This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. This Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of, and be subject to an agreement in the form of the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed an agreement in such form (but without any Schedule except for the election of the laws of the State of New York as the governing law (without reference to choice of law doctrine) and the other elections specified herein) on the Trade Date. In the event of any inconsistency between provisions of the Agreement and this Confirmation, this Confirmation will prevail for the purpose of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. The parties hereby agree that no transaction other than the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates shall be governed by the Agreement.
The Transaction constitutes a Share Option Transaction for purposes of the Equity Definitions. The terms of the particular Transaction to which this Confirmation relates are as follows:
October 10, 2013
The third Exchange Business Day immediately prior to the Premium Payment Date
“Modified American”, as described under “Procedures for Exercise” below
The Series A common stock of Counterparty, par value USD 0.01 per share (Exchange symbol “LMCA”).
Number of Options:
900,000. For the avoidance of doubt, the Number of Options shall be reduced by any Options exercised by Counterparty. In no event will the Number of Options be less than zero.
A number equal to the product of the Applicable Percentage and 5.5882.
Premium Payment Date:
October 17, 2013
The NASDAQ Global Select Market
Sections 12.03 and 12.04(h) of the Indenture.
With respect to any conversion of a Convertible Note, the date on which the Noteholder (as such term is defined in the Indenture) of such Convertible Note satisfies all of the requirements for conversion thereof as set forth in Section 12.02 of the Indenture.
Free Convertibility Date:
April 15, 2023
The Valuation Time
October 15, 2023, subject to earlier exercise.
Applicable, as described under “Automatic Exercise” below.
Notwithstanding Section 3.4 of the Equity Definitions, and subject to Section 9(h)(ii), on each Conversion Date in respect of which a Notice of Conversion (as such term is defined in the Indenture) that is effective as to Counterparty has been delivered by the relevant converting Noteholder, a number of Options equal to the number of Convertible Notes in denominations of USD 1,000 as to which such Conversion Date has occurred (such Convertible Notes, the “Relevant Convertible Notes” for such Conversion Date) shall be deemed to be automatically exercised; provided that such Options shall be exercised or deemed exercised only if Counterparty has provided a Notice of Exercise to Dealer in accordance with “Notice of Exercise” below.
Notice of Exercise:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Equity Definitions or under “Automatic Exercise” above, in order to exercise any Options, Counterparty must notify Dealer in writing before 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Scheduled Valid Day immediately preceding the scheduled first day of the Settlement Averaging Period for the Options being exercised (the “Exercise Notice Deadline”) of (i) the number of such Options and (ii) the scheduled first day of the Settlement Averaging Period and the scheduled Settlement Date; provided that in respect of Options relating to Convertible Notes with a Conversion Date occurring on or after the Free Convertibility Date, such notice may be given on or prior to the second Scheduled Valid Day immediately preceding the Expiration Date and need only specify the number of such Options. For the avoidance of doubt, if Counterparty fails to give such notice when due in respect of any exercise of Options hereunder, Dealer’s obligation to make any payment in respect of such exercise shall be permanently extinguished, and late notice shall not cure
At the close of trading of the regular trading session on the Exchange; provided that if the principal trading session is extended, the Calculation Agent shall determine the Valuation Time in its reasonable discretion.
Market Disruption Event:
Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby replaced in its entirety by the following:
In lieu of Section 8.1 of the Equity Definitions, Dealer will pay to Counterparty, on the relevant Settlement Date, the Option Cash Settlement Amount in respect of any Option exercised or deemed exercised hereunder. In no event will the Option Cash Settlement Amount be less than zero.
Option Cash Settlement Amount:
In respect of any Option exercised or deemed exercised, an amount in cash equal to (A) the sum of the products, for each Valid Day during the Settlement Averaging Period for such Option, of (x) the Option Entitlement on such Valid Day multiplied by (y) the Relevant Price on such Valid Day less the Strike Price, divided by (B) the number of Valid Days in the Settlement Averaging Period; provided that if the calculation contained in clause
A day on which (i) there is no Market Disruption Event and (ii) trading in the Shares generally occurs on the primary exchange or quotation system on which Shares then trade or are quoted. If the Shares are not traded or quoted, “Valid Day” means a Business Day.
Scheduled Valid Day:
A day that is scheduled to be a Valid Day.
Any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day on which the banking institutions in New York City are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close or be closed.
