Senior Secured Note

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. And the Guarantors Named Herein 121/2% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes Due 2014 INDENTURE Dated as of June 15, 2009 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE AND COLLATERAL TRUSTEE

EXHIBIT 4.1

EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

 

 

 

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.

and the Guarantors named herein

$200,000,000

12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014

 

________________________

INDENTURE

Dated as of June 15, 2009

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THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE AND COLLATERAL TRUSTEE

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLE I    Definitions and Incorporation by Reference    1 
 
SECTION 1.01.    Definitions    1 
SECTION 1.02.    Other Definitions    38 
SECTION 1.03.    Incorporation by Reference of Trust Indenture Act    39 
SECTION 1.04.    Rules of Construction    39 
 
ARTICLE II    The Securities    40 
 
SECTION 2.01.    Amount of Securities    40 
SECTION 2.02.    Form and Dating    41 
SECTION 2.03.    Execution and Authentication    41 
SECTION 2.04.    Registrar and Paying Agent    42 
SECTION 2.05.    Paying Agent to Hold Money in Trust    43 
SECTION 2.06.    Holder Lists    43 
SECTION 2.07.    Transfer and Exchange    43 
SECTION 2.08.    Replacement Securities    44 
SECTION 2.09.    Outstanding Securities    44 
SECTION 2.10.    Temporary Securities    45 
SECTION 2.11.    Cancellation    45 
SECTION 2.12.    Defaulted Interest    45 
SECTION 2.13.    CUSIP Numbers, ISINs, etc.    45 
SECTION 2.14.    Calculation of Principal Amount of Securities    46 
 
ARTICLE III    Redemption    46 
 
SECTION 3.01.    Redemption    46 
SECTION 3.02.    Applicability of Article    46 
SECTION 3.03.    Notices to Trustee    46 
SECTION 3.04.    Selection of Securities to Be Redeemed    46 
SECTION 3.05.    Notice of Optional Redemption    47 
SECTION 3.06.    Effect of Notice of Redemption    47 
SECTION 3.07.    Deposit of Redemption Price    48 
SECTION 3.08.    Securities Redeemed in Part    48 
 
ARTICLE IV    Covenants    48 
 
SECTION 4.01.    Payment of Securities    48 
SECTION 4.02.    Reports and Other Information    48 
SECTION 4.03.    Limitation on Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Disqualified     
    Stock and Preferred Stock    50 
SECTION 4.04.    Limitation on Restricted Payments    56 
SECTION 4.05.    Dividend and Other Payment Restrictions Affecting Subsidiaries    62 
SECTION 4.06.    Asset Sales    64 
SECTION 4.07.    Transactions with Affiliates    68 
SECTION 4.08.    Change of Control    70 
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SECTION 4.09.    Compliance Certificate    72 
SECTION 4.10.    Further Instruments and Acts    72 
SECTION 4.11.    Future Guarantors    72
SECTION 4.12.    Liens    73 
SECTION 4.13.    After-Acquired Property    73 
SECTION 4.14.    Maintenance of Office or Agency    74 
SECTION 4.15.    Limitation on Actions with respect to Japan Notes    74 
SECTION 4.16.    Reserved    75 
SECTION 4.17.    Suspension of Certain Covenants    75 
 
ARTICLE V    Successor Company    76 
 
SECTION 5.01.    When Company May Merge or Transfer Assets    76 
 
ARTICLE VI    Defaults and Remedies    79 
 
SECTION 6.01.    Events of Default    79 
SECTION 6.02.    Acceleration    81 
SECTION 6.03.    Other Remedies    81 
SECTION 6.04.    Waiver of Past Defaults    81
SECTION 6.05.    Control by Majority    82 
SECTION 6.06.    Limitation on Suits    82 
SECTION 6.07.    Rights of the Holders to Receive Payment    82 
SECTION 6.08.    Collection Suit by Trustee    82
SECTION 6.09.    Trustee May File Proofs of Claim    83 
SECTION 6.10.    Priorities    83 
SECTION 6.11.    Undertaking for Costs    83 
SECTION 6.12.    Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws    84 
 
ARTICLE VII    Trustee    84 
 
SECTION 7.01.    Duties of Trustee    84 
SECTION 7.02.    Rights of Trustee    85 
SECTION 7.03.    Individual Rights of Trustee    86 
SECTION 7.04.    Trustee’s Disclaimer    86 
SECTION 7.05.    Notice of Defaults    87 
SECTION 7.06.    Reports by Trustee to the Holders    87 
SECTION 7.07.    Compensation and Indemnity    87 
SECTION 7.08.    Replacement of Trustee    88 
SECTION 7.09.    Successor Trustee by Merger    89 
SECTION 7.10.    Eligibility; Disqualification    89 
SECTION 7.11.    Preferential Collection of Claims Against the Company    89
 
ARTICLE VIII    Discharge of Indenture; Defeasance    90 
 
SECTION 8.01.    Discharge of Liability on Securities; Defeasance    90 
SECTION 8.02.    Conditions to Defeasance    91 
SECTION 8.03.    Application of Trust Money    92 
SECTION 8.04.    Repayment to Company    92 
SECTION 8.05.    Indemnity for Government Obligations    93 


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SECTION 8.06.    Reinstatement    93 
 
ARTICLE IX    Amendments and Waivers    93 
 
SECTION 9.01.    Without Consent of the Holders    93 
SECTION 9.02.    With Consent of the Holders    94 
SECTION 9.03.    Compliance with Trust Indenture Act    95 
SECTION 9.04.    Revocation and Effect of Consents and Waivers    95 
SECTION 9.05.    Notation on or Exchange of Securities    96 
SECTION 9.06.    Trustee to Sign Amendments    96 
SECTION 9.07.    Payment for Consent    96 
SECTION 9.08.    Additional Voting Terms; Calculation of Principal Amount    96 
 
ARTICLE X    Ranking of Note Liens    96 
 
SECTION 10.01. Relative Rights    96 
 
ARTICLE XI    Collateral    98 
 
SECTION 11.01. Security Documents    98 
SECTION 11.02. Collateral Trustee    98 
SECTION 11.03. Authorization of Actions to Be Taken    99 
SECTION 11.04. Release of Collateral    100 
SECTION 11.05. Filing, Recording and Opinions    102 
SECTION 11.06. [Intentionally omitted.]    102 
SECTION 11.07. Release Upon Termination of the Company’s Obligations    102 
SECTION 11.08. Designations    102 
SECTION 11.09. Taking and Destruction    103 
 
ARTICLE XII    Guarantees    103 
 
SECTION 12.01. Guarantees    103 
SECTION 12.02. Limitation on Liability    105 
SECTION 12.03. Successors and Assigns    106 
SECTION 12.04. No Waiver    106 
SECTION 12.05. Modification    106 
SECTION 12.06. Execution of Supplemental Indenture for Future Guarantors    106 
SECTION 12.07. Non-Impairment    107 
 
ARTICLE XIII    Miscellaneous    107 
 
SECTION 13.01. Trust Indenture Act Controls    107 
SECTION 13.02. Notices    107 
SECTION 13.03. Communication by the Holders with Other Holders    108 
SECTION 13.04. Certificate and Opinion as to Conditions Precedent    108 
SECTION 13.05. Statements Required in Certificate or Opinion    108 
SECTION 13.06. When Securities Disregarded    108 
SECTION 13.07. Rules by Trustee, Paying Agent and Registrar    109 
SECTION 13.08. Legal Holidays    109 
SECTION 13.09. GOVERNING LAW    109 

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SECTION 13.10. No Recourse Against Others    109 
SECTION 13.11. Successors    109 
SECTION 13.12. Multiple Originals    109 
SECTION 13.13. Table of Contents; Headings    109 
SECTION 13.14. Indenture Controls    109 
SECTION 13.15. Severability    109
SECTION 13.16. Force Majeure    109
 
 
Appendix A        Provisions Relating to Initial Securities, Additional Securities and     
        Exchange Securities     
 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX         
 
Exhibit A        Initial Security     
Exhibit B        Exchange Security     
Exhibit C        Form of Transferee Letter of Representation     
Exhibit D        Form of Supplemental Indenture     

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CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE

TIA    Indenture 
Section     Section 
   
310(a)(1)    7.10 
      (a)(2)    7.10 
      (a)(3)    N.A. 
      (a)(4)    N.A. 
      (b)    7.08; 7.10 
      (c)    N.A. 
311(a)    7.11 
      (b)    7.11 
      (c)    N.A. 
312(a)    2.06 
      (b)    13.03 
      (c)    13.03 
313(a)    7.06 
      (b)(1)    N.A. 
      (b)(2)    7.06 
      (c)    7.06 
      (d)    4.02; 4.09 
314(a)    4.02; 4.09 
      (b)    N.A. 
      (c)(1)    13.04 
      (c)(2)    13.04 
      (c)(3)    N.A. 
      (d)    N.A. 
      (e)    13.05 
      (f)    4.10 
315(a)    7.01 
      (b)    7.05 
      (c)    7.01 
      (d)    7.01 
      (e)    6.11 
316(a)(last sentence)    13.06 
      (a)(1)(A)    6.05 
      (a)(1)(B)    6.04 
      (a)(2)    N.A. 
      (b)    6.07 
317(a)(1)    6.08 
      (a)(2)    6.09 
      (b)    2.05 
318(a)    13.01 

N.A. Means Not Applicable.

Note: This Cross-Reference Table shall not, for any purposes, be deemed to be part of this Indenture.

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     INDENTURE dated as of June 15, 2009 among Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), the Guarantors (as defined herein) and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., a national banking association, as trustee (the “Trustee”) and collateral trustee (the “Collateral Trustee”).

     Each party agrees as follows for the benefit of the other parties and for the equal and ratable benefit of the Holders of (a) $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the “Original Securities”) issued on the date hereof, (b) any Additional Securities (as defined herein) that may be issued after the date hereof (all such securities in clauses (a) and (b) being referred to collectively as the “Initial Securities”) and (c) if and when issued as provided in the Registration Agreement (as defined in Appendix A hereto (the “Appendix”)) or otherwise registered under the Securities Act and issued, the Company’s 12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the “Exchange Securities” and, together with the Initial Securities, the 47;Securities”) issued in the Registered Exchange Offer (as defined in the Appendix) in exchange for any Initial Securities or otherwise registered under the Securities Act and issued in the form of Exhibit B. Subject to the conditions and compliance with the covenants set forth herein, the Company may issue an unlimited aggregate principal amount of Additional Securities.

ARTICLE I

Definitions and Incorporation by Reference

          SECTION 1.01.  Definitions.

          “Acquired Indebtedness” means, with respect to any specified Person:

          (1)     Indebtedness of any other Person existing at the time such other Person is merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into or became a Restricted Subsidiary of such specified Person, and

          (2)     Indebtedness secured by a Lien encumbering any asset acquired by such specified Person.

          “Acquisition Documents” means the Purchase Agreement and any other document entered into in connection with the Acquisition Transactions, in each case as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time prior to the Issue Date or thereafter (so long as any amendment, supplement or modification after the Issue Date, together with all other amendments, supplements and modifications after the Issue Date, taken as a whole, is not more disadvantageous to the Holders of the Securities in any material respect than the Acquisition Documents as in effect on the Issue Date).

           “Acquisition Transactions” means the transactions described under “The Acquisition” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.


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          “Additional Securities” means 12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014 issued under the terms of this Indenture subsequent to the Issue Date.

          “Affiliate” of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as used with respect to any Person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by agreement or otherwise.

          “Applicable Premium” means, with respect to any Security on any applicable redemption date, the greater of:

          (1)      1% of the then outstanding principal amount of the Security; and

          (2)      the excess of:

          (a)      the present value at such redemption date of (i) the redemption price of the Security, at December 15, 2011 as set forth in Paragraph 5 of the applicable Security plus (ii) all required interest payments due on such Security through December 15, 2011 (excluding accrued but unpaid interest), computed using a discount rate equal to the Treasury Rate as of such redemption date plus 50 basis points; over

          (b)      the then outstanding principal amount of the Security.

          “Applicable Senior Indebtedness” means:

          (1)      in respect of any Asset Sale of Collateral or Designated Securities, Pari Passu Indebtedness of the Company or a Guarantor that is secured at such time by such asset; or

          (2)      in respect of any other Asset Sale, Pari Passu Indebtedness of the Company or a Guarantor.

          “Asset Sale” means:

          (1)      the sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition (whether in a single transaction or a series of related transactions) of property or assets (including by way of a Sale/Leaseback Transaction) outside the ordinary course of business of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary (each referred to in this definition as a “disposition”) or

          (2)      the issuance or sale of Equity Interests (other than directors’ qualifying shares and shares issued to foreign nationals or other third parties to the extent required by applicable law) of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary) (whether in a single transaction or a series of related transactions),


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in each case other than:

          (a)      a disposition of Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities or damaged, obsolete or worn out property or equipment in the ordinary course of business;

          (b)      the disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company in a manner permitted pursuant to Section 5.01 or any disposition that constitutes a Change of Control;

          (c)      any Restricted Payment or Permitted Investment that is permitted to be made, and is made, under Section 4.04;

          (d)      any disposition of assets or issuance or sale of Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary, which assets or Equity Interests so disposed or issued have an aggregate Fair Market Value of less than $12.5 million;

          (e)      any disposition of property or assets, or the issuance of securities, by a Restricted Subsidiary to the Company or by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary to a Restricted Subsidiary;

          (f)      any exchange of assets (including a combination of assets and Cash Equivalents) for assets related to a Similar Business of comparable or greater market value or usefulness to the business of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries as a whole, as determined in good faith by the Company; provided that such assets, if constituting First Priority After-Acquired Property, are added to the Collateral to the extent required pursuant to Section 4.13;

          (g)      foreclosure on assets of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries;

          (h)      any sale of Equity Interests in, or Indebtedness or other securities of, an Unrestricted Subsidiary;

          (i)      the lease, assignment or sublease of any real or personal property in the ordinary course of business;

          (j)      any sale of inventory or other assets in the ordinary course of business;

          (k)      any grant in the ordinary course of business of any license of patents, trademarks, know-how or any other intellectual property;

          (l)      in the ordinary course of business, any swap of assets, or any lease, assignment or sublease of any real or personal property, in exchange for services (including in connection with any outsourcing arrangements) of comparable or greater value or usefulness to the business of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole, as determined in good faith by the Company;


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provided, that any Cash Equivalents received must be applied in accordance with Section 4.06;

          (m)      any financing transaction with respect to property built or acquired by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary after the Issue Date, including any Sale/Leaseback Transaction or asset securitization permitted under this Indenture;

          (n)      any surrender or waiver of contract rights or the settlement, release, recovery on or surrender of contract, tort or other claims of any kind;

          (o)      a transfer of accounts receivable and related assets of the type specified in the definition of “Receivables Financing” (or a fractional undivided interest therein) by a Receivables Subsidiary in a Qualified Receivables Financing;

          (p)      the sale of any property in a Sale/Leaseback Transaction within six months of the acquisition of such property;

          (q)      dispositions of receivables in connection with the compromise, settlement or collection thereof in the ordinary course of business or in bankruptcy or similar proceedings and exclusive of factoring or similar arrangements; and

          (r)      the sale of any intellectual property and other assets primarily related to the production of gallium nitride, including any interests in joint ventures relating thereto.

          “Bank Indebtedness” means any and all amounts payable under or in respect of the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Agreement Documents as amended, restated, supplemented, waived, replaced, restructured, repaid, refunded, refinanced or otherwise modified from time to time (including after termination of the Credit Agreement), including principal, premium (if any), interest (including interest accruing on or after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy or for reorganization relating to the Company whether or not a claim for post-filing interest is allowed in such proceedings), fees, charges, expenses, reimbursement obligations, guarantees and all other amounts payable thereunder or in respect thereof.

          “Board of Directors” means, as to any Person, the board of directors or managers, as applicable, of such Person (or, if such Person is a partnership, the board of directors or other governing body of the general partner of such Person) or any duly authorized committee thereof.

          “Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law to close in New York City or the city in which the Trustee’s corporate trust office is located.

          “Capital Stock” means:

                       (1)      in the case of a corporation, corporate stock or shares;


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          (2)      in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of corporate stock;

          (3)      in the case of a partnership or limited liability company, partnership or membership interests (whether general or limited); and

          (4)      any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person.

          “Capitalized Lease Obligation” means, at the time any determination thereof is to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a capital lease that would at such time be required to be capitalized and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) in accordance with GAAP.

          “Cash Equivalents” means:

          (1)      U.S. Dollars, pounds sterling, euros, the national currency of any member state in the European Union or, in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary, such local currencies held by it from time to time in the ordinary course of business;

          (2)      securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government or any country that is a member of the European Union or any agency or instrumentality thereof in each case maturing not more than two years from the date of acquisition;

          (3)      certificates of deposit, time deposits and eurodollar time deposits with maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition, bankers’ acceptances, in each case with maturities not exceeding one year and overnight bank deposits, in each case with any commercial bank having capital and surplus in excess of $250 million and whose long-term debt is rated “A” or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s or S&P (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency);

          (4)      repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (2) and (3) above entered into with any financial institution meeting the qualifications specified in clause (3) above;

          (5)      commercial paper issued by a corporation (other than an Affiliate of the Company) rated at least “A-1” or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s or S&P (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency) and in each case maturing within one year after the date of acquisition;

          (6)      readily marketable direct obligations issued by any state of the United States of America or any political subdivision thereof having one of the two highest rating categories obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P (or reasonably equivalent


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ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency) in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition;

          (7)      Indebtedness issued by Persons (other than the Sponsors or any of their Affiliates) with a rating of “A” or higher from S&P or “A-2” or higher from Moody’s in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition;

          (8)      investment funds investing at least 95% of their assets in securities of the types described in clauses (1) through (7) above; and

          (9)      instruments equivalent to those referred to in clauses (1) through (8) above denominated in euros or any other foreign currency comparable in credit quality and tenor to those referred to above and commonly used by corporations for cash management purposes in any jurisdiction outside the United States to the extent reasonably required in connection with any business conducted by any Subsidiary organized in such jurisdiction.

          “Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following events:

          (i)      the sale, lease or transfer, in one or a series of related transactions, of all or substantially all the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to a Person other than any of the Permitted Holders; or

          (ii)      the Company becomes aware (by way of a report or any other filing pursuant to Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, proxy, vote, written notice or otherwise) of the acquisition by any Person or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or Section 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act, or any successor provision), including any group acting for the purpose of acquiring, holding or disposing of securities (within the meaning of Rule 13d-5(b)(1) under the Exchange Act), other than any of the Permitted Holders, in a single transaction or in a related series of transactions, by way of merger, consolidation or other business combination or purchase of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, or any successor provision), of more t han 50% of the total voting power of the Voting Stock of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company.

          “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

          “Collateral” means all property subject or purported to be subject, from time to time, to a Lien under any Security Document.

          “Collateral Agreement” means the Collateral Agreement among the Company, the Guarantors and the Collateral Trustee, dated as of the date hereof, as it may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with this Indenture.

          “Collateral Trustee” means the party named as such in this Indenture until a successor replaces it and, thereafter, means the successor.


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          “Company” means the party named as such in the Preamble to this Indenture until a successor replaces it and, thereafter, means the successor and, for purposes of any provision contained herein and required by the TIA, each other obligor on the Securities.

          “Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:

          (1)      consolidated interest expense of such Person and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, to the extent such expense was deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income (including amortization of original issue discount, the interest component of Capitalized Lease Obligations, and net payments and receipts (if any) pursuant to interest rate Hedging Obligations and excluding amortization of deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses and expensing of any bridge commitment or other financing fees); plus

          (2)      consolidated capitalized interest of such Person and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, whether paid or accrued; plus

          (3)      commissions, discounts, yield and other fees and charges Incurred in connection with any Receivables Financing which are payable to Persons other than the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries; minus

          (4)      interest income for such period.

          For purposes of this definition, interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Company to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP.

          “Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Person at any date, the ratio of (i) the aggregate amount of all outstanding Indebtedness of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date (determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP) to (ii) EBITDA of such Person for the four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding such date. In the event that the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries Incurs or redeems any Indebtedness subsequent to the commencement of the period for which the Consolidated Leverage Ratio is being calculated but prior to the event for which the calculation of the Consolidated Leverage Ratio is made (the “Consolidated Lever age Calculation Date”), then the Consolidated Leverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such Incurrence or redemption of Indebtedness as if the same had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period; provided that the Company may elect, pursuant to an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee, that all or any portion of the commitment under any Indebtedness as being Incurred at the time such commitment is entered into and any subsequent Incurrence of Indebtedness under such commitment shall not be deemed, for purposes of this calculation, to be an Incurrence at such subsequent time.

          For purposes of making the computation referred to above, Investments, acquisitions (including the Acquisition Transactions), dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, consolidations and discontinued operations (as determined in accordance with GAAP), in each


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case with respect to an operating unit of a business, and any operational changes that the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries has either determined to make or made after the Issue Date and during the four-quarter reference period or subsequent to such reference period and on or prior to or simultaneously with the Consolidated Leverage Calculation Date (each, for purposes of this definition, a “pro forma event”) shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Investments, acquisitions (including the Acquisition Transactions), dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, consolidations, discontinued operations an d other operational changes (and the change in EBITDA resulting therefrom) had occurred on the first day of the four-quarter reference period. If since the beginning of such period any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged with or into the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary since the beginning of such period shall have made any Investment, acquisition, disposition, merger, consolidation, discontinued operation or operational change, in each case with respect to an operating unit of a business, that would have required adjustment pursuant to this definition, then the Consolidated Leverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto for such period as if such Investment, acquisition, disposition, discontinued operation, merger, consolidation or operational change had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quar ter period.

          For purposes of this definition, whenever pro forma effect is to be given to any pro forma event, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the Company. Any such pro forma calculation may include adjustments appropriate, in the reasonable good faith determination of the Company as set forth in an Officer’s Certificate, to reflect (1) net operating expense reductions and other net operating improvements or synergies reasonably expected to result from the applicable pro forma event (including, to the extent applicable, from the Acquisition Transactions) and (2) all adjustments of the nature used in connection with the calculation of “Adjusted EBITDA” as set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 to the extent such adjustments, without duplication, continue to be applicable to such four-quarter period.

          “Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the aggregate of the Net Income of such Person and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, on a consolidated basis; provided, however, that:

          (1)     any net after-tax extraordinary, nonrecurring or unusual gains or losses or income, expenses or charges (less all fees and expenses relating thereto), including, without limitation, (i) severance expenses, expenses related to any reconstruction, decommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternate uses, fees, expenses or charges relating to new product lines, plant shutdown costs and acquisition integration costs, (ii) up to $30.0 million in the aggregate of transition expenses attributable to the Company becoming an independent operating company in connection with the Acquisition Transactions, (iii) expenses or charges in connection with the Acquisition Transactions related to curtailments or modifications to pension or other post-employment benef it plans and (iv) any fees, expenses or charges related to any Equity Offering, Permitted Investment, acquisition or Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred by this Indenture (in each case, whether or not successful), including any such fees,


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expenses, charges or change in control payments made under the Acquisition Documents or otherwise related to the Acquisition Transactions, in each case, shall be excluded;

          (2)     any increase in amortization or depreciation or any one-time non-cash charges increases or reductions in Net Income, in each case resulting from purchase accounting in connection with the Acquisition Transactions or any acquisition that is consummated after the Issue Date shall be excluded;

          (3)     the Net Income for such period shall not include the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles during such period;

          (4)     any net after-tax income or loss from abandoned, closed or discontinued operations and any net after-tax gains or losses on disposal of abandoned, closed or discontinued operations shall be excluded;

          (5)     any net after-tax gains or losses (less all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) attributable to business dispositions or asset dispositions other than in the ordinary course of business (as determined in good faith by the management of the Company) shall be excluded;

          (6)     any net after-tax gains or losses (less all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) attributable to the early extinguishment of indebtedness shall be excluded;

          (7)     the Net Income for such period of any Person that is not a Subsidiary of such Person, or is an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, shall be included only to the extent of the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) to the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period;

          (8)     solely for the purpose of determining the amount available for Restricted Payments under clause (A) of the definition of “Cumulative Credit”, the Net Income for such period of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Guarantor) shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Restricted Subsidiary of its Net Income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (which has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by the operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders, unless such restrictions with respect to the payment of dividends or similar distributions have been legally waived; provided that the Consolidated Net Income of such Person shall be increased by the amount of dividends or other distributions or other payments actually paid in cash (or converted into cash) by any such Restricted Subsidiary to such Person, to the extent not already included therein;

          (9)     an amount equal to the amount of Tax Distributions actually made to any parent of such Person in respect of such period in accordance with Section 4.04(b)(xii) shall be included as though such amounts had been paid as income taxes directly by such Person for such period;


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          (10)     any non-cash impairment charges and amortization of intangibles in each case arising pursuant to the application of GAAP;

          (11)     any non-cash expense realized or resulting from employee benefit plans or post-employment benefit plans, grants and sales of stock, stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options or other rights shall be excluded;

          (12)     any (a) severance or relocation costs or expenses, (b) one-time non-cash compensation charges, (c) the costs and expenses after the Issue Date related to employment of terminated employees, (d) costs or expenses realized in connection with, resulting from or in anticipation of the Acquisition Transactions or (e) costs or expenses realized in connection with or resulting from stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options or other rights existing on the Issue Date of officers, directors and employees, in each case of such Person or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, shall be excluded;

          (13)     accruals and reserves that are established or adjusted, in each case as a result of the Acquisition Transactions within 12 months after the Issue Date, and that are so required to be established or adjusted in accordance with GAAP, and changes in accruals and reserves as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies in connection with the Acquisition Transactions, shall be excluded;

          (14)     solely for purposes of calculating EBITDA, (a) the Net Income of any Person and the Restricted Subsidiaries shall be calculated without deducting the income attributable to, or adding the losses attributable to, the minority equity interests of third parties in any non-wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary except to the extent of dividends declared or paid in respect of such period or any prior period on the shares of Capital Stock of such Restricted Subsidiary held by such third parties and (b) any ordinary course dividend, distribution or other payment paid in cash and received from any Person in excess of amounts included in clause (7) above shall be included;

          (15)     (a) (i) the non-cash portion of “straight-line” rent expense shall be excluded and (ii) the cash portion of “straight-line” rent expense which exceeds the amount expensed in respect of such rent expense shall be included and (b) non-cash gains, losses, income and expenses resulting from fair value accounting required by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 shall be excluded;

          (16)     unrealized gains and losses relating to hedging transactions and mark-to-market of Indebtedness denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the applications of Financial Accounting Standards 52 shall be excluded; and

          (17)     solely for the purpose of calculating Restricted Payments, the difference, if positive, of the Consolidated Taxes of the Company calculated in accordance with GAAP and the actual Consolidated Taxes paid in cash by the Company during any Reference Period shall be included.

          Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the purpose of Section 4.04 only, there shall be excluded from Consolidated Net Income any dividends, repayments of loans or advances or other transfers of assets from Unrestricted Subsidiaries or a Restricted Subsidiary to the extent


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such dividends, repayments or transfers increase the amount of Restricted Payments permitted under clauses (D) and (E) of the definition of “Cumulative Credit.”

          “Consolidated Non-cash Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the aggregate depreciation, amortization and other non-cash expenses of such Person and the Restricted Subsidiaries reducing Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP, but excluding any such charge which consists of or requires an accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges for any future period.

          “Consolidated Taxes” means provision for taxes based on income, profits or capital, including, without limitation, state, franchise and similar taxes and any Tax Distributions taken into account in calculating Consolidated Net Income.

          “Contingent Obligations” means, with respect to any Person, any obligation of such Person guaranteeing any leases, dividends or other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness (“primary obligations”) of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including, without limitation, any obligation of such Person, whether or not contingent:

          (1)     to purchase any such primary obligation or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor;

          (2)     to advance or supply funds:

          (a)     for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation; or

          (b)     to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor; or

          (3)     to purchase property, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof.

          “Credit Agreement” means, collectively, (i) the credit agreement, dated as of December 4, 2006, entered into in connection with the consummation of the Acquisition Transactions, as amended, restated, supplemented, waived, replaced (whether or not upon termination, and whether with the original lenders or otherwise), restructured, repaid, refunded, refinanced or otherwise modified from time to time, including any agreement or indenture extending the maturity thereof, refinancing, replacing or otherwise restructuring all or any portion of the Indebtedness under such agreement or agreements or indenture or indentures or any successor or replacement agreement or agreements or indenture or indentures or increasing the amount loaned or issued thereu nder or altering the maturity thereof, among Blitz 06-103 GmbH and Momentive Performance Materials USA Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, as borrowers, and the guarantors named therein, the financial institutions named therein, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, and (ii) whether or not the agreement referred to in clause (i) remains outstanding, if designated by the Company to be included in the definition of “Credit Agreement,” one or more (A) debt


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facilities or commercial paper facilities, providing for revolving credit loans, term loans, receivables financing (including through the sale of receivables to lenders or to special purpose entities formed to borrow from lenders against such receivables) or letters of credit, (B) debt securities, indentures or other forms of debt financing (including convertible or exchangeable debt instruments or bank guarantees or bankers’ acceptances), or (C) instruments or agreements evidencing any other Indebtedness, in each case, with the same or different borrowers or issuers and, in each case, as amended, supplemented, modified, extended, restructured, renewed, refinanced, restated, replaced or refunded in whole or in part from time to time.

          “Credit Agreement Documents” means the Credit Agreement, any notes issued pursuant thereto and the guarantees thereof, and the collateral documents relating thereto, as amended, supplemented, restated, renewed, refunded, replaced, restructured, repaid, refinanced or otherwise modified from time to time.

          “Cumulative Credit” means the sum of (without duplication):

           (A)     50% of the Consolidated Net Income of the Company for the period (taken as one accounting period, the “Reference Period”) from January 1, 2007 to the end of the Company’s most recently ended fiscal quarter for which internal financial statements are available at the time of such Restricted Payment (or, in the case such Consolidated Net Income for such period is a deficit, minus 100% of such deficit), plus

           (B)     100% of the aggregate net proceeds, including cash and the Fair Market Value (as determined in accordance with the next succeeding sentence) of property other than cash, received by the Company after December 4, 2006 (other than net proceeds to the extent such net proceeds have been used to Incur Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock pursuant to clause (xix) of Section 4.03(b), or, prior to the Issue Date, have been so used pursuant to Section 4.03(b)(xix) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture) from the issue or sale of Equity Interests of the Company (excluding Refunding Capital Stock, Designated Preferred Stock, Excluded Contributions and Disqualified Stock), including Equity Interests issued upon conversion of Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock or upon exercise of warrants or options (other than an i ssuance or sale to a Restricted Subsidiary), plus

           (C)     100% of the aggregate amount of contributions to the capital of the Company received in cash and the Fair Market Value (as determined in accordance with the next succeeding sentence) of property other than cash after December 4, 2006 (other than Refunding Capital Stock, Designated Preferred Stock, Excluded Contributions, Disqualified Stock and contributions to the extent such contributions have been used to Incur Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock pursuant to clause (xix) of Section 4.03(b) or, prior to the Issue Date, have been so used pursuant to Section 4.03(b)(xix) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture), plus

           (D)     the principal amount of any Indebtedness, or the liquidation preference or maximum fixed repurchase price, as the case may be, of any Disqualified Stock of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary issued after December 4, 2006 (other than Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock issued to a Restricted Subsidiary) which has been


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converted into or exchanged for Equity Interests in the Company (other than Disqualified Stock) or any direct or indirect parent of the Company (provided that, in the case of any parent, such Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock is retired or extinguished), plus

          (E)     100% of the aggregate amount received by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in cash and the Fair Market Value (as determined in accordance with the next succeeding sentence) of property other than cash received by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary from:

          (I)     the sale or other disposition (other than to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary) of Restricted Investments made by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries and from repurchases and redemptions of such Restricted Investments from the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries by any Person (other than the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries) and from repayments of loans or advances (including the release of any guarantee that constituted a Restricted Investment when made) that constituted Restricted Investments (other than, in each case, to the extent that the Restricted Investment was made pursuant to clause (vii) or (x) of Section 4.04(b)),

          (II)     the sale (other than to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary) of the Capital Stock of an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or

          (III)     a distribution or dividend from an Unrestricted Subsidiary, plus

          (F)     in the event any Unrestricted Subsidiary of the Company has been redesignated as a Restricted Subsidiary or has been merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into, or transfers or conveys its assets to, or is liquidated into, the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary, the Fair Market Value (as determined in accordance with the next succeeding sentence) of the Investment of the Company in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation, combination or transfer (or of the assets transferred or conveyed, as applicable), after taking into account any Indebtedness associated with the Unrestricted Subsidiary so designated or combined or any Indebtedness associated with the assets so transfer red or conveyed (other than in each case to the extent that the designation of such Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary was made pursuant to clause (vii) or (x) of Section 4.04(b) or constituted a Permitted Investment).

The Fair Market Value of property other than cash covered by clauses (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) of this definition of “Cumulative Credit” shall be determined in good faith by the Company and

          (x)     in the case of property with a Fair Market Value in excess of $15.0 million, shall be set forth in an Officer’s Certificate or

          (y)     in the case of property with a Fair Market Value in excess of $25.0 million, shall be set forth in a resolution approved by at least a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company and subject to written confirmation thereof by an Independent Financial Advisor.


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          “Default” means any event which is, or after notice or passage of time or both would be, an Event of Default.

          “Designated Non-cash Consideration” means the Fair Market Value of non-cash consideration received by the Company or one of the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with an Asset Sale that is so designated as Designated Non-cash Consideration pursuant to an Officer’s Certificate, setting forth the basis of such valuation, less the amount of Cash Equivalents received in connection with a subsequent sale of such Designated Non-cash Consideration.

          “Designated Preferred Stock” means Preferred Stock of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable (other than Disqualified Stock), that is issued for cash (other than to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries) and is so designated as Designated Preferred Stock, pursuant to an Officer’s Certificate, on the issuance date thereof.

          “Designated Securities” has the meaning set forth in the Collateral Agreement.

          “Destruction” means any damage to, loss or destruction of all or any portion of the Collateral.

          “Disqualified Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any Capital Stock of such Person which, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is redeemable or exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event:

          (1)    matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (other than as a result of a change of control or asset sale; provided that the relevant asset sale or change of control provisions, taken as a whole, are no more favorable in any material respect to holders of such Capital Stock than the asset sale and change of control provisions applicable to the Securities and any purchase requirement triggered thereby may not become operative until compliance with the asset sale and change of control provisions applicable to the Securities (including the purchase of any Securities tendered pursuan t thereto)),

          (2)     is convertible or exchangeable for Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock of such Person, or

          (3)     is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part,

in each case prior to 91 days after the maturity date of the Securities; provided, however, that only the portion of Capital Stock which so matures or is mandatorily redeemable, is so convertible or exchangeable or is so redeemable at the option of the holder thereof prior to such date shall be deemed to be Disqualified Stock; provided, further, however, that if such Capital Stock is issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Company or its Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Capital Stock shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Company in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability; provided, further, that any class of Capital Stock of such Person


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that by its terms authorizes such Person to satisfy its obligations thereunder by delivery of Capital Stock that is not Disqualified Stock shall not be deemed to be Disqualified Stock.

          “Domestic Subsidiary” means a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Foreign Subsidiary.

          “EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period plus, without duplication, to the extent the same was deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income:

          (1)     Consolidated Taxes; plus

          (2)     Consolidated Interest Expense; plus

          (3)     Consolidated Non-cash Charges; plus

          (4)     business optimization expenses and other restructuring charges or expenses (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include, without limitation, the effect of inventory optimization programs, plant closures, retention, severance, systems establishment costs and excess pension charges); provided that with respect to each business optimization expense or other restructuring charge, the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate specifying and quantifying such expense or charge and stating that such expense or charge is a business optimization expense or other restructuring charge, as the case may be; plus

          (5)     the amount of management, monitoring, consulting and advisory fees and related expenses paid to the Sponsors (or any accruals relating to such fees and related expenses) during such period pursuant to the terms of the agreements between the Sponsors and the Company and its Subsidiaries as in effect on the Issue Date;

less, without duplication,

          (6)     non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income for such period (excluding the recognition of deferred revenue or any items which represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges in any prior period and any items for which cash was received in a prior period).

          “Equity Interests” means Capital Stock and all warrants, options or other rights to acquire Capital Stock (but excluding any debt security that is convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock).

          “Equity Offering” means any public or private sale after the Issue Date of common stock or Preferred Stock of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable (other than Disqualified Stock), other than:

          (1)     public offerings with respect to the Company’s or such direct or indirect parent’s common stock registered on Form S-8; and


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          (2)     any such public or private sale that constitutes an Excluded Contribution.

          “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

          “Exchange Offer Registration Statement” means the registration statement filed with the SEC in connection with the Registered Exchange Offer.

          “Excluded Assets” means any Designated Securities, any real property leases and any other assets that are explicitly excluded from the Collateral pursuant to the Collateral Agreement as in effect on the date hereof.

          “Excluded Contributions” means the Cash Equivalents or other assets (valued at their Fair Market Value as determined in good faith by senior management or the Board of Directors of the Company) received by the Company after the Issue Date from:

          (1)     contributions to its common equity capital, and

          (2)     the sale (other than to a Subsidiary of the Company or to any Subsidiary management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement) of Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock and Designated Preferred Stock) of the Company,

in each case designated as Excluded Contributions pursuant to an Officer’s Certificate executed on or promptly after the date such capital contributions are made or the date such Capital Stock is sold, as the case may be.

          “Existing 9¾% Indenture” means the indenture dated as of December 4, 2006, as amended, restated, supplemented or modified from time to time, pursuant to which the Existing 9¾% Notes were issued.

          “Existing 9¾% Notes” means the 9¾% Senior Notes due 2014 of the Company.

          “Existing Notes” means the Company’s Old Senior Notes and Old Subordinated Notes, in each case to the extent outstanding after completion of the Transactions.

          “Fair Market Value” means, with respect to any asset or property, the price which could be negotiated in an arm’s-length, free market transaction, for cash, between a willing seller and a willing and able buyer, neither of whom is under undue pressure or compulsion to complete the transaction.

          “First Priority After-Acquired Property” means any property of the Company or any Guarantor, other than Excluded Assets, that secures any First Priority Obligations that is not already subject to the Lien under the Security Documents.

          “First Priority Obligations” means (i) all Secured Bank Indebtedness and (ii) all other Obligations of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of Hedging Obligations or Obligations in respect of cash management services, in each case that are secured by Liens granted pursuant to any Credit Agreement Document.


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          “First Priority Obligations Payment Date” has the meaning given to such term in the Intercreditor Agreement.

          “First Priority Representative” has the meaning given to such term in the Intercreditor Agreement.

          “Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the ratio of EBITDA of such Person for such period to the Fixed Charges of such Person for such period. In the event that the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries Incurs, repays, repurchases or redeems any Indebtedness (other than in the case of revolving credit borrowings or revolving advances under any Qualified Receivables Financing, in which case interest expense shall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during the applicable period) or issues, repurchases or redeems Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock subsequent to the commencement of the period for which the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is being calculated but prior to the event for which the calculation of the Fixed Charge C overage Ratio is made (the “Calculation Date”), then the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such Incurrence, repayment, repurchase or redemption of Indebtedness, or such issuance, repurchase or redemption of Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock, as if the same had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period.

