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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 17, 2022

 

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

New Jersey   001-16707   22-3703799

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S Employer

Identification Number)

 

751 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(973) 802-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:

 

Title of Each Class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 

Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, Par Value $.01   PRU   New York Stock Exchange
5.625% Junior Subordinated Notes   PRS   New York Stock Exchange
4.125% Junior Subordinated Notes   PFH   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On August 17, 2022, Prudential Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) closed the sale of $1,200,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052 (the “2052 Notes”) and $300,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062 (the “2062 Notes” and, together with the 2052 Notes, the “Notes”).

The documents listed below in Item 9.01 relate to the sale of the Notes and are filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

    No.    

   Description
  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated August 8, 2022, among the Company and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Mizuho Securities USA LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, with respect to the 2052 Notes.
  1.2    Underwriting Agreement, dated August 9, 2022, among the Company and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, with respect to the 2062 Notes.
  4.1    Subordinated Debt Securities Indenture, dated June 17, 2008, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), as Trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 17, 2008).
  4.2    Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated August 17, 2022, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, with respect to the 2052 Notes.
  4.3    Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated August 17, 2022, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, with respect to the 2062 Notes.
  4.4    Form of 2052 Note (included in Exhibit 4.2).
  4.5    Form of 2062 Note (included in Exhibit 4.3).
  5.1    Opinion of John M. Cafiero, dated August 17, 2022.
  8.1    Tax opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, dated August 17, 2022, with respect to the 2052 Notes.
  8.2    Tax opinion of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, dated August 17, 2022, with respect to the 2062 Notes.
23.1    Consent of John M. Cafiero (included in Exhibit 5.1).
23.2    Consent of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP with respect to the 2052 Notes (included in Exhibit 8.1).
23.3    Consent of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP with respect to the 2062 Notes (included in Exhibit 8.2).
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: August 17, 2022

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:  

/s/ John M. Cafiero

Name:   John M. Cafiero
Title:   Vice President and Assistant Secretary

Exhibit 1.1

$1,200,000,000

Prudential Financial, Inc.

6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

August 8, 2022

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Barclays Capital Inc.

BofA Securities, Inc.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

Mizuho Securities USA LLC

as Representatives of the several Underwriters listed

in Schedule 1 hereto

 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

550 South Tryon Street, 5th Floor

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

  

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

1 Columbus Circle

New York, New York 10019

Barclays Capital Inc.

745 Seventh Avenue

New York, New York 10019

  

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

452 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10018

BofA Securities, Inc.

One Bryant Park

New York, New York 10036

  

Mizuho Securities USA LLC

1271 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the “Company”), proposes to issue and sell to the several Underwriters listed in Schedule 1 hereto (the “Underwriters”), for whom Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Mizuho Securities USA LLC are acting as representatives (the “Representatives”), $1,200,000,000 principal amount of its 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052 (the “Securities”). The Securities will be issued pursuant to a Subordinated Debt Securities Indenture dated as of June 17, 2008 (the “Base Indenture”) between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the seventeenth supplemental indenture, to be dated as of August 17, 2022 (the “Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), between the Company and the Trustee.


The Company hereby confirms its agreement with the several Underwriters concerning the purchase and sale of the Securities, as follows:

1. Registration Statement. The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) an automatic shelf registration statement, as defined under Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Securities Act”), on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253713), including a prospectus filed as part of such registration statement (the “Base Prospectus”), relating to securities, including the Securities, to be issued from time to time by the Company. Such registration statement, as amended as of its most recent effective date, is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement”; and as used herein, the term “Preliminary Prospectus” means any preliminary prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Securities filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act, together with the Base Prospectus, and the term “Prospectus” means the prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Securities, together with the Base Prospectus, in the form first used (or made available upon request of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the Securities Act) in connection with confirmation of sales of the Securities. Any reference in this Agreement to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act, as of the most recent effective date of the Registration Statement or the date of such Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be and any reference to “amend”, “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include any documents filed after such date under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Exchange Act”) that are deemed to be incorporated by reference therein. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus.

At or prior to the time when sales of the Securities were first made at 4:00 P.M. (Eastern time) on the date of this Agreement (the “Time of Sale”), the Company had prepared the following information (collectively, the “Time of Sale Information”): a Preliminary Prospectus dated August 8, 2022 (including the Base Prospectus), and each “free-writing prospectus” (as defined pursuant to Rule 405 under the Securities Act) listed on Annex B hereto as constituting part of the Time of Sale Information. The final term sheet relating to the Securities in substantially the form of Annex C hereto is referred to herein as the “Final Term Sheet.”

2. Purchase of the Securities by the Underwriters. (a) The Company agrees to issue and sell the Securities to the several Underwriters as provided in this Agreement, and each Underwriter, on the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements set forth herein and subject to the conditions set forth herein, agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase from the Company the respective principal amount of Securities set forth opposite such Underwriter’s name in Schedule 1 hereto at a price equal to 99.000% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest, if any, from August 17, 2022 to the Closing Date (as defined below).

 

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The Company will not be obligated to deliver any of the Securities except upon payment for all the Securities to be purchased as provided herein.

(b) The Company understands that the Underwriters intend to make a public offering of the Securities as soon after the effectiveness of this Agreement as in the judgment of the Representatives is advisable, and initially to offer the Securities for sale to the public on the terms set forth in the Prospectus. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriters may offer and sell Securities to or through any affiliate of an Underwriter and that any such affiliate may offer and sell Securities purchased by it to or through any Underwriter.

(c) Payment for and delivery of the Securities will be made at 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on August 17, 2022 or at such other time on the same or such other date, not later than the fifth business day thereafter, as the Representatives and the Company may agree upon in writing. The time and date of such payment and delivery for the Securities is referred to herein as the “Closing Date.”

(d) Payment for the Securities to be purchased on the Closing Date shall be made by wire transfer in immediately available funds to the account(s) specified by the Company to the Representatives against delivery to the nominee of The Depository Trust Company, for the account of the Underwriters, of one or more global notes representing the Securities (collectively, the “Global Note”), with any transfer taxes payable in connection with the sale of the Securities duly paid by the Company. The Global Note will be made available for inspection by the Representatives not later than 1:00 P.M., New York City time, on the business day prior to the Closing Date.

(e) The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriters are acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s-length contractual counterparty to the Company with respect to the offering of Securities contemplated hereby (including in connection with determining the terms of the offering) and not as a financial advisor or a fiduciary to, or an agent of, the Company or any other person. Additionally, none of the Representatives or any other Underwriter is advising the Company or any other person as to any legal, tax, investment, accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction. The Company shall consult with its own advisors concerning such matters and shall be responsible for making its own independent investigation and appraisal of the transactions contemplated hereby, and the Underwriters shall have no responsibility or liability to the Company with respect thereto. Any review by the Underwriters of the Company, the transactions contemplated hereby or other matters relating to such transactions will be performed solely for the benefit of the Underwriters and shall not be on behalf of the Company.

3. Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter that:

(i) The Company has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, and has been duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing

 

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under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties, or conducts any business, so as to require such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or in good standing would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the business, management, financial position, shareholders’ equity or results of operations (in each case considered on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis) of the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as a whole (a “Material Adverse Effect”); and The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a New Jersey stock life insurance company (the “Principal Subsidiary”), has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a stock life insurance company in good standing under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, and has been duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties, or conducts any business, so as to require such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; to the extent that each of The Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, Ltd. and The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd. is a “significant subsidiary” of the Company within the meaning of Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act, each such subsidiary (i) has been duly incorporated and is an existing Japanese kabushiki kaisha in good standing under the laws of Japan, (ii) is registered with the Japanese Financial Supervisory Authority, (iii) such registration is in full force and effect and neither The Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, Ltd. nor The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd. has received any notice of any event, inquiry, investigation or proceeding that would reasonably be expected to result in the suspension, revocation or limitation of any such registration, except as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus and except as would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and (iv) is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, orders, By-Laws and similar requirements in connection with such registration, except as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus and except as would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(ii) The Securities have been duly authorized by the Company, and, when the Securities are issued and delivered pursuant to this Agreement, the Securities will have been duly executed, authenticated, issued and delivered and will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits provided by the Indenture; the Indenture has been duly authorized by the Company and upon effectiveness of the Registration Statement was duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “Trust Indenture Act”), and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery of the Indenture by the Trustee, when the Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture is executed and delivered by the Company, the Indenture will constitute a valid and legally binding instrument of the Company, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject, as to enforcement, to bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganization, fraudulent transfer and other laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles; the Indenture and the Securities will conform, in all material respects, to the descriptions thereof contained in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; and this Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

 

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(iii) The Company has an authorized capitalization as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; the capital stock of the Company conforms to the description thereof contained in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; and, except as set forth in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, no options, warrants or other rights to purchase, agreements or other obligations to issue, or rights to convert any obligations into or exchange any securities for, shares of capital stock of or ownership interests in the Company are authorized or outstanding.

(iv) No order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus has been issued by the Commission, and each Preliminary Prospectus, at the time of filing thereof, complied in all material respects with the Securities Act and did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty as to the information contained in or omitted from any Preliminary Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

(v) The Time of Sale Information, as of the Time of Sale, did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty as to the information contained in or omitted from the Time of Sale Information in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

(vi) The Company (including its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not made and will not make any offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the Securities that would constitute an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” without the prior consent of the Representatives other than the documents listed in Annex B hereto as constituting the Time of Sale Information for which the Company has received such consent. Each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus complied or complies in all material respects with the Securities Act, and has been or will be (within the time period specified in Rule 433) filed in accordance with the Securities Act (to the extent required thereby).

 

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(vii) The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 of the Securities Act that has been filed with the Commission not earlier than three years prior to the date hereof; and no notice of objection of the Commission to the use of such Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act has been received by the Company. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued by the Commission and, to the knowledge of the Company, no proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act against the Company or related to the offering has been initiated or threatened by the Commission; as of the applicable effective date of the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto, the Registration Statement complied and will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act and the Trust Indenture Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, and did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading; and as of the date of the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto and as of the Closing Date, the Prospectus will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act and the Trust Indenture Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation and warranty with respect to (i) that part of the Registration Statement that constitutes the Statement of Eligibility and Qualification (Form T-1) of the Trustee under the Trust Indenture Act or (ii) the information contained in or omitted from the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

(viii) The documents incorporated by reference in the Prospectus and the Time of Sale Information, when they were filed with the Commission, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Exchange Act, and none of such documents contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and any further documents so filed and incorporated by reference in the Prospectus or the Time of Sale Information, when such documents become effective or are filed with the Commission, as the case may be, will conform in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, as applicable, and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(ix) The consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries, together with the related schedules, set forth or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and interpretations thereof, as applicable, and present fairly in all

 

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material respects the financial position, the results of operations and the changes in cash flows of such entities in conformity with GAAP at the respective dates or for the respective periods to which they apply; such statements and related schedules have been prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods involved, except for any normal year-end adjustments, the adoption of new accounting principles, and except as described therein; and the interactive data in the eXtensible Business Reporting Language included in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus fairly presents the information called for in all material respects and has been prepared in all material respects in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto.

(x) PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who has certified certain financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries and delivered its report with respect to the audited consolidated financial statements and schedules included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, is an independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act.

(xi) The Company maintains a system of internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that complies with the requirements of the Exchange Act and has been designed by the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or under their supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective and the Company is not aware of any material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting.

(xii) Since the date of the last audited financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Time of Sale Information, there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

(xiii) The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act; such disclosure controls and procedures have been designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company and its subsidiaries is made known to the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer by others within those entities; and such disclosure controls and procedures are effective in all material respects to perform the functions for which they were established.

 

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(xiv) Other than litigation (none of which is reasonably likely to be material) incidental to the kinds of business conducted by the Company and its subsidiaries, there are no legal or governmental proceedings pending to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any property of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is the subject which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, other than as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; and, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, no such proceedings are threatened or contemplated by governmental authorities or threatened by others, other than as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus.

(xv) None of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has sustained since the date of the latest audited financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus any loss or interference with its business that is, individually or in the aggregate, material to the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as a whole, from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any insurance underwriting losses of the Company or its subsidiaries), or from any labor dispute or court or governmental action, order or decree, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, and prior to the Closing Date, there has not been any material decrease in the stockholders’ equity of the Company, any material decrease in the capital stock of the Company or any material increase in the consolidated long-term debt of the Company (other than as a result of (i) the sale of the Securities, (ii) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Company’s Medium-Term Note program, (iii) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Commercial Paper Program of either the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC, (iv) borrowings with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York by the Principal Subsidiary, (v) borrowings by subsidiaries of the Company in the ordinary course of business pursuant to securities lending, repurchase or reverse repurchase arrangements, (vi) borrowings by the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC from their five-year revolving credit facility and (vii) borrowings by Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc. from its revolving credit facility); and, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, there has not been any Material Adverse Effect, or any development that will involve a prospective Material Adverse Effect, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus.

(xvi) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in violation of its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or its Amended and Restated By-laws (the “By-laws”) or other organizational documents or instruments.

(xvii) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties may be bound, which violation or default would have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(xviii) The issue and sale of the Securities, the compliance by the Company with all of the provisions of the Securities, the Indenture and this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions herein and therein contemplated, will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject, except where such conflict, breach, violation or default would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; nor will any such action result in any violation of the provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws of the Company or the organizational documents of any of its subsidiaries or any statute or any order, rule or regulation of any court or insurance regulatory agency or other governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their properties, except where such violation (other than with respect to the provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws of the Company) would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such court or governmental or public regulatory body or authority is required for the issue and sale of the Securities or the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Indenture, except (i) for the registration of the Securities under the Securities Act, the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act and such consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, registrations or qualifications as may be required under applicable state securities or Blue Sky laws of any jurisdiction in which the Securities are offered and sold in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Securities by the Underwriters or (ii) where the failure to obtain such consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(xix) As of the date of this Agreement, neither the Company nor, to the Company’s knowledge, any of its affiliates, has taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that has constituted or that might reasonably be expected to cause or result in, under the Exchange Act or otherwise, stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Securities.

(xx) The Company is not, and after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Securities and the application of the proceeds thereof as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, will not be, an “investment company,” as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (the “Investment Company Act”).

 

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(xxi) The Company has not paid or agreed to pay to any person any compensation for soliciting another to purchase any securities of the Company (except as contemplated in this Agreement).

(xxii) The Company is subject to and in full compliance with the reporting requirements of Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

(xxiii) The statements in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus under the headings “Description of the Junior Subordinated Notes,” “Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” and “Description of Debt Securities We May Offer” in so far as they purport to describe the provisions of the laws and documents referred to therein, fairly summarize the matters therein described.

(xxiv) The Company is not an “ineligible issuer” and is a “well-known seasoned issuer,” in each case as defined under the Securities Act, in each case at the times specified in the Securities Act in connection with the offering of the Securities.

(xxv) Neither the Company nor any of its controlled (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) subsidiaries nor any director or officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any non-controlled subsidiary, employee, agent, affiliate or other person associated with or acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has (i) used any funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (ii) made or taken an act in furtherance of an offer, promise or authorization of any direct or indirect unlawful payment or unlawful benefit to any foreign or domestic government or regulatory official or employee, including of any government-owned or controlled entity or of a public international organization, or any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of any of the foregoing, or any political party or party official or candidate for political office; (iii) violated or is in violation of any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or committed an offence under the Bribery Act 2010 of the United Kingdom, or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws; or (iv) made, offered, agreed, requested or taken an act in furtherance of any unlawful bribe or other unlawful benefit, including, without limitation, any rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful or improper payment or benefit.

(xxvi) The Company and its subsidiaries have instituted, and maintain and enforce, policies and procedures reasonably designed to promote and ensure compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. The operations of the Company and its controlled subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Company, its non-controlled subsidiaries are in compliance with the applicable money laundering statutes (including applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements) of all jurisdictions where the Company or any of its subsidiaries conducts business, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines issued, administered or enforced by any applicable governmental or regulatory agency (collectively, the “Anti-Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental or regulatory agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

 

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(xxvii) Neither the Company nor any of its controlled subsidiaries, directors or officers, nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any non-controlled subsidiary, employee, agent or affiliate of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is currently the subject or the target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. Government, or other applicable sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), nor is the Company or any of its subsidiaries located, organized or resident in a country or territory, where it is prohibited from being so located, organized or resident under applicable OFAC regulations, the subject or the target of Sanctions, including, without limitation, the Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic or so-called Luhansk People’s Republic or any other covered region of Ukraine identified pursuant to Executive Order 14065 (each, a “Sanctioned Country”); and the Company will not use the proceeds of the offering of the Securities hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity (i) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business with any person that, at the time of such funding or facilitation, is the subject or the target of Sanctions, (ii) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business in any Sanctioned Country or (iii) in any other manner that, in each of cases (i), (ii) and (iii), will result in a violation by any person (including any person participating in the transaction, whether as dealer, underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions.

4. Further Agreements of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees with each Underwriter that:

(a) Required Filings. The Company will file the final Prospectus with the Commission within the time periods specified by Rule 424(b) and Rule 430A, 430B or 430C under the Securities Act, will file any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (including the Final Term Sheet) to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act; and will file promptly all reports and any definitive proxy or information statements required to be filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of the Prospectus and for so long as the delivery of a prospectus is required in connection with the offering or sale of the Securities. If required by Rule 430B(h) under the Securities Act, the Company shall prepare a form of prospectus in a form approved by the Representatives and will file such form of prospectus pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act not later than may be required by Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act. The Company will pay the required Commission filing fees for this offering within the time period required by Rule 456(b)(1)(i) under the Securities Act (without giving effect to the proviso therein) and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act.

 

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(b) Delivery of Copies. The Company will deliver, without charge, during the Prospectus Delivery Period (as defined below), as many copies of the Prospectus (including all amendments and supplements thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein) and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as the Representatives may reasonably request. As used herein, the term “Prospectus Delivery Period” means such period of time after the first date of the public offering of the Securities as in the opinion of counsel for the Underwriters a prospectus relating to the Securities is required by law to be delivered (or required to be delivered but for Rule 172 under the Securities Act) in connection with sales of the Securities by any Underwriter or dealer.

(c) Amendments or Supplements; Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. Before making, using or filing any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, and before filing any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, the Company will, at any time during the Prospectus Delivery Period, furnish to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters a copy of the proposed Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, amendment or supplement for review and will not make, use or file any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or file any such proposed amendment or supplement to which the Representatives reasonably object; provided that the foregoing requirement shall not apply to any of the Company’s periodic filings with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15 of the Exchange Act.

(d) Notice to the Representatives. The Company will at any time during the Prospectus Delivery Period advise the Representatives promptly, (i) when any amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed or becomes effective; (ii) when any supplement to the Prospectus or any amendment to the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus has been filed; (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or the receipt of any comments from the Commission relating to the Registration Statement or any other request by the Commission for any additional information; (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for that purpose pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act; (v) of the occurrence of any event as a result of which the Prospectus, the Time of Sale Information or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus, the Time of Sale Information or any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading; (vi) of the receipt by the Company of any notice of objection of the Commission to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act; and (vii) of the receipt by the Company of any notice with respect to any suspension of the qualification of the Securities for offer and sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose; and the Company will use its reasonable efforts to prevent the issuance of any such order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus or suspending any such qualification of the Securities and, if any such order is issued, will use promptly its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the withdrawal thereof, and in the event of the issuance of a notice of objection, the Company promptly will take such steps including, without limitation, amending the Registration Statement or filing a new registration statement, at its own expense, as may be necessary to permit offers and sales of the Securities by the Underwriters (references herein to the “Registration Statement” shall include any such amendment or new registration statement).

 

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(e) Time of Sale Information. If at any time prior to the Closing Date (i) any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Time of Sale Information as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances, not misleading or (ii) if in the discretion of the Company it is necessary to amend or supplement the Time of Sale Information to comply with law, the Company will promptly notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission (to the extent required) and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Representatives may designate, at the expense of the Company, such amendments or supplements to the Time of Sale Information as may be necessary so that the statements in the Time of Sale Information as so amended or supplemented will not, in the light of the circumstances, be misleading or so that the Time of Sale Information will comply with law. The Company will advise the Underwriters of the time when any such amendment or supplement to the Time of Sale Information has been filed with the Commission and will provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives of each such amendment, supplement or filing.

(f) Ongoing Compliance. If during the Prospectus Delivery Period (i) any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading or (ii) if in the discretion of the Company or the Representatives it is necessary to amend or supplement the Prospectus in order to comply with law, the Company will promptly notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission (to the extent required) and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Representatives may designate, at the expense of the Company, such amendments or supplements to the Prospectus as may be necessary so that the statements in the Prospectus as so amended or supplemented will not, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, be misleading or so that the Prospectus will comply with law. The Company will advise the Underwriters of the time when any such amendment or supplement to the Prospectus has been filed with the Commission and will provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives of each such amendment, supplement or filing.

(g) Blue Sky Compliance. The Company will endeavor, in cooperation with the Representatives, to qualify the Securities for offer and sale under (or obtain exemptions from the application to such offering and/or sale of) the securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions of the United States as the Representatives shall reasonably request in writing and will continue such qualifications in effect so long as required for distribution of the Securities; provided that the Company shall not be required to (i) qualify as a foreign corporation or other entity or as a dealer in securities in any such jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to so qualify, (ii) file any general consent to service of process in any such jurisdiction or (iii) subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction if it is not otherwise so subject. The Company will promptly advise the Underwriters of the receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Securities for sale in any jurisdiction.

 

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(h) Earning Statement. The Company will make generally available to its security holders as soon as practicable, but in any event no later than 16 months after the effective date of the Registration Statement (as defined in Rule 158(c) under the Securities Act), an earning statement that satisfies the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

(i) Clear Market. During the period beginning from the date hereof and continuing to and including the Closing Date, neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries or other affiliates over which it exercises management or voting control, nor any person acting on their behalf, will, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, directly or indirectly, offer, sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of any securities that are substantially similar to the Securities, except for the offer, sale or contract to sell substantially similar securities in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $300 million.

(j) Conflicts with Registration Statement. The Company agrees that each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Securities or until any earlier date that the issuer notified or notifies the Representatives as described in the next sentence, did not, and does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented. The Company further agrees that if at any time following the issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus any event occurred or occurs as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, if not amended, would conflict with the information in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, or would include any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statement therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading, the Company will give prompt notice thereof to the Representatives and will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission. The foregoing two sentences do not apply to statements in or omissions from any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

(k) Use of Proceeds. The Company will apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus under the heading “Use of Proceeds.”