On any Valid Day, the per Share volume-weighted average price as displayed under the heading “Bloomberg VWAP” on Bloomberg page LMCA <equity> AQR (or any successor thereto) in respect of the period from the scheduled opening time of the Exchange to the Scheduled Closing Time of the Exchange on such Valid Day (or if such volume-weighted average price is unavailable or is manifestly incorrect, as determined by the Calculation Agent, the market value of one Share on such Valid Day, as determined by the Calculation Agent using, if practicable, a volume-weighted average method). The Relevant Price will be determined without regard to after hours trading or any other trading outside of the regular trading session trading hours.
Settlement Averaging Period:
For any Option:
if the related Conversion Date occurs prior to the Free Convertibility Date, the 40 consecutive Valid Days commencing on, and including, the third Valid Day following such Conversion Date; or
if the related Conversion Date occurs on or following the Free Convertibility Date, the 40 consecutive Valid Days commencing on, and including, the 42nd Scheduled Valid Day immediately prior to the Expiration Date.
For any Option, the date cash is paid under the terms of the Indenture with respect to the conversion of the Convertible Note related to such Option.
Additional Terms applicable to the Transaction.
Potential Adjustment Events:
Notwithstanding Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions, a “Potential Adjustment Event” means an occurrence of any event or condition, as set forth in any
Method of Adjustment:
Calculation Agent Adjustment, which means that, notwithstanding Section 11.2(c) of the Equity Definitions, upon any Potential Adjustment Event, the Calculation Agent shall make a corresponding adjustment to any one or more of the Strike Price, Number of Options, Option Entitlement and any other variable relevant to the exercise, settlement or payment for the Transaction; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Calculation Agent in good faith and following consultation with Counterparty disagrees with any adjustment to the Convertible Notes that involves an exercise of discretion by Counterparty or its board of directors (including, without limitation, pursuant to Section 12.04(g) of the Indenture or in connection with any proportional adjustment or the determination of the fair value of any securities, property, rights or other assets), then in each such case, the Calculation Agent will determine the adjustment to be made to any one or more of the Strike Price, Number of Options, Option Entitlement and any other variable relevant to the exercise, settlement or payment for the Transaction in a commercially reasonable manner; provided further that, in the case of any adjustment relating to a spin-off of all or substantially all of Counterparty’s property and assets to which Section 12.04(c) of the Indenture applies, the Calculation Agent may limit or alter any such adjustment referenced in this paragraph so that the fair value of the Transaction to Dealer (taking into account a commercially reasonable hedge position) is not adversely affected as a result of such adjustment.
Dilution Adjustment Provisions:
Sections 12.04(a) through (e) and (g) of the Indenture.
Applicable; provided that notwithstanding Section 12.1(b) of the Equity Definitions, a “Merger Event” means the occurrence of any event or condition set forth in the definition of “Merger Event” in Section 12.05 of the Indenture.
Applicable; provided that notwithstanding Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions, a “Tender Offer” means the occurrence of any event or condition set forth in Section 12.04(e) of the Indenture.
Notwithstanding Section 12.2 and Section 12.3 of the Equity Definitions, upon the occurrence of a Merger Event or a Tender Offer, the Calculation Agent shall make a corresponding adjustment in respect of any adjustment under the Indenture to any one or more of the nature of the Shares (in the case of a Merger Event), Strike Price, Number of Options, Option Entitlement and any other variable relevant to the exercise, settlement or payment for the Transaction; provided, however, that such adjustment shall be made without regard to any adjustment to the Conversion Rate pursuant to any Excluded Provision; provided further that the Calculation Agent may limit or alter any such adjustment referenced in this paragraph so that the fair value of the Transaction to Dealer (taking into account a commercially reasonable hedge position) is not adversely affected as a result of such adjustment; and provided further that if, (i) with respect to a Merger Event or a Tender Offer, the consideration for the Shares includes (or, at the option of a holder of Shares, may include) shares of an entity or person that is not a corporation or is not organized under the laws of the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia or (ii) with respect to a Merger Event, Tender Offer or Potential Adjustment Event, the Counterparty to the Transaction following such Merger Event, Tender Offer or Potential Adjustment Event will not be a corporation or will not be the sole Issuer following such Merger Event, Tender Offer or Potential Adjustment Event, then Cancellation and Payment (Calculation Agent Determination) may apply at Dealer’s sole election.
Nationalization, Insolvency or Delisting:
Cancellation and Payment (Calculation Agent Determination); provided that, in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it will also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or
Change in Law:
Applicable; provided that Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (i) adding the words “(including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, adoption or promulgation of new regulations authorized or mandated by existing statute)” at the end of clause (A) thereof, (ii) replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “or announcement of the interpretation (whether or not formal)”, (iii) adding the words “or any Hedge Positions” after the word “Shares” in clause (X) thereof, (iv) immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by the Hedging Party on the Trade Date” and (v) adding the words “, or holding, acquiring or disposing of Shares or any Hedge Positions relating to,” after the word “under” in clause (Y) thereof”.
