This excerpt taken from the CVS 8-K filed Aug 15, 2006.
Authenticating Agent) to authenticate Debt Securities (other than coupons). The Authenticating Agent may authenticate Debt Securities whenever the Trustee may do so. Each reference in this Indenture to authentication by the Trustee includes authentication by such Authenticating Agent.
A Debt Security (other than coupons) shall not be valid until the Trustee or Authenticating Agent manually signs the certificate of authentication on the Debt Security. The signature shall be conclusive evidence that the Debt Security has been authenticated under this Indenture.
At any time and from time to time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture, the Company may deliver Debt Securities of any series having attached thereto appropriate coupons, if any, executed by the Company to the Trustee for authentication together with the applicable documents referred to below in this Section, and upon the written order of the Company the Trustee shall thereupon authenticate and make available for delivery such Debt Securities to or upon the written order of the Company. In authenticating any Debt Securities of a series, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive prior to the first authentication of any Debt Securities of such series, and (subject to Article 7) shall be fully protected in relying upon, unless and until such documents have been superseded or revoked:
(a) any Board Resolution and/or executed supplemental indenture referred to in Sections 2.01 and 2.03 by or pursuant to which the forms and terms of the Debt Securities of that series were established;
(b) an Officers Certificate setting forth the form or forms and terms of the Debt Securities, stating that the form or forms and terms of the Debt Securities of such series have been, or will be when established in accordance with such procedures as shall be referred to therein, established in compliance with this Indenture; and
(c) an Opinion of Counsel substantially to the effect that the form or forms and terms of the Debt Securities of such series have been, or will be when established in accordance with such procedures as shall be referred to therein, established in compliance with this Indenture and that the supplemental indenture, to the extent applicable, and
Debt Securities have been duly authorized and, if executed and authenticated in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture and delivered to and duly paid for by the purchasers thereof on the date of such opinion, would be entitled to the benefits of the Indenture and would be valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their respective terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, moratorium and other similar laws affecting creditors rights generally, general principles of equity, and such other matters as shall be specified therein.
If the Company shall establish pursuant to Section 2.03 that the Debt Securities of a series or a portion thereof are to be issued in the form of one or more Registered Global Securities, then the Company shall execute and upon the written order of the Company the Trustee shall authenticate and make available for delivery one or more Registered Global Securities that (i) shall represent and shall be denominated in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all of the Debt Securities of such series issued in such form and not yet canceled, (ii) shall be registered in the name of the Depositary for such Registered Global Security or Securities or the nominee of such Depositary, (iii) shall be delivered by the Trustee to such Depositary or its custodian or pursuant to such Depositarys instructions and (iv) shall bear a legend substantially to the following effect: Unless and until it is exchanged in whole or in part for Debt Securities in definitive registered form, this Debt Security may not be transferred except as a whole by the Depositary to a nominee of the Depositary or by a nominee of the Depositary to the Depositary or another nominee of the Depositary or by the Depositary or any such nominee to a successor Depositary or a nominee of such successor Depositary.
Section 2.03 . Amount Unlimited; Issuable in Series. The aggregate principal amount of Debt Securities which may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is unlimited.
The Debt Securities may be issued in one or more series and each such series shall rank equally and pari passu with all other unsecured and unsubordinated debt of the Company. There shall be established in or pursuant to a Board Resolution or one or more indentures supplemental hereto, prior to the initial issuance of Debt Securities of any series (subject to the last sentence of this Section 2.03),
(a) the designation of the Debt Securities of the series, including CUSIP Numbers which shall distinguish the Debt Securities of the series from the Debt Securities of all other series;
(b) any limit upon the aggregate principal amount of the Debt Securities of the series that may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture and any limitation on the ability of the Company to increase such aggregate principal amount after the initial issuance of the Debt Securities of that series (except for Debt Securities authenticated and delivered upon registration of transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, or upon redemption of, other Debt Securities of the series pursuant hereto);
(c) the date or dates on which the Principal of the Debt Securities of the series is payable (which date or dates may be fixed or extendible);
(d) the rate or rates (which may be fixed or variable) per annum at which the Debt Securities of the series shall bear interest, if any, the date or dates from which such interest shall accrue, on which such interest shall be payable and (in the case of Registered Debt Securities) on which a record shall be taken for the determination of Holders to whom interest is payable and/or the method by which such rate or rates or date or dates shall be determined;
(e) if other than as provided in Section 4.02, the place or places where the Principal of and any interest on Debt Securities of the series shall be payable, any Registered Securities of the series may be surrendered for exchange, notices, demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Debt Securities of the series and this Indenture may be served and notice to Holders may be published;
