United States Uses in Certain Terms Defined Clause

Certain Terms Defined from Supplemental Indenture

THIS INDENTURE, dated as of May 1, 1995 between AMERICAN STORES COMPANY, a Delaware corporation (the Issuer), and THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, a national banking association, as trustee (the Trustee),

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term generally accepted accounting principles means such accounting principles as are generally accepted at the time of any computation. The words herein, hereof and hereunder and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. Affiliate means any Person which directly or indirectly controls, or is controlled by, or under common control with, the Issuer. Attributable Debt when used in connection with a Sale and Lease-Back Transaction shall mean, as of any particular time, the aggregate of present values (discounted at a rate per annum equal to the average interest borne by all Outstanding Securities determined on a weighted average basis and compounded semi-annually) of the obligations of the Issuer or any Subsidiary for net rental payments during the remaining term of the applicable lease (including any period for which such lease has been extended or may, at the option of the lessor, be extended). The term net rental payments under any lease of any period shall mean the sum of the rental and other payments required to be paid in such period by the lessee thereunder, not including, however, any amounts required to be paid by such lessee (whether or not designated as rental or additional rental) on account of maintenance and repairs, reconstruction, insurance, taxes, assessments, water rates or similar charges required to be paid by such lessee thereunder or any amounts required to be paid by such lessee thereunder contingent upon the amount of sales, maintenance and repairs, reconstruction, insurance, taxes, assessments, water rates or similar charges. Authenticating Agent shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.12. Authorized Newspaper means a newspaper (which, in the case of The City of New York, will, if practicable, be The Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition), in the case of the United Kingdom, will, if practicable, be the Financial Times (London Edition) and, in the case of Luxembourg, will, if practicable, be the Luxemburger Wort) published in an official language of the country of publication customarily published at least once a day for at least five days in each calendar week and of general circulation in The City of New York, the United Kingdom or in Luxembourg, as applicable. If it shall be impractical in the opinion of the Trustee to make any publication of any notice required hereby in an Authorized Newspaper, any publication or other notice in lieu thereof which is made or given with the approval of the Trustee shall constitute a sufficient publication of such notice. Board of Directors means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act hereunder on its behalf. Board Resolution means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted or consented to by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee. Business Day means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, is neither a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday nor a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close. Capital Lease means any lease of property which, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, should be capitalized on the lessees balance sheet or for which the amount of the asset and liability thereunder as if so capitalized should be disclosed in a note to such balance sheet; and Capitalized Lease Obligation means the amount of the liability which should be so capitalized or disclosed. Commission means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any ti

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

THIS INDENTURE, dated as of November 2, 2016 between WHIRLPOOL FINANCE LUXEMBOURG S.A R.L., a private limited liability company (societe a responsabilite limitee) organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg having its registered office at 560A, rue de Neudorf, L-2220, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies register under number B 209.573 (the Issuer), WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation and the indirect parent of the Issuer (Parent), and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, (the Trustee),

