Note

[Form of Face of Security] Euro Fixed Rate Subordinated Registered Note

EXHIBIT 4-z
 
 
[FORM OF FACE OF SECURITY]
 
EURO FIXED RATE SUBORDINATED REGISTERED NOTE
 
REGISTERED
 
REGISTERED
No. EFXRR
 
[PRINCIPAL AMOUNT]

 
THIS NOTE HAS NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND EXCHANGE LAW OF JAPAN (LAW NO.25 OF 1948, AS AMENDED) (THE “FIEL”). THIS NOTE MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN JAPAN OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, ANY RESIDENT OF JAPAN (WHICH TERM AS USED HEREIN MEANS ANY PERSON RESIDENT IN JAPAN INCLUDING ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY ORGANIZED UNDER THE LAWS OF JAPAN) OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, OTHERS FOR THE RE-OFFERING OR RE-SALE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN JAPAN OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, ANY RESIDENT OF JAPAN EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF, AND OTHERWISE IN COMPLIANCE WITH, THE FIEL AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND MINISTERIAL GUIDELINES OF JAPAN.1
 
THESE SECURITIES ARE NOT INSURED OR PROTECTED BY THE SECURITIES INVESTOR PROTECTION CORPORATION OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY.
 

 
 

1           If this Note is offered in Japan or denominated in Japanese Yen, appropriate legends need to be added.
 
 

 
MORGAN STANLEY
EURO FIXED RATE SUBORDINATED REGISTERED NOTE
GLOBAL MEDIUM TERM NOTE, SERIES [G/H]
 
ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE:
INITIAL REDEMPTION DATE:
INTEREST RATE:
MATURITY DATE:
INTEREST ACCRUAL DATE:
INITIAL REDEMPTION PERCENTAGE:
INTEREST PAYMENT DATE(S):
OPTIONAL REPAYMENT DATE(S):
SPECIFIED CURRENCY:
ANNUAL REDEMPTION PERCENTAGE REDUCTION:
EUROCLEAR NO.:
MINIMUM DENOMINATIONS:
EXCHANGE RATE AGENT:
[Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc]
REDEMPTION NOTICE PERIOD:2
CLEARSTREAM NO.:
APPLICABILITY OF MODIFIED PAYMENT UPON ACCELERATION, REPAYMENT OR REDEMPTION:
   
COMMON CODE:
If yes, state Issue Price:
   
ISIN:
ORIGINAL YIELD TO MATURITY:
     
OTHER PROVISIONS:
 
Morgan Stanley, a Delaware corporation (together with its successors and assigns, the “Issuer”), for value received, hereby promises to pay to                           , or registered assignees, the principal sum of                     , on the Maturity Date specified above (except to the extent previously redeemed or repaid) and to pay interest thereon at the Interest Rate per annum specified above from and including the Interest Accrual Date specified above until but excluding the date the principal hereof is paid or duly made available for payment (except as provided below) weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually in arrears on the Interest Payment Dates specified above in each commencing on the Interest Payment Date next succeeding the Interest Accrual Date specified above, and at maturity (or on any redemption or repayment date); provided, however, that if the Interest Accrual Date occurs between a Record Date, as defined below, and the next succeeding Interest Payment Date, interest payments will commence on the second Interest Payment Date succeeding the Interest Accrual Date to the registered holder of this Note on the Record Date with respect to such second Interest Payment Date.
 
Interest on this Note will accrue from and including the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, or, if no interest has been paid or duly provided for, from and including the Interest Accrual Date, until but excluding the date the principal hereof has been paid or duly made available for payment (except as provided below). The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, subject to certain exceptions described herein, be paid to the person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the date 15 calendar days prior to such Interest Payment Date (whether or not a Business Day (as defined on the reverse hereof)) (each such date, a “Record Date”); provided, however, that interest payable at maturity, redemption or repayment will be payable to the person to whom the principal hereof shall be payable.
 
Payment of the principal of this Note, any premium and the interest due at maturity (or on any redemption or repayment date) will be made in immediately available funds upon surrender of this Note at the office or agency of
 
 

2           Applicable if other than 30-60 calendar days. Consult with Euroclear or Clearstream if a shorter redemption is requested. A minimum of 10 calendar days may be possible.
 