(l) No Stabilization. The Company will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that constitutes or that might reasonably be expected to cause or result in, under the Exchange Act or otherwise, any stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Securities.

 

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(m) Record Retention. The Company will, pursuant to reasonable procedures developed in good faith, retain copies of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not filed with the Commission in accordance with Rule 433 under the Securities Act.

5. Certain Agreements of the Underwriters. Each Underwriter hereby represents and agrees that:

(a) It has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Securities that constitutes or would constitute a “free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act (which term includes use of any written information furnished to the Commission by the Company and not incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and any press release issued by the Company) required to be filed (i) by the Company with the Commission or retained by the Company under Rule 433 under the Securities Act, other than the information contained in the Final Term Sheet, or (ii) by such Underwriter pursuant to Rule 433(d)(1)(ii) under the Securities Act, in each case without the prior consent of the Company, and that Annex B will include all such free writing prospectuses for which the Underwriters have received such consent.

(b) It is not subject to any pending proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act with respect to the offering (and will promptly notify the Company if any such proceeding against it is initiated during the Prospectus Delivery Period).

(c) It will, pursuant to reasonable procedures developed in good faith, (i) retain copies of each free writing prospectus used or referred to by it, in accordance with Rule 433 under the Securities Act and (ii) file any free writing prospectus used or referred by it as set forth in Rule 433(d)(1)(ii) under the Securities Act.

6. Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations. The obligation of each Underwriter to purchase Securities on the Closing Date as provided herein is subject to the performance by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions:

(a) Registration Compliance; No Stop Order. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall be in effect, and no proceeding for such purpose, pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or pursuant to Section 8A under the Securities Act shall be pending before or threatened by the Commission; the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been timely filed with the Commission under the Securities Act (in the case of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act) and in accordance with Section 4(a) hereof; and all requests by the Commission for additional information shall have been complied with to the reasonable satisfaction of the Representatives.

 

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(b) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Company contained herein shall be true and correct on the date hereof and on and as of the Closing Date; and the statements of the Company and its officers made in any certificates delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be true and correct on and as of the Closing Date.

(c) No Downgrade. Subsequent to the earlier of (A) the Time of Sale and (B) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, there shall not have occurred any downgrading nor shall any notice have been given of (i) downgrading, (ii) any intended or potential downgrading or (iii) any review or possible change with possible negative implications in the rating accorded the Securities or any other debt securities or preferred stock of or guaranteed by the Company by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization,” as such term is defined under Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act.

(d) No Material Adverse Change. No event or condition of a type described in Section 3(xv) hereof shall have occurred or shall exist, which event or condition is not described in the Time of Sale Information (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the Prospectus (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the effect of which in the judgment of the Representatives makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the Securities on the terms and in the manner contemplated by this Agreement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus.

(e) Officer’s Certificate. The Representatives shall have received on and as of the Closing Date a certificate of any Senior Vice President or any Vice President, and the Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer of the Company to the effect that (i) the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct and that the Company has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied hereunder at or prior to the Closing Date, (ii) since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, and prior to the Closing Date, there has not been any material decrease in the stockholders’ equity of the Company, any material decrease in the capital stock of the Company or any material increase in the consolidated long-term debt of the Company (other than as a result of (t) the sale of the Securities, (u) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Company’s Medium-Term Note program, (v) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Commercial Paper Program of either the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC, (w) borrowings with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York by the Principal Subsidiary, (x) borrowings by subsidiaries of the Company in the ordinary course of business pursuant to securities lending, repurchase or reverse repurchase arrangements, (y) borrowings by the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC from their five-year revolving credit facility and (z) borrowings by Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc. from its revolving credit facility); (iii) since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, there has not been any Material Adverse Effect, or any development that will involve a prospective Material Adverse Effect, and (iv) the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) above have been satisfied.

 

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(f) Comfort Letters. On the date of this Agreement and on the Closing Date, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP shall have furnished to the Representatives, at the request of the Company, letters, dated the respective dates of delivery thereof and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, containing statements and information of the type customarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; provided that the letter delivered on the Closing Date shall use a “cut-off” date no more than three business days prior to the Closing Date.

(g) Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Counsel for the Company. The Representatives shall have received the opinion or opinions of corporate and tax counsel for the Company, dated the Closing Date and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, to the effect set forth in Annex A hereto.

(h) Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Counsel for the Underwriters. The Representatives shall have received on and as of the Closing Date an opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, with respect to such matters as the Representatives may reasonably request, and such counsel shall have received such documents and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.

(i) Additional Documents. On or prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall have furnished to the Representatives such further certificates and documents as the Representatives may reasonably request.

All opinions, letters, certificates and evidence mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters.

7. Indemnification and Contribution.

(a) Indemnification of the Underwriters. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities (and will reimburse each Underwriter for any legal or other out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by it in connection with investigating or defending any action or claim as to which it is entitled to indemnification hereunder as such expenses are incurred), joint or several, that arise out of, or are based upon, (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, not misleading, (ii) or any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Time of Sale Information, or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in each case except insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information furnished to the Company in writing by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein.

 

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(b) Indemnification of the Company. Each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to indemnify and hold harmless the Company to the same extent as the indemnity set forth in paragraph (a) above, but only with respect to any losses, claims, damages or liabilities that arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter (y) either directly or (z) through the Representatives, in each case expressly for use in the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Time of Sale Information, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished to the Company in writing by the Underwriters either directly or through the Representatives consists of the following: (i) the initial public offering price, (ii) the second sentence under “Risk Factors—The secondary market for the notes may be illiquid” of the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, (iii) the names of the Underwriters on the cover pages of the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, and (iv) under the heading “Underwriting” in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, (A) the list of Underwriters, (B) the fifth paragraph related to the terms of the offering by the Underwriters and concessions and reallowances, (C) the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh paragraphs related to over-allotment, stabilization, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids, (D) the second sentence of the thirteenth paragraph related to market making, (E) the first sentence of the seventeenth paragraph related to services provided by the Underwriters and (F) the eighteenth paragraph related to investments and securities activities by the Underwriters.

(c) Notice and Procedures. Promptly after receipt of notice of the commencement of any action by any person in respect of which indemnification may be sought pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) above, such person (the “Indemnified Person”), shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the person against whom such indemnification may be sought under such paragraph (the “Indemnifying Person”), notify the Indemnifying Person in writing of the commencement thereof; but the omission so to notify the Indemnifying Person shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have to any Indemnified Person otherwise than under such paragraph. In case any such action shall be brought against any Indemnified Person and it shall notify the Indemnifying Person of the commencement thereof, the Indemnifying Person shall be entitled to participate therein and, to the extent that it shall wish, jointly with any other Indemnifying Person similarly notified, to assume the defense thereof, with counsel satisfactory to such Indemnified Person (who shall not, except with the consent of the Indemnified Person, be counsel to the Indemnifying Person) and, after notice from the Indemnifying Person to such Indemnified Person of its election so to assume the defense thereof, the Indemnifying Person shall not be liable to such Indemnified Person under such paragraph for any legal expenses of other counsel or any other expenses, in each case subsequently incurred by such Indemnified Person, in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation. No Indemnifying Person shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Person, effect the settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened action or claim in respect of which indemnification or contribution may be

 

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sought hereunder (whether or not the Indemnified Person is an actual or potential party to such action or claim) unless such settlement, compromise or judgment (i) includes an unconditional release of the Indemnified Person (or such other release of the Indemnified Person as shall be satisfactory to the Indemnified Person) from all liability arising out of such action or claim and (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of any Indemnified Person.

(d) Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in paragraphs (a) and (b) above is unavailable to an Indemnified Person or insufficient in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in respect thereof) referred to therein, then each Indemnifying Person under such paragraph, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnified Person thereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in respect thereof) (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other from the offering of the Securities or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) is not permitted by applicable law or if the Indemnified Person failed to give the notice required under paragraph (c) above, then each Indemnifying Person shall contribute to such amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other in connection with the statements or omissions that resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in respect thereof), as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the net proceeds (before deducting expenses) received by the Company from the sale of the Securities and the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters in connection therewith, in each case as set forth in the table on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate offering price of the Securities. The relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading relates to information supplied by the Company or by the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

(e) Limitation on Liability. The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 7 were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation that does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in paragraph (d) above. The amount paid or payable by an Indemnified Person as a result of the losses, claims, damages and liabilities referred to in paragraph (d) above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth above, any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such Indemnified Person in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, in no event shall an Underwriter be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total

 

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underwriting discounts and commissions received by such Underwriter with respect to the offering of the Securities exceeds the amount of any damages that such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Underwriters’ obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to their respective purchase obligations hereunder and not joint.

(f) The obligations of the Company under this Section 7 shall be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have and shall extend, upon the same terms and conditions, to affiliates of the Underwriters and to each person, if any, who controls any Underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act; and the obligations of the Underwriters under this Section 7 shall be in addition to any liability which the respective Underwriters may otherwise have and shall extend, upon the same terms and conditions, to each officer and director of the Company (including any person who, with his or her consent, is named in the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus as about to become a director of the Company) and to each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.

8. Effectiveness of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective upon the execution and delivery hereof by the parties hereto.

9. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by the Representatives, by notice to the Company, if after the execution and delivery of this Agreement and prior to the Closing Date (i) since the date as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, any Material Adverse Effect or any development that will involve a prospective Material Adverse Effect, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business; (ii) suspension of trading in securities generally on the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE Amex Equities or the Nasdaq National Market or limitation on prices (other than limitations on hours or numbers of days of trading) for securities on any such exchange or market; (iii) the suspension of trading of the Company’s securities by the New York Stock Exchange, the Commission, or any other governmental authority; (iv) the enactment, publication, decree or other promulgation of any statute, regulation, rule or order of any court or other governmental authority which in the opinion of the Representatives materially and adversely affects or may materially and adversely affect the business or operations of the Company; (v) the declaration of a banking moratorium by United States, New York State or New Jersey State authorities or a material disruption in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States or other relevant jurisdiction; (vi) the taking of any action by any governmental body or agency in respect of its monetary or fiscal affairs which in the reasonable opinion of the Representatives has a material adverse effect on the securities markets in the United States, or (vii) any outbreak or escalation of hostilities or declaration of war or national emergency or other national or international calamity or crisis or change in economic or political conditions if the effect of such outbreak, escalation, declaration, emergency, calamity, crisis or change on the financial markets of the United States would, in the sole judgment of the Representatives, make it impracticable or inadvisable to market the Securities or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Securities.

 

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10. Defaulting Underwriter. (a) If, on the Closing Date, any Underwriter defaults on its obligation to purchase the Securities that it has agreed to purchase hereunder (the “Defaulted Securities”), the non-defaulting Underwriters may in their discretion arrange for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities by one or more of the non-defaulting Underwriters or any other persons satisfactory to the Company on the terms contained in this Agreement. If, within 36 hours after any such default by any Underwriter, the non-defaulting Underwriters do not arrange for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities, then the Company shall be entitled to a further period of 36 hours within which to procure other persons satisfactory to the non-defaulting Underwriters to purchase the Defaulted Securities on such terms. If other persons become obligated or agree to purchase the Defaulted Securities of a defaulting Underwriter, either the non-defaulting Underwriters or the Company may postpone the Closing Date, for up to five full business days in order to effect any changes that in the opinion of counsel for the Company or counsel for the Underwriters may be necessary in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements, and the Company agrees to promptly prepare any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus that effects any such changes. As used in this Agreement, the term “Underwriter” includes, for all purposes of this Agreement unless the context otherwise requires, any person not listed in Schedule 1 hereto that, pursuant to this Section 10, purchases Defaulted Securities that a defaulting Underwriter agreed but failed to purchase.

(b) If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters and the Company as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate principal amount of the Defaulted Securities that remains unpurchased does not exceed one-eleventh of the aggregate principal amount of all the Securities, then the Company shall have the right to require each non-defaulting Underwriter to purchase the principal amount of the Defaulted Securities that such Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder plus such Underwriter’s pro rata share (based on the principal amount of Securities that such Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder) of the Defaulted Securities of such defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters for which such arrangements have not been made.

(c) If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters and the Company as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate principal amount of such Defaulted Securities that remains unpurchased exceeds one-eleventh of the aggregate principal amount of all the Securities, or if the Company shall not exercise the right described in paragraph (b) above, then this Agreement shall terminate without liability on the part of the non-defaulting Underwriters. Any termination of this Agreement pursuant to this Section 10 shall be without liability on the part of the Company, except that the Company will continue to be liable for the payment of expenses as set forth in Section 11 hereof and except that the provisions of Section 7 hereof shall not terminate and shall remain in effect.

 

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(d) Nothing contained herein shall relieve a defaulting Underwriter of any liability it may have to the Company or any non-defaulting Underwriter for damages caused by its default.

11. Payment of Expenses. (a) Whether or not the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are consummated or this Agreement is terminated, the Company will pay or cause to be paid all costs and expenses incident to the performance of its obligations hereunder, including without limitation, (i) the costs incident to the authorization, issuance, sale, preparation and delivery of the Securities and any taxes payable in that connection; (ii) the costs incident to the preparation, printing, reproduction, delivery to or at the direction of the Representatives and filing under the Securities Act of the Preliminary Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus (including all exhibits, amendments and supplements thereto); (iii) the costs of reproducing and distributing each of this Agreement, the Securities, the Indenture and any Blue Sky Memorandum; (iv) the fees and expenses of the Company’s counsel and independent accountants; (v) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the qualification of the Securities under the laws of such jurisdictions as the Representatives may designate (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for the Underwriters); (vi) any fees charged by rating agencies for rating the Securities; (vii) the fees and expenses of the Trustee and any paying agent (including related fees and expenses of any counsel to such parties); and (viii) if required, all expenses and application fees incurred in connection with any filing with, and clearance of the offering by, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

(b) If (i) this Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 9 or 10 hereof, (ii) the Company for any reason fails to tender the Securities for delivery to the Underwriters or (iii) the Underwriters decline to purchase the Securities for any reason permitted under this Agreement, the Company agrees to reimburse the Underwriters for all out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including the fees and expenses of their counsel) reasonably incurred by the Underwriters in connection with this Agreement and the offering contemplated hereby.

12. Persons Entitled to Benefit of Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and the Indemnified Persons referred to in Section 7 hereof. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any other person any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained herein. No purchaser of Securities from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor merely by reason of such purchase.

13. Survival. The respective indemnities, rights of contribution, representations, warranties and agreements of the Company and the Underwriters contained in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of the Company or the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement or any certificate delivered pursuant hereto shall survive the delivery of and payment for the Securities and shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination of this Agreement or any investigation made by or on behalf of the Company or the Underwriters.

14. Certain Defined Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, (a) except where otherwise expressly provided, the term “affiliate” has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act; (b) the term “business day” means any day other than a day on which banks are permitted or required to be closed in New York City; and (c) the term “subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act.

 

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15. Bail-in Powers. Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any other agreement, arrangement, or understanding between the EU Covered Underwriters and the Company and the UK Covered Underwriters and the Company, the Company acknowledges, accepts, and agrees to be bound by:

(a) the effect of the exercise of EU Bail-in Powers by the Relevant EU Resolution Authority in relation to any EU BRRD Liability of each EU Covered Underwriter to the Company under this Agreement, that (without limitation) may include and result in any of the following, or some combination thereof, (i) the reduction of all, or a portion, of the EU BRRD Liability or outstanding amounts due thereon; (ii) the conversion of all, or a portion, of the EU BRRD Liability into shares, other securities or other obligations of the relevant EU Covered Underwriter or another person (and the issue to or conferral on the Company of such shares, securities or obligations); (iii) the cancellation of the EU BRRD Liability; and (iv) the amendment or alteration of any interest, if applicable, thereon, the maturity or the dates on which any payments are due, including by suspending payment for a temporary period;

(b) the variation of the terms of this Agreement, as deemed necessary by the Relevant EU Resolution Authority, to give effect to the exercise of EU Bail-in Powers by the Relevant EU Resolution Authority;

As used in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this Section 15, (i) “EU Bail-in Legislation” means in relation to a member state of the European Economic Area which has implemented, or which at any time implements, the EU BRRD, the relevant implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement as described in the EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule from time to time; (ii) “EU Bail-in Powers” means any Write-down and Conversion Powers as defined in relation to the relevant EU Bail-in Legislation; (iii) “EU BRRD” means Directive 2014/59/EU establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms; (iv) “EU Covered Underwriter” means any Underwriter subject to the EU Bail-in Legislation; (v) “EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule” means the document described as such, then in effect, and published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person) from time to time at http://www.lma.eu.com/; (vi) “EU BRRD Liability” has the same meaning as in such laws, regulations, rules or requirements implementing the EU BRRD under the applicable EU Bail-in Legislation; and (vii) “Relevant EU Resolution Authority” means the resolution authority with the ability to exercise any EU Bail-in Powers in relation to the relevant EU Covered Underwriter.

(c) the effect of the exercise of UK Bail-in Powers by the Relevant UK Resolution Authority in relation to any UK Bail-in Liability of any UK Covered Underwriter to the Company under this Agreement, that (without limitation) may include and result in any of the following, or some combination thereof, (i) the reduction of all, or a portion, of the UK Bail-in Liability or outstanding amounts due thereon; (ii) the conversion of all, or a portion, of the UK

 

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Bail-in Liability into shares, other debt securities or other obligations of any UK Covered Underwriter or another person (and the issue to or conferral on the Company of such shares, securities or obligations); (iii) the cancellation of the UK Bail-in Liability; and (iv) the amendment or alteration of any interest, if applicable, thereon, the maturity or the dates on which any payments are due, including by suspending payment for a temporary period; and

(d) The variation of the terms of this Agreement, as deemed necessary by the Relevant UK Resolution Authority, to give effect to the exercise of UK Bail-in Powers by the Relevant UK Resolution Authority.

As used in subparagraphs (c) and (d) of this Section 15, (i) “UK Bail-in Legislation” means Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 and any other law or regulation applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (otherwise than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings); (ii) “UK Bail-in Powers” means the powers under the UK Bail-in Legislation to cancel, transfer or dilute shares issued by a person that is a bank or investment firm or affiliate of a bank or investment firm, to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of such a person or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability; (iii) “UK Bail-in Liability” means a liability in respect of which the UK Bail-in Powers may be exercised; (iv) “UK Covered Underwriter” means any Underwriter subject to the UK Bail-in Legislation; and (v) “Relevant UK Resolution Authority” means the resolution authority with the ability to exercise any UK Bail-in Powers in relation to the relevant UK Covered Underwriter.

16. Recognition of U.S. Special Resolution Regime.

In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer from such Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement, and any such interest and obligation, were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate of such Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement was governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

 

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BHC Act Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k).

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

17. Miscellaneous. (a) Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted and confirmed by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be given to the Representatives in the case of:

 

   

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 550 South Tryon Street, 5th Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202, Attention: Transaction Management (email: [email protected]);

 

   

Barclays Capital Inc., 745 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Syndicate Registration (fax no.: 646-834-8133);

 

   

BofA Securities, Inc., One Bryant Park, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10036, Attention: HG Transaction Management, [email protected];

 

   

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 1 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Debt Capital Markets Syndicate, with a copy to General Counsel (fax no.: 646-374-1071);

 

   

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. at 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, Attention: Transaction Management Group (fax no.: (646) 366-3229); and

 

   

Mizuho Securities USA LLC, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, Attention: Debt Capital Markets;

 

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Notices to the Company shall be given to it at 751 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102-5096, Attention: Treasurer, at [email protected]

In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), the Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their respective clients, including the Company, which information may include the name and address of their respective clients, as well as other information that will allow the Underwriters to properly identify their respective clients.

(b) Prior Agreements. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings (whether written or oral) between the Company and the Underwriters, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof.

(c) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

(d) Waiver of Jury Trial. The Company and the Underwriters hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

(e) Counterparts. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which counterparts shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which counterparts shall constitute but one and the same instrument.

(f) Amendments or Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement, nor any consent or approval to any departure therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.

(g) Headings. The headings herein are included for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of, or to affect the meaning or interpretation of, this Agreement.

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding, please indicate your acceptance of this Agreement by signing in the space provided below.

 

Very truly yours,
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:  

/s/ Meha Jain

  Name: Meha Jain
  Title: Assistant Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]


Accepted as of the date hereof:
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC
By:  

/s/ Carolyn Hurley

  Name: Carolyn Hurley
  Title: Managing Director
BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC.
By:  

/s/ Radhika P. Gupte

  Name: Radhika P. Gupte
  Title: Managing Director
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.
By:  

/s/ Randolph Randolph

  Name: Randolph Randolph
  Title: Managing Director
DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC.
By:  

/s/ Anguel Zaprianov

  Name: Anguel Zaprianov
  Title: Managing Director
DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC.
By:  

/s/ Mary Hardgrove

  Name: Mary Hardgrove
  Title: Managing Director
HSBC SECURITIES (USA) INC.
By:  

/s/ Edward Schweitzer

  Name: Edward Schweitzer
  Title: Head of US FIG DCM
MIZUHO SECURITIES USA LLC
By:  

/s/ Timothy Blair

  Name: Timothy Blair
  Title: Managing Director
For themselves and on behalf of the several Underwriters listed in Schedule 1 hereto.

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]


Schedule 1

 

Underwriters

   Principal Amount  

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

   $ 170,000,000  

Barclays Capital Inc.

     170,000,000  

BofA Securities, Inc.

     170,000,000  

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

     170,000,000  

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

     170,000,000  

Mizuho Securities USA LLC

     170,000,000  

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

     30,000,000  

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

     30,000,000  

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

     30,000,000  

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

     30,000,000  

Academy Securities Inc.

     10,000,000  

CastleOak Securities, L.P.

     10,000,000  

Drexel Hamilton, LLC

     10,000,000  

Ramirez & Co., Inc.

     10,000,000  

R. Seelaus & Co., LLC

     10,000,000  

Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

     10,000,000  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,200,000,000  


Annex A

Form of Opinion of Counsel for the Company

 

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Annex B

Time of Sale Information

Final Term Sheet, dated August 8, 2022.

