No reference herein to the Senior Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Senior Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Issuer, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note in the manner, at the respective times, at the rate and in the coin or currency herein prescribed.
Transfer, Registration and Exchange
Upon due presentment for registration of transfer of this Note at the office or agency of the Issuer in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, or at such other locations as the Issuer may from time to time designate, a new Note or Notes of authorized denominations for an equal aggregate principal amount will be issued to the transferee in exchange therefor, subject to the limitations provided in the Senior Indenture, without charge except for any tax or other governmental charge imposed in connection therewith.
The Notes are issuable only in registered form without coupons in denominations of $2,000 and in integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof at the office or agency of the Issuer in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, or at such other locations as the issuer may from time to time designate, and in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Senior Indenture, but without the payment of any service charge, Notes may be exchanged for a like aggregate principal amount of Notes of other authorized denominations.
The Issuer, the Trustee and any authorized agent of the Issuer or the Trustee may deem and treat the registered Holder hereof as the absolute owner of this Note (whether or not this Note shall be overdue and notwithstanding any notation of ownership or other writing hereon), for the purpose of receiving payment of, or on account of, the principal hereof and subject to the provisions on the face hereof, interest hereon, and for all other purposes, and none of the Issuer, the Trustee or any authorized agent of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.
No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement of the Issuer in the Senior Indenture or any indenture supplemental thereto or in any Note, or because of the creation of any indebtedness represented thereby, shall be had against any incorporator, stockholder, officer or director, as such, of the Issuer or of any successor corporation, either directly or through the Issuer or any successor corporation, under any rule of law, statute or constitutional provision or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding or otherwise, all such liability being expressly waived and released by the acceptance hereof and as part of the consideration of the issue hereof.
The Notes are not entitled to any sinking fund.
This Note shall for all purposes be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.