This excerpt taken from the ABB 20-F filed Mar 19, 2008.
15.1 Currency indemnity
(a) If any sum due from ABB or an Obligor under the Finance Documents (a Sum), or any order, judgment or award given or made in relation to a Sum, has to be converted from the currency (the First Currency) in which that Sum is payable into another currency (the Second Currency) for the purpose of:
(i) making or filing a claim or proof against ABB or any of the Obligors;
(ii) obtaining or enforcing an order, judgment or award in relation to any litigation or arbitration proceedings,
ABB or that Obligor (as the case may be) shall as an independent obligation, within 3 Business Days of demand, indemnify each Finance Party to whom that Sum is due against any cost, loss or liability arising out of or as a result of the conversion including any discrepancy between (A) the rate of exchange used to convert that Sum from the First Currency into the Second Currency and (B) the rate or rates of exchange available to that person at the time of its receipt of that Sum.
(b) ABB and each Obligor waives any right it may have in any jurisdiction to pay any amount under the Finance Documents in a currency or currency unit other than that in which it is expressed to be payable.