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Officer's Certificate of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc., dated June 23, 2022, creating the 4.45% Debentures, Series due June 20, 2025

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Exhibit 4(b)
NEXTERA ENERGY CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC.
OFFICER’S CERTIFICATE
Creating the 4.45% Debentures, Series due June 20, 2025
Aldo Portales, Assistant Treasurer of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), pursuant to the authority granted in the accompanying Board Resolutions (all capitalized terms used herein which are not defined herein or in Exhibit A hereto, but which are defined in the Indenture referred to below, shall have the meanings specified in the Indenture), and pursuant to Sections 201 and 301 of the Indenture, does hereby certify to The Bank of New York Mellon (the “Trustee”), as Trustee under the Indenture (For Unsecured Debt Securities) dated as of June 1, 1999 between the Company and the Trustee, as amended (the “Indenture”), that:
1.The securities to be issued under the Indenture in accordance with this certificate shall be designated “4.45% Debentures, Series due June 20, 2025” (referred to herein as the “Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series”) and shall be issued in substantially the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto.
2.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall be issued by the Company in the initial aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000,000. Additional Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, without limitation as to amount, having the same terms as the Outstanding Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series (except for the issue date of the additional Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series and, if applicable, the initial Interest Payment Date (as defined in Exhibit A hereto)) may also be issued by the Company pursuant to the Indenture without the consent of the Holders of the then Outstanding Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series. Any such additional Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series as may be issued pursuant to the Indenture from time to time shall be part of the same series as the then-Outstanding Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series.
3.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall mature and the principal shall be due and payable, together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, on the Stated Maturity Date. The “Stated Maturity Date” means June 20, 2025.
4.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall bear interest as provided in the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto.
5.Each installment of interest on a Debenture of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall be payable as provided in the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto.
6.Registration of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, and registration of transfers and exchanges in respect of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, may be effectuated at the office or agency of the Company in New York City, New York. Notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series may be served at the office or agency of the Company in New York City, New York. The Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee will initially be the agency of the Company for such payment, registration, registration of transfers and exchanges and service of notices and demands, and the Company hereby appoints the Trustee as its agent for all such purposes; provided, however, that the Company reserves the right to change, by one or more Officer’s Certificates, any such office or agency and such agent.
        
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The Trustee will initially be the Security Registrar and the Paying Agent for the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series.
7.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series will be redeemable at the option of the Company prior to the Stated Maturity Date as provided in the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto. If less than all the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series are to be redeemed, the particular Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series to be redeemed shall be selected by the Security Registrar from the Outstanding Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series by lot.
8.So long as all of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series are held by a securities depository in book-entry form, the Regular Record Date for the interest payable on any given Interest Payment Date with respect to the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall be the close of business on the Business Day immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date; provided, however, that if any of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series are not held by a securities depository in book-entry form, the Regular Record Date will be the close of business on the fifteenth (15th) calendar day immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date.
9.If the Company shall make any deposit of money and/or Eligible Obligations with respect to any Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, or any portion of the principal amount thereof, as contemplated by Section 701 of the Indenture, the Company shall not deliver an Officer’s Certificate described in clause (z) in the first paragraph of said Section 701 unless the Company shall also deliver to the Trustee, together with such Officer’s Certificate, either:
(A)an instrument wherein the Company, notwithstanding the satisfaction and discharge of its indebtedness in respect of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, shall assume the obligation (which shall be absolute and unconditional) to irrevocably deposit with the Trustee or Paying Agent such additional sums of money, if any, or additional Eligible Obligations (meeting the requirements of said Section 701), if any, or any combination thereof, at such time or times, as shall be necessary, together with the money and/or Eligible Obligations theretofore so deposited, to pay when due the principal of and premium, if any, and interest due and to become due on such Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series or portions thereof, all in accordance with and subject to the provisions of said Section 701; provided, however, that such instrument may state that the obligation of the Company to make additional deposits as aforesaid shall be subject to the delivery to the Company by the Trustee of a notice asserting the deficiency accompanied by an opinion of an independent public accountant of nationally recognized standing, selected by the Trustee, showing the calculation thereof; or
(B)an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that, as a result of (i) the receipt by the Company from, or the publication by, the Internal Revenue Service of a ruling or (ii) a change in law occurring after the date of this certificate, the Holders of such Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, or the applicable portion of the principal amount thereof, will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of the satisfaction and discharge of the Company’s indebtedness in respect thereof and will be subject to United States federal income tax on the same amounts, at the same times and in the same manner as if such satisfaction and discharge had not been effectuated.
