis. At December 31, 1997, Trump AC's consolidated indebtedness
for borrowed money totaled approximately $1.31 billion, principally representing
the TAC I Notes, the Notes and the TAC III Notes. See "Business-- Certain
Indebtedness." Assuming that the Initial Offering and the Concurrent Initial
Offering had been consummated on January 1, 1997, Trump AC's ratio of
consolidated earnings to fixed charges on a pro forma basis would have been
insufficient to cover fixed charges by $25.3 million for the year ended December
31, 1997. As of December 31, 1997 Trump AC's debt to partner's capital ratio was
4.0.
 
    Interest on the Notes is payable semiannually in cash. The ability of the
Issuers to pay interest on the Notes will be dependent upon the ability of Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates to generate enough cash from operations sufficient
for such purposes. The Guarantors have no outstanding debt (other than their
guarantees) and there are no contractual restrictions on the ability of the
Guarantors to make payments to Trump AC. See "--Holding Company Structure";
"--Risk in Refinancing and Repayment of Indebtedness; Need for Additional
Financing" and "--Historical Results; Past Net Losses."
 
    The substantial consolidated indebtedness and fixed charges of Trump AC may
limit its ability to respond to changing business and economic conditions, to
fund capital expenditures for future expansion or otherwise, either through cash
flow or additional indebtedness, to absorb adverse operating results or to
maintain its facilities at an operating level that will continue to attract
patrons. Future operating results are subject to significant business, economic,
regulatory and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are
outside its control. Trump AC may be required to reduce or delay planned capital
expenditures, sell assets, restructure debt or raise additional equity to meet
principal repayment and other obligations of it and its subsidiaries in later
years. There is no assurance that any of these alternatives could be effected on
satisfactory terms, if at all. See "--Risk in Refinancing and Repayment of
Indebtedness; Need for Additional Financing." Furthermore, such alternatives
could impair Trump AC's competitive position, reduce cash flow and/or have a
material adverse effect on its results of operations.
 
HOLDING COMPANY STRUCTURE
 
    Funding II has no material assets and Trump AC is a holding company, the
principal asset of which is its direct and indirect ownership of partnership
interests in Taj Associates and Plaza Associates, and it has no independent
means of generating revenue. As a holding company, Trump AC depends on
distributions and other permitted payments from Taj Associates and Plaza
Associates to meet its cash needs. The ability of such entities to make such
payments may be restricted by, among other things, the regulations of the CCC,
the covenants contained in the TAC I Note Indenture, the Note Indenture and the
TAC III Note Indenture. See "Business--Gaming and Other Laws and Regulations."
 
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RISK IN REFINANCING AND REPAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS; NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FINANCING
 
    The ability of the Issuers to pay their indebtedness when due will depend
upon the ability of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates to generate cash from
operations sufficient for such purpose or to refinance such indebtedness on or
before the date on which it becomes due. Cash flow from operations may not be
sufficient to repay a substantial portion of the principal amount of the TAC I
Notes, the Notes and the TAC III Notes upon maturity in 2006. The future
operating performance and the ability to refinance the TAC I Notes, the Notes
and the TAC III Notes will be subject to the then prevailing economic
conditions, industry conditions and numerous other financial, business and other
factors, many of which are beyond the control of Trump AC. There can be no
assurance that the future operating performance of Trump AC and its subsidiaries
will be sufficient to meet these repayment obligations or that the general state
of the economy, the status of the capital markets generally or the receptiveness
of the capital markets to the gaming industry and to Trump AC will be conducive
to refinancing the TAC I Notes, the Notes and the TAC III Notes or other
attempts to raise capital.
 
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH A CHANGE OF CONTROL
 
    The Note Indenture contains provisions relating to certain changes of
control of THCR, THCR Holdings, Trump AC, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates.
Upon the occurrence of any such change of control, Trump AC would be obligated
to make an offer to purchase all of the Notes then outstanding at a purchase
price equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid
interest to the date of purchase. The TAC I Note Indenture, the TAC III Note
Indenture (subject to certain conditions) and the indenture governing the Senior
Notes (the "Senior Note Indenture") contain comparable provisions. There can be
no assurance that funds necessary to effect such a purchase would be available
if such an event were to occur. See "Description of the Notes."
 
RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES
 
    The Note Indenture imposes restrictions on Trump AC and its subsidiaries.
Generally, these restrictions relate to the incurrence of additional
indebtedness, the distribution of cash and/or property to partners, the
repayment or repurchase of PARI PASSU or junior securities, investments, mergers
and sales of assets and the creation of liens. These restrictions could limit
the ability of Trump AC (including Plaza Associates and Taj Associates) to
respond to changing business and economic conditions. A failure to comply with
any of these obligations could also result in an event of default under the Note
Indenture, which could permit acceleration of the Notes, the TAC III Notes and
the TAC I Notes and acceleration of certain other indebtedness of THCR and its
subsidiaries under other instruments that may contain cross-acceleration or
cross-default provisions. On the other hand, the Note Indenture, the TAC I Note
Indenture and the TAC III Note Indenture each allow Trump AC to make
distributions to THCR Holdings to pay for, among other things, certain general
and administrative expenses of THCR and THCR Holdings and interest payments on
the Senior Notes. See "Description of the Notes--Certain Covenants--Limitation
on Restricted Payments."
 
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF PROCEEDS
 
    The net proceeds from the Initial Offering will be used for further
renovations, improvements and acquisitions in Atlantic City with respect to
Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal. The use of the net proceeds may include the
development of the Steel Pier, located across The Boardwalk from the Taj Mahal,
or other improvements at Trump Plaza or the Taj Mahal, although no specific
plans have been established. Any such development or improvements may require
Trump AC to obtain various licenses and regulatory approvals depending on the
nature of the development and improvements, including for any development with
respect to the Steel Pier. The failure to obtain required licenses, permits or
approvals in a timely manner or the loss or suspension of any such license,
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development from completion or completion as scheduled. In addition, such
developments or improvements are inherently subject to development and
construction risks including, but not limited to, labor disputes, shortages of
material and skilled labor, weather interference, unforeseen engineering
problems, environmental problems, geological problems, construction, demolition,
excavation, zoning or equipment problems and unanticipated cost increases, any
of which could give rise to delays or cost overruns. Accordingly, no assurance
can be given that any such improvements will be completed. Trump AC may be
required to utilize the proceeds for maintenance or other capital expenditure
requirements that arise in the ordinary course of business.
 
NON-RECOURSE NATURE OF THE NOTES
 
    No direct or indirect partner, employee, officer, stockholder or director,
as such, past, present or future, of either of the Issuers, any Guarantor, or
any successor entity of any Issuer or Guarantor, will have any personal
liability in respect of the obligations of the Issuers under the Note Indenture,
the Notes or any guarantees thereof solely by reason of the status as such
partner, employee, officer, stockholder or director.
 
HISTORICAL RESULTS; PAST NET LOSSES
 
    TRUMP PLAZA.  Plaza Associates had net losses of $8.9 million, $55.0 million
(including an extraordinary loss of $59.1 million) and $4.1 million for the
years ended December 31, 1994, 1996 and 1997, respectively, and net income of
$9.3 million and $1.5 million (including an extraordinary gain of $4.1 million
in 1993 and an extraordinary loss of $9.2 million in 1995) for the years ended
December 31, 1993 and 1995, respectively. On May 29, 1992, Plaza Associates and
Plaza Funding completed a restructuring of their indebtedness (the "1992 Plaza
Restructuring"), the purpose of which was to alleviate their liquidity problems
by improving the amortization schedule and extending the maturity of Plaza
Associates' indebtedness. See "Business--Trump Plaza--Historical Background--The
1992 Events." In June 1993, Plaza Associates, Plaza Funding and Trump AC
completed a refinancing, the purpose of which was to enhance Plaza Associates'
liquidity and to position Plaza Associates for a subsequent deleveraging
transaction. A portion of the proceeds from the June 1995 Offerings (as defined)
was contributed to Plaza Associates to help reduce its indebtedness.
 
    THE TAJ MAHAL.  Taj Associates had net losses of $22.5 million, $36.7
million and $26.6 million for the years ended December 31, 1993, 1994 and 1995,
respectively. For the period from January 1, 1996 through April 17, 1996 (the
date of acquisition), Taj Associates had net losses of $147.0 million (including
an extraordinary loss of $116.4 million). For the period from April 17, 1996
through December 31, 1996, Taj Associates had net income of $5.6 million. Taj
Associates had net losses of $10.2 million for the year ended December 31, 1997.
 
CONTROL AND INVOLVEMENT OF TRUMP
 
    Trump's Substantial Voting Power. Through his beneficial ownership of THCR's
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (the "THCR Class B Common
Stock"), Trump exercises considerable influence over the affairs of THCR and
controls approximately 38.2% of the total voting power of THCR. Management
believes that the involvement of Trump in the affairs of THCR is an important
factor that will affect the prospects of Trump AC. Following the Exchange Offer,
Trump will continue to pursue, develop, control and conduct all of his gaming
business through THCR.
 
    RELIANCE ON TRUMP.  Management believes that Trump's financial condition and
general business success, together with the public's perception of such success,
may be relevant to the success of Trump AC, due in part to the marquee value of
the "Trump" name, even though Trump has no obligation to contribute funds to
THCR, THCR Holdings or Trump AC and is not providing any personal guarantees in
connection with the Initial Offering or the Exchange Offer. The association of
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amenities and first class service at Trump AC's properties could be diminished
in the event that Trump experienced business reversals or the public perceived
such reversals, and, accordingly, the value of a Holder's Notes could be
adversely affected. Moreover, if the CCC at any time finds Trump to be
financially unstable under the New Jersey Casino Control Act (the "Casino
Control Act"), the CCC is authorized to take any necessary public action to
protect the public interest, including the suspension or revocation of the
casino licenses of Plaza Associates and/or Taj Associates. See "--Strict
Regulation by Gaming Authorities" and "Business--Gaming and Laws and Other
Regulations." Trump was a partner of Plaza Operating Partners Ltd. when it filed
a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on
November 2, 1992. The plan of reorganization for Plaza Operating Partners Ltd.
was confirmed on December 11, 1992 and declared effective in January 1993. As
security for certain of his personal indebtedness, Trump has pledged, and caused
Trump Casinos, Inc. ("TCI") to pledge, all of their interests in THCR and THCR
Holdings. In the event that Trump is unable to pay such indebtedness when due,
subject to applicable regulatory approval, such lenders would have the right to
foreclose on the pledged THCR Class B Common Stock and the pledged limited
partnership interests in THCR Holdings and cause such limited partnership
interests to be converted into shares of THCR's Common Stock, par value $.01 per
share ("THCR Common Stock"), and to have such shares registered for resale under
the Securities Act. The Initial Purchaser has rendered financial advisory
services to THCR, Trump AC and Taj Associates in the past, acted as a co-manager
in the June 1995 Offerings, served as underwriters in the 1996 Offerings and
acted as initial purchaser in the Concurrent Initial Offering. In addition, an
affiliate of the Initial Purchaser is a secured creditor of Trump.
 
COMPETITION
 
    THE ATLANTIC CITY MARKET.  Competition in the Atlantic City casino hotel
market is intense. The Atlantic City Properties compete with each other and with
other casino hotels located in Atlantic City, including Trump Marina, which is
wholly owned by THCR Holdings, the parent of Trump AC. Trump Plaza and the Taj
Mahal are located on The Boardwalk, approximately 1.2 miles apart from each
other. At present, there are 12 casino hotels located in Atlantic City,
including the Atlantic City Properties, all of which compete for patrons. In
addition, there are several sites on The Boardwalk and in the Marina district of
Atlantic City (the "Marina") on which casino hotels could be built in the future
and various applications for casino licenses have been filed and announcements
with respect thereto made from time to time (including a casino resort by Mirage
Resorts Incorporated ("Mirage") to be built at the Marina and a casino resort by
MGM Grand, Inc. to be built on The Boardwalk), although management is not aware
of any current construction on such sites by third parties. Substantial new
expansion and development activity has recently been completed or has been
announced in Atlantic City, including the expansion at Harrah's, Hilton,
Caesar's, Resorts, Tropicana and Bally's Wild West Casino, which intensifies
competitive pressures in the Atlantic City market. While management believes
that the addition of hotel capacity would be beneficial to the Atlantic City
market generally, there can be no assurance that such expansion would not be
materially disadvantageous to the Atlantic City Properties. There also can be no
assurance that the Atlantic City development projects which are planned or
underway will be completed.
 
    Total Atlantic City gaming revenues have increased over the past five years,
although at varying rates. In 1993, nine casinos experienced increased gaming
revenues compared to 1992 (including the Taj Mahal), while three casinos
(including Trump Plaza) experienced decreased revenues. In 1994, ten casinos
experienced increased gaming revenues compared to 1993 (including the Taj
Mahal), while two casinos (including Trump Plaza) experienced decreased
revenues. During 1995, all 12 casinos experienced increased gaming revenues
compared to 1994. During 1996, six casinos (including Trump Plaza and the Taj
Mahal) experienced increased gaming revenues compared to 1995, while six casinos
experienced decreased revenues. In 1997, eight casinos (including Trump Plaza
and the Taj Mahal) experienced increased gaming revenues compared to 1996, while
four casinos experienced decreased revenues.
 
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    In 1992, the Atlantic City casino industry experienced an increase of 6.9%
in gaming revenues per square foot from 1991. Gaming revenues per square foot
increased by 1.4% for 1993 (excluding poker and race simulcast rooms, which were
introduced for the first time in such year), compared to 1992. In 1994, gaming
revenues per square foot decreased 2.5% (or 4.5% including square footage
devoted to poker, keno and race simulcasting). The 1994 decline was due, in
part, to the increase in casino floor space in Atlantic City as a result of
expansion of a number of casinos and to the severe weather conditions which
affected the Northeast during the winter of 1994. Between April 30, 1993 and
December 31, 1995, many operators in Atlantic City expanded their facilities in
anticipation of and in connection with the June 1993 legalization of
simulcasting and poker, increasing total gaming square footage by approximately
181,200 square feet (23.3%) of which approximately 83,700 square feet is
currently devoted to poker, keno and race simulcasting. During this same period,
172 poker tables and 5,500 slot machines were added. During 1996, a total of
approximately 65,870 square feet of casino floor space was added, an increase of
47.2%, including Trump World's Fair's 49,193 square feet. Slot machines
increased by approximately 1,911 units during 1996 and table games increased by
approximately 44 units during 1996, of which Trump World's Fair accounted for
1,518 units and 16 units, respectively. During 1997, a total of approximately
51,870 square feet of casino floor space was added. Slot machines increased by
approximately 2,153 units and table games increased by approximately 82 units
during 1997. See "Business--Competition--Atlantic City."
 
   
    The Atlantic City Properties also compete, or will compete, with facilities
in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States at which
casino gaming or other forms of wagering are currently, or in the future may be,
authorized. To a lesser extent, the Atlantic City Properties face competition
from gaming facilities nationwide, including land-based, cruise line, riverboat
and dockside casinos located in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Dakota, Ontario (Windsor and Niagara
Falls), the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and other locations inside and outside the
United States, and from other forms of legalized gaming in New Jersey and in its
surrounding states such as lotteries, horse racing (including off-track
betting), jai alai, bingo and dog racing, and from illegal wagering of various
types. New or expanded operations by other persons can be expected to increase
competition and could result in the saturation of certain gaming markets. In
September 1995, New York introduced a keno lottery game, which is played on
video terminals that have been set up in approximately 1,800 bars, restaurants
and bowling alleys across the state. In December 1996, Bay Cruises began
operation of a gambling cruise ship where patrons are taken from a pier in
Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York to international waters to gamble. Bay
Cruises temporarily ceased operations pending the outcome of its appeal of a
federal prosecutor's ruling that the ships must travel 12, rather than 3, miles
offshore to reach international waters. On December 2, 1997, a federal judge
overruled the prosecutor's ruling, and Bay Cruises announced plans to resume
operations. In September 1997, another gambling cruise ship was launched off the
coast of Montauk, New York. On January 28, 1998, Manhattan Cruises began
offering nightly gambling cruises departing from Manhattan, New York City and
five other companies are currently seeking permission to operate similar
cruises. On December 5, 1997, the mayor of New York City proposed the
construction of a casino on Governors Island, located in the middle of New York
Harbor; however, the proposal would require an amendment to the New York State
Constitution and the sale of the island to New York by the federal government.
In Delaware, a total of approximately 2,000 slot machines were installed at 3
horse tracks in 1996, and track owners in several other states are seeking to do
the same. In December 1996, the temporary Casino Niagara opened in Niagara
Falls, Ontario. Ontario officials expect that two-thirds of Casino Niagara's
patrons will come from the United States, predominantly from western New York.
In February 1998, the Ontario Casino Commission designated a consortium whose
principal investor is Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt") as the preferred
developer of the permanent Casino Niagara.
    
 
    In addition to competing with other casino hotels in Atlantic City and
elsewhere, by virtue of their proximity to each other and the common aspects of
certain of their respective marketing efforts, including the common use of the
"Trump" name, the Atlantic City Properties compete directly with each other and
with Trump Marina for gaming patrons.
 
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    OTHER COMPETITION.  In addition, the Atlantic City Properties face
competition in a number of states from casino facilities operated by federally
recognized Native American tribes. Pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
("IGRA"), which was passed by Congress in 1988, any state which permits casino-
style gaming (even if only for limited charity purposes) is required to
negotiate gaming compacts with federally recognized Native American tribes.
Under IGRA, Native American tribes enjoy comparative freedom from regulation and
taxation of gaming operations, which provides them with an advantage over their
competitors, including the Atlantic City Properties. In March 1996, the United
States Supreme Court struck down a provision of IGRA which allowed Native
American tribes to sue states in federal court for failing to negotiate gaming
compacts in good faith. Management cannot predict the impact of this decision on
the ability of Native American tribes to negotiate compacts with states.
 
   
    In 1991, the Mashantucket Pequot Nation opened Foxwoods Casino Resort
("Foxwoods"), a casino facility in Ledyard, Connecticut, located in the far
eastern portion of such state, an approximately three-hour drive from New York
City and an approximately two and one-half hour drive from Boston, which
currently offers 24-hour gaming and contains over 5,500 slot machines. An
ongoing expansion at Foxwoods, due to be completed in April 1998, will include
additional hotel rooms, restaurants and retail stores. Foxwoods also plans to
begin operating a high-speed ferry between New York City and its casino. The
Mashantucket Pequot Nation has also announced plans for a high speed train
linking Foxwoods to the interstate highway and an airport outside Providence,
Rhode Island. In addition, in October 1996, the Mohegan Nation opened the
Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, located 10 miles from Foxwoods.
Developed by Sun International Hotel, Ltd., the Mohegan Sun Resort has 75% of
the gaming capacity of Foxwoods. The Mohegan Nation has announced plans for an
expansion of the casino facilities and the construction of a hotel, convention
center and entertainment center to be completed by the year 2000. In addition,
the Eastern Pequots are seeking formal recognition as a Native American tribe
for the purpose of opening a casino in the North Stonington area. There can be
no assurance that any continued expansion of gaming operations of the
Mashantucket Pequot Nation, the gaming operations of the Mohegan Nation or the
commencement of gaming operations by the Eastern Pequots would not have a
materially adverse impact on the operations of the Atlantic City Properties. See
"Business--Competition--Other Competition."
    
 
    Legislation permitting other forms of casino gaming has been proposed, from
time to time, in various states, including those bordering New Jersey. Six
states have presently legalized riverboat gambling while others are considering
its approval, including New York and Pennsylvania. Several states are
considering or have approved large scale land-based casinos. Additionally, since
1993, the gaming space in Las Vegas has expanded significantly, with additional
capacity planned and currently under construction. The operations of the
Atlantic City Properties could be adversely affected by such competition,
particularly if casino gaming were permitted in jurisdictions near or elsewhere
in New Jersey or in other states in the Northeast. In December 1993, the Rhode
Island Lottery Commission approved the addition of slot machine games on video
terminals at Lincoln Greyhound Park and Newport Jai Alai, where poker and
blackjack have been offered for over three years. Currently, casino gaming,
other than Native American gaming, is not allowed in other areas of New Jersey
or in Connecticut, New York or Pennsylvania. On November 17, 1995, a proposal to
allow casino gaming in Bridgeport, Connecticut was voted down by that state's
Senate. On January 28, 1997, the New York State Senate rejected a constitutional
amendment to legalize casino gambling in certain areas of New York State,
effectively postponing any new gambling constitutional amendment until 1999. To
the extent that legalized gaming becomes more prevalent in New Jersey or other
jurisdictions near Atlantic City, competition would intensify. In particular,
proposals have been introduced to legalize gaming in other locations, including
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition, legislation has from time to time been
introduced in the New Jersey State Legislature relating to types of statewide
legalized gaming, such as video games with small wagers. To date, no such
legislation, which may require a state constitutional amendment, has been
enacted. Management is unable to predict whether any such legislation, in New
Jersey or elsewhere, will be enacted or whether, if passed, would have a
material adverse impact on Trump AC.
 
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RELIANCE ON KEY PERSONNEL
 
    The ability of Trump AC to operate successfully is dependent, in part, upon
the continued services of certain of its employees, including Nicholas L. Ribis,
the President and Chief Executive Officer of THCR and the Chief Executive
Officer of THCR Holdings. Mr. Ribis' employment agreement with THCR and THCR
Holdings expires on June 12, 2000 (subject to earlier termination upon the
occurrence of certain events). There can be no assurance that a suitable
replacement for Mr. Ribis could be found in the event of a termination of his
employment. A shortage of skilled management-level employees currently exists in
the gaming industry which may make it difficult and expensive to attract and
retain qualified employees.
 
STRICT REGULATION BY GAMING AUTHORITIES
 
    The ownership and operation of the gaming-related businesses of Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates are subject to strict state regulation under the
Casino Control Act. Plaza Associates and Taj Associates and their various
officers and other qualifiers have received the licenses, permits and
authorizations required to operate Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal, respectively.
Failure to maintain or obtain the requisite casino licenses would have a
material adverse effect on Trump AC. On June 22, 1995, the CCC renewed Taj
Associates' casino license through March 31, 1999 and renewed Plaza Associates'
casino license through June 30, 1999, subject to revocation or suspension upon
the occurrence of certain events. In May 1996, the CCC granted Plaza Associates
a license to operate Trump World's Fair through May 1997. In June 1996, the CCC
granted TCS a license through July 1997, which license has been renewed through
July 1998. In December 1996, the CCC allowed Plaza Associates to operate Trump
Plaza and Trump World's Fair under one casino license through May 1999. No
assurance can be given as to the term for which the CCC will renew these
licenses or as to what license conditions, if any, may be imposed by the CCC in
connection with any future renewals. A petition seeking approval of the Initial
Offering by the CCC was filed on November 5, 1997. On December 3, 1997, the CCC
approved the Initial Offering and the Exchange Offer.
 
    The Casino Control Act imposes substantial restrictions on the ownership of
securities of Trump AC and its subsidiaries. See "Business--Gaming and Other
Laws and Regulations." A Holder of Notes may be required to meet the
qualification provisions of the Casino Control Act relating to financial sources
and/or security holders. The Note Indenture provides that if the CCC requires a
holder of securities (whether the record or beneficial owner) to qualify under
the Casino Control Act and such holder does not so qualify, then such holder
must dispose of his interest in the Notes within 30 days after receipt by the
Issuers of notice of such finding that such holder does not so qualify, or the
Issuers may redeem such Notes at the lower of outstanding principal amount or
their value calculated as if the investment had been made on the date of
disqualification of such holder (or such lesser amount as may be required by the
CCC). If a holder is found unqualified by the CCC, it is unlawful for the holder
(i) to exercise, directly or through any trustee or nominee, any right conferred
by such securities or (ii) to receive any dividends or interest upon such
securities or any remuneration, in any form, from its affiliated casino licensee
for services rendered or otherwise.
 
TAXES AND FEES
 
    Trump AC's current gaming operations are, and any future gaming operations
are likely to be, subject to significant taxes and fees in addition to normal
federal and state corporate income taxes, and such taxes and fees are subject to
increase at any time. Any material increase in these taxes or fees would
adversely affect Trump AC.
 
LIMITATIONS ON LICENSE OF THE TRUMP NAME
 
    Subject to certain restrictions, THCR has the exclusive right to use the
"Trump" name and likeness in connection with gaming and related activities
pursuant to a trademark license agreement between Trump and THCR (the "License
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License Agreement are secured by a security interest in the names "Trump,"
"Donald Trump" and "Donald J. Trump" (including variations thereon, the "Trump
Names") and related intellectual property rights (collectively, the "Marks") for
use in connection with casino services, pursuant to a security agreement (the
"Trademark Security Agreement"). If there were a default under the License
Agreement or the Trademark Security Agreement, THCR would have rights, subject
to the requirements of applicable state law, to enforce the rights and remedies
contained in the Trademark Security Agreement. In the event of a foreclosure
sale of the Marks, the net amount realized in such sale by THCR might not yield
the full amount of damages that THCR could sustain as a result of the default.
In addition, the existence of rights of others to the use of the Trump Names,
including pursuant to any security interests in trademarks for non-gaming
hotels, could adversely affect the ability of THCR to realize the benefits of
the Trademark Security Agreement. THCR's right to repossess and dispose of the
Marks upon a breach of the License Agreement may be significantly impaired if
the owner of the Marks were to become the subject of a case under the United
States Bankruptcy Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") prior to THCR's having
repossessed and disposed of the Marks. Under the Bankruptcy Code, secured
creditors, such as THCR, are automatically stayed from repossessing or disposing
of their collateral without bankruptcy court approval. Moreover, the Bankruptcy
Code permits a defaulting debtor to retain and continue to use the collateral if
the secured creditor is given "adequate protection" of its interest in the
collateral. Such adequate protection under the Bankruptcy Code may take various
forms, including the granting of a replacement lien or other relief that will
enable the secured creditor to realize the "indubitable equivalent" of its
interest in the collateral. Accordingly, it is impossible to predict whether or
when THCR would repossess or dispose of the Marks, or whether or to what extent
THCR would then be compensated for any delay in payment or loss of value of the
Marks through the requirement of "adequate protection" if the owner of the Marks
were to become the subject of a bankruptcy or reorganization case. Furthermore,
the License Agreement could be rejected in connection with a bankruptcy of the
licensor if, in the business judgment of a trustee or the licensor, as
debtor-in-possession, rejection of the contract would benefit the licensor's
estate. In the event of such rejection, THCR could assert a claim for damages,
secured by THCR's lien on the Marks.
 
SEASONAL NATURE OF REVENUES AND CASH FLOW
 
    The gaming industry in Atlantic City is seasonal in nature, with the
heaviest activity occurring during the period from May through September.
Consequently, Trump AC's operating results during the two quarters ending in
March and December would not likely be as profitable as the two quarters ending
in June and September.
 
WAIVER OF DEFAULTS
 
    The Note Indenture contains provisions permitting the Issuers, the
Guarantors and the Trustee to enter into a supplemental indenture or to amend,
modify or supplement the Notes or the Mortgage Documents for certain limited
purposes without the consent of the Holders. In addition, with the consent of
the Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the
Notes at the time outstanding, the Issuers, the Guarantors and the Trustee are
permitted to amend or supplement the Note Indenture or any supplemental
indenture, the Mortgage Documents, the Notes or modify the rights of the
Holders, subject to certain limitations. See "Description of the
Notes--Amendments and Supplements." The holders of not less than two-thirds in
aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes affected thereby
(subject to certain limitations) may modify the obligations of the Issuers to
make and consummate a Change of Control Offer or modify any of the provisions or
definitions with respect thereto. Amendments may be made to the Collateral
Agency Agreement only with the consent of holders of at least a majority in
aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness then secured pursuant thereto.
 
    The holders of the applicable percentages of aggregate principal amount
outstanding of the Notes specified in the preceding paragraph may waive
compliance with certain restrictive covenants and provisions of the Note
Indenture and the Mortgage Documents.
 
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    There can be no assurance that the Holders will not amend or supplement the
Note Indenture or any supplemental indenture, the Mortgage Documents, the Notes
or modify the rights of the Holders or waive compliance with certain restrictive
covenants and provisions of the Note Indenture and the Mortgage Documents. Any
such amendment or waiver may adversely affect the rights of Holders.
 
RISKS RELATED TO CREDITWORTHINESS OF PATRONS
 
    Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal are exposed to certain risks related to the
creditworthiness of their patrons. Historically, Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal
have extended credit on a discretionary basis to certain qualified patrons. For
the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, Trump Plaza's credit play as a
percentage of total dollars wagered was approximately 17.7%, 17.4% and 18.9%,
respectively. As part of Trump Plaza's business strategy, Trump Plaza has
imposed stricter standards on applications for new or additional credit. For the
years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, the Taj Mahal's credit play as a
percentage of total dollars wagered was approximately 24.5%, 29.7% and 31.2%,
respectively. In 1997, 21.7% of receivables at Trump Plaza and 56.7% of
receivables at the Taj Mahal were due from non-United States patrons. There can
be no assurance that defaults in the repayment of credit by patrons of Trump
Plaza and the Taj Mahal could not have a material adverse effect on the results
of operations of Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal.
 
FAILURE TO FILE CURRENCY TRANSACTION REPORTS
 
    The United States Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury") has adopted
regulations pursuant to which a casino is required to file a report of each
deposit, withdrawal, exchange of currency, gambling tokens or chips, or other
payments or transfers by, through or to such casino which involves a transaction
in currency of more than $10,000 per patron, per gaming day (a "Currency
Transaction Report"). Such reports are required to be made on forms prescribed
by the Secretary of the Treasury and are filed with the Commissioner of the
Internal Revenue Service (the "Service"). In addition, Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates are required to maintain detailed records (including the names,
addresses, social security numbers and other information with respect to its
gaming customers) dealing with, among other items, the deposit and withdrawal of
funds and the maintenance of a line of credit.
 
    As the result of an audit conducted by the Treasury's Office of Financial
Enforcement in 1995, Plaza Associates was alleged to have failed to file timely
the Currency Transaction Report in connection with 65 individual currency
transactions in excess of $10,000 during the period from October 31, 1986 to
December 10, 1988. Plaza Associates paid a fine of $292,500 in connection with
these violations. From 1992 through 1995, the Service conducted an audit of
Currency Transaction Reports filed by Taj Associates for the period from April
2, 1990 through December 31, 1991. The Treasury has received a report detailing
the audit as well as the response of Taj Associates. As a result of Taj
Associates' audit, the Treasury has notified Taj Associates that it failed to
timely file Currency Transaction Reports in connection with certain currency
transactions. Taj Associates paid a fine of $477,000 in connection with 106 of
these violations. Although Trump AC believes that its fines are no larger than
those of similar size casinos in Atlantic City, there can be no assurances as to
whether the Treasury will impose further fines on Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal,
which could have an adverse effect on the results of operations of these
entities.
 
FRAUDULENT TRANSFER CONSIDERATIONS
 
    The obligations of Taj Associates, Plaza Associates or any other Guarantor
under its guarantee of the Notes, as well as the security interest granted by
Taj Associates or Plaza Associates in its assets to secure the Notes and its
respective guarantee, may be subject to review under state or federal fraudulent
transfer laws in the event of the bankruptcy or other financial difficulty of
such Guarantor. In the event that a court were to find that at the time such
Guarantor incurred such obligations or granted such security interest, it (a)
did so with actual intent to hinder, delay or defraud its creditors or (b) did
not receive reasonably equivalent value or fair consideration therefor, and
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(iii) was engaged in a business or transaction for which its remaining
unencumbered assets constituted unreasonably small capital or (iv) intended to
incur or believed that it would incur debts beyond its ability to pay as such
debts matured, such court could avoid such Guarantor's obligations under its
guarantee, as well as the security interests securing such guarantee, and direct
the return of any amounts paid under such guarantee to such Guarantor or to a
fund for the benefit of its creditors. The Notes will not have the benefit of a
pledge of the equity interests of the Subsidiaries of Trump AC, which interests
are exclusively pledged for the benefit of the Senior Notes, and will not be
secured by the assets of Subsidiaries of Trump AC other than Plaza Associates
and Taj Associates.
 
    Among other things, a court might conclude that a Guarantor did not receive
reasonably equivalent value or fair consideration for its guarantee to the
extent that the economic benefits realized by it in the Initial Offering
(including the payment of its outstanding obligations) were less than the
aggregate amount of its liability under its guarantee.
 
    The measure of insolvency for purposes of the foregoing will vary depending
on the law of the jurisdiction being applied. Generally, however, an entity
would be considered insolvent if the sum of its debts (including contingent or
unliquidated debts) is greater than all of its property at a fair valuation or
if the present fair salable value of its assets is less than the amount that
would be required to pay its probable liability on its existing debts as they
become absolute and matured.
 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
    Certain statements contained in this Prospectus, including without
limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates,"
"intends," "will," "expects" and words of similar import, constitute
"forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual
results, performance or achievements of the Issuers or industry results to be
materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include,
among others, the following: general economic and business conditions, both
domestic and foreign; demographic changes; existing government regulations and
changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; legislative
proposals; liability and other claims asserted against the Issuers; competition
in the gaming industry; changes in operating strategy or expansion and
development plans; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the
availability and terms of capital to fund the expansion of the Issuers'
business; and other factors referenced in this Prospectus. Certain of these
factors are discussed in more detail elsewhere in this Prospectus, including,
without limitation, under the captions " Prospectus Summary," "Risk Factors" and
"Business." Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Issuers disclaim
any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of
any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to
reflect future events or developments. All forward-looking statements are
expressly qualified by such cautionary statements.
 
LACK OF PUBLIC MARKET FOR THE EXCHANGE NOTES
 
    The Exchange Notes will constitute a new issue of securities with no
established trading market, and there can be no assurance as to (i) the
liquidity of any such market that may develop, (ii) the ability of Holders of
Exchange Notes to sell their Exchange Notes or (iii) the price at which the
Holders of Exchange Notes would be able to sell their Exchange Notes. If such a
market were to exist, the Exchange Notes could trade at prices that may be
higher or lower than their principal amount or purchase price, depending on many
factors, including prevailing interest rates, the market for similar notes and
the financial performance of the Issuers and their subsidiaries. The Issuers
have been advised by the Initial Purchaser that the Initial Purchaser presently
intends to make a market in the Exchange Notes. However, the Initial Purchaser
is not obligated to do so, and any market-making activity with respect to the
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Notes may be discontinued at any time without notice. In addition, such
market-making activity will be subject to the limits imposed by the Exchange
Act. There can be no assurance that, even following registration of the Exchange
Notes, an active trading market will exist for the Exchange Notes or that any
such trading market will be liquid.
 
CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO EXCHANGE
 
    Holders of Original Notes who do not exchange their Original Notes for
Exchange Notes pursuant to the Exchange Offer will continue to be subject to the
restrictions on transfer of such Original Notes as set forth in the legend
thereon as a consequence of the issuance of the Original Notes pursuant to
exemptions from, or in transactions not subject to, the registration
requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. In
general, the Original Notes may not be offered or sold unless registered under
the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, or pursuant to an
exemption therefrom. Except under certain limited circumstances, the Issuers do
not intend to register the Original Notes under the Securities Act. In addition,
any Holder of Original Notes who tenders in the Exchange Offer for the purpose
of participating in a distribution of the Exchange Notes may be deemed to have
received restricted securities and, if so, will be required to comply with the
registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act in
connection with any resale transaction. To the extent Original Notes are
tendered and accepted in the Exchange Offer, the trading market, if any, for the
Original Notes not tendered could be adversely affected. See "The Exchange
Offer" and "Original Notes Registration Rights."
 
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                                USE OF PROCEEDS
 
    There will be no proceeds to Trump AC from the exchange pursuant to the
Exchange Offer. The net proceeds to Trump AC from the Initial Offering were
approximately $69.1 million, after deducting discounts and commissions and
expenses of the Initial Offering. The net proceeds of the Initial Offering will
be used for further renovations, improvements and acquisitions in Atlantic City
with respect to Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal in accordance with the Note
Indenture. The use of the net proceeds may include the development of the Steel
Pier, located across The Boardwalk from the Taj Mahal, or other improvements at
Trump Plaza or the Taj Mahal, although no specific plans have been established.
The net proceeds to Trump AC from the Concurrent Initial Offering were
approximately $22.4 million, after deducting discounts and commissions and
expenses of the Concurrent Initial Offering. The net proceeds of the Concurrent
Initial Offering are being used for working capital and other general corporate
purposes at Trump AC and its Subsidiaries in accordance with the TAC III Note
Indenture.
 
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                               THE EXCHANGE OFFER
 
PURPOSE OF THE EXCHANGE OFFER
 
    The Original Notes were originally issued and sold on December 10, 1997.
Such sales were not registered under the Securities Act in reliance upon the
exemption provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 144A of the
Securities Act. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Issuers and
the Guarantors have agreed to file by the 45th day following the closing date of
the Initial Offering (the "Closing Date"), a Registration Statement with respect
to an offer to exchange the Original Notes for the Exchange Notes and to use
their best efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective by
the 150th day following the Closing Date and, upon becoming effective, to
commence the Exchange Offer and cause the same to remain open for acceptance for
not less than 30 days after the date of commencement. If the Exchange Offer is
not consummated within 45 days following the date the Registration Statement is
declared effective or, under certain circumstances, the Initial Purchaser so
requests, the Issuers and the Guarantors will file and use their best efforts to
cause to be declared effective a Shelf Registration Statement with respect to
resales of the Original Notes and the guarantees thereof from time to time and
will use their best efforts to keep such registration statement effective until
three years after the effective date thereof. If the applicable registration
statement is not filed or declared effective or ceases to be effective or the
Exchange Offer is not consummated within the applicable time periods related
thereto (each, a "Registration Default"), the Issuers will be required to pay
Liquidated Damages to each Holder of the Original Notes, in the amount of $.05
per week per $1,000 principal amount of Original Notes for the initial 90-day
period following such Registration Default. The amount of such Liquidated
Damages will increase by an additional $.05 per week per $1,000 principal amount
of Original Notes at the beginning of each subsequent 90-day period, up to a
maximum amount of $.30 per week per $1,000 principal amount of Original Notes.
If, subsequently, such Registration Default is cured, the accrual of Liquidated
Damages will cease. See "Original Notes Registration Rights."
 
    The sole purpose of the Exchange Offer is to fulfill the obligations of the
Issuers with respect to the Registration Rights Agreement.
 
TERMS OF THE EXCHANGE
 
    The Issuers hereby offer to exchange, upon the terms and subject to the
conditions set forth herein and in the Letter of Transmittal, $1,000 in
principal amount of Exchange Notes for each $1,000 in principal amount of the
Original Notes. The terms of the Exchange Notes are identical in all respects to
the terms of the Original Notes for which they may be exchanged pursuant to this
Exchange Offer, except that the Exchange Notes will generally be freely
transferable by Holders thereof, and the Holders of the Exchange Notes (as well
as remaining Holders of any Original Notes) will not be entitled to registration
rights under the Registration Rights Agreement. See "Original Notes Registration
Rights." The Exchange Notes will evidence the same debt as the Original Notes
and will be entitled to the benefits of the Note Indenture. See "Description of
the Notes."
 
    The Exchange Offer is not conditioned upon any minimum aggregate principal
amount of Original Notes being tendered for exchange.
 
    Based on interpretations by the Staff set forth in no-action letters issued
to third parties, the Issuers believe that Exchange Notes issued pursuant to the
Exchange Offer in exchange for the Original Notes may be offered for resale,
resold and otherwise transferred by Holders thereof (other than any Holder which
is (i) an "affiliate" of the Issuers within the meaning of Rule 405 under the
Securities Act, (ii) a broker-dealer who acquired Original Notes directly from
the Issuer or (iii) broker-dealers who acquired Original Notes as a result of
market making or other trading activities) without compliance with the
registration and prospectus delivery provisions of the Securities Act provided
that such Exchange Notes are acquired in the ordinary course of such Holder's
business, and such Holders are not engaged in, and do not intend to engage in,
and have no arrangement or understanding with any person to participate in, a
distribution of such Exchange Notes. Each broker-dealer that receives Exchange
Notes pursuant to the Exchange Offer must acknowledge that it will deliver a
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Exchange Notes. The Letter of Transmittal states that by so acknowledging, and
by delivering a prospectus, a broker-dealer will not be deemed to admit that it
is an "underwriter" within the meaning of the Securities Act. Broker-dealers who
acquired Original Notes as a result of market making or other trading activities
may use this Prospectus, as supplemented or amended, in connection with resales
of the Exchange Notes. The Issuers have agreed that, for a period not to exceed
180 days after the Exchange Date, they will make this Prospectus available to
any broker-dealer for use in connection with any such resale. Any Holder that
cannot rely upon such interpretations must comply with the registration and
prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act in connection with a
secondary resale transaction.
 
    Tendering Holders of Original Notes will not be required to pay brokerage
commissions or fees or, subject to the instructions in the Letter of
Transmittal, transfer taxes with respect to the exchange of the Original Notes
pursuant to the Exchange Offer.
 
    The Exchange Notes will bear interest from and including their respective
dates of issuance. Holders whose Original Notes are accepted for exchange will
receive accrued interest thereon to, but not including, the date of issuance of
the Exchange Notes, such interest to be payable with the first interest payment
on the Exchange Notes, but will not receive any payment in respect of interest
on the Original Notes accrued after the issuance of the Exchange Notes.
 
EXPIRATION DATE; EXTENSIONS; TERMINATION; AMENDMENTS
 
    The Exchange Offer expires on the Expiration Date. The term "Expiration
Date" means 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on       , 1998, unless the Issuers
in their sole discretion extend the period during which the Exchange Offer is
open, in which event the term "Expiration Date" means the latest time and date
on which the Exchange Offer, as so extended by the Issuers, expires. The Issuers
reserve the right to extend the Exchange Offer at any time and from time to time
prior to the Expiration Date by giving written notice to U.S. Bank National
Association (the "Exchange Agent") and by timely public announcement
communicated, unless otherwise required by applicable law or regulation, by
making a release to the Dow Jones News Service. During any extension of the
Exchange Offer, all Original Notes previously tendered pursuant to the Exchange
Offer will remain subject to the Exchange Offer.
 
    The initial Exchange Date will be the first business day following the
Expiration Date. The Issuers expressly reserve the right to (i) terminate the
Exchange Offer and not accept for exchange any Original Notes for any reason,
including if any of the events set forth below under "--Conditions to the
Exchange Offer" shall have occurred and shall not have been waived by the
Issuers and (ii) amend the terms of the Exchange Offer in any manner, whether
before or after any tender of the Original Notes. If any such termination or
amendment occurs, the Issuers will notify the Exchange Agent in writing and will
either issue a press release or give written notice to the Holders of the
Original Notes as promptly as practicable. Unless the Issuers terminate the
Exchange Offer prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Expiration Date,
the Issuers will exchange the Exchange Notes for the Original Notes on the
Exchange Date.
 
    If the Issuers waive any material condition to the Exchange Offer, or amend
the Exchange Offer in any other material respect, and if at the time that notice
of such waiver or amendment is first published, sent or given to Holders of
Original Notes in the manner specified above, the Exchange Offer is scheduled to
expire at any time earlier than the expiration of a period ending on the fifth
business day from, and including, the date that such notice is first so
published, sent or given, then the Exchange Offer will be extended until the
expiration of such period of five business days.
 
    This Prospectus and the related Letter of Transmittal and other relevant
materials will be mailed by the Issuers to record Holders of Original Notes and
will be furnished to brokers, banks and similar persons whose names, or the
names of whose nominees, appear on the lists of Holders for subsequent
transmittal to beneficial owners of Original Notes.
 
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HOW TO TENDER
 
    The tender to the Issuers of Original Notes by a Holder thereof pursuant to
one of the procedures set forth below will constitute an agreement between such
Holder and the Issuers in accordance with the terms and subject to the
conditions set forth herein and in the Letter of Transmittal.
 
    GENERAL PROCEDURES.  A Holder of an Original Note may tender the same by (i)
properly completing and signing the Letter of Transmittal or a facsimile thereof
(all references in this Prospectus to the Letter of Transmittal shall be deemed
to include a facsimile thereof) and delivering the same, together with the
certificate or certificates representing the Original Notes being tendered and
any required signature guarantees (or a timely confirmation of a book-entry
transfer (a "Book-Entry Confirmation") pursuant to the procedure described
below), to the Exchange Agent at its address set forth on the back cover of this
Prospectus on or prior to the Expiration Date or (ii) complying with the
guaranteed delivery procedures described below.
 
    If tendered Original Notes are registered in the name of the signer of the
Letter of Transmittal and the Exchange Notes to be issued in exchange therefor
are to be issued (and any untendered Original Notes are to be reissued) in the
name of the registered Holder, the signature of such signer need not be
guaranteed. In any other case, the tendered Original Notes must be endorsed or
accompanied by written instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to the
Issuers and duly executed by the registered Holder and the signature on the
endorsement or instrument of transfer must be guaranteed by a firm (an "Eligible
Institution") that is a member of a recognized signature guarantee medallion
program within the meaning of Rule 17Ad-15 under the Exchange Act. If the
Exchange Notes and/or Original Notes not exchanged are to be delivered to an
address other than that of the registered Holder appearing on the note register
for the Original Notes, the signature on the Letter of Transmittal must be
guaranteed by an Eligible Institution.
 
    Any beneficial owner whose Original Notes are registered in the name of a
broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee and who wishes
to tender Original Notes should contact such Holder promptly and instruct such
Holder to tender Original Notes on such beneficial owner's behalf. If such
beneficial owner wishes to tender such Original Notes himself, such beneficial
owner must, prior to completing and executing the Letter of Transmittal and
delivering such Original Notes, either make appropriate arrangements to register
ownership of the Original Notes in such beneficial owner's name or follow the
procedures described in the immediately preceding paragraph. The transfer of
record ownership may take considerable time.
 
    BOOK-ENTRY TRANSFER.  The Exchange Agent will make a request to establish an
account with respect to the Original Notes at The Depository Trust Company (the
"Book-Entry Transfer Facility") for purposes of the Exchange Offer within two
business days after receipt of this Prospectus, and any financial institution
that is a participant in the Book-Entry Transfer Facility's systems may make
book-entry delivery of Original Notes by causing the Book-Entry Transfer
Facility to transfer such Original Notes into the Exchange Agent's account at
the Book-Entry Transfer Facility in accordance with the Book-Entry Transfer
Facility's procedures for transfer. However, although delivery of Original Notes
may be effected through book-entry transfer at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility,
the Letter of Transmittal, with any required signature guarantees and any other
required documents, must, in any case, be transmitted to and received by the
Exchange Agent at the address specified on the back cover page of this
Prospectus on or prior to the Expiration Date or the guaranteed delivery
procedures described below must be complied with.
 
    THE METHOD OF DELIVERY OF ORIGINAL NOTES AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS IS AT THE
ELECTION AND RISK OF THE HOLDER. IF SENT BY MAIL, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
REGISTERED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, BE USED, PROPER INSURANCE BE
OBTAINED, AND THE MAILING BE MADE SUFFICIENTLY IN ADVANCE OF THE EXPIRATION DATE
TO PERMIT DELIVERY TO THE EXCHANGE AGENT ON OR BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE.
 
    Unless an exemption applies under the applicable law and regulations
concerning "backup withholding" of federal income tax, the Exchange Agent will
be required to withhold, and will withhold, 31% of the gross proceeds otherwise
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provide his taxpayer identification number (social security number or employer
identification number) and certify that such number is correct. Each tendering
Holder should complete and sign the main signature form and the Substitute Form
W-9 included as part of the Letter of Transmittal, so as to provide the
information and certification necessary to avoid backup withholding, unless an
applicable exemption exists and is proved in a manner satisfactory to the
Issuers and the Exchange Agent.
 
    GUARANTEED DELIVERY PROCEDURES.  If a Holder desires to accept the Exchange
Offer and time will not permit a Letter of Transmittal or Original Notes to
reach the Exchange Agent before the Expiration Date, a tender may be effected if
the Exchange Agent has received at its office listed on the back cover hereof on
or prior to the Expiration Date a letter, telegram or facsimile transmission
from an Eligible Institution setting forth the name and address of the tendering
Holder, the names in which the Original Notes are registered and, if possible,
the certificate numbers of the Original Notes to be tendered, and stating that
the tender is being made thereby and guaranteeing that within five New York
Stock Exchange trading days after the date of execution of such letter, telegram
or facsimile transmission by the Eligible Institution, the Original Notes, in
proper form for transfer, will be delivered by such Eligible Institution
together with a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal (and
any other required documents). Unless Original Notes being tendered by the
above-described method (or a timely Book-Entry Confirmation) are deposited with
the Exchange Agent within the time period set forth above (accompanied or
preceded by a properly completed Letter of Transmittal and any other required
documents), the Issuers may, at their option, reject the tender. Copies of a
Notice of Guaranteed Delivery which may be used by Eligible Institutions for the
purposes described in this paragraph are being delivered with this Prospectus
and the related Letter of Transmittal.
 
    A tender will be deemed to have been received as of the date when the
tendering Holder's properly completed and duly signed Letter of Transmittal
accompanied by the Original Notes (or a timely Book-Entry Confirmation) is
received by the Exchange Agent. Issuances of Exchange Notes in exchange for
Original Notes tendered pursuant to a Notice of Guaranteed Delivery or letter,
telegram or facsimile transmission to similar effect (as provided above) by an
Eligible Institution will be made only against deposit of the Letter of
Transmittal (and any other required documents) and the tendered Original Notes
(or a timely Book-Entry Confirmation).
 
    All questions as to the validity, form, eligibility (including time of
receipt) and acceptance for exchange of any tender of Original Notes will be
determined by the Issuers, whose determination will be final and binding. The
Issuers reserve the absolute right to reject any or all tenders not in proper
form or the acceptances for exchange of which may, in the opinion of counsel to
the Issuers, be unlawful. The Issuers also reserve the absolute right to waive
any of the conditions of the Exchange Offer or any defect or irregularities in
tenders of any particular Holder whether or not similar defects or
irregularities are waived in the case of other Holders. None of the Issuers, the
Exchange Agent or any other person will be under any duty to give notification
of any defects or irregularities in tenders or shall incur any liability for
failure to give any such notification. The Issuers' interpretation of the terms
and conditions of the Exchange Offer (including the Letter of Transmittal and
the instructions thereto) will be final and binding.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
 
    The Letter of Transmittal contains, among other things, the following terms
and conditions, which are part of the Exchange Offer.
 
    The party tendering Original Notes for exchange (the "Transferor")
exchanges, assigns and transfers the Original Notes to the Issuers and
irrevocably constitutes and appoints the Exchange Agent as the Transferor's
agent and attorney-in-fact to cause the Original Notes to be assigned,
transferred and exchanged. The Transferor represents and warrants that it has
full power and authority to tender, exchange, assign and transfer the Original
Notes and to acquire Exchange Notes issuable upon the exchange of such tendered
Original Notes, and that, when the same are accepted for exchange, the Issuers
will acquire good and unencumbered title to the tendered Original Notes, free
and clear of all liens, restrictions, charges and encumbrances and not subject
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that it will, upon request, execute and deliver any additional documents deemed
by the Issuers to be necessary or desirable to complete the exchange, assignment
and transfer of tendered Original Notes. The Transferor further agrees that
acceptance of any tendered Original Notes by the Issuers and the issuance of
Exchange Notes in exchange therefor shall constitute performance in full by the
Issuers of their obligations under the Registration Rights Agreement and that
the Issuers shall have no further obligations or liabilities thereunder (except
in certain limited circumstances). All authority conferred by the Transferor
will survive the death or incapacity of the Transferor and every obligation of
the Transferor shall be binding upon the heirs, legal representatives,
successors, assigns, executors and administrators of such Transferor.
 
    By tendering Original Notes, the Transferor certifies (a) that it is not an
"affiliate" of the Issuers within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities
Act, that it is not a broker-dealer that owns Original Notes acquired directly
from the Issuers or an affiliate of the Issuers, that it is acquiring the
Exchange Notes offered hereby in the ordinary course of such Transferor's
business and that such Transferor has no arrangement with any person to
participate in the distribution of such Exchange Notes or (b) that it is an
"affiliate" (as defined) of the Issuers or of the initial purchasers in the
Initial Offering of the Original Notes, and that it will comply with the
registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act to the
extent applicable to it.
 
WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS
 
    Original Notes tendered pursuant to the Exchange Offer may be withdrawn at
any time prior to the Expiration Date.
 
    For a withdrawal to be effective, a written or facsimile transmission notice
of withdrawal must be timely received by the Exchange Agent at its address set
forth on the back cover of this Prospectus. Any such notice of withdrawal must
specify the person named in the Letter of Transmittal as having tendered
Original Notes to be withdrawn, the certificate numbers of Original Notes to be
withdrawn, the principal amount of Original Notes to be withdrawn (which must be
an authorized denomination), a statement that such Holder is withdrawing his
election to have such Original Notes exchanged, and the name of the registered
Holder of such Original Notes, and must be signed by the Holder in the same
manner as the original signature on the Letter of Transmittal (including any
required signature guarantees) or be accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the
Issuers that the person withdrawing the tender has succeeded to the beneficial
ownership of the Original Notes being withdrawn. The Exchange Agent will return
the properly withdrawn Original Notes promptly following receipt of notice of
withdrawal. All questions as to the validity of notices of withdrawals,
including time of receipt, will be determined by the Issuers, and such
determination will be final and binding on all parties.
 
ACCEPTANCE OF ORIGINAL NOTES FOR EXCHANGE; DELIVERY OF EXCHANGE NOTES
 
    Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Exchange Offer, the
acceptance for exchange of Original Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn and
the issuance of the Exchange Notes will be made on the Exchange Date. For the
purposes of the Exchange Offer, the Issuers shall be deemed to have accepted for
exchange validly tendered Original Notes when, as and if the Issuers have given
written notice thereof to the Exchange Agent.
 
    The Exchange Agent will act as agent for the tendering Holders of Original
Notes for the purposes of receiving Exchange Notes from the Issuers and causing
the Original Notes to be assigned, transferred and exchanged. Upon the terms and
subject to the conditions of the Exchange Offer, delivery of Exchange Notes to
be issued in exchange for accepted Original Notes will be made by the Exchange
Agent promptly after acceptance of the tendered Original Notes. Original Notes
not accepted for exchange by the Issuers will be returned without expense to the
tendering Holders (or in the case of Original Notes tendered by book-entry
transfer into the Exchange Agent's account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility
pursuant to the procedures described above, such non-exchanged Original Notes
will be credited to an account maintained with such Book-Entry Transfer
Facility) promptly following the Expiration Date or, if the Issuers terminate
the Exchange Offer prior to the Expiration Date, promptly after the Exchange
Offer is so terminated.
 
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CONDITIONS TO THE EXCHANGE OFFER
 
    Notwithstanding any other provision of the Exchange Offer, or any extension
of the Exchange Offer, the Issuers will not be required to issue Exchange Notes
in respect of any properly tendered Original Notes not previously accepted and
may terminate the Exchange Offer (by oral or written notice to the Exchange
Agent and by timely public announcement communicated, unless otherwise required
by applicable law or regulation, by making a release to the Dow Jones News
Service) or, at its option, modify or otherwise amend the Exchange Offer, if (a)
there shall be threatened, instituted or pending any action or proceeding
before, or any injunction, order or decree shall have been issued by, any court
or governmental agency or other governmental regulatory or administrative agency
or commission, (i) seeking to restrain or prohibit the making or consummation of
the Exchange Offer or any other transaction contemplated by the Exchange Offer,
(ii) assessing or seeking any damages as a result thereof, or (iii) resulting in
a material delay in the ability of the Issuers to accept for exchange or
exchange some or all of the Original Notes pursuant to the Exchange Offer; (b)
any statute, rule, regulation, order or injunction shall be sought, proposed,
introduced, enacted, promulgated or deemed applicable to the Exchange Offer or
any of the transactions contemplated by the Exchange Offer by any government or
governmental authority, domestic or foreign, or any action shall have been
taken, proposed or threatened, by any government, governmental authority, agency
or court, domestic or foreign, that in the sole judgment of the Issuers might
directly or indirectly result in any of the consequences referred to in clauses
(a)(i) or (ii) above or, in the sole judgment of the Issuers, might result in
the Holders of Exchange Notes having obligations with respect to resales and
transfers of Exchange Notes which are greater than those described in the
interpretations of the Commission referred to on the cover page of this
Prospectus, or would otherwise make it inadvisable to proceed with the Exchange
Offer; or (c) a material adverse change shall have occurred in the business,
condition (financial or otherwise), operations, or prospects of the Issuers.
 
    The foregoing conditions are for the sole benefit of the Issuers and may be
asserted by them with respect to all or any portion of the Exchange Offer
regardless of the circumstances (including any action or inaction by the
Issuers) giving rise to such condition or may be waived by the Issuers in whole
or in part at any time or from time to time in their sole discretion. The
failure by the Issuers at any time to exercise any of the foregoing rights will
not be deemed a waiver of any such right, and each right will be deemed an
ongoing right which may be asserted at any time or from time to time. In
addition, the Issuers have reserved the right, notwithstanding the satisfaction
of each of the foregoing conditions, to terminate or amend the Exchange Offer.
 
    Any determination by the Issuers concerning the fulfillment or
non-fulfillment of any conditions will be final and binding upon all parties.
 
    In addition, the Issuers will not accept for exchange any Original Notes
tendered and no Exchange Notes will be issued in exchange for any such Original
Notes, if at such time any stop order shall be threatened or in effect with
respect to the Registration Statement of which this Prospectus constitutes a
part or qualification of the Note Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of
1939 (the "Trust Indenture Act").
 
EXCHANGE AGENT
 
    U.S. Bank National Association has been appointed as the Exchange Agent for
the Exchange Offer. Letters of Transmittal must be addressed to the Exchange
Agent at its address set forth on the back cover page of this Prospectus.
 
    Delivery to an address other than as set forth herein, or transmissions of
instructions via a facsimile or telex number other than the ones set forth
herein, will not constitute a valid delivery.
 
SOLICITATION OF TENDERS; EXPENSES
 
    The Issuers have not retained any dealer-manager or similar agent in
connection with the Exchange Offer and will not make any payments to brokers,
dealers or others for soliciting acceptances of the Exchange Offer. The Issuers
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services and will reimburse it for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in
connection therewith. The Issuers will also pay brokerage houses and other
custodians, nominees and fiduciaries the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses
incurred by them in forwarding tenders for their customers. The expenses to be
incurred in connection with the Exchange Offer, including the fees and expenses
of the Exchange Agent and printing, accounting and legal fees, will be paid by
the Issuers and are estimated at approximately $500,000.
 
    No person has been authorized to give any information or to make any
representations in connection with the Exchange Offer other than those contained
in this Prospectus. If given or made, such information or representations should
not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuers. Neither the
delivery of this Prospectus nor any exchange made hereunder shall, under any
circumstances, create any implication that there has been no change in the
affairs of the Issuers since the respective dates as of which information is
given herein. The Exchange Offer is not being made to (nor will tenders be
accepted from or on behalf of) Holders of Original Notes in any jurisdiction in
which the making of the Exchange Offer or the acceptance thereof would not be in
compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. However, the Issuers may, at
their discretion, take such action as it may deem necessary to make the Exchange
Offer in any such jurisdiction and extend the Exchange Offer to Holders of
Original Notes in such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction the securities laws or
blue sky laws of which require the Exchange Offer to be made by a licensed
broker or dealer, the Exchange Offer is being made on behalf of the Issuers by
one or more registered brokers or dealers which are licensed under the laws of
such jurisdiction.
 
