Term Note

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Medium-Term Note, Series I Fx Basket-Linked Note Due December 22, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Exhibit 4.01

CUSIP NO. 52517P2G5

 

 

ISIN NO. US52517P2G58

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTERED

 

PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $3,000,000

No. R-1

 

 

 

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC.

MEDIUM-TERM NOTE, SERIES I

FX BASKET-LINKED NOTE
DUE DECEMBER 22, 2008

THIS NOTE IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY.  UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) TO THE COMPANY (AS DEFINED BELOW) 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 REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL SINCE THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR NOTES IN CERTIFICATED FORM (A “CERTIFICATED NOTE”), THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.




 

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called the “Company,” which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to CEDE & Co., or registered assigns, on the Maturity Date, an amount equal to the Redemption Amount.

The “Maturity Date” is December 22, 2008, or if such day is not a Business Day, on the next following Business Day.

The “Redemption Amount” is the amount equal to the sum of the principal amount of the Notes plus the Additional Amount, if any.

The “Additional Amount” is a single U.S. dollar amount equal the principal amount of the Notes multiplied by:

(A) 4.00%, if the Basket Return is less than or equal to 0.0; or

(B) the product of the Leverage times the Basket Return, if the Basket Return is greater than 0.0.

The “Leverage” is 190%.

The “Reference Currencies” are the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Indian Rupee (INR), Turkish Lira (TRY) and Chinese Renminbi (CNY).

The “Basket Return” equals the sum of the Weighted Currency Returns.

The “Weighted Currency Return” for each Reference Currency is the product of the Weighting for such Reference Currency times a quotient, the numerator of which is the difference of the Initial Reference Currency Rate for such Reference Currency minus the Settlement Rate for such Reference Currency and the denominator of which is the Settlement Rate for such Reference Currency.

The “Weighting” and “Initial Reference Currency Rate” for each Reference Currency are as follows:

Reference
Currency

 

Weighting

 

Initial
Reference
Currency Rate

HKD

 

25%

 

7.8190

INR

 

25%

 

40.90

TRY

 

25%

 

1.3235

CNY

 

25%

 

7.6260

 

The “Settlement Rate” for each Reference Currency is the Reference Exchange Rate on the Valuation Date, determined in accordance with the applicable Settlement Rate Option (subject to the occurrence of a Disruption Event).

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The “Reference Exchange Rates” are the spot exchange rates for each of the Reference Currencies quoted against the U.S. dollar expressed as number of currency units per USD 1.

The “Valuation Date” is December 16, 2008; provided that, upon the occurrence of a Disruption Event with respect to a Reference Currency, the Valuation Date for the affected Reference Currency may be postponed (as described in “Disruption Events” below).

The “Issue Date” is June 21, 2007.

If the Calculation Agent determines that a Disruption Event relating to one or more of the Reference Currencies is in effect on the scheduled Valuation Date, the Calculation Agent will determine the Basket Return using:

·                                          for each Reference Currency that did not suffer a Disruption Event on the scheduled Valuation Date, the Settlement Rate on the scheduled Valuation Date, and

·                                          for each Reference Currency that did suffer a Disruption Event on the scheduled Valuation Date, the Settlement Rate on the immediately succeeding scheduled Valuation Business Day for such Reference Currency on which no Disruption Event occurs or is continuing with respect to such Reference Currency;

provided, however, that if a Disruption Event has occurred or is continuing with respect to a Reference Currency on each of the three scheduled Valuation Business Days following the scheduled Valuation Date, then (a) such third scheduled Valuation Business Day shall be deemed the Valuation Date for the affected Reference Currency; and (b) the Calculation Agent will determine the Settlement Rate for the affected Reference Currency on such day in accordance with Fallback Rate Observation Methodology.

For purposes of the above, “scheduled Valuation Business Day” means a day that is or, in the judgment of the Calculation Agent, should have been, a Valuation Business Day for the affected Reference Currency.

