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AngloGold Ashanti Holdings Finance

Filed: 30 Aug 09, 8:00pm

 

Exhibit 4.3
 
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI HOLDINGS FINANCE PLC
as Issuer
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED
as Guarantor
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,
Trustee
 
Form of Indenture
Dated as of                    
 
 


 

 

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI HOLDINGS FINANCE PLC
as Issuer
AND
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED
as Guarantor
Reconciliation and tie between Trust Indenture Act
of 1939 and Indenture, dated as of
                    
    
Trust Indenture  
   Act Section Indenture Section
§ 310(a)(1) 607(a)
(a)(2) 607(a)
(b) 608
§ 312(c) 701
§ 314(a) 703
(a)(4) 1004
(c)(1) 102
(c)(2) 102
(e) 102
§ 315(b) 601
§ 316(a)(last sentence)  101 (“Outstanding”)
(a)(1)(A) 502, 512
(a)(1)(B) 513
(b) 508
(c) 104(e)
§ 317(a)(1) 503
(a)(2) 504
(b) 1003
§ 318(a) 111
 
Note:  This reconciliation and tie shall not, for any purpose, be deemed to be a part of the Indenture.


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
     
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PARTIES  1 
RECITALS OF THE COMPANY  1 
     
ARTICLE ONE DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION    
     
SECTION 101. Definitions  1 
“Act”  2 
“Additional Amounts”  2 
“Affiliate”  2 
“Attributable Debt”  2 
“Authenticating Agent”  3 
“Authorized Newspaper”  3 
“Bearer Security”  3 
“Board of Directors”  3 
“Board Resolution”  3 
“Business Day”  3 
“Capital Markets Indebtedness”  3 
“Clearstream”  3 
“Commission”  3 
“Common Depositary”  3 
“Company”  4 
“Company Request” or “Company Order”  4 
“Consolidated Net Tangible Assets”  4 
“Conversion Date”  4 
“Conversion Event”  4 
“Corporate Trust Office”  4 
“corporation”  4 
“coupon”  4 
“Currency”  4 
“Debt”  4 
“Default”  5 
“Defaulted Interest”  5 
“Depositary”  5 
“Dollar” or “$”  5 
“Dollar Equivalent of the Currency Unit”  5 
 
Note:  This table of contents shall not, for any purpose, be deemed to be a part of the Indenture.


 

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“Dollar Equivalent of the Foreign Currency”  5 
“Election Date”  5 
“Euro”  5 
“Euroclear”  5 
“Event of Default”  5 
“Exchange Date”  5 
“Exchange Rate Agent”  5 
“Exchange Rate Officers’ Certificate”  5 
“Federal Bankruptcy Code”  6 
“Foreign Currency”  6 
“Government Obligations”  6 
“Guarantee”  6 
“Guarantor”  6 
“Guarantor Request” and “Guarantor Order”  6 
“Holder”  6 
“Indenture”  6 
“Indexed Security”  7 
“interest”  7 
“Interest Payment Date”  7 
“Lien”  7 
“Margin Stock”  7 
“Market Exchange Rate”  7 
“Maturity”  8 
“Officers’ Certificate”  8 
“Opinion of Counsel”  8 
“Original Issue Discount Security”  8 
“Outstanding”  8 
“Paying Agent”  9 
“Person”  9 
“Place of Payment”  9 
“Predecessor Security”  9 
“Principal Property”  10 
“Project Finance Indebtedness”  10 
“Redemption Date”  10 
“Redemption Price”  10 
“Registered Security”  10 
“Regular Record Date”  10 
“Repayment Date”  10 
“Repayment Price”  10 
“Responsible Officer”  10 
“Restricted Securities”  11 
“Restricted Subsidiary”  11 
“Securities”  11 
“Security Register” and “Security Registrar”  11 
“Special Record Date”  11 
“Stated Maturity”  11 


 

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“Subsidiary”  11 
“Taxing Jurisdiction”  11 
“Trust Indenture Act” or “TIA”  11 
“Trustee”  12 
“United States”  12 
“United States person”  12 
“Valuation Date”  12 
“Voting Stock”  12 
“Yield to Maturity”  12 
SECTION 102. Compliance Certificates and Opinions  12 
SECTION 103. Form of Documents Delivered to Trustee  13 
SECTION 104. Acts of Holders  13 
SECTION 105. Notices, etc. to Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor  15 
SECTION 106. Notice to Holders; Waiver  16 
SECTION 107. Effect of Headings and Table of Contents  17 
SECTION 108. Successors and Assigns  17 
SECTION 109. Separability Clause  17 
SECTION 110. Benefits of Indenture  17 
SECTION 111. Governing Law  17 
SECTION 112. Legal Holidays  18 
SECTION 113. Submission to Jurisdiction; Appointment of Agent for Service of Process  18 
SECTION 114. Waiver of Jury Trial  19 
SECTION 115. Force Majeure  19 
     
ARTICLE TWO SECURITY FORMS
     
SECTION 201. Forms Generally  19 
SECTION 202. Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication  20 
SECTION 203. Securities Issuable in Global Form  20 
SECTION 204. Form of Guarantee  21 
     
ARTICLE THREE THE SECURITIES
     
SECTION 301. Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series  22 
SECTION 302. Denominations  26 
SECTION 303. Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating  26 
SECTION 304. Temporary Securities  29 
SECTION 305. Registration, Registration of Transfer and Exchange  31 
SECTION 306. Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities  35 
SECTION 307. Payment of Interest; Interest Rights Preserved; Optional Interest Reset  36 
SECTION 308. Optional Extension of Stated Maturity  39 
SECTION 309. Persons Deemed Owners  40 
SECTION 310. Cancellation  40 
SECTION 311. Computation of Interest  41 
SECTION 312. Currency and Manner of Payments in Respect of Securities  41 


 

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SECTION 313. Appointment and Resignation of Successor Exchange Rate Agent  44 
SECTION 314. CUSIP Numbers  45 
     
ARTICLE FOUR SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE
     
SECTION 401. Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture  45 
SECTION 402. Application of Trust Money  46 
     
ARTICLE FIVE REMEDIES
     
SECTION 501. Events of Default  47 
SECTION 502. Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment  48 
SECTION 503. Collection of Indebtedness and Suits for Enforcement by Trustee  49 
SECTION 504. Trustee May File Proofs of Claim  50 
SECTION 505. Trustee May Enforce Claims Without Possession of Securities  50 
SECTION 506. Application of Money Collected  51 
SECTION 507. Limitation on Suits  51 
SECTION 508. Unconditional Right of Holders to Receive Principal, Premium and Interest  52 
SECTION 509. Restoration of Rights and Remedies  52 
SECTION 510. Rights and Remedies Cumulative  52 
SECTION 511. Delay or Omission Not Waiver  52 
SECTION 512. Control by Holders  53 
SECTION 513. Waiver of Past Defaults  53 
SECTION 514. Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws  53 
SECTION 515. Undertaking for Costs  54 
SECTION 516. Statement by Officers as to Default  54 
     
ARTICLE SIX THE TRUSTEE
     
SECTION 601. Notice of Defaults  54 
SECTION 602. Certain Rights of Trustee  54 
SECTION 603. Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals or Issuance of Securities  57 
SECTION 604. May Hold Securities  57 
SECTION 605. Money Held in Trust  58 
SECTION 606. Compensation and Reimbursement  58 
SECTION 607. Corporate Trustee Required; Eligibility  59 
SECTION 608. Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor  59 
SECTION 609. Acceptance of Appointment by Successor  60 
SECTION 610. Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business  61 
SECTION 611. Appointment of Authenticating Agent  62 
     
ARTICLE SEVEN HOLDERS’ LISTS AND REPORTS BY TRUSTEE AND COMPANY
     
SECTION 701. Disclosure of Names and Addresses of Holders  63 


 

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SECTION 702. Reports by Trustee  63 
SECTION 703. Reports by the Company and the Guarantor  64 
     
ARTICLE EIGHT CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE OR TRANSFER
     
SECTION 801. Company or Guarantor May Consolidate, etc., Only on Certain Terms  65 
SECTION 802. Successor Person Substituted  65 
SECTION 803. Assumption by Guarantor  66 
     
ARTICLE NINE SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES
     
SECTION 901. Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Holders  66 
SECTION 902. Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders  68 
SECTION 903. Execution of Supplemental Indentures  69 
SECTION 904. Effect of Supplemental Indentures  69 
SECTION 905. Conformity with Trust Indenture Act  69 
SECTION 906. Reference in Securities to Supplemental Indentures  69 
     
ARTICLE TEN COVENANTS
     
SECTION 1001. Payment of Principal, Premium, if any, and Interest  70 
SECTION 1002. Maintenance of Office or Agency  70 
SECTION 1003. Money for Securities Payments to Be Held in Trust  72 
SECTION 1004. Statement as to Compliance  73 
SECTION 1005. Additional Amounts  73 
SECTION 1006. Limitation on Liens  75 
SECTION 1007. Limitation on Sale and Leaseback Transactions  79 
SECTION 1008. Waiver of Certain Covenants  80 
SECTION 1009. Calculation of Original Issue Discount  80 
     
ARTICLE ELEVEN REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES
     
SECTION 1101. Applicability of Article  81 
SECTION 1102. Election to Redeem; Notice to Trustee  81 
SECTION 1103. Selection by Trustee of Securities to Be Redeemed  81 
SECTION 1104. Notice of Redemption  81 
SECTION 1105. Deposit of Redemption Price  83 
SECTION 1106. Securities Payable on Redemption Date  83 
SECTION 1107. Securities Redeemed in Part  84 
SECTION 1108. Optional Redemption Due to Changes in Tax Treatment  84 


 

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ARTICLE TWELVE SINKING FUNDS
     
SECTION 1201. Applicability of Article  85 
SECTION 1202. Satisfaction of Sinking Fund Payments with Securities  85 
SECTION 1203. Redemption of Securities for Sinking Fund  86 
     
ARTICLE THIRTEEN REPAYMENT AT OPTION OF HOLDERS
     
SECTION 1301. Applicability of Article  86 
SECTION 1302. Repayment of Securities  86 
SECTION 1303. Exercise of Option  87 
SECTION 1304. When Securities Presented for Repayment Become Due and Payable  87 
SECTION 1305. Securities Repaid in Part  88 
     
ARTICLE FOURTEEN DEFEASANCE AND COVENANT DEFEASANCE
     
SECTION 1401. Applicability of Article; Company’s and Guarantor’s Option to Effect Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance  88 
SECTION 1402. Defeasance and Discharge  89 
SECTION 1403. Covenant Defeasance  89 
SECTION 1404. Conditions to Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance  90 
SECTION 1405. Deposited Money and Government Obligations to Be Held in Trust; Other Miscellaneous Provisions  91 
     
ARTICLE FIFTEEN MEETINGS OF HOLDERS OF SECURITIES
     
SECTION 1501. Purposes for Which Meetings May Be Called  93 
SECTION 1502. Call, Notice and Place of Meetings  93 
SECTION 1503. Persons Entitled to Vote at Meetings  93 
SECTION 1504. Quorum; Action  94 
SECTION 1505. Determination of Voting Rights; Conduct and Adjournment of Meetings  95 
SECTION 1506. Counting Votes and Recording Action of Meetings  96 
     
ARTICLE SIXTEEN GUARANTEE OF SECURITIES
     
SECTION 1601. Guarantee  96 
SECTION 1602. Execution of Guarantee  98 


 

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TESTIMONIUM  99
SIGNATURES AND SEALS  99
     
FORMS OF CERTIFICATION EXHIBIT A

 


 

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          INDENTURE, dated as of                    , among AngloGold Ashanti Holdings Finance plc, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the Isle of Man (herein called the “Company”), having its principal office at 1st Floor, Atlantic House, 4-8 Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AG, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of South Africa (herein called the “Guarantor”), having its principal office at 76 Jeppe Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001 (PO Box 62117, Marshalltown, 2107), South Africa, and The Bank of New York Mellon, a New York banking corporation, as Trustee hereunder (herein called the “Trustee”).
RECITALS OF THE COMPANY
          The Company has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture to provide for the issuance from time to time of its unsecured debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness (herein called the “Securities”), which may or may not be exchangeable for the Guarantor’s ordinary shares, to be issued in one or more series, unlimited as to principal amount, to bear such rates of interest, to mature at such times and to have such other provisions as shall be fixed as hereinafter provided.
          The Guarantor has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture and deems it appropriate from time to time to issue its guaranty of the Securities on the terms herein provided.
          This Indenture is subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, that are required to be part of this Indenture and shall, to the extent applicable, be governed by such provisions.
          This Indenture is subject to South African Reserve Bank approval.
          All things necessary to make this Indenture a valid agreement of the parties hereto, in accordance with its terms, have been done.
          NOW, THEREFORE, THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH:
          For and in consideration of the premises and the purchase of the Securities by the Holders thereof, it is mutually covenanted and agreed, for the equal and proportionate benefit of all Holders of the Securities or of series thereof, as follows:
ARTICLE ONE
DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION
          SECTION 101.Definitions.
          For all purposes of this Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires:
     (1) the terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular;


 

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     (2) all other terms used herein which are defined in the Trust Indenture Act, either directly or by reference therein, have the meanings assigned to them therein;
     (3) all accounting terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in accordance with International Accounting Standards, and, except as otherwise herein expressly provided, the term “International Accounting Standards” with respect to any computation required or permitted hereunder shall mean such accounting standards as shall be applicable at the date of such computation; and
     (4) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.
          Certain terms, used principally in Article Three, are defined in that Article.
          “Act” , when used with respect to any Holder, has the meaning specified in Section 104.
          “Additional Amounts” has the meaning specified in Section 1005.
          “Affiliate” of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person. 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 the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms “controlling” and “controlled” have meanings correlative to the foregoing.
          “Attributable Debt” means, as to any particular lease in a sale and leaseback transaction (as defined in Section 1007), synthetic lease or other finance-type lease under which any Person is at the time liable for a term of more than 12 months (but, for the sake of clarity, excluding any operating lease and lease entered into for the bona fide purpose of conducting mining, exploration or other operations), at any date as of which the amount thereof is to be determined, the total net amount of rent required to be paid by such Person under such lease during the remaining term thereof (excluding any subsequent renewal or other extension options held by the lessee), discounted from the respective due dates thereof to such date at the rate of                    , compounded monthly. The net amount of rent required to be paid under any such lease for any such period shall be the aggregate amount of the rent payable by the lessee with respect to such period after excluding amounts required to be paid on account of maintenance and repairs, services, insurance, taxes, assessments, water rates and similar charges and contingent rents (such as those based on sales). In the case of any lease which is terminable by the lessee upon the payment of a penalty, such net amount of rent shall include the lesser of (i) the total discounted net amount of rent required to be paid from the later of the first date upon which such lease may be so terminated or the date of the determination of such net amount of rent, as the case may be, and (ii) the amount of such penalty (in which event no rent shall be considered as required to be paid under such lease subsequent to the first date upon which it may be so terminated).


 

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          “Authenticating Agent” means any Person appointed by the Trustee to act on behalf of the Trustee pursuant to Section 611 to authenticate Securities.
          “Authorized Newspaper” means a newspaper, in the English language or in an official language of the country of publication, customarily published on each Business Day, whether or not published on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, and of general circulation in each place in connection with which the term is used or in the financial community of each such place. Where successive publications are required to be made in Authorized Newspapers, the successive publications may be made in the same or in different newspapers in the same city meeting the foregoing requirements and in each case on any Business Day.
          “Bearer Security” means any Security except a Registered Security.
          “Board of Directors” means, as the context may require, (1) with respect to the Company, either the Board of Directors of the Company or any committee of such Board of Directors duly authorized to act hereunder and (2) with respect to the Guarantor, either the Board of Directors of the Guarantor or any committee of such Board of Directors duly authorized to act hereunder.
          “Board Resolution” means a copy of a resolution certified by any two directors of the Company, or any two directors, or any director and secretary, of the Guarantor, as the case may be, to have been duly adopted by its Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect on the date of such certification, and delivered to the Trustee.
          “Business Day”, when used with respect to any Place of Payment or any other particular location referred to in this Indenture or in the Securities, means, unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which is not a day on which banking institutions in that Place of Payment or other location are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.
          “Capital Markets Indebtedness” means any indebtedness for money borrowed or interest thereon in the form of bonds, notes, debentures, loan stock or other similar securities that are, or are capable of being, quoted, listed or ordinarily dealt with in any stock exchange, over-the-counter or other securities market, having an original maturity of more than 365 days from its date of issue, or any guarantee or indemnity in respect thereof.
          “Clearstream” means Clearstream Banking,société anonyme, formerly known as Cedelbank, or its successor.
          “Commission” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or, if at any time after the execution of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act, then the body performing such duties at such time.
          “Common Depositary” has the meaning specified in Section 304.


 

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          “Company” means the Person named as the “Company” in the first paragraph of this Indenture until a successor Person shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Company” shall mean such successor Person.
          “Company Request” or “Company Order” means a written request or order signed in the name of the Company by any two directors of the Company, and delivered to the Trustee.
          “Consolidated Net Tangible Assets” means the total amount of assets (less applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) after deducting therefrom (i) all current liabilities (excluding any current liabilities which are by their terms extendible or renewable at the option of the obligor thereon to a time more than 12 months after the time as of which the amount thereof is being computed and excluding current maturities of long-term indebtedness and capital lease obligations) and (ii) all goodwill, trade names, trademarks, patents, unamortized debt discount and expense and other like intangibles, all as set forth on the most recent balance sheet of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, and their respective consolidated Subsidiaries (but, in any event, as of a date within 150 days of the date of determination) prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards and expressed in South African rands.
          “Conversion Date” has the meaning specified in Section 312(d).
          “Conversion Event” means the cessation of use of (i) a Foreign Currency both by the government of the country which issued such Currency and by a central bank or other public institution of or within the international banking community for the settlement of transactions, (ii) the euro both within the European Union and for the settlement of transactions by public institutions of or within the European Union or (iii) any currency unit (or composite currency) other than the euro for the purposes for which it was established.
          “Corporate Trust Office” means the principal corporate trust office of the Trustee, at which at any particular time its corporate trust business shall be administered, which office on the date of execution of this Indenture is located at 101 Barclay Street, New York, Floor 4E, New York 10286, Attention: Global Finance Americas, or such other address as the Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders, the Company and the Guarantor, except that with respect to presentation of Securities for payment or for registration of transfer or exchange, such term shall mean the office or agency of the Trustee at which, at any particular time, its corporate agency business shall be conducted.
          “corporation” includes corporations, associations, companies and business trusts.
          “coupon” means any interest coupon appertaining to a Bearer Security.
          “Currency” means any currency or currencies, composite currency or currency unit or currency units, including, without limitation, the euro, issued by the government of one or more countries or by any recognized confederation or association of such governments.
          “Debt” means notes, bonds, debentures or other similar evidences of indebtedness for money borrowed.


 

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          “Default” means any event which is, or after notice or passage of time or both would be, an Event of Default.
          “Defaulted Interest” has the meaning specified in Section 307.
          “Depositary” means the clearing agency registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that is designated to act as the depositary with respect to any Securities issued in global form, and unless otherwise provided in Section 301 with respect to any series of Securities, The Depository Trust Company shall be the initial Depositary for any series of Securities, until a successor shall have been appointed and become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture and, thereafter, “Depositary” shall mean or include such successor.
          “Dollar” or “$” means a dollar or other equivalent unit in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time shall be legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.
          “Dollar Equivalent of the Currency Unit” has the meaning specified in Section 312(g).
          “Dollar Equivalent of the Foreign Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 312(f).
          “Election Date” has the meaning specified in Section 312(h).
          “Euro” means the lawful currency of the member states of the European Union that adopt the single currency in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community, as amended by the Treaty on European Union.
          “Euroclear” means Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V., as operator of the Euroclear System (or any successor securities clearing system).
          “Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 501.
          “Exchange Date” has the meaning specified in Section 304.
          “Exchange Rate Agent” means, with respect to Securities of or within any series, unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, a New York Clearing House bank, designated pursuant to Section 301 or Section 313.
          “Exchange Rate Officers’ Certificate” means a certificate setting forth (i) the applicable Market Exchange Rate and (ii) the Dollar or Foreign Currency amounts of principal (and premium, if any) and interest, if any (on an aggregate basis and on the basis of a Security having the lowest denomination principal amount determined in accordance with Section 302 in the relevant Currency), payable with respect to a Security of any series on the basis of such Market Exchange Rate, sent (in the case of a telex) or signed (in the case of a certificate) by any two directors of the Company or any two directors, or any director and secretary, of the Guarantor, as applicable.


 

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          “Federal Bankruptcy Code” means the Bankruptcy Act of Title 11 of the United States Code, as amended from time to time.
          “Foreign Currency” means any Currency other than Currency of the United States.
          “Government Obligations” means, unless otherwise specified with respect to any series of Securities pursuant to Section 301, securities which are (i) direct obligations of the government which issued the Currency in which the Securities of a particular series are payable or (ii) obligations of a Person controlled or supervised by and acting as an agency or instrumentality of the government which issued the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable, the payment of which is unconditionally guaranteed by such government, which, in either case, are full faith and credit obligations of such government payable in such Currency and are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof and shall also include a depository receipt issued by a bank or trust company as custodian with respect to any such Government Obligation or a specific payment of interest on or principal of any such Government Obligation held by such custodian for the account of the holder of a depository receipt;provided that (except as required by law) such custodian is not authorized to make any deduction from the amount payable to the holder of such depository receipt from any amount received by the custodian in respect of the Government Obligation or the specific payment of interest or principal of the Government Obligation evidenced by such depository receipt.
          “Guarantee” means the unconditional guarantee by the Guarantor of any Security of any series authenticated and delivered pursuant to this Indenture either (i) if specified, as contemplated by Section 301, to be applicable to Securities of such series and not endorsed on such Securities pursuant to Article Sixteen hereof, or (ii) in all other cases, endorsed on such Security.
          “Guarantor” means the Person named as the “Guarantor” in the first paragraph of this instrument until a successor Person shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Guarantor” shall mean such successor Person.
          “Guarantor Request” and “Guarantor Order” mean, respectively, a written request or order signed in the name of the Guarantor by any two directors, or any director and secretary, of the Guarantor, and delivered to the Trustee.
          “Holder” means, in the case of a Registered Security, the Person in whose name a Security is registered in the Security Register and, in the case of a Bearer Security, the bearer thereof and, when used with respect to any coupon, shall mean the bearer thereof.
          “Indenture” means this instrument as originally executed and as it may from time to time be supplemented or amended by one or more indentures supplemental hereto entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions hereof, and shall include the terms of particular series of Securities established as contemplated by Section 301;provided,however, that, if at any time more than one Person is acting as Trustee under this instrument, “Indenture” shall mean, with respect to any one or more series of Securities for which such Person is Trustee, this instrument as originally executed or as it may from time to time be supplemented or amended by one or


 

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more indentures supplemental hereto entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions hereof and shall include the terms of particular series of Securities for which such Person is Trustee established as contemplated by Section 301, exclusive, however, of any provisions or terms which relate solely to other series of Securities for which such Person is not Trustee, regardless of when such terms or provisions were adopted, and exclusive of any provisions or terms adopted by means of one or more indentures supplemental hereto executed and delivered after such Person had become such Trustee but to which such Person, as such Trustee, was not a party.
          “Indexed Security” means a Security the terms of which provide that the principal amount thereof payable at Stated Maturity may be more or less than the principal face amount thereof at original issuance.
          “interest”, when used with respect to an Original Issue Discount Security which by its terms bears interest only after Maturity, means interest payable after Maturity at the rate prescribed in such Original Issue Discount Security.
          “Interest Payment Date”, when used with respect to any Security, means the Stated Maturity of an installment of interest on such Security.
          “Lien” means any pledge, mortgage, lien, charge, encumbrance or security interest.
          “Margin Stock” has the meaning specified in Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
          “Market Exchange Rate” means, unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, (i) for any conversion involving a currency unit on the one hand and Dollars or any Foreign Currency on the other, the exchange rate between the relevant currency unit and Dollars or such Foreign Currency calculated by the method specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of the relevant series, (ii) for any conversion of Dollars into any Foreign Currency, the noon (New York City time) buying rate for such Foreign Currency for cable transfers quoted in New York City as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and (iii) for any conversion of one Foreign Currency into Dollars or another Foreign Currency, the spot rate at noon local time in the relevant market at which, in accordance with normal banking procedures, the Dollars or Foreign Currency into which conversion is being made could be purchased with the Foreign Currency from which conversion is being made from major banks located in either New York City, London or any other principal market for Dollars or such purchased Foreign Currency, in each case determined by the Exchange Rate Agent. Unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, in the event of the unavailability of any of the exchange rates provided for in the foregoing clauses (i), (ii) and (iii), the Exchange Rate Agent shall use, in its sole discretion and without liability on its part, such quotation of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as of the most recent available date, or quotations from one or more major banks in New York City, London or another principal market for the Currency in question, or such other quotations as the Exchange Rate Agent shall deem appropriate. Unless otherwise specified by the Exchange Rate Agent, if there is more than one market for dealing in any Currency by reason of foreign exchange regulations or otherwise, the market to be used in respect of such Currency shall be


 

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that upon which a non-resident issuer of securities designated in such Currency would purchase such Currency in order to make payments in respect of such securities.
          “Maturity”, when used with respect to any Security, means the date on which the principal of such Security or an installment of principal becomes due and payable as therein or herein provided, whether at the Stated Maturity or by declaration of acceleration, notice of redemption, notice of option to elect repayment or otherwise.
          “Officers’ Certificate” means a certificate signed by any two directors of the Company or by any two directors, or any director and secretary, of the Guarantor, as applicable, that complies with the requirements of Section 314(e) of the Trust Indenture Act and is delivered to the Trustee.
          “Opinion of Counsel” means a written opinion of counsel, who may be counsel for the Company or the Guarantor or who may be an employee of or other counsel for the Company or the Guarantor.
          “Original Issue Discount Security” means any Security which provides for an amount less than the principal amount thereof to be due and payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 502.
          “Outstanding”, when used with respect to Securities, means, as of the date of determination, all Securities theretofore authenticated and delivered under this Indenture,except:
     (i) Securities theretofore cancelled by the Trustee or Security Registrar or delivered to the Trustee or Security Registrar for cancellation;
     (ii) Securities, or portions thereof, for whose payment or redemption or repayment at the option of the Holder money in the necessary amount has been theretofore deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent (other than the Company or the Guarantor) in trust or set aside and segregated in trust by the Company or the Guarantor (if the Company shall act as its own, or authorize the Guarantor to act as, Paying Agent) for the Holders of such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto;provided that, if such Securities are to be redeemed, notice of such redemption has been duly given pursuant to this Indenture or provision therefor satisfactory to the Trustee has been made;
     (iii) Securities, except to the extent provided in Sections 1402 and 1403, with respect to which the Company or the Guarantor has effected defeasance and/or covenant defeasance as provided in Article Fourteen; and
     (iv) Securities which have been paid pursuant to Section 306 or in exchange for or in lieu of which other Securities have been authenticated and delivered pursuant to this Indenture, other than any such Securities in respect of which there shall have been presented to the Trustee proof satisfactory to it that such Securities are held by a bona fide purchaser in whose hands such Securities are valid obligations of the Company;


 

