Print Page  Close Window

SEC Filings

Entire Document
<PAGE>   67

any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any rights of
reimbursement, indemnity or subrogation or any other rights against the Company
or any other Restricted Subsidiary of the Company as a result of any payment by
such Restricted Subsidiary under its Subsidiary Guarantee; provided that this
paragraph shall not be applicable to any Guarantee or any Restricted Subsidiary
that existed at the time such Person became a Restricted Subsidiary and was not
incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such Person becoming a
Restricted Subsidiary. If the Guaranteed Indebtedness is subordinated to the
Notes, then the Guarantee of such Guaranteed Indebtedness shall be subordinated
to the Subsidiary Guarantee at least to the extent that the Guaranteed
Indebtedness is subordinated to the Notes.

Section 4.18. Payments for Consent.

           The Company shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries
to, directly or indirectly, pay or cause to be paid any consideration to or for
the benefit of any Holder of Notes for or as an inducement to any consent,
waiver or amendment of any of the terms or provisions of this Indenture or the
Notes unless such consideration is offered to be paid and is paid to all Holders
of the Notes that consent, waive or agree to amend in the time frame set forth
in the solicitation documents relating to such consent, waiver or agreement.

Section 4.19. Application of Fall-Away Covenants.

           During any period of time that (a) the Notes have Investment Grade
Ratings from both Rating Agencies and (b) no Default or Event of Default has
occurred and is continuing, the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall
not be subject to the provisions of Sections 4.07, 4.08, 4.09, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12,
4.13 and clause (4) of the first paragraph of Section 5.01 (collectively, the
"Suspended Covenants"). In the event that the Company and its Restricted
Subsidiaries are not subject to the Suspended Covenants for any period of time
as a result of the preceding sentence and, subsequently, one or both of the
Rating Agencies withdraws its ratings or downgrades the ratings assigned to the
Notes below the required Investment Grade Ratings or a Default or Event of
Default occurs and is continuing, then the Company and its Restricted
Subsidiaries shall thereafter again be subject to the Suspended Covenants and
compliance with the Suspended Covenants with respect to the Restricted Payments
made after the time of such withdrawal, downgrade, Default or Event of Default
will be calculated in accordance with the terms of Section 4.07 as though such
covenant had been in effect during the entire period of time from the Issue

                              ARTICLE 5 SUCCESSORS

Section 5.01. Merger, Consolidation, or Sale of Assets.

           Neither of the Issuers may, directly or indirectly: (1) consolidate
or merge with or into another Person (whether or not such Issuer is the
surviving corporation); or (2) sell, assign, transfer, convey or otherwise
dispose of all or substantially all of its properties or assets, in one or more
related transactions, to another Person; unless: