Supplemental Indenture

SEVENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE Dated as of February 7, 2019 Supplementing that Certain INDENTURE Dated as of May 30, 2014 Among

Exhibit 4.1

EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

SEVENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE

Dated as of February 7, 2019

Supplementing that Certain

INDENTURE

Dated as of May 30, 2014

Among

APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P.,

THE GUARANTORS PARTY HERETO

and

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

4.872% Senior Notes due 2029

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLE I Issuance of Securities

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Section 1.1        Issuance of Notes; Principal Amount; Maturity; Title

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Section 1.2        Interest

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Section 1.3        Relationship with Base Indenture

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ARTICLE II Definitions and Other Provisions of General Application

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Section 2.1        Definitions

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ARTICLE III Security Forms

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Section 3.1        Form Generally

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Section 3.2        Form of Note

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Section 3.3        Transfer and Exchange of Global Securities

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ARTICLE IV Remedies

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Section 4.1        Events of Default

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Section 4.2        Waiver of Past Defaults

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ARTICLE V Redemption of Securities

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Section 5.1        Optional Redemption

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Section 5.2        Base Indenture

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ARTICLE VI Particular Covenants

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Section 6.1        Liens

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Section 6.2        Obligation to Offer to Repurchase Upon a Change of Control Repurchase Event

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Section 6.3        Financial Reports

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ARTICLE VII Supplemental Indentures

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Section 7.1        Supplemental Indentures without Consent of Holders of Notes

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Section 7.2        Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders of Notes

     31  

ARTICLE VIII Defeasance

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Section 8.1        Covenant Defeasance

     32  

ARTICLE IX Miscellaneous

     33  

Section 9.1        Execution as Supplemental Indenture

     33  

Section 9.2        Not Responsible for Recitals or Issuance of Notes

     33  

Section 9.3        Separability Clause

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Section 9.4        Successors and Assigns

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Section 9.5        Execution and Counterparts

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Section 9.6        Governing Law

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This Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2019 (the “Seventh Supplemental Indenture”), among Apollo Management Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, having its principal office at 9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor, New York, New York 10019 (the “Company”), the Guarantors party hereto and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association, as Trustee under the Base Indenture (as hereinafter defined) and hereunder (the “Trustee”), supplements that certain Indenture, dated as of May 30, 2014, among the Company, the Guarantors named therein and the Trustee (the “Base Indenture” and subject to Section 1.3 hereof, together with this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”).

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

The Company and the Guarantors have heretofore executed and delivered to the Trustee the Base Indenture providing for the issuance from time to time of one or more series of the Company’s senior unsecured debt securities (herein and in the Base Indenture called the “Securities”), the forms and terms of which are to be determined as set forth in Sections 201 and 301 of the Base Indenture, and the Guarantees thereof by the Guarantors; and

Section 901 of the Base Indenture provides, among other things, that the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee may enter into indentures supplemental to the Base Indenture for, among other things, the purposes of (a) establishing the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 201 and 301 of the Base Indenture and (b) adding to or changing any of the provisions to the Base Indenture in certain circumstances;

The Company desires to create a series of Securities designated as its “4.872% Senior Notes due 2029” pursuant to the terms of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture.

The Company has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture and the Notes (as defined herein) to be issued from time to time, as provided for in the Indenture.

Each Guarantor has duly authorized its Guarantee of the Notes and to provide therefor each Guarantor has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture.

All things necessary have been done to make this Seventh Supplemental Indenture a valid and legally binding agreement of the Company, in accordance with its terms and to make the Notes, when executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered and under the Indenture and duly issued by the Company, the valid and legally binding obligations of the Company.

All things necessary have been done to make the Guarantees, upon execution and delivery of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the valid and legally binding obligations of each Guarantor and to make this Seventh Supplemental Indenture a valid and legally binding agreement of each Guarantor, in accordance with its terms.

 

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ARTICLE I

Issuance of Securities

Section 1.1    Issuance of Notes; Principal Amount; Maturity; Title.

(1)    On February 7, 2019, the Company shall issue and deliver to the Trustee, and the Trustee shall authenticate, the Initial Notes (as defined herein) substantially in the form set forth in Section 3.2 below, in each case with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, and with such letters, numbers, or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with applicable tax laws or the rules of any securities exchange or Depositary therefor or as may, consistently herewith, be determined by the Officer executing such Notes, as evidenced by the execution of such Notes.

(2)    The Initial Notes to be issued pursuant to the Indenture shall be issued in the aggregate principal amount of $550,000,000 and shall mature on February 15, 2029 (the “Stated Maturity”), unless the Notes are redeemed prior to that date as described in Section 5.1. The aggregate principal amount of Initial Notes Outstanding at any time may not exceed $550,000,000, except for Notes issued, authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Notes of the series pursuant to Sections 304, 305, 306, 906 or 1107 of the Base Indenture and except for any Notes which, pursuant to Section 303 of the Base Indenture, are deemed never to have been authenticated and delivered. The Company may without the consent of the Holders, issue additional Notes hereunder as part of the same series and on the same terms and conditions (and having the same Guarantors) and with the same CUSIP numbers as the Initial Notes, but such additional Notes may be offered at a different offering price or have a different issue date, initial interest accrual or initial interest payment date (“Additional Notes”); provided that if any Additional Notes are issued at a price that causes such Additional Notes to have “original issue discount” within the meaning of Section 1273 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and regulations of the United States Department of Treasury thereunder (the “Code”), such Additional Notes may not have the same CUSIP number as the Initial Notes; provided further that such Additional Notes issued pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act may initially be issued under a temporary CUSIP during the applicable Restricted Period.

(3)    The Notes shall be issued only in fully registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof.

 

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(4)    Pursuant to the terms hereof and Sections 201 and 301 of the Base Indenture, the Company hereby creates a series of Securities designated as the “4.872% Senior Notes due 2029” of the Company (as amended or supplemented from time to time, that are issued under the Indenture, including both the Initial Notes and the Additional Notes, if any, the “Notes”), which Notes shall be deemed “Securities” for all purposes under the Base Indenture.

Section 1.2    Interest.

(1)    Interest on a Note will accrue at the per annum rate of 4.872%, from and including the date specified on the face of such Note to, but excluding, the date on which the principal thereof is paid, deemed paid, or made available for payment and, in each case, will be paid on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.

(2)    The Company shall pay interest on the Notes semi-annually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year (each, an “Interest Payment Date”), commencing August 15, 2019.

(3)    Interest shall be paid on each Interest Payment Date to the registered Holders of the Notes after the close of business on the Regular Record Date (as defined herein).

(4)    Amounts due on the Stated Maturity or earlier Redemption Date of the Notes will be payable at the Corporate Trust Office. The Company shall make payments of principal, premium, if any, and interest or the Repurchase Price in connection with a Change of Control Repurchase Event in respect of the Notes in book-entry form to DTC in immediately available funds, while disbursement of such payments to owners of beneficial interests in Notes in book-entry form will be made in accordance with the procedures of DTC and its participants in effect from time to time. The Company may at any time designate additional Paying Agents or rescind the designation of any Paying Agent or approve a change in the office through which any Paying Agent acts, except that the Company shall be required to maintain a Paying Agent in each Place of Payment for the Notes. Neither the Company nor the Trustee shall impose any service charge for any transfer or exchange of a Note. However, the Company may require Holders of the Notes to pay any taxes or other governmental charges in connection with a transfer or exchange of Notes.

