Form of Indenture - Cisco


CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

as Issuer

AND

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.

as Trustee

Indenture

Dated as of March 16, 2011


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

ARTICLE 1

DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

Section 1.01.

Definitions

1

Section 1.02.

Compliance Certificates and Opinions

8

Section 1.03.

Form of Documents Delivered to Trustee

9

Section 1.04.

Acts of Holders; Record Dates

9

Section 1.05.

Notices, Etc., to Trustee and Company

10

Section 1.06.

Notice to Holders; Waiver

11

Section 1.07.

Conflict with Trust Indenture Act

12

Section 1.08.

Effect of Headings and Table of Contents

12

Section 1.09.

Successors and Assigns

12

Section 1.10.

Severability Clause

12

Section 1.11.

Benefits of Indenture

12

Section 1.12.

Governing Law

12

Section 1.13.

Waiver of Right to Trial by Jury

12

ARTICLE 2

THE NOTES

Section 2.01.

Title and Terms

13

Section 2.02.

Forms of Notes

14

Section 2.03.

Form of Trustee153s Certificate of Authentication

14

Section 2.04.

Denominations

15

Section 2.05.

Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating

15

Section 2.06.

Temporary Notes

15

Section 2.07.

Registration of Transfer and Exchange

16

Section 2.08.

Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Notes

17

Section 2.09.

Persons Deemed Owners

18

Section 2.10.

Book-Entry Provisions for Global Notes

18

Section 2.11.

Cancellation and Transfer Provisions

19

Section 2.12.

Euroclear and Clearstream Procedures Applicable

20

Section 2.13.

CUSIP Numbers

20

ARTICLE 3

COVENANTS

Section 3.01.

Payments

20

Section 3.02.

Maintenance of Office or Agency

20

Section 3.03.

Money for Note Payments to be Held in Trust

21

Section 3.04.

Statement by Officers as to Default

22

Section 3.05.

Existence

22

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Section 3.06.

Reports and Delivery of Certain Information

23

Section 3.07.

Book-Entry System

23

Section 3.08.

Information for IRS Filings

23

Section 3.09.

Limitation on Liens

23

Section 3.10.

Limitation on Sale and Lease-Back Transactions

24

Section 3.11.

Certain Definitions

25

ARTICLE 4

CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE, TRANSFER OR LEASE

Section 4.01.

Company May Consolidate, Etc., Only on Certain Terms

27

Section 4.02.

Successor Substituted

28

ARTICLE 5

REDEMPTION OF NOTES

Section 5.01.

Optional Redemption of Notes by the Company

28

Section 5.02.

Selection of Notes to be Redeemed

28

Section 5.03.

Notice of Redemption

29

Section 5.04.

Effect of Notice of Redemption

29

Section 5.05.

Deposit of Redemption Price

30

Section 5.06.

Notes Redeemed in Part

30

ARTICLE 6

DEFAULTS AND REMEDIES

Section 6.01.

Events of Default

30

Section 6.02.

Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment

31

Section 6.03.

Collection of Indebtedness and Suits for Enforcement by Trustee

32

Section 6.04.

Trustee May File Proofs of Claim

32

Section 6.05.

Application of Money Collected

33

Section 6.06.

Limitation on Suits

33

Section 6.07.

Unconditional Right of Holders to Receive Payment

34

Section 6.08.

Restoration of Rights and Remedies

34

Section 6.09.

Rights and Remedies Cumulative

34

Section 6.10.

Delay or Omission Not Waiver

34

Section 6.11.

Control by Holders

34

Section 6.12.

Waiver of Past Defaults

35

Section 6.13.

Undertaking for Costs

35

Section 6.14.

Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws

35

ARTICLE 7

TRUSTEE

Section 7.01.

Certain Duties and Responsibilities

36

Section 7.02.

Notice of Defaults

37

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Section 7.03.

Certain Rights of Trustee

37

Section 7.04.

Not Responsible for Recitals

38

Section 7.05.

May Hold Notes

39

Section 7.06.

Money Held in Trust

39

Section 7.07.

Compensation and Reimbursement

39

Section 7.08.

Disqualification; Conflicting Interests

40

Section 7.09.

Corporate Trustee Required; Eligibility

40

Section 7.10.

Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor.

40

Section 7.11.

Acceptance of Appointment by Successor

42

Section 7.12.

Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business

42

Section 7.13.

Preferential Collection of Claims

43

ARTICLE 8

HOLDERS153 LISTS AND REPORTS BY TRUSTEE

Section 8.01.

Company to Furnish Trustee Names and Addresses of Holders

43

Section 8.02.

Preservation of Information; Communications to Holders

43

Section 8.03.

Reports by Trustee

43

Section 8.04.

Reports by Company

44

ARTICLE 9

DEFEASANCE AND DISCHARGE

Section 9.01.

Defeasance and Discharge of Indenture

44

Section 9.02.

Legal Defeasance

45

Section 9.03.

Covenant Defeasance

47

Section 9.04.

Application by Trustee of Funds Deposited for Payment of Notes

47

Section 9.05.

Repayment of Moneys Held by Paying Agent

47

Section 9.06.

Return of Moneys Held by Trustee and Paying Agent Unclaimed for Two Years

47

ARTICLE 10

AMENDMENTS

Section 10.01.

Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Holders

48

Section 10.02.

Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders

49

Section 10.03.

Execution of Supplemental Indentures

50

Section 10.04.

Effect of Supplemental Indentures

50

Section 10.05.

Conformity with Trust Indenture Act

51

Section 10.06.

Reference in Notes to Supplemental Indentures

51

EXHIBIT A

Form of Floating Rate Notes due 2014

EXHIBIT B

Form of 1.625% Senior Notes due 2014

EXHIBIT C

Form of 3.150% Senior Notes due 2017

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CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE

TIA Section

Indenture
Section

310

(a)(1)

7.09

(a)(2)

7.09

(a)(3)

N.A.

(a)(4)

N.A.

(b)

7.08; 7.10

311

(a)

7.13

(b)

7.13

312

(a)

8.01(a); 8.02(a)

(b)

8.02(b)

(c)

8.02(c)

313

(a)

8.03(a)

(b)

8.03(a)

(c)

8.03(a)

(d)

8.02(b)

314

(a)

8.04

(b)

N.A.

(c)(1)

1.02

(c)(2)

1.02

(c)(3)

N.A.

(d)

N.A.

(e)

1.02

315

(a)

7.01

(b)

7.02

(c)

7.01

(d)

7.01

(e)

6.14

316

(a)(1)(A)

6.12

(a)(1)(B)

6.13

(a)(2)

N.A.

(b)

6.08

(c)

1.04(c)

317

(a)(1)

6.03

(a)(2)

6.04

(b)

3.03

318

(a)

1.07

N.A. means Not Applicable

Note: This Cross-Reference Table shall not, for any purpose, be deemed to be part of this Indenture.

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INDENTURE, dated as of March 16, 2011, between Cisco Systems, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, as Issuer (the "Company"), having its principal offices at 170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, California 95134 and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., a national banking association duly organized under the laws of the United States of America, as Trustee (the "Trustee").

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

The Company has duly authorized the creation of an issue of Floating Rate Notes due 2014 (the "2014 Floating Rate Notes"), 1.625% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "2014 Fixed Rate Notes") and 3.150% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "2017 Fixed Rate Notes" and, together with the 2014 Floating Rate Notes and the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes, the "Notes") of substantially the tenor and amount hereinafter set forth, and to provide therefor the Company has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Indenture.

All things necessary to make the Notes, when executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered hereunder and duly issued by the Company, the valid obligations of the Company, and to make this Indenture a valid agreement of the Company, in accordance with the terms of the Notes and the Indenture, have been done.

NOW, THEREFORE, THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH:

For and in consideration of the premises and the purchases of the Notes by the Holders thereof, it is mutually agreed, for the benefit of the Company and the equal and proportionate benefit of all Holders of the Notes, as follows:

ARTICLE 1

DEFINITIONS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

Section 1.01. Definitions. For all purposes of this Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires:

(i) the terms defined in this Article 1 have the meanings assigned to them in this Article and include the plural as well as the singular;

(ii) all other terms used herein that are defined in the Trust Indenture Act, either directly or by reference therein, have the meanings assigned to them therein;

(iii) all accounting terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in accordance with GAAP; and


(iv) the words "herein," "hereof153 and "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.

"Act," when used with respect to any Holder, has the meaning specified in Section 1.04.

"Affiliate" of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person. For the purposes of this definition, "control" when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms "controlling" and "controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

"Agent Members" has the meaning specified in Section 2.10.

"Aggregate Debt" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Applicable Procedures" means, with respect to any transfer or exchange of or for beneficial interests in any Global Notes, the rules and procedures of the Depositary, Euroclear and Clearstream that apply to such transfer or exchange.

"Attributable Liens" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Board of Directors" means, with respect to any Person, either the board of directors of such Person or any duly authorized committee of that board.

"Board Resolution" means, with respect to any Person, a copy of a resolution certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of such Person to have been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and to be in full force and effect on the date of such certification, and delivered to the Trustee.

"Business Day" means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day on which banking institutions in The City of New York are authorized or obligated by law, or executive order or governmental decree to be closed.

"Capital Lease" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Clearstream" means Clearstream Banking, soci t anonyme, Luxembourg (formerly Cedel Bank, soci t anonyme), and any successor thereto.

"Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission, as from time to time constituted, created under the Exchange Act, or, if at any time after the execution of this instrument such Commission is not existing and performing the duties now assigned to it under the Trust Indenture Act, then the body performing such duties at such time.

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"Company" means the Person named as the "Company" in the first paragraph of this instrument until a successor Person shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter "Company" shall mean such successor Person.

"Company Request" or "Company Order" means a written request or order signed in the name of the Company by any two of its Chairman of the Board, its Vice Chairman of the Board, its Chief Executive Officer, its President, any Vice President, its Chief Financial Officer, its Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, its Secretary or an Assistant Secretary, and delivered to the Trustee.

"Comparable Treasury Issue" means the United States Treasury security selected by a Reference Treasury Dealer as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes called for redemption, that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to the remaining term of the Notes called for redemption.

"Comparable Treasury Price" means, with respect to any Redemption Date, the average, as determined by the Company or such agent as may be appointed by the Company for this purpose, of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for that Redemption Date.

"Consolidated Net Worth" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Consolidated Subsidiaries" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Corporate Trust Office" means the office of the Trustee at which the corporate trust business of the Trustee shall, at any particular time, be principally administered, which office is, at the date of this Indenture, located at 700 South Flower Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, California 90017, Attention: Corporate Unit.

"corporation" means a corporation, association, company, joint-stock company or business trust.

"Default" means any event that is or with the passage of time or the giving of notice or both would become an Event of Default.

"Depositary" means The Depository Trust Company until a successor Depositary shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter "Depositary" shall mean such successor Depositary.

"Event of Default" has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.

"Euroclear" means the Euroclear Clearance System and any successor thereto.

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"Exchange Act" means the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

"GAAP" means generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other entity as have been approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession, which are in effect as of the date of determination.

"Global Note" means a Note in global form registered in the Note Register in the name of a Depositary or a nominee thereof.

"Governmental Obligations" means securities that are (i) direct obligations of the United States of America for the payment of which its full faith and credit is pledged or (ii) obligations of a Person controlled or supervised by and acting as an agency or instrumentality of the United States of America, the payment of which is unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States of America that, in either case, are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof, and shall also include a depositary receipt issued by a bank (as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act) as custodian with respect to any such Governmental Obligation or a specific payment of principal of or interest on any such Governmental Obligation held by such custodian for the account of the holder of such depositary receipt; provided however, that (except as required by law) such custodian is not authorized to make any deduction from the amount payable to the holder of such depositary receipt from any amount received by the custodian in respect of the Governmental Obligation or the specific payment of principal of or interest on the Governmental Obligation evidenced by such depositary receipt.

"Holder" means a Person in whose name a Note is registered in the Note Register.

"Indebtedness" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Indenture" means this instrument as originally executed or as it may from time to time be supplemented or amended by one or more indentures supplemental hereto entered into pursuant to the applicable provisions hereof, including, for all purposes of this instrument and any such supplemental indenture, the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act that are deemed to be a part of and govern this instrument and any such supplemental indenture, respectively.

"Issue Date" means the date the Notes are originally issued as set forth on the face of the Note under this Indenture.

"Lien" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

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"Maturity", when used with respect to any Note, means the date on which the principal or Redemption Price of such Note becomes due and payable as therein or herein provided, whether at the Stated Maturity or on a Redemption Date, or by declaration of acceleration or otherwise.

"Note" or "Notes" has the meaning specified in the first paragraph of the Recitals of the Company.

"Note Register" and "Note Registrar" have the respective meanings specified in Section 2.07.

"Notice of Default" has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.

"Officers153 Certificate" means a certificate signed on behalf of the Company by any two of its the Chairman of the Board, its Vice Chairman of the Board, its Chief Executive Officer, its President, any Vice President, its Chief Financial Officer, its Treasurer, any Assistant Treasurer, its Secretary or an Assistant Secretary, and delivered to the Trustee. One of the officers signing an Officers153 Certificate given pursuant to Section 3.04 shall be the principal executive, financial or accounting officer of the Company.

"Opinion of Counsel" means a written opinion of counsel, who may be external or in-house counsel for the Company, and who shall be reasonably acceptable to the Trustee.

"Outstanding," when used with respect to Notes, means, as of the date of determination, all Notes theretofore authenticated and delivered under this Indenture, except:

(i) Notes theretofore cancelled by the Trustee or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation;

(ii) Notes, or portions thereof, for whose payment or redemption money in the necessary amount has been theretofore deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent (other than the Company) in trust or set aside and segregated in trust by the Company (if the Company shall act as its own Paying Agent) for the Holders of such Notes; provided that if such Notes are to be redeemed prior to the maturity thereof, notice of such redemption shall have been given to the Holders as herein provided, or provision satisfactory to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee shall have been made for giving such notice; and

(iii) Notes that have been paid or in exchange for or in lieu of which other Notes have been authenticated and delivered pursuant to this Indenture;

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provided, however, that, in determining whether the Holders of the requisite Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes have given any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver hereunder, Notes owned by the Company or any other obligor upon the Notes shall be disregarded and deemed not to be Outstanding, except that, in determining whether the Trustee shall be protected in relying upon any such request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent or waiver, only Notes which a Responsible Officer of the Trustee actually knows to be so owned shall be so disregarded. Notes so owned which have been pledged in good faith may be regarded as Outstanding if the pledgee establishes to the satisfaction of the Trustee the pledgee153s right so to act with respect to such Notes and that the pledgee is not the Company or any other obligor upon the Notes.

"Paying Agent" means any Person (including the Company) authorized by the Company to pay the principal or Redemption Price of any Note on behalf of the Company. The Trustee shall initially be the Paying Agent.

"Permitted Liens" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, association, limited liability company, joint-stock company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

"Physical Notes" means permanent certificated Notes in registered form issued in denomination of $2,000 Principal Amount and any integral multiple of $1,000 above that amount.

"Principal Amount" of a Note means the Principal Amount as set forth on the face of the Note.

"Principal Property" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Record Date" has the respective meanings specified in the Notes attached hereto as Exhibit A, Exhibit B and Exhibit C.

"Redemption Date" shall mean the date specified for redemption of the Notes in accordance with the terms of the Notes and Section 5.01.

"Redemption Price" has the meaning specified in Section 5.01.

"Reference Treasury Dealer" means (i) each of Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and their respective successors; provided that if any of the foregoing cease to be a primary U.S. Government securities dealer, the Company shall substitute another nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary

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U.S. Government securities dealer, and (ii) any other primary U.S. Government securities dealer selected by the Company.

"Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations" means, on any Redemption Date, the average, as determined by the Company or such agent as may be appointed by the Company for this purpose, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to the Company by each Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding that Redemption Date.

"Remaining Scheduled Payments" means the remaining scheduled payments of principal of and interest on the Notes that would be due after the related Redemption Date but for that redemption. If that Redemption Date is not an interest payment date, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Notes will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Notes to such Redemption Date.

"Responsible Officer" means any officer of the Trustee within the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee with direct responsibility for the administration of this Indenture and also, with respect to a particular matter, any other officer of the Trustee to whom such matter is referred because of such officer153s knowledge and familiarity with the particular subject.

"Securities Act" means the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

"Senior Officer" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Stated Maturity," when used with respect to any Note, means the date specified in such Note as the fixed date on which an amount equal to the principal amount of such Note together with accrued and unpaid interest is due and payable.

"Stockholders153 Equity" has the meaning specified in Section 3.11.

"Subsidiary" means a corporation more than 50% of the outstanding voting stock of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company or by one or more other Subsidiaries, or by the Company and one or more other Subsidiaries. For the purposes of this definition, "voting stock" means stock which ordinarily has voting power for the election of directors, whether at all times or only so long as no senior class of stock has such voting power by reason of any contingency.

"Surviving Entity" has the meaning specified in Section 4.01.

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"Treasury Rate" means, with respect to any Redemption Date for the Notes, the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity (computed as of the third Business Day immediately preceding that Redemption Date) of the Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for that Redemption Date.

"Trust Indenture Act" means the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as in effect on the date as of which this Indenture was executed; provided, however, that in the event the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 is amended after such date, "Trust Indenture Act" means, to the extent required by any such amendment, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 as so amended.

"Trustee" means the Person named as the "Trustee" in the first paragraph of this instrument until a successor Trustee shall have become such pursuant to the applicable provisions of this Indenture, and thereafter "Trustee" shall mean such successor Trustee.

"Vice President," when used with respect to the Company or the Trustee, means any vice president, whether or not designated by a number or a word or words added before or after the title "vice president".

Section 1.02. Compliance Certificates and Opinions. Upon any application or request by the Company to the Trustee to take any action under any provision of this Indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive upon request an Opinion of Counsel and Officers153 Certificate to the effect that all conditions precedent, if any, in the Indenture to such action have been complied with. Each such certificate or opinion shall be given in the form of an Officers153 Certificate, if to be given by an officer of the Company, or an Opinion of Counsel, if to be given by counsel, and shall comply with the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act and any other requirement set forth in this Indenture.

Every certificate or opinion with respect to compliance with a condition or covenant provided for in this Indenture shall include:

(a) a statement that each individual signing such certificate or opinion has read such covenant or condition and the definitions herein relating thereto;

(b) a brief statement as to the nature and scope of the examination or investigation upon which the statements or opinions contained in such certificate or opinion are based;

(c) a statement that, in the opinion of each such individual, such individual has made such examination or investigation as is necessary to enable such individual to express an informed opinion as to whether or not such covenant or condition has been complied with; and

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(d) a statement as to whether, in the opinion of each such individual, such condition or covenant has been complied with.

Section 1.03. Form of Documents Delivered to Trustee. In any case where several matters are required to be certified by, or covered by an opinion of, any specified Person, it is not necessary that all such matters be certified by, or covered by the opinion of, only one such Person, or that they be so certified or covered by only one document, but one such Person may certify or give an opinion with respect to some matters and one or more other such Persons as to other matters, and any such Person may certify or give an opinion as to such matters in one or several documents.

Any certificate or opinion of an officer of the Company may be based, insofar as it relates to legal matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, counsel, unless such officer knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to the matters upon which his certificate or opinion is based are erroneous. Any such certificate or Opinion of Counsel may be based, insofar as it relates to factual matters, upon a certificate or opinion of, or representations by, an officer or officers of the Company stating that the information with respect to such factual matters is in the possession of the Company, unless such counsel knows, or in the exercise of reasonable care should know, that the certificate or opinion or representations with respect to such matters are erroneous.

Where any Person is required to make, give or execute two or more applications, requests, consents, certificates, statements, opinions or other instruments under this Indenture, they may, but need not, be consolidated and form one instrument.

Section 1.04. Acts of Holders; Record Dates. (a) Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action provided by this Indenture to be given or taken by Holders may be embodied in and evidenced by one or more instruments of substantially similar tenor signed by such Holders in person or by agent duly appointed in writing and, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, such action shall become effective when such instrument or instruments are delivered to the Trustee and, where it is hereby expressly required, to the Company. Such instrument or instruments (and the action embodied therein and evidenced thereby) are herein sometimes referred to as an "Act" of the Holders signing such instrument or instruments. Proof of execution of any such instrument or of a writing appointing any such agent shall be sufficient for any purpose of this Indenture and (subject to Section 7.01) conclusive in favor of the Trustee and the Company, if made in the manner provided in this Section 1.04.

(b) The fact and date of the execution by any Person of any such instrument or writing may be proved by the affidavit of a witness of such execution or by a certificate of a notary public or other officer authorized by law

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to take acknowledgments of deeds, certifying that the individual signing such instrument or writing acknowledged to him the execution thereof. Where such execution is by a signer acting in a capacity other than his individual capacity, such certificate or affidavit shall also constitute sufficient proof of his authority. The fact and date of the execution of any such instrument or writing, or the authority of the Person executing the same, may also be proved in any other manner which the Trustee reasonably deems sufficient.

(c) The Company may, in the circumstances permitted by the Trust Indenture Act, fix any day as the record date for the purpose of determining the Holders entitled to give or take any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other action, or to vote on any action, authorized or permitted to be given or taken by Holders. If not set by the Company prior to the first solicitation of a Holder made by any Person in respect of any such action, or, in the case of any such vote, prior to such vote, the record date for any such action or vote shall be the 30th day (or, if later, the date of the most recent list of Holders required to be provided pursuant to Section 8.01) prior to such first solicitation or vote, as the case may be. With regard to any record date, only the Holders on such date (or their duly designated proxies) shall be entitled to give or take, or vote on, the relevant action.

(d) The ownership of Notes shall be proved by the Note Register.

(e) Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or other Act of the Holder of any Note shall bind every future Holder of the same Note and the Holder of every Note issued upon the registration of transfer thereof or in exchange therefor or in lieu thereof in respect of anything done, omitted or suffered to be done by the Trustee or the Company in reliance thereon, whether or not notation of such action is made upon such Note.

Section 1.05. Notices, Etc., to Trustee and Company. Any request, demand, authorization, direction, notice, consent, waiver or Act of Holders or other document provided or permitted by this Indenture to be made upon, given or furnished to, or filed with:

(i) the Trustee by any Holder or by the Company shall be sufficient for every purpose hereunder if made, given, furnished or filed in writing to or with the Trustee at: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., 700 South Flower Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, California 90017, Attention: Corporate Unit or

(ii) the Company by the Trustee or by any Holder shall be sufficient for every purpose hereunder (unless otherwise herein expressly provided) if in writing and mailed, first-class postage prepaid, to the Company addressed to it at the address of its principal office specified in the first paragraph of this instrument or at any other address previously furnished in writing to the Trustee by the Company, Attention: Treasurer.

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Notice to the Trustee shall be effective only upon actual receipt by the Trustee.

Section 1.06. Notice to Holders; Waiver. Where this Indenture provides for notice to Holders of any event, such notice shall be sufficiently given (unless otherwise herein expressly provided) if in writing and mailed, first-class postage prepaid, to each Holder affected by such event, at such Holder153s address as it appears in the Note Register, not later than the latest date (if any), and not earlier than the earliest date (if any), prescribed for the giving of such notice. In any case where notice to Holders is given by mail, neither the failure to mail such notice, nor any defect in any notice so mailed, to any particular Holder shall affect the sufficiency of such notice with respect to other Holders. Where this Indenture provides for notice in any manner, such notice may be waived in writing by the Person entitled to receive such notice, either before or after the event, and such waiver shall be the equivalent of such notice. Waivers of notice by Holders shall be filed with the Trustee, but such filing shall not be a condition precedent to the validity of any action taken in reliance upon such waiver.

In case by reason of the suspension of regular mail service or by reason of any other cause it shall be impracticable to give such notice by mail, then such notification as shall be made with the approval of the Trustee shall constitute a sufficient notification for every purpose hereunder.

Whenever under this Indenture the Trustee is required to provide any notice by mail, in all cases the Trustee may alternatively provide notice by overnight courier or by telefacsimile, with confirmation of transmission.

So long as the Notes are registered in the name of the Depository Trust Company, any notices to be provided to the Holders may be provided by electronic means in accordance with the Depository Trust Company153s operational procedures.

The Trustee agrees to accept and act upon instructions or directions pursuant to this Indenture sent by unsecured e-mail, facsimile transmission or other similar unsecured electronic methods; provided, however, that (a) the party providing such written instructions, subsequent to such transmission of written instructions, shall provide the originally executed instructions or directions to the Trustee in a timely manner, and (b) such originally executed instructions or directions shall be signed by an authorized representative of the party providing such instructions or directions. If the party elects to give the Trustee e-mail (pdf) or facsimile instructions (or instructions by a similar electronic method) and the Trustee in its discretion elects to act upon such instructions, the Trustee153s understanding of such instructions shall be deemed controlling. The Trustee shall not be liable for any losses, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from the Trustee153s reliance upon and compliance with such instructions notwithstanding such instructions conflict or are inconsistent with a subsequent written instruction. The party providing electronic instructions agrees to assume all risks arising out of the use of such electronic methods to submit instructions

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and directions to the Trustee, including without limitation the risk of the Trustee acting on unauthorized instructions, and the risk or interception and misuse by third parties.

Section 1.07. Conflict with Trust Indenture Act. If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with a provision of the Trust Indenture Act that is required hereunder to be a part of and govern this Indenture, the latter provision shall control. If any provision of this Indenture modifies or excludes any provision of the Trust Indenture Act that may be so modified or excluded, the latter provision shall be deemed to apply to this Indenture as so modified or to be excluded, as the case may be.

Section 1.08. Effect of Headings and Table of Contents. The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof, and all Article and Section references are to Articles and Sections, respectively, of this Indenture unless otherwise expressly stated.

Section 1.09. Successors and Assigns. All covenants and agreements in this Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

Section 1.10. Severability Clause. In case any provision in this Indenture or in the Notes shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Section 1.11. Benefits of Indenture. Nothing in this Indenture or in the Notes, express or implied, shall give to any Person, other than the parties hereto and their respective successors hereunder and the Holders of Notes, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Indenture.

Section 1.12. Governing Law. This Indenture and the Notes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

Section 1.13. Waiver of Right to Trial by Jury. EACH OF THE COMPANY AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE INDENTURE, THE NOTES OR THE TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

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ARTICLE 2

THE NOTES

Section 2.01. Title and Terms. The aggregate Principal Amount of Notes that may be authenticated and delivered under this Indenture is initially limited to $4,000,000,000 (consisting of $1,250,000,000 aggregate Principal Amount of 2014 Floating Rate Notes, $2,000,000,000 aggregate Principal Amount of 2014 Fixed Rate Notes and $750,000,000 aggregate Principal Amount of 2017 Fixed Rate Notes), except for Notes authenticated and delivered upon registration or transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Notes pursuant to Section 2.06, 2.07, 2.08, 5.06 and 10.06. The Notes may be reopened, without the consent of the Holders thereof, for increases in the aggregate principal amount of the Notes and issuance of additional Notes; provided that if such additional Notes are not fungible with the initially issued Notes of the applicable series for U.S. federal income tax purposes such additional Notes will have a separate CUSIP number. Any additional Notes shall be consolidated and form a single series with, and shall have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as the Notes then outstanding, except for issue date, issue price and, if applicable, first interest payment date or CUSIP number. No additional Notes may be issued if an Event of Default under the Indenture has occurred and is continuing with respect to the Notes.

The 2014 Floating Rate Notes shall be designated as "Floating Rate Notes due 2014", the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes shall be designated as "1.625% Senior Notes due 2014" and the 2017 Fixed Rate Notes shall be designated as "3.150% Senior Notes due 2017." The 2014 Floating Rate Notes, the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes and the 2017 Fixed Rate Notes shall each represent a separate series of Notes.

The Notes of each series shall rank equally and pari passu with the Notes of each other series and with all other unsecured and unsubordinated debt of the Company.

The Principal Amount and accrued interest on the Notes shall be payable at the office or agency of the Company in The City of New York maintained for such purpose and at any other office or agency maintained by the Company for such purpose; provided that, except in the case of a Global Note, the Company will pay interest (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note Register or (ii) by wire transfer in immediately available funds to a Holder with an aggregate Principal Amount of Notes of any series in excess of $2.0 million, to the place and account designated in writing at least 15 days prior to the interest payment date by the Person entitled thereto as specified in the Note Register.

If the Stated Maturity or Redemption Date for any Note falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the payment of principal and interest will be made on the next succeeding Business Day, and no interest on such payment shall accrue for

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the period from and after the Stated Maturity or Redemption Date, as the case may be. If an interest payment date for the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes or the 2017 Fixed Rate Notes falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day, and no interest on such payment shall accrue for the period from and after such interest payment date. If an interest payment date for the 2014 Floating Rate Notes falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment date shall be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would be in the following month, in which case, the interest payment date shall be the immediately preceding Business Day. Interest on the Notes will be paid to but excluding the relevant interest payment date.

The Notes shall not have the benefit of a sinking fund.

