1.250% Notes due 2025
THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITARY. THIS SECURITY IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR SECURITIES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A PERSON OTHER THAN THE DEPOSITARY OR ITS NOMINEE ONLY IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS SECURITY (OTHER THAN A TRANSFER OF THIS SECURITY 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) MAY BE REGISTERED EXCEPT IN SUCH LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
UNLESS THIS SECURITY IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROCLEAR BANK S.A./N.V., AS OPERATOR OF THE EUROCLEAR SYSTEM (EUROCLEAR), AND CLEARSTREAM BANKING, S.A. (CLEARSTREAM AND, TOGETHER WITH EUROCLEAR, EUROCLEAR/CLEARSTREAM) TO THE ISSUER OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY SECURITY ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF USB NOMINEES (UK) LIMITED AS NOMINEE OF ELAVON FINANCIAL SERVICES DAC AS COMMON DEPOSITARY (THE DEPOSITARY) OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROCLEAR/CLEARSTREAM (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO USB NOMINEES (UK) LIMITED OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROCLEAR/CLEARSTREAM), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, USB NOMINEES (UK) LIMITED, HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
1.250% Note due 2025
|CUSIP: 291011 BH6|
|Issue Date: January 15, 2019||ISIN: XS1915689746|
|Common Code: 191568974|
Emerson Electric Co., a Missouri corporation (the Issuer), for value received, hereby promises to pay to USB Nominees (UK) Limited, as nominee of the common depositary for Euroclear and Clearstream, or registered assigns, the principal sum of 500,000,000, or such other principal sum as shall be set forth in the Schedule of Exchanges of Interests attached hereto, on October 15, 2025 (the Maturity Date), and to pay interest at 1.250% per annum annually in arrears on each October 15, commencing October 15, 2019 (each, an Interest Payment Date), with the interest computed on the basis of the actual number of days in the period for which interest is being calculated and the actual number of days from and including the last date on which interest was paid on the 2025 Notes (or January 15, 2019, if no interest has been paid on the 2025 Notes), to, but excluding, the next scheduled 2025 Interest Payment Date, which payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA) as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Market Association.
If an Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the related payment of interest or principal, as applicable, will be made on the next Business Day with the same force and effect as if it were made on the date the payment was due, and no interest will accrue on the amount so payable for the period from and after that Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date, as the case may be, to the date the payment is made. Interest payments will include accrued interest from and including the date of issue or from and including the last date in respect to which interest has been paid, as the case may be, to, but excluding, the Interest Payment Date or the Maturity Date, as the case may be.
Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof. Such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place.
This Note shall not be valid or become obligatory for any purpose until the certificate of authentication hereon shall have been signed by the Trustee under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof or the Authenticating Agent referred to herein.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Emerson Electric Co. has caused this instrument to be signed by facsimile by its duly authorized officers and has caused a facsimile of its corporate seal to be affixed hereunto or imprinted hereon.
|EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.|
|Title:||Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Title:||Vice President and Treasurer|
TRUSTEES CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities described in the within-mentioned Indenture.
|Dated: January 15, 2019||WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,|
|By ELAVON FINANCIAL SERVICES DAC, UK BRANCH, as Authenticating Agent appointed by the Trustee|
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
1.250% Notes due 2025
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of unsecured debentures, notes or other evidence of indebtedness of the Issuer (hereinafter called the Securities) of the series hereinafter specified, all issued or to be issued under and pursuant to an indenture dated as of December 10, 1998 (herein called the Original Indenture), duly executed and delivered by the Issuer to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (successor to The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York)), as trustee (herein called the Original Trustee), as supplemented by a First Supplemental Indenture dated as of January 15, 2019 (the First Supplemental Indenture and, together with the Original Indenture, the Indenture), among the Issuer, the Original Trustee and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as series trustee (herein called the Trustee), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Issuer and the holders of the Securities. The Securities may be issued in one or more series, which different series may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase or analogous funds (if any) and may otherwise vary as in the Indenture provided. This Note is one of a series designated as the 1.250% Notes due 2025 of the Issuer, limited in aggregate principal amount to 500,000,000 (herein called the Notes).
