Supplemental Indenture

EIGHTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE Dated as of March 9, 2007

Exhibit 4.3

 

 

 

iSTAR FINANCIAL INC.

SENIOR FLOATING RATE NOTES DUE 2010


EIGHTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE

Dated as of March 9, 2007


US BANK TRUST NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION

Trustee





CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE*

Trust
 Act Section

Indenture

Indenture Section

310

(a)(1)

7.10

 

(a)(2)

7.10

 

(a)(3)

N.A.

 

(a)(4)

N.A.

 

(a)(5)

7.10

 

(b)

7.10

 

(c)

N.A.

311

(a)

7.11

 

(b)

7.11

 

(c)

N.A.

312

(a)

2.05

 

(b)

11.03

 

(c)

11.03

313

(a)

7.06

 

(b)(2)

7.07

 

(c)

7.06;11.02

 

(d)

7.06

314

(a)

4.03;11.02

 

(c)(1)

11.04

 

(c)(2)

11.04

 

(c)(3)

N.A.

 

(e)

11.05

 

(f)

N.A.

315

(a)

7.01

 

(b)

7.05,11.02

 

(c)

7.01

 

(d)

7.01

 

(e)

6.11

316

(a) (last sentence)

2.09

 

(a)(1)(A)

6.05

 

(a)(1)(B)

6.04

 

(a)(2)

N.A.

 

(b)

6.07

 

(c)

2.13

317

(a)(1)

6.08

 

(a)(2)

6.09

 

(b)

2.04

318

(a)

11.01

 

(b)

N.A.

 

(c)

11.01


N.A. means not applicable.

*  This Cross-Reference Table is not part of the Indenture.




TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Page

 

 

 

ARTICLE 1

DEFINITIONS AND INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

1

 

 

 

Section 1.01.

Definitions

1

 

 

 

Section 1.02.

Other Definitions

13

 

 

 

Section 1.03.

Incorporation by Reference of Trust Indenture Act

14

 

 

 

Section 1.04.

Rules of Construction

14

 

 

 

ARTICLE 2

THE NOTES

14

 

 

 

Section 2.01.

Form and Dating

14

 

 

 

Section 2.02.

Execution and Authentication

15

 

 

 

Section 2.03.

Registrar and Paying Agent

15

 

 

 

Section 2.04.

Paying Agent to Hold Money in Trust

16

 

 

 

Section 2.05.

Holder Lists

16

 

 

 

Section 2.06.

Transfer and Exchange

16

 

 

 

Section 2.07.

Replacement Notes

19

 

 

 

Section 2.08.

Outstanding Notes

19

 

 

 

Section 2.09.

Treasury Notes

20

 

 

 

Section 2.10.

Temporary Notes

20

 

 

 

Section 2.11.

Cancellation

20

 

 

 

Section 2.12.

Defaulted Interest

20

 

 

 

Section 2.13.

Record Date

20

 

 

 

Section 2.14.

CUSIP Numbers

20

 

 

 

ARTICLE 3

REDEMPTION AND PREPAYMENT

20

 

 

 

ARTICLE 4

COVENANTS

21

 

 

 

Section 4.01.

Payment of Notes

21

 

 

 

Section 4.02.

Maintenance of Office or Agency

21

 

 

 

Section 4.03.

Reports to Holders

21

 

 

 

Section 4.04.

Compliance Certificate

22

 

 

 

Section 4.05.

Taxes

22

 

 

 

Section 4.06.

Stay, Extension and Usury Laws

22

 

 

 

Section 4.07.

Limitation on Incurrence of Additional Indebtedness

22

 

 

 

Section 4.08.

Corporate Existence

23

 

 

 

Section 4.09.

Maintenance of Total Unencumbered Assets

23

 

 

 

Section 4.10.

Termination of Certain Covenants if Certain Ratings are Assigned.

23

 

 

 

Section 4.11.

Maintenance of Properties; Books and Records; Compliance with Law

23

 

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ARTICLE 5

SUCCESSORS

24

 

 

 

Section 5.01.

Merger, Consolidation, or Sale of Assets

24

 

 

 

Section 5.02.

Successor Corporation Substituted

25

 

 

 

ARTICLE 6

DEFAULTS AND REMEDIES

25

 

 

 

Section 6.01.

Events of Default

25

 

 

 

Section 6.02.

Acceleration

26

 

 

 

Section 6.03.

Other Remedies

27

 

 

 

Section 6.04.

Waiver of Past Defaults

27

 

 

 

Section 6.05.

Control by Majority

27

 

 

 

Section 6.06.

Limitation on Suits

27

 

 

 

Section 6.07.

Rights of Holders of Notes to Receive Payment

28

 

 

 

Section 6.08.

Collection Suit by Trustee

28

 

 

 

Section 6.09.

Trustee May File Proofs of Claim

28

 

 

 

Section 6.10.

Priorities

29

 

 

 

Section 6.11.

Undertaking for Costs

29

 

 

 

ARTICLE 7

TRUSTEE

29

 

 

 

Section 7.01.

Duties of Trustee

29

 

 

 

Section 7.02.

Rights of Trustee

30

 

 

 

Section 7.03.

Individual Rights of Trustee

31

 

 

 

Section 7.04.

Trustee’s Disclaimer

31

 

 

 

Section 7.05.

Notice of Defaults

31

 

 

 

Section 7.06.

Reports by Trustee

31

 

 

 

Section 7.07.

Compensation and Indemnity

31

 

 

 

Section 7.08.

Replacement of Trustee

32

 

 

 

Section 7.09.

Successor Trustee by Merger, etc.

33

 

 

 

Section 7.10.

Eligibility; Disqualification

33

 

 

 

Section 7.11.

Preferential Collection of Claims

33

 

 

 

ARTICLE 8

LEGAL DEFEASANCE AND COVENANT DEFEASANCE

33

 

 

 

Section 8.01.

Option to Effect Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance

33

 

 

 

Section 8.02.

Legal Defeasance and Discharge

33

 

 

 

Section 8.03.

Covenant Defeasance

34

 

 

 

Section 8.04.

Conditions to Legal or Covenant Defeasance

34

 

 

 

Section 8.05.

Deposited Money and Government Securities to be Held in Trust; Other Miscellaneous Provisions

35

 

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Section 8.06.

Repayment to Company

36

 

 

 

Section 8.07.

Reinstatement

36

 

 

 

ARTICLE 9

AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT AND WAIVER

36

 

 

 

Section 9.01.

Without Consent of Holders of Notes

36

 

 

 

Section 9.02.

With Consent of Holders of Notes

37

 

 

 

Section 9.03.

Compliance with Trust Indenture Act

38

 

 

 

Section 9.04.

Revocation and Effect of Consents

38

 

 

 

Section 9.05.

Notation on or Exchange of Notes

38

 

 

 

Section 9.06.

Trustee to Sign Amendments, etc

38

 

 

 

ARTICLE 10

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE

38

 

 

 

Section 10.01.

Satisfaction and Discharge

38

 

 

 

Section 10.02.

Application of Trust Money

39

 

 

 

ARTICLE 11

MISCELLANEOUS

39

 

 

 

Section 11.01.

Trust Indenture Act Controls

39

 

 

 

Section 11.02.

Notices

39

 

 

 

Section 11.03.

Communication by Holders of Notes with Other Holders of Notes

40

 

 

 

Section 11.04.

Certificate and Opinion as to Conditions Precedent

41

 

 

 

Section 11.05.

Statements Required in Certificate or Opinion

41

 

 

 

Section 11.06.

Rules by Trustee and Agents

41

 

 

 

Section 11.07.

No Personal Liability of Directors, Officers, Employees and Stockholders

41

 

 

 

Section 11.08.

Governing Law

41

 

 

 

Section 11.09.

No Adverse Interpretation of Other Agreements

41

 

 

 

Section 11.10.

Successors

42

 

 

 

Section 11.11.

Severability

42

 

 

 

Section 11.12.

Counterpart Originals

42

 

 

 

Section 11.13.

Table of Contents, Headings, etc.

42

 

 

 

Section 11.14.

Conflicts with Indenture

42

 

EXHIBITS

Exhibit A                                               FORM OF NOTE

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SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE dated as of March 9, 2007 between iStar Financial Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and US Bank Trust National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

The Company has heretofore delivered to the Trustee an Indenture dated as of February 5, 2001, a form of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act as an exhibit to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-124795), providing for the issuance from time to time of debt securities of the Company.

The Board of Directors of the Company has duly adopted resolutions authorizing the Company to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture.

The Company and the Trustee agree as follows for the benefit of each other and for the equal and ratable benefit of the Holders of the Notes:

ARTICLE 1

DEFINITIONS AND INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

Section 1.01.      Definitions.

Acquired Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of a Person or any of its Subsidiaries existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of the Company or at the time it merges or consolidates with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or assumed in connection with the acquisition of assets from such Person and in each case whether or not incurred by such Person in connection with, or in anticipation or contemplation of, such Person becoming a Subsidiary of the Company or such acquisition, merger or consolidation.

Additional Notes” means additional Notes (other than the Initial Notes) issued under this Supplemental Indenture in accordance with Section 2.02 and 4.07.

Affiliate” means, with respect to any specified Person, any other Person who directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, such specified Person.  The term “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms “controlling” and “controlled” have meanings correlative of the foregoing.

Agent” means any Registrar, Paying Agent or co-registrar.

Applicable Procedures” means, with respect to any transfer or exchange of or for beneficial interests in any Global Note, the rules and procedures of the Depositary that apply to such transfer or exchange.

Asset Acquisition” means:  (1) an Investment by the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company in any other Person pursuant to which such Person shall become a Subsidiary of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company, or shall be merged with or into the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company; or (2) the acquisition by the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company of the assets of any Person (other than a Subsidiary of the Company) that constitute all or substantially all of the assets of such Person or comprises any division or line of business of such Person or any other properties or assets of such Person other than in the ordinary course of business.




Asset Sale” means any direct or indirect sale, issuance, conveyance, transfer, lease (other than operating leases entered into in the ordinary course of business), assignment or other transfer for value by the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company (including any sale and leaseback transaction) to any Person other than the Company or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company of:

(1)           any Capital Stock of any Subsidiary of the Company; or

(2)           any of the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ other property or assets other than sales of loan-related assets made in the ordinary course of the Company’s real estate lending business and other asset sales made in the ordinary course of the Company’s business.

Bankruptcy Law” means Title 11, United States Bankruptcy Code of 1978, as amended, or any similar United States federal or state law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership, winding-up, liquidation, reorganization or relief of debtors or any amendment to, succession to or change in any such law.

“Below Investment Grade Rating Event” means the Notes are rated below an Investment Grade Rating by each of the Rating Agencies on any date from the date of the public notice of an arrangement that could result in a Change of Control until the end of the 60-day period following public notice of the occurrence of the Change of Control (which 60-day period shall be extended so long as the rating of the Notes is under publicly announced consideration for possible downgrade by any of the Rating Agencies).

Board of Directors” means, as to any Person, the board of directors of such Person or any duly authorized committee thereof.

Board Resolution” means, with respect to any Person, a copy of a resolution certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of such Person to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors of such Person and to be in full force and effect on the date of such certification, and delivered to the Trustee.

Business Day” means each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday that is not a day on which banking institutions in the City of New York are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.

“Calculation Agent” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03.

 “Capitalized Lease Obligation” means, as to any Person, the obligations of such Person under a lease that are required to be classified and accounted for as capital lease obligations under GAAP and, for purposes of this definition, the amount of such obligations at any date shall be the capitalized amount of such obligations at such date, determined in accordance with GAAP.

Capital Stock” means:

(1)           with respect to any Person that is a corporation, any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated and whether or not voting) of corporate stock, including each class of Common Stock and Preferred Stock of such Person; and

(2)           with respect to any Person that is not a corporation, any and all partnership, membership or other equity interests of such Person.

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“Change of Control” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events:

(1)           any sale, lease, exchange or other transfer (in one transaction or a series of related transactions) of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company to any Person or group of related Persons for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act (a “Group”), together with any Affiliates thereof (whether or not otherwise in compliance with the provisions of this Indenture) other than to the Permitted Holders;

(2)           the approval by the holders of Capital Stock of the Company of any plan or proposal for the liquidation or dissolution of the Company (whether or not otherwise in compliance with the provisions of this Indenture);

(3)           any Person or Group (other than the Permitted Holders) shall become the owner, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, of shares representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Capital Stock of the Company; or

(4)           the replacement of a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company over a two-year period from the directors who constituted the Board of Directors of the Company at the beginning of such period, and such replacement shall not have been approved by a vote of at least a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company then still in office who either were members of such Board of Directors at the beginning of such period or whose election as a member of such Board of Directors was previously so approved.

“Change of Control Triggering Event” means the occurrence of both a Change of Control and a Below Investment Grade Rating Event.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any successor statute thereto, as interpreted by the rules and regulations thereunder, in each case as in effect from time to time.

Commission” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, or if at any time after the execution of this Supplemental Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act, then the body performing such duties at such time.

Common Stock” of any Person means any and all shares, interests or other participations in, and other equivalents (however designated and whether voting or non-voting) of such Person’s common stock, and includes, without limitation, all series and classes of such common stock.

Company” means iStar Financial Inc. and any and all successors thereto that become a party to this Supplemental Indenture in accordance with its terms.

Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person, for any period, the sum (without duplication) of:

(1)           Consolidated Net Income; and

(2)           to the extent Consolidated Net Income has been reduced thereby:

(a)           all income taxes of such Person and its Subsidiaries paid or accrued in accordance with GAAP for such period (other than income taxes attributable to extraordinary

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gains or losses and direct impairment charges or the reversal of such charges on the Company’s assets);

(b)           Consolidated Interest Expense; and

(c)           depreciation, depletion and amortization;

all as determined on a consolidated basis for such Person and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Person, the ratio of Consolidated EBITDA of such Person during the four full fiscal quarters (the “Four Quarter Period”) ending prior to the date of the transaction giving rise to the need to calculate the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for which financial statements are available (the “Transaction Date”) to Consolidated Fixed Charges of such Person for the Four Quarter Period.  In addition to and without limitation of the foregoing, for purposes of this definition, “Consolidated EBITDA” and “Consolidated Fixed Charges” shall be calculated after giving effect on a pro forma basis for the period of such calculation to:

(1)           the incurrence or repayment of any Indebtedness of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries (and the application of the proceeds thereof) giving rise to the need to make such calculation and any incurrence or repayment of other Indebtedness (and the application of the proceeds thereof), other than the incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness in the ordinary course of business for working capital purposes pursuant to working capital facilities, occurring during the Four Quarter Period or at any time subsequent to the last day of the Four Quarter Period and on or prior to the Transaction Date, as if such incurrence or repayment, as the case may be (and the application of the proceeds thereof), occurred on the first day of the Four Quarter Period; and

(2)           any asset sales or other dispositions or any asset originations, asset purchases, Investments and Asset Acquisitions (including, without limitation, any Asset Acquisition giving rise to the need to make such calculation as a result of such Person or one of its Subsidiaries (including any Person who becomes a Subsidiary as a result of the Asset Acquisition) incurring, assuming or otherwise being liable for Acquired Indebtedness and also including any Consolidated EBITDA (including any pro forma expense and cost reductions calculated on a basis consistent with Regulation S-X under the Exchange Act) attributable to the assets which are originated or purchased, the Investments that are made and the assets that are the subject of the Asset Acquisition or asset sale or other disposition during the Four Quarter Period) occurring during the Four Quarter Period or at any time subsequent to the last day of the Four Quarter Period and on or prior to the Transaction Date, as if such asset sale or other disposition or asset origination, asset purchase, Investment or Asset Acquisition (including the incurrence, assumption or liability for any such Acquired Indebtedness) occurred on the first day of the Four Quarter Period.  If such Person or any of its Subsidiaries directly or indirectly guarantees Indebtedness of a third Person, the preceding sentence shall give effect to the incurrence of such guaranteed Indebtedness as if such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person had directly incurred or otherwise assumed such guaranteed Indebtedness.

