Effective Date. This agreement shall be effective upon its execution, and unless terminated as provided, shall continue in force until May 31, 2006 and thereafter from year to year, provided continuance is approved annually by the vote of a majority of the Board members of the Issuer, and by the vote of those Board members of the Issuer who are not "interested persons" of the Issuer and, if a plan under Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 is in effect, by the vote of those Board members of the Issuer who are not "interested persons" of the Issuer and who are not parties to the Distribution and Service Plan or this Agreement and have no financial interest in the operation of the Distribution and Service Plan or in any agreements related to the Distribution and Service Plan, cast in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on the approval. This Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event of its assignment. As used in this paragraph, the terms "assignment" and "interested persons" shall have the respective meanings specified in the Investment Company Act of 1940 as now in effect or as hereafter amended. In addition to termination by failure to approve continuance or by assignment, this Agreement may at any time be terminated by either party upon not less than sixty days' prior written notice to the other party.
Effective Date. The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans hereunder shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions is satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02):
Effective Date. This Agreement shall become effective at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the next full business day following the date hereof, or at such earlier time after the Registration Statement becomes effective as the Representative, in its discretion, shall release the Securities for sale to the public; provided, however, that the provisions of Sections 5, 7 and 10 of this Agreement shall at all times be effective. For purposes of this Section 9, the Securities to be purchased hereunder shall be deemed to have been so released upon the earlier of dispatch by the Representative of telegrams to securities dealers releasing such securities for offering or the release by the Representative for publication of the first newspaper advertisement which is subsequently published relating to the Securities.