(o) Subsequent to the execution and delivery of this Agreement, if any debt securities of the Partnership or EPO are rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, as that term is defined in Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act, (i) no downgrading shall have occurred in the rating accorded such debt securities (including the Securities) and (ii) no such organization shall have publicly announced that it has under surveillance or review, with possible negative implications, its rating of any securities of any of the Partnership Entities.
(p) EPO, the Partnership and the Trustee shall have executed and delivered the Securities and the Thirty-Third Supplemental Indenture.
(q) EPO and the Partnership shall have furnished to the Underwriters certificates, dated the date hereof and the Delivery Date, of the President and Chief Financial Officer of EPOGP and the General Partner, substantially to the effect set forth in Exhibit C hereto.
All such opinions, certificates, letters and documents mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters and to counsel for the Underwriters.
8. Indemnification and Contribution.
(a) Each of the Enterprise Parties, jointly and severally, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, the directors, officers, employees and agents of any Underwriter, affiliates of any Underwriter who have, or who are alleged to have, participated in the distribution of the Securities as underwriters, and each person who controls any Underwriter or any such affiliate within the meaning of either the Securities Act or the Exchange Act from and against any and all losses, claims, damages or liabilities, joint or several, to which that Underwriter, director, officer, employee, agent, affiliate or controlling person may become subject under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or other Federal or state statutory law or regulation, at common law or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or in any amendment or supplement thereto, or (ii) the omission or the alleged omission to state in the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or in any amendment or supplement thereto any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; and agrees to reimburse each such indemnified party, as incurred, for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by them in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action; provided, however, that the Enterprise Parties will not be liable in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage or liability arises out of or is based upon any such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made therein in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Enterprise Parties by the Underwriters through the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein, which information consists solely of the information specified in Section 8(b). This indemnity agreement will be in addition to any liability which the Enterprise Parties may otherwise have.