DIS » Topics » SECTION 2. Solicitations as Agents; Purchases as Principals .

This excerpt taken from the DIS 8-K filed Dec 17, 2007.

SECTION 2.           Solicitations as Agents; Purchases as Principals.

 

(a)           Solicitations as Agents. Subject to the terms and conditions stated herein and subject to the reservation by the Company of the right to sell Notes directly on its own behalf and to any person, to sell Notes through others (provided that any other agent will execute an agreement with the Company which contains substantially the same terms and conditions contained herein), and to designate and select additional agents to become party to this Agreement, the Company hereby (i) appoints each Agent as an agent of the Company for the purpose of soliciting offers to purchase the Notes from the Company by others and (ii) agrees that whenever the Company determines to sell Notes directly to an Agent as principal for resale to others, it will enter into a Terms Agreement relating to such sale in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(b) hereof. Without the prior written consent of the Company, the Agents are not authorized to appoint sub-agents or to engage the services of any other broker or dealer in connection with the offer or sale of the Notes; provided, that without the Company’s consent, the Agents may solicit offers to purchase the Notes from other brokers or dealers. In connection with the solicitation of offers to purchase Notes, without the prior consent of the Company, the Agents are not authorized to provide any written information relating to the Company to any prospective purchaser other than the General Disclosure Package, the Prospectus and the Incorporated Documents. Each Agent will make reasonable efforts to assist the Company in obtaining performance by each purchaser whose offer to purchase Notes from the Company has been solicited by such Agent, as agent, and accepted by the Company, but such Agent shall not have any liability to the Company in the event any such purchase is not consummated for any reason.

 

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The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend the solicitation of offers to purchase the Notes through the Agents commencing at any time for any period of time or permanently. Upon receipt of instructions from the Company, the Agents will, as soon as possible, suspend the solicitation of offers to purchase the Notes from the Company until such time as the Company has advised the Agents that such solicitation may be resumed.

 

The Company agrees to pay each Agent a commission, which such Agent is hereby authorized to deduct from the sales proceeds of each Note sold by the Company as a result of a solicitation made by such Agent, equal to the applicable percentage of the principal amount of each such Note, as set forth in Exhibit A hereto. Without the consent of the Company, no Agent, as an agent, may reallow any portion of the commission payable pursuant hereto to dealers or purchasers in connection with the offer and sale of any Notes.

 

As an agent, each Agent is authorized, except during periods of suspension as provided in this Agreement, to solicit offers to purchase the Notes. Each Agent shall communicate to the Company, orally or in writing, each reasonable offer to purchase Notes received by such Agent, as agent. Each Agent shall have the right in its discretion reasonably exercised to reject any offer to purchase the Notes received by such Agent which it does not deem reasonable, and any such rejection shall not be deemed a breach of such Agent’s agreements contained herein. The Company shall have the sole right to accept offers to purchase the Notes and may reject any such offer in whole or in part, and any such rejection shall not be deemed to be a breach of any agreement of the Company contained herein. The purchase price, interest rate, maturity date and other terms of the Notes agreed upon by the Company shall be set forth in a pricing supplement to the Prospectus to be prepared following each acceptance by the Company of an offer for the purchase of Notes (a “Pricing Supplement”). Except as may be otherwise provided in any Pricing Supplement, each Note will be issued in the denomination of U.S. $1,000 or any amount in excess thereof which is an integral multiple of U.S. $1,000. All Notes will be sold at 100% of their principal amount unless otherwise agreed to by the Company. Each Agent acknowledges and agrees that any funds which such Agent receives in respect of a purchase of Notes, which purchase has been solicited by such Agent, as agent of the Company, will be received, held and disposed of by such Agent, as agent of the Company, subject to the right of such Agent to deduct from the sale proceeds the applicable commission as set forth on Exhibit A hereto.