 

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Annex C

 

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PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

Final Term Sheet

Dated August 8, 2022

$1,200,000,000

6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052

 

Issuer:    Prudential Financial, Inc.
Securities:    6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052
Principal Amount:    $1,200,000,000
Denominations:    $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.
Maturity Date:    September 1, 2052
Interest Rate and Interest Payment Dates:    (i) 6.000%, accruing from and including August 17, 2022 to but excluding September 1, 2032 or any earlier redemption date; (ii) from and including September 1, 2032, during each interest period at an annual rate equal to the five-year Treasury rate as of the most recent reset interest determination date, in each case to be reset on each interest reset date, plus 3.234%, payable semi-annually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, beginning on March 1, 2023, and on the maturity date.
Day Count Convention:    30/360
Optional Redemption:    Redeemable in whole at any time or in part, (i) from time to time during the three-month period prior to, and including, September 1, 2032, or the three-month period prior to, and including each subsequent interest reset date, in each case at 100% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, and (ii) prior to June 1, 2032, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (x) the principal amount of the notes being redeemed and (y) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of and interest on the notes being redeemed discounted to the redemption date (assuming the notes matured on June 1, 2032) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the “treasury rate” (as defined in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement),

 

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   plus 50 basis points, less interest accrued to the redemption date; in each case, plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the date of redemption; provided that if the notes are not redeemed in whole, at least $25 million aggregate principal amount of the notes, excluding any notes held by us or any of our affiliates, must remain outstanding after giving effect to such redemption and all accrued and unpaid interest, including deferred interest, must be paid in full on all outstanding notes for all interest periods ending on or before the date of redemption.
Redemption after the Occurrence of a Tax Event, Rating Agency Event or Regulatory Capital Event:    Redeemable in whole, but not in part, at any time, within 90 days after the occurrence of a “tax event,” a “rating agency event” or a “regulatory capital event” (as defined in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement) at a redemption price equal to (i) in the case of a tax event or a regulatory capital event, their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the date of redemption or (ii) in the case of a rating agency event, 102% of their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the date of redemption.
Offering Price:    100.000%
Underwriting Discount:    1.000% of principal amount, $12,000,000 total
Preliminary Prospectus Supplement:    Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated August 8, 2022, incorporating the prospectus dated March 1, 2021. If there is any discrepancy or contradiction between this Final Term Sheet and the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement, this Final Term Sheet shall prevail.
Proceeds (after underwriting discount and before expenses) to the Issuer:    $1,188,000,000 (99.000% of principal amount)
Pricing Date:    August 8, 2022
Settlement Date:    August 17, 2022 (T+7)
CUSIP/ISIN:    744320 BK7 / US744320BK76
Joint Book-Running Managers:   

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Barclays Capital Inc.

BofA Securities, Inc.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

Mizuho Securities USA LLC

Senior Co-Managers:   

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

 

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Junior Co-Managers:   

Academy Securities Inc.

CastleOak Securities, L.P.

Drexel Hamilton, LLC

Ramirez & Co., Inc.

R. Seelaus & Co., LLC

Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling Wells Fargo Securities, LLC toll-free at 1-800-645-3751, Barclays Capital Inc. at 1-888-603-5847, BofA Securities, Inc. toll-free at 1-800-294-1322, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. toll-free at 1-800-503-4611, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. toll-free at 1-866-811-8049 or Mizuho Securities USA LLC toll-free at 1-866-271-7403.

UK MiFIR product governance / Professional investors and ECPs only target market – Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer’s product approval process, the target market assessment in respect of the Notes has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the Notes is only eligible counterparties, as defined in the FCA Handbook Conduct of Business Sourcebook (“COBS”), and professional clients, as defined in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of U.K. domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“UK MiFIR”); and (ii) all channels for distribution of the Notes to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the Notes (a “distributor”) should take into consideration the manufacturers’ target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to the FCA Handbook Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook (the “UK MiFIR Product Governance Rules”) is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Notes (by either adopting or refining the manufacturers’ target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels.

MiFID II product governance / Professional investors and ECPs only target market – Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer’s product approval process, the target market assessment in respect of the Notes has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the Notes is eligible counterparties and professional clients only, each as defined in Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”); and (ii) all channels for distribution of the Notes to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the Notes (a “distributor”) should take into consideration the manufacturers’ target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Notes (by either adopting or refining the manufacturers’ target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels.

Any disclaimer or other notice that may appear below is not applicable to this communication and should be disregarded. Such disclaimer or notice was automatically generated as a result of this communication being sent by Bloomberg or another email system.

 

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Exhibit 1.2

$300,000,000

Prudential Financial, Inc.

5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

August 9, 2022

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

BofA Securities, Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

UBS Securities LLC

as Representatives of the several Underwriters listed

in Schedule 1 hereto

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

550 South Tryon Street, 5th Floor

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

BofA Securities, Inc.

One Bryant Park

New York, New York 10036

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

383 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10179

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

1585 Broadway, 29th Floor

New York, New York 10036

UBS Securities LLC

1285 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the “Company”), proposes to issue and sell to the several Underwriters listed in Schedule 1 hereto (the “Underwriters”), for whom Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC are acting as representatives (the “Representatives”), $300,000,000 principal amount of its 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062 (the “Securities”). The Securities will be issued pursuant to a Subordinated Debt Securities Indenture dated as of June 17, 2008 (the “Base Indenture”) between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the eighteenth supplemental indenture, to be dated as of August 17, 2022 (the “Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), between the Company and the Trustee.

The Company hereby confirms its agreement with the several Underwriters concerning the purchase and sale of the Securities, as follows:

1. Registration Statement. The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) an automatic shelf registration statement, as defined under Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Securities Act”), on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253713), including a prospectus filed as part of such registration statement (the “Base Prospectus”), relating to securities, including the Securities, to be issued from time to time by the Company. Such registration statement, as amended as of its most recent effective date, is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement”; and as used herein, the term “Preliminary Prospectus” means any preliminary prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Securities filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act, together with the Base Prospectus, and the term “Prospectus” means the prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Securities, together with the Base Prospectus, in the form first used (or made available upon request of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the Securities Act) in connection with confirmation of sales of the Securities. Any reference in this Agreement to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act, as of the most recent effective date of the Registration Statement or the date of such Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be and any reference to “amend”, “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include any documents filed after such date under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Exchange Act”) that are deemed to be incorporated by reference therein. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus.

 

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At or prior to the time when sales of the Securities were first made at 3:00 P.M. (Eastern time) on the date of this Agreement (the “Time of Sale”), the Company had prepared the following information (collectively, the “Time of Sale Information”): a Preliminary Prospectus dated August 9, 2022 (including the Base Prospectus), and each “free-writing prospectus” (as defined pursuant to Rule 405 under the Securities Act) listed on Annex B hereto as constituting part of the Time of Sale Information. The final term sheet relating to the Securities in substantially the form of Annex C hereto is referred to herein as the “Final Term Sheet.”

2. Purchase of the Securities by the Underwriters. (a) The Company agrees to issue and sell the Securities to the several Underwriters as provided in this Agreement, and each Underwriter, on the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements set forth herein and subject to the conditions set forth herein, agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase from the Company the respective principal amount of Securities set forth opposite such Underwriter’s name in Schedule 1 hereto at a price equal to (i) 99.000% of the principal amount thereof (the “Institutional Purchase Price”), in the case of sales made by the Underwriters to certain institutional purchasers (the “Institutional Purchasers”) and (ii) 96.850% of the principal amount thereof (the “Retail Purchase Price”), in the case of sales made by the Underwriters in all other cases, plus, in each case, accrued interest, if any, from August 9, 2022 to the Closing Date (as defined below). The Representatives confirm to the Company that for this purpose, the number of Securities sold to Institutional Purchasers is 11,200,000.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any of the Securities except upon payment for all the Securities to be purchased as provided herein.

(b) The Company understands that the Underwriters intend to make a public offering of the Securities as soon after the effectiveness of this Agreement as in the judgment of the Representatives is advisable, and initially to offer the Securities for sale to the public on the terms set forth in the Prospectus. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriters may offer and sell Securities to or through any affiliate of an Underwriter and that any such affiliate may offer and sell Securities purchased by it to or through any Underwriter.

(c) Payment for and delivery of the Securities will be made at 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on August 17, 2022 or at such other time on the same or such other date, not later than the fifth business day thereafter, as the Representatives and the Company may agree upon in writing. The time and date of such payment and delivery for the Securities is referred to herein as the “Closing Date.”

(d) Payment for the Securities to be purchased on the Closing Date shall be made by wire transfer in immediately available funds to the account(s) specified by the Company to the Representatives against delivery to the nominee of The Depository Trust Company, for the account of the Underwriters, of one or more global notes representing the Securities (collectively, the “Global Note”), with any transfer taxes payable in connection with the sale of the Securities duly paid by the Company. The Global Note will be made available for inspection by the Representatives not later than 1:00 P.M., New York City time, on the business day prior to the Closing Date.

 

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(e) The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriters are acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s-length contractual counterparty to the Company with respect to the offering of Securities contemplated hereby (including in connection with determining the terms of the offering) and not as a financial advisor or a fiduciary to, or an agent of, the Company or any other person. Additionally, none of the Representatives or any other Underwriter is advising the Company or any other person as to any legal, tax, investment, accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction. The Company shall consult with its own advisors concerning such matters and shall be responsible for making its own independent investigation and appraisal of the transactions contemplated hereby, and the Underwriters shall have no responsibility or liability to the Company with respect thereto. Any review by the Underwriters of the Company, the transactions contemplated hereby or other matters relating to such transactions will be performed solely for the benefit of the Underwriters and shall not be on behalf of the Company.

3. Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter that:

(i) The Company has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, and has been duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties, or conducts any business, so as to require such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or in good standing would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the business, management, financial position, shareholders’ equity or results of operations (in each case considered on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis) of the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as a whole (a “Material Adverse Effect”); and The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a New Jersey stock life insurance company (the “Principal Subsidiary”), has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a stock life insurance company in good standing under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, and has been duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties, or conducts any business, so as to require such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; to the extent that each of The Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, Ltd. and The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd. is a “significant subsidiary” of the Company within the meaning of Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act, each such subsidiary (i) has been duly incorporated and is an existing Japanese kabushiki kaisha in good standing under the laws of Japan, (ii) is registered with the Japanese Financial Supervisory Authority, (iii) such registration is in full force and effect and neither The Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, Ltd. nor The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd. has received any notice of any event, inquiry, investigation or proceeding that would reasonably be expected to result in the suspension, revocation or limitation of any such registration, except as set forth in the Time of Sale Information

 

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and the Prospectus and except as would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and (iv) is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, orders, By-Laws and similar requirements in connection with such registration, except as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus and except as would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(ii) The Securities have been duly authorized by the Company, and, when the Securities are issued and delivered pursuant to this Agreement, the Securities will have been duly executed, authenticated, issued and delivered and will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits provided by the Indenture; the Indenture has been duly authorized by the Company and upon effectiveness of the Registration Statement was duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “Trust Indenture Act”), and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery of the Indenture by the Trustee, when the Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture is executed and delivered by the Company, the Indenture will constitute a valid and legally binding instrument of the Company, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject, as to enforcement, to bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganization, fraudulent transfer and other laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles; the Indenture and the Securities will conform, in all material respects, to the descriptions thereof contained in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; and this Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

(iii) The Company has an authorized capitalization as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; the capital stock of the Company conforms to the description thereof contained in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; and, except as set forth in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, no options, warrants or other rights to purchase, agreements or other obligations to issue, or rights to convert any obligations into or exchange any securities for, shares of capital stock of or ownership interests in the Company are authorized or outstanding.

(iv) No order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus has been issued by the Commission, and each Preliminary Prospectus, at the time of filing thereof, complied in all material respects with the Securities Act and did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty as to the information contained in or omitted from any Preliminary Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

 

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(v) The Time of Sale Information, as of the Time of Sale, did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty as to the information contained in or omitted from the Time of Sale Information in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

(vi) The Company (including its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not made and will not make any offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the Securities that would constitute an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” without the prior consent of the Representatives other than the documents listed in Annex B hereto as constituting the Time of Sale Information for which the Company has received such consent. Each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus complied or complies in all material respects with the Securities Act, and has been or will be (within the time period specified in Rule 433) filed in accordance with the Securities Act (to the extent required thereby).

(vii) The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 of the Securities Act that has been filed with the Commission not earlier than three years prior to the date hereof; and no notice of objection of the Commission to the use of such Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act has been received by the Company. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued by the Commission and, to the knowledge of the Company, no proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act against the Company or related to the offering has been initiated or threatened by the Commission; as of the applicable effective date of the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto, the Registration Statement complied and will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act and the Trust Indenture Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, and did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading; and as of the date of the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto and as of the Closing Date, the Prospectus will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act and the Trust Indenture Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation and warranty with respect to (i) that part of the Registration Statement that constitutes the Statement of Eligibility and Qualification (Form T-1) of the Trustee under the Trust Indenture Act or (ii) the information contained in or omitted from the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

 

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(viii) The documents incorporated by reference in the Prospectus and the Time of Sale Information, when they were filed with the Commission, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Exchange Act, and none of such documents contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and any further documents so filed and incorporated by reference in the Prospectus or the Time of Sale Information, when such documents become effective or are filed with the Commission, as the case may be, will conform in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, as applicable, and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(ix) The consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries, together with the related schedules, set forth or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and interpretations thereof, as applicable, and present fairly in all material respects the financial position, the results of operations and the changes in cash flows of such entities in conformity with GAAP at the respective dates or for the respective periods to which they apply; such statements and related schedules have been prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods involved, except for any normal year-end adjustments, the adoption of new accounting principles, and except as described therein; and the interactive data in the eXtensible Business Reporting Language included in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus fairly presents the information called for in all material respects and has been prepared in all material respects in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto.

(x) PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who has certified certain financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries and delivered its report with respect to the audited consolidated financial statements and schedules included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, is an independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act.

(xi) The Company maintains a system of internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that complies with the requirements of the Exchange Act and has been designed by the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or under their supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective and the Company is not aware of any material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting.

 

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(xii) Since the date of the last audited financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Time of Sale Information, there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

(xiii) The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act; such disclosure controls and procedures have been designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company and its subsidiaries is made known to the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer by others within those entities; and such disclosure controls and procedures are effective in all material respects to perform the functions for which they were established.

(xiv) Other than litigation (none of which is reasonably likely to be material) incidental to the kinds of business conducted by the Company and its subsidiaries, there are no legal or governmental proceedings pending to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any property of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is the subject which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, other than as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; and, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, no such proceedings are threatened or contemplated by governmental authorities or threatened by others, other than as set forth in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus.

(xv) None of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has sustained since the date of the latest audited financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus any loss or interference with its business that is, individually or in the aggregate, material to the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as a whole, from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any insurance underwriting losses of the Company or its subsidiaries), or from any labor dispute or court or governmental action, order or decree, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, and prior to the Closing Date, there has not been any material decrease in the stockholders’ equity of the Company, any material decrease in the capital stock of the Company or any material increase in the consolidated long-term debt of the Company (other than as a result of (i) the sale of the Securities and $1,200,000,000 principal amount of the Company’s 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052 (the “2052 Notes”), (ii) the sale of notes issued

 

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pursuant to the Company’s Medium-Term Note program, (iii) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Commercial Paper Program of either the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC, (iv) borrowings with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York by the Principal Subsidiary, (v) borrowings by subsidiaries of the Company in the ordinary course of business pursuant to securities lending, repurchase or reverse repurchase arrangements, (vi) borrowings by the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC from their five-year revolving credit facility and (vii) borrowings by Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc. from its revolving credit facility); and, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, there has not been any Material Adverse Effect, or any development that will involve a prospective Material Adverse Effect, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus.

(xvi) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in violation of its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or its Amended and Restated By-laws (the “By-laws”) or other organizational documents or instruments.

(xvii) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties may be bound, which violation or default would have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(xviii) The issue and sale of the Securities, the compliance by the Company with all of the provisions of the Securities, the Indenture and this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions herein and therein contemplated, will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject, except where such conflict, breach, violation or default would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; nor will any such action result in any violation of the provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws of the Company or the organizational documents of any of its subsidiaries or any statute or any order, rule or regulation of any court or insurance regulatory agency or other governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their properties, except where such violation (other than with respect to the provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws of the Company) would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such court or governmental or public regulatory body or authority is required for the issue and sale of the Securities or the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Indenture, except

 

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(i) for the registration of the Securities under the Securities Act, the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act, the registration of the Securities under the Exchange Act, the listing of the Securities on the New York Stock Exchange and such consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, registrations or qualifications as may be required under applicable state securities or Blue Sky laws of any jurisdiction in which the Securities are offered and sold in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Securities by the Underwriters or (ii) where the failure to obtain such consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(xix) As of the date of this Agreement, neither the Company nor, to the Company’s knowledge, any of its affiliates, has taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that has constituted or that might reasonably be expected to cause or result in, under the Exchange Act or otherwise, stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Securities.

(xx) The Company is not, and after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Securities and the application of the proceeds thereof as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, will not be, an “investment company,” as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (the “Investment Company Act”).

(xxi) The Company has not paid or agreed to pay to any person any compensation for soliciting another to purchase any securities of the Company (except as contemplated in this Agreement).

(xxii) The Company is subject to and in full compliance with the reporting requirements of Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

(xxiii) The statements in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus under the headings “Description of the Junior Subordinated Notes,” “Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” and “Description of Debt Securities We May Offer” in so far as they purport to describe the provisions of the laws and documents referred to therein, fairly summarize the matters therein described.

(xxiv) The Company is not an “ineligible issuer” and is a “well-known seasoned issuer,” in each case as defined under the Securities Act, in each case at the times specified in the Securities Act in connection with the offering of the Securities.

(xxv) Neither the Company nor any of its controlled (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) subsidiaries nor any director or officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any non-controlled subsidiary, employee, agent, affiliate or other person associated with or acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has (i) used any funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (ii) made or taken an act in furtherance of an offer, promise or authorization of any

 

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direct or indirect unlawful payment or unlawful benefit to any foreign or domestic government or regulatory official or employee, including of any government-owned or controlled entity or of a public international organization, or any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of any of the foregoing, or any political party or party official or candidate for political office; (iii) violated or is in violation of any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or committed an offence under the Bribery Act 2010 of the United Kingdom, or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws; or (iv) made, offered, agreed, requested or taken an act in furtherance of any unlawful bribe or other unlawful benefit, including, without limitation, any rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful or improper payment or benefit.

(xxvi) The Company and its subsidiaries have instituted, and maintain and enforce, policies and procedures reasonably designed to promote and ensure compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. The operations of the Company and its controlled subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Company, its non-controlled subsidiaries are in compliance with the applicable money laundering statutes (including applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements) of all jurisdictions where the Company or any of its subsidiaries conducts business, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines issued, administered or enforced by any applicable governmental or regulatory agency (collectively, the “Anti-Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental or regulatory agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

(xxvii) Neither the Company nor any of its controlled subsidiaries, directors or officers, nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any non-controlled subsidiary, employee, agent or affiliate of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is currently the subject or the target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. Government, or other applicable sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), nor is the Company or any of its subsidiaries located, organized or resident in a country or territory, where it is prohibited from being so located, organized or resident under applicable OFAC regulations, the subject or the target of Sanctions, including, without limitation, the Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic or so-called Luhansk People’s Republic or any other covered region of Ukraine identified pursuant to Executive Order 14065 (each, a “Sanctioned Country”); and the Company will not use the proceeds of the offering of the Securities hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity (i) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business with any person that, at the time of such funding or facilitation, is the subject or the target of Sanctions, (ii) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business in any Sanctioned Country or (iii) in any other manner that, in each of cases (i), (ii) and (iii), will result in a violation by any person (including any person participating in the transaction, whether as dealer, underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions.

 

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4. Further Agreements of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees with each Underwriter that:

(a) Required Filings. The Company will file the final Prospectus with the Commission within the time periods specified by Rule 424(b) and Rule 430A, 430B or 430C under the Securities Act, will file any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (including the Final Term Sheet) to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act; and will file promptly all reports and any definitive proxy or information statements required to be filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of the Prospectus and for so long as the delivery of a prospectus is required in connection with the offering or sale of the Securities. If required by Rule 430B(h) under the Securities Act, the Company shall prepare a form of prospectus in a form approved by the Representatives and will file such form of prospectus pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act not later than may be required by Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act. The Company will pay the required Commission filing fees for this offering within the time period required by Rule 456(b)(1)(i) under the Securities Act (without giving effect to the proviso therein) and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act.

(b) Delivery of Copies. The Company will deliver, without charge, during the Prospectus Delivery Period (as defined below), as many copies of the Prospectus (including all amendments and supplements thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein) and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as the Representatives may reasonably request. As used herein, the term “Prospectus Delivery Period” means such period of time after the first date of the public offering of the Securities as in the opinion of counsel for the Underwriters a prospectus relating to the Securities is required by law to be delivered (or required to be delivered but for Rule 172 under the Securities Act) in connection with sales of the Securities by any Underwriter or dealer.

(c) Amendments or Supplements; Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. Before making, using or filing any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, and before filing any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, the Company will, at any time during the Prospectus Delivery Period, furnish to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters a copy of the proposed Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, amendment or supplement for review and will not make, use or file any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or file any such proposed amendment or supplement to which the Representatives reasonably object; provided that the foregoing requirement shall not apply to any of the Company’s periodic filings with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15 of the Exchange Act.

(d) Notice to the Representatives. The Company will at any time during the Prospectus Delivery Period advise the Representatives promptly, (i) when any amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed or becomes effective; (ii) when any supplement to the Prospectus or any amendment to the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus has been filed; (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or

 

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any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or the receipt of any comments from the Commission relating to the Registration Statement or any other request by the Commission for any additional information; (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for that purpose pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act; (v) of the occurrence of any event as a result of which the Prospectus, the Time of Sale Information or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus, the Time of Sale Information or any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading; (vi) of the receipt by the Company of any notice of objection of the Commission to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act; and (vii) of the receipt by the Company of any notice with respect to any suspension of the qualification of the Securities for offer and sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose; and the Company will use its reasonable efforts to prevent the issuance of any such order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus or suspending any such qualification of the Securities and, if any such order is issued, will use promptly its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the withdrawal thereof, and in the event of the issuance of a notice of objection, the Company promptly will take such steps including, without limitation, amending the Registration Statement or filing a new registration statement, at its own expense, as may be necessary to permit offers and sales of the Securities by the Underwriters (references herein to the “Registration Statement” shall include any such amendment or new registration statement).

(e) Time of Sale Information. If at any time prior to the Closing Date (i) any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Time of Sale Information as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances, not misleading or (ii) if in the discretion of the Company it is necessary to amend or supplement the Time of Sale Information to comply with law, the Company will promptly notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission (to the extent required) and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Representatives may designate, at the expense of the Company, such amendments or supplements to the Time of Sale Information as may be necessary so that the statements in the Time of Sale Information as so amended or supplemented will not, in the light of the circumstances, be misleading or so that the Time of Sale Information will comply with law. The Company will advise the Underwriters of the time when any such amendment or supplement to the Time of Sale Information has been filed with the Commission and will provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives of each such amendment, supplement or filing.

