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CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUESTED: INFORMATION FOR WHICH CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT HAS BEEN REQUESTED IS OMITTED AND IS NOTED WITH “****.”  AN UNREDACTED VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN FILED SEPARATELY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

 

 

Exhibit 10.9

Opening Transaction

To:

 

International Game Technology

9295 Prototype Drive

Reno, Nevada 89521

From:

 

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated

as Agent for Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

1585 Broadway

4 th Floor

New York, NY 10036

Re:

Issuer Warrant Transaction

Ref. No:

To be provided by Dealer.

Date:

May 5, 2009

 

Dear Sir(s):

 

The purpose of this communication (this “ Confirmation ”) is to set forth the terms and conditions of the above-referenced transaction entered into on the Trade Date specified below (the “ Transaction ”) between Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc (“ Dealer ”) and International Game Technology (“ Issuer ”).   This communication constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the ISDA Master Agreement specified below.

1.

This Confirmation is subject to, and incorporates, the definitions and provisions of the 2006 ISDA Definitions (the “ 2006 Definitions ”) and the definitions and provisions of the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “ Equity Definitions ”, and together with the 2006 Definitions, the “ Definitions ”), in each case as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (“ ISDA ”).  In the event of any inconsistency between the 2006 Definitions and the Equity Definitions, the Equity Definitions will govern.  For purposes of the Equity Definitions, each reference herein to a Warrant shall be deemed to be a reference to a Call Option or an Option, as context requires.

Each party is hereby advised, and each such party acknowledges, that the other party has engaged in, or refrained from engaging in, substantial financial transactions and has taken other material actions in reliance upon the parties’ entry into the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates on the terms and conditions set forth below.

This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Issuer as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates.  This Confirmation shall be subject to an agreement (the “ Agreement ”) in the form of the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement (Multicurrency—Cross Border) as if Dealer and Issuer had executed an agreement in such form on the date hereof (but without any Schedule except for (i) the election of Loss and Second Method and US Dollars (“ USD ”) as the Termination Currency, (ii) the replacement of the word “third” in the last line of Section 5(a)(i) of the Agreement with the word “first”, (iii) the election that the “Cross Default” provisions of Section 5(a)(vi) of the Agreement shall apply to Issuer with a “Threshold Amount” of USD25 million; provided that Section

 



 

 

5(a)(vi)(1) of the Agreement is amended by deleting the phrase “, or becoming capable at such time of being declared,” and (iv) such other elections as set forth in this Confirmation).

All provisions contained in, or incorporated by reference to, the Agreement will govern this Confirmation except as expressly modified herein.  In the event of any inconsistency between this Confirmation and either the Definitions or the Agreement, this Confirmation shall govern.  

The Transaction hereunder shall be the sole Transaction under the Agreement.  If there exists any ISDA Master Agreement between Dealer and Issuer or any confirmation or other agreement between Dealer and Issuer pursuant to which an ISDA Master Agreement is deemed to exist between Dealer and Issuer, then notwithstanding anything to the contrary in such ISDA Master Agreement, such confirmation or agreement or any other agreement to which Dealer and Issuer are parties, the Transaction shall not be considered a Transaction under, or otherwise governed by, such existing or deemed ISDA Master Agreement.

2.

The Transaction is a Warrant Transaction, which shall be considered a Share Option Transaction for purposes of the Equity Definitions.  The terms of the particular Transaction to which this Confirmation relates are as follows:

General Terms:

Trade Date:

May 5, 2009

Effective Date:

May 11, 2009 or such other date as agreed between the parties, subject to Section 8(k) below.

Components:

The Transaction will be divided into individual Components, each with the terms set forth in this Confirmation, and, in particular, with the Number of Warrants and Expiration Date set forth in this Confirmation.  The payments and deliveries to be made upon settlement of the Transaction will be determined separately for each Component as if each Component were a separate Transaction under the Agreement.

Warrant Style:

European

Warrant Type:

Call

Seller:

Issuer

Buyer:

Dealer

Shares:

The Common Stock of Issuer, par value USD0.00015625 (Ticker Symbol: “IGT”).

Convertible Securities:

USD725,000,000 principal amount of 3.25% convertible notes due May 1, 2014 of Issuer.

Number of Warrants:

For each Component, as provided in Annex A to this Confirmation.

Warrant Entitlement:

One Share per Warrant

Strike Price:

USD30.14

Premium:

USD9,273,499.16

Premium Payment Date:

The Effective Date

Exchange:

New York Stock Exchange

 

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Related Exchange:

All Exchanges

Procedures for Exercise:

In respect of any Component:

Expiration Time:

Valuation Time

Expiration Date:

As provided in Annex A to this Confirmation (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day that is not already an Expiration Date for another Component); provided that if that date is a Disrupted Day, the Expiration Date for such Component shall be the first succeeding Scheduled Trading Day that is not a Disrupted Day and is not or is not deemed to be an Expiration Date in respect of any other Component of the Transaction hereunder; and provided further that if the Expiration Date has not occurred pursuant to the preceding proviso as of the Final Disruption Date, the Calculation Agent shall have the right to elect, in its sole discretion, that the Final Disruption Date shall be the Expiration Date (irrespective of whether such date is an Expiration Date in respect of any other Component for the Transaction).  Notwithstanding the foregoing and anything to the contrary in the Equity Definitions, if a Market Disruption Event occurs on any Expiration Date, the Calculation Agent may determine that such Expiration Date is a Disrupted Day only in part, in which case the Calculation Agent shall make adjustments to the Number of Warrants for the relevant Component for which such day shall be the Expiration Date, shall designate the Scheduled Trading Day determined in the manner described in the immediately preceding sentence as the Expiration Date for the remaining Warrants for such Component and may determine the VWAP Price based on transactions in the Shares effected before the relevant Market Disruption Event occurred and/or after the relevant Market Disruption Event ended.  Section 6.6 of the Equity Definitions shall not apply to any Valuation Date occurring on an Expiration Date.  “ Final Disruption Date ” means December 4, 2014.

Market Disruption Event:

Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the words “during the one hour period that ends at the relevant Valuation Time, Latest Exercise Time, Knock-in Valuation Time or Knock-out Valuation Time, as the case may be,” in clause (ii) thereof.

Section 6.3(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of the provision following the term “Scheduled Closing Time” in the fourth line thereof.

Automatic Exercise:

Applicable; and means that the Number of Warrants for the corresponding Expiration Date will be deemed

 

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to be automatically exercised at the Expiration Time on such Expiration Date unless Dealer notifies Seller (by telephone or in writing) prior to the Expiration Time on such Expiration Date that it does not wish Automatic Exercise to occur, in which case Automatic Exercise will not apply to such Expiration Date.

Issuer’s Telephone Number

and Telex and/or Facsimile Number

and Contact Details for purpose of

Giving Notice:

As provided in Section 6(a) below.

 

Settlement Terms:

In respect of any Component:

Settlement Currency:

USD

Net Share Settlement:

On each Settlement Date, Issuer shall deliver to Dealer a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares to be Delivered for such Settlement Date to the account specified by Dealer and cash in lieu of any fractional Share valued at the VWAP Price on the Valuation Date corresponding to such Settlement Date.  If, in the reasonable opinion of Issuer or Dealer, based on advice of counsel, for any reason, the Shares deliverable upon Net Share Settlement would not be immediately freely transferable by Dealer under Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “ Securities Act ”), then Dealer may elect to either (x) accept delivery of such Shares notwithstanding any restriction on transfer or (y) have the provisions set forth in Section 8(b) below apply.

The Number of Shares to be Delivered shall be delivered by Issuer to Dealer no later than 3:00 P.M., New York City time, on the relevant Settlement Date.

Number of Shares to be Delivered:

In respect of any Exercise Date, subject to the last sentence of Section 9.5 of the Equity Definitions, the product of (i) the number of Warrants exercised or deemed exercised on such Exercise Date, (ii) the Warrant Entitlement and (iii) (A) the excess of the VWAP Price on the Valuation Date occurring in respect of such Exercise Date over the Strike Price (or, if there is no such excess, zero) divided by (B) such VWAP Price.

VWAP Price:

For any Exchange Business Day, as determined by the Calculation Agent based on the New York Volume Weighted Average Price per Share for the regular trading session (including any extensions thereof) of the Exchange on such Exchange Business Day (without regard to pre-open or after hours trading outside of such regular trading session), as published by Bloomberg at 4:15 P.M., New York City time (or 15 minutes following the end of any

 

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extension of the regular trading session), on such Exchange Business Day, on Bloomberg page “IGT.N <Equity> AQR” (or any successor thereto) (or if such published volume weighted average price is unavailable or is manifestly incorrect, the market value of one Share on such Exchange Business Day, as determined by the Calculation Agent using a volume weighted method).

Other Applicable Provisions:

The provisions of Sections 9.1(c), 9.4, 9.8, 9.9, 9.10, 9.11 and 9.12 of the Equity Definitions will be applicable as if “Physical Settlement” applied to the Transaction; provided that the Representation and Agreement contained in Section 9.11 of the Equity Definitions shall be modified by excluding any representations therein relating to restrictions, obligations, limitations or requirements under applicable securities laws that exist as a result of the fact that Issuer is the issuer of the Shares.

Adjustments:

In respect of any Component:

Method of Adjustment:

Calculation Agent Adjustment; provided that in respect of an Extraordinary Dividend, “Calculation Agent Adjustment” shall be as described in the provision below.  For the avoidance of doubt, Calculation Agent Adjustment (including, without limitation, in respect of Extraordinary Dividends) shall continue to apply until the obligations of the parties (including any obligations of Issuer pursuant to Section 8(e) below) under the Transaction have been satisfied in full.