Consolidated Fixed Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:

(1)           Consolidated Interest Expense; plus

(2)           the amount of all dividend payments on any series of Preferred Stock of such Person and, to the extent permitted under this Supplemental Indenture, its Subsidiaries (other than

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dividends paid in Qualified Capital Stock) paid, accrued or scheduled to be paid or accrued during such period.

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of, without duplication:

(1)           the aggregate of the interest expense of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, including without limitation:  (a) any amortization of debt discount; (b) the net costs under Interest Swap Obligations; (c) all capitalized interest; and (d) the interest portion of any deferred payment obligation; and

(2)           to the extent not already included in clause (1), the interest component of Capitalized Lease Obligations paid, accrued and/or scheduled to be paid or accrued by such Person and its Subsidiaries during such period as determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person, for any period, the aggregate net income (or loss) of such Person and its Subsidiaries before the payment of dividends on Preferred Stock for such period on a consolidated basis, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded therefrom:

(1)           after-tax gains and losses from Asset Sales or abandonments or reserves relating thereto (including gains and losses from the sale of corporate tenant lease assets);

(2)           after-tax items classified as extraordinary gains or losses and direct impairment charges or the reversal of such charges on the Company’s assets;

(3)           the net income (but not loss) of any Subsidiary of the referent Person to the extent that the declaration of dividends or similar distributions by that Subsidiary of that income is restricted by a contract, operation of law or otherwise;

(4)           the net income or loss of any other Person, other than a Consolidated Subsidiary of the referent Person, except:

(a)           to the extent (in the case of net income) of cash dividends or distributions paid to the referent Person, or to a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the referent Person (other than a Subsidiary described in clause (3) above), by such other Person; or

(b)           that the referent Person’s share of any net income or loss of such other Person under the equity method of accounting for Affiliates shall not be excluded;

(5)           any restoration to income of any contingency reserve of an extraordinary, nonrecurring or unusual nature;

(6)           income or loss attributable to discontinued operations (including, without limitation, operations disposed of during such period whether or not such operations were classified as discontinued, but not including revenues, expenses, gains and losses relating to real estate properties sold or held for sale, even if they were classified as attributable to discontinued operations under the provisions of SFAS No. 144); and

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(7)           in the case of a successor to the referent Person by consolidation or merger or as a transferee of the referent Person’s assets, any earnings of the successor corporation prior to such consolidation, merger or transfer of assets.

Consolidated Net Worth”  of any Person means the consolidated stockholders’ equity of such Person, as of the end of the last completed fiscal quarter ending on or prior to the date of the transaction giving rise to the need to calculate Consolidated Net Worth determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, less (without duplication) amounts attributable to Disqualified Capital Stock of such Person and interests in such Person’s Consolidated Subsidiaries not owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person.

Consolidated Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, a Subsidiary of such Person, the financial statements of which are consolidated with the financial statements of such Person in accordance with GAAP.

Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee” shall be at the address of the Trustee specified in Section 11.02 or such other address as to which the Trustee may give notice to the Company.

Currency Agreements” means any foreign exchange contract, currency swap agreement or other similar agreement or arrangement designed to protect the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company against fluctuations in currency values.

Custodian” means any custodian, receiver, trustee, assignee, liquidator, sequestrator or similar official under any Bankruptcy Law.

Default” means an event or condition the occurrence of which is, or with the lapse of time or the giving of notice or both would be, an Event of Default.

Definitive Note” means a certificated Note registered in the name of the Holder thereof and issued in accordance with Section 2.06, in the form of Exhibit A except that such Note shall not bear the Global Note Legend and shall not have the “Schedule of Exchanges of Interests in the Global Note” attached thereto.

Depositary” means, with respect to the Notes issuable or issued in whole or in part in global form, the Person specified in Section 2.03 as the Depositary with respect to the Notes, and any and all successors thereto appointed as depositary hereunder and having become such pursuant to the applicable provision of this Supplemental Indenture.

“Determination Date,” with respect to an Interest Period, will be the second London Banking Day preceding the first day of the Interest Period.

 “Disqualified Capital Stock” means that portion of any Capital Stock that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is redeemable at the sole option of the holder thereof on or prior to the final maturity date of the Notes.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor statute or statutes thereto.

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Existing Credit Agreements” mean: (1) Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of April 19, 2004 and as amended and restated as of June 28, 2006, among the Company, the lenders party thereto and JP Morgan Chase Bank, as administrative agent; and (2) the amended and restated credit facility between Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, and iStar DB Seller LLC, dated as of January 9, 2006, in each case together with the related documents thereto (including, without limitation, any security documents), in each case as such agreements may be amended (including any amendment and restatement thereof), supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, including any agreement extending the maturity of, refinancing, replacing or otherwise restructuring (including increasing the amount of available borrowings thereunder (provided that such increase in borrowings is permitted by Section 4.07 hereof or adding Subsidiaries of the Company as additional borrowers or guarantors thereunder) all or any portion of the Indebtedness under such agreement or any successor or replacement agreement and whether by the same or any other agent, lender or group of lenders.

fair market value” means, with respect to any asset or property, the price which could be negotiated in an arm’s-length, free market transaction, for cash, between a willing seller and a willing and able buyer, neither of whom is under undue pressure or compulsion to complete the transaction.  Fair market value shall be determined by the Board of Directors of the Company acting reasonably and in good faith and shall be evidenced by a Board Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company delivered to the Trustee.

Fitch” means Fitch Ratings or any successor rating agency.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other entity as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession of the United States.  For the avoidance of doubt, revenues, expenses, gains and losses that are included in results of discontinued operations because of the application of SFAS No. 144 will be treated as revenues, expenses, gains and losses from continuing operations.

Global Note Legend” means the legend set forth in Section 2.06(f) which is required to be placed on all Global Notes issued under this Supplemental Indenture.

Global Notes” means, individually and collectively, the Global Notes, in the form of Exhibit A, issued in accordance with Section 2.01 or 2.06.

Government Securities” means direct obligations of, or obligations guaranteed by, the United States of America, and for the payment of which the United States pledges its full faith and credit.

Holder” or “Noteholder” means a Person in whose name a Note is registered.

Indebtedness” means with respect to any Person, without duplication:

(1)           all Obligations of such Person for borrowed money;

(2)           all Obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments;

(3)           all Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person;

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(4)           all Obligations of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property, all conditional sale obligations and all Obligations under any title retention agreement (but excluding trade accounts payable and other accrued liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business that are not overdue by 90 days or more or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings promptly instituted and diligently conducted);

(5)           all Obligations for the reimbursement of any obligor on any letter of credit, banker’s acceptance or similar credit transaction;

(6)           guarantees and other contingent obligations in respect of Indebtedness referred to in clauses (1) through (5) above and clause (8) below;

(7)           all Obligations of any other Person of the type referred to in clauses (1) through (6) above which are secured by any lien on any property or asset of such Person, the amount of such Obligation being deemed to be the lesser of the fair market value of such property or asset and the amount of the Obligation so secured;

(8)           all Obligations under Currency Agreements and Interest Swap Obligations of such Person; and

(9)           all Disqualified Capital Stock issued by such Person with the amount of Indebtedness represented by such Disqualified Capital Stock being equal to the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference and its maximum fixed repurchase price, but excluding accrued dividends, if any.

For purposes hereof, the “maximum fixed repurchase price” of any Disqualified Capital Stock which does not have a fixed repurchase price shall be calculated in accordance with the terms of such Disqualified Capital Stock as if such Disqualified Capital Stock were purchased on any date on which Indebtedness shall be required to be determined pursuant to this Supplemental Indenture, and if such price is based upon, or measured by, the fair market value of such Disqualified Capital Stock, such fair market value shall be determined reasonably and in good faith by the Board of Directors of the issuer of such Disqualified Capital Stock.

Indenture” means the Indenture dated as of February 5, 2001 between the Company and the Trustee as amended or supplemented from time to time.

Indirect Participant” means a Person who holds a beneficial interest in a Global Note through a Participant.

Initial Notes” means the $500 million principal amount of Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2010 of the Company issued on the Issue Date.

Interest Payment Date” means March 9, June 9, September 9 and December 9 of each year commencing June 9, 2007.

Interest Swap Obligations” means the obligations of any Person pursuant to any arrangement with any other Person, whereby, directly or indirectly, such Person is entitled to receive from time to time periodic payments calculated by applying either a floating or a fixed rate of interest on a stated notional amount in exchange for periodic payments made by such other Person calculated by applying a fixed or a floating rate of interest on the same notional amount and shall include, without limitation, interest rate swaps, caps, floors, collars and similar agreements.

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Investment” means, with respect to any Person, any direct or indirect loan or other extension of credit (including, without limitation, a guarantee), or corporate tenant lease to or capital contribution to (by means of any transfer of cash or other property to others or any payment for property or services for the account or use of others), or any purchase or acquisition by such Person of any Capital Stock, bonds, notes, debentures or other securities or evidences or Indebtedness issued by, any Person.  “Investment” shall exclude extensions of trade credit by the Company and any Subsidiary of the Company on commercially reasonable terms in accordance with the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ normal trade practices, as the case may be.

“Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than BBB- (or the equivalent) by Fitch, Baa3 (or the equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P.

 “Issue Date” means March 9, 2007, the date of original issuance of the Initial Notes.

“LIBOR” means:

(i)            The rate for deposits in U.S. dollars for the three-month period which appears on Reuters on page LIBOR 01 at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time.  If no rate appears on Reuters on page LIBOR 01, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be determined in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (ii) below.

(ii)           With respect to an interest determination date on which no rate appears on Reuters on page LIBOR 01 at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such interest determination date, the calculation agent shall request the principal London offices of each of four major reference banks (which may include affiliates of the underwriters) in the London interbank market selected by the calculation agent (after consultation with us) to provide the calculation agent with a quotation of the rate at which deposits of U.S. dollars having a three-month maturity, commencing on the second London Banking day immediately following such interest determination date, are offered by it to prime banks in the London interbank market as of approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such interest determination date in a principal amount equal to an amount of not less than U.S. $1,000,000 that is representative for a single transaction in such market at such time.  If at least two such quotations are provided, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be the arithmetic mean of such quotations as calculated by the calculation agent.  If fewer than two quotations are provided, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be the arithmetic mean of the rates quoted at approximately 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on such interest determination date by three major banks (which may include affiliates of the underwriters) selected by the calculation agent (after consultation with us) for loans in U.S. dollars to leading European banks having a three-month maturity commencing on the second London Banking day immediately following such interest determination date and in a principal amount equal to an amount of not less than U.S. $1,000,000 that is representative for a single transaction in such market at such time; provided, however, that if the banks selected as aforesaid by the calculation agent are not quoting such rates as mentioned in this sentence, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be LIBOR determined with respect to the immediately preceding interest determination date.

Lien” means any lien, mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, security interest, charge or encumbrance of any kind (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature thereof and any agreement to give any security interest).

“London Banking Day” is any day in which dealings in United States dollars are transacted or, with respect to any future date, are expected to be transacted in the London interbank market.

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 “Maturity” when used with respect to the Notes means the date on which the principal of the Notes becomes due and payable as therein provided or as provided in this Supplemental Indenture at Stated Maturity, and whether by declaration of acceleration or otherwise.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investor Service, Inc. or any successor rating agency.

Non-Recourse Indebtedness” means any of the Company’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ Indebtedness that is:

(1)           specifically advanced to finance the acquisition of investment assets and secured only by the assets to which such Indebtedness relates without recourse to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than subject to such customary carve-out matters for which the Company or its Subsidiaries acts as a guarantor in connection with such Indebtedness, such as fraud, misappropriation and misapplication, unless, until and for so long as a claim for payment or performance has been made thereunder (which has not been satisfied) at which time the obligations with respect to any such customary carve-out shall not be considered Non-Recourse Indebtedness, to the extent that such claim is a liability of the Company for GAAP purposes);

(2)           advanced to any of the Company’s Subsidiaries or group of its Subsidiaries formed for the sole purpose of acquiring or holding investment assets against which a loan is obtained that is made without recourse to, and with no cross-collateralization against, the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries’ other assets (other than subject to such customary carve-out matters for which the Company or its Subsidiaries acts as a guarantor in connection with such Indebtedness, such as fraud, misappropriation and misapplication, unless, until and for so long as a claim for payment or performance has been made thereunder (which has not been satisfied) at which time the obligations with respect to any such customary carve-out shall not be considered Non-Recourse Indebtedness, to the extent that such claim is a liability of the Company for GAAP purposes) and upon complete or partial liquidation of which the loan must be correspondingly completely or partially repaid, as the case may be; or

(3)           specifically advanced to finance the acquisition of real property and secured by only the real property to which such Indebtedness relates without recourse to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than subject to such customary carve-out matters for which the Company or its Subsidiaries acts as a guarantor in connection with such Indebtedness, such as fraud, misappropriation and misapplication, unless, until and for so long as a claim for payment or performance has been made thereunder (which has not been satisfied) at which time the obligations with respect to any such customary carve-out shall not be considered Non-Recourse Indebtedness, to the extent that such claim is a liability of the Company for GAAP purposes).

Notes” means, collectively, the Initial Notes and the Additional Notes, if any, and treated as a single class of securities, as amended or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, that are issued pursuant to this Supplemental Indenture.

Obligations” means all obligations for principal, premium, interest, penalties, fees, indemnification, reimbursements, damages and other liabilities payable under the documentation governing any Indebtedness.

Officer” means, with respect to any Person, the President, Chief Executive Officer, any Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Secretary or the Chief Financial Officer of such Person.

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Officers’ Certificate” means, with respect to any Person, a certificate signed by two Officers of such Person; provided, however, that every Officers’ Certificate with respect to compliance with a covenant or condition provided for in this Supplemental Indenture shall include (i) a statement that the Officers making or giving such Officers’ Certificate have read such condition and any definitions or other provisions contained in this Supplemental Indenture relating thereto and (ii) a statement as to whether, in the opinion of the signers, such conditions have been complied with.

Opinion of Counsel” means an opinion from legal counsel who is reasonably acceptable to the Trustee that meets the requirements of Section 11.05.  The counsel may be an employee of or counsel to the Company, any Subsidiary of the Company or the Trustee.

Participant” means, with respect to the Depositary, a Person who has an account with the Depositary.

Permitted Holder(s)” means SOFI-IV SMT Holdings, L.L.C. and Starwood Capital Group, L.L.C. and each of their respective Affiliates.