 

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(f) Ongoing Compliance. If during the Prospectus Delivery Period (i) any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading or (ii) if in the discretion of the Company or the Representatives it is necessary to amend or supplement the Prospectus in order to comply with law, the Company will promptly notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission (to the extent required) and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Representatives may designate, at the expense of the Company, such amendments or supplements to the Prospectus as may be necessary so that the statements in the Prospectus as so amended or supplemented will not, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, be misleading or so that the Prospectus will comply with law. The Company will advise the Underwriters of the time when any such amendment or supplement to the Prospectus has been filed with the Commission and will provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives of each such amendment, supplement or filing.

(g) Blue Sky Compliance. The Company will endeavor, in cooperation with the Representatives, to qualify the Securities for offer and sale under (or obtain exemptions from the application to such offering and/or sale of) the securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions of the United States as the Representatives shall reasonably request in writing and will continue such qualifications in effect so long as required for distribution of the Securities; provided that the Company shall not be required to (i) qualify as a foreign corporation or other entity or as a dealer in securities in any such jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to so qualify, (ii) file any general consent to service of process in any such jurisdiction or (iii) subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction if it is not otherwise so subject. The Company will promptly advise the Underwriters of the receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Securities for sale in any jurisdiction.

(h) Earning Statement. The Company will make generally available to its security holders as soon as practicable, but in any event no later than 16 months after the effective date of the Registration Statement (as defined in Rule 158(c) under the Securities Act), an earning statement that satisfies the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

(i) Clear Market. During the period beginning from the date hereof and continuing to and including the Closing Date, neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries or other affiliates over which it exercises management or voting control, nor any person acting on their behalf, will, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, directly or indirectly, offer, sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of any securities that are substantially similar to the Securities other than the 2052 Notes.

(j) Exchange Listing. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to effect the listing of the Securities on the New York Stock Exchange within 30 days of the Closing Date.

 

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(k) Conflicts with Registration Statement. The Company agrees that each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Securities or until any earlier date that the issuer notified or notifies the Representatives as described in the next sentence, did not, and does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented. The Company further agrees that if at any time following the issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus any event occurred or occurs as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, if not amended, would conflict with the information in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, or would include any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statement therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading, the Company will give prompt notice thereof to the Representatives and will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission. The foregoing two sentences do not apply to statements in or omissions from any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of the Representatives specifically for inclusion therein.

(l) Use of Proceeds. The Company will apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities as described in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus under the heading “Use of Proceeds.”

(m) No Stabilization. The Company will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that constitutes or that might reasonably be expected to cause or result in, under the Exchange Act or otherwise, any stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Securities.

(n) Record Retention. The Company will, pursuant to reasonable procedures developed in good faith, retain copies of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not filed with the Commission in accordance with Rule 433 under the Securities Act.

5. Certain Agreements of the Underwriters. Each Underwriter hereby represents and agrees that:

(a) It has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Securities that constitutes or would constitute a “free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act (which term includes use of any written information furnished to the Commission by the Company and not incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and any press release issued by the Company) required to be filed (i) by the Company with the Commission or retained by the Company under Rule 433 under the Securities Act, other than the information contained in the Final Term Sheet, or (ii) by such Underwriter pursuant to Rule 433(d)(1)(ii) under the Securities Act, in each case without the prior consent of the Company, and that Annex B will include all such free writing prospectuses for which the Underwriters have received such consent.

 

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(b) It is not subject to any pending proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act with respect to the offering (and will promptly notify the Company if any such proceeding against it is initiated during the Prospectus Delivery Period).

(c) It will, pursuant to reasonable procedures developed in good faith, (i) retain copies of each free writing prospectus used or referred to by it, in accordance with Rule 433 under the Securities Act and (ii) file any free writing prospectus used or referred by it as set forth in Rule 433(d)(1)(ii) under the Securities Act.

6. Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations. The obligation of each Underwriter to purchase Securities on the Closing Date as provided herein is subject to the performance by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions:

(a) Registration Compliance; No Stop Order. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall be in effect, and no proceeding for such purpose, pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or pursuant to Section 8A under the Securities Act shall be pending before or threatened by the Commission; the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been timely filed with the Commission under the Securities Act (in the case of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act) and in accordance with Section 4(a) hereof; and all requests by the Commission for additional information shall have been complied with to the reasonable satisfaction of the Representatives.

(b) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Company contained herein shall be true and correct on the date hereof and on and as of the Closing Date; and the statements of the Company and its officers made in any certificates delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be true and correct on and as of the Closing Date.

(c) No Downgrade. Subsequent to the earlier of (A) the Time of Sale and (B) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, there shall not have occurred any downgrading nor shall any notice have been given of (i) downgrading, (ii) any intended or potential downgrading or (iii) any review or possible change with possible negative implications in the rating accorded the Securities or any other debt securities or preferred stock of or guaranteed by the Company by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization,” as such term is defined under Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act.

(d) No Material Adverse Change. No event or condition of a type described in Section 3(xv) hereof shall have occurred or shall exist, which event or condition is not described in the Time of Sale Information (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the Prospectus (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the effect of which in the judgment of the Representatives makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the Securities on the terms and in the manner contemplated by this Agreement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus.

 

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(e) Officer’s Certificate. The Representatives shall have received on and as of the Closing Date a certificate of any Senior Vice President or any Vice President, and the Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer of the Company to the effect that (i) the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct and that the Company has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied hereunder at or prior to the Closing Date, (ii) since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, and prior to the Closing Date, there has not been any material decrease in the stockholders’ equity of the Company, any material decrease in the capital stock of the Company or any material increase in the consolidated long-term debt of the Company (other than as a result of (t) the sale of the Securities and the 2052 Notes, (u) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Company’s Medium-Term Note program, (v) the sale of notes issued pursuant to the Commercial Paper Program of either the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC, (w) borrowings with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York by the Principal Subsidiary, (x) borrowings by subsidiaries of the Company in the ordinary course of business pursuant to securities lending, repurchase or reverse repurchase arrangements, (y) borrowings by the Company or Prudential Funding, LLC from their five-year revolving credit facility and (z) borrowings by Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc. from its revolving credit facility); (iii) since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, there has not been any Material Adverse Effect, or any development that will involve a prospective Material Adverse Effect, and (iv) the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) above have been satisfied.

(f) Comfort Letters. On the date of this Agreement and on the Closing Date, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP shall have furnished to the Representatives, at the request of the Company, letters, dated the respective dates of delivery thereof and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, containing statements and information of the type customarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus; provided that the letter delivered on the Closing Date shall use a “cut-off” date no more than three business days prior to the Closing Date.

(g) Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Counsel for the Company. The Representatives shall have received the opinion or opinions of corporate and tax counsel for the Company, dated the Closing Date and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, to the effect set forth in Annex A hereto.

(h) Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Counsel for the Underwriters. The Representatives shall have received on and as of the Closing Date an opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, with respect to such matters as the Representatives may reasonably request, and such counsel shall have received such documents and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.

 

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(i) Additional Documents. On or prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall have furnished to the Representatives such further certificates and documents as the Representatives may reasonably request.

All opinions, letters, certificates and evidence mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters.

7. Indemnification and Contribution.

(a) Indemnification of the Underwriters. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities (and will reimburse each Underwriter for any legal or other out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by it in connection with investigating or defending any action or claim as to which it is entitled to indemnification hereunder as such expenses are incurred), joint or several, that arise out of, or are based upon, (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, not misleading, or (ii) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Time of Sale Information, or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in each case except insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information furnished to the Company in writing by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein.

(b) Indemnification of the Company. Each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to indemnify and hold harmless the Company to the same extent as the indemnity set forth in paragraph (a) above, but only with respect to any losses, claims, damages or liabilities that arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter (y) either directly or (z) through the Representatives, in each case expressly for use in the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Time of Sale Information, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished to the Company in writing by the Underwriters either directly or through the Representatives consists of the following: (i) the initial public offering price, (ii) the fourth sentence under “Risk Factors—The trading market for the notes may be limited”, (iii) the names of the Underwriters on the cover pages of the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, and (iv) under the heading “Underwriting” in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, (A) the list of Underwriters, (B) the fifth paragraph in the Preliminary Prospectus and the fourth paragraph in the Prospectus related to the terms of the offering by the Underwriters and concessions and reallowances, (C) the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh paragraphs in the Preliminary Prospectus and the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth paragraphs in

 

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the Prospectus related to over-allotment, stabilization, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids, (D) the fourth sentence of the thirteenth paragraph in the Preliminary Prospectus and the fourth sentence of the twelfth paragraph in the Prospectus related to market making, (E) the first sentence of the sixteenth paragraph in the Preliminary Prospectus and the first sentence of the fifteenth paragraph in the Prospectus related to services provided by the Underwriters and (F) the seventeenth paragraph in the Preliminary Prospectus and the sixteenth paragraph in the Prospectus related to investments and securities activities by the Underwriters.

(c) Notice and Procedures. Promptly after receipt of notice of the commencement of any action by any person in respect of which indemnification may be sought pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) above, such person (the “Indemnified Person”), shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the person against whom such indemnification may be sought under such paragraph (the “Indemnifying Person”), notify the Indemnifying Person in writing of the commencement thereof; but the omission so to notify the Indemnifying Person shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have to any Indemnified Person otherwise than under such paragraph. In case any such action shall be brought against any Indemnified Person and it shall notify the Indemnifying Person of the commencement thereof, the Indemnifying Person shall be entitled to participate therein and, to the extent that it shall wish, jointly with any other Indemnifying Person similarly notified, to assume the defense thereof, with counsel satisfactory to such Indemnified Person (who shall not, except with the consent of the Indemnified Person, be counsel to the Indemnifying Person) and, after notice from the Indemnifying Person to such Indemnified Person of its election so to assume the defense thereof, the Indemnifying Person shall not be liable to such Indemnified Person under such paragraph for any legal expenses of other counsel or any other expenses, in each case subsequently incurred by such Indemnified Person, in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation. No Indemnifying Person shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Person, effect the settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened action or claim in respect of which indemnification or contribution may be sought hereunder (whether or not the Indemnified Person is an actual or potential party to such action or claim) unless such settlement, compromise or judgment (i) includes an unconditional release of the Indemnified Person (or such other release of the Indemnified Person as shall be satisfactory to the Indemnified Person) from all liability arising out of such action or claim and (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of any Indemnified Person.

(d) Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in paragraphs (a) and (b) above is unavailable to an Indemnified Person or insufficient in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in respect thereof) referred to therein, then each Indemnifying Person under such paragraph, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnified Person thereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in respect thereof) (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other from the offering of the Securities or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) is not permitted by applicable law or if the Indemnified Person failed to give the notice required under paragraph (c) above, then each Indemnifying Person shall

 

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contribute to such amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other in connection with the statements or omissions that resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in respect thereof), as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the net proceeds (before deducting expenses) received by the Company from the sale of the Securities and the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters in connection therewith, in each case as set forth in the table on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate offering price of the Securities. The relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading relates to information supplied by the Company or by the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

(e) Limitation on Liability. The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 7 were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation that does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in paragraph (d) above. The amount paid or payable by an Indemnified Person as a result of the losses, claims, damages and liabilities referred to in paragraph (d) above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth above, any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such Indemnified Person in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, in no event shall an Underwriter be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by such Underwriter with respect to the offering of the Securities exceeds the amount of any damages that such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Underwriters’ obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to their respective purchase obligations hereunder and not joint.

(f) The obligations of the Company under this Section 7 shall be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have and shall extend, upon the same terms and conditions, to affiliates of the Underwriters and to each person, if any, who controls any Underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act; and the obligations of the Underwriters under this Section 7 shall be in addition to any liability which the respective Underwriters may otherwise have and shall extend, upon the same terms and conditions, to each officer and director of the Company (including any person who, with his or her consent, is named in the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus as about to become a director of the Company) and to each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.

 

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8. Effectiveness of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective upon the execution and delivery hereof by the parties hereto.

9. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by the Representatives, by notice to the Company, if after the execution and delivery of this Agreement and prior to the Closing Date (i) since the date as of which information is given in the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, any Material Adverse Effect or any development that will involve a prospective Material Adverse Effect, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business; (ii) suspension of trading in securities generally on the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE Amex Equities or the Nasdaq National Market or limitation on prices (other than limitations on hours or numbers of days of trading) for securities on any such exchange or market; (iii) the suspension of trading of the Company’s securities by the New York Stock Exchange, the Commission, or any other governmental authority; (iv) the enactment, publication, decree or other promulgation of any statute, regulation, rule or order of any court or other governmental authority which in the opinion of the Representatives materially and adversely affects or may materially and adversely affect the business or operations of the Company; (v) the declaration of a banking moratorium by United States, New York State or New Jersey State authorities or a material disruption in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States or other relevant jurisdiction; (vi) the taking of any action by any governmental body or agency in respect of its monetary or fiscal affairs which in the reasonable opinion of the Representatives has a material adverse effect on the securities markets in the United States, or (vii) any outbreak or escalation of hostilities or declaration of war or national emergency or other national or international calamity or crisis or change in economic or political conditions if the effect of such outbreak, escalation, declaration, emergency, calamity, crisis or change on the financial markets of the United States would, in the sole judgment of the Representatives, make it impracticable or inadvisable to market the Securities or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Securities.

10. Defaulting Underwriter. (a) If, on the Closing Date, any Underwriter defaults on its obligation to purchase the Securities that it has agreed to purchase hereunder (the “Defaulted Securities”), the non-defaulting Underwriters may in their discretion arrange for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities by one or more of the non-defaulting Underwriters or any other persons satisfactory to the Company on the terms contained in this Agreement. If, within 36 hours after any such default by any Underwriter, the non-defaulting Underwriters do not arrange for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities, then the Company shall be entitled to a further period of 36 hours within which to procure other persons satisfactory to the non-defaulting Underwriters to purchase the Defaulted Securities on such terms. If other persons become obligated or agree to purchase the Defaulted Securities of a defaulting Underwriter, either the non-defaulting Underwriters or the Company may postpone the Closing Date, for up to five full business days in order to effect any changes that in the opinion of counsel for the Company or counsel for the Underwriters may be necessary in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements, and the Company agrees to promptly prepare any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus that effects any such changes. As used in this Agreement, the term “Underwriter” includes, for all purposes of this Agreement unless the context otherwise requires, any person not listed in Schedule 1 hereto that, pursuant to this Section 10, purchases Defaulted Securities that a defaulting Underwriter agreed but failed to purchase.

 

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(b) If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters and the Company as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate principal amount of the Defaulted Securities that remains unpurchased does not exceed one-eleventh of the aggregate principal amount of all the Securities, then the Company shall have the right to require each non-defaulting Underwriter to purchase the principal amount of the Defaulted Securities that such Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder plus such Underwriter’s pro rata share (based on the principal amount of Securities that such Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder) of the Defaulted Securities of such defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters for which such arrangements have not been made.

(c) If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the Defaulted Securities of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters and the Company as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate principal amount of such Defaulted Securities that remains unpurchased exceeds one-eleventh of the aggregate principal amount of all the Securities, or if the Company shall not exercise the right described in paragraph (b) above, then this Agreement shall terminate without liability on the part of the non-defaulting Underwriters. Any termination of this Agreement pursuant to this Section 10 shall be without liability on the part of the Company, except that the Company will continue to be liable for the payment of expenses as set forth in Section 11 hereof and except that the provisions of Section 7 hereof shall not terminate and shall remain in effect.

(d) Nothing contained herein shall relieve a defaulting Underwriter of any liability it may have to the Company or any non-defaulting Underwriter for damages caused by its default.

11. Payment of Expenses. (a) Whether or not the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are consummated or this Agreement is terminated, the Company will pay or cause to be paid all costs and expenses incident to the performance of its obligations hereunder, including without limitation, (i) the costs incident to the authorization, issuance, sale, preparation and delivery of the Securities and any taxes payable in that connection; (ii) the costs incident to the preparation, printing, reproduction, delivery to or at the direction of the Representatives and filing under the Securities Act of the Preliminary Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus (including all exhibits, amendments and supplements thereto); (iii) the costs of reproducing and distributing each of this Agreement, the Securities, the Indenture and any Blue Sky Memorandum; (iv) the fees and expenses of the Company’s counsel and independent accountants; (v) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the qualification of the Securities under the laws of such jurisdictions as the Representatives may designate (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for the Underwriters); (vi) any fees charged by rating agencies for rating the Securities; (vii) the fees and expenses of the Trustee and any paying agent (including related fees and expenses of any counsel to such parties); and (viii) if required, all expenses and application fees incurred in connection with any filing with, and clearance of the offering by, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; and (ix) all expenses and application fees related to the listing of the Securities on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

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(b) If (i) this Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 9 or 10 hereof, (ii) the Company for any reason fails to tender the Securities for delivery to the Underwriters or (iii) the Underwriters decline to purchase the Securities for any reason permitted under this Agreement, the Company agrees to reimburse the Underwriters for all out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including the fees and expenses of their counsel) reasonably incurred by the Underwriters in connection with this Agreement and the offering contemplated hereby.

12. Persons Entitled to Benefit of Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and the Indemnified Persons referred to in Section 7 hereof. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any other person any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained herein. No purchaser of Securities from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor merely by reason of such purchase.

13. Survival. The respective indemnities, rights of contribution, representations, warranties and agreements of the Company and the Underwriters contained in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of the Company or the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement or any certificate delivered pursuant hereto shall survive the delivery of and payment for the Securities and shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination of this Agreement or any investigation made by or on behalf of the Company or the Underwriters.

14. Certain Defined Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, (a) except where otherwise expressly provided, the term “affiliate” has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act; (b) the term “business day” means any day other than a day on which banks are permitted or required to be closed in New York City; and (c) the term “subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act.

15. Recognition of U.S. Special Resolution Regime.

In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer from such Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement, and any such interest and obligation, were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate of such Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement was governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

 

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BHC Act Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k).

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

16. Miscellaneous. (a) Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted and confirmed by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be given to the Representatives in the case of:

 

 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 550 South Tryon Street, 5th Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202, Attention: Transaction Management (email: [email protected]);

 

 

BofA Securities, Inc., One Bryant Park, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10036, Attention: HG Transaction Management, [email protected];

 

 

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Registration Department;

 

 

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10170, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, Facsimile: (212) 834-6081;

 

 

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 1585 Broadway, New York, New York 10036, Attention: Investment Banking Division (fax no.: 212-507-8999); and

 

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UBS Securities LLC, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Fixed Income Syndicate (fax no.: 203-719-0495);

Notices to the Company shall be given to it at 751 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102-5096, Attention: Treasurer, at [email protected]

In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), the Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their respective clients, including the Company, which information may include the name and address of their respective clients, as well as other information that will allow the Underwriters to properly identify their respective clients.

(b) Prior Agreements. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings (whether written or oral) between the Company and the Underwriters, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof.

(c) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

(d) Waiver of Jury Trial. The Company and the Underwriters hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

(e) Counterparts. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which counterparts shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which counterparts shall constitute but one and the same instrument.

(f) Amendments or Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement, nor any consent or approval to any departure therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.

(g) Headings. The headings herein are included for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of, or to affect the meaning or interpretation of, this Agreement.

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding, please indicate your acceptance of this Agreement by signing in the space provided below.

 

Very truly yours,
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:  

/s/ Meha Jain

Name: Meha Jain
Title: Assistant Treasurer

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Accepted as of the date hereof:
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC
By:  

/s/ Carolyn Hurley

  Name: Carolyn Hurley
  Title: Managing Director
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.
By:  

/s/ Randolph Randolph

  Name: Randolph Randolph
  Title: Managing Director
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
By:  

/s/ Thomas Healy

  Name: Thomas Healy
  Title: Managing Director
J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC
By:  

/s/ Stephen L. Sheiner

  Name: Stephen L. Sheiner
  Title: Executive Director
MORGAN STANLEY & CO. LLC
By:  

/s/ Victoria Franco

  Name: Victoria Franco
  Title: Vice President
UBS SECURITIES LLC
By:  

/s/ John Sciales

  Name: John Sciales
  Title: Associate Director

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By:  

/s/ Jay Anderson

  Name: Jay Anderson
  Title: Managing Director
For themselves and on behalf of
the several Underwriters listed
in Schedule 1 hereto.

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Schedule 1

 

Underwriters

   Principal
Amount
 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

   $ 45,000,000  

BofA Securities, Inc.

     45,000,000  

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

     45,000,000  

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

     45,000,000  

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

     45,000,000  

UBS Securities LLC

     45,000,000  

Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.

     7,500,000  

SG Americas Securities, LLC

     7,500,000  

TD Securities (USA) LLC

     7,500,000  

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

     7,500,000  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 300,000,000  

 


Annex A

Form of Opinion of Counsel for the Company

 

A-1


Annex B

Time of Sale Information

Final Term Sheet, dated August 9, 2022.

 

B-1


Annex C

 

LOGO

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

Final Term Sheet

Dated August 9, 2022

$300,000,000

5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062

 

Issuer:    Prudential Financial, Inc.
Securities:    5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062
Principal Amount:    $300,000,000
Over-allotment:    No over-allotment option
Denominations:    $25 and integral multiples thereof
Maturity Date:    September 1, 2062
Interest Rate and Interest Payment Dates:    5.950%, accruing from and including August 17, 2022, payable quarterly in arrears on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing December 1, 2022.
Day Count Convention:    30/360
Optional Redemption:    Redeemable in whole at any time or in part from time to time on or after September 1, 2027 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the redemption date.
Redemption after the Occurrence of a Tax Event, Rating Agency Event or Regulatory Capital Event:    Redeemable in whole, but not in part, at any time prior to September 1, 2027, within 90 days after the occurrence of a “tax event,” a “rating agency event” or a “regulatory capital event” (as defined in the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement) at a redemption price equal to (i) in the case of a tax event or a regulatory capital event, their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the date of redemption or (ii) in the case of a rating agency event, 102% of their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the date of redemption.
Offering Price:    $25.00 per note

 

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Underwriting Discount:    $0.7875 per note (retail), $630,000 total / $0.2500 per note (institutional), $2,800,000 total
Preliminary Prospectus Supplement:    Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated August 9, 2022, incorporating the prospectus dated March 1, 2021. If there is any discrepancy or contradiction between this Final Term Sheet and the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement, this Final Term Sheet shall prevail.
Proceeds (after underwriting discount and before expenses) to the Issuer:    $296,570,000
Pricing Date:    August 9, 2022
Settlement Date:   

August 17, 2022 (T+6)

 

Under Rule 15c6-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, trades in the secondary market generally are required to settle in two business days, or “T+2”, unless the parties to any such trade expressly agree otherwise. Accordingly, purchasers who wish to trade the notes on the Pricing Date or the succeeding three business days will be required, by virtue of the fact that the notes initially will settle in “T+6”, to specify an alternative settlement cycle at the time of any such trade to prevent a failed settlement. Purchasers of the notes who wish to make such trades should consult their own advisors.

