Quarterly Statements. We will provide holders of the notes with quarterly statements, which will indicate, among other things, the account balance at the end of the quarter, interest credited, redemptions or repurchases made, if any, and the interest rate paid during the quarter. These statements will be mailed not later than the 10th business day follow- ing the end of each calendar quarter. We may charge such holders a reasonable fee to cover the charges incurred in pro- viding such information.
Subordination. The indebtedness evidenced by the notes, and any interest thereon, is subordinated in right of pay- ment to all of our senior debt, including indebtedness held by our subsidiaries that are special purpose entities. “Senior debt” means all of our secured, unsecured, senior or subordinate indebtedness, as well as other financial obligations of the company, whether outstanding on the date of this prospectus or incurred after the date of this prospectus, whether such indebtedness is or is not specifically designated as being senior debt in its defining instruments, other than (i) exist- ing outstanding unsecured subordinated indebtedness in the amount of $22.1 million, as of June 30, 2010 ($20.3 million as of December 31, 2010), and (ii) any future offerings of additional renewable unsecured subordinated notes, both of which will rank equally with the notes. Any documents, agreements or instruments evidencing or relating to any senior debt may be amended, restated, supplemented and/or renewed from time to time without requiring any notice to or con- sent of any holder of notes or any person or entity acting on behalf of any such holder or the trustee.
The indenture does not prevent holders of senior debt from disposing of, or exercising any other rights with respect to, any or all of the collateral securing the senior debt. As of June 30, 2010, we had approximately $806.7 million of debt outstanding that is senior to the notes, of which approximately $780.0 million was issued by our consolidated spe- cial purpose entities. Including an additional approximately $68.0 million of debt that does not appear on our consoli- dated financial statements (which was issued by our off-balance sheet special purpose entities), we had approximately $874.7 million of debt outstanding that was senior to the notes. As of June 30, 2011, we had approximately $643.9 mil- lion of debt outstanding that is senior to the notes, of which approximately $590.6 million was issued by our consolidat- ed special purpose entities. Including accounts payable, accrued expenses and an additional approximately $53.2 mil- lion of debt that does not appear on our consolidated financial statements (which was issued by our off-balance sheet special purpose entities), we had approximately $720.5 million of outstanding obligations senior to the notes.
Except for certain limited restrictions, the terms of the notes or the indenture do not impose any limitation on the amount of senior debt or other indebtedness we may incur, although our existing senior debt agreements may restrict us from incurring new senior debt. See “Risk Factors – Risk Factors Relating to the Notes – Because the notes rank junior to substantially all of our existing and future debt and other financial obligations, your notes will lack priority in pay- ment.”
The notes are not guaranteed by any of our subsidiaries, affiliates or control persons. Accordingly, in the event of a liquidation or dissolution of one of our subsidiaries, creditors of that subsidiary will be paid in full, or provision for such payment will be made, from the assets of that subsidiary prior to distributing any remaining assets to us as a shareholder of that subsidiary. Therefore, in the event of liquidation or dissolution of a subsidiary, no assets of that subsidiary may be used to make payment to the holders of the notes until the creditors of that subsidiary are paid in full from the assets of that subsidiary.
In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or any other winding up of us, or of any receivership, insolvency, bank- ruptcy, readjustment, reorganization or similar proceeding under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or any other applicable fed- eral or state law relating to bankruptcy or insolvency, or during the continuation of any event of default on the senior debt, no payment may be made on the notes until all senior debt has been paid in full or provision for such payment has been made to the satisfaction of the senior debt holders. If any of the above events occurs, holders of senior debt may also submit claims on behalf of holders of the notes and retain the proceeds for their own benefit until they have been fully paid, and any excess will be turned over to the holders of the notes. If any distribution is nonetheless made to holders of the notes, the money or property distributed to them must be paid over to the holders of the senior debt to the extent necessary to pay senior debt in full.
We will not make any payment, direct or indirect (whether for interest, principal, as a result of any redemption or repurchase at maturity, on default, or otherwise), on the notes and any other indebtedness being subordinated to the payment of the notes, and neither the holders of the notes nor the trustee will have the right, directly or indirectly, to sue to enforce the indenture or the notes, if a default or event of default under any senior debt has occurred and is continu- ing, or if any default or event of default under any senior debt would result from such payment, in each case unless and until:
the default and event of default has been cured or waived or has ceased to exist; or