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BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC
COMPUTERSHARE TRUST COMPANY OF CANADA
SIXTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
supplementing the Indenture dated as of July 3, 2018
providing for the issue of
4.00% Medium Term Notes (unsecured), Series 6, due SEPTEMBER 30, 2026
|1.1||To Be Read With Indenture||1|
|1.2||Sixth Supplemental Indenture||1|
|ISSUE OF THE NOTEs||8|
|2.2||Limit of Aggregate Principal Amount||8|
|2.5||Form of Notes||9|
|2.6||Execution of Notes||9|
|2.8||Additional Events of Default||10|
|iNTEREST, PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND REDEMPTION AND REPURCHASE||10|
|3.2||Payment of Interest||10|
|3.3||Payment of Principal and Other Amounts||11|
|3.4||Redemptions and Repurchases||11|
|3.5||Location of Registers||11|
|CHANGE OF CONTROL||12|
|4.1||Redemption upon a Change of Control||12|
|5.1||Limitations on Indebtedness||13|
|5.2||Limitation on Liens||13|
|6.1||Acceptance of Trust||13|
|6.2||U.S. Securities Laws.||13|
|6.3||Confirmation of Indenture||13|
|6.5||Use of Proceeds||13|
THIS SIXTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE dated as of the 12th day of October, 2021
BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC, an unlimited liability company formed under the laws of Alberta (the "Issuer")
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COMPUTERSHARE TRUST COMPANY OF CANADA, a trust company organized under the laws of Canada (the "Trustee")
WHEREAS the Issuer entered into an indenture (the "Indenture") dated as of July 3, 2018 which provided for the issuance of one or more Series of unsecured notes of the Issuer by way of Supplemental Indentures;
AND WHEREAS this Sixth Supplemental Indenture is entered into for the purpose of providing for the creation and issuance of a sixth series of 4.00% Notes due 2026 to be designated "4.00% Medium Term Notes (unsecured), Series 6, due September 30, 2026" (herein called the "Notes") pursuant to the Indenture and establishing the terms, provisions and conditions of the Notes;
AND WHEREAS this Sixth Supplemental Indenture is executed pursuant to all necessary authorizations and resolutions of the Issuer;
AND WHEREAS the foregoing recitals are made as representations and statements of fact by the Issuer and not by the Trustee;
NOW THEREFORE THIS SIXTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE WITNESSES and it is hereby covenanted, agreed and declared as follows:
|1.1||To Be Read With Indenture|
This Sixth Supplemental Indenture is a Supplemental Indenture within the meaning of the Indenture. The Indenture and this Sixth Supplemental Indenture shall be read together and shall have effect so far as practicable as though all the provisions of both indentures were contained in one instrument.
|1.2||Sixth Supplemental Indenture|
The terms "this Sixth Supplemental Indenture", "this indenture", "herein", "hereof", "hereby", "hereunder", and similar expressions, unless the context otherwise specifies or requires, refer to the Indenture as supplemented by this Sixth Supplemental Indenture and not to any particular Article, Section, subsection or clause or other portion thereof, and include every instrument supplemental or ancillary to this Sixth Supplemental Indenture.
All terms which are defined in the Indenture and used but not defined in this Sixth Supplemental Indenture shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Indenture, as such meanings may be amended by this Sixth Supplemental Indenture. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms in the Indenture and this Sixth Supplemental Indenture, the terms in this Sixth Supplemental Indenture shall prevail in respect of the Notes.
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"Applicable Spread" means 71.5 basis points;
"BAM" means Brookfield Asset Management Inc.;
"BPY" means Brookfield Property Partners L.P.;
"Canada Yield Price" means a price equal to the price of the Notes (or the portion thereof to be redeemed) calculated to provide a yield thereon to the date that is one month prior to the Maturity Date of such Notes equal to the sum of the Government of Canada Yield calculated at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time) on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date plus the Applicable Spread;
"Capital Lease Obligation" of any Person means the obligation to pay rent or other payment amounts under a lease of (or other Indebtedness arrangements conveying the right to use) real or personal property of such Person which is required to be classified and accounted for as a capital lease or a liability on the face of a balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP from time to time and which has a term to maturity of at least 18 months. The maturity of such obligation shall be the date of the last payment of rent or any other amount due under such lease prior to the first date upon which such lease may be terminated by the lessee without payment of a penalty;
"Change of Control" means (i) the sale of all or substantially all of the Issuer's or the Guarantors' assets, other than any such sale to any one or more of the Issuer, Guarantors or BAM, and/or any Subsidiary of any of the Issuer, Guarantors or BAM, or any of their respective successors, or (ii) the consummation of any transaction including, without limitation, any merger, amalgamation, arrangement or consolidation the result of which is that any Person or group of Persons acting jointly and in concert, other than BAM and/or one or more Affiliates of BAM (or any of their respective successors), becomes the owner (directly or indirectly) of more than 50% of all issued and outstanding Voting Stock of the Issuer or the general partner of BPY, measured by voting power rather than number of shares;
"Change of Control Offer" has the meaning attributed to such term in Section 4.1.1 hereto;
"Change of Control Payment" has the meaning attributed to such term in Section 4.1.1 hereto;
"Change of Control Payment Date" has the meaning attributed to such term in Section 4.1.2 hereto;
"Change of Control Triggering Event" means the occurrence of both a Change of Control and a Rating Event;
"DBRS" means DBRS Limited;
"Deposits" means all intercompany deposits, advances of funds and payables;
"Financial Instrument Obligations" of any Person, means, at any time with respect to such Person, obligations for transactions arising under:
|(a)||any interest swap agreement, forward rate agreement, floor, cap or collar agreement, futures or options, insurance or other similar agreement or arrangement, or any combination thereof, entered into or guaranteed by such Person where the subject matter of the same is interest rates or the price, value or amount payable thereunder is dependent or based upon the interest rates or fluctuations in interest rates in effect from time to time (but, for certainty, shall exclude conventional floating rate debt);|
