|8-K - FORM 8-K - GILEAD SCIENCES INC||d8k.htm|
|EX-5.1 - OPINION LETTER - GILEAD SCIENCES INC||dex51.htm|
|EX-4.1 - INDENTURE, DATED AS OF MARCH 30, 2010 - GILEAD SCIENCES INC||dex41.htm|
FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
First Supplemental Indenture
Dated as of March 30, 2011
Supplementing the Indenture
Dated as of March 30, 2011
FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, dated as of March 30, 2011 (this First Supplemental Indenture), between Gilead Sciences, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of Delaware (herein called the Company), and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association, as Trustee (herein called Trustee);
WHEREAS, the Company and the Trustee have heretofore executed and delivered an Indenture, dated as of March 30, 2011 (the Base Indenture and, together with the First Supplemental Indenture, the Indenture), providing for the issuance from time to time of the Companys debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness (herein and therein called the Securities), to be issued in one or more series as provided in the Base Indenture;
WHEREAS, Section 12.1 of the Base Indenture permits the Company and the Trustee to enter into an indenture supplemental to the Base Indenture to establish the form and terms of any series of Securities;
WHEREAS, Section 2.1 of the Base Indenture permits the form of Securities of any series to be established in an indenture supplemental to the Base Indenture;
WHEREAS, Section 3.1 of the Base Indenture permits certain terms of any series of Securities to be established pursuant to an indenture supplemental to the Base Indenture;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 3.1 of the Base Indenture, the Company desires to provide for the establishment of a new series of Securities under the Base Indenture, the form and substance of such Securities and the terms, provisions and conditions thereof to be set forth as provided in the Base Indenture and this First Supplemental Indenture; and
WHEREAS, all things necessary to make this First Supplemental Indenture a valid agreement of the Company, in accordance with its terms, have been done.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing and the purchase of the Securities of the new series established by this First Supplemental Indenture by the holders thereof (the Holders), it is mutually agreed, for the equal and proportionate benefit of all such Holders, as follows:
DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION
Section 1.01 Relation to Base Indenture. This First Supplemental Indenture constitutes a part of the Base Indenture (the provisions of which, as modified by this First Supplemental Indenture, shall apply to the Notes (as defined in Section 2.01)) in respect of the Notes but shall not modify, amend or otherwise affect the Base Indenture insofar as it relates to any other series of Securities or modify, amend or otherwise affect in any manner the terms and conditions of the Securities of any other series.
Section 1.02 Definitions. For all purposes of this First Supplemental Indenture, the capitalized terms used herein (i) which are defined in this Section 1.02 have the respective meanings assigned hereto in this Section 1.02 and (ii) which are defined in the Base Indenture (and which are not defined in this Section 1.02) have the respective meanings assigned thereto in the Base Indenture. For all purposes of this First Supplemental Indenture:
(a) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to an Article or Section refers to an Article or Section, as the case may be, of this First Supplemental Indenture;
(b) The words herein, hereof and hereunder and words of similar import refer to this First Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision;
(c) Headings are for convenience of reference only and do not affect interpretations; and
(d) The terms defined in this Section 1.02(d) have the meanings assigned to them in this Section and include the plural as well as the singular:
Interest Payment Date has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(d).
Interest Period has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(d).
Maturity Date has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(c).
Notes has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(a).
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE NOTES
Section 2.01 Terms of Notes. Pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 3.1 of the Base Indenture, there is hereby established a new series of Securities, the terms of which shall be as follows:
(a) Designation. There is hereby authorized and established a new series of Securities under the Base Indenture, known and designated as the 4.50% Senior Notes due 2021 (the Notes) of the Company. This series of Notes is unlimited in aggregate principal amount. The initial aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be issued under this First Supplemental Indenture shall be $1,000,000,000. Any additional amounts of the Notes to be issued shall be set forth in a Company Order.
(b) Form and Denominations. The Notes will be issued only in fully registered form, and the authorized denominations of the Notes shall be $2,000 principal amount and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Notes will initially be issued in the form of one or more Global Securities substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto, with such modifications thereto as may be approved by the authorized officer executing the same. The Notes will be denominated in U.S. dollars and payments of principal, premium, if any, and interest will be made in U.S. dollars.
