UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

Form 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

August 30, 2019

 

Commission File Number: 001-36568

 


 

HEALTHEQUITY, INC.

 


 

Delaware

 

7389

 

52-2383166

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

15 West Scenic Pointe Drive

Suite 100

Draper, Utah 84020

(801) 727-1000

(Address, including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2):

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

HQY

 

The NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

 

 

 


 

Introductory Note

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed in connection with the completion of the transactions contemplated by that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among HealthEquity, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“HealthEquity”), Pacific Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthEquity (“Merger Sub”), and WageWorks, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“WageWorks”). On August 30, 2019, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub merged with and into WageWorks, with WageWorks continuing as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthEquity (the “Merger”).

 

Item 1.01                    Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement

 

In connection with the closing of the Merger, on August 30, 2019, HealthEquity entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”), among HealthEquity, as borrower, each lender from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”), Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Agent”), and the Swing Line Lender (as defined therein), and each L/C Issuer (as defined therein) party thereto, pursuant to which HealthEquity established:

 

(i)        a five-year senior secured term loan A facility (the “Term Loan Facility”), in an aggregate principal amount of $1,250,000,000, the proceeds of which were used to finance the Merger, to refinance substantially all outstanding indebtedness of HealthEquity and WageWorks and to pay fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Merger and the Credit Agreement; and

 

(ii)       a five-year senior secured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility” and, together with the Term Loan Facility, the “Credit Facilities”), in an aggregate principal amount of up to $350,000,000 (with a $25,000,000 sub-limit for the issuance of letters of credit), the proceeds of which may be used for working capital and general corporate purposes of HealthEquity and its subsidiaries, including the financing of acquisitions and other investments.

 

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Credit Agreement (including obtaining additional commitments from one or more new or existing lenders), HealthEquity may in the future incur additional loans or commitments under the Credit Agreement in an aggregate principal amount of up to $300,000,000, plus an additional amount so long as HealthEquity’s pro forma secured net leverage ratio would not exceed 3.85 to 1.00 as of the date such loans or commitments are incurred.

 

Borrowings under the Credit Facilities will bear interest at an annual rate equal to, at the option of HealthEquity, either (i) LIBOR (adjusted for reserves) plus a margin ranging from 1.25% to 2.25% or (ii) an alternate base rate plus a margin ranging from 0.25% to 1.25%, with the applicable margin determined by reference to a leverage-based pricing grid set forth in the Credit Agreement. HealthEquity is also required to pay certain fees to the Lenders, including, among others, a quarterly commitment fee on the average unused amount of the Revolving Credit Facility at a rate ranging from 0.20% to 0.40%, with the applicable rate also determined by reference to a leverage-based pricing grid set forth in the Credit Agreement.

 

The loans made under the Term Loan Facility will amortize in equal quarterly installments in an aggregate annual amount equal to the following percentage of the original principal amount of the Term Loan Facility: (i) 2.5% for the first year after the closing of the Merger; (ii) 5.0% for each of the second and third years after the closing of the Merger; (iii) 7.5% for the fourth year after the closing of the Merger; and (iv) 10.0% for the fifth year after the closing of the Merger. In addition, the Term Loan Facility is required to be mandatorily prepaid with 100% of the net cash proceeds of all asset sales and insurance and condemnation recoveries, subject to customary exceptions and thresholds, including to the extent such proceeds are reinvested in assets useful in the business of HealthEquity and its subsidiaries within 15 months following receipt (or committed to be reinvested within such 15-month period and reinvested within 180 days after the end of such 15-month period). The loans under the Credit Facilities may be prepaid, and the commitments thereunder may be reduced, by HealthEquity without penalty or premium, subject to the reimbursement of customary “breakage costs.”

 

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The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including covenants that limit, among other things, the ability of HealthEquity and its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness, create liens, merge or dissolve, make investments, dispose of assets, engage in sale and leaseback transactions, make distributions and dividends and prepayments of junior indebtedness, engage in transactions with affiliates, enter into restrictive agreements, amend documentation governing junior indebtedness, modify its fiscal year and modify its organizational documents, in each case, subject to customary exceptions, thresholds, qualifications and “baskets.” In addition, the Credit Agreement contains financial performance covenants, which require HealthEquity to maintain (i) a maximum total net leverage ratio, measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, of no greater than 5.25 to 1.00, which steps down to (x) 5.00 to 1.00 beginning with the fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2020 and (y) 4.50 to 1.00 beginning with the fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2021 (subject to a customary “acquisition holiday” provision that allows the maximum total net leverage ratio to increase to 5.00 to 1.00 for the four fiscal quarter period ending on or following the date of a permitted acquisition by HealthEquity in excess of $100,000,000), and (ii) a minimum interest coverage ratio, measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, of no less than 3.00 to 1.00.

 

The repayment obligation under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default thereunder, including, among other things, failure to pay principal, interest or fees on a timely basis, material inaccuracy of any representation or warranty, failure to comply with covenants, cross-default to other material debt, material judgments, change of control and certain insolvency or bankruptcy-related events, in each case, subject to any certain grace and/or cure periods.

 

The obligations of HealthEquity under the Credit Agreement are required to be unconditionally guaranteed by WageWorks and each of HealthEquity’s subsequently acquired or organized direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries and are secured by security interests in substantially all assets of HealthEquity and the guarantors, in each case, subject to certain customary exceptions.

 

The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Credit Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 2.01                    Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

 

As a result of the Merger, WageWorks became a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthEquity and each issued and outstanding share of WageWorks common stock outstanding at the time of the Merger (other than shares (i) owned in treasury by WageWorks, (ii) owned by HealthEquity, Merger Sub or any other wholly owned subsidiary of HealthEquity, and (iii) held by WageWorks stockholders who perfected their appraisal rights with respect to the Merger) were cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive $51.35 in cash, without interest (the “Merger Consideration”).

 

Additionally, at the effective time of the Merger:

 

(x)                     each outstanding WageWorks stock option (whether vested or unvested) was cancelled and, if the exercise price per share of such stock option was less than $51.35, was exchanged for an amount of cash, without interest, equal to (1) the Merger Consideration less the applicable exercise price per share with respect to such stock option multiplied by (2) the number of shares covered by such stock option;

 

(y)                     each outstanding award of WageWorks restricted stock units (“RSUs”) subject to only time-based vesting conditions (1) granted prior to June 26, 2019 was fully vested and entitled to receive the Merger Consideration for each share covered by such award or (2) granted on or after June 26, 2019, was, as of the effective time of the Merger, assumed by HealthEquity and converted automatically into an award of RSUs covering an adjusted (based on the ratio of the Merger Consideration to $0.7795) number of shares of common stock of HealthEquity and will continue to have, and be subject to the

 

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same terms and conditions applicable to such RSUs immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Assumed RSU Awards”); and

 

(z)                      each outstanding award of WageWorks RSUs granted prior to June 26, 2019 and subject to performance-based vesting conditions (each, a “Performance Unit”) (1) in the case of any Performance Unit for which the performance period was complete but for which the board of directors of WageWorks had not determined the achievement of the underlying performance goals, vested based on actual performance, (2) in the case of any Performance Unit for which the performance period was incomplete, vested based on target performance, and (3) in the case of any Performance Unit that had not vested in accordance with clause (1) or (2), was cancelled for no consideration. Each Performance Unit that vested according to the previous sentence was cancelled in exchange for an amount of cash, without interest, equal to the Merger Consideration multiplied by the number of shares covered by such vested Performance Unit.

 

In connection with the consummation of the Merger, Wage Works repaid approximately $117 million of loans outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

 

The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to (i) the other items of this Current Report on Form 8-K and (ii) the Merger Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 5.02                    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

 

Effective as of the closing of the Merger, HealthEquity assumed the WageWorks, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended through the date hereof, the “Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan”), and also assumed the Assumed RSU Awards (which were the only awards outstanding under the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan as of the effective time of the Merger), subject to applicable adjustments in the manner set forth in the Merger Agreement.  In addition, the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan was amended to reflect HealthEquity’s sponsorship of the plan following the closing of the Merger and that no additional awards may be granted under the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan. The Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan was previously approved by the WageWorks stockholders.  Except as otherwise provided herein, a general description of the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan is set forth in WageWorks’ 2013 definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 1, 2013, under the caption “Approval of Amendment and Restatement of the 2010 Equity Incentive Plan,” which description is incorporated herein by reference.

 

On August 29, 2019, the board of directors of HealthEquity approved Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) to the HealthEquity 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the “HealthEquity Plan”), effective as of, and subject to, the closing of the Merger.  The Amendment provides that the number of shares of common stock of HealthEquity that may be granted under the HealthEquity Plan will be increased by 5,255,027 in addition to the shares of common stock of HealthEquity previously reserved for issuance under the HealthEquity Plan. The additional shares of common stock of HealthEquity reserved for issuance under the HealthEquity Plan pursuant to the Amendment were originally shares available for issuance under the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan as of the effective time of the Merger, as adjusted to reflect the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.  The additional shares may be utilized for equity-based awards to be granted under the HealthEquity Plan, provided that, (i) the period during which such shares are available under the HealthEquity Plan may not be extended beyond the period during which they would have been available under the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan, absent the Merger, and (ii) such equity-based awards may not be granted to individuals who were employees, directors or consultants of HealthEquity or its affiliates at the time the Merger was consummated.

 

Each of the assumption of the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan and the adoption of the Amendment were made pursuant to the exception from Nasdaq’s requirement of shareholder approval of the establishment of or material amendments to equity compensation plans for plans or arrangements relating to an acquisition or merger provided by Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(3).

 

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The foregoing descriptions of the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan and the Amendment to the HealthEquity Plan do not purport to be complete, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of each of the Amended and Restated WageWorks Plan and the Amendment, respectively, which are filed herewith as Exhibit 10.2 and Exhibit 10.3, respectively.

 

Item 7.01                    Regulation FD Disclosure

 

On August 30, 2019, HealthEquity issued a press release announcing the completion of the Merger, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

The information in Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01                    Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(a)         Financial statements of business acquired.

 

(i)         The audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2018, were previously filed as Exhibit 99.1 to HealthEquity’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on July 8, 2019, as amended by Amendment No. 1 on Form 8-K/A filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on July 9, 2019.

 

(ii)        The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of WageWorks as of June 30, 2019 and for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, are filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

(b)         Pro forma financial information.

 

The unaudited pro forma combined condensed balance sheet of HealthEquity (a) as of April 30, 2019, combining the historical unaudited consolidated balance sheet of HealthEquity as of April 30, 2019 and the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet of WageWorks as of March 31, 2019, as well as the unaudited pro forma combined condensed statements of income for the three months ended April 30, 2019 and the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019, combining the unaudited historical statements of operations of HealthEquity for the three months ended April, 30, 2019 and the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019 and the unaudited statement of income data for WageWorks for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, giving effect to the Merger as if it had occurred on February 1, 2018, were previously filed as Exhibit 99.7 to HealthEquity’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on July 9, 2019.

 

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(d)         Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

 

Description

 

 

 

2.1

 

Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 26, 2019, by and among HealthEquity, Inc., WageWorks, Inc. and Pacific Merger Sub Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of HealthEquity, Inc., filed on June 27, 2019)*

 

 

 

10.1

 

Credit Agreement, dated as of August 30, 2019, among HealthEquity, Inc., as borrower, each lender from time to time party thereto, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and the swing line lender, and each L/C Issuer party thereto*

 

 

 

10.2

 

WageWorks, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated through August 29, 2019

 

 

 

10.3

 

Amendment No. 1 to the HealthEquity 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release of HealthEquity, Inc., dated August 30, 2019

 

 

 

99.2

 

Interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of WageWorks, Inc. as of June 30, 2019 and for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 


* Schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. HealthEquity hereby undertakes to furnish supplementally copies of any of the omitted schedules upon request by the SEC.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: August 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Darcy Mott

 

 

Name: Darcy Mott

 

 

Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

DATED AS OF AUGUST 30, 2019

 

AMONG

 

HEALTHEQUITY, INC.,
AS BORROWER,

 

VARIOUS LENDERS,

 

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC, GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., CITIBANK, N.A.,
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS(1) AND

SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.,
AS JOINT LEAD ARRANGERS AND JOINT BOOKRUNNERS,

 

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
CITIBANK, N.A., RBC CAPITAL MARKETS AND

SUNTRUST BANK,
AS SYNDICATION AGENTS,

 

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A., CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

CITIZENS BANK, N.A., THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK,

MUFG UNION BANK, N.A., REGIONS BANK AND

SANTANDER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

AS DOCUMENTATION AGENTS

 

AND

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

 


 

SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITIES

 


 


(1)  RBC Capital Markets is a brand name for the capital markets business of Royal Bank of Canada and its affiliates.

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

 

ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

1

 

 

Section 1.01

Defined Terms

1

Section 1.02

Other Interpretive Provisions

51

Section 1.03

Accounting Terms

52

Section 1.04

Rounding

53

Section 1.05

Times of Day

53

Section 1.06

Letter of Credit Amounts

53

Section 1.07

Currency Equivalents Generally; Change of Currency

53

Section 1.08

Timing of Payment and Performance

53

Section 1.09

Certain Calculations

53

Section 1.10

Rates

56

 

 

 

ARTICLE 2. THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

56

 

 

Section 2.01

The Loans

56

Section 2.02

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans

57

Section 2.03

Letters of Credit

58

Section 2.04

Swing Line Loans

68

Section 2.05

Prepayments

71

Section 2.06

Termination or Reduction of Commitments

74

Section 2.07

Repayment of Loans

75

Section 2.08

Interest

77

Section 2.09

Fees

77

Section 2.10

Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate

78

Section 2.11

Evidence of Debt

78

Section 2.12

Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback

79

Section 2.13

Sharing of Payments by Lenders

81

Section 2.14

Incremental Facilities

82

Section 2.15

Cash Collateral

85

Section 2.16

Defaulting Lenders

86

Section 2.17

Refinancing Facilities

88

 

 

 

ARTICLE 3. TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

90

 

 

 

Section 3.01

Taxes

90

Section 3.02

Illegality

94

Section 3.03

Inability to Determine Rates

95

Section 3.04

Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans

95

Section 3.05

Compensation for Losses

97

Section 3.06

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

97

Section 3.07

Survival

98

 

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Section 3.08

Effect of Benchmark Transition Event

98

 

 

 

ARTICLE 4. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

99

 

 

Section 4.01

Conditions Precedent to the Closing Date

99

Section 4.02

Conditions to All Credit Extensions after the Closing Date

102

 

 

ARTICLE 5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

103

 

 

Section 5.01

Existence, Qualification and Power

103

Section 5.02

Authorization; No Contravention

103

Section 5.03

Governmental Authorization; Other Consents

103

Section 5.04

Binding Effect

104

Section 5.05

Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect

104

Section 5.06

Litigation

105

Section 5.07

No Default

105

Section 5.08

Ownership of Property; Liens

105

Section 5.09

Environmental

106

Section 5.10

Insurance

106

Section 5.11

Taxes

106

Section 5.12

ERISA Compliance; Labor Matters

106

Section 5.13

Subsidiaries; Equity Interests

107

Section 5.14

Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act

107

Section 5.15

Disclosure

107

Section 5.16

Compliance with Laws

108

Section 5.17

Taxpayer Identification Number

108

Section 5.18

Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.

108

Section 5.19

Solvency

108

Section 5.20

Collateral Documents

108

Section 5.21

Senior Debt

108

Section 5.22

Anti-Terrorism; Anti-Money Laundering; Etc.

109

Section 5.23

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

109

Section 5.24

EEA Financial Institution

109

Section 5.25

Non-Bank Trustee Matters

109

 

 

ARTICLE 6. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

109

 

 

Section 6.01

Financial Statements

110

Section 6.02

Certificates; Other Information

111

Section 6.03

Notices

112

Section 6.04

Preservation of Existence, Etc.

112

Section 6.05

Maintenance of Properties

113

Section 6.06

Maintenance of Insurance

113

Section 6.07

Compliance with Laws

113

Section 6.08

Books and Records

114

Section 6.09

Inspection Rights

114

 

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Section 6.10

Use of Proceeds

114

Section 6.11

Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security

114

Section 6.12

Compliance with Environmental Laws

118

Section 6.13

[Reserved]

118

Section 6.14

Non-Bank Trustee Matters

118

Section 6.15

Further Assurances

119

Section 6.16

Post-Closing Obligations

119

Section 6.17

Designation of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries

119

 

 

ARTICLE 7. NEGATIVE COVENANTS

120

 

 

Section 7.01

Liens

120

Section 7.02

Investments

123

Section 7.03

Indebtedness

126

Section 7.04

Fundamental Changes

130

Section 7.05

Dispositions

131

Section 7.06

Restricted Payments

132

Section 7.07

Change in Nature of Business

134

Section 7.08

Transactions with Affiliates

134

Section 7.09

Restrictive Agreements

134

Section 7.10

Use of Proceeds

136

Section 7.11

Financial Covenants

136

Section 7.12

Amendments of Organization Documents

137

Section 7.13

Fiscal Year

137

Section 7.14

Prepayments of Indebtedness

137

Section 7.15

Sale-Leaseback Transactions

137

Section 7.16

Amendments of Indebtedness

137

 

 

 

ARTICLE 8. EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

138

 

 

 

Section 8.01

Events of Default

138

Section 8.02

Remedies Upon Event of Default

140

Section 8.03

Application of Funds

141

 

 

 

ARTICLE 9. AGENCY

141

 

 

 

Section 9.01

Appointment and Authority

141

Section 9.02

Rights as a Lender

142

Section 9.03

Exculpatory Provisions

142

Section 9.04

Reliance

143

Section 9.05

Delegation of Duties

143

Section 9.06

Resignation of Administrative Agent

144

Section 9.07

Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders

145

Section 9.08

No Other Duties, Etc.

145

Section 9.09

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim

145

Section 9.10

Collateral and Guaranty Matters

146

Section 9.11

Additional Secured Parties

147

 

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Section 9.12

Certain ERISA Matters

148

 

 

 

ARTICLE 10. MISCELLANEOUS

149

 

 

 

Section 10.01

Amendments, Etc.

149

Section 10.02

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication

151

Section 10.03

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement

153

Section 10.04

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver

154

Section 10.05

Payments Set Aside

156

Section 10.06

Successors and Assigns

156

Section 10.07

Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality

164

Section 10.08

Right of Setoff

165

Section 10.09

Interest Rate Limitation

166

Section 10.10

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness

166

Section 10.11

Survival of Representations and Warranties

166

Section 10.12

Severability

167

Section 10.13

Replacement of Lenders

167

Section 10.14

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.

168

Section 10.15

Waiver of Jury Trial

169

Section 10.16

California Judicial Reference

169

Section 10.17

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

169

Section 10.18

Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents

170

Section 10.19

USA PATRIOT Act

170

Section 10.20

Judgment Currency

171

Section 10.21

Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement

171

Section 10.22

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions

171

Section 10.23

Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

172

 

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SCHEDULES

 

 

 

 

 

1.01A

Existing Letters of Credit

 

1.01B

Mortgaged Properties

 

2.01

Commitments and Applicable Percentages

 

4.01(a)(ii)

Closing Date Collateral Documents

 

4.01(a)(iv)

Local Legal Counsel Opinions

 

5.13

Subsidiaries; Other Equity Investments

 

6.16

Post-Closing Obligations

 

7.01(b)

Existing Liens

 

7.02(h)

Existing Investments

 

7.03(b)

Existing Indebtedness

 

7.08

Transactions with Affiliates

 

10.02

Administrative Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

FORM OF

 

A-1

Committed Loan Notice

 

A-2

Conversion/Continuation Notice

 

A-3

Prepayment Notice

 

A-4

Swing Line Loan Prepayment Notice

 

B

Swing Line Loan Notice

 

C-1

Term Loan Note

 

C-2

Revolving Credit Note

 

D

Compliance Certificate

 

E-1

Assignment and Assumption

 

E-2

Administrative Questionnaire

 

F

Joinder Agreement

 

G

Guarantee and Collateral Agreement

 

H-1 through H-4

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates

 

I

Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement

 

J

Solvency Certificate

 

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This CREDIT AGREEMENT (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, this “Agreement”) is entered into as of August 30, 2019, among HEALTHEQUITY, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent and the Swing Line Lender, and each L/C Issuer (as defined below).

 

WITNESSETH

 

Whereas, the Borrower has requested that, substantially simultaneously with the consummation of the Acquisition, (a) the Term A Lenders extend Term A Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $1,250,000,000, (b) the Revolving Credit Lenders provide Revolving Credit Commitments in an aggregate principal amount of $350,000,000 and (c) the L/C Issuers agree to issue Letters of Credit in an aggregate amount available to be drawn not in excess of the Letter of Credit Sublimit; and

 

Whereas, the Lenders have indicated their willingness to lend and the L/C Issuers have indicated their willingness to issue letters of credit, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

 

Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE 1.
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

Section 1.01                             Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

Acquisition” means the acquisition by the Borrower, directly or indirectly, of the Target pursuant to the Acquisition Agreement.

 

Acquisition Agreement” means that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 26, 2019 (together with the exhibits and schedules thereto), by and among the Borrower, Pacific Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation, and the Target.

 

Acquisition Agreement Representations” means the representations and warranties made by or on behalf of the Target in the Acquisition Agreement as are material to the interests of the Lenders, but only to the extent that the accuracy of any such representation and warranty is a condition to the Borrower’s (or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates’) obligations to consummate the Acquisition under the Acquisition Agreement or the Borrower (or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates) has the right (taking into account any applicable cure provisions) to terminate the Borrower’s (or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates’) obligations under the Acquisition Agreement or to decline to consummate the Acquisition as a result of a breach of such representations and warranties in the Acquisition Agreement.

 

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Act” has the meaning specified in Section 10.19.

 

Additional Refinancing Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17.

 

Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo, in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.

 

Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Lenders.

 

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in substantially the form of Exhibit E-2 or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.

 

Agency Fee Letter” means the Amended & Restated Administrative Agent Fee Letter, dated July 12, 2019, between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

Agent” means each of the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent and the Documentation Agents.

 

Agent Parties” has the meaning specified in Section 10.02(c).

