Third Supplemental Indenture to the CILCO Indenture, dated as of October 15, 2019, amending the CILCO Indenture
EX-4.2 2 aee-2019q3xexhibit42.htm THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE TO THE CILCO INDENTURE Exhibit
THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
Dated as of October 15, 2019
THIS THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE to the Indenture referred to below is dated as of October 15, 2019 (“this Supplemental Indenture”) between AMEREN ILLINOIS COMPANY, an Illinois corporation (the “Company”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. (formerly The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A.) (the “Trustee”).
Central Illinois Light Company (“CILCO”) and the Trustee executed an Indenture, dated as of June 1, 2006 (as supplemented and amended, the “Indenture”), providing, among other things, for the issuance from time to time of CILCO’s Notes.
On October 1, 2010, CILCO and Illinois Power Company (“IP”) were merged into the Company (the “Merger”) whereby the Company was the surviving corporation. The Indenture was supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 1, 2010, pursuant to which the Company, among other things, assumed the obligations of CILCO under the Indenture and the Notes and was substituted for CILCO under the Indenture.
The Indenture was amended by the Second Supplemental Indenture dated as of July 21, 2011.
As of the date hereof, the only Outstanding Notes are $42,000,000 aggregate principal amount of CILCO’s 6.70% Senior Secured Notes due 2036 (the “2036 Notes”), which Notes were authenticated and delivered pursuant to the Company Order dated June 14, 2006.
Pursuant to Section 13.01 of the Indenture, the Company, when authorized by Board Resolution, and the Trustee may enter into an indenture supplemental to the Indenture for one or more of the purposes set forth in such Section 13.01 without the consent of the Holders of any of the Notes at the time Outstanding, including (a) to add to the security for all of the Notes and (b) to make such provision in regard to matters or questions arising under the Indenture as may be necessary or desirable, and not inconsistent with the Indenture or prejudicial to the interests of the Holders in any material respect, for the purpose of supplying any omission, curing any ambiguity, or curing, correcting or supplementing any defective or inconsistent provision.
The Company has elected to extend the Lien of the IP Mortgage (as defined below) to certain Operating Property owned by CILCO immediately prior to the Merger (other than property expressly excepted and excluded from the Lien of the IP Mortgage) of the same kind and character as the properties of IP that were subject to such Lien immediately prior to the Merger, certain franchises, permits, licenses, easements and rights of way, and improvements, extensions and additions to such properties and renewals, replacements and substitutions of or for any part or parts of such properties. To secure the Outstanding Notes equally and ratably with the Debt of the Company secured by such Lien as provided in Section 6.07 of the Indenture, the Company has elected to amend the Indenture to add a new Article XVI to the Indenture and, pursuant thereto, will deliver to the Trustee (a) the IP Senior Notes (as defined below) in an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Notes, which IP Senior Notes will be secured by an equal aggregate principal amount of bonds issued under the IP Mortgage to the IP Indenture Trustee (as defined below) until an IP Release Date (as defined below) occurs, and (b) the Officers’ Certificate and Opinion of Counsel provided in Section 6.07(c) of the Indenture.
The Company has directed the Trustee to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture in accordance with the terms of the Indenture.
All acts and requirements necessary to make this Supplemental Indenture the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company have been done.
In consideration of the foregoing premises, the parties mutually agree as follows for the benefit of each other and for the equal and ratable benefit of the Holders of the 2036 Notes:
Section 1.1 Definitions. Except as otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms defined in the Indenture are used herein as therein defined.
AMENDMENTS TO INDENTURE
Section 2.1 Amendment to add new definitions to the Indenture. On and after the date hereof, the Indenture shall be amended to add the following definitions to Section 1.03 thereof reading as follows:
“2036 NOTES” shall mean the 6.70% Senior Secured Notes due 2036 authenticated and delivered under the Indenture pursuant to the Company Order dated June 14, 2006.
“IP INDENTURE” shall mean the Indenture dated as of June 1, 2006 between Illinois Power Company (now the Company) and The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. (now The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.), as supplemented and amended from time to time.
