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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

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): March 29, 2017 (March 24, 2017)

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

 

001-34436
(Commission File Number)

 

27-0247747
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

591 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT

 

06830

(Address of principal

 

(Zip Code)

executive offices)

 

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 422-7700

 

 

(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:

 

o   Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o   Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 2.03.                                        Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information required by Item 2.03 contained in Item 8.01 below is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 8.01.                                        Other Events.

 

Convertible Senior Notes Offering

 

On March 24, 2017, Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) and its external manager, SPT Management, LLC (the “Manager”), entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (the “Underwriter”), relating to the issuance and sale of $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Convertible Notes”).  Prior to October 1, 2022, the Convertible Notes will be convertible only upon certain circumstances and during certain periods, and thereafter will be convertible at any time prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day prior to maturity at an initial conversion rate of 38.5959 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.  Upon conversion, holders will receive cash, shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, or a combination thereof at the Company’s election. On or after January 1, 2023, the Company may redeem the Convertible Notes for cash, in whole or from time to time in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Convertible Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the redemption date.

 

The Convertible Notes were issued on March 29, 2017 pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of February 15, 2013, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 29, 2017, between the Company and the Trustee.  The Convertible Notes and the shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon conversion of the Convertible Notes have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-210560) previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Act.

 

Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges

 

The Company is filing as Exhibit 12.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K a Statement of Computation of Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges, which includes the calculation of its historical ratios of earnings to fixed charges for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

 

Item 9.01.                                        Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)                                 Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

 

 

 

1.1

 

Underwriting Agreement, dated March 24, 2017, among the Company, the Manager and the Underwriter

4.1

 

Indenture for Senior Debt Securities, dated as of February 15, 2013, between the Company and the Trustee*

4.2

 

Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 29, 2017, between the Company and the Trustee

4.3

 

Form of 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (included in Exhibit 4.2)

5.1

 

Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP

5.2
12.1

 

Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP
Statement of Computation of Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges

23.1

 

Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)

23.2

 

Consent of Morrison & Foerster LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2)

 


* Incorporated by reference to exhibit 4.6 of the Registration Statement of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. on Form S-3 (File No. 333-210560), filed with the SEC on April 1, 2016.

 

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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.

 

Dated: March 29, 2017

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Andrew J. Sossen

 

Name:

Andrew J. Sossen

 

Title:

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

 

 

 

1.1

 

Underwriting Agreement, dated March 24, 2017, among the Company, the Manager and the Underwriter

4.1

 

Indenture for Senior Debt Securities, dated as of February 15, 2013, between the Company and the Trustee*

4.2

 

Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 29, 2017, between the Company and the Trustee

4.3

 

Form of 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (included in Exhibit 4.2)

5.1

 

Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP

5.2
12.1

 

Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP
Statement of Computation of Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges

23.1

 

Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)

23.2

 

Consent of Morrison & Foerster LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2)

 


* Incorporated by reference to exhibit 4.6 of the Registration Statement of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. on Form S-3 (File No. 333-210560), filed with the SEC on April 1, 2016.

 

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Section 2: EX-1.1 (EX-1.1)

Exhibit 1.1

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

 

$250,000,000 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

New York, New York
March 24, 2017

 

To the Representatives
named in Schedule I
hereto of the several
Underwriters named in
Schedule II hereto

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Maryland (the “Company”), proposes to sell to the several underwriters named in Schedule II hereto (the “Underwriters”), for whom you (the “Representatives”) are acting as representatives, $250,000,000 principal amount of its 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Securities”).  The Securities are to be issued under an indenture (the “Base Indenture”), dated as of February 15, 2013, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, to be dated March 29, 2017, between the Company and the Trustee (the “Fourth Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”).  To the extent there are no additional Underwriters listed on Schedule II other than you, the term Representatives as used herein shall mean you, as Underwriters, and the terms Representatives and Underwriters shall mean either the singular or plural as the context requires.  Any reference herein to the Registration Statement, the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 which were filed under the Exchange Act on or before the Effective Date of the Registration Statement or the issue date of the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus, as the case may be (collectively, the “Incorporated Documents”); and any reference herein to the terms “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the filing of any document under the Exchange Act after the Effective Date of the Registration Statement or the issue date of the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus, as the case may be, deemed to be incorporated therein by reference.  Certain terms used herein are defined in Section 20 hereof.

 

1.                                      Representations and Warranties of the Company and the Manager.

 

(a)                                 The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, each Underwriter as set forth below in this Section 1(a).

 



 

(i)                                     Compliance with Registration Requirements.  The Company meets the requirements for use of Form S-3 under the Act and has prepared and filed with the Commission an automatic shelf registration statement, as defined in Rule 405 (the file number of which is set forth in Schedule I hereto) on Form S-3, including a related Base Prospectus, for registration under the Act of the offering and sale of the Securities and the shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), issuable upon conversion of the Securities.  Such Registration Statement, including any amendments thereto filed prior to the Execution Time, became effective upon filing. The Company may have filed with the Commission, as part of an amendment to the Registration Statement or pursuant to Rule 424(b), one or more preliminary prospectus supplements relating to the Securities, each of which has previously been furnished to you.  The Company will file with the Commission a final prospectus supplement relating to the Securities in accordance with Rule 424(b).  As filed, such final prospectus supplement shall contain all information required by the Act and the rules thereunder, and, except to the extent the Representatives shall agree in writing to a modification, shall be in all substantive respects in the form furnished to you prior to the Execution Time or, to the extent not completed at the Execution Time, shall contain only such specific additional information and other changes (beyond that contained in the Base Prospectus and any Preliminary Prospectus) as the Company has advised you, prior to the Execution Time, will be included or made therein.  The Registration Statement, at the Execution Time, meets the requirements set forth in Rule 415(a)(1)(x). The initial Effective Date of the Registration Statement was not earlier than the date three years before the Execution Time.

 

(ii)                                  Accuracy of Disclosure in Registration Statement and Final Prospectus.  On each Effective Date, the Registration Statement did, and when the Final Prospectus is first filed in accordance with Rule 424(b) and on the Closing Date (as defined herein), the Final Prospectus (and any supplement thereto) will, comply in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Act, the Exchange Act and the Trust Indenture Act and the respective rules thereunder; on each Effective Date and at the Execution Time, the Registration Statement did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading; and on the date of any filing pursuant to Rule 424(b) and on the Closing Date, the Final Prospectus (together with any supplement thereto) will not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representations or warranties as to the information contained in or omitted from the Registration Statement or the Final Prospectus (or any supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of any Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for inclusion in the Registration Statement or the Final Prospectus (or any supplement thereto), it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by or on

 

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behalf of any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 8(b) hereof.

 

(iii)                               Accuracy of Disclosure in Disclosure Package.  At the Applicable Time, (A) the Disclosure Package, and (B) each electronic road show when taken together as a whole with the Disclosure Package, did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.  The preceding sentence does not apply to statements in or omissions from the Disclosure Package based upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by or on behalf of any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 8(b) hereof.

 

(iv)                              Accuracy of Disclosure in Incorporated Documents.  Each of the Incorporated Documents, when they were filed with the Commission, complied in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the respective rules thereunder.  When the Incorporated Documents are read together with the other information in (i) the Registration Statement, at each Effective Date and at the Execution Time, (ii) the Final Prospectus (together with any supplement thereto), on the date of any filing pursuant to Rule 424(b) and on the Closing Date, and (iii) the Disclosure Package, at the Applicable Time, such Incorporated Documents did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading.

 

(v)                                 WKSI Status.  (A) At the time of filing the Registration Statement, (B) at the time of the most recent amendment thereto for the purposes of complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the Act (whether such amendment was by post-effective amendment, incorporated report filed pursuant to Sections 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or form of prospectus), (C) at the time the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this clause only, of Rule 163(c)) made any offer relating to the Securities in reliance on the exemption in Rule 163, and (D) at the Execution Time (with such date being used as the determination date for purposes of this clause (D)), the Company was or is (as the case may be) a “well-known seasoned issuer” as defined in Rule 405.

 

(vi)                              Not Ineligible Issuer.  (A) At the earliest time after the filing of the Registration Statement that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2)) of the Securities and (B) as of the Execution Time (with such date being used as the determination date for purposes of this clause (B)), the Company was not and is not an Ineligible Issuer (as defined in Rule 405), without taking account of any determination by the Commission pursuant to Rule 405 that it is not necessary that the Company be considered an Ineligible Issuer.

 

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(vii)                           Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses.  Each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus does not include any information that conflicts with the information contained in the Registration Statement, including any document incorporated therein by reference and any prospectus supplement deemed to be a part thereof that has not been superseded or modified.  The foregoing sentence does not apply to statements in or omissions from any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus based upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by or on behalf of any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 8(b) hereof.

 

(viii)                        Company Financial Statements. The consolidated historical financial statements and schedules of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus present fairly the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as of the dates and for the periods indicated, comply as to form with the applicable accounting requirements of the Act and have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved (except as otherwise noted therein).  Any selected financial data of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus fairly present, on the basis stated therein, the information included therein.  The pro forma financial statements included in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, if any, include assumptions that provide a reasonable basis for presenting the significant effects directly attributable to the transactions and events described therein, the related pro forma adjustments give appropriate effect to those assumptions and the pro forma adjustments reflect the proper application of those adjustments to the historical financial statement amounts in the pro forma financial statements included in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, if any.  The pro forma financial statements included in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, if any, comply as to form in all material respects with the applicable accounting requirements of Regulation S-X under the Act and the pro forma adjustments have been properly applied to the historical amounts in the compilation of those statements.

 

(ix)                              Independence.  Deloitte & Touche LLP, which has certified certain financial statements of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries and delivered their reports with respect to the audited consolidated financial statements and schedules included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, are independent public accountants with respect to the Company within the meaning of the Act and the applicable published rules and regulations thereunder.

 

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(x)                                 No Material Adverse Change in Business.  Since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package or the Final Prospectus, except as otherwise stated in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, (A) there has been no material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs, business prospects, management, assets or properties of the Company and its Subsidiaries (defined below) considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business (a “Material Adverse Effect”), (B) there have been no transactions entered into by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than those in the ordinary course of business, which are material with respect to the Company and its Subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, (C) there has been no obligation, direct or contingent (including off-balance sheet obligations), which is material to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, incurred by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, except obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business, and (D) except for regular quarterly dividends on the Common Stock in amounts per share that are consistent with past practice, there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class of its capital stock.

 

(xi)                              Good Standing of the Company.  The Company has been duly organized and is validly existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland and has corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement; and the Company is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to transact business and is in good standing in each other jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xii)                           Good Standing of Subsidiaries. Each of the Company’s “subsidiaries” (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X) (each, a “Subsidiary” and, collectively, the “Subsidiaries”) has been duly organized and is validly existing as a corporation, partnership or limited liability company in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, formation or organization, has such entity power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus and is duly qualified as a foreign corporation, partnership or limited liability company to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect; except as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, all of the issued and

 

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outstanding capital stock or other equity interests of each such Subsidiary has been duly authorized and validly issued, is fully paid and non-assessable and is owned by the Company, directly or through Subsidiaries, free and clear of any security interest, mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance, claim or equity; none of the outstanding shares of capital stock or other equity interest of any Subsidiary was issued in violation of the preemptive or similar rights of any securityholder of such Subsidiary. Except for the equity interests in the Subsidiaries and except as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, the Company does not own, directly or indirectly, any shares of stock or any other equity or long-term debt securities of any corporation or have any equity interest in any firm, partnership, joint venture, association or other entity.

 

(xiii)                        Capitalization.  The authorized, issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company is as set forth in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus in the column entitled “Historical” under the caption “Capitalization” (except for subsequent issuances, if any, pursuant to this Agreement or pursuant to separate offerings, reservations, agreements or employee benefit plans referred to in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus).  The shares of issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable; none of the outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company was issued in violation of the preemptive or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company. The Common Stock is registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act.  The shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities have been duly and validly authorized and reserved for issuance and, when issued and delivered in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and the Indenture, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and will conform to the description thereof contained in the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus under the caption “Description of Capital Stock.”

 

(xiv)                       Authorization of Agreement. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

 

(xv)                          Authorization and Description of Indenture and Securities.  The Securities have been duly authorized for issuance and sale to the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement and, when issued and delivered by the Company pursuant to this Agreement against payment of the consideration set forth herein, will be validly issued and legally binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits of the Indenture; the Indenture has been duly authorized and, when executed and delivered by the Company and the Trustee, will constitute a valid and legally binding instrument, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject, as to enforcement, to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and other laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles; the Indenture has been qualified under the Trust Indenture Act; the Indenture and the Securities conform to all statements relating thereto contained

 

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in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus and the description of the Securities conforms to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same; the certificates for the Securities, if any, are in due and proper form; no holder of the Securities will be subject to personal liability by reason of being such a holder; and the issuance of the Securities is not subject to any statutory or contractual preemptive rights, resale rights, rights of first refusal or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company.

 

(xvi)                       Absence of Defaults and Conflicts.  Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of its charter, partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement, by-laws or other organizational documents or in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan or credit agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which it or any of them may be bound, or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary is subject (collectively, “Agreements and Instruments”), except for such defaults that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect or that are otherwise specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus; and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the Indenture and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein and therein and in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus (including the issuance and sale of the Securities, the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities and the use of the proceeds from the sale of the Securities as described therein under the caption “Use of Proceeds”) and compliance by the Company with its obligations hereunder and thereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and (a) do not and will not, whether with or without the giving of notice or passage of time or both, conflict with or constitute a breach of, or default or Repayment Event (as defined below) under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any property or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary pursuant to, the Agreements and Instruments (except for such conflicts, breaches, defaults or Repayment Events or liens, charges or encumbrances that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect or that are otherwise specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Final Prospectus and the Disclosure Package); (b) do not and will not result in any violation of the provisions of the charter, partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement, by-laws or other organizational documents of the Company or any Subsidiary; and (c) do not and will not result in any violation of any applicable law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any government, government instrumentality or court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Company or any Subsidiary or any of their assets, properties or operations (except in the case of this clause (c) for such violations that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect).  As used herein, a “Repayment Event” means any event or condition which gives the holder of any note, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness (or any person acting on such

 

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holder’s behalf) the right to require the repurchase, redemption or repayment of all or a portion of such indebtedness by the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

(xvii)                    Absence of Proceedings.  There is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or brought by any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened, against or affecting the Company or any Subsidiary, which is required to be disclosed in the Registration Statement (other than as disclosed therein), or which could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or which might materially and adversely affect the properties or assets thereof or the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement or the Indenture or the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder or thereunder; the aggregate of all pending legal or governmental proceedings to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party or of which any of their respective property or assets is the subject which are not described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, including ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xviii)                 Accuracy of Descriptions.  The descriptions in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, if any, of affiliate transactions, contracts required to be described therein and other legal documents are true and correct in all material respects, and there are no affiliate transactions, contracts or other documents of a character required to be described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, if any, or to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement which are not described or filed as required. All agreements between the Company and any other party expressly referenced in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus are legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their respective terms, except to the extent that enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles.

 

(xix)                       Absence of Further Requirements.  No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency is necessary or required for the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement or the Indenture, in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Securities hereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Indenture except such as have been already obtained or as may be required under the Act or state securities laws or the rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

 

(xx)                          Absence of Manipulation.  Neither the Company nor any affiliate of the Company has taken, nor will the Company or any affiliate of the Company take, directly or indirectly, any action which is designed to or which has

 

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constituted or which would be expected to cause or result in stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Securities.

 

(xxi)                       Possession of Licenses and Permits.  The Company and its Subsidiaries possess such permits, licenses, approvals, consents and other authorizations (collectively, “Governmental Licenses”) issued by the appropriate federal, state, local or foreign regulatory agencies or bodies necessary to conduct their business now operated by them, except (i) where the failure so to possess would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) as otherwise specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus; the Company and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with the terms and conditions of all such Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to comply would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect; all of the Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except when the invalidity of such Governmental Licenses or the failure of such Governmental Licenses to be in full force and effect would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect; and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such Governmental Licenses which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xxii)                    Title to Property.  The Company and its Subsidiaries have good and marketable title to all real property owned by the Company and its Subsidiaries and good title to all other properties owned by them, in each case, free and clear of all mortgages, pledges, liens, security interests, claims, restrictions or encumbrances of any kind except such as (a) are described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus or (b) do not, singly or in the aggregate, materially affect the value of such property and do not interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; and all of the leases and subleases to which the Company or any of the Subsidiaries is a party and are material to the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries, considered as one enterprise, and under which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries holds properties described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, are in full force and effect, and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has any notice of any material claim of any sort that has been asserted by anyone adverse to the rights of the Company or any Subsidiary under any of the leases or subleases mentioned above, or affecting or questioning the rights of the Company or such Subsidiary to the continued possession of the leased or subleased premises under any such lease or sublease.

 

(xxiii)                 Investment Company Act.  The Company is not and, solely after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Securities and the application of the proceeds thereof as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, will not be subject to registration and

 

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regulation as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”).

 

(xxiv)                Environmental Laws.  Except as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus and except as would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, (A) neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of any federal, state, local or foreign statute, law, rule, regulation, ordinance, code, policy or rule of common law or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or administrative order, consent, decree or judgment, relating to pollution or protection of human health, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or wildlife, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to the release or threatened release of chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, wastes, toxic substances, hazardous substances, petroleum or petroleum products, asbestos-containing materials or mold (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”) or to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials (collectively, “Environmental Laws”), (B) the Company and its Subsidiaries have all permits, authorizations and approvals required under any applicable Environmental Laws and are each in compliance with their requirements, (C) there are no pending or threatened administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigation or proceedings relating to any Environmental Law against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and (D) there are no events or circumstances that would reasonably be expected to form the basis of an order for clean-up or remediation, or an action, suit or proceeding by any private party or governmental body or agency, against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries relating to Hazardous Materials or any Environmental Laws.

 

(xxv)                   Registration Rights.  There are no persons with registration rights or other similar rights to have any securities registered pursuant to the Registration Statement or otherwise registered by the Company under the Act other than as described in, or filed as exhibits to, the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus.

 

(xxvi)                Accounting Controls and Disclosure Controls.  The Company maintains systems of “internal control over financial reporting” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act and have been designed by, or under the supervision of, its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP.  The Company maintains a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurances that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial

 

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statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets; (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; and (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences.  Except as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, since the filing of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, there has been (1) no material weakness in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (whether or not remediated) and (2) there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.  The Company maintains an effective system of “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act) that is designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, including controls and procedures designed to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  The Company has carried out evaluations of the effectiveness of its disclosure controls and procedures as required by Rule 13a-15 of the Exchange Act.

 

(xxvii)             Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  The Company is in compliance in all material respects with all provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder and the implementing provisions thereof (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”).

 

(xxviii)          Payment of Taxes.  All United States federal income tax returns of the Company required by law to be filed have been timely filed, if any such returns were required to be filed, and all taxes shown by such returns or otherwise assessed, which are due and payable, have been paid, except assessments against which appeals have been or will be promptly taken and as to which adequate reserves have been provided or with respect to which the failure to pay such taxes would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.  The Company has timely filed all other tax returns that are required to have been filed by it pursuant to applicable foreign, federal, state, local or other law except insofar as the failure to file such returns would not result in a Material Adverse Effect, and has paid all taxes due pursuant to such returns or pursuant to any assessment received by the Company or its Subsidiaries, except for such taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith and as to which adequate reserves have been provided or with respect to which the failure to pay such taxes would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.  The charges, accruals and reserves on the consolidated books of the Company in respect of any income and corporation tax liability for any years not finally determined are adequate to meet any assessments or re-assessments for additional income tax for any years not finally determined, except to the extent of any inadequacy that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(xxix)                Insurance.  The Company carries or is entitled to the benefits of insurance, with financially sound and reputable insurers, in such amounts and covering the Company and its Subsidiaries against such risks as is generally maintained by companies of established repute engaged in the same or similar business, and all such insurance is in full force and effect.  The Company has no reason to believe that it will not be able (A) to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such policies expire or (B) to obtain comparable coverage from similar institutions as may be necessary or appropriate to conduct its business as now conducted and at a cost that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xxx)                   Statistical and Market-Related Data.  Any statistical and market-related data included in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus are based on or derived from sources that the Company believes to be reliable and accurate.

 

(xxxi)                Sanctions.  None of the Company, any subsidiary of the Company and, to the knowledge of the Company, none of its controlled affiliates and none of the respective officers, directors or agents of the Company acting on behalf of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, (i) is currently the subject or target of any Sanctions (as defined below), (ii) is located, organized or residing in any country or territory to the extent that such country or territory itself is the subject of any Sanction (a “Designated Jurisdiction”), or (iii) is knowingly engaged in any transaction with any person who is the subject or target of Sanctions or who is located, organized or residing in any Designated Jurisdiction. The Company will not knowingly directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering of the Securities hereunder, or lend, contribute, provide or otherwise make available such proceeds, for the purpose of funding any activity or business in any Designated Jurisdiction or funding any activity or business of any person located, organized or residing in any Designated Jurisdiction or who is the subject of any Sanctions, or in any other manner that will result in any violation by any person (including any Underwriter) of Sanctions. As used herein, “Sanction(s)” means any sanction administered or enforced by the United States Government (including without limitation, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury or other relevant sanctions authority.

 

(xxxii)             Anti-Money Laundering; Anti-Corruption Laws.

 

(A)       None of the Company, any subsidiary of the Company and, to the knowledge of the Company, none of its controlled affiliates and none of the respective officers, directors or agents of the Company acting on behalf of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (i) has violated or is in violation of any applicable anti-money laundering law or (ii) has engaged or engages in any transaction, investment, undertaking or

 

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activity that conceals the identity, source or destination of the proceeds from any category of offenses designated in any applicable law, regulation or other binding measure implementing the “Forty Recommendations” and “Nine Special Recommendations” published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering.  No action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to the money laundering statutes of all jurisdictions, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any governmental agency is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

 

(B)       The Company and its subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance and will continue to conduct their businesses in compliance with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and, to the extent applicable to the Company and its subsidiaries, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions, and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance therewith.

 

(xxxiii)          Real Estate Investment Trust Status. The Company has made a timely election to be subject to tax as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) pursuant to Sections 856 through 860 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), for its taxable year ended December 31, 2009.  Commencing with its taxable year ended December 31, 2009, the Company has been organized and operated in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code, and the Company’s current organization and proposed method of operation as set forth in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus does and will enable it to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code.

 

Any certificate signed by any officer of the Company and delivered to the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters in connection with the offering of the Securities shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Company, as to matters covered thereby, to each Underwriter.

 

(b)                                 Starwood Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Manager”) represents and warrants to, and agrees with, each Underwriter as set forth below in this Section 1(b).

 

(i)                                     Certain Information. The information specifically relating to the Manager included in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus is true and correct in all material respects.  As of the date of this Agreement, the Manager has no plan or intention to materially alter its capital

 

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investment policy or investment allocation policy with respect to the Company as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus.

 

(ii)                                  Good Standing of the Manager.  The Manager is a limited liability company duly organized and validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware and has limited liability company power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement and the Manager’s Agreements and Instruments; and the Manager is duly qualified as a foreign limited liability company to transact business and is in good standing in each other jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. The “Manager’s Agreements and Instruments” refers to any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan or credit agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Manager is a party or by which it may be bound, or to which any of the property or assets of the Manager is subject.

 

(iii)                               Authorization of Agreement.  This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Manager.

 

(iv)                              Absence of Defaults and Conflicts.  The Manager is not in violation of its limited liability company agreement or other organizational documents or in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in the Agreements or Instruments to which it is bound or by which it may be bound, or which any of its property or assets is subject, except for such defaults that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect or that are otherwise specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus; and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein and therein and in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus and compliance by the Manager with its obligations hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary limited liability company action and (a) do not and will not, whether with or without the giving of notice or passage of time or both, conflict with or constitute a breach of, or default or Repayment Event under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any property or assets of the Manager pursuant to the Manager’s Agreements and Instruments (except for such conflicts, breaches, defaults or Repayment Events or liens, charges or encumbrances that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect or that are otherwise specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Final Prospectus and the Disclosure Package), (b)

 

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do not and will not result in any violation of the provisions of the limited liability company agreement or other organizational documents of the Manager, and (c) do not or will not result in any violation of any applicable law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any government, government instrumentality or court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Manager or any of its assets, properties or operations (except in the case of this clause (c) for such violations that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect).

 

(v)                                 Absence of Further Requirements.  No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency is necessary or required for the performance by the Manager of its obligations hereunder, in connection with the offering or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except such as have been already obtained or as may be required under the Act or state securities laws of the rules of FINRA or as are described in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus.

 

(vi)                              Possession of Licenses and Permits.  Except as specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, the Manager possesses such Governmental Licenses issued by the appropriate federal, state, local or foreign regulatory agencies or bodies necessary for the Manager to perform its duties set forth in the Management Agreement, dated as of August 17, 2009, between the Company and the Manager, as amended (the “Management Agreement”) except where the failure so to possess would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect; the Manager is in compliance with the terms and conditions of all such Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to comply would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect; all of such Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except when the invalidity of such Governmental Licenses or the failure of such Governmental Licenses to be in full force and effect would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect; and the Manager has not received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such Governmental Licenses which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(vii)                           Absence of Proceedings.  Except as specifically disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus, there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or brought by any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or, to the knowledge of the Manager, threatened, against or affecting the Manager which might result in a Material Adverse Effect, or which might materially and adversely affect the properties or assets thereof or the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement or the performance by the Manager

 

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of its obligations hereunder; the aggregate of all pending legal or governmental proceedings to which the Manager is a party or of which any of its property or assets is the subject, including ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business, could not result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(viii)                        Employment; Noncompetition; Nondisclosure.  The Manager has not been notified that any of its current executive officers plans to terminate his or her employment with the Manager.  None of the Manager, Starwood Capital or any executive officer of the Manager or Starwood Capital’s mortgage origination or investment team is subject to any noncompete, nondisclosure, confidentiality, employment, consulting or similar agreement that would be violated by the present or proposed business activities of the Company or the Manager as described in the Management Agreement, the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus.

 

(ix)                              Internal Controls.  The Manager operates a system of internal controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (A) transactions that may be effectuated by it on behalf of the Company pursuant to its duties set forth in the Management Agreement will be executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization and (B) access to the Company’s assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization.

 

(x)                                 Investment Advisers Act.  The Manager is not prohibited by the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Advisers Act”), or the rules and regulations thereunder, from performing the duties set forth in the Management Agreement and disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus.

 

Any certificate signed by any officer of the Manager and delivered to the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters in connection with the offering of the Securities shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Manager, as to matters covered thereby, to each Underwriter.

 

2.                                      Purchase and Sale.  Subject to the terms and conditions and in reliance upon the representations and warranties herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to each Underwriter, and each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase from the Company, at the purchase price set forth in Schedule I hereto, the principal amount of Securities set forth opposite such Underwriter’s name in Schedule II hereto.

 

3.                                      Delivery and Payment.  Delivery of and payment for the Securities shall be made on the date and at the time specified in Schedule I hereto or at such time on such later date not more than three Business Days after the foregoing date as the Representatives shall designate, which date and time may be postponed by agreement between the Representatives and the Company or as provided in Section 9 hereof (such date and time of delivery and payment for

 

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the Securities being herein called the “Closing Date”).  Delivery of the Securities shall be made to the Representatives for the respective accounts of the several Underwriters against payment by the several Underwriters through the Representatives of the purchase price thereof to or upon the order of the Company by wire transfer payable in same-day funds to an account specified by the Company.  Delivery of the Securities shall be made through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company unless the Representatives shall otherwise instruct.

 

4.                                      Offering by Underwriters.  It is understood that the several Underwriters propose to offer the Securities for sale to the public as set forth in the Final Prospectus.

