EX-4.1 3 tm2015480d3_ex4-1.htm EXHIBIT 4.1
[Form of 0.250% Senior Note due 2024]
UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROCLEAR BANK, S.A./N.V., AS OPERATOR OF THE EUROCLEAR SYSTEM (“EUROCLEAR”) AND CLEARSTREAM BANKING, SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME (“CLEARSTREAM,” AND TOGETHER WITH EUROCLEAR, “EUROCLEAR / CLEARSTREAM”), TO THE ISSUER OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE BANK OF NEW YORK DEPOSITORY (NOMINEES) LIMITED OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROCLEAR / CLEARSTREAM (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK DEPOSITORY (NOMINEES) LIMITED OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EUROCLEAR / CLEARSTREAM), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL IN AS MUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, THE BANK OF NEW YORK DEPOSITORY (NOMINEES) LIMITED, HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.
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| ||CUSIP No. 713448 EW4|
| ||ISIN XS2168625460|
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0.250% SENIOR NOTE DUE 2024
PEPSICO, INC., a corporation in existence under the laws of the State of North Carolina (herein called the “Company,” which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture referred to on the reverse hereof), for value received, hereby promises to pay to The Bank of New York Depository (Nominees) Limited, as nominee of The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch, a common depositary for Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V. and Clearstream Banking, société anonyme, the principal sum of € on May 6, 2024, and to pay interest on said principal sum annually on May 6 of each year, commencing May 6, 2021, at the rate of 0.250% per annum from May 6, 2020, or from the most recent date in respect of which interest has been paid or duly provided for, until payment of the principal sum has been made or duly provided for. The interest so payable and punctually paid or duly provided for on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in the Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Record Date for such Interest Payment Date, which shall be the April 22 (whether or not a Business Day) next preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest that is payable but is not so punctually paid or duly provided for shall forthwith cease to be payable to the registered Holder on such Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not earlier than 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 the Nasdaq Bond Exchange (“Nasdaq”) on which the Notes are expected to be listed and upon such notice as may be required by Nasdaq, if such manner of payment shall be deemed practical by the Trustee, all as more fully provided in the Indenture.
Interest will be computed on the basis of the actual number of days in the period for which interest is being calculated and the actual number of days from and including the date from which interest begins to accrue for the period (or from May 6, 2020 if no interest has been paid on the Notes) to, but excluding, the next scheduled Interest Payment Date. This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA) as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Markets Association.
“Business Day” means any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, (1) which is not a day on which banking institutions in the City of New York or the City of London are authorized or required by law or executive order to close and (2) on which the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer system (the TARGET2 system), or any successor thereto, operates. If any Interest Payment Date, the maturity date or any Redemption Date is not a Business Day, then the related payment for such Interest Payment Date, maturity date or Redemption Date shall be paid on the next succeeding Business Day with the same force and effect as if made on such Interest Payment Date, maturity date or Redemption Date, as the case may be, and no further interest shall accrue as a result of such delay.
Payment of the principal of and interest on this Note will be made at the Place of Payment; provided, however, that payments of interest may be made at the option of the Company by funds transmitted to the addresses of the Persons entitled thereto as such addresses shall appear in the Security Register.
Principal and interest payments, including payments made upon any redemption, in respect of this Note will be payable in euro. If the euro is unavailable to the Company due to the imposition of exchange controls or other circumstances beyond the Company’s control or if the euro is no longer being used by the then member states of the European Monetary Union that have adopted the euro as their currency or for the settlement of transactions by public institutions of or within the international banking community, then all payments in respect of this Note will be made in U.S. dollars until the euro is again available to the Company and so used. In such circumstances, the amount payable on any date in euro will be converted into U.S. dollars on the basis of the then most recently available market exchange rate for euro, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion. Any payment in respect of this Note so made in U.S. dollars will not constitute an Event of Default under this Note or the Indenture. Neither the Trustee nor the Paying Agent shall be responsible for any calculation or conversion in connection with the foregoing.
Initially, The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch will act as Paying Agent. The Company reserves the right at any time to vary or terminate the appointment of any Paying Agent, to appoint additional or other Paying Agents and to approve any change in the office through which any Paying Agent acts.
Reference is made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which shall have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place. Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by or on behalf of the Trustee by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed by manual or facsimile signature under its corporate seal or a facsimile thereof.
|Dated: ||_____________, 2020 ||PEPSICO, INC.|
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TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
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|
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[REVERSE OF NOTE]
0.250% SENIOR NOTE DUE 2024
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of the Company (herein called the “Securities”), issued and to be issued in one or more series under an Indenture, dated as of May 21, 2007 (herein called the “Indenture”), 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), to which Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights thereunder of the Company, the Trustee, and the Holders of the Securities, the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered, and the definition of capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein. The Securities may be issued in one or more series, which different series may be issued in various aggregate principal amounts, may be denominated in different currencies, may mature at different times, may bear interest (if any) at different rates (which rates may be fixed or variable), may be subject to different redemption provisions (if any), may be subject to different sinking, purchase, or analogous funds (if any), may be subject to different covenants and Events of Default, and may otherwise vary as provided in the Indenture. This Note is one of a series of Securities of the Company designated as set forth on the face hereof (herein called the “Notes”), initially limited in aggregate principal amount to €1,000,000,000.