APPRAISAL RIGHTS
 
    HOLDERS OF ORIGINAL NOTES WILL NOT HAVE DISSENTERS' RIGHTS OR APPRAISAL
RIGHTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXCHANGE OFFER.
 
FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES
 
    The exchange of Original Notes for Exchange Notes by Holders will not be a
taxable exchange for federal income tax purposes, and Holders should not
recognize any taxable gain or loss or any interest income as a result of such
exchange.
 
OTHER
 
    Participation in the Exchange Offer is voluntary and Holders should
carefully consider whether to accept. Holders of the Original Notes are urged to
consult their financial and tax advisors in making their own decisions on what
action to take.
 
    As a result of the making of, and upon acceptance for exchange of all
validly tendered Original Notes pursuant to the terms of this Exchange Offer,
the Issuers will have fulfilled a covenant contained in the terms of the
Original Notes and the Registration Rights Agreement. Holders of the Original
Notes who do not tender their certificates in the Exchange Offer will continue
to hold such certificates and will be entitled to all the rights, and
limitations applicable thereto, under the Note Indenture, except for any such
rights under the Registration Rights Agreement, which by their terms terminate
or cease to have further effect as a result of the making of this Exchange
Offer. See "Description of the Notes." All untendered Original Notes will
continue to be subject to the restriction on transfer set forth in the Note
Indenture. To the extent that Original Notes are tendered and accepted in the
Exchange Offer, the trading market, if any, for the Original Notes could be
adversely affected. See "Risk Factors--Consequences of Failure to Exchange."
 
    The Issuers may in the future seek to acquire untendered Original Notes in
open market or privately negotiated transactions, through subsequent exchange
offers or otherwise. The Issuers have no present plan to acquire any Original
Notes which are not tendered in the Exchange Offer.
 
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<PAGE>
                                 CAPITALIZATION
 
    The following table sets forth the capitalization of Trump AC as of December
31, 1997. The table should be read in conjunction with Trump AC's consolidated
financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this
Prospectus:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                       AS OF DECEMBER 31,
                                                                              1997
                                                                     ----------------------
<S>                                                                  <C>
                                                                         (IN THOUSANDS)
Cash...............................................................       $    114,879
                                                                           -----------
TAC I Notes........................................................          1,200,000
Notes..............................................................             75,000(a)
TAC III Notes......................................................             25,000(b)
Mortgage Indebtedness..............................................              3,229
Other Debt (including current maturities)..........................              8,089
Total Partner's Capital............................................            327,939
                                                                           -----------
Total Capitalization...............................................       $  1,639,257
                                                                           -----------
                                                                           -----------
</TABLE>
 
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(a) Does not include unamortized discount of $2.9 million.
 
(b) Does not include unamortized discount of $1.4 million.
 
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<PAGE>
                      CONSOLIDATED SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
TRUMP AC
 
    The following table sets forth historical consolidated financial information
of Trump AC for each of the five years ended December 31, 1993 through 1997 (see
Notes 1 and 2 below). All financial information should be read in connection
with "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations" and the consolidated and condensed financial statements and the
related notes thereto included elsewhere in this Prospectus.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                  YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                                    -----------------------------------------------------
                                                                      1993       1994       1995       1996       1997
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                                                                   (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                                 <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
REVENUES:
    Gaming........................................................  $ 264,081  $ 261,451  $ 298,073  $ 752,228  $ 889,116
    Other.........................................................     69,203     66,869     74,182    190,995    231,235
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
      Gross Revenues..............................................    333,284    328,320    372,255    943,223  1,120,351
    Promotional allowances........................................     32,793     33,257     45,077    113,743    138,085
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
      Net Revenues................................................    300,491    295,063    327,178    829,480    982,266
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
  Gaming..........................................................    136,895    139,540    164,396    453,841    555,457
  Other...........................................................     24,778     19,765     21,261     54,613     65,462
  General and administrative......................................     71,624     76,690     65,521    147,464    168,143
  Depreciation and amortization...................................     17,554     15,653     16,213     60,870     66,018
  Preopening......................................................         --         --         --      4,145         --
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
    Total costs and expenses......................................    250,851    251,648    267,391    720,933    855,080
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Income from operations..........................................     49,640     43,415     59,787    108,547    127,186
  Interest expense, net...........................................    (39,889)   (48,219)   (43,261)  (112,122)  (141,249)
  Other non-operating income (expense)(a).........................     (3,873)    (4,931)    (5,743)    14,194         --
  Extraordinary (loss) gain(b)....................................      4,120         --     (9,250)   (59,132)        --
  (Provision) benefit for income taxes............................       (660)       865         --         --         --
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Net income (loss)...............................................  $   9,338  $  (8,870) $   1,533  $ (48,513) $ (14,063)
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                                                    ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 
OTHER DATA
  Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges(c)...........................       1.1x     (9,735)      1.2x       1.1x    (14,063)
 
BALANCE SHEET DATA (AT END OF PERIOD):
  Cash and cash equivalents.......................................  $  14,393  $  11,144  $  15,937  $  71,320  $ 114,879
  Property and equipment, net.....................................    293,141    298,354    425,262  1,456,267  1,460,050
  Total assets....................................................    374,498    375,643    480,024  1,659,006  1,739,073
  Total long-term debt, net of current maturities.................    395,948    403,214    332,721  1,207,795  1,300,027
  Total capital (deficit).........................................    (54,710)   (63,580)   110,812    331,858    327,939
</TABLE>
 
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<TABLE>
<S>        <C>
Note 1:    On June 12, 1995, as part of the June 1995 Offerings, THCR issued $140 million of THCR Common Stock and
           contributed the proceeds from such offering to THCR Holdings, the beneficial owner of 100% of Trump AC,
           for an approximately 60% general partnership interest in THCR Holdings.
 
Note 2:    On April 17, 1996, as part of the Taj Acquisition, THCR acquired Taj Associates. In connection with the
           Taj Acquisition, Taj Associates became a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC. Therefore, the financial
           data as of December 31, 1996 and 1997 reflect the Taj Acquisition and includes the operations of Taj
           Associates for the period from the date of acquisition (April 17, 1996) through December 31, 1996.
 
(a)        Other non-operating expense for the years ended December 31, 1993, 1994 and 1995 includes $3.9 million,
           $4.9 million and $3.7 million, respectively, of real estate taxes and leasing costs associated with Trump
           Plaza East. Other non-operating expense for the year ended December 31, 1995 also includes $2.0 million
           in costs associated with Trump World's Fair. Other non-operating income for the year ended December 31,
           1996 includes $15.0 million license fee revenue.
</TABLE>
 
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<PAGE>
   
<TABLE>
<S>        <C>
(b)        The excess of the carrying value of a note obligation over the amount of the settlement payment, net of
           related prepaid expenses, in the amount of $4.1 million has been reported as an extraordinary gain for
           the year ended December 31, 1993. The extraordinary loss of $9.3 million for the year ended December 31,
           1995 relates to the redemption of $60 million aggregate principal amount of the Plaza PIK Notes and the
           Plaza PIK Note Warrants and the write-off of related unamortized deferred financing costs. The
           extraordinary loss for the year ended December 31, 1996 of $59.1 million relates to the redemption of
           $330 million aggregate principal amount of the Plaza Notes and the Plaza PIK Note Warrants and the
           write-off of unamortized deferred financing costs.
 
(c)        For the purposes of computing this ratio, earnings consist of income (loss) before income taxes,
           extraordinary items, and fixed charges, adjusted to exclude capitalized interest. Fixed charges consist
           of interest expense, including amounts capitalized, preferred partnership distribution requirements and
           the portion of operating lease rental expense that is representative of the interest factor (deemed to be
           one-third of operating lease rental expense). Earnings were insufficient to cover fixed charges for the
           years ended 1994 and 1997.
</TABLE>
    
 
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<PAGE>
PLAZA ASSOCIATES
 
    The following table sets forth historical consolidated financial information
of Plaza Associates for each of the five years ended December 31, 1993 through
1997. All financial information should be read in connection with "Management's
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and
the consolidated and condensed financial statements and the related notes
thereto included elsewhere in this Prospectus.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                    YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                                      -----------------------------------------------------
                                                                        1993       1994       1995       1996       1997
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                                                                     (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                                   <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
  Revenues:
    Gaming..........................................................  $ 264,081  $ 261,451  $ 298,073  $ 368,958  $ 370,718
    Other...........................................................     69,203     66,869     74,182    105,713    107,965
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
      Gross Revenues................................................    333,284    328,320    372,255    474,671    478,683
    Promotional allowances..........................................     32,793     33,257     45,077     65,641     64,353
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
      Net Revenues..................................................    300,491    295,063    327,178    409,030    414,330
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  COSTS AND EXPENSES:
    Gaming..........................................................    136,895    139,540    164,396    223,846    233,825
    Other...........................................................     24,778     23,380     21,261     28,426     31,992
    General and administrative......................................     71,624     73,075     65,521     83,239     80,158
    Depreciation and amortization...................................     17,554     15,653     16,213     23,019     24,391
    Preopening......................................................         --         --         --      4,145         --
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
      Total costs and expenses......................................    250,851    251,648    267,391    362,674    370,366
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
    Income from operations..........................................     49,640     43,415     59,787     46,356     43,964
    Interest expense, net...........................................    (39,889)   (48,219)   (43,261)   (46,321)   (48,028)
    Other non-operating income (expense)(a).........................     (3,873)    (4,931)    (5,743)     4,194         --
    Extraordinary (loss) gain(b)....................................      4,120         --     (9,250)   (59,132)        --
    (Provision) benefit for income taxes............................       (660)       865         --         --         --
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
    Net income (loss)...............................................  $   9,338  $  (8,870) $   1,533  $ (54,903) $  (4,064)
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                                                      ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
BALANCE SHEET DATA (AT END OF PERIOD):
    Cash and cash equivalents.......................................  $  14,393  $  11,144  $  15,937  $  26,657  $  26,556
    Property and equipment, net.....................................    293,141    298,354    425,262    525,893    526,814
    Total assets....................................................    374,498    375,643    480,024    598,117    595,395
    Total long-term debt, net of current maturities.................    395,948    403,214    332,721    406,522    403,595
    Total capital (deficit).........................................    (54,710)   (63,580)   110,812    138,222    144,303
</TABLE>
 
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<TABLE>
<S>        <C>
Note 1:    On June 12, 1995, as part of the June 1995 Offerings, THCR issued $140 million of THCR Common Stock and
           contributed the proceeds from such offering to THCR Holdings, the beneficial owner of 100% of Trump AC,
           for an approximately 60% general partnership interest in THCR Holdings.
 
(a)        Other non-operating expense for the years ended December 31, 1993, 1994 and 1995 includes $3.9 million,
           $4.9 million and $3.7 million, respectively, of real estate taxes and leasing costs associated with Trump
           Plaza East. Other non-operating expense for the year ended December 31, 1995 also includes $2.0 million
           in costs associated with Trump World's Fair. Other non-operating income for the year ended December 31,
           1996 includes $5.0 million license fee revenue.
 
(b)        The excess of the carrying value of a note obligation over the amount of the settlement payment, net of
           related prepaid expenses, in the amount of $4.1 million has been reported as an extraordinary gain for
           the year ended December 31, 1993. The extraordinary loss of $9.3 million for the year ended December 31,
           1995 relates to the redemption of $60 million aggregate principal amount of Plaza PIK Notes and Plaza PIK
           Note Warrants to acquire an aggregate of $12 million in principal amount of additional Plaza PIK Notes
           and the write-off of related unamortized deferred financing costs. The extraordinary loss for the year
           ended December 31, 1996 of $59.1 million relates to the redemption of $330 million aggregate principal
           amount of Plaza Notes and the Plaza PIK Note Warrants and the write-off of unamortized deferred financing
           costs.
</TABLE>
 
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<PAGE>
TAJ ASSOCIATES
 
    The following table sets forth historical consolidated financial information
of Taj Associates for each of the years ended December 31, 1993 through 1995 and
for the period from January 1, 1996 through April 17, 1996 (the date of
acquisition) and for the period from April 17, 1996 through December 31, 1996
and for the year ended December 31, 1997. All financial information should be
read in connection with "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations" and the consolidated and condensed
financial statements and the related notes thereto included elsewhere in this
Prospectus.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                          FOR THE
                                                                                            FOR THE     PERIOD FROM
                                                                                          PERIOD FROM    APRIL 17,
                                                                                           JANUARY 1,      1996       FOR YEAR
                                                                                              1996        THROUGH       ENDED
                                                            YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31,        THROUGH      DECEMBER     DECEMBER
                                                         -------------------------------   APRIL 17,        31,          31,
                                                           1993       1994       1995         1996        1996(A)       1997
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
                                                             (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)       (PREDECESSOR) (SUCCESSOR)
<S>                                                      <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>           <C>          <C>
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
  REVENUES:
    Gaming.............................................  $ 442,064  $ 461,622  $ 501,378   $  132,870    $ 383,270    $ 518,398
    Other..............................................    113,291    117,738    116,368       30,866       85,282      123,270
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
      Gross Revenues...................................    555,355    579,360    617,746      163,736      468,522      641,668
    Promotional allowances.............................     56,444     62,178     63,998       17,770       48,102       73,732
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
      Net Revenues.....................................  $ 498,911  $ 517,182  $ 553,748   $  145,966    $ 420,450    $ 567,936
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
  COSTS AND EXPENSES:
    Gaming.............................................    237,566    260,472    283,786       88,731      229,995      321,632
    Other..............................................     40,605     40,697     39,842       10,925       26,187       33,470
    General and administrative.........................     99,424     99,629     96,843       27,761       64,195       87,985
    Depreciation and amortization......................     36,858     39,750     43,387       13,647       37,820       41,445
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
    Total Costs and Expenses...........................    414,453    440,548    463,858      141,064      358,197      484,532
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
    Income from operations.............................     84,458     76,634     89,890        4,902       62,253       83,404
    Interest expense, net..............................   (106,997)  (113,292)  (116,513)     (35,499)     (66,666)     (93,579)
    Other non-operating income(b)......................         --         --         --           --       10,000           --
    Extraordinary loss.................................         --         --         --     (116,375)          --           --
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
    Net income (loss)..................................  $ (22,539) $ (36,658) $ (26,623)  $ (146,972)   $   5,587    $ (10,175)
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
                                                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------  -----------  -----------
BALANCE SHEET DATA (AT END OF PERIOD):
  Cash and cash equivalents............................  $  58,044  $  61,196  $  88,941   $   87,895    $  37,423    $  31,439
  Property and equipment, net..........................    722,834    706,785    690,987      691,173      929,950      932,242
  Total assets.........................................    811,508    807,612    821,793      825,561    1,051,136    1,051,169
  Total long-term debt, net of current maturities......    625,765    656,701    694,192      817,508      801,273      800,759
  Total capital (deficit)..............................    106,641     67,812     39,635     (108,574)     192,829      182,654
</TABLE>
 
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(a) On April 17, 1996, as part of the Taj Acquisition, THCR acquired Taj
    Associates. In connection with the Taj Acquisition, Taj Associates became a
    wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC. Therefore, the financial data for the
    year ended December 31,, 1996 reflects the operations of Taj Associates for
    the period from April 17, 1996 through December 31, 1996.
 
(b) Other non-operating income for the period from April 17, 1996 through
    December 31, 1996 includes $10.0 million license fee revenue.
 
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<PAGE>
          MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
                           AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1996 AND 1997
 
    The financial information presented below reflects the results of operations
of Trump AC. Because Trump AC has no business operations other than its interest
in Plaza Associates and Taj Associates its results of operations are not
discussed below. Taj Associates was acquired on April 17, 1996.
 
    The following table includes selected data of Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates (since April 17, 1996, date of acquisition) for the years ended
December 31, 1996 and 1997:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                             YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                1996
                                                     1996         1997           TAJ          1997         1996         1997
                                                     PLAZA        PLAZA      ASSOCIATES        TAJ         TOTAL        TOTAL
                                                  ASSOCIATES   ASSOCIATES        (1)       ASSOCIATES    TRUMP AC     TRUMP AC
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
<S>                                               <C>          <C>          <C>            <C>          <C>          <C>
                                                                                  (IN MILLIONS)
Revenues:
  Gaming........................................   $   368.9    $   370.7     $   383.3     $   518.4    $   752.2    $   889.1
  Other.........................................       105.7        108.0          85.3         123.2        191.0        231.2
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Gross Revenues................................       474.6        478.7         468.6         641.6        943.2      1,120.3
Less: Promotional Allowances....................        65.6         64.4          48.1          73.7        113.7        138.1
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Net Revenues..................................       409.0        414.3         420.5         567.9        829.5        982.2
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Costs & Expenses:
  Gaming........................................       223.9        233.8         230.0         321.6        453.9        555.5
  Pre-opening...................................         4.1       --            --            --              4.1       --
  General & Administrative......................        83.3         80.2          64.2          88.0        147.5        168.1
  Depreciation & Amortization...................        23.0         24.4          37.8          41.4         60.9         66.0
  Other.........................................        28.4         32.0          26.2          33.5         54.6         65.5
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Total Costs and Expenses......................       362.7        370.4         358.2         484.5        721.0        855.1
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Income from Operations..........................        46.3         43.9          62.3          83.4        108.5        127.1
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Non-Operating Income..........................         4.9           .6          10.7           1.1         16.6          2.9
  Interest Expense..............................       (47.1)       (48.6)        (67.4)        (94.7)      (114.5)      (144.1)
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Total Non-Operating Expense...................       (42.2)        48.0         (56.7)        (93.6)       (97.9)      (141.2)
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Income (loss) before extraordinary loss.......         4.1         (4.1)          5.6         (10.2)        10.6        (14.1)
  Extraordinary Loss............................       (59.1)      --            --            --            (59.1)      --
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
  Net Income/(loss).............................   $   (55.0)   $    (4.1)    $     5.6     $   (10.2)   $   (48.5)   $   (14.1)
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
</TABLE>
 
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<PAGE>
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                             YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                1996
                                                     1996         1997           TAJ          1997         1996         1997
                                                     PLAZA        PLAZA      ASSOCIATES        TAJ         TOTAL        TOTAL
                                                  ASSOCIATES   ASSOCIATES        (1)       ASSOCIATES    TRUMP AC     TRUMP AC
                                                  -----------  -----------  -------------  -----------  -----------  -----------
<S>                                               <C>          <C>          <C>            <C>          <C>          <C>
                                                                                  (IN MILLIONS)
Table Game Revenues.....................   $  104.1     $   96.4       $  161.9       $  202.7    $ 266.0   $ 299.1
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                $   (7.7)                     $   40.8              $  33.1
Table Game Drop.........................   $  686.9     $  654.4       $  942.5       $1,279.1    $1,629.4  $1,933.5
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                $  (32.5)                     $  336.6              $ 304.1
Table Win Percentage....................       15.2%        14.7%          17.2%          15.9%      16.3%     15.5%
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                     (.5) pts                     (1.3) pts               (.8 ) pts
Number of Table Games...................        127          117            167            155        284       282
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                     (10)                           (2)                 (12 )
Slot Revenues...........................   $  264.8     $  274.3       $  206.2       $  297.4    $ 471.0   $ 571.7
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                $    9.5                      $   91.2              $ 100.7
Slot Handle.............................   $3,179.8     $3,381.1       $2,510.3       $3,583.7    $5,690.1  $6,964.8
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                $  201.3                      $1,073.4              $1,274.7
Slot Win Percentage.....................        8.3%         8.1%           8.2%           8.3%       8.3%      8.2%
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                     (.2) pts                     .1 pts                  (.1 ) pts
Number of Slot Machines.................      3,629        4,083          3,799          4,136      7,428     8,219
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                     454                           337                  791
Poker Revenues..........................         --           --       $   13.1       $   16.0    $  13.1   $  16.0
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                  --                          $    2.9              $   2.9
Number of Poker Tables..................         --           --             64             63         64        63
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                      --                            (1)                  (1 )
Other Gaming Revenues...................         --           --       $    2.1       $    2.3    $   2.1   $   2.3
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                      --                      $     .2              $    .2
Total Gaming Revenues...................   $  368.9     $  370.7       $  383.3       $  518.4    $ 752.2   $ 889.1
Incr (Decr) over Prior Period...........                $    1.8                      $  135.1              $ 136.9
</TABLE>
 
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(1) Since date of acquisition April 17, 1996.
 
    Gaming revenues are the primary source of Trump AC's revenues. The increase
in gaming revenues is primarily attributable to the acquisition of Taj
Associates on April 17, 1996.
 
    Table games revenues represent the amount retained by Trump AC from amounts
wagered at table games. The table win percentage tends to be fairly constant
over the long term, but may vary significantly in the short term, due to large
wagers by "high rollers". The Atlantic City industry table win percentages were
15.4% and 15.0% for the years December 31, 1996 and 1997, respectively.
 
    During the second quarter of 1997, Trump AC revised its estimates of the
useful lives of buildings, building improvements, and furniture and fixtures
which were acquired in 1996. Buildings and building improvements were
reevaluated to have a new forty year life and furniture and fixtures were
determined to have a seven year life. Trump AC believes these changes more
appropriately reflect the timing of the economic benefits to be received from
these assets during their estimated useful lives. For the year ended December
31, 1997, the net effect of applying these new lives was to increase net income
by $6.0 million.
 
    Non-operating income for the year ended December 31, 1996 included a
one-time $15.0 million non-refundable licensing fee resulting from an agreement
with Atlantic Jersey Thermal Systems, Inc.
 
    The extraordinary loss of $59.1 million for the year ended December 31, 1996
relates to the redemption of the Plaza Notes and the write-off of unamortized
deferred financing costs on April 17, 1996.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995 AND 1996
 
    The financial information presented below reflects the results of operations
of Trump AC. Because Trump AC has no business operations other than its interest
in Plaza Associates and Taj Associates its results of operations are not
discussed below. Taj Associates was acquired on April 17, 1996.
 
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    The following table includes selected data of Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates (since date of acquisition) for the year ended December 31, 1996 and
of Plaza Associates for the year ended December 31, 1995:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                              YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                ----------------------------------------------------
                                   1995         1996           1996          1996
                                  PLAZA        PLAZA           TAJ           TOTAL
                                ASSOCIATES   ASSOCIATES   ASSOCIATES (1)   TRUMP AC
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
<S>                             <C>          <C>          <C>              <C>
                                                   (IN MILLIONS)
REVENUES:
  Gaming......................   $  298.1    $   368.9      $   383.3      $  752.2
  Other.......................       74.2        105.7           85.3         191.0
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
  Gross Revenues..............      372.3        474.6          468.6         943.2
Less: Promotional
  Allowances..................       45.1         65.6           48.1         113.7
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
  Net Revenues................      327.2        409.0          420.5         829.5
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
Costs & Expenses:
  Gaming......................      164.4        223.9          230.0         453.9
  Pre-opening.................     --              4.1        --                4.1
  General & Administrative....       65.5         83.3           64.2         147.5
  Depreciation &
    Amortization..............       16.2         23.0           37.8          60.9
  Other.......................       21.3         28.4           26.2          54.6
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
  Total Costs and Expenses....      267.4        362.7          358.2         721.0
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
Income from Operations........       59.8         46.3           62.3         108.5
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
  Non-Operating Income
    (Expense).................       (4.7)         4.9           10.7          16.6
  Interest Expense............      (44.3)       (47.1)         (67.4)       (114.5 )
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
  Total Non-Operating
    Expense...................      (49.0)       (42.2)         (56.7)        (97.9 )
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
  Income before extraordinary
    loss......................       10.8          4.1            5.6          10.6
  Extraordinary Loss..........       (9.3)       (59.1)       --              (59.1 )
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
Net (Loss) Income.............   $    1.5    $   (55.0)     $     5.6      $  (48.5 )
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
                                ----------   ----------   --------------   ---------
Table Game Revenues...........   $   96.4    $   104.1      $   161.9      $  266.0
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................               $     7.7      $   161.9      $  169.6
Table Game Drop...............   $  626.8    $   686.9      $   942.5      $1,629.4
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................               $    60.1      $   942.5      $1,002.6
Table Win Percentage..........       15.4%        15.2%          17.2%         16.3%
Incr (Decr) over Prior                          
  Period......................                    (0.2) pts      17.2 pts     .9 pts
Number of Table Games.........         97          127            167           294
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................                      30            167           197
 
Slot Revenues.................   $  201.7    $   264.8      $   206.2      $  471.0
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................               $    63.1      $   206.2      $  269.3
Slot Handle...................   $2,368.7    $ 3,179.8      $ 2,510.3      $5,690.1
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................               $   811.1      $ 2,510.3      $3,321.4
Slot Win Percentage...........        8.5%         8.3%           8.2%          8.3%
Incr (Decr) over Prior                          
  Period......................                    (0.2) pts       8.2 pts        (.2) pts
Number of Slot Machines.......      2,339        3,629          3,799         7,428
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................                   1,290          3,799         5,089
 
Poker Revenues................     --           --          $    13.1      $   13.1
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................                  --          $    13.1      $   13.1
Number of Poker Tables........     --           --                 64            64
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................                  --                 64            64
 
Other Gaming Revenues.........     --           --          $     2.1      $    2.1
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................                  --          $     2.1      $    2.1
 
Total Gaming Revenues.........   $  298.1    $   368.9      $   383.3      $  752.2
Incr (Decr) over Prior
  Period......................               $    70.8      $   383.3      $  454.1
</TABLE>
 
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(1) Since date of acquisition April 17, 1996.
 
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    Gaming revenues are the primary source of Trump AC's revenues. The increase
in gaming revenues is primarily attributable to the acquisition of Taj
Associates on April 17, 1996.
 
    Table games revenues represent the amount retained by Trump AC from amounts
wagered at table games. The table win percentage tends to be fairly constant
over the long term, but may vary significantly in the short term, due to large
wagers by "high rollers". The Atlantic City industry table win percentages were
15.8% and 15.4% for the year ended December 31, 1995 and 1996, respectively.
 
    Non-operating income for the year ended December 31, 1996 included a
one-time $15.0 million non-refundable licensing fee resulting from an agreement
with Atlantic Jersey Thermal Systems, Inc.
 
    The extraordinary loss of $59.1 million for the year ended December 31, 1996
relates to the redemption of the Plaza Notes and the write-off of unamortized
deferred financing costs on April 17, 1996. The extraordinary loss of $9.3
million for the year ended December 31, 1995 relates to the redemption and
write-off of unamortized deferred financing costs relating to the redemption of
Plaza PIK Notes and Plaza PIK Note Warrants on June 12, 1995.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
   
    Cash flows from operating activities are Trump AC's principal source of
liquidity. Proceeds from the 1997 Offerings are intended by Trump AC to provide
expansion funds and working capital for operations. Accordingly, the company
expects to have sufficient liquidity to meet its obligations for at least the
next twelve months. Cash flow is managed based upon the seasonality of the
operations. Any excess cash flow achieved from operations during peak periods is
utilized to subsidize non-peak periods where necessary. With proceeds from the
1996 Offerings, Trump AC, among other things, retired the outstanding Taj Bonds,
retired the outstanding Plaza Notes, satisfied the indebtedness of Taj
Associates under its loan agreement with Nat West, purchased certain real
property used in the operation of Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal and paid Bankers
Trust to release certain liens and guarantees.
    
 
    The indentures under which the TAC I Notes, the Notes and the TAC III Notes
were issued restrict the ability of Trump AC and its subsidiaries to make
distributions or pay dividends, as the case may be, unless certain financial
ratios are achieved. In addition, the ability of Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates to make payments of dividends or distributions (except for payment of
interest) through Trump AC to THCR Holdings may be restricted by the New Jersey
Casino Control Commission ("CCC").
 
    Capital expenditures for Trump AC for the year's ended December 31, 1996 and
1997 were $193.0 million and $56.4 million respectively. Capital expenditures
for the year ended December 31, 1996 includes Trump Plaza East and Trump World's
Fair expansions of $35.5 million and $57.9 million respectively. Capital
expenditures for improvements to Trump Plaza's existing facilities were
approximately $8.3 million and $14.8 million for the years ended December 31,
1996 and 1997, respectively. In addition, in 1996 and 1997, Plaza Associates
exercised its option to purchase from Trump Seashore Associates and Seashore
Four Associates, both entities beneficially owned by Trump, two of the parcels
of land underlying Trump Plaza's main tower, pursuant to the terms of the
leases, the payments under which were terminated upon the exercise of such
option. The exercise price and associated closing costs were $14.5 million for
Trump Seashore Associates and $10.2 million for Seashore Four Associates.
 
    Capital expenditures attributable to the Taj Mahal were $90.9 million for
the period from acquisition, April 17, 1996 , to December 31, 1996 and $40.8
million for the year ended December 31, 1997. Capital expenditures for
improvements to existing facilities were approximately $18.8 million for the
period from acquisition, April 17, 1996, to December 31, 1996 and $7.6 million
for the year ended December 31, 1997. Capital expenditures attributable to the
expansion of the facility were approximately $10.3 million for the period from
acquisition, April 17, 1996, to December 31, 1996 and $33.2 million for the year
ended December 31, 1997. Capital expenditures for the period from acquisition,
April 17, 1996, to December 31,
 
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1996 included the purchase of property previously leased upon which a portion of
the casino hotel complex is situated for $61.8 million.
 
    The Taj Mahal Expansion consisted of the construction of a new 14-bay bus
terminal which was completed in December 1996, a 2,400 space expansion of the
existing self parking facilities, which was completed in May 1997, and an
approximate 7,000 square foot casino expansion with 260 slot machines which was
completed in July 1997. The total costs of the Taj Mahal Expansion including
amounts expended in 1996 were approximately $43.5 million and have been funded
principally out of cash from operations.
 
    Trump AC has assessed the Year 2000 issue and has begun implementing a plan
to resolve the issue, which is expected to be completed in early 1999. Based
upon management's assessment it is anticipated that associated costs incurred to
satisfactorily complete the plan will not be material.
 
SEASONALITY
 
    The gaming industry in Atlantic City is seasonal, with the heaviest activity
occurring during the period from May through September. Consequently, Trump AC's
operating results during the two quarters ending in March and December would not
likely be as profitable as the two quarters ending in June and September.
 
INFLATION
 
    There was no significant impact on operations as a result of inflation
during 1995, 1996 or 1997.
 
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
    Pursuant to the General Instructions to Rule 305 of Regulation S-K, the
quantitative and qualitative disclosures called for by Rule 305 of Regulation
S-K are inapplicable to the Registrants at this time.
 
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                                    BUSINESS
 
TRUMP PLAZA
 
    Management believes that Trump Plaza's "Four Star" Mobil Travel Guide rating
and "Four Diamond" American Automobile Association rating reflect the high
quality amenities and services that Trump Plaza provides to its casino patrons
and hotel guests. These amenities and services include a broad selection of
dining choices, headline entertainment, deluxe accommodations, tennis courts and
swimming and health spa facilities.
 
    Management believes that as a result of the Trump Plaza Expansion and Trump
Plaza's strategic location, Trump Plaza is one of the premier host properties in
Atlantic City. The Trump Plaza Expansion was completed in May 1996 and increased
Trump Plaza's prime central frontage on The Boardwalk to nearly a quarter of a
mile. Management believes that the construction of the new convention center and
the tourist corridor linking the new convention center with The Boardwalk
enhances the desirability of Atlantic City generally and, as a result of Trump
Plaza's central location, benefits Trump Plaza in particular. In addition,
management has taken advantage of recent gaming regulatory changes that allow
casino space to be directly visible and accessible from The Boardwalk. Trump
Plaza's location on The Boardwalk at the end of the main highway into Atlantic
City makes it highly accessible for both "drive-in" and "walk-in" patrons.
 
    As part of the Trump Plaza Expansion, Trump Plaza opened the Ocean View
Casino and Bar and a total of 349 rooms, including nine super suites, located at
Trump Plaza East, which is fully integrated into Trump Plaza. Trump Plaza East
has approximately 15,000 square feet of casino space. Trump Plaza also completed
construction of a new entranceway to Trump Plaza to provide easier access by car
to Trump Plaza.
 
   
    In May 1996, Trump AC completed the renovations and integration of Trump
World's Fair, located on The Boardwalk adjacent to the original Atlantic City
Convention Center, into Trump Plaza. Trump World's Fair contains 49,193 square
feet of gaming floor space, approximately 16,000 square feet of which is
directly accessible from The Boardwalk, and 500 hotel rooms, connected to Trump
Plaza's main tower by an enclosed walkway overlooking The Boardwalk.
    
 
    Management believes the increased hotel capacity as a result of the Trump
Plaza Expansion enables Trump Plaza to better meet demand and accommodate its
casino guests, as well as to host additional and larger conventions and
corporate meetings.
 
    The following table details Trump Plaza's current casino and hotel capacity:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                     TRUMP                    TRUMP
                                                  PLAZA MAIN      TRUMP      WORLD'S
                                                   FACILITY    PLAZA EAST     FAIR       TOTAL
                                                  -----------  -----------  ---------  ---------
<S>                                               <C>          <C>          <C>        <C>
Gaming square footage...........................      74,226       14,886      49,193    138,305
Slot machines...................................       2,201          371       1,518      4,090
Table games.....................................         101            0          16        117
Hotel rooms.....................................         555          349         500      1,404
</TABLE>
 
    Trump Plaza's management team has launched a variety of initiatives designed
to increase the level of casino gaming activity generally at Trump Plaza and to
attract casino patrons who tend to wager more frequently than the typical
Atlantic City patron. These initiatives include targeted marketing and
advertising campaigns directed to select groups of customers in the Boston-New
York-Washington, D.C. corridor, the introduction of new slot machines and table
games and the addition of bill acceptors on slot machines.
 
    ATLANTIC CITY MARKETING STRATEGY
 
    TRUMP PLAZA.  Trump Plaza East has been integrated into Trump Plaza and
together the two are operated as a single casino hotel facility. Trump Plaza
presently intends to continue the marketing
 
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strategies it has found successful in the past, including targeting lucrative
high-end drive-in slot customers. Management believes the additional hotel rooms
and gaming facilities at Trump Plaza East better enable Trump Plaza to
accommodate the more profitable weekend drive-in patron, who tends to wager more
per play and per visit than the typical walk-in or bus patron.
 
    TRUMP WORLD'S FAIR.  Trump World's Fair is seeking to attract the "middle
market" segment (primarily bus customers and Boardwalk pedestrian traffic) by
offering high value food and entertainment attractions in a festive "World's
Fair" atmosphere. The first floor of Trump World's Fair features a Boardwalk
level casino offering walk-in customers direct access from The Boardwalk to 569
slot machines. In addition, Trump World's Fair contains a new bus terminal that
has a dedicated escalator leading directly to a separate casino entertainment
area that contains a 500-seat buffet-style restaurant and a casino with
approximately 510 slot machines. The new bus terminal and dedicated casino
facilities allow Trump World's Fair to serve efficiently a high volume of bus
customers. The second floor of Trump World's Fair has approximately 439 slot
machines and 16 table games along with additional restaurants. Moreover, with
its prime location adjoining the original Atlantic City Convention Center and
near the new Atlantic City Convention Center, and its newly refurbished room
base of 500 rooms and approximately 50,000 square feet of total gaming space,
management believes that Trump World's Fair is ideally suited to attract
convention visitor traffic.
 
    TRUMP PLAZA BUSINESS STRATEGY
 
    GENERAL.  A primary element of Trump Plaza's business strategy is to seek to
attract patrons who tend to wager more frequently and in larger denominations
than the typical Atlantic City gaming customer. Such high-end players typically
wager $5 or more per play in slots and $25 or more per play in table games. In
the fall of 1992, Plaza Associates decided to de-emphasize marketing efforts
directed at "high roller" patrons from the Far East, who tend to wager $50,000
or more per play in table games. Plaza Associates determined that the potential
benefit derived from these patrons did not outweigh the high costs associated
with attracting such players and the resultant volatility in the results of
operations of Trump Plaza. Revenues derived from high roller patrons have
declined since 1992, although management believes that such revenue loss has not
had a significant impact on profitability for the reasons discussed above. In
addition, this shift in marketing strategy has allowed Plaza Associates to focus
its efforts on attracting high-end players.
 
    Although considered one property, Trump Plaza and Trump World's Fair have
separate marketing identities. Trump Plaza caters to the mid to high level
segment while Trump World's Fair focuses on the "middle" market. Trump Plaza's
concentration of special events, entertainment, suites and variety of gourmet
restaurants define its presence and highly perceived image. The suite renovation
and high-end slot club expansion projects indicate Plaza Associates' commitment
to this segment of the market. While Trump Plaza strives to accommodate the more
lucrative drive-in patron, Trump World's Fair offers a fun, relaxing experience
which is extremely appealing to the bus rider. A combination of lower slot
denominations, including Atlantic City's largest nickel lounge, lower table
limits, sweepstakes, bus bingo programs, on-floor tournaments and a premier
buffet make this possible.
 
    "COMPING" STRATEGY.  In order to compete effectively with other Atlantic
City casino hotels, Plaza Associates offers complimentary drinks, meals, room
accommodations and/or travel arrangements to its patrons ("complimentaries" or
"comps"). Management monitors Trump Plaza's policy so as to provide
complimentaries primarily to patrons with a demonstrated propensity to wager at
Trump Plaza. A patron's propensity to wager is determined by a review of the
patron's prior gaming history at Trump Plaza as well as other gaming
establishments in Atlantic City. Each patron is analyzed to ensure that the
patron's gaming activity, net of any complementaries, is profitable to Plaza
Associates.
 
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    ENTERTAINMENT.  Trump Plaza offers headline entertainment as part of its
strategy to attract high-end and other patrons. Trump Plaza offers headline
entertainment weekly during the summer and monthly during the off-season, and
also features other entertainment and revue shows.
 
    PLAYER DEVELOPMENT/CASINO HOSTS.  Plaza Associates currently employs gaming
representatives in New Jersey, New York and other states, as well as several
international representatives, to promote Trump Plaza to prospective gaming
patrons. Player development personnel host special events, offer incentives and
contact patrons directly in an effort to attract high-end table game patrons
from the United States, Canada and South America. Trump Plaza's casino hosts
assist patrons on the casino floor, make room and dinner reservations and
provide general assistance. They also solicit Trump Card (the frequent player
slot card) sign-ups in order to increase Plaza Associates' marketing base.
 
    PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES.  The Trump Card constitutes a key element in Trump
Plaza's direct marketing program. Slot machine players are encouraged to
register for and utilize their personalized Trump Card to earn various
complimentaries based upon their level of play. The Trump Card is inserted
during play into a card reader attached to the slot machine for use in
computerized rating systems. Plaza Associates' computer systems record data
about the cardholders, including playing preferences, frequency and denomination
of play and the amount of gaming revenues produced.
 
    Trump Plaza designs promotional offers, conveyed via direct mail and
telemarketing, to patrons expected to provide revenues based upon their
historical gaming patterns. Such information is gathered on slot wagering by the
Trump Card and on table game wagering by the casino game supervisors.
Promotional activities include the mailing of vouchers for complimentary slot
play. Trump Plaza also utilizes a special events calendar (E.G., birthday
parties, sweepstakes and special competitions) to promote its gaming operations.
 
    BUS PROGRAM.  Trump Plaza has a bus program, which transports approximately
1,700 gaming patrons per day during the week and 2,400 per day on the weekends.
Trump Plaza's bus program offers incentives and discounts to certain scheduled
and chartered bus customers. Trump Plaza's Transportation Facility (as defined)
contains 13 bus bays and is connected by an enclosed pedestrian walkway to Trump
Plaza. The Transportation Facility provides patrons with immediate access to the
casino, and contains a comfortable lounge area for patrons waiting for return
buses. Trump World's Fair has a newly constructed bus terminal with a dedicated
escalator leading directly to a casino entertainment area complete with an
international buffet. Trump World's Fair's bus terminal provides patrons with a
spacious lounge area with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and The Boardwalk. Trump
World's Fair's bus program transports approximately 1,200 gaming patrons per day
during the week and 2,100 per day on weekends.
 
   
    CREDIT POLICY.  Historically, Trump Plaza has extended credit on a
discretionary basis to certain qualified patrons. For the years ended December
31, 1995, and 1996 and 1997, credit play as a percentage of total dollars
wagered was approximately 17.7%, 17.4% and 18.9%, respectively. The provision
for losses from gaming credit were $1.1 million, $1.7 million and $1.9 million
for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, respectively, which
approximated 1.0%, 1.4% and 1.5% of the credit issued, respectively. As part of
Trump Plaza's business strategy, Trump Plaza has imposed stricter standards on
applications for new or additional credit. Trump Plaza bases credit limits on
each individual patron's creditworthiness, as determined by an examination of
the following criteria: (i) checking each patron's personal checking account for
current and average balances, (ii) performing a credit check on each domestic
patron and (iii) checking each patron's credit limits and indebtedness at all
casinos in the United States as well as many island casinos. The above
determination of a patron's continued creditworthiness is performed for
continuing patrons on a yearly basis or more frequently if Trump Plaza deems a
re-determination of creditworthiness is necessary. In addition, depositing of
markers is regulated by the State of New Jersey. Markers in increments of $1,000
or less are deposited in a maximum of 7 days; markers of increments of $1,001 to
$5,000 are deposited in a maximum of 14 days; and markers in increments of over
$5,001 are
    
 
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deposited in a maximum of 45 days. Markers may be deposited sooner at the
request of patrons or at Trump Plaza's discretion.
 
    FACILITIES AND AMENITIES
 
    TRUMP PLAZA.  The casino in Trump Plaza's main tower currently offers 101
table games and 2,201 slot machines. In addition to the casino, Trump Plaza's
main tower consists of a 31-story tower with 555 guest rooms, including 62
suites. Trump Plaza's main tower also offers 10 restaurants, a 750-seat cabaret
theater, four cocktail lounges, 28,000 square feet of convention, ballroom and
meeting room space, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a health spa.
 
    The entry level of Trump Plaza's main tower includes a cocktail lounge,
three gift shops, a deli, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor and a buffet. The
casino level houses the casino, a fast food restaurant, an exclusive slot lounge
for high-end patrons and an ocean view high-end slot area. An enclosed walkway
connects Trump Plaza at the casino level with the original Atlantic City
Convention Center and with Trump World's Fair.
 
    On February 16, 1996, Trump Plaza opened the approximately 15,000
square-foot Ocean View Casino and Bar and 249 of its 349 hotel rooms at Trump
Plaza East. Management opened the remaining rooms and suites at Trump Plaza East
in March 1996. The Ocean View Casino and Bar is the first gaming room in
Atlantic City to combine a casino, bar and entertainment area, and features a
70-foot long bar with 27 bar-top slot machines, live entertainment and a 58
square-foot video wall, complemented by six additional television sets along the
bar. With its high ceilings and windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and The
Boardwalk, Trump Plaza has created a new and exciting entertainment environment
for its casino patrons.
 
    Trump Plaza's guest rooms are located in two towers which afford most guest
rooms a view of the ocean. While rooms are of varying size, a typical guest room
consists of approximately 400 square feet. Trump Plaza's main tower also
features 16 one-bedroom suites, 28 two-bedroom suites and 18 "Super Suites." The
Super Suites are located on the top two floors of Trump Plaza's main tower and
offer luxurious accommodations and 24-hour butler and maid service. The Super
Suites and certain other suites are located on the "Club Level" which requires
guests to use a special elevator key for access, and contains a lounge area that
offers food and bar facilities.
 
    Trump Plaza's main tower is connected by an enclosed pedestrian walkway to a
10-story parking garage, which can accommodate approximately 2,650 cars, and
contains 13 bus bays, a comfortable lounge, a gift shop and a waiting area (the
"Transportation Facility"). The Transportation Facility provides patrons with
immediate access to the casino, and is located directly off the Atlantic City
Expressway, the main highway into Atlantic City.
 
    In July 1994, Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. ("Time Warner") opened
its second largest Warner Brothers Studio Store occupying the entire first floor
of retail space on The Boardwalk at Trump Plaza East (approximately 17,000
square feet).
 
    TRUMP WORLD'S FAIR.  Trump World's Fair is connected to Trump Plaza's main
tower by an enclosed walkway overlooking The Boardwalk and adds an additional
500 hotel rooms to Trump Plaza. In addition, Trump World's Fair is outfitted
with approximately 50,000 square feet of casino floor space housing 1,518-slot
machines and 16 table games. In addition to the casino, Trump World's Fair
features three restaurants, including a state-of-the-art buffet, a cocktail
lounge, convention and ballroom and meeting room space. The enclosed walkway
runs through a portion of the original Atlantic City Convention Center, which is
located between Trump World's Fair and Trump Plaza's main tower. Plaza
Associates has acquired an easement with regard to this walkway through the
original Atlantic City Convention Center.
 
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    EMPLOYEES AND LABOR RELATIONS
 
    Plaza Associates has approximately 3,770 full time equivalent employees of
whom approximately 1,500 are covered by collective bargaining agreements. The
collective bargaining agreement with Local No. 54 expires on September 15, 1999.
Management believes that its relationships with its employees are satisfactory.
Certain of Plaza Associates' employees must be licensed or registered under the
Casino Control Act.
 
    In April 1993, the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") found that
Plaza Associates had violated the National Labor Relations Act (the "NLRA") in
the context of a union organizing campaign by table game dealers of Plaza
Associates in association with the Sports Arena and Casino Employees Union Local
137 ("Local 137"). In connection with such finding, Plaza Associates was ordered
to refrain from interfering with, restraining or coercing employees in the
exercise of the rights guaranteed them by Section 7 of the NLRA, to notify its
employees of such rights and to hold an election by secret ballot among its
employees regarding whether they desired to be represented for collective
bargaining by Local 137. The election was held on May 20 and 21, 1994 and the
vote, which has been certified by the NLRB, was in favor of management and
against representation by Local 137.
 
    HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
 
    THE 1992 EVENTS.  Plaza Associates and Plaza Funding restructured their
indebtedness through the 1992 Plaza Restructuring in order to alleviate their
liquidity problems. On May 29, 1992, Plaza Associates and Plaza Funding
completed the 1992 Plaza Restructuring, the purpose of which was to improve the
amortization schedule and extend the maturity of Plaza Associates' indebtedness
by (i) eliminating the sinking fund requirement on Plaza Funding's 12 7/8%
Mortgage Bonds due 1998 (the "Original Plaza Bonds"), (ii) extending the
maturity of such indebtedness from 1998 to 2002, (iii) lowering the interest
rate from 12 7/8% per annum to 12% per annum, (iv) reducing the aggregate
principal amount of the indebtedness under the Original Plaza Bonds and certain
other indebtedness from $250 million to $225 million and (v) eliminating certain
other indebtedness by reconstituting such debt in part as new bonds (the
"Successor Plaza Bonds") and in part as Stock Units (as defined). The 1992 Plaza
Restructuring was necessitated by the inability to either generate cash flow or
obtain additional financing sufficient to make the scheduled sinking fund
payment on the Original Plaza Bonds. In connection with the 1992 Plaza
Restructuring, each holder of $1,000 principal amount of Original Plaza Bonds
and such other indebtedness received (i) $900 principal amount of Successor
Plaza Bonds, (ii) 12 Stock Units, each representing one share of Common Stock of
Plaza Funding and one share of Preferred Stock of Plaza Funding (the "Stock
Units") and (iii) cash payments of approximately $58.65, reflecting accrued
interest.
 
    On May 29, 1992, Plaza Funding, which theretofore had no interest in Plaza
Associates, received a 50% beneficial interest in TP/GP, Inc. ("Trump Plaza
GP"), and Plaza Funding and Trump Plaza GP were admitted as partners of Plaza
Associates. Plaza Funding also issued approximately three million Stock Units to
holders of the Original Plaza Bonds and certain other indebtedness. Pursuant to
the terms of Plaza Associates' partnership agreement, Plaza Funding was issued a
preferred partnership interest, which provided Plaza Funding with partnership
distributions designed to pay dividends on, and the redemption price of, the
Stock Units. Trump Plaza GP became the managing general partner of Plaza
Associates, and, through its Board of Directors, managed the affairs of Plaza
Associates. Trump Plaza GP was subsequently merged with and into Plaza Funding,
which became the managing general partner of Plaza Associates.
 
    THE 1993 EVENTS.  The Successor Plaza Bonds and the Stock Units were
redeemed in 1993 out of the proceeds of a refinancing designed to enhance Plaza
Associates' liquidity and to position Plaza Associates for a subsequent
deleveraging transaction. The 1993 refinancing included (i) the sale by Plaza
Funding of the Plaza Notes and (ii) the sale by Trump AC (known prior to April
17, 1996 as Trump Plaza Holding Associates) of the Plaza PIK Notes and the Plaza
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refinancing, Plaza Funding held a 1% equity interest in Plaza Associates and
Trump AC Holding, known prior to April 17, 1996 as Trump Plaza Holding, Inc.,
held a 99% equity interest.
 
    THE 1995 AND 1996 EVENTS.  In connection with the initial public offering
(the "June 1995 Stock Offering") of 10 million shares of THCR Common Stock, THCR
Holdings repurchased and redeemed the Plaza PIK Notes and the Plaza PIK Note
Warrants. In addition, in connection with the June 1995 Stock Offering and the
offering by THCR Holdings and its wholly owned finance subsidiary, THCR Funding,
of the Senior Notes (together with the June 1995 Stock Offering, the "June 1995
Offerings"), Trump transferred, pursuant to a contribution agreement, to THCR
Holdings his ownership interests in Plaza Funding and Trump AC. Upon the
consummation of the June 1995 Offerings, THCR Holdings owned Plaza Associates.
In connection with the Taj Acquisition, THCR Holdings became the owner of both
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates, through its ownership interest in Trump AC.
As part of the 1996 Offerings, Trump AC and its wholly owned finance subsidiary,
Trump AC Funding, issued the TAC I Notes.
 
    THE 1997 EVENTS.  In December 1997, Trump AC and Funding II issued the
Original Notes and Trump AC and Funding III issued the TAC III Original Notes.
 
THE TAJ MAHAL
 
    The Taj Mahal ranked first among all Atlantic City casinos in terms of total
gaming revenues for the year ended December 31, 1997. The Taj Mahal capitalizes
on the widespread recognition and marquee status of the "Trump" name and its
association with high quality amenities and first-class service as evidenced by
its "Four Star" Mobil Travel Guide rating. Management believes that the breadth
and diversity of the Taj Mahal's casino, entertainment and convention facilities
and its status as a "must see" attraction will enable the Taj Mahal to benefit
from growth of the Atlantic City market.
 
    In recent years, Taj Associates, the owner and operator of the Taj Mahal,
has completed construction of the Taj Entertainment Complex, reconfigured and
expanded the casino floor to provide race simulcasting, poker wagering and keno,
opened an Asian themed table game area, opened the Bengal Club for mid-level
slot players and increased the number of poker tables and slot machines. The Taj
Mahal's poker room is the largest in Atlantic City, which management believes
adds to its customers' overall gaming experience. Taj Associates continually
monitors operations to adapt to and anticipate industry trends. From 1994 to
mid-1997, the Taj Mahal refurbished substantially all of its hotel guest rooms
and corridors and replaced all of its existing slot machines with new, more
efficient machines with bill acceptors. Moreover, to further attract high-end
players, the Taj Mahal opened the Dragon Room, an Asian themed table gaming area
with 16 table games, and the Sultan's Palace, a separate 5,900 square-foot
high-end slot lounge. In conjunction with the Sultan's Palace, the Taj Mahal
opened the relocated and expanded President's Club for high-end slot players.
 
    The Taj Mahal Expansion consisted of the construction of a new 14-bay bus
terminal, which was completed in December 1996, a 2,400 space expansion of the
existing self parking facilities, which was completed in May 1997, and an
approximately 7,000 square foot casino expansion with approximately 260 slot
machines with frontage on The Boardwalk, which was completed in July 1997. In
addition, to increase entertainment opportunities for customers, the Hard Rock
Cafe opened in November 1996, the All Star Cafe opened in March 1997 and the
Stage Deli of New York opened in October 1997. A Warner Brothers Studio Store
opened at the Taj Mahal in May 1997.
 
    THE TAJ MAHAL OPERATIONS
 
    GENERAL.  The Taj Mahal currently has approximately 147,700 square feet of
gaming space, 218 table games and 4,136 slot machines, which includes an
approximately 12,000 square-foot poker, keno and race simulcasting room with 63
poker tables, which was added in 1993 and expanded in 1994. The casino's
offerings include blackjack, progressive blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat,
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pai gow poker, Caribbean stud poker, big six, mini big six, mini dice and let it
ride poker. In December 1995, the Taj Mahal opened an Asian themed table game
area which offers 16 popular Asian table games catering to the Taj Mahal's
growing Asian clientele. In May 1996, the Taj Mahal opened the Sultan's Palace,
a high-end slot lounge. In August 1996, the Taj Mahal opened the relocated and
expanded President's Club for high-end slot players in conjunction with the
Sultan's Palace.
 
    In December 1996, the Taj Mahal opened a new bus terminal with 14 bays. In
November 1996, the Hard Rock Cafe opened at the Taj Mahal adjacent to the casino
and The Boardwalk. In March 1997, the All Star Cafe opened at the Taj Mahal. A
Warner Brothers Studio Store opened in May 1997. An additional simulcasting
facility featuring horse racing was completed in June 1997. Construction of an
approximately 7,000 square-foot casino expansion with 260 slot machines, with
Boardwalk frontage, was completed in July 1997. In October 1997, the Stage Deli
of New York opened at the Taj Mahal. In addition, as a special bonus to high-end
players, the Taj Mahal offers three clubs for the exclusive use of select
customers: the Maharajah Club for high end table game players, the President's
Club for high-end slot players and the Bengal Club for other preferred slot
players.
 
    The Taj Mahal currently consists of a 42-story hotel tower and contiguous
low-rise structure sited on approximately 30 acres of land. The Taj Mahal has
1,250 guest rooms (including 242 suites), 18 dining and 12 beverage locations,
parking for approximately 6,950 cars, a 14-bay bus terminal and approximately
65,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting room and pre-function area space. In
addition, the Taj Mahal features a 20,000 square-foot multi-purpose
entertainment complex known as the Xanadu Theater with seating capacity for
approximately 1,200 people which can be used as a theater, concert hall, boxing
arena or exhibition hall (the "Taj Entertainment Complex") and the Mark Etess
Arena, which comprises an approximately 63,000 square-foot exhibition hall and
entertainment facility. The Xanadu Theater and Mark Etess Arena have allowed the
Taj Mahal to offer longer running, more established productions that cater to
the tastes of the Taj Mahal's high-end international guests, and has afforded
the Taj Mahal more flexibility in the use of its facilities for sporting and
other headline programs. The Taj Mahal regularly engages well-known musicians
and entertainment personalities and will continue to emphasize weekend marquee
events such as Broadway revues, high visibility sporting events, international
festivals and contemporary concerts to maximize casino traffic and to maintain
the highest level of glamour and excitement at the Taj Mahal.
 
    GAMING ENVIRONMENT.  The Taj Mahal's management continues to capitalize on
the Taj Mahal's status as one of the largest facilities in Atlantic City and a
"must see" attraction, while maintaining the attractiveness of the property and
providing a comfortable gaming experience. In 1994, the Taj Mahal completed a
major redecoration of the hotel lobby, a casino floor expansion and a
reconfiguration, as well as the addition of a new mid-level player slot club.
The casino floor expansion and reconfiguration accommodated the addition of
keno, poker tables and slot machines. In the period 1994 through 1996, the Taj
Mahal substantially replaced all of its existing slot machines with new, more
efficient machines with bill acceptors. In addition, in June 1993, the Taj Mahal
completed a 10,000 square-foot poker and simulcast area (which was subsequently
enlarged to 12,000 square feet), which features 63 poker tables in the largest
poker room in Atlantic City. For the year ended December 31, 1997, the Taj Mahal
captured approximately 45.3% of the total Atlantic City poker revenues. In 1996
and 1997 the Taj Mahal expanded its casino floor by approximately 6,200 and
8,600 square feet, respectively. The 1997 expansion accommodated casino space
with Boardwalk frontage and a second horserace simulcasting location.
 
    The Taj Mahal currently intends to reconfigure its casino floor, subject to
approval by the CCC on an ongoing basis, to accommodate changes in patron
demand. Management continuously monitors the configuration of the casino floor
and the games it offers to patrons with a view towards making changes and
improvements. For example, the Taj Mahal's casino floor has clear, large signs
for the convenience of patrons. Additionally, as new games have been approved by
the CCC, management has integrated such games to the extent it deems
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keno and Caribbean stud poker and, in 1995, introduced the games of pai gow, pai
gow poker and let it ride poker. Progressive blackjack and mini dice were also
added in 1996 and 1997, respectively.
 
    "COMPING" STRATEGY.  In order to compete effectively with other casino
hotels, the Taj Mahal offers complimentaries. Currently, the policy at the Taj
Mahal is to focus promotional activities, including complimentaries, on middle
and upper middle market "drive in" patrons who visit Atlantic City frequently
and have proven to be the most profitable market segment. A patron's propensity
to wager is determined by a review of the patron's prior gaming history at the
Taj Mahal as well as other gaming establishments in Atlantic City. Each patron
is analyzed to ensure that the patron's gaming activity, net of any
complementaries, is profitable to Taj Associates. Additionally, as a result of
increased regulatory flexibility, the Taj Mahal has implemented a cash comping
policy to high-end players in order to compete with similar practices in Las
Vegas and to attract international business.
 
    ENTERTAINMENT.  The Taj Mahal believes headline entertainment, as well as
other entertainment and revue shows, is an effective means of attracting and
retaining gaming patrons. The Xanadu Theater allows the Taj Mahal to offer
longer running, more established productions that cater to the tastes of the Taj
Mahal's high-end international guests. The Xanadu Theater, together with the
Mark Etess Arena (an approximately 63,000 square-foot exhibition hall facility),
afford the Taj Mahal more flexibility in the use of its larger entertainment
arena for sporting and other headline programs. The Taj Mahal regularly engages
well-known musicians and entertainment personalities and will continue to
emphasize weekend "marquee" events such as Broadway revues, high visibility
sporting events, festivals and contemporary concerts to maintain the highest
level of glamour and excitement. Mid-week uses for the facilities include
convention events and casino marketing sweepstakes.
 
    PLAYER DEVELOPMENT.  The Taj Mahal employs sales representatives as a means
of attracting high-end slot and table gaming patrons to the property. The Taj
Mahal currently employs numerous gaming representatives in New Jersey, New York
and other states, as well as several international representatives, to host
special events, offer incentives and contact patrons directly in the United
States, Canada and South America. In addition, targeted marketing to
international clientele will be continued and expanded through new sales
representatives in Latin America, Mexico, Europe, the Far East and the Middle
East.
 
    The casino hosts assist patrons on the casino floor, make room and dinner
reservations and provide general assistance. They also solicit Trump Card (a
player identification card) sign-ups in order to increase the Taj Mahal's
marketing base.
 
    The Taj Mahal also plans to continue the development of its slot and coin
programs through direct mail and targeted marketing campaigns emphasizing the
high-end player. "Motorcoach Marketing," the Taj Mahal's customer bus-in
program, has been an important component of player development and will continue
to focus on tailoring its player base and maintaining a low-cost package.
 
    PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES.  The Trump Card, a player identification card,
constitutes a key element in the Taj Mahal's direct marketing program. Both
table and slot machine players are encouraged to register for and utilize their
personalized Trump Card to earn various complimentaries and incentives based on
their level of play. The Trump Card is inserted during play into a card reader
attached to the table or slot machine for use in computerized rating systems.
These computer systems record data about the cardholder, including playing
preferences, frequency and denomination of play and the amount of gaming
revenues produced. Sales and management personnel are able to monitor the
identity and location of the cardholder and the frequency and denomination of
such cardholder's play. They can also use this information to provide attentive
service to the cardholder while the patron is on the casino floor.
 
    The Taj Mahal designs promotional offers, conveyed via direct mail and
telemarketing, to patrons expected to provide revenues based upon their
historical gaming patterns. Such information is gathered on slot wagering by the
Trump Card and on table game wagering by the casino games supervisor.
Promotional activities at the Taj Mahal include the mailing of vouchers for
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special events calendar (E.G., birthday parties, sweepstakes and special
competitions) to promote its gaming operations.
 
    The Taj Mahal conducts slot machine and table game tournaments in which cash
prizes are offered to a select group of players invited to participate in the
tournament based upon their tendency to play. Special events such as "Slot
Sweepstakes" and "bingo" are designed to increase mid-week business. Players at
these tournaments tend to play at their own expense during "off-hours" of the
tournament. At times, tournament players are also offered special dining and
entertainment privileges that encourage them to remain at the Taj Mahal.
 
   
    CREDIT POLICY.  Historically, the Taj Mahal has extended credit on a
discretionary basis to certain qualified patrons. For the years ended December
31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, the Taj Mahal's credit play as a percentage of total
dollars wagered was approximately 24.5%, 29.7% and 31.2%, respectively. The
provision for losses from gaming credit were $4.5 million, $10.4 million and
$5.5 million for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, respectively,
which approximated 1.5%, 2.7% and 1.4% of the credit issued, respectively. The
Taj Mahal bases credit limits on each individual patron's creditworthiness, as
determined by an examination of the following criteria: (i) checking each
patron's personal checking account for current and average balances, (ii)
performing a credit check on each domestic patron and (iii) checking each
patron's credit limits and indebtedness at all casinos in the United States as
well as many island casinos. The above determination of a patron's continued
creditworthiness is performed for continuing patrons on a yearly basis or more
frequently if the Taj Mahal deems a re-determination of creditworthiness is
necessary. In addition, depositing of markers is regulated by the State of New
Jersey. Markers in increments of $1,000 or less are deposited in a maximum of 7
days; markers of increments of $1,001 to $5,000 are deposited in a maximum of 14
days; and markers in increments of over $5,001 are deposited in a maximum of 45
days. Markers may be deposited sooner at the request of patrons or at the Taj
Mahal's discretion.
    
 
    EMPLOYEES
 
    Taj Associates has approximately 4,500 full time equivalent employees for
the operation of the Taj Mahal, of whom approximately 1,750 employees are
covered by collective bargaining agreements. The collective bargaining agreement
with Local No. 54 expires on September 15, 1999. Management believes that its
relationships with its employees are satisfactory and that its staffing levels
are sufficient to provide superior service. Certain of Taj Associates' employees
must be licensed or registered under the Casino Control Act.
 
    TAJ ACQUISITION
 
    On April 17, 1996, a subsidiary of THCR was merged (the "Taj Merger") with
and into THCR Holding Corp., known prior to April 17, 1996 as Taj Mahal Holding
Corp. As a result of the Taj Merger and the related transactions discussed
below, THCR Holdings acquired Taj Associates (the "Taj Acquisition"). The Taj
Acquisition included, among other things:
 
        (a) the payment of an aggregate of approximately $31,181,000 in cash and
    the issuance of 323,423 shares of THCR Common Stock to the holders of THCR
    Holding Corp.'s Class A Common Stock, par value $.01 per share;
 
        (b) the contribution (i) by Trump to Trump AC of all of his direct and
    indirect ownership interests in Taj Associates, pursuant to the contribution
    agreement, dated as of April 17, 1996, among, Trump, TCI, TM/GP Corporation,
    known after the Taj Acquisition as THCR/LP Corporation ("THCR/LP"), and THCR
    Holdings in exchange for a modification of Trump's limited partnership
    interest in THCR Holdings and (ii) by THCR to Trump AC of all of its direct
    ownership interests in Taj Associates acquired in the Taj Merger;
 
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        (c) the public offerings by (i) THCR of 12,500,000 shares of THCR Common
    Stock (plus 750,000 shares of THCR issued in connection with the partial
    exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option (together, the "1996
    Stock Offering")), and (ii) Trump AC and Trump AC Funding of the TAC I Notes
    (collectively with the 1996 Stock Offering, the "1996 Offerings");
 
        (d) the redemption, immediately prior to the Taj Merger, of the
    outstanding shares of THCR Holding Corp.'s Class B Common Stock, par value
    $.01 per share, in accordance with its terms, for $.50 per share;
 
        (e) the redemption of the outstanding Taj Bonds;
 
        (f) the retirement of the outstanding Plaza Notes;
 
        (g) the satisfaction of the indebtedness of Taj Associates under its
    loan agreement with Nat West;
 
        (h) the purchase of certain real property used in the operation of the
    Taj Mahal (the "Specified Parcels") that was leased from Taj Mahal Realty
    Corp. ("Realty Corp.");
 
        (i) the purchase of Trump Plaza East;
 
        (j) the payment to Bankers Trust to obtain releases of liens and
    guarantees that Bankers Trust had in connection with indebtedness owed by
    Trump to Bankers Trust; and
 
        (k) the issuance to Trump of warrants to purchase 1,800,000 shares of
    THCR Common Stock (the "Trump Warrants").
 
TCS
 
    TCS, a New Jersey limited liability company, was formed on June 27, 1996 for
the purpose of reducing operating costs by consolidating certain administrative
functions of, and providing certain services to, each of Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates, the owner and operator of Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal,
respectively. Trump AC and TACC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC, own a
99% and 1% interest, respectively, in TCS. In June 1996, the CCC granted TCS an
initial casino license which, in July 1997, was renewed through July 1998. On
July 8, 1996, TCS, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates entered into an agreement
pursuant to which TCS provides to each of Taj Associates and Plaza Associates
certain management, financial and other functions and services necessary and
incidental to the respective operation of each of their casino hotels. On
October 23, 1996, TCS, Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and Castle Associates,
the owner and operator of Trump Marina, entered into an Amended and Restated
Services Agreement pursuant to which TCS also provides those same functions and
services to Castle Associates in connection with the operation of Trump Marina.
Trump Communications, a New Jersey limited liability company and a subsidiary of
TCS, was formed on January 31, 1997 for the purpose of reducing operating costs
by consolidating advertising functions of, and providing certain services, to
each of Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and Castle Associates.
 
TRADEMARK/LICENSING
 
    Subject to certain restrictions, THCR has the exclusive right to use the
"Trump" name and likeness in connection with gaming and related activities
pursuant to the License Agreement. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Trump
granted to THCR the world-wide right and license to use the Trump Names and the
Marks in connection with casino and gaming activities and related services and
products. The License Agreement does not restrict or restrain Trump from the
right to use or further license the Trump Names in connection with services and
products other than casino services and products.
 
    The license is for a term of the later of: (i) June 2015; (ii) such time as
Trump and his affiliates no longer hold a 15% or greater voting interest in
THCR; or (iii) such time as Trump ceases to be employed or retained pursuant to
an employment, management, consulting or similar services agreement with THCR.
Upon expiration of the term of the license, Trump will grant THCR a non-
exclusive license for a reasonable period of transition on terms to be mutually
agreed upon between Trump and THCR. Trump's obligations under the License
Agreement are secured by a security agreement, pursuant to which Trump granted
THCR a first priority security interest in the Marks for use in connection with
casino services, as well as related hotel, bar and restaurant services.
 
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CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS
 
    TAC I NOTES.  As a part of the Taj Acquisition, Trump AC and Trump AC
Funding issued the TAC I Notes, which mature on May 1, 2006. The TAC I Notes
include restrictive covenants prohibiting or limiting, among other things, the
sale of assets, the making of acquisitions and other investments, capital
expenditures, the incurrence of additional debt and liens and the payment of
dividends and distributions. Non-compliance could result in the acceleration of
such indebtedness.
 
    TAC III NOTES.  Concurrent with the Initial Offering, Trump AC and Funding
III, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC, offered $25,000,000 aggregate
principal amount of TAC III Notes in the Concurrent Initial Offering. The TAC
III Notes include restrictive covenants prohibiting or limiting, among other
things, the sale of assets, the making of acquisitions and other investments,
capital expenditures, the incurrence of additional debt and liens and the
payment of dividends and distributions. Non-compliance could result in the
acceleration of such indebtedness.
 
    PLAZA NOTES.  An aggregate of $330 million of the Plaza Notes of Plaza
Funding were retired in connection with the Taj Acquisition. The Plaza Notes
were issued by Plaza Funding, with Plaza Associates providing a full and
unconditional guaranty thereof. The Plaza Notes were retired through repurchase
and defeasance and Plaza Funding and Plaza Associates were released from their
obligations under all financial and negative covenants and certain other
provisions contained in the indenture under which the Plaza Notes were issued
(the "Plaza Note Indenture"), and the Plaza Note Security (as defined in the
Plaza Note Indenture) was released against the deposit of cash or U.S.
government obligations in an amount sufficient to effect the redemption on June
15, 1998 of all of the Plaza Notes so defeased, at a redemption price of 105% of
the principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest to such
date. Additionally, Plaza Funding irrevocably instructed the Plaza Note Trustee
(as defined in the Plaza Note Indenture) to provide notice of such redemption
not less than 30 or more than 60 days prior to June 15, 1998.
 
    OTHER INDEBTEDNESS.  In addition to the foregoing, Trump AC's long-term
indebtedness includes approximately $11.3 million of indebtedness, including, as
of December 31, 1997, approximately $3.2 million due under outstanding mortgage
notes described above.
 
ATLANTIC CITY MARKET
 
    The Atlantic City market has demonstrated continued growth despite the
recent proliferation of new gaming venues across the country. The 12 casino
hotels in Atlantic City generated approximately $3.91 billion in gaming revenues
in 1997, an approximately 2.1% increase over 1996 gaming revenues of
approximately $3.83 billion. From 1992 to 1997, total gaming revenues in
Atlantic City have increased approximately 21.4%, while hotel rooms increased by
25.5% during that period. Although total visitor volume to Atlantic City
remained relatively constant in 1997, the volume of bus customers dropped to 9.4
million in 1997, continuing a decline from 11.7 million in 1991. The volume of
customers traveling by other means to Atlantic City has grown from 20.4 million
in 1992 to 34.3 million in 1997.
 
    Casino revenue growth in Atlantic City has lagged behind that of other
traditional gaming markets, principally Las Vegas, for the last five years.
Management believes that this relatively slower growth is primarily attributable
to two key factors. First, there were no significant additions to hotel capacity
in Atlantic City until 1996. Las Vegas visitor volumes have increased, in part,
due to the continued addition of new hotel capacity. Both markets have exhibited
a strong correlation between hotel room inventory and total casino revenues.
Secondly, the regulatory environment and infrastructure problems in Atlantic
City have made it more difficult and costly to operate. Total regulatory costs
and tax levies in New Jersey have exceeded those in Nevada since inception, and
there is generally a higher level of regulatory oversight in New Jersey than in
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casinos, downtown Atlantic City congestion and the condition of the areas
surrounding the casinos have made Atlantic City less attractive to the gaming
customer.
 
    Total Atlantic City slot revenues increased 3.6% in 1997, continuing a trend
of increases over the past five years. From 1992 through 1997, slot revenue
growth in Atlantic City has averaged 5.2% per year. Total table revenue did not
increase in 1997, while table game revenue from 1992 to 1997 has increased on
average 0.8% per year. Management believes the slow growth in table revenue is
primarily attributable to two factors. First, the slot product has been
significantly improved over the last five years. Bill acceptors, new slot
machines, video poker and blackjack and other improvements have increased the
popularity of slot play among a wider universe of casino patrons. Casino
operators in Atlantic City have added slot machines in favor of table games due
to increased public acceptance of slot play and due to slot machines'
comparatively higher profitability as a result of lower labor and support costs.
Since 1992, the number of slot machines in Atlantic City has increased 54%,
while the number of table games has increased by 12.6%. Slot revenues increased
from 66% of total casino revenues in 1992 to 70% in 1997. The second reason for
historic slow growth in table revenue is that table game players are typically
higher end players and are more likely to be interested in overnight stays and
other amenities. During peak season and weekends, room availability in Atlantic
City is currently inadequate to meet demand, making it difficult for casino
operators to aggressively promote table play.
 
   
    The regulatory environment in Atlantic City has improved over the past
several years. Most significantly, 24-hour gaming has been approved, poker and
keno have been added and regulatory burdens have been reduced. In particular,
comprehensive amendments to New Jersey gaming laws were made in January 1995,
which have eliminated duplicative regulatory oversight and channeled operator's
funds from regulatory support into uses of the CRDA. Administrative costs of
regulation will be reduced while increasing funds will be available for new
development. In addition, in 1994, legislation was enacted which eliminated the
requirement that a casino consist of a "single room" in a casino hotel. A casino
may now consist of "one or more locations or rooms" approved by the CCC for
casino gaming.
    
 
    Atlantic City's new convention center, with approximately 500,000 square
feet of exhibit and pre-function space, 45 meeting rooms, food-service
facilities and a 1,600-car underground parking garage, is the largest exhibition
space between New York City and Washington, D.C. It is located at the base of
the Atlantic City Expressway and opened in May 1997. The old convention center,
built in the late 1920s and located on The Boardwalk, will receive an
approximately $50 million facelift following the opening of the new convention
center and will continue to be used for special events. The State of New Jersey
has commenced a long-term capital plan to upgrade and expand the Atlantic City
International Airport. To date, approximately $18 million has been spent on
renovation of the airport terminal and upgrades of the airport's access roads
and parking facilities.
 
    In addition to the planned casino expansions, major infrastructure
improvements have begun. The CRDA is currently overseeing the development of the
$88 million "Grand Boulevard" corridor that will link the new convention center
with The Boardwalk. The project has been substantially completed as of December
31, 1997.
 
    Management believes that recent gaming regulatory reforms will serve to
permit future reductions in operating expenses of casinos in Atlantic City and
to increase the funds available for additional infrastructure development
through the CRDA. Due principally to an improved regulatory environment, general
improvement of economic conditions and high occupancy rates, significant
investment in the Atlantic City market has been initiated and/or announced.
Management believes that these increases in hotel capacity, together with
infrastructure improvements, will be instrumental in stimulating future revenue
growth in the Atlantic City market. See "--Competition."
 
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COMPETITION
 
    ATLANTIC CITY.  Competition in the Atlantic City casino hotel market is
intense. The Atlantic City Properties compete with each other and with other
casino hotels located in Atlantic City, including Trump Marina, which is wholly
owned by THCR Holdings, the parent of Trump AC. Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal
are located on The Boardwalk, approximately 1.2 miles apart from each other. At
present, there are 12 casino hotels located in Atlantic City, including the
Atlantic City Properties, all of which compete for patrons. In addition, there
are several sites on The Boardwalk and the Marina on which casino hotels could
be built in the future and various applications for casino licenses have been
filed and announcements with respect thereto made from time to time (including a
casino resort by Mirage to be built at the Marina and a casino resort by MGM
Grand, Inc. to be built on The Boardwalk), although management is not aware of
any current construction on such sites by third parties. Substantial new
expansion and development activity has recently been completed or has been
announced in Atlantic City, including the expansion at Harrah's, Hilton,
Caesar's, Resorts, Tropicana and Bally's Wild West Casino, which intensifies
competitive pressures in the Atlantic City market. While management believes
that the addition of hotel capacity would be beneficial to the Atlantic City
market generally, there can be no assurance that such expansion would not be
materially disadvantageous to the Atlantic City Properties. There also can be no
assurance that the Atlantic City development projects which are planned or
underway will be completed.
 
    The Atlantic City Properties also compete, or will compete, with facilities
in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States at which
casino gaming or other forms of wagering are currently, or in the future may be,
authorized. To a lesser extent, the Atlantic City Properties face competition
from gaming facilities nationwide, including land-based, cruise line, riverboat
and dockside casinos located in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Dakota, Ontario (Windsor and Niagara
Falls), the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and other locations inside and outside the
United States, and from other forms of legalized gaming in New Jersey and in its
surrounding states such as lotteries, horse racing (including off-track
betting), jai alai, bingo and dog racing, and from illegal wagering of various
types. New or expanded operations by other persons can be expected to increase
competition and could result in the saturation of certain gaming markets. In
September 1995, New York introduced a keno lottery game, which is played on
video terminals that have been set up in approximately 1,800 bars, restaurants
and bowling alleys across the state. In December 1996, Bay Cruises began
operation of a gambling cruise ship where patrons are taken from a pier in
Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York to international waters to gamble. Bay
Cruises temporarily ceased operations pending the outcome of its appeal of a
federal prosecutor's ruling that the ships must travel 12, rather than 3, miles
offshore to reach international waters. On December 2, 1997, a federal judge
overruled the prosecutor's ruling, and Bay Cruises announced plans to resume
operations. In September 1997, another gambling cruise ship was launched off the
coast of Montauk, New York. On January 28, 1998, Manhattan Cruises began
offering nightly gambling cruises departing from Manhattan, New York City and
five other companies are currently seeking permission to operate similar
cruises. On December 5, 1997, the mayor of New York City proposed the
construction of a casino on Governors Island, located in the middle of New York
Harbor; however the proposal would require an amendment to the New York State
Constitution and the sale of the island to New York by the federal government.
In Delaware, a total of approximately 2,000 slot machines were installed at 3
horse tracks in 1996, and track owners in several other states are seeking to do
the same. In December 1996, the temporary Casino Niagara opened in Niagara
Falls, Ontario. Ontario officials expect that two-thirds of Casino Niagara's
patrons will come from the United States, predominantly from western New York.
In February 1998, the Ontario Casino Commission designated a consortium whose
principal investor is Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt") as the preferred
developer of the permanent Casino Niagara.
 
    In addition to competing with other casino hotels in Atlantic City and
elsewhere, by virtue of their proximity to each other and the common aspects of
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the common use of the "Trump" name, the Atlantic City Properties compete
directly with each other and with Trump Marina for gaming patrons.
 
    OTHER COMPETITION.  In addition, the Atlantic City Properties face
competition from casino facilities in a number of states operated by federally
recognized Native American tribes. Pursuant to IGRA, which was passed by
Congress in 1988, any state which permits casino-style gaming (even if only for
limited charity purposes) is required to negotiate gaming compacts with
federally recognized Native American tribes. Under IGRA, Native American tribes
enjoy comparative freedom from regulation and taxation of gaming operations,
which provides them with an advantage over their competitors, including the
Atlantic City Properties. In March 1996, the United States Supreme Court struck
down a provision of IGRA which allowed Native American tribes to sue states in
federal court for failing to negotiate gaming compacts in good faith. Management
cannot predict the impact of this decision on the ability of Native American
tribes to negotiate compacts with states.
 
   
    In 1991, the Mashantucket Pequot Nation opened Foxwoods, a casino facility
in Ledyard, Connecticut, located in the far eastern portion of such state, an
approximately three-hour drive from New York City and an approximately two and
one-half hour drive from Boston, which currently offers 24-hour gaming and
contains over 5,500 slot machines. An ongoing expansion at Foxwoods, due to be
completed in April 1998, will include additional hotel rooms, restaurants and
retail stores. Foxwoods also plans to begin operating a high-speed ferry between
New York City and its casino. The Mashantucket Pequot Nation has also announced
plans for a high speed train linking Foxwoods to the interstate highway and an
airport outside Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, in October 1996, the
Mohegan Nation opened the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, located
10 miles from Foxwoods. Developed by Sun International Hotel Ltd., the Mohegan
Sun Resort has 75% of the gaming capacity of Foxwoods. The Mohegan Nation has
announced plans for an expansion of the casino facilities and the construction
of a hotel, convention center and entertainment center to be completed by the
year 2000. In addition, the Eastern Pequots are seeking formal recognition as a
Native American tribe for the purpose of opening a casino in the North
Stonington area. There can be no assurance that any continued expansion of
gaming operations of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, the gaming operations of
the Mohegan Nation or the commencement of gaming operations by the Eastern
Pequots would not have a materially adverse impact on the operations of the
Atlantic City Properties.
    
 
    A group in Cumberland County, New Jersey calling itself the "Nanticoke Lenni
Lenape" tribe has filed a notice of intent with the Bureau of Indian Affairs
seeking formal federal recognition as a Native American tribe. Also, it has been
reported that a Sussex County, New Jersey businessman has offered to donate land
he owns there to the Oklahoma-based Lenape/Delaware Indian Nation which
originated in New Jersey and already has federal recognition, but does not have
a reservation in New Jersey. The Lenape/Delaware Indian Nation has signed an
agreement with the town of Wildwood, New Jersey to open a casino; however, the
plan requires federal and state approval in order to proceed. In July 1993, the
Oneida Nation opened a casino featuring 24-hour table gaming and electronic
gaming systems, but without slot machines, near Syracuse, New York. The Oneida
Nation opened a hotel in October 1997 that included expanded gaming facilities,
and has announced plans to construct a golf course and convention center.
Representatives of the St. Regis Mohawk Nation signed a gaming compact with New
York State officials for the opening of a casino, without slot machines, in the
northern portion of the state close to the Canadian border. The St. Regis
Mohawks have also announced their intent to open a casino at the Monticello Race
Track in the Catskill Mountains region of New York; however, any Native American
gaming operation in the Catskills is subject to the approval of the Governor of
New York. The Narragansett Nation of Rhode Island, which has federal
recognition, is seeking to open a casino in Rhode Island. The Aquinnah Wampanoag
Tribe is seeking to open a casino in Fall River, Massachusetts. Other Native
American nations are seeking federal recognition, land and negotiation of gaming
compacts in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and other states near Atlantic
City.
 
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    STATE LEGISLATION.  Legislation permitting other forms of casino gaming has
been proposed, from time to time, in various states, including those bordering
New Jersey. Six states have presently legalized riverboat gambling while others
are considering its approval, including New York and Pennsylvania. Several
states are considering or have approved large scale land-based casinos.
Additionally, since 1993, the gaming space in Las Vegas has expanded
significantly, with additional capacity planned and currently under
construction. The operations of the Atlantic City Properties could be adversely
affected by such competition, particularly if casino gaining were permitted in
jurisdictions near or elsewhere in New Jersey or in other states in the
Northeast. In December 1993, the Rhode Island Lottery Commission approved the
addition of slot machine games on video terminals at Lincoln Greyhound Park and
Newport Jai Alai, where poker and blackjack have been offered for over three
years. Currently, casino gaming, other than Native American gaming, is not
allowed in other areas of New Jersey or in Connecticut, New York or
Pennsylvania. On November 17, 1995, a proposal to allow casino gaming in
Bridgeport, Connecticut was voted down by that state's Senate. On January 28,
1997, the New York State Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to legalize
casino gambling in certain areas of New York State, effectively postponing any
new gambling constitutional amendment until 1999. To the extent that legalized
gaming becomes more prevalent in New Jersey or other jurisdictions near Atlantic
City, competition would intensify. In particular, proposals have been introduced
to legalize gaming in other locations, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In
addition, legislation has from time to time been introduced in the New Jersey
State Legislature relating to types of statewide legalized gaming, such as video
games with small wagers. To date, no such legislation, which may require a state
constitutional amendment, has been enacted. Management is unable to predict
whether any such legislation, in New Jersey or elsewhere, will be enacted or
whether, if passed, would have a material adverse impact on Trump AC.
 
GAMING AND OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS
 
    THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY A SUMMARY OF THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE CASINO
CONTROL ACT AND CERTAIN OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS. IT DOES NOT PURPORT TO BE A
FULL DESCRIPTION THEREOF AND IS QUALIFIED IN ITS ENTIRETY BY REFERENCE TO THE
CASINO CONTROL ACT AND SUCH OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS. UNLESS OTHERWISE
INDICATED, ALL REFERENCES TO "TRUMP PLAZA" INCLUDE (A) TRUMP PLAZA'S MAIN TOWER,
INCLUDING TRUMP PLAZA EAST AND (B) TRUMP WORLD'S FAIR.
 
    NEW JERSEY GAMING REGULATIONS
 
    In general, the Casino Control Act and its implementing regulations contain
detailed provisions concerning, among other things, the granting and renewal of
casino licenses; the suitability of the approved hotel facility and the amount
of authorized casino space and gaming units permitted therein; the qualification
of natural persons and entities related to the casino licensee; the licensing of
certain employees and vendors of casino licensees; the rules of the games; the
selling and redeeming of gaming chips; the granting and duration of credit and
the enforceability of gaming debts; management control procedures, accounting
and cash control methods and reports to gaming agencies; the security standards;
the manufacture and distribution of gaming equipment; the simulcasting of horse
races by casino licensees; equal employment opportunities for employees of
casino operators, contractors of casino facilities and others; and advertising,
entertainment and alcoholic beverages.
 
    CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION.  The ownership and operation of casino/hotel
facilities in Atlantic City are the subject of strict state regulation under the
Casino Control Act. The CCC is empowered to regulate a wide spectrum of gaming
and non-gaming related activities and to approve the form of ownership and
financial structure of not only a casino licensee, but also its entity
qualifiers and intermediary and holding companies and any other related entity
required to be qualified.
 
    OPERATING LICENSES.  In June 1995, the CCC renewed Plaza Associates' license
to operate Trump Plaza through June 1999. In May 1996, the CCC granted Plaza
Associates a license to operate Trump World's Fair through May 1997. In December
1996, the CCC allowed Plaza Associates to operate Trump
 
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Plaza and Trump World's Fair under one casino license through May 1999. In June
1995, the CCC renewed Taj Associates' license to operate the Taj Mahal through
March 1999. In June 1996, the CCC also granted TCS a license through July 1997,
which license has been renewed through July 1998. Timely applications for
renewal of the TCS casino license will be made to the CCC. In June 1995, the CCC
renewed Castle Associates' casino license and approved Trump as a natural person
qualifier through May 1999. None of these licenses are transferable and their
renewal will include a financial review of the relevant operating entities as
well as their holding and intermediary companies. Upon revocation, suspension
for more than 120 days or failure to renew a casino license, the Casino Control
Act provides for the appointment of a conservator to take possession of the
hotel and casino's business and property, subject to all valid liens, claims and
encumbrances.
 
    CASINO LICENSE.  No casino hotel facility may operate unless the appropriate
license and approvals are obtained from the CCC, which has broad discretion with
regard to the issuance, renewal, revocation and suspension of such licenses and
approvals, which are non-transferable. The qualification criteria with respect
to the holder of a casino license include its financial stability, integrity and
responsibility; the integrity and adequacy of its financial resources which bear
any relation to the casino project; its good character, honesty and integrity;
and the sufficiency of its business ability and casino experience to establish
the likelihood of a successful, efficient casino operation. The casino licenses
currently held by Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and Castle Associates are
renewable for periods of up to four years and the license held by TCS is
renewable for a period of up to one year. The CCC may reopen licensing hearings
at any time, and must reopen a licensing hearing at the request of the Division
of Gaming Enforcement (the "Division").
 
    Each casino license, except the TCS license, entitles the holder to operate
one casino. Further, no person may be the holder of a casino license if the
holding of such license will result in undue economic concentration in Atlantic
City casino operations by that person. On May 17, 1995, the CCC adopted a
regulation defining the criteria for determining undue economic concentration
which outlines the content of existing CCC precedent with respect to the
subject. In its May 18, 1995 declaratory rulings with respect to Plaza
Associates' petition, the CCC, among other things, determined that Plaza
Associates' operation of Trump World's Fair casino space would not result in
undue economic concentration in Atlantic City casino operations.
 
    To be considered financially stable, a licensee must demonstrate the
following ability: to pay winning wagers when due; to achieve an annual gross
operating profit; to pay all local, state and federal taxes when due; to make
necessary capital and maintenance expenditures to insure that it has a superior
first-class facility; and to pay, exchange, refinance or extend debts which will
mature or become due and payable during the license term.
 
    In the event a licensee fails to demonstrate financial stability, the CCC
may take such action as it deems necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Casino
Control Act and protect the public interest, including: issuing conditional
licenses, approvals or determinations; establishing an appropriate cure period;
imposing reporting requirements; placing restrictions on the transfer of cash or
the assumption of liabilities; requiring reasonable reserves or trust accounts;
denying licensure; or appointing a conservator. See
"--Conservatorship."
 
    Management believes that it has adequate financial resources to meet the
financial stability requirements under the Casino Control Act for the
foreseeable future.
 
    Pursuant to the Casino Control Act, CCC Regulations and precedent, no entity
may hold a casino license unless each officer, director, principal employee,
person who directly or indirectly holds any beneficial interest or ownership in
the licensee, each person who in the opinion of the CCC has the ability to
control or elect a majority of the board of directors of the licensee (other
than a banking or other licensed lending institution which makes a loan or holds
a mortgage or other lien acquired in the ordinary course of business) and any
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the CCC may consider appropriate, obtains and maintains qualification approval
from the CCC. Qualification approval means that such person must, but for
residence, individually meet the qualification requirements as a casino key
employee.
 
    CONTROL PERSONS.  An entity qualifier or intermediary or holding company,
such as Trump AC, Trump AC Holding, Plaza Funding or TACC is required to
register with the CCC and meet the same basic standards for approval as a casino
licensee; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the CCC, with the concurrence of the Director
of the Division, may waive compliance by a publicly-traded corporate holding
company with the requirement that an officer, director, lender, underwriter,
agent or employee thereof, or person directly or indirectly holding a beneficial
interest or ownership of the securities thereof, individually qualify for
approval under casino key employee standards so long as the CCC and the Director
of the Division are, and remain, satisfied that such officer, director, lender,
underwriter, agent or employee is not significantly involved in the activities
of the casino licensee, or that such security holder does not have the ability
to control the publicly-traded corporate holding company or elect one or more of
its directors. Persons holding five percent or more of the equity securities of
such holding company are presumed to have the ability to control the company or
elect one or more of its directors and will, unless this presumption is
rebutted, be required to individually qualify. Equity securities are defined as
any voting stock or any security similar to or convertible into or carrying a
right to acquire any security having a direct or indirect participation in the
profits of the issuer.
 
    FINANCIAL SOURCES.  The CCC may require all financial backers, investors,
mortgagees, bond holders and holders of notes or other evidence of indebtedness,
either in effect or proposed, which bear any relation to any casino project,
including holders of publicly-traded securities of an entity which holds a
casino license or is an entity qualifier, subsidiary or holding company of a
casino licensee (a "Regulated Company"), to qualify as financial sources. In the
past, the CCC has waived the qualification requirement for holders of less than
15% of an issue of publicly-traded mortgage bonds so long as the bonds remained
widely distributed and freely traded in the public market and the holder has no
ability to control the casino licensee. The CCC may require holders of less than
15% of a series of debt to qualify as financial sources even if not active in
the management of the issuer or casino licensee.
 
    INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS.  An institutional investor ("Institutional
Investor") is defined by the Casino Control Act as any retirement fund
administered by a public agency for the exclusive benefit of federal, state or
local public employees; any investment company registered under the Investment
Company Act of 1940, as amended; any collective investment trust organized by
banks under Part Nine of the Rules of the Comptroller of the Currency; any
closed end investment trust; any chartered or licensed life insurance company or
property and casualty insurance company; any banking and other chartered or
licensed lending institution; any investment advisor registered under the
Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended; and such other persons as the CCC
may determine for reasons consistent with the policies of the Casino Control
Act.
 
    An Institutional Investor may be granted a waiver by the CCC from financial
source or other qualification requirements applicable to a holder of
publicly-traded securities, in the absence of a prima facie showing by the
Division that there is any cause to believe that the holder may be found
unqualified, on the basis of CCC findings that: (i) its holdings were purchased
for investment purposes only and, upon request by the CCC, it files a certified
statement to the effect that it has no intention of influencing or affecting the
affairs of the issuer, the casino licensee or its holding or intermediary
companies; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Institutional Investor will be permitted
to vote on matters put to the vote of the outstanding security holders; and (ii)
if (x) the securities are debt securities of a casino licensee's holding or
intermediary companies or another subsidiary company of the casino licensee's
holding or intermediary companies which is related in any way to the financing
of the casino licensee and represent either (A) 20% or less of the total
outstanding debt of the company or (B) 50% or less of any issue of outstanding
debt of the company, (y) the securities are equity securities and represent less
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a casino licensee's holding or intermediary companies or (z) the securities so
held exceed such percentages, upon a showing of good cause. There can be no
assurance, however, that the CCC will make such findings or grant such waiver
and, in any event, an Institutional Investor may be required to produce for the
CCC or the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice upon request, any
document or information which bears any relation to such debt or equity
securities.
 
    Generally, the CCC requires each institutional holder seeking waiver of
qualification to execute a certification to the effect that (i) the holder has
reviewed the definition of Institutional Investor under the Casino Control Act
and believes that it meets the definition of Institutional Investor; (ii) the
holder purchased the securities for investment purposes only and holds them in
the ordinary course of business; (iii) the holder has no involvement in the
business activities of and no intention of influencing or affecting, the affairs
of the issuer, the casino licensee or any affiliate; and (iv) if the holder
subsequently determines to influence or affect the affairs of the issuer, the
casino licensee or any affiliate, it shall provide not less than 30 days' prior
notice of such intent and shall file with the CCC an application for
qualification before taking any such action. If an Institutional Investor
changes its investment intent, or if the CCC finds reasonable cause to believe
that it may be found unqualified, the Institutional Investor may take no action
with respect to the security holdings, other than to divest itself of such
holdings, until it has applied for interim casino authorization and has executed
a trust agreement pursuant to such an application.
See "--Interim Casino Authorization."
 
    OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER OF SECURITIES.  The Casino Control Act imposes
certain restrictions upon the issuance, ownership and transfer of securities of
a Regulated Company and defines the term "security" to include instruments which
evidence a direct or indirect beneficial ownership or creditor interest in a
Regulated Company including, but not limited to, mortgages, debentures, security
agreements, notes and warrants. Trump AC, Trump AC Funding, Funding II and
Funding III are deemed to be Regulated Companies, and instruments evidencing a
beneficial ownership or creditor interest therein, including a partnership
interest, are deemed to be the securities of a Regulated Company.
 
    If the CCC finds that a holder of such securities is not qualified under the
Casino Control Act, it has the right to take any remedial action it may deem
appropriate, including the right to force divestiture by such disqualified
holder of such securities. In the event that certain disqualified holders fail
to divest themselves of such securities, the CCC has the power to revoke or
suspend the casino license affiliated with the Regulated Company which issued
the securities. If a holder is found unqualified, it is unlawful for the holder
(i) to exercise, directly or through any trustee or nominee, any right conferred
by such securities or (ii) to receive any dividends or interest upon such
securities or any remuneration, in any form, from its affiliated casino licensee
for services rendered or otherwise.
 
    With respect to non-publicly-traded securities, the Casino Control Act and
CCC regulations require that the corporate charter or partnership agreement of a
Regulated Company establish a right in the CCC of prior approval with regard to
transfers of securities, shares and other interests and an absolute right in the
Regulated Company to repurchase at the market price or the purchase price,
whichever is the lesser, any such security, share or other interest in the event
that the CCC disapproves a transfer. With respect to publicly-traded securities,
such corporate charter or partnership agreement is required to establish that
any such securities of the entity are held subject to the condition that, if a
holder thereof is found to be disqualified by the CCC, such holder shall dispose
of such securities.
 
   
    Under the terms of the TAC I Note Indenture, the TAC III Note Indenture and
the Note Indenture, if a holder of such securities does not qualify under the
Casino Control Act when required to do so, such holder must dispose of its
interest in such securities, and Trump AC, Trump AC Funding, Funding II and
Funding III may redeem the securities at the lesser of the outstanding amount or
fair market value.
    
 
    INTERIM CASINO AUTHORIZATION.  Interim casino authorization is a process
which permits a person who enters into a contract to obtain property relating to
a casino operation or who obtains publicly-traded securities relating to a
casino licensee to close on the contract or own the securities until plenary
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or qualification. During the period of interim casino authorization, the
property relating to the casino operation or the securities is held in trust.
 
    Whenever any person enters into a contract to transfer any property which
relates to an ongoing casino operation, including a security of the casino
licensee or a holding or intermediary company or entity qualifier, under
circumstances which would require that the transferee obtain licensure or be
qualified under the Casino Control Act, and that person is not already licensed
or qualified, the transferee is required to apply for interim casino
authorization. Furthermore, except as set forth below with respect to publicly
traded securities, the closing or settlement date in the contract at issue may
not be earlier that the 121st day after the submission of a complete application
for licensure or qualification together with a fully executed trust agreement in
a form approved by the CCC. If, after the report of the Division and a hearing
by the CCC, the CCC grants interim authorization, the property will be subject
to a trust. If the CCC denies interim authorization, the contract may not close
or settle until the CCC makes a determination on the qualifications of the
applicant. If the CCC denies qualification, the contract will be terminated for
all purposes and there will be no liability on the part of the transferor.
 
    If, as the result of a transfer of publicly-traded securities of a licensee,
a holding or intermediary company or entity qualifier of a licensee, or a
financing entity of a licensee, any person is required to qualify under the
Casino Control Act, the person is required to file an application for licensure
or qualification within 30 days after the CCC determines that qualification is
required or declines to waive qualification. The application must include a
fully executed trust agreement in a form approved by the CCC or, in the
alternative, within 120 days after the CCC determines that qualification is
required, the person whose qualification is required must divest such securities
as the CCC may require to order to remove the need to qualify.
 
    The CCC may grant interim casino authorization where it finds by clear and
convincing evidence that: (i) statements of compliance have been issued pursuant
to the Casino Control Act; (ii) the casino hotel is an approved hotel in
accordance with the Casino Control Act; (iii) the trustee satisfies
qualification criteria applicable to key casino employees, except for residency;
and (iv) interim operation will best serve the interests of the public.
 
    When the CCC finds the applicant qualified, the trust will terminate. If the
CCC denies qualification to a person who has received interim casino
authorization, the trustee is required to endeavor, and is authorized, to sell,
assign, convey or otherwise dispose of the property subject to the trust to such
persons who are licensed or qualified or shall themselves obtain interim casino
authorization.
 
    Where a holder of publicly-traded securities is required, in applying for
qualification as a financial source or qualifier, to transfer such securities to
a trust in application for interim casino authorization and the CCC thereafter
orders that the trust become operative: (i) during the time the trust is
operative, the holder may not participate in the earnings of the casino hotel or
receive any return on its investment or debt security holdings; and (ii) after
disposition, if any, of the securities by the trustee, proceeds distributed to
the unqualified holder may not exceed the lower of their actual cost to the
unqualified holder or their value calculated as if the investment had been made
on the date the trust became operative.
 
    APPROVED HOTEL FACILITIES.  The CCC may permit an existing licensee to
increase its casino space if the licensee agrees to add a prescribed number of
qualifying sleeping units within two years after the commencement of gaming
operations in the additional casino space. However, if the casino licensee does
not fulfill such agreement due to conditions within its control, the licensee
will be required to close the additional casino space, or any portion thereof
that the CCC determines should be closed.
 
    Persons who are parties to the lease for an approved hotel building or who
have an agreement to lease a building which may in the judgment of the CCC
become an approved hotel building are required to hold a casino license unless
the CCC, with the concurrence of the Attorney General of the State of New
Jersey, determines that such persons do not have the ability to exercise
significant control over the building or the operation of the casino therein.
 
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    Unless otherwise determined by the CCC, agreements to lease an approved
hotel building or the land under the building must be for a durational term
exceeding 30 years, must concern 100% of the entire approved hotel building or
the land upon which it is located and must include a buy-out provision
conferring upon the lessee the absolute right to purchase the lessor's entire
interest for a fixed sum in the event that the lessor is found by the CCC to be
unsuitable.
 
    AGREEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT OF CASINO.  Each party to an agreement for the
management of a casino is required to hold a casino license, and the party who
is to manage the casino must own at least 10% of all the outstanding equity
securities of the casino licensee. Such an agreement shall: (i) provide for the
complete management of the casino; (ii) provide for the unrestricted power to
direct the casino operations; and (iii) provide for a term long enough to ensure
the reasonable continuity, stability and independence and management of the
casino.
 
    LICENSE FEES.  The CCC is authorized to establish annual fees for the
renewal of casino licenses. The renewal fee is based upon the cost of
maintaining control and regulatory activities prescribed by the Casino Control
Act, and may not be less than $200,000 for a four-year casino license.
Additionally, casino licensees are subject to potential assessments to fund any
annual operating deficits incurred by the CCC or the Division. There is also an
annual license fee of $500 for each slot machine maintained for use or in use in
any casino.
 
    GROSS REVENUE TAX.  Each casino licensee is also required to pay an annual
tax of 8% on its gross casino revenues. For the years ended December 31, 1995,
1996 and 1997, Plaza Associates' gross revenue tax was approximately $24.0
million, $29.8 million and $30.1 million, respectively, and its license,
investigation and other fees and assessments totaled approximately $4.4 million,
$6.0 million and $4.9 million, respectively. For the years ended December 31,
1995, 1996 and 1997, Taj Associates' gross revenue tax was approximately $40.2
million, $40.7 million and $41.7 million, respectively, and its license,
investigation and other fees and assessments totaled approximately $5.2 million,
$5.0 million and $3.9 million, respectively.
 
    INVESTMENT ALTERNATIVE TAX OBLIGATIONS.  An investment alternative tax
imposed on the gross casino revenues of each licensee in the amount of 2.5% is
due and payable on the last day of April following the end of the calendar year.
A licensee is obligated to pay the investment alternative tax for a period of 30
years. Estimated payments of the investment alternative tax obligation must be
made quarterly in an amount equal to 1.25% of estimated gross revenues for the
preceding three-month period. Investment tax credits may be obtained by making
qualified investments or by the purchase of bonds issued by the CRDA (the "CRDA
Bonds"). CRDA Bonds may have terms as long as 50 years and bear interest at
below market rates, resulting in a value lower than the face value of such CRDA
Bonds.
 
    For the first ten years of its tax obligation, the licensee is entitled to
an investment tax credit against the investment alternative tax in an amount
equal to twice the purchase price of the CRDA Bonds issued to the licensee.
Thereafter, the licensee (i) is entitled to an investment tax credit in an
amount equal to twice the purchase price of such CRDA Bonds or twice the amount
of its investments authorized in lieu of such bond investments or made in
projects designated as eligible by the CRDA and (ii) has the option of entering
into a contract with the CRDA to have its tax credit comprised of direct
investments in approved eligible projects which may not comprise more than 50%
of its eligible tax credit in any one year.
 
    From the monies made available to the CRDA, the CRDA was required to set
aside $175 million for investment in hotel development projects in Atlantic City
undertaken by a licensee which result in the construction or rehabilitation of
at least 200 hotel rooms. These monies were used to fund up to 27% of the cost
to casino licensees of expanding their hotel facilities to provide additional
hotel rooms, a portion of which has been required to be available with respect
to the new Atlantic City Convention Center.
 
    MINIMUM CASINO PARKING CHARGES.  Since July 1, 1993, each casino licensee
has been required to pay the New Jersey State Treasurer a $1.50 charge for every
use of a parking space for the purpose of parking motor vehicles in a parking
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casino licensee. This amount is paid into a special fund established and held by
the New Jersey State Treasurer for the exclusive use of the CRDA. Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates currently charge their parking patrons $2.00 in
order to make their required payments to the New Jersey State Treasurer and
cover related expenses. Amounts in the special fund will be expended by the CRDA
for eligible projects in the corridor region of Atlantic City related to
improving the highways, roads, infrastructure, traffic regulation and public
safety of Atlantic City or otherwise necessary or useful to the economic
development and redevelopment of Atlantic City in this regard.
 
    ATLANTIC CITY FUND.  On each October 31 during the years 1996 through 2003,
each casino licensee shall pay into an account established in the CRDA and known
as the Atlantic City Fund, its proportional share of an amount related to the
amount by which annual operating expenses of the CCC and the Division are less
than a certain fixed sum. Additionally, a portion of the investment alternative
tax obligation of each casino licensee for the years 1994 through 1998 allocated
for projects in northern New Jersey shall be paid into and credited to the
Atlantic City Fund. Amounts in the Atlantic City Fund will be expended by the
CRDA for economic development projects of a revenue producing nature that foster
the redevelopment of Atlantic City other than the construction and renovation of
casino hotels.
 
    CONSERVATORSHIP.  If, at any time, it is determined that Plaza Associates,
Trump AC, Trump AC Funding, Funding II, Funding III, Taj Associates or any other
entity qualifier has violated the Casino Control Act or that any of such
entities cannot meet the qualification requirements of the Casino Control Act,
such entity could be subject to fines or the suspension or revocation of its
license or qualification. If a casino license is suspended for a period in
excess of 120 days or is revoked, or if the CCC fails or refuses to renew such
casino license, the CCC could appoint a conservator to operate and dispose of
such licensee's casino hotel facilities. A conservator would be vested with
title to all property of such licensee relating to the casino and the approved
hotel subject to valid liens and/or encumbrances. The conservator would be
required to act under the direct supervision of the CCC and would be charged
with the duty of conserving, preserving and, if permitted, continuing the
operation of the casino hotel. During the period of the conservatorship, a
former or suspended casino licensee is entitled to a fair rate of return out of
net earnings, if any, on the property retained by the conservator. The CCC may
also discontinue any conservatorship action and direct the conservator to take
such steps as are necessary to effect an orderly transfer of the property of a
former or suspended casino licensee.
 
    QUALIFICATION OF EMPLOYEES.  Certain employees of Plaza Associates, Taj
Associates and TCS must be licensed by or registered with the CCC, depending on
the nature of the position held. Casino employees are subject to more stringent
requirements than non-casino employees and must meet applicable standards
pertaining to financial stability, integrity and responsibility, good character,
honesty and integrity, business ability and casino experience and New Jersey
residency. These requirements have resulted in significant competition among
Atlantic City casino operators for the services of qualified employees.
 
    GAMING CREDIT.  Plaza Associates' and Taj Associates' casino games are
conducted on a credit as well as cash basis. Gaming debts arising in Atlantic
City in accordance with applicable regulations are enforceable in the courts of
the State of New Jersey. The extension of gaming credit is subject to
regulations that detail procedures which casinos must follow when granting
gaming credit and recording counter checks which have been exchanged, redeemed
or consolidated.
 
   
    CONTROL PROCEDURES.  Gaming at the Atlantic City Properties is conducted by
trained and supervised personnel. Plaza Associates and Taj Associates employ
extensive security and internal controls. Security checks are made to determine,
among other matters, that job applicants for key positions have had no criminal
history or associations. Security controls utilized by the surveillance
department include closed circuit video camera to monitor the casino floor and
money counting areas. The count of moneys from gaming also is observed daily by
representatives of the CCC.
    
 
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    US TREASURY REPORTING OBLIGATIONS
    
 
    The Treasury has adopted regulations pursuant to which a casino is required
to file a report of each deposit, withdrawal, exchange of currency, gambling
tokens or chips, or other payments or transfers by, through or to such casino
which involves a transaction in currency of more than $10,000 per patron, per
gaming day (a "Currency Transaction Report"). Such reports are required to be
made on forms prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury and are filed with the
Commissioner of the Service. In addition, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates
are required to maintain detailed records (including the names, addresses,
social security numbers and other information with respect to its gaming
customers) dealing with, among other items, the deposit and withdrawal of funds
and the maintenance of a line of credit.
 
    In the past, the Service had taken the position that gaming winnings from
table games by nonresident aliens were subject to a 30% withholding tax. The
Service, however, subsequently adopted a practice of not collecting such tax.
Recently enacted legislation exempts from withholding tax table game winnings by
nonresident aliens, unless the Secretary of the Treasury determines by
regulation that such collections have become administratively feasible.
 
    As the result of an audit conducted by the Treasury's Office of Financial
Enforcement in 1995, Plaza Associates was alleged to have failed to file timely
the Currency Transaction Report in connection with 65 individual currency
transactions in excess of $10,000 during the period from October 31, 1986 to
December 10, 1988. Plaza Associates paid a fine of $292,500 in connection with
these violations. Plaza Associates has revised its internal control procedures
to ensure continued compliance with these regulations. From 1992 through 1995,
the Service conducted an audit of Currency Transaction Reports filed by Taj
Associates for the period from April 2, 1990 through December 31, 1991. The
Treasury has received a report detailing the audit as well as the response of
Taj Associates. As a result of Taj Associates' audit, the Treasury has notified
Taj Associates that it failed to timely file Currency Transaction Reports in
connection with certain currency transactions. In December 1997, Taj Associates
paid a fine of $477,000 in connection with 106 of these violations.
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates have adopted the following internal
control procedures to increase compliance with these Treasury regulations: (i)
computer exception reporting; (ii) establishment of a committee to review
Currency Transaction Report transactions and reporting which consists of
executives from the Casino Operations, Marketing and Administration Departments;
(iii) internal audit testing of compliance with the Treasury regulations; (iv)
training for all new and existing employees in compliance with the Treasury
regulations; and (v) a self-disciplinary program for employee violations of the
policy.
 
   
    OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS
    
 
    Trump AC is subject to other federal, state and local regulations and, on a
periodic basis, must obtain various licenses and permits, including those
required to sell alcoholic beverages in the State of New Jersey as well as in
other jurisdictions. Management believes all required licenses and permits
necessary to conduct the business of Trump AC has been obtained for operations
in New Jersey.
 
PROPERTIES
 
    TRUMP PLAZA
 
    Plaza Associates owns and leases several parcels of land in and around
Atlantic City, New Jersey, each of which is used in connection with the
operation of Trump Plaza and each of which is subject to the liens of the
mortgages associated with the TAC I Notes, the Notes and the TAC III Notes
(collectively, the "Plaza Mortgages") and certain other liens.
 
    PLAZA CASINO PARCEL.  Trump Plaza's main tower is located on The Boardwalk
in Atlantic City, New Jersey, next to the Atlantic City Convention Center. It
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acres) bounded by The Boardwalk, Mississippi Avenue, Pacific Avenue and Columbia
Place (the "Plaza Casino Parcel").
 
    The Plaza Casino Parcel consists of four tracts of land, three of which are
currently owned by Plaza Associates and one of which is leased by Plaza Hotel
Management Company ("PHMC") to Plaza Associates pursuant to a non-renewable
ground lease, which expires on December 31, 2078 (the "PHMC Lease"). The land
which is subject to the PHMC Lease is referred to as the "Plaza Leasehold
Tract." Seashore Four and Trump Seashore Associates ("Trump Seashore") had
leased to Plaza Associates two of the tracts which are now owned by Plaza
Associates. Trump Seashore and Seashore Four are 100% beneficially owned by
Trump and are, therefore, affiliates of THCR. Plaza Associates purchased the
tract from Seashore Four in January 1997 and the tract from Trump Seashore in
September 1996 for $10 million and $14.5 million, respectively.
 
    The PHMC Lease is a "net lease" pursuant to which Plaza Associates, in
addition to the payment of fixed rent, is responsible for all costs and expenses
with respect to the use, operation and ownership of the Plaza Leasehold Tract
and the improvements now, or which may in the future be, located thereon,
including, but not limited to, all maintenance and repair costs, insurance
premiums, real estate taxes, assessments and utility charges. The improvements
located on the Plaza Leasehold Tract are owned by Plaza Associates during the
term of the PHMC Lease, and upon the expiration of the term of the PHMC Lease
(for whatever reason), ownership of such improvements will vest in PHMC. The
PHMC Lease also contains an option pursuant to which Plaza Associates may
purchase the Plaza Leasehold Tract at certain times during the term of such PHMC
Lease under certain circumstances.
 
    TRUMP PLAZA EAST.  In connection with the Taj Acquisition, Plaza Associates
exercised its option to purchase certain of the fee and leasehold interests
comprising Trump Plaza East for a purchase price of $28.0 million. During the
years ended December 31, 1995 and 1996, Plaza Associates incurred approximately
$3.8 million and $1.1 million, respectively, in expenses associated with its
lease of Trump Plaza East. Plaza Associates currently leases a portion of the
land which comprises Trump Plaza East from an unrelated third party.
 
   
    In September 1993, Trump (as predecessor in interest to Plaza Associates
under the lease for Trump Plaza East) entered into a sublease with Time Warner
(the "Time Warner Sublease") pursuant to which Time Warner subleased the entire
first floor of retail space for a new Warner Brothers Studio Store which opened
in July 1994. Time Warner renovated the premises in connection with the opening
of the Warner Brothers Studio Store. The lease term is for ten years and gives
Time Warner the option to renew for two additional 5-year terms. Time Warner is
required to pay percentage rent monthly in an amount equal to (i) 7.5% of gross
annual sales up to $15.0 million and (ii) 10% of gross annual sales in excess of
$15 million. The terms of the Time Warner Sublease give Time Warner the right to
terminate the sublease if (i) gross annual sales are less than $5.0 million for
year two or less than $5.0 million as adjusted by CPI for years three through
nine; and (ii) Trump Plaza ceases to operate as a first class hotel.
    
 
    TRUMP WORLD'S FAIR.  Pursuant to the option to purchase Trump World's Fair,
on June 12, 1995, using proceeds from the June 1995 Offerings, Plaza Associates
acquired title to Trump World's Fair. Further, pursuant to an easement agreement
with the NJSEA, Plaza Associates has an exclusive easement over, in and through
the portions of the original Atlantic City Convention Center used as the
pedestrian walkway connecting Trump Plaza's main tower and Trump World's Fair.
The easement is for a 25-year term and may be renewed at the option of Plaza
Associates for one additional 25-year period. In consideration of the granting
of the easement, Plaza Associates must pay to NJSEA the sum of $2.0 million
annually, such annual payment to be adjusted every five years to reflect changes
in the consumer price index. Plaza Associates has the right to terminate the
easement agreement at any time upon six months' notice to NJSEA in consideration
of a termination payment of $1,000,000. See "Business--Gaming and Other Laws and
Regulations--New Jersey Gaming Regulations--Approved Hotel Facilities."
 
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    PARKING PARCELS.  Plaza Associates owns a parcel of land (the "Plaza Garage
Parcel") located across the street from the Plaza Casino Parcel and along
Pacific Avenue in a portion of the block bound by Pacific Avenue, Mississippi
Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Plaza Associates has constructed
the Transportation Facility on the Plaza Garage Parcel. An enclosed pedestrian
walkway from the parking garage accesses Trump Plaza at the casino level.
Parking at the parking garage is available to Trump Plaza's guests, as well as
to the general public.
 
    Plaza Associates leases, pursuant to the PHMC Lease, a parcel of land
located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Mississippi and Pacific
Avenues consisting of approximately 11,800 square feet ("Additional Parcel 1")
and owns another parcel on Mississippi Avenue adjacent to Additional Parcel 1
consisting of approximately 5,750 square feet.
 
    Plaza Associates also owns five parcels of land, aggregating approximately
43,300 square feet, and subleases one parcel consisting of approximately 3,125
square feet. All of such parcels are contiguous and are located along Atlantic
Avenue, in the same block as the Plaza Garage Parcel. They are used for signage
and surface parking and are not encumbered by any mortgage liens other than that
of the Plaza Mortgages.
 
    WAREHOUSE PARCEL.  Plaza Associates owns a warehouse and office facility
located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, containing approximately 64,000
square feet of space (the "Egg Harbor Parcel"). The Egg Harbor Parcel is
encumbered by a first mortgage having an outstanding principal balance, as of
December 31, 1997, of approximately $1.4 million and is encumbered by the Plaza
Mortgages. This facility is currently being utilized by TCS.
 
    SUPERIOR MORTGAGES.  The liens securing the indebtedness on the Plaza Garage
Parcel, the Egg Harbor Parcel and liens securing indebtedness on certain parking
facilities are each senior to the liens of the Plaza Mortgages. The principal
amount currently secured by such mortgages is, in the aggregate, approximately
$3.2 million.
 
    Plaza Associates has financed or leased and from time to time will finance
or lease its acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment. The lien in favor
of any such lender or lessor may be superior to the liens of the Plaza
Mortgages.
 
    THE TAJ MAHAL
 
    Taj Associates currently owns the parcels of land which are used in
connection with the operation of the Taj Mahal. Each of these parcels is
encumbered by the mortgages securing the TAC I Notes, the Notes and the TAC III
Notes.
 
    THE CASINO PARCEL.  The land comprising the Taj Mahal site consists of
approximately 30 acres, bounded by The Boardwalk to the south, vacated former
States Avenue to the east, Pennsylvania Avenue to the west and Pacific Avenue to
the north. The Taj Mahal was opened to the public on April 2, 1990.
 
    TAJ ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX.  In connection with the Taj Acquisition, Taj
Associates purchased the Taj Entertainment Complex from Realty Corp. The Taj
Entertainment Complex is a 20,000-square-foot multipurpose entertainment complex
known as the Xanadu Theater with seating capacity for approximately 1,200
people, which can be used as a theater, concert hall, boxing arena or exhibition
hall.
 
    STEEL PIER.  In connection with the Taj Acquisition, Taj Associates
purchased the approximately 3.6 acre pier and related property located across
The Boardwalk from the Taj Mahal (the "Steel Pier") from Realty Corp. Taj
Associates initially proposed a concept to improve the Steel Pier, the estimated
cost of which improvements was $30 million. Such concept was approved by the New
Jersey Department of Environment Protection ("NJDEP"), the agency which
administers the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act ("CAFRA"). A condition
imposed on Taj Associates' CAFRA permit initially required that Taj Associates
begin construction of certain improvements on the Steel Pier by October 1992,
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to be completed within 18 months of commencement. In March 1993, Taj Associates
obtained a modification of its CAFRA permit providing for the extensions of the
required commencement and completion dates of the improvements to the Steel Pier
for one year based upon an interim use of the Steel Pier for an amusement park.
Taj Associates received additional one-year extensions of the required
commencement and completion dates of the improvements of the Steel Pier based
upon the same interim use of the Steel Pier as an amusement park pursuant to a
sublease ("Pier Sublease") with an amusement park operator. The Pier Sublease
terminates on December 31, 1998 unless extended.
 
    OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE SPACE.  Taj Associates owns an office building located
on South Pennsylvania Avenue adjacent to the Taj Mahal. In addition, Taj
Associates, in April 1991, purchased for approximately $1.7 million certain
facilities of Castle Associates which are presently leased to commercial tenants
and used for office space and vehicle maintenance facilities. In connection with
the Taj Acquisition, Taj Associates purchased from Realty Corp. a warehouse
complex of approximately 34,500 square feet.
 
    Taj Associates has entered into a lease with Trump-Equitable Company for the
lease of office space in Trump Tower in New York City, which Taj Associates uses
as a marketing office. The monthly payments under the lease had been $1,000, and
the premises were leased at such rent for four months in 1992, the full twelve
months in 1993 and 1994 and eight months in 1995. On September 1, 1995, the
lease was renewed for a term of five years with an option for Taj Associates to
cancel the lease on September 1 of each year, upon six months' notice and
payment of six months' rent. Under the renewed lease, the monthly payments are
$2,184.
 
    PARKING.  The Taj Mahal provides parking for approximately 6,950 cars of
which 6,725 spaces are located in indoor parking garages and 225 surface spaces
are located on land purchased from Realty Corp. in connection with the Taj
Acquisition. In addition, Taj Associates entered into a lease agreement with
Castle Associates to share its employee parking facilities.
 
