AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT

EX-10.1 2 d392189dex101.htm EX-10.1 EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT

AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT, dated as of August 2, 2012 (this “Amendment Agreement”), among BIOMET, INC., an Indiana corporation (“Borrower”), LVB ACQUISITION, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent (as defined below), L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender and each of the other Lenders (as defined below) party hereto.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

A. Borrower has entered into that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of September 25, 2007 (the “Original Credit Agreement”), by and among Borrower, LVB ACQUISITION, INC., a Delaware corporation, the lenders party thereto (collectively, the “Lenders”) and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as swing line lender (in such capacity, “Swing line Lender”), as a letter of credit issuer (in such capacity, “L/C Issuer”) and as administrative agent (in such capacity “Administrative Agent”) for the Lenders.

B. Each Lender who executes and delivers this Amendment Agreement has agreed to amend and restate the Original Credit Agreement in its entirety in the form attached as Annex A hereto.

C. Each of the Lenders party hereto has, to the extent indicated on its signature page hereto, agreed to convert a portion of its Dollar Term Loans and/or Euro Term Loans under and as defined in the Original Credit Agreement to Dollar Term B-1 Loans and/or Euro Term B-1 Loans under and as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

D. Each Lender listed on Schedule 2.01A to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement has, by executing a counterpart to this Amendment Agreement, agreed to provide a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment and or New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment in an initial amount as set forth on such Schedule 2.01A and on the Restatement Effective Date (as defined below) all outstanding Revolving Credit Commitments under and as defined in the Original Credit Agreement shall terminate.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of all of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

SECTION 1. Definitions. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Amendment Agreement have the same meanings as specified in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

SECTION 2. Amendment and Restatement. Effective as of the Restatement Effective Date (as defined below), and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (i) the Original Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in the form of Annex A hereto (the Original Credit Agreement, as so amended and restated, being referred to as the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”), (ii) Schedule 2.01A to the Original Credit Agreement is hereby replaced with Schedule 2.01A to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and (iii) the Exhibits attached to Annex A hereto constitute new Exhibits to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as applicable.

SECTION 3. Conditions to Effectiveness. This Amendment Agreement and the amendment and restatement of the Original Credit Agreement as set forth in Section 2 hereof shall


become effective as of the first date (such date being referred to as the “Restatement Effective Date”) when each of the following conditions shall have been satisfied:

(a) The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or facsimiles of the following:

(i) executed counterparts of this Amendment Agreement from Holdings, Borrower, the Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender, each Lender listed on Schedule 2.01A to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and Lenders under the Original Credit Agreement constituting the Required Lenders under and as defined in the Original Credit Agreement;

(ii) executed counterparts of the Guarantor Consent and Reaffirmation (substantially in the form of Annex B attached hereto) from each of the Guarantors;

(iii) a Note executed by Borrower in favor of each Lender providing a New Revolving Credit Commitment, Dollar Term B-1 Loan or Euro Term B-1 Loan that has requested a Note at least two Business Days in advance of the Restatement Effective Date;

(iv) a completed “Life-of-Loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determination with respect to the Mortgaged Property (together with a notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance duly executed by the Borrower and the applicable Loan Party relating thereto) and, if any such Mortgaged Property is located in a special flood hazard area, evidence of flood insurance to the extent required pursuant to the last sentence of Section 6.07 of the Credit Agreement;

(v) 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 or is to be a party on the Restatement Effective Date;

(vi) an opinion from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York counsel to the Loan Parties, an opinion from Ice Miller LLP, Indiana counsel to the Loan Parties, an opinion from Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Delaware counsel to the Loan Parties, and an opinion from Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Florida counsel to the Loan Parties, in each case, or other counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in the applicable jurisdictions, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(vii) a certificate attesting to the Solvency of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (taken as a whole) on the Restatement Effective Date after giving effect to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement from the Chief Financial Officer of Borrower; and

(viii) copies of a recent lien and judgment search in each jurisdiction reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent with respect to the Loan Parties.

 

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(b) The Administrative Agent and the Joint Bookrunners shall have received all fees and expenses required to be paid or reimbursed by Borrower as separately agreed between Borrower and the Joint Bookrunners.

SECTION 4. Fees and Expenses. Borrower covenants to pay on the Restatement Effective Date (or as promptly following the Restatement Effective Date as is practicable):

(i) to each Lender listed on Schedule 2.01A of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement a fee in Dollars equal to 0.25% of the excess of (x) the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s New Revolving Credit Commitments on the Restatement Effective Date over (y) the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments, if any, outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date under the Original Credit Agreement;

(ii) to each Lender under the Original Credit Agreement that has executed a counterpart of this Amendment Agreement prior to (x) in the case of any Lender that does not hold any Euro Term Loans under and as defined in the Original Credit Agreement, 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 25, 2012 and (y) in the case of any Lender that holds any such Euro Term Loans, 2:00 p.m., London time, on July 26, 2012:

(A) a fee in Dollars equal to 0.10% of the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Dollar Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments, in each case, under and as defined in the Original Credit Agreement on the Restatement Effective Date plus

(B) a fee in Euros equal to 0.10% of the aggregate principal amount of the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Euro Term Loans under and as defined in the Original Credit Agreement on the Restatement Effective Date plus

(C) a fee in Dollars equal to 0.15% of the sum of (x) the principal amount of such Lender’s Dollar Term B-1 Loans established on the Restatement Effective Date upon the effectiveness of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and (y) the lesser of (I) such Lender’s New Revolving Credit Commitments established on the Restatement Effective Date upon the effectiveness of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and (II) the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments, if any, outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date under the Original Credit Agreement plus

(D) a fee in Euros equal to 0.15% of the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Euro Term B-1 Loans established on the Restatement Effective Date upon the effectiveness of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

SECTION 5. Further Assurances and Post-Closing Conditions. Subject to the provisions of the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and any applicable limitations in any Loan Document, Borrower hereby agrees with the Administrative Agent to:

(a) upon reasonable request by the Administrative Agent (i) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation of any Collateral Document or other document or instrument relating to any Collateral and (ii) do, execute, acknowledge, deliver, record, re-record, file, re-file, register and re-register any and all such further acts, deeds, certificates, assurances and other instruments as the Administrative

 

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Agent may reasonably request from time to time in order to carry out more effectively the purposes of the Collateral Documents;

(b) within 90 days after the Restatement Effective Date (or such longer period of time as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent), with respect to each existing Mortgage, provide the Administrative Agent with such documentation with respect to the Mortgaged Property, in each case in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, as shall confirm the enforceability, validity and perfection of the lien in favor of the Secured Parties after giving effect to the Amendment and Restatement, including, without limitation:

(i) execute or cause the applicable Loan Party to execute an amendment to each existing Mortgage (each, a “Mortgage Amendment”), and in form for recording in the recording office where such Mortgage was recorded, together with such certificates, affidavits, questionnaires or returns as shall be required in connection with the recording or filing thereof under applicable law, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(ii) cause to be delivered a favorable opinion of counsel to the Loan Parties, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Secured Parties party to the Credit Agreement covering, among other things, the due authorization, execution, delivery and enforceability of each Mortgage as amended by the applicable Mortgage Amendment, and otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(iii) cause to be delivered a date down endorsement to each existing Mortgage Policy, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and reasonably assure the Administrative Agent as of the date of such endorsement that the Mortgaged Property subject to the lien of such Mortgage is free and clear of all defects and encumbrances except those Liens permitted under such Mortgage;

(iv) cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent such affidavits, certificates, information and instruments of indemnification as shall be required to induce the title insurance company to issue the endorsements to the Mortgage Policies contemplated in this Section 5(b) and evidence of payment of all applicable title insurance premiums, search and examination charges, mortgage recording taxes and related charges required for the issuance of the endorsements to the Mortgage Policies contemplated in this Section 5(b); and

(v) provide to the Administrative Agent evidence of payment by Borrower of all search and examination charges escrow charges and related charges, mortgage recording taxes, fees, charges, costs and expenses required for the recording of the Mortgage Amendments referred to above.

(c) promptly after the Restatement Effective Date (or such longer period of time as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) to the extent not provided prior to the Restatement Effective Date, provide to the Administrative Agent evidence that all insurance (including title insurance) required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents has been obtained and is in effect and that the Administrative Agent has been named as loss payee and/or additional insured, as applicable, under each insurance policy with respect to such insurance as to which the Administrative Agent shall have requested to be so named.

 

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SECTION 6. Representations and Warranties. Borrower and Holdings, jointly and severally, represents and warrants as follows as of the date hereof:

(a) The execution, delivery and performance by Borrower and Holdings of this Amendment Agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action. The execution, delivery and performance by Borrower and Holdings of this Amendment Agreement will not (a) violate the organizational documents of any Loan Party, (b) violate any material law applicable to any Loan Party, (c) violate or result in a default under any material indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon any Loan Party or its property, and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any property of any Loan Party (other than as permitted under Section 7.01 of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement); except with respect to any violation or default referred to in clauses (b) and (c), to the extent that such violation or default that would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(b) This Amendment Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Borrower and Holdings. Each Loan Document to which any Loan Party is a party, after giving effect to the amendments pursuant to this Amendment Agreement, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party party thereto, enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity and principles of good faith and fair dealing, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

(c) Upon the effectiveness of this Amendment Agreement, no Default or Event of Default shall exist.

(d) Each of the representations and warranties of Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Article V of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, is true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof; provided that, to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, they are true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided, further, that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to “materiality” or “Material Adverse Effect” is true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) in all respects on such respective dates.

SECTION 7. Reference to and Effect on the Original Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents.

(a) Except as expressly set forth herein or in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, this Amendment Agreement shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of, or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent, Borrower or the other Loan Parties under the Original Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, and shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Original Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, all of which are ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Collateral Documents and all of the Collateral described therein do and shall continue to secure the payment of all Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents, in each case, as amended by this Amendment Agreement.

 

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(b) On and after the effectiveness of this Amendment Agreement, each reference to the “Credit Agreement” in any other Loan Document shall mean and be a reference to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

SECTION 8. Execution in Counterparts. This Amendment Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery by facsimile or electronic transmission of an executed counterpart of a signature page to this Amendment Agreement shall be effective as delivery of an original executed counterpart of this Amendment Agreement.

SECTION 9. Successors. The terms of this Amendment Agreement shall be binding upon, and shall inure for the benefit of, the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

SECTION 10. Governing Law. This Amendment Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment Agreement to be executed by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized, as of the date first above written.

 

BIOMET, INC.
By:   /s/ Daniel Florin
  Name:   Daniel Florin
 

Title:   Senior Vice President and Chief

Financial Officer

 

[Restatement Agreement]


LVB Acquisition, Inc.
By:   /s/ Daniel P. Florin
  Name:   David P. Florin
  Title:  

Senior Vice President and Chief

Financial Officer

 

[Restatement Agreement]


BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative

Agent, Swing Line Lender, L/C Issuer and as a

Lender

By:   /s/ David Strickert
  Name:   David Strickert
  Title:   Managing Director

 

[Restatement Agreement]


Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC,

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ Sean Meeker
  Name:   Sean Meeker
  Title:   Authorized Signatory

For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:

 

$_924,322.61                                  (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or

 

¨ Entire Amount (cheek box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)

 

For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:

 

€             0                     (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being convened); or

 

¨Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

as a Lender,

By:       /s/ Vanessa Chiu
  Name: Vanessa Chiu
  Title: Executive Director
By:        
  Name:
  Title:
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$                                          (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
€                                          (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

as a Lender,

By:       /s/ Ross M. Berger
  Name: Ross M. Berger
  Title: Managing Director
[By:        
  Name:
  Title:]
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$                                          (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
€                                          (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

BARCLAYS BANK PLC,
as a Lender,
By:   /s/ Vanessa A. Kurbatskiy
  Name: Vanessa A. Kurbatskiy
  Title: Vice President
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$                                          (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or
x Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
(if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

CITIBANK, N.A.,

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ Alvaro De Velasco
  Name: Alvaro De Velasco
  Title: Vice President
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$1,088,571.36 (if less than all Dollar Term Loans being converted); or
x Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loa s are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
€                                          (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

UBS Loan Finance LLC,

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ Irja R. Otsa
  Name: Irja R. Otsa
  Title: Associate Director
By   /s/ Mary E. Evans
  Name: Mary E. Evans
  Title: Associate Director

 

[Amendment Agreement]


Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

[SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION],1

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ Shuji Yabe
  Name:   Shuji Yabe
  Title:   Managing Director
[By:    
  Name:  
  Title]  

For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:

 

$             0              (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or

 

¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)

 

For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:

 

€             0              (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or

¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

 

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For Lenders that are funds managed by a common investment adviser, a separate signature page must be completed for each such fund.