(c) Maturity Date. The Stated Maturity of principal for the Notes shall be payable in full on April 1, 2021 (the Maturity Date).
(d) Interest. Interest payable on any Interest Payment Date (as defined below), the Maturity Date, or if applicable, the Redemption Date (as determined in accordance with Section 4.2 of the Base Indenture) shall be the amount accrued from, and including, the immediately preceding Interest Payment Date in respect of which interest has been paid or duly provided for (or from and including the original issue date of March 30, 2011, if no interest has been paid or duly provided for with respect to the Notes) to but excluding such Interest Payment Date, Maturity Date or, if applicable, Redemption Date, as the case may be (each, an Interest Period). The Notes will bear interest at the rate of 4.50% per year from the original issue date thereof to the respective Maturity Date. Interest on the Notes shall be payable semi-annually in arrears on April 1 and October 1 of each year, beginning on October 1, 2011 (each such date, an Interest Payment Date). The amount of interest payable for any semi-annual Interest Period will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. In the event any Interest Payment Date on or before the Maturity Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment due on that date will be postponed to the next day that is a Business Day and no interest shall accrue as a result of such postponement.
In the event the Maturity Date or a Redemption Date for any Note falls on a day that is not a Business Day, then the related payments of principal, premium, if any, and interest may be made on the next succeeding date that is a Business Day (and no additional interest will accumulate on the amount payable for the period from and after the Maturity Date for such Note). Interest due on the Maturity Date or a Redemption Date (in each case, whether or not an Interest Payment Date) will be paid to the Person to whom principal of such Notes is payable.
(e) Sinking Fund; Holder Repurchase Right. The Notes shall not be subject to any sinking fund or analogous provision or be redeemable at the option of the Holders.
(f) Forms. The Notes shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto, with such modifications thereto as may be approved by the authorized officer executing the same.
(g) Appointment of Agent. The Trustee will initially be the Registrar and Paying Agent with respect to the Notes.
(h) Defeasance. Until the applicable Maturity Date, the Notes will be subject to Sections 11.2 and 11.3 of the Base Indenture.
(i) Further Issues. The Company may from time to time, without the consent of the Holders of Notes, issue additional Notes. Any such additional Notes will have the same ranking, interest rate, maturity date and other terms as the Notes. Any such additional Notes, together with the Notes herein provided for, will constitute a single series of Securities under the Indenture.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
Section 3.01. Events of Default. Pursuant to Section 7.1 of the Base Indenture, the term Event of Default with respect to the Notes shall include, in addition to those otherwise set forth in Section 7.1 of the Base Indenture, the following: the occurrence with respect to any Debt of the Company individually or in the aggregate in excess of $100,000,000 of (a) an event of default that results in such Debt becoming due and payable prior to its scheduled maturity (after giving effect to any applicable grace period) or (b) the failure to make any payment when due (including any applicable grace period) which results in the acceleration of the maturity of such Debt, in each case without such acceleration having been rescinded, annulled or otherwise cured.
REDEMPTION OF THE NOTES
Section 4.01 Optional Redemption by Company. The Notes may be redeemed at the option of the Company on the terms and conditions set forth in the form of Note as set forth as Exhibit A.
CHANGE OF CONTROL
Section 5.01 Offer to Purchase Upon Change of Control Triggering Event. Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event (as defined in the form of Note set forth as Exhibit A), and unless the Company has exercised its option to redeem the Notes pursuant to Section 4.01, the Company shall be required to make an offer to each Holder of the Notes to repurchase all or any part (equal to $2,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof) of that Holders Notes on the terms and conditions set forth in the form of Note set forth as Exhibit A.
Section 6.01 Relationship to Existing Base Indenture. This First Supplemental Indenture is a supplemental indenture within the meaning of the Base Indenture. The Base Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this First Supplemental Indenture, is in all respects ratified, confirmed and approved and, with respect to the Notes, the Base Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this First Supplemental Indenture, shall be read, taken and construed as one and the same instrument.
Section 6.02 Modification of The Existing Base Indenture. Except as expressly modified by this First Supplemental Indenture, the provisions of the Base Indenture shall govern the terms and conditions of the Notes.
Section 6.03 Governing Law. This First Supplemental Indenture shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
Section 6.04 Counterparts. This First Supplemental Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.
