Form of 4.375% Senior Note due 2032
UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (THE DEPOSITARY), TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITARY, ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.
UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR THE INDIVIDUAL SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY TO THE DEPOSITARY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY OR BY THE DEPOSITARY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITARY.
COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY
4.375% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2032
CUSIP: 201723 AR4
COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called the Company, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or registered assigns, the principal sum of THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS ($300,000,000.00) on March 15, 2032, and to pay interest thereon from January 28, 2022, or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semi-annually on March 15th and September 15th in each year (each, an Interest Payment Date), commencing on September 15, 2022, at the rate of 4.375% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the March 1st or September 1st (whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, next preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than ten (10) days prior to such Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in the Indenture.
Payment of the principal of (and premium if any) and any such interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency of the Company maintained for that purpose in New York, New York, in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts.
Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Security set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.
Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed as of the date set forth below.
Dated: January 28, 2022
|COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY|
|By:||/s/ Paul J. Lawrence|
|Name: Paul J. Lawrence|
|Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
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Trustees Certificate of Authentication
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
|U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee|
|By:||/s/ Alejandro Hoyos|
|Name: Alejandro Hoyos|
|Title: Vice President|
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This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of the Company (hereinafter called the Securities), issued and to be issued in one or more series under an Indenture dated as of May 6, 2013 (the Base Indenture), as supplemented by the Sixth Supplemental Indenture dated as of January 28, 2022 (the Sixth Supplemental Indenture and together with the Base Indenture and any applicable subsequent amendments or supplements, collectively herein called the Indenture; all capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (herein called the Trustee, which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities and of the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. This Security is one of the series designated on the face hereof, which series is unlimited in amount. After giving effect to the issuance of Securities of such series on the date of the Sixth Supplemental Indenture, $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Securities of such series were issued and outstanding.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, and any premium and any interest on, this Security at the place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.
(a) At any time and from time to time, prior to March 15, 2027, the Securities may be redeemed in whole or in part at the sole election of the Company, at a Redemption Price equal to 100.000% of the principal amount thereof (the No Call Redemption Price) plus the Applicable Premium as of, and accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but not including, the relevant Redemption Date (subject to the right of Holders of record on the relevant Regular Record Date to receive interest due on the relevant Interest Payment Date falling prior to or on the Redemption Date pursuant to Section 307 of the Indenture).
(b) At any time and from time to time, prior to March 15, 2025, up to 40% in aggregate principal amount of the Securities may be redeemed, at the sole election of the Company, at a Redemption Price equal to 104.375% of the principal amount thereof (the Equity Redemption Price), plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but not including, the relevant Redemption Date (subject to the right of Holders of record on the relevant Regular Record Date to receive interest due on the relevant Interest Payment Date falling prior to or on the Redemption Date pursuant to Section 307 of the Indenture), with the net cash proceeds of one or more Equity Offerings; provided that (1) immediately after the occurrence of such redemption, to at least 60% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes originally issued under the Sixth Supplemental Indenture (excluding Securities held by the Company or its Subsidiaries) remain outstanding, and (2) such redemption occurs within ninety (90) days of the date of the closing of such Equity Offering.
(c) Except pursuant to clauses (a) or (b) of this Section 2, the Securities will not be redeemable at the Companys option prior to March 15, 2027.
(d) At any time and from time to time, on or after March 15, 2027, the Securities may be redeemed in whole or in part, at the sole election of the Company, at the applicable Redemption Price set forth below (each such applicable Redemption Price being the Call Period Redemption Price). The Securities will be so redeemable at the following Call Period Redemption Prices (expressed as a percentage of the principal amount of the Securities), plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but not including, the relevant Redemption Date (subject to the right of Holders of record on the relevant Regular Record Date to receive interest due on the relevant Interest Payment Date falling prior to or on the Redemption Date pursuant to Section 307 of the Indenture), if redeemed during the twelve (12) month period beginning on March 15 of the years set forth below:
2030 and thereafter
Notice of any redemption shall be mailed at least ten (10) days but not more than sixty (60) days prior to the Redemption Date to each Holder of the Securities to be redeemed at its registered address, except that redemption notices may be sent more than sixty (60) days prior to a Redemption Date if such notice is issued in connection with a defeasance of the Notes or a satisfaction and discharge of the Sixth Supplemental Indenture. In the event of redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities of this series and of like tenor for the unredeemed portion hereof will be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon cancellation hereof.