(f) the right, if any, of the Company to redeem Debt Securities of the series, in whole or in part, at its option and the period or periods within which, the price or prices at which and any terms and conditions upon which Debt Securities of the series may be so redeemed, pursuant to any sinking fund or otherwise;
(g) the obligation, if any, of the Company to redeem, purchase or repay Debt Securities of the series pursuant to any mandatory redemption, sinking fund or analogous provisions or at the option of a Holder thereof and the price or prices at which and the period or periods within which and any of the terms and conditions upon which Debt Securities of the series shall be redeemed, purchased or repaid, in whole or in part, pursuant to such obligation;
(h) if other than denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof, the denominations in which Debt Securities of the series shall be issuable;
(i) if other than the entire principal amount thereof, the portion of the principal amount of Debt Securities of the series which shall be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the maturity thereof;
(j) if other than the coin or currency in which the Debt Securities of the series are denominated, the coin or currency in which payment of the Principal of or interest on the Debt Securities of the series shall be payable or if the amount of payments of Principal of and/or interest on the Debt Securities of the series may be determined with reference to an index based on a coin or currency other than that in which the Debt Securities of the series are denominated, the manner in which such amounts shall be determined;
(k) if payment of the Principal of and interest on the Debt Securities of the series shall be payable in currency or currencies other than the currency of the United States, the manner in which any such currency shall be valued against other currencies in which any other Debt Securities shall be payable;
(l) whether the Debt Securities of the series or any portion thereof will be issuable as Registered Securities (and if so, whether such Debt Securities will be issuable as Registered Global Securities) or Unregistered Securities (with or without coupons), or any combination of the foregoing, any restrictions applicable to the offer, sale or delivery of Unregistered Securities or the payment of interest thereon and, if other than as provided herein, the terms upon which Unregistered Securities of any series may be exchanged for Registered Securities of such series and vice versa;
(m) whether and under what circumstances the Company will pay additional amounts on the Debt Securities of the series held by non-U.S. persons in respect of any tax, assessment or governmental charge withheld or deducted and, if so, whether the Company will have the option to redeem such Debt Securities rather than pay such additional amounts;
(n) if the Debt Securities of the series are to be issuable in definitive form (whether upon original issue or upon exchange of a temporary Debt Security of such series) only upon receipt of certain certificates or other documents or satisfaction of other conditions, the form and terms of such certificates, documents or conditions;
(o) any trustees, depositaries, authenticating or paying agents, transfer agents or the registrar or any other agents with respect to the Debt Securities of the series;
(p) provisions, if any, for the defeasance of the Debt Securities of the series (including provisions permitting defeasance of less than all Debt Securities of the series), which provisions may be in addition to, in substitution for, or in modification of (or any combination of the foregoing) the provisions of Article 8;
(q) if the Debt Securities of the series are issuable in whole or in part as one or more Registered Global Securities, the identity of the Depositary for such Registered Global Security or Securities;
(r) any other events of default or covenants with respect to the Debt Securities of the series; and
(s) any other terms of the Debt Securities of the series (which terms shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture).
All Debt Securities of any one series and coupons, if any, appertaining thereto shall be substantially identical, except in the case of Registered Securities as to date and denomination, except in the case of any Periodic Offering and except as may otherwise be provided by or pursuant to the Board Resolution referred to above or as set forth in any such indenture supplemental hereto. All Debt Securities of any one series need not be issued at the same time and may be issued from time to time, consistent with the terms of this Indenture, if so provided by or pursuant to such Board Resolution or in any such indenture supplemental hereto and any forms and terms of Debt Securities to be issued from time to time may be completed and established from time to time prior to the issuance thereof by procedures described in such Board Resolution or supplemental indenture.
Section 2.04. Denomination and Date of Debt Securities; Payments of Interest. The Debt Securities of each series shall be issuable as Registered Securities or Unregistered Securities in denominations established as contemplated by Section 2.03 or, if not so established with respect to Debt Securities of any series, in denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof. The Debt Securities of each series shall be numbered, lettered or otherwise distinguished in such manner or in accordance with such plan as the Officers of the Company executing the same may determine, as evidenced by their execution thereof.
Each Debt Security shall be dated the date of its authentication. The Debt Securities of each series shall bear interest, if any, from the date, and such interest and shall be payable on the dates, established as contemplated by Section 2.03.
The person in whose name any Registered Security of any series is registered at the close of business on any record date applicable to a particular series with respect to any interest payment date for such series shall be entitled to receive the interest, if any, payable on such interest payment date notwithstanding any transfer or exchange of such Registered Security subsequent to the record date and prior to such interest payment date, except if and to the extent the Company shall default in the payment of the interest due on such interest payment date for such series, in which case the provisions of Section 2.13 shall apply. The term