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BOOK-ENTRY-ONLY COLLATERALIZED MORTGAGE OBLIGATIONS (CMOS) - WITHOUT OWNER OPTION TO REDEEM/PASS-THROUGH SECURITIES/ AND ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES

Agency Agreement

BOOK-ENTRY-ONLY COLLATERALIZED MORTGAGE OBLIGATIONS (CMOS) -

WITHOUT OWNER OPTION TO REDEEM/PASS-THROUGH SECURITIES/

AND ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES

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Title: BOOK-ENTRY-ONLY COLLATERALIZED MORTGAGE OBLIGATIONS (CMOS) - WITHOUT OWNER OPTION TO REDEEM/PASS-THROUGH SECURITIES/ AND ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES
Governing Law: New York     Date: 11/5/2004

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EXHIBIT 4.4


BOOK-ENTRY-ONLY COLLATERALIZED MORTGAGE OBLIGATIONS (CMOS) -

WITHOUT OWNER OPTION TO REDEEM/PASS-THROUGH SECURITIES/

AND ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES


Letter of Representations*
[to be Completed by Issuer and Agent]

Discover Card Master Trust I, Series 2004-1


[Name of Issuer]

U.S. Bank National Association


[Name of Agent]

 

 

 

 

 

November 3, 2004

 

 


 

 

 

[Date]

Attention: General Counsel’s Office
The Depository Trust Company
55 Water Street 49th Floor
New York, NY 10041-0099

Re:

 

Floating Rate Class A Credit Card Pass-Through Certificates
Floating Rate Class B Credit Card Pass-Through Certificates


[Issue description (“The Securities”)]

Ladies and Gentlemen:

     This letter sets forth our understanding with respect to certain matters relating to the Securities. Agent shall act as trustee, paying agent, fiscal agent, or other such agent of Issuer with respect to the Securities. The Securities have been issued pursuant to a trust indenture, trust agreement, pooling and servicing agreement or other such document authorizing the issuance of the Securities dated November 3, 2004 (the “Document”). [“Underwriter/ Placement Agent”]**


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This Letter of Representations includes the Addendum attached hereto, which modifies and supercedes this Letter of Representations to the extent set forth therein.

 

 

 

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Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets Corporation, Calyon Securities (USA) Inc., and SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc.

 


 

is distributing the Securities through The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).

               To induce DTC to accept the Securities as eligible for deposit at DTC, and to act in accordance with its Rules with respect to the Securities, Issuer and Agent make the following representations to DTC:

               1. Prior to closing on the Securities on November 3, 2004 there shall be deposited with DTC one or more Security certificates registered in the name of DTC’s nominee, Cede & Co., for each stated maturity of the Securities in the face amounts set forth on Schedule A hereto, the total of which represents 100% of the principal amount of such Securities. If however, the aggregate principal amount of any maturity exceeds $500 million, one certificate shall be issued with respect to each $500 million of principal amount and an additional certificate shall be issued with respect to any remaining principal amount. Each Security certificate shall bear the following legend:

     Unless this certificate is presented by an authorized representative of The Depository Trust Company, a New York corporation (“DTC”), to Issuer or its agent for registration of transfer, exchange, or payment, and any certificate issued is registered in the name of Cede & Co. or in such other name as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC (and any payment is made to Cede & Co. or to such other entity as is requested by an authorized representative of DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL inasmuch as the registered owner hereof, Cede & Co., has an interest herein.

Issuer represents:

               The Security certificate(s) shall remain in Agent’s custody as a “Balance Certificate” subject to the provisions of the Balance Certificate Agreement between Agent and DTC currently in effect.

               On each day on which Agent is open for business and on which it receives an instruction originated by a DTC participant (“Participant”) through DTC’s Deposit/Withdrawal at Custodian (“DWAC”) system to increase the Participant’s account by a specified number of Securities (a “Deposit Instruction”), Agent shall, no later than 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) that day, either approve or cancel the Deposit Instruction through the DWAC system.

               On each day on which Agent is open for business and on which it receives an instruction originated by Participant through the DWAC system to decrease the Participant’s account by a specified number of Securities (a “Withdrawal Instruction”), Agent shall, no later than 6:30 pm. (Eastern Time) that day, either approve or cancel the Withdrawal Instruction through the DWAC system.

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               Agent agrees that its approval of a Deposit or Withdrawal Instruction shall be deemed to be the receipt by DTC of a new reissued or reregistered certificated Security on registration of transfer to the name of Cede & Co. for the quantity of Securities evidenced by the Balance Certificate after the Deposit or Withdrawal Instruction is effected.

               2. Issuer: (a) understands that DTC has no Obligation to, and will not, communicate to its Participants or to any person having an interest in the Securities any information contained in the Security certificate(s); and (b) acknowledges that neither DTC’s Participants nor any person having an interest in the Securities shall be deemed to have notice of the provisions of the Security certificates by virtue of submission of such certificate(s) to DTC.

               3. In the event of any solicitation of consents from or voting by holders of the Securities, Issuer or Agent shall establish a record date for such purposes (with no provision for revocation of consents or votes by subsequent holders) and shall send notice of such record date to DTC no fewer than 15 calendar days in advance of such record date. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph by telecopy shall be directed to DTC’s Reorganization Department, Proxy Unit at (212) 855-5181 or (212) 855-5182. If the party sending the notice does not receive a telecopy receipt from DTC confirming that the notice has been received, such party shall telephone (212) 855-5202. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph, by mail or by any other means, shall be sent to:

Supervisor, Proxy Unit
Reorganization Department
The Depository Trust Company
55 Water Street 50th Floor
New York, NY 10041-0099

               4. In the event of a full or partial redemption, Issuer or Agent shall send a notice to DTC specifying: (a) the amount of the redemption or refunding; (b) in the case of a refunding, the maturity date(s) established under the refunding; and (c) the date such notice is to be distributed to Security holders (the “Publication Date”). Such notice shall be sent to DTC by a secure means (e.g. legible telecopy, registered or certified mail, overnight delivery) in a timely manner designed to assure that such notice is in DTC’s possession no later than the close of business on the business day before or, if possible, two business days before the Publication Date. Issuer or Agent shall forward such notice either in a separate secure transmission for each CUSIP number or in a secure transmission for multiple CUSIP numbers (if applicable) which includes a manifest or list of each CUSIP number submitted in that transmission. (The party sending such notice shall have a method to verify subsequently the use of such means and the timeliness of such notice). The Publication Date shall be no fewer than 30 days nor more than 60 days prior to the redemption date or, in the case of an advance refunding, the date that the proceeds are deposited in escrow. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph by telecopy shall be directed to DTC’s Call Notification Department at (516) 227-4164 or (516) 227-4190. If the party sending the notice does not receive a telecopy receipt from DTC confirming that the notice has been received, such party shall telephone (516) 227-4070. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph, by mail or by any other means, shall be sent to:

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Manager, Call Notification Department
The Depository Trust Company
711 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530-4719

               5. In the event of an invitation to tender the Securities (including mandatory tenders, exchanges, and capital changes), notice by Issuer or Agent to Security holders shall be sent to DTC specifying the terms of the tender and the Publication Date of such notice. Such notice shall be sent to DTC by a secure means (e.g. legible telecopy, registered or certified mail, overnight delivery) in a timely manner designed to assure that such notice is in DTC’s possession no later than the close of business on the business day before or, if possible, two business days before the Publication Date. Issuer or Agent shall forward such notice either in a separate secure transmission for each CUSIP number or in a secure transmission for multiple CUSIP numbers (if applicable) which includes a manifest or list of each CUSIP number submitted in that transmission. (The party sending such notice shall have a method to verify subsequently the use and timeliness of such notice.) Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph and notices of other corporate actions by telecopy shall be directed to DTC’s Reorganization Department at (212) 855-5488. If the party sending the notice does not receive a telecopy receipt from DTC confirming that the notice has been received, such party shall telephone (212) 855-5290. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph, by mail or by any other means, shall be sent to:

Manager, Reorganization Department
Reorganization Window
The Depository Trust Company
55 Water Street 50TH Floor
New York, NY 10041-0099

               6. It is understood that if the Security holders shall at any time have the right to tender the Securities to Issuer and require that Issuer repurchase such holders’ Securities pursuant to the document and Cede & Co., as nominee of DTC, or its registered assigns, as the record owner, is entitled to tender the Securities, such tenders will be effected by means of DTC’s Repayment Option Procedures. Under the Repayment Option Procedures, DTC shall receive, during the applicable tender period, instructions from its Participants to tender Securities for purchase. Issuer and Agent agree that such tender for purchase may be made by DTC by means of a book-entry credit of such Securities to the account of Agent, provided that such credit is made on or before the final day of the applicable tender period. DTC agrees that promptly after the recording of any such book-entry credit, it will provide to Agent an Agent Receipt and Confirmation or the equivalent, in accordance with the Repayment Option Procedures, identifying the Securities and the aggregate principal amount thereof as to which such tender for purchase has been made.

               Agent shall send DTC notice regarding such optional tender by hand or by a secure means (e.g., legible facsimile transmission, registered or certified mail, overnight delivery) in a timely manner designed to assure that such notice is in DTC’s possession no later than the close of business two business days before the Publication Date. The Publication Date shall be no fewer than 15 days prior to the expiration date of the applicable tender period. Such notice shall state whether any partial redemption of the Securities is scheduled to occur during the applicable optional tender

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period. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph by telecopy shall be directed to DTC’s Put Bond Unit at (212) 855-5235. If the party sending the notice does not receive a telecopy receipt from DTC confirming that the notice has been received, such party shall telephone (212) 855-5230. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph, by mail or by any other means, shall be sent to:

Supervisor, Put Bond Unit
Reorganization Window
The Depository Trust Company
55 Water Street 50TH Floor
New York, NY 10041-0099

               7. All notices and payment advices sent to DTC shall contain the CUSIP number of the Securities.

               8. Issuer or Agent shall send DTC written notice with respect to the dollar amount per $1,000 original face value (or other minimum authorized denomination if less than $1,000 face value) payable on each payment date allocated as to the interest and principal portions thereof preferably five, but no fewer than two, business days prior to such payment date. Such notices, which shall also contain the current pool factor, any special adjustments to principal/interest rates (e.g., adjustments due to deferred interest or shortfall), and Agent contact’s name and telephone number, shall be sent by telecopy to DTC’s Dividend Department at (212) 855-4555, and receipt of such notices shall be confirmed by telephoning (212) 855-4550. Notices to DTC, pursuant to this Paragraph, by mail or by any other means, shall be sent to:

Manager, Announcements
Dividend Department
The Depository Trust Company
55 Water Street 25TH Floor
New York, NY 10041-0099

               9. Issuer represents: The interest accrual period is payment date to payment date.

               10. Issuer or Agent shall provide a written notice of interest payment information, including the stated coupon rate information, to DTC as soon as the information is available. Issuer or Agent shall provide such notice directly to DTC electronically, as previously arranged by Issuer or Agent and DTC. If electronic transmission has not been arranged, absent any other arrangements between Issuer or Agent and DTC, such information shall be sent by telecopy to DTC’s Dividend Department at (212) 855-4555 or (212) 855-4556. If the party sending the notice does not receive a telecopy receipt from DTC confirming that the notice has been received, such party shall telephone (212) 855-4550. Notices to DTC pursuant to this Paragraph, by mail or by any other means, shall be sent to DTC’s Dividend Department as indicated in Paragraph 8.

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