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|(b)||any currency swap agreement, cross-currency agreement, forward agreement, floor, cap or collar agreement, futures or options, insurance or other similar agreement or arrangement, or any combination thereof, entered into or guaranteed by such Person where the subject matter of the same is currency exchange rates or the price, value or amount payable thereunder is dependent or based upon currency exchange rates or fluctuations in currency exchange rates in effect from time to time; and|
|(c)||any agreement, whether financial or physical, for the purchase, sale, exchange, making or taking of any commodity (including natural gas, oil, electricity, coal, emission credits or other energy products), any commodity swap agreement, floor, cap or collar agreement or commodity future or option or other similar agreements or arrangements, or any combination thereof, entered into or guaranteed by such Person where the subject matter of the same is any commodity or the price, value or amount payable thereunder is dependent or based upon the price of any commodity or fluctuations in the price of any commodity in effect from time to time,|
to the extent of the net amount due or accruing due thereunder at such time (determined by marking-to-market the same in accordance with their terms);
"Funded Indebtedness" means, with respect to any Person, the consolidated Indebtedness of such Person determined in accordance with GAAP but excludes (i) any Indebtedness of such Person that, on the date of issue or assumption of liability, has a term to maturity (including any right of extension or renewal) of 18 months or less, (ii) Inter-Company Indebtedness of such Person, and (iii) Qualifying Subordinated Indebtedness of such Person;
"Global Note" means a Note that evidences all or part of the Notes in the form set out in Schedule 1 hereto;
"Government of Canada Yield" means, on any date and with respect to any Notes, the yield to maturity on such date, compounded semi-annually, which an assumed new issue of a non-callable Government of Canada bond denominated in Canadian dollars would carry if issued in Canada at 100% of its principal amount on such date, with a term to maturity as nearly as possible equal to the remaining term to the date that is one month prior to the Maturity Date of such Notes. The Government of Canada Yield will be the average (rounded to three decimal points) of the bid-side yields provided by the Investment Dealers in accordance with the terms of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture;
"IIROC" means the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada;
"Indebtedness" of any Person means (without duplication), whether recourse is to all or a portion of the assets of such Person and whether or not contingent, obligations treated in accordance with GAAP from time to time as indebtedness, including: (i) every obligation of such Person for money borrowed; (ii) every obligation of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments; (iii) every reimbursement obligation of such Person with respect to letters of credit, bankers' acceptances or similar facilities issued for the account of such Person; (iv) every obligation of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (but excluding trade accounts payable or accrued liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business which are not overdue or which are being contested in good faith); (v) the Net Swap Exposure of such Person; (vi) every Capital Lease Obligation of such Person; (vii) the maximum fixed redemption or repurchase price, as at the time of determination, of all Redeemable Stock of such Person that is not Qualifying Redeemable Stock; and (viii) every obligation of the type referred to in clauses (i) through (vii) of another Person and all dividends of another Person the payment of which, in either case, such Person has guaranteed or for which such Person is responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise, excluding any obligation in respect of Qualifying Redeemable Stock and any obligation of another Person in relation to Net Swap Exposure, the payment of which such Person has guaranteed and which guarantee is included above as indebtedness in accordance with GAAP from time to time;
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"Indenture" has the meaning attributed to such term in the recitals hereto;
"Inter-Company Indebtedness" means, with respect to the Issuer, a Guarantor or any of their respective Subsidiaries, Indebtedness owing to any one or more of the Issuer, a Guarantor and/or any Subsidiary of the Issuer or any Guarantor;
"Interest Rate" means 4.00% per annum;
"Investment Dealers" means two investment dealers selected by the Issuer who are independent of the Issuer and are each members of IIROC (or if IIROC shall cease to exist, such other independent investment dealer as the Issuer may select, with the approval of the Trustee, acting reasonably), which Investment Dealers shall be retained by and at the cost of the Issuer to determine the Government of Canada Yield. The two investment dealers shall be any two agents party to the agency agreement dated October 7, 2021 among the Issuer and CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Mizuho Securities Canada Inc., MUFG Securities (Canada), Ltd., and SMBC Nikko Securities Canada, Ltd., each as agents;
"Investment Grade Rating" means a rating equal to or higher than (i) "BBB-" (or the equivalent) by S&P, (ii) "BBB (low)" (or the equivalent) by DBRS, and (iii) in respect of any Rating Agency other than S&P or DBRS, if applicable, a rating by such Rating Agency in one of its generic rating categories that signifies investment grade;
"Loan" means an obligation for money borrowed;
"Limited Recourse Indebtedness" as applied to any Indebtedness of any Person means any Indebtedness that is or was incurred to finance any property (including any real or personal property or interest therein, any financial asset and any intangible) or portfolio of properties, provided that if such Indebtedness is with recourse to any of the Issuer or a Guarantor, such recourse is on an unsecured basis to such Issuer or Guarantor (except as subsequently provided herein) and is limited to liabilities or obligations relating to such property or portfolio of properties, and provided further that such Indebtedness may be secured by a lien on only (i) such property or portfolio of properties, (ii) the income from and proceeds of such property or portfolio of properties, (iii) the Capital Stock of any Subsidiary of any of the Issuer or a Guarantor, or other Person or entity that owns an interest in such property or portfolio of properties, or any interest that any such Subsidiary, Person or other entity, holds of any other Person owning any interest in such property or portfolio of properties, and (iv) the contracts pertaining to such property or portfolio of properties.
