The subordinated debentures will bear interest from the date they are issued until September 29, 2036, the ˘scheduled maturity date,÷ at the annual rate of 6.625% of their principal amount, payable quarterly in arrears on each March 29, June 29, September 29 and December 29, beginning December 29, 2006. We will not be required to settle deferred interest pursuant to the alternative payment mechanism described in this prospectus supplement until we have deferred interest for 5 years or made a payment of current interest, and we may defer interest for up to 10 years without giving rise to an event of default. Deferred interest may be cancelled in certain limited circumstances, and in the event of bankruptcy, holders will have a limited claim for deferred interest.
The principal amount of the subordinated debentures will become due on the scheduled maturity date only to the extent that we have received proceeds from the sale of certain qualifying capital securities during a 180-day period ending on a notice date not more than 15 or less than 10 business days prior to such date. We will use our commercially reasonable efforts, subject to certain market disruption events, to sell enough qualifying capital securities to permit repayment of the subordinated debentures in full on the scheduled maturity date. If any amount is not paid on the scheduled maturity date, it will remain outstanding and bear interest at a floating rate payable monthly in arrears and we will continue to use our commercially reasonable efforts to sell enough qualifying capital securities to permit repayment of the subordinated debentures in full. On September 15, 2066, we must pay any remaining principal and interest on the subordinated debentures in full whether or not we have sold qualifying capital securities.