This excerpt taken from the GIS 8-K filed Apr 11, 2007.
SECTION 5.10. Notice of Certain Transactions. In case:
(a) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution) on the Common Stock that would require an adjustment to the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 5.05; or
(b) the Company shall authorize the granting to the holders of Common Stock of rights, warrants or options to subscribe for or purchase any share of any class or any other rights, warrants or options that would require an adjustment to the Conversion Rate pursuant to Section 5.05; or
(c) of any reclassification of the Common Stock of the Company (other than a change in par value, or from par value to no par value, or from no par value to par value), or of any consolidation, merger, or share exchange to which the Company is a party and for which approval of any holders of Common Stock is required, or of the sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company; or
(d) of the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding-up of the Company;
the Company shall cause to be filed with the Trustee and the Conversion Agent and to be mailed to each Holder of Securities at its address appearing in the Security Register, as promptly as possible but in any event at least ten days prior to the applicable date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution or rights, warrants or options, or, if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distribution or rights are to be determined, or (y) the date on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, share exchange, sale, transfer, dissolution, liquidation or winding-up is expected to become effective or occur, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of Common Stock of record shall be entitled to convert their Common Stock for securities or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, share exchange, sale, transfer, dissolution, liquidation or winding-up. Failure to give such notice, or any defect therein, shall not affect the legality or validity of such dividend, distribution, reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, share exchange, transfer, dissolution, liquidation or winding-up.
SECTION 5.11. Effect of Reclassification, Consolidation, Merger, Share Exchange or Sale on Conversion Privilege. (a) Subject to the Companys rights as set forth in Section 5.01(c) with respect to a Public Acquirer Change in Control, if any of the following shall occur, namely: (i) any reclassification or change of outstanding shares of Common Stock (other than a change in par value, or from par value to no par value, or from no par value to par value, or as a result of a subdivision or combination); (ii) any consolidation, combination, merger or share exchange to which the Company is a party; (iii) any sale or conveyance of all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company, in each case pursuant to which the shares of the Common Stock are exchanged for or converted into cash, securities or other property, then the Company or such successor or purchasing Person, as the case may be, shall, as a condition precedent to such reclassification, change, consolidation, merger, share exchange, sale or conveyance, execute and deliver to the Trustee a supplemental indenture providing that the Holder of each Security then outstanding shall have the right to convert such Security into, and as of the effective time of such transaction, Holders shall have the right to convert their Securities into, cash, and (if applicable) securities, or other property, that Holders would have been entitled to receive had Holders owned a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the Conversion Rate immediately prior to the effective time of the relevant transaction, multiplied by the principal amount (expressed in thousands) of the Securities converted, and the amount and
type of consideration received in settlement of any such conversion shall be determined pursuant to Section 5.14 mutatis mutandis; provided, however, that references to the Common Stock in Section 5.14 and in the definitions of Daily Conversion Value, Daily Settlement Amount and Common Stock Price shall be deemed instead to be references to a unit of amount and type of consideration that the holder of one share of Common Stock would have received or been entitled to receive in such transaction. Such supplemental indenture shall provide for adjustments of the Conversion Rate which shall be as nearly equivalent as may be practicable to the adjustments of the Conversion Rate provided for in this Article V. If, in the case of any such consolidation, merger, share exchange, sale or conveyance, the stock or other securities and property (including cash) receivable thereupon by a holder of Common Stock includes shares of Capital Stock or other securities and property of a Person other than the successor or purchasing Person, as the case may be, in such consolidation, merger, share exchange, sale or conveyance, then such supplemental indenture shall also be executed by such other Person and shall contain such additional provisions to protect the interests of the Holders of the Securities as the Board of Directors shall reasonably consider necessary by reason of the foregoing. The provisions of this Section 5.11 shall similarly apply to successive consolidations, mergers, share exchanges, sales or conveyances. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a distribution by the Company to all or substantially all holders of Common Stock for which an adjustment to the Conversion Rate or provision for conversion of the Securities may be made pursuant to Section 5.05 shall not be deemed to be a sale or conveyance of all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company for purposes of this Section 5.11.