"Maturity Date" means September 30, 2026;
"Net Swap Exposure" means the net position of Financial Instrument Obligations of any Person that are: (i) in excess of 18 months from the time the relevant calculation is made; and (ii) considered as indebtedness in accordance with GAAP from time to time;
"Net Worth" means an amount equal to the sum of (i) the equity or capital of BPY (including the partners' capital, retained earnings or deficits, accumulated other comprehensive income or loss, and contributed and revaluation surplus of BPY) and all preferred equity and equity components of capital Securities of BPY, (ii) the principal amount of all Qualifying Subordinated Indebtedness of BPY, and (iii) the consolidated Qualifying Redeemable Stock of BPY, determined in each case on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP as at the date of the most recent financial statements of BPY;
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"Non-Controlling Interests" means, at the time of any determination thereof, the amount that is shown on the most recent financial statements of BPY, prepared on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, as the amount of non-controlling interests owned by minority stakeholders in BPY's consolidated entities (including in respect of any preferred shares, limited partnership interests and trust units owned by such minority stakeholders);
"Notes" means the notes referred to in Article 2 of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture;
"Permitted Encumbrances" means any of the following, with respect to the Issuer or a Guarantor:
|(a)||any encumbrance on the assets of any one or more of the Issuer and/or Guarantors to secure Indebtedness up to an aggregate principal amount outstanding at any time of the greater of 5% of Net Worth and $100 million;|
|(b)||any encumbrance to secure Indebtedness in excess of the principal amount referred to in clause (a); provided that the obligations in respect of the Notes are secured equally and ratably with such Indebtedness and all other Indebtedness which is required to be secured equally and ratably;|
|(c)||any encumbrance for collateral pledged (including parental guarantees) for Financial Instrument Obligations and any encumbrance on or against cash or marketable debt securities pledged to secure Financial Instrument Obligations provided that such encumbrances are incurred in the ordinary course of business;|
|(d)||any encumbrance in existence as of the date of the issuance of Notes or arising thereafter pursuant to contractual commitments entered into prior to such issuance;|
|(e)||any encumbrance on property of any Person which exists at the time such Person is merged into, or amalgamated or consolidated with the Issuer or any Guarantor in compliance with this Indenture, or any encumbrance on property that exists when such property is directly or indirectly acquired by the Issuer or any Guarantor, which encumbrance does not extend to any other property or assets of such Issuer or Guarantor, other than an encumbrance incurred in contemplation of such merger, amalgamation, consolidation or acquisition;|
|(f)||any encumbrance or right of distress reserved in or exercisable under any lease for rent to which the Issuer or any Guarantor is a party and for compliance with the terms of the lease;|
|(g)||any encumbrance reserved in or exercisable under any subdivision, site plan control, development, reciprocal, servicing, facility, facility cost sharing or similar agreement with a governmental authority currently existing or hereafter entered into with a governmental authority, which does not or in aggregate do not materially interfere with the use of the property for the purposes for which it is held or materially detract from the value thereof;|
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|(h)||encumbrances respecting encroachments by facilities on neighboring lands over any property owned by the Issuer or any Guarantor which do not materially interfere with the use thereof for the purposes for which the property is held or materially detract from the value thereof;|
|(i)||permits, licenses, agreements, easements (including, without limitation, heritage easements and agreements relating thereto), restrictions, restrictive covenants, reciprocal rights, rights-of-way, public ways, rights in the nature of an easement and other similar rights in land granted to or reserved by other Persons (including, without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing, permits, licenses, agreements, easements, rights-of-way, sidewalks, public ways, and rights in the nature of easements or servitudes for sewers, drains, steam, gas and water mains or electric light and power or telephone and telegraph conduits, poles, wires and cables);|
|(j)||liens incurred in the ordinary course of business, other than in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness, that do not individually or in the aggregate with all other Permitted Encumbrances materially detract from the value of the assets encumbered or materially interfere with their use in the ordinary course of business;|
|(k)||cash deposited with any lender to cash collateralize (i) bankers acceptances or depository notes within the meaning of the Depository Bills and Notes Act (Canada), (ii) bills of exchange within the meaning of the Bills of Exchange Act (Canada) or (iii) letters of credit, in each case, pursuant to the terms of any credit facility permitted hereunder;|
|(l)||any encumbrance for any Tax, (i) secured by a bond or other reasonable security, (ii) not yet due or (iii) being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings so long as adequate reserves have been provided therefor in accordance with GAAP;|
|(m)||any encumbrance arising out of judgments or awards so long as enforcement of such encumbrance has been stayed and an appeal or proceeding for review is being prosecuted in good faith and for the payment of which adequate reserves, bonds or other reasonable security have been provided or are fully covered by insurance;|
|(n)||encumbrances, deposits or pledges to secure statutory obligations of the Issuer or any Guarantor arising in the ordinary course of business;|
|(o)||any encumbrance imposed by law which were incurred in the ordinary course of business, including carriers', warehousemen's and mechanics' liens and other similar liens arising in the ordinary course of business, and which (i) do not individually or in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the assets subject thereto or materially impair the use thereof in the operations of the business of such Person or (ii) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, which proceedings have the effect of preventing the forfeiture or sale of the assets subject to such liens and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP;|