Extraordinary Dividend:

Any cash dividend or distribution on the Shares with an ex-dividend date occurring on or after the Trade Date and on or prior to the Expiration Date (or, if any Deficit Shares are owed pursuant to Section 8(e) below, such later date on which Issuer’s obligations under this Transaction have been satisfied in full) the amount of which differs from the Ordinary Dividend Amount for such dividend or distribution.  If no such ex-dividend date occurs within a regular quarterly dividend period, an ex-divided date with a cash dividend or distribution of zero shall be deemed to have occurred on the last Scheduled Trading Day of such regular quarterly dividend period.

Ordinary Dividend Amount:

For any regularly quarterly dividend period, USD0.06 for the first cash dividend or distribution on the Shares for which the ex-dividend date falls within such period, and zero for any subsequent dividend or distribution on the Shares for which the ex-dividend date falls within the same period.

Extraordinary Dividend Adjustment:

If at any time during the period from and including the Trade Date, to and including the Expiration Date

 

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for the Component with the latest Expiration Date (or, if any Deficit Shares are owed pursuant to Section 8(e) below, such later date on which Issuer’s obligations under this Transaction have been satisfied in full), an ex-dividend date for an Extraordinary Dividend occurs or is deemed to have occurred, then the Calculation Agent will make adjustments to any one or more of the Strike Price, the Number of Warrants, the Warrant Entitlement and/or any other variable relevant to the exercise, settlement, payment or other terms of the Transaction as it determines appropriate to account for the economic effect on the Transaction of such Extraordinary Dividend.

Extraordinary Events:

New Shares:

In the definition of New Shares in Section 12.1(i) of the Equity Definitions, the text in clause (i) thereof shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with “publicly quoted, traded or listed on any of he New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Market or The NASDAQ Global Select Market (or their respective successors)”.

Consequences of Merger Events:

(a)

Share-for-Share:

Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

(b)

Share-for-Other:

Cancellation and Payment (Calculation Agent Determination)

(c)

Share-for-Combined:

Cancellation and Payment (Calculation Agent Determination); provided that the Calculation Agent may elect Component Adjustment for all or part of the Transaction.

Tender Offer:

Applicable; provided that Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing “10%” with “20%” in the third line thereof.

Consequences of Tender Offers:

(a)

Share-for-Share:

Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

(b)

Share-for-Other:

Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

(c)

Share-for-Combined:

Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment

 

Modified Calculation

Agent Adjustment:

If, in respect of any Merger Event to which Modified Calculation Agent Adjustment applies, the adjustments to be made in accordance with Section 12.2(e)(i) of the Equity Definitions would result in Issuer being different from the issuer of the Shares, then with respect to such Merger Event, as a condition precedent to the adjustments contemplated in Section 12.2(e)(i) of the Equity Definitions, Issuer and the issuer of the Shares shall, prior to the Merger Date, have entered into such documentation containing representations, warranties and agreements relating to securities law and other issues

 

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as requested by Dealer that Dealer has determined, in its reasonable discretion, to be reasonably necessary or appropriate to allow Dealer to continue as a party to the Transaction, as adjusted under Section 12.2(e)(i) of the Equity Definitions, and to preserve its hedging or hedge unwind activities in connection with the Transaction in a manner compliant with applicable legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements, or with related policies and procedures applicable to Dealer, and if such conditions are not met or if the Calculation Agent determines that no adjustment that it could make under Section 12.2(e)(i) of the Equity Definitions will produce a commercially reasonable result, then the consequences set forth in Section 12.2(e)(ii) of the Equity Definitions shall apply.

Nationalization, Insolvency

or Delisting:

Cancellation and Payment (Calculation Agent Determination); provided that in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it will also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or their respective successors); if the Shares are immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any such exchange or quotation system, such exchange or quotation system shall thereafter be deemed to be the Exchange.

Additional Termination Event(s):

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Equity Definitions, if, as a result of an Extraordinary Event, any Transaction would be cancelled or terminated (whether in whole or in part) pursuant to Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, an Additional Termination Event (with such terminated Transaction(s) (or portions thereof) being the Affected Transaction(s) and Issuer being the sole Affected Party) shall be deemed to occur, and, in lieu of Sections 12.7, 12.8 and 12.9 of the Equity Definitions, Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply to such Affected Transaction(s).

Additional Disruption Events:  

(a)

Change in Law:

Applicable; provided that (i) that clause (Y) of Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions shall not be applicable only to the extent as any event described therein results in an increased cost to Dealer of hedging the Transaction which increased cost would be included under “Increased Cost of Hedging” and (ii) in the event a Change in Law occurs in respect of Dealer pursuant to clause (Y) of Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions (taking into account clause (i) of this proviso) and Dealer provides a notice of termination to Issuer pursuant to

 

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Section 12.9(b)(i) of the Equity Definitions, Issuer shall have the right to request, upon written notice delivered to Dealer prior to 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on the Scheduled Trading Day immediately prior to the date of termination specified in such notice, that Dealer propose an adjustment to the terms of the Transaction to account for the effect of such Change in Law on Dealer.  If Issuer accepts Dealer’s proposed adjustment prior to 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on the second Scheduled Trading Day following the date such proposed adjustment is delivered, Dealer shall so adjust the Transaction and such event shall not constitute a Change in Law. However, if (x) Iss


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