Permitted Indebtedness” means, without duplication, each of the following:

Indebtedness under: (a) the Notes; (b) the Company’s $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.500% Senior Notes due 2012 issued on the Issue Date and the Company’s $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.850% Senior Notes due 2017 issued on the Issue Date; (c) the Company’s $889.7 million aggregate principal amount of 5.95% Senior Notes due 2013 that were issued on September 22, 2006 and October 18, 2006; (d) the Company’s $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2009 that were issued on September 18, 2006; (e) the Company’s $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2016 and the $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.650% Senior Notes due 2011 that were issued on February 21, 2006; (f) the Company’s $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.80% Senior Notes due 2011 and the $225.0 million Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2009 that were issued on December 14, 2005; (g) the Company’s $100.0 million in unsecured floating rate trust preferred securities that were issued on September 14, 2005; (h) the Company’s $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2010 that were issued on April 21, 2005; (i) the Company’s $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.05% Senior Notes due 2015 that were issued on April 21, 2005; (j) the Company’s $50.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.95% Senior Notes due 2006, which the Company assumed as a result of the merger of TriNet with iStar on March 30, 2005; (k) the Company’s $700.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.15% Senior Notes due 2012 and the $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of floating rate notes due 2008 that were issued on March 1, 2005; (l) the Company’s $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.70% Notes due 2014 issued on March 9, 2004, and an additional $117.0 million aggregate amount of 5.70% Notes due 2014 issued on March 1, 2005 in connection with the Company’s exchange offer for TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc.’s 7.70% Notes due 2017; (m) the Company’s $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of floating rate notes due 2007 that were issued on March 12, 2004 and May 10, 2004; (n) the Company’s $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Notes due 2011 that were issued on March 30, 2004; (o) the Company’s $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2009 that were issued on January 23, 2004; (p) the Company’s $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2010 that were issued on December 12, 2003; (q) the Company’s $150.0 million aggregate

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principal amount of 6.50% Senior Notes due 2013 that were issued on December 12, 2003; (r) the Company’s $185.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2008 that were issued in March and April of 2003; and (s) the Company’s $50.3 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75% Senior Notes due 2008 that were issued on August 16, 2001;

(2)           Indebtedness incurred pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreements in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the maximum aggregate amount available under the Existing Credit Agreements as in effect on the Issue Date reduced by any required permanent repayments (which are accompanied by a corresponding permanent commitment reduction) thereunder;

(3)           other Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries outstanding on the Issue Date reduced by the amount of any scheduled amortization payments or mandatory prepayments when actually paid or permanent reductions thereon;

(4)           Interest Swap Obligations of the Company covering Indebtedness of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and Interest Swap Obligations of any Subsidiary of the Company covering Indebtedness of such Subsidiary; provided, however, that such Interest Swap Obligations are entered into to protect the Company and its Subsidiaries from fluctuations in interest rates on Indebtedness incurred in accordance with this Supplemental Indenture to the extent the notional principal amount of such Interest Swap Obligation does not exceed the principal amount of the Indebtedness to which such Interest Swap Obligation relates;

(5)           Indebtedness under Currency Agreements; provided that in the case of Currency Agreements which relate to Indebtedness, such Currency Agreements do not increase the Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries outstanding other than as a result of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates or by reason of fees, indemnities and compensation payable thereunder;

(6)           Indebtedness of a Subsidiary of the Company to the Company or to a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company for so long as such Indebtedness is held by the Company or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company;

(7)           Indebtedness of the Company to a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company for so long as such Indebtedness is held by a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company, in each case subject to no Lien; provided that:  (a) any Indebtedness of the Company to any Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company is unsecured and subordinated, pursuant to a written agreement, to the Company’s obligations under this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes; and (b) if as of any date any Person other than a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company owns or holds any such Indebtedness or any Person holds a Lien in respect of such Indebtedness, such date shall be deemed the incurrence of Indebtedness not constituting Permitted Indebtedness by the Company;

(8)           Indebtedness arising from the honoring by a bank or other financial institution of a check, draft or similar instrument inadvertently (except in the case of daylight overdrafts) drawn against insufficient funds in the ordinary course of business; provided, however, that such Indebtedness is extinguished within two business days of incurrence;

(9)           Indebtedness of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries represented by letters of credit for the account of the Company or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, in order to provide

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security for workers’ compensation claims, payment obligations in connection with self-insurance or similar requirements in the ordinary course of business;

(10)         Refinancing Indebtedness; and

(11)         additional Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $15.0 million at any one time outstanding (which amount may, but need not, be incurred in whole or in part under the Existing Credit Agreements).

For purposes of determining compliance with Section 4.07 hereof, in the event that an item of Indebtedness meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of Permitted Indebtedness described in clauses (1) through (11) above or is entitled to be incurred pursuant to the second paragraph of such covenant, the Company shall, in its sole discretion, classify (or later reclassify) such item of Indebtedness in any manner that complies with this covenant.  Accrual of interest, accretion or amortization of original issue discount, the payment of interest on any Indebtedness in the form of additional Indebtedness with the same terms, and the payment of dividends on Disqualified Capital Stock in the form of additional shares of the same class of Disqualified Capital Stock will not be deemed to be an incurrence of Indebtedness or an issuance of Disqualified Capital Stock for purposes of the “Limitation on Incurrence of Additional Indebtedness” covenant.

Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, unincorporated organization, trust or joint venture, or a governmental agency or political subdivision thereof.

Preferred Stock” of any Person means any Capital Stock of such Person that has preferential rights to any other Capital Stock of such Person with respect to dividends or redemptions or upon liquidation.

Qualified Capital Stock” means any Capital Stock that is not Disqualified Capital Stock.

Rating Agencies” means (1) each of Fitch, Moody’s and S&P; and (2) if any of Fitch, Moody’s or S&P ceases to rate the notes or fails to make a rating of the notes publicly available for reasons outside of the Company’s control, a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” within the meaning of Rule 15c3-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act, selected by the Company (as certified by a resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors) as a replacement agency for Fitch, Moody’s or S&P, or all of them, as the case may be.

Refinance” means, in respect of any security or Indebtedness, to refinance, extend, renew, refund, repay, prepay, redeem, defease or retire, or to issue a security or Indebtedness in exchange or replacement for, such security or Indebtedness in whole or in part.  “Refinanced” and “Refinancing” shall have correlative meanings.

Refinancing Indebtedness” means any Refinancing by the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company of Indebtedness incurred in accordance with Section 4.07 hereof (other than pursuant to clauses (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) or (11) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness), in each case that does not:

(1)           result in an increase in the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of such Person as of the date of such proposed Refinancing (plus the amount of any premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument governing such Indebtedness and plus the amount of reasonable expenses incurred by the Company in connection with such Refinancing); or

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(2)           create Indebtedness with:  (a) a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is less than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Indebtedness being Refinanced; or (b) a final maturity earlier than the final maturity of the Indebtedness being Refinanced; provided that (i) if such Indebtedness being Refinanced is Indebtedness of the Company, then such Refinancing Indebtedness shall be Indebtedness solely of the Company, and (ii) if such Indebtedness being Refinanced is subordinate or junior to the Notes, then such Refinancing Indebtedness shall be subordinate to the Notes at least to the same extent and in the same manner as the Indebtedness being Refinanced.

REIT” means Real Estate Investment Trust.

Responsible Officer” means, when used with respect to the Trustee, any vice president, assistant vice president, assistant treasurer, trust officer or any other officer within the corporate trust department of the Trustee customarily performing functions similar to those performed by any of the above designated officers and also shall mean, with respect to a particular corporate trust matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of his knowledge and familiarity with the particular subject.

 “Secured Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness secured by a Lien upon the property of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Significant Subsidiary,” with respect to any Person, means any Subsidiary of such Person that satisfies the criteria for a “significant subsidiary” set forth in Rule 1.02(w) of Regulation S-X under the Exchange Act.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group, a division of McGraw Hill Inc., a New York corporation, or any successor rating agency.

Stated Maturity” when used with respect to any Indebtedness or any installment of interest thereon means the dates specified in such Indebtedness as the fixed date on which the principal of or premiums on such Indebtedness or such installment of interest is due and payable.

Subsidiary,” with respect to any Person, means:

(1)           any corporation of which the outstanding Capital Stock having at least a majority of the votes entitled to be cast in the election of directors under ordinary circumstances shall at the time be owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person; or

(2)           any other Person of which at least a majority of the voting interest under ordinary circumstances is at the time, directly or indirectly, owned by such Person.

Supplemental Indenture” means this Supplemental Indenture as amended or supplemented from time to time.

Total Unencumbered Assets” as of any date means the sum of:

(1)           those Undepreciated Real Estate Assets not securing any portion of Secured Indebtedness; and

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(2)           all other assets (but excluding intangibles and accounts receivable) of the Company and its Subsidiaries not securing any portion of Secured Indebtedness determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Trustee” means the party named as such above until a successor replaces it in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Supplemental Indenture and thereafter means the successor serving hereunder.

Trust Indenture Act” means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.

Undepreciated Real Estate Assets” means, as of any date, the cost (being the original cost to the Company or any of Subsidiaries plus capital improvements) of real estate assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries on such date, before depreciation and amortization of such real estate assets, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Unsecured Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that is not Secured Indebtedness.

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing:  (1) the then outstanding aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness into; (2) the sum of the total of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payment of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) which will elapse between such date and the making of such payment.

Wholly Owned Subsidiary” of any Person means any Subsidiary of such Person of which all the outstanding voting securities (other than in the case of a foreign Subsidiary, directors’ qualifying shares or an immaterial amount of shares required to be owned by other Persons pursuant to applicable law) are owned by such Person or any Wholly Owned Subsidiary of such Person.

Section 1.02.      Other Definitions.

Term

Defined in
Section

 

 

“Authentication Order”

2.02

“Covenant Defeasance”

8.03

“Change of Control Date”

4.10

“Change of Control Payment Date”

4.10

“Change of Control Offer”

4.10

“Change of Control Purchase Date”

4.10

“Change of Control Purchase Price”

4.10

“DTC”

2.03

“Event of Default”

6.01

“incur”

4.07

“Legal Defeasance”

8.02

“Paying Agent”

2.03

“Registrar”

2.03

“Surviving Entity”

5.01

 

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Section 1.03.          Incorporation by Reference of Trust Indenture Act.  Whenever this Supplemental Indenture refers to a provision of the TIA, the provision is incorporated by reference in and made a part of this Supplemental Indenture.

All terms used in this Supplemental Indenture that are defined by the TIA, defined by TIA reference to another statute or defined by SEC rule under the TIA have the meanings so assigned to them.

Section 1.04.          Rules of Construction.  Unless the context otherwise requires:

(a)           a term has the meaning assigned to it;

(b)           an accounting term not otherwise defined has the meaning assigned to it in accordance with GAAP;

(c)           “or” is not exclusive;

(d)           words in the singular include the plural, and in the plural include the singular;

(e)           provisions apply to successive events and transactions; and

(f)            references to sections of or rules under the Securities Act shall be deemed to include substitute, replacement of successor sections or rules adopted by the SEC from time to time.

ARTICLE 2

THE NOTES

Section 2.01.          Form and Dating.

(a)           General.  The Notes and the Trustee’s certificate of authentication shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto.  The Notes may have notations, legends or endorsements required by law, stock exchange rule or usage.  Each Note shall be dated the date of its authentication.  The Notes shall be in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000.

The terms and provisions contained in the Notes shall constitute, and are hereby expressly made, a part of this Supplemental Indenture and the Company and the Trustee, by their execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture, expressly agree to such terms and provisions and to be bound thereby.  However, to the extent any provision of any Note conflicts with the express provisions of this Supplemental Indenture, the provisions of this Supplemental Indenture shall govern and be controlling.

(b)           Global Notes.  Notes issued in global form shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto (including the Global Note Legend thereon and the “Schedule of Exchanges of Interests in the Global Note” attached thereto).  Notes issued in definitive form shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto (but without the Global Note Legend thereon and without the “Schedule of Exchanges of Interests in the Global Note” attached thereto).  Each Global Note shall represent such of the outstanding Notes as shall be specified therein and each shall provide that it shall represent the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes from time to time endorsed thereon and that the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes represented thereby may from time to time be reduced or increased, as appropriate, to reflect exchanges.  Any endorsement of a Global Note to reflect the amount of any increase or decrease in the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes represented

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thereby shall be made by the Trustee or the Custodian, at the direction of the Trustee, in accordance with written instructions given by the Holder thereof as required by Section 2.06 hereof.

Section 2.02.      Execution and Authentication.  One or more Officers shall sign the Notes for the Company by manual or facsimile signature and apply the seal of the Company.

If an Officer whose signature is on a Note no longer holds that office at the time a Note is authenticated, the Note shall nevertheless be valid.

A Note shall not be valid until authenticated by the manual signature of the Trustee.  The signature shall be conclusive evidence that the Note has been authenticated under this Supplemental Indenture.

The Trustee shall, upon a written order of the Company signed by one or more Officers (an “Authentication Order”), authenticate Notes for original issue on the Issue Date in aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500.0 million (other than as provided in Section 2.07).  The Trustee shall authenticate Additional Notes thereafter (so long as permitted by the terms of this Supplemental Indenture) for original issue upon one or more Authentication Orders in aggregate principal amount as specified in such order (other than as provided in Section 2.07).  Each such Authentication Order shall specify the amount of Notes to be authenticated, whether the Notes are to be Initial Notes or Additional Notes and whether the Notes are to be issued as Definitive Notes or Global Notes or such other information as the Trustee shall reasonably request.

The Trustee may appoint an authenticating agent acceptable to the Company to authenticate Notes.  An authenticating agent may authenticate Notes whenever the Trustee may do so.  Each reference in this Supplemental Indenture to authentication by the Trustee includes authentication by such agent.  An authenticating agent has the same rights as an Agent to deal with Holders or an Affiliate of the Company.

Section 2.03.      Registrar, Paying Agent and Calculation Agent.  The Company shall maintain an office or agency where Notes may be presented for registration of transfer or for exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment (“Paying Agent”).  The Registrar shall keep a register of the Notes and of their transfer and exchange.  The Company may appoint one or more co-registrars and one or more additional paying agents.  The term “Registrar” includes any co-registrar and the term “Paying Agent” includes any additional paying agent.  In addition, the Company shall appoint a calculation agent (the “Calculation Agent”) to determine the interest rate on the Notes.  The Company may change any Paying Agent or Registrar without notice to any Holder.  The Company shall notify the Trustee in writing of the name and address of any Agent not a party to this Supplemental Indenture.  If the Company fails to appoint or maintain another entity as Registrar, Paying Agent or Calculation Agent, the Trustee shall act as such.  The Company or any of its Subsidiaries may act as Paying Agent or Registrar.

The Company initially appoints The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) to act as Depositary with respect to the Global Notes.

The Company initially appoints the Trustee to act as the Registrar, Paying Agent and Calculation Agent to act as Custodian with respect to the Global Notes.

Section 2.04.      Paying Agent to Hold Money in Trust.  The Company shall require each Paying Agent other than the Trustee to agree in writing that the Paying Agent will hold in trust for the benefit of Holders or the Trustee all money held by the Paying Agent for the payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest on the Notes, and will notify the Trustee in writing of any default by the Company in making any such payment.  While any such default continues, the Trustee may require a Paying Agent to pay all

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money held by it to the Trustee.  The Company at any time may require a Paying Agent to pay all money held by it to the Trustee.  Upon payment over to the Trustee, the Paying Agent (if other than the Company or a Subsidiary) shall have no further liability for the money.  If the Company or a Subsidiary acts as Paying Agent, it shall segregate and hold in a separate trust fund for the benefit of the Holders all money held by it as Paying Agent.  Upon any bankruptcy or reorganization proceedings relating to the Company, the Trustee shall serve as Paying Agent for the Notes.

Section 2.05.          Holder Lists.  The Trustee shall preserve in as current a form as is reasonably practicable the most recent list available to it of the names and addresses of all Holders and shall otherwise comply with TIA § 312(a).  If the Trustee is not the Registrar, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee at least seven Business Days before each interest payment date and at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, a list in such form and as of such date as the Trustee may reasonably require of the names and addresses of the Holders and the Company shall otherwise comply with TIA § 312(a).

Section 2.06.          Transfer and Exchange.

(a)           Transfer and Exchange of Global Notes.  A Global Note may not be transferred as a whole except by the Depositary to a nominee of the Depositary, by a nominee of the Depositary to the Depositary or to another nominee of the Depositary, or by the Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary or a nominee of such successor Depositary.  All Global Notes will be exchanged by the Company for Definitive Notes if (i) the Company delivers to the Trustee written notice from the Depositary that it is unwilling or unable to continue to act as Depositary or that it is no longer a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act and, in either case, a successor Depositary is not appointed by the Company within 120 days after the date of such notice from the Depositary or (ii) the Company in its sole discretion determines that the Global Notes (in whole but not in part) should be exchanged for Definitive Notes and delivers a written notice to such effect to the Trustee.  Upon the occurrence of either of the preceding events in (i) or (ii) above, Definitive Notes shall be issued in such names as the Depositary shall instruct the Trustee in writing.  Global Notes also may be exchanged or replaced, in whole or in part, as provided in Sections 2.07 and 2.10 hereof.  Every Note authenticated and delivered in exchange for, or in lieu of, a Global Note or any portion thereof, pursuant to this Section 2.06 or Section 2.07 or 2.10 hereof, shall be authenticated and delivered in the form of, and shall be, a Global Note.  A Global Note may not be exchanged for another Note other than as provided in this Section 2.06(a); provided, however, that beneficial interests in a Global Note may be transferred and exchanged as provided in Section 2.06(b) or (c) hereof.