(5)    If any Interest Payment Date, Stated Maturity, or earlier Redemption Date or Repurchase Price Payment Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day in The City of New York, the Company shall make the required payment of principal, premium, if any, and/or interest or Repurchase Price in connection with a Change of Control Repurchase Event on the next succeeding Business Day as if it were made on the date payment was due, and no interest will accrue on the amount so payable for the period from and after that Interest Payment Date, Stated Maturity or earlier Redemption Date or Repurchase Price Payment Date, as the case may be, to such next succeeding Business Day.

 

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Section 1.3    Relationship with Base Indenture.

The terms and provisions contained in the Base Indenture will constitute, and are hereby expressly made, a part of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture. However, to the extent any provision of the Base Indenture conflicts with the express provisions of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the provisions of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture will govern and be controlling.

ARTICLE II

Definitions and Other Provisions of General Application

Section 2.1    Definitions.

For all purposes of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture otherwise requires):

(1)    any reference to an “Article” or a “Section” refers to an Article or a Section, as the case may be, of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture;

(2)    the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Seventh Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision;

(3)    “including” means including without limitation;

(4)    unless otherwise provided, references to agreements and other instruments shall be deemed to include all amendments and other modifications to such agreements and instruments, but only to the extent such amendments and other modifications are not prohibited by the terms of this Indenture.

The terms defined in this Section 2.1 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture otherwise requires) for all purposes of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto have the respective meanings specified in this Section 2.1. All other terms used in this Seventh Supplemental Indenture that are defined in the Base Indenture, either directly or by reference therein (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture otherwise requires), have the respective meanings assigned to such terms in the Base Indenture, as in force at the date of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture as originally executed; provided that any term that is defined in both the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture shall have the meaning assigned to such term in this Seventh Supplemental Indenture.

Additional Notes” has the meaning specified in Section 1.1(2).

AGM” means Apollo Global Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, together with its successors and assigns.

 

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Applicable Procedures” means, with respect to any transfer or transaction involving a Global Security or beneficial interest therein, the rules and procedures of DTC, Euroclear and Clearstream, in each case to the extent applicable to such transaction and as in effect from time to time.

Below Investment Grade Rating Event” means the rating on the Notes is lowered in respect of a Change of Control and the Notes are rated below Investment Grade by both Rating Agencies on any date from the date of the public notice of an arrangement that could result in a Change of Control until the end of the 60-day period following public notice of the occurrence of a Change of Control (which period shall be extended until the ratings are announced if during such 60 day period the rating of the Notes is under publicly announced consideration for possible downgrade by either of the Rating Agencies); provided that a Below Investment Grade Rating Event otherwise arising by virtue of a particular reduction in rating shall not be deemed to have occurred in respect of a particular Change of Control (and thus shall not be deemed a Below Investment Grade Rating Event for purposes of the definition of Change of Control Repurchase Event hereunder) if the Rating Agencies making the reduction in rating to which this definition would otherwise apply do not announce or publicly confirm or inform the Company in writing at its request that the reduction was the result, in whole or in part, of any event or circumstance comprised of or arising as a result of, or in respect of, the applicable Change of Control (whether or not the applicable Change of Control shall have occurred at the time of the Below Investment Grade Rating Event).

Change of Control” means the occurrence of the following:

 

  (1)

the direct or indirect sale, transfer, conveyance or other disposition (other than by way of merger or consolidation), in one or a series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Credit Group to any “person” (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act or any successor provision), other than to a Continuing Apollo Person; or

 

  (2)

the consummation of any transaction (including, without limitation, any merger or consolidation) the result of which is that any “person” (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act or any successor provision), other than a Continuing Apollo Person, becomes (A) the beneficial owner (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act or any successor provision) of a majority of the voting interest in (i) AGM or (ii) one or more Guarantors comprising all or substantially all of the assets of the Credit Group and (B) entitled to receive a Majority Economic Interest in connection with such transaction.

Change of Control Offer” has the meaning specified in Section 6.2(1).

Change of Control Repurchase Event” means the occurrence of a Change of Control and a Below Investment Grade Rating Event.

 

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Clearstream” means Clearstream Banking, S.A.

Code” has the meaning specified in Section 1.1(2).

Commission” means the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor entity.

Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such Redemption Date or, if the Company obtains only one Reference Treasury Dealer Quotation, such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotation.

Continuing Apollo Person” means, immediately prior to and immediately following any relevant date of determination, (a) an individual who is a managing partner, executive or other employee of AGM and/or its subsidiaries who, as of any date of determination each has devoted substantially all of his or her business and professional time to the activities of the Credit Parties and/or their subsidiaries during the 12 month period immediately preceding such date, (b) any Person in which any one or more of such individuals directly or indirectly, singly or as a group, holds a majority of the controlling interests, (c) any Person that is a family member of such individual or individuals or (d) any trust, foundation or other estate planning vehicle for which such individual acts as a trustee or beneficiary (any Person referred to in clause (b), (c) or (d) is referred to as a “Related Party”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, each of the Managing Partners and any Related Party of such Managing Partner shall be deemed to be a Continuing Apollo Person.

Covenant Defeasance” has the meaning specified in Section 8.1.

DTC” means The Depository Trust Company, a New York corporation.

Euroclear” means Euroclear Bank, S.A./N.V., as operator of the Euroclear system.

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 4.1.

Fitch” means Fitch Ratings Inc. or any successor thereto.

Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers appointed by the Company.

 

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Initial Notes” means Notes in an aggregate principal amount of $550,000,000 initially issued under this Seventh Supplemental Indenture in accordance with Section 1.1(2).

Interest Payment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.2(2).

Investment Grade” means a rating of BBB- or better by Fitch (or its equivalent under any successor rating categories of Fitch) and BBB- or better by S&P (or its equivalent under any successor rating categories of S&P) (or, in each case, if such Rating Agency ceases to rate the Notes for reasons outside of the Company’s control, the equivalent investment grade credit rating from any Rating Agency selected by the Company as a replacement Rating Agency).

Issue Date” means February 7, 2019.

Majority Economic Interest” means any right or entitlement to receive more than 50% of the equity distributions or partner allocations (whether such right or entitlement results from the ownership of partner or other equity interests, securities, instruments or agreements of any kind) made to all holders of partner or other equity interests in the Credit Group (other than entities within the Credit Group).

Managing Partners” means Messrs. Leon Black, Joshua Harris and Marc Rowan.

Notes” has the meaning specified in Section 1.1(4).

Permitted Liens” means (a) liens on voting stock or profit participating equity interests of any Subsidiary existing at the time such entity becomes a direct or indirect Subsidiary of AGM or is merged into a direct or indirect Subsidiary of AGM (provided such liens are not created or incurred in connection with such transaction and do not extend to any other Subsidiary), (b) statutory liens, liens for taxes or assessments or governmental liens not yet due or delinquent or which can be paid without penalty or are being contested in good faith, (c) other liens of a similar nature as those described above, (d) liens existing on February 7, 2019, (e) liens securing indebtedness for borrowed money in an aggregate principal amount outstanding at any one time not to exceed $1,250 million, (f) any pledge, lien or other encumbrance (x) the board of directors of AGM determines does not materially detract from or interfere with the value or control, as of the date of such determination, of the Credit Parties’ or any of their subsidiaries’ voting or profit participating equity ownership interests in any Subsidiary and (y) in respect thereof the Issuer delivers an Officers’ Certificate to the Trustee certifying that it has received a confirmation from the Rating Agencies that the incurrence of such pledge, lien or other encumbrance would not result in a lowering of the rating on the Notes (provided that to the extent the Rating Agencies are then no longer providing advance confirmation of ratings, such Officer’s Certificate shall certify that the board of directors of AGM has determined that such pledge, lien or other encumbrance would not materially detract from the creditworthiness of the Credit Parties) and (g) any lien renewing, extending or refunding any lien permitted hereby without increase of the principal of the indebtedness secured thereby.