“IP INDENTURE TRUSTEE” shall mean the Person serving as trustee at the time under the IP Indenture.
“IP MORTGAGE” shall mean the General Mortgage Indenture and Deed of Trust, dated as of November 1, 1992 between the Company (as successor to Illinois Power Company) and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (as successor trustee to Harris Trust and Savings Bank), as trustee, as supplemented and amended from time to time.
“IP RELEASE DATE” shall mean the earlier of (a) the date on which the Lien of the IP Mortgage on the Operating Property of the Company has been terminated or (b) the date on which all Debt of the Company (other than Notes then Outstanding under the Indenture) secured by the Lien of the IP Mortgage has been retired through payment, redemption, or otherwise at, before or after the maturity thereof or is no longer outstanding.
“IP SENIOR NOTES” shall mean the Senior Notes Series CILCO-AA, issued by the Company pursuant to the IP Indenture.
Section 2.2 Amendment to add a new Article XVI to the Indenture. On and after the date hereof, the Indenture shall be amended to add a new Article XVI after Article XV of the Indenture reading as follows:
IP SENIOR NOTES
Section 16.01 DELIVERY OF INITIAL SERIES OF IP SENIOR NOTES. Subject to the provisions of Section 16.11 and Article V hereof, the Company will deliver to the Trustee the IP Senior Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $42,000,000, fully registered in the name of the Trustee, in trust for the benefit of the Holders from time to time of the 2036 Notes issued under this Indenture as security for any and all obligations of the Company under the 2036 Notes, including, but not limited to, (1) the full and prompt payment of the principal of and premium, if any, on the 2036 Notes when and as the same shall
become due and payable in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Indenture or the 2036 Notes, at the Maturity thereof, and (2) the full and prompt payment of any interest on the 2036 Notes when and as the same shall become due and payable in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Indenture or the 2036 Notes.
Section 16.02 RECEIPT. The Trustee acknowledges receipt of the IP Senior Notes described in Section 16.01 hereof.
Section 16.03 IP SENIOR NOTES HELD BY THE TRUSTEE. The Trustee shall, as the holder of IP Senior Notes, attend such meeting or meetings of noteholders under the IP Indenture or, at its option, deliver its proxy in connection therewith, as relate to matters with respect to which it is entitled to vote or consent. So long as no Event of Default hereunder shall have occurred and be continuing, either at any such meeting or meetings, or otherwise when the consent of the holders of the notes outstanding under the IP Indenture is sought without a meeting, the Trustee shall vote all IP Senior Notes then held by it, or consent with respect thereto, in accordance with instructions provided in a certificate of the Company or the IP Indenture Trustee, which instructions (a) shall direct the Trustee to so vote or consent in proportion with the vote or consent (as of 9:00 a.m. New York City time on the day of such vote or consent) of the holders of all other notes outstanding under the IP Indenture, the holders of which are eligible to vote or consent and (b) shall set forth said proportion; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Trustee shall not so vote in favor of, or so consent to, any amendment or modification of the IP Indenture which, if it were an amendment or modification of this Indenture, would require the consent of Holders, without their prior consent, obtained in the manner prescribed in Section 13.02, of Holders of Notes which would be required under said Section 13.02 for such an amendment or modification of this Indenture.
Section 16.04 NO TRANSFER OF IP SENIOR NOTES; EXCEPTIONS. Except (i) as required to effect an assignment to a successor trustee under this Indenture, (ii) pursuant to Section 16.05 or Section 16.08 hereof, or (iii) in compliance with a final order of a court of competent jurisdiction in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding of the Company, the Trustee shall not sell, assign or transfer the IP Senior Notes, and the Company shall issue stop transfer instructions to the IP Indenture Trustee and any transfer agent under the IP Indenture to effect compliance with this Section 16.04.