A “Disruption Event” means any of the following events as determined in good faith by the Calculation Agent:

(A)                              the occurrence and/or existence of an event on any day that has the effect of preventing or making impossible (x) the delivery of USD from accounts inside the country for which a Reference Currency is the lawful currency (such jurisdiction with respect to such Reference Currency, the “Reference Currency Jurisdiction”) for that Reference Currency to accounts outside that Reference Currency Jurisdiction; or (y) for HKD and TRY only, the conversion of the Reference Currency into USD through customary legal channels;

(B)                                the occurrence of any event causing the Reference Exchange Rate for the Reference Currency to be split into dual or multiple currency exchange rates; or

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(C)                                the Settlement Rate being unavailable for the Reference Currency, or the occurrence of an event (i) in the Reference Currency Jurisdiction for that Reference Currency that materially disrupts the market for the Reference Currency or (ii) that generally makes it impossible to obtain the Settlement Rate for the Reference Currency, on the Valuation Date.

A “Valuation Business Day” means, with respect to each Reference Currency, any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, that is neither a legal holiday nor a day on which commercial banks are authorized or required by law, regulation or executive order to close (including for dealings in foreign exchange in accordance with the practice of the foreign exchange market) in the city or jurisdiction indicated in the table below:

Reference Currency

 

Valuation Business Day

 

Principal Financial Center

HKD

 

1FEE

 

New York

INR

 

RBIB

 

Mumbai

TRY

 

The EUR/TRY fixing rate
on ECB37 divided by the
EUR/USD fixing rate on
ECB37

 

TARGET

CNY

 

SAEC

 

Beijing

The “Settlement Rate Option” for the HKD is the Hong Kong Dollar/U.S. dollar official fixing rate, expressed as the amount of Hong Kong Dollars per one U.S. dollar, for settlement in two New York business days reported by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York which appears on Reuters Screen 1FEE to the right of the caption “HKD” at approximately 12.00 p.m. New York time, on the Trade Date or Valuation Date, as applicable.  The Settlement Rate Option for the INR is the Indian Rupee/U.S. dollar reference rate, expressed as the amount of Indian Rupee per one U.S. dollar, for settlement in two Business Days reported by the Reserve Bank of India which appears on the Reuters Screen RBIB Page at approximately 2:30 p.m., Mumbai time, or as soon thereafter as practicable on the Trade Date or Valuation Date, as applicable.  The Settlement Rate Option for the TRY is the TRY/EUR Fixing Rate divided by the USD/EUR Fixing Rate.  The “TRY/EUR Fixing Rate” is the Turkish Lira/Euro fixing rate, expressed as the amount of Turkish Lira per one Euro which appears on Reuters Screen ECB37 to the right of the caption “TRY” at approximately 2:15 p.m., Central European time, on the Trade Date or Valuation Date, as applicable.  The “USD/EUR Fixing Rate” is the U.S. dollar/Euro fixing rate, expressed as the amount of U.S. dollar per one Euro which appears on Reuters Screen ECB37 to the right of the caption “USD” at approximately 2:15 p.m., Central European time, on the Trade Date or Valuation Date, as applicable.  The Settlement Rate Option for the CNY is the Chinese Renminbi/U.S. dollar official fixing rate, expressed as the amount of Chinese Renminbi per one U.S. dollar, for settlement in two Business Days reported by The State Administration of Foreign Exchange of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, which appears on the Reuters Screen SAEC Page opposite the symbol “USDCNY=” at approximately 5:00 p.m., Beijing time, on the Trade Date or Valuation Date, as applicable.  The term “business day” solely as used in any Settlement Rate Option described above shall mean any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, that is neither a legal holiday nor a day on which commercial banks are authorized or required by law, regulation or executive order to close (including for dealings in foreign exchange in accordance with the practice of the foreign exchange market) in the Principal Financial Center for both (a) the Reference Currency and (b) the currency against which the Reference Currency is quoted (the “base currency”) in accordance with the Reference

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Exchange Rate specified in the applicable pricing supplement, in each case as specified for the applicable Reference Currency or base currency in the table below; provided that where the Turkish Lira is the Reference Currency or the base currency “business day” for the Turkish Lira as the Reference Currency or the base currency shall mean any day on which the Trans-European Automated Real-Time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET) System is open.

The screen or time of observation indicated in relation to any Settlement Rate Option above shall be deemed to refer to such screen or time of observation as modified or amended from time to time, or to any substitute screen thereto.