|(p)||any encumbrance arising from leases or license agreements (other than Capital Lease Obligations) entered into by the Issuer or any Guarantor in the ordinary course of business;|
|(q)||any encumbrance created, incurred or assumed to secure any purchase money obligation;|
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|(r)||any encumbrance created, incurred or assumed to secure any Limited Recourse Indebtedness;|
|(s)||any encumbrance on or against cash or marketable debt securities in a sinking fund account established in support of any Series of Notes issued pursuant to the Indenture; and|
|(t)||any extension, renewal, alteration or replacement (or successive extensions, renewals, alterations or replacements) in whole or in part, of any encumbrance referred to in the foregoing clauses (a) through (s) inclusive, provided that the extension, renewal, alteration or replacement of such encumbrance is limited to all or any part of the same assets that secured the encumbrance extended, renewed, altered or replaced (plus improvements on such assets) and the principal amount of the Indebtedness secured thereby is not increased;|
"Premium" means, with respect to any Note at a particular time, the excess, if any, of the then applicable Redemption Price of such Note over the principal amount of such Note;
"Qualifying Redeemable Stock" of any Person means any Redeemable Stock of such Person that can be satisfied or acquired, in the sole discretion of the Person who issued such Redeemable Stock, BPY or a Subsidiary of BPY, with or in exchange for Capital Stock of such Person, BPY or a Subsidiary of BPY that is not itself Redeemable Stock;
"Qualifying Subordinated Indebtedness" of any Person means Indebtedness of such Person (i) which by its terms provides that the payment of principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on and all other payment obligations in respect of such Indebtedness shall be subordinate to the prior payment in full of the Notes to at least the extent that no payment of principal of (or premium, if any) or interest on or otherwise due in respect of such Indebtedness may be made for so long as there exists any default in the payment of principal (or Premium, if any) or interest on the Notes or any other default that with the passing of time or the giving of notice, or both, would constitute an Event of Default with respect to the Notes and (ii) which expressly by its terms gives such Person the right to make payments of principal (and premium, if any) and interest and all other payment obligations in respect of such Indebtedness in equity of the Issuer, a Guarantor or any of their respective Subsidiaries;
"Rating Agencies" means (i) S&P, DBRS and any other nationally recognized statistical rating organization selected by the Issuer that then rates the Notes, and (ii) if any of the Rating Agencies ceases to rate the Notes or fails to make a rating of the Notes publicly available for reasons outside the Issuer's control, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization selected by the Issuer (as certified by a resolution of the Board of the Issuer) as a replacement agency for such Rating Agency, or some or all of them, as the case may be, and "Rating Agency" means any one of them;
"Rating Decline Period" means the period that (i) begins on the earlier of (a) the date of the first public announcement of the occurrence of a Change of Control or the intention by the Issuer or BPY to effect a Change of Control and (b) the occurrence of a Change of Control, and (ii) ends 60 days following consummation of such Change of Control; provided that such period shall be extended for so long as the rating of the Notes, as noted by a Rating Agency, is under publicly announced consideration for downgrade by such Rating Agency;
"Rating Event" means either: (i) in the event the Notes do not have an Investment Grade Rating from any Rating Agency on the first day of the Rating Decline Period, a downgrade by one or more gradations (including gradations within ratings categories as well as between rating categories) or withdrawal of the rating of the Notes, as applicable, during the Rating Decline Period by one or more Rating Agencies (unless the applicable Rating Agency(ies) shall have put forth a written statement to the effect that such downgrade or withdrawal is not attributable in whole or in part to the applicable Change of Control); or (ii) in the event the Notes have an Investment Grade Rating from one or more Rating Agencies on the first day of the Rating Decline Period, the Notes no longer have an Investment Grade Rating from any Rating Agency during the Rating Decline Period;
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"Redeemable Stock" of any Person means any Capital Stock of such Person which by its terms (or by the terms of any note into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the Maturity Date of the Notes;
"Redemption Price" means, with respect to a Note being redeemed either in whole at any time or in part from time to time, (a) if the Redemption Date occurs prior to the date that is one month prior to the Maturity Date, an amount equal to the greater of (i) the Canada Yield Price, and (ii) par, or (b) if the Redemption Date occurs on or after the date that is one month prior to the Maturity Date, a price equal to par, together in each case with the accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the Redemption Date;
"S&P" means Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (Canada), a business unit of S&P Global Canada Corp.;
"Tax" means any tax, duty, levy, import, assessment or other governmental charge;
"Term Sheet" means the final term sheet dated October 7, 2021 outlining the terms of the Notes;
"Total Consolidated Capitalization" means (without duplication), in accordance with GAAP as at any time, on a consolidated basis, the sum of (i) Net Worth, (ii) the Non-Controlling Interests, and (iii) all Funded Indebtedness of BPY at such time;
"Trustee" means Computershare Trust Company of Canada; and
"U.S. Securities Act" means the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
ISSUE OF THE NOTEs
The sixth series of Notes authorized to be issued hereunder shall be designated "4.00% Medium Term Notes (unsecured), Series 6, due September 30, 2026" and are herein sometimes called the "Notes". The Notes shall be issued and payable in Canadian dollars.
