Term Note

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Medium-Term Note, Series I Base Metals Basket Participation Note Due March 1, 2009

Exhibit 4.03

CUSIP NO. 52517PU74

 

 

ISIN NO. US52517PU741

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTERED

 

PRINCIPAL AMOUNT: $250,000

No. R-1

 

 

 

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC.

MEDIUM-TERM NOTE, SERIES I

BASE METALS BASKET PARTICIPATION NOTE
DUE MARCH 1, 2009

THIS NOTE IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY.  UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) TO THE COMPANY (AS DEFINED BELOW) OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR SUCH OTHER NAME AS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO., ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL SINCE THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR NOTES IN CERTIFICATED FORM (A “CERTIFICATED NOTE”), THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.




 

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called the “Company,” which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to CEDE & Co., or registered assigns, on the Maturity Date, an amount equal to the Redemption Amount.

The “Maturity Date” is March 1, 2009, or if such day is not a Business Day, on the next following Business Day.

The “Redemption Amount” is the amount equal to the sum of the principal amount of the Notes plus the Supplemental Redemption Amount, if any.

The “Supplemental Redemption Amount” is a single U.S. Dollar payment calculated by the Calculation Agent equal to the principal amount of the Notes multiplied by:

(A) the Basket Return multiplied by the Participation Rate, if the Basket Return is greater than 0.000%; or

(B) 0%, if the Basket Return is less than or equal to 0.000%.

The “Basket Return” is the sum of the Weighted Component Commodity Returns, expressed as a percentage (rounded to three decimal places).

The “Participation Rate” is 75.0%.

The “Component Commodities” are Copper, Nickel and Zinc.

 “Copper” is Copper — Grade A.

“Nickel” is Primary Nickel.

“Zinc” is Special High Grade Zinc.

The “Weighted Component Commodity Return” is, for each Component Commodity, the Component Commodity Weighting for such Component Commodity multiplied by a quotient, the numerator of which is the difference between the Final Commodity Price for such Component Commodity and the Commodity Strike for such Component Commodity and the denominator of which is the Commodity Strike for such Component Commodity.

The “Commodity Strike” is, for each Component Commodity, the Commodity Price on the date hereof, as set forth below:

Component Commodity

 

Commodity Strike

 

Copper

 

 

$

5,875

 

Nickel

 

 

$

4,270

 

Zinc

 

 

$

3,470

 

 

The “Trade Date” is February 22, 2007.

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The “Valuation Date” is February 23, 2009.

The “Final Commodity Price” is, for each Component Commodity, the Commodity Price on the Valuation Date.

The “Commodity Price” is, for each Component Commodity, the official settlement price of that Component Commodity for cash delivery, expressed as the U.S. Dollar price per metric ton of the Component Commodity, as made public by the Relevant Exchange (subject to the occurrence of a Disruption Event).

The “Relevant Exchange” is, for each Component Commodity, the London Metal Exchange, or its successor, or if the London Metal Exchange is no longer the principal exchange or trading market for a Component Commodity or options or futures contracts for such Component Commodity, such other exchange or principal trading market for the relevant Component Commodity as determined in good faith by the Calculation Agent which serves as the source of prices for that Component Commodity, and any principal exchanges where options or futures contracts on that Component Commodity are traded.

If the Calculation Agent determines that a Disruption Event identified in clauses (A), (B) or (C) below relating to one or more Component Commodities is in effect on the scheduled Valuation Date, the Calculation Agent will calculate the Basket Return using:

·                                          for each Component Commodity that did not suffer a Disruption Event on the scheduled Valuation Date, the Final Commodity Price for that Component Commodity on the scheduled Valuation Date, and

·                                          for each Component Commodity that did suffer a Disruption Event on the scheduled Valuation Date, the Final Commodity Price on the immediately succeeding Exchange Business Day for such Component Commodity on which no Disruption Event occurs or is continuing with respect to such Component Commodity;

provided however that if a Disruption Event has occurred or is continuing with respect to a Component Commodity on each of the three scheduled Exchange Business Days following the scheduled Valuation Date, then (a) that third Exchange Business Day shall be deemed the Valuation Date for the affected Component Commodity; and (b) the Calculation Agent will determine the Final Commodity Price for the affected Component Commodity on such day in its sole and absolute discretion taking into account the latest available quotation for the Commodity Price for the affected Component Commodity and any other information that in good faith it deems relevant.

If a Disruption Event identified in clauses (D) or (E) below relating to one or more Component Commodities is in effect on the Valuation Date, the Calculation Agent will determine the Final Commodity Price for the affected Component Commodity on the scheduled Valuation Date in its sole and absolute discretion taking into account the latest available quotation for the Commodity Price for the affected Component Commodity and any other information that in good faith it deems relevant.