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the U.S. Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the U.S. Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term generally accepted accounting principles means such accounting principles as are generally accepted at the time of any computation. The words herein, hereof and hereunder and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole, as supplemented and amended from time to time, and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. Attributable Debt shall mean, as of any date upon which a determination of the amount thereof shall be computed, an amount determined by multiplying the greater, at the time a sale and leaseback transaction was entered into, of (i) the fair value of the real property subject to such arrangement (as determined by Parent) or (ii) the net proceeds of the sale of such real property to the lender or investor, by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the unexpired initial term of the lease of such real property as of the date of determination of such computation and of which the denominator shall be the full initial term of such lease. Attributable Debt shall not include any such arrangement for financing air, water or noise pollution control facilities or sewage or solid waste disposal facilities or involving industrial development bonds which are tax exempt pursuant to Section 103 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (organization) values">United States Internal Revenue Code, as amended (or which receive similar tax treatment under any subsequent amendments thereto or successor laws thereof). Board of Directors means the Board of Managers of the Issuer, or the Board of Directors of Parent, as applicable, or any committee of or created by such Board and duly authorized to act hereunder. Business Day means, except as may otherwise be provided in the form of Securities of any particular Series, with respect to any Place of Payment, any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, that is not a legal holiday, or a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close in New York City or that Place of Payment, or, with respect to Securities denominated in a Foreign Currency, the capital city of the country of such Foreign Currency, or, with respect to Securities denominated in ECU, Brussels, Belgium. Commission means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this 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 on such date. Component Currency has the meaning specified in Section 2.12. Consolidated Net Tangible Assets means the aggregate amount of assets (less applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) after deducting therefrom (a) all current liabilities (excluding any thereof constituting Funded Debt by reason of being extendible or renewable), and (b) all goodwill, trade names, trademarks, patents, unamortized debt discount and expense and other like intangibles, all as set forth on the most recent balance sheet of Parent and its consolidated subsidiaries and computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Conversion Date has the meaning specified in Section 2.12. Corporate Trust Office means the principal corporate trust office of the Trustee at which at any particular time its corporate trust business shall be administered, which office at the date of execution of this Indenture is located at 40 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, except that for purposes of the presentation of Registered Securities for payment or registration of transfer or exchange, such term means the office or agency of the Trustee in said city at which at any particular time the corporate agency business of the Trustee shall be conducted, which office at the date of execution of this Indenture is located at 40 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

THIS INDENTURE, dated as of [*], 20[*] between WHIRLPOOL FINANCE LUXEMBOURG S.A R.L., a private limited liability company (societe a responsabilite limitee) organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg having its registered office at 560A, rue de Neudorf, L-2220, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies register under number B 110.585 (the Issuer), WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation and the indirect parent of the Issuer (Parent), and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, (the Trustee),

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the U.S. Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the U.S. Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term generally accepted accounting principles means such accounting principles as are generally accepted at the time of any computation. The words herein, hereof and hereunder and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole, as supplemented and amended from time to time, and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. Attributable Debt shall mean, as of any date upon which a determination of the amount thereof shall be computed, an amount determined by multiplying the greater, at the time a sale and leaseback transaction was entered into, of (i) the fair value of the real property subject to such arrangement (as determined by Parent) or (ii) the net proceeds of the sale of such real property to the lender or investor, by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the unexpired initial term of the lease of such real property as of the date of determination of such computation and of which the denominator shall be the full initial term of such lease. Attributable Debt shall not include any such arrangement for financing air, water or noise pollution control facilities or sewage or solid waste disposal facilities or involving industrial development bonds which are tax exempt pursuant to Section 103 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (organization) values">United States Internal Revenue Code, as amended (or which receive similar tax treatment under any subsequent amendments thereto or successor laws thereof). Board of Directors means the Board of Managers of the Issuer, or the Board of Directors of Parent, as applicable, or any committee of or created by such Board and duly authorized to act hereunder. Business Day means, except as may otherwise be provided in the form of Securities of any particular Series, with respect to any Place of Payment, any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, that is not a legal holiday, or a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close in New York City or that Place of Payment, or, with respect to Securities denominated in a Foreign Currency, the capital city of the country of such Foreign Currency, or, with respect to Securities denominated in ECU, Brussels, Belgium. Commission means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this 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 on such date. Component Currency has the meaning specified in Section 2.12. Consolidated Net Tangible Assets means the aggregate amount of assets (less applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) after deducting therefrom (a) all current liabilities (excluding any thereof constituting Funded Debt by reason of being extendible or renewable), and (b) all goodwill, trade names, trademarks, patents, unamortized debt discount and expense and other like intangibles, all as set forth on the most recent balance sheet of Parent and its consolidated subsidiaries and computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Conversion Date has the meaning specified in Section 2.12. Corporate Trust Office means the principal corporate trust office of the Trustee at which at any particular time its corporate trust business shall be administered, which office at the date of execution of this Indenture is located at 40 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, except that for purposes of the presentation of Registered Securities for payment or registration of transfer or exchange, such term means the office or agency of the Trustee in said city at which at any particular time the corporate agency business of the Trustee shall be conducted, which office at the date of execution of this Indenture is located at 40 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

THIS INDENTURE, dated as of September 13, 2016 between Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., a joint stock company (kabushiki kaisha) organized under the laws of Japan (the Company), and The Bank of New York Mellon (the Trustee).