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provided,however, that in determining whether the Holders of the requisite principal amount of the Outstanding Securities have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver hereunder or are present at a meeting of Holders for quorum purposes, and for the purpose of making the calculations required by TIA Section 313, (i) the principal amount of an Original Issue Discount Security that may be counted in making such determination or calculation and that shall be deemed to be Outstanding for such purpose shall be equal to the amount of principal thereof that would be (or shall have been declared to be) due and payable, at the time of such determination, upon a declaration of acceleration of the maturity thereof pursuant to Section 502, (ii) the principal amount of any Security denominated in a Foreign Currency that may be counted in making such determination or calculation and that shall be deemed Outstanding for such purpose shall be equal to the Dollar equivalent, determined as of the date such Security is originally issued by the Company as set forth in an Exchange Rate Officers’ Certificate delivered to the Trustee, of the principal amount (or, in the case of an Original Issue Discount Security, the Dollar equivalent as of such date of original issuance of the amount determined as provided in clause (i) above) of such Security, (iii) the principal amount of any Indexed Security that may be counted in making such determination or calculation and that shall be deemed outstanding for such purpose shall be equal to the principal face amount of such Indexed Security at original issuance, unless otherwise provided with respect to such Security pursuant to Section 301, and (iv) Securities owned by the Company or the Guarantor or any other obligor upon the Securities or any Affiliate of the Company or the Guarantor or of such other obligor shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding, except that, in determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in making such calculation or in relying upon any such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver, only Securities which a Responsible Officer of the Trustee knows to be so owned shall be so disregarded. Securities so owned which have been pledged in good faith may be regarded as Outstanding if the pledgee establishes to the satisfaction of the Trustee the pledgee’s right so to act with respect to such Securities and that the pledgee is not the Company or the Guarantor or any other obligor upon the Securities or any Affiliate of the Company or the Guarantor or such other obligor.
           “Paying Agent” means any Person (including the Company acting as Paying Agent) authorized by the Company to pay the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on any Securities on behalf of the Company.
           “Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, association, joint-stock company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.
           “Place of Payment” means, when used with respect to the Securities of or within any series, the place or places where the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on such Securities are payable as specified as contemplated by Sections 301 and 1002.
           “Predecessor Security” of any particular Security means every previous Security evidencing all or a portion of the same debt as that evidenced by such particular Security; and, for the purposes of this definition, any Security authenticated and delivered under Section 306 in exchange for or in lieu of a mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security or a Security to which a mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen coupon appertains shall be deemed to evidence the same debt


 

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as the mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security or the Security to which the mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen coupon appertains, as the case may be.
          “Principal Property” means any mine, together with any fixtures comprising a part thereof, and any plant or other facility, together with any land upon which such plant or other facility is erected and fixtures comprising a part thereof, used primarily for mining or processing, in each case, and the net book value of which on the date as of which the determination is being made exceeds[   ]% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets; provided, that Principal Property shall not include (a) any mine, plant or facility which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors of the Guarantor, is not of material importance to the total business conducted by the Guarantor and the Restricted Subsidiaries as an entirety or (b) any portion of a particular mine, plant or facility which, in the opinion of the Guarantor is not of material importance to the use or operation of such mine, plant or facility.
          “Project Finance Indebtedness” means any indebtedness incurred in relation to any asset for the purposes of financing the whole or any part of the acquisition, creation, construction, improvement or development of such asset where the financial institution(s) to whom such indebtedness is owed has or have recourse to (i) the applicable project borrower (where such project borrower is formed solely or principally for the purpose of the relevant project) and/or (ii) such asset (or any derivative asset thereof) but, in either case, does not or do not have recourse to any other assets of the applicable project borrower.
          “Redemption Date”, when used with respect to any Security to be redeemed, in whole or in part, means the date fixed for such redemption by or pursuant to this Indenture.
          “Redemption Price”, when used with respect to any Security to be redeemed, means the price at which it is to be redeemed pursuant to this Indenture.
          “Registered Security” means any Security registered in the Security Register.
          “Regular Record Date” for the interest payable on any Interest Payment Date on the Registered Securities of or within any series means the date specified for that purpose as contemplated by Section 301.
          “Repayment Date” means, when used with respect to any Security to be repaid at the option of the Holder, the date fixed for such repayment pursuant to this Indenture.
          “Repayment Price” means, when used with respect to any Security to be repaid at the option of the Holder, the price at which it is to be repaid pursuant to this Indenture.
          “Responsible Officer”, when used with respect to the Trustee, means any vice president, assistant vice president, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, trust officer or assistant trust officer, or any other officer of the Trustee customarily performing functions similar to those performed by any of the above-designated officers, and also means, with respect to a particular corporate trust matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of his knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject and who shall have direct responsibility for the administration of this Indenture.


 

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          “Restricted Securities” has the meaning specified in Section 1006.
          “Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary wholly owned by the Guarantor which owns a Principal Property; provided, that Restricted Subsidiary shall not include any Subsidiary the primary business of which consists of financing operations in connection with leasing and conditional sales transactions on behalf of the Company, the Guarantor and their Subsidiaries, and/or purchasing accounts receivable and/or making loans secured by accounts receivable or inventory, or which is otherwise primarily engaged in the business of a finance company. In the event that there shall be at any time a question as to whether a Subsidiary is described in the foregoing clause (a) or (b) or an exception described herein, such matter shall be determined for all purposes of this Indenture by a Board Resolution.
          “Securities” has the meaning stated in the first recital of this Indenture and more particularly means any Securities authenticated and delivered under this Indenture;provided,however, that if at any time there is more than one Person acting as Trustee under this Indenture, “Securities” with respect to the Indenture as to which such Person is Trustee shall have the meaning stated in the first recital of this Indenture and shall more particularly mean Securities authenticated and delivered under this Indenture, exclusive, however, of Securities of any series as to which such Person is not Trustee.
          “Security Register” and “Security Registrar” have the respective meanings specified in Section 305.
          “Special Record Date” for the payment of any Defaulted Interest on the Registered Securities of or within any series means a date fixed by the Trustee pursuant to Section 307.
          “Stated Maturity”, when used with respect to any Security or any installment of principal thereof or interest thereon, means the date specified in such Security or a coupon representing such installment of interest as the fixed date on which the principal of such Security or such installment of principal or interest is due and payable, as such date may be extended pursuant to the provisions of Section 308.
          “Subsidiary” means any corporation of which at the time of determination the Guarantor, directly and/or indirectly through one or more Subsidiaries, owns more than 50% of the shares of Voting Stock.
          “Taxing Jurisdiction” means South Africa or the Isle of Man, any other jurisdiction where the Company or the Guarantor is tax resident or in which the Company does business, the government of a jurisdiction in which any successor to the Company is organized or tax resident or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein.
          “Trust Indenture Act” or “TIA” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as in force at the date as of which this Indenture was executed, except as provided in Section 905 provided, however, that in the event the Trust Indenture Act is amended after such date, “Trust Indenture Act” or “TIA” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as so amended.


 

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          “Trustee” means the Person named as the “Trustee” in the first paragraph of this Indenture until a successor Trustee shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Trustee” shall mean or include each Person who is then a Trustee hereunder;provided,however, that if at any time there is more than one such Person, “Trustee” as used with respect to the Securities of any series shall mean only the Trustee with respect to Securities of that series.
          “United States” means, unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, the United States of America (including the states and the District of Columbia), its territories, its possessions and other areas subject to its jurisdiction.
          “United States person” means, unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, an individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States, a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organized in or under the laws of the United States or an estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income taxation regardless of its source.
          “Valuation Date” has the meaning specified in Section 312(c).
          “Voting Stock” means stock of the class or classes having general voting power under ordinary circumstances to elect at least a majority of the board of directors, managers or trustees of a corporation (irrespective of whether or not at the time stock of any other class or classes shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency).
          “Yield to Maturity” means the yield to maturity, computed at the time of issuance of a Security (or, if applicable, at the most recent redetermination of interest on such Security) and as set forth in such Security in accordance with generally accepted United States bond yield computation principles.
          SECTION 102.Compliance Certificates and Opinions.
          Upon any application or request by the Company or the Guarantor to the Trustee to take any action under any provision of this Indenture, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, shall furnish to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate stating that all conditions precedent, if any, provided for in this Indenture (including any covenant compliance with which constitutes a condition precedent) relating to the proposed action have been complied with and an Opinion of Counsel stating that in the opinion of such counsel all such conditions precedent, if any, have been complied with, except that in the case of any such application or request as to which the furnishing of such documents is specifically required by any provision of this Indenture relating to such particular application or request, no additional certificate or opinion need be furnished.
          Every certificate or opinion with respect to compliance with a covenant or condition provided for in this Indenture (other than pursuant to Section 1004) shall include:
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     (2) a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based;
     (3) a statement that, in the opinion of each such individual, he has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable him to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and
     (4) a statement as to whether, in the opinion of each such individual, such covenant or condition has been complied with.
          SECTION 103.Form of Documents Delivered to Trustee.
          In any case where several matters are required to be certified by, or covered by an opinion of, any specified Person, it is not necessary that all such matters be certified by, or covered by the opinion of, only one such Person, or that they be so certified or covered by only one document, but one such Person may certify or give an opinion with respect to some matters and one or more other such Persons as to other matters, and any such Person may certify or give an opinion as to such matters in one or several documents.
          Any certificate or opinion of a director or an officer of the Company or the Guarantor may be based, insofar as it relates to legal matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, counsel, unless such director or officer knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to the matters upon which his certificate or opinion is based are erroneous. Any such certificate or Opinion of Counsel may be based, insofar as it relates to factual matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, a director or officer of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, stating that the information with respect to such factual matters is in the possession of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, unless such counsel knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to such matters are erroneous.
          Where any Person is required to make, give or execute two or more applications, requests, consents, certificates, statements, opinions or other instruments under this Indenture, they may, but need not, be consolidated and form one instrument.
          SECTION 104.Acts of Holders.
          (a) Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided by this Indenture to be given or taken by Holders of the Outstanding Securities of all series or one or more series, as the case may be, may be embodied in and evidenced by one or more instruments of substantially similar tenor signed by such Holders in person or by agents duly appointed in writing. If Securities of a series are issuable as Bearer Securities, any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided by this Indenture to be given or taken by Holders of such series may, alternatively, be embodied in and evidenced by the record of Holders of Securities of such series voting in favor thereof, either in person or by proxies duly appointed in writing, at any meeting of Holders of Securities of such series duly called and held in accordance with the provisions of Article


 

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Fifteen, or a combination of such instruments and any such record. Except as herein otherwise expressly provided, such action shall become effective when such instrument or instruments or record or both are delivered to the Trustee and, where it is hereby expressly required, to the Company and the Guarantor. Such instrument or instruments and any such record (and the action embodied therein and evidenced thereby) are herein sometimes referred to as the “Act” of the Holders signing such instrument or instruments or so voting at any such meeting. Proof of execution of any such instrument or of a writing appointing any such agent, or of the holding by any Person of a Security, shall be sufficient for any purpose of this Indenture and conclusive in favor of the Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor and any agent of the Trustee, the Company or the Guarantor, if made in the manner provided in this Section. The record of any meeting of Holders of Securities shall be proved in the manner provided in Section 1506.
          (b) The fact and date of the execution by any Person of any such instrument or writing may be proved by the affidavit of a witness of such execution or by a certificate of a notary public or other officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, certifying that the individual signing such instrument or writing acknowledged to him the execution thereof. Where such execution is by a signer acting in a capacity other than his individual capacity, such certificate or affidavit shall also constitute sufficient proof of authority. The fact and date of the execution of any such instrument or writing, or the authority of the Person executing the same, may also be proved in any other manner which the Trustee deems sufficient.
          (c) The principal amount and serial numbers of Registered Securities held by any Person, and the date of holding the same, shall be proved by the Security Register.
          (d) The principal amount and serial numbers of Bearer Securities held by any Person, and the date of holding the same, may be proved by the production of such Bearer Securities or by a certificate executed, as depositary, by any trust company, bank, banker or other depositary reasonably acceptable to the Company and the Guarantor, wherever situated, if such certificate shall be deemed by the Trustee to be satisfactory, showing that at the date therein mentioned such Person had on deposit with such depositary, or exhibited to it, the Bearer Securities therein described; or such facts may be proved by the certificate or affidavit of the Person holding such Bearer Securities, if such certificate or affidavit is deemed by the Trustee to be satisfactory. The Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor may assume that such ownership of any Bearer Security continues until (1) another certificate or affidavit bearing a later date issued in respect of the same Bearer Security is produced, or (2) such Bearer Security is produced to the Trustee by some other Person, or (3) such Bearer Security is surrendered in exchange for a Registered Security, or (4) such Bearer Security is no longer Outstanding. The principal amount and serial numbers of Bearer Securities held by any Person, and the date of holding the same, may also be proved in any other manner that the Trustee deems sufficient.
          (e) If the Company or the Guarantor shall solicit from the Holders of Registered Securities any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, may, at its option, by or pursuant to a Board Resolution, fix in advance a record date for the determination of Holders entitled to give such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act, but neither the Company nor the Guarantor shall have any obligation to do so. Notwithstanding TIA Section 316(c), such record date shall be the record date specified in or pursuant to such Board


 

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Resolution, which shall be a date not earlier than the date 30 days prior to the first solicitation of Holders generally in connection therewith and not later than the date such solicitation is completed. If such a record date is fixed, such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act may be given before or after such record date, but only the Holders of record at the close of business on such record date shall be deemed to be Holders for the purposes of determining whether Holders of the requisite proportion of Outstanding Securities have authorized or agreed or consented to such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act, and for that purpose the Outstanding Securities shall be computed as of such record date;provided that no such authorization, agreement or consent by the Holders on such record date shall be deemed effective unless it shall become effective pursuant to the provisions of this Indenture not later than eleven months after the record date.
          (f) Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act of the Holder of any Security shall bind every future Holder of the same Security and the Holder of every Security issued upon the registration of transfer thereof or in exchange therefor or in lieu thereof in respect of anything done, omitted or suffered to be done by the Trustee, the Company or the Guarantor in reliance thereon, whether or not notation of such action is made upon such Security.
          SECTION 105.Notices, etc. to Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor.
          Any notice or communication shall be sufficiently given to the Trustee, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, if written and (a) if delivered in person, when received or (b) if mailed by registered or overnight mail, or (c) as between the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee, if sent by facsimile transmission, when transmission is confirmed, in each case addressed as follows:
if to the Company:
AngloGold Ashanti Holdings Finance plc
1st Floor
Atlantic House
4-8 Circular Road
Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 1GA
Telephone No.: +44 (1624) 697 280
Facsimile No.: +44 (1624) 613 874
if to the Guarantor:
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
76 Jeppe Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001
PO Box 62117, Marshalltown, 2107
South Africa
Telephone No.: +27 (11) 637-6000
Facsimile No.: +27 (11) 637-6666
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if to the Trustee:
101 Barclay Street, 4E
New York, New York 10286
United States of America
Telephone No.: +1 212 815 5587
Facsimile No.: +1 212 815 5366
Attention: Global Finance Americas, International Team
          The Trustee agrees to accept and act upon facsimile or email transmission of written instructions pursuant to this Indenture;provided, however, that (a) the party providing such written instructions, subsequent to such transmission of written instructions, shall provide the originally executed instructions or directions to the Trustee in a timely manner, and (b) such originally executed instructions or directions shall be signed by an authorized representative of the party providing such instructions or directions.
          The Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee by written notice to the other may designate additional or different addresses for subsequent notices or communications.
          SECTION 106.Notice to Holders; Waiver.
          Where this Indenture provides for notice of any event to Holders of Registered Securities by the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee, such notice shall be sufficiently given (unless otherwise herein expressly provided) if in writing and mailed, first-class postage prepaid, to each such Holder affected by such event, at his address as it appears in the Security Register, not later than the latest date, and not earlier than the earliest date, prescribed for the giving of such notice. In any case where notice to Holders of Registered Securities is given by mail, neither the failure to mail such notice, nor any defect in any notice so mailed, to any particular Holder shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Holders of Registered Securities or the sufficiency of any notice to Holders of Bearer Securities given as provided. Any notice mailed to a Holder in the manner herein prescribed shall be conclusively deemed to have been received by such Holder, whether or not such Holder actually receives such notice.
          In case, by reason of the suspension of or irregularities in regular mail service or by reason of any other cause, it shall be impractical to mail notice of any event to Holders of Registered Securities when such notice is required to be given pursuant to any provision of this Indenture, then any manner of giving such notice as shall be satisfactory to the Trustee shall be deemed to be sufficient giving of such notice for every purpose hereunder.
          Except as otherwise expressly provided herein or otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, where this Indenture provides for notice to Holders of Bearer Securities of any event, such notice shall be sufficiently given to Holders of Bearer Securities if published in an Authorized Newspaper in The City of London and in such other city or cities as may be specified in such Securities on a Business Day at least twice, the first such publication to be not earlier than the earliest date, and not later than the latest date, prescribed for the giving of such notice. Any such notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date of the first such publication.


 

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          In case, by reason of the suspension of publication of any Authorized Newspaper or Authorized Newspapers or by reason of any other cause, it shall be impracticable to publish any notice to Holders of Bearer Securities as provided above, then such notification to Holders of Bearer Securities as shall be given with the approval of the Trustee shall constitute sufficient notice to such Holders for every purpose hereunder. Neither the failure to give notice by publication to Holders of Bearer Securities as provided above, nor any defect in any notice so published, shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Holders of Bearer Securities or the sufficiency of any notice to Holders of Registered Securities given as provided herein.
          Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver required or permitted under this Indenture shall be in the English language.
          Where this Indenture provides for notice in any manner, such notice may be waived in writing by the Person entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be the equivalent of such notice. Waivers of notice by Holders shall be filed with the Trustee, but such filing shall not be a condition precedent to the validity of any action taken in reliance upon such waiver.
          SECTION 107.Effect of Headings and Table of Contents.
          The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.
          SECTION 108.Successors and Assigns.
          All covenants and agreements in this Indenture by the Company or the Guarantor shall bind their successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.
          SECTION 109.Separability Clause.
          In case any provision in this Indenture or in any Security or coupon shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
          SECTION 110.Benefits of Indenture.
          Nothing in this Indenture or in the Securities or coupons or any Guarantee, express or implied, shall give to any Person, other than the parties hereto, any Authenticating Agent, any Paying Agent, any Securities Registrar and their successors hereunder and the Holders of Securities or coupons, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Indenture.
          SECTION 111.Governing Law.
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of the Trust Indenture Act that are required to be part of this Indenture and shall, to the extent applicable, be governed by such provisions.
          SECTION 112.Legal Holidays.
          In any case where any Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date, sinking fund payment date or Stated Maturity or Maturity of any Security shall not be a Business Day at any Place of Payment, then (notwithstanding any other provision of this Indenture or of any Security or coupon other than a provision in the Securities of any series which specifically states that such provision shall apply in lieu of this Section), payment of principal (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, need not be made at such Place of Payment on such date, but may be made on the next succeeding Business Day at such Place of Payment with the same force and effect as if made on the Interest Payment Date or Redemption Date or sinking fund payment date, or at the Stated Maturity or Maturity;provided that no interest shall accrue for the period from and after such Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date, sinking fund payment date, Stated Maturity or Maturity, as the case may be.
          SECTION 113.Submission to Jurisdiction; Appointment of Agent for Service of Process.
          The Company hereby appoints AngloGold Ashanti North America Inc. acting through its office at 7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 350, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 as its authorized agent (the “Authorized Agent”) upon which process may be served in any legal action or proceeding against the Company with respect to its obligations under this Indenture or the Securities of any series, instituted in any federal or state court in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York by the Holder of any Security and the Company agrees that service of process upon such Authorized Agent, together with written notice of said service to the Company by the Person serving the same addressed as provided in Section 105, shall be deemed in every respect effective service of process upon the Company in any such legal action or proceeding. The Company hereby irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of any such court in respect of any such legal action or proceeding and waives any objection it may have to the laying of the venue of any such legal action or proceeding. Such designation shall be irrevocable until all amounts in respect of the principal of and any premium and interest due and to become due on or in respect of all the Securities issued under this Indenture have been paid by the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, to the Trustee pursuant to the terms hereof, the Securities and the Guarantee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company reserves the right to appoint another Person, selected in its discretion, as a successor Authorized Agent, and upon acceptance of such consent to service of process by such a successor the designation of the prior Authorized Agent shall terminate. The Company shall give written notice to the Trustee and all Holders of the designation by it of a successor Authorized Agent. If for any reason AngloGold Ashanti North America Inc. ceases to be able to act as the Authorized Agent, the Company will appoint a successor Authorized Agent in accordance with the preceding sentence. The Company further agrees to take any and all action, including the filing of any and all documents and instruments as may be necessary to continue such designation of such agent in full force and effect until this Indenture has been satisfied and discharged. Service of process upon the Authorized Agent addressed to it at the address set forth above, as such address may be changed by notice given by the Authorized Agent to the Trustee, together with written notice of such


 

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service mailed or delivered to the Company shall be deemed, in every respect, effective service of process on the Company.
          SECTION 114.Waiver of Jury Trial.
          EACH OF THE COMPANY, THE GUARANTOR AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS INDENTURE, THE SECURITIES OR THE TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
          SECTION 115.Force Majeure.
          In no event shall the trustee be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of god, and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software and hardware) services; it being understood that the trustee shall use reasonable efforts which are consistent with accepted practices in the banking industry to resume performance as soon as practicable under the circumstances.
ARTICLE TWO
SECURITY FORMS
          SECTION 201.Forms Generally.
          The Registered Securities, if any, of each series and the Bearer Securities, if any, of each series and related coupons shall be in substantially the forms as shall be established by or pursuant to a Board Resolution or in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in each case with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by this Indenture, and may have such letters, numbers or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with the rules of any securities exchange or as may, consistently herewith, be determined by the directors and officers executing such Securities or coupons, as evidenced by their execution of the Securities or coupons. If the forms of Securities or coupons of any series are established by action taken pursuant to a Board Resolution, a copy of an appropriate record of such action shall be certified by a director of the Company and delivered to the Trustee at or prior to the delivery of the Company Order contemplated by Section 303 for the authentication and delivery of such Securities or coupons. Any portion of the text of any Security may be set forth on the reverse thereof, with an appropriate reference thereto on the face of the Security.
          Unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, Securities in bearer form shall have interest coupons attached.
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substantially the form set forth in Section 204. For any other series of Securities, the Guarantee shall be endorsed on the Securities and shall be substantially in the form established by or pursuant to Board Resolutions of the Guarantor in accordance with Section 301 or one or more indentures supplemental hereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Guarantee or the Guarantees to be endorsed on the Securities of any series may have such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other corrections from the forms thereof referred to above as are required or permitted by this Indenture and may have such letters, numbers or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with the rules of any securities exchange or as may, consistently herewith, be determined by the directors or officers delivering the same, in each case as evidenced by such delivery.
          The Trustee’s certificate of authentication on all Securities shall be in substantially the form set forth in this Article.
          The definitive Securities and coupons shall be printed, lithographed or engraved on steel-engraved borders or may be produced in any other manner, all as determined by the officers executing such Securities, as evidenced by their execution of such Securities or coupons.
          SECTION 202.Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication.
          Subject to Section 611, the Trustee’s certificate of authentication shall be in substantially the following form:
TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
          Dated:                                        
          This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
       
  THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,  
  as Trustee                  
       
  By    
    
 
Authorized Signatory
  
          SECTION 203.Securities Issuable in Global Form.
          If Securities of or within a series are issuable in global form, as specified as contemplated by Section 301, then, notwithstanding clause (8) of Section 301, any such Security shall represent such of the Outstanding Securities of such series as shall be specified therein and may provide that it shall represent the aggregate amount of Outstanding Securities of such series from time to time endorsed thereon and that the aggregate amount of Outstanding Securities of such series represented thereby may from time to time be increased or decreased to reflect exchanges. Any endorsement of a Security in global form to reflect the amount, or any increase or decrease in the amount, of Outstanding Securities represented thereby shall be made by the Trustee in such manner and upon instructions given by such Person or Persons as shall be


 

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specified therein or in the Company Order to be delivered to the Trustee pursuant to Section 303 or Section 304. Subject to the provisions of Section 303 and, if applicable, Section 304, the Trustee shall deliver and redeliver any Security in permanent global form in the manner and upon instructions given by the Person or Persons specified therein or in the applicable Company Order. If a Company Order pursuant to Section 303 or Section 304 has been, or simultaneously is, delivered, any instructions by the Company with respect to endorsement or delivery or redelivery of a Security in global form shall be in writing but need not comply with Section 102 and need not be accompanied by an Opinion of Counsel.
          The provisions of the last sentence of the penultimate paragraph of Section 303 shall apply to any Security represented by a Security in global form if such Security was never issued and sold by the Company and the Company delivers to the Trustee the Security in global form together with written instructions (which need not comply with Section 102 and need not be accompanied by an Opinion of Counsel) with regard to the reduction in the principal amount of Securities represented thereby, together with the written statement contemplated by the last sentence of the penultimate paragraph of Section 303.
          Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 307, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on any Security in permanent global form shall be made to the Person or Persons specified therein.
          Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 309 and except as provided in the preceding paragraph, the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee and any agent of the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee shall treat as the Holder of such principal amount of Outstanding Securities represented by a permanent global Security (i) in the case of a permanent global Security in registered form, the Holder of such permanent global Security in registered form, or (ii) in the case of a permanent global Security in bearer form, Euroclear or Clearstream.
          SECTION 204.Form of Guarantee.
          The Guarantee afforded by Article Sixteen shall be endorsed on the Securities of any applicable series substantially as follows:
          For value received, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of South Africa (herein called the “Guarantor”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture (the “Indenture”) referred to in the Security on which this Guarantee is endorsed), has unconditionally guaranteed, pursuant to the terms of the Guarantee contained in Article Sixteen of the Indenture, the due and punctual payment of the principal of and any premium and interest on such Security, when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the Stated Maturity, by declaration of acceleration, call for redemption or otherwise, in accordance with the terms of such Security and the Indenture.
          All payments pursuant to this Guarantee shall be made without withholding or deduction for, or on account of, any present or future taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges of whatever nature imposed or levied by or on behalf of the Isle of Man or South Africa or the jurisdiction of organization of any successor to the Company or the Guarantor, or any


 

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political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, unless such taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges are required by the Isle of Man or South Africa or such other jurisdiction or any such subdivision or authority to be withheld or deducted. In that event, the Guarantor will pay such Additional Amounts as will result (after deduction of such taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges and any additional taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges payable in respect of such) in the payment to the Holder of the Security on which this Guarantee is endorsed of the amounts which would have been payable in respect of the Guarantee thereof had no such withholding or deduction been required, subject to certain exceptions as set forth in Article Ten of the Indenture.
          The obligations of the Guarantor to the Holders of the Securities and to the Trustee pursuant to the Guarantee and the Indenture are expressly set forth in Article Sixteen of the Indenture, and reference is hereby made to such Article and Indenture for the precise terms of the Guarantee.
          The Guarantee shall not be valid or obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication on the Security upon which this Guarantee is endorsed shall have been executed by the Trustee under the Indenture by the manual signature of one of its authorized signatories.
          Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein have the meanings specified in the Indenture.
          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Guarantor has caused this instrument to be duly executed.
     
