cnxc-20230802
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 2, 2023
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware001-3949427-1605762
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 235, Newark, California
94560
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(800) 747-0583
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240-13e-4(c))




Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per shareCNXCThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company   
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   ☐




Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On August 2, 2023, Concentrix Corporation (“Concentrix” or the “Company”) issued and sold (i) $800,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.650% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”), (ii) $800,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.600% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”) and (iii) $550,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.850% Senior Notes due 2033 (the “2033 Notes” and, together with the 2026 Notes and 2028 Notes, the “Notes,” and such offering, the “Notes Offering”). The Notes were sold in a registered public offering pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-273277), which became effective upon filing, and a Prospectus Supplement dated July 19, 2023, to a Prospectus dated July 17, 2023.
The Notes were issued pursuant to, and are governed by, an indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023 (the “Base Indenture”), between Concentrix and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by a first supplemental indenture dated as of August 2, 2023 between Concentrix and the Trustee relating to the 2026 Notes, a second supplemental indenture dated as of August 2, 2023 between Concentrix and the Trustee relating to the 2028 Notes, and a third supplemental indenture dated as of August 2, 2023 between Concentrix and the Trustee relating to the 2033 Notes (such supplemental indentures, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”). The Indenture contains customary covenants and restrictions, including covenants that limit Concentrix’ and certain of its subsidiaries’ ability to create or incur liens on shares of stock of certain subsidiaries or on principal properties, engage in sale/leaseback transactions or, with respect to Concentrix, consolidate or merge with, or sell or lease substantially all its assets to, another person. The Indenture also provides for customary events of default.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering, together with other debt financing and cash on hand, to fund the cash consideration payable by the Company in connection with its pending acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of Marnix Lux SA (“Webhelp Parent”), the indirect parent company of Webhelp SAS (collectively referred to herein with Webhelp Parent and Webhelp Parent’s subsidiaries as “Webhelp”), to repay existing indebtedness of Webhelp and to pay related fees and expenses in connection with the Acquisition. The remaining proceeds, if any, will be used for general corporate purposes.
The foregoing description of the Indenture is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Base Indenture and the related supplemental indentures, including the respective forms of each series of Notes attached as an exhibit to the respective supplemental indenture for such series, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference.
Item 2.03.     Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 8.01.     Other Events.
As previously disclosed, on March 29, 2023, Concentrix entered into a commitment letter (as it may be amended from time to time, the “Bridge Commitment Letter”), under which JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and certain other financing institutions joining thereto pursuant to the terms thereof committed to provide a 364-day bridge loan facility. On August 2, 2023, the remaining outstanding commitment of approximately $2.15 billion under the Bridge Commitment Letter was reduced to zero.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the intended use of net proceeds from the Notes Offering. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including risks detailed from time to time in Concentrix’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this Current Report are based on information available to Concentrix as of the date hereof, and Concentrix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made except as required by law.



This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Description
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
5.1
23.1
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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: August 2, 2023
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
By:/s/ Jane C. Fogarty
Jane C. Fogarty
Executive Vice President, Legal

Document
Exhibit 4.1









INDENTURE

Dated as of

August 2, 2023

Between

CONCENTRIX CORPORATION,
as Company
and
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee
 
 
DEBT SECURITIES
 






TABLE OF CONTENTS
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EXHIBITS

EXHIBIT A    Form of Security 
EXHIBIT B     Form of Compliance Certificate
CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE*
Trust Indenture
Act Section
Indenture Section
310(a)(1)11.04
(a)(2)11.04
(a)(3)N.A.
(a)(4)N.A.
(a)(5)11.04
(b)11.01; 11.04
(c)N.A.
311(a)11.11
(b)11.11
(c)N.A.
312(a)10.03
(b)11.10
(c)11.10
313(a)10.01
(b)(1)N.A.
(b)(2)10.01; 11.01
(c)10.01
(d)10.01
314(a)6.05; 10.02
(b)N.A.
(c)(1)16.01
(c)(2)16.01
(c)(3)N.A.
(d)N.A
(e)16.01
(f)N.A.
315(a)11.02
(b)11.03
(c)11.02
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(d)11.02
(e)11.05
316(a) (last sentence)1.01
(a)(1)(A)7.06
(a)(1)(B)7.06
(a)(2)N.A.
(b)7.07
(c)3.08
317(a)(1)7.03
(a)(2)7.04
(b)6.03
318(a)16.14
(b)N.A.
(c)16.14

N.A. means not applicable.
* This Cross Reference Table is not part of the Indenture.
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INDENTURE dated as of August 2, 2023, between CONCENTRIX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as trustee (the “Trustee”).
WITNESSETH:
WHEREAS, the Company has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture to provide for the issuance of debentures, notes, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness (the “Securities”) in an unlimited aggregate principal amount to be issued from time to time in one or more series as provided in this Indenture; and
WHEREAS, all things necessary to make this Indenture a valid and legally binding agreement of the Company, in accordance with its terms, have been done.
NOW, THEREFORE, THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH:
That, in consideration of the premises and the purchase of the Securities by the Holders (as defined below) thereof for the equal and proportionate benefit of all of the present and future Holders of the Securities, each party agrees and covenants as follows:
ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS
Section 1.01    Definitions.
(a)    Unless otherwise defined in this Indenture or the context otherwise requires, all terms used herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Trust Indenture Act.
(b)    Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in this Section 1.01(b) shall for all purposes of this Indenture have the meanings hereinafter set forth, the following definitions to be equally applicable to both the singular and the plural forms of any of the terms herein defined:
Affiliate” means, with respect to any specified Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person. For the purposes of this definition, “control” when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms “controlling” and “controlled” have meanings correlative to the foregoing.
Attributable Debt” means, with respect to any sale and lease-back transaction, the present value (discounted in accordance with GAAP at the rate set forth or implicit in the terms of the lease included in such Sale and Leaseback Transaction) of the total obligations of the lessee for rental payments (other than amounts required to be paid on account of taxes, maintenance, repairs, insurance, assessments, utilities, operating and labor costs and other items that do not constitute payments for property rights) during the remaining term of the lease included in such sale and lease-back transaction (including any period for which such lease has been extended). In the case of any lease that is terminable by the lessee upon payment of a penalty, the Attributable Debt shall be the lesser of the Attributable Debt determined assuming termination on the first date such lease may be terminated (in which case the Attributable Debt shall also include the amount of the penalty, but no rent shall be considered as required to be paid under such lease subsequent to the first date upon which it may be so terminated) or the Attributable Debt determined assuming no such termination.
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Authenticating Agent” has the meaning provided in Section 11.09.
Authorized Officers” means the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer, the Chief Operating Officer, the Secretary or any Assistant Secretary and any Executive Vice President of the Company.
Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code.
Board of Directors” means either the board of directors of the Company or the executive or any other committee of that board duly authorized to act in respect hereof.
Board Resolution” means a copy of a resolution or resolutions certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect on the date of such certification and delivered to the Trustee.
Business Day” means, when used with respect to any Place of Payment or any other particular location referred to in this Indenture or in the Securities, any day except a Saturday, Sunday or any other day on which commercial banks in such Place of Payment or other location are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.
Capital Stock” means:
(a)    in the case of a corporation, corporate stock;
(b)    in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of corporate stock;
(c)    in the case of a partnership or limited liability company, partnership interests (whether general or limited) or membership interests; and
(d)     any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person, but excluding from all of the foregoing any debt securities convertible into Capital Stock, whether or not such debt securities include any right of participation with Capital Stock.
Change of Control” means the occurrence of any one of the following:
(a)    the direct or indirect sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or other disposition (other than by way of merger or consolidation), in one or a series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets and the assets of the Company’s subsidiaries taken as a whole to any “person” (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act) other than to the Company or one of the Company’s Subsidiaries;
(b)    the consummation of any transaction (including without limitation, any merger or consolidation) the result of which is that any “person” (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), other than the Company or its Subsidiaries, becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the Company’s outstanding Voting Stock, measured by voting power rather than number of shares; or
(c)    the adoption of a plan relating to the Company’s liquidation or dissolution.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a transaction will not be deemed to involve a Change of Control if (1) the Company becomes a direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiary of a holding
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company and (2)(A) the direct or indirect holders of the Voting Stock of such holding company immediately following that transaction are substantially the same as the holders of the Company’s Voting Stock immediately prior to that transaction or (B) immediately following that transaction, no “person” (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act) (other than a holding company satisfying the requirements of this sentence) is the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly of more than 50% of the Voting Stock of such holding company.
Change of Control Triggering Event” means the occurrence of both a Change of Control and a Ratings Event.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as in effect on the date hereof.
Company” means the Person named as the “Company” in the recitals, until a successor Person shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Company” shall mean such successor Person.
Company Order” means a written request or order signed in the name of the Company by any of the Authorized Officers and delivered to the Trustee.
Consolidated Tangible Assets” means all assets of a Person, other than assets that are considered to be intangible assets, as set forth in such Person’s most recent consolidated balance sheet and computed in accordance with GAAP.
Corporate Trust Office,” or other similar term, means the principal office of the Trustee at which at any particular time its corporate trust business relating to this Indenture shall be administered, which office at the date hereof is located at the address set forth in Section 16.03(b), or such other address as the Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company, or the principal corporate trust office of any successor Trustee (or such other address as such successor Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company).
Currency” means U.S. Dollars.  
Default” has the meaning provided in Section 11.03.
Defaulted Interest” has the meaning provided in Section 3.08(b).
Depositary” means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable in whole or in part in the form of one or more Global Securities, the Person designated as Depositary by the Company pursuant to Section 3.01 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 Securities of that series.
Designated Currency” has the meaning provided in Section 3.11.
Discharged” has the meaning provided in Section 12.03.
Event of Default” has the meaning provided in Section 7.01.
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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Exempted Debt” means the sum, without duplication, of the following items outstanding as of the date Exempted Debt is being determined:
(a)    indebtedness of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries incurred after the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued and secured by Liens created or assumed or permitted to exist pursuant to the last paragraph of Section 6.09; and
(b)    Attributable Debt of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of all sale and lease-back transactions with regard to any Principal Property entered into pursuant to the last paragraph of Section 6.10.
Fitch” means Fitch, Inc., a subsidiary of Finlac, S.A., and its successors.
Floating Rate Security” means a Security that provides for the payment of interest at a variable rate determined periodically by reference to an interest rate index specified pursuant to Section 3.01.
Funded Debt” means all Indebtedness, including purchase money indebtedness, having a maturity of more than one year from the date of its creation or having a maturity of less than one year but by its terms being renewable or extendible at the option of the obligor, beyond one year from the date of its creation.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect from time to time and at the date of any computation. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (i) without giving effect to any election under FASB ASC 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness of any Person at “fair value”, as defined therein, (ii) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under FASB ASC 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof, (iii) without giving effect to the application of Accounting Standards Update 2015-03, Interest, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to the extent such application results in indebtedness being reflected on a balance sheet at an amount less than the stated principal amount thereof and (iv) without giving effect to any change in accounting for leases pursuant to GAAP resulting from the adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842 or any similar, successor or substitute accounting standard or codification), to the extent such change would require the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities that would not have been required to be classified as a capital lease under GAAP as in effect immediately prior to the adoption thereof. If there occurs a change in generally accepted accounting principles in the United States occurring after the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued and such change would cause a change in the method of calculation of any term or measure used in the Indenture (an “Accounting Change”), then the Company may elect, as evidenced by a written notice of the Company to the Trustee, that such term or measure shall be calculated as if such Accounting Change had not occurred; provided that, with respect to any Accounting Change, in the Company’s good faith determination, the Company’s election to calculate such term or measure as if such Accounting Change had not occurred will not be less favorable to the Holders in any material respect than the method of calculation of such term or measure as in effect on the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued.
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Global Security” means any Security that evidences all or part of a series of Securities, issued in fully-registered certificated form to the Depositary for such series in accordance with Section 3.03.
Government Obligations” means securities that are (i) direct obligations of the United States for the payment of which its full faith and credit is pledged or (ii) obligations of a Person controlled or supervised by and acting as an agency or instrumentality of the United States the timely payment of which is unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States, that, in either case under clauses (i) or (ii) are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof, and shall also include a depositary receipt issued by a bank or trust company as custodian with respect to any such Government Obligation or a specific payment of interest on or principal of any such Government Obligation held by such custodian for the account of the holder of a depositary receipt; provided that (except as required by law) such custodian is not authorized to make any deduction from the amount payable to the holder of such depositary receipt from any amount received by the custodian in respect of the Government Obligation or the specific payment of interest on or principal of the Government Obligation evidenced by such depositary receipt.
Holder,” “Holder of Securities,” or “Securityholder” mean the Person in whose name Securities are registered in the Register.
Indebtedness” means any and all obligations of a Person for money borrowed which, in accordance with GAAP, would be reflected on the balance sheet of such Person as a liability on the date as of which Indebtedness is to be determined.
Indenture” means this instrument and all indentures supplemental hereto entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions hereof and shall include the terms of particular series of Securities established as contemplated by Section 3.01.
Interest Payment Date” means, with respect to any Security, the Stated Maturity of an installment of interest on such Security.
Investment Grade” means a rating of Baa3 or better by Moody’s (or its equivalent under any successor rating category of Moody’s); a rating of BBB- or better by S&P (or its equivalent under any successor rating category of S&P); a rating of BBB- or better by Fitch (or its equivalent under any successor rating category of Fitch); and the equivalent investment grade rating from any replacement Rating Agency or Agencies appointed by the Company.
Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, lien, pledge, charge, security interest or encumbrance of any kind, or any other type of preferential arrangement that has the practical effect of creating a security interest in respect of such asset. For the purposes of the foregoing, the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company will be deemed to own, subject to a Lien, any asset that it has acquired or holds subject to the interest of a vendor or lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or other title retention agreement relating to such asset.
Maturity” means, with respect to any Security, the date on which the principal of such Security shall become due and payable as therein and herein provided, whether by declaration, call for redemption or otherwise.
Members” has the meaning provided in Section 3.03(h).
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation, and its successors.
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Notice of Default” has the meaning provided in Section 7.01(d).
Officer’s Certificate” means a certificate signed by any of the Authorized Officers and delivered to the Trustee. Each such certificate shall include the statements provided for in Section 16.01 if and to the extent required by the provisions of such Section.
Opinion of Counsel” means an opinion in writing signed by legal counsel who is reasonably acceptable to the Trustee, who may be an employee of or counsel to the Company or who may be other counsel, that meets the applicable requirements provided for in Section 16.01.
Original Issue Discount Security” means any Security that is issued with “original issue discount” within the meaning of Section 1273(a) of the Code and the regulations thereunder and any other Security designated by the Company as issued with original issue discount for United States federal income tax purposes.
Outstanding” means, when used with respect to Securities, as of the date of determination, all Securities theretofore authenticated and delivered under this Indenture, except:
(a)    Securities theretofore cancelled by the Trustee or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation;
(b)    Securities or portions thereof for which payment or redemption money in the necessary amount has been theretofore deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent (other than the Company) in trust or set aside and segregated in trust by the Company (if the Company shall act as its own Paying Agent) for the Holders of such Securities or Securities as to which the Company’s obligations have been Discharged; provided, however, that if such Securities or portions thereof are to be redeemed, notice of such redemption has been duly given pursuant to this Indenture or provision therefor satisfactory to the Trustee has been made; and
(c)    Securities that have been paid pursuant to Section 3.07(b) or in exchange for or in lieu of which other Securities have been authenticated and delivered pursuant to this Indenture, other than any such Securities in respect of which there shall have been presented to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee proof satisfactory to it that such Securities are held by a protected purchaser in whose hands such Securities are valid obligations of the Company;
provided, however, that in determining whether the Holders of the requisite principal amount of Securities of a series Outstanding have performed any action (including the making of any demand or request, the giving of any notice, consent or waiver or the taking of any other action) hereunder, Securities owned by the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities of such series or any Affiliate of the Company or of such other obligor shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding unless the Company, such Affiliate or such other obligor owns all of the Securities of such series, except that, in determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in relying upon any such action, only Securities of such series that a Responsible Officer of the Trustee has received written notice to be so owned shall be so disregarded. Securities so owned that have been pledged in good faith may be regarded as Outstanding if the pledgee establishes to the satisfaction of the Trustee the pledgee’s right to act with respect to such Securities and that the pledgee is not the Company or any other obligor upon such Securities or any Affiliate of the Company or of such other obligor. In case of a dispute as to such right, the decision of the Trustee upon the advice of counsel shall be full protection to the Trustee. Upon request of the Trustee, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee promptly an Officer’s Certificate listing and identifying all such Securities, if any, known by the Company to be owned or held by or for the account of any of the above described Persons; and, subject to the provisions of Section 11.01, the Trustee shall be entitled to accept such Officer’s Certificate as conclusive evidence of the facts therein set forth and of the fact that all such Securities not listed therein are Outstanding for
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the purpose of any such determination. In determining whether the Holders of the requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities of a series have performed any action hereunder, the principal amount of an Original Issue Discount Security that shall be deemed to be Outstanding for such purpose 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 7.02.
Paying Agent” means any Person authorized by the Company to pay the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, any Securities on behalf of the Company. The Company may act as Paying Agent with respect to Securities of any series issued hereunder.
Person” means an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, an association, a joint venture, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization or a government or an agency or political subdivision thereof.
Place of Payment” has the meaning provided in Section 3.01(h).
Predecessor Security” means, with respect to any Security, every previous Security evidencing all or a portion of the same debt as that evidenced by such particular Security, and, for the purposes of this definition, any Security authenticated and delivered under Section 3.07 in lieu of a lost, destroyed or stolen Security shall be deemed to evidence the same debt as the lost, destroyed or stolen Security.
Principal Property” means the Company’s corporate headquarters and any warehouse or distribution center, together with any land, land improvements, buildings and fixtures related thereto, owned or leased at the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued or acquired after that date by the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and which is located within the United States, other than:
(a)    any property which in the opinion of the Board of Directors is not of material importance to the total business conducted by the Company as an entirety; or
(b)    any portion of a particular property which is similarly found not to be of material importance to the use or operation of such property.
Rating Agency” means each of Moody’s, S&P and Fitch; provided that, if any of Moody’s, S&P or Fitch ceases to rate the Securities or fails to make a rating of the Securities publicly available, the Company shall appoint a replacement for such Rating Agency that is a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” within the meaning of Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act.
Ratings Event” means, with respect to a series of Securities, (x) if the Securities are at such applicable time rated by three Rating Agencies, ratings of the Securities of that series are lowered by at least two of the Rating Agencies and the Securities of that series are rated below Investment Grade by at least two of the Rating Agencies or (y) if the Securities are at such applicable time rated by two Rating Agencies, ratings of the Securities of that series are lowered by each of the Rating Agencies and the Securities of that series are rated below Investment Grade by each of the Rating Agencies, in any case on any day during the period (the “Trigger Period”) commencing on the date 60 days prior to the first public announcement by the Company of any Change of Control (or pending Change of Control) and ending 60 days following consummation of such Change of Control (which Trigger Period will be extended for so long as the rating of the Securities of that series is under publicly announced consideration for a possible downgrade by any of the applicable Rating Agencies, to the extent that a determination of a downgrade below Investment Grade by such Rating Agency would result in a Ratings Event).
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Record Date” means, with respect to any interest payable on any Security on any Interest Payment Date, the close of business on such date specified in such Security for the payment of interest pursuant to Section 3.01, whether or not a Business Day.
Redemption Date” means, when used with respect to any Security to be redeemed, in whole or in part, the date fixed for such redemption by or pursuant to this Indenture and the terms of such Security, which, in the case of a Floating Rate Security, unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01, shall be an Interest Payment Date only.
Redemption Price” means, when used with respect to any Security to be redeemed, in whole or in part, the price at which it is to be redeemed pursuant to the terms of the Security and this Indenture.
Register” has the meaning provided in Section 3.05(a).
Registrar” has the meaning provided in Section 3.05(a).
Responsible Officer” means, with respect to the Trustee, any officer within the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, including any vice president, assistant vice president, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, trust officer or any other officer of the Trustee, who customarily performs functions similar to those performed by the Person who at the time shall be such an officer, or to whom any corporate trust matter relating to this Indenture is referred because of such officer’s knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject and in each such case, who shall have direct responsibility for the day to day administration of this Indenture.
Restricted Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary of the Company (a) of which substantially all the property is located, or substantially all the business is carried on, within the United States; and (b) which owns a Principal Property.
S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, an S&P Global Inc. business, and its successors.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, as constituted from time to time.
Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Security” or “Securities” means any security or securities, as the case may be, duly authenticated by the Trustee and delivered under this Indenture.
Security Custodian” means the custodian with respect to any Global Security appointed by the Depositary, or any successor Person thereto, and shall initially be the Trustee.
Special Record Date” has the meaning provided in Section 3.08(b)(i).
Stated Maturity” means, when used with respect to any Security or any installment of interest thereon, the date specified in such Security as the fixed date on which the principal (or any portion thereof) of, or premium, if any, on, such Security or such installment of interest is due and payable.
Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation, association or other business entity of which more than 50% of the outstanding Voting Stock is owned, directly or indirectly, by that person and one or more other Subsidiaries of that person.
Successor Company” has the meaning provided in Section 3.06(i).
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Synthetic Lease” means, as to any Person, (i) a synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, or (ii) an agreement for the use or possession of real or personal property, in each case, creating obligations that may not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the application of any bankruptcy (or similar) law for the relief of debtors to such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).
Trust Indenture Act” or “TIA” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.
Trustee” means the Person named as the “Trustee” in the first paragraph of this Indenture until a successor Trustee shall have become such with respect to one or more series of Securities pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter “Trustee” shall mean or include each Person who is then a Trustee hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, “Trustee” as used with respect to the Securities of any series shall mean the Trustee with respect to Securities of that series.
U.S. Dollars” or “$” means such currency of the United States as at the time of payment shall be legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.
United States” means the United States of America (including the States and the District of Columbia), its territories and its possessions and other areas subject to its jurisdiction.
Voting Stock” of any specified person as of any date means the Capital Stock of such person that is at the time entitled to vote generally in the election of the board of directors of such person.
Section 1.02    Other Definitions.
TermDefined in Section
Accounting Change
1.01
Change of Control Offer
6.08
Change of Control Payment Date
6.08
“sale and lease-back transaction
6.10
Surviving Entity
6.04(a)
Trigger Period
1.01

Section 1.03    Rules of Construction. For all purposes of this Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires:
(a)    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;
(b)    references to “Article,” “Section” or “Exhibit” or other subdivision herein are references to an Article, Section, Exhibit or other subdivision of the Indenture, unless the context otherwise requires;
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(c)    “including,” “includes” and “include” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”;
(d)    “or” is not exclusive;
(e)    words of the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall mean and include the correlative words of other genders;

(f)    an accounting term not otherwise defined has the meaning assigned to it and shall be construed in accordance with GAAP; and
(g)    references to any agreement, instrument, statute or regulation defined or referred to herein or in any instrument establishing the terms of any Securities (or executed in connection therewith) are references to such agreement, instrument, statute or regulation as from time to time amended, modified, supplemented or replaced, including (in the case of agreements or instruments) by waiver or consent and by succession of comparable successor agreements, instruments, statutes or regulations.
ARTICLE II

FORMS OF SECURITIES
Section 2.01    Form Generally.
(a)    The Securities of each series shall be substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto or as shall be established pursuant to a Company Order, Officer’s Certificate or in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in each case with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by this Indenture, and may have such letters, numbers or other marks of identification or designation and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as the Company may deem appropriate and as are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture, or as may be required to comply with any law or with any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto or with any rule or regulation of any securities exchange on which any series of the Securities may be listed or of any automated quotation system on which any such series may be quoted, or to conform to usage, all as determined by the officers executing such Securities as conclusively evidenced by their execution of such Securities.
(b)    The terms and provisions of the Securities shall constitute, and are hereby expressly made, a part of this Indenture, and, to the extent applicable, the Company and the Trustee, by their execution and delivery of this Indenture expressly agree to such terms and provisions and to be bound thereby.
Section 2.02    Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication.
(a)    Only such of the Securities as shall bear thereon a certificate substantially in the form of the Trustee’s certificate of authentication hereinafter recited, executed by the Trustee by manual signature, shall be valid or become obligatory for any purpose or entitle the Holder thereof to any right or benefit under this Indenture.
(b)    Each Security shall be dated the date of its authentication.
(c)    The form of the Trustee’s certificate of authentication to be borne by the Securities shall be substantially as follows:
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TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
Date of authentication:                               
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee
  By: 
   Authorized Signatory

Section 2.03    Form of Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication by an Authenticating Agent. If at any time there shall be an Authenticating Agent appointed with respect to any series of Securities, then the Trustee’s certificate of authentication by such Authenticating Agent to be borne by Securities of each such series shall be substantially as follows:
TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
Date of authentication:                               
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee
  By: 
   Authorized Signatory
ARTICLE III