 

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

 

Agreement” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

 

Agreement Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.20.

 

Anti-Corruption Laws” means any laws, rules and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries concerning or relating to bribery or corruption of public officials, including without limitation the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended.

 

Anti-Terrorism Laws” has the meaning specified in Section 5.22.

 

Applicable Percentagemeans, with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the aggregate principal amount of all Commitments and, if applicable and without duplication, Loans of such Lender under the applicable Facility or Facilities at such time; provided that, with respect to any Revolving Credit Facility, if the commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans under such Revolving Credit Facility and the obligation of any L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, or if the Revolving Credit Commitments in respect thereof have expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Revolving Credit Lender in respect of such Revolving Credit Facility shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such

 

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Revolving Credit Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments. The initial Applicable Percentage of each Lender in respect of each of the Term A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable. The Applicable Percentage of any Lender is subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.16.

 

Applicable Rate” means, with respect to Original Revolving Credit Loans and Term A Loans (a) from the Closing Date to the date following the Closing Date on which a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) in respect of the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Closing Date, 1.00% per annum for Base Rate Loans and 2.00% per annum for Eurodollar Rate Loans and (b) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Total Net Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):

 

Pricing
Level

 

Total Net
Leverage Ratio

 

Eurodollar Rate/
Letters of Credit

 

Base
Rate

 

1

 

> 4.25 to 1.00

 

2.25

%

1.25

%

2

 

< 4.25 to 1.00 but > 3.50 to 1.00

 

2.00

%

1.00

%

3

 

< 3.50 to 1.00 but > 2.75 to 1.00

 

1.75

%

0.75

%

4

 

< 2.75 to 1.00 but > 2.00 to 1.00

 

1.50

%

0.50

%

5

 

< 2.00 to 1.00

 

1.25

%

0.25

%

 

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Total Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, however, that if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then Pricing Level 1 shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and shall remain in effect until the date on which such Compliance Certificate is delivered (and thereafter the Pricing Level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply).

 

Furthermore, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this definition, the Applicable Rate in respect of any Incremental Term Loans, any Refinancing Term Loans or any Other Revolving Credit Commitments (and any Other Revolving Credit Loans thereunder) shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Joinder Agreement or Refinancing Amendment, as applicable.

 

Applicable Reserve Requirement” means, at any time, for any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the maximum rate, expressed as a decimal, at which reserves (including any basic marginal, special, supplemental, emergency or other reserves) are required to be maintained with respect thereto against “Eurocurrency liabilities” (as such term is defined in Regulation D of the FRB) under regulations issued from time to time by the FRB or other applicable banking regulator.  A Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be deemed to constitute Eurocurrency liabilities and as such shall be deemed subject to reserve requirements without benefits of credit for proration, exceptions or

 

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offsets that may be available from time to time to the applicable Lender.  The rate of interest on Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in the Applicable Reserve Requirement.

 

Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage” means with respect to any Revolving Credit Lender at any time, such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Percentages in respect of the Revolving Credit Facilities at such time.

 

Appropriate Lendermeans, at any time, (a) with respect to Loans of any Class, the Lenders of such Class, (b) with respect to Letters of Credit, (i) the relevant L/C Issuer and (ii) the Revolving Credit Lenders and (c) with respect to the Swing Line Loans, (i) the Swing Line Lender and (ii) if any Swing Line Loans are outstanding pursuant to Section 2.04(a), the Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

 

Arrangers” means Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., in their capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners.

 

Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.

 

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E-1 or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, in respect of any Capital Lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP.

 

Auction” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(b)(vii)(A).

 

Availability Periodmeans, in respect of any Revolving Credit Facility, the period from and including the Closing Date (or the date of the effectiveness of the applicable Revolving Credit Commitments in the case of any Revolving Credit Commitments other than the Original Revolving Credit Commitments) to the earliest of (i) the Maturity Date in respect of such Revolving Credit Facility, (ii) the date of termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of such Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to Section 2.06 and (iii) the date of termination of the commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender in respect of such Revolving Credit Facility to make Revolving Credit Loans under such Revolving Credit Facility and of the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions in respect of such Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to Section 8.02.

 

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Available Amount” means, as at any date of determination, an amount equal to (x) an amount, which shall not be less than zero, equal to (i) to the extent constituting income (rather than loss), 50% of Consolidated Net Income, or (ii) to the extent constituting loss (rather than income), 100% of Consolidated Net Income (it being understood that such any loss shall reduce rather than increase the Available Amount), in each case, for the period from the first day of the fiscal quarter during which the Closing Date occurred to and including the last day of the most recently completed fiscal quarter with respect to which the Administrative Agent has received the Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a), minus (y) any portion of such amount utilized by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on or prior to such date of determination to make (1) Investments pursuant to Section 7.02(c)(iv)(C)(2), (2) Investments pursuant to Section 7.02(o)(2), (3) Restricted Payments pursuant to Section 7.06(e)(2), or (4) prepayments, redemptions, purchases, defeasances or other payments of Junior Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.14(c)(2).

 

Bail-in Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.

 

Bail-in Legislation” means, with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.

 

Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1.00% and (c) the Eurodollar Rate that would be payable on such day for a Eurodollar Rate Loan with a one-month Interest Period plus 1.00%.

 

Base Rate Loan” means a Revolving Credit Loan or a Term Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

 

Benchmark Replacement” means the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate (which may include Term SOFR) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest as a replacement to LIBOR for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities and (b) the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

 

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of LIBOR with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for each applicable Interest Period, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of LIBOR with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or

 

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method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of LIBOR with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time.

 

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of the Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement).

 

Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to LIBOR:

 

(1)                                 in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of LIBOR permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide LIBOR; or

 

(2)                                 in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein.

 

Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to LIBOR:

 

(1)                                 a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of LIBOR announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide LIBOR, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide LIBOR;

 

(2)                                 a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of LIBOR, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for LIBOR, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for LIBOR or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for LIBOR, which states that the administrator of LIBOR has ceased or will cease to provide LIBOR permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide LIBOR; or

 

(3)                                 a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of LIBOR announcing that LIBOR is no longer representative.

 

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Benchmark Transition Start Date” means (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.

 

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to LIBOR and solely to the extent that LIBOR has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (x) beginning at the time that such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced LIBOR for all purposes hereunder in accordance with Section 3.08 and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced LIBOR for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 3.08.

 

Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

 

Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

 

Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

 

Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

 

Borrower Annual Financial Statements” has the meaning specified in Section 4.01(i)(x).

 

Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Borrower Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b)(vii).

 

Borrower Quarterly Financial Statements” has the meaning specified in Section 4.01(i)(y).

 

Borrowing” means a Term A Borrowing, a Revolving Credit Borrowing of a particular Class, a Swing Line Borrowing, a Refinancing Term Loan Borrowing or an Incremental Borrowing, as the context may require.

 

Business Day” means (a) any day excluding Saturday, Sunday and any day which is a legal holiday under the laws of the State of New York or is a day on which banking institutions located in such state are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close, and

 

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(b) with respect to all notices, determinations, fundings and payments in connection with the Eurodollar Rate or any Eurodollar Rate Loans, means any day which is a Business Day described in clause (a) and which is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.

 

Capital Lease” means, with respect to any Person, any lease that (subject to Section 1.03(d)) is required by GAAP to be capitalized on a balance sheet of such Person.

 

Captive Insurance Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is subject to regulation as an insurance company.

 

Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender (as applicable) and the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations, Obligations in respect of Swing Line Loans or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of either thereof (as the context may require), cash or deposit account balances or, if the applicable L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender benefiting from such collateral shall agree in its sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to (a) the Administrative Agent and (b) the applicable L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender (as applicable). “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

 

Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries free and clear of all Liens (other than Liens created under the Collateral Documents and other Liens permitted hereunder):

 

(a)                                 readily marketable obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof having maturities of not more than 360 days from the date of acquisition thereof; provided that the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support thereof;

 

(b)                                 time deposits with, or insured certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances of, any commercial bank that (i) (A) is a Lender or (B) is organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state or province thereof or the District of Columbia or is the principal banking subsidiary of a bank holding company organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Federal Reserve System that has combined capital and surplus of at least $500,000,000, in each case with maturities of not more than 365 days from the date of acquisition thereof;

 

(c)                                  commercial paper maturing no more than 365 days from the time of the acquisition thereof, and having, at the time of acquisition thereof, a rating of A-1 (or the then equivalent grade) or better from S&P or P-1 (or the then equivalent grade) or better from Moody’s;

 

(d)                                 Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which are administered by financial institutions that

 

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have the highest rating obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P, and the portfolios of which are limited solely to Investments of the character, quality and maturity described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this definition;

 

(e)                                  fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than thirty (30) days for securities described in clause (a) of this definition and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the requirements in clause (b) of this definition; and

 

(f)                                   instruments equivalent to those referred to in clauses (a) to (e) in this definition denominated in any foreign currency comparable in credit quality and tenor to those referred to above and commonly used by corporations for cash management purposes in any jurisdiction outside the United States to the extent reasonably required in connection with any business conducted by any Subsidiary organized in such jurisdiction.

 

Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, card services (including services related to credit cards, including purchasing and commercial cards, prepaid cards, including payroll, stored value and gift cards, merchant services processing and debit cards), electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.

 

Cash Management Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement with any Loan Party, is a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger or an Affiliate of a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement, and (b) in the case of any Cash Management Agreement entered into prior to, and existing on, the Closing Date, any Person that is, on the Closing Date, a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger or Affiliate of a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.

 

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following:  (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law,” regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following:

 

(a)                                 any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but excluding any employee benefit plan of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent

 

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or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of 40% or more of the equity securities of the Borrower entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Borrower on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such person or group has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right); or

 

(b)                                 a “Change of Control,” “Change in Control” or similar event shall occur under any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries with an aggregate principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount (to the extent that the occurrence of such event permits the holders of Indebtedness thereunder to accelerate the maturity thereof or to resell such other Indebtedness to the Borrower, or requires the Borrower to repay, or offer to repurchase, such Indebtedness prior to the stated maturity thereof).

 

Class” (a) when used with respect to any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment with respect to a particular Class of Loans or Commitments, (b) when used with respect to Commitments, refers to whether such Commitments are Revolving Credit Commitments, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, Other Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Refinancing Series, Term A Commitments, Incremental Term Loan Commitments or Refinancing Term Commitments of a given Refinancing Series and (c) when used with respect to Loans or a Borrowing, refers to whether such Loans, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Original Revolving Credit Loans, Incremental Revolving Loans, Other Revolving Credit Loans of a given Refinancing Series, Term A Loans, Incremental Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans of a given Refinancing Series.  Loans that are not fungible for United States federal income tax purposes shall be construed to be in different Classes or tranches.  Commitments that, if and when drawn in the form of Loans, would yield Loans that are construed to be in different Classes or tranches pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence shall be construed to be in different Classes or tranches of Commitments corresponding to such Loans.  There shall be no more than an aggregate of two Classes of revolving credit facilities and five Classes of term loan facilities under this Agreement.

 

Client Trust Accounts” means deposit accounts maintained exclusively to hold Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ client deposits including prefunds and any other amounts provided by such clients relating to Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ administration of such clients’ benefits.

 

Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent referred to in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01, which date is August 30, 2019.

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (unless otherwise provided herein).

 

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Collateral” means all of the “Collateral” and “Mortgaged Property” referred to in the Collateral Documents and all of the other property provided as collateral security under the terms of the Collateral Documents.

 

Collateral Agreement” means the guarantee and collateral agreement of even date herewith executed and delivered by the Loan Parties and substantially in the form of Exhibit G.

 

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Collateral Agreement, the Mortgages, each of the mortgages, collateral assignments, supplements to all of the foregoing, security agreements, pledge agreements, control agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(ii), 6.11 or 6.16 and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

 

Commitment” means a Term A Commitment, a Revolving Credit Commitment, an Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment, an Incremental Term Loan Commitment, a Refinancing Term Commitment or an Other Revolving Commitment, as the context may require.

 

Commitment Fee Rate means, with respect to the Original Revolving Credit Commitments, (a) from the Closing Date to the date following the Closing Date on which a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) in respect of the first full fiscal quarter following the Closing Date, 0.350% and (b) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Total Net Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):

 

Pricing
Level

 

Total Net
Leverage Ratio

 

Commitment Fee
Rate

1

 

> 4.25 to 1.00

 

0.40%

2

 

< 4.25 to 1.00 but > 3.50 to 1.00

 

0.35%

3

 

< 3.50 to 1.00 but > 2.75 to 1.00

 

0.30%

4

 

< 2.75 to 1.00 but > 2.00 to 1.00

 

0.25%

5

 

< 2.00 to 1.00

 

0.20%

 

Any increase or decrease in the Commitment Fee Rate resulting from a change in the Total Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, however, that if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then Pricing Level 1 shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and shall remain in effect until the date on which such Compliance Certificate is delivered (and thereafter the Pricing Level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply).

 

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Furthermore, the Commitment Fee Rate in respect of Other Revolving Credit Commitments shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Refinancing Amendment.

 

Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Term A Borrowing, (b) a Revolving Credit Borrowing or (c) an Incremental Borrowing, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1.

 

Company Material Adverse Effect” means a “Company Material Adverse Effect” as defined in the Acquisition Agreement as in effect on June 26, 2019.

 

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.

 

Consolidated Cash Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, Consolidated Interest Expense of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries which is paid in cash, calculated on a consolidated basis for such period.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, for any period that includes any of the fiscal quarters set forth below, Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for such fiscal quarter shall be deemed to be the amount set forth below opposite such fiscal quarter:

 

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

Consolidated Cash Interest
Expense

 

April 30, 2019

 

$

 2,533,000

 

January 31, 2019

 

$

 2,465,000

 

October 31, 2018

 

$

 2,355,000

 

July 31, 2018

 

$

 2,228,000

 

 

Consolidated EBITDA” means, at any date of determination, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for the most recently completed Measurement Period, plus (i) the following, without duplication, to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income:

 

(a)                                 Consolidated Interest Expense, plus

 

(b)                                 the provision for federal, state, local and foreign income and franchise taxes payable (calculated net of federal, state, local and foreign income tax credits) and other taxes, interest and penalties included under GAAP in income tax expense (provided that such amounts in respect of any Restricted Subsidiary shall be included in this clause (b) only to the extent that a corresponding amount would be permitted at the date of determination to be dividended to the Borrower by such Restricted Subsidiary without prior approval (that has not been obtained), pursuant to the terms of its Organization Documents and all agreements, instruments, judgments, decrees, orders, statutes, rules and governmental regulations applicable to such Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders), plus

 

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(c)                                  depreciation and amortization expenses (including amortization of goodwill and other intangibles but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior period), plus

 

(d)                                 other non-recurring expenses, write-offs, write-downs or impairment charges which do not represent a cash item in such period (or in any future period) (excluding any such non-cash expense to the extent that it represents an accrual of or reserve for cash expenses in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid in a prior period and any non-cash charge, expense or loss relating to write-offs, write-downs or reserves with respect to accounts receivable or inventory), plus

 

(e)                                  non-cash charges or expenses related to stock-based compensation and other non-cash charges or non-cash losses (including, extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring non-cash losses) incurred or recognized, plus

 

(f)                                   cash or non-cash charges constituting fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions, plus

 

(g)                                  unrealized losses relating to hedging transactions and mark-to-market of Indebtedness denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB ASC 830 or any similar accounting standard, plus

 

(h)                                 any expenses or charges related to any issuance of Equity Interests or debt securities, Investment, acquisition, Disposition, recapitalization or the incurrence, modification or repayment of Indebtedness permitted to be incurred by this Agreement (including a refinancing thereof) (whether or not successful), including any amendment or other modification of the Obligations or other Indebtedness; plus

 

(i)                                     one-time deal advisory, financing, legal, accounting, and consulting cash expenses incurred by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with any Permitted Acquisitions not constituting the consideration for any such Permitted Acquisition, plus

 

(j)                                    non-cash losses and expenses resulting from fair value accounting (as permitted by Accounting Standard Codification Topic No. 825-10-25 — Fair Value Option or any similar accounting standard), plus

 

(k)                                 restructuring charges or reserves or integration costs or other business optimization expenses, including in connection with (x) the Transactions or any Permitted Acquisition or (y) the consolidation or closing of facilities during such Measurement Period; provided that (1) integration costs related to the Transactions may only be included in this clause (k) for each period including any fiscal quarter that occurs within the first three full fiscal years following the Closing Date, and (2) the aggregate amount of integration costs related to any Permitted Acquisition (other than the Transactions) added-back pursuant to this clause (k) in any four consecutive fiscal quarter period shall not exceed 10% of Consolidated EBITDA for such period prior to giving effect to this clause (k), plus

 

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(l)                                     extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring cash charges and losses incurred or recognized;

 

and (ii) minus, without duplication,

 

(m)                             unrealized gains included in Consolidated EBITDA for such Measurement Period in respect of hedging transactions and mark-to-market of Indebtedness denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB ASC 830 or any similar accounting standard and

 

(n)                                 non-cash gains included in Consolidated Net Income for such Measurement Period (excluding any such non-cash gain to the extent it represents the reversal of an accrual or a reserve for a potential cash gain in any prior period).

 

If there has occurred a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment in the nature of an acquisition permitted by this Agreement during the applicable Measurement Period, or for purposes of calculating pro forma Total Net Leverage Ratio, Secured Net Leverage Ratio or Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio after the applicable Measurement Period but on or prior to the Ratio Calculation Date in accordance with Section 1.09(b), Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.

 

Calculating Consolidated EBITDA on a “Pro Forma Basis” shall mean giving effect to any such Permitted Acquisition or other Investment in the nature of an acquisition, and any Indebtedness incurred or assumed in connection therewith, as follows:

 

(A)                               any Indebtedness incurred or assumed in connection with such Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment in the nature of an acquisition was incurred or assumed on the first day of the applicable Measurement Period and remained outstanding,

 

(B)                               the rate on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of such Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment in the nature of an acquisition had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any interest rate Swap Contracts applicable to such Indebtedness), and

 

(C)                               all income, depreciation, amortization, taxes, and expense associated with the assets or entity acquired in connection with such Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment in the nature of an acquisition for the applicable period shall be calculated on a pro forma basis after giving effect to cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and acquisition synergies (including custodial and interchange synergies) that are reasonably identifiable and projected by the Borrower in good faith to be realized within twenty four (24) months after such Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment in the nature of an acquisition (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such items had been realized on the first day of such period) as a result of actions taken by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such

 

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Permitted Acquisition or other such permitted Investment and net of (x) the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions that are otherwise included in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA in each case from and after the first day of such Measurement Period and (y) the amount of all income, depreciation, amortization, taxes and expenses associated with any assets or entity acquired in connection with such Permitted Acquisition or other such permitted Investment that the Borrower reasonably anticipates will be divested pursuant to Section 7.05(k) or otherwise;

 

provided that:

 

(i)                                     the aggregate amount of cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and acquisition synergies added-back in connection with Permitted Acquisitions or other such permitted Investments pursuant to this clause (C) in any four consecutive fiscal quarter period shall not exceed 20% of Consolidated EBITDA for such period prior to giving effect to this clause (C); and

 

(ii)                                  at the time any such calculation pursuant to this clause (C) is made, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer (which may be the Compliance Certificate) setting forth reasonably detailed calculations in respect of the matters referred to in this clause (C), as well as the relevant factual support in respect thereof.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, for any period that includes any of the fiscal quarters set forth below, Consolidated EBITDA for such fiscal quarter shall be deemed to be the amount set forth below opposite such fiscal quarter:

 

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

Consolidated EBITDA

 

April 30, 2019

 

$

84,455,000

 

January 31, 2019

 

$

71,770,000

 

October 31, 2018

 

$

77,342,000

 

July 31, 2018

 

$

82,102,000

 

 

Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries  on a consolidated basis, the sum, without duplication of, (i) the outstanding principal amount of all obligations, whether current or long-term, for borrowed money and all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (ii) all purchase money Indebtedness, (iii) all direct non-contingent obligations arising in connection with letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments (other than letters of credit and bank guarantees, to the extent undrawn), (iv) all obligations to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (x) trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and (y) contingent earn-outs, hold-backs and other deferred payment of consideration in Permitted

 

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Acquisitions), (v) Attributable Indebtedness in respect of Capital Leases, (vi) all Guarantees with respect to outstanding Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (i) through (v) above of Persons other than the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, and (vii) all Indebtedness of the types referred to in clauses (i) through (vi) above of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary is a general partner or joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, the interest expense (including without limitation interest expense under Capital Lease Obligations that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP (including, without limitation, all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers acceptance financing and net costs under interest rate Swap Agreements to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP). In the event that the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall have completed a Material Acquisition or a Material Disposition since the beginning of the relevant period, Consolidated Interest Expense shall be determined for such period on a pro forma basis as if such acquisition or disposition, and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, had occurred at the beginning of such period.

 

Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Measurement Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently completed Measurement Period to (b) Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for such Measurement Period.

 

Consolidated Net Income” means, at any date of determination, the net income (or loss) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for the most recently completed Measurement Period taken as a single accounting period determined in conformity with GAAP; provided that Consolidated Net Income shall exclude, without duplication, (a) extraordinary gains and extraordinary non-cash losses for such Measurement Period, (b) the net income of any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party during such Measurement Period to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Restricted Subsidiary of such income is not permitted by operation of the terms of its Organization Documents or any agreement, instrument or Law applicable to such Restricted Subsidiary during such Measurement Period, except that the Borrower’s equity in any net loss of any such Restricted Subsidiary for such Measurement Period shall be included in determining Consolidated Net Income, (c) any income (or loss) for such Measurement Period of any Person if such Person is not a Restricted Subsidiary, except that (x) the Borrower’s equity in the net income of any such Person for such Measurement Period shall be included in Consolidated Net Income up to the aggregate amount of cash actually distributed by such Person during such Measurement Period to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary as a dividend or other distribution (and in the case of a dividend or other distribution to a Restricted Subsidiary, such Restricted Subsidiary is not precluded from further distributing such amount to the Borrower as described in clause (b) of this proviso) and (y) any such loss for such Measurement Period shall be included to the extent funded with cash contributed by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, (d) any cancellation of debt income arising from a repurchase of Term Loans by the Borrower pursuant to Section 10.06(b)(vii)

 

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or any other early extinguishment of Indebtedness, hedging agreements or other similar instruments, and (e) the effects of purchase accounting adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries) in component amounts required or permitted by GAAP resulting from the application of purchase accounting in relation to any consummated acquisition or the amortization or write-off of any amounts thereof, net of taxes.