Listing:    Application is expected to be made to list the notes on the New York Stock Exchange.
CUSIP/ISIN:    744320 870 / US7443208704
Joint Book-Runners:   

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

BofA Securities, Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

UBS Securities LLC

Senior Co-Managers:   

Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.

SG Americas Securities, LLC

TD Securities (USA) LLC

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling Wells Fargo Securities, LLC toll-free at (800) 645-3751, BofA Securities, Inc. toll-free at (800) 294-1322, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC toll-free at (866) 471-2526, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 212-834-4533, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC toll-free at (800) 584-6837 or UBS Securities LLC toll-free at (888) 827-7275.

 

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The notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”); or (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (as amended, the “Insurance Distribution Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended, the “Prospectus Regulation”). For the purposes of this provision, the expression “an offer” includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the notes to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for the notes. Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended, the “PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation. This term sheet, the related preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus have been prepared on the basis that any offer of notes in any Member State of the EEA will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of notes. This term sheet, the related preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation.

The notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom (“UK”). For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“EUWA”); (ii) a customer within the meaning of the provisions of the FSMA and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement Directive (EU) 2016/97, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA. For the purposes of this provisions, the expression “an offer” includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the notes to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for the notes. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUW (the “UK PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the UK has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the UK may be unlawful under the UK PRIIPs Regulation.

Any disclaimer or other notice that may appear below is not applicable to this communication and should be disregarded. Such disclaimer or notice was automatically generated as a result of this communication being sent by Bloomberg or another email system.

 

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Exhibit 4.2

 

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

TO

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

Trustee

Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture

Dated as of August 17, 2022

6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

     Page  

ARTICLE ONE DEFINITIONS

     2  

Section 1.01. Definitions

     2  

ARTICLE TWO AMENDMENTS

     7  

Section 2.01. Amendment of Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating.

     7  

ARTICLE THREE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE NOTES

     7  

Section 3.01. Designation and Principal Amount

     7  

Section 3.02. Maturity

     8  

Section 3.03. Form

     8  

Section 3.04. Rate of Interest; Interest Payment Dates

     8  

Section 3.05. Deferral

     9  

Section 3.06. Events of Default

     9  

Section 3.07. Securities Registrar; Paying Agent; Place of Payment

     10  

Section 3.08. No Sinking Fund

     10  

Section 3.09. Subordination

     10  

Section 3.10. Senior Indebtedness

     11  

Section 3.11. Defeasance

     12  

ARTICLE FOUR COVENANTS

     12  

Section 4.01. Dividend and Other Payment Stoppages

     12  

ARTICLE FIVE REDEMPTION OF THE NOTES

     13  

Section 5.01. Redemption

     13  

ARTICLE SIX ORIGINAL ISSUE OF NOTES

     15  

Section 6.01. Calculation of Original Issue Discount

     15  

ARTICLE SEVEN SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

     15  

Section 7.01. Supplemental Indentures without Consent of Holders

     15  

Section 7.02. Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders

     16  

ARTICLE EIGHT MISCELLANEOUS

     17  

Section 8.01. Effectiveness

     17  

Section 8.02. Successors and Assigns

     17  

Section 8.03. Effect of Recitals and Rights of Trustee

     17  

Section 8.04. Ratification of Indenture

     17  

Section 8.05. Tax Treatment

     17  

Section 8.06. Governing Law

     17  

Section 8.07. Severability

     17  

Section 8.08. Consequential Damages, Force Majeure and FATCA

     18  

 

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SEVENTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE

Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 17, 2022 (the “Supplemental Indenture”), between Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the “Company”), having its principal office at 751 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), a New York banking corporation, as trustee (hereinafter called the “Trustee”).

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

The Company and the Trustee executed and delivered an indenture, dated as of June 17, 2008 (the “Base Indenture”), to the Trustee to provide for the future issuance of the Company’s subordinated debt securities, to be issued from time to time in one or more series as might be determined by the Company under the Base Indenture.

Section 901(5) of the Base Indenture permits the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, to enter into one or more supplemental indentures, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, without the consent of any Holders, to add, change or eliminate any of the provisions of the Indenture in respect of one or more series of Securities, provided that any such addition, change or elimination (A) shall neither (i) apply to any Security of any series created prior to the execution of such supplemental indenture and entitled to the benefit of such provision nor (ii) modify the rights of the Holder of any such Security with respect to such provision or (B) shall become effective only when there is no such Security Outstanding.

Section 901(6) of the Base Indenture provides that the Company and the Trustee, without the consent of any Holder, may enter into a supplemental indenture to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 201 and 301 thereof.

Pursuant to the terms of the Base Indenture, the Company desires to provide for the establishment, authentication and issuance of a new series of its Securities, and the form and terms thereof, as hereinafter set forth.

The Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture. The Company has delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel and an Officers’ Certificate pursuant to Sections 102 and 903 of the Base Indenture to the effect, among other things, that all conditions precedent provided for in the Base Indenture to the Trustee’s execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture have been complied with. All acts and things necessary have been done and performed to make this Supplemental Indenture enforceable in accordance with its terms, and the execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized in all respects.

NOW, THEREFORE, THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE WITNESSETH:

 

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ARTICLE ONE

Definitions

Section 1.01. Definitions

For all purposes of this Supplemental Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided herein or unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) the terms defined in the Base Indenture have the same meanings when used in this Supplemental Indenture unless otherwise defined herein;

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

(c) any reference to an Article, Section, other subdivision or Exhibit refers to an Article, Section or other subdivision of, or Exhibit to, this Supplemental Indenture; and

(d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.

In addition, the following terms used in this Supplemental Indenture have the following respective meanings:

Business Day” means any day other than (i) a Saturday or Sunday, (ii) a day on which banking institutions in The City of New York are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or (iii) a day on which the Corporate Trust Office is closed for business.

Calculation Agent” means the Company, an Affiliate of the Company selected by the Company, or any other firm appointed by the Company, in each case, in the Company’s sole discretion, acting as calculation agent in respect of the Notes.

Capital Regulator” means the governmental agency or instrumentality, if any, that has group-wide oversight of the Company’s regulatory capital.

Company” has the meaning specified in the Recitals.

Deferral Period” means the period commencing on an Interest Payment Date with respect to which the Company defers interest pursuant to Section 3.05 and ending on the earlier of (i) the fifth anniversary of that Interest Payment Date and (ii) the next Interest Payment Date on which the Company has paid all deferred and unpaid amounts (including compounded interest on such deferred amounts) and all other accrued interest on the Notes.

 

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Five-year Treasury Rate” means, as of any Reset Interest Determination Date, the average of the yields on actively traded U.S. Treasury securities adjusted to constant maturity, for five-year maturities, for the most recent five Business Days appearing under the caption “Treasury Constant Maturities” in the Most Recent H.15. If the Five-year Treasury Rate cannot be determined pursuant to the preceding sentence, the Calculation Agent, after consulting such sources as it deems comparable to any of the foregoing calculations, or any such source as it deems reasonable from which to estimate the Five-year Treasury Rate, will determine the Five-year Treasury Rate in its sole discretion, provided that if the Calculation Agent determines there is an industry-accepted successor Five-year Treasury Rate, then the Calculation Agent will use such successor rate. If the Calculation Agent has determined a substitute or successor base rate in accordance with the foregoing, the Calculation Agent in its sole discretion may determine the Business Day convention, the definition of Business Day and the Reset Interest Determination Date to be used and any other relevant methodology for calculating such substitute or successor base rate, including any adjustment factor needed to make such substitute or successor base rate comparable to the Five-year Treasury Rate, in a manner that is consistent with industry-accepted practices for such substitute or successor base rate.

H.15” means the daily statistical release designated as such, or any successor publication as determined by the Calculation Agent in its sole discretion, published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Indenture” means the Base Indenture as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, and as further supplemented from time to time with respect to the Notes.

Initial Interest Reset Date” means September 1, 2032.

Interest Payment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.04(b).

Interest Period” means the period from and including August 17, 2022 to but excluding March 1, 2023, and the period from each Interest Payment Date to but excluding the next Interest Payment Date or, if earlier, the Maturity Date.

Interest Reset Date” means the Initial Interest Reset Date and each date falling on the five-year anniversary of the preceding Interest Reset Date.

Interest Reset Period” means the period from and including the Initial Interest Reset Date to, but not including, the next following Interest Reset Date and thereafter each period from and including each Interest Reset Date to, but not including, the next following Interest Reset Date.

Maturity Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.02.

Most Recent H.15” means the H.15 published closest in time but prior to the close of business on the applicable Reset Interest Determination Date.

Notes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a).

Pari Passu Securities” means (i) the Company’s 5.875% Fixed to Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2042, (ii) the Company’s 5.625% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2043, (iii) the Company’s 5.20% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2044, (iv) the Company’s 5.375% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2045, (v) the Company’s 4.500% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior

 

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Subordinated Notes due 2047, (vi) the Company’s 5.700% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2048, (vii) the Company’s 3.700% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2050, (viii) the Company’s 5.125% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052, (ix) the Company’s 5.625% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2058, (x) the Company’s 4.125% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2060 and (xi) the Company’s 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062.

Parity Securities” means indebtedness of the Company that by its terms ranks in right of payment upon liquidation of the Company on a parity with the Notes, and includes the Notes and the Pari Passu Securities.

Rating Agency Event” means that any nationally recognized statistical rating organization within the meaning of Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act that then publishes a rating for the Company (a “rating agency”) amends, clarifies or changes the criteria it uses to assign equity credit to securities such as the Notes, which amendment, clarification or change results in:

(i) the shortening of the length of time the Notes are assigned a particular level of equity credit by that rating agency compared to the length of time they would have been assigned that level of equity credit by that rating agency or its predecessor on the date hereof, or

(ii) the lowering of the equity credit (including up to a lesser amount) assigned to the Notes by that rating agency compared to the equity credit assigned by that rating agency or its predecessor on the date hereof.

Regulatory Capital Event” means the Company’s good faith determination that, as a result of:

(i) any amendment to, or change in, the laws, rules or regulations of the United States or any political subdivision of or in the United States or any other governmental agency or instrumentality as may then have group-wide oversight of the Company’s regulatory capital that is enacted or becomes effective after the date hereof;

(ii) any proposed amendment to, or change in, those laws, rules or regulations that is announced or becomes effective after the date hereof; or

(iii) any official administrative decision or judicial decision or administrative action or other official pronouncement interpreting or applying those laws, rules or regulations that is announced after the date hereof,

there is more than an insubstantial risk that the full principal amount of the Notes outstanding from time to time would not qualify as “Tier 2 Capital” (or a substantially similar concept) for purposes of the capital adequacy rules of any Capital Regulator to which the Company is or will be subject; provided that the proposal or adoption of any criterion:

 

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(i) that is substantially the same as the corresponding criterion in the capital adequacy rules of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System applicable to bank holding companies as of the date hereof, or

(ii) that would result in the full principal amount of the Notes outstanding from time to time not qualifying as “Tier 2 Capital” (or a substantially similar concept) for purposes of the capital adequacy rules of the Capital Regulator solely because the Company may redeem the Notes at its option upon the occurrence of a Rating Agency Event

will not constitute a Regulatory Capital Event.

Reset Interest Determination Date” means, in respect of any Interest Reset Period, the day falling two Business Days prior to the beginning of such Interest Reset Period.

Supplemental Indenture” means this instrument as originally executed or as it from time to time may be supplemented or amended by one or more agreements supplemental hereto.

Tax Event” means the receipt by the Company of an opinion of independent counsel experienced in such matters to the effect that, as a result of any:

(i) amendment to or change (including any officially announced proposed change) in the laws or regulations of the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority of or in the United States that is enacted or effective on or after the date hereof;

(ii) official administrative decision or judicial decision or administrative action or other official pronouncement (including a private letter ruling, technical advice memorandum or other similar pronouncement) by any court, government agency or regulatory authority that reflects an amendment to, or change in, the interpretation or application of those laws or regulations that is announced on or after the date hereof; or

(iii) threatened challenge asserted in connection with an audit of the Company, or a threatened challenge asserted in writing against any taxpayer that has raised capital through the issuance of securities that are substantially similar to the Notes, which challenge is asserted against the Company or becomes publicly known on or after the date hereof,

there is more than an insubstantial increase in the risk that interest payable by the Company on the Notes is not, or within 90 days of the date of such opinion will not be, deductible by the Company, in whole or in part, for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

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Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the yield determined by the Company in accordance with the following two paragraphs:

(i) The Treasury Rate shall be determined by the Company after 4:15 p.m., New York City time (or after such time as yields on U.S. government securities are posted daily by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date based upon the yield or yields for the most recent day that appear after such time on such day in the most recent statistical release published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System designated as “Selected Interest Rates (Daily) - H.15” (or any successor designation or publication) (“H.15”) under the caption “U.S. government securities–Treasury constant maturities–Nominal” (or any successor caption or heading). In determining the Treasury Rate, the Company shall select, as applicable: (1) the yield for the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the period from the redemption date to June 1, 2032 (the “Par Call Date”) (the “Remaining Life”); or (2) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 exactly equal to the Remaining Life, the two yields – one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately shorter than and one yield corresponding to the Treasury constant maturity on H.15 immediately longer than the Remaining Life – and shall interpolate to the Par Call Date on a straight-line basis (using the actual number of days) using such yields and rounding the result to three decimal places; or (3) if there is no such Treasury constant maturity on H.15 shorter than or longer than the Remaining Life, the yield for the single Treasury constant maturity on H.15 closest to the Remaining Life. For purposes of this paragraph, the applicable Treasury constant maturity or maturities on H.15 shall be deemed to have a maturity date equal to the relevant number of months or years, as applicable, of such Treasury constant maturity from the redemption date.

(ii) If on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date H.15 or any successor designation or publication is no longer published, the Company shall calculate the Treasury Rate based on the rate per annum equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the second Business Day preceding such redemption date of the United States Treasury security maturing on, or with a maturity that is closest to, the Par Call Date, as applicable. If there is no United States Treasury security maturing on the Par Call Date but there are two or more United States Treasury securities with a maturity date equally distant from the Par Call Date, one with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date and one with a maturity date following the Par Call Date, the Company shall select the United States Treasury security with a maturity date preceding the Par Call Date. If there are two or more United States Treasury securities maturing on the Par Call Date or two or more United States Treasury securities meeting the criteria of the preceding sentence, the Company shall select from among these two or more United States Treasury securities the United States Treasury security that is trading closest to par based upon the average of the bid and asked prices for such United States Treasury securities at 11:00 a.m., New York City time. In determining the Treasury Rate in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, the semi-annual yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury security shall be based upon the average of the bid and asked prices (expressed as a percentage of principal amount) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, of such United States Treasury security, and rounded to three decimal places.

Provided that calculations and selections in the foregoing will be made by the Company or on its behalf by a person designated by the Company; provided, further, however, that such calculations and selections shall not be a duty or obligation of the trustee under the Company’s senior indenture.

 

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ARTICLE TWO

Amendments

Section 2.01. Amendment of Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating.

The first sentence of Section 303(f) (Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating) of the Base Indenture is hereby deleted and replaced with the following:

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

ARTICLE THREE

General Terms and Conditions of the Notes

Section 3.01. Designation and Principal Amount

(a) Designation

Pursuant to Section 301 of the Base Indenture, there is hereby established a series of Securities of the Company designated as the 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052 (the “Notes”), the principal amount of which to be issued shall be in accordance with Section 3.01(b) and as set forth in a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of Notes pursuant to the Base Indenture, and the form and terms of which shall be as set forth hereinafter.

(b) Principal Amount; Additional Notes

Notes in an initial aggregate principal amount of $1,200,000,000 upon execution of this Supplemental Indenture, shall be executed by the Company and delivered to the Trustee, and the Trustee shall thereupon authenticate and deliver said Notes in accordance with a Company Order. At any time and from time to time after the date hereof, without the consent of any Holders of the Notes, the Company may execute and deliver additional Notes to the Trustee for authentication, in addition to the $1,200,000,000 initial aggregate principal amount previously provided for, together with a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of such additional Notes, so long as such additional Notes are fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes with the Notes issued as of the date hereof. Any additional Notes so issued shall have the same terms and conditions as the Notes issued on the date hereof in all respects, except for any difference in the issue date, issue price, interest accrued prior to the issue date of the additional Notes and first Interest Payment Date and shall be governed by this Supplemental Indenture and shall rank equally and ratably in right of payment with the Notes issued on the date of this Supplemental Indenture and, together with the Notes issued as of the date of this Supplemental Indenture, shall be treated as a single series of Notes for all purposes.

 

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Section 3.02. Maturity

The Notes will mature on September 1, 2052 (the “Maturity Date”). If the Maturity Date is not a Business Day, payment of principal and interest to be made on the Maturity Date shall be made on the next Business Day (but no interest shall accrue as a result of such postponement).

Section 3.03. Form

The Notes shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A, shall include the Trustee’s certificate of authentication in the form required by Section 205 of the Base Indenture and shall be issued in fully registered definitive form without interest coupons.

The Notes initially are issuable solely as Global Securities and shall bear the legend required by Section 204 of the Base Indenture.

The Depositary for the Notes initially shall be The Depository Trust Company (or any successor thereto).

Section 3.04. Rate of Interest; Interest Payment Dates

(a) Rate of Interest; Accrual

The Notes shall bear interest on their principal amount: (i) from and including August 17, 2022, to, but not including, the Initial Interest Reset Date at the rate of 6.000% per annum and (ii) from and including the Initial Interest Reset Date, during each Interest Reset Period, at the rate equal to the Five-year Treasury Rate as of the most recent Reset Interest Determination Date, plus 3.234% per annum, computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. Defaulted Interest and interest deferred pursuant to Section 3.05 will bear interest, to the extent permitted by law, at the interest rate in effect from time to time provided in this Section 3.04(a), from and including the relevant Interest Payment Date, compounded on each subsequent Interest Payment Date.

(b) Interest Payment Dates

Subject to Section 3.05, accrued interest on the Notes shall be payable semi-annually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing on March 1, 2023, and on the Maturity Date (each such date, an “Interest Payment Date”), or if any such day is not a Business Day, the next Business Day (but no interest will accrue as a result of that postponement), to the Holders of the Notes at the close of business on the immediately preceding February 15 or August 15 (in each case, whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be.

 

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Section 3.05. Deferral

(a) Option to Defer Interest Payments

(i) So long as no Event of Default with respect to the Notes has occurred or is continuing, the Company shall have the right, at any time and from time to time, to defer the payment of interest on the Notes for one or more consecutive Interest Periods that do not exceed five years for any single Deferral Period, provided that no Deferral Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date, any earlier accelerated maturity date arising from an Event of Default or any other earlier redemption of the Notes. If the Company has paid all deferred interest (including compounded interest thereon) on the Notes, the Company shall have the right to elect to begin a new Deferral Period pursuant to this Section 3.05(a).

(ii) At the end of any Deferral Period, the Company shall pay all deferred interest (including compounded interest thereon) on the Notes to the Persons in whose names the Notes are registered in the Securities Register at the close of business on the Regular Record Date with respect to the Interest Payment Date at the end of such Deferral Period.

(b) Notice of Deferral

The Company shall give written notice of its election to commence or continue any Deferral Period to the Trustee and the Holders of the Notes at least one Business Day and not more than 60 Business Days before the next Interest Payment Date. Such notice shall be given to the Trustee and each Holder of Notes at such Holder’s address appearing in the Security Register by first-class mail, postage prepaid (or, as long as the Notes are held through DTC, such notice shall be transmitted in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC).

Section 3.06. Events of Default

(a) Clauses (1) through (4) of Section 501 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes. Clauses (5) and (6) of Section 501 of the Base Indenture shall apply to the Notes.

(b) If an Event of Default specified in Clause (5) or (6) of Section 501 of the Base Indenture occurs, the principal amount of all the Notes shall automatically, and without any declaration or other action on the part of the Trustee or any Holder, become immediately due and payable.

(c) The Trustee shall provide to the Holders of the Notes notice of any Event of Default or default with respect to the Notes within 90 days after the actual knowledge of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of such Event of Default or default. However, except in the case of a default in payment on the Notes, the Trustee will be protected in withholding the notice if one of its Responsible Officers determines that withholding of the notice is in the interest of such Holders.

(d) The Trustee shall have no right or obligation under the Indenture or otherwise to exercise any remedies on behalf of any Holders of the Notes pursuant to the Indenture in connection with any default, unless such remedies are available under the Indenture and the Trustee is directed to exercise such remedies pursuant to and subject to the conditions of

 

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Section 512 of the Base Indenture, provided, however, that this provision shall not affect the rights of the Trustee with respect to any Events of Default as set forth in Section 3.06(b) that may occur with respect to the Notes. In connection with any such exercise of remedies the Trustee shall be entitled to the same immunities and protections and remedial rights (other than acceleration) as if such default were an Event of Default.

(e) For purposes of this Section 3.06, the term “default” means any of the following events:

(i) default in the payment of interest, including compounded interest, in full on any Notes for a period of 30 days after the conclusion of a five-year period following the commencement of any Deferral Period if such Deferral Period has not ended prior to the conclusion of such five-year period;

(ii) default in the payment of principal of or premium, if any, on the Notes when due; or

(iii) default in the observance or performance of any covenant or agreement contained in the Indenture or the Notes.

Section 3.07. Securities Registrar; Paying Agent; Place of Payment

The Company appoints the Trustee as Securities Registrar and Paying Agent with respect to the Notes. The Place of Payment for the Notes will be as specified in the Notes.

Section 3.08. No Sinking Fund

The Notes shall not be subject to Article Thirteen of the Base Indenture.

