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Section 7.11. Preferential Collection of Claims Against the Issuers.

           The Trustee is subject to TIA ss. 311(a), excluding any creditor
relationship listed in TIA ss. 311(b). A Trustee who has resigned or been
removed shall be subject to TIA ss. 311(a) to the extent indicated therein.


Section 8.01. Option to Effect Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance.

           The Issuers may, at the option of their respective Boards of
Directors evidenced by a resolution set forth in an Officers' Certificate of
each of the Issuers, at any time, elect to have either Section 8.02 or 8.03 be
applied to all outstanding Notes upon compliance with the conditions set forth
below in this Article 8.

Section 8.02. Legal Defeasance and Discharge.

           Upon the Issuers' exercise under Section 8.01 of the option
applicable to this Section 8.02, the Issuers shall, subject to the satisfaction
of the conditions set forth in Section 8.04, be deemed to have been discharged
from their obligations with respect to all outstanding Notes on the date the
conditions set forth below are satisfied (hereinafter, "Legal Defeasance"). For
this purpose, Legal Defeasance means that the Issuers shall be deemed to have
paid and discharged the entire Indebtedness represented by the outstanding
Notes, which shall thereafter be deemed to be "outstanding" only for the
purposes of Section 8.05 and the other Sections of this Indenture referred to in
(a) and (b) below, and to have satisfied all their other obligations under such
Notes and this Indenture (and the Trustee, on demand of and at the expense of
the Issuers, shall execute proper instruments acknowledging the same), except
for the following provisions which shall survive until otherwise terminated or
discharged hereunder:

           (a) the rights of Holders of outstanding Notes to receive payments in
respect of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on such Notes when
such payments are due from the trust referred to below;

           (b) the Issuers' obligations with respect to the Notes concerning
issuing temporary Notes, registration of Notes, mutilated, destroyed, lost or
stolen Notes and the maintenance of an office or agency for payment and money
for security payments held in trust;