Section 2.02. Forms of Notes. The 2014 Floating Rate Notes shall be substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit A hereto, the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes shall be substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit B hereto and the 2017 Fixed Rate Notes shall be substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit C hereto, in each case with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and other variations as are required or permitted by this Indenture, and with such letters, numbers or other marks of identification and such legends or endorsements placed thereon as may be required to comply with the rules of any securities exchange or Depositary therefor, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations thereunder, or as may, consistently herewith, be determined by the officers executing such Notes, as evidenced by their execution thereof.

The terms and provisions contained in the forms of Notes attached hereto as Exhibit A, Exhibit B and Exhibit C shall constitute, and are hereby expressly made, a part of this Indenture and, to the extent applicable, the Company and the Trustee, by their execution and delivery of this Indenture, expressly agree to such terms and provisions and to be bound thereby.

The Notes shall initially be issued in the form of permanent Global Notes in registered form. The aggregate Principal Amount of the Global Notes may from time to time be increased or decreased by adjustments made on the records of the Trustee, as custodian for the Depositary, as hereinafter provided.

Section 2.03. Form of Trustee153s Certificate of Authentication. This is one of the Notes referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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Dated:

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee

By

Authorized Signatory

Section 2.04. Denominations. The Notes shall be issuable only in registered form without coupons and in denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof.

Section 2.05. Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating. The Notes shall be executed on behalf of the Company by its Chairman of the Board, its Chief Executive Officer, its Chief Financial Officer, its President, its Treasurer or one of its Vice Presidents.

Notes bearing the manual or facsimile signatures of individuals who were at any time the proper officers of the Company shall bind the Company, notwithstanding that such individuals or any of them have ceased to hold such offices prior to the authentication and delivery of such Notes or did not hold such offices at the date of such Notes.

At any time and from time to time after the execution and delivery of this Indenture, the Company may deliver Notes executed by the Company to the Trustee for authentication, together with a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of such Notes. The Company Order shall specify the amount of Notes to be authenticated, and shall further specify the amount of such Notes to be issued as a Global Note or as Physical Notes. The Trustee in accordance with such Company Order shall authenticate and deliver such Notes as in this Indenture provided and not otherwise.

Each Note shall be dated the date of its authentication.

No Note shall be entitled to any benefit under this Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose unless there appears on such Note a certificate of authentication substantially in the form provided for herein executed by the Trustee by manual signature, and such certificate upon any Note shall be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence, that such Note has been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder.

Section 2.06. Temporary Notes. Pending the preparation of definitive Notes, the Company may execute, and upon Company Order the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, temporary Notes which are printed, lithographed, typewritten, mimeographed or otherwise produced, in any authorized denomination, substantially of the tenor of the definitive Notes in lieu of which they are issued and with such appropriate insertions, omissions, substitutions and

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other variations as the officers executing such Notes may determine, as evidenced by their execution of such Notes.

If temporary Notes are issued, the Company will cause definitive Notes to be prepared without unreasonable delay. After the preparation of definitive Notes, the temporary Notes shall be exchangeable for definitive Notes upon surrender of the temporary Notes at any office or agency of the Company designated pursuant to Section 3.02, without charge to the Holder. Upon surrender for cancellation of any one or more temporary Notes the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor a like Principal Amount of definitive Notes of authorized denominations. Until so exchanged, the temporary Notes shall in all respects be entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture as definitive Notes.

Section 2.07. Registration of Transfer and Exchange. (a) The Company shall cause to be kept at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee a register (the register maintained in such office and in any other office or agency designated pursuant to Section 3.02 being herein sometimes collectively referred to as the "Note Register") in which, subject to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, the Company shall provide for the registration of Notes and of transfers of Notes. The Trustee is hereby appointed "Note Registrar" (the "Note Registrar") for the purpose of registering Notes and transfers of Notes as herein provided.

Upon surrender for registration of transfer of any Note at an office or agency of the Company designated pursuant to Section 3.02 for such purpose, the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Notes of any authorized denominations and of a like aggregate Principal Amount and tenor.

At the option of the Holder and subject to the other provisions of this Section 2.07 and Sections 2.10 and 2.11, Notes may be exchanged for other Notes of any authorized denominations and of a like aggregate Principal Amount and tenor, upon surrender of the Notes to be exchanged at such office or agency. Whenever any Notes are so surrendered for exchange, the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Notes which the Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive.

All Notes issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Notes shall be the valid obligations of the Company, evidencing the same debt, and entitled to the same benefits under this Indenture, as the Notes surrendered upon such registration of transfer or exchange.

Every Note presented or surrendered for registration of transfer or for exchange shall (if so required by the Company or the Trustee) be duly endorsed, or be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the

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Company and the Note Registrar duly executed, by the Holder thereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

No service charge shall be made for any registration of transfer or exchange of Notes, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any registration of transfer or exchange of Notes, other than exchanges pursuant to Section 2.06 not involving any transfer.

If the Company elects to redeem a series of Notes, it shall not be required to (i) issue, register the transfer of or exchange any Note of such series during the period beginning at the opening of business 15 days before the day the Company mails the notice of redemption for such series of Notes and ending at the close of business on the day such notice of redemption is mailed or (ii) register the transfer or exchange of any Note of such series after a notice of redemption has been given to Holders except, where such notice provides that such Note is to be redeemed only in part, the Company shall be required to exchange or register a transfer of the portion thereof not to be redeemed.

Neither the Trustee nor any of its agents shall (i) have any duty to monitor compliance with or with respect to any federal or state or other securities or tax laws or (ii) have any duty to obtain documentation relating to any transfers or exchanges other than as specifically required hereunder.

The Trustee shall have no obligation or duty to monitor, determine or inquire as to compliance with any restrictions on transfer imposed under this Indenture or under applicable law with respect to any transfer of any interest in any Note (including any transfers between or among Depositary participants or beneficial owners of interests in any Global Note) other than to require delivery of such certificates and other documentation or evidence as are expressly required by, and to do so if and when expressly required by the terms of, this Indenture, and to examine the same to determine substantial compliance as to form with the express requirements hereof.

Neither the Trustee nor any of its agents shall have any responsibility for any actions taken or not taken by the Depositary.

As used in this Section, the term "transfer" encompasses any sale, pledge, transfer or other disposition of any Note.

Section 2.08. Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost and Stolen Notes. If any mutilated Note is surrendered to the Trustee, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in exchange therefor a new Note of like tenor and Principal Amount and bearing a number not contemporaneously outstanding.

If there shall be delivered to the Company and the Trustee (i) evidence to their satisfaction of the destruction, loss or theft of any Note and (ii) such security or indemnity as may be required by them to save each of them and any agent of either of them harmless, then, in the absence of notice to the Company or the Trustee that such Note has been acquired by a bona fide purchaser, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in lieu of any such destroyed, lost or stolen Note, a new Note of like tenor and Principal Amount and bearing a number not contemporaneously outstanding.

In case any such mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Note has become or is about to become due and payable or has been called for redemption in full, the Company in its discretion may, instead of issuing a new Note, pay such Note.

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Upon the issuance of any new Note under this Section 2.08, the Company may require payment by the Holder of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in relation thereto and any other expenses (including the fees and expenses of the Trustee) connected therewith.

Every new Note issued pursuant to this Section 2.08 in lieu of any destroyed, lost or stolen Note shall constitute an original additional contractual obligation of the Company, whether or not the destroyed, lost or stolen Note shall be at any time enforceable by anyone, and shall be entitled to all the benefits of this Indenture equally and proportionately with any and all other Note duly issued hereunder.

The provisions of this Section are exclusive and shall preclude (to the extent lawful) all other rights and remedies with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Notes.

Section 2.09. Persons Deemed Owners. Prior to due presentment of a Note for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name such is registered as the owner of such for the purpose of receiving payment of the principal of such Note and for all other purposes whatsoever, whether or not such Note be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

Section 2.10. Book-Entry Provisions for Global Notes. (a) The Global Notes initially shall (i) be registered in the name of the Depositary or the nominee of such Depositary and (ii) be delivered to the Trustee as custodian for the Depositary.

Members of, or participants in, the Depositary, Euroclear or Clearstream ("Agent Members") shall have no rights under this Indenture with respect to any Global Note held on their behalf by the Depositary, or the Trustee as its custodian, or under the Global Note, and the Depositary may be treated by the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee as the absolute owner of the Global Note for all purposes whatsoever. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall prevent the Company, the Trustee or any agent of the Company or the Trustee from giving effect to any written certification, proxy or other authorization furnished by the Depositary or impair, as between the Depositary and its Agent Members, the operation of customary practices governing the exercise of the rights of any Holder.

(b) Transfers of the Global Notes shall be limited to transfers in whole, but not in part, to the Depositary, its successors or their respective nominees. Interests of beneficial owners in a Global Note may be transferred or exchanged, in whole or in part, for Physical Notes in accordance with the rules and procedures of the Depositary and the provisions of Section 2.11. In addition, Physical Notes shall be transferred to all beneficial owners in exchange for their

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beneficial interests in the Global Notes if (A) such Depositary has notified the Company (or the Company becomes aware) that the Depositary (i) is unwilling or unable to continue as Depositary for such Global Note or (ii) has ceased to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act when the Depositary is required to be so registered to act as such Depositary and, in either such case, no successor Depositary shall have been appointed within 90 days of such notification or of the Company becoming aware of such event; or (B) there shall have occurred and be continuing an Event of Default with respect to such Global Note and the Outstanding Notes shall have become due and payable pursuant to Section 6.02 and the Trustee requests that Physical Notes be issued.

Investors may hold their interests in the Global Notes directly through Euroclear or Clearstream, if they are Agent Members in such systems, or indirectly through organizations that are Agent Members in such systems. If interests in the Global Notes are held through Euroclear or Clearstream, Euroclear and Clearstream shall hold such interests in the Global Notes through the Depositary on behalf of their Agent Members.

(c) In connection with any transfer or exchange of a portion of the beneficial interest in the Global Note to beneficial owners pursuant to paragraph (b) above, the Note Registrar shall (if one or more Physical Notes are to be issued) reflect on its books and records the date and a decrease in the Principal Amount of the Global Note in an amount equal to the Principal Amount of the beneficial interest in the Global Note to be transferred, and the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, one or more Physical Notes of like tenor and amount.

(d) In connection with the transfer of the entire Global Note to beneficial owners pursuant to paragraph (b) above, the Global Note shall be deemed to be surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Company shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, to each beneficial owner identified by the Depositary in exchange for its beneficial interest in the Global Note, an equal aggregate Principal Amount of Physical Notes of authorized denominations and the same tenor.

(e) The Holder of the Global Notes may grant proxies and otherwise authorize any Person, including Agent Members and Persons that may hold interests through Agent Members, to take any action which a Holder is entitled to take under this Indenture or the Notes.

Section 2.11. Cancellation and Transfer Provisions. The Company at any time may deliver to the Trustee for cancellation any Notes previously authenticated and delivered hereunder which the Company may have acquired in any manner whatsoever, and may deliver to the Trustee for cancellation any Notes previously authenticated hereunder which the Company has not issued and sold. The Trustee shall cancel and dispose of all Notes surrendered for registration of transfer, exchange, payment, redemption or cancellation in accordance with its

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customary practices. If the Company shall acquire any of the Notes, such acquisition shall not operate as a redemption or satisfaction of the indebtedness represented by such Notes unless and until the same are delivered to the Trustee for cancellation. The Company may not issue new Notes to replace Notes it has paid in full or delivered to the Trustee for cancellation.

Section 2.12. Euroclear and Clearstream Procedures Applicable. The provisions of the "Operating Procedures of the Euroclear System" and "Terms and Conditions Governing Use of Euroclear" and the "General Terms and Conditions" and "Customer Handbook" of Clearstream shall be applicable to transfers of beneficial interests in any Global Note held by Agent Members through Euroclear and Clearstream.

Section 2.13. CUSIP Numbers. In issuing the Notes, the Company may use "CUSIP" numbers (if then generally in use), and, if so, the Trustee shall use "CUSIP" numbers in notices of redemption as a convenience to Holders; provided that any such notice may state that no representation is made as to the correctness of such numbers either as printed on the Notes or as contained in any notice of a redemption and that reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed on the Notes, and any such redemption shall not be affected by any defect in or omission of such numbers. The Company will promptly notify the Trustee of any change in the "CUSIP" numbers.

ARTICLE 3

COVENANTS

Section 3.01. Payments. The Company shall duly and punctually make all payments in respect of the Notes in accordance with the terms of the Notes and this Indenture.

Any payments made or due pursuant to this Indenture shall be considered paid on the applicable date due if by 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on such date the Paying Agent holds, in accordance with this Indenture, cash sufficient to pay all such amounts then due. Payment of the principal and interest on the Notes shall be in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts.

Section 3.02. Maintenance of Office or Agency. The Company shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be presented or surrendered for payment, where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange and where notices and demands to or upon the Company in respect of the Notes and this Indenture may be served, which shall initially be a corporate trust office of the Trustee, located at 101 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10286, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration. The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of the location, and any change in the location, of such office or agency. If at any

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time the Company shall fail to maintain any such required office or agency or shall fail to furnish the Trustee with the address thereof, such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands may be made or served at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and the Company hereby appoints the Trustee as its agent to receive all such presentations, surrenders, notices and demands. All notices to the Trustee shall be delivered to the Trustee at its Corporate Trust Office in Los Angeles, California.

The Company may also from time to time designate one or more other offices or agencies (in or outside the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York) where the Notes may be presented or surrendered for any or all such purposes and may from time to time rescind such designations; provided, however, that no such designation or rescission shall in any manner relieve the Company of its obligation to maintain an office or agency in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, for such purposes. The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Trustee of any such designation or rescission and of any change in the location of any such other office or agency.

Section 3.03. Money for Note Payments to be Held in Trust. If the Company shall at any time act as its own Paying Agent, it shall, on or before each due date of any payment in respect of any of the Notes, segregate and hold in trust for the benefit of the Persons entitled thereto a sum sufficient to make the payment so becoming due until such sums shall be paid to such Persons or otherwise disposed of as herein provided and shall promptly notify the Trustee of its action or failure so to act.

Whenever the Company shall have one or more Paying Agents, it will, prior to each due date of any payment in respect of any Notes, deposit with a Paying Agent a sum sufficient to pay such amount, such sum to be held as provided by the Trust Indenture Act, and (unless such Paying Agent is the Trustee) the Company will promptly notify the Trustee of its action or failure so to act.

The Company shall cause each Paying Agent other than the Trustee to execute and deliver to the Trustee an instrument in which such Paying Agent shall agree with the Trustee, subject to the provisions of this Section 3.03, that such Paying Agent will (i) comply with the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act applicable to it as a Paying Agent and (ii) during the continuance of any default by the Company (or any other obligor upon the Notes) in the making of any payment in respect of the Notes, upon the written request of the Trustee, forthwith pay to the Trustee all sums held in trust by such Paying Agent as such.