Section 3.09. Subordination

The subordination provisions of Article Eleven of the Base Indenture shall apply to the Notes, except that solely for purposes of the Notes, Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be amended as follows:

(a) Clauses (a) and (b) of Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced with the following:

“(a) (1) In the event and during the continuation of any default in the payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest on any Senior Indebtedness beyond any applicable grace period with respect thereto, (2) in the event that any event of default with respect to any Senior Indebtedness shall have occurred and be continuing, permitting the direct holders of that Senior Indebtedness (or a trustee on behalf of the holders thereof) to accelerate maturity of that Senior Indebtedness, whether or not the maturity is in fact accelerated (unless, in the case of either subclause (1) or (2) of this clause (a), the payment default or event of default has been cured or waived or ceased to exist and any related acceleration has

 

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been rescinded), or (3) in the event that any judicial proceeding shall be pending with respect to a payment default or event of default described in subclause (1) or (2) of this clause (a), no payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, securities or other property, shall be made by the Company on account of the principal of or interest on the Notes unless and until all amounts then due and payable in respect of such Senior Indebtedness, including any interest accrued after such event occurs, shall have been paid in full.”

(b) Clause “(c)” of Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be renumbered clause “(b)”; and

(c) Clause “(d)” of Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be renumbered clause “(c)”.

Section 3.10. Senior Indebtedness

Solely for the purposes of the Notes, the definition of “Senior Indebtedness” in Section 101 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

Senior Indebtedness” means the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on and any other payment due pursuant to any of the following, whether Incurred on or prior to the date hereof or hereafter Incurred:

(i) all obligations of the Company (other than obligations pursuant to the Indenture) for money borrowed;

(ii) all obligations of the Company evidenced by securities, notes, debentures, bonds or other similar instruments (other than securities issued under the Indenture), including obligations Incurred in connection with the acquisition of property, assets or businesses;

(iii) all capital lease obligations of the Company;

(iv) all reimbursement obligations of the Company with respect to letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances or similar facilities issued for the account of the Company;

(v) all obligations of the Company issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services, including all obligations under master lease transactions pursuant to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries have agreed to be treated as owner of the subject property for U.S. federal income tax purposes;

(vi) all payment obligations of the Company under interest rate swap or similar agreements or foreign currency hedge, exchange or similar agreements at the time of determination, including any such obligations Incurred by the Company solely to act as a hedge against increases in interest rates that may occur under the terms of other outstanding variable or floating rate indebtedness of the Company; and

 

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(vii) all obligations of the type referred to in clauses (i) through (vi) above of another Person and all dividends of another Person the payment of which, in either case, the Company has assumed or guaranteed or for which the Company is responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, jointly or severally, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise;

provided, however, that “Senior Indebtedness” shall not include: (1) obligations to trade creditors created or assumed by the Company in the ordinary course of business, (2) indebtedness that is by its terms subordinate, or not superior, in right of payment to the Notes or (3) the Pari Passu Securities.

Section 3.11. Defeasance

The provisions of Section 1402 of the Base Indenture (relating to discharge of the Indenture) shall apply to the Notes. For purposes of Section 1404(2) of the Base Indenture as applicable to the Notes, the Opinion of Counsel referred to therein shall be an independent counsel satisfactory to the Trustee, and the words “gain or loss” in the eighth line of Section 1404(2) shall be replaced by the words “income, gain or loss”.

ARTICLE FOUR

Covenants

Section 4.01. Dividend and Other Payment Stoppages

So long as any Notes remain outstanding, (a) if the Company has given notice of its election to defer interest payments on the Notes but the related Deferral Period has not yet commenced, or (b) a Deferral Period is continuing, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to:

(i) declare or pay any dividends or other distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any shares of capital stock of the Company;

(ii) make any payment of principal of, or interest or premium, if any, on, or repay, purchase or redeem any of the Company’s debt securities that rank upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with or junior to the Notes; or

(iii) make any guarantee payments regarding any guarantee issued by the Company of securities of any Subsidiary if the guarantee ranks upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with or junior to the Notes;

provided, however, the restrictions in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above do not apply to:

(A) any purchase, redemption or other acquisition of shares of its capital stock by the Company in connection with:

(1) any employment contract, benefit plan or other similar arrangement with or for the benefit of any one or more of its employees, officers, directors, consultants or independent contractors;

 

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(2) the satisfaction of the Company’s obligations pursuant to any contract entered into prior to the beginning of the applicable Deferral Period;

(3) a dividend reinvestment or shareholder purchase plan; or

(4) the issuance of shares of the Company’s capital stock, or securities convertible into or exercisable for such capital stock, as consideration in an acquisition transaction, the definitive agreement for which is entered into prior to the applicable Deferral Period;

(B) any exchange, redemption or conversion of any class or series of the Company’s capital stock, or shares of the capital stock of one of its Subsidiaries, for any other class or series of the Company’s capital stock, or of any class or series of the Company’s indebtedness for any class or series of the Company’s capital stock;

(C) any purchase of fractional interests in shares of the Company’s capital stock pursuant to the conversion or exchange provisions of such shares or the securities being converted or exchanged;

(D) any declaration of a dividend in connection with any shareholder rights plan, or the issuance of rights, stock or other property under any shareholder rights plan, or the redemption or purchase of rights pursuant thereto; or

(E) any dividend in the form of stock, warrants, options or other rights where the dividend stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants, options or other rights is the same stock as that on which the dividend is being paid or ranks equally with or junior to such stock; or

(F) (i) any payment of current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that is made pro rata to the amounts due on such Parity Securities (including the Notes) and (ii) any payments of principal or current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that, if not made, would cause the Company to breach the terms of the instrument governing such Parity Securities.

For the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no terms of the Notes will restrict in any manner the ability of any of the Subsidiaries to pay dividends or make any distributions to the Company or to any other Subsidiaries.

ARTICLE FIVE

Redemption of the Notes

Section 5.01. Redemption

(a) The Notes shall be redeemable in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article Twelve of the Base Indenture:

(i) in whole at any time or in part from time to time during the three-month period prior to, and including, September 1, 2032, or the three-month period prior to, and including, each subsequent Interest Reset Date, in each case at 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed;

 

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(ii) in whole at any time or in part from time to time prior to June 1, 2032, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of and interest on the Notes being redeemed discounted to the redemption date (assuming the notes matured on June 1, 2032) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate, plus 50 basis points less interest accrued to the redemption date;

(iii) in whole, but not in part, at any time within 90 days after the occurrence of a Tax Event or a Regulatory Capital Event at 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed; or

(iv) in whole, but not in part, at any time within 90 days after the occurrence of a Rating Agency Event at 102% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed;

plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date.

provided, in each case, that no partial redemption shall be effected unless at least $25 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes, excluding any Notes held by the Company or any of its Affiliates, shall remain outstanding after giving effect to such redemption.

provided, further, in each case, that all accrued and unpaid interest, including deferred interest (and compounded interest) shall have been paid in full on all Outstanding Notes for all Interest Periods ending on or before the Redemption Date. In the event the Notes are treated as “Tier 2 capital” (or a substantially similar concept) under the capital rules of any Capital Regulator applicable to the Company, any redemption of the Notes shall be subject to the Company’s receipt of any required prior approval from such Capital Regulator and to the satisfaction of any conditions set forth in those capital rules or any other applicable regulations of any other Capital Regulator that are or will be applicable to the Company’s redemption of the Notes.

(b) In the case of a partial redemption, selection of the Notes for redemption shall be made pro rata, by lot or by such other method as the Trustee in its sole discretion deems appropriate and fair; provided that for so long as the notes are held by DTC (or another depositary), selection of the notes for redemption shall be done in accordance with the policies and procedures of the depositary. No Notes of a principal amount of $1,000 or less shall be redeemed in part. If any Note is to be redeemed in part only, the notice of redemption that relates to the Note shall state the portion of the principal amount of the Note to be redeemed. A new Note in a principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion of the Note shall be issued in the name of the holder of the Note upon surrender for cancellation of the original Note.

 

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(c) The Company’s actions and determinations in determining the redemption price, including those of any agent designated by the Company, shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

(d) Solely for the purposes of the Notes, the number 30 in the first sentence of Section 1204 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced by the number 10.

(e) In no event, shall the Trustee be responsible for monitoring the ratings of the Notes or an occurrence of a Rating Agency Event.

ARTICLE SIX

Original Issue of Notes

Section 6.01. Calculation of Original Issue Discount

If during any calendar year any original issue discount shall have accrued on the Notes, the Company shall file with each Paying Agent (including the Trustee if it is a Paying Agent) promptly at the end of each calendar year (a) a written notice specifying the amount of original issue discount (including daily rates and accrual periods) accrued on Outstanding Notes as of the end of such year and (b) such other specific information relating to such original issue discount as may then be relevant under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, or Treasury Regulations enacted thereunder, or other administrative or judicial guidance.

ARTICLE SEVEN

Supplemental Indentures

Section 7.01. Supplemental Indentures without Consent of Holders

Solely for purposes of the Notes, Section 901 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced with the following:

“Section 901. 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 supplement or amend the Indenture for any of the following purposes:

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

(2) to add to or modify the covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders of Notes or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company (including the Company’s surrendering, without limitation, of any redemption right, including the Company’s right to redeem the Notes upon the occurrence of the Rating Agency Event); provided that no such amendment or modification may add Events of Default or acceleration events with respect to the Notes; or

 

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(3) to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment hereunder by a successor Trustee with respect to the Notes; or

(4) to cure any ambiguity, to correct or supplement any provision herein which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provision herein or in any supplemental indenture, or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under this Indenture, provided such action shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Notes in any material respect; or

(5) to make any changes to the Indenture in order to conform the Indenture to the final prospectus supplement provided to investors in connection with the offering of the Notes.”

Section 7.02. Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders

Solely for purposes of the Notes, clauses (1) through (3) of Section 902(a) of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced with the following clauses (1) through (6):

“(1) change the Stated Maturity of any payment of principal of or interest (including any additional interest) on the Notes;

(2) change the manner of calculating payments due on the Notes in a manner adverse to Holders (it being understood that making changes to Five-year Treasury Rate as provided in the definition therein will not be deemed adverse to the Holders);

(3) reduce the requirements contained in the Indenture for quorum or voting;

(4) change the Place of Payment for any payment on the Notes that is adverse to the Holders or change the currency in which any payment on the Notes is payable;

(5) impair the right of any Holder to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on the Notes;

(6) reduce the percentage in principal amount of Outstanding Notes, 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 the Indenture or certain defaults hereunder and their consequences;

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(8) modify any of the provisions of this Section.”

ARTICLE EIGHT

Miscellaneous

Section 8.01. Effectiveness

This Supplemental Indenture will become effective upon its execution and delivery.

Section 8.02. Successors and Assigns

All covenants and agreements in the Base Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this Supplemental Indenture, by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

Section 8.03. Effect of Recitals and Rights of Trustee

The recitals contained herein and in the Notes, except the Trustee’s certificates of authentication, shall be taken as the statements of the Company, and the Trustee does not assume any responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture or of the Notes. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Company of the Notes or the proceeds thereof. In no event, shall the Trustee be the Calculation Agent, nor shall it have any liability for any determination made by or on behalf of such Calculation Agent.

Section 8.04. Ratification of Indenture

The Base Indenture, as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, is in all respects ratified and confirmed, and this Supplemental Indenture shall be deemed part of the Base Indenture in the manner and to the extent herein and therein provided.

Section 8.05. Tax Treatment

The Company and, by acceptance of the Notes or a beneficial interest in the Notes, each Holder and beneficial owner of a Note agree to treat the Notes as indebtedness for United States federal income tax purposes.

Section 8.06. Governing Law

This Supplemental Indenture and the Notes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

Section 8.07. Severability

If any provision of the Base Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this Supplemental Indenture, shall be held or deemed to be or shall, in fact, be illegal, inoperative or unenforceable, the same shall not affect any other provision or provisions herein contained or render the same invalid, inoperative or unenforceable to any extent whatever.

 

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Section 8.08. Consequential Damages, Force Majeure and FATCA

(a) In no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for special, indirect, or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever (including, but not limited to, loss of profit) irrespective of whether the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action.

(b) In no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of God, and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software and hardware) services, so long as the Trustee maintains and updates from time to time business continuation and disaster recovery procedures that it determines meet the standards of the industry; it being understood that the Trustee shall use reasonable efforts which are consistent with accepted practices in the banking industry to resume performance as soon as practicable under the circumstances.

(c) The Company agrees (i) to provide the Trustee with such reasonable information as it has in its possession and that is specifically requested by the Trustee to enable the Trustee to determine whether any payments pursuant to this Supplemental Indenture are subject to the withholding requirements described in Section 1471(b) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) or otherwise imposed pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code and any regulations, or agreements thereunder or official interpretations thereof (“Applicable Law”), and (ii) that the Trustee shall be entitled to make any withholding or deduction from payments under this Supplemental Indenture to the extent necessary to comply with Applicable Law, for which the Trustee shall not have any liability.

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This instrument may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:  

/s/ Meha Jain

Name: Meha Jain
Title: Assistant Treasurer

[Signature Page to Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture]


THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee

By:  

/s/ Stacey B. Poindexter

Name: Stacey B. Poindexter
Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture]


EXHIBIT A

FORM OF NOTE

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF. THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A SECURITY REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS SECURITY 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, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), 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 INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

 

No.    Principal Amount: $                            
Issue Date: August 17, 2022    CUSIP: 744320 BK7

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

6.000% FIXED-TO-FIXED RESET RATE JUNIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2052

Prudential Financial, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Jersey (hereinafter called the “Company”, which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to                      or registered assigns, the principal sum of                     dollars ($            ) on September 1, 2052 (the “Maturity Date”), or if such day is not a Business Day (as defined below), the following Business Day and no interest will accrue as a result of the postponement.

The Company further promises to pay interest on said principal sum (i) from and including August 17, 2022 to, but not including, September 1, 2032 at the rate of 6.000% per annum and (ii) from and including September 1, 2032, during each Interest Reset Period, at the rate equal to the Five-year Treasury Rate as of the most recent Reset Interest Determination Date, plus 3.234% per annum (computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) semi-annually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing on March 1, 2023, and on the Maturity Date (each such date, an “Interest Payment Date”), subject to

 

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deferral as set forth herein. In the event that any Interest Payment Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment due on that date will be postponed to the next day that is a Business Day, and no interest will accrue as a result of that postponement. A “Business Day” shall mean any day other than (i) a Saturday or Sunday, (ii) a day on which banking institutions in The City of New York are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or (iii) a day on which the Corporate Trust Office is closed for business. Defaulted Interest and interest deferred pursuant to said Indenture will bear additional interest to the extent permitted by law, at the rate in effect from time to time, from and including the relevant Interest Payment Date, compounded on each subsequent Interest Payment Date.

The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date, as provided in said Indenture, will be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the February 15 or August 15 (in each case, whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid, in the case of deferred interest, as provided in the following paragraph, and otherwise to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Unless the Company has redeemed all of the outstanding Notes as of the Initial Interest Reset Date, the Company shall appoint a calculation agent (the “Calculation Agent”) with respect to the Notes prior to the Reset Interest Determination Date preceding the Initial Interest Reset Date. The Company or any of its affiliates may assume the duties of the Calculation Agent. The applicable interest rate for each Interest Reset Period will be determined by the Calculation Agent as of the applicable Reset Interest Determination Date. If the Company or one of its affiliates is not the Calculation Agent, the Calculation Agent shall notify the Company of the interest rate for the relevant Interest Reset Period promptly upon such determination. The Company shall notify the Trustee of such interest rate, promptly upon making or being notified of such determination. The Calculation Agent’s determination of any interest rate and its calculation of the amount of interest for any Interest Reset Period beginning on or after the Initial Interest Reset Date will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, will be made in the Calculation Agent’s sole discretion and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Indenture or this Note, will become effective without consent from any other person or entity. Such determination of any interest rate and calculation of the amount of interest will be on file at the Company’s principal offices and will be made available to any Holder upon request.

 

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So long as no Event of Default with respect to this Security has occurred or is continuing, the Company shall have the right at any time during the term of this Security to defer payment of interest on this Security for one or more consecutive Interest Periods that do not exceed five years for any single Deferral Period, during which the Company shall have the right to make partial payments of interest on any Interest Payment Date, and at the end of which the Company shall pay all interest then accrued and unpaid; provided, however, that no Deferral Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date or the earlier accelerated maturity date arising from an Event of Default or redemption of this Security. Upon the termination of any Deferral Period and upon the payment of all deferred interest then due, the Company may elect to begin a new Deferral Period, subject to the above requirements.

So long as any Securities of this series remain outstanding, if the Company has given notice of its election to defer interest payments on the Securities but the related Deferral Period has not yet commenced or a Deferral Period is continuing, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to, (i) declare or pay any dividends or other distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any shares of the Company’s capital stock, (ii) make any payment of principal of, or interest or premium, if any, on or repay, purchase or redeem any debt securities of the Company that rank upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with this Security (including (i) the Company’s 5.875% Fixed to Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2042, (ii) the Company’s 5.625% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2043, (iii) the Company’s 5.20% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2044, (iv) the Company’s 5.375% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2045, (v) the Company’s 4.500% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2047, (vi) the Company’s 5.700% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2048, (vii) the Company’s 3.700% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2050, (viii) the Company’s 5.125% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052, (ix) the Company’s 5.625% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2058, (x) the Company’s 4.125% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2060 and (xi) the Company’s 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062, the “Pari Passu Securities”) or junior to this Security or (iii) make any guarantee payments regarding any guarantee issued by the Company of securities of any Subsidiary if the guarantee ranks upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with or junior to this Security (other than (a) any purchase, redemption or other acquisition of shares of its capital stock in connection with (1) any employment contract, benefit plan or other similar arrangement with or for the benefit of any one or more of its employees, officers, directors, consultants or independent contractors, (2) the satisfaction of the Company’s obligations pursuant to any contract entered into prior to the beginning of the applicable Deferral Period, (3) a dividend reinvestment or shareholder purchase plan, or (4) the issuance of shares of the Company’s capital stock, or securities convertible into or exercisable for such shares, as consideration in an acquisition transaction entered into prior to the applicable Deferral Period, (b) any exchange, redemption or conversion of any class or series of the Company’s capital stock, or the capital stock of one of its Subsidiaries, for any other class or series of its capital stock, or of any class or series of its indebtedness for any class or series of its capital stock, (c) any purchase of fractional interests in shares of the Company’s capital stock pursuant to the conversion or exchange provisions of such shares or the securities being converted or exchanged, (d) any declaration of a dividend in connection with any shareholder rights plan, or the issuance of rights, stock or other property under any shareholder rights plan, or the redemption or purchase of rights pursuant thereto, (e) any dividend in the form of stock, warrants, options or other rights where the dividend stock or stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants, options or other rights is the same stock as that on which the dividend is being paid or ranks equally with or junior to such stock, or (f) (1) any payment of current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that is made pro rata to the amounts due on such Parity Securities (including the Notes), and (2) any payments of principal or current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that, if not made, would cause the Company to breach the terms of the instrument governing such Parity Securities).

 

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The Company shall give written notice of its election to commence or continue any Deferral Period to the Trustee and the Holders of all Securities of this series then Outstanding at least one Business Day and not more than 60 Business Days before the next Interest Payment Date. Such notice shall be given to the Trustee and the Holder of this Security at such Holder’s address appearing in the Security Register by first-class mail, postage prepaid (or, as long as the Notes are held through DTC, such notice shall be transmitted in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC).

Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the paying agency office or agency of the Company maintained for that purpose in the United States, 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; provided, however, that, at the option of the Company, payment of interest may be made (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Securities Register or (ii) by wire transfer in immediately available funds at such place and to such bank account number as may be designated by the Person entitled thereto as specified in the Securities Register in writing not less than ten days before the relevant Interest Payment Date.

The indebtedness evidenced by this Security is, to the extent provided in the Indenture, subordinate and junior in right of payment to the prior payment in full of all Senior Indebtedness, and this Security is issued subject to the provisions of the Indenture with respect thereto. Each Holder of this Security, by accepting the same, (a) agrees to and shall be bound by such provisions, (b) authorizes and directs the Trustee on such Holder’s behalf to take such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the subordination so provided and (c) appoints the Trustee such Holder’s attorney-in-fact for any and all such purposes. Each Holder hereof, by such Holder’s acceptance hereof, waives all notice of the acceptance of the subordination provisions contained herein and in the Indenture by each holder of Senior Indebtedness, whether now outstanding or hereafter incurred, and waives reliance by each such holder upon said provisions.

The Company and, by acceptance of this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security, each Holder and beneficial owner of this Security agree to treat this Security as indebtedness for United States federal income tax purposes.

By acceptance of this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security, each Holder hereof and any person acquiring a beneficial interest herein, agree that either (A) no portion of the assets used by such purchaser to acquire and hold this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security constitutes assets of any (i) “employee benefit plan” subject to Title I of the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), (ii) any plan, individual retirement accounts and other arrangement subject to Section 4975 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), (iii) any other retirement arrangement that is subject to provisions under any federal, state, local, non-U.S. or other laws or regulations that are

 

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similar to such provisions of ERISA or the Code (collectively, “Similar Laws”), and (iv) entities and accounts whose underlying assets are considered to include “plan assets” of any such plan, account or arrangement within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, or under any applicable Similar Laws or (B) the purchase and holding of this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security by such purchaser will not constitute a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code or a similar violation under any applicable Similar Laws.

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

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual, facsimile or electronic signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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

Date:

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:  

 

Name:
Title:

Attest: ___________________

TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within mentioned Indenture.

Date:

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee

By  

 

  Authorized Officer

 

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(FORM OF REVERSE OF NOTE)

This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the “Securities”), issued and to be issued in one or more series under the Indenture, dated as of June 17, 2008 (herein called the “Base Indenture”), between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), as trustee (the “Trustee”), as amended and supplemented by the Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 17, 2022, between the Company and the Trustee (the “Supplemental Indenture”, and together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), to which Indenture and all other indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company, the holders of the Senior Indebtedness and the Holders of the Securities, and of the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. By the terms of the Indenture, the Securities are issuable in series that may vary as to amount, date of maturity, rate of interest, rank and in any other respect provided in the Indenture.