The Notes of this series are redeemable, in whole or from time to time in part, at the Issuers option, prior to the Par Call Date (as defined below), at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100 percent of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon (exclusive of interest accrued to that Redemption Date) discounted to that Redemption Date on an annual basis (ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)) at the applicable Comparable Government Bond Rate (as defined below) plus 25 basis points, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount being redeemed to that Redemption Date.
The Notes of this series are redeemable, in whole or from time to time in part, at the Issuers option, on or after the Par Call Date, at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount being redeemed to the applicable Redemption Date.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, installments of interest on the Notes which are due and payable on an Interest Payment Date falling on or prior to the relevant Redemption Date shall be payable to the holders of those Notes, registered as such at the close of business on the relevant record date according to their terms and the provisions of the Indenture.
Notice of any redemption will be mailed or otherwise transmitted in accordance with the applicable procedures of Euroclear or Clearstream to each Holder of the Notes not less than 30 days but not more than 60 days before the Redemption Date of the Notes being redeemed.
If less than all of the Notes of this series are to be redeemed, the Notes of this series to be redeemed shall be selected by the Paying Agent by a method the Paying Agent deems to be fair and appropriate or, in the event that the Notes are represented by one or more Global Notes, beneficial interests therein shall be selected for redemption by Clearstream and Euroclear in accordance with their respective applicable procedures therefor. If the Notes are listed on any national securities exchange, Euroclear or Clearstream will select Notes in compliance with the requirements of the principal national securities exchange on which the Notes are listed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if less than all of the Notes are to be redeemed, no Notes of a principal amount of 100,000 or less shall be redeemed in part.
Comparable Government Bond Rate means, with respect to any redemption date, the price, expressed as a percentage (rounded to three decimal places, with 0.0005 being rounded upwards), at which the gross redemption yield on this series of Notes to be redeemed, if they were to be purchased at such price on the third Business Day prior to the redemption date, would be equal to the gross redemption yield on such Business Bay of the Comparable Government Bond (as defined below) on the basis of the middle market price of the Comparable Government Bond prevailing at 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such Business Day as determined by an independent investment bank selected by the Issuer.
Comparable Government Bond means, in relation to any Comparable Government Bond Rate calculation, at the discretion of an independent investment bank selected by the Issuer, a German federal government bond whose maturity is closest to the maturity of the applicable series of Notes to be redeemed, or if such independent investment bank in its discretion determines that such similar bond is not in issue, such other German federal government bond as such independent investment bank may, with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in, German federal government bonds selected by the Issuer, determine to be appropriate for determining the Comparable Government Bond Rate.
Par Call Date means July 15, 2025.
If, as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated under the laws) or treaties of the United States (or any taxing authority in the United States), or any change in, or amendments to, an official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations, rulings or treaties, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective on or after the date of issuance of the Notes, the Issuer becomes or will become obligated to pay additional amounts as described under Section 2.07 of the First Supplemental Indenture with respect to the Notes, then the Issuer may at any time at its option redeem, in whole, but not in part, the outstanding Notes on not less than 15 nor more than 60 days prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of their principal amount, together with accrued and unpaid interest on those Notes to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption; provided such obligation cannot be avoided by its taking reasonable measures available to it, not including substitution of the obligor under the Notes.
Pursuant to Section 2.07 of the First Supplemental Indenture, the Issuer will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth in Section 2.07 of the First Supplemental Indenture, pay such additional amounts (Additional Amounts) as will result in the receipt by each beneficial owner of a Note that is not a United States person (as defined below) of such amounts, after withholding or deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed by the United States or a taxing authority in the United States (including any withholding or deduction with respect to the payment of such Additional Amounts) as would have been received had no such withholding or deduction been required.
As used herein, the term United States means the United States of America (including the states of the United States and the District of Columbia and any political subdivision thereof) and the term United States person means any individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States for U.S. federal income tax purposes, a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any state of the United States or the District of Columbia (other than a partnership that is not treated as a United States person under any applicable Treasury regulations), or any estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income taxation regardless of its source.
