This excerpt taken from the GWW 10-Q filed Nov 2, 2007.
(b) It is not entering into any Transaction (i) on the basis of, and is not aware of, any material non-public information with respect to the Shares, (ii) in anticipation of, in connection with, or to facilitate, a distribution of its securities, a self tender offer or a third-party tender offer or (iii) to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares), in each case for the purpose of inducing the purchase or sale of the Shares by others.
(c) Each Transaction is being entered into pursuant to a publicly disclosed Share buy-back program and its Board of Directors has approved the use of derivatives to effect the Share buy-back program.
(d) Without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, it acknowledges that neither GS&Co. nor any of its affiliates is making any representations or warranties or taking any position or expressing any view with respect to the treatment of any Transaction under any accounting standards including FASB Statements 128, 133 as amended, or 149, 150, EITF 00-19, 01-6 or EITF 03-6 (or any successor issue statements) or under the Financial Accounting Standards Boards Liabilities & Equity Project.
(e) As of (i) the date hereof and (ii) the Trade Date for each Transaction hereunder, Counterparty is in compliance with its reporting obligations under the Exchange Act and its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, together with all reports subsequently filed by it pursuant to the Exchange Act, taken together and as amended and supplemented to the date of this representation, do not, as of their respective filing dates, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.
(f) Counterparty is aware of its reporting obligations under Regulation S-K and/or Regulation S-B under the Exchange Act, as applicable, in respect of the Transaction.
(g) The shares are not, and Counterparty will not cause the Shares to be, subject to a restricted period (as defined in Regulation M promulgated under the Exchange Act) at any time during any Regulation M Period (as defined below) for any Transaction unless Counterparty has provided written notice to GS&Co. of such restricted period not later than the Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the first day of such restricted period; Counterparty acknowledges that any such notice may cause a Disrupted Day to occur pursuant to Section 5 below; accordingly, Counterparty acknowledges that its delivery of such notice must comply with the standards set forth in Section 6 below;
This excerpt taken from the GWW 10-Q filed Aug 2, 2006.
2.18 Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, or any successor act thereto.