    THEMED RESTAURANTS AND SPECIALTY STORE.  Hard Rock Cafe International
(N.J.), Inc. ("Hard Rock") has entered into a fifteen-year lease (the "Hard Rock
Cafe Lease") with Taj Associates for the lease of space at the Taj Mahal for a
Hard Rock Cafe. The basic rent under the Hard Rock Cafe Lease is $750,000 per
year, paid in equal monthly installments, for the first 10 years of the lease
term, and will be $825,000 per year, paid in equal monthly installments, for the
remaining 5 years of the lease term. In addition, Hard Rock will pay percentage
rent in an amount equal to 10% of Hard Rock's annual gross sales in excess of
$10,000,000. Hard Rock has the right to terminate the Hard Rock Cafe Lease on
the tenth anniversary thereof and also has the option to extend the term of the
lease for an additional five-year period at an annual basic rent of $907,500
during such renewal term. The Hard Rock Cafe opened in November 1996.
 
    All Star Cafe, Inc. ("All Star") has entered into a twenty-year lease (the
"All Star Cafe Lease") with Taj Associates for the lease of space at the Taj
Mahal for an All Star Cafe. The basic rent under the All Star Cafe Lease is $1.0
million per year, paid in equal monthly installments. In addition, All Star will
pay percentage rent in an amount equal to the difference, if any, between (i) 8%
of All Star's gross sales made during each calendar month during the first lease
year, 9% of All Star's gross sales made during each calendar month during the
second lease year and 10% of All Star's gross sales made during each calendar
month during the third through the twentieth lease years, and (ii) one-twelfth
of the annual basic rent. The All Star Cafe opened in March 1997.
 
    Stage Deli of Atlantic City, Inc. ("Stage Deli") has entered into a ten-year
and five-month lease commencing July 7, 1997 (the "Stage Deli Lease") with Taj
Associates for the lease of space at the Taj Mahal for a Stage Deli of New York
restaurant. Stage Deli has an option to renew the Stage Deli Lease for an
additional five-year term. The basic rent under the Stage Deli Lease is (i)
$400,000 per year for the first three years of the lease, (ii) $436,000 per year
for the fourth through sixth years of the lease, (iii) $475,240 per year for the
seventh through ninth years of the lease and (iv) $518,011.56 per year for the
last year of the lease, paid in equal monthly installments. In addition, Stage
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equal to the difference, if any, between (i) 6% of Stage Deli's gross monthly
sales made during each lease year and (ii) the applicable monthly basic rent.
The Stage Deli of New York opened in October 1997.
 
    Time Warner has entered into a ten-year lease (the "Time Warner Taj Lease")
with Taj Associates for the lease of space at the Taj Mahal for a Warner
Brothers Studio Store. Time Warner has an option to renew the Time Warner Taj
Lease for two additional five-year terms. Time Warner pays percentage rent
monthly in an amount equal to (i) 7.5% of gross annual sales up to $5.0 million
and (ii) 10% sales of gross annual sales in excess of $5.0 million. No minimum
or "base" rent is payable under the Time Warner Taj Lease. The terms of the
lease give Time Warner the right to terminate the lease if (i) gross annual
sales are less than $2.5 million for the second year of the lease or less than
$2.5 million as adjusted by CPI for the third through ninth years of the lease;
and (ii) the Taj Mahal ceases to operate as a first class hotel. The Warner
Brothers Studio Store opened in May 1997.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
    GENERAL.  Trump AC, its partners, certain members of its former executive
committee, and certain of its employees, have been involved in various legal
proceedings. Such persons and entities are vigorously defending the allegations
against them and intend to contest vigorously any future proceedings. In
general, Trump AC has agreed to indemnify such persons against any and all
losses, claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable costs, disbursements and
counsel fees) and liabilities (including amounts paid or incurred in
satisfaction of settlements, judgments, fines and penalties) incurred by them in
said legal proceedings.
 
    PLAZA ASSOCIATES.  The CRDA is required to set aside funds for investment in
hotel development projects in Atlantic City undertaken by casino licensees which
result in the construction or rehabilitation of at least 200 hotel rooms. These
investments are to fund up to 27% of the cost to casino licensees of such
projects. See "Business--Gaming and Other Laws and Regulations--New Jersey
Gaming Regulations-- Investment Alternative Tax Obligations." In June 1993,
Plaza Associates made application for such funding to the CRDA with respect to
its proposed construction of the Trump Plaza East facilities, demolition of a
certain structure adjacent thereto, development of an appurtenant public park,
roadway and parking area and acquisition of the entire project site. The CRDA,
in rulings through January 10, 1995, approved the hotel development project and,
with respect to same and pursuant to a credit agreement between them, reserved
to Plaza Associates the right to take investment tax credits up to approximately
$14.2 million. Plaza Associates has, except for three small parcels discussed
below, acquired the site and had constructed and presently operates and
maintains the proposed hotel tower, public park, roadway and parking area.
 
   
    As part of its approval and on the basis of its powers of eminent domain,
the CRDA, during 1994, initiated certain condemnation proceedings in the
Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County, to acquire five small parcels of
land within the project site. Plaza Associates has since aquired two of the
parcels, and proceedings with respect to those parcels have been concluded. The
proceedings with respect to the remaining three parcels, which, if acquired,
will be included in the public park and parking area of the project, are
currently pending and include a claim by the defendants that the CRDA did not
properly determine that the parcels were to be used for public purposes. The
CRDA motion seeking dismissal of this claim has been briefed and, in February
1998, argued by the parties. Additionally, with respect to the two parcels to be
included in the public park portion of the project, the CRDA, by a separate
motion, seeks an order that the Plaza Associates application and credit
agreement be deemed amended so as to terminate the CRDA obligation to acquire
the two parcels and enabling the CRDA to abandon the condemnation proceedings
with respect to these two parcels. This motion is opposed by Plaza Associates.
By order dated April 1, 1998, the Court denied the motion but granted the CRDA
leave to amend its pleadings by a filing within 14 days from the date thereof to
formally assert a claim for specific performance of the alleged agreement. The
CRDA has not filed any such amended pleading within this permitted time period.
    
 
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    The defendants in two of the condemnation proceedings filed a separate joint
complaint in the New Jersey Superior Court alleging, among other claims, that
the CRDA and Plaza Associates are wrongfully attempting to deprive them of
property rights in violation of their constitutional and civil rights. COKING,
ET AL. V. CASINO REINVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, ET AL., Docket No.
ATL-L-2555-97. The CRDA's motion for summary judgment on the complaint and Plaza
Associates' motion to dismiss it for failure to state a claim were granted by
the New Jersey Superior Court on October 24, 1997 and November 11, 1997.
 
   
    OTHER LITIGATION.  On March 13, 1997, THCR filed a lawsuit in the United
States District Court, District of New Jersey, against Mirage, the State of New
Jersey ("State"), the New Jersey Department of Transportation ("NJDOT"), the
South Jersey Transportation Authority ("SJTA"), the CRDA, the New Jersey
Transportation Trust Fund Authority and others. THCR was seeking declaratory and
injunctive relief to recognize and prevent violations by the defendants of the
casino clause of the New Jersey State Constitution and various federal
securities and environmental laws relating to proposed infrastructure
improvements in the Atlantic City marina area. While this action was pending,
defendants State and CRDA then filed an action in the New Jersey State Court
seeking a declaratory judgment as to the claim relating to the casino clause of
the New Jersey State Constitution. On May 1, 1997, the United States District
Court dismissed the federal claims and ruled that the State constitutional
claims should be pursued in State Court. On April 2, 1998, the United States
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal. THCR has
petitioned the Third Circuit for a rehearing. On May 14, 1997 the State Court
entered a summary judgment in favor of the State and the CRDA, which was
affirmed by the Appellate Division on March 20, 1998. THCR intends to seek
review in the State Supreme Court.
    
 
   
    On June 26, 1997, THCR filed an action against NJDOT, SJTA, Mirage and
others, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Atlantic County
(the "Chancery Division Action"). THCR is seeking to declare unlawful and enjoin
certain actions and omissions of the defendants arising out of and relating to a
certain Road Development Agreement dated as of January 10, 1997, by and among
NJDOT, SJTA and Mirage (the "Road Development Agreement") and the public funding
of a certain road and tunnel project to be constructed in Atlantic City, as
further described in the Road Development Agreement. THCR moved to consolidate
this action with other previously filed related actions. Defendants opposed
THCR's motion to consolidate the Chancery Division Action, initially moved to
dismiss this action on procedural grounds and subsequently moved to dismiss this
action on substantive grounds. On October 20, 1997, the Chancery Court denied
the defendants' motion to dismiss this action on procedural grounds, but entered
summary judgment dismissing this action on substantive grounds. This decision is
currently being appealed.
    
 
    On June 26, 1997, THCR also filed an action, in lieu of prerogative writs,
against the CRDA, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Atlantic
County, seeking review of the CRDA's April 15, 1997 approval of funding ($120
million principal amount plus interest) for the road and tunnel project
discussed above, a declaratory judgment that the said project is not eligible
for such CRDA funding, and an injunction prohibiting the CRDA from contributing
such funding to the said project. Defendants moved to dismiss this action on
procedural grounds and also sought to transfer this action to New Jersey's
Appellate Division. On October 3, 1997, the New Jersey Superior Court
transferred this action to the Appellate Division where it is currently pending.
 
    On September 9, 1997, Mirage filed a complaint against Trump, THCR and
Hilton Hotels Corporation, in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York. The complaint seeks damages for alleged violations of
antitrust laws, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and
tortious inducement of a breach of fiduciary duties arising out of activities
purportedly engaged in by defendants in furtherance of an alleged conspiracy to
impede Mirage's efforts to build a casino resort in the Marina district of
Atlantic City, New Jersey. Among other things, Mirage contends that the
defendants filed several frivolous lawsuits and funded others that challenge the
proposed state funding mechanisms for the construction of a proposed roadway and
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funds and which would link the Atlantic City Expressway with the site of
Mirage's proposed new casino resort. On November 10, 1997, THCR and Trump moved
to dismiss the complaint.
 
    On August 14, 1996, certain stockholders of THCR filed two derivative
actions in the Court of Chancery in Delaware (Civil Action Nos. 15148 and 15160)
(the "Delaware cases") against each of the members of the Board of Directors of
THCR, THCR, THCR Holdings, Castle Associates and Trump Casinos II, Inc.
("TCI-II"). The plaintiffs claim that the directors of THCR breached their
fiduciary duties in connection with its acquisition of Castle Associates (the
"Castle Acquisition") by purchasing these interests at an excessive price in a
self-dealing transaction. The complaint sought to enjoin the transaction, and
also sought damages and an accounting. The injunction was never pursued. These
plaintiffs served a notice of dismissal in the Delaware cases on December 29,
1997. The Court of Chancery has not yet ordered the Delaware cases dismissed.
 
   
    On October 16, 1996, a stockholder of THCR filed a derivative action in the
United States District Court, Southern District of New York (96 Civ. 7820)
against each member of the Board of Directors of THCR, THCR, THCR Holdings,
Castle Associates, TCI, TCI-II, TCHI and Salomon Brothers, Inc ("Salomon"). The
plaintiff claims that certain of the defendants breached their fiduciary duties
and engaged in ultra vires acts in connection with the Castle Acquisition and
that Salomon was negligent in the issuance of its fairness opinion with respect
to the Castle Acquisition. The plaintiff also alleges violations of the federal
securities laws for alleged omissions and misrepresentations in THCR's proxies,
and that Trump, TCI-II and TCHI breached the acquisition agreement by supplying
THCR with untrue information for inclusion in the proxy statement delivered to
THCR's stockholders in connection with the Castle Acquisition. The plaintiff
seeks removal of the directors of THCR, and an injunction, rescission and
damages.
    
 
   
    The Delaware cases were amended and refiled in the Southern District of New
York and consolidated with the federal action for all purposes, including
pretrial proceedings and trial. On or about January 17, 1997, the plaintiffs
filed their Consolidated Amended Derivative Complaint (the "First Amended
Complaint"), reflecting the consolidation. On or about March 24, 1997, the
plaintiffs filed their Second Consolidated Amended Derivative Complaint (the
"Second Amended Complaint"). In addition to the allegations made in the First
Amended Complaint, the Second Amended Complaint claims that certain of the
defendants breached their fiduciary duties and wasted corporate assets in
connection with the previously contemplated transaction with Colony Capital,
Inc. ("Colony Capital"). The Second Amended Complaint also includes claims
against Colony Capital for aiding and abetting certain of those violations. In
addition to the relief sought in the First Amended Complaint, the Second Amended
Complaint sought to enjoin the previously contemplated transaction with Colony
Capital or, if it was effectuated, to rescind it. On March 27, 1997, THCR and
Colony Capital mutually agreed to end negotiations with respect to such
transaction. On June 26, 1997, plaintiffs served their Third Consolidated
Amended Derivative Complaint (the "Third Amended Complaint"), which omitted the
claims against Colony Capital. THCR and the other defendants in the action moved
to dismiss the Third Amended Complaint on August 5, 1997. The plaintiffs opposed
the defendants' motions to dismiss the Third Amended Complaint by response dated
October 24, 1997. The defendants' reply was served December 9, 1997. By letter
dated April 2, 1998, the plaintiffs sought to amend further the Third Amended
Complaint to add certain additional factual allegations. The defendants opposed
the application, and the Court has not yet ruled on it.
    
 
    Various legal proceedings are now pending against Trump AC. Trump AC
considers all such proceedings to be ordinary litigation incident to the
character of its business. Trump AC believes that the resolution of these
claims, to the extent not covered by insurance, will not, individually or in the
aggregate, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition or results
of operations of Trump AC.
 
    From time to time, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates may be involved in
routine administrative proceedings involving alleged violations of certain
provisions of the Casino Control Act. However, management believes that the
final outcome of these proceedings will not, either individually or in the
aggregate, have a material adverse effect on Plaza Associates or Taj Associates
or on the ability of Plaza Associates or Taj Associates to otherwise retain or
renew any casino or other licenses required under the Casino Control Act for the
operation of Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal.
 
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                                   MANAGEMENT
 
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE ISSUERS, PLAZA ASSOCIATES AND TAJ
  ASSOCIATES
 
    MANAGEMENT OF TRUMP AC AND FUNDING II
 
    THCR is the general partner of THCR Holdings. As the sole general partner of
THCR Holdings, THCR generally has the exclusive rights, responsibilities and
discretion in the management and control of THCR Holdings. THCR Holdings owns
100% of Trump AC, directly and through its ownership of Trump AC Holding.
Funding II is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC. Trump AC and TACC are the
general partners of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates. The Board of Directors
of Funding II consists of Messrs. Trump, Nicholas L. Ribis, Robert M. Pickus,
Wallace B. Askins and Don M. Thomas. The Note Indenture requires that two
directors of Funding II be persons who would qualify as "Independent Directors"
as such term is defined by the rules of the American Stock Exchange, Inc.
("Amex") (the "Independent Directors"). The Amex rules define "independent
directors" as those who are not officers of the company, are neither related to
its officers nor represent concentrated family holdings of its shares and who,
in view of the company's board of directors, are free of any relationship that
would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment.
 
    Set forth below are the names, ages, positions and offices held with Trump
AC and Funding II and a brief account of the business experience during the past
five years of each member of the board of directors of Funding II and of the
executive officers of Trump AC and Funding II.
 
   
    DONALD J. TRUMP--Trump, 51 years old, has been Chairman of the Board of THCR
and THCR Funding since their formation in 1995. Trump was a 50% shareholder,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Treasurer of Trump Plaza GP
and the managing general partner of Plaza Associates prior to June 1993. Trump
was Chairman of the Executive Committee and President of Plaza Associates from
May 1986 to May 1992 and was a general partner of Plaza Associates until June
1993. Trump has been a director of Trump AC Holding since February 1993 and was
President of Trump AC Holding from February 1993 until December 1997. Trump was
a partner in Trump AC from February 1993 until June 1995. Trump has been
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trump AC Funding since its formation in
January 1996 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Funding II and
Funding III since their formation in November 1997. Trump has been Chairman of
the Board of Directors of THCR Holding Corp. and THCR/LP since October 1991;
President and Treasurer of THCR Holding Corp. since March 4, 1991; Chairman of
the Board of Directors, President and Treasurer of TCI since June 1988; Chairman
of the Executive Committee of Taj Associates from June 1988 to October 1991; and
President and sole Director of Realty Corp. since May 1986. Trump has been the
sole director of TACC since March 1991. Trump was President and Treasurer of
TACC from March 1991 until December 1997. Trump has been the sole director of
Trump Indiana since its formation. Trump has been Chairman of the Board of
Partner Representatives of Castle Associates, the partnership that owns Trump
Marina, since May 1992; and was Chairman of the Executive Committee of Castle
Associates from June 1985 to May 1992. Trump is the Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Trump's Castle Funding, Inc. ("Castle Funding") and served as
President and Treasurer of Castle Funding until April 1998. Trump is the
Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of Trump's Castle Hotel & Casino, Inc.
("TCHI"). Trump is the President, Treasurer, sole director and sole shareholder
of TCI-II. Trump has been a Director of THCR Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware
corporation ("THCR Enterprises"), since its formation in January 1997. Trump is
also the President of The Trump Organization, which has been in the business,
through its affiliates and subsidiaries, of acquiring, developing and managing
real estate properties for more than the past five years. Trump was a member of
the Board of Directors of Alexander's Inc. from 1987 to March 1992. Trump was a
partner of Plaza Operating Partners Ltd. when it filed a petition for
reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on November 2, 1992. The
plan of reorganization for Plaza Operating Partners Ltd. was confirmed on
December 11, 1992 and declared effective in January 1993.
    
 
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    NICHOLAS L. RIBIS--Mr. Ribis, 53 years old, has been President, Chief
Executive Officer and a director of THCR and THCR Funding and Chief Executive
Officer of THCR Holdings since their formation in 1995. Mr. Ribis has been the
Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Associates since February 1991, was President
from April 1994 to February 1995, was a member of the Executive Committee of
Plaza Associates from April 1991 to May 29, 1992 and was a director and Vice
President of Trump Plaza GP from May 1992 until June 1993. Mr. Ribis served as
Vice President of Trump AC Holding from February 1995 until December 1997. Mr.
Ribis has served as President of Trump AC Holding since December 1997. Mr. Ribis
has served as a director of Trump AC Holding since June 1993. Mr. Ribis has been
Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Trump AC Funding since its
formation in January 1996 and Chief Executive Officer, President and a director
of Funding II and Funding III since their formation in November 1997. Mr. Ribis
served as Vice President of TACC until December 1997. Mr. Ribis has served as
the President of TACC since December 1997. Mr. Ribis has been the President and
Chief Executive Officer of Trump Indiana since its formation. Mr. Ribis has been
a Director of THCR/LP and THCR Holding Corp. since October 1991 and was Vice
President of THCR/LP and THCR Holding Corp. until June 1995; Chief Executive
Officer of Taj Associates since February 1991; Vice President of TCI since
February 1991 and Secretary of TCI since September 1991; Director of Realty
Corp. since October 1991; and a member of the Executive Committee of Taj
Associates from April 1991 to October 1991. Mr. Ribis has served as Vice
President of THCR/LP and THCR Holding Corp. since February 1998. He has also
been Chief Executive Officer of Castle Associates since March 1991 and President
of Castle Associates since April 1998; member of the Executive Committee of
Castle Associates from April 1991 to May 1992; member of the Board of Partner
Representatives of Castle Associates since May 1992; and served as the Vice
President and Assistant Secretary of TCHI from December 1993 and January 1991,
respectively, until April 1998. Mr. Ribis is now a director of TCHI. Since April
1998, Mr. Ribis has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TCHI and
Castle Funding. Mr. Ribis has served as Vice President of TCI-II since December
1993 and had served as Secretary of TCI-II from November 1991 to May 1992. Mr.
Ribis has been Vice President of Trump Corp. since September 1991. Mr. Ribis has
been the President and a director of THCR Enterprises since January 1997. From
January 1993 to January 1995 Mr. Ribis served as the Chairman of the Casino
Association of New Jersey and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the
CRDA since October 1993. From January 1980 to January 1991, Mr. Ribis was Senior
Partner in, and from February 1991 to December 1995, was Counsel to the law firm
of Ribis, Graham & Curtin (now practicing as Graham, Curtin & Sheridan, A
Professional Association), which serves as New Jersey legal counsel to all of
the above-named companies and certain of their affiliated entities.
    
 
   
    ROBERT M. PICKUS--Mr. Pickus, 43 years old, has been Executive Vice
President and Secretary of THCR since its formation in 1995. He has also been
the Executive Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of Plaza Associates
since February 1995. From December 1993 to February 1995, Mr. Pickus was the
Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Plaza Associates. Mr. Pickus served
as the Assistant Secretary of Trump AC Holding from April 1994 until February
1998. Since February 1998, Mr. Pickus has served as the Secretary of Trump AC
Holding. Mr. Pickus has been Secretary and a director of Trump AC Funding since
its formation in January 1996 and Secretary and a director of Funding II and
Funding III since their formation in November 1997. Mr. Pickus has been the
Executive Vice President and Secretary of Trump Indiana since its inception. Mr.
Pickus has been the Executive Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of
Taj Associates since February 1995, and a Director of THCR Holding Corp. and
THCR/ LP since November 1995. He was the Senior Vice President and Secretary of
Castle Funding from June 1988 to December 1993 and General Counsel of Castle
Associates from June 1985 to December 1993. Mr. Pickus has served as the
Secretary of Castle Funding since April 1998. Mr. Pickus served as the Assistant
Secretary of TACC until February 1998. Since February 1998, Mr. Pickus has
served as the Secretary of TACC. Mr. Pickus was also Secretary of TCHI from
October 1991 until December 1993. Mr. Pickus is a director of TCHI, and served
as the Assistant Secretary of TCHI from February 1998 until April 1998. Since
April 1998, Mr. Pickus has served as the Secretary of TCHI. Mr. Pickus has been
the Executive
    
 
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Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of Castle Associates since
February 1995, Secretary of Castle Associates since February 1996 and a member
of the Board of Partner Representatives of Castle Associates since October 1995.
Mr. Pickus is currently the Secretary of THCR Holding Corp., has been the Vice
President, Secretary and Director of THCR Enterprises since January 1997 and has
been Executive Vice President of TCS since its inception.
 
   
    R. BRUCE MCKEE--Mr. McKee, 52 years old, has served as the Senior Vice
President of Corporate Finance of THCR, THCR Holdings, THCR Funding, Trump AC
Funding and TACC since June 1997. Mr. McKee has served as Chief Financial
Officer of THCR, THCR Holdings and THCR Funding since June 1997. Mr. McKee has
served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance of Funding II and
Funding III since December 1997. Mr. McKee served as President and Chief
Operating Officer of Castle Associates from October 1996 until June 1997. Mr.
McKee has served as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Castle Associates,
Castle Funding and TCHI since April 1998. Mr. McKee was acting Chief Operating
Officer of Taj Associates from October 1995 through October 1996, Senior Vice
President, Finance of Taj Associates from July 1993 through October 1996 and
Vice President, Finance of Taj Associates from September 1990 through June 1993.
Mr. McKee has been the Assistant Treasurer of THCR/LP, Realty Corp. and TCI
since September 1991. Mr. McKee served as the Assistant Treasurer of THCR
Holding Corp. from September 1991 until February 1998. Previously, Mr. McKee was
Vice President of Finance of Elsinore Shore Associates, the owner and operator
of the Atlantis Casino Hotel Atlantic City, from April 1984 to September 1990
and Treasurer of Elsinore Finance Corp., Elsinore of Atlantic City and Elsub
Corp. from June 1986 to September 1990. The Atlantis Casino Hotel now
constitutes the portion of Trump Plaza known as Trump World's Fair.
    
 
   
    JOHN P. BURKE--Mr. Burke, 50 years old, served as the Senior Vice President
of Corporate Finance of THCR from January 1996 until June 1997. Mr. Burke has
served as the Senior Vice President of THCR, THCR Holdings and THCR Funding
since June 1997. Mr. Burke has been the Corporate Treasurer of THCR, THCR
Holdings and THCR Funding since their formation in 1995. He has also been
Corporate Treasurer of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates since October 1991.
Mr. Burke has been the Treasurer of Trump Indiana since its formation. Mr. Burke
has been Treasurer of Trump AC Funding since its formation in January 1996 and
Treasurer of Funding II and Funding III since their formation in November 1997.
Mr. Burke has been Treasurer of TACC since February 1998. Mr. Burke was a
Director of THCR/LP and THCR Holding Corp. from October 1991 to April 1996 and
was Vice President of THCR/LP until June 1995. Mr. Burke has served as the
Assistant Treasurer of THCR Holding Corp. and THCR/LP since February 1998. Mr.
Burke has been the Corporate Treasurer of Castle Associates since October 1991,
the Vice President of Castle Associates, Castle Funding, TCI-II and TCHI since
December 1993, Assistant Treasurer of TCHI since April 1998, Treasurer of Castle
Funding since April 1998, a member of the Board of Partner Representatives of
Castle Associates since March 1997 and the Vice President-Finance of The Trump
Organization since September 1990. Mr. Burke was an Executive Vice President and
Chief Administrative Officer of Imperial Corporation of America from April 1989
through September 1990. Mr. Burke has been the Vice President and Treasurer of
THCR Enterprises since January 1997.
    
 
    WALLACE B. ASKINS--Mr. Askins, 67 years old, has been a director of THCR and
THCR Funding since June 1995. He has also been a director of Trump AC Holding
since April 11, 1994, and was a partner representative of the Board of Partner
Representatives of Castle Associates from May 1992 to June 1995. Mr. Askins has
been a director of Trump AC Funding since April 1996 and a director of Funding
II and Funding III since December 1997. Mr. Askins served as a director of
TCI-II from May 1992 to December 1993. From June 1984 to November 1992, Mr.
Askins served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and as a
director of Armco Inc. Mr. Askins also serves as a director of EnviroSource,
Inc.
 
    DON M. THOMAS--Mr. Thomas, 67 years old, has been a director of THCR and
THCR Funding since June 1995. Mr. Thomas has been a director of Trump AC Funding
since April 1996 and a director of Funding II and Funding III since December
1997. He has also been the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs of the
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York since January 1985. Mr. Thomas was the
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Chairman, and a Commissioner, of the CRDA from 1985 through 1987, and a
Commissioner of the CCC from 1980 through 1984 during a portion of which time
Mr. Thomas served as acting Chairman of the CCC. Mr. Thomas was a director of
Trump Plaza GP until June 1993 and has been a director of Trump AC Holding since
June 1993. Mr. Thomas is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of
New York.
 
   
    All of the persons listed above are citizens of the United States and have
been qualified or licensed by the CCC.
    
 
    MANAGEMENT OF PLAZA ASSOCIATES
 
    Trump AC is the managing general partner of Plaza Associates. Trump AC
Holding is the managing general partner of Trump AC. The Board of Directors of
Trump AC Holding consists of Messrs. Trump, Ribis, Wallace B. Askins and Don M.
Thomas.
 
    Set forth below are the names, ages, positions and offices held with Plaza
Associates and a brief account of the business experience during the past five
years of each of the executive officers of Plaza Associates other than those who
are also directors or executive officers of Trump AC or Funding II.
 
    BARRY J. CREGAN--Mr. Cregan, 43 years old, has been Chief Operating Officer
of Plaza Associates since September 19, 1994 and President since March 1995.
Since February 21, 1995, Mr. Cregan has been Vice President of Trump AC Holding.
Prior to accepting these positions at Trump Plaza, Mr. Cregan was President of
The Plaza Hotel in New York for approximately three years. Prior to joining The
Plaza Hotel, he was Vice President of Hotel Operations at Trump Marina. In
addition, Mr. Cregan has worked for Hilton and Hyatt in executive capacities as
well as working in Las Vegas and Atlantic City in executive capacities.
 
    FRED A. BURO--Mr. Buro, 41 years old, has been the Executive Vice President
of Marketing of Plaza Associates since May 1994. Mr. Buro previously served as
the President of Casino Resources, Inc., a casino marketing, management and
development organization from 1991 through 1994. Prior to that, Mr. Buro served
from 1984 through 1991 as the President of a professional services consulting
firm.
 
    JAMES A. RIGOT--Mr. Rigot, 46 years old, has been Executive Vice President
of Casino Operations of Plaza Associates since November 1994. Mr. Rigot served
as Vice President of Casino Operations of Tropicana Casino and Entertainment
Resort from July 1989 through November 1994. From January 1989 through July
1989, Mr. Rigot was Assistant Casino Manager of Resorts Casino Hotel.
 
    All of the persons listed above are citizens of the United States and are
licensed by the CCC.
 
    MANAGEMENT OF TAJ ASSOCIATES
 
    Set forth below are the names, ages, positions and offices held with Taj
Associates and a brief account of the business experience during the past five
years of each of the executive officers and certain key employees of Taj
Associates other than those who are also directors or executive officers of
Trump AC or Funding II.
 
    RODOLFO E. PRIETO--Mr. Prieto, 54 years old, has been Chief Operating
Officer of Taj Associates since October 1996. Mr. Prieto has been Vice President
of Trump AC Holding since February 1998. From December 1995 to October 1996, Mr.
Prieto was the Executive Vice President, Operations of Taj Associates. Prior to
joining the Taj Mahal, Mr. Prieto was Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer for Elsinore Corporation from May 1995 to November 1995;
Executive Vice President in charge of the development of the Mojave Valley
Resort for Elsinore Corporation from December 1994 to April 1995 and Executive
Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Tropicana Resort and Casino
from September 1986 to November 1994.
 
    LARRY W. CLARK--Mr. Clark, 53 years old, has been Executive Vice President,
Casino Operations of Taj Associates since November 1991, Senior Vice President,
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May 1991 to November 1991, and Vice President, Casino Administration of Taj
Associates from April 1991 to May 1991 and from January 1990 to November 1990.
Prior to joining the Taj Mahal, Mr. Clark was Vice President, Casino Operations
of the Dunes Hotel & Country Club from November 1990 to April 1991 and Director
of Casino Marketing and Vice President, Casino Operations of the Showboat Hotel
& Casino from November 1988 to January 1990.
 
    WALTER KOHLROSS--Mr. Kohlross, 56 years old, has been Senior Vice President,
Food & Beverages of Taj Associates since June 1992, Vice President International
Marketing of Taj Associates from June 1993 through October 1995, Vice President,
Hotel Operations of Taj Associates from June 1991 to June 1992, and was Vice
President, Food & Beverage of Taj Associates from 1988 to June 1991.
 
    NICHOLAS J. NIGLIO--Mr. Niglio, 51 years old, has been Executive Vice
President, International Marketing of Taj Associates since May 1996. From
November 1995 to May 1996, Mr. Niglio was Senior Vice President, Casino
Marketing of Taj Associates. From February 1995 to October 1995, Mr. Niglio was
Vice President, International Marketing of Taj Associates. Prior to joining Taj
Associates, Mr. Niglio was Executive Vice President of International
Marketing/Player Development for Castle Associates from 1993 until 1995. Prior
to that, Mr. Niglio served as Senior Vice President, Marketing of Caesar's World
Marketing Corporation from 1991 until 1993.
 
    PATRICK J. O'MALLEY--Mr. O'Malley, 43 years old, has been the Executive Vice
President of Finance of Taj Associates since October 1996. Prior to joining the
Taj Mahal, Mr. O'Malley was the Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations of
Plaza Associates from September 1995 to October 1996. Prior to joining Trump
Plaza, from September 1994 until September 1995, Mr. O'Malley was President of
The Plaza Hotel in New York City. From December 1989 until September 1994, Mr.
O'Malley was the Vice President of Finance of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Prior to joining The Plaza Hotel in New York City, from 1986 to 1989, Mr.
O'Malley was a Regional Financial Controller for the Four Seasons Hotel and
Resorts, Ltd. From 1979 to 1986, Mr. O'Malley worked in the Middle East and
Europe as Hotel Controller for Marriott International Hotels.
 
    LORETTA I. VISCOUNT--Ms. Viscount, 38 years old, has been Assistant
Secretary of Trump AC Holding since Febrary 1998, Vice President of Legal
Affairs of Taj Associates since January 1997, Executive Director of Legal
Affairs for Taj Associates from May 1996 to January 1997; and Executive Director
of Legal Affairs for Castle Associates from September 1987 to May 1996. Prior to
that, Ms. Viscount served as in-house counsel to the Claridge Hotel and Casino
and had been engaged in the private practice of law since 1982.
 
    All of the persons listed above are citizens of the United States and are
licensed by the CCC.
 
    Rodolfo E. Prieto was an Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating
Officer for Elsinore Corporation when it filed a petition for reorganization
under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on October 31, 1995. Elsinore
Corporation filed a plan of reorganization on February 28, 1996, which became
effective on February 28, 1997.
 
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates do not offer their executive officers
stock option or stock appreciation right plans, long-term incentive plans or
defined benefit pension plans.
 
    The following table sets forth compensation paid or accrued during the years
ended December 31, 1997, 1996 and 1995 to the Chairman of the Board of Trump AC
Holding, the Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates,
each of the four most highly compensated executive officers of Plaza Associates
and Taj Associates whose salary and bonuses exceeded $100,000 for the year ended
December 31, 1997.
 
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                           SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
 
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                                                                              ANNUAL COMPENSATION
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<S>                                             <C>        <C>           <C>         <C>               <C>
                   NAME AND                                                            OTHER ANNUAL      ALL OTHER
              PRINCIPAL POSITION                  YEAR        SALARY       BONUS     COMPENSATION(1)   COMPENSATION
- ----------------------------------------------  ---------  ------------  ----------  ----------------  -------------
Donald J. Trump...............................       1997  $    --       $   --        $    --          $   --
  Chairman of the Board of Trump AC Holding          1996       --           --             --            1,031,000(2)
                                                     1995       --           --             --            2,743,000(2)
 
Nicholas L. Ribis.............................       1997  $  1,098,076  $   --        $    --          $     2,613(3)
  Chief Executive Officer of Plaza Associates        1996       998,250      --             --                1,188(3)
  and Taj Associates                                 1995     1,075,881      --             --                1,294(3)
 
Barry J. Cregan...............................       1997  $    766,632  $   --        $    --          $     4,000(3)
  President and Chief Operating Officer of           1996       744,813      28,500         --                4,737(3)
  Plaza Associates                                   1995       637,000     284,800         --                4,576(3)
 
Rodolfo Prieto(4).............................       1997  $    459,116  $   --        $    --          $     4,000(3)
  President and Chief Operating Officer Casino       1996       316,106      --             --                3,800(3)
  Operations of Taj Associates                       1995        17,673      --             --              --
 
Larry Clark...................................       1997  $    340,538  $  235,746    $    --          $     4,000(3)
  Executive V.P. Casino Operations of Taj            1996       309,400     109,700         --                3,800(3)
  Associates                                         1995       276,611     124,200         --                3,696(3)
 
Nicholas L. Niglio(5).........................       1997  $    332,515  $  287,563    $    --          $     4,000(3)
  Senior V.P. Casino Marketing of Taj                1996       278,984     186,916         --                3,800(3)
  Associates                                         1995       228,792     100,236         --                3,696(3)
</TABLE>
 
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(1) Represents the dollar value of annual compensation not properly categorized
    as salary or bonus, including amounts reimbursed for income taxes and
    directors' fees. Following Commission rules, perquisites and other personal
    benefits are not included in this table if the aggregate amount of that
    compensation is the lesser of either $50,000 or 10% of the total of salary
    and bonus for that officer.
 
(2) The amounts listed represent (i) amounts paid by Plaza Associates to Trump
    Plaza Management Corp. ("TPM"), a corporation beneficially owned by Trump,
    for services provided under a services agreement (the "TPM Services
    Agreement") and (ii) amounts paid pursuant to the Taj Services Agreement. In
    addition, Trump was reimbursed $483,000 and $549,000 in 1996 and 1995,
    respectively, for expenses incurred pursuant to the TPM Services Agreement
    and the Taj Services Agreement. The TPM Services Agreement and the Taj
    Services Agreement both expired in 1996. Trump is not an employee of Plaza
    Associates or Taj Associates.
 
(3) Represents vested and unvested contributions made by Plaza Associates, Taj
    Associates and/or TCS under the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Retirement
    Savings Plan, the Trump Taj Mahal Retirement Savings Plan and Trump Casino
    Services Retirement Savings Plan, respectively. Funds accumulated for an
    employee under these plans consisting of a certain percentage of the
    employee's compensation plus the employer matching contributions equaling
    50% of the participant's contributions, are retained until termination of
    employment, attainment of age 59 1/2 or financial hardship, at which time
    the employee may withdraw his or her vested funds.
 
(4) Mr. Prieto commenced employment with Taj Associates in December 1995.
 
(5) Mr. Niglio commenced employment with Taj Associates in February 1995.
 
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EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
    As a result of the June 1995 Offerings, THCR and THCR Holdings entered into
a revised employment agreement with Mr. Ribis (the "Ribis THCR Agreement"),
pursuant to which he agreed to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of
THCR and Chief Executive Officer of THCR Holdings. The term of the Ribis THCR
Agreement is five years. Under the Ribis THCR Agreement, Mr. Ribis's annual
salary is $1,996,500. Mr. Ribis's annual salary is paid in equal parts by THCR,
Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and Castle Associates. In the event Mr. Ribis's
employment is terminated by THCR other than for "cause" or if he incurs a
"constructive termination without cause," Mr. Ribis will receive a severance
payment equal to one year's base salary, and the phantom stock units and options
will become fully vested. The Ribis THCR Agreement defines (a) "cause" as Mr.
Ribis's (i) conviction of certain crimes, (ii) gross negligence or willful
misconduct in carrying out his duties, (iii) revocation of his casino key
employee license or (iv) material breach of the agreement, and (b) "constructive
termination without cause" as the termination of Mr. Ribis's employment at his
initiative following the occurrence of certain events, including (i) a reduction
in compensation, (ii) failure to elect Mr. Ribis as Chief Executive Officer of
THCR, (iii) failure to elect Mr. Ribis a director of THCR or (iv) a material
diminution of his duties. The phantom stock units will also automatically vest
upon the death or disability of Mr. Ribis. The Ribis THCR Agreement also
provides for up to an aggregate of $2.0 million of loans to Mr. Ribis to be used
by him to pay his income tax liability in connection with stock options, phantom
stock units and stock bonus awards, which loans will be forgiven, including both
principal and interest, in the event of a "change of control." The Ribis THCR
Agreement defines "change of control" as the occurrence of any of the following
events: (i) any person (other than THCR Holdings, Trump or an affiliate of
either) becomes a beneficial owner of 50% or more of the voting stock of THCR,
(ii) the majority of the Board of Directors of THCR consists of individuals that
were not directors on June 12, 1995 (the "June 12 Directors"), PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, that any person who becomes a director subsequent to June 12, 1995,
shall be considered a June 12 Director if his election or nomination was
supported by three-quarters of the June 12 Directors, (iii) THCR adopts and
implements a plan of liquidation or (iv) all or substantially all of the assets
or business of THCR are disposed of in a sale or business combination in which
shareholders of THCR would not beneficially own the same proportion of voting
stock of the successor entity. The Ribis THCR Agreement also provides certain
demand and piggyback registration rights for THCR Common Stock issued pursuant
to the foregoing. Pursuant to the Ribis THCR Agreement, Mr. Ribis has agreed
that upon termination of his employment other than for "cause" or following a
"change of control," he would not engage in any activity competitive with THCR
for a period of up to one year.
 
    Mr. Ribis had an employment agreement with Taj Associates pursuant to which
Mr. Ribis acted as Chief Executive Officer of Taj Associates. This agreement has
been terminated in connection with the Taj Acquisition and the Castle
Acquisition and now Mr. Ribis is compensated for his services to Taj Associates
under the Ribis THCR Agreement.
 
   
    Plaza Associates had an employment agreement with Barry J. Cregan (the
"Cregan Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. Cregan acted as President and Chief
Operating Officer of Plaza Associates. The Cregan Agreement, which expired on
December 31, 1997, provided for an annual base salary of $750,000. Pursuant to
the Cregan Agreement, Mr. Cregan devoted all of his professional time to Plaza
Associates. Subsequent to the expiration of the Cregan Agreement, Mr. Cregan has
continued to act as President and Chief Operating Officer of Plaza Associates.
    
 
    Plaza Associates has an employment agreement with James A. Rigot (the "Rigot
Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. Rigot acts as Executive Vice President of
Casino Operations of Plaza Associates. The Rigot Agreement, which expires on May
4, 2000, provides for an annual base salary of $300,000, with any bonus and
increases in salary provided in Plaza Associates' sole and absolute discretion,
however, at no time shall such salary be less than $300,000. Pursuant to the
Rigot Agreement, Mr. Rigot devotes all of his professional time to Plaza
Associates. In the event that Plaza Associates terminates the Rigot Agreement
(i) because Mr. Rigot's CCC license is terminated or (ii) because Mr. Rigot has
committed an act
 
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constituting Cause (defined as a breach by Mr. Rigot of any provision of the
Rigot Agreement or any employee conduct rules, an act of dishonesty, the
deliberate and intentional refusal by Mr. Rigot to perform his duties under the
Rigot Agreement, certain disabilities or death), Plaza Associates shall pay to
Mr. Rigot all compensation earned to the date of such termination. In the event
that Plaza Associates terminates the Rigot Agreement for any other reason, Plaza
Associates shall offer to pay Mr. Rigot an amount equal to twelve months of Mr.
Rigot's then current salary, which offer, if accepted, will constitute complete
satisfaction of all obligations and liabilities arising out of the Rigot
Agreement. So long as Plaza Associates continues to pay Mr. Rigot's salary
pursuant to the Rigot Agreement, Mr. Rigot shall not accept employment, either
as an employee, consultant or independent contractor, for or on behalf of any
other casino hotel located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
    Plaza Associates has an employment agreement with Fred Buro (the "Buro
Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. Buro acts as Executive Vice President of
Marketing of Plaza Associates. The Buro Agreement, which expires on May 11,
2000, provides for an annual base salary of $300,000, with any bonus and
increases in salary provided in Plaza Associates' sole and absolute discretion,
however, at no time shall such salary be less than $300,000. Pursuant to the
Buro Agreement, Mr. Buro devotes all of his professional time to Plaza
Associates. In the event that Plaza Associates terminates the Buro Agreement (i)
because Mr. Buro's CCC license is terminated or (ii) because Mr. Buro has
committed an act constituting Cause (defined as a breach by Mr. Buro of any
provision of the Buro Agreement or any employee conduct rules, an act of
dishonesty, the deliberate and intentional refusal by Mr. Buro to perform his
duties under the Buro Agreement, certain disabilities or death), Plaza
Associates shall pay to Mr. Buro all compensation earned to the date of such
termination. In the event that Plaza Associates terminates the Buro Agreement
for any other reason, Plaza Associates shall offer to pay Mr. Buro an amount
equal to twelve months of Mr. Buro's then current salary, which offer, if
accepted, will constitute complete satisfaction of all obligations and
liabilities arising out of the Buro Agreement. So long as Plaza Associates
continues to pay Mr. Buro's salary pursuant to the Buro Agreement, Mr. Buro
shall not accept employment, either as an employee, consultant or independent
contractor, for or on behalf of any other casino hotel located in Atlantic City,
New Jersey.
 
    The Rigot Agreement and the Buro Agreement provide for discretionary
bonuses. Factors considered by Plaza Associates in the awarding of all
discretionary bonuses generally are the attainment by Plaza Associates of
budgeted or forecasted goals and the individual's perceived contribution to the
attainment of such goals.
 
    TCS has an employment agreement with Kevin S. Smith, Esq. (the "Smith
Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. Smith acts as the Vice President of Corporate
Litigation & Risk Management of TCS. The Smith Agreement, which expires on
December 31, 2000, provides for a bonus of $25,000 upon signing and an annual
base salary of $160,000, with any bonus and increases in salary provided in
TCS's sole and absolute discretion. Pursuant to the Smith Agreement, Mr. Smith
devotes all of his professional time to TCS. In the event that TCS terminates
the Smith Agreement because Mr. Smith has committed an act constituting Cause
(defined as the denial or revocation of Mr. Smith's CCC license, conviction of a
disqualifying crime, breach of trust, certain disabilities or death), TCS shall
pay to Mr. Smith all compensation earned to the date of such termination.
 
    Taj Associates has an employment agreement with Rodolfo E. Prieto (the
"Prieto Agreement") pursuant to which he serves as President and Chief Operating
Officer of Taj Associates. The Prieto Agreement, which expires December 31,
2000, provides for a bonus of $100,000 upon signing, an annual salary of
$550,000 through July 1998, $600,000 through July 1999 and $650,000 through
expiration, and, in addition, an annual bonus at the sole discretion of Taj
Associates. Pursuant to the Prieto Agreement, Mr. Prieto has agreed that in the
event the agreement is terminated by him, he would not solicit or contact,
directly or through any other casino in Atlantic City, any customers whom he
developed during his employment with Taj Associates for a period of one year.
 
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    Taj Associates has an agreement with Patrick O'Malley (the "O'Malley
Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. O'Malley serves as Executive Vice President of
Finance and Accounting of Taj Associates. The O'Malley Agreement, which expires
on October 13, 1999, provides for an annual base salary of $250,000 per year and
an annual bonus at the sole discretion of Taj Associates. In the event Taj
Associates terminates the O'Malley Agreement because Mr. O'Malley's casino
license is revoked, terminated and/or suspended for more than 30 days or for
Cause (defined as a breach by Mr. O'Malley of the material provisions of the
O'Malley Agreement or an act of dishonesty), Taj Associates is required to pay
Mr. O'Malley an amount equal to his salary earned to the date of such
termination. In the event Mr. O'Malley terminates the O'Malley Agreement for
Good Cause (defined as the assignment to Mr. O'Malley, without his consent, of
any duties inconsistent with the position of Executive Vice President of Finance
and Accounting, a demotion or change in Mr. O'Malley's title or office, any
removal from his position or a change in control of Taj Associates, except in
connection with the termination of Mr. O'Malley's employment upon revocation of
his casino key employee license, death or disability), or if Taj Associates
terminates the O'Malley Agreement without Cause, Taj Associates shall pay Mr.
O'Malley all compensation, reimbursements and benefits provided for under the
O'Malley Agreement (i) due on the date of such termination and (ii) payable from
such date of termination through the expiration date of the O'Malley Agreement,
which amount shall not be less than one year annual base salary then payable,
and any bonuses accrued to such date of termination. Upon termination of the
O'Malley Agreement, Mr. O'Malley will not accept employment, either as an
employee, consultant or independent contractor, for or on behalf of any other
casino hotel located within a 300-mile radius of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
    Taj Associates has an employment agreement with Larry W. Clark (the "Clark
Agreement") pursuant to which he serves as Executive Vice President, Casino
Operations of Taj Associates. The Clark Agreement, which expires on June 30,
2001, provides for a bonus of $50,000, net of taxes, upon signing, an annual
salary of $350,000 and, in addition, a minimum guaranteed bonus of at least
$125,000 per annum. Pursuant to the Clark Agreement, Mr. Clark has agreed that
in the event the agreement is terminated by him for any reason or by Taj
Associates for cause, he would not engage in employment for or on behalf of any
other casino hotel located in Atlantic City for a period of one year.
 
    Taj Associates has an employment agreement with Nicholas J. Niglio (the
"Niglio Agreement") pursuant to which he serves as Executive Vice President,
International Marketing of Taj Associates. The Niglio Agreement, which expires
on June 30, 2001, provides for a bonus of $100,000, net of taxes, upon signing,
an annual salary of $350,000 and, in addition, a minimum guaranteed bonus of
$100,000, net of taxes. Pursuant to the Niglio Agreement, Mr. Niglio has agreed
that upon termination of his employment he would not solicit or contact,
directly or through any other casino in Atlantic City, any customers whom he had
developed during his employment with Taj Associates for a period of one year.
 
    Taj Associates may terminate the employment agreements of Messrs. Clark,
Prieto and Niglio in its sole discretion, without cause. If Mr. Clark's
employment agreement is terminated without cause, Taj Associates would be
obligated to pay Mr. Clark the greater of one year's salary or his salary for
the number of months remaining in the agreement, each at his then current
salary. If Mr. Prieto's agreement is terminated without cause, Taj Associates
would be obligated to pay Mr. Prieto for the number of months remaining in the
agreement plus expenses to move to Nevada. If Mr. Niglio's employment agreement
is terminated without cause, Taj Associates would be obligated to pay Mr. Niglio
the lesser of twelve month's salary or his salary for the number of months
remaining in the agreement, each at his then current salary. Taj Associates may
also terminate the Clark Agreement, the Prieto Agreement and the Niglio
Agreement (a) in the event that the CCC license of Mr. Clark, Mr. Prieto or Mr.
Niglio, respectively, is revoked or terminated or (b) for "cause," which is
defined in each of the agreements as (i) a material breach of the agreement or
of any employee conduct rules, (ii) dishonesty, (iii) intentional refusal to
perform duties or to properly perform them upon notice, (iv) alcohol or drug
abuse or (v) disability or death.
 
    The Prieto Agreement and the O'Malley Agreement provide for discretionary
bonuses. Factors considered by Taj Associates in the awarding of all
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Taj Associates of budgeted or forecasted goals and the individual's perceived
contribution to the attainment of such goals.
 
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
 
    All of the directors of Funding II currently serve as an officer or on the
Board of Directors of THCR and receive no additional compensation for their
service with Funding II. Directors of THCR who are also employees or consultants
of THCR and its affiliates receive no directors' fees. Non-employee directors
are paid an annual directors' fee of $50,000, plus $2,000 per meeting attended
plus reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in attending these meetings.
 
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION
 
    In general, the compensation of executive officers of Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates is determined by Trump AC's managing general partner, Trump AC
Holding. No officer or employee of Trump AC Holding, other than Messrs. Trump
and Ribis who serve on the Board of Directors of Trump AC Holding, participated
in the deliberations concerning executive compensation.
 
    TAJ ACQUISITION.  On April 17, 1996, a subsidiary of THCR was merged with
and into THCR Holding Corp. and each outstanding share of THCR Holding Corp.'s
Class A Common Stock, which in the aggregate represented 50% of the economic
interest in Taj Associates, was converted into the right to receive, at each
holder's election, either (a) $30 in cash or (b) that number of shares of THCR
Common Stock having a market value equal to $30. Trump held the remaining 50%
interest in Taj Associates and contributed such interest in Taj Associates to
Trump AC in exchange for limited partnership interests in THCR Holdings. The
outstanding shares of THCR Holding Corp.'s Class C Common Stock all of which
were held by Trump, were canceled in connection with the Taj Acquisition. In
addition, Trump received the Trump Warrants. See "Business--The Taj Mahal--Taj
Acquisition."
 
    CERTAIN RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS--PLAZA ASSOCIATES.  Seashore Four was the
fee owner of a parcel of land constituting a portion of the Plaza Casino Parcel,
which it leased to Plaza Associates. Plaza Associates recorded rental expenses
of approximately $1.0 million in 1996 concerning rent owed to Seashore Four. In
January 1997, Plaza Associates exercised the option to purchase the land under
the lease with Seashore Four for $10 million.
 
    Trump Seashore was the fee owner of a parcel of land constituting a portion
of the Plaza Casino Parcel, which it leased to Plaza Associates. Plaza
Associates made rental payments to Trump Seashore of approximately $1.0 million
in 1996. In September 1996, Plaza Associates exercised the option to purchase
the land under the lease with Trump Seashore for $14.5 million.
 
    On June 24, 1993, in connection with the 1993 refinancing of Trump Plaza,
(i) Trump transferred title to Trump Plaza East to Missouri Boardwalk, Inc.
("MBI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Midlantic National Bank ("Midlantic"), in
exchange for a reduction in indebtedness to Midlantic, (ii) MBI leased Trump
Plaza East to Trump (the "Trump Plaza East Lease") for a term of five years,
which would have expired on June 30, 1998, during which time Trump would have
been obligated to pay MBI $260,000 per month in lease payments and (iii) Plaza
Associates acquired an option to purchase Trump Plaza East. In October 1993,
Plaza Associates assumed the Trump Plaza East Lease and related expenses. On
April 17, 1996, in connection with the Taj Acquisition, Plaza Associates
purchased Trump Plaza East and the Trump Plaza East Lease, and related
obligations were terminated.
 
    CERTAIN RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS--TAJ ASSOCIATES.  Taj Associates has a
lease with Trump-Equitable Company, for the lease of office space in The Trump
Tower in New York City, which Taj Associates uses as a marketing office. On
September 1, 1995, the lease was renewed for a term of five years with an option
for Taj Associates to cancel the lease on September 1 of each year, upon six
months' notice and payment of six months' rent. Under the renewed lease, the
monthly payments are $2,184.
 
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    From October 4, 1991 until April 17, 1996, Taj Associates leased the
Specified Parcels from Realty Corp., consisting of land adjacent to the site of
the Taj Mahal, which is used primarily for a bus terminal, surface parking and
the Taj Entertainment Complex, as well as the Steel Pier and a warehouse
complex. During 1993, 1994 and 1995, lease obligations to Realty Corp. for these
facilities were approximately $3.3 million per year. On April 17, 1996, in
connection with the Taj Acquisition, Taj Associates purchased the Specified
Parcels from Realty Corp. and the lease and related obligations were terminated.
 
    On October 4, 1991, Taj Associates entered into a guarantee with First
Fidelity Bank, National Association (now known as First Union National Bank)
("First Fidelity") of the performance by Realty Corp. of its obligations under a
loan of approximately $78 million owing to First Fidelity (the "First Fidelity
Loan"), which loan was secured by a mortgage on the Specified Parcels. Such
guarantee was limited to any deficiency in the amount owed under the First
Fidelity Loan when due, up to a maximum of $30 million. In connection with the
purchase of the Specified Parcels, Realty Corp.'s obligations to First Fidelity
under the First Fidelity Loan were satisfied and First Fidelity, among other
things, released Taj Associates from the guarantee.
 
    Taj Associates and Trump were parties to the Taj Services Agreement, which
became effective in April 1991, and which provided that Trump would render to
Taj Associates marketing, advertising, promotional and related services with
respect to the business operations of Taj Associates through December 31, 1999.
In consideration for the services to be rendered, Taj Associates paid an annual
fee (the "Annual Fee") equal to 1% of Taj Associates' earnings before interest,
taxes and depreciation less capital expenditures for such year, with a minimum
base fee of $500,000 per annum. During the year 1995, and the period from
January 1, 1996 to April 17, 1996, Trump earned approximately $1.7 million and
$0.4 million, respectively, in respect of the Annual Fee, including amounts paid
to a third party pursuant to an assignment agreement. In addition, during the
year 1995, and the period from January 1, 1996 to April 17, 1996, Taj Associates
reimbursed Trump $261,000 and $148,000, respectively, for expenses pursuant to
the Taj Services Agreement. Taj Associates agreed to indemnify Trump from and
against any licensing fees arising out of his performance of the Taj Services
Agreement, and against any liability arising out of his performance of the Taj
Services Agreement, other than that due to his gross negligence or willful
misconduct. The Taj Services Agreement was terminated upon consummation of the
Taj Acquisition on April 17, 1996.
 
    On April 1, 1991, in connection with the Taj Services Agreement, Taj
Associates and Trump entered into an Amended and Restated License Agreement (the
"Taj License Agreement") which amended and restated an earlier license agreement
between the parties. Pursuant to the Taj License Agreement, Taj Associates had
the non-exclusive right to use the name and likeness of Trump, and the exclusive
right to use the name and related marks and designs of the Taj Mahal
(collectively, the "Taj Marks"), in its advertising, marketing and promotional
activities through December 31, 1999. Upon consummation of the Taj Acquisition,
the Taj License Agreement was terminated and the Taj Marks were licensed to THCR
under the License Agreement.
 
    OTHER RELATIONSHIPS.  The Commission requires registrants to disclose the
existence of any other corporation in which both (i) an executive officer of the
registrant serves on the board of directors and/or compensation committee, and
(ii) a director of the registrant serves as an executive officer. Messrs. Ribis,
Pickus and Burke, executive officers of THCR, have served on the boards of
directors of other entities in which members of the Board of Directors of THCR
(namely, Messrs. Trump and Ribis) served and continue to serve as executive
officers. Management believes that such relationships have not affected the
compensation decisions made by the Board of Directors of THCR in the last fiscal
year.
 
    Trump is the sole director of TACC, a general partner of Plaza Associates,
of which Messrs. Trump, Ribis and Pickus are executive officers. Messrs. Trump
and Ribis also serve on the Board of Directors of Trump AC Holding, of which
Messrs. Trump, Ribis and Burke are also executive officers. Trump is not
compensated by such entities for serving as an executive officer, however, he
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services agreement with Plaza Associates and THCR. Messrs. Ribis and Burke are
not compensated by the foregoing entities, however, they are compensated by
Plaza Associates for their service as executive officers.
 
    Messrs. Ribis, Pickus and Burke serve on the Board of Directors of THCR
Holding Corp., which held, prior to April 17, 1996, an indirect equity interest
in Taj Associates, of which Mr. Trump is an executive officer. Such persons also
serve on the Board of Directors of THCR/LP, the former managing general partner
of Taj Associates, of which Messrs. Trump and Ribis are executive officers. See
"--Employment Agreements."
 
    Mr. Ribis also serves on the Board of Directors of Realty Corp., which,
prior to the Taj Acquisition, leased certain real property to Taj Associates, of
which Trump is an executive officer. Trump, however, does not receive any
compensation for serving as an executive officer of Realty Corp.
 
    Messrs. Ribis, Pickus and Burke are members of the Board of Partner
Representatives of Castle Associates and members of the Board of Directors of
TCHI, the general partner of Castle Associates of which Messrs. Ribis, Pickus
and Burke are executive officers. In addition, Trump is the sole director and an
officer of Castle Funding. Messrs. Ribis, Pickus and Burke received no
compensation from these entities other than from Castle Associates for their
services as executive officers. Trump is not compensated by these entities other
than pursuant to the Castle Services Agreement.
 
    Messrs. Trump and Ribis serve on the Board of Directors of THCR, of which
Trump is Chairman of the Board. Messrs. Ribis, Pickus and Burke are executive
officers of THCR and are compensated for their services by THCR.
 
    John Barry, Trump's brother-in-law, is a partner of Barry & McMoran, a New
Jersey law firm which provides, from time to time, legal services to Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates.
 
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                 CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS
 
    Affiliate party transactions are governed by the provisions of the TAC I
Note Indenture, the Note Indenture and the TAC III Note Indenture which
provisions generally require that such transactions be on terms as favorable as
would be obtainable from an unaffiliated party, and require the approval of a
majority of the independent directors of Trump AC Funding, Funding II or Funding
III, as applicable.
 
    Trump, Ribis and certain affiliates have engaged in certain related party
transactions with respect to THCR and its subsidiaries. See
"Management--Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider
Participation--Certain Related Party Transactions--Plaza Associates,"
"Management--Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider
Participation--Certain Related Party Transactions--Taj Associates" and
"Management--Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider
Participation--Certain Related Party Transactions--Other Relationships."
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates have joint insurance coverage with
Castle Associates and other entities affiliated with Trump, for which the annual
premiums paid by Plaza Associates and Taj Associates were approximately $3.0
million for the year ended December 31, 1997.
 
    Plaza Associates leased portions of its Egg Harbor Parcel to Castle
Associates. Lease payments by Castle Associates to Plaza Associates totaled
$5,000 in 1996. Castle Associates did not make any lease payments to Plaza
Associates in 1997.
 
    INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENTS.  In addition to the indemnification provisions
in THCR's and its subsidiaries' employment agreements (see
"Management--Employment Agreements"), certain former and current directors of
Plaza Funding entered into separate indemnification agreements in May 1992 and
June 1993 with Plaza Associates pursuant to which such persons are afforded the
full benefits of the indemnification provisions of the partnership agreement
governing Plaza Associates. Plaza Associates also entered into an
indemnification trust agreement in November 1992 with Midlantic (the
"Indemnification Trustee") pursuant to which the sum of $100,000 was deposited
by Plaza Associates with the Indemnification Trustee for the benefit of the
directors of Plaza Funding and certain former directors of Trump Plaza GP to
provide a source for indemnification for such persons if Plaza Associates, Plaza
Funding or Trump Plaza GP, as the case may be, fails to immediately honor a
demand for indemnification by such persons. The indemnification agreements with
the directors of Plaza Funding and directors of Trump Plaza GP were amended in
June 1993 to provide, among other things, that Plaza Associates would (i) not
terminate, amend or modify certain agreements in a manner which may adversely
affect the rights or interests of such directors unless an additional sum of
$600,000 was first deposited with the Indemnification Trustee, and (ii) maintain
directors' and officers' insurance covering such persons during the ten-year
term (subject to extension) of the indemnification agreements; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, that if such insurance would not be available on a commercially
practicable basis, Plaza Associates could, in lieu of obtaining such insurance,
annually deposit an amount in a trust fund equal to $500,000 for the benefit of
such directors; PROVIDED FURTHER that deposits relating to the failure to obtain
such insurance shall not exceed $2.5 million. Such directors are covered by
directors' and officers' insurance maintained by Plaza Associates. In June 1993,
an additional sum of $600,000 was deposited with the Indemnification Trustee for
the benefit of the directors of Plaza Funding and certain former directors of
Trump Plaza GP.
 
    In connection with the Taj Acquisition, Trump AC has agreed to provide to
the former officers and Directors of THCR Holding Corp. and THCR/LP (the "Taj
Indemnified Parties"), including Messrs. Ribis, Pickus and Burke,
indemnification as provided in the THCR's Amended and Restated Certificate of
Incorporation and Amended and Restated By-Laws until April 17, 2002. In
addition, THCR agreed, and agreed to cause THCR Holding Corp. and THCR/LP to
agree, that until April 17, 2002, unless otherwise required by law, the
Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws of THCR Holding Corp. and THCR/LP shall
not be amended, repealed or modified to reduce or limit the rights of indemnity
afforded to the former directors, officers and employees of THCR Holding Corp.
and THCR/LP or the ability of THCR Holding Corp. or THCR/LP to indemnify such
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exercise of such rights of indemnity or the ability to indemnify. In addition,
Trump AC has also agreed to purchase and maintain in effect, until April 17,
2002, directors' and officers' liability insurance policies covering the Taj
Indemnified Parties on terms no less favorable than the terms of the then
current insurance policies' coverage or, if such directors' and officers'
liability insurance is unavailable for an amount no greater than 150% of the
premium paid by THCR Holding Corp. (on an annualized basis) for directors' and
officers' liability insurance during the period from January 1, 1996, to April
17, 1996, Trump AC has agreed to obtain as much insurance as can be obtained for
a premium not in excess (on an annualized basis) of such amount.
 
                                STOCK OWNERSHIP
 
   
    The general partners of Trump AC are THCR Holdings, a Delaware limited
partnership, and Trump AC Holding, a Delaware corporation wholly owned by THCR
Holdings. THCR Holdings is a Delaware limited partnership which is owned
approximately 63.4% by THCR as both a general and limited partner, and
approximately 36.6% by Trump. Funding II and Funding III are wholly owned
subsidiaries of Trump AC.
    
 
                       DESCRIPTION OF OTHER INDEBTEDNESS
 
    TAC I NOTES.  As a part of the Taj Acquisition, Trump AC and Trump AC
Funding issued the TAC I Notes, which mature on May 1, 2006. The TAC I Notes
include restrictive covenants prohibiting or limiting, among other things, the
sale of assets, the making of acquisitions and other investments, capital
expenditures, the incurrence of additional debt and liens and the payment of
dividends and distributions. Non-compliance could result in the acceleration of
such indebtedness.
 
    TAC III NOTES.  Concurrent with the Initial Offering, Trump AC and Funding
III, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump AC, offered $25,000,000 aggregate
principal amount of TAC III Notes in the Concurrent Initial Offering. The TAC
III Notes include restrictive covenants prohibiting or limiting, among other
things, the sale of assets, the making of acquisitions and other investments,
capital expenditures, the incurrence of additional debt and liens and the
payment of dividends and distributions. Non-compliance could result in the
acceleration of such indebtedness.
 
    PLAZA NOTES.  An aggregate of $330 million of the Plaza Notes of Plaza
Funding were retired in connection with the Taj Acquisition. The Plaza Notes
were issued by Plaza Funding, with Plaza Associates providing a full and
unconditional guaranty thereof. The Plaza Notes were retired through repurchase
and defeasance and Plaza Funding and Plaza Associates were released from their
obligations under all financial and negative covenants and certain other
provisions contained in the Plaza Note Indenture, and the Plaza Note Security
(as defined in the Plaza Note Indenture) was released against the deposit of
cash or U.S. government obligations in an amount sufficient to effect the
redemption on June 15, 1998 of all of the Plaza Notes so defeased, at a
redemption price of 105% of the principal amount thereof, together with accrued
and unpaid interest to such date. Additionally, Plaza Funding irrevocably
instructed the Plaza Note Trustee to provide notice of such redemption not less
than 30 or more than 60 days prior to June 15, 1998.
 
    OTHER INDEBTEDNESS.  In addition to the foregoing, Trump AC's long-term
indebtedness includes approximately $11.3 million of indebtedness, including, as
of December 31, 1997, approximately $3.2 million due under outstanding mortgage
notes described above.
 
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                            DESCRIPTION OF THE NOTES
 
    Set forth below is a summary of certain provisions of the Notes. The Notes
were issued pursuant to the Note Indenture, dated as of December 10, 1997, by
and among Trump AC and Funding II, as joint and several obligors; Taj
Associates, Plaza Associates, TACC, TCS and Trump Communications, as guarantors;
and U.S. Bank National Association, formerly known as First Bank National
Association, as Trustee. The following summaries of certain provisions of the
Note Indenture and related documents are summaries only, do not purport to be
complete and are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by reference to,
all of the provisions of the Note Indenture and exhibits thereto. Wherever
particular provisions of the Note Indenture or related documents are referred to
in this summary, such provisions are incorporated by reference as a part of the
statements made and such statements are qualified in their entirety by such
reference.
 
GENERAL
 
   
    The Notes are senior obligations of the Issuers, limited in aggregate
principal amount to $75.0 million and secured as set forth under "--Security for
the Notes" below. The Notes are guaranteed on a senior basis by Trump AC's
existing Subsidiaries, Plaza Associates, Taj Associates, TACC, TCS and Trump
Communications, and by each future Subsidiary of Trump AC, other than Trump AC
Funding, which is one of the issuers of the TAC I Notes, Funding II, which is
one of the Issuers, and Funding III, which is one of the issuers of the TAC III
Notes. The term "Subsidiary," however, does not include Unrestricted
Subsidiaries. At December 31, 1997, Trump AC's consolidated outstanding
indebtedness for borrowed money totaled approximately $1.31 billion, consisting
of $1.2 billion of TAC I Notes, $75.0 million of Notes, $25.0 million of TAC III
Notes, approximately $3.2 million of other senior indebtedness and approximately
$8.1 million of other indebtedness. The Notes will be issued only in fully
registered form, without coupons, in denominations of $1,000 and integral
multiples thereof. The Notes are non-recourse to the partners of Trump AC. See
"--No Personal Liability of Partners, Stockholders, Officers, Directors;
Non-recourse" below.
    
 
    The Notes mature on May 1, 2006. The Notes bear interest at the rate per
annum stated on the cover page hereof from the date of issuance or from the most
recent interest payment date to which interest has been paid or provided for,
payable semi-annually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year,
commencing May 1, 1998, to the persons in whose names such Notes are registered
at the close of business on the April 15 or October 15 immediately preceding
such interest payment date. Interest is calculated on the basis of a 360-day
year consisting of twelve 30-day months.
 
    The Trustee is initially acting as paying agent ("Paying Agent") and
registrar ("Registrar"). The Issuers may change the Paying Agent or Registrar
without prior notice to Holders of the Notes. Unless a Default or Event of
Default has occurred and is continuing, the Issuers or any of their Subsidiaries
may act as Paying Agent or Registrar.
 
    Principal of, premium, if any, and interest and Liquidated Damages, if any,
on the Notes is payable, and the Notes may be presented for registration of
transfer or exchange, at the office or agency of the Issuers maintained for such
purpose, which office or agency shall be maintained in the Borough of Manhattan,
The City of New York. No service charge will be made for any registration of
transfer, exchange or redemption of Notes, but the Issuers may require payment
of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in
connection therewith. Until otherwise designated by the Issuers, the Issuers'
office or agency will be the corporate trust office of the Trustee presently
located in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York.
 
SECURITY FOR THE NOTES
 
    The obligations of the Issuers with respect to the Notes are being secured,
on a PARI PASSU basis with the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes, by one or more
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(collectively, the "Mortgage"), which will encumber Plaza Associates' and Taj
Associates' respective interests in the Casino Hotels, any additions and
improvements constructed thereon and the interest of Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates in furniture, furnishings, fixtures, machinery and equipment at any
time forming a part thereof, or used in connection therewith, and substantially
all of the other assets of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates, except as
described below (collectively the "Collateral"). The Mortgage represents a first
lien and security interest on Plaza Associates' and Taj Associates' interests in
the Casino Hotels and such other assets (subject to certain Superior Mortgages,
the associated Indebtedness of which aggregated approximately $5.0 million
principal amount as of December 31, 1997, and ranking PARI PASSU with the liens
on such assets securing the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes). See "-- The
Mortgage" below. Certain of the assets of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates
not covered by the Mortgage have also been assigned to the Collateral Agent
under the Collateral Agency Agreement as security for the Notes pursuant to
other agreements. The holders of the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes also have
a security interest in the Collateral on an equal and ratable basis with the
Notes pursuant to the terms of the Collateral Agency Agreement. Subject to
certain limited exceptions, all Equity Interests owned by the Issuers and their
Subsidiaries, including without limitation 100% of the Equity Interests of Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates, are required to be pledged exclusively as
security for THCR Holdings' obligations under the Senior Note Indenture and
therefore are not included in the Collateral. Although distributions by the
Issuers and the Guarantors, directly or indirectly, to THCR Holdings are
restricted by the terms of the Note Indenture, upon an "event of default" under
the Senior Note pledge, distributions by a Guarantor on its equity interests
(but not on Indebtedness owed to Trump AC) would become property of the Senior
Notes trustee to the extent such distributions would be permitted to be paid to
THCR Holdings under the Note Indenture.
 
    The Note Indenture contains certain covenants limiting the ability of Trump
AC and its Subsidiaries to incur Indebtedness. The lien and security interest of
the Mortgage is subordinated to security interests in furniture, fixtures and
equipment acquired by Plaza Associates or Taj Associates that may be granted in
connection with the acquisition of such assets. If any agreement granting such
security interest in respect of existing or acquired furniture, fixtures and
equipment prohibits subordinate liens, the property in question will not be
included in the Collateral. As a result, such assets are available to pay
Obligations in respect of the Notes, if at all, only after such secured
Indebtedness has been paid in full. Cash and Cash Equivalents held by Plaza
Associates or Taj Associates (other than proceeds from Collateral) are generally
not included within the Collateral. In addition, certain of Plaza Associates'
and Taj Associates' intangible assets that may be significant to its operations,
such as computer software licenses, are by their terms not assignable and,
accordingly, are not included in the property subject to the Mortgage.
 
    Following an Event of Default, the Collateral Agent, if so instructed by
holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness
then secured pursuant to the Collateral Agency Agreement, may take such action
as it deems advisable to protect and enforce its rights in the Collateral,
including the institution of foreclosure proceedings. The ability of the Holders
of the Notes to operate the casino facilities of the Casino Hotels after any
foreclosure on the Collateral is subject to (x) restrictions under the Casino
Control Act, including the approval of the CCC and (y) such other restrictions
as may be applicable under the laws of other jurisdictions. See
"Business--Gaming and Other Laws and Regulations." If the Trustee or Collateral
Agent takes possession of or otherwise acquires either of the Casino Hotels, it
would be required to obtain a license under the Casino Control Act to operate
the casino facilities of the Casino Hotels and an entity licensed under the
Casino Control Act would be required to be retained to operate such casino
facilities. Because potential bidders must satisfy licensing requirements, the
number of potential bidders in a foreclosure sale will be less than in
foreclosure of other types of facilities and such requirements may delay the
sale of, and may adversely affect the sales price for, the Casino Hotels and
other Collateral. In addition, the ability of the Collateral Agent to realize
upon the Collateral may be subject to certain other bankruptcy law or fraudulent
transfer limitations in the event of a bankruptcy. Enforcement of each of the
terms of the Note Indenture, the Mortgage and the other documents and
instruments executed in connection therewith is also subject to general
principles of equity.
 
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NOTE GUARANTEES
 
    The Issuers' obligations under the Notes, the Note Indenture and the
Mortgage Documents are jointly and severally irrevocably and fully and
unconditionally guaranteed by the Guarantors. Each guarantee is a senior
obligation of the respective Guarantor and secured by all of the Collateral,
subject to certain exceptions. See "--Security for the Notes" above. The
obligations of each Guarantor under its guarantee and of Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates under the Mortgage are limited in a manner intended to avoid it
being deemed a fraudulent conveyance under applicable law. See "--Certain
Bankruptcy Limitations" below.
 
    The Note Indenture provides that no Guarantor shall consolidate or merge
with or into (whether or not such Guarantor is the surviving Person another
Person unless (i) subject to the provisions of the following paragraph and
certain other provisions of the Note Indenture, the Person formed by or
surviving any such consolidation or merger (if other than such Guarantor)
assumes all the obligations of such Guarantor pursuant to a supplemental
indenture and (in the case of a merger or consolidation of Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates) supplemental Mortgage Documents in form reasonably satisfactory
to the Trustee, pursuant to which such Person shall unconditionally guarantee,
on a senior basis, all of such Guarantor's obligations under such Guarantor's
guarantee, the Note Indenture and (in the case of a merger or consolidation of
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates) the Mortgage Documents on the terms set
forth in the Note Indenture; (ii) immediately before and immediately after
giving effect to such transaction on a pro forma basis, no Default or Event of
Default shall have occurred or be continuing; and (iii) immediately after such
transaction, the surviving Person holds all Permits required for operation of
the business of, and such entity is controlled by a Person or entity (or has
retained a Person or entity which is) experienced in, operating casino hotels or
otherwise holds all Permits (including those required from Gaming Authorities)
to operate its business.
 
    The Note Indenture further provides that in the event of a sale or other
disposition of all of the Equity Interests of any Guarantor (including pursuant
to a merger or consolidation) to any person other than a Guarantor, then such
Guarantor may be released and relieved of any obligation under its guarantee;
PROVIDED, that (x) immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no
Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (y) such
Asset Sale and the application of the Net Cash Proceeds therefrom are in
accordance with the applicable provisions of the Note Indenture, including
without limitation the covenants "LIMITATION ON SALE OF ASSETS AND SUBSIDIARY
STOCK, EVENT OF LOSS" AND "LIMITATION ON MERGER, SALE OR CONSOLIDATION."
 
CERTAIN BANKRUPTCY LIMITATIONS
 
    The right of the Trustee to foreclose on the Collateral upon the occurrence
of an Event of Default will likely be significantly impaired if a bankruptcy
case under Title 11 of the Bankruptcy Code is commenced by or against any of the
Issuers, Plaza Associates or Taj Associates prior to such foreclosure. Once such
a case is commenced, the Bankruptcy Code prohibits a secured creditor, such as
the Trustee, from commencing or pursuing a foreclosure on its collateral without
bankruptcy court approval. Moreover, the bankruptcy court may decline to grant
such approval, even if the debtor is in default under the applicable debt
instruments, if it concludes that there exists or that the debtor can provide
"adequate protection" for the interest of such secured creditor. The meaning of
the term "adequate protection" may vary according to circumstances, but it is
intended in general to protect the value of the secured creditor's interest in
the collateral, as of the commencement of the case, and may include cash
payments or the granting of additional security, if and at such times as the
court in its discretion determines, for any diminution in the value of the
collateral as a result of the stay of foreclosure during the pendency of the
bankruptcy case. In view of the lack of a precise definition of the term
"adequate protection" and the broad discretionary powers of a bankruptcy court,
it is impossible to predict, in the event of the bankruptcy of an Issuer, Plaza
Associates or Taj Associates, whether and for how long payments under the Notes
would be delayed, whether or when the Trustee would be permitted to foreclose on
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extent Holders of the Notes would be compensated for any delay in payment or
loss of value of the Collateral through the requirement of "adequate
protection." See "Risk Factors--Fraudulent Transfer Considerations."
 
    Trump AC is a holding company, conducting all of its business through
Subsidiaries, which have guaranteed or will guarantee the Issuers' Obligations
with respect to the Notes. See "Risk Factors-- Holding Company Structure."
Holders of the Notes are direct creditors of each Guarantor by virtue of its
guarantee. Nonetheless, in the event of the bankruptcy or financial difficulty
of a Guarantor, such Guarantor's obligations under its guarantee, and any
security interest granted to secure such guarantee, may be subject to review and
avoidance under state or federal fraudulent transfer laws. Among other things,
such obligations may be avoided if a court concludes that such obligations were
incurred and such security interests granted for less than reasonably equivalent
value or fair consideration at a time when the Guarantor was insolvent, was
rendered insolvent, or was left with inadequate capital to conduct its business.
A court would likely conclude that a Guarantor did not receive reasonably
equivalent value or fair consideration to the Initial Offering. See "Risk
Factors--Fraudulent Transfer Considerations."
 
    If the obligations of a Guarantor under its guarantee and any security
interests granted to secure such guarantee were avoided, Holders of Notes would
have to look to the assets of any remaining Guarantors for payment. There can be
no assurance in that event that such assets would suffice to pay the outstanding
principal and interest on the Notes. Equity Interests in Subsidiaries and
certain other assets are not included in the Collateral. See "--Security for the
Notes" above.
 
OPTIONAL REDEMPTION
 
    Except as indicated in the next succeeding paragraph, the Issuers do not
have the right to redeem any Notes prior to May 1, 2001. The Notes will be
redeemable at the option of the Issuers, in whole or in part, at any time on or
after May 1, 2001, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days' notice, in
amounts of $1,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000, at the following redemption
prices (expressed as percentages of the principal amount) if redeemed during the
12-month period commencing May 1 of the years indicated below, in each case
(subject to the right of Holders of record on a record date to receive interest
due (and the corresponding Liquidated Damages due, if any) on an interest
payment date that is on or prior to such redemption date) together with accrued
and unpaid interest (and Liquidated Damages, if any) thereon to the redemption
date:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                   REDEMPTION
12-MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING MAY 1,                                                      PRICE
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<S>                                                                                <C>
2001.............................................................................     105.625%
2002.............................................................................     103.750%
2003.............................................................................     101.875%
2004 and thereafter..............................................................     100.000%
</TABLE>
 
    The Notes of a particular Holder will also be redeemable, in whole or in
part, at any time upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days' prior notice (or
such earlier date as may be required by any Gaming Authority) at 100% of the
principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest (and
Liquidated Damages, if any) through the date on which such Holder receives
notice of disqualification (or such lesser amount as may be required by
applicable law or by order of any Gaming Authority), pursuant to a Required
Regulatory Redemption. See "--Gaming Laws."
 
    In the event of a redemption of less than all of the Notes issued pursuant
to the Note Indenture (other than a Required Regulatory Redemption), Notes will
be chosen for redemption by the Trustee as provided in the Note Indenture, but,
in general, pro rata or by lot. On and after the redemption date, interest
ceases to accrue on such Notes or portions thereof called for redemption unless
the Issuers default in the payment therefor. If a Note is redeemed subsequent to
an interest record date but on or prior to the
 
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related interest payment date, then any accrued interest (and Liquidated
Damages, if any) will be paid to the person in whose name such Note is
registered at the close of business on such record date.
 
    The Notes do not have the benefit of any sinking fund.
 
    Notice of any redemption will be sent, by first-class mail, at least 30 days
and not more than 60 days (unless another notice period shall be required by
applicable law or by order of any Gaming Authority) prior to the date fixed for
redemption to the Holder of each Note to be redeemed to such Holder's last
address as then shown upon the registry books of the Registrar. Any notice which
relates to a Note to be redeemed in part only must state the portion of the
principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion thereof and must state that on
and after the date of redemption, upon surrender of such Note, a new Note or
Notes in a principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion thereof will be
issued.
 
CERTAIN COVENANTS
 
    REPURCHASE OF NOTES AT THE OPTION OF THE HOLDER UPON A CHANGE OF CONTROL
 
    The Note Indenture provides that in the event that a Change of Control has
occurred, each Holder of Notes will have the right, at such Holder's option,
pursuant to an irrevocable and unconditional offer by Trump AC (the "Change of
Control Offer"), to require Trump AC to repurchase all or any part of such
Holder's Notes (PROVIDED, that the principal amount of such Notes must be $1,000
or an integral multiple thereof) on a date (the "Change of Control Purchase
Date") that is no later than 75 days after the occurrence of such Change of
Control, at a cash price (the "Change of Control Purchase Price") equal to 101%
of the principal amount thereof, together with accrued interest (and Liquidated
Damages, if any) to the Change of Control Purchase Date. The Change of Control
Offer shall be made within 30 days following a Change of Control and shall
remain open for 20 Business Days following its commencement (the "Change of
Control Offer Period"). Upon expiration of the Change of Control Offer Period,
Trump AC shall purchase all Notes properly tendered in response to the Change of
Control Offer. If required by applicable law, the Change of Control Purchase
Date and the Change of Control Offer Period may be extended as so required;
however, if so extended, it shall nevertheless constitute an Event of Default if
the Change of Control Purchase Date does not occur within 90 days of the Change
of Control.
 
    As used herein, a "Change of Control" means any of the following events:
 
        (i) THCR Holdings ceases to be the "beneficial owner," directly or
    indirectly, of 100% of the Equity Interests of Trump AC;
 
        (ii) any sale, transfer or other conveyance, whether direct or indirect,
    of all or substantially all of the assets of THCR Holdings or THCR, on a
    Consolidated basis, in one transaction or a series of related transactions,
    if, immediately after giving effect to such transaction, any "person" or
    "group" (as such terms are used for purposes of Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of
    the Exchange Act, whether or not applicable), other than the Permitted
    Holder, or if applicable in the case of THCR Holdings, THCR, becomes the
    "beneficial owner" (as defined), directly or indirectly, of more than 35% of
    the total voting power of the Voting Stock of the transferee unless the
    Permitted Holder "beneficially owns" (as defined), directly or indirectly,
    in the aggregate a greater percentage of the total voting power of the
    Voting Stock of the transferee than such other person or group and has the
    right or ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to elect or
    designate a majority of the Board of Directors of THCR;
 
       (iii) any "person" or "group" (as such terms are used for purposes of
    Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act, whether or not applicable),
    other than the Permitted Holder, is or becomes the "beneficial owner" (as
    defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or
    indirectly, of more than 35% of the total voting power of the Voting Stock
    of THCR, or any successor thereto by merger, consolidation or otherwise,
    unless the Permitted Holder "beneficially owns" (as
 
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    defined), directly or indirectly, in the aggregate a greater percentage of
    the total voting power of the Voting Stock of THCR than such other person or
    group and has the right or ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to
    elect or designate for election a majority of the Board of Directors of THCR
    (for purposes of this definition, such other person shall be deemed to
    beneficially own any Voting Stock of a specified corporation held by a
    parent corporation, if such other person "beneficially owns" (as defined),
    directly or indirectly, more than 35% of the voting power of the Voting
    Stock of such parent corporation and the Permitted Holder "beneficially
    owns" (as defined), directly or indirectly, in the aggregate, a lesser
    percentage of the voting power of the Voting Stock of such parent
    corporation and does not have the right or ability by voting power, contract
    or otherwise to elect or designate for election a majority of the Board of
    Directors of such parent corporation); or
 
        (iv) during any period of two consecutive years, individuals who at the
    beginning of such period constituted the Board of Directors of THCR or
    Funding II (together with any new directors whose election by such Board of
    Directors or whose nomination for election by the stockholders of THCR or
    Funding II, as applicable, is approved by the Permitted Holder or by a vote
    of the 66-2/3% of the directors of THCR or Funding II, as applicable, then
    still in office who are either directors at the beginning of such period or
    whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved) have
    ceased for any reason to constitute a majority of the Board of Directors of
    THCR or Funding II, as applicable, then in office.
 
    On or before the Change of Control Purchase Date, Trump AC will (i) accept
for payment Notes or portions thereof properly tendered pursuant to the Change
of Control Offer, (ii) deposit with the Paying Agent cash sufficient to pay the
Change of Control Purchase Price (together with accrued and unpaid interest and
Liquidated Damages, if any) of all Notes so tendered and (iii) deliver to the
Trustee Notes so accepted together with an Officers' Certificate listing the
Notes or portions thereof being purchased. The Paying Agent will promptly mail
to the Holders of Notes so accepted payment in an amount equal to the Change of
Control Purchase Price (together with accrued and unpaid interest and Liquidated
Damages, if any), and the Trustee will promptly authenticate and mail or deliver
to such Holders a new Note or Notes equal in principal amount to any unpurchased
portion of the Note or Notes surrendered. Any Notes not so accepted will be
promptly mailed or delivered to the Holder thereof. Trump AC will publicly
announce the results of the Change of Control Offer on or as soon as practicable
after the Change of Control Purchase Date.
 
    The Change of Control purchase feature of the Notes may make more difficult
or discourage a takeover of THCR or THCR Holdings and, thus, the removal of
incumbent management.
 
    The phrase "all or substantially all" of the assets will likely be
interpreted under applicable state law and will be dependent upon particular
facts and circumstances. As a result, there may be a degree of uncertainty in
ascertaining whether a sale or transfer of "all or substantially all" of the
assets of THCR Holdings or THCR has occurred. In addition, no assurances can be
given that Trump AC will have adequate financial resources to acquire Notes
tendered upon the occurrence of a Change of Control.
 
    Any Change of Control Offer will be made in compliance with all applicable
laws, rules and regulations, including, if applicable, Regulation 14E under the
Exchange Act and the rules thereunder and all other applicable federal and state
securities laws.
 
    LIMITATION ON INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL
     STOCK
 
    The Note Indenture provides that, except as set forth below in this
covenant, Trump AC will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to,
directly or indirectly, create, issue, assume, guaranty, incur, become directly
or indirectly liable with respect to (including as a result of an Acquisition),
or otherwise
 
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become responsible for, contingently or otherwise (individually and
collectively, to "incur" or, as appropriate, an "incurrence"), any Indebtedness
or any Disqualified Capital Stock (including Acquired Indebtedness).
Notwithstanding the foregoing:
 
        (a) if (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be
    continuing at the time of, or would occur after giving effect on a PRO FORMA
    basis to, such incurrence of Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock and
    (ii) on the date of such incurrence (the "Incurrence Date"), the
    Consolidated Coverage Ratio of Trump AC for the Reference Period immediately
    preceding the Incurrence Date, after giving effect on a PRO FORMA basis to
    such incurrence of such Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock and, to
    the extent set forth in the definition of Consolidated Coverage Ratio, the
    use of proceeds thereof, would be at least 2.0 to 1 for incurrences on or
    prior to November 1, 1998 and at least 2.25 to 1 for incurrences thereafter
    (the "Debt Incurrence Ratio"), then Trump AC may incur such Indebtedness or
    Disqualified Capital Stock, PROVIDED, that except in the case of Acquired
    Indebtedness, such Indebtedness incurred pursuant to this clause (a) has an
    Average Life to Stated Maturity that exceeds the remaining Average Life to
    Stated Maturity of the Notes and has a Stated Maturity for its final
    scheduled principal or (in the case of Disqualified Capital Stock)
    redemption payment, as applicable, later than the Stated Maturity for the
    final scheduled principal payment of the Notes;
 
        (b) Trump AC, Funding II and the Guarantors may incur Indebtedness
    evidenced by the Notes, the guarantees thereof and represented by the Note
    Indenture, and Trump AC, Funding III and the Guarantors may incur
    Indebtedness evidenced by the TAC III Notes, the guarantees in favor of the
    holders of such TAC III Notes and represented by the TAC III Note Indenture;
 
        (c) INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK;
 
        (d) Plaza Associates and Taj Associates may incur Indebtedness
    represented by F, F&E Financing Agreements and/or Capitalized Lease
    Obligations relating to after-acquired gaming or related equipment (or other
    after-acquired equipment necessary to conduct a Related Business and
    consistent in amount and nature with industry practices) of (or, in the case
    of Capitalized Lease Obligations, leased by) Plaza Associates or Taj
    Associates, as applicable, not to exceed (for Plaza Associates and Taj
    Associates, collectively) $50.0 million in aggregate principal amount
    outstanding at any time pursuant to this clause (d) (including, as if
    incurred hereunder, any Indebtedness outstanding under Section 5.11(d) of
    the TAC I Note Indenture as of the Issue Date and any Indebtedness issued to
    refinance, refund or replace such Indebtedness or any Indebtedness incurred
    under this clause (d));
 
        (e) INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK;
 
        (f) Trump AC, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates, as applicable, may
    incur Refinancing Indebtedness with respect to any Indebtedness or
    Disqualified Capital Stock, as applicable, described in clauses (a) and (b)
    of this covenant or (except with respect to any Indebtedness incurred under
    Section 5.11(d) or 5.11(h) of the TAC I Note Indenture) which is outstanding
    on the Issue Date so long as such Refinancing Indebtedness is secured only
    by the assets (if any) that secured the Indebtedness so refinanced;
 
        (g) Trump AC, Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and their Subsidiaries
    may incur Permitted Indebtedness; and
 
        (h) Trump AC may incur Indebtedness in an aggregate amount outstanding
    at any time pursuant to this clause (h) (including, as if incurred
    hereunder, any Indebtedness outstanding under Section 5.11(h) of the TAC I
    Note Indenture as of the Issue Date and any Indebtedness issued to
    refinance, replace or refund such Indebtedness or any Indebtedness incurred
    under this clause (h)) of up to $30.0 million.
 
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    Indebtedness of any Person which is outstanding at the time such Person
becomes a Subsidiary of Trump AC, including by designation, or is merged with or
into or consolidated with Trump AC or a Subsidiary of Trump AC shall be deemed
to have been incurred at the time such Person becomes such a Subsidiary of Trump
AC or is merged with or into or consolidated with Trump AC or a Subsidiary of
Trump AC, as applicable. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the
definition of Permitted Indebtedness, any Guarantor may guarantee Indebtedness
of Trump AC or another Guarantor to the extent and at the time Trump AC or such
other Guarantor incurs such Indebtedness in compliance with this covenant.
 
    LIMITATION ON RESTRICTED PAYMENTS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not, and will not permit any
of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, make any Restricted Payment if,
after giving effect to such Restricted Payment on a PRO FORMA basis, (1) a
Default or an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (2) Trump
AC is not permitted to incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant
to the Debt Incurrence Ratio in paragraph (a) of the covenant "LIMITATION ON
INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK," or (3)
the aggregate amount of all Restricted Payments made by Trump AC and its
Subsidiaries, including after giving effect to such proposed Restricted Payment,
from and after April 17, 1996, would exceed the sum of (a) 50% of the aggregate
Consolidated Net Income of Trump AC and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for the
period (taken as one accounting period), commencing on the first day of the
first fiscal quarter commencing prior to April 17, 1996, to and including the
last day of the fiscal quarter ended immediately prior to the date of each such
calculation (or, in the event Consolidated Net Income for such period is a
deficit, then minus 100% of such deficit), plus (b) the aggregate Net Cash
Proceeds received by Trump AC after April 17, 1996 and on or prior to the date
of such proposed Restricted Payment from (i) the sale of its Qualified Capital
Stock (other than (x) to a Subsidiary of Trump AC, (y) to the extent applied in
connection with a Qualified Exchange and (z) in connection with the equity
offering by THCR prior to or substantially concurrent with the issuance of the
TAC I Notes on April 17, 1996, including the exercise of the underwriters'
overallotment option, except for amounts Trump AC received therefrom (including
by Capital Contribution) in excess of $270 million) or (ii) (without
duplication) other Capital Contributions.
 
    The foregoing clauses (2) and (3) of the immediately preceding paragraph,
however, will not prohibit (v) (I) distributions by Trump AC pursuant to the
terms of the Partnership Agreement as in effect on the Issue Date to THCR
Holdings to the extent promptly distributed to and/or applied by THCR Holdings
or THCR (A) to pay reasonable general and administrative expenses of such
persons, including directors' fees and premiums for directors' and officers'
liability insurance, which distributions shall not exceed $10.0 million in any
consecutive four-quarter period, (B) to make indemnification payments as
required by the Certificate of Incorporation of THCR as in effect on April 17,
1996 or (C) to effect redemption of any Equity Interest of THCR if (x) counsel
to THCR delivers an opinion that failure to so redeem would subject THCR to an
adverse action by a Gaming Authority (or, if applicable, a failure to act by a
Gaming Authority that is adverse to THCR) and (y) THCR determines (as evidenced
by a resolution of its Board of Directors delivered to the Trustee) that such
adverse action (or, if applicable, such failure to act) would be likely to have
a material adverse effect on THCR, and (II) distributions by Trump AC to THCR
Holdings to the extent promptly distributed to and applied by THCR to pay any
tax liability resulting from the distributions provided for in (I) above, as
required by the Partnership Agreement, (w) distributions by Trump AC to THCR
Holdings in an amount not to exceed (I) $50.0 million in the aggregate minus
(II) the aggregate amount of any Restricted Payments made pursuant to clause (w)
of the second paragraph of the "LIMITATION ON RESTRICTED PAYMENTS" covenant
contained in the TAC I Note Indenture on or prior to the Issue Date, to the
extent applied by THCR Holdings, within 20 Business Days of receiving such
distribution, to the next scheduled interest payment on the Senior Notes or any
Refinancing Indebtedness with respect thereto (PROVIDED, that solely in the case
of this clause (w), clause (1) of the immediately preceding paragraph will not
prohibit a distribution hereunder except in the case of an Event of Default
specified in clause (i) or (ii) of the first paragraph under "Events of Default
and Remedies"), (x) a
 
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Qualified Exchange, (y) for so long as Trump AC is a partnership or
substantially similar pass-through entity for Federal income tax purposes, cash
distributions made by Trump AC to its Partners from time to time in amounts not
to exceed the Permitted Tax Distributions, so long as the payments are made at
the time permitted by the second sentence of the definition of Permitted Tax
Distributions contained herein, or (z) the payment of any dividend within 60
days after the date of its declaration if such dividend could have been made on
the date of such declaration in compliance with the foregoing provisions. In
addition, the immediately preceding paragraph will not prohibit the purchase by
Trump AC of the TAC I Notes substantially concurrent with a purchase by Trump AC
of Notes pursuant to a Change of Control Offer or an Asset Sale Offer, PROVIDED,
that in the case of a purchase pursuant to an Asset Sale Offer, such purchase of
Notes represents a PRO RATA application of the Asset Sale Offer Amount to the
Notes and the TAC I Notes, based upon the aggregate principal amount then
outstanding. The full amount of any Restricted Payment made pursuant to the
foregoing clauses (v), (w), (y) and (z) of the second preceding sentence (but
not pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence or to clause (x) of the
second preceding sentence), however, will be deducted in the calculation of the
aggregate amount of Restricted Payments available to be made referred to in
clause (3) of the immediately preceding paragraph.
 
    LIMITATION ON LEASES
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not, nor will any of its
Subsidiaries be permitted to, lease as tenant or subtenant real or personal
property (except Permitted Leases), unless Trump AC's Consolidated Coverage
Ratio for the four full fiscal quarters immediately preceding such event, taken
as one period (and also after giving PRO FORMA effect to any such lease as if
such lease was entered into at the beginning of such four-quarter period), would
have been at least equal to the ratios set forth below for the applicable period
during which such determination is being made:
 
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<CAPTION>
PERIOD                                                                                RATIO
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<S>                                                                                 <C>
First 24 months from and including April 17, 1996.................................  2.00 to 1
Thereafter........................................................................  2.25 to 1
</TABLE>
 
    In giving effect to the lease as of such four full fiscal quarters, it will
be assumed that the rent for such prior four fiscal quarters was the greater of
the (i) average annualized rent over the term of such lease and (ii) rent
payable for the first four fiscal quarters of such lease.
 
    LIMITATION ON DIVIDENDS AND OTHER PAYMENT RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING
     SUBSIDIARIES
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not, and will not permit any
of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, create, assume or otherwise
cause or suffer to exist any consensual encumbrance or restriction of any kind
on the ability of any Subsidiary of Trump AC to pay dividends or make other
distributions to or on behalf of, or to pay any obligation to or on behalf of,
or otherwise transfer assets or property to or on behalf of, or make or pay
loans or advances to or on behalf of, Trump AC or any Subsidiary of Trump AC,
except (a) any restrictions, with respect to a Subsidiary that is not a
Subsidiary on the date of the Note Indenture, in existence at the time such
Person becomes a Subsidiary of Trump AC (but not created in connection with or
in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary and not applicable to any
Person, or property, asset or business, other than the Person, property, asset
or business so acquired), (b) any restrictions with respect to a Subsidiary
imposed pursuant to an agreement which has been entered into for the sale or
disposition of all or substantially all of the Equity Interests or assets of
such Subsidiary (which restrictions shall be for the benefit of the purchaser
thereof and no other Person and apply only to the assets of the Subsidiary to be
sold), (c) restrictions imposed by a Permitted Lien on the transfer of the
respective assets subject thereto, (d) restrictions contained in the Note
Indenture, the TAC I Note Indenture, the TAC III Note Indenture and the Mortgage
Documents, as the same may be amended from time to time in accordance with the
terms thereof, (e) restrictions imposed by Gaming Authorities on the payment of
dividends by entities holding Gaming Licenses and (f) any restrictions existing
under any agreement which refinances or replaces the agreements containing and
restrictions in clause (a) or clause (d), provided, that the terms and
conditions of any such agreement are not more restrictive than those under or
pursuant to the agreement evidencing the Indebtedness refinanced.
 
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    LIMITATION ON LIENS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not, and will not permit any
of its Subsidiaries to, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien of any
kind, other than Permitted Liens, upon any of their respective assets now owned
or acquired after the date of the Note Indenture or upon any income or profits
therefrom.
 
    LIMITATION ON SALE OF ASSETS AND SUBSIDIARY STOCK; EVENT OF LOSS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not, and will not permit any
of its Subsidiaries to, in one or a series of related transactions, convey,
sell, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of, directly or indirectly, any of
its property, business or assets, including, without limitation, upon any sale
or other transfer or issuance of any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary or any
sale and leaseback transaction, whether by Trump AC or a Subsidiary of Trump AC
or through the issuance, sale or transfer of Equity Interests by a Subsidiary of
Trump AC (an "Asset Sale"), unless (1)(a) within 210 days after the date of such
Asset Sale, the Net Cash Proceeds therefrom (the "Asset Sale Offer Amount") are
applied to the optional redemption of the Notes in accordance with the terms of
the Note Indenture or to the repurchase of the Notes pursuant to an irrevocable,
unconditional cash offer by Trump AC (the "Asset Sale Offer") to repurchase
Notes at a purchase price (the "Asset Sale Offer Price") of 100% of principal
amount, plus accrued interest to the date of payment, made within 180 days of
such Asset Sale and/or (b) within 180 days following such Asset Sale, the Asset
Sale Offer Amount (less that portion of the Asset Sale Offer Amount applied as
provided in clause (a) above) is reinvested by Trump AC or its Subsidiaries to
make replacements, improvements or additions to existing properties or new
properties directly related to a Related Business and such reinvestment is made
or committed to be made (such commitment to be established by (A) the purchase
of a new property, the ground-breaking or the commencement of construction, in
each case within 180 days of such Asset Sale or (B) promptly placing the Net
Cash Proceeds in a Restricted Funds Account, PROVIDED, that such Net Cash
Proceeds are invested as aforesaid in existing properties or new properties
within 365 days of being placed in such Restricted Funds Account) and PROVIDED
FURTHER, that in the case of any Asset Sale involving all or substantially all
of (x) the Capital Stock of a Subsidiary, the assets of which constitute all or
substantially all of either Casino Hotel (or both) or (y) the assets of either
Casino Hotel (or both) (a "Casino Sale"), such Net Cash Proceeds must be used to
make an Asset Sale Offer in accordance with clause (l)(a), and not reinvested
under clause (l)(b), (2) with respect to any Asset Sale or related series of
Asset Sales involving securities, property or assets with an aggregate fair
market value in excess of $5.0 million, at least 75% (or 90%, in the case of a
Casino Sale) of the consideration for such Asset Sale or series of related Asset
Sales consists of cash or Cash Equivalents (treating for this purpose as cash or
Cash Equivalents (A) property that promptly after such Asset Sale is converted
into cash or Cash Equivalents and (B) except in the case of a Casino Sale, any
senior Indebtedness that secured the subject assets that are assumed by the
transferee in such Asset Sale), (3) no Default or Event of Default shall have
occurred and be continuing at the time of, or would occur after giving effect,
on a PRO FORMA basis, to, such Asset Sale, and (4) Trump AC determines in good
faith that Trump AC or such Subsidiary, as applicable, receives fair market
value for such Asset Sale. For purposes of this covenant with respect to the
application of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof, the receipt by Trump AC or any of
its Subsidiaries of proceeds due to an Event of Loss shall constitute an Asset
Sale. All Net Cash Proceeds from an Event of Loss shall be reinvested or used to
repurchase Notes, all within the applicable period and as otherwise provided
above in clause (1) of the first paragraph of this covenant.
 
    The Note Indenture provides that an Asset Sale Offer may be deferred until
the accumulated Net Cash Proceeds from Asset Sales not applied to the uses set
forth in (1) above (the "Excess Proceeds") exceeds $15.0 million and that each
Asset Sale Offer shall remain open for 20 Business Days following its
commencement and no longer, except to the extent that a longer period is
required by applicable law (the "Asset Sale Offer Period"). Upon expiration of
the Asset Sale Offer Period, Trump AC shall apply the Asset Sale Offer Amount
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(on a PRO RATA basis if the Asset Sale Offer Amount is insufficient to purchase
all Notes so tendered) at the Asset Sale Offer Price (together with accrued
interest).
 
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an Asset Sale Offer is commenced and TAC I
Notes are outstanding at the date of commencement thereof, then the Asset Sale
Offer shall be made concurrent with an asset sale offer under the TAC I Note
Indenture, and the holders which elect to have purchased will be accepted PRO
RATA in proportion to the aggregate principal amount thereof, PROVIDED, that in
so repurchasing such TAC I Notes Trump AC is in compliance with the provisions
of "Limitation on Restricted Payments."
 
    Notwithstanding the foregoing:
 
        (i) Trump AC and its Subsidiaries may, without complying with the
    foregoing, in the ordinary course of business for the casino industry,
    convey, sell, lease, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of assets
    acquired and held for resale in the ordinary course of business;
 
        (ii) other than a Casino Sale, Trump AC and its Subsidiaries may,
    without complying with the foregoing, convey, sell, lease, transfer, assign
    or otherwise dispose of assets pursuant to and in accordance with the
    limitation on mergers, sales or consolidations provisions in the Note
    Indenture;
 
       (iii) Trump AC and its Subsidiaries may, without complying with the
    foregoing, convey, sell, lease, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of
    three warehouses and related facilities (the Egg Harbor Parcel, the
    Pleasantville Warehouse and the Realty Warehouse) in exchange for any type
    of consideration so long as Trump AC determines in good faith that Trump AC
    or such Subsidiary, as applicable, receives fair market value;
 
        (iv) Trump AC and its Subsidiaries may, without complying with the
    foregoing, convey, sell, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of assets to
    Trump AC or any Subsidiaries of Trump AC; and
 
        (v) Trump AC and its Subsidiaries may, without complying with the
    foregoing, sell or dispose of, free from the Liens under the Mortgage
    Documents, any tangible personal property which, in Trump AC's reasonable
    opinion, may have become obsolete or unfit for use or which is no longer
    necessary in the conduct of its businesses.
 
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, Trump AC will not, and will not permit any of
its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly make any Asset Sale of any of the
Equity Interests of such Subsidiary except pursuant to an Asset Sale of all the
Equity Interests of such Subsidiary.
 
    In addition, if the amount required to acquire all Notes tendered by Holders
pursuant to the Asset Sale Offer (the "Acceptance Amount") is less than the
Asset Sale Offer Amount, the excess of the Asset Sale Offer Amount over the
Acceptance Amount may be used by Trump AC and its Subsidiaries for general
corporate or partnership purposes without restriction, other than dividends,
repurchases or other distributions in respect of Equity Interests, and unless
otherwise restricted by the other provisions of the Note Indenture. Upon
consummation of any Asset Sale Offer, the Asset Sale Offer Amount will be
reduced to zero.
 
    Any Asset Sale Offer will be made in compliance with all applicable laws,
rules and regulations, including, if applicable, Regulation 14E under the
Exchange Act and the rules thereunder and all other applicable federal and state
securities laws.
 
    LIMITATION ON TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not, and will not permit any
of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, enter into, or suffer to exist
any contract, agreement, arrangement, understanding or transaction or series of
related transactions (including, without limitation, the sale, purchase,
exchange or lease of assets, property or services) with any Affiliate of Trump
AC (other than a Wholly owned Subsidiary of Trump AC) unless (a) such
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no less favorable to Trump AC or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, than would
be available at the time of such transaction or transactions in a comparable
transaction in arm's-length dealings with an unaffiliated third party and, with
respect to a transaction or series of related transactions involving aggregate
payments equal to or greater than (x) $2.0 million, such transaction or series
of related transactions is approved by a majority of the Independent Directors
of the Board of Directors of Funding II, or (y) $10.0 million, prior to the
consummation of such transaction or series of related transactions, Trump AC
also obtains a written favorable opinion as to the fairness thereof to Trump AC
from a financial point of view from an independent investment banking firm of
national reputation, and (b) Trump AC delivers an officers' certificate to the
Trustee certifying that such transaction or transactions comply with clause (a)
above. The foregoing restriction will not apply to (1) pro rata dividends or
distributions paid in cash on any class of Equity Interests and not prohibited
under "LIMITATION ON RESTRICTED PAYMENTS," (2) the Partnership Agreement as in
effect on April 17, 1996 or (3) the arrangements, as in effect on April 17,
1996, which are described under the caption "Certain Transactions" in the
prospectus dated April 11, 1996 in connection with the offering of the TAC I
Notes.
 
    Funding II will maintain at least two Independent Directors on its Board of
Directors.
 
    LIMITATION ON MERGER, SALE OR CONSOLIDATION
 
    The Note Indenture provides that neither of the Issuers may consolidate
with, merge with or into any other Person or sell, assign, convey, transfer,
lease or otherwise, dispose of all or substantially all of its properties and
assets (as an entirety or substantially as an entirety in one transaction or
series of related transactions) to any Person or group of affiliated Persons or
permit any of Trump AC's Subsidiaries to enter into any such transaction or
transactions if such transaction or transactions, in the aggregate, would result
in a transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of Trump AC on a
Consolidated basis or, Funding II, as applicable, to any other Person, unless,
among other things: (a) Trump AC or Funding II, as applicable, shall be the
continuing Person, or the Person (if other than Trump AC or Funding II) formed
by such consolidation or into which Trump AC or Funding II is merged or to which
the properties and assets of Trump AC or Funding II are transferred (the
"Surviving Entity") shall be a partnership or corporation, in the case of Trump
AC, and a corporation, in the case of Funding II, duly organized and validly
existing under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or the
District of Columbia and shall expressly assume, by a supplemental indenture,
all of the obligations of Trump AC or Funding II, as applicable, under the Notes
and the Note Indenture, and the Note Indenture shall remain in full force and
effect; (b) immediately before and immediately after giving effect to such
transaction on a PRO FORMA basis, no Event of Default or Default shall have
occurred and be continuing; (c) immediately after giving effect to such
transaction on a pro forma basis, the Consolidated Net Worth of Trump AC or the
Surviving Entity, as applicable, is at least equal to the Consolidated Net Worth
of Trump AC immediately prior to such transaction or series of transactions; (d)
immediately before and after giving effect to such transaction on a pro forma
basis, Trump AC or the Surviving Entity, as applicable, could incur at least
$1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant to the Debt Incurrence Ratio set forth
in paragraph (a) of the covenant "LIMITATION ON INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL
INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK"; and (e) immediately after such
transaction, such Issuer or the Surviving Entity, as applicable, holds all
Permits required for operation of the business of, and such entity is controlled
by a Person or entity (or has retained a Person or entity which is) experienced
in, operating casino hotels or otherwise holds all Permits (including those
required from Gaming Authorities) to operate its business. Funding II shall also
deliver to the Trustee an officers' certificate and an opinion of counsel, each
stating that (a) such consolidation, merger, sale, assignment, conveyance,
transfer, lease or disposition and such supplemental indenture comply with the
Note Indenture and (b) the transaction shall not impair the rights and powers of
the Trustee and Holders of the Notes thereunder.
 
    In the event of any transaction (other than a lease) described in and
complying with the conditions listed in the immediately preceding paragraph in
which Trump AC or Funding II, as applicable, is not the
 
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continuing Person, the successor Person formed or remaining shall succeed to,
and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, provisions of
Trump AC or Funding II, as applicable, and Trump AC or Funding II shall in such
case be discharged from all obligations and covenants and under the Note
Indenture, the Notes and the Mortgage Documents.
 
    LIMITATION ON LINES OF BUSINESS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that neither Trump AC nor any of its
Subsidiaries shall directly or indirectly engage to any substantial extent in
any line or lines of business activity other than that which, in the reasonable
good faith judgment of the Board of Directors of Funding II, is a Related
Business. The Note Indenture also provides that Trump AC will own or lease, as
applicable, substantially all of its consolidated assets through Trump AC, Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates.
 
    LIMITATION ON ACTIVITIES OF FUNDING II
 
    Funding II will not conduct any business (including having any Subsidiary)
whatsoever, other than to comply with its obligations under the Note Indenture
and the Notes and its obligations as a guarantor of the TAC I Notes under the
TAC I Note Indenture. Funding II will not incur or otherwise become liable for
any Indebtedness (other than the Notes, the TAC I Notes and any renewal,
extension, substitution, refunding, refinancing or replacement thereof in
accordance with the Note Indenture or the TAC I Note Indenture, as applicable)
or make any Restricted Payments.
 
    RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN AGREEMENTS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that other than employment agreements in the
ordinary course of business consistent with industry practice and approved by
the compensation committee of Funding II, Trump AC will not, and will not permit
any of its Subsidiaries to, enter into any management, services or consulting
agreement with Trump or any Affiliate of Trump, other than the TPM Services
Agreement; PROVIDED, that no Services Fee thereunder shall be paid (i) to any
person other than Trump AC or a Subsidiary of Trump AC if the TPM Services
Agreement is assigned or transferred by TPM and (ii) to TPM after expiration of
the Super Puma Helicopter Lease. Trump AC will not, and will not permit its
Subsidiaries to, pay any Services Fee under the TPM Services Agreement to TPM or
pay or reimburse any expenses relating thereto if a Default or Event of Default
has occurred and is continuing. The terms of the TPM Services Agreement shall
not be amended to increase the amounts to be paid thereunder in the aggregate or
on any particular date, or in any other manner which would be adverse to Trump
AC or its Subsidiaries.
 
    MAINTENANCE OF INSURANCE
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will, and will cause its
Subsidiaries to, (a) obtain, prior to the Issue Date, mortgagee title insurance
policies insuring a first mortgage lien on the real estate portion of the
Collateral, as constituted on the Issue Date, subject to certain exceptions, in
an amount not less than the principal amount of the Notes (for the benefit of
all holders of Indebtedness secured pursuant to the Collateral Agency Agreement)
and (b) from and at all times after the Issue Date until the Notes have been
paid in full, have and maintain in effect insurance with responsible carriers
against such risks and in such amounts as is customarily carried by similar
businesses with such deductibles, retentions, self insured amounts and
coinsurance provisions as are customarily carried by similar businesses of
similar size, including, without limitation, property and casualty, and, with
respect to insurance on the Collateral, shall have provided insurance
certificates evidencing such insurance to the Collateral Agent prior to the
Issue Date and shall thereafter provide such certificates prior to the
anniversary or renewal date of each such policy referred to in this clause (b),
which certificate shall expressly state the expiration date for each policy
listed. All insurance with respect to the Collateral required under the Note
Indenture (except worker's compensation) shall name the Issuers, Taj Associates,
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additional insureds or loss payees, as the case may be, with losses in excess of
$10.0 million payable jointly to the Issuers, Taj Associates, Plaza Associates
and the Collateral Agent (unless a Default or Event of Default has occurred and
is then continuing, in which case all losses are payable solely to the
Collateral Agent), with no recourse against the Collateral Agent for the payment
of premiums, deductibles, commissions or club calls, and for at least 30 days
notice of cancellation. All such insurance policies will be issued by carriers
having an A.M. Best & Company, Inc. rating of A- or higher and a financial size
category of not less than X, or if such carrier is not rated by A.M. Best &
Company, Inc., having the financial stability and size deemed appropriate by an
opinion from a reputable insurance broker.
 
    RESTRICTION ON SALE AND ISSUANCE OF SUBSIDIARY STOCK
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC will not sell, and will not permit
any of its Subsidiaries to issue or sell, any shares of Equity Interests of any
Subsidiary of Trump AC to any Person other than Trump AC or a Wholly owned
Subsidiary of Trump AC, except that all of the Equity Interests of a Subsidiary
may be sold if such Asset Sale complies with the other provisions of the Note
Indenture, including the covenants "LIMITATION ON SALE OF ASSETS AND SUBSIDIARY
STOCK; EVENT OF LOSS" and "LIMITATION ON MERGER, SALE OR CONSOLIDATION." See
"--Note Guarantees" above.
 
    LIMITATION ON USE OF PROCEEDS FROM THE INITIAL OFFERING
 
    The Note Indenture provides that Trump AC and its Subsidiaries shall use the
proceeds from the Initial Offering (after deducting discounts and commissions
and reasonable expenses of the Initial Offering) only for further acquisitions,
renovations or constructions of Improvements with respect to, or related to
(including related demolitions), the Casino Hotels or the financing of equipment
to be used therein, and for no other purpose.
 
    FUTURE GUARANTORS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that all present and future Subsidiaries of
Trump AC (other than Trump AC Funding, which is one of the issuers of the TAC I
Notes, Funding II, which is one of the Issuers, and Funding III, which is one of
the issuers of the TAC III Notes) jointly and severally will guarantee
irrevocably and unconditionally all principal, premium, if any, and interest and
Liquidated Damages, if any, on the Notes on a senior basis.
 
    LIMITATION ON STATUS AS INVESTMENT COMPANY
 
    The Note Indenture prohibits Trump AC and its Subsidiaries from being
required to register as an "investment company" (as that term is defined in the
Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended), or from otherwise becoming subject
to regulation under the Investment Company Act.
 
REPORTS
 
    The Note Indenture provides that whether or not Trump AC or Funding II is
subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange
Act, each of Trump AC and Funding II will file with the SEC the annual reports,
quarterly reports and other documents which each such Person would have been
required to file with the SEC (to the extent permitted by applicable law)
pursuant to such Section 13(a) or 15(d) if such Person were so subject, such
documents to be filed with the SEC on or prior to the respective dates (the
"Required Filing Dates") by which such Person would have been required so to
file such documents if such Person were so subject. Each such Person will also,
within 15 days of each Required Filing Date, (i) transmit by mail to all
Holders, as their names and addresses appear in the Note Register, without cost
to such Holders and (ii) file with the Trustee copies of the annual reports,
quarterly reports and other documents which each such Person would have been
required to file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange
Act if such Person were subject to such Sections,
 
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together with supplemental information in respect of summary financial data for
each of the Casino Hotels at Trump AC's cost.
 
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
 
    The Note Indenture defines an Event of Default as, among other things, (i)
the failure by the Issuers to pay any installment of interest (including any
defaulted interest) or Liquidated Damages, if any, on the Notes as and when the
same becomes due and payable and the continuance of any such failure for 30
days, (ii) the failure by the Issuers to pay all or any part of the principal,
or premium, if any, on the Notes when and as the same becomes due and payable at
maturity, redemption, by acceleration or otherwise including, without
limitation, payment of the Change of Control Purchase Price or the Asset Sale
Offer Price, or otherwise, (iii) the failure by Trump AC or any of its
Subsidiaries to observe or perform any other covenant or agreement contained in
the Notes or the Note Indenture and, subject to certain exceptions, the
continuance of such failure for a period of 30 days after written notice is
given to the Issuers by the Trustee or to the Issuers and the Trustee by the
Holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding,
(iv) certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization in respect of
either or both of the Issuers or any of their Significant Subsidiaries, (v) a
default in Indebtedness of either or both of the Issuers or any of their
Subsidiaries with an aggregate principal amount in excess of $20.0 million, (vi)
final unsatisfied judgments aggregating in excess of $20.0 million, at any one
time rendered against either or both of the Issuers or any of their Subsidiaries
and not stayed, bonded or discharged within 60 days, (vii) the revocation,
suspension or involuntary loss of any Permit which results in the cessation of
all or a substantial portion of the operations of either Casino Hotel for a
period of more than 90 consecutive days, (viii) except as permitted by the Note
Indenture and the Notes, the cessation of effectiveness of any guarantee of the
Obligations in any material respect or the finding by any judicial proceeding
that any such guarantee is unenforceable or invalid in any material respect or
the denial or disaffirmation by any Guarantor in writing of its obligations
under its guarantee or (ix) certain events of default relating to or under any
of the Mortgage Documents. The Note Indenture provides that if a Default occurs
and is continuing, the Trustee generally shall, within 90 days after the
occurrence of such default, give to the Holders notice of such default.
 
    If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing (other than an Event of
Default specified in clause (iv), above), then in every such case, unless the
principal of all of the Notes shall have already become due and payable, either
the Trustee or the holders of 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes
then outstanding, by notice in writing to the Issuers (and to the Trustee if
given by Holders) (an "Acceleration Notice"), may, and the Trustee at the
request of such Holders shall, declare all principal, determined as set forth
below, and accrued interest thereon to be due and payable immediately. If an
Event of Default specified in clause (iv), above, occurs, all principal and
accrued interest thereon will be immediately due and payable on all outstanding
Notes without any declaration or other act on the part of Trustee or the
Holders. The holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of Notes (or
such higher percentage as would be required to amend such provision) generally
are authorized to rescind such acceleration if all existing Events of Default,
other than the non-payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on
the Notes which have become due solely by such acceleration, have been cured or
waived.
 