Applicable; provided that:
Section 12.9(a)(v) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (a) inserting the following words at the end of clause (A) thereof: “in the manner contemplated by the Hedging Party on the Trade Date” and (b) inserting the following two phrases at the end of such Section:
Section 12.9(b)(iii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by inserting in the third line thereof, after the words “to terminate the Transaction”, the words “or a portion of the Transaction affected by such Hedging Disruption”.
Increased Cost of Hedging:
Applicable; provided that:
For all applicable Additional Disruption Events, Dealer.
Calculation Agent. Dealer; provided that all determinations and adjustments by the Calculation Agent hereunder shall be made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner; provided further that, upon receipt of a written request from Counterparty following any determination or adjustment made by the Calculation Agent hereunder, the Calculation Agent shall, with reasonable promptness, provide Counterparty with a written explanation describing in reasonable detail such determination or adjustment (including any quotations, market data or information from internal sources used in making such determination or adjustment, but without disclosing the Calculation Agent’s proprietary models or other information that may be proprietary or confidential).
Account for payments to Counterparty:
Account for payments to Dealer:
The Office of Counterparty for the Transaction is: Inapplicable, Counterparty is not a Multibranch Party.
The Office of Dealer for the Transaction is: Charlotte
Address for notices or communications to Counterparty:
Address for notices or communications to Dealer:
Representations, Warranties and Agreements of Counterparty.
Counterparty has all necessary corporate power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations in respect of the Transaction; such execution, delivery and performance have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on Counterparty’s part; and this Confirmation has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Counterparty and constitutes its valid and binding obligation, enforceable against Counterparty in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws affecting creditors’ rights and remedies generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to general principles of equity, including principles of commercial reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding at law or in equity) and except that rights to indemnification and contribution hereunder may be limited by federal or state securities laws or public policy relating thereto.
Neither the execution and delivery of this Confirmation nor the incurrence or performance of obligations of Counterparty hereunder will conflict with or result in a breach of the certificate of incorporation or by‑laws (or any equivalent documents) of Counterparty, or any applicable law or regulation, or any order, writ, injunction or decree of any court or governmental authority or agency, or any agreement or instrument to which Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries is subject, or constitute a default under, or result in the creation of any lien under, any such agreement or instrument.
No consent, approval, authorization, or order of, or filing with, any governmental agency or body or any court is required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by Counterparty of this Confirmation, except such as have been obtained or made and such as may be required under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or state securities laws.
Counterparty is not and, after consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, will not be required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
Counterparty is an “eligible contract participant” (as such term is defined in Section 1a(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended, and CFTC regulations (17 CFR § 1.3)), other than a person that is an eligible contract participant under Section 1a(18)(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act, because it is a corporation, partnership, organization, trust, or other entity (other than a commodity pool or a proprietorship) that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000.
Each of it and its controlled affiliates is not, on the date hereof, in possession of any material non-public information with respect to Counterparty or the Shares.
No state or local (including any non-U.S. jurisdiction’s) law, rule, regulation or regulatory order applicable to the Shares would give rise to any reporting, consent, registration or other requirement (including without limitation a requirement to obtain prior approval from any person or entity) as a result of Dealer or its affiliates owning or holding (however defined) Shares; provided that Counterparty makes no representation or warranty regarding any such requirement that is applicable generally to the ownership of equity securities by Dealer or its affiliates solely as a result of their being a financial institution or broker-dealer.
Counterparty (A) is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to all transactions and investment strategies involving a security or securities; (B) will exercise independent judgment in evaluating the recommendations of any broker-dealer or its associated persons, unless it has otherwise notified the broker-dealer in writing; and (C) has total assets of at least $50 million.
Without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, Counterparty acknowledges that Dealer is not making any representations or warranties or taking any position or expressing any view with respect to the treatment of the Transaction under any accounting standards including ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (or any successor issue statements) or under FASB’s Liabilities & Equity Project.
Counterparty understands no obligations of Dealer to it hereunder will be entitled to the benefit of deposit insurance and that such obligations will not be guaranteed by any affiliate of Dealer or any governmental agency.
Counterparty has not and will not directly or indirectly violate any applicable law (including, without limitation, the Securities Act and the Exchange Act) in connection with the Transaction.
Prior to the Trade Date, Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer a resolution of Counterparty’s board of directors authorizing the Transaction and such other certificate or certificates as Dealer shall reasonably request including but not limited to an incumbency certificate, dated as of the Trade Date, of Counterparty in customary form.
