Form, Exchange and Transfer
If any debt securities cease to be issued in registered global form, they will be issued only in fully registered form, without interest
coupons and, unless we indicate otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, in denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000.
Holders may exchange their debt securities for debt securities of smaller denominations or combined into fewer debt securities of larger
denominations, as long as the total principal amount is not changed. Holders may not exchange debt securities for securities of a different series or having different terms, unless permitted by the terms of that series and described in the
applicable prospectus supplement.
Holders may exchange or transfer their debt securities at the office of the trustee. They may also
replace lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated debt securities at that office. We have appointed the trustee to act as our agent for registering debt securities in the names of holders and transferring and replacing debt securities. We may appoint
another entity to perform these functions or perform them ourselves.
Holders will not be required to pay a service charge to transfer or
exchange their debt securities, but they may be required to pay for any tax or other governmental charge associated with the exchange or transfer. The transfer or exchange, and any replacement, will be made only if our transfer agent is satisfied
with the holders proof of legal ownership. The transfer agent may require an indemnity before replacing any debt securities.
have designated additional transfer agents for a debt security, they will be named in the applicable prospectus supplement. We may appoint additional transfer agents or cancel the appointment of any particular transfer agent. We may also approve a
change in the office through which any transfer agent acts.
If the debt securities of any series are redeemable and we redeem less than
all those debt securities, we may block the transfer or exchange of those debt securities during the period beginning 15 days before the day we mail the notice of redemption and ending on the day of that mailing, in order to freeze the list of
holders to prepare the mailing. We may also refuse to register transfers of or exchange any debt security selected for redemption, except that we will continue to permit transfers and exchanges of the unredeemed portion of any debt security being
If a debt security is issued as a global debt security, only DTC or other depositary will be entitled to transfer and
exchange the debt security as described in this subsection, since the depositary will be the sole holder of the debt security.
for exchange described above apply to exchange of debt securities for other debt securities of the same series and kind. If a debt security is convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into or for a different kind of security, such as one that we
have not issued, or for other property, the rules governing that type of conversion, exercise or exchange will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.
We will pay interest, principal
and other amounts payable with respect to the debt securities of any series to the holders of record of those debt securities as of the record dates and otherwise in the manner specified below or in the prospectus supplement for that series.
We will make payments on a global debt security in accordance with the applicable policies of the depositary as in effect from time to time.
Under those policies, we will pay directly to the depositary, or its nominee, and not to any indirect owners who own beneficial interests in the global debt security. An indirect owners right to receive those payments will be governed by the
rules and practices of the depositary and its participants.