(b)           Transfer and Exchange of Beneficial Interests in the Global Notes.  The transfer and exchange of beneficial interests in the Global Notes shall be effected through the Depositary, in accordance with the provisions of this Supplemental Indenture and the Applicable Procedures.  Transfers of beneficial interests in the Global Notes also shall require compliance with either subparagraph (i) or (ii) below, as applicable, as well as one or more of the other following subparagraphs, as applicable:

(i)            Transfer of Beneficial Interests in the Same Global Note.  Beneficial interests in any Global Note may be transferred to Persons who take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in a Global Note.  No written orders or instructions shall be required to be delivered to the Registrar to effect the transfers described in this Section 2.06(b)(i).

(ii)           All Other Transfers and Exchanges of Beneficial Interests in Global Notes.  In connection with all transfers and exchanges of beneficial interests that are not subject to Section 2.06(b)(i) above, the transferor of such beneficial interest must deliver to the Registrar either (A) (1) a written order from a Participant or an Indirect Participant given to the Depositary in accordance with the Applicable Procedures directing the Depositary to credit or cause to be

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credited a beneficial interest in another Global Note in an amount equal to the beneficial interest to be transferred or exchanged and (2) instructions given in accordance with the Applicable Procedures containing information regarding the Participant account to be credited with such increase or (B) (1) a written order from a Participant or an Indirect Participant given to the Depositary in accordance with the Applicable Procedures directing the Depositary to cause to be issued a Definitive Note in an amount equal to the beneficial interest to be transferred or exchanged and (2) instructions given by the Depositary to the Registrar containing information regarding the Person in whose name such Definitive Note shall be registered to effect the transfer or exchange referred to in (1) above.  Upon satisfaction of all of the requirements for transfer or exchange of beneficial interests in Global Notes contained in this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes or otherwise applicable under the Securities Act, the Trustee shall adjust the principal amount of the relevant Global Note(s) pursuant to Section 2.06(g) hereof.

(c)           Transfer or Exchange of Beneficial Interests for Definitive Notes.  If any holder of a beneficial interest in a Global Note proposes to exchange such beneficial interest for a Definitive Note or to transfer such beneficial interest to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a Definitive Note, then, upon satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.06(b)(ii) hereof, the Trustee shall cause the aggregate principal amount of the applicable Global Note to be reduced accordingly pursuant to Section 2.06(g) hereof, and the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Person designated in the instructions a Definitive Note in the appropriate principal amount.  Any Definitive Note issued in exchange for a beneficial interest pursuant to this Section 2.06(c) shall be registered in such name or names and in such authorized denomination or denominations as the holder of such beneficial interest shall instruct the Registrar through instructions from the Depositary and the Participant or Indirect Participant.  The Trustee shall deliver such Definitive Notes to the Persons in whose names such Notes are so registered.

(d)           Transfer and Exchange of Definitive Notes for Beneficial Interests.  A Holder of a Definitive Note may exchange such Note for a beneficial interest in a Global Note or transfer such Definitive Notes to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in a Global Note at any time.  Upon receipt of a request for such an exchange or transfer, the Trustee shall cancel the applicable Definitive Note and increase or cause to be increased the aggregate principal amount of one of the Global Notes.

If any such exchange or transfer from a Definitive Note to a beneficial interest is effected at a time when a Global Note has not yet been issued, the Company shall issue and, upon receipt of an Authentication Order in accordance with Section 2.02 hereof, the Trustee shall authenticate one or more Global Notes in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of Definitive Notes so transferred.

(e)           Transfer and Exchange of Definitive Notes for Definitive Notes.  Upon written request by a Holder of Definitive Notes and such Holder’s compliance with the provisions of this Section 2.06(e), the Registrar shall register the transfer or exchange of Definitive Notes.  Prior to such registration of transfer or exchange, the requesting Holder shall present or surrender to the Registrar the Definitive Notes duly endorsed or accompanied by a written instruction of transfer in form satisfactory to the Registrar duly executed by such Holder or by its attorney, duly authorized in writing.  In addition, the requesting Holder shall provide any additional certifications, documents and information, as applicable, required pursuant to this Section 2.06(e).

A Holder of Definitive Notes may transfer such Notes to a Person who takes delivery thereof in the form of a Definitive Note.  Upon receipt of a written request to register such a transfer, the Registrar shall register the Definitive Notes pursuant to the instructions from the Holder thereof.

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(f)            Global Note Legend.  Each Global Note shall bear a legend in substantially the following form:

“THIS GLOBAL NOTE IS HELD BY THE DEPOSITARY (AS DEFINED IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE GOVERNING THIS NOTE) OR ITS NOMINEE IN CUSTODY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERS HEREOF, AND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANY PERSON UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEPT THAT (I) THE TRUSTEE MAY MAKE SUCH NOTATIONS HEREON AS MAY BE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.06 OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, (II) THIS GLOBAL NOTE MAY BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE BUT NOT IN PART PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.06(a) OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, (III) THIS GLOBAL NOTE MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE TRUSTEE FOR CANCELLATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.11 OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE AND (IV) THIS GLOBAL NOTE MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITARY WITH THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COMPANY.”

(g)           Cancellation and/or Adjustment of Global Notes.  At such time as all beneficial interests in a particular Global Note have been exchanged for Definitive Notes or a particular Global Note has been repurchased or canceled in whole and not in part, each such Global Note shall be returned to or retained and canceled by the Trustee in accordance with Section 2.11 hereof.  At any time prior to such cancellation, if any beneficial interest in a Global Note is exchanged for or transferred to a Person who will take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in another Global Note or for Definitive Notes, the principal amount of Notes represented by such Global Note shall be reduced accordingly and an endorsement shall be made on such Global Note by the Trustee or by the Depositary at the direction of the Trustee to reflect such reduction; and if the beneficial interest is being exchanged for or transferred to a Person who will take delivery thereof in the form of a beneficial interest in another Global Note, such other Global Note shall be increased accordingly and an endorsement shall be made on such Global Note by the Trustee or by the Depositary at the direction of the Trustee to reflect such increase.

(h)           General Provisions Relating to Transfers and Exchanges.

(i)            To permit registrations of transfers and exchanges, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate Global Notes and Definitive Notes upon the Company’s order or at the Registrar’s request.

(ii)           No service charge shall be made to a holder of a beneficial interest in a Global Note or to a Holder of a Definitive Note for any registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company and the Trustee may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any transfer tax or similar governmental charge payable in connection therewith (other than any such transfer taxes or similar governmental charge payable upon exchange or transfer pursuant to Sections 2.10, 3.06 and 9.05 hereof).

(iii)          All Global Notes and Definitive Notes issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Global Notes or Definitive Notes shall be the valid obligations of the Company, evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Supplemental Indenture, as the Global Notes or Definitive Notes surrendered upon such registration of transfer or exchange.

(iv)          The Company shall not be required to register the transfer of or to exchange a Note between a record date and the next succeeding Interest Payment Date.

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(v)           Prior to due presentment for the registration of a transfer of any Note, the Trustee, any Agent and the Company may deem and treat the Person in whose name any Note is registered as the absolute owner of such Note for the purpose of receiving payment of principal of and interest on such Notes and for all other purposes, and none of the Trustee, any Agent or the Company shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

(vi)          The Trustee shall authenticate Global Notes and Definitive Notes in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.02 hereof.

(vii)         All certifications, certificates and Opinions of Counsel required to be submitted to the Registrar pursuant to this Section 2.06 to effect a registration of transfer or exchange may be submitted by facsimile.

Section 2.07.      Replacement Notes.  If any mutilated Note is surrendered to the Trustee or the Company and the Trustee receives evidence to its satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of any Note, the Company shall issue and the Trustee, upon receipt of an Authentication Order, shall authenticate a replacement Note if the Trustee’s requirements are met.  If required by the Trustee or the Company, an indemnity bond must be supplied by the Holder that is sufficient in the judgment of the Trustee and the Company to protect the Company, the Trustee, any Agent and any authenticating agent from any loss that any of them may suffer if a Note is replaced.  The Company may charge for its expenses in replacing a Note.

Every replacement Note is an additional obligation of the Company and shall be entitled to all of the benefits of this Supplemental Indenture equally and proportionately with all other Notes duly issued hereunder.

Section 2.08.      Outstanding Notes.  The Notes outstanding at any time are all the Notes authenticated by the Trustee except for those canceled by it, those delivered to it for cancellation, those reductions in the interest in a Global Note effected by the Trustee in accordance with the provisions hereof, and those described in this Section as not outstanding.  Except as set forth in Section 2.09 hereof, a Note does not cease to be outstanding because the Company or an Affiliate of the Company holds the Note.

If a Note is replaced pursuant to Section 2.07 hereof, it ceases to be outstanding unless the Trustee receives proof satisfactory to it that the replaced Note is held by a bona fide purchaser.

If the principal amount of any Note is considered paid under Section 4.01 hereof, it ceases to be outstanding and interest on it ceases to accrue.

If the Paying Agent (other than the Company, a Subsidiary or an Affiliate of any thereof) holds, on the maturity date, money sufficient to pay Notes payable on that date, then on and after that date such Notes shall be deemed to be no longer outstanding and shall cease to accrue interest.

Section 2.09.      Treasury Notes.  In determining whether the Holders of the required principal amount of Notes have concurred in any direction, waiver or consent, Notes owned by the Company, or by any Affiliate of the Company, shall be considered as though not outstanding, except that for the purposes of determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in relying on any such direction, waiver or consent, only Notes that the Trustee actually knows are so owned shall be so disregarded.

Section 2.10.      Temporary Notes.  Until certificates representing Notes are ready for delivery, the Company may prepare and the Trustee, upon receipt of an Authentication Order, shall authenticate temporary Notes.  Temporary Notes shall be substantially in the form of certificated Notes but may have

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variations that the Company considers appropriate for temporary Notes and as shall be reasonably acceptable to the Trustee.  Without unreasonable delay, the Company shall prepare and the Trustee shall authenticate definitive Notes in exchange for temporary Notes.

Holders of temporary Notes shall be entitled to all of the benefits of this Supplemental Indenture.

Section 2.11.      Cancellation.  The Company at any time may deliver Notes to the Trustee for cancellation.  The Registrar and Paying Agent shall forward to the Trustee any Notes surrendered to them for registration of transfer, exchange or payment.  The Trustee and no one else shall cancel all Notes surrendered for registration of transfer, exchange, payment, replacement or cancellation and shall destroy canceled Notes (subject to the record retention requirement of the Exchange Act).  The Company may not issue new Notes to replace Notes that it has paid or that have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation.

Section 2.12.      Defaulted Interest.  If the Company defaults in a payment of interest on the Notes, it shall pay the defaulted interest in any lawful manner plus, to the extent lawful, interest payable on the defaulted interest, to the Persons who are Holders on a subsequent special record date, in each case at the rate provided in the Notes and in Section 4.01 hereof.  The Company shall notify the Trustee in writing of the amount of defaulted interest proposed to be paid on each Note and the date of the proposed payment.  The Company shall fix or cause to be fixed each such special record date and payment date; provided that no such special record date shall be less than 10 days prior to the related payment date for such defaulted interest.  At least 15 days before the special record date, the Company (or, upon the written request of the Company, the Trustee in the name and at the expense of the Company) shall mail or cause to be mailed to Holders a notice that states the special record date, the related payment date and the amount of such interest to be paid.

Section 2.13.      Record Date.  The Company may set a record date for purposes of determining the identity of Holders entitled to vote or to consent to any action by vote or consent authorized or permitted by Sections 6.04 and 6.05.

Section 2.14.      CUSIP Numbers.  The Company in issuing the Notes may use “CUSIP” numbers (if then generally in use) and the Company will promptly notify the Trustee in writing of any change in the CUSIP numbers.

ARTICLE 3

REDEMPTION AND PREPAYMENT

The Notes may not be redeemed prior to the Maturity Date.

ARTICLE 4

COVENANTS

Section 4.01.      Payment of Notes.  The Company shall pay or cause to be paid the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Notes on the dates and in the manner provided in the Notes.  Principal, premium, if any, and interest shall be considered paid on the date due if the Paying Agent, if other than the Company or a Subsidiary, holds as of 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the due date money deposited by the Company in immediately available funds and designated for and sufficient to pay all principal, premium, if any, and interest then due.

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The Company shall pay interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under any Bankruptcy Law) on overdue principal at the rate equal to the then applicable interest rate on the Notes to the extent lawful; it shall pay interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under any Bankruptcy Law) on overdue installments of interest (without regard to any applicable grace period) at the same rate to the extent lawful.

Section 4.02.      Maintenance of Office or Agency.  The Company shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, the City of New York, an office or agency (which may be an office of the Trustee or an affiliate of the Trustee, Registrar or co-registrar) where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or for exchange and where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Notes and this Supplemental Indenture may be served.  The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of such office or agency.  If at any time the Company shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee.

The Company may also from time to time designate one or more other offices or agencies where the Notes may be presented or surrendered for any or all such purposes and may from time to time rescind such designations; provided, however, that no such designation or rescission shall in any manner relieve the Company of its obligation to maintain an office or agency in the Borough of Manhattan, the City of New York for such purposes.  The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any such designation or rescission and of any change in the location of any such other office or agency.

The Company hereby designates the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee as one such office or agency of the Company in accordance with Section 2.03.

Section 4.03.      Reports to Holders.  Whether or not required by the rules and regulations of the Commission, so long as any Notes are outstanding, the Company shall furnish the Holders of Notes:

(1)           all quarterly and annual financial information that would be required to be contained in a filing with the Commission on Forms 10-Q and 10-K if the Company were required to file such Forms, including a “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” that describes the financial condition and results of operations of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries (showing in reasonable detail, either on the face of the financial statements or in the footnotes thereto and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries) and, with respect to the annual information only, a report thereon by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm; and

(2)           all current reports that would be required to be filed with the Commission on Form 8-K if the Company were required to file such reports, in each case within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and regulations.

In addition, whether or not required by the rules and regulations of the Commission, the Company shall file a copy of all such information and reports with the Commission for public availability within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and regulations (unless the Commission will not accept such a filing) and make such information available to securities analysts and prospective investors upon request.  In addition, the Company has agreed that, for so long as any Notes remain outstanding, it will furnish to the Holders and to securities analysts and prospective investors, upon their request, the information required to be delivered pursuant to Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act.

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Section 4.04.      Compliance Certificate.  (a) The Company shall deliver to the Trustee, within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year, an Officers’ Certificate stating that a review of the activities of the Company and its Subsidiaries during the preceding fiscal year has been made under the supervision of the signing Officers with a view to determining whether the Company has kept, observed, performed and fulfilled their obligations under this Supplemental Indenture, and further stating, as to each such Officer signing such certificate, that to the best of his or her knowledge the Company has kept, observed, performed and fulfilled each and every covenant contained in this Supplemental Indenture and is not in default in the performance or observance of any of the terms, provisions and conditions of this Supplemental Indenture (or, if a Default or Event of Default shall have occurred, describing all such Defaults or Events of Default of which he or she may have knowledge and what action the Company is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto) and that to the best of his or her knowledge no event has occurred and remains in existence by reason of which payments on account of the principal of or interest, if any, on the Notes is prohibited or if such event has occurred, a description of the event and what action the Company is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto.

(b)           The Company shall, so long as any of the Notes are outstanding, deliver to the Trustee, forthwith upon any Officer becoming aware of any Default or Event of Default, an Officers’ Certificate specifying such Default or Event of Default and what action the Company is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto.