Section 16.05 DELIVERY TO THE COMPANY OF ALL IP SENIOR NOTES. When the obligation of the Company to make payment with respect to the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on all IP Senior Notes shall be satisfied or deemed satisfied pursuant to Section 16.11 hereof, the Trustee shall, upon written request of the Company and receipt of the certificate of the Expert described in Section 16.06 hereof (if such certificate is then required by Section 16.06 hereof), deliver to the Company without charge therefor all of the IP Senior Notes, together with such appropriate instruments of transfer or release as may be reasonably requested by the Company. All IP Senior Notes delivered to the Company in accordance with this Section 16.05 shall be delivered by the Company to the IP Indenture Trustee for cancellation.
Section 16.06 FAIR VALUE CERTIFICATE. If IP Senior Notes are delivered or surrendered to the Company pursuant to Section 16.05 or 16.08 hereof, the Company shall simultaneously therewith deliver to the Trustee a certificate of an Expert (1) stating that such Expert is familiar with the provisions of such IP Senior Notes and of this Indenture, (2) stating the principal amount of such IP Senior Notes so delivered, the stated interest rate (or method of calculation of interest) of such IP Senior Notes (if any) and the stated maturity date of such IP Senior Notes, (3) if applicable, identifying the 2036 Notes, the payment of the interest on and principal of which has been discharged hereunder, (4) stating that such delivery and release will not impair the Lien of this Indenture in contravention of the provisions of this Indenture. If, prior to the IP Release Date, the fair value of the IP Senior Notes so delivered and released, as described in the certificate to be delivered pursuant to this Section 16.06, both (l) is equal to or exceeds (A) $25,000 and (B) 1% of the principal amount of the Outstanding Notes at the date of release of such IP Senior Notes and (2) together with the fair value, as described in the certificates to be delivered pursuant to this
Section 16.06, of all other IP Senior Notes released from the Lien of this Indenture since the commencement of the then current calendar year, is equal to or exceeds 10% of the principal amount of the 2036 Notes Outstanding at the date of release of such IP Senior Notes, then the certificate required by this Section 16.06 shall be delivered by an Expert who shall be independent of the Company.
If, in connection with a delivery or release of outstanding IP Senior Notes, the Company provides to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel stating that the certificate described by this Section 16.06 is not required by law, such certificate shall not be required to be delivered hereunder in connection with such delivery or release.
Section 16.07 FURTHER ASSURANCES. The Company, at its own expense, shall do such further lawful acts and things, and execute and deliver such additional conveyances, assignments, assurances, agreements, financing statements and instruments, as may be necessary in order to better assign, assure and confirm to the Trustee its interest in the IP Senior Notes and for maintaining, protecting and preserving such interest.
Section 16.08 EXCHANGE AND SURRENDER OF IP SENIOR NOTES. At any time a 2036 Note shall cease to be entitled to any Lien, benefit or security under this Indenture pursuant to Section 5.01(b) hereof and the Company shall have provided the Trustee with notice thereof, the Trustee shall surrender an equal principal amount of the IP Senior Notes, subject to the limitations of this Section 16.08, to the Company for cancellation. The Trustee shall, together with such IP Senior Notes, deliver to the Company such appropriate instruments of transfer or release as the Company may reasonably request. Prior to the surrender required by this paragraph, the Trustee shall receive from the Company the following, and (subject to Section 9.01 hereof) shall be fully protected in relying upon, an Officers’ Certificate stating (i) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the IP Senior Notes surrendered by the Trustee, after giving effect to such surrender, (ii) the aggregate Outstanding principal amount of the 2036 Notes and (iii) that the surrender of the IP Senior Notes will not result in any default under this Indenture.
The Company shall not be permitted to cause the surrender or exchange of all or any part of the IP Senior Notes contemplated in this Section, if, after such surrender or exchange, the aggregate Outstanding principal amount of the 2036 Notes would exceed the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such IP Senior Notes held by the Trustee. Any IP Senior Notes received by the Company pursuant to this Section 16.08 shall be delivered to the IP Indenture Trustee for cancellation. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, until the IP Release Date, the Company shall preserve and maintain the Lien of this Indenture, and shall not permit, at any time prior to the IP Release Date, the aggregate principal amount of IP Senior Notes held by the Trustee to be less than the aggregate amount of 2036 Notes Outstanding.