 

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Rating Agency” means:

 

  (1)

each of Fitch and S&P; and

 

  (2)

if either of Fitch or S&P ceases to rate the Notes or fails to make a rating of the Notes publicly available for reasons outside of the Company’s control, a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” within the meaning of Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act selected by the Company as a replacement agency for Fitch or S&P, or both, as the case may be.

Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. or their respective affiliates which are primary U.S. Government securities dealers, and their respective successors; provided that if Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated or Citigroup Global Markets Inc. or their respective affiliates shall cease to be a primary U.S. Government securities dealer in The City of New York (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”), the Company shall substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any Redemption Date, the average, as determined by the Company, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to the Company by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m. New York time on the third business day preceding such Redemption Date.

Registrar” means the Security Registrar for the Notes, which shall initially be Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, or any successor entity thereof, subject to replacement as set forth in the Base Indenture.

Regular Record Date” for interest payable in respect of any Note on any Interest Payment Date means the February 1 or August 1, as applicable, immediately preceding the relevant Interest Payment Date (whether or not a Business Day).

Regulation S Permanent Global Note” has the meaning specified in Section 3.1(3).

Regulation S Temporary Global Note” has the meaning specified in Section 3.1(3).

Repurchase Price” has the meaning specified in Section 6.2(1).

Repurchase Price Payment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 6.2(3)(iii).

 

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Restricted Period,” with respect to any Notes, means the period of 40 consecutive days beginning on and including the later of (a) the day on which such Notes 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 Issuer to the Trustee, and (b) the Issue Date, and with respect to any Additional Notes, it means the comparable period of 40 consecutive days.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., or any successor thereto.

Stated Maturity” has the meaning specified in Section 1.1.(2).

Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolated (on a day count basis) of the Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such Redemption Date.

ARTICLE III

Security Forms

Section 3.1    Form Generally.

(1)    The Notes shall be in substantially the form set forth in Section 3.2 of this Article III, with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, and may have such letters, numbers or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with applicable tax laws or the rules of any securities exchange or Depositary therefore or as may, consistent herewith, be determined by the Officer executing such Notes, as evidenced by the execution thereof. All Notes shall be in fully registered form.

(2)    The Notes shall be printed, lithographed or engraved on steel engraved borders or may be produced in any other manner, all as determined by the Officer of the Company executing such Notes, as evidenced by the execution of such Notes.

(3)    Upon their original issuance, the Notes sold pursuant to Rule 144a under the Securities Act shall be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities in definitive, fully registered form without interest coupons.

Notes sold pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act initially shall be represented by one or more Global Securities in fully registered, global form without interest coupons (collectively, the “Regulation S Temporary Global Note”), which shall be registered in the name of the Depository or the nominee of the Depository for the accounts of designated agents holding on behalf of Euroclear or Clearstream.

 

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Following the termination of the Restricted Period, beneficial interests in the Regulation S Temporary Global Note shall be exchanged for beneficial interests in a permanent Global Security (the “Regulation S Permanent Global Note”) pursuant to the applicable procedures of the Depository. Simultaneously with the authentication of the Regulation S Permanent Global Note, the Trustee shall cancel the Regulation S Temporary Global Note. The aggregate principal amount of the Regulation S Temporary Global Note and the Regulation S Permanent Global Note may from time to time be increased or 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.

Each such Global Security shall be duly executed by the Company, authenticated and delivered by the Trustee and shall be registered in the name of DTC, as Depositary, or its nominee, and deposited with the Trustee, as custodian for DTC. Beneficial interests in the Global Securities will be shown on, and transfers will only be made through, the records maintained by DTC and its participants, including Clearstream and the Euroclear System.

Section 3.2    Form of Note.

[FORM OF FACE OF NOTE]

[THE FOLLOWING LEGEND SHALL APPEAR ON THE FACE OF EACH GLOBAL SECURITY SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT:

THIS SECURITY (INCLUDING THE RELATED GUARANTEES) HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION. NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR ANY INTEREST OR PARTICIPATION HEREIN MAY BE REOFFERED, SOLD, ASSIGNED, TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED, ENCUMBERED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REGISTRATION OR UNLESS SUCH TRANSACTION IS EXEMPT FROM, OR NOT SUBJECT TO, SUCH REGISTRATION. THE HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY, BY ITS ACCEPTANCE HEREOF, AGREES ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ANY INVESTOR ACCOUNT FOR WHICH IT HAS PURCHASED SECURITIES, TO OFFER, SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER SUCH SECURITY, PRIOR TO THE DATE (THE “RESALE RESTRICTION TERMINATION DATE”) THAT IS ONE YEAR AFTER THE LATER OF THE ISSUE DATE HEREOF OR ANY OTHER ISSUE DATE IN RESPECT OF A FURTHER ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES OF THE SAME SERIES AND THE LAST DATE ON WHICH APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. OR ANY AFFILIATE OF APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. WAS THE OWNER OF THIS SECURITY (OR ANY PREDECESSOR OF SUCH SECURITY), ONLY (A) TO APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. OR APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS I, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS II, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS IV, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS V, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS VI, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS VII,

 

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L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS VIII, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS IX, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS X, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS XI, LLC, APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS XII, L.P., OR AMH HOLDINGS (CAYMAN), L.P. OR ANY SUBSIDIARY THEREOF, (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”), TO A PERSON IT REASONABLY BELIEVES IS A “QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER” AS DEFINED IN RULE 144A THAT PURCHASES FOR ITS OWN ACCOUNT OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OF A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER TO WHOM NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE TRANSFER IS BEING MADE IN RELIANCE ON RULE 144A IN A TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, (D) PURSUANT TO OFFERS AND SALES TO NON-U.S. PERSONS THAT OCCUR OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (E) TO AN INSTITUTIONAL “ACCREDITED INVESTOR” WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 501(a)(1), (2), (3) OR (7) UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT THAT IS NOT A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER AND THAT IS PURCHASING FOR ITS OWN ACCOUNT OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OF ANOTHER INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITED INVESTOR, IN EACH CASE IN A MINIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE SECURITIES OF $250,000, FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES AND NOT WITH A VIEW TO OR FOR OFFER OR SALE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISTRIBUTION IN VIOLATION OF THE SECURITIES ACT OR (F) PURSUANT TO ANOTHER AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT, SUBJECT TO APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P.’S AND THE TRUSTEE’S RIGHT PRIOR TO ANY SUCH OFFER, SALE OR TRANSFER PURSUANT TO CLAUSES (D), (E) OR (F) TO REQUIRE THE DELIVERY OF AN OPINION OF COUNSEL, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION SATISFACTORY TO EACH OF THEM. THIS LEGEND WILL BE REMOVED UPON THE REQUEST OF THE HOLDER AFTER THE RESALE RESTRICTION TERMINATION DATE.]