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10.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series will be absolutely, irrevocably and unconditionally guaranteed as to payment of principal, interest and premium, if any, by NextEra Energy, Inc., as Guarantor (the “Guarantor”), pursuant to a Guarantee Agreement, dated as of June 1, 1999, between the Guarantor and The Bank of New York Mellon (as Guarantee Trustee) (the “Guarantee Agreement”). The following shall constitute “Guarantor Events” with respect to the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series:
(A)the failure of the Guarantee Agreement to be in full force and effect;
(B)the entry by a court having jurisdiction with respect to the Guarantor of (i) a decree or order for relief in respect of the Guarantor in an involuntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law or (ii) a decree or order adjudging the Guarantor bankrupt or insolvent, or approving as properly filed a petition by one or more entities other than the Guarantor seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of or in respect of the Guarantor under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, or appointing a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or other similar official for the Guarantor or for any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and any such decree or order for relief or any such other decree or order shall have remained unstayed and in effect for a period of ninety (90) consecutive days; or
(C)the commencement by the Guarantor of a voluntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law or of any other case or proceeding seeking for the Guarantor to be adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent, or the consent by the Guarantor to the entry of a decree or order for relief in respect of itself in a case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law or to the commencement of any bankruptcy or insolvency case or proceeding against the Guarantor, or the filing by the Guarantor of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, or the consent by the Guarantor to the filing of such petition or to the appointment of or taking possession by a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or similar official of the Guarantor or of any substantial part of its property, or the making by the Guarantor of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the admission by the Guarantor in writing of its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, or the authorization of such action by the Board of Directors of the Guarantor.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, this certificate or the Indenture, the Company shall, if a Guarantor Event shall occur and be continuing, redeem all of the Outstanding Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series within sixty (60) days after the occurrence of such Guarantor Event at a redemption price equal to the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to but excluding the date of redemption unless, within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of such Guarantor Event, S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc., and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (if the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series are then rated by those rating agencies, or, if the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series are then rated by only one of those rating agencies, then such rating agency, or, if the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series are not then rated by either one of those rating agencies but are
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then rated by one or more other nationally recognized rating agencies, then at least one of those other nationally recognized rating agencies) shall have reaffirmed in writing that, after giving effect to such Guarantor Event, the credit rating on the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall be investment grade (i.e., in one of the four highest categories, without regard to subcategories within such rating categories, of such rating agency).
11.With respect to the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, each of the following events shall be an additional Event of Default under the Indenture:
(A)the consolidation of the Guarantor with or merger of the Guarantor into any other Person, or the conveyance or other transfer or lease by the Guarantor of its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any Person, unless
(i)    the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Guarantor is merged or the Person which acquires by conveyance or other transfer, or which leases, the properties and assets of the Guarantor substantially as an entirety shall be a Person organized and existing under the laws of the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, and shall expressly assume the obligations of the Guarantor under the Guarantee Agreement; and
(ii)    immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no Event of Default and no event which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would become an Event of Default, shall have occurred and be continuing; or
(B)the failure of the Company to redeem the Outstanding Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series if and as required by paragraph 10 hereof.
12.If a Guarantor Event occurs and the Company is not required to redeem the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series pursuant to paragraph 10 hereof, the Company will provide to the Trustee and the Holders of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series annual and quarterly reports containing the information that the Company would be required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 if it were subject to the reporting requirements of either of those Sections; provided, that if the Company is, at that time, subject to the reporting requirements of either of those Sections, the filing of annual and quarterly reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to either of those Sections will satisfy the foregoing requirement. The provision of such reports and information to the Trustee shall be for informational purposes only and the Trustee’s receipt or deemed receipt of such shall not constitute constructive notice of any information contained therein or determinable from information contained therein, including the Company’s compliance with any of its covenants under the Indenture.