The “Fallback Rate Observation Methodology” means that the reference exchange rate, Settlement Rate or other rate, as specified in the applicable pricing supplement, in respect of a reference currency will equal the noon buying rate in New York for cable transfers in foreign currencies as announced by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for customs purposes (the “Noon Buying Rate”) on the relevant Valuation Date or such other date specified in the applicable pricing supplement. If the Noon Buying Rate is not announced on that date, the Reference Exchange Rate, Settlement Rate or other rate for such Reference Currency will be calculated on the basis of the arithmetic mean of the applicable spot quotations received by the Calculation Agent at approximately 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the Valuation Business Day next succeeding the Valuation Date or such other date specified in the applicable pricing supplement, for the purchase or sale for deposits in the reference currency by the New York offices of three leading banks engaged in the interbank market (selected in the sole discretion of the Calculation Agent) (the “Reference Banks”). If fewer than three Reference Banks provide spot quotations, then the Reference Exchange Rate, Settlement Rate or other rate, as applicable, will be calculated on the basis of the arithmetic mean of the applicable spot quotations received by the Calculation Agent at approximately 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the relevant date from two Reference Banks (selected in the sole discretion of the Calculation Agent), for the purchase or sale for deposits in the Reference Currency. If these spot quotations are available from only one Reference Bank, then the Calculation Agent, in its sole discretion, will determine whether that quotation is reasonable to be used. If no spot quotation is available, then the Reference Exchange Rate, Settlement Rate or other rate, as applicable, for such Reference Currency will be determined by the Calculation Agent in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner.

A “Business Day”, notwithstanding any provision in the Indenture, is any day that is not is not a Saturday or Sunday and that is not a day on which banking institutions in New York City generally are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to be closed.

The “Calculation Agent” means Lehman Brothers Inc.

Except as provided below, the Redemption Amount may, at the option of the Company, be made by check mailed to the person entitled thereto at such person’s address as it appears on the registry books of the Company.

Payment of the Redemption Amount will be made in immediately available funds in accordance with the normal procedures of the Trustee (or any duly appointed Paying Agent).

The Company will pay any administrative costs imposed by banks in making payments in immediately available funds, but any tax, assessment or governmental charge

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imposed upon payments hereunder, including, without limitation, any withholding tax, will be borne by the Holder hereof.

References herein to “U.S. dollars” or “U.S.$” or “$” or “USD” are to the coin or currency of the United States as at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.

REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO THE FURTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS NOTE SET FORTH ON THE REVERSE HEREOF.  SUCH FURTHER PROVISIONS SHALL FOR ALL PURPOSES HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS IF SET FORTH AT THIS PLACE.

This Note shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been signed by the Trustee under the Indenture.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has caused this instrument to be signed by its Chairman of the Board, its President, its Vice Chairman, its Chief Financial Officer, one of its Vice Presidents or its Treasurer, by manual or facsimile signature under its corporate seal, attested by its Secretary or one of its Assistant Secretaries by manual or facsimile signature.

Dated:  June 21, 2007

[SEAL]

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

Name:

Andrew Yeung

 

 

 

Title:

Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

 

Name:

Cindy Buckholz

 

 

 

Title:

Assistant Secretary

 

 

TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is one of the Securities of the series designated herein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

CITIBANK, N.A.

 

  as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[REVERSE OF NOTE]

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC.
MEDIUM-TERM NOTES, SERIES I
FX BASKET-LINKED NOTE
DUE DECEMBER 22, 2008

Section 1.  General.  This Note is one of a duly authorized series of Notes of the Company designated as the Medium-Term Notes, Series I, FX Basket-Linked Note (herein called the “Notes”).  The Notes are one of an indefinite number of series of debt securities of the Company (collectively, the “Securities”) issued or issuable under and pursuant to an indenture dated as of September 1, 1987, as amended and supplemented (the “Indenture”), duly executed and delivered by the Company and Citibank, N.A., as Trustee (herein called the “Trustee”), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the holders of the Securities.  The separate series of Securities may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions or repurchase rights (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase or analogous funds (if any), may be subject to different covenants and Events of Default and may otherwise vary as in the Indenture provided.

Section 2.  Principal Amount for Indenture Purposes.  For the purpose of determining whether Holders of the requisite amount of Notes of this series outstanding under the Indenture have made a demand, given a notice or waiver or taken any other action, the principal amount of this Note will be deemed to be the principal amount of this Note then outstanding.