|2.2||Limit of Aggregate Principal Amount|
The aggregate principal amount of Notes that may be authenticated and delivered pursuant to this Sixth Supplemental Indenture (except for Notes authenticated and delivered upon registration or transfer of, or in exchange for, or in lieu of, other Notes pursuant to the Indenture) shall initially be limited to $500,000,000, all of which have been issued hereunder. The Issuer may from time to time, without the consent of the holders of the Notes but with the consent of all of the Guarantors, create and issue additional notes having the same terms and conditions in all respects as the Notes being offered hereby except for the issue date, the issue price and the first payment of interest thereon. Additional notes issued in this manner will be consolidated with and will form a single series with the Notes, as the case may be, being offered hereby.
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The principal of the Notes and the accrued and unpaid interest thereon shall be payable on September 30, 2026 the Maturity Date of the Notes.
2.4.1 The Notes will be issued in initial denominations of $1,000 and subsequent multiples of $1,000, shall be dated as of the date of their issue and shall bear interest from, and including, the date of their issue at the Interest Rate.
2.4.2 Interest shall be payable in equal semi-annual installments in arrears on March 30 and September 30 in each year commencing on March 30, 2022 with interest on overdue interest at the same rate, computed in the same manner as interest on the original principal amount, from, and including, its due date until actual payment. The first interest payment on the Notes will be C$ $18.520547945 per C$1,000 principal amount of Notes representing interest for the period October 12, 2021 to but excluding March 30, 2022. If any Interest Payment Date is not a Business Day, then the payment will be made on the next Business Day with no adjustment.
|2.5||Form of Notes|
The Notes and the certificate of the Trustee endorsed thereon shall each be issuable initially as one or more Global Notes held by, or on behalf of, CDS, as depository, for its participants and registered in the name of CDS or its nominee. Each Global Note will be substantially in the form set out in Schedule 1 hereto with such appropriate additions, deletions, substitutions and variations as the Trustee may approve and shall bear such distinguishing letters and numbers as the Trustee may approve, with such approval in each case to be conclusively deemed to have been given by the Trustee certifying such Notes.
|2.6||Execution of Notes|
Each of the Notes shall be signed (either manually, by facsimile or other electronic signature) by any one of the Issuer's Board members or officers, as the case may be. A signature upon any of the Notes shall for all purposes of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture be deemed to be the signature of the individual whose signature it purports to be and to have been signed at the time of such signature and notwithstanding that any individual whose signature may appear on the Notes is not, at the date of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture or at the date of the Note or at the date of the certification and delivery thereof, a Board member or officer, as the case may be, of the Issuer, such Notes shall be valid and binding upon the Issuer and entitled to the benefits of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture.
2.7.1 No Notes shall be issued or, if issued, shall be obligatory or shall entitle the Holder of such Notes to the benefits of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture until it has been certified by or on behalf of the Trustee. Such certificate on any Note shall be conclusive evidence that such Note is duly issued and is a valid obligation of the Issuer and that the Holder of such Note is entitled to the benefits of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture.
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2.7.2 The certificate of the Trustee on any Note shall not be construed as a representation or warranty by the Trustee as to the validity of this Sixth Supplemental Indenture or of the Notes (except the due certification thereof by the Trustee and any other warranties implied by law) and the Trustee shall in no respect be liable or answerable for the use made of the Notes or the proceeds thereof.
|2.8||Additional Events of Default|
2.8.1 In addition to the Events of Default contained in Article 5 of the Indenture, the following events will constitute an Event of Default with respect to the Notes:
188.8.131.52 the failure by the Issuer to comply with its obligations in the event of a Change of Control Triggering Event; or
184.108.40.206 default by the Issuer or any Guarantor in payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any obligation for borrowed money (other than an obligation payable on demand or maturing less than 18 months from the creation or issue thereof) having an outstanding principal amount in excess of 5% of the Net Worth in the aggregate at the time of default or in the performance of any other covenant of the Issuer or any Guarantor contained in any instrument under which such obligation is created or issued resulting in the acceleration of the final maturity of such obligations; or
220.127.116.11 the rendering of a final judgment or judgments (not subject to appeal) against the Issuer or any Guarantor in an amount in excess of 5% of the Net Worth (determined at the time of such judgement or judgements) which remains undischarged or unstayed for a period of 60 days after the date on which the right to appeal has expired.
