Subsidiary Guarantee

Fortieth Supplemental Indenture for Additional Subsidiary Guarantees

Exhibit 4.4

 

FORTIETH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE FOR
ADDITIONAL SUBSIDIARY GUARANTEES

 

FORTIETH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees”), dated as of December 15, 2010, among Cottonwood Development LLC, Cottonwood Generating Partners II LLC, Cottonwood Generating Partners I LLC, Cottonwood Generating Partners III LLC, Cottonwood Energy Company LP, Cottonwood Technology Partners LP and Green Mountain Energy Company (each a “Guaranteeing Subsidiary” and together the “Guaranteeing Subsidiaries”), each an indirect subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), the Company, the Existing Guarantors set forth on the signature page hereto (the “Existing Guarantors”) and Law Debenture Trust Company of New York, as trustee under the indentures referred to below (the “Trustee”).

 

W I T N E S S E T H

 

WHEREAS, the Company has heretofore executed and delivered to the Trustee an indenture (the “Base Indenture”), dated as of February 2, 2006, between the Company and the Trustee, as amended by a Twenty-Second Supplemental Indenture (the “Twenty-Second Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of June 5, 2009, among the Company, the Guarantors named therein and the Trustee, providing for the original issuance of an aggregate principal amount of $700 million of 8.50% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Initial Notes”), and, subject to the terms of the Twenty-Second Supplemental Indenture, future unlimited issuances of 8.50% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Additional Notes,” and together with the Initial Notes, the “Notes”), a twenty-third supplemental indenture, dated as of July 14, 2009, among the Company, the Existing Guarantors party thereto and the Trustee (the “Twenty-Third Supplemental Indenture”), a twenty-seventh supplemental indenture, dated as of October 5, 2009, among the Company, the Existing Guarantors party thereto and the Trustee (the “Twenty-Seventh Supplemental Indenture”) and a thirty-first supplemental indenture, dated as of April 16, 2010, among the Company, the Existing Guarantors and the Trustee (the “Thirty-First Supplemental Indenture”) and a thirty-fifth supplemental indenture, dated as of June 23, 2010, among the Company, the Existing Guarantors and the Trustee (the “Thirty-Fifth Supplemental Indenture” and together with the Base Indenture, the Twenty-Second Supplemental Indenture, the Twenty-Third Supplemental Indenture, the Twenty-Seventh Supplemental Indenture and the Thirty-First Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”);

 

WHEREAS, the Indenture provides that under certain circumstances the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries shall execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture pursuant to which the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries shall unconditionally guarantee all of the Company’s Obligations under the Notes and the Indenture (the “Additional Guarantees”); and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 4.17 of the Twenty-Second Supplemental Indenture, the Trustee, the Company and the Existing Guarantors are authorized and required to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries, the Trustee, the Company and the Existing Guarantors mutually covenant and agree for the equal and ratable benefit of the Holders of the Notes as follows:

 

1.             Capitalized Terms.  Unless otherwise defined in this Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees, capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

 

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2.             Agreement to be Bound; Guarantee.  The Guaranteeing Subsidiaries hereby become parties to the Supplemental Indenture as Guarantors and as such will have all of the rights and be subject to all of the Obligations and agreements of a Guarantor under the Indenture.  The Guaranteeing Subsidiaries hereby agree to be bound by all of the provisions of the Supplemental Indenture applicable to a Guarantor and to perform all of the Obligations and agreements of a Guarantor under the Supplemental Indenture.  In furtherance of the foregoing, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries shall be deemed Guarantors for purposes of Article 10 of the Supplemental Indenture, including, without limitation, Section 10.02 thereof.

 

3.             NEW YORK LAW TO GOVERN.  THE INTERNAL LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN AND BE USED TO CONSTRUE THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE FOR ADDITIONAL GUARANTEES BUT WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO APPLICABLE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW TO THE EXTENT THAT THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION WOULD BE REQUIRED THEREBY.

 

4.             Counterparts.  The parties may sign any number of copies of this Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees.  Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them together represent the same agreement.

 

5.             Effect of Headings.  The Section headings herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.

 

6.             The Trustee.  The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees or for or in respect of the recitals contained herein, all of which recitals are made solely by the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries and the Company.

 

7.             Ratification of Indenture; Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees Part of Indenture.  Except as expressly amended hereby, the Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed and all the terms, conditions and provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.  This Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees shall form a part of the Indenture for all purposes, and every Holder of Notes heretofore or hereafter authenticated and delivered shall by bound hereby.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Supplemental Indenture for Additional Guarantees to be duly executed and attested, all as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

GUARANTEEING SUBSIDIARIES:

 

 

 

COTTONWOOD ENERGY COMPANY LP

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Name:

Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Title:

President

 

 

 

COTTONWOOD TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LP

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Name:

Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Title:

President

 

 

 

COTTONWOOD DEVELOPMENT LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Name:

Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Title:

President

 

 

 

COTTONWOOD GENERATING PARTNERS I LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Name:

Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Title:

President

 

 

 

COTTONWOOD GENERATING PARTNERS II LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Name:

Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Title:

President

 

 

 

COTTONWOOD GENERATING PARTNERS III LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Name:

Jeffrey M. Baudier

 

Title:

President

 

Signature Page to Fortieth Supplemental Indenture

 



 

 

GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Robert P. Thomas

 

Name:

Robert P. Thomas

 

Title:

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUER:

 

 

 

NRG ENERGY, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christopher Sotos

 

Name:

Christopher Sotos

 

Title:

Vice President & Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

EXISTING GUARANTORS:

 

 

 

ARTHUR KILL POWER LLC

 