THE DEBT SECURITIES
Section 3.01    Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series. The aggregate principal amount of Securities which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is unlimited. The Securities may be issued from time to time in one or more series. There shall be set forth in a Company Order, Officer’s Certificate or in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the issuance of Securities of any series:
(a)    the title of the Securities of the series (which shall distinguish the Securities of such series from the Securities of all other series, except to the extent that additional Securities of an existing series are being issued);
(b)    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 transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities of such series pursuant to Section 3.04, 3.06, 3.07, 4.06, or 14.05);
(c)    the dates on which or periods during which the Securities of the series may be issued, and the dates on, or the range of dates within, which the principal of, and premium, if
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any, on, the Securities of such series are or may be payable or the method by which such date or dates shall be determined or extended;
(d)    the rate or rates at which the Securities of the series shall bear interest, if any, or the method by which such rate or rates shall be determined, the date or dates from which such interest shall accrue, or the method by which such date or dates shall be determined, the Interest Payment Dates on which any such interest shall be payable, and the Record Dates for the determination of Holders to whom interest is payable on such Interest Payment Dates or the method by which such date or dates shall be determined, the right, if any, to extend or defer interest payments and the duration of such extension or deferral;
(e)    if other than U.S. Dollars, the Currency in which Securities of the series shall be denominated or in which payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, the Securities of the series shall be payable and any other terms applicable thereto;
(f)    if the amount of payment of principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, the Securities of the series may be determined with reference to an index, formula or other method including, but not limited to, an index based on a Currency or Currencies other than that in which the Securities are stated to be payable, the manner in which such amounts shall be determined;
(g)    if the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, Securities of the series are to be payable, at the election of the Company or a Holder thereof, in a Currency other than that in which the Securities are denominated or stated to be payable without such election, the period or periods within which, and the terms and conditions upon which, such election may be made and the time and the manner of determining the exchange rate (in addition to or in lieu of the provision set forth in Section 3.11) between the Currency in which the Securities are denominated or payable without such election and the Currency in which the Securities are to be paid if such election is made;  
(h)    the place or places, if any, in addition to or instead of the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee where the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, Securities of the series shall be payable, and where Securities of any series may be presented for registration of transfer, exchange or conversion, and the place or places where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities of such series may be made (each such place, the “Place of Payment”);
(i)    the price or prices at which, the period or periods within which or the date or dates on 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 Company, if the Company is to have that option;
(j)    if other than minimum denominations of $2,000 and multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof, the denominations in which Securities of the series shall be issuable;
(k)    if other than the principal amount thereof, the portion of the principal amount of the Securities of the series which shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 7.02;
(l)    whether the Securities of the series are to be issued as Original Issue Discount Securities and the amount of discount or premium, if any, with which such Securities may be issued;
(m)    provisions, if any, for the defeasance of Securities of the series in whole or in part and any addition or change in the provisions in this Indenture related to satisfaction and discharge;
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(n)    whether the Securities of the series are to be issued in whole or in part in the form of one or more Global Securities and, in such case, (i) the Depositary for such Global Security or Securities, (ii) the form of legend which shall be borne by such Global Security, if any, and (iii) the terms and conditions, if any, upon which interests in such Global Security or Securities may be exchanged in whole or in part for the individual Securities represented thereby;
(o)    the date as of which any Global Security of the series shall be dated if other than the original issuance of the first Security of the series to be issued;
(p)    the form of the Securities of the series;
(q)    if the Securities of the series are to be convertible into or exchangeable for any securities or property of any Person (including the Company), the terms and conditions upon which such Securities shall be so convertible or exchangeable, and any additions or changes to permit or facilitate such conversion or exchange;
(r)    whether the Securities of such series are subject to subordination and the terms of such subordination;
(s)    whether the Securities of such series shall be secured;
(t)    any restriction or condition on the transferability of the Securities of such series;
(u)    any addition or change in the provisions related to compensation and reimbursement of the Trustee which applies to Securities of such series;
(v)    any addition or change in the provisions related to supplemental indentures set forth in Sections 14.01, 14.02 and 14.04 which applies to Securities of such series;
(w)    provisions, if any, granting special rights to Holders upon the occurrence of specified events;
(x)    any addition to 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 7.02 and any addition or change in the provisions set forth in Article VII which applies to Securities of the series;
(y)    any addition to or change in the covenants set forth in Article VI which applies to Securities of the series;
(z)    whether the payment of principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, the Securities of the series will be guaranteed by any other Person; and
(aa)    any other terms of the Securities of such series (which terms shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture, except as permitted by Section 14.01, but which may modify or delete any provision of this Indenture insofar as it applies to such series), including any terms which may be required by or advisable under the laws of the United States or regulations thereunder or advisable (as determined by the Company) in connection with the marketing of Securities of the series.
All Securities of any one series shall be substantially identical, except as to denomination and except as may otherwise be provided herein or set forth in a Company Order, Officer’s Certificate or in one or more indentures supplemental hereto.
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Section 3.02    Denominations. In the absence of any specification pursuant to Section 3.01 with respect to Securities of any series, the Securities of such series shall be issuable only as Securities in minimum denominations of $2,000 and multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof, and shall be payable only in U.S. Dollars.  
Section 3.03    Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating.
(a)    The Securities shall be executed in the name and on behalf of the Company by any of the Authorized Officers. Such signatures may be the manual or facsimile signatures of the present or any future such officer. If the Person whose signature is on a Security no longer holds that office at the time the Security is authenticated and delivered, the Security shall nevertheless be valid.
(b)    At any time and from time to time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture, the Company may deliver Securities of any series executed by the Company to the Trustee for authentication, together with a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of such Securities and, if required pursuant to Section 3.01, a supplemental indenture, Company Order or Officer’s Certificate setting forth the terms of the Securities of a series. The Trustee shall thereupon authenticate and deliver such Securities without any further action by the Company. The Company Order shall specify the principal amount of Securities to be authenticated and the date on which the original issue of Securities is to be authenticated.
(c)    In authenticating the first Securities of any series and accepting the additional responsibilities under this Indenture in relation to such Securities, the Trustee shall receive, and (subject to Section 11.02) shall be fully protected in relying upon, an Officer’s Certificate, prepared in accordance with Section 16.01 stating that the conditions precedent, if any, provided for in the Indenture have been complied with, and an Opinion of Counsel, prepared in accordance with Section 16.01 and substantially in the form set forth below:
(i)    that the form or forms of such Securities have been established in accordance with Article II and Section 3.01 and in conformity with the other provisions of this Indenture;
(ii)    that the terms of such Securities have been established in accordance with Section 3.01 and in conformity with the other provisions of this Indenture;
(iii)    that such Securities, when authenticated and delivered by the Trustee and issued by the Company in the manner and subject to any conditions specified in such Opinion of Counsel, will constitute valid, binding and enforceable obligations of the Company, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and other laws of general applicability relating to or affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and to general equity principles; and
(iv)    that all conditions precedent, if any, provided for in the Indenture in respect of the authentication and delivery by the Company of such Securities have been complied with.
Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, if all Securities of a series are not to be originally issued at one time, it shall not be necessary to deliver the Officer’s Certificate or Opinion of Counsel otherwise required pursuant to such preceding paragraph at or prior to the authentication of each Security of such series if such Officer’s Certificate or Opinion of Counsel is delivered at or prior to the authentication upon original issuance of the first Security of such series to be issued; provided that nothing in this clause (c) is intended to derogate Trustee’s rights to receive an Officer’s Certificate and Opinion of Counsel under Section 16.01.
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(d)    The Trustee shall have the right to decline to authenticate and deliver the Securities under this Section 3.03 if the issue of the Securities pursuant to this Indenture will affect the Trustee’s own rights, duties or immunities under the Securities and this Indenture or otherwise.
(e)    Each Security shall be dated the date of its authentication.
(f)    If the Company shall establish pursuant to Section 3.01 that the Securities of a series are to be issued in whole or in part in the form of one or more Global Securities, then the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver one or more Global Securities that (i) shall represent an aggregate amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series to be represented by such Global Securities, (ii) shall be registered, if in registered form, 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 instruction and (iv) shall, if and where applicable, bear a legend as determined pursuant to Section 3.01(n).
The aggregate principal amount of each Global Security may from time to time be increased or decreased by adjustments made on the records of the Security Custodian, as provided in this Indenture.
(g)    Each Depositary designated pursuant to Section 3.01 for a Global Security in registered form must, at the time of its designation and at all times while it serves as such Depositary, be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act and any other applicable statute or regulation.
(h)    Members of, or participants in, the Depositary (“Members”) shall have no rights under this Indenture with respect to any Global Security held on their behalf by the Depositary or by the Security Custodian under such Global Security, and the Depositary may be treated by the Company, the Trustee, the Paying Agent and the Registrar and any of their agents as the absolute owner of such Global Security for all purposes whatsoever. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall prevent the Company, the Trustee, the Paying Agent or the Registrar or any of their agents from giving effect to any written certification, proxy or other authorization furnished by the Depositary or impair, as between the Depositary and its Members, the operation of customary practices of the Depositary governing the exercise of the rights of an owner of a beneficial interest in any Global Security. The Holder of a Global Security may grant proxies and otherwise authorize any Person, including Members and Persons that may hold interests through Members, to take any action that a Holder is entitled to take under this Indenture or the Securities.
(i)    No Security shall be entitled to any benefit under this Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose unless there appears on such Security a certificate of authentication substantially in one of the forms provided for herein duly executed by the Trustee or by an Authenticating Agent by manual signature of an authorized signatory of the Trustee or such Authenticating Agent, and such certificate upon any Security shall be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence, that such Security has been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder and is entitled to the benefits of this Indenture.
Section 3.04    Temporary Securities.
(a)    Pending the preparation of definitive Securities of any series, the Company may execute and, upon its receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, temporary Securities that are printed, lithographed, typewritten, mimeographed or otherwise reproduced, in any authorized denomination, substantially of the tenor of the definitive Securities
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in lieu of which they are issued, in registered form and with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as the officers executing such temporary Securities may determine, as conclusively evidenced by their execution of such temporary Securities. Any such temporary Security may be in global form, representing all or a portion of the Outstanding Securities of such series. Every such temporary Security shall be executed by the Company and shall be authenticated and delivered by the Trustee upon the same conditions and in substantially the same manner, and with the same effect, as the definitive Security or Securities in lieu of which it is issued.
(b)    If temporary Securities of any series are issued, the Company shall cause definitive Securities of such series to be prepared without unreasonable delay. After the preparation of definitive Securities of such series, the temporary Securities of such series shall be exchangeable for definitive Securities of such series upon surrender of such temporary Securities at the office or agency maintained by the Company in a Place of Payment for such purposes provided in Section 6.02, without charge to the Holder. Upon surrender for cancellation of any one or more temporary Securities of any series, the Company shall execute and upon its receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor a like principal amount of definitive Securities of the same series of authorized denominations and of like tenor. Until so exchanged, the temporary Securities of any series shall in all respects be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Securities of such series.
(c)    Upon any exchange of a portion of a temporary Global Security for a definitive Global Security or for the individual Securities represented thereby pursuant to this Section 3.04 or Section 3.06, the temporary Global Security shall be endorsed by the Trustee to reflect the reduction of the principal amount evidenced thereby, whereupon the principal amount of such temporary Global Security shall be reduced for all purposes by the amount so exchanged and endorsed.
Section 3.05    Registrar.
(a)    The Company shall keep, at an office or agency to be maintained by it in a Place of Payment where Securities may be presented for registration or presented and surrendered for registration of transfer or of exchange, and where Securities of any series that are convertible or exchangeable may be surrendered for conversion or exchange, as applicable (the “Registrar”), a security register for the registration and the registration of transfer or of exchange of the Securities (the registers maintained in such office and in any other office or agency of the Company in a Place of Payment being herein sometimes collectively referred to as the “Register”), as in this Indenture provided, which Register shall during normal office hours be open for inspection by the Trustee. Such Register shall be in written form or in any other form capable of being converted into written form within a reasonable time. The Company may have one or more co-Registrars; the term “Registrar” includes any co-registrar. In acting hereunder and in connection with the Securities, the Registrar shall act solely as an agent of the Company, and will not thereby assume any obligations towards or relationship of agency or trust for or with any Holder.
(b)    The Company shall enter into an appropriate agency agreement with any Registrar or co-Registrar not a party to this Indenture. The agreement shall implement the provisions of this Indenture that relate to such agent. The Company shall notify the Trustee of the name and address of each such agent. If the Company fails to maintain a Registrar for any series, the Trustee shall act as such and shall be entitled to appropriate compensation therefor pursuant to Section 11.01. The Company or any Affiliate thereof may act as Registrar, co-Registrar or transfer agent.
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(c)    The Company hereby appoints the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office as Registrar in connection with the Securities and this Indenture, until such time as another Person is appointed as such in replacement of the Trustee as such. No Person shall at any time be appointed as or act as Registrar unless such Person is at such time empowered under applicable law to act as such Registrar.
Section 3.06    Transfer and Exchange.
(a)    Transfer.
(i)    Upon surrender for registration of transfer of any Security of any series at the Registrar, the Company shall execute, and upon receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee or any Authenticating Agent shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee, one or more new Securities of the same series for like aggregate principal amount of any authorized denomination or denominations. The transfer of any Security shall not be valid as against the Company or the Trustee unless registered at the Registrar at the written request of the Holder, or at the request of his, her or its attorney duly authorized in writing.
(ii)    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for the individual Securities represented thereby, 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 another nominee of such Depositary or by such Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary for such series or a nominee of such successor Depositary.
(b)    Exchange.
(i)    At the option of the Holder, Securities of any series (other than a Global Security, except as set forth below) may be exchanged for other Securities of the same series for like aggregate principal amount of any authorized denomination or denominations, upon surrender of the Securities to be exchanged at the Registrar.
(ii)    Whenever any Securities are so surrendered for exchange, the Company shall execute, and upon receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Securities that the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive.
(c)    Exchange of Global Securities for Individual Securities. Except as provided below, owners of beneficial interests in Global Securities shall not be entitled to receive individual Securities.
(i)    Individual Securities shall be issued to all owners of beneficial interests in a Global Security in exchange for such interests if: (A) at any time the Depositary for the Securities of a series notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as Depositary for the Securities of such series or if at any time the Depositary for the Securities of such series shall no longer be eligible under Section 3.03(g) and, in each case, a successor Depositary is not appointed by the Company within 90 days of such notice, or (B) the Company executes and delivers to the Trustee and the Registrar an Officer’s Certificate stating that such Global Security shall be so exchangeable.
In connection with the exchange of an entire Global Security for individual Securities pursuant to this subsection (c), such Global Security shall be deemed to be surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Company shall execute, and the Trustee, upon receipt of a Company Order
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for the authentication and delivery of individual Securities of such series, shall authenticate and deliver to each beneficial owner identified by the Depositary in exchange for its beneficial interest in such Global Security, an equal aggregate principal amount of individual Securities of authorized denominations.
(ii)    The owner of a beneficial interest in a Global Security shall be entitled to receive an individual Security in exchange for such interest if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing. Upon receipt by the Security Custodian and Registrar of written instructions from the Holder of a Global Security directing the Security Custodian and Registrar to (x) issue one or more individual Securities in the amounts specified to the owner of a beneficial interest in such Global Security and (y) debit or cause to be debited an equivalent amount of beneficial interest in such Global Security, subject to the rules and regulations of the Depositary:  
(A)    the Security Custodian and Registrar shall notify the Company and the Trustee of such instructions, identifying the owner and amount of such beneficial interest in such Global Security;
(B)    the Company shall promptly execute and the Trustee, upon receipt of a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of individual Securities of such series, shall authenticate and deliver to such beneficial owner individual Securities in an equivalent amount to such beneficial interest in such Global Security; and
(C)    the Security Custodian and Registrar shall decrease such Global Security by such amount in accordance with the foregoing. In the event that the individual Securities are not issued to each such beneficial owner promptly after the Registrar has received a request from the Holder of a Global Security to issue such individual Securities, the Company expressly acknowledges, with respect to the right of any Holder to pursue a remedy pursuant to Section 7.07, the right of any beneficial Holder of Securities to pursue such remedy with respect to the portion of the Global Security that represents such beneficial Holder’s Securities as if such individual Securities had been issued.
(iii)    If specified by the Company pursuant to Section 3.01 with respect to a series of Securities, the Depositary for such series of Securities may surrender a Global Security for such series of Securities in exchange in whole or in part for individual Securities of such series on such terms as are acceptable to the Company and such Depositary. Thereupon, the Company shall execute, and upon receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver at the expense of the Company, without service charge,
(A)    to each Person specified by such Depositary a new individual Security or Securities of the same series, of any authorized denomination as requested by such Person in aggregate principal amount equal to and in exchange for such Person’s beneficial interest in the Global Security; and
(B)    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 individual Securities delivered to Holders thereof.
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(iv)    In any exchange provided for in clauses (i) through (iii), the Company shall execute and upon receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver individual Securities in registered form in authorized denominations.
(v)    Upon the exchange in full of a Global Security for individual Securities, such Global Security shall be cancelled by the Trustee. Individual Securities issued in exchange for a Global Security pursuant to this Section 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 the Persons in whose names such Securities are so registered.
(d)    All Securities issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities shall be valid obligations of the Company evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture, as the Securities surrendered for such registration of transfer or exchange.
(e)    Every Security presented or surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange, or for payment shall (if so required by the Company, the Trustee or the Registrar) be duly endorsed, or be accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company, the Trustee and the Registrar, duly executed by the Holder thereof or by his, her or its attorney duly authorized in writing.
(f)    No service charge shall be made for any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities. The Company or the Trustee may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any registration of transfer or exchange of Securities, other than those expressly provided in this Indenture to be made at the Company’s own expense or without expense or charge to the Holders.
(g)    The Company shall not be required to (i) register, transfer or exchange Securities of any series during a period beginning at the opening of business 15 calendar days before the day of the transmission of a notice of redemption of Securities of such series selected for redemption under Section 4.03 and ending at the close of business on the day of such transmission, or (ii) register, transfer or exchange any Security so selected for redemption in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of any Security being redeemed in part.
(h)    Prior to the due presentation for registration of transfer or exchange of any Security, the Company, the Trustee, the Paying Agent, the Registrar, any co-Registrar or any of their agents may deem and treat the Person in whose name a Security is registered 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 all purposes whatsoever, and none of the Company, the Trustee, the Paying Agent, the Registrar, any co-Registrar or any of their agents shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.
(i)    In case a successor Company (“Successor Company”) has executed an indenture supplemental hereto with the Trustee pursuant to Article XIV, any of the Securities authenticated or delivered prior to such transaction may, from time to time, at the request of the Successor Company, be exchanged for other Securities executed in the name of the Successor Company with such changes in phraseology and form as may be appropriate, but otherwise identical to the Securities surrendered for such exchange and of like principal amount; and the Trustee, upon Company Order of the Successor Company, shall authenticate and deliver Securities as specified in such Company Order for the purpose of such exchange. If Securities shall at any time be authenticated and delivered in any new name of a Successor Company pursuant to this
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Section 3.06 in exchange or substitution for or upon registration of transfer of any Securities, such Successor Company, at the option of the Holders but without expense to them, shall provide for the exchange of all Securities at the time Outstanding for Securities authenticated and delivered in such new name.
(j)    Each Holder of a Security agrees to indemnify the Company and the Trustee against any liability that may result from the transfer, exchange or assignment of such Holder’s Security in violation of any provision of this Indenture and/or applicable United States federal or state securities laws.
(k)    The Trustee shall have no responsibility or obligation to any beneficial owner of a Global Security, a member of, or a participant in, the Depositary or other Person with respect to the accuracy of the records of the Depositary or its nominee or of any participant or member thereof, with respect to any ownership interest in the Securities or with respect to the delivery to any participant, member, beneficial owner or other Person (other than the Depositary) of any notice (including any notice of redemption or purchase) or the payment of any amount or delivery of any Securities (or other security or property) under or with respect to such Securities. All notices and communications to be given to the Holders and all payments to be made to Holders in respect of the Securities shall be given or made only to or upon the order of the registered Holders (which shall be the Depositary or its nominee in the case of a Global Security). The rights of beneficial owners in any Global Security shall be exercised only through the Depositary subject to the applicable rules and procedures of the Depositary. The Trustee may rely and shall be fully protected in relying upon information furnished by the Depositary with respect to its members, participants and any beneficial owners.
(l)    The Trustee shall have no obligation or duty to monitor, determine or inquire as to compliance with any restrictions on transfer imposed under this Indenture or under applicable law with respect to any transfer of any interest in any Security other than to require delivery of such certificates and other documentation or evidence as are expressly required by, and to do so if and when expressly required by the terms of, this Indenture, and to examine the same to determine substantial compliance as to form with the express requirements hereof.
(m)    Neither the Trustee nor any agent of the Trustee shall have any responsibility for any actions taken or not taken by the Depositary.
Section 3.07    Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Securities.
(a)    If (i) any mutilated Security is surrendered to the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office or (ii) the Company and the Trustee receive evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of any Security, and there is delivered to the Company and the Trustee security and/or indemnity satisfactory to them to save each of them and any Paying Agent harmless, and neither the Company nor the Trustee receives notice that such Security has been acquired by a protected purchaser, then the Company shall execute and upon Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in exchange for or in lieu of any such mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security, a new Security of the same series and of like tenor, form, terms and principal amount, bearing a number not contemporaneously Outstanding, and neither gain nor loss in interest shall result from such exchange or substitution.
(b)    In case any such mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Security has become or is about to become due and payable, the Company in its discretion may, instead of issuing a new Security, pay the amount due on such Security in accordance with its terms.
(c)    Upon the issuance of any new Security under this Section 3.07, the Company and/or the Trustee may require the payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other
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governmental charge that may be imposed in respect thereto and any other expenses (including the fees and expenses of the Trustee) in connection therewith.
(d)    Every new Security of any series issued pursuant to this Section shall constitute an original additional contractual obligation of the Company, 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 this Indenture equally and proportionately with any and all other Securities of that series duly issued hereunder.
(e)    The provisions of this Section 3.07 are exclusive and shall preclude (to the extent lawful) all other rights and remedies with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Securities.
Section 3.08    Payment of Interest; Interest Rights Preserved.
(a)    Interest on any Security which is payable, and is punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date shall be paid to the Person in whose name such Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Record Date for such interest notwithstanding the cancellation of such Security upon any transfer or exchange subsequent to the Record Date. Payment of interest on Securities shall be made at the Corporate Trust Office (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01) or, at the option of the Company, by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Register or, in accordance with arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee, by wire transfer to an account designated by the Holder.
(b)    Any interest on any Security that is payable, but is not punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date (herein called “Defaulted Interest”) shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on the relevant Record Date by virtue of his, her or its having been such a Holder, and such Defaulted Interest may be paid by the Company, at its election in each case, as provided in clause (i) or (ii) below:
(i)    The Company may elect to make payment of any Defaulted Interest to the Persons in whose names such Securities (or their respective Predecessor Securities) are registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest (a “Special Record Date”), which shall be fixed in the following manner. The Company shall notify the Trustee in writing of the amount of Defaulted Interest proposed to be paid on each such Security and the date of the proposed payment, and at the same time the Company shall deposit with the Trustee an amount of money equal to the aggregate amount proposed to be paid in respect of such Defaulted Interest or shall make arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for such deposit prior to the date of the proposed payment, such money when deposited to be held in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled to such Defaulted Interest as in this clause provided. Thereupon the Trustee shall fix a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest which shall be not more than 15 calendar days and not less than 10 calendar days prior to the date of the proposed payment and not less than 10 calendar days after the receipt by the Trustee of the notice of the proposed payment. The Trustee shall promptly notify the Company of such Special Record Date and, in the name and at the expense of the Company, shall cause notice of the proposed payment of such Defaulted Interest and the Special Record Date therefor to be mailed, first-class postage prepaid, to the Holders of such Securities at their addresses as they appear in the Register, not less than 10 calendar days prior to such Special Record Date. Notice of the proposed payment of such Defaulted Interest and the Special Record Date therefor having been mailed as aforesaid, such Defaulted Interest shall be paid to the Persons in whose names such Securities (or
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their respective Predecessor Securities) are registered at the close of business on such Special Record Date and shall no longer be payable pursuant to the following clause (ii).
(ii)    The Company may make payment of any Defaulted Interest on Securities in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which such Securities may be listed or of any automated quotation system on which any such Securities may be quoted, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange or quotation system, as applicable, if, after notice given by the Company to the Trustee of the proposed payment pursuant to this clause, such manner of payment shall be deemed practicable by the Trustee.
(c)    Subject to the foregoing provisions in this Section 3.08, each Security delivered under this Indenture in exchange or substitution for, or upon registration of transfer of, any other Security shall carry all the rights to interest accrued and unpaid, and to accrue, which were carried by such other Security.
Section 3.09    Cancellation. Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01 for Securities of any series, all Securities surrendered for payment, redemption, registration of transfer or exchange or otherwise shall, if surrendered to any Person other than the Trustee, be delivered to the Trustee for cancellation and shall be promptly cancelled by it and, if surrendered to the Trustee, shall be promptly cancelled by it. The Company may at any time deliver to the Trustee for cancellation any Securities previously authenticated and delivered hereunder that the Company may have acquired in any manner whatsoever, and all Securities so delivered shall be promptly cancelled by the Trustee. No Securities shall be authenticated in lieu of or in exchange for any Securities cancelled as provided in this Section, except as expressly permitted by this Indenture. The Trustee shall dispose of all cancelled Securities held by it in accordance with its then customary procedures, unless otherwise directed by a Company Order, and deliver a certificate of such disposal to the Company upon its request therefor. The acquisition of any Securities by the Company shall not operate as a redemption or satisfaction of the Indebtedness represented thereby unless and until such Securities are surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation.
Section 3.10Computation of Interest. Except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01 for Securities of any series, interest on the Securities of each series shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months.
Section 3.11Currency of Payments in Respect of Securities. The Company may provide pursuant to Section 3.01 for Securities of any series that (i) the obligation, if any, of the Company to pay the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, the Securities of any series in U.S. Dollars (the “Designated Currency”) as may be specified pursuant to Section 3.01 is of the essence and agrees that, to the fullest extent possible under applicable law, judgments in respect of such Securities shall be given in the Designated Currency; (ii) the obligation of the Company to make payments in the Designated Currency of the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, such Securities shall, notwithstanding any payment in any other Currency (whether pursuant to a judgment or otherwise), be discharged only to the extent of the amount in the Designated Currency that the Holder receiving such payment may, in accordance with normal banking procedures, purchase with the sum paid in such other Currency (after any premium and cost of exchange) on the Business Day in the country of issue of the Designated Currency or in the international banking community (in the case of a composite currency) immediately following the day on which such Holder receives such payment; (iii) if the amount in the Designated Currency that may be so purchased for any reason falls short of the amount originally due, the Company shall pay such additional amounts as may be necessary to compensate for such shortfall; and (iv) any obligation of the Company not discharged by such payment shall be due as a separate and independent obligation and, until discharged as provided
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herein, shall continue in full force and effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01 for Securities of any series, payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, Securities of such series shall be made in U.S. Dollars.
Section 3.12CUSIP Numbers. The Company in issuing any Securities may use CUSIP, ISIN or other similar numbers, if then generally in use, and thereafter with respect to such series, the Trustee may use such numbers in any notice of redemption or exchange, as a convenience to Holders, with respect to such series; provided that any such notice may state that no representation is made as to the correctness of such numbers either as printed on the Securities or as contained in any notice of 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 Company shall promptly notify the Trustee of any change in the CUSIP, ISIN or other similar numbers.
ARTICLE IV

REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES
Section 4.01    Applicability of Right of Redemption. Redemption of Securities permitted by the terms of any series of Securities shall be made (except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01 for Securities of any series) in accordance with this Article; provided, however, that if any such terms of a series of Securities shall conflict with any provision of this Article, the terms of such series shall govern.
Section 4.02    Selection of Securities to be Redeemed.
(a)    If the Company shall at any time elect to redeem all or any portion of the Securities of a series then Outstanding, it shall at least 15 calendar days (or such shorter period acceptable to the Trustee) prior to the date the notice of redemption is to be mailed, notify the Trustee of such Redemption Date and of the principal amount of Securities to be redeemed, and thereupon the Trustee shall select either pro rata, by lot or in such other manner as the Trustee shall deem appropriate (subject to the procedures of the Depositary) and which may provide for the selection for redemption of a portion of the principal amount of any Security of such series; provided that the unredeemed portion of the principal amount of any Security shall be in an authorized denomination (which shall not be less than the minimum authorized denomination) for such Security. In any case where more than one Security of such series is registered in the same name, the Trustee may treat the aggregate principal amount so registered as if it were represented by one Security of such series.
(b)    For all purposes of this Indenture, unless the context otherwise requires, all provisions relating to the redemption of Securities shall relate, in the case of any Security redeemed or to be redeemed only in part, to the portion of the principal amount of such Security that has been or is to be redeemed. If the Company shall so direct, Securities registered in the name of the Company, any Affiliate or any Subsidiary thereof shall not be included in the Securities selected for redemption.
Section 4.03    Notice of Redemption.
(a)    Notice of redemption shall be given by the Company or, at the Company’s request, by the Trustee in the name and at the expense of the Company (provided that, the Company has made such request of the Trustee at least 5 days prior to the date on which notice is to be sent (or such shorter period acceptable to the Trustee)), not less than 10 nor more than 60 calendar days prior to the Redemption Date, to the Holders of Securities of any series to be redeemed in whole or in part pursuant to this Article, in the manner provided in Section 16.04.
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Any notice given in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the Holder receives such notice. Failure to give such notice, or any defect in such notice to the Holder of any Security of a series designated for redemption, in whole or in part, shall not affect the sufficiency of any notice of redemption with respect to the Holder of any other Security of such series.
(b)    Notice of any redemption may, at the Company’s discretion, be given in connection with a debt or equity offering or incurrence or other transaction (or series of related transactions), Change of Control or other event and prior to the completion or the occurrence thereof, and any such redemption may, at the Company’s discretion, be subject to one or more conditions precedent, including, but not limited to, completion or occurrence of the related debt or equity offering, incurrence, transaction or event, as the case may be. In addition, if such redemption is subject to satisfaction of one or more conditions precedent, such notice shall describe each such condition, and if applicable, shall state that, in the Company’s discretion, the Redemption Date may be delayed until such time (including more than 60 days after the date the notice of redemption was mailed or delivered, including by electronic transmission) as any or all such conditions shall be satisfied (or waived by the Company in the Company’s sole discretion), or such redemption may not occur and such notice may be rescinded in the event that any or all such conditions shall not have been satisfied (or waived by the Company in its sole discretion) by the Redemption Date or by the Redemption Date as so delayed, or such notice may be rescinded in the Company’s discretion on or prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time on the relevant Redemption Date if the Company reasonably believes that any or all of such conditions will not be satisfied or waived. In addition, the Company may provide in such notice that payment of the redemption price and performance of the Company’s obligations with respect to such redemption may be performed by another Person.
(c)    All notices of redemption shall identify the Securities to be redeemed (including CUSIP, ISIN or other similar numbers, if available) and shall state:
(i)    such election by the Company to redeem Securities of such series pursuant to provisions contained in this Indenture or the terms of the Securities of such series in a Company Order, Officer’s Certificate or a supplemental indenture establishing such series, if such be the case;
(ii)    the Redemption Date;
(iii)    the Redemption Price;
(iv)    if less than all Outstanding Securities of any series are to be redeemed, the identification (and, in the case of partial redemption, the principal amounts) of the Securities of such series to be redeemed;
(v)    that on the Redemption Date the Redemption Price shall become due and payable upon each such Security to be redeemed, and that, if applicable, interest thereon shall cease to accrue on and after said date; and
(vi)    the Place or Places of Payment where such Securities are to be surrendered for payment of the Redemption Price.
Section 4.04    Deposit of Redemption Price. On or prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the Redemption Date for any Securities, the Company shall deposit with the Trustee or with a Paying Agent (or, if the Company is acting as its own Paying Agent, segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 6.03) an amount of money in U.S. Dollars (except as provided
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pursuant to Section 3.01) sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of such Securities or any portions thereof that are to be redeemed on that date.
Section 4.05    Securities Payable on Redemption Date. If notice of redemption has been given as above provided, any Securities so to be redeemed shall, on the Redemption Date, become due and payable at the Redemption Price and from and after such date (unless the Company shall default in the payment of the Redemption Price) such Securities shall cease to bear interest, and, except as provided in Section 12.07, such Securities shall cease from and after the Redemption Date to be entitled to any benefit or security under the Indenture, and the Holders thereof shall have no right in respect of such Securities except the right to receive the Redemption Price thereof and unpaid interest to the Redemption Date. Upon surrender of any such Security for redemption in accordance with said notice, such Security shall be paid by the Trustee or the Paying Agent (with moneys deposited in accordance with Section 4.04 above) at the Redemption Price (unless the Company shall Default in the payment of the Redemption Price); provided, however, that (unless otherwise provided pursuant to Section 3.01) installments of interest that have a Stated Maturity on or prior to the Redemption Date for such Securities shall be payable according to the terms of such Securities and the provisions of Section 3.08.
If any Security called for redemption shall not be so paid upon surrender thereof for redemption, the principal thereof shall, until paid or duly provided for, bear interest from the Redemption Date at the rate prescribed therefor in the Security.
Section 4.06    Securities Redeemed in Part. Any Security that is to be redeemed only in part shall be surrendered at the Corporate Trust Office or such other office or agency of the Company as is specified pursuant to Section 3.01 with, if the Company, the Registrar or the Trustee so requires, due endorsement by, or a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company, the Registrar and the Trustee duly executed by the Holder thereof or his, her or its attorney duly authorized in writing, and the Company shall execute, and upon receipt of a Company Order, the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder of such Security, without service charge, a new Security or Securities of the same series, of like tenor and form, of any authorized denomination as requested by such Holder in aggregate principal amount equal to and in exchange for the unredeemed portion of the principal of the Security so surrendered; provided that if a Global Security is so surrendered, the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Depositary for such Global Security, without service charge, a new Global Security in a denomination equal to and in exchange for the unredeemed portion of the principal of the Global Security so surrendered. In the case of a Security providing appropriate space for such notation, at the option of the Holder thereof, the Registrar, in lieu of delivering a new Security or Securities as aforesaid, may make a notation on such Security of the payment of the redeemed portion thereof.
ARTICLE V

[RESERVED]
ARTICLE VI

PARTICULAR COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY
The Company hereby covenants and agrees as follows:
Section 6.01    Payments of Principal, Premium and Interest. The Company, for the benefit of each series of Securities, shall duly and punctually pay or cause to be paid the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, each series of Securities, at the dates and place and in the manner provided in the Securities and in this Indenture.
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Section 6.02    Maintenance of Office or Agency; Paying Agent.
(a)    The Company shall maintain in each Place of Payment for any series of Securities an office or agency where Securities may be presented or surrendered for payment, where Securities of such series may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange, and where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities and this Indenture may be served. The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of such office or agency. If at any time the Company shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and the Company hereby appoints the Trustee as Paying Agent to receive all presentations, surrenders, notices and demands; provided that no office of the Trustee shall be an office or agency for purposes of service of legal process on the Company.  So long as the Trustee serves as Paying Agent, it will be entitled as Paying Agent to the same rights of compensation, reimbursement and indemnification under Section 11.01 and Section 11.02 as if it were Trustee. In acting hereunder and in connection with the Securities, the Paying Agent shall act solely as agents of the Company, and will not thereby assume any obligations towards or relationship of agency or trust for or with any Holder.
(b)    The Company may also from time to time designate different or additional offices or agencies where the Securities of any series may be presented or surrendered for any or all such purposes (in or outside of such Place of Payment), and may from time to time rescind any such designations; provided, however, that no such designation or rescission shall in any manner relieve the Company of its obligations described in the preceding paragraph. The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any such additional designation or rescission of designation and of any change in the location of any such different or additional office or agency. The Company shall enter into an appropriate agency agreement with any Paying Agent not a party to this Indenture. The agreement shall implement the provisions of this Indenture that relate to such agent. The Company shall notify the Trustee of the name and address of each such agent. The Company or any Affiliate thereof may act as Paying Agent.
Section 6.03    To Hold Payment in Trust.
(a)    On or before the date on which the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, any of the Securities by their terms or as a result of the calling thereof for redemption shall become payable, the Company shall deposit with the Paying Agent (or, if the Company or an Affiliate thereof shall at any time act as Paying Agent with respect to any series of Securities, the Company or such Affiliate shall segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Holders of such Securities or the Trustee) a sum sufficient to pay such principal and premium, if any, or interest which shall have so become payable, such sum to be held in trust for the benefit of the Holders of such Securities or the Trustee until such sums shall be paid to such Holders or otherwise disposed of as herein provided, and (unless such Paying Agent is the Trustee), the Company or any other obligor of such Securities shall promptly notify the Trustee of its payment or failure to make such payment.
(b)    Upon any proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state bankruptcy laws with respect to the Company or any Affiliate thereof, if the Company or such Affiliate is then acting as Paying Agent, the Trustee shall promptly replace the Company or such Affiliate as Paying Agent. If the Paying Agent shall be a Person other than the Trustee, the Company shall cause such Paying Agent to execute and deliver to the Trustee an instrument in which such Paying Agent shall agree with the Trustee, subject to the provisions of this Section 6.03, that such Paying Agent shall:
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(i)    comply with the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act applicable to it as Paying Agent;
(ii)    hold all moneys held by it for the payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, the Securities of that series in trust for the benefit of the Holders of such Securities until such sums shall be paid to such Holders or otherwise disposed of as herein provided;
(iii)    give to the Trustee notice of any Default by the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities of that series in the making of any payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, the Securities of that series; and
(iv)    at any time during the continuance of any such Default, upon the written request of the Trustee, pay to the Trustee all sums so held in trust by such Paying Agent.
(c)    Anything in this Section 6.03 to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company may at any time, for the purpose of obtaining a release, satisfaction or discharge of this Indenture or for any other reason, pay or cause to be paid to the Trustee all sums held in trust by the Company or by any Paying Agent other than the Trustee as required by this Section 6.03, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the same trusts as those upon which such sums were held by the Company or such Paying Agent and, upon such payment by a Paying Agent to the Trustee, such Paying Agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such moneys.
(d)    Any money deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent, or then held by the Company, in trust for the payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest, if any, on, any Security of any series and remaining unclaimed for two years after such principal, premium, if any, or interest has become due and payable shall be paid to the Company upon Company Order (or, if then held by the Company, shall be Discharged from such trust), and the Holder of such Security shall thereafter, as an unsecured general creditor, look only to the Company for payment of such amounts without interest thereon, and all liability of the Trustee or such Paying Agent with respect to such trust money, and all liability of the Company as trustee thereof, shall thereupon cease.
Section 6.04    Merger, Consolidation and Sale of Assets. Except as otherwise established pursuant to Section 3.01 with respect to any series of Securities:
(a)    The Company shall not consolidate with any other entity or accept a merger of any other entity into the Company or permit the Company to be merged into any other entity, or sell or lease all or substantially all of the Company’s assets to another entity, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, unless (i) the Company will be the surviving entity in any merger or consolidation or the successor, transferee or lessee entity (if other than the Company) is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or trust organized and validly existing under the laws of any U.S. domestic jurisdiction (the “Surviving Entity”) and shall expressly assume, by indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered by such entity prior to or simultaneously with such consolidation, merger, sale or lease, the due and punctual payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, all the Securities, according to their tenor, and the due and punctual performance and observance of all other obligations to the Holders and the Trustee under this Indenture or under the Securities to be performed by the Company; provided that in the case where such Surviving Entity is not a corporation, a co-obligor of the Securities is a corporation organized and validly existing under the laws of any U.S. domestic jurisdiction; (ii) immediately before such consolidation, merger, sale or lease the Company is not, and immediately after such consolidation, merger, sale or lease, the Company or the Surviving Entity would not be, in Default in the performance of any covenant or condition of this Indenture; and (iii) the Company shall deliver to the Trustee prior to the consummation of the
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proposed transaction an Officer’s Certificate to the foregoing effect and an Opinion of Counsel stating that the proposed transaction and such supplemental indenture comply with this Section 6.04.
(b)    Upon any consolidation with or merger into any other entity, or any sale, or any conveyance or lease, of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company in accordance with this Section 6.04, the successor entity formed by such consolidation or into or with which the Company is merged or to which the Company is sold or to which such conveyance, transfer or lease is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor entity had been named as the Company herein, and thereafter, except in the case of a lease, the predecessor Company shall be relieved of all obligations and covenants under this Indenture and the Securities, and from time to time such entity may exercise each and every right and power of the Company under this Indenture, in the name of the Company, or in its own name; and any act or proceeding by any provision of this Indenture required or permitted to be done by the Board of Directors or any officer of the Company may be done with like force and effect by the like board of directors or officer of any entity that shall at the time be the successor of the Company hereunder. In the event of any such sale or conveyance, but not any such lease, the Company (or any successor entity which shall theretofore have become such in the manner described in this Section 6.04) shall be Discharged from all obligations and covenants under this Indenture and the Securities and may thereupon be dissolved and liquidated.
Section 6.05    Compliance Certificate. The Company shall furnish to the Trustee annually, within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company, a certificate substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, from the principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or treasurer of the Company as to his, her or their knowledge of the Company’s compliance with all conditions and covenants under this Indenture (which compliance shall be determined without regard to any period of grace or requirement of notice provided under this Indenture) and, in the event of any Default, specifying each such Default and the nature and status thereof of which such person may have knowledge. Such certificates need not comply with Section 16.01 of this Indenture. The Company shall at all times comply with Section 314(a)(4) of the TIA.
Section 6.06    Conditional Waiver by Holders of Securities. Anything in this Indenture to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company may fail or omit in any particular instance to comply with a covenant or condition set forth herein with respect to any series of Securities if the Company shall have obtained and filed with the Trustee, prior to the time of such failure or omission, evidence (as provided in Article VIII) of the consent of the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series affected by such waiver and at the time Outstanding, either waiving such compliance in such instance or generally waiving compliance with such covenant or condition, but no such waiver shall extend to or affect such covenant or condition except to the extent so expressly waived, or impair any right consequent thereon and, until such waiver shall have become effective, the obligations of the Company and the duties of the Trustee in respect of any such covenant or condition shall remain in full force and effect.  
Section 6.07    Statement by Officers as to Default. The Company shall deliver to the Trustee as soon as possible and in any event within 30 calendar days after the Company becomes aware of the occurrence of any Event of Default or an event which, with the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default, an Officer’s Certificate setting forth the details of such Event of Default or Default and the action which the Company has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto.
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Section 6.08    Change of Control Offer. Except as otherwise established pursuant to Section 3.01 with respect to any series of Securities:
If a Change of Control Triggering Event occurs with respect to the Securities of a series, unless the Company has exercised its right to redeem the Securities of such series, the Company shall make an offer to each Holder of Securities of that series to purchase all or any part (equal to $2,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof) of that Holder’s Securities at a purchase price in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the date of purchase (subject to the right of Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest, if any, due on the relevant Interest Payment Date); provided that after giving effect to the purchase, any Securities of such series that remain outstanding shall have a denomination of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess of that amount.
Within 30 days following the date upon which the Change of Control Triggering Event has occurred or, at the Company’s option, prior to any Change of Control but after the public announcement of the transaction that constitutes or may constitute the Change of Control, except to the extent that the Company has exercised its right to redeem the Securities of the relevant series pursuant to any indenture supplemental hereto pursuant to which the Securities of such series were issued as contemplated by Section 3.01, the Company will deliver a notice (a “Change of Control Offer”) to each Holder of the Securities of such series (which may be sent through electronic transmission) with a copy to the Trustee describing the transaction or transactions that constitute or may constitute a Change of Control Triggering Event and offering to purchase the Securities of such series on the date specified in the notice, which date will be no earlier than 30 days nor later than 60 days from the date such notice is delivered (other than as may be required by law) (such date, the “Change of Control Payment Date”). The notice may, if delivered prior to the date of consummation of the Change of Control, state that the Change of Control Offer is conditioned on the Change of Control Triggering Event and/or any other related transaction or event being consummated on or prior to the Change of Control Payment Date specified in the notice.
On each Change of Control Payment Date, the Company will, to the extent lawful:
(a)    accept for payment all Securities or portions of the Securities properly tendered pursuant to the applicable Change of Control Offer;
(b)    deposit with the Paying Agent an amount equal to the change of control payment in respect of all Securities or portions of Securities properly tendered pursuant to the applicable Change of Control Offer; and
(c)    deliver or cause to be delivered to the Trustee the Securities properly accepted together with an Officer’s Certificate stating the aggregate principal amount of Securities or portions of Securities being purchased.
The Company shall comply, to the extent applicable, with the requirements of Rule 14(e)-1 of the Exchange Act and any other securities laws or regulations in connection with the purchase of Securities pursuant to a Change of Control Triggering Event. To the extent that the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with the terms described in the Securities, the Company will comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and will not be deemed to have breached its obligations by virtue thereof.
Holders of Securities electing to have Securities purchased pursuant to a Change of Control Offer will be required to surrender their Securities, with the form entitled “Option of Holder to Elect Purchase” on the reverse of the Security completed, to the Paying Agent at the
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address specified in the notice, or transfer their Securities to the Paying Agent by book-entry transfer pursuant to the applicable procedures of the Paying Agent, prior to the close of business on the third Business Day prior to the Change of Control Payment Date.
The Company shall not be required to make a Change of Control Offer if a third party makes such an offer in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements for an offer made by the Company and such third party purchases all Securities properly tendered and not withdrawn under its offer.
If Holders of not less than 90% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Securities of a series validly tender and do not withdraw such Securities in a Change of Control Offer and the Company, or any third party making a Change of Control Offer in lieu of the Company, as described above, purchases all of the Securities of such series validly tendered and not withdrawn by such Holders, the Company will have the right, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice, given not more than 30 days following such purchase pursuant to the Change of Control Offer described above, to redeem all Securities of such series that remain outstanding following such purchase at a redemption price in cash equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption (subject to the right of Holders of record on a record date to receive interest on the relevant Interest Payment Date).
The provisions of the Indenture relating to the Company’s obligation to make a Change of Control Offer with respect to the Securities upon a Change of Control Triggering Event may be waived or modified in respect of each applicable series of Securities with the written consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities of such series then outstanding.
Section 6.09    Restrictions on Liens. Except as otherwise established pursuant to Section 3.01 with respect to any series of Securities:
The Company shall not, and shall not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, create or incur any Lien on any shares of stock of a Restricted Subsidiary or Principal Property of the Company or of a Restricted Subsidiary, whether those shares of stock of a Restricted Subsidiary or Principal Property are owned at the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued or acquired afterwards, unless the Company secures or causes the applicable Restricted Subsidiary to secure the Securities outstanding under this Indenture (together with, if the Company shall so determine, any other Indebtedness or other obligations the terms of which (or the terms of any agreement evidencing or relating to which) require that such Indebtedness be so secured) equally and ratably with (or, at the Company’s option, prior to) all Indebtedness secured by the particular Lien, so long as the Indebtedness is so secured.
This covenant does not apply in the case of:
(a)    the creation of any Lien on any shares of stock of a Restricted Subsidiary or any Principal Property acquired, purchased or leased after the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued (including acquisitions by way of merger or consolidation, and including capital lease or purchase money transactions in connection with any such acquisition) by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary, contemporaneously with that acquisition, purchase or lease, or within 18 months thereafter, to secure or provide for the payment or financing of any part of the purchase price, or the assumption of any Lien upon any shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any Principal Property acquired after the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued existing at the time of the acquisition, purchase or lease or the acquisition of any shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any Principal Property subject to any Lien without the assumption of that Lien, provided that every Lien referred to in this clause (a) will attach only to the shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any
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Principal Property so acquired, purchased or leased and fixed improvements (and any accessions or additions thereto, and proceeds thereof) on that Principal Property;
(b)    any Lien on any shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any Principal Property existing on the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued;
(c)    any Lien on any shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any Principal Property in favor of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary;
(d)    any Lien on any Principal Property being constructed or improved securing loans to finance the construction or improvements of that property;
(e)    any Lien created by a lease of any Principal Property, which under GAAP as in effect as of the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued would be characterized as an operating lease, whether entered into before or after the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued, including Liens arising under or in connection with Synthetic Leases or any refinancing, renewal, restructuring, substitution, extension, modification or replacement thereof to the extent permitted thereby;
(f)    any Lien on shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any Principal Property incurred in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt governmental obligations, including, without limitation, qualified private activity bonds and similar financings;
(g)    any mechanics’, materialmen’s, carriers’, warehousemen’s or other similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of business with respect to obligations that are not yet overdue for a period of more than 90 days or that are being contested in good faith;
(h)    any Lien on any shares of stock of a Subsidiary or any Principal Property for taxes, assessments or governmental charges or levies that are not yet overdue for a period of more than 90 days or that are being contested in good faith;
(i)    any Lien on any Principal Property arising in connection with legal proceedings being contested in good faith, including any judgment Lien so long as execution on the Lien is stayed;
(j)    any landlord’s Lien on fixtures located on premises leased by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, and rights under leases, licenses, sub-leases, easements, rights-of-way, zoning and other restrictions, irregularities in title, and other similar Liens not materially impairing the use or value of the property involved;
(k)    Liens on property incurred in sale and lease-back transactions permitted under Section 6.10 below;
(l)    Liens on property or assets of a person existing at the time such person is merged into or consolidated with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or at the time of a sale, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the properties or assets of a person to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, provided that such Lien was not incurred in anticipation of the merger, consolidation, or sale, lease, other disposition or other such transaction by which such person was merged into or consolidated with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
(m)    in the case of (i) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary or (ii) the equity interests in any Person that is not a Subsidiary, any encumbrance or restriction, including any first rights of refusal, options, put and call arrangements, related to shares of stock or other equity interests in such Subsidiary or such other Person set forth in the constitutive documents or
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other applicable agreement of such Subsidiary or such other Person or any related joint venture, shareholders’, partnerships or similar agreement;
(n)    Liens in favor of the Trustee and/or the Holders granted in accordance with the Indenture; and
(o)    any refinancing, renewal, restructuring, substitution, extension, modification or replacement for any Lien permitted by any of the preceding clauses, provided that, in the case of a Lien permitted under clauses (a), (b) or (d) above, the amount of Indebtedness secured is not increased nor the Lien extended to any additional assets.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary may create or assume Liens in addition to those permitted by this Section 6.09, and refinance, renew, restructure, substitute, extend, modify, or replace those Liens; provided that at the time of and after giving effect to the creation or assumption of such Liens or such refinancing, renewal, restructuring, substitution, extension, modification or replacement thereof, Exempted Debt does not exceed 15% of Consolidated Tangible Assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries.
Section 6.10    Restrictions on Sale and Lease-back Transactions involving Principal Properties. Except as otherwise established pursuant to Section 3.01 with respect to any series of Securities:
The Company shall not, and shall not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, enter into any arrangement with any Person pursuant to which the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary leases any Principal Property as an entirety, or any substantial portion of that Principal Property, which property has been or is to be sold or transferred by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary, except to the Company or to a Restricted Subsidiary and except for any lease for a period of not more than three years or which may be terminated by the Company or its Restricted Subsidiaries within a period of not more than three years (any such transaction, a “sale and lease-back transaction”), unless:
(a)    such sale and lease-back transaction was entered into prior to the date of original issuance of the first Securities of the series to be issued, and any refinancing, renewal, restructuring, substitution, extension, modification or replacement of such transaction, so long as the affected Principal Property is substantially similar or the same in nature to the Principal Property subject to the sale and lease-back transaction refinanced, renewed, restructured, substituted, extended, modified or replaced;
(b)    the Company or such applicable Restricted Subsidiary would be entitled, pursuant to the provisions in Section 6.09 above, to create a Lien on the Principal Property to be leased securing Funded Debt in an amount equal to the Attributable Debt with respect to the sale and lease-back transaction without equally and ratably securing the outstanding Securities; or
(c)    the Company promptly informs the Trustee in writing of the sale and lease-back transaction, and the Company causes an amount equal to the fair value (as determined by the Company in good faith) of the Principal Property to be applied to any (or a combination) of (1) the purchase of other property that will constitute Principal Property having a fair value at least equal to the fair value of the Principal Property sold, or (2) the retirement within 365 days after receipt of the proceeds of Funded Debt incurred or assumed by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary, including the Securities; provided that, in lieu of applying all of or any part of such net proceeds to such retirement, the Company may, within 365 days after the sale and lease-back transaction, deliver or cause to be delivered to the Trustee for cancellation debt securities evidencing Funded Debt of the Company (which may include the Securities) or of a Restricted Subsidiary previously authenticated and delivered by the Trustee, and not yet otherwise applied
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as a credit against an obligation to redeem or retire such debt securities, and an Officer’s Certificate stating that Company elects to deliver or cause to be delivered the debt securities in lieu of retiring Funded Debt as set forth herein.
If the Company delivers debt securities and an Officer’s Certificate to the Trustee pursuant to the proviso to clause (c) above, the amount of cash that the Company shall apply to the retirement of Funded Debt will be reduced by an amount equal to the aggregate of the then applicable optional redemption prices of the applicable debt securities so delivered or, if there are no such redemption prices, the principal amount of those debt securities. If the applicable debt securities provide for an amount less than the principal amount to be due and payable upon a declaration of the maturity, then the amount of cash will be reduced by the amount of principal of those debt securities that would be due and payable as of the date of the application upon a declaration of acceleration of the maturity pursuant to the terms of the Indenture pursuant to which those debt securities were issued.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary may enter into sale and lease-back transactions involving any Principal Property in addition to those permitted by this Section 6.10, without any obligation to retire any outstanding debt securities or other Funded Debt; provided that at the time of entering into and giving effect to such sale and lease-back transactions, Exempted Debt does not exceed 15% of Consolidated Tangible Assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries.
ARTICLE VII

