(FORM OF REVERSE OF DEBT SECURITY)
This Debt Security is one of a duly authorized series of Securities of the Company, all issued or to be issued in one or more series under and pursuant to an Indenture dated as of December 1, 2000, duly executed and delivered by the Company (as successor in interest to Verizon Global Funding Corp.) and U.S. Bank National Association (as successor to Wachovia Bank, National Association, formerly known as First Union National Bank), as trustee (the Trustee), as amended and supplemented (the Indenture), to which Indenture reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitation of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company and the holders of the Securities. By the terms of the Indenture, the Securities are issuable in series which may vary as to amount, date of maturity, rate of interest and in other respects as in the Indenture provided. This Debt Security is one of the series designated on the face hereof (herein called the Debt Securities) unlimited in aggregate principal amount.
U.S. Bank National Association will initially act as Paying Agent and as Security Registrar with respect to the Debt Securities. Upon notice to the Trustee, the Company may change any Paying Agent or Security Registrar.
Beneficial interests in this global Debt Security may be held in minimum denominations of £100,000 and integral multiples of £1,000 in excess of £100,000. This global Debt Security shall be exchangeable for Debt Securities in definitive form registered in the names of persons other than the entity appointed as common depositary for Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V. (Euroclear), and Clearstream Banking S.A. (Clearstream) or its nominee only if (i) the Common Depositary notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as the Common Depositary and a successor Common Depositary is not appointed by the Company within 90 days, (ii) either of Euroclear or Clearstream notifies the Company at any time that it is unwilling or unable to continue as a clearing agency for the Debt Securities and a successor clearing agency is not appointed by the Company within 90 days or (iii) the Company executes and delivers to the Trustee an Officers Certificate that this global Debt Security shall be so exchangeable. To the extent that this global Debt Security is exchangeable pursuant to the preceding sentence, it shall be exchangeable for Debt Securities registered in such names as the Common Depositary, Euroclear or Clearstream, as applicable, shall direct the Trustee or any Security Registrar (if not the Trustee). Debt Securities represented by this global Debt Security that may be exchanged for Debt Securities in definitive form under the circumstances described in this paragraph will be exchangeable only for Debt Securities in definitive form issued in minimum denominations of £100,000 and integral multiples of £1,000 in excess of £100,000. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, this global Debt Security may not be transferred except as a whole by the Common Depositary to a nominee of such Common Depositary or by a nominee of such Common Depositary to such Common Depositary or another nominee of such Common Depositary.
In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, with respect to the Debt Securities shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal of all of the Debt Securities may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions permitting the Company and the Trustee, with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of each series affected at the time outstanding, as defined in the Indenture, to execute supplemental indentures for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of the Indenture or of any supplemental indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the holders of the Securities; provided, however, that no such supplemental indenture shall, among other things, (i) extend the fixed maturity of any Securities of any series, or reduce the principal amount thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, or reduce any premium payable upon the redemption thereof, without the consent of the holder of each Debt Security so affected or (ii) reduce the aforesaid percentage of Debt Securities, the holders of which are required to consent to any such supplemental indenture, without the consent of the holders of each Debt Security then outstanding and affected thereby. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Securities of any series at the time outstanding, on behalf of the holders of Securities of such series, to waive any past default in the performance of any of the covenants contained in the Indenture, or established pursuant to the Indenture with respect to such series, and its consequences, except a default in the payment of the principal of, or premium, if any, or interest on any of the Securities of such series. Any such consent or waiver by the registered holder of this Debt Security (unless revoked as provided in the Indenture) shall be conclusive and binding upon such holder and upon all future holders and owners of this Debt Security and of any Debt Security issued in exchange herefor or in place hereof (whether by registration of transfer or otherwise), irrespective of whether or not any notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Debt Security.