Form of Global Note representing the Notes
THIS NOTE IS NOT A DEPOSIT OR OTHER OBLIGATION OF A DEPOSITORY INSTITUTION AND IS NOT SECURED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION OR BY ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITY.
UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (DTC), TO THE COMPANY 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 A BENEFICIAL INTEREST HEREIN.
THIS NOTE 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 NOTE MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO, OR REGISTERED OR EXCHANGED FOR NOTES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF, ANY PERSON OTHER THAN THE DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF AND NO SUCH TRANSFER MAY BE REGISTERED, EXCEPT IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE. EVERY NOTE AUTHENTICATED AND DELIVERED UPON REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER OF, OR IN EXCHANGE FOR OR IN LIEU OF, THIS NOTE SHALL BE A GLOBAL SECURITY SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING, EXCEPT IN SUCH LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
SECURITY REPRESENTING THE NOTES
[FACE OF NOTE]
|6.25% Subordinated Note due 2060||CUSIP 410120406|
|ISIN US 4101204067|
HANCOCK WHITNEY CORPORATION, a Mississippi corporation (the Company, which term includes any successor under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or its registered assigns, the amount set forth on the Schedule of Interests in the Global Security attached hereto on June 15, 2060.
|Interest Rate:||6.25% per annum|
|Interest Payment Dates:||March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15, commencing September 15, 2020|
|Regular Record Dates:||The March 1, June 1, September 1 or December 1 preceding each Interest Payment Date|
Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which will for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Note to be signed manually or by facsimile by its duly authorized officers.
Date: June 2, 2020
|HANCOCK WHITNEY CORPORATION|
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the 6.25% Subordinated Notes due 2060 referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.,
[REVERSE OF NOTE]
HANCOCK WHITNEY CORPORATION
6.25% Subordinated Note due 2060
Principal and Interest.
The Company promises to pay the principal of this Note on June 15, 2060.
The Company promises to pay interest on the principal amount of this Note on each Interest Payment Date, as set forth on the face of this Note, at the rate of 6.25% per annum.
Interest will be payable quarterly on each Interest Payment Date, commencing September 15, 2020, to the Holders of record of the Notes at the close of business on the Regular Record Date (whether or not a Business Day), as set forth on the face of this Note, immediately preceding each Interest Payment Date.
Interest on this Note will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for on this Note (or, if there is no existing default in the payment of interest and if this Note is authenticated between a Regular Record Date and the next Interest Payment Date, from such Interest Payment Date) or, if no interest has been paid or duly provided for, from June 2, 2020. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months.
Indenture and Subordination.
This Global Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the Notes) issued under the Indenture, dated as of March 9, 2015 (the Base Indenture), as supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture No. 1, dated as of June 2, 2020 (the Supplemental Indenture and the Base Indenture, as supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture, the Indenture), between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee. Capitalized terms used herein are used as defined in the Indenture unless otherwise indicated. The terms of the Notes include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act. The Notes are subject to all such terms, and Holders are referred to the Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act for a statement of all such terms. To the extent permitted by applicable law, in the event of any inconsistency between the terms of this Note and the terms of the Indenture, the terms of the Indenture will control.
The Indebtedness evidenced by the Notes is, to the extent and in the manner set forth in the Indenture subordinate and subject in right of payment to the prior payment in full of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on all Senior Indebtedness of the Company and each Holder of a Note, by accepting the same, agrees to and shall be bound by the provisions of the Indenture with respect thereto.
The Notes are general unsecured, subordinated obligations of the Company. The Notes will initially be limited to an original aggregate principal amount of $150,000,000, but additional Notes may be issued pursuant to the Indenture, and the originally issued Notes and any such additional Notes shall constitute a single series of Securities under the Indenture and the originally issued Notes and any such additional Notes shall vote together for all purposes as a single class.
Redemption; Discharge Prior to Redemption or Maturity.
On June 15, 2025 or on any Interest Payment Date thereafter, this Note will be redeemable, at the Companys option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time.
This Note will be redeemable, at the Companys option, in whole but not in part, before the Stated Maturity, at any time within 90 days following the occurrence of (i) a Regulatory Capital Treatment Event, (ii) a Tax Event, or (iii) the Company becoming required to register as an investment company pursuant to the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
Any redemption will be at a Redemption Price equal to 100% of the principal amount of this Note plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date, provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the payment of such accrued and unpaid interest paid as a part of the Redemption Price shall satisfy in full the obligation of the Company to pay accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes redeemed from and including the most recent Interest Payment Date on which all accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes was paid or provided for through, but excluding, the Redemption Date. No redemption of the Notes by the Company prior to the Stated Maturity shall be made without the prior approval of the Federal Reserve if such prior approval is or will be required at the scheduled Redemption Date in order for the Notes to qualify as Tier 2 Capital of the Company under the rules and guidelines of the Federal Reserve, as determined in good faith by the Company.
Notice of any redemption will be mailed or transmitted at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each Holder of the Notes to be redeemed at its registered address. Unless the Company defaults in payment of the Redemption Price on the Notes, on and after the Redemption Date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or portions called for redemption.
The Company has no obligation to redeem or purchase any Notes pursuant to any sinking fund or at the option of the Holders.
The Notes may be defeased by the Company, pursuant to Section 13.02 of the Indenture, provided the Company irrevocably deposits with the Trustee money or U.S. Government Securities sufficient to pay the then Outstanding principal of and accrued interest on the Notes to redemption or maturity and the Company may in certain circumstances be discharged from the Indenture and the Notes.
Registered Form; Denominations; Transfer; Exchange.
The Notes are in registered form without coupons in denominations of $25 principal amount and any multiple of $25 in excess thereof. A Holder may register the transfer or exchange of Notes in accordance with the Indenture. The Company or Security Registrar may require a Holder to furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents and to pay any taxes and fees required by law or permitted by the Indenture. Pursuant to the Indenture, there are certain periods during which the Company will not be required to issue, register the transfer of or exchange any Note or certain portions of a Note.
Defaults and Remedies.
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 immediately, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture provides that in the event of a Default in the payment of interest or principal or the performance of any covenant or agreement in the Notes or the Indenture (each of which is defined in the Indenture to be a Default), the Trustee may, subject to certain limitations and conditions, seek to enforce payment of such interest or principal or the performance of such covenant agreement. There will be no right of acceleration in the case of a Default.
Amendment and Waiver.
Subject to certain exceptions, the Indenture and the Notes may be amended, or default may be waived, with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Notes. Without notice to or the consent of any Holder, the Company and the Trustee may amend or supplement the Indenture or the Notes to, among other things, cure any ambiguity, or to correct or supplement any provision therein which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provision therein.
This Note is not valid until the Trustee signs the certificate of authentication on the other side of this Note.
Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder or an assignee, such as: TEN COM(= tenants in common), TEN ENT(= tenants by the entireties), JT TEN(= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (= Custodian) and U/G/M/ Al (=Uniform Gifts to Minors Act).
The Company will furnish a copy of the Indenture to any Holder upon written request and without charge.
To assign this Note, fill in the form below and have your signature guaranteed:
I or we assign and transfer this Note to:
|(Print or type name, address and zip code and social security or tax ID number of assignee)|
|and irrevocably appoint agent to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.|
|(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note)|
(Signature must be guaranteed by a participant in a recognized Signature Guarantee Medallion Program or other signature guarantor program reasonably acceptable to the Trustee)
SCHEDULE OF INTERESTS IN THE GLOBAL SECURITY
The initial principal amount of this Global Security is $150,000,000 (ONE HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS). The following increases or decreases in this Global Security have been made:
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