 Dated:

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED
 
 
 By:    
  Name:    
  Title  
ARTICLE THREE
THE SECURITIES
          SECTION 301.Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series.
          The aggregate principal amount of Securities which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is unlimited.
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Resolutions and, subject to Section 303, set forth in, or determined in the manner provided in, an Officers’ Certificate, or established in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the issuance of Securities of any series, any or all of the following, as applicable (each of which (except for the matters set forth in clauses (1), (2) and (17) below), if so provided, may be determined from time to time by the Company with respect to unissued Securities of the series and set forth in such Securities of the series when issued from time to time):
     (1) the title of the Securities of the series (which shall distinguish the Securities of the series from all other series of Securities);
     (2) any limit upon the aggregate principal amount of the Securities of the series that may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture (except for Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of the series pursuant to Section 304, 305, 306, 906, 1107 or 1305);
     (3) the date or dates, or the method by which such date or dates will be determined or extended, on which the principal of the Securities of the series is payable;
     (4) the rate or rates at which the Securities of the series shall bear interest, if any, or the method by which such rate or rates shall be determined, the date or dates from which such interest shall accrue, or the method by which such date or dates shall be determined, the Interest Payment Dates on which such interest shall be payable and the Regular Record Date, if any, for the interest payable on any Registered Security on any Interest Payment Date, or the method by which such date or dates shall be determined, and the basis upon which interest shall be calculated if other than on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months;
     (5) the place or places, if any, other than or in addition to the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, where the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on Securities of the series shall be payable, where any Registered Securities of the series may be surrendered for registration of transfer, where Securities of the series may be surrendered for exchange, where Securities of the series that are exchangeable may be surrendered for exchange, as applicable and, if different than the location specified in Section 106, the place or places where notices or demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities of the series and this Indenture may be served;
     (6) the period or periods within which, the price or prices at which, the Currency in which, and other terms and conditions upon which Securities of the series may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at the option of the Company, if the Company is to have that option;
     (7) the obligation, if any, of the Company to redeem, repay or purchase Securities of the series pursuant to any sinking fund or analogous provision or at the option of a Holder thereof, and the period or periods within which, the price or prices at which, the Currency in which, and other terms and conditions upon which Securities of


 

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the series shall be redeemed, repaid or purchased, in whole or in part, pursuant to such obligation;
     (8) if other than denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof, the denomination or denominations in which any Registered Securities of the series shall be issuable and, if other than denominations of $5,000, the denomination or denominations in which any Bearer Securities of the series shall be issuable;
     (9) if other than the Trustee, the identity of each Security Registrar and/or Paying Agent;
     (10) if other than the principal amount thereof, the portion of the principal amount of Securities of the series that shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 502 or the method by which such portion shall be determined;
     (11) if other than Dollars, the Currency in which payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on the Securities of the series shall be payable or in which the Securities of the series shall be denominated and the particular provisions applicable thereto in accordance with, in addition to or in lieu of any of the provisions of Section 312;
     (12) whether the amount of payments of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on the Securities of the series may be determined with reference to an index, formula or other method (which index, formula or method may be based, without limitation, on one or more Currencies, commodities, equity indices or other indices), and the manner in which such amounts shall be determined;
     (13) whether the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on the Securities of the series are to be payable, at the election of the Company, the Guarantor or a Holder thereof, in a Currency other than that in which such Securities are denominated or stated to be payable, the period or periods within which (including the Election Date), and the terms and conditions upon which, such election may be made, and the time and manner of determining the exchange rate between the Currency in which such Securities are denominated or stated to be payable and the Currency in which such Securities are to be so payable, in each case in accordance with, in addition to or in lieu of any of the provisions of Section 312;
     (14) the designation of the initial Exchange Rate Agent, if any;
     (15) the applicability, if any, of Sections 1402 and/or 1403 to the Securities of the series and any provisions in modification of, in addition to or in lieu of any of the provisions of Article Fourteen that shall be applicable to the Securities of the series;
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     (17) any deletions from, modifications of or additions to the Events of Default or covenants (including any deletions from, modifications of or additions to Section 1008) of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, with respect to Securities of the series, whether or not such Events of Default or covenants are consistent with the Events of Default or covenants set forth herein;
     (18) whether Securities of the series are to be issuable as Registered Securities, Bearer Securities (with or without coupons) or both, any restrictions applicable to the offer, sale or delivery of Bearer Securities, whether any Securities of the series are to be issuable initially in temporary global form and whether any Securities of the series are to be issuable in permanent global form with or without coupons and, if so, whether beneficial owners of interests in any such permanent global Security may exchange such interests for Securities of such series and of like tenor of any authorized form and denomination and the circumstances under which any such exchanges may occur, if other than in the manner provided in Section 305, whether Registered Securities of the series may be exchanged for Bearer Securities of the series (if permitted by applicable laws and regulations), whether Bearer Securities of the series may be exchanged for Registered Securities of such series, and the circumstances under which and the place or places where any such exchanges may be made and if Securities of the series are to be issuable in global form, the identity of any initial depository therefor;
     (19) the date as of which any Bearer Securities of the series and any temporary global Security representing Outstanding Securities of the series shall be dated if other than the date of original issuance of the first Security of the series to be issued;
     (20) the Person to whom any interest on any Registered Security of the series shall be payable, if other than the Person in whose name that Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, the manner in which, or the Person to whom, any interest on any Bearer Security of the series shall be payable, if otherwise than upon presentation and surrender of the coupons appertaining thereto as they severally mature, and the extent to which, or the manner in which, any interest payable on a temporary global Security on an Interest Payment Date will be paid if other than in the manner provided in Section 304;
     (21) if Securities of the series are to be issuable in definitive form (whether upon original issue or upon exchange of a temporary Security of such series) only upon receipt of certain certificates or other documents or satisfaction of other conditions, the form and/or terms of such certificates, documents or conditions;
    ��(22) if the Securities of the series are to be issued upon the exercise of warrants, the time, manner and place for such Securities to be authenticated and delivered;
     (23) whether, under what circumstances and the Currency in which the Company or the Guarantor will pay Additional Amounts as contemplated by Section 1005 on the Securities of the series to any Holder who is not a United States person (including any modification to the definition of such term) in respect of any tax,


 

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assessment or governmental charge and, if so, whether the Company or the Guarantor will have the option to redeem such Securities rather than pay such Additional Amounts (and the terms of any such option);
     (24) if the Securities of the series are to be exchangeable for any securities of any Person (including the Guarantor), the terms and conditions upon which such Securities will be so exchangeable;
     (25) if the Securities will be entitled to the benefit of the Guarantee afforded by Article Sixteen or, if not, the form of the Guarantee to be endorsed on the Securities;
     (26) if the Securities of the series or the Guarantee therefor are to be subordinated to any other Debt, the terms and conditions of such subordination; and
     (27) any other terms, conditions, rights and preferences (or limitations on such rights and preferences) relating to the series (which terms shall not be inconsistent with the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act or the provisions of this Indenture).
          All Securities of any one series and the coupons appertaining to any Bearer Securities of such series shall be substantially identical except, in the case of Registered Securities, as to denomination and except as may otherwise be provided in or pursuant to such Board Resolution (subject to Section 303) and set forth in such Officers’ Certificate or in any such indenture supplemental hereto. Not all Securities of any one series need be issued at the same time, and, unless otherwise provided, a series may be reopened without the consent of the Holders for issuances of additional Securities of such series.
          If any of the terms of the series are established by action taken pursuant to one or more Board Resolutions, such Board Resolutions shall be delivered to the Trustee at or prior to the delivery of the Officers’ Certificate setting forth the terms of the series.
          SECTION 302.Denominations.
          The Securities of each series shall be issuable in such denominations as shall be specified as contemplated by Section 301. With respect to Securities of any series denominated in Dollars, in the absence of any such provisions, the Registered Securities of such series, other than Registered Securities issued in global form (which may be of any denomination), shall be issuable in denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof and the Bearer Securities of such series, other than the Bearer Securities issued in global form (which may be of any denomination), shall be issuable in a denomination of $5,000.
          SECTION 303.Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating.
          The Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and the Guarantees to be noted or endorsed on the Securities shall be executed on behalf of the Company by any two directors of the Company, and on behalf of the Guarantor by any two directors of the Guarantor. The signature of any of these persons on the Securities or coupons and the Guarantees, as the case may be, may be the manual or facsimile signatures of the present or any future such director


 

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or officer and may be imprinted or otherwise reproduced on the Securities. If Article Sixteen is to be applicable to the Securities of any series, established as contemplated by Section 301, then the Guarantees noted or endorsed on the Securities of such series shall be executed as provided in Section 1602.
          Securities or coupons or any Guarantee bearing the manual or facsimile signatures of individuals who were at any time the proper directors or officers of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, shall bind the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, notwithstanding that such individuals or any of them have ceased to hold such offices prior to the authentication and delivery of such Securities or Guarantee or did not hold such offices at the date of such Securities or coupons or such Guarantee.
          At any time and from time to time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture, the Company may deliver Securities of any series together with any coupon appertaining thereto, executed by the Company, having Guarantees noted or endorsed thereon executed by the Guarantor, to the Trustee for authentication, together with a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of such Securities, and the Trustee in accordance with such Company Order shall authenticate and deliver such Securities;provided,however, that, in connection with its original issuance, no Bearer Security shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to any location in the United States; andprovidedfurther that, unless otherwise specified with respect to any series of Securities pursuant to Section 301, a Bearer Security may be delivered in connection with its original issuance only if the Person entitled to receive such Bearer Security shall have furnished a certificate in the form set forth in Exhibit A-1 to this Indenture, dated no earlier than 15 days prior to the earlier of the date on which such Bearer Security is delivered and the date on which any temporary Security first becomes exchangeable for such Bearer Security in accordance with the terms of such temporary Security and this Indenture. If any Security shall be represented by a permanent global Security, then, for purposes of this Section and Section 304, the notation of a beneficial owner’s interest therein upon original issuance of such Security or upon exchange of a portion of a temporary global Security shall be deemed to be delivery in connection with its original issuance of such beneficial owner’s interest in such permanent global Security. Except as permitted by Section 306, the Trustee shall not authenticate and deliver any Bearer Security unless all appurtenant coupons for interest then matured have been detached and cancelled. If not all the Securities of any series are to be issued at one time and if the Board Resolution or supplemental indenture establishing such series shall so permit, such Company Order may set forth procedures acceptable to the Trustee for the issuance of such Securities and determining terms of particular Securities of such series such as interest rate, stated maturity, date of issuance and date from which interest shall accrue.
          In authenticating such Securities, and accepting the additional responsibilities under this Indenture in relation to such Securities, the Trustee shall be given, and (subject to TIA Sections 315(a) through 315(d)) shall be fully protected in relying upon, an Opinion of Counsel stating:
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     (b) that the terms of such Securities and any coupons and Guarantee have been established in conformity with the provisions of this Indenture;
     (c) that such Securities, together with any coupons appertaining thereto and the Guarantee thereof, when completed by appropriate insertions and executed and delivered by the Company and the Guarantor, as applicable, to the Trustee for authentication in accordance with this Indenture, authenticated and delivered by the Trustee in accordance with this Indenture and issued by the Company in the manner and subject to any conditions specified in such Opinion of Counsel, will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company and the Guarantor, respectively, enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and other similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights, to general equitable principles and to such other qualifications as such counsel shall conclude do not materially affect the rights of Holders of such Securities and any coupons; and
     (d) all conditions precedent in respect of the execution and delivery by the Company and the Guarantor, as applicable, of such Securities have been complied with.
          Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 301 and of the preceding two paragraphs, if not all the Securities of any series are to be issued at one time, it shall not be necessary to deliver the Officers’ Certificate otherwise required pursuant to Section 301 or the Company Order and Opinion of Counsel otherwise required pursuant to the preceding two paragraphs prior to or at the time of issuance of each Security, but such documents shall be delivered prior to or at the time of issuance of the first Security of such series.
          The Trustee shall not be required to authenticate and deliver any such Securities if the issue of such Securities pursuant to this Indenture will affect the Trustee’s own rights, duties or immunities under the Securities and this Indenture or otherwise in a manner which is not reasonably acceptable to the Trustee.
          Each Registered Security shall be dated the date of its authentication and each Bearer Security shall be dated as of the date specified as contemplated by Section 301.
          No Security or coupon, or Guarantee, shall be entitled to any benefit under this Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose unless there appears on such Security a certificate of authentication substantially in the form provided for herein duly executed by the Trustee by manual signature of an authorized officer, and such certificate upon any Security shall be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence, that such Security, coupon and Guarantee have been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder and are entitled to the benefits of this Indenture. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any Security shall have been authenticated and delivered hereunder but never issued and sold by the Company, and the Company shall deliver such Security to the Trustee for cancellation as provided in Section 310 together with a written statement (which need not comply with Section 102 and need not be accompanied by an Opinion of Counsel) stating that such Security has never been issued and sold by the Company, for all purposes of this Indenture such Security, and the related Guarantee, shall be deemed never to


 

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have been authenticated and delivered hereunder and shall never be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture (including, if applicable, the Guarantee pursuant to Article Sixteen).
          The delivery of any Security by the Trustee, after the authentication thereof hereunder, shall constitute delivery of the Guarantee endorsed or noted thereon on behalf of the Guarantor. The Guarantor by its execution of this Indenture hereby authorizes the Company, in the name and on behalf of the Guarantor, to confirm the applicable Guarantee to the Holder of each Security authenticated and delivered hereunder by its execution and delivery of each such Security, with such Guarantee noted or endorsed thereon, authenticated and delivered by the Trustee. When delivered pursuant to the provisions of Section 303 hereof, only Guarantees endorsed or noted on the Securities shall bind the Guarantor, notwithstanding the fact that the Guarantee does not bear the signature of the Guarantor.
          SECTION 304.Temporary Securities.
          Pending the preparation of definitive Securities of any series, the Company may execute, the Guarantor may execute its Guarantee to be noted or endorsed on, and upon Company Order the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, temporary Securities which are printed, lithographed, typewritten, mimeographed or otherwise produced, in any authorized denomination, substantially of the tenor of the definitive Securities in lieu of which they are issued, in registered form or, if authorized, in bearer form with one or more coupons or without coupons, and with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as conclusively the directors or officers executing such Securities, or Guarantees or notations of the Guarantee pursuant to Article Sixteen, as applicable, may determine, as conclusively evidenced by their execution of such Securities or Guarantees or notations, as the case may be. Such temporary Securities may be in global form.
          Except in the case of temporary Securities in global form (which shall be exchanged in accordance with the provisions of the following paragraphs), if temporary Securities of any series are issued, the Company will cause definitive Securities of that series to be prepared without unreasonable delay. After the preparation of definitive Securities of such series, the temporary Securities of such series shall be exchangeable for definitive Securities of such series upon surrender of the temporary Securities of such series at the office or agency of the Company in a Place of Payment for that series, without charge to the Holder. Upon surrender for cancellation of any one or more temporary Securities of any series (accompanied by any unmatured coupons appertaining thereto), the Company shall execute, and the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee noted or endorsed on, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor a like principal amount of definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations;provided,however, that no definitive Bearer Security shall be delivered in exchange for a temporary Registered Security; andprovidedfurther that a definitive Bearer Security shall be delivered in exchange for a temporary Bearer Security only in compliance with the conditions set forth in Section 303. Until so exchanged the temporary Securities of any series shall in all respects be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Securities of such series.
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office of a depositary or common depositary (the “Common Depositary”), for the benefit of Euroclear and Clearstream, for credit to the respective accounts of the beneficial owners of such Securities (or to such other accounts as they may direct).
          Without unnecessary delay but in any event not later than the date specified in, or determined pursuant to the terms of, any such temporary global Security (the “Exchange Date”), the Company shall deliver to the Trustee definitive Securities, in aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of such temporary global Security, executed by the Company and, as applicable, the Guarantor. On or after the Exchange Date such temporary global Security shall be surrendered by the Common Depositary to the Trustee, as the Company’s agent for such purpose, to be exchanged, in whole or from time to time in part, for definitive Securities without charge and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in exchange for each portion of such temporary global Security, an equal aggregate principal amount of definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations and of like tenor as the portion of such temporary global Security to be exchanged. The definitive Securities to be delivered in exchange for any such temporary global Security shall be in bearer form, registered form, permanent global bearer form or permanent global registered form, or any combination thereof, as specified as contemplated by Section 301, and, if any combination thereof is so specified, as requested by the beneficial owner thereof;provided,however, that, unless otherwise specified in such temporary global Security, upon such presentation by the Common Depositary, such temporary global Security is accompanied by a certificate dated the Exchange Date or a subsequent date and signed by Euroclear as to the portion of such temporary global Security held for its account then to be exchanged and a certificate dated the Exchange Date or a subsequent date and signed by Clearstream as to the portion of such temporary global Security held for its account then to be exchanged, each in the form set forth in Exhibit A-2 to this Indenture (or in such other form as may be established pursuant to Section 301); andprovidedfurther that definitive Bearer Securities shall be delivered in exchange for a portion of a temporary global Security only in compliance with the requirements of Section 303.
          Unless otherwise specified in such temporary global Bearer Security, the interest of a beneficial owner of Bearer Securities of a series in a temporary global Bearer Security shall be exchanged for definitive Bearer Securities of the same series and of like tenor following the Exchange Date when the account holder instructs Euroclear or Clearstream, as the case may be, to request such exchange on his behalf and delivers to Euroclear or Clearstream, as the case may be, a certificate in the form set forth in Exhibit A-1 to this Indenture (or in such other form as may be established pursuant to Section 301), dated no earlier than 15 days prior to the Exchange Date, copies of which certificate shall be available from the offices of Euroclear and Clearstream, the Trustee, any Authenticating Agent appointed for such series of Bearer Securities and each Paying Agent. Unless otherwise specified in such temporary global Bearer Security, any such exchange shall be made free of charge to the beneficial owners of such temporary global Bearer Security, except that a Person receiving definitive Bearer Securities must bear the cost of insurance, postage, transportation and the like in the event that such Person does not take delivery of such definitive Bearer Securities in person at the offices of Euroclear or Clearstream. Definitive Bearer Securities to be delivered in exchange for any portion of a temporary global Bearer Security shall be delivered only outside the United States.


 

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          Until exchanged in full as hereinabove provided, the temporary Bearer Securities of any series shall in all respects be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Bearer Securities of the same series and of like tenor authenticated and delivered hereunder, except that, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, interest payable on a temporary global Bearer Security on an Interest Payment Date for Bearer Securities of such series occurring prior to the applicable Exchange Date shall be payable to Euroclear and Clearstream on such Interest Payment Date upon delivery by Euroclear and Clearstream to the Trustee of a certificate or certificates in the form set forth in Exhibit A-2 to this Indenture (or in such other form as may be established pursuant to Section 301), for credit without further interest thereon on or after such Interest Payment Date to the respective accounts of the Persons who are the beneficial owners of such temporary global Bearer Security on such Interest Payment Date and who have each delivered to Euroclear or Clearstream, as the case may be, a certificate dated no earlier than 15 days prior to the Interest Payment Date occurring prior to such Exchange Date in the form set forth in Exhibit A-1 to this Indenture (or in such other form as may be established pursuant to Section 301). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, the certificates delivered pursuant to this paragraph shall satisfy the certification requirements of the preceding two paragraphs of this Section and of the third paragraph of Section 303 of this Indenture and the interests of the Persons who are the beneficial owners of the temporary global Bearer Security with respect to which such certification was made will be exchanged for definitive Bearer Securities of the same series and of like tenor on the Exchange Date or the date of certification if such date occurs after the Exchange Date, without further act or deed by such beneficial owners. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, no payments of principal (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, owing with respect to a beneficial interest in a temporary global Bearer Security will be made unless and until such interest in such temporary global Bearer Security shall have been exchanged for an interest in a definitive Bearer Security. Any interest so received by Euroclear and Clearstream and not paid as herein provided shall be returned to the Trustee immediately prior to the expiration of two years after such Interest Payment Date in order to be repaid to the Company in accordance with Section 1003.
          SECTION 305.Registration, Registration of Transfer and Exchange.
          The Company shall cause to be kept at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee a register for each series of Securities (the registers maintained in the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee and in any other office or agency of the Company in a Place of Payment being herein sometimes collectively referred to as the “Security Register”) in which, subject to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, the Company or the Guarantor shall provide for the registration of Registered Securities and of transfers of Registered Securities. The Security Register shall be in written form or any other form capable of being converted into written form within a reasonable time. At all reasonable times, the Security Register shall be open to inspection by the Trustee. The Trustee is hereby initially appointed as security registrar (the “Security Registrar”) for the purpose of registering Registered Securities and transfers of Registered Securities as herein provided.
          Upon surrender for registration of transfer of any Registered Security of any series at the office or agency in a Place of Payment for that series, the Company shall execute, and the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee noted or endorsed on, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee, one or more new Registered


 

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Securities of the same series, of any authorized denominations and of a like aggregate principal amount and tenor.
          At the option of the Holder, Registered Securities of any series may be exchanged for other Registered Securities of the same series, of any authorized denomination and of a like aggregate principal amount, upon surrender of the Registered Securities to be exchanged at such office or agency. Whenever any Registered Securities are so surrendered for exchange, the Company shall execute, and the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee on, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Registered Securities which the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive. Unless otherwise specified with respect to any series of Securities as contemplated by Section 301, Bearer Securities may not be issued in exchange for Registered Securities.
          If (but only if) expressly permitted in or pursuant to the applicable Board Resolution and (subject to Section 303) set forth in the applicable Officers’ Certificate, or in any indenture supplemental hereto, delivered as contemplated by Section 301, at the option of the Holder, Bearer Securities of any series may be exchanged for Registered Securities of the same series of any authorized denomination and of a like aggregate principal amount and tenor, upon surrender of the Bearer Securities to be exchanged at any such office or agency, with all unmatured coupons and all matured coupons in default thereto appertaining. If the Holder of a Bearer Security is unable to produce any such unmatured coupon or coupons or matured coupon or coupons in default, any such permitted exchange may be effected if the Bearer Securities are accompanied by payment in funds acceptable to the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in an amount equal to the face amount of such missing coupon or coupons, or the surrender of such missing coupon or coupons may be waived by the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, and the Trustee if there is furnished to them such security or indemnity as they may require to save each of them and any Paying Agent harmless. If thereafter the Holder of such Security shall surrender to any Paying Agent any such missing coupon in respect of which such a payment shall have been made, such Holder shall be entitled to receive the amount of such payment;provided,however, that, except as otherwise provided in Section 1002, interest represented by coupons shall be payable only upon presentation and surrender of those coupons at an office or agency located outside the United States. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in case a Bearer Security of any series is surrendered at any such office or agency in a permitted exchange for a Registered Security of the same series and like tenor after the close of business at such office or agency on (i) any Regular Record Date and before the opening of business at such office or agency on the relevant Interest Payment Date, or (ii) any Special Record Date and before the opening of business at such office or agency on the related proposed date for payment of Defaulted Interest, such Bearer Security shall be surrendered without the coupon relating to such Interest Payment Date or proposed date for payment, as the case may be, and interest or Defaulted Interest, as the case may be, will not be payable on such Interest Payment Date or proposed date for payment, as the case may be, in respect of the Registered Security issued in exchange for such Bearer Security, but will be payable only to the Holder of such coupon when due in accordance with the provisions of this Indenture.
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shall authenticate and deliver, the Securities which the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive.
          Notwithstanding the foregoing, except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, any permanent global Security shall be exchangeable only as provided in this paragraph. If any beneficial owner of an interest in a permanent global Security is entitled to exchange such interest for Securities of such series and of like tenor and principal amount of another authorized form and denomination, as specified as contemplated by Section 301 and provided that any applicable notice provided in the permanent global Security shall have been given, then without unnecessary delay but in any event not later than the earliest date on which such interest may be so exchanged, the Company shall deliver to the Trustee definitive Securities in aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of such beneficial owner’s interest in such permanent global Security, executed by the Company and the Guarantor. On or after the earliest date on which such interests may be so exchanged, such permanent global Security shall be surrendered by the Common Depositary or such other depositary as shall be specified in the Company Order with respect thereto to the Trustee, as the Company’s agent for such purpose, to be exchanged, in whole or from time to time in part, for definitive Securities without charge, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in exchange for each portion of such permanent global Security, an equal aggregate principal amount of definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations and of like tenor as the portion of such permanent global Security to be exchanged which, unless the Securities of the series are not issuable both as Bearer Securities and as Registered Securities, as specified as contemplated by Section 301, shall be in the form of Bearer Securities or Registered Securities, or any combination thereof, as shall be specified by the beneficial owner thereof;provided,however, that no such exchanges may occur during a period beginning at the opening of business 15 days before any selection of Securities to be redeemed and ending on the relevant Redemption Date if the Security for which exchange is requested may be among those selected for redemption; andprovided,further, that no Bearer Security delivered in exchange for a portion of a permanent global Security shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to any location in the United States. If a Registered Security is issued in exchange for any portion of a permanent global Security after the close of business at the office or agency where such exchange occurs on (i) any Regular Record Date and before the opening of business at such office or agency on the relevant Interest Payment Date, or (ii) any Special Record Date and before the opening of business at such office or agency on the related proposed date for payment of Defaulted Interest, interest or Defaulted Interest, as the case may be, will not be payable on such Interest Payment Date or proposed date for payment, as the case may be, in respect of such Registered Security, but will be payable on such Interest Payment Date or proposed date for payment, as the case may be, only to the Person to whom interest in respect of such portion of such permanent global Security is payable in accordance with the provisions of this Indenture.
          The provisions of clauses (1), (2), (3) and (4) below shall apply only to global Registered Securities:
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therefor, and each such global Registered Security shall constitute a single Security for all purposes of this Indenture.
     (2) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Indenture, no global Registered Security may be exchanged for Securities registered, and no transfer of a global Registered Security in whole or in part may be registered, in the name of any Person other than the depositary for such global Registered Security or a nominee thereof unless (A) such depositary (i) has notified the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as depositary for such global Registered Security or (ii) has ceased to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act, and the Company does not appoint another institution to act as depositary within 120 days after the date of the notice described in clause (i) or the cessation described in clause (ii), as the case may be, (B) the Company notifies the Trustee that the Company desires to terminate such global Registered Security, (C) there shall have occurred and be continuing an Event of Default with respect to such global Registered Security or (D) there shall exist such other circumstances, if any, as have been specified for this purpose as contemplated by Section 301.
     (3) Subject to clause (2) above, any exchange of a global Registered Security for other Securities may be made in whole or in part, and all Securities issued in exchange for a global Registered Security or any portion thereof shall be registered in such names as the depositary for such global Registered Security shall direct.
     (4) Every Security authenticated and delivered upon registration or transfer of, or in exchange for or in lieu of, a global Registered Security or any portion thereof, whether pursuant to this Section, Section 304, 306, 906 or 1107 or otherwise, shall be authenticated and delivered in the form of, and shall be a global Registered Security, unless such Security is registered in the name of a Person other than the depositary for such global Registered Security or a nominee thereof.
          All Securities issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities, and the Guarantees, shall be the valid obligations of the Company and the Guarantor, respectively, evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture, as the Securities, and the Guarantees thereof, surrendered upon such registration of transfer or exchange.
          Every Registered Security presented or surrendered for registration of transfer or for exchange shall (if so required by the Company or the Security Registrar) be duly endorsed, or be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer, in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar, duly executed by the Holder thereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing.
          No service charge shall be made for any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities, but the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities, other than exchanges pursuant to Section 304, 906, 1107 or 1305 not involving any transfer.