Section 3.  Modification and Waivers.  The Indenture contains provisions permitting the Company and the Trustee, with the consent of the Holders of not less than 66-2/3% in aggregate principal amount of each series of the Securities at the time Outstanding to be affected, evidenced as in the Indenture provided, to execute supplemental indentures adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of the Indenture or of any supplemental indenture or modifying in any manner the rights of the holders of the Securities of all such series; provided, however, that no such supplemental indenture shall, among other things, (i) change the fixed maturity of any Security, or reduce the Additional Amount or the principal amount thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon or reduce any premium or other amount payable on redemption, or make the Additional Amount or the principal amount thereof, premium or other amount payable, if any, or interest thereon payable in any coin or currency other than that herein above provided, without the consent of the Holder of each Security so affected, or (ii) change the place of payment on any Security, or impair the right to institute suit for payment on any Security, or reduce the aforesaid percentage of Securities, the holders of which are required to consent to any such supplemental indenture, without the consent of the holders of each Security so affected.  It is also provided in the Indenture that, prior to any declaration accelerating the maturity of any series of Securities, the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series Outstanding may on behalf of the holders of all the Securities of such series waive any past




 

default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to such series and its consequences, except a default in the payment of interest, if any, on the Additional Amount or the principal amount, or premium, if any, on any of the Securities of such series, or in the payment of any sinking fund installment or analogous obligation with respect to Securities of such series.  Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future holders and owners of this Note and any Notes of this series which may be issued in exchange or substitution herefor, irrespective of whether or not any notation thereof is made upon this Note or such other Notes of this series.

Section 4.  Obligations Unconditional.  No reference herein to the Indenture and no provisions of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the Additional Amount or the principal amount on this Note at the place, at the respective times, at the rate, and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.

Section 5.  Defeasance.  The Indenture contains provisions for the discharge of the Indenture and defeasance at any time of the indebtedness on this Note upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth therein, which provisions apply to this Note.

Section 6.  Authorized Form and Denominations.  The Notes of this series are issuable in registered form, without coupons.  Each Note will be issued initially as either a Global Security or a Certificated Note, at the option of the Company, in denominations of $1,000 or whole multiples of $1,000, either at the office or agency to be designated and maintained by the Company for such purpose in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, pursuant to the provisions of the Indenture or at any of such other offices or agencies as may be designated and maintained by the Company for such purpose pursuant to the provisions of the Indenture, and in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture, but without the payment of any service charge, except for any tax or other governmental charges imposed in connection therewith.  Notes of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Notes of this series of a different authorized denomination, except that Global Securities will not be exchangeable for Certificated Notes of this series.

Section 7.  Registration of Transfer.  As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations as therein set forth, the transfer of this Note is registrable in the Security Register, upon surrender of this Note for registration of transfer, at the Corporate Trust Office or agency in a Place of Payment for this Note, duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar requiring such written instrument of transfer duly executed by, the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Notes of this series, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.

If at any time the Depository notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as Depository or if at any time the Depository shall no longer be eligible under the Indenture, the Company shall appoint a successor Depository.  If a successor Depository for the Notes of this series is not appointed by the Company within 90 days after the Company receives such notice or becomes aware of such ineligibility, the Company will issue, and the Trustee will




 

authenticate and deliver, Notes of this series in definitive form in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of this Note.

No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection therewith.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, and neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or of the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.

Section 8.  Events of Default.  If an Event of Default with respect to Notes of this series shall occur and be continuing, the amount that may be declared due and payable upon any acceleration of the notes will be determined by the Calculation Agent for the period from and including the Issue Date to but excluding the date of early repayment and will equal, for each note, the Redemption Amount, calculated as the date of early repayment were the Maturity Date. If a bankruptcy proceeding is commenced in respect of Lehman Brothers Holdings, the claim of the beneficial owner of a note for the period from and including the Issue Date to but excluding the date of early repayment will be capped at the Redemption Amount, calculated as though the date of the commencement of the proceeding were the Maturity Date.

Section 9.  No Recourse Against Certain Persons.  No recourse for the payment of the Additional Amount or for any claim based hereon or otherwise in respect hereof, and no recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement of the Company in the Indenture or any Indenture supplemental thereto or in any Note, or because of the creation of any indebtedness represented thereby, shall be had against any incorporator, stockholder, officer or director, as such, past, present or future, of the Company or of any successor corporation, either directly or through the Company or any successor corporation, whether by virtue of any constitution, statute or rule of law or by the enforcement of any assessment or penalty or otherwise, all such liability being, by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof, expressly waived and released.

Section 10.  Defined Terms.  All terms used but not defined in this Note are used herein as defined in the Indenture.

Section 11.  GOVERNING LAW.  THIS NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.