[THE FOLLOWING LEGEND SHALL APPEAR ON THE FACE OF EACH GLOBAL SECURITY SOLD PURSUANT TO REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT:

THIS SECURITY (INCLUDING THE RELATED GUARANTEES) HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION. NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR ANY INTEREST OR PARTICIPATION HEREIN MAY BE REOFFERED, SOLD, ASSIGNED, TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED, ENCUMBERED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REGISTRATION

 

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OR UNLESS SUCH TRANSACTION IS EXEMPT FROM, OR NOT SUBJECT TO, SUCH REGISTRATION. THE HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY, BY ITS ACCEPTANCE HEREOF, AGREES ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ANY INVESTOR ACCOUNT FOR WHICH IT HAS PURCHASED SECURITIES, TO OFFER, SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER SUCH SECURITY, PRIOR TO THE DATE (THE “RESALE RESTRICTION TERMINATION DATE”) THAT IS 40 DAYS AFTER THE LATER OF THE ISSUE DATE HEREOF OR ANY OTHER ISSUE DATE IN RESPECT OF A FURTHER ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES OF THE SAME SERIES AND THE LAST DATE ON WHICH APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. OR ANY AFFILIATE OF APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. WAS THE OWNER OF THIS SECURITY (OR ANY PREDECESSOR OF SUCH SECURITY), ONLY (A) TO APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P. OR APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS I, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS II, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS IV, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS V, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS VI, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS VII, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS VIII, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS IX, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS X, L.P., APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS XI, LLC, APOLLO PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS XII, L.P., OR AMH HOLDINGS (CAYMAN), L.P. OR ANY SUBSIDIARY THEREOF, (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”), TO A PERSON IT REASONABLY BELIEVES IS A “QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER” AS DEFINED IN RULE 144A THAT PURCHASES FOR ITS OWN ACCOUNT OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OF A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER TO WHOM NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THE TRANSFER IS BEING MADE IN A TRANSACTION MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 144A, (D) PURSUANT TO OFFERS AND SALES TO NON-U.S. PERSONS THAT OCCUR OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, (E) TO AN INSTITUTIONAL “ACCREDITED INVESTOR” WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 501(a)(1), (2), (3) OR (7) UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT THAT IS NOT A QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYER AND THAT IS PURCHASING FOR ITS OWN ACCOUNT OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OF ANOTHER INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITED INVESTOR, IN EACH CASE IN A MINIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE SECURITIES OF $250,000, FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES AND NOT WITH A VIEW TO OR FOR OFFER OR SALE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISTRIBUTION IN VIOLATION OF THE SECURITIES ACT OR (F) PURSUANT TO ANOTHER AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT, SUBJECT TO APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P.’S AND THE TRUSTEE’S RIGHT PRIOR TO ANY SUCH OFFER, SALE

 

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OR TRANSFER PURSUANT TO CLAUSES (D), (E) OR (F) TO REQUIRE THE DELIVERY OF AN OPINION OF COUNSEL, CERTIFICATIONS AND/ OR OTHER INFORMATION SATISFACTORY TO EACH OF THEM. THIS LEGEND WILL BE REMOVED UPON THE REQUEST OF THE HOLDER AFTER THE RESALE RESTRICTION TERMINATION DATE. BY ITS ACQUISITION HEREOF, THE HOLDER HEREOF REPRESENTS THAT IT IS NOT A U.S. PERSON NOR IS IT PURCHASING FOR THE ACCOUNT OF A U.S. PERSON AND IS ACQUIRING THIS SECURITY IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.]

[THE FOLLOWING LEGEND SHALL APPEAR ON THE FACE OF EACH GLOBAL SECURITY:

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE REFERRED TO ON THE REVERSE HEREOF. TRANSFERS OF THIS GLOBAL SECURITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TRANSFERS IN WHOLE, BUT NOT IN PART, TO THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (“DTC”) OR ITS NOMINEE 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.].

[THE FOLLOWING LEGEND SHALL APPEAR ON THE FACE OF EACH GLOBAL SECURITY FOR WHICH DTC IS TO BE THE DEPOSITARY:

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC 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 IN 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.]

 

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Apollo Management Holdings, L.P.

4.872% SENIOR NOTE DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2029

 

No.____________________

  

Principal Amount (US)$____________________

CUSIP NO.[____________________]

  

Apollo Management Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called the “Company”, which term includes any successor Person under the Seventh Supplemental Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of                  United States Dollars (U.S.$                 ) on February 15, 2029 and to pay interest thereon, from February 7, 2019, or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for to but excluding the next Interest Payment Date, which shall be February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing August 15, 2019, at the per annum rate of 4.872%, or as such rate may be adjusted pursuant to the terms hereof, per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment.

The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the February 1 or August 1 immediately prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date (whether or not a Business Day). Except as otherwise provided in the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice of which shall be given to Holders of the Notes not less than 10 days prior to the Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which such Notes may be listed, all as more fully provided in the Indenture. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.

Payment of principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on this Note and the Repurchase Price in connection with a Change of Control Repurchase Event will be made at the Corporate Trust Office, in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment shall be legal tender for the payment of public and private debts. With respect to Global Securities, the Company will make such payments by wire transfer of immediately available funds to DTC, or its nominee, as registered owner of the Global Securities. With respect to certificated Notes, the Company will make such payments by wire transfer of immediately available funds to a United States Dollar account maintained in New York, New York to each Holder of an aggregate principal amount of Notes in excess of U.S. $5,000,000 that has furnished wire instructions in writing to the Trustee no later than 12 days prior to the relevant payment date. If a Holder of a certificated Note (i) does not furnish such wire instructions as provided in the preceding sentence or (ii) holds U.S. $5,000,000 or less aggregate principal amount of Notes, the Company will make such payments by mailing a check to such Holder’s registered address.

 

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Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed.

 

APOLLO MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, L.P.,

as Issuer.

By:  

Apollo Management Holdings GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:    
 

Name:

Title:

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

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

Dated:                         

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

By:                                                  

Authorized Signatory

[FORM OF REVERSE OF NOTE]

 

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1. Indenture. This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company designated as its “4.872% Senior Notes due 2029” (herein called the “Notes”), issued under a Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2019 (the “Seventh Supplemental Indenture”), to an indenture, dated as of May 30, 2014 (the “Base Indenture” and herein with the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, collectively, the “Indenture”), among the Company, the Guarantors and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee (herein called the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), to which reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Company, the Guarantors, the Trustee and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The aggregate principal amount of Initial Notes Outstanding at any time may not exceed $550,000,000 in aggregate principal amount, except for, or in lieu of, other Notes of the series pursuant to Sections 304, 305, 306, 906 or 1107 of the Base Indenture and except for any Notes which, pursuant to Section 303 of the Base Indenture, are deemed never to have been authenticated and delivered. The Seventh Supplemental Indenture pursuant to which this Note is issued provides that Additional Notes may be issued thereunder.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between this Note and the Indenture, the provisions of the Indenture shall govern.

2. Optional Redemption. At any time prior to November 15, 2028, the Company may at its option redeem all or a part of the Notes upon not more than 60 nor less than 30 days prior notice, at a redemption price in cash equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of any Notes being redeemed and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of and interest on the Notes to be redeemed (exclusive of interest accrued to the Redemption Date) discounted to the Redemption Date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 35 basis points, plus in each case accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date.