Section 16.09 [Reserved]
Section 16.10 TERMS OF IP SENIOR NOTES. The IP Senior Notes delivered to the Trustee pursuant to Section 16.01 hereof shall have the same stated maturity date and shall be in the same aggregate principal amount as, and have redemption provisions corresponding to, the 2036 Notes being issued; it being expressly understood that such IP Senior Notes may, but need not, bear interest, any such interest to be payable on the same Interest Payment Dates as the 2036 Notes.
Section 16.11 IP SENIOR NOTES AS SECURITY FOR NOTES. Until the IP Release Date and subject to Article V hereof, IP Senior Notes delivered to the Trustee, for the benefit of the Holders of the 2036 Notes, shall constitute part of the trust estate and security for any and all obligations of the Company under the 2036 Notes, including, but not limited to (1) the full and prompt payment of the principal of and premium, if any, on the 2036 Notes when and as the same shall become due and payable in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Indenture or the 2036 Notes, either at the stated maturity thereof, upon acceleration of the maturity thereof or upon redemption, and (2) the full and prompt payment of any
interest on the 2036 Notes when and as the same shall become due and payable in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Indenture or the 2036 Notes.
Notwithstanding anything in this Indenture to the contrary, from and after the IP Release Date, the obligation of the Company to make payment with respect to the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on the IP Senior Notes shall be deemed satisfied and discharged as provided in the supplemental indenture or indentures to the IP Indenture creating such IP Senior Notes and the IP Senior Notes shall cease to secure in any manner the 2036 Notes. From and after the IP Release Date, any conditions in this Indenture to the issuance of Notes that refer or relate to IP Senior Notes or the IP Indenture shall be inapplicable. Following the IP Release Date, the Company shall not issue, assume, guarantee or permit to exist any Debt secured by the Lien of the IP Mortgage on any Operating Property of the Company except as permitted by Section 6.07 of the Indenture.
The Company shall notify the Trustee promptly of the occurrence of the IP Release Date. Notice of the occurrence of the IP Release Date shall be given by the Trustee to the Holders of the 2036 Notes in the manner provided in Section 15.10 hereof not later than 30 days after the IP Release Date.
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Section 2.3 Receipt by Trustee. In accordance with Section 13.05 of the Indenture, the parties acknowledge that the Trustee has received an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel as conclusive evidence that this Supplemental Indenture complies with the requirements of Article XIII of the Indenture.
Section 3.1 Parties. Nothing expressed or mentioned herein is intended or shall be construed to give any Person, other than the Holders and the Trustee, any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Supplemental Indenture or the Indenture or any provision herein or therein contained.
Section 3.2 Governing Law. This Supplemental Indenture shall be governed by and deemed to be a contract under, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and for all purposes shall be construed in accordance with the laws of said State without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof.
Section 3.3 Ratification of Indenture; This Supplemental Indenture Part of Indenture. Except as expressly supplemented hereby, the Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed and all the terms, conditions, and provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect. This Supplemental Indenture shall form a part of the Indenture for all purposes, and every Holder of Notes heretofore or hereafter authenticated and delivered shall be bound hereby.
Section 3.4 Multiple Originals. The parties may sign any number of copies of this Supplemental Indenture. Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them shall represent the same agreement.
Section 3.5 Headings. The headings of the Articles and Sections of this Supplemental Indenture have been inserted for convenience of reference only, are not intended to be considered a part hereof and shall not modify or restrict any of the terms or provisions hereof.
Section 3.6 Trustee. The Trustee makes no representations or warranty as to the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture. The recitals and statements herein are deemed to be those of the Company and not of the Trustee.
Section 3.7 EACH OF THE COMPANY AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY
JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE INDENTURE, THE NOTES OR THE TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed as of the date first written above.
Ameren Illinois Company
/s/ Darryl T. Sagel
Name: Darryl T. Sagel
Title: Vice President and Treasurer
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.,
/s/ Karen Yu
Name: Karen Yu
Title: Vice President