The Company may at any time, for the purpose of obtaining the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture or for any other purpose, pay, or by Company Order direct any Paying Agent to pay, to the Trustee all sums held in trust by the Company or such Paying Agent, such sums to be held by the Trustee upon the same trusts as those upon which such sums were held by the Company

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or such Paying Agent; and, upon such payment by any Paying Agent to the Trustee, such Paying Agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such money.

Any money deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent, or then held by the Company, in trust for the making of payments in respect of any Note and remaining unclaimed for two years after such payment has become due shall be paid to the Company on Company Request, or (if then held by the Company) shall be discharged from such trust; and the Holder of such Note shall thereafter, as an unsecured general creditor, look only to the Company for payment thereof, and all liability of the Trustee or such Paying Agent with respect to such trust money, and all liability of the Company as trustee thereof, shall thereupon cease; provided, however, that the Trustee or such Paying Agent, before being required to make any such repayment, may at the expense of the Company cause to be published once, in a newspaper published in the English language, customarily published on each Business Day and of general circulation in The City of New York, notice that such money remains unclaimed and that, after a date specified therein, which shall not be less than 30 days from the date of such publication, any unclaimed balance of such money then remaining shall be repaid to the Company. In the absence of a written request from the Company to return funds remaining unclaimed for two years after such payment has become due to the Company, the Trustee shall from time to time deliver all unclaimed payments to or as directed by applicable escheat authorities, as determined by the Trustee in its sole discretion, in accordance with the customary practices and procedures of the Trustee. Any such unclaimed funds held by the Trustee pursuant to this Section 3.03 shall be held uninvested and without any liability for interest.

Section 3.04. Statement by Officers as to Default. The Company will deliver to the Trustee, within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company ending after the date hereof, an Officers153 Certificate which shall comply with the provisions of Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act, stating whether or not to the knowledge of the signers thereof any Default in the performance and observance of any of the terms, provisions and conditions of this Indenture (without regard to any period of grace or requirement of notice provided hereunder) occurred during the previous fiscal year, specifying all such Defaults and the nature and status thereof of which they may have knowledge.

The Company shall deliver to the Trustee, as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days after the Company becomes aware of the occurrence of any Event of Default or an event which, with notice or the lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default, an Officers153 Certificate setting forth the details of such Event of Default or default and the action which the Company is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto.

Section 3.05. Existence. Subject to Article 4, the Company shall do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve and keep in full force and effect its existence, rights (charter and statutory) and franchises; provided, however, that

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the Company shall not be required to preserve any such right or franchise if the Board of Directors of the Company shall determine that the preservation thereof is no longer desirable in the conduct of the business of the Company and that the loss thereof is not disadvantageous in any material respect to the Holders.

Section 3.06. Reports and Delivery of Certain Information. To the extent required by the rules and regulations of the Commission, so long as any Notes are outstanding, the Company shall furnish to the Trustee within 15 days after the same is filed with the Commission (i) all quarterly and annual financial information that is substantially equivalent to that which would be required to be contained in a filing with the Commission on Forms 10-Q and 10-K if the Company were required to file such Forms, including a "Management153s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section and, with respect to the annual information only, a report thereon by the Company153s certified independent accountants and (ii) all reports that are substantially equivalent to that which would be required to be filed with the Commission on Form 8-K if the Company were required to file such reports; provided that in each case the delivery of materials to the Trustee by electronic means shall be deemed to be "furnished" to the Trustee for purposes of this Section 3.06. Delivery of such reports, information and documents to the Trustee is for informational purposes only and the Trustee153s receipt of such shall not constitute constructive notice of any information contained therein or determinable from information contained therein, including the Company153s compliance with any of its covenants hereunder (as to which the Trustee is entitled to rely exclusively on Officers153 Certificates).

Section 3.07. Book-Entry System. If the Notes cease to trade in the Depositary153s book-entry settlement system, the Company covenants and agrees that it shall use reasonable efforts to make such other book entry arrangements that it determines are reasonable for the Notes.

Section 3.08. Information for IRS Filings. The Company shall provide to the Trustee on a timely basis such information as the Trustee requires to enable the Trustee to prepare and file any form required to be submitted by the Company with the Internal Revenue Service and the Holders of the Notes.

Section 3.09. Limitation on Liens. (a) Neither the Company nor any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries will create or incur any Lien on any Principal Property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in order to secure Indebtedness, without effectively providing that the Notes shall be equally and ratably secured until such time as such Indebtedness is no longer secured by such Lien, except:

(i) Liens existing as of the date hereof;

(ii) Liens granted after the date hereof created in favor of the holders of the Notes;

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(iii) Liens securing Indebtedness which are incurred to extend, renew or refinance Indebtedness which is secured by Liens permitted to be incurred under this Section 3.09;

(iv) Liens created in substitution of or as replacements for any Lien permitted by clause (i), (ii) or (iii) of this Section 3.09(a); provided that based on a good faith determination of one of the Company153s Senior Officers, the Principal Property encumbered under any such substitute or replacement Lien is substantially similar in nature to the Principal Property encumbered by the otherwise permitted Lien which is being replaced; and

(v) Permitted Liens.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 3.09(a), the Company may, without equally and ratably securing the Notes, create or incur Liens which would otherwise be subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 3.09(a) if, after giving effect thereto, Aggregate Debt does not exceed the greater of (i) 15% of Consolidated Net Worth calculated as of the date of the creation or incurrence of the Lien or (ii) 15% of Consolidated Net Worth calculated as of the date of the issuance of the Notes.

Section 3.10. Limitation on Sale and Lease-Back Transactions. (a) Neither the Company nor any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries will enter into any sale and lease-back transaction for the sale and leasing back of any Principal Property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, unless:

(i) such transaction was entered into prior to the date hereof;

(ii) such transaction was for the sale and leasing back to the Company of any Principal Property by one of its Subsidiaries;

(iii) such transaction involves a lease for not more than three years (or which may be terminated by the Company within a period of not more than three years);

(iv) the Company would be entitled to incur Indebtedness secured by a mortgage on the property to be leased in an amount equal to the Attributable Liens with respect to such sale and lease-back transaction without equally and ratably securing the Notes pursuant to Section 3.09(a); or

(v) the Company applies an amount equal to the net proceeds from the sale of the Principal Property to the purchase of another Principal Property or to the retirement of long-term Indebtedness within 365 days before or after the effective date of any such sale and lease-back transaction; provided that in lieu of applying such amount to such

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retirement, the Company may deliver debt securities to the Trustee for cancellation, such debt securities to be credited at the cost thereof to the Company.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 3.10(a), the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries may enter into any sale lease-back transaction which would otherwise be subject to the foregoing restrictions if after giving effect thereto and at the time of determination, Aggregate Debt does not exceed the greater of (i) 15% of Consolidated Net Worth calculated as of the closing date of the sale-leaseback transaction or (ii) 15% of Consolidated Net Worth calculated as of the date hereof;

Section 3.11. Certain Definitions. As used in Sections 3.09 and 3.10, the following terms have the meanings set forth below.

"Aggregate Debt" means the sum of the following as of the date of determination: (i) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries incurred after the date hereof and secured by Liens not permitted under Section 3.09(a) and (ii) Attributable Liens of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries in respect of sale and lease-back transactions entered into after the date hereof pursuant to Section 3.10(b).

"Attributable Liens" means, in connection with a sale and lease-back transaction, the lesser of: (i) the fair market value of the assets subject to such transaction, as determined in good faith by the Company153s Board of Directors; and (2) the present value (discounted at a rate of 10% per annum compounded monthly) of the obligations of the lessee for rental payments during the shorter of the term of the related lease or the period through the first date on which the Company may terminate the lease.

"Capital Lease" means any Indebtedness represented by a lease obligation of a Person incurred with respect to real property or equipment acquired or leased by such Person and used in its business that is required to be recorded as a capital lease in accordance with GAAP.

"Consolidated Net Worth" means, as of any date of determination, the Stockholders153 Equity of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries on that date.

"Consolidated Subsidiaries" means, as of any date of determination and with respect to any Person, any subsidiary of that Person whose financial data is, in accordance with GAAP, reflected in that Person153s consolidated financial statements.

"Indebtedness" of any specified Person means any indebtedness in respect of borrowed money.

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"Lien" means any lien, security interest, charge or encumbrance of any kind (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature thereof, and any agreement to give any security interest).

"Permitted Liens" means:

(a) Liens existing on the date hereof;

(b) Liens on any assets, created solely to secure obligations incurred to finance the refurbishment, improvement or construction of such asset, which obligations are incurred no later than 12 months after completion of such refurbishment, improvement or construction, and all renewals, extensions, refinancings, replacements or refundings of such obligations;

(c)(i) Liens given to secure the payment of the purchase price incurred in connection with the acquisition (including acquisition through merger or consolidation) of any Principal Property, including Capital Lease transactions in connection with any such acquisition, and (ii) Liens existing on any Principal Property at the time of acquisition thereof or at the time of acquisition by the Company of any Person then owning such property whether or not such existing Liens were given to secure the payment of the purchase price of the property to which they attach; provided that with respect to clause (i), the Liens shall be given within 12 months after such acquisition and shall attach solely to the Principal Property acquired or purchased and any improvements then or thereafter placed thereon and any proceeds thereof;

(d) pre-existing Liens on assets acquired after the date hereof;

(e) Liens in favor of the Company or one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries;

(f) purchase money Liens or purchase money security interests upon or in any Principal Property acquired or held by the Company in the ordinary course of business to secure the purchase price of such Principal Property or to secure indebtedness incurred solely for the purpose of financing the acquisition of such Principal Property;

(g) Liens on any Principal Property in favor of the United States of America or any State thereof or any political subdivision thereof to secure progress or other payments or to secure Indebtedness incurred for the purpose of financing the cost of acquiring, constructing or improving such Principal Property;

(h) Liens incurred in connection with an acquisition of assets or a project financed on a non-recourse basis; and

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(i) any extension, renewal, substitution or replacement (or successive extensions, renewals or replacements), in whole or in part, of any Lien referred to in the clauses (a) to (h), inclusive.

"Principal Property" means the Company153s principal offices in San Jose, California, and each research and development facility (including associated office facilities) located within the territorial limits of the States of the United States of America owned by the Company or any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, except such as the Board of Directors by resolution determines in good faith (taking into account, among other things, the importance of such Principal Property to the business, financial condition and earnings of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries taken as a whole) not to be of material importance to the business of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries taken as a whole.

"Senior Officer" of any specified Person means the chief executive officer, any president, any vice president, the chief financial officer, the treasurer, any assistant treasurer, the secretary or any assistant secretary.

"Stockholders153 Equity" means, as of any date of determination, stockholders153 equity as reflected on the most recent consolidated balance sheet available to the Company prepared in accordance with GAAP.

ARTICLE 4

CONSOLIDATION, MERGER, CONVEYANCE, TRANSFER OR LEASE

Section 4.01. Company May Consolidate, Etc., Only on Certain Terms. The Company shall not consolidate with or merge with or into any other Person or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of its properties and assets to any Person, and the Company shall not permit any Person to consolidate with or merge with or into the Company or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of its properties and assets to the Company, unless:

(a) either (i) the Company shall be the continuing Person or (ii) the Person (if other than the Company) formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged or the Person which acquires by conveyance or transfer, or which leases, all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company (the "Surviving Entity"), (A) shall be organized and validly existing under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia and (B) the Surviving Entity shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, all of the obligations of the Company under the Notes and this Indenture;

(b) immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no Event of Default, and no event which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would become an Event of Default, shall have occurred and be continuing; and

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(c) the Company or the Surviving Entity has delivered to the Trustee an Officers153 Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, each stating that such consolidation, merger, conveyance, transfer or lease and, if a supplemental indenture is required in connection with such transaction, such supplemental indenture comply with this Article 3 and Article 4, respectively.

Section 4.02. Successor Substituted. Upon any consolidation of the Company with, or merger of the Company into, any other Person or any conveyance, transfer or lease of the properties and assets of the Company substantially as an entirety in accordance with Section 4.01, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged or to which such conveyance, transfer or lease is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor Person had been named as the Company herein, and thereafter, except in the case of a lease, the predecessor Person shall be relieved of all obligations and covenants under this Indenture and the Notes.

ARTICLE 5

REDEMPTION OF NOTES

Section 5.01. Optional Redemption of Notes by the Company. The Notes will not be redeemable at the option of any Holder thereof, upon the occurrence of any particular event or otherwise. The 2014 Fixed Rate Notes and 2017 Fixed Rate Notes will each be redeemable, in whole or in part, at the option of the Company, at any time or from time to time, at a Redemption Price equal to the greater of (a) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed and (b) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments on such series of Notes discounted to the Redemption Date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at a rate equal to the sum of the applicable Treasury Rate plus 10 basis points in the case of the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes and 15 basis points in the case of the 2017 Fixed Rate Notes (in each such case, the "Redemption Price"). The Redemption Price will be provided to the Trustee by the Company.

The Company shall give notice to the Trustee of its election to redeem Notes of any series by a Company Order, at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the Redemption Date (unless a shorter notice shall be satisfactory to the Trustee).

Section 5.02. Selection of Notes to be Redeemed. If less than all the 2014 Fixed Rate Notes or the 2017 Fixed Rate Notes are to be redeemed, the Depositary shall select the Notes of such series to be redeemed in accordance with its operational arrangements. If the Notes of such series are not Global Notes held by the Depositary, the Notes of such series to be redeemed shall be selected by the Trustee by such methods as the Trustee deems fair and appropriate;

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provided, however, that Notes and portions of them the Trustee selects shall be in denominations of $2,000 or integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Trustee shall make the selection within 7 days from its receipt of the notice from the Company delivered pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 5.01 from Outstanding Notes not previously called for redemption.

Provisions of this Indenture that apply to Notes called for redemption in whole also apply to Notes called for redemption in part. The Trustee shall notify the Company promptly of the Notes or portions of Notes to be redeemed.

Section 5.03. Notice of Redemption. At least 30 days but not more than 60 days before a Redemption Date, the Company shall mail a notice of redemption by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to each Holder of Notes to be redeemed.

The notice shall identify the Notes to be redeemed and shall state:

(i) the aggregate principal amount of Notes to be redeemed;

(ii) the Redemption Date;

(iii) the amount of interest accrued to the Redemption Date on the Notes to be redeemed;

(iv) that on and after the Redemption Date, interest on the Notes to be redeemed, or on the portion thereof to be redeemed, will cease to accrue;

(v) the name and address of the Paying Agent;

(vi) that Notes called for redemption must be surrendered to the Paying Agent for cancellation to collect the Redemption Price;

(vii) if fewer than all the outstanding Notes are to be redeemed, the certificate number (if such Notes are held other than in global form) and Principal Amounts of the particular Notes to be redeemed; and

(viii) the CUSIP number of the Notes being redeemed.