 

5.                                      Agreements.  The Company agrees with the several Underwriters that:

 

(a)                                 Prior to the termination of the offering of the Securities, the Company will not file any amendment of the Registration Statement or supplement (including the Final Prospectus or any Preliminary Prospectus) to the Base Prospectus unless the Company has furnished you a copy for your review prior to filing and will not file any such proposed amendment or supplement to which you reasonably object.  The Company will cause the Final Prospectus, properly completed, and any supplement thereto to be filed in a form approved by the Representatives with the Commission pursuant to the applicable paragraph of Rule 424(b) within the time period prescribed and will provide evidence satisfactory to the Representatives of such timely filing.  The Company will promptly advise the Representatives (i) when the Final Prospectus, and any supplement thereto, shall have been filed (if required) with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b), (ii) when, prior to termination of the offering of the Securities, any amendment to the Registration Statement shall have been filed or become effective, (iii) of any request by the Commission or its staff for any amendment of the Registration Statement, or for any supplement to the Final Prospectus or for any additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or of any notice objecting to its use or the institution or threatening of any proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act and (v) of the receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Securities or the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities for sale in any jurisdiction or the institution or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose.  The Company will use its best efforts to prevent the issuance of any such stop order or the occurrence of any such suspension or objection to the use of the Registration Statement and, upon such issuance, occurrence or notice of objection, to obtain as soon as possible the withdrawal of such stop order or relief from such occurrence or objection, including, if necessary, if not an automatic shelf registration statement, by filing an amendment to the Registration Statement or a new registration statement and using its best efforts to have such amendment or new registration statement declared effective as soon as practicable.

 

(b)                                 If, at any time prior to the filing of the Final Prospectus pursuant to Rule 424(b), any event occurs as a result of which the Disclosure Package would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein in the light of the circumstances under which they were made not misleading, the Company will (i) notify promptly the Representatives so that any use of

 

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the Disclosure Package may cease until it is amended or supplemented; (ii) amend or supplement, subject to the first two sentences of paragraph (a) of this Section 5, the Disclosure Package to correct such statement or omission; and (iii) supply any amendment or supplement to you in such quantities as you may reasonably request.

 

(c)                                  If, at any time when a prospectus relating to the Securities is required to be delivered under the Act (including in circumstances where such requirement may be satisfied pursuant to Rule 172), any event occurs as a result of which the Final Prospectus as then supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein in the light of the circumstances under which they were made not misleading, or if it shall be necessary to amend the Registration Statement, file a new registration statement or supplement the Final Prospectus to comply with the Act or the Exchange Act or the respective rules thereunder, including in connection with use or delivery of the Final Prospectus, the Company promptly will (i) notify the Representatives of any such event, (ii) prepare and file with the Commission, subject to the first two sentences of paragraph (a) of this Section 5, an amendment or supplement or new registration statement which will correct such statement or omission or effect such compliance, (iii) use its best efforts to have any amendment to the Registration Statement or new registration statement, if not an automatic shelf registration statement, declared effective as soon as practicable in order to avoid any disruption in use of the Final Prospectus and (iv) supply any supplemented Final Prospectus to you in such quantities as you may reasonably request.

 

(d)                                 As soon as practicable, the Company will make generally available to its security holders and to the Representatives an earnings statement or statements of the Company and its Subsidiaries which will satisfy the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Act and Rule 158.

 

(e)                                  The Company will furnish to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, without charge, signed copies of the Registration Statement (including exhibits thereto) and to each other Underwriter a copy of the Registration Statement (without exhibits thereto) and, so long as delivery of a prospectus by an Underwriter or dealer may be required by the Act (including in circumstances where such requirement may be satisfied pursuant to Rule 172), as many copies of each Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and any supplement thereto as the Representatives may reasonably request.  The Company will pay the expenses of printing or other production of all documents relating to the offering.

 

(f)                                   The Company will arrange, if necessary, for the qualification of the Securities and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities for sale under the laws of such jurisdictions as the Representatives may designate and will maintain such qualifications in effect so long as required for the distribution of the Securities and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities; provided that in no event shall the Company be obligated to qualify to do business in any jurisdiction where it is not now so qualified or to take any action that would subject it to service of process in suits, other than those arising out of the offering or sale of the

 

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Securities and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities, in any jurisdiction where it is not now so subject.

 

(g)                                  The Company agrees that, unless it has or shall have obtained the prior written consent of the Representatives, and each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, agrees with the Company that, unless it has or shall have obtained, as the case may be, the prior written consent of the Company, it has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Securities that would constitute an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or that would otherwise constitute a “free writing prospectus” (as defined in Rule 405) required to be filed by the Company with the Commission or retained by the Company under Rule 433; provided that the prior written consent of the parties hereto shall be deemed to have been given in respect of the Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses included in Schedule III hereto and any electronic road show.  Any such free writing prospectus consented to by the Representatives or the Company is hereinafter referred to as a “Permitted Free Writing Prospectus.”  The Company agrees that (x) it has treated and will treat, as the case may be, each Permitted Free Writing Prospectus as an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and (y) it has complied and will comply, as the case may be, with the requirements of Rules 164 and 433 applicable to any Permitted Free Writing Prospectus, including in respect of timely filing with the Commission, legending and record keeping.

 

(h)                                 The Company will not, without the prior written consent of Goldman, Sachs & Co., offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge, or otherwise dispose of or hedge (or enter into any transaction which is designed to, or might reasonably be expected to, result in the disposition (whether by actual disposition or effective economic disposition due to cash settlement or otherwise) by the Company or any affiliate of the Company or any person in privity with the Company or any affiliate of the Company) directly or indirectly, including the filing (or participation in the filing) of a registration statement with the Commission in respect of, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act with respect to, any shares of Common Stock or  any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of Common Stock; or publicly announce an intention to effect any such transaction, until 45 days after the date of the Final Prospectus, provided, however, that the Company may issue and sell Common Stock pursuant to any employee stock option plan, equity incentive plan, stock ownership plan or dividend reinvestment plan of the Company in effect at the Execution Time, the Company may issue Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of securities or the exercise of warrants outstanding at the Execution Time, the Company may issue Common Stock in connection with acquisition transactions, including the acquisition of real property or interests therein, including mortgage or leasehold interests, in an aggregate amount not to exceed 5% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the date of such issuance, and the Company may file a registration statement with regard to securities issued or to be issued under any equity incentive plan.

 

(i)                                     The Company agrees to pay or cause to be paid the costs and expenses relating to the following matters: (i) the preparation, printing, reproduction and filing with the Commission of the Registration Statement (including financial statements and exhibits thereto), each Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, and each amendment or supplement to any of them; (ii) the printing (or

 

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reproduction) and delivery (including postage, air freight charges and charges for counting and packaging) of such copies of the Registration Statement, each Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, and all amendments or supplements to any of them, as may, in each case, be reasonably requested for use in connection with the offering and sale of the Securities and the issuance of the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities; (iii) the preparation, printing, authentication, issuance and delivery of certificates for the Securities, including any stamp or transfer taxes in connection with the original issuance and sale of the Securities; (iv) the printing (or reproduction) and delivery of this Agreement, any blue sky memorandum and all other agreements or documents printed (or reproduced) and delivered in connection with the offering of the Securities; (v) the listing of the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities on the New York Stock Exchange; (vi) any registration or qualification of the Securities and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities for offer and sale under the securities or blue sky laws of the several states (including filing fees and the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for the Underwriters relating to such registration and qualification); (vii) any filings required to be made with the FINRA (including filing fees and the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for the Underwriters relating to such filings); (viii) the transportation and other expenses incurred by or on behalf of Company representatives in connection with presentations to prospective purchasers of the Securities; (ix) the fees and expenses of the Company’s accountants and the fees and expenses of counsel (including local and special counsel) for the Company; (x) the fees and expenses of the Trustee and any agent of the Trustee and the fees and disbursements of counsel for the Trustee in connection with the Indenture and the Securities; (xi) the fees of any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” (as defined in Section 3(a)(62) under the Exchange Act); and (xii) all other costs and expenses incident to the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder.

 

(j)                                    The Company intends to operate in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation of the Company as a REIT under the Code until such time as the Company’s board of directors determines that operating in such manner is not in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders.

 

(k)                                 The Company agrees to pay the fees required by the Commission relating to the Securities within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1) without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r).

 

(l)                                     The Company agrees to reserve and keep available at all times, free of preemptive rights, shares of Common Stock for the purpose of enabling the Company to satisfy any obligation to issue shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the Securities.

 

(m)                             The Company agrees to use its best efforts to list, subject to notice of issuance, the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

6.                                      Conditions to the Obligations of the Underwriters.  The obligations of the Underwriters to purchase the Securities shall be subject to the accuracy of the representations

 

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and warranties on the part of the Company and the Manager contained herein as of the Execution Time and the Closing Date , to the accuracy of the statements of the Company and the Manager made in any certificates pursuant to the provisions hereof, to the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions:

 

(a)                                 The Final Prospectus, and any supplement thereto, have been filed in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b); any other material required to be filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Act, shall have been filed with the Commission within the applicable time periods prescribed for such filings by Rule 433; and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any notice objecting to its use shall have been issued and no proceedings for that purpose shall have been instituted or threatened.

 

(b)                                 At the Closing Date, the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinions, dated as of the Closing Date, of each of Sidley Austin LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP, counsel for the Company and the Manager, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letters for each of the other Underwriters substantially in the forms set forth in Exhibits A-1 and A-2 and Exhibit B hereto, respectively, and to such further effect as counsel to the Underwriters may reasonably request.

 

In rendering each such opinion, as applicable, such counsel may rely (A) as to matters involving the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York or the federal laws of the United States, to the extent they deem proper and specified in such opinion, upon the opinion of other counsel of good standing whom they believe to be reliable and who are satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters and (B) as to matters of fact, to the extent they deem proper, on certificates of responsible officers of the Company and public officials.  References to the Final Prospectus in this paragraph (b) shall also include any supplements thereto at the Closing Date.

 

(c)                                  The Representatives shall have received from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, such opinion and 10b-5 statement, dated the Closing Date and addressed to the Representatives, with respect to the issuance and sale of the Securities, the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package, the Final Prospectus (together with any supplement thereto) and other related matters as the Representatives may reasonably require, and the Company shall have furnished to such counsel such documents as they request for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon such matters.

 

(d)                                 The Company shall have furnished to the Representatives a certificate of the Company, signed by the Chairman of the Board or the President and the principal financial or accounting officer of the Company, dated the Closing Date, to the effect that the signers of such certificate have carefully examined the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package, the Final Prospectus and any supplements or amendments thereto, as well as each electronic road show used in connection with the offering of the Securities, and this Agreement and that, to the best knowledge of such officers:

 

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(i)                                     the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct on and as of the Closing Date with the same effect as if made on the Closing Date and the Company has complied with all the agreements and satisfied all the conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied at or prior to the Closing Date;

 

(ii)                                  no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any notice objecting to its use has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened; and

 

(iii)                               since the date of the most recent financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto), there has been no material adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise), prospects, earnings, business or properties of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, whether or not arising from transactions in the ordinary course of business, except as set forth in or contemplated in the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto).

 

(e)                                  The Manager shall have furnished to the Representatives a certificate of the Manager, signed by the President of the Manager, dated the Closing Date, to the effect that the signer of such certificate has carefully examined the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package, the Final Prospectus and any supplements or amendments thereto, as well as each electronic road show used in connection with the offering of the Securities, and this Agreement and that, to the best knowledge of such officer, the representations and warranties of the Manager in this Agreement are true and correct on and as of the Closing Date with the same effect as if made on the Closing Date.

 

(f)                                   The Company shall have requested and caused Deloitte & Touche LLP to have furnished to the Representatives, at the Execution Time and at the Closing Date, letters (which may refer to letters previously delivered to one or more of the Representatives), dated respectively as of the Execution Time and as of the Closing Date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information of the Company contained or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus.

 

(g)                                  Subsequent to the Execution Time or, if earlier, the dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement (exclusive of any amendment thereof) and the Final Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto), there shall not have been (i) any change or decrease specified in the letter or letters referred to in paragraph (f) of this Section 6 or (ii) any change, or any development involving a prospective change, in or affecting the condition (financial or otherwise), earnings, business or properties of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, whether or not arising from transactions in the ordinary course of business, except as set forth in or

 

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contemplated in the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto) the effect of which, in any case referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above, is, in the sole judgment of the Representatives, so material and adverse as to make it impractical or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the Securities as contemplated by the Registration Statement (exclusive of any amendment thereof), the Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto).

 

(h)                                 Prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall have furnished to the Representatives such further information, certificates and documents as the Representatives may reasonably request.

 

(i)                                     Prior to the Closing Date, the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities shall have been listed and admitted and authorized for trading on the NYSE, subject only to notice of issuance.

 

(j)                                    At the Execution Time, the Company shall have furnished to the Representatives a letter substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto from (i) each officer and director of the Company (other than Barry Sternlicht) and (ii) SPT Investment, LLC, in each case addressed to the Representatives.

 

(k)                                 At the Execution Time, the Company shall have furnished to the Representatives a letter substantially in the form of Exhibit D hereto from (i) the Manager and (ii) Barry Sternlicht, in each case addressed to the Representatives.

 

If any of the conditions specified in this Section 6 shall not have been fulfilled when and as provided in this Agreement, or if any of the opinions and certificates mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall not be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, this Agreement and all obligations of the Underwriters hereunder may be canceled at, or at any time prior to, the Closing Date by the Representatives. Notice of such cancellation shall be given to the Company in writing or by telephone or facsimile confirmed in writing.

 

The documents required to be delivered by this Section 6 shall be delivered at the office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, at Four Times Square, New York, New York, 10036-6522, on the Closing Date.

 

7.                                      Reimbursement of Underwriters’ Expenses.  If the sale of the Securities provided for herein is not consummated because any condition to the obligations of the Underwriters set forth in Section 6 hereof is not satisfied or because of any termination pursuant to clause (i) of Section 10 hereof (as to the Common Stock only), the Company will reimburse the Underwriters severally through Goldman, Sachs & Co. on demand for all expenses (including reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel) that shall have been incurred by them in connection with the proposed purchase and sale of the Securities.

 

8.                                      Indemnification and Contribution.  (a)  The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, the directors, officers, employees and agents of each Underwriter, any broker-dealer affiliate of an Underwriter involved in the distribution of

 

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the Securities, and each person who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of either the Act or the Exchange Act against any and all losses, claims, damages or liabilities, joint or several, to which they or any of them may become subject under the Act, the Exchange Act or other federal or state statutory law or regulation, at common law or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement as originally filed or in any amendment thereof, or in the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or any other preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the Securities, the Final Prospectus, or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or in any amendment thereof or supplement thereto, or arise out of or are based upon the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein (in the case of the Base Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made) not misleading, and agrees to reimburse each such indemnified party, as incurred, for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by them in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action; provided, however, that the Company will not be liable in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage or liability arises out of or is based upon any such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made therein in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by or on behalf of any Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.  This indemnity agreement will be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have.

 

(b)                                 Each Underwriter severally and not jointly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, each of its directors, each of its officers who signs the Registration Statement, and each person who controls the Company within the meaning of either the Act or the Exchange Act, to the same extent as the foregoing indemnity from the Company to each Underwriter, but only with reference to written information furnished to the Company by or on behalf of such Underwriter through the Representatives specifically for inclusion in the documents referred to in the foregoing indemnity.  This indemnity agreement will be in addition to any liability which any Underwriter may otherwise have.  The Company acknowledges that the statements set forth in the last paragraph of the cover page regarding delivery of the Securities and, under the heading “Underwriting,” the first and second sentences of the third paragraph and the second sentence of the sixth paragraph, the first and second sentences of the seventh paragraph and the third sentence of the eighth paragraph in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Final Prospectus constitute the only information furnished in writing by or on behalf of the several Underwriters for inclusion in any Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus.

 

(c)                                  Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Section 8 of notice of the commencement of any action, such indemnified party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the indemnifying party under this Section 8, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the commencement thereof; but the failure so to notify the indemnifying party (i) will not relieve it from liability under paragraph (a) or (b) above

 

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to the extent it is not materially prejudiced as a result thereof and (ii) will not, in any event, relieve the indemnifying party from any obligations to any indemnified party other than the indemnification obligation provided in paragraph (a) or (b) above.  The indemnifying party shall be entitled to appoint counsel of the indemnifying party’s choice at the indemnifying party’s expense to represent the indemnified party in any action for which indemnification is sought (in which case the indemnifying party shall not thereafter be responsible for the fees and expenses of any separate counsel retained by the indemnified party or parties except as set forth below); provided, however, that such counsel shall be satisfactory to the indemnified party.  Notwithstanding the indemnifying party’s election to appoint counsel to represent the indemnified party in an action, the indemnified party shall have the right to employ separate counsel (including local counsel), and the indemnifying party shall bear the reasonable fees, costs and expenses of such separate counsel if (i) the use of counsel chosen by the indemnifying party to represent the indemnified party would present such counsel with a conflict of interest, (ii) the actual or potential defendants in, or targets of, any such action include both the indemnified party and the indemnifying party and the indemnified party shall have reasonably concluded that there may be legal defenses available to it and/or other indemnified parties which are different from or additional to those available to the indemnifying party, (iii) the indemnifying party shall not have employed counsel satisfactory to the indemnified party to represent the indemnified party within a reasonable time after notice of the institution of such action or (iv) the indemnifying party shall authorize the indemnified party to employ separate counsel at the expense of the indemnifying party.  An indemnifying party will not, without the prior written consent of the indemnified parties, settle or compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to any pending or threatened claim, action, suit or proceeding in respect of which indemnification or contribution may be sought hereunder (whether or not the indemnified parties are actual or potential parties to such claim or action) unless such settlement, compromise or consent (i) includes an unconditional release of each indemnified party from all liability arising out of such claim, action, suit or proceeding and (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of any indemnified party.

 

(d)                                 In the event that the indemnity provided in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section 8 is unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party for any reason, the Company and the Underwriters severally agree to contribute to the aggregate losses, claims, damages and liabilities (including legal or other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with investigating or defending the same) (collectively “Losses”) to which the Company and one or more of the Underwriters may be subject in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and by the Underwriters on the other from the offering of the Securities; provided, however, that in no case shall any Underwriter (except as may be provided in any agreement among underwriters relating to the offering of the Securities) be responsible for any amount in excess of the underwriting discount or commission applicable to the Securities purchased by such Underwriter hereunder. If the allocation provided by the first sentence of this Section 8(d) is unavailable for any reason, the Company and the Underwriters severally shall contribute in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only such relative benefits but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and of the Underwriters on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which

 

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resulted in such Losses as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.  Benefits received by the Company shall be deemed to be equal to the total net proceeds from the offering (before deducting expenses) received by it, and benefits received by the Underwriters shall be deemed to be equal to the total underwriting discounts and commissions, in each case as set forth on the cover page of the Final Prospectus. Relative fault shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether any untrue or any alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information provided by the Company on the one hand or the Underwriters on the other, the intent of the parties and their relative knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such untrue statement or omission.  The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution were determined by pro rata allocation or any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this paragraph (d), no person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.  For purposes of this Section 8, each person who controls an Underwriter within the meaning of either the Act or the Exchange Act and each director, officer, employee, agent of an Underwriter and each broker-dealer affiliate of an Underwriter involved in the distribution of the Securities shall have the same rights to contribution as such Underwriter, and each person who controls the Company within the meaning of either the Act or the Exchange Act, each officer of the Company who shall have signed the Registration Statement and each director of the Company shall have the same rights to contribution as the Company, subject in each case to the applicable terms and conditions of this paragraph (d).

 

9.                                      Default by an Underwriter.  If any one or more Underwriters shall fail to purchase and pay for any of the Securities agreed to be purchased by such Underwriter or Underwriters hereunder and such failure to purchase shall constitute a default in the performance of its or their obligations under this Agreement, the remaining Underwriters shall be obligated severally to take up and pay for (in the respective proportions which the amount of Securities set forth opposite their names in Schedule II hereto bears to the aggregate principal amount of Securities set forth opposite the names of all the remaining Underwriters) the Securities which the defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters agreed but failed to purchase; provided, however, that in the event that the aggregate principal amount of Securities which the defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters agreed but failed to purchase shall exceed 10% of the aggregate principal amount of Securities set forth in Schedule II hereto, the remaining Underwriters shall have the right to purchase all, but shall not be under any obligation to purchase any, of the Securities, and if such nondefaulting Underwriters do not purchase all the Securities, this Agreement will terminate without liability to any nondefaulting Underwriter or the Company.  In the event of a default by any Underwriter as set forth in this Section 9, the Closing Date shall be postponed for such period, not exceeding five Business Days, as the Representatives shall determine in order that the required changes in the Registration Statement and the Final Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements may be effected.  Nothing contained in this Agreement shall relieve any defaulting Underwriter of its liability, if any, to the Company and any nondefaulting Underwriter for damages occasioned by its default hereunder.

 

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10.                               Termination.  This Agreement shall be subject to termination in the absolute discretion of the Representatives, by notice given to the Company prior to delivery of and payment for the Securities, if at any time prior to such delivery and payment (i) trading in the Company’s Common Stock shall have been suspended by the Commission or the New York Stock Exchange or trading in securities generally on the New York Stock Exchange shall have been suspended or limited or minimum prices shall have been established on such exchange, (ii) a banking moratorium shall have been declared either by federal or New York State authorities, (iii) there shall have occurred any outbreak or escalation of hostilities, declaration by the United States of a national emergency or war, or other calamity or crisis the effect of which on financial markets is such as to make it, in the sole judgment of the Representatives, impractical or inadvisable to proceed with the offering or delivery of the Securities as contemplated by any Preliminary Prospectus, the Disclosure Package or the Final Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto), (iv) a downgrading in the rating accorded the Company’s debt securities by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” shall have occurred, or (v) any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” shall have publicly announced that it has under surveillance or review, with possible negative implications, its rating of any of the Company’s debt securities.

 

11.                               Representations and Indemnities to Survive.  The respective agreements, representations, warranties, indemnities and other statements of the Company, the Manager or their respective officers and of the Underwriters set forth in or made pursuant to this Agreement will remain in full force and effect, regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of any Underwriter or the Company or any of the officers, directors, employees, agents, broker-dealer affiliates or controlling persons referred to in Section 8 hereof, and will survive delivery of and payment for the Securities.  The provisions of Section 5(i) (with respect to subclauses (vi) and (vii) only, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement), Sections 7 and 8 hereof and this Section 11 shall survive the termination or cancellation of this Agreement.

 

12.                               Notices.  All communications hereunder will be in writing and effective only on receipt, and, if sent to the Representatives, will be mailed, delivered or telefaxed to Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Registration Department; or, if sent to the Company, will be mailed, delivered or telefaxed to Andrew J. Sossen, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at (203) 422-8192 and confirmed to him at Starwood Property Trust, Inc. at 591 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, Attention:  Andrew J. Sossen.

 

In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), the Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their respective clients, including the Company, which information may include the name and address of their respective clients, as well as other information that will allow  the Underwriters to properly identify their respective clients.

 

13.                               Successors.  This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and the officers, directors, employees, agents, broker-dealer affiliates and controlling persons referred to in Section 8 hereof, and no other person will have any right or obligation hereunder.

 

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14.                               No Fiduciary Duty. The Company hereby acknowledges that (a) the purchase and sale of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement is an arm’s-length commercial transaction between the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters and any affiliate through which any Underwriter may be acting, on the other, (b) each Underwriter is acting as principal and not as an agent or fiduciary of the Company and (c) the Company’s engagement of the Underwriters in connection with the offering and the process leading up to the offering of the Securities is as independent contractors and not in any other capacity. Furthermore, the Company agrees that it is solely responsible for making its own judgments in connection with the offering (irrespective of whether any of the Underwriters has advised or is currently advising the Company on related or other matters).  The Company agrees that it will not claim that the Underwriters have rendered advisory services of any nature or respect, or owe an agency, fiduciary or similar duty to the Company, in connection with such transaction or the process leading thereto.

 

15.                               Integration. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings (whether written or oral) among the Company, the Manager and the Underwriters, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof.

 

16.                               Applicable Law.  This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed within the State of New York.

 

17.                               Waiver of Jury Trial.  The Company hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

18.                               Counterparts.  This Agreement may be signed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

 

19.                               Headings.  The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.

 

20.                               Definitions.  The terms that follow, when used in this Agreement, shall have the meanings indicated.

 

“Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

 

“Applicable Time” shall mean 7:30 a.m. (New York City time) on the date hereof.

 

“Base Prospectus” shall mean the base prospectus, dated April 1, 2016, contained in the Registration Statement at the Execution Time.

 

“Business Day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday or a day on which banking institutions or trust companies are authorized or obligated by law to close in New York City.

 

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“Commission” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

“Disclosure Package” shall mean (i) the Base Prospectus, (ii) the Preliminary Prospectus used most recently prior to the Execution Time, (iii) any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and (iv) the other information identified in Schedule III hereto, when taken together as a whole.

 

“Effective Date” shall mean each date and time that the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment or amendments thereto became or becomes effective.

 

“Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

 

“Execution Time” shall mean the date and time that this Agreement is executed and delivered by the parties hereto.

 

“Final Prospectus” shall mean the prospectus supplement relating to the Securities that was first filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) after the Execution Time, together with the Base Prospectus.

 

“Free Writing Prospectus” shall mean a free writing prospectus, as defined in Rule 405.

 

“Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” shall mean an issuer free writing prospectus, as defined in Rule 433.

 

“Preliminary Prospectus” shall mean any preliminary prospectus supplement to the Base Prospectus which is used prior to the filing of the Final Prospectus, together with the Base Prospectus.

 

“Registration Statement” shall mean the registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-210560) filed by the Company with the Commission on April 1, 2016, including exhibits and financial statements and any prospectus supplement relating to the Securities that is filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) and deemed part of such registration statement pursuant to Rule 430B, as amended on each Effective Date and, in the event any post-effective amendment thereto becomes effective prior to the Closing Date, shall also mean such registration statement as so amended.

 

“Rule 158”, “Rule 163”, “Rule 164”, “Rule 172”, “Rule 405”, “Rule 415”, “Rule 424”, “Rule 430B” and “Rule 433” refer to such rules under the Act.

 

“Trust Indenture Act” shall mean the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder

 

“Well-Known Seasoned Issuer” shall mean a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405.

 

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, please sign and return to us the enclosed duplicate hereof, whereupon this letter and your acceptance shall represent a binding agreement among the Company, the Manager and the several Underwriters.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Rina Paniry

 

 

Name: Rina Paniry

 

 

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

SPT Management, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Andrew J. Sossen

 

 

Name: Andrew J. Sossen

 

 

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

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The foregoing Agreement is hereby confirmed and accepted as of the date specified in Schedule I hereto.

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Daniel Yang

 

 

Name:

Daniel Yang

 

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

 

For themselves and the several Underwriters named in Schedule II to the foregoing Agreement.

 

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Schedule I

 

Underwriting Agreement, dated March 24, 2017

 

Registration Statement File No. 333-210560

 

Representative:  Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Title, Purchase Price and Description of Securities:

 

Title:  4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023

 

Principal Amount of Securities to be sold by the Company: $250,000,000

 

Price to the Public:  100.00% of the principal amount of the Securities

 

Price to the Underwriter:  99.00% of the principal amount of the Securities

 

Closing Date, Time and Location:  March 29, 2017 at 10:00  a.m. at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Four Times Square, New York, New York 10036-6522

 

Type of Offering:  Non-Delayed

 



 

Schedule II

 

Underwriters

 

Principal Amount of Securities to be
Purchased

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

$

250,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

250,000,000

 

 



 

Schedule III

 

Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses and Other Information included in the Disclosure Package

 

Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses:

 

Pricing Term Sheet attached hereto as Exhibit E.

 

Other Information included in Disclosure Package:

 

None.

 



 

Exhibit A-1

 

Form of Corporate Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP

 

 



 

Exhibit A-2

 

Form of Tax Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP

 

 



 

Exhibit B

 

Form of Maryland Law Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP

 

 



 

Exhibit C

 

Form of Lock-Up Agreement

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

Public Offering of Convertible Senior Notes

 

March 24, 2017

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

 

As representatives of the several underwriters

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

This letter is being delivered to you in connection with the proposed Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), SPT Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Manager”), and you, as representative of the several underwriters named therein, relating to an underwritten public offering of Convertible Senior Notes of the Company.

