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If a U.S. Holder disposes of a note between interest payment dates, a portion of the amount received by the U.S. Holder will reflect interest that has accrued on the note but has not been paid as of the disposition date. That portion is treated as ordinary interest income and not as sale proceeds.

Offer to Purchase Upon Change of Control

If a Change of Control Triggering Event occurs, unless the Company has exercised its option to redeem the notes, the Company is required to make an offer to each holder of the notes to repurchase all or any part of the notes for an amount equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the notes repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest. If such a repurchase was expected to occur prior to the fifth anniversary of the issuance of the notes, the repurchase of the notes at 101% would result in the notes being treated as issued with more than de minimis original issue discount. The Company intends to take the position that, for purposes of the application of the original issue discount rules in Sections 1271 through 1275 of the Code, the likelihood of a Change of Control Triggering Event occurring prior to the fifth anniversary is a remote contingency. Accordingly, the possibility of the notes being repurchased prior to the fifth anniversary of the issue date of the notes for 101% of the aggregate principal amount of such notes will be disregarded for tax purposes and will not result in the notes being treated as issued with original issue discount. Pursuant to Treasury Regulation section 1.1275-2(h)(5), the Company’s determination that such possibility is a remote contingency is binding on all holders for tax purposes unless a holder explicitly discloses to the IRS that its determination is different than the Company’s determination.

Tax on Net Investment Income

A U.S. Holder that is an individual or estate, or a trust that does not fall into a special class of trusts that is exempt from such tax, is subject to a 3.8% net investment income tax. In the case of an individual, the tax is on the lesser of (1) the U.S. Holder’s “net investment income” for the relevant taxable year and (2) the excess of the U.S. Holder’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year over a certain threshold (between $125,000 and $250,000, depending on the individual’s circumstances). In the case of an estate or trust, the tax is on the lesser of (1) the U.S. Holder’s “undistributed net investment income” for the relevant taxable year and (2) the excess of the U.S. Holder’s adjusted gross income for the taxable year over the dollar amount at which the highest income tax bracket for estates and trusts for the year begins. A U.S. Holder’s net investment income (or undistributed net investment income) will generally include its interest income (including original issue discount) and its net gains from the disposition of notes, unless such interest income or net gains are derived in the ordinary course of the conduct of a trade or business (other than a trade or business that consists of certain passive or trading activities). If you are a U.S. Holder that is an individual, estate, or trust, you are urged to consult your independent tax advisor regarding the applicability of the 3.8% net investment income tax to your income and gains in respect of your investment in the notes.

Certain United States Federal Tax Consequences to Non-U.S. Holders

The following is a summary of the United States federal income and estate tax consequences of the purchase, ownership and disposition of the notes by a holder that is a “Non-U.S. Holder.” For purposes of this summary, “Non-U.S. Holder” means a beneficial owner of a note or notes, other than a partnership (or an entity or arrangement classified as a partnership for United States federal income tax purposes), who is not a U.S. Holder.

Special rules may apply to Non-U.S. Holders that are subject to special treatment under the Code, including “controlled foreign corporations” and “passive foreign investment companies.” Such Non-U.S. Holders should consult their own tax advisors to determine the United States federal, state, local and other tax consequences that may be relevant to them.

 

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