13.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series will be initially issued in global form registered in the name of Cede & Co. (as nominee of The Depository Trust Company). The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series in global form shall bear the depository legend in substantially the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto. The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series in global form will contain restrictions on transfer, substantially as described in the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto.
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14.No service charge shall be made for the registration of transfer or exchange of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series; provided, however, that the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with such transfer or exchange.
15.The Company has reserved the right, without any consent, vote or other action by Holders of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series, or of any other series of Securities issued after December 1, 2021, to amend the Indenture as follows:
(A)To amend the second sentence of Section 402 thereof to read as follows:
“The Company shall, at least 20 days prior to the Redemption Date fixed by the Company (unless a shorter notice shall be satisfactory to the Trustee), notify the Trustee in writing of such Redemption Date and of the principal amount of such Securities to be redeemed.”
(B)To amend the first sentence of Section 404 thereof to read as follows:
“Except as otherwise specified as contemplated by Section 301 for Securities of any series, notice of redemption shall be given in the manner provided in Section 106 to the Holders of the Securities to be redeemed not less than 10 nor more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date.”
16.The Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series shall have such other terms and provisions as are provided in the form set forth as Exhibit A hereto.
17.The undersigned has read all of the covenants and conditions contained in the Indenture relating to the issuance of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series and the definitions in the Indenture relating thereto and in respect of which this certificate is made.
18.The statements contained in this certificate are based upon the familiarity of the undersigned with the Indenture, the documents accompanying this certificate, and upon discussions by the undersigned with officers and employees of the Company familiar with the matters set forth herein.
19.In the opinion of the undersigned, he or she has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable him or her to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenants and conditions have been complied with.
20.In the opinion of the undersigned, such conditions and covenants and conditions precedent, if any (including any covenants compliance with which constitutes a condition precedent), to the authentication and delivery of the Debentures of the Sixty-Fifth Series requested in the accompanying Company Order No. 57 have been complied with.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have executed this Officer’s Certificate on behalf of the Company this 23rd day of June, 2022 in New York, New York.
ALDO PORTALES                
Aldo Portales
Assistant Treasurer

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    Exhibit A
[Unless this certificate is presented by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company, a limited purpose company organized under the New York Banking Law (“DTC”), to NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. 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 an interest herein.]

No. _______________    CUSIP No. __________
[FORM OF FACE OF DEBENTURE]
NEXTERA ENERGY CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC.
4.45% DEBENTURES, SERIES DUE JUNE 20, 2025
NEXTERA ENERGY CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida (herein referred to as the “Company,” which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture (as defined below)), for value received, hereby promises to pay to
, or registered assigns, the principal sum of ____________________ Dollars on June 20, 2025 (the “Stated Maturity Date”). The Company further promises to pay interest on the principal sum of this 4.45% Debenture, Series due June 20, 2025 (this “Security”) to the registered Holder hereof at the rate of 4.45% per annum, in like coin or currency, semi-annually on June 20 and December 20 of each year (each an “Interest Payment Date”) until the principal hereof is paid or duly provided for, such interest payments to commence on December 20, 2022. Each interest payment shall include interest accrued from the most-recently preceding Interest Payment Date to which interest has either been paid or duly provided for (except that (i) the interest payment which is due on December 20, 2022 shall include interest that has accrued from June 23, 2022, and (ii) if this Security is authenticated during the period that (A) follows any particular Regular Record Date (as defined below) but (B) precedes the next occurring Interest Payment Date, then the registered Holder hereof shall not be entitled to receive any interest payment with respect to this Security on such next occurring Interest Payment Date). No interest will accrue on the Securities of this series with respect to the day on which the Securities of this series mature. In the event that an Interest Payment Date is not a Business Day, then payment of interest payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding day which is a Business Day (and without any interest or other payment in respect of such delay) with the same force and effect as if made on the Interest Payment Date. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on an Interest Payment Date will, as provided in the Indenture referred to on the reverse of this Security (the “Indenture”), be payable to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the “Regular Record
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Date” for such interest installment which shall be the close of business on the Business Day immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date so long as all of the Securities of this series are held by a securities depository in book-entry form; provided that if any of the Securities of this series are not held by a securities depository in book-entry form, the Regular Record Date will be the close of business on the fifteenth (15th) calendar day immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date; and provided further that interest payable on the Stated Maturity Date or a Redemption Date will be paid to the same Person to whom the associated principal is to be paid. Any such interest not punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Person who is the Holder of this Security on such Regular Record Date and may be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date to be fixed by the Trustee for the payment of such Defaulted Interest, notice of which shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than ten (10) days prior to such Special Record Date, or may be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in the Indenture.
Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency of the Company maintained for that purpose in New York City, the State of New York in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts; provided, however, that, at the option of the Company, interest on this Security may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto, as such address shall appear on the Security Register or by a wire transfer to an account designated by the Person entitled thereto. The amount of interest payable on this Security will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months (and for any period shorter than a full semi-annual period, on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed during such period using 30-day calendar months).
Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Security set forth on the reverse of this Security, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place. (All capitalized terms used in this Security which are not defined herein, including the reverse of this Security, but which are defined in the Indenture or in the Officer’s Certificate, shall have the meanings specified in the Indenture or in the Officer’s Certificate.)
Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse of this Security by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed in ___________________.
NEXTERA ENERGY CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC.
By:_______________________________________

[FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION]
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
Dated:
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, as Trustee
By:_______________________________________
Authorized Signatory

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[FORM OF REVERSE OF DEBENTURE]
This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the “Securities”), issued and to be issued in one or more series under an Indenture (For Unsecured Debt Securities), dated as of June 1, 1999 (herein, together with any amendments thereto, called the “Indenture,” which term shall have the meaning assigned to it in such instrument), between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee (herein called the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), and reference is hereby made to the Indenture, including the Board Resolutions and Officer’s Certificate filed with the Trustee on June 23, 2022 creating the series designated on the face hereof (herein called the “Officer’s Certificate”), for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of this series and of the terms upon which the Securities of this series are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. This Security is one of the series designated on the face hereof.
The Securities of this series shall be redeemable at the option of the Company in whole at any time, or in part from time to time (each a “Redemption Date”), upon notice (the “Redemption Notice”) which is required by the Indenture to be mailed at least thirty (30) days but not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date fixed for redemption, at the applicable price (each a “Redemption Price”) described below; provided, however, that the Company has reserved the right, without any consent, vote or other action by Holders of the Securities of this series, or of any other series of Securities issued after December 1, 2021, to amend the Indenture to provide that the Redemption Notice shall be given in the manner provided in the Indenture at least ten (10) days but not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date fixed for redemption.
The Company may redeem the Securities of this series at its option, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at a Redemption Price (expressed as a percentage of principal amount and rounded to three decimal places) equal to the greater of:
(1)(a) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon discounted to the Redemption Date on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 20 basis points
less (b) interest accrued to the Redemption Date, and
(2)100% of the principal amount of the Security of this series to be redeemed,
plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest thereon to but excluding the Redemption Date.
Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs.
The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the third Business Day preceding the Redemption Date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal
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Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading) (“H.15 TCM”). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable:
(1)the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the Redemption Date to the Stated Maturity Date (the “Remaining Life”); or
(2)if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields—one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life—and shall interpolate to the Stated Maturity Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or
(3)if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life.
For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the Redemption Date.
If on the third Business Day preceding the Redemption Date H.15 TCM is no longer published, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding such Redemption Date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Stated Maturity Date. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Stated Maturity Date, but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Stated Maturity Date, one with a maturity date preceding the Stated Maturity Date and one with a maturity date following the Stated Maturity Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Stated Maturity Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Stated Maturity Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices (expressed as a percentage of principal amount) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, of such United States Treasury security, and rounded to three decimal places.
The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the applicable Redemption Price shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
The Indenture Trustee shall have no duty to determine, or to verify the Company’s calculations of, the applicable Redemption Price.
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If at the time a Redemption Notice is given, the redemption moneys are not on deposit with the Trustee, then, if such notice so provides, the redemption shall be subject to the receipt of the redemption moneys on or before the Redemption Date and such Redemption Notice shall be of no force or effect unless such moneys are received.
Upon payment of the applicable Redemption Price as described herein, on and after the applicable Redemption Date interest will cease to accrue on the Securities of this series or portions thereof called for redemption.