Opinions. Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer an opinion of counsel, dated as of the Trade Date, with respect to the matters set forth in Sections 8(a) through (c) of this Confirmation. Delivery of such opinion to Dealer shall be a condition precedent for the purpose of Section 2(a)(iii) of the Agreement with respect to each obligation of Dealer under Section 2(a)(i) of the Agreement.
Repurchase Notices. Counterparty shall, on any day on which Counterparty effects any repurchase of Shares, promptly give Dealer a written notice of such repurchase (a “Repurchase Notice”) on such day if following such repurchase, the Option Equity Percentage (as defined below) as determined on the date of such Repurchase Notice is (i) greater than 8.0% and (ii) greater by 0.5% than the Option Equity Percentage included in the immediately preceding Repurchase Notice (or, in the case of the first such Repurchase Notice, greater than the Option Equity Percentage as of the date hereof). Counterparty agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Dealer and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates, advisors, agents and controlling persons (each, an “Indemnified Person”) from and against any and all losses (including losses relating to Dealer’s hedging activities as a consequence of becoming, or of the risk of becoming, a Section 16 “insider”, including without limitation, any forbearance from hedging activities or cessation of hedging activities and any losses in connection therewith with respect to the Transaction), claims, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees), joint or several, which an Indemnified Person may become subject to, as a result of Counterparty’s failure to provide Dealer with a Repurchase Notice on the day and in the manner specified in this paragraph, and to reimburse, within 30 days, upon written request, each of such Indemnified Persons for any reasonable legal or other expenses incurred in connection with investigating, preparing for, providing testimony or other evidence in connection with or defending any of the foregoing. If any suit, action, proceeding (including any governmental or regulatory investigation), claim or demand shall be brought or asserted against the Indemnified Person as a result of Counterparty’s failure to provide Dealer with a Repurchase Notice in accordance with this paragraph, such Indemnified Person shall promptly notify Counterparty in writing, and Counterparty, upon request of the Indemnified Person, shall retain counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Person to represent the Indemnified Person and any others Counterparty may designate in such proceeding and shall pay the fees and expenses of such counsel related to such proceeding. Counterparty shall not be liable for any settlement of any proceeding contemplated by this paragraph that is effected without its written consent, but if settled with such consent or if there be a final judgment for the plaintiff, Counterparty agrees to indemnify any Indemnified Person from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement or judgment. Counterparty shall not, without the prior written consent of the Indemnified Person, effect any settlement of any pending or threatened proceeding contemplated by this paragraph that is in respect of which any Indemnified Person is or could have been a party and indemnity could have been sought hereunder by such Indemnified Person, unless such settlement includes an unconditional release of such Indemnified Person from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such proceeding on terms reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Person. If the indemnification provided for in this paragraph is unavailable to an Indemnified Person or insufficient in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities referred to therein, then Counterparty hereunder, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnified Person thereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities. The remedies provided for in this paragraph (b) are not exclusive and shall not limit any rights or remedies which may otherwise be available to any Indemnified Person at law or in equity. The indemnity and contribution agreements contained in
Regulation M. Counterparty is not on the Trade Date engaged in a distribution, as such term is used in Regulation M under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), of any securities of Counterparty, other than a distribution meeting the requirements of the exception set forth in Rules 101(b)(10) and 102(b)(7) of Regulation M. Counterparty shall not, until the second Scheduled Trading Day immediately following the Effective Date, engage in any such distribution.
No Manipulation. Counterparty is not entering into the Transaction nor making any election hereunder to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares) or otherwise in violation of the Exchange Act.
Transfer or Assignment.
Counterparty shall have the right to transfer or assign its rights and obligations hereunder with respect to all, but not less than all, of the Options hereunder (such Options, the “Transfer Options”); provided that such transfer or assignment shall be subject to reasonable conditions that Dealer may impose, including but not limited, to the following conditions:
With respect to any Transfer Options, Counterparty shall not be released from its notice and indemnification obligations pursuant to Section 9(b) or any obligations under Section 9(m) or 9(q) of this Confirmation;
Any Transfer Options shall only be transferred or assigned to a third party that is a United States person (as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended);
Such transfer or assignment shall be effected on terms, including any reasonable undertakings by such third party (including, but not limited to, an undertaking with respect to compliance with applicable securities laws in a manner that, in the reasonable judgment of Dealer, will not expose Dealer to material risks under applicable securities laws) and execution of any documentation and delivery of legal opinions with respect to securities laws and other matters by such third party and Counterparty, as are requested and reasonably satisfactory to Dealer;
Dealer will not, as a result of such transfer and assignment, be required to pay the transferee on any payment date an amount under Section 2(d)(i)(4) of the Agreement greater than an amount that Dealer would have been required to pay to Counterparty in the absence of such transfer and assignment;
An Event of Default, Potential Event of Default or Termination Event will not occur as a result of such transfer and assignment;
Without limiting the generality of clause (B), Counterparty shall cause the transferee to make such Payee Tax Representations and to provide such tax documentation as may be reasonably requested by Dealer to permit Dealer to determine that results described in clauses (D) and (E) will not occur upon or after such transfer and assignment; and
Counterparty shall be responsible for all reasonable costs and expenses, including reasonable counsel fees, incurred by Dealer in connection with such transfer or assignment.