 

In order to induce you to enter into the Underwriting Agreement, the undersigned will not, without the prior written consent of Goldman, Sachs & Co., offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of or hedge (or enter into any transaction which is designed to, or might reasonably be expected to, result in the disposition (whether by actual disposition or effective economic disposition due to cash settlement or otherwise) by the undersigned or any affiliate of the undersigned or any person in privity with the undersigned or any affiliate of the undersigned), directly or indirectly, including the filing (or participation in the filing) of a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in respect of, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder with respect to, any shares of capital stock of the Company or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for such capital stock, or publicly announce an intention to effect any such transaction, for a period of 45 days after the date of the Underwriting Agreement (the “Lock-Up Period”), other than the following dispositions of shares of Common Stock:

 

(i) transfers of Common Stock that qualify as bona fide gifts or that are made to any trust for the direct or indirect benefit of the undersigned or the immediate family of the undersigned (for purposes of this lock-up agreement, “immediate family” shall mean any relationship by blood, marriage or adoption, not more remote than first cousin); provided, that (a) the representative receive a signed lock-up agreement for the balance of the Lock-Up Period (as it may be extended pursuant to the following paragraph) from the donee or trustee, as the case may be, and (b) such transfers are not required to be reported in any public report or filing with the SEC or otherwise during the Lock-Up Period and are not voluntarily so reported; or

 



 

(ii) sales of Common Stock to satisfy tax obligations (withholding or otherwise) of the undersigned in connection with the grant by the Company to the undersigned of equity awards, or the vesting of equity awards granted to, or acquired by the undersigned, in either case pursuant to equity incentive plans existing and as in effect on the date of this lock-up agreement.

 

If for any reason the Underwriting Agreement shall be terminated prior to the Closing Date (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), the agreement set forth above shall likewise be terminated.

 

This lock-up agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed within the State of New York.

 

 

Yours very truly,

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Address:

 



 

Exhibit D

 

Form of Lock-Up Agreement

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

Public Offering of Convertible Senior Notes

 

March 24, 2017

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

 

As representative of the several underwriters

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

This letter is being delivered to you in connection with the proposed Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), SPT Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Manager”), and you, as representative of the several underwriters named therein, relating to an underwritten public offering of Convertible Senior Notes of the Company.

 

In order to induce you to enter into the Underwriting Agreement, the undersigned will not, without the prior written consent of Goldman, Sachs & Co., offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of or hedge (or enter into any transaction which is designed to, or might reasonably be expected to, result in the disposition (whether by actual disposition or effective economic disposition due to cash settlement or otherwise) by the undersigned or any affiliate of the undersigned or any person in privity with the undersigned or any affiliate of the undersigned), directly or indirectly, including the filing (or participation in the filing) of a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in respect of, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder with respect to, any shares of capital stock of the Company or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for such capital stock, or publicly announce an intention to effect any such transaction, for a period of 45 days after the date of the Underwriting Agreement (the “Lock-Up Period”), other than the following dispositions of shares of Common Stock:

 

(i) transfers of Common Stock that qualify as bona fide gifts or that are made to any trust for the direct or indirect benefit of the undersigned or the immediate family of the undersigned (for purposes of this lock-up agreement, “immediate family” shall mean any relationship by blood, marriage or adoption, not more remote than first cousin); provided, that (a) the representative receives a signed lock-up agreement for the balance of the Lock-Up Period (as it may be extended pursuant to the following paragraph) from the donee or trustee, as the case

 



 

may be, and (b) such transfers are not required to be reported in any public report or filing with the SEC or otherwise during the Lock-Up Period and are not voluntarily so reported; or

 

(ii) sales of Common Stock to satisfy tax obligations (withholding or otherwise) of the undersigned in connection with the grant by the Company to the undersigned of equity awards, or the vesting of equity awards granted to, or acquired by the undersigned, in either case pursuant to equity incentive plans existing and as in effect on the date of this lock-up agreement.

 

The parties hereto acknowledge that (i) the Company has previously granted the Manager 1,281,250 restricted stock units, which units may be settled in shares of Common Stock upon the vesting thereof (“RSUs”), (ii) prior to the commencement of the Lock-Up Period, the Company has issued shares of Common Stock to the Manager in respect of the portion of such RSUs that have previously vested, (iii) during the Lock-Up Period, the Company may issue shares of Common Stock to the Manager in respect of such RSUs that vest during the Lock-Up Period, and (iv) prior to the commencement of the Lock-Up Period, the Manager allocated certain of the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the vesting of such RSUs to certain employees and advisors of the Manager and its affiliates as equity compensation. Therefore, notwithstanding the restrictions set forth in the preceding paragraphs, the Manager may transfer shares of Common Stock issued to it pursuant to clause (ii) or (iii) above to any employees or advisors referred to in clause (iv) above (whether currently employed by, or advising, the Manager or any of its affiliates) during the Lock-Up Period. The parties hereto also acknowledge that during the Lock-Up Period, the Manager may allocate to one or more employees and advisors of the Manager or its affiliates, certain of the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the vesting of the previously granted RSUs as equity compensation. Therefore, notwithstanding the restrictions set forth in the preceding paragraphs, the Manager may allocate shares of Common Stock underlying the previously granted RSUs to any employees and advisors referred to above during the Lock-Up Period.

 

If for any reason the Underwriting Agreement shall be terminated prior to the Closing Date (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), the agreement set forth above shall likewise be terminated.

 

This lock-up agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed within the State of New York.

 



 

 

Yours very truly,

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Address:

 



 

PRICING TERM SHEET
Dated March 24, 2017

 

Issuer Free Writing Prospectus
Filed Pursuant to Rule 433
Registration Statement No. 333-210560
Supplementing the Preliminary
Prospectus Supplement
dated March 23, 2017 and the
Prospectus dated April 1, 2016

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

$250,000,000 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023

 

This pricing term sheet supplements Starwood Property Trust, Inc.’s preliminary prospectus supplement, dated March 23, 2017 (the “Preliminary Prospectus Supplement”), including the documents incorporated by reference therein, relating to the offering of the Notes, and supersedes the information in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement to the extent inconsistent with the information in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement.  In all other respects, this pricing term sheet is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement.  Terms used herein but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings as set forth in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement.  All references to dollar amounts are references to U.S. dollars. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “Starwood” or the “Issuer,” “we,” “us” and “our” in this pricing term sheet mean Starwood Property Trust, Inc. and not its subsidiaries.

 

Issuer:

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation

 

 

 

Title of Securities:

 

4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Notes”)

 

 

 

Ticker / Exchange:

 

STWD / New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”)

 

 

 

Securities Offered:

 

$250,000,000 principal amount of Notes

 

 

 

Maturity:

 

April 1, 2023 unless earlier converted, repurchased or redeemed

 

 

 

Issue Price:

 

100.00%, plus accrued interest, if any, from March 29, 2017

 

 

 

Price to Underwriter:

 

99.00%

 

 

 

Use of Proceeds:

 

We estimate that the net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $246.8 million, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering to repurchase, in privately negotiated transactions, approximately $230 million aggregate principal amount of our outstanding 4.55% convertible senior notes due 2018. We may use any remaining net

 



 

 

 

proceeds to fund potential future acquisitions or for general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the payment of liabilities and other working capital needs

 

 

 

Interest:

 

4.375% per year. Interest will accrue from March 29, 2017 (the scheduled date of original issuance)

 

 

 

Conversion Premium:

 

Approximately 15.0% above the NYSE last reported sale price on March 23, 2017

 

 

 

Interest Payment Dates:

 

Each April 1 and October 1, beginning on October 1, 2017

 

 

 

Interest Payment Record Dates:

 

Each March 15 and September 15

 

 

 

NYSE Last Reported Sale Price on March 23, 2017:

 

$22.53 per share of the Issuer’s common stock

 

 

 

Initial Conversion Rate:

 

38.5959 shares of the Issuer’s common stock for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes

 

 

 

Initial Conversion Price:

 

Approximately $25.91 per share of the Issuer’s common stock

 

 

 

Redemption:

 

The Issuer may not redeem the Notes prior to January 1, 2023. On or after January 1, 2023, the Issuer may redeem the Notes for cash, in whole or from time to time in part, at the Issuer’s option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the redemption date.

 

 

 

Trade Date:

 

March 24, 2017

 

 

 

Expected Settlement Date:

 

March 29, 2017

 

 

 

Sole Book-Running Manager:

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

 

 

CUSIP / ISIN:

 

85571BAH8 / US85571BAH87

 

 

 

Adjustment to Shares Delivered Upon Conversion Upon a Make-Whole Fundamental Change:

 

The following table sets forth the number of additional shares (as defined under “Description of the Notes—Adjustment to Conversion Rate Upon Conversion in Connection with a Make-Whole Fundamental Change” in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement) to be received per $1,000 principal amount of Notes for each stock price and effective date set forth below:

 



 

 

 

Stock Price

Effective Date

 

$ 22.53

 

$ 23.50

 

$ 25.00

 

$ 25.91

 

$ 27.00

 

$ 28.50

 

$ 30.00

 

$ 31.50

 

$ 33.00

 

$ 35.00

 

$ 37.50

March 29, 2017

 

5.7893

 

5.0393

 

3.2690

 

2.4241

 

1.6148

 

0.8203

 

0.3344

 

0.0894

 

0.0203

 

0.0060

 

0.0000

April 1, 2018

 

5.7893

 

4.8223

 

3.0867

 

2.2637

 

1.4813

 

0.7237

 

0.2726

 

0.0589

 

0.0124

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

April 1, 2019

 

5.7893

 

4.7256

 

3.0026

 

2.1889

 

1.4191

 

0.6784

 

0.2442

 

0.0461

 

0.0101

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

April 1, 2020

 

5.7893

 

4.6972

 

2.9635

 

2.1481

 

1.3801

 

0.6477

 

0.2231

 

0.0341

 

0.0040

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

April 1, 2021

 

5.7893

 

4.6744

 

2.9119

 

2.0890

 

1.3211

 

0.5993

 

0.1909

 

0.0200

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

April 1, 2022

 

5.7893

 

4.5754

 

2.7645

 

1.9361

 

1.1817

 

0.5013

 

0.1407

 

0.0119

 

0.0004

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

April 1, 2023

 

5.7893

 

3.9573

 

1.4041

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

The exact stock prices and effective dates may not be set forth in the table above, in which case:

 

·                  if the stock price is between two stock prices in the table or the effective date is between two effective dates in the table, the number of additional shares will be determined by a straight-line interpolation between the number of additional shares set forth for the higher and lower stock prices and the earlier and later effective dates, as applicable, based on a 365-day year;

 

·                  if the stock price is greater than $37.50 per share (subject to adjustment in the same manner as the stock prices set forth in the column headings of the table above), no additional shares will be added to the conversion rate; or

 

·                  if the stock price is less than $22.53 per share (subject to adjustment in the same manner as the stock prices set forth in the column headings of the table above), no additional shares will be added to the conversion rate.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will the conversion rate be increased on account of a make-whole fundamental change to exceed 44.3852 shares of the Issuer’s common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, subject to adjustments in the same manner as the conversion rate is required to be adjusted as set forth under “Description of the Notes—Conversion Rights—Conversion Rate Adjustments” in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement.

 

General

 

This communication is intended for the sole use of the person to whom it is provided by the sender.

 

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification of these securities under the laws of any such state.

 



 

The Issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus, dated April 1, 2016, and a preliminary prospectus supplement, dated March 23, 2017) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, for the offering of the Notes.  Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the other documents the Issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Issuer and the offering of the Notes.  You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, the Issuer, the underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering of the Notes will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus if you request it by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526, or by e-mailing prospectusny@ny.email.gs.com.

 

ANY DISCLAIMERS OR OTHER NOTICES THAT MAY APPEAR BELOW ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THIS COMMUNICATION AND SHOULD BE DISREGARDED. SUCH DISCLAIMERS OR OTHER NOTICES WERE AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED AS A RESULT OF THIS COMMUNICATION BEING SENT VIA BLOOMBERG OR ANOTHER EMAIL SYSTEM.

 


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Section 3: EX-4.2 (EX-4.2)

Exhibit 4.2

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

 

as Issuer

 

The Bank of New York Mellon

 

as Trustee

 

Fourth Supplemental Indenture

 

Dated as of March 29, 2017

 

to the Senior Debt Indenture

 

Dated as of February 15, 2013

 

4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

Article 1

 

 

 

 

 

DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

 

 

 

 

Section 1.01

Scope of Supplemental Indenture

1

Section 1.02

Definitions

1

Section 1.03

References to Interest

8

Section 1.04

References to Principal

8

 

 

 

 

Article 2

 

 

 

 

 

THE SECURITIES

 

 

 

 

Section 2.01

Title and Terms; Payments

9

Section 2.02

Forms

9

Section 2.03

Transfer and Exchange

10

Section 2.04

Payments on the Securities

12

 

 

 

 

Article 3

 

 

 

 

 

PURCHASES

 

 

 

 

Section 3.01

Purchase at Option of Holders upon a Fundamental Change

13

Section 3.02

Effect of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice

15

Section 3.03

Withdrawal of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice

15

Section 3.04

Deposit of Fundamental Change Purchase Price

16

Section 3.05

Securities Purchased in Whole or in Part

16

Section 3.06

Covenant To Comply with Applicable Laws upon Purchase of Securities

16

Section 3.07

Repayment to the Company

16

 

 

 

 

Article 4

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL REDEMPTION

 

 

 

 

Section 4.01

Applicability of Article 11 of the Base Indenture

16

Section 4.02

No Sinking Fund

16

Section 4.03

Redemption

16

Section 4.04

Notice of Redemption; Selection of Securities

17

Section 4.05

Payment of Securities Called for Redemption

18

Section 4.06

Restrictions on Redemption

18

 

 

 

 

Article 5

 

 

 

 

 

CONVERSION

 

 

 

 

Section 5.01

Right To Convert

18

Section 5.02

Conversion Procedures

20

Section 5.03

Settlement Upon Conversion

21

Section 5.04

Adjustment of Conversion Rate

24

Section 5.05

Discretionary and Voluntary Adjustments

32

 

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Section 5.06

Adjustment to Conversion Rate Upon Conversion in Connection with a Make-Whole Fundamental Change

32

Section 5.07

Effect of Recapitalization, Reclassification, Consolidation, Merger or Sale

33

Section 5.08

Stock Issued Upon Conversion

34

Section 5.09

Responsibility of Trustee

35

Section 5.10

Notice to Holders

35

 

 

 

 

Article 6

 

 

 

 

 

PARTICULAR COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY

 

 

 

 

Section 6.01

Inapplicable Covenants Made in the Base Indenture

36

Section 6.02

Payment of Principal, Interest, Fundamental Change Purchase Price and Redemption Price

36

Section 6.03

Maintenance of Office or Agency

36

Section 6.04

Appointments to Fill Vacancies in Trustee’s Office

37

Section 6.05

Provisions as to Paying Agent

37

Section 6.06

Reports

37

Section 6.07

Statements as to Defaults

38

Section 6.08

Supplementary Interest Notice

38

Section 6.09

Covenant to Take Certain Actions

38

Section 6.10

Future Subsidiary Guarantees

38

 

 

 

 

Article 7

 

 

 

 

 

REMEDIES

 

 

 

 

Section 7.01

Amendments to the Base Indenture

38

Section 7.02

Events of Default

39

Section 7.03

Acceleration; Rescission and Annulment

40

Section 7.04

Supplementary Interest

40

Section 7.05

Waiver of Past Defaults

41

Section 7.06

Control by Majority

41

Section 7.07

Limitation on Suits

41

Section 7.08

Rights of Holders to Receive Payment and to Convert

41

Section 7.09

Collection of Indebtedness; Suit for Enforcement by Trustee

41

Section 7.10

Trustee May Enforce Claims Without Possession of Securities

42

Section 7.11

Trustee May File Proofs of Claim

42

Section 7.12

Restoration of Rights and Remedies

42

Section 7.13

Rights and Remedies Cumulative

42

Section 7.14

Delay or Omission Not a Waiver

42

Section 7.15

Priorities

43

Section 7.16

Undertaking for Costs

43

Section 7.17

Waiver of Stay, Extension and Usury Laws

43

Section 7.18

Notices from the Trustee

43

 

 

 

 

Article 8

 

 

 

 

 

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE

 

 

 

 

Section 8.01

Inapplicability of Provisions of Base Indenture; Satisfaction and Discharge of the Indenture

44

Section 8.02

Deposited Monies to Be Held in Trust by Trustee

44

Section 8.03

Paying Agent to Repay Monies Held

44

Section 8.04

Return of Unclaimed Monies

44

Section 8.05

Reinstatement

45

 

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Article 9

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

 

 

 

 

Section 9.01

Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Holders

45

Section 9.02

Supplemental Indentures With Consent of Holders

45

Section 9.03

Notice of Amendment or Supplement

46

 

 

 

 

Article 10

 

 

 

 

 

SUCCESSOR COMPANY

 

 

 

 

Section 10.01

Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets

47

Section 10.02

Company May Consolidate, Etc. on Certain Terms

47

Section 10.03

Successor Corporation to Be Substituted

47

Section 10.04

Opinion of Counsel to Be Given to Trustee

48

 

 

 

 

Article 11

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

 

 

Section 11.01

Effect on Successors and Assigns

48

Section 11.02

Governing Law

48

Section 11.03

No Security Interest Created

48

Section 11.04

Trust Indenture Act

48

Section 11.05

Benefits of Supplemental Indenture

48

Section 11.06

Calculations

48

Section 11.07

Execution in Counterparts

48

Section 11.08

Notices

48

Section 11.09

Ratification of Base Indenture

49

Section 11.10

The Trustee

49

Section 11.11

No Recourse Against Others

49

Section 11.12

Submission to Jurisdiction

49

Section 11.13

Applicable Tax Law

49

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule A 

Additional Shares

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit A 

Form of Security

 

 

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FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of March 29, 2017, between Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and The Bank of New York Mellon (the “Trustee”), as trustee under the Senior Debt Indenture dated as of February 15, 2013, between the Company and the Trustee (as amended or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof, the “Base Indenture”).

 

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

 

WHEREAS, the Company executed and delivered the Base Indenture to the Trustee to provide, among other things, for the issuance, from time to time, of the Company’s unsecured senior debt Securities, in an unlimited aggregate principal amount, in one or more series to be established by the Company under, and authenticated and delivered as provided in, the Base Indenture;

 

WHEREAS, Section 901(7) of the Base Indenture provides for the Company and the Trustee to enter into supplemental indentures to the Base Indenture to establish the form and terms of Securities of any series as contemplated by Section 301 of the Base Indenture;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has duly adopted resolutions authorizing the Company to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture;

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the Base Indenture, the Company has authorized the creation and issuance under this Supplemental Indenture of its 4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Securities”), the form and substance of such Securities and the terms, provisions and conditions thereof to be set forth as provided in the Base Indenture and this Supplemental Indenture; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture, and that all requirements necessary to make (i) this Supplemental Indenture a valid instrument in accordance with its terms, and (ii) the Securities, when executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered by the Trustee, the valid obligations of the Company have been performed, and the execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture have been duly authorized in all respects.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE WITNESSETH, for and in consideration of the premises and the purchases of the Securities by the Holders thereof, it is mutually agreed, for the benefit of the Company and the equal and proportionate benefit of all Holders, as follows:

 

ARTICLE 1

 

DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

 

Section 1.01                             Scope of Supplemental Indenture.  The changes, modifications and supplements to the Base Indenture effected by this Supplemental Indenture shall be applicable only with respect to, and shall govern only the terms of (and only the rights of the Holders and the obligations of the Company with respect to), the Securities, which may be issued from time to time, and shall not apply to any other securities that may be issued under the Base Indenture (or govern the rights of the Holders or the obligations of the Company with respect to any such other securities) unless a supplemental indenture with respect to such other securities specifically incorporates such changes, modifications and supplements.  The provisions of this Supplemental Indenture shall, with respect to the Securities, supersede any corresponding provisions in the Base Indenture.  Subject to the preceding sentence, and except as otherwise provided herein, the provisions of the Base Indenture shall apply to the Securities and govern the rights of the Holders of the Securities and the obligations of the Company and the Trustee with respect thereto.

 

Section 1.02                             Definitions.  For all purposes of the Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires:

 



 

(1)                                 the terms defined in this Article 1 shall have the meanings assigned to them in this Article 1 and include the plural as well as the singular; and

 

(2)                                 all words, terms and phrases defined in the Base Indenture (but not otherwise defined herein) shall have the same meanings as in the Base Indenture.

 

Additional Shares” has the meaning specified in Section 5.06(a) hereof.

 

Agent Members” has the meaning specified in Section 2.02(c) hereof.

 

Applicable Procedures” means, with respect to any matter at any time, the policies and procedures of the Depository, if any, that are applicable to such matter at such time.

 

Applicable Tax Law” has the meaning specified in Section 11.13 hereof.

 

Base Indenture” has the meaning specified in the first paragraph of this Supplemental Indenture, as such instrument may be supplemented from time to time by one or more indentures supplemental thereto, including this Supplemental Indenture, entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Base Indenture, including, for all purposes of the Base Indenture, this Supplemental Indenture and any such other supplemental indenture, the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act that are deemed to be a part of and govern the Base Indenture, this Supplemental Indenture and any other such supplemental indenture, respectively.

 

Bid Solicitation Agent” means the Company or such other person (including the Trustee) as may be appointed, from time to time, by the Company to solicit bids for the Trading Price of the Securities in accordance with Section 5.01(b)(2) hereof. Initially, the “Bid Solicitation Agent” means the Company.

 

Business Day” means, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day on which the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is authorized or required by law or executive order to close or to be closed.

 

Capital Stock” means, for any Person, any and all shares, interests, rights to purchase, warrants, options, participations or other equivalents of or interests in (however designated) the equity of such Person, but excluding any debt securities convertible into such equity.

 

Cash Settlement” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(4) hereof.

 

Cash Settlement Averaging Period” means, with respect to any Security as to which Cash Settlement or Combination Settlement is applicable, the 20 consecutive Trading Day period beginning on, and including, the third Trading Day immediately following the related Conversion Date; except that “Cash Settlement Averaging Period” means, (1) with respect to any Conversion Date occurring during the Final Conversion Period, the 20 consecutive Trading Day period beginning on, and including, the 22nd Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the Maturity Date and (2) with respect to any Conversion Date for Securities that have been called for Optional Redemption occurring on or after the date of the Company’s issuance of a Redemption Notice and prior to the related Redemption Date, the 20 consecutive Trading Day period beginning on, and including, the 22nd Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the Redemption Date.

 

Clause A Distribution” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(c) hereof.

 

Clause B Distribution” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(c) hereof.

 

Clause C Distribution” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(c) hereof.

 

Close of Business” means 5:00 p.m., New York City time.

 

Combination Settlement” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(4) hereof.

 

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Common Equity” of any Person means the Capital Stock of such Person that is generally entitled (a) to vote in the election of directors of such Person or (b) if such Person is not a corporation, to vote or otherwise participate in the selection of the governing body, partners, managers or others that will control the management or policies of such Person.

 

Common Stock” means, subject to Section 5.07, the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company authorized at the date of this instrument as originally executed or shares of any class or classes of common stock resulting from any reclassification or reclassifications thereof; provided, however, that if at any time there shall be more than one such resulting class, the shares so issuable on conversion of Securities shall include shares of all such classes, and the shares of each such class then so issuable shall be substantially in the proportion which the total number of shares of such class resulting from all such reclassifications bears to the total number of shares of all such classes resulting from all such reclassifications. “Common Stock” includes any stock of any class of Capital Stock which has no preference in respect of dividends or of amounts payable in the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the issuer thereof and which is not subject to redemption by the issuer thereof.

 

Company” has the meaning specified in the first paragraph of this Supplemental Indenture, and subject to the provisions of Section 10.02, shall include its successors and assigns.

 

Conversion Agent” means the office or agency designated by the Company where Securities may be presented for conversion.

 

Conversion Date” has the meaning specified in Section 5.02(b) hereof.

 

Conversion Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 5.02(b) hereof.

 

Conversion Price” means, in respect of each Security, as of any date, $1,000 divided by the Conversion Rate in effect on such date.

 

Conversion Rate” means initially 38.5959 shares of Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of Securities, subject to adjustment as set forth herein.

 

Corporate Trust Office” means the office of the Trustee at which, at any particular time, its corporate trust business shall be principally administered, which office at the date hereof is located at 500 Ross Street, 12th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15262; Attn: Corporate Trust Administration.

 

Custodian” means the Trustee, as custodian with respect to the Securities (so long as the Securities constitute Global Securities), or any successor entity.

 

Continuing Director” means a director who either was a member of the Company’s Board of Directors on the date of the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement or who becomes a member of the Company’s board of directors subsequent to that date and whose election, appointment or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders is duly approved by a majority of the “Continuing Directors” on the Company’s Board of Directors at the time of such approval, either by a specific vote or by approval of the proxy statement issued by the Company on behalf of the Company’s entire Board of Directors in which such individual is named as nominee for director.

 

Daily Conversion Value” means, with respect to any Security as to which Cash Settlement or Combination Settlement is applicable, for each of the 20 consecutive Trading Days during the Cash Settlement Averaging Period, one-twentieth (1/20th) of the product of (i) the Conversion Rate in effect on such Trading Day and (ii) the Daily VWAP on such Trading Day.

 

Daily Measurement Value” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(6)(A) hereof.

 

Daily Settlement Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(6) hereof.

 

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Daily VWAP” means, with respect to any Security as to which Cash Settlement or Combination Settlement is applicable, for any Trading Day, the per-share volume-weighted average price as displayed under the heading “Bloomberg VWAP” on Bloomberg page “STWD.N <equity> AQR” (or its equivalent successor if such page is not available) in respect of the period from the scheduled open of trading until the scheduled close of trading of the primary trading session on such Trading Day (or if such volume-weighted average price is unavailable, the market value of one share of the Common Stock on such Trading Day determined, using a volume-weighted average method, by a nationally recognized independent investment banking firm retained for this purpose by the Company).  The “Daily VWAP” will be determined without regard to after-hours trading or any other trading outside of the regular trading session trading hours.

 

Default” means any event that is, or with the passage of time or the giving of notice or both would be, an Event of Default.

 

DTA” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(d) hereof.

 

Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 5.06(c) hereof.

 

Event of Default” has the meaning, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, specified in Section 7.02 hereof.

 

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Ex-Dividend Date” means, except to the extent otherwise provided under Section 5.04(c) hereof, the first date on which shares of the Common Stock trade on the applicable exchange or in the applicable market, regular way, without the right to receive the issuance, dividend or distribution in question.

 

Final Conversion Period” means the period beginning on, and including, the 25th Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the Maturity Date, and ending at the Close of Business on the second Scheduled Trading Day immediately prior to the Maturity Date.

 

Form of Assignment and Transfer” means the “Form of Assignment and Transfer” attached as Attachment 3 to the Form of Security attached hereto as Exhibit A.

 

Form of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice” means the “Form of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice” attached as Attachment 2 to the Form of Security attached hereto as Exhibit A.

 

Form of Notice of Conversion” means the “Form of Notice of Conversion” attached as Attachment 1 to the Form of Security attached hereto as Exhibit A.

 

Fundamental Change” shall be deemed to have occurred at the time after the Securities are originally issued if any of the following occurs:

 

(1)                                 any “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, other than the Company or its Subsidiaries) files a Schedule TO or any schedule, form or report under the Exchange Act disclosing that such person or group has become the direct or indirect ultimate “beneficial owner,” as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, of the Company’s Common Equity representing more than 50% of the voting power of the Company’s Common Equity;

 

(2)                                  the consummation of (x) any consolidation, merger, amalgamation, scheme of arrangement or other binding share exchange or reclassification or similar transaction between the Company and another person (other than any of the Company’s Subsidiaries), in each case pursuant to which the Common Stock shall be converted into cash, securities or other property, other than a transaction (i) that results in the holders of all classes of the Company’s Common Equity immediately prior to such transaction owning, directly or indirectly, as a result of such transaction, more than 50% of the surviving corporation or transferee or the parent thereof immediately after such event, or (ii) effected solely to change the Company’s jurisdiction of incorporation or to form a holding

 

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company for the Company and that results in a share exchange or reclassification or similar exchange of the outstanding Common Stock solely into shares of common stock of the surviving entity or (y) any sale or other disposition in one transaction or a series of transactions of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, to another person (other than any of the Company’s Subsidiaries);

 

(3)                                 Continuing Directors cease to constitute at least a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors;

 

(4)                                  the Company’s stockholders approve any plan or proposal for the liquidation or dissolution of the Company (other than in a transaction described in clause (2) above); or

 

(5)                                  the Common Stock ceases to be listed on The New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or any of their respective successors);

 

provided, however, that in the case of a transaction or event described in clause (1) or (2) above, if at least 90% of the consideration received or to be received by holders of the Common Stock (excluding cash payments for fractional shares) in the transaction or transactions that would otherwise constitute a “Fundamental Change” consists of shares of common stock or common equity interests that are traded on The New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or any of their respective successors) or that will be so traded when issued or exchanged in connection with the transaction that would otherwise constitute a “Fundamental Change” under clause (1) or (2) above (“Publicly Traded Securities”), and as a result of such transaction or transactions, the Securities become convertible into or by reference to such Publicly Traded Securities, excluding cash payments for fractional shares (subject to settlement in accordance with the provisions of Sections 5.03, 5.04 and 5.06 hereof), such event shall not be a “Fundamental Change.”

