We and the underwriters for the offering named below, for whom Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo
Securities, LLC are acting as representatives, have entered into an underwriting agreement dated as of the date of this prospectus supplement with respect to the notes. Subject to certain conditions, each underwriter has severally and not jointly
agreed to purchase, and we have agreed to sell to each underwriter, the total principal amount of notes shown in the following table.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & SmithIncorporated
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
The obligations of the several underwriters to purchase the notes offered hereby are subject to certain
conditions. The underwriters are obligated, severally and not jointly, to purchase all of the notes, if they purchase any of them. The offering of the notes by the underwriters is subject to receipt and acceptance and subject to the
underwriters right to reject any order in whole or in part.
Notes sold by the underwriters to the public initially will be offered
at the public offering price set forth on the cover of this prospectus supplement. Any notes sold by the underwriters to securities dealers may be sold at the applicable public offering price less a concession not in excess
of % of the principal amount of the notes. The underwriters may allow, and such securities dealers may reallow, a concession not in excess of % of the principal amount of the notes to certain
other brokers or dealers. If all the notes are not sold at the applicable public offering price, the underwriters may change such offering price and the other selling terms.
The notes are a new issue of securities with no established trading market. We do not intend to apply for the listing of the notes on any
securities exchange or for the quotation of the notes in any dealer quotation system. We have been advised that certain of the representatives intend to make a market in the notes, but they are not obligated to do so and may discontinue such
market-making at any time without notice. No assurance can be given as to the liquidity of the trading market for the notes or that an active public market for the notes will develop. If an active public trading market for the notes does not
develop, the market price and liquidity of the notes may be adversely affected.
The following table shows the underwriting discounts that
we are to pay the underwriters in connection with this offering:
In connection with the offering, the representatives may purchase and sell the notes in the open market. These
transactions may include short sales, stabilizing transactions and purchases to cover positions created by short sales. Short sales involve the sale by the representatives of a greater number of notes than they are required to purchase in the
offering. Stabilizing transactions consist of certain bids or purchases made for the purpose of preventing or retarding a decline in the market price of the notes while the offering is in progress.
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