Dealer may, without Counterparty’s consent, transfer or assign all or any part of its rights or obligations under the Transaction to any affiliate of Dealer with a rating (or whose guarantor has a rating) for its long term, unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness equal to or better than A- by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services or its successor (“S&P”) or A3 by Moody’s Investor Services, Inc. (“Moody’s”) or, if either S&P or Moody’s ceases to rate such debt, at least an equivalent rating or better by a substitute rating agency mutually agreed by Counterparty and Dealer; provided (x) that Dealer and such affiliate both qualify as “dealers in securities” (“Securities Dealers”) within the meaning of Section 475(c)(1) of the Code (as defined below) and (y) that in the event of a change in law pursuant to which final or temporary Treasury regulations promulgated under the Code (as in effect on the date of such transfer or assignment) no longer provide that a transfer or assignment hereunder by one Securities Dealer to another Securities Dealer will not constitute a disposition or termination of the Transaction to the Counterparty and the transfer or assignment is not otherwise clearly treated as a non-realization event to the Counterparty for U.S. federal income tax purposes, any such transfer or assignment would require Counterparty’s consent (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); and provided further that Counterparty will not be required to pay the transferee on any payment date an amount under Section 2(d)(i)(4) of the Agreement greater than an amount that Counterparty would have been required to pay to Dealer in the absence of such transfer and assignment. All other transfers or assignments by Dealer shall require the prior written consent of Counterparty, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. If at any time at which (A) the Section 16 Percentage exceeds 7.5%, (B) the Option Equity Percentage exceeds 14.5%, or (C) the Share Amount exceeds the Applicable Share Limit (if any applies) (any such condition described in clauses (A), (B) or (C), an “Excess Ownership Position”), Dealer is unable after using its commercially reasonable efforts to effect a transfer or assignment of Options to a third party on pricing terms reasonably acceptable to Dealer and within a time period reasonably acceptable to Dealer such that no Excess Ownership Position exists, then Dealer may designate any Exchange Business Day as an Early Termination Date with respect to a portion of the Transaction (the “Terminated Portion”), such that following such partial termination no Excess Ownership Position exists. In the event that Dealer so designates an Early Termination Date with respect to a portion of the Transaction, a payment shall be made pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement as if (1) an Early Termination Date had been designated in respect of a Transaction having terms identical to the Transaction and a Number of Options equal to the number of Options underlying the Terminated Portion, (2) Counterparty were the sole Affected Party with respect to such partial termination and (3) the Terminated Portion were the sole Affected Transaction. Dealer shall notify Counterparty of an Excess Ownership Position with respect to which it intends to seek to effect a transfer or assignment as soon as reasonably practicable after becoming aware of such Excess Ownership Position. The “Section 16 Percentage” as of any day is the fraction, expressed as a percentage, (A) the numerator of which is the number of Shares that Dealer and each person subject to aggregation of Shares with Dealer under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder directly or indirectly beneficially own (as defined under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder) and (B) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding. The “Option Equity Percentage” as of any day is the fraction, expressed as a percentage, (A) the numerator of which is the sum of (1) the product of the Number of Options and the Option Entitlement and (2) the aggregate number of Shares underlying any other call option transaction sold by Dealer to Counterparty, and (B) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding. The “Share Amount” as of any day is the number of
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Confirmation to the contrary requiring or allowing Dealer to purchase, sell, receive or deliver any Shares or other securities, or make or receive any payment in cash, to or from Counterparty, Dealer may designate any of its affiliates to purchase, sell, receive or deliver such Shares or other securities, or to make or receive such payment in cash, and otherwise to perform Dealer’s obligations in respect of the Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty to the extent of any such performance.
Terms Relating to Agent.
Agent is registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is acting hereunder for and on behalf of Dealer solely in its capacity as agent for Dealer pursuant to instructions from Dealer, and is not and will not be acting as Counterparty’s agent, broker, advisor or fiduciary in any respect under or in connection with the Transaction.