ASTORIA GAS TURBINE POWER LLC

 

BERRIANS I GAS TURBINE POWER LLC

 

BIG CAJUN II UNIT 4 LLC

 

CABRILLO POWER I LLC

 

CABRILLO POWER II LLC

 

CARBON MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LLC

 

CLEAN EDGE ENERGY LLC

 

CONEMAUGH POWER LLC

 

CONNECTICUT JET POWER LLC

 

DEVON POWER LLC

 

DUNKIRK POWER LLC

 

EASTERN SIERRA ENERGY COMPANY

 

ELBOW CREEK WIND POWER LLC

 

EL SEGUNDO POWER LLC

 

EL SEGUNDO POWER II LLC

 

HUNTLEY IGCC LLC

 

HUNTLEY POWER LLC

 

INDIAN RIVER IGCC LLC

 

INDIAN RIVER OPERATIONS INC.

 

INDIAN RIVER POWER LLC

 

JAMES RIVER POWER LLC

 

KEYSTONE POWER LLC

 

LANGFORD WIND POWER, LLC

 

LOUISIANA GENERATING LLC

 

MIDDLETOWN POWER LLC

 

MONTVILLE IGCC LLC

 

MONTVILLE POWER LLC

 

NEO CORPORATION

 

NEO FREEHOLD-GEN LLC

 

Signature Page to Fortieth Supplemental Indenture

 



 

 

NEO POWER SERVICES INC.

 

NEW GENCO GP, LLC

 

NORWALK POWER LLC

 

NRG AFFILIATE SERVICES INC.

 

NRG ARTESIAN ENERGY LLC

 

NRG ARTHUR KILL OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG ASTORIA GAS TURBINE OPERATIONS, INC.

 

NRG BAYOU COVE LLC

 

NRG CABRILLO POWER OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG CALIFORNIA PEAKER OPERATIONS LLC

 

NRG CEDAR BAYOU DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC

 

NRG CONNECTICUT AFFILIATE SERVICES INC.

 

NRG DEVON OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG DUNKIRK OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG EL SEGUNDO OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG GENERATION HOLDINGS, INC.

 

NRG HUNTLEY OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG INTERNATIONAL LLC

 

NRG MIDATLANTIC AFFILIATE SERVICES INC.

 

NRG MIDDLETOWN OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG MONTVILLE OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG NEW JERSEY ENERGY SALES LLC

 

NRG NEW ROADS HOLDINGS LLC

 

NRG NORTH CENTRAL OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG NORTHEAST AFFILIATE SERVICES INC.

 

NRG NORWALK HARBOR OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG OPERATING SERVICES, INC.

 

NRG OSWEGO HARBOR POWER OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG POWER MARKETING LLC

 

NRG RETAIL LLC

 

NRG SAGUARO OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG SOUTH CENTRAL AFFILIATE SERVICES INC.

 

NRG SOUTH CENTRAL GENERATING LLC

 

NRG SOUTH CENTRAL OPERATIONS INC.

 

NRG TEXAS C&I SUPPLY LLC

 

NRG TEXAS LLC

 

NRG TEXAS HOLDING INC.

 

NRG TEXAS POWER LLC

 

NRG WEST COAST LLC

 

NRG WESTERN AFFILIATE SERVICES INC.

 

OSWEGO HARBOR POWER LLC

 

PENNYWISE POWER LLC

 

RELIANT ENERGY POWER SUPPLY, LLC

 

RELIANT ENERGY RETAIL HOLDINGS, LLC

 

RELIANT ENERGY RETAIL SERVICES, LLC

 

RELIANT ENERGY TEXAS RETAIL, LLC

 

RE RETAIL RECEIVABLES, LLC

 

RERH HOLDINGS, LLC

 

SAGUARO POWER LLC

 

SOMERSET OPERATIONS INC.

 

SOMERSET POWER LLC

 

Signature Page to Fortieth Supplemental Indenture

 



 

 

TEXAS GENCO FINANCING CORP.

 

TEXAS GENCO GP, LLC

 

TEXAS GENCO HOLDINGS, INC.

 

TEXAS GENCO OPERATING SERVICES, LLC

 

VIENNA OPERATIONS INC.

 

VIENNA POWER LLC

 

WCP (GENERATION) HOLDINGS LLC

 

WEST COAST POWER LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christopher Sotos

 

Name:

Christopher Sotos

 

Title:

Treasurer

 

 

 

GCP FUNDING COMPANY, LLC

 

TEXAS GENCO LP, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christopher Sotos

 

Name:

Christopher Sotos

 

Title:

Management Board Member

 

 

 

NRG ENERGY SERVICES LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Michael R. Carroll

 

Name:

Michael R. Carroll

 

Title

President

 

 

 

NRG SOUTH TEXAS LP

 

 

 

By: Texas Genco GP, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christopher Sotos

 

Name:

Christopher Sotos

 

Title:

Vice President & Treasurer

 

 

 

TEXAS GENCO SERVICES, LP

 

 

 

By: New Genco GP, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christopher Sotos

 

Name:

Christopher Sotos

 

Title:

Vice President & Treasurer

 

Signature Page to Fortieth Supplemental Indenture

 



 

 

 

NRG CONSTRUCTION LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Rachel Smith

 

 

Name:

Rachel Smith

 

 

Title:

Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Tanuja M. Dehne

 

 

Name:

Tanuja M. Dehne

 

 

Title:

Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

Signature Page to Fortieth Supplemental Indenture

 



 

 

LAW DEBENTURE TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK,

 

  as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ James D. Heaney

 

Name:

James D. Heaney

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

Signature Page to Fortieth Supplemental Indenture