Form S-ASR
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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 4, 2012.

Registration No. 333-            

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

UNISYS CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Delaware

 

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation or Organization)

 

38-0387840

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

(215) 986-4011

(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code,

of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

Nancy Straus Sundheim

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Unisys Corporation

801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

(215) 986-4008

(Name, Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including

Area Code, of Agent For Service)

Copy to:

Risë B. Norman, Esq.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

425 Lexington Avenue

New York, New York 10017

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after this registration statement becomes effective.

If the only securities being registered on this form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box. ¨

If any of the securities being registered on this form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box. x

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ¨                     

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ¨                 

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instructions I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box. x

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box. ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

            Large accelerated filer  x                                     Accelerated filer  ¨
            Non-accelerated filer  ¨                                     Smaller reporting company  ¨
        (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 


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CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Each Class of

Securities to be Registered

  

Amount to be

Registered (1)

  

Proposed Maximum
Aggregate

Offering Price

Per Security (1)

  

Proposed Maximum

Aggregate Offering

Price (1)

  

Amount of

Registration Fee (1)(2)

Debt Securities (3)

           

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (4)

           

Preferred Stock, par value $1 per share (5)

           

Warrants (6)

           

Stock Purchase Contracts (7)

           

 

(1) Not applicable pursuant to General Instruction II.E of Form S-3. An indeterminate number or amount of the securities of each identified class to be offered from time to time at indeterminate prices is being registered pursuant to this registration statement. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities.

 

(2) Pursuant to Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act, the registrant is deferring payment of the registration fee relating to the securities that are registered and available for sale under this registration statement, except for $42,613 of registration fees previously paid with respect to $841,250,000 aggregate initial offering price of unsold securities that had previously been registered under the Registration Statement of Unisys Corporation on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-155735) filed on November 26, 2008, which we refer to as the Prior Registration Statement, which, in turn, included $440,000,000 of unsold securities that had been previously registered under the Registration Statement of Unisys Corporation, Unisys Capital Trust I and Unisys Capital Trust II on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-85650) filed on April 5, 2002. Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act, the registrant is carrying forward filing fees of $42,613, which have been paid in advance of any future offerings of $841,250,000 aggregate initial offering price of securities registered under this registration statement. The Prior Registration Statement will be deemed terminated as of the date of effectiveness of this registration statement.

 

(3) Debt securities may be issued (a) separately or (b) upon exercise of warrants to purchase debt securities that are registered hereby.

 

(4) Common stock may be issued (a) separately, (b) upon the conversion of either debt securities or shares of preferred stock, each of which is registered hereby, (c) upon settlement of stock purchase contracts that are registered hereby or (d) upon exercise of warrants to purchase common stock that are registered hereby. Shares of common stock issued upon conversion of debt securities or preferred stock will be issued without the payment of additional consideration.

 

(5) Preferred stock may be issued (a) separately or (b) upon exercise of warrants to purchase preferred stock that are registered hereby.

 

(6) Warrants may represent rights to purchase debt securities, common stock or preferred stock, each of which is registered hereby.

 

(7) Each stock purchase contract may be issued separately. A stock purchase contract obligates the holder, upon settlement, to purchase an indeterminate number of shares of common stock or other securities.

 

 


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PROSPECTUS

UNISYS CORPORATION

 

DEBT SECURITIES

COMMON STOCK

PREFERRED STOCK

WARRANTS

STOCK PURCHASE CONTRACTS

 

 

We may offer and sell debt securities, shares of common stock or shares of preferred stock, warrants and stock purchase contracts. These securities may be offered and sold from time to time in amounts, at prices and on terms to be determined at the time of offering.

We will provide the specific terms of the securities in supplements to this prospectus to the extent those terms are not described in this prospectus or are different from the terms described in this prospectus. The prospectus supplements may also add to, update or change information contained in this prospectus. In addition, we may supplement, update or change any of the information contained in this prospectus by incorporating information by reference in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus, the related supplements and any incorporated documents carefully before you invest. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

We may offer these securities directly to investors, through agents, underwriters or dealers, or through a combination of these methods, on a continued or delayed basis. The applicable prospectus supplement will provide the terms of the plan of distribution relating to the series of securities. If any agents, dealers or underwriters are involved in the sale of any securities, the applicable prospectus supplement will set forth their names and any applicable commissions or discounts. Any net proceeds from the sale of securities will also be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “UIS.”

Before you invest, you should read this prospectus, any prospectus supplement, as well as the risks described in the documents incorporated by reference.

You should consider carefully the risk factors beginning on page 6 of this prospectus before you invest in any of our securities.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

This prospectus is dated June 4, 2012.


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

     1   

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION; INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

     1   

SPECIAL NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     3   

ABOUT UNISYS

     5   

RISK FACTORS

     6   

USE OF PROCEEDS

     7   
RATIOS OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES AND EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS      8   

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

     9   

DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

     15   

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

     20   

DESCRIPTION OF STOCK PURCHASE CONTRACTS

     21   

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

     22   

LEGAL MATTERS

     22   

EXPERTS

     23   

 

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of an “automatic shelf” registration statement that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, as a “well-known seasoned issuer” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, using a shelf registration process. Under this shelf registration process, we may sell any of the securities described in this prospectus in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. The prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus.

You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. We are not making offers to sell the securities in any jurisdiction where an offer or solicitation is not permitted. The information in this prospectus is accurate only as of the date on the front cover. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate as of any other date. Before purchasing any securities, you should carefully read both this prospectus and the accompanying prospectus supplement and any free writing prospectus prepared by or on behalf of us, together with the additional information described under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information; Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

When used in this prospectus, the terms “Unisys,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Unisys Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless otherwise specified or the context otherwise requires.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION; INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY

REFERENCE

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. Our SEC filings are available over the Internet at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. You may also read and copy any document we file with the SEC at their Public Reference Room located at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for more information. We maintain a web site at www.unisys.com. The information on our web site is not incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement and you should not consider it a part of this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement.

You may also read and copy reports and other information we file at the office of the New York Stock Exchange, 20 Broad Street, New York, New York 10005.

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” the information we file with them, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to separate documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, and later information filed with the SEC will update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below that we have previously filed with the SEC (other than information deemed furnished and not filed in accordance with SEC rules, including Items 2.02 and 7.01 of Form 8-K).

 

  1. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (including information specifically incorporated by reference into the Annual Report on Form 10-K from the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 13, 2012).

 

  2. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

 

  3. Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 2, 2012.

 

  4. The description of our common stock contained in the registration statement of Burroughs Corporation on Form 8-B filed on May 29, 1984, as amended on Form 8 filed on May 7, 1991.

All documents filed by us pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, after the date of this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement and before the termination of the offering shall also be deemed to be incorporated herein by reference. We are not, however, incorporating by reference any documents or portions thereof, whether specifically listed

 

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above or filed in the future, that are not deemed “filed” with the SEC, including our compensation committee report and performance graph or any information furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K or certain exhibits furnished pursuant to Item 9.01 of Form 8-K.

You may request a copy of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us at the following address:

Unisys Corporation

801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

Attention: Financial Communications

(215) 986-5777

 

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SPECIAL NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement contain and incorporate by reference statements that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. These types of statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions may identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from expectations.

Factors that could affect future results include, but are not limited to, the following:

    our future results will depend in part on our ability to drive profitable growth in consulting and systems integration;

    our future results will depend in part on our ability to take on, successfully implement and grow outsourcing operations;

    our future results will also depend in part on market demand for our high-end enterprise servers and maintenance on these servers;

    we face aggressive competition in the information services and technology marketplace, which could lead to reduced demand for our products and services and could have an adverse effect on our business;

    our future results will depend on our ability to retain significant clients;

    our future results will depend on our ability to effectively anticipate and respond to volatility and rapid technological change in our industry;

    our business can be adversely affected by global economic conditions, acts of war, terrorism or natural disasters;

    we have significant pension obligations and may be required to make significant cash contributions to our defined benefit pension plans;

    our future results will depend on the success of our program to reduce costs, focus our global resources and simplify our business structure;

    our contracts may not be as profitable as expected or provide the expected level of revenues;

    our contracts with U.S. governmental agencies may subject us to audits, criminal penalties, sanctions and other expenses and fines;

    we may face damage to our reputation or legal liability if our clients are not satisfied with our services or products;

    breaches of data security could expose us to legal liability and could harm our business and reputation;

    our future results will depend in part on the performance and capabilities of third parties with whom we have commercial relationships;

    more than half of our revenue is derived from operations outside of the United States, and we are subject to the risks of doing business internationally;

 

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    financial market conditions may inhibit our ability to access capital and credit markets to address our liquidity needs;

    our services or products may infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others;

    pending litigation could affect our results of operations or cash flow;

    we could face business and financial risk in implementing future dispositions or acquisitions; and

    we believe that our ability to use our U.S. federal net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes may be limited.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which that statement is made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which the statement is made.

 

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ABOUT UNISYS

Unisys Corporation is a worldwide information technology (“IT”) company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves mission-critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, the company brings together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world.

We operate in two business segments – Services and Technology. Financial information concerning the two segments can be found in Note 15, “Segment information”, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in our annual report to stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2011, and such information is incorporated herein by reference.

Unisys brings together services and technology into solutions that solve mission-critical problems for organizations around the world.

In the Services segment, we provide services to help our clients improve their competitiveness, security and cost efficiency. Our services include outsourcing, systems integration and consulting, infrastructure services and core maintenance.

             In outsourcing, we manage customers’ data centers, computer servers and end-user computing environments as well as specific business processes.

             In systems integration and consulting, we consult with clients to assess the security and cost effectiveness of their IT systems and help them design, integrate and modernize their mission-critical applications to achieve their business goals.

              In infrastructure services, we provide design, warranty and support services for our customers’ IT infrastructure, including their networks, desktops, servers, and mobile and wireless devices.

             In core maintenance, we provide maintenance of Unisys systems and products.

In the Technology segment, we design and develop servers and related products to help clients reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their data center environments. As a pioneer in large-scale computing, Unisys offers deep experience and rich technological capabilities in transaction-intensive, mission-critical environments. We provide a range of data center, infrastructure management and cloud computing offerings to help clients virtualize and automate their data-center environments. Product offerings include enterprise-class servers, such as the ClearPath family of servers and the ES7000 family of Intel-based servers, as well as operating system software and middleware.

To drive future growth, Unisys is focusing its resources and investments in four targeted market areas: security; data center transformation, including our server business; end user outsourcing; and applications modernization.

The primary vertical markets Unisys serves worldwide include the public sector (including the U.S. federal government), financial services and other commercial markets including communications and transportation.

We market our products and services primarily through a direct sales force. In certain foreign countries, we market primarily through distributors. Complementing our direct sales force, we make use of a select group of alliance partners to market and complement our services and product portfolio.

Our principal executive offices are located at 801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422. Our telephone number is (215) 986-4011.

 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in our securities involves risk. You should carefully consider the risk factors contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10–K and our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10–Q, which are incorporated by reference herein, and the other information contained in this prospectus, as updated by our subsequent filings under the Exchange Act, and the risk factors and other information contained in the applicable prospectus supplement or any free writing prospectus before acquiring any of such securities. These risks could materially affect our business, results of operations or financial condition and cause the value of our securities to decline. You could lose all or part of your investment.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless we indicate otherwise in a prospectus supplement, we plan to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities for general corporate purposes, to reduce or refinance indebtedness and to make acquisitions or engage in other business opportunities.

 

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RATIOS OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES AND EARNINGS TO

COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS

The ratios of earnings to fixed charges and earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends presented below should be read together with our consolidated financial statements and related notes and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10–K and our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10–Q and any other documents filed under the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference herein. The ratios of earnings to fixed charges and earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends for our last fiscal quarter and each of our last five fiscal years appear below. We computed the ratio of earnings to fixed charges by dividing earnings (loss) by fixed charges. We computed the ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends by dividing earnings (loss) by the sum of fixed charges and preferred stock dividends. Earnings (loss) consist of income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, plus amortization of capitalized interest and fixed charges, less interest capitalized during the period. Fixed charges consist of interest expense on all indebtedness, interest capitalized during the period, amortization of debt issuance expense and the portion of rental expense representative of interest. Preferred stock dividends consist of dividends paid with respect to our 6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A.

The following table sets forth our ratios of earnings to fixed charges and earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends for each of the periods shown:

 

      Three Months Ended
March 31, 2012
   Year Ended December 31,  
        2011         2010         2009         2008        2007   

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

   3.28      3.03         2.52         2.58         *        1.14   

Ratio of Earnings to Combined Fixed

Charges and Preferred Stock Dividends

   2.88      2.80         2.52         2.58         **        1.14   

 

  * Earnings for the year ended December 31, 2008 were inadequate to cover fixed charges by $90.5 million.
  ** Earnings for the year ended December 31, 2008 were inadequate to cover fixed charges and preferred stock dividends by $90.5 million.

The foregoing information will be updated by the information relating to our Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges and Earnings to Combined Fixed Charges and Preferred Stock Dividends contained in our periodic reports filed with the SEC, which will be incorporated by reference in this prospectus at the time they are filed with the SEC. See “Where You Can Find More Information; Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

 

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DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

This section describes the general terms and provisions of our debt securities. You should refer to the applicable indenture and the applicable prospectus supplement and any documents incorporated herein or therein by reference for more specific information and the specific terms of a particular offering.

General

Our debt securities will be either senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities. The senior debt securities, if unsecured, will rank equally with all of our existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. The subordinated debt securities will rank junior to all of our existing and future senior indebtedness in right of payment.

The senior debt securities will be issued under a senior indenture between us and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association or another trustee chosen by us, and the subordinated debt securities will be issued under a subordinated indenture between us and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association or another trustee chosen by us, in each case as may be supplemented by a supplemental indenture relating to the specific terms of the debt securities offered. We have filed copies of both indentures as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.

The indentures do not limit the amount of debt securities that we may issue and permit us to issue securities from time to time in one or more series. All debt securities of one series need not be issued at the same time, and, unless otherwise provided, any series may be reopened, without the consent of the holders of the debt securities of that series, for issuances of additional debt securities of that series. We may issue our debt securities separately or upon conversion of or in exchange for our preferred stock or other debt securities. The debt securities will be our direct obligations. They may bear interest at a fixed or floating rate or they may not bear interest. We may issue debt securities at, above or below their stated principal amount, as described more fully in the applicable prospectus supplement.

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the following terms of any series of debt securities that we may offer:

 

   

the title of the debt securities;

 

   

whether they are senior or subordinated;

 

   

the total amount of the debt securities authorized and the amount outstanding, if any;

 

   

any limit on the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities offered by that prospectus supplement;

 

   

whether the debt securities will be guaranteed and the identity of the guarantors, if applicable;

 

   

when the principal of the debt securities will mature;

 

   

the interest rate, if any, or the method for determining it, including any procedures to determine, vary or reset the interest rate;

 

   

when interest, if any, will be payable, as well as the record dates for determining to whom we will pay interest;

 

   

where the principal of, and premium and interest if any on, the debt securities will be paid;

 

   

the percentage of the principal amount at which such debt securities will be offered;

 

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redemption, call, repurchase or sinking fund provisions, if any;

 

   

whether the debt securities will be issued in global or certificated form and, in the case of global securities, the name of the depositary, if any;

 

   

if we are going to make payments to the holder in a foreign currency or currencies, the currency or currencies and manner of conversion from U.S. dollars;

 

   

any index we may use to determine the amount of payment of principal of, and premium and interest, if any, on, the debt securities;

 

   

whether the debt securities are convertible into or exchangeable for any other securities and the terms and conditions upon which a conversion or exchange may occur;

 

   

any additions, deletions or changes to events of default or covenants provided in the applicable indenture;

 

   

any other terms of the debt securities that vary from the terms in the applicable indenture;

 

   

whether the debt securities will be secured or unsecured and the terms and collateral of any secured debt securities;

 

   

any material U.S. federal income tax considerations; and

 

   

any other information we think is important with respect to the terms and other provisions of the securities.

Denominations, Registration and Transfer

We will issue debt securities as registered securities (without coupons) either in certificated form or in the form of one or more global securities. We will issue book-entry debt securities as registered global securities. Each global security will be issued in the denomination of the aggregate principal amount of the securities that it represents. Unless otherwise stated in the applicable prospectus, we will issue the debt securities in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.

A holder may exchange certificated debt securities for other debt securities of the same series in a like aggregate principal amount but in different authorized denominations. Whenever any such debt securities are surrendered for exchange, we will execute, and the trustee will authenticate and deliver, the debt securities that the holder making the exchange is entitled to receive.

A holder may present debt securities in certificated form for registration of transfer (with the form of transfer printed on the security duly executed) at the office of the security registrar that we designate for such purpose. Unless we state otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, the security registrar will be the trustee we appointed under the indenture for the applicable debt securities. There will be no service charge to register the transfer, but the holder is responsible for paying any taxes and other governmental charges. Any transfer or exchange is subject to the security registrar being satisfied with the documents of title and identity of the person making the request.

For a discussion of restrictions on the exchange, registration and transfer of global securities, see the section below entitled “— Global Securities”.

Payment and Paying Agents

Unless otherwise indicated in an applicable prospectus supplement, we will pay the principal of, and premium and interest, if any, on, debt securities to a paying agent, whom we will designate from time to time.

 

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However, at our option we may pay any interest (1) by check mailed to each holder at such holder’s address appearing in the security register or (2) by wire transfer to an account maintained by each holder. Unless otherwise stated in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will pay interest to each holder on the applicable payment date if the debt security is registered in such holder’s name at the close of business on the regular record date for that interest payment.

Unless otherwise indicated in an applicable prospectus supplement, the trustee under the applicable indenture will act as our sole paying agent through its principal office. We may at any time designate additional paying agents or rescind the designation of any paying agent or approve a change in the office through which any paying agent acts, except that we will be required to maintain a paying agent in each place of payment for each series. If, after two years, moneys that we paid to a paying agent remain unclaimed, the paying agent will remit the moneys to us, together with any interest, and each holder may look only to us for payment (or to the applicable state if we are required to escheat the moneys).

Global Securities

We will deposit any global securities with a depositary or its nominee identified in the applicable prospectus supplement. While the applicable prospectus supplement will describe the specific terms of the depositary arrangement, we expect the following general provisions to apply to our depositary arrangements:

Global securities will be registered in the name of the depositary or its nominee. Upon the issuance of a global security, the depositary or nominee will credit, on its book-entry registration and transfer system, the principal amounts of the debt securities represented by the global security to the accounts of institutions that have accounts with the depositary or nominee. If we are offering and selling the debt securities directly, we will designate the accounts to be credited; otherwise, our underwriter or agent will do so. Ownership of beneficial interests in a global security will be limited to participating institutions or their clients. The depositary or its nominee will keep records of the ownership and transfer of beneficial interests in a global security by participating institutions. Participating institutions will keep records of the ownership and transfer of beneficial interests by their clients. The laws of some jurisdictions may require that purchasers of securities receive them in certificated form. This may limit the ability to transfer beneficial interests in a global security.

So long as the depositary or its nominee is the registered owner of a global security, it will be considered the sole owner or holder of the debt securities represented by the global security for all purposes under the applicable indenture. Except as set forth below, owners of beneficial interests in the global securities will not be entitled to have debt securities represented by the global security registered in their names, will not receive or be entitled to receive debt securities in certificated form and will not be considered the owners or holders thereof under the applicable indenture. Accordingly, if a holder owns a beneficial interest in a global security, the holder must rely on the depositary and, if applicable, the participating institution of which that holder is a client to exercise the rights of that holder under the applicable indenture.

The depositary may grant proxies and otherwise authorize participating institutions to take any action that a holder is entitled to take under the indentures. We understand that, according to existing industry practices, if we request any action of holders, or any owner of a beneficial interest in a global security wishes to give any notice or take any action, the depositary would authorize the participating institutions to give the notice or take the action, and the participating institutions would in turn authorize their clients to give the notice or take the action.

Generally, we will make payments on debt securities represented by a global security directly to the depositary or its nominee. It is our understanding that the depositary will then credit the accounts of participating institutions, which will then distribute funds to their clients. We also expect that payments by participating institutions to their clients will be governed by standing instructions and customary practices, as is now the case with securities held for the accounts of clients registered in “street names,” and will be the responsibility of the participating institutions. Neither we nor the trustees, nor our respective agents, will have any responsibility, or bear any liability, for any aspects of the records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial interests in a global security, or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing records relating to beneficial interests.

 

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Generally, a global security may be exchanged for certificated debt securities only in the following instances:

 

   

the depositary notifies us that it is unwilling or unable to continue as depositary, or it ceases to be a registered clearing agency, if required to be registered by law, and thereafter a successor is not appointed within 90 days; or

 

   

we determine in our sole discretion that we will no longer have debt securities represented by global securities or that we will permit global securities to be exchanged for certificated debt securities.

Consolidation, Merger, Sale or Lease of Assets

Each indenture provides that we, without the consent of the holders of any of the outstanding debt securities, may consolidate with or merge into, or transfer or lease our assets substantially as an entirety to, any corporation organized under the laws of any domestic jurisdiction, provided that:

 

   

the successor corporation assumes our obligations under the indenture and the debt securities issued thereunder;

 

   

after giving effect to the transaction, no event of default and no event which, after notice or lapse of time, would become an event of default shall have occurred and be continuing; and

 

   

any other conditions that may be specified with respect to a particular series of debt securities are met.

Events of Default

Except as may be provided in a prospectus supplement, any of the following events will constitute an event of default for a series of debt securities under an indenture:

 

   

failure to pay principal of or any premium on any debt security of that series when due;

 

   

failure to pay any interest on any debt security of that series when due, continued for 30 days;

 

   

failure to deposit any sinking fund payment in respect of any debt security of that series when due;

 

   

failure to perform any other covenant of Unisys in the applicable indenture (other than a covenant included in the indenture solely for the benefit of a series of debt securities other than that series), continued for 60 days after written notice as provided in the indenture;

 

   

certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization; and

 

   

any other event of default provided with respect to debt securities of that series.

If there is an event of default with respect to a series of our debt securities, which continues for the requisite amount of time, either the trustee or holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of that series may declare the principal amount of all the debt securities of that series to be due and payable immediately. If we issued the securities with original issue discount, less than the stated principal amount may become payable. At any time after a declaration of acceleration with respect to debt securities of any series has been made, but before a judgment or decree based on acceleration has been obtained, the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of outstanding debt securities of that series may, under certain circumstances, rescind and annul the acceleration.

Each of the indentures provides that, subject to the trustee’s duty to act with the required standard of care during a default, the applicable trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the indenture at the request or direction of any of the holders, unless the holders have offered indemnity satisfactory to it to

 

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the applicable trustee. Subject to these provisions for the indemnification of the trustee, the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series will have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred on the trustee, with respect to the debt securities of that series.

We are required to furnish the trustees annually with a statement as to our compliance with our obligations under the indentures and as to any defaults.

Modification and Waiver

We and the trustees may enter into supplemental indentures without the consent of any holders of the debt securities for the purposes, among other things, of expanding our covenants for the benefit of the holders of any series of debt securities, adding additional events of default for the benefit of the holders of any series of debt securities, adding guarantees, adding security, establishing the form or terms of debt securities or curing ambiguities or inconsistencies.

We may make other modifications and amendments to the indentures with the consent of the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of each series affected by the modification or amendment. However, the consent of all of the holders of our debt securities that are affected by a modification or amendment is required:

 

   

to change the stated maturity of the principal of, or any installment of principal or interest on, any debt security;

 

   

to reduce the principal amount of, or any premium or interest on, any debt security;

 

   

to reduce the amount of principal of debt securities issued with original issue discount payable upon acceleration of the maturity thereof;

 

   

to change the currency of payment of principal of, or any premium or interest on, any debt security;

 

   

to impair the right to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to any debt security; or

 

   

to reduce the percentage in principal amount of outstanding debt securities of any series, the consent of whose holders is required for modification or amendment of the indenture.

The holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of each series may, on behalf of all holders of debt securities of that series, waive any past default under the applicable indenture with respect to debt securities of that series, except a default in the payment of the principal of, or premium or interest, if any, on, any of the debt securities of that series or in respect of a covenant or provision of the indenture that cannot, under the terms of the indenture, be modified or amended without the consent of the holders of each outstanding debt security affected thereby.

Defeasance

Except as specified with respect to debt securities of a particular series, we may discharge our obligations in respect of the debt securities of any series (including, in the case of the senior debt securities, our obligations to abide by certain covenants) by depositing with the trustee, in trust, money or government obligations which, through the payment of interest, principal and premium, if any, in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient, in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants, to pay all the interest, principal and premium, if any, on the debt securities of that series on the dates those payments are due in accordance with the terms of the series. We must also, among other things, deliver to the applicable trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that (1) the deposit and related defeasance would not cause the holders of the debt securities of the series to recognize income, gain or loss for U.S. income tax purposes and (2) the holders would be subject to federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same

 

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times as would have been the case if the deposit and related defeasance had not occurred. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may not be discharged from certain obligations to register the transfer or exchange of debt securities of a series, convert debt securities of a series, replace stolen, lost or mutilated debt securities of a series, maintain paying agencies or hold moneys for payment in trust.

Conversion Rights

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms on which holders of our debt securities of a series may convert the securities into our preferred stock or our common stock. Conversion may be mandatory, at the option of the holder, or at our option, as described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Subordination Provisions

Our subordinated debt securities will be subordinated in right of payment, to the extent provided in the subordinated indenture or as described in an applicable prospectus supplement, to the prior payment in full of our senior indebtedness. If we distribute our assets to creditors upon liquidation, dissolution, reorganization, insolvency, bankruptcy or under similar circumstances, holders of our senior debt will be entitled to be paid in full before any payments will be made on our subordinated debt securities. In addition, unless otherwise provided in an applicable prospectus supplement, we will not make any payment of principal, premium or interest with respect to subordinated debt securities or on account of their purchase, redemption or other acquisition if any default in the payment of principal, premium or interest on any senior indebtedness occurs and continues beyond any applicable grace period.

If the subordinated trustee or the holders of our subordinated debt securities receive a payment that should not have been paid because of the existence of any of the events described above, they will be required to turn over the funds to the holders of our senior debt. In addition, subject to the payment in full of all senior debt, holders of subordinated debt securities will be subrogated to the rights of the holders of that senior debt with respect to the right to receive payments or distributions of our cash, property or securities applicable to that senior debt until all amounts owing on the subordinated debt securities are paid in full.

By reason of this subordination, in the event of a distribution of assets upon insolvency, certain of our creditors may recover more, ratably, than holders of the subordinated debt securities.

The subordinated indenture does not place any limits on the amount of other indebtedness, including senior indebtedness, that we may issue.

“Senior indebtedness” with respect to any series of subordinated debt securities will have the meaning specified in the applicable prospectus supplement for that series. The prospectus supplement, or the information incorporated by reference therein, will also set forth the approximate amount of senior indebtedness outstanding as of a recent date.

Notices

Notices will be mailed to holders of debt securities at their addresses as they appear in the security register.

Governing Law

The indentures and the debt securities will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.

Concerning the Trustee

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and its affiliates have normal banking relationships with us and it participates as a lender in our revolving credit facility. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and its affiliates may from time to time in the future provide banking and other services to us in the ordinary course of their business.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

This section describes the general terms of our common stock, our preferred stock and certain provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law. For more detailed information, you should refer to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights and By-laws, copies of which have been filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and the relevant provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

General

Our authorized capital stock consists of:

 

   

100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share; and

 

   

40,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $1 per share, including 2,587,500 shares that have been designated as the 6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A and 1,500,000 shares that have been designated as junior participating preferred stock.

As of March 31, 2012, there were 43,821,603 shares of common stock and 2,587,500 shares of preferred stock, all of which were shares of our 6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A, outstanding.

Common Stock

Subject to the rights of any holders of shares of preferred stock and except as otherwise may be required by applicable law, holders of shares of common stock:

 

   

are entitled to receive dividends when and as declared by the board of directors from funds legally available for that purpose;

 

   

have the exclusive right to vote on all matters on which stockholders generally are entitled to vote, including the election of directors, and are entitled to one vote per share; and

 

   

are entitled, upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of Unisys, to a pro rata distribution of the assets and funds available for distribution to stockholders.

Holders of shares of common stock do not have preemptive rights to subscribe for additional shares of common stock or securities convertible into shares of common stock. Our common stock is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “UIS”. Computershare Shareowner Services LLC is the transfer agent for our common stock.

We have not declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock since 1990 and do not anticipate declaring or paying dividends on the common stock in the foreseeable future. Certain of our debt instruments and credit facilities may restrict our ability to pay dividends.

All outstanding shares of our common stock are fully paid and nonassessable. Any shares of common stock that we issue will be fully paid and nonassessable.

Preferred Stock

Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, authorizes our board of directors to provide for the issuance of shares of our preferred stock in multiple series without the approval of stockholders. With respect to each series of preferred stock we may offer, our board of directors has the authority, subject to applicable law, to fix the following terms:

 

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the designation of the series;

 

   

the number of shares within the series;

 

   

the ranking of that series;

 

   

whether dividends are cumulative and, if cumulative, the dates from which dividends are cumulative;

 

   

the dividend rate, any conditions upon which dividends are payable, and the dates of payment of dividends;

 

   

whether the shares are redeemable, the redemption price and the terms of redemption;

 

   

the amount payable for each share if Unisys is dissolved or liquidated;

 

   

whether the shares are convertible or exchangeable, the price or rate of conversion or exchange, and the applicable terms and conditions;

 

   

any restrictions on issuance of shares in the same series or any other series;

 

   

the voting rights for the shares of that series; and

 

   

any other rights, preferences or limitations of that series.

Holders of any shares of preferred stock will have no preemptive rights with respect to such shares unless specified in the applicable prospectus supplement. In addition, the rights of holders of any shares of preferred stock with respect to such shares will be subordinate to the rights of our general creditors. Each new series of preferred stock will rank equally with our 6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A and prior to our common stock regarding the distribution of dividends or disposition of other assets, unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement. If the preferred stock is convertible into our common stock, we will reserve the full number of shares of our common stock issuable upon conversion of the preferred stock out of the total of our authorized but unissued shares of common stock to permit the conversion of the preferred stock into shares of common stock. Any shares of preferred stock that we issue will be fully paid and nonassessable.

If we offer preferred stock, the applicable prospectus supplement will describe the specific terms of the shares of preferred stock offered through that prospectus supplement, as well as any general terms described in this section that will not apply to those shares of preferred stock. In the applicable prospectus supplement, we will also discuss any material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to the preferred stock. We will file a copy of the certificate of designations that contains the terms of each new series of preferred stock with the SEC each time we issue a new series of preferred stock. Each certificate of designations will establish the number of shares included in a designated series and fix the designation, powers, privileges, preferences and rights of the shares of each series as well as any applicable qualifications, limitations or restrictions. You should refer to the applicable certificate of designations as well as our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, before deciding to buy shares of our preferred stock as described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A

As of March 31, 2012, we had 2,587,500 shares of our 6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A (the “mandatory convertible preferred stock”) issued and outstanding. Each share of the mandatory convertible preferred stock will be, unless earlier converted, mandatorily converted on March 1, 2014 (the “mandatory conversion date”) into between 2.1899 shares (the “minimum conversion rate”) and 2.6717 shares (the “maximum conversion rate”) of our common stock, depending on the applicable market value (as defined in the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights for the mandatory convertible preferred stock) of our common stock. In addition, each share of mandatory convertible preferred stock is subject to conversion at the option of the holder of such share at any time prior to the mandatory conversion date in to shares of our common stock at the

 

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minimum conversion rate, or upon a fundamental change at the rate described in the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights for the mandatory convertible preferred stock. Conversion rates are subject to adjustment as described in the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights for the mandatory convertible preferred stock.

The mandatory convertible preferred stock will pay, when and if declared by our board of directors, cumulative dividends at a rate of 6.25% per annum on the initial liquidation preference of $100 per share (equivalent to $6.25 per year per share), payable quarterly in cash on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, or in the case of dividends payable on March 1, 2014 or any earlier conversion date, payable in cash, shares of our common stock or a combination thereof at our election, subject in all cases to a share cap equal to the product of the maximum conversion rate and 1.8.

Except as required by applicable law or our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, which includes the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights for the mandatory convertible preferred stock, the holders of shares of the mandatory convertible preferred stock have no voting rights. The mandatory convertible preferred stock is currently listed on the NYSE.

The mandatory convertible preferred stock is not redeemable.

Junior Participating Preferred Stock

Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, authorizes our board of directors to provide for the issuance of shares of our junior participating preferred stock. The shares of junior participating preferred stock will be nonredeemable. Each share of junior participating preferred stock will have a preferential quarterly dividend equal to the greater of (1) $15 per share or (2) 300 times the aggregate dividend declared per share of common stock. In the event of liquidation, the holders of the shares of junior participating preferred stock will receive a preferred liquidation payment of $100 per share, and will be entitled to receive an aggregate liquidation payment per share equal to 300 times the payment made per share of common stock. Each share of the junior participating preferred stock will have 300 votes, voting together with the shares of common stock. In the event of any merger, consolidation or other transaction in which shares of common stock are exchanged, each share of the junior participating preferred stock will be entitled to receive 300 times the amount received per share of common stock. The junior participating preferred stock has customary antidilution provisions to protect the dividend, liquidation and voting rights described above.

Anti-Takeover Provisions

  Delaware Law

Unisys is a Delaware corporation and subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law. Generally, Section 203 prohibits a publicly held Delaware corporation from engaging in a “business combination” with an “interested stockholder” for a period of three years after the time of the transaction in which the person became an interested stockholder. The provision does not apply if:

 

   

prior to such time, either the business combination or such transaction is approved by the board of directors of the corporation;

 

   

upon consummation of the transaction that results in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owns at least 85% of the outstanding voting stock; or

 

   

on or after such time, the business combination is approved by the board and by the affirmative vote of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.

A “business combination” includes mergers, asset sales and other transactions resulting in a financial benefit to the interested stockholder. An “interested stockholder” is a person who, together with affiliates and associates, owns (or within three years, did own) 15% or more of the corporation’s outstanding voting stock. The statute could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in our control or reducing the price that some investors might be willing to pay in the future for our common stock.

 

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Corporate Documents

Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and By-laws also contain anti-takeover provisions that may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a future takeover or change in control unless the board approves it. These provisions may also make it more difficult to remove the current board of directors.

 

   

Removal of Directors; Vacancies — Directors may be removed from office with or without cause by the affirmative vote of at least 80% of the outstanding voting stock. Vacancies in the board of directors and newly created directorships are filled for the unexpired term only by the vote of a majority of the remaining directors in office.

 

   

Special Meetings of Stockholders — Under the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and By-laws, stockholders may not call a special meeting of stockholders. Only the board of directors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the entire board, may call a special meeting of stockholders.

 

   

Action by Written Consent — The Delaware General Corporation Law provides that, unless specifically prohibited by the certificate of incorporation, any action required or permitted to be taken by stockholders of a corporation may be taken without a meeting if a written consent setting forth the action to be taken is signed by the holders of outstanding shares of capital stock having the requisite number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or take the action at a meeting of stockholders. Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, requires that stockholder action be taken at a meeting of stockholders and prohibits stockholder action by written consent.

 

   

Business Combinations — The Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, provides that mergers, consolidations, sales or other transfers of assets of, issuances or reclassifications of securities of, or adoptions of plans of liquidation by Unisys (individually, a “corporate transaction”) must be approved by 80% or more of the voting stock when the action involves a person (a “20% stockholder”) who beneficially owns more than 20% of the then outstanding shares of voting stock, unless minimum price, form of consideration and procedural requirements (the “fair price provisions”) are satisfied or unless a majority of the directors not affiliated with the 20% stockholder approve the corporate transaction.

The affirmative vote of 80% or more of the then outstanding shares of voting stock is required to amend, alter or repeal the provisions of the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and By-laws discussed above.

The purpose of the provisions of the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and By-laws relating to (1) the removal of directors and the filling of vacancies; (2) the prohibition of stockholder action by written consent and (3) supermajority voting requirements for the repeal of these provisions is to discourage many types of transactions that involve an actual or threatened change of control of Unisys. They are designed to make it more difficult and time-consuming to change majority control of the board of directors and thus to reduce the vulnerability of Unisys to an unsolicited takeover proposal that does not contemplate the acquisition of at least 80% of the voting stock or to an unsolicited proposal for the restructuring or sale of all or part of the company.