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the Principal Paying Agent, as defined on the reverse hereof, or at such other paying agency as the Issuer may determine (each, a “Paying Agent,” which term shall include the Principal Paying Agent). Payment of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on this Note will be made in the Specified Currency indicated above; provided, however, that U.S. dollar payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or on any date of redemption or repayment, will be made by U.S. dollar check mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. A holder of U.S. $10,000,000 or more in aggregate principal amount of Notes having the same Interest Payment Date will be entitled to receive payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or on any date of redemption or repayment, by wire transfer of immediately available funds if appropriate wire transfer instructions have been received by the Principal Paying Agent in writing not less than 15 calendar days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date. If this Note is denominated in a Specified Currency other than U.S. dollars, payments of interest hereon will be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account maintained by the holder hereof with a bank located outside the United States, and in the case the Specified Currency is euro, in a country for which the euro is the lawful currency, if appropriate wire transfer instructions have been received by the Principal Paying Agent in writing on or prior to the fifth business day after the applicable Record Date. If such wire transfer instructions are not so received, such interest payments will be made by check payable in such Specified Currency mailed to the address of the person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register.
 
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, as defined on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Subordinated Indenture, as defined on the reverse hereof, or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.
 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Issuer has caused this Note to be duly executed.
 
DATED:
       
   
MORGAN STANLEY
 
       
       
 
   
By:
   
       
Name:
   
       
Title:
   

TRUSTEE'S CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHENTICATION
 
This is one of the Notes referred to in the within
mentioned Senior Indenture.
 
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, as Trustee
 
 
By:
 
 
Authorized Signatory
 
 
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[FORM OF REVERSE OF SECURITY]
 
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of Subordinated Global Medium Term Notes, Series [G/H], having maturities more than nine months from the date of issue(the “Notes”) of the Issuer. The Notes are issuable under a Subordinated Indenture, dated as of October 1, 2004, between the Issuer and The Bank of New York Mellon (as successor Trustee to J.P. Morgan Trust Company, National Association), as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee under the Subordinated Indenture) (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Subordinated Indenture”), to which Subordinated Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities of the Issuer, the Trustee and holders of the Notes and the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Issuer has appointed the Trustee acting through its principal corporate trust office in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, as a paying agent for the Notes in the United States and has appointed the Trustee (acting through The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch (as successor to JPMorgan Chase, N.A., London Branch)), at its corporate trust office in London as its sub agent as the principal paying agent  for the Notes outside the United States (the “Principal Paying Agent,” which term includes any additional or successor Principal Paying Agent appointed by the Issuer) with respect to the Notes. The terms of individual Notes may vary with respect to interest rates, interest rate formulas, issue dates, maturity dates, or otherwise, all as provided in the Subordinated Indenture. To the extent not inconsistent herewith, the terms of the Subordinated Indenture are hereby incorporated by reference herein.
 
Unless otherwise indicated on the face hereof, this Note will not be subject to any sinking fund and, unless otherwise indicated on the face hereof in accordance with the provisions of the following two paragraphs and except as set forth below, will not be redeemable or subject to repayment at the option of the holder prior to maturity.
 
If so indicated on the face hereof, this Note may be redeemed in whole or in part at the option of the Issuer on or after the Initial Redemption Date specified on the face hereof on the terms set forth on the face hereof, together with interest accrued and unpaid hereon to the date of redemption (except as indicated below). If this Note is subject to “Annual Redemption Percentage Reduction,” the Initial Redemption Percentage indicated on the face hereof will be reduced on each anniversary of the Initial Redemption Date by the Annual Redemption Percentage Reduction specified on the face hereof until the redemption price of this Note is 100% of the principal amount hereof, together with interest accrued and unpaid hereon to the date of redemption (except as provided below). If the face hereof indicates that this Note is subject to “Modified Payment upon Acceleration, Repayment or Redemption,” the amount of principal payable upon redemption will be limited to the aggregate principal amount hereof multiplied by the sum of the Issue Price specified on the face hereof (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount) plus the original issue discount accrued from the Interest Accrual Date to the date of redemption (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount), with the amount of original issue discount accrued being calculated using a constant yield method (as described below). Notice of redemption shall be mailed to the registered holders of the Notes designated for redemption their addresses as the same shall appear on the Note register not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days prior to the date fixed for redemption or within the Redemption Notice Period specified on the face hereof, subject to all the conditions and provisions of the Subordinated Indenture. In the event of redemption of this Note in part only, a new Note or Notes for the amount of the unredeemed portion hereof shall be issued in the name of the holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.
 