3. Change of Control Offer.
Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event, unless the Company has exercised its option to redeem the Securities as described above, the Company will be required to make a Change of Control Offer to each Holder of the Securities to repurchase all or any part (equal to $2,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof) of that Holders Securities. In the Change of Control Offer, the Company will be required to offer a Change of Control Payment in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of Securities repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, on the Securities repurchased to the date of repurchase. Within thirty (30) days following any Change of Control Triggering Event or, at the Companys option, prior to any Change of Control, but after public announcement of the transaction that constitutes or may constitute the Change of Control, a notice will be mailed to the Holders of the Securities describing the transaction that constitutes or may constitute the Change of Control Triggering Event and offering to repurchase the Securities on the Change of Control Payment Date specified in the notice, which date will be no earlier than thirty (30) days and no later than sixty (60) days from the date such notice is mailed. The notice will, if mailed prior to the date of consummation of the Change of Control, state that the offer to purchase is conditioned on the Change of Control Triggering Event occurring on or prior to the Change of Control Payment Date.
The terms of the Securities include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa-77bbbb), as in effect on the date of the Indenture (the TIA). The Securities are subject to all such terms, and Holders are referred to the Indenture and the TIA for a statement of those terms. The Securities issued under the Indenture are senior unsecured obligations of the Company and rank equally in right of payment with all of the Companys existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness.
5. Paying Agent and Security Registrar.
The Company shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where the Securities may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange and an office or agency where the Securities may be presented for payment or for exchange. The Company has initially appointed the Trustee, U.S. Bank National Association, as its Paying Agent and Security Registrar. The Company reserves the right at any time to vary or terminate the appointment of any Paying Agent or Security Registrar, to appoint additional or other Paying Agents or other Security Registrars and to approve any change in the office through which any Paying Agent or Security Registrar acts.
If an Event of Default with respect to the Securities shall occur and be continuing, the principal of the Securities may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.
7. Sinking Fund.
The Securities will not be subject to any sinking fund.
8. Denominations; Transfer; Exchange.
As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the Security Register, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company in any place where the principal of and any premium and interest on this Security are payable, duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar duly executed by, the Holder hereof or such Holders attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more Securities of this series and of like tenor, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.
The Securities are issuable only in fully registered form without coupons in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, Securities of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of this series and of like tenor of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.
No service charge shall be assessed against the Holder for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require from the Holder payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.
9. Persons Deemed Owners.
Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security is overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
10. Amendment; Supplement; Waiver.
The Company, together with the Trustee, may modify the Indenture or the Securities, without the consent of the Holders of any Outstanding Securities, for certain specified purposes, including, among other things, adding to the Companys covenants or events of default, securing the Securities, appointing a substitute trustee, curing ambiguities, defects or inconsistencies, maintaining the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act, as amended, providing for the assumption by a successor to the Company of its obligations under the Indenture and making any change that does not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Securities of any series in any material respect.
The Indenture also permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of the Company and the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each series to be affected under the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding of each series to be affected. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities of such series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange hereof or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.
11. No Personal Liability of Directors, Officers, Employees and Stockholders.
No past, present or future director, officer, employee, incorporator, agent, member or stockholder or Affiliate of the Company, as such, shall have any liability for any obligations of the Company under the Securities of this series, under the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder of Securities of this series by accepting a Security of this series waives and releases all such liabilities. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Securities of this series.
12. Trustee Dealings with the Company.
Subject to certain limitations imposed by the Trust Indenture Act, the Trustee, in its individual or any other capacity, may make loans to, accept deposits from and perform services for the Company or its Affiliates, as if it were not the Trustee.
13. Discharge and Defeasance.
The Companys obligations pursuant to the Indenture with respect to Securities of this series will be discharged, except for obligations pursuant to certain sections thereof, subject to the terms of the Indenture, upon the payment of all the Securities of this series or upon the irrevocable deposit with the Trustee of United States dollars or U.S. Government Obligations sufficient to pay when due principal of and interest on the Securities of this series to maturity or redemption.
The Indenture contains provisions for defeasance at any time of (a) the entire indebtedness of the Company on this Security and (b) certain restrictive covenants and the related Events of Default upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth therein, which provisions apply to this Security.
This Security shall not be valid until the Trustee signs the certificate of authentication on the other side of this Security.
Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder or an assignee, such as: TEN COM (= tenants in common), TENANT (= tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (= Custodian) and U/G/M/A/ (= Uniform Gifts to Minors Act).
As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, the Holder of this Security shall not have the right to institute any proceeding with respect to the Indenture or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee or for any other remedy thereunder, unless such Holder shall have previously given the Trustee written notice of a continuing Event of Default with respect to the Securities of this series, the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Securities of this series at the time Outstanding shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default as Trustee and offered the Trustee reasonable indemnity and the Trustee shall not have received from the Holders of a majority in principal amount of Securities of this series at the time Outstanding a direction inconsistent with such request, and shall have failed to institute any such proceeding, for 60 days after receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity. The foregoing shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Holder of this Security for the enforcement of any payment of principal hereof or any interest hereof on or after the respective due dates expressed herein.
17. Governing Law.
THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF.
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