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA,

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ Scott MacVicar
  Name: Scott MacVicar
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

NATIXIS, NEW YORK BRANCH,1

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ David Zimbalist
  Name: David Zimbalist
  Title: Managing Director
By:   /s/ Ronald Lee
  Name: Ronald Lee
  Title: Vice President
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$                                          (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
€                                          (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

 

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For Lenders that are funds managed by a common investment adviser, a separate signature page must be completed for each such fund.

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

HSBC Bank USA, N.A.,1

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ A. Richard Jackson
  Name. A. Richard Jackson
  Title: Co-Head of LAF, Americas
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$             NA             (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
€             NA             (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)

 

 

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For Lenders that are funds managed by a common investment adviser, a separate signature page must be completed for each such fund.

 

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Lender Signature Page to the Amendment Agreement

The undersigned hereby consents to the terms of the Amendment Agreement and, to the extent indicated below, submits the amount indicated below of its outstanding (i) Euro Term Loans for conversion to Euro Term B-1 Loans and (ii) Dollar Term Loans for conversion to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (it being understood that if the Lender has not made an election below, it will be deemed to have declined to convert any of its Term Loans).

 

ING CAPITAL LLC,

as a Lender,

By:   /s/ Darren Wells
  Name: Darren Wells
  Title: Managing Director
[By:    
  Name:
  Title:]
For Extensions of existing Dollar Term Loans:
$                                          (if less than all Dollar Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Dollar Term Loans are being converted)
For Extensions of existing Euro Term Loans:
€                                          (if less than all Euro Term Loans are being converted); or
¨ Entire Amount (check box if all Euro Term Loans are being converted)


ANNEX A

 

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

Dated as of September 25, 2007,

as amended and restated as of August 2, 2012

among

BIOMET, INC.,

as Borrower,

LVB ACQUISITION, INC.,

as Holdings,

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender

and L/C Issuer,

and

THE OTHER LENDERS PARTY HERETO

 

 

CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC.,

as Syndication Agent,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,

BARCLAYS BANK PLC and

GOLDMAN SACHS CREDIT PARTNERS L.P.,

as Documentation Agents,

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED and

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.,

as Joint Lead Arrangers,

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.,

BARCLAYS BANK PLC,

GOLDMAN SACHS CREDIT PARTNERS L.P.,

J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC and

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,

as Joint Bookrunners

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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ARTICLE I   

Definitions and Accounting Terms

  

SECTION 1.01.

   Defined Terms      1   

SECTION 1.02.

   Other Interpretive Provisions      69   

SECTION 1.03.

   Accounting Terms      69   

SECTION 1.04.

   Rounding      70   

SECTION 1.05.

   References to Agreements, Laws, Etc.      70   

SECTION 1.06.

   Times of Day      70   

SECTION 1.07.

   Additional Alternative Currencies      70   

SECTION 1.08.

   Currency Equivalents Generally      71   

SECTION 1.09.

   Change in Currency      72   
ARTICLE II   
The Commitments and Credit Extensions   

SECTION 2.01.

   The Loans      72   

SECTION 2.02.

   Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans      74   

SECTION 2.03.

   Letters of Credit      77   

SECTION 2.04.

   Swing Line Loans      88   

SECTION 2.05.

   Prepayments      92   

SECTION 2.06.

   Termination or Reduction of Commitments      97   

SECTION 2.07.

   Repayment of Loans      98   

SECTION 2.08.

   Interest      99   

SECTION 2.09.

   Fees      100   

SECTION 2.10.

   Computation of Interest and Fees      100   

SECTION 2.11.

   Evidence of Indebtedness      101   

SECTION 2.12.

   Payments Generally      102   

SECTION 2.13.

   Sharing of Payments      103   

SECTION 2.14.

   Incremental Credit Extensions      104   

 

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SECTION 2.15.

   Refinancing Amendments      108   

SECTION 2.16.

   Extended Term Loans      110   

SECTION 2.17.

   Extended Revolving Credit Commitments      112   

SECTION 2.18.

   Defaulting Lenders      115   
ARTICLE III   
Taxes, Increased Costs Protection and Illegality   

SECTION 3.01.

   Taxes      117   

SECTION 3.02.

   Illegality      121   

SECTION 3.03.

   Inability to Determine Rates      121   

SECTION 3.04.

   Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans      122   

SECTION 3.05.

   Funding Losses      123   

SECTION 3.06.

   Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation      123   

SECTION 3.07.

   Replacement of Lenders Under Certain Circumstances      124   

SECTION 3.08.

   Survival      125   
ARTICLE IV   
Conditions Precedent to Credit Extensions   

SECTION 4.01.

   Conditions to Initial Credit Extension      126   

SECTION 4.02.

   Conditions to All Credit Extensions      128   
ARTICLE V   
Representations and Warranties   

SECTION 5.01.

   Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws      129   

SECTION 5.02.

   Authorization; No Contravention      129   

SECTION 5.03.

   Governmental Authorization      130   

SECTION 5.04.

   Binding Effect      130   

SECTION 5.05.

   Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect      130   

SECTION 5.06.

   Litigation      131   

SECTION 5.07.

   Labor Matters      131   

SECTION 5.08.

   Ownership of Property; Liens      131   

 

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SECTION 5.09.

   Environmental Matters      131   

SECTION 5.10.

   Taxes      132   

SECTION 5.11.

   ERISA Compliance      132   

SECTION 5.12.

   Subsidiaries      133   

SECTION 5.13.

   Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act      133   

SECTION 5.14.

   Disclosure      133   

SECTION 5.15.

   Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.      133   

SECTION 5.16.

   Solvency      134   

SECTION 5.17.

   Subordination of Junior Financing      134   
ARTICLE VI   
Affirmative Covenants   

SECTION 6.01.

   Financial Statements      134   

SECTION 6.02.

   Certificates; Other Information      136   

SECTION 6.03.

   Notices      137   

SECTION 6.04.

   Payment of Obligations      138   

SECTION 6.05.

   Preservation of Existence, Etc.      138   

SECTION 6.06.

   Maintenance of Properties      138   

SECTION 6.07.

   Maintenance of Insurance      138   

SECTION 6.08.

   Compliance with Laws      139   

SECTION 6.09.

   Books and Records      139   

SECTION 6.10.

   Inspection Rights      139   

SECTION 6.11.

   Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security      139   

SECTION 6.12.

   Compliance with Environmental Laws      141   

SECTION 6.13.

   Further Assurances and Post-Closing Conditions      142   

SECTION 6.14.

   Designation of Subsidiaries      143   
ARTICLE VII   
Negative Covenants   

SECTION 7.01.

   Liens      143   

SECTION 7.02.

   Investments      147   

SECTION 7.03.

   Indebtedness      151   

 

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SECTION 7.04.

   Fundamental Changes      156   

SECTION 7.05.

   Dispositions      157   

SECTION 7.06.

   Restricted Payments      160   

SECTION 7.07.

   Change in Nature of Business      162   

SECTION 7.08.

   Transactions with Affiliates      163   

SECTION 7.09.

   Burdensome Agreements      164   

SECTION 7.10.

   Use of Proceeds      166   

SECTION 7.11.

   Accounting Changes      166   

SECTION 7.12.

   Prepayments, Etc. of Indebtedness      166   

SECTION 7.13.

   Equity Interests of Certain Restricted Subsidiaries      167   

SECTION 7.14.

   Holdings      167   
ARTICLE VIII   
Events of Default and Remedies   

SECTION 8.01.

   Events of Default      167   

SECTION 8.02.

   Remedies upon Event of Default      170   

SECTION 8.03.

   Application of Funds      170   
ARTICLE IX   
Administrative Agent and Other Agents   

SECTION 9.01.

   Appointment and Authorization of the Administrative Agent      172   

SECTION 9.02.

   Delegation of Duties      173   

SECTION 9.03.

   Liability of Agents      173   

SECTION 9.04.

   Reliance by the Administrative Agent      173   

SECTION 9.05.

   Notice of Default      174   

SECTION 9.06.

   Credit Decision; Disclosure of Information by Agents      174   

SECTION 9.07.

   Indemnification of Agents      175   

SECTION 9.08.

   Agents in Their Individual Capacities      175   

SECTION 9.09.

   Successor Administrative Agent      176   

SECTION 9.10.

   Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim      177   

SECTION 9.11.

   Collateral and Guaranty Matters      178   

SECTION 9.12.

   Other Agents; Arrangers and Managers      179   

 

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SECTION 9.13.

   Appointment of Supplemental Administrative Agents      179   

SECTION 9.14.

   Intercreditor Agreements      180   
ARTICLE X   

Miscellaneous

  

SECTION 10.01.

   Amendments, Etc.      180   

SECTION 10.02.

   Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies      183   

SECTION 10.03.

   No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies      184   

SECTION 10.04.

   Attorney Costs and Expenses      184   

SECTION 10.05.

   Indemnification by the Borrower      185   

SECTION 10.06.

   Payments Set Aside      186   

SECTION 10.07.

   Successors and Assigns      186   

SECTION 10.08.

   Confidentiality      191   

SECTION 10.09.

   Setoff      192   

SECTION 10.10.

   Interest Rate Limitation      192   

SECTION 10.11.

   Counterparts      192   

SECTION 10.12.

   Integration      193   

SECTION 10.13.

   Survival of Representations and Warranties      193   

SECTION 10.14.

   Severability      193   

SECTION 10.15.

   GOVERNING LAW      193   

SECTION 10.16.

   WAIVER OF RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY      194   

SECTION 10.17.

   Binding Effect      194   

SECTION 10.18.

   Judgment Currency      194   

SECTION 10.19.

   Lender Action      195   

SECTION 10.20.

   USA PATRIOT Act      195   

SECTION 10.21.

   Agent for Service of Process      195   

SECTION 10.22.

   Intercreditor Agreements      195   

SECTION 10.23.

   No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility      196   

 

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SCHEDULES   

2.01A

   New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments; New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments

EXHIBITS

  

Form of

  

I-2

   Form of Amended and Restated ABL Intercreditor Agreement

J-1

   Term Sheet for Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement

J-2

   Term Sheet for Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT

This AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of September 25, 2007, as amended and restated as of August 2, 2012, among BIOMET, INC., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), LVB ACQUISITION, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer, and each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”).

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement (as this and other capitalized terms used in these preliminary statements are defined in Section 1.01 below), LVB Acquisition Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), an Indiana corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings, consummated an offer to purchase (together with any extensions and/or subsequent offering periods, the “Offer”) all outstanding shares of common stock, without par value of the Borrower, at an offer price of $46.00 per share. Following the consummation of the Offer and substantially simultaneously with the initial Borrowings under this Agreement, Merger Sub merged (the “Merger”) with and into the Borrower, with (i) the Merger Consideration being paid, and (ii) the Borrower surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings.

In connection with the transactions described above, the Borrower requested that the Lenders extend credit to the Borrower in the form of (i) Dollar Term Loans in an initial aggregate Dollar Amount of $2,340,000,000, (ii) Euro Term Loans in an initial aggregate amount of €875,000,000, (iii) a dollar-denominated revolving credit facility in an initial aggregate Dollar Amount of $200,000,000 and (iv) an alternative currency revolving credit facility in an initial aggregate Dollar Amount of $200,000,000, in each case under the Original Credit Agreement (as defined herein).

In connection with the foregoing, the Original Credit Agreement was entered into by the parties thereto.

The parties to the Amendment wish to amend and restate the Original Credit Agreement on the terms set forth herein.

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

ARTICLE I

Definitions and Accounting Terms

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

“2007 Transaction” means, collectively, (a) the Equity Contribution, (b) the Offer and the Merger, (c) the issuance of the Senior Notes and the Senior Subordinated Notes, (d) the funding of the Term Loans and the initial revolving borrowing under the Original Credit


Agreement on the Closing Date, (e) the funding of the ABL Loans on the Closing Date, if any, (f) the funding of the loans under the Senior Interim Loan Facility and the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility on the Closing Date, if any, (g) the repayment of the Tender Offer Facility on the Closing Date, (h) the consummation of any other transactions in connection with the foregoing and (i) the payment of the fees and expenses incurred in connection with any of the foregoing.

“ABL Administrative Agent” means Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral agent under the ABL Credit Agreement, or any successor administrative agent and collateral agent under the ABL Credit Agreement.

“ABL Credit Agreement” means that certain asset-based revolving credit agreement dated as of the Closing Date, among the Borrower, Holdings, the subsidiary borrowers party thereto, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, as administrative agent and collateral agent, as the same may be amended, modified, replaced or refinanced (including any such amendment, modification, replacement or refinancing pursuant to which one or more Foreign Subsidiaries of the Borrower are obligors thereunder and the Borrower, Holdings and the subsidiary borrowers party thereto guarantee the obligations of such Foreign Subsidiaries thereunder (with such guarantees being secured by the Current Assets Collateral of such guarantors)) to the extent permitted by the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

“ABL Facilities” means the asset-based revolving credit facilities under the ABL Credit Agreement.

