Form of 2.375% Senior Notes due 2025
CUSIP No. 316773CY4
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 THEREOF. THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A SECURITY REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS SECURITY IN WHOLE OR IN PART MAY BE REGISTERED, IN THE NAME OF ANY PERSON OTHER THAN SUCH DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF, EXCEPT IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE.
BY ITS ACQUISITION AND HOLDING OF THIS NOTE, THE HOLDER HEREOF (OR ANY INTEREST THEREIN) SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND WARRANTED THAT IT IS NOT, AND IS NOT ACTING ON BEHALF OF, AND NO PORTION OF THE ASSETS USED BY SUCH HOLDER TO ACQUIRE OR HOLD THIS NOTE CONSTITUTES THE ASSETS OF AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN THAT IS SUBJECT TO TITLE I OF THE U.S. EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974, AS AMENDED (ERISA), OF A PLAN, INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT THAT IS SUBJECT TO SECTION 4975 OF THE U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED (THE CODE) (EACH A PLAN) OR PROVISIONS UNDER ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, NON-U.S. OR OTHER LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT ARE SIMILAR TO SECTION 406 OF ERISA OR SECTION 4975 OF THE CODE (SIMILAR LAWS), OR OF AN ENTITY WHOSE UNDERLYING ASSETS ARE CONSIDERED TO INCLUDE PLAN ASSETS OF ANY SUCH PLAN, ACCOUNT OR ARRANGEMENT (ALSO A PLAN), OR (2) THE ACQUISITION AND HOLDING OF THIS NOTE WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A NON-EXEMPT PROHIBITED TRANSACTION UNDER SECTION 406 OF ERISA OR SECTION 4975 OF THE CODE OR A SIMILAR VIOLATION UNDER ANY APPLICABLE SIMILAR LAWS.
ADDITIONALLY, BY ITS ACQUISITION OF THIS NOTE IN THE INITIAL OFFERING, A HOLDER HEREOF THAT IS A PLAN (THE PLAN FIDUCIARY) SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND WARRANTED AT ALL TIMES NEITHER FIFTH THIRD BANCORP, THE UNDERWRITERS, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES HAS PROVIDED OR WILL PROVIDE IMPARTIAL INVESTMENT ADVICE OR GIVE ADVICE IN A FIDUCIARY CAPACITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PURCHASER OR TRANSFEREES DECISION TO ACQUIRE, HOLD, SELL, EXCHANGE, VOTE OR PROVIDE ANY CONSENT WITH RESPECT TO THE NOTES BY THE ERISA PLANS FIDUCIARY (WITHIN THE MEANING OF ERISA OR THE CODE).
UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (DTC), TO FIFTH THIRD BANCORP 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 DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE
& CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), 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.
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP
2.375% Senior Notes due 2025
THIS SECURITY IS NOT A DEPOSIT AND IS NOT INSURED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, THE DEPOSIT INSURANCE FUND OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY, NOR IS IT AN OBLIGATION OF, OR GUARANTEED BY, A BANK.
Fifth Third Bancorp, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of Ohio (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 Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on January 28, 2025 (the Maturity Date), and to pay interest thereon from October 28, 2019 (the Original Issue Date) or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semi-annually on January 28 and July 28 each year, commencing January 28, 2020, at the rate of 2.375% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment, provided that any principal and premium, and any such installment of interest, which is overdue shall bear interest at the rate of 2.375% per annum (to the extent that the payment of such interest shall be legally enforceable), from the dates such amounts are due until they are paid or made available for payment, and such interest shall be payable on demand. 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 January 13 or July 13 (whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, next preceding such Interest Payment Date. Business Day means any day that is not a Saturday or Sunday, and that is not a day on which banking institutions in the City of New York are authorized or obligated by law, regulation or executive order to close. 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 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 said Indenture.
Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency of the Company maintained for that purpose in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of
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public and private debts; provided, however, that at the option of the Company payment of interest may be made by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Security Register. The Company shall make, or cause the Paying Agent to make, all payments of principal and interest on Global Securities in immediately available funds to the Depositary or its nominee, in accordance with Applicable Procedures.
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.
Dated: October 28, 2019
|FIFTH THIRD BANCORP|
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
|Name: H. Samuel Lind|
Title: Senior Vice President,
Associate General Counsel
and Assistant Secretary
[Signature Page to Note]
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CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the Indenture referred to hereinafter.
