EX-4.15 13 d191939dex415.htm EX-4.15 EX-4.15

Exhibit 4.15


FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (the “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of January 1, 2003 by and among EnCana Corporation, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of Canada (the “Amalgamated Company”), having its principal office at 1800, 855 2nd Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S5, and The Bank of New York, as trustee under the Indenture referred to below (the “Trustee”).

WHEREAS, EnCana Pipelines Ltd., a corporation duly continued under the laws of Canada, has amalgamated with Alberta Energy Company Ltd. (“AEC”), a corporation duly continued under the laws of Canada;

WHEREAS, AEC and the Trustee are parties to that certain indenture, dated as of September 15, 2000 (the “Indenture”), under which AEC may issue from time to time unsecured debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness in an unlimited aggregate principal amount issuable in one or more series as provided therein and pursuant to which AEC’s 7.650% Notes due 2010, 8.125% Notes due 2030 and 7.375% Notes due 2031 (collectively, the “Securities”) were issued;

WHEREAS, Section 801(1) of the Indenture provides, in part, that AEC may amalgamate with another corporation so long as the successor company shall expressly assume by supplemental indenture, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, or shall assume by operation of law, AEC’s obligations under the Securities and the Indenture;

WHEREAS, AEC has amalgamated with EnCana Corporation and EnCana Midstream Limited, another wholly-owned subsidiary of EnCana Corporation, to form the Amalgamated Company, and the Amalgamated Company has assumed by operation of law AEC’s obligations under the Securities and the Indenture;

WHEREAS, Section 901(1) of the Indenture provides for the entering into of a supplemental indenture to evidence, among other things, the succession of another Person to AEC and the assumption by any such successor of the covenants of AEC contained in the Indenture and in the Securities;

WHEREAS, the entry into of this Supplemental Indenture by the parties hereto is in all respects authorized by the provisions of the Indenture, and all things necessary to make this Supplemental Indenture a valid agreement of the Amalgamated Company in accordance with its terms have been done.

The parties hereto agree as follows:

1. Definitions. All capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Indenture.

2. Effect. This Supplemental Indenture shall become effective upon its execution and delivery by the parties hereto.

3. Succession to Indenture. The Amalgamated Company hereby succeeds to and is substituted for AEC under the Indenture and the Securities, with the same effect as if the Amalgamated Company had been a party to the Indenture. The Amalgamated Company agrees to comply with all applicable terms of the Indenture.

4. Assumption of Obligations and Covenants. The Amalgamated Company hereby assumes all obligations and covenants of, and may exercise every right and power of, AEC under the Indenture and the Securities.

5. Responsibility of Trustee. The Trustee shall not be responsible for the validity as to the Amalgamated Company or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture or as to the due execution thereof by the Amalgamated Company or as to recitals of fact contained herein, all of which are made solely by the Amalgamated Company.

6. Governing Law. This Supplemental Indenture shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

7. Counterparts. This Supplemental Indenture may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same document.

8. Effect on Indenture. This Supplemental Indenture shall form a part of the Indenture for all purposes and every holder of Securities heretofore or hereafter authenticated and delivered shall be bound hereby. Except as expressly set forth herein, the Indenture is in all respects ratified and confirmed and all the terms, conditions and provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Supplemental Indenture as of the date first above written.


EnCana Corporation

/s/ Thomas G. Hinton

Name:   Thomas G. Hinton
Title:   Treasurer

/s/ Kerry D. Dyte

Name:   Kerry D. Dyte
Title:   Corporate Secretary

The Bank of New York,

as Trustee


/s/ Vanessa Mack

Name:   Vanessa Mack
Title:   Assistant Vice President