“ABL Intercreditor Agreement” means the intercreditor agreement dated as of the Closing Date among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the ABL Administrative Agent (provided that the Lenders hereby authorize and instruct the Administrative Agent, upon request of the Borrower, to enter into an amendment and restatement of such agreement in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit I-2 (with technical modifications as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent) without any further consent of any Lender and, in such event, the “ABL Intercreditor Agreement” shall thereafter refer to such amended and restated intercreditor agreement) as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance therewith and herewith.

“Acquired EBITDA” means, with respect to any Acquired Entity or Business or any Converted Restricted Subsidiary for any period, the amount for such period of Consolidated EBITDA of such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary (determined using such definitions as if references to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries therein were to such Acquired Entity or Business and its Subsidiaries or such Converted Restricted Subsidiary and its Subsidiaries, as the case may be), all as determined on a consolidated basis for such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary.

“Acquired Entity or Business” has the meaning specified in the definition of the term “Consolidated EBITDA.”

“Additional Revolving Lender” means, at any time, any bank or other financial institution that agrees to provide any portion of any (a) Incremental Revolving Loan or

 

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Revolving Commitment Increase pursuant to an Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment in accordance with Section 2.14 or (b) Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment in accordance with Section 2.15; provided that each Additional Revolving Lender shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and each Principal L/C Issuer if a consent would be required from such Person under Section 10.07(b) for an assignment of Revolving Credit Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, to such bank or financial institution (each such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and the Borrower.

“Additional Term Lender” means, at any time, any bank or other financial institution that agrees to provide any portion of any (a) Incremental Term Loan or Term Commitment Increase pursuant to an Incremental Term Facility Amendment in accordance with Section 2.14 or (b) Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment in accordance with Section 2.15; provided that each Additional Term Lender (other than any Person that is a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund of a Lender at such time) shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent if such consent would be required under Section 10.07(b) for an assignment of Term Loans or Term Commitments, as applicable, to such bank or financial institution (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and the Borrower.

“Additional Notes” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.03(s)

“Administrative Agent” means Bank of America, in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral agent under the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent and collateral agent.

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

“Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied 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. “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. For the avoidance of doubt, none of the Arrangers, the Agents, their respective lending affiliates or any entity acting as an L/C Issuer hereunder shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries.

“Agent-Related Persons” means the Agents, together with their respective Affiliates, and the officers, members, directors, employees, agents and attorneys-in-fact of such Persons and Affiliates.

 

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“Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent, the Documentation Agents, the Supplemental Administrative Agents (if any), the Joint Bookrunners and the Arrangers.

“Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

“Agreement” means this Credit Agreement, as amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof.

“Agreement Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.18.

“Alternative Currency” means Sterling, Euros, Yen and each other currency (other than Dollars) that is approved in accordance with Section 1.07.

“Alternative Currency Equivalent” means, at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Alternative Currency as determined by the Administrative Agent or the Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with Dollars.

“Alternative Currency L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender with a risk participation in a specified Alternative Currency Letter of Credit, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any Alternative Currency L/C Borrowing thereunder in accordance with its Pro Rata Share. All Alternative Currency L/C Advances shall be denominated in Dollars.

“Alternative Currency L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Alternative Currency Letter of Credit that has not been reimbursed on the applicable Honor Date or refinanced as an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing. All Alternative Currency L/C Borrowings shall be denominated in Dollars.

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

“Alternative Currency L/C Issuer” means Bank of America and any other Lender that becomes an Alternative Currency L/C Issuer in accordance with Section 2.03(l) or 10.07(j), in each case, in its capacity as an issuer of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit hereunder.

“Alternative Currency L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate maximum amount then available to be drawn under all outstanding Alternative Currency Letters of Credit (whether or not (i) such maximum amount is then in effect under any such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit if such maximum amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit or (ii) the conditions to drawing can then be satisfied) plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts in respect of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit, including all Alternative Currency L/C Borrowings. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of

 

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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, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

“Alternative Currency Letter of Credit” means a Letter of Credit denominated in Dollars or an Alternative Currency and issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a)(i)(B).

“Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase” shall have the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

“Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans of the same Class and Type, denominated in the same currency and having the same Interest Period made by each of the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Class pursuant to Section 2.01(b).

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment” means, an Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment, an Incremental Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment, an Other Revolving Credit Commitment (to the extent available for Other Revolving Loans denominated in Dollars and Alternative Currencies) and/or a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment, as the context may require.

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender with a specified Class of Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments, the sum of the Outstanding Amount of such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender’s Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant to such Class of Commitments and its Pro Rata Share of the Alternative Currency L/C Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit issued pursuant to such Commitments at such time.

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, each Class of Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments at such time, as a separate “Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility” hereunder.

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment and/or Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure at such time.

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01(b)(ii).

“Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit C-4 (with such modifications thereto as may be necessary to reflect differing Classes of Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans), evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender

 

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resulting from the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans of a given Class made by such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender.

“Amendment” means that certain Amendment and Restatement Agreement, dated as of August 2, 2012, among Holdings, the Borrower, each of the other Loan Parties, the various Lenders party thereto, the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C Issuer.

“Annual Financial Statements” means the consolidated balance sheets of the Borrower as of each of May 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005, and the related consolidated and combined statements of operations, business/stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the Borrower for the fiscal years then ended.

“Applicable Rate” means a percentage per annum equal to (a)(i) for Eurocurrency Rate Loans that are Euro Term B Loans or Dollar Term B Loans, 3.00%, (ii) for Base Rate Loans that are Dollar Term B Loans, 2.00%, (iii) for Eurocurrency Rate Loans that are Euro Term B-1 Loans, 4.00%, (iv) for Eurocurrency Rate Loans that are Dollar Term B-1 Loans, 3.75%, (v) for Base Rate Loans that are Dollar Term B-1 Loans, 2.75% and (b)(i) until delivery of financial statements for the first full fiscal quarter commencing on or after the Restatement Effective Date pursuant to Section 6.01, (A) for Eurocurrency Rate Loans that are Revolving Credit Loans, 3.50%, (B) for Base Rate Loans that are Revolving Credit Loans, 2.50%, (C) for Letter of Credit fees, 3.50% less the fronting fee payable in respect of the applicable Letter of Credit, and (D) for commitment fees, 0.50%, and (ii) thereafter, the following percentages per annum, based upon the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):

Applicable Rate

 

Pricing Level

   Senior Secured Leverage Ratio   Eurocurrency Rate
Revolving Credit
Loans and
Letter of Credit Fees
  Base Rate
Revolving Credit
Loans
  Commitment Fee
Rate

1

   ³2.50 to 1.0   3.50%   2.50%   0.500%

2

   <2.50 to 1.0 but ³2.0 to 1.0   3.25%   2.25%   0.500%

3

   <2.0 to 1.0   3.00%   2.00%   0.375%

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Senior Secured 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 that at the option of the Required Facility Lenders in respect of the Revolving Credit Facilities, the highest pricing level shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which a Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered but was not delivered, and shall continue to so apply to and including the date on which such Compliance Certificate is so delivered (and thereafter the pricing level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply).

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Ratio set forth in any Compliance Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent is inaccurate for any reason and the result thereof is that the Lenders received interest or fees for any period based on an Applicable Rate that is less than that which would have been applicable had the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio been accurately determined, then, for all purposes of this Agreement, the “Applicable Rate” for any day occurring within the period covered by such Compliance Certificate shall retroactively be deemed to be the relevant percentage as based upon the accurately determined Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for such period, and any shortfall in the interest or fees theretofore paid by the Borrower for the relevant period pursuant to Sections 2.08 and 2.09 as a result of the miscalculation of the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio shall be deemed to be (and shall be) due and payable under the relevant provisions of Section 2.08 or 2.09, as applicable, at the time the interest or fees for such period were required to be paid pursuant to said Section (and shall remain due and payable until paid in full, together with all amounts owing under Section 2.08, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement).

“Applicable Time” means, with respect to any borrowings and payments in any Alternative Currency, the local time in the place of settlement for such Alternative Currency as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to be necessary for timely settlement on the relevant date in accordance with normal banking procedures in the place of payment.

“Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Loans of any Class, the Lenders of such Class, (b) with respect to any Letters of Credit, (i) the relevant L/C Issuer and (ii)(x) with respect to any Dollar Letters of Credit issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a) under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, the Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility and (y) with respect to any Alternative Currency Letters of Credit under any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a), the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility and (c) with respect to the Swing Line Facility, (i) the Swing Line Lender and (ii) if any Swing Line Loans are outstanding pursuant to Section 2.04(a) under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, the Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility.

“Approved Fund” means, with respect to any Lender, any Fund that is administered, advised or managed by (a) such Lender, (b) an Affiliate of such Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers, advises or manages such Lender.

“Arrangers” means Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., each in its capacity as a Joint Lead Arranger under this Agreement.

“Assignees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(b).

“Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption substantially in the form of Exhibit E or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent, with adjustments thereto (including, without limitation, to Section 5 thereof) to reflect the Classes of Commitments and/or Loans being assigned or outstanding at the time of the respective assignment.

 

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“Attorney Costs” means all reasonable fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other external legal counsel.

“Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, in respect of any Capitalized 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.

“Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(iii).

“Available Amount” means, at any time (the “Reference Date”), the sum of:

(i) an amount (which amount shall not be less than zero) equal to the greater of (A) 50% (which percentage shall be increased to 75% for any period when the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.75 to 1.00) of Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for the Available Amount Reference Period and (B)(x) the cumulative amount of Excess Cash Flow of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for the Available Amount Reference Period minus (y) the portion of such Excess Cash Flow that has been (or is required to be) applied to the prepayment of Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(i); plus

(ii) other than for purposes of determining the amount of Restricted Payments permitted to be made pursuant to Section 7.06(l)(ii), the aggregate amount of Retained Declined Proceeds retained by the Borrower during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date; plus

(iii) the amount of any capital contributions or Net Cash Proceeds from Permitted Equity Issuances (or issuances of debt securities that have been converted into or exchanged for Qualified Equity Interests) (other than the Equity Contribution) received or made by the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent thereof and contributed by such parent to the Borrower) during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date; plus

(iv) to the extent not (A) already included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment, the aggregate amount of all cash dividends and other cash distributions received by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary from any Minority Investments or Unrestricted Subsidiaries during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date; plus

(v) to the extent not (A) already included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment, the aggregate amount of all cash repayments of principal received by

 

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the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary from any Minority Investments or Unrestricted Subsidiaries during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date in respect of loans or advances made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to such Minority Investments or Unrestricted Subsidiaries; plus

(vi) to the extent not (A) already included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment or (C) required to be applied to prepay Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(ii), the aggregate amount of all Net Cash Proceeds received by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with the sale, transfer or other disposition of its ownership interest in any Minority Investment or Unrestricted Subsidiary during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date; minus

(vii) the aggregate amount of any Investments made pursuant to Section 7.02(d)(iv)(B)(y), 7.02(j)(B)(ii) and Section 7.02(o)(ii), any Restricted Payment made pursuant to Section 7.06(l)(ii) or any payment made pursuant to Section 7.12(a)(i)(D)(2) during the period commencing on the Closing Date and ending on the Reference Date (and, for purposes of this clause (vii), without taking account of the intended usage of the Available Amount on such Reference Date).

“Available Amount Reference Period” means, with respect to any Reference Date, the period commencing on September 1, 2007 and ending on the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter or fiscal year, as applicable, for which financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b), and the related Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a), have been received by the Administrative Agent.

“Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A.

“Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1% and (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its “prime rate” at its principal office in New York City and (c) the Eurocurrency Rate plus 1%. The “prime rate” is a rate set by the Administrative Agent based upon various factors including the Administrative Agent’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate. Any change in the Base Rate due to change in such rate announced by the Administrative Agent or in the Federal Funds Rate or in the Eurocurrency Rate shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

“Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

“Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

 

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“Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

“Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a Swing Line Borrowing or a Term Borrowing, as the context may require.