These charter and by-law provisions may make more difficult or discourage a proxy contest, or the assumption of control, by a holder of a substantial block of shares of common stock, or the removal of the incumbent board of directors, and could thus increase the likelihood that incumbent directors will retain their positions. In addition, since the fair price provisions discussed above provide that corporate transactions involving Unisys and a 20% stockholder may not be consummated without the approval of a majority of unaffiliated directors (unless the transaction meets specified criteria or is approved by supermajority vote), these provisions could give incumbent management the power to prevent certain takeovers. The fair price provisions may also discourage attempts to effect a “two-step” acquisition in which a third party purchases a controlling interest in cash and acquires the balance of the voting stock for less desirable consideration. Under the provisions governing the removal of directors, the third party would not immediately obtain the ability to control the board of directors through its first-step acquisition and, under the fair price provisions, having made the first-step acquisition, the third party could not acquire the balance of the voting stock for a lower price without a supermajority vote or the approval of a majority of the unaffiliated directors.

 

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These provisions of the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and By-laws help ensure that the board of directors, if confronted with an unsolicited proposal from a third party that has acquired a block of shares of common stock, will have sufficient time to review the proposal and to consider appropriate alternatives for Unisys stockholders.

These provisions are also intended to encourage persons seeking to acquire control of Unisys to initiate such an acquisition through arm’s-length negotiations with the board of directors, who would then be in a position to negotiate a transaction that would treat all stockholders in substantially the same manner. The provisions may have the effect of discouraging a third party from making an unsolicited tender offer or otherwise attempting to obtain control of Unisys, even though such an attempt might be beneficial to the company and its stockholders. In addition, since the provisions are designed to discourage accumulations of large blocks of shares of common stock by purchasers whose objective is to have those shares repurchased by the company at a premium, the provisions could tend to reduce the temporary fluctuations in the market price of common stock caused by these accumulations. Accordingly, Unisys stockholders could be deprived of the opportunity to sell their shares at a potentially higher market price.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

We may issue warrants for the purchase of our debt securities, preferred stock or common stock. We may issue warrants independently or together with other securities. Each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as warrant agent. The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants and will not have any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. We will file a copy of the warrant agreement with the SEC in connection with any offering of warrants.

We will describe the terms of any warrants we issue in a prospectus supplement. Those terms will include the following:

 

   

the title of the warrants;

 

   

the offering price for the warrants, if any;

 

   

the aggregate number of the warrants;

 

   

the amount of securities that may be purchased upon exercise of a warrant and the exercise price;

 

   

the currency or currency units in which the offering price, if any, and the exercise price are payable;

 

   

a description of the securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants;

 

   

if applicable, a description of the securities with which the warrants are issued and the number of warrants issued with each such security;

 

   

the dates on which the right to exercise the warrants will commence and expire;

 

   

if applicable, the minimum or maximum amount of warrants that may be exercised at any one time;

 

   

if applicable, the date on and after which the warrants and the related securities will be separately transferable;

 

   

information relating to book-entry procedures, if any;

 

   

anti-dilution provisions, if any;

 

   

redemption or call provisions, if any; and

 

   

any other information we think is important.

In the applicable prospectus supplement, we will also discuss any material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to the warrants.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF STOCK PURCHASE CONTRACTS

We may issue stock purchase contracts obligating holders to purchase from us and obligating us to sell to the holders, a specified number of shares of Unisys common stock or other securities at a future date or dates. The price per share and number of shares of the securities may be fixed at the time the stock purchase contracts are issued or may be determined by reference to a specific formula set forth in the stock purchase contracts. The stock purchase contracts may require holders to secure their obligations in a specified manner.

The applicable prospectus supplement and any documents incorporated by reference will describe the terms of any stock purchase contracts. The description in the prospectus supplement will not necessarily be complete, and reference may be made to the stock purchase contracts, and, if applicable, collateral arrangements and depositary arrangements relating to the stock purchase contracts. In the applicable prospectus supplement, we will also discuss any material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to the stock purchase contracts.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We may sell the securities offered in the prospectus in any of, or any combination of, the following ways:

 

   

through underwriters or dealers;

 

   

directly to purchasers; or

 

   

through agents.

We or any of our agents may directly solicit offers to purchase these securities. The applicable prospectus supplement will name any agent, who may be deemed to be an underwriter as that term is defined in the Securities Act, involved in the offer or sale of the securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered, and will set forth any commissions payable by us to that agent. Unless otherwise indicated in the prospectus supplement, any such agency will be acting in a best efforts basis for the period of its appointment (ordinarily five business days or less). Agents, dealers and underwriters may be customers of, engage in transactions with, or perform services for us in the ordinary course of business. If we utilize an underwriter or underwriters in the sale, we will execute an underwriting agreement with such underwriters at the time of sale to them and will set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement the names of the underwriters and the terms of the transaction, including any underwriting discounts and other items constituting underwriters’ compensation. Unless otherwise set forth in the prospectus supplement, the obligation of the underwriters to purchase these securities will be subject to conditions. The underwriters will be obligated to purchase all of these securities if any are purchased. The underwriters will use the prospectus supplement to make releases of the securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered to the public.

Underwriters

The securities subject to the underwriting agreement will be acquired by the underwriters for their own account and may be resold by them from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions, at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. Underwriters may be deemed to have received compensation from us in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions and may also receive commissions from the purchasers of these securities for whom they may act as agent. Underwriters may sell these securities to or through dealers. These dealers may receive compensation in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from the underwriters and/or commissions from the purchasers for whom they may act as agent. Any initial public offering price and any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers may be changed from time to time.

If we utilize a dealer in the sale of the securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered, we will sell the securities to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell the securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by the dealer at the time of resale. The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the name of the dealer and the terms of the transaction.

Agents, underwriters, and dealers may be entitled under the relevant agreements to indemnification by us against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, and to the contribution for payments the underwriters and dealers may be required to make.

The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the place and time of delivery for the securities in respect of which this prospectus is delivered.

LEGAL MATTERS

Except as otherwise set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement, certain legal matters in connection with the securities will be passed upon for Unisys by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, New York. If legal matters in connection with offerings made pursuant to this prospectus are passed upon by counsel to underwriters, dealers or agents, such counsel will be named in the prospectus supplement related to such offering.

 

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EXPERTS

The consolidated balance sheets of Unisys Corporation as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 and the related consolidated statements of income, equity (deficit) and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2011, the related financial statement schedule and management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011 have been incorporated by reference herein and in the registration statement in reliance upon the report of KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, incorporated by reference herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

The expenses relating to the registration of securities will be borne by the registrant. The following expenses, with the exception of the Securities and Exchange Commission Registration Fee, are estimates:

 

Securities and Exchange Commission Registration Fee

       $       (1)      

Trustees’ and Transfer Agents’ Fees

       $       (2)      

Printing and Engraving Expenses

       $       (2)      

Rating Agency Fees

       $       (2)      

Accounting Fees and Expenses

       $       (2)      

Blue Sky Fees and Expenses

       $       (2)      

Legal Fees and Expenses

       $       (2)      

Miscellaneous Expenses

       $       (2)      
  

 

 

 

Total

       $       (2)       

 

(1) Pursuant to Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act, the registrant is deferring payment of the registration fee relating to the securities that are registered and available for sale under this registration statement, except for $42,613 of filing fees previously paid with respect to $841,250,000 aggregate initial offering price of securities that had previously been registered under the registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-155735) but not sold and are being carried forward to this registration statement.

(2) These fees are calculated based on the amount of securities offered and/or the number of offerings and accordingly are not presently known and cannot be estimated at this time.

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) provides, among other things:

 

   

for permissive indemnification for expenses, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by designated persons, including directors and officers of a corporation, in the event such persons are parties to litigation other than stockholder derivative actions if certain conditions are met;

 

   

for permissive indemnification for expenses actually and reasonably incurred by designated persons, including directors and officers of a corporation, in the event such persons are parties to stockholder derivative actions if certain conditions are met;

 

   

for mandatory indemnification for expenses actually and reasonably incurred by designated persons, including directors and officers of a corporation, in the event such persons are successful on the merits or otherwise in litigation covered by the two preceding bullet points; and

 

   

that the indemnification provided for by Section 145 shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights which may be provided under any by-law, agreement, stockholder or disinterested director vote, or otherwise.

The Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, of Unisys Corporation (the “Company”) provides that a director of the Company shall not be personally liable to the Company or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director except for liability (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Company or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) for paying a dividend or approving a stock repurchase in violation of Section 174 of the DGCL or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.

 

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The Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, also provides that each person who was or is made a party to, or is involved in, any action, suit or proceeding by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or officer of the Company (or was serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent for another entity) shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company, to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL, as in effect (or, to the extent indemnification is broadened, as it may be amended) against all expense, liability or loss reasonably incurred by such person in connection therewith. The Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, further provides that such rights to indemnification are contract rights and shall include the right to be paid by the Company the expenses incurred in defending the proceedings specified above, in advance of their final disposition, provided that, if the DGCL so requires, such payment shall only be made upon delivery to the Company by the indemnified party of an undertaking to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that the person receiving such payment is not entitled to be indemnified. Persons so indemnified may bring suit against the Company to recover unpaid amounts, and if the suit is successful, the Company shall reimburse the indemnified party for the expense of bringing the suit. The Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, provides that the right to indemnification and to the advance payment of expenses shall not be exclusive of any other right which any person may have or acquire under any statute, provision of the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, or By-Laws, or otherwise. By resolution effective September 16, 1986, the Board of Directors extended the right to indemnification provided directors and officers by the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to employees of the Company. The Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, also provides that the Company may maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and any of its directors, officers, employees or agents against any expense, liability or loss, whether or not the Company would have the power to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the DGCL.

On April 28, 1988, at the Company’s 1988 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the stockholders authorized the Company to enter into indemnification agreements with its directors, and such indemnification agreements have been executed with each of the directors of the Company. The indemnification agreements provide that the Company shall, except in certain situations specified below, indemnify a director against any expense, liability or loss (including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes or penalties and amounts paid in settlement) incurred by the director in connection with any actual or threatened action, suit or proceeding (including derivative suits) in which the director may be involved as a party or otherwise, by reason of the fact that the director is or was serving in one or more capacities as a director or officer of the Company or, at the request of the Company, as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other entity or enterprise.

The indemnification agreements require indemnification except to the extent (i) payment for any liability is made under an insurance policy provided by the Company, (ii) indemnification is provided by the Company under the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, or By-Laws, the DGCL or otherwise than pursuant to the indemnification agreement, (iii) the liability is based upon or attributable to the director gaining any personal pecuniary profit to which such director is not legally entitled or is determined to result from the director’s knowingly fraudulent, dishonest or willful misconduct, (iv) the liability arises out of the violation of certain provisions of the Exchange Act, or (v) indemnification has been determined not to be permitted by applicable law.

The indemnification agreements further provide that, in the event of a Potential Change in Control (as defined therein), the Company shall cause to be maintained any then existing policies of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance for a period of six years from the date of a Change in Control (as defined therein) with coverage at least comparable to and in the same amounts as that provided by such policies in effect immediately prior to such Potential Change in Control. In the event of a Potential Change in Control, the indemnification agreements also provide for the establishment by the Company of a trust, for the benefit of each director, upon the written request by the director. The trust shall be funded by the Company in amounts sufficient to satisfy any and all liabilities reasonably anticipated at the time of such request, as agreed upon by the director and the Company.

The indemnification agreements also provide that no legal actions may be brought by or on behalf of the Company, or any affiliate of the Company, against a director after the expiration of two years from the date of accrual of such cause of action, and that any claim or cause of action of the Company or its affiliate shall be extinguished and deemed released unless asserted by the timely filing of a legal action within such two year period.

 

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The directors and officers of the Company are insured against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under federal securities laws, which might be incurred by them in such capacity.

Item 16. Exhibits.

See the attached Exhibit Index, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 17. Undertakings.

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

  (i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”);

 

  (ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement.

 

  (iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that undertakings set forth in paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

 

  (2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

  (4) That, for purposes of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser,

 

  (i) Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

  (ii)

Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration

 

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  statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

  (5) That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

  (i) Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

 

  (ii) Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

  (iii) The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

  (iv) Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SEC under Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the provisions described in Item 15 hereof, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Township of Whitpain, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on June 4, 2012.

 

UNISYS CORPORATION

By:

  /s/ J. Edward Coleman
 

J. Edward Coleman

Chairman of the Board and

Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Each person whose individual signature appears below hereby authorizes J. Edward Coleman, Janet Brutschea Haugen, Nancy Straus Sundheim and Scott A. Battersby, and each of them, with full power of substitution and full power to act without the other, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent in his or her name, place and stead, to execute in the name and on behalf of such person, individually and in each capacity stated below, any and all amendments (including pre- and post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and all documents relating thereto, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and generally to do all such things in his or her name and on his or her behalf in his or her respective capacities as officers or directors of Unisys Corporation to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on June 4, 2012.

 

Signature

  

Title

/s/ J. Edward Coleman

   Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive

J. Edward Coleman

   Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and Director

/s/ Janet Brutschea Haugen

   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Janet Brutschea Haugen

   (Principal Financial Officer)

/s/ Scott Hurley

   Vice President and Corporate Controller (Principal

Scott Hurley

   Accounting Officer)

 

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/s/ Henry C. Duques

   Lead Director

Henry C. Duques

  

/s/ Alison Davis

   Director

Alison Davis

  

/s/ Nathaniel A. Davis

   Director

Nathaniel A. Davis

  

/s/ James J. Duderstadt

   Director

James J. Duderstadt

  

/s/ Matthew J. Espe

   Director

Matthew J. Espe

  

/s/ Denise K. Fletcher

   Director

Denise K. Fletcher

  

/s/ Leslie F. Kenne

   Director

Leslie F. Kenne

  

/s/ Lee D. Roberts

   Director

Lee D. Roberts

  

/s/ Paul E. Weaver

   Director

Paul E. Weaver

  

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Document Description

1.1   Form of Underwriting Agreement Basic Provisions (with forms of Terms Agreement for Debt Securities, Common Stock and Preferred Stock attached).*
1.2   Form of Underwriting Agreement (Warrants).**
1.3   Form of Underwriting Agreement (Stock Purchase Contracts).**
4.1   Senior Indenture dated as of June 1, 2012 by and between Unisys Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.*
4.2   Form of Senior Debt Security.**
4.3   Subordinated Indenture dated as of June 1, 2012 by and between Unisys Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.*
4.4   Form of Subordinated Debt Security.**
4.5   Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Unisys Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Unisys Corporation’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 30, 2010).
4.6   Certificate of Designations of the 6.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A of Unisys Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 1, 2011).
4.7   Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Unisys Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 28, 2011).
4.8   By-Laws of Unisys Corporation, as amended through April 26, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 30, 2010).
4.9   Specimen Stock Certificate representing the Company’s common stock, par value $.01 per share.*
4.10   Form of Certificate of Designations with respect to preferred stock of Unisys Corporation.**
4.11   Form of Warrant Agreement.**
4.12   Form of Stock Purchase Contract.**
4.13   Form of Pledge Agreement with respect to Stock Purchase Contracts.**
5.1   Opinion of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, as to the validity of the debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, warrants and stock purchase contracts.*
12.1   Statement of Computation of Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges and Earnings to Combined Fixed Charges and Preferred Stock Dividends (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 12 to Unisys Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012).


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23.1    Consent of KPMG LLP.*
23.2    Consent of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
24    Power of Attorney (included on pages II-5 and II-6 of this Registration Statement).
25.1    Statement of Eligibility on Form T-1 of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee under Senior Indenture.*
25.2    Statement of Eligibility on Form T-1 of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee under Subordinated Indenture.*

 

* Filed herewith.

**   To be filed either by amendment or as an exhibit to a report filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and incorporated herein by reference.

Form of Underwriting Agreement Basic Provisions

EXHIBIT 1.1

UNISYS CORPORATION

Securities

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT BASIC PROVISIONS

June 2012

1. Introductory. Unisys Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), proposes to issue and sell from time to time senior debt securities, subordinated debt securities, convertible debt securities (collectively, “Debt Securities”), preferred stock and common stock registered under the registration statement referred to in Section 2(a) (“Registered Securities”). If specified in a Terms Agreement referred to in Section 3, the Company proposes to grant to the underwriters an option to purchase up to that amount of Registered Securities specified in such Terms Agreement (herein called the “Option Securities”). The Debt Securities will be issued under one or more indentures (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Indenture(s)”), as more particularly described in a Terms Agreement, between the Company and the trustees named therein (the “Trustee(s)”), in one or more series, which series may vary as to interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, selling prices and other terms, with all such terms for any particular series of the Debt Securities being determined at the time of sale. The preferred stock will be issued in one or more series, which series may vary as to voting rights, dividends, optional and mandatory redemption provisions, liquidation preference and conversion provisions and other terms, with all such terms for any particular series or issue of the preferred stock being determined at the time of issue. The Registered Securities will be sold pursuant to a Terms Agreement, for resale in accordance with terms of offering determined at the time of sale.

The particular Registered Securities (including the Option Securities, if any) involved in any such offering are hereinafter referred to as the “Securities.” The firm or firms which agree to purchase the Securities are hereinafter referred to as the “Underwriters” of such Securities, and the representative or representatives of the Underwriters, if any, specified in a Terms Agreement are hereinafter referred to as the “Representatives;” provided, however, that if the Terms Agreement does not specify any representative of the Underwriters, the term “Representatives,” as used in this Agreement (other than in Section 5(c) (in which case such term shall mean a majority in interest of the Underwriters)) shall mean the Underwriters.

2. Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, each Underwriter that:

(a) An “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) on Form S-3 (the “Initial Registration Statement”), including a form of base prospectus, for the registration of the Registered Securities under the Act, and the offering thereof from time to time in accordance with Rule 415 of the rules and regulations promulgated under the Act (the “Rules and Regulations”), has been prepared by the Company, filed not earlier than three years prior to the date hereof, and became effective upon filing with, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”). The Initial Registration Statement, as amended and supplemented, including all information, if any, deemed to be a part thereof at the time of effectiveness pursuant to Rule 430A, 430B or 430C of


the Rules and Regulations, is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement.” No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued and no proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Act against the Company or related to the offering and sale of the Securities has been initiated or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened by the Commission. The Company will file the Prospectus (as defined below) with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Rules and Regulations. The base prospectus contained in the Initial Registration Statement, at the time such registration statement became effective, as supplemented by the final prospectus supplement relating to the offering of Securities, in the form in which it is to be filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Rules and Regulations, is hereinafter referred to as the “Prospectus,” except that if any revised prospectus or prospectus supplement shall be provided to the Underwriters by the Company for use in connection with the offering of Securities which differs from the Prospectus (whether or not such revised prospectus or prospectus supplement is required to be filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Rules and Regulations), the term “Prospectus” shall refer to such revised prospectus or prospectus supplement, as the case may be, from and after the time it is first provided to the Underwriters for such use. Any preliminary prospectus supplement (and the related base prospectus) relating to the offering of the Securities filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424 of the Rules and Regulations is hereafter referred to as the “Preliminary Prospectus.” Any “issuer free writing prospectus” (as defined in Rule 433 under the Act ) relating to the Securities is hereafter referred to as an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus;” and the Pricing Prospectus (as defined below), as supplemented by the Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses, if any, attached and listed in Schedule B(I) to the Terms Agreement, taken together, are hereafter referred to collectively as the “Pricing Disclosure Package.” Any reference herein to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Prospectus or the Pricing Disclosure Package shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3, which were filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), on or before the effective date of such Registration Statement, the date of such Preliminary Prospectus or Prospectus or the Applicable Time, as applicable; and any reference herein to the terms “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, the Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Pricing Disclosure Package shall be deemed to refer to and include (i) the filing of any document under the Exchange Act after the effective date of such Registration Statement, the date of such Preliminary Prospectus or Prospectus or after the Applicable Time, as the case may be, that is incorporated therein by reference and (ii) any such document so filed. As used herein, the “Applicable Time” with respect to any offering of Securities means the date and time specified as the Applicable Time in the related Terms Agreement and “Pricing Prospectus” means the most recent Preliminary Prospectus, as amended or supplemented immediately prior to the Applicable Time.

(b) Each Preliminary Prospectus, at the time of filing thereof, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Act and the Rules and Regulations, and did not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; the Pricing Disclosure Package, as of the Applicable Time, did not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus listed on Schedule B(II) to the Terms

 

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Agreement does not conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus, and each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, when taken together with the Pricing Disclosure Package as of the Applicable Time, did not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that in each case the foregoing representation and warranty does not apply to statements in or omissions from any of such documents based upon written information furnished to the Company by or on behalf of any Underwriter through the Representatives, if any, specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information, if any, described as such in the Terms Agreement.

(c) The Registration Statement conforms, and the Prospectus and any further amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus will conform, in all material respects, to the requirements of the Act, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (“Trust Indenture Act”), if applicable, and the Rules and Regulations; and the Registration Statement does not and will not, as of the applicable effective date as to each part of the Registration Statement and as of the Closing Date (as defined in Section 3 of this Agreement), contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; and the Prospectus will not, as of its date, the date of any amendment or supplement thereto and as of the Closing Date, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that in each case the foregoing representation and warranty does not apply to (i) statements in or omissions from any of such documents based upon written information furnished to the Company by or on behalf of any Underwriter through the Representatives, if any, specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information, if any, described as such in the Terms Agreement, or (ii) that part of the Registration Statement that constitutes the Statement of Eligibility (Form T-1) of the Trustee under the Trust Indenture Act.

(d) The documents incorporated by reference in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus, when they were filed with the Commission, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, and none of such documents contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; any further documents so filed and incorporated by reference in the Prospectus or any further amendment or supplement thereto, when such documents become effective or are filed with the Commission, as the case may be, will conform in all material respects to the requirements of the Act or the Exchange Act, as applicable, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

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(e) The Company has complied in all material respects with the requirements of Rule 433 under the Act with respect to each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus including, without limitation, all prospectus delivery, filing, record retention and legending requirements applicable to any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus. The Company has not (i) distributed any “written communication” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Act) in connection with the Offering or (ii) filed, referred to, approved, used or authorized the use of any “free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 405 under the Act with respect to the offering of Securities, except in each case for the Pricing Prospectus, the Prospectus, and any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus set forth on Schedule B to the related Terms Agreement, any document not constituting a prospectus pursuant to Section 2(a)(10)(a) of the Act or Rule 134 under the Act or any other “written communication” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Act) approved in writing in advance by the Representative.

(f) The Company was a “well-known seasoned issuer” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Act) and was not an “ineligible issuer” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Act), in each case, as of the applicable date specified under the Act with respect to the offering of the Securities.

(g) Subsequent to the respective dates as of which information is given in the Pricing Prospectus, except as disclosed in the Pricing Disclosure Package, (i) there has not been any material change in the capital stock or long-term debt of the Company or its subsidiaries, (ii) the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole have not sustained any material loss or material interference with their business or properties from fire, explosion, flood, hurricane, accident or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute or any legal or governmental proceeding, and (iii) there has not been any material adverse change, or any development that would reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse change, whether or not arising from transactions in the ordinary course of business, in or affecting the business, financial condition, results of operations or stockholder’s equity of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole. Since the date of the latest balance sheet included in the Registration Statement and the Pricing Prospectus, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has incurred or undertaken any liabilities or obligations, whether direct or indirect, liquidated or contingent, matured or unmatured, or entered into any transactions, including any acquisition or disposition of any business or asset, which are material to the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, except for liabilities, obligations and transactions which are disclosed in the Pricing Disclosure Package.

(h) The Company has the authorized capitalization set forth in the Pricing Disclosure Package. If the Securities specified in the Terms Agreement are preferred stock or common stock, all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company are fully paid and non-assessable and have been duly and validly authorized and issued. If the Securities specified in the Terms Agreement are preferred stock or common stock, all of the issued shares of capital stock of or other ownership interests in each subsidiary have been duly and validly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable. All of the issued shares of capital stock or other ownership interests (in the case of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries) or all of such capital stock or other ownership interests that the Company owns (in the case of less than wholly-owned subsidiaries) are owned directly or indirectly by the Company, in each case free and clear of any lien, charge, mortgage, pledge, security interest, claim, equity, trust or other encumbrance, preferential arrangement, defect or restriction of any kind whatsoever, other than (i) pursuant to the Company’s Credit Agreement, dated as of June 23, 2011 (the “Credit Agreement”), by and among the Company, the other persons party thereto that are

 

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designated as Credit Parties, General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent for the lenders, and the lenders party thereto, as amended, restated, modified, renewed, refunded, replaced or refinanced as of the date of the applicable Terms Agreement, (ii) the security interests granted to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as agent for the holders of the Company’s 12 3/4% Senior Secured Notes due 2014, (iii) as disclosed in the Pricing Disclosure Package or (iv) as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect (as defined below).

(i) The Company and each of its subsidiaries has been duly formed and validly exists as a corporation, company, partnership, limited liability company or other entity in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, except as disclosed in the Pricing Disclosure Package and, in the case of the Company’s subsidiaries, as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and each of its subsidiaries are duly qualified or registered to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation, partnership or limited liability company or other entity in each jurisdiction in which the character or location of its properties (owned, leased or licensed) or the nature or conduct of its business makes such qualification necessary, except for those failures to be so qualified or registered or in good standing which (individually or in the aggregate) would not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on (i) the business, financial condition, results of operations or stockholder’s equity of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole or (ii) the ability of the Company to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the related Terms Agreement (any such effect described in (i) or (ii), a “Material Adverse Effect”).

(j) The Company has full corporate right, power and authority to execute and deliver the Terms Agreement (including the terms of this Agreement that are incorporated by reference therein), to perform its obligations thereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated thereby.

(k) The Terms Agreement (including the terms of this Agreement that are incorporated by reference therein) has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

(l) The Indenture, if any, referred to in the Terms Agreement meets the requirements for qualification under the Trust Indenture Act, has been duly authorized and, when executed by the proper officers of the Company and delivered (assuming due execution and delivery thereof by the Trustee), will constitute the valid and legally binding instrument of the Company, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and subject to general principles of equity, good faith and fair dealing regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding of law or equity. The Debt Securities, if any, referred to in the Terms Agreement have been duly and validly authorized and will be, when validly executed, authenticated and delivered in accordance with the terms of the Indenture, valid and legally binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits of the Indenture, enforceable against it in accordance with their terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and subject to general principles of equity, good faith and fair dealing regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding of law or equity. The Debt Securities, if any, referred to in the Terms Agreement conform to the description thereof in the Pricing Disclosure Package.

 

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(m) Any common stock or preferred stock referred to in the Terms Agreement has been duly and validly authorized and, when issued and delivered and paid for as provided herein, will be fully paid and non-assessable. If any Securities to be issued are convertible, the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion have been duly and validly authorized, have been duly reserved for issuance upon conversion of the Securities, and when issued and delivered upon the conversion of the Securities, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. Any shares of common stock or preferred stock referred to in the Terms Agreement conform to the descriptions thereof in the Pricing Disclosure Package.

(n) No further approval or authority of the stockholders or the Board of Directors of the Company will be required for the issuance and sale of the Securities as contemplated herein or the issuance of the shares of common stock upon conversion of the Securities, if applicable. The execution, delivery and performance of the Terms Agreement, the Indenture(s), if any, and, as applicable, the Securities, and compliance by the Company with all of the provisions thereof, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, will not (i) require any consent, approval, authorization or other order of any court, regulatory body, administrative agency or other governmental body (except as such may be required under the securities or Blue Sky laws of the various states or jurisdictions outside the United States), (ii) be in contravention of any law, rule or regulation applicable to it or of any order applicable to it of any court or of any governmental body or instrumentality having jurisdiction over it or its properties, (iii) violate any of the provisions of the certificate of incorporation or bylaws of the Company or (iv) conflict with or constitute a breach of any of the terms or provisions of, or a default under, any agreement to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound, except in the case of each of clauses (i), (ii) and (iv), for consents, approvals, authorizations, other orders, contraventions, violations, conflicts, breaches or defaults which would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(o) The financial statements, including the notes thereto, and any supporting schedules included in the Pricing Prospectus present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position as of the dates indicated and the cash flows and results of operations for the periods specified of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries; except as may be otherwise stated in the Pricing Prospectus, said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved; and any supporting schedules included in the Pricing Prospectus present fairly, in all material respects, the information required to be stated therein. Other than as included in the Pricing Prospectus, no other financial statements or supporting schedules are required to be included in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus by the Act or the Rules and Regulations. The other financial information included in the Pricing Prospectus presents fairly in all material respects the information presented therein and has been derived from the books and records of the respective entities presented therein.

(p) The Company is not and, after giving effect to application of the net proceeds of the Offering as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, will not be, required to register as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and is not and will not be an entity “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of such act.

 

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(q) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, employee or affiliate of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department (“OFAC”); and the Company will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, for the purpose of financing the activities of any person currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC or for the purpose of financing any activity that is prohibited as to U.S. persons under U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC.

(r) To the Company’s knowledge, the activities of each of the Company, its subsidiaries, and each of its and their respective officers, directors or employees, in their capacities as such, have not violated, and the Company’s participation in the offering will not violate, (i) the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (the “FCPA”), (ii) anti-bribery laws, including any law, rule, or regulation promulgated to implement the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, signed December 17, 1997 (excluding the FCPA) and (iii) anti-money laundering laws, including applicable federal, state, international, foreign or other laws or regulations regarding anti-money laundering, including Title 18 U.S. Code section 1956 and 1957, the Patriot Act and the Bank Secrecy Act, except in the case of each of clauses (ii) and (iii), for any violation which, singularly or in the aggregate with all other such violations, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(s) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, there is no legal or governmental proceeding, including routine litigation, pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened, to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any property of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is the subject which, singularly or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(t) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, there has been no storage, generation, transportation, handling, treatment, disposal, discharge, emission, or other release of any kind of toxic or other wastes or other hazardous substances by, due to or caused by the Company (or, to the Company’s knowledge, any other entity for whose acts or omissions the Company is liable) upon any other property now or previously owned or leased by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or upon any other property, in violation of any statute or any ordinance, rule (including rule of common law), regulation, order, judgment, decree or permit or which would, under any statute or any ordinance, rule (including rule of common law), regulation, order, judgment, decree or permit, give rise to any liability, except for any violation or liability which would not reasonably be expected to have, singularly or in the aggregate with all such violations and liabilities, a Material Adverse Effect; except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, there has been no disposal, discharge, emission or other release of any kind onto such property or into the environment surrounding such property of any toxic or other wastes or other hazardous substances with respect to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries has knowledge, except for any such disposal, discharge, emission or other release of any kind, which

 

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would not reasonably be expected to have, singularly or in the aggregate with all such discharges and other releases, a Material Adverse Effect. The Company has not agreed to assume, undertake or provide indemnification for any liability of any other person under any environmental law, including any obligation for cleanup or remedial action, except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or as disclosed in the Pricing Disclosure Package.

(u) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Company and its subsidiaries own or possess adequate rights to use all patents, patent applications, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trademark registrations, service mark registrations, copyrights, licenses, formulae, customer lists, and know-how and other intellectual property (including trade secrets and other unpatented and/or unpatentable proprietary or confidential information, systems or procedures) (the “Intellectual Property”) necessary for the conduct of their respective businesses as being conducted and as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, other than any Intellectual Property the absence of which would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and have no reason to believe that the conduct of their respective businesses will conflict with, and have not received any notice of any claim of conflict with, any such right of others, which claim would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package or as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) to the Company’s knowledge, there is no infringement by third parties of any such Intellectual Property; (ii) there is no pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the Company’s or its subsidiaries’ rights in or to any such Intellectual Property, and the Company is unaware of any facts which would form the basis for any such claim; (iii) there is no pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others that the Company or its subsidiaries infringe or otherwise violate any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary rights of others.

(v) The Company and its subsidiaries have all necessary consents, authorizations, approvals, clearances, orders, certificates and permits of and from, and have made all required declarations and filings with, all federal, state, local and other governmental authorities, all self-regulatory organizations and all courts and other tribunals to own, lease, license and use their respective properties and assets, as applicable, and to conduct their respective businesses in the manner described in the Pricing Disclosure Package; except such consents, authorizations, approvals, clearances, orders, certificates, permits, declarations and filings the failure of which to have would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(w) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Company and its subsidiaries maintain a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that: (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorizations, (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and to maintain accountability for assets, (iii) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization, (iv) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences and (v) interactive data in Extensible Business Reporting Language included or

 

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incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and the Pricing Disclosure Package is prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rule and guidelines applicable thereto. The Company has established and maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act); such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, including controls and procedures designed to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure; such disclosure controls and procedures are effective to perform the functions for which they were established; any significant material weaknesses in internal accounting controls have been identified for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and its Chief Financial Officer; and since the date of the most recent evaluation of such internal accounting controls, there have been no significant changes in internal accounting controls or in other factors that could significantly affect internal accounting controls; except in each case as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package.

(x) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Company and its subsidiaries have accurately prepared and timely filed all federal, state and other tax returns that are required to be filed by them and have paid or made provision for the payment of all taxes, assessments, governmental or other similar charges, including without limitation, all sales and use taxes and all taxes which they are obligated to withhold from amounts owing to their respective employees, creditors and third parties, with respect to the periods covered by such tax returns (whether or not such amounts are shown as due on any tax return), except any amounts the Company is contesting in good faith or where the failure to so file or pay would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, no deficiency assessment with respect to a proposed adjustment of the Company’s or any of the subsidiaries’ federal, state, or other taxes is pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened, which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, there is no material tax lien, whether imposed by any federal, state, or other taxing authority, outstanding against the assets, properties or business of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(y) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Company and its subsidiaries own or lease all such properties as are necessary to the conduct of their respective businesses as presently operated as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, except for such failures to own or lease such properties which would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and the Company and its subsidiaries have good and marketable title to or valid leasehold interests in all of their respective properties, in each case free and clear of any and all liens, other than (i) pursuant to the Credit Agreement, as amended, restated, modified, renewed, refunded, replaced or refinanced as of the date of the applicable Terms Agreement, (ii) the security interests granted to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as agent for the holders of the Company’s 12 3/4% Senior Secured Notes due 2014, (iii) as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package or (iv) as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(z) Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Company and its subsidiaries maintain insurance in such amounts and covering such risks as the Company reasonably considers adequate for the conduct of their respective businesses and the value of their respective properties, all of which insurance is in full force and effect, except where the failure to maintain such insurance would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package, there are no material claims by the Company or any subsidiary under any such policy or instrument as to which any insurance company is denying liability or defending under a reservation of rights clause, except for such claims the denial of which would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(aa) Except in each case as described in the Pricing Disclosure Package or as would not (individually or in the aggregate) reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no “prohibited transaction” (as defined in either Section 406 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, including the regulations and published interpretations thereunder (“ERISA”) or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (the “Code”)), “accumulated funding deficiency” (as defined in Section 302 of ERISA) or other event of the kind described in Section 4043(b) of ERISA (other than events with respect to which the 30-day notice requirement under Section 4043 of ERISA has been waived) has occurred with respect to any “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) for which the Company or any of its subsidiaries would have any liability; each such employee benefit plan for which the Company or any of its subsidiaries would have any liability is in compliance in all material respects with applicable law, including (without limitation) ERISA and the Code; and the Company has not incurred and does not reasonably expect to incur liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of, or withdrawal from any “pension plan” (as defined in Section 3(2)(A) of ERISA).

(bb) Neither the Company nor any of its affiliates (within the meaning of Rule 144 under the Act) has taken, directly or indirectly, any action which constitutes or is designed to cause or result in, or which could reasonably be expected to constitute, cause or result in, the unlawful stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security to facilitate the sale or resale of the Securities.

(cc) KPMG LLP, or such other firm which has certified the financial statements and supporting schedules and information of the Company and its subsidiaries that are included in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus and whose reports appear in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus (such firm or firms, the “Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm”) is an independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the Company as required by the Act, the Exchange Act and the Rules and Regulations.

(dd) The Company is in compliance in all material respects with all presently applicable provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”).

(ee) The Company has paid or will pay the registration fee for the offering of the Securities pursuant to Rule 457 of the Act.

 

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3. Purchase and Offering of Securities. The obligation of the Underwriters to purchase the Securities will be evidenced by an exchange of a telegram, telex or other written communications (“Terms Agreement”) at each time the Company determines to sell Securities. The Securities involved in any such offering that the Underwriters are obligated to purchase on a firm commitment basis are referred to herein as the “Firm Securities.” Each Terms Agreement will be in the form of Annex II (A) or (B) attached hereto and will incorporate by reference the provisions of this Agreement, except as otherwise provided therein, and will specify the firm or firms which will be Underwriters, the names of any Representatives, the amount to be purchased by each Underwriter, the purchase price to be paid by the Underwriters and certain terms of the Securities and whether any of the Securities may be sold to institutional investors pursuant to Delayed Delivery Contracts (as defined below). The Terms Agreement will also specify the time and date of delivery and payment (such time and date, or such other time as the Representatives and the Company agree as the time for payment and delivery, being herein and in the Terms Agreement referred to as the “Closing Date”), the place of delivery and payment and any details of the terms of public offering that should be reflected in the prospectus supplement relating to the offering of the Securities. The obligations of the Underwriters to purchase the Firm Securities will be several and not joint. It is understood that the Underwriters propose to offer the Securities for sale as set forth in the Pricing Disclosure Package. The Debt Securities delivered to the Underwriters on the Closing Date will be in definitive fully registered form, in such denominations and registered in such names as the Underwriters may request.