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided herein or in the form of Security or any indenture supplemental hereto, or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act or the definitions of which contained in the Securities Act are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act, including terms defined in the Trust Indenture Act by reference to the Securities Act (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term generally accepted accounting principles means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in Japan at the time of any computation. The words herein, hereof and hereunder and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. Additional Amounts has the meaning set forth in Section 3.05. Authenticating Agent means any Person authorized by the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.13 to act on behalf of the Trustee to authenticate the Securities. Authorized Agent has the meaning set forth in Section 10.10. Bankruptcy Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Board means the Board of Directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee of such Board or any director(s), executive officer(s) or officer(s), or combination thereof, of the Company to whom such Board of Directors or duly authorized committee thereof or duly delegated director or executive officer thereof has duly delegated its authority. Board Resolution means one or more resolutions or determinations to have been duly adopted or consented to by the Board and to be in full force and effect. Business Day means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city of the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and in The City of New York, Tokyo or any city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, and in any other city specified in an indenture supplemental hereto or in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized by law or regulation to close. Civil Rehabilitation Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Clearing Organization means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in the form of one or more Registered Global Securities, the Person designated as Clearing Organization by the Company pursuant to Section 2.03 until a successor Clearing Organization shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter Clearing Organization shall mean or include each Person who is then a Clearing Organization hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, Clearing Organization as used with respect to the Securities of any such series shall mean the Clearing Organization with respect to the Registered Global Securities of that series. Commission means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Senior 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 on such date. Companies Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Company means Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and, subject to Article 8, its successors and assigns. Corporate Reorganization Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Corporate Trust Office means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee in the United States shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office is, at the date as of which this Indenture is dated, located at 101 Barclay St., New York, NY 10286, USA with a copy to The Bank of New York Mellon, Hong Kong Branch located at Level 24, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queens Road East, Hong Kong, or such other address as is referenced in Section 10.04 herein; or as the Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company, or the principal corporate trust office of any successor trustee (or such other address as such successor trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company). Deposit Insurance Act has the meaning set forth in Sec

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

WHEREAS, the Issuer may from time to time duly authorize the issue of its unsecured debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to be issued in one or more series (the "Securities") up to such principal amount or amounts as may from time to time be authorized in accordance with the terms of this Indenture;

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term "generally accepted accounting principles" means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in the United States at the time of any computation. The words "herein", "hereof" and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. "Board of Directors" means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act on its behalf. "Board Resolution" means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee. "Business Day" means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close. "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, then the body performing such duties on such date.

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

WHEREAS, the Issuer may from time to time duly authorize the issue of its unsecured subordinated debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to be issued in one or more series (the "Securities") up to such principal amount or amounts as may from time to time be authorized in accordance with the terms of this Indenture;

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term "generally accepted accounting principles" means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in the United States at the time of any computation. The words "herein", "hereof" and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. "Board of Directors" means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act on its behalf. "Board Resolution" means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee. "Business Day" means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close. "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, then the body performing such duties on such date. "Common Stock" means shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Issuer as the same exists at the date of execution and delivery of this Indenture or as such stock may be reconstituted from time to time.

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

THIS INDENTURE, dated as of [ ] between Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., a joint stock company (kabushiki kaisha) organized under the laws of Japan (the Company), and The Bank of New York Mellon (the Trustee).