“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the jurisdiction where the Administrative Agent’s Office with respect to Obligations denominated in Dollars is located and:

(a) if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in Dollars, any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in Dollars in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or any other dealings in Dollars to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, means any such day on which dealings in deposits in Dollars are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market;

(b) if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in Euros, any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in Euros in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or any other dealings in Euros to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, means a TARGET Day;

(c) if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in a currency other than Dollars or Euros, means any such day on which dealings in deposits in the relevant currency are conducted by and between banks in the London or other applicable offshore interbank market for such currency; and

(d) if such day relates to any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in a currency other than Dollars or Euros in respect of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in a currency other than Dollars or Euros, or any other dealings in any currency other than Dollars or Euros to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan (other than any interest rate settings), means any such day on which banks are open for foreign exchange business in the principal financial center of the country of such currency.

“Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities and including in all events all amounts expended or capitalized under Capitalized Leases) by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that, in conformity with GAAP, are or are required to be included as capital expenditures on the consolidated statement of cash flows of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

“Capitalized Lease Obligation” means, at the time any determination thereof is to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a Capitalized Lease that would at such time be required to be capitalized and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

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“Capitalized Leases” means all leases that have been or are required to be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as capitalized leases; provided that for all purposes hereunder the amount of obligations under any Capitalized Lease shall be the amount thereof accounted for as a liability in accordance with GAAP.

“Cash Collateral” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(g).

“Cash Collateral Account” means a blocked account at Bank of America (or any successor Administrative Agent) in the name of the Administrative Agent and under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent, and otherwise established in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

“Cash Collateralize” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(g).

“Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary:

(1) Dollars;

(2) (a) Canadian Dollars, Yen, Sterling, Euros or any national currency of any participating member state of the EMU or (b) in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary, such local currencies held by it from time to time in the ordinary course of business;

(3) securities issued or directly and fully and unconditionally guaranteed or insured by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof the securities of which are unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation of such government with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

(4) certificates of deposit, time deposits and eurodollar time deposits with maturities of two years or less from the date of acquisition, bankers’ acceptances with maturities not exceeding two years and overnight bank deposits, in each case with any domestic or foreign commercial bank having capital and surplus of not less than $500,000,000 in the case of U.S. banks and $100,000,000 (or the Dollar equivalent as of the date of determination) in the case of non-U.S. banks;

(5) repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (3), (4) and (7) entered into with any financial institution meeting the qualifications specified in clause (4) above;

(6) commercial paper rated at least P-2 by Moody’s or at least A-2 by S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrower) and in each case maturing within 24 months after the date of creation thereof and Indebtedness or preferred stock issued by Persons with a rating of “A” or higher from S&P or “A2” or higher from Moody’s with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

 

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(7) marketable short-term money market and similar funds having a rating of at least P-2 or A-2 from either Moody’s or S&P, respectively (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrower);

(8) readily marketable direct obligations issued by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof having an Investment Grade Rating from either Moody’s or S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrower) with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

(9) readily marketable direct obligations issued by any foreign government or any political subdivision or public instrumentality thereof, in each case having an Investment Grade Rating from either Moody’s or S&P with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrower);

(10) Investments with average maturities of 12 months or less from the date of acquisition in money market funds rated AAA- (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or Aaa3 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrower); and

(11) investment funds investing at least 90% of their assets in securities of the types described in clauses (1) through (10) above.

In the case of Investments by any Foreign Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary or Investments made in a country outside the United States of America, Cash Equivalents shall also include (i) investments of the type and maturity described in clauses (1) through (9) and clause (11) above of foreign obligors, which Investments or obligors (or the parents of such obligors) have ratings described in such clauses or equivalent ratings from comparable foreign rating agencies and (ii) other short-term investments utilized by Foreign Subsidiaries that are Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with normal investment practices for cash management in investments analogous to the foregoing investments in clauses (1) through (11) and in this paragraph.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cash Equivalents shall include amounts denominated in currencies other than those set forth in clauses (1) and (2) above, provided that such amounts are converted into any currency listed in clauses (1) and (2) as promptly as practicable and in any event within ten Business Days following the receipt of such amounts.

“Cash Management Bank” means any Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender on the Closing Date or at the time it provides any Cash Management Services, whether or not such Person subsequently ceases to be a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender.

 

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“Cash Management Obligations” means obligations owed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Cash Management Bank in respect of or in connection with any Cash Management Services.

“Cash Management Services” means any agreement or arrangement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card, purchase card, electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.

“Casualty Event” means any event that gives rise to the receipt by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of any equipment, fixed assets or real property (including any improvements thereon) to replace or repair such equipment, fixed assets or real property.

“Change of Control” means the earliest to occur of:

(a) (i) at any time prior to the consummation of a Qualifying IPO, the Permitted Holders ceasing to own, in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, beneficially and of record, at least thirty-five percent (35%) of the then outstanding voting stock of Holdings; or

(ii) at any time upon or after the consummation of a Qualifying IPO, any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person and its Subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan), excluding the Permitted Holders, becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under such Act), directly or indirectly, of more than the greater of (x) thirty-five percent (35%) of the then outstanding voting stock of Holdings and (y) the percentage of the then outstanding voting stock of Holdings owned, directly or indirectly, beneficially and of record, by the Permitted Holders;

unless, in the case of either clause (a)(i) or (a)(ii) above, the Permitted Holders have, at such time, the right or the ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to elect or designate for election at least a majority of the board of directors of Holdings; or

(b) any “Change of Control” (or any comparable term) in any document pertaining to the ABL Facilities, the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Exchange Notes Indentures, any indenture governing notes issued in a Permitted Refinancing of the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility or the Exchange Notes Indentures, the Senior Notes Indenture or the Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture; or

(c) subject to Section 7.04, the Borrower ceases to be a direct wholly owned Subsidiary of Holdings.

“Class” (a) when used with respect to Lenders, 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 Dollar Term Commitments, Euro Term Commitments, Other Term Commitments, New Dollar Revolving

 

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Credit Commitments, Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments, Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, and (c) when used with respect to Loans or a Borrowing and for purposes of Section 2.02 and 2.03, refers to whether such Loans, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Dollar Term B Loans, Dollar Term B-1 Loans, Euro Term B Loans, Euro Term B-1 Loans, Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series, Incremental Dollar Term Loans, Incremental Euro Term Loans, Other Term Loans, New Dollar Revolving Credit Loans, New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans, Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Loans of a given Dollar Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans, Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Loans, Incremental Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans and Other Revolving Credit Loans. Incremental Term Commitments, Other Term Commitments, Incremental Revolving Loans and Other Revolving Credit Commitments (and the Other Revolving Loans made pursuant thereto) that have different terms and conditions shall be construed to be in different Classes.

“Closing Date” means September 25, 2007.

“Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and the regulations thereunder.

“Collateral” means all the “Collateral” (or equivalent term) as defined in any Collateral Document and shall include the Mortgaged Properties.

“Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” means, at any time, the requirement that:

(a) the Administrative Agent shall have received each Collateral Document required to be delivered on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(iii) or pursuant to Section 6.11 or Section 6.13 at such time, duly executed by each Loan Party thereto;

(b) all Obligations shall have been unconditionally guaranteed by Holdings, each Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a wholly owned Material Domestic Subsidiary and not an Excluded Subsidiary including those that are listed on Schedule I (each, a “Guarantor”);

(c) the Obligations and the Guaranty shall have been secured by a first-priority security interest in (i) all the Equity Interests of the Borrower, (ii) all Equity Interests (other than Equity Interests of Unrestricted Subsidiaries and any Equity Interest of any Restricted Subsidiary pledged to secure Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03(g)) of each wholly owned Material Domestic Subsidiary of the Borrower or any Guarantor that is the direct Subsidiary of the Borrower or such Guarantor and (iii) 65% of the issued and outstanding voting Equity Interests and non-voting Equity Interests convertible into or exchangeable for voting Equity Interests (and 100% of other issued and outstanding non-voting Equity Interests, if any) of each wholly owned

 

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Material Foreign Subsidiary that is directly owned by the Borrower or any Domestic Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Guarantor;

(d) except to the extent otherwise provided hereunder or under any Collateral Document, the Obligations and the Guaranty shall have been secured by a perfected security interest (to the extent such security interest may be perfected by delivering certificated securities, filing financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code or making any necessary filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or United States Copyright Office) in substantially all tangible and intangible personal property of the Borrower and each Guarantor (including accounts (other than deposit accounts or other bank or securities accounts and any Securitization Assets), inventory, equipment, investment property, contract rights, intellectual property, other general intangibles, and proceeds of the foregoing), in each case, with the priority required by the Collateral Documents; provided that any such security interests in Current Asset Collateral shall be subject to the terms of the ABL Intercreditor Agreement;

(e) none of the Collateral shall be subject to any Liens other than Liens permitted by Section 7.01; and

(f) the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) counterparts of a Mortgage with respect to each Material Real Property listed on Schedule 1.01F or required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.11 and 6.13(b) (the “Mortgaged Properties”) duly executed and delivered by the record owner of such property, (ii) a policy or policies of title insurance issued by a nationally recognized title insurance company insuring the Lien of each such Mortgage as a valid Lien on the property described therein, free of any other Liens except as expressly permitted by Section 7.01, together with such endorsements, coinsurance and reinsurance as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, and (iii) such existing surveys, existing abstracts and existing appraisals in the possession of the Borrower and such legal opinions and other documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request with respect to any such Mortgaged Property.

The foregoing definition shall not require the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in, or the obtaining of title insurance or surveys with respect to, particular assets if and for so long as, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, the cost of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such assets or obtaining title insurance or surveys in respect of such assets shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom.

The Administrative Agent may grant extensions of time for the perfection of security interests in or the obtaining of title insurance and surveys with respect to particular assets (including extensions beyond the Closing Date for the perfection of security interests in the assets of the Loan Parties on such date) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with the Borrower, that perfection cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement or the Collateral Documents.

 

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“Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Intellectual Property Security Agreements, the Mortgages, each of the mortgages, collateral assignments, Security Agreement Supplements, security agreements, pledge agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(iii), 6.11 or Section 6.13, the Guaranty, the Intercreditor Agreements and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien or Guarantee in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

“Commitment” means a Term Commitment or a Revolving Credit Commitment, as the context may require.

“Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Term Borrowing with respect to a given Class of Term Loans, (b) a Revolving Credit Borrowing with respect to a given Class of Revolving Credit Loans, (c) a conversion of Loans of a given Class from one Type to the other, or (d) a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans of a given Class, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A.

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

“Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the total amount of depreciation and amortization expense of such Person, including the amortization of deferred financing fees or costs for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP.

“Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period:

(a) increased (without duplication) by the following:

(i) provision for taxes based on income or profits or capital, including, without limitation, federal, state, franchise, excise and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes of such Person paid or accrued during such period, including any future taxes or other levies which replace or are intended to be in lieu of such taxes and any penalties and interest relating to any tax examinations, to the extent the same were taken into account in calculating such Consolidated Net Income and the net tax expense associated with any adjustments made pursuant to clauses (a) through (i) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income”; plus

(ii) total interest expense of such Person for such period and, to the extent not reflected in such total interest expense, any losses with respect to obligations under any Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk, net of interest income and gains with respect to such obligations, bank fees and costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities, to the extent the same were deducted (and not added back) in calculating such Consolidated Net Income; plus

 

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(iii) Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense of such Person for such period to the extent deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(iv) the amount of any restructuring charges, integration and facilities opening costs or other business optimization expenses (including cost and expenses relating to business optimization programs and new systems design and implementation costs), one-time costs or accruals or reserves incurred in connection with acquisitions made after the Closing Date, project start-up costs, costs related to the closure and/or consolidation of facilities, in each case to the extent deducted (and not added back) in such period in computing such Consolidated Net Income; plus

(v) any other non-cash charges, including any write-offs or write-downs reducing such Consolidated Net Income for such period (provided that if any such non-cash charges represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA to such extent, and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period); plus

(vi) the amount of any minority interest expense consisting of Subsidiary income attributable to minority equity interests of third parties in any non-wholly owned Subsidiary to the extent deducted (and not added back) in such period in calculating such Consolidated Net Income; plus

(vii) the amount of management, monitoring, consulting and advisory fees (including termination fees) and related indemnities and expenses paid or accrued in such period to the Sponsors and deducted (and not added back) in such period in computing such Consolidated Net Income; plus

(viii) extraordinary losses and unusual or non-recurring charges (including any unusual or non-recurring operating expenses attributable to the implementation of cost-savings initiatives or any extraordinary losses and unusual or non-recurring charges or expenses attributable to legal and judgment settlements), severance, relocation costs and curtailments or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans; plus

(ix) the amount of “run-rate” cost savings projected by the Borrower in good faith to result from actions either taken or expected to be taken within 12 months after the end of such period (which cost savings shall be subject only to certification by management of the Borrower and calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings had been realized on the first day of such period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized from such actions (it is understood and agreed that “run-rate” means the full recurring benefit for a period that is associated with any action taken or expected to be taken, provided that some portion of such benefit is expected to be realized within 12 months of taking such action); plus

 

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(x) the amount of loss on sale of receivables, Securitization Assets and related assets to any Securitization Subsidiary in connection with a Qualified Securitization Financing; plus

(xi) any costs or expense incurred by Holdings, the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to any management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement, any stock subscription or shareholder agreement or any distributor equity plan or agreement, to the extent that such cost or expenses are funded with cash proceeds contributed to the capital of Holdings or the Borrower or net cash proceeds of an issuance of Equity Interests of Holdings or the Borrower (other than Disqualified Equity Interests); plus

(xii) any net loss from disposed or discontinued operations or from operations expected to be disposed of or discontinued within twelve months after the end of such period; plus

(xiii) cash receipts (or any netting arrangements resulting in reduced cash expenditures) not representing Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Net Income in any period to the extent non-cash gains relating to such income were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to paragraph (b) below for any previous period and not added back; plus

(xiv) any costs or expenses incurred by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (whether prior to or following the Closing Date) relating to the Option Accounting Issues, including fees and expenses incurred by the Borrower’s directors, officers, employees and advisors in investigating such Option Accounting Issues and any incremental tax exposure resulting from the resolution of such Option Accounting Issues; plus

(xv) expense related to any payments made to distributors prior to the first anniversary of the Closing Date (other than commissions paid in the ordinary course of business); and

(b) decreased (without duplication) by the following, in each case to the extent included in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period:

(i) any non-cash gains increasing Consolidated Net Income for such period, excluding any non-cash gains to the extent they represent the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash item that reduced Consolidated EBITDA in any prior period and any non-cash gains with respect to cash actually received in a prior period unless such cash did not increase Consolidated EBITDA in such prior period; plus

(ii) any net income from disposed or discontinued operations or from operations expected to be disposed of or discontinued within twelve months after the end of such period; plus

 

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(iii) extraordinary gains and unusual or non-recurring gains.