 

If requested by a prospective purchaser of Notes denominated in a currency other than U.S. dollars, the Agent soliciting the offer to purchase will use its reasonable efforts to arrange for the conversion of U.S. dollars into such currency to enable the purchaser to pay for such Notes. Such requests must be made on or before the third business day preceding the date of delivery of the Notes, or by such other dates as determined by such Agent. Each such conversion will be made by the relevant Agent on such terms and subject to such conditions, limitations and charges as such Agent may from time to time establish in accordance with its regular foreign exchange practice. All costs of exchange will be borne by purchasers of the Notes.

 

(b)           Purchases as Principal. Each sale of Notes to an Agent as principal shall be made in accordance with the terms contained herein and pursuant to a separate agreement which will provide for the sale of such Notes to, and the purchase and any reoffering thereof by, such Agent. Each such separate agreement (which may be an oral agreement if confirmed within 24 hours

 

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thereafter by an exchange of any standard form of written telecommunication (including facsimile transmission) between the Agent and the Company) is herein referred to as a “Terms Agreement.” Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference contained herein to “this Agreement” shall be deemed to include any applicable Terms Agreement between the Company and the Agent. Each such Terms Agreement, whether oral (and confirmed in writing, which confirmation may be by facsimile transmission) or in writing shall be with respect to such information (as applicable) as is specified in Exhibit B hereto. An Agent’s commitment to purchase Notes pursuant to any Terms Agreement shall be deemed to have been made on the basis of the representations and warranties of the Company herein contained and shall be subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth. The Agents may offer the Notes they have purchased as principal to other dealers. The Agents may sell Notes to any dealer at a discount and, unless otherwise specified in the applicable Terms Agreement, such discount allowed to any dealer will not be in excess of the discount to be received by such Agent from the Company. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable Terms Agreement, any Notes sold to an Agent as principal will be purchased by such Agent at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof less a percentage equal to the commission applicable to any agency sale of a Note of identical maturity.

 

(c)           Administrative Procedures. Administrative procedures with respect to the sale of Notes shall be agreed upon from time to time by the Agents and the Company (the “Procedures”). The Procedures initially agreed upon shall be those set forth in Exhibit C hereto. The Agents and the Company agree to perform the respective duties and obligations specifically provided to be performed by the Agents and the Company herein and in the Procedures.

 

This excerpt taken from the DIS 8-K filed Mar 10, 2005.

SECTION 2.          Solicitations as Agents; Purchases as Principals.

 

(a)                                  Solicitations as Agents.  Subject to the terms and conditions stated herein and subject to the reservation by the Company of the right to sell Notes directly on its own behalf and to any person, to sell Notes through others (provided that any other agent will execute an agreement with the Company which contains substantially the same terms and conditions contained herein), and to designate and select additional agents to become party to this Agreement, the Company hereby (i) appoints each Agent as an agent of the Company for the purpose of soliciting offers to purchase the Notes from the Company by others and (ii) agrees that whenever the Company determines to sell Notes directly to an Agent as principal for resale to others, it will enter into a Terms Agreement relating to such sale in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(b) hereof.  Without the prior written consent of the Company, the Agents are not authorized to appoint sub-agents or to engage the services of any other broker or dealer in connection with the offer or sale of the Notes; provided, that without the Company’s consent, the Agents may solicit offers to purchase the Notes from other brokers or dealers.  In connection with the solicitation of offers to purchase Notes, without the prior consent of the Company, the Agents are not authorized to provide any written information relating to the Company to any prospective purchaser other than the Prospectus and the Incorporated Documents.  Each Agent will make reasonable efforts to assist the Company in obtaining performance by each purchaser whose offer to purchase Notes from the Company has been solicited by such Agent, as agent, and accepted by the Company, but such Agent shall not have any liability to the Company in the event any such purchase is not consummated for any reason.

 

The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend the solicitation of offers to purchase the Notes through the Agents commencing at any time for any period of time or permanently. Upon receipt of instructions from the Company, the Agents will, as soon as

 

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possible, suspend the solicitation of offers to purchase the Notes from the Company until such time as the Company has advised the Agents that such solicitation may be resumed.