          For purposes of making the computation referred to above, Investments, acquisitions (including the Acquisition Transactions), dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, consolidations and discontinued operations (as determined in accordance with GAAP), in each case with respect to an operating unit of a business, and any operational changes that the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries has either determined to make or made after the Issue Date and during the four-quarter reference period or subsequent to such reference period and on or prior to or simultaneously with the Calculation Date (each, for purposes of this definition, a “pro forma event”) shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Investments, acquisitions (including the Acquisition Transactions), dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, consolidations discontinued operations and operational changes (and the change of any associated fixed charge obligations and the change in EBITDA resulting therefrom) had occurred on the first day of the four-quarter reference period. If since the beginning of such period any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged with or into the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary since the beginning of such period shall have made any Investment, acquisition, disposition, merger, consolidation, discontinued operation or operational change, in each case with respect to an operating unit of a business, that would have required adjustment pursuant to this definition, then the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto for such period as if such Investment, acquisition, disposition, discontinued operation, merger, consolidation or operational change had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period.

          For purposes of this definition, whenever pro forma effect is to be given to any pro forma event, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the Company. Any such pro forma calculation may include adjustments appropriate, in the reasonable good faith determination of the Company as set forth in an Officer’s Certificate, to reflect (1) net operating expense reductions and other net operating improvements or synergies reasonably expected to result from the applicable pro forma event


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(including, to the extent applicable, from the Acquisition Transactions), and (2) all adjustments of the nature used in connection with the calculation of “Adjusted EBITDA” as set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 to the extent such adjustments, without duplication, continue to be applicable to such four-quarter period.

          If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the Calculation Date had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Hedging Obligations applicable to such Indebtedness if such Hedging Obligation has a remaining term in excess of twelve months). Interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the Company to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP. For purposes of making the computation referred to above, interest on any Indebtedness under a revolving credit facility computed on a pro forma basis s hall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during the applicable period. Interest on Indebtedness that may optionally be determined at an interest rate based upon a factor of a prime or similar rate, a eurocurrency interbank offered rate, or other rate, shall be deemed to have been based upon the rate actually chosen, or, if none, then based upon such optional rate chosen as the Company may designate.

          “Fixed Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:

          (1)     Consolidated Interest Expense of such Person for such period, and

          (2)     all cash dividend payments (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Preferred Stock or Disqualified Stock of such Person and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

          “Foreign Subsidiary” means a Restricted Subsidiary not organized or existing under the laws of the United States of America or any state or territory or the District of Columbia thereof and any direct or indirect subsidiary of such Restricted Subsidiary.

          “GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other entity as have been approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession, which were in effect on December 4, 2006. For the purposes of this Indenture, the term “consolidated” with respect to any Person shall mean such Person consolidated with its Restricted Subsidiaries, and shall not include any Unrestricted Subsidiary, but the interest of such Person in an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be accounted for as an Investment.

          “General Electric” means General Electric Company, a New York corporation.

          “Government Obligations” means securities that are:


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          (1)     direct obligations of the United States of America or a member of the European Union, for the timely payment of which its full faith and credit is pledged, or

          (2)     obligations of a Person controlled or supervised by and acting as an agency or instrumentality of the United States of America or a member of the European Union, the timely payment of which is unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States of America or such member of the European Union,

which, in each case, are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof, and shall also include a depository receipt issued by a bank (as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act) as custodian with respect to any such Government Obligations or a specific payment of principal of or interest on any such Government Obligations held by such custodian for the account of the holder of such depository receipt; provided that (except as required by law) such custodian is not authorized to make any deduction from the amount payable to the holder of such depository receipt from any amount received by the custodian in respect of the Government Obligations or the specific payment of principal of or interest on the Government Obligations evidenced by such depository receipt. P>

          “Guarantee” means any guarantee of the obligations of the Company under this Indenture and the Securities by any Person in accordance with the provisions of this Indenture.

          “guarantee” means a guarantee (other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business), direct or indirect, in any manner (including, without limitation, letters of credit and reimbursement agreements in respect thereof), of all or any part of any Indebtedness or other obligations.

          “Guarantor” means any Person that Incurs a Guarantee; provided that upon the release or discharge of such Person from its Guarantee in accordance with this Indenture, such Person ceases to be a Guarantor.

          “Hedging Obligations” means, with respect to any Person, the obligations of such Person under:

          (1)     currency exchange, interest rate or commodity swap agreements, currency exchange, interest rate or commodity cap agreements and currency exchange, interest rate or commodity collar agreements; and

          (2)     other agreements or arrangements designed to protect such Person against fluctuations in currency exchange, interest rates or commodity prices.

          “Holder” means the Person in whose name a Security is registered on the Registrar’s books.

          “Incur” means issue, assume, guarantee, incur or otherwise become liable for; provided, however, that any Indebtedness or Capital Stock of a Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary (whether by merger, amalgamation, consolidation, acquisition or otherwise) shall be deemed to be Incurred by such Person at the time it becomes a Subsidiary.


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          “Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person:

          (1)     the principal and premium (if any) of any indebtedness of such Person, whether or not contingent, (a) in respect of borrowed money, (b) evidenced by bonds, notes, debentures or similar instruments or letters of credit or bankers’ acceptances (or, without duplication, reimbursement agreements in respect thereof), (c) representing the deferred and unpaid purchase price of any property (except (i) any such balance that constitutes a trade payable or similar obligation to a trade creditor Incurred in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) any earn-out obligations until such obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP), (d) in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations, or (e) representing any Hedging Obligations , if and to the extent that any of the foregoing indebtedness (other than letters of credit and Hedging Obligations) would appear as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP;

          (2)     to the extent not otherwise included, any obligation of such Person to be liable for, or to pay, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise, on the Indebtedness of another Person (other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business);

          (3)     to the extent not otherwise included, Indebtedness of another Person secured by a Lien on any asset owned by such Person (whether or not such Indebtedness is assumed by such Person); provided, however, that the amount of such Indebtedness will be the lesser of: (a) the Fair Market Value of such asset at such date of determination, and (b) the amount of such Indebtedness of such other Person; and

          (4)     to the extent not otherwise included, with respect to the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries, the amount then outstanding (i.e., advanced, and received by, and available for use by, the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries) under any Receivables Financing (as set forth in the books and records of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary and confirmed by the agent, trustee or other representative of the institution or group providing such Receivables Financing);

provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, Indebtedness shall be deemed not to include (1) Contingent Obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business and not in respect of borrowed money; (2) deferred or prepaid revenues; (3) purchase price holdbacks in respect of a portion of the purchase price of an asset to satisfy warranty or other unperformed obligations of the respective seller; (4) Obligations under or in respect of Qualified Receivables Financing; or (5) obligations under the Acquisition Documents.

          Notwithstanding anything in this Indenture to the contrary, Indebtedness shall not include, and shall be calculated without giving effect to, the effects of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 and related interpretations to the extent such effects would otherwise increase or decrease an amount of Indebtedness for any purpose under this Indenture as a result of accounting for any embedded derivatives created by the terms of such Indebtedness; and any such amounts that would have constituted Indebtedness under this


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Indenture but for the application of this sentence shall not be deemed an Incurrence of Indebtedness under this Indenture.

          “Indenture” means this Indenture as amended or supplemented from time to time.

          “Independent Financial Advisor” means an accounting, appraisal or investment banking firm or consultant, in each case of nationally recognized standing, that is, in the good faith determination of the Company, qualified to perform the task for which it has been engaged.

          “Intercreditor Agreement” means (i) the Intercreditor Agreement dated as of the date hereof among the Company, the Guarantors, the First Priority Representative, the Collateral Trustee and the other parties thereto, as it may be amended from time to time in accordance with this Indenture and (ii) any other intercreditor agreement entered into by the Collateral Trustee pursuant to Section 11.02(g) .

          “Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than Baa3 (or equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or equivalent) by S&P, or an equivalent rating by any other Rating Agency.

          “Investment Grade Securities” means:

          (1)     securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government or any agency or instrumentality thereof (other than Cash Equivalents),

          (2)     securities that have a rating equal to or higher than Baa3 (or equivalent) by Moody’s or BBB- (or equivalent) by S&P, or an equivalent rating by any other Rating Agency, but excluding any debt securities or loans or advances between and among the Company and its Subsidiaries,

          (3)     investments in any fund that invests exclusively in investments of the type described in clauses (1) and (2), which fund may also hold immaterial amounts of cash pending investment and/or distribution, and

          (4)     corresponding instruments in countries other than the United States customarily utilized for high quality investments and in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition.

          “Investments” means, with respect to any Person, all investments by such Person in other Persons (including Affiliates) in the form of loans (including guarantees), advances or capital contributions (excluding accounts receivable, trade credit and advances to customers and commission, travel and similar advances to officers, employees and consultants made in the ordinary course of business), purchases or other acquisitions for consideration of Indebtedness, Equity Interests or other securities issued by any other Person and investments that are required by GAAP to be classified on the balance sheet of the Company in the same manner as the other investments included in this definition to the extent such transactions involve the transfer of cash or other property. For purposes of the definition of “U nrestricted Subsidiary” and Section 4.04:


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          (1)     “Investments” shall include the portion (proportionate to the Company’s equity interest in such Subsidiary) of the Fair Market Value of the net assets of a Subsidiary of the Company at the time that such Subsidiary is designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary; provided, however, that upon a redesignation of such Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary, the Company shall be deemed to continue to have a permanent “Investment” in an Unrestricted Subsidiary equal to an amount (if positive) equal to:

          (a)     the Company’s “Investment” in such Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation; less

          (b)     the portion (proportionate to the Company’s equity interest in such Subsidiary) of the Fair Market Value of the net assets of such Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation; and

          (2)     any property transferred to or from an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be valued at its Fair Market Value at the time of such transfer, in each case as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company.

          “Issue Date” means June 15, 2009, the date on which the Original Securities are issued.

          “Japan Acquisition Co.” means Momentive Performance Materials Japan LLC and any successor thereto.

          “Japan Notes” means, collectively, (i) the note issued by Japan Acquisition Co. to Juniper Bond Holdings I LLC in an original principal amount of $210,000,000, (ii) the note issued by Japan Acquisition Co. to Juniper Bond Holdings II LLC in an original principal amount of $210,000,000, (iii) the note issued by Japan Acquisition Co. to Juniper Bond Holdings III LLC in an original principal amount of $210,000,000 and (iv) the note issued by Japan Acquisition Co. to Juniper Bond Holdings IV LLC in an original principal amount of $210,000,000, as each such note is amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in compliance with Section 4.15.

          “Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, lien, pledge, charge, security interest or encumbrance of any kind in respect of such asset, whether or not filed, recorded or otherwise perfected under applicable law (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature thereof, any option or other agreement to sell or give a security interest in and any filing of or agreement to give any financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code (or equivalent statutes) of any jurisdiction); provided that in no event shall an operating lease be deemed to constitute a Lien.

          “Management Group” means the group consisting of the directors, executive officers and other management personnel of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as the case may be, on the Issue Date together with (1) any new directors whose election by such boards of directors or whose nomination for election by the shareholders of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable, was approved by a vote of a majority of the directors of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable, then still in office who were either directors on the Issue Date or whose election or


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nomination was previously so approved and (2) executive officers and other management personnel of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable, hired at a time when the directors on the Issue Date together with the directors so approved constituted a majority of the directors of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable.

          “Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or any successor to the rating agency business thereof.

          “Net Income” means, with respect to any Person, the net income (loss) of such Person, determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of Preferred Stock dividends.

          “Net Insurance Proceeds” means the insurance proceeds (excluding liability insurance proceeds payable to the Trustee for any loss, liability or expense incurred by it and excluding the proceeds of business interruption insurance) or condemnation awards actually received by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary as a result of the Destruction or Taking of all or any portion of the Collateral, net of:

          (1)     reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and fees relating to such Taking or Destruction (including, without limitation, expenses of attorneys and insurance adjusters); and

          (2)     repayment of Indebtedness that is secured by the property or assets that are the subject of such Taking or Destruction; provided that, in the case of any Destruction or Taking involving Collateral, the Lien securing such Indebtedness constitutes a Lien permitted by this Indenture to be senior to the Second Priority Liens.

          “Net Proceeds” means the aggregate cash proceeds received by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of any Asset Sale (including, without limitation, any cash received in respect of or upon the sale or other disposition of any Designated Non-cash Consideration received in any Asset Sale and any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or otherwise, but only as and when received, but excluding the assumption by the acquiring Person of Indebtedness relating to the disposed assets or other consideration received in any other non-cash form), net of the direct costs relating to such Asset Sale and the sale or disposition of such Designated Non-cash Consideration (including, without limitation, legal, accounting and inves tment banking fees, and brokerage and sales commissions), and any relocation expenses Incurred as a result thereof, taxes paid or payable as a result thereof (after taking into account any available tax credits or deductions and any tax sharing arrangements related thereto), amounts required to be applied to the repayment of principal, premium (if any) and interest on Indebtedness required (other than pursuant to Section 4.06(b)(i)) to be paid as a result of such transaction, and any deduction of appropriate amounts to be provided by the Company as a reserve in accordance with GAAP against any liabilities associated with the asset disposed of in such transaction and retained by the Company after such sale or other disposition thereof, including, without limitation, pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction.


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          “Note Documents” means, collectively, this Indenture, the Securities, the Security Documents and all other documents and instruments executed and delivered in connection herewith, in each case as such agreements may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

          “Obligations” means any principal, interest, penalties, fees, indemnifications, reimbursements (including, without limitation, reimbursement obligations with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances), damages and other liabilities payable under the documentation governing any Indebtedness; provided that Obligations with respect to the Securities shall not include fees or indemnifications in favor of the Trustee and other third parties other than the Holders of the Securities.

          “Offering Memorandum” means the offering memorandum relating to the offering of the Original Securities dated May 12, 2009.

          “Officer” means the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, any Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President or Vice President, the Treasurer or the Secretary of the Company or a Guarantor, as applicable.

          “Officer’s Certificate” means a certificate signed on behalf of the Company by an Officer of the Company or on behalf of a Guarantor by an Officer of the Guarantor, who must be the principal executive officer, the principal financial officer, the treasurer or the principal accounting officer of the Company or such Guarantor, as applicable, that meets the requirements set forth in this Indenture.

          “Old Senior Notes” means the Company’s 9% Senior Notes due 2014, Existing 9¾% Notes and 101/8 / 107/8 Senior Toggle Notes due 2014.

          “Old Subordinated Notes” means the Company’s 11½% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016.

          “Opinion of Counsel” means a written opinion from legal counsel who is acceptable to the Trustee. The counsel may be an employee of or counsel to the Company or the Trustee.

          “Other Second Priority Obligations” means other Indebtedness of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries that is equally and ratably secured with the Securities to the extent permitted by this Indenture and is designated by the Company as an Other Second Priority Obligation.

          “Pari Passu Indebtedness” means:

          (1)     with respect to the Company, the Securities and any Indebtedness which ranks pari passu in right of payment to the Securities; and

          (2)     with respect to any Guarantor, its Guarantee and any Indebtedness which ranks pari passu in right of payment to such Guarantor’s Guarantee.


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          “Permitted Holders” means, at any time, each of (i) the Sponsors, (ii) General Electric and its controlled Affiliates and (iii) the Management Group. Any person or group whose acquisition of beneficial ownership constitutes a Change of Control in respect of which a Change of Control Offer is made in accordance with the requirements of this Indenture will thereafter, together with its Affiliates, constitute an additional Permitted Holder.

          “Permitted Investments” means:

          (1)     any Investment in the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary;

          (2)     any Investment in Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities;

          (3)     any Investment by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in a Person if as a result of such Investment (a) such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary, or (b) such Person, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, is merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into, or transfers or conveys all or substantially all of its assets to, or is liquidated into, the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary;

          (4)     any Investment in securities or other assets not constituting Cash Equivalents and received in connection with an Asset Sale made pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.06 or any other disposition of assets not constituting an Asset Sale;

          (5)     any Investment existing on, or made pursuant to binding commitments existing on, the Issue Date (subject to the last paragraph of this definition); provided, that the amount of any such Investment may only be increased as required by the terms of such Investment as in existence on the Issue Date;

          (6)     advances to directors, officers or employees not in excess of $25.0 million outstanding at any one time in the aggregate;

          (7)     any Investment acquired by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (a) in exchange for any other Investment or accounts receivable held by the Company or any such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with or as a result of a bankruptcy, workout, reorganization or recapitalization of the issuer of such other Investment or accounts receivable, or (b) as a result of a foreclosure by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to any secured Investment or other transfer of title with respect to any secured Investment in default;

          (8)     Hedging Obligations permitted under Section 4.03(b)(x);

          (9)     any Investment by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in a Similar Business having an aggregate Fair Market Value, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (9) that are at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (x) $150.0 million and (y) 4.5% of Total Assets at the time of such Investment (with the Fair Market Value of each Investment being measured at the time made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value); provided, however, that if any Investment pursuant to this clause (9) is made in any Person that is not a Restricted


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Subsidiary at the date of the making of such Investment and such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary after such date, such Investment shall thereafter be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (1) above and shall cease to have been made pursuant to this clause (9) for so long as such Person continues to be a Restricted Subsidiary;

          (10)     additional Investments by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries having an aggregate Fair Market Value, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (10) that are at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (x) $100.0 million and (y) 4.0% of Total Assets at the time of such Investment (with the Fair Market Value of each Investment being measured at the time made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value);

          (11)     loans and advances to officers, directors and employees for business-related travel expenses, moving expenses and other similar expenses, in each case Incurred in the ordinary course of business;

          (12)     Investments the payment for which consists of Equity Interests of the Company (other than Disqualified Stock) or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as applicable; provided, however, that such Equity Interests will not increase the amount available for Restricted Payments under clause (C) of the definition of “Cumulative Credit”;

          (13)     any transaction to the extent it constitutes an Investment that is permitted by and made in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.07(b) (except transactions described in clauses (ii), (vi), (vii) and (xi)(b) of such Section);

          (14)     Investments consisting of the licensing or contribution of intellectual property pursuant to joint marketing arrangements with other Persons;

          (15)     guarantees issued in accordance with Sections 4.03 and 4.11;

          (16)     Investments consisting of purchases and acquisitions of inventory, supplies, materials and equipment or purchases of contract rights or licenses or leases of intellectual property, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

          (17)     any Investment in a Receivables Subsidiary or any Investment by a Receivables Subsidiary in any other Person in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing, including Investments of funds held in accounts permitted or required by the arrangements governing such Qualified Receivables Financing or any related Indebtedness; provided, however, that any Investment in a Receivables Subsidiary is in the form of a Purchase Money Note, contribution of addi tional receivables or an equity interest;

          (18)     additional Investments in joint ventures of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries existing on the Issue Date not to exceed $50.0 million at any one time; and


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               (19)     Investments of a Restricted Subsidiary acquired after the Issue Date or of an entity merged into, amalgamated with, or consolidated with the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary in a transaction that is not prohibited by Section 5.01 after the Issue Date to the extent that such Investments were not made in contemplation of such acquisition, merger, amalgamation or consolidation and were in existence on the date of such acquisition, merger, amalgamation or consolidation.

               For purposes of this definition, Investments outstanding on the Issue Date and (i) made pursuant to clause (9) of the definition of “Permitted Investment” under the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (9) above for purposes of this Indenture, (ii) made pursuant to clause (10) of the definition of “Permitted Investment” under the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (10) above for purposes of this Indenture and (iii) made pursuant to clause (18) of the definition of “Permitted Investment” under the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (18) above for purposes of this Indenture.

                    “Permitted Liens” means, with respect to any Person:

               (1)     pledges or deposits by such Person under workmen’s compensation laws, unemployment insurance laws or similar legislation, or good faith deposits in connection with bids, tenders, contracts (other than for the payment of Indebtedness) or leases to which such Person is a party, or deposits to secure public or statutory obligations of such Person or deposits of cash or U.S. government bonds to secure surety or appeal bonds to which such Person is a party, or deposits as security for contested taxes or import duties or for the payment of rent, in each case Incurred in the ordinary course of business;

               (2)     Liens imposed by law, such as carriers’, warehousemen’s and mechanics’ Liens, in each case for sums not yet due or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings or other Liens arising out of judgments or awards against such Person with respect to which such Person shall then be proceeding with an appeal or other proceedings for review;

               (3)     Liens for taxes, assessments or other governmental charges not yet due or payable or subject to penalties for nonpayment or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;

               (4)     Liens in favor of issuers of performance and surety bonds or bid bonds or with respect to other regulatory requirements or letters of credit issued pursuant to the request of and for the account of such Person in the ordinary course of its business;

               (5)     minor survey exceptions, minor encumbrances, easements or reservations of, or rights of others for, licenses, rights-of-way, sewers, electric lines, telegraph and telephone lines and other similar purposes, or zoning or other restrictions as to the use of real properties or Liens incidental to the conduct of the business of such Person or to the ownership of its properties which were not Incurred in connection with Indebtedness and


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which do not in the aggregate materially adversely affect the value of said properties or materially impair their use in the operation of the business of such Person;

          (6)     (A) Liens on assets of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor securing Indebtedness of such Restricted Subsidiary permitted to be Incurred pursuant to Section 4.03, (B) Liens securing Bank Indebtedness, provided that the aggregate principal amount of such Bank Indebtedness does not exceed the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred pursuant to clause (i) of Section 4.03(b) and fees, charges, expenses, reimbursement obligations, guarantees and all other similar amounts Incurred in connection with such Indebtedness and (C) Liens securing Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred pu rsuant to clause (iv), (xii) or (xx) of Section 4.03(b) (provided that in the case of clause (xx), such Lien does not extend to the property or assets of any Subsidiary of the Company other than a Foreign Subsidiary);

          (7)     Liens existing on the Issue Date including the Liens securing the Securities and the Guarantees (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, Liens securing Bank Indebtedness Incurred or deemed Incurred pursuant to clause (i) of Section 4.03(b));

          (8)     Liens on assets, property or shares of stock of a Person at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary; provided, however, that such Liens are not created or Incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such other Person becoming such a Subsidiary; provided, further, however, that such Liens may not extend to any other property owned by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary;

          (9)     Liens on assets or property at the time the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary acquired the assets or property, including any acquisition by means of a merger, amalgamation or consolidation with or into the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary; provided, however, that such Liens are not created or Incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such acquisition; provided, further, however, that the Liens may not extend to any other property owned by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary;

          (10)     Liens securing Indebtedness or other obligations of a Restricted Subsidiary owing to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary permitted to be Incurred in accordance with Section 4.03;

          (11)     Liens securing Hedging Obligations not incurred in violation of this Indenture; provided that with respect to Hedging Obligations relating to Indebtedness, such Lien extends only to the property securing such Indebtedness;

          (12)     Liens on specific items of inventory or other goods and proceeds of any Person securing such Person’s obligations in respect of bankers’ acceptances issued or created for the account of such Person to facilitate the purchase, shipment or storage of such inventory or other goods;


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          (13)     leases and subleases of real property which do not materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries;

          (14)     Liens arising from Uniform Commercial Code financing statement filings regarding operating leases entered into by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

          (15)     Liens in favor of the Company or any Guarantor;

          (16)     Liens on accounts receivable and related assets of the type specified in the definition of “Receivables Financing” Incurred in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing;

          (17)     deposits made in the ordinary course of business to secure liability to insurance carriers;

          (18)     Liens on the Equity Interests of Unrestricted Subsidiaries;

          (19)     grants of software and other technology licenses in the ordinary course of business;

          (20)     Liens to secure any refinancing, refunding, extension, renewal or replacement (or successive refinancings, refundings, extensions, renewals or replacements) as a whole, or in part, of any Indebtedness secured by any Lien referred to in the foregoing clauses (6)(B) (solely with respect to the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of Bank Indebtedness originally secured pursuant to such clause (6)(B) that is being refinanced or replaced over (ii) the amount of Bank Indebtedness permitted to be secured pursuant to clause (6)(B) at the time of such refinancing or replacement (and treating the Liens on such refinancing or replacement Indebtedness as having been Incurred pursuant to such clause (6)(B) to the maximum extent then permitted thereunder)), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11) and (15); provided, however, that (x) such new Lien shall be limited to all or part of the same property that secured the original Lien (plus improvements on such property), and (y) the Indebtedness secured by such Lien at such time is not increased to any amount greater than the sum of (A) the outstanding principal amount or, if greater, committed amount of the Indebtedness described under clauses (6)(B) (to the extent provided above), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11) and (15) at the time the original Lien became a Permitted Lien under this Indenture, and (B) an amount necessary to pay any fees and expenses, including premiums, related to such refinancing, refunding, extension, renewal or replacement;

          (21)     Liens on equipment of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary granted in the ordinary course of business to the Company’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s client at which such equipment is located;

          (22)     judgment and attachment Liens not giving rise to an Event of Default and notices of lis pendens and associated rights related to litigation being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been made;


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          (23)     Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for the sale of goods entered into in the ordinary course of business;

          (24)     Liens incurred to secure cash management services or to implement cash pooling arrangements in the ordinary course of business;

          (25)     liens arising by virtue of any statutory or common law provisions relating to banker’s liens, rights of set-off or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with a depository or financial institution;

          (26)     any encumbrance or restriction (including put and call arrangements) with respect to Capital Stock of any joint venture or similar arrangement pursuant to any joint venture or similar agreement; and

          (27)     other Liens securing obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business which obligations do not exceed $30.0 million at any one time outstanding.

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

          “Preferred Stock” means any Equity Interest with preferential right of payment of dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution, or winding up.

          “Purchase Agreement” means the Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of September 14, 2006, between General Electric and Momentive Performance Materials Holdings Inc. (formerly known as Nautilus Holdings Acquisition Corp.), a Delaware corporation, as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time prior to the Issue Date or thereafter (so long as any amendment, supplement or modification after the Issue Date, together with all other amendments, supplements and modifications after the Issue Date, taken as a whole, is not more disadvantageous to the Holders of the Securities in any material respect than the Purchase Agreement as in effect on the Issue Date).

          “Purchase Money Note” means a promissory note of a Receivables Subsidiary evidencing a line of credit, which may be irrevocable, from the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company to a Receivables Subsidiary in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing, which note is intended to finance that portion of the purchase price that is not paid by cash or a contribution of equity.

          “Qualified Receivables Financing” means any Receivables Financing of a Receivables Subsidiary that meets the following conditions:

          (1)     the Board of Directors of the Company shall have determined in good faith that such Qualified Receivables Financing (including financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions) is in the aggregate economically fair and reasonable to the Company and the Receivables Subsidiary;


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          (2)     all sales of accounts receivable and related assets to the Receivables Subsidiary are made at Fair Market Value (as determined in good faith by the Company); and

          (3)     the financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions thereof shall be market terms (as determined in good faith by the Company) and may include Standard Securitization Undertakings.

          The grant of a security interest in any accounts receivable of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Receivables Subsidiary) to secure Bank Indebtedness, Indebtedness in respect of the Securities or any Indebtedness Incurred to refinance the Securities shall not be deemed a Qualified Receivables Financing.

          “Rating Agency” means (1) each of Moody’s and S&P and (2) if Moody’s or S&P ceases to rate the Securities for reasons outside of the Company’s control, a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” within the meaning of Rule 15c3-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act selected by the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company as a replacement agency for Moody’s or S&P, as the case may be.

          “Receivables Fees” means distributions or payments made directly or by means of discounts with respect to any participation interests issued or sold in connection with, and all other fees paid to a Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary in connection with, any Receivables Financing.

          “Receivables Financing” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries may sell, convey or otherwise transfer to (a) a Receivables Subsidiary (in the case of a transfer by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries); and (b) any other Person (in the case of a transfer by a Receivables Subsidiary), or may grant a security interest in, any accounts receivable (whether now existing or arising in the future) of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and any assets related thereto including, without limitation, all collateral securing such accounts receivable, all contracts and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such accounts receivable, proceeds of such accounts receivable and other assets which are customarily transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with asset securitization transactions involving accounts receivable and any Hedging Obligations entered into by the Company or any such Subsidiary in connection with such accounts receivable.

          “Receivables Repurchase Obligation” means any obligation of a seller of receivables in a Qualified Receivables Financing to repurchase receivables arising as a result of a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant or otherwise, including as a result of a receivable or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, off-set or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to the seller.

          “Receivables Subsidiary” means a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary (or another Person formed for the purposes of engaging in Qualified Receivables Financing with the


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Company in which the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company makes an Investment and to which the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company transfers accounts receivable and related assets) which engages in no activities other than in connection with the financing of accounts receivable of the Company and its Subsidiaries, all proceeds thereof and all rights (contractual or other), collateral and other assets relating thereto, and any business or activities incidental or related to such business, and which is designated by the Board of Directors of the Company (as provided below) as a Receivables Subsidiary and:

          (a)     no portion of the Indebtedness or any other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of which (i) is guaranteed by the Company or any other Subsidiary of the Company (excluding guarantees of obligations (other than the principal of and interest on, Indebtedness) pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings), (ii) is recourse to or obligates the Company or any other Subsidiary of the Company in any way other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings, or (iii) subjects any property or asset of the Company or any other Subsidiary of the Company, directly or indirectly, contingently or otherwise, to the satisfaction thereof, other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings;

          (b)     with which neither the Company nor any other Subsidiary of the Company has any material contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding other than on terms which the Company reasonably believes to be no less favorable to the Company or such Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons that are not Affiliates of the Company; and

          (c)     to which neither the Company nor any other Subsidiary of the Company has any obligation to maintain or preserve such entity’s financial condition or cause such entity to achieve certain levels of operating results.

          Any such designation by the Board of Directors of the Company shall be evidenced to the Trustee by filing with the Trustee a certified copy of the resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company giving effect to such designation and an Officer’s Certificate certifying that such designation complied with the foregoing conditions.

          “Restricted Investment” means an Investment other than a Permitted Investment.

          “Restricted Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any Subsidiary of such Person other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary of such Person. Unless otherwise indicated in this Indenture, all references to Restricted Subsidiaries shall mean Restricted Subsidiaries of the Company.

          “Sale/Leaseback Transaction” means an arrangement relating to property now owned or hereafter acquired by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary whereby the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary transfers such property to a Person and the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary leases it from such Person, other than leases between the Company and a Restricted Subsidiary or between Restricted Subsidiaries.

          “S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group or any successor to the rating agency business thereof.


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          “SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission.

          “Second Priority Lien” means the Liens securing the Obligations of the Company and the Guarantors in respect of the Securities and this Indenture.

          “Secured Bank Indebtedness” means any Bank Indebtedness that is secured by a Permitted Lien incurred or deemed incurred pursuant to clause (6)(B) or (20) (solely with respect to refinancings or replacements of Liens Incurred pursuant to clause (6)(B) as provided in such clause (20)) of the definition of “Permitted Lien”.

          “Secured Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness secured by a Lien.

          “Secured Indebtedness Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Person at any date, the ratio of (i) Secured Indebtedness of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date (determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP) to (ii) EBITDA of such Person for the four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding such date. In the event that the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries Incurs or redeems any Indebtedness subsequent to the commencement of the period for which the Secured Indebtedness Leverage Ratio is being calculated but prior to the event for which the calculation of the Secured Indebtedness Leverage Ratio is made (the “Secured Leverage Calculation Date”), then the Secured Indebtedness Leverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such Incurrence or redemption of Indebtedness as if the same had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period; provided that the Company may elect, pursuant to an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee, that all or any portion of the commitment under any Secured Indebtedness as being Incurred at the time such commitment is entered into and any subsequent Incurrence of Indebtedness under such commitment shall not be deemed, for purposes of this calculation, to be the creation or Incurrence of a Lien at such subsequent time.

          For purposes of making the computation referred to above, Investments, acquisitions (including the Acquisition Transactions), dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, consolidations and discontinued operations (as determined in accordance with GAAP), in each case with respect to an operating unit of a business, and any operational changes that the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries has either determined to make or made after the Issue Date and during the four-quarter reference period or subsequent to such reference period and on or prior to or simultaneously with the Secured Leverage Calculation Date (each, for purposes of this definition, a “pro forma event”) shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Investments, acquisitions (including the Acquisition Transactions), dispositions, mergers, amalgamations, consolidations, discontinued oper ations and other operational changes (and the change in EBITDA resulting therefrom) had occurred on the first day of the four-quarter reference period. If since the beginning of such period any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged with or into the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary since the beginning of such period shall have made any Investment, acquisition, disposition, merger, consolidation, discontinued operation or operational change, in each case with respect to an operating unit of a business, that would have required adjustment pursuant to this definition, then the Secured Indebtedness Leverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto for such period as if such Investment, acquisition, disposition,


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discontinued operation, merger, consolidation or operational change had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period.

          For purposes of this definition, whenever pro forma effect is to be given to any pro forma event, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the Company. Any such pro forma calculation may include adjustments appropriate, in the reasonable good faith determination of the Company as set forth in an Officer’s Certificate, to reflect (1) net operating expense reductions and other net operating improvements or synergies reasonably expected to result from the applicable pro forma event (including, to the extent applicable, from the Acquisition Transactions), and (2) all adjustments of the nature used in connection with the calculation of “Adjusted EBITDA” as set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 to the extent such adjustments, without duplic ation, continue to be applicable to such four-quarter period.

          “Securities” means the securities issued under this Indenture.

          “Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

          “Security Documents” means the security agreements (including the Collateral Agreement), pledge agreements, collateral assignments, mortgages and related agreements, as amended, supplemented, restated, renewed, refunded, replaced, restructured, repaid, refinanced or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with this Indenture, creating the security interests in the Collateral as contemplated by this Indenture.

          “Significant Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary that would be a “Significant Subsidiary” of the Company within the meaning of Rule 1-02 under Regulation S-X promulgated by the SEC.

          “Similar Business” means a business, the majority of whose revenues are derived from the activities of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the Issue Date or any business or activity that is reasonably similar or complementary thereto or a reasonable extension, development or expansion thereof or ancillary thereto.

          “Sponsors” means (1) one or more investment funds controlled by Apollo Management, L.P. and its Affiliates (collectively, the “Apollo Sponsors”) and (2) any Person that forms a group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or Section 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act, or any successor provision) with any Apollo Sponsors, provided that any Apollo Sponsor (x) owns a majority of the voting power and (y) controls a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company.

          “Standard Securitization Undertakings” means representations, warranties, covenants, indemnities and guarantees of performance entered into by the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company which the Company has determined in good faith to be customary in a Receivables Financing including without limitation, those relating to the servicing of the assets of a Receivables Subsidiary, it being understood that any Receivables Repurchase Obligation shall be deemed to be a Standard Securitization Undertaking.


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          “Stated Maturity” means, with respect to any security, the date specified in such security as the fixed date on which the final payment of principal of such security is due and payable, including pursuant to any mandatory redemption provision (but excluding any provision providing for the repurchase of such security at the option of the holder thereof upon the happening of any contingency beyond the control of the issuer unless such contingency has occurred).

          “Subordinated Indebtedness” means (a) with respect to the Company, any Indebtedness of the Company which is by its terms subordinated in right of payment to the Securities, and (b) with respect to any Guarantor, any Indebtedness of such Guarantor which is by its terms subordinated in right of payment to its Guarantee.

          “Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, (1) any corporation, association or other business entity (other than a partnership, joint venture or limited liability company) of which more than 50% of the total voting power of shares of Capital Stock entitled (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) to vote in the election of directors, managers or trustees thereof is at the time of determination owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or one or more of the other Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof, and (2) any partnership, joint venture or limited liability company of which (x) more than 50% of the capital accounts, distribution rights, total equity and voting interests or general and limited partnership interests, as applicable, are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or one or more of the o ther Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof, whether in the form of membership, general, special or limited partnership interests or otherwise, and (y) such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person is a controlling general partner or otherwise controls such entity.

          “Taking” means any taking of all or any portion of the Collateral by condemnation or other eminent domain proceedings, pursuant to any law, general or special, or by reason of the temporary requisition of the use or occupancy of all or any portion of the Collateral by any governmental authority, civil or military, or any sale pursuant to the exercise by any such governmental authority of any right which it may then have to purchase or designate a purchaser or to order a sale of all or any portion of the Collateral.

          “Tax Distributions” means any distributions described in Section 4.04(b)(xii) .

          “TIA” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. Sections 77aaa-77bbbb) as in effect on the date of this Indenture.

          “Total Assets” means the total consolidated assets of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries, as shown on the most recent balance sheet of the Company.

          “Transactions” means the exchange of the Securities for Old Senior Notes and Old Subordinated Notes and the related transactions as contemplated and described in the Offering Memorandum.

          “Treasury Rate” means, as of the applicable redemption date, the yield to maturity as of such redemption date of United States Treasury securities with a constant maturity (as compiled and published in the most recent Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) that


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has become publicly available at least two Business Days prior to such redemption date (or, if such Statistical Release is no longer published, any publicly available source of similar market data)) most nearly equal to the period from such redemption date to December 15, 2011; provided, however, that if the period from such redemption date to December 15, 2011 is less than one year, the weekly average yield on actually traded United States Treasury securities adjusted to a constant maturity of one year will be used.

          “Trust Officer” means:

          (1)     any officer within the corporate trust department of the Trustee, including any vice president, assistant vice president, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, trust officer or any other officer of the Trustee who customarily performs functions similar to those performed by the Persons who at the time shall be such officers, respectively, or to whom any corporate trust matter is referred because of such Person’s knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject, and

          (2)     who shall have direct responsibility for the administration of this Indenture.

          “Trustee” means the party named as such in this Indenture until a successor replaces it and, thereafter, means the successor.

          “Uniform Commercial Code” means the New York Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time.

          “Unrestricted Subsidiary” means:

          (1)     any Subsidiary of the Company that at the time of determination shall be designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary by the Board of Directors of such Person in the manner provided below; and

          (2)     any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

          The Board of Directors of the Company may designate any Subsidiary of the Company (including any newly acquired or newly formed Subsidiary of the Company) to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary unless such Subsidiary or any of its Subsidiaries owns any Equity Interests or Indebtedness of, or owns or holds any Lien on any property of, the Company or any other Subsidiary of the Company that is not a Subsidiary of the Subsidiary to be so designated; provided, however, that the Subsidiary to be so designated and its Subsidiaries do not at the time of designation have and do not thereafter In cur any Indebtedness pursuant to which the lender has recourse to any of the assets of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries; provided, further, however, that either:

          (a)     the Subsidiary to be so designated has total consolidated assets of $1,000 or less; or

          (b)     if such Subsidiary has consolidated assets greater than $1,000, then such designation would be permitted under Section 4.04.


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          The Board of Directors of the Company may designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Restricted Subsidiary; provided, however, that immediately after giving effect to such designation:

          (x)     (1) the Company could Incur $1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant to the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio test set forth in Section 4.03(a) or (2) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries would be greater than such ratio for the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries immediately prior to such designation, in each case on a pro forma basis taking into account such designation, and

          (y)     no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

          Any such designation by the Board of Directors of the Company shall be evidenced to the Trustee by promptly filing with the Trustee a copy of the resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company giving effect to such designation and an Officer’s Certificate certifying that such designation complied with the foregoing provisions.

          “Voting Stock” of any Person as of any date means the Capital Stock of such Person that is at the time entitled to vote in the election of the Board of Directors of such Person.

          “Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock, as the case may be, at any date, the quotient obtained by dividing (1) the sum of the products of the number of years from the date of determination to the date of each successive scheduled principal payment of such Indebtedness or redemption or similar payment with respect to such Disqualified Stock multiplied by the amount of such payment, by (2) the sum of all such payments.

          “Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary” is any Wholly Owned Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary.

          “Wholly Owned Subsidiary” of any Person means a Subsidiary of such Person 100% of the outstanding Capital Stock or other ownership interests of which (other than directors’ qualifying shares or shares required to be held by Foreign Subsidiaries) shall at the time be owned by such Person or by one or more Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

          SECTION 1.02. Other Definitions.