There shall be included in determining Consolidated EBITDA for any period, without duplication, (A) the Acquired EBITDA of any Person, property, business or asset acquired by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary prior to the date of determination of Consolidated EBITDA (but not the Acquired EBITDA of any related Person, property, business or assets to the extent not so acquired), to the extent not subsequently sold, transferred or otherwise disposed by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary prior to such date of determination (each such Person, property, business or asset acquired and not subsequently so disposed of, an “Acquired Entity or Business”) and the Acquired EBITDA of any Unrestricted Subsidiary that is converted into a Restricted Subsidiary prior to the date of determination of Consolidated EBITDA (each a “Converted Restricted Subsidiary”), in each case based on the Acquired EBITDA of such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such acquisition) determined on a historical Pro Forma Basis and (B) for the purposes of the definition of the term “Permitted Acquisition,” an adjustment in respect of each Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary equal to the amount of the Pro Forma Adjustment with respect to such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such acquisition or conversion) as specified in a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer and delivered to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent. There shall be excluded in determining Consolidated EBITDA for any period the Disposed EBITDA of any Person, property, business, product, product line or asset (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, closed or classified as discontinued operations (other than if so classified on the basis that it is being held for sale unless such sale has actually occurred during such period) by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary prior to the date of determination of Consolidated EBITDA (each such Person, property, business or asset so sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, a “Sold Entity or Business”) and the Disposed EBITDA of any Restricted Subsidiary that is converted into an Unrestricted Subsidiary prior to the date of determination of Consolidated EBITDA (each a “Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary”), in each case based on the Disposed EBITDA of such Sold Entity or Business or Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such sale, transfer or disposition) determined on a historical Pro Forma Basis.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein and subject to adjustment as provided in the immediately preceding paragraph with respect to acquisitions and dispositions occurring following the Closing Date, Consolidated EBITDA shall be $198,317,000 for the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2006, $198,992,000 for the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2006, $200,787,000 for the fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2007 and $190,023,000 for the fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2007.

“Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the aggregate of the Net Income of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP; provided, however, that, without duplication,

 

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(a) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period shall be excluded,

(b) the Net Income for such period of any Person that is not a Subsidiary, or is an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments that are actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period,

(c) effects of adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries) in the inventory, property and equipment, software, goodwill, other intangible assets, in-process research and development, deferred revenue, debt line items and other non-cash charges in such Person’s consolidated financial statements pursuant to GAAP resulting from the application of purchase accounting in relation to the Transaction or any consummated acquisition or the amortization or write-off of any amounts thereof, net of taxes, shall be excluded,

(d) any after-tax effect of income (loss) from the early extinguishment of (i) Indebtedness, (ii) obligations under any Swap Contracts or (iii) other derivative instruments shall be excluded,

(e) any impairment charge or asset write-off or write-down, including impairment charges or asset write-offs or write-downs related to intangible assets, long-lived assets, investments in debt and equity securities or as a result of a change in law or regulation, in each case, pursuant to GAAP, and the amortization of intangibles arising pursuant to GAAP shall be excluded,

(f) any non-cash compensation charge or expense, including any such charge arising from the grants of stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock or other rights shall be excluded,

(g) any fees, expenses or charges incurred during such period, or any amortization thereof for such period, in connection with any acquisition, investment, asset disposition, incurrence or repayment of indebtedness (including such fees, expenses or charges related to the offering of the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes, the Exchange Notes, the ABL Facilities, the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Loans and any credit facilities), issuance of Equity Interests, refinancing transaction or amendment or modification of any debt instrument (including any amendment or other modification of the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes, the Exchange Notes, the ABL Facilities, the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Loans and any credit facilities) and including, in each case, any such transaction consummated prior to the Closing Date and any such transaction undertaken but not completed, and any charges or

 

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non-recurring merger costs incurred during such period as a result of any such transaction, in each case whether or not successful, shall be excluded,

(h) accruals and reserves that are established within twelve months after the Closing Date that are so required to be established as a result of the 2007 Transaction (or within twelve months after the closing of any acquisition that are so required to be established as a result of such acquisition) in accordance with GAAP shall be excluded,

(i) losses or gains on asset sales (other than asset sales made in the ordinary course of business) shall be excluded,

(j) to the extent covered by insurance and actually reimbursed, or, so long as the Borrower has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be reimbursed by the insurer and only to the extent that such amount is (i) not denied by the applicable carrier in writing within 180 days and (ii) in fact reimbursed within 365 days of the date of the insurable event (with a deduction for any amount so added back to the extent not so reimbursed within such 365 day period), expenses with respect to liability or casualty events or business interruption shall be excluded;

(k) the following items shall be excluded:

(i) any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from obligations under any Swap Contracts and the application of Financial Accounting Standards Codification No. 815—Derivatives and Hedging; and

(ii) any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from currency translation gains or losses including those related to currency remeasurements of Indebtedness (including any net loss or gain resulting from obligations under any Swap Contracts for currency exchange risk).

In addition, to the extent not already included in the Consolidated Net Income of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, Consolidated Net Income shall include the amount of proceeds received from business interruption insurance and reimbursements of any expenses and charges that are covered by indemnification or other reimbursement provisions in connection with any investment or any sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition of assets permitted hereunder.

“Consolidated Senior Secured Debt” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate principal amount of Consolidated Total Debt outstanding on such date that is secured by a Lien on any asset or property of any Loan Party and, solely for purposes of any calculation of the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio under Sections 2.14(a)(iii) and 7.03(s), the aggregate principal amount of any unsecured Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(s).

“Consolidated Total Debt” means, as of any date of determination, (a) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding on such date, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but

 

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excluding the effects of any discounting of Indebtedness resulting from the application of purchase accounting in connection with the Transaction or any Permitted Acquisition), consisting of Indebtedness for borrowed money, obligations in respect of Capitalized Leases and debt obligations evidenced by promissory notes or similar instruments, minus (b) the aggregate amount of cash and Cash Equivalents (in each case, free and clear of all Liens, other than nonconsensual Liens permitted by Section 7.01 and Liens permitted by Section 7.01(s) and clauses (i) and (ii) of Section 7.01(t)) included in the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date; provided that Consolidated Total Debt shall not include Indebtedness in respect of (i) any Qualified Securitization Financing, (ii) all letters of credit, except to the extent of unreimbursed amounts thereunder, (iii) Unrestricted Subsidiaries and (iv) obligations under Swap Contracts.

“Consolidated Working Capital” means, at any date, the excess of (a) the sum of (i) all amounts (other than cash and Cash Equivalents) that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total current assets” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries at such date and (ii) long-term accounts receivable over (b) the sum of (i) all amounts that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total current liabilities” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on such date and (ii) long-term deferred revenue, but excluding, without duplication, (a) the current portion of any Funded Debt, (b) all Indebtedness consisting of Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C Obligations to the extent otherwise included therein, (c) the current portion of interest, (d) the current portion of current and deferred income taxes, (e) the current portion of any Capitalized Lease Obligations and (f) deferred revenue arising from cash receipts that are earmarked for specific projects.

“Contract Consideration” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Excess Cash Flow.”

“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” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Affiliate.”

“Converted Dollar Term Amount” means, as to any Lender, the Lesser of (i) all of such Lender’s Dollar Term Loans (under the Original Credit Agreement) outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date and (ii) the amount of such Dollar Term Loans that such Lender has indicated on its signature page to the Amendment that such Lender is requesting be converted to Dollar Term B-1 Loans (or, if such Lender has not returned a signed counterpart to the Amendment, $0).

“Converted Euro Term Amount” means, as to any Lender, the Lesser of (i) all of such Lender’s Euro Term Loans (under the Original Credit Agreement) outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date and (ii) the amount of such Euro Term Loans that such Lender has indicated on its signature page to the Amendment that such Lender is

 

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requesting be converted to Euro Term B-1 Loans (or, if such Lender has not returned a signed counterpart to the Amendment, €0)

“Converted Restricted Subsidiary” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA.”

“Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA.”

“Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” means (a) Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(aa)(i) or (b) Indebtedness incurred or Other Revolving Credit Commitments obtained pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace or refinance, in whole or part, existing Term Loans, outstanding Revolving Credit Loans or (in the case of Other Revolving Credit Commitments obtained pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment) Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder, including any successive Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (collectively, “Refinanced Debt”); provided that (i) such extending, renewing, replacing or refinancing Indebtedness (including, if such Indebtedness includes any Other Revolving Credit Commitments, the unused portion of such Other Revolving Credit Commitments) is in an original aggregate principal amount (excluding principal amounts applied to the payment of fees and interest relating to the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness or the Refinanced Debt) 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 or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, the amount thereof), (ii) such Indebtedness does not mature earlier than and, except in the case of Other Revolving Credit Commitments, has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than, the Refinanced Debt, and (iii) such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, defeased or satisfied and discharged, and all accrued and unpaid interest, fees and premiums (if any) in connection therewith shall be paid, on or promptly after the date such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained; provided that, to the extent that such Refinanced Debt consists, in whole or in part, of Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Commitments (or Revolving Credit Loans, Other Revolving Credit Loans or Swing Line Loans incurred pursuant to any Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Commitments), such Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, shall be terminated, and all accrued and unpaid fees in connection therewith shall be paid, on or promptly after the date such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained.

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

“Current Assets Collateral” means all the “Intercreditor Collateral” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

“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

 

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Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.

“Declined Proceeds” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vi).

“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 an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Rate applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (c) 2.0% per annum; provided that with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate and Mandatory Cost) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2.0% per annum, in each case, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

“Defaulting Lender” means, any Lender that (a) has failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder, including in respect of its Loans or participation in respect of L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans within one (1) Business Day of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, (b) has notified the Borrower and/or the Administrative Agent in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations or has made a public statement or provided any written notification to any Person to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder or under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent (whether acting on its own behalf or at the reasonable request of the Borrower (it being understood that the Administrative Agent shall comply with any such reasonable request)), to confirm in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its funding obligations, 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, or (iii) taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of (I) the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority or (II) in the case of a solvent person, the commencement of silent administration proceedings under the Dutch FSA, in each case of clauses (I) and (II), where such ownership interest or proceeding does not result in or provide such Lender or person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender or person (or such governmental authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Lender or person. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of the definition of Required Lenders and the Required Facility Lenders solely as such provisions relate to any Lender that was a party to the Original Credit Agreement on the Restatement Effective Date but did not consent to the Amendment, “Defaulting Lenders” shall have the meaning set forth in the Original Credit Agreement.

“Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the Fair Market Value of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary in connection with a

 

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Disposition pursuant to Section 7.05(j) that is designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer, setting forth the basis of such valuation (which amount will be reduced by the Fair Market Value of the portion of the non-cash consideration converted to cash within 180 days following the consummation of the applicable Disposition).