In addition to acting as Dealer’s agent in executing this Transaction, Agent is authorized from time to time to give written payment and/or delivery instructions to Counterparty directing it to make its payments and/or deliveries under this Transaction to an account of Agent for remittance to Dealer (or its designee), and for that purpose any such payment or delivery by Counterparty to Agent shall be treated as a payment or delivery to Dealer.
Except as otherwise provided herein, any and all notices, demands, or communications of any kind transmitted in writing by either Dealer or Counterparty under or in connection with this Transaction will be transmitted exclusively by such party to the other party through Agent at the following address:
Agent shall have no responsibility or liability to Dealer or Counterparty for or arising from (i) any failure by either Dealer or Counterparty to perform any of their respective obligations under or in connection with this Transaction, (ii) the collection or enforcement of any such obligations, or (iii) the exercise of any of the rights and remedies of either Dealer or Counterparty under or in connection with this Transaction.
Upon written request, Agent will furnish to Dealer and Counterparty the date and time of the execution of this Transaction and a statement as to the source and amount of any remuneration received or to be received by Agent in connection with this Transaction.
Additional Termination Events.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation, if an event of default with respect to Counterparty occurs under the terms of the Convertible Notes as set forth in Section 6.01 of the Indenture, then such event of default shall constitute an Additional Termination Event applicable to the Transaction and, with respect to such Additional Termination Event, (A) Counterparty shall be deemed to be the sole Affected Party, (B) the Transaction shall be the sole Affected Transaction and (C) Dealer shall be the party entitled to designate an Early Termination Date pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Agreement.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation, the receipt by Dealer from Counterparty, within the applicable time period set forth under “Notice of Exercise” above, of any Notice of Exercise in respect of Options that relate to Relevant Convertible Notes as to which additional Shares would be added to the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 12.03 of the Indenture in connection with a “Make-Whole Fundamental Change” (as defined in the Indenture) shall constitute an Additional Termination Event as provided in this Section 9(h)(ii). Upon receipt of any such Notice of Exercise, Dealer shall designate an Exchange Business Day following such Additional Termination Event (which Exchange Business Day shall in no event be earlier than the related settlement date for such Convertible Notes) as an Early Termination Date with respect to the portion of this Transaction corresponding to a number of Options (the “Make-Whole Conversion Options”) equal to the lesser of (A) the number of such Options specified in such Notice of Exercise and (B) the Number of Options as of the date Dealer designates such Early Termination Date and, as of such date, the Number of Options shall be reduced by the number of Make-Whole Conversion Options. Any payment hereunder with respect to such termination shall be calculated pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement as if (1) an Early Termination Date had been designated in respect of a Transaction having terms identical to this Transaction and a Number of Options equal to the number of Make-Whole Conversion Options, (2) Counterparty were the sole Affected Party with respect to such Additional Termination Event and (3) the terminated portion of the Transaction were the sole Affected Transaction (and, for the avoidance of doubt, in determining the amount payable pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement, the Calculation Agent shall not take into account any adjustments to the Option Entitlement that result from corresponding adjustments to the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 12.03 of the Indenture); provided that the amount of cash deliverable in respect of such early termination by Dealer to Counterparty shall not be greater than the product of (x) the Applicable Percentage and (y) the excess of (I) (1) the number of Make-Whole Conversion Options multiplied by (2) the Conversion Rate (after taking into account any applicable adjustments to the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 12.03 of the Indenture) multiplied by (3) a price per Share determined by the Calculation Agent over (II) the aggregate principal amount of such Convertible Notes, as determined by the Calculation Agent in a commercially reasonable manner.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation, in the event that Counterparty amends, modifies, supplements, waives or obtains a waiver in respect of any term of the Indenture or the Convertible Notes governing the principal amount,
Amendments to Equity Definitions.
Section 12.6(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (1) deleting from the fourth line thereof the word “or” after the word “official” and inserting a comma therefor, and (2) deleting the semi-colon at the end of subsection (B) thereof and inserting the following words therefor “or (C) the occurrence of any of the events specified in Section 5(a)(vii)(1) through (9) of the ISDA Master Agreement with respect to that Issuer.”
Section 12.9(b)(i) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (1) replacing “either party may elect” with “Dealer may elect” and (2) replacing “notice to the other party” with “notice to Counterparty” in the first sentence of such section.