At the Company153s written request delivered at least 30 days prior to the date such notice is to be given (unless a shorter time period shall be acceptable to the Trustee), the Trustee shall give the notice of redemption in the Company153s name and at the Company153s expense.

Section 5.04. Effect of Notice of Redemption. Once notice of redemption is given, Notes called for redemption become due and payable on the Redemption Date and at the Redemption Price stated in the notice. Upon surrender to the Paying Agent, such Notes shall be paid at the Redemption Price stated in the

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notice. Unless the Company defaults on the payment of the Redemption Price, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or portions thereof called for redemption.

Section 5.05. Deposit of Redemption Price. Prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) on a Redemption Date, the Company shall deposit with the Paying Agent (or if the Company or a Subsidiary or an Affiliate of either of them is the Paying Agent, shall segregate and hold in trust) money sufficient to pay the Redemption Price of all Notes to be redeemed on that date other than Notes or portions of Notes called for redemption which on or prior thereto have been delivered by the Company to the Trustee for cancellation.

Section 5.06. Notes Redeemed in Part. Upon surrender of a Note that is redeemed in part, the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver to the Holder a new Note in an authorized denomination equal in principal amount to the unredeemed portion of the Note surrendered.

ARTICLE 6

DEFAULTS AND REMEDIES

Section 6.01. Events of Default. "Event of Default," wherever used herein, means any one of the following events (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

(a) default in any payment of interest on any Note when the same becomes due and payable, and such default continues for a period of 30 days;

(b) default in the payment of the Principal Amount or the Redemption Price on any Note when the same becomes due and payable;

(c) default in the performance of any covenant, agreement or condition of the Company in this Indenture or the applicable series of Notes (other than a default specified in paragraph (a) or (b)), and such default continues for a period of 60 days after there has been given, by registered or certified mail, to the Company by the Trustee or to the Company and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the applicable series of outstanding Notes a written notice specifying such default and requiring it to be remedied and stating that such notice is a "Notice of Default" hereunder;

(d) the entry by a court having jurisdiction in the premises of (i) a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company of a voluntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar law or (ii) a decree or order adjudging the Company as bankrupt or insolvent, or approving as properly filed a petition

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seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of or in respect of the Company under any applicable Federal or State law or (iii) appointing a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or other similar official of the Company or of any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and the continuance of any such decree or order for relief or any such other decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days; or

(e) the commencement by the Company of a voluntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar law or of any other case or proceeding to be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or the consent by it to the entry of a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company in an involuntary case or proceeding under any applicable Federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar law or to the commencement of any bankruptcy or insolvency case or proceeding against it, or the filing by it of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization or relief under any applicable Federal or State law, or the consent by it to the filing of such petition or to the appointment of or taking possession by a custodian, receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, sequestrator or other similar official of the Company or of any substantial part of its property, or the making by it of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the admission by it in writing of its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, or the taking of corporate action by the Company in furtherance of any such action.

Section 6.02. Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment. (a) If an Event of Default (other than those specified in 6.01(d) and 6.01(e)) occurs and is continuing, then and in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate Principal Amount of the applicable series of outstanding Notes may declare the Principal Amount plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of outstanding Notes to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders), and upon any such declaration such principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest shall become immediately due and payable.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(d) or 6.01(e), the Principal Amount plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of outstanding Notes will ipso facto become due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holder.

(b) At any time after such a declaration of acceleration has been made and before a judgment or decree for payment of the money due has been obtained by the Trustee as hereinafter provided, the Holders of a majority in aggregate Principal Amount of the applicable series of outstanding Notes, by written notice to the Company and the Trustee, may rescind and annul such declaration and its consequences if:

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(i) such rescission and annulment will not conflict with any judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction; and

(ii) all Events of Default, other than the non-payment of the Principal Amount plus accrued and unpaid interest on the applicable series of Notes which have become due solely by such declaration of acceleration, have been cured or waived as provided in Section 6.12.

Section 6.03. Collection of Indebtedness and Suits for Enforcement by Trustee. The Company covenants that if a default is made in the payment of the Principal Amount plus accrued and unpaid interest at the Stated Maturity or in the payment of the Redemption Price in respect of any Note, the Company will, upon demand of the Trustee, pay to it, for the benefit of the Holders of the applicable series of Notes, the whole amount then due and payable on such Notes and, in addition thereto, such further amount as shall be sufficient to cover the costs and expenses of collection, including the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel.

If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee may, but shall not be obligated to, pursue any available remedy to collect the payment of the Principal Amount plus accrued but unpaid interest on the applicable series of Notes or to enforce the performance of any provision of the applicable series of Notes or this Indenture. The Trustee may maintain a proceeding even if the Trustee does not possess any of the Notes or does not produce any of the Notes in the proceeding.

Section 6.04. Trustee May File Proofs of Claim. In case of any judicial proceeding relative to the Company (or any other obligor upon the Notes), its property or its creditors, the Trustee shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise, to take any and all actions authorized under the Trust Indenture Act in order to have claims of the Holders and the Trustee allowed in any such proceeding. In particular, the Trustee shall be authorized to collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same; and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Holder to make such payments to the Trustee and, in the event that the Trustee shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Holders, to pay to the Trustee any amount due it for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel and any other amounts due the Trustee under Section 7.07.

No provision of this Indenture shall be deemed to authorize the Trustee to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Holder any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Notes or the rights of any Holder thereof or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Holder in any such proceeding.

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Section 6.05. Application of Money Collected. Any money collected by the Trustee pursuant to this Article 6 shall be applied in the following order, at the date or dates fixed by the Trustee and, in case of the distribution of such money to Holders, upon presentation of the Notes and the notation thereon of the payment if only partially paid and upon surrender thereof if fully paid:

FIRST: To the payment of all amounts due the Trustee under Section 7.07; and

SECOND: To the payment of the amounts then due and unpaid on the applicable series of Notes for the Principal Amount plus accrued and unpaid interest or the Redemption Price in respect of which or for the benefit of which such money has been collected, ratably, without preference or priority of any kind, according to the amounts due and payable on such Notes.

Section 6.06. Limitation on Suits. No Holder of any Note shall have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to this Indenture, or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee, or for any other remedy hereunder (other than in the case of an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(a) or 6.01(b)), unless:

(i) such Holder has previously given written notice to the Trustee of a continuing Event of Default;

(ii) the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of the applicable series of outstanding Notes shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default in its own name as Trustee hereunder;

(iii) such Holder or Holders have offered to the Trustee indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense to be incurred in compliance with such request;

(iv) the Trustee for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer of security or indemnity has failed to institute any such proceeding; and

(v) no direction, in the opinion of the Trustee, inconsistent with such written request has been given to the Trustee during such 60-day period by the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the applicable series of outstanding Notes;

it being understood and intended that no one or more Holders shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue of, or by availing itself of, any provision of this Indenture to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other Holders, or to obtain or to seek to obtain priority or preference over any other Holders or to

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enforce any right under this Indenture, except in the manner herein provided and for the equal and ratable benefit of all the Holders.

Section 6.07. Unconditional Right of Holders to Receive Payment. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Indenture, the right of any Holder to receive payment of the Principal Amount plus accrued and unpaid interest or the Redemption Price in respect of the applicable series of Notes held by such Holder, on or after the respective due dates expressed in the Notes or any Redemption Date, or to bring suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such respective dates, shall not be impaired or affected adversely without the consent of such Holder.

Section 6.08. Restoration of Rights and Remedies. If the Trustee or any Holder has instituted any proceeding to enforce any right or remedy under this Indenture and such proceeding has been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or has been determined adversely to the Trustee or to such Holder, then and in every such case, subject to any determination in such proceeding, the Company, the Trustee and the Holders shall be restored severally and respectively to their former positions hereunder and thereafter all rights and remedies of the Trustee and the Holders shall continue as though no such proceeding had been instituted.

Section 6.09. Rights and Remedies Cumulative. Except as otherwise provided with respect to the replacement or payment of mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen Notes in the last paragraph of Section 2.08, no right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee or to the Holders is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and every right and remedy shall, to the extent permitted by law, be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise. The assertion or employment of any right or remedy hereunder shall not prevent the concurrent assertion or employment of any other appropriate right or remedy.

Section 6.10. Delay or Omission Not Waiver. No delay or omission of the Trustee or of any Holder of any Note to exercise any right or remedy accruing upon any Event of Default shall impair any such right or remedy or constitute a waiver of any such Event of Default or an acquiescence therein. Every right and remedy given by this Article 6 or by law to the Trustee or to the Holders may be exercised from time to time, and as often as may be deemed expedient, by the Trustee or by the Holders, as the case may be.

Section 6.11. Control by Holders. Subject to Section 7.03(e), the Holders of a majority in Principal Amount of the applicable series of Outstanding Notes shall have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee with respect to such series of Notes or exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee by the Holders of such series of Notes; provided that the Trustee may refuse to follow any direction

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that conflicts with any rule of law or with this Indenture or that the Trustee determines is unduly prejudicial to the rights of any other Holder or that would involve the trustee in personal liability.

Section 6.12. Waiver of Past Defaults. The Holders of not less than a majority in Principal Amount of the applicable series of Outstanding Notes may on behalf of the Holders of all such Notes of that series waive any past Default hereunder and its consequences, except a Default:

(i) described in Sections 6.01(a) or 6.01(b); or

(ii) in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which under Article 10 cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Holder of each outstanding Note affected.

Upon any such waiver, such Default shall cease to exist, and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured, for every purpose of this Indenture; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or impair any right consequent thereon.

Section 6.13. Undertaking for Costs. In any suit for the enforcement of any right or remedy under this Indenture or in any suit against the Trustee for any action taken or omitted by it as Trustee, in either case in respect of the applicable series of Notes, a court may require any party litigant in such suit to file an undertaking to pay the costs of the suit, and the court may assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorney153s fees, against any party litigant in the suit having due regard to the merits and good faith of the claims or defenses made by the party litigant; but the provisions of this Section 6.13 shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Company, to any suit instituted by the Trustee, to any suit instituted by any Holder, or group of Holders, holding in the aggregate more than 10% in Principal Amount of the applicable series of outstanding Notes, or to any suit instituted by any Holder for the enforcement of the payment of the Principal Amount on any Note on or after the Stated Maturity of such Note or the Redemption Price.

Section 6.14. Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws. The Company covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it will not at any time insist upon, or plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay, or extension law wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, which may affect the covenants or the performance of this Indenture; and the Company (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefit or advantage of any such law and covenants that it will not hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but will suffer and permit the execution of every such power as though no such law had been enacted.

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ARTICLE 7

TRUSTEE

Section 7.01. Certain Duties and Responsibilities.

(a) Except during the continuance of an Event of Default,

(i) the Trustee undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Indenture, and no implied covenants or obligations shall be read into this Indenture against the Trustee; and

(ii) in the absence of bad faith on its part, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon certificates or opinions furnished to the Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this Indenture; but in the case of any such certificates or opinions which by any provision hereof are specifically required to be furnished to the Trustee, the Trustee shall be under a duty to examine the same to determine whether or not they conform to the requirements of this Indenture (but need not confirm or investigate the accuracy of mathematical calculations or other facts stated therein).

(b) In case an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Trustee shall exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by this Indenture, and use the same degree of care and skill in their exercise, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the circumstances in the conduct of his or her own affairs.

(c) No provision of this Indenture shall be construed to relieve the Trustee from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure to act, or its own willful misconduct, except that

(i) this Subsection shall not be construed to limit the effect of Subsection (a) of this Section;

(ii) the Trustee shall not be liable for any error of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer, unless it shall be proved that the Trustee was negligent in ascertaining the pertinent facts;

(iii) the Trustee shall not be liable with respect to any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with the direction of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Notes of any series, relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee, or exercising any trust or power conferred upon the Trustee, under this Indenture with respect to the Notes of such series; and

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(iv) no provision of this Indenture shall require the Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers.

Whether or not therein expressly so provided, every provision of this Indenture relating to the conduct or affecting the liability of or affording protection to the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of this Section.

Section 7.02. Notice of Defaults. The Trustee shall give the Holders notice of any Default hereunder within 90 days after it has actual knowledge thereof; provided that (except in the case of any Default in the payment of Principal Amount or interest, on the applicable series of Notes or the Redemption Price), the Trustee shall be protected in withholding such notice if and so long as a trust committee of directors and/or a Responsible Office of the Trustee in good faith determines that the withholding of such notice is in the interest of the Holders of such Notes.

Section 7.03. Certain Rights of Trustee. Subject to the provisions of Section 7.01:

(a) the Trustee may conclusively rely and shall be protected in acting or refraining from acting upon any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, other evidence of indebtedness or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;

(b) any request or direction of the Company mentioned herein shall be sufficiently evidenced by a Company Request or Company Order and any resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company may be sufficiently evidenced by a Board Resolution

(c) whenever in the administration of this Indenture the Trustee shall deem it desirable that a matter be proved or established prior to taking, suffering or omitting any action hereunder, the Trustee (unless other evidence be herein specifically prescribed) may, in the absence of bad faith on its part, request and rely upon an Officers153 Certificate;

(d) the Trustee may consult with counsel of its selection and the advice of such counsel or any Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by it hereunder in good faith and in reliance thereon;

(e) the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers vested in it by this Indenture at the request or direction of any of the Holders pursuant to this Indenture, unless such Holders shall have offered to the Trustee security or indemnity satisfactory to it in its sole discretion against the

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costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred by it in compliance with such request or direction;

(f) the Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts or matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, direction, consent, order, bond, debenture, note, other evidence of indebtedness or other paper or document, but the Trustee, in its discretion, may make such further inquiry or investigation into such facts or matters as it may see fit; and, if the Trustee shall determine to make such further inquiry or investigation, it shall be entitled to examine the books, records and premises of the Company, personally or by agent or attorney at the sole cost of the Company and shall incur no liability or additional liability of any kind by reason of such inquiry or investigation.

(g) the Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereunder or perform any duties hereunder either directly or by or through agents or attorneys and the Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any agent or attorney appointed with due care by it hereunder;

(h) the Trustee shall not be charged with knowledge of any Default or Event of Default with respect to the Notes unless either (i) a Responsible Officer shall have actual knowledge of such Default or Event of Default or (ii) written notice of such Default or Event of Default shall have been received by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee;

(i) the Trustee shall not be liable for any action taken, suffered or omitted by it in good faith and reasonably believed by it to be authorized or within the discretion or rights or powers conferred upon it by this Indenture;

(j) the rights, privileges, protections, immunities and benefits given to the Trustee, including, without limitation, its right to be indemnified, are extended to, and shall be enforceable by, the Trustee in each of its capacities hereunder, and each agent, custodian, director, officer, employee and other Person employed to act hereunder;

(k) the Trustee may request that the Company deliver an Officers153 Certificate setting forth the names of individuals and/or titles of officers authorized at such time to take specified actions pursuant to this Indenture, which Officers153 Certificate may be signed by any person authorized to sign an Officers153 Certificate, including any person specified as so authorized in any such certificate previously delivered and not superseded; and

(l) the permissive rights of the Trustee to take certain actions under this Indenture shall not be construed as a duty unless so specified herein.