 

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          The Company shall not be required (i) to issue, register the transfer of or exchange Securities of any series during a period beginning at the opening of business 15 days before the day of the selection for redemption of Securities of that series under Section 1103 or 1203 and ending at the close of business on (A) if Securities of the series are issuable only as Registered Securities, the day of the mailing of the relevant notice of redemption and (B) if Securities of the series are issuable as Bearer Securities, the day of the first publication of the relevant notice of redemption or, if Securities of the series are also issuable as Registered Securities and there is no publication, the mailing of the relevant notice of redemption, or (ii) to register the transfer of or exchange any Registered Security so selected for redemption in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of any Security being redeemed in part, or (iii) to exchange any Bearer Security so selected for redemption except that such a Bearer Security may be exchanged for a Registered Security of that series and like tenor;provided that such Registered Security shall be simultaneously surrendered for redemption, or (iv) to issue, register the transfer of or exchange any Security which has been surrendered for repayment at the option of the Holder, except the portion, if any, of such Security not to be so repaid.
          Neither the Trustee nor any Agent shall have any responsibility for any actions taken or not taken by Euroclear, Clearstream or the Depositary.
          SECTION 306.Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities.
          If any mutilated Security or a Security with a mutilated coupon appertaining to it is surrendered to the Trustee, together with, in proper cases, such security or indemnity as may be required by the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee to save each of them or any agent of each of them harmless, the Company shall execute, the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee noted or endorsed thereon, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor a new Security of the same series and of like tenor and principal amount and bearing a number not contemporaneously outstanding, with coupons corresponding to the coupons, if any, appertaining to the surrendered Security.
          If there shall be delivered to the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee (i) evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of any Security or coupon and (ii) such security or indemnity as may be required by them to save each of them and any agent of each of them harmless, then, in the absence of notice to the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee that such Security or coupon has been acquired by a bona fide purchaser, the Company shall execute, the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee noted or endorsed thereon, and upon Company Order or a Guarantor Order the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in lieu of any such destroyed, lost or stolen Security or in exchange for the Security to which a destroyed, lost or stolen coupon appertains (with all appurtenant coupons not destroyed, lost or stolen), a new Security of the same series and of like tenor and principal amount and bearing a number not contemporaneously outstanding, with coupons corresponding to the coupons, if any, appertaining to such destroyed, lost or stolen Security or to the Security to which such destroyed, lost or stolen coupon appertains.
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corresponding to the coupons, if any, appertaining to such mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security or to the Security to which such mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen coupon appertains, pay such Security or coupon;provided,however, that payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on Bearer Securities shall, except as otherwise provided in Section 1002, be payable only at an office or agency located outside the United States and, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, any interest on Bearer Securities shall be payable only upon presentation and surrender of the coupons appertaining thereto.
          Upon the issuance of any new Security under this Section, the Company may require the payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in relation thereto and any other expenses (including the fees and expenses of the Trustee) connected therewith.
          Every new Security of any series with its coupons, if any, issued pursuant to this Section in lieu of any mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security or in exchange for a Security to which a mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen coupon appertains, and the Guarantee thereon, shall constitute an original additional contractual obligation of the Company and the Guarantor, whether or not the mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security and its coupons, if any, or the mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen coupon shall be at any time enforceable by anyone, and shall be entitled to all the benefits of this Indenture equally and proportionately with any and all other Securities of that series and their coupons, if any, and the Guarantees duly issued hereunder.
          The provisions of this Section are exclusive and shall preclude (to the extent lawful) all other rights and remedies with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Securities or coupons.
          SECTION 307.Payment of Interest; Interest Rights Preserved; Optional Interest Reset.
          (a) Unless otherwise provided as contemplated by Section 301 with respect to any series of Securities, interest, if any, on any Registered Security which is payable, and is punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date shall be paid to the Person in whose name such Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose pursuant to Section 1002;provided,however, that each installment of interest, if any, on any Registered Security may at the Company’s option be paid by (i) mailing a check for such interest, payable to or upon the written order of the Person entitled thereto pursuant to Section 309, to the address of such Person as it appears on the Security Register or (ii) transfer to an account maintained by such Person.
          Unless otherwise provided as contemplated by Section 301 with respect to the Securities of any series, in the case of a Bearer Security, payment of interest, if any, may be made, upon presentation and surrender of the coupon appertaining thereto in respect of such payment. Such payment may be made by transfer to an account located outside the United States maintained by the Person entitled thereto pursuant to Section 309.


 

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          Unless otherwise provided as contemplated by Section 301, every permanent Security of any series that is issued in global form will provide that interest, if any, payable on any Interest Payment Date will be paid upon receipt of funds by the Trustee to each of (i) the Depositary and/or (ii) Euroclear and/or Clearstream with respect to that portion of such permanent Security of any series that is issued in global form held for its account by the Common Depositary, as the case may be, for the purpose of permitting each of the Depositary and/or Euroclear and Clearstream, as the case may be, to credit the interest, if any, received by it in respect of such permanent Security of any series issued in global form, to the accounts of the beneficial owners thereof.
          Any interest on any Registered Security of any series which is payable, but is not punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on the relevant Regular Record Date by virtue of having been such Holder, and such defaulted interest and, if applicable, interest on such defaulted interest (to the extent lawful) at the rate specified in the Securities of such series (such defaulted interest and, if applicable, interest thereon herein collectively called “Defaulted Interest”) may be paid by the Company or the Guarantor, at its election in each case, as provided in clause (1) or (2) below:
     (1) The Company or the Guarantor may elect to make payment of any Defaulted Interest to the Persons in whose names the Registered Securities of such series (or their respective Predecessor Securities) are registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest, which shall be fixed in the following manner. The Company or the Guarantor shall notify the Trustee in writing of the amount of Defaulted Interest proposed to be paid on each Registered Security of such series and the date of the proposed payment, and at the same time the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, shall deposit with the Trustee an amount of money in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)) equal to the aggregate amount proposed to be paid in respect of such Defaulted Interest or shall make arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for such deposit on or prior to the date of the proposed payment, such money when deposited to be held in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled to such Defaulted Interest as in this clause provided. Thereupon the Trustee shall fix a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest which shall be not more than 15 days and not less than 10 days prior to the date of the proposed payment and not less than 10 days after the receipt by the Trustee of the notice of the proposed payment. The Trustee shall promptly notify the Company and the Guarantor, as the case may be, of such Special Record Date and, in the name and at the expense of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, shall cause notice of the proposed payment of such Defaulted Interest and the Special Record Date therefor to be given in the manner provided in Section 106, not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date. Notice of the proposed payment of such Defaulted Interest and the Special Record Date therefor having been so given, such Defaulted Interest shall be paid to the Persons in whose name the Registered Securities of such series (or their respective Predecessor Securities) are registered at the close of business on such Special Record Date and shall no longer be payable pursuant to the following clause (2).


 

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     (2) The Company or the Guarantor may make payment of any Defaulted Interest on the Registered Securities of any series in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which such Securities may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, if, after notice given by the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, to the Trustee of the proposed payment pursuant to this clause, such manner of payment shall be deemed practicable by the Trustee.
          (b) The provisions of this Section 307(b) may be made applicable to any series of Securities pursuant to Section 301 (with such modifications, additions or substitutions as may be specified pursuant to such Section 301). The interest rate (or the spread or spread multiplier used to calculate such interest rate, if applicable) on any Security of such series may be reset by the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, on the date or dates specified on the face of such Security (each an “Optional Reset Date”). The Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, may exercise such option with respect to such Security by notifying the Trustee of such exercise at least 50 but not more than 60 days prior to an Optional Reset Date for such Note. Not later than 40 days prior to each Optional Reset Date, the Trustee shall transmit, in the manner provided for in Section 106, to the Holder of any such Security a notice (the “Reset Notice”) indicating whether the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, has elected to reset the interest rate (or the spread or spread multiplier used to calculate such interest rate, if applicable), and if so (i) such new interest rate (or such new spread or spread multiplier, if applicable) and (ii) the provisions, if any, for redemption during the period from such Optional Reset Date to the next Optional Reset Date or if there is no such next Optional Reset Date, to the Stated Maturity Date of such Security (each such period a “Subsequent Interest Period”), including the date or dates on which or the period or periods during which and the price or prices at which such redemption may occur during the Subsequent Interest Period.
          Notwithstanding the foregoing, not later than 20 days prior to the Optional Reset Date, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, may, at its option, revoke the interest rate (or the spread or spread multiplier used to calculate such interest rate, if applicable) provided for in the Reset Notice and establish an interest rate (or a spread or spread multiplier used to calculate such interest rate, if applicable) that is higher than the interest rate (or the spread or spread multiplier, if applicable) provided for in the Reset Notice, for the Subsequent Interest Period by causing the Trustee to transmit, in the manner provided for in Section 106, notice of such higher interest rate (or such higher spread or spread multiplier, if applicable) to the Holder of such Security. Such notice shall be irrevocable. All Securities with respect to which the interest rate (or the spread or spread multiplier used to calculate such interest rate, if applicable) is reset on an Optional Reset Date, and with respect to which the Holders of such Securities have not tendered such Securities for repayment (or have validly revoked any such tender) pursuant to the next succeeding paragraph, will bear such higher interest rate (or such higher spread or spread multiplier, if applicable).
          The Holder of any such Security will have the option to elect repayment by the Company of the principal of such Security on each Optional Reset Date at a price equal to the principal amount thereof plus interest accrued to such Optional Reset Date. In order to obtain repayment on an Optional Reset Date, the Holder must follow the procedures set forth in Article Thirteen for repayment at the option of Holders except that the period for delivery or


 

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notification to the Trustee shall be at least 25 but not more than 35 days prior to such Optional Reset Date and except that, if the Holder has tendered any Security for repayment pursuant to the Reset Notice, the Holder may, by written notice to the Trustee, revoke such tender or repayment until the close of business on the tenth day before such Optional Reset Date.
          Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Section and Section 305, each Security delivered under this Indenture upon registration of transfer of or in exchange for or in lieu of any other Security shall carry the rights to interest accrued and unpaid, and to accrue, which were carried by such other Security.
          SECTION 308.Optional Extension of Stated Maturity.
          The provisions of this Section 308 may be made applicable to any series of Securities pursuant to Section 301 (with such modifications, additions or substitutions as may be specified pursuant to such Section 301). The Stated Maturity of any Security of such series may be extended at the option of the Company or the Guarantor for the period or periods specified on the face of such Security (each an “Extension Period”) up to but not beyond the date (the “Final Maturity”) set forth on the face of such Security. The Company or the Guarantor may exercise such option with respect to any Security by notifying the Trustee of such exercise at least 50 but not more than 60 days prior to the Stated Maturity of such Security in effect prior to the exercise of such option (the “Original Stated Maturity”). If the Company or the Guarantor exercises such option, the Trustee shall transmit, in the manner provided for in Section 106, to the Holder of such Security not later than 40 days prior to the Original Stated Maturity a notice to be prepared by the Company (the “Extension Notice”) indicating (i) the election of the Company or the Guarantor to extend the Stated Maturity, (ii) the new Stated Maturity, (iii) the interest rate, if any, applicable to the Extension Period and (iv) the provisions, if any, for redemption during such Extension Period. Upon the Trustee’s transmittal of the Extension Notice, the Stated Maturity of such Security shall be extended automatically and, except as modified by the Extension Notice and as described in the next paragraph, such Security will have the same terms as prior to the transmittal of such Extension Notice.
          Notwithstanding the foregoing, not later than 20 days before the Original Stated Maturity of such Security, the Company or the Guarantor may, at its option, revoke the interest rate provided for in the Extension Notice and establish a higher interest rate for the Extension Period by causing the Trustee to transmit, not later than 15 days before the Original Stated Maturity of such Security in the manner provided for in Section 106, notice of such higher interest rate to the Holder of such Security. Such notice shall be irrevocable. All Securities with respect to which the Stated Maturity is extended will bear such higher interest rate.
          If the Company or the Guarantor extends the Maturity of any Security, the Holder will have the option to elect repayment of such Security by the Company on the Original Stated Maturity at a price equal to the principal amount thereof, plus interest accrued to such date. In order to obtain repayment on the Original Stated Maturity once the Company or the Guarantor has extended the Maturity thereof, the Holder must follow the procedures set forth in Article Thirteen for repayment at the option of Holders, except that the period for delivery or notification to the Trustee shall be at least 25 but not more than 35 days prior to the Original Stated Maturity and except that, if the Holder has tendered any Security for repayment pursuant


 

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to an Extension Notice, the Holder may by written notice to the Trustee revoke such tender for repayment until the close of business on the tenth day before the Original Stated Maturity.
          SECTION 309.Persons Deemed Owners.
          Prior to due presentment of a Registered Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee and any agent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name such Registered Security is registered as the owner of such Registered Security for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and (subject to Sections 305 and 307) interest, if any, on such Security and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Security be overdue, and none of the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee or any agent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
          Title to any Bearer Security and any coupons appertaining thereto shall pass by delivery. The Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee and any agent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee may treat the bearer of any Bearer Security and the bearer of any coupon as the absolute owner of such Security or coupon for the purpose of receiving payment thereof or on account thereof and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Security or coupons be overdue, and none of the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee or any agent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
          None of the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee, any Paying Agent or the Security Registrar will have any responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial ownership interests of a Security in global form or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial ownership interests.
          Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any global Security, nothing herein shall prevent the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee or any agent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee, from giving effect to any written certification, proxy or other authorization furnished by any depositary, as a Holder, with respect to such global Security or impair, as between such depositary and owners of beneficial interests in such global Security, the operation of customary practices governing the exercise of the rights of such depositary (or its nominee) as Holder of such global Security.
          SECTION 310.Cancellation.
          All Securities and coupons surrendered for payment, redemption, repayment at the option of the Holder, registration of transfer or exchange or for credit against any current or future sinking fund payment shall, if surrendered to any Person other than the Trustee, be delivered to the Trustee. All Securities and coupons so delivered to the Trustee shall be promptly cancelled by it. The Company or the Guarantor may at any time deliver to the Trustee for cancellation any Securities previously authenticated and delivered hereunder which the Company or the Guarantor may have acquired in any manner whatsoever, and may deliver to the Trustee (or to any other Person for delivery to the Trustee) for cancellation any Securities previously authenticated hereunder which the Company or the Guarantor has not issued and sold,


 

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and all Securities so delivered shall be promptly cancelled by the Trustee. If the Company or the Guarantor shall so acquire any of the Securities, however, such acquisition shall not operate as a redemption or satisfaction of the indebtedness represented by such Securities unless and until the same are surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation. No Securities shall be authenticated in lieu of or in exchange for any Securities cancelled as provided in this Section, except as expressly permitted by this Indenture. All cancelled Securities held by the Trustee shall be disposed of by the Trustee in accordance with its customary procedures and, upon written request, certification of their disposal delivered to the Company, unless by a Company Order or Guarantor Order the Company or the Guarantor shall direct that cancelled Securities be returned to it.
          SECTION 311.Computation of Interest.
          Except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301 with respect to any Securities, interest, if any, on the Securities of each series shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months.
          SECTION 312.Currency and Manner of Payments in Respect of Securities.
          (a) Unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, with respect to Registered Securities of any series not permitting the election provided for in paragraph (b) below or the Holders of which have not made the election provided for in paragraph (b) below, and with respect to Bearer Securities of any series, except as provided in paragraph (d) below, payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on any Registered or Bearer Security of such series will be made in the Currency in which such Registered Security or Bearer Security, as the case may be, is payable. The provisions of this Section 312 may be modified or superseded with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301.
          (b) It may be provided pursuant to Section 301 with respect to Registered Securities of any series that Holders shall have the option, subject to paragraphs (d) and (e) below, to receive payments of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on such Registered Securities in any of the Currencies which may be designated for such election by delivering to the Trustee a written election with signature guarantees and in the applicable form established pursuant to Section 301, not later than the close of business on the Election Date immediately preceding the applicable payment date. Any Holder of any such Registered Security who shall not have delivered any such election to the Trustee not later than the close of business on the applicable Election Date will be paid the amount due on the applicable payment date in the relevant Currency as provided in Section 312(a). The Trustee shall notify the Exchange Rate Agent as soon as practicable after the Election Date of the aggregate principal amount of Registered Securities for which Holders have made such written election.
          (c) Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, if the election referred to in paragraph (b) above has been provided for pursuant to Section 301, then, unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, not later than the fourth Business Day after the Election Date for each payment date for Registered Securities of any series, the Exchange Rate Agent will deliver to the Company and the Guarantor a written notice specifying, in the Currency in which Registered Securities of such series are payable, the respective aggregate amounts of principal of


 

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(and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on the Registered Securities to be paid on such payment date, specifying the amounts in such Currency so payable in respect of the Registered Securities as to which the Holders of Registered Securities of such series shall have elected to be paid in another Currency as provided in paragraph (b) above. If the election referred to in paragraph (b) above has been provided for pursuant to Section 301 and if at least one Holder has made such election, then, unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, on the second Business Day preceding such payment date the Company and the Guarantor will deliver to the Trustee for such series of Registered Securities an Exchange Rate Officers’ Certificate in respect of the Dollar or Foreign Currency payments to be made on such payment date. Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, the Dollar or Foreign Currency amount receivable by Holders of Registered Securities who have elected payment in a Currency as provided in paragraph (b) above shall be determined by the Company or the Guarantor on the basis of the applicable Market Exchange Rate in effect on the third Business Day (the “Valuation Date”) immediately preceding each payment date, and such determination shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
          (d) If a Conversion Event occurs with respect to a Foreign Currency in which any of the Securities are denominated or payable other than pursuant to an election provided for pursuant to paragraph (b) above, then with respect to each date for the payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on the applicable Securities denominated or payable in such Foreign Currency occurring after the last date on which such Foreign Currency was used (the “Conversion Date”), the Dollar shall be the Currency of payment for use on each such payment date. Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, the Dollar amount to be paid by the Company or the Guarantor to the Trustee and by the Trustee or any Paying Agent to the Holders of such Securities with respect to such payment date shall be, in the case of a Foreign Currency other than a currency unit, the Dollar Equivalent of the Foreign Currency or, in the case of a currency unit, the Dollar Equivalent of the Currency Unit, in each case as determined by the Exchange Rate Agent in the manner provided in paragraph (f) or (g) below.
          (e) Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, if the Holder of a Registered Security denominated in any Currency shall have elected to be paid in another Currency as provided in paragraph (b) above, and a Conversion Event occurs with respect to such elected Currency, such Holder shall receive payment in the Currency in which payment would have been made in the absence of such election; and if a Conversion Event occurs with respect to the Currency in which payment would have been made in the absence of such election, such Holder shall receive payment in Dollars as provided in paragraph (d) above.
          (f) The “Dollar Equivalent of the Foreign Currency” shall be determined by the Exchange Rate Agent and shall be obtained for each subsequent payment date by converting the specified Foreign Currency into Dollars at the Market Exchange Rate on the Conversion Date.
          (g) The “Dollar Equivalent of the Currency Unit” shall be determined by the Exchange Rate Agent and subject to the provisions of paragraph (h) below shall be the sum of each amount obtained by converting the Specified Amount of each Component Currency into Dollars at the Market Exchange Rate for such Component Currency on the Valuation Date with respect to each payment.


 

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          (h) For purposes of this Section 312 the following terms shall have the following meanings:
     A “Component Currency” shall mean any Currency which, on the Conversion Date, was a component currency of the relevant currency unit, including, but not limited to, the euro.
     A “Specified Amount” of a Component Currency shall mean the number of units of such Component Currency or fractions thereof which were represented in the relevant currency unit, including, but not limited to, the euro, on the Conversion Date. If after the Conversion Date the official unit of any Component Currency is altered by way of combination or subdivision, the Specified Amount of such Component Currency shall be divided or multiplied in the same proportion. If after the Conversion Date two or more Component Currencies are consolidated into a single currency, the respective Specified Amounts of such Component Currencies shall be replaced by an amount in such single Currency equal to the sum of the respective Specified Amounts of such consolidated Component Currencies expressed in such single Currency, and such amount shall thereafter be a Specified Amount and such single Currency shall thereafter be a Component Currency. If after the Conversion Date any Component Currency shall be divided into two or more Currencies, the Specified Amount of such Component Currency shall be replaced by amounts of such two or more Currencies, having an aggregate Dollar Equivalent value at the Market Exchange Rate on the date of such replacement equal to the Dollar Equivalent value of the Specified Amount of such former Component Currency at the Market Exchange Rate immediately before such division and such amounts shall thereafter be Specified Amounts and such currencies shall thereafter be Component Currencies. If, after the Conversion Date of the relevant currency unit, including, but not limited to, the euro, a Conversion Event (other than any event referred to above in this definition of “Specified Amount”) occurs with respect to any Component Currency of such currency unit and is continuing on the applicable Valuation Date, the Specified Amount of such Component Currency shall, for purposes of calculating the Dollar Equivalent of the Currency Unit, be converted into Dollars at the Market Exchange Rate in effect on the Conversion Date of such Component Currency.
     “Election Date” shall mean the date for any series of Registered Securities as specified pursuant to clause (13) of Section 301 by which the written election referred to in paragraph (b) above may be made.
          All decisions and determinations of the Exchange Rate Agent regarding the Dollar Equivalent of the Foreign Currency, the Dollar Equivalent of the Currency Unit, the Market Exchange Rate and changes in the Specified Amounts as specified above shall be in its sole discretion and shall, in the absence of manifest error, be conclusive for all purposes and irrevocably binding upon the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee and all Holders of such Securities denominated or payable in the relevant Currency. The Exchange Rate Agent shall promptly give written notice to the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee of any such decision or determination.


 

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          In the event that the Company or the Guarantor determines in good faith that a Conversion Event has occurred with respect to a Foreign Currency, the Company or the Guarantor, as applicable, will immediately give written notice thereof to the Trustee and to the Exchange Rate Agent (and the Trustee will promptly thereafter give notice in the manner provided for in Section 106 to the Holder of any Registered Security that has made the election provided for in Section 312(b)) specifying the Conversion Date. In the event the Company or the Guarantor so determines that a Conversion Event has occurred with respect to the euro or any other currency unit in which Securities are denominated or payable, the Company or the Guarantor, as applicable, will immediately give written notice thereof to the Trustee and to the Exchange Rate Agent (and the Trustee will promptly thereafter give notice in the manner provided for in Section 106 to the affected Holders) specifying the Conversion Date and the Specified Amount of each Component Currency on the Conversion Date. In the event the Company or the Guarantor determines in good faith that any subsequent change in any Component Currency as set forth in the definition of Specified Amount above has occurred, the Company or the Guarantor, as applicable, will similarly give written notice to the Trustee and the Exchange Rate Agent.
          The Trustee shall be fully justified and protected in relying and acting upon information received by it from the Company, the Guarantor and the Exchange Rate Agent and shall not otherwise have any duty or obligation to determine the accuracy or validity of such information independent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Exchange Rate Agent.
          SECTION 313.Appointment and Resignation of Successor Exchange Rate Agent.
          (a) Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, if and so long as the Securities of any series (i) are denominated in a Currency other than Dollars or (ii) may be payable in a Currency other than Dollars, or so long as it is required under any other provision of this Indenture, then the Company will maintain with respect to each such series of Securities, or as so required, at least one Exchange Rate Agent. The Company will cause the Exchange Rate Agent to make the necessary foreign exchange determinations at the time and in the manner specified pursuant to Section 301 for the purpose of determining the applicable rate of exchange and, if applicable, for the purpose of converting the issued Currency into the applicable payment Currency for the payment of principal (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, pursuant to Section 312.
          (b) No resignation of the Exchange Rate Agent and no appointment of a successor Exchange Rate Agent pursuant to this Section shall become effective until the acceptance of appointment by the successor Exchange Rate Agent as evidenced by a written instrument delivered to the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee.
          (c) If the Exchange Rate Agent shall resign, be removed or become incapable of acting, or if a vacancy shall occur in the office of the Exchange Rate Agent for any cause with respect to the Securities of one or more series, the Company, by or pursuant to a Board Resolution, shall promptly appoint a successor Exchange Rate Agent or Exchange Rate Agents with respect to the Securities of that or those series (it being understood that any such successor Exchange Rate Agent may be appointed with respect to the Securities of one or more or all of


 

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such series and that, unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, at any time there shall only be one Exchange Rate Agent with respect to the Securities of any particular series that are originally issued by the Company on the same date and that are initially denominated and/or payable in the same Currency).
          SECTION 314.CUSIP Numbers.
          The Company in issuing the Securities may use “CUSIP” or “ISIN” numbers (if then generally in use), and, if so, the Trustee shall indicate the “CUSIP” or “ISIN” numbers of the Securities in notices of redemption as a convenience to Holders; PROVIDED that any such notice may state that no representation is made as to the correctness of such numbers either as printed on the Securities or as contained in any notice of redemption and that reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed on the Securities, and any such redemption shall not be affected by any defect in or omission of such numbers. The Company will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any change in the “CUSIP” numbers.
ARTICLE FOUR
SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE
          SECTION 401.Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture.
          This Indenture shall upon Company Request or Guarantor Request cease to be of further effect with respect to any series of Securities specified in such Company Request or Guarantor Request (except as to any surviving rights of registration of transfer or exchange of Securities of such series expressly provided for herein or pursuant hereto and any right to receive Additional Amounts as contemplated by Section 1005) and the Trustee, upon receipt of a Company Order or Guarantor Order, and at the expense of the Company and the Guarantor, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture as to such series, when
          (1) either
     (A) all Securities of such series theretofore authenticated and delivered and all coupons, if any, appertaining thereto (other than (i) coupons appertaining to Bearer Securities surrendered for exchange for Registered Securities and maturing after such exchange, whose surrender is not required or has been waived as provided in Section 305, (ii) Securities and coupons of such series which have been destroyed, lost or stolen and which have been replaced or paid as provided in Section 306, (iii) coupons appertaining to Securities called for redemption and maturing after the relevant Redemption Date, whose surrender has been waived as provided in Section 1106, and (iv) Securities and coupons of such series for whose payment money has theretofore been deposited in trust with the Trustee or any Paying Agent or segregated and held in trust by the Company or the Guarantor and thereafter repaid to the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, or discharged from such trust, as provided in Section 1003) have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation; or


 

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     (B) all Securities of such series and, in the case of (i) or (ii) below, any coupons appertaining thereto not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation
     (i) have become due and payable, or
     (ii) will become due and payable at their Stated Maturity within one year, or
     (iii) if redeemable at the option of the Company, are to be called for redemption within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the giving of notice of redemption by the Trustee in the name, and at the expense, of the Company and the Guarantor,
and the Company or the Guarantor, in the case of (i), (ii) or (iii) above, has irrevocably deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee as trust funds in trust for such purpose an amount in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable, sufficient to pay and discharge the entire indebtedness on such Securities and such coupons not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation, for principal (and premium, if any) and interest and Additional Amounts, if any, to the date of such deposit (in the case of Securities which have become due and payable) or to the Stated Maturity or Redemption Date, as the case may be;
     (2) the Company or the Guarantor has paid or caused to be paid all other sums payable hereunder by the Company and the Guarantor; and
     (3) the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, has delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture as to such series have been complied with.
          Notwithstanding the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture, the obligations of the Company and the Guarantor to the Trustee and any predecessor Trustee under Section 606, the obligations of the Company and the Guarantor to any Authenticating Agent under Section 611 and, if money shall have been deposited with the Trustee pursuant to subclause (B) of clause (1) of this Section, the obligations of the Trustee under Section 402, any rights to Additional Amounts pursuant to Section 1005 and the last paragraph of Section 1003 shall survive.
          SECTION 402.Application of Trust Money.
          Subject to the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 1003, all money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 401 shall be held in trust and applied by it, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities, the coupons and this Indenture, to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Company acting as its own, or authorizing the Guarantor to act as, Paying Agent) as the Trustee may determine, to the Persons entitled thereto, of the principal (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, for whose payment


 