Setoff. In addition to and without limiting any rights of set-off that a party hereto may have as a matter of law, pursuant to contract or otherwise, upon the occurrence of an Early Termination Date, either party (“X”) shall have the right to set off any obligation that it may have to the other party (“Y”) under this Confirmation, including without limitation any obligation to make any payment of cash, against any obligation Y may have to X under any other agreement between X and Y, except any Equity Contract (each such contract or agreement, a “Separate Agreement”), including without limitation any obligation to make a payment of cash or a delivery of any other property or securities. For this purpose, X shall be entitled to convert any obligation (or the relevant portion of such obligation) denominated in one currency into another currency at the rate of exchange at which it would be able to purchase the relevant amount of such currency, and to convert any obligation to deliver any non-cash property into an obligation to deliver cash in an amount calculated by reference to the market value of such property as of the Early Termination Date, as determined by the Calculation Agent in good faith; provided that in the case of a set-off of any obligation to release or deliver assets against any right to receive fungible assets, such obligation and right shall be set off in kind and; provided further that in determining the value of any obligation to deliver any securities, the value at any time of such obligation shall be determined by reference to the market value of such securities at such time, as determined in good faith by the Calculation Agent. If an obligation is unascertained at the time of any such set-off, the Calculation Agent may in good faith estimate the amount or value of such obligation, in which case set-off will be effected in respect of that estimate, and the relevant party shall account to the other party at the time such obligation or right is ascertained. For the avoidance of doubt and notwithstanding anything to the contrary provided in this Section 9(j), in the event of bankruptcy or liquidation of either Counterparty or Dealer neither party shall have the right to set off any obligation that it may have to the other party under the Transaction against any obligation such other party may have to it, whether arising under the Agreement, this Confirmation or any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise. “Equity Contract” shall mean for purposes of this provision any transaction relating to Shares between X and Y that qualifies as ‘equity’ under applicable accounting rules.
Securities Act. Each of Dealer and Counterparty acknowledges that the offer and sale of the Transaction to it is intended to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act, by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) thereof. Accordingly, Counterparty represents and warrants to Dealer that (i) it has
Waiver of Jury Trial. Each party waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any suit, action or proceeding relating to the Transaction. Each party (i) certifies that no representative, agent or attorney of either party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of such a suit, action or proceeding, seek to enforce the foregoing waiver and (ii) acknowledges that it and the other party have been induced to enter into the Transaction, as applicable, by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications provided herein.
Registration. Counterparty hereby agrees that if, in the good faith reasonable judgment of Dealer, the Shares (“Hedge Shares”) acquired by Dealer for the purpose of hedging its obligations pursuant to the Transaction cannot be sold in the public market by Dealer without registration under the Securities Act, Counterparty shall, at its election, either (i) in order to allow Dealer to sell the Hedge Shares in a registered offering, make available to Dealer an effective registration statement under the Securities Act and (A) enter into an agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to Dealer, substantially in the form of an underwriting agreement for a registered secondary offering, (B) provide accountant’s “comfort” letters in customary form for registered offerings of equity securities, (C) provide disclosure opinions of nationally recognized outside counsel to Counterparty reasonably acceptable to Dealer, (D) provide other customary opinions, certificates and closing documents customary in form for registered offerings of equity securities and (E) afford Dealer a reasonable opportunity to conduct a “due diligence” investigation with respect to Counterparty customary in scope for underwritten offerings of equity securities; provided, however, that if Dealer, in its sole reasonable discretion, is not satisfied with access to due diligence materials, the results of its due diligence investigation, or the procedures and documentation for the registered offering referred to above, then clause (ii) or clause (iii) of this paragraph shall apply at the election of Counterparty, (ii) in order to allow Dealer to sell the Hedge Shares in a private placement, enter into a private placement agreement substantially similar to private placement purchase agreements customary for private placements of equity securities, in form and substance satisfactory to Dealer, including customary representations, covenants, blue sky and other governmental filings and/or registrations, indemnities to Dealer, due diligence rights (for Dealer or any designated buyer of the Hedge Shares from Dealer), opinions and certificates and such other documentation as is customary for private placements agreements, all reasonably acceptable to Dealer (in which case, the Calculation Agent shall make any adjustments to the terms of the Transaction that are necessary, in its reasonable judgment, to compensate Dealer for any discount from the public market price of the Shares incurred on the sale of Hedge Shares in a private placement), or (iii) purchase the Hedge Shares from Dealer at the Relevant Price on such Exchange Business Days, and in the amounts, requested by Dealer.
Tax Disclosure. Effective from the date of commencement of discussions concerning the Transaction, Counterparty and each of its employees, representatives, or other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) that are provided to Counterparty relating to such tax treatment and tax structure.
