If an event of default occurs and is continuing under the indenture, the trustee shall exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by
the indenture with respect to the debt securities of that series, and use the same degree of care and skill in that exercise, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of his own affairs. The trustee will
become obligated to exercise any of its powers under the indenture at the request of any of the holders of any debt securities only after those holders have offered the trustee indemnity satisfactory to it.
The indenture limits the right of the trustee, if it becomes one of our creditors, to obtain payment of claims or to realize on certain
property received for any such claim, as security or otherwise. The trustee may engage in other transactions with us. If it acquires any conflicting interest, however, it must eliminate that conflict or resign.
Form, Exchange, Registration and Transfer
We will issue the debt securities in registered form, without interest coupons. We will not charge a service charge for any registration of
transfer or exchange of the debt securities. We may, however, require the payment of any tax or other governmental charge payable for that registration.
Debt securities of any series will be exchangeable for other debt securities of the same series with the same total principal amount and the
same terms but in different authorized denominations in accordance with the indenture. Holders may present debt securities for registration of transfer at the office of the security registrar or any transfer agent we designate. The security
registrar or transfer agent will effect the transfer or exchange when it is satisfied with the documents of title and identity of the person making the request.
Unless we inform you otherwise in a prospectus supplement, we will appoint the trustee under the indenture as security registrar for the debt
securities we issue under the indenture. If a prospectus supplement refers to any transfer agents initially designated by us, we may at any time rescind that designation or approve a change in the location through which any transfer agent acts. We
will be required to maintain an office or agency for transfers and exchanges in each place of payment. We may at any time designate additional transfer agents for any series of debt securities or rescind the designation of any transfer agent.
In the case of any redemption, neither the security registrar nor the transfer agent will be required to register the transfer or exchange of
any debt security:
||during a period beginning 15 business days before the day of mailing of the relevant notice of redemption and ending on the close of business on that day of mailing; or |
||if we have called the debt security for redemption in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of any debt security being redeemed in part. |
Payment and Paying Agents
inform you otherwise in a prospectus supplement, we will make payments on the debt securities in U.S. dollars at the office of the trustee or any paying agent we designate. At our option, we may make payments by check mailed to the holders
registered address or, with respect to global debt securities, by wire transfer. Unless we inform you otherwise in a prospectus supplement, we will make interest payments to the person in whose name the debt security is registered at the close of
business on the record date for the interest payment.
Unless we inform you otherwise in a prospectus supplement, we will designate the
trustee under the indenture as our paying agent for payments on debt securities we issue under the indenture. We may at any time designate additional paying agents or rescind the designation of any paying agent or approve a change in the office
through which any paying agent acts.