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such money has been deposited with or received by the Trustee; but such money need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.
ARTICLE FIVE
REMEDIES
          SECTION 501.Events of Default.
          “Event of Default”, wherever used herein with respect to Securities of any particular series, means any one of the following events (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether or not it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):
     (1) default in the payment of any interest or any Additional Amounts upon on any Security of that series, or of any related coupon appertaining thereto, when such interest, Additional Amount or coupon becomes due and payable, and continuance of such default for a period of 30 days; or
     (2) default in the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any, on) any Security of that series when it becomes due and payable at its Maturity; or
     (3) default in the deposit of any sinking fund payment, when and as due by the terms of the Securities of that series and Article Twelve; or
     (4) default in the performance, or breach, of any covenant or agreement of the Company or the Guarantor in this Indenture with respect to any Security of that series or, as the case may require, the Guarantees (other than a covenant or agreement a default in whose performance or whose breach is specifically dealt with elsewhere in this Section) and continuance of such default or breach for a period of 60 days after there has been given, by registered or certified mail, to the Company and the Guarantor by the Trustee, or to the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series, a written notice specifying such default or breach and requiring it to be remedied and stating that such notice is a “Notice of Default” hereunder; or
     (5) the Company or the Guarantor pursuant to or within the meaning of any Bankruptcy Law:
          (a) commences a voluntary case,
          (b) consents to the entry of an order for relief against it in an involuntary case,
          (c) consents to the appointment of a Custodian of it or for all or substantially all of its property, or
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     (6) a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order or decree under any Bankruptcy Law that:
          (a) is for relief against the Company or the Guarantor in an involuntary case,
          (b) appoints a Custodian of the Company or the Guarantor or for all or substantially all of either of their respective properties, or
          (c) orders the liquidation of the Company or the Guarantor,
          and, in the case of (a), (b) or (c), the order or decree or other measures remain unstayed and in effect for 90 days; or
     (7) any other Event of Default provided with respect to Securities of that series.
The term “Bankruptcy Law” means title 11, U.S. Code, any similar Federal or State law for the relief of debtors, and any similar Isle of Man or South Africa law for the relief of debtors. The term “Custodian” means any receiver, trustee, assignee, liquidator or other similar official under any Bankruptcy Law.
          SECTION 502.Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment.
          If an Event of Default described in Section 501 with respect to Securities of any series at the time Outstanding occurs and is continuing, then in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series may declare the principal (or, if the Securities of that series are Original Issue Discount Securities or Indexed Securities, such portion of the principal as may be specified in the terms of that series) of all of the Securities of that series to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company and the Guarantor (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), and upon any such declaration such principal (or specified portion thereof) shall become immediately due and payable.
          At any time after such a declaration of acceleration with respect to Securities of any series has been made and before a judgment or decree for payment of the money due has been obtained by the Trustee as hereinafter provided in this Article, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series, by written notice to the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee, may rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences if:
     (1) the Company or the Guarantor has paid or deposited with the Trustee a sum sufficient to pay in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)):
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     (B) the principal of (and premium, if any, on) Outstanding Securities of that series which have become due otherwise than by such declaration of acceleration, and interest thereon at the rate or rates prescribed therefor in such Securities,
     (C) to the extent that payment of such interest is lawful, interest on overdue interest at the rate or rates prescribed therefor in such Securities, and
     (D) all sums paid or advanced by the Trustee hereunder and the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel; and
     (2) all Events of Default with respect to Securities of that series, other than the non-payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest on Securities of that series which have become due solely by such declaration of acceleration, have been cured or waived as provided in Section 513.
No such rescission shall affect any subsequent default or impair any right consequent thereon.
          SECTION 503.Collection of Indebtedness and Suits for Enforcement by Trustee.
          The Company and the Guarantor covenant that if
     (1) default is made in the payment of any installment of interest and Additional Amounts on any Security of any series and any related coupon when such interest becomes due and payable and such default continues for a period of 30 days, or
     (2) default is made in the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any, on) any Security of any series at its Maturity,
then the Company or the Guarantor will, upon demand of the Trustee, pay to the Trustee, for the benefit of the Holders of Securities of such series and coupons, the whole amount then due and payable on such Securities and coupons for principal (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, with interest on any overdue principal (and premium, if any) and, to the extent that payment of such interest shall be legally enforceable, on any overdue interest, at the rate or rates prescribed therefor in such Securities, and, in addition thereto, such further amount as shall be sufficient to cover the costs and expenses of collection, including the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel.
          If the Company or the Guarantor fails to pay such amounts forthwith upon such demand, the Trustee, in its own name and as trustee of an express trust, may institute a judicial proceeding for the collection of the sums so due and unpaid, and may prosecute such proceeding to judgment or final decree, and may enforce the same against the Company, the Guarantor or any other obligor upon Securities of such series and collect the moneys adjudged or decreed to be payable in the manner provided by law out of the property of the Company, the Guarantor or any other obligor upon Securities of such series, wherever situated.


 

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          If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of any series occurs and is continuing, the Trustee may in its discretion proceed to protect and enforce its rights and the rights of the Holders of Securities of such series and related coupons by such appropriate judicial proceedings as the Trustee shall deem most effectual to protect and enforce any such rights, whether for the specific enforcement of any covenant or agreement in this Indenture or in aid of the exercise of any power granted herein, or to enforce any other proper remedy.
          SECTION 504.Trustee May File Proofs of Claim.
          In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition or other judicial proceeding relative to the Company, the Guarantor or any other obligor upon the Securities or the property of the Company, the Guarantor or of such other obligor or their creditors, the Trustee (irrespective of whether the principal of the Securities of any series shall then be due and payable as therein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Trustee shall have made any demand on the Company or the Guarantor for the payment of overdue principal, premium, if any, or interest) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
     (i) to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of principal (or in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities or Indexed Securities, such portion of the principal as may be specified in the terms thereof) (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, owing and unpaid in respect of the Securities and to file such other papers or documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Trustee (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel) and of the Holders allowed in such judicial proceeding, and
     (ii) to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;
and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder of Securities of such series and coupons to make such payments to the Trustee, and in the event that the Trustee shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Trustee any amount due to it for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee and any predecessor Trustee, their agents and counsel, and any other amounts due to the Trustee or any predecessor Trustee under Section 606.
          Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the Trustee to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Holder of a Security or coupon any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Securities or coupons or the rights of any Holder thereof, or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder of a security or coupon in any such proceeding.
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the Securities or coupons or the production thereof in any proceeding relating thereto, and any such proceeding instituted by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as trustee of an express trust, and any recovery of judgment shall, after provision for the payment of the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, be for the ratable benefit of the Holders of the Securities and coupons in respect of which such judgment has been recovered.
          SECTION 506.Application of Money Collected.
          Any money collected by the Trustee pursuant to this Article shall be applied in the following order, at the date or dates fixed by the Trustee and, in case of the distribution of such money on account of principal (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, upon presentation of the Securities or coupons, or both, as the case may be, and the notation thereon of the payment if only partially paid and upon surrender thereof if fully paid:
     First: To the payment of all amounts due to the Trustee and any predecessor Trustee under Section 606;
     Second: To the payment of the amounts then due and unpaid for principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on the Securities and coupons in respect of which or for the benefit of which such money has been collected, ratably, without preference or priority of any kind, according to the aggregate amounts due and payable on such Securities and coupons for principal (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, respectively; and
     Third: To the payment of the remainder, if any, to the Company or any other Persons entitled thereto.
          SECTION 507.Limitation on Suits.
          No Holder of any Security of any series or any related coupon shall have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to this Indenture, or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee, or for any other remedy hereunder, unless:
     (1) such Holder has previously given written notice to the Trustee of a continuing Event of Default with respect to the Securities of that series;
     (2) the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default in its own name as Trustee hereunder;
     (3) such Holder or Holders have offered to the Trustee indemnity reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred in compliance with such request;
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     (5) no direction inconsistent with such written request has been given to the Trustee during such 60-day period by the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series;
it being understood and intended that no one or more of such Holders shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue of, or by availing of, any provision of this Indenture to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other such Holders, or to obtain or to seek to obtain priority or preference over any other of such Holders or to enforce any right under this Indenture, except in the manner herein provided and for the equal and ratable benefit of all such Holders.
          SECTION 508.Unconditional Right of Holders to Receive Principal, Premium and Interest.
          Notwithstanding any other provision in this Indenture, the Holder of any Security or coupon shall have the right, which is absolute and unconditional, to receive payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and (subject to Section 307) interest, if any, on such Security or payment of such coupon, as the case may be, on the respective due dates expressed in such Security or coupon (or, in the case of redemption, on the Redemption Date) and to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment, and such rights shall not be impaired without the consent of such Holder.
          SECTION 509.Restoration of Rights and Remedies.
          If the Trustee or any Holder has instituted any proceeding to enforce any right or remedy under this Indenture and such proceeding has been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or has been determined adversely to the Trustee or to such Holder, then and in every such case, the Company, the Guarantor, the Trustee and the Holders of Securities and coupons shall, subject to any determination in such proceeding, be restored severally and respectively to their former positions hereunder and thereafter all rights and remedies of the Trustee and the Holders shall continue as though no such proceeding had been instituted.
          SECTION 510.Rights and Remedies Cumulative.
          Except as otherwise provided with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Securities or coupons in the last paragraph of Section 306, no right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the Holders of Securities or coupons is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and every right and remedy shall, to the extent permitted by law, be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise. The assertion or employment of any right or remedy hereunder, or otherwise, shall not prevent the concurrent assertion or employment of any other appropriate right or remedy.
          SECTION 511.Delay or Omission Not Waiver.
          No delay or omission of the Trustee or of any Holder of any Security or coupon to exercise any right or remedy accruing upon any Event of Default shall impair any such right or remedy or constitute a waiver of any such Event of Default or an acquiescence therein. Every right and remedy given by this Article or by law to the Trustee or to the Holders may be


 

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exercised from time to time, and as often as may be deemed expedient, by the Trustee or by the Holders, as the case may be.
          SECTION 512.Control by Holders.
          With respect to the Securities of any series, the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series shall 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 with respect to the Securities of such series,provided that:
     (1) such direction shall not be in conflict with any rule of law or with this Indenture,
     (2) the Trustee may take any other action deemed proper by the Trustee which is not inconsistent with such direction, and
     (3) the Trustee need not take any action which might involve it in personal liability or be unjustly prejudicial to the Holders of Securities of such series not consenting.
          SECTION 513.Waiver of Past Defaults.
          The Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series may on behalf of the Holders of all the Securities of such series and any related coupons waive any past default hereunder with respect to such series and its consequences, except a default
     (1) in respect of the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on any Security of such series or any related coupons, or
     (2) in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which under Article Nine cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series affected.
          Upon any such waiver, such default shall cease to exist, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, for every purpose of this Indenture; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon.
          SECTION 514.Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws.
          Each of the Company and the Guarantor covenants (to the extent that each may lawfully do so) that it will not at any time insist upon, or plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay or extension law wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, which may affect the covenants or the performance of this Indenture; and each of the Company and the Guarantor (to the extent that each may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefit or advantage of any such law, and covenants that it will not hinder,


 

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delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but will suffer and permit the execution of every such power as though no such law had been enacted.
          SECTION 515.Undertaking for Costs.
          In any suit for the enforcement of any right or remedy under this Indenture or in any suit against the Trustee for any action taken or omitted by it as a Trustee, a court in its discretion may require the filing by any party litigant in the suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of the suit, and the court in its discretion may assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses, against any party litigant in the suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by the party litigant. This Section 515 does not apply to a suit by the Trustee, or a suit by Holders of more than 10% in principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities.
          SECTION 516.Statement by Officers as to Default.
          The Company shall deliver to the Trustee, as soon as possible after the Company becomes aware of the occurrence of any Event of Default or an event which, with notice or the lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default, an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the details of such Event of Default or default and the action which the Company proposes to take with respect thereto.
ARTICLE SIX
THE TRUSTEE
          SECTION 601.Notice of Defaults.
          Within 90 days after the occurrence of any Default hereunder with respect to the Securities of any series, the Trustee shall transmit in the manner and to the extent provided in TIA Section 313(c), notice of such Default hereunder known to the Trustee, unless such Default shall have been cured or waived;provided,however, that, except in the case of a Default in the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on any Security of such series or, in the payment of any sinking or purchase fund installment with respect to Securities of such series, the Trustee shall be protected in withholding such notice if and so long as the board of directors, the executive committee or a trust committee of directors and/or Responsible Officers of the Trustee in good faith determine that the withholding of such notice is in the interest of the Holders of Securities and coupons of such series; andprovidedfurther that in the case of any Default of the character specified in Section 501(4) with respect to Securities and coupons of such series, no such notice to Holders shall be given until at least 60 days after the occurrence thereof.
          SECTION 602.Certain Rights of Trustee.
     (A) Subject to the provisions of TIA Sections 315(a) through 315(d):
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report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, coupon or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;
     (2) any request or direction of the Company mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by a Company Request or Company Order or of the Guarantor mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by a Guarantor Request or Guarantor Order (in each case, other than delivery of any Security, together with any coupons appertaining thereto, to the Trustee for authentication and delivery pursuant to Section 303 which shall be sufficiently evidenced as provided therein) and any resolution of the Board of Directors may be sufficiently evidenced by a Board Resolution;
     (3) whenever in the administration of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it desirable that a matter be proved or established prior to taking, suffering or omitting any action hereunder, the Trustee (unless other evidence be herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of bad faith on its part, conclusively rely upon a Board Resolution, an Opinion of Counsel or an Officers’ Certificate;
     (4) the Trustee may consult with counsel of its selection and the advice of such counsel or any Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by it hereunder in good faith and in reliance thereon;
     (5) the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request or direction of any of the Holders of Securities of any series or any related coupons pursuant to this Indenture, unless such Holders shall have offered to the Trustee security or indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred by it in compliance with such request or direction;
     (6) the Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, coupon or other paper or document, but the Trustee, in its discretion, may make such further inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit, and, if the Trustee shall determine to make such further inquiry or investigation, it shall be entitled to examine the books, records and premises of the Company and the Guarantor, personally or by agent or attorney and shall incur no liability or additional liability of any kind of reason of such inquiry or investigation;
     (7) the Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereunder or perform any duties hereunder either directly or by or through agents or attorneys and the Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder;


 

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     (8) the Trustee shall not be liable for any action taken, suffered or omitted by it in good faith and believed by it to be authorized or within the discretion or rights or powers conferred upon it by this Indenture;
     (9) the Trustee shall not be deemed to have notice of any Default or Event of Default unless a Responsible Officer of the Trustee has actual knowledge thereof or unless written notice of any event which is in fact such a default is received by the Trustee at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and such notice references the Securities and this Indenture;
     (10) the rights, privileges, protections, immunities and benefits given to the Trustee, including, without limitation, its right to be indemnified, are extended to, and shall be enforceable by, the Trustee in each of its capacities hereunder, and each Agent, custodian and other Person employed to act hereunder; and
     (11) the Trustee may request that the Company deliver an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the names of individuals and/or titles of directors or officers authorized at such time to take specified actions pursuant to this Indenture, which Officers’ Certificate may be signed by any person authorized to sign an Officers’ Certificate, including any person specified as so authorized in any such certificate previously delivered and not superseded;
     (12) in no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for special, indirect, or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever (including, but not limited to, loss of profit) irrespective of whether the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action.
     (B) (1) Except during the continuance of an Event of Default,
          (a) the Trustee undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Indenture, and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee; and
          (b) in the absence of bad faith on its part, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon certificates or opinions furnished to the Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this Indenture; but in the case of any such certificates or opinions which by any provision hereof are specifically required to be furnished to the Trustee, the Trustee shall be under a duty to examine the same to determine whether or not they conform to the requirements of this Indenture (but need not confirm or investigate the accuracy of mathematical calculations or other facts stated therein).
     (2) In case an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Trustee shall exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by this Indenture, and use the same degree of care and skill in their exercise, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of his or her own affairs.


 

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     (3) No provision of this Indenture shall be construed to relieve the Trustee from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct, except that
          (a) this Subsection shall not be construed to limit the effect of Subsection (1) of this Section;
          (b) the Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer, unless it shall be proved that the Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts;
          (c) the Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with the direction of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series, relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Trustee, under this Indenture with respect to the Securities of such series; and
     (4) Whether or not therein expressly so provided, every provision of this Indenture relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of this Section.
          The Trustee shall not be required to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if it shall have reasonable grounds for believing that repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it.
          SECTION 603.Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals or Issuance of Securities.
          The recitals contained herein and in the Securities, except for the Trustee’s certificates of authentication, and in any coupons shall be taken as the statements of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, and neither the Trustee nor any Authenticating Agent assumes any responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this Indenture or of the Securities or coupons or the Guarantees, except that the Trustee represents that it is duly authorized to execute and deliver this Indenture, authenticate the Securities and perform its obligations hereunder and that the statements made by it in a Statement of Eligibility on Form T-1 supplied to the Company are true and accurate, subject to the qualifications set forth therein. Neither the Trustee nor any Authenticating Agent shall be accountable for the use or application by the Company of Securities or the proceeds thereof.
          SECTION 604.May Hold Securities.
          The Trustee, any Authenticating Agent, any Paying Agent, any Security Registrar or any other agent of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities and coupons and, subject to TIA Sections 310(b) and 311, may otherwise deal with the Company or the Guarantor with the same


 

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rights it would have if it were not Trustee, Authenticating Agent, Paying Agent, Security Registrar or such other agent.
          SECTION 605.Money Held in Trust.
          Money held by the Trustee in trust hereunder need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law. The Trustee shall be under no liability for interest on any money received by it hereunder except as otherwise agreed with the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be.
          SECTION 606.Compensation and Reimbursement.
          The Company agrees:
     (1) to pay to the Trustee from time to time such compensation for all services rendered by it hereunder as has been agreed in writing (which compensation shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust);
     (2) except as otherwise expressly provided herein, to reimburse the Trustee upon its request for all reasonable expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by the Trustee in accordance with any provision of this Indenture (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its agents and counsel), except any such expense, disbursement or advance as may be attributable to its own negligence or willful misconduct; and
     (3) to indemnify the Trustee for, and to hold it harmless against, any loss, damage, claim, liability or expense incurred without negligence or willful misconduct on its own part, arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of the trust or trusts hereunder, including the costs and expenses of defending itself against any claim or liability in connection with the exercise or performance of any of its powers or duties hereunder.
          In the event the Company fails to make any such payments or indemnify the Trustee the Guarantor hereby agrees to make such payments and/or indemnify the Trustee on its behalf. As security for the performance of the obligations of the Company and the Guarantor under this Section, the Trustee shall have a claim prior to the Securities upon all property and funds held or collected by the Trustee as such, except funds held in trust for the benefit of the Holders of particular Securities or any coupons.
          When the Trustee incurs expenses or renders services after the occurrence of an Event of Default relating to insolvency or bankruptcy, the expenses (including the reasonable charges and expenses of its counsel) and the compensation for such services are intended to constitute expenses of administration under any applicable Federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law.
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          SECTION 607.Corporate Trustee Required; Eligibility.
          (a) There shall be at all times a Trustee hereunder which shall be eligible to act as Trustee under TIA Section 310(a)(1) and shall have a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000. If such corporation publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of U.S. Federal, State, territorial or District of Columbia supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section, the combined capital and surplus of such corporation shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect hereinafter specified in this Article.
          SECTION 608.Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor.
          (a) No resignation or removal of the Trustee and no appointment of a successor Trustee pursuant to this Article shall become effective until the acceptance of appointment by the successor Trustee in accordance with the applicable requirements of Section 609.
          (b) The Trustee may resign at any time with respect to the Securities of one or more series by giving written notice thereof to the Company and the Guarantor.
          (c) The Trustee may be removed at any time with respect to the Securities of any series by Act of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series, delivered to the Trustee and to the Company and the Guarantor.
          (d) If at any time:
     (1) the Trustee shall fail to comply with the provisions of TIA Section 310(b) after written request therefor by the Company, the Guarantor or by any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months, or
     (2) the Trustee shall cease to be eligible under Section 607(a) and shall fail to resign after written request therefor by the Company, the Guarantor or by any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months, or
     (3) the Trustee shall become incapable of acting or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent or a receiver of the Trustee or of its property shall be appointed or any public officer shall take charge or control of the Trustee or of its property or affairs for the purpose of rehabilitation, conservation or liquidation,
then, in any such case, (i) the Company or the Guarantor, by or pursuant to a Board Resolution, may remove the Trustee and appoint a successor Trustee with respect to all Securities, or (ii) subject to TIA Section 315(e), any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months may, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the removal of the Trustee with respect to all Securities and the appointment of a successor Trustee or Trustees.


 

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          (e) If the Trustee shall resign, be removed or become incapable of acting, or if a vacancy shall occur in the office of Trustee for any cause with respect to the Securities of one or more series, the Company and the Guarantor, by or pursuant to a Board Resolution, shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee or Trustees with respect to the Securities of that or those series (it being understood that any such successor Trustee may be appointed with respect to the Securities of one or more or all of such series and that at any time there shall be only one Trustee with respect to the Securities of any particular series). If, within one year after such resignation, removal or incapability, or the occurrence of such vacancy, a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series shall be appointed by Act of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series delivered to the Company, the Guarantor and the retiring Trustee, the successor Trustee so appointed shall, forthwith upon its acceptance of such appointment, become the successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series and to that extent supersede the successor Trustee appointed by the Company and the Guarantor. If no successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series shall have been so appointed by the Company and the Guarantor or the Holders and accepted appointment in the manner hereinafter provided, any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security of such series for at least six months may, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series.
          (f) The Company shall give notice of each resignation and each removal of the Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series and each appointment of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series in the manner provided for notices to the Holders of Securities of such series in Section 106. Each notice shall include the name of the successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series and the address of its Corporate Trust Office.
          SECTION 609.Acceptance of Appointment by Successor.
          (a) In case of the appointment hereunder of a successor Trustee with respect to all Securities, every such successor Trustee shall execute, acknowledge and deliver to the Company, the Guarantor and to the retiring Trustee an instrument accepting such appointment, and thereupon the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee shall become effective and such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee; but, on request of the Company, the Guarantor or the successor Trustee, such retiring Trustee shall, upon payment of its charges, execute and deliver an instrument transferring to such successor Trustee all the rights, powers and trusts of the retiring Trustee and shall duly assign, transfer and deliver to such successor Trustee all property and money held by such retiring Trustee hereunder.
          (b) In case of the appointment hereunder of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more (but not all) series, the Company, the Guarantor, the retiring Trustee and each successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more series shall execute and deliver an indenture supplemental hereto wherein each successor Trustee shall accept such appointment and which (1) shall contain such provisions as shall be necessary or desirable to transfer and confirm to, and to vest in, each successor Trustee all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series to


 

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which the appointment of such successor Trustee relates, (2) if the retiring Trustee is not retiring with respect to all Securities, shall contain such provisions as shall be deemed necessary or desirable to confirm that all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series as to which the retiring Trustee is not retiring shall continue to be vested in the retiring Trustee, and (3) shall add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture as shall be necessary to provide for or facilitate the administration of the trusts hereunder by more than one Trustee, it being understood that nothing herein or in such supplemental indenture shall constitute such Trustees co-trustees of the same trust and that each such Trustee shall be trustee of a trust or trusts hereunder separate and apart from any trust or trusts hereunder administered by any other such Trustee; and upon the execution and delivery of such supplemental indenture the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee shall become effective to the extent provided therein and each such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series to which the appointment of such successor Trustee relates; but, on request of the Company, the Guarantor or any successor Trustee, such retiring Trustee shall duly assign, transfer and deliver to such successor Trustee all property and money held by such retiring Trustee hereunder with respect to the Securities of that or those series to which the appointment of such successor Trustee relates. Whenever there is a successor Trustee with respect to one or more (but less than all) series of securities issued pursuant to this Indenture, the terms “Indenture” and “Securities” shall have the meanings specified in the provisos to the respective definitions of those terms in Section 101 which contemplate such situation.
          (c) Upon request of any such successor Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor shall execute any and all instruments for more fully and certainly vesting in and confirming to such successor Trustee all rights, powers and trusts referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section, as the case may be.
          (d) No successor Trustee shall accept its appointment unless at the time of such acceptance such successor Trustee shall be qualified and eligible under this Article.
          SECTION 610.Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business.
          Any corporation into which the Trustee may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Trustee shall be a party, or any corporation succeeding to all or substantially all the corporate trust business of the Trustee, shall be the successor of the Trustee hereunder, provided such corporation shall be otherwise qualified and eligible under this Article, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto. In case any Securities or coupons shall have been authenticated, but not delivered, by the Trustee then in office, any successor by merger, conversion or consolidation to such authenticating Trustee may adopt such authentication and deliver the Securities or coupons so authenticated with the same effect as if such successor Trustee had itself authenticated such Securities or coupons. In case any of the Securities or coupons shall not have been authenticated by such predecessor Trustee, any successor Trustee may authenticate and deliver such Securities or coupons either in the name of any predecessor hereunder or in the name of the successor Trustee. In all such cases such certificates shall have the full force and effect which this


 

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Indenture provides for the certificate of authentication of the Trustee;provided,however, that the right to adopt the certificate of authentication of any predecessor Trustee or to authenticate Securities in the name of any predecessor Trustee shall apply only to its successor or successors by merger, conversion or consolidation.
          SECTION 611.Appointment of Authenticating Agent.
          At any time when any of the Securities remain Outstanding, the Trustee may appoint an Authenticating Agent or Agents with respect to one or more series of Securities which shall be authorized to act on behalf of the Trustee to authenticate Securities of such series issued upon exchange, registration of transfer or partial redemption thereof, and Securities so authenticated shall be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture and shall be valid and obligatory for all purposes as if authenticated by the Trustee hereunder. Any such appointment shall be evidenced by an instrument in writing signed by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee, and a copy of such instrument shall be promptly furnished to the Company and the Guarantor. Wherever reference is made in this Indenture to the authentication and delivery of Securities by the Trustee or the Trustee’s certificate of authentication, such reference shall be deemed to include authentication and delivery on behalf of the Trustee by an Authenticating Agent and a certificate of authentication executed on behalf of the Trustee by an Authenticating Agent. Each Authenticating Agent shall be acceptable to the Company and the Guarantor and, except as may otherwise be provided pursuant to Section 301, shall at all times be a bank or trust company or corporation organized and doing business and in good standing under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, authorized under such laws to act as Authenticating Agent, having a combined capital and surplus of not less than $50,000,000 and subject to supervision or examination by federal or state authority. If such corporation publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of said supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section, the combined capital and surplus of such Authenticating Agent shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time an Authenticating Agent shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect specified in this Section.
          Any corporation into which an Authenticating Agent may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which such Authenticating Agent shall be a party, or any corporation succeeding to the corporate agency or corporate trust business of an Authenticating Agent, shall continue to be an Authenticating Agent, provided such corporation shall be otherwise eligible under this Section, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of the Trustee or the Authenticating Agent.
          An Authenticating Agent may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Trustee and to the Company and the Guarantor. The Trustee may at any time terminate the agency of an Authenticating Agent by giving written notice thereof to such Authenticating Agent and to the Company and the Guarantor. Upon receiving such a notice of resignation or upon such a termination, or in case at any time such Authenticating Agent shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the Trustee may appoint a successor Authenticating Agent which shall be acceptable to the Company and the Guarantor and shall


 

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give written notice of such appointment to all Holders of Securities of the series with respect to which such Authenticating Agent will serve, in the manner provided for in Section 106. Any successor Authenticating Agent upon acceptance of its appointment hereunder shall become vested with all the rights, powers and duties of its predecessor hereunder, with like effect as if originally named as an Authenticating Agent. No successor Authenticating Agent shall be appointed unless eligible under the provisions of this Section.
          The Company agrees to pay to each Authenticating Agent from time to time reasonable compensation for its services under this Section.
          If an appointment with respect to one or more series is made pursuant to this Section, the Securities of such series may have endorsed thereon, in addition to the Trustee’s certificate of authentication, an alternate certificate of authentication in the following form:
          Dated:                                        
     This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
       
  [NAME OF TRUSTEE],  
                             as Trustee  
  By    
   
 
as Authenticating Agent
  
  By    
   
 
Authorized Officer
  
ARTICLE SEVEN
HOLDERS’ LISTS AND REPORTS BY TRUSTEE AND COMPANY
          SECTION 701.Disclosure of Names and Addresses of Holders.
          Every Holder of Securities or coupons, by receiving and holding the same, agrees with the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee that none of the Company, the Guarantor or the Trustee or any agent of them shall be held accountable by reason of the disclosure of any such information as to the names and addresses of the Holders in accordance with TIA Section 312, regardless of the source from which such information was derived, and that the Trustee shall not be held accountable by reason of mailing any material pursuant to a request made under TIA Section 312(b).
          SECTION 702.Reports by Trustee.
          Within 60 days after May 15 of each year commencing with the first May 15 after the first issuance of Securities pursuant to this Indenture, the Trustee shall transmit to the Holders of Securities, in the manner and to the extent provided in TIA Section 313(c), a brief report dated as of May 15 if required by TIA Section 313(a).