REMEDIES OF TRUSTEE AND SECURITYHOLDERS
Section 7.01    Events of Default. The term “Event of Default” as used in this Indenture with respect to Securities of any series shall mean one of the following described events unless it is either inapplicable to a particular series or it is specifically deleted or modified in the manner contemplated in Section 3.01:
(a)    the failure of the Company to pay any installment of interest on any Security of such series when and as the same shall become payable, which failure shall have continued unremedied for a period of 30 calendar days;
(b)    the failure of the Company to pay the principal of, and premium, if any, on, any Security of such series, when and as the same shall become payable, whether at Maturity as therein expressed, by call for redemption, by declaration as authorized by this Indenture or otherwise;
(c)    [reserved];
(d)    the failure of the Company, subject to the provisions of Section 6.06, to perform any covenants or agreements contained in this Indenture, including any indenture supplemental hereto pursuant to which the Securities of such series were issued as contemplated by Section 3.01 (other than a covenant or agreement which has been expressly included in this Indenture solely for the benefit of a series of Securities other than that series and other than a covenant or agreement a default in the performance of which is elsewhere in this Section 7.01 specifically addressed), which failure shall not have been remedied for a period of 90 calendar days after written notice shall have been given to the Company by the Trustee or shall have been given to the Company and the Trustee by Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding, specifying such failure, requiring the Company to remedy the same and stating that such notice is a “Notice of Default” hereunder;
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(e)    the entry by a court having jurisdiction in the premises of (i) a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company in an involuntary case or proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, or other similar law or (ii) a decree or order adjudging the Company bankrupt or insolvent, or approving as properly filed a petition seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, or composition of or in respect of the Company under any applicable federal, state or foreign law, or appointing a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator, or other similar official of the Company or of any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs (or any similar relief granted under any foreign laws), and the continuance of any such decree or order for relief or any such other decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 90 consecutive calendar days;
(f)    the commencement by the Company of a voluntary case or proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, or other similar law or of any other case or proceeding to be adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent, or the consent by it to the entry of a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company in an involuntary case or proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, or other similar law or to the commencement of any bankruptcy or insolvency case or proceeding against it, or the filing by it of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief with respect to the Company under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, or other similar law, or the consent by it to the filing of such petition or to the appointment of or taking possession by a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator, or other similar official of the Company or of any substantial part of its property pursuant to any such law, or the making by it of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the admission by it in writing of its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, or the taking of corporate action by the Company in furtherance of any such action;
(g)    a failure to purchase the series of Securities tendered for purchase in respect of a Change of Control Offer as required under Section 6.08;
(h)    a default under any loan, mortgage, indenture, credit agreement or similar instrument under which there is issued or by which there is secured or evidenced any Indebtedness for money borrowed by the Company (or the payment of which is guaranteed by the Company), other than Indebtedness owed to its Subsidiaries, whether such Indebtedness or guarantee now exists or is created after the original issue date of the Securities of such series, which default:
(i)    is caused by a failure to pay principal of, or interest or premium, if any, on such Indebtedness prior to the expiration of the grace period provided in such Indebtedness (“payment default”); or
(ii)    results in the acceleration of such Indebtedness prior to its maturity; and, in each case, the principal amount of any such Indebtedness, together with the principal amount of any other such Indebtedness under which there is an outstanding uncured payment default or the maturity of which has been and remains so accelerated, aggregates in excess of $400,000,000; and
(i)    the occurrence of any other Event of Default with respect to Securities of such series as provided in Section 3.01.
Any Event of Default under one series of Securities is not necessarily an Event of Default under any other series of Securities.
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Section 7.02    Acceleration; Rescission and Annulment.
(a)    Except as otherwise provided as contemplated by Section 3.01 with respect to any series of Securities, if any one or more of the above-described Events of Default (other than an Event of Default specified in Section 7.01(e) or 7.01(f)) shall happen with respect to Securities of any series at the time Outstanding, then, and in each and every such case, during the continuance of any such Event of Default, the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding may declare the principal (or, if the Securities of that series are Original Issue Discount Securities, such portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of that series) of, and all accrued but unpaid interest on, all the Securities of such series then Outstanding to be due and payable immediately by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), and upon any such declaration such principal amount (or specified amount) and accrued but unpaid interest shall become immediately due and payable. If an Event of Default specified in Section 7.01(e) or 7.01(f) occurs and is continuing, then in every such case, the principal amount of, and any accrued but unpaid interest on, all of the Securities of that series then Outstanding shall automatically, and without any declaration or any other action on the part of the Trustee or any Holder, become due and payable immediately. Upon payment of such amounts in U.S. Dollars (subject to Section 3.11 and except as otherwise provided pursuant to Section 3.01), all obligations of the Company in respect of the payment of principal of and interest on the Securities of such series shall terminate.
(b)    At any time after such a declaration of acceleration with respect to the Securities of any series has been made and before a judgment or decree for payment of the money due has been obtained by the Trustee as hereinafter provided in this Article VII, the Event of Default giving rise to such declaration of acceleration shall, without further act, be deemed to have been waived, and such declaration and its consequences shall, without further act, be deemed to have been rescinded and annulled, if:
(i)    the Company has paid or deposited with the Trustee or Paying Agent a sum in the Currency in which such Securities are denominated (subject to Section 3.11 and except as otherwise provided pursuant to Section 3.01) sufficient to pay:
(A)    all amounts owing to the Trustee and any predecessor trustee hereunder under Section 11.01(a) (provided, however, that all sums payable under this clause (A) shall be paid in U.S. Dollars);
(B)    all arrears of interest, if any, upon all the Securities of such series (with interest, to the extent that interest thereon shall be legally enforceable, on any overdue installment of interest at the rate borne by such Securities); and
(C)    the principal of, and premium, if any, on, any Securities of such series that have become due otherwise than by such declaration of acceleration and interest thereon;
(ii)    every other Default and Event of Default with respect to Securities of that series, other than the non-payment of the principal of Securities of that series which have become due solely by such declaration of acceleration, have been cured or waived as provided in Section 7.06.
(c)    No such rescission shall affect any subsequent default or impair any right consequent thereon.
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(d)    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 7.03    Other Remedies. If the Company shall fail for a period of 30 calendar days to pay any installment of interest on the Securities of any series or shall fail to pay the principal of, and premium, if any, on, any of the Securities of such series when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at Maturity, or by call for redemption, by declaration as authorized by this Indenture, or otherwise, then, upon demand of the Trustee, the Company shall pay to the Paying Agent, for the benefit of the Holders of Securities of such series then Outstanding, the whole amount which then shall have become due and payable on all the Securities of such series, with interest on the overdue principal and premium, if any, and (so far as the same may be legally enforceable) on the overdue installments of interest at the rate borne by the Securities of such series, and all amounts owing the Trustee and any predecessor trustee hereunder under Section 11.01(a).
In case the Company 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 proceeding at law or in equity for the collection of the sums so due and unpaid, and may prosecute any such action or proceeding to judgment or final decree, and may enforce any such judgment or final decree against the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities of such series, and collect the moneys adjudged or decreed to be payable out of the property of the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities of such series, wherever situated, in the manner provided by law. Every recovery of judgment in any such action or other proceeding, subject to the payment to the Trustee of all amounts owing the Trustee and any predecessor trustee hereunder under Section 11.01(a), shall be for the ratable benefit of the Holders of such series of Securities which shall be the subject of such action or proceeding. All rights of action upon or under any of the Securities or this Indenture may be enforced by the Trustee without the possession of any of the Securities and without the production of any thereof at any trial or any proceeding relative thereto.
Section 7.04    Trustee as Attorney-in-Fact. The Trustee is hereby appointed, and each and every Holder of the Securities, by receiving and holding the same, shall be conclusively deemed to have appointed the Trustee, the true and lawful attorney-in-fact of such Holder, with authority to make or file (whether or not the Company shall be in Default in respect of the payment of the principal of, or interest on, any of the Securities), in its own name and as trustee of an express trust or otherwise as it shall deem advisable, in any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization or other judicial proceeding relative to the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities or to their respective creditors or property, any and all claims, proofs of claim, proofs of debt, petitions, consents, other papers and documents and amendments of any thereof, as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Trustee and any predecessor trustee hereunder and of the Holders of the Securities allowed in any such proceeding and to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claim, and to execute and deliver any and all other papers and documents and to do and perform any and all other acts and things, as it may deem necessary or advisable in order to enforce in any such proceeding any of the claims of the Trustee and any predecessor trustee hereunder and of any of such Holders in respect of any of the Securities; and any receiver, assignee, trustee, custodian or debtor in any such proceeding is hereby authorized, and each and
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every Holder of the Securities, by receiving and holding the same, shall be conclusively deemed to have authorized any such receiver, assignee, trustee, custodian or debtor, to make any such payment or delivery only to or on the order of the Trustee, and to pay to the Trustee any amount due it and any predecessor trustee hereunder under Section 11.01(a); provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize or empower the Trustee to consent to or accept or adopt, on behalf of any Holder of Securities, any plan of reorganization or readjustment affecting the Securities or the rights of any Holder thereof, or to authorize or empower the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder of any Securities in any such proceeding.
Section 7.05    Priorities. Any moneys or properties collected by the Trustee, or, after an Event of Default, any moneys or other property distributable in respect of the Company’s obligations under this Indenture, in either case with respect to a series of Securities under this Article VII shall be applied in the order following, at the date or dates fixed by the Trustee for the distribution of such moneys or properties and, in the case of the distribution of such moneys or properties on account of the Securities of any series, upon presentation of the Securities of such series, and stamping thereon the payment, if only partially paid, and upon surrender thereof, if fully paid:
First: To the payment of all amounts (including indemnity payments) due to the Trustee, the Paying Agent, the Registrar, and any other agent appointed hereunder and any predecessor trustee, Paying Agent, registrar or agent under Section 11.01(a) and the reasonably incurred expenses and disbursements of its agents, attorneys and counsel.
Second: In case the principal of the Outstanding Securities of such series shall not have become due and be unpaid, to the payment of interest on the Securities of such series, in the chronological 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 rate borne by such Securities, such payments to be made ratably to the Persons entitled thereto.
Third: In case the principal of the Outstanding Securities of such series shall have become due, by declaration or otherwise, to the payment of the whole amount then owing and unpaid upon the Securities of such series for principal and premium, if any, and interest, with interest on the overdue principal and premium, if any, and (to the extent that such interest has been collected by the Trustee) upon overdue installments of interest at the rate borne by the Securities of such series, and in case such moneys shall be insufficient to pay in full the whole amounts so due and unpaid upon the Securities of such series, then to the payment of such principal and premium, if any, and interest without preference or priority of principal and premium, if any, over interest, or of interest over principal and premium, if any, 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 premium, if any, and accrued and unpaid interest.
Fourth: Any surplus then remaining shall be paid to the Company, its successors or assigns, or to whomsoever may be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be so entitled.
Section 7.06    Control by Securityholders; Waiver of Past Defaults. The Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities of any series at the time Outstanding may direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee hereunder, or of exercising any trust or power hereby conferred upon the Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series; provided, however, that, subject to the provisions of Section 11.02, the Trustee shall have the right to decline to follow any such direction if the Trustee being
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advised by counsel determines that the action so directed may not lawfully be taken or would involve the Trustee in personal liability. Prior to any declaration accelerating the Maturity of the Securities of any series, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of such series of Securities at the time Outstanding may on behalf of the Holders of all of the Securities of such series waive any past Default or Event of Default hereunder and its consequences except a Default in the payment of interest or any premium on or the principal of the Securities of such series or a Default in respect of a covenant or provision that under Section 14.02 cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Securities of such series affected. Upon any such waiver, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall be restored to their former positions and rights hereunder, respectively; provided that no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon. Whenever any Default or Event of Default hereunder shall have been waived as permitted by this Section 7.06, said Default or Event of Default shall for all purposes of the Securities of such series and this Indenture be deemed to have been cured and to be not continuing.
Section 7.07    Limitation on Suits. No Holder of any Security of any series shall have any right to institute any action, suit or proceeding at law or in equity for the execution of any trust hereunder or for the appointment of a receiver or for any other remedy hereunder, in each case with respect to an Event of Default with respect to such series of Securities, unless (i) such Holder previously shall have given to the Trustee written notice of one or more of the Events of Default herein specified with respect to such series of Securities, (ii) the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding shall have requested the Trustee in writing to take action in respect of the matter complained of, (iii) there shall have been offered to the Trustee security and/or indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred therein or thereby, and (iv) the Trustee, for 60 calendar days after receipt of such notification, request and offer of indemnity and/or security, shall have failed to institute any such action, suit or proceeding and have not received from the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding a direction inconsistent with such request; and such notification, request and offer of indemnity and/or security are hereby declared in every such case to be conditions precedent to any such action, suit or proceeding by any Holder of any Security of such series; it being understood and intended that no one or more of the Holders of Securities of such series shall have any right in any manner whatsoever by his, her, its or their action to enforce any right hereunder, except in the manner herein provided, and that every action, suit or proceeding at law or in equity shall be instituted, had and maintained in the manner herein provided and for the equal benefit of all Holders of the Outstanding Securities of such series; provided, however, that nothing in this Indenture or in the Securities of such series shall affect or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, the Securities of such series to the respective Holders of such Securities at the respective due dates in such Securities stated, or affect or impair the right, which is also absolute and unconditional, of such Holders to institute suit to enforce the payment thereof.
Subject to the provisions of the Indenture relating to the duties of the Trustee, if an Event of Default then exists, the Trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the Indenture (other than the payment of any amounts on the Securities furnished to it pursuant to the Indenture) at the Company’s, any Holder’s or any other person’s request, order or direction, unless the Company, such Holder or such other person has offered, and, if requested, provided to the Trustee security and/or indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee. The Trustee may refuse to follow any direction that conflicts with law, the Indenture or the Securities, or that, subject to the terms of the Indenture, the Trustee determines may be unduly prejudicial to the rights of other noteholders (it being understood that the Trustee shall have no obligation to determine if such action is unduly prejudicial to the rights of such noteholders) or may involve the Trustee in liability, unless the Trustee is offered, and if requested, provided security and/or
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indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee against any loss, liability or expense to the Trustee that may result from the Trustee’s following such direction. No Holder will have any right to institute any proceeding in connection with the Indenture or for any remedy under the Indenture, unless such Holder has previously given to the Trustee written notice of a continuing Event of Default with respect to Securities of that series.
Section 7.08    Undertaking for Costs. All parties to this Indenture and each Holder of any Security, by such Holder’s acceptance thereof, shall be deemed to have agreed that any court may in its discretion require, in any action, suit or proceeding for the enforcement of any right or remedy under this Indenture, or in any action, suit or proceeding against the Trustee for any action taken or omitted by it as Trustee, the filing by any party litigant in such action, suit or proceeding of an undertaking to pay the costs of such action, suit or proceeding, and that such court may in its discretion assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, against any party litigant in such action, suit or proceeding, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by such party litigant; provided, however, that the provisions of this Section 7.08 shall not apply to any action, suit or proceeding instituted by the Trustee, to any action, suit or proceeding instituted by any one or more Holders of Securities holding in the aggregate more than 10% in principal amount of the Securities of any series Outstanding, or to any action, suit or proceeding instituted by any Holder of Securities of any series for the enforcement of the payment of the principal of, or premium, if any, or interest on, any of the Securities of such series, on or after the respective due dates expressed in such Securities.
Section 7.09    Remedies Cumulative; Delay or Omission Not Waiver. No remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the Holders of Securities of any series is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy or remedies, and each and every remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute. No delay or omission of the Trustee or of any Holder of the Securities of any series to exercise any right or power accruing upon any Default or Event of Default shall impair any such right or power or shall be construed to be a waiver of any such Default or Event of Default or an acquiescence therein; and every power and remedy given by this Article VII to the Trustee and to the Holders of Securities of any series, respectively, may be exercised from time to time and as often as may be deemed expedient by the Trustee or by the Holders of Securities of such series, as the case may be. In case the Trustee or any Holder of Securities of any series shall have proceeded to enforce any right under this Indenture and the proceedings for the enforcement thereof shall have been discontinued or abandoned because of waiver or for any other reason, or shall have been adjudicated adversely to the Trustee or to such Holder of Securities, then and in every such case, subject to any determinations in such proceedings, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall severally and respectively be restored to their former positions and rights hereunder, and thereafter all rights, remedies and powers of the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall continue as though no such proceedings had been taken, except as to any matters so waived or adjudicated.
ARTICLE VIII

CONCERNING THE SECURITYHOLDERS
Section 8.01    Evidence of Action of Securityholders. Whenever in this Indenture it is provided that the Holders of a specified percentage or a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities or of any series of Securities may take any action (including the making of any demand or request, the giving of any notice, consent or waiver or the taking of any other action), the fact that at the time of taking any such action the Holders of such specified percentage or majority have joined therein may be evidenced by (a) any instrument or any number of
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instruments of similar tenor executed by Securityholders in person, by an agent or by a proxy appointed in writing, including through an electronic system for tabulating consents operated by the Depositary for such series or otherwise (such action becoming effective, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, when such instruments or evidence of electronic consents are delivered to the Trustee and, where it is hereby expressly required, to the Company), or (b) by the record of the Holders of Securities voting in favor thereof at any meeting of Securityholders duly called and held in accordance with the provisions of Article IX, or (c) by a combination of such instrument or instruments and any such record of such a meeting of Securityholders.
Section 8.02    Proof of Execution or Holding of Securities. Proof of the execution of any instrument by a Securityholder or his, her or its agent or proxy and proof of the holding by any Person of any of the Securities shall be sufficient if made in the following manner:
(a)    The fact and date of the execution by any Person of any such instrument may be proved (i) by the certificate of any notary public or other officer in any jurisdiction who, by the laws thereof, has power to take acknowledgments or proof of deeds to be recorded within such jurisdiction, that the Person who signed such instrument did acknowledge before such notary public or other officer the execution thereof, or (ii) by the affidavit of a witness of such execution sworn to before any such notary or other officer. Where such execution is by a Person acting in other than his, her or their individual capacity, such certificate or affidavit shall also constitute sufficient proof of his, her or their authority.
(b)    The ownership of Securities of any series shall be proved by the Register of such Securities or by a certificate of the Registrar for such series.
(c)    The record of any Holders’ meeting shall be proved in the manner provided in Section 9.06.
(d)    The Trustee may require such additional proof of any matter referred to in this Section 8.02 as it shall deem appropriate or necessary, so long as the request is a reasonable one.
(e)    If the Company shall solicit from the Holders of Securities of any series any action, the Company may, at its option fix in advance a record date for the determination of Holders of Securities entitled to take such action, but the Company shall have no obligation to do so. Any such record date shall be fixed at the Company’s discretion. If such a record date is fixed, such action may be sought or given before or after the record date, but only the Holders of Securities of record at the close of business on such record date shall be deemed to be Holders of Securities for the purpose of determining whether Holders of the requisite proportion of Outstanding Securities of such series have authorized or agreed or consented to such action, and for that purpose the Outstanding Securities of such series shall be computed as of such record date.
Section 8.03    Persons Deemed Owners.
(a)    The Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name any Security is registered in the Register as the owner of such Security for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of, and premium, if any, and (subject to Section 3.08) interest, if any, on, such Security and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary. All payments made to any Holder, or upon his, her or its order, shall be valid, and, to the extent of the sum or sums paid, effectual to satisfy and discharge the liability for moneys payable upon such Security.
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(b)    None of the Company, the Trustee, any Paying Agent or the Registrar shall have any responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial ownership interests in a Global Security or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial ownership interests.
Section 8.04    Effect of Consents. After an amendment, supplement, waiver or other action becomes effective as to any series of Securities, a consent to it by a Holder of such series of Securities is a continuing consent conclusive and binding upon such Holder and every subsequent Holder of the same Securities or portion thereof, and of any Security issued upon the transfer thereof or in exchange therefor or in place thereof, even if notation of the consent is not made on any such Security. An amendment, supplement or waiver becomes effective in accordance with its terms and thereafter binds every Holder.
ARTICLE IX

SECURITYHOLDERS’ MEETINGS
Section 9.01    Purposes of Meetings. A meeting of Securityholders of any or all series may be called at any time and from time to time pursuant to the provisions of this Article IX for any of the following purposes:
(a)    to give any notice to the Company or to the Trustee, or to give any directions to the Trustee, or to consent to the waiving of any Default or Event of Default hereunder and its consequences, or to take any other action authorized to be taken by Securityholders pursuant to any of the provisions of Article VIII;
(b)    to remove the Trustee and nominate a successor trustee pursuant to the provisions of Article XI;
(c)    to consent to the execution of an Indenture or of indentures supplemental hereto pursuant to the provisions of Section 14.02; or
(d)    to take any other action authorized to be taken by or on behalf of the Holders of any specified aggregate principal amount of the Securities of any one or more or all series, as the case may be, under any other provision of this Indenture or under applicable law.
Section 9.02    Call of Meetings by Trustee. The Trustee may at any time call a meeting of all Securityholders of all series that may be affected by the action proposed to be taken, to take any action specified in Section 9.01, to be held at such time and at such place as the Trustee shall determine. Notice of every meeting of the Securityholders of a series, setting forth the time and the place of such meeting and in general terms the action proposed to be taken at such meeting, shall be mailed to Holders of Securities of such series at their addresses as they shall appear on the Register. Such notice shall be mailed not less than 20 nor more than 90 calendar days prior to the date fixed for the meeting.
Section 9.03    Call of Meetings by Company or Securityholders. In case at any time the Company or the Holders of at least 10% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of a series (or of all series, as the case may be) then Outstanding that may be affected by the action proposed to be taken shall have requested the Trustee to call a meeting of Securityholders of such series (or of all series), by written request setting forth in reasonable detail the action proposed to be taken at the meeting, and the Trustee shall not have mailed the notice of such meeting within 20 days after receipt of such request, then the Company or such Securityholders may determine the time and the place for such meeting and may call such meeting to take any action authorized in Section 9.01, by mailing notice thereof as provided in Section 9.02.
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Section 9.04    Qualifications for Voting. To be entitled to vote at any meeting of Securityholders, a Person shall (a) be a Holder of one or more Securities affected by the action proposed to be taken at the meeting or (b) be a Person appointed by an instrument in writing as proxy by a Holder of one or more such Securities. The only Persons who shall be entitled to be present or to speak at any meeting of Securityholders shall be the Persons entitled to vote at such meeting and their counsel and any representatives of the Trustee and its counsel and any representatives of the Company and its counsel.
Section 9.05    Regulation of Meetings.
(a)    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Indenture, the Trustee may make such reasonable regulations as it may deem advisable for any meeting of Securityholders, in regard to proof of the holding of Securities and of the appointment of proxies, and in regard to the appointment and duties of inspectors of votes, the submission and examination of proxies, certificates and other evidence of the right to vote, and such other matters concerning the conduct of the meeting as it shall deem fit.
(b)    The Trustee shall, by an instrument in writing, appoint a temporary chairman of the meeting, unless the meeting shall have been called by the Company or by Securityholders as provided in Section 9.03, in which case the Company or the Securityholders calling the meeting, as the case may be, shall in like manner appoint a temporary chair. A permanent chairman and a permanent secretary of the meeting shall be elected by majority vote of the meeting.
(c)    At any meeting of Securityholders of a series, each Securityholder of such series of such Securityholder’s proxy shall be entitled to one vote for each $1,000 principal amount of Securities of such series Outstanding held or represented by him or her; provided, however, that no vote shall be cast or counted at any meeting in respect of any Security challenged as not Outstanding and ruled by the chairman of the meeting to be not Outstanding. The chairman of the meeting shall have no right to vote other than by virtue of Securities of such series held by him or her or instruments in writing as aforesaid duly designating him or her as the Person to vote on behalf of other Securityholders. At any meeting of the Securityholders duly called pursuant to the provisions of Section 9.02 or 9.03, the presence of Persons holding or representing Securities in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to take action upon the business for the transaction of which such meeting was called shall be necessary to constitute a quorum, and any such meeting may be adjourned from time to time by a majority of those present, whether or not constituting a quorum, and the meeting may be held as so adjourned without further notice.
Section 9.06    Voting. The vote upon any resolution submitted to any meeting of Securityholders of a series shall be by written ballots on which shall be subscribed the signatures of the Holders of Securities of such series or of their representatives by proxy and the principal amounts of the Securities of such series held or represented by them. The permanent chairman of the meeting shall appoint two inspectors of votes who shall count all votes cast at the meeting for or against any resolution and who shall make and file with the secretary of the meeting their verified written reports in duplicate of all votes cast at the meeting. A record in duplicate of the proceedings of each meeting of Securityholders shall be prepared by the secretary of the meeting and there shall be attached to said record the original reports of the inspectors of votes on any vote by ballot taken thereat and affidavits by one or more Persons having knowledge of the facts setting forth a copy of the notice of the meeting and showing that said notice was mailed as provided in Section 9.02. The record shall show the principal amounts of the Securities voting in favor of or against any resolution. The record shall be signed and verified by the affidavits of the permanent chairman and secretary of the meeting and one of the duplicates shall be delivered to the Company and the other to the Trustee to be preserved by the Trustee.
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Any record so signed and verified shall be conclusive evidence of the matters therein stated.
Section 9.07    No Delay of Rights by Meeting. Nothing contained in this Article IX shall be deemed or construed to authorize or permit, by reason of any call of a meeting of Securityholders of any series or any rights expressly or impliedly conferred hereunder to make such call, any hindrance or delay in the exercise of any right or rights conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the Securityholders of such series under any of the provisions of this Indenture or of the Securities of such series.
ARTICLE X

REPORTS BY THE COMPANY AND THE TRUSTEE AND

SECURITYHOLDERS’ LISTS
Section 10.01    Reports by Trustee.
(a)    So long as any Securities are Outstanding, the Trustee shall transmit to Holders such reports concerning the Trustee and its actions under this Indenture as may be required pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act at the times and in the manner provided therein. If required by Section 313(a) of the TIA, the Trustee shall, within 60 calendar days after each May 15, following the date of this Indenture deliver to Holders a brief report, dated as of such May 15, which complies with the provisions of such Section 313(a), beginning on May 15, 2024. The Trustee also will comply with Section 313(b)(2) of the TIA. The Trustee will also transmit by mail all reports as required by Section 313(c) of the TIA.
(b)    The Trustee shall, at the time of the transmission to the Holders of Securities of any report pursuant to the provisions of this Section 10.01, file a copy of such report with each securities exchange upon which the Securities are listed or each automated quotation system on which the Securities are quoted, if any, and also with the SEC in respect of a Security listed and registered on a national securities exchange or automated quotation system, if any, in accordance with Section 313(d) of the TIA. The Company agrees to notify the Trustee when, as and if the Securities become listed or delisted on any securities exchange or admitted to trading on any automated quotation system and of any delisting thereof.  
The Company shall reimburse the Trustee for all expenses incurred in the preparation and transmission of any report pursuant to the provisions of this Section 10.01 and of Section 10.02.
Section 10.02    Reports by the Company.
(a)    At any time that the Company is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, so long as any Securities issued under this Indenture are outstanding, the Company will file with the Trustee, within 15 days after it has filed the same with the SEC, copies of the annual reports and of the information, documents and other reports (or copies of such portions of any of the foregoing as the SEC may prescribe) that it may be required to file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (other than confidential filings, documents subject to confidential treatment and correspondence with the SEC). Documents delivered to the Trustee by electronic means or filed by the Company with the SEC via the EDGAR system (or any successor thereto) will be deemed to be filed with the Trustee as of the time such documents are so delivered or filed via EDGAR (or such successor system), it being understood that the Trustee shall have no obligation to determine whether such filings have been made or be deemed to have knowledge of the information contained therein. The Company shall at all times comply with Section 314(a) of the TIA.
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(b)    To the extent not satisfied by the foregoing, the Company will furnish to the Holders of such series of Securities and to prospective investors of the Securities, upon their request, the information required to be delivered pursuant to Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act if, and so long as, the applicable Securities are not freely transferable under the Securities Act.
(c)    To the extent any information is not provided within the time periods specified in this Section 10.02 and such information is subsequently provided, the Company will be deemed to have satisfied its obligations with respect thereto at such time and any Default or Event of Default with respect thereto shall be deemed to have been cured.
(d)    Delivery of such reports, information and documents to the Trustee shall be for informational purposes only and the Trustee’s receipt of such shall not constitute actual or constructive notice or knowledge of any information contained therein or determinable from information contained therein, including the Company’s compliance with any of the covenants contained in the Indenture (as to which the Trustee will be entitled to conclusively rely upon an Officer’s Certificate). It is expressly understood that materials transmitted electronically by the Company to the Trustee or filed pursuant to the SEC’s EDGAR system (or any successor electronic filing system) shall be deemed filed with the Trustee and transmitted to Holders for purposes of this Section 10.02.
Section 10.03    Securityholders’ Lists. The Company covenants and agrees that it shall furnish or cause to be furnished to the Trustee:
(a)    semi-annually, within 15 calendar days after each Record Date, but in any event not less frequently than semi-annually, a list in such form as the Trustee may reasonably require of the names and addresses of the Holders of Securities of each series to which such Record Date applies, as of such Record Date, and
(b)    at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, within 30 calendar days after receipt by the Company of any such request, a list of similar form and content as of a date not more than 15 calendar days prior to the time such list is furnished;
provided, however, that so long as the Trustee shall be the Registrar, such lists shall not be required to be furnished.
The Trustee will preserve in as current a form as is reasonably practicable the most recent list available to it of the names and addresses of all Holders and shall otherwise comply with TIA §312(a).
If the Trustee is not the Registrar, the Company will furnish to the Trustee at least seven Business Days before each Interest Payment Date and at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, a list in such form and as of such date as the Trustee may reasonably require of the names and addresses of the Holders of Securities and the Company shall otherwise comply with TIA §312(a).
ARTICLE XI

CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE
Section 11.01    Rights of Trustees; Compensation and Indemnity. The Trustee accepts the trusts created by this Indenture upon the terms and conditions hereof, including the following, to all of which the parties hereto and the Holders from time to time of the Securities agree:
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(a)    The Trustee shall receive such compensation as the Company and the Trustee shall from time to time agree in writing for all services rendered by it hereunder (including in any agent capacity in which it acts). The compensation of the Trustee shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust. The Company shall reimburse the Trustee promptly upon its request for all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by the Trustee (including the reasonable expenses and disbursements of its agents and counsel), except any such expense, disbursement or advance caused by its own gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a competent court of appropriate jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment).
(i)    The Company also agrees to indemnify each of the Trustee and any predecessor Trustee hereunder and their respective officers, employees and directors for, and to hold each of them harmless against, any and all loss, liability, damage, claim, or expense incurred without its own gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a competent court of appropriate jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment), arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of the trust or trusts hereunder and the performance of its duties (including in any agent capacity in which it acts and including its rights under this Section), as well as the costs and expenses of defending itself against any claim (whether asserted by the Company, a Holder or any other Person) or liability in connection with the exercise or performance of any of its powers or duties hereunder, except those caused by its own gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a competent court of appropriate jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment). The Trustee shall notify the Company promptly of any claim for which it may seek indemnity; provided, however, that the failure to so notify the Company shall not affect the obligations of the Company hereunder to indemnity.
(ii)    The Company shall defend the claim, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee, and the Trustee shall provide reasonable cooperation at the Company’s expense in the defense; provided that if the defendants in any such claim include both the Company and the Trustee and the Trustee shall have concluded that there may be legal defenses available to it which are different from or additional to those available to the Company, or the Trustee has concluded that there may be any other actual or potential conflicting interests between the Company and the Trustee, the Trustee shall have the right to select separate counsel and the Company shall be required to pay the fees and expenses of such separate counsel. Any settlement which affects the Trustee may not be entered into without the written consent of the Trustee, unless the Trustee is given a full and unconditional release from liability with respect to the claims covered thereby and such settlement does not include a statement or admission of fault, culpability or failure to act by or on behalf of the Trustee. The Company need not pay for any settlement made without its consent, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.
As security for the performance of the obligations of the Company under this Section 11.01(a), the Trustee shall have a lien upon all property and funds held or collected by the Trustee as such, except funds held in trust by the Trustee to pay principal of and interest on any particular Securities. Notwithstanding any provisions of this Indenture to the contrary, the obligations of the Company to compensate and indemnify the Trustee under this Section 11.01(a) shall survive the resignation or removal of the Trustee, any satisfaction and discharge under Article XII, the payment of any Securities and the termination of this Indenture for any reason. In addition to and without prejudice to its other rights hereunder, when the Trustee incurs expenses or renders services after an Event of Default specified in clause (e) or (f) of Section 7.01 occurs, the expenses and compensation for the services are intended to constitute expenses of administration under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws.
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(b)    The Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereof and perform any duty hereunder either directly or by its agents and attorneys and shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder.
(c)    The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for the correctness of the recitals herein or in the Securities (except its certificates of authentication thereon) contained, all of which are made solely by the Company; and the Trustee shall not be responsible or accountable in any manner whatsoever for or with respect to the validity or execution or sufficiency of this Indenture or of the Securities (except its certificates of authentication thereon), and the Trustee makes no representation with respect thereto, except that the Trustee represents that it is duly authorized to execute and deliver this Indenture, authenticate the Securities and perform its obligations hereunder and that the statements made by it in a Statement of Eligibility on Form T-1 supplied to the Company are true and accurate, subject to the qualifications set forth therein. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Company of any Securities, or the proceeds of any Securities.
(d)    The Trustee may consult with counsel of its selection, and the advice of such counsel or any Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by the Trustee hereunder in reliance thereon.
(e)    The Trustee may rely upon the certificate of the Secretary or one of the Assistant Secretaries of the Company as to the adoption of any Board Resolution or resolution of the stockholders of the Company, and any request, direction, order or demand of the Company mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by, and whenever in the administration of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it desirable that a matter be proved or established prior to taking, suffering or omitting any action hereunder, the Trustee may rely upon, an Officer’s Certificate of the Company (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed).
(f)    Subject to Section 11.04, the Trustee or any agent of the Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities and, subject to Sections 310(b) and 311 of the TIA, may otherwise deal with the Company with the same rights it would have had if it were not the Trustee or such agent.
(g)    Money held by the Trustee in trust hereunder shall remain uninvested and need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law. The Trustee shall be under no liability for interest on or investment of any money received by it hereunder except as otherwise agreed in writing with the Company.
(h)    Any action taken by the Trustee pursuant to any provision hereof at the request or with the consent of any Person who at the time is the Holder of any Security shall be conclusive and binding in respect of such Security upon all future Holders thereof or of any Security or Securities which may be issued for or in lieu thereof in whole or in part, whether or not such Security shall have noted thereon the fact that such request or consent had been made or given.
(i)    The Trustee may conclusively rely and shall be fully protected in acting or refraining from acting upon any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, approval, bond, debenture or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties.
(j)    The Trustee shall not be under any obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request, order or direction of any of the Holders of the Securities, pursuant to any provision of this Indenture, unless one or more of the Holders of the
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Securities shall have offered, and if requested, provided to the Trustee security and/or indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee against the costs, expenses and liabilities which may be incurred by it therein or thereby.  
(k)    The Trustee shall not be liable for any action taken, suffered or omitted to be taken by it in good faith and believed by it to be authorized or within its discretion or within the rights or powers conferred upon it by this Indenture.
(l)    The Trustee shall not be deemed to have knowledge or be charged with notice of any Default or Event of Default with respect to any Securities unless a Responsible Officer of the Trustee has actual knowledge by way of written notice thereof or unless the Holders of not less than 25% of the Outstanding Securities notify the Trustee thereof by a written notice to the Trustee that is received by the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office and such notice references such Securities, the Company, and this Indenture.
(m)    The Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, other evidence of Indebtedness or other paper or document; provided, however, that the Trustee may, but shall not be required to, make further inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit at the expense of the Company and shall incur no liability of any kind by reason of such inquiry or investigation.
(n)    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 to each agent, custodian and other person employed to act hereunder.
(o)    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), whether or not foreseeable, and irrespective of whether the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action. The provisions of this Section 11.01(o) shall survive the termination or discharge of this Indenture and the resignation or removal of the Trustee.
(p)    The Trustee may request that the Company deliver an Officer’s Certificate setting forth the names of individuals and/or titles of officers authorized at such time to take specified actions pursuant to this Indenture, which Officer’s Certificate may be signed by any person authorized to sign an Officer’s Certificate, including any person specified as so authorized in any such certificate previously delivered and not superseded.
(q)    The permissive right of the Trustee to take or refrain from taking action hereunder shall not be construed as a duty.
(r)    The Trustee is not required to give any bond or surety with respect to the performance of its duties or the exercise of its powers under this Indenture.
(s)    The Trustee may refrain from taking any action in any jurisdiction if taking such action in that jurisdiction would, in the reasonable opinion of the Trustee based on written legal advice received from qualified legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction, be contrary to any law of that jurisdiction or, to the extent applicable, the State of New York. Furthermore, the Trustee may refrain from taking such action if, in the reasonable opinion of the Trustee based on such legal advice, it would otherwise render the Trustee liable to any person in that jurisdiction or the State of New York and there has not been offered to the Trustee security and/or indemnity satisfactory to it against the liabilities to be incurred therein or thereby, or the Trustee would not
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have the legal capacity to take such action in that jurisdiction by virtue of applicable law in that jurisdiction or the State of New York or by virtue of a written order of any court or other competent authority in that jurisdiction that the Trustee does not have such legal capacity.
(t)    The Trustee will comply with the provisions of Section 313(b)(2) of the TIA to the extent applicable.
Section 11.02    Duties of Trustee.
(a)    If one or more of the Events of Default specified in Section 7.01 with respect to the Securities of any series shall have occurred, then, during the continuance thereof, the Trustee shall, with respect to such Securities, exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by this Indenture, and shall 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.
(b)    Unless and until an Event of Default specified in Section 7.01 with respect to the Securities of any series shall have occurred which at the time is continuing,
(i)    the Trustee undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties with respect to the Securities of that series as are specifically set out in this Indenture, and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee, whose duties and obligations shall be determined solely by the express provisions of this Indenture; and
(ii)    the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, in the absence of bad faith on the part of the Trustee, upon certificates and opinions furnished to it pursuant to the express provisions of this Indenture; provided that, in the case of any such certificates or opinions which, by the provisions of this Indenture, are specifically required to be furnished to the Trustee, the Trustee shall be under a duty to examine the same to determine whether or not they conform to the requirements of this Indenture (but need not confirm or investigate the accuracy of mathematical calculations or other facts, statements, opinions or conclusions stated therein).
(c)    None of the provisions of this Indenture shall be construed as relieving the Trustee from liability for its own grossly negligent action, grossly negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct, except that, anything in this Indenture contained to the contrary notwithstanding,
(i)    the Trustee shall not be liable to any Holder of Securities or to any other Person for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee, unless it shall be proved that the Trustee was grossly negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts;
(ii)    the Trustee shall not be liable to any Holder of Securities or to any other Person with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith, in accordance with the direction of Securityholders given as provided in Section 7.06, relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to it or exercising any trust or power conferred upon it by this Indenture;
(iii)    none of the provisions of this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise to incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if it shall have
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grounds for believing that repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity and/or security against such risk or liability is not assured to it; and
(iv)    this subsection (c) shall not be construed to limit the effect of subsection (b) of this Section 11.02.
(d)    Whether or not therein expressly so provided, every provision of this Indenture relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of this Section 11.02.
Section 11.03    Notice of Defaults. Within 90 calendar days after the occurrence thereof and if known to the Trustee, the Trustee shall give to the Holders of the Securities of a series notice of each Default or Event of Default with respect to the Securities of such series known to the Trustee, by transmitting such notice to Holders at their addresses as the same shall then appear on the Register, unless such Default shall have been cured or waived before the giving of such notice (the term “Default” being hereby defined to be the events specified in Section 7.01, which are, or after notice or lapse of time or both would become, Events of Default as defined in said Section). Except in the case of a Default or Event of Default in payment of the principal of, or premium, if any, or interest on, any of the Securities of such series when and as the same shall become payable, the Trustee shall be protected in withholding such notice, if and so long as a Responsible Officer or Responsible Officers of the Trustee in good faith determines that the withholding of such notice is in the interests of the Holders of the Securities of such series (it being understood that the Trustee does not have an affirmative duty to ascertain whether or not any such notice is in the interests of such Holders).
Section 11.04    Eligibility; Disqualification.
(a)    The Trustee shall at all times satisfy the requirements of Section 310(a)(1), (2) and (5) of the TIA. The Trustee shall have a combined capital and surplus of at least US$50 million as set forth in its most recent published annual report of condition, and shall have a Corporate Trust Office. If at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section 11.04, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect hereinafter specified in this Article.
(b)    The Trustee shall comply with Section 310(b) of the TIA; provided, however, that there shall be excluded from the operation of Section 310(b)(i) of the TIA any indenture or indentures under which other securities or certificates of interest or participation in other securities of the Company are Outstanding if the requirements for such exclusion set forth in Section 310(b)(i) of the TIA are met. If the Trustee has or shall acquire a conflicting interest within the meaning of Section 310(b) of the TIA, 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 and this Indenture. If Section 310(b) of the TIA is amended any time after the date of this Indenture to change the circumstances under which a Trustee shall be deemed to have a conflicting interest with respect to the Securities of any series or to change any of the definitions in connection therewith, this Section 11.04 shall be automatically amended to incorporate such changes.
Section 11.05    Resignation and Notice; Removal. The Trustee, or any successor to it hereafter appointed, may at any time resign and be discharged of the trusts hereby created with respect to any one or more or all series of Securities by giving to the Company notice in writing. Such resignation shall take effect upon the appointment of a successor Trustee and the acceptance of such appointment by such successor Trustee. Any Trustee hereunder may be removed with respect to any series of Securities at any time by the filing with such Trustee and the delivery to the Company of an instrument or instruments in writing signed by the Holders of
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a majority in principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding, specifying such removal and the date when it shall become effective.
If at any time:
(1)    the Trustee shall fail to comply with the provisions of Section 310(b) of the TIA after written request therefor by the Company or by any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months, or
(2)    the Trustee shall cease to be eligible under Section 11.04 and shall fail to resign after written request therefor by the Company or by any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months, or
(3)    the Trustee shall become incapable of acting or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent or a receiver of the Trustee or of its property shall be appointed or any public officer shall take charge or control of the Trustee or of its property or affairs for the purpose of rehabilitation, conservation or liquidation,
then, in any such case, (i) the Company by written notice to the Trustee may remove the Trustee and appoint a successor Trustee with respect to all Securities, or (ii) subject to Section 315(e) of the TIA, any Securityholder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Security for at least six months may, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the removal of the Trustee with respect to all Securities and the appointment of a successor Trustee or Trustees.
Upon its resignation or removal, any Trustee shall be entitled to the payment of reasonable compensation for the services rendered hereunder by such Trustee and to the payment of all reasonable expenses incurred hereunder and all moneys then due to it hereunder. The Trustee’s rights to indemnification and its lien provided in Section 11.01(a) shall survive its resignation or removal, the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture and the termination of this Indenture for any reason.
Section 11.06    Successor Trustee by Appointment.
(a)    In case at any time the Trustee shall resign, or shall be removed (unless the Trustee shall be removed as provided for in Section 11.04(b), in which event the vacancy shall be filled as provided for in Section 11.04(b)), or shall become incapable of acting, or shall be adjudged bankrupt or insolvent, or if a receiver of the Trustee or of its property shall be appointed, or if 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 with respect to the Securities of one or more series, a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of that or those series (it being understood that any such successor Trustee may be appointed with respect to the Securities of one or more or all of such series and that at any time there shall be only one Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series) may be appointed by the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of that or those series then Outstanding, by an instrument or instruments in writing signed in duplicate by such Holders and filed, one original thereof with the Company and the other with the successor Trustee; provided that, until a successor Trustee shall have been so appointed by the Holders of Securities of that or those series as herein authorized, the Company, or, in case all or substantially all the assets of the Company shall be in the possession of one or more custodians or receivers lawfully appointed, or of trustees in bankruptcy or reorganization proceedings (including a trustee or trustees appointed under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code), or of assignees for the benefit of creditors, such receivers, custodians, trustees or assignees, as the case may be, by an instrument in writing, shall appoint a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series. Subject to the provisions
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of Sections 11.04 and 11.05, upon the appointment as above provided of a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of any series, the Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series shall cease to be Trustee hereunder. After any such appointment other than by the Holders of Securities of that or those series, the Person making such appointment shall forthwith cause notice thereof to be mailed to the Holders of Securities of such series at their addresses as the same shall then appear on the Register but any successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of such series so appointed shall, immediately and without further act, be superseded by a successor Trustee appointed by the Holders of Securities of such series in the manner above prescribed, if such appointment be made prior to the expiration of one year from the date of the mailing of such notice by the Company, or by such receivers, trustees or assignees.
(b)    If any Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more series shall resign or be removed and a successor Trustee shall not have been appointed by the Company or by the Holders of the Securities of such series or, if any successor Trustee so appointed shall not have accepted its appointment within 30 calendar days after such appointment shall have been made, the resigning Trustee may, on behalf of and at the expense of the Company may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee. If in any other case a successor Trustee shall not be appointed pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 11.06 within three months after such appointment might have been made hereunder, the Holder of any Security of the applicable series or any retiring Trustee at the expense of the Company may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to appoint a successor Trustee. Such court may thereupon, in any such case, after such notice, if any, as such court may deem proper and prescribe, appoint a successor Trustee.
(c)    Any successor Trustee appointed hereunder with respect to the Securities of one or more series shall execute, acknowledge and deliver to its predecessor Trustee and to the Company, or to the receivers, trustees, assignees or court appointing it, as the case may be, an instrument accepting such appointment hereunder, and thereupon such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the authority, rights, powers, trusts, immunities, duties and obligations with respect to such series of such predecessor Trustee with like effect as if originally named as Trustee hereunder, and such predecessor Trustee, upon payment of its charges and disbursements then unpaid, shall thereupon become obligated to pay over, and such successor Trustee shall be entitled to receive, all moneys and properties held by such predecessor Trustee as Trustee hereunder, subject nevertheless to its lien provided for in Section 11.01(a). Nevertheless, on the written request of the Company or of the successor Trustee or of the Holders of at least 10% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding, such predecessor Trustee, upon payment of its said charges and disbursements, shall execute and deliver an instrument transferring to such successor Trustee upon the trusts herein expressed all the rights, powers and trusts of such predecessor Trustee and shall assign, transfer and deliver to the successor Trustee all moneys and properties held by such predecessor Trustee, subject nevertheless to its lien provided for in Section 11.01(a); and, upon request of any such successor Trustee and the Company shall make, execute, acknowledge and deliver any and all instruments in writing for more fully and effectually vesting in and confirming to such successor Trustee all such authority, rights, powers, trusts, immunities, duties and obligations.
Section 11.07    Successor Trustee by Merger. Any Person into which the Trustee or any successor to it in the trusts created by this Indenture shall be merged or converted, or any Person with which it or any successor to it shall be consolidated, or any Person resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Trustee or any such successor to it shall be a party, or any Person to which the Trustee or any successor to it shall sell or otherwise transfer all or substantially all of the corporate trust business of the Trustee, shall be the successor Trustee under this Indenture without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto; provided that such Person shall be otherwise qualified and eligible
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under this Article. In case at the time such successor to the Trustee shall succeed to the trusts created by this Indenture with respect to one or more series of Securities, any of such Securities shall have been authenticated but not delivered by the Trustee then in office, any successor to such 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 shall not have been authenticated, any successor to such Trustee may authenticate such Securities either in the name of any predecessor Trustee hereunder or in the name of the successor Trustee; and in all such cases such certificates shall have the full force which it is anywhere in the Securities or in this Indenture provided that the certificate of the Trustee shall have; provided, however, that the right to adopt the certificate of authentication of any predecessor Trustee or authenticate Securities in the name of any predecessor Trustee shall apply only to its successor or successors by merger, conversion or consolidation.
Section 11.08    Right to Rely on Opinion of Counsel and/or Officer’s Certificate. Whenever in the administration of the provisions of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it necessary or desirable that a matter be proved or established prior to taking or suffering any action hereunder, such matter (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the Trustee, be deemed to be conclusively proved and established by an Opinion of Counsel and/or Officer’s Certificate with respect thereto delivered to the Trustee, and such Opinion of Counsel and/or Officer’s Certificate, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct 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 11.09    Appointment of Authenticating Agent. The Trustee may appoint an agent (the “Authenticating Agent”) reasonably acceptable to the Company to authenticate the Securities, and the Trustee shall give written notice of such appointment to all Holders of Securities of the series with respect to which such Authenticating Agent shall serve. Unless limited by the terms of such appointment, any such Authenticating Agent may authenticate Securities whenever the Trustee may do so. Each reference in this Indenture to authentication by the Trustee includes authentication by the Authenticating Agent. Securities so authenticated shall be entitled to the benefits of this Indenture and shall be valid and obligatory for all purposes as if authenticated by the Trustee hereunder.
Each Authenticating Agent shall at all times be a corporation or national association organized and doing business and in good standing under the laws of the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, authorized under such laws to act as Authenticating Agent, having a combined capital and surplus of not less than US$50 million and subject to supervision or examination by federal or state authority. If such corporation publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of said supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Article XI, the combined capital and surplus of such corporation shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time an Authenticating Agent shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Article XI, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect specified in this Article XI.
Any Person into which an Authenticating Agent may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any Person resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which such Authenticating Agent shall be a party, or any Person succeeding to all or substantially all of the corporate agency or corporate trust business of an Authenticating Agent, shall continue to be an Authenticating Agent, provided such Person shall be otherwise eligible under this Article XI, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of the Trustee or the Authenticating Agent.
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An Authenticating Agent may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Trustee and to the Company. The Trustee may at any time terminate the agency of an Authenticating Agent by giving written notice thereof to such Authenticating Agent and to the Company. Upon receiving such a notice of resignation or upon such a termination, or in case at any time such Authenticating Agent shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section 11.09, the Trustee may appoint a successor Authenticating Agent which shall be acceptable to the Company and shall give written notice of such appointment to all Holders of Securities of the series with respect to which such Authenticating Agent shall serve. Any successor Authenticating Agent upon acceptance of its appointment hereunder shall become vested with all the rights, powers and duties of its predecessor hereunder, with like effect as if originally named as an Authenticating Agent. No successor Authenticating Agent shall be appointed unless eligible under the provisions of this Section 11.09.
The Company agrees to pay to each Authenticating Agent from time to time reasonable compensation for its services under this Section 11.09.
Section 11.10    Communications by Securityholders with Other Securityholders. Holders of Securities may communicate pursuant to Section 312(b) of the TIA with other Holders with respect to their rights under this Indenture or the Securities. The Company, the Trustee, the Registrar and anyone else shall have the protection of Section 312(c) of the TIA with respect to such communications.
Section 11.11    Preferential Collection of Claims Against Company. The Trustee is subject to TIA §311(a), excluding any creditor relationship listed in TIA §311(b). A Trustee who has resigned or been removed shall be subject to TIA §311(a) to the extent indicated therein.
ARTICLE XII

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE; DEFEASANCE
Section 12.01    Applicability of Article. If, pursuant to Section 3.01, provision is made for the defeasance of Securities of a series and if the Securities of such series are denominated and payable only in U.S. Dollars (except as provided pursuant to Section 3.01), then the provisions of this Article shall be applicable except as otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01 for Securities of such series.
Section 12.02    Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture. This Indenture, with respect to the Securities of any series (if all series issued under this Indenture are not to be affected), shall, upon Company Order, cease to be of further effect (except as to any surviving rights of registration of transfer or exchange of such Securities herein expressly provided for, rights to receive payments of principal of, and premium, if any, and interest, if any, on, such Securities and certain rights of the trustee) and the Trustee, at the expense of the Company, shall execute such instruments reasonably requested by the Company acknowledging satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture, when,
(a)    either:
(i)    all Securities of such series theretofore authenticated and delivered (other than (A) Securities that have been destroyed, lost or stolen and that have been replaced or paid as provided in Section 3.07 and (B) Securities for whose payment money has theretofore been deposited in trust or segregated and held in trust by the Company and thereafter repaid to the Company or discharged from such trust as provided in Section 6.03) have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation; or
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(ii)    all Securities of such series not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation,
(A)    have become due and payable, or
(B)    shall become due and payable at their Stated Maturity within one year, or
(C)    are to be called for redemption within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the giving of notice by the Trustee in the name, and at the expense, of the Company,
and in the case of (A), (B) or (C) above, the Company has deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee or Paying Agent as trust funds in trust for the purpose an amount in the Currency in which such Securities are denominated (except as otherwise provided pursuant to Section 3.01) sufficient to pay and discharge the entire Indebtedness on such Securities for principal and premium, if any, and interest to the date of such deposit (in the case of Securities that have become due and payable) or to the Stated Maturity or Redemption Date, as the case may be; provided, however, in the event a petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable state bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, is filed with respect to the Company within 91 days after the deposit and the Trustee is required to return the moneys then on deposit with the Trustee to the Company, the obligations of the Company under this Indenture with respect to such Securities shall not be deemed terminated or discharged;
(b)    the Company has paid or caused to be paid all other sums payable hereunder by the Company; and
(c)    the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s 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 such series have been complied with. Notwithstanding the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture, the obligations of the Company to the Trustee under Section 11.01 and, if money shall have been deposited with the Trustee pursuant to subclause (B) of clause (a)(i) of this Section 12.02, the obligations of the Trustee under Section 12.07 and Section 6.03(d) shall survive such satisfaction and discharge. 
Section 12.03    Defeasance upon Deposit of Moneys or Government Obligations. At the Company’s option, either (a) the Company shall be deemed to have been Discharged from its obligations with respect to Securities of any series on the first day after the applicable conditions set forth below have been satisfied or (b) the Company shall cease to be under any obligation to comply with any term, provision or condition set forth in Sections 6.04, 6.08, 6.09 and 6.10 with respect to Securities of any series (and, if so specified pursuant to Section 3.01, any other restrictive covenant added for the benefit of such series pursuant to Section 3.01) at any time after the applicable conditions set forth below have been satisfied:
(a)    The Company 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) Government Obligations that through the payment of interest and principal in respect thereof in accordance with their terms shall 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 to pay and discharge each installment of principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, the Outstanding Securities of such series on the dates such installments of interest or principal and premium are due;
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(b)    No Event of Default with respect to the Securities of such series shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such deposit, other than an Event of Default (if any) resulting from the borrowing of funds and the grant or related liens to be applied to such deposit;
(c)    The Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel (subject to customary assumptions and exclusions) to the effect that Holders of the Securities of such series shall not recognize income, gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a result of the Company’s exercise of its option under this Section 12.03 and shall be subject to federal income tax on the same amounts and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such action had not been exercised and, in the case of the Securities of such series being Discharged, must confirm that either (i) the Company has received a ruling to that effect from or published by the Internal Revenue Service or (ii) since the date of the Indenture there has been a change in the applicable U.S. federal income tax law; and
(d)    the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to the Discharge of defeasance with respect to such series have been complied with.
Discharged” means that the Company 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 Company, shall execute such instruments reasonably requested by the Trustee acknowledging the same), except (A) the rights of Holders of Securities of such series to receive, from the trust fund described in clause (a) above, payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on, such Securities when such payments are due, (B) the Company’s obligations with respect to Securities of such series under Sections 3.04, 3.06, 3.07, 6.02, 6.03, 12.06 and 12.07 and (C) the rights, powers, trusts, duties and immunities of the Trustee hereunder and the Company’s obligations with respect thereto.
Section 12.04    Repayment to Company. The Trustee and any Paying Agent shall promptly pay to the Company (or to its designee) upon Company Order any excess moneys or Government Obligations held by them at any time, including any such moneys or Government Obligations held by the Trustee. The provisions of Section 6.03(d) shall apply to any moneys or Government Obligations held by the Trustee or any Paying Agent under this Article that remains unclaimed for two years after the Maturity of any series of Securities for which moneys or Government Obligations have been deposited pursuant to Section 12.03.
Section 12.05    Indemnity for Government Obligations. The Company shall pay and shall indemnify the Trustee against any tax, fee or other charge imposed on or assessed against the deposited Government Obligations or the principal or interest received on such Government Obligations.
Section 12.06    [Reserved].
Section 12.07    Application of Trust Money.
(a)    Neither the Trustee nor any other paying agent shall be required to pay interest on any moneys deposited pursuant to the provisions of this Indenture, except such as it shall agree with the Company in writing to pay thereon. Any moneys so deposited for the payment of the principal of, or premium, if any, or interest on, the Securities of any series and remaining unclaimed for two years after the date of the Maturity of the Securities of such series or the date fixed for the redemption of all the Securities of such series at the time Outstanding, as the case may be, shall be repaid by the Trustee or such other paying agent to the Company upon its written request and thereafter, anything in this Indenture to the contrary notwithstanding, any
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rights of the Holders of Securities of such series in respect of which such moneys shall have been deposited shall be enforceable only against the Company, and all liability of the Trustee or such other paying agent with respect to such moneys shall thereafter cease.
(b)    Subject to the provisions of clause (a) above, any moneys or Government Obligations which at any time shall be deposited by the Company or on its behalf with the Trustee or any other paying agent for the purpose of paying the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on, any of the Securities shall be and are hereby assigned, transferred and set over to the Trustee or such other paying agent in trust for the respective Holders of the Securities for the purpose for which such moneys or Government Obligations shall have been deposited; provided that such moneys or Government Obligations need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.
Section 12.08    Deposits of Non-U.S. Currencies. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Article, if the Securities of any series are payable in a Currency other than U.S. Dollars, the Currency or the nature of the government obligations to be deposited with the Trustee under the foregoing provisions of this Article shall be as set forth in the Officer’s Certificate or established in the supplemental indenture under which the Securities of such series are issued.
ARTICLE XIII

IMMUNITY OF CERTAIN PERSONS
Section 13.01    No Personal Liability. No past, present or future director, officer, employee, incorporator or stockholder of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company, as such, will have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Securities, this Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation. Each Holder of Securities by accepting a Security waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Securities. The waiver may not be effective to waive liabilities under the U.S. federal securities laws.
ARTICLE XIV