Term    Defined 
in Section
 
 
“Additional Interest”    Appendix A 
“Affiliate Transaction”    4.07(a) 
“Appendix”    Preamble 
“Asset Sale Offer”    4.06(b) 
“Bankruptcy Law”    6.01 
“Change of Control Offer”    4.08(b) 
“covenant defeasance option”    8.01(c) 
“Custodian”    6.01 


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Term    Defined
in Section
 
 
“Dealer Manager Agreement”    Appendix A 
“Dealer Managers”  Appendix A 
“Definitive Security”    Appendix A 
“Depository”    Appendix A 
“Equity Restricted Payments”    4.04(a) 
“Event of Default”    6.01 
“Excess Proceeds”    4.06(b) 
“Exchange Securities”    Preamble 
“Global Securities Legend”    Appendix A 
“Guaranteed Obligations”    10.01(a) 
“incorporated provision”    11.01 
“Initial Securities”    Preamble 
“legal defeasance option”    8.01(c) 
“Notice of Default”    6.01 
“Offer Period”    4.06(d) 
“Original Securities”    Preamble 
“Paying Agent”    2.04(a) 
“protected purchaser”    2.08 
“QIB”    Appendix A 
“Refinancing Indebtedness”    4.03(b) 
“Refunding Capital Stock”    4.04(b) 
“Registered Exchange Offer”    Appendix A 
“Registration Agreement”    Appendix A 
“Registrar”    2.04(a) 
“Regulation S”    Appendix A 
“Regulation S Securities”    Appendix A 
“Restricted Payments”    4.04(a) 
“Restricted Period”    Appendix A 
“Restricted Securities Legend”    Appendix A 
“Retired Capital Stock”    4.04(b) 
“Reversion Date”    4.17(b) 
“Rule 144A”    Appendix A 
“Rule 144A Securities”    Appendix A 
Rule 501”  Appendix A 
“Securities”    Preamble 
“Securities Custodian”    Appendix A 
“Shelf Registration Statement”    Appendix A 
“Successor Company”    5.01(a) 
“Successor Guarantor”    5.01(b) 
“Suspended Covenants”    4.17(a) 
“Suspension Period”    4.17(b) 
“Suspension Date”    4.17(a) 
“Transfer”    5.01(b) 


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Term    Defined 
in Section
 
 
“Transfer Restricted Securities”    Appendix A 
“Unrestricted Definitive Security    Appendix A 

          SECTION 1.03. Incorporation by Reference of Trust Indenture Act. This Indenture incorporates by reference certain provisions of the TIA. The following TIA terms have the following meanings:

          “Commission” means the SEC.

          “indenture securities” means the Securities and the Guarantees.

          “indenture security holder” means a Holder.

          “indenture to be qualified” means this Indenture.

          “indenture trustee” or “institutional trustee” means the Trustee.

          “obligor” on the indenture securities means the Company, the Guarantors and any other obligor on the Securities.

          All other TIA terms used in this Indenture that are defined by the TIA, defined by TIA reference to another statute or defined by SEC rule have the meanings assigned to them by such definitions.

          SECTION 1.04. Rules of Construction. Unless the context otherwise requires:

          (a) a term has the meaning assigned to it;

          (b) an accounting term not otherwise defined has the meaning assigned to it in accordance with GAAP;

          (c) “or” is not exclusive;

          (d) “including” means including without limitation;

          (e) words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular;

          (f) unsecured Indebtedness shall not be deemed to be subordinate or junior to Secured Indebtedness merely by virtue of its nature as unsecured Indebtedness;

          (g) the principal amount of any non-interest bearing or other discount security at any date shall be the principal amount thereof that would be shown on a balance sheet of the issuer dated such date prepared in accordance with GAAP;

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liquidation value of such Preferred Stock or (ii) the maximum mandatory redemption or mandatory repurchase price with respect to such Preferred Stock, whichever is greater;

          (i) unless otherwise specified herein, all accounting terms used herein shall be interpreted, all accounting determinations hereunder shall be made, and all financial statements required to be delivered hereunder shall be prepared in accordance with GAAP;

          (j) “$” and “U.S. Dollars” each refer to United States dollars, or such other money of the United States of America that at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts; and

          (k) whenever in this Indenture or the Securities there is mentioned, in any context, principal, interest or any other amount payable under or with respect to any Securities, such mention shall be deemed to include mention of the payment of Additional Interest, to the extent that, in such context, Additional Interest are, were or would be payable in respect thereof.

ARTICLE II

The Securities

          SECTION 2.01.  Amount of Securities. The aggregate principal amount of Original Securities which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture on the Issue Date is $200,000,000. All Securities shall be substantially identical except as to denomination.

          The Company may from time to time after the Issue Date issue Additional Securities under this Indenture in an unlimited principal amount, so long as (i) the Incurrence of the Indebtedness represented by such Additional Securities is at such time permitted by Section 4.03 and (ii) such Additional Securities are issued in compliance with the other applicable provisions of this Indenture. With respect to any Additional Securities issued after the Issue Date (except for Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Securities pursuant to Section 2.07, 2.08, 2.09, 2.10, 3.08, 4.06(e), 4.08(c) or the Appendix), there shall be (a) established in or pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company and (b) (i) set forth or determined in the manner provided in an Officer’s Certificate or (ii) establ ished in one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the issuance of such Additional Securities:

          (1)     the aggregate principal amount of such Additional Securities which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture,

          (2)     the issue price and issuance date of such Additional Securities, including the date from which interest on such Additional Securities shall accrue;

          (3)     if applicable, that such Additional Securities shall be issuable in whole or in part in the form of one or more Global Securities and, in such case, the respective depositaries for such Global Securities, the form of any legend or legends which shall be borne by such Global Securities in addition to or in lieu of those set forth in Exhibit A


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hereto and any circumstances in addition to or in lieu of those set forth in Section 2.2 of the Appendix in which any such Global Security may be exchanged in whole or in part for Additional Securities registered, or any transfer of such Global Security in whole or in part may be registered, in the name or names of Persons other than the depositary for such Global Security or a nominee thereof; and

          (4)     if applicable, that such Additional Securities that are not Transfer Restricted Securities shall not be issued in the form of Initial Securities as set forth in Exhibit A, but shall be issued in the form of Exchange Securities as set forth in Exhibit B.

          If any of the terms of any Additional Securities are established by action taken pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company, a copy of an appropriate record of such action shall be certified by the Secretary or any Assistant Secretary of the Company and delivered to the Trustee at or prior to the delivery of the Officer’s Certificate or the indenture supplemental hereto setting forth the terms of the Additional Securities.

          The Securities, including any Additional Securities, shall be treated as a single class for all purposes under this Indenture, including, without limitation, waivers, amendments, redemptions and offers to purchase.

          SECTION 2.02.  Form and Dating. Provisions relating to the Initial Securities and the Exchange Securities are set forth in the Appendix, which is hereby incorporated in and expressly made a part of this Indenture. The (i) Initial Securities and the Trustee’s certificate of authentication and (ii) any Additional Securities (if issued as Transfer Restricted Securities) and the Trustee’s certificate of authentication shall each be substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto, which is hereby incorporated in and expressly made a part of this Indenture. The (i) Exchange Securities and the Trustee’s certificate of authentication and (ii) any Additional Securities issued other than as Transfer Restricted Securities an d the Trustee’s certificate of authentication shall each be substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto, which is hereby incorporated in and expressly made a part of this Indenture. The Securities may have notations, legends or endorsements required by law, stock exchange rule, agreements to which the Company or any Guarantor is subject, if any, or usage (provided that any such notation, legend or endorsement is in a form acceptable to the Company). Each Security shall be dated the date of its authentication. The Securities shall be issuable only in registered form without interest coupons and in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiples of $1,000.

          SECTION 2.03.  Execution and Authentication. The Trustee shall authenticate and make available for delivery upon a written order of the Company signed by one Officer (a) Original Securities for original issue on the date hereof in an aggregate principal amount of $200,000,000, (b) subject to the terms of this Indenture, Additional Securities in an aggregate principal amount to be determined at the time of issuance and specified therein and (c) as applicable, the Exchange Securities for issue in a Registered Exchange Offer pursuant to the Registration Agreement for a like principal amount of Initial Securities exchanged pursuant thereto or otherwise pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act. Such order shall specify the amount of the Securities to be authenticated, the date on which the original issue of Securities is to be authenticated and whether the Securities are to be Initial Securities or Exchange Securities. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Indenture or


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the Appendix, any issuance of Additional Securities after the Issue Date shall be in a principal amount of at least $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess of $2,000.

          One Officer shall sign the Securities for the Company by manual or facsimile signature.

          If an Officer whose signature is on a Security no longer holds that office at the time the Trustee authenticates the Security, the Security shall be valid nevertheless.

          A Security shall not be valid until an authorized signatory of the Trustee manually signs the certificate of authentication on the Security. The signature shall be conclusive evidence that the Security has been authenticated under this Indenture.

          The Trustee may appoint one or more authenticating agents reasonably acceptable to the Company to authenticate the Securities. Any such appointment shall be evidenced by an instrument signed by a Trust Officer, a copy of which shall be furnished to the Company. Unless limited by the terms of such appointment, an authenticating agent may authenticate Securities whenever the Trustee may do so. Each reference in this Indenture to authentication by the Trustee includes authentication by such agent. An authenticating agent has the same rights as any Registrar, Paying Agent or agent for service of notices and demands.

          SECTION 2.04.  Registrar and Paying Agent. (a) The Company shall maintain (i) one or more paying agents (each, a “Paying Agent”) for the Securities where Securities may be presented for payment and (ii) a registrar (the “Registrar”) where the Securities may be presented for registration of transfer or for exchange. The Registrar shall keep a register of the Securities and of their transfer and exchange. The Company may have one or more additional co-registrars and one or more additional paying agents. The term “Registrar” includes the Registrar and any additional co-registrars. The term “Paying Agent” includes the Paying Agent and any additional paying agents. The Company initially appoi nts the Trustee as Registrar, Paying Agent and the Securities Custodian with respect to the Global Securities.

          (b)  The Company may enter into an appropriate agency agreement with any Registrar or Paying Agent not a party to this Indenture, which shall incorporate the terms of the TIA. The agreement shall implement the provisions of this Indenture that relate to such agent. The Company shall notify the Trustee of the name and address of any such agent. If the Company fails to maintain a Registrar or Paying Agent, the Trustee shall act as such and shall be entitled to appropriate compensation therefor pursuant to Section 7.07. The Company or any of its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries may act as Paying Agent or Registrar.

          (c)  The Company may remove any Registrar or Paying Agent upon written notice to such Registrar or Paying Agent and to the Trustee; provided, however, that no such removal shall become effective until (i) if applicable, acceptance of an appointment by a successor as evidenced by an appropriate agreement entered into by the Company and such successor Registrar or Paying Agent, as the case may be, and delivered to the Trustee or (ii) notification to the Trustee that the Trustee shall serve as Registrar or Paying Agent until the appointment of a successor in accordance with clause (i) abov e. The Registrar or Paying Agent may resign at any time upon written notice to the Company and the Trustee; provided, however, that the Trustee


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may resign as Paying Agent or Registrar only if the Trustee also resigns as Trustee in accordance with Section 7.08.

          SECTION 2.05.  Paying Agent to Hold Money in Trust. Prior to each due date of the principal of and interest on any Security, the Company shall deposit with each Paying Agent (or if the Company or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary is acting as Paying Agent, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled thereto) a sum sufficient to pay such principal and interest when so becoming due. The Company shall require each Paying Agent (other than the Trustee) to agree in writing that a Paying Agent shall hold in trust for the benefit of Holders or the Trustee all money held by a Paying Agent for the payment of principal of and interest on the Securities, and shall notify the Trustee of any default by the Company in making any such payment. If the Company or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary acts as Paying Agent, it shall segregate the money held by it as Paying Agent and hold it in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled thereto. The Company at any time may require a Paying Agent to pay all money held by it to the Trustee and to account for any funds disbursed by such Paying Agent. Upon complying with this Section, a Paying Agent shall have no further liability for the money delivered to the Trustee.

          SECTION 2.06.  Holder Lists. The Trustee shall preserve in as current a form as is reasonably practicable the most recent list available to it of the names and addresses of Holders. If the Trustee is not the Registrar, the Company shall furnish, or cause the Registrar to furnish, to the Trustee, in writing annually at least five Business Days before December 4 and at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, a list in such form and as of such date as the Trustee may reasonably require of the names and addresses of Holders.

          SECTION 2.07.  Transfer and Exchange. The Securities shall be issued in registered form and shall be transferable only upon the surrender of a Security for registration of transfer and in compliance with the Appendix. When a Security is presented to the Registrar with a request to register a transfer, the Registrar shall register the transfer as requested if its requirements therefor are met. When Securities are presented to the Registrar with a request to exchange them for an equal principal amount of Securities of other denominations, the Registrar shall make the exchange as requested if the same requirements are met. To permit registration of transfers and exchanges, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authentic ate Securities at the Registrar’s request. The Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to pay all taxes, assessments or other governmental charges in connection with any transfer or exchange pursuant to this Section. The Company shall not be required to make, and the Registrar need not register, transfers or exchanges of Securities selected for redemption (except, in the case of Securities to be redeemed in part, the portion thereof not to be redeemed) or of any Securities for a period of 15 days before a selection of Securities to be redeemed.

          Prior to the due presentation for registration of transfer of any Security, the Company, the Guarantors, the Trustee, the Paying Agent and the Registrar may deem and treat the Person in whose name a Security is registered as the absolute owner of such Security for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of and interest, if any, on such Security and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Security is overdue, and none of the Company, any Guarantor, the Trustee, the Paying Agent or the Registrar shall be affected by notice to the contrary.


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          Any Holder of a beneficial interest in a Global Security shall, by acceptance of such beneficial interest, agree that transfers of beneficial interests in such Global Security may be effected only through a book-entry system maintained by (a) the Holder of such Global Security (or its agent) or (b) any Holder of a beneficial interest in such Global Security, and that ownership of a beneficial interest in such Global Security shall be required to be reflected in a book entry.

          All Securities issued upon any transfer or exchange pursuant to the terms of this Indenture shall evidence the same debt and shall be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as the Securities surrendered upon such transfer or exchange.

          SECTION 2.08.  Replacement Securities. If a mutilated Security is surrendered to the Registrar or if the Holder of a Security claims that the Security has been lost, destroyed or wrongfully taken, the Company shall issue and the Trustee shall authenticate a replacement Security if the requirements of Section 8-405 of the Uniform Commercial Code are met, such that the Holder (a) satisfies the Company or the Trustee within a reasonable time after such Holder has notice of such loss, destruction or wrongful taking and the Registrar does not register a transfer prior to receiving such notification, (b) makes such request to the Company or the Trustee prior to the Security being acquired by a protected purchaser as defined in Secti on 8-303 of the Uniform Commercial Code (a “protected purchaser”) and (c) satisfies any other reasonable requirements of the Trustee. If required by the Trustee or the Company, such Holder shall furnish an indemnity bond sufficient in the judgment of the Trustee or the Company to protect the Company, the Trustee, a Paying Agent and the Registrar from any loss that any of them may suffer if a Security is replaced. The Company and the Trustee may charge the Holder for their expenses in replacing a Security (including without limitation, attorneys’ fees and disbursements in replacing such Security). In the event any such mutilated, lost, destroyed or wrongfully taken Security has become or is about to become due and payable, the Company in its discretion may pay such Security instead of issuing a new Security in replacement thereof.

          Every replacement Security is an additional obligation of the Company.

          The provisions of this Section 2.08 are exclusive and shall preclude (to the extent lawful) all other rights and remedies with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, lost, destroyed or wrongfully taken Securities.

          SECTION 2.09.  Outstanding Securities. Securities outstanding at any time are all Securities authenticated by the Trustee except for those canceled by it, those delivered to it for cancellation and those described in this Section as not outstanding. Subject to Section 13.06, a Security does not cease to be outstanding because the Company or an Affiliate of the Company holds the Security.

          If a Security is replaced pursuant to Section 2.08 (other than a mutilated Security surrendered for replacement), it ceases to be outstanding unless the Trustee and the Company receive proof satisfactory to them that the replaced Security is held by a protected purchaser. A mutilated Security ceases to be outstanding upon surrender of such Security and replacement thereof pursuant to Section 2.08.


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          If a Paying Agent segregates and holds in trust, in accordance with this Indenture, on a redemption date or maturity date money sufficient to pay all principal and interest payable on that date with respect to the Securities (or portions thereof) to be redeemed or maturing, as the case may be, and no Paying Agent is prohibited from paying such money to the Holders on that date pursuant to the terms of this Indenture, then on and after that date such Securities (or portions thereof) cease to be outstanding and interest on them ceases to accrue.

          SECTION 2.10.  Temporary Securities. In the event that Definitive Securities are to be issued under the terms of this Indenture, until such Definitive Securities are ready for delivery, the Company may prepare and the Trustee shall authenticate temporary Securities. Temporary Securities shall be substantially in the form of Definitive Securities but may have variations that the Company considers appropriate for temporary Securities. Without unreasonable delay, the Company shall prepare and the Trustee shall authenticate Definitive Securities and make them available for delivery in exchange for temporary Securities upon surrender of such temporary Securities at the office or agency of the Company, without charge to the Holder. Until such exchange, temporary Securities shall be entitled to the same rights, benefits and privileges as Definitive Securities.

          SECTION 2.11.  Cancellation. The Company at any time may deliver Securities to the Trustee for cancellation. The Registrar and each Paying Agent shall forward to the Trustee any Securities surrendered to them for registration of transfer, exchange or payment. The Trustee and no one else shall cancel all Securities surrendered for registration of transfer, exchange, payment or cancellation and shall dispose of canceled Securities in accordance with its customary procedures. The Company may not issue new Securities to replace Securities it has redeemed, paid or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation. The Trustee shall not authenticate Securities in place of canceled Securities other than pursuant to the terms of this Indentur e.

          SECTION 2.12.  Defaulted Interest. If the Company defaults in a payment of interest on the Securities, the Company shall pay the defaulted interest then borne by the Securities (plus interest on such defaulted interest to the extent lawful) in any lawful manner. The Company may pay the defaulted interest to the Persons who are Holders on a subsequent special record date. The Company shall fix or cause to be fixed any such special record date and payment date to the reasonable satisfaction of the Trustee and shall promptly deliver or cause to be delivered to each affected Holder a notice that states the special record date, the payment date and the amount of defaulted interest to be paid.

          SECTION 2.13.  CUSIP Numbers, ISINs, etc. The Company in issuing the Securities may use CUSIP numbers and ISINs (if then generally in use) and, if so, the Trustee shall use CUSIP numbers and ISINs numbers in notices of redemption as a convenience to Holders; provided, however, that any such notice may state that no representation is made as to the correctness of such numbers, either as printed on the Securities or as contained in any notice of a redemption that reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed on the Securities and that any such redemption shall not be affected by any defect in or omission of such numbers. The Company shall advise the Trustee of any change in the CUSIP numbers and ISINs.


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          SECTION 2.14. Calculation of Principal Amount of Securities. The aggregate principal amount of the Securities, at any date of determination, shall be the principal amount of the Securities at such date of determination. With respect to any matter requiring consent, waiver, approval or other action of the Holders of a specified percentage of the principal amount of all the Securities, such percentage shall be calculated, on the relevant date of determination, by dividing (a) the principal amount, as of such date of determination, of Securities, the Holders of which have so consented, by (b) the aggregate principal amount, as of such date of determination, of the Securities then outstanding, in each case, as determined in accordance with the p receding sentence, Section 2.09 and Section 13.06 of this Indenture. Any such calculation made pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall be made by the Company and delivered to the Trustee pursuant to an Officer’s Certificate.

ARTICLE III

Redemption

          SECTION 3.01.  Redemption. The Securities may be redeemed, in whole, or from time to time in part, subject to the conditions and at the redemption prices set forth in Paragraph 5 of the form of Securities set forth in Exhibit A and Exhibit B hereto, which are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this Indenture, together with accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date.

          SECTION 3.02.  Applicability of Article. Redemption of Securities at the election of the Company or otherwise, as permitted or required by any provision of this Indenture, shall be made in accordance with such provision and this Article.

          SECTION 3.03.  Notices to Trustee. If the Company elects to redeem Securities pursuant to the optional redemption provisions of Paragraph 5 of the Security, it shall notify the Trustee in writing of (i) the Section of this Indenture pursuant to which the redemption shall occur, (ii) the redemption date, (iii) the principal amount of Securities to be redeemed and (iv) the redemption price. The Company shall give notice to the Trustee provided for in this paragraph at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before a redemption date if the redemption is pursuant to Paragraph 5 of the Security, unless a shorter period is acceptable to the Trustee. Such notice shall be accompanied by an Officer’s Certificate and Opinion of Cou nsel from the Company to the effect that such redemption will comply with the conditions herein. If fewer than all the Securities are to be redeemed, the record date relating to such redemption shall be selected by the Company and given to the Trustee, which record date shall be not fewer than 15 days after the date of notice to the Trustee. Any such notice may be canceled at any time prior to notice of such redemption being delivered to any Holder and shall thereby be void and of no effect.

          SECTION 3.04.  Selection of Securities to Be Redeemed. In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Securities for redemption will be made by the Trustee on a pro rata basis to the extent practicable; provided that no Securities of $2,000 or less shall be redeemed in part. The Trustee shall make the selection from outstanding Securities not previously called for redemption. The Trustee may select for redemption portions of the principal of Securities that have denominations larger than $2,000. Securities and portions of


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them the Trustee selects shall be in amounts of $2,000 or any integral multiple of $1,000. Provisions of this Indenture that apply to Securities called for redemption also apply to portions of Securities called for redemption. The Trustee shall notify the Company promptly of the Securities or portions of Securities to be redeemed.

          SECTION 3.05.  Notice of Optional Redemption. (a) At least 30 days but not more than 60 days before a redemption date pursuant to Paragraph 5 of the Security, the Company shall deliver or cause to be delivered by electronic transmission or mailed by first-class mail a notice of redemption to each Holder whose Securities are to be redeemed.

          Any such notice shall identify the Securities to be redeemed and shall state:

          (i) the redemption date;

          (ii) the redemption price and the amount of accrued interest to the redemption date;

          (iii) the name and address of the Paying Agent;

          (iv) that Securities called for redemption must be surrendered to the Paying Agent to collect the redemption price, plus accrued interest;

          (v) if fewer than all the outstanding Securities are to be redeemed, the certificate numbers and principal amounts of the particular Securities to be redeemed, the aggregate principal amount of Securities to be redeemed and the aggregate principal amount of Securities to be outstanding after such partial redemption;

          (vi) that, unless the Company defaults in making such redemption payment or the Paying Agent is prohibited from making such payment pursuant to the terms of this Indenture, interest on Securities (or portion thereof) called for redemption ceases to accrue on and after the redemption date;

          (vii) the CUSIP number and/or ISIN, if any, printed on the Securities being redeemed; and

          (viii) that no representation is made as to the correctness or accuracy of the CUSIP number or ISIN, if any, listed in such notice or printed on the Securities.

          (b)  At the Company’s request, the Trustee shall give the notice of redemption in the Company’s name and at the Company’s expense. In such event, the Company shall provide the Trustee with the information required by this Section at least one Business Day prior to the date such notice is to be provided to Holders and such notice may not be canceled.

          SECTION 3.06.  Effect of Notice of Redemption. Once notice of redemption is delivered in accordance with Section 3.05, Securities called for redemption become due and payable on the redemption date and at the redemption price stated in the notice, except as provided in the final sentence of Paragraph 5 of the Securities. Upon surrender to the Paying Agent, such Securities shall be paid at the redemption price stated in the notice, plus accrued


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interest, to, but not including, the redemption date; provided, however, that if the redemption date is after a regular record date and on or prior to the interest payment date, the accrued interest shall be payable to the Holder of the redeemed Securities registered on the relevant record date. Failure to give notice or any defect in the notice to any Holder shall not affect the validity of the notice to any other Holder.

          SECTION 3.07.  Deposit of Redemption Price. With respect to any Securities, prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the redemption date, the Company shall deposit with the Paying Agent (or, if the Company or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary is the Paying Agent, shall segregate and hold in trust) money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on all Securities or portions thereof to be redeemed on that date other than Securities or portions of Securities called for redemption that have been delivered by the Company to the Trustee for cancellation. On and after the redemption date, interest shall cease to accrue on Securities or portions thereof called for redemption so long as the Company has deposited with t he Paying Agent funds sufficient to pay the principal of, plus accrued and unpaid interest on, the Securities to be redeemed.

          SECTION 3.08.  Securities Redeemed in Part. Upon surrender of a Security that is redeemed in part, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate for the Holder (at the Company’s expense) a new Security equal in principal amount to the unredeemed portion of the Security surrendered.

ARTICLE IV

Covenants

          SECTION 4.01.  Payment of Securities. The Company shall promptly pay the principal of and interest on the Securities on the dates and in the manner provided in the Securities and in this Indenture. An installment of principal of or interest shall be considered paid on the date due if on such date the Trustee or the Paying Agent holds as of 12:00 p.m. New York City time money sufficient to pay all principal and interest then due and the Trustee or the Paying Agent, as the case may be, is not prohibited from paying such money to the Holders on that date pursuant to the terms of this Indenture.

          The Company shall pay interest on overdue principal at the rate specified therefor in the Securities, and it shall pay interest on overdue installments of interest at the same rate borne by the Securities to the extent lawful.

          SECTION 4.02.  Reports and Other Information. Notwithstanding that the Company may not be subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or otherwise report on an annual and quarterly basis on forms provided for such annual and quarterly reporting pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC, the Company shall file with the SEC (and provide the Trustee and Holders with copies thereof, without cost to each Holder, within 15 days after it files them with the SEC),

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Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act), annual reports on Form 10-K (or any successor or comparable form) containing the information required to be contained therein (or required in such successor or comparable form),

          (ii)  as soon as available and in any event on or before the date on which such reports would be required to be filed with the SEC (if the Company were subject to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act), reports on Form 10-Q (or any successor or comparable form) containing the information required to be contained therein (or required in such successor or comparable form),

          (iii)  promptly from time to time after the occurrence of an event required to be therein reported (and in any event within the time period specified for filing current reports on Form 8-K by the SEC), such other reports on Form 8-K (or any successor or comparable form), and

          (iv)  any other information, documents and other reports which the Company would be required to file with the SEC if it were subject to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act;

provided, however, that the Company shall not be so obligated to file such reports with the SEC if the SEC does not permit such filing, in which event the Company shall make available such information to prospective purchasers of Securities, including by posting such reports on the primary website of the Company or its Subsidiaries in addition to providing such information to the Trustee and the Holders, in each case within 15 days after the time the Company would be required to file such information with the SEC if it were subject to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

          (b)  In the event that:

          (i)  the rules and regulations of the SEC permit the Company and any direct or indirect parent of the Company to report at such parent entity’s level on a consolidated basis and such parent entity is not engaged in any business in any material respect other than incidental to its ownership, directly or indirectly, of the capital stock of the Company, or

          (ii)  any direct or indirect parent of the Company becomes a Guarantor,

the Company shall be permitted to satisfy its foregoing obligations with respect to financial information relating to the Company by furnishing financial information relating to such parent; provided that such financial information is accompanied by consolidating information that explains in reasonable detail the differences between the information relating to such parent and any of its Subsidiaries other than the Company and its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and the information relating to the Company, the Guarantors, if any, and the other Subsidiaries on a standalone basis, on the other hand.

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permitted to furnish the SEC with certain information pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) of the Exchange Act, furnish to the Holders of the Securities and to prospective investors, upon their request, the information required to be delivered pursuant to Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act.

          Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company will be deemed to have furnished such reports referred to above to the Trustee and the Holders if the Company has filed such reports with the SEC via the EDGAR filing system and such reports are publicly available. In addition, such requirements shall be deemed satisfied prior to the commencement of the exchange offer contemplated by the Registration Agreement relating to the Securities or the effectiveness of the Shelf Registration Statement by the filing with the SEC of the Exchange Offer Registration Statement and/or Shelf Registration Statement in accordance with the provisions of the Registration Agreement, and any amendments thereto and such registration statement and/or amendments thereto are filed at times that otherwise satisfy the time requirements set forth in Section 4.02(a) .

          SECTION 4.03.  Limitation on Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Disqualified Stock and Preferred Stock. (a) (i) The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, Incur any Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness) or issue any shares of Disqualified Stock; and (ii) the Company shall not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Guarantor) to issue any shares of Preferred Stock; provided, however, that the Company and any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Guarantor or a Foreign Subsidiary may Incur Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness) or issue shares of Disqualified Stock and any Restricted Subsidiary may issue shares of Preferred Stock, in each case if the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of the Company for the most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding the date on which such additional Indebtedness is Incurred or such Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock is issued would have been at least 2.00 to 1.00 determined on a pro forma basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom), as if the additional Indebtedness had been Incurred, or the Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock had been issued, as the case may be, and the application of proceeds therefrom had occurred at the beginning of such four-quarter period.

          (b)  The limitations set forth in Section 4.03(a) shall not apply to:

          (i)  the Incurrence by the Company or the Restricted Subsidiaries of Indebtedness under the Credit Agreement and the issuance and creation of letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances thereunder (with letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances being deemed to have a principal amount equal to the face amount thereof) up to the greater of (1) an aggregate principal amount of $1,500.0 million and (2) an aggregate principal amount of Secured Indebtedness (with all Indebtedness Incurred under this clause (a) being deemed Secured Indebtedness for purposes of making the determination hereunder) outstanding at any one time that does not cause the Secured Indebtedness Leverage Ratio of the Company to exceed 3.50 to 1.00, determined on a pro forma basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom);


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          (ii) the Incurrence by the Company and the Guarantors of Indebtedness represented by the Original Securities (not including any Additional Securities) and the Guarantees, as applicable (including the Exchange Securities issued in exchange for Initial Securities and guarantees thereof);

          (iii) Indebtedness existing on the Issue Date (other than Indebtedness described in clauses (i) and (ii) of this Section 4.03(b), and subject to the following paragraph), including the Existing Notes and the guarantees thereof;

          (iv) (a) Indebtedness (including Capitalized Lease Obligations) Incurred by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, Disqualified Stock issued by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and Preferred Stock issued by any Restricted Subsidiaries to finance (whether prior to or within 270 days after) the purchase, lease, construction or improvement of property (real or personal) or equipment (whether through the direct purchase of assets or the Capital Stock of any Person owning such assets (but no other material assets)) and (b) Acquired Indebtedness; in an aggregate principal amount that, when aggregated with the principal amount of all other Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock and Preferred Stock then outstanding that was Incurred pursuant to this clause (iv), does not exceed the greater of $150.0 million and 4.5% of Total Assets at the tim e of Incurrence;

          (v) Indebtedness Incurred by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries constituting reimbursement obligations with respect to letters of credit and bank guarantees issued in the ordinary course of business, including, without limitation, letters of credit in respect of workers’ compensation claims, health, disability or other benefits to employees or former employees or their families or property, casualty or liability insurance or self-insurance, and letters of credit in connection with the maintenance of, or pursuant to the requirements of, environmental or other permits or licenses from governmental authorities, or other Indebtedness with respect to reimbursement type obligations regarding workers’ compensation claims;

          (vi) Indebtedness arising from agreements of the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary providing for indemnification, adjustment of purchase price or similar obligations, in each case, Incurred in connection with the Acquisition Transactions or any other acquisition or disposition of any business, assets or a Subsidiary of the Company in accordance with the terms of this Indenture, other than guarantees of Indebtedness Incurred by any Person acquiring all or any portion of such business, assets or Subsidiary for the purpose of financing such acquisition;

          (vii) Indebtedness of the Company to a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that any such Indebtedness owed to a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor is subordinated in right of payment to the obligations of the Company under the Securities; provided, further, that any subsequent issuance or transfer of any Capital Stock or any other event that results in any such Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Restricted Subsidiary or any other subsequent transfer of any such Indebtedness (except to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary) shall be deemed, in each case, to be an Incurrence of such Indebtedness;


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          (viii) shares of Preferred Stock of a Restricted Subsidiary issued to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary; provided that any subsequent issuance or transfer of any Capital Stock or any other event that results in any Restricted Subsidiary that holds such shares of Preferred Stock of another Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Restricted Subsidiary or any other subsequent transfer of any such shares of Preferred Stock (except to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary) shall be deemed, in each case, to be an issuance of shares of Preferred Stock;

          (ix) Indebtedness of a Restricted Subsidiary to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary; provided that if a Guarantor Incurs such Indebtedness to a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor such Indebtedness is subordinated in right of payment to the Guarantee of such Guarantor; provided, further, that any subsequent issuance or transfer of any Capital Stock or any other event that results in any Re stricted Subsidiary holding such Indebtedness ceasing to be a Restricted Subsidiary or any other subsequent transfer of any such Indebtedness (except to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary) shall be deemed, in each case, to be an Incurrence of such Indebtedness;

          (x) Hedging Obligations that are not Incurred for speculative purposes and are either: (1) for the purpose of fixing or hedging interest rate risk with respect to any Indebtedness that is permitted by the terms of this Indenture to be outstanding; (2) for the purpose of fixing or hedging currency exchange rate risk with respect to any currency exchanges; or (3) for the purpose of fixing or hedging commodity price risk with respect to any commodity purchases or sales;

          (xi) obligations (including reimbursement obligations with respect to letters of credit and bank guarantees) in respect of performance, bid, appeal and surety bonds and completion guarantees provided by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practice or industry practice;

          (xii) Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary and Preferred Stock of any Restricted Subsidiary not otherwise permitted hereunder in an aggregate principal amount or liquidation preference, which when aggregated with the principal amount or liquidation preference of all other Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock and Preferred Stock then outstanding and Incurred pursuant to this clause (xii), does not exceed the greater of $75.0 million and 2.25% of Total Assets at the time of Incurrence (it being understood that any Indebtedness Incurred under this clause (xii) shall cease to be deemed Incurred or outstanding for purposes of this clause (xii) but shall be deemed Incurred for purposes of Section 4.03(a) from and after the first date on which the Company, or the Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, could have Incurred s uch Indebtedness under Section 4.03(a) without reliance upon this clause (xii));

          (xiii) any guarantee by (x) the Company or a Guarantor of Indebtedness or other obligations of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or (y) a Foreign Subsidiary of Indebtedness or other obligations of another Foreign Subsidiary, in each case so long as the Incurrence of such Indebtedness Incurred by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary is permitted under the terms of this Indenture; provided that if such


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Indebtedness is by its express terms subordinated in right of payment to the Securities or the Guarantee of such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, any such guarantee of such Guarantor with respect to such Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to such Guarantor’s Guarantee with respect to the Securities substantially to the same extent as such Indebtedness is subordinated to the Securities or the Guarantee of such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable;

          (xiv) the Incurrence by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock of a Restricted Subsidiary that serves to refund, refinance or defease any Indebtedness Incurred or Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock issued as permitted under Section 4.03(a) and clauses (ii), (iii), (iv), (xiv), (xv), (xix) and (xx) of this Section 4.03(b) or any Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock Incurred to so refund or refinance such Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock, including any Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock Incurred to pay premiums (including tender premiums), expenses, defeasance costs and fees in connection therewith (subject to the following proviso, “Refinancing Indebtedness”) prior to its respective maturity; provided, however, that such Refinancing Indebtedness:

          (1) has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity at the time such Refinancing Indebtedness is Incurred which is not less than the shorter of (x) the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock being refunded or refinanced or defeased and (y) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity that would result if all payments of principal on the Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock and Preferred Stock being refunded or refinanced that were due on or after the date one year following the maturity date of any Securities then outstanding were instead due on such date one year following the maturity date of such Securities (provided that any Refinancing Indebtedness Incurred in reli ance on this subclause (1)(y) does not provide for any scheduled principal payments prior to the maturity date of the Securities in excess of, or prior to, the scheduled principal payments due prior to such maturity for the Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock being refunded or refinanced or defeased);

          (2) has a Stated Maturity which is not earlier than the earlier of (x) the Stated Maturity of the Indebtedness being refunded or refinanced or defeased or (y) 91 days following the last maturity date of the Securities;

          (3) to the extent such Refinancing Indebtedness refinances (a) Indebtedness junior to the Securities or the Guarantee of such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, such Refinancing Indebtedness is junior to the Securities or the Guarantee of such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, or (b) Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock, such Refinancing Indebtedness is Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock;

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amount (or if issued with original issue discount, the aggregate accreted value) then outstanding of the Indebtedness being refinanced plus premium, expenses, costs and fees Incurred in connection with such refinancing;

          (5) shall not include (x) Indebtedness of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor that refinances Indebtedness of the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary that is a Guarantor, or (y) Indebtedness of the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary that refinances Indebtedness of an Unrestricted Subsidiary; and

          (6) in the case of any Refinancing Indebtedness Incurred to refinance Indebtedness outstanding under clause (iv) or (xx) of this Section 4.03(b), shall be deemed to have been Incurred and to be outstanding under such clause (iv) or (xx) of this Section 4.03(b), as applicable, and not this clause (xiv) for purposes of determining amounts outstanding under such clauses (iv) or (xx) of this Section 4.03(b);

provided, further, that subclauses (1) and (2) of this clause (xiv) shall not apply to any refunding or refinancing of any Bank Indebtedness constituting First Priority Obligations.

          (xv) Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock of (x) the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries Incurred to finance an acquisition or (y) Persons that are acquired by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or merged or amalgamated with or into the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary in accordance with the terms of this Indenture; provided, however, that after giving effect to such acquisition, merger or amalgamation and the Incurrence of such Indebtedness either:

          (1) the Company would be permitted to Incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant to the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio test set forth in the first sentence of Section 4.03(a); or

         (2) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio would be (x) greater than immediately prior to such acquisition, merger or amalgamation and (y) equal to or greater than 1.75 to 1.00;

          (xvi) Indebtedness Incurred by a Receivables Subsidiary in a Qualified Receivables Financing that is not recourse to the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary other than a Receivables Subsidiary (except for Standard Securitization Undertakings);

          (xvii) Indebtedness arising from the honoring by a bank or other financial institution of a check, draft or similar instrument drawn against insufficient funds in the ordinary course of business; provided that such Indebtedness is extinguished within five Business Days of its Incurrence;

          (xviii) Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary supported by a letter of credit or bank guarantee issued pursuant to the Credit Agreement, in a principal amount not in excess of the stated amount of such letter of credit;


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          (xix) Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary and Preferred Stock of any Restricted Subsidiary not otherwise permitted hereunder in an aggregate principal amount or liquidation preference not exceeding at any time outstanding 200% of the net cash proceeds received by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries since immediately after the Issue Date from the issue or sale of Equity Interests of the Company or any direct or indirect parent entity of the Company (which proceeds are contributed to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary) or cash contributed to the capital of the Company (in each case other than proceeds of Disqualified Stock or sales of Equity Interests to, or contributions received from, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries), as determined in accordance with clauses (B) and (C) of the definition of Cumul ative Credit, to the extent such net cash proceeds or cash have not been applied pursuant to such clauses to make Restricted Payments or to make other Investments, payments or exchanges pursuant to Section 4.04(b) or to make Permitted Investments (other than Permitted Investments specified in clauses (1) and (3) of the definition thereof);

          (xx) Indebtedness of Foreign Subsidiaries; provided, however, that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness Incurred under this clause (xx), when aggregated with the principal amount of all other Indebtedness then outstanding and Incurred pursuant to this clause (xx), does not exceed the greater of $150 million and 4.5% of Total Assets at the time of Incurrence (it being understood that any Indebtedness Incurred under this clause (xx) shall cease to be deemed Incurred or outstanding for purposes of this clause (xx) but shall be deemed Incurred for purposes of Section 4.03(a) from and after the first date on which the Foreign Subsidiary could have Incurred such Indebtedness under Section 4.03(a), and the othe r provisions of this Indenture, without reliance upon this clause (xx));

          (xxi) Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary consisting of (x) the financing of insurance premiums or (y) take-or-pay obligations contained in supply arrangements, in each case, in the ordinary course of business;

          (xxii) Indebtedness Incurred on behalf of, or representing guarantees of Indebtedness of, joint ventures of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary not in excess, at any one time outstanding, of $7.5 million; and

          (xxiii) Indebtedness issued by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary to current or former officers, directors and employees thereof or any direct or indirect parent thereof, or their respective estates, spouses or former spouses, in each case to finance the purchase or redemption of Equity Interests of the Company or any of its direct or indirect parent companies to the extent permitted pursuant to clause (iv) of Section 4.04(b) .