Section 7.04. Not Responsible for Recitals. The recitals contained herein and in the Notes, except the Trustee153s certificates of authentication, shall be taken

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as the statements of the Company, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity, sufficiency or priority of this Indenture or of the Notes. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Company of Notes or the proceeds thereof.

Section 7.05. May Hold Notes. The Trustee, any Paying Agent, any Note Registrar or any other agent of the Company, in its individual or any other capacity, may become the owner or pledgee of Notes and, subject to Section 7.08 and 7.13, may otherwise deal with the Company with the same rights it would have if it were not Trustee, Paying Agent, Note Registrar or such other agent.

Section 7.06. Money Held in Trust. Money held by the Trustee in trust hereunder need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law. The Trustee shall be under no liability for interest on any money received by it hereunder except as otherwise agreed in writing with the Company.

Section 7.07. Compensation and Reimbursement. The Company agrees:

(i) to pay to the Trustee from time to time such compensation for all services rendered by it hereunder as the Company and the Trustee shall from time to time agree in writing (which compensation shall not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a trustee of an express trust);

(ii) except as otherwise expressly provided herein, to reimburse the Trustee upon its request for all reasonable expenses, disbursements and advances incurred or made by the Trustee in accordance with any provision of this Indenture (including the reasonable compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its agents and counsel), except any such expense, disbursement or advance as may be attributable to its negligence or willful misconduct; and

(iii) to indemnify the Trustee (which for purposes of this Section 7.07(iii) shall include its officers, directors, employees and agents) and any predecessor Trustee for, and to hold it harmless against, any loss, liability or expense including taxes (other than taxes based upon, measured by or determined by the income of the Trustee) incurred without negligence or willful misconduct on its part, arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of this trust, including the reasonable costs and expenses of defending itself against any claim (whether assessed by the Company, by any Holder or any other Person) or liability in connection with the exercise or performance of any of its powers or duties hereunder

The obligations of the Company under this Section 7.07 shall survive the resignation or removal of the Trustee and the satisfaction and discharge of this

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Indenture. To secure the Company153s payment obligations in this Section 7.07, the Trustee shall have a lien prior to the Notes on all money or property held or collected by the Trustee, except that held in trust to pay principal on the Notes. Such lien shall survive the resignation or removal of the Trustee and the satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture. When the Trustee incurs expenses or renders services after a Default or an Event of Default specified in Sections 6.01(d) and 6.01(e) occurs, the expenses and the compensation for the services (including the fees and expenses of its agents and counsel) are intended to constitute expenses of administration under U.S. Code, Title 11 or any other similar foreign, federal or state law for the relief of debtors.

In no event shall the Trustee be liable for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever, including, but not limited to, lost profits, even if the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action.

In no event shall the Trustee be liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder because of circumstances beyond its control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, flood, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, fire, riot, embargo, government action, including any laws, ordinances, regulations, governmental action or the like which delays, restricts or prohibits the providing of services contemplated by this Indenture.

Section 7.08. Disqualification; Conflicting Interests. If the Trustee has or shall acquire a conflicting interest within the meaning of the Trust Indenture Act, the Trustee shall either eliminate such interest or resign, to the extent and in the manner provided by, and subject to the provisions of, the Trust Indenture Act and this Indenture.

Section 7.09. Corporate Trustee Required; Eligibility. There shall at all times be a Trustee hereunder which shall be a Person that is eligible pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act to act as such and has, or whose parent banking company has, a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000. If such Person publishes reports of condition at least annually, pursuant to law or to the requirements of said supervising or examining authority, then for the purposes of this Section 7.09, the combined capital and surplus of such Person shall be deemed to be its combined capital and surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. If at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the provisions of this Section 7.09, it shall resign immediately in the manner and with the effect hereinafter specified in this Article 7.

Section 7.10. Resignation and Removal; Appointment of Successor.

(a) No resignation or removal of the Trustee and no appointment of a successor Trustee pursuant to this Article 7 shall become effective until the acceptance of appointment by the successor Trustee under Section 7.11.

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(b) The Trustee may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Company. If an instrument of acceptance by a successor Trustee shall not have been delivered to the Trustee within 30 days after the giving of such notice of resignation, the resigning Trustee may petition any court of competent jurisdiction at the expense of the Trustee for the appointment of a successor Trustee.

(c) The Trustee may be removed at any time by Act of the Holders of majority in Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, delivered to the Trustee and to the Company. If an instrument of acceptance by a successor Trustee shall not have been delivered to the Trustee within 30 days after the notice of removal, the Trustee being removed may petition, at the expense of the Company, any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee with respect to the Notes.

(d) If at any time:

(i) the Trustee shall fail to comply with Section 7.08 after written request therefor by the Company or by any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Note for at least six months, or

(ii) the Trustee shall cease to be eligible under Section 7.09 and shall fail to resign after written request therefor by the Company or by any such Holder, or

(iii) the Trustee shall become incapable of acting or shall be adjudged a bankrupt or insolvent, or

(iv) a receiver of the Trustee or of its property shall be appointed or any public officer shall take charge or control of the Trustee or of its property or affairs for the purpose of rehabilitation, conservation or liquidation,

then, in any such case, (A) the Company by a Company Order may remove the Trustee, or (B) subject to Section 6.13, any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of the applicable series of Notes for at least six months may, on behalf of such Holder and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the removal of the Trustee and the appointment of a successor Trustee.

(e) If the Trustee shall resign, be removed or become incapable of acting, or if a vacancy shall occur in the office of Trustee for any cause, the Company, by a Company Order, shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee. If, within one year after such resignation, removal or incapability, or the occurrence of such vacancy, a successor Trustee shall be appointed by Act of the Holders of a majority in Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes delivered to the Company and the retiring Trustee, the successor Trustee so appointed shall, forthwith upon

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its acceptance of such appointment, become the successor Trustee and supersede the successor Trustee appointed by the Company. If no successor Trustee shall have been so appointed by the Company or the Holders and accepted appointment in the manner hereinafter provided, any Holder who has been a bona fide Holder of a Note for at least six months may, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee

(f) The Company shall give notice of each resignation and each removal of the Trustee and each appointment of a successor Trustee to all Holders in the manner provided in Section 1.06. Each notice shall include the name of the successor Trustee and the address of its Corporate Trust Office.

Section 7.11. Acceptance of Appointment by Successor. Every successor Trustee appointed hereunder shall execute, acknowledge and deliver to the Company and to the retiring Trustee an instrument accepting such appointment, and thereupon the resignation or removal of the retiring Trustee shall become effective and such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall become vested with all the rights, powers, trusts and duties of the retiring Trustee; but, on request of the Company or the successor Trustee, such retiring Trustee shall, upon payment of its charges, execute and deliver an instrument transferring to such successor Trustee all the rights, powers and trusts of the retiring Trustee and shall duly assign, transfer and deliver to such successor Trustee all property and money held by such retiring Trustee hereunder. Upon request of any such successor Trustee, the Company shall execute any and all instruments for more fully and certainly vesting in and confirming to such successor Trustee all such rights, powers and trusts.

No successor Trustee shall accept its appointment unless at the time of such acceptance such successor Trustee shall be qualified and eligible under this Article 7.

Section 7.12. Merger, Conversion, Consolidation or Succession to Business. Any corporation into which the Trustee may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Trustee shall be a party, or any corporation succeeding to all or substantially all the corporate trust business of the Trustee by sale or otherwise, shall be the successor of the Trustee hereunder; provided such corporation shall be otherwise qualified and eligible under this Article 7, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto. In case any Notes shall have been authenticated, but not delivered, by the Trustee then in office, any successor by merger, conversion or consolidation to such authenticating Trustee may adopt such authentication and deliver the Notes so authenticated with the same effect as if such successor Trustee had itself authenticated such Notes.

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Section 7.13. Preferential Collection of Claims. If and when the Trustee shall be or become a creditor of the Company (or any other obligor upon the Notes), the Trustee shall be subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act regarding the collection of claims against the Company (or any such other obligor).

ARTICLE 8

HOLDERS153 LISTS AND REPORTS BY TRUSTEE

Section 8.01. Company to Furnish Trustee Names and Addresses of Holders. The Company will furnish or cause to be furnished to the Trustee:

(i) semi-annually, not more than 15 days after each Record Date, a list, in such form as the Trustee may reasonably require, of the names and addresses of the Holders as of such Record Date; and

(ii) at such other times as the Trustee may request in writing, within 30 days after the receipt by the Company of any such request, a list of similar form and content as of a date not more than 15 days prior to the time such list is furnished;

excluding from any such list names and addresses received by the Trustee in its capacity as Note Registrar; provided, however, that no such list need be furnished so long as the Trustee is acting as Note Registrar.

Section 8.02. Preservation of Information; Communications to Holders. (a) The Trustee shall preserve, in as current a form as is reasonably practicable, the names and addresses of Holders contained in the most recent list furnished to the Trustee as provided in Section 8.01 and the names and addresses of Holders received by the Trustee in its capacity as Note Registrar. The Trustee may destroy any list furnished to it as provided in Section 8.01 upon receipt of a new list so furnished.

(b) The rights of Holders to communicate with other Holders with respect to their rights under this Indenture or under the Notes, and the corresponding rights and duties of the Trustee, shall be as provided by the Trust Indenture Act.

(c) Every Holder of Notes, by receiving and holding the same, agrees with the Company and the Trustee that neither the Company nor the Trustee nor any agent of either of them shall be held accountable by reason of any disclosure of information as to names and addresses of Holders made pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act.

Section 8.03. Reports by Trustee. (a) The Trustee shall transmit to Holders such reports concerning the Trustee and its actions under this Indenture

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as may be required pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act at the times and in the manner provided pursuant thereto. Reports so required to be transmitted at stated intervals of not more than 12 months shall be transmitted no later than November 15 in each calendar year, commencing in November 15, 2011. Each such report shall be dated as of a date not more than 60 days prior to the date of transmission.

(b) A copy of each such report shall, at the time of such transmission to Holders, be filed by the Trustee with each stock exchange, if any, upon which the Notes are listed, with the Commission and with the Company. The Company will notify the Trustee when the Notes are listed on any stock exchange or of any delisting thereof.

Section 8.04. Reports by Company. The Company shall file with the Trustee and the Commission, and transmit to Holders, such information, documents and other reports, and such summaries thereof, as may be required pursuant to the Trust Indenture Act at the times and in the manner provided pursuant to such Act. In the event the Company is not subject to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, it shall file with the Trustee upon request the information required to be delivered pursuant to Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act. Delivery of such reports, information and documents to the Trustee is for informational purposes only and the Trustee153s receipt of such shall not constitute constructive notice of any information contained therein or determinable from information contained therein, including the Company153s compliance with any of its covenants hereunder (as to which the Trustee is entitled to rely exclusively on Officers153 Certificates). It is expressly understood that materials transmitted electronically by the Company to the Trustee shall be deemed filed with the Trustee for purposes of this Section 8.04.

ARTICLE 9

DEFEASANCE AND DISCHARGE

Section 9.01. Defeasance and Discharge of Indenture. The Company may terminate its obligations under the Indenture when:

(a) either

(i) all the Notes of any series that have been authenticated and delivered have been accepted by the Trustee for cancellation (other than any Notes of such series which shall have been destroyed, lost or stolen and which shall have been replaced or paid as provided in Section 2.08); or

(ii) all the Notes of any series that have not been accepted by the Trustee for cancellation shall have become due and payable, or are by their terms to become due and payable within one year, and the Company shall have made irrevocable arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for

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the giving of notice of redemption by such Trustee in the Company153s name and at the Company153 expense and the Company have irrevocably deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee sufficient funds to pay and discharge the entire indebtedness on the series of Notes; and

(b) the Company shall have paid or caused to be paid all other sums then due and payable under the Indenture; and

(c) the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an Officers153 Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that all conditions precedent under the Indenture relating to the satisfaction and discharge of the indenture have been complied with.

If the foregoing conditions are met, the Trustee, on demand of the Company accompanied by an Officers153 Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel and at the cost and expense of the Company, shall execute proper instruments prepared by the Company acknowledging such satisfaction of and discharging the Indenture with respect to such series except as to:

(i) rights of registration of transfer and exchange of Notes of such series;

(ii) the Company153s right of optional redemption;

(iii) substitution of mutilated, defaced, destroyed, lost or stolen Notes;

(iv) rights of Holders to receive payment of the Principal Amount, interest or the Redemption Price when due and payable;

(v) the rights, powers, trusts, duties and immunities of the Trustee hereunder,

(vi) the rights of the Holders of such series as beneficiaries hereof with respect to the property so deposited with the Trustee payable to all or any of them; and the rights of the Company to be repaid any money pursuant to Sections 9.05 and 9.06.

Section 9.02. Legal Defeasance. After the 91st day following the deposit referred to in Section 9.01, the Company will be deemed to have paid and will be discharged from its obligations in respect of the Notes of any series and the Indenture, other than its obligations in Article 2 and Sections 3.01, 3.02, 7.07, 7.10, and as set forth in clauses (i) through (vi) of Section 9.01(c); provided that the following conditions have been satisfied:

(a) the Company has irrevocably deposited or caused to be deposited with the Trustee as trust funds for the purpose of making the following payments, specifically pledged as security for, and dedicated solely to the benefits of the

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holders of the Notes of a series in cash or Governmental Obligations or a combination thereof (other than moneys repaid by the Trustee or any paying agent to the Company in accordance with Section 9.06) in each case sufficient without reinvestment, in the written opinion of a internationally recognized firm of independent public accountants to pay and discharge, and which shall be applied by the Trustee to pay and discharge, all of the principal and interest when due at maturity or on a Redemption Date or if the Company has made irrevocable arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for the giving of notice of redemption by the Trustee in the Company153s name and at the Company153s expense;

(b) the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel stating that, as a result of an IRS ruling or a change in applicable federal income tax law, the holders of the Notes of that series will not recognize gain or loss for federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit, defeasance and discharge to be effected and will be subject to the same federal income tax as would be the case if the deposit, defeasance and discharge did not occur;

(c) no Default with respect to the outstanding Notes of that series has occurred and is continuing at the time of such deposit after giving effect to the deposit or, in the case of legal defeasance, no default relating to bankruptcy or insolvency has occurred and is continuing at any time on or before the 91st day after the date of such deposit, it being understood that this condition is not deemed satisfied until after the 91st day;

(d) the defeasance will not cause the Trustee to have a conflicting interest within the meaning of the Trust Indenture Act, assuming all Notes of a series were in default within the meaning of such Act;

(e) the deposit will not result in a breach or violation of, or constitute a default under, any other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound;

(f) the defeasance will not result in the trust arising from such deposit constituting an investment company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, unless the trust is registered under such Act or exempt from registration; and

(g) the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers153 Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, in each case stating that all conditions precedent provided for herein relating to the defeasance have been complied with;

Prior to the end of the 91-day period, none of the Company153s obligations under the Indenture will be discharged. Thereafter, the Trustee upon request will acknowledge in writing the discharge of the Company153s obligations under the Notes and the Indenture except for the surviving obligations specified above.