 

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          A copy of each such report shall, at the time of such transmission to Holders, be filed by the Trustee with each stock exchange, if any, upon which the Securities are listed, with the Commission and with the Company. The Company will promptly notify the Trustee of the listing or delisting of the Securities on any stock exchange.
          SECTION 703.Reports by the Company and the Guarantor.
          The Company and the Guarantor shall:
     (1) file with the Trustee, within 15 days after the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, is required to file the same with the Commission, copies of the annual reports and of the information, documents, and other reports (or copies of such portions of any of the foregoing as the Commission may from time to time by rules and regulations prescribe) which the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, may be required to file with the Commission pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; or, if the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, is not required to file information, documents or reports pursuant to either of such Sections, then it shall file with the Trustee and the Commission, in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by the Commission, such of the supplementary and periodic information, documents and reports which may be required pursuant to Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in respect of a security listed and registered on a national securities exchange as may be prescribed from time to time in such rules and regulations;
     (2) file with the Trustee and the Commission, in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by the Commission, such additional information, documents and reports with respect to compliance by the Company and the Guarantor, as the case may be, with the conditions and covenants of this Indenture as may be required from time to time by such rules and regulations; and
     (3) transmit to all Holders, in the manner and to the extent provided in TIA Section 313(c), within 30 days after the filing thereof with the Trustee, such summaries of any information, documents and reports required to be filed by the Company or the Guarantor pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Section as may be required by rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by the Commission.
          Delivery of such reports, information and documents to the Trustee is for informational purposes only and the Trustee’s receipt of such shall not constitute constructive notice of any information contained therein or determinable from information contained therein, including the Company’s or the Guarantor’s compliance with any of its covenants hereunder.


 

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ARTICLE EIGHT
CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE OR TRANSFER
          SECTION 801.Company or Guarantor May Consolidate, etc., Only on Certain Terms.
          Neither the Company nor the Guarantor shall consolidate with or merge into any other corporation or convey or transfer its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, unless:
     (1) either the Company or the Guarantor shall be the continuing corporation, or the corporation formed by such consolidation or into which the Company or the Guarantor is merged or the Person which acquires by conveyance or transfer the properties and assets of the Company or the Guarantor substantially as an entirety shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee acting reasonably, in the case of the Company, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture on the part of the Company to be performed or observed, and, in the case of the Guarantor, the due and punctual performance of the Guarantees and the performance or observance of every covenant of this Indenture on the part of the Guarantor to be performed or observed;
     (2) immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; and
     (3) the Company or such Person shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, merger, conveyance or transfer and such supplemental indenture comply with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with.
          This Section shall only apply to a merger or consolidation in which the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, is not the surviving corporation and to conveyances and transfers by the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, as transferor.
          SECTION 802.Successor Person Substituted.
          Upon any consolidation or merger, or any conveyance or transfer of the properties and assets of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be substantially as an entirety to any Person in accordance with Section 801, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company or the Guarantor is merged or to which such conveyance or transfer is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company or the Guarantor under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor Person had been named as the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, herein; and in the event of any such conveyance or transfer, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, shall be


 

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discharged from all obligations and covenants under this Indenture and the Securities and the coupons, or the Guarantees, as the case may be, and may be dissolved and liquidated.
          SECTION 803.Assumption by Guarantor.
          The Guarantor, or any of its Subsidiaries, may directly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of, any premium and interest on and any Additional Amounts with respect to all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture on the part of the Company to be performed or observed. Upon any such assumption, the Guarantor or such Subsidiary shall succeed to, and be substituted for and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if the Guarantor or such Subsidiary had been named as the Company herein, and the Company shall be released from all obligations and covenants with respect to the Securities. No such assumption shall be permitted unless the Guarantor has delivered to the Trustee (i) an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such assumption and supplemental indenture comply with this Section 803, and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with and that, in the event of assumption by a Subsidiary, the Guarantee and all other covenants of the Guarantor herein remain in full force and effect and (ii) an opinion of independent counsel that the Holders of Securities or related coupons (assuming such Holders are only taxed as residents of the United States) shall have no materially adverse United States federal tax consequences as a result of such assumption, and that, if any Securities are then listed on the New York Stock Exchange, that such Securities shall not be delisted as a result of such assumption.
ARTICLE NINE
SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES
          SECTION 901.Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Holders.
          Without the consent of any Holders, the Company and the Guarantor, when authorized by or pursuant to a Board Resolution of the Company and the Guarantor, as applicable, and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, may enter into one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in form satisfactory to the Trustee acting reasonably, for any of the following purposes:
     (1) to evidence the succession of another Person to the Company or the Guarantor and the assumption by any such successor of the covenants of the Company or the Guarantor contained herein and in the Securities; or
     (2) to add to the covenants of the Company or the Guarantor for the benefit of the Holders of all or any series of Securities and any related coupons (and if such covenants are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities, stating that such covenants are being included solely for the benefit of such series) or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company or the Guarantor; or


 

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     (3) to add any additional Events of Default (and if such Events of Default are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities, stating that such Events of Default are being included solely for the benefit of such series);provided,however, that in respect of any such additional Events of Default such supplemental indenture may provide for a particular period of grace after default (which period may be shorter or longer than that allowed in the case of other defaults) or may provide for an immediate enforcement upon such default or may limit the remedies available to the Trustee upon such default or may limit the right of the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of that or those series of Securities to which such additional Events of Default apply to waive such default; or
     (4) to add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture to provide that Bearer Securities may be registrable as to principal, to change or eliminate any restrictions on the payment of principal of or any premium or interest on Bearer Securities, to permit Bearer Securities to be issued in exchange for Registered Securities, to permit Bearer Securities to be issued in exchange for Bearer Securities of other authorized denominations or to permit or facilitate the issuance of Securities in uncertificated form;provided that any such action shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Securities of any series or any related coupons in any material respect; or
     (5) to change or eliminate any of the provisions of this Indenture;provided that any such change or elimination shall become effective only when there is no Security Outstanding of any series created prior to the execution of such supplemental indenture which is entitled to the benefit of such provision; or
     (6) to secure the Securities or the Guarantees pursuant to the requirements of Section 1006 or otherwise; or
     (7) to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series and any related coupons or Guarantees as permitted by Sections 201 and 301; or
     (8) to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment hereunder by a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more series and to add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture as shall be necessary to provide for or facilitate the administration of the trusts hereunder by more than one Trustee; or
     (9) to cure any ambiguity, to correct or supplement any provision herein which may be inconsistent with any other provision herein, or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under this Indenture;provided any such action shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Securities of any series and any related coupons in any material respect; or
     (10) to supplement any of the provisions of this Indenture to such extent as shall be necessary to permit or facilitate the defeasance and discharge of any series of Securities pursuant to Sections 401, 1402 and 1403;provided that any such action shall


 

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not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Securities of such series and any related coupons or any other series of Securities in any material respect; or
     (11) to effect the assumption by the Guarantor or a Subsidiary thereof pursuant to Section 803.
          SECTION 902.Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders.
          With the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of all Outstanding Securities affected by such supplemental indenture, by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor, when authorized by or pursuant to a Board Resolution of the Company and the Guarantor, as the case may be, and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental hereto for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of this Indenture which affect such series of Securities or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of Securities of such series under this Indenture;provided,however, that no such supplemental indenture shall, without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series:
     (1) change the Stated Maturity of the principal of (or premium, if any) (it being understood that any extension of the Stated Maturity of any Security pursuant to Section 308 will not require a supplemental indenture or the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series) or any installment of interest on any Security of such series, or reduce the principal amount thereof (or premium, if any) or the rate of interest, if any, thereon, or change any obligation of the Company or the Guarantor to pay Additional Amounts contemplated by Section 1005 (except as contemplated by Section 801(1) and permitted by Section 901(1)), or reduce the amount of the principal of an Original Issue Discount Security of such series that would be due and payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 502 or the amount thereof provable in bankruptcy pursuant to Section 504, or adversely affect any right of repayment at the option of any Holder of any Security of such series, or change any Place of Payment where, or the Currency in which, any Security of such series or any premium or 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 or repayment at the option of the Holder, on or after the Redemption Date or Repayment Date, as the case may be), or adversely affect any right to convert or exchange any Security as may be provided pursuant to Section 301 herein, or
     (2) reduce the percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series required for any such supplemental indenture, or the consent of whose Holders is required for any waiver of compliance with certain provisions of this Indenture which affect such series or certain defaults applicable to such series hereunder and their consequences provided for in this Indenture, or reduce the requirements of Section 1504 for quorum or voting with respect to Securities of such series, or
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certain other provisions of this Indenture which affect such series cannot be modified or waived without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series.
          A supplemental indenture which changes or eliminates any covenant or other provision of this Indenture which has expressly been included solely for the benefit of one or more particular series of Securities, or which modifies the rights of the Holders of Securities of such series with respect to such covenant or other provision, shall be deemed not to affect the rights under this Indenture of the Holders of Securities of any other series.
          It shall not be necessary for any Act of Holders under this Section to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such Act shall approve the substance thereof.
          SECTION 903.Execution of Supplemental Indentures.
          In executing, or accepting the additional trusts created by, any supplemental indenture permitted by this Article or the modifications thereby of the trusts created by this Indenture, the Trustee shall given, and shall (subject to Section 315 of the Trust Indenture Act) be fully protected in relying upon, an Opinion of Counsel and an Officers’ Certificate stating that the execution of such supplemental indenture is authorized or permitted by this Indenture. The Trustee may, but shall not be obligated to, enter into any such supplemental indenture which affects the Trustee’s own rights, duties or immunities under this Indenture or otherwise.
          SECTION 904.Effect of Supplemental Indentures.
          Upon the execution of any supplemental indenture under this Article, this Indenture shall be modified in accordance therewith, and such supplemental indenture shall form a part of this Indenture for all purposes; and every Holder of Securities theretofore or thereafter authenticated and delivered hereunder shall be bound thereby.
          SECTION 905.Conformity with Trust Indenture Act.
          Every supplemental indenture executed pursuant to this Article shall conform to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act as then in effect.
          SECTION 906.Reference in Securities to Supplemental Indentures.
          Securities of any series authenticated and delivered after the execution of any supplemental indenture pursuant to this Article may, and shall if required by the Trustee, bear a notation in form approved by the Trustee as to any matter provided for in such supplemental indenture. If the Company and the Guarantor shall so determine, new Securities of any series so modified as to conform, in the opinion of the Trustee, the Company and the Guarantor, to any such supplemental indenture may be prepared and executed by the Company, the Guarantees noted or endorsed thereon may be prepared and executed by the Guarantor, and such Securities may be authenticated and delivered by the Trustee in exchange for Outstanding Securities of such series.


 

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ARTICLE TEN
COVENANTS
          SECTION 1001.Payment of Principal, Premium, if any, and Interest.
          The Company covenants and agrees for the benefit of the Holders of each series of Securities and any related coupons that it will duly and punctually pay the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, by 2:00 p.m. New York time on the day prior to the date such principal of (and premium, if any) and interest is due on the Securities of that series in accordance with the terms of such series of Securities, any coupons appertaining thereto and this Indenture. Unless otherwise specified with respect to Securities of any series pursuant to Section 301, at the option of the Company, all payments of principal may be paid by check to the registered Holder of the Registered Security or other person entitled thereto against surrender of such Security. Unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301 with respect to any series of Securities, any interest installments due on Bearer Securities on or before Maturity shall be payable only upon presentation and surrender of the several coupons for such interest installments as are evidenced thereby as they severally mature.
          SECTION 1002.Maintenance of Office or Agency.
          If the Securities of a series are issuable only as Registered Securities, the Company will maintain in each Place of Payment for any series of Securities an office or agency where Securities of that series may be presented or surrendered for payment, where Securities of that series may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange, where Securities of that series that are exchangeable may be surrendered for exchange, as applicable and where notices and demands to or upon the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in respect of the Securities of that series and this Indenture may be served.
          If Securities of a series are issuable as Bearer Securities, the Company will maintain (A) in The City of New York, an office or agency where any Registered Securities of that series may be presented or surrendered for payment, where any Registered Securities of that series may be surrendered for registration of transfer, where Securities of that series may be surrendered for exchange, where Securities of that series that are exchangeable may be surrendered for exchange, as applicable, where notices and demands to or upon the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in respect of the Securities of that series and this Indenture may be served and where Bearer Securities of that series and related coupons may be presented or surrendered for payment in the circumstances described in the following paragraph (and not otherwise), (B) subject to any laws or regulations applicable thereto, in a Place of Payment for that series which is located outside the United States, an office or agency where Securities of that series and related coupons may be presented and surrendered for payment;provided,however, that, if the Securities of that series are listed on any stock exchange located outside the United States and such stock exchange shall so require, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, will maintain a Paying Agent for the Securities of that series in any required city located outside the United States so long as the Securities of that series are listed on such exchange, and (C) subject to any laws or regulations applicable thereto, in a Place of Payment for that series located outside the United States, an office or agency where any Registered Securities of that


 

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series may be surrendered for registration of transfer, where Securities of that series may be surrendered for exchange, where Securities of that series that are exchangeable may be surrendered for exchange, as applicable, and where notices and demands to or upon the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in respect of the Securities of that series and this Indenture may be served.
          The Company will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of such office or agency. If at any time the Company shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, except that Bearer Securities of any series and the related coupons may be presented and surrendered for payment or exchange at any Paying Agent for such series located outside the United States, and the Company hereby appoints the same as its agents to receive such respective presentations, surrenders, notices and demands.
          If Securities of a series are issuable only as Registered Securities, the Guarantor shall maintain in each Place of Payment for any series of Securities an office or agency where Securities of that series may be presented or surrendered for payment pursuant to any Guarantee and where notices and demands to or upon the Guarantor in respect of any Guarantee and this Indenture may be served. If Securities of a series are issuable as Bearer Securities, the Guarantor will maintain (A) in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where any Registered Securities of that series may be presented or surrendered for payment pursuant to any Guarantee and where notices and demands to or upon the Guarantor in respect of any Guarantee and this Indenture may be served and where Bearer Securities of that series and related coupons may be presented or surrendered for payment pursuant to any Guarantee in the circumstances described in the following paragraph (and not otherwise) and (B) subject to any laws or regulations applicable thereto, in a Place of Payment for that series which is located outside the United States, an office or agency where Securities of that series and related coupons may be presented and surrendered for payment pursuant to any Guarantee; provided, however, that if the Securities of that series are listed on any stock exchange located outside the United States and such stock exchange shall so require, the Guarantor will maintain a Paying Agent for the Securities of that series in any required city located outside the United States, as the case may be, so long as the Securities of that series are listed on such exchange. The Guarantor will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of each such office or agency. If at any time the Guarantor shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, except that Bearer Securities of that series and the related coupons may be presented and surrendered for payment or exchange at any Paying Agent for such series located outside the United States, and the Guarantor hereby appoints the same as its agent to receive such respective presentations, surrenders, notices and demands, and the Guarantor hereby appoints the Trustee as its agent to receive all such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands.
          Unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, no payment of principal, premium or interest on Bearer Securities by or on behalf of the Guarantor shall be made at any office or agency of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in the United States or by check mailed to any address in the United States or by transfer


 

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to an account maintained with a bank located in the United States;provided,however, that, if the Securities of a series are payable in Dollars, payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, by or on behalf of the Guarantor on any Bearer Security shall be made at the office of the Company’s or the Guarantor’s, as the case may be, Paying Agent in The City of London, if (but only if) payment in Dollars of the full amount of such principal, premium or interest, as the case may be, at all offices or agencies outside the United States maintained for such purpose by the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in accordance with this Indenture, is illegal or effectively precluded by exchange controls or other similar restrictions.
          The Company or the Guarantor may also from time to time designate one or more other offices or agencies where the Securities of one or more series may be presented or surrendered for any or all such purposes, and may from time to time rescind any such designation;provided,however, that no such designation or rescission shall in any manner relieve the Company or the Guarantor of its obligation to maintain an office or agency in accordance with the requirements set forth above for Securities of any series for such purposes. The Company or the Guarantor will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any such designation or rescission and of any change in the location of any such other office or agency. Unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities as contemplated by Section 301 with respect to a series of Securities, the Company and the Guarantor each hereby designate as a Place of Payment for each series of Securities the office or agency of the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, and initially appoint the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office as Paying Agent in such city and as their agent to receive all such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands.
          Unless otherwise specified with respect to any Securities pursuant to Section 301, if and so long as the Securities of any series (i) are denominated in a Currency other than Dollars or (ii) may be payable in a Currency other than Dollars, or so long as it is required under any other provision of the Indenture, then the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, will maintain with respect to each such series of Securities, or as so required, at least one Exchange Rate Agent.
          SECTION 1003.Money for Securities Payments to Be Held in Trust.
          If the Company shall at any time act as its own, or authorize the Guarantor to act as, Paying Agent with respect to any series of Securities and any related coupons, it will, on or before each due date of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on any of the Securities of that series, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled thereto a sum in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)) sufficient to pay the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on Securities of such series so becoming due until such sums shall be paid to such Persons or otherwise disposed of as herein provided and will promptly notify the Trustee of its action or failure so to act.
          Whenever the Company shall have one or more Paying Agents for any series of Securities and any related coupons, it will, prior to or on each due date of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on any Securities of that series, deposit with a Paying Agent


 

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a sum (in the Currency described in the preceding paragraph) sufficient to pay the principal (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, so becoming due, such sum to be held in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled to such principal, premium or interest, and (unless such Paying Agent is the Trustee) the Company will promptly notify the Trustee of its action or failure so to act.
          The Company or the Guarantor may at any time, for the purpose of obtaining the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture or for any other purpose, pay, or by Company Order or Guarantor Order direct any Paying Agent to pay, to the Trustee all sums held in trust by the Company or such Paying Agent, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the same trusts as those upon which sums were held by the Company or such Paying Agent; and, upon such payment by any Paying Agent to the Trustee, such Paying Agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such sums.
          Except as provided in the Securities of any series, any money deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent, or then held by the Company or the Guarantor, in trust for the payment of the principal of (or premium, if any) or interest, if any, on any Security of any series, or any coupon appertaining thereto, and remaining unclaimed for two years after such principal, premium or interest has become due and payable shall be paid to the Company on Company Request (if then held by the Company) or, if deposited by the Guarantor, paid to the Guarantor on Guarantor Request shall be discharged from such trust; and the Holder of such Security or coupon shall thereafter, as an unsecured general creditor, look only to the Company and the Guarantor for payment thereof (without interest thereon), and all liability of the Trustee or such Paying Agent with respect to such trust money, and all liability of the Company as trustee thereof, shall thereupon cease;provided,however, that the Trustee or such Paying Agent, before being required to make any such repayment, may at the expense of the Company or the Guarantor cause to be published once, in an Authorized Newspaper, notice that such money remains unclaimed and that, after a date specified therein, which shall not be less than 30 days from the date of such publication, any unclaimed balance of such money then remaining will be repaid to the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be.
          SECTION 1004.Statement as to Compliance.
          The Company and the Guarantor will each deliver to the Trustee, within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year, a brief certificate from the principal executive officer, principal financial officer or principal accounting officer as to his or her knowledge of the Company’s or the Guarantor’s, as the case may be, compliance with all conditions and covenants under this Indenture. For purposes of this Section 1004, such compliance shall be determined without regard to any period of grace or requirement of notice under this Indenture.
          SECTION 1005.Additional Amounts.
          All payments of, or in respect of, principal of and any premium and interest on the Securities, and all payments pursuant to any Guarantee, shall be made without withholding or deduction for, or on account of, any present or future taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges of whatever nature imposed or levied by or on behalf of a Taxing Jurisdiction, unless such taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges are required by such Taxing Jurisdiction to be withheld or deducted. In that event, the Company or the Guarantor, as applicable, will pay


 

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such additional amounts of, or in respect of, principal and any premium and interest (“Additional Amounts”) as will result (after deduction of such taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges and any additional taxes, duties, assessments or governmental charges payable in respect of such) in the payment to each Holder of a Security of the amounts which would have been payable in respect of such Security or the Guarantee thereof, as the case may be, had no such withholding or deduction been required, except that no Additional Amounts shall be so payable for or on account of:
     (1) any tax, duty, assessment or other governmental charge imposed by any jurisdiction other than a Taxing Jurisdiction (including the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein);
     (2) any tax, duty, assessment or other governmental charge which would not have been imposed but for (A) the existence of any present or former connection between such Holder or a third party on behalf of such Holder by reason of its (or between a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary member, shareholder or possessor of a power over such Holder, if such Holder is an estate, trust, partnership or corporation) having some present or former connection with a Taxing Jurisdiction (including being or having been a citizen or resident of a Taxing Jurisdiction or being or having been engaged in a trade or business or present therein or having or having had a permanent establishment therein, but not including the mere holding or ownership of a debt security), or (B) the presentation of such Security or the Guarantee thereof for payment more than 30 days after the date on which such payment became due or was provided for, whichever is later;
     (3) any estate, inheritance, gift, sale, transfer, personal property or similar tax, duty, assessment or other governmental charge;
     (4) any tax, duty, assessment or other governmental charge which is payable otherwise than by withholding or deduction from payments of (or in respect of) principal of or any premium or interest on the Securities or the Guarantee(s) thereof;
     (5) any tax, duty, assessment or other governmental charge that is imposed or withheld by reason of the failure to comply by the Holder or the beneficial owner of a Security with a request of the Company or the Guarantor addressed to the Holder (A) to provide information concerning the nationality, residence or identity of the Holder or such beneficial owner or (B) to make any declaration or other similar claim or satisfy any information or reporting requirement, which, in the case of (A) or (B), is required or imposed by statute, treaty, regulation or administrative practice of the taxing jurisdiction as a precondition to exemption from all or part of such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;
     (6) any withholding or deduction that is imposed on a payment to an individual and required to be made pursuant to any European Union Directive on the taxation of savings implementing the conclusions of the ECOFIN (European Union Economic and Finance Ministers) Counsel Meeting of 26-27 November 2000 or any law implementing or complying with or introduced in order to conform to such Directive; or


 

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     (7) any combination of items (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6).
          Additionally, Additional Amounts shall not be paid with respect to any payment in respect of any Security to any Holder who is a fiduciary or partnership or other than the sole beneficial owner of such payment to the extent a beneficiary or settlor with respect to such fiduciary or a member of such partnership or a beneficial owner would not have been entitled to such Additional Amounts had it been the Holder of such Security.
          Whenever in this Indenture there is mentioned, in any context, the payment of the principal of or any premium or interest on, or in respect of, any Security of any series (or any payments pursuant to the Guarantee thereof) such mention shall be deemed to include mention of the payment of Additional Amounts provided for in this Section to the extent that, in such context, Additional Amounts are, were or would be payable in respect thereof pursuant to the provisions of this Section and express mention of the payment of Additional Amounts in any provisions hereof shall not be construed as excluding Additional Amounts in those provisions hereof where such express mention is not made.
          The provisions of this Section 1005 shall apply mutatis mutandis to any withholding or deduction for or on account of any present or future taxes, assessments or governmental charges of whatever nature of any jurisdiction in which any successor Person to the Company or the Guarantor is organized, or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein.
          SECTION 1006.Limitation on Liens.
          The Guarantor will not itself, and will not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, create, incur, issue, assume or guarantee any Capital Markets Indebtedness secured by any Lien on any Principal Property owned by the Guarantor or any Restricted Subsidiary, or upon any shares of stock of or Debt owed to any Restricted Subsidiary (such shares of stock or Debt of any Restricted Subsidiary being called “Restricted Securities”), without in any such case effectively providing that the Securities (together with, if the Guarantor shall so determine, any other Capital Markets Indebtedness of the Guarantor or such Restricted Subsidiary then existing or thereafter created which is not subordinate to the Securities) shall be secured equally and ratably with (or prior to) such secured Capital Markets Indebtedness, so long as such secured Capital Markets Indebtedness shall be so secured, unless, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate principal amount of all such secured Capital Markets Indebtedness then outstandingplus the Attributable Debt of the Guarantor and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of sale and leaseback transactions (as defined in Section 1007) involving Principal Properties entered into after the date of the first issuance by the Company of Securities issued pursuant to this Indenture (other than sale and leaseback transactions permitted by paragraph (b) of Section 1007) would not exceed an amount equal to ___% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets;provided,however, that nothing contained in this Section shall prevent, restrict or apply to, and there shall be excluded from secured Capital Markets Indebtedness in any computation under this Section, Capital Markets Indebtedness secured by:


 

