(or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on February 15 or August 15 (each being referred to herein as a Regular Record Date), as the case may be, next preceding such Interest Payment Date. As used herein, Business Day means any day, other than Saturday or Sunday, on which banks are not required or authorized by law or executive order to close in New York City.
Payments of interest, principal and premium, if any, on this Note will be made (except as specified below) by wire transfer in same day funds to the Registered Holder at such Holders address appearing on the Note Register on the relevant Regular Record Date. In the event the Notes are issued in fully certificated registered form, such payments will be made at the corporate trust office of the Trustee in New York City, or at the option of the Company, by mailing a check to such Registered Holder.
Initially, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas will be the Paying Agent and the Registrar (the Note Registrar) for this Note. The Company reserves the rights at any time to remove any Paying Agent or Note Registrar without notice, to appoint additional or other Paying Agents and other Note Registrars without notice and to approve any change in the office through which any Paying Agent or Note Registrar acts; provided, however, that there will at all times be a Paying Agent in New York City.
This Note is one of the duly authorized series (the Series) of debt securities of the Company (hereinafter called the Securities), issued and to be issued under an indenture dated March 1, 2007, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated as of October 27, 2017, and as further supplemented by the Second Supplemental Indenture dated as of March 10, 2020 (collectively, the Indenture) between the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee (the Trustee), to which Indenture and all other indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the rights and limitations of rights thereunder of the Holders of the Securities and of the rights, obligations and duties of the Company, the Trustee and the Paying Agent for this Note, and the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Securities may be issued in one or more series, which different series may be issued in various principal amounts, may mature at different times, may bear interest, if any, at different rates, may be subject to different redemption provisions, if any, may be subject to different covenants and Events of Default and may otherwise vary as provided or permitted in the Indenture. This Note is one of the series of Securities designated as 1.750% Senior Notes Due 2031 (herein called the Notes), initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $1,500,000,000.
Each capitalized term used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning assigned thereto in the Indenture.
The Company may, without the consent of the Holders of the Notes, reopen this Series of Notes and issue additional notes on separate dates, which shall form a single series and shall have the same terms; provided that such additional notes shall not be issued with the same CUSIP number as the Notes unless such additional notes are issued for U.S. federal income tax purposes in a qualified reopening or are otherwise treated as part of the same issue for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Such further notes will be consolidated and form a single series with the Notes.