On or after November 15, 2028, the Notes will be redeemable in whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at any time or from time to time, on notice given not more than 60 days, if the Notes are being redeemed in full, or 45 days, if the Notes are being redeemed in part, nor less than 30 days, prior to the date of redemption, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of any Notes being redeemed, plus in each case accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date.

3. Change of Control Repurchase Event. If a Change of Control Repurchase Event occurs, unless the Company has exercised its option to redeem the Notes, the Company will make an offer to each Holder of Notes to repurchase all or any part (each new note will be in a minimum principal amount of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof) of that Holder’s Notes at a repurchase price in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid interest, if any, pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.2 of the Seventh Supplemental Indenture.

 

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4. Global Security. If this Note is a Global Security, then, in the event of a deposit or withdrawal of an interest in this Note, including an exchange, transfer, redemption, repurchase or conversion of this Note in part only, the Trustee, as custodian of the Depositary, shall make an adjustment on its records to reflect such deposit or withdrawal in accordance with the Applicable Procedures.

5. Defaults and Remedies. If an Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, the principal of all the Notes may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture. Upon payment of the amount of principal so declared due and payable, all obligations of the Company in respect of the payment of the principal of and interest on the Notes shall terminate.

No Holder of Notes shall have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to the Indenture, or for the appointment of a receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator or sequestrator (or similar official) or for any other remedy hereunder (except actions for payment of overdue principal of, and premium, if any, or interest on such Notes in accordance with its terms), unless (i) such Holder has previously given written notice to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of an Event of Default and the continuance thereto with respect to the Notes, specifying an Event of Default, as required under the Indenture; (ii) the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default in its own name as Trustee under the Indenture; (iii) such Holder or Holders have offered to the Trustee indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred in compliance with such request; (iv) the Trustee has failed to institute any such proceeding for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity; and (v) no direction inconsistent with such written request has been given to the Trustee during such 60-day period by the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes, it being understood and intended that no one or more of such Holders shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue of, or by availing of, any provision of the Indenture to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other of such Holders, or to obtain or to seek to obtain priority or preference over any other of such Holders or to enforce any right under the Indenture, except in the manner provided in the Indenture and for the equal and ratable benefit of all of such Holders.

The foregoing shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Holder of this Note for the enforcement of any payment of principal of, and premium, if any, or interest hereon, on or after the respective due dates expressed herein.

6. Amendment, Supplement and Waiver. The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of the Company and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes, on behalf of the Holders of all the Notes, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and

 

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certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note or such other Note. Certain modifications or amendments to the Indenture require the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair (without the consent of the Holder hereof) the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on this Note at the times, places and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

7. Registration and Transfer. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Note is registerable on the Security Register. Upon surrender for registration of transfer of this Note at the office or agency of the Company in a Place of Payment, the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Notes of any authorized denominations and of like tenor and principal amount. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, at the option of the Holder, this Note may be exchanged for one or more new Notes of any authorized denominations and of like tenor and principal amount, upon surrender of this Note at such office or agency. Upon such surrender by the Holder, the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Notes of any authorized denominations and of like tenor and principal amount. Every Note presented or surrendered for registration of transfer or for exchange shall be duly endorsed (if so required by the Company or the Trustee), or be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar duly executed, by the Holder thereof or such Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing. 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 Guarantors, the Trustee and any agent of the Company, a Guarantor or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name such Note is registered as the owner thereof for all purposes, whether or not such Note be overdue, and neither the Company, the Guarantors, the Trustee nor any agent of the Company, a Guarantor or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

8. Guarantee. As expressly set forth in the Base Indenture, payment of this Note is jointly and severally and fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Guarantors that have become and continue to be Guarantors pursuant to the Indenture. Guarantors may be released from their obligations under the Indenture and their Guarantees under the circumstances specified in the Base Indenture.

 

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9. Governing Law. THE INDENTURE, THIS SECURITY AND THE GUARANTEES 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.

ABBREVIATIONS

The following abbreviations, when used in the inscription of the face of this Note, shall be construed as though they were written out in full according to applicable laws or regulations:

TEN COM (= tenant in common)

TEN ENT (= tenants by the entireties (Cust))

JT TEN (= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common)

UNIF GIFT MIN ACT (= under Uniform Gifts to Minors Act)

Additional abbreviations may also be used though not in the above list.

ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Note, fill in the form below:

 

(I) or (we) assign and

transfer this Note to:

    
   (Insert assignee’s legal name)

 

 
(Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. no.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
(Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)

and irrevocably appoint                                                                                                           , as agent, to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

In connection with the assignment of the Notes evidenced by this certificate occurring prior to the date that is one year or six months, as the case may be (as specified in Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act), after the later of the date of original issuance of such Notes and the last date, if any, on which such Notes were owned by the Company or any affiliate of the Company, the undersigned confirms that such Notes are being:

 

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CHECK ONE BOX BELOW:

 

  1

☐         acquired for the undersigned’s own account, without transfer; or

 

  2

☐         transferred to the Company; or

 

  3

☐         transferred pursuant to and in compliance with Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”); or

 

  4

☐         transferred pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act; or

 

  5

☐         transferred pursuance to and in compliance with Regulation S promulgated under the Securities Act; or

 

  6

☐         transferred to an institutional “accredited investor” (as defined in Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3), or (7) under the Securities Act) that, prior to such transfer, furnished the Trustee with a signed letter containing certain representations and agreements relating to the transfer; or

 

  7

☐         transferred pursuant to another available exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Unless one of the boxes is checked, the Trustee will refuse to register any of the Notes 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 may require, prior to registering any such transfer of the Notes, in its sole discretion, such legal opinions, certifications and other information as the Company may reasonably request 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, such as the exemption provided by Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

Dated:

           Signature:     

Signature Guarantee:

         

 

              
  (Signature must be guaranteed)        Signature
                     

 

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The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to Rule 17Ad-15 of the Securities Exchange Act.

TO BE COMPLETED BY PURCHASER IF (1) OR (3) ABOVE IS CHECKED.

The undersigned represents and warrants that it is purchasing this Note 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, and is aware that the sale to it is being made in reliance on Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act 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:

           Signature:     

[SCHEDULE OF INCREASES AND DECREASES IN NOTE

Apollo Management Holdings, L.P.

4.872% Senior Note due 2029

The initial principal amount of this Note is $                . The following increases or decreases in this Note have been made:

 

Date

  

Amount of
decrease in
Principal
Amount of
this Note

  

Amount of
increase in
Principal
Amount of
this Note

  

Principal
Amount of
this Note
following
such decrease
or increase

  

Signature of
authorized
signatory of
Trustee] (1)

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

(1) Insert for Global Securities only

 

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Section 3.3    Transfer and Exchange of Global Securities.

(1)    The transfer and exchange of Global Securities or beneficial interests therein shall be effected through the Depositary, in accordance with the Indenture (including applicable restrictions on transfer set forth in the Indenture and in the Global Security) and the procedures of the Depositary therefor. A transferor of a beneficial interest in a Global Security to another Global Security shall deliver to the Security Registrar a duly completed Assignment Form in the form attached to the Global Security, any applicable certifications or opinions required by the Assignment Form and a written order given in accordance with the Applicable Procedures containing information regarding the participant account of the Depositary to be credited with a beneficial interest in the Global Security. The Security Registrar shall, in accordance with such instructions, instruct the Depositary to credit to the account of the Person specified in such instructions a beneficial interest in the Global Security and to debit the account of the Person making the transfer the beneficial interest in the Global Security being transferred.