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Section 9.03. Covenant Defeasance. After the 91st day following the deposit referred to in Section 9.01, the Company153s obligations set forth in Sections 3.04, 3.06, 3.09, 3.10, 3.11 and 4.01 will terminate and Section 6.01(c) will no longer constitute an Event of Default; provided that the following conditions have been satisfied:

(a) the Company has complied with clauses (a), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) of Section 9.02; and

(b) the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel to the effect that the holders of the Notes of that series will not recognize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit and covenant defeasance to be effected and will be subject to the same federal income tax as would be the case if the deposit and covenant defeasance did not occur.

Except as specifically stated above, none of the Company153s obligations under the Indenture will be discharged.

Section 9.04. Application by Trustee of Funds Deposited for Payment of Notes. Subject to Section 9.06, all moneys deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Section 9.01 shall be held in trust and applied by it to the payment, either directly or through any paying agent (including the Company acting as its own paying agent), to the Holders of the particular Notes of such series for the payment or redemption of which such moneys or Governmental Obligations have been deposited with the Trustee, of all sums due and to become due thereon for principal and interest. Such money need not be segregated from other funds except to the extent required by law.

Section 9.05. Repayment of Moneys Held by Paying Agent. In connection with the satisfaction and discharge of the Indenture with respect to Notes of any series, all moneys then held by any paying agent under the provisions of the Indenture with respect to such series of Notes shall, upon demand of the Company, be repaid to the Company or paid to the Trustee and thereupon such paying agent shall be released from all further liability with respect to such moneys or Governmental Obligations.

Section 9.06. Return of Moneys Held by Trustee and Paying Agent Unclaimed for Two Years. Any moneys or Governmental Obligations deposited with or paid to the Trustee or any paying agent for the payment of the principal of or interest on any Note of any series and not applied but remaining unclaimed for two years after the date upon which such principal or interest shall have become due and payable, shall, upon the written request of the Company and unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of applicable escheat or abandoned or unclaimed property law, be repaid to the Company by the Trustee for such series or such paying agent, and the Holder of the Note of such series shall, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of applicable escheat or abandoned or unclaimed property laws, thereafter look only to the Company for any payment

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which such Holder may be entitled to collect, and all liability of the Trustee or any paying agent with respect to such moneys shall thereupon cease.

ARTICLE 10

AMENDMENTS

Section 10.01. Supplemental Indentures Without Consent of Holders. Without the consent of any Holders, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, may enter into one or more indentures supplemental hereto, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, for any of the following purposes:

(i) to evidence the succession of another Person to the Company and the assumption by any such successor of the covenants, agreements and obligations of the Company herein and in the Notes; or

(ii) to add to the covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders, or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company; or

(iii) to evidence and provide for a successor Trustee with respect to the Notes or to add to or change any provision to the extent necessary to appoint a separate Trustee for a specific series of Notes; or

(iv) to cure any ambiguity or defect, to correct or supplement any provision herein which may be inconsistent with any other provision herein, or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under this Indenture which shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Indenture, provided that such action pursuant to this clause (iv) shall not adversely affect the rights of the Holders in any material respect; or

(v) to add any additional Events of Default for the benefit of the Holders; or

(vi) to convey, transfer, assign, mortgage or pledge to the Trustee as security for the Notes any property or assets; or

(vii) to supplement any provision of this Indenture to such extent as shall be necessary to permit or facilitate the defeasance or discharge of the Notes; provided that such change or modification does not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of the Notes; or

(viii) to add, change or eliminate any provision of this Indenture applying to one or more series of Notes; provided that the Company deems such action necessary or advisable and that such action does not

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adversely affect the interests of any Holder of any series of Notes in any material respect; or

(ix) add, change or eliminate any provision of this Indenture in accordance with the Trust Indenture Act; provided that such action does not adversely affect the interests of any Holder of Notes, or

(x) provide for the issuance of additional debt securities of any series ranking equally with the Notes (other than the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date of such further debt securities or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of such further debt securities).

Section 10.02. Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders. With the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate Principal Amount of all series of Outstanding Notes under this Indenture so affected (voting as a single class), by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may enter into an indenture or indentures supplemental hereto for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of this Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders under this Indenture; provided, however, that no such supplemental indenture shall, without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected thereby,

(i) reduce the rate of or change the time for payment of interest on the Notes

(ii) reduce the Principal Amount of, or change the Stated Maturity of, any Note; or

(iii) reduce the Redemption Price of any Note or amend or modify in any manner adverse to the Holders of Notes the Company153s obligation to make such payments, whether through an amendment or waiver of provisions in the covenants, definitions or otherwise; or

(iv) make any Note payable in money other than that stated in the Note or other than in accordance with the provisions of this Indenture; or

(v) impair the right of any Holder to receive payment of the Principal Amount of or interest on a Holder153s Notes on or after the due dates therefor, including waiving any Default with respect to the payment of principal or interest thereon, or to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on or with respect to such Holder153s Notes; or

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(vi) reduce the quorum or voting requirements under this Indenture; or

(vii) change the ranking of the Notes in a manner adverse to the Holders of the Notes; or

(viii) make any change in the amendment provisions which require each Holder153s consent or in the waiver provisions; or

(ix) reduce the percentage in Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes of any series, the consent of whose Holders is required for any such supplemental indenture, or the consent of whose Holders is required for any waiver (of compliance with certain provisions of this Indenture or certain defaults hereunder and their consequences) or consent provided for in this Indenture; or

(x) modify any of the provisions of this Section 10.02 or Section 6.12, except to increase any such percentage or to provide that certain other provisions of this Indenture cannot be modified or waived without the consent of the Holder of each Outstanding Note affected thereby.

It shall not be necessary for any Act of Holders under this Section 10.02 to approve the particular form of any proposed supplemental indenture, but it shall be sufficient if such Act approves the substance thereof.

Section 10.03. Execution of Supplemental Indentures. In executing, or accepting the additional trusts created by, any supplemental indenture permitted by this Article 10 or the modifications thereby of the trusts created by this Indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to receive, and (subject to Section 7.01) shall be fully protected in relying upon, in addition to the documents required by Section 1.02, an Opinion of Counsel stating that the execution of such supplemental indenture is authorized or permitted by this Indenture. Subject to the preceding sentence, the Trustee shall sign such supplemental indenture if the same does not adversely affect the Trustee153s own rights, duties or immunities under this Indenture or otherwise. The Trustee may, but shall not be obligated to, enter into any such supplemental indenture that adversely affects the Trustee153s own rights, duties or immunities under this Indenture or otherwise.

Section 10.04. Effect of Supplemental Indentures. Upon the execution of any supplemental indenture under this Article 10, this Indenture shall be modified in accordance therewith, and such supplemental indenture shall form a part of this Indenture for all purposes; and every Holder of Notes theretofore or thereafter authenticated and delivered hereunder shall be bound thereby.

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Section 10.05. Conformity with Trust Indenture Act. Every supplemental indenture executed pursuant to this Article shall conform to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act.

Section 10.06. Reference in Notes to Supplemental Indentures. Notes authenticated and delivered after the execution of any supplemental indenture pursuant to this Article 10 shall bear a notation in form approved by the Trustee as to any matter provided for in such supplemental indenture. If the Company shall so determine, new Notes so modified as to conform, in the opinion of the Trustee and the Company, to any such supplemental indenture may be prepared and executed by the Company and authenticated and delivered by the Trustee in exchange for Outstanding Notes.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Indenture to be duly executed as of the date first written above.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

By:

Name:

Title:

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee

By:

Name:

Title:

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO INDENTURE]


EXHIBIT A

[FORM OF FACE OF 2014 FLOATING RATE NOTE]

THIS NOTE IS A GLOBAL NOTE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF. THIS NOTE MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A NOTE REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS NOTE IN WHOLE OR IN PART MAY BE REGISTERED, IN THE NAME OF ANY PERSON OTHER THAN SUCH DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF, EXCEPT IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY ("DTC"), A NEW YORK CORPORATION, TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL IN AS MUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Floating Rate Notes due 2014

No.

CUSIP NO. 17275RAL6

$

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., a California corporation (the "Company"), which term includes any successor under the Indenture hereinafter referred to on the reverse hereof, for value received, promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or its registered assigns, the principal sum of ($ ) or such other amount as indicated on the Schedule of Exchange of Notes attached hereto on March 14, 2014.

Interest Payment Dates: March 14, June 14, September 14 and December 14 of each year, commencing June 14, 2011

Record Dates: the Business Day preceding the interest payment date.

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Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which will for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

By:

Authorized Signatory

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This is one of the Floating Rate Notes due 2014 referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

Dated:

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee

By

Authorized Signatory

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[FORM OF REVERSE OF 2014 FLOATING RATE NOTE]

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Floating Rate Notes due 2014

Interest

The Company promises to pay interest on the Principal Amount of this Note at the rate per annum described below. Cash interest on the Notes will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from March 16, 2011, to but excluding the next interest payment date, except that interest accrued and unpaid at Maturity will be paid to the person to whom principal is payable at Maturity. The Company will pay interest quarterly in arrears on each interest payment date, commencing June 14, 2011, to the person in whose name the Notes are registered at the close of business on the Business Day preceding the interest payment date. Interest will be computed on the basis of the actual number of days in an interest period and a 360-day year.

The Notes will bear interest for each interest period at a rate determined by the calculation agent. The calculation agent for this purpose is The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. until such time as the Company appoints a successor calculation agent. The interest rate on the Notes for a particular interest period will be a per annum rate equal to three-month LIBOR as determined on the interest determination date plus 0.25%. The interest determination date for an interest period will be the second London business day preceding the first day of such interest period. Promptly upon determination, the calculation agent will inform the Trustee and the Company of the interest rate for the next interest period. Absent manifest error, the determination of the interest rate by the calculation agent shall be binding and conclusive on the Holders, the Trustee and the Company.

A London business day is a day on which dealings in deposits in U.S. dollars are transacted in the London interbank market.

On any interest determination date, LIBOR will be equal to the offered rate for deposits in U.S. dollars having an index maturity of three months, in amounts of at least $1,000,000, as such rate appears on "Telerate Page 3750" at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such interest determination date. If on an interest determination date, such rate does not appear on the "Telerate Page 3750" as of 11:00 a.m., London time, or if the "Telerate Page 3750" is not available on such date, the calculation agent will obtain such rate from Bloomberg L.P. page "BBAM."

If no offered rate appears on "Telerate Page 3750" or Bloomberg L.P. page "BBAM" on an interest determination date at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, then the calculation agent (after consultation with the Company)

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will select four major banks in the London interbank market and shall request each of their principal London offices to provide a quotation of the rate at which three-month deposits in U.S. dollars in amounts of at least $1,000,000 are offered by it to prime banks in the London interbank market, on that date and at that time, that is representative of single transactions at that time. If at least two quotations are provided, LIBOR will be the arithmetic average of the quotations provided. Otherwise, the calculation agent will select three major banks in New York City and shall request each of them to provide a quotation of the rate offered by them at approximately 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the interest determination date for loans in U.S. dollars to leading European banks having an index maturity of three months for the applicable interest period in an amount of at least $1,000,000 that is representative of single transactions at that time. If three quotations are provided, LIBOR will be the arithmetic average of the quotations provided. Otherwise, the rate of LIBOR for the next interest period will be set equal to the rate of LIBOR for the then current interest period.

Upon request from any Holder, the calculation agent will provide the interest rate in effect on the Notes for the current interest period and, if it has been determined, the interest rate to be in effect for the next interest period.

Dollar amounts resulting from such calculation will be rounded to the nearest cent, with one-half cent being rounded upward.

Interest on the Notes will accrue from March 16, 2011, or from the most recent interest payment date to which interest has been paid or provided for; provided that if an interest payment date for the Notes falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment date shall be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would be in the following month, in which case, the interest payment date shall be the immediately preceding Business Day. Interest on the Notes will be paid to but excluding the relevant interest payment date.

Paying Agent

Initially, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the "Trustee") will act as paying agent. The Company may change any paying agent without notice to the Holders.

Indenture; Defined Terms

This Note is one of the Floating Rate Notes due 2014 (the "Notes") issued under an Indenture, dated as of March 16, 2011, between the Company and the Trustee (the "Indenture").

Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms herein are used as defined in the Indenture. The terms of the Notes include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture

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Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. Sections 77aaa-77bbbb) (the "Trust Indenture Act"), as in effect on the date of the Indenture until such time as the Indenture is qualified under the Trust Indenture Act, and thereafter as in effect on the date on which the Indenture is qualified under the Trust Indenture Act. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Notes are subject to all such terms, and holders of Notes are referred to the Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act for a statement of them. To the extent the terms of the Indenture and this Note are inconsistent, the terms of the Indenture shall govern.

Denominations; Transfer; Exchange

The Notes are in registered form, without coupons, in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. A Holder shall register the transfer or exchange of Notes in accordance with the Indenture.

Amendment; Supplement; Waiver

Subject to certain exceptions, the Notes and the provisions of the Indenture relating to the Notes may be amended or supplemented and any existing default or Event of Default or compliance with certain provisions may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal Amount of all series of Outstanding Notes (including the Notes) under the Indenture that are affected by such amendment, supplement or waiver (voting as a single class). Without notice to or consent of any Holder, the parties thereto may amend or supplement the Indenture and the Notes to, among other things, cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency or comply with any requirements of the Commission in connection with the qualification of the Indenture under the TIA, or make any other change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder of a Note.