If so indicated on the face of this Note, this Note will be subject to repayment at the option of the holder on the Optional Repayment Date or Dates specified on the face hereof on the terms set forth herein. On any Optional Repayment Date, this Note will be repayable in whole or in part in increments of $1,000 or, if this Note is denominated in a Specified Currency other than U.S. dollars, in increments of 1,000 units of such Specified Currency (provided that any remaining principal amount hereof shall not be less than the minimum authorized denomination hereof) at the option of the holder hereof at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount to be repaid, together with interest accrued and unpaid hereon to the date of repayment (except as provided below), provided that if the face hereof indicates that this Note is subject to “Modified Payment upon Acceleration, Repayment or Redemption”, the amount of principal payable upon repayment will be limited to the aggregate principal amount hereof multiplied by the sum of the Issue Price specified on the face hereof (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount) plus the original issue discount accrued from the Interest Accrual Date to the date of repayment (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount), with the amount of
 
 
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original issue discount accrued being calculated using a constant yield method (as described below). For this Note to be repaid at the option of the holder hereof, the Principal Paying Agent must receive at its office in London, at least 15 but not more than 30 calendar days prior to the date of repayment, (i) this Note with the form entitled “Option to Elect Repayment” below duly completed or (ii) a telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or a letter from a member of a national securities exchange, or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. or a commercial bank or trust company in the United States, Western Europe or Japan setting forth the principal amount of the Note, the principal amount of the Note to be repaid, the certificate number or a description of the tenor and terms of this Note, a statement that the Option to Elect Repayment is being exercised and a guarantee that this Note to be repaid, together with the duly completed form entitled Option to Elect Repayment, will be received by the Principal Paying Agent not later than the fifth Business Day after the date of that telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or letter. However, the telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or letter shall only be effective if this Note and an Option to Elect Repayment form duly completed are received by the Paying Agent by the fifth Business Day after the date of such telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or letter. Unless otherwise indicated on the face of this Note, exercise of such repayment option by the holder hereof shall be irrevocable. In the event of repayment of this Note in part only, a new Note or Notes for the amount of the unpaid portion hereof shall be issued in the name of the holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.
 
Interest payments on this Note will include interest accrued to but excluding the Interest Payment Dates or the Maturity Date (or any earlier redemption or repayment date), as the case may be. Unless otherwise specified on the face hereof, interest payments for this Note will be computed and paid on the basis of a 360 day year of twelve 30 day months.
 
In the case where the Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date (or any redemption or repayment date) does not fall on a Business Day, payment of interest, premium, if any, or principal otherwise payable on such date need not be made on such date, but may be made on the next succeeding Business Day with the same force and effect as if made on the Interest Payment Date or on the Maturity Date (or any redemption or repayment date), and no interest on such payment shall accrue for the period from and after the Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date (or any redemption or repayment date) to such next succeeding Business Day.
 
This Note and all other obligations of the Issuer hereunder will constitute part of the subordinated debt of the Issuer, will be issued under the Subordinated Indenture and will be subordinate and junior in right of payment, to the extent and in the manner set forth in the Subordinated Indenture, to all “Senior Indebtedness” of the Issuer. The Subordinated Indenture defines “Senior Indebtedness” as (i) obligations (other than non recourse obligations, the debt securities, including this Note, issued under the Subordinated Indenture or any other obligations specifically designated as being subordinate in right of payment to Senior Indebtedness) of, or guaranteed or assumed by, the Issuer for borrowed money or evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments, and amendments, renewals, extensions, modifications and refundings of any such indebtedness or obligation and (ii) if provided in the supplemental indenture under which a series of Securities is issued or in the form of Security for such series, any additional obligations that the Issuer determines to include within the definition of Senior Indebtedness in order to assure that the Securities of such series will be accorded the regulatory capital recognition desired by the Issuer in accordance with Rule 15c3-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other rule or regulation governing the definition of capital that is applicable to the Issuer or its affiliates.
 
