The complete terms and conditions of the tender offers and consent solicitations are described in the Offers to Purchase and Consent Solicitations Statement, dated December 6, 2012, as supplemented by the Supplement, dated December 17, 2012, and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Global Bondholder Services Corporation as Tabulation Agent and Information Agent, at (866) 540-1500 (U.S. toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers). The Offers to Purchase and Consent Solicitations Statement and related Consent and Letter of Transmittal also address certain U.S. federal income tax consequences. Holders should seek their own advice based on their particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.
The Company retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., RBS Securities Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to serve as the Joint Dealer Managers and Solicitation Agents for the tender offers and consent solicitations. Questions regarding the tender offers and consent solicitations may be directed either to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10179, Attention: Syndicate Desk, or by calling toll free: 1-800-245-8812, or to Barclays Capital Inc., 745 Seventh Avenue, 5 th Floor, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Liability Management Group, or by calling toll free: 1-800-438-3242 or collect: 1-212-528-7581. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank or trust company or other nominee for assistance.
None of the Company, the Joint Dealer Managers and Solicitation Agents, the Information Agent, Global Bondholder Services, as the Tender Agent, or U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, makes any recommendation as to whether holders should tender their Notes pursuant to the tender offers or consent to the proposed amendments to the indentures, and no one has been authorized by any of them to make such recommendations. Holders must make their own decisions as to whether to tender Notes and deliver consents, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.