 

Consolidated Senior Secured Debt” means, as of any date of determination, without duplication, the aggregate principal amount of Consolidated Funded Indebtedness outstanding on such date that is secured by a Lien on any asset or property of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (including, for the avoidance of doubt, purchase money Indebtedness and Attributable Indebtedness in respect of Capital Leases).

 

Consolidated Total Assets” means, on any date of determination, the total assets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, determined in accordance with GAAP as shown on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) on or prior to such date or, for the period prior to the time any such statements are so delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), the financial statements for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2019, in each case after giving pro forma effect to acquisitions or dispositions of Persons, divisions or lines of business that had occurred on or after such balance sheet date and on or prior to such date of determination.

 

Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

 

Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

 

Conversion/Continuation Noticemeans a notice of (a) a conversion of Loans of a particular Class from one Type to the other or (b) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-2 or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Covenant Transaction” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09(d).

 

Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” means Indebtedness incurred solely by the Borrower in the form of one or more series or classes of Loans or Commitments under this Agreement, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the amendment, extension, refinancing, or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to refinance, in whole or part, existing Term Loans (and/or Term Commitments) and Revolving Credit Loans (and/or Revolving Credit Commitments), or any then-existing Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (“Refinanced Debt”); provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Liens securing the other Obligations hereunder and is not secured by any property or assets other than

 

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the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Person other than the Guarantors, (iii) such Indebtedness is incurred solely to refinance, in whole or part, Refinanced Debt, and the proceeds thereof shall be substantially contemporaneously applied to prepay such Refinanced Debt, interest and any premium (if any) thereon, and fees and expenses incurred in connection with such Indebtedness, and any Term Commitments and/or Revolving Credit Commitments so refinanced shall be concurrently terminated, (iv) such Indebtedness (including, if such Indebtedness includes any Revolving Credit Commitments, the unused amount of such Revolving Credit Commitments) is in an original aggregate principal amount not greater than the aggregate principal amount of the Refinanced Debt (and, in the case of Refinanced Debt consisting, in whole or in part, of unused Revolving Credit Commitments, the applicable amount thereof), plus accrued and unpaid interest, any premium, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred in connection therewith, (v) such Indebtedness has a maturity no earlier, and a Weighted Average Life to Maturity no shorter, than the Refinanced Debt, (vi) the terms and conditions of such Indebtedness (except as otherwise provided above and with respect to pricing, premiums, fees, rate floors and optional prepayment or redemption terms) are substantially identical to the terms and conditions applicable to the Refinanced Debt, unless (x) such terms apply only after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is established or (y) this Agreement is amended so that such terms are also applicable for the benefit of the Lenders under any then-existing Facilities and (vii) such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, all accrued interest, fees, premiums (if any) and penalties in connection therewith shall be paid, and all commitments in respect thereof shall be terminated, on the date such Indebtedness is incurred.

 

Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.

 

Date of Determination” has the meaning specified in Section 7.11(a).

 

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.

 

Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.

 

Default Rate” means (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees, an interest rate equal to (x) with respect to principal, interest or other fees attributable to a Facility, the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate applicable to Base Rate Loans under such Facility plus 2% per annum and (y) with respect to all other Obligations, (i) the Base Rate in respect of the Term A Facility plus (ii) the Applicable Rate applicable to Base Rate Loans under the Term A Facility plus (iii) 2% per annum, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws, and (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.

 

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.16(b), any Lender that, as determined by the Administrative Agent, (a) has failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder,

 

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including in respect of its Loans or participations in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans, within three Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, unless, with respect to funding obligations in respect of Loans, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, (b) has provided written notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder (unless such written notice or public statement relates to such Lenders’ obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent made in good faith belief that such Lender may not honor its funding obligations, to confirm in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that it will comply with its funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent) or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or a custodian appointed for it, (iii) taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or (iv) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgements or writs of attachment on its assets or permits such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.

 

Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) of any property by any Person, including (x) any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith and (y) any issuance of Equity Interests by any Restricted Subsidiary of such Person.  For the avoidance of doubt, any issuance of Equity Interests by the Borrower shall not be a Disposition.

 

Disqualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interests that, by their terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interest into which they are convertible or for which they are exchangeable) or upon the happening of any event or condition, (a) mature or are mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments), (b) are redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests) (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale

 

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event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments), in whole or in part, (c) provide for the mandatory scheduled payment of dividends in cash or (d) are or become convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of issuance of such Equity Interests; provided, however, that only the portion of Equity Interests which so mature or are mandatorily redeemable, are redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, provide for the mandatory scheduled payment of dividends or which are or become convertible as described above shall be deemed to be Disqualified Equity Interests; provided further, however, that that any Equity Interests that would not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests but for provisions thereof giving holders thereof (or the holders of any security into or for which such Equity Interests is convertible, exchangeable or exercisable) the right to require the issuer thereof to redeem such Equity Interests upon the occurrence of any change of control, any offering of Equity Interests or any Disposition occurring prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of issuance of such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests if such Equity Interests provide that the issuer thereof will not redeem any such Equity Interests pursuant to such provisions prior to the repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments; and provided further, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) if such Equity Interests are issued pursuant to any plan for the benefit of directors, officers, employees, members of management, managers or consultants or by any such plan to such directors, officers, employees, members of management, managers or consultants, in each case in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because they may be required to be repurchased by the issuer thereof in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations, and (ii) no Equity Interests held by any future, present or former employee, director, officer, manager, member of management or consultant (or their respective Affiliates or Immediate Family Members) of the Borrower (or any Subsidiary) shall be considered Disqualified Equity Interests because such stock is redeemable or subject to repurchase pursuant to any management equity subscription agreement, stock option, stock appreciation right or other stock award agreement, stock ownership plan, put agreement, stockholder agreement or similar agreement that may be in effect from time to time.

 

Disqualified Lender” means (a) those banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders and investors that have been separately identified in writing by the Borrower to the Arrangers prior to June 26, 2019, (b) any Person who is a competitor of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries and that is separately identified by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent by name in writing prior to the Closing Date (which list of competitors may be supplemented by the Borrower after the Closing Date by means of a written notice to the Administrative Agent; provided that such supplementation shall not apply retroactively to disqualify any Persons that have previously acquired an assignment or participation in the Loans or Commitments hereunder) and (c) with respect to each Person that is a “Disqualified Lender” pursuant to clause (a) or (b) above, any of its Affiliates (other than any bona fide debt investment funds that are Affiliates of the persons referenced in clause (b) above) that is either (i) identified to the Administrative Agent by name in writing by the Borrower from time to time (provided that such supplementation shall not apply retroactively to disqualify any Persons that have previously acquired an assignment or participation in the Loans hereunder) or (ii) readily identifiable as an Affiliate of such Disqualified Lender solely on the basis of such Affiliate’s name.

 

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Documentation Agents” means BMO Harris Bank N.A., Capital One, National Association, Citizens Bank, N.A., The Huntington National Bank, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., Regions Bank, and Santander Bank, National Association, in their capacity as co-documentation agents.

 

Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.

 

Dollar Equivalent” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in any other currency, the equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate for the purchase of Dollars with such other currency.

 

Domestic Subsidiarymeans any Subsidiary organized in the United States or any political subdivision thereof.

 

Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:

 

(1)                                 (i) a determination by the Administrative Agent or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to the Borrower) that the Required Lenders have determined that U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 3.08, are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR, and

 

(2)                                 (i) the election by the Administrative Agent or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurred and the provision, as applicable, by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrower and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent.

 

EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

 

EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

 

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

 

Effective Yield” means, as to any Loans of any Class, the effective yield on such Loans, taking into account the applicable interest rate margins, any interest rate floors or similar devices and all fees, including upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized over the shorter of (x) the original stated life of such Loans and (y) the four years following the date of incurrence

 

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thereof) payable generally to Lenders making such Loans, but excluding arrangement fees, structuring fees, commitment fees, underwriting fees or other fees payable to any lead arranger (or its affiliates) (regardless of whether paid in whole or in part to any or all Lenders) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such Indebtedness.

 

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Sections 10.06(b)(v) and (vi) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii)).

 

Engagement Letter” means the Project Pacific Bank Engagement Letter, dated July 12, 2019, among the Borrower and the Arrangers.

 

Environmental Claim” means any written notice, claim, demand, action, litigation, toxic tort, proceeding, demand, request for information, complaint, citation, summons, investigation, notice of non-compliance or violation, cause of action, consent order, consent decree, investigation, or other proceeding by any Governmental Authority or any other Person, arising out of, based on or pursuant to any Environmental Law or related in any way to any actual, alleged or threatened Environmental Liability.

 

Environmental Laws” means any and all Federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to human health and safety (as it pertains to exposure to hazardous materials), pollution, the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous materials, substances or wastes and air emissions and water discharges.

 

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), obligation, responsibility or cost directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any violation of, or liability under, any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, distribution, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment, (e) natural resource damage or (f) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

Environmental Permit” means any permit, approval, identification number, license or other authorization issued pursuant to or required under any Environmental Law.

 

Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.

 

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ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).

 

ERISA Event” means the occurrence of any of the following (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification concerning the imposition upon the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to such withdrawal, or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is or is expected to be insolvent within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, or the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination, under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan; (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan; (g) the determination that the adjusted funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 436(j)(2) of the Code) of any Pension Plan is both less than 80% and such Pension Plan is more than $20,000,000 underfunded on an adjusted funding target attainment percentage basis; (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate; or (i) the failure to satisfy the Pension Funding Rules with respect to any Pension Plan, whether or not waived.

 

EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.

 

Eurodollar Rate” means for any Interest Rate Determination Date with respect to an Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate per annum obtained by dividing (and rounding upward, if necessary, to the next whole multiple of 1/100 of 1.00%) (i) (x) the ICE Benchmark Administration London Interbank Offered Rate for the relevant Interest Period (“LIBOR”) as currently published on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or any successor thereto) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such period) with a term equivalent to such period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) on such Interest Rate Determination Date, or (y) in the event the rate referenced in the preceding clause (x) does not appear on such page or service or if such page or service shall cease to be available, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service which displays an average London Interbank Offered Rate for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) on such Interest Rate Determination Date, or (ii) in the event the rates referenced in the preceding clauses (x) and (y) are not available, the rate per annum equal to the offered quotation rate by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent for deposits (for delivery on the first day of the relevant period) in

 

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Dollars of amounts in same day funds comparable to the principal amount of the applicable Loan of the Administrative Agent for which the Eurodollar Rate is then being determined with maturities comparable to such period as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) on such Interest Rate Determination Date, by (ii) an amount equal to (x) one minus (y) the Applicable Reserve Requirement; provided, however, notwithstanding the foregoing, at no time will the Eurodollar Rate be deemed to be less than zero percent per annum.

 

Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Revolving Credit Loan or a Term Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the definition of “Eurodollar Rate.”

 

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.

 

Evidence of Flood Insurance” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b)(vii).

 

Excluded Accounts” means, collectively, trust accounts, payroll accounts, custodial accounts, Client Trust Accounts, escrow accounts and other similar deposit or securities accounts.

 

Excluded Assets” means:

 

(a)                                 any fee-owned real property that is not a Material Real Estate Asset and all leasehold interests in real property;

 

(b)                                 assets subject to certificates of title (other than motor vehicles subject to certificates of title, provided that perfection of security interests in such motor vehicles, if not constituting a Specified Asset, shall be limited to the filing of UCC financing statements);

 

(c)                                  assets in respect of which pledges and security interests are prohibited by applicable U.S. law, rule or regulation or agreements with any United States Governmental Authority (other than to the extent that such prohibition would be rendered ineffective pursuant to Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408, 9-409 or other applicable provisions of the UCC of any relevant jurisdiction or any other applicable law); provided that, immediately upon the ineffectiveness, lapse or termination of any such prohibitions, such assets shall automatically cease to constitute “Excluded Assets”;

 

(d)                                 Equity Interests in any Person other than wholly-owned Subsidiaries to the extent not permitted by customary terms in such Person’s organizational or joint venture documents (unless any such restriction would be rendered ineffective pursuant to Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408, 9-409 or other applicable provisions of the UCC of any relevant jurisdiction or any other applicable law);

 

(e)                                  any lease, license or other agreement or any property subject to a purchase money security interest or similar arrangement, to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein would violate or invalidate such lease, license or agreement or purchase money arrangement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than a Loan Party) (other than (i) proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the UCC notwithstanding such prohibition, (ii) to the extent that any such term has been waived or (iii) to the extent any such term would be

 

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rendered ineffective pursuant to Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408, 9-409 or other applicable provisions of the UCC of any relevant jurisdiction or any other applicable law); provided that, immediately upon the ineffectiveness, lapse or termination of any such express term, such assets shall automatically cease to constitute “Excluded Assets”;

 

(f)                                   Excluded Accounts;

 

(g)                                  cash (other than Cash Collateral) to secure letter of credit reimbursement obligations (other than in respect of Letters of Credit) to the extent such secured letters of credit are issued or permitted, and such cash collateral is permitted, by this Agreement;

 

(h)                                 any “intent-to-use” application for registration of a trademark filed pursuant to Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” pursuant to Section 1(d) of the Lanham Act or an “Amendment to Allege Use” pursuant to Section 1(c) of the Lanham Act with respect thereto, to the extent, if any, that and solely during the period, if any, in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of any registration that issues from such intent-to-use application under applicable federal law;

 

(i)                                     in the case of any pledge of voting Equity Interests of any Foreign Subsidiary to secure the Obligations if such pledge would cause adverse tax consequences to the Borrower (as determined by the Borrower in its commercially reasonable judgment acting in good faith and in consultation with the Administrative Agent), any voting Equity Interest of such Subsidiary in excess of 65% of the outstanding Equity Interests of such class; and

 

(j)                                    Equity Interests in any Immaterial Subsidiary, Unrestricted Subsidiary or Trust Company;

 

provided that, “Excluded Assets” shall not include any proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements of Excluded Assets (unless such proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements would otherwise constitute Excluded Assets).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Loan Party shall be required to take any action in order to create or perfect a security interest in Specified Assets.

 

Excluded Subsidiary” means:

 

(a)                                 any Foreign Subsidiary,

 

(b)                                 any Unrestricted Subsidiary,

 

(c)                                  any Trust Company,

 

(d)                                 any Subsidiary that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary (other than any Subsidiary that is a Loan Party on the Closing Date),

 

(e)                                  any not-for-profit Subsidiary,

 

(f)                                   any Captive Insurance Subsidiary,

 

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(g)                                  any Subsidiary (i) that is prohibited or restricted by any applicable Law or any Contractual Obligation (limited, in the case of a Contractual Obligation, to such Contractual Obligations in place on the Closing Date or on the date such Restricted Subsidiary was acquired by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and that was not entered into in contemplation thereof) from providing a Guarantee of the Obligations, (ii) that would require a governmental consent, approval, license or authorization (including any regulatory consent, approval, license or authorization) in order to provide a Guarantee of the Obligations (other than any such consent, approval, license or authorization that has been obtained) or (iii) if the provision of a Guarantee of the Obligations by such Subsidiary would result in adverse tax consequences to the Borrower, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in consultation with the Administrative Agent,

 

(h)                                 without limiting clause (g) above, any Restricted Subsidiary acquired by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries after the Closing Date that, at the time of the relevant acquisition, is an obligor in respect of assumed Indebtedness that is permitted under this Agreement to the extent (and for so long as) the documentation governing the applicable assumed Indebtedness prohibits such subsidiary from providing a Guarantee of the Obligations so long as such restriction was not incurred in contemplation of such acquisition, or

 

(i)                                     any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, the burden or cost of providing a Guarantee of the Obligations outweighs the benefits afforded thereby.

 

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes in each case, (i) imposed by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the Laws of which such Recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its applicable Lending Office is located, or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, any U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender pursuant to the Laws in force at the time such Lender becomes a party hereto (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 10.13) or designates a new Lending Office, except to the extent that, in the case of a Lender that designates a new Lending Office or becomes a Party to this Agreement pursuant to an assignment, amounts with respect to such withholding Taxes were, pursuant to Section 3.01, payable to such Lender immediately before such Lender’s designation of a new Lending Office or to such assignor immediately before such assignment; (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e); and (d) any withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

 

Existing Letters of Credit” means the collective reference to the existing letters of credit identified on Schedule 1.01A, including extensions and renewals thereof.

 

Existing Debt Agreements” means each of (i) the Credit Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2015 (as amended from time to time), by and among the Borrower, as borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other parties thereto and (ii) the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated

 

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as of April 4, 2017 (as amended from time to time) among the Target, as borrower, each guarantor from time to time party thereto, each lender from time to time party thereto, and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.

 

Expiring Credit Commitment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(g).

 

Extraordinary Receipt” means any cash received by or paid to any Person as a result of proceeds of insurance (other than proceeds of business interruption insurance to the extent such proceeds constitute compensation for lost earnings) and condemnation awards (and payments in lieu thereof); provided, however, that an Extraordinary Receipt shall not include cash receipts from proceeds of insurance or condemnation awards (or payments in lieu thereof) to the extent that such proceeds or awards are received by any Person in respect of any third party claim against, or liability of, such Person and applied to pay (or to reimburse such Person for its prior payment of) such claim or liability and the costs and expenses of such Person with respect thereto.

 

Facility” means the Term A Facility, a Revolving Credit Facility, an Incremental Facility or a Refinancing Facility, as the context may require.

 

FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

 

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.

 

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the federal funds effective rate; provided that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate for any day is less than zero, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day will be deemed zero.

 

Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.

 

Fee Letters” means the Agency Fee Letter and the Amended and Restated Underwriting Fee Letter, dated July 12, 2019, among the Borrower and the Arrangers.

 

Fiscal Year” means the fiscal year of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries ending on or about January 31 of each calendar year.

 

Flood Determination Form” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b)(vii).

 

Flood Documents” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b)(vii).

 

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Flood Laws” means (i) the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, (ii) the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, (iii) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994, (iv) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 and (v) the Biggert —Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, in each case, together with all regulations promulgated thereunder, as such statutes or regulations may be amended or modified from time to time.

 

Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

 

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.

 

Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to any L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof and (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of Swing Line Loans other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America as in effect from time to time.

 

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

 

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect

 

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thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien); provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of business, or customary and reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition or disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

 

Guarantors” means, collectively, each existing and future direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than any Excluded Subsidiary or any Immaterial Subsidiary).

 

Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes, contaminants, pollutants or any other hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or materials regulated under or defined in any Environmental Law, including petroleum, its derivatives or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, and infectious or medical wastes.

 

Hedge Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it enters into a Swap Contract permitted hereunder, is a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger or an Affiliate of a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger, in its capacity as a party to such Swap Contract or (b) in the case of any Swap Contract entered into prior to, and existing on, the Closing Date, any Person that is, on the Closing Date, a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger or Affiliate of a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Arranger, in its capacity as a party to such Swap Contract.

 

Immaterial Subsidiary” means, as of any date, any Restricted Subsidiary that, (a) as of the last date of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered, accounts for less than 5% of the Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and less than 5% of the Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, in each case, as measured as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered and (b) does not, directly or indirectly, hold Equity Interests in any Restricted Subsidiary that is not an Immaterial Subsidiary as of such date; provided that if, as of the last date of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered, the aggregate amount of Consolidated Total Assets or net sales attributable to all Restricted Subsidiaries that are Immaterial Subsidiaries exceeds 10% of the Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries or 10% of the Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, then a sufficient number of Restricted Subsidiaries shall be designated by the Borrower (or, in the event the Borrower has failed to do so within twenty days, the Administrative Agent) to eliminate such excess, and such designated Restricted Subsidiaries shall no longer constitute Immaterial Subsidiaries under this Agreement.

 

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Immediate Family Member” means, with respect to any individual, such individual’s child, stepchild, grandchild or more remote descendant, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, former spouse, domestic partner, former domestic partner, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law and daughter-in-law (including adoptive relationships), any trust, partnership or other bona fide estate-planning vehicle the only beneficiaries of which are any of the foregoing individuals, such individual’s estate (or an executor or administrator acting on its behalf), heirs or legatees or any private foundation or fund that is controlled by any of the foregoing individuals or any donor-advised fund of which any such individual is the donor.

 

Increased Amount Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Available Amount” means (x) $300,000,000 less the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 2.14(a) and Section 7.03(s) in reliance of this clause (x) plus (y) an amount so long as the pro forma Secured Net Leverage Ratio would not exceed 3.85:1.00 as of the Increased Amount Date (assuming all Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or commitments under or in respect of the, Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be, are fully funded and without netting the cash proceeds thereof), provided, that to the extent the proceeds of any Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Equivalent Debt are intended to be applied to finance a Limited Condition Acquisition, pro forma compliance shall be tested in accordance with Section 1.09(c). At the option of the Borrower, to the extent permitted, Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 2.14(a) and Section 7.03(s) shall be deemed incurred first under clause (y) prior to being deemed incurred under clause (x).

 

Incremental Borrowing” means a borrowing of Incremental Revolving Loans or Incremental Term Loans, as the context requires.

 

Incremental Equivalent Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 7.03(s).

 

Incremental Facility” means, at any time, as the context may require, the aggregate amount of the Incremental Revolving Loan Lenders’ Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and/or the Incremental Term Loan Lenders’ Incremental Term Loan Commitments of a given Class at such time and, in each case, but without duplication, the Credit Extensions made thereunder.

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Revolving Loan Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Revolving Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(e).

 

Incremental Term Loan Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Term Loan Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date” means the date on which Incremental Term Loans of a Class shall become due and payable in full hereunder, as specified in the applicable Joinder Agreement, including by acceleration or otherwise.

 

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Incremental Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(f).

