13. No Fiduciary Duty. The Company acknowledges and agrees that in connection with this offering, sale of the Securities or any other services the Underwriters may be deemed to be providing hereunder, notwithstanding any preexisting relationship, advisory or otherwise, between the parties or any oral representations or assurances previously or subsequently made by the Underwriters:
(i) no fiduciary or agency relationships between the Company and any other person, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other, exist; (ii) the Underwriters are not acting as advisors, expert or otherwise, to the Company, including, without limitation, with respect to the determination of the public offering price of the Securities, and such relationship between the Company on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other, is entirely and solely commercial, based on arms-length negotiations; (iii) any duties and obligations that the Underwriters may have to the Company shall be limited to those duties and obligations specifically stated herein; and (iv) the Underwriters and their respective affiliates may have interests that differ from those of the Company. The Company hereby waives any claims that the Company may have against the Underwriters with respect to any breach of fiduciary duty in connection with this offering.
14. Notices, Etc. All statements, requests, notices and agreements hereunder shall be in writing, and:
(a) if to the Underwriters, shall be delivered or sent by mail or facsimile transmission to the Representatives at BofA Securities, Inc., 1540 Broadway, NY8-540-26-02, New York, NY 10036, Attention: High Grade Transaction Management/Legal, Facsimile: (212)  ###-###-####, Email: ***@***, CIBC World Markets Corp., 300 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, Attention: Execution Management, New York, NY 10017, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Fixed Income Syndicate, with a copy to Shearman & Sterling LLP, 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021, Attention: Lisa L. Jacobs (Fax: (646)  ###-###-####); or
(b) if to the Company, shall be delivered or sent by mail or facsimile transmission to the address of the Company set forth in the Registration Statement, Attention: General Counsel (Fax: (972)  ###-###-####).
Any such statements, requests, notices or agreements shall take effect at the time of receipt thereof. The Company shall be entitled to act and rely upon any request, consent, notice or agreement given or made on behalf of the Underwriters by the Representatives.
15. Persons Entitled to Benefit of Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Underwriters, the Company, any controlling person referred to herein, the other indemnitees referred to herein and their respective successors and assigns, all as and to the extent provided in this Agreement, and no other person shall acquire or have any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained herein. The term successors and assigns shall not include a purchaser of Securities from any Underwriter merely because of such purchase.
16. Survival. The respective indemnities, representations, warranties and agreements of the Company and the Underwriters contained in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of them, respectively, pursuant to this Agreement, shall survive the delivery of and payment for the Securities and shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of any of them or any person controlling any of them.