(b) In the event the Company or any other Person shall execute a supplemental indenture pursuant to this Section 5.11, the Company shall promptly file with the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel stating that such supplemental indenture is authorized or permitted by this Indenture, and an Officers Certificate briefly stating the reasons therefor, the kind or amount of cash, securities and/or other property receivable by Holders of the Securities upon the conversion of their Securities after any such reclassification, change, consolidation, merger, share exchange, sale or conveyance, any adjustment to be made with respect thereto and that all conditions precedent have been complied with.
(c) For purposes of this Section 5.11, the type and amount of consideration that a Holder of Securities would have been entitled to receive as a holder of the Common Stock in the case of a transaction described in Article V that causes the Common Stock to be exchanged into the right to receive more than a single type of consideration, determined based in part upon any form of stockholder election, will be deemed to be the weighted average of the types and amounts of consideration received by the holders of Common Stock that affirmatively make such an election.
SECTION 5.12. Trustees and Agents Disclaimer. (a) The Company shall make all calculations and determinations under this Article V. The Trustee has no duty to determine when an adjustment to the Conversion Rate under this Article V (whether pursuant to Section 5.01(b), 5.01(c), 5.05, 5.11 or otherwise) should be made, how it should be made or what such adjustment should be, but may accept as conclusive evidence of the correctness of any such adjustment, and shall be fully protected in relying upon, the Officers Certificate with respect thereto which the Company is obligated to file with the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.09. The Trustee shall have no duty to confirm, review or verify, any calculations or determinations made
under this Article V. The Trustee shall not be accountable for, and makes no representation as to the validity or value of any securities or assets issued upon conversion of Securities, and the Trustee shall not be responsible for the Companys failure to comply with any provisions of this Article V. Each Conversion Agent (other than the Company or an Affiliate of the Company) shall have the same protection under this Section 5.12 as the Trustee.
(b) The Trustee shall not be under any responsibility to determine the correctness of any provisions contained in any supplemental indenture executed pursuant to Section 5.11, but may accept as conclusive evidence of the correctness thereof, and shall be protected in relying upon, the Officers Certificate with respect thereto which the Company is obligated to file with the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.11.
SECTION 5.13. Voluntary Increase. The Company from time to time may increase the Conversion Rate by any amount for any period of time if such period is at least 20 Trading Days or such longer period as may be required by law and if the increase is irrevocable during such period, if the Board of Directors determines, in good faith, that such increase would be in the best interests of the Company; provided that in no event may the resulting Conversion Price be less than the par value of a share of Common Stock. Any such determination by the Board of Directors shall be conclusive.
SECTION 5.14. Payment Upon Conversion; Daily Conversion Value of Securities Surrendered. (a) Holders tendering the Securities for conversion shall be entitled to receive upon conversion of each $1,000 principal amount of Securities, on the third Trading Day immediately following the last day of the related Observation Period, cash and shares of Common Stock, if any, subject to clause (b) below with respect to all or any portion of Common Stock which the Company elects to settle in cash, equal to the sum of the Daily Settlement Amounts for each of the 10 Trading Days during the related Observation Period. Cash will be delivered in lieu of fractional shares of Common Stock issuable in connection with payment of the foregoing amounts (based on the Common Stock Price of the Common Stock on the last Trading Day of the related Observation Period).
(b) By the close of business on the Business Day prior to the first scheduled Trading Day of the Observation Period, the Company may specify a percentage of the Net Shares that will be settled in cash (the Cash Percentage) and will notify the Holder of such Cash Percentage through written notice to the Trustee (the Cash Percentage Notice). If the Company elects to specify a Cash Percentage, (x) the amount of cash that the Company will deliver in lieu of all or an applicable portion of the Net Shares in respect of each Trading Day in the Observation Period will equal the product of: (i) the Cash Percentage, (ii) the number of Net Shares for such Trading Day (assuming for this purpose that the Company had not specified a Cash Percentage) and (iii) the Common Stock Price of the Common Stock on such Trading Day, and (y) the number of shares of Common Stock deliverable in respect of each Trading Day in the Observation Period (in lieu of the full number of Net Shares for such Trading Day) will be a percentage of the number of Net Shares (assuming that the Company has not specified a Cash Percentage) equal to 100% minus the Cash Percentage.