The Company will have the right, at its option, to redeem any of the Notes in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time prior to April 6, 2024 (one month prior to the maturity date of the Notes) (the “Par Call Date”) at a Redemption Price (calculated by the Company) equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Notes being redeemed and (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) of principal and interest thereon (exclusive of interest accrued to the date of redemption), assuming for such purpose that the Notes matured on the Par Call Date, discounted to the Redemption Date on an annual basis (ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)) at the applicable Comparable Government Bond Rate (as defined below) plus 15 basis points, plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the date of redemption. The Company shall make all calculations relating to the Redemption Price.
The Company will have the right, at its option, to redeem any of the Notes in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time on or after the Par Call Date, at a Redemption Price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the date of redemption.
Except as otherwise provided herein, redemption of the Notes shall be made in accordance with the terms of Article 11 of the Indenture.
“Comparable Government Bond Rate” means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the price, expressed as a percentage (rounded to three decimal places, with 0.0005 being rounded upwards), at which the gross redemption yield on the Notes, if they were to be purchased at such price on the third Business Day prior to the date fixed for redemption, would be equal to the gross redemption yield on such Business Day of the Comparable Government Bond (as defined below) on the basis of the middle market price of the Comparable Government Bond prevailing at 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such Business Day as determined by an independent investment bank selected by the Company.
“Comparable Government Bond” means, in relation to any Comparable Government Bond Rate calculation, at the discretion of an independent investment bank selected by the Company, a German government bond whose maturity is closest to the maturity of the Notes, assuming for such purpose that the Notes matured on the Par Call Date, or if such independent investment bank in its discretion considers that such similar bond is not in issue, such other German government bond as such independent investment bank may, with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in, German government bonds selected by the Company, determine to be appropriate for determining the Comparable Government Bond Rate.
“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of the principal thereof and interest thereon that would be due after the related Redemption Date but for such redemption, assuming for such purpose that such Note matured on the Par Call Date; provided, however, that, if such Redemption Date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to such Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment thereon will be deemed to be reduced by the amount of interest accrued thereon to such Redemption Date.
On and after the Redemption Date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion thereof called for redemption (unless the Company defaults in the payment of the Redemption Price and accrued interest). On or before the Redemption Date, the Company will deposit with the Trustee or its agent money sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of and (unless the redemption date shall be an Interest Payment Date) accrued and unpaid interest to the Redemption Date on the Notes to be redeemed on such date. If less than all of the Notes are to be redeemed, the Notes to be redeemed shall be selected in accordance with applicable Depositary procedures. Additionally, the Company may at any time repurchase Notes in the open market and may hold or surrender such Notes to the Trustee for cancellation.
If, as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated under the laws) of the United States (or any taxing authority in the United States), or any change in, or amendments to, an official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective on or after April 29, 2020, the Company becomes or, based upon a written opinion of independent counsel selected by the Company, will become obligated to pay additional amounts as described below with respect to the Notes, then the Company may at any time at its option redeem, in whole, but not in part, the Notes at a Redemption Price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with accrued and unpaid interest on those Notes to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption.
The Company will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on the Notes such additional amounts as are necessary in order that the net payment by the Company of the principal of and interest on the Notes to a Holder who is not a United States person (as defined below), after withholding or deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed by the United States or a taxing authority in the United States, will not be less than the amount provided in the Notes to be then due and payable; provided, however, that the foregoing obligation to pay additional amounts shall not apply:
|(1)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that is imposed by reason of the Holder (or the beneficial owner for whose benefit such Holder holds such Note), or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary, member or shareholder of the Holder if the Holder is an estate, trust, partnership or corporation, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder, being considered as:|
|(a)||being or having been engaged in a trade or business in the United States or having or having had a permanent establishment in the United States;|
|(b)||having a current or former connection with the United States (other than a connection arising solely as a result of the ownership of the Notes, the receipt of any payment or the enforcement of any rights hereunder), including being or having been a citizen or resident of the United States;|
|(c)||being or having been a personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation for United States federal income tax purposes or a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax; |
|(d)||being or having been a “10-percent shareholder” of the Company as defined in Section 871(h)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) or any successor provision; or |
|(e)||being a bank receiving payments on an extension of credit made pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its trade or business; |
|(2)||to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion of the Notes, or that is a fiduciary, partnership or limited liability company, but only to the extent that a beneficial owner with respect to the Holder, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a beneficial owner or member of the partnership or limited liability company would not have been entitled to the payment of an additional amount had the beneficiary, settlor, beneficial owner or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment; |
|(3)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that would not have been imposed but for the failure of the Holder or any other person to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States or any taxing authority therein or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge; |
|(4)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that is imposed otherwise than by withholding by the Company or a Paying Agent from the payment; |
|(5)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that would not have been imposed but for a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that becomes effective more than 15 days after the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later; |
|(6)||to any estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth, capital gains or personal property tax or similar tax, assessment or other governmental charge; |
|(7)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge required to be withheld by any Paying Agent from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by at least one other Paying Agent; |
|(8)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that would not have been imposed but for the presentation by the Holder of any Note, where presentation is required, for payment on a date more than 30 days after the date on which payment became due and payable or the date on which payment thereof is duly provided for, whichever occurs later; |
|(9)||to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely by reason of the beneficial owner being a bank (i) purchasing the Notes in the ordinary course of its lending business or (ii) that is neither (A) buying the Notes for investment purposes only nor (B) buying the Notes for resale to a third-party that either is not a bank or holding the Notes for investment purposes only; |
(10) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed under Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue Code (or any amended or successor provisions), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Internal Revenue Code or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such sections of the Internal Revenue Code; or
|(11)||in the case of any combination of items (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10). |
The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable to the Notes. Except as noted above, the Company will not be required to make any payment for any tax, assessment or other governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority of or in any government or political subdivision.