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     (a) Liens on any Principal Property or Restricted Securities of the Restricted Subsidiary or any Principal Property of the Guarantor existing as of the date of the first issuance by the Company of Securities issued pursuant to this Indenture;
     (b) Liens on any property or securities of any corporation existing at the time such corporation becomes a Restricted Subsidiary, or arising thereafter (i) otherwise than in connection with the borrowing of money arranged thereafter and (ii) pursuant to contractual commitments entered into prior to and not in contemplation of such corporation’s becoming a Restricted Subsidiary;
     (c) Liens arising by operation of law in the ordinary course of business and securing amounts not more than 60 days overdue;
     (d) Liens created on an undertaking or asset in favor of a governmental or quasi-governmental (whether national, local or regional) or supra-governmental body in respect of the financing of that undertaking or asset at a preferential rate which secures only the payment or repayment of the financing for that undertaking or asset;
     (e) Liens created in respect of any margin or collateral delivered or otherwise provided in connection with metal transactions;
     (f) Liens on any Principal Property or Restricted Securities of the Restricted Subsidiary or any Principal Property of the Guarantor existing at the time of acquisition thereof (including acquisition through merger or consolidation) or securing the payment of all or any part of the purchase price or construction cost thereof or securing any Debt incurred prior to, at the time of or within 12 months after, the acquisition of such Principal Property or Restricted Securities or the completion of any such construction, whichever is later, for the purpose of financing all or any part of the purchase price or construction cost thereof (provided such Liens are limited to such Principal Property or Restricted Securities, to improvements on such Principal Property and to any other property or assets not then constituting a Principal Property or Restricted Securities);
     (g) Liens on any Principal Property to secure all or any part of the cost of exploration, drilling, development, operation, construction, alteration, repair, improvement or rehabilitation, of all or any part of such Principal Property, or to secure Debt incurred prior to, at the time of or within 12 months after, the completion of such exploration, drilling, development, operation, construction, alteration, repair, improvement or rehabilitation, whichever is later, for the purpose of financing all or any part of such cost (provided such Liens are limited to such Principal Property, improvements thereon and any other property or assets not then constituting a Principal Property);
     (h) Liens which secure Debt owing by a Restricted Subsidiary to the Guarantor or to another Restricted Subsidiary;
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substantially all of the assets of which are acquired by, the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary;
     (j) any deposit or pledge of assets (1) with any surety company or clerk of any court, or in escrow, as collateral in connection with, or in lieu of, any bond on appeal from any judgment or decree against the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary, or in connection with other proceedings or actions at law or in equity by or against the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary, or (2) as security for the performance of any contract or undertaking not directly or indirectly related to the borrowing of money or the securing of indebtedness, if made in the ordinary course of business, or (3) with any governmental agency, which deposit or pledge is required or permitted to qualify the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary to conduct business, to maintain self-insurance, or to obtain the benefits of any law pertaining to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, old age pensions, social security, or similar matters, or (4) made in the ordinary course of business to obtain the release of mechanics’, workmen’s, repairmen’s, warehousemen’s or similar liens, or the release of property in the possession of a common carrier;
     (k) Liens in favor of the government bodies, or any department, agency or instrumentality or political subdivision of such government bodies, to secure partial, progress, advance or other payments pursuant to any contract or statute or to secure any indebtedness incurred for the purpose of financing all or any part of the purchase price or the cost of constructing or improving the property subject to such Liens and Liens given to secure indebtedness incurred in connection with the financing of construction of pollution control facilities;
     (l) Liens existing on property acquired by the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary through the exercise of rights arising out of defaults on receivables acquired in the ordinary course of business;
     (m) judgment Liens, so long as the finality of such judgment is being contested in good faith and execution thereon is stayed;
     (n) Liens for the sole purpose of extending, renewing or replacing in whole or in part Debt secured by any Lien referred to in clauses (a) to (p), inclusive, or in this clause (k); provided, however, that the principal amount of Debt secured thereby shall not exceed the principal amount of Debt so secured at the time of such extension, renewal or replacement, and that such extension, renewal or replacement shall be limited to all or a part of the property which secured the Lien so extended, renewed or replaced (plus improvements on such property);
     (o) Liens for taxes or assessments or governmental charges or levies not yet due or delinquent, or which can thereafter be paid without penalty, or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; landlord’s Liens on property held under lease; and any other Liens of a nature similar to those hereinabove described in this clause (l) which do not, in the opinion of the Guarantor, materially impair the use of such


 

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property in the operation of the business of the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary or the value of such property for the purposes of such business;
     (p) any transaction characterized as a sale of receivables (retail or wholesale) but reflected as secured indebtedness on a balance sheet in conformity with International Accounting Standards then in effect;
     (q) Liens on Margin Stock owned by the Guarantor and its Restricted Subsidiaries to the extent such Margin Stock so mortgaged exceeds 25% of the fair market value of the sum of the Principal Property of the Guarantor and the Restricted Subsidiaries plus the shares of stock (including Margin Stock) and indebtedness issued or incurred by the Restricted Subsidiaries; and
     (r) any Lien on any Principal Property of the Guarantor or the Restricted Subsidiary or on the Restricted Securities of the Restricted Subsidiary in relation to which Project Finance Indebtedness has been incurred to secure that Project Finance Indebtedness.
          For the purposes of this Section 1006 and Section 1007, the giving of a guarantee which is secured by a Lien on a Principal Property or Restricted Securities, and the creation of a Lien on a Principal Property or Restricted Securities to secure Capital Markets Indebtedness which existed prior to the creation of such Lien, shall be deemed to involve the creation of Capital Markets Indebtedness in an amount equal to the principal amount guaranteed or secured by such Lien; but the amount of Capital Markets Indebtedness secured by Liens on Principal Properties and Restricted Securities shall be computed without cumulating the underlying indebtedness with any guarantee thereof or Lien securing the same.
          For purposes of this Section 1006 and Section 1007, the following shall not be deemed to be Liens securing Capital Markets Indebtedness and, accordingly, nothing contained in this Section or Section 1007 shall prevent, restrict or apply to: (a) any acquisition by the Guarantor or any Restricted Subsidiary of any property or assets subject to any reservation or exception under the terms of which any vendor, lessor or assignor creates, reserves or excepts or has created, reserved or excepted an interest in any mineral and/or the proceeds thereof, any royalty, production payment, interest in net proceeds or profits, right to take production in kind, easement, right of way, surface use right, water right or other interest in real property, (b) any lien created to secure our portion of someone else’s expenses to develop or conduct operations with respect to mineral resources on a property in which the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary has an interest, (c) any conveyance or assignment under the terms of which the Guarantor or any Restricted Subsidiary conveys or assigns to any Person or Persons an interest in any mineral and/or the proceeds thereof, any royalty, production payment, interest in net proceeds or profits, right to take production in kind, easement, right of way, surface use right, water right or other interest in real property, or (d) any Lien upon any property or assets owned or leased by the Guarantor or any Restricted Subsidiary or in which the Guarantor or any Restricted Subsidiary owns an interest to secure (i) to the Person or Persons paying the expenses of developing and/or conducting operations for the recovery, storage, transportation and/or sale of the mineral resources of the said property (or property with which it is utilized) the payment to such Person or Persons of the Guarantor’s or the Restricted Subsidiary’s proportionate part of such


 

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development and/or operating expense, (ii) to the other Persons who hold an interest in the property or assets the performance of the obligations of the Guarantor or the Restricted Subsidiary in connection therewith.
          SECTION 1007.Limitation on Sale and Leaseback Transactions.
          The Guarantor will not itself, and will not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, enter into any arrangement after the date of the first issuance by the Company of Securities issued pursuant to this Indenture, with any bank, insurance company or other lender or investor (other than the Guarantor or another Restricted Subsidiary) providing for the leasing by the Guarantor or any such Restricted Subsidiary of any Principal Property (except a lease for a temporary period not to exceed three years by the end of which it is intended that the use of such Principal Property by the lessee will be discontinued), which was or is owned or leased by the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary and which has been or is to be sold or transferred more than 12 months after the acquisition thereof or after the completion of construction and commencement of full operation thereof by the Guarantor or such Restricted Subsidiary to such lender or investor or to any Person to whom funds have been or are to be advanced by such lender or investor on the security of such Principal Property (herein referred to as a “sale and leaseback transaction”), unless:
     (a) the Attributable Debt of the Guarantor and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of such sale and leaseback transaction and all other sale and leaseback transactions entered into after the date of the first issuance by the Company of Securities issued pursuant to this Indenture (other than such sale and leaseback transactions as are permitted by paragraph (b) below), plus the aggregate principal amount of Debt secured by Liens on Principal Properties and Restricted Securities then outstanding (excluding any such Debt secured by permitted Liens covered in Section 1006) without equally and ratably securing the Securities, would not exceed ___% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets, or
     (b) the Guarantor, within 12 months after the sale or transfer, applies or causes a Restricted Subsidiary to apply an amount equal to the greater of the net proceeds of such sale or transfer or fair market value of the Principal Property so sold and leased back at the time of entering into such sale and leaseback transaction (in either case as determined by any two directors, or any director and secretary, of the Guarantor) to the retirement of Securities of any series or other Debt of the Guarantor (other than Debt subordinated to the Securities) or Debt of a Restricted Subsidiary, having a stated maturity more than 12 months from the date of such application or which is extendible at the option of the obligor thereon to a date more than 12 months from the date of such application (and, unless otherwise expressly provided with respect to any one or more series of Securities, any redemption of Securities pursuant to this provision shall not be deemed to constitute a refunding operation or anticipated refunding operation for the purposes of any provision limiting the Company’s right to redeem Securities of any one or more such series when such redemption involves a refunding operation or anticipated refunding operation);provided that the amount to be so applied shall be reduced by (i) the principal amount of Securities delivered within 12 months after such sale or transfer to the Trustee for retirement and cancellation, and (ii) the principal amount of any such Debt of the


 

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Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary, other than Securities, voluntarily retired by the Guarantor or a Restricted Subsidiary within 12 months after such sale or transfer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no retirement referred to in this paragraph (b) may be effected by payment at maturity or pursuant to any mandatory sinking fund payment or any mandatory prepayment provision, or
     (c) the Guarantor or such Restricted Subsidiary would be entitled, pursuant to Section 1006, to incur Debt secured by a Lien on the Principal Property to be leased without equally and ratably securing the Securities, or
     (d) the Guarantor shall, at or prior to the time of entering into the sale and leaseback transaction, enter into a bona fide commitment or commitments to expend for the acquisition or improvement of a Principal Property an amount at least equal to the fair value (as so determined) of the property sold and leased back.
          Notwithstanding the foregoing, where the Guarantor or any Restricted Subsidiary is the lessee in any sale and leaseback transaction, Attributable Debt shall not include any Debt resulting from the guarantee by the Guarantor or any other Restricted Subsidiary of the lessee’s obligation thereunder.
          SECTION 1008.Waiver of Certain Covenants.
          The Company and the Guarantor, as the case may be, may, with respect to any series of Securities, omit in any particular instance to comply with any term, provision or condition which affects such series set forth in Sections 1006 and 1007, inclusive, or, as specified pursuant to Section 301(15) for Securities of such series, in any covenants of the Company or the Guarantor added to Article Ten pursuant to Section 301(14) or Section 301(15) in connection with Securities of such series, if before or after the time for such compliance the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of all Outstanding Securities of such series, by Act of such Holders, waive such compliance in such instance or generally waive compliance with such term, provision or condition, but no such waiver shall extend to or affect such term, provision or condition except to the extent so expressly waived, and, until such waiver shall become effective, the obligations of the Company and the Guarantor and the duties of the Trustee to Holders of Securities of such series in respect of any such term, provision or condition shall remain in full force and effect.
          SECTION 1009.Calculation of Original Issue Discount.
          While any series of Original Issue Discount Security is outstanding, the Company shall provide to the Trustee by December 31 of each year such information in the Company’s possession as the Trustee reasonably requires to enable the Trustee to prepare and file any form required to be submitted by the Company to the Internal Revenue Service and to the Holders of any series of Securities relating to original issue discount, including, without limitation, Form 1099-OID or any successor form.


 

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ARTICLE ELEVEN
REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES
          SECTION 1101.Applicability of Article.
          Securities of any series which are redeemable before their Stated Maturity shall be redeemable in accordance with the terms of such Securities and (except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301 for Securities of any series) in accordance with this Article.
          SECTION 1102.Election to Redeem; Notice to Trustee.
          The election of the Company to redeem any Securities shall be evidenced by or pursuant to a Board Resolution. In case of any redemption at the election of the Company of less than all of the Securities of a series, the Company shall, at least 60 days prior to the Redemption Date fixed by the Company (unless a shorter notice shall be satisfactory to the Trustee), notify the Trustee of such Redemption Date and of the principal amount of Securities of such series to be redeemed. In the case of any redemption of Securities prior to the expiration of any restriction on such redemption provided in the terms of such Securities or elsewhere in this Indenture, the Company shall furnish the Trustee with an Officers’ Certificate evidencing compliance with such restriction.
          SECTION 1103.Selection by Trustee of Securities to Be Redeemed.
          If less than all the Securities of any series issued on the same day with the same terms are to be redeemed, the particular Securities to be redeemed shall be selected not more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date by the Trustee, from the Outstanding Securities of such series issued on the same day with the same terms not previously called for redemption, by such method as the Trustee shall deem fair and appropriate and which may provide for the selection for redemption of portions of the principal of Securities of such series;provided,however, that no such partial redemption shall reduce the portion of the principal amount of a Security not redeemed to less than the minimum authorized denomination for Securities of such series established pursuant to Section 301.
          The Trustee shall promptly notify the Company and the Security Registrar (if other than itself) in writing of the Securities selected for redemption and, in the case of any Securities selected for partial redemption, the principal amount thereof to be redeemed.
          For all purposes of this Indenture, unless the context otherwise requires, all provisions relating to the redemption of Securities shall relate, in the case of any Security redeemed or to be redeemed only in part, to the portion of the principal amount of such Security which has been or is to be redeemed.
          SECTION 1104.Notice of Redemption.
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failure to give such notice in the manner herein provided to the Holder of any Security designated for redemption as a whole or in part, or any defect in the notice to any such Holder, shall not affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other such Security or portion thereof.
          All notices of redemption shall state:
     (1) the Redemption Date,
     (2) the Redemption Price and the amount of accrued interest to the Redemption Date payable as provided in Section 1106, if any,
     (3) if less than all the Outstanding Securities of any series are to be redeemed, the identification (and, in the case of partial redemption, the principal amounts) of the particular Securities to be redeemed,
     (4) in case any Security is to be redeemed in part only, the notice which relates to such Security shall state that on and after the Redemption Date, upon surrender of such Security, the Holder will receive, without charge, a new Security or Securities of authorized denominations for the principal amount thereof remaining unredeemed,
     (5) that on the Redemption Date, the Redemption Price and accrued interest, if any, to the Redemption Date payable as provided in Section 1106 will become due and payable upon each such Security, or the portion thereof, to be redeemed and, if applicable, that interest thereon will cease to accrue on and after said date,
     (6) the Place or Places of Payment where such Securities, together in the case of Bearer Securities with all coupons appertaining thereto, if any, maturing after the Redemption Date, are to be surrendered for payment of the Redemption Price and accrued interest, if any,
     (7) that the redemption is for a sinking fund, if such is the case,
     (8) that, unless otherwise specified in such notice, Bearer Securities of any series, if any, surrendered for redemption must be accompanied by all coupons maturing subsequent to the Redemption Date or the amount of any such missing coupon or coupons will be deducted from the Redemption Price unless security or indemnity satisfactory to the Company, the Trustee and any Paying Agent is furnished,
     (9) if Bearer Securities of any series are to be redeemed and any Registered Securities of such series are not to be redeemed, and if such Bearer Securities may be exchanged for Registered Securities not subject to redemption on such Redemption Date pursuant to Section 305 or otherwise, the last date, as determined by the Company, on which such exchanges may be made; and


 

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     (10) The CUSIP number, if any.
          Notice of redemption of Securities to be redeemed at the election of the Company shall be given by the Company or, at the Company’s request and provision of such notice information to the Trustee at least 10 days prior to the date such notice of redemption is requested to be sent to the Holders, by the Trustee in the name and at the expense of the Company.
          SECTION 1105.Deposit of Redemption Price.
          Prior to any Redemption Date, the Company shall deposit with the Trustee or with a Paying Agent (or, if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent, segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 1003) no later than 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on the Business Day prior to such Redemption Date an amount of money in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)) sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of, and accrued interest, if any, on, all the Securities which are to be redeemed on that date.
          SECTION 1106.Securities Payable on Redemption Date.
          Notice of redemption having been given as aforesaid, the Securities so to be redeemed shall, on the Redemption Date, become due and payable at the Redemption Price therein specified in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)) (together with accrued interest, if any, to the Redemption Date), and from and after such date (unless the Company shall default in the payment of the Redemption Price and accrued interest, if any) such Securities shall, if the same were interest-bearing, cease to bear interest and the coupons for such interest appertaining to any Bearer Securities so to be redeemed, except to the extent provided below, shall be void. Upon surrender of any such Security for redemption in accordance with said notice, together with all coupons, if any, appertaining thereto maturing after the Redemption Date, such Security shall be paid by the Company at the Redemption Price, together with accrued interest, if any, to the Redemption Date;provided,however, that installments of interest on Bearer Securities whose Stated Maturity is on or prior to the Redemption Date shall be payable only at an office or agency located outside the United States (except as otherwise provided in Section 1002) and, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, only upon presentation and surrender of coupons for such interest; andprovidedfurther that installments of interest on Registered Securities whose Stated Maturity is on or prior to the Redemption Date shall be payable to the Holders of such Securities, or one or more Predecessor Securities, registered as such at the close of business on the relevant Record Dates according to their terms and the provisions of Section 307.
          If any Bearer Security surrendered for redemption shall not be accompanied by all appurtenant coupons maturing after the Redemption Date, such Security may be paid after deducting from the Redemption Price an amount equal to the face amount of all such missing coupons, or the surrender of such missing coupon or coupons may be waived by the Company


 

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and the Trustee if there be furnished to them such security or indemnity as they may require to save each of them and any Paying Agent harmless. If thereafter the Holder of such Security shall surrender to the Trustee or any Paying Agent any such missing coupon in respect of which a deduction shall have been made from the Redemption Price, such Holder shall be entitled to receive the amount so deducted;provided,however, that interest represented by coupons shall be payable only at an office or agency located outside the United States (except as otherwise provided in Section 1002) and, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, only upon presentation and surrender of those coupons.
          SECTION 1107.Securities Redeemed in Part.
          Any Security which is to be redeemed only in part (pursuant to the provisions of this Article or of Article Twelve) shall be surrendered at a Place of Payment therefor (with, if the Company or the Trustee so requires, due endorsement by, or a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Trustee duly executed by, the Holder thereof or such Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing), and the Company shall execute, the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee noted or endorsed on, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder of such Security without service charge, a new Security or Securities of the same series, of any authorized denomination as requested by such Holder, in aggregate principal amount equal to and in exchange for the unredeemed portion of the principal of the Security so surrendered. However, if less than all the Securities of any series with differing issue dates, interest rates and stated maturities are to be redeemed, the Company in its sole discretion shall select the particular Securities to be redeemed and shall notify the Trustee in writing thereof at least 45 days prior to the relevant redemption date.
          SECTION 1108.Optional Redemption Due to Changes in Tax Treatment.
          Each series of Securities may be redeemed at the option of the Company or the Guarantor (or their successors) in whole but not in part at any time (except in the case of Securities that have a variable rate of interest, which may be redeemed on any Interest Payment Date) at a Redemption Price equal to the principal amount thereof plus accrued interest to the date fixed for redemption (except in the case of Outstanding Original Issue Discount Securities which may be redeemed at the Redemption Price specified by the terms of such series of Securities) if, (i) the Company or the Guarantor is or would be required to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in or amendment to the laws or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder of a Taxing Jurisdiction or any change in the official application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, or any change in the official application or interpretation of, or any execution of or amendment to, any treaty or treaties affecting taxation to which a Taxing Jurisdiction is a party, which change, execution or amendment becomes effective on or after the date of issuance of such series pursuant to Section 301(or in the case of a successor Person to the Company or the Guarantor, the date on which such successor Person became such or in the case of an assumption by the Guarantor or its Subsidiaries of obligations of the Company under the Securities, the date of such assumption), or (ii) as a result of any change in the official application or interpretation of, or any execution of or amendment to, any treaty or treaties affecting taxation to which a Taxing Jurisdiction is a party, which change, execution or amendment is proposed and becomes effective on or after a date on which the Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries (an “Intercompany Debtor”) borrows money from the


 

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Company, the Intercompany Debtor is or would be required to deduct or withhold tax on any payment to the Company to enable the Company to make any payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest, and the payment of such Additional Amounts, in the case of clause (i), or such deductions or withholding, in the case of clause (ii), cannot be avoided by the use of any reasonable measures available to the Company, the Guarantor or the Intercompany Debtor. Prior to the giving of notice of redemption of such Securities pursuant to this Indenture, the Company will deliver to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate, stating that the Company is entitled to effect such redemption and setting forth in reasonable detail a statement of circumstances showing that the conditions precedent to the right of the Company to redeem such Securities pursuant to this Section have been satisfied.
ARTICLE TWELVE
SINKING FUNDS
          SECTION 1201.Applicability of Article.
          Retirements of Securities of any series pursuant to any sinking fund shall be made in accordance with the terms of such Securities and (except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301 for Securities of any series) in accordance with this Article.
          The minimum amount of any sinking fund payment provided for by the terms of Securities of any series is herein referred to as a “mandatory sinking fund payment”, and any payment in excess of such minimum amount provided for by the terms of Securities of any series is herein referred to as an “optional sinking fund payment”. If provided for by the terms of Securities of any series, the cash amount of any mandatory sinking fund payment may be subject to reduction as provided in Section 1202. Each sinking fund payment shall be applied to the redemption of Securities of any series as provided for by the terms of Securities of such series.
          SECTION 1202.Satisfaction of Sinking Fund Payments with Securities.
          Subject to Section 1203, in lieu of making all or any part of any mandatory sinking fund payment with respect to any Securities of a series in cash, the Company may at its option (1) deliver to the Trustee Outstanding Securities of a series (other than any previously called for redemption) theretofore purchased or otherwise acquired by the Company together in the case of any Bearer Securities of such series with all unmatured coupons appertaining thereto, and/or (2) receive credit for Securities of such series which have been previously delivered to the Trustee by the Company or for Securities of such series which have been redeemed either at the election of the Company pursuant to the terms of such Securities or through the application of permitted optional sinking fund payments pursuant to the terms of such Securities, in each case in satisfaction of all or any part of any mandatory sinking fund payment with respect to the Securities of the same series required to be made pursuant to the terms of such Securities as provided for by the terms of such series;provided,however, that such Securities have not been previously so credited. Such Securities shall be received and credited for such purpose by the Trustee at the Redemption Price specified in such Securities for redemption through operation of the sinking fund and the amount of such mandatory sinking fund payment shall be reduced accordingly.


 

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          SECTION 1203.Redemption of Securities for Sinking Fund.
          Not less than 60 days prior to each sinking fund payment date for Securities of any series, the Company will deliver to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate specifying the amount of the next ensuing mandatory sinking fund payment for that series pursuant to the terms of that series, the portion thereof, if any, which is to be satisfied by payment of cash in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)) and the portion thereof, if any, which is to be satisfied by delivering and crediting Securities of that series pursuant to Section 1202, and the optional amount, if any, to be added in cash to the next ensuing mandatory sinking fund payment, and will also deliver to the Trustee any Securities to be so delivered and credited. If such Officers’ Certificate shall specify an optional amount to be added in cash to the next ensuing mandatory sinking fund payment, the Company shall thereupon be obligated to pay the amount therein specified. Not less than 30 days before each such sinking fund payment date the Trustee shall select the Securities to be redeemed upon such sinking fund payment date in the manner specified in Section 1103 and cause notice of the redemption thereof to be given in the name of and at the expense of the Company in the manner provided in Section 1104. Such notice having been duly given, the redemption of such Securities shall be made upon the terms and in the manner stated in Sections 1106 and 1107.
ARTICLE THIRTEEN
REPAYMENT AT OPTION OF HOLDERS
          SECTION 1301.Applicability of Article.
          Repayment of Securities of any series before their Stated Maturity at the option of Holders thereof shall be made in accordance with the terms of such Securities and (except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301 for Securities of any series) in accordance with this Article.
          SECTION 1302.Repayment of Securities.
          Securities of any series subject to repayment in whole or in part at the option of the Holders thereof will, unless otherwise provided in the terms of such Securities, be repaid at a price equal to the principal amount thereof, together with interest, if any, thereon accrued to the Repayment Date specified in or pursuant to the terms of such Securities. The Company and the Guarantor covenant that at least one Business Day prior to the Repayment Date the Company or the Guarantor will deposit with the Trustee or with a Paying Agent (or, if the Company or the Guarantor is acting as its own Paying Agent, segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 1003) no later than 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on the Business Day prior to such Repayment Date an amount of money in the Currency in which the Securities of such series are payable (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301 for the Securities of such series and except, if applicable, as provided in Sections 312(b), 312(d) and 312(e)) sufficient to pay the principal (or, if so provided by the terms of the Securities of any series, a percentage of the principal) of and (except if the Repayment Date shall be an Interest Payment Date) accrued


 

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interest, if any, on, all the Securities or portions thereof, as the case may be, to be repaid on such date.
          SECTION 1303.Exercise of Option.
          Securities of any series subject to repayment at the option of the Holders thereof will contain an “Option to Elect Repayment” form on the reverse of such Securities. To be repaid at the option of the Holder, any Security so providing for such repayment, with the “Option to Elect Repayment” form on the reverse of such Security duly completed by the Holder (or by the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing), must be received by the Company at the Place of Payment therefor specified in the terms of such Security (or at such other place or places or which the Company shall from time to time notify the Holders of such Securities) not earlier than 45 days nor later than 30 days prior to the Repayment Date. If less than the entire principal amount of such Security is to be repaid in accordance with the terms of such Security, the principal amount of such Security to be repaid, in increments of the minimum denomination for Securities of such series, and the denomination or denominations of the Security or Securities to be issued to the Holder for the portion of the principal amount of such Security surrendered that is not to be repaid, must be specified. The principal amount of any Security providing for repayment at the option of the Holder thereof may not be repaid in part if, following such repayment, the unpaid principal amount of such Security would be less than the minimum authorized denomination of Securities of the series of which such Security to be repaid is a part. Except as otherwise may be provided by the terms of any Security providing for repayment at the option of the Holder thereof, exercise of the repayment option by the Holder shall be irrevocable unless waived by the Company and the Guarantor.
          SECTION 1304.When Securities Presented for Repayment Become Due and Payable.
          If Securities of any series providing for repayment at the option of the Holders thereof shall have been surrendered as provided in this Article and as provided by or pursuant to the terms of such Securities, such Securities or the portions thereof, as the case may be, to be repaid shall become due and payable and shall be paid by the Company or the Guarantor on the Repayment Date therein specified, and on and after such Repayment Date (unless the Company or the Guarantor shall default in the payment of such Securities on such Repayment Date) such Securities shall, if the same were interest-bearing, cease to bear interest and the coupons for such interest appertaining to any Bearer Securities so to be repaid, except to the extent provided below, shall be void. Upon surrender of any such Security for repayment in accordance with such provisions, together with all coupons, if any, appertaining thereto maturing after the Repayment Date, the principal amount of such Security so to be repaid shall be paid by the Company or the Guarantor, together with accrued interest, if any, to the Repayment Date;provided,however, that coupons whose Stated Maturity is on or prior to the Repayment Date shall be payable only at an office or agency located outside the United States (except as otherwise provided in Section 1002) and, unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 301, only upon presentation and surrender of such coupons; andprovidedfurther that, in the case of Registered Securities, installments of interest, if any, whose Stated Maturity is on or prior to the Repayment Date shall be payable (but without interest thereon, unless the Company and the Guarantor shall default in the payment thereof) to the Holders of such Securities, or one or more


 

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Predecessor Securities, registered as such at the close of business on the relevant Record Dates according to their terms and the provisions of Section 307.
          If any Bearer Security surrendered for repayment shall not be accompanied by all appurtenant coupons maturing after the Repayment Date, such Security may be paid after deducting from the amount payable therefor as provided in Section 1302 an amount equal to the face amount of all such missing coupons, or the surrender of such missing coupon or coupons may be waived by the Company, the Guarantor and the Trustee if there be furnished to them such security or indemnity as they may require to save each of them and any Paying Agent harmless. If thereafter the Holder of such Security shall surrender to the Trustee or any Paying Agent any such missing coupon in respect of which a deduction shall have been made as provided in the preceding sentence, such Holder shall be entitled to receive the amount so deducted;provided,however, that interest represented by coupons shall be payable only at an office or agency located outside the United States (except as otherwise provided in Section 1002) and, unless otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301, only upon presentation and surrender of those coupons.
          If the principal amount of any Security surrendered for repayment shall not be so repaid upon surrender thereof, such principal amount (together with interest, if any, thereon accrued to such Repayment Date) shall, until paid, bear interest from the Repayment Date at the rate of interest set forth in such Security or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities).
          SECTION 1305.Securities Repaid in Part.
          Upon surrender of any Registered Security which is to be repaid in part only, the Company shall execute, the Guarantor shall execute the Guarantee noted or endorsed on, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder of such Security, without service charge and at the expense of the Company, a new Registered Security or Securities of the same series, of any authorized denomination specified by the Holder, in an aggregate principal amount equal to and in exchange for the portion of the principal of such Security so surrendered which is not to be repaid.
ARTICLE FOURTEEN
DEFEASANCE AND COVENANT DEFEASANCE
          SECTION 1401.Applicability of Article; Company’s and Guarantor’s Option to Effect Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance.
          Unless provided otherwise, pursuant to Section 301 the provisions of such Section or Sections, as the case may be, together with the other provisions of this Article (with such modifications thereto as may be specified pursuant to Section 301 with respect to any Securities), shall be applicable to such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto, and the Company and the Guarantor may at their option by Board Resolution, at any time, with respect to such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto, elect to have Section 1402 (if applicable) or