(2)    If the proposed transfer is a transfer of a beneficial interest in one Global Security to a beneficial interest in another Global Security, the Security Registrar shall reflect on its books and records the date and an increase in the principal amount of the Global Security to which such interest is being transferred in an amount equal to the principal amount of the interest to be so transferred, and the Security Registrar shall reflect on its books and records the date and a corresponding decrease in the principal amount of the Global Security from which such interest is being transferred.

(3)    If the Company determines (upon the advice of counsel and such other certifications and evidence as the Company may reasonably require) that a Note is eligible for resale after the applicable Resale Restriction Termination Date (as defined in the applicable Note) pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act (or a successor provision) without the need for current public information and that the applicable legend in either the first or second paragraph of Section 3.2 hereto (a “Restricted Legend”) is no longer necessary or appropriate in order to ensure that subsequent transfers of the Note (or a beneficial interest therein) are effected in compliance with the Securities Act, the Company may instruct the Trustee to cancel the Note and issue to the Holder thereof (or to its transferee) a new Note in any authorized denominations of like tenor and aggregate principal amount, registered in the name of the Holder thereof (or its transferee), that does not bear the Restricted Legend, and the Trustee will comply with such instruction.

ARTICLE IV

Remedies

Section 4.1    Events of Default.

Section 501 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes, and, with respect to the Notes, any reference to Section 501 in the Base Indenture shall instead be deemed to refer to this Section 4.1.

 

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Event of Default” means, wherever used herein with respect to the Notes, any one of the following events (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

(1)    the Company defaults in the payment of any installment of interest on any Security of such series, and such default continues for a period of 30 days after such payment becomes due and payable;

(2)    the Company defaults in the payment of the principal of or premium, if any, on any Security of such series when the same becomes due and payable, regardless of whether such payment became due and payable at its Stated Maturity, upon redemption, upon declaration of acceleration or otherwise;

(3)    the Company defaults in the deposit of any sinking fund payment, when and as due by the terms of a Security of such series;

(4)    any Credit Party defaults in the performance of, or breaches, any of its covenants and agreements in respect of any Security of such series contained in this Indenture or in the Securities of such series (other than those referred to in (1), (2) or (3) above), and such default or breach continues for a period of 90 days after the notice specified below;

(5)    the Company or any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor), pursuant to or within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Law:

(A)    commences a voluntary case or proceeding;

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

(C)    consents to the appointment of a Custodian of it or for all or substantially all of its property;

(D)    makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors;

(E)    files a petition in bankruptcy or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief;

(F)    consents to the filing of such petition or the appointment of or taking possession by a Custodian; or

(G)    takes any comparable action under any foreign laws relating to insolvency;

 

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

(A)    is for relief against the Company or any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor) in an involuntary case, or adjudicates the Company or any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor) insolvent or bankrupt;

(B)    appoints a Custodian of the Company or any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor) or for all or substantially all of the property of the Company or any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor); or

(C)    orders the winding-up or liquidation of the Company or any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor) (or any similar relief is granted under any foreign laws),

and the order or decree remains unstayed and in effect for 90 days;

(7)    except as otherwise provided herein, a Guarantee of any Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor) ceases to be in full force and effect or is declared to be null and void and unenforceable or such Guarantee is found to be invalid and such default continues for 10 days or a Guarantor (other than an Insignificant Guarantor) denies its liability under its Guarantee (other than by reason of release of such Guarantee in accordance with the terms of this Indenture);

(8)    any other Event of Default provided with respect to Securities of such series occurs; or

(9)    the Company’s failure to pay the Repurchase Price when due in connection with a Change of Control Repurchase Event.

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

A Default with respect to Securities of any series under clause (4) of this Section 4.1 shall not be an Event of Default until the Trustee (by written notice to the Company and the Guarantors) or the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of such series (by written notice to the Company and the Guarantors and the Trustee) gives notice of the Default and the Company and the Guarantors do not cure such Default within the time specified in clause (4) 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.”

 

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Section 4.2    Waiver of Past Defaults.

Section 512 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes, and, with respect to the Notes, any reference to Section 512 in the Base Indenture shall instead be deemed to refer to this Section 4.2.

Subject to Section 502 of the Base Indenture, the Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes may on behalf of the Holders of all the Notes waive any past Default hereunder with respect to the Notes and its consequences, except a default

(1)    in the payment of the principal of or premium, if any, or interest on any Note or the Repurchase Price in connection with a Change of Control Repurchase Event; or

(2)    in respect of a covenant or provision hereof or of the Base Indenture which under Article VII hereof or under Article IX of the Base Indenture cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected.

Upon any such waiver, such Default shall cease to exist, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, for every purpose of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or impair any right consequent thereon.

ARTICLE V

Redemption of Securities

Section 5.1    Optional Redemption.

Prior to November 15, 2028, the Notes will be redeemable in whole or in part, at the Company’s option at any time and from time to time, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of any Notes being redeemed and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on any Notes being redeemed (exclusive of interest accrued to the Redemption Date) discounted to the Redemption Date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 35 basis points, plus in each case accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date.

On or after November 15, 2028, the Notes will be redeemable in whole or in part, at the Company’s option, at any time or from time to time, on notice given not more than 60 days, if the Notes are being redeemed in full, or 45 days, if the Notes are being redeemed in part, nor less than 30 days, prior to the date of redemption, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of any Notes being redeemed, plus in each case accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date.

 

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Section 5.2    Base Indenture.

Any redemption of the Notes under Section 5.1 above shall be in accordance with Article XI of the Base Indenture (Redemption of Securities).

ARTICLE VI

Particular Covenants

Section 6.1    Liens.

The Credit Parties shall not, and shall not cause or permit any of their respective Subsidiaries to, create, assume, incur or guarantee any indebtedness for money borrowed that is secured by a pledge, mortgage, lien or other encumbrance (other than Permitted Liens) on any voting stock or profit participating equity interests of their respective Subsidiaries (to the extent of their ownership of such voting stock or profit participating equity interests) or any entity that succeeds (whether by merger, consolidation, sale of assets or otherwise) to all or any substantial part of the business of any of such Subsidiaries, without providing that the Notes (together with, if the Credit Parties shall so determine, any other indebtedness of, or guarantee by, the Credit Parties ranking equally with the Notes and existing as of the closing of the offering of the Notes or thereafter created) will be secured equally and ratably with or prior to all other indebtedness secured by such pledge, mortgage, lien or other encumbrance on the voting stock or profit participating equity interests of any such entities for so long as such other indebtedness is so secured. This Section 6.1 shall not limit the ability of the Credit Parties or their Subsidiaries to incur indebtedness or other obligations secured by liens on assets other than the voting stock or profit participating equity interests of the Credit Parties and their respective Subsidiaries.

Section 6.2    Obligation to Offer to Repurchase Upon a Change of Control Repurchase Event.

(1)    If a Change of Control Repurchase Event occurs, unless the Company has exercised its option to redeem the Notes pursuant to Article V, the Company shall make an offer to each Holder of Notes to repurchase all or any part (each new note will be in a minimum principal amount of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof) of that Holder’s Notes (the “Change of Control Offer”) at a repurchase price in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes repurchased plus any accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes repurchased to, but excluding, the date of purchase (the “Repurchase Price”).