 

Fundamental Change Company Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(b) hereof.

 

Fundamental Change Expiration Time” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a) hereof.

 

Fundamental Change Purchase Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a) hereof.

 

Fundamental Change Purchase Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a) hereof.

 

Fundamental Change Purchase Price” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a) hereof.

 

Global Security” means a Security which is executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered to the Depository or its nominee, all in accordance with the Indenture and pursuant to a Company Order, which shall be registered in the name of the Depository or its nominee and which shall represent the amount of uncertificated Securities as specified therein.

 

Holder” means, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, the Person in whose name a Security is registered in the Security Register.

 

Indenture” means, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, the Base Indenture, as originally executed and as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, each as may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

 

Interest Payment Date” means, with respect to the payment of interest on the Securities and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, each April 1 and October 1 of each year, beginning on October 1, 2017.

 

Last Reported Sale Price” of the Common Stock for any Trading Day means the closing sale price per share (or, if no closing sale price is reported, the average of the last bid and last ask prices or, if more than one in either case, the average of the average last bid and the average last ask prices) on that Trading Day as reported in composite transactions for the principal U.S. national or regional securities exchange on which the Common Stock is traded.  If the Common Stock is not listed for trading on a U.S. national or regional securities exchange on the

 

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relevant Trading Day, the “Last Reported Sale Price” will be the last quoted bid price for the Common Stock in the over-the-counter market on the relevant date as reported by OTC Markets Group Inc. or a similar organization.  If the Common Stock is not so quoted, the “Last Reported Sale Price” will be the average of the mid-point of the last bid and last ask prices for the Common Stock on the relevant Trading Day from each of at least three nationally recognized independent investment banking firms selected by the Company for this purpose.  Any such determination will be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

Make-Whole Fundamental Change” means any event that (i) is a Fundamental Change or (ii) would be a Fundamental Change, but for the exclusion in section (i) of clause (2) of the definition thereof.

 

Market Disruption Event” means, if the Common Stock is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange or listed on another U.S. national or regional securities exchange, the occurrence or existence during the one-half-hour period ending on the scheduled close of trading on any Trading Day of any material suspension or limitation imposed on trading (by reason of movements in price exceeding limits permitted by the stock exchange or otherwise) in the Common Stock or in any options, contracts or futures contracts relating to the Common Stock. For the purposes of determining amounts due upon conversion only pursuant to Section 5.03, “Market Disruption Event” means (1) a failure by the primary exchange or quotation system on which the Common Stock trades or is quoted to open for trading during its regular trading session or (2) the occurrence or existence, prior to 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on any Trading Day for the Common Stock, of an aggregate one half-hour period of any suspension or limitation imposed on trading (by reason of movements in price exceeding limits permitted by the stock exchange or otherwise) in the Common Stock or in any options, contracts or future contracts relating to the Common Stock.

 

Maturity Date” means, with respect to any Security and the payment of the principal amount thereof, April 1, 2023.

 

Measurement Period” has the meaning specified in Section 5.01(b)(2) hereof.

 

Merger Event” has the meaning specified in Section 5.07(a) hereof.

 

Physical Securities” means any non-Global Security issued pursuant to Section 2.03 hereof that is in definitive, fully registered form, without interest coupons.

 

Notice of Default” has the meaning, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, specified in Section 7.02(f) hereof.

 

Offer Expiration Date” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(e) hereof.

 

Open of Business” means 9:00 a.m., New York City time.

 

Optional Redemption” has the meaning specified in Section 4.02.

 

Outstanding” means, with respect to the Securities, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture, any Securities authenticated by the Trustee except (i) Securities cancelled by it, (ii) Securities delivered to it for cancellation and (iii)(A) Securities replaced pursuant to Section 306 of the Base Indenture, on and after the time such Security is replaced (unless the Trustee and the Company receive proof satisfactory to them that such Security is held by a bona fide purchaser), (B) Securities converted pursuant to Article 5 hereof, on and after their Conversion Date, (C) any and all Securities, as of the Maturity Date, if the Paying Agent holds, in accordance with this Indenture, money sufficient to pay all of the Securities then payable, and (D) any and all Securities owned by the Company or any other obligor upon the Securities or any Affiliate of the Company or of such other obligor, except that in determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in relying upon any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver or other action that is to be made by a requisite principal amount of Outstanding Securities, only such Securities which a Responsible Officer of the Trustee knows to be so owned shall be disregarded.

 

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Paying Agent” has the meaning set forth in the Base Indenture and shall be the person authorized by the Company to pay the principal amount of, interest on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price of or Redemption Price of, any Securities on behalf of the Company.

 

Physical Settlement” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(4) hereof.

 

Preliminary Prospectus Supplement” means the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement of the Company, dated March 23, 2017, to the Prospectus of the Company dated April 1, 2016, relating to the offering and sale of the Securities.

 

Publicly Traded Securities” has the meaning specified in this Section 1.02.

 

Redemption Date” has the meaning specified in Section 4.04(a).

 

Redemption Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 4.04(a).

 

Redemption Price” has the meaning specified in Section 4.03(a).

 

Regular Record Date” means, with respect to any Interest Payment Date, the March 15 (whether or not a Business Day) or the September 15 (whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date.

 

Reference Property” has the meaning specified in Section 5.07(a) hereof.

 

Reporting Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 7.04(a) hereof.

 

Scheduled Trading Day” means a day that is scheduled to be a Trading Day on the principal U.S. national or regional securities exchange or market on which the Common Stock is listed or admitted for trading.  If the Common Stock is not so listed or admitted for trading, “Scheduled Trading Day” means a Business Day.

 

Security” or “Securities” has the meaning specified in the fourth paragraph of the Recitals of this Supplemental Indenture, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 101 of the Base Indenture.

 

Settlement Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a) hereof.

 

Settlement Method” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(2) hereof.

 

Settlement Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(4) hereof.

 

Significant Subsidiary” means, with respect to any person, a Subsidiary of such person that would constitute a “significant subsidiary” as such term is defined in Article 1, Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X, promulgated pursuant to the Securities Act, as in effect on the original date of issuance of the Securities.

 

Specified Dollar Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(a)(6)(A) hereof.

 

Spin-Off” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(c) hereof.

 

Stock Price” has the meaning specified in Section 5.06(c) hereof.

 

Successor Company” has the meaning specified in Section 10.02(a) hereof.

 

Supplemental Indenture” has the meaning specified in the first paragraph hereof, as such instrument may be supplemented from time to time by one or more indentures supplemental thereto, entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Base Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture, including, for all purposes of this Supplemental Indenture and any such other supplemental indenture, the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act that

 

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are deemed to be a part of and govern the Base Indenture, this Supplemental Indenture and any other such supplemental indenture, respectively.

 

Supplementary Interest” has the meaning specified in Section 7.04(a) hereof.

 

Trading Day” means a Scheduled Trading Day on which (i) trading in the Common Stock generally occurs on The New York Stock Exchange or, if the Common Stock is not then listed on The New York Stock Exchange, on the principal other U.S. national or regional securities exchange on which the Common Stock is then listed or, if the Common Stock is not then listed on a U.S. national or regional securities exchange, on the principal other market on which the Common Stock is then traded, and (ii) there is no Market Disruption Event.  If the Common Stock is not so listed or traded, “Trading Day” means a “Business Day.” Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the purposes of determining amounts due upon conversion only pursuant to Section 5.03, “Trading Day” means a day during which (i) trading in the Common Stock generally occurs on the primary exchange or quotation system on which the Common Stock then trades or is quoted and (ii) there is no Market Disruption Event.

 

Trading Price” of the Securities on any Trading Day means the average of the secondary market bid quotations obtained by the Bid Solicitation Agent for $1.0 million principal amount of the Securities at approximately 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on such Trading Day from three independent nationally recognized securities dealers selected by the Company; provided that, if three such bids cannot reasonably be obtained by the Bid Solicitation Agent but two such bids are obtained, then the average of the two bids shall be used, and if only one such bid can reasonably be obtained by the Bid Solicitation Agent, that one bid shall be used.  If the Bid Solicitation Agent cannot reasonably obtain at least one bid for $1.0 million principal amount of the Securities from a nationally recognized securities dealer, then the Trading Price per $1,000 principal amount of Securities will be deemed to be less than 98% of the product of (i) the Conversion Rate in effect on such Trading Day and (ii) the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on such Trading Day.  Any such determination will be conclusive absent manifest error.  If the Company does not so instruct the Bid Solicitation Agent (if other than the Company) to obtain bids when required, or the Bid Solicitation Agent fails to solicit bids when required, the Trading Price per $1,000 principal amount of the Securities will be deemed to be less than 98% of the product of (i) the Conversion Rate and (ii) the Trading Price for each Trading Day on which the Company or the Bid Solicitation Agent fails to do so, as the case may be.

 

Trigger Event” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(c) hereof.

 

Trustee” means the Person named as the “Trustee” in the first paragraph of this Supplemental Indenture until a successor Trustee shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Base Indenture and this Supplemental Indenture, and thereafter “Trustee” shall mean or include each Person who is then a Trustee hereunder.

 

Unit of Reference Property” has the meaning specified in Section 5.07(a) hereof.

 

U.S.” or “United States” means the United States of America.

 

Valuation Period” has the meaning specified in Section 5.04(c) hereof.

 

Section 1.03                             References to Interest.  Any reference to interest on, or in respect of, any Security in the Indenture shall be deemed to include Supplementary Interest if, in such context, Supplementary Interest is, was or would be payable pursuant to Section 7.04.  Any express mention of the payment of Supplementary Interest in any provision hereof shall not be construed as excluding Supplementary Interest in those provisions hereof where such express mention is not made.

 

Section 1.04                             References to Principal.

 

(a)                                 Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to the principal of, or the principal amount of, any Security or Note in the Base Indenture or this Fourth Supplemental Indenture shall be deemed to include the Redemption Price and/or the Fundamental Change Purchase Price, if, in such context, the Redemption Price and/or

 

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the Fundamental Change Purchase Price (as applicable) is, was or would be payable in accordance with Article 3 or Article 4, as applicable. Unless the context otherwise requires, any express mention of the Redemption Price or the Fundamental Change Purchase Price in any provision hereof shall not be construed as excluding the Redemption Price or the Fundamental Change Purchase Price, as applicable, in those provisions hereof where such express mention is not made.

 

ARTICLE 2

 

THE SECURITIES

 

Section 2.01                             Title and Terms; Payments.

 

(a)                                 Establishment; Designation.  Pursuant to Section 301 of the Base Indenture, there is hereby established and authorized a new series of Securities under the Indenture, which series of Securities shall be designated the “4.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023.”

 

(b)                                 Initial Issuance.  Subject to Section 2.01(c) hereof, the aggregate principal amount of Securities that may initially be authenticated and delivered under the Indenture is limited to $250,000,000.  In addition, the Company may execute, and the Trustee may authenticate and deliver, in each case, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, an unlimited aggregate principal amount of additional Securities upon the transfer, exchange, purchase or conversion of Securities pursuant to Sections 304, 305 and 306 of the Base Indenture and Sections 3.05 and 5.02 hereof.

 

(c)                                  Further Issues.  The Company may, without the consent of the Holders, issue additional Securities under the Indenture with the same terms and the same CUSIP number as the Securities initially issued under the Indenture in an unlimited aggregate principal amount; provided, that the Company may issue such additional Securities only if they are part of the same issue as the Securities initially issued hereunder for United States federal income tax purposes.  Any such additional Securities will, for all purposes of the Indenture, including waivers, amendments and offers to purchase, be treated as part of the same series as the Securities initially issued under the Indenture.

 

(d)                                 Purchases.  The Company and its Subsidiaries may from time to time purchase Securities in open market purchases in negotiated transactions or otherwise without giving prior notice to or obtaining any consent of the Holders.  Any Securities purchased by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to the foregoing sentence or otherwise will be retired and will no longer be Outstanding under the Indenture.

 

(e)                                  Denominations.  Pursuant to Sections 301 and 302 of the Base Indenture, the Securities will be issued only in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.

 

Section 2.02                             Forms.

 

(a)                                 In General.  Pursuant to Section 201 of the Base Indenture, the Securities will be substantially in the forms set forth in Exhibit A hereto, and may include such insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by the Indenture, and may have such letters, numbers or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with the rules of any securities exchange or as may, consistently herewith, be determined by the officers executing such Securities, as evidenced by their execution of the Securities.

 

Notwithstanding Section 305 of the Base Indenture, each Security will bear a Trustee’s certificate of authentication substantially in the form included in Exhibit A hereto.  Each Security will also bear the Form of Notice of Conversion, the Form of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice and the Form of Assignment and Transfer.

 

Any Security that is a Global Security will bear a legend substantially in the form of the legend set forth in Exhibit A hereto and shall also bear the “Schedule of Increases and Decreases of Global Security” set forth in Annex A to Exhibit A hereto.

 

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The terms and provisions contained in the Securities will 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 Supplemental Indenture, expressly agree to such terms and provisions and to be bound thereby.  However, to the extent that any provision of any Security conflicts with the express provisions of the Indenture, the provisions of this Indenture will govern and control.

 

(b)                                 Initial and Subsequent Form of Securities.  The Company hereby initially appoints The Depository Trust Company as the Depository for the Securities, which initially shall be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities without interest coupons (i) registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of the Depository, and (ii) delivered to the Trustee as custodian for the Depository.

 

So long as the Securities are eligible for book-entry settlement with the Depository, unless otherwise required by law, and except to the extent provided in Section 2.03(c)(1) through (3) hereof, all Securities will be represented by one or more Global Securities.

 

(c)                                  Global Securities.  Each Global Security will represent the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities endorsed thereon and provide that it represents such aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities, which aggregate principal amount may, from time to time, be reduced or increased to reflect transfers, exchanges, conversions or purchases by the Company.

 

Only the Trustee, or the Custodian holding such Global Security for the Depository, at the direction of the Trustee, may endorse a Global Security to reflect the amount of any increase or decrease in the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities represented thereby, and whenever the Holder of a Global Security delivers instructions to the Trustee to increase or decrease the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities represented by a Global Security in accordance with the Indenture and the Applicable Procedures, the Trustee, or the Custodian holding such Global Security for the Depository, at the direction of the Trustee, will endorse such Global Security to reflect such increase or decrease in the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities represented thereby.  None of the Trustee, the Company or any agent of the Trustee or the Company will have any responsibility or bear any liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account of the ownership of any beneficial interest in a Global Security or with respect to maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial interest.

 

Members of, or participants in, the Depository (“Agent Members”) shall have no rights under the Indenture with respect to any Global Security held on their behalf by the Depository, or the Trustee as its custodian, or under the Global Security, and Cede & Co., or such other person designated by the Depository as its nominee, may be treated by the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee as the absolute owner of the Global Security for all purposes whatsoever.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall prevent the Company, the Trustee or any agent of the Company or the Trustee from giving effect to any written certification, proxy or other authorization furnished by the Depository or impair, as between the Depository and its Agent Members, the operation of customary practices governing the exercise of the rights of any Holder.

 

Section 2.03                             Transfer and Exchange.

 

(a)                                 In General.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Article 3 of the Base Indenture, the Company is not required to transfer or exchange any Securities or portions thereof that have been surrendered for purchase in accordance with Article 3 hereof (unless the related Fundamental Change Purchase Notice is withdrawn in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.03) or for conversion in accordance with Article 5 hereof or that have been called for redemption in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 hereof, and a written form of transfer substantially in the form of the Form of Assignment and Transfer will be deemed to be a written instrument of transfer satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar.

 

At such time as all interests in a Global Security have been purchased, converted, cancelled or exchanged for Securities in certificated form, such Global Security shall, upon receipt thereof, be canceled by the Trustee in accordance with standing procedures and instructions existing between the Depository and the Custodian for the Global Security.  At any time prior to such cancellation, if any interest in a Global Security is purchased, converted, cancelled or exchanged for Securities in certificated form, the principal amount of such Global Security shall, in

 

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accordance with the standing procedures and instructions existing between the Depository and the Custodian for the Global Security, be appropriately reduced, and an endorsement shall be made on such Global Security, by the Trustee or the Custodian for the Global Security, at the direction of the Trustee, to reflect such reduction.

 

(b)                                 Global Securities.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 305 of the Base Indenture, every transfer and exchange of a beneficial interest in a Global Security will be effected through the Depository in accordance with the Applicable Procedures and the provisions of the Indenture, and each Global Security may be transferred only as a whole and only (A) by the Depository to a nominee of the Depository, (B) by a nominee of the Depository to the Depository or to another nominee of the Depository, or (C) by the Depository or any such nominee to a successor Depository or a nominee of such successor Depository.

 

(c)                                  Holders Deemed Owners.  Prior to due presentment of a Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name such Security is registered as the owner of such Security for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of and any interest (subject to Section 307 of the Base Indenture) on such Security at the Maturity Date, in connection with a Fundamental Change, upon any conversion and for all other purposes whatsoever, including delivery of shares of Common Stock on conversion, for distribution of notices to such Holders or solicitations of their consent, 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.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 305 of the Base Indenture:

 

(1)                                 Each Global Security will be exchanged for Physical Securities if the Depository delivers notice to the Company that the Depository is unwilling, unable or no longer permitted under applicable law to continue to act as Depository, and, in each case, the Company promptly delivers a copy of such notice to the Trustee and the Company fails to appoint a successor Depository within 90 days after receiving notice from the Depository.

 

(2)                                 If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any owner of a beneficial interest in a Global Security may exchange such beneficial interest for Physical Securities by delivering a written request to the Security Registrar.

 

(3)                                 If the Company notifies the Trustee that it wishes to terminate and exchange all or part of a Global Security for Physical Securities and the beneficial owners of the majority of the principal amount of such Global Security (or portion thereof) to be exchanged consent to such exchange, the Company may exchange all beneficial interests in such Global Security (or portion thereof) for Physical Securities by delivering a written request to the Security Registrar.

 

In the case of an exchange for Physical Securities under clause (1) above:

 

(A)                               each Global Security will be deemed surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation;

 

(B)                               the Trustee will cause each Global Security to be cancelled in accordance with the Applicable Procedures; and

 

(C)                               the Company, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, will promptly execute, and, upon receipt of a Company Request, the Trustee, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, will promptly authenticate and deliver, for each beneficial interest in each Global Security so exchanged, an aggregate principal amount of Physical Securities equal to the aggregate principal amount of such beneficial interest, registered in such names and in such authorized denominations as the Depository specifies, and bearing any legends that such Physical Securities are required to bear under this Indenture.

 

In the case of an exchange for Physical Securities under clause (2) above:

 

(A)                               the Security Registrar will deliver notice of such request to the Company and the Trustee, which notice will identify the owner of the beneficial interest to be exchanged, the aggregate principal amount of

 

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such beneficial interest and the CUSIP of the relevant Global Security, in each case if and as such information is provided to the Security Registrar by the Depository;

 

(B)                               the Company, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, will promptly execute, and, upon receipt of a Company Request, the Trustee, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, will promptly authenticate and deliver to such owner, for the beneficial interest so exchanged by such owner, Physical Securities registered in such owner’s name having an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of such beneficial interest and bearing any legends that such Physical Securities are required to bear under this Indenture; and

 

(C)                               the Security Registrar, in accordance with the Applicable Procedures, will cause the principal amount of such Global Security to be decreased by the aggregate principal amount of the beneficial interest so exchanged.  If all of the beneficial interests in a Global Security are so exchanged, such Global Security will be deemed surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Trustee will cause such Global Security to be cancelled in accordance with the Applicable Procedures.

 

In the case of an exchange for Physical Securities under clause (3) above:

 

(A)                               the Company will deliver notice of such request to the Security Registrar and the Trustee, which notice will identify each owner of a beneficial interest to be exchanged, the aggregate principal amount of each such beneficial interest and the CUSIP of the relevant Global Security;

 

(B)                               the Company, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, will promptly execute, and, upon receipt of a Company Request, the Trustee, in accordance with Section 303 of the Base Indenture, will promptly authenticate and deliver to each such beneficial owner, Physical Securities registered in such beneficial owner’s name having an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of its exchanged beneficial interest and bearing any legends that such Physical Securities are required to bear under this Indenture and any applicable law; and

 

(C)                               the Security Registrar, in accordance with the Applicable Procedures, will cause the principal amount of each relevant Global Security to be decreased by the aggregate principal amount of the beneficial interests so exchanged.  If all of the beneficial interests in a Global Security are so exchanged, such Global Security will be deemed surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Trustee will cause such Global Security to be cancelled in accordance with the Applicable Procedures.

 

In each of the cases described in clauses (1), (2) and (3) above, the Company may rely on the Depository to provide all names of beneficial owners and their respective principal amounts beneficially owned and may issue Physical Securities registered in the names and amounts so provided by the Depository.

 

(d)                                 Physical Securities.  Except to the extent otherwise provided in Section 2.03(a) hereof, Physical Securities may be transferred or exchanged in accordance with Section 305 of the Base Indenture.

 

Section 2.04                             Payments on the Securities.

 

(a)                                 In General.  Each Security will accrue interest at a rate equal to 4.375% per annum from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, or, if no interest has been paid or duly provided for, March 29, 2017.  Interest on a Security will cease to accrue upon the earliest of the Maturity Date, subject to the provisions of Article 3 hereof, any Fundamental Change Purchase Date for such Security, subject to the provisions of Article 4 hereof, any Redemption Date for such security and, subject to the provisions of Article 5 hereof, any Conversion Date for such Security.  Interest on any Security will be payable semi-annually in arrears on each Interest Payment Date, beginning October 1, 2017, to the Holder of such Security as of the Close of Business on the Regular Record Date immediately preceding the applicable Interest Payment Date.  As provided in Section 310 of the Base Indenture, interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.  Pursuant to Section 7.04 hereof, in certain circumstances, the Company may be obligated to pay Holders Supplementary Interest.

 

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The Securities will mature on the Maturity Date, and on the Maturity Date, each Holder of a then Outstanding Security will be entitled on such date to receive $1,000 in cash for each $1,000 in principal amount of then Outstanding Securities held, together with accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the Maturity Date on such then Outstanding Securities.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, if the Maturity Date or any Interest Payment Date, Redemption Date, Fundamental Change Purchase Date or any Conversion Date falls, or if any payment, delivery, notice or other action by the Company is otherwise due, on a day that is not a Business Day, then any action to be taken on such date need not be taken on such date, but may be taken on the immediately following Business Day with the same force and effect as if taken on such date, and no additional interest will accrue and no Default shall occur on account of such delay.

 

(b)                                 Method of Payment.  The Company will pay the principal of, the Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, the Redemption Price for, and any cash portion of the Settlement Amount with respect to, any Physical Security to the Holder of such Security in cash at the designated office of the Paying Agent in the borough of Manhattan in The City of New York, New York, prior to 10:00 a.m. on the relevant payment or settlement date, as the case may be.  The Company will pay any interest on any Physical Security to the Holder of such Security (i) if such Holder holds $2,000,000 or less aggregate principal amount of Securities, by check mailed to such Holder’s registered address, and (ii) if such Holder holds more than $2,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Securities, (A) by check mailed to such Holder’s registered address or, (B) if such Holder delivers to the Security Registrar a written request that the Company make such payments by wire transfer to an account of such Holder within the United States, for each interest payment corresponding to each Regular Record Date occurring during the period beginning on the date on which such Holder delivered such request and ending on the date, if any, on which such Holder delivers to the Security Registrar a written instruction to the contrary, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account specified by such Holder.

 

The Company will pay the principal of, interest on, the Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, the Redemption Price for, and any cash portion of the Settlement Amount with respect to, any Global Security to the Depository by wire transfer of immediately available funds on the relevant payment date in accordance with Applicable Procedures.

 

(c)                                  Defaulted Payments.  The Company shall pay any interest on the Securities that is payable, but is not punctually paid or duly provided for, on the applicable Interest Payment Date, in accordance with Section 307 of the Base Indenture.

 

ARTICLE 3

 

PURCHASES

 

Section 3.01                             Purchase at Option of Holders upon a Fundamental Change.  (a) If a Fundamental Change occurs, then each Holder shall have the right, at such Holder’s option, to require the Company to purchase for cash all of such Holder’s Securities, or any portion thereof such that the remaining principal amount of each Security that is not purchased in full equals $1,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof, on a date (the “Fundamental Change Purchase Date”) specified by the Company that is not less than 20 calendar days or more than 35 calendar days following the date on which the Company delivers the Fundamental Change Company Notice, at a purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the Fundamental Change Purchase Date (the “Fundamental Change Purchase Price”); provided, however, that if the Company purchases a Security on a Fundamental Change Purchase Date that is after a Regular Record Date and on or prior to the Interest Payment Date corresponding to such Regular Record Date, the Company shall instead pay such accrued and unpaid interest on such Security on the Interest Payment Date to the Holder of record of such Security as of such Regular Record Date.

 

Purchases of Securities under this Section 3.01 shall be made, at the option of the Holder thereof, upon:

 

(1)                                 if the Securities to be purchased are Physical Securities, delivery to the Paying Agent by the Holder of a duly completed notice (the “Fundamental Change Purchase Notice”) in the form set forth in

 

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Attachment 2 to the Form of Security attached hereto as Exhibit A and of the Securities, duly endorsed for transfer, on or before the Close of Business on the Business Day immediately preceding the Fundamental Change Purchase Date, subject to extensions to comply with applicable law (the “Fundamental Change Expiration Time”); and

 

(2)                                 if the Securities to be purchased are Global Securities, delivery of the Securities, by book-entry transfer, in compliance with the Applicable Procedures of the Depository and the satisfaction of any other requirements of the Depository in connection with tendering beneficial interests in a Global Security for purchase, by the Fundamental Change Expiration Time.

 

The Fundamental Change Purchase Notice in respect of any Securities to be purchased shall state:

 

(1)                                 if certificated, the certificate numbers of such Securities;

 

(2)                                 the portion of the principal amount of such Securities, which must be such that the principal amount that is not to be purchased of each Security that is not to be purchased in full equals $1,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof; and

 

(3)                                 that such Securities are to be purchased by the Company pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Securities and this Indenture.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any Holder delivering to the Paying Agent the Fundamental Change Purchase Notice contemplated by this Section 3.01 shall have the right to withdraw, in whole or in part, such Fundamental Change Purchase Notice at any time prior to the Fundamental Change Expiration Time by delivery of a written notice of withdrawal to the Paying Agent in accordance with Section 3.03.

 

The Paying Agent shall promptly notify the Company of the receipt by it of any Fundamental Change Purchase Notice or written notice of withdrawal thereof.

 

(b)                                 On or before the 20th calendar day after the occurrence of a Fundamental Change, the Company shall provide to all Holders of the Securities, the Trustee and the Paying Agent (in the case of any Paying Agent other than the Trustee) a notice (the “Fundamental Change Company Notice”) of the occurrence of such Fundamental Change and of the purchase right at the option of the Holders arising as a result thereof.  Such notice shall be sent by first class mail or, in the case of any Global Securities, in accordance with the procedures of the Depository for providing notices.  Simultaneously with providing such Fundamental Change Company Notice, the Company shall publish this information in a newspaper of general circulation in The City of New York or publish the information on the Company’s website or through such other public medium as the Company may use at that time.