“Disposed EBITDA” means, with respect to any Sold Entity or Business or any Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary for any period, the amount for such period of Consolidated EBITDA of such Sold Entity or Business or such Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary (determined using such definitions as if references to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries therein are to such Sold Entity or Business and its Subsidiaries or such Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary and its Subsidiaries, as the case may be), all as determined on a consolidated basis for such Sold Entity or Business or such Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary.

“Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any sale of Equity Interests) of any property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith; provided that no transaction or series of related transactions shall be considered a “Disposition” for purposes of Section 2.05(b)(ii) or Section 7.05 unless (a) the net cash proceeds resulting from such transaction or series of transactions shall exceed $20,000,000 or (b) the aggregate amount of net cash proceeds from all such transactions that do not meet the threshold in clause (a) shall exceed $100,000,000.

“Disposition Prepayment Percentage” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A).

“Disqualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is 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 and all outstanding Letters of Credit), (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), in whole or in part, (c) provides for the scheduled payments of dividends in cash, or (d) is or becomes 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 ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Disqualified Equity Interests are issued; provided that if such Equity Interests are issued pursuant to a plan for the benefit of employees of Holdings, the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because it may be required to be repurchased by Holdings, the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations.

“Documentation Agents” means each of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Bank PLC and Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P.

 

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

“Dollar Amount” means, at any time:

(a) with respect to an amount denominated in Dollars, such amount; and

(b) with respect to an amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, an equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of Dollars with such Alternative Currency.

“Dollar L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender with a Class of Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any Dollar L/C Borrowing under such Class of Commitments in accordance with its Pro Rata Share.

“Dollar L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Dollar Letter of Credit that has not been reimbursed on the applicable Honor Date or refinanced as a Dollar Revolving Credit Borrowing.

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

“Dollar L/C Issuer” means Bank of America and any other Lender that becomes a Dollar L/C Issuer in accordance with Section 2.03(l) or 10.07(j), in each case, in its capacity as an issuer of Dollar Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Dollar Letters of Credit hereunder.

“Dollar L/C Obligation” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate maximum amount then available to be drawn under all outstanding Dollar Letters of Credit (whether or not (i) such maximum amount is then in effect under any such Dollar Letter of Credit if such maximum amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Dollar Letter of Credit or (ii) the conditions to drawing can then be satisfied) plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts in respect of Dollar Letters of Credit, including all Dollar L/C Borrowings. 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, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

“Dollar Letter of Credit” means a Letter of Credit denominated in Dollars and issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a)(i)(A).

“Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase” shall have the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a)(i).

 

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“Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

“Dollar Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Dollar Revolving Credit Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(i).

“Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment” means an Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment, an Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment, an Other Revolving Credit Commitment (to the extent available only for Other Revolving Loans denominated in Dollars) and/or a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment, as the context may require.

“Dollar Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender with a particular Class of Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments, the sum of the Outstanding Amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Loans and its Pro Rata Share of the Dollar L/C Obligations in respect of the Dollar Letters of Credit issued under such Class of Commitments and the Swing Line Obligations in respect of the Swing Line Loans made pursuant to such Class of Commitments at such time.

“Dollar Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, each Class of Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments at such time as a separate “Dollar Revolving Credit Facility” hereunder.

“Dollar Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment and/or Dollar Revolving Credit Exposure at such time.

“Dollar Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01(b)(i).

“Dollar Revolving Credit Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Dollar Revolving Credit Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit C-3 (with such modifications thereto as may be necessary to reflect differing Classes of Dollar Revolving Credit Loans), evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender resulting from the Dollar Revolving Credit Loans made by such Revolving Credit Lender.

“Dollar Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Dollar Term Loans of the same Type and currency and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Dollar Term Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.

“Dollar Term Commitment” means, as to each Dollar Term Lender, as the context may require, such Lender’s (a) Incremental Term Commitment and (b) Other Term Commitments, in each case, with respect to Dollar Term Loans.

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

 

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“Dollar Term Loans” means collectively, (i) the Dollar Term B Loans, (ii) the Dollar Term B-1 Loans, (iii) any Other Term Loans denominated in Dollars, (iv) any Incremental Dollar Term Loans and (v) any Extended Term Loans denominated in Dollars.

“Dollar Term B Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01(a)(i) that is not a Dollar Term B-1 Loan and is outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date.

“Dollar Term B-1 Loan” means Dollar Term Loans (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) converted to Dollar Term B-1 Loans as defined in and pursuant to the Amendment.

“Dollar Term Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Dollar Term Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit C-1, evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Dollar Term Lender resulting from the Dollar Term Loans made by such Dollar Term Lender.

“Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the Laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.

“Dutch FSA” means the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

“ECF Percentage” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(i).

“Effective Yield” means, as to any Loans of any Class, the effective yield on such Loans as determined by the Administrative Agent, taking into account the applicable interest rate margins, any interest rate floors or similar devices, funding discounts and prepayment premiums and all fees, including upfront or similar fees or OID (amortized over the shorter of (x) the life of such Loans and (y) the four years following the date of incurrence thereof) payable generally to Lenders making such Loans, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders and customary consent fees paid generally to consenting Lenders.

“Eligible Assignee” means any Assignee permitted by and, to the extent applicable, consented to in accordance with Section 10.07(b).

“EMU” means the economic and monetary union as contemplated in the Treaty on European Union.

“EMU Legislation” means the legislative measures of the European Council for the introduction of, changeover to or operation of a single or unified European currency.

“Environmental Claim” means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigations (other than internal reports prepared by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (a) in the ordinary course of such Person’s business or (b) as required in connection with a financing transaction or an acquisition or disposition of real estate) or proceedings with respect to any Environmental Liability (hereinafter “Claims”), including (i) any and all Claims by

 

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governmental or regulatory authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial or other actions or damages pursuant to any Environmental Law and (ii) any and all Claims by any third party seeking damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief pursuant to any Environmental Law.

“Environmental Laws” means any and all Laws relating to the protection of the environment or, to the extent relating to exposure to Hazardous Materials, human health.

“Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities) of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, 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 or (e) 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 required under any Environmental Law.

“Equity Contribution” means, collectively, (a) the contribution by the Sponsor Group and the Management Stockholders of an aggregate amount of cash, which, together with any rollover equity, will constitute an aggregate amount (together with any amounts otherwise paid to existing equityholders for Equity Interests in the Borrower in connection with the Transaction) sufficient, after taking into account the proceeds of the Facilities, the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, any Senior Notes and any Senior Subordinated Notes received on the Closing Date and cash on hand of the Borrower, to fund the total amount required to finance the Transaction to Holdings or one or more direct or indirect holding company parents of Holdings, and (b) the further contribution to Merger Sub of any portion of such cash contribution proceeds not directly received by Merger Sub or used by Holdings to pay Transaction Expenses.

“Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares, interests, rights, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests or units in) such Person and all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase, acquisition or exchange from such Person of any of the foregoing (including through convertible securities).

“ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.

“ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that is under common control with Holdings or the Borrower within the meaning of Section 4001 of ERISA or that, together with Holdings or the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

“ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by Holdings or the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from a

 

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Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as a termination under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by Holdings or the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from a Multiemployer Plan, notification of Holdings or the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates concerning the imposition of withdrawal liability or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent or is in reorganization within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or a Multiemployer Plan; (e) an 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 or Multiemployer Plan or (f) 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 Holdings or the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates.

“Euro” and “€” mean the lawful single currency of the European Union.

“Euro Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Euro Term Loans of the same Type and currency and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Euro Term Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.

“Euro Term Commitment” means, as to each Euro Term Lender, as the context may require, such Lender’s (a) Incremental Term Commitment and (b) Other Term Commitments, in each case with respect to Euro Term Loans.

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

“Euro Term Loans” means collectively, (i) the Euro Term B Loans, (ii) the Euro Term B-1 Loans, (iii) any Other Term Loans denominated in Euros, (iv) any Incremental Euro Term Loans and (v) any Extended Term Loans denominated in Euros.

“Euro Term B Loan” means a Euro Term Loan made pursuant to the Original Credit Agreement that is not converted to a Euro Term B-1 Loan on the Restatement Effective Date.

“Euro Term B-1 Loan” means Euro Term Loans (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) converted to Euro Term B-1 Loans pursuant to the Amendment.

“Euro Term Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Euro Term Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit C-2 (with appropriate modifications to reflect the applicable Class of Term Loans), evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Euro Term Lender resulting from the Euro Term Loans made by such Euro Term Lender.

 

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“Eurocurrency Rate” means

(a) Except for purposes of the definition of Base Rate, for any Interest Period with respect to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to the British Bankers Association LIBOR Rate (“BBA LIBOR”), as published by Reuters (or other commercially available source providing quotations of BBA LIBOR as designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for deposits in the relevant currency (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; if such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the “Eurocurrency Rate” for such Interest Period shall be the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate at which deposits in the relevant currency for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period in Same Day Funds in the approximate amount of the Eurocurrency Rate Loan being made, continued or converted by Bank of America and with a term equivalent to such Interest Period would be offered by Bank of America’s London Branch (or other Bank of America branch or Affiliate) to major banks in the London or other offshore interbank market for such currency at their request at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; and

(b) For purposes of the definition of Base Rate, the rate per annum equal to (i) BBA LIBOR, at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time determined two London Banking Days prior to such date for Dollar deposits being delivered in the London interbank market for a term of one month commencing that day or (ii) if such published rate is not available at such time for any reason, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate at which deposits in Dollars for delivery on the date of determination in same day funds in the approximate amount of the Base Rate Loan being made or maintained and with a term equal to one month would be offered by Bank of America’s London Branch to major banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market at their request at the date and time of determination.

“Eurocurrency Rate Loan” means a Loan, whether denominated in Dollars or in an Alternative Currency, that bears interest at a rate based on the applicable Eurocurrency Rate.

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

“Excess Cash Flow” means, for any period, an amount equal to the excess of:

(a) the sum, without duplication, of:

(i) Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower for such period,

(ii) an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash charges (including depreciation and amortization) to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income,

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and the Restricted Subsidiaries completed during such period or the application of purchase accounting),

(iv) an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash loss on Dispositions by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business) to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, and

(v) cash receipts in respect of Swap Contracts during such fiscal year to the extent not otherwise included in such Consolidated Net Income; over

(b) the sum, without duplication, of:

(i) an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash credits included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income and cash charges included in clauses (a) through (i) of the definition of Consolidated Net Income,

(ii) without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clause (xi) below in prior fiscal years, the amount of Capital Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property accrued or made in cash during such period, except to the extent that such Capital Expenditures or acquisitions were financed with the proceeds of Indebtedness of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries,

(iii) the aggregate amount of all principal payments of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (including (A) the principal component of payments in respect of Capitalized Leases and (B) the amount of any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii) to the extent required due to a Disposition that resulted in an increase to such Consolidated Net Income and not in excess of the amount of such increase but excluding (X) all other prepayments of Term Loans, (Y) all prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and (Z) all prepayments in respect of any other revolving credit facility, except, in the case of clauses (Y) and (Z), to the extent there is an equivalent permanent reduction in commitments thereunder) made during such period, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of other Indebtedness of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries,

(iv) an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash gain on Dispositions by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business) to the extent included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income,

(v) increases in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such increases arising from acquisitions or Dispositions by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries completed during such period or the application of purchase accounting),

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Restricted Subsidiaries other than Indebtedness to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income,

(vii) without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clause (xi) below in prior fiscal years, the amount of Investments and acquisitions made during such period to the extent that such Investments and acquisitions were financed with internally generated cash flow of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries,

(viii) the amount of Restricted Payments paid during such period pursuant to Sections 7.06(f), 7.06(g), 7.06(h), 7.06(i), 7.06(j), 7.07(k), 7.06(l) and 7.06(m) and to the extent such Restricted Payments were financed with internally generated cash flow of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries,

(ix) the aggregate amount of expenditures actually made by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries from internally generated cash flow of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (including expenditures for the payment of financing fees) to the extent that such expenditures are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income,

(x) the aggregate amount of any premium, make-whole or penalty payments actually paid in cash by Holdings, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that are made in connection with any prepayment of Indebtedness to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income,

(xi) without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, (A) the aggregate consideration required to be paid in cash by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to binding contracts (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period or (B) any planned cash expenditures by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (the “Planned Expenditures”), in each case relating to Permitted Acquisitions, Capital Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property to be consummated or made during the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower following the end of such period; provided that, to the extent the aggregate amount of internally generated cash flow actually utilized to finance such Permitted Acquisitions, Capital Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property during such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters is less than the Contract Consideration and the Planned Expenditures, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters,

(xii) the amount of cash taxes paid or tax reserves set aside or payable (without duplication) in such period to the extent they exceed the amount of tax expense deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period, and

 

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(xiii) cash expenditures in respect of Swap Contracts during such fiscal year to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income.