                    For purposes of determining compliance with this Section 4.03, in the event that an item of Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of permitted Indebtedness described in clauses (i) through (xxiii) above or is entitled to be Incurred pursuant to Section 4.03(a), the Company shall, in its sole discretion, classify or reclassify, or later divide, classify or reclassify, such item of Indebtedness in any manner that complies with this Section 4.03 and the other provisions of this Indenture; provided


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that all Indebtedness under the Credit Agreement outstanding on the Issue Date shall be deemed to have been Incurred pursuant to clause (i) of Section 4.03(b) and the Company shall not be permitted to reclassify all or any portion of such Indebtedness under the Credit Agreement outstanding on the Issue Date. Any Indebtedness Incurred and outstanding immediately prior to the Issue Date and classified by the Company at such time under the Existing 9¾% Indenture as Indebtedness (i) pursuant to Section 4.03(b)(iv) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been initially Incurred under clause (iv) above, (ii) pursuant to Section 4.03(b)(xii) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been initially Incurred under clause (xii) above, (iii) pursuant to Section 4.03(b)(xx) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been initially Incurred under clause (xx) above and (iv) pursuant to Section 4.03(b)(xxii) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture shall be deemed to have been initially Incurred under clause (xxii) above. Accrual of interest, the accretion of accreted value, the payment of interest in the form of additional Indebtedness with the same terms, the payment of dividends on Preferred Stock in the form of additional shares of Preferred Stock of the same class, accretion of original issue discount or liquidation preference and increases in the amount of Indebtedness outstanding solely as a result of fluctuations in the exchange rate of currencies shall not be deemed to be an Incurrence of Indebtedness or issuance of Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock for purposes of this Section 4.03. Guarantees of, or obligations in respect of letters of credit relating to, Indebtedness which is otherwise included in the determination of a particular amount of Indebtedness shall not be included in the determination of such amount of Indebtedness; provided that the Incurrence of the Indebtedness represented by such guarantee or letter of credit, as the case may be, was in compliance with this Section 4.03.

                    For purposes of determining compliance with any U.S. Dollar-denominated restriction on the Incurrence of Indebtedness, the U.S. Dollar-equivalent principal amount of Indebtedness denominated in a foreign currency shall be calculated based on the relevant currency exchange rate in effect on the date such Indebtedness was Incurred, in the case of term debt, or first committed or first Incurred (whichever yields the lower U.S. Dollar equivalent), in the case of revolving credit debt; provided that if such Indebtedness is Incurred to refinance other Indebtedness denominated in a foreign currency, and such refinancing would cause the applicable U.S. Dollar-denominated restriction to be exceeded if calculated at the relevant currency exchange rate in effect on the date of such refinancing, such U.S. Dollar-denominated restriction shall be deemed not to have been exceeded so long as the principal amount of such refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount of such Indebtedness being refinanced.

                    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 4.03, the maximum amount of Indebtedness that the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries may Incur pursuant to this Section 4.03 shall not be deemed to be exceeded, with respect to any outstanding Indebtedness, solely as a result of fluctuations in the exchange rate of currencies. The principal amount of any Indebtedness Incurred to refinance other Indebtedness, if Incurred in a different currency from the Indebtedness being refinanced, shall be calculated based on the currency exchange rate applicable to the currencies in which such respective Indebtedness is denominated that is in effect on the date of such refinancing.

                    SECTION 4.04. Limitation on Restricted Payments. (a) The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly:


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          (i) declare or pay any dividend or make any distribution on account of the Company’s or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries’ Equity Interests, including any payment made in connection with any merger, amalgamation or consolidation involving the Company (other than (A) dividends or distributions by the Company payable solely in Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Company; or (B) dividends or distributions by a Restricted Subsidiary so long as, in the case of any dividend or distribution payable on or in respect of any class or series of securities issued by a Restricted Subsidiary other than a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary, the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary receives at least its pro rata share of such dividend or distribution in accordance with its Equity Interests in such class or series of securities);

          (ii) purchase or otherwise acquire or retire for value any Equity Interests of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company;

          (iii) make any principal payment on, or redeem, repurchase, defease or otherwise acquire or retire for value, in each case prior to any scheduled repayment or scheduled maturity, any Subordinated Indebtedness of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than the payment, redemption, repurchase, defeasance, acquisition or retirement of (A) Subordinated Indebtedness in anticipation of satisfying a sinking fund obligation, principal installment or final maturity, in each case due within one year of the date of such payment, redemption, repurchase, defeasance, acquisition or retirement and (B) Indebtedness permitted under clauses (vii) and (ix) of Section 4.03(b)); or

          (iv) make any Restricted Investment (all such payments and other actions set forth in clauses (i) through (iv) above being collectively referred to as “Restricted Payments”), unless, at the time of such Restricted Payment:

          (1) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would occur as a consequence thereof;

          (2) immediately after giving effect to such transaction on a pro forma basis, the Company could Incur $1.00 of additional Indebtedness under Section 4.03(a);

          (3) in the case of any Restricted Payment set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) above (“Equity Restricted Payments”), immediately after giving effect to such transaction on a pro forma basis, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio of the Company will not exceed 6.00 to 1.00 determined on a pro forma basis (including pro forma for such Restricted Payment); and

          (4) such Restricted Payment, together with the aggregate amount of all other Restricted Payments made by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries after December 4, 2006 (including Restricted Payments permitted by clauses (i), (iv) (only to the extent of one-half of the amounts paid pursuant to such clause), (vi) and (viii) of Section 4.04(b), but excluding all other Restricted Payments permitted by Section 4.04(b), and including, without duplication, Restricted


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Payments made pursuant to the Existing 9¾% Indenture prior to the Issue Date and included in the calculation of the amount of Restricted Payments permitted pursuant to Section 4.04(a)(iv)(4) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture as of the Issue Date), is less than the amount equal to the Cumulative Credit.

                (b) The provisions of Section 4.04(a) shall not prohibit:

          (i) the payment of any dividend or distribution within 60 days after the date of declaration thereof, if at the date of declaration such payment would have complied with the provisions of this Indenture;

          (ii) (A)the redemption, repurchase, retirement or other acquisition of any Equity Interests (“Retired Capital Stock”) or Subordinated Indebtedness of the Company, any direct or indirect parent of the Company or any Guarantor in exchange for, or out of the proceeds of, the substantially concurrent sale of Equity Interests of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company or contributions to the equity capital of the Company (other than any Disqualified Stock or any Equity Interests sold to a Subsidiary of the Company) (collectively, including any such contributions, “Refunding Capital Stock”); and

          (B) the declaration and payment of dividends on the Retired Capital Stock out of the proceeds of the substantially concurrent sale (other than to a Subsidiary of the Company) of Refunding Capital Stock;

          (iii) the redemption, repurchase, defeasance or other acquisition or retirement of Subordinated Indebtedness of the Company or any Guarantor made by exchange for, or out of the proceeds of the substantially concurrent sale of, new Indebtedness of the Company or a Guarantor that is Incurred in accordance with Section 4.03 so long as

          (A) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such new Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable), plus any accrued and unpaid interest, of the Subordinated Indebtedness being so redeemed, repurchased, defeased, acquired or retired for value (plus the amount of any premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument governing the Subordinated Indebtedness being so redeemed, repurchased, defeased, acquired or retired plus any tender premiums, defeasance costs or other fees and expenses incurred in connection therewith),

          (B) such Indebtedness is subordinated to the Securities or the related Guarantees, as the case may be, at least to the same extent as such Subordinated Indebtedness so purchased, exchanged, redeemed, repurchased, defeased, acquired or retired for value,

          (C) such Indebtedness has a final scheduled maturity date equal to or later than the earlier of (x) the final scheduled maturity date of the Subordinated Indebtedness being so redeemed, repurchased, defeased,


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acquired or retired and (y) 91 days following the maturity date of the Securities, and

          (D) such Indebtedness has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity at the time Incurred which is not less than the shorter of (x) the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Subordinated Indebtedness being so redeemed, repurchased, defeased, acquired or retired and (y) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity that would result if all payments of principal on the Subordinated Indebtedness being so redeemed, repurchased, defeased, acquired or retired that were due on or after the date one year following the last maturity date of any Securities then outstanding were instead due on such date one year following the maturity date of such Securities (provided that, in the case of this subclause (D)(y), such Indebtedne ss does not provide for any scheduled principal payments prior to the maturity date of the Securities in excess of, or prior to, the scheduled principal payments due prior to such maturity for the Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock being refunded or refinanced or defeased);

          (iv) a Restricted Payment to pay for the redemption, repurchase, retirement or other acquisition for value of Equity Interests of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company held by any future, present or former employee, director or consultant of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company pursuant to any management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or other agreement or arrangement; provided, however, that the aggregate amounts paid under this clau se (iv) do not exceed $15.0 million in any calendar year (with unused amounts in any calendar year being permitted to be carried over for the two succeeding calendar years subject to a maximum payment (without giving effect to the following proviso) of $30.0 million in any calendar year); provided, further, however, that such amount in any calendar year may be increased by an amount not to exceed:

          (A) the cash proceeds received by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries from the sale of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company (to the extent contributed to the Company) to members of management, directors or consultants of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries or any direct or indirect parent of the Company that occurs after the Issue Date (provided that the amount of such cash proceeds utilized for any such repurchase, retirement, other acquisition or dividend shall not increase the amount available for Restricted Payments under Section 4.04(a)(iv)(4); plus

          (B) the cash proceeds of key man life insurance policies received by the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company (to the extent contributed to the Company) or the Restricted Subsidiaries after the Issue Date;


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provided that the Company may elect to apply all or any portion of the aggregate increase contemplated by clauses (A) and (B) above in any calendar year;

          (v) the declaration and payment of dividends or distributions to holders of any class or series of Disqualified Stock of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries issued or Incurred in accordance with Section 4.03;

          (vi) (a) the declaration and payment of dividends or distributions to holders of any class or series of Designated Preferred Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) issued after the Issue Date, (b) a Restricted Payment to any direct or indirect parent of the Company, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the payment of dividends to holders of any class or series of Designated Preferred Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) of any direct or indirect parent of the Company issued after the Issue Date and (c) the declaration and payment of dividends on Refunding Capital Stock that is Preferred Stock in excess of the dividends declarable and payable thereon pursuant to clause (ii) of this Section 4.04(b); provided, however, that, (A) for the most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding the date of issuance of such Designated Preferred Stock or Refunding Capital Stock, after giving effect to such issuance (and the payment of dividends or distributions) on a pro forma basis, the Company would have had a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of at least 2.00 to 1.00 and (B) the aggregate amount of dividends declared and paid pursuant to subclauses (a) and (b) of this clause (vi) does not exceed the net cash proceeds actually received by the Company from any such sale of Designated Preferred Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) issued after the Issue Date;

          (vii) Investments in Unrestricted Subsidiaries having an aggregate Fair Market Value, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (vii), and all Investments made pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(vii) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture prior to the Issue Date, that are at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of $40.0 million and 1.0% of Total Assets at the time of such Investment (with the Fair Market Value of each Investment being measured at the time made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value);

          (viii) the payment of dividends on the Company’s common stock (or a Restricted Payment to any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as the case may be, to fund the payment by such direct or indirect parent of the Company of dividends on such entity’s common stock) of up to 6% per annum of the net proceeds received by the Company from any public offering of common stock of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company;

          (ix) Restricted Payments that are made with Excluded Contributions;

          (x) other Restricted Payments in an aggregate amount that, when taken together with Restricted Payments made under Section 4.04(b)(x) of the Existing 9¾% Indenture prior to the Issue Date, do not exceed the greater of $50.0 million and 1.0% of Total Assets at the time made; provided, however, that in the case of any Restricted Payment made pursuant to this clause (x) that is an Equity Restricted Payment,


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immediately after giving effect to such transaction on a pro forma basis, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio of the Company will not exceed 6.00 to 1.00 determined on a pro forma basis (including pro forma for such Restricted Payment);

          (xi) the distribution, as a dividend or otherwise, of shares of Capital Stock of, or Indebtedness owed to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary by, Unrestricted Subsidiaries;

          (xii) the payment of dividends or other distributions to any direct or indirect parent of the Company in amounts required for such parent to pay federal, state or local income taxes (as the case may be) imposed directly on such parent to the extent such income taxes are attributable to the income of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, by virtue of such parent being the common parent of a consolidated or combined tax group of which the Company and/or the Restricted Subsidiaries are members);

          (xiii) the payment of any Restricted Payment, if applicable:

          (A) in amounts required for any direct or indirect parent of the Company, if applicable, to pay fees and expenses (including franchise or similar taxes) required to maintain its corporate existence, customary salary, bonus and other benefits payable to, and indemnities provided on behalf of, officers and employees of any direct or indirect parent of the Company, if applicable, and general corporate overhead expenses of any direct or indirect parent of the Company, if applicable, in each case to the extent such fees and expenses are attributable to the ownership or operation of the Company, if applicable, and its Subsidiaries;

          (B) in amounts required for any direct or indirect parent of the Company, if applicable, to pay interest and/or principal on Indebtedness the proceeds of which have been contributed to the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and that has been guaranteed by, or is otherwise considered Indebtedness of, the Company Incurred in accordance with Section 4.03; and

          (C) in amounts required for any direct or indirect parent of the Company to pay fees and expenses, other than to Affiliates of the Company, related to any unsuccessful equity or debt offering of such parent;

          (xiv) Restricted Payments used to fund the Transactions and the payment of fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Acquisition Transactions and the Transactions or owed by the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, as the case may be, or Restricted Subsidiaries to Affiliates, in each case to the extent permitted by Section 4.07;


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          (xv) repurchases of Equity Interests deemed to occur upon exercise of stock options or warrants if such Equity Interests represent a portion of the exercise price of such options or warrants;

          (xvi) purchases of receivables pursuant to a Receivables Repurchase Obligation in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing and the payment or distribution of Receivables Fees;

          (xvii) Restricted Payments by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary to allow the payment of cash in lieu of the issuance of fractional shares upon the exercise of options or warrants or upon the conversion or exchange of Capital Stock of any such Person;

          (xviii) the repurchase, redemption or other acquisition or retirement for value of any Subordinated Indebtedness pursuant to the provisions similar to those described under Sections 4.06 and 4.08; provided that all Securities tendered by Holders in connection with a Change of Control Offer or Asset Sale Offer, as applicable, have been repurchased, redeemed or acquired for value;

          (xix) any payments made, including any such payments made to any direct or indirect parent of the Company to enable it to make payments, in connection with the consummation of the Acquisition Transactions and the Transactions or as contemplated by the Acquisition Documents (other than payments to any Permitted Holder or any Affiliate thereof); and

          (xx) cash dividends or other distributions in respect of the Company’s Capital Stock used to, or the making of loans to any direct or indirect parent of the Company in order to, fund the payment of expenses of the type and in the amount described in clauses (iii) and (v) of Section 4.07(b) to the extent that such amounts are not paid directly by the Company or any its Subsidiaries.

provided, however, that at the time of, and after giving effect to, any Restricted Payment permitted under clause (vi), (vii), (x) or (xi) of this Section 4.04(b), no Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would occur as a consequence thereof.

                    (c) As of the Issue Date, all of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall be Restricted Subsidiaries, other than Momentive Performance Materials (Nantong) Co., Ltd. The Company shall not permit any Unrestricted Subsidiary to become a Restricted Subsidiary except pursuant to the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary.” For purposes of designating any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, all outstanding Investments by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries (except to the extent repaid) in the Subsidiary so designated shall be deemed to be Restricted Payments in an amount determined as set forth in the last sentence of the definition of “Investments.” Such designation shall only be permitted if a Restricted Payment or Permitted Investment in such amount would be permitted at such time and if such Subsidiary otherwise meets the definition of an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

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directly or indirectly, create or otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any consensual encumbrance or consensual restriction on the ability of any Restricted Subsidiary to:

          (a) (i) pay dividends or make any other distributions to the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (1) on its Capital Stock; or (2) with respect to any other interest or participation in, or measured by, its profits; or (ii) pay any Indebtedness owed to the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries;

          (b) make loans or advances to the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries; or

          (c) sell, lease or transfer any of its properties or assets to the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries;

except in each case for such encumbrances or restrictions existing under or by reason of:

          (1) contractual encumbrances or restrictions in effect on the Issue Date, including pursuant to the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Agreement Documents and the Existing Notes and the guarantees thereof and the indentures relating thereto;

          (2) this Indenture and the Securities (and any Exchange Securities and guarantees thereof);

          (3) applicable law or any applicable rule, regulation or order;

          (4) any agreement or other instrument of a Person acquired by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary which was in existence at the time of such acquisition (but not created in contemplation thereof or to provide all or any portion of the funds or credit support utilized to consummate such acquisition), which encumbrance or restriction is not applicable to any Person, or the properties or assets of any Person, other than the Person or its Subsidiaries, or the property or assets of the Person or its Subsidiaries, so acquired;

          (5) contracts or agreements for the sale of assets, including any restriction with respect to a Restricted Subsidiary imposed pursuant to an agreement entered into for the sale or disposition of the Capital Stock or assets of such Restricted Subsidiary pending the closing of such sale or disposition;

          (6) Secured Indebtedness otherwise permitted to be Incurred pursuant to Sections 4.03 and 4.12 that limit the right of the debtor to dispose of the assets securing such Indebtedness;

          (7) restrictions on cash or other deposits or net worth imposed by customers under contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business;

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          (9) purchase money obligations and Capitalized Lease Obligations, in each case for property acquired or leased in the ordinary course of business that impose restrictions of the nature discussed in clause (c) above on the property so acquired or leased;

          (10) customary provisions contained in leases, licenses and other similar agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business that impose restrictions of the type described in clause (c) above on the property subject to such lease;

          (11) any encumbrance or restriction of a Receivables Subsidiary effected in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing; provided, however, that such restrictions apply only to such Receivables Subsidiary;

          (12) other Indebtedness, Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Company (i) that is a Guarantor that is Incurred subsequent to the Issue Date pursuant to Section 4.03 or (ii) that is Incurred by a Foreign Subsidiary of the Company subsequent to the Issue Date pursuant to clause (iv), (xii) or (xx) of Section 4.03(b);

          (13) any Restricted Investment not prohibited by Section 4.04 and any Permitted Investment; or

          (14) any encumbrances or restrictions of the type referred to in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above imposed by any amendments, modifications, restatements, renewals, increases, supplements, refundings, replacements or refinancings of the contracts, instruments or obligations referred to in clauses (1) through (13) above; provided that such amendments, modifications, restatements, renewals, increases, supplements, refundings, replacements or refinancings are, in the good faith judgment of the Company, no more restrictive with respect to such dividend and other payment restrictions than those contained in the dividend or other payment restrictions prior to such amendment, modification, restatement, renewal, in crease, supplement, refunding, replacement or refinancing.

                    For purposes of determining compliance with this Section 4.05, (i) the priority of any Preferred Stock in receiving dividends or liquidating distributions prior to dividends or liquidating distributions being paid on common stock shall not be deemed a restriction on the ability to make distributions on Capital Stock and (ii) the subordination of loans or advances made to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary to other Indebtedness Incurred by the Company or any such Restricted Subsidiary shall not be deemed a restriction on the ability to make loans or advances.

                    SECTION 4.06. Asset Sales. (a) The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to, cause or make an Asset Sale, unless (x) the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, as the case may be, receives consideration at the time of such Asset Sale at least equal to the Fair Market Value (as determined in good faith by the Company) of the assets sold or otherwise disposed of, and (y) at least 75% of the consideration therefor


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received by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, is in the form of Cash Equivalents; provided that the amount of:

          (i) any liabilities (as shown on the Company’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s most recent balance sheet or in the notes thereto) of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than liabilities that are by their terms subordinated to the Securities or any Guarantee) that are assumed by the transferee of any such assets,

          (ii) any notes or other obligations or other securities or assets received by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary from such transferee that are converted by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary into cash within 180 days of the receipt thereof (to the extent of the cash received), and

          (iii) any Designated Non-cash Consideration received by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in such Asset Sale having an aggregate Fair Market Value, taken together with all other Designated Non-cash Consideration received pursuant to this clause (iii) that is at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of 2.0% of Total Assets and $70 million at the time of the receipt of such Designated Non-cash Consideration (with the Fair Market Value of each item of Designated Non-cash Consideration being measured at the time received and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value)

shall be deemed to be Cash Equivalents for the purposes of this Section 4.06(a) .

                    Any consideration that is received by the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary in connection with an Asset Sale and that constitutes First Priority After-Acquired Property shall be added to the Collateral to the extent required pursuant to Section 4.13.

                    (b) Within 365 days after the Company’s or any Restricted Subsidiary’s receipt of the Net Proceeds of any Asset Sale, the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary may apply the Net Proceeds from such Asset Sale, at its option:

          (i) to repay (A) First Priority Obligations (and, if the Indebtedness repaid is revolving credit Indebtedness, to correspondingly reduce commitments with respect thereto), (B) Indebtedness of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor; (C) the Securities; or (D) Applicable Senior Indebtedness (provided that if the Company or any Guarantor shall so reduce Obligations under Applicable Senior Indebtedness, the Company shall equally and ratably reduce Obligations under the Securities by making an offer (in accordance with the procedures set forth below for an Asset Sale Offer) to all Holders to purchase at a purchase price equal to 100% of the prin cipal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest and Additional Interest, if any, the pro rata principal amount of Securities), in each case (A) through (D) above, other than Indebtedness owed to the Company or an Affiliate of the Company,

          (ii) to make an investment in any one or more businesses (provided that if such investment is in the form of the acquisition of Capital Stock of a Person, such acquisition results in such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary), assets, or property or capital expenditures, in each case used or useful in a Similar Business; provided that


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such businesses, assets or properties, if constituting First Priority After-Acquired Property, are added to the Collateral to the extent required pursuant to Section 4.13, or

          (iii) to make an investment in any one or more businesses (provided that if such investment is in the form of the acquisition of Capital Stock of a Person, such acquisition results in such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary), properties or assets that replace the properties and assets that are the subject of such Asset Sale; provided that such businesses, assets or properties, if constituting First Priority After-Acquired Property, are added to the Collateral to the extent required pursuant to Section 4.13.

                    In the case of Sections 4.06(b)(ii) and (iii), a binding commitment shall be treated as a permitted application of the Net Proceeds from the date of such commitment; provided that in the event such binding commitment is later canceled or terminated for any reason before such Net Proceeds are so applied, the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary may satisfy its obligation as to any Net Proceeds by entering into another binding commitment within nine months of such cancellation or termination of the prior binding commitment; provided, further that the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary may only enter into such a commitment under the foregoing provision one time with respect to each Asset Sale.

                    Pending the final application of any such Net Proceeds, the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary may temporarily reduce Indebtedness under a revolving credit facility, if any, or otherwise invest such Net Proceeds in any manner not otherwise prohibited by this Indenture. Any Net Proceeds from any Asset Sale that are not applied as provided and within the time period set forth in the first sentence of this Section 4.06(b) (it being understood that any portion of such Net Proceeds used to make an offer to purchase Securities, as described in clause (i) of this Section 4.06(b), shall be deemed to have been invested whether or not such offer is accepted) shall be deemed to constitute “Excess Proceeds.” When the aggregate amount of Excess Proceeds exceeds $20.0 million, the Company shall make an offer to all Holders of Securities (and, at the option of the Company, to holders of any Applicable Senior Indebtedness) (an “Asset Sale Offer”) to purchase the maximum principal amount of Securities (and such Applicable Senior Indebtedness), that is at least $2,000 and an integral multiple of $1,000 that may be purchased out of the Excess Proceeds at an offer price in cash in an amount equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof (or, in the event such Applicable Senior Indebtedness was issued with significant original issue discount, 100% of the accreted value thereof), plus accrued and unpaid interest and Additional Interest, if any (or, in respect of such Applicable Senior Indebtedness, such lesser price, if any, as may be provided for by the terms of such Indebtedness), to the date fixed for the closing of such offer, in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section 4.06. T he Company shall commence an Asset Sale Offer with respect to Excess Proceeds within ten Business Days after the date that Excess Proceeds exceeds $20.0 million by delivering the notice required pursuant to the terms of Section 4.06(f), with a copy to the Trustee. To the extent that the aggregate amount of Securities (and such Applicable Senior Indebtedness) tendered pursuant to an Asset Sale Offer is less than the Excess Proceeds, the Company may use any remaining Excess Proceeds for general corporate purposes. If the aggregate principal amount of Securities (and such Applicable Senior Indebtedness) surrendered by holders thereof exceeds the amount of Excess Proceeds, the Trustee shall select the Securities to be purchased in the manner described in Section 4.06(e) . Upon completion of any such Asset Sale Offer, the amount of Excess Proceeds shall be reset at zero.


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                    (c) The Company shall comply with the requirements of Rule 14e-1 under the Exchange Act and any other securities laws and regulations to the extent such laws or regulations are applicable in connection with the repurchase of the Securities pursuant to an Asset Sale Offer. To the extent that the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with the provisions of this Indenture, the Company shall comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and shall not be deemed to have breached its obligations described in this Indenture by virtue thereof.

                    (d) Not later than the date upon which written notice of an Asset Sale Offer is delivered to the Trustee as provided above, the Company shall deliver to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate as to (i) the amount of the Excess Proceeds, (ii) the allocation of the Net Proceeds from the Asset Sales pursuant to which such Asset Sale Offer is being made and (iii) the compliance of such allocation with the provisions of Section 4.06(b) . On such date, the Company shall also irrevocably deposit with the Trustee or with a paying agent (or, if the Company or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary is acting as the Paying Agent, segregate and hold in trust) an amount equal to the Excess Proceeds to be invested in Cash Equivalents, as directed in writing by the Company, and to be held for payment in accordance with the provisions of this Section 4.06. Upon the expiration of the period for which the Asset Sale Offer remains open (the “Offer Period”), the Company shall deliver to the Trustee for cancellation the Securities or portions thereof that have been properly tendered to and are to be accepted by the Company. The Trustee (or the Paying Agent, if not the Trustee) shall, on the date of purchase, mail or deliver payment to each tendering Holder in the amount of the purchase price. In the event that the Excess Proceeds delivered by the Company to the Trustee are greater than the purchase price of the Securities tendered, the Trustee shall deliver the excess to the Company immediately after the expiration of the Offer Period for application in accordance with this Section 4.06.

                    (e) Holders electing to have a Security purchased shall be required to surrender the Security, with an appropriate form duly completed, to the Company at the address specified in the notice at least three Business Days prior to the purchase date. Holders shall be entitled to withdraw their election if the Trustee or the Company receives not later than one Business Day prior to the purchase date, a telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or letter setting forth the name of the Holder, the principal amount of the Security which was delivered by the Holder for purchase and a statement that such Holder is withdrawing his election to have such Security purchased. If at the end of the Offer Period mo re Securities (and such Applicable Senior Indebtedness) are tendered pursuant to an Asset Sale Offer than the Company is required to purchase, selection of such Securities for purchase shall be made by the Trustee in compliance with the requirements of the principal national securities exchange, if any, on which such Securities are listed, or if such Securities are not so listed, on a pro rata basis, by lot or by such other method as the Trustee shall deem fair and appropriate (and in such manner as complies with applicable legal requirements); provided that no Securities of $2,000 or less shall be purchased in part. Selection of such Applicable Senior Indebtedness shall be made pursuant to the terms of such Applicable Senior Indebtedness.

                    (f) Notices of an Asset Sale Offer shall be delivered electronically or mailed by first class mail, postage prepaid, at least 30 but not more than 60 days before the purchase date to each Holder of Securities at such Holder’s registered address. If any Security is to be purchased


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in part only, any notice of purchase that relates to such Security shall state the portion of the principal amount thereof that has been or is to be purchased.

                    SECTION 4.07. Transactions with Affiliates. (a) The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, make any payment to, or sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of any of its properties or assets to, or purchase any property or assets from, or enter into or make or amend any transaction or series of transactions, contract, agreement, understanding, loan, advance or guarantee with, or for the benefit of, any Affiliate of the Company (each of the foregoing, an “Affiliate Transaction 48;) involving aggregate consideration in excess of $7.5 million, unless:

          (i) such Affiliate Transaction is on terms that are not materially less favorable to the Company or the relevant Restricted Subsidiary than those that could have been obtained in a comparable transaction by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary with an unrelated Person; and

          (ii) with respect to any Affiliate Transaction or series of related Affiliate Transactions involving aggregate consideration in excess of $25.0 million, the Company delivers to the Trustee an opinion of an Independent Financial Advisor that such Affiliate Transaction is fair, from a financial standpoint, to the Company and any applicable Restricted Subsidiary.

          (b) The provisions of Section 4.07(a) shall not apply to the following:

          (i) (A) transactions between or among the Company and/or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and (B) any merger of the Company and any direct parent of the Company; provided that such parent shall have no material liabilities and no material assets other than Cash Equivalents and the Capital Stock of the Company and such merger is otherwise in compliance with the terms of this Indenture and effected for a bona fide business purpose;

          (ii) Restricted Payments permitted by Section 4.04 and Permitted Investments;

          (iii) (x) the entering into of any agreement (and any amendment or modification of any such agreement) to pay, and the payment of, annual management, consulting, monitoring and advisory fees to the Sponsors in an aggregate amount in any fiscal year not to exceed the greater of (A) $6.0 million and (B) 1.5% of EBITDA of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries for the immediately preceding fiscal year, and out-of-pocket expense reimbursement; provided, however, that any payment not made in any fiscal year may be carried forward and paid in the following two fiscal years and (y) the payment of the present value of all amounts payable pursuant to any agreement described in clause (iii)(x) of Section 4.07(b) in connection with the termination of such agreement;

          (iv) the payment of reasonable and customary fees and reimbursement of expenses paid to, and indemnity provided on behalf of, officers, directors, employees or consultants of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary or any direct or indirect parent of the Company;


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          (v) payments by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to the Sponsors made for any financial advisory, financing, underwriting or placement services or in respect of other investment banking activities, including, without limitation, in connection with acquisitions or divestitures, which payments are (x) made pursuant to the agreements with the Sponsors described in the Offering Memorandum (including the documents incorporated therein by reference) or (y) approved by a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company in good faith;

          (vi) transactions in which the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, as the case may be, delivers to the Trustee a letter from an Independent Financial Advisor stating that such transaction is fair to the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary from a financial point of view or meets the requirements of clause (i) of Section 4.07(a);

          (vii) payments or loans (or cancellation of loans) to directors, officers, employees or consultants that are approved by a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company in good faith;

          (viii) any agreement as in effect as of the Issue Date or any amendment thereto (so long as any such agreement together with all amendments thereto, taken as a whole, is not more disadvantageous to the Holders of the Securities in any material respect than the original agreement as in effect on the Issue Date) or any transaction contemplated thereby as determined in good faith by senior management or the Board of Directors of the Company;

          (ix) the existence of, or the performance by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of its obligations under the terms of, Acquisition Documents, any stockholders agreement (including any registration rights agreement or purchase agreement related thereto) to which it is a party as of the Issue Date, and any agreement described in the Offering Memorandum (including the documents incorporated therein by reference), and, in each case, and any amendment thereto or similar agreements that it may enter into thereafter; provided, however, that the existence of, or the performance by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of its obligations under, any future amendment to any such existing agreement or under any similar agreement entered into after the Issue Date shall only be permitted by this clause (ix) to the extent that the terms of any such existing agreement together with all amendments thereto, taken as a whole, or any such new agreement are not otherwise more disadvantageous to the Holders of the Securities in any material respect than the original agreement as in effect on the Issue Date;

          (x) the execution of the Transactions and the payment of all fees and expenses related to the Transactions and the Acquisition Transactions, including fees to the Sponsors, which are described in the Offering Memorandum (including the documents incorporated therein by reference) or contemplated by the Acquisition Documents;

          (xi) (A) transactions with customers, clients, suppliers or purchasers or sellers of goods or services, in each case in the ordinary course of business and otherwise in compliance with the terms of this Indenture, which are fair to the Company and the


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Restricted Subsidiaries in the reasonable determination of the Board of Directors or the senior management of the Company, or are on terms at least as favorable as might reasonably have been obtained at such time from an unaffiliated party or (B) transactions with joint ventures or Unrestricted Subsidiaries entered into in the ordinary course of business;

          (xii) any transaction effected as part of a Qualified Receivables Financing;

          (xiii) the issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Company to any Person;

          (xiv) the issuances of securities or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment arrangements, stock option and stock ownership plans or similar employee benefit plans approved by the Board of Directors of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company or of a Restricted Subsidiary, as appropriate, in good faith;

          (xv) the entering into of any tax sharing agreement or arrangement and any payments permitted by Section 4.04(b)(xii);

          (xvi) any contribution to the capital of the Company;

          (xvii) transactions permitted by, and complying with, Section 5.01;

          (xviii) transactions between the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and any Person, a director of which is also a director of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company; provided, however, that such director abstains from voting as a director of the Company or such direct or indirect parent, as the case may be, on any matter involving such other Person;

          (xix) pledges of Equity Interests of Unrestricted Subsidiaries;

          (xx) any employment agreements entered into by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business; and

          (xxi) intercompany transactions undertaken in good faith (as certified by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the Company in an Officer’s Certificate) for the purpose of improving the consolidated tax efficiency of the Company and its Subsidiaries and not for the purpose of circumventing any covenant set forth in this Indenture.

                    SECTION 4.08. Change of Control. (a) Upon a Change of Control, each Holder shall have the right to require the Company to repurchase all or any part of such Holder’s Securities at a purchase price in cash equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date), in accordance with the terms contemplated in this Section 4.08; provided, however, that notwithstanding the occurrence of a Change of Control, the Company shall not be obligated to


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purchase any Securities pursuant to this Section 4.08 in the event that the Company has exercised its right to redeem such Securities in accordance with Article 3 of this Indenture. In the event that at the time of such Change of Control the terms of the Bank Indebtedness restrict or prohibit the repurchase of Securities pursuant to this Section 4.08, then prior to the delivery of the notice to the Holders provided for in Section 4.08(b) but in any event within 30 days following any Change of Control, the Company shall (i) repay in full all Bank Indebtedness or, if doing so will allow the purchase of Securities, offer to repay in full all Bank Indebtedness and repay the Bank Indebtedness of each lender who has accepted such offer, or (ii) obtain the requisite consent under the agreements governing the Bank Indebtedness to permit the repurchase of the Securities as provided for in Section 4.08(b) .

                    (b) Within 30 days following any Change of Control, except to the extent that the Company has exercised its right to redeem the Securities by delivery of a notice of redemption in accordance with Article 3 of this Indenture, the Company shall deliver a notice (a “Change of Control Offer”) to each Holder with a copy to the Trustee stating:

          (i) that a Change of Control has occurred and that such Holder has the right to require the Company to repurchase such Holder’s Securities at a repurchase price in cash equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest and Additional Interest, if any, to the date of repurchase (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest on the relevant interest payment date);

          (ii) the circumstances and relevant facts and financial information regarding such Change of Control;

          (iii) the repurchase date (which shall be no earlier than 30 days nor later than 60 days from the date such notice is delivered); and

          (iv) the instructions determined by the Company, consistent with this Section 4.08, that a Holder must follow in order to have its Securities purchased.

                    (c) Holders electing to have a Security purchased shall be required to surrender the Security, with an appropriate form duly completed, to the Company at the address specified in the notice at least three Business Days prior to the purchase date. The Holders shall be entitled to withdraw their election if the Trustee or the Company receives not later than one Business Day prior to the purchase date a telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or letter setting forth the name of the Holder, the principal amount of the Security which was delivered for purchase by the Holder and a statement that such Holder is withdrawing his election to have such Security purchased. Holders whose Securities are purc hased only in part shall be issued new Securities equal in principal amount to the unpurchased portion of the Securities surrendered.

                    (d) On the purchase date, all Securities purchased by the Company under this Section shall be delivered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Company shall pay the purchase price plus accrued and unpaid interest to the Holders entitled thereto.


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                    (e) A Change of Control Offer may be made in advance of a Change of Control, and conditioned upon such Change of Control, if a definitive agreement is in place for the Change of Control at the time of making of the Change of Control Offer.

                    (f) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section, the Company shall not be required to make a Change of Control Offer upon a Change of Control if a third party makes the Change of Control Offer in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements set forth in this Section 4.08 applicable to a Change of Control Offer made by the Company and purchases all Securities validly tendered and not withdrawn under such Change of Control Offer.

                    (g) Securities repurchased by the Company pursuant to a Change of Control Offer will have the status of Securities issued but not outstanding or will be retired and canceled at the option of the Company. Securities purchased by a third party pursuant to the preceding clause (f) will have the status of Securities issued and outstanding.

                    (h) At the time the Company delivers Securities to the Trustee which are to be accepted for purchase, the Company shall also deliver an Officer’s Certificate stating that such Securities are to be accepted by the Company pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of this Section 4.08. A Security shall be deemed to have been accepted for purchase at the time the Trustee, directly or through an agent, mails or delivers payment therefor to the surrendering Holder.

                    (i) Prior to any Change of Control Offer, the Company shall deliver to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate stating that all conditions precedent contained herein to the right of the Company to make such offer have been complied with.

                    (j) The Company shall comply, to the extent applicable, with the requirements of Section 14(e) of the Exchange Act and any other securities laws or regulations in connection with the repurchase of Securities pursuant to this Section. To the extent that the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with provisions of this Section 4.08, the Company shall comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and shall not be deemed to have breached its obligations under this Section by virtue thereof.

                    SECTION 4.09. Compliance Certificate. The Company shall deliver to the Trustee within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company, beginning with the fiscal year end on December 31, 2009, an Officer’s Certificate stating that in the course of the performance by the signer of his or her duties as an Officer of the Company he or she would normally have knowledge of any Default and whether or not the signer knows of any Default that occurred during such period. If he or she does, the certificate shall describe the Default, its statu s and what action the Company is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto. The Company also shall comply with Section 314(a)(4) of the TIA.

                    SECTION 4.10. Further Instruments and Acts. Upon request of the Trustee, the Company shall execute and deliver such further instruments and do such further acts as may be reasonably necessary or proper to carry out more effectively the purpose of this Indenture.


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                    SECTION 4.11. Future Guarantors. The Company shall cause each Restricted Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary (unless such Subsidiary is a Receivables Subsidiary) that

                    (i) guarantees any Indebtedness of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, or

                    (ii) Incurs any Indebtedness or issues any shares of Disqualified Stock permitted to be Incurred or issued pursuant to clause (i) or (xii) of Section 4.03(b) or not permitted to be Incurred by Section 4.03,

to (a) execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture substantially in the form of Exhibit D pursuant to which such Subsidiary shall guarantee the Company’s Obligations under the Securities and this Indenture and (b) if such Restricted Subsidiary provides a pledge of, or grants a Lien on, all or any portion of its assets to secure any First Priority Obligations, become a party to the Collateral Agreement and the Intercreditor Agreement and execute and file all other documents and instruments reasonably necessary to grant to the Collateral Trustee a perfected security interest in all such assets, other than Excluded Assets.