Defaults and Remedies

If an Event of Default (other than certain bankruptcy Events of Default with respect to the Company) under the Indenture occurs with respect to the Notes and is continuing, then the Trustee may and, at the direction of the Holders of at least 25% in Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, shall by written notice, require the Company to repay immediately the entire Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, together with all accrued and unpaid interest. If a bankruptcy Event of Default with respect to the Company occurs and is continuing, then the entire Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes will automatically become due immediately and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holder. Holders of Notes may not enforce the Indenture or the Notes except as provided in the Indenture. The Trustee is not obligated to enforce the Indenture or the Notes unless it has received indemnity as it reasonably requires. The Indenture permits, subject to certain limitations therein provided, Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding to direct the Trustee in its exercise of any trust or power. The Trustee may

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withhold from Holders of Notes notice of certain continuing defaults or Events of Default if it determines that withholding notice is in their interest.

Authentication

This Note shall not be valid until the Trustee manually signs the certificate of authentication on this Note.

Abbreviations and Defined Terms

Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder of a Note or an assignee, such as: TEN COM (= tenants in common), TEN ENT (= tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (= Custodian), and U/G/M/A (= Uniform Gifts to Minors Act).

CUSIP Numbers

Pursuant to a recommendation promulgated by the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, the Company has caused CUSIP numbers to be printed on the Notes as a convenience to the Holders of the Notes. No representation is made as to the accuracy of such numbers as printed on the Notes and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed hereon.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of New York shall govern the Indenture and this Note.

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ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Note, fill in the form below:

I or we assign and transfer this Note to

(Print or type assignee153s name, address and zip code)

(Insert assignee153s soc. sec. or tax I.D. No.)

and irrevocably appoint agent to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

Date:

Your Signature:

Signature

Guarantee:

(Signature must be guaranteed)

Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note.

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to S.E.C. Rule 17Ad-15.

Signature

Signature Guarantee:

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to SEC Rule 17Ad-15.

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SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL NOTE

The following increases or decreases in this Global Note have been made:

Date

Amount of decrease in

Principal Amount of

this Global Note

Amount of increase in

Principal Amount of
this Global Note

Principal Amount of

this Global Note following

such decrease or increase

Signature of authorized
signatory of Trustee or

Notes Custodian

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EXHIBIT B

[FORM OF FACE OF 2014 FIXED RATE NOTE]

THIS NOTE IS A GLOBAL NOTE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF. THIS NOTE MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A NOTE REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS NOTE IN WHOLE OR IN PART MAY BE REGISTERED, IN THE NAME OF ANY PERSON OTHER THAN SUCH DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF, EXCEPT IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY ("DTC"), A NEW YORK CORPORATION, TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL IN AS MUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

1.625% Senior Notes due 2014

No.

CUSIP NO. 17275RAJI

$

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., a California corporation (the "Company"), which term includes any successor under the Indenture hereinafter referred to on the reverse hereof, for value received, promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or its registered assigns, the principal sum of ($ ) or such other amount as indicated on the Schedule of Exchange of Notes attached hereto on March 14, 2014.

Interest Rate: 1.625% per annum

Interest Payment Dates: March 14 and September 14 of each year, commencing September 14, 2011

Record Dates: March 1 and September 1

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Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which will for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

By:

Authorized Signatory

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This is one of the 1.625% Senior Notes due 2014 referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

Dated:

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee

By

Authorized Signatory

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[FORM OF REVERSE OF 2014 FIXED RATE NOTE]

Cisco Systems, Inc.

1.625% Senior Notes due 2014

Interest

The Company promises to pay interest on the Principal Amount of this Note at the rate per annum described above. Cash interest on the Notes will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from March 16, 2011, to but excluding the next interest payment date. The Company will pay interest semi-annually in arrears on each interest payment date, commencing September 14, 2011, to the person in whose name the Notes are registered at the close of business on the immediately preceding Record Date. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months.

If an interest payment for the Notes falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment shall be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day, and no interest on such payment shall accrue for the period from and after such interest payment date.

Redemption of Notes at the Option of the Company

The Notes are redeemable, in whole or in part, at the option of the Company, at any time or from time to time, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (a) 100% of the Principal Amount to be redeemed and (b) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments on such Notes discounted to the Redemption Date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at a rate equal to the sum of the applicable Treasury Rate plus 10 basis points (the "Redemption Price") upon delivery of the Notes to the Paying Agent by the Holder as set forth in the Indenture. The Redemption Price will be paid in cash.

Notice of any redemption will be mailed at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each Holder of the Notes to be redeemed. Unless the Company defaults in payment of the Redemption Price, on and after the Redemption Date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or portions thereof called for redemption. If less than all of the Notes are to be redeemed, the Notes to be redeemed shall be selected pro rata or by lot or by any other method the Trustee considers fair and appropriate.

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Paying Agent

Initially, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the "Trustee") will act as paying agent. The Company may change any paying agent without notice to the Holders.

Indenture; Defined Terms

This Note is one of the 1.625% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "Notes") issued under an Indenture, dated as of March 16, 2011, between the Company and the Trustee (the "Indenture").

Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms herein are used as defined in the Indenture. The terms of the Notes include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. Sections 77aaa-77bbbb) (the "Trust Indenture Act"), as in effect on the date of the Indenture until such time as the Indenture is qualified under the Trust Indenture Act, and thereafter as in effect on the date on which the Indenture is qualified under the Trust Indenture Act. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Notes are subject to all such terms, and holders of Notes are referred to the Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act for a statement of them. To the extent the terms of the Indenture and this Note are inconsistent, the terms of the Indenture shall govern.

Denominations; Transfer; Exchange

The Notes are in registered form, without coupons, in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. A Holder shall register the transfer or exchange of Notes in accordance with the Indenture.

Amendment; Supplement; Waiver

Subject to certain exceptions, the Notes and the provisions of the Indenture relating to the Notes may be amended or supplemented and any existing default or Event of Default or compliance with certain provisions may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal Amount of all series of Outstanding Notes (including the Notes) under the Indenture that are affected by such amendment, supplement or waiver (voting as a single class). Without notice to or consent of any Holder, the parties thereto may amend or supplement the Indenture and the Notes to, among other things, cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency or comply with any requirements of the Commission in connection with the qualification of the Indenture under the TIA, or make any other change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder of a Note.

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Defaults and Remedies

If an Event of Default (other than certain bankruptcy Events of Default with respect to the Company) under the Indenture occurs with respect to the Notes and is continuing, then the Trustee may and, at the direction of the Holders of at least 25% in Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, shall by written notice, require the Company to repay immediately the entire Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, together with all accrued and unpaid interest. If a bankruptcy Event of Default with respect to the Company occurs and is continuing, then the entire Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes will automatically become due immediately and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holder. Holders of Notes may not enforce the Indenture or the Notes except as provided in the Indenture. The Trustee is not obligated to enforce the Indenture or the Notes unless it has received indemnity as it reasonably requires. The Indenture permits, subject to certain limitations therein provided, Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding to direct the Trustee in its exercise of any trust or power. The Trustee may withhold from Holders of Notes notice of certain continuing defaults or Events of Default if it determines that withholding notice is in their interest.

Authentication

This Note shall not be valid until the Trustee manually signs the certificate of authentication on this Note.

Abbreviations and Defined Terms

Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder of a Note or an assignee, such as: TEN COM (= tenants in common), TEN ENT (= tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (= Custodian), and U/G/M/A (= Uniform Gifts to Minors Act).

CUSIP Numbers

Pursuant to a recommendation promulgated by the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, the Company has caused CUSIP numbers to be printed on the Notes as a convenience to the Holders of the Notes. No representation is made as to the accuracy of such numbers as printed on the Notes and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed hereon.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of New York shall govern the Indenture and this Note.

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ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Note, fill in the form below:

I or we assign and transfer this Note to

(Print or type assignee153s name, address and zip code)

(Insert assignee153s soc. sec. or tax I.D. No.)

and irrevocably appoint agent to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

Date:

Your Signature:

Signature

Guarantee:

(Signature must be guaranteed)

Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note.

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to S.E.C. Rule 17Ad-15.

Signature

Signature Guarantee:

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to SEC Rule 17Ad-15.

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SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL NOTE

The following increases or decreases in this Global Note have been made:

Date

Amount of decrease in

Principal Amount of

this Global Note

Amount of increase in

Principal Amount of

this Global Note

Principal Amount of

this Global Note following

such decrease or increase

Signature of authorized
signatory of Trustee or

Notes Custodian

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EXHIBIT C

[FORM OF FACE OF 2017 FIXED RATE NOTE]

THIS NOTE IS A GLOBAL NOTE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF. THIS NOTE MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A NOTE REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS NOTE IN WHOLE OR IN PART MAY BE REGISTERED, IN THE NAME OF ANY PERSON OTHER THAN SUCH DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF, EXCEPT IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY ("DTC"), A NEW YORK CORPORATION, TO THE COMPANY OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL IN AS MUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

3.150% Senior Notes due 2017

No.

CUSIP NO. 17275RAK8

$

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., a California corporation (the "Company"), which term includes any successor under the Indenture hereinafter referred to on the reverse hereof, for value received, promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or its registered assigns, the principal sum of ($ ) or such other amount as indicated on the Schedule of Exchange of Notes attached hereto on March 14, 2017.

Interest Rate: 3.150% per annum

Interest Payment Dates: March 14 and September 14 of each year, commencing September 14, 2011

Record Dates: March 1 and September 1

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Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which will for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

By:

Authorized Signatory

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This is one of the 3.150% Senior Notes due 2017 referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

Dated:

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee

By

Authorized Signatory

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[FORM OF REVERSE OF 2017 FIXED RATE NOTE]

Cisco Systems, Inc.

3.150% Senior Notes due 2017

Interest

The Company promises to pay interest on the Principal Amount of this Note at the rate per annum described above. Cash interest on the Notes will accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no interest has been paid, from March 16, 2011, to but excluding the next interest payment date. The Company will pay interest semi-annually in arrears on each interest payment date, commencing September 14, 2011, to the person in whose name the Notes are registered at the close of business on the immediately preceding Record Date. Interest will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months.

If an interest payment for the Notes falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment shall be postponed to the next succeeding Business Day, and no interest on such payment shall accrue for the period from and after such interest payment date.

Redemption of Notes at the Option of the Company

The Notes are redeemable, in whole or in part, at the option of the Company, at any time or from time to time, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (a) 100% of the Principal Amount to be redeemed and (b) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments on such Notes discounted to the Redemption Date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at a rate equal to the sum of the applicable Treasury Rate plus 15 basis points (the "Redemption Price") upon delivery of the Notes to the Paying Agent by the Holder as set forth in the Indenture. The Redemption Price will be paid in cash.

Notice of any redemption will be mailed at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the redemption date to each Holder of the Notes to be redeemed. Unless the Company defaults in payment of the Redemption Price, on and after the Redemption Date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or portions thereof called for redemption. If less than all of the Notes are to be redeemed, the Notes to be redeemed shall be selected pro rata or by lot or by any other method the Trustee considers fair and appropriate.

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Paying Agent

Initially, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the "Trustee") will act as paying agent. The Company may change any paying agent without notice to the Holders.

Indenture; Defined Terms

This Note is one of the 3.150% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "Notes") issued under an Indenture, dated as of March 16, 2011, between the Company and the Trustee (the "Indenture").

Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms herein are used as defined in the Indenture. The terms of the Notes include those stated in the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. Sections 77aaa-77bbbb) (the "Trust Indenture Act"), as in effect on the date of the Indenture until such time as the Indenture is qualified under the Trust Indenture Act, and thereafter as in effect on the date on which the Indenture is qualified under the Trust Indenture Act. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Notes are subject to all such terms, and holders of Notes are referred to the Indenture and the Trust Indenture Act for a statement of them. To the extent the terms of the Indenture and this Note are inconsistent, the terms of the Indenture shall govern.

Denominations; Transfer; Exchange

The Notes are in registered form, without coupons, in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. A Holder shall register the transfer or exchange of Notes in accordance with the Indenture.

Amendment; Supplement; Waiver

Subject to certain exceptions, the Notes and the provisions of the Indenture relating to the Notes may be amended or supplemented and any existing default or Event of Default or compliance with certain provisions may be waived with the written consent of the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal Amount of all series of Outstanding Notes (including the Notes) under the Indenture that are affected by such amendment, supplement or waiver (voting as a single class). Without notice to or consent of any Holder, the parties thereto may amend or supplement the Indenture and the Notes to, among other things, cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency or comply with any requirements of the Commission in connection with the qualification of the Indenture under the TIA, or make any other change that does not adversely affect the rights of any Holder of a Note.

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Defaults and Remedies

If an Event of Default (other than certain bankruptcy Events of Default with respect to the Company) under the Indenture occurs with respect to the Notes and is continuing, then the Trustee may and, at the direction of the Holders of at least 25% in Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, shall by written notice, require the Company to repay immediately the entire Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes, together with all accrued and unpaid interest. If a bankruptcy Event of Default with respect to the Company occurs and is continuing, then the entire Principal Amount of the Outstanding Notes will automatically become due immediately and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holder. Holders of Notes may not enforce the Indenture or the Notes except as provided in the Indenture. The Trustee is not obligated to enforce the Indenture or the Notes unless it has received indemnity as it reasonably requires. The Indenture permits, subject to certain limitations therein provided, Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding to direct the Trustee in its exercise of any trust or power. The Trustee may withhold from Holders of Notes notice of certain continuing defaults or Events of Default if it determines that withholding notice is in their interest.

Authentication

This Note shall not be valid until the Trustee manually signs the certificate of authentication on this Note.

Abbreviations and Defined Terms

Customary abbreviations may be used in the name of a Holder of a Note or an assignee, such as: TEN COM (= tenants in common), TEN ENT (= tenants by the entireties), JT TEN (= joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common), CUST (= Custodian), and U/G/M/A (= Uniform Gifts to Minors Act).

CUSIP Numbers

Pursuant to a recommendation promulgated by the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, the Company has caused CUSIP numbers to be printed on the Notes as a convenience to the Holders of the Notes. No representation is made as to the accuracy of such numbers as printed on the Notes and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed hereon.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of New York shall govern the Indenture and this Note.

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ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Note, fill in the form below:

I or we assign and transfer this Note to

(Print or type assignee153s name, address and zip code)

(Insert assignee153s soc. sec. or tax I.D. No.)

and irrevocably appoint agent to transfer this Note on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

Date:

Your Signature:

Signature

Guarantee:

(Signature must be guaranteed)

Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note.

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to S.E.C. Rule 17Ad-15.

Signature

Signature Guarantee:

The signature(s) should be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution (banks, stockbrokers, savings and loan associations and credit unions with membership in an approved signature guarantee medallion program), pursuant to SEC Rule 17Ad-15.

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SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL NOTE

The following increases or decreases in this Global Note have been made:

Date

Amount of decrease in
Principal Amount of

this Global Note

Amount of increase in
Principal Amount of

this Global Note

Principal Amount of

this Global Note following

such decrease or increase

Signature of authorized
signatory of Trustee or

Notes Custodian

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