This Note, and any Note or Notes issued upon transfer or exchange hereof, is issuable only in fully registered form, without coupons, and is issuable only in the minimum denominations set forth on the face hereof or any amount in excess thereof which is an integral multiple of 1,000 units of the Specified Currency set forth on the face hereof.
 
The Trustee has been appointed registrar for the Notes (the “Registrar,” which term includes any successor registrar appointed by the Issuer), and the Registrar will maintain at its office in The City of New York, a register for the registration and transfer of Notes. This Note may be transferred at either the aforesaid New York office or at the London office of the Registrar by surrendering this Note for cancellation, accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Issuer and the Registrar and duly executed by the registered holder hereof in person or by the holder's attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon the Registrar shall issue in the name of the transferee or transferees, in exchange herefor, a new Note or Notes having identical terms and provisions and having a like aggregate principal amount in authorized denominations, subject to the terms and conditions set forth
 
 
 
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herein; provided, however, that the Registrar will not be required (i) to register the transfer of or exchange any Note that has been called for redemption in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of Notes being redeemed in part, (ii) to register the transfer of or exchange any Note if the holder thereof has exercised his right, if any, to require the Issuer to repurchase such Note in whole or in part, except the portion of such Note not required to be repurchased, or (iii) to register the transfer of or exchange Notes to the extent and during the period so provided in the Subordinated Indenture with respect to the redemption of Notes. Notes are exchangeable at said offices for other Notes of other authorized denominations of equal aggregate principal amount having identical terms and provisions. All such registrations, exchanges and transfers of Notes will be free of service charge, but the Issuer may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge in connection therewith. All Notes surrendered for exchange shall be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Issuer and the Registrar and executed by the registered holder in person or by the holder's attorney duly authorized in writing. The date of registration of any Note delivered upon any exchange or transfer of Notes shall be such that no gain or loss of interest results from such exchange or transfer.
 
In case this Note shall at any time become mutilated, defaced or be destroyed, lost or stolen and this Note or evidence of the loss, theft or destruction thereof (together with the indemnity hereinafter referred to and such other documents or proof as may be required in the premises) shall be delivered to the Trustee, the Issuer in its discretion will execute a new Note of like tenor in exchange for this Note, but, if this Note has been destroyed, lost or stolen, only upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Trustee and the Issuer that this Note was destroyed or lost or stolen and, if required, upon receipt also of indemnity satisfactory to each of them. All expenses and reasonable charges associated with procuring such indemnity and with the preparation, authentication and delivery of a new Note shall be borne by the owner of the Note mutilated, defaced, destroyed, lost or stolen.
 
The Subordinated Indenture provides that, (a) if an Event of Default (as defined in the Subordinated Indenture) pursuant to Section 5.01(c) of the Subordinated Indenture is provided in the supplemental indenture relating to the series of Subordinated Medium-Term Notes of which this Note forms a part or in the form of debt security for such series (if such Event of Default is with respect to less than all outstanding debt securities issued under the Subordinated Indenture) and such Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, either the Trustee or the holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of each affected series, voting as one class, by notice in writing to the Issuer and to the Trustee, if given by the securityholders, may then declare the principal of all debt securities of all such series and interest accrued thereon to be due and payable immediately and (b) if an Event of Default due to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Issuer shall have occurred and be continuing or if an Event of Default pursuant to Section 5.01(c) of the Subordinated Indenture is provided in the supplemental indenture relating to the series of Subordinated Medium-Term Notes of which this Note forms a part or in the form of debt security for such series (if such Event of Default is with respect to all outstanding debt securities issued under the Subordinated Indenture) and such Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, either the Trustee or the holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of all outstanding debt securities issued under the Subordinated Indenture, voting as one class, by notice in writing to the Issuer and to the Trustee, if given by the securityholders, may declare the principal of all such debt securities and interest accrued thereon to be due and payable immediately, but upon certain conditions such declarations may be annulled and past defaults may be waived (except a continuing default in payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest on such debt securities) by the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of all the debt securities of all affected series then outstanding.
 