If specified in a Terms Agreement, on the basis of the representations, warranties and covenants herein contained, and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company grants an option to the several Underwriters to purchase, severally and not jointly, up to that amount of the Option Securities as shall be specified in the Terms Agreement, from the Company at the same price as the Underwriters shall pay for the Firm Securities. Said option may be exercised only to cover over-allotments in the sale of the Firm Securities by the Underwriters and may be exercised in whole or in part at any time (but not more than once) on or before the thirtieth day after the date of the Terms Agreement upon written or telegraphic notice by you to the Company setting forth the amount of the Option Securities as to which the several Underwriters are exercising the option. The amount of Option Securities to be purchased by each Underwriter shall be the same percentage of the total amount of the Option Securities to be purchased by the several Underwriters as such Underwriter is purchasing of the Firm Securities, as adjusted by you in such manner as you deem advisable to avoid fractional shares/units. If the Terms Agreement provides for sales of Securities pursuant to delayed delivery contracts, the Company authorizes the Underwriters to solicit offers to purchase Securities pursuant to delayed delivery contracts substantially in the form of Annex I attached hereto (“Delayed Delivery Contract”) with such changes therein as the Company may authorize or approve. Delayed Delivery Contracts are only to be with institutional investors, including commercial and savings banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment companies and educational and charitable institutions. On the Closing Date, the Company will pay, as compensation, to the Representatives for the accounts of the Underwriters, the fee set forth in such Terms Agreement in respect of the amount of Securities to be sold pursuant to Delayed Delivery Contracts (“Contract Securities”). The Underwriters will not have any responsibility in respect of the validity or the performance of Delayed Delivery Contracts. If the Company executes and delivers Delayed Delivery Contracts, the Contract Securities will be deducted from the Firm Securities to be purchased by the several Underwriters and the aggregate amount of Firm

 

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Securities to be purchased by each Underwriter will be reduced pro rata in proportion to the amount of Firm Securities set forth opposite each Underwriter’s name in such Terms Agreement, except to the extent that the Representatives determine that such reduction shall be otherwise than pro rata and so advise the Company. The Company will advise the Representatives not later than the business day prior to the Closing Date of the amount of Contract Securities.

4. Certain Agreements of the Company. The Company agrees with the several Underwriters that it will furnish to counsel for the Underwriters one signed copy of the registration statement relating to the Registered Securities, including all exhibits, in the form it became effective and of all amendments thereto and that, in connection with each offering of Registered Securities:

(a) The Company will timely file the Prospectus with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b); the Company will advise you promptly of any such filing pursuant to Rule 424(b); the Company will advise the Representatives promptly of any proposal to amend or supplement the Registration Statement or the Prospectus and will afford the Representatives a reasonable opportunity to comment on any such proposed amendment or supplement; and the Company will also advise the Representatives promptly of the filing and effectiveness of any such amendment or supplement and of the institution by the Commission of any stop order proceedings in respect of the Registration Statement or of any part thereof and will use its reasonable best efforts to prevent the issuance of any such stop order and to obtain as soon as possible its lifting, if issued.

(b) If the Securities specified in the Terms Agreement are Debt Securities, the Company will prepare a final term sheet, containing a description of the Registered Securities, in a form approved by the Representatives, and file such term sheet pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Act within the time period prescribed by such Rule.

(c) The Company will file promptly all reports and any definitive proxy or information statements required to be filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of the Prospectus for so long as the delivery of a prospectus (or in lieu thereof, the notice referred to in Rule 173(a) under the Act) is required in connection with the offering or sale of the Securities.

(d) The Company will comply with the requirements of Rule 433 with respect to each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus including, without limitation, all prospectus delivery, filing, record retention and legending requirements applicable to each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus.

(e) If, at any time when a prospectus relating to the Securities is required to be delivered under the Act (or in lieu thereof, the notice referred to in Rule 173(a) under the Act), any event occurs in the reasonable judgment of the Representatives or the Company as a result of which the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package (prior to the availability of the Prospectus) or the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, or if it is necessary at any time to amend or supplement the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or to file under the Exchange Act any document incorporated by

 

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reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus in order to comply with the Act, the Exchange Act or the Trust Indenture Act, if applicable, the Company will promptly notify the Representatives and will prepare and file with the Commission, subject to Section 4(a) herein, an amendment or supplement which will correct such statement or omission or an amendment which will effect such compliance.

The Company will not, without the prior consent of the Representatives, (A) make any offer relating to the Securities that would constitute a “free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 405 under the Act, except for any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus set forth in Schedule B to the related Terms Agreement, or (B) file, refer to, approve, use or authorize the use of any “free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 405 under the Act with respect to the Offering or the Securities other than as set forth in Schedule B to the applicable Terms Agreement. The Company consents to the use by any Underwriter of any free writing prospectus that (a) is not an “issuer free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 433, and (b) contains only (i) information describing the preliminary terms of the Securities or their offering and that is included in any Preliminary Prospectus, (ii) in the case of an offering of Debt Securities, information that describes the final terms of the Securities or their offering and that is included in the term sheet of the Company contemplated in Section (4)(b) of this Agreement or (iii) information permitted by Rule 134 under the Act. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing to the contrary, except pursuant to Section 4(f) hereof, no Underwriter shall include any “issuer information” (as defined in Rule 433) in any “free writing prospectus” (as defined in Rule 405) used or referred to by such Underwriter without the prior consent of the Company where the use or reference to such free writing prospectus would require the filing of such “issuer information” with the Commission pursuant to Rule 433(d) due to the Underwriters’ inclusion of such “issuer information” in any “free writing prospectus”.

(f) If at any time any event shall have occurred as a result of which any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would, in the judgment of the Representatives or the Company, conflict with the information in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented, or would, in the judgment of the Representatives or the Company, include, when taken together with the Pricing Disclosure Package, an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances existing at the time of delivery to the purchaser, not misleading, or if to comply with the Act or the Rules and Regulations it shall be necessary at any time to amend or supplement any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, the Company will notify the Representatives promptly and, if requested by the Representatives, prepare and furnish without charge to each Underwriter an appropriate amendment or supplement (in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives) that will correct such statement, omission or conflict or effect such compliance.

(g) As soon as practicable after the date of each Terms Agreement, but in no event later than twelve months after the effective date of the Registration Statement (as defined in Rule 158(c) under the Act), the Company will make generally available to its security holders an earning statement which will satisfy the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Act.

 

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(h) The Company will furnish to the Representatives copies of the Registration Statement, including all exhibits, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, all amendments and supplements to such documents, and all documents incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, in each case as soon as available and in such quantities as are reasonably requested.

(i) The Company will arrange for the qualification of the Securities for sale under the laws of such jurisdictions as the Representatives reasonably designate and will continue such qualifications in effect so long as required for the distribution, except that in no event shall the Company be obligated in connection therewith to qualify as a foreign corporation, to execute a general consent to service of process or to subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction if it is not otherwise so subject.

(j) During the period, if any, specified in the Terms Agreement after the date of such Terms Agreement or for such shorter period as the Securities remain outstanding, the Company will furnish to the Representatives and, upon request, to each of the other Underwriters, if any, as soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, a copy of its annual report to stockholders for such year; and the Company will furnish to the Representatives (i) as soon as available, a copy of each report or definitive proxy statement of the Company filed with the Commission under the Exchange Act or mailed to stockholders, and (ii) from time to time, such other information concerning the Company as the Representatives may reasonably request.

(k) The Company will pay the costs incident to the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of the Securities to be sold by the Company to the Underwriters and any taxes payable in that connection; the costs incident to the preparation, printing and filing under the Act of the Registration Statement and any amendments and exhibits thereto; the costs incident to the preparation, printing and filing of any document and any amendments and exhibits thereto required to be filed by the Company under the Exchange Act; the cost of distributing the Registration Statement to the Underwriters as originally filed and each amendment thereto, each post-effective amendment thereof (including exhibits), any Preliminary Prospectus, the Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and any amendments or supplements to or any documents incorporated by reference in any of the foregoing documents as provided in this Agreement; the costs of filing with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., if necessary; the fees and expenses of qualifying the Securities under the securities laws of the several jurisdictions as provided in this subsection and of preparing a Blue Sky memorandum and a memorandum concerning the legality of the Securities as an investment (including fees of counsel to the Underwriters in connection therewith); the costs of printing and issuance of certificates; any transfer agent’s fees; the costs of preparation, printing and filing of any Indenture and any Trustees’ fees and expenses; and all other costs and expenses incident to the performance of the obligations of the Company under this Agreement, provided that, except as provided in this subsection and Section 8, the Underwriters shall pay their own costs and expenses, including the fees and expenses of their counsel, any transfer taxes on the Securities which they may sell, the expenses of advertising any offering of the Securities made by the Underwriters and the cost of printing any Agreement among Underwriters, provided, further, that after nine months from the date of the Terms Agreement, the Underwriters shall pay the costs of printing any additional Registration Statements or Prospectuses, or any amendments or supplements thereto, required for their own use.

 

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(l) Without the prior consent of the Representatives, the Company will not, (A) in the event of an offering of common stock, preferred stock or convertible debt securities, offer, sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of any shares of common stock or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for or any rights to purchase or acquire common stock for that period specified in the Terms Agreement, other than shares of common stock or options to purchase common stock granted under the Company’s employee benefit plans and, (B) for a period beginning at the time of execution of the Terms Agreement and ending on the Closing Date, in the event of an offering of Debt Securities, will not offer, sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of any debt securities of the Company with maturities longer than one year, other than (i) the Debt Securities to the Underwriters or the Contract Securities; (ii) borrowings in the ordinary course of business; and (iii) other borrowings in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $100 million.

(m) The Company will apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus.

5. Conditions of the Obligations of the Underwriters. The obligations of the several Underwriters to purchase and pay for the Securities will be subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties by or on behalf of the Company herein, to the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions precedent:

(a) At or prior to the execution of the Terms Agreement and on the Closing Date, the Representatives shall have received a letter, dated the date of delivery thereof and any later date on which Option Securities are purchased if specified in a Terms Agreement, of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, addressed to the Underwriters and the Board of Directors of the Company, with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained or referred to in the Registration Statement, Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, as applicable. Such letter shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives.

(b) The Prospectus shall have been filed with the Commission in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and Section 4(a) of this Agreement; the final term sheet contemplated by Section 4(b) of this Agreement (if required pursuant to such section), and any other material required to be filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Act, shall have been filed with the Commission within the applicable time periods prescribed for such filings by Rule 433; no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or of any part thereof shall have been issued and no proceedings for that purpose shall have been instituted or, to the knowledge of the Company or any Underwriter, shall be contemplated by the Commission; and no stop order suspending or preventing the use of the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been initiated or threatened by the Commission.

(c) Subsequent to the execution of the Terms Agreement, there shall not have occurred (i) any change, or any development that would reasonably be expected to result in a change, in or affecting the business, financial condition, results of operations or stockholder’s equity of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, which, in the judgment of the Representatives, materially impairs the investment quality of the Securities; (ii) any downgrading, or placement on any watch list for possible downgrading, in the rating of the Company’s debt securities by any of

 

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Standard & Poor’s Corporation or Moody’s Investors Services, Inc.; (iii) any suspension of trading in securities generally on the New York Stock Exchange, or any setting of minimum prices for trading on such exchange, or any suspension of trading of any securities of the Company on any exchange or in the over-the-counter market; (iv) any banking moratorium declared by Federal or New York authorities; or (v)(A) any outbreak or escalation of major hostilities or acts of terrorism in which the United States is involved, any declaration of war by the United States Congress or (B) any other substantial national or international calamity or emergency, or any substantial change in political, financial or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls if the effect of any such event in clause (A) or (B) of this sentence, in the judgment of the Representatives, makes it impractical or inadvisable to market the Securities or proceed with completion of the sale of and payment for the Securities.

(d) The Representatives shall have received an opinion, dated the Closing Date, from the counsel for the Company specified in the Terms Agreement, which counsel shall be either the General Counsel of the Company or such other counsel for the Company reasonably acceptable to the Representatives, and if Option Securities are purchased at any date after the Closing Date as specified in a Terms Agreement, additional opinions from such counsel, addressed to the Underwriters and dated such later date, confirming that the statements expressed as of the Closing Date in such opinions remain valid as of such later date; such opinions shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, substantially to the effect set forth in Schedule C to such Terms Agreement.

(e) The Representatives shall have received from counsel for the Underwriters specified in the Terms Agreement, such opinion or opinions, dated the Closing Date, with respect to the incorporation of the Company, the validity of the Securities, the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and other related matters as they may reasonably require, and the Company shall have furnished to such counsel such documents as they request for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon such matters.

(f) The Representatives shall have received a certificate, dated the Closing Date and on any later date on which Option Securities are purchased if specified in a Terms Agreement, of the Chairman of the Board, the Vice Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or any Vice President and a principal financial or accounting officer of the Company in which such officers, to the best of their knowledge after reasonable investigation, shall state that the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct, that the Company has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied hereunder at or prior to the Closing Date, that no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or of any part thereof has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or, to the Company’s knowledge, are threatened by the Commission and that, subsequent to the date of the most recent financial statements in the Prospectus, there has been no material adverse change in the financial position or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries except as set forth in or contemplated by the Prospectus or as described in such certificate.

(g) The Company shall have satisfied such additional conditions, if any, as are specified in a Terms Agreement.

 

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The Company will furnish the Representatives with such conformed copies of such opinions, certificates, letters and documents as they reasonably request.

6. Indemnification and Contribution. (a) The Company will indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter and each person, if any, who controls such Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, against any losses, claims, damages, or liabilities whatsoever, joint or several, to which such Underwriter may become subject, under the Act, the Exchange Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in (A) the Registration Statement or in any amendment thereof, or in any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, or in any supplement thereto or amendment thereof, or in any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or in any “issuer information” (as defined in Rule 433(h)(2) under the Act) filed or required to be filed pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Act, or (B) any other “written communication” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Act) provided to investors by, or with the approval of, the Company in connection with the Offering and any “road show” (as defined in Rule 433 under the Act ) for the Offering (collectively, “Marketing Materials”), or (ii) the omission or alleged omission to state (A) in the Registration Statement or any amendment thereof, a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, or (B) in any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, or in any supplement thereto or amendment thereof, or in any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or in any “issuer information” (as defined in Rule 433(h)(2) under the Act ) filed or required to be filed pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Act , or in any Marketing Materials, a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and the Company will reimburse each Underwriter for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such Underwriter in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred; provided, however, that the Company will not be liable in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage or liability arises out of or is based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement in or omission or alleged omission from any of such documents in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by or on behalf of any Underwriter through the Representatives, if any, specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information, if any, described as such in the Terms Agreement.

(b) Each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, will indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its directors, its officers who signed the Registration Statement and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities to which the Company may become subject, under the Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement any amendment thereof, or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or (ii) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact included in any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, or in any amendment thereof or supplement thereto, any

 

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Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or in any “issuer information” (as defined in Rule 433(h)(2) under the Act) filed or required to be filed pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Act or any Marketing Materials, or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in each case to the extent, but only to the extent, that such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by or on behalf of such Underwriter through the Representatives, if any, specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information, if any, described as such in the Terms Agreement, and will reimburse any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by the Company in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred.

(c) Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Section of notice of the commencement of any action, such indemnified party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the indemnifying party under subsection (a) or (b) above, notify the indemnifying party of the commencement thereof; but the omission so to notify the indemnifying party will not relieve it from any liability which it may have to any indemnified party otherwise than under subsection (a) or (b) above. In case any such action is brought against any indemnified party and it notifies the indemnifying party of the commencement thereof, the indemnifying party will be entitled to participate therein and, to the extent that it may wish, jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly notified, to assume the defense thereof, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to such indemnified party (who shall not, except with the consent of the indemnified party, be counsel to the indemnifying party), and after notice from the indemnifying party to such indemnified party of its election so to assume the defense thereof, the indemnifying party will not be liable to such indemnified party under this Section for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by such indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation; provided that the Representatives shall have the right to employ one counsel (in addition to one local counsel) to represent the Representatives and those other Underwriters who may be subject to liability arising out of any claim in respect of which indemnity may be sought by the Underwriters against the Company under this Section if, in the reasonable judgment of outside counsel to the Underwriters, it is advisable for the Representatives and those other Underwriters to be represented by separate counsel because separate defenses are available to such Underwriters, and in that event the reasonable fees and expenses of such separate counsel shall be paid by the Company. No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of the indemnified parties, effect any settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened claim, investigation, action or proceeding in respect of which the indemnified party is or reasonably could have been a party and indemnity or contribution may or could have been sought hereunder by the indemnified party, unless such settlement, compromise or judgment (i) includes an unconditional release of the indemnified party from all liability arising out of such claim, investigation, action or proceeding and (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or any failure to act, by or on behalf of the indemnified party.

 

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(d) If the indemnification provided for in this Section is unavailable or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party under subsection (a) or (b) above, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of the losses, claims, damages or liabilities referred to in subsection (a) or (b) above (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other from the offering of the Securities or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) above is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in the clause (i) above but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as the total net proceeds from the offering (before deducting expenses) received by the Company bear to the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters. The relative fault shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company or the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such untrue statement or omission. The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contributions pursuant to this Section were to be determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purposes) or by any other method of allocation which does not take into account the equitable considerations referred to herein. The amount paid by an indemnified party as a result of the losses, claims, damages or liabilities referred to in the first sentence of this subsection (d) shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending any action or claim which is the subject of this subsection (d). Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection (d), no Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the aggregate underwriting discounts and commissions received by it exceeds the amount of any damages which such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Underwriters’ obligations in this subsection (d) to contribute are several in proportion to their respective underwriting obligations and not joint.

(e) The obligations of the Company under this Section shall be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have and shall extend, upon the same terms and conditions, to each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act; and the obligations of the Underwriters under this Section shall be in addition to any liability which the respective Underwriters may otherwise have and shall extend, upon the same terms and conditions, to each director of the Company, to each officer of the Company who has signed the Registration Statement and to each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act.

7. Default of Underwriters. If any Underwriter or Underwriters default in their obligations to purchase securities under the Terms Agreement and the aggregate amount of the Securities that such defaulting Underwriter of Underwriters agreed but failed to purchase does

 

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not exceed 10% of the total amount of the Securities, the Representatives may make arrangements satisfactory to the Company for the purchase of such Securities by other persons, including any of the Underwriters, but if no such arrangements are made by the Closing Date, the non-defaulting Underwriters shall be obligated severally, in proportion to their respective commitments under this Agreement and the Terms Agreement, to purchase the Securities that such defaulting Underwriters agreed but fail to purchase. If any Underwriter or Underwriters so default and the aggregate amount of the Securities with respect to which such default or defaults occur exceeds 10% of the total amount of the Securities and arrangements satisfactory to the Representatives and the Company for the purchase of such Securities by other persons are not made within 36 hours after such default, such Terms Agreement will terminate without liability on the part of any non-defaulting Underwriter or the Company, except as provided in Section 8. As used in this Agreement, the term “Underwriter” includes any person substituted for an Underwriter under this Section. Nothing herein will relieve a defaulting Underwriter from liability for its default. The respective commitments of the several Underwriters for the purposes of this Section shall be determined without regard to reduction in the respective Underwriters’ obligations to purchase the amounts of the Securities set forth opposite their names in the Terms Agreement as a result of Delayed Delivery Contracts entered into by the Company.

The foregoing obligations and agreements set forth in this Section will not apply if the Terms Agreement specifies that such obligations and agreements will not apply.

8. Survival of Certain Representations and Obligations. The respective indemnities, agreements, representations, warranties and other statements of the Company or its officers and of the several Underwriters set forth in or made pursuant to this Agreement will remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination of this Agreement or the Terms Agreement or any investigation, or statement as to the results thereof, made by or on behalf of any Underwriter, the Company or any of their respective representatives, officers or directors or any controlling person and will survive delivery of and payment for the Securities. If the obligations of the Underwriters with respect to any offering of Securities are terminated pursuant to Section 7 or if for any reason the purchase of the Securities by the Underwriters under a Terms Agreement is not consummated, the Company shall remain responsible for the expenses to be paid or reimbursed by it pursuant to Section 4(k) and the respective obligations of the Company and the Underwriters pursuant to Section 6 shall remain in effect. If for any reason the purchase of the Securities by the Underwriters is not consummated other than because of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section 7 or a failure to satisfy the conditions set forth in Section 5(c), the Company shall reimburse the Underwriters, severally, for all out-of-pocket expenses (including fees and disbursements of counsel) reasonably incurred by them in connection with the offering of the Securities. The provisions of Sections 11 and 13 shall also survive any termination or modification of the Terms Agreement.

9. No Fiduciary Duty. The Company hereby acknowledges and agrees that, with respect to any offering of Securities pursuant to this Agreement and the relevant Terms Agreement (such Terms Agreement, together with the provisions of this Agreement that are incorporated by reference therein, is referred to in this Section 9 as the “Underwriting Agreement”), (i) the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, and the offering of the Securities (including the price of the Securities) were negotiated at arm’s length between sophisticated parties represented by counsel; (ii) no fiduciary, advisory or agency relationship between the Company on the one hand, and the

 

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Underwriters on the other hand has been created as a result of any of the transactions contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement or the process leading to such transactions, irrespective of whether any Underwriter has advised or is advising the Company on other matters, (iii) the Underwriters’ obligations to the Company in respect of the Offering are set forth in the Underwriting Agreement in their entirety and (iv) the Company has obtained such legal, tax, accounting and other advice as they deem appropriate with respect to this Underwriting Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and any other activities undertaken in connection therewith, and the Company is not relying on the Underwriters with respect to any such matters. The Company hereby agrees that it will not claim that the Underwriters, or any of them, has rendered advisory services of any nature or respect to the Company, or owes a fiduciary or similar duty to it, in connection with such transaction or the process leading thereto.

10. Notices. All communications hereunder will be in writing and, if sent to the Underwriters, will be mailed, delivered, telexed or telecopied and confirmed to them at their addresses specified in a Terms Agreement or otherwise furnished to the Company in writing for the purpose of communications hereunder or, if sent to the Company, will be mailed, delivered, telexed or telecopied and confirmed to it at 801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422, Attention: Treasurer, with a copy to the Chief Financial Officer.

11. Successors. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Company and such Underwriters as are identified in Terms Agreements and their respective successors and the officers and directors and controlling persons referred to in Section 6, and no other person will have any right or obligation hereunder. No purchaser of any of the Securities from any Underwriter shall be deemed a successor or assign merely because of such purchase.

12. Certain Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement and the Terms Agreement, (a) “business day” means any day on which the New York Stock Exchange is open for trading and (b) “subsidiary” and “significant subsidiary” have the meanings set forth in Rule 405 of the Rules and Regulations.

13. Applicable Law. This Agreement and the Terms Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, including, without limitation, Section 5-1401 of the New York General Obligations Law.

14. Counterparts. The Terms Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together (including the terms of this Agreement incorporated by reference therein) shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

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ANNEX I

(Three copies of this Delayed Delivery Contract should be signed and returned to the address shown below so as to arrive not later than 9:00 A.M., New York time, on_______, 20__(1))

DELAYED DELIVERY CONTRACT

[Insert date of public offering]

UNISYS CORPORATION

c/o [Name and address

of Underwriter[s]]

Gentlemen:

The undersigned hereby agrees to purchase from UNISYS CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (“Company”), and the Company agrees to sell to the undersigned, [If one delayed closing, insert—as of the date hereof, for delivery on_______, 20_(“Delivery Date”),] [$]________ principal amount of the Company’s [Insert title of securities] (“Securities”), offered by the Company’s Prospectus dated ____, 20_ and a Prospectus Supplement dated  _____, 20__, relating thereto, receipt of copies of which is hereby acknowledged, at __% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued interest from ____, 20__, if any, and on the further terms and conditions set forth in this Delayed Delivery Contract (“Contract”).

[If two or more delayed closings, insert the following:

The undersigned will purchase from the Company as of the date hereof, for delivery on the dates set forth below, Securities in the principal amounts set forth below:

 

Delivery Date

  

Principal Amount

  

[$]______

  

[$]______

Each of such delivery dates is hereinafter referred to as a Delivery Date.]

(1) Insert date which is third full business day prior to Closing Date under the Terms Agreement.

Payment for the Securities that the undersigned has agreed to purchase for delivery on—the—each—Delivery Date shall be made to the Company or its order by wire transfer of immediately available funds to a bank account designated by the Company upon delivery to the undersigned of the Securities to be purchased by the undersigned—for delivery on such Delivery Date—in definitive fully registered form and in such denominations and registered in such names as the undersigned may designate by written or telegraphic communication addressed to the Company not less than three full business days prior to—the—such—Delivery Date.

 

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It is expressly agreed that the provisions for delayed delivery and payment are for the sole convenience of the undersigned; that the purchase hereunder of Securities is to be regarded in all respects as a purchase as of the date of this Contract; that the obligation of the Company to make delivery of and accept payment for, and the obligation of the undersigned to take delivery of and make payment for, Securities on—the—each—Delivery Date shall be subject only to the conditions that (1) investment in the Securities shall not at—the—such—Delivery Date be prohibited under the laws of any jurisdiction in the United States to which the undersigned is subject and (2) the Company shall have sold to the Underwriters the total principal amount of the Securities less the principal amount thereof covered by this and other similar Contracts. The undersigned represents that its investment in the Securities is not, as of the date hereof, prohibited under the laws of any jurisdiction to which the undersigned is subject and which governs such investment.

Promptly after completion of the sale to the Underwriters the Company will mail or deliver to the undersigned at its address set forth below, notice to such effect, accompanied by a copy of the opinion of counsel for the Company delivered to the Underwriters in connection therewith.

This Contract will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors, but will not be assignable by either party hereto without the written consent of the other.

It is understood that the acceptance of any such Contract is in the Company’s sole discretion and, without limiting the foregoing, need not be on a first-come, first-served basis. If this Contract is acceptable to the Company, it is requested that the Company sign the form of acceptance below and mail or deliver one of the counterparts hereof to the undersigned at its address set forth below. This will become a binding contract between the Company and the undersigned when such counterpart is so mailed or delivered.

 

Yours very truly,

 

(Name of purchaser)

By

   
 

(Title of Signatory)

 

(Address of Purchaser)

 

Accepted, as of the above date,

UNISYS CORPORATION

By

   

Name:

Title:

 

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ANNEX II (A)

UNISYS CORPORATION

(“Company”)

Debt Securities

TERMS AGREEMENT

                    , 20__

Unisys Corporation

801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

Attention: Vice President and Treasurer

Dear Sirs:

[On behalf of the several Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto and for their respective accounts, we] [We] offer to purchase, on and subject to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement Basic Provisions filed as an exhibit to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-_) (“Underwriting Agreement”), the following securities (“Securities”) to be issued under an indenture, dated                 , 20__, between the Company and                     , as Trustee, on the following terms:

Title: [ %] [Floating Rate] [Senior] [Subordinated] [Notes] [Debentures][Due 20__]

Principal Amount: [$]

Interest:         [ % per annum, from                     , 20__, payable semiannually on and commencing                     , 20            , to holders of record on the preceding                 or                 , as the case may be.]

Maturity:                 , 20__.

Optional Redemption:

Sinking Fund:

[Conversion Provisions]:

[Other Terms]

Delayed Delivery contracts: [None.] [Delivery Date[s] shall be            , 20        .

Underwriters’ fee is             % of the principal amount of the Contract Securities.]

Purchase Price: __% of principal amount, plus accrued interest [, if any,] from         , 20 .

 

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Expected Reoffering Price:             % of principal amount, subject to change by the undersigned.

Applicable Time: A.M./P.M. on             , 20__, New York Time.

Closing Date: A.M. on             , 20__, New York Time.

[Company’s Counsel:]

[Name[s] and Address[es] of Representative[s]:]

[Underwriters’ Counsel:]

The respective principal amounts of the Securities to be purchased by each of the Underwriters are set forth opposite their names in Schedule A hereto.

The only information furnished or to be furnished by any Underwriter to the Company for inclusion in the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus consists of the information set forth in the [ ] paragraphs under the caption “Underwriting” in the Prospectus [and] [include any information furnished by the Underwriters for inclusion in any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus].

[If appropriate, insert—It is understood that we may, with your consent, amend this offer to add additional Underwriters and reduce the aggregate principal amount to be purchased by the Underwriters listed in Schedule A hereto by the aggregate principal amount to be purchased by such additional Underwriters.]

The provisions of the Underwriting Agreement are incorporated herein by reference [If appropriate, insert—, except that the obligations and agreements set forth in Section 7 (“Default of Underwriters”) of the Underwriting Agreement shall not apply to the obligations of the Underwriters to purchase the above Securities].

The Securities will be made available for checking and packaging at the office of at least 24 hours prior to the Closing Date.

[Please signify your acceptance of our offer by signing the enclosed response to us in the space provided and returning it to us.]

[Please signify your acceptance of the foregoing by return wire not later than P.M. today.]

 

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Very truly yours,

[Insert name(s) of Representatives or Underwriters]

[On behalf of—themselves—itself—and as Representative[s] of the Several] [As] Underwriters[s]

[By [Name of Representative]]

By

   

Name:

Title:

 

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To:

[Insert name(s) of Representatives or Underwriters]

    

As [Representative[s] of the Several] Underwriter[s],

    

[c/o [Name of Representative]]

We accept the offer contained in your [letter] [wire], dated , 20 , relating to [$]            principal amount of our [Insert title of Securities], on and subject to the terms and conditions contained therein and in the Underwriting Agreement Basic Provisions filed as an exhibit to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (no. 333-__) (“Underwriting Agreement”). We also confirm that, to our knowledge after reasonable investigation, the representations and warranties of the undersigned the in Underwriting Agreement are true and correct, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) or of any part thereof has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or, to the knowledge of the undersigned, are threatened by the Securities and Exchange Commission and, subsequent to the respective dates of the most recent financial statements in the Prospectus (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), there has been no material adverse change in the financial position or results of operations of the undersigned and its subsidiaries except as set forth in or contemplated by the Prospectus.

 

Very truly yours,

UNISYS CORPORATION

By

   

Name:

Title:

 

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SCHEDULE A

 

Name of Underwriter

   Aggregate Principal

Amount of Notes

To be Purchased

   $                                                                          
  
  
  

 

    Total

   $                                                                          

 

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SCHEDULE B

I. Issuer Free Writing Prospectus[es] Included in the Pricing Disclosure Package

[If applicable—list and attach term sheet]

II. Issuer Free Writing Prospectus[es] Not Included in the Pricing Disclosure Package

 

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SCHEDULE C

[Form of Opinion]

 

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ANNEX II (B)

UNISYS CORPORATION

(“Company”)

Equity Securities

TERMS AGREEMENT

                , 20__

Unisys Corporation

Unisys Way

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19424

Attention: Vice President and Treasurer

Dear Sirs:

[On behalf of the several Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto and for their respective accounts, we] [We] offer to purchase, on and subject to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement Basic Provisions filed as an exhibit to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-_) (“Underwriting Agreement”), the following securities (“Securities”) on the following terms:

Title: [Common Stock] [Preferred Stock, Series                 ]

Number of Shares to be issued: [        shares]

[For Preferred Stock:

Voting Rights:

Preferred Stock Dividends: [cash dividends of $ to $ per share payable

quarterly in arrears on                  ,                  ,                  and                  .]

Optional Redemption:

Mandatory Redemption/Sinking Fund:

Liquidation Preference: [$            per share plus             ].

Name of Exchange or Market: [New York Stock Exchange] [NASDAQ National Market System] [American Stock Exchange]

[Period Designated Pursuant to Section 4(j) of the Underwriting Agreement:

__years.]

 

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[Period Designated Pursuant to Section 4(l) of the Underwriting Agreement:             days.]

[Conversion Provisions]:

[Other Terms]

Price to Public: $        per share

Underwriting Discounts and Commission:

Proceeds to Company:

Over-Allotment Option:

Applicable Time: A.M./P.M. on                     , 20__, New York Time.

Closing Date: A.M. on                     , 20__, New York Time.

Federal (same-day) funds.

Name of Transfer Agent and Registrar:

[Name[s] and Address[es] of Representative[s]:]]

[Underwriters’ Counsel:]

[Company’s Counsel:]

[For Common Stock:

Name of Exchange or Market: [New York Stock Exchange] [NASDAQ National Market System] [American Stock Exchange]

[Period Designated Pursuant to Section 4(j) of the Underwriting Agreement: __years.]

[Period Designated Pursuant to Section 4(l) of the Underwriting Agreement:              days.]

[Other Terms]

Price to Public: $            per share

Underwriting Discounts and Commission:

Proceeds to Company:

Over-Allotment Option:

 

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Closing Date:             A.M. on             , 20            , at in New York

Federal (same-day) funds.

Name of Transfer Agent and Registrar:

[Name[s] and Address[es] of Representative[s]:]]

[Underwriters’ Counsel:]

[Company’s Counsel:]]

The respective shares of the Securities to be purchased by each of the Underwriters are set forth opposite their names in Schedule A hereto.

The only information furnished or to be furnished by any Underwriter to the Company for inclusion in the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus consists of the information set forth in the [ ] paragraphs under the caption “Underwriting” in the Prospectus [and] [include any information furnished by the Underwriters for inclusion in any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus].

[If appropriate, insert—It is understood that we may, with your consent, amend this offer to add additional Underwriters and reduce the number of shares to be purchased by the Underwriters listed in Schedule A hereto by the number of shares to be purchased by such additional Underwriters.]

The provisions of the Underwriting Agreement are incorporated herein by reference [If appropriate, insert—, except that the obligations and agreements set forth in Section 7 (“Default of Underwriters”) of the Underwriting Agreement shall not apply to the obligations of the Underwriters to purchase the above Securities].

The Securities will be made available for checking and packaging at the office of at least 24 hours prior to the Closing Date.

[Please signify your acceptance of our offer by signing the enclosed response to us in the space provided and returning it to us.]

[Please signify your acceptance of the foregoing by return wire not later than P.M. today.]

Very truly yours,

[Insert name(s) of Representatives

or Underwriters] [On behalf of—

themselves—itself—and as

Representative[s] of the Several]

[As] Underwriters[s]

 

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[By [Name of Representative]]

By

   

Name:

Title:

 

 

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To:

[Insert name(s) of Representatives or Underwriters]

    

As [Representative[s] of the Several]Underwriter[s],

    

[c/o [Name of Representative]]

We accept the offer contained in your [letter] [wire], dated                     , 20__, relating to         shares of our [Insert title of Securities], on and subject to the terms and conditions contained therein and in the Underwriting Agreement Basic Provisions filed as an exhibit to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-__) (“Underwriting Agreement”). We also confirm that, to our knowledge after reasonable investigation, the representations and warranties of the undersigned in the Underwriting Agreement are true and correct, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) or of any part thereof has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or, to the knowledge of the undersigned, are threatened by the Securities and Exchange Commission and, subsequent to the respective dates of the most recent financial statements in the Prospectus (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), there has been no material adverse change in the financial position or results of operations of the undersigned and its subsidiaries except as set forth in or contemplated by the Prospectus.

 

Very truly yours,

UNISYS CORPORATION

By

   

Name:

Title:

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE A

 

Name of Underwriter

   Number of Shares
  

 

Total

  

 

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SCHEDULE B

I. Issuer Free Writing Prospectus[es] Included in the Pricing Disclosure Package

II. Issuer Free Writing Prospectus[es] Not Included in the Pricing Disclosure Package

 

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SCHEDULE C

[Form of Opinion]

 

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Senior Indenture

Exhibit 4.1

UNISYS CORPORATION

AND

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

Senior Indenture

Dated as of June 1, 2012


Cross-Reference Table*

 

Trust Indenture

Act Section

        Indenture Section

310

  (a)(1)          6.9
  (a)(2)          6.9
  (a)(3)          N.A.
  (a)(4)          N.A.
  (a)(5)          6.9
  (b)          6.8

311

  (a)          6.13
  (b)          6.13

312

  (a)          4.1, 4.2(a)
  (b)          4.2(b)
  (c)          4.2(c)

313

  (a)          4.4(a)
  (b)          4.4(a)
  (c)          4.4(a)
  (d)          4.4(b)

314

  (a)(1)          4.3
  (a)(2)          4.3
  (a)(3)          4.3
  (a)(4)          4.5
  (b)          N.A.
  (c)(1)          11.5
  (c)(2)          11.5
  (c)(3)          N.A.
  (d)          N.A.
  (e)          11.5

315

  (a)          6.1
  (b)          5.11
  (c)          6.1
  (d)          6.1
  (e)          5.12

316

  (a) (last sentence)          7.4
  (a)(1)(A)          5.9
  (a)(1)(B)          5.10
  (a)(2)          N.A.
  (b)          5.7
  (c)          5.10

317

  (a)(1)          5.2
  (a)(2)          5.2
  (b)          3.4

318

  (a)          11.7

 

* This Cross-Reference Table is not part of the Indenture

 

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ARTICLE 1

  DEFINITIONS      1   

SECTION 1.1.