 

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Section 1403 (if applicable) be applied to such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto upon compliance with the conditions set forth below in this Article.
          SECTION 1402.Defeasance and Discharge.
          Upon their exercise of the above option applicable to this Section with respect to any Securities of or within a series, each of the Company and the Guarantor shall be deemed to have been discharged from their respective obligations with respect to such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and under the Guarantee in respect thereof on the date the conditions set forth in Section 1404 are satisfied (hereinafter, “defeasance”). For this purpose, such defeasance means that the Company and the Guarantor shall be deemed to have paid and discharged the entire indebtedness represented by such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and under the Guarantee in respect thereof which shall thereafter be deemed to be “Outstanding” only for the purposes of Section 1405 and the other Sections of this Indenture referred to in clauses (A) and (B) of this Section, and to have satisfied all its other obligations under such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and under the Guarantee in respect thereof and this Indenture insofar as such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and the Guarantee in respect thereof are concerned (and the Trustee, at the expense of the Company and the Guarantor shall execute proper instruments acknowledging the same), except for the following which shall survive until otherwise terminated or discharged hereunder: (A) the rights of Holders of such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto to receive, solely from the trust fund described in Section 1405 and as more fully set forth in such Section, payments in respect of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto when such payments are due, (B) the Company’s and the Guarantor’s obligations with respect to such Securities under Sections 305, 306, 1002 and 1003 and with respect to the payment of Additional Amounts, to the extent then unknown, on such Securities as contemplated by Section 1005, (C) the rights, powers, trusts, duties and immunities of the Trustee hereunder and (D) this Article Fourteen. Subject to compliance with this Article Fourteen, the Company or the Guarantor may exercise its option under this Section notwithstanding the prior exercise of its option under Section 1403 with respect to such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto.
          SECTION 1403.Covenant Defeasance.
          Upon the Company’s or the Guarantor’s exercise of the above option applicable to this Section with respect to any Securities of or within a series, the Company and the Guarantor shall be released from their respective obligations under Sections 1006 and 1007, and, if specified pursuant to Section 301, its obligations under any other covenant, with respect to such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and the Guarantee in respect thereof on and after the date the conditions set forth in Section 1404 are satisfied (hereinafter, “covenant defeasance”), and such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto shall thereafter be deemed to be not “Outstanding” for the purposes of any direction, waiver, consent or declaration or Act of Holders (and the consequences of any thereof) in connection with Sections 1006 and 1007, or such other covenant, but shall continue to be deemed “Outstanding” for all other purposes hereunder. For this purpose, such covenant defeasance means that, with respect to such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto, the Company and the Guarantor may omit to comply with and shall have no liability in respect of any term,


 

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condition or limitation set forth in any such Section or such other covenant, whether directly or indirectly, by reason of any reference elsewhere herein to any such Section or such other covenant or by reason of reference in any such Section or such other covenant to any other provision herein or in any other document and such omission to comply shall not constitute a Default or an Event of Default under Section 501(4) or 501(7) or otherwise, as the case may be, but, except as specified above, the remainder of this Indenture and such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and the Guarantee in respect thereof shall be unaffected thereby.
          SECTION 1404.Conditions to Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance.
          The following shall be the conditions to application of Section 1402 or Section 1403 to any Outstanding Securities of or within a series and any coupons appertaining thereto and the Guarantee in respect thereof:
     (a) The Company or the Guarantor shall irrevocably have deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee (or another trustee satisfying the requirements of Section 607 who shall agree to comply with the provisions of this Article Fourteen applicable to it) as trust funds in trust for the purpose of making the following payments, specifically pledged as security for, and dedicated solely to, the benefit of the Holders of such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto, (1) an amount (in such Currency in which such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto are then specified as payable at Stated Maturity), or (2) Government Obligations applicable to such Securities and coupons appertaining thereto (determined on the basis of the Currency in which such Securities and coupons appertaining thereto are then specified as payable at Stated Maturity) which through the scheduled payment of principal and interest in respect thereof in accordance with their terms will provide, not later than one day before the due date of any payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, on such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto, money in an amount, or (3) a combination thereof in an amount, sufficient, in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants expressed in a written certification thereof delivered to the Trustee, to pay and discharge, and which shall be applied by the Trustee (or other qualifying trustee) to pay and discharge, (i) the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest, if any, and any Additional Amounts then known on such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto on the Stated Maturity of such principal or installment of principal or interest and (ii) any mandatory sinking fund payments or analogous payments applicable to such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto on the day on which such payments are due and payable in accordance with the terms of this Indenture and of such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto. Before such a deposit, the Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, may give to the Trustee, in accordance with Section 1102 hereof, a notice of its election to redeem all or any portion of such Outstanding Securities at a future date in accordance with the terms of the Securities of such series and Article Eleven hereof, which notice shall be irrevocable. Such irrevocable redemption notice, if given, shall be given effect in applying the foregoing.


 

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     (b) Such defeasance or covenant defeasance shall not result in a breach or violation of, or constitute a default under, this Indenture or any other material agreement or instrument to which the Company or the Guarantor is a party or by which it is bound.
     (c) No Default or Event of Default with respect to such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such deposit or, insofar as Sections 501(5) and 501(6) are concerned, at any time during the period ending on the 91st day after the date of such deposit (it being understood that this condition shall not be deemed satisfied until the expiration of such period).
     (d) In the case of an election under Section 1402, the Company or the Guarantor shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel stating that (1) the Company or the Guarantor has received from, or there has been published by, the Internal Revenue Service a ruling, or (2) since the date of execution of this Indenture, there has been a change in the applicable United States federal income tax law, in either case to the effect that, and based thereon such opinion shall confirm that, the Holders of such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of such defeasance and will be subject to United States federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such defeasance had not occurred.
     (e) In the case of an election under Section 1403, the Company or the Guarantor shall have delivered to the Trustee Opinions of Counsel to the effect that the Holders of such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of such covenant defeasance and will be subject to United States 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.
     (f) The Company or the Guarantor shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that all conditions precedent to the defeasance under Section 1402 or the covenant defeasance under Section 1403 (as the case may be) have been complied with.
     (g) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section, such defeasance or covenant defeasance shall be effected in compliance with any additional or substitute terms, conditions or limitations which may be imposed on the Company or the Guarantor in connection therewith pursuant to Section 301.
          SECTION 1405.Deposited Money and Government Obligations to Be Held in Trust; Other Miscellaneous Provisions.
          Subject to the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 1003, all money and Government Obligations (or other property as may be provided pursuant to Section 301) (including the proceeds thereof) deposited with the Trustee (or other qualifying trustee, collectively for purposes of this Section 1405, the “Trustee”) pursuant to Section 1404 in respect of any Outstanding Securities of any series and any coupons appertaining thereto shall be held in


 

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trust and applied by the Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto and this Indenture, to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Company or the Guarantor acting as its own Paying Agent) as the Trustee may determine, to the Holders of such Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto of all sums due and to become due thereon in respect of principal (and premium, if any) and interest and Additional Amounts, if any, but such money need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.
          Unless otherwise specified with respect to any Security pursuant to Section 301, if, after a deposit referred to in Section 1404(a) has been made, (a) the Holder of a Security in respect of which such deposit was made is entitled to, and does, elect pursuant to Section 312(b) or the terms of such Security to receive payment in a Currency other than that in which the deposit pursuant to Section 1404(a) has been made in respect of such Security, or (b) a Conversion Event occurs as contemplated in Section 312(d) or 312(e) or by the terms of any Security in respect of which the deposit pursuant to Section 1404(a) has been made, the indebtedness represented by such Security and any coupons appertaining thereto shall be deemed to have been, and will be, fully discharged and satisfied through the payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest and Additional Amounts, if any, on such Security as the same becomes due out of the proceeds yielded by converting (from time to time as specified below in the case of any such election) the amount or other property deposited in respect of such Security into the Currency in which such Security becomes payable as a result of such election or Conversion Event based on the applicable Market Exchange Rate for such Currency in effect on the second Business Day prior to each payment date, except, with respect to a Conversion Event, for such Currency in effect (as nearly as feasible) at the time of the Conversion Event.
          The Company or the Guarantor, as the case may be, shall pay and indemnify the Trustee against any tax, fee or other charge imposed on or assessed against the Government Obligations deposited pursuant to Section 1404 or the principal and interest received in respect thereof other than any such tax, fee or other charge which by law is for the account of the Holders of such Outstanding Securities and any coupons appertaining thereto.
          Anything in this Article to the contrary notwithstanding, the Trustee shall deliver or pay to the Company from time to time upon the Company Request, or the Guarantor, as the case may be, upon the Guarantor Request, any money or Government Obligations (or other property and any proceeds therefrom) held by it as provided in Section 1404 which, in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants expressed in a written certification thereof delivered to the Trustee, are in excess of the amount thereof which would then be required to be deposited to effect a defeasance or covenant defeasance, as applicable, in accordance with this Article.


 

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ARTICLE FIFTEEN
MEETINGS OF HOLDERS OF SECURITIES
          SECTION 1501.Purposes for Which Meetings May Be Called.
          If Securities of a series are issuable as Bearer Securities, a meeting of Holders of Securities of such series may be called at any time and from time to time pursuant to this Article to make, give or take any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided by this Indenture to be made, given or taken by Holders of Securities of such series.
          SECTION 1502.Call, Notice and Place of Meetings.
          (a) The Trustee may at any time call a meeting of Holders of Securities of any series for any purpose specified in Section 1501, to be held at such time and at such place in The City of New York or in London as the Trustee shall determine. Notice of every meeting of Holders of Securities of any series, setting forth the time and the place of such meeting and in general terms the action proposed to be taken at such meeting, shall be given, in the manner provided for in Section 106, not less than 21 nor more than 180 days prior to the date fixed for the meeting.
          (b) In case at any time the Company or the Guarantor, pursuant in either case to a Board Resolution, or the Holders of at least 10% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of any series shall have requested the Trustee to call a meeting of the Holders of Securities of such series for any purpose specified in Section 1501, by written request setting forth in reasonable detail the action proposed to be taken at the meeting, and the Trustee shall not have made the first publication of the notice of such meeting within 21 days after receipt of such request or shall not thereafter proceed to cause the meeting to be held as provided herein, then the Company, the Guarantor or the Holders of Securities of such series in the amount above specified, as the case may be, may determine the time and the place in The City of New York or in London for such meeting and may call such meeting for such purposes by giving notice thereof as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section.
          SECTION 1503.Persons Entitled to Vote at Meetings.
          To be entitled to vote at any meeting of Holders of Securities of any series, a Person shall be (1) a Holder of one or more Outstanding Securities of such series, or (2) a Person appointed by an instrument in writing as proxy for a Holder or Holders of one or more Outstanding Securities of such series by such Holder or Holders. The only Persons who shall be entitled to be present or to speak at any meeting of Holders of Securities of any series shall be the Person entitled to vote at such meeting and their counsel, any representatives of the Trustee and its counsel and any representatives of the Company, the Guarantor and their respective counsel.


 

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          SECTION 1504.Quorum; Action.
          The Persons entitled to vote a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of a series shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of Holders of Securities of such series;provided,however, that, if any action is to be taken at such meeting with respect to a consent or waiver which this Indenture expressly provides may be given by the Holders of not less than a specified percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of a series, the Persons entitled to vote such specified percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series shall constitute a quorum. In the absence of a quorum within 30 minutes of the time appointed for any such meeting, the meeting shall, if convened at the request of Holders of Securities of such series, be dissolved. In any other case the meeting may be adjourned for a period of not less than 10 days as determined by the chairman of the meeting prior to the adjournment of such meeting. In the absence of a quorum at any such adjourned meeting, such adjourned meeting may be further adjourned for a period of not less than 10 days as determined by the chairman of the meeting prior to the adjournment of such adjourned meeting. Notice of the reconvening of any adjourned meeting shall be given as provided in Section 1502(a), except that such notice need be given only once not less than five days prior to the date on which the meeting is scheduled to be reconvened. Notice of the reconvening of any adjourned meeting shall state expressly the percentage, as provided above, of the principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series which shall constitute a quorum.
          Subject to the foregoing, at the reconvening of any meeting adjourned for lack of a quorum the Persons entitled to vote 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities at the time shall constitute a quorum for the taking of any action set forth in the notice of the original meeting.
          Except as limited by the proviso to Section 902, any resolution presented to a meeting or adjourned meeting duly reconvened at which a quorum is present as aforesaid may be adopted by the affirmative vote of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series;provided,however, that, except as limited by the proviso to Section 902, any resolution with respect to any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action which this Indenture expressly provides may be made, given or taken by the Holders of a specified percentage, which is less than a majority, in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of a series may be adopted at a meeting or an adjourned meeting duly reconvened and at which a quorum is present as aforesaid by the affirmative vote of the Holders of such specified percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series.
          Any resolution passed or decision taken at any meeting of Holders of Securities of any series duly held in accordance with this Section shall be in writing and shall be binding on all the Holders of Securities of such series and the related coupons, whether or not present or represented at the meeting.
          Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 1504, if any action is to be taken at a meeting of Holders of Securities of any series with respect to any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action that this Indenture expressly provides may be made, given or taken by the Holders of a specified percentage in principal


 

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amount of all Outstanding Securities affected thereby, or of the Holders of such series and one or more additional series:
     (i) there shall be no minimum quorum requirement for such meeting; and
     (ii) the principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series that vote in favor of such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action shall be taken into account in determining whether such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action has been made, given or taken under this Indenture.
          SECTION 1505.Determination of Voting Rights; Conduct and Adjournment of Meetings.
          (a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this Indenture, the Trustee may make such reasonable regulations as it may deem advisable for any meeting of Holders of Securities of a series in regard to proof of the holding of Securities of such series and of the appointment of proxies and in regard to the appointment and duties of inspectors of votes, the submission and examination of proxies, certificates and other evidence of the right to vote, and such other matters concerning the conduct of the meeting as it shall deem appropriate. Except as otherwise permitted or required by any such regulations, the holding of Securities shall be proved in the manner specified in Section 104 and the appointment of any proxy shall be proved in the manner specified in Section 104 or by having the signature of the Person executing the proxy witnessed or guaranteed by any trust company, bank or banker authorized by Section 104 to certify to the holding of Bearer Securities. Such regulations may provide that written instruments appointing proxies, regular on their face, may be presumed valid and genuine without the proof specified in Section 104 or other proof.
          (b) The Trustee shall, by an instrument in writing appoint a temporary chairman of the meeting, unless the meeting shall have been called by the Company, the Guarantor or by Holders of Securities as provided in Section 1502(b), in which case the Company, the Guarantor or the Holders of Securities of the series calling the meeting, as the case may be, shall in like manner appoint a temporary chairman. A permanent chairman and a permanent secretary of the meeting shall be elected by vote of the Persons entitled to vote a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series represented at the meeting.
          (c) At any meeting each Holder of a Security of such series or proxy shall be entitled to one vote for each $1,000 principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series held or represented by him;provided,however, that no vote shall be cast or counted at any meeting in respect of any Security challenged as not Outstanding and ruled by the chairman of the meeting to be not Outstanding. The chairman of the meeting shall have no right to vote, except as a Holder of a Security of such series or proxy.
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entitled to vote a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series represented at the meeting, and the meeting may be held as so adjourned without further notice.
          SECTION 1506.Counting Votes and Recording Action of Meetings.
          The vote upon any resolution submitted to any meeting of Holders of Securities of any series shall be by written ballots on which shall be subscribed the signatures of the Holders of Securities of such series or of their representatives by proxy and the principal amounts and serial numbers of the Outstanding Securities of such series held or represented by them. The permanent chairman of the meeting shall appoint two inspectors of votes who shall count all votes cast at the meeting for or against any resolution and who shall make and file with the secretary of the meeting their verified written reports in duplicate of all votes cast at the meeting. A record, at least in duplicate, of the proceedings of each meeting of Holders of Securities of any series shall be prepared by the secretary of the meeting and there shall be attached to said record the original reports of the inspectors of votes on any vote by ballot taken thereat and affidavits by one or more persons having knowledge of the fact setting forth a copy of the notice of the meeting and showing that said notice was given as provided in Section 1502 and, if applicable, Section 1504. Each copy shall be signed and verified by the affidavits of the permanent chairman and secretary of the meeting and one such copy shall be delivered to the Company, to the Guarantor and another to the Trustee to be preserved by the Trustee, the latter to have attached thereto the ballots voted at the meeting. Any record so signed and verified shall be conclusive evidence of the matters therein stated.
ARTICLE SIXTEEN
GUARANTEE OF SECURITIES
          SECTION 1601.Guarantee.
          This Section 1601 and Section 1602 apply to the Securities of any series to the extent that the form of the Guarantee to be endorsed on such Securities is not otherwise specifically established as contemplated by Section 301.
          The Guarantor hereby unconditionally guarantees to each Holder of a Security of each series authenticated and delivered by the Trustee the due and punctual payment of the principal (including any amount due in respect of original issue discount) of and any premium and interest on and Additional Amounts with respect to such Security, and the due and punctual payment of any sinking fund payments provided for pursuant to the terms of such Security, when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the Stated Maturity, by declaration of acceleration, call for redemption or otherwise, in accordance with the terms of such Security and of this Indenture. The Guarantor hereby agrees that its obligations hereunder shall be as if it were a principal debtor and not merely a surety, and shall be absolute and unconditional, irrespective of, and shall be unaffected by, any invalidity, irregularity or unenforceability of any Security of any series or this Indenture, any failure to enforce the provisions of any Security of any series or this Indenture, any waiver, modification, consent or indulgence granted to the Company with respect thereto, by the Holder of any Security of any series or the Trustee, or any other circumstances which may otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge of a surety or


 

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guarantor. The Guarantor hereby waives diligence, presentment, demand of payment, filing of claims with a court in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy of the Company, any right to require a proceeding first against the Company, the benefit of discussion, protest or notice with respect to any Security or the indebtedness evidenced thereby or with respect of any sinking fund payment required pursuant to the terms of a Security issued under this Indenture and all demands whatsoever, and covenants that this Guarantee will not be discharged with respect to any Security except by payment in full of the principal thereof and any premium and interest or Additional Amounts thereon or as provided in Article Four, Section 802 or Article Fourteen. The Guarantor further agrees that, as between the Guarantor, on the one hand, and the Holders and the Trustee, on the other hand, the Maturity of the obligations guaranteed hereby may be accelerated as provided in Article Five hereof for the purposes of this Guarantee, notwithstanding any stay, injunction or other prohibition preventing such acceleration in respect of the obligations guaranteed hereby.
          This Guarantee shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment on any Company Security, in whole or in part, is rescinded or must otherwise be restored to the Company or the Guarantor upon the bankruptcy, liquidation or reorganization of the Company or otherwise.
          The Guarantor hereby waives, in favor of the Holders and the Trustee, any and all of its rights, protections, privileges and defenses provided by any applicable law to a guarantor and waives any right of set-off which the Guarantor may have against the Holder of a Security in respect of any amounts which are or may become payable by the Holder of a Security to the Company.
          The Guarantor shall be subrogated to all rights of each Holder of Securities against the Company in respect of any amounts paid to such Holder by the Guarantor pursuant to the provisions of this Guarantee; provided, however, that the Guarantor shall not be entitled to enforce, or to receive any payments arising out of or based upon, such right of subrogation until the principal of and any premium and interest on all the Securities of the same series and of like tenor shall have been paid in full.
          The Guarantee shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. The Guarantor agrees to pay any and all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred by the Trustee or any Holders in enforcing any rights under the Guarantee.
          No past, present or future stockholder, officer, director, employee or incorporator of the Guarantor shall have any personal liability under the Guarantee set forth in this Section 1601 by reason of his or its status as such stockholder, officer, director, employee or incorporator.
          The Guarantee set forth in this Section 1601 shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose with respect to a Security until the certificate of authentication on such Security shall have been signed by or on behalf of the Trustee.


 

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          SECTION 1602.Execution of Guarantee.
          To evidence its Guarantee to the Holders specified in Section 1601, the Guarantor hereby agrees to execute the Guarantee in substantially the form set forth in Section 204 to be endorsed on each Security authenticated and delivered by the Trustee. The Guarantor hereby agrees that its Guarantee set forth in Section 1601 shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any failure to endorse on each Security such Guarantee. Each such Guarantee shall be signed on behalf of the Guarantor by any two directors, or any director and secretary, of the Guarantor, prior to the authentication of the Security on which it is endorsed, and the delivery of such Security by the Trustee, after the due authentication thereof by the Trustee hereunder, shall constitute due delivery of the Guarantee on behalf of the Guarantor. Such signatures upon the Guarantee may be manual or facsimile signatures of any present, past or future such directors or officers and may be imprinted or otherwise reproduced below the Guarantee, and in case any such director or officer who shall have signed the Guarantee shall cease to hold such offices before the Security on which such Guarantee is endorsed shall have been authenticated and delivered by the Trustee or disposed of by the Company, such Security nevertheless may be authenticated and delivered or disposed of as though the person who signed the Guarantee had not ceased to hold such office of the Guarantor.
          This Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same Indenture.


 

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          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Indenture to be duly executed, all as of the day and year first above written.
     
 ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI HOLDINGS FINANCE PLC
 
 
 By:    
  Name:    
  Title:    
 
 ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED
 
 
 By:    
  Name:    
  Title:    
 
 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
 
 
 By:    
  Name:    
  Title:    
 


 

EXHIBIT A
FORMS OF CERTIFICATION
EXHIBIT A-1
FORM OF CERTIFICATE TO BE GIVEN BY
PERSON ENTITLED TO RECEIVE BEARER SECURITY
OR TO OBTAIN INTEREST PAYABLE PRIOR
TO THE EXCHANGE DATE
CERTIFICATE
[Insert title or sufficient description
of Securities to be delivered]
          This is to certify that as of the date hereof, and except as set forth below, the above-captioned Securities held by you for our account (i) are owned by person(s) that are not citizens or residents of the United States, domestic partnerships, domestic corporations or any estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income taxation regardless of its source (“United States persons(s)”), (ii) are owned by United States person(s) that are (a) foreign branches of United States financial institutions (financial institutions, as defined in United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.165-12(c)(1)(iv) are herein referred to as “financial institutions”) purchasing for their own account or for resale, or (b) United States person(s) who acquired the Securities through foreign branches of United States financial institutions and who hold the Securities through such United States financial institutions on the date hereof (and in either case (a) or (b), each such United States financial institution hereby agrees, on its own behalf or through its agent, that you may advise [Name of Issuer] or its agent that such financial institution will comply with the requirements of Section 165(j)(3)(A), (B) or (C) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations thereunder), or (iii) are owned by United States or foreign financial institution(s) for purposes of resale during the restricted period (as defined in United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.163-5(c)(2)(i)(D)(7)), and, in addition, if the owner is a United States or foreign financial institution described in clause (iii) above (whether or not also described in clause (i) or (ii)), this is to further certify that such financial institution has not acquired the Securities for purposes of resale directly or indirectly to a United States person or to a person within the United States or its possessions.
          As used herein, “United States” means the United States of America (including the states and the District of Columbia); and its “possessions” include Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Wake Island and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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          We undertake to advise you promptly by tested telex on or prior to the date on which you intend to submit your certification relating to the above-captioned Securities held by you for our account in accordance with your Operating Procedures if any applicable statement herein is not correct on such date, and in the absence of any such notification it may be assumed that this certification applies as of such date.
          This certificate excepts and does not relate to [U.S.$]                    of such interest in the above-captioned Securities in respect of which we are not able to certify and as to which we understand an exchange for an interest in a Permanent Global Security or an exchange for and delivery of definitive Securities (or, if relevant, collection of any interest) cannot be made until we do so certify.
          We understand that this certificate may be required in connection with certain tax legislation in the United States. If administrative or legal proceedings are commenced or threatened in connection with which this certificate is or would be relevant, we irrevocably authorize you to produce this certificate or a copy thereof to any interested party in such proceedings.
Dated:
[To be dated no earlier than the 15th day
prior to (i) the Exchange Date or (ii) the
relevant Interest Payment Date occurring
prior to the Exchange Date, as applicable]
     
  [Name of Person Making Certification]


 
(Authorized Signatory)
  
  Name:  
  Title:  

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EXHIBIT A-2
FORM OF CERTIFICATE TO BE GIVEN BY EUROCLEAR
AND CLEARSTREAM IN
CONNECTION WITH THE EXCHANGE OF A PORTION OF A
TEMPORARY GLOBAL SECURITY OR TO OBTAIN INTEREST
PAYABLE PRIOR TO THE EXCHANGE DATE
CERTIFICATE
[Insert title or sufficient description
of Securities to be delivered]
          This is to certify that based solely on written certifications that we have received in writing, by tested telex or by electronic transmission from each of the persons appearing in our records as persons entitled to a portion of the principal amount set forth below (our “Member Organizations”) substantially in the form attached hereto, as of the date hereof, [U.S.$]                    principal amount of the above-captioned Securities (i) is owned by person(s) that are not citizens or residents of the United States, domestic partnerships, domestic corporations or any estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States Federal income taxation regardless of its source (“United States person(s)”), (ii) is owned by United States person(s) that are (a) foreign branches of United States financial institutions (financial institutions, as defined in U.S. Treasury Regulations Section 1.165-12(c)(1)(iv) are herein referred to as “financial institutions”) purchasing for their own account or for resale, or (b) United States person(s) who acquired the Securities through foreign branches of United States financial institutions and who hold the Securities through such United States financial institutions on the date hereof (and in either case (a) or (b), each such financial institution has agreed, on its own behalf or through its agent, that we may advise [Name of Issuer] or its agent that such financial institution will comply with the requirements of Section 165(j)(3)(A), (B) or (C) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations thereunder), or (iii) is owned by United States or foreign financial institution(s) for purposes of resale during the restricted period (as defined in United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.163-5(c)(2)(i)(D)(7)) and, to the further effect, that financial institutions described in clause (iii) above (whether or not also described in clause (i) or (ii)) have certified that they have not acquired the Securities for purposes of resale directly or indirectly to a United States person or to a person within the United States or its possessions.
          As used herein, “United States” means the United States of America (including the states and the District of Columbia); and its “possessions” include Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Wake Island and the Northern Mariana Islands.
          We further certify that (i) we are not making available herewith for exchange (or, if relevant, collection of any interest) any portion of the temporary global Security representing the above-captioned Securities excepted in the above-referenced certificates of Member Organizations and (ii) as of the date hereof we have not received any notification from any of our Member Organizations to the effect that the statements made by such Member Organizations

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with respect to any portion of the part submitted herewith for exchange (or, if relevant, collection of any interest) are no longer true and cannot be relied upon as of the date hereof.
          We understand that this certification is required in connection with certain tax legislation in the United States. If administrative or legal proceedings are commenced or threatened in connection with which this certificate is or would be relevant, we irrevocably authorize you to produce this certificate or a copy thereof to any interested party in such proceedings.
Dated:
[To be dated no earlier than the Exchange
Date or the relevant Interest Payment Date
occurring prior to the Exchange Date, as
applicable]
       
  [EUROCLEAR BANK S.A./N.V., as
Operator of the Euroclear System]
[CLEARSTREAM]

  
  By    
       

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