 

Each Fundamental Change Company Notice shall specify:

 

(1)                                 the events causing the Fundamental Change;

 

(2)                                 the date of the Fundamental Change;

 

(3)                                 the last date on which a Holder of Securities may exercise the purchase right pursuant to this Article 3;

 

(4)                                 the Fundamental Change Purchase Price;

 

(5)                                 the Fundamental Change Purchase Date;

 

(6)                                 the name and address of the Paying Agent and the Conversion Agent, if applicable;

 

(7)                                 the applicable Conversion Rate and any adjustments to the applicable Conversion Rate;

 

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(8)                                 that the Securities with respect to which a Fundamental Change Purchase Notice has been delivered by a Holder may be converted only if the Holder withdraws the Fundamental Change Purchase Notice in accordance with this Indenture;

 

(9)                                 that the Holder shall have the right to withdraw any Securities surrendered for purchase prior to the Fundamental Change Expiration Time; and

 

(10)                          the procedures that Holders must follow to require the Company to purchase their Securities.

 

No failure of the Company to give the foregoing notices and no defect therein shall limit the purchase rights of the Holders of Securities or affect the validity of the proceedings for the purchase of the Securities pursuant to this Section 3.01.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding the foregoing, there shall be no purchase of any Securities pursuant to this Section 3.01 if the principal amount of the Securities has been accelerated, and such acceleration has not been rescinded, on or prior to the Fundamental Change Purchase Date (except in the case of an acceleration resulting from a Default by the Company in the payment of the Fundamental Change Purchase Price with respect to such Securities).  The Paying Agent will promptly return to the respective Holders thereof any Physical Securities held by it during the acceleration of the Securities (except in the case of an acceleration resulting from a Default by the Company in the payment of the Fundamental Change Purchase Price with respect to such Securities) and shall deem to be cancelled any instructions for book-entry transfer of the Securities in compliance with the procedures of the Depository, in which case, upon such return or cancellation, as the case may be, the Fundamental Change Purchase Notice with respect thereto shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.

 

Section 3.02                             Effect of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice.  Upon receipt by the Paying Agent of a Fundamental Change Purchase Notice specified in Section 3.01, the Holder of the Security in respect of which such Fundamental Change Purchase Notice was given shall (unless such Fundamental Change Purchase Notice is withdrawn in accordance with Section 3.04) thereafter be entitled to receive solely the Fundamental Change Purchase Price in cash with respect to such Security (and any previously accrued and unpaid interest on such Security).  Such Fundamental Change Purchase Price shall be paid to such Holder, subject to receipt of funds by the Paying Agent, on the later of (x) the applicable Fundamental Change Purchase Date (provided the conditions in Section 3.01 have been satisfied) and (y) the time of delivery or book-entry transfer of such Security to the Paying Agent by the Holder thereof in the manner required by Section 3.01, subject in each case to extensions to comply with applicable law.

 

Section 3.03                             Withdrawal of Fundamental Change Purchase Notice.  A Fundamental Change Purchase Notice may be withdrawn (in whole or in part) by means of a written notice of withdrawal delivered to the Paying Agent in accordance with the Fundamental Change Company Notice at any time prior to the Fundamental Change Expiration Time, specifying:

 

(1)                                 the principal amount of the Securities with respect to which such notice of withdrawal is being submitted;

 

(2)                                 if Physical Securities have been issued, the certificate numbers of the withdrawn Securities; and

 

(3)                                 the principal amount, if any, of each Security that remains subject to the Fundamental Change Purchase Notice, which must be such that the principal amount not to be purchased equals $1,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof;

 

provided, however, that if the Securities are Global Securities, the notice must comply with Applicable Procedures of the Depository.

 

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The Paying Agent will promptly return to the respective Holders thereof any Physical Securities with respect to which a Fundamental Change Purchase Notice has been withdrawn in compliance with the provisions of this Section 3.03.

 

Section 3.04                             Deposit of Fundamental Change Purchase Price.  Prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the Fundamental Change Purchase Date, the Company shall deposit with the Paying Agent (or, if the Company or a Subsidiary or an Affiliate of either of them is acting as the Paying Agent, shall segregate and hold in trust as provided herein) an amount of money (in immediately available funds if deposited on such Business Day) sufficient to pay the Fundamental Change Purchase Price of all the Securities or portions thereof that are to be purchased as of the Fundamental Change Purchase Date.  If the Paying Agent holds cash sufficient to pay the Fundamental Change Purchase Price of the Securities for which a Fundamental Change Purchase Notice has been tendered and not withdrawn in accordance with this Indenture on the Fundamental Change Purchase Date, then as of such Fundamental Change Purchase Date, (a) such Securities will cease to be Outstanding and interest will cease to accrue thereon (whether or not book-entry transfer of such Securities is made or such Securities have been delivered to the Paying Agent) and (b) all other rights of the Holders in respect thereof will terminate (other than the right to receive the Fundamental Change Purchase Price upon delivery or book-entry transfer of such Securities).

 

Section 3.05                             Securities Purchased in Whole or in Part.  Any Security that is to be purchased, whether in whole or in part, shall be surrendered at the office of the Paying Agent (with, if the Company or the Trustee so requires in the case of Physical Securities, due endorsement by, or a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Trustee duly executed by, the Holder thereof or such Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing) and the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder of such Security, without service charge, a new Security or Securities, of any authorized denomination as requested by such Holder in aggregate principal amount equal to, and in exchange for, the portion of the principal amount of the Security so surrendered that is not purchased.

 

Section 3.06                             Covenant To Comply with Applicable Laws upon Purchase of Securities.  In connection with any offer to purchase Securities under Section 3.01, the Company shall, in each case if required by law, (i) comply with Rule 13e-4, Rule 14e-1 and any other tender offer rules under the Exchange Act that may then be applicable, (ii) file a Schedule TO or any other required schedule under the Exchange Act and (iii) otherwise comply with all federal and state securities laws applicable to the Company in connection with such purchase offer, in each case, so as to permit the rights and obligations under Section 3.01 to be exercised in the time and in the manner specified in Section 3.01.

 

Section 3.07                             Repayment to the Company.  To the extent that the aggregate amount of cash deposited by the Company pursuant to Section 3.04 exceeds the aggregate Fundamental Change Purchase Price of the Securities or portions thereof that the Company is obligated to purchase as of the Fundamental Change Purchase Date, then, following the Fundamental Change Purchase Date, the Paying Agent shall promptly return any such excess to the Company.

 

ARTICLE 4

 

OPTIONAL REDEMPTION

 

Section 4.01                             Applicability of Article 11 of the Base Indenture.

 

(a)                                 Article 11 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Securities. Instead, the provisions of this Article 4 shall, with respect to the Securities, supersede in its entirety Article 11 of the Base Indenture.

 

Section 4.02                             No Sinking Fund.

 

(a)                                 Article 12 of the Base Indenture shall not apply with respect to the Securities.

 

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Section 4.03                             Redemption.

 

(a)                                 The Securities shall not be redeemed by the Company prior to January 1, 2023. On or after January 1, 2023, the Company may redeem the Securities (an “Optional Redemption”) for cash, in whole or from time to time in part, at the Company’s option, at a redemption price (the “Redemption Price”) equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date; provided, however, that if the Redemption Date falls after a Regular Record Date and on or prior to the Interest Payment Date to which such Regular Record Date relates, the Company will pay the full amount of accrued and unpaid interest to the Holder of record on such Regular Record Date and the Redemption Price will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities to be redeemed. If a Holder surrenders its Securities for conversion following the date the Company delivers a Redemption Notice and prior to the related Redemption Date, interest will continue to accrue until the date on which the Company delivers the Settlement Amount in respect of such Securities that such Holder converts, and will be payable to the Holder together with the Settlement Amount.

 

Section 4.04                             Notice of Redemption; Selection of Securities.

 

(a)                                 If the Company wishes to exercise its right to redeem all or, as the case may be, any part of the Securities pursuant to Section 4.03, it shall fix a date for redemption (each, a “Redemption Date”), and it or, at its written request received by the Trustee not less than five calendar days prior to the date of the Redemption Notice (or such shorter period of time as may be acceptable to the Trustee), the Trustee, in the name of and at the expense of the Company, shall provide notice of such Redemption (a “Redemption Notice”) not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days prior to the Redemption Date by mail or electronic delivery to each Holder of Securities so to be redeemed as a whole or in part at its last address as the same appears on the Security Register. The Redemption Date must be a Business Day.

 

(b)                                 The Redemption Notice, if mailed in the manner herein provided, shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the Holder receives such notice. In any case, failure to give such Redemption Notice by mail or any defect in the Redemption Notice to the Holder of any Security designated for redemption as a whole or in part shall not affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other Security.

 

(c)                                  Each Redemption Notice shall specify:

 

(1)                                 the Redemption Date;

 

(2)                                 the Redemption Price;

 

(3)                                 that on the Redemption Date, the Redemption Price will become due and payable upon each Security to be redeemed, and that interest thereon, if any, shall cease to accrue on and after the Redemption Date;

 

(4)                                 the place or places where such Securities are to be surrendered for payment of the Redemption Price;

 

(5)                                 that Holders may surrender their Securities for conversion at any time prior to the Close of Business on the Business Day immediately preceding the Redemption Date;

 

(6)                                 the procedures a converting Holder must follow to convert its Securities and the Specified Dollar Amount, if applicable;

 

(7)                                 the then-current Conversion Rate;

 

(8)                                 the CUSIP and ISIN or other similar numbers, if any, assigned to such Securities; and

 

(9)                                 in case any Security is redeemed in part only, the portion of the principal amount thereof to be redeemed and that on and after the Redemption Date, upon surrender of such Security, a new Security in principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion thereof shall be issued.

 

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(d)                                 A Redemption Notice shall be irrevocable.

 

(e)                                  If fewer than all of the outstanding Securities are to be redeemed, the Securities shall be selected for Optional Redemption (in principal amounts of $1,000 or multiples thereof) in accordance with the applicable procedures of DTC, in the case of Global Securities, and by lot, in the case of certificated Securities.

 

(f)                                   In the event of any redemption in part, the Company shall not be required to register the transfer of or exchange any Security so selected for redemption, in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of any Security being redeemed in part.

 

Section 4.05                             Payment of Securities Called for Redemption.

 

(a)                                 If any Redemption Notice has been given in respect of the Securities in accordance with Section 4.04, the Securities shall become due and payable on the Redemption Date at the place or places stated in the Redemption Notice and at the applicable Redemption Price. On presentation and surrender of the Securities at the place or places stated in the Redemption Notice, the Securities shall be paid and redeemed by the Company at the applicable Redemption Price.

 

(b)                                 Prior to the Open of Business on the Redemption Date, the Company shall deposit with the Paying Agent or, if the Company or a Subsidiary of the Company is acting as the Paying Agent, shall segregate and hold in trust as provided in Section 6.05 of the Base Indenture an amount of cash (in immediately available funds if deposited on the Redemption Date), sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of all of the Securities to be redeemed on such Redemption Date. Subject to receipt of funds by the Paying Agent, payment for the Securities to be redeemed shall be made on the Redemption Date for such Securities. The Paying Agent shall, promptly after such payment and upon written demand by the Company, return to the Company any funds in excess of the Redemption Price.

 

Section 4.06                             Restrictions on Redemption.

 

(a)                                 The Company may not redeem any Securities on any date if the principal amount of the Securities has been accelerated in accordance with the terms of the Indenture, and such acceleration has not been rescinded, on or prior to the Redemption Date (except in the case of an acceleration resulting from a Default by the Company in the payment of the Redemption Price with respect to such Securities).

 

ARTICLE 5

 

CONVERSION

 

Section 5.01                             Right To Convert.  (a) Subject to and upon compliance with the provisions of the Indenture, each Holder shall have the right, at such Holder’s option, to convert its Securities, or any portion of its Securities such that the principal amount that remains Outstanding of each Security that is not converted in full equals $1,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof, into the Settlement Amount determined in accordance with Section 5.03(a) hereof, (x) prior to the Close of Business on the Business Day immediately preceding October 1, 2022, only upon satisfaction of one or more of the conditions described in Section 5.01(b) hereof, and (y) on or after October 1, 2022, at any time prior to the Close of Business on the second Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the Maturity Date.

 

(b)                                 (1)                                 A Holder may surrender Securities for conversion during any fiscal quarter commencing after June 30, 2017 (and only during such fiscal quarter) if the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock for at least 20 Trading Days (whether or not consecutive) during the period of 30 consecutive Trading Days ending on the last Trading Day of the immediately preceding fiscal quarter is greater than or equal to 110% of the Conversion Price in effect on each Trading Day.

 

(2)                                 A Holder may surrender Securities for conversion during the five Business Day period after any five consecutive Trading Day period (the “Measurement Period”) in which the Trading Price per $1,000 principal amount of Securities, as determined following a request by a Holder in accordance with the procedures set

 

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forth in this Section 5.01(b)(2), for each Trading Day of such Measurement Period was less than 98% of the product of (i) the Conversion Rate in effect on such Trading Day and (ii) the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on such Trading Day.  The Trading Price shall be determined by the Bid Solicitation Agent pursuant to this Section 5.01(b)(2) and the definition of “Trading Price” set forth in Section 1.02 hereof.  The Company shall provide written notice to the Bid Solicitation Agent (if other than the Company) of the three independent nationally recognized securities dealers selected by the Company in accordance with the definition of Trading Price, along with the appropriate contact information for each.  The Bid Solicitation Agent (if other than the Company) shall have no obligation to determine the Trading Price of the Securities unless the Company has requested such determination; and the Company shall have no obligation to make such request (or, if the Company is the Bid Solicitation Agent, to determine the Trading Price of the Securities) unless a Holder of a Security provides it with reasonable evidence that the Trading Price per $1,000 principal amount of Securities would be less than 98% of the product of (i) the Conversion Rate in effect on the next Trading Day and (ii) the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on such Trading Day.  At such time, the Company shall instruct the Bid Solicitation Agent (if other than the Company) to determine (or, if the Company is the Bid Solicitation Agent, the Company shall determine) the Trading Price per $1,000 principal amount of the Securities beginning on the next Trading Day and on each successive Trading Day until the Trading Price per $1,000 principal amount of Securities for a Trading Day is greater than or equal to 98% of the product of (i) the Conversion Rate in effect on such Trading Day and (ii) the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on such Trading Day.  Whenever the condition to conversion set forth in this Section 5.01(b)(2) has been met, but was not met on the immediately preceding Trading Day, the Company will so notify the Holders and the Trustee.  If, at any time after the condition to conversion set forth in this Section 5.01(b)(2) has been met, the condition to conversion set forth in this Section 5.01(b)(2) ceases to be met, the Company will so notify the Holders and the Trustee on the first Trading Day on which such condition ceases to be met.

 

(3)                                 If the Company elects to (x) issue to all or substantially all holders of the Common Stock rights, options or warrants entitling them for a period of not more than 45 calendar days after the date of such issuance to subscribe for or purchase shares of the Common Stock, at a price per share less than the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock for the 10 consecutive Trading Day period ending on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of announcement of such issuance; or (y) distribute to all or substantially all holders of the Common Stock the Company’s assets, debt securities or rights to purchase the Company’s securities, which distribution has a per-share value, as reasonably determined by the Board of Directors, exceeding 10% of the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on, and including, the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of announcement for such distribution, then, the Company must deliver notice of such issuance or distribution, and of the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance or distribution, to the Holders at least 30 Scheduled Trading Days prior to the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance or distribution.  Holders may surrender their Securities for conversion at any time during the period beginning on the 25th Scheduled Trading Day immediately prior to the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance or distribution and ending on the earlier of (a) the Close of Business on the Business Day immediately preceding the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance or distribution or (b) its announcement that such issuance or distribution will not take place, even if the Securities are not otherwise convertible at such time; provided, however, that Holders may not convert their Securities pursuant to this Section 5.01(b)(3) if the Company provides that Holders shall participate, at the same time and upon the same terms as holders of the Common Stock, and as a result of holding the Securities, in the relevant issuance or distribution without having to convert their Securities as if they held a number of shares of the Common Stock equal to the Conversion Rate in effect on the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance or distribution multiplied by the principal amount (expressed in thousands) of Securities held by such Holder on the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance or distribution.

 

(4)                                 If (i) a Make-Whole Fundamental Change occurs or (ii) the Company is a party to (a) a consolidation, merger, binding share exchange, pursuant to which the Common Stock would be converted into cash, securities or other assets or (b) a sale, conveyance, transfer or lease of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, to another person (other than any of the Company’s Subsidiaries), the Securities may be surrendered for conversion at any time from or after the date that is 25 Scheduled Trading Days prior to the anticipated Fundamental Change Effective Date or the anticipated effective date of such sale, conveyance, transfer or lease, as the case may be (or, if later, the Business Day after the Company gives notice of such transaction) until the Close of Business (i) if such transaction is a Fundamental Change, on the Business Day immediately preceding the Fundamental Change Purchase Date, and, (ii) otherwise, on the 35th Business Day immediately following the effective date for such transaction.  The Company will notify the Holders of any such transaction:

 

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(A)                               as promptly as practicable following the date the Company publicly announces such transaction but in no event less than 35 Scheduled Trading Days prior to the anticipated effective date of such transaction; or

 

(B)                               if the Company does not have knowledge of such transaction at least 35 Scheduled Trading Days prior to the anticipated effective date of such transaction, within one Business Day of the date upon which the Company receives notice, or otherwise becomes aware, of such transaction, but in no event later than the actual effective date of such transaction.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding any other provision of the Securities or this Indenture, no Holder of Securities will be entitled to receive Common Stock following conversion of such Securities to the extent that receipt of such Common Stock would cause such Holder to exceed the ownership limits contained in the Company’s charter.

 

(d)                                 If any delivery of shares of Common Stock owed to a Holder upon conversion of Securities is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of the limitations described in Section 5.01(c), the Company’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and the Company shall deliver such shares as promptly as practicable after any such converting Holder gives notice to the Company that such delivery would not result in it being the beneficial or constructive owner of more than 9.8% (by value or number, whichever is more restrictive) of the shares of Common Stock or of the Company’s Capital Stock, outstanding at such time.

 

(e)                                  If the Company calls any or all of the Securities for redemption pursuant to Article 4, a Holder of Securities may convert all or any portion of its Securities called for redemption only until Close of Business, on the Business Day immediately preceding the Redemption Date. If a portion of a Holder’s Security is selected for partial redemption and such Holder converts a portion of the same Security, the converted portion will be deemed to be from the portion selected for redemption.

 

Section 5.02                             Conversion Procedures.

 

(a)                                 Each Security shall be convertible at the office of the Conversion Agent and, if applicable, in accordance with the Applicable Procedures of the Depository.

 

(b)                                 To exercise the conversion privilege with respect to a beneficial interest in a Global Security, the Holder must complete the appropriate instruction form for conversion pursuant to the Depository’s book-entry conversion program, furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents if required by the Company or the Conversion Agent, and pay the funds, if any, required by Section 5.02(f) and any taxes or duties if required pursuant to Section 5.02(g), and the Conversion Agent must be informed of the conversion in accordance with the customary practice of the Depository.

 

To exercise the conversion privilege with respect to any Physical Securities, the Holder of such Physical Securities shall:

 

(1)                                 complete and manually sign a conversion notice in the form set forth in the Form of Notice of Conversion (the “Conversion Notice”) or a facsimile of the Conversion Notice;

 

(2)                                 deliver the Conversion Notice, which is irrevocable, and the Security to the Conversion Agent;

 

(3)                                 if required, furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents,

 

(4)                                 if required, make any payment required under Section 5.02(f); and

 

(5)                                 if required, pay all transfer or similar taxes as set forth in Section 5.02(g).

 

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If a Security is subject to a Fundamental Change Purchase Notice, such Security may not be converted unless such Fundamental Change Purchase Notice is withdrawn in accordance with Section 3.03 hereof prior to the relevant Fundamental Change Expiration Time.

 

For any Security, the first Business Day on which the Holder of such Security satisfies all of the applicable requirements set forth above with respect to such Security and on which conversion of such Security is not otherwise prohibited under this Indenture shall be the “Conversion Date” with respect to such Security.

 

Each conversion shall be deemed to have been effected as to any such Securities (or portion thereof) surrendered for conversion at the Close of Business on the applicable Conversion Date; provided, however, that the person in whose name the certificate for any shares of Common Stock delivered upon conversion is registered shall be treated as a stockholder of record as of the Close of Business on (i) such Conversion Date (in the case of Physical Settlement) or (ii) the last Trading Day of the applicable Cash Settlement Averaging Period (in the case of Combination Settlement) except to the extent required by Section 5.04 hereof. At the Close of Business on the Conversion Date for a Security, the converting Holder shall no longer be the Holder of such Security.

 

(c)                                  Endorsement. Any Securities surrendered for conversion shall, unless shares of Common Stock issuable on conversion are to be issued in the same name as the registration of such Securities, be duly endorsed by, or be accompanied by instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company duly executed by, the Holder or its duly authorized attorney.

 

(d)                                 Physical Securities. If any Securities in a denomination greater than $1,000 shall be surrendered for partial conversion, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder of the Securities so surrendered, without charge, new Securities in authorized denominations in an aggregate principal amount equal to the unconverted portion of the surrendered Securities.

 

(e)                                  Global Securities. Upon the conversion of a beneficial interest in Global Securities, the Conversion Agent shall make a notation in its records as to the reduction in the principal amount represented thereby.  The Company shall notify the Trustee in writing of any conversions of Securities effected through any Conversion Agent other than the Trustee.

 

(f)                                   Interest Due Upon Conversion.  If a Holder converts a Security after the Close of Business on a Regular Record Date but prior to the Open of Business on the Interest Payment Date corresponding to such Regular Record Date, such Holder must accompany such Security with an amount of cash equal to the amount of interest that will payable on such Security on the corresponding Interest Payment Date; provided, however, that a Holder need not make such payment (1) if the Conversion Date follows the Regular Record Date immediately preceding the Maturity Date; (2) if the Company has specified a Fundamental Change Purchase Date that is after a Regular Record Date and on or prior to the corresponding Interest Payment Date and the Holder converts its Security after the Close of Business on such Regular Record Date and on or prior to the Open of Business on such Interest Payment Date; or (3) to the extent of any overdue interest, if any overdue interest exists at the time of conversion with respect to such Security.

 

(g)                                  Taxes Due upon Conversion.  If a Holder converts a Security, the Company will pay any documentary, stamp or similar issue or transfer tax due on the issue of any shares of the Common Stock upon the conversion, unless the tax is due because the Holder requests that any shares be issued in a name other than the Holder’s name, in which case the Holder will pay that tax.

 

Section 5.03                             Settlement Upon Conversion.

 

(a)                                 Settlement Amount.  Subject to this Section 5.03, if a Holder converts a Security, the Company shall pay or deliver to such Holder, as the case may be, in respect of each $1,000 principal amount of Securities being converted, solely cash, solely shares of Common Stock or a combination of cash and Common Stock (the “Settlement Amount”), at the Company’s election, as set forth in this Section 5.03.

 

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(1)                                 The Company shall pay or deliver, as the case may be, the Settlement Amount on the third Trading Day immediately following the last Trading Day of the Cash Settlement Averaging Period; provided, that;

 

(A)                               if the Company elects to fulfill its conversion obligation solely in shares of Common Stock, the Company shall deliver such Common Stock on the third Trading Day immediately following the relevant Conversion Date; and

 

(B)                               if prior to the relevant Conversion Date, the Common Stock has been replaced by Reference Property consisting solely of cash, pursuant to Section 5.07, the Company shall pay such cash on the third Trading Day immediately following the relevant Conversion Date.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any information required to calculate the conversion obligation is not available as of the applicable settlement date, the Company will deliver the additional shares of Common Stock resulting from such adjustment on the third Trading Day after the earliest Trading Day on which such calculation can be made.

 

(2)                                 All conversions during the Final Conversion Period will be settled in the same relative proportions of cash and/or shares of Common Stock (the “Settlement Method”).

 

(3)                                 Prior to the first day of the Final Conversion Period, the Company will elect (or be deemed to have elected) the same Settlement Method for all conversions occurring on any given Conversion Day. Except for any conversions that occur during the Final Conversion Period, the Company need not elect the same Settlement Method with respect to conversions that occur on different Conversion Dates.

 

(4)                                 With respect to each Conversion Date occurring prior to the Final Conversion Period, the Company shall deliver a notice (each, a “Settlement Notice”) of the relevant Settlement Method not later than the Close of Business on the second Trading Day following the related Conversion Date.  With respect to each Conversion Date occurring during the Final Conversion Period, the Company shall, prior to the Final Conversion Period, deliver a single Settlement Notice that shall apply to all conversions occurring during the Final Conversion Period.  Each such Settlement Notice shall specify whether the Company shall satisfy its conversion obligation by (i) delivering solely shares of Common Stock (“Physical Settlement”), (ii) paying solely cash (“Cash Settlement”) or (iii) paying and delivering, as the case may be, a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock (“Combination Settlement”).  In the case of an election that provides for Combination Settlement, the relevant Settlement Notice shall indicate the Specified Dollar Amount.  If the Company does not deliver a Settlement Notice within the time periods specified above, or if the Company provides a Settlement Notice within the time periods specified above and elects Combination Settlement but the Settlement Notice does not specify a Specified Dollar Amount, the Company will be deemed to have elected Combination Settlement with a Specified Dollar Amount of $1,000.

 

(5)                                 The Settlement Amount in respect of any conversion shall be computed as follows:

 

(A)                               if the Company elects to satisfy its conversion obligation in respect of such conversion through Physical Settlement, the Company will deliver to the converting Holder a number of shares of Common Stock equal to (1) (i) the aggregate principal amount of Securities to be converted, divided by (ii) $1,000, multiplied by (2) the then-applicable Conversion Rate on the date the converting Holder becomes a record owner of Common Stock pursuant to the last paragraph of Section 5.02(b);

 

(B)                               if the Company elects to satisfy its conversion obligation in respect of such conversion through Cash Settlement, the Company shall pay to the converting Holder cash in an amount per $1,000 principal amount of Securities being converted equal to the sum of the Daily Conversion Values for each of the 20 consecutive Trading Days during the related Cash Settlement Averaging Period; and

 

(C)                               if the Company elects to satisfy its conversion obligation in respect of such conversion through Combination Settlement, the Company shall pay and deliver to the converting Holder, as the case may be, in respect of each $1,000 principal amount of Securities being converted, a Settlement Amount equal to the sum of the

 

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Daily Settlement Amounts for each of the 20 consecutive Trading Days during the related Cash Settlement Averaging Period.

 

(6)                                 The “Daily Settlement Amount” for each of the 20 consecutive Trading Days of the applicable Cash Settlement Averaging Period, will consist of:

 

(A)                               cash equal to the lesser of (i) a dollar amount per Security to be received upon conversion as specified by the Company in the Settlement Notice (the “Specified Dollar Amount”), if any, divided by 20 (such quotient being referred to as the “Daily Measurement Value”) and (ii) the Daily Conversion Value; and

 

(B)                               to the extent the Daily Conversion Value for such Trading Day exceeds the Daily Measurement Value for such Trading Day, a number of shares of Common Stock equal to (i) the difference between the Daily Conversion Value and the Daily Measurement Value, divided by (ii) the Daily VWAP of the Common Stock for such Trading Day.

 

(7)                                 In the case of Cash Settlement or Combination Settlement, the Settlement Amount shall be determined by the Company promptly following the last day of the Cash Settlement Averaging Period.  Promptly after such determination of the Settlement Amount and the amount of cash deliverable in lieu of fractional shares (if any), the Company shall notify the Trustee and the Conversion Agent of the Daily Settlement Amounts or the Daily Conversion Values, as the case may be, and the amount of cash deliverable in lieu of fractional shares of Common Stock.  The Trustee and the Conversion Agent shall be entitled to rely exclusively on the notice given by the Company and shall have no responsibility for any such determination.

 

(b)                                 Fractional Shares.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company will not issue fractional shares of Common Stock as part of the Settlement Amount due with respect to any converted Security in respect of which shares of Common Stock are deliverable.  Instead, if any such Settlement Amount includes a fraction of a share of Common Stock, the Company will, in lieu of delivering such fraction of a share of Common Stock, pay an amount of cash equal to the product of (i) such fraction of a share and (ii) the Daily VWAP of the Common Stock on the relevant Conversion Data (in the case of Physical Settlement) or on the last Trading Day of the applicable Cash Settlement Averaging Period (in the case of Combination Settlement), subject in each case to the following paragraph.

