EX-4.3 4 exhibit43-secondsupple.htm SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE 2026 NOTES Document
SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
The Second Supplemental Indenture (this “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of February 25, 2020 among each of the Subsidiary Guarantors listed on the signature pages hereto (each, a “Guaranteeing Subsidiary”), each a subsidiary of Hilton Domestic Operating Company Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”), and Wilmington Trust, National Association, a national banking association, as trustee (the “Trustee”).
W I T N E S S E T H
WHEREAS, the Issuer has heretofore executed and delivered to the Trustee an Indenture, dated as of April 13, 2018 (as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 8, 2019, the “Indenture”) providing for the issuance of an unlimited aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”);
WHEREAS, the Indenture provides that under certain circumstances each Guaranteeing Subsidiary shall execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture pursuant to which such Guaranteeing Subsidiaries shall unconditionally guarantee all of the Issuer’s Obligations under the Notes and the Indenture on the terms and conditions set forth herein and under the Indenture (the “Guarantee”); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9.01 of the Indenture, the Trustee is authorized to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture without the consent of the Holders.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties mutually covenant and agree for the equal and ratable benefit of the Holders as follows:
(1)Capitalized Terms. Capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.
(2)Agreement to Guarantee. Each Guaranteeing Subsidiary acknowledges that it has received and reviewed a copy of the Indenture and all other documents it deems necessary to review in order to enter into this Supplemental Indenture, and acknowledges and agrees to (i) join and become a party to the Indenture as indicated by its signature below; (ii) be bound by the Indenture, as of the date hereof, as if made by, and with respect to, each signatory hereto; and (iii) perform all obligations and duties required of a Guarantor pursuant to the Indenture. Each Guaranteeing Subsidiary hereby agrees to provide an unconditional Guarantee on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Indenture, including, but not limited to, Article 10 thereof.
(3)Notices. All notices or other communications to each Guaranteeing Subsidiary shall be given as provided in Section 12.02 of the Indenture.
(4)Execution and Delivery. Each Guaranteeing Subsidiary agrees that the Guarantee shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the absence of the endorsement of any notation of such Guarantee on the Notes.
(5)Ratification of Indenture; Supplemental Indentures Part of Indenture. Except as expressly amended hereby, the Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed and all the terms, conditions and provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect. This Supplemental Indenture shall
form a part of the Indenture for all purposes, and every holder of Notes heretofore or hereafter authenticated and delivered shall be bound hereby.
(6)No Recourse Against Others. No past, present or future director, officer, employee, incorporator, or direct or indirect member, partner or stockholder of Parent, the Issuer or each Guaranteeing Subsidiary shall have any liability for any obligations of Parent, the Issuer or the Guarantors, including each Guaranteeing Subsidiary (other than in their capacity as Issuer or Guarantor), under the Notes, any Guarantees, the Indenture or this Supplemental Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting Notes waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Notes.
(7)Governing Law. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, AND ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY OR DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, WILL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
(8)Counterparts. The parties may sign any number of copies of this Supplemental Indenture. Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them together represent the same agreement. This Supplemental Indenture may be executed in multiple counterparts which, when taken together, shall constitute one instrument. The exchange of copies of this Supplemental Indenture and of signature pages by facsimile or PDF transmissions shall constitute effective execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture as to the parties hereto and may be used in lieu of the original Supplemental Indenture for all purposes. Signatures of the parties hereto transmitted by facsimile or PDF shall be deemed to be their original signatures for all purposes.
(9)Effect of Headings. The Section headings herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.
(10)The Trustee. The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture or for or in respect of the recitals contained herein, all of which recitals are made solely by each Guaranteeing Subsidiary.
(11)Benefits Acknowledged. Each Guaranteeing Subsidiary’s Guarantee is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Indenture. Each Guaranteeing Subsidiary acknowledges that it will receive direct and indirect benefits from the financing arrangements contemplated by the Indenture and this Supplemental Indenture and that the guarantee and waivers made by it pursuant to this Guarantee are knowingly made in contemplation of such benefits.
(12)Successors. All agreements of each Guaranteeing Subsidiary in this Supplemental Indenture shall bind its Successors, except as otherwise provided in this Supplemental Indenture. All agreements of the Trustee in this Supplemental Indenture shall bind its successors.
[Signatures on following page]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed, all as of the date first above written.
3750 RESIDENTIAL EMPLOYER LLC
90210 GRAND WAILEA EMPLOYER LLC
BLUE BONNET SECURITY EMPLOYER LLC
CONRAD EMPLOYER LLC
CURIO EMPLOYER LLC
DOUBLETREE EMPLOYER LLC
DT EMPLOYER LLC
EMBASSY SUITES EMPLOYER LLC
HAMPTON INNS EMPLOYER LLC
HILTON EMPLOYER INC.
HILTON FINANCE INC.
HILTON GARDEN INNS EMPLOYER LLC
HILTON HOTEL EMPLOYER LLC
HLT CONRAD DOMESTIC EMPLOYER LLC
HLT DRAKE EMPLOYER LLC
HLT PALMER EMPLOYER LLC
HOME2 EMPLOYER LLC
HOMEWOOD SUITES EMPLOYER LLC
HOTELS STATLER EMPLOYER LLC
LXR EMPLOYER LLC
MOTTO EMPLOYER LLC
SIGNIA HOTEL EMPLOYER LLC
TAPESTRY EMPLOYER LLC
WALDORF=ASTORIA EMPLOYER LLC
By: /s/ W. Steven Standefer
Name: W. Steven Standefer
Title: Senior Vice President
[Signature Page to Second Supplemental Indenture to 2018 Indenture]
WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
By: /s/ W. Thomas Morris, II
Name: W. Thomas Morris, II
Title: Vice President
[Signature Page to Second Supplemental Indenture to 2018 Indenture]