Comparable Treasury Issue means the United States Treasury security selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having a maturity comparable to the remaining term (the Remaining Life) of the Notes of the series to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes (assuming for the purposes of this definition, for the avoidance of doubt, that the 2029 Notes matured on October 1, 2024 and the 2031 Notes matured on October 1, 2026, as applicable).
Comparable Treasury Price means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations obtained by the Company for that Redemption Date, after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or, if the Company is unable to obtain at least four such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations obtained by the Company.
Disqualified Stock means, for any series of the Notes, with respect to any Person, any capital stock of such Person which, by its terms, or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is putable or exchangeable, or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, other than as a result of a change of control or asset sale, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, other than as a result of a change of control or asset sale, in whole or in part, in each case prior to the date 91 days after the earlier of the maturity date of the Notes of such series or the date the Notes of such series are no longer outstanding; provided that if such capital stock is issued pursuant to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Company or its Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such capital stock shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Company or its Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations.
Equity Offering means any public or private sale of common shares or preferred shares of the Company (excluding Disqualified Stock), other than (a) public offerings with respect to the Companys common shares registered on Form S-8 and (b) any sales to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
Independent Investment Banker means BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and their respective successors, as selected by the Company or, if such firms are unwilling or unable to select the applicable Comparable Treasury Issue or the applicable ratings scale for any Substitute Rating Agency, an independent investment banking institution of national standing appointed by the Company.
Reference Treasury Dealer means BofA Securities, Inc. and its successors, and three other independent investment banking institutions of national standing appointed by the Company (each, a Primary Treasury Dealer); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, the Company shall substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.
Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any Redemption Date for the Notes to be redeemed, the average, as determined by