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided herein or in the form of Security or any indenture supplemental hereto, or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act or the definitions of which contained in the Securities Act are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act, including terms defined in the Trust Indenture Act by reference to the Securities Act (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term generally accepted accounting principles means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in Japan at the time of any computation. The words herein, hereof and hereunder and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. Acceleration Event has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01. Additional Amounts has the meaning set forth in Section 3.05. Authenticating Agent means any Person authorized by the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.13 to act on behalf of the Trustee to authenticate the Securities. Authorized Agent has the meaning set forth in Section 10.10. Board means the Board of Directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee of such Board or any director(s), executive officer(s) or officer(s), or combination thereof, of the Company to whom such Board of Directors or duly authorized committee thereof or duly delegated director or executive officer thereof has duly delegated its authority. Board Resolution means one or more resolutions or determinations to have been duly adopted or consented to by the Board and to be in full force and effect. Business Day means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city of the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and in The City of New York, Tokyo or any city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, and in any other city specified in an indenture supplemental hereto or in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized by law or regulation to close. Clearing Organization means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in the form of one or more Registered Global Securities, the Person designated as Clearing Organization by the Company pursuant to Section 2.03 until a successor Clearing Organization shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter Clearing Organization shall mean or include each Person who is then a Clearing Organization hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, Clearing Organization as used with respect to the Securities of any such series shall mean the Clearing Organization with respect to the Registered Global Securities of that series. Commission means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Subordinated 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 on such date. Company means Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and, subject to Article 8, its successors and assigns. Corporate Trust Office means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee in the United States shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office is, at the date as of which this Indenture is dated, located at 101 Barclay St., New York, NY 10286, USA with a copy to The Bank of New York Mellon, Hong Kong Branch located at Level 24, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queens Road East, Hong Kong, or such other address as is referenced in Section 10.04 herein; or as the Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company, or the principal corporate trust office of any successor trustee (or such other address as such successor trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company). Depositary means, with respect to the Registered Global Securities, DTC or such other Person as shall be designated as Depositary by the Company pursuant to the last sentence of Section 2.07(a). Designated Financial Institution has the meaning set forth

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

THIS INDENTURE, dated as of [ ] between Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., a joint stock company (kabushiki kaisha) organized under the laws of Japan (the Company), and The Bank of New York Mellon (the Trustee).

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided herein or in the form of Security or any indenture supplemental hereto, or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act or the definitions of which contained in the Securities Act are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act, including terms defined in the Trust Indenture Act by reference to the Securities Act (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term generally accepted accounting principles means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in Japan at the time of any computation. The words herein, hereof and hereunder and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. Additional Amounts has the meaning set forth in Section 3.05. Authenticating Agent means any Person authorized by the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.13 to act on behalf of the Trustee to authenticate the Securities. Authorized Agent has the meaning set forth in Section 10.10. Bankruptcy Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Board means the Board of Directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee of such Board or any director(s), executive officer(s) or officer(s), or combination thereof, of the Company to whom such Board of Directors or duly authorized committee thereof or duly delegated director or executive officer thereof has duly delegated its authority. Board Resolution means one or more resolutions or determinations to have been duly adopted or consented to by the Board and to be in full force and effect. Business Day means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city of the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and in The City of New York, Tokyo or any city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, and in any other city specified in an indenture supplemental hereto or in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized by law or regulation to close. Civil Rehabilitation Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Clearing Organization means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in the form of one or more Registered Global Securities, the Person designated as Clearing Organization by the Company pursuant to Section 2.03 until a successor Clearing Organization shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter Clearing Organization shall mean or include each Person who is then a Clearing Organization hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, Clearing Organization as used with respect to the Securities of any such series shall mean the Clearing Organization with respect to the Registered Global Securities of that series. Commission means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Senior 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 on such date. Companies Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Company means Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and, subject to Article 8, its successors and assigns. Corporate Reorganization Act has the meaning set forth in Section 4.01(c). Corporate Trust Office means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee in the United States shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office is, at the date as of which this Indenture is dated, located at 101 Barclay St., New York, NY 10286, USA with a copy to The Bank of New York Mellon, Hong Kong Branch located at Level 24, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queens Road East, Hong Kong, or such other address as is referenced in Section 10.04 herein; or as the Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company, or the principal corporate trust office of any successor trustee (or such other address as such successor trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company). Depositary means, with respect to the Registered Globa