All terms used in this Security that are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Securities of this series shall be redeemable at the election of the Company in accordance with the terms of the Indenture. In particular, this Security is redeemable:

(a) in whole at any time or in part from time to time during the three-month period prior to, and including, September 1, 2032, or the three-month period prior to, and including, each subsequent Interest Reset Date, in each case at 100% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed;

(b) in whole at any time or in part from time to time prior to June 1, 2032, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal of and interest on the Securities being redeemed discounted to the redemption date (assuming the notes matured on June 1, 2032) on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate, plus 50 basis points less interest accrued to the Redemption Date;

(c) in whole, but not in part, at any time within 90 days after the occurrence of a Tax Event or a Regulatory Capital Event, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed; or

(d) in whole, but not in part, at any time within 90 days after the occurrence of a Rating Agency Event, at a redemption price equal to 102% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed.

plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date;

 

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provided that if the Securities of this series are not redeemed in whole, at least $25 million aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series remain outstanding after giving effect to such redemption.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may not redeem the Securities of this series unless all accrued and unpaid interest, including deferred interest (and compounded interest), has been paid in full on all Outstanding Securities of this series for all Interest Periods ending on or before the Redemption Date.

In the event of a redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities of this Series and of a like tenor for the unredeemed portion hereof will be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.

No sinking fund is provided for the Securities.

The Indenture contains provisions for satisfaction and discharge of the entire indebtedness of this Security upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the Company and the Trustee at any time to enter into a supplemental indenture or indentures for the purpose of modifying in any manner the rights and obligations of the Company and of the Holders of the Securities, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities to be affected by such supplemental indenture. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.

As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, if an Event of Default as set forth in the Indenture occurs, the principal amount of the Securities shall automatically become due and payable; provided that in any such case the payment of principal and interest on such Securities shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article Eleven of the Base Indenture.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

 

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As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the Securities Register, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company maintained under Section 1002 of the Base Indenture duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Securities Registrar duly executed by, the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Securities, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees. No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.

Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall have the right to treat and shall treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

The Securities are issuable only in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $2,000 and any integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the Securities are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.

THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

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ASSIGNMENT

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned assigns and transfers this

Security to:

 

 

 

 

 

(Insert assignee’s social security or tax identification number)

 

 

(Insert address and zip code of assignee)

hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing________________________________________ agent to transfer this Security on the books of the Securities Registrar. The agent may substitute another to act for him or her.

 

Dated:       Signature:
     

 

      Signature Guarantee:

(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Security)

Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Securities Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Security Transfer Agent Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Securities Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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Exhibit 4.3

 

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

TO

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

Trustee

Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture

Dated as of August 17, 2022

5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

     Page  

ARTICLE ONE DEFINITIONS

     2  

Section 1.01. Definitions

     2  

ARTICLE TWO AMENDMENTS

     5  

Section 2.01. Amendment of Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating

     5  

ARTICLE THREE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE NOTES

     5  

Section 3.01. Designation and Principal Amount

     5  

Section 3.02. Maturity

     5  

Section 3.03. Form

     6  

Section 3.04. Rate of Interest; Interest Payment Dates

     6  

Section 3.05. Deferral

     6  

Section 3.06. Events of Default

     7  

Section 3.07. Securities Registrar; Paying Agent; Place of Payment

     8  

Section 3.08. No Sinking Fund

     8  

Section 3.09. Subordination

     8  

Section 3.10. Senior Indebtedness

     9  

Section 3.11. Defeasance

     10  

ARTICLE FOUR COVENANTS

     10  

Section 4.01. Dividend and Other Payment Stoppages

     10  

ARTICLE FIVE REDEMPTION OF THE NOTES

     11  

Section 5.01. Redemption

     11  

ARTICLE SIX ORIGINAL ISSUE OF NOTES

     12  

Section 6.01. Calculation of Original Issue Discount

     12  

ARTICLE SEVEN SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURES

     12  

Section 7.01. Supplemental Indentures without Consent of Holders

     12  

Section 7.02. Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders

     13  

ARTICLE EIGHT MISCELLANEOUS

     14  

Section 8.01. Effectiveness

     14  

Section 8.02. Successors and Assigns

     14  

Section 8.03. Effect of Recitals

     14  

Section 8.04. Ratification of Indenture

     14  

Section 8.05. Tax Treatment

     14  

Section 8.06. Governing Law

     14  

Section 8.07. Severability

     14  

Section 8.08. Consequential Damages, Force Majeure and FATCA

     15  

 

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EIGHTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE

Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 17, 2022 (the “Supplemental Indenture”), between Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the “Company”), having its principal office at 751 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), a New York banking corporation, as trustee (hereinafter called the “Trustee”).

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

The Company and the Trustee executed and delivered an indenture, dated as of June 17, 2008 (the “Base Indenture”), to the Trustee to provide for the future issuance of the Company’s subordinated debt securities, to be issued from time to time in one or more series as might be determined by the Company under the Base Indenture.

Section 901(5) of the Base Indenture permits the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee, at any time and from time to time, to enter into one or more supplemental indentures, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, without the consent of any Holders, to add, change or eliminate any of the provisions of the Indenture in respect of one or more series of Securities, provided that any such addition, change or elimination (A) shall neither (i) apply to any Security of any series created prior to the execution of such supplemental indenture and entitled to the benefit of such provision nor (ii) modify the rights of the Holder of any such Security with respect to such provision or (B) shall become effective only when there is no such Security Outstanding.

Section 901(6) of the Base Indenture provides that the Company and the Trustee, without the consent of any Holder, may enter into a supplemental indenture to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 201 and 301 thereof.

Pursuant to the terms of the Base Indenture, the Company desires to provide for the establishment, authentication and issuance of a new series of its Securities, and the form and terms thereof, as hereinafter set forth.

The Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture. The Company has delivered to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel and an Officers’ Certificate pursuant to Sections 102 and 903 of the Base Indenture to the effect, among other things, that all conditions precedent provided for in the Base Indenture to the Trustee’s execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture have been complied with. All acts and things necessary have been done and performed to make this Supplemental Indenture enforceable in accordance with its terms, and the execution and delivery of this Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized in all respects.

 

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NOW, THEREFORE, THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE WITNESSETH:

ARTICLE ONE

Definitions

Section 1.01. Definitions

For all purposes of this Supplemental Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided herein or unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) the terms defined in the Base Indenture have the same meanings when used in this Supplemental Indenture unless otherwise defined herein;

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

(c) any reference to an Article, Section, other subdivision or Exhibit refers to an Article, Section or other subdivision of, or Exhibit to, this Supplemental Indenture; and

(d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.

In addition, the following terms used in this Supplemental Indenture have the following respective meanings:

Business Day” means any day other than (i) a Saturday or Sunday, (ii) a day on which banking institutions in The City of New York are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or (iii) a day on which the Corporate Trust Office is closed for business.

Capital Regulator” means the governmental agency or instrumentality, if any, that has group-wide oversight of the Company’s regulatory capital.

Company” has the meaning specified in the Recitals.

Deferral Period” means the period commencing on an Interest Payment Date with respect to which the Company defers interest pursuant to Section 3.05 and ending on the earlier of (i) the fifth anniversary of that Interest Payment Date and (ii) the next Interest Payment Date on which the Company has paid all deferred and unpaid amounts (including compounded interest on such deferred amounts) and all other accrued interest on the Notes.

Indenture” means the Base Indenture as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, and as further supplemented from time to time with respect to the Notes.

Interest Payment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.04(b).

Interest Period” means the period from and including August 17, 2022 to but excluding December 1, 2022, and each period from and including each Interest Payment Date to but excluding the next Interest Payment Date.

Maturity Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.02.

Notes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a).

 

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Pari Passu Securities” means (i) the Company’s 5.875% Fixed to Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2042, (ii) the Company’s 5.625% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2043, (iii) the Company’s 5.20% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2044, (iv) the Company’s 5.375% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2045, (v) the Company’s 4.500% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2047, (vi) the Company’s 5.700% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2048, (vii) the Company’s 3.700% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2050, (viii) the Company’s 5.125% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052, (ix) the Company’s 5.625% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2058, (x) the Company’s 4.125% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2060 and (xi) the Company’s 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052.

Parity Securities” means indebtedness of the Company that by its terms ranks in right of payment upon liquidation of the Company on a parity with the Notes, and includes the Notes and the Pari Passu Securities.

Rating Agency Event” means that any nationally recognized statistical rating organization within the meaning of Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act that then publishes a rating for the Company (a “rating agency”) amends, clarifies or changes the criteria it uses to assign equity credit to securities such as the Notes, which amendment, clarification or change results in:

(i) the shortening of the length of time the Notes are assigned a particular level of equity credit by that rating agency compared to the length of time they would have been assigned that level of equity credit by that rating agency or its predecessor on the date hereof, or

(ii) the lowering of the equity credit (including up to a lesser amount) assigned to the Notes by that rating agency compared to the equity credit assigned by that rating agency or its predecessor on the date hereof.

Regulatory Capital Event” means the Company’s good faith determination that, as a result of:

(i) any amendment to, or change in, the laws, rules or regulations of the United States or any political subdivision of or in the United States or any other governmental agency or instrumentality as may then have group-wide oversight of the Company’s regulatory capital that is enacted or becomes effective after the date hereof;

(ii) any proposed amendment to, or change in, those laws, rules or regulations that is announced or becomes effective after the date hereof; or

(iii) any official administrative decision or judicial decision or administrative action or other official pronouncement interpreting or applying those laws, rules or regulations that is announced after the date hereof,

 

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there is more than an insubstantial risk that the full principal amount of the Notes outstanding from time to time would not qualify as “Tier 2 Capital” (or a substantially similar concept) for purposes of the capital adequacy rules of any Capital Regulator to which the Company is or will be subject; provided that the proposal or adoption of any criterion:

(i) that is substantially the same as the corresponding criterion in the capital adequacy rules of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System applicable to bank holding companies as of the date hereof, or

(ii) that would result in the full principal amount of the Notes outstanding from time to time not qualifying as “Tier 2 Capital” (or a substantially similar concept) for purposes of the capital adequacy rules of the Capital Regulator solely because the Company may redeem the Notes at its option upon the occurrence of a Rating Agency Event

will not constitute a Regulatory Capital Event.

Supplemental Indenture” means this instrument as originally executed or as it from time to time may be supplemented or amended by one or more agreements supplemental hereto.

Tax Event” means the receipt by the Company of an opinion of independent counsel experienced in such matters to the effect that, as a result of any:

(i) amendment to or change (including any officially announced proposed change) in the laws or regulations of the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority of or in the United States that is enacted or effective on or after the date hereof;

(ii) official administrative decision or judicial decision or administrative action or other official pronouncement (including a private letter ruling, technical advice memorandum or other similar pronouncement) by any court, government agency or regulatory authority that reflects an amendment to, or change in, the interpretation or application of those laws or regulations that is announced on or after the date hereof; or

(iii) threatened challenge asserted in connection with an audit of the Company, or a threatened challenge asserted in writing against any taxpayer that has raised capital through the issuance of securities that are substantially similar to the Notes, which challenge is asserted against the Company or becomes publicly known on or after the date hereof,

there is more than an insubstantial increase in the risk that interest payable by the Company on the Notes is not, or within 90 days of the date of such opinion will not be, deductible by the Company, in whole or in part, for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

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ARTICLE TWO

Amendments

Section 2.01. Amendment of Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating.

The first sentence of Section 303(f) (Execution, Authentication, Delivery and Dating) of the Base Indenture is hereby deleted and replaced with the following:

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

ARTICLE THREE

General Terms and Conditions of the Notes

Section 3.01. Designation and Principal Amount

(a) Designation

Pursuant to Section 301 of the Base Indenture, there is hereby established a series of Securities of the Company designated as the 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062 (the “Notes”), the principal amount of which to be issued shall be in accordance with Section 3.01(b) and as set forth in a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of Notes pursuant to the Base Indenture, and the form and terms of which shall be as set forth hereinafter.

(b) Principal Amount; Additional Notes

Notes in an initial aggregate principal amount of $300,000,000 upon execution of this Supplemental Indenture, shall be executed by the Company and delivered to the Trustee, and the Trustee shall thereupon authenticate and deliver said Notes in accordance with a Company Order. At any time and from time to time after the date hereof, without the consent of any Holders of the Notes, the Company may execute and deliver additional Notes to the Trustee for authentication, in addition to the $300,000,000 initial aggregate principal amount previously provided for, together with a Company Order for the authentication and delivery of such additional Notes, so long as such additional Notes are fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes with the Notes issued as of the date hereof. Any additional Notes so issued shall have the same terms and conditions as the Notes issued on the date hereof in all respects, except for any difference in the issue date, issue price, interest accrued prior to the issue date of the additional Notes and first Interest Payment Date and shall be governed by this Supplemental Indenture and shall rank equally and ratably in right of payment with the Notes issued on the date of this Supplemental Indenture and, together with the Notes issued as of the date of this Supplemental Indenture, shall be treated as a single series of Notes for all purposes.

Section 3.02. Maturity

The Notes will mature on September 1, 2062 (the “Maturity Date”). If the Maturity Date is not a Business Day, payment of principal and interest to be made on the Maturity Date shall be made on the next Business Day (but no interest shall accrue as a result of such postponement).

 

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Section 3.03. Form

The Notes shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A, shall include the Trustee’s certificate of authentication in the form required by Section 205 of the Base Indenture and shall be issued in fully registered definitive form without interest coupons.

The Notes initially are issuable solely as Global Securities and shall bear the legend required by Section 204 of the Base Indenture.

The Depositary for the Notes initially shall be The Depository Trust Company (or any successor thereto).

Section 3.04. Rate of Interest; Interest Payment Dates

(a) Rate of Interest; Accrual

The Notes shall bear interest on their principal amount from and including August 17, 2022, to but excluding the Maturity Date, or any earlier Redemption Date, at the rate of 5.950% per annum, computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. Defaulted Interest and interest deferred pursuant to Section 3.05 will bear interest, to the extent permitted by law, at the rate of 5.950% per annum, computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months, from and including the relevant Interest Payment Date, compounded on each subsequent Interest Payment Date.

(b) Interest Payment Dates

Subject to Section 3.05, accrued interest on the Notes shall be payable quarterly in arrears on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning on December 1, 2022, and on the Maturity Date (each such date, an “Interest Payment Date”), or if any such day is not a Business Day, the next Business Day (but no interest will accrue as a result of that postponement), to the Holders of the Notes at the close of business on the immediately preceding February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15 (in each case, whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be.

Section 3.05. Deferral

(a) Option to Defer Interest Payments

(i) So long as no Event of Default with respect to the Notes has occurred or is continuing, the Company shall have the right, at any time and from time to time, to defer the payment of interest on the Notes for one or more consecutive Interest Periods that do not exceed five years for any single Deferral Period, provided that no Deferral Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date, any earlier accelerated maturity date arising from an Event of Default or any other earlier redemption of the Notes. If the Company has paid all deferred interest (including compounded interest thereon) on the Notes, the Company shall have the right to elect to begin a new Deferral Period pursuant to this Section 3.05(a).

 

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(ii) At the end of any Deferral Period, the Company shall pay all deferred interest (including compounded interest thereon) on the Notes to the Persons in whose names the Notes are registered in the Securities Register at the close of business on the Regular Record Date with respect to the Interest Payment Date at the end of such Deferral Period.

(b) Notice of Deferral

The Company shall give written notice of its election to commence or continue any Deferral Period to the Trustee and the Holders of the Notes at least one Business Day and not more than 60 Business Days before the next Interest Payment Date. Such notice shall be given to the Trustee and each Holder of Notes at such Holder’s address appearing in the Security Register by first-class mail, postage prepaid (or, as long as the Notes are held through DTC, such notice shall be transmitted in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC).

Section 3.06. Events of Default

(a) Clauses (1) through (4) of Section 501 of the Base Indenture shall not apply to the Notes. Clauses (5) and (6) of Section 501 of the Base Indenture shall apply to the Notes.

(b) If an Event of Default specified in Clause (5) or (6) of Section 501 of the Base Indenture occurs, the principal amount of all the Notes shall automatically, and without any declaration or other action on the part of the Trustee or any Holder, become immediately due and payable.

(c) The Trustee shall provide to the Holders of the Notes notice of any Event of Default or default with respect to the Notes within 90 days after the actual knowledge of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of such Event of Default or default. However, except in the case of a default in payment on the Notes, the Trustee will be protected in withholding the notice if one of its Responsible Officers determines that withholding of the notice is in the interest of such Holders.

(d) The Trustee shall have no right or obligation under the Indenture or otherwise to exercise any remedies on behalf of any Holders of the Notes pursuant to the Indenture in connection with any default, unless such remedies are available under the Indenture and the Trustee is directed to exercise such remedies pursuant to and subject to the conditions of Section 512 of the Base Indenture, provided, however, that this provision shall not affect the rights of the Trustee with respect to any Events of Default as set forth in Section 3.06(b) that may occur with respect to the Notes. In connection with any such exercise of remedies the Trustee shall be entitled to the same immunities and protections and remedial rights (other than acceleration) as if such default were an Event of Default.

 

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(e) For purposes of this Section 3.06, the term “default” means any of the following events:

(i) default in the payment of interest, including compounded interest, in full on any Notes for a period of 30 days after the conclusion of a five-year period following the commencement of any Deferral Period if such Deferral Period has not ended prior to the conclusion of such five-year period;

(ii) default in the payment of principal of or premium, if any, on the Notes when due; or

(iii) default in the observance or performance of any covenant or agreement contained in the Indenture or the Notes.

Section 3.07. Securities Registrar; Paying Agent; Place of Payment

The Company appoints the Trustee as Securities Registrar and Paying Agent with respect to the Notes. The Place of Payment for the Notes will be as specified in the Notes.

Section 3.08. No Sinking Fund

The Notes shall not be subject to Article Thirteen of the Base Indenture.

Section 3.09. Subordination

The subordination provisions of Article Eleven of the Base Indenture shall apply to the Notes, except that solely for purposes of the Notes, Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be amended as follows:

(a) Clauses (a) and (b) of Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced with the following:

“(a) (1) In the event and during the continuation of any default in the payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest on any Senior Indebtedness beyond any applicable grace period with respect thereto, (2) in the event that any event of default with respect to any Senior Indebtedness shall have occurred and be continuing, permitting the direct holders of that Senior Indebtedness (or a trustee on behalf of the holders thereof) to accelerate maturity of that Senior Indebtedness, whether or not the maturity is in fact accelerated (unless, in the case of either subclause (1) or (2) of this clause (a), the payment default or event of default has been cured or waived or ceased to exist and any related acceleration has been rescinded), or (3) in the event that any judicial proceeding shall be pending with respect to a payment default or event of default described in subclause (1) or (2) of this clause (a), no payment or distribution of any kind or character, whether in cash, securities or other property, shall be made by the Company on account of the principal of or interest on the Notes unless and until all amounts then due and payable in respect of such Senior Indebtedness, including any interest accrued after such event occurs, shall have been paid in full.”

 

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(b) Clause “(c)” of Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be renumbered clause “(b)”; and

(c) Clause “(d)” of Section 1103 of the Base Indenture shall be renumbered clause “(c)”.

Section 3.10. Senior Indebtedness

Solely for the purposes of the Notes, the definition of “Senior Indebtedness” in Section 101 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced by the following:

Senior Indebtedness” means the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on and any other payment due pursuant to any of the following, whether Incurred on or prior to the date hereof or hereafter Incurred:

(i) all obligations of the Company (other than obligations pursuant to the Indenture, including the Notes) for money borrowed;

(ii) all obligations of the Company evidenced by securities, notes, debentures, bonds or other similar instruments (other than securities issued under the Indenture, including the Notes), including obligations Incurred in connection with the acquisition of property, assets or businesses;

(iii) all capital lease obligations of the Company;

(iv) all reimbursement obligations of the Company with respect to letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances or similar facilities issued for the account of the Company;

(v) all obligations of the Company issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services, including all obligations under master lease transactions pursuant to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries have agreed to be treated as owner of the subject property for U.S. federal income tax purposes;

(vi) all payment obligations of the Company under interest rate swap or similar agreements or foreign currency hedge, exchange or similar agreements at the time of determination, including any such obligations Incurred by the Company solely to act as a hedge against increases in interest rates that may occur under the terms of other outstanding variable or floating rate indebtedness of the Company; and

(vii) all obligations of the type referred to in clauses (i) through (vi) above of another Person and all dividends of another Person the payment of which, in either case, the Company has assumed or guaranteed or for which the Company is responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, jointly or severally, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise;

provided, however, that “Senior Indebtedness” shall not include: (1) obligations to trade creditors created or assumed by the Company in the ordinary course of business, (2) indebtedness that is by its terms subordinate, or not superior, in right of payment to the Notes or (3) the Pari Passu Securities.

 

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Section 3.11. Defeasance

The provisions of Section 1402 of the Base Indenture (relating to discharge of the Indenture) shall apply to the Notes. For purposes of Section 1404(2) of the Base Indenture as applicable to the Notes, the Opinion of Counsel referred to therein shall be an independent counsel satisfactory to the Trustee, and the words “gain or loss” in the eighth line of Section 1404(2) shall be replaced by the words “income, gain or loss”.

ARTICLE FOUR

Covenants

Section 4.01. Dividend and Other Payment Stoppages

So long as any Notes remain outstanding, (a) if the Company has given notice of its election to defer interest payments on the Notes but the related Deferral Period has not yet commenced, or (b) a Deferral Period is continuing, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to:

(i) declare or pay any dividends or other distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any shares of capital stock of the Company;

(ii) make any payment of principal of, or interest or premium, if any, on, or repay, purchase or redeem any of the Company’s debt securities that rank upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with or junior to the Notes; or

(iii) make any guarantee payments regarding any guarantee issued by the Company of securities of any Subsidiary if the guarantee ranks upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with or junior to the Notes;

provided, however, the restrictions in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above do not apply to:

(A) any purchase, redemption or other acquisition of shares of its capital stock by the Company in connection with:

(1) any employment contract, benefit plan or other similar arrangement with or for the benefit of any one or more of its employees, officers, directors, consultants or independent contractors;

(2) the satisfaction of the Company’s obligations pursuant to any contract entered into prior to the beginning of the applicable Deferral Period;

(3) a dividend reinvestment or shareholder purchase plan; or

(4) the issuance of shares of the Company’s capital stock, or securities convertible into or exercisable for such capital stock, as consideration in an acquisition transaction, the definitive agreement for which is entered into prior to the applicable Deferral Period;

 

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(B) any exchange, redemption or conversion of any class or series of the Company’s capital stock, or shares of the capital stock of one of its Subsidiaries, for any other class or series of the Company’s capital stock, or of any class or series of the Company’s indebtedness for any class or series of the Company’s capital stock;

(C) any purchase of fractional interests in shares of the Company’s capital stock pursuant to the conversion or exchange provisions of such shares or the securities being converted or exchanged;

(D) any declaration of a dividend in connection with any shareholder rights plan, or the issuance of rights, stock or other property under any shareholder rights plan, or the redemption or purchase of rights pursuant thereto; or

(E) any dividend in the form of stock, warrants, options or other rights where the dividend stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants, options or other rights is the same stock as that on which the dividend is being paid or ranks equally with or junior to such stock; or

(F) (i) any payment of current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that is made pro rata to the amounts due on such Parity Securities (including the Notes) and (ii) any payments of principal or current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that, if not made, would cause the Company to breach the terms of the instrument governing such Parity Securities.

