provided that if any amendment or proposal would adversely affect only the Corporate Units, only the Treasury Units or only the Cash Settled Units, then only the affected voting group of holders will be entitled to vote on such amendment or proposal, and such amendment or proposal will not be effective except with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority of such voting group or, if referred to in the immediately preceding eight bullets above, all of the holders of such voting group.
We will be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose of determining the holders of outstanding Equity Units entitled to give or take any demand, direction, consent or other action under the Equity Units, in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the purchase contract and pledge agreement. In certain circumstances, the purchase contract agent also will be entitled to set a record date for action by holders. If such a record date is set for any action to be taken by holders of particular Equity Units, such action may be taken only by persons who are holders of such Equity Units at the close of business on the record date.
No Consent to Assumption; Agreement by Purchasers
Each holder of a Corporate Unit, a Treasury Unit or a Cash Settled Unit is deemed under the terms of the purchase contract and pledge agreement, by the purchase of such Corporate Unit, Treasury Unit or Cash Settled Unit, to have expressly withheld any consent to the assumption (i.e., affirmance) of the related purchase contracts by us, our receiver, liquidator or trustee in the event that we become the subject of a case under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or other similar state or federal law providing for reorganization or liquidation.
Consolidation, Merger and Conveyance of Assets as an Entirety
We will agree not to merge or consolidate with any other person or sell or convey all or substantially all of our assets to any person unless (i) either we are the continuing entity, or the successor entity (if other than us) is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America or a State thereof or the District of Columbia and such corporation expressly assumes all of our responsibilities and liabilities under the purchase contracts, the Corporate Units, the Treasury Units, the Cash Settled Units, the purchase contract and pledge agreement and the remarketing agreement (if any) by one or more supplemental agreements in form satisfactory to the purchase contract agent and the collateral agent, executed and delivered to the purchase contract agent and the collateral agent by such corporation, and (ii) we or such successor corporation, as the case may be, will not, immediately after such merger or consolidation, or such sale or conveyance, be in default in the performance of any of its obligations or covenants under such agreements.
In case of any such consolidation, merger, sale or conveyance, and upon any such assumption by the successor corporation, such successor corporation shall succeed to and be substituted for us, with the same effect as if it had been named in the purchase contracts, the Corporate Units, the Treasury Units, the Cash Settled Units, the purchase contract and pledge agreement and the remarketing agreement (if any) as us and (other than in the case of a lease) we shall be relieved of any further obligation under the purchase contracts, the Corporate Units, the Treasury Units, the Cash Settled Units, the purchase contract and pledge agreement and the remarketing agreement (if any).
We, the purchase contract agent and the collateral agent may treat the registered owner of any Corporate Units, Treasury Units or Cash Settled Units as the absolute owner of the Corporate Units, Treasury Units or Cash Settled Units for the purpose of making payment (subject to the record date provisions described above), settling the related purchase contracts and for all other purposes.
Replacement of Equity Unit Certificates
In the event that physical certificates have been issued, any mutilated Corporate Unit, Treasury Unit or Cash Settled Unit certificate will be replaced by us at the expense of the holder upon surrender of the certificate to the purchase contract agent. Corporate Unit, Treasury Unit or Cash Settled Unit certificates that become destroyed, lost or stolen will be replaced by us at the expense of the holder upon delivery to us and the purchase contract agent of evidence of their destruction, loss or theft satisfactory to us and the purchase contract agent. In the case of a destroyed, lost or stolen Corporate Unit, Treasury Unit or Cash Settled Unit certificate, an indemnity or security satisfactory to the purchase contract agent and us may be required at the expense of the holder before a replacement certificate will be issued.