                    SECTION 4.12. Liens. The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, create, Incur or suffer to exist (i) any Lien on any asset or property of the Company or any Guarantor that constitutes Collateral other than Permitted Liens, (ii) any Lien on any asset or property of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary that does not constitute Collateral securing Indebtedness (other than First Priority Obligations) unless the Securities and Guarantees are equally and ratably secured with (or on a senior basis to, in the case of obligations subordinated in right of payment to the Securities and Guarantees) the obligations so secured until such time as such obligations are no longer secured by a Lien, or (iii) any Lien on any asset or property of the Company or any Guarantor securing any First Priority Obligation of the Company or any Guarantor without effectively providing that the Securities or the obligations of such Guarantor in respect of the Securities, as the case may be, shall be secured by a security interest (subject to the Intercreditor Agreement and Permitted Liens) in such assets or property constituting the collateral for such First Priority Obligations, except with respect to Excluded Assets. Clause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall not require the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary to secure the Securities if the Lien consists of a Permitted Lien. Any Lien that is granted to secure the Securities or such Guarantee under this Section 4.12 shall be automatically released and discharged at the sam e time as the release of the Lien that gave rise to the obligation to secure the Securities or such Guarantee under this Section 4.12.

                    SECTION 4.13. After-Acquired Property. Subject to the Intercreditor Agreement and the Security Documents, if at any time the Company or any Guarantor owns any First Priority After-Acquired Property, the Company or such Guarantor shall execute and deliver such mortgages, deeds of trust, deeds to secure debt, security instruments, financing statements and certificates or such other documentation as shall be reasonably necessary to vest in the Collateral Trustee, for the benefit of the Secured Parties (as defined in the Collateral Agreement), a perfec ted security interest or lien, subject only to Permitted Liens, in such First Priority After-Acquired Property and to have such First Priority After-Acquired Property added to the Collateral, and thereupon all provisions of this Indenture relating to the Collateral shall be


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deemed to relate to such First Priority After-Acquired Property to the same extent and with the same force and effect; provided, however, that if granting a security interest in such property, including property acquired in connection with an Asset Sale involving non-cash consideration, requires the consent of a third party, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain such consent with respect to such security interest in favor of the Collateral Trustee for the benefit of the Holders; provided further, however, that if such party does not consent to the granting of such security interest after the use of such commercially reasonable efforts, the applicable entity will not be required to provide such security interest.

                    SECTION 4.14. Maintenance of Office or Agency. (a) The Company shall maintain one or more offices or agencies where Securities may be surrendered for registration of transfer or for exchange and where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Securities and this Indenture may be served. The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of such office or agency. If at any time the Company shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish th e Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the corporate trust office of the Trustee as set forth in Section 13.02.

                     (b) The Company may also from time to time designate 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, however, 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 shall 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.

                    (c) The Company hereby designates the corporate trust office of the Trustee or its Agent as such office or agency of the Company in accordance with Section 2.04.

                    SECTION 4.15. Limitation on Actions with respect to Japan Notes. Unless Japan Acquisition Co. shall have executed and delivered to the Trustee a supplemental indenture substantially in the form of Exhibit D pursuant to which it guarantees the Company’s Obligations under the Securities and this Indenture:

          (a) the Company (and any Guarantor that holds all or any portion of any Japan Note) may not sell, assign or otherwise transfer (other than any sale, assignment or transfer to the Company or a Guarantor), or forgive or waive any principal amount of, any Japan Note, and the Company (and any Guarantor that holds all or any portion of any Japan Note) and Japan Acquisition Co. may not amend any Japan Note in a manner adverse in any material respect (as determined in good faith by the Company) to Holders (other than any amendment to the interest terms, including the interest rate, payable thereunder, provided that a portion of such interest remains payable in cash) or expressly subordinate Japan Acquisition Co.’s obligations in respect of any Japan Note to any other obligations of Japan Acquis ition Co. (other than obligations owing to the Company or a Guarantor); provided, however, that nothing in this Section 4.15 shall compel the Company or any such Guarantor to demand payment under any Japan Note; and


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          (b) the Company (and any Guarantor that holds all or any portion of any Japan Note) may not, directly or indirectly, create, Incur or suffer to exist any consensual Lien on any Japan Note; and

          (c) any proceeds received by the Company or any Guarantor in respect of any Japan Note prior to its maturity (other than regularly scheduled payments of interest due under any Japan Note) shall be either (i) applied as set forth in clause (i) of Section 4.06(b) or (ii) deemed to constitute Excess Proceeds and shall be applied as such pursuant to Section 4.06.

                    Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Japan Notes may be canceled, forgiven or otherwise repaid, released or discharged upon the sale, disposition or other transfer (including through merger or consolidation) of the Capital Stock of Japan Acquisition Co., or the transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of Japan Acquisition Co., to a Person that is not an Affiliate of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary if such sale, disposition or other transfer is made in compliance with this Indenture.

                    SECTION 4.16. Reserved. [Reserved]

                    SECTION 4.17. Suspension of Certain Covenants. (a) Following the first day (the “Suspension Date”) that:

(1)      the Securities have an Investment Grade Rating from both of the Rating Agencies, and the Company has delivered written notice of such Investment Grade Ratings to the Trustee, and

(2)      no Default has occurred and is continuing hereunder,

the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries will not be subject to Sections 4.03, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.07, 4.11 and Section 5.01(a)(4) (collectively, the “Suspended Covenants”). In addition, in such event, the Company may also elect to release any and all of the Collateral from the Liens securing the Securities and the Guarantees by delivering a notice of such election to the Collateral Trustee.

                    (b) In the event that the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries are not subject to the Suspended Covenants for any period of time as a result of the foregoing, and on any subsequent date (the “Reversion Date”) (1) one or both of the Rating Agencies withdraws their Investment Grade Rating or downgrades the rating assigned to the Securities below an Investment Grade Rating and/or (2) the Company or any of its Affiliates enters into an agreement to effect a transaction that would result in a Change of Control and one or more of the Rating Agencies indicate that if consummated, such transaction (alone or together with an related recapitalization or refinancing transactions) would cause such Rating Agency to withdraw its Investment Grade Rating or downgrade the ratings assigned to the Securities below an Investment G rade Rating, then the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries shall thereafter again be subject to the Suspended Covenants under this Indenture with respect to future events, including, without limitation, a proposed transaction described in clause (b)(2) above, and any Collateral that was released from Liens securing the Securities and Guarantees as a result of the suspension of covenants, as well as any Collateral acquired since the Suspension Date, will be


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restored and pledged to secure the Securities and Guarantees, as applicable. The period of time between the Suspension Date and the Reversion Date is referred to herein as the “Suspension Period.”

                    (c) Notwithstanding that the Suspended Covenants may be reinstated, no Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to have occurred as a result of a failure to comply with the Suspended Covenants during the Suspension Period. During any Suspension Period, the Company shall not designate any Subsidiary to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary unless the Company would have been permitted to designate such Subsidiary to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary if a Suspension Period had not been in effect for any period.

                    (d) On the Reversion Date, all Indebtedness Incurred, or Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock issued, during the Suspension Period shall be classified to have been Incurred or issued pursuant to Section 4.03(a) or one of the clauses set forth in Section 4.03(b) (to the extent such Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock would be permitted to be Incurred or issued thereunder as of the Reversion Date and after giving effect to Indebtedness Incurred prior to the Suspension Period and outstanding on the Reversion Date). To the extent such Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock would not be so permitted to be Incurred or issued pursuant to Section 4.03(a) or Section 4.03(b), such Indebtedness shall be deemed to have been outstanding on the Issue Date, so that it is classified as permitted under Sect ion 4.03(b)(iii) . For purposes of Section 4.11, all Indebtedness Incurred, or Disqualified Stock or Preferred Stock issued, during the Suspension Period and outstanding on the Reversion Date by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor will be deemed to have been Incurred on the Reversion Date. Calculations made after the Reversion Date of the amount available to be made as Restricted Payments under Section 4.04 shall be made as though Section 4.04 had been in effect since the Issue Date and throughout the Suspension Period. Accordingly, Restricted Payments made during the Suspension Period shall reduce the amount available to be made as Restricted Payments under Section 4.04(a) and the items specified in clauses (A) through (F) of the definition of “Cumulative Credit” shall increase the amount available to be made under Section 4.04(a) . For purposes of determining compliance with Section 4.06(a) and Section 4.06(b), the Net Proceeds from all Asset Sales not applied in accordance with Sec tion 4.06 shall be deemed to be reset to zero.

ARTICLE V

Successor Company

                    SECTION 5.01. When Company May Merge or Transfer Assets. (a) The Company shall not, directly or indirectly, consolidate, amalgamate or merge with or into or wind up or convert into (whether or not the Company is the surviving Person), or sell, assign, transfer, lease, convey or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its properties or assets in one or more related transactions, to any Person unless:

          (i) the Company is the surviving Person or the Person formed by or surviving any such consolidation, amalgamation, merger, winding up or conversion (if other than the Company) or to which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition shall have been made is a corporation, partnership or limited liability


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company organized or existing under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, the District of Columbia, or any territory thereof (the Company or such Person, as the case may be, being herein called the “Successor Company”); provided that in the case where the surviving Person is not a corporation, a co-obligor of the Securities is a corporation;

          (ii) the Successor Company (if other than the Company) expressly assumes all the obligations of the Company under this Indenture and the Securities pursuant to supplemental indentures or other documents or instruments in form reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee;

          (iii) immediately after giving effect to such transaction (and treating any Indebtedness that becomes an obligation of the Successor Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries as a result of such transaction as having been Incurred by the Successor Company or such Restricted Subsidiary at the time of such transaction), no Default shall have occurred and be continuing;

          (iv) immediately after giving pro forma effect to such transaction, as if such transaction had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period (and treating any Indebtedness that becomes an obligation of the Successor Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries as a result of such transaction as having been Incurred by the Successor Company or such Restricted Subsidiary at the time of such transaction), either

          (A) the Successor Company would be permitted to Incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant to the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio test set forth in Section 4.03(a); or

          (B) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Successor Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries would be greater than such ratio for the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries immediately prior to such transaction;

          (v) each Guarantor, unless it is the other party to the transactions described above, shall have by supplemental indenture confirmed that its Guarantee shall apply to such Person’s obligations under this Indenture and the Securities; and

          (vi) the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, merger or transfer and such supplemental indentures (if any) comply with this Indenture.

                    The Successor Company (if other than the Company) shall succeed to, and be substituted for, the Company under this Indenture and the Securities, and in such event the Company will automatically be released and discharged from its obligations under this Indenture and the Securities. Notwithstanding the foregoing clauses (iii) and (iv) of this Section 5.01, (x) subject to the restrictions on Guarantors described in Section 5.01(b), any Restricted Subsidiary may merge, consolidate or amalgamate with or transfer all or part of its properties and assets to the Company or to another Restricted Subsidiary, and (y) the Company may merge, consolidate or amalgamate with an Affiliate incorporated solely for the purpose of


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reincorporating the Company in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or any territory of the United States or may convert into a limited liability company, so long as the amount of Indebtedness of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries is not increased thereby. This Article 5 will not apply to a sale, assignment, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of assets between or among the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

                    (b) Subject to the provisions of Section 12.02(b) (which govern the release of a Guarantee upon the sale or disposition of a Restricted Subsidiary that is a Guarantor), each Guarantor shall not, and the Company shall not permit any Guarantor to, consolidate, amalgamate or merge with or into or wind up into (whether or not such Guarantor is the surviving Person), or sell, assign, transfer, lease, convey or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its properties or assets in one or more related transactions to, any Person unless:

          (i) either (A) such Guarantor is the surviving Person or the Person formed by or surviving any such consolidation, amalgamation or merger (if other than such Guarantor) or to which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition shall have been made is a corporation, partnership or limited liability company organized or existing under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, the District of Columbia, or any territory thereof (such Guarantor or such Person, as the case may be, being herein called the “Successor Guarantor”) and the Successor Guarantor (if other than such Guarantor) expressly assumes all the obligations of or such Guarantor under this Indenture and such Guarantor’s Guarantee pursuant to a supplemental indenture or other documents or instruments in form reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee, or ( b) such sale or disposition or consolidation, amalgamation or merger is not in violation of Section 4.06; and

          (ii) the Successor Guarantor (if other than such Guarantor) shall have delivered or caused to be delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, amalgamation, merger or transfer and such supplemental indenture (if any) comply with this Indenture.

                    Except as otherwise provided in this Indenture, the Successor Guarantor (if other than such Guarantor) will succeed to, and be substituted for such Guarantor under this Indenture and such Guarantor’s Guarantee, and such Guarantor will automatically be released and discharged from its obligations under this Indenture and such Guarantor’s Guarantee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) a Guarantor may merge, amalgamate or consolidate with an Affiliate incorporated solely for the purpose of reincorporating such Guarantor in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or any territory of the United States so long as the amount of Indebtedness of the Guarantor is not increased thereby and (2) a Guarantor may merge, amalgamate or consolidate with another Guarantor or the Company.

                    In addition, notwithstanding the foregoing, any Guarantor may consolidate, amalgamate or merge with or into or wind up into, or sell, assign, transfer, lease, convey or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its properties or assets (collectively, a “Transfer”) to, (x) the Company or any Guarantor or (y) any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor; provided that at the time of each such Transfer pursuant to clause (y) the aggregate amount of all


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such Transfers since the Issue Date shall not exceed 5.0% of the consolidated assets of the Company and the Guarantors as shown on the most recent available balance sheet of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries after giving effect to each such Transfer and including all Transfers occurring from and after the Issue Date.

ARTICLE VI

Defaults and Remedies

                    SECTION 6.01. Events of Default. An “Event of Default” occurs if:

          (a) there is a default in any payment of interest (including any Additional Interest) on any Security when the same becomes due and payable, and such default continues for a period of 30 days,

          (b) there is a default in the payment of principal or premium, if any, of any Security when due at its Stated Maturity, upon optional redemption, upon required repurchase, upon declaration or otherwise,

          (c) the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries fails to comply with its obligations under Section 5.01,

          (d) the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries fails to comply with any of its agreements in the Securities or this Indenture (other than those referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c) above) and such failure continues for 60 days after the notice specified below,

          (e) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary fails to pay any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness owing to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary) within any applicable grace period after final maturity or the acceleration of any such Indebtedness by the holders thereof because of a default, in each case, if the total amount of such Indebtedness unpaid or accelerated exceeds $35.0 million or its foreign currency equivalent,

          (f) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary pursuant to or within the meaning of any Bankruptcy Law:

          (i) commences a voluntary case;

          (ii) consents to the entry of an order for relief against it in an involuntary case;

          (iii) consents to the appointment of a Custodian of it or for any substantial part of its property; or

          (iv) makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors or takes any comparable action under any foreign laws relating to insolvency,


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          (g) a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order or decree under any Bankruptcy Law that:

          (i) is for relief against the Company or any Significant Subsidiary in an involuntary case;

          (ii) appoints a Custodian of the Company or any Significant Subsidiary or for any substantial part of its property; or

          (iii) orders the winding up or liquidation of the Company or any Significant Subsidiary;

or any similar relief is granted under any foreign laws and the order or decree remains unstayed and in effect for 60 days,

          (h) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary fails to pay final judgments aggregating in excess of $35.0 million or its foreign currency equivalent (net of any amounts which are covered by enforceable insurance policies issued by solvent carriers), which judgments are not discharged, waived or stayed for a period of 60 days following the entry thereof,

          (i) any Guarantee of a Significant Subsidiary ceases to be in full force and effect (except as contemplated by the terms thereof) or any Guarantor denies or disaffirms its obligations under this Indenture or any Guarantee and such Default continues for 10 days,

          (j) the Second Priority Liens with respect to all or substantially all of the Collateral cease to be valid or enforceable (unless such Collateral has been released from the Second Priority Liens in accordance with the provisions of the Security Documents, the Intercreditor Agreement and this Indenture) and such Default continues for 30 days or the Company shall assert or any Guarantor shall assert, in any pleading in any court of competent jurisdiction, that any such security interest is invalid or unenforceable and, in the case of any such Person that is a Subsidiary of the Company, the Company fails to cause such Subsidiary to rescind such assertions within 30 days after the Company has actual knowledge of such assertions, or

          (k) the failure by the Company or any Guarantor to comply for 60 days after notice with its other agreements contained in the Security Documents except for a failure that would not be material to the holders of the Securities and would not materially affect the value of the Collateral taken as a whole.

                    Each of the foregoing shall constitute an Event of Default whatever the reason for any such Event of Default and whether it is voluntary or involuntary or is 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.

                    The term “Bankruptcy Law” means Title 11, United States Code, or any similar Federal or state law for the relief of debtors. The term “Custodian” means any receiver, trustee, assignee, liquidator, custodian or similar official under any Bankruptcy Law.


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                    A Default under clause (d) or (k) above shall not constitute an Event of Default until the Trustee notifies the Company or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Securities notify the Company and the Trustee of the Default and the Company does not cure such Default within the time specified in clause (d) or (k) above after receipt of such notice. Such notice must specify the Default, demand that it be remedied and state that such notice is a “Notice of Default.” The Company shall deliver to the Trustee, within five (5) Business Days after the occurrence thereof, written notice in the form of an Officer’s Certificate of any event which is, or with the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both would become, an Event of Default, its status and what action the Company is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto.

                    SECTION 6.02. Acceleration. If an Event of Default (other than an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(f) or (g) with respect to the Company) occurs and is continuing, the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of outstanding Securities, by notice to the Company may declare the principal of, premium, if any, and accrued but unpaid interest on all the Securities to be due and payable. Upon such a declaration, such principal and interest shall be due and payable immediately. If an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(f) or (g) with respect to the Company occurs, the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on all the Securities shall ipso facto become and be immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holders. The Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities by notice to the Trustee may rescind an acceleration and its consequences.

                    In the event of any Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(e), such Event of Default and all consequences thereof (excluding, however, any resulting payment default) shall be annulled, waived and rescinded, automatically and without any action by the Trustee or the Holders of the Securities, if within 20 days after such Event of Default arose the Company delivers an Officer’s Certificate to the Trustee stating that (x) the Indebtedness or guarantee that is the basis for such Event of Default has been discharged or (y) the holders thereof have rescinded or waived the acceleration, notice or action (as the case may be) giving rise to such Event of Default or (z) the default that is the basis for such Event of Default has been cured, it being understood that in no event shall an acceleration of the principal amount of the Securities as described above be annulled, waived or rescinded upon the happening of any such events.

                    SECTION 6.03. Other Remedies. If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, the Trustee may pursue any available remedy at law or in equity to collect the payment of principal of or interest on the Securities or to enforce the performance of any provision of the Securities, this Indenture or the Security Documents.

                    The Trustee may maintain a proceeding even if it does not possess any of the Securities or does not produce any of them in the proceeding. A delay or omission by the Trustee or any Holder in exercising any right or remedy accruing upon an Event of Default shall not impair the right or remedy or constitute a waiver of or acquiescence in the Event of Default. No remedy is exclusive of any other remedy. To the extent required by law, all available remedies are cumulative.


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                    SECTION 6.04. Waiver of Past Defaults. Provided the Securities are not then due and payable by reason of a declaration of acceleration, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities by written notice to the Trustee may waive an existing Default and its consequences except (a) a Default in the payment of the principal of or interest on a Security, (b) a Default arising from the failure to redeem or purchase any Security when required pursuant to the terms of this Indenture or (c) a Default in respect of a provision that under Section 9.02 cannot be amended without the consent of each Holder affected. When a Default is waived, it is deemed cured and the Company, the Trustee and the Holders will be restored to their former positions and rights under this Indenture, but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or impair any consequent right.

                    SECTION 6.05. Control by Majority. The Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities may direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee or of 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 Section 7.01, that the Trustee determines is unduly prejudicial to the rights of any other Holder or that would involve the Trustee in personal liability. Prior to taking any action under this Indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to indemnification satisfactory to it in its sole discretion against al l losses and expenses caused by taking or not taking such action.

                    SECTION 6.06. Limitation on Suits. (a) Except to enforce the right to receive payment of principal, premium (if any) or interest when due, no Holder may pursue any remedy with respect to this Indenture or the Securities unless:

                    (i) the Holder gives to the Trustee written notice stating that an Event of Default is continuing;

                    (ii) the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Securities make a written request to the Trustee to pursue the remedy;

                    (iii) such Holder or Holders offer to the Trustee security or indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense;

                    (iv) the Trustee does not comply with the request within 60 days after receipt of the request and the offer of security or indemnity; and

                    (v) the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities do not give the Trustee a direction inconsistent with the request during such 60-day period.

                    (b) A Holder may not use this Indenture to prejudice the rights of another Holder or to obtain a preference or priority over another Holder.

                    SECTION 6.07. Rights of the Holders to Receive Payment. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Indenture, the right of any Holder to receive payment of principal of and interest on the Securities held by such Holder, on or after the respective due dates expressed or provided for in the Securities, or to bring suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such respective dates, shall not be impaired or affected without the consent of such Holder.


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                    SECTION 6.08. Collection Suit by Trustee. If an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(a) or (b) occurs and is continuing, the Trustee may recover judgment in its own name and as trustee of an express trust against the Company or any other obligor on the Securities for the whole amount then due and owing (together with interest on overdue principal and (to the extent lawful) on any unpaid interest at the rate provided for in the Securities) and the amounts provided for in Section 7.07.

                    SECTION 6.09. Trustee May File Proofs of Claim. The Trustee may file such proofs of claim, statements of interest and other papers or documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Trustee (including any claim for reasonable compensation, expenses disbursements and advances of the Trustee (including counsel, accountants, experts or such other professionals as the Trustee deems necessary, advisable or appropriate)) and the Holders allowed in any judicial proceedings relative to the Company or any Guarantor, their creditors or their property, shall be entitled to participate as a member, voting or otherwise, of any official committee of creditors appointed in such matters and, unless prohibited by law or applicable regulations, may vote on behalf of the Holders in any election of a trustee in bankruptcy or other Person performing similar functions, and any Custodian in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder to make payments to the Trustee and, in the event that the Trustee shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Trustee any amount due it for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and its counsel, and any other amounts due the Trustee under Section 7.07.

                    SECTION 6.10. Priorities. Subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement and the Security Documents, if the Trustee collects any money or property pursuant to this Article 6, it shall pay out the money or property in the following order:

                    FIRST: to the Trustee for amounts due under Section 7.07;

                    SECOND: to the Holders for amounts due and unpaid on the Securities for principal, premium, if any, and interest, ratably, without preference or priority of any kind, according to the amounts due and payable on the Securities for principal and interest, respectively; and

                    THIRD: to the Company or, to the extent the Trustee collects any amount for any Guarantor, to such Guarantor.

                    The Trustee may fix a record date and payment date for any payment to the Holders pursuant to this Section. At least 15 days before such record date, the Trustee shall deliver to each Holder and the Company a notice that states the record date, the payment date and amount to be paid.

                    SECTION 6.11. Undertaking for Costs. 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, a court in its discretion may require the filing by any party litigant in the suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of the suit, and the court in its discretion may assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, against any party litigant in


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the suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by the party litigant. This Section does not apply to a suit by the Trustee, a suit by a Holder pursuant to Section 6.07 or a suit by Holders of more than 10% in principal amount of the Securities.

                    SECTION 6.12. Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws. Neither the Company nor any Guarantor (to the extent it may lawfully do so) shall at any time insist upon, or plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay or extension law wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, which may affect the covenants or the performance of this Indenture; and the Company and each Guarantor (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waive all benefit or advantage of any such law, and shall not hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but shall suffer and permit the execution of every such power as thou gh no such law had been enacted.

ARTICLE VII

Trustee

                    SECTION 7.01. Duties of Trustee. (a) If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Trustee shall exercise the rights and powers vested in it by this Indenture and use the same degree of care and skill in their exercise as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of such person’s own affairs.

                    (b) Except during the continuance of an Event of Default:

                    (i) the Trustee undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Indenture and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee (it being agreed that the permissive right of the Trustee to do things enumerated in this Indenture shall not be construed as a duty); and

                    (ii) in the absence of bad faith on its part, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon certificates or opinions furnished to the Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this Indenture. The Trustee shall be under no duty to make any investigation as to any statement contained in any such instance, but may accept the same as conclusive evidence of the truth and accuracy of such statement or the correctness of such opinions. However, in the case of certificates or opinions required by any provision hereof to be provided to it, the Trustee shall examine the certificates and opinions to determine whether or not they conform to the requirements of this Indenture.

                    (c) The Trustee may not be relieved from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act or its own willful misconduct, except that:

                    (i) this paragraph does not limit the effect of paragraph (b) of this Section;

                    (ii) the Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Trust Officer unless it is proved that the Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts;


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                    (iii) the Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action it takes or omits to take in good faith in accordance with a direction received by it pursuant to Section 6.05; and

                    (iv) no provision of this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers.

          (d) Every provision of this Indenture that in any way relates to the Trustee is subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this Section.

          (e) The Trustee shall not be liable for interest on any money received by it except as the Trustee may agree in writing with the Company.

          (f) Money held in trust by the Trustee need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.

          (g) Every provision of this Indenture relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of this Section and to the provisions of the TIA.

                    SECTION 7.02. Rights of Trustee. (a) The Trustee may conclusively rely on any document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper person. The Trustee need not investigate any fact or matter stated in the document.

                    (b) Before the Trustee acts or refrains from acting, it may require an Officer’s Certificate or an Opinion of Counsel or both. The Trustee shall not be liable for any action it takes or omits to take in good faith in reliance on the Officer’s Certificate or Opinion of Counsel. The Trustee may request that the Company and any Guarantor deliver an Officer’s Certificate setting forth the names of individuals and/or titles of officers (with specimen signatures) authorized at such times to take specific actions pursuant to this Indenture, which Officer’s Certificate may be signed by any person specified as so authorized in any such certificate previously delivered and not superseded.

                    (c) The Trustee may act through agents and shall not be responsible for the misconduct or negligence of any agent appointed with due care.

                    (d) The Trustee shall not be liable for any action it takes or omits to take in good faith which it believes to be authorized or within its rights or powers; provided, however, that the Trustee’s conduct does not constitute willful misconduct or negligence.

                    (e) The Trustee may consult with counsel of its own selection and the advice or opinion of counsel with respect to legal matters relating to this Indenture and the Securities shall be full and complete authorization and protection from liability in respect of any action taken, omitted or suffered by it hereunder in good faith and in accordance with the advice or opinion of such counsel.


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                    (f) The Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, approval, bond, debenture, note or other paper or document unless requested in writing to do so by the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Securities at the time outstanding, but the Trustee, in its discretion, may make such further inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit, and, if the Trustee shall determine to make such further inquiry or investigation, it shall be entitled to examine the books, records and premises of the Company, personally or by agent or attorney, at the expense of the Company and shall incur no liability of any kind by reason of such inquiry or invest igation.

                    (g) The Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request or direction of any of the Holders pursuant to this Indenture, unless such Holders shall have offered to the Trustee security or indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred by it in compliance with such request or direction.

                    (h) The rights, privileges, protections, immunities and benefits given to the Trustee, including its right to be indemnified, are extended to, and shall be enforceable by, the Trustee in each of its capacities hereunder, and each agent, custodian and other Person employed to act hereunder.

                    (i) The Trustee shall not be liable for any action taken or omitted by it in good faith at the direction of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Securities as to the time, method and place of conducting any proceedings for any remedy available to the Trustee or the exercising of any power conferred by this Indenture.

                    (j) Any action taken, or omitted to be taken, by the Trustee in good faith pursuant to this Indenture upon the request or authority or consent of any person who, at the time of making such request or giving such authority or consent, is the Holder of any Security shall be conclusive and binding upon future Holders of Securities and upon Securities executed and delivered in exchange therefor or in place thereof.

                    (k) In no event shall the Trustee be responsible for special, indirect, 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.

                    SECTION 7.03. Individual Rights of Trustee. The Trustee in its individual or any other capacity may become the owner or pledgee of Securities and may otherwise deal with the Company or its Affiliates with the same rights it would have if it were not Trustee. Any Paying Agent or Registrar may do the same with like rights. However, the Trustee must comply with Sections 7.10 and 7.11.

                    SECTION 7.04. Trustee’s Disclaimer. The Trustee shall not be responsible for and makes no representation as to the validity or adequacy of this Indenture, any Guarantee or the Securities, it shall not be accountable for the Company’s use of the proceeds from the Securities, and it shall not be responsible for any statement of the Company or any Guarantor in


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this Indenture or in any document issued in connection with the sale of the Securities or in the Securities other than the Trustee’s certificate of authentication. The Trustee shall not be charged with knowledge of any Default or Event of Default under Sections 6.01(c), (d), (e), (h), (i), (j) or (k) or of the identity of any Significant Subsidiary unless either (a) a Trust Officer shall have actual knowledge thereof or (b) the Trustee shall have received written notice thereof in accordance with Section 13.02 hereof from the Company, any Guarantor or any Holder. In accepting the trust hereby created, the Trustee acts solely as Trustee for the Holders of the Securities and not in its individual capacity and all persons, including without limitation the Holders of Securities and the Company having any claim against the Trustee arising from this Indenture shall look only to the funds and accounts held by the Trustee hereunder for pay ment except as otherwise provided herein.

                    SECTION 7.05. Notice of Defaults. If a Default occurs and is continuing and if it is actually known to the Trustee, the Trustee shall deliver to each Holder notice of the Default within the earlier of 90 days after it occurs or 30 days after it is actually known to a Trust Officer or written notice of it is received by the Trustee. Except in the case of a Default in the payment of principal of, premium (if any) or interest on any Security, the Trustee may withhold the notice if and so long as a committee of its Trust Officers in good faith determines that withholding the notice is in the interests of the Holders.

                    SECTION 7.06. Reports by Trustee to the Holders. As promptly as practicable after each June 30 beginning with the June 30 following the date of this Indenture, and in any event prior to June 30 in each year, the Trustee shall deliver to each Holder a brief report dated as of such June 30 that complies with Section 313(a) of the TIA if and to the extent required thereby. The Trustee shall also comply with Section 313(b) of the TIA.

                    A copy of each report at the time of its delivery to the Holders shall be filed with the SEC and each stock exchange (if any) on which the Securities are listed. The Company agrees to notify promptly the Trustee whenever the Securities become listed on any stock exchange and of any delisting thereof.

                    SECTION 7.07. Compensation and Indemnity. The Company shall pay to the Trustee from time to time reasonable compensation for its services. The Trustee’s compensation shall not be limited by any law on compensation of a trustee of an express trust. The Company shall reimburse the Trustee upon request for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred or made by it, including costs of collection, in addition to the compensation for its services. Such expenses shall include the reasonable compensation and expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee’s agents, counsel, accountants and experts. The Company and each Guarantor, jointly and severally shall indemnify th e Trustee against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred by or in connection with the acceptance or administration of this trust and the performance of its duties hereunder, including the costs and expenses of enforcing this Indenture or Guarantee against the Company or a Guarantor (including this Section 7.07) and defending itself against or investigating any claim (whether asserted by the Company, any Guarantor, any Holder or any other Person). The obligation to pay such amounts shall survive the payment in full or defeasance of the Securities or the removal or resignation of the Trustee. The Trustee shall notify the Company of any claim for which it may seek indemnity promptly upon obtaining actual knowledge thereof; provided,


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however, that any failure so to notify the Company shall not relieve the Company or any Guarantor of its indemnity obligations hereunder. The Company shall defend the claim and the indemnified party shall provide reasonable cooperation at the Company’s expense in the defense. Such indemnified parties may have separate counsel and the Company and the Guarantors, as applicable shall pay the fees and expenses of such counsel; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to pay such fees and expenses if it assumes such indemnified parties’ defense and, in such indemnified parties’ reasonable judgment, there is no conflict of interest between the Company and the Guarantors, as applicable, and such parties in connection with such defense. The Company need not reimburse any expense or indemnify against any loss, liability or expense incurred by an indemnified party through such party’s own willful misconduct, negligence or bad faith.

                    To secure the Company’s and the Guarantors’ payment obligations in this Section, the Trustee shall have a Lien prior to the Securities on all money or property held or collected by the Trustee other than money or property held in trust to pay principal of and interest on particular Securities.

                    The Company’s and the Guarantors’ payment obligations pursuant to this Section shall survive the satisfaction or discharge of this Indenture, any rejection or termination of this Indenture under any Bankruptcy Law or the resignation or removal of the Trustee. Without prejudice to any other rights available to the Trustee under applicable law, when the Trustee incurs expenses after the occurrence of a Default specified in Section 6.01(f) or (g) with respect to the Company, the expenses are intended to constitute expenses of administration under the Bankruptcy Law.

                    No provision of this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not assured to its satisfaction.

                    SECTION 7.08. Replacement of Trustee. (a) The Trustee may resign at any time by so notifying the Company. The Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities may remove the Trustee by so notifying the Trustee and may appoint a successor Trustee. The Company shall remove the Trustee if:

                    (i) the Trustee fails to comply with Section 7.10;

                    (ii) the Trustee is adjudged bankrupt or insolvent;

                    (iii) a receiver or other public officer takes charge of the Trustee or its property; or

                    (iv) the Trustee otherwise becomes incapable of acting.

                    (b) If the Trustee resigns, is removed by the Company or by the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities and such Holders do not reasonably promptly appoint a successor Trustee, or if a vacancy exists in the office of Trustee for any reason (the


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Trustee in such event being referred to herein as the retiring Trustee), the Company shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee.

                    (c) A successor Trustee shall deliver a written acceptance of its appointment to the retiring Trustee and to the Company. Thereupon the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee shall become effective, and the successor Trustee shall have all the rights, powers and duties of the Trustee under this Indenture. The successor Trustee shall deliver a notice of its succession to the Holders. The retiring Trustee shall promptly transfer all property held by it as Trustee to the successor Trustee, subject to the Lien provided for in Section 7.07.

                    (d) If a successor Trustee does not take office within 60 days after the retiring Trustee resigns or is removed, the retiring Trustee or the Holders of 10% in principal amount of the Securities may petition at the expense of the Company any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee.

                    (e) If the Trustee fails to comply with Section 7.10, unless the Trustee’s duty to resign is stayed as provided in Section 310(b) of the TIA, any Holder who has been a bona fide holder of a Security for at least six months may petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the removal of the Trustee and the appointment of a successor Trustee.

                    (f) Notwithstanding the replacement of the Trustee pursuant to this Section, the Company’s obligations under Section 7.07 shall continue for the benefit of the retiring Trustee.

                    SECTION 7.09. Successor Trustee by Merger. If the Trustee consolidates with, merges or converts into, or transfers all or substantially all its corporate trust business or assets to, another corporation or banking association, the resulting, surviving or transferee corporation without any further act shall be the successor Trustee.

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

                    SECTION 7.10. Eligibility; Disqualification. The Trustee shall at all times satisfy the requirements of Section 310(a) of the TIA. The Trustee shall have a combined capital and surplus of at least $100 million as set forth in its most recent published annual report of condition. The Trustee shall comply with Section 310(b) of the TIA, subject to its right to apply for a stay of its duty to resign under the penultimate paragraph of Section 310(b) of the TIA; provided, however, that there shall be excluded from the operation of Section 310(b)(1) of the TIA any series of securities issued under this Indenture and any indenture or indentures under which other securities or certificates of interest or participation in other securities of the


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Company are outstanding if the requirements for such exclusion set forth in Section 310(b)(1) of the TIA are met.

                    SECTION 7.11. Preferential Collection of Claims Against the Company. The Trustee shall comply with Section 311(a) of the TIA, excluding any creditor relationship listed in Section 311(b) of the TIA. A Trustee who has resigned or been removed shall be subject to Section 311(a) of the TIA to the extent indicated.

ARTICLE VIII

Discharge of Indenture; Defeasance

                    SECTION 8.01. Discharge of Liability on Securities; Defeasance. This Indenture shall be discharged and shall cease to be of further effect (except as to surviving rights of registration of transfer or exchange of Securities, as expressly provided for in this Indenture) as to all outstanding Securities when:

          (a) either (i) all the Securities theretofore authenticated and delivered (other than Securities pursuant to Section 2.08 that have been replaced or paid and Securities for whose payment money has theretofore been deposited in trust or segregated and held in trust by the Company and thereafter repaid to the Company or discharged from such trust) have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation or (ii) all of the Securities (a) have become due and payable, (b) will become due and payable at their Stated Maturity within one year or (c) if redeemable at the option of the Company, are to be called for redemption within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the giving of notice of redemption by the Trustee in the name, and at the expense, of the Company, and the Company has irrevocably deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee cash in U.S. Dollars, U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations or a combination thereof in an amount sufficient in the written opinion of a firm of independent public accountants delivered to the Trustee (which delivery shall only be required if U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations have been so deposited) to pay and discharge the entire Indebtedness on the Securities not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation, for principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Securities to the date of deposit together with irrevocable instructions from the Company directing the Trustee to apply such funds to the payment thereof at maturity or redemption, as the case may be;     

          (b) the Company and/or the Guarantors have paid all other sums payable under this Indenture; and

          (c) the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that all conditions precedent under this Indenture relating to the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture have been complied with.

                    Subject to Sections 8.01(c) and 8.02, the Company at any time may terminate (i) all of its obligations under the Securities, this Indenture (with respect to such Securities) and the Security Documents (“legal defeasance option”) or (ii) its obligations under Sections 4.02,


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4.03, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.07, 4.08, 4.09, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13 and 4.15 and the operation of Section 5.01 and Sections 6.01(c), 6.01(d), 6.01(e), 6.01(f) (with respect to Significant Subsidiaries of the Company only), 6.01(g) (with respect to Significant Subsidiaries of the Company only), 6.01(h), 6.01(i), 6.01(j) and 6.01(k) (“covenant defeasance option”). The Company may exercise its legal defeasance option notwithstanding its prior exercise of its covenant defeasance option. In the event that the Company terminates all of its obligations under the Securities and this Indenture (with respect to such Securities) by exercising its legal defeasance option or its covenant defeasance option, the obligations of each Guarantor with respect to the Securities, this Indenture and the Security Documents shall be terminated simultaneously with the termination of such obligations.

                    If the Company exercises its legal defeasance option, payment of the Securities so defeased may not be accelerated because of an Event of Default. If the Company exercises its covenant defeasance option, payment of the Securities so defeased may not be accelerated because of an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(c), 6.01(d), 6.01(e), 6.01(f) (with respect to Significant Subsidiaries of the Company only), 6.01(g) (with respect to Significant Subsidiaries of the Company only), 6.01(h), 6.01(i), 6.01(j) or 6.01(k) or because of the failure of the Company to comply with Section 5.01.

                    Upon satisfaction of the conditions set forth herein and upon request of the Company, the Trustee shall acknowledge in writing the discharge of those obligations that the Company terminates.

          (d) Notwithstanding clauses (a) and (b) above, the Company’s obligations in Sections 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08, 2.09, 7.07, 7.08 and in this Article 8 shall survive until the Securities have been paid in full. Thereafter, the Company’s obligations in Sections 7.07, 8.05 and 8.06 shall survive such satisfaction and discharge.

