This excerpt taken from the DIS 8-K filed Mar 10, 2005.
controlling person shall have the rights and duties given to the Agents by subsection (c)(i) of this Section 7.
SECTION 8. Contribution. In order to provide for just and equitable contribution in circumstances in which the indemnity agreement provided for in Section 7 hereof is for any reason held to be unenforceable with respect to the indemnified parties although applicable in accordance with its terms, the Company and each Agent shall contribute to the aggregate losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses of the nature contemplated by said indemnity agreement incurred by the Company and the Agents, as incurred, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and each of the Agents participating in the offering that gave rise to such losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (a Relevant Agent) on the other hand from the offering of such Notes. If however, the allocation provided by the immediately preceding sentence is not permitted by applicable law or if the indemnified party failed to give the notice required pursuant to Section 7(c) hereof or pursuant to the last sentence of this Section 8, then the Company and each Relevant Agent shall contribute to such aggregate losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by the Company and the Relevant Agents, as incurred, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only such relative benefits but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and each Relevant Agent on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and each Relevant Agent on the other hand in connection with the offering of such Notes shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as the total net proceeds from the sale of such Notes by such Relevant Agent received by the Company (before deducting expenses) bear to the total commissions or other compensation or remuneration received by such Relevant Agent in respect thereof. The relative fault shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company or such Relevant Agent and the parties relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. If more than one Agent is a Relevant Agent in respect of a proceeding, each Relevant Agents obligation to contribute pursuant to this Section 8 shall be several and not joint, and shall be in the proportion that the principal amount of the Notes that are the subject of such proceeding and that were offered and sold through such Relevant Agent bears to the aggregate principal amount of the Notes that are the subject of such proceeding. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 8, no Agent shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total price at which the Notes purchased by or through it were sold exceeds the amount of any damages which such Agent has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the 1933 Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. For purposes of this Section 8, each person, if any, who controls an Agent within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as such Agent, and each director of the Company, each officer of the Company who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as the Company. Any party entitled to contribution pursuant to the first sentence of this Section 8 will, promptly after receipt of notice of commencement of any action, suit or
proceeding against such party in respect of which a claim for contribution may be made against another party or parties under this Section 8, notify such party or parties from whom contribution may be sought, but the omission to so notify such party or parties shall not relieve the party or parties from whom contribution may be sought from any other obligation it or they may have otherwise than under this Section 8; provided, however, that such notice need not be given if such party entitled to contribution hereunder has previously given notice pursuant to Section 7(c) hereof with respect to the same action, suit or proceeding.
SECTION 9. Representations. Warranties and Agreements to Survive Delivery. All representations, warranties and agreements contained in this Agreement or any Terms Agreement, or contained in certificates of officers of the Company submitted pursuant hereto, shall remain operative and in full force and effect, regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of any Agent or any controlling person as defined in Section 15 of the 1933 Act of any Agent, or by or on behalf of the Company, and shall survive each delivery of and payment for any of the Notes.