Section 4.05.      Taxes.  The Company shall pay, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to pay, prior to delinquency, all material taxes, assessments, and governmental levies except such as are contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings or where the failure to effect such payment is not adverse in any material respect to the Holders.

Section 4.06.      Stay, Extension and Usury Laws.  The Company covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it shall not at any time insist upon, plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay, extension or usury law wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, that may affect the covenants or the performance of this Supplemental Indenture; and the Company (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefit or advantage of any such law, and covenants that it shall not, by resort to any such law, hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but shall suffer and permit the execution of every such power as though no such law has been enacted.

Section 4.07.      Limitation on Incurrence of Additional Indebtedness.  The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, create, incur, assume, guarantee, become liable, contingently or otherwise, with respect to, or otherwise become responsible for payment of (collectively, “incur”) any Indebtedness (including, without limitation, Acquired Indebtedness) other than Permitted Indebtedness.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of or as a consequence of the incurrence of any such Indebtedness, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries may incur Indebtedness (including, without limitation, Acquired Indebtedness), in each case if on the date of the incurrence of such Indebtedness, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof, the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of the Company is greater than 1.5 to 1.0.

Section 4.08.      Corporate Existence.  Subject to Article 5 hereof, the Company shall do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve and keep in full force and effect (i) its corporate existence, and the corporate, partnership or other existence of each of its Subsidiaries, in accordance with the respective organizational documents (as the same may be amended from time to time) of the Company or any such Subsidiary and (ii) the rights (charter and statutory), licenses and franchises of the Company and its

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Subsidiaries; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to preserve any such right, license or franchise, or the corporate, partnership or other existence of any of its Subsidiaries, if the Board of Directors of the Company shall determine that the preservation thereof is no longer desirable in the conduct of the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and that the loss thereof is not adverse in any material respect to the Holders.

Section 4.09.      Maintenance of Total Unencumbered Assets.  The Company and its Subsidiaries shall maintain Total Unencumbered Assets of not less than 120% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Unsecured Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries, in each case on a consolidated basis.

Section 4.10.      Offer to Repurchase Upon Change of Control Triggering Event.  (a)  Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event (the date of such occurrence, the “Change of Control Date”), each Holder shall have the right to require the Company to purchase such Holder’s Notes in whole or in part in integral multiples of $1,000 at a purchase price (the “Change of Control Purchase Price”) in cash equal to 101% of the principal amount of such Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, at the date of purchase (the “Change of Control Purchase Date”), pursuant to and in accordance with the offer described in this Section 4.10 (the “Change of Control Offer”).

(b)           Within 30 days following the Change of Control Date the Company shall send, by first class mail, a notice to the Holders and the Trustee stating:

(i)            that the Change of Control Offer is being made pursuant to this Section 4.10 and that all Notes validly tendered will be accepted for payment;

(ii)           the Change of Control Purchase Price and the Change of Control Purchase Date, which shall be a Business Day that is no earlier than 30 days nor later than 60 days from the date such notice is mailed (the “Change of Control Payment Date”) other than as may be required by law;

(iii)          that any Note not tendered will continue to accrue interest;

(iv)          that any Note accepted for payment pursuant to the Change of Control Offer shall cease to accrue interest after the Change of Control Payment Date unless the Company shall default in the payment of the Change of Control Purchase Price of the Notes and the only remaining right of the Holder is to receive payment of the Change of Control Purchase Price upon surrender of the applicable Note to the Paying Agent;

(v)           that Holders electing to have a portion of a Note purchased pursuant to a Change of Control Offer may only elect to have such Note purchased in integral multiples of $1,000;

(vi)          that if a Holder elects to have a Note purchased pursuant to the Change of Control Offer it will be required to surrender the Note, with the form entitled “Option of Holder to Elect Purchase” on the reverse of the Note completed, or transfer by book-entry transfer, to the Paying Agent at the address specified in the notice prior to the close of business on the third Business Day prior to the Change of Control Payment Date;

(vii)         that a Holder will be entitled to withdraw its election if the Company receives, not later than the third Business Day preceding the Change of Control Payment Date, a telegram, telex, facsimile transmission or letter setting forth the name of such Holder, the principal amount

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of Notes such Holder delivered for purchase, and a statement that such Holder is withdrawing its election to have such Note purchased; and

(viii)        that if Notes are purchased only in part a new Note of the same type will be issued in principal amount equal to the unpurchased portion of the Notes surrendered.

(c)           On or before the Change of Control Payment Date, the Company shall, to the extent lawful, accept for payment, all Notes or portions thereof validly tendered pursuant to the Change of Control Offer, and shall deliver to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate stating that such Notes or portions thereof were accepted for payment by the Company in accordance with the terms of this Section 4.10. The Company, the Depositary or the Paying Agent, as the case may be, shall promptly mail or deliver to each tendering Holder an amount equal to the purchase price of the Notes tendered by such Holder and accepted by the Company for purchase, and the Company shall promptly issue a new Note, and the Trustee, upon written request from the Company shall authenticate and mail or deliver such new Note to such Holder, in a principal amount equal to any unpurchased portion of the Note surrendered. Any Note not so accepted shall be promptly mailed or delivered by the Company to the Holder thereof.

(d)           The Company shall comply with the requirements of Rule 14e-1 under the Exchange Act and any other securities laws and regulations thereunder to the extent such laws and regulations are applicable in connection with the repurchase of Notes pursuant to an offer hereunder. To the extent the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with the provisions under this Section 4.10, the Company shall comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and shall not be deemed to have breached its obligations under this Section 4.10 by virtue thereof.

Section 4.11.      Termination of Certain Covenants if Certain Ratings are Assigned.  The obligations under the covenants contained in Sections 4.07 and 4.09 hereof shall cease to apply to the Company in the event, and only for so long as, (1) the Notes are rated BBB or Baa2, or higher by at least two of the three Rating Agencies, and (2) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

Section 4.12.      Maintenance of Properties; Books and Records; Compliance with Law.

(a)   The Company shall and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to at all times cause all properties used or useful in the conduct of its business to be maintained and kept in good condition, repair and working order (reasonable wear and tear excepted) and supplied with all necessary equipment, and shall cause to be made all necessary repairs, renewals, replacements, betterments and improvements thereto; provided that nothing in this Section 4.12 shall prevent the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from discontinuing the operation or maintenance of any of such properties, or disposing of any of them, if such discontinuance or disposal is either (i) in the ordinary course of business, (ii) in the reasonable and good faith judgment of the Board of Directors or management of the Company or the Subsidiary concerned, as the case may be, desirable in the conduct of the business of the Company or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, or (iii) otherwise permitted by this Indenture.

(b)           The Company shall and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to keep proper and true books of record and account, in which full and correct entries shall be made of all financial transactions and the assets and business of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries, and reflect on its financial statements adequate accruals and appropriations to reserves, all in accordance with GAAP consistently applied to the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole.

(c)           The Company shall and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to comply in all material respects with all statutes, laws, ordinances, or government rules and regulations to which it is subject,

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non-compliance with which would materially adversely affect the business, earnings, properties, assets or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole.

ARTICLE 5

SUCCESSORS

Section 5.01.      Merger, Consolidation, or Sale of Assets.  The Company shall not, in a single transaction or series of related transactions, consolidate or merge with or into any Person, or sell, assign, transfer, lease, convey or otherwise dispose of (or cause or permit any Subsidiary of the Company to sell, assign, transfer, lease, convey or otherwise dispose of) all or substantially all of the Company’s assets (determined on a consolidated basis for the Company and the Company’s Subsidiaries) whether as an entirety or substantially as an entirety to any Person unless:

(1)           either:

(a)           the Company shall be the surviving or continuing entity; or

(b)           the Person (if other than the Company) formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged or the Person which acquires by sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition the properties and assets of the Company and of the Company’s Subsidiaries substantially as an entirety (the “Surviving Entity”):

(i)            shall be an entity organized and validly existing under the laws of the United States or any State thereof or the District of Columbia; and

(ii)           shall expressly assume, by supplemental indenture (in form and substance satisfactory to the Trustee), executed and delivered to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on all of the Notes and the performance of every covenant of the Notes and this Supplemental Indenture on the part of the Company to be performed or observed;

(2)           immediately after giving effect to such transaction and the assumption contemplated by clause (1)(b)(ii) above (including giving effect to any Indebtedness and Acquired Indebtedness incurred or anticipated to be incurred in connection with or in respect of such transaction), the Company or such Surviving Entity, as the case may be:  (a) shall have a Consolidated Net Worth equal to or greater than the Consolidated Net Worth of the Company immediately prior to such transaction; and (b) shall be able to incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness (other than Permitted Indebtedness) pursuant to Section 4.07 hereof, if such covenant is then in effect; provided, however, that this clause (2) shall not apply in the event of a transaction between the Company and TriNet;

(3)           immediately before and immediately after giving effect to such transaction and the assumption contemplated by clause (1)(b)(ii) above (including, without limitation, giving effect to any Indebtedness and Acquired Indebtedness incurred or anticipated to be incurred and any Lien granted in connection with or in respect of the transaction), no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred or be continuing; and

(4)           the Company or the Surviving Entity shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, merger, sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition and, if a supplemental indenture

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is required in connection with such transaction, such supplemental indenture comply with the applicable provisions of this Supplemental Indenture and that all conditions precedent in this Supplemental Indenture relating to such transaction have been satisfied.

For purposes of the foregoing, the transfer (by lease, assignment, sale or otherwise, in a single transaction or series of transactions) of all or substantially all of the properties or assets of one or more Subsidiaries of the Company the Capital Stock of which constitutes all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company, shall be deemed to be the transfer of all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company.

Section 5.02.      Successor Corporation Substituted.  Upon any consolidation or merger, or any sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company in accordance with Section 5.01 hereof, in which the Company is not the continuing corporation, the successor corporation formed by such consolidation or into or with which the Company is merged or to which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such consolidation, merger, sale, lease, conveyance or other disposition, the provisions of this Supplemental Indenture referring to the “Company” shall refer instead to the successor corporation and not to the Company), and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes with the same effect as if such successor corporation had been named as the Company herein; provided, however, that, in the case of a transfer by lease, the predecessor Company shall not be relieved from the obligation to pay the principal of and interest on the Notes.

ARTICLE 6

DEFAULTS AND REMEDIES

Section 6.01.      Events of Default.  The following are “Events of Default”:

(1)           the failure to pay interest on any Notes when the same becomes due and payable and the default continues for a period of 30 days;

(2)           the failure to pay the principal on any Notes, when such principal becomes due and payable, at maturity or otherwise (including the failure to make a payment to purchase Notes tendered pursuant to a Change of Control Offer);

(3)           a default in the observance or performance of any other covenant or agreement contained in this Supplemental Indenture and such default continues for a period of 30 days after the Company receives written notice specifying the default (and demanding that such default be remedied) from the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% of the outstanding principal amount of the Notes (except in the case of a default with respect to Section 5.01 hereof, which will constitute an Event of Default with such notice requirement but without such passage of time requirement);

(4)           the failure to pay at final maturity (giving effect to any applicable grace periods and any extensions thereof) the principal amount of any Indebtedness (other than Non-Recourse Indebtedness) of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company, or the acceleration of the final stated maturity of any such Indebtedness (which acceleration is not rescinded, annulled or otherwise cured within 20 days of receipt by the Company or such Subsidiary of notice of any such acceleration) if the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness, together with the

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principal amount of any other such Indebtedness in default for failure to pay principal at final maturity or which has been accelerated, aggregates $50.0 million or more at any time;

(5)           there shall have been the entry by a court of competent jurisdiction of:

(a)           a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company or any Significant Subsidiary in an involuntary case or proceeding under any applicable Bankruptcy Law; or

(b)           a decree or order adjudging the Company or any Significant Subsidiary bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of or in respect of the Company or any Significant Subsidiary under any applicable federal or state law, or appointing a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or other similar official of the Company or any Significant Subsidiary or of any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and any such decree or order for relief shall continue to be in effect, or any such other decree or order shall be unstayed and in effect, for a period of 60 consecutive days; or

(6)           (a)  the Company or any Significant Subsidiary commences a voluntary case or proceeding under any applicable Bankruptcy Law or any other case or proceeding to be adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent;

(b)           the Company or any Significant Subsidiary consents to the entry of a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company or such Significant Subsidiary in an involuntary case or proceeding under any applicable Bankruptcy Law or to the commencement of any bankruptcy or insolvency case or proceeding against it;

(c)           the Company or any Significant Subsidiary files a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief under any applicable federal or state law;

(d)           the Company or any Significant Subsidiary:

(i)            consents to the filing of such petition or the appointment of, or taking possession by, a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or similar official of the Company or such Significant Subsidiary or of any substantial part of its property;

(ii)           makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or

(iii)          admits in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due; or

(e)           the Company or any Significant Subsidiary takes any corporate action in furtherance of any such actions in this clause (6).

Section 6.02.      Acceleration.  If an Event of Default (other than an Event of Default specified in clauses (5) or (6) above with respect to the Company) shall occur and be continuing, the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of outstanding Notes may declare the principal of and accrued interest on all the Notes to be due and payable by notice in writing to the Company and the Trustee specifying the respective Event of Default and that it is a “notice of acceleration” (the “Acceleration Notice”), and the same shall become immediately due and payable.

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If an Event of Default specified in clauses (5) or (6) above with respect to the Company occurs and is continuing, then all unpaid principal of, and premium, if any, and accrued and unpaid interest on all of the outstanding Notes shall ipso facto become and be immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holder.

At any time after a declaration of acceleration with respect to the Notes as described in the preceding paragraph, the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes may rescind and cancel such declaration and its consequences:

(1)           if the rescission would not conflict with any judgment or decree;

(2)           if all existing Events of Default have been cured or waived except nonpayment of principal or interest that has become due solely because of the acceleration;

(3)           to the extent the payment of such interest is lawful, interest on overdue installments of interest and overdue principal, which has become due otherwise than by such declaration of acceleration, has been paid;

(4)           if the Company has paid the Trustee its reasonable compensation and reimbursed the Trustee for its expenses, disbursements and advances; and

(5)           in the event of the cure or waiver of an Event of Default of the type described in clauses (5) or (6) of Section 6.01 hereof, the Trustee shall have received an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel that such Event of Default has been cured or waived.  No such rescission shall affect any subsequent Default or impair any right consequent thereto.

Section 6.03.      Other Remedies.  If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee may pursue any available remedy to collect the payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest on the Notes or to enforce the performance of any provision of the Notes or this Supplemental Indenture.

The Trustee may maintain a proceeding even if it does not possess any of the Notes or does not produce any of them in the proceeding.  A delay or omission by the Trustee or any Holder of a Note in exercising any right or remedy accruing upon an Event of Default shall not impair the right or remedy or constitute a waiver of or acquiescence in the Event of Default.  All remedies are cumulative to the extent permitted by law.

Section 6.04.      Waiver of Past Defaults.  Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes by notice in writing to the Trustee may on behalf of the Holders of all of the Notes waive an existing Default or Event of Default and its consequences hereunder, except a continuing Default or Event of Default in the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, the Notes (including in connection with a Change of Control Offer or other offer to purchase) (provided, however, that the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may rescind an acceleration and its consequences, including any related payment default that resulted from such acceleration).  Upon any such waiver, such Default shall cease to exist, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured for every purpose of this Supplemental Indenture; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Section 6.05.      Control by Majority.  Holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may, by written notice, direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for exercising any remedy available to the Trustee or exercising any trust or power conferred on it.  However,

 

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the Trustee may refuse to follow any direction that conflicts with law or this Supplemental Indenture that the Trustee determines may be unduly prejudicial to the rights of other Holders of Notes or that may involve the Trustee in any personal liability.