                    SECTION 8.02. Conditions to Defeasance. (a) The Company may exercise its legal defeasance option or its covenant defeasance option only if:

                    (i) the Company irrevocably deposits in trust with the Trustee cash in U.S. Dollars, U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations or a combination thereof in an amount sufficient or U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations, the principal of and the interest on which will be sufficient, or a combination thereof sufficient, to pay the principal of and premium (if any) and interest on the Securities when due at maturity or redemption, as the case may be, including interest thereon to maturity or such redemption date;

                    (ii) the Company delivers to the Trustee a certificate from a nationally recognized firm of independent accountants expressing their opinion that the payments of principal and interest when due and without reinvestment on the deposited U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations plus any deposited money without investment will provide cash at such times and in such amounts as will be sufficient to pay principal, premium, if any, and interest when due on all the Securities to maturity or redemption, as the case may be;


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                    (iii) 123 days pass after the deposit is made and during the 123-day period no Default specified in Section 6.01(f) or (g) with respect to the Company occurs which is continuing at the end of the period;

                    (iv) the deposit does not constitute a default under any other agreement binding on the Company;

                    (v) in the case of the legal defeasance option, the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel stating that (1) the Company has received from, or there has been published by, the Internal Revenue Service a ruling, or (2) since the date of this Indenture there has been a change in the applicable Federal income tax law, in either case to the effect that, and based thereon such Opinion of Counsel shall confirm that, the Holders will not recognize income, gain or loss for Federal income tax purposes as a result of such deposit and defeasance and will be subject to Federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such deposit and defeasance had not occurred; provided, however, the Opinion of Counsel required with respect to a legal defeasance need not be delivered if all Securities not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation have become due and payable;

                    (vi) in the case of the covenant defeasance option, the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that the Holders will not recognize income, gain or loss for Federal income tax purposes as a result of such deposit and defeasance and will be subject to Federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such deposit and defeasance had not occurred; and

                    (vii) the Company delivers to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that all conditions precedent to the defeasance and discharge of the Securities to be so defeased and discharged as contemplated by this Article 8 have been complied with.

          (b) Before or after a deposit, the Company may make arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the redemption of such Securities at a future date in accordance with Article 3.

                    SECTION 8.03. Application of Trust Money. The Trustee shall hold in trust money or U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations (including proceeds thereof) deposited with it pursuant to this Article 8. It shall apply the deposited money and the money from U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations through each Paying Agent and in accordance with this Indenture to the payment of principal of and interest on the Securities so discharged or defeased.

                    SECTION 8.04. Repayment to Company. Each of the Trustee and each Paying Agent shall promptly turn over to the Company upon request any money or U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations held by it as provided in this Article which, in the written opinion of nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants delivered to the Trustee (which delivery shall only be required if U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations have


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been so deposited), are in excess of the amount thereof which would then be required to be deposited to effect an equivalent discharge or defeasance in accordance with this Article.

                    Subject to any applicable abandoned property law, the Trustee and each Paying Agent shall pay to the Company upon written request any money held by them for the payment of principal or interest that remains unclaimed for two years, and, thereafter, Holders entitled to the money must look to the Company for payment as general creditors, and the Trustee and each Paying Agent shall have no further liability with respect to such monies.

                    SECTION 8.05. Indemnity for Government Obligations. The Company shall pay and shall indemnify the Trustee against any tax, fee or other charge imposed on or assessed against deposited Government Obligations or the principal and interest received on such Government Obligations.

                    SECTION 8.06. Reinstatement. If the Trustee or any Paying Agent is unable to apply any money or Government Obligations in accordance with this Article 8 by reason of any legal proceeding or 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 this Indenture and the Securities so discharged or defeased shall be revived and reinstated as though no deposit had occurred pursuant to this Article 8 until such time as the Trustee or any Paying Agent is permitted to apply all such money or U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations in accordance with this Arti cle 8; provided, however, that, if the Company has made any payment of principal of or interest on, any such Securities because of 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 Government Obligations held by the Trustee or any Paying Agent.

ARTICLE IX

Amendments and Waivers

                    SECTION 9.01. Without Consent of the Holders. The Company and the Trustee may amend this Indenture, the Securities, the Intercreditor Agreement or any Security Document without notice to or consent of any Holder:

                    (i) to cure any ambiguity, omission, defect or inconsistency;

                    (ii) to comply with Article 5;

                    (iii) to provide for uncertificated Securities in addition to or in place of certificated Securities; provided, however, that the uncertificated Securities are issued in registered form for purposes of Section 163(f) of the Code or in a manner such that the uncertificated Securities are described in Section 163(f)(2)(B) of the Code;

                    (iv) to add additional Guarantees with respect to the Securities;

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Obligations or additional First Priority Obligations so long as such obligations are not prohibited by this Indenture or the Security Documents;

                    (vi) to add to the covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company, to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement;

                    (vii) to comply with any requirement of (A) the SEC in connection with qualifying or maintaining the qualification of, this Indenture under the TIA or (B) the Intercreditor Agreement;

                    (viii) to make any change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder; or

                    (ix) to provide for the issuance of the Exchange Securities or Additional Securities, which shall have terms substantially identical in all material respects to the Initial Securities, and which shall be treated, together with any outstanding Initial Securities, as a single issue of securities.

                    After an amendment under this Section 9.01 becomes effective, the Company shall deliver to the Holders a notice briefly describing such amendment. The failure to give such notice to all Holders, or any defect therein, shall not impair or affect the validity of an amendment under this Section 9.01.

                    SECTION 9.02. With Consent of the Holders. (a) The Company and the Trustee may amend this Indenture, the Securities, the Intercreditor Agreement or the Security Documents with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the Securities then outstanding voting as a single class (including consents obtained in connection with a tender offer or exchange for the Securities). However, without the consent of each Holder of an outstanding Security affected, an amendment may not:

                    (i) reduce the amount of Securities whose Holders must consent to an amendment,

                    (ii) reduce the rate of or extend the time for payment of interest on any Security,

                    (iii) reduce the principal of or change the Stated Maturity of any Security,

                    (iv) reduce the premium payable upon the redemption of any Security or change the time at which any Security may be redeemed in accordance with Article 3,

                    (v) make any Security payable in money other than that stated in such Security,

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                    (vii) impair the right of any Holder to receive payment of principal of or premium, if any, and interest on such Holder’s Securities on or after the due dates therefor or to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to such Holder’s Securities,

                    (viii) make any change in Section 6.04 or 6.07 or the second sentence of this Section 9.02,

                    (ix) except as otherwise expressly permitted under this Indenture, modify any Guarantees in any manner adverse to the Holders, or

                    (x) make any change in the provisions in the Intercreditor Agreement or this Indenture or, except as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement, any material change in the provisions in the Security Documents, in each case dealing with the application of proceeds of Collateral upon the exercise of remedies with respect to such Collateral that would adversely affect the Holders of the Securities.

                    In addition, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, without the consent of the Holders of at least 66 2/3% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities then outstanding, no amendment or waiver may release all or substantially all of the Collateral from the Lien of this Indenture and the Security Documents with respect to the Securities.

                    It shall not be necessary for the consent of the Holders under this Section 9.02 to approve the particular form of any proposed amendment, but it shall be sufficient if such consent approves the substance thereof.

                    After an amendment under this Section 9.02 becomes effective, the Company shall deliver to the Holders a notice briefly describing such amendment. The failure to give such notice to all Holders, or any defect therein, shall not impair or affect the validity of an amendment under this Section 9.02.

                    SECTION 9.03. Compliance with Trust Indenture Act. From the date on which this Indenture is qualified under the TIA, every amendment, waiver or supplement to this Indenture or the Securities shall comply with the TIA as then in effect.

                    SECTION 9.04. Revocation and Effect of Consents and Waivers. (a) A consent to an amendment or a waiver by a Holder of a Security shall bind the Holder and every subsequent Holder of that Security or portion of the Security that evidences the same debt as the consenting Holder’s Security, even if notation of the consent or waiver is not made on the Security. However, any such Holder or subsequent Holder may revoke the consent or waiver as to such Holder’s Security or portion of the Security if the Trustee receives the notice of revocation before the date on which the Trustee receives an Officer’s Certificate from the Company certifying that the requisite principal amount of Securities have consented. After an amendment or waiver becomes effective, it shall bind every Holder. An amendment or waiver becomes effective upon the (i) receipt by the Company or the Trustee of consents by the Holders of the requisite principal amount of securities, (ii) satisfaction of conditions to effectiveness as set forth in this Indenture and any indenture supplemental hereto containing such amendment or


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waiver and (iii) execution of such amendment or waiver (or supplemental indenture) by the Company and the Trustee.

                    (b) The Company may, but shall not be obligated to, fix a record date for the purpose of determining the Holders entitled to give their consent or take any other action described above or required or permitted to be taken pursuant to this Indenture. If a record date is fixed, then notwithstanding the immediately preceding paragraph, those Persons who were Holders at such record date (or their duly designated proxies), and only those Persons, shall be entitled to give such consent or to revoke any consent previously given or to take any such action, whether or not such Persons continue to be Holders after such record date. No such consent shall be valid or effective for more than 120 days after such record date.

                    SECTION 9.05. Notation on or Exchange of Securities. If an amendment, supplement or waiver changes the terms of a Security, the Company may require the Holder of the Security to deliver it to the Trustee. The Trustee may place an appropriate notation on the Security regarding the changed terms and return it to the Holder. Alternatively, if the Company or the Trustee so determines, the Company in exchange for the Security shall issue and the Trustee shall authenticate a new Security that reflects the changed terms. Failure to make the appropriate notation or to issue a new Security shall not affect the validity of such amendment, supplement or waiver.

                    SECTION 9.06. Trustee to Sign Amendments. The Trustee shall sign any amendment, supplement or waiver authorized pursuant to this Article 9 if the amendment does not adversely affect the rights, duties, liabilities or immunities of the Trustee. If it does, the Trustee may but need not sign it. In signing such amendment, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it and shall be provided with, and (subject to Section 7.01) shall be fully protected in relying upon, an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that such amendment, supplement or waiver is authorized or permitted by this Indenture and that such amendment, suppleme nt or waiver is the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company and the Guarantors, enforceable against them in accordance with its terms, subject to customary exceptions, and complies with the provisions hereof (including Section 9.03) .

                    SECTION 9.07. Payment for Consent. Neither the Company nor any Affiliate of the Company shall, directly or indirectly, pay or cause to be paid any consideration, whether by way of interest, fee or otherwise, to any Holder for or as an inducement to any consent, waiver or amendment of any of the terms or provisions of this Indenture or the Securities unless such consideration is offered to be paid to all Holders that so consent, waive or agree to amend in the time frame set forth in solicitation documents relating to such consent, waiver or agreement.

                    SECTION 9.08. Additional Voting Terms; Calculation of Principal Amount. All Securities issued under this Indenture shall vote and consent together on all matters (as to which any of such Securities may vote) as one class and no Securities will have the right to vote or consent as a separate class on any matter. Determinations as to whether Holders of the requisite aggregate principal amount of Securities have concurred in any direction, waiver or consent shall be made in accordance with this Article 9 and Section 2.14.


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ARTICLE X

Ranking of Note Liens

                    SECTION 10.01. Relative Rights. The Intercreditor Agreement defines the relative rights of holders of Second Priority Liens and holders of Liens securing First Priority Obligations. Nothing in this Indenture or the Intercreditor Agreement will:

          (a) impair, as between the Company and Holders of Securities, the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay principal of, premium and interest on Securities in accordance with their terms or to perform any other obligation of the Company or any other obligor under this Indenture, the Securities, the Guarantees and the Security Documents;

          (b) restrict the right of any Holder to sue for payments that are then due and owing, in a manner not inconsistent with the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement;

          (c) prevent the Trustee, the Collateral Trustee or any Holder from exercising against the Company or any other obligor any of its other available remedies upon a Default or Event of Default (other than as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement); or

          (d) restrict the right of the Trustee, the Collateral Trustee or any Holder (in each case except as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement):

          (i) to file and prosecute a petition seeking an order for relief in an involuntary bankruptcy case as to any obligor or otherwise to commence, or seek relief commencing, any insolvency or liquidation proceeding involuntarily against any obligor;

          (ii) to make, support or oppose any request for an order for dismissal, abstention or conversion in any insolvency or liquidation proceeding;

          (iii) to make, support or oppose, in any insolvency or liquidation proceeding, any request for an order extending or terminating any period during which the debtor (or any other Person) has the exclusive right to propose a plan of reorganization or other dispositive restructuring or liquidation plan therein;

          (iv) to seek the creation of, or appointment to, any official committee representing creditors (or certain of the creditors) in any insolvency or liquidation proceedings and, if appointed, to serve and act as a member of such committee without being in any respect restricted or bound by, or liable for, any of the obligations under this Article 10;

          (v) to seek or object to the appointment of any professional person to serve in any capacity in any insolvency or liquidation proceeding or to support or object to any request for compensation made by any professional person or others therein;


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          (vi) to make, support or oppose any request for an order appointing a trustee or examiner in any insolvency or liquidation proceedings; or

          (vii) otherwise to make, support or oppose any request for relief in any insolvency or liquidation proceeding that it is permitted by law to make, support or oppose if it were a holder of unsecured claims; or as to any matter relating to any plan of reorganization or other restructuring or liquidation plan or as to any matter relating to the administration of the estate or the disposition of the case or proceeding.

ARTICLE XI

Collateral

                    SECTION 11.01. Security Documents. The payment of the principal of and interest and premium, if any, on the Securities when due, whether on an interest payment date, at maturity, by acceleration, repurchase, redemption or otherwise and whether by the Company pursuant to the Securities or by a Guarantor pursuant to its Guarantee, the payment of all other Obligations and the performance of all other obligations of the Company and the Guarantors under the Note Documents are secured as provided in the Security Documents (subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement) which the Company and the Guarantors have entered into simultaneously with the execution of this Indenture and will be secured as provided in Security Documents hereafter delivered as required or permitted by this Indenture. The Company shall, and shall cause each Guarantor to, and each Guarantor shall (subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement), make all filings (including filings of continuation statements and amendments to UCC financing statements that may be necessary to continue the effectiveness of such UCC financing statements) and take all other actions as are necessary or required by the Security Documents to maintain (at the sole cost and expense of the Company and the Guarantors) the security interest created by the Security Documents in the Collateral (other than with respect to any Collateral the security interest in which is not required to be perfected under the Security Documents) as a perfected security interest.

                    SECTION 11.02. Collateral Trustee.

                    (a) The Collateral Trustee is authorized and empowered to appoint one or more co-Collateral Trustees as it deems necessary or appropriate.

                    (b) Subject to Section 7.01, neither the Trustee nor the Collateral Trustee nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, attorneys or agents will be responsible or liable for the existence, genuineness, value or protection of any Collateral, for the legality, enforceability, effectiveness or sufficiency of the Security Documents, for the creation, perfection, priority, sufficiency or protection of any Second Priority Lien, or for any defect or deficiency as to any such matters, or for any failure to demand, collect, foreclose or realize upon or otherwise enforce any of the Second Priority Liens or Security Documents or any delay in doing so.


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                    (c) The Collateral Trustee (subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement) will be subject to such directions as may be given it by the Trustee from time to time (as required or permitted by this Indenture). Except as directed by the Trustee as required or permitted by this Indenture and any other representatives, the Collateral Trustee will not be obligated:

                    (i) to act upon directions purported to be delivered to it by any other Person;

                    (ii) to foreclose upon or otherwise enforce any Second Priority Lien; or

                    (iii) to take any other action whatsoever with regard to any or all of the Second Priority Liens, Security Documents or Collateral.

                    (d) The Collateral Trustee will be accountable only for amounts that it actually receives as a result of the enforcement of the Second Priority Liens or Security Documents.

                    (e) In acting as Collateral Trustee or co-Collateral Trustee, the Collateral Trustee and each co-Collateral Trustee may rely upon and enforce each and all of the rights, powers, immunities, indemnities and benefits of the Trustee under Article 7 hereof.

                    (f) The Holders of Securities agree that the Collateral Trustee shall be entitled to the rights, privileges, protections, immunities, indemnities and benefits provided to the Collateral Trustee by the Security Documents. Furthermore, each Holder of a Security, by accepting such Security, consents to the terms of and authorizes and directs the Trustee and the Collateral Trustee to enter into and perform the Intercreditor Agreement and Security Documents.

                    (g) If the Company (i) Incurs First Priority Obligations at any time when no intercreditor agreement is in effect or at any time when Indebtedness constituting First Priority Obligations entitled to the benefit of an existing Intercreditor Agreement is concurrently retired, and (ii) delivers to the Collateral Trustee an Officer’s Certificate so stating and requesting the Collateral Trustee to enter into an intercreditor agreement (on substantially the same terms as the Intercreditor Agreement in effect on the Issue Date) in favor of a designated agent or representative for the holders of the First Priority Obligations so Incurred, the Collateral Trustee shall (and is hereby authorized and directed to) enter into such intercreditor agreement, bind the Holders on the terms set forth therein and perform and observe its ob ligations thereunder.

                    SECTION 11.03. Authorization of Actions to Be Taken.

                    (a) Each Holder of Securities, by its acceptance thereof, consents and agrees to the terms of each Security Document and the Intercreditor Agreement, as originally in effect and as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time in accordance with its terms or the terms of this Indenture, authorizes and directs the Trustee and the Collateral Trustee to enter into the Security Documents to which it is a party, authorizes and empowers the Trustee to direct the Collateral Trustee to enter into, and the Collateral Trustee to execute and deliver, the Intercreditor Agreement, and authorizes and empowers the Trustee and the Collateral Trustee to bind the Holders of Securities and other holders of Obligations as set forth in the Security Documents to which it is a party and the Intercreditor Agreement and to perform its obligat ions and exercise its rights and powers thereunder.


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                    (b) The Collateral Trustee and the Trustee are authorized and empowered to receive for the benefit of the Holders of Securities any funds collected or distributed under the Security Documents to which the Collateral Trustee or Trustee is a party and to make further distributions of such funds to the Holders of Securities according to the provisions of this Indenture.

                    (c) Subject to the provisions of Section 7.01, Section 7.02, and the Intercreditor Agreement, the Trustee may, in its sole discretion and without the consent of the Holders, direct, on behalf of the Holders, the Collateral Trustee to take all actions it deems necessary or appropriate in order to:

                    (i) foreclose upon or otherwise enforce any or all of the Second Priority Liens;

                    (ii) enforce any of the terms of the Security Documents to which the Collateral Trustee or Trustee is a party; or

                    (iii) collect and receive payment of any and all Obligations.

                    Subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, the Trustee is authorized and empowered to institute and maintain, or direct the Collateral Trustee to institute and maintain, such suits and proceedings as it may deem expedient to protect or enforce the Second Priority Liens or the Security Documents to which the Collateral Trustee or Trustee is a party or to prevent any impairment of Collateral by any acts that may be unlawful or in violation of the Security Documents to which the Collateral Trustee or Trustee is a party or this Indenture, and such suits and proceedings as the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee may deem expedient to preserve or protect its interests and the interests of the Holders of Securities in the Collateral, including power to institute and maintain suits or proceedings to restrain the enforcement of or compli ance with any legislative or other governmental enactment, rule or order that may be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid if the enforcement of, or compliance with, such enactment, rule or order would impair the security interest hereunder or be prejudicial to the interests of holders, the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee.

                    SECTION 11.04. Release of Collateral.

                    (a) Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this Section 11.04, the Collateral may be released from the Lien and security interest created by the Security Documents at any time or from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Security Documents, the Intercreditor Agreement, or as provided hereby. The applicable assets included in the Collateral shall be released from the Liens securing the Securities at the Company’s sole cost and expense, under any one or more of the following circumstances:

                    (i) upon the release of all Liens on such property or assets securing First Priority Obligations; provided, however, that if the Company or any Guarantor subsequently Incurs Liens on property or assets of the Company or any Guarantor of the type constituting the Collateral and the related Liens are Incurred in reliance on clause (6)(B) of the definition of “Permitted Liens”, then the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries will be required to reinstitute the security arrangements in favor of the


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Securities and the Guarantees, which will be Second Priority Liens on the Collateral securing such First Priority Obligations (other than Excluded Assets) to the same extent provided under the Security Documents and on the terms and conditions of the security documents relating to such First Priority Obligations, with the Second Priority Lien held either by the administrative agent, collateral agent or other representative for such First Priority Obligations or by a collateral agent or other representative designated by the Company to hold the Second Priority Liens for the benefit of the Holders of the Securities and the Guarantees and subject to an intercreditor agreement that provides the administrative agent or collateral agent for such First Priority Obligations substantially the same rights and powers as afforded under the Intercreditor Agreement;

                    (ii) to enable the Company and Guarantors to consummate the disposition of such property or assets to the extent not prohibited under the covenant described under Section 4.06;

                    (iii) in respect of the property and assets of a Guarantor, upon the designation of such Guarantor to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary in accordance with the covenant described under Section 4.04 and the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary”;

                    (iv) in respect of the property and assets of a Guarantor, upon the release or discharge of the Guarantee of such Guarantor in accordance with this Indenture;

                    (v) upon the effectiveness of any written consent to release any Collateral granted pursuant to Article 9; and

                    (vi) upon the Company’s election to release any Collateral from the Liens securing the Securities and Guarantees pursuant to Section 4.17.

                    Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an Event of Default under this Indenture exists on the First Priority Obligations Payment Date, the Second Priority Liens on the Collateral securing the Securities will not be released, except to the extent the Collateral or any portion thereof was disposed of in order to repay the First Priority Obligations secured by the Collateral, and thereafter the Trustee (or another designated representative acting at the direction of the holders of a majority of outstanding principal amount of the Securities and Other Second Priority Obligations) will have the right to direct the First Priority Representative to foreclose upon the Collateral (but in such event, the Liens on the Collateral securing the Securities will be released when such Event of Default and all other Events of Default under this I ndenture cease to exist).

                    Upon the receipt of an Officer’s Certificate from the Company, as described in Section 11.04(b) below, if applicable, and any necessary or proper instruments of termination, satisfaction or release prepared by the Company, the Collateral Trustee shall execute, deliver or acknowledge such instruments or releases to evidence the release of any Collateral permitted to be released pursuant to this Indenture or the Security Documents or the Intercreditor Agreement.

                    (b) Except as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement, in connection with (x) any release of Collateral pursuant to Section 11.04(a)(i), (iii), (iv), (v) or (vi) above, such Collateral may not be released from the Lien and security interest created by the Security Documents and (y) any release of Collateral pursuant to Section 11.04(a)(ii), the Collateral Trustee shall not be


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required to execute, deliver or acknowledge any instruments of termination, satisfaction or release, unless, in either case (x) or (y), an Officer’s Certificate and Opinion of Counsel certifying that all conditions precedent have been met and stating under which of the circumstances set forth in Section 11.04(a) above the Collateral is being released have been delivered to the Collateral Trustee on or prior to the date of such release.

                    (c) At any time when a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the maturity of the Securities has been accelerated (whether by declaration or otherwise) and the Trustee has delivered a notice of acceleration to the Collateral Trustee, no release of Collateral pursuant to the provisions of this Indenture or the Security Documents will be effective as against the Holders, except as otherwise provided in the Intercreditor Agreement or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, in connection with the exercise of remedies by the Collateral Trustee.

                    SECTION 11.05. Filing, Recording and Opinions. (a) The Company will comply with the provisions of TIA Sections 314(b), 314(c) and 314(d), in each case following qualification of this Indenture pursuant to the TIA and except to the extent not required as set forth in any SEC regulation or interpretation (including any no-action letter issued by the Staff of the SEC, whether issued to the Company or any other Person). Following such qualification, to the extent the Company is required to furnish to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel pursuant to TIA Section 314(b)(2), the Company will furnish such opinion not more than 60 but not less than 30 days prior to each December 30.

                    Any release of Collateral permitted by Section 11.04 hereof will be deemed not to impair the Liens under this Indenture and the Security Documents in contravention thereof and any Person that is required to deliver an Officer’s Certificate or Opinion of Counsel pursuant to Section 314(d) of the TIA shall be entitled to rely upon the foregoing as a basis for delivery of such certificate or opinion. The Trustee may, to the extent permitted by Section 7.01 and 7.02 hereof, accept as conclusive evidence of compliance with the foregoing provisions the appropriate statements contained in such documents and Opinion of Counsel.

                    If any Collateral is released in accordance with this Indenture, the Intercreditor Agreement or any Security Document and if the Company has delivered the certificates and documents required by the Security Documents and Section 11.04, the Trustee will determine whether it has received all documentation required by TIA Section 314(d) in connection with such release and, based on such determination and the Opinion of Counsel delivered pursuant to Section 11.04, will, upon request, deliver a certificate to the Collateral Trustee setting forth such determination.

                    SECTION 11.06. [Intentionally omitted.]

                    SECTION 11.07. Release Upon Termination of the Company’s Obligations. In the event (i) that the Company delivers to the Trustee, in form and substance acceptable to it, an Officer’s Certificate and Opinion of Counsel certifying that all the obligations under this Indenture, the Securities and the Security Documents have been satisfied and discharged by the payment in full of the Company’s obligations under the Securities, this Indenture and the Security Documents, and all such obligations have been so satisfied, or (ii) a discharge, legal defeasance or covenant defeasance of this Indenture occurs under Article 8, the Trustee shall deliver to the Company and the Collateral Trustee a notice stating that the Trustee, on behalf of


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the Holders, disclaims and gives up any and all rights it has in or to the Collateral, and any rights it has under the Security Documents, and upon receipt by the Collateral Trustee of such notice, the Collateral Trustee shall be deemed not to hold a Lien in the Collateral on behalf of the Trustee and shall do or cause to be done all acts reasonably necessary to release such Lien as soon as is reasonably practicable.

                    SECTION 11.08. Designations. Except as provided in the next sentence, for purposes of the provisions hereof and the Intercreditor Agreement requiring the Company to designate Indebtedness for the purposes of the terms First Priority Obligations and Other Second Priority Obligations or any other such designations hereunder or under the Intercreditor Agreement, any such designation shall be sufficient if the relevant designation provides in writing that such First Priority Obligations or Other Second Priority Obligations are permitted under this Indenture and is signed on behalf of the Company by an Officer and delivered to the Trustee, the Collateral Trustee and the First Priori ty Representative. For all purposes hereof and the Intercreditor Agreement, the Company hereby designates the Obligations pursuant to the Credit Agreement as in effect on the Issue Date as First Priority Obligations.

                    SECTION 11.09. Taking and Destruction. Following the First Priority Obligations Payment Date, upon any Taking or Destruction of any Collateral, all Net Insurance Proceeds received by the Company or any Guarantors shall be deemed Net Proceeds and shall be applied in accordance with Section 4.06.

ARTICLE XII

Guarantees

                    SECTION 12.01. Guarantees. (a) Each Guarantor hereby jointly and severally, irrevocably and unconditionally guarantees on a senior secured basis, as a primary obligor and not merely as a surety, to each Holder and to the Trustee and its successors and assigns (i) the full and punctual payment when due, whether at Stated Maturity, by acceleration, by redemption or otherwise, of all obligations of the Company under this Indenture (including obligations to the Trustee) and the Securities, whether for payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Securities and all other monetary obligations of the Company under this Indenture and the Securities and (ii) the full and punctual performance within applicable grace periods of all other obligations of the Company whether for fees, expenses, indemnification or otherwise under this Indenture and the Securities (all the foregoing being hereinafter collectively called the “Guaranteed Obligations”). Each Guarantor further agrees that the Guaranteed Obligations may be extended or renewed, in whole or in part, without notice or further assent from each such Guarantor, and that each such Guarantor shall remain bound under this Article 12 notwithstanding any extension or renewal of any Guaranteed Obligation.

                    (b) Each Guarantor waives presentation to, demand of payment from and protest to the Company of any of the Guaranteed Obligations and also waives notice of protest for nonpayment. Each Guarantor waives notice of any default under the Securities or the Guaranteed Obligations. The obligations of each Guarantor hereunder shall not be affected by (i) the failure of any Holder or the Trustee to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any right or remedy against the Company or any other Person under this Indenture, the Securities or any


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other agreement or otherwise; (ii) any extension or renewal of this Indenture, the Securities or any other agreement; (iii) any rescission, waiver, amendment or modification of any of the terms or provisions of this Indenture, the Securities or any other agreement; (iv) the release of any security held by any Holder or the Trustee for the Guaranteed Obligations or any Guarantor; (v) the failure of any Holder or Trustee to exercise any right or remedy against any other guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations; or (vi) any change in the ownership of such Guarantor, except in each case as provided in Section 12.02(b).

                    (c) Each Guarantor hereby waives any right to which it may be entitled to have its obligations hereunder divided among the Guarantors, such that such Guarantor’s obligations would be less than the full amount claimed. Each Guarantor hereby waives any right to which it may be entitled to have the assets of the Company first be used and depleted as payment of the Company’s or such Guarantor’s obligations hereunder prior to any amounts being claimed from or paid by such Guarantor hereunder. Each Guarantor hereby waives any right to which it may be entitled to require that the Company be sued prior to an action being initiated against such Guarantor.

                    (d) Each Guarantor further agrees that its Guarantee herein constitutes a guarantee of payment, performance and compliance when due (and not a guarantee of collection) and waives any right to require that any resort be had by any Holder or the Trustee to any security held for payment of the Guaranteed Obligations.

                    (e) Except as expressly set forth in Sections 8.01(b), 12.02 and 12.06, the obligations of each Guarantor hereunder shall not be subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason, including any claim of waiver, release, surrender, alteration or compromise, and shall not be subject to any defense of setoff, counterclaim, recoupment or termination whatsoever or by reason of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of the Guaranteed Obligations or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the obligations of each Guarantor herein shall not be discharged or impaired or otherwise affected by the failure of any Holder or the Trustee to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any remedy under this Indenture, the Securities or any other agreement, by any waiver or modification o f any thereof, by any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the performance of the obligations, or by any other act or thing or omission or delay to do any other act or thing which may or might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of any Guarantor or would otherwise operate as a discharge of any Guarantor as a matter of law or equity.

                    (f) Each Guarantor agrees that its Guarantee shall remain in full force and effect until payment in full of all the Guaranteed Obligations. Each Guarantor further agrees that its Guarantee herein shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment, or any part thereof, of principal of or interest on any Guaranteed Obligation is rescinded or must otherwise be restored by any Holder or the Trustee upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of the Company or otherwise.

                    (g) In furtherance of the foregoing and not in limitation of any other right which any Holder or the Trustee has at law or in equity against any Guarantor by virtue hereof, upon the failure of the Company to pay the principal of or interest on any Guaranteed Obligation when and as the same shall become due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, by redemption or


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otherwise, or to perform or comply with any other Guaranteed Obligation, each Guarantor hereby promises to and shall, upon receipt of written demand by the Trustee, forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, in cash, to the Holders or the Trustee an amount equal to the sum of (i) the unpaid principal amount of such Guaranteed Obligations, (ii) accrued and unpaid interest on such Guaranteed Obligations (but only to the extent not prohibited by applicable law) and (iii) all other monetary obligations of the Company to the Holders and the Trustee.

                    (h) Each Guarantor agrees that it shall not be entitled to any right of subrogation in relation to the Holders in respect of any Guaranteed Obligations guaranteed hereby until payment in full of all Guaranteed Obligations. Each Guarantor further agrees that, as between it, on the one hand, and the Holders and the Trustee, on the other hand, (i) the maturity of the Guaranteed Obligations guaranteed hereby may be accelerated as provided in Article 6 for the purposes of any Guarantee herein, notwithstanding any stay, injunction or other prohibition preventing such acceleration in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations guaranteed hereby, and (ii) in the event of any declaration of acceleration of such Guaranteed Obligations as provided in Article 6, such Guaranteed Obligations (whether or not due and payable) shall forthwith bec ome due and payable by such Guarantor for the purposes of this Section 12.01.

                    (i) Each Guarantor also agrees to pay any and all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred by the Trustee or any Holder in enforcing any rights under this Section 12.01.

                    (j) Upon request of the Trustee, each Guarantor shall execute and deliver such further instruments and do such further acts as may be reasonably necessary or proper to carry out more effectively the purpose of this Indenture.

                    SECTION 12.02. Limitation on Liability. (a) Any term or provision of this Indenture to the contrary notwithstanding, the maximum aggregate amount of the Guaranteed Obligations guaranteed hereunder by any Guarantor shall not exceed the maximum amount that can be hereby guaranteed without rendering this Indenture, as it relates to such Guarantor, voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally.

                    (b) A Guarantee as to any Guarantor shall terminate and be of no further force or effect and such Guarantor shall be deemed to be released from all obligations under this Article 12 upon:

           (i) the sale, disposition or other transfer (including through merger or consolidation) of the Capital Stock (including any sale, disposition or other transfer following which the applicable Guarantor is no longer a Restricted Subsidiary) of the applicable Guarantor if such sale, disposition or other transfer is made in compliance with this Indenture and such Guarantor is released from its guarantees, if any, of, and all pledges and security, if any, granted in connection with, the Credit Agreement and any other Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary,


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                    (ii) the Company designating such Guarantor to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary in accordance with the provisions set forth under Section 4.04 and the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary,”

                    (iii) in the case of any Restricted Subsidiary that after the Issue Date is required to guarantee the Securities pursuant to Section 4.11, the release or discharge of the guarantee by such Restricted Subsidiary of Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary or such Restricted Subsidiary or the repayment of the Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock, in each case, which resulted in the obligation to guarantee the Securities, and

                    (iv) the Company’s exercise of its defeasance options under Article 8, or if the Company’s obligations under this Indenture are discharged in accordance with the terms of this Indenture.

                    A Guarantee also shall be automatically released upon the applicable Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary as a result of any foreclosure of any pledge or security interest securing Bank Indebtedness or other exercise of remedies in respect thereof.

                    SECTION 12.03. Successors and Assigns. This Article 12 shall be binding upon each Guarantor and its successors and assigns and shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Trustee and the Holders and, in the event of any transfer or assignment of rights by any Holder or the Trustee, the rights and privileges conferred upon that party in this Indenture and in the Securities shall automatically extend to and be vested in such transferee or assignee, all subject to the terms and conditions of this Indenture.

                    SECTION 12.04. No Waiver. Neither a failure nor a delay on the part of either the Trustee or the Holders in exercising any right, power or privilege under this Article 12 shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall a single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any right, power or privilege. The rights, remedies and benefits of the Trustee and the Holders herein expressly specified are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights, remedies or benefits which either may have under this Article 12 at law, in equity, by statute or otherwise.

                    SECTION 12.05. Modification. No modification, amendment or waiver of any provision of this Article 12, nor the consent to any departure by any Guarantor therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the Trustee, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given. No notice to or demand on any Guarantor in any case shall entitle such Guarantor to any other or further notice or demand in the same, similar or other circumstances.

                    SECTION 12.06. Execution of Supplemental Indenture for Future Guarantors. Each Subsidiary and other Person which is required to become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 4.11 shall promptly execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture in the form of Exhibit D hereto pursuant to which such Subsidiary or other Person shall become a Guarantor under this Article 12 and shall guarantee the Guaranteed Obligations. Concurrently with the execution and delivery of such supplemental indenture, the Company shall deliver to the


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Trustee an Opinion of Counsel and an Officer’s Certificate to the effect that such supplemental indenture has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by such Subsidiary or other Person and that, subject to the application of bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance or transfer and other similar laws relating to creditors’ rights generally and to the principles of equity, whether considered in a proceeding at law or in equity, the Guarantee of such Guarantor is a valid and binding obligation of such Guarantor, enforceable against such Guarantor in accordance with its terms and/or to such other matters as the Trustee may reasonably request.

                    SECTION 12.07. Non-Impairment. The failure to endorse a Guarantee on any Security shall not affect or impair the validity thereof.

ARTICLE XIII

Miscellaneous

                    SECTION 13.01. Trust Indenture Act Controls. If and to the extent that any provision of this Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with the duties imposed by, or with another provision (an “incorporated provision”) included in this Indenture by operation of, Sections 310 to 318 of the TIA, inclusive, such imposed duties or incorporated provision shall control.

                    SECTION 13.02. Notices. (a) Any notice or communication required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and delivered in person, via facsimile or mailed by first-class mail addressed as follows:

if to the Company or a Guarantor:

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
22 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, New York 12211-2374
Attention: Chief Financial Officer
Facsimile: 518-533-4609

if to the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee:

The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.
222 Berkeley Street, 2
nd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Attention: Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Account Manager
Facsimile: 617-351-2401

The Company, the Collateral Trustee or the Trustee by notice to the other may designate additional or different addresses for subsequent notices or communications.

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registration books of the Registrar and shall be sufficiently given if so delivered within the time prescribed.

                    (c) Failure to deliver a notice or communication to a Holder or any defect in it shall not affect its sufficiency with respect to other Holders. If a notice or communication is delivered in the manner provided above, it is duly given, whether or not the addressee receives it, except that notices to the Trustee are effective only if received.

                    SECTION 13.03. Communication by the Holders with Other Holders. The Holders may communicate pursuant to Section 312(b) of the TIA with other Holders with respect to their rights under this Indenture or the Securities. The Company, the Trustee, the Registrar and other Persons shall have the protection of Section 312(c) of the TIA.

                    SECTION 13.04. Certificate and Opinion as to Conditions Precedent. Upon any request or application by the Company to the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee to take or refrain from taking any action under this Indenture, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee at the request of the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee, as applicable:

          (a) an Officer’s Certificate in form reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee, as applicable stating that, in the opinion of the signers, all conditions precedent, if any, provided for in this Indenture relating to the proposed action have been complied with; and

          (b) an Opinion of Counsel in form reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee or the Collateral Trustee, as applicable stating that, in the opinion of such counsel, all such conditions precedent have been complied with.

                    SECTION 13.05. Statements Required in Certificate or Opinion. Each certificate or opinion with respect to compliance with a covenant or condition provided for in this Indenture (other than pursuant to Section 4.09) shall include:

          (a) a statement that the individual making such certificate or opinion has read such covenant or condition;

          (b) a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based;

          (c) a statement that, in the opinion of such individual, he has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable him to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and

          (d) a statement as to whether or not, in the opinion of such individual, such covenant or condition has been complied with; provided, however, that with respect to matters of fact an Opinion of Counsel may rely on an Officer’s Certificate or certificates of public officials.

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consent, Securities owned by the Company, any Guarantor or by any Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with the Company or any Guarantor shall be disregarded and deemed not to be outstanding, except that, for the purpose of determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in relying on any such direction, waiver or consent, only Securities which the Trustee knows are so owned shall be so disregarded. Subject to the foregoing, only Securities outstanding at the time shall be considered in any such determination.

                    SECTION 13.07. Rules by Trustee, Paying Agent and Registrar. The Trustee may make reasonable rules for action by or a meeting of the Holders. The Registrar and a Paying Agent may make reasonable rules for their functions.

                    SECTION 13.08. Legal Holidays. If a payment date is not a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day, and no interest shall accrue on any amount that would have been otherwise payable on such payment date if it were a Business Day for the intervening period. If a regular record date is not a Business Day, the record date shall not be affected.

                    SECTION 13.09. GOVERNING LAW. THIS INDENTURE AND THE SECURITIES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW.

                    SECTION 13.10. No Recourse Against Others. No director, officer, employee, manager, incorporator or holder of any Equity Interests in the Company or of any Guarantor or any direct or indirect parent corporation, as such, shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company or the Guarantors under the Securities or this Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation. Each Holder of Securities by accepting a Security waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Securities.

                    SECTION 13.11. Successors. All agreements of the Company and each Guarantor in this Indenture and the Securities shall bind its successors. All agreements of the Trustee and the Collateral Trustee in this Indenture shall bind its successors.

                    SECTION 13.12. Multiple Originals. The parties may sign any number of copies of this Indenture. Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them together represent the same agreement. One signed copy is enough to prove this Indenture.

                    SECTION 13.13. Table of Contents; Headings. The table of contents, cross-reference sheet and headings of the Articles and Sections of this Indenture have been inserted for convenience of reference only, are not intended to be considered a part hereof and shall not modify or restrict any of the terms or provisions hereof.