Section 6.05 Trustee Makes No Representation. The recitals contained herein are made by the Company and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee makes no representation as to the validity or sufficiency of this First Supplemental Indenture (except for its execution thereof and its certificates of authentication of the Notes).
Section 6.06 Separability. In case any provision in the Base Indenture, this First Supplemental Indenture or the Notes shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
[Signature page follows]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this First Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed and attested all as of the day and year first above written.
Date: March 30, 2011
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.,
|Name:||Robin L. Washington|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Chief|
|WELLS FARGO BANK,|
[First Supplemental Indenture]
Form of Senior Notes
THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITARY WHICH MAY BE TREATED BY THE COMPANY, THE TRUSTEE OR ANY AGENT THEREOF AS OWNER AND HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY FOR ALL PURPOSES. THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A SECURITY REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS SECURITY IN WHOLE OR IN PART MAY BE REGISTERED, IN THE NAME OF ANY PERSON OTHER THAN SUCH DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF, EXCEPT IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE.
UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (DTC), TO THE ISSUER OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
CUSIP NO. 375558 AQ6
Interest. Gilead Sciences, Inc., a corporation duly incorporated and subsisting under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called the Company, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of DOLLARS ($ ), as revised by the Schedule of Increases or Decreases in Global Security attached hereto, on April 1, 2021 and to pay interest thereon from March 30, 2011 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semi-annually on April 1 and October 1 in each year, commencing October 1, 2011, at the rate of 4.50% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment.
Method of Payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the March 15 or September 15 (whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, next preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable
to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.
Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency of the Trustee maintained for that purpose in New York, New York, in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts.
Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Security set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.
Authentication. Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed under its corporate seal.
|GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.|
[FORM OF CERTIFICATION OF AUTHENTICATION]
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.
|Date of authentication:|| |
WELLS FARGO BANK,
[Form of Reverse of Note]
Indenture. This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the Securities), issued and to be issued in one or more series under an Indenture, dated as of March 30, 2011 (herein called the Base Indenture, which term shall have the meaning assigned to it in such instrument), as supplemented by a First Supplemental Indenture dated as of March 30, 2011 (herein called the First Supplemental Indenture, and together with the Base Indenture, the Indenture), between the Company and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee (herein called the Trustee, which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), and reference is hereby made to the Indenture for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities and of the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. This Security is one of the series designated on the face hereof, initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $1,000,000,000. The Company may at any time issue additional securities under the Indenture in unlimited amounts having the same terms as the Securities.
Optional Redemption. The Securities of this series are subject to redemption at the Companys option, at any time and from time to time, in whole or in part, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days notice mailed to each Holder of Securities to be redeemed at his address as it appears in the records of the Registrar, on any date prior to their Stated Maturity at a Redemption Price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of such Securities to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the Redemption Date or (ii) as determined by an Independent Investment Banker (as defined below), the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest thereon (not including any portion of such payments of interest accrued as of the Redemption Date) discounted to the Redemption Date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate (as defined below), plus 20 basis points, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the Redemption Date; provided that unless the Company defaults in payment of the Redemption Price, on or after the Redemption Date, interest will cease to accrue on the Securities or portions thereof called for redemption.
For purposes of determining the optional redemption price, the following definitions are applicable:
Treasury Rate means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity of the Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such Redemption Date. The semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity of the Comparable Treasury Issue will be computed as of the third business day immediately preceding the Redemption Date.
Comparable Treasury Issue means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by the Independent Investment Banker as having a maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Securities to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to the remaining term of the Securities.
Comparable Treasury Price means, with respect to any Redemption Date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such Redemption Date, after excluding the highest and lowest Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if the Independent Investment Banker obtains fewer than four Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations so received.
Independent Investment Banker means the Reference Treasury Dealer appointed by the Company.
Reference Treasury Dealer means J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, their successors and two other nationally recognized investment banking firms; provided, however, that, if the foregoing shall cease to be a primary U.S. Government securities dealer in New York City (a Primary Treasury Dealer), the Company shall substitute therefor another nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a Primary Treasury Dealer.
Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any Redemption Date, the average, as determined by the Independent Investment Banker, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue for the Securities (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to the Independent Investment Banker by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such Redemption Date.