 

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:

 

(a)                                 all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;

 

(b)                                 the maximum amount of all direct or contingent obligations of such Person arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments;

 

(c)                                  net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;

 

(d)                                 all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (i) trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and not past due for more than 60 days after the date on which such trade account is payable (unless being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings) and (ii) earn-outs, hold-backs and other deferred payment of consideration in Permitted Acquisitions to the extent not required to be reflected as liabilities on the balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP);

 

(e)                                  indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse;

 

(f)                                   Capital Leases;

 

(g)                                  all obligations of such Person in respect of Disqualified Equity Interests valued, in the case of a redeemable preferred interest that is a Disqualified Equity Interest, at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; and

 

(h)                                 all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

 

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person. The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date. The amount of any Capital Lease as of any date shall be deemed to be the amount of Attributable Indebtedness in respect thereof as of such date.

 

Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).

 

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Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a), Other Taxes.

 

Indemnitee” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).

 

Information” means all information received from the Borrower or any Subsidiary relating to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any of their respective businesses other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by the Borrower or any Subsidiary.

 

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan or Swing Line Loan, the last Business Day of each December, March, June and September and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.

 

Interest Period” means, as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan, as applicable, and ending on the date one, two, three or six months (or, if available to the relevant Lenders, 12 months or any period less than one month) thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, as applicable; provided that:

 

(a)                                 any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;

 

(b)                                 any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and

 

(c)                                  no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.

 

Interest Rate Determination Date” means, with respect to any Interest Period in respect of Eurodollar Rate Loans, the date that is two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period.

 

Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of Equity Interests of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or interest in, another Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that

 

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constitute a business unit. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment, less any cash repayments thereof and returns thereon (whether as a principal payment, distribution, dividend, redemption or sale but not in excess of the amount of the relevant initial Investment).

 

IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.18.

 

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

 

Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application and any other document, agreement or instrument entered into by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Borrower (or any Restricted Subsidiary) or in favor of such L/C Issuer relating to such Letter of Credit.

 

Joinder Agreement” means an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit F.

 

Judgment Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.20.

 

Junior Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in Section 7.14.

 

L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage.

 

L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Revolving Credit Borrowing.

 

L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.

 

L/C Issuer” means (a) with respect to Letters of Credit issued hereunder on or after the Closing Date, (i) Wells Fargo or (ii) any other Revolving Credit Lender that may become and agrees to become an L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(l), (b) with respect to the Existing Letters of Credit, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., (c) any successor issuer of Letters of Credit or Existing Letters of Credit hereunder and (d) collectively, all of the foregoing, in each case, in their respective capacities as an issuer thereof.  It is understood and agreed that each L/C Issuer’s and its respective Affiliates’ share of the Letter of Credit Sublimit shall not exceed the amount set forth opposite such L/C Issuer’s name on Schedule 2.01 (as such Schedule may be amended with the consent of each affected L/C Issuer and the Borrower) under the caption “Letter of Credit Commitment.”

 

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L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, (i) the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus (ii) the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings. For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP in the case of a standby Letter of Credit and Uniform Customs, in the case of a commercial Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

 

Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination, the latest Maturity Date applicable to any Loan or Commitment hereunder at such time, including the latest maturity date of any Refinancing Term Loan, any Refinancing Term Commitment, any Incremental Term Loans, any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or any Other Revolving Credit Commitments, in each case as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.

 

Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.

 

LCA Election” means the Borrower’s election to treat a specified Investment in the nature of an acquisition (including a Permitted Acquisition) as a Limited Condition Acquisition by giving written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent at any time prior to the closing of such Limited Condition Acquisition.

 

LCA Test Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09(c).

 

Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto and, as the context requires, includes the Swing Line Lender.

 

Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

Letter of Credit” means any standby or commercial letter of credit issued or deemed issued hereunder, including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Existing Letters of Credit.

 

Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the applicable L/C Issuer.

 

Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect for the applicable Revolving Credit Facility (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).

 

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Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(h).

 

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $25,000,000.  The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facilities.

 

LIBOR” has the meaning specified in the definition of Eurodollar Rate.

 

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

 

Limited Condition Acquisition” means any Permitted Acquisition or other Investment in the nature of an acquisition, by the Borrower or one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries whose consummation is not, by the terms of the applicable purchase, sale, joint venture, merger or any other definitive agreement with respect to such Permitted Acquisition or other Investment, conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.

 

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrower hereunder in the form of a Term Loan, Revolving Credit Loan or a Swing Line Loan.

 

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note, each Issuer Document, the Collateral Documents, the Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement, the Fee Letters, each agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.15 of this Agreement, any Refinancing Amendment, any Joinder Agreement and any other agreement or instrument designated as a “Loan Document” by its terms.

 

Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor.

 

Material Acquisition” means any acquisition of property or series of related acquisitions of property that (a) constitutes (i) assets comprising all or substantially all or any significant portion of a business or operating unit of a business, or (ii) all or substantially all of the common stock or other Equity Interests of a Person, and (b) involves the payment of consideration by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in excess of $10,000,000.

 

Material Adverse Effect” means (a) on the Closing Date, a Company Material Adverse Effect; and (b) after the Closing Date, (i) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the results of operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent) or financial condition of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (ii) a material impairment of the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document; or (iii) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against any Loan Party of any Loan Document to which it is a party.

 

Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or disposition of property or series of related sales, transfers, or dispositions of property that yields gross proceeds to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in excess of $10,000,000.

 

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Material Real Estate Asset” means any fee-owned real property with a fair market value in excess of $20,000,000.

 

Maturity Datemeans (i) with respect to the Term A Loans and any subsequent additions thereto, the date that is five years after the Closing Date, (ii)  with respect to the Original Revolving Credit Commitments and any subsequent additions thereto, the date that is five years after the Closing Date, (iii) with respect to any Refinancing Term Loans or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date applicable thereto as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment, and (iv) with respect to any Incremental Term Loans, the final maturity date applicable thereto as specified in the applicable Joinder Agreement; provided, in each case, that if such date is not a Business Day, then the applicable Maturity Date shall be the next preceding Business Day.

 

Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 10.09.

 

Maximum Total Net Leverage Ratio” has the meaning specified in Section 7.11(a).

 

Measurement Period” means, at any date of determination, the most recently completed four fiscal quarters of the Borrower for which financial statements are available (other than for purposes of calculating ratios pursuant to Section 7.11, which shall look to the most recently completed four fiscal quarters of the Borrower).

 

MIRE Event” means, if there are any Mortgaged Properties at such time, any increase in the amount, extension of the maturity or renewal of any of the Commitments or Loans (other than (i) any conversion or continuation of any Borrowing from one Type into another Type, (ii) the making of any Revolving Credit Loan or Swing Line Loan or (iii) the issuance, renewal, extension or amendment of any Letter of Credit).

 

MNPI” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.

 

Mortgage Policy” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b)(iv).

 

Mortgaged Property” means the real properties listed on Schedule 1.01B and any real property which becomes subject to a Mortgage pursuant to Section 6.11(b).

 

Mortgages” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b).

 

Multiemployer Plan” means an employee benefit plan defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years has made or been obligated to make contributions.

 

Multiple Employer Plan” means a plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4064 of ERISA.

 

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Net Cash Proceeds” means with respect to any Disposition by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, or any Extraordinary Receipt received by or paid to or for the account of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case, after the Closing Date, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such transaction (including any cash or Cash Equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received) over (ii) the sum of (A) the principal amount of any Indebtedness that is secured by the applicable asset and that is required to be repaid in connection with such transaction (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents or Indebtedness that is secured by a Lien that ranks pari passu with or junior to the Liens securing the Obligations), (B) the selling costs and out-of-pocket expenses incurred (or reasonably expected to be incurred) by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such transaction, (C) taxes reasonably estimated to be actually payable within two years of the date of the relevant transaction, including any taxes payable as a result of any gain recognized in connection therewith; provided that, if the amount of any estimated taxes pursuant to subclause (C) exceeds the amount of taxes actually required to be paid in cash in respect of such Disposition, the aggregate amount of such excess shall be a reduction of the Taxes previously taken into account under subclause (C) for purposes of redetermining Net Cash Proceeds, (D) any reserve for adjustment in respect of the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP and (E) cash escrows (until released from escrow to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries) from the sale price for such Disposition.

 

Net Equity Proceeds” means, as at any date of determination, without duplication, an amount equal to any cash proceeds from a capital contribution to, or any cash proceeds from the issuance by the Borrower after the Closing Date of any Qualified Equity Interests of the Borrower (other than pursuant to any employee stock or stock option compensation plan or pursuant to any issuance permitted by Section 7.02(k) or 7.06(c)), in each case, after the Closing Date, net of attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, underwriters’ or placement agents’ fees, listing fees, discounts or commissions and brokerage, consultant and other fees and charges actually incurred in connection with such issuance or sale and net of taxes paid or payable as a result of such issuance or sale (after taking into account any available tax credit or deductions and any tax sharing arrangements), minus any portion of such amount used by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on or prior to such date of determination to make (1) Investments pursuant to Section 7.02(c)(iv)(C)(3), (2) Investments pursuant to Section 7.02(o)(3), (3) Restricted Payments pursuant to Section 7.06(e)(3), or (4) payments of Junior Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.14(c)(3).

 

NFIP” has the meaning specified in Section 6.11(b)(vii).

 

Non-Expiring Credit Commitment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(g).

 

Non-Recourse Debt” means Indebtedness:

 

(a)                                 as to which neither the Borrower nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (a) provides credit support of any kind (including any undertaking, agreement or instrument that would constitute Indebtedness), or (b) is directly or indirectly liable as a guarantor or otherwise;

 

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(b)                                 default with respect to which (including any rights that the holders thereof may have to take enforcement action against an Unrestricted Subsidiary) would not permit upon notice, lapse of time or both any holder of any other Indebtedness (other than the Obligations) of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to declare a default on such other Indebtedness or cause the payment thereof to be accelerated or payable prior to its stated maturity; and

 

(c)                                  as to which the lenders have been notified in writing that they will not have any recourse to the stock or assets of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower (x) in favor of a Term Lender evidencing Term Loans made by such Term Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1 or (y) in favor of a Revolving Credit Lender evidencing Revolving Credit Loans made by such Revolving Credit Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2.

 

Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, Letter of Credit, Secured Cash Management Agreement or Secured Hedge Agreement, in each case, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding.

 

OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

 

Offer Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(b)(vii)(A).

 

Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.

 

Original Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, its commitment in effect as of the Closing Date to make Original Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(b) in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Original Revolving Credit Commitment” or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.  As of the Closing Date, the aggregate amount of the Original Revolving Credit Commitments of all Revolving Credit Lenders is $350,000,000.

 

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Original Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Original Revolving Credit Commitments at such time and the Credit Extensions made thereunder.

 

Original Revolving Credit Loan” means the Revolving Credit Loans made by the Revolving Credit Lenders to the Borrower under the Original Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.01(b).

 

Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising solely from one or more of the following: such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

 

Other Revolving Commitments” means one or more Classes of revolving commitments hereunder that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Other Revolving Loansmeans one or more Classes of revolving credit loans made pursuant to Other Revolving Commitments that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes arising from any payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document or from the execution, delivery, performance, or enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 10.13).

 

Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the Borrower of Unreimbursed Amounts.

 

Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement among the Administrative Agent and the other parties from time to time party thereto substantially in the form of Exhibit I.

 

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).

 

Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

 

Pension Act” means the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

 

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Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Pension Plans and set forth in, with respect to plan years ending prior to the effective date of the Pension Act, Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, each as in effect prior to the Pension Act and, thereafter, Sections 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.

 

Pension Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (including, but not limited to, Multiple Employer Plans, Multiemployer Plans, defined benefit plans or defined contribution plans) that is maintained or is contributed to by the Borrower and any ERISA Affiliate and is either covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the Pension Funding Rules.

 

Permitted Acquisition” means any investment by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the form of acquisitions of all or substantially all of the business or a line of business or a separate operation (whether by the acquisition of capital stock, assets or any combination thereof) of any other Person if:

 

(a)                                 the acquired entity, assets or operations shall be in the Permitted Business;

 

(b)                                 the aggregate amount of acquisitions made by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in Persons that do not become Loan Parties as a result of any such acquisition and all other Permitted Acquisitions closed after the Closing Date shall not exceed the greater of (i) $150,000,000 and (ii) 50% of the Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries based on the most recent financial statements delivered under Section 6.01(a) or (b) after giving effect to all acquisitions whether closed prior to, on or after the Closing Date, but prior to giving effect to the proposed acquisition; and

 

(c)                                  no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

Permitted Business” means the lines of business in which the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (including the Target and its Subsidiaries) are engaged on the Closing Date or a line of business reasonably related, complementary, synergistic or ancillary thereto or reasonable extensions thereof.

 

Permitted Liens” means those Liens permitted pursuant to Section 7.01.

 

Permitted Prior Liens” has the meaning specified in Section 5.20.

 

Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness issued in exchange for, or the net proceeds of which are used to extend, refinance, renew, replace, defease or refund (collectively, to “Refinance”), the Indebtedness being Refinanced (or previous refinancings thereof constituting Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness) (and, in the case of revolving Indebtedness being Refinanced, to effect a corresponding reduction in the commitments with respect to such revolving Indebtedness being Refinanced); provided, that with respect to any Indebtedness being Refinanced: (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so Refinanced (plus unpaid accrued interest and premium (including tender premiums) thereon and underwriting discounts, defeasance costs, fees,

 

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commissions and expenses, plus an amount equal to any existing commitment unutilized thereunder and letters of credit undrawn thereunder), (b) except with respect to Section 7.03(e), such Refinancing Indebtedness (x) has a final maturity date equal to or later than the earlier of the final maturity date of the Indebtedness being Refinanced and the Latest Maturity Date then in effect and (y) has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity greater than or equal to the shorter of (i) the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Indebtedness being Refinanced and (ii) the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of each Facility hereunder, (c) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations under this Agreement, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to such Obligations on terms in the aggregate not materially less favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (d) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced was unsecured, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall also be unsecured (unless such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness could otherwise be secured pursuant to Section 7.01), (e) no Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall have obligors that are not (or would not have been) obligated with respect to the Indebtedness being Refinanced (except that a Loan Party may be added as an additional obligor if such Loan Party would have otherwise been permitted to incur or Guarantee such Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.03), (f) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is secured, (x) such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness may be secured (including by any Collateral pursuant to after-acquired property clauses to the extent any such Collateral secured (or would have secured) the Indebtedness being Refinanced) to the extent permitted by Section 7.01 and (y) the holders of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness or a representative thereof shall be or become a party to the Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement and any junior lien intercreditor agreement then in effect (if such Indebtedness is secured by any or all of the Collateral on a pari passu basis (without regard to the control of remedies) with the Obligations) or to a junior lien intercreditor agreement reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (if such Indebtedness is secured by any or all of the Collateral on a junior basis (without regard to the control of remedies) with the Obligations).

 

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.

 

Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Prepayment Notice” means a notice of the optional prepayment of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-3.

 

Prime Rate” means, at any time, the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate.  Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective as of the opening of business on the day such change in such prime rate occurs.  The parties hereto acknowledge that the rate announced publicly by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate is an index or base rate and shall not necessarily be its lowest or best rate charged to its customers or other banks.

 

Pro Rata Obligations” means the Loans and the Letters of Credit.

 

Pro Forma Financial Statements” has the meaning specified in Section 4.01(k).

 

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PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.

 

Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Qualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.

 

Ratio Calculation Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09(b)(i).

 

Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer, as applicable.

 

Refinance” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness,” “Refinancing” and “Refinanced” shall have a meaning correlative thereto.

 

Refinanced Debt” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness”.

 

Refinancingmeans the repayment in full of all principal, interest, fees and other amounts due or outstanding under the Existing Debt Agreements, the termination of all commitments under the Existing Debt Agreements and the termination and release of all guarantees and security in support of the Existing Credit Agreements.

 

Refinancing Amendment” means an amendment, supplement, or joinder to this Agreement executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, each Additional Refinancing Lender and each Lender that agrees to provide any portion of Refinancing Term Commitments, Refinancing Term Loans, Other Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Loans, in each case in accordance with Section 2.17.

 

Refinancing Facility” means, at any time, as the context may require, the aggregate amount of Refinancing Term Commitments and/or Other Revolving Commitments of a given Refinancing Series at such time and, in each case, but without duplication, the Credit Extensions made thereunder.

 

Refinancing Series” means all Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Term Commitments, Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans that are established pursuant to the same Refinancing Amendment (or any subsequent Refinancing Amendment to the extent such Refinancing Amendment expressly provides that the Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Term Commitments, Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans provided for therein are intended to be a part of any previously established Refinancing Series) and that provide for the same Effective Yield and, in the case of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Term Commitments, amortization schedule.

 

Refinancing Term Commitments” means one or more Classes of Term Commitments that are established to fund Refinancing Term Loans hereunder pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment.

 

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Refinancing Term Loan Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of one or more simultaneous Refinancing Term Loans of the same Type under a Refinancing Facility and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made pursuant to Section 2.17.

 

Refinancing Term Loans” means one or more Classes of Term Loans that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).

 

Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, controlling persons, advisors and other representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.

 

Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any successor thereto.

 

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30 day notice period has been waived.

 

Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, a Committed Loan Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, as applicable, (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, and (c) with respect to a Swing Line Loan, a Swing Line Loan Notice.

 

Required Facility Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, with respect to any Facility, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of (a) the Total Outstandings under such Facility (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans, as applicable, under such Facility being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) the aggregate unused Commitments under such Facility; provided that the unused Commitments of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings under such Facility held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of the Required Facility Lenders.

 

Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Revolving Credit Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Commitments; provided that the unused Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

 

Required Revolving Credit Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Revolving Credit Lenders holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Revolving Credit Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Revolving Credit Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the

 

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Total Revolving Credit Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

Required Term A Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Term A Lenders holding more than 50% of the Term A Facility on such date; provided that the portion of the Term A Facility held by any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Term A Lenders.

 

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, director of corporate finance, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller of a Loan Party, and including solely for purposes of Section 4.01(a), the secretary or assistant secretary of a Loan Party. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.

 

Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any capital stock or other Equity Interest of any Person or any of its Subsidiaries, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such capital stock or other Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to any Person’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent of any thereof) or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such dividend or other distribution or payment.

 

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of one or more simultaneous Revolving Credit Loans of the same Class and Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made pursuant to Section 2.01(b).

 

Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, its Original Revolving Credit Commitment and shall include, as the context may require, any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments of such Revolving Credit Lender.

 

Revolving Credit Facility” means the collective reference to the Original Revolving Credit Facility and any additional revolving credit facilities resulting from Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments and the Credit Extensions made thereunder, or, as the context may require, to any of such revolving credit facilities individually.

 

Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment at such time or that has Revolving Credit Loans or risk participations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans outstanding at such time.

 

Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01(b) and shall include, as the context may require, any Incremental Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Credit Loans.

 

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Sanctions” means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, the Government of Canada or any other relevant sanctions authority.

 

Sanctioned Country” means a country, territory, region or a government of a country, territory or region that is the subject of Sanctions.

 

Sanctioned Person” means (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, the Government of Canada or any other relevant sanctions authority, or that is otherwise the subject of any Sanctions, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).

 

S&P” means S&P Global Inc., through its S&P Global Ratings division or any successor thereto.

 

SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.

 

“Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Cash Management Bank.

 

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any interest rate, currency or commodity Swap Contract permitted under this Agreement that is entered into by and between a Loan Party and any Hedge Bank.

 

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the L/C Issuers, with respect to any Secured Cash Management Agreement, the Cash Management Banks, with respect to any Secured Hedge Agreement, the Hedge Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05, and the other Persons the Obligations owing to which are or are purported to be secured by the Collateral under the terms of the Collateral Documents.

 

Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Measurement Period, the ratio of (i) Consolidated Senior Secured Debt (net of the Unrestricted Cash Amount in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250,000,000) as of the last day of such Measurement Period to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA for such Measurement Period, in each case, for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

SOFR” with respect to any day means the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark, (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website.

 

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Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the sum of the liabilities of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, does not exceed either the present fair saleable value or fair value of the assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (b) the capital of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, is not unreasonably small in relation to the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, contemplated through the maturity of the credit facilities evidenced by this Agreement, and (c) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, do not intend to incur, or believe that they will incur, debts including current obligations beyond their ability to pay such debts as they mature in the ordinary course of business. For the purposes hereof, the amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all of the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability (irrespective of whether such contingent liabilities meet the criteria for accrual under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 5).

 

Specified Assets” means, collectively, (a) letter of credit rights (other than to the extent the security interest in such letter of credit rights may be perfected by the filing of UCC financing statements) with a value of less than $5,000,000, (b) commercial tort claims with a value of less than $5,000,000, (c) such assets as to which the Administrative Agent and the Borrower reasonably agree that the cost of obtaining such a security interest therein or perfection thereof are excessive in relation to the benefit to the Secured Parties of the security to be afforded thereby and (d) assets located outside of the United States (other than Equity Interests of Foreign Subsidiaries as contemplated by this Agreement).

 

Specified Representations” means the representations and warranties of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties set forth in Sections 5.01(a), 5.01(b)(ii), 5.02(a), 5.04, 5.14, 5.16 (with respect to compliance with the Act), 5.19, 5.20, 5.22 (limited to the last sentence therein) and 5.23.

 

Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Administrative Agent may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency.

 

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrower.

 

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Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other similar master agreement relating to a transaction described in clause (a) (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

 

Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

 

Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.04.

 

Swing Line Lender” means Wells Fargo, in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor swing line lender hereunder.

 

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).

 

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

 

“Swing Line Loan Prepayment Notice” means a notice of a prepayment of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.05(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-4.

 

Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to $25,000,000. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

Syndication Agent” means Goldman Sachs Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Bank, in their capacity as co-syndication agents.

 

Target” means WageWorks, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

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Target Annual Financial Statements” has the meaning specified in Section 4.01(j)(x).

 

Target Quarterly Financial Statements” has the meaning specified in Section 4.01(j)(y).

 

Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

 

Term A Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of one or more simultaneous Term A Loans of the same Type under the Term A Facility and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made pursuant to Section 2.01(a).

 

Term A Commitment” means, as to each Term A Lender, its obligation to make Term A Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(a) in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Term A Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Term A Commitment” or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Term A Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement. As of the Closing Date, the aggregate amount of the Term A Commitments of the Term A Lenders is $1,250,000,000.