 

The Company agrees to pay each Agent a commission, which such Agent is hereby authorized to deduct from the sales proceeds of each Note sold by the Company as a result of a solicitation made by such Agent, equal to the applicable percentage of the principal amount of each such Note, as set forth in Exhibit A hereto.  Without the consent of the Company, no Agent, as an agent, may reallow any portion of the commission payable pursuant hereto to dealers or purchasers in connection with the offer and sale of any Notes.

 

As an agent, each Agent is authorized, except during periods of suspension as provided in this Agreement, to solicit offers to purchase the Notes.  Each Agent shall communicate to the Company, orally or in writing, each reasonable offer to purchase Notes received by such Agent, as agent.  Each Agent shall have the right in its discretion reasonably exercised to reject any offer to purchase the Notes received by such Agent which it does not deem reasonable, and any such rejection shall not be deemed a breach of such Agent’s agreements contained herein.  The Company shall have the sole right to accept offers to purchase the Notes and may reject any such offer in whole or in part, and any such rejection shall not be deemed to be a breach of any agreement of the Company contained herein.  The purchase price, interest rate, maturity date and other terms of the Notes agreed upon by the Company shall be set forth in a pricing supplement to the Prospectus to be prepared following each acceptance by the Company of an offer for the purchase of Notes (a “Pricing Supplement”). Except as may be otherwise provided in any Pricing Supplement, each Note will be issued in the denomination of U.S. $1,000 or any amount in excess thereof which is an integral multiple of U.S. $1,000. All Notes will be sold at 100% of their principal amount unless otherwise agreed to by the Company.  Each Agent acknowledges and agrees that any funds which such Agent receives in respect of a purchase of Notes, which purchase has been solicited by such Agent, as agent of the Company, will be received, held and disposed of by such Agent, as agent of the Company, subject to the right of such Agent to deduct from the sale proceeds the applicable commission as set forth on Exhibit A hereto.

 

If requested by a prospective purchaser of Notes denominated in a currency other than U.S. dollars, the Agent soliciting the offer to purchase will use its reasonable efforts to arrange for the conversion of U.S. dollars into such currency to enable the purchaser to pay for such Notes.  Such requests must be made on or before the third business day preceding the date of delivery of the Notes, or by such other dates as determined by such Agent.  Each such conversion will be made by the relevant Agent on such terms and subject to such conditions, limitations and charges as such Agent may from time to time establish in accordance with its regular foreign exchange practice. All costs of exchange will be borne by purchasers of the Notes.

 

(b)                                 Purchases as Principal.  Each sale of Notes to an Agent as principal shall be made in accordance with the terms contained herein and pursuant to a separate agreement which will provide for the sale of such Notes to, and the purchase and any reoffering thereof by, such Agent.  Each such separate agreement (which may be an oral agreement if confirmed within 24 hours thereafter by an exchange of any standard form of written telecommunication (including facsimile transmission) between the Agent and the Company) is herein referred to as a “Terms Agreement.” Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference contained herein to “this

 

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Agreement” shall be deemed to include any applicable Terms Agreement between the Company and the Agent.  Each such Terms Agreement, whether oral (and confirmed in writing, which confirmation may be by facsimile transmission) or in writing shall be with respect to such information (as applicable) as is specified in Exhibit B hereto. An Agent’s commitment to purchase Notes pursuant to any Terms Agreement shall be deemed to have been made on the basis of the representations and warranties of the Company herein contained and shall be subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth.  The Agents may offer the Notes they have purchased as principal to other dealers.  The Agents may sell Notes to any dealer at a discount and, unless otherwise specified in the applicable Terms Agreement, such discount allowed to any dealer will not be in excess of the discount to be received by such Agent from the Company. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable Terms Agreement, any Notes sold to an Agent as principal will be purchased by such Agent at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof less a percentage equal to the commission applicable to any agency sale of a Note of identical maturity.

 

(c)                                  Administrative Procedures. Administrative procedures with respect to the sale of Notes shall be agreed upon from time to time by the Agents and the Company (the “Procedures”).  The Procedures initially agreed upon shall be those set forth in Exhibit C hereto.  The Agents and the Company agree to perform the respective duties and obligations specifically provided to be performed by the Agents and the Company herein and in the Procedures.

 

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