 

If a Holder surrenders more than one Security for conversion on a single Conversion Date, the Company will calculate the amount of cash and the number of shares of Common Stock due with respect to such Securities as if such Holder had surrendered for conversion one Security having an aggregate principal amount equal to the sum of the principal amounts of each of the Securities surrendered for conversion by such Holder on such Conversion Date.

 

(c)                                  Settlement of Accrued Interest and Deemed Payment of Principal.  If a Holder converts a Security, the Company will not adjust the Conversion Rate to account for any accrued and unpaid interest on such Security and the Company’s delivery of the amount of cash and the number of shares of Common Stock, if any, into which a Security is convertible will be deemed to satisfy and discharge in full the Company’s obligation to pay the principal of, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, such Security to, but excluding, the Conversion Date; provided, however, that if a Holder converts a Security after a Regular Record Date and prior to the Open of Business on the corresponding Interest Payment Date, the Company will still be obligated to pay the interest due on such Interest Payment Date to the Holder of such Security on such Regular Record Date (provided the Holder makes the interest payment upon conversion if so required by Section 5.02(f)).

 

As a result, except as otherwise provided in the proviso to the immediately preceding sentence, any accrued and unpaid interest with respect to a converted Security will be deemed to be paid in full rather than cancelled, extinguished or forfeited.  In addition, if the Settlement Amount for any Security includes both cash and shares of the Common Stock, accrued and unpaid interest will be deemed to be paid first out of the amount of cash delivered upon such conversion.  In no event will a Holder be entitled to receive any dividend or other distribution with respect to any Common Stock issued on conversion of such Holder’s Securities if the applicable Conversion Date is after the Regular Record Date for such dividend or distribution.  Prior to the settlement of any conversion in

 

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accordance with this Section 5.03, a Holder shall not be the owner of any Common Stock issuable upon conversion of such Holder’s Securities.

 

(d)                                 Notices.  Whenever a Conversion Date occurs with respect to a Security, the Conversion Agent will, as promptly as possible, and in no event later than the Business Day immediately following such Conversion Date, deliver to the Company and the Trustee, if it is not then the Conversion Agent, notice that a Conversion Date has occurred, which notice will state such Conversion Date, the principal amount of Securities converted on such Conversion Date and the names of the Holders that converted Securities on such Conversion Date.

 

Section 5.04                             Adjustment of Conversion Rate.  The Conversion Rate will be adjusted as described in this Section 5.04, except that the Company shall not make any adjustment to the Conversion Rate if Holders participate (other than in the case of a share split or share combination), at the same time and upon the same terms as holders of the Common Stock and as a result of holding the Securities, in any of the transactions described below without having to convert their Securities, as if they held a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the applicable Conversion Rate, multiplied by the principal amount (expressed in thousands) of Securities held by such Holder.

 

(a)                                 If the Company exclusively issues shares of Common Stock as a dividend or distribution on all or substantially all shares of the Common Stock, or if the Company effects a share split or share combination, the Conversion Rate will be adjusted based on the following formula:

 

 CR1

=

CR0 x

OS1

 

 

 

 

OS0

 

 

where,

 

CR0

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately prior to the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date of such dividend or distribution, or immediately prior to the Open of Business on the effective date of such share split or combination, as applicable;

 

 

 

CR1

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately after the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date or such effective date;

 

 

 

OS0

=

the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date or such effective date, as applicable, before giving effect to such dividend, distribution, share split or share combination; and

 

 

 

OS1

=

the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such dividend, distribution, share split or share combination, as applicable.

 

Any adjustment made under this Section 5.04(a) shall become effective immediately after the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such dividend or distribution, or immediately after the Open of Business on the effective date for such share split or share combination.  If any dividend or distribution of the type described in this Section 5.04(a) is declared but not so paid or made, the Conversion Rate shall be immediately readjusted, effective as of the date the Board of Directors determines not to pay such dividend or distribution to the Conversion Rate that would then be in effect if such dividend or distribution had not been declared.

 

(b)                                 If the Company issues to all or substantially all holders of the Common Stock any rights, options or warrants entitling them, for a period of not more than 45 calendar days after the date of such issuance, to subscribe for or purchase shares of the Common Stock, at a price per share less than the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock for the 10 consecutive Trading Day period ending on, and including, the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of announcement of such issuance, the Conversion Rate will be increased based on the following formula:

 

CR1

=

CRx

OS0 + X

 

 

 

 

OS0 + Y

 

 

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where,

 

CR0

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately prior to the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance;

 

 

 

CR1

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately after the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date;

 

 

 

OS0

=

the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date;

 

 

 

X

=

the total number of shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to such rights, options or warrants; and

 

 

 

Y

=

the number of shares of Common Stock equal to the aggregate price payable to exercise such rights, options or warrants divided by the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock over the 10 consecutive Trading Day period ending on, and including, the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of announcement of the issuance of such rights, options or warrants.

 

Any increase made under this Section 5.04(b) will be made successively whenever any such rights, options or warrants are issued and shall become effective immediately after the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance.  To the extent that such rights, options or warrants are not exercised prior to their expiration or shares of Common Stock are not delivered upon the expiration of such rights, options or warrants, the Conversion Rate shall be readjusted to the Conversion Rate that would then be in effect had the increase with respect to the issuance of such rights, options or warrants been made on the basis of delivery of only the number of shares of Common Stock actually delivered.  If such rights, options or warrants are not so issued, or if such rights, options or warrants are not exercised prior to their expiration, the Conversion Rate shall be decreased to be the Conversion Rate that would then be in effect if such Ex-Dividend Date for such issuance had not occurred.

 

For purposes of this Section 5.04(b) and Section 5.01(b)(3) hereof, in determining whether any rights, options or warrants entitle the holders of the Common Stock to subscribe for or purchase shares of the Common Stock at a price per share less than such average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock for the 10 consecutive Trading Day period ending on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of announcement for such issuance, and in determining the aggregate offering price of such shares of the Common Stock, there shall be taken into account any consideration received by the Company for such rights, options or warrants and any amount payable on exercise or conversion thereof, the value of such consideration, if other than cash, to be determined by the Board of Directors.

 

(c)                                  If the Company distributes shares of its Capital Stock, evidences of its indebtedness, other assets or property of the Company or rights, options or warrants to acquire its Capital Stock or other securities, to all or substantially all holders of the Common Stock, excluding:

 

(1)                                 dividends or distributions, rights options or warrants as to which an adjustment was effected pursuant to Section 5.04(a) hereof or Section 5.04(b) hereof;

 

(2)                                 dividends or distributions paid exclusively in cash as to which an adjustment was effected pursuant to Section 5.04(d) hereof; and

 

(3)                                 Spin-Offs as to which the provisions set forth below in this Section 5.04(c) shall apply; then the Conversion Rate shall be increased based on the following formula:

 

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CR1

=

CR0 x

SP0

 

 

 

 

SP0 - FMV

 

 

where,

 

CR0

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately prior to the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such distribution;

 

 

 

CR1

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately after the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date;

 

 

 

SP0

=

the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock over the 10 consecutive Trading Day period ending on, and including, the Trading Day immediately preceding the Ex-Dividend Date for such distribution; and

 

 

 

FMV

=

the fair market value (as determined by the Board of Directors) of the shares of the Company’s Capital Stock, evidences the Company’s indebtedness, other assets, or property of the Company or rights, options or warrants to acquire the Company’s Capital Stock or other securities distributed with respect to each outstanding share of the Common Stock on the Ex-Dividend Date for such distribution.

 

If “FMV” (as defined above) is equal to or greater than the “SP0” (as defined above), in lieu of the foregoing increase, each Holder of Securities shall receive, in respect of each $1,000 principal amount of Securities it holds, at the same time and upon the same terms as holders of the Common Stock, the amount and kind of the Company’s Capital Stock, evidences of the Company’s indebtedness, other assets or property of the Company or rights, options or warrants to acquire the Company’s Capital Stock or other securities that such Holder would have received as if such Holder owned a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the Conversion Rate in effect on the Ex-Dividend Date for the distribution.

 

Any increase made under the portion of this Section 5.04(c) will become effective immediately after the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such distribution.  If such distribution is not so paid or made, the Conversion Rate shall be decreased to be the Conversion Rate that would then be in effect if such dividend or distribution had not been declared.

 

With respect to an adjustment pursuant to this Section 5.04(c) where there has been a payment of a dividend or other distribution on the Common Stock of shares of Capital Stock of any class or series, or similar equity interest, of or relating to a Subsidiary of the Company or other business unit of the Company, and such Capital Stock or similar equity interest is listed or quoted (or will be listed or quoted upon the consummation of the distribution) on a United States national securities exchange (a “Spin-Off”), the Conversion Rate will be increased based on the following formula:

 

CR1

=

CR0 x

FMV0 + MP0

 

 

 

 

MP0

 

 

where,

 

CR0

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately prior to the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such Spin-Off;

 

 

 

CR1

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately after the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such Spin-Off;

 

 

 

FMV0

=

the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Capital Stock or similar equity interest distributed to holders of Common Stock applicable to one share of Common Stock over the first 10 consecutive Trading Day period after, and including, the effective date of the Spin-Off (the “Valuation Period”); and

 

 

 

MP0

=

the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of Common Stock over the Valuation Period.

 

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The adjustment to the applicable Conversion Rate under the preceding paragraph of this Section 5.04(c) will be made immediately after the Open of Business on the day after the last Trading Day of the Valuation Period, but will be given effect as of the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for the Spin-Off. If the Ex-Dividend Date for the Spin-Off is less than 10 Trading Days prior to, and including, the end of the Cash Settlement Averaging Period in respect of any conversion, references within this Section 5.04(c) to 10 Trading Days shall be deemed replaced, for purposes of calculating the affected Daily Conversion Values in respect of that conversion, with such lesser number of Trading Days as have elapsed from, and including, the Ex-Dividend Date for the Spin-Off to, and including, the last Trading Day of such Cash Settlement Averaging Period. For purposes of determining the applicable Conversion Rate, in respect of any conversion during the 10 Trading Days commencing on the Ex-Dividend Date for any Spin-Off, references within the portion of this Section 5.04(c) related to “Spin-Offs” to 10 Trading Days shall be deemed replaced with such lesser number of Trading Days as have elapsed from, and including, the Ex-Dividend Date for such Spin-Off to, and including, the relevant Conversion Date.

 

For purposes of the second adjustment set forth in this clause 5.04(c), (i) the Last Reported Sale Price of any Capital Stock or similar equity interest shall be calculated in a manner analogous to that used to calculate the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock in the definition of “Last Reported Sale Price” set forth in Section 1.02 hereof, (ii) whether a day is a Trading Day (and whether a day is a Scheduled Trading Day and whether a Market Disruption Event has occurred) for such Capital Stock or similar equity interest shall be determined in a manner analogous to that used to determine whether a day is a Trading Day (or whether a day is a Scheduled Trading Day and whether a Market Disruption Event has occurred) for the Common Stock, and (iii) whether a day is a Trading Day to be included in a Valuation Period will be determined based on whether a day is a Trading Day for both the Common Stock and such Capital Stock or similar equity interest.

 

Subject to Section 5.04(g), for the purposes of this Section 5.04(c), rights, options or warrants distributed by the Company to all holders of the Common Stock entitling them to subscribe for or purchase shares of the Company’s Capital Stock (either initially or under certain circumstances), which rights, options or warrants, until the occurrence of a specified event or events (a “Trigger Event”): (1) are deemed to be transferred with such shares of Common Stock; (2) are not exercisable; and (3) are also issued in respect of future issuances of Common Stock, shall be deemed not to have been distributed for purposes of this Section 5.04(c), (and no adjustment to the Conversion Rate under this Section 5.04(c) will be required) until the occurrence of the earliest Trigger Event, whereupon such rights, options or warrants shall be deemed to have been distributed and an appropriate adjustment (if any is required) to the Conversion Rate shall be made under this Section 5.04(c).  If any such right, option or warrant, distributed prior to the date of this Supplemental Indenture are subject to events, upon the occurrence of which such rights, options or warrants become exercisable to purchase different securities, evidences of indebtedness or other assets, then the date of the occurrence of any and each such event shall be deemed to be the date of distribution and Ex-Dividend Date of such deemed distribution (in which case the original rights, options or warrants shall be deemed to terminate and expire on such date without exercise by any of the holders).  In addition, in the event of any distribution or deemed distribution of rights, options or warrants, or any Trigger Event or other event (of the type described in the preceding sentence) with respect thereto that was counted for purposes of calculating a distribution amount for which an adjustment to the Conversion Rate under this Section 5.04(c) was made, (1) in the case of any such rights, options or warrants which shall all have been redeemed or purchased without exercise by any holders thereof, upon such final redemption or purchase (x) the Conversion Rate shall be readjusted as if such rights, options or warrants had not been issued and (y) the Conversion Rate shall then again be readjusted to give effect to such distribution, deemed distribution or Trigger Event, as the case may be, as though it were a cash distribution, equal to the per share redemption or purchase price received by holders of Common Stock with respect to such rights, options or warrants (assuming each such holder had retained such rights, options or warrants), made to all holders of Common Stock as of the date of such redemption or purchase, and (2) in the case of such rights, options or warrants which shall have expired or been terminated without exercise by any holders thereof, the Conversion Rate shall be readjusted as if such rights and warrants had not been issued.

 

For purposes of Section 5.04(a) hereof, Section 5.04(b) hereof and this Section 5.04(c), if any dividend or distribution to which this Section 5.04(c) applies includes one or both of:

 

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(A)                               a dividend or distribution of shares of Common Stock to which Section 5.04(a) hereof also applies (the “Clause A Distribution”); or

 

(B)                               a dividend or distribution of rights, options or warrants to which Section 5.04(b) hereof also applies (the “Clause B Distribution”),

 

then (i) such dividend or distribution, other than the Clause A Distribution and the Clause B Distribution, shall be deemed to be a dividend or distribution to which this Section 5.04(c) applies (the “Clause C Distribution”) and any Conversion Rate adjustment required to be made under this Section 5.04(c) with respect to such Clause C Distribution shall be made, (ii) the Clause B Distribution, if any, shall be deemed to immediately follow the Clause C Distribution and any Conversion Rate adjustment required by Section 5.04(b) hereof with respect thereto shall then be made, except that, if determined by the Company, (A) the “Ex-Dividend Date” of the Clause B Distribution and the Clause A Distribution, if any, shall be deemed to be the Ex-Dividend Date of the Clause C Distribution and (B) any shares of Common Stock included in the Clause A Distribution or the Clause B Distribution shall not be deemed to be “outstanding immediately prior to the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date” within the meaning of Section 5.04(b) hereof, and (iii) the Clause A Distribution, if any, shall be deemed to immediately follow the Clause C Distribution or the Clause B Distribution, as the case may be, except that, if determined by the Company, (A) the “Ex-Dividend Date” of the Clause A Distribution and the Clause B Distribution, if any, shall be deemed to be the Ex-Dividend Date of the Clause C Distribution, and (B) any shares of Common Stock included in the Clause A distribution shall not be deemed to be “outstanding immediately prior to the Open of Business on such Ex-Dividend Date or such effective date” within the meaning of Section 5.04(a) hereof.

 

(d)                                 If any cash dividend or distribution is made to all or substantially all holders of the Common Stock to the extent that the aggregate of all such cash dividends or distributions paid in any quarter exceeds the dividends threshold amount (the “DTA”) for such quarter, the Conversion Rate shall be adjusted based on the following formula:

 

CR1

=

CR0 x

SP0

 

 

 

 

SP0 – C

 

 

where,

 

CR0

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately prior to the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such dividend or distribution;

 

 

 

CR1

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately after the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such dividend or distribution;

 

 

 

SP0

=

the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on the Trading Day immediately preceding the Ex-Dividend Date for such dividend or distribution;

 

 

 

DTA

=

the dividend threshold amount, which shall initially be $0.48 per quarter; and

 

 

 

C

=

the amount in cash per share that the Company distributes to holders of the Common Stock in excess of the DTA.

 

The DTA is subject to adjustment on an inversely proportional basis whenever the Conversion Rate is adjusted other than adjustments made pursuant to this Section 5.04(d). If an adjustment is required to be made as set forth in this Section 5.04(d) as a result of a distribution that is not a regular quarterly dividend, the DTA will be deemed to be zero with respect to that particular adjustment.

 

If “C” (as defined above) is equal to or greater than “SP0” (as defined above), in lieu of the foregoing increase, each Holder shall receive, for each $1,000 principal amount of Securities it holds, at the same time and upon the same terms as holders of shares of the Common Stock, the amount of cash that such Holder would have received if such Holder had owned a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the Conversion Rate on the Ex-

 

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Dividend Date for such cash dividend or distribution.  Such increase shall become effective immediately after the Open of Business on the Ex-Dividend Date for such dividend or distribution.  If such dividend or distribution is not so paid, the Conversion Rate shall be decreased to be the Conversion Rate that would then be in effect if such dividend or distribution had not been declared.

 

(e)                                  If the Company or any of its Subsidiaries make a payment in respect of a tender offer or exchange offer for the Common Stock, to the extent that the cash and value of any other consideration included in the payment per share of the Common Stock exceeds the Last Reported Sale Price of the Common Stock on the Trading Day next succeeding the last date on which tenders or exchanges may be made pursuant to such tender or exchange offer (the “Offer Expiration Date”), the Conversion Rate shall be increased based on the following formula:

 

CR1

=

CR0 x

AC + (SP1 x OS1)

 

 

 

 

OS0 x SP1

 

 

where,

 

CR0

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately prior to the Close of Business on the Offer Expiration Date;

 

 

 

CR1

=

the Conversion Rate in effect immediately after the Close of Business the Offer Expiration Date;

 

 

 

AC

=

the aggregate value of all cash and any other consideration (as determined by the Board of Directors) paid or payable for shares of Common Stock purchased in such tender offer or exchange offer;

 

 

 

OS0

=

the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the expiration time of the tender or exchange offer on the Offer Expiration Date (prior to giving effect to the purchase of all shares accepted for purchase or exchange in such tender offer or exchange offer);

 

 

 

OS1

 

the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after the expiration time of the tender or exchange offer on the Offer Expiration Date (after giving effect to the purchase of all shares accepted for purchase or exchange in such tender or exchange offer); and

 

 

 

SP1

 

the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock over the 10 consecutive Trading Day period commencing on, and including, the Trading Day next succeeding the Offer Expiration Date.

 

The adjustment to the applicable Conversion Rate under the preceding paragraph of this Section 5.04(e) will be given effect at the Open of Business on the Trading Day next succeeding the Offer Expiration Date. If the Trading Day next succeeding the Offer Expiration Date is less than 10 Trading Days prior to, and including, the end of the Cash Settlement Averaging Period in respect of any conversion, references within this Section 5.04(e) to 10 Trading Days shall be deemed replaced, for purposes of calculating the affected Daily Conversion Values in respect of that conversion, with such lesser number of Trading Days as have elapsed from, and including, the Trading Day next succeeding the Offer Expiration Date to, and including, the last Trading Day of such Cash Settlement Averaging Period. For purposes of determining the applicable Conversion Rate, in respect of any conversion during the 10 Trading Days commencing on the Trading Day next succeeding the Offer Expiration Date, references within this Section 5.04(e) to 10 Trading Days shall be deemed replaced with such lesser number of Trading Days as have elapsed from, and including, the Trading Day next succeeding the Offer Expiration Date to, and including, the relevant Conversion Date.

 

(f)                                   Special Settlement Provisions.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein with respect to converted Securities as to which Combination Settlement is applicable, if a Holder converts a Security and the Daily Settlement Amount for any Trading Day during the Cash Settlement Averaging Period applicable to such Security:

 

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(1)                                 is calculated based on a Conversion Rate adjusted on account of any event described in Sections 5.04(a) through (e) hereof; and

 

(2)                                 includes any shares of Common Stock that, but for this provision, would entitle their holder to participate in such event;

 

then, although the Company will otherwise treat such Holder as the holder of record of such shares of Common Stock on the last Trading Day of such Cash Settlement Averaging Period, the Company will not permit such Holder to participate in such event on account of such shares of Common Stock.

 

In addition, if a Holder converts a Security to which Combination Settlement is applicable and:

 

(1)                                 the record date, effective date or Offer Expiration Date for any event that requires an adjustment to the Conversion Rate under any of Sections 5.04(a) through (e) hereof occurs:

 

(A)                               on or after the first Trading Day of such Cash Settlement Averaging Period; and

 

(B)                               on or prior to the last Trading Day of such Cash Settlement Averaging Period; and

 

(2)                                 the Daily Settlement Amount for any Trading Day in such Cash Settlement Averaging Period that occurs on or prior to such record date, effective date or Offer Expiration Date:

 

(A)                               includes shares of the Common Stock that do not entitle their holder to participate in such event; and

 

(B)                               is calculated based on a Conversion Rate that is not adjusted on account of such event;

 

then on account of such conversion, the Company will, on such record date, effective date or Offer Expiration Date, treat such Holder, as a result of having converted such Securities, as though it were the record holder of a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the total number of shares of Common Stock that:

 

(1)                                 are deliverable as part of the Daily Settlement Amount:

 

(A)                               for a Trading Day in such Cash Settlement Averaging Period that occurs on or prior to such record date, effective date or Offer Expiration Date; and

 

(B)                               is calculated based on a Conversion Rate that is not adjusted for such event; and

 

(2)                                 if not for this provision, would not entitle such Holder to participate in such event.

 

In addition, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, with respect to any Securities as to which Physical Settlement is applicable, if a Conversion Rate adjustment becomes effective on any Ex-Dividend Date as described above, and a Holder that has converted its Securities on or after such Ex-Dividend Date and on or prior to the related Regular Record Date would be treated as the record holder of shares of Common Stock as of the related Conversion Date in accordance with the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 5.02(b) based on an adjusted Conversion Rate for such Ex-Dividend Date, then, notwithstanding the foregoing Conversion Rate adjustment provisions, the Conversion Rate adjustment relating to such Ex-Dividend Date will not be made for such converting Holder. Instead, such Holder will be treated as if such Holder were the record owners of the shares of Common Stock on an unadjusted basis and participate in the related dividend, distribution or other event giving rise to such adjustment.

 

(g)                                  Poison Pill.  Whenever a Holder converts a Security, to the extent that the Company has a rights plan in effect, the Holder converting such Security will receive, in addition to any shares of Common Stock otherwise received in connection with such conversion, the rights under the rights plan unless the rights have separated from the Common Stock, in which case, and only in such case, the Conversion Rate will be adjusted at the

 

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time of separation as if the Company distributed to all holders of the Common Stock, shares of Capital Stock, evidences of indebtedness, assets, property, rights, options or warrants as described in Section 5.04(c) hereof, subject to readjustment in the event of the expiration, termination or redemption of such rights.

 

(h)                                 Deferral of Adjustments.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, except on and after the first Trading Day of any Cash Settlement Averaging Period with respect to a Security and on or prior to the last Trading Day of such Cash Settlement Averaging Period, the Company will not be required to adjust the Conversion Rate unless such adjustment would require an increase or decrease of at least one percent; provided, however, that any such minor adjustments that are not required to be made will be carried forward and taken into account in any subsequent adjustment, and provided, further, that any such adjustment of less than one percent that has not been made shall be made upon the occurrence of (i) the Effective Date for any Make-Whole Fundamental Change, (ii) if the Company calls the Securities for Optional Redemption, (iii) the first Trading Day of any Cash Settlement Averaging Period and (iv) if the Company elects to satisfy its conversion obligation solely in shares of Common Stock, upon any conversion of Securities.  In addition, the Company shall not account for such deferrals when determining whether any of the conditions to conversion have been satisfied or what number of shares of Common Stock a Holder would have held on a given day had it converted its Securities.

 

(i)                                     Limitation on Adjustments.  Except as stated in this Section 5.04, the Company will not adjust the Conversion Rate for the issuance of shares of Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of Common Stock or the right to purchase shares of the Common Stock or such convertible or exchangeable securities.  If, however, the application of the formulas in Sections 5.04(a) through (e) hereof would result in a decrease in the Conversion Rate, then, except to the extent of any readjustment to the Conversion Rate, no adjustment to the Conversion Rate will be made (other than as a result of a reverse share split, share combination or readjustment).

 

In addition, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Conversion Rate will not be adjusted:

 

(1)                                 on account of stock repurchases that are not tender offers referred to in Section 5.04(e) hereof, including structured or derivative transactions, or transactions pursuant to a stock repurchase program approved by the Board of Directors or otherwise;

 

(2)                                 upon the issuance of any shares of Common Stock pursuant to any present or future plan providing for the reinvestment of dividends or interest payable on the Company’s securities and the investment of additional optional amounts in shares of Common Stock under any plan;

 

(3)                                 upon the issuance of any shares of Common Stock or options or rights to purchase those shares pursuant to any present or future employee, director or consultant benefit plan, program or agreement of or assumed by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;

 

(4)                                 upon the issuance of any shares of Common Stock pursuant to any option, warrant, right or exercisable, exchangeable or convertible security not described in the preceding clause (3) and outstanding as of the date the Securities were first issued;

 

(5)                                 for a change in the par value of the Common Stock;

 

(6)                                 for accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities, if any; or

 

(7)                                 for an event otherwise requiring an adjustment under this Indenture if such event is not consummated.

 

(j)                                    For purposes of this Section 5.04, the number of shares of Common Stock at any time outstanding shall not include shares held in the treasury of the Company so long as the Company does not pay any dividend or make any distribution on shares of Common Stock held in the treasury of the Company, but shall include shares issuable in respect of scrip certificates issued in lieu of fractions of shares of Common Stock.

 

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(k)                                 Withholding on Adjustments.  If, in connection with any adjustment to the Conversion Rate as set forth in this Section 5.04 a Holder shall be deemed for U.S. federal tax purposes to have received a distribution, the Company may set off any withholding tax it reasonably believes it is required to collect with respect to any such deemed distribution against cash payments of interest in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.04 hereof or from cash and Common Stock, if any, otherwise deliverable to a Holder upon a conversion of Securities in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.03 hereof or repurchase of a Security in accordance with the provisions of Article 3 hereof.

 

Section 5.05                             Discretionary and Voluntary Adjustments.

 

(a)                                 Discretionary Adjustments.  Whenever any provision of this Indenture requires the Company to calculate the Last Reported Sale Prices, the Daily VWAPs or any function thereof over a span of multiple days (including during a Cash Settlement Averaging Period), the Company will make appropriate adjustments to each to account for any adjustment to the Conversion Rate that becomes effective, or any event requiring an adjustment to the Conversion Rate where the Effective Date, Ex-Dividend Date or Offer Expiration Date of the event occurs, at any time during the period when such Last Reported Sale Prices, the Daily VWAPs or function thereof is to be calculated.

 

(b)                                 Voluntary Adjustments.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Company is permitted to increase the Conversion Rate of the Securities by any amount for a period of at least 20 Business Days if the Board of Directors determines that such increase would be in the Company’s best interest.  The Company may also (but is not required to) increase the Conversion Rate to avoid or diminish income tax to holders of Common Stock or rights to purchase shares of Common Stock in connection with a dividend or distribution of shares (or rights to acquire shares) or similar event.

 

Section 5.06                             Adjustment to Conversion Rate Upon Conversion in Connection with a Make-Whole Fundamental Change.

 

(a)                                 Increase in the Conversion Rate.  If a Make-Whole Fundamental Change occurs and a Holder elects to convert its Securities in connection with such Make-Whole Fundamental Change, the Company shall, under certain circumstances, increase the Conversion Rate for the Securities so surrendered for conversion by a number of additional shares of Common Stock (the “Additional Shares”), as described in this Section 5.06.  A conversion of Securities shall be deemed for these purposes to be “in connection with” a Make-Whole Fundamental Change if the relevant Conversion Notice is received by the Conversion Agent during the period from, and including, the Effective Date of the Make-Whole Fundamental Change up to, and including, the Close of Business on the Business Day immediately prior to the related Fundamental Change Purchase Date or, if such Make-Whole Fundamental Change is not a Fundamental Change, the 35th Business Day immediately following the Effective Date for such Make-Whole Fundamental Change.

