COMMON SECURITY CERTIFICATE
THIS COMMON SECURITY HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION.
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 8.1(b) OF THE DECLARATION (AS DEFINED BELOW), THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED.
Certificate Number C-l Number of Common Securities 155
Certificate Evidencing Common Securities
New West Statutory Trust II
New West Statutory Trust II, a statutory trust created under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Trust”), hereby certifies that New West Bancshares, Inc. (the “Holder”) is the registered owner of 155 common securities of the Trust representing undivided beneficial interests in the assets of the Trust (liquidation amount $1,000 per Common Security) (the “Common Securities”). The Common Securities represented hereby are issued pursuant to, and the designation, rights, privileges, restrictions, preferences and other terms and provisions of th
e Common Securities shall in all respects be subject to, the provisions of the Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust of the Trust, dated as of December 23, 2003, among Kimberly Petrini and Donna J. Greyling, as Administrators, Wells Fargo Delaware Trust Company, as Delaware Trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, National Associations, as Institutional Trustee, the Holder, as Sponsor, and the holders from time to time of undivided beneficial interests in the assets of the Trust, including the designation of the trems of the Common Securities as set forth in Annex I to the Declaration, as the same may be amended from time to time (the “Declaration”). Capitalized terms used herein but not defined shall have the meaning given them in the Declaration. The Sponsor will provide a copy of the Declaration and the Indenture to the Holder without charge upon written request to the Sponsor at its principal place of business.
As set forth in the Declaration, when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the rights of Holders of Common Securities to payment in respect of Distributions and payments upon Liquidation, redemption or otherwise are subordinated to the rights of payment of Holders of the Capital Securities.
By acceptance of this Certificate, the Holder is bound by the Declaration and is entitled to the benefits thereunder.
By acceptance of this Certificate, the Holder agrees to treat, for United States federal income tax purposes, the Debentures as indebtedness and the Common Securities as evidence of undivided beneficial ownership in the Debentures.
This Common Security is governed by, and shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Trust has executed this certificate this 23rd day of December, 2003.
||NEW WEST STATUTORY TRUST II
||Name: Kimbely Petrini
Subject to the occurrence of a Reset Event, distributions payable on each Common Security will be identical in amount to the Distributions payable on each Capital Security, which is at a variable per annum rate of interest, reset quarterly, equal to LIBOR (as defined in the Declaration) plus 2.85% (the “Coupon Rate”) of the stated liquidation amount of $1,000 per Capital Security, such rate being the rate of interest payable on the Debentures to be held by the Institutional Trustee. A Reset Event wil
l occur if on any day specified by the Initial Purchaser, Regional Diversified Funding 2003-1 Ltd. or another pooled trust preferred vehicle becomes the registered owner of the Capital Securities (such day, the “Reset Date”). Upon the occurrence of a Reset Event, the applicable LIBOR will be reset on the Reset Date to be equal to the LIBOR applicable on the newly issued trust preferred capital securities with the same LIBOR Determination Dates issued by other trust subsidiaries of bank holding companies or thrift holding companies who issue LIBOR based 30 year floating rate trust preferred capital securities to Regional Diversified Funding 2003-1 Ltd. or another pooled trust preferred vehicle designated by the Initial Purchaser. Except as set forth below in respect of an Extension Period, Distributions in arrears for more than one quarterly period will bear interest thereon compounded quarterly at the applicable Coupon Rate for each such quarterly period (to the extent permitted by applicable law
). The term “Distributions” as used herein includes cash distributions, any such compounded distributions and any Additional Amounts payable on the Debentures unless otherwise stated. A Distribution is payable only to the extent that payments are made in respect of the Debentures held by the Institutional Trustee and to the extent the Institutional Trustee has funds legally available in the Property Account therefor. The amount of Distributions payable for any period will be computed for any full quarterly Distribution Period on the basis of a 360-day year and the actual number of days elapsed in the relevant Distribution Period.
Except as otherwise described below, Distributions on the Common Securities will be cumulative, will accrue from the date of original issuance and will be payable quarterly in arrears on February 8, May 8, August 8 and November 8 of each year, commencing on February 8, 2004, (each, a “Distribution Payment Date”). The Debenture Issuer has the right under the Indenture to defer payments of interest on the Debentures by extending the interest payment period for up to 20 consecutive quarterly periods (ea
ch, an “Extension Period”) at any time and from time to time on the Debentures, subject to the conditions described below, during which Extension Period no interest shall be due and payable. During any Extension Period, interest will continue to accrue on the Debentures, and interest on such accrued interest (such accrued interest and interest thereon referred to herein as “Deferred Interest”) will accrue at an annual rate equal to the Coupon Rate in effect for each such Extension Period, compounded quarterly from the date such Deferred Interest would have been payable were it not for the Extension Period, to the extent permitted by law. No Extension Period may end on a date other than a Distribution Payment Date. At the end of any such Extension Period, the Debenture Issuer shall pay all Deferred Interest then accrued and unpaid on the Debentures; provided, however, that no Extension Period may extend beyond the Maturity Date, Redemption Date or Special Redemption Date. Prior to the termination of any Extension Period, the Debenture Issuer may further extend such period, provided, that such period together with all such previous and further consecutive extensions thereof shall not exceed 20 consecutive quarterly periods, or extend beyond the Maturity Date. Upon the termination of any Extension Period and upon the payment of all Deferred Interest, the Debenture Issuer may commence a new Extension Period,
subject to the foregoing requirements. No interest or Deferred Interest shall be due and payable during an Extension Period, except at the end thereof, but Deferred Interest shall accrue upon each installment of interest that would otherwise have been due and payable during such Extension Period until such installment is paid. The deferral of the payment of interest during an Extension Period shall not defer the payment of any Additional Amounts that may be due. If Distributions are deferred, the Distributions due shall be paid on the date that the related Extension Period terminates to Holders of the Securities as they appear on the books and records of the Trust on the record date immediately preceding such date. Distributions on the Securities must be paid on the dates payable (after giving effect
to any Extension Period) to the extent that the Trust has funds legally available for the payment of such distributions in the Property Account of the Trust. The Trust’s funds legally available for Distribution to the Holders of the Securities will be limited to payments received from the Debenture Issuer. The payment of Distributions out of moneys held by the Trust is guaranteed by the Guarantor pursuant to the Guarantee.
The Common Securities shall be redeemable as provided in the Declaration.
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned assigns and transfers this Common Security Certificate to:
(Insert assignee’s social security or tax identification number)
(Insert address and zip code of assignee),
and irrevocably appoints ____ as agent to transfer this Common Security Certificate on the books of the Trust. The agent may substitute another to act for him or her.
(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Common Security Certificate)
1 Signature must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” that is a bank, stockbroker, savings and loan association or credit union, meeting the requirements of the Security registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program&
#8221; as may be determined by the Security registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.