(2)    In connection with any Change of Control related to a Change of Control Repurchase Event and any particular reduction in the rating on the Notes, the Company shall request from the Rating Agencies each such Rating Agency’s written confirmation that such reduction in the rating on the Notes was the result, in whole or in part, of any event or circumstance comprised of or arising as a result of, or in respect of, the applicable Change of Control (whether or not the applicable Change of Control shall have occurred at the time of any Below Investment Grade Rating Event). The Company shall promptly deliver an Officers’ Certificate to the Trustee certifying as to whether or not such confirmation has been received or denied.

 

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(3)    Within 30 days following any Change of Control Repurchase Event or, at the Company’s option, prior to any Change of Control, but after the public announcement of the Change of Control, the Company shall give notice to each Holder of Notes, with a written copy to the Trustee. Such notice shall state:

(i)    a description of the transaction or transactions that constitute or may constitute the Change of Control Repurchase Event;

(ii)    that the Change of Control Offer is being made pursuant to this Section 6.2;

(iii)    the Repurchase Price and the date on which the Repurchase Price will be paid, which date shall be a Business Day that is no earlier than 30 days and no later than 60 days from the date such notice is mailed, other than as may be required by law (the “Repurchase Price Payment Date”); and

(iv)    if the notice is given prior to the date of consummation of the Change of Control, a statement that the offer to purchase is conditioned on the Change of Control Repurchase Event occurring on or prior to the payment date specified in the notice.

(4)    The Company shall comply with the requirements of Rule 14e-1 under the Exchange Act and any other securities laws and regulations thereunder to the extent those laws and regulations are applicable in connection with the repurchase of the Notes as a result of a Change of Control Repurchase Event. To the extent that the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with the Change of Control Repurchase Event provisions of the Notes, the Company shall comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and shall not be deemed to have breached its obligations under the Change of Control Repurchase Event provisions of the Notes by virtue of such conflict.

(5)    On the Repurchase Price Payment Date, the Company shall, to the extent lawful:

(i)    accept for payment all Notes or portions of Notes properly tendered pursuant to the Change of Control Offer;

(ii)    deposit with the Paying Agent an amount equal to the Repurchase Price in respect of all Notes or portions of Notes properly tendered; and

(iii)    deliver or cause to be delivered to the Trustee the Notes properly accepted together with an Officers’ Certificate stating the aggregate principal amount of Notes or portions of Notes being purchased.

 

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The Paying Agent shall promptly deliver to each Holder of Notes properly tendered the Repurchase Price for such Notes, and the Trustee shall promptly authenticate (if applicable) and deliver (or cause to be transferred by book-entry) to each Holder of Notes properly tendered a new Note equal in principal amount to any unpurchased portion of any Notes surrendered; provided that each new Note will be in a minimum principal amount of $2,000 or any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof.

(6)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be required to make an offer to repurchase the Notes upon a Change of Control Repurchase Event if (i) a third party makes such an offer in respect of the Notes in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements for an offer made by the Company and such third party purchases all the Notes properly tendered and not withdrawn under its offer or (ii) the Company has given written notice of a redemption as provided under Section 5.2; provided that the Company has not failed to pay the redemption price on the Redemption Date.

Section 6.3    Financial Reports.

Section 704 of the Base Indenture shall apply to the reports, information, and documents delivered under this Section 6.3.

(1)    For so long as AGM is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the Company shall provide (or cause its Affiliates to provide) to the Trustee, unless available on the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (or successor system), within 15 days after AGM files the same with the Commission, copies of the annual reports and of the information, documents and other reports (or copies of such portions of any of the foregoing as the Commission may from time to time by rules and regulations prescribe) which AGM may file with the Commission pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. In connection with any annual report or quarterly report of AGM, the Issuer will provide (or cause its affiliates to provide) to the Trustee, unless available on the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (or successor system), an unaudited reconciliation indicating the differences between the financial information of AGM and the financial information of the Credit Parties and their subsidiaries on a combined and consolidated basis, taken as a whole, provided that, the requirement to deliver such unaudited reconciliation shall not be applicable at any time AGM guarantees the Notes. The Trustee may conclusively presume, and shall incur no liability in such presumption, that AGM has not filed any such reports, information, documents and other reports with the Commission that are not available on the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (or successor system) unless and until it shall have received written notice from the Company to the contrary.

 

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(2)    For so long as any of the Notes remain Outstanding and have not become freely tradeable without restrictions by non-affiliates of the Credit Parties pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, the Company shall, or shall cause its Affiliates to, furnish to the Holders of the Notes and prospective investors, upon their request, the information required to be delivered pursuant to Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act for the Company and, unless available on the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (or successor system), for AGM (as if such rule applied to it); provided, however, that if at any time the Credit Parties are no longer consolidated with AGM, or AGM does not guarantee the Notes, such information shall be provided for either (i) the Credit Parties on a combined and consolidated basis, taken as a whole or (ii) any Person that directly or indirectly controls the Credit Parties and guarantees the Notes (in each case, as if such rule applied to such Persons). The Company shall, or shall cause its Affiliates to, make the above information and reports available to securities analysts and prospective investors upon request.

ARTICLE VII

Supplemental Indentures

Section 7.1    Supplemental Indentures without Consent of Holders of Notes.

Section 901 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes, and, with respect to the Notes, any reference to Section 901 in the Base Indenture shall instead be deemed to refer to this Section 7.1.

Without the consent of any Holders, the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, may enter into one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, for any of the following purposes:

(1)    to add to the covenants for the benefit of the Holders of all or any series of Securities (and if such covenants are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities, stating that such covenants are expressly being included solely for the benefit of such series) or to surrender any right or power conferred upon the Company or any Guarantor hereunder, under any indenture supplemental hereto or under any series of Securities;

(2)    to evidence the succession of another Person to the Company or any Guarantor, or successive successions, and the assumption by the successor Person of the covenants, agreements and obligations of the Company or such Guarantor pursuant to Article VIII;

(3)    to add any additional Events of Default for the benefit of the Holders of all or any series of Securities (and if such additional Events of Default are to be for the benefit of less than all series of Securities, stating that such additional Events of Default are expressly being included solely for the benefit of such series);

(4)    to add new Guarantors;

(5)    to provide for the release of any Guarantor in accordance with this Indenture;

 

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(6)    to secure the Securities;

(7)    to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment hereunder by a successor Trustee with respect to the Securities of one or more series and to add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture as shall be necessary to provide for or facilitate the administration of the trusts hereunder by more than one Trustee, pursuant to the requirements of Section 611; or

(8)    to provide for the issuance of additional Securities of any series;

(9)    to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 201 and 301;

(10)    to comply with the rules of any applicable Depositary;

(11)    to add to or change any of the provisions of this Indenture to such extent as shall be necessary to permit or facilitate the issuance of Securities in uncertificated form in addition to or in place of certificated notes;

(12)    to add to, change or eliminate any of the provisions of this Indenture in respect of one or more series of Securities; provided that any such addition, change or elimination (A) shall neither (i) apply to any Security of any series created prior to the execution of such supplemental indenture and entitled to the benefit of such provision nor (ii) modify the rights of the Holder of any such Security with respect to such provision or (B) shall become effective only when there is no Security described in clause (i) Outstanding;

(13)    to cure any ambiguity or omission, to correct or supplement any provision of this Indenture or in any supplemental indenture which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provision herein or in any supplemental indenture;

(14)    to change any other provision contained in the Securities of any series or under this Indenture; provided that such action pursuant to this clause (14) shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Securities of any series in any material respect; and

(15)    to conform the text of this Section 7.1, the Indenture, the Securities or any supplemental indenture to any provision of the “Description of the Notes” or similarly captioned section of any offering memorandum, offering circular, prospectus supplement or similar offering document relating to Securities of such series, in each case, as stated in an Officers’ Certificate;

It shall not be necessary for any Act of Holders under this Section 7.1 to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such Act shall approve the substance thereof.

