Classes and Series The references in this Article XI to meetings, quorum, voting and actions by written consent (and any related matters) of Members shall be understood to apply separately to individual classes or series of Members where the context requires.
Classes of Trust Fund Certificates The Trust Fund Certificates authorized by this Trust Agreement shall be divided into the Classes listed on the cover of the Prospectus Supplement (other than the Class 40-RL Certificate), which Classes shall have the Class designations, original Class Balances, Interest Rates and Final Distribution Dates specified in the Prospectus Supplement.
Establishment of Series and Classes of Shares Subject to the provisions of this Section 3.6, the Trust shall consist of the Series and Classes indicated on Schedule A attached hereto (“Schedule A”), as such Schedule A may be amended from time to time. The Series and Classes indicated on Schedule A as of the date hereof are hereby established and are referred to as the “Initial Series and Classes.” The establishment of any Series or Class of Shares (other than the Initial Series and Classes) shall be effective upon the adoption by the Trustees of a resolution that sets forth the designation of, or otherwise identifies, such Series or Class, whether directly in such resolution or by reference to, or approval of, another document that sets forth the designation of, or otherwise identifies, such Series or Class including any Registration Statement, any amendment and/or restatement of this Declaration of Trust and/or Schedule A or as otherwise provided in such resolution. Upon the establishment of any Series or Class of Shares or the termination of any existing Series or Class of Shares, Schedule A shall be amended to reflect the addition or termination of such Series or Class and any officer of the Trust is hereby authorized to make such amendment; provided that the amendment of Schedule A shall not be a condition precedent to the establishment or termination of any Series or Class in accordance with this Declaration of Trust. The relative rights and preferences of each Series and each Class (including the Initial Series and Classes) shall be as set forth herein and as set forth in any Registration Statement relating thereto, unless (with respect to any Series or Class other than the Initial Series and Classes) otherwise provided in the resolution establishing such Series or Class. Any action that may be taken by the Trustees with respect to any Series or Class, including any addition, modification, division, combination, classification, reclassification, change of name or termination may be made in the same manner as the establishment of such Series or Class. Unless otherwise provided in any Registration Statement relating thereto, Shares of the Initial Series and Classes and each additional Series or Class established pursuant to this Article III (unless otherwise provided in the resolution establishing such additional Series or Class), shall have the following relative rights and preferences:
Classes of Stock The designations, preferences, and relative participating, optional, or other special rights of the various classes of stock or series thereof, and the qualifications, limitations, or restrictions thereof, will be set forth in full or summarized on the face or back of the certificates which the Company issues to represent its stock or, in lieu thereof, such certificates will set forth the office of the Company from which the holders of certificates may obtain a copy of such information.
Classes of Shares Each class of shares of the Fund represents an interest in the same portfolio of investments of the Fund. However, each class has different shareholder privileges and features. The net income attributable to a class of shares and the dividends payable on a class of shares will be reduced by incremental expenses borne solely by that class. Those expenses include the asset-based sales charges to which Class A, Class B, Class C and Class N are subject. The availability of different classes of shares permits an investor to choose the method of purchasing shares that is more appropriate for the investor. That may depend on the amount of the purchase, the length of time the investor expects to hold shares, and other relevant circumstances. Class A shares normally are sold subject to an initial sales charge. While Class B, Class C and Class N shares have no initial sales charge, the purpose of the deferred sales charge and asset-based sales charge on Class B, Class C and Class N shares is the same as that of the initial sales charge on Class A shares - to compensate the Distributor and brokers, dealers and financial institutions that sell shares of the Fund. A salesperson who is entitled to receive compensation from his or her firm for selling Fund shares may receive different levels of compensation for selling one class of shares rather than another. The Distributor will not accept any order in the amount of $500,000 or more for Class B shares or $1 million or more for Class C shares on behalf of a single investor (not including dealer "street name" or omnibus accounts). That is because generally it will be more advantageous for that investor to purchase Class A shares of the Fund.
Classes and Types of Loans Loans hereunder are distinguished by “Class” and by “Type”. The “Class” of a Loan refers to whether such Loan is a Money Market Loan or a Syndicated Loan, each of which constitutes a Class. The “Type” of a Loan refers to whether such Loan is a Base Rate Loan, a Eurodollar Loan, a Set Rate Loan or a LIBOR Market Loan, each of which constitutes a Type. Loans may be identified by both Class and Type.
Classes of Directors The Board of Directors shall be and is divided into three classes: Class I, Class II and Class III. No one class shall have more than one director more than any other class. If a fraction is contained in the quotient arrived at by dividing the designated number of directors by three, then, if such fraction is one-third, the extra director shall be a member of Class I, and if such fraction is two-thirds, one of the extra directors shall be a member of Class I and one of the extra directors shall be a member of Class II, unless otherwise provided from time to time by resolution adopted by the Board of Directors.
Outstanding Notes The Notes outstanding at any time are all the Notes authenticated by the Trustee except for those canceled by it, those delivered to it for cancellation, those reductions in the interest in a Global Note effected by the Trustee in accordance with the provisions hereof, and those described in this Section as not outstanding. Except as set forth in Section 2.09 hereof, a Note does not cease to be outstanding because the Company or an Affiliate of the Company holds the Note. If a Note is replaced pursuant to Section 2.07 hereof, it ceases to be outstanding unless the Trustee receives proof satisfactory to it that the replaced Note is held by a bona fide purchaser. If the principal amount of any Note is considered paid under Section 4.01 hereof, it ceases to be outstanding and interest on it ceases to accrue. If the Paying Agent (other than the Company, a Subsidiary or an Affiliate of any thereof) holds, on a redemption date or maturity date, money sufficient to pay Notes payable on that date, then on and after that date such Notes shall be deemed to be no longer outstanding and shall cease to accrue interest.
Sales of Funds Offering Multiple Classes Of Shares In connection with the offering of certain Funds with multiple classes of shares, one subject to a front-end sales load and a service fee or service and distribution fee (“Class A shares”), one subject to a service fee, distribution fee and a CDSC on redemptions within a period specified in the then current Prospectus of the Fund (“Class C shares”), one intended generally only for certain institutional investors and subject to no front-end sales load (“Class Y shares”) and other no-load Retail, Admin and Institutional Fund shares, an investor must choose the method of purchasing shares which best suits his/her particular circumstances. To assist investors in these decisions, we have instituted the following policies with respect to orders for Fund shares. These policies apply to every entity distributing Fund shares.
Establishment of Series and Classes (a) The Trustees shall be authorized, without obtaining any prior authorization or vote of the Shareholders of any Series or Class of the Trust, to establish and designate and to change in any manner any initial or additional Series or Classes and to fix such preferences, voting powers (or lack thereof), rights and privileges of such Series or Classes as the Trustees may from time to time determine, including without limitation, the fees associated with such additional Series or Classes, to divide or combine the Shares or any Series or Classes into a greater or lesser number, to classify or reclassify any issued or unissued Shares or any Series or Classes into one or more Series or Classes of Shares, to redeem or abolish any outstanding Series or Class of Shares, and to take such other action with respect to the Shares as the Trustees may deem desirable. Unless another time is specified by the Trustees, the establishment and designation of any Series or Class shall be effective upon the adoption of a resolution by the Trustees setting forth such establishment and designation and the preferences, powers, rights and privileges of the Shares of such Series or Class, whether directly in such resolution or by reference to, or approval of, another document that sets forth such relative rights and preferences of such Series or Class including, without limitation, any registration statement of the Trust, or as otherwise provided in such resolution. The Trust may issue any number of Shares of each Series or Class.