All payments made by RCI under or with respect to the debt securities will be made free and clear of and without withholding or deduction for or on account of any present or future tax, duty, levy, impost, assessment or other governmental charge imposed or levied by or on behalf of the Government of Canada or of any province or territory thereof or by any authority or agency therein or thereof having power to tax (hereinafter “Taxes”), unless RCI is required to withhold or deduct Taxes by law or by the interpretation or administration thereof. If RCI is so required to withhold or deduct any amount for or on account of Taxes from any payment made under or with respect to the debt securities, RCI will pay as interest such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as may be necessary so that the net amount received by each holder of such debt securities in respect of a beneficial owner (including Additional Amounts) after such withholding or deduction will not be less than the amount such holder would have received in respect of the beneficial owner if such Taxes had not been withheld or deducted; provided that no Additional Amounts will be payable with respect to a payment made to a holder of debt securities in respect of a beneficial owner (each an “Excluded Person”) (i) with which RCI does not deal at arm’s length (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) at the time of making such payment, (ii) which is subject to such Taxes by reason of its being connected with Canada or any province or territory thereof otherwise than by the acquisition or mere holding of debt securities or the receipt of payments thereunder, (iii) which is subject to such Taxes by reason of its failure to comply with any certification, identification, documentation or other reporting requirements if compliance is required by law, regulation, administrative practice or an applicable treaty as a pre-condition to exemption from, or a reduction in the rate of deduction or withholding of, such Taxes, (iv) if the debt securities are presented for payment more than 15 days after the date on which such payment or such debt securities became due and payable or the date on which payment thereof is duly provided for, whichever is later (except to the extent that the holder would have been entitled to such Additional Amounts had the debt securities been presented on the last day of such 15-day period) or (v) to the extent that such withholding is imposed on a payment to a holder or beneficial owner who is an individual pursuant to European Union Directive 2003/48/EC on the taxation of savings or any law implementing or complying with, or introduced in order to conform to, such Directive. RCI will also (a) make such withholding or deduction and (b) remit the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant authority in accordance with applicable law. Upon the written request of a holder of debt securities, RCI will furnish, as soon as reasonably practicable, to such holder of debt securities certified copies of tax receipts evidencing such payment by RCI. RCI will indemnify and hold harmless each holder of debt securities in respect of a beneficial owner (other than an Excluded Person) and, upon written request of any holder of debt securities (other than an Excluded Person), reimburse such holder for the amount of (i) any such Taxes so levied or imposed and paid by such holder as a result of any failure of RCI to withhold, deduct or remit to the relevant tax authority, on a timely basis, the full amounts required under applicable law; and (ii) any such Taxes so levied or imposed with respect to any reimbursement under the foregoing clause (i), so that the net amount received by such holder in respect of a beneficial owner after such reimbursement would not be less than the net amount such holder would have received in respect of the beneficial owner if such taxes on such reimbursement had not been imposed.
At least 30 days prior to each date on which any payment under or with respect to the debt securities is due and payable, if RCI will be obligated to pay Additional Amounts with respect to such payment, RCI will deliver to the trustee an officer’s certificate stating the fact that such Additional Amounts will be payable, stating the amounts so payable and setting forth such other information necessary to enable the trustee, on behalf of the Company, to pay such Additional Amounts to holders of debt securities on the payment date. Whenever in the indenture there is mentioned, in any context, the payment of principal (and premium, if any), redemption price, interest or any other amount payable under or with respect to any debt securities, such mention shall be deemed to include mention of the payment of Additional Amounts to the extent that, in such context, Additional Amounts are, were or would be payable in respect thereof.