A “Disruption Event” for a Component Commodity means any of the following events, as determined in good faith by the Calculation Agent:

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(A)                              the suspension of or material limitation on trading in the Component Commodity, or futures contracts or options related to the Component Commodity, on the Relevant Exchange;

(B)                                either (i) the failure of trading to commence, or permanent discontinuance of trading, in the Component Commodity, or futures contracts or options related to the Component Commodity, on the Relevant Exchange, or (ii) the disappearance of, or of trading in, the Component Commodity;

(C)                                the failure of the Relevant Exchange to publish the official daily settlement price of the Component Commodity for that day (or the information necessary for determining the settlement price);

(D)                               the occurrence since the Trade Date of a material change in the content, composition, or constitution of the Component Commodity; or

(E)                                 the occurrence since the Trade Date of a material change in the formula for or the method of calculating the settlement price of the Component Commodity.

For the purpose of determining whether a Disruption Event has occurred:

(1)                                a limitation on the hours in a trading day and/or number of days of trading will not constitute a Disruption Event if it results from an announced change in the regular business hours of the Relevant Exchange;

 (2)                               a suspension in trading on the Relevant Exchange (without taking into account any extended or after-hours trading session), in a Component Commodity by reason of a price change reflecting the maximum permitted price change from the previous trading day’s settlement price will constitute a Disruption Event; and

(3)                                  suspension of or material limitation on trading on the Relevant Exchange will not include any time when the Relevant Exchange is closed for trading under ordinary circumstances.

An “Exchange Business Day” is a day, as determined by the Calculation Agent, on which the Relevant Exchange is scheduled to be (or, but for the occurrence of a Disruption Event, would have been) open for trading during its regular trading session (notwithstanding the Relevant Exchange closing prior to its scheduled closing time).

A “Business Day”, notwithstanding any provision in the Indenture, is any day that is not is not a Saturday or Sunday and that is not a day on which banking institutions in New York City generally are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to be closed.

The “Calculation Agent” means Lehman Brothers Commodity Services Inc.

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Except as provided below, the Supplemental Redemption Amount, if any, may, at the option of the Company, be made by check mailed to the person entitled thereto at such person’s address as it appears on the registry books of the Company.

Payment of any Supplemental Redemption Amount will be made in immediately available funds in accordance with the normal procedures of the Trustee (or any duly appointed Paying Agent).

The Company will pay any administrative costs imposed by banks in making payments in immediately available funds, but any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed upon payments hereunder, including, without limitation, any withholding tax, will be borne by the Holder hereof.

References herein to “U.S. dollars” or “U.S.$” or “$” or “USD” are to the coin or currency of the United States as at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.

Reference IS HEREBY MADE TO THE FURTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS NOTE SET FORTH ON THE REVERSE HEREOF.  SUCH FURTHER PROVISIONS SHALL FOR ALL PURPOSES HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS IF SET FORTH AT THIS PLACE.

This Note shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been signed by the Trustee under the Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has caused this instrument to be signed by its Chairman of the Board, its President, its Vice Chairman, its Chief Financial Officer, one of its Vice Presidents or its Treasurer, by manual or facsimile signature under its corporate seal, attested by its Secretary or one of its Assistant Secretaries by manual or facsimile signature.

Dated:  March 1, 2007

[SEAL]

 

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

Name:Andrew Yeung

 

 

 

Title:Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

 

Name:  Aaron Guth

 

 

 

Title:   Assistant Secretary

 

TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is one of the Securities of the series designated herein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

 

CITIBANK, N.A.

 

 

as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Authorized Officer

 

 

 

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[REVERSE OF NOTE]

LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC.
MEDIUM-TERM NOTES, SERIES I
BASE METALS BASKET PARTICIPATION NOTE
DUE MARCH 1, 2009

Section 1.  General.  This Note is one of a duly authorized series of Notes of the Company designated as the Medium-Term Notes, Series I, Base Metals Basket Participation Note (herein called the “Notes”).  The Notes are one of an indefinite number of series of debt securities of the Company (collectively, the “Securities”) issued or issuable under and pursuant to an indenture dated as of September 1, 1987, as amended and supplemented (the “Indenture”), duly executed and delivered by the Company and Citibank, N.A., as Trustee (herein called the “Trustee”), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the holders of the Securities.  The separate series of Securities may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions or repurchase rights (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase or analogous funds (if any), may be subject to different covenants and Events of Default and may otherwise vary as in the Indenture provided.

Section 2.  Principal Amount for Indenture Purposes.  For the purpose of determining whether Holders of the requisite amount of Notes of this series outstanding under the Indenture have made a demand, given a notice or waiver or taken any other action, the principal amount of this Note will be deemed to be the principal amount of this Note then outstanding.