 

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For the purposes of the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, no amendment to cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency in this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the Base Indenture or the Notes made solely to conform this Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the Base Indenture or the Notes to the Description of the Notes contained in the Company’s offering memorandum dated February 4, 2019, shall be deemed to adversely affect the interests of the Holders of any Notes.

Section 7.2    Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders of Notes.

Section 902 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes, and, with respect to the Notes, any reference to Section 902 in the Base Indenture shall instead be deemed to refer to this Section 7.2.

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

(1)    change the Stated Maturity of the principal of, or any installment of principal of or interest on, any Note;

(2)    reduce the principal amount of any Note which would be due and payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the Maturity thereof pursuant to Section 502 and Section 503 of the Base Indenture, or reduce the rate of or extend the time of payment of interest on any Note;

(3)    reduce the Repurchase Price in connection with a Change of Control Repurchase Event;

(4)    reduce any premium payable upon the redemption of or change the date on which any Note may or must be redeemed;

(5)    change the coin or currency in which the principal of or premium, if any, or interest on any Note is payable;

(6)    impair the contractual right of any Holder to bring suit for the enforcement of the payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest on its Notes, on or after the respective due dates provided for in the Notes;

(7)    reduce the percentage in principal amount of the Outstanding Notes the consent of whose Holders is required for modification or amendment of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture or the Base Indenture or the consent of whose Holders is required for any waiver (of compliance with certain provisions of the Base Indenture or this Seventh Supplemental Indenture or certain defaults thereunder and hereunder and their consequences) provided for in the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture

 

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(8)    modify any of the provisions of this Section 7.2 or Section 512 or Section 1005 of the Base Indenture, except to increase any such percentage or to provide that certain other provisions of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture cannot be modified or waived without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected thereby; provided, however, that this clause shall not be deemed to require the consent of any Holder with respect to changes in the references to “the Trustee” and concomitant changes in this Section 7.2 and Section 1005 of the Base Indenture, or the deletion of this proviso, in accordance with the requirements of Sections 611 and 901(7) of the Base Indenture;

(9)    subordinate the Notes or any Guarantee of a Guarantor in respect thereof to any other obligation of the Company or such Guarantor;

(10)    modify the terms of any Guarantee in a manner adverse to the Holders of the Notes; or

(11)    modify clauses (1) through (10) above.

It shall not be necessary for any Act of Holders under this Section 7.2 to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such Act shall approve the substance thereof.

In addition, the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes may, on behalf of the Holders of all Notes, waive compliance with the Credit Parties’ covenants described under Sections 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 and Article VIII of the Base Indenture.

ARTICLE VIII

Defeasance

Section 8.1    Covenant Defeasance.

Section 1303 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes, and, with respect to the Notes, any reference to Section 1303 in the Base Indenture shall instead be deemed to refer to this Section 8.1.

Upon the Company’s exercise of its option, if any, to have this Section 8.1 applied to the Notes, or if this Section 8.1 shall otherwise apply to the Notes, (1) the Company and the Guarantors shall be released from their respective obligations and any covenants provided pursuant to Article VI of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture and Section 301(18), Section 801, Section 901(1), Section 901(12) and Section 1402 of the Base Indenture for the benefit of the Holders of such Notes and (2) the occurrence of any

 

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event specified in Section 501(4) and Section 501(8) of the Base Indenture and Section 4.1(2) of the Seventh Supplemental Indenture shall be deemed not to be or result in an Event of Default, in each case with respect to such Notes and the related Guarantees as provided in Section 1303 of the Base Indenture on and after the date the conditions set forth in Section 1304 of the Base Indenture are satisfied (hereinafter called “Covenant Defeasance”). For this purpose, such Covenant Defeasance means that, with respect to such Notes and Guarantees, each of the Company and the Guarantors may omit to comply with and shall have no liability in respect of any term, condition or limitation set forth in any such specified Section, whether directly or indirectly by reason of any reference elsewhere herein to any such Section or by reason of any reference in any such Section to any other provision herein or in any other document, but the remainder of the Base Indenture, this Seventh Supplemental Indenture and such Notes and Guarantees shall be unaffected thereby.

ARTICLE IX

Miscellaneous

Section 9.1    Execution as Supplemental Indenture.

This Seventh Supplemental Indenture is executed and shall be construed as an indenture supplemental to the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture and the Base Indenture shall henceforth be read together, and any conflict between the Base Indenture and this Seventh Supplemental Indenture shall be resolved as provided in Section 1.3 of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture.

Section 9.2    Not Responsible for Recitals or Issuance of Notes.

The recitals contained herein and in the Notes, except the Trustee’s certificates of authentication, shall be taken as the statements of the Company and the Guarantors, as the case may be, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture or of the Securities or the Guarantees. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Company of the Notes or the proceeds thereof.

Section 9.3    Separability Clause.

In case any provision in this Seventh Supplemental Indenture or in the Notes 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.

 

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Section 9.4    Successors and Assigns.

All covenants and agreements in this Seventh Supplemental Indenture by the Company and the Guarantors shall bind their respective successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not. All agreements of the Trustee in this Seventh Supplemental Indenture shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

Section 9.5    Execution and Counterparts.

This Seventh Supplemental Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, and all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. This exchange of copies of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture and of signature pages by facsimile or PDF transmission shall constitute effective execution and delivery of this Seventh Supplemental Indenture as to the parties hereto and may be used in lieu of the original Seventh Supplemental Indenture and signature pages for all purposes.

Section 9.6    Governing Law.

This Seventh Supplemental Indenture shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflicts of law.

[Signature page to follow.]

 

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

 

Apollo Management Holdings, L.P.,

    as Issuer

By:  

Apollo Management Holdings GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings I, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings I GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings II, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Seventh Supplemental Indenture]


Apollo Principal Holdings III, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings III GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings IV, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings IV GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings V, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings V GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Seventh Supplemental Indenture]


Apollo Principal Holdings VI, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings VI GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings VII, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings VII GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings VIII, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings VIII GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Seventh Supplemental Indenture]


Apollo Principal Holdings IX, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings IX GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings X, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings X GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

 

Apollo Principal Holdings XI, LLC,

    as Guarantor

By:   /s/ Dominic M. Fry
 

Name: Dominic M. Fry

Title:   Manager

 

Apollo Principal Holdings XII, L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

Apollo Principal Holdings XII GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Seventh Supplemental Indenture]


AMH Holdings (Cayman), L.P.,

    as Guarantor

By:  

AMH Holdings GP, Ltd.,

its general partner

By:  

Apollo Management Holdings GP, LLC,

its sole director

By:   /s/ John J. Suydam
 

Name: John J. Suydam

Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Seventh Supplemental Indenture]


Wells Fargo Bank, National Association,

    as Trustee

By:   /s/ Stefan Victory
 

Name: Stefan Victory

Title:   Authorized Signatory

[Signature Page to Seventh Supplemental Indenture]