The Securities of this series will be absolutely, irrevocably and unconditionally guaranteed as to payment of principal, interest and premium, if any, by NextEra Energy, Inc., as Guarantor (the “Guarantor”), pursuant to a Guarantee Agreement, dated as of June 1, 1999, between the Guarantor and The Bank of New York Mellon (as Guarantee Trustee) (the “Guarantee Agreement”). The following shall constitute “Guarantor Events” with respect to the Securities of this series:
(A)the failure of the Guarantee Agreement to be in full force and effect;
(B)the entry by a court having jurisdiction with respect to the Guarantor of (i) a decree or order for relief in respect of the Guarantor in an involuntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law or (ii) a decree or order adjudging the Guarantor bankrupt or insolvent, or approving as properly filed a petition by one or more entities other than the Guarantor seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of or in respect of the Guarantor under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, or appointing a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or other similar official for the Guarantor or for any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and any such decree or order for relief or any such other decree or order shall have remained unstayed and in effect for a period of ninety (90) consecutive days; or
(C)the commencement by the Guarantor of a voluntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law or of any other case or proceeding seeking for the Guarantor to be adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent, or the consent by the Guarantor to the entry of a decree or order for relief in respect of itself in a case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law or to the commencement of any bankruptcy or insolvency case or proceeding against the Guarantor, or the filing by the Guarantor of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, or the consent by the Guarantor to the filing of such petition or to the appointment of or taking possession by a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or similar official of the Guarantor or of any substantial part of its property, or the making by the Guarantor of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the admission by the Guarantor in writing of its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, or the authorization of such action by the Board of Directors of the Guarantor.
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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Securities of this series, the Officer’s Certificate, or the Indenture, the Company shall, if a Guarantor Event shall occur and be continuing, redeem all of the Outstanding Securities of this series within sixty (60) days after the occurrence of such Guarantor Event at a redemption price equal to the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to but excluding the date of redemption unless, within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of such Guarantor Event, S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc., and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (if the Securities of this series are then rated by those rating agencies, or, if the Securities of this series are then rated by only one of those rating agencies, then such rating agency, or, if the Securities of this series are not then rated by either one of those rating agencies but are then rated by one or more other nationally recognized rating agencies, then at least one of those other nationally recognized rating agencies) shall have reaffirmed in writing that, after giving effect to such Guarantor Event, the credit rating on the Securities of this series shall be investment grade (i.e., in one of the four highest categories, without regard to subcategories within such rating categories, of such rating agency).
If a Guarantor Event occurs and the Company is not required to redeem the Securities of this series pursuant to the preceding paragraph, the Company will provide to the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities of this series annual and quarterly reports containing the information that the Company would be required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 if it were subject to the reporting requirements of either of those Sections; provided, that if the Company is, at that time, subject to the reporting requirements of either of those Sections, the filing of annual and quarterly reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to either of those Sections will satisfy the foregoing requirement.
The Indenture contains provisions for defeasance at any time of the entire indebtedness of this Security upon compliance with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture, including the Officer’s Certificate described above.
If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of this series shall occur and be continuing, the principal of and interest on the Securities of this series may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of the Company and the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each series to be affected by such amendment to the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding of all series to be thus affected. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities of such series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by Holders of the specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of this series shall be conclusive and binding upon all current and future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.
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As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, the Holder of this Security shall not have the right to institute any proceeding with respect to the Indenture or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee or for any other remedy thereunder, unless such Holder shall have previously given the Trustee written notice of a continuing Event of Default with respect to the Securities of this series, the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of all series at the time Outstanding in respect of which an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default as Trustee and offered the Trustee reasonable indemnity, and the Trustee shall not have received from the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of Securities of all series at the time Outstanding in respect of which an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing a direction inconsistent with such request, and shall have failed to institute any such proceeding, for sixty (60) days after receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity. The foregoing shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Holder of this Security for the enforcement of any payment of principal hereof or any premium or interest hereon on or after the respective due dates expressed herein.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and any premium and interest on this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.
The Securities of this series are issuable only in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, Securities of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of this series and of like tenor and of authorized denominations, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.
No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection therewith.
The Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the absolute owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and none of the Company, the Trustee or any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
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