 

Term A Facility” means, at any time, (a) prior to the funding of the Term A Loans on the Closing Date, the aggregate amount of the Term A Commitments at such time and (b) thereafter, the aggregate principal amount of the Term A Loans of all Term A Lenders outstanding at such time.

 

Term A Lender” means (a) prior to the funding of the Term A Loans on the Closing Date, any Lender that has a Term A Commitment at such time and (b) thereafter, any Lender that holds Term A Loans at such time.

 

Term A Loan” means a loan made by any Term A Lender under the Term A Facility pursuant to Section 2.01(a).

 

Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Term Loans of the same Class and Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the applicable Term Lenders.

 

Term Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender, its Term A Commitment, and, if the context so requires, its commitment to make other Term Loans pursuant to a Joinder Agreement or a Refinancing Amendment, as applicable.

 

Term Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Term Commitment or a Term Loan at such time.

 

Term Loan” means a Term A Loan, Incremental Term Loan or Refinancing Term Loan, individually or collectively, as the context may require.

 

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Term SOFR” means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

 

Threshold Amount” means $25,000,000.

 

Total Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Measurement Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness (net of the Unrestricted Cash Amount in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250,000,000) as of the last day of such Measurement Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently completed Measurement Period, in each case, for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations.

 

Total Revolving Credit Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C Obligations.

 

Trade Date” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(h).

 

Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the consummation of the Acquisition, (b) the Refinancing, (c) the entering into by the Borrower and the other Loan Parties of the Loan Documents to which they are or are intended to be a party, (d) any initial Credit Extensions on the Closing Date and (e) the payment of the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the consummation of the foregoing.

 

Trust Company” means an entity, whether incorporated or not, doing business under the laws of any State or of the United States a substantial portion of the business of which consists of receiving deposits or exercising fiduciary powers similar to those permitted to national banks under the authority of the Comptroller of the Currency, and which is supervised and examined by State or Federal authority having supervision over banks or savings associations.  As of the Closing Date, (i) no Loan Party is a “Trust Company” and (ii) the business of the Loan Parties as a whole does not qualify as a “Trust Company”; it being understood and agreed, for the avoidance of doubt, that the term “Trust Company” does not include a Person designated as a nonbank trustee or custodian of health savings accounts pursuant to Section 223(d)(1)(B) of the Code and 26 CFR 1.408-2(e).

 

Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

 

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York; provided that if perfection or the effect of perfection or non-perfection or the priority of any security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection, effect of perfection or non-perfection or priority.

 

Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

 

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Uniform Customs” means the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (2007 Revision), effective July, 2007 International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600.

 

United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.

 

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(i).

 

Unrestricted Cash Amount” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate amount of (i) unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and (ii) cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries restricted in favor of the Facilities or any other Indebtedness permitted to be secured by a Lien on the Collateral along with the Facilities, in each case, whether or not held in an account pledged to the Administrative Agent.

 

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is designated by the Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary in accordance with Section 6.17, but only to the extent that such Subsidiary:

 

(a)                                 has no Indebtedness other than Non-Recourse Debt;

 

(b)                                 is not party to any agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding with the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower unless the terms of any such agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding are not materially less favorable to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons who are not Affiliates of the Borrower;

 

(c)                                  is a Person with respect to which neither the Borrower nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has any direct or indirect obligation (x) to subscribe for additional Equity Interests or (y) to maintain or preserve such Person’s financial condition or to cause such Person to achieve any specified level of operating results; and

 

(d)                                 has not guaranteed or otherwise directly or indirectly provided credit support for any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries unless such guarantee or credit support is released upon its designation as an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

 

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of any of Exhibits H1 through H4, as the context requires.

 

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (i) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (a) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (b) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment by (ii) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness; provided that

 

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for purposes of determining the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any Indebtedness that is being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended (the “Applicable Indebtedness”), the effect of any prepayments made on such Applicable Indebtedness prior to the date of the applicable modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension shall be disregarded.

 

Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association.

 

Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-in Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule.

 

Withholding Agent” means any Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.

 

Section 1.02                             Other Interpretive Provisions.  With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

 

(a)                                 The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and permitted assigns, (iii) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

 

(b)                                 In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding” and the word “through” means “to and including.”

 

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(c)                                  Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

(d)                                 Any reference herein to a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, assignment, sale, disposition or transfer, or similar term, shall be deemed to apply to a division of or by a Person, or an allocation of assets to a series of a Person (or the unwinding of such a division or allocation), as if it were a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, assignment, sale, disposition or transfer, or similar term, as applicable, to, of or with a separate Person. Any division of a Person shall constitute a separate Person hereunder (and each division of any Person that is a Subsidiary, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person or entity).

 

Section 1.03                             Accounting Terms.

 

(a)                                 Generally. Subject to Section 1.03(b), all accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with GAAP, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with GAAP, applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, and applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Borrower Annual Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein; provided that if at any time a change in GAAP occurs that would result in a change to the method of accounting for obligations relating to a lease that was accounted for by a Person as an operating lease as of the Closing Date (or any similar lease entered into after the Closing Date by such Person), such obligations shall be accounted for as obligations relating to an operating lease and not as a Capital Lease.

 

(b)                                 Changes in GAAP. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (i) without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Borrower or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein and (ii) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof.

 

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(d)                                 Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein or any requirement under GAAP, all obligations of any Person that are or would have been treated as operating leases for purposes of GAAP prior to the issuance by the FASB on February 25, 2016 of an Accounting Standards Update (the “ASU”) shall continue to be accounted for as operating leases for purposes of all financial definitions and calculations for purposes of this Agreement (whether or not such operating lease obligations were in effect on such date) notwithstanding the fact that such obligations are required in accordance with the ASU (on a prospective or retroactive basis or otherwise) to be treated as Capital Leases in the financial statements of such Person.

 

Section 1.04                             Rounding.  Any financial ratios required to be maintained or complied with by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement (or required to be satisfied in order for a specific action to be permitted under this Agreement) shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

 

Section 1.05                             Times of Day.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

 

Section 1.06                             Letter of Credit Amounts.  With respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.

 

Section 1.07                             Currency Equivalents Generally; Change of Currency.  For purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (other than Articles 2, 9 and 10 hereof), where the permissibility of a transaction or determinations of required actions or circumstances depend upon compliance with, or are determined by reference to, amounts stated in Dollars, such amounts shall be deemed to refer to Dollars or Dollar Equivalents and any requisite currency translation shall be based on the Spot Rate in effect on the Business Day of such transaction or determination.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with Sections 7.01, 7.02 and 7.03 with respect to any amount of Liens, Indebtedness or Investment in currencies other than Dollars, no Default shall be deemed to have occurred solely as a result of changes in rates of exchange occurring after the time such Lien is created, Indebtedness is incurred or Investment is made. Each provision of this Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify with the Borrower’s consent (not to be unreasonably withheld) to appropriately reflect a change in currency of any country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to such change in currency.

 

Section 1.08                             Timing of Payment and Performance.  When the payment of any obligation or the performance of any covenant, duty or obligation is stated to be due or performance required on a day which is not a Business Day, the date of such payment (other than as described in the definition of Interest Period) or performance shall extend to the immediately succeeding Business Day.

 

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Section 1.09                             Certain Calculations.

 

(a)                                 All pro forma calculations permitted or required to be made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to this Agreement shall include only those adjustments that have been certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as having been prepared in good faith based upon reasonably detailed written assumptions believed by the Borrower at the time of preparation to be reasonable and which are reasonably foreseeable.  Any ratio calculated hereunder that includes Consolidated EBITDA shall look to Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently completed Measurement Period.

 

(b)                                 The pro forma Total Net Leverage Ratio, Secured Net Leverage Ratio and Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio shall be calculated as follows:

 

(i)                                     in the event that the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary incurs, assumes, guarantees, redeems, retires or extinguishes any Indebtedness subsequent to the last day of the Measurement Period for which such pro forma ratio is being calculated but on or prior to the date of the event for which the calculation of such pro forma ratio is being made (a “Ratio Calculation Date”), then such pro forma ratio shall be calculated as if such incurrence, assumption, guarantee, redemption, retirement or extinguishment of Indebtedness (and all other incurrences, assumptions, guarantees, redemptions, retirements or extinguishments of Indebtedness consummated since the last day of the applicable Measurement Period but on or prior to the Ratio Calculation Date) had occurred at the last day of the applicable Measurement Period; provided that (i) in the case of any incurrence of Indebtedness or establishment of any revolving credit or delayed draw commitments, (x) a borrowing of the maximum amount of Indebtedness available under such revolving credit or delayed draw commitments shall be assumed and (y)  the cash proceeds of such incurred Indebtedness shall be excluded from amounts that may be netted in the calculation of pro forma Total Net Leverage Ratio or pro forma Secured Net Leverage Ratio, as applicable and (ii) the pro forma Consolidated Interest Charges for the applicable Measurement Period shall be calculated assuming such Indebtedness had been outstanding or repaid, as the case may be, since the first day and through the end of the applicable Measurement Period (taking into account any interest rate Swap Contracts applicable to such Indebtedness);

 

(ii)                                  in the event that any Permitted Acquisitions or other permitted Investments in the nature of an acquisition are made subsequent to the last day of the applicable Measurement Period for which such pro forma ratio is being calculated but on or prior to the Ratio Calculation Date, then Consolidated EBITDA shall be (x) increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to the property or Investment that is the subject of such Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment in the nature of an acquisition, in each case assuming such Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment had been made on the first day of the applicable Measurement Period and (y) otherwise calculated as set forth in the third paragraph of the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” on a Pro Forma Basis;

 

(iii)                               in the event that Dispositions are made subsequent to the last day of the applicable Measurement Period for which such pro forma ratio is being calculated but on or prior to the relevant Ratio Calculation Date, then Consolidated EBITDA shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if positive) attributable to the

 

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property that is the subject of such Disposition or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if negative) attributable thereto, in each case assuming such Disposition had been made on the first day of the applicable Measurement Period; and

 

(iv)                              for the avoidance of doubt, the cash used in connection with any transaction specified above shall be excluded from amounts that may be netted in the calculation of pro forma Total Net Leverage Ratio or Secured Net Leverage Ratio, as applicable.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, solely for the purpose of (A) measuring the relevant financial ratios and basket availability or pro forma compliance with any covenant with respect to the incurrence of any Indebtedness (including any Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Loans, Incremental Term Loan Commitments or Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments) or Liens or the making of any Investments (including the determination of whether an acquisition is a Permitted Acquisition) or Dispositions or the designation of any Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary or (B) other than in connection with the incurrence of any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, any Other Revolving Commitments or any Revolving Credit Loans, determining compliance with representations and warranties or the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, in each case, in connection with any action being taken in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition (including any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof, the incurrence or assumption of any Liens, the making of any Investments or Restricted Payments or the repayment of any Indebtedness for which an irrevocable notice of prepayment or redemption is required), if the Borrower has made an LCA Election with respect to such Limited Condition Acquisition, the date of determination of whether any such action is permitted hereunder shall be deemed to be the date on which the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Acquisition are entered into (the “LCA Test Date”), and if, after giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to the Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof, the incurrence or assumption of any Liens, the making of any Investments or Restricted Payments or the repayment of any Indebtedness for which an irrevocable notice of prepayment or redemption is required) as if they had occurred at the beginning of the most recently completed Measurement Period ending prior to the LCA Test Date, the Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCA Test Date in compliance with such financial ratio or basket, such financial ratio or basket shall be deemed to have been complied with.  If the Borrower has made an LCA Election for any Limited Condition Acquisition, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any financial ratio or basket availability on or following the relevant LCA Test Date and prior to the earlier of (x) the date on which such Limited Condition Acquisition is consummated or (y) the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Acquisition is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition, any such financial ratio or basket availability shall be calculated (and tested) (A) on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Condition Acquisition and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof, the incurrence or assumption of any Liens, the making of any Investments or Restricted Payments or the repayment of any Indebtedness for which an irrevocable notice of prepayment or redemption is required) have been consummated until such time as the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition has actually closed or the definitive agreement with respect thereto has been

 

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terminated and (B) solely with respect to the making of any Restricted Payments, on a standalone basis without giving effect to such Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions in connection therewith.

 

(d)                                 For purposes of determining the calculation in the definition of Secured Hedge Agreement, or determining compliance with Sections 7.01, 7.02, 7.03, 7.06 and 7.14, with respect to any grant of any Lien, the making of any Investment or Restricted Payment, the incurrence of any Indebtedness or the prepayment, redemption, purchase, defeasement or satisfaction of Junior Indebtedness (each, a “Covenant Transaction”) in reliance on a “basket” that makes reference to a percentage of Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Total Assets, no Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to have occurred solely as a result of changes in the amount of Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Total Assets, as applicable, occurring after the time such Covenant Transaction is incurred, granted or made in reliance on such provision.

 

(e)                                  For purposes of calculating any “net” ratio test utilized in any debt incurrence test (including any amounts permitted to be incurred pursuant to Section 2.14 and Section 7.03(s)), such ratio shall be calculated after giving effect to any such incurrence on a pro forma basis, and, in each case, with respect to any revolving credit commitments being established utilizing a debt incurrence test (including any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment), assuming a borrowing of the maximum amount of such revolving credit commitment (but for the avoidance of doubt, no other previously established revolving commitment), and such calculation shall be made excluding the cash proceeds from such incurrence from the amount of cash and Cash Equivalents that may be netted in the calculation of pro forma Total Net Leverage Ratio or pro forma Secured Net Leverage Ratio, as applicable.

 

Section 1.10                             Rates.  The Administrative Agent does not warrant, nor accept responsibility, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate” or with respect to any comparable or successor rate thereto.

 

ARTICLE 2.
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

Section 2.01                             The Loans.

 

(a)                                 The Term A Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Term A Lender severally agrees to make a single loan to the Borrower on the Closing Date in an amount not to exceed such Term A Lender’s Term A Commitment. The Term A Borrowing shall consist of Term A Loans made simultaneously by the Term A Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentage of the Term A Facility. Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(a) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Term A Loans shall be denominated in Dollars and may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

(b)                                 The Revolving Credit Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Revolving Credit Loan”) to the Borrower in Dollars, from time to time, on any Business Day during the applicable Availability Period for the Revolving Credit Facility under which such

 

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Revolving Credit Lender has a Revolving Credit Commitment, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, (i) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments at such time and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Lender plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, further, that solely for purposes of Revolving Credit Loans made on the Closing Date (if any), the sum of the Unrestricted Cash Amount and amounts available to be drawn under the Revolving Credit Facility shall not be less than $250,000,000 on the Closing Date, after giving effect to the borrowing of such Revolving Credit Loans and the other Transactions.  Within the limits of each Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.01(b), prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.01(b). Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans as further provided herein.

 

Section 2.02                             Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

 

(a)                                 Each Borrowing, each conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by “pdf” or similar electronic format, in the form of a Committed Loan Notice or a Conversion/Continuation Notice, as applicable (each, a “Notice”). Each such Notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than (i) 11:00 a.m. three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or of any conversion of or conversion to Eurodollar Rate Loans and (ii) 11:00 a.m. one Business Day prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans.  Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $5,000,000 and whole multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c) and 2.04(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof. Each Notice shall specify, as applicable, (1) whether the Borrower is requesting a Term Borrowing, a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, and in each case, the Class of the relevant Loans and Borrowings, (2) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (3) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (4) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans are to be converted, and (5) if applicable, the duration of the applicable Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Eurodollar Rate Loans with an Interest Period of one month. Any such automatic conversion to Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurodollar Rate Loans. If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, or conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, as applicable, but fails to

 

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specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

 

(b)                                 Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage under the applicable Facility of the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in Section 2.02(a).  In the case of a Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 p.m., in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Loan or Base Rate Loan on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (or, if such Borrowing is to be made on the Closing Date, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent by wire transfer of such funds in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date a Committed Loan Notice with respect to a Revolving Credit Borrowing is given by the Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Revolving Credit Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, and second, shall be made available to the Borrower as provided above.

 

(c)                                  Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurodollar Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Loan. During the existence of an Event of Default, any Loan may be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurodollar Rate Loans unless the Required Lenders have determined, in their sole discretion, not to permit such conversion or continuation.

 

(d)                                 The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of any change in the Prime Rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

 

(e)                                  After giving effect to all Borrowings, all conversions of Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than ten (10) Interest Periods in effect at any one time.

 

Section 2.03                             Letters of Credit.

 

(a)                                 The Letter of Credit Commitment.  (i) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars for the account of the Borrower (or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries so long as the Borrower is a joint and several co-applicant, and references to the “Borrower” in this

 

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Section 2.03 and elsewhere in this Agreement with respect to requests for Letters of Credit (including renewals or continuations thereof) shall be deemed to include any such Restricted Subsidiary), and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit issued by it; and (B) the Revolving Credit Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of the Borrower and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (w) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments at such time, (x) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Lender, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, (y) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit and (z) the aggregate amount of L/C Obligations owing to an L/C Issuer shall not exceed the amount set forth opposite such L/C Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Letter of Credit Commitments”.  Each request by the Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrower that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed. All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.

 

(i)                                     No L/C Issuer shall issue any Letter of Credit if:

 

(A)                               subject to Section 2.03(b)(iii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance or last extension, unless the Required Revolving Credit Lenders have approved such expiry date; or

 

(B)                               the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless such Letter of Credit is Cash Collateralized no less than fifteen (15) days prior to the Letter of Credit Expiration Date at 105% of the face amount thereof.

 

(ii)                                  No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:

 

(A)                               any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally

 

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or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which such L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;

 

(B)                               the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally;

 

(C)                               except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $100,000; provided that such initial minimum amount shall not apply to any Existing Letter of Credit;

 

(D)                               such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars; or

 

(E)                                any Revolving Credit Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless such L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to such L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrower or such Revolving Credit Lender to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to any required adjustment pursuant to Section 2.16(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued and all other L/C Obligations as to which such L/C Issuer has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion.

 

(iii)                               No L/C Issuer shall amend any Letter of Credit if such L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.

 

(iv)                              No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) such L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof, or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit.

 

(v)                                 Each L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Revolving Credit Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and each L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Administrative Agent in Article 9 hereof with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by such L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and the Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article 9 hereof included such L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuers.

 

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(b)                                 Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Extension Letters of Credit.  (i) Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrower delivered to the applicable L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. at least three Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be. In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (G) the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit; and (H) such other matters as the applicable L/C Issuer may reasonably require. In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer: (A) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (B) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (C) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (D) such other matters as the applicable L/C Issuer may reasonably require. Additionally, the Borrower shall furnish to the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as the applicable L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

 

(ii)                                  Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the applicable L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Borrower and, if not, the applicable L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof. Unless the applicable L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Revolving Credit Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Loan Party, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article 4 hereof shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the applicable L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the Borrower or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with the applicable L/C Issuer’s usual and customary business practices. Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the applicable L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

 

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Letter of Credit”); provided that, unless otherwise agreed to by the applicable L/C Issuer, any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the applicable L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the applicable L/C Issuer, the Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the applicable L/C Issuer for any such extension. Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the applicable L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date unless such Letter of Credit is Cash Collateralized at 105% of the face amount thereof in accordance with this Agreement; provided, however, that the applicable L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) the applicable L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted or would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (i) or (ii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (in writing) on or before the day that is seven days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Credit Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Revolving Credit Lender or the Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice), and in each such case directing the applicable L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.

 

(iv)                              Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the applicable L/C Issuer will also deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.

 

(c)                                  Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.

 

(i)                                     Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof. Not later than 11:00 a.m. on the next Business Day following any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit (or on the second Business Day following any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer if such notice is delivered to the Borrower after 11:00 a.m. on the date of any such payment) (each such applicable date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrower shall reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing as provided in this Section 2.03(c).  If the Borrower fails to so reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof. In such event, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of

 

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Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice).

 

(ii)                                  Each Revolving Credit Lender shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral provided for this purpose) for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 12:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the applicable L/C Issuer in Dollars.

 

(iii)                               With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice) cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the applicable L/C Issuer an L/C Borrowing in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which L/C Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate. In such event, each Revolving Credit Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such L/C Borrowing and shall constitute an L/C Advance from such Revolving Credit Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.

 

(iv)                              Until each Revolving Credit Lender funds its Revolving Credit Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer.

 

(v)                                 Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or L/C Advances to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit issued by it, as contemplated by this Section 2.03(c), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against the applicable L/C Issuer, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default; or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice). No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by the applicable L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.

 

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(vi)                              If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), the applicable L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Credit Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the applicable L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the applicable L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the applicable L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing. If such Revolving Credit Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loan included in the relevant Revolving Credit Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be. A certificate of the applicable L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Credit Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.03(c)(vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(d)                                 Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)                                     At any time after the applicable L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Revolving Credit Lender such Revolving Credit Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

 

(ii)                                  If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the applicable L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Revolving Credit Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Effective Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations, the termination of the Commitments and the termination of this Agreement.

 

(e)                                  Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit and to repay each L/C Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:

 

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(i)                                     any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or any other Loan Document;

 

(ii)                                  the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), the applicable L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;

 

(iii)                               any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;

 

(iv)                              any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by the applicable L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law; or

 

(v)                                 any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

The Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with the Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, the Borrower will promptly notify the applicable L/C Issuer.  The Borrower shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against the applicable L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid or such claim arises from the applicable L/C Issuer’s gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a final non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction).

 

(f)                                   Role of L/C Issuer. Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Revolving Credit Lenders or the Required Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the

 

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absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a final non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction); or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document. The Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any L/C Issuer shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses(i) through (v) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against an L/C Issuer, and an L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which are determined by a final non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction to have been caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, any L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and the L/C Issuers shall not be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.

 

(g)                                  Applicability of ISP and Uniform Customs. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit and the Uniform Customs shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.

 

(h)                                 Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility, in Dollars, a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility determined as of the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December times the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit; provided that any Letter of Credit Fees otherwise payable for the account of a Defaulting Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit as to which such Defaulting Lender has not provided Cash Collateral satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer shall be payable, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, to the other Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with the upward adjustments in their respective Applicable Percentages allocable to such Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 2.16(a)(iv), with the balance of such fee, if any, payable to the applicable L/C Issuer for its own account. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate

 

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during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

 

(i)                                     Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuer. The Borrower shall pay directly to the applicable L/C Issuer for its own account, in Dollars, a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer, at a rate per annum of 0.125%, determined as of the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  In addition, the Borrower shall pay directly to the applicable L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.