2.8.2 If an Event of Default with respect to the Notes shall occur and be continuing, the principal of the Notes may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, if an Event of Default occurs as a result of the failure by the Issuer to comply with its obligations in the event of a Change of Control Triggering Event as described above, the principal of, and any Premium and accrued interest on the Notes will become immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or any Holder of the Notes.
iNTEREST, PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL
AND REDEMPTION AND REPURCHASE
The Regular Record Date for determining Holders entitled to receive interest on the Notes will be the close of business on the date that is two Business Days preceding the relevant Interest Payment Date for the Notes.
|3.2||Payment of Interest|
Prior to an Interest Payment Date, the Issuer will forward or cause to be forwarded to the Trustee (and the Trustee shall subsequently forward to each Holder at the registered address of such Holder as of the Regular Record Date) the interest, less any Taxes required by law to be deducted or withheld. If the Issuer forwards payment to the Trustee by cheque, the Issuer shall deliver to the Trustee certified cheque(s) payable to the order of the Trustee on the day that is two Business Days before such Interest Payment Date, and the Trustee will only forward such amounts to the Holders upon receipt of the full amount of interest being paid in immediately available funds. The forwarding of such cheque(s) will satisfy and discharge the liability for interest on such Note to the extent of the sum represented thereby (plus the amount of any Taxes deducted or withheld as aforesaid) unless such cheque(s) are not paid on presentation. The Issuer, at its option, may cause any amount payable in respect of principal or interest to be paid to the Trustee by wire transfer(s) to an account specified by the Trustee on the day that is one Business Day before such Interest Payment Date.
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|3.3||Payment of Principal and Other Amounts|
In accordance with Article 4 of the Indenture, the Issuer will deposit with the Trustee all amounts required to be paid to the order of Holders of Notes on the Maturity Date, one Business Day before the Maturity Date of the Notes. The deposit of such funds will satisfy and discharge the liability for principal of the Notes to the extent of the sum represented thereby.
|3.4||Redemptions and Repurchases|
3.4.1 Subject to Article 10 of the Indenture, the Issuer may, at its option, redeem the Notes at any time and from time to time, in whole or in part, upon payment of the applicable Redemption Price. The Issuer will give notice of redemption not more than 60 days and not less than 10 days before the Redemption Date and such notice shall contain any conditions of the redemption. Less than all of the Notes may be redeemed in accordance with Article 10 of the Indenture. Notes so redeemed will be cancelled and will not be re-issued.
3.4.2 The Issuer will be entitled at any time and from time to time to purchase for cancellation all or any of the Notes in the open market (which may include purchases from or through an investment dealer or a firm holding membership on a recognized stock exchange), by tender or by private contract at any price at any time. Notes that are so purchased will be cancelled and will not be re-issued.
3.4.3 The Notes will not be subject to repurchase pursuant to any sinking fund or any other required repayment provisions.
|3.5||Location of Registers|
With respect to the Notes, initially the registers referred to in Section 3.5 of the Indenture shall be kept by and at the principal office of the Trustee in Toronto, Ontario and may be kept in such other place or places, if any, by the Trustee or by such other registrar or registrars (if any) as the Issuer, with the approval of the Trustee, may designate.
The Trustee will be the indenture trustee, authenticating agent, Paying Agent, transfer agent and registrar for the Notes.
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CHANGE OF CONTROL
|4.1||Redemption upon a Change of Control|
4.1.1 If a Change of Control Triggering Event occurs, unless the Issuer has exercised its right to redeem any Notes as described above, the Issuer will be required to make an offer to repurchase all, or any part (equal to $1,000.00 or an integral multiple thereof), of each Holder's Notes pursuant to the offer described below (the "Change of Control Offer") on the terms set forth herein. In the Change of Control Offer, the Issuer will be required to offer payment in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes repurchased plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on the Notes repurchased, to the date of repurchase (the "Change of Control Payment").
4.1.2 Within 30 days following any Change of Control Triggering Event, the Issuer will be required to mail a notice to Holders of Notes, with a copy to the Trustee, describing the transaction or transactions that constitute the Change of Control Triggering Event and offering to repurchase the Notes on the date specified in the notice, which date will be no earlier than 30 days and no later than 60 days from the date such notice is mailed (the "Change of Control Payment Date"), pursuant to the procedures required herein and described in such notice. The Issuer must comply with any securities laws and regulations that are applicable in connection with the repurchase of the Notes as a result of a Change of Control Triggering Event. To the extent that the provisions of any securities laws or regulations conflict with the Change of Control provisions herein, the Issuer will be required to comply with the applicable securities laws and regulations and will not be deemed to have breached its obligations under the Change of Control provisions herein by virtue of such conflicts.
4.1.3 On the Change of Control Payment Date, the Issuer will be required, to the extent lawful, to:
|(i)||accept for payment all Notes or portions of Notes properly tendered pursuant to the Change of Control Offer;|
|(ii)||deposit with the Trustee an amount equal to the Change of Control Payment in respect of all Notes or portions of Notes properly tendered; and|
|(iii)||deliver or cause to be delivered to the Trustee the Notes properly accepted together with an Officer's Certificate of the Issuer stating the aggregate principal amount of Notes or portions of Notes being repurchased by the Issuer.|
4.1.4 The Trustee will be required to promptly send a wire transfer comprising, or mail to each Holder of Notes who properly tendered Notes, the purchase price for such Notes and the Trustee will be required to promptly authenticate and mail (or cause to be transferred by book entry) to each such Holder a new Note equal in principal amount to any unpurchased portion of the Notes surrendered, if any; provided that each new Note will be in a principal amount of $1,000.00 or an integral multiple thereof.
4.1.5 The Issuer will not be required to make a Change of Control Offer upon a Change of Control Triggering Event if another Person makes such an offer in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements for an offer that would be required to be made by the Issuer in connection with a Change of Control Triggering Event, and such Person purchases all Notes properly tendered and not withdrawn under its offer.
