General Terms Relating to Exercise - Equity Derivatives Provision

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TOC | 1 General Definitions | 2 Option Transactions | 3 Exercise of Options | 4 Forward Transactions | 5 Equity Swap Transactions | 6 Valuation | 7 Settlement | 8 Cash Settlement | 9 Physical Settlement | 10 Dividends | 11 Adjustments and Modifications | 12 Extraordinary Events · 12.8 Cancellation Amount · 12.9 Additional Disruption Events · 12.9 List of ADEs · 12.9(b) Consequences of ADEs | 13 Miscellaneous

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Section 3.1 in a Nutshell
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3.1. General Terms Relating to Exercise.

3.1(a)Exercise Period” means:
(i) For American Options: all Scheduled Trading Days from, and including, the Commencement Date to, and including, the Expiration Date between 9:00 a.m. and the Latest Exercise Time,
(ii) For Bermuda Options: each Potential Exercise Date and the Expiration Date, between 9:00 a.m. and the Latest Exercise Time, and
(iii) For European Options: the Expiration Date between 9:00 a.m. and the Expiration Time.
All such times will be local time in the location specified in the Confirmation for receipt by Seller or Seller’s Agent or, if not specified, local time in the jurisdiction of the Exchange.
3.1(b)Exercise Date” means the Scheduled Trading Day during the Exercise Period on which such Option is exercised.
3.1(c)Potential Exercise Date” means each specified as such in a Bermuda Option Confirmation (or, if it is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day), unless it is a Disrupted Day due to an event occurring before the Latest Exercise Time in which case it will be the following undisrupted Scheduled Trading Day, though if eight Scheduled Trading Days in a row are Disrupted Days, the eighth one, even though a Disrupted Day, will be the Potential Exercise Date. In any case, if an Option Transaction is exercised on a Scheduled Trading Day that would have been an Potential Exercise Date had it not been a Disrupted Day, that day will be treated as the Potential Exercise Date when determining whether an Exercise Date has occurred during the Exercise Period.
3.1(d)Latest Exercise Time” will be specified in the Option Transaction Confirmation (and if it is not, will be the Expiration Time). On the Expiration Date it will be the Expiration Time.
3.1(e) The “Expiration Time” for an Option Transaction will be the time specified or, if not specified, the Valuation Time.
3.1(f)Expiration Date” will be specified in an Option Transaction Confirmation (or, if it is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the following Scheduled Trading Day), unless that day has become a Disrupted Day before the Latest Exercise Time. In this case it will be the next undisrupted Scheduled Trading Day, though if eight Scheduled Trading Days in a row are Disrupted Days, the eighth one, even though a Disrupted Day, will be the Expiration Date. In any case, if an Option Transaction is exercised on a Scheduled Trading Day that would have been an Expiration Date had it not been a Disrupted Day, that day will be treated as the Expiration Date when determining whether an Exercise Date has occurred during the Exercise Period.

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Section 3.1. General Terms Relating to Exercise.

3.1(a) Exercise Period. “Exercise Period” means, unless otherwise specified in the related Confirmation,
(i) in respect of an American Option, all Scheduled Trading Days from, and including, the Commencement Date to, and including, the Expiration Date between 9:00 a.m. and the Latest Exercise Time,
(ii) in respect of a Bermuda Option, each Potential Exercise Date between 9:00 a.m. and the Latest Exercise Time and the Expiration Date between 9:00 a.m. and the Latest Exercise Time, and
(iii) in respect of a European Option, the Expiration Date between 9:00 a.m. and the Expiration Time.
All times specified in this paragraph shall be, unless otherwise specified in the related Confirmation, local time in the location specified in the related Confirmation for receipt by Seller of notices relating to the Transaction or, where an agent is designated by Seller for the purpose of receiving notice of exercise (“Seller’s Agent”), local time in the specified location of Seller’s Agent or, where no such location is specified in the related Confirmation, local time in the jurisdiction of the Exchange.
3.1(b) Exercise Date. “Exercise Date” means, in respect of an Option Transaction, the Scheduled Trading Day during the Exercise Period on which such Option is, or is deemed to be, exercised.
3.1(c) Potential Exercise Date. “Potential Exercise Date” means, in respect of a Bermuda Option, each date specified as such in the related Confirmation (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day), unless such date is a Disrupted Day due to the occurrence of an event giving rise to a Disrupted Day prior to the Latest Exercise Time on such date. If such date is a Disrupted Day due to the occurrence of such an event, then the Potential Exercise Date shall be the first succeeding Scheduled Trading Day that is not a Disrupted Day, unless each of the eight Scheduled Trading Days immediately following the original date that, but for the occurrence of a Disrupted Day, would have been the Potential Exercise Date is a Disrupted Day. In that case, that eighth Scheduled Trading Day shall be deemed to be the Potential Exercise Date, notwithstanding the fact that such day is a Disrupted Day. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an Option Transaction is exercised on a Scheduled Trading Day that would have been a Potential Exercise Date prior to the occurrence of an event giving rise to a Disrupted Day, such Scheduled Trading Day shall be deemed to be the Potential Exercise Date for the purpose of determining whether an Exercise Date has occurred during the Exercise Period.
3.1(d) Latest Exercise Time. “Latest Exercise Time” means, in respect of an Option Transaction, the time specified as such in the related Confirmation, provided that on the Expiration Date the Latest Exercise Time shall be the Expiration Time. If no such time is specified, the Latest Exercise Time shall be the Expiration Time.
3.1(e) Expiration Time. “Expiration Time” means, in respect of an Option Transaction, the time specified as such in the related Confirmation. If no such time is specified, the Expiration Time shall be the Valuation Time.
3.1(f) Expiration Date. “Expiration Date” means, in respect of an Option Transaction, the date specified as such in the related Confirmation (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day), unless such date is a Disrupted Day due to the occurrence of an event giving rise to a Disrupted Day prior to the Latest Exercise Time on such date. If such date is a Disrupted Day due to the occurrence of such an event, then the Expiration Date shall be the first succeeding Scheduled Trading Day that is not a Disrupted Day, unless each of the eight Scheduled Trading Days immediately following the original date that, but for the occurrence of a Disrupted Day, would have been the Expiration Date is a Disrupted Day. In that case, that eighth Scheduled Trading Day shall be deemed to be the Expiration Date, notwithstanding the fact that such day is a Disrupted Day. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an Option Transaction is exercised on a Scheduled Trading Day that would have been an Expiration Date but for the occurrence of an event giving rise to a Disrupted Day, such Scheduled Trading Day shall be deemed to be the Expiration Date for the purpose of determining whether an Exercise Date has occurred during the Exercise Period.

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Expiration Time

As will be obvious when you stop to think about it, an Expiration Time[1] is only germane for Option Transactions, which are prone to expire in a way that Equity Swap Transactions terminate (if indeed they even do that, he says, thinking wistfully of the synthetic equity swaps world.
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  1. Couldn’t they have called it an Expiry Time, by the way?