Dated: October 28, 2019
|WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee|
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[Reverse of Security]
This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the Securities or Notes), issued and to be issued in one or more series under an Indenture, dated as of April 30, 2008 (herein called the Base Indenture, which term shall have the meaning assigned to it in such instrument), between the Company and Wilmington Trust Company, as Trustee (herein called the Trustee, which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture) as supplemented by a Ninth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2019, between the Company and the Trustee (herein called the Ninth Supplemental Indenture and together with the Base Indenture, the Indenture), and reference is hereby made to the Indenture 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. The Company may, without notice to or the consent of any Holder, issue additional Securities having the same ranking, interest rate, maturity and other terms as the Securities of this series except for the issue date, the issue price and the initial Interest Payment Date, provided that if such additional Securities are not fungible with this Security for U.S. federal income tax purposes, such additional Securities will be issued with a separate CUSIP number. Any such additional Securities may be considered to be part of this series of Securities. The Company may, without notice to or the consent of any Holder, issue or incur Senior Indebtedness.
The Indenture contains provisions for defeasance at any time of the entire indebtedness of this Security or certain restrictive covenants and Events of Default with respect to this Security, in each case upon compliance with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture.
If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of this series shall occur and be continuing, the principal of the Securities of this series may be declared due and payable (or will automatically become due and payable, without declaration or any other action on the part of the Trustee or any Holder) in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.
The Securities will be redeemable at the Companys option, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time, on or after April 25, 2020, and prior to the Applicable Par Call Date (as defined below), in each case at a redemption price, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date, equal to the greater of:
100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Securities being redeemed on that redemption date; and
the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Securities being redeemed that would be due if the Securities to be redeemed matured on the Applicable Par Call Date (not including any portion of such payments of interest accrued to the redemption date) discounted to the redemption date on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the applicable Treasury Rate plus the Applicable Spread for the Securities to be redeemed. The Trustee (including in its capacity as Paying Agent), shall have no responsibility to calculate any amounts in this bullet point and shall be entitled to conclusively rely upon calculation thereof as provided by the Company to the Trustee and Paying Agent.
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Applicable Par Call Date means December 29, 2024.
Applicable Spread means fifteen (15) basis points.
Comparable Treasury Issue means the United States Treasury security selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Securities to be redeemed (assuming the Securities matured on the Applicable Par Call Date) that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to such remaining term.
Comparable Treasury Price means, with respect to any redemption date for Securities to be redeemed, (A) if the Independent Investment Banker obtains four or more applicable Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations after excluding the highest and lowest of such applicable Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations or (B) if the Independent Investment Banker obtains fewer than four applicable Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations.
Independent Investment Banker means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers appointed by the Company to act as the Independent Investment Banker.
Reference Treasury Dealers mean, with respect to the Securities offered hereby, (A) RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (or their respective affiliates which are Primary Treasury Dealers (as defined below)), and their respective successors; provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a primary U.S. Government securities dealer in the United States (a Primary Treasury Dealer), the Company will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer; and (B) any other Primary Treasury Dealer(s) selected by us.
Reference Treasury Dealer Quotation means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date for Securities to be redeemed, the average, as determined by the Independent Investment Banker, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue for the Securities to be redeemed on such redemption date (expressed in each case as a percentage of its aggregate principal amount) quoted in writing to the Independent Investment Banker by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the third business day preceding such redemption date. As used in the preceding sentence, business day means any day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banking institutions in The City of New York are not authorized or obligated by law or executive order to remain closed.
Treasury Rate means, with respect to any redemption date applicable to the Securities, the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity of the Comparable Treasury Issue for the Securities to be redeemed on such redemption date, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its aggregate principal amount) equal to the applicable Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date.
On and after the Applicable Par Call Date, the Securities will be redeemable, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at the Companys option at a redemption price
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equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Securities being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date.
Installments of interest whose Stated Maturity is on or prior to the Redemption Date will be payable to the Holder of this Security, or one more Predecessor Securities, of record at the close of business on the relevant Record Date, all as provided in the Indenture.
Notice of redemption will be given by first class mail to Holders of Securities, not less than 10 nor more than 60 days prior to the redemption date, all as provided in the Ninth Supplemental Indenture.
This Security may be redeemed in part only in minimum denominations of $2,000 or any integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. In the event of redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities for the unredeemed portion hereof shall be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.
The Indenture 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 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 herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security. Notwithstanding the foregoing, without the consent of any Holder of Securities, the Company and the Trustee may amend or supplement the Indenture or the Securities to conform to the terms of the Indenture and the Securities to the description of the Securities in the prospectus supplement dated October 23, 2019 relating to the offering of the Securities.
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 premium or interest hereon on or after the respective due dates expressed herein.
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
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unconditional, to pay the principal of and any premium and interest on this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.
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 his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new 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 of this series are issuable only in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 or any integral multiples 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 made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.
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 be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
All terms used in this Security which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.
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