AMENDMENTS
Section 14.01    Without Consent of Securityholders. Except as otherwise provided as contemplated by Section 3.01 with respect to any series of Securities, the Company and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, may enter into one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, for any one or more of or all the following purposes:
(a)    cure any ambiguity, omission, mistake, defect or inconsistency;
(b)    conform the text of this Indenture or the Securities to any provision under the heading “Description of Debt Securities,” or similar heading, in the offering memorandum, prospectus or similar document in respect of the Securities;
(c)    add further covenants, restrictions, conditions or provisions relating to the Company for the protection of the Holders and Events of Default for the benefit of Holders or to surrender any right or power conferred upon the Company;
(d)    establish the form and terms of Securities of any series as permitted under Section 3.01, or provide for the issuance of additional Securities, and provide for uncertificated Securities in addition to or in place of certificated Securities; provided that, the uncertificated
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Securities are issued in registered form for purposes of Section 163(f) of the US Internal Revenue Code;
(e)    provide for the assumption of our obligations in the case of a merger or consolidation and our discharge upon such assumption, provided that the provisions described under the Section 6.04 are complied with;
(f)    add covenants or make any change that would provide any additional rights or benefits to the Holders of the Securities;
(g)    add guarantees or co-obligors with respect to the Securities;
(h)    secure the Securities including to add collateral and matters related thereto including entering into intercreditor arrangements, in each case when permitted or required under the Indenture and the Securities, and to release and discharge any lien when permitted or required under the Indenture and the Securities;
(i)    add or appoint a successor or separate trustee (including to effect any changes pursuant to Sections 11.05, 11.06 or 11.07);
(j)    make any change that does not adversely affect in any material respect the interests of any Holder;
(k)    modify or amend any of the provisions of the Indenture relating to the transfer and legending of Securities; provided that (a) compliance with the Indenture as so amended would not result in Securities being transferred in violation of the Securities Act or any other applicable securities law and (b) such amendment does not adversely affect the rights of Holders to transfer Securities; or
(l)    obtain or maintain the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act.
Subject to Section 14.02, upon the written request of the Company and upon receipt by the Trustee of the documents described in Sections 14.06 and 16.01 hereof, the Trustee will join with the Company in the execution of such amended or supplemental indenture or other amendment unless such amended or supplemental indenture or other amendment affects the Trustee’s own rights, duties, liabilities or immunities under this Indenture or otherwise, in which case the Trustee may in its discretion, but will not be obligated to, enter into such amended or supplemental indenture or other amendment.
Trustee is authorized to join with the Company in the execution of any such supplemental indenture, to make the further agreements and stipulations which may be therein contained and to accept the conveyance, transfer, assignment, mortgage or pledge of any property or assets thereunder.
Any supplemental indenture authorized by the provisions of this Section 14.01 may be executed by the Company and the Trustee without the consent of the Holders of any of the Securities at the time Outstanding, notwithstanding any of the provisions of Section 14.02.
Section 14.02    With Consent of Securityholders; Limitations. With the consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Securities affected by such supplemental indenture voting separately, the Company and the Trustee may, from time to time and at any time, amend or supplement this Indenture and the Securities for the purpose of adding any provisions hereto or thereto, changing in any manner or eliminating any of
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the provisions or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders (including consents obtained before or after a Change of Control or in connection with a purchase of, or tender offer or exchange offer for, the Securities) and any existing Default, Event of Default or compliance with any provision of this Indenture or the Securities may be waived with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities (including consents obtained before or after a Change of Control or in connection with a purchase of, or tender offer or exchange offer for, the Securities); provided that (x) if any such amendment or waiver will only affect one series of Securities (or less than all series of Securities) then Outstanding under this Indenture, then only the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding (including consents obtained before or after a Change of Control or in connection with a purchase of, or tender offer or exchange offer for, the Securities) shall be required and (y) if any such amendment or waiver by its terms will affect a series of Securities in a manner that is different from and materially adverse relative to the manner in which such amendment or waiver affects other series of Securities, then the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities of such series then Outstanding (including consents obtained before or after a Change of Control or in connection with a purchase of, or tender offer or exchange offer for, the Securities) shall be required; provided, however, without the consent of each Holder of Outstanding Securities of each such series of Securities issued under this Indenture that is affected thereby (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Securities held by Affiliates), an amendment, supplement or waiver may not, with respect to any Securities issued under this Indenture and held by a non-consenting affected Holder:
(a)    reduce the principal amount of such Securities whose Holders must consent to an amendment or for any waiver of compliance with, or Defaults under, this Indenture and consequences of such defaults;
(b)    reduce the interest rate of or extend the time for payment of interest on any Security (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to any redemption);
(c)    reduce the principal of or change the Stated Maturity of any Security;
(d)    waive a Default or Event of Default with respect to the nonpayment of principal, premium or interest (except pursuant to a rescission of acceleration of the Securities by the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of such Securities outstanding and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from such acceleration);
(e)     reduce the premium payable upon the redemption or repurchase of any Security or change the time at which any Security may be redeemed or repurchased, in each case as set forth in the applicable supplemental indenture and in Section 4.03 hereof (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to such redemption);
(f)    change the currency in which the principal amount of, and premium, if any, or interest on, any outstanding Security is denominated or payable;
(g)    impair the right of any Holder to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to such Holder’s Securities;
(h)    reduce the percentage of the Holders of Outstanding Securities of a series necessary to modify or amend this Indenture or to waive compliance with certain provisions of this Indenture; or
(i)    modify any of the amendment and waiver provisions or any provisions of Section 6.06 or Section 14.02 relating to the waiver of past Defaults or the rights of Holders to receive
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payments of principal of, or premium, if any, or interest, if any, on, the Securities, except to increase the required percentage to effect such action or to provide that certain other provisions may not be modified or waived without the consent of all of the Holders of the Securities affected thereby.
A Security does not cease to be Outstanding because the Company or any Affiliate of the Company holds the Security; provided that in determining whether the Holders of the requisite majority of Outstanding Securities of a series have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver under this Indenture with respect to any series of Securities, Securities of such series owned by the Company or any Affiliate of the Company shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding if such ownership is known by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee (unless the Company or such Affiliate owns all of the Securities of such series).
The consent of the Holders is not necessary under this Indenture to approve the particular form of any proposed amendment. It is sufficient if such consent approves the substance of the proposed amendment. After an amendment, supplement or waiver under the Indenture becomes effective, the Company is required to mail to Holders a notice briefly describing such amendment, supplement or waiver. However, the failure to give such notice to all Holders, or any defect therein, shall not impair or affect the validity of the amendment, supplement or waiver.
Section 14.03    Effect of Execution of Supplemental Indenture. Upon the execution of any supplemental indenture pursuant to the provisions of this Article XIV, this Indenture shall be deemed to be modified and amended in accordance therewith and, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, the respective rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities under this Indenture of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of all of the Securities or of the Securities of any series affected, as the case may be, 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 14.04    Revocation and Effect of Consent and Waivers. Until an amendment, supplement or waiver becomes effective, a consent to it by a Holder of a Security is a continuing consent by the Holder of a Security and every subsequent Holder of a Security or portion of a Security that evidences the same debt as the consenting Holder’s Security, even if notation of the consent, supplement or waiver is not made on any Security. However, any such Holder of a Security or subsequent Holder of a Security may revoke the consent, supplement or waiver as to such Holder’s Security or portion of its Security if the Trustee receives written notice of revocation before the date the amendment, supplement or waiver becomes effective. An amendment, supplement or waiver becomes effective in accordance with its terms and thereafter binds every Holder. The Company may, but shall not be obligated to, fix a record date for the purpose of determining the Holders entitled to give their consent or take any other action described in this Section 14.04 or required or permitted to be taken pursuant to this Indenture. If a record date is fixed, then notwithstanding the immediately preceding paragraph, those Persons who were Holders at such record date (or their duly designated proxies), and only those Persons, shall be entitled to give such consent or to revoke any consent previously given or to take any such action, whether or not such Persons continue to be Holders after such record date. No such consent shall be valid or effective for more than 120 days after such record date.
Section 14.05    Notation on or Exchange of Securities. The Trustee may place an appropriate notation about an amendment, supplement or waiver on any Security thereafter authenticated. The Company in exchange for all Securities may issue and the Trustee shall, upon
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receipt of a Company Order, authenticate new Securities that reflect the amendment, supplement or waiver.
Failure to make the appropriate notation or issue a new Security will not affect the validity and effect of such amendment, supplement or waiver.
Section 14.06    Trustee to Sign Amendments. The Trustee shall sign any amended or supplemental indenture authorized pursuant to this Article XIV if the amendment or supplement does not adversely affect the rights, duties, liabilities or immunities of the Trustee. In executing any amended or supplemental indenture, the Trustee will be entitled to receive and (subject to Sections 11.01 and 11.02 hereof) shall be fully protected in conclusively relying upon, in addition to the documents required by Section 16.01 hereof, an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that the execution of such amended or supplemental indenture is authorized or permitted by this Indenture and is valid, binding and enforceable against the Company or any guarantor, as the case may be, in accordance with its terms.
ARTICLE XV

[RESERVED]
ARTICLE XVI

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section 16.01    Certificates and Opinions as to Conditions Precedent.
(a)    Upon any request or application by the Company to the Trustee to take any action under any of the provisions of this Indenture, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate stating that all conditions precedent, if any, 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 all such conditions precedent have been complied with, except that in the case of any such application or demand as to which the furnishing of such document is specifically required by any provision of this Indenture relating to such particular application or request, no additional certificate or opinion need be furnished.
(b)    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 (other than the certificates provided pursuant to Section 6.05 of this Indenture) must comply with the provisions of Section 314(e) of the TIA and shall include (i) a statement that the Person giving such certificate or opinion has read such covenant or condition; (ii) a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based; (iii) a statement that, in the opinion of such Person, he or she has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable such Person to express an informed view or opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and (iv) a statement as to whether or not, in the opinion of such Person, such condition or covenant has been complied with.
(c)    Any certificate, statement or opinion of an officer of the Company may be based, insofar as it relates to legal matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, counsel, unless such officer knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to the matters upon which his, her or their certificate, statement or opinion is based are erroneous. Any certificate, statement or opinion of counsel may be based, insofar as it relates to factual matters, upon a certificate, statement or opinion of, or representations by, an officer or officers of the Company stating that the
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information with respect to such factual matters is in the possession of the Company, unless such counsel knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate, statement or opinion or representations with respect to such matters are erroneous.
(d)    Any certificate, statement or opinion of an officer of the Company or of counsel to the Company 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, unless such officer or counsel, as the case may be, knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to the accounting matters upon which his, her or their certificate, statement or opinion may be based are erroneous. Any certificate or opinion of any firm of independent registered public accountants filed with the Trustee shall contain a statement that such firm is independent.
(e)    In any case where several matters are required to be certified by, or covered by an opinion of, any specified Person, it is not necessary that all such matters be certified by, or covered by the opinion of, only one such Person, or that they be so certified or covered by only one document, but one such Person may certify or give an opinion with respect to some matters and one or more other such Persons as to other matters, and any such Person may certify or give an opinion as to such matters in one or several documents.
(f)    Where any Person is required to make, give or execute two or more applications, requests, consents, certificates, statements, opinions or other instruments under this Indenture, they may, but need not, be consolidated and form one instrument.
Section 16.02    Trust Indenture Act Controls. If and to the extent that any provision of this Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with the duties imposed by, or with a provision included in this Indenture which is required to be included in this Indenture by any of the provisions of Sections 310 to 318, inclusive, of, the TIA, such imposed duties or incorporated provision shall control.
Section 16.03    Notices to the Company and Trustee. Any notice or demand authorized or permitted by this Indenture to be made upon, given or furnished to, or filed with, the Company or the Trustee shall be sufficiently made, given, furnished or filed for all purposes if it shall be in writing and delivered in person, via facsimile, via electronic mail, via regular mail or via overnight courier and addressed to:
(a)    the Company, at 201 E. 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Attention: Treasurer, E-mail: david.wiedwald@concentrix.com, Facsimile: (513) 723-7734, with a copy to the Corporate Secretary, or at such other address or facsimile number as may have been furnished in writing to the Trustee by the Company.
(b)    the Trustee, at U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, One California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, California 94111, Attention: D. Jason (Concentrix), E-mail: david.jason@usbank.com.
Any such notice, demand or other document shall be in the English language. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, no such notice or demand shall be effective as to the Trustee unless it is actually received by the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office.
The Company or the Trustee by notice to the other may designate additional or different addresses for subsequent notices or communications.
Section 16.04    Notices to Securityholders; Waiver. Any notice required or permitted to be given to Securityholders shall be sufficiently given (unless otherwise herein expressly provided),
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if to Holders, if given in writing and delivered in person, via facsimile, via electronic mail or via first class mail, postage prepaid, to such Holders at their addresses as the same shall appear on the Register.
(a)    In the event of suspension of regular mail service or by reason of any other cause it shall be impracticable to give notice by mail, then such notification as shall be given with the approval of the Trustee shall constitute sufficient notice for every purpose hereunder.
(b)    Where this Indenture provides for notice in any manner, such notice may be waived in writing by the Person entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be the equivalent of such notice. Waivers of notice by Holders shall be filed with the Trustee, but such filing shall not be a condition precedent to the validity of any action taken in reliance on such waiver. In any case where notice to Holders is given by mail, neither the failure to mail such notice nor any defect in any notice so mailed to any particular Holder shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Holders, and any notice that is delivered in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given. In any case where notice to Holders is given by publication, any defect in any notice so published as to any particular Holder shall not affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Holders, and any notice that is published in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Indenture or any Note, where this Indenture or any Note provides for notice of any event (including any notice of redemption or purchase) to a holder of a Global Security (whether by mail or otherwise), such notice shall be sufficiently given if given to the Depositary for such Note (or its designee) pursuant to the standing instructions from such Depositary.
Section 16.05    Legal Holiday. Unless otherwise specified pursuant to Section 3.01, in any case where any Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date or Maturity of any Security of any series shall not be a Business Day at any Place of Payment for the Securities of that series, then payment of principal and premium, if any, or interest need not be made at such Place of Payment on such date, but may be made on the next succeeding Business Day at such Place of Payment with the same force and effect as if made on such Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date or Maturity and no interest shall accrue on such payment for the period from and after such Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date or Maturity, as the case may be, to such Business Day if such payment is made or duly provided for on such Business Day.
Section 16.06    Effects of Headings and Table of Contents. The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.
Section 16.07    Successors and Assigns. All covenants and agreements in this Indenture by the parties hereto shall bind their respective successors and assigns and inure to the benefit of their permitted successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.
Section 16.08    Severability. If any provision hereof shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, then the remaining provisions hereof shall be construed as though such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
Section 16.09    Benefits of Indenture. Nothing in this Indenture expressed and nothing that may be implied from any of the provisions hereof is intended, or shall be construed, to confer upon, or to give to, any Person other than the parties hereto and their successors and the Holders of the Securities any benefit or any right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Indenture or any covenant, condition, stipulation, promise or agreement hereof, and all
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covenants, conditions, stipulations, promises and agreements in this Indenture contained shall be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the parties hereto and their successors and of the Holders of the Securities.
Section 16.10    Counterparts; Electronic Signatures. This Indenture may be executed several counterparts which may be delivered in original form, facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law (e.g., via DocuSign, AdobeSign or other electronic signature provider specified in writing by the Company to the Trustee) or other electronic transmission (i.e., a “pdf” or “tif”)), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, and such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. The Company agrees to assume all risks arising out of the use of using digital signatures and electronic methods to submit communications to the Trustee, including without limitation the risk of the Trustee acting on unauthorized instructions, and the risk of interception and misuse by third parties.
Section 16.11    Governing Law; Waiver of Trial by Jury. This Indenture and the Securities shall be deemed to be contracts made under the law of the State of New York, and for all purposes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of said State (without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof).
EACH PARTY HERETO, AND EACH HOLDER OF A SECURITY BY ACCEPTANCE THEREOF, HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS INDENTURE.
Section 16.12    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, epidemics or pandemics, 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, wire 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.
Section 16.13    U.S.A. Patriot Act. The parties hereto acknowledge that in accordance with Section 326 of the U.S.A. Patriot Act, the Trustee, like all financial institutions and in order to help fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering, is required to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person or legal entity that establishes a relationship or opens an account with the Trustee. The parties to this Indenture agree that they will provide the Trustee with such information as it may request in order for the Trustee to satisfy the requirements of the U.S.A. Patriot Act.
Section 16.14    Trust Indenture Act Controls. If any provision of this Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with the duties imposed by Section 318(c) of the TIA, the imposed duties will control. Except as permitted by Section 3.01, if and to the extent that any provision of the Securities limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of this Indenture, such provision of this Indenture shall control.
[Signatures on following page]
 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Indenture to be duly executed as of the date first written above.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION,
as Issuer


By:    /s/ Andre Valentine
    Name: Andre Valentine
    Title: Chief Financial Officer
 

[Signature Page to Indenture]


U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee


By:    /s/ David A. Jason
    Name: David A. Jason
    Title: Vice President


[Signature Page to Indenture]


EXHIBIT A
FORM OF SECURITY
FACE OF NOTE
[Insert applicable legends.]

Exhibit A-1



CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
    % Note Due                     
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $            
CUSIP:                     
ISIN:                     
No.:                     
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”, which term includes any successor thereto under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to                     , or registered assigns, at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, the principal sum of                      dollars (or such other principal amount as shall be set forth in the Schedule of Increases or Decreases in Note attached hereto) on                     , in the coin or currency of the United States, and to pay interest, semi-annually on                      and                      of each year, beginning on                     , on said principal sum at said office or agency, in like coin or currency, at the rate per annum specified in the title of this Note, from the                      or the                     , as the case may be, next preceding the date of this Note to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, unless the date hereof is a date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, in which case from the date of this Note, or unless no interest has been paid or duly provided for on this Note, in which case from                     , until payment of said principal sum has been made or duly provided for; provided that payment of interest may be made at the option of the Company by check mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as such address shall appear on the Register or by wire transfer as provided in the Indenture. The interest so payable on any                      or                      shall, subject to certain exceptions provided in the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof, be paid to the person in whose name this Note is registered at the close of business on the                      or the                     , as the case may be, next preceding such                      or                     , whether or not such day is a Business Day.
Reference is made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof. Such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place.
This Note shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been manually signed by the Trustee under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof.
 
Exhibit A-2



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, CONCENTRIX CORPORATION has caused this Note to be duly executed.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION


By:             
    Name:    
    Title:    

 
 
[Signature Page to Global Note (20[●] Notes) ([●])]
Exhibit A-3


CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
Date of authentication:
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee


By:             
    Authorized Signatory

[Signature Page to Global Note (20[●] Notes) ([●])]
Exhibit A-4



REVERSE OF NOTE
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
    % Note Due                     
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (hereinafter called the “Securities”) of the series hereinafter specified, all issued or to be issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023(the “Base Indenture”), duly executed and delivered by the Company to U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee), as amended and supplemented, including by the                      Supplemental Indenture, dated as of                     , 20     (the Base Indenture as so amended and supplemented, the “Indenture”), by and among the Company and the Trustee, to which the Indenture reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of the Securities. The Securities may be issued in one or more series, which different series may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase or analogous funds (if any) and may otherwise vary as in the Indenture provided. This Note is one of a series designated as the     % Notes due                      of the Company, in an original aggregate principal amount of $                    ; provided, however, that the Company, without notice to or consent of the Holders, may issue additional Securities of this series and thereby increase such principal amount in the future, on the same terms and conditions (except for issue date, issue price and, if applicable, the date from which interest accrues and the first Interest Payment Date). Any additional Securities shall be issued under a separate CUSIP number unless: (i) the additional notes and the outstanding notes of the original series are treated as part of the same “issue” of debt instruments for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (ii) such additional notes have no more than a de minimis amount of original issue discount for U.S. federal income tax purposes or (iii) such issuance would constitute a “qualified reopening” for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. The Company shall pay interest on overdue principal, premium, if any, and, to the extent lawful, on overdue installments of interest at the rate per annum borne by this Note. If a payment date is not a Business Day as defined in the Indenture at a Place of Payment, payment may be made at that place on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day, and no interest shall accrue for the intervening period.
In case an Event of Default (as defined in the Indenture) with respect to the     % Notes due                      shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof and the interest accrued hereon, if any, may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions that provide that the Company and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental thereto for the purpose of amending any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities to be affected with the written consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities affected by such amendment voting separately; provided that, without the consent of each Holder of the Securities of each series affected thereby, an amendment may not: (a) reduce the principal amount of such Securities whose Holders must consent to an amendment or for any waiver of compliance with or Defaults under, the Indenture and consequences of such defaults; (b) reduce the interest rate of or extend the time for payment of interest on any Security (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to any redemption); (c) reduce the principal or change the Stated Maturity of any Security; (d) waive a
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Default or Event of Default with respect to the nonpayment of principal, premium or interest (except pursuant to a rescission of acceleration of the Securities by the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of such Securities outstanding and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from such acceleration); (e) reduce the premium payable upon the redemption or repurchase of any Security or change the time at which any Security may be redeemed or repurchased, in each case as set forth in the applicable supplemental indenture and in Section 4.03 of the Base Indenture (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to such redemption); (f) change the currency in which the principal amount of, and premium, if any, or interest on, any outstanding Security is denominated or payable; (g) impair the right of any Holder to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to such Holder’s Securities; (h) reduce the percentage of the Holders of Outstanding Securities of a series necessary to modify or amend the Indenture or to waive compliance with certain provisions of the Indenture; or (i) modify any of the amendment and waiver provisions or any provisions of Section 6.06 or Section 14.02 of the Base Indenture relating to the waiver of past Defaults or the rights of Holders to receive payments of principal of, or premium, if any, or interest, if any, on, the Securities, except to increase the required percentage to effect such action or to provide that certain other provisions may not be modified or waived without the consent of all of the Holders of the Securities affected thereby.
It is also provided in the Indenture that, subject to certain conditions and exceptions, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of a series of Securities at the time Outstanding may on behalf of the Holders of all of the Securities of such series waive any past Default or Event of Default hereunder and its consequences except a Default in the payment of interest or any premium on, or the principal of, the Securities of such series or a Default in respect of a covenant or provision of the Indenture that cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series. Upon any such waiver, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall be restored to their former positions and rights under the Indenture, respectively; provided that no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note in the manner, at the place, at the respective times, at the rate and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.
The Notes will be issued initially in fully registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof, and are transferable and exchangeable at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture.  
[This Note shall not be redeemable at the option of the Company prior to maturity.] [This Note is redeemable prior to maturity                .] [The Redemption Price is                .]
Upon due presentment for registration of transfer of this Note at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, a new Note or Notes of authorized denominations for an equal aggregate principal amount shall be issued to the transferee in exchange therefor, subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture, without charge except for any tax or other governmental charge imposed in connection therewith.
The Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may deem and treat the registered Holder hereof as the absolute owner of this Note (whether or not this Note
Exhibit A-6


shall be overdue and notwithstanding any notation of ownership or other writing hereon), for the purpose of receiving payment of, or on account of, the principal hereof and, subject to the provisions hereof, interest hereon, and for all other purposes, and neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.
No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in the Indenture or any indenture supplemental thereto or in any Note, 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 Company or of any successor, either directly or through the Company or any successor, under any rule of law, statute or constitutional provision or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any penalty or otherwise, all such liability being expressly waived and released by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof.
Terms used herein that are defined in the Indenture shall have the respective meanings assigned thereto in the Indenture. Except as permitted by Section 3.01 of the Base Indenture, if and to the extent that any provision of this Note limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of the Indenture, such provision of the Indenture shall control.
The laws of the State of New York (without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof) shall govern this Note.

Exhibit A-7


ASSIGNMENT
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sell(s), assign(s) and transfer(s) unto
[PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL SECURITY OR OTHER IDENTIFYING NUMBER OF ASSIGNEE]
 
 
 

[PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE NAME AND ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, OF ASSIGNEE]


the within Note and all rights thereunder, hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing                                                                                                                    Attorney to transfer such Note on the books of the Issuer, with full power of substitution in the premises.
Signature:
Dated:     
   NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the within Note in every particular without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.
 

Exhibit A-8


SIGNATURE GUARANTEE
[Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Security Transfer Agent Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.]

Exhibit A-9


SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN NOTE*
The initial principal amount of this Note is $            . The following increases or decreases in a part of this Note have been made:
DateAmount of
decrease in
principal
amount of this
Note
Amount of
increase in
principal
amount of this
Note
Principal
amount of this
Note following
such decrease
(or increase)
Signature of
authorized
signatory of
Trustee
____________________
*    Insert in Global Notes.

Exhibit A-10


OPTION OF HOLDER TO ELECT PURCHASE

If you want to elect to have this Note purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 6.08 of the Indenture, check the box:

If you want to elect to have only part of this Note purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 6.08 of the Indenture, state the amount in principal amount: $     

Dated:        Your Signature:     
(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note.)



Signature Guarantee:     
(Signature must be guaranteed)



Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


Exhibit A-11


EXHIBIT B
FORM OF COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
This Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.05 of the Indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023, as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time (the “Indenture”), between Concentrix Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”). Capitalized terms defined in the Indenture are used herein as therein defined.
The undersigned (in his, her or their official capacity and not personal capacity) hereby certifies to the Trustee as follows:
1.I am the duly elected, qualified and acting [title] or [title], as the case may be, of the Company.
2.I have reviewed and am familiar with the contents of this Compliance Certificate.
3.I have reviewed the terms of the Indenture.
4.A review has been conducted of the activities of the Company’s performance under the Indenture, in each case since [the Issue Date/date of last Compliance Certificate], and since [the Issue Date/date of last Compliance Certificate] the Company has been in compliance with all conditions and covenants under the Indenture]/[if there has been a Default in the fulfillment of any obligation under the Indenture, specify each such Default and the nature and status thereof.]

[Signature page follows]
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Compliance Certificate as of the date set forth below.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION

By:    
Name:
Title:

Date: [●], 20[●]

[Signature Page to Form of Compliance Certificate]


Document
Exhibit 4.2
FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
THIS FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of August 2, 2023, is made by and between CONCENTRIX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, having its principal office at 39899 Balentine Drive, Newark, California 94560 (the “Company” or “Issuer”), and U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as Trustee, having a corporate trust office at One California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, California 94111 (the “Trustee”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Company has heretofore entered into an Indenture dated as of August 2, 2023, between the Company and the Trustee (as amended, restated or otherwise modified, the “Base Indenture”) with respect to debt securities;
WHEREAS, the Base Indenture is incorporated herein by this reference and the Base Indenture, as heretofore supplemented, and as further supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, and as may be hereafter supplemented or amended from time to time, is herein called the “Indenture”;
WHEREAS, under the Base Indenture, a new series of Securities may at any time be established in accordance with the provisions of the Base Indenture and the terms of such series may be described by a supplemental indenture executed by the Company and the Trustee;
WHEREAS, the Company proposes to create under the Indenture a new series of senior unsecured Securities;
WHEREAS, additional Securities of other series hereafter established, except as may be limited in the Base Indenture as at the time supplemented, amended and modified, may be issued from time to time pursuant to the Indenture as at the time supplemented, amended and modified; and
WHEREAS, all conditions necessary to authorize the execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture and to make it a valid and binding obligation of the Company have been done or performed.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the agreements and obligations set forth herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
6.650% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026
Section 101.    Establishment. There is hereby established a new series of Securities to be issued under the Indenture, to be designated as the Company’s 6.650% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”).
There are to be authenticated and delivered on the date hereof $800,000,000 principal amount of Notes, and such principal amount of the Notes may be increased or decreased from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Base Indenture, including Section 3.01 and 3.03 thereof. The Company, without notice to or consent of the Holders, may issue additional Notes of such series and thereby increase such principal amount in the future, on the same terms and conditions (except for issue date, the issue price and, if applicable, the date from which interest accrues and the first Interest Payment Date). Any additional Notes shall be issued under a separate CUSIP number unless: (i) the additional notes and the outstanding notes of the original series are treated as part of the same “issue” of debt instruments for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (ii) such additional notes have no more than a de minimis amount of original issue discount for U.S. federal income tax purposes or (iii) such issuance would constitute a “qualified reopening” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Further Notes may also be authenticated and delivered as provided by Sections 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 4.06 or 14.05 of the Base Indenture, and shall be consolidated with and part of the same series of Notes initially issued under this Supplemental Indenture.