 

(j)                                    Conflict with Issuer Documents. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.  To the extent any defaults, representations, or covenants contained in any Issuer Documents are more restrictive than the Events of Default, representations, or covenants contained herein, the Events of Default, representations and covenants herein shall control.

 

(k)                                 Provisions Related to Letters of Credit in respect of Other Revolving Commitments.  If the Letter of Credit Expiration Date in respect of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments occurs prior to the expiry date of any Letter of Credit, then (i) if consented to by the L/C Issuer which issued such Letter of Credit, if one or more other Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of which the Letter of Credit Expiration Date shall not have so occurred are then in effect, such Letters of Credit for which the applicable L/C Issuer has consented shall automatically be deemed to have been issued (including for purposes of the obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders to purchase participations therein and to make Revolving Credit Loans and payments in respect thereof pursuant to Section 2.03(c) and 2.03(d)) under (and ratably participated in by Lenders pursuant to) the Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of such non-terminating Classes up to an aggregate amount not to exceed the aggregate amount of the unutilized Revolving Credit Commitments thereunder at such time (it being understood that no partial face amount of any Letter of Credit may be so reallocated) and (ii) to the extent not reallocated pursuant to the immediately preceding clause (i), the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize any such Letter of Credit in accordance with the terms hereof.  Upon the maturity date of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit may be reduced as agreed between the L/C Issuers and the Borrower, without the consent of any other Person.

 

(l)                                     Additional L/C Issuers.  The Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, designate one or more additional Revolving Credit Lenders or Affiliates of Revolving Credit Lenders to act as an L/C Issuer under the terms of this Agreement, with the consent of each of the

 

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Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld) and such Revolving Credit Lender(s) or Affiliate thereof.  Any Revolving Credit Lender or Affiliate thereof designated as an L/C Issuer pursuant to this Section 2.03(l) shall be deemed to be the L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued or to be issued by such Revolving Credit Lender or Affiliate thereof, and all references herein and in the other Loan Documents to the term “L/C Issuer” shall, with respect to such Letters of Credit, be deemed to refer to such Revolving Credit Lender or Affiliate thereof in its capacity as L/C Issuer thereof, as the context shall require.

 

(m)                             Reporting. Not later than the third Business Day following the last day of each calendar month (or at such other intervals as the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer shall agree), each L/C Issuer shall provide to the Administrative Agent a schedule of the Letters of Credit issued by it, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, showing the date of issuance of each Letter of Credit, the account party, the original face amount (if any), the expiration date, and the reference number of any Letter of Credit outstanding at any time during such month, and showing the aggregate amount (if any) paid or payable by the Borrower to such L/C Issuer during such month.

 

Section 2.04                             Swing Line Loans.

 

(a)                                 The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, may in its sole discretion make loans (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time in Dollars on any Business Day during the Availability Period with respect to the Revolving Credit Facilities in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments at such time, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Lender at such time, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations at such time, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans at such time shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, and provided, further, that the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.04, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.04.  Each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest only at a rate based on the Base Rate. Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.

 

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may be given by “pdf” or similar electronic format. Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $500,000 and whole multiples of $100,000 in excess of that amount, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day. Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Revolving Credit Lender) prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article 4 is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 2:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower by wire transfer of such funds in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower.

 

(c)                                  Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.

 

(i)                                     The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, and shall on the date ten Business Days after any Swing Line Loan is made automatically be deemed to have requested, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Revolving Credit Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding. Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Committed Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Facility and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice). The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrower with a copy of the applicable Committed Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Revolving Credit Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the amount specified in such Committed Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in Dollars in immediately available funds (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral available with respect to the applicable Swing Line Loan) for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 p.m. on the day specified in such Committed Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.

 

(ii)                                  If for any reason any Swing Line Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Revolving Credit Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.04(c)(i), the request (or, if no request has been submitted, the deemed request) for Base Rate Loans submitted by the Swing Line Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by the Swing Line Lender that each of the Revolving Credit Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Revolving Credit Lender’s payment to the Administrative

 

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Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.

 

(iii)                               If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Credit Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing. If such Revolving Credit Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loan included in the relevant Revolving Credit Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be. A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Revolving Credit Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(iv)                              Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Credit Lender may have against the Swing Line Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice). No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.

 

(d)                                 Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)                                     At any time after any Revolving Credit Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Loan, if the Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Swing Line Lender.

 

(ii)                                  If any payment received by the Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Applicable Revolving Credit

 

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Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Effective Rate. The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations, the termination of the Commitments and the termination of this Agreement.

 

(e)                                  Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender.  Until each Revolving Credit Lender funds its Base Rate Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swing Line Lender.

 

(f)                                   Payments Directly to Swing Line Lender. The Borrower shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swing Line Loans directly to the Swing Line Lender.

 

(g)                                  Provisions Related to Other Revolving Commitments.  If the maturity date shall have occurred in respect of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments (the “Expiring Credit Commitment”) at a time when one or more other Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments are in effect with a longer Maturity Date (each, a “Non-Expiring Credit Commitment” and, collectively, the “Non-Expiring Credit Commitments”), then with respect to each outstanding Swing Line Loan, if consented to by the Swing Line Lender, on the earliest occurring Maturity Date with respect to the Expiring Credit Commitments such Swing Line Loan shall be deemed reallocated to the Class or Classes of the Non-Expiring Credit Commitments on a pro rata basis; provided that (x) to the extent that the amount of such reallocation would cause the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings to exceed the aggregate amount of such Non-Expiring Credit Commitments, immediately prior to such reallocation the amount of Swing Line Loans to be reallocated equal to such excess shall be repaid by the Borrower and (y) notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower shall be obligated to pay Swing Line Loans allocated to the Revolving Credit Lenders holding the Expiring Credit Commitments at the maturity date of the Expiring Credit Commitment or if the Loans have been accelerated prior to the maturity date of the Expiring Credit Commitment.  Upon the Maturity Date of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments, the Swing Line Sublimit may be reduced as agreed between the Swing Line Lender and the Borrower, without the consent of any other Person.

 

Section 2.05                             Prepayments.

 

(a)                                 Optional.

 

(i)                                     The Borrower may, upon notice in the form of a Prepayment Notice delivered to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty (other than, in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Loan, any amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05 and, in the case of any Incremental Term Loans, any premium contained in the applicable Joinder Agreement); provided that (A) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. (1) three Business Days prior to any date

 

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of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (2) one Business Day prior to any date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (B) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (C) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify (i) the date and amount of such prepayment and (ii) the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s ratable portion of such prepayment (based on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage in respect of the relevant Facility). If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.  Any voluntary prepayment of a Loan pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(i) shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts if required pursuant to Section 3.05. Each such prepayment of any outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(i) shall be applied as between Facilities as directed by the Borrower and, within any given Facility, shall be applied as directed by the Borrower to the installments thereof (or, if no such direction is provided, in direct order of maturity). Subject to Section 2.16, all payments made pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(i) shall be applied on a pro rata basis to each Lender holding Loans of the applicable Facility being prepaid in accordance with the principal amount of the applicable Term Loans held thereby.

 

(ii)                                  The Borrower may, upon notice in the form of a Swing Line Loan Prepayment Notice delivered to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (A) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. on the date of the prepayment, and (B) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $500,000 and in integral multiples of $100,000. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment. If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.

 

(b)                                 Mandatory.

 

(i)                                     Upon the incurrence or issuance by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness expressly permitted to be incurred or issued pursuant to Section 7.03 (except Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness)), the Borrower shall prepay (or Cash Collateralize, as applicable) an aggregate principal amount of Pro Rata Obligations equal to 100% of the gross cash proceeds received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries from any such Indebtedness, less all reasonable and customary out-of-pocket legal, underwriting and other fees, costs and expenses incurred or reasonably anticipated to be incurred within 90 days thereof in connection therewith, within one Business Day following receipt thereof by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, (such prepayments (or Cash Collateralization) to be applied as set forth in clauses (iv) and (vi) below).

 

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(ii)                                  (x) If the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries Disposes of any property (other than any Disposition of any property permitted by Section 7.05 (except pursuant to Sections 7.05(j) or 7.05(k))) which results in the realization by such Person of Net Cash Proceeds in excess of an aggregate amount of $25,000,000 per Fiscal Year, the Borrower shall prepay (or Cash Collateralize, as applicable) an aggregate principal amount of Pro Rata Obligations equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds in excess of such $25,000,000 no later than five (5) Business Days following receipt thereof by such Person (such prepayments (or Cash Collateralization) to be applied as set forth in clauses (iv) and (vii) below); provided that so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, such prepayment (or Cash Collateralization) shall not be required to the extent the Borrower reinvests such Net Cash Proceeds in assets of a kind then used or usable in the business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries within 450 days after the date of receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds, or enters into a binding commitment thereof within said 450-day period and subsequently makes such reinvestment within 180 days after the end of such 450-day period; provided that the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days following receipt by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of such Net Cash Proceeds of the Borrower’s intent to reinvest such Net Cash Proceeds.

 

(iii)                               Upon any Extraordinary Receipt received by or paid to or for the account of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, the Borrower shall prepay (or Cash Collateralize, as applicable) an aggregate principal amount of Pro Rata Obligations equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom in excess of $25,000,000 per Fiscal Year no later than five (5) Business Days following receipt thereof by such Person (such prepayments (or Cash Collateralization) to be applied as set forth in clauses (iv) and (vi) below); provided that so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, such prepayment (or Cash Collateralization) shall not be required to the extent the Borrower reinvests such Net Cash Proceeds in assets of a kind then used or usable in the business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries within 450 days after the date of receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds, or enters into a binding commitment thereof within said 450-day period and subsequently makes such reinvestment within 180 days after the end of such 450-day period; provided that the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days following receipt by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of such Net Cash Proceeds of the Borrower’s intent to reinvest such Net Cash Proceeds.

 

(iv)                              Subject to the next sentence, each prepayment (or Cash Collateralization, as applicable) of Pro Rata Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) shall be applied, first, to the Term Loans held by all Term Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Percentages (allocated pro rata as among the Term Loans and to each Term Lender on a pro rata basis in accordance with the principal amount of the applicable Term Loans held thereby and to scheduled amortization payments in direct order of maturity), second, any excess after the application of such proceeds in accordance with clause first above, to the Revolving Credit Facility in the manner set forth in clause (vi) of this Section 2.05(b) and third, any excess after the application of such proceeds in accordance with clauses first and second above may be retained by the Borrower. Except with respect to Term Loans incurred in connection with any Refinancing Amendment or any Joinder

 

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Agreement (which, in each case, may be prepaid on a less than pro rata basis if expressly provided for in such Refinancing Amendment or Joinder Agreement), each prepayment (or Cash Collateralization) pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) shall be applied ratably to the Pro Rata Obligations then outstanding entitled to payment (or Cash Collateralization) pursuant to the prior sentence (provided that any prepayment of Loans with the Net Proceeds of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness shall be applied solely to each applicable Class of Refinanced Debt). Any prepayment of a Loan pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.

 

(v)                                 If for any reason the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings at any time exceed the Revolving Credit Commitments at such time (including, for the avoidance of doubt, as a result of the termination of any Class of Commitments on the Maturity Date with respect thereto), the Borrower shall immediately prepay Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C Borrowings and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (other than the L/C Borrowings) (in an aggregate amount equal to 105% of the face amount thereof) in an aggregate amount sufficient to reduce the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings to the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments.  If for any reason the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations at any time exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit at such time, the Borrower shall immediately prepay L/C Borrowings and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount sufficient to reduce the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations to the Letter of Credit Sublimit.  If for any reason the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans at any time exceeds the Swing Line Sublimit at such time, the Borrower shall immediately prepay Swing Line Loans in an aggregate amount sufficient to reduce the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans to the Swing Line Sublimit.

 

(vi)                              Prepayments of the Revolving Credit Facilities made pursuant to this Section 2.05(b), first, shall be applied ratably to the L/C Borrowings and the Swing Line Loans, second, shall be applied ratably to the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans held by all Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages, and, third, shall be used to Cash Collateralize the remaining L/C Obligations. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit that has been Cash Collateralized, the funds held as Cash Collateral shall be applied (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer or the Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable. Prepayments of the Revolving Credit Facilities made pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) shall be applied ratably to the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans.  Amounts to be applied pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) to the mandatory prepayment of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans shall be applied, as applicable, first to reduce outstanding Base Rate Loans and any amounts remaining after such application shall be applied to prepay Eurodollar Rate Loans.

 

Section 2.06                             Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

 

(a)                                 Optional.  The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate any or all of the Revolving Credit Facilities, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit, or from time to time permanently reduce any or all of the Revolving Credit

 

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Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. five Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (iii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce (A) any Revolving Credit Facility if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments of such Revolving Credit Facility hereunder, the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings would exceed the Revolving Credit Facilities, (B) any Revolving Credit Facility if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments of such Revolving Credit Facility hereunder, the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings in respect of such Revolving Credit Facility would exceed such Revolving Credit Facility, (C) the Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit or (D) the Swing Line Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments of Swing Line Loans hereunder, the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans would exceed the Swing Line Sublimit.

 

(b)                                 Mandatory.

 

(i)                                     The aggregate Term A Commitments shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero on the date of the Term A Borrowing, which shall be on the Closing Date.

 

(ii)                                  If after giving effect to any reduction or termination of Revolving Credit Commitments under this Section 2.06 the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the aggregate Revolving Credit Facilities at such time, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit, as the case may be, shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.

 

(c)                                  Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swing Line Sublimit or the Revolving Credit Commitments under this Section 2.06. Upon any reduction of any Revolving Credit Commitments, the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Class of each applicable Revolving Credit Lender shall be reduced by such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such reduction amount. All fees in respect of any Revolving Credit Facility accrued until the effective date of any termination of such Revolving Credit Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

 

Section 2.07                             Repayment of Loans.

 

(a)                                 Term Loans.  Subject to Section 2.14 (i), the principal amounts of the Term A Loans shall be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments in the aggregate amounts set forth below on the dates set forth below:

 

Amortization Date

 

Term A Loan
Installment

 

January 31, 2020

 

$

7,812,500.00

 

April 30, 2020

 

$

7,812,500.00

 

 

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Amortization Date

 

Term A Loan
Installment

 

July 31, 2020

 

$

7,812,500.00

 

October 31, 2020

 

$

7,812,500.00

 

January 31, 2021

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

April 30, 2021

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

July 31, 2021

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

October 31, 2021

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

January 31, 2022

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

April 30, 2022

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

July 31, 2022

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

October 31, 2022

 

$

15,625,000.00

 

January 31, 2023

 

$

23,437,500.00

 

April 30, 2023

 

$

23,437,500.00

 

July 31, 2023

 

$

23,437,500.00

 

October 31, 2023

 

$

23,437,500.00

 

January 31, 2024

 

$

31,250,000.00

 

April 30, 2024

 

$

31,250,000.00

 

July 31, 2024

 

$

31,250,000.00

 

Maturity Date

 

Aggregate principal amount of all Term A Loans outstanding

 

 

provided, however, that the final principal repayment installment of the Term A Loans shall be repaid on the Maturity Date for the Term A Facility and shall be in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all Term A Loans outstanding on such date. In the event any Incremental Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans are made, such Incremental Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans shall be repaid in the amounts and dates set forth in the applicable Joinder Agreement or Refinancing Amendment with respect thereto and on the applicable Maturity Date thereof. All payments made pursuant to this Section 2.07(a) shall be applied on a pro rata basis to each Term Lender holding Term Loans on the applicable Facility or Class being repaid.

 

(b)                                 Revolving Credit Loans.  The Borrower shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders on the applicable Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facilities of a given Class the aggregate principal amount of all of its Revolving Credit Loans of such Class outstanding on such date.

 

(c)                                  Swing Line Loans.  The Borrower shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the earlier to occur of (i) the date ten Business Days after such Loan is made and (ii) the Maturity Date for the Original Revolving Credit Facility (although Swing Line Loans may thereafter be reborrowed in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof if there are one or more Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments which remain in effect).

 

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Section 2.08                             Interest.

 

(a)                                 Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each Eurodollar Rate Loan under a Facility shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate for Eurodollar Rate Loans under such Facility, (ii) each Base Rate Loan under a Facility shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for Base Rate Loans under such Facility, and (iii) each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for the applicable Revolving Credit Facility.

 

(b)                                 (i) If any amount payable by the Borrower under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

(ii)                                  Upon the occurrence of and while any Event of Default as described in Section 8.01(f) exists, the Borrower shall pay interest on all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

(iii)                               Upon the request of relevant Required Facility Lenders (or with respect to Letter of Credit Fees or fees payable pursuant to Section 2.09(a), upon the request of the Required Revolving Credit Lenders), while any Event of Default (other than the Events of Default described in clause (b)(i) and clause (b)(ii) above) exists, the Borrower shall pay interest on all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

(iv)                              Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

 

(c)                                  Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.

 

Section 2.09                             Fees.  In addition to certain fees described in Sections 2.03(h) and (i):

 

(a)                                 Commitment Fee. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility, a commitment fee in Dollars equal to the Commitment Fee Rate with respect to the applicable Revolving Credit Facility under which such Revolving Credit Lender has a Revolving Credit Commitment times the actual daily amount by which the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments exceeds the sum of (i) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans (for the avoidance of doubt, excluding Swing Line Loans), and (ii) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations, subject to adjustment as

 

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provided in Section 2.16. The commitment fee shall accrue at all times from the Closing Date until the applicable Maturity Date for the applicable Revolving Credit Commitments, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Section 4.02 is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December (commencing with the first such date to occur following the Closing Date) and on the applicable Maturity Date for the applicable Revolving Credit Commitments. The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears.

 

(b)                                 Administrative Agent Fee. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, the fees set forth in the Agency Fee Letter and such other fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)                                  Other Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay on the Closing Date to each Lender party to this Agreement as a Lender on the Closing Date, as fee compensation for the funding of such Lender’s Term A Loan and funded and unfunded Revolving Credit Commitments, a closing fee in an amount separately agreed to by the Borrower and the Arrangers for the benefit of such Lenders on the Closing Date, payable to such Lender from the proceeds of the Term A Loans as and when funded on the Closing Date.  Such closing fee shall be in all respects fully earned, due and payable on the Closing Date and non-refundable and non-creditable thereafter.

 

Section 2.10                             Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate.  All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans based on the Prime Rate shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, notwithstanding Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

 

Section 2.11                             Evidence of Debt.

 

(a)                                 The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such

 

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accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

 

(b)                                 In addition to the accounts and records referred to in Section 2.11(a), each Revolving Credit Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Revolving Credit Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Revolving Credit Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

 

Section 2.12                             Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.

 

(a)                                 General. All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 12:00 p.m. on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of all payments and prepayments of principal and interest due hereunder, together with all other amounts due thereto, including all fees payable with respect thereto, in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office.  All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. shall in each case be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  If any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

 

(b)                                 Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 p.m. on the date of such Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be

 

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made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)                                  Payments by Borrower; Presumptions by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the time at which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Appropriate Lenders the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Appropriate Lenders severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Appropriate Lender, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (c) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(d)                                 Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent. If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in this Article 2, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article 4 or in the applicable Joinder Agreement or Refinancing Amendment are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall promptly return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

 

(e)                                  Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Revolving Credit Loans and Term Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).

 

(f)                                   Funding Source. Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.

 

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(g)                                  Insufficient Funds. If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, L/C Borrowings, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, toward payment of interest and fees then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (ii) second, toward payment of principal and L/C Borrowings then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and L/C Borrowings then due to such parties.

 

Section 2.13                             Sharing of Payments by Lenders.  If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of (a) Obligations in respect of any of the Facilities due and payable to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations due and payable to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all the Lenders at such time or (b) Obligations in respect of any of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payment on account of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all of the Lenders at such time, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of Obligations in respect of the Facilities then due and payable to the Lenders or owing (but not due and payable) to the Lenders, as the case may be, provided that:

 

(i)                                     if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and

 

(ii)                                  the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (B) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.15, or (C) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply unless such purchase is made by the Borrower pursuant to Section 10.06(b)(vii)).

 

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The Borrower consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable Law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against the Borrower rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation.

 

Section 2.14                             Incremental Facilities.

 

(a)                                 The Borrower may by written notice to the Administrative Agent elect to increase the existing Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class (any such increase, the “Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments”) and/or increase the existing Term Commitments or incur one or more new term loan commitments (the “Incremental Term Loan Commitments”), by an amount (1) not to exceed in the aggregate, at the time of incurrence the Incremental Available Amount and (2) not less than, individually, $25,000,000. All Incremental Term Loan Commitments, Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Loans and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments shall be in Dollars.

 

(b)                                 Each such notice shall specify (i) the date (each, an “Increased Amount Date”) on which the Borrower proposes that the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments, as applicable, shall be effective, which shall be a date not less than 10 Business Days after the date on which such notice is delivered to the Administrative Agent (or such shorter period of time as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion); and (ii) the identity of each Lender or other Person, which must be an Eligible Assignee (each, an “Incremental Revolving Loan Lender” or “Incremental Term Loan Lender,” as applicable) to whom the Borrower proposes any portion of such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments, as applicable, be allocated and the amounts of such allocations. Any Lender approached to provide all or a portion of the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments, as applicable, may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide an Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment or Incremental Term Loan Commitment; provided that if any such Lender does not respond within the specified time period, such Lender shall be deemed to have declined to provide such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments, as applicable.  Any Incremental Term Loan Commitments effected through the establishment of one or more term loan commitments made on an Increased Amount Date that are not fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with an existing Class of Term Loans shall be designated a separate Class of Incremental Term Loan Commitments for all purposes of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Incremental Term Loans may be treated as part of the same Class as any other Incremental Term Loans if such Incremental Term Loans have identical terms (other than effective yield) and are fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with such other Incremental Term Loans.