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

WHEREAS, the Issuer may from time to time duly authorize the issue of its unsecured debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to be issued in one or more series (the "Securities") up to such principal amount or amounts as may from time to time be authorized in accordance with the terms of this Indenture;

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term "generally accepted accounting principles" means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in the United States at the time of any computation. The words "herein", "hereof" and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. "Board of Directors" means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act on its behalf. "Board Resolution" means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee. "Business Day" means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close. "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, then the body performing such duties on such date.

Certain Terms Defined from Indenture

WHEREAS, the Issuer may from time to time duly authorize the issue of its unsecured subordinated debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to be issued in one or more series (the "Securities") up to such principal amount or amounts as may from time to time be authorized in accordance with the terms of this Indenture;

Certain Terms Defined. The following terms (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires) for all purposes of this Indenture and of any indenture supplemental hereto shall have the respective meanings specified in this Section. All other terms used in this Indenture that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 or the definitions of which in the Securities Act of 1933 are referred to in the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including terms defined therein by reference to the Securities Act of 1933 (except as herein otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise clearly requires), shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in said Trust Indenture Act and in said Securities Act as in force at the date of this Indenture. All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and the term "generally accepted accounting principles" means such accounting principles as are generally accepted in the United States at the time of any computation. The words "herein", "hereof" and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision. The terms defined in this Article have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular. "Board of Directors" means either the Board of Directors of the Issuer or any committee of such Board duly authorized to act on its behalf. "Board Resolution" means a copy of one or more resolutions, certified by the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Issuer to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect, and delivered to the Trustee. "Business Day" means, with respect to any Security, a day that in the city (or in any of the cities, if more than one) in which amounts are payable, as specified in the form of such Security, is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or regulation to close. "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or if at any time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, then the body performing such duties on such date. "Common Stock" means shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Issuer as the same exists at the date of execution and delivery of this Indenture or as such stock may be reconstituted from time to time. "Corporate Trust Office" means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office is, at the date as of which this Indenture is dated, located at. "Debt" of any Person means any debt for money borrowed which is created, assumed, incurred or guaranteed in any manner by such Person or for which such Person is otherwise responsible or liable, and shall expressly include any such guaranty thereof by such Person. For the purpose of computing the amount of the Debt of any Person there shall be excluded all Debt of such Person for the payment or redemption or satisfaction of which money or securities (or evidences of such Debt, if permitted under the terms of the instrument creating such Debt) in the necessary amount shall have been deposited in trust with the proper depositary, whether upon or prior to the maturity or the date fixed for redemption of such Debt; and, in any instance where Debt is so excluded, for the purpose of computing the assets of such Person there shall be excluded the money, securities or evidences of Debt deposited by such Person in trust for the purpose of paying or satisfying such Debt. "Depositary" means, with respect to the Securities of any series issuable or issued in the form of one or more Global Securities, the Person designated as Depositary by the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.04 until a successor Depositary shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter "Depositary" shall mean or include each Person who is then a Depositary hereunder, and if at any time there is more than one such Person, "Depositary" as used with respect to the Securities of any such series shall mean the Depositary with respect to the Global Securities of that series. "Dollar" means the currency of the United States of America (location) values">United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts. "Event of Default" means any event or condition specified as such in Section 5.01. "Foreign Currency" means a currency issued by the government of a country other than the United States. "Global Security", means a Security evidencing all or a part of a series of Securities, issued to the Depositary for such series in