If the face hereof indicates that this Note is subject to “Modified Payment upon Acceleration, Repayment or Redemption,” then (i) if the principal hereof is declared to be due and payable as described in the preceding paragraph, the amount of principal due and payable with respect to this Note shall be limited to the aggregate principal amount hereof multiplied by the sum of the Issue Price specified on the face hereof (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount) plus the original issue discount accrued from the Interest Accrual Date to the date of declaration (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount), with the amount of original issue discount accrued being calculated using a constant yield method (as described in the next paragraph), (ii) for the purpose of any vote of securityholders taken pursuant to the Subordinated Indenture prior to the acceleration of payment of this Note, the principal amount hereof shall equal the amount that would be due and payable hereon, calculated as set forth in clause (i) above, if this Note were declared to be due and payable on the date of any such vote and (iii) for the purpose of any vote of securityholders taken pursuant to the Subordinated
 
 
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Indenture following the acceleration of payment of this Note, the principal amount hereof shall equal the amount of principal due and payable with respect to this Note, calculated as set forth in clause (i) above.
 
The constant yield shall be calculated using a 30-day month, 360-day year convention, a compounding period that, except for the initial period (as defined below), corresponds to the shortest period between Interest Payment Dates (with ratable accruals within a compounding period), and an assumption that the maturity will not be accelerated. If the period from the Original Issue Date to the first Interest Payment Date (the “initial period”) is shorter than the compounding period for this Note, a proportionate amount of the yield for an entire compounding period will be accrued. If the initial period is longer than the compounding period, then the period will be divided into a regular compounding period and a short period with the short period being treated as provided in the preceding sentence.
 
This Note may be redeemed, as a whole, at the option of the Issuer at any time prior to maturity, upon the giving of a Notice of redemption as described below, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount hereof, together with accrued interest to the date fixed for redemption (except that if this Note is subject to “Modified Payment upon Acceleration, Repayment or Redemption,” the amount payable will be limited to the aggregate principal amount hereof multiplied by the sum of the Issue Price specified on the face hereof (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount) plus the original issue discount accrued from the Interest Accrual Date to the date of redemption (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount), with the amount of original issue discount accrued being calculated using a constant yield method (as described above)), if the Issuer determines that, as a result of any change in or amendment to the laws (including a holding, judgment or as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction), or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder, of the United States or of any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein affecting taxation, or any change in official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment occurs, becomes effective or, in the case of a change in official position, is announced on or after the Original Issue Date hereof, the Issuer has or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts, as defined below, with respect to this Note as described below. Prior to the giving of any Notice of redemption pursuant to this paragraph, the Issuer shall deliver to the Trustee (i) a certificate stating that the Issuer is entitled to effect such redemption and setting forth a statement of facts showing that the conditions precedent to the right of the Issuer to so redeem have occurred, and (ii) an opinion of independent legal counsel satisfactory to the Trustee to such effect based on such statement of facts; provided that no such Notice of redemption shall be given earlier than 60 calendar days prior to the earliest date on which the Issuer would be obligated to pay such Additional Amounts if a payment in respect of this Note were then due.
 
Notice of redemption will be given not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days prior to the date fixed for redemption or within the Redemption Notice Period specified on the face hereof, which date and the applicable redemption price will be specified in the Notice.
 
The Issuer will, subject to certain exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay such additional amounts (the “Additional Amounts”) to the holder of this Note with respect to any interest in this Note held by a beneficial owner who is a U.S. Alien as may be necessary in order that every net payment of the principal of and interest on this Note and any other amounts payable on this Note, after withholding or deduction for or on account of any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed upon or as a result of such payment by the United States, or any political subdivision or taxing authority of or in the United States, will not be less than the amount provided for in this Note to be then due and payable. The Issuer will not, however, make any payment of Additional Amounts to the holder of this Note with respect to any interest in this Note held by any beneficial owner who is a U.S. Alien for or on account of:
 
 
·
any present or future tax, assessment or other governmental charge that would not have been so imposed but for
 
 
o
the existence of any present or former connection between the beneficial owner of an interest in this Note, or between a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary, member or shareholder of the beneficial owner, if the beneficial owner is an estate, a trust, a partnership or a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and the United States, including, without limitation, the beneficial owner, or the fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary, member or shareholder, being or having been a citizen or resident of the United
 