For the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no terms of the Notes will restrict in any manner the ability of any of the Subsidiaries to pay dividends or make any distributions to the Company or to any other Subsidiaries.

ARTICLE FIVE

Redemption of the Notes

Section 5.01. Redemption

(a) The Notes shall be redeemable in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article Twelve of the Base Indenture:

(i) in whole at any time or in part from time to time on or after September 1, 2027, at 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date, provided that no partial redemption shall be effected unless at least $25 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes, excluding any Notes held by the Company or any of its Affiliates, shall remain outstanding after giving effect to such redemption;

(ii) in whole, but not in part, at any time prior to September 1, 2027, within 90 days after the occurrence of a Tax Event or a Regulatory Capital Event at 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date; or

 

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(iii) in whole, but not in part, at any time prior to September 1, 2027, within 90 days after the occurrence of a Rating Agency Event at 102% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date;

provided, in each case, that all accrued and unpaid interest, including deferred interest (and compounded interest) shall have been paid in full on all Outstanding Notes for all Interest Periods ending on or before the Redemption Date. In the event the Notes are treated as “Tier 2 capital” (or a substantially similar concept) under the capital rules of any Capital Regulator applicable to the Company, any redemption of the Notes shall be subject to the Company’s receipt of any required prior approval from such Capital Regulator and to the satisfaction of any conditions set forth in those capital rules or any other applicable regulations of any other Capital Regulator that are or will be applicable to the Company’s redemption of the Notes.

(b) In the case of a partial redemption, selection of the Notes for redemption shall be made pro rata, by lot or by such other method as the Trustee in its sole discretion deems appropriate and fair; provided that for so long as the notes are held by DTC (or another depositary), selection of the notes for redemption shall be done in accordance with the policies and procedures of the depositary. No Notes of a principal amount of $1,000 or less shall be redeemed in part. If any Note is to be redeemed in part only, the notice of redemption that relates to the Note shall state the portion of the principal amount of the Note to be redeemed. A new Note in a principal amount equal to the unredeemed portion of the Note shall be issued in the name of the holder of the Note upon surrender for cancellation of the original Note.

(c) In no event, shall the Trustee be responsible for monitoring the ratings of the Notes or the occurrence of any Rating Agency Event.

ARTICLE SIX

Original Issue of Notes

Section 6.01. Calculation of Original Issue Discount

If during any calendar year any original issue discount shall have accrued on the Notes, the Company shall file with each Paying Agent (including the Trustee if it is a Paying Agent) promptly at the end of each calendar year (a) a written notice specifying the amount of original issue discount (including daily rates and accrual periods) accrued on Outstanding Notes as of the end of such year and (b) such other specific information relating to such original issue discount as may then be relevant under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, or Treasury Regulations enacted thereunder, or other administrative or judicial guidance.

ARTICLE SEVEN

Supplemental Indentures

Section 7.01. Supplemental Indentures without Consent of Holders

Solely for purposes of the Notes, Section 901 of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced with the following:

“Section 901. 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 supplement or amend the Indenture for any of the following purposes:

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

 

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(2) to add to or modify the covenants of the Company for the benefit of the Holders of Notes or to surrender any right or power herein conferred upon the Company (including the Company’s surrendering, without limitation, of any redemption right, including the Company’s right to redeem the Notes upon the occurrence of the Rating Agency Event); provided that no such amendment or modification may add Events of Default or acceleration events with respect to the Notes; or

(3) to evidence and provide for the acceptance of appointment hereunder by a successor Trustee with respect to the Notes; or

(4) to cure any ambiguity, to correct or supplement any provision herein which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provision herein or in any supplemental indenture, or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under this Indenture, provided such action shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of Notes in any material respect; or

(5) to make any changes to the Indenture in order to conform the Indenture to the final prospectus supplement provided to investors in connection with the offering of the Notes.”

Section 7.02. Supplemental Indentures with Consent of Holders

Solely for purposes of the Notes, clauses (1) through (3) of Section 902(a) of the Base Indenture shall be deleted and replaced with the following clauses (1) through (6):

“(1) change the Stated Maturity of any payment of principal of or interest (including any additional interest) on the Notes;

(2) change the manner of calculating payments due on the Notes in a manner adverse to Holders;

(3) reduce the requirements contained in the Indenture for quorum or voting;

(4) change the Place of Payment for any payment on the Notes that is adverse to the Holders or change the currency in which any payment on the Notes is payable;

(5) impair the right of any Holder to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment on the Notes;

(6) reduce the percentage in principal amount of Outstanding Notes, 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 the Indenture or certain defaults hereunder and their consequences;

 

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(7) reduce the principal amount of, the rate of interest on or any premium payable upon the redemption of the Notes; or

(8) modify any of the provisions of this Section.”

ARTICLE EIGHT

Miscellaneous

Section 8.01. Effectiveness

This Supplemental Indenture will become effective upon its execution and delivery.

Section 8.02. Successors and Assigns

All covenants and agreements in the Base Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this Supplemental Indenture, by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

Section 8.03. Effect of Recitals

The recitals contained herein and in the Notes, except the Trustee’s certificates of authentication, shall be taken as the statements of the Company, and the Trustee does not assume any responsibility for their correctness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture or of the Notes. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by the Company of the Notes or the proceeds thereof.

Section 8.04. Ratification of Indenture

The Base Indenture, as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, is in all respects ratified and confirmed, and this Supplemental Indenture shall be deemed part of the Base Indenture in the manner and to the extent herein and therein provided.

Section 8.05. Tax Treatment

The Company and, by acceptance of the Notes or a beneficial interest in the Notes, each Holder and beneficial owner of a Note agree to treat the Notes as indebtedness for United States federal income tax purposes.

Section 8.06. Governing Law

This Supplemental Indenture and the Notes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

Section 8.07. Severability

If any provision of the Base Indenture, as supplemented and amended by this Supplemental Indenture, shall be held or deemed to be or shall, in fact, be illegal, inoperative or unenforceable, the same shall not affect any other provision or provisions herein contained or render the same invalid, inoperative or unenforceable to any extent whatever.

 

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Section 8.08. Consequential Damages, Force Majeure and FATCA

(a) In no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for special, indirect, or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever (including, but not limited to, loss of profit) irrespective of whether the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action.

(b) In no event shall the Trustee be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of God, and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software and hardware) services, so long as the Trustee maintains and updates from time to time business continuation and disaster recovery procedures that it determines meet the standards of the industry; it being understood that the Trustee shall use reasonable efforts which are consistent with accepted practices in the banking industry to resume performance as soon as practicable under the circumstances.

(c) The Company agrees (i) to provide the Trustee with such reasonable information as it has in its possession and that is specifically requested by the Trustee to enable the Trustee to determine whether any payments pursuant to this Supplemental Indenture are subject to the withholding requirements described in Section 1471(b) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) or otherwise imposed pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code and any regulations, or agreements thereunder or official interpretations thereof (“Applicable Law”), and (ii) that the Trustee shall be entitled to make any withholding or deduction from payments under this Supplemental Indenture to the extent necessary to comply with Applicable Law, for which the Trustee shall not have any liability.

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This instrument may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:  

/s/ Meha Jain

Name:   Meha Jain
Title:   Assistant Treasurer

[Signature Page to Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture]


THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee

By:  

/s/ Stacey B. Poindexter

Name: Stacey B. Poindexter
Title:   Vice President

[Signature Page to Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture]


EXHIBIT A

FORM OF NOTE

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITARY OR A NOMINEE THEREOF. THIS SECURITY MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR A SECURITY REGISTERED, AND NO TRANSFER OF THIS SECURITY 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, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), 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 INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

 

No.    Principal Amount: $                        
Issue Date: August 17, 2022    CUSIP: 744320 870

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.

5.950% JUNIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2062

Prudential Financial, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Jersey (hereinafter called the “Company”, which term includes any successor corporation under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to                     or registered assigns, the principal sum of                     dollars ($        ) on September 1, 2062 (the “Maturity Date”), or if such day is not a Business Day (as defined below), the following Business Day and no interest will accrue as a result of the postponement.

The Company further promises to pay interest on said principal sum from and including August 17, 2022, to but excluding the Maturity Date at the annual rate of 5.950%, (computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) quarterly in arrears on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning on December 1, 2022 (each, an “Interest Payment Date”), subject to deferral as set forth herein. In the event that any Interest Payment Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the interest payment due on that date will be postponed to the next day that is a Business Day, and no interest will accrue as a result of that postponement. A “Business Day” shall mean any day other than (i) a Saturday or Sunday, (ii) a day on which banking institutions in The City of New York

 

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are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed or (iii) a day on which the Corporate Trust Office is closed for business. Defaulted Interest and interest deferred pursuant to said Indenture will bear additional interest to the extent permitted by law, at the rate of 5.950% per annum (computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), from and including the relevant Interest Payment Date, compounded on each subsequent Interest Payment Date.

The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date, as provided in said Indenture, will be paid to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15 (in each case, whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, immediately preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid, in the case of deferred interest, as provided in the following paragraph, and otherwise to the Person in whose name this Security (or one or more Predecessor Securities) is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Securities of this series not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities of this series may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

So long as no Event of Default with respect to this Security has occurred or is continuing, the Company shall have the right at any time during the term of this Security to defer payment of interest on this Security for one or more consecutive Interest Periods that do not exceed five years for any single Deferral Period, during which the Company shall have the right to make partial payments of interest on any Interest Payment Date, and at the end of which the Company shall pay all interest then accrued and unpaid; provided, however, that no Deferral Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date or the earlier accelerated maturity date arising from an Event of Default or redemption of this Security. Upon the termination of any Deferral Period and upon the payment of all deferred interest then due, the Company may elect to begin a new Deferral Period, subject to the above requirements.

So long as any Securities of this series remain outstanding, if the Company has given notice of its election to defer interest payments on the Securities but the related Deferral Period has not yet commenced or a Deferral Period is continuing, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to, (i) declare or pay any dividends or other distributions on, or redeem, purchase, acquire or make a liquidation payment with respect to, any shares of the Company’s capital stock, (ii) make any payment of principal of, or interest or premium, if any, on or repay, purchase or redeem any debt securities of the Company that rank upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with this Security (including (i) the Company’s 5.875% Fixed to Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2042, (ii) the Company’s 5.625% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2043, (iii) the Company’s 5.20% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2044, (iv) the Company’s 5.375% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2045, (v) the Company’s 4.500% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2047, (vi) the Company’s 5.700% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior

 

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Subordinated Notes due 2048, (vii) the Company’s 3.700% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2050, (viii) the Company’s 5.125% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052, (ix) the Company’s 5.625% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2058, (x) the Company’s 4.125% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2060 and (xi) the Company’s 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052, the “Pari Passu Securities”) or junior to this Security or (iii) make any guarantee payments regarding any guarantee issued by the Company of securities of any Subsidiary if the guarantee ranks upon the Company’s liquidation on a parity with or junior to this Security (other than (a) any purchase, redemption or other acquisition of shares of its capital stock in connection with (1) any employment contract, benefit plan or other similar arrangement with or for the benefit of any one or more of its employees, officers, directors, consultants or independent contractors, (2) the satisfaction of the Company’s obligations pursuant to any contract entered into prior to the beginning of the applicable Deferral Period, (3) a dividend reinvestment or shareholder purchase plan, or (4) the issuance of shares of the Company’s capital stock, or securities convertible into or exercisable for such shares, as consideration in an acquisition transaction entered into prior to the applicable Deferral Period, (b) any exchange, redemption or conversion of any class or series of the Company’s capital stock, or the capital stock of one of its Subsidiaries, for any other class or series of its capital stock, or of any class or series of its indebtedness for any class or series of its capital stock, (c) any purchase of fractional interests in shares of the Company’s capital stock pursuant to the conversion or exchange provisions of such shares or the securities being converted or exchanged, (d) any declaration of a dividend in connection with any shareholder rights plan, or the issuance of rights, stock or other property under any shareholder rights plan, or the redemption or purchase of rights pursuant thereto, (e) any dividend in the form of stock, warrants, options or other rights where the dividend stock or stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants, options or other rights is the same stock as that on which the dividend is being paid or ranks equally with or junior to such stock, or (f) (1) any payment of current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that is made pro rata to the amounts due on such Parity Securities (including the Notes), and (2) any payments of principal or current or deferred interest on Parity Securities that, if not made, would cause the Company to breach the terms of the instrument governing such Parity Securities).

The Company shall give written notice of its election to commence or continue any Deferral Period to the Trustee and the Holders of all Securities of this series then Outstanding at least one Business Day and not more than 60 Business Days before the next Interest Payment Date. Such notice shall be given to the Trustee and the Holder of this Security at such Holder’s address appearing in the Security Register by first-class mail, postage prepaid (or, as long as the Notes are held through DTC, such notice shall be transmitted in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC).

Payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security will be made at the paying agency office or agency of the Company maintained for that purpose in the United States, 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; provided, however, that, at the option of the Company, payment of interest may be made (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Securities Register or (ii) by wire transfer in immediately available funds at such place and to such bank account number as may be designated by the Person entitled thereto as specified in the Securities Register in writing not less than ten days before the relevant Interest Payment Date.

 

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The indebtedness evidenced by this Security is, to the extent provided in the Indenture, subordinate and junior in right of payment to the prior payment in full of all Senior Indebtedness, and this Security is issued subject to the provisions of the Indenture with respect thereto. Each Holder of this Security, by accepting the same, (a) agrees to and shall be bound by such provisions, (b) authorizes and directs the Trustee on such Holder’s behalf to take such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the subordination so provided and (c) appoints the Trustee such Holder’s attorney-in-fact for any and all such purposes. Each Holder hereof, by such Holder’s acceptance hereof, waives all notice of the acceptance of the subordination provisions contained herein and in the Indenture by each holder of Senior Indebtedness, whether now outstanding or hereafter incurred, and waives reliance by each such holder upon said provisions.

The Company and, by acceptance of this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security, each Holder and beneficial owner of this Security agree to treat this Security as indebtedness for United States federal income tax purposes.

By acceptance of this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security, each Holder hereof and any person acquiring a beneficial interest herein, agree that either (A) no portion of the assets used by such purchaser to acquire and hold this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security constitutes assets of any (i) “employee benefit plan” subject to Title I of the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), (ii) any plan, individual retirement accounts and other arrangement subject to Section 4975 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), (iii) any other retirement arrangement that is subject to provisions under any federal, state, local, non-U.S. or other laws or regulations that are similar to such provisions of ERISA or the Code (collectively, “Similar Laws”), and (iv) entities and accounts whose underlying assets are considered to include “plan assets” of any such plan, account or arrangement within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, or under any applicable Similar Laws or (B) the purchase and holding of this Security or a beneficial interest in this Security by such purchaser will not constitute a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code or a similar violation under any applicable Similar Laws.

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

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual, facsimile or electronic signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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

Date:

 

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.
By:    
Name:
Title:

Attest: ___________________

TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within mentioned Indenture.

Date:

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee

By    
  Authorized Officer

 

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(FORM OF REVERSE OF NOTE)

This Security is one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the “Securities”), issued and to be issued in one or more series under the Indenture, dated as of June 17, 2008 (herein called the “Base Indenture”), between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly known as The Bank of New York), as trustee (the “Trustee”), as amended and supplemented by the Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 17, 2022, between the Company and the Trustee (the “Supplemental Indenture”, and together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), to which Indenture and all other indentures supplemental thereto reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, the Company, the holders of the Senior Indebtedness and the Holders of the Securities, and of the terms upon which the Securities are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. By the terms of the Indenture, the Securities are issuable in series that may vary as to amount, date of maturity, rate of interest, rank and in any other respect provided in the Indenture.

All terms used in this Security that are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Securities of this series shall be redeemable at the election of the Company in accordance with the terms of the Indenture. In particular, this Security is redeemable:

(a) in whole at any time or in part from time to time on or after September 1, 2027, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date, provided that if the Securities of this series are not redeemed in whole, at least $25 million aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of this series remain outstanding after giving effect to such redemption;

(b) in whole, but not in part, at any time prior to September 1, 2027, within 90 days after the occurrence of a Tax Event or a Regulatory Capital Event, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date; or

(c) in whole, but not in part, at any time prior to September 1, 2027, within 90 days after the occurrence of a Rating Agency Event, at a redemption price equal to 102% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may not redeem the Securities of this series unless all accrued and unpaid interest, including deferred interest (and compounded interest), has been paid in full on all Outstanding Securities of this series for all Interest Periods ending on or before the Redemption Date.

In the event of a redemption of this Security in part only, a new Security or Securities of this Series and of a like tenor for the unredeemed portion hereof will be issued in the name of the Holder hereof upon the cancellation hereof.

 

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No sinking fund is provided for the Securities.

The Indenture contains provisions for satisfaction and discharge of the entire indebtedness of this Security upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the Company and the Trustee at any time to enter into a supplemental indenture or indentures for the purpose of modifying in any manner the rights and obligations of the Company and of the Holders of the Securities, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities to be affected by such supplemental indenture. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.

As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, if an Event of Default as set forth in the Indenture occurs, the principal amount of the Securities shall automatically become due and payable; provided that in any such case the payment of principal and interest on such Securities shall remain subordinated to the extent provided in Article Eleven of the Base Indenture.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the Securities Register, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company maintained under Section 1002 of the Base Indenture duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Securities Registrar duly executed by, the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Securities, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees. No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.

Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee shall have the right to treat and shall treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

 

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The Securities are issuable only in registered form without coupons in minimum denominations of $25 and any integral multiples thereof. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the Securities are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.

THIS SECURITY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

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ASSIGNMENT

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned assigns and transfers this

Security to:

 

 

 

 

 

(Insert assignee’s social security or tax identification number)

 

 

(Insert address and zip code of assignee)

hereby irrevocably constituting and appointing________________________________________ agent to transfer this Security on the books of the Securities Registrar. The agent may substitute another to act for him or her.

 

Dated:       Signature:
     

 

      Signature Guarantee:

(Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Security)

Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Securities Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Security Transfer Agent Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Securities Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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Exhibit 5.1

 

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August 17, 2022                            

Prudential Financial, Inc.

751 Broad Street    

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Ladies and Gentlemen:

As Vice President and Corporate Counsel of The Prudential Insurance Company of America, I am familiar with the arrangements whereby Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the “Company”), has been authorized to issue and sell $1,200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052 and $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062 (together, the “Notes”), pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253713) (the “Registration Statement”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes are being issued under the Company’s Subordinated Debt Securities Indenture (as amended and supplemented, the “Indenture”), dated as of June 17, 2008, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee (the “Trustee”).

I have examined or caused to be examined under my direction certificates of public officials, and copies, certified or otherwise identified to my satisfaction, of such corporate documents and records of the Company, and such other records, certificates, documents and other instruments, as I have deemed relevant and necessary or appropriate as a basis for this opinion. In addition, I have consulted with certain attorneys in the Company’s Law Department and have relied, to the extent I deemed such reliance proper, upon certificates of officers of the Company with respect to the accuracy of material factual matters that were not independently established.

Upon the basis of such examination, I advise you that, in my opinion, the Notes have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).

The foregoing opinion is limited to the Business Corporation Act, as amended, of the State of New Jersey and the laws of the State of New York, and I am expressing no opinion as to the effect of the laws of any other jurisdiction.


Prudential Financial, Inc.

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As to certain factual matters, I have relied upon certificates of officers of the Company and its subsidiaries and certificates of public officials and other sources believed by me to be responsible; and I have assumed that the Indenture has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Trustee, that the Notes conform to the specimen thereof examined by me, that the Trustee’s certificates of authentication of the Notes have been manually signed by one of the Trustee’s authorized officers, that the Notes have been delivered against payment as contemplated in the Registration Statement and that the signatures on all documents examined by me (or members of the Company’s Law Department) are genuine (assumptions that I have not independently verified).

In rendering the foregoing opinion, I am not passing upon, and assume no responsibility for, any disclosure in the Registration Statement or any related prospectus or other offering material relating to the offer and sale of the Notes.

I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K. In giving such consent, I do not thereby admit that I am in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act.


Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Very truly yours,
/s/ John M. Cafiero
John M. Cafiero

[Signature Page to the Exhibit 5 Opinion of the Company]

Exhibit 8.1

 

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787 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019-6099

Tel: 212 728 8000

Fax: 212 728 8111

August 17, 2022

Prudential Financial, Inc.

751 Broad Street

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (“Prudential”), in connection with the issuance and sale of $1,200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Prudential’s 6.000% Fixed-to-Fixed Reset Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2052 (the “Notes”), as described in the prospectus supplement, dated August 8, 2022 (the “Prospectus Supplement”), to the prospectus included in the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253713) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), dated March 1, 2021.

We hereby confirm to you our opinion as set forth under the heading “Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” in the Prospectus Supplement, subject to the limitations set forth therein. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to Prudential’s Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed in connection with the issuance and sale of the Notes, and to the reference to us under the heading “Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” in the Prospectus Supplement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act.

 

Very truly yours,
/s/ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

BRUSSELS CHICAGO FRANKFURT HOUSTON LONDON LOS ANGELES MILAN

NEW YORK PALO ALTO PARIS ROME SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON

Exhibit 8.2

 

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787 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019-6099

Tel: 212 728 8000

Fax: 212 728 8111

August 17, 2022

Prudential Financial, Inc.

751 Broad Street

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to Prudential Financial, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (“Prudential”), in connection with the issuance and sale of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Prudential’s 5.950% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2062 (the “Notes”), as described in the prospectus supplement, dated August 9, 2022 (the “Prospectus Supplement”), to the prospectus included in the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253713) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), dated March 1, 2021.

We hereby confirm to you our opinion as set forth under the heading “Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” in the Prospectus Supplement, subject to the limitations set forth therein. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to Prudential’s Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed in connection with the issuance and sale of the Notes, and to the reference to us under the heading “Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” in the Prospectus Supplement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act.

 

Very truly yours,
/s/ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

BRUSSELS CHICAGO FRANKFURT HOUSTON LONDON LOS ANGELES MILAN

NEW YORK PALO ALTO PARIS ROME SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON



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