  Certain Terms Defined      1   

ARTICLE 2

  SECURITIES      6   

SECTION 2.1.

  Forms Generally      6   

SECTION 2.2.

  Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication      7   

SECTION 2.3.

  Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series      7   

SECTION 2.4.

  Authentication and Delivery of Securities      10   

SECTION 2.5.

  Execution of Securities      12   

SECTION 2.6.

  Certificate of Authentication      13   

SECTION 2.7.

  Denomination and Date of Securities; Payments of Interest      13   

SECTION 2.8.

  Registration, Transfer and Exchange      14   

SECTION 2.9.

  Mutilated, Defaced, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities      17   

SECTION 2.10.

  Cancellation of Securities; Destruction Thereof      18   

SECTION 2.11.

  Temporary Securities      18   

SECTION 2.12.

  CUSIP Numbers      19   

ARTICLE 3

  COVENANTS OF THE ISSUER      19   

SECTION 3.1.

  Payment of Principal and Interest      19   

SECTION 3.2.

  Offices for Payments, etc      20   

SECTION 3.3.

  Appointment to Fill a Vacancy in Office of Trustee      21   

SECTION 3.4.

  Paying Agents      21   

SECTION 3.5.

  Written Statement to Trustee      22   

SECTION 3.6.

  Calculation of Original Issue Discount      23   


ARTICLE 4

   SECURITYHOLDERS’ LISTS AND REPORTS BY THE ISSUER AND THE TRUSTEE      23   

SECTION 4.1.

   Issuer to Furnish Trustee Information as to Names and Addresses of Securityholders      23   

SECTION 4.2.

   Preservation and Disclosure of Securityholders’ Lists      24   

SECTION 4.3.

   Reports by the Issuer      25   

SECTION 4.4.

   Reports by the Trustee      25   

ARTICLE 5

   REMEDIES OF THE TRUSTEE AND SECURITYHOLDERS ON EVENT OF DEFAULT      26   

SECTION 5.1.

   Event of Default Defined; Acceleration of Maturity; Waiver of Default      26   

SECTION 5.2.

   Collection of Indebtedness by Trustee; Trustee May Prove Debt      29   

SECTION 5.3.

   Application of Proceeds      32   

SECTION 5.4.

   Suits for Enforcement      33   

SECTION 5.5.

   Restoration of Rights on Abandonment of Proceedings      33   

SECTION 5.6.

   Limitations on Suits by Securityholders      34   

SECTION 5.7.

   Unconditional Right of Securityholders to Institute Certain Suits      34   

SECTION 5.8.

   Powers and Remedies Cumulative; Delay or Omission Not Waiver of Default      35   

SECTION 5.9.

   Control by Holders of Securities      35   

SECTION 5.10.

   Waiver of Past Defaults      36   

SECTION 5.11.

   Trustee to Give Notice of Default      37   

SECTION 5.12.

   Right of Court to Require Filing of Undertaking to Pay Costs      37   

ARTICLE 6

   CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE      38   

 

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SECTION 6.1.

   Duties and Responsibilities of the Trustee; During Default; Prior to Default      38   

SECTION 6.2.

   Certain Rights of the Trustee      40   

SECTION 6.3.

   Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals, Disposition of Securities or Application of Proceeds Thereof      42   

SECTION 6.4.

   Trustee and Agents May Hold Securities; Collections, etc      42   

SECTION 6.5.

   Moneys Held by Trustee      42   

SECTION 6.6.

   Compensation and Indemnification of Trustee and Its Prior Claim      43   

SECTION 6.7.

   Right of Trustee to Rely on Officers’ Certificate, etc      44   

SECTION 6.8.

   Qualification of Trustee      44   

SECTION 6.9.

   Persons Eligible for Appointment as Trustee      44   

SECTION 6.10.

   Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor Trustee      45   

SECTION 6.11.

   Acceptance of Appointment by Successor Trustee      47   

SECTION 6.12.

   Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business of Trustee      48   

SECTION 6.13.

   Preferential Collection of Claims Against the Issuer      49   

ARTICLE 7

   CONCERNING THE SECURITYHOLDERS      49   

SECTION 7.1.

   Evidence of Action Taken by Securityholders      49   

SECTION 7.2.

   Proof of Execution of Instruments and of Holding of Securities      49   

SECTION 7.3.

   Holders to be Treated as Owners      50   

SECTION 7.4.

   Securities Owned by Issuer Deemed Not Outstanding      50   

SECTION 7.5.

   Right of Revocation of Action Taken      51   

ARTICLE 8

   SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES      51   

SECTION 8.1.

   Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Securityholders      51   

 

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SECTION 8.2.

   Supplemental Indentures With Consent of Securityholders      54   

SECTION 8.3.

   Effect of Supplemental Indenture      55   

SECTION 8.4.

   Documents to Be Given to Trustee      55   

SECTION 8.5.

   Notation on Securities in Respect of Supplemental Indentures      56   

ARTICLE 9

   CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, SALE OR CONVEYANCE      56   

SECTION 9.1.

   Issuer May Consolidate, etc., on Certain Terms      56   

SECTION 9.2.

   Successor Issuer Substituted      57   

SECTION 9.3.

   Opinion of Counsel to Trustee      57   

ARTICLE 10

   SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE; UNCLAIMED MONEYS      58   

SECTION 10.1.

   Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture      58   

SECTION 10.2.

   Application of Trust Money      59   

SECTION 10.3.

   Defeasance Upon Deposit of Funds or Government Obligations      59   

SECTION 10.4.

   Repayment of Moneys Held by Paying Agent      61   

SECTION 10.5.

   Return of Moneys Held by Trustee and Paying Agent Unclaimed for Two Years      61   

SECTION 10.6.

   Reinstatement      61   

ARTICLE 11

   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS      62   

SECTION 11.1.

   Incorporators, Stockholders, Officers and Directors of Issuer Exempt from Individual Liability      62   

SECTION 11.2.

   Provisions of Indenture for the Sole Benefit of Parties and Holders of Securities      62   

SECTION 11.3.

   Successors and Assigns of Issuer Bound by Indenture      62   

 

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SECTION 11.4.

   Notices and Demands on Issuer, Trustee and Holders of Securities      63   

SECTION 11.5.

   Officers’ Certificates and Opinions of Counsel; Statements to Be Contained Therein      63   

SECTION 11.6.

   Payments Due on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays      64   

SECTION 11.7.

   Conflict of Any Provision of Indenture with Trust Indenture Act of 1939      65   

SECTION 11.8.

   New York Law to Govern      65   

SECTION 11.9.

   Counterparts      65   

SECTION 11.10.

   Effect of Headings      65   

SECTION 11.11.

   Securities in a Foreign Currency      65   

SECTION 11.12.

   Judgment Currency      66   

SECTION 11.13.

   Facsimile and PDF Delivery of Signature Pages      67   

SECTION 11.14.

   USA Patriot Act      67   

SECTION 11.15.

   Force Majeure      67   

ARTICLE 12

   REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES AND SINKING FUNDS      68   

SECTION 12.1.

   Applicability of Article      68   

SECTION 12.2.

   Notice of Full and Partial Redemption; Partial Redemptions      68   

SECTION 12.3.

   Payment of Securities Called for Redemption      69   

SECTION 12.4.

   Exclusion of Certain Securities from Eligibility for Selection for Redemption      70   

SECTION 12.5.

   Mandatory and Optional Sinking Funds      71   

 

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THIS INDENTURE, dated as of June 1, 2012 between UNISYS CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, not in its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Issuer has duly authorized the issue from time to time of its unsubordinated debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to be issued in one or more series (the “Securities”) up to such principal amount or amounts as may from time to time be authorized in accordance with the terms of this Indenture and, to provide, among other things, for the authentication, delivery and administration thereof, the Issuer has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture; and

WHEREAS, all things necessary to make this Indenture a valid indenture and agreement according to its terms have been done.

NOW, THEREFORE:

In consideration of the premises and the purchases of the Securities by the holders thereof, the Issuer and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree for the equal and proportionate benefit of the respective holders from time to time of the Securities as follows:

ARTICLE 1

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.1. Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein


and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term “generally accepted accounting principles” means such accounting principles as are generally accepted at the time of any computation. 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. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular.

Board of Directors” means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act on its behalf.

Board Resolution” means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee.

Business Day” means, with respect to any Security, a day that is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to be closed (a) in the City of New York or (b) if the currency in which the Security is denominated is other than Dollars, the financial center of the country issuing the currency in which the Security is denominated (which, in the case of the Euro, shall be Brussels, Belgium).

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

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 and delivery of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, then the body performing such duties on such date.

Corporate Trust Office” means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association at the date of the execution of this Indenture is located at 45 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

 

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Depositary” means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, the Person designated as Depositary by the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.3 until a successor Depositary shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Depositary” shall mean or include each Person who is then a Depositary hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, “Depositary” as used with respect to the Securities of any such series shall mean the Depositary with respect to the Global Securities of that series.

Dollar” means the coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.

Euro” means the official currency of the member states of the European Union.

Event of Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

Foreign Currency” means a currency issued by the government of a country other than the United States and includes the Euro.

Global Security” means a Security evidencing all or a part of a series of Securities, issued to the Depositary for such series in accordance with Section 2.4, and bearing the legend prescribed in Section 2.4.

Holder”, “holder of Securities”, “Securityholder” or other similar terms mean the person in whose name such Security is registered in the security register kept by or on behalf of the Issuer for that purpose in accordance with the terms hereof.

Indenture” means this instrument as originally executed and delivered or, if amended or supplemented as herein provided, as so amended or supplemented or both, and shall include the forms and terms of particular series of Securities established as contemplated hereunder.

Interest” means, when used with respect to non-interest bearing Securities, interest payable after maturity.

 

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Issuer” means (except as otherwise provided in Article Six) Unisys Corporation and, subject to Article Nine, its successors and assigns.

Issuer Order” means a written statement, request or order of the Issuer signed in its name by the chairman of the Board of Directors, any vice chairman of the Board of Directors, the chief executive officer, the president, any vice president or the treasurer of the Issuer.

Officers’ Certificate” means a certificate signed by two officers of the Issuer, one of whom must be the chief financial officer of the Issuer, and delivered to the Trustee. Each such certificate shall include the statements provided for in Section 11.5.

Opinion of Counsel” means an opinion in writing signed by the general corporate counsel or such other legal counsel who may be an employee of or counsel to the Issuer. Each such opinion shall include the statements provided for in Section 11.5, if and to the extent required thereby.

Original Issue Date” of any Security (or portion thereof) means the earlier of (a) the date of such Security or (b) the date of any Security (or portion thereof) for which such Security was issued (directly or indirectly) on registration of transfer, exchange or substitution.

Original Issue Discount Security” means any Security that 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 5.1.

Outstanding” (except as otherwise provided in Section 6.8), when used with reference to Securities, shall, subject to the provisions of Section 7.4, mean, as of any particular time, all Securities authenticated and delivered by the Trustee under this Indenture, except

(a) Securities theretofore canceled by the Trustee or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation;

(b) Securities, or portions thereof, for the payment or redemption of which moneys or government obligations (as provided for in Section 10.3) in the necessary amount shall have been deposited in trust with the Trustee or with any paying agent (other than the Issuer) or shall have been set aside, segregated and held in trust by

 

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the Issuer for the holders of such Securities (if the Issuer shall act as its own paying agent), provided that if such Securities, or portions thereof, are to be redeemed prior to the maturity thereof, notice of such redemption shall have been given as herein provided, or provision satisfactory to the Trustee shall have been made for giving such notice; and

(c) Securities in substitution for which other Securities shall have been authenticated and delivered, or which shall have been paid, pursuant to the terms of Section 2.9 (except with respect to any such Security as to which proof satisfactory to the Trustee and the Issuer is presented that such Security is held by a person in whose hands such Security is a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Issuer).

In determining whether the Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of any or all series have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver hereunder, the principal amount of an Original Issue Discount Security that shall be deemed to be Outstanding for such purposes shall be the amount of the principal thereof that would be due and payable as of the date of such determination upon a declaration of acceleration of the maturity thereof pursuant to Section 5.1.

Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

principal”, whenever used with reference to the Securities or any Security or any portion thereof, shall be deemed to include “and premium, if any”.

Responsible Officer” when used with respect to the Trustee means any officer within the Corporate Trust Department (or any successor group of the Trustee) with direct responsibility for the administration of this Indenture and also, with respect to a particular matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of such officer’s knowledge and familiarity with the particular subject.

Security” or “Securities” (except as otherwise provided in Section 6.8) has the meaning stated in the first recital of this Indenture, or, as the case may be, Securities that have been authenticated and delivered under this Indenture.

 

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Trustee” means the Person identified as “Trustee” in the first paragraph hereof and, subject to the provisions of Article Six, shall also include any successor trustee.

Trust Indenture Act of 1939” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, as in force at the date as of which this Indenture was originally executed; provided, however, that if the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 is amended, then Trust Indenture Act of 1939 shall mean the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as so amended.

vice president”, when used with respect to the Issuer or the Trustee, means any vice president, whether or not designated by a number or a word or words added before or after the title of “vice president”.

Yield to Maturity” means the yield to maturity on a series of securities, calculated at the time of issuance of such series, or, if applicable, at the most recent redetermination of interest on such series, and calculated in accordance with accepted financial practice.

ARTICLE 2

SECURITIES

SECTION 2.1. Forms Generally. The Securities of each series shall be substantially in such form (not inconsistent with this Indenture) as shall be established by or pursuant to one or more Board Resolutions (as set forth in a Board Resolution or, to the extent established pursuant to rather than set forth in such Board Resolution, an Officers’ Certificate detailing such establishment) 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 imprinted or otherwise reproduced thereon such legend or legends or endorsements, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture, as may be required to comply with any law or with any rules or regulations pursuant thereto, or with any rules of any securities exchange or to conform to general usage, all as may be determined by the officers executing such Securities as evidenced by their execution of the Securities.

 

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The definitive Securities may 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.

SECTION 2.2. Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication. The Trustee’s certificate of authentication on all Securities shall be in substantially the following form:

This is one of the Securities of the series designated herein and referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

 

Dated:

   

WELLS FARGO BANK,

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

    By:  

 

      Authorized Signatory

SECTION 2.3. Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series. The aggregate principal amount of Securities that may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is unlimited.

The Securities may be issued in one or more series. There shall be established in or pursuant to one or more Board Resolutions of the Board of Directors and set forth in a Board Resolution, or to the extent established pursuant to (rather than set forth in) such Board Resolution in an Officers’ Certificate detailing such establishment, and/or established in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the initial issuance of Securities of any series,

(1) the designation of the Securities of the series (which may be part of a series of Securities previously issued);

 

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(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 and transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of the series pursuant to Section 2.8, 2.9, 2.11 or 12.3);

(3) any date on which the principal of, and premium, if any, on the Securities of the series is payable;

(4) the rate or rates at which the Securities of the series shall bear interest, if any, the date or dates from which such interest shall accrue, on which such interest shall be payable and on which a record shall be taken for the determination of Holders to whom interest is payable and/or the method by which such rate or rates or date or dates shall be determined and the basis on which interest shall be calculated if other than a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months;

(5) the place or places where the principal of, and premium, if any, or any interest on Securities of the series shall be payable (if other than as provided in Section 3.2);

(6) the price or prices at which, the period or periods within which and the terms and conditions upon which Securities of the series may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at the option of the Issuer, pursuant to any sinking fund or otherwise;

(7) the obligation, if any, of the Issuer to redeem, purchase or repay Securities of the series pursuant to any mandatory redemption, sinking fund or analogous provisions or at the option of a Holder thereof and the price or prices at which and the period or periods within which and any terms and conditions upon which Securities of the series shall be redeemed, purchased or repaid, in whole or in part, pursuant to such obligation;

(8) if other than denominations of $2,000 and any multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof, the denominations in which Securities of the series shall be issuable;

 

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(9) if other than the principal amount thereof, the portion of the principal amount of Securities of the series which shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the maturity thereof;

(10) the currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units in which the Securities of that series are denominated (including but not limited to Dollars, any Foreign Currency or Euros) and the aggregate principal amount of the series which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture (except for Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration and transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of such series pursuant to this Indenture);

(11) if other than the currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units in which the Securities of that series are denominated, the currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units in which payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Securities of such series shall or may be payable;

(12) if the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Securities of such series are to be payable, at the election of the Issuer or a holder thereof, in a currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units other than that in which the Securities are denominated, the period or periods within which, and the terms and conditions upon which, such election may be made;

(13) if the amount of payments of principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Securities of the series may be determined with reference to an index based on a currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units other than that in which the Securities of the series are denominated, the manner in which such amount shall be determined;

(14) whether the Securities of the series are to be convertible or exchangeable for other securities of the Issuer or any other Person and the terms and conditions thereof;

(15) whether any of the Securities of the series will be issuable as Global Securities;

(16) any addition to, deletion from or change in the Events of Default which applies to any Securities of the series and any change in the right of the Trustee or the requisite Holders of such Securities to declare the principal amount thereof due and payable pursuant to Section 5.1;

 

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(17) any addition to, deletion from or change in the covenants set forth in Article 3 and Article 9 which applies to the Securities of the series;

(18) any trustees, depositaries, authenticating or paying agents, transfer agents or registrars or any other agents with respect to the Securities of such series;

(19) whether the Securities of the series will be guaranteed by any Person or Persons and, if so, the identity of such Person or Persons, the terms and conditions upon which such Securities shall be guaranteed and, if applicable, the terms and conditions upon which such guarantees may be subordinated to other indebtedness of the respective guarantors;

(20) whether the Securities of the series or guarantees will be secured by any collateral and, if so, the terms and conditions upon which such Securities or guarantees shall be secured and, if applicable, upon which such liens may be subordinated to other liens securing other indebtedness of the Issuer or any guarantor;

(21) any listing of the Securities on any securities exchange; and

(22) any other terms of the series (which terms shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture).

SECTION 2.4. Authentication and Delivery of Securities. The Issuer may deliver Securities of any series executed by the Issuer to the Trustee for authentication together with the applicable documents referred to below in this Section, and the Trustee shall thereupon authenticate and deliver such Securities to or upon the order of the Issuer (contained in the Issuer Order referred to below in this Section), or pursuant to such procedures acceptable to the Trustee and to such recipients as may be specified from time to time by an Issuer Order. In authenticating such Securities and accepting the additional responsibilities under this Indenture in relation to such Securities the Trustee shall receive, and (subject to Section 6.1) shall be fully protected in conclusively relying upon:

(1) an Issuer Order requesting such authentication and setting forth delivery instructions if the Securities are not to be delivered to the Issuer;

 

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(2) any Board Resolution, Officers’ Certificate and/or executed supplemental indenture referred to in Sections 2.1 and 2.3 by or pursuant to which the forms and terms of the Securities were established;

(3) an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the form and terms of the Securities stating that the form and terms of the Securities have been established pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 2.3 and comply with this Indenture, and covering such other matters as the Trustee may reasonably request; and

(4) an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that:

(a) the form or forms and terms of such Securities have been established pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 2.3 and comply with this Indenture, and

(b) such Securities when authenticated and delivered by the Trustee and issued by the Issuer in the manner and subject to any conditions specified in such Opinion of Counsel, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Issuer, enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally, general equitable principles (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

The Trustee shall have the right to decline to authenticate and deliver any Securities under this Section if the Trustee, being advised by counsel, determines that such action may not lawfully be taken by the Issuer or if the Trustee in good faith shall determine that such action would expose the Trustee to personal liability to existing Holders.

 

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If the Issuer shall establish pursuant to Section 2.3 that the Securities of a series are to be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, then the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall, in accordance with this Section and the Issuer Order with respect to such series, authenticate and deliver one or more Global Securities that (i) shall represent and shall be denominated in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all of the Securities of such series issued and not yet canceled, (ii) shall be registered in the name of the Depositary for such Global Security or Securities or the nominee of such Depositary, (iii) shall be delivered by the Trustee to such Depositary or pursuant to such Depositary’s instructions and (iv) shall bear a legend substantially to the following effect: “Unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Securities in definitive registered form, this Security may not be transferred except as a whole by the Depositary to the nominee of the Depositary or by a nominee of the Depositary to the Depositary or another nominee of the Depositary or by the Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary or a nominee of such successor Depositary.”

Each Depositary designated pursuant to Section 2.3 must, at the time of its designation and at all times while it serves as Depositary, be a clearing agency registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and any other applicable statute or regulation.

SECTION 2.5. Execution of Securities. The Securities shall be signed on behalf of the Issuer by the chairman of its Board of Directors, any vice chairman of its Board of Directors, its chief executive officer, its president, any vice president or its treasurer. Such signature may be the manual or facsimile signature of the present or any future such officers. The seal of the Issuer may be (but need not be) impressed, affixed, imprinted or otherwise reproduced on the Securities and may be a facsimile thereof. Typographical and other minor errors or defects in any such reproduction of the seal or any such signature shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any Security that has been duly authenticated and delivered by the Trustee.

In case any officer of the Issuer who shall have signed any of the Securities shall cease to be such officer before the Security so signed shall be authenticated and delivered by the Trustee or disposed of by the Issuer, such Security nevertheless may be authenticated and delivered or disposed of as though the person who signed such Security had not ceased to be such officer of the Issuer; and any Security may be signed on behalf of the Issuer by such

 

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persons as, at the actual date of the execution of such Security, shall be the proper officers of the Issuer, although at the date of the execution and delivery of this Indenture any such person was not such an officer.

SECTION 2.6. Certificate of Authentication. Only such Securities as shall bear thereon a certificate of authentication substantially in the form hereinbefore recited, executed by the Trustee by the manual signature of one of its authorized signatories, shall be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose. Such certificate by the Trustee upon any Security executed by the Issuer shall be conclusive evidence that the Security so authenticated has been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder and that the holder is entitled to the benefits of this Indenture.

SECTION 2.7. Denomination and Date of Securities; Payments of Interest. The Securities of each series shall be issuable as registered securities without coupons and in denominations established as contemplated by Section 2.3 or, if not so established, in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Securities of each series shall be numbered, lettered or otherwise distinguished in such manner or in accordance with such plan as the officers of the Issuer executing the same may determine with the approval of the Trustee as evidenced by the execution and authentication thereof.

Each Security shall be dated the date of its authentication. The Securities of each series shall bear interest, if any, from the date, and such interest shall be payable on the dates, established as contemplated by Section 2.3.

The person in whose name any Security of any series is registered at the close of business on any record date applicable to a particular series with respect to any interest payment date for such series shall be entitled to receive the interest, if any, payable on such interest payment date notwithstanding any registration of transfer or exchange of such Security subsequent to the record date and prior to such interest payment date, except if and to the extent the Issuer shall default in the payment of the interest due on such interest payment date for such series, in which case such defaulted interest shall be paid to the persons in whose names Outstanding Securities for such series are registered at the close of

 

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business on a subsequent record date (which shall be not less than five Business Days prior to the date of payment of such defaulted interest) established by notice given by mail by or on behalf of the Issuer to the holders of Securities not less than 15 days preceding such subsequent record date. The term “record date” as used with respect to any interest payment date (except a date for payment of defaulted interest) for the Securities of any series shall mean the date specified as such in the terms of the Securities of such series established as contemplated by Section 2.3.

SECTION 2.8. Registration, Transfer and Exchange. The Issuer will keep or cause to be kept at each office or agency to be maintained for the purpose as provided in Section 3.2 for each series of Securities a register or registers in which, subject to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, it will provide for the registration of Securities of such series and the registration of transfer of Securities of such series. Such register shall be in written form in the English language or in any other form capable of being converted into such form within a reasonable time. At all reasonable times during normal business hours such register or registers shall be open for inspection by the Trustee.

Upon due presentation for registration of transfer of any Security of any series at any such office or agency to be maintained for the purpose as provided in Section 3.2, the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in the name of the transferee or transferees a new Security or Securities of the same series, maturity date, interest rate and Original Issue Date in authorized denominations for a like aggregate principal amount.

At the option of the Holder thereof, Securities of any series (except a Global Security) may be exchanged for a Security or Securities of such series, maturity date, interest rate and Original Issue Date of other authorized denominations and of a like aggregate principal amount, upon surrender of such Securities to be exchanged at the agency of the Issuer which shall be maintained for such purpose in accordance with Section 3.2 and upon payment, if the Issuer shall so require, of the charges hereinafter provided. Whenever any Securities are so surrendered for exchange, the Issuer shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Securities which the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive. All Securities surrendered upon any exchange or registration of transfer provided for in this Indenture shall be promptly canceled and destroyed by the Trustee in accordance with its normal procedures.

 

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All Securities presented for registration of transfer, exchange, redemption or payment shall be duly endorsed by, or be accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to the Issuer and the Trustee duly executed by, the holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

The Issuer or the Trustee may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of Securities. No service charge shall be made for any such transaction.

The Issuer shall not be required to exchange or register a transfer of (a) any Securities of any series for a period of 15 days next preceding the first mailing of notice of redemption of Securities of such series to be redeemed or (b) any Securities selected, called or being called for redemption, in whole or in part, except, in the case of any Security to be redeemed in part, the portion thereof not so to be redeemed.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.8, unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Securities in definitive registered form, a Global Security representing all or a portion of the Securities of a series may not be transferred except as a whole by the Depositary for such series to a nominee of such Depositary or by a nominee of such Depositary to such Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary for such series or a nominee of such successor Depositary.

If at any time the Depositary for any Securities of a series represented by one or more Global Securities notifies the Issuer that it is unwilling or unable to continue as Depositary for such Securities or if at any time the Depositary for such Securities shall no longer be eligible under Section 2.4, the Issuer shall appoint a successor Depositary with respect to such Securities. If a successor Depositary for such Securities is not appointed by the Issuer within 90 days after the Issuer receives such notice or becomes aware of such ineligibility, the Issuer’s election pursuant to Section 2.3 that such Securities be represented by one or more Global Securities shall no longer be effective and the Issuer will execute, and the Trustee, upon receipt of an Issuer Order for the authentication and delivery of definitive Securities of such series, will authenticate and deliver, Securities of such series in

 

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definitive registered form without coupons, in any authorized denominations, in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of the Global Security or Securities representing such Securities in exchange for such Global Security or Securities.

The Issuer may at any time and in its sole discretion determine that the Securities of any series issued in the form of one or more Global Securities shall no longer be represented by a Global Security or Securities. In such event the Issuer will execute, and the Trustee, upon receipt of an Issuer Order for the authentication and delivery of definitive Securities of such series, will authenticate and deliver, Securities of such series in definitive registered form, in any authorized denominations, in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of the Global Security or Securities representing such Securities, in exchange for such Global Security or Securities.

If specified by the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.3 with respect to Securities represented by a Global Security, the Depositary for such Global Security may surrender such Global Security in exchange in whole or in part for Securities of the same series in definitive registered form on such terms as are acceptable to the Issuer and such Depositary. Thereupon, the Issuer shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, without service charge,

(i) to the Person specified by such Depositary a new Security or Securities of the same series, of any authorized denominations as requested by such Person, in an aggregate principal amount equal to and in exchange for such Person’s beneficial interest in the Global Security; and

(ii) to such Depositary a new Global Security in a denomination equal to the difference, if any, between the principal amount of the surrendered Global Security and the aggregate principal amount of Securities authenticated and delivered pursuant to clause (i) above.

Upon the exchange of a Global Security for Securities in definitive registered form, in authorized denominations, such Global Security shall be canceled by the Trustee. Securities in definitive registered form issued in exchange for a Global Security pursuant to this Section 2.8 shall be registered in such names and in such authorized denominations as the

 

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Depositary for such Global Security, pursuant to instructions from its direct or indirect participants or otherwise, shall instruct the Trustee in writing. The Trustee shall deliver such Securities to or as directed by the Persons in whose names such Securities are so registered.

All Securities issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities shall be valid obligations of the Issuer, evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture, as the Securities surrendered upon such registration of transfer or exchange.

SECTION 2.9. Mutilated, Defaced, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities. In case any temporary or definitive Security shall become mutilated, defaced or be destroyed, lost or stolen, the Issuer in its discretion may execute, and upon receipt of an Issuer Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, a new Security of the same series, maturity date, interest rate and Original Issue Date, bearing a number or other distinguishing symbol not contemporaneously outstanding, in exchange and substitution for the mutilated or defaced Security, or in lieu of and substitution for the Security so destroyed, lost or stolen. In every case the applicant for a substitute Security shall furnish to the Issuer and to the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee such security or indemnity as may be required by them to indemnify and defend and to save each of them harmless and, in every case of destruction, loss or theft, evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of such Security and of the ownership thereof.

Upon the issuance of any substitute Security, the Issuer 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. In case any Security which has matured or is about to mature or has been called for redemption in full shall become mutilated or defaced or be destroyed, lost or stolen, the Issuer may instead of issuing a substitute Security, pay or authorize the payment of the same (without surrender thereof except in the case of a mutilated or defaced Security), if the applicant for such payment shall furnish to the Issuer and to the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee such security or indemnity as any of them shall require to save each of them harmless, and, in every case of destruction, loss or theft, the applicant shall also furnish to the Issuer and the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of such Security and of the ownership thereof.

 

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Every substitute Security of any series issued pursuant to the provisions of this Section by virtue of the fact that any such Security is destroyed, lost or stolen shall constitute an additional contractual obligation of the Issuer, whether or not the destroyed, lost or stolen Security shall be at any time enforceable by anyone and shall be entitled to all the benefits of (but shall be subject to all the limitations of rights set forth in) this Indenture equally and proportionately with any and all other Securities of such series duly authenticated and delivered hereunder. All Securities shall be held and owned upon the express condition that, to the extent permitted by law, the foregoing provisions are exclusive with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, defaced or destroyed, lost or stolen Securities and shall preclude any and all other rights or remedies notwithstanding any law or statute existing or hereafter enacted to the contrary with respect to the replacement or payment of negotiable instruments or other securities without their surrender.

SECTION 2.10. Cancellation of Securities; Destruction Thereof. All Securities surrendered for payment, redemption, registration of transfer or exchange, or for credit against any payment in respect of a sinking or analogous fund, if surrendered to the Issuer or any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee, shall be delivered to the Trustee for cancellation or, if surrendered to the Trustee, shall be canceled by it; and no Securities shall be issued in lieu thereof except as expressly permitted by any of the provisions of this Indenture. The Trustee shall dispose of canceled Securities held by it in accordance with its normal procedures. If the Issuer shall acquire any of the Securities, such acquisition shall not operate as a redemption or satisfaction of the indebtedness represented by such Securities unless and until the same are delivered to the Trustee for cancellation.

SECTION 2.11. Temporary Securities. Pending the preparation of definitive Securities for any series, the Issuer may execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver temporary Securities for such series (printed, lithographed, typewritten or otherwise reproduced, in each case in form satisfactory to the Trustee). Temporary Securities of any series shall be issuable as Securities, of any authorized denomination, and substantially in the form of the definitive Securities of such series but with such omissions,

 

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insertions and variations as may be appropriate for temporary Securities of such series, all as may be determined by the Issuer as evidenced by the execution and authentication thereof. Temporary Securities may contain such reference to any provisions of this Indenture as may be appropriate. Every temporary Security shall be executed by the Issuer and be authenticated by the Trustee upon the same conditions and in substantially the same manner, and with like effect, as the definitive Securities. Without unreasonable delay the Issuer shall execute and shall furnish definitive Securities of such series and thereupon temporary Securities of such series may be surrendered in exchange therefor without charge at each office or agency to be maintained by the Issuer for that purpose pursuant to Section 3.2, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange for such temporary Securities of such series a like aggregate principal amount of definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations. Until so exchanged, the temporary Securities of any series shall be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Securities of such series, unless otherwise established pursuant to Section 2.3.

SECTION 2.12. CUSIP Numbers. The Issuer in issuing the Securities may use “CUSIP” numbers (if then generally in use), and, if so, the Trustee shall use “CUSIP” numbers in notices of redemption as a convenience to Holders; provided that the Trustee shall have no liability for any defect in the “CUSIP” numbers as they appear on the any Security, notice or elsewhere, and, provided further 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 a 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 Issuer will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any change in the “CUSIP” numbers.

ARTICLE 3

COVENANTS OF THE ISSUER

SECTION 3.1. Payment of Principal and Interest. The Issuer covenants and agrees for the benefit of each series of Securities that it will duly and punctually pay or cause to be paid the principal of, and interest

 

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on, each of the Securities of such series (together with any additional amounts payable pursuant to the terms of such Securities) at the place or places, at the respective times and in the manner provided in such Securities and in this Indenture. The interest on Securities (together with any additional amounts payable pursuant to the terms of such Securities) shall be payable only to or upon the written order of the Holders thereof and at the option of the Issuer may be paid (i) by mailing checks to or upon the written order of such Holders at their last addresses as they appear on the registry books of the Issuer or (ii) by wire transfer to bank accounts maintained by such Holders.

Notwithstanding any provisions of this Indenture and the Securities of any series to the contrary, if the Issuer and a Holder of any Security so agree or if expressly provided pursuant to Section 2.3, payments of interest on, and any portion of the principal of, such Holder’s Security (other than interest payable at maturity or on any redemption or repayment date or the final payment of principal on such Security) shall be made by the Paying Agent, upon receipt from the Issuer of the immediately available funds by 10:00 a.m., New York City time (or such other time as may be agreed to between the Issuer and the Paying Agent), directly to the Holder of such Security (by Federal funds wire transfer or otherwise) if the Holder has delivered written instructions to the Trustee 15 days prior to such payment date requesting that such payment will be so made and designating the bank account to which such payments shall be so made and in the case of payments of principal surrenders the same to the Trustee in exchange for a Security or Securities aggregating the same principal amount as the unredeemed principal amount of the Securities surrendered. The Trustee shall be entitled to rely on the last instruction delivered by the Holder pursuant to this Section 3.1 unless a new instruction is delivered 15 days prior to a payment date. The Issuer will indemnify and hold each of the Trustee and any Paying Agent harmless against any loss, liability or expense (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) resulting from any act or omission to act on the part of the Issuer or any such Holder in connection with any such agreement or from making any payment in accordance with any such agreement.

SECTION 3.2. Offices for Payments, etc. The Issuer will maintain or cause to be maintained an agency where the Securities of each series may be presented for payment, an agency where the Securities of each series may be presented for exchange as is provided in this Indenture and, if applicable, pursuant to Section 2.3, an agency where the Securities of each series may be presented for registration of transfer as in this Indenture provided.

 

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The Issuer will maintain or cause to be maintained an agency where notices and demands to or upon the Issuer in respect of the Securities of any series or this Indenture may be served. The Issuer will give to the Trustee written notice of the location of each such agency and of any change of location thereof.

In case the Issuer shall fail to maintain any such agency, or shall fail to give such notice of the location or of any change in the location thereof, presentations and demands may be made and notices may be served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee.

The Issuer may from time to time designate one or more agencies where the Securities of a series may be presented for payment, where the Securities of that series may be presented for exchange as provided in this Indenture and pursuant to Section 2.3 and where the Securities of that series may be presented for registration of transfer as in this Indenture provided, and the Issuer may from time to time rescind any such designation, as the Issuer may deem desirable or expedient. The Issuer will give to the Trustee prompt written notice of any such designation or rescission thereof.

SECTION 3.3. Appointment to Fill a Vacancy in Office of Trustee. The Issuer, whenever necessary to avoid or fill a vacancy in the office of Trustee, will appoint, in the manner provided in Section 6.10, a Trustee, so that there shall at all times be a Trustee with respect to each series of Securities hereunder.

SECTION 3.4. Paying Agents. Whenever the Issuer shall appoint a paying agent other than the Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series, it will cause such paying agent to execute and deliver to the Trustee an instrument in which such agent shall agree with the Trustee, subject to the provisions of this Section,

(a) that it will hold all sums received by it as such agent for the payment of the principal of or interest, if any, on the Securities of such series (whether such sums have been paid to it by the Issuer or by any other obligor on the Securities of such series) in trust for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series, or of the Trustee, and

 

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(b) that it will give the Trustee written notice of any failure by the Issuer (or by any other obligor on the Securities of such series) to make any payment of the principal of or interest, if any, on the Securities of such series when the same shall be due and payable.

The Issuer will, on or prior to 10:00 a.m. on each due date of the principal of or interest on the Securities of such series, deposit with the paying agent a sum sufficient to pay such principal or interest so becoming due, and (unless such paying agent is the Trustee) the Issuer will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any failure to take such action.

