Supplemental Indenture

Supplemental Indenture

Exhibit 4.24

SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of December 31, 2007, among FTI General Partner LLC, a Maryland limited liability company (“FTI General Partner”), Stratcom Hispanic, Inc., Florida corporation (“Stratcom”), FTI Consulting LLC, a Maryland limited liability company (“FTI Consulting”), FTI Hosting LLC, a Maryland limited liability company (“FTI Hosting”), Ashton Partners, LLC, a Illinois limited liability company (“Ashton”), and FTI US LLC, a Maryland limited liability company (“FTI US,” and together with FTI General Partner, Stratcom, FTI Hosting, FTI Consulting, Ashton and FTI US, the “Guaranteeing Subsidiaries”), each of which are subsidiaries of FTI Consulting, Inc. (or its permitted successor), a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), the Company, the other Guarantors (as defined in the Indenture referred to herein) and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee under the Indenture referred to below (the “Trustee”).

WITNESSETH

WHEREAS, the Company has heretofore executed and delivered to the Trustee an indenture (as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated as of December 11, 2006, the “Indenture”), dated as of October 3, 2006 providing for the issuance of 7 3/4% Senior Notes due 2016 (the “Notes”);

WHEREAS, the Indenture provides that under certain circumstances each Guaranteeing Subsidiary shall execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture pursuant to which each Guaranteeing Subsidiary shall unconditionally guarantee all of the Company’s Obligations under the Notes and the Indenture on the terms and conditions set forth herein (the “Note Guarantee”); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9.01 of the Indenture, the Trustee is authorized to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture.

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

1. CAPITALIZED TERMS. Capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

2. AGREEMENT TO GUARANTEE. Each Guaranteeing Subsidiary hereby agrees to provide an unconditional Guarantee on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Note Guarantee and in the Indenture including but not limited to Article 10 thereof.

3. NO RECOURSE AGAINST OTHERS. No past, present or future director, officer, employee, incorporator, stockholder or agent of any Guaranteeing Subsidiary, as such, shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company or any other Guaranteeing Subsidiary under the Notes, any Note Guarantees, the Indenture or this Supplemental Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation. Each Holder of


the Notes by accepting a Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Notes. Such waiver may not be effective to waive liabilities under the federal securities laws and it is the view of the SEC that such a waiver is against public policy.

4. NEW YORK LAW TO GOVERN. THE INTERNAL LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN AND BE USED TO CONSTRUE THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE 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.

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

6. EFFECT OF HEADINGS. The Section headings herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.

7. 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 or for or in respect of the recitals contained herein, all of which recitals are made solely by each Guaranteeing Subsidiary and the Company.

 

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

 

FTI General Partner, LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
Stratcom Hispanic, Inc.
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI Consulting LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI Hosting LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
Ashton Partners, LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President

 

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FTI US LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI Consulting, Inc.
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Competition Policy Associates, Inc.
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI, LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI Technology LLC (formerly FTI REPOSITORY SERVICES, LLC)
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President

 

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LEXECON, LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI Cambio LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI Investigations, LLC
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FTI International LLC (formerly FTI FD LLC)
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
Dittus Communications Inc.
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President

 

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FD MWA Holdings, Inc.
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
FD US Communications Inc.
By:  

/s/ ERIC B. MILLER

Name:   Eric B. Miller
Title:   Vice President
Wilmington Trust Company, as Trustee
By:  

/s/ MICHAEL G. OLLER

  Authorized Signatory

 

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