    Prior to the declaration of acceleration of the maturity of the Notes, the
holders of not less than specified percentages in aggregate principal amount of
the Notes at the time outstanding may waive on behalf of all the Holders any
default, except a default in the payment of principal of or interest on any Note
not yet cured or a default with respect to any covenant or provision which
cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each
outstanding Note affected. Subject to the provisions of the Note Indenture
relating to the duties of the Trustee, the Trustee will be under no obligation
to exercise any of its rights or powers under the Note Indenture at the request,
order or direction of any of the Holders, unless such Holders have offered to
the Trustee reasonable security or indemnity. Subject to all provisions of the
Note Indenture and applicable law, the holders of not less than a majority in
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principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding will have the right to
direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy
available to the Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred on the
Trustee.
 
LEGAL DEFEASANCE AND COVENANT DEFEASANCE
 
    The Note Indenture provides that the Issuers may, at their option and at any
time within one year of the final Stated Maturity of the Notes, elect to have
their Obligations and the Obligations of the Guarantors discharged with respect
to the outstanding Notes ("Legal Defeasance"). Such Legal Defeasance means that
the Issuers shall be deemed to have paid and discharged the entire indebtedness
represented, the Collateral will be released from the Liens in favor of the
Notes and the Note Indenture shall cease to be of further effect as to all
outstanding Notes and guarantees thereof, except as to (i) rights of Holders to
receive payments in respect of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest
(and Liquidated Damages, if any) on such Notes when such payments are due from
the trust funds; (ii) the Issuers' obligations with respect to such Notes
concerning issuing temporary Notes, registration of Notes, mutilated, destroyed,
lost or stolen Notes, and the maintenance of an office or agency for payment and
money for security payments held in trust; (iii) the rights, powers, trust,
duties and immunities of the Trustee, and the Issuers' obligations, in
connection therewith; and (iv) the Legal Defeasance provisions of the Note
Indenture. In addition, the Issuers may, at their option and at any time, elect
to have the Obligations of the Issuers and the Guarantors released with respect
to certain covenants that are described in the Note Indenture ("Covenant
Defeasance") and thereafter any omission to comply with such obligations shall
not constitute a Default or Event of Default with respect to the Notes. In the
event Covenant Defeasance occurs, the Collateral will be released from the Liens
in favor of the Notes and certain events (not including non-payment, bankruptcy,
receivership, rehabilitation and insolvency events) described under "Events of
Default" will no longer constitute an Event of Default with respect to the
Notes.
 
    In order to exercise either Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance, (i) the
Issuers must irrevocably deposit with the Trustee, in trust, for the benefit of
the Holders of the Notes, U.S. Legal Tender, U.S. Government Obligations or a
combination thereof, in such amounts as will be sufficient, in the opinion of a
nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants, to pay the
principal of, premium, if any, and interest on such Notes on the stated date for
payment thereof or on the redemption date of such principal or installment of
principal of, premium, if any, or interest on such Notes, and the Holders of
Notes must have a valid, perfected, exclusive security interest in such trust;
(ii) in the case of the Legal Defeasance, the Issuers shall have delivered to
the Trustee an opinion of counsel in the United States reasonably acceptable to
Trustee confirming that (A) the Issuers have received from, or there has been
published by the Service, a ruling or (B) since the date of the Note Indenture,
there has been a change in the applicable federal income tax law, in either case
to the effect that, and based thereon, such opinion of counsel shall confirm
that, the Holders of such Notes will not recognize income, gain or loss for
federal income tax purposes as a result of such Legal Defeasance and will be
subject to federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the
same times as would have been the case if such Legal Defeasance had not
occurred; (iii) in the case of the Covenant Defeasance, the Issuers shall have
delivered to the Trustee an opinion of counsel in the United States reasonably
acceptable to such Trustee confirming that the Holders of such Note will not
recognize income, gain or loss for federal income tax purposes as a result of
such Covenant Defeasance and will be subject to federal income tax on the same
amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if
such Covenant Defeasance had not occurred; (iv) no Default or Event of Default
shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such deposit or insofar as
Events of Default from bankruptcy or insolvency events are concerned, at any
time in the period ending on the 91st day after the date of deposit; (v) such
Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance shall not result in a breach or
violation of, or constitute a default under the Note Indenture or any other
material agreement or instrument to which Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries is
a party or by which Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries is bound; (vi) the
Issuers shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate stating
that the deposit was not made by the Issuers with the intent of preferring the
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over any other creditors of Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries or with the
intent of defeating, hindering, delaying or defrauding any other creditors of
Trump AC, its Subsidiaries or others; and (vii) the Issuers shall have delivered
to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate and an opinion of counsel, each stating
that the conditions precedent provided for in, in the case of the Officers'
Certificate, (i) through (vi) and, in the case of the opinion of counsel,
clauses (i) (with respect to the validity and perfection of the security
interest), (ii), (iii) and (v) of this paragraph have been complied with.
 
    If the funds deposited with the Trustee to effect the Legal Defeasance or
Covenant Defeasance are insufficient to pay the principal of, premium, if any,
and interest on the Notes when due, then the obligations of the Issuers under
the Note Indenture will be revived, and no such Legal Defeasance or Covenant
Defeasance will be deemed to have occurred.
 
AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS
 
    The Note Indenture contains provisions permitting the Issuers, the
Guarantors and the Trustee to enter into a supplemental indenture or to amend,
modify or supplement the Notes or the Mortgage Documents for certain limited
purposes without the consent of the Holders. With the consent of the Holders of
not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes at the time
outstanding, the Issuers, the Guarantors and the Trustee are permitted to amend
or supplement the Note Indenture or any supplemental indenture, the Mortgage
Documents, the Notes or modify the rights of the Holders; PROVIDED, that no such
modification may, without the consent of each Holder affected thereby: (i)
change the Stated Maturity on any Note, or reduce the principal amount thereof
or the rate (or extend the time for payment) of interest thereon or change the
place of payment where, or the coin or currency in which, any Note or any
premium or the interest thereon is payable, or impair the right to institute
suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after the Stated Maturity
thereof (or, in the case of redemption, on or after the Redemption Date), or
reduce the Change of Control Purchase Price or the Asset Sale Offer Price or
alter the provisions of "--Optional Redemption" above in a manner adverse to the
Holders, or (ii) reduce the percentage in principal amount of the outstanding
Notes, the consent of whose Holders is required for any such amendment,
supplemental indenture or waiver provided for in the Note Indenture or (iii)
release any Collateral from the Liens created by the Mortgage Documents, except
in accordance with the Note Indenture and such documents, or modify any of the
waiver provisions (except to increase any required percentage or to provide that
certain other provisions of the Note Indenture cannot be modified or waived);
and PROVIDED FURTHER, that only the holders of not less than two-thirds in
aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes affected thereby
(except, as set forth in the immediately preceding proviso clause) may modify
the obligations of the Issuers to make and consummate a Change of Control Offer
or modify any of the provisions or definitions with respect thereto. Amendments
may be made to the Collateral Agency Agreement only with the consent of holders
of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness then
secured pursuant thereto.
 
    The holders of the applicable percentages of aggregate principal amount
outstanding of the Notes specified in the preceding paragraph may waive
compliance with certain restrictive covenants and provisions of the Note
Indenture and the Mortgage Documents.
 
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GAMING LAWS
 
    In certain circumstances, Holders of the Notes may be required to qualify
under the Casino Control Act as a financial source to Plaza Associates or Taj
Associates and as holders of securities of the Issuers. See "Business--Gaming
and Other Laws and Regulation." The Note Indenture provides that if the CCC
requires that a Noteholder (whether the record or beneficial owner) qualify
under the Casino Control Act and if such Holder does not so qualify, then such
Holder must dispose of his interest in the Notes within 30 days after receipt of
notice of such finding, or within such earlier time as the CCC may require, or
the Issuers may redeem such Notes. If any Holder is found unqualified by the
CCC, it is unlawful for the Holder (i) to receive any interest upon the Notes,
(ii) to exercise, directly or through any trustee or nominee any right conferred
by the Notes or (iii) to receive any remuneration, in any form from any
"Regulated Company" (including the Issuers, the Guarantors or the Trustee) for
services rendered or otherwise. See "--Optional Redemption."
 
    The Note Indenture further requires the Trustee to report the names of all
record Holders of the Notes to certain Gaming Authorities promptly after the
initial issuance of the Notes and prior to the scheduled expiration date of the
applicable casino license. The Note Indenture also requires the Trustee to
provide to such Gaming Authorities copies of all written communications from the
Trustee to the Holders, notice of any default under the Notes, certain other
information concerning the Trustee's enforcement of rights under the Note
Indenture and other matters respecting the security for the Notes.
 
TRUSTEE
 
    The Trustee is U.S. Bank National Association, formerly known as First Bank
National Association, a national banking association. U.S. Bank National
Association also serves as trustee for the TAC I Note Indenture, the TAC III
Note Indenture, the Senior Note Indenture and the Plaza Note Indenture.
 
    The Note Indenture provides that, except during the continuance of an Event
of Default, the Trustee will perform only such duties as are specifically set
forth in the Note Indenture. During the existence of an Event of Default, the
Trustee will exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it under the Note
Indenture and will use the same degree of care and skill in its exercise as a
prudent person would exercise under the circumstances in the conduct of such
person's own affairs.
 
NO PERSONAL LIABILITY OF PARTNERS, STOCKHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS;
  NON-RECOURSE
 
    The Note Indenture provides that no direct or indirect stockholder, partner,
employee, officer or director, as such, past, present or future of either of the
Issuers, any Guarantor or any successor entity shall have any personal liability
in respect of the obligations of the Issuers or any Guarantor under the Note
Indenture or the Notes or the guarantees thereof by reason of his or its status
as such stockholder, partner, employee, officer or director, except to the
extent such person is an Issuer or Guarantor.
 
THE MORTGAGE
 
    The Notes are secured by the Mortgage in favor of the Collateral Agent for
the benefit of the holders of the Notes, the TAC I Notes and the TAC III Notes,
subject to the terms of the Collateral Agency Agreement. The Mortgage encumbers
the Issuers', Plaza Associates' and Taj Associates' (collectively, the
"Mortgagor") respective fee and leasehold interests in the Casino Hotels, any
additions and improvements constructed thereon and the interest of the Issuers,
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates in furniture, furnishings, fixtures,
machinery and equipment at any time forming a part thereof, or used in
connection therewith, and substantially all of the other assets of the Issuers,
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates, except as described herein. The Mortgagor
will have the right to sell, free and clear from the Lien of the Mortgage
Documents, certain tangible personal property which has become obsolete or unfit
for use or which is no longer necessary in the conduct of its businesses or the
operation of the Collateral. See "-- Security for the Notes."
 
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    Enforceability of certain provisions of the Note Indenture, the guarantees
in respect thereof and the Mortgage Documents may be limited by general
principles of equity. In general, courts will not allow acceleration of mortgage
indebtedness by reason of defaults or other circumstances which are not deemed
material to the security of the holder of such indebtedness.
 
CERTAIN DEFINITIONS
 
    "ACQUIRED INDEBTEDNESS" means Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock of
any Person (a) existing at the time such person becomes a Subsidiary of Trump
AC, including by designation, or is merged or consolidated into or with Trump AC
or one of its Subsidiaries or (b) assumed in connection with the Acquisition of
assets from such Person, in each case, other than Indebtedness incurred in
connection with, or in contemplation of, such Person becoming a Subsidiary or
such acquisition, consolidation or merger. Indebtedness shall be deemed to be
incurred on the date of the related acquisition of assets from any Person or the
date the acquired Person becomes a Subsidiary, including by designation, or the
date of such merger or consolidation, as applicable.
 
    "ACQUISITION" means the purchase or other acquisition of any person or
substantially all the assets of any person by any other person, whether by
purchase, merger, consolidation or other transfer, and whether or not for
consideration.
 
    "AFFILIATE" means, with respect to any specified Person, (a) any other
Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or
indirect common control with such specified Person or (b) any other Person that
owns, directly or indirectly, 5% or more of such Person's Equity Interests or
any officer or director of any such Person or other person or with respect to
any natural Person, any person having a relationship with such Person by blood,
marriage or adoption not more remote than first cousin. For the purposes of this
definition, "control" when used with respect to any specified Person means the
power to direct the management and policies of such Person directly or
indirectly, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or
otherwise; and the terms "controlling" and "controlled" have meanings
correlative to the foregoing.
 
    "AVERAGE LIFE" means, as of the date of determination, with respect to any
security or instrument, the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the sum of (a) the
product of the number of years from the date of determination to the date or
dates of each successive scheduled principal (or redemption) payment of such
security or instrument and (b) the amount of each such respective principal (or
redemption) payment by (ii) the sum of all such principal (or redemption)
payments.
 
    "BENEFICIAL OWNER" or "beneficial owner" for purposes of the definition of
Change of Control has the meaning attributed to it in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5
under the Exchange Act (as in effect on the Issue Date), whether or not
applicable, except that a "person" shall be deemed to have "beneficial
ownership" of all shares that any such person has the right to acquire, whether
such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time.
 
    "BUSINESS DAY" means each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
which is not a day on which banking institutions in New York, New York are
authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.
 
    "CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION" shall mean, with respect to any Person, that amount
of money or the Fair Market Value of any Property (net of liabilities to which
such Property is subject) irrevocably and unconditionally contributed to such
Person in exchange for Qualified Equity Interests of such Person. ; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, that such term shall not include any such contribution of funds
obtained from the proceeds of the equity offering by THCR prior to or
substantially concurrent with the issuance of the TAC I Notes on April 17, 1996
(including proceeds from the exercise of the underwriters' overallotment option)
except for such contributions of proceeds therefrom in excess of $270 million,
less amounts received therefrom by Trump AC from the sale of its Qualified
Capital Stock to THCR Holdings.
 
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    "CAPITAL STOCK" means, with respect to any corporation, any and all shares,
interests, rights to purchase (other than convertible or exchangeable
Indebtedness), warrants, options, participations or other equivalents of or
interests (however designated) in stock issued by that corporation.
 
    "CAPITALIZED LEASE OBLIGATION" of any Person means any obligation of such
Person or its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis under a lease that is
required to be capitalized for financial reporting purposes in accordance with
GAAP, and the amount of Indebtedness represented by such obligation shall be the
capitalized amount of such obligations, as determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
    "CASH EQUIVALENT" means (a) any evidence of Indebtedness, maturing not more
than one year after the date of acquisition, issued by the United States of
America, or an instrumentality or agency thereof and guaranteed fully as to
principal, premium, if any, and interest by the United States of America, (b)
any certificate of deposit, maturing not more than one year after the date of
acquisition, issued by, or time deposit of, a commercial banking institution
that is a member of the Federal Reserve System and that has combined capital and
surplus and undivided profits of not less than $300.0 million, and whose debt
has a rating, at the time as of which any investment therein is made, of "P-1"
(or higher) according to Moody's Investors Service, Inc. or any successor rating
agency, or "A-1" (or higher) according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Service, a
division of McGraw-Hill, Inc., or any successor rating agency, (c) commercial
paper, maturing not more than one year after the date of acquisition, issued by
a corporation (other than an Affiliate or Subsidiary of Trump AC) organized and
existing under the laws of the United States of America with a rating, at the
time as of which any investment therein is made, of "P-1" (or higher) according
to Moody's Investors Service, Inc. or any successor rating agency, or "A-1" (or
higher) according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Service, a division of
McGraw-Hill, Inc., or any successor rating agency and (d) any money market
deposit accounts issued or offered by a domestic commercial bank having capital
and surplus in excess of $300.0 million.
 
    "CASINO HOTELS" means collectively the (i) casino and hotel complex
currently known as the "Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino" in Atlantic City, New
Jersey and ancillary structures and facilities located on the premises and all
furniture, fixtures and equipment at any time contained therein, in each case
owned by or leased to Plaza Associates which are covered by the Lien of the
Mortgage Documents and (ii) the casino and hotel complex currently known as the
"Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort" in Atlantic City, New Jersey and ancillary
structures and facilities located on the premises and all furniture, fixtures
and equipment at any time contained therein in each case owned by or leased to
Taj Associates which are covered by the Lien of the Mortgage Documents.
 
    "CODE" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
 
    "COLLATERAL AGENCY AGREEMENT" means that agreement dated as of April 17,
1996 by and among the Issuers, Trump AC Funding, Funding III, the Guarantors,
the Collateral Agent, the Trustee, the trustee under the TAC I Note Indenture
and the trustee under the TAC III Note Indenture as well as such other persons
as may be permitted to become parties thereunder pursuant to the terms thereof.
 
    "COLLATERAL AGENT" shall mean U.S. Bank National Association, as collateral
agent under the Collateral Agency Agreement.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED COVERAGE RATIO" of any person on any date of determination
(the "Transaction Date") means the ratio, on a PRO FORMA basis, of (a) the
aggregate amount of Consolidated EBITDA of such person attributable to
continuing operations and businesses (exclusive of amounts attributable to
operations and businesses permanently discontinued or disposed of) for the
Reference Period to (b) the aggregate Consolidated Fixed Charges of such person
(exclusive of amounts attributable to operations and businesses permanently
discontinued or disposed of, but only to the extent that the obligations giving
rise to such Consolidated Fixed Charges would no longer be obligations
contributing to such person's Consolidated Fixed Charges subsequent to the
Transaction Date) during the Reference Period; PROVIDED, that for purposes of
such calculation, (i) Acquisitions which occurred during the Reference Period or
subsequent to the Reference Period and on or prior to the Transaction Date shall
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occurred on the first day of the Reference Period, (ii) transactions giving rise
to the need to calculate the Consolidated Coverage Ratio shall be assumed to
have occurred on the first day of the Reference Period, (iii) the incurrence of
any Indebtedness or issuance of any Disqualified Capital Stock during the
Reference Period or subsequent to the Reference Period and on or prior to the
Transaction Date (and the application of the proceeds therefrom to the extent
used to refinance or retire other Indebtedness) shall be assumed to have
occurred on the first day of such Reference Period, and (iv) the Consolidated
Fixed Charges of such person attributable to interest on any Indebtedness or
dividends on any Disqualified Capital Stock bearing a floating interest (or
dividend) rate shall be computed on a PRO FORMA basis as if the average rate in
effect from the beginning of the Reference Period to the Transaction Date had
been the applicable rate for the entire period, unless such Person or any of its
Subsidiaries is a party to an Interest Swap and Hedging Obligation (which shall
remain in effect for the 12-month period immediately following the Transaction
Date) that has the effect of fixing the interest rate on the date of
computation, in which case such rate (whether higher or lower) shall be used.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED EBITDA" means, with respect to any person, for any period, the
Consolidated Net Income of such person for such period (determined, for purposes
of this definition only, without taking into effect clause (x) of the last
sentence of the definition thereof) adjusted to add thereto (to the extent
deducted from net revenues in determining Consolidated Net Income), without
duplication, the sum of (i) Consolidated income tax expense, (ii) Consolidated
depreciation and amortization expense, PROVIDED, that consolidated depreciation
and amortization of a Subsidiary than is a less than Wholly owned Subsidiary
shall only be added to the extent of the equity interest of such person in such
Subsidiary and (iii) Consolidated Fixed Charges, less the amount of all cash
payments made by such person or any of its Subsidiaries during such period to
the extent such payments relate to non-cash charges that were added back in
determining Consolidated EBITDA for such period or any prior period.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED FIXED CHARGES" of any person means, for any period, the
aggregate amount (without duplication and determined in each case in accordance
with GAAP) of (a) interest expensed or capitalized, paid, accrued, or scheduled
to be paid or accrued (including, in accordance with the following sentence,
interest attributable to Capitalized Lease Obligations) of such person and its
Consolidated Subsidiaries during such period, including (i) original issue
discount and non-cash interest payments or accruals on any Indebtedness, (ii)
the interest portion of all deferred payment obligations and (iii) all
commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to bankers'
acceptances and letters of credit financings and currency and Interest Swap and
Hedging Obligations, in each case to the extent attributable to such period, (b)
one-third of Consolidated Rental Payments for such period attributable to
operating leases of such person and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, and (c) the
amount of dividends accrued or payable by such person or any of its Consolidated
Subsidiaries in respect of Preferred Stock (other than by Subsidiaries of such
person to such person or such person's Wholly owned Subsidiaries). For purposes
of this definition, (x) interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be
deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Issuers to be
the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance
with GAAP and (y) interest expense attributable to any Indebtedness represented
by the guarantee by such person or a Subsidiary of such person of an obligation
of another person shall be deemed to be the interest expense attributable to the
Indebtedness guaranteed.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED NET INCOME" means, with respect to any person for any period,
the net income (or loss) of such person and its Consolidated Subsidiaries
(determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP) for such period,
adjusted to exclude (only to the extent included in computing such net income
(or loss) and without duplication): (a) all gains (but not losses) which are
either extraordinary (as determined in accordance with GAAP) or are either
unusual or nonrecurring (including any gain from the sale or other disposition
of assets outside the ordinary course of business or from the issuance or sale
of any capital stock), less all fees and expenses relating thereto, (b) the net
income, if positive, of any person, other than a Consolidated Wholly owned
Subsidiary, in which such person or any of its Consolidated Subsidiaries has an
interest, except to the extent of the amount of any dividends or distributions
actually paid in cash to such person or a Consolidated Wholly owned Subsidiary
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but in any case not in excess of such person's PRO RATA share of such person's
net income for such period, (c) the net income or loss of any person acquired in
a pooling of interests transaction for any period prior to the date of such
acquisition, (d) the net income, if positive, of any of such person's
Consolidated Subsidiaries to the extent that the declaration or payment of
dividends or similar distributions is not at the time permitted by operation of
the terms of its charter or bylaws or any other agreement, instrument, judgment,
decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to such
Consolidated Subsidiary and (e) net gains or losses in respect of the redemption
and repurchase, respectively, of (i) the Taj Bonds, (ii) the Plaza Notes or
(iii) the Plaza PIK Notes. To the extent not already reduced thereby,
Consolidated Net Income of Trump AC for any period shall be reduced by the
aggregate amount of (x) all Permitted Tax Distributions made during, or
distributable in respect of, such period and (y) all payments made during such
period pursuant to the TPM Services Agreement.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED NET WORTH" of any person at any date means, in the case of a
partnership, such person's partners' capital and, in the case of a corporation,
the aggregate Consolidated stockholders' equity of such person (plus amounts of
equity attributable to preferred stock) and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, as
would be shown on the consolidated balance sheet of such person prepared in
accordance with GAAP, adjusted to exclude (to the extent included in calculating
such equity), (a) the amount of any such stockholders' equity attributable to
Disqualified Capital Stock or treasury stock of such person and its Consolidated
Subsidiaries, (b) all upward revaluations and other write-ups in the book value
of an asset of such person or a Consolidated Subsidiary of such person
subsequent to the Issue Date, and (c) all investments in Subsidiaries that are
not Consolidated Subsidiaries and in persons that are not Subsidiaries.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED RENTAL PAYMENTS" of any Person means the aggregate rental
obligations of such Person and its Consolidated Subsidiaries (not including
taxes, insurance, maintenance and similar expenses that the lessee is obligated
to pay under the terms of the relevant leases), determined on a Consolidated
basis in conformity with GAAP, payable in respect of such period under leases of
real or personal property (net of income from subleases thereof, not including
taxes, insurance, maintenance and similar expenses that the sublessee is
obligated to pay under the terms of such sublease), whether or not such
obligations are reflected as liabilities or commitments on a Consolidated
balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries or in the notes thereto,
excluding, however, in any event, that portion of Consolidated Fixed Charges of
such Person representing payments by such Person or any of its Consolidated
Subsidiaries in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations.
 
    "CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARY" means, for any person, each Subsidiary of such
person (whether now existing or hereafter created or acquired), the financial
statements of which are consolidated for financial statement reporting purposes
with the financial statements of such person in accordance with GAAP.
 
    "CONSOLIDATION" means, with respect to any Person, the consolidation of the
accounts of such Person and each of its Subsidiaries if and to the extent the
accounts of such Person and each of its Subsidiaries would normally be
consolidated with those of such Person, all in accordance with GAAP consistently
applied. The term "Consolidated" shall have a similar meaning.
 
    "CRDA" means the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority or any
successor entity thereto.
 
    "DEFAULT" means any event which is, or after notice or passage of time or
both would be, an Event of Default.
 
    "DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK" means, with respect to any person, an Equity
Interest of such person that, by its terms or by the terms of any security into
which it is convertible, exercisable or exchangeable, is, or upon the happening
of an event (other than the disqualification of the holder thereof by a Gaming
Authority) or the passage of time would be, required to be redeemed or
repurchased (including at the option of the holder thereof) in whole or in part,
on or prior to the final Stated Maturity of the Notes.
 
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    "EQUITY INTEREST" of any Person means any shares, interests, participations
or other equivalents (however designated) in such Person's equity, and shall in
any event include any Capital Stock issued by, or partnership interests in, such
Person.
 
    "EVENT OF LOSS" means, with respect to any property or asset, any (i) loss,
destruction or damage of such property or asset or (ii) any condemnation,
seizure or taking, by exercise of the power of eminent domain or otherwise, of
such property or asset, or confiscation or requisition of the use of such
property or asset.
 
    "EXCHANGE ACT" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
    "F,F&E FINANCING AGREEMENT" means an agreement which creates a Lien upon any
after-acquired tangible personal property and/or other items constituting
operating assets, which are financed, purchased or leased for the purpose of
engaging in or developing a Related Business.
 
    "FAIR MARKET VALUE" means, with respect to any asset or property, the sale
value that would be obtained in an arm's-length transaction between an informed
and willing seller under no compulsion to sell and an informed and willing buyer
under no compulsion to buy and, with respect to any redemption of Notes pursuant
to the applicable gaming laws, means (a) the last sales price regular way on the
last trading day prior to the date of determination of such value on the largest
national securities exchange (or, if said security is not listed on a national
securities exchange, on the National Market System of the National Association
of Securities Dealers, Inc. Automated Quotation System ("NASDAQ")) on which such
Notes shall have traded on such trading day, or (b) if no such sales of such
Notes occurred on such trading day, the mean between the "bid" and "asked"
prices on such national securities exchange or as quoted on the National Market
System of NASDAQ, as the case may be, on such last trading day, or (c) if the
Notes are not listed or quoted on any national securities exchange or the
National Market System of NASDAQ, the average of the closing bid and asked
prices on such day in the over-the-counter market as reported by NASDAQ or, if
bid and asked prices for the Notes have not been reported through NASDAQ, the
average of the bid and asked prices on such day as furnished by any New York
Stock Exchange member firm regularly making a market in the Notes, selected for
such purpose by Funding II or (d) if none of clauses (a) through (c) are
applicable, the fair market value of such Notes as of the date of determination
as determined in such manner as shall be satisfactory to Funding II, which shall
be entitled to rely for such purpose on the advice of any firm of investment
bankers or securities dealers having familiarity with the Notes.
 
    "GAMING AUTHORITY" means the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, New
Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement or any other governmental agency which
regulates gaming in a jurisdiction in which Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries
conducts gaming activities.
 
    "GAMING LICENSES" means every material license, material franchise, or other
material authorization required to own, lease, operate or otherwise conduct or
manage gaming in any state or jurisdiction where Trump AC or its Subsidiaries
conduct business, and any applicable liquor licenses.
 
    "GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES" or "GAAP" means United States
generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the opinions and
pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial
Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other entity as
approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession as in effect on
the Issue Date.
 
    "GROUND LEASE" means the ground lease, as amended or supplemented in
accordance with the Mortgage Documents, which expires on December 31, 2078,
pursuant to which Plaza Associates is the current lessee and Plaza Hotel
Management is the current lessor.
 
    "GUARANTEED DEBT" of any Person means, without duplication, all indebtedness
of any other Person referred to in the definition of Indebtedness contained in
this section guaranteed directly or indirectly in any manner by such Person, or
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agreement (a) to pay or purchase such Indebtedness or to advance or supply funds
for the payment or purchase of such Indebtedness, (b) to purchase, sell or
lease, (as lessee or lessor) property, or to purchase or sell services,
primarily for the purpose of enabling the debtor to make payment of such
Indebtedness or to assure the holder of such Indebtedness against loss, (c) to
supply funds to, or in any other manner invest in, the debtor (including any
agreement to pay for property or services without requiring that such property
be received or such services be rendered), (d) to maintain working capital or
equity capital of the debtor, or otherwise to maintain the net worth, solvency
or other financial condition of the debtor, or (e) otherwise to assure a
creditor against loss; PROVIDED, that the term "guarantee" shall not include
endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of
business, and PROVIDED, FURTHER, that the obligations of Plaza Associates
pursuant to the TPM Services Agreement or the Ground Lease, in each case in
effect on the Issue Date or as amended pursuant to terms substantially similar
to the terms in effect on the Issue Date, shall not be deemed to be Guaranteed
Debt of Plaza Associates.
 
    "IMPROVEMENTS" shall mean, with respect to either or both of the Casino
Hotels, all improvements thereto, including any alteration thereof and the
acquisition, construction of any additions related thereto (including adjacent
property) or renovations thereof, including without limitation the construction
or renovation of additional gaming space or facilities, hotel and restaurant
facilities and parking facilities, with all landscaping and other off- and
on-site work related thereto.
 
    "INDEBTEDNESS" means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a)
all liabilities and obligations, contingent and otherwise, of such Person for
borrowed money or representing the balance deferred and unpaid of the purchase
price of property or services, excluding any trade payables and other accrued
current liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business, but including,
without limitation, all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in
connection with any letters of credit issued under letter of credit facilities,
acceptance facilities or other similar facilities or in connection with any
agreement to purchase, redeem, exchange, convert or otherwise acquire for value
any Equity Interest of such Person, or any warrants, rights or options to
acquire such Equity Interest, now or hereafter outstanding, (b) all obligations
of such Person evidenced by bonds, notes, debentures or other similar
instruments, (c) every obligation of such Person issued as payment in
consideration of the purchase by such Person or an Affiliate of such Person of
the Equity Interest or all or substantially all of the assets of another Person
or in consideration for the merger or consolidation with respect to which such
Person or an Affiliate of such Person, was a party, (d) all indebtedness created
or arising under any conditional sale or other title retention agreement with
respect to property acquired by such Person (even if the rights and remedies of
the seller or lender under such agreement in the event of default are limited to
repossession or sale of such property), but excluding trade payables and other
accrued current liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business, (e) all
obligations under Interest Swap and Hedging Obligations of such Person, (f) all
Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person, (g) all Indebtedness referred to
in clauses (a) through (f) above of other Persons and all dividends of other
Persons, the payment of which are secured by (or for which the holder of such
Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by)
any Lien, upon or in property (including, without limitation, accounts and
contract rights) owned by such Person, even though such Person has not assumed
or become liable for the payment of such Indebtedness, (h) all Guaranteed Debt
of such Person and (i) all Disqualified Capital Stock of such Person (valued at
the greater of its voluntary or involuntary maximum fixed repurchase price plus
accrued and unpaid dividends). For purposes hereof, the "maximum fixed
repurchase price" of any Disqualified Capital Stock which does not have a fixed
repurchase price shall be calculated in accordance with the terms of such
Disqualified Capital Stock as if such Disqualified Capital Stock were purchased
on any date on which Indebtedness shall be required to be determined pursuant to
the Note Indenture, and if such price is based upon, or measured by, the Fair
Market Value of such Disqualified Capital Stock, such Fair Market Value to be
determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the issuer (or managing
general partner of the issuer) of such Disqualified Capital Stock.
 
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    "INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS" shall mean directors who are not officers or
employees of THCR or any of its Subsidiaries and who are not Affiliates of Trump
or any of his Affiliates.
 
    "INTEREST SWAP AND HEDGING OBLIGATION" means any obligation of any person
pursuant to any interest rate swap agreement, interest rate cap agreement,
interest rate collar agreement, interest rate exchange agreement, currency
exchange agreement or any other agreement, or arrangement designed to protect
against fluctuations in interest rates or currency values, including, without
limitation, any arrangement whereby, directly or indirectly, such person is
entitled to receive from time to time periodic payments calculated by applying
either a fixed or floating rate of interest on a stated notional amount in
exchange for periodic payments made by such person calculated by applying a
fixed or floating rate of interest on the same notional amount.
 
    "INVESTMENT" means, with respect to any Person, directly or indirectly, (a)
any advance, loan or other extension of credit or capital contribution to any
other Person (by means of any transfer of cash or other property to others or
any payment for property or services for the account or use of others), (b) any
purchase or other acquisition by such Person of any Equity Interest, bonds,
notes, debentures or other securities issued or owned by, any other Person or
(c) other than guarantees of Indebtedness of the Issuers or any Subsidiary to
the extent permitted by the covenant "LIMITATION ON INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL
INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK," the entering into by such Person
of any guarantee of, or other credit support or contingent obligation with
respect to, Indebtedness or other liability of any other Person.
 
    "ISSUE DATE" means the date of first issuance of the Notes under the Note
Indenture.
 
    "LEGAL REQUIREMENTS" means all applicable laws, statutes, codes, acts,
ordinances, orders, judgments, decrees, injunctions, rules, regulations,
permits, licenses, authorizations, directions and requirements of all
governments, departments, commissions, boards, courts, authorities, agencies,
officials and officers, of governments, federal, state and municipal.
 
    "LIEN" means any mortgage, charge, pledge, lien, (statutory or otherwise),
privilege, security interest, hypothecation or other encumbrance upon or with
respect to any property of any kind, real or personal, movable or immovable, now
owned or hereafter acquired by an Issuer or Guarantor.
 
    "MORTGAGE DOCUMENTS" shall have the meaning provided in the Note Indenture.
 
    "NET CASH PROCEEDS" (x) of an issuance of Indebtedness or Equity Interests
means the cash proceeds of such issuance, net of attorneys' fees, accountants'
fees, brokerage, consultant, underwriting and other fees and expenses actually
incurred in connection with such issuance, sale, conversion or exchange and net
of any taxes paid or payable as a result thereof by the entity making such sale
and (y) of an Asset Sale (including an Event of Loss) means the aggregate amount
of cash and Cash Equivalents received by Trump AC and its Subsidiaries in
respect of such Asset Sale less the sum of all fees, commissions and other
expenses incurred in connection with such Asset Sale less, in the case of an
Asset Sale only, the amount (estimated reasonably and in good faith by Trump AC)
of income, franchise, sales and other applicable taxes required to be paid by
Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries or distributable by Trump AC as a Permitted
Tax Distribution, in each case, within twelve months of consummating the Asset
Sale, in connection with such Asset Sale.
 
    "NET PROCEEDS" means the aggregate Net Cash Proceeds and fair market value
of property and assets (valued at the fair market value thereof at the time of
receipt in good faith by Trump AC).
 
    "OBLIGATION" means any principal, premium or interest payment, or Liquidated
Damages, or monetary penalty, or damages, due by the Issuers or the Guarantors
under the terms of the Notes or the Note Indenture.
 
    "PARTNERS" means each of THCR Holdings and Trump AC Holding or any
additional or substitute partners admitted under the Partnership Agreement so
long as (i) each is a partner under the Partnership
 
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Agreement, unless removed as a partner in accordance with the Partnership
Agreement and (ii) no Default or Event of Default occurs as a result thereof.
 
    "PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT" means the Amended and Restated Partnership Agreement
of Trump AC, dated as of April 17, 1996, as amended from time to time in
accordance with its terms.
 
    "PERMIT" means any license (including, without limitation, all Gaming
Licenses), franchise, authorization, statement of compliance, certificate of
operation, certificate of occupancy and permit required for the lawful
ownership, occupancy, operation and use of all or a material portion of either
of the Casino Hotels, whether held by Plaza Associates, Taj Associates or any
other Person (which may be temporary or permanent) (including, without
limitation, those required for the use of either of the Casino Hotels as a
licensed casino facility), in accordance with all applicable Legal Requirements.
 
    "PERMITTED HOLDER" means Trump and the spouse and descendants of Trump
(including any related grantor trusts controlled by, and established and
maintained for the sole benefit of, Trump or such spouse or descendants), and
the estate of any of the foregoing, but no other Person.
 
    "PERMITTED INDEBTEDNESS" means the following:
 
        (a) Trump AC may incur Indebtedness to any Wholly owned Guarantor, and
    any Wholly owned Guarantor may incur Indebtedness to any other Wholly owned
    Guarantor or to Trump AC, PROVIDED, that, in the case of Indebtedness of
    Trump AC such obligations shall be unsecured and expressly subordinated in
    right of payment to Trump AC's Obligations pursuant to the Notes, and that
    the date of any event that causes such Guarantor to no longer be a Wholly
    owned Guarantor shall be an Incurrence Date;
 
        (b) the Super Puma Helicopter Lease, but only to the extent no Services
    Fees are thereafter paid under the TPM Services Agreement; and
 
        (c) Indebtedness existing on the Issue Date.
 
    "PERMITTED INVESTMENT" means (a) Investments in any of the Notes; (b) Cash
Equivalents; (c) intercompany notes to the extent permitted under clause (a) of
the definition of "Permitted Indebtedness"; (d) loans, advances or investments
existing on the Issue Date; (e) any Investment in any Subsidiary of Trump AC;
and (f) any Investment consisting of the extension of gaming credit to customers
consistent with industry practice in the ordinary course of business.
 
    "PERMITTED LEASES" means the following:
 
        (a) any Capitalized Lease Obligation of Trump AC or any of its
    Subsidiaries incurred in accordance with the covenant "LIMITATION OF
    INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK";
 
        (b) any lease of Plaza Associates or Taj Associates, as tenant or
    subtenant, existing on the date of the Note Indenture and listed on a
    schedule thereto or referred to in the Mortgage or a schedule thereto,
    including any modifications, amendments, renewals or supplements thereof,
    PROVIDED, that the aggregate annual rent and other costs thereunder are not
    increased thereby, except as such rent or costs may be increased during any
    renewed lease term pursuant to the terms of such leases as they exist on the
    date of the Note Indenture; and
 
        (c) any operating leases of Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries other
    than the leases set forth above, PROVIDED, that the aggregate average annual
    rent and other payments required thereunder over the terms of such leases
    shall not exceed $10.0 million.
 
    "PERMITTED LIENS" means the following:
 
        (a) Liens existing on the Issue Date and Liens securing Refinancing
    Indebtedness in respect of secured Indebtedness existing on the Issue Date;
 
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        (b) the Lien of the trustee under the TAC III Note Indenture as provided
    for in the Note Indenture and the Mortgage Documents, and the Lien of the
    trustee as provided for in the TAC III Note Indenture and the mortgage
    documents relating thereto;
 
        (c) Indebtedness incurred in accordance with clause (d) of the covenant
    "LIMITATION ON INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED
    CAPITAL STOCK" may be secured by the assets acquired pursuant to the
    respective capital lease (in the case of Capitalized Lease Obligations) or
    with the proceeds of the respective F,F&E Financing Agreements, so long as
    such Liens do not extend to any other assets;
 
        (d) INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK;
 
        (e) INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK;
 
        (f) any Lien arising by reason of (i) any judgment, decree or order of
    any court, so long as such Lien is adequately bonded and any appropriate
    legal proceedings which may have been duly initiated for the review of such
    judgment, decree or order shall not have been finally terminated or the
    period within which such proceedings may be initiated shall not have
    expired; (ii) security for payment of workmen's compensation or other
    insurance; (iii) good faith deposits in connection with tenders, leases and
    contracts (other than contracts for the payment of money); and (iv) deposits
    to secure public or statutory obligations, or in lieu of surety or appeal
    bonds;
 
        (g) Liens for taxes, assessments or other governmental charges not yet
    due or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate
    proceedings by Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries if adequate reserves with
    respect thereto are maintained on the books of Trump AC or any of its
    Subsidiaries, as the case may be, in accordance with GAAP;
 
        (h) statutory Liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, landlords,
    laborers, materialmen, repairmen or other like Liens arising by operation of
    law in the ordinary course of business and consistent with industry
    practices and Liens on deposits made to obtain the release of such Liens if
    (i) the underlying obligations are not overdue for a period of more than 60
    days or (ii) such Liens are being contested in good faith and by appropriate
    proceedings by Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries and adequate reserves
    with respect thereto are maintained on the books of Trump AC or any of its
    Subsidiaries, as the case may be, in accordance with GAAP;
 
        (i) easements, rights-of-way, zoning and similar restrictions and other
    similar encumbrances or title defects, which, if they are incurred by Trump
    AC or any of its Subsidiaries after it acquires the property subject
    thereto, are incurred in the ordinary course of business and consistent with
    industry practices which, individually or in the aggregate, do not
    materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto (as such
    property is used or proposed to be used by Trump AC or any of its
    Subsidiaries) or interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of
    Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries; PROVIDED, that any such Liens are not
    incurred in connection with any borrowing of money or any commitment to loan
    any money or to extend any credit;
 
        (j) Liens that secure Acquired Indebtedness (including Refinancing
    Indebtedness in respect thereof), PROVIDED, in each case, that such Liens do
    not secure any property or assets other than the property or assets so
    acquired and were not put in place in connection with or in anticipation of
    such acquisition, merger or consolidation;
 
        (k) leases or subleases granted to other persons in the ordinary course
    of business not materially interfering with the conduct of the business of
    Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries or materially detracting from the value
    of the relative assets of Trump AC or such Subsidiary;
 
        (l) Liens arising from precautionary Uniform Commercial Code financing
    statement filings regarding operating leases entered into by Trump AC or any
    of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;
 
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        (m) Liens on the Equity Interests of Trump AC or any of its Subsidiaries
    to the extent required to be pledged for the benefit of holders of Senior
    Notes or of any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof; and
 
        (n) a notice of intention filed by a mechanic, materialman or laborer
    under the New Jersey mechanic's lien law, or a building contract filed by a
    contractor or subcontractor thereunder.
 
    "PERMITTED TAX DISTRIBUTIONS" means for each tax year that Trump AC
qualifies as a partnership or substantially similar pass-through entity under
the Code or any similar provision of state or local law, distributions of Tax
Amounts in respect of the jurisdictions in which Trump AC so qualifies as a
partnership or substantially similar pass-through entity; PROVIDED, that (A)
prior to any Permitted Tax Distribution a knowledgeable and duly authorized
officer of Funding II shall certify, and counsel reasonably acceptable to the
Trustee shall opine, that Trump AC qualifies as a partnership or substantially
similar passthrough entity for federal income tax purposes and under similar
laws of the states in respect of which such distributions are being made and (B)
at the time of such distributions, the most recent audited financial statements
of Trump AC provide that Trump AC was treated as a partnership for federal
income tax purposes for the period of such financial statements. Distributions
of Tax Amounts may be made between the tenth and twentieth day of each January
(PROVIDED, that payments in respect of estimated state or local taxes due in
January may instead, at the option of Trump AC, be paid during the last five
days of the immediately preceding December), April, June and September, based
upon the minimum estimated tax payments in respect of Tax Amounts which would
then be due and payable, and during the tenth through twentieth day of April or
within ten days of the reconciliation described in the immediately succeeding
sentence, with respect to any additional tax payments owing in respect of the
prior fiscal year. Within 60 days of Trump AC's filing of the Internal Revenue
Service Form 1065 for the applicable tax year, a reconciliation shall be made of
the Permitted Tax Distributions actually paid versus the amount permitted to be
paid as Permitted Tax Distributions based upon the final results of the
applicable tax year. In addition, prior to any Permitted Tax Distributions, each
Partner shall have entered into a binding agreement promptly to reimburse Trump
AC for any positive difference between the distributed amount and the Tax Amount
as finally determined; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that, if the Partners of Trump AC do
not promptly reimburse Trump AC for any positive difference between the
distributed amount and the Tax Amount, then the Permitted Tax Distributions
during the year in which such reimbursement should have been made shall be
reduced by the unreimbursed amount until the Permitted Tax Distributions for
such year are zero and, thereafter, Permitted Tax Distributions shall be reduced
in the succeeding years until the unreimbursed amount not used to reduce
Permitted Tax Distributions is zero.
 
    "PERSON" or "PERSON" means any individual, corporation, limited or general
partnership, joint venture, association, joint stock company, trust, limited
liability company, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or
political subdivision thereof.
 
    "QUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK" means any Equity Interest of Trump AC that is not
Disqualified Capital Stock.
 
    "QUALIFIED EXCHANGE" means (a) any repurchase, redemption or other
acquisition or retirement of any shares of any class of Equity Interests of
Trump AC on or after April 17, 1996 in exchange for (including any such exchange
pursuant to the exercise of a conversion right or privilege in connection with
which cash is paid in lieu of the issuance of fractional shares, interests or
scrip), or out of the Net Cash Proceeds of a substantially concurrent issuance
and sale (other than to a Subsidiary of Trump AC) of, Qualified Capital Stock of
Trump AC; or (b) the redemption, repayment, defeasance, repurchase or other
acquisition or retirement for value of any Indebtedness of, or guaranteed by,
Trump AC on or after April 17, 1996 in exchange for, or out of the Net Cash
Proceeds of a substantially concurrent issuance and sale of, Qualified Equity
Interests of Trump AC.
 
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    "REFERENCE PERIOD" with regard to any person means the four full fiscal
quarters (or such lesser period during which such person has been in existence)
ended immediately preceding any date upon which any determination is to be made
pursuant to the terms of the Notes or the Note Indenture.
 
    "REFINANCING INDEBTEDNESS" means Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock
issued in exchange for, or the proceeds from the issuance and sale of which are
used substantially concurrently to repay, redeem, defease, refund, refinance,
discharge or otherwise retire for value, in whole or in part, or constituting an
amendment, modification or supplement to, or a deferral or renewal of
(collectively, a "Refinancing"), any Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock
in a principal amount or, in the case of Disqualified Capital Stock, liquidation
preference, not to exceed (after deduction of reasonable and customary fees and
expenses incurred in connection with the Refinancing) the lesser of (i) the
principal amount or, in the case of Disqualified Capital Stock, liquidation
preference, of the Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock so Refinanced and
(ii) if such Indebtedness being Refinanced was issued with an original issue
discount, the accreted value thereof (as determined in accordance with GAAP) at
the time of such Refinancing; PROVIDED, that (A) such Refinancing Indebtedness
of any Subsidiary shall only be used to Refinance outstanding Indebtedness or
Disqualified Capital Stock of such Subsidiary, (B) Refinancing Indebtedness
shall (x) not have an Average Life shorter than the Indebtedness or Disqualified
Capital Stock to be so refinanced at the time of such Refinancing and (y) in all
respects, be no less subordinated or junior, if applicable, to the rights of
Holders of the Notes than was the Indebtedness or Disqualified Capital Stock to
be so refinanced, (C) such Refinancing Indebtedness shall be secured only by the
assets (if any) securing the Indebtedness to be so refinanced and (D) such
Refinancing Indebtedness shall have no installment of principal (or redemption
payment) scheduled to come due earlier than the scheduled maturity of the
corresponding installment of principal of the Indebtedness or Disqualified
Capital Stock to be so refinanced which was scheduled to come due prior to the
Stated Maturity.
 
    "RELATED BUSINESS" means the business conducted (or proposed to be
conducted) by Plaza Associates or Taj Associates as of the Issue Date and any
and all businesses that in the good faith judgment of the Board of Directors of
Funding II are related businesses in Atlantic County, New Jersey or are related
to the Casino Hotels.
 
    "REQUIRED REGULATORY REDEMPTION" means a redemption by the Issuers of any of
such Holder's Notes pursuant to, and in accordance with, any order of any
Governmental Authority with appropriate jurisdiction and authority relating to a
Gaming License, or to the extent necessary in the reasonable, good faith
judgment of the Issuers to prevent the loss, failure to obtain or material
impairment or to secure the reinstatement of, any material Gaming License, where
such redemption or acquisition is required because the Holder or beneficial
owner of such Note is required to be found suitable or to otherwise qualify
under any gaming laws and is not found suitable or so qualified within a
reasonable period of time.
 
    "RESTRICTED FUNDS ACCOUNT" means a segregated bank account of Trump AC or
any of its Subsidiaries, subject to the Lien of the Collateral Agent under the
Collateral Agency Agreement, the proceeds of which are invested in cash or Cash
Equivalents pending any use permitted by the covenant "LIMITATION ON THE SALE OF
ASSETS AND SUBSIDIARY STOCK; EVENT OF LOSS."
 
    "RESTRICTED INVESTMENT" means, in one or a series of related transactions,
any Investment, other than investments in Cash Equivalents.
 
    "RESTRICTED PAYMENT" means, with respect to any person, (a) the declaration
or payment of any dividend or other distribution in respect of Equity Interests
of such person or any subsidiary or parent of such person, (b) any payment on
account of the purchase, redemption or other acquisition or retirement for value
of Equity Interests of such person or any Subsidiary or parent of such person,
(c) any purchase, redemption, or other acquisition or retirement for value of,
any payment in respect of any amendment of the terms of or any defeasance of,
any Indebtedness of, or guaranteed by, such Person, any parent of such Person or
any Subsidiary prior to the scheduled maturity, any scheduled repayment of
principal, or scheduled sinking fund payment, as the case may be, of such
Indebtedness (including any payment in
 
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respect of any amendment of the terms of any such Indebtedness, which amendment
is sought in connection with any such acquisition of such Indebtedness or seeks
to shorten any such due date), (d) in connection with the designation of a
Person as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, a Restricted Payment shall be deemed to
exist in the amount provided in the definition of Unrestricted Subsidiary
contained herein and (e) any Restricted Investment by such person; PROVIDED,
that the term "Restricted Payment" does not include (i) any dividend,
distribution or other payment on or with respect to Equity Interests of an
issuer to the extent payable solely in shares of Qualified Capital Stock of such
issuer; or (ii) any dividend, distribution or other payment to Trump AC or to
any of its Subsidiaries or any Guarantor.
 
    "SERVICES FEE" means, for any period, the amount of the fee payable by Plaza
Associates under the TPM Services Agreement for such period.
 
    "SIGNIFICANT SUBSIDIARY" shall have the meaning provided under Regulation
S-X of the Securities Act, as in effect on the Issue Date.
 
    "STATED MATURITY," when used with respect to any Note, means May 1, 2006,
and when used with respect to any other Indebtedness means the dates specified
in such other Indebtedness as the fixed date on which the principal of such
Indebtedness is due and payable.
 
    "SUBSIDIARY" of any Person means (i) a corporation a majority of whose
Voting Stock is at the time, directly or indirectly, owned by such Person, by
such Person and one or more Subsidiaries of such Person or by one or more
Subsidiaries of such Person, (ii) any other Person (other than a corporation) in
which such Person, one or more Subsidiaries of such Person, or such Person and
one or more Subsidiaries of such Person, directly or indirectly, at the date of
determination thereof has a majority ownership interest, or (iii) a partnership
in which such Person or a Subsidiary of such Person is, at the time, a general
partner and has a majority ownership interest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no
Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be considered a Subsidiary of Trump AC or any of
its other Subsidiaries for purposes of the Notes and the Note Indenture. Unless
the context otherwise requires, all references herein to "Subsidiaries" shall be
to the direct and indirect to Subsidiaries of Trump AC for purposes of the Notes
and the Note Indenture.
 
    "SUPERIOR MORTGAGES" means those certain mortgages, each as in effect on the
Issue Date, known as the "Rothenberg," "CFS," "Wozo" and "Arbor" mortgages,
securing the Plaza Garage Parcel, the Egg Harbor Parcel and certain property
used or to be used for surface parking, as more fully described in the Mortgage
Documents.
 
    "TAX AMOUNTS" with respect to any year means an amount no greater than (a)
the higher of (i) the product of (A) the taxable income of Trump AC (computed as
if Trump AC were an individual taxpayer) for such year as determined in good
faith by the Board of Directors of Funding II and (B) the Tax Percentage and
(ii) the product of (A) the alternative minimum taxable income attributable to
Trump AC (computed as if Trump AC were an individual taxpayer) for such year as
determined in good faith by Board of Directors of Funding II and (B) the Tax
Percentage, reduced by (b) to the extent not previously taken into account, any
income tax benefit attributable to Trump AC which could be realized (without
regard to the actual realization) by its Partners in the current or any prior
taxable year, or portion thereof, commencing on or after the Issue Date
(including any tax losses or tax credits), computed at the applicable Tax
Percentage for the year that such benefit is taken into account for purposes of
this computation. Any part of the Tax Amount not distributed in respect of a tax
period for which it is calculated shall be available for distribution in
subsequent tax periods.
 
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    "TAX PERCENTAGE" means the highest, aggregate effective marginal rate of
federal, state and local income tax or, when applicable, alternative minimum
tax, to which any Partner of Trump AC would be subject in the relevant year of
determination (as certified to the Trustee by a nationally recognized tax
accounting firm); PROVIDED, that in no event shall the Tax Percentage be greater
than the sum of (x) the highest, aggregate effective marginal rate of federal,
state, and local income tax or, when applicable, alternative minimum tax, to
which Trump AC would have been subject if it were a C corporation, for federal
income tax purposes, and (y) 5 percentage points. If any Partner or Upper Tier
Owner of Trump AC is an S corporation, partnership or similar pass-through
entity for federal income tax purposes, the Tax Percentage shall be computed
based upon the tax rates applicable to the shareholder or partner of such
Partner or Upper Tier Owner, as the case may be.
 
    "TPM SERVICES AGREEMENT" shall mean the Amended and Restated Services
Agreement, dated June 24, 1993, between Plaza Associates and TPM.
 
    "TRUST INDENTURE ACT" means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.
 
    "UNRESTRICTED SUBSIDIARY" means any Subsidiary of Trump AC that, at the time
of determination, shall be an Unrestricted Subsidiary (as designated by Trump
AC, as provided below) PROVIDED that such Subsidiary does not and shall not
engage, to any substantial extent, in any line or lines of business activity
other than a Related Business. Trump AC may designate any Person (other than
Plaza Associates, Taj Associates, TACC, TCS, Trump Communications, Trump AC
Funding, Funding II and any direct or indirect holder of Equity Interest
therein) to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary if (a) no Default or Event of Default
is existing or will occur as a consequence thereof, (b) either (x) such
Subsidiary, at the time of designation thereof, has no assets, (y) such
Subsidiary is designated an "Unrestricted Subsidiary" at the time of Acquisition
by Trump AC, in the case of Subsidiaries acquired after the Issue Date or (z)
immediately after giving effect to such designation, on a pro forma basis, Trump
AC could incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant to the Debt
Incurrence Ratio in paragraph (a) of the covenant "LIMITATION ON INCURRENCE OF
ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED CAPITAL STOCK" and (c) such Subsidiary
does not own any Equity Interests in, or own or hold any Lien on any property
of, Trump AC or any other Subsidiary (excluding other Unrestricted
Subsidiaries). Any such designation also constitutes a Restricted Payment (to
the extent such amount is in excess of $0.00) in an amount equal to the sum of
(x) the net assets of such Subsidiary at the time of the designation, unless in
the case of this clause (x) the designation is made pursuant to clause (b)(y) of
the first sentence of this definition, in which case the amount of consideration
paid by Trump AC and its Subsidiaries to effect such Acquisition (excluding
Qualified Equity Interests of THCR issued in connection therewith) shall be the
amount for purpose of this clause (x), and (y) the maximum amount of Guaranteed
Debt of Trump AC and its Subsidiaries in respect of the designated Subsidiary
which is to be outstanding immediately after such designation, in each case for
purposes of the covenant "LIMITATION ON RESTRICTED PAYMENTS." Subject to the
foregoing, Trump AC may designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a
Subsidiary, PROVIDED THAT (i) no Default or Event of Default is existing or will
occur as a consequence thereof and (ii) immediately after giving effect to such
designation, on a pro forma basis, Trump AC could incur at least $1.00 of
Indebtedness pursuant to the Debt Incurrence Ratio test in paragraph (a) of the
covenant "LIMITATION ON INCURRENCE OF ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS AND DISQUALIFIED
CAPITAL STOCK." Each such designation shall be evidenced by filing with the
Trustee a certified copy of the resolution giving effect to such designation and
an officers' certificate certifying that such designation complied with the
foregoing conditions.
 
    "UPPER TIER OWNER" means (i) if a Partner is an S corporation, partnership
or similar pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes, any shareholder
or partner of such Partner and (ii) if any such shareholder or partner referred
to in (i) above is an S corporation, Partnership or similar pass-through entity
for federal income tax purposes, any shareholder or partner of such person.
 
    "VOTING STOCK" with respect to any Person means all classes of Equity
Interests of such Person then outstanding and normally entitled to vote in
elections of directors of such Person.
 
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    WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY" means a Subsidiary all the Equity Interests of
which are owned by Trump AC or another Wholly owned Subsidiary of Trump AC.
 
BOOK-ENTRY; DELIVERY; FORM AND TRANSFER
 
    The Original Notes sold to Qualified Institutional Buyers are in the form of
one or more registered global notes without interest coupons (collectively, the
"U.S. Global Notes"). Upon issuance, the U.S. Global Notes were deposited with
the Trustee, as custodian for The Depository Trust Company ("DTC"), in New York,
New York, and registered in the name of DTC or its nominee, in each case for
credit to the accounts of DTC's Direct and Indirect Participants (as defined).
 
    Beneficial interests in all Global Notes and all Certificated Notes (as
defined), if any, are subject to certain restrictions on transfer and bear a
restrictive legend. In addition, transfer of beneficial interests in any Global
Notes is subject to the applicable rules and procedures of DTC and its Direct or
Indirect Participants, which may change from time to time.
 
    The Global Notes may be transferred, in whole and not in part, only to
another nominee of DTC or to a successor of DTC or its nominee in certain
limited circumstances. Beneficial interests in the Global Notes may be exchanged
for Original Notes in certificated form in certain limited circumstances. See
"-- Transfer of Interests in Global Notes for Certificates Notes."
 
    Initially, the Trustee will act as Paying Agent and Registrar. The Original
Notes may be presented for registration of transfer and exchange at the offices
of the Registrar.
 
    DEPOSITARY PROCEDURES
 
    DTC has advised the Issuers that DTC is a limited-purpose trust company
created to hold securities for its participating organizations (collectively,
the "Direct Participants") and to facilitate the clearance and settlement of
transactions in those securities between Direct Participants through electronic
book-entry changes in accounts of Participants. The Direct Participants include
securities brokers and dealers (including the Initial Purchaser), banks, trust
companies, clearing corporations and certain other organizations. Access to
DTC's system is also available to other entities that clear through or maintain
a direct or indirect, custodial relationship with a Direct Participant
(collectively, the "Indirect Participants"). DTC may hold securities
beneficially owned by other persons only through the Direct Participants or
Indirect Participants and such other persons' ownership interest and transfer or
ownership interest will be recorded only on the records of the Direct
Participant and/or Indirect Participant, and not on the records maintained by
DTC.
 
    DTC has also advised the Issuers that, pursuant to DTC's procedures, (i)
upon deposit of the Global Notes, DTC will credit the accounts of the Direct
Participants designated by the Initial Purchaser with portions of the principal
amount of the Global Notes allocated by the Initial Purchaser to such Direct
Participants, and (ii) DTC will maintain records of the ownership interests of
such Direct Participants in the Global Notes and the transfer of ownership
interests by and between Direct Participants. DTC will not maintain records of
the ownership interests of, or the transfer of ownership interests by and
between, Indirect Participants or other owners of beneficial interest in the
Global Notes. Direct Participants and Indirect Participants must maintain their
own records of the ownership interests of, and the transfer of ownership
interests by and between, Indirect Participants and other owners of beneficial
interests in the Global Notes.
 
    Investors in the U.S. Global Notes may hold their interests therein directly
through DTC if they are Direct Participants in DTC or indirectly through
organizations that are Direct Participants in DTC. All ownership interests in
any Global Notes may be subject to the procedures and requirements of DTC.
 