If the Issuer shall act as its own paying agent with respect to the Securities of any Series, it will, on or before each due date of the principal of or interest on the Securities of such series, set aside, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series a sum sufficient to pay such principal or interest so becoming due. The Issuer will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any failure to take such action.

Anything in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, the Issuer may at any time, for the purpose of obtaining a satisfaction and discharge with respect to one or more or all series of Securities hereunder, or for any other reason, pay or cause to be paid to the Trustee all sums held in trust for any such series by the Issuer or any paying agent hereunder, as required by this Section, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the trusts herein contained.

Anything in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, the agreement to hold sums in trust as provided in this Section is subject to the provisions of Sections 10.4 and 10.5.

SECTION 3.5. Written Statement to Trustee. The Issuer will deliver to the Trustee, within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year, commencing with the fiscal year in which the Securities are first issued, a written statement, signed by two of its officers (which need not comply with Section 11.5), one of whom shall be the principal executive officer, principal accounting officer or principal financial officer of the Issuer, stating that in the course of the performance of their duties as officers of the Issuer they

 

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would normally have knowledge of any default by the Issuer in the performance or fulfillment of any covenant, agreement or condition contained in this Indenture, stating whether or not they have knowledge of any such default and, if so, specifying each such default of which the signers have knowledge and the nature thereof.

SECTION 3.6. Calculation of Original Issue Discount. The Issuer shall file with the Trustee promptly at the end of each calendar year (i) a written notice specifying the amount of original issue discount (including daily rates and accrual periods) accrued on Outstanding Securities as of the end of such year and (ii) such other specific information relating to such original issue discount as may then be relevant under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

ARTICLE 4

SECURITYHOLDERS’ LISTS AND REPORTS BY THE

ISSUER AND THE TRUSTEE

SECTION 4.1. Issuer to Furnish Trustee Information as to Names and Addresses of Securityholders. The Issuer covenants and agrees that it will furnish or cause to be furnished to the Trustee a list in such form as the Trustee may reasonably require of the names and addresses of the holders of the Securities of each series:

(a) semiannually and not more than 15 days after each record date for the payment of interest on such Securities, as hereinabove specified, as of such record date and on dates to be determined pursuant to Section 2.3 for non-interest bearing securities in each year, and

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provided that if and so long as the Trustee shall be the Security registrar for such series, such list shall not be required to be furnished.

SECTION 4.2. Preservation and Disclosure of Securityholders’ Lists. (a) The Trustee shall preserve, in as current a form as is reasonably practicable, all information as to the names and addresses of the holders of each series of Securities (i) contained in the most recent list furnished to it as provided in Section 4.1 or (ii) received by it in the capacity of Security registrar for such series, if so acting. The Trustee may destroy any list furnished to it as provided in Section 4.1 upon receipt of a new list so furnished.

(b) In case three or more holders of Securities (hereinafter referred to as “applicants”) apply in writing to the Trustee and furnish to the Trustee reasonable proof that each such applicant has owned a Security for a period of at least six months preceding the date of such application, and such application states that the applicants desire to communicate with other holders of Securities of a particular series (in which case the applicants must all hold Securities of such series) or with Holders of all Securities with respect to their rights under this Indenture or under such Securities and such application is accompanied by a copy of the form of proxy or other communication which such applicants propose to transmit, then the Trustee shall, within five business days after the receipt of such application, at its election, either

(i) afford to such applicants access to the information preserved at the time by the Trustee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, or

(ii) inform such applicants as to the approximate number of holders of Securities of such series or all Securities, as the case may be, whose names and addresses appear in the information preserved at the time by the Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, and as to the approximate cost of mailing to such Securityholders the form of proxy or other communication, if any, specified in such application.

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applicants, mail to each Securityholder of such series or all Securities, as the case may be, whose name and address appears in the information preserved at the time by the Trustee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section a copy of the form of proxy or other communication which is specified in such request, with reasonable promptness after a tender to the Trustee of the material to be mailed and of payment, or provision for the payment, of the reasonable expenses of mailing; otherwise the Trustee shall be relieved of any obligation or duty to such applicants respecting their application.

(c) Each and every holder of Securities, by receiving and holding the same, agrees with the Issuer and the Trustee that neither the Issuer nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be held accountable by reason of the disclosure of any such information as to the names and addresses of the holders of Securities in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.1 or this Section, 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 subsection (b) of this Section.

SECTION 4.3. Reports by the Issuer. The Issuer covenants to file with the Trustee and the Commission, and transmit to Holders of Securities, such information, documents and reports and such summaries thereof as may be required by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 at the times and in the manner provided pursuant to such Act; provided that any such information, documents or reports which the Issuer may be required to file with the Commission pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 shall be filed with the Trustee within 15 days after the same are required to be filed with the Commission.

SECTION 4.4. Reports by the Trustee. (a) Within 60 days after each May 15th of each year commencing with the first May 15th after the first issuance of Securities pursuant to this Indenture, the Trustee shall transmit to the Securityholders of each series a brief report dated as of such reporting date that complies with Section 313(a) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, if such a report is required pursuant to Section 313(a) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. The Trustee also shall comply with Section 313(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. The Trustee shall also transmit all reports as required by Section 313(c) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

 

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(b) A copy of each such report shall, at the time of such transmission to Securityholders, be furnished to the Issuer and be filed by the Trustee with each stock exchange upon which the Securities of any applicable series are listed and also with the Commission. The Issuer agrees to notify the Trustee in writing with respect to any series when and as the Securities of such series become admitted to trading on any national securities exchange or of any delisting thereof.

ARTICLE 5

REMEDIES OF THE TRUSTEE AND SECURITYHOLDERS

ON EVENT OF DEFAULT

SECTION 5.1. Event of Default Defined; Acceleration of Maturity; Waiver of Default. “Event of Default” with respect to Securities of any series wherever used herein, means each one of the following events which shall have occurred and be continuing (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether 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):

(a) default in the payment of any installment of interest upon any of the Securities of such series as and when the same shall become due and payable, and continuance of such default for a period of 30 days;

(b) default in the payment of all or any part of the principal of, or premium (if any) on, any of the Securities of such series as and when the same shall become due and payable either at maturity, upon redemption, by declaration or otherwise;

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(d) default in the performance, or breach, of any covenant or warranty of the Issuer in respect of the Securities of such series (other than a covenant or warranty in respect of the Securities of such series a default in whose performance or whose breach is elsewhere in this Section specifically dealt with), 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 Issuer by the Trustee or to the Issuer and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such 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;

(e) a court having jurisdiction in the premises shall enter a decree or order for relief in respect of the Issuer in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee or sequestrator (or similar official) of the Issuer or for any substantial part of its property or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and such decree or order shall remain unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days;

(f) the Issuer shall commence a voluntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or consent to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case under any such law, or consent to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee or sequestrator (or similar official) of the Issuer or for any substantial part of its property, or make any general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or

(g) any other Event of Default provided in a supplemental indenture or resolution of the Board of Directors under which such series of Securities is issued or in the form of Security for such series.

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become due and payable, either the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding hereunder by notice in writing to the Issuer (and to the Trustee if given by Securityholders), may declare the entire principal (or, if the Securities of such series are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of such series) of all Securities of such series and the interest accrued thereon, if any, to be due and payable immediately, and upon any such declaration the same shall become immediately due and payable.

The foregoing provisions, however, are subject to the condition that if, at any time after the principal (or, if the Securities are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal as may be specified in the terms thereof) of the Securities of any series shall have been so declared due and payable, and before any judgment or decree for the payment of the moneys due shall have been obtained or entered as hereinafter provided, the Issuer shall pay or shall deposit with the Trustee a sum sufficient to pay all matured installments of interest upon all the Securities of such series and the principal of any and all Securities of such series which shall have become due otherwise than by acceleration (with interest upon such principal and, to the extent that payment of such interest is enforceable under applicable law, on overdue installments of interest, at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in the Securities of such series, to the date of such payment or deposit) and such amount as shall be sufficient to cover reasonable compensation to the Trustee, its agents, attorneys and counsel, and all other reasonable expenses and liabilities incurred, and all reasonable advances made, by the Trustee except as a result of negligence or bad faith, and if any and all Events of Default under the Indenture with respect to the Securities of that series, other than the non-payment of the principal of Securities of that series which shall have become due by acceleration, shall have been cured, waived or otherwise remedied as provided herein — then and in every such case the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of all the Securities of such series then Outstanding, by written notice to the Issuer and to the Trustee, may waive all defaults with respect to such series and rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences, but no such waiver or rescission and annulment shall extend to or shall affect any subsequent default or shall impair any right consequent thereon.

 

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For all purposes under this Indenture, if a portion of the principal of any Original Issue Discount Securities shall have been accelerated and declared due and payable pursuant to the provisions hereof, then, from and after such declaration, unless such declaration has been rescinded and annulled, the principal amount of such Original Issue Discount Securities shall be deemed, for all purposes hereunder, to be such portion of the principal thereof as shall be due and payable as a result of such acceleration, and payment of such portion of the principal thereof as shall be due and payable as a result of such acceleration, together with interest, if any, thereon and all other amounts owing thereunder, shall constitute payment in full of such Original Issue Discount Securities.

SECTION 5.2. Collection of Indebtedness by Trustee; Trustee May Prove Debt. The Issuer covenants that in case (a) default shall be made in the payment of any installment of interest on any of the Securities of any series when such interest shall have become due and payable, and such default shall have continued for a period of 30 days or (b) default shall be made in the payment of all or any part of the principal of any of the Securities of any series when the same shall have become due and payable, whether upon maturity of the Securities of such series or upon any redemption or by declaration or otherwise, then in either such case, upon demand of the Trustee, the Issuer will pay to the Trustee for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series the whole amount that then shall have become due and payable on all Securities of such series for principal or interest, as the case may be (with interest to the date of such payment upon the overdue principal and, to the extent that payment of such interest is enforceable under applicable law, on overdue installments of interest at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in the Securities of such series); and in addition thereto, such further amount as shall be sufficient to cover the costs and expenses of collection, including reasonable compensation to the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, their respective agents, attorneys and counsel, and any expenses and liabilities incurred, and all advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee except as a result of its negligence or bad faith.

In case the Issuer shall fail forthwith to pay such amounts upon such demand, the Trustee, in its own name and as trustee of an express trust, shall be entitled and empowered to institute any action or proceedings at law or in equity for the collection of the sums so due and unpaid, and may prosecute any such action or proceedings to judgment or final decree, and may enforce any such judgment or final decree against the Issuer or other

 

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obligor upon such Securities and collect in the manner provided by law out of the property of the Issuer or other obligor upon such Securities, wherever situated, the moneys adjudged or decreed to be payable.

In case there shall be pending proceedings relative to the Issuer or any other obligor upon the Securities under Title 11 of the United States Code or any other applicable Federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or in case a receiver, assignee or trustee in bankruptcy or reorganization, liquidator, sequestrator or similar official shall have been appointed for or taken possession of the Issuer or its property or such other obligor, or in case of any other comparable judicial proceedings relative to the Issuer or other obligor upon the Securities of any series, or to the creditors or property of the Issuer or such other obligor, the Trustee, irrespective of whether the principal of any Securities 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 pursuant to the provisions of this Section, shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceedings or otherwise:

(a) to file and prove a claim or claims for the whole amount of principal and interest (or, if the Securities of any series are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of such series) owing and unpaid in respect of the Securities of any series, 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 reasonable compensation to the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, and their respective agents, attorneys and counsel, and for reimbursement of all expenses and liabilities incurred, and all advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, except as a result of negligence or bad faith) and of the Securityholders allowed in any judicial proceedings relative to the Issuer or other obligor upon the Securities of any series, or to the creditors or property of the Issuer or such other obligor,

(b) unless prohibited by applicable law and regulations, to vote on behalf of the holders of the Securities of any series in any election of a trustee or a standby trustee in arrangement, reorganization, liquidation or other bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings or person performing similar functions in comparable proceedings, and

 

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(c) to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims, and to distribute all amounts received with respect to the claims of the Securityholders and of the Trustee on their behalf; and any trustee, receiver, or liquidator, custodian or other similar official is hereby authorized by each of the Securityholders to make payments to the Trustee, and, in the event that the Trustee shall consent to the making of payments directly to the Securityholders, to pay to the Trustee such amounts as shall be sufficient to cover reasonable compensation to the Trustee, each predecessor Trustee and their respective agents, attorneys and counsel, and all reasonable expenses and liabilities incurred, and all reasonable advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee except as a result of negligence or bad faith and all other amounts due to the Trustee or any predecessor Trustee pursuant to Section 6.6.

Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the Trustee to authorize or consent to or vote for or accept or adopt on behalf of any Securityholder any plan or reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Securities of any series or the rights of any Holder thereof, or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Securityholder in any such proceeding except, as aforesaid, to vote for the election of a trustee in bankruptcy or similar person.

All rights of action and of asserting claims under this Indenture, or under any of the Securities of any series, may be enforced by the Trustee without the possession of any of the Securities of such series or the production thereof on any trial or other proceedings relative thereto, and any such action or proceedings instituted by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as trustee of an express trust, and any recovery of judgment, subject to the payment of reasonable expenses, disbursements and compensation of the Trustee, each predecessor Trustee and their respective agents and attorneys, shall be for the ratable benefit of the holders of the Securities in respect of which such action was taken.

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which the Trustee shall be a party) the Trustee shall be held to represent all the holders of the Securities in respect to which such action was taken, and it shall not be necessary to make any holders of such Securities parties to any such proceedings.

SECTION 5.3. Application of Proceeds. Any moneys collected by the Trustee pursuant to this Article in respect of any series shall be applied in the following order at the date or dates fixed by the Trustee and, in case of the distribution of such moneys on account of principal or interest, upon presentation of the several Securities in respect of which monies have been collected and stamping (or otherwise noting) thereon the payment, or issuing Securities of such series in reduced principal amounts in exchange for the presented Securities of like series if only partially paid, or upon surrender thereof if fully paid:

FIRST: To the payment of costs and expenses applicable to such series in respect of which monies have been collected, including reasonable compensation to the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee and their respective agents and attorneys and of all reasonable expenses and liabilities incurred, and all reasonable advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee except as a result of negligence or bad faith, and all other amounts due to the Trustees or any predecessor Trustee pursuant to Section 6.6;

SECOND: In case the principal of the Securities of such series in respect of which moneys have been collected shall not have become and be then due and payable, to the payment of interest on the Securities of such series in default in the order of the maturity of the installments of such interest, with interest (to the extent that such interest has been collected by the Trustee) upon the overdue installments of interest at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in such Securities, such payments to be made ratably to the persons entitled thereto, without discrimination or preference;

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whole amount then owing and unpaid upon all the Securities of such series for principal and interest, with interest upon the overdue principal, and (to the extent that such interest has been collected by the Trustee) upon overdue installments of interest at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in the Securities of such series; and in case such moneys shall be insufficient to pay in full the whole amount so due and unpaid upon the Securities of such series, then to the payment of such principal and interest or Yield to Maturity, without preference or priority of principal over interest or Yield to Maturity, or of interest or Yield to Maturity over principal, or of any installment of interest over any other installment of interest, or of any Security of such series over any other Security of such series, ratably to the aggregate of such principal and accrued and unpaid interest or Yield to Maturity; and

FOURTH: To the payment of the remainder, if any, to the Issuer or any other person lawfully entitled thereto.

SECTION 5.4. Suits for Enforcement. In case an Event of Default has occurred, has not been waived and is continuing, the Trustee may in its discretion (but shall not be obligated to) proceed to protect and enforce the rights vested in it by this Indenture by such appropriate judicial proceedings as the Trustee shall deem most effectual to protect and enforce any of such rights, either at law in equity or in bankruptcy or otherwise, whether for the specific enforcement of any covenant or agreement contained in this Indenture or in aid of the exercise of any power granted in this Indenture or to enforce any other legal or equitable right vested in the Trustee by this Indenture or by law.

SECTION 5.5. Restoration of Rights on Abandonment of Proceedings. In case the Trustee shall have proceeded to enforce any right under this Indenture and such proceedings shall have been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or shall have been determined adversely to the Trustee, then and in every such case the Issuer and the Trustee shall be restored respectively to their former positions and rights hereunder, and all rights, remedies and powers of the Issuer, the Trustee and the Securityholders shall continue as though no such proceedings had been taken.

 

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SECTION 5.6. Limitations on Suits by Securityholders. No holder of any Security of any series shall have any right by virtue or by availing of any provision of this Indenture to institute any action or proceeding at law or in equity or in bankruptcy or otherwise upon or under or with respect to this Indenture, or for the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other similar official or for any other remedy hereunder, unless such holder previously shall have given to the Trustee written notice of default and of the continuance thereof, as hereinbefore provided, and unless also the holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then outstanding shall have made written request upon the Trustee to institute such action or proceedings in its own name as trustee hereunder and shall have offered to the Trustee such indemnity satisfactory to it as it may require against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred therein or thereby and the Trustee for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity shall have failed to institute any such action or proceeding and no direction inconsistent with any such action or proceeding and no direction inconsistent with such written request shall have been given to the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.9; it being understood and intended, and being expressly covenanted by the taker and Holder of every Security with every other taker and Holder and the Trustee, that no one or more Holders of Securities of any series shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue or by availing of any provision of this Indenture to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other such Holder of Securities, or to obtain or seek to obtain priority over or preference to any other such Holder or to enforce any right under this Indenture, except in the manner herein provided and for the equal, ratable and common benefit of all Holders of Securities of the applicable series (it being further understood that (subject to Section 6.1) the Trustee shall have no duty to ascertain whether or not such actions or forebearances are unduly prejudicial to such Holders). For the protection and enforcement of the provisions of this Section, each and every Securityholder and the Trustee shall be entitled to such relief as can be given either at law or in equity.

 

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SECTION 5.7. Unconditional Right of Securityholders to Institute Certain Suits. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Indenture and any provision of any Security, the right of any Holder of any Security to receive payment of the principal of and interest on such Security on or after the respective due dates expressed in such Security, or to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such respective dates, shall not be impaired or affected without the consent of such Holder.

SECTION 5.8. Powers and Remedies Cumulative; Delay or Omission Not Waiver of Default. Except as otherwise provided in Section 5.6 and with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, defaced or destroyed, lost or stolen Securities in the last sentence of Section 2.9, no right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the holders of Securities 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.

No delay or omission of the Trustee or of any holder of Securities to exercise any right or power accruing upon any Event of Default occurring and continuing as aforesaid shall impair any such right or power or shall be construed to be a waiver of any such Event of Default or an acquiescence therein; and, subject to Section 5.6, every power and remedy given by this Indenture or by law to the Trustee or to the holders of Securities may be exercised from time to time, and as often as shall be deemed expedient, by the Trustee or by the holders of Securities.

SECTION 5.9. Control by Holders of Securities. The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of any series at the time Outstanding 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 by this Indenture; provided that such direction shall not be otherwise than in accordance with law and the provisions of this Indenture and provided further that (subject to the provisions of Section 6.1) the Trustee shall have the right to decline to follow any such direction if the Trustee, being advised by counsel, shall determine

 

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that the action or proceeding so directed may not lawfully be taken or if the Trustee in good faith shall determine that the action or proceedings so directed would involve the Trustee in personal liability or if the Trustee in good faith shall so determine that the actions or forebearances specified in or pursuant to such direction would be unduly prejudicial to the interests of Holders of the Securities of any series not joining in the giving of said direction, it being understood that (subject to Section 6.1) the Trustee shall have no duty to ascertain whether or not such actions or forebearances are unduly prejudicial to such Holders.

Nothing in this Indenture shall impair the right of the Trustee in its discretion to take any action deemed proper by the Trustee and which is not inconsistent with such direction or directions by Securityholders.

SECTION 5.10. Waiver of Past Defaults. Subject to Section 5.1, prior to the declaration of the acceleration of the maturity of the Securities of any series as provided in Section 5.1, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series at the time Outstanding may on behalf of the Holders of all the Securities of such series waive any past default or Event of Default described in clause (d), (e), (f) or (g) of Section 5.1 with respect to such series and its consequences except a default in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Security affected. In the case of any such waiver, the Issuer, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall be restored to their former positions and rights hereunder, respectively; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Upon any such waiver, such default shall cease to exist and be deemed to have been cured and not to have occurred, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, and not to have occurred 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.

The Issuer may, in the circumstances permitted by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, fix any day as the record date for the purpose of determining the Holders of Securities of any series entitled to give or take any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action, or to vote on any action, authorized or permitted to be given or

 

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taken by Holders of Securities of such series under Section 5.9 or this Section. If not set by the Issuer prior to the first solicitation of a Holder of Securities of such series made by any Person in respect of any such action, or, in the case of any such vote, prior to such vote, the record date for any such action or vote shall be the 30th day (or, if later, the date of the most recent list of Holders required to be provided pursuant to Section 4.1) prior to such first solicitation or vote, as the case may be. With regard to any record date for action to be taken by the Holders of one or more series of Securities, only the Holders of Securities of such series on such date (or their duly designated proxies) shall be entitled to give or take, or vote on, the relevant action.

SECTION 5.11. Trustee to Give Notice of Default. The Trustee shall, within ninety days after the occurrence of a default with respect to the Securities of any series, give notice of all defaults with respect to that series actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to all Holders of then Outstanding Securities of that series, by mailing such notice to such Holders at their addresses as they shall appear in the registry books, unless in each case such defaults shall have been cured before the mailing or publication of such notice (the term “defaults” for the purpose of this Section being hereby defined to mean any event or condition which is, or with notice or lapse of time or both would become, an Event of Default).

SECTION 5.12. Right of Court to Require Filing of Undertaking to Pay Costs. All parties to this Indenture agree, and each Holder of any Security by his acceptance thereof shall be deemed to have agreed, that any court may in its discretion require, 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, suffered or omitted by it as Trustee, the filing by any party litigant in such suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of such suit, and that such court may in its discretion assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, against any party litigant in such suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by such party litigant; but the provisions of this Section shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Trustee, to any suit instituted by any Securityholder or group of Securityholders of any series holding in the aggregate more than 10% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities Outstanding of such series, or to any suit instituted by any Securityholder for the enforcement of the payment of the principal of or interest on any Security on or after the due date expressed in such Security.

 

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ARTICLE 6

CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE

SECTION 6.1. Duties and Responsibilities of the Trustee; During Default; Prior to Default. With respect to the Holders of any series of Securities issued hereunder, the Trustee, prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of a particular series and after the curing or waiving of all Events of Default which may have occurred with respect to such series, undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Indenture. In case an Event of Default actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee with respect to the Securities of a series has occurred (which has not been cured or waived) 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 such person’s own affairs.

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) prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of any series and after the curing or waiving of all such Events of Default with respect to such series which may have occurred:

(i) the duties and obligations of the Trustee with respect to the Securities of any Series shall be determined solely by the express provisions of this Indenture, and the Trustee shall not be liable except for the performance of such duties and obligations as are specifically set forth in this Indenture, and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee; and

 

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(ii) in the absence of bad faith on the part of the Trustee, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon any 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 only to examine the same on their face 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);

(b) the Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer or Responsible Officers of the Trustee, unless it shall be proved that the Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts; and

(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 pursuant to Section 5.9 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.

None of the provisions contained in this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk funds or otherwise incur personal financial liability in the performance of any of its duties or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if, in its opinion, there shall be reasonable ground for believing that the repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such liability is not reasonably assured to it.

 

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SECTION 6.2. Certain Rights of the Trustee. Subject to Section 6.1:

(a) the Trustee may conclusively rely and shall be fully protected in acting or refraining from acting upon any resolution, Officers’ Certificate or any other certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, security or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;

(b) any request, direction, order or demand of the Issuer mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by an Officers’ Certificate (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed); and any resolution of the Board of Directors may be evidenced to the Trustee by a copy thereof certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer;

(c) the Trustee may consult with counsel of its selection (at the expense of the Issuer) who may be counsel to the Issuer and any advice or Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted to be taken by it hereunder in good faith and in accordance with such advice or Opinion of Counsel;

(d) the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the trusts or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request, order or direction of any of the Securityholders pursuant to the provisions of this Indenture, unless such Securityholders shall have offered to the Trustee indemnity satisfactory to it against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred therein or thereby;

(e) 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, rights or powers conferred upon it by this Indenture;

(f) prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default hereunder and after the curing or waiving of all Events of Default, 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, consent, order, approval, appraisal, bond, debenture,

 

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note, security, or other paper or document unless requested in writing so to do by the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of all series affected then outstanding; provided that, if the payment within a reasonable time to the Trustee of the costs, expenses or liabilities likely to be incurred by it in the making of such investigation is, in the opinion of the Trustee, not reasonably assured to the Trustee, the Trustee may require indemnity satisfactory to it against such expenses or liabilities as a condition to proceeding; the reasonable expenses of every such investigation shall be paid by the Issuer or, if paid by the Trustee or any predecessor trustee, shall be repaid by the Issuer upon demand;

(g) 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 not regularly in its employ and the Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any such agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder;

(h) the Trustee shall not be charged with knowledge of any default or Event of Default unless a Responsible Officer of the Trustee (i) has actual knowledge of such Default or Event of Default or (ii) the Trustee has been notified in writing by the Issuer or any Holder of Securities;

(i) in no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for special, indirect, punitive 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;

(j) 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;

 

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(k) the Trustee shall not be required to give any bond or surety in respect of the performance of its powers and duties hereunder; and

(l) the Trustee may request that the Issuer deliver a certificate setting forth the names of individuals and/or titles of officers authorized at such time to take specified actions pursuant to this Indenture.

SECTION 6.3. Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals, Disposition of Securities or Application of Proceeds Thereof. The recitals contained herein and in the Securities, except the Trustee’s certificates of authentication, shall be taken as the statements of the Issuer, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness of the same. The Trustee makes no representation as to the validity or sufficiency of this Indenture or of the Securities. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Issuer of any of the Securities or of the proceeds thereof.

SECTION 6.4. Trustee and Agents May Hold Securities; Collections, etc. The Trustee or any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities with the same rights it would have if it were not the Trustee or such agent and, subject to Sections 6.8 and 6.13, if operative, may otherwise deal with the Issuer and receive, collect, hold and retain collections from the Issuer with the same rights it would have if it were not the Trustee or such agent.

SECTION 6.5. Moneys Held by Trustee. Subject to the provisions of Section 10.5 hereof, all moneys received by the Trustee shall, until used or applied as herein provided, be held in trust for the purposes for which they were received, but need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by mandatory provisions of law. Neither the Trustee nor any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be under any liability for interest on any moneys received by it hereunder.

 

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SECTION 6.6. Compensation and Indemnification of Trustee and Its Prior Claim. The Issuer covenants and agrees to pay to the Trustee from time to time, and the Trustee shall be entitled to, such compensation as agreed to in writing between the Issuer and the Trustee (which shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust) and the Issuer covenants and agrees to pay or reimburse the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee upon its request for all reasonable expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by or on behalf of it in connection with this Indenture (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its counsel and of all agents and other persons not regularly in its employ) except any such expense, disbursement or advance as may arise from its negligence or willful misconduct. The Issuer also covenants to indemnify the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, its officers, directors, employees and agents for, and to hold it, its officers, directors, employees and agents harmless against, any loss, liability or expense incurred without negligence or willful misconduct on its part, arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of this Indenture or the trusts hereunder and its duties hereunder, including the costs and expenses of defending itself against or investigating any claim of liability (whether asserted by the Issuer, or any Holder or any other Person) in the premises. The obligations of the Issuer under this Section to compensate and indemnify the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee and to pay or reimburse the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee for expenses, disbursements and advances shall constitute additional indebtedness hereunder and shall survive the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture and the resignation or removal of the Trustee. Such additional indebtedness shall be a senior claim to that of 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, and the Securities are hereby subordinated to such senior claim.

Whenever the Trustee incurs any fees or expenses (including the fees and expenses of its counsel) in connection with a Default or an Event of Default under Section 5.1 hereof, those fees and expenses are intended to constitute administrative expenses under any bankruptcy law.

As security for the performance of the obligations of the Issuer under this Section, the Trustee shall have a lien prior to the Securities upon all property and funds held or collected by the Trustee as such, except funds held in trust for the payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest, if any, on particular Securities.

 

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The provisions of this Section shall survive the resignation or removal of the Trustee and the termination of this Indenture.

SECTION 6.7. Right of Trustee to Rely on Officers’ Certificate, etc. Subject to Sections 6.1 and 6.2, whenever in the administration of the trusts of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it necessary or desirable that a matter be provided or established prior to taking or suffering or omitting any action hereunder, such matter (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of gross negligence or bad faith on the part of the Trustee, be deemed to be conclusively provided and established by an Officers’ Certificate delivered to the Trustee, and such certificate, in the absence of gross negligence or bad faith on the part of the Trustee, shall be full warrant to the Trustee for any action taken, suffered or omitted by it under the provisions of this Indenture upon the faith thereof.

SECTION 6.8. Qualification of Trustee. If the Trustee has or shall acquire a conflicting interest within the meaning of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Trustee shall either eliminate such interest or resign, to the extent and in the manner provided by, and subject to the provisions of, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 and this Indenture. To the extent permitted by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Trustee shall not be deemed to have conflicting interest by virtue of being a trustee under this Indenture with respect to Securities of more than one series.

SECTION 6.9. Persons Eligible for Appointment as Trustee. The Trustee for each series of Securities hereunder shall at all times be a corporation organized and doing business under the laws of the United States of America or of any state or the District of Columbia (or a Person permitted to act as trustee by the Commission) having a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000, and which is authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers and is subject to supervision or examination by Federal, state or District of Columbia authority. Such corporation or Person shall have a place of business in The City of New York if there be such a corporation or Person in such location willing to act upon reasonable and customary terms and conditions. If such corporation or Person publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements

 

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of the aforesaid supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section, the combined capital and surplus of such corporation or Person shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. Such corporation or Person shall not be and shall represent that it is not an obligor on the Securities or a person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such obligor. In case at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the Trustee shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect specified in Section 6.10.

SECTION 6.10. Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor Trustee. (a) The Trustee, or any trustee or trustees hereafter appointed, may at any time resign with respect to one or more or all series of Securities by giving written notice of resignation to the Issuer and, if required by applicable law or regulations, by mailing notice of such resignation to the Holders of then Outstanding Securities of each series affected at their addresses as they shall appear on the registry books. Upon receiving such notice of resignation, the Issuer shall promptly appoint a successor trustee or trustees with respect to the applicable series by written instrument in duplicate, executed by authority of the Board of Directors, one copy of which instrument shall be delivered to the resigning Trustee and one copy to the successor trustee or trustees. If no successor trustee shall have been so appointed with respect to any series and have accepted appointment within 30 days after the mailing of such notice of resignation, the resigning trustee may petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor trustee, at the expense of the Issuer, or any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security or Securities of the applicable series for at least six months may, subject to the provisions of Section 5.12, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any such court for the appointment of a successor trustee. Such court may thereupon, after such notice, if any, as it may deem proper and prescribe, appoint a successor trustee.

(b) In case at any time any of the following shall occur:

(i) the Trustee shall fail to comply with the provisions of Section 6.8 with respect to any series of Securities after written request therefor by the Issuer or by any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security or Securities of such series for at least six months; or

 

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(ii) the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.9 and shall fail to resign after written request therefor by the Issuer or by any Securityholder; or

(iii) the Trustee shall become incapable of acting with respect to any series of Securities, or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent, or a receiver or liquidator 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, the Issuer may remove the Trustee with respect to the applicable series of Securities and appoint a successor trustee for such series by written instrument, in duplicate, executed by order of the Board of Directors of the Issuer, one copy of which instrument shall be delivered to the Trustee so removed and one copy to the successor trustee, or, subject to the provisions of Section 5.12, any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security or Securities 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 removal of the Trustee and the appointment of a successor trustee with respect to such series. Such court may thereupon, after such notice, if any, as it may deem proper and prescribe, remove the Trustee and appoint a successor trustee.

(c) The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time outstanding may at any time remove the Trustee with respect to Securities of such series and appoint a successor trustee with respect to the Securities of such series by delivering to the Trustee so removed, to the successor trustee so appointed and to the Issuer the evidence provided for in Section 7.1 of the action in that regard taken by the Securityholders.

(d) Any resignation or removal of the Trustee with respect to any series and any appointment of a successor trustee with respect to such series pursuant to any of the provisions of this Section 6.10 shall become effective upon acceptance of appointment by the successor trustee as provided in Section 6.11.

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(f) Upon appointment of any successor Trustee, all fees, charges and expenses of the retiring Trustee shall be paid.

SECTION 6.11. Acceptance of Appointment by Successor Trustee. Any successor trustee appointed as provided in Section 6.10 shall execute and deliver to the Issuer and to its predecessor trustee an instrument accepting such appointment hereunder, and thereupon the resignation or removal of the predecessor trustee with respect to all or any applicable series shall become effective and such successor trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all rights, powers, duties and obligations with respect to such series of its predecessor hereunder, with like effect as if originally named as trustee for such series hereunder; but, nevertheless, on the written request of the Issuer or of the successor trustee, upon payment of its charges then unpaid, the trustee ceasing to act shall, subject to Section 10.5, pay over to the successor trustee all moneys at the time held by it hereunder and shall execute and deliver an instrument which, subject to Section 6.6, need not include an indemnity by the Issuer, transferring to such successor trustee all such rights, powers, duties and obligations. Upon request of any such successor trustee, the Issuer shall execute any and all instruments in writing for more fully and certainly vesting in and confirming to such successor trustee all such rights and powers. Any trustee ceasing to act shall, nevertheless, retain a prior claim upon all property or funds held or collected by such trustee to secure any amounts then due it pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.6.

If a successor trustee is appointed with respect to the Securities of one or more (but not all) series, the Issuer, the predecessor Trustee and each successor trustee with respect to the Securities of any applicable series shall execute and deliver an indenture supplemental hereto which shall contain such provisions as shall be deemed necessary or desirable to confirm that all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the predecessor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series as to which the predecessor Trustee is not retiring shall continue to be vested in the predecessor Trustee, and 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 under separate indentures.

 

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No successor trustee with respect to any series of Securities shall accept appointment as provided in this Section 6.11 unless at the time of such acceptance such successor trustee shall be qualified under the provisions of Section 6.8 and eligible under the provisions of Section 6.9.

Upon acceptance of appointment by any successor trustee as provided in this Section 6.11, the Issuer shall mail notice thereof to the Holders of Securities of each series affected, by mailing such notice to such Holders at their addresses as they shall appear on the registry books. If the acceptance of appointment is substantially contemporaneous with the resignation, then the notice called for by the preceding sentence may be combined with the notice called for by Section 6.10. If the Issuer fails to mail such notice within ten days after acceptance of appointment by the successor trustee, the successor trustee shall cause such notice to be mailed at the expense of the Issuer.

SECTION 6.12. Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business of Trustee. 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 the corporate trust business of the Trustee, shall be the successor of the Trustee and all other appointments hereunder; provided, that such corporation shall be qualified under the provisions of Section 6.8 and eligible under the provisions of Section 6.9 without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto, anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding.

In case at the time such successor to the Trustee shall succeed to the trusts created by this Indenture any of the Securities of any series shall have been authenticated but not delivered, any such successor to the Trustee may adopt the certificate of authentication of any predecessor Trustee and deliver such Securities so authenticated; and, in case at that time any of the Securities of any series shall not have been authenticated, any successor to the Trustee may authenticate such Securities either in the name of any predecessor hereunder or in the name of the successor Trustee; and in all such cases such certificate shall have the full force which it has anywhere in the Securities of such series or in this Indenture provided that the certificate of the Trustee shall have; provided, that the right to adopt the certificate of

 

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authentication of any predecessor Trustee or to authenticate Securities of any series in the name of any predecessor Trustee shall apply only to its successor or successors by merger, conversion or consolidation.

SECTION 6.13. Preferential Collection of Claims Against the Issuer. If the Trustee shall be or shall become a creditor, directly or indirectly, secured or unsecured, of the Issuer (or any other obligor upon the securities), the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 regarding the collection of claims against the Issuer (or any such other obligor).

ARTICLE 7

CONCERNING THE SECURITYHOLDERS

SECTION 7.1. Evidence of Action Taken by Securityholders. Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided by this Indenture to be given or taken by a specified percentage in principal amount of the Securityholders of any or all series may be embodied in and evidenced by one or more instruments of substantially similar tenor signed by such specified percentage of Securityholders in person or by agent duly appointed in writing; and, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, such action shall become effective when such instrument or instruments are delivered to the Trustee. Proof of execution of any instrument or of a writing appointing any such agent shall be sufficient for any purpose of this Indenture and (subject to Sections 6.1 and 6.2) conclusive in favor of the Trustee and the Issuer, if made in the manner provided in this Article.

