We may offer certain of these notes to entities, including statutory or common law trusts, that are not affiliated with us and that offer pass-through or similar securities to investors, in public offerings that will occur at or around the same time as the offering of the notes. We will utilize the services of one or more broker-dealers as our agents in the offerings of notes to these entities. These broker-dealers will be considered statutory underwriters, within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, with respect to the notes offered to those entities.
The agents or dealers to or through which we may sell notes may engage in transactions with us and perform services for us in the ordinary course of business.
Alan M. Green, our General Counsel, Corporate Treasury, will issue an opinion about the legality of the notes for us. Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, New York will issue an opinion for the agents. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, New York will issue an opinion regarding the “United States Tax Considerations” section of this prospectus supplement. Mr. Green beneficially owns or has rights to acquire an aggregate of less than 0.01% of General Electric Company’s common stock.