Section 3.  Modification and Waivers.  The Indenture contains provisions permitting the Company and the Trustee, with the consent of the Holders of not less than 66-2/3% in aggregate principal amount of each series of the Securities at the time Outstanding to be affected, evidenced as in the Indenture provided, to execute supplemental indentures adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of the Indenture or of any supplemental indenture or modifying in any manner the rights of the holders of the Securities of all such series; provided, however, that no such supplemental indenture shall, among other things, (i) change the fixed maturity of any Security, or reduce the Supplemental Redemption Amount or the principal amount thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon or reduce any premium or other amount payable on redemption, or make the Supplemental Redemption Amount or the principal amount thereof, premium or other amount payable, if any, or interest thereon payable in any coin or currency other than that herein above provided, without the consent of the Holder of each Security so affected, or (ii) change the place of payment on any Security, or impair the right to institute suit for payment on any Security, or reduce the aforesaid percentage of Securities, the holders of which are required to consent to any such supplemental indenture, without the consent of the holders of each Security so affected.  It is also provided in the Indenture that, prior to any declaration accelerating the maturity of any series of Securities, the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of




 

the Securities of such series Outstanding may on behalf of the holders of all the Securities of such series waive any past default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to such series and its consequences, except a default in the payment of interest, if any, on the Supplemental Redemption Amount or the principal amount, or premium, if any, on any of the Securities of such series, or in the payment of any sinking fund installment or analogous obligation with respect to Securities of such series.  Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future holders and owners of this Note and any Notes of this series which may be issued in exchange or substitution herefor, irrespective of whether or not any notation thereof is made upon this Note or such other Notes of this series.

Section 4.  Obligations Unconditional.  No reference herein to the Indenture and no provisions of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the Supplemental Redemption Amount or the principal amount on this Note at the place, at the respective times, at the rate, and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.

Section 5.  Defeasance.  The Indenture contains provisions for the discharge of the Indenture and defeasance at any time of the indebtedness on this Note upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth therein, which provisions apply to this Note.

Section 6.  Authorized Form and Denominations.  The Notes of this series are issuable in registered form, without coupons.  Each Note will be issued initially as either a Global Security or a Certificated Note, at the option of the Company, in denominations of $1,000 or whole multiples of $1,000, either at the office or agency to be designated and maintained by the Company for such purpose in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, pursuant to the provisions of the Indenture or at any of such other offices or agencies as may be designated and maintained by the Company for such purpose pursuant to the provisions of the Indenture, and in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Indenture, but without the payment of any service charge, except for any tax or other governmental charges imposed in connection therewith.  Notes of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Notes of this series of a different authorized denomination, except that Global Securities will not be exchangeable for Certificated Notes of this series.

Section 7.  Registration of Transfer.  As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations as therein set forth, the transfer of this Note is registrable in the Security Register, upon surrender of this Note for registration of transfer, at the Corporate Trust Office or agency in a Place of Payment for this Note, duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar requiring such written instrument of transfer duly executed by, the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Notes of this series, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.

If at any time the Depository notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as Depository or if at any time the Depository shall no longer be eligible under the Indenture, the Company shall appoint a successor Depository.  If a successor Depository for the Notes of this series is not appointed by the Company within 90 days after the Company receives




 

such notice or becomes aware of such ineligibility, the Company will issue, and the Trustee will authenticate and deliver, Notes of this series in definitive form in an aggregate principal amount equal to the principal amount of this Note.

No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection therewith.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, and neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or of the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.

Section 8.  Events of Default.  If an Event of Default with respect to Notes of this series shall occur and be continuing, the amount that may be declared due and payable upon any acceleration of the notes will be determined by the calculation agent for the period from and including the Trade Date to but excluding the date of early repayment and will equal, for each note, the Redemption Amount, calculated as though the maturity and Valuation Date of the notes were the date of early repayment.  If a bankruptcy proceeding is commenced in respect of the Company, the claim of the beneficial owner of a note for the period from and including the Trade Date to but excluding the date of early repayment will be capped at the Redemption Amount, calculated as though the maturity and Valuation Date of the notes were the date of the commencement of the proceeding.

Section 9.  No Recourse Against Certain Persons.  No recourse for the payment of the Supplemental Redemption Amount or for any claim based hereon or otherwise in respect hereof, and no recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement of the Company in the Indenture or any Indenture supplemental thereto or in any Note, or because of the creation of any indebtedness represented thereby, shall be had against any incorporator, stockholder, officer or director, as such, past, present or future, of the Company or of any successor corporation, either directly or through the Company or any successor corporation, whether by virtue of any constitution, statute or rule of law or by the enforcement of any assessment or penalty or otherwise, all such liability being, by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration for the issue hereof, expressly waived and released.

Section 10.  Defined Terms.  All terms used but not defined in this Note are used herein as defined in the Indenture.

Section 11.  GOVERNING LAW.  THIS NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.