    The laws of some states require that certain persons take physical delivery
in definitive, certificated form of securities that they own. This may limit or
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Global Note to such persons. Because DTC can act only on behalf of Direct
Participants, which in turn act on behalf of Indirect Participants and others,
the ability of a person having a beneficial interest in a Global Note to pledge
such interest to persons or entities that are not Direct Participants in DTC, or
to otherwise take actions in respect of such interests, may be affected by the
lack of physical certificates evidencing such interests. For certain other
restrictions on the transferability of the Notes see "--Transfers of Interests
in Global Notes for Certificated Notes."
 
    EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED IN "TRANSFERS OF INTERESTS IN GLOBAL NOTES FOR
CERTIFICATED NOTES", OWNERS OF BENEFICIAL INTERESTS IN THE GLOBAL NOTES WILL NOT
HAVE NOTES REGISTERED IN THEIR NAMES, WILL NOT RECEIVE PHYSICAL DELIVERY OF THE
NOTES IN CERTIFICATED FORM AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED THE REGISTERED OWNERS OR
HOLDERS UNDER THE NOTE INDENTURE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
 
    Under the terms of the Note Indenture, the Issuers, the Guarantors and the
Trustee will treat the persons in whose names the Notes are registered
(including Notes represented by Global Notes) as the owners thereof for the
purpose of receiving payments and for any and all other purposes whatsoever.
Payments in respect of the principal, premium, Liquidated Damages, if any, and
interest on Global Notes registered in the name of DTC or its nominee will be
payable by the Trustee to DTC or its nominee as the registered holder under the
Note Indenture. Consequently, neither the Issuers, the Trustee nor any agent of
the Issuers or the Trustee has or will have any responsibility or liability for
(i) any aspect of DTC's records or any Direct Participant's or Indirect
Participant's records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial
ownership interests in the Global Notes or for maintaining, supervising or
reviewing any of DTC's records or any Direct Participant's or Indirect
Participant's records relating to the beneficial ownership interests in any
Global Note or (ii) any other matter relating to the actions and practices of
DTC or any of its Direct Participants or Indirect Participants.
 
    DTC has advised the Issuers that their current payment practice (for
payments of principal, interest and the like) with respect to securities such as
the Notes is to credit the accounts of the relevant Direct Participants with
such payment on the payment date in amounts proportionate to such Direct
Participant's respective ownership interests in the Global Notes as shown on
DTC's records. Payments by Direct Participants and Indirect Participants to the
beneficial owners of the Notes will be governed by standing instructions and
customary practices between them and will not be the responsibility of DTC, the
Trustee, the Issuers or the Guarantors. Neither the Issuers, the Guarantors, nor
the Trustee will be liable for any delay by DTC or its Direct Participants or
Indirect Participants in identifying the beneficial owners of the Notes and the
Issuers and the Trustee may conclusively rely on and will be protected in
relying on instructions from DTC or its nominee as the registered owner of the
Notes for all purposes.
 
    The Global Notes trade in DTC's Same-Day Funds Settlement System and,
therefore, transfers between Direct Participants in DTC will be effected in
accordance with DTC's procedures, and will be settled in immediately available
funds. Transfers between Indirect Participants who hold an interest through a
Direct Participant will be effected in accordance with the procedures of such
Direct Participant but generally will settle in immediately available funds.
 
    DTC has advised the Issuers that it will take any action permitted to be
taken by a Holder of Notes only at the direction of one or more Direct
Participants to whose account interests in the Global Notes are credited and
only in respect of such portion of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes
as to which such Direct Participant or Direct Participants has or have given
direction. However, if there is an Event of Default under the Notes, DTC
reserves the right to exchange Global Notes (without the direction of one or
more of its Direct Participants) for legended Notes in certificated form, and to
distribute such certificated forms of Notes to its Direct Participants. See
"--Transfers of Interests in Global Notes for Certificated Notes."
 
    The information in this section concerning DTC and its book-entry system has
been obtained from sources that the Issuers believe to be reliable, but the
Issuers take no responsibility for the accuracy thereof.
 
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    TRANSFERS OF INTERESTS IN GLOBAL NOTES FOR CERTIFICATED NOTES
 
    An entire Global Note may be exchanged for definitive Notes in registered,
certificated form without interest coupons ("Certificated Notes") if (i) DTC (x)
notifies the Issuers that it is unwilling or unable to continue as depositary
for the Global Notes and the Issuers thereupon fail to appoint a successor
depositary within 90 days or (y) has ceased to be a clearing agency registered
under the Exchange Act, (ii) the Issuers, at their option, notify the Trustee in
writing that they elect to cause the issuance of Certificated Notes or (iii)
there shall have occurred and be continuing a Default or an Event of Default
with respect to the Notes. In any such case, the Issuers will notify the Trustee
in writing that, upon surrender by the Direct and Indirect Participants of their
interest in such Global Note, Certificated Notes will be issued to each person
that such Direct and Indirect Participants and the DTC identify as being the
beneficial owner of the related Notes.
 
    Beneficial interests in Global Notes held by any Direct or Indirect
Participant may be exchanged for Certificated Notes upon request to DTC, by such
Direct Participant (for itself or on behalf of an Indirect Participant), to the
Trustee in accordance with customary DTC procedures. Certificated Notes
delivered in exchange for any beneficial interest in any Global Note will be
registered in the names, and issued in any approved denominations, requested by
DTC on behalf of such Direct or Indirect Participants (in accordance with DTC's
customary procedures).
 
    In all cases described herein, such Certificated Notes will bear a
restrictive legend unless the Issuers determine otherwise in compliance with
applicable law.
 
    Neither the Issuers, the Guarantors nor the Trustee will be liable for any
delay by the holder of the Global Notes or DTC in identifying the beneficial
owners of Notes, and the Issuers and the Trustee may conclusively rely on, and
will be protected in relying on, instructions from the holder of the Global Note
or DTC for all purposes.
 
    TRANSFERS OF CERTIFICATED NOTES FOR INTERESTS IN GLOBAL NOTES
 
    Certificated Notes may only be transferred if the transferor first delivers
to the Trustee a written certificate (and in certain circumstances, an opinion
of counsel) confirming that, in connection with such transfer, it has complied
with the requisite restrictions on transfer.
 
    SAME DAY SETTLEMENT AND PAYMENT
 
    The Note Indenture requires that payments in respect of the Notes
represented by the Global Notes (including principal, premium, if any, interest
and Liquidated Damages, if any) be made by wire transfer of immediately
available same day funds to the accounts specified by the holder of interests in
such Global Note. With respect to Certificated Notes, the Issuers will make all
payments of principal, premium, if any, interest and Liquidated Damages, if any,
by wire transfer of immediately available same day funds to the accounts
specified by the holders thereof or, if no such account is specified, by mailing
a check to each such holder's registered address. The Issuers expect that
secondary trading in the Certificated Notes will also be settled in immediately
available funds.
 
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                       ORIGINAL NOTES REGISTRATION RIGHTS
 
    The Issuers and the Initial Purchaser entered into the Registration Rights
Agreement on the Closing Date of the Initial Offering, pursuant to which the
Issuers agreed for the benefit of the Holders of the Original Notes to, at their
cost, (i) within 45 days after the Issue Date, file the Registration Statement
under the Securities Act with the Commission with respect to the Exchange Offer,
with terms substantially identical in all material respects to the Original
Notes (except that such Exchange Notes will not contain terms with respect to
transfer restrictions) and (ii) to use its best efforts to cause such
Registration Statement to be declared effective under the Securities Act within
150 days after the Issue Date. Upon such Registration Statement being declared
effective, the Issuers will offer Exchange Notes in exchange for properly
tendered Original Notes. The Issuers will keep the Exchange Offer open for not
less than 30 days (or longer if required by applicable law) after the date
notice of such Exchange Offer is mailed to the Holders of the Original Notes.
For each Original Note surrendered to the Issuers pursuant to such Exchange
Offer, the Holder of such Original Note will receive Exchange Notes having a
principal amount at maturity equal to that of the surrendered Original Note.
 
    Under existing Commission interpretations, the Exchange Notes would, in
general, be freely transferable after the Exchange Offer without further
registration under the Securities Act; PROVIDED that in the case of
broker-dealers participating in the Exchange Offer, a prospectus meeting the
requirements of the Securities Act will be delivered upon resale by such
broker-dealers in connection with resales of the Exchange Notes. The Issuers
have agreed, for a period of 180 days after consummation of the Exchange Offer,
to make available a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act to
any such broker-dealer for use in connection with any resale of any Exchange
Notes acquired in the Exchange Offer. A broker-dealer which delivers such a
prospectus to purchasers in connection with such resales will be subject to
certain of the civil liability provisions under the Securities Act and will be
bound by the provisions of the Registration Rights Agreement (including certain
indemnification rights and obligations).
 
    Each Holder of the Original Notes that wishes to exchange such Original
Notes for Exchange Notes in the Exchange Offer will be required to make certain
representations, including representations that (i) any Exchange Notes to be
received by it will be acquired in the ordinary course of its business, (ii) it
has no arrangement with any person to participate in the distribution of the
Exchange Notes and (iii) it is not an "affiliate," as defined in Rule 405 of the
Securities Act, of the Issuers, or if it is an affiliate, it will comply with
the registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act to
the extent applicable.
 
    If the Holder is not a broker-dealer, it will be required to represent that
it is not engaged in, and does not intend to engage in, the distribution of the
Exchange Notes. If the Holder is a broker-dealer that will receive Exchange
Notes for its own account in exchange for Original Notes that were acquired as a
result of market-making activities or other trading activities, it will be
required to acknowledge that it will deliver a prospectus in connection with any
resale of such Exchange Notes.
 
    In the event that applicable interpretations of the Staff of the Commission
do not permit the Issuers to effect such an Exchange Offer, or if for any other
reason the Exchange Offer is not consummated within 210 days of the Issue Date,
the Issuers will, at their own expense, (a) within 45 days after such filing
obligation arises, file a Shelf Registration Statement covering resales of the
Original Notes, (b) use their best efforts to cause such Shelf Registration
Statement to be declared effective under the Securities Act on or prior to 150
days after such obligation arises and (c) use their best efforts to keep
effective such Shelf Registration Statement until the earlier of 24 months
following the Issue Date and such time as all of the Original Notes have been
sold thereunder, or otherwise cease to be a Transfer Restricted Security (as
defined in the Registration Rights Agreement). The Issuers will, in the event a
Shelf Registration Statement is required to be filed, provide to each Holder of
the Original Notes copies of the prospectus which is a part of such Shelf
Registration Statement, notify each Holder when such Shelf Registration
Statement for the Original Notes has become effective and take certain other
actions as are required to permit unrestricted resales of the Original Notes. A
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Notes pursuant to the Shelf Registration Statement generally would be required
to be named as a selling security holder in the related prospectus and to
deliver a prospectus to purchasers, will be subject to certain of the civil
liability provisions under the Securities Act in connection with such sales and
will be bound by the provisions of the Registration Rights Agreement which are
applicable to such a Holder (including certain indemnification and contribution
rights and obligations).
 
    If (a) either of the registration statements described above is not filed on
or before the date specified for such filing, (b) either of such registration
statements is not declared effective by the Commission on or prior to the date
specified for such effectiveness (the "Effectiveness Target Date"), (c) a
Registration Statement becomes effective but the Issuers fail to consummate the
Exchange Offer within 45 days of the earlier of the effectiveness of such
registration statement or the Effectiveness Target Date or (d) the Shelf
Registration Statement is declared effective but thereafter ceases to be
effective or usable in connection with resales of the Original Notes during the
period specified in the Registration Rights Agreement (each such event referred
to in clauses (a) through (d) above, a Registration Default), then the Issuers
will pay liquidated damages ("Liquidated Damages") to each Holder of the
Original Notes, with respect to the first 90-day period immediately following
the occurrence of such Registration Default in an amount equal to $.05 per week
per $1,000 principal amount of the Original Notes held by such Holder. Upon a
Registration Default, Liquidated Damages will accrue at the rate specified above
until such Registration Default is cured and the amount of Liquidated Damages
will increase by an additional $.05 per week per $1,000 principal amount of
Original Notes with respect to each subsequent 90-day period until all
Registration Defaults have been cured, up to a maximum amount of Liquidated
Damages of $.30 per week per $1,000 principal amount of Original Notes
(regardless of whether one or more than one Registration Default is
outstanding). All accrued Liquidated Damages will be paid by the Issuers on each
interest payment date to the Holders of Original Notes by wire transfer of
immediately available funds or by mailing checks to their registered addresses
if no such accounts have been specified.
 
    The summary herein of certain provisions of the Registration Rights
Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and is qualified in
its entirety by reference to, all the provisions of the Registration Rights
Agreement, a copy of which is filed as an exhibit to the Registration Statement
of which this Prospectus is a part.
 
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                UNITED STATES FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS
 
   
    The following is a discussion of United States federal income tax
considerations for original holders of the Notes. This discussion is the opinion
of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York, New York, counsel to the Issuers, and is
based upon existing United States federal income tax law, which is subject to
change, possibly retroactively. This discussion does not cover all aspects of
United States federal income taxation which may be important to particular
investors in light of their individual investment circumstances, such as Notes
held by investors subject to special tax rules (E.G., financial institutions,
insurance companies, broker-dealers, traders in securities, tax-exempt
organizations, and, except to the extent described below, non-"United States
Holders (as defined)) or to persons that will hold the Notes as part of a
straddle, hedging, or "synthetic" security transaction for United States federal
income tax purposes or that have a functional currency other than the United
States dollar, all of whom may be subject to tax rules that differ significantly
from those discussed below. In addition, this discussion does not discuss any
foreign, state, or local tax considerations. This discussion assumes that
investors will hold their Notes as "capital assets" (generally, property held
for investment) under the United States Internal Revenue code of 1986, as
amended (the "Code"). Prospective investors are urged to consult their tax
advisors regarding the United States federal, state, local, and foreign income
and other tax considerations of the purchase, ownership, and disposition of the
Notes.
    
 
   
    For purposes of this discussion, a "United States Holder" is a beneficial
owner of a Note that is (i) an individual who is a citizen or resident of the
United States, (ii) a corporation, partnership, or other entity created or
organized under the laws of the United States or any state or political
subdivision thereof, (iii) an estate the income of which is subject to United
States federal income taxation regardless of its source, or (iv) a trust the
administration of which is subject to the primary supervision of a United States
court and which has one or more United States persons who have the authority to
control all substantial decisions of the trust.
    
 
UNITED STATES HOLDERS
 
    ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT
 
    The Notes will be issued with original issue discount, for United States
federal income tax purposes, in an amount equal to the excess of their stated
principal amount due at maturity over their issue price. Accordingly, United
States Holders will be required to include original issue discount in ordinary
income over the period that they hold the Notes in advance of the receipt of the
cash attributable thereto. The amount of original issue discount to be included
in income will be determined using a constant yield method, which will result in
a greater portion of such discount being included in income in the later part of
the term of the Notes. Any amount of discount included in income will increase a
United States Holder's adjusted tax basis in the Notes.
 
    SALE OR EXCHANGE
 
    A United States Holder will recognize capital gain or loss upon a sale,
exchange, or retirement of a Note in an amount equal to the excess of the amount
realized (reduced by any amount attributable to accrued but unpaid stated
interest) and the Holder's adjusted tax basis in such Note. Under the recently
enacted Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, net capital gain (I.E., generally, capital
gain in excess of capital loss) recognized by an individual upon a sale of a
Note that has been held for more than 18 months will be generally subject to tax
at a rate not to exceed 20%. Net capital gain recognized by an individual upon
the sale of a Note that has been held for more than 12 months but for not more
than 18 months will continue to be subject to tax at a rate not to exceed 28%
and capital gain recognized upon the sale of a Note that has been held for 12
months or less will continue to be subject to tax at ordinary income tax rates.
In addition, capital gain recognized by a corporate taxpayer upon the sale of a
Note will continue to be subject to tax at the ordinary income tax rates
applicable to corporations.
 
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NON-UNITED STATES HOLDERS
 
    INTEREST
 
    Interest (including accrued original issue discount) paid by the Issuers to
a non-United States Holder will not be subject to United States federal income
or withholding tax if (i) such interest is not effectively connected with the
conduct of a trade or business within the United States by such non-United
States Holder, (ii) the non-United States Holder does not actually or
constructively own a 10% or more interest in Funding II and is not a controlled
foreign corporation with respect to which the Issuers are a "related person"
within the meaning of the Code and (iii) the requirements of section 871(h) or
881(c) of the Code are satisfied as described below under the heading "Owner
Statement Requirement."
 
    GAIN ON DISPOSITION
 
    A non-United States Holder will generally not be subject to United States
federal income tax on gain recognized on a sale, redemption or other disposition
of a Note unless (i) the gain is effectively connected with the conduct of a
trade or business within the United States by the non-United States Holder or
(ii) in the case of a non-United States Holder who is a non-resident alien
individual, such Holder is present in the United States for 183 or more days in
the taxable year and certain other requirements are met.
 
    OWNER STATEMENT REQUIREMENT
 
    Sections 871(h) and 881(c) of the Code require that either the beneficial
owner of a Note or a securities clearing organization, bank or other financial
institution that holds customers' securities in the ordinary course of its trade
or business (a "Financial Institution") and that holds a Note on behalf of such
owner file a statement with the Issuers or their agent to the effect that the
beneficial owner is not a United States person in order to avoid withholding of
United States Federal income tax. Under current regulations, this requirement
will be satisfied if the Issuers or their agent receive (i) a statement (an
"Owner's Statement") from the beneficial owner of a Note in which such owner
certifies, under penalties of perjury, that such owner is not a United States
person and provides such owner's name and address or (ii) a statement from the
Financial Institution holding the Note on behalf of the beneficial owner in
which the Financial Institution certifies, under penalties of perjury, that it
has received the Owner's Statement together with a copy of the Owner's
Statement. The beneficial owner must inform the Issuers or their agent (or, in
the case of a statement described in clause (ii) of the immediately preceding
sentence, the Financial Institution) within 30 days of any change in information
on the Owner's Statement.
 
    FEDERAL ESTATE TAXES
 
    If interest on the Notes is exempt from withholding of United States federal
income tax under the rules described above, the Notes will not be included in
the estate of a deceased non-United States Holder for United States federal
estate tax purposes.
 
    INFORMATION REPORTING AND BACKUP WITHHOLDING
 
    In the case of payments of interest (including accrued original issue
discount) to non-United States Holders, current Treasury regulations provide
that the 31% backup withholding tax and certain information reporting will not
apply to such payments with respect to which either an Owner's Statement has
been received or an exemption has otherwise been established; PROVIDED THAT
neither the Issuers not their payment agents have actual knowledge that the
Holder is a United States person or that the conditions of any other exemption
are not in fact satisfied. Under current Treasury regulations, these information
reporting and backup withholding requirements will apply, however, to the gross
proceeds paid to a non-United States Holder on the disposition of the Notes by
or through a United States office of a United States or foreign broker, unless
the Holder certifies to the broker under penalties of perjury as to its name,
address and status as a foreign person or the Holder otherwise establishes an
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reporting requirements, but not backup withholding, will also apply to a payment
of the proceeds of a disposition of the Notes by or through a foreign office of
a United States broker or foreign brokers with certain types of relationships to
the United States. Neither information reporting nor backup withholding
generally will apply to a payment of the proceeds of a disposition of the Notes
by or through a foreign office of a foreign broker not subject to the preceding
sentence.
 
    Recently, the Treasury Department has promulgated final regulations (the
"Final Regulations") regarding the withholding and information reporting rules
discussed above. In general the Final Regulations do not significantly alter the
substantive withholding and information reporting requirements but unify current
certification procedures and forms and clarify reliance standards. Under the
Final Regulations, special rules apply which permit the shifting of primary
responsibility for withholding to certain financial intermediaries acting on
behalf of beneficial owners. The Final Regulations are generally effective for
payments made after December 31, 1998, subject to certain transition rules.
 
    Backup withholding is not an additional tax. Any amounts withheld under the
backup withholding rules will be refunded or credited against the non-Unites
States Holder's United States federal income tax liability, provided that the
required information is furnished to the Service.
 
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                              PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
 
    Based on interpretations by the Staff set forth in no-action letters issued
to third parties, the Issuers believe that Exchange Notes issued pursuant to the
Exchange Offer in exchange for the Original Notes may be offered for resale,
resold and otherwise transferred by Holders thereof (other than any Holder which
is (i) an "affiliate" of the Issuers within the meaning of Rule 405 under the
Securities Act, (ii) a broker-dealer who acquired Original Notes directly from
the Issuers or (iii) broker-dealers who acquired Original Notes as a result of
market-making or other trading activities) without compliance with the
registration and prospectus delivery provisions of the Securities Act provided
that such Exchange Notes are acquired in the ordinary course of such Holders'
business, and such Holders are not engaged in, and do not intend to engage in,
and have no arrangement or understanding with any person to participate in, a
distribution of such Exchange Notes; provided that broker-dealers
("Participating Broker-Dealers") receiving Exchange Notes in the Exchange Offer
will be subject to a prospectus delivery requirement with respect to resales of
such Exchange Notes. To date, the Staff has taken the position that
Participating Broker-Dealers may fulfill their prospectus delivery requirements
with respect to transactions involving an exchange of securities such as the
exchange pursuant to the Exchange Offer (other than a resale of an unsold
allotment from the sale of the Original Notes to the Initial Purchaser) with the
prospectus contained in the Registration Statement. Pursuant to the Registration
Rights Agreement, the Issuers have agreed to permit Participating Broker-Dealers
and other persons, if any, subject to similar prospectus delivery requirements
to use this Prospectus in connection with the resale of such Exchange Notes. The
Issuers have agreed that, for a period not to exceed 180 days after the Exchange
Date, they will make this Prospectus, and any amendment or supplement to this
Prospectus, available to any broker-dealer that requests such documents in the
Letter of Transmittal.
 
    Each Holder of the Original Notes who wishes to exchange its Original Notes
for Exchange Notes in the Exchange Offer will be required to make certain
representations to the Issuers as set forth in "The Exchange Offer--Terms and
Conditions of the Letter of Transmittal." In addition, each Holder who is a
broker-dealer and who receives Exchange Notes for its own account in exchange
for Original Notes that were acquired by it as a result of market-making
activities or other trading activities, will be required to acknowledge that it
will deliver a prospectus in connection with any resale by it of such Exchange
Notes.
 
    The Issuers will not receive any proceeds from any sale of Exchange Notes by
broker-dealers. Exchange Notes received by broker-dealers for their own account
pursuant to the Exchange Offer may be sold from time to time in one or more
transactions in the over-the-counter market, in negotiated transactions, through
the writing of options on the Exchange Notes or a combination of such methods of
resale, at market prices prevailing at the time of resale, at prices related to
such prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. Any such resale may be
made directly to purchasers or to or through brokers or dealers who may receive
compensation in the form of commissions or concessions from any such broker-
dealer and/or the purchasers of any such Exchange Notes. Any broker-dealer that
resells Exchange Notes that were received by it for its own account pursuant to
the Exchange Offer and any broker or dealer that participates in a distribution
of such Exchange Notes may be deemed to be an "underwriter" within the meaning
of the Securities Act and any profit on any such resale of Exchange Notes and
any commissions or concessions received by any such persons may be deemed to be
underwriting compensation under the Securities Act. The Letter of Transmittal
states that by acknowledging that it will deliver and by delivering a
prospectus, a broker-dealer will not be deemed to admit that it is an
"underwriter" within the meaning of the Securities Act.
 
    The Issuers have agreed to pay all expenses incidental to the Exchange Offer
other than commissions and concessions of any brokers or dealers and will
indemnify Holders of the Notes (including any broker-dealers) against certain
liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, as set forth in the
Registration Rights Agreement.
 
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                                 LEGAL MATTERS
 
   
    The validity of the Exchange Notes will be passed upon for the Issuers by
Willkie Farr & Gallagher, One Citicorp Center, 153 East 53rd Street, New York,
New York 10022, and with respect to certain matters under the laws of the State
of New Jersey, Graham, Curtin & Sheridan, a Professional Association, 4
Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, New Jersey 07962.
    
 
                                    EXPERTS
 
   
    The consolidated financial statements and schedule of Trump AC and the
financial statement of Funding II included in this Registration Statement have
been audited by Arthur Andersen LLP, independent public accountants, as
indicated in their reports with respect thereto, and are included herein in
reliance upon the authority of said firm as experts in giving said reports.
    
 
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         INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULE
 
   
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Trump Atlantic City Associates and Subsidiaries
  Report of Independent Public Accountants.................................................................        F-2
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 1996 and 1997.............................................        F-3
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997...............        F-4
  Consolidated Statements of Capital for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997..................        F-5
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997...............        F-6
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements...............................................................        F-8
 
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
  Report of Independent Public Accountants.................................................................       F-23
  Balance Sheet as of December 31, 1997....................................................................       F-24
  Notes to Balance Sheet...................................................................................       F-25
 
Financial Statement Schedule
  Report of Independent Public Accountants.................................................................        S-1
  Schedule II--Valuation and Qualifying Accounts for the Years Ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997......        S-2
</TABLE>
    
 
                                      F-1
<PAGE>
                    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
 
To Trump Atlantic City Associates and Subsidiaries:
 
    We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Trump
Atlantic City Associates and Subsidiaries (a New Jersey general partnership) as
of December 31, 1996 and 1997, and the related consolidated statements of
operations, capital and cash flows for each of the three years in the period
ended December 31, 1997. These consolidated financial statements are the
responsibility of the management of Trump Atlantic City Associates and
Subsidiaries. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial
statements based on our audits.
 
    We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
    In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly,
in all material respects, the financial position of Trump Atlantic City
Associates and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 1996 and 1997, and the results of
their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period
ended December 31, 1997, in conformity with generally accepted accounting
principles.
 
                                          ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
 
ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY
FEBRUARY 5, 1998
 
                                      F-2
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                           DECEMBER 31, 1996 AND 1997
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                              1996       1997
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
<S>                                                                                         <C>        <C>
                                                     ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash and cash equivalents...............................................................  $  71,320  $ 114,879
  Trade receivables, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $17,355 and $17,095,
    respectively (Note 2).................................................................     39,087     47,417
  Accounts receivable, other (Note 5).....................................................      6,144      9,061
  Inventories.............................................................................      9,393      9,880
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets...............................................      6,495      7,319
  Due from affiliates, net (Note 7).......................................................      5,237     21,880
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Total current assets..................................................................    137,676    210,436
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT (Notes 2, 5 and 7):
  Land and land improvements..............................................................    159,390    171,364
  Buildings and building improvements.....................................................  1,280,947  1,334,794
  Furniture, fixtures and equipment.......................................................    194,050    217,623
  Leasehold improvements..................................................................      2,404      2,404
  Construction in progress................................................................     23,067      1,404
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
                                                                                            1,659,858  1,727,589
  Less--Accumulated depreciation and amortization.........................................   (203,591)  (267,539)
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Net property and equipment............................................................  1,456,267  1,460,050
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
OTHER ASSETS:
  Deferred bond issuance costs, net of accumulated amortization of $5,052 and $11,613,
    respectively
    (Note 3)..............................................................................     39,153     36,842
  Other Assets............................................................................     25,910     31,745
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Total other assets....................................................................     65,063     68,587
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Total assets..........................................................................  $1,659,006 $1,739,073
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
                                            LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Current maturities of long-term debt (Note 3)...........................................  $   9,410  $   6,964
  Accounts payable........................................................................     22,598     23,392
  Accrued payroll.........................................................................     16,653     17,759
  Self-insurance reserves (Note 5)........................................................      9,911     10,508
  Accrued interest payable (Note 3).......................................................     23,160     23,850
  Other accrued expenses..................................................................     25,202     14,908
  Other current liabilities...............................................................      3,578      6,911
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Total current liabilities.............................................................    110,512    104,292
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Long-term debt, net of current maturities (Note 3)......................................  1,207,795  1,300,027
  Other long-term liabilities.............................................................      8,841      6,815
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Total non-current liabilities.........................................................  1,216,636  1,306,842
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
    Total liabilities.....................................................................  1,327,148  1,411,134
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 5):
CAPITAL:
  Partners' Capital.......................................................................    363,646    373,790
  Accumulated Deficit.....................................................................    (31,788)   (45,851)
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
  Total Capital...........................................................................    331,858    327,939
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
  Total liabilities and capital...........................................................  $1,659,006 $1,739,073
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
                                                                                            ---------  ---------
</TABLE>
 
         The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral
                part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-3
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
              FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995, 1996 AND 1997
 
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995              1996              1997
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
<S>                                                        <C>               <C>               <C>
REVENUES:
Gaming...................................................    $    298,073      $    752,228      $    889,116
Rooms....................................................          19,986            68,214            81,619
Food and Beverage........................................          44,602            98,635           114,597
Other....................................................           9,594            24,146            35,019
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Gross Revenues.......................................         372,255           943,223         1,120,351
Less-Promotional allowances..............................          45,077           113,743           138,085
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Net Revenues.........................................         327,178           829,480           982,266
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Gaming...................................................         164,396           453,841           555,457
Rooms....................................................           8,656            22,690            28,229
Food and Beverage........................................          12,605            31,923            37,233
General and Administrative...............................          65,521           147,464           168,143
Depreciation and Amortization............................          16,213            60,870            66,018
Preopening...............................................         --                  4,145           --
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
                                                                  267,391           720,933           855,080
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Income from operations...............................          59,787           108,547           127,186
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
NON-OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE):
Interest income..........................................           1,003             2,339             2,891
Interest expense (Note 3)................................         (44,264)         (114,461)         (144,140)
Non-operating income (expense)(Note 4)...................          (5,743)           14,194           --
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Non-operating expense, net...........................         (49,004)          (97,928)         (141,249)
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
Income (loss) before extraordinary items.................          10,783            10,619           (14,063)
Extraordinary loss.......................................          (9,250)          (59,132)          --
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
Net income (loss)........................................    $      1,533      $    (48,513)     $    (14,063)
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
</TABLE>
 
         The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral
                part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-4
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
                       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CAPITAL
              FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995, 1996 AND 1997
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                           RETAINED
                                                                                          EARNINGS/
                                                                             PARTNERS'   (ACCUMULATED
                                                                              CAPITAL      DEFICIT)      TOTAL
                                                                             ----------  ------------  ----------
<S>                                                                          <C>         <C>           <C>
Balance, December 31, 1994.................................................  $  (78,772)  $   15,192   $  (63,580)
Capital Contributed by Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. .......     172,859           --      172,859
Net Income.................................................................          --        1,533        1,533
                                                                             ----------  ------------  ----------
Balance, December 31, 1995.................................................      94,087       16,725      110,812
Capital Contributed by Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P.........     269,559           --      269,559
Net Loss...................................................................          --      (48,513)     (48,513)
                                                                             ----------  ------------  ----------
Balance, December 31, 1996.................................................     363,646      (31,788)     331,858
Capital Contributed by Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P.........      10,144           --       10,144
Net Loss...................................................................          --      (14,063)     (14,063)
                                                                             ----------  ------------  ----------
Balance, December 31, 1997.................................................  $  373,790   $  (45,851)  $  327,939
                                                                             ----------  ------------  ----------
                                                                             ----------  ------------  ----------
</TABLE>
    
 
         The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral
                part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-5
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
              FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995, 1996 AND 1997
                     (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT FOR SHARE DATA)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995              1996              1997
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
<S>                                                        <C>               <C>               <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income (loss)......................................     $    1,533        $  (48,513)       $  (14,063)
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash
    flows provided by operating activities:
    Noncash charges:
      Extraordinary loss.................................          9,250            59,132                --
      Depreciation and amortization......................         16,213            60,870            66,018
      Accretion of discount on indebtedness..............          1,130               132                68
      Amortization of deferred loan offering costs.......          1,791             5,588             6,561
      Provision for losses on receivables................          1,057             8,599             7,399
      Utilization of CRDA credits and donations..........            388                --                53
      Valuation allowance of CRDA investments............         (1,098)            3,013             3,762
    Increase in receivables..............................         (8,318)          (20,296)          (20,944)
    Decrease (increase) in inventories...................            371                47              (486)
    Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other
      current assets.....................................           (765)            1,495              (408)
    Decrease (increase) in other assets..................          6,283            (2,309)               97
    Decrease in amounts due from affiliates..............         (1,504)           (3,668)          (16,643)
    Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued
      expenses and other current liabilities.............            592           (16,153)           (3,775)
    Decrease in other long-term liabilities..............             --            (1,430)           (2,438)
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Net cash flows provided by operating activities......         26,923            46,507            25,201
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
    Purchases of property and equipment..................       (109,756)         (193,000)          (56,368)
    Purchases of CRDA investments........................         (3,178)           (6,725)           (8,723)
    Purchase of Taj Holding, net cash received...........             --            46,714                --
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Net cash flows used in investing activities..........       (112,934)         (153,011)          (65,091)
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
    Cost of issuing debt.................................             --           (41,042)           (4,254)
    Issuance of Trump AC Mortgage Notes..................             --         1,200,000            95,605
    Retirement of long-term debt.........................             --        (1,156,836)               --
    Retirement of NatWest Loan...........................             --           (36,500)               --
    Additional Borrowings................................          4,218             6,170             3,440
    Payments and current maturities of long-term debt....         (4,527)          (14,690)          (11,342)
    Redemption of PIK Notes..............................        (81,746)               --                --
    Contributed Capital by Trump Hotel and Casino Resorts
      Holdings, L.P......................................        172,859           204,785                --
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Net cash flows provided by financing activities......         90,804           161,887            83,449
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS................          4,793            55,383            43,559
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR...........         11,144            15,937            71,320
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR.................     $   15,937        $   71,320        $  114,879
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-6
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
              FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995, 1996 AND 1997
               (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT FOR SHARE DATA) (CONTINUED)
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995              1996              1997
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
<S>                                                        <C>               <C>               <C>
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:
 
    - During 1996 and 1997, THCR Holdings purchased
     certain parcels of land amounting to $14,455 and
     $10,144, respectively and contributed the parcels to
     Trump AC.
 
    - Equipment purchased under capital leases...........     $    3,317        $    9,994        $    3,569
 
    - Cash paid during the year for interest.............     $   36,936        $  138,128        $  128,617
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
                                                           ----------------  ----------------  ----------------
    Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Activities:
 
    - During 1996, THCR purchased all of the capital stock of Taj Holding for $31,181 in cash and 323,423
     shares of its common stock valued at $9,319. In addition, the contribution by Trump of his 50% interest in
     Taj Associates amounting to $40,500, net of the $10,000 payment to Bankers Trust, was recorded as minority
     interest. In conjunction with the acquisition, the accumulated deficit amounting to $108,574 was recorded
     as an increase to Property, Plant & Equipment.
    - This transaction has been recorded by Trump AC:
        Fair Value of net assets acquired....................................................     $1,005,816
        Cash paid for the capital stock and payment to Bankers Trust.........................        (41,181)
        Minority interest of Trump...........................................................        (30,500)
                                                                                               ----------------
          Liabilities assumed................................................................     $  934,135
</TABLE>
    
 
    - In connection with the purchase of the Specified Parcels, in 1996 THCR
      issued 500,000 shares of its common stock valued at $10,500, and
      contributed the Specified Parcels to Trump AC.
 
         The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral
                part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-7
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
                   NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
(1) ORGANIZATION
 
    The accompanying consolidated financial statements include those of Trump
Atlantic City Associates ("Trump AC"), a New Jersey general partnership formerly
known as Trump Plaza Holding Associates, and its subsidiaries, Trump Plaza
Associates, a New Jersey general partnership ("Plaza Associates"), which owns
and operates the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino located in Atlantic City, New
Jersey ("Trump Plaza"), Trump Taj Mahal Associates, a New Jersey general
partnership ("Taj Associates"), which owns and operates the Trump Taj Mahal
Casino Resort located in Atlantic City, New Jersey (the "Taj Mahal"), Trump
Atlantic City Funding, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Trump AC Funding"), Trump
Atlantic City Funding II, ("Trump AC Funding II"), Trump Atlantic City Funding
III, Inc. ("Trump AC Funding III)", Trump Atlantic City Corporation, a Delaware
Corporation ("TACC"), Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., a New Jersey limited
liability company ("Trump Services"), and Trump Communications, L.L.C., a New
Jersey limited liability company. Trump AC's sole sources of liquidity are
distributions in respect of its interests in Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates. Trump AC is owned by Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P., a
Delaware limited partnership ("THCR Holdings") (See below). Trump AC and Trump
AC Funding have no independent operations and, therefore, their ability to
service debt is dependent upon the successful operations of Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates. There are no restrictions on the ability of the guarantors (the
"Subsidiary Guarantors") of the Trump AC Mortgage Notes (as defined below) to
distribute funds to Trump AC.
 
    The separate financial statements of the Subsidiary Guarantors have not been
included because (i) the Subsidiary Guarantors constitute all of Trump AC's
direct and indirect subsidiaries; (ii) the Subsidiary Guarantors have fully and
unconditionally guaranteed the Trump AC Mortgage Notes on a joint and several
basis; (iii) the aggregate assets, liabilities, earnings and equity of the
Subsidiary Guarantors are substantially equivalent to the assets, liabilities,
earnings and equity of Trump AC on a consolidated basis; and (iv) the separate
financial and other disclosures concerning the Subsidiary Guarantors are not
deemed material to investors. The assets and operations of the nonguarantor
subsidiaries are not significant.
 
    All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated
in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. The minority interests in
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates have not been separately reflected in the
consolidated financial statements of Trump AC since they are not material.
 
    Trump AC was formed in February 1993. On June 12, 1995, Trump Hotels &
Casino Resorts, Inc., ("THCR"), completed a public offering of 10,000,000 shares
of common stock (the "Common Stock"), at $14.00 per share (the "Stock Offering")
for gross proceeds of $140,000,000. Concurrently with the Stock Offering, Trump
Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. ("THCR Holdings"), a then 60% subsidiary
of THCR, issued 15 1/2% Senior Secured Notes (the "Senior Secured Notes") for
gross proceeds of $155,000,000 (the "Note Offering" and, together with the Stock
Offerings, the "1995 Offerings"). From the proceeds from the Stock Offering,
THCR contributed $126,848,000 to THCR Holdings. THCR Holdings subsequently
contributed $172,859,000 to Trump AC.
 
    Prior to the 1995 Offerings, Donald J. Trump ("Trump") was the sole
stockholder of THCR and sole beneficial owner of THCR Holdings. Concurrent with
the 1995 Offerings, Trump contributed to THCR Holdings all of his beneficial
interest in Plaza Associates. Trump also contributed to THCR Holdings all of his
existing interest and rights to new gaming activities in both emerging and
established gaming jurisdictions, including Trump Indiana but excluding his
interests in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (the "Taj Mahal") and Trump's
Castle Casino Resort.
 
                                      F-8
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(1) ORGANIZATION (CONTINUED)
    On April 17, 1996, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, as amended
(the "Taj Merger Agreement"), between THCR and Taj Mahal Holding Corp. ("Taj
Holding"), each outstanding share of Class A Common Stock of Taj Holding (the
"Taj Holding Class A Common Stock"), which in the aggregate represented 50% of
the economic interest in Taj Associates, was converted into the right to
receive, at each holder's election, either (a) $30 in cash or (b) that number of
shares of Common Stock having a market value equal to $30. Trump held the
remaining 50% interest in Taj Associates and contributed such interest in Taj
Associates to Trump AC in exchange for limited partnership interests in THCR
Holdings. In addition, the outstanding shares of Taj Holding's Class C Common
Stock, all of which were held by Trump, were canceled in connection with the Taj
Merger. The following transactions occurred in connection with the Taj Merger
(collectively referred to as the "Taj Merger Transaction"):
 
        (a) the payment of an aggregate of $31,181,000 in cash and the issuance
    of 323,423 shares of THCR Common Stock to the holders of Taj Holding Class A
    Common Stock pursuant to the Taj Merger Agreement;
 
        (b) the contribution by Trump to Trump AC of all of his direct and
    indirect ownership interests in Taj Associates, and the contribution by THCR
    to Trump AC of all of its indirect ownership interests in Taj Associates
    acquired in the Taj Merger Transaction;
 
        (c) the public offerings by (i) THCR of 12,500,000 shares of Common
    Stock (plus 750,000 shares of Common Stock issued in connection with the
    partial exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option) (the "1996
    Stock Offering") for net proceeds of $386,062,000 and (ii) Trump AC and
    Trump Atlantic City Funding, Inc. ("Trump AC Funding"), Trump AC's wholly
    owned finance subsidiary, of $1,200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of
    11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes due 2006 (the "Trump AC Mortgage Notes") (the
    "1996 Notes Offering" and together with the 1996 Stock Offering, the "1996
    Offerings");
 
        (d) the redemption of the outstanding shares of Taj Holding's Class B
    Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, immediately prior to the Taj Merger
    Transaction for $.50 per share in accordance with its terms;
 
        (e) the redemption of the outstanding 11.35% Mortgage Bonds, Series A,
    due 1999 of Trump Taj Mahal Funding, Inc. (the "Taj Bonds");
 
        (f) the retirement of the outstanding 10 7/8% Mortgage Notes due 2001 of
    Trump Plaza Funding, Inc.;
 
        (g) the satisfaction of the indebtedness of Taj Associates under its
    loan agreement with National Westminster Bank USA;
 
        (h) the purchase of certain real property used in the operation of the
    Taj Mahal that was leased from a corporation wholly owned by Trump (the
    "Specified Parcels");
 
        (i) the purchase of certain real property used in the operation of Trump
    Plaza that was leased from an unaffiliated third party;
 
        (j) the payment to Bankers Trust Company ("Bankers Trust") to obtain
    releases of liens and guarantees that Bankers Trust had in connection with
    indebtedness owed by Trump to Bankers Trust; and
 
                                      F-9
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(1) ORGANIZATION (CONTINUED)
        (k) the issuance to Trump of warrants (the "Trump Warrants") to purchase
    an aggregate of 1.8 million shares of Common Stock, (i) 600,000 shares of
    which may be purchased on or prior to April 17, 1999, at $30 per share, (ii)
    600,000 shares of which may be purchased on or prior to April 17, 2000, at
    $35 per share, and (iii) 600,000 shares of which may be purchased on or
    prior to April 17, 2001, at $40 per share.
 
    As a result of the contribution by Trump to Trump AC of his direct and
indirect ownership interests in Taj Associates and the contribution by THCR to
Trump AC of its indirect ownership interests in Taj Associates acquired in the
Taj Merger Transaction, together with THCR's contribution to THCR Holdings of
the proceeds from the 1996 Stock Offering. Trump's aggregate beneficial equity
interest in THCR Holdings decreased from approximately 40% to approximately 25%,
and THCR's aggregate beneficial equity interest in THCR Holdings increased from
approximately 60% to approximately 75%. Trump's limited partnership interest in
THCR Holdings represents his economic interest in the assets and operations of
THCR Holdings. In 1996, as a result of THCR Holdings acquisition of Castle
Associates, Trump's beneficial interest increased to 37% which is used to
calculate minority interest in 1996 and all subsequent periods. Due to the
acquisition of 1,706,500 shares of treasury stock during 1997, Trump's voting
interest in THCR increased to 38% as of December 31, 1997.
 
    The Taj Merger Transaction has been accounted for as a "purchase" for
accounting and reporting purposes and the results of Taj Associates have been
included in the accompanying financial statements since the date of acquisition.
Accordingly, the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net
assets acquired ($200,782,000), which was allocated to land ($7,979,000) and
building ($192,803,000) based on an appraisal on a pro rata basis, consists of
the following:
 
        (a) $40,500,000 representing the payment of $30.00 for each of the
    1,350,000 shares of Taj Holding Class A Common Stock. Holders of 298,739
    shares of Taj Holding Class A Common Stock elected to receive 323,423 shares
    of THCR Common Stock and holders of 1,051,261 shares of Taj Holding Class A
    Common Stock elected to receive $31,181,000 in cash;
 
        (b) $40,500,000, representing the contribution by Trump to Trump AC (on
    behalf, and at the direction, of THCR Holdings) of all direct and indirect
    ownership interest in 50% of Taj Associates;
 
        (c) $9,900,000 of fees and expenses associated with the Taj Merger
    Transaction;
 
        (d) $108,574,000, representing the negative book value of Taj Associates
    at the date of the Taj Merger Transaction; and
 
        (e) $1,308,000 of closing costs associated with the purchase of the
    Specified Parcels.
 
    In connection with the Taj Merger Transaction, THCR purchased the Specified
Parcels from Trump Taj Mahal Realty Corp., a corporation owned by Trump, and Taj
Associates was released from its guarantee to First Union National Bank (the
"Guarantee"). The aggregate cost of acquiring the Specified Parcels was
$50,600,000 in cash and 500,000 shares of THCR Common Stock valued at
$10,500,000 (an average value of $21.00 per share based on the price of the THCR
Common Stock several days before and after the date of the amended Taj Merger
Agreement). The obligation of Taj Associates which had been accrued with respect
to the Guarantee ($17,923,000) was eliminated. In addition, THCR exercised the
option to purchase a tower adjacent to Trump Plaza's main tower ("Trump Plaza
East") for $28,084,000, which amount has been included in land and building.
 
                                      F-10
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(1) ORGANIZATION (CONTINUED)
    Unaudited pro forma information, assuming that the Taj Merger had occurred
on January 1, 1996, is as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                  YEAR ENDED
                                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                                                     1996
                                                                                --------------
<S>                                                                             <C>
Net revenues..................................................................  $  984,789,000
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                --------------
Income from operations........................................................  $  115,504,000
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                --------------
Loss before extraordinary loss................................................  $  (11,906,000)
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                --------------
Extraordinary loss............................................................  $  (59,132,000)
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                --------------
Net income (loss).............................................................  $  (71,038,000)
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                --------------
</TABLE>
 
    The pro forma information is presented for informational purposes only and
does not purport to present what the results of operations would have been had
the Taj Merger Transaction, in fact, occurred on January 1, 1996 or to project
the results of operations for any future period.
 
(2) SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
    ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
    Trump AC has no operations, except for its ownership of Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates. Through these entities, Trump AC operates luxury casino hotels,
located on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City which provide high quality amenities
and services to its casino patrons and hotel guests. A substantial portion of
Trump AC's revenues are derived from its gaming operations. Competition in the
Atlantic City casino market is intense and management believes that this
competition will continue as more casinos are opened and new entrants into the
gaming industry become operational.
 
    The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the
reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
    REVENUE RECOGNITION
 
    Gaming revenues represent the net win from gaming activities which is the
difference between amounts wagered and amounts won by patrons. Revenue from
hotel and other services are recognized at the time the related service is
performed.
 
    Trump AC provides an allowance for doubtful accounts arising from casino,
hotel and other services, which is based upon a specific review of certain
outstanding receivables as well as historical collection information. In
determining the amount of the allowance, management is required to make certain
estimates and assumptions regarding the timing and amount of collection. Actual
results could differ from those estimates and assumptions.
 
                                      F-11
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(2) SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
    PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES
 
    The retail value of accommodations, food, beverage and other services
provided to customers without charge is included in gross revenue and deducted
as promotional allowances. The estimated departmental costs of providing such
promotional allowances are included in gaming costs and expenses as follows:
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                            YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31
                                                  -------------------------------------------
<S>                                               <C>            <C>            <C>
                                                      1995           1996           1997
                                                  -------------  -------------  -------------
Rooms...........................................  $   4,836,000  $  14,906,000  $  19,175,000
Food and Beverage...............................     22,868,000     54,754,000     63,644,000
Other...........................................      4,076,000     10,240,000     15,783,000
                                                  -------------  -------------  -------------
                                                  $  31,780,000  $  79,900,000  $  98,602,000
                                                  -------------  -------------  -------------
                                                  -------------  -------------  -------------
</TABLE>
    
 
    INVENTORIES
 
    Inventories of provisions and supplies are carried at the lower of cost
(weighted average) or market.
 
    PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
    Property and equipment is carried at cost and is depreciated on the
straight-line method using rates based on the following estimated useful lives:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Buildings and building improvements.........................  40 years
Furniture, fixtures and equipment...........................  3-10 years
Leasehold improvements......................................  10-40 years
</TABLE>
 
    During the second quarter of 1997, Trump AC revised its estimates of the
useful lives of buildings, building improvements and furniture and fixtures
which were acquired in 1996. Buildings and building improvements were
reevaluated to have a forty year life and furniture and fixtures were determined
to have a seven year life. Trump AC believes these changes more appropriately
reflect the timing of the economic benefits to be received from these assets
during their estimated useful lives. For the year ended December 31, 1997, the
net effect of applying these new lives was to increase net income by $5,995,000.
 
    LONG-LIVED ASSETS
 
    The provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 121
"Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets" ("SFAS No. 121") requires,
among other things, that an entity review its long-lived assets and certain
related intangibles for impairment whenever changes in circumstances indicate
that the carrying amount of an asset may not be fully recoverable. Impairment of
long-lived assets exists if, at a minimum, the future expected cash flows
(undiscounted and without interest charges) from an entity's operations are less
than the carrying value of these assets. Trump AC does not believe that any such
changes have occurred.
 
                                      F-12
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(2) SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
    INCOME TAXES
 
    State income taxes are recorded in accordance with Statement of Financial
Accounting Standards No. 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes" ("SFAS No. 109").
SFAS No. 109 requires recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the
expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the
financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax assets and
liabilities are determined based on the difference between the financial
statement and the tax basis of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates.
 
    The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include a
provision for federal income taxes since any income or losses are allocated to
the partners and are reportable for federal income tax purposes by the partners.
 
    Under the New Jersey Casino Control Act (the "Casino Control Act"), both
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates are required to file a New Jersey
corporation business tax return. For New Jersey State Income Tax purposes, Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates have net operating loss carry-forwards of
approximately $100,000,000 and $225,000,000, respectively. No tax benefit has
been reflected in the accompanying financial statements for those losses as
utilization of such carryforwards are not considered more likely than not.
 
    STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
    For purposes of the statements of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents
include hotel and casino funds, funds on deposit with banks and temporary
investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less.
 
    RECLASSIFICATIONS
 
    Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year financial statements
to conform to the current year presentation.
 
                                      F-13
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(3) LONG-TERM DEBT
 
    Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                 DECEMBER 31,      DECEMBER 31,
                                                                                     1996              1997
                                                                               ----------------  ----------------
<S>                                                                            <C>               <C>
Trump AC Mortgage Notes (11 1/4 First Mortgage Notes, due 2006) (a)..........  $  1,200,000,000  $  1,200,000,000
Trump AC Mortgage Notes (11 1/4 First Mortgage Notes, due 2006), net of
  unamortized discount of $2,900,000 (a).....................................                --        72,100,000
Trump AC Mortgage Notes (11 1/4 First Mortgage Notes, due 2006), net of
  unamortized discount of $1,427,000 (a).....................................                --        23,573,000
Mortgage notes payable (b)...................................................         3,407,000         3,229,000
Capitalized lease obligations (c)............................................        13,798,000         8,089,000
                                                                               ----------------  ----------------
                                                                                  1,217,205,000     1,306,991,000
Less--current maturities.....................................................         9,410,000         6,964,000
                                                                               ----------------  ----------------
                                                                               $  1,207,795,000  $  1,300,027,000
                                                                               ----------------  ----------------
                                                                               ----------------  ----------------
</TABLE>
 
- ------------------------
 
   
(a) On April 17, 1996, Trump AC together with Trump AC Funding, a wholly owned
    subsidiary of Trump AC, issued the Trump AC Mortgage Notes in an aggregate
    principal amount of $1,200,000,000 which bear interest at 11.25% and are due
    May 1, 2006. Interest on the Trump AC Mortgage Notes is due semi-annually on
    each May 1 and November 1, commencing on November 1, 1996. The Trump AC
    Mortgage Notes are guaranteed as to payment of principal and interest on a
    full and unconditional and joint and several basis by Taj Associates, Plaza
    Associates, Trump AC and all future subsidiaries of Trump AC (other than
    Trump AC Funding). The Trump AC Mortgage Notes are jointly and severally
    secured by mortgages representing a first lien and security interest on
    substantially all of the assets of Taj Associates and Plaza Associates.
    
 
   The indenture pursuant to which the Trump AC Mortgage Notes were issued
    restricts the ability of Trump AC and its subsidiaries to make distributions
    or to pay dividends, as the case may be, unless certain financial ratios are
    achieved. In addition, the ability of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates to
    make payments of dividends or distributions (except for payment of interest)
    through Trump AC to THCR Holdings may be restricted by the CCC.
 
   
   On December 10, 1997, Trump AC together with Trump AC Funding II, a wholly
    owned subsidiary of Trump AC, issued Trump AC Mortgage Notes in an aggregate
    principal amount of $75,000,000 which bear interest at 11.25% and are due
    May 1, 2006. Interest on the Trump AC Mortgage Notes is due semi-annually on
    each May 1 and November 1. The Trump AC Mortgage Notes are guaranteed as to
    payment of principal and interest on a full and unconditional and joint and
    several basis by Taj Associates, Plaza Associates, Trump AC and all future
    subsidiaries of Trump AC (other than Trump AC Funding). The Trump AC
    Mortgage Notes are jointly and severally secured by mortgages representing a
    first lien and security interest on substantially all of the assets of Taj
    Associates and Plaza Associates.
    
 
   On December 10, 1997, Trump AC together with Trump AC Funding III, a wholly
    owned subsidiary of Trump AC, issued Trump AC Mortgage Notes in an aggregate
    principal amount of $25,000,000 which
 
                                      F-14
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(3) LONG-TERM DEBT (CONTINUED)
   
    bear interest at 11.25% and are due May 1, 2006. Interest on the Trump AC
    Mortgage Notes is due semi-annually on each May 1 and November 1. The Trump
    AC Mortgage Notes are guaranteed as to payment of principal and interest on
    a full and unconditional and joint and several basis by Taj Associates,
    Plaza Associates, Trump AC and all future subsidiaries of Trump AC (other
    than Trump AC Funding). The Trump AC Mortgage Notes are jointly and
    severally secured by mortgages representing a first lien and security
    interest on substantially all of the assets of Taj Associates and Plaza
    Associates.
    
 
   Underwriting costs, legal and accounting fees, printing costs and other
    expenses of $45,296,000 associated with the issuance of the Trump AC
    Mortgage Notes are being amortized using the effective interest method over
    the term of the Trump AC Mortgage Notes. Amortization is included in
    interest expense in the accompanying statements of operations and totaled
    $5,052,000 and $6,561,000 from the date of issuance through December 31,
    1996 and for the year ended December 31, 1997, respectively.
 
(b) Interest on these notes is payable with interest rates ranging from 8.5% to
    10.5%. The notes are due at various dates between 1998 and 2012 and are
    secured by certain real property.
 
(c) Interest on these leases are payable with interest rate ranging from 7.9% to
    13.5%. The leases are due at various dates between 1998 and 2000 and are
    secured by equipment.
 
   Future minimum payments under capital leases (principal portion included in
    the table below of debt maturities) are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                                <C>
1998.............................................................  $  6,808,000
1999.............................................................     2,417,000
2000.............................................................       309,000
                                                                   ------------
Total Minimum Payments...........................................     8,806,000
Less--Amount representing interest...............................       717,000
                                                                   ------------
Present Value of minimum lease payments..........................  $  8,089,000
                                                                   ------------
                                                                   ------------
</TABLE>
 
    The aggregate maturities of long-term debt as of December 31, 1997 are as
follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                                <C>
1998.............................................................  $     6,964,000
1999.............................................................        2,755,000
2000.............................................................          361,000
2001.............................................................           63,000
2002.............................................................           68,000
Thereafter.......................................................    1,296,780,000
                                                                   ---------------
                                                                   $ 1,306,991,000
                                                                   ---------------
                                                                   ---------------
</TABLE>
 
   The ability of Trump AC to repay its long-term debt when due will depend on
    the ability of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates to generate cash from
    operations sufficient for such purposes or on the ability of Trump AC to
    refinance such indebtedness. Cash Flow from operations may not be sufficient
    to repay a substantial portion of the principal amount of the Trump AC
    Mortgage Notes upon maturity in 2006. The future operating performance and
    the ability to refinance such indebtedness will
 
                                      F-15
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(3) LONG-TERM DEBT (CONTINUED)
    be subject to the then prevailing economic conditions, industry conditions
    and numerous other financial, business and other factors, many of which are
    beyond the control of Trump AC. There can be no assurance that the future
    operating performance of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates will be
    sufficient to meet these repayment obligations or that the general state of
    the economy, the status of the capital markets generally or the
    receptiveness of the capital markets to the gaming industry will be
    conducive to refinancing or other attempts to raise capital.
 
(4) NON-OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE)
 
    Non-operating income (expense) in 1995 and 1996 included $3,939,000 and
$806,000, respectively, of costs associated with Trump Plaza East and Trump
World's Fair (see Note 7), net of miscellaneous non-operating credits.
 
    During 1996, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates each entered into an
agreement with Atlantic Thermal Systems, Inc. ("Atlantic Thermal") pursuant to
which Atlantic Thermal was granted an exclusive license to use, operate and
maintain certain steam and chilled water production facilities located at Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates. In consideration for the license, Atlantic
Thermal paid Plaza Associates and Taj Associates a $15,000,000 non-refundable
license fee. This amount has been included in other non-operating income in the
accompanying financial statements.
 
(5) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
    LEASES AND EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
    Pursuant to the acquisition of Trump World's Fair described in Note 7, Plaza
Associates entered into an easement agreement with the New Jersey Sports and
Exposition Authority ("NJSEA"). Under the terms of the agreement, Plaza
Associates has an exclusive easement over, in and through portions of the old
Atlantic City Convention Center. The easement is for a 25-year term with annual
payments of $2,000,000, adjusted every five years for changes in the Consumer
Price Index.
 
    Trump AC leases certain property (primarily land), office, warehouse space,
certain parking space, and various equipment under operating leases. Rent
expense for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997 was $3,609,000,
$7,200,000 and $7,129,000, respectively, of which $2,127,000, $1,981,000, and
$0, respectively, relates to affiliates.
 
    Future minimum lease payments under the noncancelable operating leases are
as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                    TOTAL
                                                                                --------------
<S>                                                                             <C>
1998..........................................................................  $    9,249,000
1999..........................................................................       6,703,000
2000..........................................................................       4,450,000
2001..........................................................................       3,747,000
2002..........................................................................       3,000,000
Thereafter....................................................................     111,000,000
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                $  138,149,000
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                --------------
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-16
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(5) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (CONTINUED)
    Certain of these leases contain options to purchase the leased properties at
various prices throughout the leased terms.
 
    As of December 31, 1997, Trump AC has entered into employment agreements
with certain key employees and had approximately $9,415,000 of commitments under
employee agreements. These commitments mature at various dates through 2001.
 
    Taj Associates received a permit under the Coastal Area Facilities Review
Act ("CAFRA") (which included a condition of Taj Associates' casino license)
that initially required Taj Associates begin construction of certain
improvements on the Steel Pier by October 1992, which improvements were to be
completed within 18 months of commencement. Taj Associates initially proposed a
concept to improve the Steel Pier, the estimated cost of which was $30,000,000.
Such concept was approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection, the agency which administers CAFRA. In March 1993, Taj Associates
obtained a modification of its CAFRA permit providing for the extension of the
required commencement and completion dates of the improvements to the Steel Pier
for one year, which has been renewed annually based upon an interim use of the
Steel Pier for an amusement park. Taj Associates received additional one-year
extensions of the required commencement and completion dates of the improvements
of the Steel Pier based upon the same interim use of the Steel Pier as an
amusement park pursuant to a sublease ("Pier Sublease") with an amusement park
operator. The pier sublease terminates on December 31, 1998 unless extended.
 
