Notwithstanding the above paragraph, if, on or prior to any Interest Determination Date during the Floating Rate Period, the Company (or one of its affiliates) determines that three-month LIBOR has been discontinued or is permanently no longer being published, the Company (or such affiliate) will use a substitute or successor base rate that it has determined, in its sole discretion after consulting any source it deems to be reasonable, is (a) the industry-accepted substitute or successor base rate or (b) if there is no such industry-accepted substitute or successor base rate, a substitute or successor base rate that is most comparable to three-month LIBOR. Upon selection of a substitute or successor base rate, the Company (or such affiliate) may determine, in its sole discretion after consulting any source it deems to be reasonable, the day count, the business day convention, the definition of business day, the interest determination date and any other relevant methodology or definition for calculating such substitute or successor base rate, including any adjustment factor it determines is needed to make such substitute or successor base rate comparable to three-month LIBOR, in a manner that is consistent with any industry-accepted practices for such substitute or successor base rate.
Upon request from any Noteholder, the Calculation Agent will provide the interest rate in effect on this Note for the current Interest Period during the Floating Rate Period and, if it has been determined, the interest rate to be in effect for the next Interest Period during the Floating Rate Period.
If an event of default (as defined in the Indenture) with respect to Notes of this series shall occur and be continuing, the principal of the Notes of this series may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.
Sections 12.02 and 12.03 of the Indenture containing provisions for defeasance apply to this Note. At any time the entire indebtedness of this Note may be defeased upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth in Section 12.04 of the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions permitting the Company and the Trustee, without the consent of the holders of the Securities, to establish, among other things, the form and terms of any series of Securities issuable thereunder by one or more supplemental indentures, and, with the consent of the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of Securities at the time outstanding which are affected thereby, to modify the Indenture or any supplemental indenture or the rights of the holders of Securities of such series to be affected, provided that no such modification will (i) extend the fixed maturity of any Securities, reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, reduce the principal amount thereof or the premium, if any, thereon, reduce the amount of the principal of Original Issue Discount Securities payable on any date, change the currency in which Securities are payable, or impair the right to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after the maturity thereof, without the consent of the holder of each Security so affected, or (ii) reduce the aforesaid percentage of Securities of any series the consent of the holders of which is required for any such modification without the consent of the holders of all Securities of such series then outstanding, or (iii) modify the rights, duties or immunities of the Trustee unless the Trustee agrees to such modification.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.