tive or been declared effective by the Commission on or before the date on which
such registration statement is required to become or be declared effective
pursuant to Section 2(a) or 2(b), respectively, or (iii) the Exchange Offer has
not been completed within 30 business days after the initial effective date of
the Exchange Offer Registration Statement relating to the Exchange Offer (if the
Exchange Offer is then required to be made) or (iv) any Exchange Offer
Registration Statement or Shelf Registration Statement required by Section 2(a)
or 2(b) hereof is filed and declared effective but shall thereafter either be
withdrawn by the Issuers or shall become subject to an effective stop order
issued pursuant to Section 8(d) of the Securities Act suspending the
effectiveness of such registration statement (except as specifically permitted
herein) without being succeeded immediately by an additional registration
statement filed and declared effective (each such event referred to in clauses
(i) through (iv), a "Registration Default" and each period during which a
Registration Default has occurred and is continuing, a "Registration Default
Period"), then, as liquidated damages for such Registration Default, subject to
the provisions of Section 9(b), special interest ("Special Interest"), in
addition to the Base Interest, shall accrue on the aggregate principal amount of
the outstanding Notes at a per annum rate of 0.25% for the first 90 days of the
Registration Default Period, at a per annum rate of 0.50% for the second 90 days
of the Registration Default Period, at a per annum rate of 0.75% for the third
90 days of the Registration Default Period and at a per annum rate of 1.0%
thereafter for the remaining portion of the Registration Default Period. All
accrued Special Interest shall be paid in cash by the Issuers on each Interest
Payment Date (as defined in the Indenture).
(d) The Issuers shall use their reasonable best efforts to take all
actions necessary or advisable to be taken by them to ensure that the
transactions contemplated herein are effected as so contemplated in Section 2(a)
or 2(b) hereof.
(e) Any reference herein to a registration statement as of any time
shall be deemed to include any document incorporated, or deemed to be
incorporated, therein by reference as of such time and any reference herein to
any post-effective amendment to a registration statement as of any time shall be
deemed to include any document incorporated, or deemed to be incorporated,
therein by reference as of such time.
3. Registration Procedures.
If the Issuers file a registration statement pursuant to Section
2(a) or Section 2(b), the following provisions shall apply:
(a) At or before the Effective Time of the Exchange Offer or the
Shelf Registration, as the case may be, the Issuers shall cause the Indenture to
be qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.