Each Note shall be dated the date of authentication thereof and shall bear interest from the date of the Original Issue Date.
The Notes are to be substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto which form is hereby incorporated in and made a part of this Supplemental Indenture.
Section 102.    Definitions. The following defined terms used herein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meanings specified below. Capitalized terms used herein for which no definition is provided herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Base Indenture. Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a “Section” refers to a Section of this Supplemental Indenture.
“Acquired Company” has the meaning provided in the definition of “Share Purchase Agreement.”
“Acquisition” means the acquisition of the Acquired Company pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement.
“Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City or in the Place of Payment are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.
“Clearstream” means Clearstream Banking, société anonyme, Luxembourg.
“Depositary” has the meaning set forth in Section 105.
“DTC” means The Depository Trust Company or its successors, or any successor clearing agency which is registered as such under the Exchange Act and approved by the Company.
“Euroclear” means Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V., as operator of the Euroclear System.
“Interest Payment Dates” means February 2 and August 2 of each year, commencing on February 2, 2024.
“Notes” has the meaning set forth in Section 101.
“Original Issue Date” means August 2, 2023.
“Par Call Date” means July 2, 2026.
“Participant” has the meaning set forth in Section 105.
“Regular Record Date” means the January 15 and the July 15 immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date, whether or not a Business Day.
“Share Purchase Agreement” means that certain Share Purchase and Contribution Agreement, dated as of June 12, 2023, including all exhibits, schedules and attachments thereto, by and among (i) the Company, (ii) Osyris S.à r.l., a société à responsabilité limitée incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg trade and companies register under number B272012, and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (iii) Marnix Lux SA, a public limited liability company (société anonyme) incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the companies registry with the Luxembourg Register of Commerce and Companies (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B236573 (the “Acquired Company”) and (iv) the other parties named thereto, as such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified.
“Special Mandatory Redemption” has the meaning set forth in Section 107.
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“Stated Maturity” means, solely in respect of the fixed date on which the principal of the Notes is due and payable, August 2, 2026.
“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs:
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading) (“H.15 TCM”). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to the Par Call Date (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields—one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life—and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.
If on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date H.15 TCM is no longer published, or, if published, no longer contains the yields for nominal Treasury constant maturities, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one or more with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one or more with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices of such United States Treasury security (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time.
The terms “Company,” “Issuer,” “Trustee,” “Base Indenture,” and “Indenture” shall have the respective meanings set forth in the recitals to this Supplemental Indenture and the paragraph preceding such recitals.
Section 103.    Payment of Principal and Interest. The principal of the Notes shall be due at the Stated Maturity (unless earlier redeemed). The unpaid principal amount of the Notes shall bear interest at the rate of 6.650% per annum, until paid or duly provided for, such interest to accrue from the Original Issue Date. Interest shall be paid semi-annually in arrears on each Interest Payment Date to the Person in whose name the Notes are registered on the Regular Record Date for such Interest Payment Date; provided that interest payable at the Stated Maturity of principal or on a redemption date as provided herein will be paid to the Person to whom principal is payable. Any such interest that is not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holders on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person or Persons in whose name the Notes are registered at the close of
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business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such defaulted interest to be fixed by the Trustee (in accordance with Section 3.08 of the Base Indenture), notice whereof shall be given to Holders of the Notes in accordance with Section 3.08 of the Base Indenture, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange, if any, on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by any such exchange, all as more fully provided in the Base Indenture.
Payments of interest on the Notes will include interest accrued to but excluding the respective Interest Payment Dates. Interest payments for the Notes shall be computed and paid on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve (12) thirty (30)-day months. In the event that any date on which interest is payable on the Notes is not a Business Day, then payment of the interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day (and without any interest or payment in respect of any such delay), in each case with the same force and effect as if made on the date the payment was originally payable.
Payment of the principal and interest on the Notes shall be made at the office of the Paying Agent in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts, with any such payment that is due at the Stated Maturity of any Notes, upon redemption or repurchase being made upon surrender of such Notes to the Paying Agent. Payments of interest (including interest on any Interest Payment Date) will be made, subject to such surrender where applicable, at the option of the Company, (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Register or (ii) by wire transfer at such place and to such account at a banking institution in the United States as such place and account may be designated in writing to the Trustee at least sixteen (16) days prior to the next scheduled date for payment by the Person entitled thereto. In the event that any date on which principal and interest is payable on the Notes is not a Business Day, then payment of the principal and interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day (and without any interest or payment in respect of any such delay), in each case with the same force and effect as if made on the date the payment was originally payable.
Section 104.    Denominations. The Notes may be issued in minimum denominations of $2,000, or any greater integral multiple of $1,000.
Section 105.    Global Securities. The Notes offered and sold will be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, registered in the name of the Depositary (which shall be The Depository Trust Company, or the “Depositary”) or its nominee. Except under the limited circumstances described below, Notes represented by such Global Securities will not be exchangeable for, and will not otherwise be issuable as, Notes in definitive form registered in names other than the Depositary or its nominee. The Global Securities may not be transferred except by the Depositary to a nominee of the Depositary or by a nominee of the Depositary to the Depositary or another nominee of the Depositary or to a successor Depositary or its nominee.
Owners of beneficial interests in such a Global Security will not be considered the Holders thereof for any purpose under the Indenture, and no Global Security representing a Note shall be exchangeable, except for another Global Security of like denomination and tenor to be registered in the name of the Depositary or its nominee or to a successor Depositary or its nominee or except as described below. The rights of Holders of such Global Security shall be exercised only through the Depositary.
A Global Security shall be exchangeable for Notes registered in the names of persons other than the Depositary or its nominee (including notes issued in definitive form) only if (i) the Depositary notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as a Depositary for such Global Security and no successor Depositary shall have been appointed by the Company within ninety (90) days of receipt by the Company of such notification, or if at any time the Depositary ceases to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act at a time when the Depositary is required to be so registered to act as such Depositary and no successor Depositary shall have been appointed by the Company within ninety (90) days after it becomes aware of such cessation, (ii) the Company in its sole discretion, and subject to the procedures of the Depositary, determines that such Global Security shall be so exchangeable, in which case Notes in definitive form will be printed and delivered to the Depositary, or (iii) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing with respect to the Notes. Any Global Security that is exchangeable
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pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be exchangeable for Notes registered in such names as the Depositary shall direct.
The rules and procedures of DTC will be applicable to transfers of beneficial interests in the Global Securities and the provisions of the “Operating Procedures of the Euroclear System” and “Terms and Conditions Governing Use of Euroclear”, and the “General Terms and Conditions of Clearstream Banking” and “Customer Handbook” of Clearstream, will be applicable to transfers of beneficial interests in the Global Securities that are held by members of, or direct or indirect participants in the Depositary (“Participant”), holding such interests through Euroclear or Clearstream.
Section 106.    Redemption. Prior to the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of:
(i)    (a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of the Notes being redeemed and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Notes being redeemed matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate, plus 40 basis points, less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date; and
(ii)    100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed,
plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.
On or after the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.
Notice of any redemption will be mailed or electronically delivered (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with the Depositary’s procedures or, for the avoidance of doubt, such shorter period as is specified solely in respect of a Special Mandatory Redemption) at least ten (10) days but not more than sixty (60) days before the redemption date to each Holder of Notes to be redeemed. The notice of redemption for the Notes will (other than in respect of a Special Mandatory Redemption, notice of which shall be provided in accordance with Section 107 below) be provided in accordance with Section 4.03 of the Base Indenture and will state the information required under Section 4.03(c) of the Base Indenture.
In the case of a partial redemption, selection of the Notes for redemption will be made pro rata, by lot or by such other method as the Trustee in its sole discretion deems appropriate and fair. No Notes of a principal amount of $2,000 or less will be redeemed in part. A new Note in a principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion of the Note will be issued in the name of the holder of the Note upon surrender for cancellation of the original Note. For so long as the Notes are held by the Depositary (or another depositary), the redemption of the Notes shall be done in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Depositary.
Unless the Company defaults in payment of the redemption price, on and after the redemption date interest will cease to accrue on the notes or portions thereof called for redemption.
Notice of any optional redemption of the Notes may, at the Company’s discretion, be given in connection with a debt or equity offering or incurrence or other transaction (or series of related transactions), Change of Control or other event and prior to the completion or the occurrence thereof, and any such redemption may, at the Company’s discretion, be subject to one or more conditions precedent, including, but not limited to, completion or occurrence of the related debt or equity offering, incurrence, transaction or event, as the case may be. In addition, if such redemption is subject to satisfaction of one or more conditions precedent, such notice shall describe each such condition, and if applicable, shall state that, in the Company’s discretion, the redemption date may be delayed until such time (including more than sixty (60) days after the date the notice of redemption was mailed or delivered, including by electronic transmission) as any or all such conditions shall be satisfied (or waived by the Company in its
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sole discretion), or such redemption may not occur and such notice may be rescinded in the event that any or all such conditions shall not have been satisfied (or waived by the Company in its sole discretion) by the redemption date or by the redemption date as so delayed, or such notice may be rescinded at any time in the Company’s discretion if the Company reasonably believes that any or all of such conditions will not be satisfied or waived. In addition, the Company may provide in such notice that payment of the redemption price and performance of the Company’s obligations with respect to such redemption may be performed by another Person.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price on any redemption date shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. The Trustee shall have no duty to determine or verify the Company’s determination of the redemption price or the Treasury Rate.

The Company may, subject to compliance with applicable law, at any time purchase Notes in the open market or otherwise.
Section 107.    Special Mandatory Redemption. In the event that (i) the closing of the Acquisition has not occurred on or prior to December 29, 2024 (or such later date to which the Share Purchase Agreement may be extended in accordance with its terms, any such extension to be set forth in an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee prior to the close of business on December 29, 2024 or such other extended termination date as shall be then applicable), (ii) the Company notifies the Trustee in writing that it will not pursue the consummation of the Acquisition or (iii) the Share Purchase Agreement has been terminated without the consummation of the Acquisition (each, a “special mandatory redemption event”), the Company will be required to redeem the Notes in whole (a “Special Mandatory Redemption”) at a special mandatory redemption price (the “special mandatory redemption price”) equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of the Notes from and including the Original Issue Date, or the most recent date to which interest has been paid on such series of Notes, whichever is later, to, but not including, the special mandatory redemption date (as defined below). Upon the occurrence of a special mandatory redemption event, the Company will promptly (but in no event later than 10 business days following such special mandatory redemption event) cause written notice to be delivered electronically or mailed, with a copy to the Trustee, to each Holder at its registered address (such date of notification to the Holders, the “redemption notice date”). The notice will inform Holders that the Notes will be redeemed on the third business day following the redemption notice date (such date, the “special mandatory redemption date”) and that all of the outstanding Notes will be redeemed at the special mandatory redemption price on the special mandatory redemption date automatically and without any further action by the Holders of the Notes. At or prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the special mandatory redemption date, the Company will deposit with the Trustee funds sufficient to pay the special mandatory redemption price for the Notes. If such deposit is made as provided above, the Notes will cease to bear interest on and after the special mandatory redemption date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, installments of interest on the Notes that are due and payable on the Interest Payment Dates falling on or prior to the special mandatory redemption date will be payable on such Interest Payment Dates to the registered Holders as of the close of business on the relevant Regular Record Dates in accordance with the Notes and this Supplemental Indenture.
Section 108.    Paying Agent; Registrar. The Trustee shall initially serve as Paying Agent and Registrar with respect to the Notes, with the Place of Payment initially being the Corporate Trust Office. The Company may change the Paying Agent or Registrar without prior notice to Holders of the Notes, and the Company or any of its subsidiaries may act as Paying Agent or Registrar. In acting hereunder and in connection with the Notes, the Paying Agent and Registrar shall act solely as an agent of the Company and will not thereby assume any obligations towards or relationship of agency or trust for or with any Holder.
Section 109.    Ranking. The Notes will be the Company’s senior unsecured indebtedness and will rank equally with each other and with all of its other senior unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness from time to time outstanding.
Section 110.Events of Default. The term “Event of Default” as used in this Supplemental Indenture with respect to the Notes shall mean one of the following described events:
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(i)    any events described in Section 7.01 of the Base Indenture with respect to the Notes; and
(ii)    a failure by the Company to redeem the Notes following the occurrence of a Special Mandatory Redemption as required under Section 107 above.
ARTICLE II
TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE
Section 201.    Transfer and Exchange of Global Securities. The transfer and exchange of beneficial interests in the Global Securities shall be effected through the Depositary, in accordance with this Supplemental Indenture and the procedures of the Depositary therefor.
Section 202.    Preservation of Information. The Trustee will retain copies of all certificates, opinions and other documents received in connection with the registration of transfer or exchange of a Note (or a beneficial interest therein) in accordance with its customary policy, and the Company will have the right to request copies thereof at any reasonable time upon written notice to the Trustee.
Section 203.    Indemnification; No Obligation of Trustee. The Registrar shall retain copies of all letters, notices and other written communications received pursuant to the Indenture in accordance with its customary policy. The Company shall have the right to request copies of all such letters, notices or other written communications at any reasonable time upon the giving of written notice to the Registrar.
Each Holder of a Note agrees to indemnify the Company and the Trustee against any liability that may result from the transfer, exchange or assignment of such Holder’s Note in violation of any provision of the Indenture and/or applicable United States federal or state securities law.
The Trustee shall have no responsibility or obligation to any beneficial owner of a Global Security, a member of, or a participant in, the Depositary or other Person with respect to the accuracy of the records of the Depositary or its nominee or of any participant or member thereof, with respect to any ownership interest in the Notes or with respect to the delivery to any participant, member, beneficial owner or other Person (other than the Depositary) of any notice (including any notice of redemption or purchase) or the payment of any amount or delivery of any Notes (or other security or property) under or with respect to such Notes. All notices and communications to be given to the Holders and all payments to be made to Holders in respect of the Notes shall be given or made only to or upon the order of the registered Holders (which shall be the Depositary or its nominee in the case of a Global Security). The rights of beneficial owners in any Global Security shall be exercised only through the Depositary subject to the applicable rules and procedures of the Depositary. The Trustee may rely and shall be fully protected in relying upon information furnished by the Depositary with respect to its members, participants and any beneficial owners.
The Trustee shall have no obligation or duty to monitor, determine or inquire as to compliance with any restrictions on transfer or exchange imposed under this Supplemental Indenture or under applicable law with respect to any registrations of transfer or exchange of any interest in any Note (including any transfers between or among members of, or participants in, the Depositary or beneficial owners of interests in any Global Security) other than to require delivery of such certificates and other documentation or evidence as are expressly required by, and to do so if and when expressly required by the terms of, this Supplemental Indenture, and to examine the same to determine substantial compliance as to form with the express requirements hereof.
Neither the Trustee nor any agent of the Trustee shall have any responsibility for any actions taken or not taken by the Depositary.
ARTICLE III
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section 301.    Ratification and Incorporation of Base Indenture. As supplemented hereby, the Base Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed by the Company, and the Base Indenture and this Supplemental Indenture shall be read, taken and construed as one and the same instrument.
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Section 302.    Executed in Counterparts; Electronic Signatures. This Supplemental Indenture may be executed in several counterparts which may be delivered in original form, facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law (e.g., via DocuSign, AdobeSign or other electronic signature provider specified in writing by the Company to the Trustee) or other electronic transmission (i.e., a “pdf” or “tif”)), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, and such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. The Company agrees to assume all risks arising out of the use of using digital signatures and electronic methods to submit communications to the Trustee, including without limitation the risk of the Trustee acting on unauthorized instructions, and the risk of interception and misuse by third parties.
Section 303.    Assignment. The Company shall have the right at all times to assign any of its rights or obligations under the Indenture with respect to the Notes to a direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company; provided that, in the event of any such assignment, the Company shall remain primarily liable for the performance of all such obligations. The Indenture may also be assigned by the Company in connection with a transaction described in Section 6.04 of the Base Indenture.
Section 304.    Trustee’s Disclaimer. All of the provisions contained in the Base Indenture in respect of the rights, powers, privileges, indemnities, duties, protections and immunities of the Trustee, including without limitation its right to be indemnified, shall be applicable in respect of the Notes and of this Supplemental Indenture as fully and with like effect as if set forth herein in full. The Trustee accepts the amendments of the Indenture effected by this Supplemental Indenture, but on the terms and conditions set forth in the Indenture, including the terms and provisions defining and limiting the liabilities and responsibilities of the Trustee. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or with respect to any of the recitals or statements contained herein, all of which recitals or statements are made solely by the Company, or for or with respect to (i) the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture or any of the terms or provision hereof, (ii) the proper authorization hereof by the Company by action or otherwise, (iii) the due execution hereof by the Company, or (iv) the consequences of any amendment herein provided for, and the Trustee makes no representation with respect to any such matters.
[Signature Page Follows]
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each party hereto has caused this instrument to be signed in its name and behalf by its duly authorized officer, all as of the day and year first above written.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
By:    /s/ Andre Valentine
Name:    Andre Valentine
Title:    Chief Financial Officer

[Signature Page to First Supplemental Indenture]



U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee
By:    /s/ David A. Jason
Name:    David A. Jason
Title:    Vice President
[Signature Page to First Supplemental Indenture]



FORM OF SECURITY
FACE OF NOTE
THIS BOND IS A GLOBAL BOND REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITARY (REFERRED TO HEREIN) OR A NOMINEE THEREOF AND, UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL BONDS REPRESENTED HEREBY AS PROVIDED IN THE INDENTURE REFERRED TO BELOW, THIS BOND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A 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. UNLESS THIS BOND IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) TO THE TRUSTEE FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL SINCE THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

Exhibit A-1


CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
6.650% Senior Note Due 2026
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $            
CUSIP: 20602D AA9                     
ISIN: US20602DAA90
No.:                     
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”, which term includes any successor thereto under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, the principal sum of                      dollars (or such other principal amount as shall be set forth in the Schedule of Increases or Decreases in Note attached hereto) on August 2, 2026, in the coin or currency of the United States, and to pay interest, semi-annually on February 2 and August 2 of each year, beginning on February 2, 2024, on said principal sum at said office or agency, in like coin or currency, at the rate per annum specified in the title of this Note, from the February 2 or the August 2, as the case may be, next preceding the date of this Note to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, unless the date hereof is a date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, in which case from the date of this Note, or unless no interest has been paid or duly provided for on this Note, in which case from August 2, 2023, until payment of said principal sum has been made or duly provided for; provided that payment of interest may be made at the option of the Company by check mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as such address shall appear on the Register or by wire transfer as provided in the Indenture. The interest so payable on any February 2 or August 2 shall, subject to certain exceptions provided in the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof, be paid to the person in whose name this Note is registered at the close of business on the January 15 or the July 15, as the case may be, next preceding such February 2 or August 2, whether or not such day is a Business Day.
Reference is made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof. Such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place.
This Note shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been manually signed by the Trustee under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof.
 
Exhibit A-2


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, CONCENTRIX CORPORATION has caused this Note to be duly executed.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION


By:             
    Name:    
    Title:    

 
 

Exhibit A-3


CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
Date of authentication:
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee


By:             
    Authorized Signatory

Exhibit A-4


REVERSE OF NOTE
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
6.650% Senior Note Due 2026
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (hereinafter called the “Securities”) of the series hereinafter specified, all issued or to be issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023 (the “Base Indenture”), duly executed and delivered by the Company to U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee), as amended and supplemented, including by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023 (the Base Indenture as so amended and supplemented, the “Indenture”), by and among the Company and the Trustee, to which the Indenture reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of the Securities. The Securities may be issued in one or more series, which different series may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase or analogous funds (if any) and may otherwise vary as in the Indenture provided. This Note is one of a series designated as the 6.650% Senior Notes due 2026 of the Company, in an original aggregate principal amount of $800,000,000; provided, however, that the Company, without notice to or consent of the Holders, may issue additional Securities of this series and thereby increase such principal amount in the future, on the same terms and conditions (except for issue date, issue price and, if applicable, the date from which interest accrues and the first Interest Payment Date). Any additional Securities shall be issued under a separate CUSIP number unless: (i) the additional notes and the outstanding notes of the original series are treated as part of the same “issue” of debt instruments for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (ii) such additional notes have no more than a de minimis amount of original issue discount for U.S. federal income tax purposes or (iii) such issuance would constitute a “qualified reopening” for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. The Company shall pay interest on overdue principal, premium, if any, and, to the extent lawful, on overdue installments of interest at the rate per annum borne by this Note. If a payment date is not a Business Day as defined in the Indenture at a Place of Payment, payment may be made at that place on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day, and no interest shall accrue for the intervening period.
In case an Event of Default (as defined in the Indenture) with respect to the 6.650% Senior Notes due 2026 shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof and the interest accrued hereon, if any, may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions that provide that the Company and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental thereto for the purpose of amending any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities to be affected with the written consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities affected by such amendment voting separately; provided that, without the consent of each Holder of the Securities of each series affected thereby, an amendment may not: (a) reduce the principal amount of such Securities whose Holders must consent to an amendment or for any waiver of compliance with or Defaults under, the Indenture and consequences of such defaults; (b) reduce the interest rate of or extend the time for payment of interest on any Security (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to any redemption); (c) reduce the principal or change the Stated Maturity of any Security; (d) waive a Default or Event of Default with respect to the nonpayment of principal, premium or interest (except pursuant to a rescission of acceleration of the Securities by the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of such Securities outstanding and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from such acceleration); (e) reduce the premium payable upon the redemption or repurchase of any Security or change the time at which any Security may be redeemed or repurchased, in each case as set forth in the applicable supplemental indenture and in Section 4.03 of the Base Indenture (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to such redemption); (f) change the currency in which the principal amount of, and premium, if any, or interest on, any outstanding Security is denominated or payable; (g) impair the
Exhibit A-5


right of any Holder to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to such Holder’s Securities; (h) reduce the percentage of the Holders of Outstanding Securities of a series necessary to modify or amend the Indenture or to waive compliance with certain provisions of the Indenture; or (i) modify any of the amendment and waiver provisions or any provisions of Section 6.06 or Section 14.02 of the Base Indenture relating to the waiver of past Defaults or the rights of Holders to receive payments of principal of, or premium, if any, or interest, if any, on, the Securities, except to increase the required percentage to effect such action or to provide that certain other provisions may not be modified or waived without the consent of all of the Holders of the Securities affected thereby.
It is also provided in the Indenture that, subject to certain conditions and exceptions, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of a series of Securities at the time Outstanding may on behalf of the Holders of all of the Securities of such series waive any past Default or Event of Default hereunder and its consequences except a Default in the payment of interest or any premium on, or the principal of, the Securities of such series or a Default in respect of a covenant or provision of the Indenture that cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series. Upon any such waiver, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall be restored to their former positions and rights under the Indenture, respectively; provided that no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note in the manner, at the place, at the respective times, at the rate and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.
The Notes will be issued initially in fully registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof, and are transferable and exchangeable at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture.
Prior to the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of:
(i)(a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of the Notes being redeemed and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Notes being redeemed matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate, plus 40 basis points, less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date; and
(ii)100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed,
plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.
On or after the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date. 
“Par Call Date” means July 2, 2026.
“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs:
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the
Exhibit A-6



Federal Reserve System), on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading) (“H.15 TCM”). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to the Par Call Date (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields—one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life—and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.
If on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date H.15 TCM is no longer published, or, if published, no longer contains the yields for nominal Treasury constant maturities, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one or more with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one or more with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices of such United States Treasury security (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price on any redemption date shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. The Trustee shall have no duty to determine or verify the Company’s determination of the redemption price or the Treasury Rate.
In the event that (i) the closing of the Acquisition has not occurred on or prior to December 29, 2024 (or such later date to which the Share Purchase Agreement may be extended in accordance with its terms, any such extension to be set forth in an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee prior to the close of business on December 29, 2024 or such other extended termination date as shall be then applicable), (ii) the Company notifies the Trustee in writing that it will not pursue the consummation of the Acquisition or (iii) the Share Purchase Agreement has been terminated without the consummation of the Acquisition (each, a “special mandatory redemption event”), the Company will be required to redeem the Notes in whole at a special mandatory redemption price (the “special mandatory redemption price”) equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of the Notes from and including the Original Issue Date, or the most recent date to which interest has been paid on such series of Notes, whichever is later, to, but not including, the special mandatory redemption date (as defined below). Upon the occurrence of a special mandatory redemption event, the Company will promptly (but in no event later than 10 business days following such special mandatory redemption event) cause written notice to be delivered electronically or mailed, with a copy to the Trustee, to each Holder at its registered address (such date of notification to the Holders, the “redemption notice date”). The notice will inform Holders that the Notes will be redeemed on the third
Exhibit A-7



business day following the redemption notice date (such date, the “special mandatory redemption date”) and that all of the outstanding Notes will be redeemed at the special mandatory redemption price on the special mandatory redemption date automatically and without any further action by the Holders of the Notes. At or prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the special mandatory redemption date, the Company will deposit with the Trustee funds sufficient to pay the special mandatory redemption price for the Notes. If such deposit is made as provided above, the Notes will cease to bear interest on and after the special mandatory redemption date.
The Company may, subject to compliance with applicable law, at any time purchase Notes in the open market or otherwise.
Upon due presentment for registration of transfer of this Note at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, a new Note or Notes of authorized denominations for an equal aggregate principal amount shall be issued to the transferee in exchange therefor, subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture, without charge except for any tax or other governmental charge imposed in connection therewith.
The Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may deem and treat the registered Holder hereof as the absolute owner of this Note (whether or not this Note shall be overdue and notwithstanding any notation of ownership or other writing hereon), for the purpose of receiving payment of, or on account of, the principal hereof and, subject to the provisions hereof, interest hereon, and for all other purposes, and neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.
No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in the Indenture or any indenture supplemental thereto or in any Note, 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 Company or of any successor, either directly or through the Company or any successor, under any rule of law, statute or constitutional provision or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any penalty or otherwise, all such liability being expressly waived and released by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof.
Terms used herein that are defined in the Indenture shall have the respective meanings assigned thereto in the Indenture. Except as permitted by Section 3.01 of the Base Indenture, if and to the extent that any provision of this Note limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of the Indenture, such provision of the Indenture shall control.
The laws of the State of New York (without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof) shall govern this Note.

Exhibit A-8



ASSIGNMENT
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sell(s), assign(s) and transfer(s) unto
[PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL SECURITY OR OTHER IDENTIFYING NUMBER OF ASSIGNEE]
 
 
 

[PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE NAME AND ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, OF ASSIGNEE]


the within Note and all rights thereunder, hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing                                                                                                                    Attorney to transfer such Note on the books of the Issuer, with full power of substitution in the premises.
Signature:
Dated:     
   NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the within Note in every particular without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.
 

Exhibit A-9



SIGNATURE GUARANTEE
Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Security Transfer Agent Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Exhibit A-10



SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN NOTE*
The initial principal amount of this Note is $            . The following increases or decreases in a part of this Note have been made:
DateAmount of
decrease in
principal
amount of this
Note
Amount of
increase in
principal
amount of this
Note
Principal
amount of this
Note following
such decrease
(or increase)
Signature of
authorized
signatory of
Trustee
____________________
*    Insert in Global Notes.

Exhibit A-11



OPTION OF HOLDER TO ELECT PURCHASE

If you want to elect to have this Note purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 6.08 of the Base Indenture, check the box:

If you want to elect to have only part of this Note purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 6.08 of the Base Indenture, state the amount in principal amount: $     

Dated:        Your Signature:     
(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note.)



Signature Guarantee:     
(Signature must be guaranteed)



Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


Exhibit A-12

Document
Exhibit 4.3
SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
THIS SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of August 2, 2023, is made by and between CONCENTRIX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, having its principal office at 39899 Balentine Drive, Newark, California 94560 (the “Company” or “Issuer”), and U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as Trustee, having a corporate trust office at One California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, California 94111 (the “Trustee”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Company has heretofore entered into an Indenture dated as of August 2, 2023, between the Company and the Trustee (as amended, restated or otherwise modified, the “Base Indenture”) with respect to debt securities;
WHEREAS, the Base Indenture is incorporated herein by this reference and the Base Indenture, as heretofore supplemented, and as further supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, and as may be hereafter supplemented or amended from time to time, is herein called the “Indenture”;
WHEREAS, under the Base Indenture, a new series of Securities may at any time be established in accordance with the provisions of the Base Indenture and the terms of such series may be described by a supplemental indenture executed by the Company and the Trustee;
WHEREAS, the Company proposes to create under the Indenture a new series of senior unsecured Securities;
WHEREAS, additional Securities of other series hereafter established, except as may be limited in the Base Indenture as at the time supplemented, amended and modified, may be issued from time to time pursuant to the Indenture as at the time supplemented, amended and modified; and
WHEREAS, all conditions necessary to authorize the execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture and to make it a valid and binding obligation of the Company have been done or performed.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the agreements and obligations set forth herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
6.600% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028
Section 101.    Establishment. There is hereby established a new series of Securities to be issued under the Indenture, to be designated as the Company’s 6.600% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”).
There are to be authenticated and delivered on the date hereof $800,000,000 principal amount of Notes, and such principal amount of the Notes may be increased or decreased from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Base Indenture, including Section 3.01 and 3.03 thereof. The Company, without notice to or consent of the Holders, may issue additional Notes of such series and thereby increase such principal amount in the future, on the same terms and conditions (except for issue date, the issue price and, if applicable, the date from which interest accrues and the first Interest Payment Date). Any additional Notes shall be issued under a separate CUSIP number unless: (i) the additional notes and the outstanding notes of the original series are treated as part of the same “issue” of debt instruments for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (ii) such additional notes have no more than a de minimis amount of original issue discount for U.S. federal income tax purposes or (iii) such issuance would constitute a “qualified reopening” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Further Notes may also be authenticated and delivered as provided by Sections 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 4.06 or 14.05 of the Base Indenture, and shall be consolidated with and part of the same series of Notes initially issued under this Supplemental Indenture.




