Contract

EXHIBIT 4.18

 
SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE NO. 5 (this "Supplement"), dated as of December 22, 2004, is entered into by and among CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), THE ROBERT MONDAVI CORPORATION, a California corporation and the successor by merger to RMD Acquisition Corp. ("RMC"), R.M.E. INC., a California corporation ("RME"), ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY, a California corporation ("RMW"), ROBERT MONDAVI INVESTMENTS, a California corporation ("Investments"), ROBERT MONDAVI AFFILIATES d/b/a VICHON WINERY ("Vichon"), a California corporation and ROBERT MONDAVI PROPERTIES, INC., a California corporation ("Properties", together with RMC, RME, RMW, Investments, Vichon and Properties, collectively, the "New Guarantors" and individually, each a "New Guarantor"), and BNY MIDWEST TRUST COMPANY (successor trustee to Harris Trust and Savings Bank and The Bank of New York, as applicable), as trustee (the "Trustee").


RECITALS OF THE COMPANY AND THE NEW GUARANTORS

WHEREAS, the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee have executed and delivered an Indenture, dated as of November 17, 1999, as supplemented by Supplemental Indenture No. 1, dated as of August 21, 2001, Supplemental Indenture No. 2, dated as of March 27, 2003, Supplemental Indenture No. 3, dated July 8, 2004 and Supplemental Indenture No. 4, dated as of September 13, 2004 (collectively, the "Indenture"), providing for the issuance by the Company of £150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 8 ½% Senior Notes due 2009, pursuant to which the Guarantors have agreed to guarantee, jointly and severall y, the full and punctual payment and performance when due of all Indenture Obligations;

WHEREAS, each New Guarantor has become a Subsidiary and, pursuant to Section 4.15 of the Indenture, is obligated to enter into this Supplement thereby guaranteeing the punctual payment and performance when due of all Indenture Obligations;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 8.01 of the Indenture, the Company, the New Guarantors and the Trustee may enter into this Supplement without the consent of any Holder;

WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of this Supplement have been duly authorized by Board Resolutions of the respective Boards of Directors of the Company and each New Guarantor; and

WHEREAS, all conditions and requirements necessary to make the Supplement valid and binding upon the Company and each New Guarantor, and enforceable against the Company and each New Guarantor in accordance with its terms, have been performed and fulfilled;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the above premises, each of the parties hereto agrees, for the benefit of the others and for the equal and proportionate benefit of the Holders of the Securities, as follows:


 
     





ARTICLE ONE
THE NEW GUARANTEE

Section 1.01. For value received, each New Guarantor hereby absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees (the "New Guarantee"), jointly and severally among itself and the Guarantors, to the Trustee and the Holders, as if each such New Guarantor was the principal debtor, the punctual payment and performance when due of all Indenture Obligations (which for purposes of the New Guarantee shall also be deemed to include all commissions, fees, charges, costs and other expenses (including reasonable legal fees and disbursements of one counsel) arising out of or incurred by the Trustee or the Holders in connection with the enforce ment of this New Guarantee). The agreements made and obligations assumed hereunder by each New Guarantor shall constitute and shall be deemed to constitute a Guarantee under the Indenture and for all purposes of the Indenture, and each New Guarantor shall be considered a Guarantor for all purposes of the Indenture as if such New Guarantor was originally named therein as the Guarantor.

Section 1.02. The New Guarantee shall be released upon the occurrence of the events as provided in the Indenture.

Section 1.03. Each New Guarantor hereby waives, and will not in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of any rights of reimbursement, indemnity or subrogation or any other rights against the Company or any other Subsidiary as a result of any payment by such New Guarantor under its Guarantee under the Indenture.


ARTICLE TWO
MISCELLANEOUS

Section 2.01. Except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires, all terms used herein which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture. Except as supplemented hereby, the Indenture (including the Guarantees incorporated therein) and the notes issued pursuant thereto are in all respects ratified and confirmed and all the terms and provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 2.02 This Supplement shall be effective as of the close of business on December 22, 2004.

Section 2.03. The recitals contained herein shall be taken as the statements of the Company and each New Guarantor, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this Supplement.

Section 2.04. This Supplement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction which govern the Indenture and its construction.

Section 2.05. This Supplement may be executed in any number of counterparts each of which shall be an original, but such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.



 
     

 

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

CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.
 
By:
/s/ Thomas D. Roberts   
Name:
Thomas D. Roberts
Title:
Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Attest:          /s/ David S. Sorce
Name:
 David S. Sorce
Title:
 Secretary




     

 


THE ROBERT MONDAVI CORPORATION
(successor by merger to RMD Acquisition Corp.)
R.M.E. INC.
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY
ROBERT MONDAVI INVESTMENTS
ROBERT MONDAVI AFFILIATES d/b/a VICHON WINERY
 
By:
/s/ Thomas D. Roberts   
Name:
Thomas D. Roberts
Title:
Vice President & Assistant Treasurer



Attest:          /s/ David S. Sorce
Name:
 David S. Sorce
Title:
 Assistant Secretary



     

 

BNY MIDWEST TRUST COMPANY
 
By:
/s/  D. G. Donovan
Name:
 D. G. Donovan
Title:
 Vice President

Attest:          /s/ M. Callahan
Name:
 Mary Callahan
Title:
 Assistant Vice President