 

(c)                                  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders promptly upon receipt of the Borrower’s notice of each Increased Amount Date and in respect thereof (i) the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and the Incremental Revolving Loan Lenders or Incremental Term Loan Commitments and the Incremental Term Loan Lenders, as applicable and (ii) in the case of each notice to any applicable Revolving Credit Lender of any such given Class, the

 

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respective interests in such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans of such Class, in each case subject to the assignments contemplated by this Section.

 

(d)                                 Such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments shall become effective as of such Increased Amount Date; provided that:

 

(i)                                     (x) subject, solely in the case of Incremental Term Loans, to Section 1.09(c), no Event of Default shall exist on such Increased Amount Date before or after giving effect to such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments, as applicable and the extensions of credit to be made thereunder on such date; and (y) the representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Article V hereof shall be true and correct in all material respects (except that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) on and as of such date, except in each case to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date); provided that, in the case of Incremental Term Loans incurred to finance a Permitted Acquisition, this clause (i)(y) shall be limited to the Specified Representations;

 

(ii)                                  the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments, as applicable, shall be effected pursuant to one or more Joinder Agreements executed and delivered by the Borrower, the Incremental Revolving Loan Lender(s) or Incremental Term Loan Lender(s), as applicable, and the Administrative Agent, each of which shall be recorded in the Register (and each Incremental Revolving Loan Lender and Incremental Term Loan Lender shall be subject to the requirements set forth in Section 3.01);

 

(iii)                               the Incremental Facilities shall be Guaranteed by the Guarantors and rank pari passu in right of security with the other Facilities;

 

(iv)                              all fees and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses owing to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (other than a Defaulting Lender) in respect of the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and Incremental Term Loan Commitments shall have been paid; and

 

(v)                                 the Borrower shall deliver or cause to be delivered legal opinions, officer’s certificates and such other documents (including, if applicable, the Mortgages and related documents required pursuant to Section 6.11(b) or modifications of any Mortgages and title insurance endorsements or policies) reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in connection with any such transaction.

 

(e)                                  On any Increased Amount Date on which Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments are effected, subject to the satisfaction of the foregoing terms and conditions, (i) each of the existing Revolving Credit Lenders of the Class being so increased shall assign to each of the Incremental Revolving Loan Lenders, and each of the Incremental Revolving Loan Lenders shall purchase from each of the existing Revolving Credit Lenders of the Class being so

 

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increased, at the principal amount thereof (together with accrued interest), such interests in the Revolving Credit Loans of the Class being so increased and participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans outstanding on such Increased Amount Date as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments and purchases, such Revolving Credit Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans will be held by existing Revolving Credit Lenders of such Class and Incremental Revolving Loan Lenders ratably in accordance with their Revolving Credit Commitments of the Class being so increased after giving effect to the addition of such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments to the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Class, (ii) each Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment shall be deemed for all purposes a Revolving Credit Commitment of the Class being so increased and each Loan made thereunder (an “Incremental Revolving Loan”) shall be deemed, for all purposes, a Revolving Credit Loan of the Class being so increased and (iii) each Incremental Revolving Loan Lender shall become a Lender with respect to the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment and all matters relating thereto.

 

(f)                                   On any Increased Amount Date on which any Incremental Term Loan Commitments of any Class (or any Incremental Term Loan Commitments increasing any existing Term Loans) are effective, subject to the satisfaction of the foregoing terms and conditions, (i) each Incremental Term Loan Lender of such Class or increase shall make a Loan to the Borrower (an “Incremental Term Loan”) in an amount equal to its Incremental Term Loan Commitment of such Class or increase and (ii) each Incremental Term Loan Lender of such Class or increase shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Incremental Term Loan Commitment of such Class or increase and the Incremental Term Loans of such Class or increase made pursuant thereto.

 

(g)                                  The terms (including pricing, premiums, fees, rate floors, optional prepayment provisions, and/or mandatory prepayment provisions) and conditions of the Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Term Loan Commitments shall be, except as otherwise explicitly set forth herein, as agreed in the Joinder Agreement between the Borrower, the applicable Incremental Term Loan Lenders providing such Incremental Term Loan Commitments and the Administrative Agent; provided that (i) the terms of such Indebtedness (other than with respect to pricing, premiums, fees, rate floors and/or optional prepayment provisions) shall not be materially more restrictive, taken as a whole, to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties than those set forth in this Agreement prior to the execution of such Joinder Agreement unless (x) such terms apply only after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is established or (y) this Agreement is amended so that such terms are also applicable for the benefit of any Lenders under any then-existing Facilities, (ii) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of all Incremental Term Loans of any such Indebtedness shall be no shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any other Term Loans at the time of the incurrence of such Incremental Term Loans, (iii) the applicable Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date of each Class shall be no shorter than the Latest Maturity Date at the time of the incurrence of such Incremental Term Loans, (iv) the pricing of each Class of Incremental Term Loans may be subject to “most favored nations” provisions if and to the extent set forth in the Joinder Agreement for such Class, and (v) in the case of Incremental Term Loans, such Indebtedness may participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis) in any mandatory prepayments of Term Loans hereunder, as specified in the applicable Joinder Agreement, and in the case of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments may participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis) in any mandatory

 

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reductions of Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder, as specified in the applicable Joinder Agreement; provided, further, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of Incremental Term Loans that amortize at not more than 1.0% per annum prior to the applicable Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date, the Joinder Agreement may include a customary excess cash flow mandatory prepayment provision requiring the Borrower to prepay amounts outstanding under such Incremental Term Loans with excess cash flow on an annual basis.

 

(h)                                 The terms and provisions of the Incremental Revolving Loans and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments shall be identical to the other Revolving Credit Loans of the Class being so increased and the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Class being so increased; provided that if the Incremental Revolving Loan Lenders require an interest rate in excess of the interest rate then applicable to the Revolving Credit Facility of the Class being so increased, the interest rate on the Revolving Credit Facility of such Class shall be increased to equal such required rate without further consent of the affected Lenders.

 

(i)                                     Each Joinder Agreement may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.14 (including any amendments that are not adverse to the interests of any Lender that are made to effectuate changes necessary or appropriate to enable any Incremental Term Loans that are intended to be fungible with any other Term Loans to be fungible with such other Term Loans, which shall include any amendments that modify the aggregate principal amount of scheduled installment payments to the extent such amendment does not decrease the installment payment an existing Term Lender would have received prior to giving effect to any such amendment).

 

(j)                                    This Section 2.14 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or Section 10.01 to the contrary.

 

Section 2.15                             Cash Collateral.

 

(a)                                 Certain Credit Support Events. Upon the request of the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer if, as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, the Borrower shall, in each case, immediately Cash Collateralize all L/C Obligations in an amount equal to 105% of the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations. At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, immediately upon the request of the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to cover all Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).

 

(b)                                 Grant of Security Interest. All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at a bank selected by the Borrower and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.  The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Lender, such Lender, hereby grants to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders (including the Swing Line Lender), and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all

 

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other property so provided as Cash Collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral may be applied pursuant to Section 2.15(c). If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the applicable Fronting Exposure and other obligations secured thereby, the Borrower or the relevant Defaulting Lender will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency.

 

(c)                                  Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.15 or Sections 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.16 or Section 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, Swing Line Loans, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may be provided for herein.

 

(d)                                 Release. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or other obligations shall be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 10.06(b))) or (ii) the Administrative Agent’s good faith determination that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that (x) Cash Collateral furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party shall not be released during the continuance of an Event of Default (and following application as provided in this Section 2.15 may be otherwise applied in accordance with Section 8.03), and (y) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the applicable L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender, as applicable, may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.

 

Section 2.16                             Defaulting Lenders.

 

(a)                                 Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable Law:

 

(i)                                     Waivers and Amendments. That Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, modification, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definitions of Required Lenders, Required Revolving Credit Lenders and Required Facility Lenders and, in addition, Defaulting Lenders shall not be permitted to vote with respect to any other amendment, modification, waiver or consent pursuant to Section 10.01 or otherwise direct the Administrative Agent pursuant to the terms hereof or of the other Loan Documents; provided that any amendment, modification, waiver or consent requiring the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender which affects such Defaulting Lender differently than other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender.

 

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(ii)                                  Reallocation of Payments. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article 8 or otherwise, and including any amounts made available to the Administrative Agent by that Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08), shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, if so determined by the Administrative Agent or requested by any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, to be held as Cash Collateral for future funding obligations of that Defaulting Lender of any participation in any Swing Line Loan or Letter of Credit; fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a non-interest bearing deposit account and released in order to satisfy obligations of that Defaulting Lender to fund Loans under this Agreement; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C Borrowings in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans or L/C Borrowings were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice) were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Borrowings owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Borrowings owed to, that Defaulting Lender. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.16(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

 

(iii)                               Certain Fees. That Defaulting Lender (x) shall not be entitled to receive a commitment fee pursuant to Section 2.09(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender) and (y) shall be limited in its right to receive Letter of Credit Fees as provided in Section 2.03(h).

 

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Revolving Credit Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans pursuant to Sections 2.03 and 2.04, the “Applicable Percentage” and “Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage” of each Revolving Credit Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility shall be computed without giving effect to the Revolving Credit Commitment of that Defaulting Lender; provided that (i) each such reallocation shall be given effect only if, at the date the applicable Revolving Credit Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, no Event of Default exists; and (ii) the aggregate obligation of each Revolving Credit Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans shall not exceed the positive difference, if any, of (x) the Revolving Credit Commitment of that Revolving Credit Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender minus (y) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of such Revolving Credit Lender plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Percentage of all Swing Line Loans.

 

(b)                                 Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C Issuers agree in writing in their sole discretion that a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders (and shall pay to such other Lenders any break funding costs that such other Lenders may incur as a result of such purchase) or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv)), whereupon that Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Revolving Credit Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Revolving Credit Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

Section 2.17                             Refinancing Facilities.

 

(a)                                 On one or more occasions, the Borrower may obtain, from any Lender or any other bank or financial institution or other institutional lender or investor that would constitute an Eligible Assignee if it were purchasing Loans hereunder and that agrees to provide any portion of Refinancing Term Commitments, Refinancing Term Loans, Other Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Loans, Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in the form of Refinancing Term Commitments, Refinancing Term Loans, Other Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Loans, in each case pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment in accordance with this Section 2.17 (each, an “Additional Refinancing Lender”); provided that the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and each L/C Issuer shall have consented (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned, or delayed) to such Lender’s or Additional Refinancing

 

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Lender’s providing such Refinancing Term Commitments, Refinancing Term Loans, Other Revolving Commitments, or Other Revolving Loans to the extent such consent, if any, would be required under Section 10.06 for an assignment of Refinancing Term Commitments, Refinancing Term Loans, Other Revolving Commitments, or Other Revolving Loans, as applicable, to such Lender or Additional Refinancing Lender; provided, further, that the following terms are satisfied:

 

(i)                                     any Refinancing Term Loans may participate on a pro rata basis or on a less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis) as among the various Classes of Term Loans (in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amounts thereof) in any voluntary or mandatory repayments or prepayments of Term Loans hereunder, as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment;

 

(ii)                                  (x) all Other Revolving Credit Commitments shall be deemed to be Revolving Credit Commitments for purposes of borrowings and prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans;

 

(iii)                               subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(k) and Section 2.04(g) to the extent dealing with Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit which mature or expire after a maturity date when there exist Other Revolving Credit Commitments with a longer maturity date, all Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit shall be participated on a pro rata basis by all Lenders with Revolving Credit Commitments (including Other Revolving Credit Commitments) in accordance with their Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage; and

 

(iv)                              assignments and participations of Other Revolving Credit Commitments and Other Revolving Credit Loans shall be governed by the same assignment and participation provisions applicable to Original Revolving Credit Commitments and Original Revolving Credit Loans.

 

(b)                                 The effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof of each of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 and, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent of (i) customary legal opinions, board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date other than changes to such legal opinion resulting from a Change in Law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (ii) reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents (including, if applicable, modifications to the Mortgages, title insurance endorsements or policies) as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to ensure that the enforceability of the Collateral Documents and the perfection and priority of the Liens thereunder are preserved and maintained.

 

(c)                                  Each issuance of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness under Section 2.17(a) shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $25,000,000.

 

(d)                                 Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that this Agreement and the other Loan Documents may be amended pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment, without the consent of any other Lenders, to the extent (but only to the extent) necessary to (i) reflect the existence and

 

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terms of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness incurred pursuant thereto and (ii) effect such other amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.17, and the Lenders hereby expressly authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such Refinancing Amendment.

 

(e)                                  This Section 2.17 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 and 10.01 to the contrary, and nothing in Section 2.05 to the contrary shall prohibit the application of this Section 2.17.

 

ARTICLE 3.
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

 

Section 3.01                             Taxes.

 

(a)                                 Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall to the extent permitted by applicable Laws be made free and clear of and without reduction or withholding for any Taxes. If, however, applicable Laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of the applicable Withholding Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Laws and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.

 

(b)                                 Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. The Loan Parties shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Laws, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of Other Taxes.

 

(c)                                  Tax Indemnifications.

 

(i)                                     The Borrower shall, and does hereby indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient or payable or paid by the Recipient, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of any such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender or an L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or an L/C Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error (so long as such certificate is prepared in a commercially reasonable manner in accordance with applicable Laws).

 

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(ii)                                  Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) above, each Lender and each L/C Issuer shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten days after demand therefor, for (x) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender or such L/C Issuer (but only to the extent that the Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), (y) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority and (z) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s or L/C Issuer’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register.

 

(iii)                               A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender or any L/C Issuer by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender and L/C Issuer hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).

 

(d)                                 Evidence of Payments. Upon request by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, as soon as possible after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party or by the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, such Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to such Loan Party, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

 

(e)                                  Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation.

 

(i)                                     For purposes of this Section 3.01(e), the term “Lender” includes any L/C Issuer. Each Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and to the Administrative Agent, at the time or times prescribed by applicable Laws and when reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Laws or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the delivery, completion and execution of documentation (other than such documentation set forth in subsections (e)(ii) and (iv)) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment

 

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such delivery, completion or execution would subject the Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

 

(ii)                                  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, on or prior to the date on which a Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), but only to the extent it is legally entitled to do so,

 

(A)                               any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from backup withholding; and

 

(B)                               each Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be reasonably requested by the recipient), whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(1)                                 in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty,

 

(2)                                 executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI,

 

(3)                                 in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not (A) a “bank” within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (B) a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or (C) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and (y) executed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, or

 

(4)                                 to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-2 or H-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the

 

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portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner together with the executed copies of the applicable IRS Forms.

 

(iii)                               Each Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or about the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by Applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by Applicable Law to permit the Borrower or Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.

 

(iv)                              If a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (iii), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

 

(v)                                 Each Lender shall promptly (A) notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of any change in circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction or if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect and (B) update any such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

 

(f)                                   Treatment of Certain Refunds. At no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or an L/C Issuer, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or L/C Issuer, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or L/C Issuer, as the case may be. If the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Indemnified Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by the Borrower or with respect to which the Borrower has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section, it shall pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrower under this Section with respect to the Indemnified Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses

 

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(including Taxes) incurred by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, related to the receipt of such refund and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer in the event the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. This subsection shall not be construed to require the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrower or any other Person. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer be required to pay any amount to the Borrower pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer in a less favorable after-Tax position than the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to the refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid.

 

(g)                                  Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation and/or replacement of the Administrative Agent, any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or any L/C Issuer, the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

 

Section 3.02                             Illegality.  If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the applicable interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Rate Loans in the affected currency or currencies or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), convert all such Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans or (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate), the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may

 

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not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.

 

Section 3.03                             Inability to Determine Rates.  Subject to Section 3.08, if the Required Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a Eurodollar Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof that (a) (i) deposits are not being offered to banks in the interbank market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Loan, or (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan, or (b) the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, then in each case, the Required Lenders will so notify the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender.  Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans, as applicable, shall be suspended and (y) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Eurodollar Rate component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, in the amount specified therein.

 

Section 3.04                             Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.

 

(a)                                 Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:

 

(i)                                     impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e)) or any L/C Issuer;

 

(ii)                                  subject any Recipient to any Tax (except for Indemnified Taxes covered by Section 3.01 and the imposition of, or any change in the rate of, any Tax described in clause (a)(ii) or clause (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Tax) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitment, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or

 

(iii)                               impose on any Lender or any L/C Issuer or the interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement, Eurodollar Rate Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

 

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer or any Lender of making, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or L/C Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of

 

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principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, the Borrower will pay to the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered; provided, that the Borrower shall not be obligated to pay any such compensation unless the Lender or L/C Issuer requesting such compensation also is requesting compensation as a result of such Change in Law from other similarly situated customers under agreements relating to similar credit transactions that include provisions similar to this Section 3.04(a).

 

(b)                                 Capital Requirements. If any Lender or any L/C Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or such L/C Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer, to a level below that which such Lender or such L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered; provided, that the Borrower shall not be obligated to pay any such compensation unless the Lender or such L/C Issuer requesting such compensation also is requesting compensation as a result of such Change in Law from other similarly situated customers under agreements relating to similar credit transactions that include provisions similar to this Section 3.04(b).

 

(c)                                  Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender or an L/C Issuer setting forth in reasonable detail the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten days after receipt thereof.

 

(d)                                 Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or any L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an L/C Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than six months prior to the date that such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the six-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

 

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(e)                                  Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans. The Borrower shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurodollar funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurodollar liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurodollar Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive and binding), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrower shall have received at least ten days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender; provided, further, that the Borrower shall not be obligated to pay any such additional interest unless the Lender requesting such additional interest also is requesting additional interest from other similarly situated customers under agreements relating to similar credit transactions that include provisions similar to this Section 3.04(e). If a Lender fails to give notice ten days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable ten days from receipt of such notice.

 

Section 3.05                             Compensation for Losses.  Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrower shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

 

(a)                                 any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

 

(b)                                 any failure by the Borrower to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrower (in the case of a borrowing, for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan); or

 

(c)                                  any assignment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 3.06(b) or Section 10.13.

 

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar Rate Loan made by it at the Eurodollar Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London or other offshore interbank market for the applicable currency for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurodollar Rate Loan was in fact so funded. A certificate of a Lender setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender, as specified in this Section, delivered to the Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

Section 3.06                             Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

 

(a)                                 Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender, any L/C Issuer or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or any L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender or such L/C Issuer shall, as applicable, use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations

 

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hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender or such L/C Issuer, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02 as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or such L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.

 

(b)                                 Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, and in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different Lending Office in accordance with Section 3.06(a) which would eliminate such request for compensation or requirement to pay such additional amount, or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender hereunder, the Borrower may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.

 

Section 3.07                             Survival.  All of the Borrower’s obligations under this Article 3 shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments, any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations hereunder, and resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent.

 

Section 3.08                             Effect of Benchmark Transition Event.

 

(a)                                 Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrower so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 3.08 will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.

 

(b)                                 Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement.

 

(c)                                  Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark

 

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Replacement Date and Benchmark Transition Start Date, (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, and (iv) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or Lenders pursuant to this Section 3.08, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 3.08.

 

(d)                                 Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period, the component of Base Rate based upon LIBOR will not be used in any determination of Base Rate.

 

ARTICLE 4.
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

 

Section 4.01                             Conditions Precedent to the Closing Date.  The effectiveness of this Agreement and the obligations of each L/C Issuer and each Lender to make the initial Credit Extensions on the Closing Date shall, in each case, be subject to the following conditions:

 

(a)                                 The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals, facsimiles or “pdf” or similar electronic format (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party:

 

(i)                                     a Note executed by the Borrower in favor of each Lender that has requested a Note at least two (2) Business Days prior to the Closing Date;

 

(ii)                                  each Collateral Document set forth on Schedule 4.01(a)(ii), executed by each Loan Party thereto;

 

(iii)                               such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party;

 

(iv)                              an opinion from (A) Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, and (B) local or other counsel in each of the jurisdictions listed on Schedule 4.01(a)(iv), in each case as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, in the case of each of clauses (A) and (B), in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

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(v)                                 a certificate attesting to the Solvency of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (taken as a whole) on the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transactions, from the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit J;

 

(vi)                              a certificate attesting to the compliance with clauses (c), (g) and (h) of this Section 4.01 on the Closing Date from a Responsible Officer of the Borrower; and

 

(vii)                           a Committed Loan Notice pursuant to Section 2.02.

 

(b)                                 All actions necessary to establish that the Administrative Agent will have a perfected first priority security interest (subject to Permitted Liens) in the Collateral under the Loan Documents shall have been taken; provided that (i) to the extent any security interest in the Collateral is not granted or perfected on the Closing Date after Borrower’s commercially reasonable efforts to do so without undue burden or expense (other than the creation and perfection of a security interest in Collateral with respect to which a Lien may be perfected solely by (A) the filing of financing statements under the UCC and (B) the delivery of stock certificates or other certificates, if any, representing Equity Interests (other than Equity Interests constituting Excluded Assets) owned by the Loan Parties (other than any Equity Interests of the Subsidiaries of the Target), and, to the extent delivered to the Borrower by the Target prior to the Closing Date (after the Borrower’s use of commercially reasonable efforts to obtain such certificated equity interests), any Subsidiaries of the Target (other than any such Equity Interests constituting Excluded Assets) that are part of the Collateral), the grant or perfection of such security interest (including, without limitation, the security interest on any Material Real Estate Asset that is part of the Collateral) shall not constitute a condition precedent to the availability of the Credit Extension to be made on the Closing Date, but shall be granted or perfected, as the case may be, in accordance with Section 6.11.

 

(c)                                  The Acquisition shall have been, or shall be, substantially concurrently with the initial funding of the Term A Facility, consummated in accordance with the terms of the Acquisition Agreement, without giving effect to any modifications, amendments or express waivers or consents thereto that are materially adverse to the Lenders in their capacities as such without the prior written consent of the Arrangers (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned); provided that it is understood and agreed that (a) amendments, waivers and other changes by the Borrower (or its Affiliates) to the definition of “Company Material Adverse Effect”, and directions to take action (or refrain from taking action) and consents and requests given or made pursuant to such definition, shall in each case be deemed to be materially adverse to the Lenders and (b) any modification, amendment or express waiver or consent that results in a decrease to the purchase price by not more than 10% shall be deemed to not be materially adverse to the Lenders so long as such reduction is allocated to reduce the commitments under the Term A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility on a pro rata basis.