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|5.1||Limitations on Indebtedness|
The Issuer and the Guarantors will not, and will not permit any of their Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, issue, incur, assume or otherwise become liable for or in respect of any Funded Indebtedness unless, after giving effect thereto, the Funded Indebtedness of BPY, calculated on a consolidated basis, would not exceed 70% of the Total Consolidated Capitalization determined as at the date such Funded Indebtedness is issued, incurred or assumed.
|5.2||Limitation on Liens|
None of the Issuer nor any Guarantor will create, incur, assume or permit to exist any lien on any property or asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, unless at the same time the Notes are secured equally and ratably with such lien, provided that this will not apply to Permitted Encumbrances. Upon being advised by the Issuer or any Guarantor in writing in an Officer's Certificate that security has been provided for the Notes on an equal and ratable basis in connection with the grant to a third party of security and subsequently such security to the third party is released, the Trustee will forthwith release the security granted for the Notes.
|6.1||Acceptance of Trust|
The Trustee accepts the trusts in this Sixth Supplemental Indenture and agrees to carry out and discharge the same upon the terms and conditions set out in this Sixth Supplemental Indenture and in accordance with the Indenture.
|6.2||U.S. Securities Laws.|
The Trustee acknowledges that the Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States, except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws.
|6.3||Confirmation of Indenture|
The Indenture as amended and supplemented by this Sixth Supplemental Indenture is in all respects confirmed.
This Sixth Supplemental Indenture may be executed in several counterparts, each of which once executed shall be deemed to be an original and such counterparts together shall constitute one and the same instrument. This Sixth Supplemental Indenture may be executed and delivered by facsimile or other electronic transmission of a counterpart hereof being a manual, facsimile or other electronic signature.
|6.5||Use of Proceeds|
The intended use of proceeds by the Issuer is as described in the Term Sheet.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Sixth Supplemental Indenture as of the date first written above. Brookfield Property Finance ULC executes this document as a deed.
|BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC|
|By:||/s/ Michelle Seto|
|Title:||Assistant Corporate Counsel|
|COMPUTERSHARE TRUST COMPANY OF CANADA, as Trustee|
|By:||/s/ Yana Nedyalkova|
|Title:||Corporate Trust Officer|
|By:||/s/ Neil Scott|
|Title:||Corporate Trust Officer|
[Signature Page to Sixth Supplemental Indenture]
FORM OF NOTE
UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF CDS CLEARING AND DEPOSITORY SERVICES INC. ("CDS") TO BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC (THE "ISSUER") OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IN RESPECT THEREOF IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CDS & CO., OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF CDS (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CDS & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF CDS), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL SINCE THE REGISTERED HOLDER HEREOF, CDS & CO., HAS A PROPERTY INTEREST IN THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HEREIN AND IT IS A VIOLATION OF ITS RIGHTS FOR ANOTHER PERSON TO HOLD, TRANSFER OR DEAL WITH THIS CERTIFICATE.
UNLESS PERMITTED UNDER CANADIAN SECURITIES LEGISLATION, THE HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY MUST NOT TRADE THE SECURITY BEFORE THE DATE THAT IS FOUR MONTHS AND A DAY AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH THE SECURITY IS ISSUED, BEING FEBRUARY 13, 2022.
BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC, an unlimited liability company formed under the laws of Alberta
4.00%Medium Term Notes (unsecured), Series 6, due SEPTEMBER 30, 2026
|CUSIP / ISIN Nos.||11287PAA3/CA11287PAA36|
|Issue Date||October 12, 2021|
|Maturity Date||September 30, 2026|
|Interest Calculation||Fixed annual rate|
|Interest Payment Dates||March 30 and September 30 of each year|
|Principal Amount||$500,000,000 (the "Principal Amount")|
|Registered Holder||CDS & Co.|
Brookfield Property Finance ULC (the "Issuer") for value received hereby promises to pay to the registered Holder hereof on the Maturity Date, or on such earlier date as the Principal Amount may become due and payable in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture (as defined below) and with the provisions of the final term sheet dated October 7, 2021, attached to this Note (the "Term Sheet"), on presentation and surrender of this Note, the Principal Amount in lawful money of Canada at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee and to pay interest on the Principal Amount at the interest rate per annum set forth above from the later of the date of issue and the last Interest Payment Date on which interest has been paid or made available for payment on this Note at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, calculated as set forth above, in like money, and if the Issuer at any time defaults in the payment of any principal, Premium or interest, to pay interest on the amount in default at the same rate, calculated as set forth above, in like money, at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, and on the same dates.
This Note is one of a series of the Notes of the Issuer issued and to be issued under an indenture dated as of July 3, 2018 (the "Base Indenture") made between the Issuer and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the "Trustee"), and a sixth supplemental indenture dated as of October 12, 2021 (the "Sixth Supplemental Indenture", and together with the Base Indenture, the "Indenture") made between the Issuer and the Trustee. The Indenture and the Term Sheet specify the terms and conditions upon which the Notes are issued or may be issued and held and the rights of the Holders of Notes, the Issuer and the Trustee, all of which are incorporated by reference in this Note and to all of which the Holder of this Note, by acceptance hereof, agrees. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings attributed to them in the Indenture.