                    SECTION 13.14. Indenture Controls. If and to the extent that any provision of the Securities limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of this Indenture, such provision of this Indenture shall control.


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                    SECTION 13.15. Severability. In case any provision in this Indenture shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability.

                    SECTION 13.16. Force Majeure. In no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations under this Indenture arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of God, and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software or hardware) services.

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                    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Indenture to be duly executed as of the date first written above.

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE 
MATERIALS INC., 
       
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE 
MATERIALS WORLDWIDE INC., 
            
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE
MATERIALS USA INC., 
         
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
JUNIPER BOND HOLDINGS I LLC, 
         by  Momentive Performance Materials
               Inc., its sole member 
 
                        
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer


JUNIPER BOND HOLDINGS II LLC, 
 
         by       Momentive Performance Materials 
       Inc., its sole member 
 
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
JUNIPER BOND HOLDINGS III LLC, 
 
         by       Momentive Performance Materials 
       Inc., its sole member 
 
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
JUNIPER BOND HOLDINGS IV LLC, 
 
         by       Momentive Performance Materials 
       Inc., its sole member 
 
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE 
MATERIALS QUARTZ, INC. 
 
             by    /s/ Joseph P. Reyes     
                   Name:  Joseph P. Reyes
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer


MPM SILICONES, LLC, 
 
         by  Momentive Performance Materials  
               USA Inc., its sole member
                
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE 
MATERIALS SOUTH AMERICA INC., 
 
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE 
MATERIALS CHINA SPV INC.,
 
             by    /s/ Anthony S. Colatrella      
                   Name:  Anthony S. Colatrella
                   Title:  Chief Financial Officer


THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST
COMPANY, N.A., 
as Trustee and Collateral Trustee,
          by   /s/ Vaneta Bernard                
                Name:  Vaneta Bernard
                Title:  Vice President


APPENDIX A

PROVISIONS RELATING TO INITIAL SECURITIES, ADDITIONAL SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE SECURITIES

                    1.           Definitions.

                    1.1         Definitions.

                    For the purposes of this Appendix A the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below:

                    “Additional Interest” has the meaning set forth in the Registration Agreement.

                    “Dealer Manager Agreement” means the Dealer Manager Agreement dated May 12, 2009, among the Company, certain subsidiaries of the Company party thereto and the Dealer Managers.

                    “Dealer Managers” means J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd., UBS Securities LLC and UBS Limited, each party to the Dealer Manager Agreement.

                    “Definitive Security” means a certificated Initial Security or Exchange Security (bearing the Restricted Securities Legend if the transfer of such Security is restricted by applicable law) that does not include the Global Securities Legend.

                    “Depository” means The Depository Trust Company, its nominees and their respective successors.

                    “Global Securities Legend” means the legend set forth under that caption in the applicable Exhibit to this Indenture.

                    “IAI” means an institutional “accredited investor” as described in Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act.

                    “QIB” means a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A.

                    “Registered Exchange Offer” means the offer by the Company, pursuant to the Registration Agreement, to certain Holders of Initial Securities, to issue and deliver to such Holders, in exchange for their Initial Securities, a like aggregate principal amount of Exchange Securities registered under the Securities Act.

                    “Registration Agreement” means (a) the Registration Rights Agreement dated as of June 15, 2009 among the Company, the Guarantors and the Dealer Managers relating to the Securities and (b) any other similar Registration Rights Agreement relating to Additional Securities.

                    “Regulation S” means Regulation S under the Securities Act.


                    “Regulation S Securities” means all Initial Securities offered and sold outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S.

                    “Restricted Period,” with respect to any Securities, means the period of 40 consecutive days beginning on and including the later of (a) the day on which such Securities are first offered to persons other than distributors (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) in reliance on Regulation S, notice of which day shall be promptly given by the Company the Trustee, and (b) the Issue Date, and with respect to any Additional Securities that are Transfer Restricted Securities, it means the comparable period of 40 consecutive days.

                    “Restricted Securities Legend” means the legend set forth in Section 2.2(f)(i) herein.

                    “Rule 501” means Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act.

                    “Rule 144A” means Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

                   
“Rule 144A Securities” means all Initial Securities offered and sold to QIBs in reliance on Rule 144A.

                    “Securities Custodian” means the custodian with respect to a Global Security (as appointed by the Depository) or any successor person thereto, who shall initially be the Trustee.

                    “Shelf Registration Statement” means a registration statement filed by the Company in connection with the offer and sale of Initial Securities pursuant to the Registration Agreement.

                    “Transfer Restricted Global Securities” means Global Securities that bear or are required to bear or are subject to the Restricted Securities Legend.

                    “Transfer Restricted Securities” means Definitive Securities that bear or are required to bear or are subject to the Restricted Securities Legend.

                    “Unrestricted Definitive Security” means Definitive Securities and any other Securities that are not required to bear, or are not subject to, the Restricted Securities Legend.

                    “Unrestricted Global Security” means a Global Security that is not a Transfer Restricted Global Security.

                    1.2           Other Definitions.

Term:    Defined in Section: 
 
Agent Members                       2.1(b) 
Global Securities                       2.1(b) 
IAI Global Securities                       2.1(b) 
Regulation S Global Securities                       2.1(b) 
Rule 144A Global Securities                       2.1(b) 

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Regulation S Permanent Global Security    2.1(b) 
Regulation S Temporary Global Security    2.1(b) 

                    2.           The Securities.

                    2.1         Form and Dating; Global Securities.

                    (a)           The Initial Securities issued on the date hereof will be offered and sold by the Company only (1) in the United States to Persons who are QIBs as defined in Rule 144A and (2) outside the United States to Persons other than U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S) in reliance on Regulation S. Such Initial Securities may thereafter be transferred to, among others, QIBs and purchasers in reliance on Regulation S and, except as set forth below, IAIs in accordance with Rule 501. Additional Securities offered after the date hereof may be offered and sold by the Company fr om time to time pursuant to one or more purchase agreements or exchange offers in accordance with applicable law.

                     (b)           Global Securities. (i) Rule 144A Securities initially shall be represented by one or more Securities in definitive, fully registered, global form without interest coupons (collectively, the “Rule 144A Global Securities”).

                    Regulation S Securities initially shall be represented by one or more Securities in fully registered, global form without interest coupons (collectively, the “Regulation S Temporary Global Security” and, together with the Regulation S Permanent Global Security (defined below), the “Regulation S Global Securities”). One or more global securities in fully registered form without interest coupons and bearing the Global Securities Legend and the Restricted Securities Legend (collectively, the “IAI Global Securities”) shall also be issued on or after the Issue Date, deposited with the Securities Custodian, and registered in the name of the Depository or a nominee of the Depository, duly executed by the Company and authenticated by the Trustee as provided in the Indenture to accommodate transfers of beneficial interests in the Securities to IAIs subsequent to the initial distribution.

                    The Restricted Period shall be terminated upon certification in form reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee, if required, that beneficial ownership interests in the Regulation S Temporary Global Security are owned either by non-U.S. Persons or U.S. Persons who purchased such interests in a transaction that did not require registration under the Securities Act (except to the extent of any beneficial owners thereof who acquired an interest therein during the Restricted Period pursuant to another exemption from registration under the Securities Act and who shall take delivery of a beneficial ownership interest in a 144A Global Security bearing a Restricted Securities Legend, all as contemplated by this Appendix A).

                    Following the termination of the Restricted Period, beneficial interests in the Regulation S Temporary Global Security shall be exchanged for beneficial interests in a permanent Global Security (the “Regulation S Permanent Global Security”) pursuant to the applicable procedures of the Depository. Simultaneously with the authentication of the Regulation S Permanent Global Security, the Trustee shall cancel the Regulation S Temporary Global Security. The aggregate principal amount of the Regulation S Temporary Global Security and the Regulation S Permanent Global Security may from time to time be increased or

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decreased by adjustments made on the records of the Trustee and the Depository or its nominee, as the case may be, in connection with transfers of interest as hereinafter provided.

                    The term “Global Securities” means the Rule 144A Global Securities and the Regulation S Global Securities. The Global Securities shall bear the Global Security Legend. The Global Securities initially shall (i) be registered in the name of the Depository or the nominee of such Depository, in each case for credit to an account of an Agent Member, (ii) be delivered to the Trustee as custodian for such Depository and (iii) bear the Restricted Securities Legend.

                    Members of, or direct or indirect participants in, the Depository (“Agent Members”) shall have no rights under this Indenture with respect to any Global Security held on their behalf by the Depository, or the Trustee as its custodian, or under the Global Securities. The Depository may be treated by the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee as the absolute owner of the Global Securities 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 a Holder of any Security.

                    (ii)          Transfers of Global Securities shall be limited to transfer in whole, but not in part, to the Depository, its successors or their respective nominees. Interests of beneficial owners in the Global Securities may be transferred or exchanged for Definitive Securities only in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository and the provisions of Section 2.2. In addition, a Global Security shall be exchangeable for Definitive Securities if (x) the Depository (1) notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as depository for such Global S ecurity or (2) has ceased to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act and in each case a successor depository is not appointed, (y) the Company, at its option and subject to the procedures of the Depository, notifies the Trustee in writing that it elects to cause the issuance of Definitive Securities or (z) there shall have occurred and be continuing an Event of Default with respect to the Securities; provided that in no event shall the Regulation S Temporary Global Security be exchanged by the Company for Definitive Securities prior to (x) the expiration of the Restricted Period and (y) the receipt by the Registrar of any certificates required pursuant to Rule 903(b)(3)(ii)(B) under the Securities Act. In all cases, Definitive Securities delivered in exchange for any Global Security or beneficial interests therein shall be registered in the names, and issued in any approved denominations, requested by or on behalf of the Depository in accordance with its customary procedures.

                    (iii)          In connection with the transfer of a Global Security as an entirety to beneficial owners pursuant to subsection (i) of this Section 2.1(b), such Global Security shall be deemed to be surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and make available for delivery, to each beneficial owner identified by the Depository in writing in exchange for its beneficial interest in such Global Security, an equal aggregate principal amount of Definitive Securities of authorized denominations.

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                    (iv)           Any Transfer Restricted Security delivered in exchange for an interest in a Global Security pursuant to Section 2.2 shall, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.2, bear the Restricted Securities Legend.

                    (v)           The Holder of any Global Security may grant proxies and otherwise authorize any Person, including Agent Members and Persons that may hold interests through Agent Members, to take any action which a Holder is entitled to take under this Indenture or the Securities.

                    2.2          Transfer and Exchange.

                    (a)           Transfer and Exchange of Global Securities. A Global Security may not be transferred as a whole except as set forth in Section 2.1(b) . Global Securities will not be exchanged by the Company for Definitive Securities except under the circumstances described in Section 2.1(b)(ii) . Global Securities also may be exchanged or replaced, in whole or in part, as provided in Sections 2.08 and 2.10 of this Indenture. Beneficial interests in a Global Security may be transferred and exchanged as provided in Section 2.2(b) or 2.2(g) .

                    (b)          Transfer and Exchange of Beneficial Interests in Global Securities. The transfer and exchange of beneficial interests in the Global Securities shall be effected through the Depository, in accordance with the provisions of this Indenture and the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository. Beneficial interests in Transfer Restricted Global Securities shall be subject to restrictions on transfer comparable to those set forth herein to the extent required by the Securities Act. Beneficial interests in Global Securities shall be transferred or exchanged only for beneficial interests in Global Securities. Transfers and exchanges of beneficial interests in the Global Securities also shall require compliance with either subparagraph (i) or (ii) below, as applicable, as well as one or more of the other following subparagraphs, as applicable:

          (i)          Transfer of Beneficial Interests in the Same Global Security. Beneficial interests in any Transfer Restricted Global Security may be transferred to Persons who take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in the same Transfer Restricted Global Security in accordance with the transfer restrictions set forth in the Restricted Securities Legend; provided, however, that prior to the expiration of the Restricted Period, transfers of beneficial interests in a Regulation S Global Security may not be made to a U.S. Person or for the account or benefit of a U.S. Person. A beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security may be transferred to Persons who take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security. No written orders or instructions shall be required to be delivered to the Registrar to effect the transfers described in this Section 2.2(b)(i).

          (ii)          All Other Transfers and Exchanges of Beneficial Interests in Global Securities. In connection with all transfers and exchanges of beneficial interests in any Global Security that is not subject to Section 2.2(b)(i), the transferor of such beneficial interest must deliver to the Registrar (1) a written order from an Agent Member given to the Depository in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository directing the Depository to credit or cause to be credited a beneficial interest in another Global Security in an amount equal to the beneficial interest to be transferred or

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exchanged and (2) instructions given in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository containing information regarding the Agent Member account to be credited with such increase. Upon satisfaction of all of the requirements for transfer or exchange of beneficial interests in Global Securities contained in this Indenture and the Securities or otherwise applicable under the Securities Act, the Trustee shall adjust the principal amount of the relevant Global Security pursuant to Section 2.2(g).

                    (iii)      Transfer of Beneficial Interests to Another Transfer Restricted Global Security. A beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security may be transferred to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in another Transfer Restricted Global Security if the transfer complies with the requirements of Section 2.2(b)(ii) above and the Registrar receives the following:

          (A)     if the transferee will take delivery in the form of a beneficial interest in a Rule 144A Global Security, then the transferor must deliver a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security;

          (B)     if the transferee will take delivery in the form of a beneficial interest in an IAI Global Security, then the transferor must deliver a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security; and

          (C)     if the transferee will take delivery in the form of a beneficial interest in a Regulation S Global Security, then the transferor must deliver a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security.

                    In the case of a transfer of a beneficial interest in either the Regulation S Temporary Global Security, the Regulation S Permanent Global Security or a Rule 144A Global Security for an interest in an IAI Global Security, the transferee must furnish a signed letter in the form of Exhibit C to the Trustee.

                    (iv)     Transfer and Exchange of Beneficial Interests in a Transfer Restricted Global Security for Beneficial Interests in an Unrestricted Global Security. A beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security may be exchanged by any holder thereof for a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security or transferred to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security if the exchange or transfer complies with the requirements of Secti on 2.2(b)(ii) above and the Registrar receives the following:

           (A)     if the holder of such beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security proposes to exchange such beneficial interest for a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security, a certificate from such holder in the form attached to the applicable Security; or

           (B)      if the holder of such beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security proposes to transfer such beneficial interest to a Person who shall take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global

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Security, a certificate from such holder in the form attached to the applicable Security,

and, in each such case, if the Company or the Registrar so requests or if the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository so require, an Opinion of Counsel in form reasonably acceptable to the Registrar to the effect that such exchange or transfer is in compliance with the Securities Act and that the restrictions on transfer contained herein and in the Restricted Securities Legend are no longer required in order to maintain compliance with the Securities Act. If any such transfer or exchange is effected pursuant to this subparagraph (iv) at a time when an Unrestricted Global Security has not yet been issued, the Company shall issue and, upon receipt of a written order of the Company in the form of an Officer’s Certificate in accordance with Section 2.01, the Trustee shall authenticate one or more Unrestricted Global Securities in an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount o f beneficial interests transferred or exchanged pursuant to this subparagraph (iv).

                    (v)          Transfer and Exchange of Beneficial Interests in an Unrestricted Global Security for Beneficial Interests in a Transfer Restricted Global Security. Beneficial interests in an Unrestricted Global Security cannot be exchanged for, or transferred to Persons who take delivery thereof in the form of, a beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security.

                              (c)          Transfer and Exchange of Beneficial Interests in Global Securities for Definitive Securities. A beneficial interest in a Global Security may not be exchanged for a Definitive Security except under the circumstances described in Section 2.1(b)(ii). A beneficial interest in a Global Security may not be tr ansferred to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a Definitive Security except under the circumstances described in Section 2.1(b)(ii).

                              (d)           Transfer and Exchange of Definitive Securities for Beneficial Interests in Global Securities. Transfers and exchanges of beneficial interests in the Global Securities also shall require compliance with either subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii) below, as applicable:

                    (i)           Transfer Restricted Securities to Beneficial Interests in Transfer Restricted Global Securities. If any Holder of a Transfer Restricted Security proposes to exchange such Transfer Restricted Security for a beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security or to transfer such Transfer Restricted Security to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in a Transf er Restricted Global Security, then, upon receipt by the Registrar of the following documentation:

     (A)          if the Holder of such Transfer Restricted Security proposes to exchange such Transfer Restricted Security for a beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security;

     (B)          if such Transfer Restricted Security is being transferred to a QIB in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security;

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     (C)      if such Transfer Restricted Security is being transferred to a Non-U.S. Person in an offshore transaction in accordance with Rule 903 or Rule 904 under the Securities Act, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security;

     (D)      if such Transfer Restricted Security is being transferred pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act in accordance with Rule 144 under the Securities Act, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security;

     (E)      if such Transfer Restricted Security is being transferred to an IAI in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act other than those listed in subparagraphs (B) through (D) above, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security, including the certifications, certificates and Opinion of Counsel, if applicable; or

     (F)      if such Transfer Restricted Security is being transferred to the Company or a Subsidiary thereof, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security;

the Trustee shall cancel the Transfer Restricted Security, and increase or cause to be increased the aggregate principal amount of the appropriate Transfer Restricted Global Security.

     (ii)               Transfer Restricted Securities to Beneficial Interests in Unrestricted Global Securities. A Holder of a Transfer Restricted Security may exchange such Transfer Restricted Security for a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security or transfer such Transfer Restricted Security to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security only if the Registrar receives the following:

     (A)     if the Holder of such Transfer Restricted Security proposes to exchange such Transfer Restricted Security for a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security; or

     (B)      if the Holder of such Transfer Restricted Securities proposes to transfer such Transfer Restricted Security to a Person who shall take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security,

and, in each such case, if the Company or the Registrar so requests or if the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository so require, an Opinion of Counsel in form reasonably acceptable to the Registrar to the effect that such exchange or transfer is in compliance with the Securities Act and that the restrictions on transfer contained herein and in the Restricted Securities Legend are no longer required in order to maintain compliance with the Securities Act. Upon satisfaction of the conditions of this subparagraph (ii), the Trustee shall cancel the Transfer Restricted Securities and increase

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or cause to be increased the aggregate principal amount of the Unrestricted Global Security. If any such transfer or exchange is effected pursuant to this subparagraph (ii) at a time when an Unrestricted Global Security has not yet been issued, the Company shall issue and, upon receipt of a written order of the Company in the form of an Officer’s Certificate, the Trustee shall authenticate one or more Unrestricted Global Securities in an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of Transfer Restricted Securities transferred or exchanged pursuant to this subparagraph (ii).

     (iii)          Unrestricted Definitive Securities to Beneficial Interests in Unrestricted Global Securities. A Holder of an Unrestricted Definitive Security may exchange such Unrestricted Definitive Security for a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security or transfer such Unrestricted Definitive Security to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in an Unrestricted Global Security at any time. Upon receipt of a request for such an exchange or transfer, the Trustee shall cancel the applicable Unrestricted Definitive Security and increase or cause to be increased the aggregate principal amount of one of the Unrestricted Global Securities. If any such transfer or exchange is effected pursuant to this subparagraph (iii) at a time when an Unrestricted Global Security has not yet been issued, the Company shall issue and, upon receipt of a written order of the Company in the form of an Officer’s Certificate, the Trustee shall authenticate one or more Unrestricted Global Securities in an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of Unrestricted Definitive Securities transferred or exchanged pursuant to this subparagraph (iii).

     (iv)          Unrestricted Definitive Securities to Beneficial Interests in Transfer Restricted Global Securities. An Unrestricted Definitive Security cannot be exchanged for, or transferred to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of, a beneficial interest in a Transfer Restricted Global Security.

               (e)          Transfer and Exchange of Definitive Securities for Definitive Securities. Upon request by a Holder of Definitive Securities and such Holder’s compliance with the provisions of this Section 2.2(e), the Registrar shall register the transfer or exchange of Definitive Securities. Prior to such registration of transfer or exchange, the requesting Holder shall present or surrender to the Registrar the Definitive Securities duly endorsed or accompanied by a writt en instruction of transfer in form satisfactory to the Registrar duly executed by such Holder or by its attorney, duly authorized in writing. In addition, the requesting Holder shall provide any additional certifications, documents and information, as applicable, required pursuant to the following provisions of this Section 2.2(e).

     (i)          Transfer Restricted Securities to Transfer Restricted Securities. A Transfer Restricted Security may be transferred to and registered in the name of a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a Transfer Restricted Security if the Registrar receives the following:

     (A)     if the transfer will be made pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act, a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security;

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     (B)      if the transfer will be made pursuant to Rule 903 or Rule 904 under the Securities Act, a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security;

     (C)      if the transfer will be made pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act in accordance with Rule 144 under the Securities Act, a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security;

     (D)      if the transfer will be made to an IAI in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act other than those listed in subparagraphs (A) through (D) above, a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security; and

     (E)      if such transfer will be made to the Company or a Subsidiary thereof, a certificate in the form attached to the applicable Security.

     (ii)        Transfer Restricted Securities to Unrestricted Definitive Securities. Any Transfer Restricted Security may be exchanged by the Holder thereof for an Unrestricted Definitive Security or transferred to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of an Unrestricted Definitive Security if the Registrar receives the following:

     (1)      if the Holder of such Transfer Restricted Security proposes to exchange such Transfer Restricted Security for an Unrestricted Definitive Security, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security; or

     (2)      if the Holder of such Transfer Restricted Security proposes to transfer such Securities to a Person who shall take delivery thereof in the form of an Unrestricted Definitive Security, a certificate from such Holder in the form attached to the applicable Security,

and, in each such case, if the Registrar so requests, an Opinion of Counsel in form reasonably acceptable to the Company to the effect that such exchange or transfer is in compliance with the Securities Act and that the restrictions on transfer contained herein and in the Restricted Securities Legend are no longer required in order to maintain compliance with the Securities Act.

     (iii)      Unrestricted Definitive Securities to Unrestricted Definitive Securities. A Holder of an Unrestricted Definitive Security may transfer such Unrestricted Definitive Securities to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of an Unrestricted Definitive Security at any time. Upon receipt of a request to register such a transfer, the Registrar shall register the Unrestricted Definitive Securities pursuant to the instructions from the Holder thereof.

     (iv)     Unrestricted Definitive Securities to Transfer Restricted Securities. An Unrestricted Definitive Security cannot be exchanged for, or transferred to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of, a Transfer Restricted Security.

     (f)       Legend.

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               (i)      Except as permitted by the following paragraphs (ii), (iii) or (iv), each Security certificate evidencing the Global Securities and the Definitive Securities (and all Securities issued in exchange therefor or in substitution thereof) shall bear a legend in substantially the following form (each defined term in the legend being defined as such for purposes of the legend only):

THIS SECURITY (OR ITS PREDECESSOR) WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED IN A TRANSACTION EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”) AND THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED, ENCUMBERED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REGISTRATION OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION THEREFROM. EACH HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE SELLER OF THIS SECURITY MAY BE RELYING ON THE EXEMPTION FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 5 OF THE SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144A THEREUNDER. THE HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY AGREES ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ANY INVESTOR ACCOUNT FOR WHICH IT HAS PURCHASED SECURITIES, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMPANY, THAT (A) THIS SECURITY MAY BE OFFERED, RESOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED ONLY (I) IN THE UNITED STATES TO A PERSON WHOM THE SELLER REASONABLY BELIEVES IS A “QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER” (AS DEFINED IN RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) IN A TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, (II) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 904 UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (III) PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144 THEREUNDER (IF AVAILABLE), (IV) PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (V) TO THE COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OR (VI) TO AN INSTITUTIONAL “ACCREDITED INVESTOR” (AS DEFINED IN RULE 501(A)(1), (2), (3) OR (7) OF REGULATION D UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) THAT, PRIOR TO SUCH TRANSFER, FURNISHES THE TRUSTEE A SIGNED LETTER CONTAINING CERTAIN REPRESENTATIONS AND AGREEMENTS RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF SECURITIES AND, IF SUCH TRANSFER IS IN RESPECT OF AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SECURITIES LESS THAN $ 250,000, AN OPINION OF COUNSEL ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMPANY AND THE TRUSTEE THAT SUCH TRANSFER IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT, IN EACH OF CASES (I) THROUGH (VI) IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND (B) THE HOLDER WILL, AND EACH SUBSEQUENT HOLDER IS REQUIRED TO, NOTIFY ANY HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY FROM IT OF THE RESALE RESTRICTIONS REFERRED TO IN (A) ABOVE.

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[FOR REGULATION S ONLY] [THIS SECURITY (OR ITS PREDECESSOR) WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED IN A TRANSACTION EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, ANY U.S. PERSON EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND ALL APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. TERMS USED ABOVE HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.]

Each Definitive Security shall bear the following additional legend:

IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSFER, THE HOLDER WILL DELIVER TO THE REGISTRAR AND TRANSFER AGENT SUCH CERTIFICATES AND OTHER INFORMATION AS SUCH TRANSFER AGENT MAY REASONABLY REQUIRE TO CONFIRM THAT THE TRANSFER COMPLIES WITH THE FOREGOING RESTRICTIONS.

               (ii)      Upon any sale or transfer of a Transfer Restricted Security, the Registrar shall permit the Holder thereof to exchange such Transfer Restricted Security for a Definitive Security that does not bear the legends set forth above and rescind any restriction on the transfer of such Transfer Restricted Security if the Holder certifies in writing to the Registrar that its request for such exchange was made in reliance on Rule 144 (such certification to be in the form set forth on the reverse of the Initial Security).

               (iii)      After a transfer of any Initial Securities during the period of the effectiveness of a Shelf Registration Statement with respect to such Initial Securities, all requirements pertaining to the Restricted Securities Legend on such Initial Securities shall cease to apply and the requirements that any such Initial Securities be issued in global form shall continue to apply.

               (iv)      Upon the consummation of a Registered Exchange Offer with respect to the Initial Securities pursuant to which Holders of such Initial Securities are offered Exchange Securities in exchange for their Initial Securities, all requirements pertaining to Initial Securities that Initial Securities be issued in global form shall continue to apply, and Exchange Securities in global form without the Restricted Securities Legend shall be available to Holders that exchange such Initial Securities in such Registered Exchange Offer.

               (v)      Upon a sale or transfer after the expiration of the Restricted Period of any Initial Security acquired pursuant to Regulation S, all requirements that such Initial Security bear the Restricted Securities Legend shall cease to apply and the requirements requiring any such Initial Security be issued in global form shall continue to apply.

               (vi)      Any Additional Securities sold in a registered offering shall not be required to bear the Restricted Securities Legend.

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          (vii)     Each Global Security and Definitive Security (and all Securities issued in exchange therefor or in substitution thereof) shall bear an additional legend in substantially the following form:

FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 1273 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED, THIS SECURITY HAS ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY WILL PROVIDE TO HOLDERS UPON REQUEST THE ISSUE PRICE, THE AMOUNT OF ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT, THE ISSUE DATE AND THE YIELD TO MATURITY OF THIS SECURITY. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY MAY BE CONTACTED AT MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC., 22 CORPORATE WOODS BLVD., ALBANY, NY 12211-2374, ATTENTION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

          (g)     Cancellation or Adjustment of Global Security. At such time as all beneficial interests in a particular Global Security have been exchanged for Definitive Securities or a particular Global Security has been redeemed, repurchased or canceled in whole and not in part, each such Global Security shall be returned to or retained and canceled by the Trustee in accordance with Section 2.11 of this Indenture. At any time prior to such cancellation, if any beneficial interest in a Global Security is exchanged for or transferred to a Person who will take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in another Global Security or for Definitive Securities, the principal amount of Securities represented by such Global Secu rity shall be reduced accordingly and an endorsement shall be made on such Global Security by the Trustee or by the Depository at the direction of the Trustee to reflect such reduction; and if the beneficial interest is being exchanged for or transferred to a Person who will take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in another Global Security, such other Global Security shall be increased accordingly and an endorsement shall be made on such Global Security by the Trustee or by the Depository at the direction of the Trustee to reflect such increase.

          (h)      Obligations with Respect to Transfers and Exchanges of Securities.

          (i) To permit registrations of transfers and exchanges, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate, Definitive Securities and Global Securities at the Registrar’s request.

          (ii) No service charge shall be made for any registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any transfer tax, assessments, or similar governmental charge payable in connection therewith (other than any such transfer taxes, assessments or similar governmental charge payable upon exchanges pursuant to Sections 3.06, 4.06, 4.08 and 9.05 of this Indenture).

          (iii) Prior to the due presentation for registration of transfer of any Security, the Company, the Trustee, a Paying Agent or the Registrar may deem and treat the person in whose name a Security is registered as the absolute owner of such Security for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of and interest on such Security and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Security is overdue, and none of the Company, the Trustee, the Paying Agent or the Registrar shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

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          (iv)      All Securities issued upon any transfer or exchange pursuant to the terms of this Indenture shall evidence the same debt and shall be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as the Securities surrendered upon such transfer or exchange.

          (i)      No Obligation of the Trustee.

          (i)      The Trustee shall have no responsibility or obligation to any beneficial owner of a Global Security, a member of, or a participant in the Depository or any other Person with respect to the accuracy of the records of the Depository or its nominee or of any participant or member thereof, with respect to any ownership interest in the Securities or with respect to the delivery to any participant, member, beneficial owner or other Person (other than the Depository) of any notice (including any notice of redemption or repurchase) or the payment of any amount, under or with respect to such Securities. All notices and communications to be given to the Holders and all payments to be made to the Holders under the Securities shall be given or made only to the registered Holders (which shall be the Depository or its nominee in the case of a Global Security). Th e rights of beneficial owners in any Global Security shall be exercised only through the Depository subject to the applicable rules and procedures of the Depository. The Trustee may rely and shall be fully protected in relying upon information furnished by the Depository with respect to its members, participants and any beneficial owners.

          (ii)      The Trustee shall have no obligation or duty to monitor, determine or inquire as to compliance with any restrictions on transfer imposed under this Indenture or under applicable law with respect to any transfer of any interest in any Security (including any transfers between or among Depository participants, members or beneficial owners in any Global Security) other than to require delivery of such certificates and other documentation or evidence as are expressly required by, and to do so if and when expressly required by, the terms of this Indenture, and to examine the same to determine substantial compliance as to form with the express requirements hereof.

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EXHIBIT A

[FORM OF FACE OF INITIAL SECURITY]

[Global Securities Legend]

          UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

          TRANSFERS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS IN WHOLE, BUT NOT IN PART, TO DTC, TO NOMINEES OF DTC OR TO A SUCCESSOR THEREOF OR SUCH SUCCESSOR’S NOMINEE AND TRANSFERS OF PORTIONS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THE INDENTURE REFERRED TO ON THE REVERSE HEREOF.

          FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 1273 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED, THIS SECURITY HAS ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY WILL PROVIDE TO HOLDERS UPON REQUEST THE ISSUE PRICE, THE AMOUNT OF ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT, THE ISSUE DATE AND THE YIELD TO MATURITY OF THIS SECURITY. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY MAY BE CONTACTED AT MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC., 22 CORPORATE WOODS BLVD., ALBANY, NY 12211-2374, ATTENTION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

[Restricted Securities Legend]

          THIS SECURITY (OR ITS PREDECESSOR) WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED IN A TRANSACTION EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”) AND THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED, ENCUMBERED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REGISTRATION OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION THEREFROM. EACH HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE SELLER OF THIS SECURITY MAY BE RELYING ON THE EXEMPTION FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 5 OF THE SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144A THEREUNDER. THE HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY AGREES ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ANY INVESTOR ACCOUNT FOR WHICH IT HAS PURCHASED SECURITIES, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE

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COMPANY, THAT (A) THIS SECURITY MAY BE OFFERED, RESOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED ONLY (I) IN THE UNITED STATES TO A PERSON WHOM THE SELLER REASONABLY BELIEVES IS A “QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER” (AS DEFINED IN RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) IN A TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, (II) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 904 UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (III) PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144 THEREUNDER (IF AVAILABLE), (IV) PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (V) TO THE COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR (VI) TO AN INSTITUTIONAL “ACCREDITED INVESTOR” (AS DEFINED IN RULE 5.01(A)(1), (2), (3) OR (7) OF REGULATION D UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) THAT, PRIOR TO SUCH TRANSFER, FURNISHES THE TRUSTEE A SIGNED LETTER CONTAINING CERTAIN REPRESENTATIONS AND AGREEMENTS RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF SECURITIES AND, IF SUCH TRANSFER IS IN RESPECT OF AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SECURITIES LESS THAN $250,000, AN OPINION OF COUNSEL ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMPANY AND THE TRUSTEE THAT SUCH TRANSFER IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT, IN EACH OF CASES (I) THROUGH (VI) IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND (B) THE HOLDER WILL, AND EACH SUBSEQUENT HOLDER IS REQUIRED TO, NOTIFY ANY HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY FROM IT OF THE RESALE RESTRICTIONS REFERRED TO IN (A) ABOVE.

          [FOR REGULATION S ONLY] [THIS SECURITY (OR ITS PREDECESSOR) WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED IN A TRANSACTION EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, ANY U.S. PERSON EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND ALL APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. TERMS USED ABOVE HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.]

[Temporary Regulation S Global Security Legend]

          EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP INTERESTS IN THIS TEMPORARY REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL NOT BE EXCHANGEABLE FOR INTERESTS IN THE PERMANENT REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY OR ANY OTHER SECURITY REPRESENTING AN INTEREST IN THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY THAT DO NOT CONTAIN A LEGEND CONTAINING RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER, UNTIL THE EXPIRATION OF THE “40-DAY DISTRIBUTION COMPLIANCE PERIOD” (WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 903(b)(2) OF REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) AND THEN ONLY UPON CERTIFICATION IN FORM REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE TRUSTEE THAT SUCH BENEFICIAL INTERESTS ARE OWNED EITHER BY NON-U.S. PERSONS OR U.S. PERSONS WHO PURCHASED SUCH INTERESTS IN A TRANSACTION THAT DID NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. DURING SUCH 40-DAY

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DISTRIBUTION COMPLIANCE PERIOD, BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP INTERESTS IN THIS TEMPORARY REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY MAY ONLY BE SOLD, PLEDGED OR TRANSFERRED (A) TO THE COMPANY, (B) PURSUANT TO A REGISTRATION STATEMENT THAT HAS BEEN DECLARED EFFECTIVE UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (C) FOR SO LONG AS THE SECURITIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR RESALE PURSUANT TO RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT (“RULE 144A”), IN THE UNITED STATES TO A PERSON IT REASONABLY BELIEVES IS A “QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER” (AS DEFINED IN RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) IN A TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, (D) PURSUANT TO OFFERS AND SALES THAT OCCUR OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 904 UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR (E) PURSUANT TO ANOTHER AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT, SUBJECT TO THE COMPANY’S AND THE TRUSTEE’S RIGHT PRIOR TO ANY SUCH OFFER, SALE OR TRANSFER PURSUANT TO CLAUSES (D) OR (E) TO REQUIRE THE DELIVERY OF AN OPINION OF COUNSEL, CERTIFICATION AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION SATISFACTORY TO EACH OF THEM, IN EACH OF CASES (A) THROUGH (E) IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS. HOLDERS OF INTERESTS IN THIS TEMPORARY REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL NOTIFY ANY PURCHASER OF THIS SECURITY OF THE RESALE RESTRICTIONS REFERRED TO ABOVE, IF THEN APPLICABLE.

          BENEFICIAL INTERESTS IN THIS TEMPORARY REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY MAY BE EXCHANGED FOR INTERESTS IN A RULE 144A GLOBAL SECURITY ONLY IF (1) SUCH EXCHANGE OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH A TRANSFER OF THE SECURITIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH RULE 144A AND (2) THE TRANSFEROR OF THE REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY FIRST DELIVERS TO THE TRUSTEE A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE (IN THE FORM ATTACHED TO THIS CERTIFICATE) TO THE EFFECT THAT THE REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY IS BEING TRANSFERRED (A) TO A PERSON WHO THE TRANSFEROR REASONABLY BELIEVES TO BE A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 144A, (B) TO A PERSON WHO IS PURCHASING FOR ITS OWN ACCOUNT OR THE ACCOUNT OF A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER IN A TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, AND (C) IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF THE STATES OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS.

          BENEFICIAL INTERESTS IN A RULE 144A GLOBAL SECURITY MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO A PERSON WHO TAKES DELIVERY IN THE FORM OF AN INTEREST IN THE REGULATION S GLOBAL SECURITY, WHETHER BEFORE OR AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE 40-DAY DISTRIBUTION COMPLIANCE PERIOD, ONLY IF THE TRANSFEROR FIRST DELIVERS TO THE TRUSTEE A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE (IN THE FORM ATTACHED TO THIS CERTIFICATE) TO THE EFFECT THAT SUCH TRANSFER IS BEING MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 903 OR 904 OF REGULATION S, RULE 144 (IF AVAILABLE) OR ANOTHER APPLICABLE EXEMPTION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT (IF AVAILABLE).

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Each Definitive Security shall bear the following additional legends:

          IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSFER, THE HOLDER WILL DELIVER TO THE REGISTRAR AND TRANSFER AGENT SUCH CERTIFICATES AND OTHER INFORMATION AS SUCH TRANSFER AGENT MAY REASONABLY REQUIRE TO CONFIRM THAT THE TRANSFER COMPLIES WITH THE FOREGOING RESTRICTIONS.

          FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 1273 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED, THIS SECURITY HAS ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY WILL PROVIDE TO HOLDERS UPON REQUEST THE ISSUE PRICE, THE AMOUNT OF ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT, THE ISSUE DATE AND THE YIELD TO MATURITY OF THIS SECURITY. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY MAY BE CONTACTED AT MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC., 22 CORPORATE WOODS BLVD., ALBANY, NY 12211-2374, ATTENTION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

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[FORM OF INITIAL SECURITY]

No.    $__________ 

12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014

CUSIP No.
ISIN No.   

                    MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, PROMISES TO PAY TO CEDE & CO., OR ITS REGISTERED ASSIGNS, THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF [ ] DOLLARS, AS THE SAME MAY BE REVISED FROM TIME TO TIME ON THE SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY ATTACHED HERETO, ON JUNE 15, 2014.

                    Interest Payment Dates: June 15 and December 15

                    Record Dates: June 1 and December 1

                    Additional provisions of this Security are set forth on the other side of this Security.

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               IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this instrument to be duly executed.

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. 
 
 
By:        _____________________________________
Name: 
Title: 

Dated:

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TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF 
   AUTHENTICATION 
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A, 
   as Trustee, certifies that this is 
   one of the Securities 
   referred to in the Indenture. 
 
By:  _____________________  
           Authorized Signatory 

*/    If the Security is to be issued in global form, add the Global Securities 
    Legend and the attachment from Exhibit A captioned “[TO BE 
    ATTACHED TO GLOBAL SECURITIES] - SCHEDULE OF 
    INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY”. 

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[FORM OF REVERSE SIDE OF INITIAL SECURITY]

12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014

1.           Interest

                    (a)      Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a Delaware corporation (such corporation, and its successors and assigns under the Indenture hereinafter referred to, being herein called the “Company”), promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this Security at the rate per annum shown above. The Company shall pay interest semiannually on June 15 and December 15 of each year, commencing December 15, 2009. Interest on the Securities shall accrue 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, from June 15, 2009 until the principal hereof is due. Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. The Company shall pay interest on overdue principal at the rate bor ne by the Securities, and it shall pay interest on overdue installments of interest at the same rate to the extent lawful.

