This excerpt taken from the FITB 8-K filed Jun 25, 2008.
AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION
SECTION 6.01. Amendment.
The form of the Receipts and any provision of this Deposit Agreement may at any time and from time to time be amended by agreement between the Company and the Depositary without the consent of holders of Receipts in any respect that the Company and the Depositary may deem necessary or desirable; provided, however, that no such amendment (other than any change in the fees of any Depositary, Registrar or Transfer Agent that are payable by the Company) which imposes additional charges or materially and adversely alters any substantial existing right of the holders of Depositary Shares shall be effective unless such amendment shall have been approved by the holders of Receipts evidencing at least a majority of the affected Depositary Shares then outstanding. In no event shall any amendment impair the right, subject to the provisions of Section 2.05 and Article III, of any holder of any Receipts evidencing such Depositary Shares to surrender any Receipt with instructions to the Depositary to deliver to the holder the deposited Convertible Preferred Stock and all money and other property, if any, represented thereby, except in order to comply with mandatory provisions of applicable law. Every holder who retains or acquires Receipts after an amendment becomes effective shall be deemed, by continuing to hold such Receipt, to consent and agree to such amendment and to be bound by this Deposit Agreement as amended thereby.
SECTION 6.02. Termination.
(a) This Deposit Agreement may be terminated by the Company upon not less than 35 days prior written notice to the Depositary, and the Depositary shall give notice of the termination to record holders of all outstanding Depositary Shares not less than 30 days before the termination date. In the event of such termination, the Depositary shall deliver or make available to each holder of a Receipt, upon surrender of the Receipt held by such holder, such number of whole or fractional shares of deposited Convertible Preferred Stock as are represented by the Depositary Shares evidenced by such Receipt, together with any other property held by the Depositary in respect of such Receipt. This Deposit Agreement will automatically terminate if (i) all outstanding Depositary Shares shall have been converted in accordance with the provisions hereof or (ii) there shall have been made a final distribution in respect of the deposited Convertible Preferred Stock in connection with any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company and such distribution shall have been distributed to the holders of Receipts entitled thereto.
(b) Upon the termination of this Deposit Agreement, the Depositary shall discontinue the transfer of Depositary Receipts, suspend the distribution of dividends and not give any further notices (other than notice of such termination) or perform any further acts, except that the Depositary will continue to collect dividends on the Preferred Stock and deliver such dividends along with the Convertible Preferred Stock certificates in exchange for Receipts surrendered. At any time after the expiration of three years from the date of termination, the Depositary may sell the Preferred Stock and hold the proceeds of such sale, without interest, for
the benefit of the record holders of Receipts who have not then surrendered their Receipts. After making such sale, the Depositary shall be discharged from all obligations under this Deposit Agreement, except to account for the proceeds of such sale.
(c) Upon the termination of this Deposit Agreement, the Company shall be discharged from all obligations under this Deposit Agreement except for its obligations to the Depositary, the Conversion Agent, any Depositarys Agent and any Transfer Agent or Registrar under Section 5.06 and Section 5.07.
This excerpt taken from the FITB 10-K filed Feb 22, 2008.
ARTICLE XV - AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION
This excerpt taken from the FITB 8-K filed Dec 8, 2006.
ARTICLE XV - AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION
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an amendment is being made by said Committee, it must be approved by a majority of the members of the Committee as constituted at the time of adoption of the amendment. Any amendment may be given retroactive effect as determined by said Committee or Chairman. Any amendment may, without limitation, (a) affect a Participant whether or not vested, employed or in pay status, and (b) affect or modify Participant elections and payment methods. An amendment may be evidenced in such manner as said Committee or Chairman shall determine. If the amendment is approved by said Committee, such evidence may include (but shall not be limited to) a written resolution signed by a majority of the members of the Committee or minutes of a meeting of the Committee reflecting approval by a majority of the members.
This excerpt taken from the FITB 8-K filed Sep 30, 2005.
ARTICLE XV AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION
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