(b) In case the Company shall desire to exercise such right to redeem all or, as the case may be, a portion of the Securities in accordance with Section 1.01(a) above, the Company shall (with a copy provided to the Trustee), or shall cause the Trustee to, give notice of such redemption to holders of the Securities to be redeemed by mailing, first class postage prepaid, a notice of such redemption not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days before the date fixed for redemption to such holders at their last addresses as they shall appear upon the Security Register. Any notice that is mailed in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the registered holder received the notice. In any case, failure duly to give such notice to the holder of any Security designated for redemption in whole or in part, or any defect in the notice, shall not affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other Security. Any notice of redemption with respect to the Securities may, at the Companys discretion, be conditioned on the satisfaction of one or more conditions precedent.
(c) As used herein:
Capital Stock shall mean, with respect to any Person, any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated, whether voting or non-voting) of, or interests in (however designated), the equity of such Person which is outstanding or issued on or after the date of the Indenture, including, without limitation, all Common Stock and Preferred Stock and partnership and joint venture interests of such Person.
Common Stock means, with respect to any Person, any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated, whether voting or non-voting) of common stock of such Person which is outstanding or issued on or after the date of the Indenture, including, without limitation, all series and classes of such common stock.
Comparable Treasury Issue means, with respect to the Securities to be redeemed, the U.S. Treasury security selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having a maturity most nearly equal to the period from the redemption date to September 1, 2024, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities; provided that if such period is less than one year, then the U.S. Treasury security having a maturity of one year shall be used.
Comparable Treasury Price means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date, after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if the Company obtains fewer than four such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations obtained.
Disqualified Capital Stock means that portion of any Capital Stock that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the happening of any event (other than an event which would constitute a Change of Control), matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is redeemable at the sole option of the holder thereof (except, in each case, upon the occurrence of a Change of Control) on or prior to the date 91 days after the final maturity date of the Securities.
Equity Interests means Capital Stock and all warrants, options or other rights to acquire Capital Stock (but excluding any debt security that is convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock).
Equity Offering means a public or private sale of Equity Interests of the Company (other than Disqualified Capital Stock and other than to a subsidiary of the Company) by the Company.
Independent Investment Banker means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers appointed by the Company.
Person has the meaning set forth in Section 1.03.
Preferred Stock is defined to mean, with respect to any Person, any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated, whether voting or non-voting) of preferred or preference stock of such Person which is outstanding or issued on or after the date of the Indenture.
Reference Treasury Dealer means each of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and its respective successors and up to three other primary U.S. government securities dealers in the U.S. (each a Primary Treasury Dealer) specified from time to time by the Company, except that if any of the foregoing ceases to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, the Company is required to designate as a substitute another nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a Primary Treasury Dealer.
Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by the Company, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to the Company by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.