This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed Jul 11, 2008.
FORM OF SERIES C NOTE
LUXOTTICA U.S. HOLDINGS CORP.
6.77% SERIES C SENIOR GUARANTEED NOTE DUE JULY 1, 2018
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, Luxottica U.S. Holdings Corp. (herein called the Company), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, hereby promises to pay to [ ], or registered assigns, the principal sum of [ ] DOLLARS on [ , ], with interest (computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months) (a) on the unpaid balance thereof at the rate of 6.77% per annum from the date hereof, payable semiannually, on the 1st day of January and July in each year, commencing with the January 1st or July 1st next succeeding the date hereof, until the principal hereof shall have become due and payable, and (b) to the extent permitted by law on any overdue payment (including any overdue prepayment) of principal, any overdue payment of interest and any overdue payment of any Make-Whole Amount or Modified Make-Whole Amount (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement referred to below), payable semiannually as aforesaid (or, at the option of the registered holder hereof, on demand), at a rate per annum from time to time equal to the greater of (i) 8.77% or (ii) 2% over the rate of interest publicly announced by Citibank, N.A. from time to time in New York, New York, as its base or prime rate.
Payments of principal of, interest on and any Make-Whole Amount or Modified Make-Whole Amount with respect to this Note are to be made in lawful money of the United States of America at the principal offices of Citibank, N.A., in New York, New York, or at such other place as the Company shall have designated by written notice to the holder of this Note as provided in the Note Purchase Agreement referred to below.
This Note is one of a series of Series C Senior Guaranteed Notes (herein called the Notes) issued pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of June 30, 2008 (as from time to time amended, the Note Purchase Agreement), among the Company, Luxottica Group S.p.A. and the respective purchasers named therein and is entitled to the benefits thereof. Each holder of this Note will be deemed, by its acceptance hereof, (i) to have agreed to the confidentiality provisions set forth in Section 21 of the Note Purchase Agreement and (ii) to have made the representation set forth in Section 6.2 of the Note Purchase Agreement.
This Note is a registered Note and, as provided in the Note Purchase Agreement, upon surrender of this Note for registration of transfer, duly endorsed, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer duly executed, by the registered holder hereof or such holders attorney duly authorized in writing, a new Note for a like principal amount will be issued to, and registered in the name of, the transferee. Prior to due presentment for registration of transfer, the Company may treat the person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for the purpose of
receiving payment and for all other purposes, and the Company will not be affected by any notice to the contrary.
The obligations of the Company under and with respect to this Note are guaranteed by Luxottica Group S.p.A. in accordance with the terms of the Parent Guarantee and by the Subsidiary Guarantors (from time to time) in accordance with the terms of the Subsidiary Guarantee.
The Company will make required prepayments of principal on the dates and in the amounts specified in the Note Purchase Agreement. This Note is also subject to optional prepayment, in whole or from time to time in part, at the times and on the terms specified in the Note Purchase Agreement, but not otherwise.
If an Event of Default, as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement, occurs and is continuing, the principal of this Note may be declared or otherwise become due and payable in the manner, at the price (including any applicable Make-Whole Amount or Modified Make-Whole Amount) and with the effect provided in the Note Purchase Agreement.
This Note shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and the rights of the parties shall be governed by, the law of the State of New York excluding choice-of-law principles of the law of such State that would require the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than such State.