SECTION 7.2. Proof of Execution of Instruments and of Holding of Securities. Subject to Sections 6.1 and 6.2, the execution of any instrument by a Securityholder or his agent or proxy may be proved by the Security register or by a certificate of the Security registrar.

 

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SECTION 7.3. Holders to be Treated as Owners. The Issuer, the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee may deem and treat the person in whose name any Security shall be registered upon the Security register for such series as the absolute owner of such Security (whether or not such Security shall be overdue and notwithstanding any notation of ownership or other writing thereon) for the purpose of receiving payment of or on account of the principal of and, subject to the provisions of this Indenture, interest on such Security and for all other purposes; and neither the Issuer nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary. All such payments so made to any such person, or upon his order, shall be valid, and, to the extent of the sum or sums so paid, effectual to satisfy and discharge the liability for moneys payable upon any such Security.

SECTION 7.4. Securities Owned by Issuer Deemed Not Outstanding. In determining whether the Holders of the requisite aggregate principal amount of Outstanding Securities of any or all series have concurred in any direction, consent or waiver under this Indenture, Securities which are owned by the Issuer or any other obligor on the Securities with respect to which such determination is being made or by any person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with the Issuer or any other obligor on the Securities with respect to which such determination is being made shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding for the purpose of any such determination, except that for the purpose of determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in conclusively relying on any such direction, consent or waiver only Securities which a Responsible Officer of the Trustee knows are 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 the pledgee’s right so to act with respect to such Securities and that the pledgee is not the Issuer or any other obligor upon the Securities or any person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with the Issuer or any other obligor on the Securities by delivering to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and Opinion of Counsel to such effect. In case of a dispute as to such right, the advice of counsel shall be full protection in respect of any decision made by the Trustee in accordance with such advice. Upon request of the Trustee, the Issuer shall furnish to the Trustee promptly an Officers’ Certificate listing and identifying all Securities, if any, known by the Issuer to be owned or held by or for the

 

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account of any of the above-described persons; and, subject to Sections 6.1 and 6.2, the Trustee shall be entitled to accept such Officers’ Certificate as conclusive evidence of the facts therein set forth and of the fact that all Securities not listed therein are Outstanding for the purpose of any such determination.

SECTION 7.5. Right of Revocation of Action Taken. At any time prior to (but not after) the evidencing to the Trustee, as provided in Section 7.1, of the taking of any action by the Holders of the percentage in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of any or all series, as the case may be, specified in this Indenture in connection with such action, any Holder of a Security the serial number of which is shown by the evidence to be included among the serial numbers of the Securities the Holders of which have consented to such action may, by filing written notice at the Corporate Trust Office and upon proof of holding as provided in this Article, revoke such action so far as concerns such Security. Except as aforesaid any such action taken by the Holder of any Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders and owners of such Security and of any Securities issued in exchange or substitution therefor, irrespective of whether or not any notation in regard thereto is made upon any such Security. Any action taken by the Holders of the percentage in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of any or all series, as the case may be, specified in this Indenture in connection with such action shall be conclusively binding upon the Issuer, the Trustee and the Holders of all the Securities affected by such action.

ARTICLE 8

SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

SECTION 8.1. Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Securityholders. The Issuer, when authorized by a resolution of its Board of Directors, and the Trustee may from time to time and at any time enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental hereto (which shall conform to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as in force at the date of the execution thereof) for one or more of the following purposes:

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(b) to evidence the succession of another corporation to the Issuer, or successive successions, and the assumption by the successor corporation of the covenants, agreements and obligations of the Issuer pursuant to Article Nine;

(c) 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, pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.11;

(d) to add to the covenants of the Issuer for the benefit of the Holders of all or any series of Securities (and if such covenants are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities stating that such covenants are expressly being included solely for the benefit of such series) or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Issuer;

(e) to add any additional Events of Default with respect to all or any series of Securities (and, if such Event of Default is applicable to less than all series of Securities, specifying the series to which such Event of Default is applicable);

(f) to cure any ambiguity or to correct or supplement any provision contained herein or in any supplemental indenture which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provision contained herein or in any supplemental indenture; or to make such other provisions in regard to matters or questions arising under this Indenture or under any supplemental indenture as the Board of Directors may deem necessary or desirable and which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of the Securities;

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effective only when there is no Security Outstanding of any series created prior to the execution of such supplemental indenture which is adversely affected by such change in or elimination of such provision;

(h) to add guarantees in respect of all or any series of Securities under this Indenture, and to evidence the release and discharge of any guarantor from its obligations under its guarantee of all or any series of Securities and its obligations under this Indenture in accordance with the terms of this Indenture;

(i) to conform the text of this Indenture and the terms of any Securities to the “Description of the Debt Securities” in an applicable registration statement or the comparable provisions in the applicable prospectus supplement to the extent the “Description of the Debt Securities” in such applicable registration statement or such comparable provision in such prospectus supplement was intended to be a verbatim recitation of a provision of this Indenture or Securities, which intent may be evidenced by an Officers’ Certificate to that effect;

(j) to comply with the requirements of the Commission in order to effect or maintain the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939; and

(k) to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 2.1 and 2.3.

The Trustee is hereby authorized to join with the Issuer in the execution of any such supplemental indenture, to make any further appropriate agreements and stipulations which may be therein contained and to accept the conveyance, transfer, assignment, mortgage or pledge of any property thereunder, but the Trustee 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.

Any supplemental indenture authorized by the provisions of this Section may be executed without the consent of the Holders of any of the Securities at the time outstanding, notwithstanding any of the provisions of Section 8.2.

 

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SECTION 8.2. Supplemental Indentures With Consent of Securityholders. With the consent (evidenced as provided in Article Seven) of the Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding of all series affected by such supplemental indenture (voting as one class), the Issuer, when authorized by a resolution of its Board of Directors, and the Trustee may, from time to time and at any time, enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental hereto (which shall conform to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as in force at the date of execution thereof) for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of this Indenture or of any supplemental indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series; provided, that no such supplemental indenture shall (a) extend the final maturity of any Security, or reduce the principal amount thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, or reduce any amount payable on redemption thereof, or make the principal thereof (including any amount in respect of original issue discount), or interest or premium thereon payable in any coin or currency other than that provided in the Securities or in accordance with the terms thereof, or reduce the amount of the principal of an Original Issue Discount Security that would be due and payable upon an acceleration of the maturity thereof pursuant to Section 5.1 or the amount thereof provable in bankruptcy pursuant to Section 5.2, or impair or affect the right of any Securityholder to institute suit for the payment thereof or, if the Securities provide therefor, any right of repayment at the option of the Securityholder without the consent of the Holder of each Security so affected, or (b) reduce the aforesaid percentage of Securities of any series, the consent of the Holders of which is required for any such supplemental indenture, without the consent of the Holders of each Security so affected.

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 Holders of Securities of such series, with respect to such covenant or provision, shall be deemed not to affect the rights under this Indenture of the Holders of Securities of any other series.

Upon the request of the Issuer, accompanied by a copy of a resolution of the Board of Directors certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer authorizing the execution of any such supplemental indenture, and upon the filing with the Trustee of evidence of the consent of Securityholders as aforesaid and other documents, if any, required by Section 7.1,

 

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the Trustee shall join with the Issuer in the execution of such supplemental indenture unless such supplemental indenture affects the Trustee’s own rights, duties or immunities under this Indenture or otherwise, in which case the Trustee may in its discretion, but shall not be obligated to, enter into such supplemental indenture.

It shall not be necessary for the consent of the Securityholders under this Section to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such consent shall approve the substance thereof.

Promptly after the execution by the Issuer and the Trustee of any supplemental indenture pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the Issuer shall mail a notice thereof to the Holders of then Outstanding Securities of each series affected thereby, by mailing a notice thereof by first-class mail to such Holders at their addresses as they shall appear on the Security register. Any failure of the Issuer to mail such notice, or any defect therein, shall not, however, in any way impair or affect the validity of any such supplemental Indenture.

SECTION 8.3. Effect of Supplemental Indenture. Upon the execution of any supplemental indenture pursuant to the provisions hereof, this Indenture shall be and be deemed to be modified and amended in accordance therewith and the respective rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities under this Indenture of the Trustee, the Issuer and the Holders of Securities of each series affected thereby shall thereafter be determined, exercised and enforced hereunder subject in all respects to such modifications and amendments, and all the terms and conditions of any such supplemental indenture shall be and be deemed to be part of the terms and conditions of this Indenture for any and all purposes.

SECTION 8.4. Documents to Be Given to Trustee. The Trustee shall, in addition to the documents required by Section 11.5 hereof, receive an Opinion of Counsel as conclusive evidence that any supplemental indenture executed pursuant to this Article 8 complies with the applicable provisions of this Indenture and stating that the supplemental indenture is authorized by the Indenture and is the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Issuer, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium

 

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and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally, general equitable principles (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

SECTION 8.5. Notation on Securities in Respect of Supplemental Indentures. Securities of any series authenticated and delivered after the execution of any supplemental indenture pursuant to the provisions of this Article may bear a notation in form approved by the Trustee upon advice of counsel for such series as to any matter provided for by such supplemental indenture or as to any action taken at any such meeting. If the Issuer or the Trustee shall so determine, new Securities of any series so modified as to conform, in the opinion of the Trustee (as to form) and the Board of Directors (as to form and substance), to any modification of this Indenture contained in any such supplemental indenture may be prepared by the Issuer, authenticated by the Trustee and delivered in exchange for the Securities of such series then outstanding.

ARTICLE 9

CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, SALE OR CONVEYANCE

SECTION 9.1. Issuer May Consolidate, etc., on Certain Terms. The Issuer covenants that it will not merge or consolidate with any other corporation or sell or convey all or substantially all of its assets to any Person, unless (i) either the Issuer shall be the continuing corporation, or the successor corporation or the Person which acquires by sale or conveyance substantially all the assets of the Issuer (if other than the Issuer) shall be a corporation or entity organized under the laws of the United States of America or any state thereof and shall expressly assume the due and punctual payment of the principal of and interest, if any, on all the Securities, according to their tenor, and the due and punctual performance and observance of all of the covenants and conditions of this Indenture to be performed or observed by the Issuer, by supplemental indenture satisfactory to the Trustee, executed and delivered to the Trustee by such corporation or entity, and (ii) the Issuer or such successor corporation or entity, as the case may be, shall not, immediately after such merger or consolidation, or such sale or conveyance, be in default in the performance of any such covenant or condition.

 

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SECTION 9.2. Successor Issuer Substituted. In case of any such consolidation, merger, sale or conveyance, and following such an assumption by the successor corporation, such successor corporation shall succeed to and be substituted for the Issuer, with the same effect as if it had been named herein. Such successor corporation may cause to be signed, and may issue either in its own name or in the name of the Issuer prior to such succession any or all of the Securities issuable hereunder, which theretofore shall not have been signed by the Issuer and delivered to the Trustee; and, upon the order of such successor corporation instead of the Issuer and subject to all the terms, conditions and limitations in this Indenture prescribed, the Trustee shall authenticate and shall deliver any Securities, which previously shall have been signed and delivered by the officers of the Issuer to the Trustee for authentication, and any Securities, which such successor corporation thereafter shall cause to be signed and delivered to the Trustee for that purpose. All of the Securities so issued, shall in all respects have the same legal rank and benefit under this Indenture as the Securities theretofore or thereafter issued in accordance with the terms of this Indenture as though all of such Securities had been issued at the date of the execution hereof.

In case of any such consolidation, merger, sale, lease or conveyance such changes in phraseology and form (but not in substance) may be made in the Securities thereafter to be issued as may be appropriate.

In the event of any such sale or conveyance (other than a conveyance by way of lease) the Issuer or any successor corporation which shall theretofore have become such in the manner described in this Article shall be discharged from all obligations and covenants under this Indenture and the Securities and may be liquidated and dissolved.

SECTION 9.3. Opinion of Counsel to Trustee. The Trustee shall, in addition to the documents required by Section 11.5 hereof, receive an Opinion of Counsel as conclusive evidence that any such consolidation, merger, sale, lease or conveyance, and any such assumption, and any such liquidation or dissolution, complies with this Article 9 and the applicable provisions of this Indenture.

 

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ARTICLE 10

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE;

UNCLAIMED MONEYS

SECTION 10.1. Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture. This Indenture shall cease to be of further effect with respect to any series of Securities (except as to any surviving rights of conversion or registration of transfer or exchange of Securities of such series expressly provided for herein or in the form of Security for such series), and the Trustee, on demand of and at the expense of the Issuer, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture as to such series, when

(1) either

(A) all Securities of that series theretofore authenticated and delivered (other than (i) Securities of such series which have been destroyed, lost or stolen and which have been replaced or paid as provided in Section 2.9, and (ii) Securities of such series for whose payment money has theretofore been deposited in trust or segregated and held in trust by the Issuer and thereafter repaid to the Issuer or discharged from such trust, as provided in Section 10.5) have been delivered to the Trustee canceled or for cancellation; or

(B) all such Securities of that series not theretofore delivered to the Trustee canceled or for cancellation

(i) have become due and payable, or

(ii) will become due and payable at their stated maturity within one year, or

(iii) 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 Issuer,

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amount, which shall be immediately due and payable, sufficient to pay and discharge the entire indebtedness on such Securities not theretofore delivered to the Trustee canceled or for cancellation, for principal (and premium, if any) and interest, 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 Issuer has paid or caused to be paid all other sums payable hereunder by the Issuer with respect to the Securities of such series; and

(3) the Issuer 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 with respect to the Securities of such series have been complied with.

SECTION 10.2. Application of Trust Money. All money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 10.1 or Section 10.3 shall be held in trust and applied by it, in accordance with the provisions of the series of Securities in respect of which it was deposited and this Indenture, to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Issuer acting as its own Paying Agent), to the Persons entitled thereto, of the principal (and premium, if any) and interest for whose payment such money has been deposited with the Trustee; but such money need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.

SECTION 10.3. Defeasance Upon Deposit of Funds or Government Obligations. Unless pursuant to Section 2.3 provision is made that this Section 10.3 shall not be applicable to the Securities of any series, at the Issuer’s option, either (a) the Issuer shall be deemed to have been Discharged (as defined below) from its obligations with respect to any series of Securities on and after the date the applicable conditions set forth below have been satisfied or (b) the Issuer shall cease to be under any obligation to comply with any term, provision or condition set forth in Section 9.3 (and any other Sections applicable to such Securities that are determined pursuant to Section 2.3 to be subject to this provision) and the occurrence of any event specified in Section 5.1(d) and Section 5.1(g) shall be deemed not to be or result in an Event of Default, in each case with respect to any series of Securities on and after the date the applicable conditions set forth below have been satisfied:

 

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(1) the Issuer shall have deposited or caused to be deposited irrevocably with the Trustee as trust funds in trust, specifically pledged as security for, and dedicated solely to, the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series (i) money in an amount, or (ii) the equivalent in securities of the government which issued the currency in which the Securities of such series are denominated or securities issued by government agencies backed by the full faith and credit of such government, which through the payment of interest and principal in respect thereof in accordance with their terms will provide, not later than one day before the due date of any payment, money in an amount, or (iii) a combination of (i) and (ii), sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants to pay and discharge each installment of principal (including mandatory sinking fund payments) and any premium of, interest on and any repurchase obligations with respect to the outstanding securities of such series on the dates such installments of interest or principal or repurchase obligations are due;

(2) no Event of Default or event (including such deposit) which with notice or lapse of time would become an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of such series shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such deposit; and

(3) the Issuer shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that Holders of the Securities of such series will not recognize income, gain or loss for Federal income tax purposes as a result of the Issuer’s exercise of its option under this Section 10.3 and will be subject to Federal income tax on the same amount and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such option had not been exercised.

The term “Discharged” means that the Issuer shall be deemed to have paid and discharged the entire indebtedness represented by, and obligations under, the Securities of such series and to have satisfied all the obligations under this Indenture relating to the Securities of such series (and the Trustee, at the expense of the Issuer, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging the same), except (A) the rights of Holders of Securities to receive, from the trust fund described in Subsection (1) above, payment of the principal and any premium of and any interest on such Securities when such payments are due; (B)

 

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the Issuer’s obligations with respect to such Securities under Sections 2.8, 2.9, 3.2, 3.4, 6.6 and 10.2; and (C) the rights, powers, trusts, duties and immunities of the Trustee hereunder (including, without limitation, its rights under Section 6.6 hereunder).

SECTION 10.4. Repayment of Moneys Held by Paying Agent. In connection with the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture with respect to Securities of any series, all moneys then held by any paying agent under the provisions of this Indenture with respect to such series of Securities shall, upon demand of the Issuer, be repaid to it or paid to the Trustee and thereupon such paying agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such moneys.

SECTION 10.5. Return of Moneys Held by Trustee and Paying Agent Unclaimed for Two Years. Any moneys deposited with or paid to the Trustee or any paying agent, or then held by the Issuer in trust, for the payment of the principal of or interest on any Security of any series and not applied but remaining unclaimed for two years after the date upon which such principal or interest shall have become due and payable, shall, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of applicable escheat or abandoned or unclaimed property law (as advised by counsel, pursuant to Section 6.2), be repaid to the Issuer by the Trustee for such series or such paying agent upon the written request of the Issuer, or, if then held by the Issuer, shall be discharged from such trust, and the Holder of the Security of such series shall, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of applicable escheat or abandoned or unclaimed property laws, thereafter look only to the Issuer for any payment which such Holder may be entitled to collect, and all liability of the Trustee or any paying agent with respect to such moneys shall thereupon cease.

SECTION 10.6. Reinstatement. If the Trustee is unable to apply any money in accordance with Sections 10.2 or 10.3, as the case may be, by reason of any legal proceeding or by reason of order or judgment of any court or governmental authority enjoining, restraining or otherwise prohibiting such application, the Issuer’s obligations under this Indenture and the Securities shall be revived and reinstated as though no deposit had occurred pursuant to Section 10.2 or 10.3, as the case may be, until such time as the Trustee is

 

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permitted to apply all such money in accordance with Section 10.2 or 10.3, as the case may be; provided, however, that if the Issuer has made payment of principal of, or interest on any Securities because of the reinstatement of its obligations, the Issuer shall be subrogated to the rights of Holders of such Securities to receive such payment from money held by the Trustee.

ARTICLE 11

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SECTION 11.1. Incorporators, Stockholders, Officers and Directors of Issuer Exempt from Individual Liability. No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in this Indenture, or in any Security, or because of any indebtedness evidenced thereby, shall be had against any incorporator, as such, or against any past, present or future stockholder, officer or director, as such, of the Issuer or of any successor, either directly or through the Issuer or any successor, under any rule of law, statute or constitutional provision or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding or otherwise, all such liability being expressly waived and released by the acceptance of the Securities by the Holders thereof and as part of the consideration for the issue of the Securities.

SECTION 11.2. Provisions of Indenture for the Sole Benefit of Parties and Holders of Securities. Nothing in this Indenture or in the Securities, expressed or implied, shall give or be construed to give to any person, firm or corporation, other than the parties hereto and their successors and the Holders of the Securities any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Indenture or under any covenant or provision herein contained, all such covenants and provisions being for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their successors and of the Holders of the Securities.

SECTION 11.3. Successors and Assigns of Issuer Bound by Indenture. All the covenants, stipulations promises and agreements in this Indenture contained by or on behalf of the Issuer shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

 

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SECTION 11.4. Notices and Demands on Issuer, Trustee and Holders of Securities. Any notice or demand which by any provision of this Indenture is required or permitted to be given or served by the Trustee or by the Holders of Securities to or on the Issuer may be given or served by being deposited postage prepaid, first-class mail (except as otherwise specifically provided herein) addressed (until another address of the Issuer is filed by the Issuer with the Trustee) to Unisys Corporation, 801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422, Attention: General Counsel. Any notice, direction, request or demand by the Issuer or any holder of Securities to or upon the Trustee shall be deemed to have been sufficiently given or made, for all purposes, if given or made at the Corporate Trust Office.

In case, by reason of the suspension of or irregularities in regular mail service, it shall be impracticable to mail notice to the Issuer 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 reasonably satisfactory to the Issuer shall be deemed to be a sufficient giving of such notice.

SECTION 11.5. Officers’ Certificates and Opinions of Counsel; Statements to Be Contained Therein. Upon any application or demand by the Issuer to the Trustee to take any action under any of the provisions of this Indenture, the Issuer shall furnish to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate stating that all conditions precedent provided for in this Indenture relating to the proposed action have been complied with and an Opinion of Counsel stating that in the opinion of such counsel such action is authorized or permitted by this Indenture and that all such conditions precedent have been complied with.

Each certificate or opinion provided for in this Indenture and delivered to the Trustee with respect to compliance with a condition or covenant provided for in this Indenture shall include (a) a statement that the person making such certificate or opinion has read such covenant or condition, (b) a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination

 

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or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based, (c) a statement that, in the opinion of such person, 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 (d) a statement as to whether or not, in the opinion of such person, such condition or covenant has been complied with.

Any certificate, statement or opinion of an officer of the Issuer may be based, insofar as it relates to legal matters, upon a certificate or opinion of or representations by counsel, unless such officer knows that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to the matters upon which his certificate, statement or opinion may be based as aforesaid are erroneous, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know that the same are erroneous. Any certificate, statement or opinion of counsel may be based, insofar as it relates to factual matters, information with respect to which is in the possession of the Issuer, upon the certificate, statement or opinion of or representations by an officer or officers of the Issuer, unless such counsel knows that the certificate, statement or opinion or representations with respect to the matters upon which his certificate, statement or opinion may be based as aforesaid are erroneous, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know that the same are erroneous.

Any certificate, statement or opinion of an officer of the Issuer or of counsel may be based, insofar as it relates to accounting matters, upon a certificate or opinion of or representations by an accountant or firm of accountants in the employ of the Issuer, unless such officer or counsel, as the case may be, knows that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to the accounting matters upon which his certificate, statement or opinion may be based as aforesaid are erroneous, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know that the same are erroneous.

Any certificate or opinion of any independent firm of public accountants filed with the Trustee shall contain a statement that such firm is independent.

SECTION 11.6. Payments Due on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. If the date of maturity of interest, if any, on or principal of the Securities of any series or the date fixed for redemption or repayment of any such Security shall not be a Business Day, then payment of

 

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interest or principal need not be made on such date, but may be made on the next succeeding Business Day with the same force and effect as if made on the date of maturity or the date fixed for redemption, and no interest shall accrue for the period after such date.

SECTION 11.7. Conflict of Any Provision of Indenture with Trust Indenture Act of 1939. If and to the extent that any provision of this Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision included in this Indenture which is required to be included herein by any of Sections 310 to 317, inclusive, of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, such required provision shall control.

SECTION 11.8. New York Law to Govern. This Indenture and each Security shall be deemed to be a contract under the laws of the state of New York, and for all purposes shall be construed in accordance with the laws of such state.

SECTION 11.9. Counterparts. This Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original; but such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.

SECTION 11.10. Effect of Headings. The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.

SECTION 11.11. Securities in a Foreign Currency. (a) Whenever for purposes of this Indenture any action may be taken by the holders of a specified percentage in aggregate principal amount of Securities of all series at the time outstanding and, at such time, there are outstanding Securities of any series which are denominated in a currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units other than Dollars, then the principal amount of Securities of such series which shall be deemed to be outstanding for the purpose of taking such action shall be that amount of Dollars that could be obtained for such principal amount based on the Market Exchange Rate in effect on the date on which such action is to be taken (the “Determination Date”). The provisions of this paragraph shall apply in determining the

 

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equivalent number of votes to which each securityholder or proxy shall be entitled in respect of Securities of a series denominated in a currency other than Dollars in connection with any vote taken by holders of Securities pursuant to the terms of this Indenture.

(b) For the purposes of this Section 11.11, “Market Exchange Rate” shall mean for any currency the noon Dollar buying rate for that currency for cable transfers quoted in New York City on the Determination Date as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. If such rates are not available for any reason with respect to one or more currencies for which an exchange rate is required, the Trustee shall use without liability on its part, such quotation of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as of the most recent available date, or if such quotation is unavailable, quotations from Citibank, N.A., or if unavailable, any other bank with combined assets of at least $500 million in New York City or in the country of issue of the currency in question, or such other quotations as the Issuer shall deem appropriate. Unless otherwise specified by the Trustee, 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 that upon which a nonresident issuer of securities designated in such currency would purchase such currency in order to make payments in respect of such securities, as advised by the Issuer.

(c) All decisions and determinations of the Trustee regarding the Market Exchange Rate shall, in the absence of manifest error, be conclusive for all purposes and irrevocably binding upon the Issuer and all Holders.

SECTION 11.12. Judgment Currency. The obligation of the Issuer in respect of any sum due to any securityholder hereunder shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency (the “Judgment Currency”) other than the currency in which the payment is due (the “Required Currency”), be discharged only to the extent that on the Business Day following receipt by such securityholder of any sum adjudged to be so due in the Judgment Currency, such securityholder may in accordance with normal banking procedures purchase the amount originally due to such securityholder in the Required Currency with the Judgment Currency; if the

 

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amount of the Required Currency so purchased is less than the sum originally due to such securityholder in the Required Currency, the Issuer agrees, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify such securityholder against such loss, and if the amount of the Required Currency so purchased exceeds the sum originally due to such securityholder, such securityholder agrees to remit to the Issuer such excess.

SECTION 11.13. Facsimile and PDF Delivery of Signature Pages. The exchange of copies of this Indenture and of signature pages by facsimile or portable document format (“PDF”) transmission shall constitute effective execution and delivery of this Indenture as to the parties hereto and may be used in lieu of the original Indenture for all purposes. Signatures of the parties hereto transmitted by facsimile or PDF shall be deemed to be their original signatures for all purposes.

SECTION 11.14. USA Patriot Act. The Issuer hereto acknowledges that, in accordance with Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act, the Trustee and its agents, like all financial institutions, is required to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person or legal entity that establishes a relationship or opens an account with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. The Issuer agrees that it will provide the Trustee and its agents with such information as it may request in order for the Trustee and its agents to satisfy the requirements of the USA Patriot Act.

SECTION 11.15. 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.

 

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ARTICLE 12

REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES AND SINKING FUNDS

SECTION 12.1. Applicability of Article. The provisions of this Article shall be applicable to the Securities of any series which are redeemable before their maturity or to any sinking fund for the retirement of Securities of a series except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 2.3 for Securities of such series.

SECTION 12.2. Notice of Full and Partial Redemption; Partial Redemptions. Notice of redemption to the Holders of Securities of any series to be redeemed as a whole or in part at the option of the Issuer shall be given by mailing notice of such redemption by first class mail, postage prepaid, at least 30 days and not more than 60 days prior to the date fixed for redemption to such Holders of Securities of such series at their last addresses as they shall appear upon the registry books. Any notice which is mailed in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the Holder receives the notice. Failure to give notice by mail, or any defect in the notice to the Holder of any Security of a series designated for redemption as a whole or in part shall not affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other Security of such series.

The notice of redemption to each such Holder shall specify (i) the principal amount of each Security of such series held by such Holder to be redeemed, (ii) the date fixed for redemption, (iii) the redemption price (and premium, if any), (iv) the place or places of payment, (v) that payment will be made upon presentation and surrender of such Securities, (vi) that such redemption is pursuant to the mandatory or optional sinking fund, or both, if such be the case, (vii) that interest accrued to the date fixed for redemption will be paid as specified in such notice and (viii) that on and after said date interest thereon or on the portions thereof to be redeemed will cease to accrue. In case any Security of a series is to be redeemed in part only the notice of redemption shall state the portion of the principal amount thereof to be redeemed and shall state that on and after the date fixed for redemption, upon surrender of such Security, a new Security or Securities of such series in principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion thereof will be issued.

 

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The notice of redemption of Securities of any series to be redeemed at the option of the Issuer shall be given by the Issuer or, at the Issuer’s request (given at least 45 days prior to the redemption date unless the Trustee agrees to a shorter period of time), by the Trustee in the name and at the expense of the Issuer.

On or before 10 a.m., New York City time, on the redemption date specified in the notice of redemption given as provided in this Section, the Issuer will deposit with the Trustee or with one or more paying agents (or, if the Issuer is acting as its own paying agent, set aside, segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 3.4) an amount of money sufficient to redeem on the redemption date all the Securities of such series so called for redemption at the appropriate redemption price, together with accrued interest to the date fixed for redemption (and premium, if any). The election of the Issuer to redeem any Securities shall be evidenced by a Board Resolution in addition to any other requirements set forth hereunder. If less than all the outstanding Securities of a series are to be redeemed, the Issuer will deliver to the Trustee at least 60 days (or such shorter period as shall be acceptable to the Trustee for its convenience) prior to the date fixed for redemption an Officers’ Certificate stating the aggregate principal amount of Securities to be redeemed.

If less than all the Securities of a series are to be redeemed, the Trustee shall, subject to Section 12.4, select by lot Securities of such Series to be redeemed in whole or in part. Securities may be redeemed in part in multiples equal to the minimum authorized denomination for Securities of such series or any multiple thereof. The Trustee shall promptly notify the Issuer in writing of the Securities of such series selected for redemption and, in the case of any Securities of such series 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 of any series 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.

 

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SECTION 12.3. Payment of Securities Called for Redemption. If notice of redemption has been given as above provided, the Securities or portions of Securities specified in such notice shall become due and payable on the date and at the place stated in such notice at the applicable redemption price (and premium, if any), together with interest, if any, accrued to the date fixed for redemption, and on and after said date (unless the Issuer shall default in the payment of such Securities at the redemption price, together with interest accrued to said date) interest on the Securities or portions of Securities so called for redemption shall cease to accrue shall be void, and except as provided in Sections 6.5 and 10.5, such Securities shall cease from and after the date fixed for redemption to be entitled to any benefit or security under this Indenture, and the Holders thereof shall have no right in respect of such Securities except the right to receive the redemption price (and premium, if any) thereof and unpaid interest to the date fixed for redemption. On presentation and surrender of such Securities at a place of payment specified in said notice, said Securities or the specified portions thereof shall be paid and redeemed by the Issuer at the applicable redemption price (and premium, if any), together with interest, if any, accrued thereon to the date fixed for redemption; provided that payment of interest, if any, becoming due on or prior to the date fixed for redemption shall be payable to the Holders of Securities registered as such on the relevant record date subject to the terms and provisions of Section 2.7 hereof.

If any Security called for redemption shall not be so paid upon surrender thereof for redemption, the principal shall, until paid or duly provided for, bear interest from the date fixed for redemption at the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of an Original Issue Discount Security) borne by the Security.

Upon presentation of any Security redeemed in part only, the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to or on the order of the Holder thereof, at the expense of the Issuer, a new Security or Securities of such series, of authorized denominations, in principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion of the Security so presented.

SECTION 12.4. Exclusion of Certain Securities from Eligibility for Selection for Redemption. Securities shall be excluded from eligibility for selection for redemption if they are identified by registration and certificate number in a written statement signed by an authorized officer of the Issuer and delivered to the Trustee at least 40 days prior to the last date on which notice of redemption

 

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may be given as being owned of record and beneficially by, and not pledged or hypothecated by, either (a) the Issuer or (b) an entity specifically identified in such written statement directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with the Issuer.

SECTION 12.5. Mandatory and Optional Sinking Funds. 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”. The date on which a sinking fund payment is to be made is herein referred to as the “sinking fund payment date”.

In lieu of making all or any part of any mandatory sinking fund payment with respect to any series of Securities in cash, the Issuer may at its option (a) deliver to the Trustee Securities of such series theretofore purchased or otherwise acquired (except upon redemption pursuant to the mandatory sinking fund) by the Issuer or receive credit for Securities of such series (not previously so credited) theretofore purchased or otherwise acquired (except as aforesaid) by the Issuer and delivered to the Trustee for cancellation pursuant to Section 2.10, (b) receive credit for optional sinking fund payments (not previously so credited) made pursuant to this Section, or (c) receive credit for Securities of such series (not previously so credited) redeemed by the Issuer through any optional redemption provision contained in the terms of such series. Securities so delivered or credited shall be received or credited by the Trustee at the sinking fund redemption price specified in such Securities.

On or before the forty-fifth day next preceding each sinking fund payment date for any series, the Issuer will deliver to the Trustee a written statement signed by an authorized officer of the Issuer (a) specifying the portion of the mandatory sinking fund payment to be satisfied by payment of cash and the portion to be satisfied by credit of Securities of such series, (b) stating that none of the Securities of such series has theretofore been so credited, (c) stating that no defaults in the payment of interest or Events of Default with respect to such series have occurred (which have not been waived or cured) and are continuing and (d) stating whether or not the Issuer intends to exercise its right to make an optional sinking fund payment with respect to such series and, if so, specifying the amount of such optional sinking fund payment which the Issuer intends to pay on or before the next

 

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succeeding sinking fund payment date. Any Securities of such series to be credited and required to be delivered to the Trustee in order for the Issuer to be entitled to credit therefor as aforesaid which have not theretofore been delivered to the Trustee shall be delivered for cancellation pursuant to Section 2.10 to the Trustee with such written statement (or reasonably promptly thereafter if acceptable to the Trustee). Such written statement shall be irrevocable and upon its receipt by the Trustee the Issuer shall become unconditionally obligated to make all the cash payments or payments therein referred to, if any, on or before the next succeeding sinking fund payment date. Failure of the Issuer, on or before any such forty-fifth day, to deliver such written statement and Securities specified in this paragraph, if any, shall not constitute a default but shall constitute, on and as of such date, the irrevocable election of the Issuer (i) that the mandatory sinking fund payment for such series due on the next succeeding sinking fund payment date shall be paid entirely in cash without the option to deliver or credit Securities of such series in respect thereof and (ii) that the Issuer will make no optional sinking fund payment with respect to such series as provided in this Section.

If the sinking fund payment or payments (mandatory or optional or both) to be made in cash on the next succeeding sinking fund payment date plus any unused balance of any preceding sinking fund payments made in cash shall exceed $50,000 (or a lesser sum if the Issuer shall so request) with respect to the Securities of any particular series, such cash shall be applied on the next succeeding sinking fund payment date to the redemption of Securities of such series at the sinking fund redemption price together with accrued interest to the date fixed for redemption. If such amount shall be $50,000 or less and the Issuer makes no such request then it shall be carried over and invested by the Trustee in mutual or trust fund institutions which are registered with the Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and which have underlying investments consisting solely of and limited to United States Government obligations until a sum in excess of $50,000 is available. The Trustee, upon written instruction from the Issuer, shall select, in the manner provided in Section 12.2, for redemption on such sinking fund payment date a specified principal amount of Securities of such series then Outstanding to absorb said cash, as nearly as may be, and shall (if requested in writing by the Issuer) inform the Issuer of the serial numbers of the Securities of such series (or portions thereof) so selected. Securities of any series which are (a) owned by the Issuer or are certified by the Issuer by means of an Officers’ Certificate to be owned by an entity directly or indirectly controlling or

 

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controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with the Issuer, as shown by the Security register, and not actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to have been pledged or hypothecated by the Issuer or any such entity; or (b) identified in an Officers’ Certificate at least 60 days prior to the sinking fund payment date as being beneficially owned by, and not pledged or hypothecated by, the Issuer or an entity directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with the Issuer shall be excluded from Securities of such series eligible for selection for redemption. The Trustee, in the name and at the expense of the Issuer (or the Issuer, if it shall so request the Trustee in writing) shall cause notice of redemption of the Securities of such series to be given in substantially the manner provided in Section 12.2 (and with the effect provided in Section 12.3) for the redemption of Securities of such series in part at the option of the Issuer. The amount of any sinking fund payments not so applied or allocated to the redemption of Securities of such series shall be added to the next cash sinking fund payment for such series and, together with such payment, shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of this Section. Any and all sinking fund moneys held on the stated maturity date of the Securities of any particular series (or earlier, if such maturity is accelerated), which are not held for the payment or redemption of particular Securities of such series shall be applied, together with other moneys, if necessary, sufficient for the purpose, to the payment of the principal of, and interest on, the Securities of such series at maturity.

At least one day before each sinking fund payment date, the Issuer shall pay to the Trustee in cash or shall otherwise provide for the payment of all interest accrued to the date fixed for redemption on Securities to be redeemed on the next following sinking fund payment date.

The Trustee shall not redeem or cause to be redeemed any Securities of a series with sinking fund moneys or mail any notice of redemption of Securities for such series by operation of the sinking fund during the continuance of a default in payment of interest on such Securities or of any Event of Default except that, where the mailing of notice of redemption of any Securities shall theretofore have been made, the Trustee shall redeem or cause to be redeemed such Securities, provided that it shall have received from the Issuer a sum sufficient for such redemption. Except as aforesaid, any moneys in the sinking fund for such series at the time when any such default or Event of Default shall occur, and any moneys thereafter paid into the sinking fund, shall, during the continuance of such default or Event of Default, be deemed to have been collected under Article Five and

 

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held for the payment of all such Securities. In case such Event of Default shall have been waived as provided in Section 5.10 or the default cured on or before the sixtieth day preceding the sinking fund payment date in any year, such moneys shall thereafter be applied on the next succeeding sinking fund payment date in accordance with this Section to the redemption of such Securities.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Indenture to be duly executed as of June 1, 2012.