 

(b)                                 Cash Mergers.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if the consideration paid to holders of the Common Stock in any Make-Whole Fundamental Change described in clause (2) of the definition of Fundamental Change is comprised entirely of cash, then, for any conversion of Securities following the Effective Date of such Make-Whole Fundamental Change, the payment and delivery obligations upon the conversion of a Security shall be calculated based solely on the Stock Price for such Make-Whole Fundamental Change and shall, for each $1,000 principal amount of Securities converted, be deemed to be an amount of cash equal to the product of (i) the Conversion Rate in effect on the applicable Conversion Date (as increased by any number of Additional Shares required by this Section 5.06) multiplied by (ii) such Stock Price.  In such event, the Company will pay such amount of cash to a converting Holder on the third Business Day following the applicable Conversion Date.  Otherwise, the Company will settle any conversion of the Securities following the Effective Date for a Make-Whole Fundamental Change in accordance with Section 5.02 hereof (but subject to Section 5.07 hereof).

 

(c)                                  Determining the Number of Additional Shares.  The number of Additional Shares, if any, by which the Conversion Rate will be increased for a Holder that converts its Securities in connection with a Make-Whole Fundamental Change shall be determined by reference to the table attached as Schedule A hereto, based on the date on which the Make-Whole Fundamental Change occurs or becomes effective (the “Effective Date”) and the price (the “Stock Price”) paid (or deemed paid) per share of the Common Stock in the Make-Whole Fundamental

 

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Change.  If the holders of the Common Stock receive only cash in a Make-Whole Fundamental Change described in clause (2) of the definition of Fundamental Change, the Stock Price shall be the cash amount paid per share.  Otherwise, the Stock Price shall be the average of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock over the ten consecutive Trading Day period ending on, and including, the Trading Day immediately preceding the Effective Date of the Make-Whole Fundamental Change.

 

(d)                                 Interpolation and Limits.  The exact Stock Prices and Effective Dates may not be set forth in the table in Schedule A, in which case:

 

(1)                                 If the Stock Price is between two Stock Prices in the table or the Effective Date is between two Effective Dates in the table, the number of Additional Shares shall be determined by a straight-line interpolation between the number of Additional Shares set forth for the higher and lower Stock Prices and the earlier and later Effective Dates, as applicable, based on a 365-day year.

 

(2)                                 If the Stock Price is greater than $37.50 per share (subject to adjustment in the same manner as the Stock Prices set forth in the column headings of the table in Schedule A pursuant to Section 5.06(d)(4) hereof), the Conversion Rate shall not be increased.

 

(3)                                 If the Stock Price is less than $22.53 per share (subject to adjustments in the same manner as the Stock Prices set forth in the column headings of the table in Schedule A pursuant to Section 5.06(d)(4) hereof), the Conversion Rate shall not be increased.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will the Conversion Rate be increased on account of a Make-Whole Fundamental Change to exceed 44.3852 shares of Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of Securities, subject to adjustments in the same manner as the Conversion Rate is required to be adjusted as set forth in Section 5.04 hereof.

 

(4)                                 The Stock Prices set forth in the column headings of the table in Schedule A hereto shall be adjusted as of any date on which the Conversion Rate of the Securities is otherwise required to be adjusted.  The adjusted Stock Prices shall equal the Stock Prices applicable immediately prior to such adjustment, multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Conversion Rate immediately prior to such adjustment giving rise to the Stock Price adjustment and the denominator of which is the Conversion Rate as so adjusted.  The number of Additional Shares set forth in such table shall be adjusted in the same manner and at the same time as the Conversion Rate is required to be adjusted as set forth in Section 5.04.

 

(e)                                  Notices.  The Company shall notify the Trustee and the Holders of the Effective Date of any Make-Whole Fundamental Change and issue a press release announcing such Effective Date no later than five Business Days after such Effective Date.

 

Section 5.07                             Effect of Recapitalization, Reclassification, Consolidation, Merger or Sale.

 

(a)                                 Merger Events.  In the case of:

 

(1)                                 any recapitalization, reclassification or change of the Common Stock (other than a change in par value, or from par value to no par value, or from no par value to par value, or as a result of a split, subdivision or combination for which an adjustment was made pursuant to Section 5.04(a) hereof);

 

(2)                                 any consolidation, merger or combination involving the Company;

 

(3)                                 any sale, lease or other transfer to a third party of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries substantially as an entirety; or

 

(4)                                 any statutory share exchange;

 

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and, in each case, as a result of which the Common Stock would be converted into, or exchanged for, stock, other securities, other property or assets (including cash or any combination thereof) (any such event, a “Merger Event,” any such stock, other securities, other property or assets, “Reference Property,” and the amount of kind of Reference Property that a holder of one share of Common Stock (i) is entitled to receive in the applicable Merger Event or (ii) if as a result of the applicable Merger Event, each share of Common Stock is converted into the right to receive more than a single type of consideration (determined based in part upon any form of stockholder election), the per-share of Common Stock weighted average of the types and amounts of Reference Property received by the holders of Common Stock that affirmatively make such an election, a “Unit of Reference Property”) then, at the effective time of such Merger Event, the right to convert each $1,000 principal amount of Securities based on a number of shares of the Common Stock equal to the applicable Conversion Rate will, without the consent of the Holders, be changed into a right to convert each $1,000 principal amount of Securities based on a number of Units of Reference Property equal to the applicable Conversion Rate and, prior to or at the effective time of such Merger Event, the Company or the successor or purchasing person, as the case may be, shall execute with the Trustee a supplemental indenture (which shall comply with the Trust Indenture Act as in force at the date of execution of such supplemental indenture) providing for such change in the right to convert each $1,000 principal amount of Securities; provided, however, that (i) any amount payable in cash upon conversion of the Securities in accordance with Sections 5.03 and 5.06 hereof shall continue to be payable in cash, (ii) the number of shares of Common Stock that the Company would have been required to deliver upon conversion of the Securities in accordance with Sections 5.03 and 5.06 hereof shall instead be deliverable in Units of Reference Property and (iii) the Daily VWAP and the Last Reported Sale Price will, to the extent reasonably possible, be calculated based on the value of a Unit of Reference Property and the definitions of Trading Day and Market Disruption Event shall be determined by reference to the components of a Unit of Reference Property.

 

If the Merger Event causes the Common Stock to be converted into, or exchanged for, the right to receive more than a single type of consideration (determined based in part upon any form of stockholder election) as contemplated by the preceding paragraph such that a Unit of Reference Property is comprised of the per-share of Common Stock weighted average of the types and amounts of consideration received by the holders of the Common Stock in the Merger Event that affirmatively make such an election, the Company shall notify Holders of the weighted average as soon as practicable after such determination is made.

 

The Company shall not become a party to any Merger Event unless its terms are consistent with this Section 5.07.  Such supplemental indenture described in the second immediately preceding paragraph shall provide for adjustments which shall be as nearly equivalent to the adjustments provided for in this Article 5 in the judgment of the Board of Directors or the board of directors of the successor person.  If, in the case of any such Merger Event, the Reference Property receivable thereupon by a holder of Common Stock includes shares of stock, securities or other property or assets (including cash or any combination thereof) of a person other than the successor or purchasing person, as the case may be, in such Merger Event, then such supplemental indenture shall also be executed by such other person.

 

(b)                                 Notice of Supplemental Indentures.  The Company shall cause notice of the execution of such supplemental indenture to be mailed to each Holder, at the address of such Holder as it appears on the register of the Securities maintained by the Security Registrar, within 20 days after execution thereof.  Failure to deliver such notice shall not affect the legality or validity of such supplemental indenture.  The above provisions of this Section 5.07 shall similarly apply to successive Merger Events.

 

Section 5.08                             Stock Issued Upon Conversion.

 

(a)                                 Reservation of Shares.  To the extent necessary to satisfy its obligations under this Indenture, prior to issuing any shares of Common Stock, the Company will reserve out of its authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock to permit the conversion of the Securities.

 

(b)                                 Certain other Covenants.  The Company covenants that all shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon conversion of Securities shall be newly issued shares or treasury shares, shall be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and shall be free from preemptive rights and free from any tax, lien or charge (other than those created by the Holder or due to a change in registered owner).

 

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The Company shall list or cause to have quoted any shares of Common Stock to be issued upon conversion of Securities on each national securities exchange or over-the-counter or other domestic market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted.

 

Section 5.09                             Responsibility of Trustee.  The Trustee and any Conversion Agent shall not at any time be under any duty or responsibility to any Holder of Securities to determine or calculate the Conversion Rate, to determine whether any facts exist which may require any adjustment of the Conversion Rate, or to confirm the accuracy of any such adjustment when made or the appropriateness of the method employed, or herein or in any supplemental indenture provided to be employed, in making the same.  The Trustee and any other Conversion Agent shall not be accountable with respect to the validity or value (or the kind or amount) of any shares of Common Stock or of any other securities or property that may at any time be issued or delivered upon the conversion of any Securities; and the Trustee and the Conversion Agent make no representations with respect thereto.  Neither the Trustee nor any Conversion Agent shall be responsible for any failure of the Company to issue, transfer or deliver any shares of Common Stock or stock certificates or other securities or property or cash upon the surrender of any Securities for the purpose of conversion or to comply with any of the duties, responsibilities or covenants of the Company contained in this Article 5.  The rights, privileges, protections, immunities and benefits given to the Trustee, including without limitation its right to be compensated, reimbursed, and indemnified, are extended to, and shall be enforceable by, the Trustee in each of its capacities hereunder, including its capacity as Conversion Agent.

 

Section 5.10                             Notice to Holders.

 

(a)                                 Notice to Holders Prior to Certain Actions.  The Company shall deliver notices of the events specified below at the times specified below and containing the information specified below unless, in each case, (i) pursuant to this Indenture, the Company is already required to deliver notice of such event containing at least the information specified below at an earlier time or, (ii) the Company, at the time it is required to deliver a notice, does not have knowledge of all of the information required to be included in such notice, in which case, the Company shall (A) deliver notice at such time containing only the information that it has knowledge of at such time (if it has knowledge of any such information at such time), and (B) promptly upon obtaining knowledge of any such information not already included in a notice delivered by the Company, deliver notice to each Holder containing such information.  In each case, the failure by the Company to give such notice, or any defect therein, shall not affect the legality or validity of such event.

 

(1)                                 Issuances, Distributions, and Dividends and Distributions.  If the Company (A) announces any issuance of any rights, options or warrants that would require an adjustment in the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 5.04(b) hereof; (B) authorizes any distribution that would require an adjustment in the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 5.04(c) hereof (including any separation of rights from the Common Stock described in Section 5.04(g) hereof); or (C) announces any dividend or distribution that would require an adjustment in the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 5.04(d) hereof, then the Company shall deliver to the Holders, as promptly as possible, but in any event at least 15 calendar days prior to the applicable Ex-Dividend Date, notice describing such issuance, distribution, dividend or distribution, as the case may be, and stating the expected Ex-Dividend Date and record date for such issuance, distribution, dividend or distribution, as the case may be.  In addition, the Company shall deliver to the Holders notice if the consideration included in such issuance, distribution, dividend or distribution, or the Ex-Dividend Date or record date of such issuance, distribution, dividend or distribution, as the case may be, changes.

 

(2)                                 Voluntary Increases.  If the Company increases the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 5.05(b), the Company shall deliver notice to the Holders at least 15 calendar days prior to the date on which such increase will become effective, which notice shall state the date on which such increased will become effective and the amount by which the Conversion Rate will be increased.

 

(3)                                 Dissolutions, Liquidations and Winding-Ups.  If there is a voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding-up of the Company, the Company shall deliver notice to the Holders as promptly as possible, but in any event at least 15 calendar days prior to the earlier of (i) the date on which such dissolution, liquidation or winding-up, as the case may be, is expected to become effective or occur, and (ii) the date as of which it is expected that holders of Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their Common Stock for securities or other property deliverable upon such dissolution, liquidation or winding-up, as the case may be, which

 

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notice shall state the expected effective date and record date for such event, as applicable, and the amount and kind of property that a holder of one share of the Common Stock is expected to be entitled, or may elect, to receive in such event.  The Company shall deliver an additional notice to holders, as promptly as practicable, whenever the expected effective date or record date, as applicable, or the amount and kind of property that a holder of one share of the Common Stock is expect to be entitled to receive in such event, changes.

 

(b)                                 Notices After Certain Actions and Events.  Whenever an adjustment to the Conversion Rate becomes effective pursuant to Sections 5.04, 5.05 or 5.06 hereof, the Company will (i) file with the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate stating that such adjustment has become effective, the Conversion Rate, and the manner in which the adjustment was computed and (ii) deliver notice to the Holder’s stating that such adjustment has become effective and the Conversion Rate or conversion privilege as adjusted.  Failure to give any such notice, or any defect therein, shall not affect the validity of any such adjustment.

 

ARTICLE 6

 

PARTICULAR COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY

 

Section 6.01                             Inapplicable Covenants Made in the Base Indenture.  The Holders will not have the benefit of the Covenants set forth in Section 1008 of the Base Indenture.

 

Section 6.02                             Payment of Principal, Interest, Fundamental Change Purchase Price and Redemption Price.  This Section 6.02 shall replace Section 1001 of the Base Indenture in its entirety.

 

The Company covenants and agrees that it will cause to be paid the principal of (including the Fundamental Change Purchase Price and the Redemption Price, if applicable), and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on each of the Securities at the places, at the respective times and in the manner provided herein and in the Securities.

 

Section 6.03                             Maintenance of Office or Agency.  This Section 6.03 replaces Section 1002 of the Base Indenture in its entirety and references in the Base Indenture to Section 1002 of the Base Indenture shall be deemed replaced with references to this Section 6.03.

 

The Company will maintain an office of the Paying Agent, an office of the Security Registrar and an office or agency where Securities may be surrendered for conversion (“Conversion Agent”) and where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities and this Indenture may be served.  The Company will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of such office or agency.  If at any time the Company shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office or the office or agency of the Trustee.

 

The Company may also from time to time designate coregistrars one or more other offices or agencies where the Securities may be presented or surrendered for any or all such purposes and may from time to time rescind such designations; provided that no such designation or rescission shall in any manner relieve the Company of its obligation to maintain an office or agency for such purposes.  The Company will give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any such designation or rescission and of any change in the location of any such other office or agency.  The terms “Paying Agent” and “Conversion Agent” include any such additional or other offices or agencies, as applicable.

 

The Company hereby initially designates the Trustee as the Paying Agent, Security Registrar, Custodian, Conversion Agent and the Corporate Trust Office, which shall be in the continental United States, shall be considered as one such office or agency of the Company for each of the aforesaid purposes.

 

With respect to any Global Security, the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee or any Paying Agent shall be the Place of Payment where such Global Security may be presented or surrendered for payment or conversion or for registration of transfer or exchange, or where successor Securities may be delivered in exchange therefor; provided, however, that any such payment, conversion, presentation, surrender or delivery effected pursuant to the Applicable

 

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Procedures of the Depository for such Global Security shall be deemed to have been effected at the Place of Payment for such Global Security in accordance with the provisions of this Indenture.

 

Section 6.04                             Appointments to Fill Vacancies in Trustee’s Office.  The Company, whenever necessary to avoid or fill a vacancy in the office of Trustee, will appoint, in the manner provided in Section 608 of the Base Indenture, a Trustee, so that there shall at all times be a Trustee hereunder.

 

Section 6.05                             Provisions as to Paying Agent.  This Section 6.05 shall replace Section 1003 of the Base Indenture in its entirety and references in the Base Indenture to Section 1003 of the Base Indenture shall be deemed replace with references to this Section 6.05.

 

(a)                                 If the Company shall appoint a Paying Agent other than the Trustee, the Company will cause such Paying Agent to execute and deliver to the Trustee an instrument in which such agent shall agree with the Trustee, subject to the provisions of this Section 6.05:

 

(1)                                 that it will hold all sums held by it as such agent for the payment of the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, the Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, and the Redemption Price for, the Securities in trust for the benefit of the holders of the Securities;

 

(2)                                 that it will give the Trustee prompt notice of any failure by the Company to make any payment of the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, the Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, or the Redemption Price for, the Securities when the same shall be due and payable; and

 

(3)                                 that at any time during the continuance of an Event of Default, upon request of the Trustee, it will forthwith pay to the Trustee all sums so held in trust.

 

The Company shall, on or before each due date of the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, and the Redemption Price for, the Securities, deposit with the Paying Agent a sum sufficient to pay such principal, accrued and unpaid interest, Fundamental Change Purchase Price or Redemption Price, as the case may be, and (unless such Paying Agent is the Trustee) the Company will promptly notify the Trustee of any failure to take such action, provided that, if such deposit is made on the due date, such deposit must be received by the Paying Agent by 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on such date.

 

(b)                                 If the Company shall act as its own Paying Agent, it will, on or before each due date of the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for or Redemption Price for, the Securities, set aside, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the holders of the Securities a sum sufficient to pay such principal, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price or Redemption Price, as the case may be, so becoming due and will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any failure to take such action and of any failure by the Company to make any payment of the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for or Redemption Price for, the Securities when the same shall become due and payable.

 

(c)                                  Anything in this Section 6.05 to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company may, at any time, for the purpose of obtaining a satisfaction and 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 any Paying Agent hereunder as required by this Section 6.05, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the trusts herein contained and upon such payment by the Company or any Paying Agent to the Trustee, the Company or such Paying Agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such sums.

 

Section 6.06                             Reports.  This Section 6.06 will replace Section 703 of the Base Indenture in its entirety.

 

The Company will file with the Trustee, within 15 days after it is required to file the same with the SEC, copies of the quarterly and annual reports and of the information, documents and other reports, if any, that it is required to file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, and to otherwise comply with Section 314(a) of the Trust Indenture Act.  Any such report, information or document that the Company files with

 

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the SEC through the EDGAR system (or any successor thereto) will be deemed to be delivered to the Trustee for the purposes of this Section 6.06 at the time of such filing through the EDGAR system (or such successor thereto).

 

Delivery of any such reports, information and documents to the Trustee shall be for informational purposes only, and the Trustee’s receipt of such reports, information and documents shall not constitute constructive notice of any information contained therein or determinable from information contained therein, including the Company’s compliance with any of its covenants hereunder (as to which the Trustee is entitled to rely exclusively on Officers’ Certificates).

 

Section 6.07                             Statements as to Defaults.  The Company shall deliver to the Trustee, as soon as possible, and in any event within thirty days after the Company becomes aware of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the details of such Default or Event of Default, its status and the action that the Company proposes to take with respect thereto.  Such Officers’ Certificate shall also comply with any additional requirements set forth in Section 102 of the Base Indenture.

 

Section 6.08                             Supplementary Interest Notice.  If Supplementary Interest is payable by the Company pursuant to Section 7.04 hereof, the Company shall deliver to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate to that effect stating (a) the amount of such Supplementary Interest that is payable and (b) the date on which such interest is payable.  Unless and until a Responsible Officer of the Trustee receives at the Corporate Trust Office such a certificate, the Trustee may assume without inquiry that no such Supplementary Interest is payable.  If the Company has paid Supplementary Interest directly to the Persons entitled to them, the Company shall deliver to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the particulars of such payment.

 

Section 6.09                             Covenant to Take Certain Actions.  Before taking any action which would cause an adjustment to the Conversion Rate such that the Conversion Price per share of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities would be less than the par value of the Common Stock, the Company shall take all corporate actions that may, in the opinion of its counsel, be necessary so it may validly and legally issue shares of Common Stock at such adjusted Conversion Rate.

 

Section 6.10                             Future Subsidiary Guarantees.  The Company shall cause each Subsidiary that guarantees payment by the Company of any unsecured debt securities of the Company issued by the Company in an offering registered pursuant to the Securities Act or in an offering exempt from such registration pursuant to Rule 144A and/or Regulation S thereunder to execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture pursuant to Section 9.01 under which such Subsidiary will guarantee payment of the Securities on terms substantially similar to the guarantee of such debt securities.  If any such Subsidiary shall no longer provide such a guarantee with respect to any such debt securities, the Company may execute and deliver to the Trustee pursuant to Section 9.01 a further supplemental indenture in order to remove such guarantee of the Securities by such Subsidiary.

 

ARTICLE 7

 

REMEDIES

 

Section 7.01                             Amendments to the Base Indenture.

 

(a)                                 The Holders shall not have the benefit of Article 5 of the Base Indenture and, with respect to the Securities, this Article 7 supersedes Article 5 of the Base Indenture in its entirety.

 

(b)                                 The reference to Section 501(4) in the proviso to the first sentence of Section 601 of the Base Indenture is, with respect to the Securities, hereby deemed replaced by a reference to Section 7.02(f).

 

(c)                                  The reference to Section 501(6) in Section 606 of the Base Indenture is, with respect to the Securities, hereby deemed replaced by a reference to Section 7.02(h) hereof insofar as Section 7.02(h) shall relate to the Company.

 

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(d)                                 The reference to Section 501(7) in Section 606 of the Base Indenture is, with respect to the Securities, hereby deemed replaced by a reference to Section 7.02(i) hereof insofar as Section 7.02(i) shall relate to the Company.

 

(e)                                  Each reference in the Base Indenture to Section 502 is, with respect to the Securities, hereby deemed replaced by a reference to Section 6.03 hereof.

 

(f)                                   Sections 602(9) and (10) of the Base Indenture are amended and replaced with respect to the Securities with the following clauses:

 

“(9)                           in no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for special, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever (including, but not limited to, loss of profit) irrespective of whether the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action;

 

(10)                          the Trustee shall not be deemed to have notice of any default or Event of Default unless written notice of any event which is in fact such a default is received by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee at the Corporate Trust Office, and such notice references the Securities and this Indenture; and”

 

(g)                                  Section 602 of the Base Indenture is amended with respect to the Securities to add the following sentence immediately following the last sentence of Section 602: “In the event an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Trustee shall be required in the exercise of its powers under the Indenture to use the degree of care that a prudent person would use in the conduct of its own affairs.”

 

Section 7.02                             Events of Default.  Each of the following events (and only the following events) shall be an “Event of Default” wherever used with respect to the Securities:

 

(a)                                 default in any payment of interest on any Security when due and payable, and the default continues for a period of thirty days;

 

(b)                                 default in the payment of the principal of any Security (including the Fundamental Change Purchase Price or the Redemption Price) when due and payable on the Maturity Date, upon Optional Redemption, upon required repurchase, upon declaration of acceleration or otherwise;

 

(c)                                  failure by the Company to comply with its obligations under Article 5 hereof to convert the Securities into the amount of cash or the combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, if any, determined in accordance with Article 5 hereof upon exercise of a Holder’s conversion right and that failure continues for five (5) Business Days;

 

(d)                                 failure by the Company to comply with its obligations under Article 10 hereof;

 

(e)                                  failure by the Company to issue a notice in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.01(b)(3) hereof or Section 3.01(b) hereof when due;

 

(f)                                   failure by the Company for 60 days after written notice from the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Securities then Outstanding (a copy of which notice, if given by Holders, must also be given to the Trustee) has been received by the Company to comply with any of its other agreements contained in the Securities or this Indenture (other than a covenant or warranty a default in whose performance or whose breach is elsewhere in this Section 7.02 specifically provided for or that is not applicable to the Securities), which notice shall state that it is a “Notice of Default” hereunder;

 

(g)                                  failure by the Company to pay beyond any applicable grace period, or the acceleration of, indebtedness of the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount greater than $25,000,000 (or its foreign currency equivalent at the time);

 

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(h)                                 the Company or any Significant Subsidiary of the Company shall commence a voluntary case or other proceeding seeking the liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to the Company or such Significant Subsidiary or its debts under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect or seeking the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other similar official of the Company or such Significant Subsidiary of the Company or any substantial part of the Company’s or such Significant Subsidiary of the Company’s property, or shall consent to any such relief or to the appointment of or taking possession by any such official in an involuntary case or other proceeding commenced against it, or shall make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, or shall fail generally to pay its debts as they become due; or

 

(i)                                     an involuntary case or other proceeding shall be commenced against the Company or any Significant Subsidiary of the Company seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to the Company or such Significant Subsidiary of the Company or its debts under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect or seeking the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other similar official of the Company or such Significant Subsidiary of the Company or any substantial part of its property, and such involuntary case or other proceeding shall remain undismissed and unstayed for a period of thirty consecutive days.

 

Section 7.03                             Acceleration; Rescission and Annulment. If one or more Events of Default shall have occurred and be continuing (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body), then, and in each and every such case (other than an Event of Default specified in Section 7.02(h) or Section 7.02(i) with respect to the Company (and not solely with respect to a Significant Subsidiary of the Company)), unless the principal of all of the Securities shall have already become due and payable, either the Trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities then Outstanding, by notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by the Holders), may declare 100% of the principal of, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all the Securities to be due and payable immediately.  If an Event of Default specified in Section 7.02(h) or Section 7.02(i) with respect to the Company (and not solely with respect to a Significant Subsidiary of the Company) occurs and is continuing, the principal of, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all Securities shall be immediately due and payable.

 

Section 7.04                             Supplementary Interest.

 

(a)                                 Notwithstanding any provisions of the Indenture to the contrary, if the Company so elects, the sole remedy for an Event of Default relating to (i) the Company’s failure to file with the Trustee pursuant to Section 314(a)(1) of the Trust Indenture Act any documents or reports that it is required to file with the Commission pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, or (ii) the Company’s failure to comply with Section 6.06 hereof (a “Reporting Event of Default”), will consist exclusively of the right to receive additional interest on the Securities (the “Supplementary Interest”) at a rate per year equal to (i) 0.25% per annum of the Outstanding principal amount of the Securities for the first 90 days of the 180-day period on which such Event of Default is continuing beginning on, and including, the date on which such an Event of Default first occurs and (ii) 0.50% per annum of the Outstanding principal amount of the Securities for the last 90 days of such 180-day period as long as such Event of Default is continuing. If the Company so elects, such Supplemental Interest will be payable in the same manner and on the same dates as the stated interest payable on the Securities. On the 181st day after such Event of Default (if the Reporting Event of Default is not cured or waived prior to such 181st day), the Securities will be subject to acceleration pursuant to Section 7.03. The provisions of this Section 7.04 will not affect the rights of Holders of Securities in the event of the occurrence of any Event of Default that is not a Reporting Event of Default. In the event the Company does not elect to pay the Supplemental Interest following an Event of Default in accordance with this Section 7.04 or the Company elected to make such payment but do not pay the Supplemental Interest when due, the Securities will be immediately subject to acceleration as provided in Section 7.03.

 

(b)                                 In order to elect to pay the Supplemental Interest as the sole remedy during the first 180 days after the occurrence of an Reporting Event of Default, the Company must notify all Holders of Securities, the Trustee and the Paying Agent of such election prior to the beginning of such 180-day period. Upon the Company’s failure to timely give such notice, the Securities will be immediately subject to acceleration as provided in Section 7.03.

 

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Section 7.05                             Waiver of Past Defaults.  The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities then Outstanding, by written notice to the Company and to the Trustee, may waive (including by way of consents obtained in connection with a repurchase of, or tender or exchange offer for, the Securities) all past Defaults or Events of Default with respect to the Securities (other than a Default or an Event of Default resulting from nonpayment of principal or interest, a failure to deliver consideration due upon conversion or any other provisions that requires the consent of each affected Holder to amend) and rescind any such acceleration with respect to the Securities and its consequences if (i) rescission would not conflict with any judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction and (ii) all existing Events of Default, other than the nonpayment of the principal of, and interest on, the Securities that have become due solely by such declaration of acceleration have been cured or waived.

 

Section 7.06                             Control by Majority.  At any time, the Holders of a majority of the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities may direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee or for exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee.  However, the Trustee may refuse to follow any direction that conflicts with law or this Indenture or, subject to the Trustee’s duties under Article 6 of the Base Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act, that the Trustee determines to be unduly prejudicial to the rights of a Holder or to the Trustee, or that would potentially involve the Trustee in personal liability unless the Trustee is offered indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense to the Trustee that may result from the Trustee’s instituting such proceeding as the Trustee.  Prior to taking any action hereunder, the Trustee will be entitled to indemnification reasonably satisfactory to it against all losses and expenses caused by taking or not taking such action.