 
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    States or being or having been engaged in the conduct of a trade or business or present in the United States or having, or having had, a permanent establishment in the United States; or
 
 
o
the presentation by or on behalf of the beneficial owner of an interest in this Note for payment on a date more than 15 days after the date on which payment became due and payable or the date on which payment of this Note is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;
 
 
·
any estate, inheritance, gift, sales, transfer, excise or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;
 
 
·
any tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed by reason of the beneficial owner’s past or present status as a controlled foreign corporation or passive foreign investment company with respect to the United States or as a corporation that accumulates earnings to avoid U.S. federal income tax or as a private foundation or other tax-exempt organization;
 
 
·
any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that is payable otherwise than by withholding or deduction from payments on or in respect of this Note;
 
 
·
any tax, assessment or other governmental charge required to be withheld by any Paying Agent from any payment of principal of, or interest on, this Note, if payment can be made without withholding by at least one other Paying Agent;
 
 
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any tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed solely because the beneficial owner of an interest in this Note (1) is a bank purchasing this Note in the ordinary course of its lending business or (2) is a bank that is neither (A) buying this Note for investment purposes nor (B) buying this Note for resale to a third party that either is not a bank or holding this Note for investment purposes only;
 
 
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any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that would not have been imposed but for the failure to comply with certification, information or other reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the beneficial owner of an interest in this Note, if compliance is required by statute or by regulation of the United States or of any political subdivision or taxing authority of or in the United States as a precondition to relief or exemption from the tax, assessment or other governmental charge;
 
 
·
any tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed by reason of the beneficial owner’s past or present status as the actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote of the Issuer or as a direct or indirect subsidiary of the Issuer; or
 
 
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any combination of the items listed above.
 
In addition, the Issuer will not be required to make any payment of Additional Amounts with respect to any interest in this Note presented for payment:
 
 
·
where such withholding or deduction is imposed on a payment to an individual and is required to be made pursuant to any law implementing or complying with, or introduced in order to conform to, any European Union Directive on the taxation of savings; or
 
 
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by or on behalf of a beneficial owner who would have been able to avoid such withholding or deduction by presenting this Note or the relevant coupon to another Paying Agent in a member state of the European Union (a “Member State”).
 
Nor will the Issuer pay Additional Amounts with respect to any payment with respect to any interest in this Note to a U.S. Alien who is a fiduciary or partnership or other than the sole beneficial owner of the payment to the extent the payment would be required by the laws of the United States (or any political subdivision of the United States) to be included in the income, for tax purposes, of a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary or a member of the partnership or a beneficial owner who would not have been entitled to the Additional Amounts had the beneficiary, settlor, member or beneficial owner held its interest in this Note directly.
 
 
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The Subordinated Indenture permits the Issuer and the Trustee, with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the debt securities of all series issued under the Subordinated Indenture then outstanding and affected (voting as one class), to execute supplemental indentures adding any provisions to or changing in any manner the rights of the holders of each series so affected; provided that the Issuer and the Trustee may not, without the consent of the holder of each outstanding debt security affected thereby, (i) extend the final maturity of any such debt security, or reduce the principal amount thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, or reduce any amount payable on redemption thereof, or change the currency of payment thereof, or modify or amend the provisions for conversion of any currency into any other currency, or reduce the amount of any original issue discount security payable upon acceleration or provable in bankruptcy, or modify or amend the provisions for conversion or exchange of the debt security for securities of the Issuer or other entities or for other property or the cash value of the property (other than as provided in the anti-dilution provisions or other similar adjustment provisions of the debt securities or otherwise in accordance with the terms thereof), or alter certain provisions of the Subordinated Indenture relating to debt securities not denominated in U.S. dollars or impair or affect the rights of any holder to institute suit for the payment thereof or (ii) reduce the aforesaid percentage in principal amount of debt securities of any series the consent of the holders of which is required for any such supplemental indenture; provided, however, that neither this Note nor the Subordinated Indenture may be amended to alter the subordination provisions hereof or thereof without the written consent of each holder of Senior Indebtedness then outstanding that would potentially be adversely affected thereby.
 
