Form of 2.700% Senior Notes due 2040
[Form of 2.700% Senior Notes due 2040]
THIS SECURITY IS A REGISTERED GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY (THE DEPOSITARY) OR A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY. THIS SECURITY IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR SECURITIES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A PERSON OTHER THAN THE DEPOSITARY OR ITS NOMINEE ONLY IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE, AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITARY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY, BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY TO THE DEPOSITARY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY OR BY THE DEPOSITARY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITARY.
UNLESS THIS SECURITY IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO VISA INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY SECURITY ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY), 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.
|CUSIP No. 92826C AK8|
2.700% SENIOR NOTE DUE 2040
VISA INC., a corporation in existence under the laws of the State of Delaware (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 Cede & Co. or registered assigns, the principal sum of $ on April 15, 2040 (the Maturity Date), and to pay interest on said principal sum semi-annually on April 15 and October 15, commencing October 15, 2020 (each, an Interest Payment Date), at the rate of 2.700% per annum from April 2, 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 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 1 and October 1 (whether or not a Business Day (as defined below)) next preceding such Interest Payment Date. If the Company defaults in a payment of any such interest, it shall pay the defaulted interest, plus, to the extent permitted by law, any interest payable on the defaulted interest, to the Persons who are Holders on a subsequent special record date. The Company shall fix or cause to be fixed any such special record date and payment date to the reasonable satisfaction of the Trustee and shall promptly mail or cause to be mailed or deliver by electronic transmission to each Holder a notice that states the special record date, the payment date and the amount of defaulted interest to be paid. The Company may pay defaulted interest in any lawful manner.
Payment of the principal of and interest on this Note will be made at the Place of Payment in Dollars as more fully provided in the Indenture.
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.
TRUSTEES CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the Series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
[REVERSE OF NOTE]
2.700% SENIOR NOTE DUE 2040
This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debentures, notes or other debt instruments of the Company (herein called the Securities), issued and to be issued in one or more Series under an Indenture dated as of December 14, 2015 (herein called the Indenture), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, 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.
Interest on the Notes will be payable semi-annually in arrears on each Interest Payment Date. If any Interest Payment Date, the Maturity Date or any earlier repayment date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, then payment of interest and/or principal that would otherwise be payable on such date will be made on the next succeeding Business Day. No interest will accrue on the amount so payable for the period from such Interest Payment Date, Maturity Date or earlier repayment date, as the case may be, to the date payment is made. Interest on the Notes will be paid on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months.
The Notes shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Companys option at any time and from time to time prior to October 15, 2039, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Notes and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon through maturity, as if the Notes matured on October 15, 2039 (exclusive of interest accrued to the date of redemption) 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 plus 25 basis points, plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption.
The Notes shall be redeemable as a whole or in part, at the Companys option at any time and from time to time on or after October 15, 2039, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption. Notice of any redemption will be sent at least 15 days, but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each holder of Notes to be redeemed.
Business Day means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are required or permitted by law, regulation or executive order to be closed in New York City or in the Place of Payment.
Comparable Treasury Issue means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes, as if such notes had matured on October 15, 2039 that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of the Notes through October 15, 2039.
Comparable Treasury Price means, with respect to any redemption date, (A) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date, after excluding the highest and lowest such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (B) if the Independent Investment Banker obtains fewer than four such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.
Independent Investment Banker means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers appointed by the Company.
Reference Treasury Dealer means each of BofA Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and their respective successors, and, at the option of the Company, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Obligations dealer in the United States (a Primary Treasury Dealer); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, the Company will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.
Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by the Independent Investment Banker, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to the Independent Investment Banker by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m. New York time on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.
Treasury Rate means, with respect to any redemption date for the Notes, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date.
Except as otherwise provided herein, redemption of the Notes shall be made in accordance with the terms of Article 3 of 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 under the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of
the outstanding Securities of each Series to be affected by such amendment or modification. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding Securities of each Series to be affected by such waiver, on behalf of the Holders of Securities of such Series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture or the Securities with respect to such Series. Once effective, 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 occurs and is continuing, the principal amount hereof may become immediately due and payable 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 duly endorsed, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company duly executed, by the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Notes of the same Series of any authorized denominations and of a like aggregate principal amount and bearing such restrictive legends as may be required by the Indenture.
The Notes are issuable only in registered form without coupons in 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, this Note may be exchanged for other Securities of the same Series of any authorized denominations and of a like aggregate principal amount, upon surrender of this Note at the office or agency of the Company.
No service charge shall be made for any such registration or transfer or exchange, but the Company or the Trustee may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax, assessment or other governmental charge that may be imposed 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 deem and treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered on the Security register as the absolute 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 agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
The Company may, without the consent of the existing holders of the Notes, issue additional Notes of this Series having the same terms (except the issue date, the date from which interest accrues and, in some cases, the first interest payment date) so that existing Notes and additional Notes form the same series under the Indenture, provided, however, that if any such additional Notes are not fungible with the existing Notes for U.S. federal income tax purposes, such additional Notes will have a separate CUSIP number.
This Note shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
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 Company, 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.