                   (b)      Registration Rights Agreement. The Holder of this Security is entitled to the benefits of a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), dated as of June 15, 2009, among the Company, the Guarantors and the Dealer Managers. As more fully set forth therein, the Registration Rights Agreement provides that the Company will pay additional interest to each Holder under certain circumstances. All accrued additional interest shall be paid to Holders in the same manner as interest payments on the Securities on semi-annual payment dates that correspond to interest payment dates for the Securities. All references in this S ecurity for the payment of interest shall be deemed to include any additional interest payable pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement. The Trustee shall have no responsibility with respect to the determination of the amount of any such additional interest.

2.      Method of Payment

               The Company shall pay interest on the Securities (except defaulted interest) to the Persons who are registered Holders at the close of business on the June 1 or December 1 next preceding the interest payment date even if Securities are canceled after the record date and on or before the interest payment date (whether or not a Business Day). Holders must surrender Securities to the Paying Agent to collect principal payments. The Company shall pay principal, premium, if any, and interest in money of the United States of America that at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts. Payments in respect of the Securities represented by a Global Security (including principal, premium, if any, and interest) shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the accounts specified by The Depository Trust Company or any successor depositary. The Company shall make all payments in respect of a certificated Security (including principal, premium, if any, and interest) at the office of the Paying Agent, except that, at the option of the Company, payment of interest may be made by mailing a check to the registered address of each Holder thereof; provided, however, that payments on the Securities may also be made, in the case of a Holder of at least $1,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Securities, by wire transfer to a U.S. dollar account maintained by the payee with a bank in the United States if such Holder elects payment by wire transfer by giving written notice to the Trustee or Paying Agent to such effect designating such acc ount no

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later than 30 days immediately preceding the relevant due date for payment (or such other date as the Trustee may accept in its discretion).

3.      Paying Agent and Registrar

               Initially, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., a national banking association (the “Trustee”), will act as Paying Agent and Registrar. The Company may appoint and change any Paying Agent or Registrar without notice. The Company or any of its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries may act as Paying Agent or Registrar.

4.      Indenture

               The Company issued the Securities under an Indenture dated as of June 15, 2009 (the “Indenture”), among the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee. The terms of the Securities include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa-77bbbb) as in effect on the date of the Indenture (the “TIA”). Terms defined in the Indenture and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Indenture. The Securities are subject to all terms and provisions of the Indenture, and the Holders (as defined in the Indenture) are referred to the Indenture and the TIA for a statement of such terms and provisions.

               The Securities are senior secured obligations of the Company. This Security is one of the Initial Securities referred to in the Indenture. The Securities include the Initial Securities, any Additional Securities and any Exchange Securities issued in exchange for the Initial Securities or any Additional Securities pursuant to the Indenture. The Initial Securities, any Additional Securities and any Exchange Securities are treated as a single class of securities under the Indenture. The Indenture imposes certain limitations on the ability of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries to, among other things, make certain Investments and other Restricted Payments, pay dividends and other distributions, incur Indebtedness, enter into consensual restrictions upon the payment of certain dividends and distributions by such Restricted Subsidiaries, issue or sell shares of capital stock of the Company and such Restricted Subsidiaries, enter into or permit certain transactions with Affiliates, create or incur Liens and make Asset Sales. The Indenture also imposes limitations on the ability of the Company and each Guarantor to consolidate or merge with or into any other Person or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of its property. The Indenture also imposes limitations on the ability of the Company to take certain actions with respect to the Japan Notes.

               To guarantee the due and punctual payment of the principal and interest on the Securities and all other amounts payable by the Company under the Indenture and the Securities when and as the same shall be due and payable, whether at maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, according to the terms of the Securities and the Indenture, the Guarantors have, jointly and severally, unconditionally guaranteed the Guaranteed Obligations on a senior secured basis pursuant to the terms of the Indenture.

5.      Optional Redemption

               Except as set forth in the following two paragraphs, the Securities shall not be redeemable at the option of the Company prior to December 15, 2011. Thereafter, the Securities

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shall be redeemable at the option of the Company, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, upon on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice, at the following redemption prices (expressed as a percentage of principal amount), plus accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to the redemption date (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date), if redeemed during the 12-month period commencing on December 15 of the years set forth below:

Year    Redemption Price 
 
2011    106.250% 
2012    103.125% 
2013 and thereafter    100.000% 

                         In addition, prior to December 15, 2011, the Company may redeem the Securities at its option, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice delivered electronically or mailed by first-class mail to each Holder’s registered address, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities redeemed plus the Applicable Premium as of, and accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to, the applicable redemption date (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date).

                         Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time and from time to time on or prior to December 15, 2011, the Company may redeem in the aggregate up to 35% of the original aggregate principal amount of the Securities (calculated after giving effect to any issuance of Additional Securities), with the net cash proceeds of one or more Equity Offerings (1) by the Company or (2) by any direct or indirect parent of the Company, in each case, to the extent the net cash proceeds thereof are contributed to the common equity capital of the Company or used to purchase Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Company from it, at a redemption price equal to 112.5% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to the redemption date (subject to th e right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date); provided, however, that at least 65% of the original aggregate principal amount of the Securities (calculated after giving effect to any issuance of Additional Securities) must remain outstanding after each such redemption; and provided, further, that such redemption shall occur within 90 days after the date on which any such Equity Offering is consummated upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice delivered to each Holder of Securities being redeemed and otherwise in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Indenture. Notice of any redemption upon any Equity Offering may be given prior to the completion thereof, and any such redemption or notice may, at the Company’s discretion, be subject to one or more conditions precedent, including, but not limited to, completion of the related Equity Offering.

6.           Sinking Fund

                    The Securities are not subject to any sinking fund.

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7.      Notice of Redemption

               Notice of redemption will be delivered electronically or mailed by first-class mail at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each Holder of Securities to be redeemed at his, her or its registered address. Securities in denominations larger than $2,000 may be redeemed in part but only in whole multiples of $1,000. If money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued and unpaid interest on all Securities (or portions thereof) to be redeemed on the redemption date is deposited with a Paying Agent on or before the redemption date and certain other conditions are satisfied, on and after such date interest ceases to accrue on such Securities (or such portions thereof) called for redemption.

8.      Repurchase of Securities at the Option of the Holders upon Change of Control and Asset Sales

               Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each Holder shall have the right, subject to certain conditions specified in the Indenture, to cause the Company to repurchase all or any part of such Holder’s Securities at a purchase price in cash equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date), as provided in, and subject to the terms of, the Indenture.

               In accordance with Section 4.06 of the Indenture, the Company will be required to offer to purchase Securities upon the occurrence of certain events.

9.      Ranking and Collateral

               The indebtedness evidenced by the Securities and Guarantees, respectively, is senior Indebtedness of the Company and Guarantors, respectively, ranks equal in right of payment with all existing and future Pari Passu Indebtedness of the Company and Guarantors, as applicable, and is senior in right of payment to all existing and future Subordinated Indebtedness of the Company and Guarantors. The Securities and Guarantees have the benefit of a security interest in the Collateral that, pursuant to the Intercreditor Agreement, is junior in priority and subordinated to the Liens securing the First Priority Obligations with respect to all Collateral, and is further subject to Permitted Liens and the exceptions provided in the Security Documents.

10.      Denominations; Transfer; Exchange

               The Securities are in registered form, without coupons, in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000. A Holder shall register the transfer of or exchange of Securities in accordance with the Indenture. Upon any registration of transfer or exchange, the Registrar and the Trustee may require a Holder, among other things, to furnish appropriate endorsements or transfer documents and to pay any taxes required by law or permitted by the Indenture. The Registrar need not register the transfer of or exchange any Securities selected for redemption (except, in the case of a Security to be redeemed in part, the portion of the Security not to be redeemed) or to transfer or exchange any Securities for a period of 15 days prior to a selection of Securities to be redeemed.

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11.      Persons Deemed Owners

               The registered Holder of this Security shall be treated as the owner of it for all purposes.

12.      Unclaimed Money

               If money for the payment of principal or interest remains unclaimed for two years, the Trustee and a Paying Agent shall pay the money back to the Company at its written request unless an abandoned property law designates another Person. After any such payment, the Holders entitled to the money must look to the Company for payment as general creditors and the Trustee and a Paying Agent shall have no further liability with respect to such monies.

13.      Discharge and Defeasance

               Subject to certain conditions, the Company at any time may terminate some of or all its obligations under the Securities and the Indenture if the Company deposits with the Trustee money or U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations for the payment of principal and interest on the Securities to redemption or maturity, as the case may be.

14.      Amendment; Waiver

               Subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Indenture, (i) the Indenture, Securities, the Intercreditor Agreement or the Security Documents may be amended with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Securities (voting as a single class) and (ii) any past default or compliance with any provisions may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities. Subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Indenture, without the consent of any Holder, the Company and the Trustee may amend the Indenture, Securities, the Intercreditor Agreement or any Security Document (i) to cure any ambiguity, omission, defect or inconsistency; (ii) to comply with Article 5 of the Indenture; (iii) to provide for uncertificated Securit ies in addition to or in place of certificated Securities (provided that the uncertificated Securities are issued in registered form for purposes of Section 163(f) of the Code, or in a manner such that the uncertificated Securities are described in Section 163(f)(2)(B) of the Code); (iv) to add Guarantees with respect to the Securities; (v) to secure the Securities, to release Collateral as permitted under the Indenture, to add additional secured creditors holding Other Second Priority Obligations or additional First Priority Obligations so long as such obligations are not prohibited by the Indenture or the Security Documents; (vi) to add additional covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders or to surrender rights and powers conferred on the Company, to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement; (vii) to comply with the requirements of ( A) the SEC in order to effect or maintain the qualification of the Indenture under the TIA or (B) the Intercreditor Agreement; (viii) to make any change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder; or (ix) to provide for the issuance of the Exchange Securities or Additional Securities.

               Without the consent of the Holders of at least 66 2/3% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities then outstanding, no amendment or waiver may release all or

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substantially all of the Collateral from the Lien of the Indenture and the Security Documents with respect to the Securities, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement.

15.      Defaults and Remedies

               If an Event of Default occurs (other than an Event of Default relating to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Company) and is continuing, the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Securities, in each case, by notice to the Company, may declare the principal of, premium, if any, and accrued but unpaid interest on all the Securities to be due and payable. If an Event of Default relating to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Company occurs, the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on all the Securities shall become immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holders. Under certain circumstances, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities may rescind any such acceleration with respect to the Securities and its consequences.

               If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers under the Indenture at the request or direction of any of the Holders unless such Holders have offered to the Trustee reasonable indemnity or security against any loss, liability or expense and certain other conditions are complied with. Except to enforce the right to receive payment of principal, premium (if any) or interest when due, no Holder may pursue any remedy with respect to the Indenture or the Securities unless (i) such Holder has previously given the Trustee notice that an Event of Default is continuing, (ii) the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Securities have requested the Trustee in writing to pursue the remedy, (iii) such Holders have offered the Trustee security or indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense, (iv) the Trustee has not complied with such request within 60 days after the receipt of the request and the offer of security or indemnity and (v) the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities have not given the Trustee a direction inconsistent with such request within such 60-day period. Subject to certain restrictions, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities are given the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee or of exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee. The Trustee, however, may refuse to follow any direction that conflicts with law or the Indenture or that the Trustee determines is unduly prejudicial to the rights of any other Holder or that would involve the Trustee in personal liability. Prior to taking any action under the Indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to indemnificati on satisfactory to it in its sole discretion against all losses and expenses caused by taking or not taking such action.

16.      Trustee Dealings with the Company

               Subject to certain limitations imposed by the TIA, the Trustee under the Indenture, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities and may otherwise deal with and collect obligations owed to it by the Company or its Affiliates and may otherwise deal with the Company or its Affiliates with the same rights it would have if it were not Trustee.

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17.      No Recourse Against Others

               No director, officer, employee, manager, incorporator or holder of any Equity Interests in the Company or of any Guarantor or any direct or indirect parent corporation, as such, shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company or the Guarantors under the Securities, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation. Each Holder of Securities by accepting a Security waives and releases all such liability.

18.      Authentication

               This Security shall not be valid until an authorized signatory of the Trustee (or an authenticating agent) manually signs the certificate of authentication on the other side of this Security.

19.      Abbreviations

               Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder or an assignee, such as TEN COM (=tenants in common), TEN ENT (=tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (=joint tenants with rights of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (=custodian), and U/G/M/A (=Uniform Gift to Minors Act).

20.      Governing Law

               THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW.

21.      CUSIP Numbers; ISINs

               The Company has caused CUSIP numbers and ISINs to be printed on the Securities and has directed the Trustee to use CUSIP numbers and ISINs in notices of redemption as a convenience to the Holders. No representation is made as to the accuracy of such numbers either as printed on the Securities or as contained in any notice of redemption and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers placed thereon.

               The Company will furnish to any Holder of Securities upon written request and without charge to the Holder a copy of the Indenture which has in it the text of this Security.

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ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Security, fill in the form below:

I or we assign and transfer this Security to:

 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)
 
   
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. No.)
 

and irrevocably appoint                           agent to transfer this Security on the books of the
Company.  The agent may substitute another to act for him.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date:  ____________   Your Signature:           
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Security.
 

Signature Guarantee:     
 
Date:  __________________________    _______________________________________________
Signature must be guaranteed by a participant 
in a recognized signature guaranty medallion 
program or other signature guarantor program 
reasonably acceptable to the Trustee 
  Signature of Signature Guarantee


 
   

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CERTIFICATE TO BE DELIVERED UPON EXCHANGE OR
REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER RESTRICTED SECURITIES

This certificate relates to $ _________ principal amount of Securities held in (check applicable space) ____ book-entry or _____ definitive form by the undersigned.

The undersigned (check one box below):

¨                has requested the Trustee by written order to deliver in exchange for its 
    beneficial interest in the Global Security held by the Depository a Security 
    or Securities in definitive, registered form of authorized denominations 
    and an aggregate principal amount equal to its beneficial interest in such 
    Global Security (or the portion thereof indicated above); 
 
¨   has requested the Trustee by written order to exchange or register the 
    transfer of a Security or Securities. 

In connection with any transfer of any of the Securities evidenced by this certificate occurring prior to the expiration of the period referred to in Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act, the undersigned confirms that such Securities are being transferred in accordance with its terms:

CHECK ONE BOX BELOW

(1)      ¨   to the Company; or 
 
(2)      ¨   to the Registrar for registration in the name of the Holder, without 
        transfer; or 
 
(3)      ¨   pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act 
        of 1933; or 
 
(4)      ¨   inside the United States to a “qualified institutional buyer” (as defined 
        in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933) that purchases for its 
        own account or for the account of a qualified institutional buyer to 
        whom notice is given that such transfer is being made in reliance on 
        Rule 144A, in each case pursuant to and in compliance with Rule 144A 
        under the Securities Act of 1933; or 
 
(5)      ¨   outside the United States in an offshore transaction within the meaning 
        of Regulation S under the Securities Act in compliance with Rule 904 
        under the Securities Act of 1933; or 
 
(6)      ¨   to an institutional “accredited investor” (as defined in Rule 501(a)(1), 
        (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act of 1933) that has furnished to 
        the Trustee a signed letter containing certain representations and 
        agreements; or 

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(7)      ¨   pursuant to another available exemption from registration provided by 
        Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933. 

               Unless one of the boxes is checked, the Trustee will refuse to register any of the Securities evidenced by this certificate in the name of any Person other than the registered Holder thereof; provided, however, that if box (5), (6) or (7) is checked, the Company or the Trustee may require, prior to registering any such transfer of the Securities, such legal opinions, certifications and other information as the Company or the Trustee have reasonably requested to confirm that such transfer is being made pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

Date:  ________________   Your Signature: 

Signature Guarantee:     
 
Date:  ________________________________    _________________________________
Signature must be guaranteed by a participant    Signature of Signature Guarantee 
in a recognized signature guaranty medallion     
program or other signature guarantor program     
reasonably acceptable to the Trustee     

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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TO BE COMPLETED BY PURCHASER IF (4) ABOVE IS CHECKED.

               The undersigned represents and warrants that it is purchasing this Security for its own account or an account with respect to which it exercises sole investment discretion and that it and any such account is a “qualified institutional buyer” within the meaning of Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, and is aware that the sale to it is being made in reliance on Rule 144A and acknowledges that it has received such information regarding the Company as the undersigned has requested pursuant to Rule 144A or has determined not to request such information and that it is aware that the transferor is relying upon the undersigned’s foregoing representations in order to claim the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A.

Dated:_____________________________________            _____________________________________ 
    NOTICE: To be executed by an executive officer 

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[TO BE ATTACHED TO GLOBAL SECURITIES]

SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY

               The initial principal amount of this Global Security is $ ______________. The following increases or decreases in this Global Security have been made:

    Amount of decrease in    Amount of increase in    Principal amount of this    Signature of authorized 
    Principal Amount of this    Principal Amount of this    Global Security following    signatory of Trustee or 
Date of Exchange    Global Security    Global Security    such decrease or increase  Securities Custodian 
       

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OPTION OF HOLDER TO ELECT PURCHASE

                    If you want to elect to have this Security purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 4.06 (Asset Sale) or 4.08 (Change of Control) of the Indenture, check the box:

Asset Sale ¨   Change of Control ¨

               If you want to elect to have only part of this Security purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 4.06 (Asset Sale) or 4.08 (Change of Control) of the Indenture, state the amount ($2,000 or any integral multiple of $1,000):

$ 
 
Date: _________________        Your Signature:  _________________________________
                                (Sign exactly as your name
                                 appears on the other side of 
                                 this Security) 

Signature Guarantee:  _________________________________________________
 
                                       Signature must be guaranteed by a participant in a 
                                       recognized signature guaranty medallion program or other 
                                       signature guarantor program reasonably acceptable to the 
                                       Trustee 

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EXHIBIT B

[FORM OF FACE OF EXCHANGE SECURITY]

[Global Securities Legend]

               UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

               TRANSFERS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS IN WHOLE, BUT NOT IN PART, TO DTC, TO NOMINEES OF DTC OR TO A SUCCESSOR THEREOF OR SUCH SUCCESSOR’S NOMINEE AND TRANSFERS OF PORTIONS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THE INDENTURE REFERRED TO ON THE REVERSE HEREOF.

               FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 1273 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED, THIS SECURITY HAS ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY WILL PROVIDE TO HOLDERS UPON REQUEST THE ISSUE PRICE, THE AMOUNT OF ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT, THE ISSUE DATE AND THE YIELD TO MATURITY OF THIS SECURITY. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE COMPANY MAY BE CONTACTED AT MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC., 22 CORPORATE WOODS BLVD., ALBANY, NY 12211-2374, ATTENTION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

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No.    $__________ 

12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014

CUSIP No. ______
ISIN No. ______   

     MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, PROMISES TO PAY TO CEDE & CO., OR ITS REGISTERED ASSIGNS, THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF [ ] DOLLARS, AS THE SAME MAY BE REVISED FROM TIME TO TIME ON THE SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY ATTACHED HERETO, ON JUNE 15, 2014.

                    Interest Payment Dates: June 15 and December 15

                    Record Dates: June 1 and December 1

                    Additional provisions of this Security are set forth on the other side of this Security.

                    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this instrument to be duly executed.

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. 
 
 
By:     ____________________________________
Name: 
Title: 

Dated:

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TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF
  AUTHENTICATION

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.,
  as Trustee, certifies that this is
  one of the Securities
  referred to in the Indenture.

By:     
    Authorized Signatory 
   
________________________

*/    If the Security is to be issued in global form, add the Global Securities 
    Legend and the attachment from Exhibit A captioned “TO BE 
    ATTACHED TO GLOBAL SECURITIES - SCHEDULE OF 
    INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY”. 

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[FORM OF REVERSE SIDE OF EXCHANGE SECURITY]

12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014

1.      Interest

               MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC., a Delaware corporation (such corporation, and its successors and assigns under the Indenture hereinafter referred to, being herein called the “Company”), promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this Security at the rate per annum shown above. The Company shall pay interest semiannually on June 15 and December 15 of each year, commencing December 15, 2009. Interest on the Securities shall accrue 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, from June 15, 2009 until the principal hereof is due. Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months. The Company shall pay interest on overdue principal at the rate borne by the Securities, and it shall pay interest on overdue insta llments of interest at the same rate to the extent lawful.

2.      Method of Payment

               The Company shall pay interest on the Securities (except defaulted interest) to the Persons who are registered Holders at the close of business on the June 1 and December 1 next preceding the interest payment date even if Securities are canceled after the record date and on or before the interest payment date (whether or not a Business Day). Holders must surrender Securities to the Paying Agent to collect principal payments. The Company shall pay principal, premium, if any, and interest in money of the United States of America that at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts. Payments in respect of the Securities represented by a Global Security (including principal, premium, if any, and interest) shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the accounts specified by The Depository Trust Compan y or any successor depositary. The Company shall make all payments in respect of a certificated Security (including principal, premium, if any, and interest) at the office of the Paying Agent, except that, at the option of the Company, payment of interest may be made by mailing a check to the registered address of each Holder thereof; provided, however, that payments on the Securities may also be made, in the case of a Holder of at least $1,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Securities, by wire transfer to a U.S. Dollar account maintained by the payee with a bank in the United States if such Holder elects payment by wire transfer by giving written notice to the Trustee or Paying Agent to such effect designating such ac count no later than 30 days immediately preceding the relevant due date for payment (or such other date as the Trustee may accept in its discretion).

3.      Paying Agent and Registrar

               Initially, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., a national banking association (the “Trustee”), will act as Paying Agent and Registrar. The Company may appoint and change any Paying Agent or Registrar without notice. The Company or any of its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries may act as Paying Agent or Registrar.

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4.      Indenture

               The Company issued the Securities under an Indenture dated as of June 15, 2009 (the “Indenture”), among the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee. The terms of the Securities include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa-77bbbb) as in effect on the date of the Indenture (the “TIA”). Terms defined in the Indenture and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Indenture. The Securities are subject to all terms and provisions of the Indenture, and the Holders (as defined in the Indenture) are referred to the Indenture and the TIA for a statement of such terms and provisions.

               The Securities are senior secured obligations of the Company. This Security is one of the Exchange Securities referred to in the Indenture. The Securities include the Initial Securities, any Additional Securities and any Exchange Securities issued in exchange for the Initial Securities or any Additional Securities pursuant to the Indenture. The Initial Securities, any Additional Securities and any Exchange Securities are treated as a single class of securities under the Indenture. The Indenture imposes certain limitations on the ability of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries to, among other things, make certain Investments and other Restricted Payments, pay dividends and other distributions, incur Indebtedness, enter into consensual restrictions upon the payment of certain dividends and distributions by such Restricted Subsidiaries, issue o r sell shares of capital stock of the Company and such Restricted Subsidiaries, enter into or permit certain transactions with Affiliates, create or incur Liens and make Asset Sales. The Indenture also imposes limitations on the ability of the Company and each Guarantor to consolidate or merge with or into any other Person or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of its property. The Indenture also imposes limitations on the ability of the Company to take certain actions with respect to the Japan Notes.

               To guarantee the due and punctual payment of the principal and interest on the Securities and all other amounts payable by the Company under the Indenture and the Securities when and as the same shall be due and payable, whether at maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, according to the terms of the Securities and the Indenture, the Guarantors have, jointly and severally, unconditionally guaranteed the Guaranteed Obligations on a senior secured basis pursuant to the terms of the Indenture.

5.      Optional Redemption

               Except as set forth in the following two paragraphs, the Securities shall not be redeemable at the option of the Company prior to December 15, 2011. Thereafter, the Securities shall be redeemable at the option of the Company, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, upon on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice, at the following redemption prices (expressed as a percentage of principal amount), plus accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to the redemption date (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date), if redeemed during the 12-month period commencing on December 15 of the years set forth below:

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Year    Redemption Price 
 
2011    106.250% 
2012    103.125% 
2013 and thereafter    100.000% 

               In addition, prior to December 15, 2011, the Company may redeem the Securities at its option, in whole at any time or in part from time to time, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice delivered electronically or mailed by first-class mail to each Holder’s registered address, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities redeemed plus the Applicable Premium as of, and accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to, the applicable redemption date (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date).

               Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time and from time to time on or prior to December 15, 2011, the Company may redeem in the aggregate up to 35% of the original aggregate principal amount of the Securities (calculated after giving effect to any issuance of Additional Securities), with the net cash proceeds of one or more Equity Offerings (1) by the Company or (2) by any direct or indirect parent of the Company, in each case, to the extent the net cash proceeds thereof are contributed to the common equity capital of the Company or used to purchase Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Company from it, at a redemption price equal to 112.5% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to the redemption date (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date); provided, however, that at least 65% of the original aggregate principal amount of the Securities (calculated after giving effect to any issuance of Additional Securities) must remain outstanding after each such redemption; and provided, further, that such redemption shall occur within 90 days after the date on which any such Equity Offering is consummated upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice delivered to each Holder of Securities being redeemed and otherwise in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Indenture. Notice of any redemption upon any Equity Offering may be given prior to the completion thereof, and any such redemption or notice may, at the Company’s discretion, be subject to one or more conditions precedent, including, but not limited to, completion of the related Equity Offering.

6.           Sinking Fund

                    The Securities are not subject to any sinking fund.

7.           Notice of Redemption

                    Notice of redemption will be delivered electronically or mailed by first-class mail at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each Holder of Securities to be redeemed at his, her or its registered address. Securities in denominations larger than $2,000 may be redeemed in part but only in whole multiples of $1,000. If money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued and unpaid interest on all Securities (or portions thereof) to be redeemed on the redemption date is deposited with a Paying Agent on or before

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the redemption date and certain other conditions are satisfied, on and after such date interest ceases to accrue on such Securities (or such portions thereof) called for redemption.

8.      Repurchase of Securities at the Option of the Holders upon Change of Control and Asset Sales

                    Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each Holder shall have the right, subject to certain conditions specified in the Indenture, to cause the Company to repurchase all or any part of such Holder’s Securities at a purchase price in cash equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase (subject to the right of the Holders of record on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date), as provided in, and subject to the terms of, the Indenture.

                    In accordance with Section 4.06 of the Indenture, the Company will be required to offer to purchase Securities upon the occurrence of certain events.

9.      Ranking and Collateral

                    The indebtedness evidenced by the Securities and Guarantees, respectively, is senior Indebtedness of the Company and Guarantors, respectively, ranks equal in right of payment with all existing and future Pari Passu Indebtedness of the Company and Guarantors, as applicable, and is senior in right of payment to all existing and future Subordinated Indebtedness of the Company and Guarantors. The Securities and Guarantees have the benefit of a security interest in the Collateral that, pursuant to the Intercreditor Agreement, is junior in priority and subordinated to the Liens securing the First Priority Obligations with respect to all Collateral, and is further subject to Permitted Liens and the exceptions provided in the Security Documents.

10.      Denominations; Transfer; Exchange

                    The Securities are in registered form, without coupons, in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000. A Holder shall register the transfer of or exchange of Securities in accordance with the Indenture. Upon any registration of transfer or exchange, the Registrar and the Trustee may require a Holder, among other things, to furnish appropriate endorsements or transfer documents and to pay any taxes required by law or permitted by the Indenture. The Registrar need not register the transfer of or exchange any Securities selected for redemption (except, in the case of a Security to be redeemed in part, the portion of the Security not to be redeemed) or to transfer or exchange any Securities for a period of 15 days prior to a selection of Securities to be redeemed.

11.      Persons Deemed Owners

                    The registered Holder of this Security shall be treated as the owner of it for all purposes.

12.      Unclaimed Money

                    If money for the payment of principal or interest remains unclaimed for two years, the Trustee and a Paying Agent shall pay the money back to the Company at its written request

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unless an abandoned property law designates another Person. After any such payment, the Holders entitled to the money must look to the Company for payment as general creditors and the Trustee and a Paying Agent shall have no further liability with respect to such monies.

13.      Discharge and Defeasance

                    Subject to certain conditions, the Company at any time may terminate some of or all its obligations under the Securities and the Indenture if the Company deposits with the Trustee money or U.S. Dollar-denominated Government Obligations for the payment of principal and interest on the Securities to redemption or maturity, as the case may be.

14.      Amendment; Waiver

                    Subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Indenture, (i) the Indenture, Securities, the Intercreditor Agreement or the Security Documents may be amended with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Securities (voting as a single class) and (ii) any past default or compliance with any provisions may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities. Subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Indenture, without the consent of any Holder, the Company and the Trustee may amend the Indenture, Securities, the Intercreditor Agreement or any Security Document (i) to cure any ambiguity, omission, defect or inconsistency; (ii) to comply with Article 5 of the Indenture; (iii) to prov ide for uncertificated Securities in addition to or in place of certificated Securities (provided that the uncertificated Securities are issued in registered form for purposes of Section 163(f) of the Code, or in a manner such that the uncertificated Securities are described in Section 163(f)(2)(B) of the Code); (iv) to add Guarantees with respect to the Securities; (v) to secure the Securities, to release Collateral as permitted under the Indenture, to add additional secured creditors holding Other Second Priority Obligations or additional First Priority Obligations so long as such obligations are not prohibited by the Indenture or the Security Documents; (vi) to add additional covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders or to surrender rights and powers conferred on the Company, to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement; (vii) to com ply with the requirements of (A) the SEC in order to effect or maintain the qualification of the Indenture under the TIA or (B) the Intercreditor Agreement; (viii) to make any change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder; or (ix) to provide for the issuance of the Exchange Securities or Additional Securities.

                    Without the consent of the Holders of at least 66 2/3% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities then outstanding, no amendment or waiver may release all or substantially all of the Collateral from the Lien of the Indenture and the Security Documents with respect to the Securities, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement.

15.      Defaults and Remedies

                    If an Event of Default occurs (other than an Event of Default relating to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Company) and is continuing, the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Securities, in each case, by notice to the Company, may declare the principal of, premium, if any, and accrued but

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unpaid interest on all the Securities to be due and payable. If an Event of Default relating to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Company occurs, the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on all the Securities shall become immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holders. Under certain circumstances, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities may rescind any such acceleration with respect to the Securities and its consequences.

                    If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers under the Indenture at the request or direction of any of the Holders unless such Holders have offered to the Trustee reasonable indemnity or security against any loss, liability or expense and certain other conditions are complied with. Except to enforce the right to receive payment of principal, premium (if any) or interest when due, no Holder may pursue any remedy with respect to the Indenture or the Securities unless (i) such Holder has previously given the Trustee notice that an Event of Default is continuing, (ii) the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Securities have requested the Trustee in writing to pursue the remedy, (iii) such Holders have offered the Trustee security or indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense, (iv) the Trustee has not complied with such request within 60 days after the receipt of the request and the offer of security or indemnity and (v) the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities have not given the Trustee a direction inconsistent with such request within such 60-day period. Subject to certain restrictions, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities are given the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee or of exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee. The Trustee, however, may refuse to follow any direction that conflicts with law or the Indenture or that the Trustee determines is unduly prejudicial to the rights of any other Holder or that would involve the Trustee in personal liability. Prior to taking any action under the Indenture, the Trustee shal l be entitled to indemnification satisfactory to it in its sole discretion against all losses and expenses caused by taking or not taking such action.

16.      Trustee Dealings with the Company

                    Subject to certain limitations imposed by the TIA, the Trustee under the Indenture, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Securities and may otherwise deal with and collect obligations owed to it by the Company or its Affiliates and may otherwise deal with the Company or its Affiliates with the same rights it would have if it were not Trustee.

17.      No Recourse Against Others

                    No director, officer, employee, manager, incorporator or holder of any Equity Interests in the Company or of any Guarantor or any direct or indirect parent corporation, as such, shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company or the Guarantors under the Securities, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation. Each Holder of Securities by accepting a Security waives and releases all such liability.

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18.      Authentication

                    This Security shall not be valid until an authorized signatory of the Trustee (or an authenticating agent) manually signs the certificate of authentication on the other side of this Security.

19.      Abbreviations

                    Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder or an assignee, such as TEN COM (=tenants in common), TEN ENT (=tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (=joint tenants with rights of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (=custodian), and U/G/M/A (=Uniform Gift to Minors Act).

20.      Governing Law

                    THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW.

21.      CUSIP Numbers; ISINs

                    The Company has caused CUSIP numbers and ISINs to be printed on the Securities and has directed the Trustee to use CUSIP numbers and ISINs in notices of redemption as a convenience to the Holders. No representation is made as to the accuracy of such numbers either as printed on the Securities or as contained in any notice of redemption and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers placed thereon.

                    The Company will furnish to any Holder of Securities upon written request and without charge to the Holder a copy of the Indenture which has in it the text of this Security.

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ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Security, fill in the form below:

I or we assign and transfer this Security to:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
     (Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)
 
   
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
     (Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. No.)
 

and irrevocably appoint agent to transfer this Security on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date:  ________________________________  
Your Signature:
  ________________________________
                             Sign exactly as your name appears
                             on the other side of this Security.

Signature Guarantee:     
 
Date:  ________________________________     ________________________________
   
Signature must be guaranteed by a participant      Signature of Signature Guarantee 
in a recognized signature guaranty medallion     
program or other signature guarantor program     
reasonably acceptable to the Trustee     

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OPTION OF HOLDER TO ELECT PURCHASE

               If you want to elect to have this Security purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 4.06 (Asset Sale) or 4.08 (Change of Control) of the Indenture, check the box:

Asset Sale ¨   Change of Control ¨

               If you want to elect to have only part of this Security purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 4.06 (Asset Sale) or 4.08 (Change of Control) of the Indenture, state the amount ($2,000 or any integral multiple of $1,000):

$ 
 
Date:  _____________   Your Signature:  __________________________
                                (Sign exactly as your name 
                                appears on the other side of 
                                this Security)
     

Signature Guarantee:  ____________________________________________________
                                       Signature must be guaranteed by a participant in a 
                                       recognized signature guaranty medallion program or other 
                                       signature guarantor program reasonably acceptable to the 
                                       Trustee 

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[TO BE ATTACHED TO GLOBAL SECURITIES]

SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY

               The initial principal amount of this Global Security is $ ______________. The following increases or decreases in this Global Security have been made:

    Amount of decrease in    Amount of increase in    Principal amount of this    Signature of authorized 
    Principal Amount of this    Principal Amount of this    Global Security following    signatory of Trustee or 
Date of Exchange  Global Security  Global Security  such decrease or increase  Securities Custodian 
       

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EXHIBIT C

[FORM OF]
TRANSFEREE LETTER OF REPRESENTATION

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
c/o The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.
222 Berkeley Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Attention: Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Account Manager

Ladies and Gentlemen:

               This certificate is delivered to request a transfer of $[ ] principal amount of the 12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the “Securities”) of MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. (the “Company”).

               Upon transfer, the Securities would be registered in the name of the new beneficial owner as follows:

Name:  ________________________
Address:  _____________________
Taxpayer ID Number:  __________

          The undersigned represents and warrants to you that:

          1. We are an institutional “accredited investor” (as defined in Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)), purchasing for our own account or for the account of such an institutional “accredited investor” at least $100,000 principal amount of the Securities, and we are acquiring the Securities not with a view to, or for offer or sale in connection with, any distribution in violation of the Securities Act. We have such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of our investment in the Securities, and we invest in or purchase securities similar to the Securities in the normal course of our business. We, and any accounts for which we are acting, are each able to bear the economic risk of our or its investment.

          2. We understand that the Securities have not been registered under the Securities Act and, unless so registered, may not be sold except as permitted in the following sentence. We agree on our own behalf and on behalf of any investor account for which we are purchasing Securities to offer, sell or otherwise transfer such Securities prior to the date that is one year after the later of the date of original issue and the last date on which either the Company or any affiliate of such Company was the owner of such Securities (or any predecessor thereto) (the “Resale Restriction Termination Date”) only (a) in the United States to a person whom we reasonably believe is a qualified institutional buyer (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in a transaction meeting the requirements of Rule 144A, (b) outside the United States in an offshore transaction in accordanc e with Rule 904 of Regulation S under the Securities Act, (c)

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pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act provided by Rule 144 thereunder (if applicable) or (d) pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act, in each of cases (a) through (d) in accordance with any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States. In addition, we will, and each subsequent holder is required to, notify any purchaser of the Security evidenced hereby of the resale restrictions set forth above. The foregoing restrictions on resale will not apply subsequent to the Resale Restriction Termination Date. If any resale or other transfer of the Securities is proposed to be made to an institutional “accredited investor” prior to the Resale Restriction Termination Date, the transferor shall deliver a letter from the transferee substantially in the form of this letter to the Company and the Trustee, which shall provide, among other things, that the transfere e is an institutional “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act and that it is acquiring such Securities for investment purposes and not for distribution in violation of the Securities Act. Each purchaser acknowledges that the Company and the Trustee reserve the right prior to the offer, sale or other transfer prior to the Resale Restriction Termination Date of the Securities pursuant to clause 1(b), 1(c) or 1(d) above to require the delivery of an opinion of counsel, certifications or other information satisfactory to the Company and the Trustee.

Dated:
____________________

TRANSFEREE: ____________________, 
By:  ___________________________________________

 


 

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EXHIBIT D

[FORM OF SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE]

               SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Supplemental Indenture”) dated as of [ ], among [GUARANTOR] (the “New Guarantor”), a subsidiary of MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. (or its successor), a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., a national banking association, as trustee and collateral trustee under the indenture referred to below (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H :

               WHEREAS the Company and the existing Guarantors have heretofore executed and delivered to the Trustee an indenture (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, the “Indenture”) dated as of June 15, 2009, providing for the issuance of the Company’s 12½% Second-Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the “Securities”), initially in the aggregate principal amount of $200,000,000;

               WHEREAS Section 4.11 of the Indenture provides that under certain circumstances the Company are required to cause the New Guarantor to execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture pursuant to which the New Guarantor shall unconditionally guarantee all the Company’s Obligations under the Securities and the Indenture pursuant to a Guarantee on the terms and conditions set forth herein; and

               WHEREAS pursuant to Section 9.01 of the Indenture, the Trustee, the Company and the existing Guarantors are authorized to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture;

               NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the New Guarantor, the Company and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree for the equal and ratable benefit of the holders of the Securities as follows:

               1.      Defined Terms. As used in this Supplemental Indenture, terms defined in the Indenture or in the preamble or recital hereto are used herein as therein defined, except that the term “Holders” in this Supplemental Indenture shall refer to the term “Holders” as defined in the Indenture and the Trustee acting on behalf of and for the benefit of such Holders. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Supplemental Indenture refer to this Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular section hereof.

               2.      Agreement to Guarantee. The New Guarantor hereby agrees, jointly and severally with all existing Guarantors (if any), to unconditionally guarantee the Company’s Obligations under the Securities and the Indenture on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in Article 12 of the Indenture and to be bound by all other applicable provisions of the Indenture and the Securities and to perform all of the obligations and agreements of a Guarantor under the Indenture.

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          3.      Notices. All notices or other communications to the New Guarantor shall be given as provided in Section 13.02 of the Indenture.

          4.      Ratification of Indenture; Supplemental Indentures Part of Indenture. Except as expressly amended hereby, the Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed and all the terms, conditions and provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect. This Supplemental Indenture shall form a part of the Indenture for all purposes, and every holder of Securities heretofore or hereafter authenticated and delivered shall be bound hereby.

          5.      Governing Law. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW.

          6.      Trustee Makes No Representation. The Trustee makes no representation as to the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture.

          7.      Counterparts. The parties may sign any number of copies of this Supplemental Indenture. Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them together represent the same agreement.

          8.      Effect of Headings. The Section headings herein are for convenience only and shall not effect the construction thereof.

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

[NEW GUARANTOR] 
 
 
By: ____________________________________ 
      Name: 
      Title: 
 
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST 
COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE AND 
COLLATERAL TRUSTEE 
 
 
By: ____________________________________
      Name: 
      Title: 

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