Whenever in the Indenture (including in this Note) there is referenced, in any context, the payment of amounts based on the payment of principal of, or premium, if any, or interest on, the Notes of this series, or any other amount payable thereunder or with respect thereto, such reference will be deemed to include the payment of Additional Amounts as described hereunder to the extent that, in such context, Additional Amounts are, were or would be payable in respect thereof.
The Indenture contains provisions for defeasance at any time of the entire Indebtedness of this Note or certain restrictive covenants and Events of Default with respect to this Note, in each case upon compliance with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture.
In case an Event of Default with respect to the Notes shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions permitting the Issuer and the Trustee, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding (as defined in the Indenture) of all series to be affected (voting as one class), evidenced as in the Indenture provided, to execute supplemental indentures adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of the Indenture or of any supplemental indenture or modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series; provided, however, that no such supplemental indenture shall (i) extend the final maturity of any Security, or reduce the principal amount thereof or any premium thereon, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of any interest thereon, or reduce any amount payable on redemption thereof or reduce the amount of the principal of an Original Issue Discount Security (as defined in the Indenture) payable upon acceleration thereof or the amount thereof provable in bankruptcy, or impair or affect the rights of any Holder to institute suit for the payment thereof, or, if the Securities provide therefor, any right of repayment at the option of the Holder, without the consent of the Holder of each Security so affected, or (ii) reduce the aforesaid percentage of Securities, the Holders of which are required to consent to any such supplemental indenture, without the consent of the Holder of each Security affected. It is also provided in the Indenture that, with respect to certain defaults or Events of Default regarding the Securities of any series, prior to any declaration accelerating the maturity of such Securities, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount Outstanding of the Securities of such series (or, in the case of certain defaults or Events of Default, all or certain series of the Securities) may on behalf of the Holders of all the Securities of such series (or all or certain series of the Securities, as the case may be) waive any such past default or Event of Default and its consequences. The preceding sentence shall not, however, apply to a default in the payment of the principal of or premium, if any, or interest on any of the Securities. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note (unless revoked as provided in the Indenture) shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders and owners of this Note and any Notes which may be issued in exchange or substitution herefor, irrespective of whether or not any notation thereof is made upon this Note or such other Notes.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Issuer, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and any premium and interest on this Note in the manner, at the respective times, at the rate and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.
No Global Note may be transferred except as a whole by the Depositary to a nominee of the Depositary. Subject to certain conditions, the Notes represented by the Global Note are exchangeable for certificated notes in definitive form of like tenor in minimum denominations of 100,000 principal amount and integral multiples of 1,000 in excess thereof if: (1) the Depositary provides notification that it is unwilling, unable or no longer qualified to continue as depositary for the Global Note and a successor is not appointed by the Issuer within 90 days; (2) the Issuer has been notified that both Clearstream and Euroclear have been closed for business for a continuous period of 14 days (other than by reason of holiday, statutory or otherwise) or have announced an intention permanently to cease business or have in fact done so and no successor clearing system is available, (3) the Issuer has or will become subject to adverse tax consequences which would not be suffered were the Notes represented by the Global Note in definitive form, or (4) an event of default entitling the Holders of the applicable Notes to accelerate the maturity thereof has occurred and is continuing. Upon the occurrence of any of the preceding events, the Issuer will notify the Trustee in writing that, upon surrender by the participants of their interest in such Global Note, Securities in definitive form will be issued to each Person that such participants and the Depositary identify as being the beneficial owner of the related Securities. Beneficial interests in Global Notes may be exchanged for Securities in definitive form of the same series upon request but only upon at least 30 days prior written notice given to the Trustee by or on behalf of the Depositary in accordance with customary procedures.
For purposes of the Notes, Business Day shall mean any day that is not a Saturday or Sunday and that is not a day on which banking institutions are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close in the City of New York or London and on which the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer system (the TARGET2 system), or any successor thereto, operates.
All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture. To the extent any provision of this Note conflicts with the express provisions of the Indenture, the provisions of the Indenture shall govern and be controlling.
The acceptance of this Note shall be deemed to constitute the consent and agreement of the Holder hereof to all of the terms and provisions of the Indenture. Terms used herein which are defined in the Indenture shall have the respective meanings assigned thereto in the Indenture.
THE INDENTURE AND THE NOTES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF.
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