Each Note shall be dated the date of authentication thereof and shall bear interest from the date of the Original Issue Date.
The Notes are to be substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto which form is hereby incorporated in and made a part of this Supplemental Indenture.
Section 102.    Definitions. The following defined terms used herein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meanings specified below. Capitalized terms used herein for which no definition is provided herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Base Indenture. Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a “Section” refers to a Section of this Supplemental Indenture.
“Acquired Company” has the meaning provided in the definition of “Share Purchase Agreement.”
“Acquisition” means the acquisition of the Acquired Company pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement.
“Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City or in the Place of Payment are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.
“Clearstream” means Clearstream Banking, société anonyme, Luxembourg.
“Depositary” has the meaning set forth in Section 105.
“DTC” means The Depository Trust Company or its successors, or any successor clearing agency which is registered as such under the Exchange Act and approved by the Company.
“Euroclear” means Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V., as operator of the Euroclear System.
“Interest Payment Dates” means February 2 and August 2 of each year, commencing on February 2, 2024.
“Notes” has the meaning set forth in Section 101.
“Original Issue Date” means August 2, 2023.
“Par Call Date” means July 2, 2028.
“Participant” has the meaning set forth in Section 105.
“Regular Record Date” means the January 15 and the July 15 immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date, whether or not a Business Day.
“Share Purchase Agreement” means that certain Share Purchase and Contribution Agreement, dated as of June 12, 2023, including all exhibits, schedules and attachments thereto, by and among (i) the Company, (ii) Osyris S.à r.l., a société à responsabilité limitée incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg trade and companies register under number B272012, and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (iii) Marnix Lux SA, a public limited liability company (société anonyme) incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the companies registry with the Luxembourg Register of Commerce and Companies (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B236573 (the “Acquired Company”) and (iv) the other parties named thereto, as such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified.
“Special Mandatory Redemption” has the meaning set forth in Section 107.
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“Stated Maturity” means, solely in respect of the fixed date on which the principal of the Notes is due and payable, August 2, 2028.
“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs:
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading) (“H.15 TCM”). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to the Par Call Date (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields—one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life—and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.
If on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date H.15 TCM is no longer published, or, if published, no longer contains the yields for nominal Treasury constant maturities, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one or more with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one or more with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices of such United States Treasury security (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time.
The terms “Company,” “Issuer,” “Trustee,” “Base Indenture,” and “Indenture” shall have the respective meanings set forth in the recitals to this Supplemental Indenture and the paragraph preceding such recitals.
Section 103.    Payment of Principal and Interest. The principal of the Notes shall be due at the Stated Maturity (unless earlier redeemed). The unpaid principal amount of the Notes shall bear interest at the rate of 6.600% per annum, until paid or duly provided for, such interest to accrue from the Original Issue Date. Interest shall be paid semi-annually in arrears on each Interest Payment Date to the Person in whose name the Notes are registered on the Regular Record Date for such Interest Payment Date; provided that interest payable at the Stated Maturity of principal or on a redemption date as provided herein will be paid to the Person to whom principal is payable. Any such interest that is not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holders on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person or Persons in whose name the Notes are registered at the close of
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business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such defaulted interest to be fixed by the Trustee (in accordance with Section 3.08 of the Base Indenture), notice whereof shall be given to Holders of the Notes in accordance with Section 3.08 of the Base Indenture, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange, if any, on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by any such exchange, all as more fully provided in the Base Indenture.
Payments of interest on the Notes will include interest accrued to but excluding the respective Interest Payment Dates. Interest payments for the Notes shall be computed and paid on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve (12) thirty (30)-day months. In the event that any date on which interest is payable on the Notes is not a Business Day, then payment of the interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day (and without any interest or payment in respect of any such delay), in each case with the same force and effect as if made on the date the payment was originally payable.
Payment of the principal and interest on the Notes shall be made at the office of the Paying Agent in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts, with any such payment that is due at the Stated Maturity of any Notes, upon redemption or repurchase being made upon surrender of such Notes to the Paying Agent. Payments of interest (including interest on any Interest Payment Date) will be made, subject to such surrender where applicable, at the option of the Company, (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Register or (ii) by wire transfer at such place and to such account at a banking institution in the United States as such place and account may be designated in writing to the Trustee at least sixteen (16) days prior to the next scheduled date for payment by the Person entitled thereto. In the event that any date on which principal and interest is payable on the Notes is not a Business Day, then payment of the principal and interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day (and without any interest or payment in respect of any such delay), in each case with the same force and effect as if made on the date the payment was originally payable.
Section 104.    Denominations. The Notes may be issued in minimum denominations of $2,000, or any greater integral multiple of $1,000.
Section 105.    Global Securities. The Notes offered and sold will be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, registered in the name of the Depositary (which shall be The Depository Trust Company, or the “Depositary”) or its nominee. Except under the limited circumstances described below, Notes represented by such Global Securities will not be exchangeable for, and will not otherwise be issuable as, Notes in definitive form registered in names other than the Depositary or its nominee. The Global Securities may not be transferred except by the Depositary to a nominee of the Depositary or by a nominee of the Depositary to the Depositary or another nominee of the Depositary or to a successor Depositary or its nominee.
Owners of beneficial interests in such a Global Security will not be considered the Holders thereof for any purpose under the Indenture, and no Global Security representing a Note shall be exchangeable, except for another Global Security of like denomination and tenor to be registered in the name of the Depositary or its nominee or to a successor Depositary or its nominee or except as described below. The rights of Holders of such Global Security shall be exercised only through the Depositary.
A Global Security shall be exchangeable for Notes registered in the names of persons other than the Depositary or its nominee (including notes issued in definitive form) only if (i) the Depositary notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as a Depositary for such Global Security and no successor Depositary shall have been appointed by the Company within ninety (90) days of receipt by the Company of such notification, or if at any time the Depositary ceases to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act at a time when the Depositary is required to be so registered to act as such Depositary and no successor Depositary shall have been appointed by the Company within ninety (90) days after it becomes aware of such cessation, (ii) the Company in its sole discretion, and subject to the procedures of the Depositary, determines that such Global Security shall be so exchangeable, in which case Notes in definitive form will be printed and delivered to the Depositary, or (iii) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing with respect to the Notes. Any Global Security that is exchangeable
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pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be exchangeable for Notes registered in such names as the Depositary shall direct.
The rules and procedures of DTC will be applicable to transfers of beneficial interests in the Global Securities and the provisions of the “Operating Procedures of the Euroclear System” and “Terms and Conditions Governing Use of Euroclear”, and the “General Terms and Conditions of Clearstream Banking” and “Customer Handbook” of Clearstream, will be applicable to transfers of beneficial interests in the Global Securities that are held by members of, or direct or indirect participants in the Depositary (“Participant”), holding such interests through Euroclear or Clearstream.
Section 106.    Redemption. Prior to the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of:
(i)    (a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of the Notes being redeemed and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Notes being redeemed matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate, plus 40 basis points, less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date; and
(ii)    100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.
On or after the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.
Notice of any redemption will be mailed or electronically delivered (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with the Depositary’s procedures or, for the avoidance of doubt, such shorter period as is specified solely in respect of a Special Mandatory Redemption) at least ten (10) days but not more than sixty (60) days before the redemption date to each Holder of Notes to be redeemed. The notice of redemption for the Notes will (other than in respect of a Special Mandatory Redemption, notice of which shall be provided in accordance with Section 107 below) be provided in accordance with Section 4.03 of the Base Indenture and will state the information required under Section 4.03(c) of the Base Indenture.
In the case of a partial redemption, selection of the Notes for redemption will be made pro rata, by lot or by such other method as the Trustee in its sole discretion deems appropriate and fair. No Notes of a principal amount of $2,000 or less will be redeemed in part. A new Note in a principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion of the Note will be issued in the name of the holder of the Note upon surrender for cancellation of the original Note. For so long as the Notes are held by the Depositary (or another depositary), the redemption of the Notes shall be done in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Depositary.
Unless the Company defaults in payment of the redemption price, on and after the redemption date interest will cease to accrue on the notes or portions thereof called for redemption.
Notice of any optional redemption of the Notes may, at the Company’s discretion, be given in connection with a debt or equity offering or incurrence or other transaction (or series of related transactions), Change of Control or other event and prior to the completion or the occurrence thereof, and any such redemption may, at the Company’s discretion, be subject to one or more conditions precedent, including, but not limited to, completion or occurrence of the related debt or equity offering, incurrence, transaction or event, as the case may be. In addition, if such redemption is subject to satisfaction of one or more conditions precedent, such notice shall describe each such condition, and if applicable, shall state that, in the Company’s discretion, the redemption date may be delayed until such time (including more than sixty (60) days after the date the notice of redemption was mailed or delivered, including by electronic transmission) as any or all such conditions shall be satisfied (or waived by the Company in its sole discretion), or such redemption may not occur and such notice may be rescinded in the event that any
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or all such conditions shall not have been satisfied (or waived by the Company in its sole discretion) by the redemption date or by the redemption date as so delayed, or such notice may be rescinded at any time in the Company’s discretion if the Company reasonably believes that any or all of such conditions will not be satisfied or waived. In addition, the Company may provide in such notice that payment of the redemption price and performance of the Company’s obligations with respect to such redemption may be performed by another Person.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price on any redemption date shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. The Trustee shall have no duty to determine or verify the Company’s determination of the redemption price or the Treasury Rate.

The Company may, subject to compliance with applicable law, at any time purchase Notes in the open market or otherwise.
Section 107.    Special Mandatory Redemption. In the event that (i) the closing of the Acquisition has not occurred on or prior to December 29, 2024 (or such later date to which the Share Purchase Agreement may be extended in accordance with its terms, any such extension to be set forth in an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee prior to the close of business on December 29, 2024 or such other extended termination date as shall be then applicable), (ii) the Company notifies the Trustee in writing that it will not pursue the consummation of the Acquisition or (iii) the Share Purchase Agreement has been terminated without the consummation of the Acquisition (each, a “special mandatory redemption event”), the Company will be required to redeem the Notes in whole (a “Special Mandatory Redemption”) at a special mandatory redemption price (the “special mandatory redemption price”) equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of the Notes from and including the Original Issue Date, or the most recent date to which interest has been paid on such series of Notes, whichever is later, to, but not including, the special mandatory redemption date (as defined below). Upon the occurrence of a special mandatory redemption event, the Company will promptly (but in no event later than 10 business days following such special mandatory redemption event) cause written notice to be delivered electronically or mailed, with a copy to the Trustee, to each Holder at its registered address (such date of notification to the Holders, the “redemption notice date”). The notice will inform Holders that the Notes will be redeemed on the third business day following the redemption notice date (such date, the “special mandatory redemption date”) and that all of the outstanding Notes will be redeemed at the special mandatory redemption price on the special mandatory redemption date automatically and without any further action by the Holders of the Notes. At or prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the special mandatory redemption date, the Company will deposit with the Trustee funds sufficient to pay the special mandatory redemption price for the Notes. If such deposit is made as provided above, the Notes will cease to bear interest on and after the special mandatory redemption date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, installments of interest on the Notes that are due and payable on the Interest Payment Dates falling on or prior to the special mandatory redemption date will be payable on such Interest Payment Dates to the registered Holders as of the close of business on the relevant Regular Record Dates in accordance with the Notes and this Supplemental Indenture.
Section 108.    Paying Agent; Registrar. The Trustee shall initially serve as Paying Agent and Registrar with respect to the Notes, with the Place of Payment initially being the Corporate Trust Office. The Company may change the Paying Agent or Registrar without prior notice to Holders of the Notes, and the Company or any of its subsidiaries may act as Paying Agent or Registrar. In acting hereunder and in connection with the Notes, the Paying Agent and Registrar shall act solely as an agent of the Company and will not thereby assume any obligations towards or relationship of agency or trust for or with any Holder.
Section 109.    Ranking. The Notes will be the Company’s senior unsecured indebtedness and will rank equally with each other and with all of its other senior unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness from time to time outstanding.
Section 110.Events of Default. The term “Event of Default” as used in this Supplemental Indenture with respect to the Notes shall mean one of the following described events:
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(i)    any events described in Section 7.01 of the Base Indenture with respect to the Notes; and
(ii)    a failure by the Company to redeem the Notes following the occurrence of a Special Mandatory Redemption as required under Section 107 above.
ARTICLE II
TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE
Section 201.    Transfer and Exchange of Global Securities. The transfer and exchange of beneficial interests in the Global Securities shall be effected through the Depositary, in accordance with this Supplemental Indenture and the procedures of the Depositary therefor.
Section 202.    Preservation of Information. The Trustee will retain copies of all certificates, opinions and other documents received in connection with the registration of transfer or exchange of a Note (or a beneficial interest therein) in accordance with its customary policy, and the Company will have the right to request copies thereof at any reasonable time upon written notice to the Trustee.
Section 203.    Indemnification; No Obligation of Trustee. The Registrar shall retain copies of all letters, notices and other written communications received pursuant to the Indenture in accordance with its customary policy. The Company shall have the right to request copies of all such letters, notices or other written communications at any reasonable time upon the giving of written notice to the Registrar.
Each Holder of a Note agrees to indemnify the Company and the Trustee against any liability that may result from the transfer, exchange or assignment of such Holder’s Note in violation of any provision of the Indenture and/or applicable United States federal or state securities law.
The Trustee shall have no responsibility or obligation to any beneficial owner of a Global Security, a member of, or a participant in, the Depositary or other Person with respect to the accuracy of the records of the Depositary or its nominee or of any participant or member thereof, with respect to any ownership interest in the Notes or with respect to the delivery to any participant, member, beneficial owner or other Person (other than the Depositary) of any notice (including any notice of redemption or purchase) or the payment of any amount or delivery of any Notes (or other security or property) under or with respect to such Notes. All notices and communications to be given to the Holders and all payments to be made to Holders in respect of the Notes shall be given or made only to or upon the order of the registered Holders (which shall be the Depositary or its nominee in the case of a Global Security). The rights of beneficial owners in any Global Security shall be exercised only through the Depositary subject to the applicable rules and procedures of the Depositary. The Trustee may rely and shall be fully protected in relying upon information furnished by the Depositary with respect to its members, participants and any beneficial owners.
The Trustee shall have no obligation or duty to monitor, determine or inquire as to compliance with any restrictions on transfer or exchange imposed under this Supplemental Indenture or under applicable law with respect to any registrations of transfer or exchange of any interest in any Note (including any transfers between or among members of, or participants in, the Depositary or beneficial owners of interests in any Global Security) other than to require delivery of such certificates and other documentation or evidence as are expressly required by, and to do so if and when expressly required by the terms of, this Supplemental Indenture, and to examine the same to determine substantial compliance as to form with the express requirements hereof.
Neither the Trustee nor any agent of the Trustee shall have any responsibility for any actions taken or not taken by the Depositary.
ARTICLE III
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section 301.    Ratification and Incorporation of Base Indenture. As supplemented hereby, the Base Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed by the Company, and the Base Indenture and this Supplemental Indenture shall be read, taken and construed as one and the same instrument.
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Section 302.    Executed in Counterparts; Electronic Signatures. This Supplemental Indenture may be executed in several counterparts which may be delivered in original form, facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law (e.g., via DocuSign, AdobeSign or other electronic signature provider specified in writing by the Company to the Trustee) or other electronic transmission (i.e., a “pdf” or “tif”)), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, and such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. The Company agrees to assume all risks arising out of the use of using digital signatures and electronic methods to submit communications to the Trustee, including without limitation the risk of the Trustee acting on unauthorized instructions, and the risk of interception and misuse by third parties.
Section 303.    Assignment. The Company shall have the right at all times to assign any of its rights or obligations under the Indenture with respect to the Notes to a direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company; provided that, in the event of any such assignment, the Company shall remain primarily liable for the performance of all such obligations. The Indenture may also be assigned by the Company in connection with a transaction described in Section 6.04 of the Base Indenture.
Section 304.    Trustee’s Disclaimer. All of the provisions contained in the Base Indenture in respect of the rights, powers, privileges, indemnities, duties, protections and immunities of the Trustee, including without limitation its right to be indemnified, shall be applicable in respect of the Notes and of this Supplemental Indenture as fully and with like effect as if set forth herein in full. The Trustee accepts the amendments of the Indenture effected by this Supplemental Indenture, but on the terms and conditions set forth in the Indenture, including the terms and provisions defining and limiting the liabilities and responsibilities of the Trustee. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or with respect to any of the recitals or statements contained herein, all of which recitals or statements are made solely by the Company, or for or with respect to (i) the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture or any of the terms or provision hereof, (ii) the proper authorization hereof by the Company by action or otherwise, (iii) the due execution hereof by the Company, or (iv) the consequences of any amendment herein provided for, and the Trustee makes no representation with respect to any such matters.
[Signature Page Follows]
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each party hereto has caused this instrument to be signed in its name and behalf by its duly authorized officer, all as of the day and year first above written.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
By:    /s/ Andre Valentine
Name:    Andre Valentine
Title:    Chief Financial Officer

[Signature Page to Second Supplemental Indenture]


U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee
By:    /s/ David A. Jason
Name:    David A. Jason
Title:    Vice President
[Signature Page to Second Supplemental Indenture]


FORM OF SECURITY
FACE OF NOTE
THIS BOND IS A GLOBAL BOND REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITARY (REFERRED TO HEREIN) OR A NOMINEE THEREOF AND, UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL BONDS REPRESENTED HEREBY AS PROVIDED IN THE INDENTURE REFERRED TO BELOW, THIS BOND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A 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. UNLESS THIS BOND IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) TO THE TRUSTEE FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL SINCE THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

Exhibit A-1



CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
6.600% Senior Note Due 2028
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $            
CUSIP: 20602D AB7                                       
ISIN: US20602DAB73
No.:                     
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”, which term includes any successor thereto under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, the principal sum of                      dollars (or such other principal amount as shall be set forth in the Schedule of Increases or Decreases in Note attached hereto) on August 2, 2028, in the coin or currency of the United States, and to pay interest, semi-annually on February 2 and August 2 of each year, beginning on February 2, 2024, on said principal sum at said office or agency, in like coin or currency, at the rate per annum specified in the title of this Note, from the February 2 or the August 2, as the case may be, next preceding the date of this Note to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, unless the date hereof is a date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, in which case from the date of this Note, or unless no interest has been paid or duly provided for on this Note, in which case from August 2, 2023, until payment of said principal sum has been made or duly provided for; provided that payment of interest may be made at the option of the Company by check mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as such address shall appear on the Register or by wire transfer as provided in the Indenture. The interest so payable on any February 2 or August 2 shall, subject to certain exceptions provided in the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof, be paid to the person in whose name this Note is registered at the close of business on the January 15 or the July 15, as the case may be, next preceding such February 2 or August 2, whether or not such day is a Business Day.
Reference is made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof. Such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place.
This Note shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been manually signed by the Trustee under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof.
 
Exhibit A-2



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, CONCENTRIX CORPORATION has caused this Note to be duly executed.
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION


By:             
    Name:    
    Title:    

 
 

Exhibit A-3



CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
Date of authentication:
U.S. BANK TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee


By:             
    Authorized Signatory

Exhibit A-4



REVERSE OF NOTE
CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
6.600% Senior Note Due 2028
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (hereinafter called the “Securities”) of the series hereinafter specified, all issued or to be issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023 (the “Base Indenture”), duly executed and delivered by the Company to U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee), as amended and supplemented, including by the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 2, 2023 (the Base Indenture as so amended and supplemented, the “Indenture”), by and among the Company and the Trustee, to which the Indenture reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the Holders of the Securities. The Securities may be issued in one or more series, which different series may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase or analogous funds (if any) and may otherwise vary as in the Indenture provided. This Note is one of a series designated as the 6.600% Senior Notes due 2028 of the Company, in an original aggregate principal amount of $800,000,000; provided, however, that the Company, without notice to or consent of the Holders, may issue additional Securities of this series and thereby increase such principal amount in the future, on the same terms and conditions (except for issue date, issue price and, if applicable, the date from which interest accrues and the first Interest Payment Date). Any additional Securities shall be issued under a separate CUSIP number unless: (i) the additional notes and the outstanding notes of the original series are treated as part of the same “issue” of debt instruments for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (ii) such additional notes have no more than a de minimis amount of original issue discount for U.S. federal income tax purposes or (iii) such issuance would constitute a “qualified reopening” for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. The Company shall pay interest on overdue principal, premium, if any, and, to the extent lawful, on overdue installments of interest at the rate per annum borne by this Note. If a payment date is not a Business Day as defined in the Indenture at a Place of Payment, payment may be made at that place on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day, and no interest shall accrue for the intervening period.
In case an Event of Default (as defined in the Indenture) with respect to the 6.600% Senior Notes due 2028 shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof and the interest accrued hereon, if any, may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions that provide that the Company and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental thereto for the purpose of amending any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities to be affected with the written consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities affected by such amendment voting separately; provided that, without the consent of each Holder of the Securities of each series affected thereby, an amendment may not: (a) reduce the principal amount of such Securities whose Holders must consent to an amendment or for any waiver of compliance with or Defaults under, the Indenture and consequences of such defaults; (b) reduce the interest rate of or extend the time for payment of interest on any Security (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to any redemption); (c) reduce the principal or change the Stated Maturity of any Security; (d) waive a Default or Event of Default with respect to the nonpayment of principal, premium or interest (except pursuant to a rescission of acceleration of the Securities by the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of such Securities outstanding and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from such acceleration); (e) reduce the premium payable upon the redemption or repurchase of any Security or change the time at which any Security may be redeemed or repurchased, in each case as set forth in the applicable supplemental indenture and in Section 4.03 of the Base Indenture (other than any change to the notice periods with respect to such redemption); (f) change the currency in which the principal amount of, and premium, if any, or interest on, any outstanding Security is denominated or payable; (g) impair the
Exhibit A-5
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right of any Holder to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to such Holder’s Securities; (h) reduce the percentage of the Holders of Outstanding Securities of a series necessary to modify or amend the Indenture or to waive compliance with certain provisions of the Indenture; or (i) modify any of the amendment and waiver provisions or any provisions of Section 6.06 or Section 14.02 of the Base Indenture relating to the waiver of past Defaults or the rights of Holders to receive payments of principal of, or premium, if any, or interest, if any, on, the Securities, except to increase the required percentage to effect such action or to provide that certain other provisions may not be modified or waived without the consent of all of the Holders of the Securities affected thereby.
It is also provided in the Indenture that, subject to certain conditions and exceptions, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of a series of Securities at the time Outstanding may on behalf of the Holders of all of the Securities of such series waive any past Default or Event of Default hereunder and its consequences except a Default in the payment of interest or any premium on, or the principal of, the Securities of such series or a Default in respect of a covenant or provision of the Indenture that cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security of such series. Upon any such waiver, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of such series shall be restored to their former positions and rights under the Indenture, respectively; provided that no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note in the manner, at the place, at the respective times, at the rate and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.
The Notes will be issued initially in fully registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof, and are transferable and exchangeable at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture.
Prior to the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of:
(i)(a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of the Notes being redeemed and interest thereon discounted to the redemption date (assuming the Notes being redeemed matured on the Par Call Date) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate, plus 40 basis points, less (b) interest accrued to the redemption date; and
(ii)100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed,
plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.
On or after the Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Notes at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the redemption date. 
“Par Call Date” means July 2, 2028.
“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs:
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the
Exhibit A-6



Federal Reserve System), on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading) (“H.15 TCM”). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to the Par Call Date (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields—one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life—and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.
If on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date H.15 TCM is no longer published, or, if published, no longer contains the yields for nominal Treasury constant maturities, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one or more with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one or more with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices of such United States Treasury security (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price on any redemption date shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. The Trustee shall have no duty to determine or verify the Company’s determination of the redemption price or the Treasury Rate.
In the event that (i) the closing of the Acquisition has not occurred on or prior to December 29, 2024 (or such later date to which the Share Purchase Agreement may be extended in accordance with its terms, any such extension to be set forth in an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee prior to the close of business on December 29, 2024 or such other extended termination date as shall be then applicable), (ii) the Company notifies the Trustee in writing that it will not pursue the consummation of the Acquisition or (iii) the Share Purchase Agreement has been terminated without the consummation of the Acquisition (each, a “special mandatory redemption event”), the Company will be required to redeem the Notes in whole at a special mandatory redemption price (the “special mandatory redemption price”) equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of the Notes from and including the Original Issue Date, or the most recent date to which interest has been paid on such series of Notes, whichever is later, to, but not including, the special mandatory redemption date (as defined below). Upon the occurrence of a special mandatory redemption event, the Company will promptly (but in no event later than 10 business days following such special mandatory redemption event) cause written notice to be delivered electronically or mailed, with a copy to the Trustee, to each Holder at its registered address (such date of notification to the Holders, the “redemption notice date”). The notice will inform Holders that the Notes will be redeemed on the third
Exhibit A-7



business day following the redemption notice date (such date, the “special mandatory redemption date”) and that all of the outstanding Notes will be redeemed at the special mandatory redemption price on the special mandatory redemption date automatically and without any further action by the Holders of the Notes. At or prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the special mandatory redemption date, the Company will deposit with the Trustee funds sufficient to pay the special mandatory redemption price for the Notes. If such deposit is made as provided above, the Notes will cease to bear interest on and after the special mandatory redemption date.
The Company may, subject to compliance with applicable law, at any time purchase Notes in the open market or otherwise.
Upon due presentment for registration of transfer of this Note at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose, which shall initially be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, a new Note or Notes of authorized denominations for an equal aggregate principal amount shall be issued to the transferee in exchange therefor, subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture, without charge except for any tax or other governmental charge imposed in connection therewith.
The Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may deem and treat the registered Holder hereof as the absolute owner of this Note (whether or not this Note shall be overdue and notwithstanding any notation of ownership or other writing hereon), for the purpose of receiving payment of, or on account of, the principal hereof and, subject to the provisions hereof, interest hereon, and for all other purposes, and neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.
No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in the Indenture or any indenture supplemental thereto or in any Note, 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 Company or of any successor, either directly or through the Company or any successor, under any rule of law, statute or constitutional provision or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any penalty or otherwise, all such liability being expressly waived and released by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof.
Terms used herein that are defined in the Indenture shall have the respective meanings assigned thereto in the Indenture. Except as permitted by Section 3.01 of the Base Indenture, if and to the extent that any provision of this Note limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of the Indenture, such provision of the Indenture shall control.
The laws of the State of New York (without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof) shall govern this Note.

Exhibit A-8



ASSIGNMENT
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sell(s), assign(s) and transfer(s) unto
[PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL SECURITY OR OTHER IDENTIFYING NUMBER OF ASSIGNEE]
 
 
 

[PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE NAME AND ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, OF ASSIGNEE]


the within Note and all rights thereunder, hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing                                                                                                                    Attorney to transfer such Note on the books of the Issuer, with full power of substitution in the premises.
Signature:
Dated:     
   NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the within Note in every particular without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.
 

Exhibit A-9



SIGNATURE GUARANTEE
Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Security Transfer Agent Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Exhibit A-10



SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN NOTE*
The initial principal amount of this Note is $            . The following increases or decreases in a part of this Note have been made:
DateAmount of
decrease in
principal
amount of this
Note
Amount of
increase in
principal
amount of this
Note
Principal
amount of this
Note following
such decrease
(or increase)
Signature of
authorized
signatory of
Trustee
____________________
*    Insert in Global Notes.

Exhibit A-11



OPTION OF HOLDER TO ELECT PURCHASE