 

UNISYS CORPORATION
By:  

/s/ Scott A. Battersby

Name:   Scott A. Battersby
Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

WELLS FARGO BANK,

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
not in its individual capacity,
but solely as Trustee
By:  

/s/ Raymond Delli Colli

Name:   Raymond Delli Colli
Title:   Vice President

 

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Subordinated Indenture

Exhibit 4.3

UNISYS CORPORATION

AND

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

Subordinated Indenture

Dated as of June 1, 2012


 

Cross-Reference Table*

 

    Trust Indenture Act
Section
       Indenture Section

310

  (a)(1)      6.9
  (a)(2)      6.9
  (a)(3)      N.A.
  (a)(4)      N.A.
  (a)(5)      6.9
  (b)      6.8

311

  (a)      6.13
  (b)      6.13

312

  (a)      4.1, 4.2(a)
  (b)      4.2(b)
  (c)      4.2(c)

313

  (a)      4.4(a)
  (b)      4.4(a)
  (c)      4.4(a)
  (d)      4.4(b)

314

  (a)(1)      4.3
  (a)(2)      4.3
  (a)(3)      4.3
  (a)(4)      4.5
  (b)      N.A.
  (c)(1)      11.5
  (c)(2)      11.5
  (c)(3)      N.A.
  (d)      N.A.
  (e)      11.5

315

  (a)      6.1
  (b)      5.11
  (c)      6.1
  (d)      6.1
  (e)      5.12

316

  (a) (last sentence)      7.4
  (a)(1)(A)      5.9
  (a)(1)(B)      5.10
  (a)(2)      N.A.
  (b)      5.7
  (c)      5.10

317

  (a)(1)      5.2
  (a)(2)      5.2
  (b)      3.4

318

  (a)      11.7

 

* This Cross-Reference Table is not part of the Indenture

 

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ARTICLE 1     DEFINITIONS

   1

SECTION 1.1.

  Certain Terms Defined    1

ARTICLE 2     SECURITIES

   7

SECTION 2.1.

  Forms Generally    7

SECTION 2.2.

  Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication    7

SECTION 2.3.

  Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series    7

SECTION 2.4.

  Authentication and Delivery of Securities    11

SECTION 2.5.

  Execution of Securities    12

SECTION 2.6.

  Certificate of Authentication    13

SECTION 2.7.

  Denomination and Date of Securities; Payments of Interest    13

SECTION 2.8.

  Registration, Transfer and Exchange    14

SECTION 2.9.

  Mutilated, Defaced, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities    17

SECTION 2.10.

  Cancellation of Securities; Destruction Thereof    18

SECTION 2.11.

  Temporary Securities    19

SECTION 2.12.

  CUSIP Numbers    19

ARTICLE 3     COVENANTS OF THE ISSUER

   20

SECTION 3.1.

  Payment of Principal and Interest    20

SECTION 3.2.

  Offices for Payments, etc    21

SECTION 3.3.

  Appointment to Fill a Vacancy in Office of Trustee    21

SECTION 3.4.

  Paying Agents    22

SECTION 3.5.

  Written Statement to Trustee    23

SECTION 3.6.

  Calculation of Original Issue Discount    23


ARTICLE 4     SECURITYHOLDERS’ LISTS AND REPORTS BY THE ISSUER AND THE TRUSTEE

     23   

SECTION 4.1.

  Issuer to Furnish Trustee Information as to Names and Addresses of Securityholders      23   

SECTION 4.2.

  Preservation and Disclosure of Securityholders’ Lists      24   

SECTION 4.3.

  Reports by the Issuer      25   

SECTION 4.4.

  Reports by the Trustee      26   

ARTICLE 5     REMEDIES OF THE TRUSTEE AND SECURITYHOLDERS ON EVENT OF DEFAULT

     26   

SECTION 5.1.

  Event of Default Defined; Acceleration of Maturity; Waiver of Default      26   

SECTION 5.2.

  Collection of Indebtedness by Trustee; Trustee May Prove Debt      29   

SECTION 5.3.

  Application of Proceeds      32   

SECTION 5.4.

  Suits for Enforcement      34   

SECTION 5.5.

  Restoration of Rights on Abandonment of Proceedings      34   

SECTION 5.6.

  Limitations on Suits by Securityholders      34   

SECTION 5.7.

  Unconditional Right of Securityholders to Institute Certain Suits      35   

SECTION 5.8.

  Powers and Remedies Cumulative; Delay or Omission Not Waiver of Default      35   

SECTION 5.9.

  Control by Holders of Securities      36   

SECTION 5.10.

  Waiver of Past Defaults      36   

SECTION 5.11.

  Trustee to Give Notice of Default      37   

SECTION 5.12.

  Right of Court to Require Filing of Undertaking to Pay Costs      38   

ARTICLE 6     CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE

     38   

 

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SECTION 6.1.

   Duties and Responsibilities of the Trustee; During Default; Prior to Default      38   

SECTION 6.2.

   Certain Rights of the Trustee      40   

SECTION 6.3.

   Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals, Disposition of Securities or Application of Proceeds Thereof      42   

SECTION 6.4.

   Trustee and Agents May Hold Securities; Collections, etc      43   

SECTION 6.5.

   Moneys Held by Trustee      43   

SECTION 6.6.

   Compensation and Indemnification of Trustee and Its Prior Claim      43   

SECTION 6.7.

   Right of Trustee to Rely on Officers’ Certificate, etc      44   

SECTION 6.8.

   Qualification of Trustee      44   

SECTION 6.9.

   Persons Eligible for Appointment as Trustee      45   

SECTION 6.10.

   Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor Trustee      45   

SECTION 6.11.

   Acceptance of Appointment by Successor Trustee      47   

SECTION 6.12.

   Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business of Trustee      48   

SECTION 6.13.

   Preferential Collection of Claims Against the Issuer      49   

ARTICLE 7     CONCERNING THE SECURITYHOLDERS

     49   

SECTION 7.1.

   Evidence of Action Taken by Securityholders      49   

SECTION 7.2.

   Proof of Execution of Instruments and of Holding of Securities      50   

SECTION 7.3.

   Holders to be Treated as Owners      50   

SECTION 7.4.

   Securities Owned by Issuer Deemed Not Outstanding      50   

SECTION 7.5.

   Right of Revocation of Action Taken      51   

ARTICLE 8     SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

     52   

SECTION 8.1.

   Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Securityholders      52   

 

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SECTION 8.2.

   Supplemental Indentures With Consent of Securityholders      54   

SECTION 8.3.

   Effect of Supplemental Indenture      56   

SECTION 8.4.

   Documents to Be Given to Trustee      56   

SECTION 8.5.

   Notation on Securities in Respect of Supplemental Indentures      56   

ARTICLE 9     CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, SALE OR CONVEYANCE

     57   

SECTION 9.1.

   Issuer May Consolidate, etc., on Certain Terms      57   

SECTION 9.2.

   Successor Issuer Substituted      57   

SECTION 9.3.

   Opinion of Counsel to Trustee      58   

ARTICLE 10     SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE; UNCLAIMED MONEYS

     58   

SECTION 10.1.

   Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture      58   

SECTION 10.2.

   Application of Trust Money      59   

SECTION 10.3.

   Defeasance Upon Deposit of Funds or Government Obligations      60   

SECTION 10.4.

   Repayment of Moneys Held by Paying Agent      62   

SECTION 10.5.

   Return of Moneys Held by Trustee and Paying Agent Unclaimed for Two Years      62   

SECTION 10.6.

   Reinstatement      62   

ARTICLE 11     MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

     63   

SECTION 11.1.

   Incorporators, Stockholders, Officers and Directors of Issuer Exempt from Individual Liability      63   

SECTION 11.2.

   Provisions of Indenture for the Sole Benefit of Parties and Holders of Securities      63   

SECTION 11.3.

   Successors and Assigns of Issuer Bound by Indenture      63   

 

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SECTION 11.4.

   Notices and Demands on Issuer, Trustee and Holders of Securities      64   

SECTION 11.5.

   Officers’ Certificates and Opinions of Counsel; Statements to Be Contained Therein      64   

SECTION 11.6.

   Payments Due on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays      65   

SECTION 11.7.

   Conflict of Any Provision of Indenture with Trust Indenture Act of 1939      66   

SECTION 11.8.

   New York Law to Govern      66   

SECTION 11.9.

   Counterparts      66   

SECTION 11.10.

   Effect of Headings      66   

SECTION 11.11.

   Securities in a Foreign Currency      66   

SECTION 11.12.

   Judgment Currency      67   

SECTION 11.13.

   Facsimile and PDF Delivery of Signature Pages      68   

SECTION 11.14.

   USA Patriot Act      68   

SECTION 11.15.

   Force Majeure      68   

ARTICLE 12     REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES AND SINKING FUNDS

     69   

SECTION 12.1.

   Applicability of Article      69   

SECTION 12.2.

   Notice of Full and Partial Redemption; Partial Redemptions      69   

SECTION 12.3.

   Payment of Securities Called for Redemption      71   

SECTION 12.4.

   Exclusion of Certain Securities from Eligibility for Selection for Redemption      71   

SECTION 12.5.

   Mandatory and Optional Sinking Funds      72   

ARTICLE 13     SUBORDINATION

     75   

SECTION 13.1.

   Agreement to Subordinate      75   

SECTION 13.2.

   Distribution on Dissolution, Liquidation and Reorganization      75   

 

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SECTION 13.3.

   No Payment on Securities in Event of Default on Senior Indebtedness      77   

SECTION 13.4.

   Payments on Securities Permitted      78   

SECTION 13.5.

   Trustee to Effectuate Subordination      78   

SECTION 13.6.

   Notices to Trustee      78   

SECTION 13.7.

   Trustee as Holder of Senior Indebtedness      79   

SECTION 13.8.

   Modification of Terms of Senior Indebtedness      79   

SECTION 13.9.

   Reliance on Judicial Order or Certificate of Liquidation Agent      80   

SECTION 13.10.

   Subordination Rights Not Impaired by Acts or Omissions of the Issuer or Holders of Senior Indebtedness      80   

SECTION 13.11.

   Trustee Not Fiduciary for Holders of Senior Indebtedness      81   

SECTION 13.12.

   Defeasance      81   

SECTION 13.13.

   Applicability of Article      81   

 

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THIS INDENTURE, dated as of June 1, 2012 between UNISYS CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, not in its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Issuer has duly authorized the issue from time to time of its senior subordinated and subordinated debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to be issued in one or more series (the “Securities”) up to such principal amount or amounts as may from time to time be authorized in accordance with the terms of this Indenture and, to provide, among other things, for the authentication, delivery and administration thereof, the Issuer has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture; and

WHEREAS, all things necessary to make this Indenture a valid indenture and agreement according to its terms have been done.

NOW, THEREFORE:

In consideration of the premises and the purchases of the Securities by the holders thereof, the Issuer and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree for the equal and proportionate benefit of the respective holders from time to time of the Securities as follows:

ARTICLE 1

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.1. Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act


as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term “generally accepted accounting principles” means such accounting principles as are generally accepted at the time of any computation. 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. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular.

Board of Directors” means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act on its behalf.

Board Resolution” means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee.

Business Day” means, with respect to any Security, a day that is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to be closed (a) in the City of New York or (b) if the currency in which the Security is denominated is other than Dollars, the financial center of the country issuing the currency in which the Security is denominated (which, in the case of the Euro, shall be Brussels, Belgium).

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

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 and delivery of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, then the body performing such duties on such date.

Corporate Trust Office” means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association at the date of the execution of this Indenture is located at 45 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

 

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Depositary” means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, the Person designated as Depositary by the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.3 until a successor Depositary shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Depositary” shall mean or include each Person who is then a Depositary hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, “Depositary” as used with respect to the Securities of any such series shall mean the Depositary with respect to the Global Securities of that series.

Dollar” means the coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.

Euro” means the official currency of the member states of the European Union.

Event of Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

Foreign Currency” means a currency issued by the government of a country other than the United States and includes the Euro.

Global Security” means a Security evidencing all or a part of a series of Securities, issued to the Depositary for such series in accordance with Section 2.4, and bearing the legend prescribed in Section 2.4.

Holder”, “holder of Securities”, “Securityholder” or other similar terms mean the person in whose name such Security is registered in the security register kept by or on behalf of the Issuer for that purpose in accordance with the terms hereof.

Indenture” means this instrument as originally executed and delivered or, if amended or supplemented as herein provided, as so amended or supplemented or both, and shall include the forms and terms of particular series of Securities established as contemplated hereunder.

Interest” means, when used with respect to non-interest bearing Securities, interest payable after maturity.

 

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Issuer” means (except as otherwise provided in Article Six) Unisys Corporation and, subject to Article Nine, its successors and assigns.

Issuer Order” means a written statement, request or order of the Issuer signed in its name by the chairman of the Board of Directors, any vice chairman of the Board of Directors, the chief executive officer, the president, any vice president or the treasurer of the Issuer.

Officers’ Certificate” means a certificate signed by two officers of the Issuer, one of whom must be the chief financial officer of the Issuer, and delivered to the Trustee. Each such certificate shall include the statements provided for in Section 11.5.

Opinion of Counsel” means an opinion in writing signed by the general corporate counsel or such other legal counsel who may be an employee of or counsel to the Issuer. Each such opinion shall include the statements provided for in Section 11.5, if and to the extent required thereby.

Original Issue Date” of any Security (or portion thereof) means the earlier of (a) the date of such Security or (b) the date of any Security (or portion thereof) for which such Security was issued (directly or indirectly) on registration of transfer, exchange or substitution.

Original Issue Discount Security” means any Security that 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 5.1.

Outstanding” (except as otherwise provided in Section 6.8), when used with reference to Securities, shall, subject to the provisions of Section 7.4, mean, as of any particular time, all Securities authenticated and delivered by the Trustee under this Indenture, except

(a) Securities theretofore canceled by the Trustee or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation;

(b) Securities, or portions thereof, for the payment or redemption of which moneys or government obligations (as provided for in Section 10.3) in the necessary amount shall have been deposited in trust with the Trustee or with any paying agent (other than the Issuer) or shall have been set aside, segregated and held in trust by

 

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the Issuer for the holders of such Securities (if the Issuer shall act as its own paying agent), provided that if such Securities, or portions thereof, are to be redeemed prior to the maturity thereof, notice of such redemption shall have been given as herein provided, or provision satisfactory to the Trustee shall have been made for giving such notice; and

(c) Securities in substitution for which other Securities shall have been authenticated and delivered, or which shall have been paid, pursuant to the terms of Section 2.9 (except with respect to any such Security as to which proof satisfactory to the Trustee and the Issuer is presented that such Security is held by a person in whose hands such Security is a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Issuer).

In determining whether the Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of any or all series have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver hereunder, the principal amount of an Original Issue Discount Security that shall be deemed to be Outstanding for such purposes shall be the amount of the principal thereof that would be due and payable as of the date of such determination upon a declaration of acceleration of the maturity thereof pursuant to Section 5.1.

Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

principal”, whenever used with reference to the Securities or any Security or any portion thereof, shall be deemed to include “and premium, if any”.

Responsible Officer” when used with respect to the Trustee means any officer within the Corporate Trust Department (or any successor group of the Trustee) with direct responsibility for the administration of this Indenture and also, with respect to a particular matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of such officer’s knowledge and familiarity with the particular subject.

Security” or “Securities” (except as otherwise provided in Section 6.8) has the meaning stated in the first recital of this Indenture, or, as the case may be, Securities that have been authenticated and delivered under this Indenture.

 

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Senior Indebtedness” means the principal of (and premium, if any) and unpaid interest and all other amounts owed and obligations in respect of (a) indebtedness of the Issuer, whether outstanding on the date of this Indenture or thereafter created, incurred, assumed or guaranteed, for money borrowed or owed (other than the indebtedness evidenced by Securities of any series) and (b) renewals, extensions, modifications and refundings of any such indebtedness, except (x) the Securities, (y) indebtedness or other obligations that by its terms is equal with or subordinate in right of payment to the Securities and (z) any indebtedness or other obligation which is equal with or subordinate in right of payment to the Securities.

Trustee” means the Person identified as “Trustee” in the first paragraph hereof and, subject to the provisions of Article Six, shall also include any successor trustee.

Trust Indenture Act of 1939” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, as in force at the date as of which this Indenture was originally executed; provided, however, that if the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 is amended, then Trust Indenture Act of 1939 shall mean the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as so amended.

vice president”, when used with respect to the Issuer or the Trustee, means any vice president, whether or not designated by a number or a word or words added before or after the title of “vice president”.

Yield to Maturity” means the yield to maturity on a series of securities, calculated at the time of issuance of such series, or, if applicable, at the most recent redetermination of interest on such series, and calculated in accordance with accepted financial practice.

 

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ARTICLE 2

SECURITIES

SECTION 2.1. Forms Generally. The Securities of each series shall be substantially in such form (not inconsistent with this Indenture) as shall be established by or pursuant to one or more Board Resolutions (as set forth in a Board Resolution or, to the extent established pursuant to rather than set forth in such Board Resolution, an Officers’ Certificate detailing such establishment) 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 imprinted or otherwise reproduced thereon such legend or legends or endorsements, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture, as may be required to comply with any law or with any rules or regulations pursuant thereto, or with any rules of any securities exchange or to conform to general usage, all as may be determined by the officers executing such Securities as evidenced by their execution of the Securities.

The definitive Securities may 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.

SECTION 2.2. Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication. The Trustee’s certificate of authentication on all Securities shall be in substantially the following form:

This is one of the Securities of the series designated herein and referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

 

Dated:

  WELLS FARGO BANK,
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
  as Trustee
  By:  

 

    Authorized Signatory

SECTION 2.3. Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series. The aggregate principal amount of Securities that may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is unlimited.

 

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The Securities may be issued in one or more series. There shall be established in or pursuant to one or more Board Resolutions of the Board of Directors and set forth in a Board Resolution, or to the extent established pursuant to (rather than set forth in) such Board Resolution in an Officers’ Certificate detailing such establishment, and/or established in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the initial issuance of Securities of any series,

(1) the designation of the Securities of the series (which may be part of a series of Securities previously issued);

(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 and transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of the series pursuant to Section 2.8, 2.9, 2.11 or 12.3);

(3) any date on which the principal of, and premium, if any, on the Securities of the series is payable;

(4) the rate or rates at which the Securities of the series shall bear interest, if any, the date or dates from which such interest shall accrue, on which such interest shall be payable and on which a record shall be taken for the determination of Holders to whom interest is payable and/or the method by which such rate or rates or date or dates shall be determined and the basis on which interest shall be calculated if other than a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months;

(5) the place or places where the principal of, and premium, if any, or any interest on Securities of the series shall be payable (if other than as provided in Section 3.2);

(6) the price or prices at which, the period or periods within which and the terms and conditions upon which Securities of the series may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at the option of the Issuer, pursuant to any sinking fund or otherwise;

(7) whether the debt securities of the series will rank as senior subordinated securities or subordinated securities or any combination thereof and the terms of such subordination;

 

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(8) the obligation, if any, of the Issuer to redeem, purchase or repay Securities of the series pursuant to any mandatory redemption, sinking fund or analogous provisions or at the option of a Holder thereof and the price or prices at which and the period or periods within which and any terms and conditions upon which Securities of the series shall be redeemed, purchased or repaid, in whole or in part, pursuant to such obligation;

(9) if other than denominations of $2,000 and any multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof, the denominations in which Securities of the series shall be issuable;

(10) if other than the principal amount thereof, the portion of the principal amount of Securities of the series which shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the maturity thereof;

(11) the currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units in which the Securities of that series are denominated (including but not limited to Dollars, any Foreign Currency or Euros) and the aggregate principal amount of the series which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture (except for Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration and transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of such series pursuant to this Indenture);

(12) if other than the currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units in which the Securities of that series are denominated, the currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units in which payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Securities of such series shall or may be payable;

(13) if the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Securities of such series are to be payable, at the election of the Issuer or a holder thereof, in a currency or currencies or currency unit or currency units other than that in which the Securities are denominated, the period or periods within which, and the terms and conditions upon which, such election may be made;

(14) if the amount of payments of principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Securities of the series may be determined with reference to an index based on a currency or currencies or currency

 

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unit or currency units other than that in which the Securities of the series are denominated, the manner in which such amount shall be determined;

(15) whether the Securities of the series are to be convertible or exchangeable for other securities of the Issuer or any other Person and the terms and conditions thereof;

(16) whether any of the Securities of the series will be issuable as Global Securities;

(17) any addition to, deletion from or change in the Events of Default which applies to any Securities of the series and any change in the right of the Trustee or the requisite Holders of such Securities to declare the principal amount thereof due and payable pursuant to Section 5.1;

(18) any addition to, deletion from or change in the covenants set forth in Article 3 and Article 9 which applies to the Securities of the series;

(19) any trustees, depositaries, authenticating or paying agents, transfer agents or registrars or any other agents with respect to the Securities of such series;

(20) whether the Securities of the series will be guaranteed by any Person or Persons and, if so, the identity of such Person or Persons, the terms and conditions upon which such Securities shall be guaranteed and, if applicable, the terms and conditions upon which such guarantees may be subordinated to other indebtedness of the respective guarantors;

(21) whether the Securities of the series or guarantees will be secured by any collateral and, if so, the terms and conditions upon which such Securities or guarantees shall be secured and, if applicable, upon which such liens may be subordinated to other liens securing other indebtedness of the Issuer or any guarantor;

(22) any listing of the Securities on any securities exchange; and

 

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(23) any other terms of the series (which terms shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture).

SECTION 2.4. Authentication and Delivery of Securities. The Issuer may deliver Securities of any series executed by the Issuer to the Trustee for authentication together with the applicable documents referred to below in this Section, and the Trustee shall thereupon authenticate and deliver such Securities to or upon the order of the Issuer (contained in the Issuer Order referred to below in this Section), or pursuant to such procedures acceptable to the Trustee and to such recipients as may be specified from time to time by an Issuer Order. In authenticating such Securities and accepting the additional responsibilities under this Indenture in relation to such Securities the Trustee shall receive, and (subject to Section 6.1) shall be fully protected in conclusively relying upon:

(1) an Issuer Order requesting such authentication and setting forth delivery instructions if the Securities are not to be delivered to the Issuer;

(2) any Board Resolution, Officers’ Certificate and/or executed supplemental indenture referred to in Sections 2.1 and 2.3 by or pursuant to which the forms and terms of the Securities were established;

(3) an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the form and terms of the Securities stating that the form and terms of the Securities have been established pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 2.3 and comply with this Indenture, and covering such other matters as the Trustee may reasonably request; and

(4) an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that:

(a) the form or forms and terms of such Securities have been established pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 2.3 and comply with this Indenture, and

(b) such Securities when authenticated and delivered by the Trustee and issued by the Issuer in the manner and subject to any conditions specified in such Opinion of Counsel, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the

 

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Issuer, enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally, general equitable principles (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

The Trustee shall have the right to decline to authenticate and deliver any Securities under this Section if the Trustee, being advised by counsel, determines that such action may not lawfully be taken by the Issuer or if the Trustee in good faith shall determine that such action would expose the Trustee to personal liability to existing Holders.

If the Issuer shall establish pursuant to Section 2.3 that the Securities of a series are to be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, then the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall, in accordance with this Section and the Issuer Order with respect to such series, authenticate and deliver one or more Global Securities that (i) shall represent and shall be denominated in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all of the Securities of such series issued and not yet canceled, (ii) shall be registered in the name of the Depositary for such Global Security or Securities or the nominee of such Depositary, (iii) shall be delivered by the Trustee to such Depositary or pursuant to such Depositary’s instructions and (iv) shall bear a legend substantially to the following effect: “Unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Securities in definitive registered form, this Security may not be transferred except as a whole by the Depositary to the nominee of the Depositary or by a nominee of the Depositary to the Depositary or another nominee of the Depositary or by the Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary or a nominee of such successor Depositary.”

Each Depositary designated pursuant to Section 2.3 must, at the time of its designation and at all times while it serves as Depositary, be a clearing agency registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and any other applicable statute or regulation.

SECTION 2.5. Execution of Securities. The Securities shall be signed on behalf of the Issuer by the chairman of its Board of Directors, any vice chairman of its Board of Directors, its chief executive officer, its president, any vice president or its treasurer. Such signature may be the manual or

 

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facsimile signature of the present or any future such officers. The seal of the Issuer may be (but need not be) impressed, affixed, imprinted or otherwise reproduced on the Securities and may be a facsimile thereof. Typographical and other minor errors or defects in any such reproduction of the seal or any such signature shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any Security that has been duly authenticated and delivered by the Trustee.

In case any officer of the Issuer who shall have signed any of the Securities shall cease to be such officer before the Security so signed shall be authenticated and delivered by the Trustee or disposed of by the Issuer, such Security nevertheless may be authenticated and delivered or disposed of as though the person who signed such Security had not ceased to be such officer of the Issuer; and any Security may be signed on behalf of the Issuer by such persons as, at the actual date of the execution of such Security, shall be the proper officers of the Issuer, although at the date of the execution and delivery of this Indenture any such person was not such an officer.

SECTION 2.6. Certificate of Authentication. Only such Securities as shall bear thereon a certificate of authentication substantially in the form hereinbefore recited, executed by the Trustee by the manual signature of one of its authorized signatories, shall be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose. Such certificate by the Trustee upon any Security executed by the Issuer shall be conclusive evidence that the Security so authenticated has been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder and that the holder is entitled to the benefits of this Indenture.

SECTION 2.7. Denomination and Date of Securities; Payments of Interest. The Securities of each series shall be issuable as registered securities without coupons and in denominations established as contemplated by Section 2.3 or, if not so established, in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Securities of each series shall be numbered, lettered or otherwise distinguished in such manner or in accordance with such plan as the officers of the Issuer executing the same may determine with the approval of the Trustee as evidenced by the execution and authentication thereof.

Each Security shall be dated the date of its authentication. The Securities of each series shall bear interest, if any, from the date, and such interest shall be payable on the dates, established as contemplated by Section 2.3.

 

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The person in whose name any Security of any series is registered at the close of business on any record date applicable to a particular series with respect to any interest payment date for such series shall be entitled to receive the interest, if any, payable on such interest payment date notwithstanding any registration of transfer or exchange of such Security subsequent to the record date and prior to such interest payment date, except if and to the extent the Issuer shall default in the payment of the interest due on such interest payment date for such series, in which case such defaulted interest shall be paid to the persons in whose names Outstanding Securities for such series are registered at the close of business on a subsequent record date (which shall be not less than five Business Days prior to the date of payment of such defaulted interest) established by notice given by mail by or on behalf of the Issuer to the holders of Securities not less than 15 days preceding such subsequent record date. The term “record date” as used with respect to any interest payment date (except a date for payment of defaulted interest) for the Securities of any series shall mean the date specified as such in the terms of the Securities of such series established as contemplated by Section 2.3.

SECTION 2.8. Registration, Transfer and Exchange. The Issuer will keep or cause to be kept at each office or agency to be maintained for the purpose as provided in Section 3.2 for each series of Securities a register or registers in which, subject to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, it will provide for the registration of Securities of such series and the registration of transfer of Securities of such series. Such register shall be in written form in the English language or in any other form capable of being converted into such form within a reasonable time. At all reasonable times during normal business hours such register or registers shall be open for inspection by the Trustee.

Upon due presentation for registration of transfer of any Security of any series at any such office or agency to be maintained for the purpose as provided in Section 3.2, the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in the name of the transferee or transferees a new Security or Securities of the same series, maturity date, interest rate and Original Issue Date in authorized denominations for a like aggregate principal amount.

 

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At the option of the Holder thereof, Securities of any series (except a Global Security) may be exchanged for a Security or Securities of such series, maturity date, interest rate and Original Issue Date of other authorized denominations and of a like aggregate principal amount, upon surrender of such Securities to be exchanged at the agency of the Issuer which shall be maintained for such purpose in accordance with Section 3.2 and upon payment, if the Issuer shall so require, of the charges hereinafter provided. Whenever any Securities are so surrendered for exchange, the Issuer shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Securities which the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive. All Securities surrendered upon any exchange or registration of transfer provided for in this Indenture shall be promptly canceled and destroyed by the Trustee in accordance with its normal procedures.

All Securities presented for registration of transfer, exchange, redemption or payment shall be duly endorsed by, or be accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to the Issuer and the Trustee duly executed by, the holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

The Issuer or the Trustee may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of Securities. No service charge shall be made for any such transaction.

The Issuer shall not be required to exchange or register a transfer of (a) any Securities of any series for a period of 15 days next preceding the first mailing of notice of redemption of Securities of such series to be redeemed or (b) any Securities selected, called or being called for redemption, in whole or in part, except, in the case of any Security to be redeemed in part, the portion thereof not so to be redeemed.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.8, unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Securities in definitive registered form, a Global Security representing all or a portion of the Securities of a series may not be transferred except as a whole by the Depositary for such series to a nominee of such Depositary or by a nominee of such Depositary to such Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary for such series or a nominee of such successor Depositary.

 

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If at any time the Depositary for any Securities of a series represented by one or more Global Securities notifies the Issuer that it is unwilling or unable to continue as Depositary for such Securities or if at any time the Depositary for such Securities shall no longer be eligible under Section 2.4, the Issuer shall appoint a successor Depositary with respect to such Securities. If a successor Depositary for such Securities is not appointed by the Issuer within 90 days after the Issuer receives such notice or becomes aware of such ineligibility, the Issuer’s election pursuant to Section 2.3 that such Securities be represented by one or more Global Securities shall no longer be effective and the Issuer will execute, and the Trustee, upon receipt of an Issuer Order for the authentication and delivery of definitive Securities of such series, will authenticate and deliver, Securities of such series in definitive registered form without coupons, in any authorized denominations, in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of the Global Security or Securities representing such Securities in exchange for such Global Security or Securities.

The Issuer may at any time and in its sole discretion determine that the Securities of any series issued in the form of one or more Global Securities shall no longer be represented by a Global Security or Securities. In such event the Issuer will execute, and the Trustee, upon receipt of an Issuer Order for the authentication and delivery of definitive Securities of such series, will authenticate and deliver, Securities of such series in definitive registered form, in any authorized denominations, in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of the Global Security or Securities representing such Securities, in exchange for such Global Security or Securities.

If specified by the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.3 with respect to Securities represented by a Global Security, the Depositary for such Global Security may surrender such Global Security in exchange in whole or in part for Securities of the same series in definitive registered form on such terms as are acceptable to the Issuer and such Depositary. Thereupon, the Issuer shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, without service charge,

(i) to the Person specified by such Depositary a new Security or Securities of the same series, of any authorized denominations as requested by such Person, in an aggregate principal amount equal to and in exchange for such Person’s beneficial interest in the Global Security; and

 

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(ii) to such Depositary a new Global Security in a denomination equal to the difference, if any, between the principal amount of the surrendered Global Security and the aggregate principal amount of Securities authenticated and delivered pursuant to clause (i) above.

Upon the exchange of a Global Security for Securities in definitive registered form, in authorized denominations, such Global Security shall be canceled by the Trustee. Securities in definitive registered form issued in exchange for a Global Security pursuant to this Section 2.8 shall be registered in such names and in such authorized denominations as the Depositary for such Global Security, pursuant to instructions from its direct or indirect participants or otherwise, shall instruct the Trustee in writing. The Trustee shall deliver such Securities to or as directed by the Persons in whose names such Securities are so registered.

All Securities issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities shall be valid obligations of the Issuer, evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture, as the Securities surrendered upon such registration of transfer or exchange.

SECTION 2.9. Mutilated, Defaced, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities. In case any temporary or definitive Security shall become mutilated, defaced or be destroyed, lost or stolen, the Issuer in its discretion may execute, and upon receipt of an Issuer Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, a new Security of the same series, maturity date, interest rate and Original Issue Date, bearing a number or other distinguishing symbol not contemporaneously outstanding, in exchange and substitution for the mutilated or defaced Security, or in lieu of and substitution for the Security so destroyed, lost or stolen. In every case the applicant for a substitute Security shall furnish to the Issuer and to the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee such security or indemnity as may be required by them to indemnify and defend and to save each of them harmless and, in every case of destruction, loss or theft, evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of such Security and of the ownership thereof.

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charge that may be imposed in relation thereto and any other expenses (including the fees and expenses of the Trustee) connected therewith. In case any Security which has matured or is about to mature or has been called for redemption in full shall become mutilated or defaced or be destroyed, lost or stolen, the Issuer may instead of issuing a substitute Security, pay or authorize the payment of the same (without surrender thereof except in the case of a mutilated or defaced Security), if the applicant for such payment shall furnish to the Issuer and to the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee such security or indemnity as any of them shall require to save each of them harmless, and, in every case of destruction, loss or theft, the applicant shall also furnish to the Issuer and the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of such Security and of the ownership thereof.

Every substitute Security of any series issued pursuant to the provisions of this Section by virtue of the fact that any such Security is destroyed, lost or stolen shall constitute an additional contractual obligation of the Issuer, whether or not the destroyed, lost or stolen Security shall be at any time enforceable by anyone and shall be entitled to all the benefits of (but shall be subject to all the limitations of rights set forth in) this Indenture equally and proportionately with any and all other Securities of such series duly authenticated and delivered hereunder. All Securities shall be held and owned upon the express condition that, to the extent permitted by law, the foregoing provisions are exclusive with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, defaced or destroyed, lost or stolen Securities and shall preclude any and all other rights or remedies notwithstanding any law or statute existing or hereafter enacted to the contrary with respect to the replacement or payment of negotiable instruments or other securities without their surrender.

SECTION 2.10. Cancellation of Securities; Destruction Thereof. All Securities surrendered for payment, redemption, registration of transfer or exchange, or for credit against any payment in respect of a sinking or analogous fund, if surrendered to the Issuer or any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee, shall be delivered to the Trustee for cancellation or, if surrendered to the Trustee, shall be canceled by it; and no Securities shall be issued in lieu thereof except as expressly permitted by any of the provisions of this Indenture. The Trustee shall dispose of canceled Securities held by it in accordance with its normal procedures. If the Issuer shall acquire any of the Securities, such acquisition shall not operate as a redemption or satisfaction of the indebtedness represented by such Securities unless and until the same are delivered to the Trustee for cancellation.

 

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SECTION 2.11. Temporary Securities. Pending the preparation of definitive Securities for any series, the Issuer may execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver temporary Securities for such series (printed, lithographed, typewritten or otherwise reproduced, in each case in form satisfactory to the Trustee). Temporary Securities of any series shall be issuable as Securities, of any authorized denomination, and substantially in the form of the definitive Securities of such series but with such omissions, insertions and variations as may be appropriate for temporary Securities of such series, all as may be determined by the Issuer as evidenced by the execution and authentication thereof. Temporary Securities may contain such reference to any provisions of this Indenture as may be appropriate. Every temporary Security shall be executed by the Issuer and be authenticated by the Trustee upon the same conditions and in substantially the same manner, and with like effect, as the definitive Securities. Without unreasonable delay the Issuer shall execute and shall furnish definitive Securities of such series and thereupon temporary Securities of such series may be surrendered in exchange therefor without charge at each office or agency to be maintained by the Issuer for that purpose pursuant to Section 3.2, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange for such temporary Securities of such series a like aggregate principal amount of definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations. Until so exchanged, the temporary Securities of any series shall be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Securities of such series, unless otherwise established pursuant to Section 2.3.

SECTION 2.12. CUSIP Numbers. The Issuer in issuing the Securities may use “CUSIP” numbers (if then generally in use), and, if so, the Trustee shall use “CUSIP” numbers in notices of redemption as a convenience to Holders; provided that the Trustee shall have no liability for any defect in the “CUSIP” numbers as they appear on the any Security, notice or elsewhere, and, provided further 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 a 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 Issuer will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any change in the “CUSIP” numbers.

 

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ARTICLE 3

COVENANTS OF THE ISSUER

SECTION 3.1. Payment of Principal and Interest. The Issuer covenants and agrees for the benefit of each series of Securities that it will duly and punctually pay or cause to be paid the principal of, and interest on, each of the Securities of such series (together with any additional amounts payable pursuant to the terms of such Securities) at the place or places, at the respective times and in the manner provided in such Securities and in this Indenture. The interest on Securities (together with any additional amounts payable pursuant to the terms of such Securities) shall be payable only to or upon the written order of the Holders thereof and at the option of the Issuer may be paid (i) by mailing checks to or upon the written order of such Holders at their last addresses as they appear on the registry books of the Issuer or (ii) by wire transfer to bank accounts maintained by such Holders.