As used above, the term “United States” means the United States of America (including the states of the United States and the District of Columbia and any political subdivision thereof) and the term “United States person” means any individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States for U.S. federal income tax purposes, a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any state of the United States or the District of Columbia (other than a partnership that is not treated as a United States person under any applicable Treasury regulations), or any estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income taxation regardless of its source.
Notice of any redemption will be transmitted at least 10 days but not more than 60 days before the Redemption Date to each Holder of Notes to be redeemed (or delivered electronically in accordance with the procedures of the Depositary). If fewer than all of the Notes are to be redeemed, the particular Notes to be redeemed, in the case of Notes in global form, shall be selected in accordance with the procedures of the Depositary. In the case of physical Notes in definitive form, such selection shall be done by the Trustee by lot. If any Note is to be redeemed only in part, the notice of redemption that relates to such Note shall state the principal amount thereof to be redeemed. A new Note in principal amount equal to and in exchange for the unredeemed portion of the principal of the Note surrendered may be issued in the name of the Holder of the Note upon surrender of the original Note.
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 under the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding of each series to be affected by such amendment or modification. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of 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 the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon 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 Note.
The Indenture contains provisions setting forth certain conditions to the institution of proceedings by Holders of Securities with respect to the Indenture or for any remedy under the Indenture.
If an Event of Default with respect to the Notes shall occur and be continuing, the principal amount hereof may be declared due and payable or may be otherwise accelerated in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.
As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Note is registerable in the Security Register, upon surrender of this Note for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company in any Place of Payment duly endorsed, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar duly executed, by the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Notes, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.
The Notes are issuable only in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of €100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, this Note is exchangeable for certificated notes in definitive form of like tenor in minimum denominations of €100,000 principal amount and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof if (i) the Depositary provides notification that it is unwilling, unable or no longer qualified to continue as depositary for the global notes and a successor is not appointed within 90 days; (ii) the Company in its discretion at any time determines not to have all the Notes represented by the global note; or (iii) default entitling the Holders of Notes to accelerate the maturity thereof has occurred and is continuing. Any Note that is exchangeable as above is exchangeable for certificated notes issuable in authorized denominations and registered in such names as the common depositary shall direct. Subject to the foregoing, a global note is not exchangeable, except for a global note of the same aggregate denomination to be registered in the name of the common depositary (or its nominee).
Payments (including principal, interest and any additional amounts) and transfers with respect to the Notes in certificated form may be executed at the office or agency maintained for such purpose within the City of London (initially the office of the Paying Agent maintained for such purpose) or, at the Company’s option, by check mailed to the Holders thereof at the respective addresses set forth in the register of Holders of the Notes, provided that all payments (including principal, interest and any additional amounts) on certificated notes, for which the Holders thereof have given wire transfer instructions, will be required to be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the accounts specified by the Holders thereof.
No service charge shall be made for any such registration or transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.
Prior to the presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee, and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for the purpose of receiving payment as herein provided and for all other purposes, whether or not this Note is overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee, nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
This Note may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. The signature of any officer on this Note may be manual or facsimile (including, for the avoidance of doubt, electronic). The seal of the Company may be in the form of a facsimile thereof and may be impressed, affixed, imprinted, or otherwise reproduced on this Note. The Company and the Trustee, and each Holder of this Note by its acceptance hereof, acknowledge that for purposes of the Indenture, manually affixing a signature by electronic means shall constitute a manual signature.
All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture and are not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sell(s), assign(s) and transfer(s) unto
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the within Note and all rights thereunder, hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing _________________________ attorney to transfer such Note on the books of the Issuer, with full power of substitution in the premises.
NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the within Note in every particular without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.