If we use dealers in the sale, unless we otherwise indicate in the applicable prospectus
supplement, we will sell securities to the dealers as principals. The dealers may then resell the securities to the public at varying prices that the dealers may determine at the time of resale.
We may also sell securities
directly without using agents, underwriters, or dealers.
We may enter into agreements with underwriters, dealers and agents that entitle them to indemnification against certain civil liabilities,
including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribution with respect to payments which the underwriters, dealers or agents may be required to make. Underwriters, dealers and agents may be customers of, may engage in transactions with, or
perform services for, us or our subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business.
Underwriters, dealers and agents that participate in the
distribution of the securities may be underwriters as defined in the Securities Act, and any discounts or commissions received by them from us and any profit on the resale of the securities by them may be treated as underwriting discounts and
commissions under the Securities Act. Any underwriters, dealers or agents used in the offer or sale of securities will be identified and their compensation described in an applicable prospectus supplement.