Notwithstanding any provisions of this Indenture and the Securities of any series to the contrary, if the Issuer and a Holder of any Security so agree or if expressly provided pursuant to Section 2.3, payments of interest on, and any portion of the principal of, such Holder’s Security (other than interest payable at maturity or on any redemption or repayment date or the final payment of principal on such Security) shall be made by the Paying Agent, upon receipt from the Issuer of the immediately available funds by 10:00 a.m., New York City time (or such other time as may be agreed to between the Issuer and the Paying Agent), directly to the Holder of such Security (by Federal funds wire transfer or otherwise) if the Holder has delivered written instructions to the Trustee 15 days prior to such payment date requesting that such payment will be so made and designating the bank account to which such payments shall be so made and in the case of payments of principal surrenders the same to the Trustee in exchange for a Security or Securities aggregating the same principal amount as the unredeemed principal amount of the Securities surrendered. The Trustee shall be entitled to rely on the last instruction delivered by the Holder pursuant to this Section 3.1 unless a new instruction is delivered 15 days

 

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prior to a payment date. The Issuer will indemnify and hold each of the Trustee and any Paying Agent harmless against any loss, liability or expense (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) resulting from any act or omission to act on the part of the Issuer or any such Holder in connection with any such agreement or from making any payment in accordance with any such agreement.

SECTION 3.2. Offices for Payments, etc. The Issuer will maintain or cause to be maintained an agency where the Securities of each series may be presented for payment, an agency where the Securities of each series may be presented for exchange as is provided in this Indenture and, if applicable, pursuant to Section 2.3, an agency where the Securities of each series may be presented for registration of transfer as in this Indenture provided.

The Issuer will maintain or cause to be maintained an agency where notices and demands to or upon the Issuer in respect of the Securities of any series or this Indenture may be served. The Issuer will give to the Trustee written notice of the location of each such agency and of any change of location thereof.

In case the Issuer shall fail to maintain any such agency, or shall fail to give such notice of the location or of any change in the location thereof, presentations and demands may be made and notices may be served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee.

The Issuer may from time to time designate one or more agencies where the Securities of a series may be presented for payment, where the Securities of that series may be presented for exchange as provided in this Indenture and pursuant to Section 2.3 and where the Securities of that series may be presented for registration of transfer as in this Indenture provided, and the Issuer may from time to time rescind any such designation, as the Issuer may deem desirable or expedient. The Issuer will give to the Trustee prompt written notice of any such designation or rescission thereof.

SECTION 3.3. Appointment to Fill a Vacancy in Office of Trustee. The Issuer, whenever necessary to avoid or fill a vacancy in the office of Trustee, will appoint, in the manner provided in Section 6.10, a Trustee, so that there shall at all times be a Trustee with respect to each series of Securities hereunder.

 

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SECTION 3.4. Paying Agents. Whenever the Issuer shall appoint a paying agent other than the Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series, it will cause such paying agent to execute and deliver to the Trustee an instrument in which such agent shall agree with the Trustee, subject to the provisions of this Section,

(a) that it will hold all sums received by it as such agent for the payment of the principal of or interest, if any, on the Securities of such series (whether such sums have been paid to it by the Issuer or by any other obligor on the Securities of such series) in trust for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series, or of the Trustee, and

(b) that it will give the Trustee written notice of any failure by the Issuer (or by any other obligor on the Securities of such series) to make any payment of the principal of or interest, if any, on the Securities of such series when the same shall be due and payable.

The Issuer will, on or prior to 10:00 a.m. on each due date of the principal of or interest on the Securities of such series, deposit with the paying agent a sum sufficient to pay such principal or interest so becoming due, and (unless such paying agent is the Trustee) the Issuer will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any failure to take such action.

If the Issuer shall act as its own paying agent with respect to the Securities of any Series, it will, on or before each due date of the principal of or interest on the Securities of such series, set aside, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series a sum sufficient to pay such principal or interest so becoming due. The Issuer will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any failure to take such action.

Anything in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, the Issuer may at any time, for the purpose of obtaining a satisfaction and discharge with respect to one or more or all series of Securities hereunder, or for any other reason, pay or cause to be paid to the Trustee all sums held in trust for any such series by the Issuer or any paying agent hereunder, as required by this Section, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the trusts herein contained.

 

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Anything in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, the agreement to hold sums in trust as provided in this Section is subject to the provisions of Sections 10.4 and 10.5.

SECTION 3.5. Written Statement to Trustee. The Issuer will deliver to the Trustee, within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year, commencing with the fiscal year in which the Securities are first issued, a written statement, signed by two of its officers (which need not comply with Section 11.5), one of whom shall be the principal executive officer, principal accounting officer or principal financial officer of the Issuer, stating that in the course of the performance of their duties as officers of the Issuer they would normally have knowledge of any default by the Issuer in the performance or fulfillment of any covenant, agreement or condition contained in this Indenture, stating whether or not they have knowledge of any such default and, if so, specifying each such default of which the signers have knowledge and the nature thereof.

SECTION 3.6. Calculation of Original Issue Discount. The Issuer shall file with the Trustee promptly at the end of each calendar year (i) a written notice specifying the amount of original issue discount (including daily rates and accrual periods) accrued on Outstanding Securities as of the end of such year and (ii) such other specific information relating to such original issue discount as may then be relevant under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

ARTICLE 4

SECURITYHOLDERS’ LISTS AND REPORTS BY THE

ISSUER AND THE TRUSTEE

SECTION 4.1. Issuer to Furnish Trustee Information as to Names and Addresses of Securityholders. The Issuer covenants and agrees that it will furnish or cause to be furnished to the Trustee a list in such form as the Trustee may reasonably require of the names and addresses of the holders of the Securities of each series:

(a) semiannually and not more than 15 days after each record date for the payment of interest on such Securities, as hereinabove specified, as of such record date and on dates to be determined pursuant to Section 2.3 for non-interest bearing securities in each year, and

 

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(b) at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, within 30 days after receipt by the Issuer of any such request as of a date not more than 15 days prior to the time such information is furnished,

provided that if and so long as the Trustee shall be the Security registrar for such series, such list shall not be required to be furnished.

SECTION 4.2. Preservation and Disclosure of Securityholders’ Lists. (a) The Trustee shall preserve, in as current a form as is reasonably practicable, all information as to the names and addresses of the holders of each series of Securities (i) contained in the most recent list furnished to it as provided in Section 4.1 or (ii) received by it in the capacity of Security registrar for such series, if so acting. The Trustee may destroy any list furnished to it as provided in Section 4.1 upon receipt of a new list so furnished.

(b) In case three or more holders of Securities (hereinafter referred to as “applicants”) apply in writing to the Trustee and furnish to the Trustee reasonable proof that each such applicant has owned a Security for a period of at least six months preceding the date of such application, and such application states that the applicants desire to communicate with other holders of Securities of a particular series (in which case the applicants must all hold Securities of such series) or with Holders of all Securities with respect to their rights under this Indenture or under such Securities and such application is accompanied by a copy of the form of proxy or other communication which such applicants propose to transmit, then the Trustee shall, within five business days after the receipt of such application, at its election, either

(i) afford to such applicants access to the information preserved at the time by the Trustee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, or

 

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(ii) inform such applicants as to the approximate number of holders of Securities of such series or all Securities, as the case may be, whose names and addresses appear in the information preserved at the time by the Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, and as to the approximate cost of mailing to such Securityholders the form of proxy or other communication, if any, specified in such application.

If the Trustee shall elect not to afford to such applicants access to such information, the Trustee shall, upon the written request of such applicants, mail to each Securityholder of such series or all Securities, as the case may be, whose name and address appears in the information preserved at the time by the Trustee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section a copy of the form of proxy or other communication which is specified in such request, with reasonable promptness after a tender to the Trustee of the material to be mailed and of payment, or provision for the payment, of the reasonable expenses of mailing; otherwise the Trustee shall be relieved of any obligation or duty to such applicants respecting their application.

(c) Each and every holder of Securities, by receiving and holding the same, agrees with the Issuer and the Trustee that neither the Issuer nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be held accountable by reason of the disclosure of any such information as to the names and addresses of the holders of Securities in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.1 or this Section, 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 subsection (b) of this Section.

SECTION 4.3. Reports by the Issuer. The Issuer covenants to file with the Trustee and the Commission, and transmit to Holders of Securities, such information, documents and reports and such summaries thereof as may be required by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 at the times and in the manner provided pursuant to such Act; provided that any such information, documents or reports which the Issuer may be required to file with the Commission pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 shall be filed with the Trustee within 15 days after the same are required to be filed with the Commission.

 

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SECTION 4.4. Reports by the Trustee. (a) Within 60 days after each May 15th of each year commencing with the first May 15th after the first issuance of Securities pursuant to this Indenture, the Trustee shall transmit to the Securityholders of each series a brief report dated as of such reporting date that complies with Section 313(a) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, if such a report is required pursuant to Section 313(a) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. The Trustee also shall comply with Section 313(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. The Trustee shall also transmit all reports as required by Section 313(c) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

(b) A copy of each such report shall, at the time of such transmission to Securityholders, be furnished to the Issuer and be filed by the Trustee with each stock exchange upon which the Securities of any applicable series are listed and also with the Commission. The Issuer agrees to notify the Trustee in writing with respect to any series when and as the Securities of such series become admitted to trading on any national securities exchange or of any delisting thereof.

ARTICLE 5

REMEDIES OF THE TRUSTEE AND SECURITYHOLDERS

ON EVENT OF DEFAULT

SECTION 5.1. Event of Default Defined; Acceleration of Maturity; Waiver of Default. “Event of Default” with respect to Securities of any series wherever used herein, means each one of the following events which shall have occurred and be continuing (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether 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):

(a) default in the payment of any installment of interest upon any of the Securities of such series as and when the same shall become due and payable, and continuance of such default for a period of 30 days (whether or not prohibited by the subordination provisions of this Indenture);

 

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(b) default in the payment of all or any part of the principal of, or premium (if any) on, any of the Securities of such series as and when the same shall become due and payable either at maturity, upon redemption, by declaration or otherwise (whether or not prohibited by the subordination provisions of this Indenture);

(c) default in the payment of any sinking fund installment as and when the same shall become due and payable by the terms of the Securities of such series;

(d) default in the performance, or breach, of any covenant or warranty of the Issuer in respect of the Securities of such series (other than a covenant or warranty in respect of the Securities of such series a default in whose performance or whose breach is elsewhere in this Section specifically dealt with), 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 Issuer by the Trustee or to the Issuer and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such 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;

(e) a court having jurisdiction in the premises shall enter a decree or order for relief in respect of the Issuer in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee or sequestrator (or similar official) of the Issuer or for any substantial part of its property or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and such decree or order shall remain unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days;

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the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee or sequestrator (or similar official) of the Issuer or for any substantial part of its property, or make any general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or

(g) any other Event of Default provided in a supplemental indenture or resolution of the Board of Directors under which such series of Securities is issued or in the form of Security for such series.

If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of any series at the time Outstanding occurs and is continuing, then, and in each and every such case, unless the principal of all of the Securities of such series shall have already become due and payable, either the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding hereunder by notice in writing to the Issuer (and to the Trustee if given by Securityholders), may declare the entire principal (or, if the Securities of such series are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of such series) of all Securities of such series and the interest accrued thereon, if any, to be due and payable immediately, and upon any such declaration the same shall become immediately due and payable; provided, however, that payment of principal and interest on the Securities of such series shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article 13.

The foregoing provisions, however, are subject to the condition that if, at any time after the principal (or, if the Securities are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal as may be specified in the terms thereof) of the Securities of any series shall have been so declared due and payable, and before any judgment or decree for the payment of the moneys due shall have been obtained or entered as hereinafter provided, the Issuer shall pay or shall deposit with the Trustee a sum sufficient to pay all matured installments of interest upon all the Securities of such series and the principal of any and all Securities of such series which shall have become due otherwise than by acceleration (with interest upon such principal and, to the extent that payment of such interest is enforceable under applicable law, on overdue installments of interest, at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in the Securities of such series, to the date of such payment or deposit) and such amount as shall be sufficient to cover reasonable compensation to the

 

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Trustee, its agents, attorneys and counsel, and all other reasonable expenses and liabilities incurred, and all reasonable advances made, by the Trustee except as a result of negligence or bad faith, and if any and all Events of Default under the Indenture with respect to the Securities of that series, other than the non-payment of the principal of Securities of that series which shall have become due by acceleration, shall have been cured, waived or otherwise remedied as provided herein — then and in every such case the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of all the Securities of such series then Outstanding, by written notice to the Issuer and to the Trustee, may waive all defaults with respect to such series and rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences, but no such waiver or rescission and annulment shall extend to or shall affect any subsequent default or shall impair any right consequent thereon.

For all purposes under this Indenture, if a portion of the principal of any Original Issue Discount Securities shall have been accelerated and declared due and payable pursuant to the provisions hereof, then, from and after such declaration, unless such declaration has been rescinded and annulled, the principal amount of such Original Issue Discount Securities shall be deemed, for all purposes hereunder, to be such portion of the principal thereof as shall be due and payable as a result of such acceleration, and payment of such portion of the principal thereof as shall be due and payable as a result of such acceleration, together with interest, if any, thereon and all other amounts owing thereunder, shall constitute payment in full of such Original Issue Discount Securities.

SECTION 5.2. Collection of Indebtedness by Trustee; Trustee May Prove Debt. The Issuer covenants that in case (a) default shall be made in the payment of any installment of interest on any of the Securities of any series when such interest shall have become due and payable, and such default shall have continued for a period of 30 days or (b) default shall be made in the payment of all or any part of the principal of any of the Securities of any series when the same shall have become due and payable, whether upon maturity of the Securities of such series or upon any redemption or by declaration or otherwise, then in either such case, upon demand of the Trustee, the Issuer will pay to the Trustee for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities of such series the whole amount that then shall have become due and payable on all Securities of such series for principal or interest, as the case may be (with interest to the date of such payment upon the overdue principal and, to the extent that payment of such

 

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interest is enforceable under applicable law, on overdue installments of interest at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in the Securities of such series); and in addition thereto, such further amount as shall be sufficient to cover the costs and expenses of collection, including reasonable compensation to the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, their respective agents, attorneys and counsel, and any expenses and liabilities incurred, and all advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee except as a result of its negligence or bad faith.

In case the Issuer shall fail forthwith to pay such amounts upon such demand, the Trustee, in its own name and as trustee of an express trust, shall be entitled and empowered to institute any action or proceedings at law or in equity for the collection of the sums so due and unpaid, and may prosecute any such action or proceedings to judgment or final decree, and may enforce any such judgment or final decree against the Issuer or other obligor upon such Securities and collect in the manner provided by law out of the property of the Issuer or other obligor upon such Securities, wherever situated, the moneys adjudged or decreed to be payable.

In case there shall be pending proceedings relative to the Issuer or any other obligor upon the Securities under Title 11 of the United States Code or any other applicable Federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or in case a receiver, assignee or trustee in bankruptcy or reorganization, liquidator, sequestrator or similar official shall have been appointed for or taken possession of the Issuer or its property or such other obligor, or in case of any other comparable judicial proceedings relative to the Issuer or other obligor upon the Securities of any series, or to the creditors or property of the Issuer or such other obligor, the Trustee, irrespective of whether the principal of any Securities 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 pursuant to the provisions of this Section, shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceedings or otherwise:

(a) to file and prove a claim or claims for the whole amount of principal and interest (or, if the Securities of any series are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of such series) owing and unpaid in respect of the Securities of any series, and to file such other papers or documents as may be necessary or

 

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advisable in order to have the claims of the Trustee (including any claim for reasonable compensation to the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, and their respective agents, attorneys and counsel, and for reimbursement of all expenses and liabilities incurred, and all advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, except as a result of negligence or bad faith) and of the Securityholders allowed in any judicial proceedings relative to the Issuer or other obligor upon the Securities of any series, or to the creditors or property of the Issuer or such other obligor,

(b) unless prohibited by applicable law and regulations, to vote on behalf of the holders of the Securities of any series in any election of a trustee or a standby trustee in arrangement, reorganization, liquidation or other bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings or person performing similar functions in comparable proceedings, and

(c) to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims, and to distribute all amounts received with respect to the claims of the Securityholders and of the Trustee on their behalf; and any trustee, receiver, or liquidator, custodian or other similar official is hereby authorized by each of the Securityholders to make payments to the Trustee, and, in the event that the Trustee shall consent to the making of payments directly to the Securityholders, to pay to the Trustee such amounts as shall be sufficient to cover reasonable compensation to the Trustee, each predecessor Trustee and their respective agents, attorneys and counsel, and all reasonable expenses and liabilities incurred, and all reasonable advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee except as a result of negligence or bad faith and all other amounts due to the Trustee or any predecessor Trustee pursuant to Section 6.6.

Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the Trustee to authorize or consent to or vote for or accept or adopt on behalf of any Securityholder any plan or reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Securities of any series or the rights of any Holder thereof, or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Securityholder in any such proceeding except, as aforesaid, to vote for the election of a trustee in bankruptcy or similar person.

 

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All rights of action and of asserting claims under this Indenture, or under any of the Securities of any series, may be enforced by the Trustee without the possession of any of the Securities of such series or the production thereof on any trial or other proceedings relative thereto, and any such action or proceedings instituted by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as trustee of an express trust, and any recovery of judgment, subject to the payment of reasonable expenses, disbursements and compensation of the Trustee, each predecessor Trustee and their respective agents and attorneys, shall be for the ratable benefit of the holders of the Securities in respect of which such action was taken.

In any proceedings brought by the Trustee (and also any proceedings involving the interpretation of any provision of this Indenture to which the Trustee shall be a party) the Trustee shall be held to represent all the holders of the Securities in respect to which such action was taken, and it shall not be necessary to make any holders of such Securities parties to any such proceedings.

SECTION 5.3. Application of Proceeds. Any moneys collected by the Trustee pursuant to this Article in respect of any series shall be applied in the following order at the date or dates fixed by the Trustee and, in case of the distribution of such moneys on account of principal or interest, upon presentation of the several Securities in respect of which monies have been collected and stamping (or otherwise noting) thereon the payment, or issuing Securities of such series in reduced principal amounts in exchange for the presented Securities of like series if only partially paid, or upon surrender thereof if fully paid:

FIRST: To the payment of costs and expenses applicable to such series in respect of which monies have been collected, including reasonable compensation to the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee and their respective agents and attorneys and of all reasonable expenses and liabilities incurred, and all reasonable advances made, by the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee except as a result of negligence or bad faith, and all other amounts due to the Trustees or any predecessor Trustee pursuant to Section 6.6;

 

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SECOND: To holders of Senior Indebtedness of the Issuer and, if collected from a guarantor, to holders of Senior Indebtedness of such guarantor, in each case to the extent required by, and in accordance with, Article 13.

THIRD: In case the principal of the Securities of such series in respect of which moneys have been collected shall not have become and be then due and payable, to the payment of interest on the Securities of such series in default in the order of the maturity of the installments of such interest, with interest (to the extent that such interest has been collected by the Trustee) upon the overdue installments of interest at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in such Securities, such payments to be made ratably to the persons entitled thereto, without discrimination or preference;

FOURTH: In case the principal of the Securities of such series in respect of which moneys have been collected shall have become and shall be then due and payable, to the payment of the whole amount then owing and unpaid upon all the Securities of such series for principal and interest, with interest upon the overdue principal, and (to the extent that such interest has been collected by the Trustee) upon overdue installments of interest at the same rate as the rate of interest or Yield to Maturity (in the case of Original Issue Discount Securities) specified in the Securities of such series; and in case such moneys shall be insufficient to pay in full the whole amount so due and unpaid upon the Securities of such series, then to the payment of such principal and interest or Yield to Maturity, without preference or priority of principal over interest or Yield to Maturity, or of interest or Yield to Maturity over principal, or of any installment of interest over any other installment of interest, or of any Security of such series over any other Security of such series, ratably to the aggregate of such principal and accrued and unpaid interest or Yield to Maturity; and

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SECTION 5.4. Suits for Enforcement. In case an Event of Default has occurred, has not been waived and is continuing, the Trustee may in its discretion (but shall not be obligated to) proceed to protect and enforce the rights vested in it by this Indenture by such appropriate judicial proceedings as the Trustee shall deem most effectual to protect and enforce any of such rights, either at law in equity or in bankruptcy or otherwise, whether for the specific enforcement of any covenant or agreement contained in this Indenture or in aid of the exercise of any power granted in this Indenture or to enforce any other legal or equitable right vested in the Trustee by this Indenture or by law.

SECTION 5.5. Restoration of Rights on Abandonment of Proceedings. In case the Trustee shall have proceeded to enforce any right under this Indenture and such proceedings shall have been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or shall have been determined adversely to the Trustee, then and in every such case the Issuer and the Trustee shall be restored respectively to their former positions and rights hereunder, and all rights, remedies and powers of the Issuer, the Trustee and the Securityholders shall continue as though no such proceedings had been taken.

SECTION 5.6. Limitations on Suits by Securityholders. No holder of any Security of any series shall have any right by virtue or by availing of any provision of this Indenture to institute any action or proceeding at law or in equity or in bankruptcy or otherwise upon or under or with respect to this Indenture, or for the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other similar official or for any other remedy hereunder, unless such holder previously shall have given to the Trustee written notice of default and of the continuance thereof, as hereinbefore provided, and unless also the holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then outstanding shall have made written request upon the Trustee to institute such action or proceedings in its own name as trustee hereunder and shall have offered to the Trustee such indemnity satisfactory to it as it may require against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred therein or thereby and the Trustee for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity shall have failed to institute any such action or proceeding and no direction inconsistent with any such action or proceeding and no direction

 

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inconsistent with such written request shall have been given to the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.9; it being understood and intended, and being expressly covenanted by the taker and Holder of every Security with every other taker and Holder and the Trustee, that no one or more Holders of Securities of any series shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue or by availing of any provision of this Indenture to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other such Holder of Securities, or to obtain or seek to obtain priority over or preference to any other such Holder or to enforce any right under this Indenture, except in the manner herein provided and for the equal, ratable and common benefit of all Holders of Securities of the applicable series (it being further understood that (subject to Section 6.1) the Trustee shall have no duty to ascertain whether or not such actions or forebearances are unduly prejudicial to such Holders). For the protection and enforcement of the provisions of this Section, each and every Securityholder and the Trustee shall be entitled to such relief as can be given either at law or in equity.

SECTION 5.7. Unconditional Right of Securityholders to Institute Certain Suits. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Indenture and any provision of any Security, the right of any Holder of any Security to receive payment of the principal of and interest on such Security on or after the respective due dates expressed in such Security, or to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such respective dates, shall not be impaired or affected without the consent of such Holder.

SECTION 5.8. Powers and Remedies Cumulative; Delay or Omission Not Waiver of Default. Except as otherwise provided in Section 5.6 and with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, defaced or destroyed, lost or stolen Securities in the last sentence of Section 2.9, no right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the holders of Securities 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.

 

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No delay or omission of the Trustee or of any holder of Securities to exercise any right or power accruing upon any Event of Default occurring and continuing as aforesaid shall impair any such right or power or shall be construed to be a waiver of any such Event of Default or an acquiescence therein; and, subject to Section 5.6, every power and remedy given by this Indenture or by law to the Trustee or to the holders of Securities may be exercised from time to time, and as often as shall be deemed expedient, by the Trustee or by the holders of Securities.

SECTION 5.9. Control by Holders of Securities. The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of any series at the time Outstanding 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 by this Indenture; provided that such direction shall not be otherwise than in accordance with law and the provisions of this Indenture and provided further that (subject to the provisions of Section 6.1) the Trustee shall have the right to decline to follow any such direction if the Trustee, being advised by counsel, shall determine that the action or proceeding so directed may not lawfully be taken or if the Trustee in good faith shall determine that the action or proceedings so directed would involve the Trustee in personal liability or if the Trustee in good faith shall so determine that the actions or forebearances specified in or pursuant to such direction would be unduly prejudicial to the interests of Holders of the Securities of any series not joining in the giving of said direction, it being understood that (subject to Section 6.1) the Trustee shall have no duty to ascertain whether or not such actions or forebearances are unduly prejudicial to such Holders.

Nothing in this Indenture shall impair the right of the Trustee in its discretion to take any action deemed proper by the Trustee and which is not inconsistent with such direction or directions by Securityholders.

SECTION 5.10. Waiver of Past Defaults. Subject to Section 5.1, prior to the declaration of the acceleration of the maturity of the Securities of any series as provided in Section 5.1, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series at the time Outstanding may on behalf of the Holders of all the Securities of such series waive any past default or Event of Default described in clause (d), (e), (f) or (g) of Section 5.1

 

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with respect to such series and its consequences except a default in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Security affected. In the case of any such waiver, the Issuer, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall be restored to their former positions and rights hereunder, respectively; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Upon any such waiver, such default shall cease to exist and be deemed to have been cured and not to have occurred, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, and not to have occurred 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.

The Issuer may, in the circumstances permitted by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, fix any day as the record date for the purpose of determining the Holders of Securities of any series entitled to give or take any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action, or to vote on any action, authorized or permitted to be given or taken by Holders of Securities of such series under Section 5.9 or this Section. If not set by the Issuer prior to the first solicitation of a Holder of Securities of such series made by any Person in respect of any such action, or, in the case of any such vote, prior to such vote, the record date for any such action or vote shall be the 30th day (or, if later, the date of the most recent list of Holders required to be provided pursuant to Section 4.1) prior to such first solicitation or vote, as the case may be. With regard to any record date for action to be taken by the Holders of one or more series of Securities, only the Holders of Securities of such series on such date (or their duly designated proxies) shall be entitled to give or take, or vote on, the relevant action.

SECTION 5.11. Trustee to Give Notice of Default. The Trustee shall, within ninety days after the occurrence of a default with respect to the Securities of any series, give notice of all defaults with respect to that series actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to all Holders of then Outstanding Securities of that series, by mailing such notice to such Holders at their addresses as they shall appear in the registry books, unless in each case such defaults shall have been cured before the mailing or publication of such notice (the term “defaults” for the purpose of this Section being hereby defined to mean any event or condition which is, or with notice or lapse of time or both would become, an Event of Default).

 

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SECTION 5.12. Right of Court to Require Filing of Undertaking to Pay Costs. All parties to this Indenture agree, and each Holder of any Security by his acceptance thereof shall be deemed to have agreed, that any court may in its discretion require, 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, suffered or omitted by it as Trustee, the filing by any party litigant in such suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of such suit, and that such court may in its discretion assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, against any party litigant in such suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by such party litigant; but the provisions of this Section shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Trustee, to any suit instituted by any Securityholder or group of Securityholders of any series holding in the aggregate more than 10% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities Outstanding of such series, or to any suit instituted by any Securityholder for the enforcement of the payment of the principal of or interest on any Security on or after the due date expressed in such Security.

ARTICLE 6

CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE

SECTION 6.1. Duties and Responsibilities of the Trustee; During Default; Prior to Default. With respect to the Holders of any series of Securities issued hereunder, the Trustee, prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of a particular series and after the curing or waiving of all Events of Default which may have occurred with respect to such series, undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Indenture. In case an Event of Default actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee with respect to the Securities of a series has occurred (which has not been cured or waived) 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 such person’s own affairs.

 

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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) prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of any series and after the curing or waiving of all such Events of Default with respect to such series which may have occurred:

(i) the duties and obligations of the Trustee with respect to the Securities of any Series shall be determined solely by the express provisions of this Indenture, and the Trustee shall not be liable except for the performance of such duties and obligations as are specifically set forth in this Indenture, and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee; and

(ii) in the absence of bad faith on the part of the Trustee, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon any 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 only to examine the same on their face 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);

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(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 pursuant to Section 5.9 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.

None of the provisions contained in this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk funds or otherwise incur personal financial liability in the performance of any of its duties or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if, in its opinion, there shall be reasonable ground for believing that the repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such liability is not reasonably assured to it.

SECTION 6.2. Certain Rights of the Trustee. Subject to Section 6.1:

(a) the Trustee may conclusively rely and shall be fully protected in acting or refraining from acting upon any resolution, Officers’ Certificate or any other certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, security or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;

(b) any request, direction, order or demand of the Issuer mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by an Officers’ Certificate (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed); and any resolution of the Board of Directors may be evidenced to the Trustee by a copy thereof certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer;

(c) the Trustee may consult with counsel of its selection (at the expense of the Issuer) who may be counsel to the Issuer and any advice or Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted to be taken by it hereunder in good faith and in accordance with such advice or Opinion of Counsel;

 

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(d) the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the trusts or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request, order or direction of any of the Securityholders pursuant to the provisions of this Indenture, unless such Securityholders shall have offered to the Trustee indemnity satisfactory to it against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred therein or thereby;

(e) 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, rights or powers conferred upon it by this Indenture;

(f) prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default hereunder and after the curing or waiving of all Events of Default, 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, consent, order, approval, appraisal, bond, debenture, note, security, or other paper or document unless requested in writing so to do by the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of all series affected then outstanding; provided that, if the payment within a reasonable time to the Trustee of the costs, expenses or liabilities likely to be incurred by it in the making of such investigation is, in the opinion of the Trustee, not reasonably assured to the Trustee, the Trustee may require indemnity satisfactory to it against such expenses or liabilities as a condition to proceeding; the reasonable expenses of every such investigation shall be paid by the Issuer or, if paid by the Trustee or any predecessor trustee, shall be repaid by the Issuer upon demand;

(g) 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 not regularly in its employ and the Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any such agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder;

 

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(h) the Trustee shall not be charged with knowledge of any default or Event of Default unless a Responsible Officer of the Trustee (i) has actual knowledge of such Default or Event of Default or (ii) the Trustee has been notified in writing by the Issuer or any Holder of Securities;

(i) in no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for special, indirect, punitive 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;

(j) 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;

(k) the Trustee shall not be required to give any bond or surety in respect of the performance of its powers and duties hereunder; and

(l) the Trustee may request that the Issuer deliver a certificate setting forth the names of individuals and/or titles of officers authorized at such time to take specified actions pursuant to this Indenture.

SECTION 6.3. Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals, Disposition of Securities or Application of Proceeds Thereof. The recitals contained herein and in the Securities, except the Trustee’s certificates of authentication, shall be taken as the statements of the Issuer, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness of the same. The Trustee makes no representation as to the validity or sufficiency of this Indenture or of the Securities. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Issuer of any of the Securities or of the proceeds thereof.

 

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SECTION 6.4. Trustee and Agents May Hold Securities; Collections, etc. The Trustee or any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities with the same rights it would have if it were not the Trustee or such agent and, subject to Sections 6.8 and 6.13, if operative, may otherwise deal with the Issuer and receive, collect, hold and retain collections from the Issuer with the same rights it would have if it were not the Trustee or such agent.

SECTION 6.5. Moneys Held by Trustee. Subject to the provisions of Section 10.5 hereof, all moneys received by the Trustee shall, until used or applied as herein provided, be held in trust for the purposes for which they were received, but need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by mandatory provisions of law. Neither the Trustee nor any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be under any liability for interest on any moneys received by it hereunder.

SECTION 6.6. Compensation and Indemnification of Trustee and Its Prior Claim. The Issuer covenants and agrees to pay to the Trustee from time to time, and the Trustee shall be entitled to, such compensation as agreed to in writing between the Issuer and the Trustee (which shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust) and the Issuer covenants and agrees to pay or reimburse the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee upon its request for all reasonable expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by or on behalf of it in connection with this Indenture (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its counsel and of all agents and other persons not regularly in its employ) except any such expense, disbursement or advance as may arise from its negligence or willful misconduct. The Issuer also covenants to indemnify the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee, its officers, directors, employees and agents for, and to hold it, its officers, directors, employees and agents harmless against, any loss, liability or expense incurred without negligence or willful misconduct on its part, arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of this Indenture or the trusts hereunder and its duties hereunder, including the costs and expenses of defending itself against or investigating any claim of liability (whether asserted by the Issuer, or any Holder or any other Person) in the premises. The obligations of the Issuer under this Section to compensate and indemnify the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee and to

 

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pay or reimburse the Trustee and each predecessor Trustee for expenses, disbursements and advances shall constitute additional indebtedness hereunder and shall survive the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture and the resignation or removal of the Trustee. Such additional indebtedness shall be a senior claim to that of 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, and the Securities are hereby subordinated to such senior claim. Any payments or reimbursements due under this Section 6.6 shall not be subordinated to the payment of Senior Indebtedness under Article 13.

Whenever the Trustee incurs any fees or expenses (including the fees and expenses of its counsel) in connection with a Default or an Event of Default under Section 5.1 hereof, those fees and expenses are intended to constitute administrative expenses under any bankruptcy law.

As security for the performance of the obligations of the Issuer under this Section, the Trustee shall have a lien prior to the Securities upon all property and funds held or collected by the Trustee as such, except funds held in trust for the payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest, if any, on particular Securities.

The provisions of this Section shall survive the resignation or removal of the Trustee and the termination of this Indenture.

SECTION 6.7. Right of Trustee to Rely on Officers’ Certificate, etc. Subject to Sections 6.1 and 6.2, whenever in the administration of the trusts of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it necessary or desirable that a matter be provided or established prior to taking or suffering or omitting any action hereunder, such matter (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of gross negligence or bad faith on the part of the Trustee, be deemed to be conclusively provided and established by an Officers’ Certificate delivered to the Trustee, and such certificate, in the absence of gross negligence or bad faith on the part of the Trustee, shall be full warrant to the Trustee for any action taken, suffered or omitted by it under the provisions of this Indenture upon the faith thereof.

SECTION 6.8. Qualification of Trustee. If the Trustee has or shall acquire a conflicting interest within the meaning of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Trustee shall either eliminate such interest or resign, to the

 

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extent and in the manner provided by, and subject to the provisions of, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 and this Indenture. To the extent permitted by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Trustee shall not be deemed to have conflicting interest by virtue of being a trustee under this Indenture with respect to Securities of more than one series.

SECTION 6.9. Persons Eligible for Appointment as Trustee. The Trustee for each series of Securities hereunder shall at all times be a corporation organized and doing business under the laws of the United States of America or of any state or the District of Columbia (or a Person permitted to act as trustee by the Commission) having a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000, and which is authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers and is subject to supervision or examination by Federal, state or District of Columbia authority. Such corporation or Person shall have a place of business in The City of New York if there be such a corporation or Person in such location willing to act upon reasonable and customary terms and conditions. If such corporation or Person publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of the aforesaid supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section, the combined capital and surplus of such corporation or Person shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. Such corporation or Person shall not be and shall represent that it is not an obligor on the Securities or a person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such obligor. In case at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the Trustee shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect specified in Section 6.10.

SECTION 6.10. Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor Trustee. (a) The Trustee, or any trustee or trustees hereafter appointed, may at any time resign with respect to one or more or all series of Securities by giving written notice of resignation to the Issuer and, if required by applicable law or regulations, by mailing notice of such resignation to the Holders of then Outstanding Securities of each series affected at their addresses as they shall appear on the registry books. Upon receiving such notice of resignation, the Issuer shall promptly appoint a successor trustee or trustees with respect to the applicable series by written instrument in duplicate, executed by authority of the Board of Directors, one copy of which instrument shall be delivered to the

 

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resigning Trustee and one copy to the successor trustee or trustees. If no successor trustee shall have been so appointed with respect to any series and have accepted appointment within 30 days after the mailing of such notice of resignation, the resigning trustee may petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor trustee, at the expense of the Issuer, or any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security or Securities of the applicable series for at least six months may, subject to the provisions of Section 5.12, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any such court for the appointment of a successor trustee. Such court may thereupon, after such notice, if any, as it may deem proper and prescribe, appoint a successor trustee.

(b) In case at any time any of the following shall occur:

(i) the Trustee shall fail to comply with the provisions of Section 6.8 with respect to any series of Securities after written request therefor by the Issuer or by any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security or Securities of such series for at least six months; or

(ii) the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.9 and shall fail to resign after written request therefor by the Issuer or by any Securityholder; or

(iii) the Trustee shall become incapable of acting with respect to any series of Securities, or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent, or a receiver or liquidator 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, the Issuer may remove the Trustee with respect to the applicable series of Securities and appoint a successor trustee for such series by written instrument, in duplicate, executed by order of the Board of Directors of the Issuer, one copy of which instrument shall be delivered to the Trustee so removed and one copy to the successor trustee, or, subject to the provisions of Section 5.12, any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security or Securities 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 removal of the Trustee and the appointment of a successor trustee with respect to such series. Such court may thereupon, after such notice, if any, as it may deem proper and prescribe, remove the Trustee and appoint a successor trustee.