6. Optional Redemption.
The Issuer may redeem the Notes in whole or in part, at its option, at any time or from time to time prior to Maturity (the date of such redemption, the Redemption Date). The Redemption Price prior to September 25, 2039 (the Applicable Par Call Date) will be equal to the greater of:
(i) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed; or
(ii) the sum, as determined by the Independent Investment Banker based on the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments, discounted to the Redemption Date on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), using a rate equal to the Treasury Rate plus 50 basis points (such sum to be calculated as set forth in the Indenture),
plus, in the case of (i) or (ii), accrued interest thereon to, but not including, the Redemption Date.
In the case of any redemption with a Redemption Date on or after the Applicable Par Call Date, the Redemption Price will equal 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued interest thereon to, but not including, the Redemption Date.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, installments of interest on Notes that are due and payable on Interest Payment Dates falling on or prior to a Redemption Date will be payable on the Interest Payment Date to the registered Holders as of the close of business on the relevant Regular Record Date according to the Notes and the Indenture, subject to the applicable procedures of the Depositary.
On and after the Redemption Date for the Notes, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion thereof called for redemption, unless the Issuer defaults in the payment of the Redemption Price and accrued interest, if any. On or before the Redemption Date for the Notes, the Issuer shall deposit with the Trustee or a Paying Agent, funds sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of the Notes to be redeemed on the Redemption Date. If less than all of the Notes are to be redeemed, the Notes to be redeemed shall be selected by the Trustee by lot, on a pro-rata basis or by such method as the Trustee deems fair and appropriate and subject, in the case of Notes represented by Global Securities, to the applicable procedures of the Depositary; provided, however that in no event, shall Notes of a principal amount of $2,000 or less be redeemed in part.
Notice of any redemption shall be electronically delivered or mailed at least 10 days but, in each case, not more than 60 days before the Redemption Date to each Holder of the Notes to be redeemed. Such notice shall state the Redemption Price (if known) or the formula pursuant to which the Redemption Price is to be determined if the Redemption Price cannot be determined at the time the notice is given. If the Redemption