Section 6.06.      Limitation on Suits.  A Holder of a Note may pursue a remedy with respect to this Supplemental Indenture or the Notes only if:

(a)           a Holder gives to the Trustee written notice of a continuing Event of Default;

(b)           the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes make a written request to the Trustee to pursue the remedy;

(c)           such Holder or Holders offer and, if requested, provide to the Trustee indemnity satisfactory to the Trustee against any loss, liability or expense;

(d)           the Trustee does not comply with the request within 60 days after receipt of the request and the offer and, if requested, the provision of indemnity; and

(e)           during such 60-day period the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes do not give the Trustee a written direction inconsistent with the request.

A Holder may not use this Supplemental Indenture to prejudice the rights of another Holder or to obtain a preference or priority over another Holder.

Section 6.07.      Rights of Holders of Notes to Receive Payment.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Supplemental Indenture, the right of any Holder to receive payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest on the Notes so held, on or after the respective due dates expressed in the Notes (including in connection with an offer to purchase), or to bring suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such respective dates, shall not be impaired or affected without the consent of such Holder.

Section 6.08.      Collection Suit by Trustee.  If an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(1) or (2) occurs and is continuing, the Trustee is authorized to recover judgment in its own name and as trustee of an express trust against the Company for the whole amount of principal of, premium, if any, and interest remaining unpaid on the Notes and interest on overdue principal and, to the extent lawful, interest and such further amount as shall be sufficient to cover the costs and expenses of collection, including the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel and any amounts due the Trustee under Section 7.07 hereof.

Section 6.09.      Trustee May File Proofs of Claim.  The Trustee is authorized to file such proofs of claim and other papers or documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Trustee (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel) and the Holders allowed in any judicial proceedings relative to the Company (or any other obligor upon the Notes), its creditors or its property and shall be entitled and empowered to collect, receive and distribute any money or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and any custodian in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder to make such payments to the Trustee, and in the event that the Trustee shall consent in writing to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Trustee any amount due to it for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Trustee under Section 7.07 hereof.  To the extent that the payment of any such compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Trustee under Section 7.07 hereof out of the estate in any such proceeding, shall be

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denied for any reason, payment of the same shall be secured by a Lien on, and shall be paid out of, any and all distributions, dividends, money, securities and other properties that the Holders may be entitled to receive in such proceeding whether in liquidation or under any plan of reorganization or arrangement or otherwise.  Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the Trustee to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Holder any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Notes or the rights of any Holder, or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder in any such proceeding.

Section 6.10.      Priorities.  If the Trustee collects any money pursuant to this Article, it shall pay out the money in the following order:

First:  to the Trustee, its agents and attorneys for amounts due under Section 7.07 hereof, including payment of all compensation, expense and liabilities incurred, and all advances made, by the Trustee and the costs and expenses of collection;

Second:  to Holders of Notes for amounts due and unpaid on the Notes for principal, premium, if any, and interest, ratably, without preference or priority of any kind, according to the amounts due and payable on the Notes for principal, premium, if any and interest, respectively; and

Third:  to the Company or to such party as a court of competent jurisdiction shall direct.

The Trustee may fix a record date and payment date for any payment to Holders of Notes pursuant to this Section 6.10.

Section 6.11.      Undertaking for Costs.  In any suit for the enforcement of any right or remedy under this Supplemental Indenture or in any suit against the Trustee for any action taken or omitted by it as a Trustee, a court in its discretion may require the filing by any party litigant in the suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of the suit, and the court in its discretion may assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, against any party litigant in the suit, having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by the party litigant.  This Section does not apply to a suit by the Trustee, a suit by a Holder of a Note pursuant to Section 6.07 hereof, or a suit by Holders of more than 10% in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes.

ARTICLE 7

TRUSTEE

Section 7.01.      Duties of Trustee.  (a) If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Trustee shall exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by this Supplemental Indenture, and use the same degree of care and skill in its exercise, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of such person’s own affairs.

(b)           Except during the continuance of an Event of Default:

(i)            the Trustee undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Supplemental Indenture and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Supplemental Indenture against the Trustee; and

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Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this Supplemental Indenture in the absence of bad faith on the Trustee’s part; provided, however, that the Trustee shall examine the certificates and opinions to determine whether or not they substantially conform to the requirements of this Supplemental Indenture.

(c)           The Trustee may not be relieved from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct, except that:

(i)            this paragraph does not limit the effect of paragraph (b) of this Section 7.01;

(ii)           the Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer, unless it is proved that the Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts;

(iii)          the Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action it takes or omits to take in good faith in accordance with a written direction received by it pursuant to Section 6.05; and

(iv)          the Trustee shall not be required to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur financial liability in the performance of any of its duties under this Supplemental Indenture or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if it has reasonable grounds to believe repayment of the funds or adequate indemnity against the risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it.

(d)           Every provision of this Supplemental Indenture relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustee is subject to the provisions of this Section 7.01 and to the provisions of the TIA.

(e)           The Trustee may refuse to perform any duty or exercise any right or power unless it receives indemnity satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense.

(f)            The Trustee shall not be liable for interest on any money received by it except as the Trustee may agree in writing with the Company.  Money and Government Securities held in trust by the Trustee need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.

(g)           The Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with the direction of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding given pursuant to Section 6.05 of this Supplemental Indenture, relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Trustee under this Supplemental Indenture.

Section 7.02.      Rights of Trustee.  (a) The Trustee may rely conclusively on any document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper Person.  The Trustee need not investigate any fact or matter stated in the document.

(b)           Before the Trustee acts or refrains from acting, it may require an Officers’ Certificate or an Opinion of Counsel that conforms to Section 11.04.  The Trustee shall not be liable for any action it takes or omits to take in good faith in reliance on such Officers’ Certificate or Opinion of Counsel.

(c)           The Trustee may act through agents and shall not be responsible for the misconduct or negligence of any agent appointed with due care.

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(d)           The Trustee shall not be liable for any action it takes or omits to take in good faith that it believes to be authorized or within its rights or powers, except conduct that constitutes willful misconduct, negligence or bad faith.

(e)           The Trustee may consult with counsel, and the Trustee will not be liable for any action it takes or omits in reliance on, and in accordance with advice of counsel.

(f)            The Trustee will not be required to investigate any facts or matters stated in any document, but if it decides to investigate any matters or facts, the Trustee or its agents or attorneys will be entitled to examine the books, records and premises of the Company.

Section 7.03.      Individual Rights of Trustee.  The Trustee in its individual or any other capacity may become the owner or pledgee of Notes and may otherwise deal with the Company or any Affiliate of the Company with the same rights it would have if it were not Trustee.  Any Paying Agent, Registrar, co-registrar or co-paying agent may do the same with like rights.  However, the Trustee must comply with Sections 7.10 and 7.11 hereof.

Section 7.04.      Trustee’s Disclaimer.  The Trustee (i) is not responsible for and makes no representation as to the validity or adequacy of this Supplemental Indenture, (ii) shall not be accountable for the Company’s use of the proceeds from the Notes and (iii) shall not be responsible for any statement of the Company in this Supplemental Indenture, other than the Trustee’s certificate of authentication, or in any prospectus used in the sale of any of the Notes, other than statements, if any, provided in writing by the Trustee for use in such prospectus.

Section 7.05.      Notice of Defaults.  The Trustee will give to the Holders notice of any Default with regard to the Notes actually known to a Responsible Officer within 90 days after receipt of such knowledge and in the manner and to the extent provided in TIA § 313(c), and otherwise as provided in Section 11.02 of this Supplemental Indenture; provided, however, that except in the case of a Default in payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any Note, the Trustee will be protected in withholding notice of Default if and so long as a committee of its Responsible Officers in good faith determines that withholding of the notice is in the interests of the Holders of the Notes.

Section 7.06.      Reports by Trustee.  Within 60 days after each October 15 beginning with the October 15 following the date of this Supplemental Indenture, the Trustee will mail to each Holder, at the name and address which appears on the registration books of the Company, and to each Holder who has, within the two years preceding the mailing, filed that person’s name and address with the Trustee for that purpose and each Holder whose name and address have been furnished to the Trustee pursuant to Section 2.05, a brief report dated as of that October 15 which complies with TIA § 313(a).  Reports to Noteholders pursuant to this Section 7.06 shall be transmitted in the manner and to the extent provided in TIA § 313(c).  The Trustee also will comply with TIA § 313(b).

A copy of each report will at the time of its mailing to Holders be filed with each stock exchange on which the Notes are listed and also with the SEC.  The Company will promptly notify the Trustee when the Notes are listed on any stock exchange and of any delisting of the Notes.

Section 7.07.      Compensation and Indemnity.  The Company shall pay to the Trustee from time to time reasonable compensation for its services.  The Trustee’s compensation shall not be limited by any law on compensation of a trustee of an express trust.  The Company shall reimburse the Trustee upon request for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred or made by it, including costs of collection, in addition to the compensation for its services.  Such expenses shall include the reasonable compensation and expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee’s agents, counsel, accountants and experts.

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The Company shall indemnify the Trustee against any and all loss, liability or expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by it in connection with the administration of the trust created by this Supplemental Indenture and the performance of its duties under this Supplemental Indenture.  The Trustee shall notify the Company promptly of any claim for which it may seek indemnity.  Failure by the Trustee to so notify the Company shall not relieve the Company of its obligations hereunder.  The Company shall defend the claim and the Trustee may have separate counsel and the Company shall pay the fees and expenses of such counsel.  The Company need not pay for any settlement made without its consent.  The Company need not reimburse any expense or indemnify against any loss, expense or liability incurred by the Trustee to the extent it is due to the Trustee’s own willful misconduct, negligence or bad faith.

To secure the Company’s obligations to make payments to the Trustee under this Section 7.07, the Trustee shall have a Lien prior to the Notes on all money or property held or collected by the Trustee, other than money or property held in trust to pay principal or interest on particular Notes.  Those obligations of the Company shall survive the satisfaction and discharge of this Supplemental Indenture.

When the Trustee incurs expenses or renders services after an Event of Default specified in Sections 6.01(6) or (7) hereof occurs, the expenses and the compensation for the services of the Trustee are intended to constitute expenses of administration under any Bankruptcy Law.

For purposes of this Section 7.07, “Trustee” will include any predecessor Trustee, but the willful misconduct, negligence or bad faith of any Trustee shall not affect the rights of any other Trustee under this Section 7.07.

Section 7.08.      Replacement of Trustee.  The Trustee may resign at any time by so notifying the Company.  The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may remove the Trustee by so notifying the Trustee and the Company and may appoint a successor Trustee.  The Company may remove the Trustee if:

(a)           the Trustee fails to comply with Section 7.10;

(b)           the Trustee is adjudged bankrupt or insolvent or an order for relief is entered with respect to the Trustee under any Bankruptcy Law;

(c)           a custodian or public officer takes charge of the Trustee or its property; or

(d)           the Trustee becomes incapable of acting.

If the Trustee resigns or is removed or if a vacancy exists in the office of Trustee for any reason, the Company shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee.  Within one year after the successor Trustee takes office, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may appoint a successor Trustee to replace the successor Trustee appointed by the Company.

No removal or appointment of a Trustee will be valid if that removal or appointment would conflict with any law applicable to the Company.

A successor Trustee will deliver a written acceptance of its appointment to the retiring Trustee and to the Company.  Immediately after that, the retiring Trustee will, subject to the Lien provided for in Section 7.07, transfer all property held by it as Trustee to the successor Trustee, the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee will become effective, and the successor Trustee will have all the rights,

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powers and duties of the Trustee under this Supplemental Indenture.  A successor Trustee will mail notice of its succession to each Holder.

If a successor Trustee does not take office within 60 days after the retiring Trustee resigns or is removed, the retiring Trustee, the Company or the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee.

If the Trustee fails to comply with Section 7.10, any Holder may petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the removal of the Trustee and the appointment of a successor Trustee.

Notwithstanding the replacement of the Trustee pursuant to this Section, the Company’s obligations under Section 7.07 shall continue for the benefit of the retiring Trustee.

Section 7.09.      Successor Trustee by Merger, etc.  If the Trustee consolidates with, merges or converts into, or transfers all or substantially all of its corporate trust assets to, another Person, the resulting, surviving or transferee Person will, without any further act, be the successor Trustee.

If at the time a successor by merger, conversion or consolidation to the Trustee succeeds to the trusts created by this Supplemental Indenture any of the Notes have been authenticated but not delivered, the successor to the Trustee may adopt the certificate of authentication of the predecessor Trustee, and deliver the Notes which were authenticated by the predecessor Trustee; and if at that time any of the Notes have not been authenticated, the successor to the Trustee may authenticate those Notes in its own name as the successor to the Trustee; and in either case the certificates of authentication will have the full force provided in this Supplemental Indenture for certificates of authentication.

Section 7.10.      Eligibility; Disqualification.  The Trustee will at all times satisfy the requirements of TIA § 310(a).  The Trustee will at all times have (or shall be a member of a bank holding company system whose parent corporation has) a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000 as set forth in its most recently published annual report of condition, which will be deemed for this paragraph to be its combined capital and surplus.  The Trustee will comply with TIA § 310(b).

Section 7.11.      Preferential Collection of Claims.  The Trustee shall comply with TIA § 311(a), excluding any creditor relationship listed in TIA § 311(b).  A Trustee who has resigned or been removed shall be subject to TIA § 311(a) to the extent indicated therein.

ARTICLE 8

LEGAL DEFEASANCE AND COVENANT DEFEASANCE

Section 8.01.      Option to Effect Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance.  The Company may, at the option of its Board of Directors evidenced by a Board Resolution set forth in an Officers’ Certificate, at any time, elect to have either Section 8.02 or 8.03 hereof be applied to all outstanding Notes upon compliance with the conditions set forth below in this Article 8.

Section 8.02.      Legal Defeasance and Discharge.  Upon the Company’s exercise under Section 8.01 hereof of the option applicable to this Section 8.02, the Company shall, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 8.04 hereof, be deemed to have been discharged from its obligations with respect to all outstanding Notes on the date the conditions set forth below are satisfied (hereinafter, “Legal Defeasance”).  For this purpose, Legal Defeasance means that the Company shall be deemed to have paid and discharged the entire Indebtedness represented by the outstanding Notes, which shall

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thereafter be deemed to be “outstanding” only for the purposes of Section 8.05 hereof and the other Sections of this Supplemental Indenture referred to in (a) and (b) below, and to have satisfied all its other obligations under such Notes and this Supplemental Indenture (and the Trustee, on written demand of and at the expense of the Company, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging the same), except for the following provisions which shall survive until otherwise terminated or discharged hereunder:  (a) the rights of Holders of outstanding Notes to receive solely from the trust fund described in Section 8.04 hereof, and as more fully set forth in such Section, payments in respect of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on such Notes when such payments are due, (b) the Company’s obligations with respect to such Notes under Article 2 and Section 4.02 hereof, (c) the rights, powers, trusts, duties and immunities of the Trustee hereunder and the Company’s obligations in connection therewith and (d) this Article 8.  Subject to compliance with this Article 8, the Company may exercise its option under this Section 8.02 notwithstanding the prior exercise of its option under Section 8.03 hereof.

Section 8.03.      Covenant Defeasance.  Upon the Company’s exercise under Section 8.01 hereof of the option applicable to this Section 8.03, the Company shall, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 8.04 hereof, be released from its obligations under the covenants contained in Sections 4.07, 4.09 and 4.11 hereof and clause (2) of Section 5.01 hereof with respect to the outstanding Notes on and after the date the conditions set forth in Section 8.04 are satisfied (hereinafter, “Covenant Defeasance”), and the Notes shall thereafter be deemed not “outstanding” for the purposes of any direction, waiver, consent or declaration or act of Holders (and the consequences of any thereof) in connection with such covenants, but shall continue to be deemed “outstanding” for all other purposes hereunder (it being understood that such Notes shall not be deemed outstanding for accounting purposes).  For this purpose, Covenant Defeasance means that, with respect to the outstanding Notes, the Company may omit to comply with and shall have no liability in respect of any term, condition or limitation set forth in any such covenant, whether directly or indirectly, by reason of any reference elsewhere herein to any such covenant or by reason of any reference in any such covenant to any other provision herein or in any other document and such omission to comply shall not constitute a Default or an Event of Default under Section 6.01 hereof, but, except as specified above, the remainder of this Supplemental Indenture and such Notes shall be unaffected thereby.  In addition, upon the Company’s exercise under Section 8.01 hereof of the option applicable to this Section 8.03 hereof, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 8.04 hereof, Sections 6.01(4) and (5) hereof shall not constitute Events of Default.