 

Section 7.07                             Limitation on Suits.  Subject to Section 7.08 hereof, no Holder may pursue a remedy with respect to this Indenture or the Securities unless:

 

(a)                                 such Holder has previously delivered to the Trustee written notice that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

 

(b)                                 the Holders of at least 25% of the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities deliver to the Trustee a written request that the Trustee pursue a remedy with respect to such Event of Default;

 

(c)                                  such Holder or Holders have offered and, if requested, provided to the Trustee indemnity reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee against any loss, liability or other expense of compliance with such written request;

 

(d)                                 the Trustee has not complied with such written request within 60 days after receipt of such written request and offer of indemnity; and

 

(e)                                  during such 60-day period, the Holders of a majority of the aggregate principal amount of the then Outstanding Securities did not deliver to the Trustee a direction inconsistent with such written request.

 

A Holder may not use this Indenture to prejudice the rights of any other Holder or to obtain a preference or priority over any other Holder, it being understood that the Trustee does not have any affirmative duty to ascertain whether any usage of this Indenture by a Holder is unduly prejudicial to such other Holders.

 

Section 7.08                             Rights of Holders to Receive Payment and to Convert.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in this Indenture, the right of any Holder to receive payment of the principal of, interest on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, or Redemption Price for, its Securities, on or after the respective due date, and to convert its Securities and receive payment or delivery of the consideration due with respect to such Securities in accordance with Article 5 hereof, or to bring suit for the enforcement of any such payment or conversion rights, will not be impaired or affected without the consent of such Holder and will not be subject to the requirements of Section 7.07 hereof.

 

Section 7.09                             Collection of Indebtedness; Suit for Enforcement by Trustee.  If an Event of Default specified in Section 7.02(a), 7.02(b) or 7.02(c) hereof occurs and is continuing, the Trustee is authorized to recover

 

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judgment in its own name and as trustee of an express trust against the Company for the whole amount of principal of, interest on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, Redemption Price for, and the amount of cash or the combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, if any, as the case may be, due upon the conversion of, the Securities, as the case may be, and such further amount as is sufficient to cover the costs and expenses of collection, including the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, as well as any other amounts that may be due under Section 606 of the Base Indenture.

 

Section 7.10                             Trustee May Enforce Claims Without Possession of Securities.  All rights of action and claims under this Indenture or the Securities may be prosecuted and enforced by the Trustee without the possession of any of the Securities or the production thereof in any proceeding relating thereto, and any such proceeding instituted by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as trustee of an express trust, and any recovery of judgment shall, after provision for the payment of the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, be for the ratable benefit of the Holders in respect of which such judgment has been recovered.

 

Section 7.11                             Trustee May File Proofs of Claim.  The Trustee is authorized to file such proofs of claim and other papers or documents as may be necessary or advisable to have the claims of the Trustee and the Holders allowed in any judicial proceedings relative to the Company, its creditors or its property and, unless prohibited by law or applicable regulations, will be entitled to collect, receive and distribute any money or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims, and any custodian in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder to make such payments to the Trustee, and, in the event that the Trustee consents to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Trustee any amount due to it for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Trustee under Section 607 of the Base Indenture.  To the extent that the payment of any such compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Trustee under Section 606 of the Base Indenture out of the estate in any such proceeding, will be denied for any reason, payment of the same will be secured by a lien on, and is paid out of, any and all distributions, dividends, money, securities and other properties that the Holders may be entitled to receive in such proceeding, whether in liquidation or under any plan of reorganization or arrangement or otherwise.  Nothing herein contained will be deemed to authorize the Trustee to authorize or consent to, or to accept or to adopt on behalf of any Holder, any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Securities or the rights of any Holder, or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder in any such proceeding.

 

Section 7.12                             Restoration of Rights and Remedies.  If the Trustee or any Holder has instituted any proceeding to enforce any right or remedy under this Indenture and such proceeding has been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or has been determined adversely to the Trustee or to such Holder, then and in every such case, subject to any determination in such proceeding, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders shall be restored severally and respectively to their former positions hereunder and thereafter all rights and remedies of the Trustee and the Holders shall continue as though no such proceeding had been instituted.

 

Section 7.13                             Rights and Remedies Cumulative.  Except as otherwise provided with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Securities in Section 306 of the Base Indenture, no right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the Holders is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and every right and remedy shall, to the extent permitted by law, be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise.  The assertion or employment of any right or remedy hereunder, or otherwise, shall not prevent the concurrent assertion or employment of any other appropriate right or remedy.

 

Section 7.14                             Delay or Omission Not a Waiver.  No delay or omission of the Trustee or of any Holder to exercise any right or remedy accruing upon any Event of Default shall impair any such right or remedy or constitute a waiver of any such Event of Default or an acquiescence therein.  Every right and remedy given by this Article 7 or by law to the Trustee or to the Holders may be exercised from time to time and as often as may be deemed expedient by the Trustee (subject to the limitations contained in this Indenture) or by the Holders, as the case may be.

 

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Section 7.15                             Priorities.  If the Trustee collects any money pursuant to this Article 7, it will pay out the money in the following order:

 

FIRST: to the Trustee, its agents and attorneys for amounts due under Section 606 of the Base Indenture, including payment of all compensation, expenses and liabilities incurred, and all advances made, by the Trustee and the costs and expenses of collection;

 

SECOND: to the Holders, for any amounts due and unpaid on the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, Redemption Price for, and any cash due upon conversion of, any Security, without preference or priority of any kind, according to such amounts due and payable on all of the Securities; and

 

THIRD: the balance, if any, to the Company or to such other party as a court of competent jurisdiction directs.

 

The Trustee may fix a record date and payment date for any payment to the Holders pursuant to this Section 7.15.  If the Trustee so fixes a record date and a payment date, at least 15 days prior to such record date, the Company will deliver to each Holder and the Trustee a written notice, which notice will state such record date, such payment date and the amount of such payment.

 

Section 7.16                             Undertaking for Costs.  All parties to this Indenture agree, and each Holder, by such Holder’s acceptance of a Security, shall be deemed to have agreed, that any court may in its discretion require, in any suit for the enforcement of any right or remedy under this Indenture, or in any suit against the Trustee for any action taken or omitted by it as Trustee, the filing by any party litigant in such suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of such suit, and that such court may in its discretion assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, against any party litigant in such suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by such party litigant; provided, however, that the provisions of this Section 7.16 shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Trustee, to any suit instituted by any Holder, or group of Holders, holding in the aggregate more than 10% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities then Outstanding, or to any suit instituted by any Holder for the enforcement of the payment of the principal of, accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for, or Redemption Price for, any Security on or after the due date expressed or provided for in this Indenture or to any suit for the enforcement of the right to convert any Security in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 hereof.

 

Section 7.17                             Waiver of Stay, Extension and Usury Laws.  The Company covenants that, to the extent that it may lawfully do so, it will not at any time insist upon, plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay, extension or usury law wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, that may affect the covenants or the performance of this Indenture; and the Company, to the extent that it may lawfully do so, hereby expressly waives all benefit or advantage of any such law, and covenants that it will not, by resort to any such law, hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but will instead suffer and permit the execution of every such power as though no such law has been enacted.

 

Section 7.18                             Notices from the Trustee.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Base Indenture, including Section 601 of the Base Indenture, whenever a Default occurs and is continuing and is known to the Trustee, the Trustee must deliver notice of such Default to the Holders within 90 days after the date on which such Default first occurred.  Except in the case of a Default in the payment of the principal of, interest on, Fundamental Change Purchase Price for or Redemption Price for, any Security or of a Default in the payment or delivery, as the case may be, of the consideration due upon conversion of a Security, the Trustee shall be protected in withholding such notice if and so long as the board of directors, the executive committee or a trust committee of directors and/or Responsible Officers of the Trustee in good faith determine that the withholding of such notice is in the interests of the Holders.

 

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ARTICLE 8

 

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE

 

Section 8.01          Inapplicability of Provisions of Base Indenture; Satisfaction and Discharge of the Indenture.  Article 14 of the Base Indenture shall not apply with respect to the Securities.  The provisions set forth in this Article 8 shall, with respect to the Securities, supersede in their entirety Article 4 of the Base Indenture.

 

When (a) the Company shall deliver to the Security Registrar for cancellation all Securities theretofore authenticated (other than any Securities that have been destroyed, lost or stolen and in lieu of or in substitution for which other Securities shall have been authenticated and delivered) and not theretofore canceled, or (b) all the Securities not theretofore canceled or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation shall have become due and payable (whether on the Maturity Date, any Redemption Date, on any Fundamental Change Purchase Date, upon conversion or otherwise) and the Company shall deposit with the Trustee, in trust, or deliver to the Holders, as applicable, an amount of cash or the combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, if any, as the case may be (solely to settle amounts due with respect to outstanding conversions), sufficient to pay all amounts due on all of such Securities (other than any Securities that shall have been mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen and in lieu of or in substitution for which other Securities shall have been authenticated and delivered) not theretofore canceled or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation, including principal and interest due, accompanied, except in the event the Securities are due and payable solely in cash at the Maturity Date or upon an earlier Redemption Date or Fundamental Change Purchase Date, by a verification report as to the sufficiency of the deposited amount from an independent certified accountant or other financial professional reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee, and if the Company shall also pay or cause to be paid all other sums payable hereunder by the Company, then this Indenture shall cease to be of further effect (except as to (i) rights hereunder of Holders to receive all amounts owing upon the Securities and the other rights, duties and obligations of Holders, as beneficiaries hereof with respect to the amounts, if any, so deposited with the Trustee and (ii) the rights, obligations and immunities of the Trustee hereunder), and the Trustee, on written demand of the Company accompanied by an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel and at the cost and expense of the Company, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture; the Company, however, hereby agrees to reimburse the Trustee for any costs or expenses thereafter reasonably and properly incurred by the Trustee, including the fees and expenses of its counsel, and to compensate the Trustee for any services thereafter reasonably and properly rendered by the Trustee in connection with this Indenture or the Securities.

 

Section 8.02          Deposited Monies to Be Held in Trust by Trustee.  Subject to Section 8.04 hereof, all monies and shares of Common Stock, if any, deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 8.01 hereof shall be held in trust for the sole benefit of the Holders of the Securities, and such monies and shares of Common Stock shall be applied by the Trustee to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Company if acting as its own Paying Agent), to the Holders of the particular Securities for the payment or settlement of which such monies or shares of Common Stock have been deposited with the Trustee, of all sums or amounts due and to become due thereon for principal and interest, if any.

 

Section 8.03          Paying Agent to Repay Monies Held.  Upon the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture, all monies and shares of Common Stock, if any, then held by any Paying Agent (if other than the Trustee) shall, upon written request of the Company, be repaid to it or paid to the Trustee, and thereupon such Paying Agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such monies and shares of Common Stock.

 

Section 8.04          Return of Unclaimed Monies.  Subject to the requirements of applicable law, any monies and shares of Common Stock deposited with or paid to the Trustee for payment of the principal of or interest, if any, on the Securities and not applied but remaining unclaimed by the Holders of the Securities for two years after the date upon which the principal of or interest, if any, on such Securities, as the case may be, shall have become due and payable, shall be repaid to the Company by the Trustee on demand, and all liability of the Trustee shall thereupon cease with respect to such monies and shares of Common Stock; and the Holder shall thereafter look only to the Company for any payment or delivery that such Holder may be entitled to collect unless an applicable abandoned property law designates another person.

 

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Section 8.05          Reinstatement.  If the Trustee or the Paying Agent is unable to apply any money or shares of Common Stock in accordance with Section 8.02 by reason of any order or judgment of any court or governmental authority enjoining, restraining or otherwise prohibiting such application, the Company’s obligations under the Indenture and the Securities shall be revived and reinstated as though no deposit had occurred pursuant to Section 8.01 until such time as the Trustee or the Paying Agent is permitted to apply all such money and shares of Common Stock in accordance with Section 8.02; provided, however, that if the Company makes any payment of interest on, principal of or payment or delivery in respect of any Security following the reinstatement of its obligations, the Company shall be subrogated to the rights of the Holders of such Securities to receive such payment from the money or shares of Common Stock, if any, held by the Trustee or Paying Agent.

 

ARTICLE 9

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

 

Section 9.01          Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Holders.  Section 901 of the Base Indenture shall not apply with respect to the Securities, and this Section 9.01 shall replace Section 901 of the Base Indenture in its entirety.

 

Without the consent of any Holder, the Company (when authorized by a Board Resolution) 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 of the following purposes:

 

(a)           to conform the terms of this Indenture or the Securities to the description thereof in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement, as supplemented by the issuer free writing prospectus related to the offering of the Securities filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Rule 433 under the Securities Act of 1933 on March 24, 2017;

 

(b)           to evidence the succession by a Successor Company and to provide for the assumption by a Successor Company of the Company’s obligations under the Indenture;

 

(c)           to add guarantees with respect to the Securities and to remove guarantees in accordance with the terms of this Indenture and the Securities;

 

(d)           to secure the Securities;

 

(e)           to add to the Company’s covenants such further covenants, restrictions or conditions for the benefit of the Holders (or any other holders) or surrender any right or power conferred upon the Company by the Indenture;

 

(f)            to cure any ambiguity, omission, defect or inconsistency in this Indenture or the Securities, including to eliminate any conflict with the Trust Indenture Act, or to make any other change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder in any material respect;

 

(g)           to provide for a successor Trustee;

 

(h)           to comply with the Applicable Procedures of the Depository; or

 

(i)            to comply with any requirement of the Commission in connection with the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act.

 

Section 9.02          Supplemental Indentures With Consent of Holders.  Section 902 of the Base Indenture shall not apply with respect to the Securities, and this Section 9.02 shall replace Section 902 of the Base Indenture in its entirety.

 

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With the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities affected by such supplemental indenture, including without limitation, consents obtained in connection with a purchase of, or tender or exchange offer for, Securities and by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental hereto for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of this Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders under this Indenture; provided, however, that no such supplemental indenture shall, without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Security affected thereby:

 

(a)           reduce the percentage in aggregate principal amount of Securities Outstanding necessary to waive any past Default or Event of Default;

 

(b)           reduce the rate of interest on any Security or change the time for payment of interest on any Security;

 

(c)           reduce the principal of any Security or the amount payable upon Optional Redemption of any Security or change the Maturity Date;

 

(d)           change the place or currency of payment on any Security;

 

(e)           make any change that impairs or adversely affects the conversion rights of any Securities;

 

(f)            reduce the Fundamental Change Purchase Price of any Security or amend or modify in any manner adverse to the rights of the Holders of the Securities the Company’s obligation to pay the Fundamental Change Purchase Price, whether through an amendment or waiver of provisions in the covenants, definitions related thereto or otherwise;

 

(g)           impair the right of any Holder of Securities to receive payment of principal of, and interest, if any, on, its Securities, or the right to receive payment of the amount of cash or the combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, if any, as the case may be, due upon conversion of its Securities on or after the due dates therefore or to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment or delivery, as the case may be, with respect to such Holder’s Securities;

 

(h)           modify the ranking provisions of this Indenture in a manner that is adverse to the rights of the Holders of the Securities; or

 

(i)            make any change to the provisions of this Article 9 that requires each Holder’s consent or in the waiver provisions in Section 7.05 of this Supplemental Indenture if such change is adverse to the rights of Holders of the Securities.

 

It shall not be necessary for any Act or consent of Holders under this Section 9.02 to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such Act or consent shall approve the substance thereof.  The Company may, but shall not be obligated to, fix a record date for the purpose of determining the Persons entitled to consent to any indenture supplemental hereto.  If a record date is fixed, the Holders on such record date, or their duly designated proxies, and only such Persons, shall be entitled to consent to such supplemental indenture, whether or not such Holders remain Holders after such record date; provided that, unless such consent shall have become effective by virtue of the requisite percentage having been obtained prior to the date which is 90 days after such record date, any such consent previously given shall automatically and without further action by any Holder be cancelled and of no further effect.

 

Section 9.03          Notice of Amendment or Supplement.  After an amendment or supplement under this Article 9 becomes effective, the Company shall mail to the Holders a notice briefly describing such amendment or supplement.  However, the failure to give such notice to all the Holders, or any defect in the notice, shall not impair or affect the validity of the amendment or supplement.

 

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ARTICLE 10

 

SUCCESSOR COMPANY

 

Section 10.01       Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets.

 

(a)           The provisions in Articles 8 of the Base Indenture shall not apply with respect to the Securities, and this Article 10 supersedes the entirety thereof.

 

(b)           In addition, the reference to “Article Eight” in Section 1004 of the Base Indenture is, with respect to the Securities, deemed replaced with a reference to this Article 10.

 

Section 10.02       Company May Consolidate, Etc. on Certain Terms.  Subject to the provisions of Section 10.04, the Company shall not amalgamate or consolidate with, merge with or into or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to another Person, unless:

 

(a)           the Company shall be the surviving Person or the resulting, surviving or transferee Person (the “Successor Company”), if not the Company, shall be a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, and the Successor Company (if not the Company) shall expressly assume, by supplemental indenture, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, all of the obligations of the Company under the Securities and this Indenture as applicable to the Securities; and

 

(b)           immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing under this Indenture.

 

Section 10.03       Successor Corporation to Be Substituted.  In case of any such amalgamation, consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease and upon the assumption by the Successor Company, by supplemental indenture, executed and delivered to the Trustee and satisfactory in form to the Trustee, of the due and punctual payment of the principal of (including any Fundamental Change Purchase Price or Redemption Price), accrued and unpaid interest and accrued and unpaid Supplementary Interest, if any, on all of the Securities, the due and punctual delivery or payment, as the case may be, of any consideration due upon conversion of the Securities and the due and punctual performance of all of the covenants and conditions of this Indenture to be performed by the Company under this Indenture, such Successor Company 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 it had been named herein as the party of the first part.  Such Successor Company thereupon may cause to be signed, and may issue either in its own name or in the name of the Company any or all of the Securities issuable hereunder which theretofore shall not have been signed by the Company and delivered to the Trustee; and, upon the order of such Successor Company instead of the Company and subject to all the terms, conditions and limitations in this Indenture prescribed, the Trustee shall authenticate and shall deliver, or cause to be authenticated and delivered, any Securities that previously shall have been signed and delivered by the officers of the Company to the Trustee for authentication, and any Securities that such Successor Company thereafter shall cause to be signed and delivered to the Trustee for that purpose.  All the Securities so issued shall in all respects have the same legal rank and benefit under this Indenture as the Securities theretofore or thereafter issued in accordance with the terms of this Indenture as though all of such Securities had been issued at the date of the execution hereof.  In the event of any such amalgamation, consolidation, merger, conveyance or transfer (but not in the case of a lease), the Person named as the “Company” in the first paragraph of this Indenture or any successor that shall thereafter have become such in the manner prescribed in this Article 10 may be dissolved, wound up and liquidated at any time thereafter and, except in the case of a lease, such Person shall be released from its liabilities as obligor and maker of the Securities and from its obligations under this Indenture.

 

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

 

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Section 10.04       Opinion of Counsel to Be Given to Trustee.  In the case of an such amalgamation, merger, consolidation, conveyance, transfer or lease the Trustee shall receive an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that any such amalgamation, consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease and any such assumption and, if a supplemental indenture is required in connection with such transaction, such supplemental indenture, complies with the provisions of this Article 10.

 

ARTICLE 11

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Section 11.01       Effect on Successors and Assigns.  Notwithstanding Section 110 of the Base Indenture, all agreements of the Company, the Trustee, the Security Registrar, the Paying Agent and the Conversion Agent in this Indenture and the Securities will bind their respective successors.

 

Section 11.02       Governing Law.  THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN AND BE USED TO CONSTRUE THIS INDENTURE AND THE SECURITIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, SECTIONS 5-1401 AND 5-1402 OF THE NEW YORK GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW AND NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE LAWS AND RULES 327(B).

 

Section 11.03       No Security Interest Created.  Nothing in this Indenture or in the Securities, expressed or implied, shall be construed to constitute a security interest under the Uniform Commercial Code or similar legislation, as now or hereafter enacted and in effect, in any jurisdiction.

 

Section 11.04       Trust Indenture Act.  If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of the Trust Indenture Act that is required under such Act to be a part of and govern this Indenture, the latter provision shall control.  If any provision of this Indenture modifies or excludes any provision of the Trust Indenture Act that may be so modified or excluded, the latter provision shall be deemed to apply to this Indenture as so modified or to be excluded, as the case may be.

 

Section 11.05       Benefits of Supplemental Indenture.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 110 of the Base Indenture, nothing in this Supplemental Indenture or in the Securities, expressed or implied, will give to any Person, other than the parties hereto, any Paying Agent, any Conversion Agent, any Authenticating Agent, any Security Registrar or their successors hereunder or the Holders of the Securities, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Supplemental Indenture.

 

Section 11.06       Calculations.  Except as otherwise provided in this Indenture, the Company shall be responsible for making all calculations called for under the Securities.  These calculations include, but are not limited to, determinations of the Last Reported Sale Prices of the Common Stock, accrued interest payable on the Securities and the Conversion Rate.  The Company shall make all these calculations in good faith and, absent manifest error, the Company’s calculations shall be final and binding on Holders of Securities.  The Company shall provide a schedule of its calculations to each of the Trustee and the Conversion Agent, and each of the Trustee and Conversion Agent is entitled to rely conclusively upon the accuracy of the Company’s calculations without independent verification.  The Trustee will forward the Company’s calculations as provided to the Trustee to any Holder upon the request of that Holder at the sole cost and expense of the Company.

 

Whenever the Company is required to calculate the Conversion Rate, the Company will do so to the nearest 1/10,000th of a share of Common Stock.

 

Section 11.07       Execution in Counterparts.  This Supplemental Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

 

Section 11.08       Notices.  The Company or the Trustee, by notice given to the other in the manner provided in Section 105 of the Base Indenture, may designate additional or different addresses for subsequent notices or communications.

 

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Sections 105 and 106 of the Base Indenture, whenever the Company is required to deliver notice to the Holders, the Company will, by the date it is required to deliver such notice to the Holders, deliver a copy of such notice to the Trustee, the Paying Agent, the Security Registrar and the Conversion Agent.  Each notice to the Trustee, the Paying Agent, the Security Registrar and the Conversion Agent shall be sufficiently given if in writing and mailed, first-class postage prepaid to the address most recently sent by the Trustee, the Paying Agent, the Security Registrar or the Conversion Agent, as the case may be, to the Company.

 

The Trustee agrees to accept and act upon instructions or directions from the Company pursuant to this Indenture sent by unsecured e-mail, pdf, facsimile transmission or other similar unsecured electronic methods, provided, however, that the Trustee shall have received an incumbency certificate listing persons designated to give such instructions or directions and containing specimen signatures of such designated persons, which such incumbency certificate shall be amended and replaced whenever a person is to be added or deleted from the listing.  If the Company elects to give the Trustee e-mail or facsimile instructions (or instructions by a similar electronic method) and the Trustee in its discretion elects to act upon such instructions, the Trustee’s understanding of such instructions shall be deemed controlling. The Trustee shall not be liable for any losses, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from the Trustee’s reliance upon and compliance with such instructions. The Company agrees to assume all risks arising out of the use of such electronic methods to submit instructions and directions 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 11.09       Ratification of Base Indenture.  The Base Indenture, as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, is in all respects ratified and confirmed, and this Supplemental Indenture shall be deemed part of the Base Indenture in the manner and to the extent herein provided.  For the avoidance of doubt, each of the Company and each Holder of Securities, by its acceptance of such Securities, acknowledges and agrees that all of the rights, privileges, protections, immunities and benefits afforded to the Trustee under the Base Indenture are deemed to be incorporated herein, and shall be enforceable by the Trustee hereunder, in each of its capacities hereunder as if set forth herein in full.

 

Section 11.10       The Trustee.  The recitals in this Supplemental Indenture are made by the Company only and not by the Trustee, and all of the provisions contained in the Base Indenture in respect of the rights, privileges, immunities, powers and duties of the Trustee shall be applicable in respect of the Securities and of this Supplemental Indenture as fully and with like effect as set forth in full herein.

 

Section 11.11       No Recourse Against Others.  No director, officer, employee, incorporator or stockholder of the Company shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Securities, the Indenture or any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation.  Each Holder, by accepting a Security, waives and releases all such liability.  The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Securities.

 

Section 11.12       Submission to Jurisdiction. THE COMPANY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF ANY NEW YORK STATE COURT SITTING IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK OR ANY FEDERAL COURT SITTING IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN RESPECT OF ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS INDENTURE AND THE SECURITIES, AND IRREVOCABLY ACCEPTS FOR ITSELF AND IN RESPECT OF ITS PROPERTY, GENERALLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY, JURISDICTION OF THE AFORESAID COURTS.

 

Section 11.13       Applicable Tax Law. In order to enable the Trustee to comply with its obligations under applicable tax laws, rules and regulations (including directives, guidelines and interpretations promulgated by competent authorities) in effect from time to time (“Applicable Tax Law”), the Company agrees (i) to provide to the Trustee, following written request from the Trustee delivered to the Company in accordance with Section 11.08 of this Indenture, such information concerning the Holders of the Securities as the Trustee may reasonably request in order to determine whether the Trustee has any tax-related obligations under Applicable Tax Law with respect to the payments made to Holders of the Securities under this Indenture, but only to the extent (a) such information is in the Company’s possession, (b) such information is not subject to any confidentiality or similar agreement or undertaking or otherwise deemed by the Company to be confidential and (c) providing such information to the

 

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Trustee does not, in the judgment of the Company, breach or violate or constitute a default under any applicable law, rules or regulations or any instrument or agreement to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which any of them is bound, and (ii) that the Trustee shall be entitled to make any withholding or deduction from payments made to Holders of Securities under this Indenture to the extent necessary to comply with the Trustee’s obligations under Applicable Tax Law. Each Holder of Securities by accepting a Security shall be deemed to have agreed to the foregoing provisions of this Section 11.13 and to provide to the Trustee or the Company such information concerning such Holder as the Trustee or the Company may reasonably request in order to determine whether the Trustee or the Company has any tax-related obligations under Applicable Tax Law with respect to the payments made to such Holder under this Indenture; and such agreement by each Holder is part of the consideration for the issuance of the Securities.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fourth Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Andrew J. Sossen

 

 

Name:

Andrew J. Sossen

 

 

Title:

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary

 

 

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

 

as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Laurence J. O’Brien

 

 

Name:

Laurence J. O’Brien

 

 

Title:

Vice President

 



 

SCHEDULE A

 

The following table sets forth the number of Additional Shares by which the Conversion Rate shall be increased pursuant to Section 5.06 based on the Stock Price and Effective Date set forth below.

 

 

 

Stock Price

 

Effective Date

 

$ 22.53

 

$ 23.50

 

$ 25.00

 

$ 25.91

 

$ 27.00

 

$ 28.50

 

$ 30.00

 

$ 31.50

 

$ 33.00

 

$ 35.00

 

$ 37.50

 

March 29, 2017

 

5.7893

 

5.0393

 

3.2690

 

2.4241

 

1.6148

 

0.8203

 

0.3344

 

0.0894

 

0.0203

 

0.0060

 

0.0000

 

April 1, 2018

 

5.7893

 

4.8223

 

3.0867

 

2.2637

 

1.4813

 

0.7237

 

0.2726

 

0.0589

 

0.0124

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

April 1, 2019

 

5.7893

 

4.7256

 

3.0026

 

2.1889

 

1.4191

 

0.6784

 

0.2442

 

0.0461

 

0.0101

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

April 1, 2020

 

5.7893

 

4.6972

 

2.9635

 

2.1481

 

1.3801

 

0.6477

 

0.2231

 

0.0341

 

0.0040

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

April 1, 2021

 

5.7893

 

4.6744

 

2.9119

 

2.0890

 

1.3211

 

0.5993

 

0.1909

 

0.0200

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

April 1, 2022

 

5.7893

 

4.5754

 

2.7645

 

1.9361

 

1.1817

 

0.5013

 

0.1407

 

0.0119

 

0.0004

 

0.0000

 

0.0000

 

April 1, 2023

 

5.7893

 

3.9573

 

1.4041

 

0.0000