The Securities of this series are also subject to redemption at the Companys option, at any time on or after January 1, 2021, in whole or in part, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days notice mailed to each Holder of Securities to be redeemed at his address as it appears in the records of the Registrar, at a Redemption Price equal to at 100% of the principal amount of the Securities to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to Redemption Date.
In the event of redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities of this series and of like tenor for the unredeemed portion hereof will be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.
Change of Control. If a Change of Control Triggering Event occurs, unless the Company has exercised its right to redeem the Securities as described above, it will be required to make an offer to repurchase all, or any part (equal to $2,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof), of each Holders Securities pursuant to the offer described below (the Change of Control Offer) on the terms set forth herein. In the Change of Control Offer, the Company will be required to offer payment in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of Securities repurchased plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on the Securities repurchased, to the date of repurchase (the Change of Control Payment), subject to the rights of Holders of Securities on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant Interest Payment Date.
Within 30 days following any Change of Control Triggering Event or, at the Companys option, prior to any Change of Control but after the public announcement of the pending Change of Control, the Company will be required to mail a notice to Holders of Securities describing the
transaction or transactions that constitute or may constitute the Change of Control Triggering Event and offering to repurchase the Securities on the date specified in the notice, which date will be no earlier than 30 days and no later than 60 days from the date such notice is mailed (the Change of Control Payment Date), pursuant to the procedures required herein and described in such notice. The Company must comply with the requirements of Rule 14e-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), and any other securities laws and regulations thereunder to the extent those laws and regulations are applicable in connection with the repurchase of the Securities as a result of a Change of Control Triggering Event. To the extent that the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with the Change of Control provisions herein, the Company will be required to comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and will not be deemed to have breached its obligations under the Change of Control provisions herein by virtue of such conflicts.
On the Change of Control Payment Date, the Company will be required, to the extent lawful, to:
(a) accept for payment all Securities or portions of Securities properly tendered, and not validly withdrawn, pursuant to the Change of Control Offer;
(b) deposit with the Paying Agent an amount equal to the Change of Control Payment in respect of all Securities or portions of Securities properly tendered and not validly withdrawn; and
(c) deliver or cause to be delivered to the Trustee the Securities properly accepted together with an Officers Certificate stating the aggregate principal amount of Securities or portions of Securities being purchased by the Company.
The Paying Agent will be required to mail promptly to each Holder who properly tendered Securities the purchase price for such Securities and the Trustee will be required to authenticate and mail (or cause to be transferred by book entry) promptly to each such Holder a new Security equal in principal amount to any unpurchased portion of the Securities surrendered, if any; provided that each new Security will be in a principal amount of $2,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company will not be required to make a Change of Control Offer with respect to the Securities upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event if a third party makes such an offer in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements for such an offer made by the Company and the third party purchases all such Securities properly tendered and not validly withdrawn under its offer. Further, the Company will not be required to repurchase any Securities if there has occurred and is continuing on the Change of Control Payment Date an Event of Default.
For purposes of the foregoing discussion of a repurchase at the option of Holders, the following definitions are applicable:
Capital Stock means the capital stock of every class whether now or hereafter authorized, regardless of whether such capital stock shall be limited to a fixed sum or percentage with respect to the rights of the holders thereof to participate in dividends and in the distribution
of assets upon the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of such corporation.
Change of Control means the occurrence of any of the following:
(a) the direct or indirect sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or other disposition (other than by way of merger or consolidation), in one or more series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of the Companys assets and the assets of its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to any person (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), other than the Company or one of its Subsidiaries;
(b) the consummation of any transaction (including, without limitation, any merger or consolidation) the result of which is that any person (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act) other than the Company or one of its Subsidiaries, becomes the beneficial owner (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the Companys then outstanding Voting Stock or other Voting Stock into which the Companys Voting Stock is reclassified, consolidated, exchanged or changed, measured by voting power rather than number of shares;
(c) the Company consolidates, or merges with or into any person, or any person consolidates with, or merges with or into, the Company, in any such event pursuant to a transaction in which any of its Voting Stock or the Voting Stock of such other person is converted into or exchanged for cash, securities or other property, other than any such transaction where the shares of the Companys Voting Stock outstanding immediately prior to such transaction constitute, or are converted into or exchanged for, a majority of the Voting Stock of the surviving person or any direct or indirect parent company of the surviving person immediately after giving effect to such transaction;
(d) the first day on which a majority of the Companys members of its board of directors are not Continuing Directors; or
(e) the adoption of a plan relating to the Companys liquidation or dissolution.
