This excerpt taken from the CCO 8-K filed Dec 11, 2009.
Limitation on Restricted Payments
The 2017 A Indenture will not contain any limit on the Companys or any Restricted Subsidiarys ability to, directly or indirectly:
(1) declare or pay any dividend or make any distribution or any payment having the effect thereof on account of the Companys or any Restricted Subsidiarys Equity Interests (in such Persons capacity as holder of such Equity Interests), including any dividend or distribution payable in connection with any merger, amalgamation or consolidation other than:
(a) dividends or distributions payable solely in Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Company; or
(b) dividends or distributions by a Restricted Subsidiary so long as, in the case of any dividend or distribution payable on or in respect of any class or series of securities issued by a Restricted Subsidiary other than a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Company, the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary receives at least its pro rata share of such dividend or distribution in accordance with its Equity Interests in such class or series of securities;
(2) purchase, redeem, defease or otherwise acquire or retire for value any Equity Interests of the Company or any direct or indirect parent of the Company, including in connection with any merger, amalgamation or consolidation;
(3) make any principal payment on, or redeem, repurchase, defease or otherwise acquire or retire for value in each case, prior to any scheduled repayment, sinking fund payment or maturity, any Subordinated Indebtedness other than:
(a) Indebtedness permitted under clause (8) of the covenant described under Limitation on Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Disqualified Stock and Preferred Stock; or
(b) the payment of principal on or the purchase, redemption, defeasance, repurchase or other acquisition or retirement of Subordinated Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in anticipation of satisfying a sinking fund obligation, principal installment or final maturity, in each case due within one year of the date of such payment of principal or such purchase, redemption, defeasance, repurchase or acquisition; or
(4) make any Investment
(all such payments and other actions set forth in clauses (1) through (4) above being collectively referred to as Restricted Payments).
As of the Issue Date, all of the Subsidiaries of the Company will be Restricted Subsidiaries. The Company will not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to become an Unrestricted Subsidiary unless it is also an Unrestricted Subsidiary for purposes of the 2017 B Notes and the Company will not permit any Unrestricted Subsidiary to become a Restricted Subsidiary unless it is also a Restricted Subsidiary for purposes of the 2017 B Notes. Unrestricted Subsidiaries will not be subject to any of the restrictive covenants set forth in the 2017 A Indenture.