This excerpt taken from the GIS 8-K filed Aug 3, 2007.
Any notice, payment, demand, or communication required or permitted to be given by any provision of this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been delivered, given, and received for all purposes (i) as of the date so delivered, if delivered personally to the Person or to an officer of the Person to whom the same is directed or (ii) when the same is actually received, if sent either by overnight courier, registered or certified mail, postage and charges prepaid, or by facsimile, if such facsimile is followed by a hard copy of the facsimile communication sent promptly thereafter by overnight courier, charges prepaid and addressed as follows, or to such other address as such Person may from time to time specify by notice to the Members:
(a) If to the Company, to the principal place of business address set forth in Section 1.4; and
(b) If to a Member, to the address set forth in Section 2.1 or, in the case of a Permitted Transferee who becomes a Member, the address specified by such Member; provided that, except as otherwise required by this Agreement, any notice, payment, demand, or communication required or permitted to be given to a Series B-1 Limited Member shall be delivered to the Securities Depository or its nominee as the Series B-1 Limited Member for so long as the Series B-1 Certificates are held by the Securities Depository or its nominee.
15.2 Binding Effect.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, every covenant, term, and provision of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Members and their respective successors, transferees, and assigns.
It is the intent of the parties hereto that every covenant, term, and provision of this Agreement shall be construed simply according to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any Member. The terms of this Agreement are intended to embody the economic relationship among the Members and shall not be subject to modification by, or be conformed with, any actions by the Internal Revenue Service except as this Agreement may be explicitly so amended and except as may relate specifically to the filing of tax returns.
In computing any period of time pursuant to this Agreement, the day of the act, event, or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall be included.
Section and other headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and are not intended to describe, interpret, define, or limit the scope, extent, or intent of this Agreement or any provision hereof.
Except as otherwise provided in the succeeding sentence, every provision of this Agreement is intended to be severable, and, if any term or provision of this Agreement is illegal or invalid for any reason whatsoever, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect the validity or legality of the remainder of this Agreement. The preceding sentence of this Section 15.6 shall be of no force or effect if the consequence of enforcing the remainder of this Agreement without such illegal or invalid term or provision would be to cause any Member to lose the material benefit of its economic bargain.
15.7 Incorporation by Reference.
No exhibit, schedule, or other appendix attached to this Agreement and referred to herein is incorporated in this Agreement by reference unless this Agreement expressly otherwise provides.
15.8 Governing Law.
The laws of the State of Delaware, without application of the conflicts of laws principles thereof, shall govern the validity of this Agreement, the construction of its terms, and the interpretation of the rights and duties arising hereunder.
15.9 Consent to Jurisdiction.
Each Member (i) irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of any New York State or Delaware State court or Federal court sitting in New York County or Wilmington, Delaware, in any action arising out of this Agreement, (ii) agrees that all claims in such action may be decided in such court, (iii) waives, to the fullest extent it may effectively do so, the defense of an inconvenient forum, and (iv) consents, to the fullest extent it may effectively do so, to the service of process by mail in accordance with Section 15.1. A final judgment in any such action shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions. Nothing herein shall affect the right of any party to serve legal process in any manner permitted by law or affect its right to bring any action in any other court.
15.10 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.
EACH OF THE MEMBERS IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY AND ALL RIGHTS TO IMMUNITY BY SOVEREIGNTY OR OTHERWISE IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING, OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.
15.11 Counterpart Execution.
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts with the same effect as if all of the Members had signed the same document. All counterparts shall be construed together and shall constitute one agreement.
15.12 Specific Performance.
Each Member agrees with the other Members that the other Members would be irreparably damaged if any of the provisions of this Agreement are not performed in accordance with their specific terms and that monetary damages would not provide an adequate remedy in such event. Accordingly, it is agreed that, in addition to any other remedy to which the nonbreaching Members may be entitled, at law or in equity, the nonbreaching Members shall be entitled to injunctive relief to prevent breaches of the provisions of this Agreement and specifically to enforce the terms and provisions hereof in any action instituted in any court of the United States or any state thereof having subject matter jurisdiction thereof.
15.13 No Material Impairment.
No Member shall take any action that could impair materially such Member’s ability to perform its duties and obligations under this Agreement.
15.14 Entire Agreement.
This Agreement and the Transaction Documents and the Annexes, Exhibits and Schedules hereto and thereto constitute the entire agreement among the parties hereto and their respective Affiliates and contain all of the agreements among such parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof. This Agreement and the Transaction Documents and the Annexes, Exhibits and Schedules hereto and thereto supersede any and all other agreements, either oral or written, between such parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof.
15.15 No Third Party Beneficiaries.
Except as otherwise provided herein (including, without limitation, Section 10.1(c)), no Person other than a party hereto shall have any rights or remedies under this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, any obligations of the Members to satisfy their respective obligations to make Capital Contributions under this Agreement is an agreement only among the Members and no other Person shall have any rights to enforce such obligations.
Any term or provision of this Agreement may be waived, or the time for its performance may be extended, by the party or parties entitled to the benefit thereof. Any such waiver shall be validly and sufficiently authorized for the purposes of this Agreement if, as to any party, it is authorized in writing by an authorized representative of such party. The failure of any party hereto to enforce at any time any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of such provision, nor in any way to affect the validity of this Agreement or any part hereof or the right of any party thereafter to enforce each and every such provision. No waiver
of any breach of this Agreement shall be held to constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.
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This excerpt taken from the GIS 8-K filed Dec 13, 2005.
Section 3.01. The Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this Supplemental Indenture, is in all respects adopted, ratified and confirmed, and all of the terms, provisions and conditions thereof shall be and remain in full force and effect, and this Supplemental Indenture and all its provisions shall be deemed a part thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, the parties confirm that the Amendment, and the payment by the Company and the receipt by the Holders of the Securities of a fee in respect of the consent of the Holders to such an Amendment, are not intended by the parties to (i) discharge, rescind, cancel or extinguish all or any part of the indebtedness represented by the Securities or (ii) to effect a novation, reissuance or disposition of
the indebtedness represented by the Securities or to create new indebtedness in respect of the indebtedness represented by the Securities.
Section 3.02. In case any provision in this Supplemental Indenture shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
Section 3.03. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND RULES OF SAID STATE.
Section 3.04. The parties may sign any number of copies of this Supplemental Indenture. Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them together represent the same agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company and the Trustee have caused their names to be signed hereto by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized as of the day and year first above written.