 

(d)                                 All fees and expenses due and payable to the Lenders, the Arrangers and the Administrative Agent and required to be paid on or prior to the Closing Date pursuant to the Engagement Letter and Fee Letters shall have been paid or shall have been authorized to be deducted from the proceeds of the initial funding under the Facilities, so long as any such fees or

 

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expenses not expressly set forth in the Fee Letters have been invoiced not less than two Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

 

(e)                                  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that all Indebtedness under the Existing Debt Agreements shall be simultaneously terminated and all amounts thereunder shall be simultaneously repaid in full and (ii) evidence that arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent shall have been made for the termination and release of guarantees, Liens and security interests granted in connection therewith in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. After giving effect to consummation of the Transactions on the Closing Date, neither the Borrower, the Target nor any of their respective Subsidiaries shall have any Indebtedness for borrowed money other than (i) the Facilities and (ii) Indebtedness set forth on Schedule 7.03.

 

(f)                                   The Administrative Agent shall have received, at least three Business Days prior to the Closing Date to the extent requested at least ten Business Days prior to the Closing Date, all documentation and other information that the Administrative Agent, on behalf of itself or any Lender, reasonably determines is required by U.S. regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

 

(g)                                  Each of the Acquisition Agreement Representations shall be true and correct. Each of the Specified Representations shall be true and correct in all material respects (in each case, except in the case of any representations which expressly relate to a specific date or period, such representation and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the respective date or for the respective period, as the case may be) (and, in each case, all respects if qualified by material adverse effect or other materiality qualifier).

 

(h)                                 There shall not have been a Material Adverse Effect since the date of the Acquisition Agreement.

 

(i)                                     The Administrative Agent shall have received (x) audited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the three most recently completed fiscal years ended at least 90 days before the Closing Date (the “Borrower Annual Financial Statements”) and (y) unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its subsidiaries for each subsequent fiscal quarter (other than the fourth fiscal quarter) ended at least 45 days before the Closing Date (the “Borrower Quarterly Financial Statements”); provided that filing of the required financial statements on form 10-K and/or form 10-Q by the Borrower will satisfy the foregoing requirements; it being understood that, unless the foregoing requirements are satisfied by the filing of a form 10-K and/or form 10-Q, such financial statements provided pursuant to this clause (i) need not be prepared in compliance with Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or include adjustments for purchase accounting (including adjustments of the type contemplated by Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 805, Business Combinations (formerly SFAS 141R)).

 

(j)                                    The Administrative Agent shall have received (x) audited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Target

 

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and its Subsidiaries for the three most recently completed fiscal years ended at least 90 days before the Closing Date (the “Target Annual Financial Statements”) and (y) unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income and cash flows of the Target and its subsidiaries for each subsequent fiscal quarter (other than the fourth fiscal quarter) ended at least 45 days before the Closing Date (the “Target Quarterly Financial Statements”); provided that filing of the required financial statements on form 10-K and/or form 10-Q by the Target will satisfy the foregoing requirements; it being understood that, unless the foregoing requirements are satisfied by the filing of a form 10-K and/or form 10-Q, such financial statements provided pursuant to this clause (j) need not be prepared in compliance with Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or include adjustments for purchase accounting (including adjustments of the type contemplated by Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 805, Business Combinations (formerly SFAS 141R)).

 

(k)                                 The Administrative Agent shall have received a pro forma unaudited consolidated balance sheet and related pro forma unaudited consolidated statement of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of and for the twelve-month period ending on the last day of the most recently completed four-fiscal quarter period ended at least 45 days (or 90 days in case such four-fiscal quarter period is the end of the Borrower’s Fiscal Year) prior to the Closing Date, prepared after giving effect to the Transactions as if the Transactions had occurred as of such date (in the case of such balance sheet) or at the beginning of such period (in the case of such statement of income) (the “Pro Forma Financial Statements”), it being understood that the Pro Forma Financial Statements need not be prepared in compliance with Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or include adjustments for purchase accounting (including adjustments of the type contemplated by Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 805, Business Combinations (formerly SFAS 141R)).

 

Section 4.02                             Conditions to All Credit Extensions after the Closing Date.  The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension other than a Letter of Credit, and if such Request for Credit Extension is for a Letter of Credit, the obligation of the applicable L/C Issuer to honor such Request for Credit Extension, after the Closing Date (other than (x) pursuant to a Conversion/Continuation Notice and (y) in connection with the funding of an Incremental Term Loan) is subject to the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)                                 The representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Article 5 or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, that are qualified by materiality shall be true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, and each of the representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in any other Loan Document or in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith that are not qualified by materiality shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except in each case to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in clauses (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01.

 

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(b)                                 No Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds thereof.

 

(c)                                  The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.

 

Each Request for Credit Extension (other than pursuant to a Conversion/Continuation Notice) submitted by the Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.

 

ARTICLE 5.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (x) on the Closing Date as to the Specified Representations and (y) on the date of each Credit Extension as contemplated by Section 4.02 as to each of the matters set forth below, that:

 

Section 5.01                             Existence, Qualification and Power.  Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Immaterial Subsidiary) thereof (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization; (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party; and (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license, except in each case referred to in clauses (a) (other than with respect to the Loan Parties), (b)(i) or (c), to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.02                             Authorization; No ContraventionThe execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is party have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents, (b) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien under, or require any payment to be made under (i) any material contract to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject or (c) violate any Law, except in each case referred to in clauses (b) or (c), to the extent that such conflict, breach, contravention, Lien, payment or violation would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.03                             Governmental Authorization; Other ConsentsNo material approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with (a) the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement

 

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or any other Loan Document, or for the consummation of the Transactions, (b) the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents or (c) the perfection or maintenance of the Liens created under the Collateral Documents (including the priority thereof), except in each case for (x) filings and actions completed on or prior to the Closing Date and as contemplated hereby and by the Collateral Documents necessary to perfect or maintain the Liens on the Collateral granted by the Loan Parties in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties (including, without limitation, UCC financing statements, filings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office and Mortgages (if any)) and (y) approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations, actions, notices and filings which have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect or which would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.04                             Binding EffectThis Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document, when delivered hereunder, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is party thereto in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that the enforceability thereof may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws generally affecting creditors’ rights and by equitable principles (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in equity or at law).

 

Section 5.05                             Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

 

(a)                                 The Borrower Annual Financial Statements: (A) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, (B) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (C) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness to the extent required by GAAP.

 

(b)                                 The Borrower Quarterly Financial Statements: (A) were each prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (B) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby.

 

(c)                                  To the Borrower’s knowledge, the Target Annual Financial Statements: (A) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, (B) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Target and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (C) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Target and its

 

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Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness to the extent required by GAAP.

 

(d)                                 To the Borrower’s knowledge, the Target Quarterly Financial Statements: (A) were each prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (B) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Target and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby.

 

(e)                                  The Pro Forma Financial Statements (i) have been prepared in good faith by the Borrower based upon (A) the assumptions stated therein (which assumptions are believed by it on the date of delivery thereof and on the Closing Date to be reasonable), (B) accounting principles consistent with the Borrower Annual Financial Statements and the Target Annual Financial Statements and (C) the information available to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date of delivery thereof, (ii) accurately reflect all adjustments required to be made to give effect to the Transactions and any other transactions expected to be entered into in connection therewith on the Closing Date, (iii) have been prepared in accordance with GAAP (subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes) consistently applied throughout the applicable period covered thereby, and (iv) present fairly the pro forma consolidated financial position and results of operations of the Borrower as of such date and for such periods, assuming that the Transactions and any other transactions expected to be entered into in connection therewith had occurred at such dates.

 

(f)                                   Since January 31, 2019, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.06                             LitigationThere are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened or contemplated, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or against any of their properties or revenues that either individually or in the aggregate would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.07                             No DefaultEach of the Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary is in compliance with all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

Section 5.08                             Ownership of Property; Liens. Each of the Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, all real property necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 5.09                             Environmental.

 

(a)                                 Each of the Loan Parties and its Restricted Subsidiaries is and has been in compliance with all Environmental Laws and has received and maintained in full force and effect all Environmental Permits required for its current operations, except where non-compliance would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b)                                 No Environmental Claim is pending or, to the Loan Parties’ knowledge, proposed, threatened or anticipated, with respect to or in connection with any Loan Party or its Restricted Subsidiaries or any real properties now or previously owned, leased or operated by any Loan Party or its Restricted Subsidiaries except as would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)                                  To the Loan Parties’ knowledge, there are no Environmental Liabilities of any Restricted Subsidiary of any kind whatsoever, whether accrued, contingent, absolute, determined, determinable or otherwise, and there are no facts, conditions, situations or set of circumstances which could reasonably be expected to result in or be the basis for any such Environmental Liability, except, in each case, as would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(d)                                 Neither Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has assumed or retained any Environmental Liability of any other Person, except as would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

This Section 5.09 contains the sole and exclusive representations and warranties of the Loan Parties with respect to environmental matters.

 

Section 5.10                             InsuranceThe properties of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies that are not Affiliates of the Borrower, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary operates.

 

Section 5.11                             TaxesThe Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries have filed all Federal, state and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all Federal, state and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income, business, franchise or assets otherwise due and payable, except (a) those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP or (b) to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.12                             ERISA Compliance; Labor Matters.

 

(a)                                 No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b)                                 There are no strikes, or other labor disputes pending or threatened against the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, the hours worked and payments made to employees of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries have not been in material violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable law dealing with such matters and all payments due from the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or for which any claim may be made against the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary to the extent required by GAAP.  Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, the consummation of the Transactions will not give rise to a right of termination or right of renegotiation on the part of any union under any material collective bargaining agreement to which the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (or any predecessor) is a party or by which the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (or any predecessor) is bound.

 

Section 5.13                             Subsidiaries; Equity Interests.  As of the Closing Date, the Borrower has no Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Part (a) of Schedule 5.13, and all of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and nonassessable and are owned by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries in the amounts specified on Part (a) of Schedule 5.13 free and clear of all Liens except those created under the Collateral Documents and Permitted Prior Liens. As of the Closing Date, (x) the Borrower has no equity investments in any other Person other than (i) those specifically disclosed in Part (b) of Schedule 5.13 and (ii) investments in Subsidiaries and (y) there are no Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

 

Section 5.14                             Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.

 

(a)                                 The Borrower is not engaged and will not engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.

 

(b)                                 None of the Borrower, any Person Controlling the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

 

Section 5.15                             DisclosureNo report, financial statement, certificate or other written information furnished in writing by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the Transactions or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case, taken as a whole and as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not materially misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Borrower represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by it to be reasonable at the time made, it being recognized by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that such financial information as it relates to future events is not to be viewed as fact and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such financial information may differ from the projected results set forth therein by a material amount.

 

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As of the Closing Date, all of the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification is true and correct in all material respects.

 

Section 5.16                             Compliance with LawsEach Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary thereof is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties (including the Act), except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.17                             Taxpayer Identification NumberThe Borrower’s true and correct U.S. taxpayer identification number is set forth on Schedule 10.02.

 

Section 5.18                             Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.  To the Borrower’s knowledge, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries own or possess the right to use all of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, logos, domain names and all good will associated therewith, copyrights, patents, patent rights, trade secrets, know-how, franchises, licenses, and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses as currently conducted, without conflict with the rights of any other Person, except where the failure to own or possess the right to use any such IP Rights would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries hold all right, title and interest in and to such IP Rights free and clear of any Lien (other than Liens permitted by Section 7.01). To Borrower’s knowledge, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material or activity now employed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary infringes upon, misappropriates or otherwise violates any rights held by any other Person, except where such infringement, misappropriation or other violation would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.19                             SolvencyAs of the Closing Date, immediately after giving effect to the consummation of the Transactions, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are, on a consolidated basis, Solvent.

 

Section 5.20                             Collateral DocumentsSubject to the proviso set forth in Section 4.01(b), the provisions of the applicable Collateral Documents are effective to create in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a legal, valid and enforceable first priority Lien (subject, in the case of any Collateral other than Collateral consisting of Equity Interests, to Permitted Liens and, in the case of Collateral consisting of Equity Interests, to non-consensual Liens permitted by Section 7.01 (collectively, such Liens, “Permitted Prior Liens”)) on all right, title and interest of the respective Loan Parties in the Collateral described therein.

 

Section 5.21                             Senior DebtThe Obligations constitute “Senior Indebtedness” (or any comparable term) or “Senior Secured Financing” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in, the documentation governing, any Indebtedness that is subordinated to the Obligations expressly by its terms.

 

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Section 5.22                             Anti-Terrorism; Anti-Money Laundering; Etc.  The Borrower has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure compliance in all material respects by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, and employees with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and, to Borrower’s knowledge, its and its Subsidiaries’ respective officers and directors, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws in all material respects and applicable Sanctions in all material respects and are not knowingly engaged in any activity that would reasonably be expected to result in the Borrower being designated as a Sanctioned Person.  No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries or, to their knowledge, any of their Related Parties (i) is an “enemy” or an “ally of the enemy” within the meaning of Section 2 of the Trading with the Enemy Act of the United States (50 U.S.C. App. §§ 1 et seq.), (ii) is in violation of (A) the Trading with the Enemy Act, (B) any of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V) or any enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, (C) the Act or (D) any other applicable laws relating to terrorism or money laundering (collectively, the “Anti-Terrorism Laws”) in any material respect or (iii) is a Sanctioned Person. No part of the proceeds of any Loan or Letter of Credit hereunder will be unlawfully used directly or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, indirectly to fund any operations in, finance any investments or activities in or make any payments to, a Sanctioned Person or a Sanctioned Country, or in any other manner that will result in any violation by any Person (including any Lender or Arranger, the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer or any Swing Line Lender) of any applicable Anti-Terrorism Laws or Sanctions.

 

Section 5.23                             Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  No part of the proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, indirectly, for any payments to any governmental official, governmental employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity on behalf of a Governmental Authority, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of Anti-Corruption Laws.

 

Section 5.24                             EEA Financial Institution.  No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.

 

Section 5.25                             Non-Bank Trustee Matters.  Borrower (a) is, and has been continuously since February 27, 2006, a nonbank trustee approved by the IRS under Treasury Regulation Section 1.408-2(e) and any applicable state and local laws and has administered health savings accounts in a manner consistent with such applicable law and (b) has not received any notice of investigation (other than routine investigations) or revocation regarding Borrower’s status as an approved nonbank trustee.

 

ARTICLE 6.
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

 

From and after the Closing Date, so long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation (other than contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim has been asserted and obligations and liabilities under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements) hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit (other than Letters of Credit which have been Cash Collateralized or as to which other arrangements satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer have been made) shall remain

 

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outstanding, the Borrower shall, and shall (except in the case of the covenants set forth in Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.03, and 6.14) cause each Restricted Subsidiary to:

 

Section 6.01                             Financial StatementsDeliver to the Administrative Agent for prompt distribution to each Lender:

 

(a)                                 within 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower (commencing with the Fiscal Year ending January 31, 2020), a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such Fiscal Year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for such Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous Fiscal Year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, audited and accompanied by a report and opinion of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP or any other independent certified public accountant of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Required Lenders, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or explanatory paragraph (other than a “going concern” qualification or exception or explanatory paragraph resulting solely from an upcoming maturity date under any Indebtedness occurring within one year from the time such opinion is delivered or any actual or anticipated breach of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11) or any qualification or exception or explanatory paragraph as to the scope of such audit; provided the foregoing financial statements are accompanied by consolidating information that explains in reasonable detail the differences between the information relating to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and the information relating to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a standalone basis, on the other hand;

 

(b)                                 in connection with each of the first three fiscal quarters of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower (commencing with the fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2019), within 45 days after the end of each such fiscal quarter, a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, the related consolidated statements of income or operations for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the Borrower’s Fiscal Year then ended, and the related consolidated statements of changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the portion of the Borrower’s Fiscal Year then ended, in each case setting forth in comparative form, as applicable, the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous Fiscal Year and the corresponding portion of the previous Fiscal Year, all in reasonable detail, certified by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or controller of the Borrower as fairly presenting, in all material respects, the financial condition, results of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes; provided the foregoing financial statements are accompanied by consolidating information that explains in reasonable detail the differences between the information relating to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and the information relating to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a standalone basis, on the other hand; and

 

(c)                                  not later than 60 days after the end of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower (commencing with the Fiscal Year ending January 31, 2020), an annual budget of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis consisting of consolidated balance sheets and statements of income or operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its Restricted

 

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Subsidiaries on a quarterly basis for the then-current Fiscal Year (including the Fiscal Year in which the Latest Maturity Date occurs, if such Fiscal Year is the then-current Fiscal Year).

 

As to any information contained in materials furnished pursuant to Section 6.02(b), the Borrower shall not be required separately to furnish such information under clause (a) or (b) above, but the foregoing shall not be in derogation of the obligation of the Borrower to furnish the information and materials described in clause (a) or (b) above at the times specified therein.

 

Section 6.02                             Certificates; Other InformationDeliver to the Administrative Agent for prompt distribution to each Lender, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

 

(a)                                 concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or controller of the Borrower;

 

(b)                                 promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of the Borrower, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which the Borrower may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether or not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto; provided that to the extent any such documents are filed with the SEC, such documents shall be deemed delivered pursuant to this Section 6.02(b) at the time of and so long as the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent in writing (by facsimile or electronic mail) of the filing with the SEC of any such documents; and

 

(c)                                  promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial or corporate affairs of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender, through the Administrative Agent, may from time to time reasonably request.

 

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(b) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (1) on which the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02, (2) on which such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent) or (3) on which such documents are filed for public availability on the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval System.

 

The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuers materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks, SyndTrak or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information within the meaning of United States federal securities laws (“MNPI”) with respect to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, or the respective securities of any

 

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of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities. The Borrower hereby agrees that (w) all Borrower Materials that are to be made available to Public Lenders shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any MNPI with respect to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, or their respective securities (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information” (and the Administrative Agent agrees that only Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” will be made available on such portion of the Platform); and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform that is not designated “Public Side Information.” Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall be under no obligation to mark any Borrower materials “PUBLIC.”

 

Section 6.03                             Notices.  Promptly notify the Administrative Agent when a Responsible Officer of the Borrower has knowledge of the occurrence of:

 

(a)                                 any Default;

 

(b)                                 any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

 

(c)                                  any other matter that has resulted, or would reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Each notice pursuant to this Section 6.03 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto. Each notice pursuant to Section 6.03(a) shall describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document, if any, that have been breached.

 

Section 6.04                             Preservation of Existence, Etc.  (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence and good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except in a transaction permitted by Section 7.04; (b) maintain all rights, privileges, permits, and licenses reasonably necessary in the normal conduct of its business, except to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (c) except as otherwise determined in Borrower’s reasonable business judgment, preserve, maintain, renew and keep in full force and effect all of its registered patents, trademarks, trade names, trade dress and service marks, the failure of which to so preserve, maintain, renew or keep in full force and effect would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (d) pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable all Federal, state and other material tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it or its properties or assets, unless the same are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted

 

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and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Section 6.05                             Maintenance of Properties.  Maintain, preserve and protect all of its properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, except where the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 6.06                             Maintenance of Insurance.

 

(a)                                 Maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies (that are not Affiliates of the Borrower) insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business, of such types and in such amounts as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons, and providing for not less than 30 days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent of termination, lapse or cancellation of such insurance, which insurance (except as to Excluded Subsidiaries) shall name the Administrative Agent as loss payee (in the case of casualty insurance) or additional insured (in the case of liability insurance); provided, however, if any insurance proceeds are paid on the account of a casualty to assets or properties of any Loan Party that do not constitute Collateral and at such time no Event of Default shall have occurred and is continuing, then the Administrative Agent shall take such actions, including endorsement, to cause any such insurance proceeds to be promptly remitted to the Borrower to be used by the Borrower or such Loan Party in any manner not prohibited by this Agreement.

 

(b)                                 Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, with respect to each Mortgaged Property (if any), if at any time the area in which the buildings and other improvements (as described in the applicable Mortgage) is designated a “flood hazard area” in any Flood Insurance Rate Map published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency), obtain flood insurance in such total amount as the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably require, and otherwise to ensure compliance with the NFIP as set forth in the Flood Laws. Following the Closing Date, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent annual renewals of each earthquake insurance policy, each flood insurance policy or annual renewals of each force-placed flood insurance policy, as applicable. In connection with any MIRE Event, the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent not later than thirty 30 days prior to the closing of such MIRE Event (and authorize the Administrative Agent to provide to the Lenders) for each Mortgaged Property (if any) a Flood Determination Form, Borrower Notice and Evidence of Flood Insurance, as applicable.

 

Section 6.07                             Compliance with Laws.  Comply with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its business or property, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted; or (b) the failure to comply therewith would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance in all material respects by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, and employees with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.

 

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Section 6.08                             Books and Records.  Maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions, and if and to the extent required by GAAP, matters involving the assets and business of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be.

 

Section 6.09                             Inspection Rights.  Permit representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent to visit and inspect any of its properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and to make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom, and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants, at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired (with the Borrower being required to pay all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for one visit each Fiscal Year) by the Administrative Agent, upon reasonable advance notice to the Borrower; provided, however, that when an Event of Default exists the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or any of their respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrower at any time during normal business hours and without advance notice, and without limitation as to frequency.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary will be required to disclose, permit the inspection, examination or making copies or abstracts of, or discuss, any document, information or other matter (i) that constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information, (ii) in respect of which disclosure to the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or their respective representatives or contractors) is prohibited by applicable Law or any binding agreement (to the extent such binding agreement was not created in contemplation of such Loan Party’s or Subsidiary’s obligations under this Agreement) or (iii) that is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work product; provided, in each case, that the Borrower shall have notified the Administrative Agent that such document, information or other matter is being withheld on the basis of the foregoing.

 

Section 6.10                             Use of Proceeds.  Use the proceeds of (a) the initial Term A Loans to financ