Right to Extend. Dealer may postpone or add, in whole or in part, any Valid Day or Valid Days during the Settlement Averaging Period or any other date of valuation, payment or delivery by Dealer, with respect to some or all of the Options hereunder, if Dealer reasonably determines, in its discretion, that such action is reasonably necessary or appropriate to preserve Dealer’s hedging
Securities Contract; Swap Agreement. The parties hereto intend for (i) the Transaction to be a “securities contract” and a “swap agreement” as defined in the Bankruptcy Code (Title 11 of the United States Code) (the “Bankruptcy Code”), and the parties hereto to be entitled to the protections afforded by, among other Sections, Sections 362(b)(6), 362(b)(17), 546(e), 546(g), 555 and 560 of the Bankruptcy Code, (ii) a party’s right to liquidate the Transaction and to exercise any other remedies upon the occurrence of any Event of Default under the Agreement with respect to the other party to constitute a “contractual right” as described in the Bankruptcy Code, and (iii) each payment and delivery of cash, securities or other property hereunder to constitute a “margin payment” or “settlement payment” and a “transfer” as defined in the Bankruptcy Code.
Notice of Certain Other Events. Counterparty covenants and agrees that:
promptly following the public announcement of the results of any election by the holders of Shares with respect to the consideration due upon consummation of any Merger Event, Counterparty shall give Dealer written notice of the types and amounts of consideration that holders of Shares have affirmatively elected to receive upon consummation of such Merger Event (the date of such notification, the “Consideration Notification Date”); provided that in no event shall the Consideration Notification Date be later than the date on which such Merger Event is consummated; and
promptly following any adjustment to the Convertible Notes in connection with any Potential Adjustment Event, Merger Event or Tender Offer, Counterparty shall give Dealer written notice of the details of such adjustment.
Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act. In connection with Section 739 of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (“WSTAA”), the parties hereby agree that neither the enactment of WSTAA or any regulation under the WSTAA, nor any requirement under WSTAA or an amendment made by WSTAA, shall limit or otherwise impair either party’s otherwise applicable rights to terminate, renegotiate, modify, amend or supplement this Confirmation or the Agreement, as applicable, arising from a termination event, force majeure, illegality, increased costs, regulatory change or similar event under this Confirmation, the Equity Definitions incorporated herein, or the Agreement (including, but not limited to, rights arising from Change in Law, Hedging Disruption, Increased Cost of Hedging, an Excess Ownership Position, or Illegality (as defined in the Agreement)).
Agreements and Acknowledgements Regarding Hedging. Counterparty understands, acknowledges and agrees that: (A) at any time on and prior to the Expiration Date, Dealer and its affiliates may buy or sell Shares or other securities or buy or sell options or futures contracts or enter into swaps or other derivative securities in order to adjust its hedge position with respect to the Transaction; (B) Dealer and its affiliates also may be active in the market for Shares other than in connection with hedging activities in relation to the Transaction; (C) Dealer shall make its own determination as to whether, when or in what manner any hedging or market activities in securities of Issuer shall be conducted and shall do so in a manner that it deems appropriate to hedge its price and market risk with respect to the Relevant Prices; and (D) any market activities of Dealer and its affiliates with respect to Shares may affect the market price and volatility of Shares, as well as the Relevant Prices, each in a manner that may be adverse to Counterparty.
Early Unwind. In the event the sale of the “Firm Securities” (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) is not consummated with the Initial Purchasers for any reason, or Counterparty fails to deliver to Dealer opinions of counsel as required pursuant to Section 9(a), in each case by 5:00
Withholding Tax Imposed on Payments to Non-U.S. Parties under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. “Tax” and “Indemnifiable Tax”, each as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any U.S. federal withholding tax imposed or collected pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code (a “FATCA Withholding Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, a FATCA Withholding Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.
Tax Representation and Tax Forms. For the purposes of Section 3(f) of the Agreement, Dealer and Counterparty each represent either (i) that they are “United States persons” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code or (ii) that payments received or deemed received pursuant to this Confirmation will be treated as income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States. To the extent clause (i) applies, the relevant party shall deliver to the other party, on or prior to the Trade Date, a properly completed and executed Internal Revenue Service Form W-9. To the extent clause (ii) applies, the relevant party shall deliver to the other party, on or prior to the Trade Date, a properly completed and executed Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI.
Amendments and Elections with Respect to the Agreement. The “Cross Default” provisions of Section 5(a)(vi) of the Agreement will apply to Dealer and will apply to Counterparty; provided that (A) the words “, or becoming capable at such time of being declared,” shall be deleted from Section 5(a)(vi), (B) “Specified Indebtedness” shall not include any obligation in respect of deposits received in the ordinary course of a party’s banking business, and (C) the “Threshold Amount” shall be, in relation to Dealer, an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the shareholders’ equity of Wells Fargo & Company and, in relation to Counterparty, USD $50,000,000.
LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION
/s/ Neal D. Dermer
Name: Neal D. Dermer
Vice President and Treasurer