    CASINO LICENSE RENEWAL
 
    The operation of an Atlantic City hotel and casino is subject to significant
regulatory controls which affect virtually all of its operations. Under the
Casino Control Act, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates are required to maintain
certain licenses. Casino licenses must be renewed periodically, are not
transferable, are dependent on the financial stability of the licensee and can
be revoked at any time.
 
    In June 1995, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission ("CCC") renewed Plaza
Associates' and Taj Associates' licenses to operate Trump Plaza and the Taj
Mahal. The CCC renewed Plaza Associates' and Taj Associates' casino licenses for
a period of four years through 1999. In June 1996, the CCC granted TCS, an
initial casino license which, in July 1997, was renewed through July 1998. Upon
revocation, suspension for more than 120 days, or failure to renew the casino
license, the Casino Control Act provides for the mandatory appointment of a
conservator to take possession of the hotel and casino's business and property,
subject to all valid liens, claims and encumbrances.
 
    LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
    Plaza Associates, Taj Associates, its Partners, certain members of its
former Executive Committee, and certain of its employees, have been involved in
various legal proceedings. In general, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates have
agreed to indemnify such persons against any and all losses, claims, damages,
expenses (including reasonable costs, disbursements and counsel fees) and
liabilities (including amounts paid or incurred in satisfaction of settlements,
judgments, fines and penalties) incurred by them in said legal proceedings.
 
    Various legal proceedings are now pending against Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates. Plaza Associates and Taj Associates consider all such proceedings to
be ordinary litigation incident to the
 
                                      F-17
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(5) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (CONTINUED)
character of their business. Plaza Associates and Taj Associates believe that
the resolution of these claims will not, individually or in the aggregate, have
a material adverse effect on their financial condition or results of operations.
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates are also a party to various
administrative proceedings involving allegations that they have violated certain
provisions of the Casino Control Act. Plaza Associates and Taj Associates
believe that the final outcome of these proceedings will not, either
individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on their
financial condition, results of operations or on the ability of Plaza Associates
or Taj Associates to otherwise retain or renew any casino or other licenses
required under the Casino Control Act for the operation of the respective
properties.
 
    SELF-INSURANCE RESERVES
 
    Self-insurance reserves represent the estimated amounts of uninsured claims
related to employee health medical costs, workmen's compensation and personal
injury claims that have occurred in the normal course of business. These
reserves are established by management based upon specific review of open
claims, with consideration of incurred but not reported claims as of the balance
sheet date. The costs of the ultimate disposition of these claims may differ
from these reserve amounts.
 
    FEDERAL INCOME TAX EXAMINATION
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates are currently involved in examinations
with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") concerning Plaza Associates' federal
partnership income tax returns for the years 1989 through 1992 and Taj
Associates' federal partnership income tax returns for the tax years 1992 and
1993. While any adjustment which results from this examination could affect
Plaza Associates' and Taj Associates' state income tax returns, Plaza Associates
and Taj Associates do not believe that adjustments, if any, will have a material
adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.
 
    CASINO REINVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OBLIGATIONS
 
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Casino Control Act, Plaza Associates and
Taj Associates, must either obtain investment tax credits (as defined in the
Casino Control Act), in an amount equivalent to 1.25% of its gross casino
revenues, or pay an alternative tax of 2.5% of its gross casino revenues (as
defined in the Casino Control Act). Investment tax credits may be obtained by
making qualified investments or by the purchase of bonds at below market
interest rates from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority ("CRDA").
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates intend on satisfying their obligations
primarily by depositing funds to be used for the purchase of bonds. Plaza
Associates and Taj Associates are required to make quarterly deposits with the
CRDA based on 1.25% of its gross revenue. For the years ended December 31, 1995,
1996 and 1997, Trump AC charged to operations $1,141,000, $3,477,000 and
$3,789,000 respectively, to give effect to the below market interest rates
associated with CRDA bonds that have either been issued or are expected to be
issued from funds deposited. Additionally, for the years ended December 31,
1995, 1996 and 1997, Plaza Associates credited operations for $2,239,000,
$464,000 and $27,000, respectively, resulting from the recapture of the
valuation allowance on the CRDA receivable.
 
    In connection with Trump Plaza East (see Note 7), the CRDA has approved the
refund of up to $14,135,000 of qualifying deposits made by Plaza Associates.
Included in receivables at December 31, 1997,
 
                                      F-18
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(5) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (CONTINUED)
is a receivable from the CRDA of $5,115,000. While the receivable is fully
realizable by Plaza Associates, the amount of actual reimbursements Plaza
Associates will receive in any one year is limited to 75% and 50%, respectively,
of the amount of funds Plaza Associates deposited with the CRDA to cover its
Atlantic City non-housing and South Jersey obligations. Accordingly, Plaza
Associates has recorded $2,836,000 as a current receivable and $2,279,000 as
other assets in the accompanying financial statements.
 
    CONCENTRATIONS OF CREDIT RISKS
 
    In accordance with casino industry practice, Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates extend credit to a limited number of casino patrons, after extensive
background checks and investigations of credit worthiness. For the years ended
December 31, 1996 and 1997, approximately 49% of Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates casino receivables (before allowances) were from customers whose
primary residence is outside the United States, of which approximately 36% and
32%, respectively, represents credit extended to patrons from the Far East.
 
(6) EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates have a retirement savings plan (the
"Plan") for its nonunion employees under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue
Code. Employees are eligible to contribute up to 15% of their earnings to the
Plan and Plaza Associates and Taj Associates will match 50% of the first 5% of
an eligible employee's contributions. Trump AC recorded charges of $886,000,
$1,882,000 and $2,680,000 for matching contributions for the years ended
December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, respectively.
 
    Plaza Associates and Taj Associates make payments to various trusteed
multi-employer pension plans under industry-wide union agreements. The payments
are based on the hours worked by or gross wages paid to covered employees. Under
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Plaza Associates and Taj Associates
may be liable for their share of the plan's unfunded liabilities, if any, if the
plans are terminated. Based upon 1996 information, the most recent information
available, the combined withdrawal liability of Plaza Associates and Taj
Associates related to the most significant plan's unfunded status approximates
$3,071,000. Pension expense charged to operations for the years ended December
31, 1995, 1996 and 1997 was $423,000, $1,285,000 and $1,595,000 respectively.
 
                                      F-19
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(7) TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES
 
    Trump AC has engaged in certain transactions with Trump and entities that
are wholly or partially owned by Trump. Amounts receivable from (owed to) at
December 31 are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                     YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31
                                                                   ---------------------------
<S>                                                                <C>           <C>
                                                                       1996          1997
                                                                   ------------  -------------
Seashore Four Associates (a).....................................  $   (571,000) $          --
Castle Associates (b)............................................     1,689,000     20,964,000
Trump Casino Services, L.L.C. (b)................................            --             --
Trump Organization (b)...........................................       184,000        670,000
THCR Holdings (b)................................................     3,935,000        246,000
                                                                   ------------  -------------
                                                                   $  5,237,000  $  21,880,000
                                                                   ------------  -------------
                                                                   ------------  -------------
</TABLE>
 
- ------------------------
 
(a) Plaza Associates previously leased two parcels of land under long-term
    ground leases from Seashore Four Associates ("Seashore Four") and Trump
    Seashore Associates ("Seashore Associates"). In 1995 and 1996, Plaza
    Associates paid $950,000 and $1,000,000, respectively, to Seashore Four, and
    paid $1,195,000 and $981,000 in 1995 and 1996, respectively, to Seashore
    Associates. Plaza Associates purchased the tract from Seashore Associates in
    September 1996 and the tract from Seashore Four in January 1997 for
    $14,500,000 and $10,000,000, respectively.
 
(b) Trump Atlantic City Associates engages in various transactions with the
    other Atlantic City hotel/ casinos and related casino entities owned by
    Trump. These transactions are charged at cost or normal selling price in the
    case of retail items and include certain shared professional fees,
    insurance, and payroll costs as well as complimentary services offered to
    customers.
 
    TCS was formed on June 27, 1996 for the purpose of realizing cost savings
and operational synergies by consolidating certain administrative functions of,
and providing certain services to, Plaza Associates, Castle Associates and Taj
Associates.
 
    SERVICES AGREEMENT
 
    Pursuant to the terms of a Services Agreement with Trump Plaza Management
Corp. ("TPM"), a corporation beneficially owned by Trump, in consideration for
services provided, Plaza Associates paid TPM each year an annual fee of
$1,000,000 in equal monthly installments, and reimbursed TPM on a monthly basis
for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by TPM in performing its
obligations under such services agreement, up to certain amounts. Under such
services agreement, approximately $1,300,000 and $1,000,000 was charged to
expense for the years ended December 31, 1995 and 1996. The service agreement
was terminated in August 1996.
 
    Taj Associates had entered into a Services Agreement which provided that
Trump render to Taj Associates marketing, advertising, promotional and related
services with respect to the business operations of Taj Associates. In
consideration for the services to be rendered, Taj Associates was to pay an
annual fee equal to 1.5% of Taj Associates earnings before interest, taxes and
depreciation, as defined, less capital expenditures and partnership
distributions for such year, with a minimum base fee of $500,000 plus expenses.
For the year ended December 31, 1995 and for the period from January 1, 1996
through
 
                                      F-20
<PAGE>
                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(7) TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES (CONTINUED)
April 17, 1996, Taj Associates incurred $2,004,000 and $512,000, respectively,
under the Services Agreement.
 
    TRUMP PLAZA EAST
 
    Under an agreement with Midlantic National Bank, Trump had (i) an option to
acquire Trump Plaza East and (ii) had a lease agreement for Trump Plaza East
which would expire on June 30, 1998 requiring $260,000 per month in lease
payments. In October 1993, Plaza Associates assumed the option and the lease
agreement from Trump.
 
    Until such time as the Trump Plaza East Purchase Option was exercised or
expired, Plaza Associates was obligated, from and after the date it entered into
the Trump Plaza East Purchase Option, to pay the net expenses associated with
Trump Plaza East. During 1995 and for part of 1996, Plaza Associates incurred
approximately $2,340,000 and $1,100,000, respectively, of such expenses of which
$2,045,000 and $348,000, respectively, are included in non-operating expenses in
the accompanying consolidated financial statements.
 
    In connection with the Taj Merger Transaction described in Note 1, Plaza
Associates exercised its option to acquire Trump Plaza East. The purchase price
of $28,084,000 has been included in land and building in the accompanying
financial statements.
 
(8) FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
    The carrying amount of the following financial instruments approximates fair
value, as follows: (a) cash and cash equivalents, receivables and payables are
based on the short term nature of these financial instruments and (b) CRDA bonds
and deposits are based on the allowances to give effect to the below market
interest rates.
 
    The estimated fair values of other financial instruments are as follows:
 
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<CAPTION>
                                                                   DECEMBER 31, 1997
                                                           ----------------------------------
<S>                                                        <C>               <C>
                                                           CARRYING AMOUNT      FAIR VALUE
                                                           ----------------  ----------------
Trump AC Mortgage Notes..................................  $  1,200,000,000  $  1,170,000,000
Trump AC Funding II Mortgage Notes.......................  $     72,100,000  $     72,100,000
Trump AC Funding III Mortgage Notes......................  $     23,573,000  $     23,573,000
</TABLE>
 
    The fair values of the Trump AC Mortgage Notes are based on quoted market
prices as of December 31, 1997. The fair value of the Trump AC Funding II
Mortgage Notes and the Trump AC Funding III Mortgage Notes approximate the
carrying value based upon the short term nature of the period outstanding.
 
    There are no quoted market prices for other notes payable and a reasonable
estimate could not be made without incurring excessive costs.
 
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                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
(9) COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION--TRUMP AC FUNDING, TRUMP AC FUNDING II AND
    TRUMP AC FUNDING III
 
        Combined financial information relating to Trump AC Funding, Trump AC
    Funding II and Trump AC Funding III as of December 31, 1997 is as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                            <C>
Total Assets (including First Mortgage Notes receivable of
  $1,295,673,000 and related interest receivable)............  $1,318,861,000
                                                               -------------
                                                               -------------
Total Liabilities and Capital (including First Mortgage Notes
  payable of $1,295,673,000 and related interest payable)....  $1,318,861,000
                                                               -------------
                                                               -------------
Interest Income..............................................  $ 135,688,000
                                                               -------------
                                                               -------------
Interest Expense.............................................  $ 135,688,000
                                                               -------------
                                                               -------------
Net Income...................................................             --
                                                               -------------
                                                               -------------
</TABLE>
 
(10) SUBSEQUENT EVENT
 
    As discussed in Note 3, on December 10, 1997 Trump AC together with Trump AC
Funding II and Trump Funding III issued the Trump AC Mortgage Notes in an
aggregate principal amount of $75,000,000 and $25,000,000, respectively. Trump
AC is currently in the process of registering the Trump AC Funding II and Trump
AC Funding III Mortgage Notes. There are a number of risks that prospective
investors should consider, including (i) the high leverage and fixed charges of
Trump AC; (ii) Trump AC's holding company structure; (iii) the risk in
refinancing and repayment of indebtedness and Trump AC's need for additional
financing; (iv) the risk associated with a change of control; (v) the
restrictions imposed on certain activities by certain debt instruments; (vi) the
risk associated with the use of proceeds and (vii) the historical results of
Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal. See "Risk Factors" included elsewhere in this
Prospectus for a discussion of these and other factors.
 
                                      F-22
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                    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
    
 
   
To Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
    
 
   
    We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Trump Atlantic City
Funding II, Inc. (a Delaware Corporation) as of December 31, 1997. This balance
sheet is the responsibility of the management of Trump Atlantic City Funding II,
Inc. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this balance sheet based on
our audit.
    
 
   
    We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the balance sheet is free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall balance sheet presentation. We
believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
    
 
   
    In our opinion, the balance sheet referred to above presents fairly, in all
material respects, the financial position of Trump Atlantic City Funding II,
Inc. as of December 31, 1997, in conformity with generally accepted accounting
principles.
    
 
   
                                          ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
    
 
   
Roseland, New Jersey
February 5, 1998
    
 
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                      TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
                                 BALANCE SHEET
                               DECEMBER 31, 1997
    
 
   
                                     ASSETS
    
 
   
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Cash...........................................................................  $       10
Due from Trump Atlantic City Associates........................................  $72,100,000
                                                                                 ----------
        Total Assets...........................................................  $72,100,010
                                                                                 ----------
                                                                                 ----------
</TABLE>
    
 
   
                      LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
    
 
   
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<S>                                                                              <C>
11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006 net of discount of $2,900,000...  $72,100,000
                                                                                 ----------
Commitments and Contingencies
Common Stock, $.01 par value, 1,000 shares authorized, 100 shares issued and
  outstanding..................................................................  $        1
Additional paid in capital.....................................................           9
                                                                                 ----------
        Total Shareholder's Equity.............................................          10
                                                                                 ----------
        Total Liabilities and Shareholder's Equity.............................  $72,100,010
                                                                                 ----------
                                                                                 ----------
</TABLE>
    
 
   
  The accompanying notes to balance sheet are an integral part of this balance
                                     sheet.
    
 
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                      TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
                             NOTES TO BALANCE SHEET
                               DECEMBER 31, 1997
    
 
   
(1) ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS
    
 
   
    Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc. ("TAC II"), which is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Trump Atlantic City Associates ("Trump AC"), was formed on
November 18, 1997 to, together with Trump AC, raise funds through the issuance
and sale of debt securities for the benefit of Trump Taj Mahal Associates ("Taj
Associates") and Trump Plaza Associates ("Plaza Associates"). Trump AC is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. ("THCR
Holdings"), which in turn is a subsidiary of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.
("THCR").
    
 
   
    As TAC II and Trump AC have no operations, their ability to service their
debt is dependent upon the successful operations of Taj Associates and Plaza
Associates.
    
 
   
(2) ISSUANCE OF FIRST MORTGAGE NOTES
    
 
   
    On December 10, 1997, Trump AC and TAC II, collectively the issuers, issued
and sold $75,000,000 principal amount of 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes due 2006
(the "Offering"). Concurrent with the Offering, Trump AC and Trump Atlantic City
Funding III, Inc. ("TAC III") also issued and sold $25,000,000 principal amount
of 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes, due 2006. The TAC II Notes and the TAC III
Notes were issued and sold at a discount of $2,945,000 and $1,450,000,
respectively.
    
 
   
    Existing and prospective investors should consider among other things, (i)
the high leverage and fixed charges of Trump AC; (ii) the risk in refinancing
and repaying the indebtedness and Trump AC's need for additional financing;
(iii) Trump AC's holding company structure; (iv) the restrictions imposed on
certain activities by certain debt instruments; (v) the historical results; net
losses of Plaza Associates and Taj Associates; and (vi) risks associated with
the use of the net proceeds from the Offering, which will be used for further
renovations, improvements and acquisitions in Atlantic City with respect to
Plaza Associates and Taj Associates. There can be no assurance that Trump AC's
operations will be successful. See "Risk Factors" included elsewhere in this
Prospectus for a discussion of these and other factors.
    
 
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                         TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                      TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
 
    All tendered Original Notes, executed Letters of Transmittal, and other
related documents should be directed to the Exchange Agent. Requests for
assistance and for additional copies of the Prospectus, the Letter of
Transmittal and other related documents should be directed to the Exchange
Agent.
 
                               The Exchange Agent
                           for the Exchange Offer is
 
                         U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
 
                                 BY FACSIMILE:
                                 (612) 244-1537
                           Attention: Bernice Chapman
 
                             CONFIRM BY TELEPHONE:
                                 (612) 244-1572
 
                        BY REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL:
                         U.S. Bank National Association
                              180 East 5th Street
                           St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
                                Bernice Chapman
 
                           BY HAND/OVERNIGHT COURIER:
                         U.S. Bank National Association
                              180 East 5th Street
                           St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
                                Bernice Chapman
 
                                       OR
 
                              First Trust New York
                                100 Wall Street
                            Bond Window, 20th Floor
                            New York, New York 10005
<PAGE>
                                    PART II
 
                     INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
 
ITEM 20. INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS.
 
    Funding II, which is a Delaware corporation, is empowered by the Delaware
General Corporation Law, subject to the procedures and limitations stated
therein, to indemnify any person against expenses (including attorneys' fees),
judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred
by him in connection with any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or
proceeding in which such person is made a party by reason of his being or having
been a director, officer, employee or agent of Funding II. The statute provides
that indemnification pursuant to its provisions is not exclusive of other rights
of indemnification to which a person may be entitled under any by-law,
agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise. The
Certificate of Incorporation and by-laws of Funding II provide for
indemnification of the directors and officers of such entities to the full
extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law.
 
    Funding II maintains an insurance policy providing for indemnification of
its officers, directors and certain other persons against liabilities and
expenses incurred by any of them in certain stated proceedings and under certain
stated conditions.
 
ITEM 21. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.
 
(a) EXHIBITS
 
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<S>           <C>
3.1.1(19)     Certificate of Incorporation of Trump Atlantic City Funding, Inc. (formerly THCR
              Atlantic City Funding, Inc.).
 
3.1.2(19)     Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation of Trump Atlantic City
              Funding, Inc. (formerly THCR Atlantic City Funding, Inc.).
 
3.2(19)       By-Laws of Trump Atlantic City Funding, Inc. (formerly THCR Atlantic City
              Funding, Inc.).
 
3.3-3.7       Intentionally omitted.
 
3.8.1(5)      Partnership Agreement of Trump Atlantic City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza
              Holding Associates).
 
3.8.2(5)      Amendment No. 1 to the Partnership Agreement of Trump Atlantic City Associates
              (formerly Trump Plaza Holding Associates.).
 
3.8.3(12)     Amendment No. 2 to the Partnership Agreement of Trump Atlantic City Associates
              (formerly Trump Plaza Holding Associates).
 
3.8.4(20)     Amended and Restated Partnership Agreement of Trump Atlantic City Associates.
 
3.9.1(4)      Agreement and Plan of Merger between TP/GP Corp. and Trump Plaza Funding, Inc.
 
3.9.2(19)     Form of Second Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Trump
              Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P.
 
3.10*         Certificate of Incorporation of Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
 
3.11*         By-Laws of Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
 
3.12(24)      Certificate of Incorporation of Trump Atlantic City Funding III, Inc.
</TABLE>
 
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<S>           <C>
3.13(24)      By-Laws of Trump Atlantic City Funding III, Inc.
 
3.14*         Certificate of Incorporation of Trump Atlantic City Corporation, as amended.
 
3.15*         By-Laws of Trump Atlantic City Corporation.
 
3.16*         Certificate of Formation of Trump Casino Services, L.L.C.
 
3.17*         Operating Agreement of Trump Casino Services, L.L.C.
 
3.18*         Certificate of Formation of Trump Communications, L.L.C.
 
3.19*         Operating Agreement of Trump Communications, L.L.C.
 
3.20*         Third Amended and Restated Partnership Agreement of Trump Plaza Associates,
              dated April 17, 1996, by and between Trump Atlantic City Associates, Trump Plaza
              Funding, Inc. and Trump Taj Mahal Corporation (now known as Trump Atlantic City
              Corporation).
 
3.21*         Second Amended and Restated Partnership Agreement of Trump Taj Mahal Associates,
              dated April 17, 1996, by and between Trump Atlantic City Associates, TM/GP
              Corporation (now known as THCR/LP Corporation), Trump Taj Mahal Corporation (now
              known as Trump Atlantic City Corporation) and Trump Taj Mahal, Inc. (now known
              as Trump Casinos, Inc.).
 
4.1(5)        Mortgage Note Indenture, among Trump Plaza Funding, Inc., as issuer, Trump Plaza
              Associates, as guarantor, and First Bank National Association, as trustee.
 
4.2(5)        Indenture of Mortgage, between Trump Plaza Associates, as mortgagor, and Trump
              Plaza Funding, Inc., as mortgagee.
 
4.3(5)        Assignment Agreement between Trump Plaza Funding, Inc. and First Bank National
              Association, as trustee.
 
4.4(5)        Assignment of Operating Assets from Trump Plaza Associates to Trump Plaza
              Funding, Inc.
 
4.5(5)        Assignment of Leases and Rents from Trump Plaza Associates to Trump Plaza
              Funding, Inc.
 
4.6(5)        Indenture of Mortgage between Trump Plaza Associates and First Bank National
              Association, as trustee.
 
4.7(5)        Assignment of Leases and Rents from Trump Plaza Associates to First Bank
              National Association, as trustee.
 
4.8(5)        Assignment of Operating Assets from Trump Plaza Associates to First Bank
              National Association, as trustee.
 
4.9(5)        Trump Plaza Associates Note to Trump Plaza Funding, Inc.
 
4.10(5)       Mortgage Note Certificate (included in Exhibit 4.1).
 
4.11(5)       Pledge Agreement of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc., in favor and for the benefit of
              First Bank National Association, as trustee.
 
4.12-4.18     Intentionally omitted.
 
4.19.6(20)    Pledge Agreement, dated April 17, 1996, from Trump Atlantic City Associates, as
              pledgor, to First Bank National Association, as Senior Note Trustee.
</TABLE>
    
 
   
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<S>           <C>
4.26.1(20)    Indenture, among Trump Atlantic City Associates and Trump Atlantic City Funding,
              Inc., as issuers, Trump Plaza Associates, Trump Taj Mahal Associates and The
              Trump Taj Mahal Corporation, as guarantors, and First Bank National Association,
              as trustee.
 
4.27.1(20)    First Mortgage Note Certificate (included in Exhibit 4.26.1).
 
4.28.1(20)    Indenture of Mortgage and Security Agreement, among Trump Taj Mahal Associates,
              as mortgagor, and First Bank National Association, as collateral agent, as
              mortgagee.
 
4.28.2(20)    Indenture of Mortgage and Security Agreement, among Trump Plaza Associates, as
              mortgagor, and First Bank National Association, as collateral agent, as
              mortgagee.
 
4.29.1(20)    Assignment of Leases and Rents, among Trump Taj Mahal Associates, as assignor,
              and First Bank National Association, as collateral agent, as mortgagee.
 
4.29.2(20)    Assignment of Leases and Rents, among Trump Plaza Associates, as assignor, and
              First Bank National Association, as collateral agent, as mortgagee.
 
4.30.1(20)    Collateral Agency Agreement, among First Bank National Association, as
              collateral agent, and First Bank National Association, as trustee, Trump
              Atlantic City Associates, Trump Atlantic City Funding, Inc., the other secured
              parties signatory thereto and the guarantors under the First Mortgage Note
              Indenture.
 
4.31*         Indenture, dated as of December 10, 1997, by and among Trump Atlantic City
              Associates and Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc., as issuers, Trump Atlantic
              City Corporation, Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., Trump Communications, L.L.C.,
              Trump Plaza Associates and Trump Taj Mahal Associates, as guarantors, and U.S.
              Bank National Association, as trustee.
 
4.32*         Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of December 10, 1997, by and among Trump
              Atlantic City Associates and Trump Atlantic City Funding II, as issuers, Trump
              Atlantic City Corporation, Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., Trump Communications,
              L.L.C., Trump Plaza Associates and Trump Taj Mahal Associates, as guarantors,
              and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, as initial purchaser.
 
4.33(25)      Indenture, dated as of December 10, 1997, by and among Trump Atlantic City
              Associates and Trump Atlantic City Funding III, Inc., as issuers, Trump Atlantic
              City Corporation, Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., Trump Communications, L.L.C.,
              Trump Plaza Associates and Trump Taj Mahal Associates, as guarantors, and U.S.
              Bank National Association, as trustee.
 
4.34(24)      Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of December 10, 1997, by and among Trump
              Atlantic City Associates and Trump Atlantic City Funding III, as issuers, Trump
              Atlantic City Corporation, Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., Trump Communications,
              L.L.C., Trump Plaza Associates and Trump Taj Mahal Associates, as guarantors,
              and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, as initial purchaser.
 
4.35*         Indenture of Mortgage and Security Agreement by Trump Plaza Associates as
              mortgagor and U.S. Bank National Association (as Collateral Agent) as mortgagee.
 
4.36*         Indenture of Mortgage and Security Agreement by Trump Taj Mahal Associates as
              mortgagor and U.S. Bank National Association (as Collateral Agent) as mortgagee.
 
4.37*         Assignment of Leases and Rents by Trump Plaza Associates as assignor and U.S.
              Bank National Association (as Collateral Agent) as assignee.
 
4.38*         Assignment of Leases and Rents by Trump Taj Mahal Associates as assignor and
              U.S. Bank National Association (as Collateral Agent) as assignee.
</TABLE>
    
 
   
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<TABLE>
<S>           <C>
4.39*         Debtors' Consent by Trump Atlantic City Associates, Trump Atlantic City Funding
              II, Inc., Trump Atlantic City Corporation, Trump Plaza Associates, Trump Taj
              Mahal Associates, Trump Casino Services, L.L.C. and Trump Communications, L.L.C.
 
4.40(24)      Debtors' Consent by Trump Atlantic City Associates, Trump Atlantic City Funding
              III, Inc., Trump Atlantic City Corporation, Trump Plaza Associates, Trump Taj
              Mahal Associates, Trump Casino Services, L.L.C. and Trump Communications, L.L.C.
 
5.1           Opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
 
5.2           Opinion of Graham, Curtin & Sheridan.
 
8             Opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher with respect to certain tax matters.
 
10.1-10.6     Intentionally omitted.
 
10.7(7)       Employment Agreement between Trump Plaza Associates and Barry Cregan.
 
10.8-10.27    Intentionally omitted.
 
10.28(2)      Option Agreement, dated as of February 2, 1993, between Donald J. Trump and
              Trump Plaza Associates.
 
10.29         Intentionally omitted.
 
10.30(3)      Amended and Restated Services Agreement between Trump Plaza Associates and Trump
              Plaza Management Corp.
 
10.31-10.32   Intentionally omitted.
 
10.33(4)      Mortgage from Donald J. Trump, as nominee, to Albert Rothenberg and Robert
              Rothenberg, dated October 3, 1983.
 
10.34(4)      Mortgage made by Harrah's Associates to Adeline Bordonaro, dated January 28,
              1986.
 
10.35.1(4)    Mortgage from Trump Plaza Associates to The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance
              Company, dated October 5, 1990.
 
10.35.2(4)    Collateral Assignment of Leases from Trump Plaza Associates to The Mutual
              Benefit Life Insurance Company, dated October 5, 1990.
 
10.36-10.37   Intentionally omitted.
 
10.38(11)     Employment Agreement between Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. and
              Nicholas L. Ribis (with exhibits).
 
10.39.2(6)    Severance Agreement between Trump Plaza Associates and Robert M. Pickus.
 
10.39.4(18)   Employment Agreement between Robert M. Pickus and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts,
              Inc.
 
10.40(9)      Employment Contract, dated as of February 7, 1995, between Trump Plaza
              Associates and Kevin S. Smith.
 
10.41(9)      Employment Agreement between Trump Plaza Associates and James A. Rigot.
 
10.42(9)      Option and Right of First Offer Agreement between Trump Plaza Associates and
              Missouri Boardwalk Inc., dated June 24, 1993.
 
10.43(9)      Lease between Donald J. Trump and Missouri Boardwalk Inc., dated June 24, 1993.
 
10.44(9)      Sublease between Donald J. Trump and Missouri Boardwalk Inc., dated June 24,
              1993.
</TABLE>
    
 
   
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<S>           <C>
10.45(8)      Employment Agreement, dated August 1, 1994, between R. Bruce McKee and Trump Taj
              Mahal Associates.
 
10.46(11)     Executive Agreement among Donald J. Trump, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.
              and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P.
 
10.47-10.49   Intentionally omitted.
 
10.50(10)     Acquisition Agreement, dated April 27, 1995, between Trump Oceanview, Inc. and
              The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
 
10.51-10.55   Intentionally omitted.
 
10.56(10)     Agreement of Sublease between Donald J. Trump and Time Warner Entertainment
              Company, L.P., as amended.
 
10.57-10.62   Intentionally omitted.
 
10.63.2(20)   Third Amended and Restated Partnership Agreement of Trump Plaza Associates.
 
10.65.1(21)   Services Agreement, dated as of July 8, 1996, among Trump Plaza Associates,
              Trump Taj Mahal Associates and Trump Casino Services, L.L.C.
 
10.65.2(22)   Amended and Restated Service Agreement, dated as of October 23, 1996, by and
              among Trump Plaza Associates, Trump Taj Mahal Associates, Trump's Castle
              Associates, L.P. and Trump Casino Services, L.L.C.
 
10.66(21)     Thermal Energy Service Agreement, dated as of June 30, 1996, by and between
              Atlantic Jersey Thermal Systems, Inc. and Trump Taj Mahal Associates.
 
10.67(22)     Thermal Energy Service Agreement, dated as of September 26, 1996, by and between
              Atlantic Jersey Thermal Systems, Inc. and Trump Plaza Associates.
 
10.68(8)      Employment Agreement, dated December 10, 1993, between Larry W. Clark and Trump
              Taj Mahal Associates.
 
10.69(8)      Employment Agreement, dated August 1, 1994, between Walter F. Kohlross and Trump
              Taj Mahal Associates.
 
10.70(10)     Lease Agreement between Trump's Castle Associates and Trump Taj Mahal
              Associates, dated as of December 16, 1994.
 
10.71(13)     Employment Agreement, extended and modified, dated October 10, 1995, between
              Larry W. Clark and Trump Taj Mahal Associates.
 
10.71.1*      Second Amendment to Employment Agreement dated May 27, 1997, between Larry W.
              Clark and Trump Taj Mahal Associates.
 
10.72(15)     Employment Agreement, dated October 25, 1995, between Rodolfo E. Prieto and
              Trump Taj Mahal Associates.
 
10.73(23)     Employment Agreement, dated October 14, 1996, between Trump Taj Mahal Associates
              and Patrick J. O'Malley.
 
10.74(23)     Employment Agreement, dated May 3, 1996, between Trump Taj Mahal Associates and
              Loretta I. Viscount.
 
10.75         Intentionally omitted.
 
10.76.1(26)   Trademark License Agreement, dated June 12, 1995, between Donald J. Trump and
              Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.
</TABLE>
    
 
   
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<S>           <C>
10.76.2(27)   Amendment to Trademark License Agreement, dated April 17, 1996, between Donald
              J. Trump and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.
 
12*           Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
 
21*           List of Subsidiaries of the Registrants.
 
23.1          Independent Auditors' Consent of Arthur Andersen LLP.
 
23.2          Consent of Willkie Farr & Gallagher (included in their opinions filed as Exhibit
              5.1 and Exhibit 8 hereto).
 
23.3          Consent of Graham, Curtin & Sheridan (included in their opinion filed as Exhibit
              5.2 hereto).
 
24*           Powers of Attorney (included on the signature page hereto).
 
25*           Statement on Form T-1 of Eligibility of Trustee.
 
99.1*         Form of Letter of Transmittal.
 
99.2*         Form of Notice of Guaranteed Delivery.
 
99.3*         Form of Letter to Clients.
 
99.4*         Form of Letter to Nominees.
</TABLE>
    
 
- ------------------------
 
*   Previously filed.
 
(1) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc., Trump Plaza
    Associates and Trump Plaza Holding Associates for the quarter ended
    September 30, 1992.
 
(2) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Annual Report on Form 10-K of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc. for the year ended
    December 31, 1992.
 
(3) Previously filed in the Registration Statement on Form S-1, Registration No.
    33-58608, of Trump Atlantic City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza Holding
    Associates).
 
(4) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Registration Statement on Form S-1, Registration No. 33-58602, of Trump
    Plaza Funding, Inc. and Trump Plaza Associates.
 
(5) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Registration Statement on Form S-1, Registration No. 33-58608, of Trump
    Atlantic City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza Holding Associates).
 
(6) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Annual Report on Form 10-K of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc. and Trump Atlantic
    City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza Holding Associates) for the year ended
    December 31, 1993.
 
(7) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc. and Trump
    Atlantic City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza Holding Associates) for the
    quarter ended September 30, 1994.
 
(8) Incorporated herein by reference to the Exhibit in the Quarterly Report on
    Form 10-Q of Trump Taj Mahal Funding, Inc. and Trump Taj Mahal Associates
    for the quarter ended September 30, 1994.
 
(9) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Annual Report on Form 10-K of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc. and Trump Atlantic
    City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza Holding Associates) for the year ended
    December 31, 1994.
 
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(10) Incorporated herein by reference to the Exhibit in the Annual Report on
    Form 10-K of Trump Taj Mahal Funding, Inc. and Trump Taj Mahal Associates
    for the year ended December 31, 1994.
 
(11) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc., Trump
    Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts
    Funding, Inc. for the quarter ended June 30, 1995.
 
(12) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc., Trump Plaza
    Associates and Trump Atlantic City Associates (formerly Trump Plaza Holding
    Associates) for the quarter ended June 30, 1995.
 
(13) Incorporated herein by reference to the Exhibit in the Quarterly Report on
    Form 10-Q of Trump Taj Mahal Funding, Inc. for the quarter ended September
    30, 1995.
 
(14) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Annual Report on Form 10-K of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc. and Trump Plaza
    Associates for the year ended December 31, 1995.
 
(15) Incorporated herein by reference to the Exhibit in the Annual Report on
    Form 10-K of Taj Mahal Holding Corp. for the year ended December 31, 1995.
 
(16) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Current Report on Form 8-K of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc., dated
    January 10, 1996.
 
(17) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit on the
    Current Report on Form 8-K of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc., dated
    February 1, 1996.
 
(18) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Registration Statement on Form S-4, Registration No. 333-153, of Trump
    Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.
 
(19) Previously filed in Registration Statement on Form S-1, Registration No.
    333-643, of Trump Atlantic City Associates, Trump Atlantic City Funding,
    Inc. and Trump Plaza Associates.
 
(20) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Atlantic City Associates and Trump
    Atlantic City Funding, Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 1996.
 
(21) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Atlantic City Associates and Trump
    Atlantic City Funding, Inc. for the quarter ended June 30, 1996.
 
(22) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Atlantic City Associates and Trump
    Atlantic City Funding, Inc. for the quarter ended September 30, 1996.
 
(23) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Annual Report on Form 10-K of Trump Atlantic City Associates and Trump
    Atlantic City Funding, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 1996.
 
(24) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit in the
    Registration Statement on Form S-4, Registration No. 333-43975, of Trump
    Atlantic City Associates and Trump Atlantic City Funding III, Inc.
 
(25) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Annual Report on Form 10-K of Trump Atlantic City Associates, Trump Atlantic
    City Funding, Inc., Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc. and Trump Atlantic
    City Funding III, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 1997.
 
                                      II-7
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(26) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts, Inc., Trump
    Hotels & Casino Resorts Holdings, L.P. and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts
    Funding, Inc. for the quarter ended June 30, 1995.
    
 
   
(27) Incorporated herein by reference to the identically numbered Exhibit to the
    Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. for the
    quarter ended March 31, 1996.
    
 
(b) FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
 
Schedule II -- Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
 
    All other schedules have been omitted because they are not applicable or not
required or the required information is included in the financial statements or
notes thereto.
 
ITEM 22. UNDERTAKINGS.
 
    Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act
may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the
Registrants pursuant to the provisions, described under Item 20 above, or
otherwise, the Registrants have been advised that in the opinion of the
Commission, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the
Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for
indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the
Registrants of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling
person of the Registrants in the successful defense of any action, suit or
proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in
connection with the securities being registered, the Registrants will, unless in
the opinion of their counsel the matter has been settled by controlling
precedent, submit to court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such
indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities
Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
 
    The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that:
 
    (1) For purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of
1933, the information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of this
registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained in a form of
prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(1) or 497(h) under
the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of this registration statement as
of the time it was declared effective.
 
    (2) For the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of
1933, each post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus shall be
deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered
therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be
the initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
    The undersigned Registrants hereby undertake to respond to requests for
information that is incorporated by reference into the prospectus pursuant to
Items 4, 10(b), 11, or 13 of this Form, within one business day of receipt of
such request, and to send the incorporated documents by first class mail or
other equally prompt means. This includes information contained in documents
filed subsequent to the effective date of the registration statement through the
date of responding to the request.
 
    The undersigned Registrants hereby undertake to supply by means of a
post-effective amendment all information concerning a transaction, and the
company being acquired involved therein, that was not the subject of and
included in this Registration Statement when it became effective.
 
                                      II-8
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                                   SIGNATURES
 
   
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the
registrants have duly caused this Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement to
be signed on their behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the
City of New York, State of New York, on the 23rd day of April, 1998.
    
 
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<S>                             <C>  <C>
                                TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
                                By:  Trump Atlantic City Holding, Inc.
                                     its General Partner
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: President
 
                                TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: Chief Executive Officer and
                                     President
 
                                TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: President
 
                                TRUMP CASINO SERVICES, L.L.C.
                                By:  Trump Atlantic City Corporation
                                     its General Partner
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: President
 
                                TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.
                                By:  Trump Atlantic City Corporation
                                     its General Partner
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: President
</TABLE>
 
                                      II-9
<PAGE>
<TABLE>
<S>                             <C>  <C>
                                TRUMP PLAZA ASSOCIATES
                                By:  Trump Atlantic City Corporation
                                     its General Partner
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: President
 
                                TRUMP TAJ MAHAL ASSOCIATES
                                By:  Trump Atlantic City Corporation
                                     its General Partner
 
                                By:  /s/ Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     -----------------------------------------
                                     Name: Nicholas L. Ribis
                                     Title: President
</TABLE>
 
                                     II-10
<PAGE>
                               POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
   
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment
No. 2 to Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the
capacities and on the dates indicated.
    
 
TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES
By: Trump Atlantic City Holding, Inc.,
   its General Partner
 
   
          SIGNATURE                       TITLE                    DATE
- ------------------------------  --------------------------  -------------------
 
              *                 Chairman of the Board of
- ------------------------------    Directors (principal        April 23, 1998
       Donald J. Trump            executive officer)
 
              *                 Chief Financial Officer
- ------------------------------    (principal financial and    April 23, 1998
   Francis X. McCarthy, Jr.       accounting officer)
 
    /s/ NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
- ------------------------------  President and Director        April 23, 1998
      Nicholas L. Ribis
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Director                      April 23, 1998
      Wallace B. Askins
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Director                      April 23, 1998
        Don M. Thomas
 
    
 
*By:    /s/ NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
      -------------------------
          Nicholas L. Ribis
          ATTORNEY-IN-FACT
 
                                     II-11
<PAGE>
                               POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
   
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment
No. 2 to Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the
capacities and on the dates indicated.
    
 
TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY FUNDING II, INC.
 
   
          SIGNATURE                       TITLE                    DATE
- ------------------------------  --------------------------  -------------------
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Chairman of the Board of      April 23, 1998
       Donald J. Trump            Directors
 
                                President, Chief Executive
    /s/ NICHOLAS L. RIBIS         Officer, Chief Financial
- ------------------------------    Officer and Director        April 23, 1998
      Nicholas L. Ribis           (principal executive and
                                  financial officer)
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Director                      April 23, 1998
       Robert M. Pickus
 
                                Senior Vice President of
              *                   Corporate Finance
- ------------------------------    (principal accounting       April 23, 1998
        R. Bruce McKee            officer)
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Director                      April 23, 1998
      Wallace B. Askins
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Director                    April 23, 1998
        Don M. Thomas
 
    
 
*By:    /s/ NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
      -------------------------
          Nicholas L. Ribis
          ATTORNEY-IN-FACT
 
                                     II-12
<PAGE>
                               POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
   
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment
No. 2 to Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the
capacities and on the dates indicated.
    
 
TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY CORPORATION
 
TRUMP CASINO SERVICES, L.L.C.
By:Trump Atlantic City Corporation
   its General Partner
 
TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.
By:Trump Atlantic City Corporation
   its General Partner
 
TRUMP PLAZA ASSOCIATES
By:Trump Atlantic City Corporation
   its General Partner
 
TRUMP TAJ MAHAL ASSOCIATES
By:Trump Atlantic City Corporation
   its General Partner
 
   
          SIGNATURE                       TITLE                    DATE
- ------------------------------  --------------------------  -------------------
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Sole Director                 April 23, 1998
       Donald J. Trump
 
    /s/ NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
- ------------------------------  President and Chief           April 23, 1998
      Nicholas L. Ribis           Executive Officer
 
              *
- ------------------------------  Assistant Secretary           April 23, 1998
       Robert M. Pickus
 
                                Senior Vice President of
              *                   Corporate Finance
- ------------------------------    (principal accounting     April 23, 1998
        R. Bruce McKee            and financial officer)
 
    
 
*By:    /s/ NICHOLAS L. RIBIS
      -------------------------
          Nicholas L. Ribis
          ATTORNEY-IN-FACT
 
                                     II-13
<PAGE>
                    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
 
To Trump Atlantic City Associates and Subsidiaries:
 
    We have audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards,
the consolidated financial statements of Trump Atlantic City Associates and
Subsidiaries (Partnerships) included in this Form S-4 and have issued our report
thereon dated February 5, 1998. Our audit was made for the purpose of forming an
opinion on the basic financial statements taken as a whole. The accompanying
schedule is the responsibility of the Partnerships' management and is presented
for purposes of complying with the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules
and is not part of the basic consolidated financial statements. This schedule
has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic
consolidated financial statements and, in our opinion, fairly states in all
material respects the financial data required to be set forth therein in
relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole.
 
                                           ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
 
ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY
 
FEBRUARY 5, 1998
 
                                      S-1
<PAGE>
                                                                     SCHEDULE II
 
                       TRUMP ATLANTIC CITY ASSOCIATES AND
                                  SUBSIDIARIES
                       VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
              FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995, 1996 AND 1997
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  BALANCE AT  CHARGED TO    OTHER          BALANCE AT
                                                                   BEGINNING  COSTS AND    CHARGES           END OF
                                                                   OF PERIOD   EXPENSES  (DEDUCTIONS)        PERIOD
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
<S>                                                               <C>         <C>        <C>             <C>
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1995: Allowance for doubtful accounts.... $ 8,493,000 $1,057,000 $(1,473,000)(A)    $ 8,077,000
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
  Valuation allowance for interest differential on CRDA bonds.... $ 2,174,000 $1,141,000 $(2,238,000)(B)    $ 1,077,000
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1996: Allowance for doubtful accounts.... $ 8,077,000 $8,599,000 $   679,000(C)     $17,355,000
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
  Valuation allowance for interest differential on CRDA bonds.... $ 1,077,000 $3,477,000 $ 7,907,000(D)     $12,461,000
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1997:
  Allowance for doubtful accounts................................ $17,355,000 $7,399,000 $(7,659,000)(A)    $17,095,000
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
  Valuation allowance for interest differential on CRDA bonds.... $12,461,000 $3,736,000 $  (490,000)(B)    $15,707,000
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
                                                                  ----------- ---------- -----------     --------------
</TABLE>
    
 
- ------------------------
 
(A) Write-off of uncollectible accounts.
 
(B) Adjustment of allowance applicable to contribution of CRDA deposits.
 
(C) Includes $(6,916,000) representing the write-off of uncollectible amounts
    and $7,596,000 which represents Taj Associates' beginning balance as of
    April 17, 1996.
 
(D) Includes $(464,000) representing the adjustment of allowance applicable to
    CRDA contributions and $8,371,000 which represents Taj Associates' beginning
    balance as of April 17, 1996.
 
                                      S-2
<PAGE>
                                 EXHIBIT INDEX
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
EXHIBIT    DESCRIPTION
- ---------  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
<S>        <C>
5.1        Opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
 
5.2        Opinion of Graham, Curtin & Sheridan.
 
8          Opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher with respect to certain tax matters.
 
23.1       Independent Auditors' Consent of Arthur Andersen.
</TABLE>

OPINION OF WILLKIE FARR |||AND||| GALLAGHER

<PAGE>
                                                                    EXHIBIT 5.1

                    [LETTERHEAD OF WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER]

April 23, 1998

Trump Atlantic City Associates
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
2500 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey  08401

Re:      Registration Statement on Form S-4
         File No. 333-43979

         -----------------------------------

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

         We are counsel for Trump Atlantic City Associates, a New Jersey 
general partnership ("Trump AC"), and Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc., 
a Delaware corporation ("Funding II") and together with Trump AC, the 
"Issuers"), and have acted as such in connection with various legal matters 
relating to the filing of a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 
333-43979) ("Registration Statement") under the Securities Act of 1933, as 
amended (the "Securities Act"), covering up to $75,000,000 principal amount 
of outstanding 11 1/4 First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series B (the 
"Exchange Notes") offered in exchange for up to $75,000,000 principal amount 
of outstanding 11 1/4 First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series A, 
originally issued and sold in reliance upon an exemption from registration 
under the Securities Act (the "Original Notes").

         The Original Notes were issued under, and the Exchange Notes are to be
issued under, an indenture (the "Note Indenture"), dated December 10, 1997,
entered into by and among the Issuers, as issuers, U.S. Bank National
Association, as trustee (the "Trustee"), and Trump Atlantic City Corporation, a
Delaware corporation ("TACC"), Trump Plaza Associates, a New Jersey general
partnership ("Plaza Associates"), Trump Taj Mahal Associates, a New Jersey
general partnership ("Taj Associates"), Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., a New
Jersey limited liability corporation ("TCS"), and Trump Communications, L.L.C.,
a New Jersey limited liability corporation, as guarantors ("Trump
Communications" and, together with TACC, Plaza Associates, Taj Associates and
TCS, the "Guarantors"). The exchange will be made pursuant to an exchange offer
contemplated by the Registration Statement (the "Exchange Offer"). Capitalized
terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to
them in the Registration Statement.

<PAGE>

Trump Atlantic City Associates
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
April 23, 1998
Page 2


         In so acting, we have examined originals or copies, certified or
otherwise, identified to our satisfaction, of the Amended and Restated
Partnership Agreement of Trump AC, the Certificate of Incorporation of Funding
II, the By-Laws of Funding II, the Certificate of Incorporation of TACC, as
amended, the By-Laws of TACC, Plaza Associates' Third Amended and Restated
Partnership Agreement, Taj Associates' Second Amended and Restated Partnership
Agreement, the Certificate of Formation of TCS, the Operating Agreement of TCS,
as amended, the Certificate of Formation of Trump Communications, the Operating
Agreement of Trump Communications and the relevant minutes of the corporate or
partnership proceedings of Trump AC, Funding II, TACC, Plaza Associates, Taj
Associates, TCS, Trump Communications and such documents, corporate records,
certificates or other instruments as in our judgment were necessary or
appropriate to enable us to render the opinions expressed below. As to certain
factual matters, we have relied upon certificates of public officials,
certificates and statements (including representations and warranties as to
facts set forth in any of the documents referred to herein) of officers of the
Issuers and the Guarantors, and such other documents as we have deemed necessary
or appropriate for this opinion. In such examinations, we have assumed the
accuracy of all documents and information furnished to us, the genuineness of
all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to originals of
all documents submitted to us as certified, conformed or photostatic copies
thereof, as well as the genuineness of all signatures on all such documents.

         Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that:

         (1) The execution and delivery of the Note Indenture has been duly
authorized by Funding II and by Trump Atlantic City Holding, Inc., a Delaware
corporation ("TACH"), as a general partner of Trump AC, and by each of the
Guarantors, and the Note Indenture constitutes a legal, valid and binding
obligation enforceable against the Issuers and the Guarantors in accordance with
the terms thereof , except insofar as enforceability thereof may be limited by
(a) usury, bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar
laws affecting creditors' rights generally, (b) general principles of equity,
(c) the Casino Control Act of the State of New Jersey, the regulations adopted
pursuant thereto, or rulings of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, as
such laws, regulations or rulings may now or hereafter be in effect or (d) other
state gaming laws, the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, or rulings from
other state gaming authorities, as such laws, regulations or rulings may now or
hereafter be in effect;

         (2) The Exchange Notes have been duly authorized by the Issuers and,
when duly executed by the proper officers of the Issuers, duly authenticated by
the Trustee and issued by the Issuers in accordance with the terms of the Note
Indenture and 

<PAGE>

Trump Atlantic City Associates
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
April 23, 1998
Page 3


the Exchange Offer, will constitute legal, valid and binding
obligations of the Issuers, will be entitled to the benefits of the Note
Indenture and will be enforceable against the Issuers in accordance with their
terms, except as enforcement thereof may be limited by (a) usury, bankruptcy,
insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws affecting
creditors' rights generally, (b) general principles of equity, (c) the Casino
Control Act of the State of New Jersey, the regulations adopted pursuant
thereto, or rulings of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, as such laws,
regulations or rulings may now or hereafter be in effect or (d) other state
gaming laws, the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, or rulings from other
state gaming authorities, as such laws, regulations or rulings may now or
hereafter be in effect; and

         (3) The guarantees of the respective Guarantors under the Note
Indenture (the "Guarantees") have been duly authorized by the respective
Guarantors and, when the Guarantees have been duly executed by the proper
officers of the respective Guarantors and the Exchange Notes have been duly
executed by the proper officers of the Issuers, duly authenticated by the
Trustee and issued by the Issuers in accordance with the terms of the Note
Indenture and the Exchange Offer, the Guarantees will constitute legal, valid
and binding obligations of the Guarantors, will be entitled to the benefits of
the Note Indenture and will be enforceable against the respective Guarantors in
accordance with their terms, except as enforcement thereof may be limited by (a)
usury, bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws
affecting creditors' rights generally, (b) general principles of equity, (c) the
Casino Control Act of the State of New Jersey, the regulations adopted pursuant
thereto, or rulings of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, as such laws,
regulations or rulings may now or hereafter be in effect or (d) other state
gaming laws, the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, or rulings from other
state gaming authorities, as such laws, regulations or rulings may now or
hereafter be in effect.

         This opinion is limited to the matters stated herein and no opinion is
implied or may be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated. We call to your
attention that we are not admitted to practice, do not purport to be experts in
the laws of, and, accordingly, do not express an opinion as to matters arising
under the laws of any jurisdiction, other than the laws of the State of New
York, the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Federal laws of the United
States. We are not admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey. As to 
matters of New Jersey law, we have relied upon the opinion of Graham, 
Curtin & Sheridan of even date herewith.

         We hereby consent to being named as counsel for the Issuers in the
Registration Statement and under the caption "Legal Matters" in the Prospectus
included in the Registration Statement 

<PAGE>

Trump Atlantic City Associates
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
April 23, 1998
Page 4


and to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.

         Very truly yours,

         /s/WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER

EXHIBIT 5.2

<PAGE>

                                                                     Exhibit 5.2


                   [Letterhead of Graham, Curtin & Sheridan]



                                 April 23, 1998



Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
Trump Atlantic City Associates
2500 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Willkie Farr & Gallagher
One Citicorp Center
153 East 53rd Street
New York, New York 10022

     Re:  Registration Statement on Form S-4
          (File No. 333-43979)
          ----------------------------------

Dear Sirs:

     We have acted as special counsel in the State of New Jersey to Trump 
Atlantic City Funding II, Inc. (the "Company") and Trump Atlantic City 
Associates (the "Partnership") in connection with various legal matters 
relating to the filing of a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 
333-43979) (the "Registration Statement") under the Securities Act of 1933, 
as amended (the "Securities Act"), covering up to $75,000,000 principal 
amount of 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series B (the 
"Exchange Notes") offered in exchange for up to $75,000,000 principal amount 
of outstanding 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series A, 
originally issued and sold in reliance upon an exemption from registration 
under the Securities Act (the "Original Notes").

     The Original Notes were issued under, and the Exchange Notes are to be 
issued under, an indenture (the "Indenture") dated as of December 10, 1997, 
by and among the Company and the Partnership, as issuers, U.S. Bank National 
Association, as trustee, and Trump Atlantic City Corporation, a Delaware 
corporation, Trump Plaza Associates, a New Jersey general partnership ("Plaza 
Associates"),


<PAGE>

Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
April 23, 1998
Page 2


Trump Taj Mahal Associates, a New Jersey general partnership ("Taj 
Associates"), Trump Casino Services, L.L.C., a New Jersey limited liability 
company ("TCS"), and Trump Communications, L.L.C., a new Jersey limited 
liability company ("Trump Communications"), as guarantors.  The exchange will 
be made pursuant to an exchange offer contemplated by the Registration 
Statement.  Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have
the meanings assigned to them in the Registration Statement.

     In so acting, we have examined originals or copies, certified or 
otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such records of the Partnership, 
Plaza Associates, Taj Associates, TCS and Trump Communications and such 
documents, corporate records, certificates or other instruments as in our 
judgment were necessary or appropriate to enable us to render the opinions 
expressed below.  As to certain factual matters, we have relied upon 
certificates of public officials, certificates and statements (including 
representations and warranties as to facts set forth in any of the documents 
referred to herein) of officers of the Partnership, Plaza Associates, Taj 
Associates, TCS and Trump Communications, and such other documents as we have 
deemed or appropriate for this opinion.  In such examination, we have assumed 
the accuracy of all documents and information furnished to us, the 
genuineness of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity 
to originals of all documents submitted to us as certified, conformed or 
photostatic copies, as well as the genuineness of all signatures on all such 
documents.

     We have made such examination of New Jersey law as we have deemed 
relevant for the purpose of this opinion, but we have not made an independent 
review of federal law or the laws of any other state or foreign jurisdiction. 
Accordingly, we express no opinion as to federal law or the laws of any 
state or any foreign jurisdiction, and this opinion is confined to such 
matters as are governed solely by New Jersey law.

     Based on the foregoing and subject to the qualifications and assumptions 
herein set forth, we are of the opinion that:

          1.   The execution and delivery of the Indenture has been duly 
authorized by all requisite partnership action of the Partnership.


<PAGE>

Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
April 23, 1998
Page 3


          2.   The Exchange Notes have been duly authorized by the 
Partnership.

          3.   The guarantees of Plaza Associates, Taj Associates, TCS and 
Trump Communications under the Indenture have been duly authorized by Plaza 
Associates, Taj Associates, TCS and Trump Communications, respectively.

     This opinion is limited to the matters stated herein and no opinion is 
implied or may be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated.

     We hereby consent to being named as counsel for the Company and the 
Partnership in the Registration Statement, in any amendments to the 
Registration Statement and under the caption "Legal Matters" in the 
Prospectus included in the Registration Statement and to the filing of this 
opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.


                                       Very truly yours,


                                       /s/ Graham, Curtin & Sheridan

                                       GRAHAM, CURTIN & SHERIDAN
                                       A Professional Association

OPINION OF WILLKIE FARR |||AND||| GALLAGHER (TAX MATTERS)

<PAGE>
                                                              Exhibit 8

                      [Letterhead of Willkie Farr & Gallagher]


April 23, 1998

Trump Atlantic City Associates
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
2500 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Ladies and Gentlemen:

You have requested our opinion as tax counsel to Trump Atlantic City 
Associates ("Trump AC") and Atlantic City Funding II, Inc. ("Funding II") 
concerning certain of the federal income and estate tax consequences in 
connection with the registration statement on Form S-4, originally filed with 
the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on January 9, 1998 (No. 
333-43979) (which registration statement is hereinafter referred to as the 
"Registration Statement").  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise 
defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Registration Statement.

In rendering this opinion, we have reviewed the Registration Statement and 
such other documents that we deemed relevant.  We have made inquiry as to the 
underlying facts that we considered to be relevant to the conclusion set 
forth in this letter.  Further, the opinion expressed in this letter is based 
upon certain factual representations set forth in the Registration Statement 
and the assumption that the transactions will occur as described therein.  We 
have no reason to believe that these representations and facts are not true 
but have not independently attempted to verify them.  To the extent that we 
have examined and relied upon original documents or copies thereof in 
rendering the opinion expressed below, we have assumed (i) the authenticity 
of all documents submitted to us as originals, (ii) the conformity to 
authentic original documents of all documents submitted to us as copies, and 
(iii) the genuineness of all signatures.

Based on such facts, assumptions and representations and our review of such 
documents and information as we believed appropriate, and subject to the 
qualifications stated below, as of the date hereof, we are of the opinion 
that, under current law, the material federal income and estate tax 
consequences resulting from the Exchange Offer to a holder of Trump AC and 
Funding II's 11 1/4% First Mortgage Notes (TAC II) due 2006, Series A will 
generally be as is described in the discussion of "Federal Income Tax 
Considerations" in the Registration Statement, and we adopt and incorporate 
that discussion in this opinion.

<PAGE>

Trump Atlantic City Associates
Trump Atlantic City Funding II, Inc.
Page 2


This opinion is given as of the date hereof and is based on the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, regulations, rulings and decisions in 
effect as of the date hereof, all of which are subject to change (possibly 
with retroactive effect) by legislation, administrative action or judicial 
decision.  Any such change may adversely affect or render inaccurate the 
opinion expressed herein. Further, any variation or difference in the facts 
from those set forth in the Registration Statement may affect the conclusion 
stated herein.

No opinion is expressed as to any matter not discussed herein.

This opinion is furnished to you solely for use in connection with the 
Registration Statement.  We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as 
an Exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the use of our name in the 
Registration Statement and in the proxy statement-prospectus included therein.

Very truly yours,


/s/ Willkie Farr & Gallagher 



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                                                                    EXHIBIT 23.1
 
   
                   CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
    
 
   
    As independent public accountants, we hereby consent to the use of our
reports (and to all references to our Firm) included in or made a part of this
registration statement.
    
 
   
                                          ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
    
 
   
Roseland, New Jersey
April 23, 1998
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