Prior to an Interest Payment Date, the Issuer (except in case of payment at Maturity Date or on redemption at which time payment of interest will be made only upon surrender of this Note) will forward or cause to be forwarded to the Trustee the interest less any Taxes required by law to be deducted or withheld. The Trustee shall subsequently mail a cheque for such amount to the registered Holder of this Note at the registered address of such Holder, or in the case of joint Holders to the registered address of the joint Holder first named in the register, payable to the order of such Holder or Holders and negotiable at par at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee. The mailing of such cheque will satisfy and discharge the liability for interest on this Note to the extent of the sum represented thereby (plus the amount of any Taxes deducted or withheld as aforesaid) unless such cheque is not paid on presentation. The Trustee may pay or cause to be paid, at its option, any amount payable in respect of principal, interest or Premium (if any) to the Holder of this Note, by wire transfer to an account maintained by such Holder.
The Notes may be issued in one or more series and without limitation as to aggregate principal amount, but only upon the terms and subject to the restrictions set out in the Indenture. The aggregate principal amount of Notes of other series which may be issued under the Indenture is unlimited, but such Notes may be issued only upon the terms and subject to any conditions provided in the Indenture.
The Notes are direct obligations of the Issuer but are not secured by any mortgage, pledge, hypothec or other charge.
Upon compliance with the provisions of the Indenture, Notes of any denomination may be exchanged for an equal aggregate principal amount of Notes in any other authorized denomination or denominations.
So long as the Issuer is not in default under the Indenture, the Issuer may purchase Notes in the open market, by tender or by private contract at any price.
Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event (as defined in the Sixth Supplemental Indenture), unless the Issuer has exercised any right to redeem the Notes, the Issuer will be required to make an offer to repurchase the Notes on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.1 of the Sixth Supplemental Indenture except if another Person makes such an offer in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements for an offer that would be required to be made by the Issuer in connection with a Change of Control Triggering Event, and such Person purchases all Notes properly tendered and not withdrawn under its offer.
The Principal Amount may become or be declared due before the Maturity Date on the conditions, in the manner, with the effect and at the times set forth in the Indenture.
The Indenture contains provisions for the holding of meetings of Holders and making resolutions passed at such meetings and instruments in writing signed by the Holders of a specified percentage of the Notes outstanding binding on all Holders, subject to the provisions of the Indenture.
This Note may be transferred only upon compliance with the conditions prescribed in the Indenture on one of the registers kept at the principal offices of the Trustee in Toronto, Ontario and at such other place or places, if any, and by such other registrar or registrars, if any, as the Issuer may designate, by the registered Holder hereof or the Holder's legal representative or attorney duly appointed by an instrument in writing in form and execution satisfactory to the Trustee, and upon compliance with such reasonable requirements as the Trustee or other registrar may prescribe, and such transfer shall be duly noted hereon by the Trustee or other registrar.
THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "U.S. SECURITIES ACT"), OR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE HOLDER HEREOF, BY PURCHASING OR OTHERWISE HOLDING THESE SECURITIES, AGREES FOR THE BENEFIT OF BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC (THE "ISSUER") THAT SUCH SECURITIES MAY BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ONLY: (A) TO THE ISSUER, (B) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 904 OF REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT ("REGULATION S") AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, (C) IN ACCORDANCE WITH (1) RULE 144A UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT, IF AVAILABLE, OR (2) RULE 144 UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT, IF AVAILABLE, AND, IN THE CASE OF (1) AND (2) ABOVE, IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS, (D) PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT, OR (E) IN ANOTHER TRANSACTION THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OR APPLICABLE U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS; PROVIDED THAT, IN THE CASE OF TRANSFERS PURSUANT TO (C)(2) OR (E) ABOVE, AN OPINION OF COUNSEL OF RECOGNIZED STANDING AND IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE ISSUER AND THE TRUSTEE MUST FIRST BE PROVIDED THAT THE SALE OF SUCH SECURITIES IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT. DELIVERY OF THIS CERTIFICATE MAY NOT CONSTITUTE "GOOD DELIVERY" IN SETTLEMENT OF TRANSACTIONS ON STOCK EXCHANGES IN CANADA.
The Indenture and the Notes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein.
This Note shall not become obligatory for any purpose until it has been certified by the manual signature of the Trustee under the Indenture.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF Brookfield Property Finance ULC has caused this Note to be signed by its representative.
|BROOKFIELD PROPERTY FINANCE ULC|
(FORM OF NOTE)
This Note is one of the Notes referred to in the Indenture referred to above.
|Computershare Trust Company of Canada, as Trustee|
|By: Certifying Officer|
(FORM OF REGISTRATION PANEL)
(NO WRITING HEREON EXCEPT BY THE TRUSTEE OR OTHER REGISTRAR)
IN WHOSE NAME
SIGNATURE OF TRUSTEE
OR OTHER REGISTRAR
(FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF TRANSFER)
CERTIFICATE OF TRANSFER
To assign this Note, fill in the form below:
I or we assign and transfer this Note to
|(Print or type assignee's name, address and postal code)|
|(Insert assignee's social insurance or security or tax identifying number)|
and irrevocably appoint agent to transfer this Note on the books of the Issuer. The agent may substitute another to act for him.
Sign exactly as your name appears on the other side of this Note.
|* Signature Guarantee|
* The signature must be guaranteed by an authorized officer of a Schedule I Canadian chartered bank or by a medallion signature guarantee from a member of a recognized Medallion Signature Guarantee Program.