Section 8.04.      Conditions to Legal or Covenant Defeasance.  The following shall be the conditions to the application of either Section 8.02 or 8.03 hereof to the outstanding U.S. Notes:

In order to exercise either Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance:

(a)           the Company must irrevocably deposit with the Trustee, in trust, for the benefit of the Holders, cash in United States dollars, non-callable Government Securities, or a combination thereof, in such amounts as will be sufficient, in the written opinion of a nationally recognized independent registered public accounting firm addressed to the Trustee, to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the outstanding Notes on the stated date for payment thereof;

(b)           in the case of an election under Section 8.02 hereof, the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel in the United States reasonably acceptable to the Trustee confirming that (i) the Company has received from, or there has been published by, the Internal Revenue Service a ruling or (ii) since the date of this Supplemental Indenture, there has been a change in the applicable federal income tax law, in either case to the effect that, and based thereon such Opinion of Counsel shall confirm that, the Holders of the outstanding Notes will not recognize income, gain or loss for federal income tax purposes as a result of such Legal Defeasance and will be subject to federal income tax on the

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same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such Legal Defeasance had not occurred;

(c)           in the case of an election under Section 8.03 hereof, the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel in the United States reasonably acceptable to the Trustee confirming that the Holders of the outstanding Notes will not recognize income, gain or loss for federal income tax purposes as a result of such Covenant Defeasance and will be subject to federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such Covenant Defeasance had not occurred;

(d)           no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such deposit or insofar as Events of Default from bankruptcy or insolvency events are concerned, at any time in the period ending on the 91st day after the date of deposit;

(e)           such Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance shall not result in a breach or violation of, or constitute a default under this Supplemental Indenture or any other material agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound;

(f)            the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate stating that the deposit was not made by the Company with the intent of preferring the Holders over any other creditors of the Company or with the intent of defeating, hindering, delaying or defrauding any other creditors of the Company or others;

(g)           the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that all conditions precedent provided for or relating to the Legal Defeasance or the Covenant Defeasance, as the case may be, have been complied with; and

(h)           the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that, assuming no intervening bankruptcy of the Company between the date of deposit and the 91st day following the date of deposit and that no Holder is an insider of the Company, after the 91st day following the date of deposit, the trust funds will not be subject to the effect of any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the opinion of counsel required by clause (b) above with respect to Legal Defeasance need not be delivered if all Notes not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation (1) have become due and payable or (2) will become due and payable on the maturity date within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the giving of notice of redemption by the Trustee in the name, and at the expense, of the Company.

Section 8.05.      Deposited Money and Government Securities to be Held in Trust; Other Miscellaneous Provisions.  Subject to Section 8.06 hereof, all money and non-callable Government Securities (including the proceeds thereof) deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 8.04 hereof in respect of the outstanding Notes shall be held in trust and applied by the Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of such Notes and this Supplemental Indenture, to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Company acting as Paying Agent) as the Trustee may determine, to the Holders of such Notes of all sums due and to become due thereon in respect of principal, premium, if any, and interest, but such money need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.

The Company shall pay and indemnify the Trustee against any tax, fee or other charge imposed on or assessed against the cash or non-callable Government Securities deposited pursuant to Section 8.04

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hereof or the principal and interest received in respect thereof other than any such tax, fee or other charge which by law is for the account of the Holders of the outstanding Notes.

Anything in this Article 8 to the contrary notwithstanding, the Trustee shall deliver or pay to the Company from time to time upon the written request of the Company any money or non-callable Government Securities held by it as provided in Section 8.04 hereof which, in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants expressed in a written certification thereof delivered to the Trustee (which may be the opinion delivered under Section 8.04(a) hereof), are in excess of the amount thereof that would then be required to be deposited to effect an equivalent Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance.

Section 8.06.      Repayment to Company.  Any money deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent, or then held by the Company, in trust for the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any Note and remaining unclaimed for two years after such principal, and premium, if any, or interest has become due and payable shall be paid to the Company on its written request or (if then held by the Company) shall be discharged from such trust; and the Holder of such Note shall thereafter look only to the Company for payment thereof, and all liability of the Trustee or such Paying Agent with respect to such trust money, and all liability of the Company as trustee thereof, shall thereupon cease; provided, however, that the Trustee or such Paying Agent, before being required to make any such repayment, may at the expense of the Company cause to be published once, in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal (national edition), notice that such money remains unclaimed and that, after a date specified therein, which shall not be less than 30 days from the date of such notification or publication, any unclaimed balance of such money then remaining will be repaid to the Company.

Section 8.07.      Reinstatement.  If the Trustee or Paying Agent is unable to apply any United States dollars or non-callable Government Securities in accordance with Section 8.02 or 8.03 hereof, as the case may be, by reason of any order or judgment of any court or governmental authority enjoining, restraining or otherwise prohibiting such application, then the Company’s obligations under this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes shall be revived and reinstated as though no deposit had occurred pursuant to Section 8.02 or 8.03 hereof until such time as the Trustee or Paying Agent is permitted to apply all such money in accordance with Section 8.02 or 8.03 hereof, as the case may be; provided, however, that, if the Company makes any payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any Note following the reinstatement of its obligations, the Company shall be subrogated to the rights of the Holders of such Notes to receive such payment from the money held by the Trustee or Paying Agent.

ARTICLE 9

AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT AND WAIVER

Section 9.01.      Without Consent of Holders of Notes.  Notwithstanding Section 9.02 of this Supplemental Indenture, the Company and the Trustee may amend or supplement this Supplemental Indenture or the Notes without the consent of any Holder of a Note:

(a)           to cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency that does not adversely affect in any material respect the rights hereunder of any Holder of the Notes;

(b)           to provide for uncertificated Notes in addition to or in place of certificated Notes or to alter the provisions of Article 2 hereof (including the related definitions) in a manner that does not materially adversely affect any Holder;

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(c)           to provide for the assumption of the Company’s obligations to the Holders by a successor to the Company pursuant to Article 5 hereof;

(d)           to make any change that would provide any additional rights or benefits to the Holders of the Notes or that does not adversely affect in any material respect the rights hereunder of any Holder of the Notes;

(e)           to comply with requirements of the SEC in order to effect or maintain the qualification of this Supplemental Indenture under the TIA; or

(f)            to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment under this Supplemental Indenture of a successor Trustee.

Upon the written request of the Company accompanied by, to the extent necessary, a Board Resolution authorizing the execution of any such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture, and upon receipt by the Trustee of the documents described in Section 7.02 hereof, the Trustee shall join with the Company in the execution of any amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture authorized or permitted by the terms of this Supplemental Indenture and to make any further appropriate agreements and stipulations that may be therein contained, but the Trustee shall not be obligated to enter into such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture that affects its own rights, duties or immunities under this Supplemental Indenture or otherwise.

Section 9.02.      With Consent of Holders of Notes.  Except as provided below in this Section 9.02, the Company and the Trustee may amend or supplement this Supplemental Indenture, and the Notes with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the Notes then outstanding voting as a single class (including consents obtained in connection with a tender offer or exchange offer for, or purchase of, the Notes), and, subject to Sections 6.04 and 6.07 hereof, any existing Default or Event of Default (other than a Default or Event of Default in the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Notes, except a payment default resulting from an acceleration that has been rescinded) or compliance with any provision of this Supplemental Indenture or the Notes may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes voting as a single class (including consents obtained in connection with a tender offer or exchange offer for, or purchase of, the Notes).

Upon the written request of the Company accompanied by a Board Resolution authorizing the execution of any such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture, and upon the filing with the Trustee of evidence satisfactory to the Trustee of the consent of the Holders of Notes as aforesaid, and upon receipt by the Trustee of the documents described in Section 7.02 hereof, the Trustee shall join with the Company in the execution of such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture unless such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture directly affects the Trustee’s own rights, duties or immunities under this Supplemental Indenture or otherwise, in which case the Trustee may in its discretion, but shall not be obligated to, enter into such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture.

It shall not be necessary for the consent of the Holders of Notes under this Section 9.02 to approve the particular form of any proposed amendment or waiver, but it shall be sufficient if such consent approves the substance thereof.

After an amendment, supplement or waiver under this Section becomes effective, the Company shall mail to the Holders affected thereby a notice briefly describing the amendment, supplement or waiver.  Any failure of the Company to mail such notice, or any defect therein, shall not, however, in any

 

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way impair or affect the validity of any such amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture or waiver.  Subject to Sections 6.04 and 6.07 hereof, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding voting as a single class may waive in writing compliance in a particular instance by the Company with any provision of this Supplemental Indenture or the Notes.  However, without the written consent of each Holder affected, an amendment or waiver under this Section 9.02 may not (with respect to any Notes held by a non-consenting Holder):

(a)           reduce the amount of Notes whose Holders must consent to an amendment;

(b)           reduce the rate of or change or have the effect of changing the time for payment of interest, including defaulted interest, on any Notes;

(c)           reduce the principal of or change or have the effect of changing the fixed maturity of any Notes;

(d)           make any Notes payable in money other than that stated in the Notes;

(e)           make any change in provisions of this Supplemental Indenture protecting the right of each Holder to receive payment of principal of and interest on such Note on or after the due date thereof or to bring suit to enforce such payment, or permitting Holders of a majority in principal amount of Notes to waive Defaults or Events of Default;

(f)            after the Company’s obligation to purchase Notes arises thereunder, amend, change or modify in any material respect the obligation of the Company to make and consummate of Change of Control Offer in the event of a Change of Control Triggering Event or, after such Change of Control Triggering Event has recurred, modify any of the provisions or definitions with respect thereto; or

(g)           modify or change any provision of this Supplemental Indenture or the related definitions affecting the subordination or ranking of the Notes in a manner which adversely affects the Holders.

Section 9.03.      Compliance with Trust Indenture Act.  Every amendment or supplement to this Supplemental Indenture or the Notes shall be set forth in a amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture that complies with the TIA as then in effect.

Section 9.04.      Revocation and Effect of Consents.  Until an amendment, supplement or waiver becomes effective, a consent to it by a Holder is a continuing consent by the Holder of a Note and every subsequent Holder of a Note or portion of a Note that evidences the same debt as the consenting Holder’s Note, even if notation of the consent is not made on any Note.  However, any such Holder or subsequent Holder may revoke the consent as to its Note if the Trustee receives written notice of revocation before the date the waiver, supplement or amendment becomes effective.  An amendment, supplement or waiver becomes effective in accordance with its terms and thereafter binds every Holder.

Section 9.05.      Notation on or Exchange of Notes.  The Trustee may place an appropriate notation about an amendment, supplement or waiver on any Note thereafter authenticated.  The Company in exchange for all Notes may issue and the Trustee shall, upon receipt of an Authentication Order, authenticate new Notes that reflect the amendment, supplement or waiver.

Failure to make the appropriate notation or issue a new Note shall not affect the validity and effect of such amendment, supplement or waiver.

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Section 9.06.      Trustee to Sign Amendments, etc.  The Trustee shall sign any amended or supplemental Supplemental Indenture authorized pursuant to this Article 9 if the amendment or supplement does not adversely affect the rights, duties, liabilities or immunities of the Trustee.  The Company may not sign an amendment or supplemental Supplemental Indenture until the Board of Directors approves it.  In executing any amended or supplemental indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive and (subject to Section 7.01 hereof) shall be fully protected in relying conclusively upon, in addition to the documents required by Section 11.04 hereof, an Officer’s Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that the execution of such amended or supplemental indenture is authorized or permitted by this Supplemental Indenture.

ARTICLE 10

SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE

Section 10.01.      Satisfaction and Discharge.  This Supplemental Indenture will be discharged and will cease to be of further effect (except as to surviving rights or registration of transfer or exchange of the Notes, as expressly provided for in this Supplemental Indenture) as to all outstanding Notes, when:

(a)           either:

(i)            all the Notes theretofore authenticated and delivered (except lost, stolen or destroyed Notes that have been replaced or paid and Notes for whose payment money has theretofore been deposited in trust or segregated and held in trust by the Company and thereafter repaid to the Company or discharged from such trust) have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation; or

(ii)           all Notes not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation have become due and payable and the Company has irrevocably deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee funds in an amount sufficient to pay and discharge the entire Indebtedness on the Notes not theretofore delivered to the Trustee for cancellation, for principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Notes to the date of deposit together with irrevocable instructions from the Company directing the Trustee to apply such funds to the payment thereof at maturity;

(b)           the Company has paid all other sums payable under this Supplemental Indenture by the Company; and

(c)           the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel stating that all conditions precedent under this Supplemental Indenture relating to the satisfaction and discharge of this Supplemental Indenture have been complied with.

Section 10.02.      Application of Trust Money.  Subject to the provisions of Section 8.06, all money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 10.01 shall be held in trust and applied by it, in accordance with the provisions of the Notes and this Supplemental Indenture, to the payment, either directly or through any Paying Agent (including the Company acting as its own Paying Agent) as the Trustee may determine, to the Persons entitled thereto, of the principal (and premium, if any) and interest for whose payment such money has been deposited with the Trustee; but such money need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.

If the Trustee or Paying Agent is unable to apply any money or Government Securities in accordance with Section 10.01 by reason of any legal proceeding or by reason of any order or judgment of any court or governmental authority enjoining, restraining or otherwise prohibiting such application,

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the Company’s obligations under this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes shall be revived and reinstated as though no deposit had occurred pursuant to Section 10.01; provided that if the Company has made any payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any Notes because of the reinstatement of its obligations, the Company shall be subrogated to the rights of the Holders of such Notes to receive such payment from the money or Government Securities held by the Trustee or Paying Agent.

ARTICLE 11

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 11.01.      Trust Indenture Act Controls.  If any provision of this Supplemental Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with the duties imposed by TIA § 318(c), the imposed duties shall control.

Section 11.02.      Notices.  Any notice or communication by the Company or the Trustee to the other is duly given if in writing and delivered in Person or mailed by first class mail (regular, registered or certified, return receipt requested), telecopier or overnight air courier guaranteeing next day delivery, to the other’s address:

If to the Company:

iStar Financial Inc.
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor
New York, NY  10036
Facsimile:  (212) 930-9494
Attention:  Chief Executive Officer

With a copy to:

Clifford Chance US LLP
31 West 52nd Street
New York, NY  10019
Facsimile:  (212) 878-8375
Attention:  Kathleen L. Werner, Esq.

If to the Trustee:

US Bank Trust National Association
100 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Facsimile:  (212) 361-6153
Attention:  Corporate Trust Department

The Company or the Trustee, by notice to the others may designate additional or different addresses for subsequent notices or communications.

All notices and communications (other than those sent to Holders) shall be deemed to have been duly given:  at the time delivered by hand, if personally delivered; five Business Days after being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, if mailed; when answered back, if telexed; when receipt acknowledged, if telecopied; and the next Business Day after timely delivery to the courier, if sent by overnight air courier guaranteeing next day delivery.

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Any notice or communication to a Holder shall be mailed by first class mail, certified or registered, return receipt requested, or by overnight air courier guaranteeing next day delivery to its address shown on the register kept by the Registrar.  Any notice or communication shall also be so mailed to any Person described in TIA § 313(c), to the extent required by the TIA.  Failure to mail a notice or communication to a Holder or any defect in it shall not affect its sufficiency with respect to other Holders.

If a notice or communication is mailed in the manner provided above within the time prescribed, it is duly given, whether or not the addressee receives it.