Except as set forth below, if the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on this Note is payable in a Specified Currency other than U.S. dollars and such Specified Currency is not available to the Issuer for making payments hereon due to the imposition of exchange controls or other circumstances beyond the control of the Issuer or is no longer used by the government of the country issuing such currency or for the settlement of transactions by public institutions within the international banking community, then the Issuer will be entitled to satisfy its obligations to the holder of this Note by making such payments in U.S. dollars on the basis of the Market Exchange Rate (as defined below) on the date of such payment or, if the Market Exchange Rate is not available on such date, as of the most recent practicable date; provided, however, that if the euro has been substituted for such Specified Currency, the Issuer may at its option (or shall, if so required by applicable law) without the consent of the holder of this Note effect the payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any Note denominated in such Specified Currency in euro in lieu of such Specified Currency in conformity with legally applicable measures taken pursuant to, or by virtue of, the Treaty establishing the European Community, as amended. Any payment made under such circumstances in U.S. dollars or euro where the required payment is in an unavailable Specified Currency will not constitute an Event of Default. If such Market Exchange Rate is not then available to the Issuer or is not published for a particular Specified Currency, the Market Exchange Rate will be based on the highest bid quotation in The City of New York received by the Exchange Rate Agent (as defined below) at approximately 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding the date of such payment from three recognized foreign exchange dealers (the “Exchange Dealers”) for the purchase by the quoting Exchange Dealer of the Specified Currency for U.S. dollars for settlement on the payment date, in the aggregate amount of the Specified Currency payable to those holders or beneficial owners of Notes and at which the applicable Exchange Dealer commits to execute a contract. One of the Exchange Dealers providing quotations may be the Exchange Rate Agent (as defined below) unless the Exchange Rate Agent is an affiliate of the Issuer. If those bid quotations are not available, the Exchange Rate Agent shall determine the market exchange rate at its sole discretion.
 
The “Exchange Rate Agent” shall be Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, unless otherwise indicated on the face hereof.
 
All determinations referred to above made by, or on behalf of, the Issuer or by, or on behalf of, the Exchange Rate Agent shall be at such entity’s sole discretion and shall, in the absence of manifest error, be conclusive for all purposes and binding on holders of Notes and coupons.
 
So long as this Note shall be outstanding, the Issuer will cause to be maintained an office or agency for the payment of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on this Note as herein provided in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, and an office or agency in said Borough of Manhattan for the registration, transfer and exchange as aforesaid of the Notes. If this Note is listed on the London Stock Exchange plc and such exchange so requires, the Issuer shall maintain a Paying Agent in London. If any European Union Directive on the
 
 
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taxation of savings comes into force, the Issuer will, to the extent possible as a matter of law, maintain a Paying Agent in a Member State of the European Union that will not be obligated to withhold or deduct tax pursuant to any such Directive or any law implementing or complying with, or introduced in order to conform to, such Directive. The Issuer may designate other agencies for the payment of said principal, premium and interest at such place or places outside the United States (subject to applicable laws and regulations) as the Issuer may decide. So long as there shall be such an agency, the Issuer shall keep the Trustee advised of the names and locations of such agencies, if any are so designated.
 
With respect to moneys paid by the Issuer and held by the Trustee or any Paying Agent for payment of the principal of or interest or premium, if any, on any Notes that remain unclaimed at the end of two years after such principal, interest or premium shall have become due and payable (whether at maturity or upon call for redemption or otherwise), (i) the Trustee or such Paying Agent shall notify the holders of such Notes that such moneys shall be repaid to the Issuer and any person claiming such moneys shall thereafter look only to the Issuer for payment thereof and (ii) such moneys shall be so repaid to the Issuer. Upon such repayment all liability of the Trustee or such Paying Agent with respect to such moneys shall thereupon cease, without, however, limiting in any way any obligation that the Issuer may have to pay the principal of or interest or premium, if any, on this Note as the same shall become due.
 
No provision of this Note or of the Subordinated Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Issuer, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on this Note at the time, place, and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed unless otherwise agreed between the Issuer and the registered holder of this Note.
 
Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, the Issuer, the Trustee and any agent of the Issuer or the Trustee may treat the holder in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and none of the Issuer, the Trustee or any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
 
No recourse shall be had for the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or the interest on this Note for any claim based hereon, or otherwise in respect hereof, or based on or in respect of the Subordinated Indenture or any indenture supplemental thereto, against any incorporator, shareholder, officer or director, as such, past, present or future, of the Issuer or of any successor corporation, either directly or through the Issuer or any successor corporation, whether by virtue of any constitution, statute or rule of law or by the enforcement of any assessment or penalty or otherwise, all such liability being, by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof, expressly waived and released.
 
This Note shall for all purposes be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.
 
As used herein:
 
(a)            the term “Business Day” means any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, (a) that is neither a legal holiday nor a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close (x) in The City of New York or in London or (y) if this Note is denominated in a Specified Currency other than U.S. dollars, euro or Australian dollars, in the principal financial center of the country of the Specified Currency, or (z) if this Note is denominated in Australian dollars, in Sydney and (b) if this Note is denominated in euro, that is also a day on which the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer payment system (“TARGET”), which utilizes a single shared platform and was launched on November 19, 2007, is open for the settlement of payment in euro (a “TARGET Settlement Day”);
 
(b)            the term “Market Exchange Rate” means the noon U.S. dollar buying rate in The City of New York for cable transfers of the Specified Currency indicated on the face hereof published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
 
(c)            the term “Notices” refers to notices to the holders of the Notes at each holder’s address as that address appears in the register for the Notes by first class mail, postage prepaid, and to be given by publication in an authorized newspaper in the English language and of general circulation in the Borough of Manhattan, The City
 
 
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of New York, and London or, if publication in London is not practical, in an English language newspaper with general circulation in Western Europe; provided that notice may be made, at the option of the Issuer, through the customary notice provisions of the clearing system or systems through which beneficial interests in this Note are owned. Such notices will be deemed to have been given on the date of such publication (or other transmission, as applicable) or, if published in such newspapers on different dates, on the date of the first such publication;
 
(d)            the term “United States” means the United States of America (including the States and the District of Columbia), its territories, its possessions and other areas subject to its jurisdiction; and
 
(e)            the term “U.S. Alien” means any person who is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (i) a nonresident alien individual, (ii) a foreign corporation, (iii) a nonresident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust or (iv) a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, a nonresident alien individual, a foreign corporation or a nonresident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.
 
All other terms used in this Note which are defined in the Subordinated Indenture and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Subordinated Indenture.
 
 
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ABBREVIATIONS
 
The following abbreviations, when used in the inscription on the face of this instrument, shall be construed as though they were written out in full according to applicable laws or regulations:
 
TEN COM
-
as tenants in common
TEN ENT
-
as tenants by the entireties
JT TEN
-
as joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common
 
 
UNIF GIFT MIN ACT
  -  
 
  Custodian 
 
   
(Minor)
 
(Cust)
 
Under Uniform Gifts to Minors Act   
 
 
(State)
 
Additional abbreviations may also be used though not in the above list.

 
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FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sell(s), assign(s) and transfer(s) unto
 
   
[PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL SECURITY OR
OTHER IDENTIFYING NUMBER OF ASSIGNEE]
 
 
 
 
 
[PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE NAME AND ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, OF ASSIGNEE]
 
the within Note and all rights thereunder, hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing  ________  attorney to transfer such note on the books of the Issuer, with full power of substitution in the premises.
 
Dated:
   
 
NOTICE:
The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the within Note in every particular without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.

 
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OPTION TO ELECT REPAYMENT
 
The undersigned hereby irrevocably requests and instructs the Issuer to repay the within Note (or portion thereof specified below) pursuant to its terms at a price equal to the principal amount thereof, together with interest to the Optional Repayment Date, to the undersigned at
 
 

 

 

(Please print or typewrite name and address of the undersigned)
 
If less than the entire principal amount of the within Note is to be repaid, specify the portion thereof which the holder elects to have repaid:__________ ; and specify the denomination or denominations (which shall not be less than the minimum authorized denomination) of the Notes to be issued to the holder for the portion of the within Note not being repaid (in the absence of any such specification, one such Note will be issued for the portion not being repaid): ________________.
 
 
Dated:
 
 
 
     
NOTICE:  The signature on this Option to Elect Repayment must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the within instrument in every particular without alteration or enlargement.

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