Notwithstanding paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) above, a transaction will not be considered to be a Change of Control if (a) the Company becomes a direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of a holding company and (b)(x) immediately following that transaction, the direct or indirect holders of the Voting Stock of the holding company are substantially the same as the holders of the Companys Voting Stock immediately prior to that transaction or (y) immediately following that transaction, no person is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the Voting Stock of such holding company.
Change of Control Triggering Event means the occurrence of both a Change of Control and a Rating Event.
Continuing Directors means, as of any date of determination, any member of the Companys board of directors who (a) was a member of such board of directors on March 30, 2011 or (b) was nominated for election, elected or appointed to such board of directors with the approval of a majority of the Continuing Directors who were members of such board of directors
at the time of such nomination, election or appointment (either by a specific vote or by approval of a proxy statement in which such member was named as a nominee for election as a director).
Investment Grade means a rating of Baa3 or better by Moodys (or its equivalent under any successor rating categories of Moodys) and a rating of BBB- or better by S&P (or its equivalent under any successor rating categories of S&P) or the equivalent investment grade credit rating from any additional Rating Agency or Rating Agencies selected by the Company.
Moodys means Moodys Investors Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Moodys Corporation, and its successors.
Rating Agencies means (a) each of Moodys and S&P; and (b) if any of Moodys or S&P ceases to rate the Securities or fails to make a rating of the Securities publicly available for reasons outside of the Companys control, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization within the meaning of Rule 15c3-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act that is selected by the Company (as certified by a resolution of the Companys board of directors) as a replacement agency for Moodys or S&P, or both of them, as the case may be.
Rating Event means, with respect to the Securities, the rating on the Securities is lowered below Investment Grade by each of the Rating Agencies on any date beginning on the date of public notice of an arrangement that could result in a Change of Control until the end of the 60-day period following public notice of the occurrence of the Change of Control (which 60-day period shall be extended so long as the rating of the Securities is under publicly announced consideration for possible downgrade by any of the Rating Agencies).
S&P means Standard & Poors Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and its successors.
Voting Stock means, with respect to any specified person as of any date, the Capital Stock of such person that is at the time entitled to vote generally in the election of the board of directors of such person.
The Indenture contains provisions for defeasance at any time of the entire indebtedness of this Security or certain restrictive covenants and Events of Default with respect to this Security, in each case upon compliance with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture, which provisions apply to this Security. This Security is not subject to repayment at the Holders option.
No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or the Indenture shall affect or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on this Security at the respective due dates, place and rate, and in the Currency herein prescribed.
Default and Remedies. If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of this series shall occur and be continuing, the principal of the Securities of this series may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.
Amendment, Modification and Waiver. The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of the
Company and the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each series to be affected under the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Securities at the time outstanding of each series to be affected. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities of such series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.
Denominations; Transfer and Exchange. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the records of the Registrar, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company in any place where the principal of and any premium and interest on this Security are payable, duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Registrar duly executed by, the Holder hereof or the Holders attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Securities of this series and of like tenor, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.
The Securities of this series are issuable only in registered form in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, Securities of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of this series and of like tenor of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.
No service charge shall be made to a Holder for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.
Persons Deemed Owners. Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
Miscellaneous. The Indenture and the Securities, including this Security, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of New York.
All terms used in this Security and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.
Pursuant to a recommendation promulgated by the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, the Company has caused CUSIP numbers to be printed on the Securities as a convenience to the Holders of the Securities. No representation is made as to the
correctness or accuracy of such CUSIP numbers as printed on the Securities, and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed hereon.
Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by or on behalf of the Trustee by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby
sells, assigns and transfers unto
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|(Please Print or Typewrite Name and Address, including Zip Code, of Assignee)|
|the within Security of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and hereby does irrevocably constitute and appoint|
|Attorney to transfer said Security on the books of the within-named Company with full power of substitution in the premises|
NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as it appears on the first page of the within Security in every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatever.
NOTICE: Signature(s) must be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution that is a member or participant in a signature guarantee program (e.g., the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program, the Stock Exchange Medallion Program and the New York Stock Exchange Medallion Program).
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