If the Company mails a notice or communication to Holders, it shall mail a copy to the Trustee and each Agent at the same time.

Section 11.03.      Communication by Holders of Notes with Other Holders of Notes.  Holders may communicate pursuant to TIA § 312(b) with other Holders with respect to their rights under this Supplemental Indenture or the Notes.  The Company, the Trustee, the Registrar and anyone else shall have the protection of TIA § 312(c).

Section 11.04.      Certificate and Opinion as to Conditions Precedent.  Upon any request or application by the Company to the Trustee to take any action under this Supplemental Indenture, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee:

(a)           an Officers’ Certificate in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee (which shall include the statements set forth in Section 11.05 hereof) stating that, in the opinion of the signers, all conditions precedent and covenants, if any, provided for in this Supplemental Indenture relating to the proposed action have been satisfied; and

(b)           an Opinion of Counsel in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee (which shall include the statements set forth in Section 11.05 hereof) stating that, in the opinion of such counsel, all such conditions precedent and covenants have been satisfied.

Section 11.05.      Statements Required in Certificate or Opinion.  Each certificate or opinion with respect to compliance with a condition or covenant provided for in this Supplemental Indenture (other than a certificate provided pursuant to TIA § 314(a)(4)) shall comply with the provisions of TIA § 314(e) and shall include:

(a)           a statement that the Person making such certificate or opinion has read such covenant or condition;

(b)           a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based;

(c)           a statement that, in the opinion of such Person, he or she has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable him to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been satisfied; and

(d)           a statement as to whether or not, in the opinion of such Person, such condition or covenant has been satisfied.

Section 11.06.      Rules by Trustee and Agents.  The Trustee may make reasonable rules for action by or at a meeting of Holders.  The Registrar or Paying Agent may make reasonable rules and set reasonable requirements for its functions.

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Section 11.07.      No Personal Liability of Directors, Officers, Employees and Stockholders.  No past, present or future director, officer, employee, incorporator or stockholder of the Company, as such, shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Notes, this Supplemental Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation.  Each Holder by accepting a Note waives and releases all such liability.  The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Notes.

Section 11.08.      Governing Law.  THE INTERNAL LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN AND BE USED TO CONSTRUE THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE AND THE NOTES WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO APPLICABLE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW TO THE EXTENT THAT THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION WOULD BE REQUIRED THEREBY.

Section 11.09.      No Adverse Interpretation of Other Agreements.  This Supplemental Indenture may not be used to interpret any other indenture, loan or debt agreement of the Company or its Subsidiaries or of any other Person.  Any such indenture, loan or debt agreement may not be used to interpret this Supplemental Indenture.

Section 11.10.      Successors.  All agreements of the Company in this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes shall bind its successors.  All agreements of the Trustee in this Supplemental Indenture shall bind its successors.

Section 11.11.      Severability.  In case any provision in this Supplemental Indenture or in the Notes shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Section 11.12.      Counterpart Originals.  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.

Section 11.13.      Table of Contents, Headings, etc.  The Table of Contents, Cross-Reference Table and Headings of the Articles and Sections of this Supplemental Indenture have been inserted for convenience of reference only, are not to be considered a part of this Supplemental Indenture and shall in no way modify or restrict any of the terms or provisions hereof.

Section 11.14.      Conflicts with Indenture.  If any provision of this Supplemental Indenture is inconsistent with any provision of the Indenture, the provision of this Supplemental Indenture will control with regard to the Notes.

[Signatures on following page]

 

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SIGNATURES

Dated as of March 9, 2007

 

 

 

 

iSTAR FINANCIAL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

US BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, not
in its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 




 

EXHIBIT A

[Face of Note]
[Insert the Global Note Legend, if applicable pursuant to the provisions of the
Supplemental Indenture]

CUSIP 45031UBE0

Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2010

No. 1

 

$500,000,000

iSTAR FINANCIAL INC.

 

 

 

promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or registered assigns, the principal sum of FIVE HUNDRED MILLION Dollars on March 9, 2010.

 

Interest Payment Dates: March 9, June 9, September 9 and December 9

 

Record Dates: February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15

 

Dated: March 9, 2007

 

 

.

 

iSTAR FINANCIAL INC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAL

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the Notes referred to

 

 

in the within-mentioned Supplemental Indenture:

 

 

 

 

 

US BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

 

  as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 




[Back of Note]
Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2010

Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture referred to below unless otherwise indicated.

1.  INTERESTiStar Financial Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this note quarterly in arrears on March 9, June 9, September 9 and December 9 of each year, or if any such day is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding Business Day (each an “Interest Payment Date”) at the rate per annum, reset quarterly (the “interest reset period” and the first date in such period, the “interest reset date”), equal to three-month LIBOR (as defined below) plus 0.35% to be determined by the calculation agent.  Interest on the notes will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from March 9, 2007; provided that if there is no existing default in the payment of interest, and if this note is authenticated between a record date referred to on the face hereof and the next succeeding interest payment date, interest shall accrue from such next succeeding interest payment date; provided, further, that the first interest payment date shall be June 9, 2007.  The Company shall pay interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under any bankruptcy law) on overdue principal and premium, if any, from time to time on demand at the rate then in effect; it shall pay interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under any bankruptcy law) on overdue installments of interest (without regard to any applicable grace periods) from time to time on demand at the same rate to the extent lawful.  Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year using the actual number of days elapsed from and including an interest payment date to but excluding the next succeeding interest payment date.  If any interest payment date on the Notes other than the maturity date is not a Business Day, such interest payment date will be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day, except that if such Business Day falls in the next succeeding calendar month, such interest payment date will be the immediately preceding Business Day:  If the maturity date of the Notes falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the required payment of principal and interest will be made on the next succeeding Business Day as if made on the date such payment was due, and no interest will accrue on such payment for the period from and after the maturity date to the date of such payment on the next succeeding Business Day.

The interest rate on the Notes applicable to each interest reset period commencing on the related interest reset date, or the original issue date in the case of the initial interest period, will be the rate determined as of the applicable interest determination date.  The “interest determination date” will be the second London business day immediately preceding the original issue date, in the case of the initial interest reset period, or thereafter the applicable interest reset date.

US Bank Trust National Association, or its successor appointed by the Company, will act as calculation agent.  Three-month LIBOR will be determined by the calculation agent as of the applicable interest determination date in accordance with the following provisions:

(i)                   LIBOR is the rate for deposits in U.S. dollars for the three-month period which appears on Reuters on page LIBOR 01 at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time.  If no rate appears on Reuters on page LIBOR 01, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be determined in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (ii) below.

(ii)                With respect to an interest determination date on which no rate appears on Reuters on page LIBOR 01 at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such interest determination date, the calculation agent shall request the principal London offices of each of four major reference banks (which may include affiliates of the underwriters) in the London interbank market selected by the calculation agent (after consultation with us) to provide the calculation agent with a quotation of the rate at which deposits of U.S. dollars having a




 

three-month maturity, commencing on the second London Banking day immediately following such interest determination date, are offered by it to prime banks in the London interbank market as of approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such interest determination date in a principal amount equal to an amount of not less than U.S. $1,000,000 that is representative for a single transaction in such market at such time.  If at least two such quotations are provided, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be the arithmetic mean of such quotations as calculated by the calculation agent.  If fewer than two quotations are provided, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be the arithmetic mean of the rates quoted at approximately 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on such interest determination date by three major banks (which may include affiliates of the underwriters) selected by the calculation agent (after consultation with us) for loans in U.S. dollars to leading European banks having a three-month maturity commencing on the second London Banking day immediately following such interest determination date and in a principal amount equal to an amount of not less than U.S. $1,000,000 that is representative for a single transaction in such market at such time; provided, however, that if the banks selected as aforesaid by the calculation agent are not quoting such rates as mentioned in this sentence, LIBOR for such interest determination date will be LIBOR determined with respect to the immediately preceding interest determination date.

All percentages resulting from any calculation of any interest rate for the Notes will be rounded, if necessary, to the nearest one hundred thousandth of a percentage point, with five one-millionths of a percentage point rounded upward and all dollar amounts will be rounded to the nearest cent, with one-half cent being rounded upward.

Promptly upon such determination, the calculation agent will notify us and the Trustee (if the calculation agent is not the Trustee) of the interest rate for the new interest reset period.  Upon request of a holder of the Notes, the calculation agent will provide to such holder the interest rate in effect on the date of such request and, if determined, the interest rate for the next interest reset period.

All calculations made by the calculation agent for the purposes of calculating interest on the Notes shall be conclusive and binding on the holders and the Company, absent manifest error.

2.  METHOD OF PAYMENT.  The Company will pay interest on the Notes (except defaulted interest) to the Persons who are registered Holders of Notes at the close of business on the February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15 immediately preceding the Interest Payment Date, even if such Notes are canceled after such record date and on or before such Interest Payment Date, except as provided in Section 2.12 of the Indenture with respect to defaulted interest.  The Notes will be payable as to principal, premium, if any, and interest at the office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose within or without the City and State of New York, or, at the option of the Company, payment of interest may be made by check mailed to the Holders at their addresses set forth in the register of Holders, and provided that payment by wire transfer of immediately available funds will be required with respect to principal of and interest, and premium, if any, on, all Global Notes and all other Notes the Holders of which shall have provided wire transfer instructions to the Company or the Paying Agent.  Such payment shall be in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts.  The Company reserves the right to pay interest to Holders of Notes by check mailed to such Holders at their registered addresses or by wire transfer to Holders of at least $5 million aggregate principal amount of Notes.

3.  PAYING AGENT AND REGISTRAR.  Initially, US Bank Trust National Association, the Trustee under the Indenture, will act as Paying Agent and Registrar.  The Company may change any




 

Paying Agent or Registrar without notice to any Holder.  The Company or any of its Subsidiaries may act in any such capacity.

4.  INDENTURE.  The Company issued the Notes under an Indenture dated as of February 5, 2001, as amended and supplemented, including as supplemented by a Supplemental Indenture dated as of March 9, 2007 (collectively, the “Indenture”) between the Company and the Trustee.  The terms of the Notes include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (15 U.S. Code §§ 77aaa-77bbbb).  The Notes are subject to all such terms, and Holders are referred to the Indenture and such Act for a statement of such terms.  To the extent any provision of this Note conflicts with the express provisions of the Indenture, the provisions of the Indenture shall govern and be controlling.  The Notes are obligations of the Company.  The Company is issuing $225.0 million in aggregate principal amount on the Issue Date and may issue Additional Notes in accordance with the terms of the Indenture.

5.  REPURCHASE OF OPTION OF HOLDER.  Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event, the Company will be required to offer to purchase all of the outstanding Notes at a principal price equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to the date of purchase.

6.  DENOMINATIONS, TRANSFER, EXCHANGE.  The Notes are in registered form without coupons in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000.  The transfer of Notes may be registered and Notes may be exchanged as provided in the Indenture.  The Registrar and the Trustee may require a Holder, among other things, to furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents and the Company and the Trustee may require a Holder to pay any taxes and fees required by law or permitted by the Indenture.  Also, the Company need not exchange or register the transfer of any Notes during the period between a record date and the corresponding Interest Payment Date.

7.   PERSONS DEEMED OWNERS.  The registered Holder of a Note may be treated as its owner for all purposes.

8.  AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT AND WAIVER.  Subject to certain exceptions, the Indenture or the Notes may be amended or supplemented with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes voting as a single class, and any existing default or compliance with any provision of the Indenture or the Notes may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes voting as a single class.  Without the consent of any Holder of a Note, the Indenture or the Notes may be amended or supplemented to cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency, to provide for uncertificated Notes in addition to or in place of certificated Notes, to provide for the assumption of the Company’s obligations to Holders of the Notes in case of a merger or consolidation, to make any change that would provide any additional rights or benefits to the Holders of the Notes or that does not adversely affect in any material respects the rights under the Indenture of any such Holder, to comply with the requirements of the SEC in order to effect or maintain the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act or to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment under the Indenture of a successor Trustee.

9.  DEFAULTS AND REMEDIES.  Events of Default are set forth in the Indenture.  If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee or the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may declare all the Notes to be due and payable.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an Event of Default arising from certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency, all outstanding Notes will become due and payable without further action or notice.  Holders may not enforce the Indenture or the Notes except as provided in the Indenture.  Subject to certain limitations, Holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may direct the Trustee in writing in its




 

exercise of any trust or power.  The Trustee may withhold from Holders of the Notes notice of any continuing Default or Event of Default (except a Default or Event of Default relating to the payment of principal or interest) if it determines that withholding notice is in their interest.  The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding by written notice to the Trustee may on behalf of the Holders of all of the Notes waive any existing Default or Event of Default and its consequences under the Indenture except a continuing Default or Event of Default in the payment of interest on, or the principal of, the Notes.  The Company is required to deliver to the Trustee annually a statement regarding compliance with the Indenture, and the Company is required upon becoming aware of any Default or Event of Default, to deliver to the Trustee a statement specifying such Default or Event of Default.

10.  TRUSTEE DEALINGS WITH COMPANY.  The Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may make loans to, accept deposits from, and perform services for the Company or its Affiliates, and may otherwise deal with the Company or its Affiliates, as if it were not the Trustee.

11.  NO RECOURSE AGAINST OTHERS.  A director, officer, employee, incorporator or stockholder, of the Company, as such, shall not have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Notes or the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation.  Each Holder by accepting a Note waives and releases all such liability.  The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issuance of the Notes.

12.  AUTHENTICATION.  This Note shall not be valid until authenticated by the manual signature of the Trustee or an authenticating agent.

13.  ABBREVIATIONS.  Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder or an assignee, such as:  TEN COM (= tenants in common), TEN ENT (= tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (= Custodian), and U/G/M/A (= Uniform Gifts to Minors Act).

14.  CUSIP NUMBERS.  Pursuant to a recommendation promulgated by the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, the Company has caused CUSIP numbers to be printed on the Notes.  No representation is made as to the accuracy of such numbers as printed on the Notes and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers placed thereon.




 

The Company will furnish to any Holder upon written request and without charge a copy of the Indenture.  Requests may be made to:

iStar Financial Inc.

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor

New York, NY  10036

Attention:  Investor Relations




 

ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Note, fill in the form below:

 

 

 

 

 

(I) or (we) assign and transfer this Note to:

 

 

 

 

(Insert assignee’s legal name)

 

(Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. no.)

 

 

 

(Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)

and irrevocably appoint

 

 

to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

Date:

 

 

 

 

Your Signature:

 

 

 

 

(Sign exactly as your name appears on

 

 

 

the face of this Note)

 

 

 

Signature Guarantee*:

 

 

 


 

 

*         Participant in a recognized Signature Guarantee Medallion Program (or other signature guarantor acceptable to the Trustee).

 




 

OPTION OF HOLDER TO ELECT PURCHASE

If you want to elect to have this Note purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 4.10 of the Indenture, check the

following box:  o

 

If you want to elect to have only part of the Note purchased by the Company pursuant to Section 4.10 of the

Indenture, state the amount you elect to have purchased.

 

 

$

 

 

 

Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Signature:

 

 

 

 

(Sign exactly as your name appears on

 

 

 

the face of this Note)

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Identification No.:

 

Signature Guarantee*:

 

 

 


 

 

*          Participant in a recognized Signature Guarantee Medallion Program (or other signature guarantor acceptable to the Trustee).

 

 




SCHEDULE OF EXCHANGES OF INTERESTS IN THE GLOBAL NOTE

The following exchanges of a part of this Global Note for an interest in another Global Note or for a Definitive Note, or exchanges of a part of another Global Note or Definitive Note for an interest in this Global Note, have been made: 

Date of Exchange

 

Amount of
decrease in
Principal Amount 
of this Global Note

 

Amount of
increase in
Principal Amount 
of this Global Note

 

Principal Amount
of this Global Note 
following such 
decrease
(or increase)

 

Signature of 
authorized officer
of Trustee or Note
Custodian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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