“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

“Exchange Notes” means, collectively, the Senior Exchange Notes and the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes.

“Exchange Notes Indentures” means, collectively, the Senior Exchange Notes Indenture and the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes Indenture.

“Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary, (b) any Securitization Subsidiary, (c) each Subsidiary listed on Schedule 1.01C, (d) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by contractual requirements (other than contractual requirements entered into by such Subsidiary to avoid guaranteeing the Obligations) or applicable Law from guaranteeing the Obligations, (e) any Domestic Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary, (f) any Restricted Subsidiary acquired pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition financed with secured Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(g) and each Restricted Subsidiary thereof that guarantees such Indebtedness; provided that each such Restricted Subsidiary shall cease to be an Excluded Subsidiary under this clause (f) if such secured Indebtedness is repaid or becomes unsecured or if such Restricted Subsidiary ceases to guarantee such secured Indebtedness, as applicable, (g) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent (confirmed in writing by notice to the Borrower), the cost or other consequences (including any adverse tax consequences) of providing the Guaranty shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom and (h) each Unrestricted Subsidiary.

“Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche” has the meaning provided in Section 2.17(a).

“Existing Term Loan Tranche” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(a).

“Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment” means each commitment of any Lender which previously constituted a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment that is extended in accordance with Section 2.17, as well as any commitment of a Lender acquired by way of additions to such Class in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, as such commitments of the various Lenders may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including as a result of permitted increases thereto, and reductions thereto, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and adjusted for assignments effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07(b)).

“Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans” means an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan made by an Extending Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to its Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment (or originally made pursuant to a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment to the extent same has been converted into an Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment).

 

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“Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment” means each commitment of any Lender which previously constituted a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment that is extended in accordance with Section 2.17, as well as any commitment of a Lender acquired by way of additions to such Class in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, as such commitments of the various Lenders may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including as a result of permitted increases thereto, and reductions thereto, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and adjusted for assignments effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07(b)).

“Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Loans” means a Dollar Revolving Credit Loan made by an Extending Dollar Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to its Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment (or originally made pursuant to a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment to the extent same has been converted into an Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment).

“Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning provided in Section 2.17(a).

“Extended Revolving Credit Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.17(a).

“Extended Term Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.17(a).

“Extending Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has an Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment and/or related Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure incurred pursuant thereto at such time.

“Extending Dollar Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has an Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment and/or related Dollar Revolving Credit Exposure incurred pursuant thereto at such time.

“Extending Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 2.17(b).

“Extending Term Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

“Extension Request” means a notice to the Administrative Agent setting forth the proposed terms of (i) Extended Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.16(a) or (ii) Extended Revolving Credit Commitments in accordance with Section 2.17(a).

“Extension Series” shall mean and include each Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series and each Term Loan Extension Series.

“Facility” means each Class of Term Loans and each Class of Revolving Credit Facility Commitments, each as a separate “Facility,” as the context may require.

 

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“Fair Market Value” means, with respect to any asset or liability, the fair market value of such asset or liability as determined by the Borrower in good faith.

“Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to the Administrative Agent on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.

“Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statue thereto, (iii) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (iv) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

“Foreign Casualty Event” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vii).

“Foreign Disposition” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vii).

“Foreign Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(b).

“Foreign Plan” means any material employee benefit plan, program, policy, arrangement or agreement maintained or contributed to by, or entered into with, Holdings or any Subsidiary of Holdings with respect to employees employed outside the United States.

“Foreign Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

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

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

“Funded Debt” means all Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for borrowed money that matures more than one year from the date of its creation or matures within one year from such date that is renewable or extendable, at the option of such Person, to a date more than one year from such date or arises under a revolving credit or similar agreement that obligates the lender or lenders to extend credit during a period of more than one year from such date, including Indebtedness in respect of the Loans.

 

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“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, as in effect from time to time; provided, however, that if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith.

“Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government.

“Granting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(h).

“Guarantee” means, as to any Person, without duplication, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other monetary 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 monetary obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or monetary other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other monetary 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 monetary obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or monetary 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” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.”

 

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“Guaranty” means (a) the guaranty made by Holdings and the other Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties pursuant to clause (b)(i) of the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement,” substantially in the form of Exhibit F and (b) each other guaranty and guaranty supplement delivered pursuant to Section 6.11.

“Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes, all hazardous or toxic substances, and all wastes or pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas and infectious or medical wastes regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

“Hedge Bank” means any Person that is an Agent, a Lender, a Joint Bookrunner or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing on the Closing Date or at the time it enters into a Secured Hedge Agreement, in its capacity as a party thereto, whether or not such Person subsequently ceases to be an Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing.

“Holdings” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

“Honor Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(i).

“Incremental Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Incremental Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Incremental Dollar Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(ii).

“Incremental Euro Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(ii).

“Incremental Revolving Facilities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(b)(ii).

“Incremental Revolving Facility Closing Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(b)(ii).

 

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“Incremental Revolving Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Incremental Term Facilities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(ii).

“Incremental Term Facility Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(b)(iii).

“Incremental Term Facility Closing Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(b)(iii).

“Incremental Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(ii).

“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 (after giving effect to any prior drawings or reductions that may have been reimbursed) of all letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds and similar instruments issued or created by or for the account of such Person;

(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 and accrued expenses payable in the ordinary course of business and (ii) any earn-out obligation until such obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP and if not paid after becoming due and payable);

(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 and mortgage, industrial revenue bond, industrial development bond and similar financings), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse;

(f) all Attributable Indebtedness;

(g) all obligations of such Person in respect of Disqualified Equity Interests; and

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For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall (A) 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, except to the extent such Person’s liability for such Indebtedness is otherwise limited and only to the extent such Indebtedness would be included in the calculation of Consolidated Total Debt and (B) in the case of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, exclude all intercompany Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary of business. 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 Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (e) shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.

“Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.

“Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.

“Independent Financial Advisor” means an accounting, appraisal, investment banking firm or consultant of nationally recognized standing that is, in the good faith judgment of the Borrower, qualified to perform the task for which it has been engaged and that is independent of the Borrower and its Affiliates.

“Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.08.

“Intellectual Property Security Agreements” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

“Intercreditor Agreements” means, collectively, the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, any Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement, if any, and any Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, if any.

“Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan of any Class other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the applicable Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided that if any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency 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 of any Class (including a Swing Line Loan), the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the applicable Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.

“Interest Period” means, as to each Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter, or to the extent generally available from each Lender of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, nine or twelve months (or such period of less than one month as may be consented to by the Administrative Agent), as selected by the Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice; provided that:

 

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(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 applicable Maturity Date for the Class of Loans under which such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is a part.

“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 or debt or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of Indebtedness of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person (excluding, in the case of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, intercompany loans, advances, or Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business) or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of all or substantially all of the property and assets or business of another Person or assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of such Person. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment at any time shall be the amount actually invested (measured at the time made), without adjustment for subsequent changes in the value of such Investment, net of any return representing a return of capital with respect to such Investment.

“Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than Baa3 (or the equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P, or an equivalent rating by any other nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrower.

“Investment Grade Securities” means (a) securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the government of the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof (other than Cash Equivalents), (b) debt securities or debt instruments with an Investment Grade Rating, but excluding any debt securities or instruments constituting loans or advances among the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (c) investments in any fund that invests exclusively in investments of the type described in clauses (a) and (b), which fund may also hold immaterial amounts of cash pending investment or distribution and (d) corresponding instruments in countries other than the United States of America customarily utilized for high quality investments, in each case, consistent with the Borrower’s cash management and investment practices.

“IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.15.

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“ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (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 and instrument entered into by an L/C Issuer and the Borrower (or any of its Subsidiaries) or in favor of such L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.

“Joint Bookrunner” means each of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.

“Judgment Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.18.

“Junior Financing” has the meaning specified in Section 7.12(a)(i).

“Junior Financing Documentation” means any documentation governing any Junior Financing.

“Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement” an intercreditor agreement among the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and one or more Senior Representatives representing holders of one or more series of Permitted Junior Priority Debt, as applicable, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Loan Parties and consistent with those terms provided in the Pari Passu Intercreditor Term Sheet attached hereto as Exhibit J-2, as such intercreditor agreement may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof.

“Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination, the latest Maturity Date applicable to any Loan or Commitment hereunder as of such date of determination.

“Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities and executive orders, 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.

“L/C Advances” means the collective reference to Dollar L/C Advances and Alternative Currency L/C Advances.

“L/C Borrowing” means the collective reference to Dollar L/C Borrowings and Alternative Currency L/C Borrowings.

“L/C Credit Extensions” means the collective reference to the Dollar L/C Credit Extensions and the Alternative Currency L/C Credit Extensions.

 

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“L/C Issuer” means the collective reference to each Dollar L/C Issuer and each Alternative Currency L/C Issuer.

“L/C Obligations” means the collective reference to the Dollar L/C Obligations and the Alternative Currency L/C Obligations.

“L/C Sublimit” means an amount equal to $100,000,000.

“Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement and, as the context requires, includes an L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender, each Revolving Credit Lender, each Term Lender and each Person that shall become party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, an Incremental Amendment or a Refinancing Amendment, and their respective successors and assigns as permitted hereunder, each of which is referred to herein as a “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 letter of credit issued hereunder. A Letter of Credit shall only be a standby letter of credit unless otherwise agreed by the relevant L/C Issuer.

“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 relevant L/C Issuer.

“Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is five (5) Business Days prior to the scheduled Maturity Date then in effect for the applicable Facility (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).

“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 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 Capitalized Lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing); provided, that in no event shall an operating lease be deemed a Lien.

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

“Loan Documents” means, collectively, (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Notes, (iii) the Guaranty, (iv) the Collateral Documents, (v) the Issuer Documents, (vi) the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, (vii) on and after the execution and delivery thereof, each other Intercreditor Agreement, (viii) any Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment, (ix) any Incremental Term Facility Amendment, (x) any Refinancing Amendment and (xi) any amendments to, and/or amendments and restatements of, any of the foregoing.

 

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“Loan Parties” means, collectively, (i) Holdings, (ii) the Borrower and (iii) each other Guarantor.

“Management Stockholders” means the members of management of Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries who are investors in Holdings or any direct or indirect parent thereof.

“Mandatory Cost” means, with respect to any period, the percentage rate per annum determined in accordance with Schedule 1.01D.

“Master Agreement” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Swap Contract.”

“Material Adverse Effect” means a circumstance or condition affecting the business, operations, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent) or financial condition of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, that would materially adversely affect (a) the ability of the Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to perform their respective payment obligations under any Loan Document to which any of the Loan Parties is a party or (b) the rights and remedies of the Lenders or the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document.

“Material Domestic Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each of the Borrower’s Domestic Subsidiaries (a) whose total assets at the last day of the most recent Test Period were equal to or greater than 2.5% of Total Assets at such date or (b) whose gross revenues for such Test Period were equal to or greater than 2.5% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that if, at any time and from time to time after the Closing Date, Domestic Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors solely because they do not meet the thresholds set forth in clauses (a) or (b) comprise in the aggregate more than 5.0% of Total Assets as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 or more than 5.0% of the gross revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending as of the last day of such fiscal quarter, then the Borrower shall, not later than 45 days after the date by which financial statements for such quarter are required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement, designate in writing to the Administrative Agent one or more of such Domestic Subsidiaries as “Material Domestic Subsidiaries” to the extent required such that the foregoing condition ceases to be true and comply with the provisions of Section 6.11 applicable to such Subsidiary.

“Material Foreign Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each of the Borrower’s Foreign Subsidiaries (a) whose total assets at the last day of the most recent Test Period were equal to or greater than 2.5% of Total Assets at such date or (b) whose gross revenues for such Test Period were equal to or greater than 2.5% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP.

“Material Real Property” means (i) any real property owned by any Loan Party as to which a Mortgage applied as of the Closing Date; and (ii) any real property acquired by any U.S. Loan Party after the Closing Date with a Fair Market Value in excess of $10,000,000.

 

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“Material Subsidiary” means any Material Domestic Subsidiary or any Material Foreign Subsidiary.

“Maturity Date” means (a) with respect to the Dollar Term B Loans and the Euro Term B Loans, March 25, 2015, (b) with respect to any Dollar Term B-1 Loans and Euro Term B-1 Loans, July 25, 2017 and (c) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facilities in effect on the Restatement Effective Date, April 25, 2017; provided that if as of December 23, 2014, there is an outstanding aggregate principal amount of Dollar Term B Loans and Euro Term B Loans in excess of $200,000,000, then such Revolving Credit Facilities will mature on December 24, 2014, and (d) with respect to any Incremental Term Loans, any Incremental Revolving Loans, any Other Term Loans, any Other Revolving Credit Loans, any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series or any Extended Revolving Credit Loans of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, the date specified as the “Maturity Date” therefor in the applicable Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Term Loan Extension Amendment or Revolver Extension Amendment, as the case may be, permitted hereunder. As used herein, the scheduled Maturity Date of any Class shall be determined without giving effect to any non-scheduled mandatory repayments or commitment reductions, springing maturities or similar concepts.

“Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 10.10.

“Merger” has the meaning specified in the preliminary statements to this Agreement.

“Merger Agreement” means the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 18, 2006 (amended and restated as of June 7, 2007), by and among Holdings, Merger Sub and the Borrower.

“Merger Consideration” means an amount equal to the total funds required to pay to the holder of each share of issued and outstanding common stock of the Borrower immediately prior to the consummation of the Merger (excluding shares tendered pursuant to the Offer and subject to certain exceptions as set forth in the Merger Agreement) an aggregate amount of $46.00 in cash.

“Merger Sub” has the meaning specified in the preliminary statements to this Agreement.

“Minority Investment” means any Person other than a Subsidiary in which the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary owns any Equity Interests.

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

“Mortgages” means collectively, the deeds of trust, trust deeds, hypothecs and mortgages made by the Loan Parties in favor or for the benefit of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and any other mortgages executed and delivered pursuant to Section 6.11.

 

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“Mortgaged Properties” has the meaning specified in paragraph (f) of the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.”

“Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the period since May 31, 2005, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

“Net Cash Proceeds” means:

(a) with respect to the Disposition of any asset by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or any Casualty Event, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (including any cash and 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 and, with respect to any Casualty Event, any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of such Casualty Event actually received by or paid to or for the account of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries) over (ii) the sum of (A) the principal amount, premium or penalty, if any, interest and other amounts on any Indebtedness that is secured by the asset subject to such Disposition or Casualty Event and that is required to be repaid in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents and Indebtedness secured by Liens subject to a Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement or Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement), (B) the out-of-pocket fees and expenses (including attorneys’ fees, investment banking fees, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes, deed or mortgage recording taxes, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees) actually incurred by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event, (C) taxes or distributions made pursuant to Section 7.06(g)(i) or (g)(iii) paid or estimated to be payable in connection therewith (including withholding taxes imposed on the repatriation of any such Net Cash Proceeds), (D) in the case of any Disposition or Casualty Event by a non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary, the pro rata portion of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (D)) attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of the Borrower or a wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof, and (E) any reserve for adjustment in respect of (x) the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP and (y) any liabilities associated with such asset or assets and retained by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary after such sale or other disposition thereof, including pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction, it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include the amount of any reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any reserve described in this clause (E); provided that (x) no net cash proceeds calculated in accordance with the foregoing realized in a single transaction or series of related transactions shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds unless such net cash proceeds shall exceed $20,000,000 and (y) no such net cash proceeds shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds under this clause (a) in any fiscal year until the aggregate

 

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amount of all such net cash proceeds in such fiscal year shall exceed $50,000,000 (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds under this clause (a)); and

(b) (i) with respect to the incurrence or issuance of any Indebtedness by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any Permitted Equity Issuance by the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, the excess, if any, of (A) the sum of the cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such incurrence or issuance over (B)(x) taxes or distributions made pursuant to Section 7.06(g)(i) paid or estimated to be payable in connection therewith (including withholding taxes imposed on the repatriation of any cash received in connection with such incurrence or issuance) and (y) the investment banking fees, underwriting discounts, commissions, costs and other out-of-pocket expenses and other customary expenses, incurred by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such incurrence or issuance and (ii) with respect to any Permitted Equity Issuance by any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, the amount of cash from such Permitted Equity Issuance contributed to the capital of the Borrower.

“Net Income” means, with respect to any Person, the net income (loss) of such Person, determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of preferred stock dividends.

“New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(ii) and (b) purchase participations in Alternative Currency L/C Obligations, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01A under the caption “Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment” as in effect on the Restatement Effective Date, as well as any commitment of a Lender acquired by way of additions to such Class or by an Assignment and Assumption in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, as such commitments of the various Lenders may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including as a result of permitted increases thereto, and reductions thereto, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and adjusted for assignments effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07(b)); provided that the New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender shall exclude any portion of such commitments which are extended pursuant to one or more Revolver Extension Amendments.

“New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment and/or related Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure incurred pursuant thereto at such time.

“New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans” means an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan made by a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to its New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment (and Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans to the extent originally made pursuant to a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment which has been converted into an Extended Alternative

 

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Currency Revolving Credit Commitment, which Loans shall thereafter be Extended Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans).

“New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Dollar Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(i), (b) purchase participations in Dollar L/C Obligations in respect of Dollar Letters of Credit and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth, and opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01A under the caption “Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment” as in effect on the Restatement Effective Date, as well as any commitment of a Lender acquired by way of additions to such Class or by an Assignment and Assumption in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, as such commitments of the various Lenders may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including as a result of permitted increases thereto, and reductions thereto, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and adjusted for assignments effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07(b)); provided that the New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender shall exclude any portion of such commitments which are extended pursuant to one or more Revolver Extension Amendments.

“New Dollar Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment and/or related Dollar Revolving Credit Exposure incurred pursuant thereto at such time.

“New Dollar Revolving Credit Loans” means a Dollar Revolving Credit Loan made by a New Dollar Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to its New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment (and Dollar Revolving Credit Loans to the extent originally made pursuant to a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment which has been converted into an Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment, which Loans shall thereafter be Extended Dollar Revolving Credit Loans).

“New Revolving Credit Lender” means a New Dollar Revolving Credit Lender and/or a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender, as the context may require.

“New Revolving Credit Commitment” means a New Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment and/or a New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment, as the context may require.

“New Revolving Credit Loans” means New Dollar Revolving Credit Loans and/or New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans, as the context may require.

“Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.07(d).

“Non-Extension Notice Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(iii).

“Non-Loan Party” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Loan Party.

 

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“Note” means a Dollar Term Note, a Euro Term Note, a Dollar Revolving Credit Note or an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Note, as the context may require.

“Obligations” means all (x) 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 or Letter of Credit, 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 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, (y) obligations of any Loan Party arising under any Secured Hedge Agreement and (z) Cash Management Obligations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents (and any of their Subsidiaries to the extent they have obligations under the Loan Documents) include the obligation (including guarantee obligations) to pay principal, interest, Letter of Credit, reimbursement obligations, charges, expenses, fees, Attorney Costs, indemnities and other amounts payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document. For the avoidance of doubt, all Obligations outstanding under the Original Credit Agreement, to the extent not paid on the Restatement Effective Date, shall continue under this Agreement as outstanding Obligations except to the extent expressly modified hereby.

“Offer” has the meaning specified in the preliminary statements to this Agreement.

“Option Accounting Issues” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, any failure to (x) properly document the measurement date for any stock option grant, (y) record stock option expense (or other items relating thereto) in accordance with GAAP or (z) issue stock options in accordance with the terms of any applicable Stock Plan (as defined in the Merger Agreement), in each case to the extent occurring prior to June 4, 2007.

“OID” means original issue discount.

“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 Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement, dated as of September 25, 2007, by and among the Borrower, Holdings, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent.

 

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“Original Revolving Credit Commitments” means the “Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments” and the “Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments” under the Original Credit Agreement in effect on the Restatement Effective Date.

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

“Other Revolving Credit Loans” means the Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant to any Other Revolving Credit Commitment.

“Other Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(h).

“Other Term Commitments” means one or more Classes of term loan commitments hereunder that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

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

“Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to the Term Loans of any Class, Revolving Credit Loans of any Class and Swing Line Loans on any date, the Dollar Amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Term Loans of any Class, Revolving Credit Loans of any Class (including any refinancing of outstanding Unreimbursed Amounts under Letters of Credit or L/C Credit Extensions as a Revolving Credit Borrowing) 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 Dollar Amount thereof on such date after giving effect to any related L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes thereto as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements of outstanding Unreimbursed Amounts under related Letters of Credit (including any refinancing of outstanding Unreimbursed Amounts under related Letters of Credit or related L/C Credit Extensions as a Revolving Credit Borrowing) or any reductions in the maximum amount available for drawing under related Letters of Credit taking effect on such date.

“Overnight Rate” means, for any day, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the greater of (i) the Federal Funds Rate and (ii) an overnight rate determined by the Administrative Agent, an L/C Issuer, or the Swing Line Lender, as applicable, in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, the rate of interest per annum at which overnight deposits in the applicable Alternative Currency, in an amount approximately equal to the amount with respect to which such rate is being determined, would be offered for such day by a branch or Affiliate of the Administrative Agent in the applicable offshore interbank market for such currency to major banks in such interbank market.

“Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement among the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and one or more Senior Representatives representing holders of each series of Permitted Pari Passu Debt, as applicable, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Loan Parties and consistent with those terms provided in the Pari Passu Intercreditor Term Sheet attached

 

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hereto as Exhibit J-1, as such intercreditor agreement may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof.

“Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(e).

“Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 11.07(e).

“Participating Member State” means each state so described in any EMU Legislation.

“PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

“Pension Act” means the U.S. Pension Protection Act of 2006, as amended.

“Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates or to which Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time since May 31, 2005.

“Permitted Acquisition” has the meaning specified in Section 7.02(j).

“Permitted Equity Issuance” means any sale or issuance of any Qualified Equity Interests of the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, in each case to the extent permitted hereunder.

“Permitted Pari Passu Debt” means any secured Indebtedness incurred by a Borrower in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes or senior secured loans incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(s) or Section 7.03(aa); provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by all or any portion of the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to the control of remedies) with the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of the Borrowers or any Subsidiary other than all or any portion of the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or payments of principal prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (iii) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are substantially the same as the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), (iv) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Loan Parties and (v) a Senior Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to the Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement; provided that if such Indebtedness is the initial Permitted Pari Passu Debt incurred by a Borrower, then such Borrower, the applicable Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and the Senior Representative for such Indebtedness shall have executed and delivered the Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement. Permitted Pari Passu Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

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“Permitted Junior Priority Debt” means secured Indebtedness incurred by a Borrower in the form of one or more series of second lien secured notes or second lien secured loans incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(s) or Section 7.03(aa); provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by all or any portion of the Collateral on a second lien, subordinated basis to the Obligations and the obligations in respect of any Permitted Pari Passu Debt and is not secured by any property or assets of Holdings, the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary other than all or any portion of the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or payments of principal prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (iii) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are substantially the same as the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), (iv) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Loan Parties and (v) a Senior Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement; provided that if such Indebtedness is the initial Permitted Junior Priority Debt incurred by a Borrower, then the applicable Borrower, the applicable Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and the Senior Representatives for such Indebtedness shall have executed and delivered the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement. Permitted Junior Priority Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

“Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Person, any modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension of any Indebtedness of such Person; provided that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued interest and premium thereon plus other reasonable amounts paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension and by an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized thereunder, (b) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(b) or Section 7.03(e), such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended (except by virtue of amortization or prepayment of such Indebtedness prior to the time of incurrence of such Permitted Refinancing), (c) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(e), at the time thereof, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (d) if such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended is Junior Financing, (i) to the extent such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms at least as favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, (ii) the terms and conditions (including, if applicable, as to collateral but excluding as to subordination, interest rate and redemption premium) of any such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness, taken as a whole, are not materially less favorable to the Loan Parties or the Lenders than the terms and conditions of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended; provided that a certificate of a Responsible Officer delivered to the

 

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Administrative Agent at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such five (5) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees) and (iii) such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension is incurred by the Person who is the obligor of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, (e) in the case of any Permitted Refinancing in respect of the ABL Facilities, such Permitted Refinancing is secured only by all or any portion of the Current Assets Collateral (but not by any other assets of the Loan Parties) and/or assets of Foreign Subsidiaries pursuant to one or more security agreements subject, in the case of the Current Assets Collateral only, to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement (or another intercreditor agreement containing terms that are at least as favorable to the Secured Parties as those contained in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement) and (f) in the case of a “Permitted Refinancing” of Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.03(s) or (aa), such Permitted Refinancing shall be required to constitute (x) if the Indebtedness being refinanced was Permitted Pari Passu Debt, either Permitted Pari Passu Debt, Permitted Junior Priority Debt or Permitted Unsecured Debt, (y) if the respective Indebtedness being refinanced is Permitted Junior Priority Debt, either Permitted Junior Priority Debt or Permitted Unsecured Debt and (z) if the Indebtedness being refinanced is Permitted Unsecured Debt, Permitted Unsecured Debt.

“Permitted Subordinated Notes” means senior subordinated notes issued by the Borrower or a Guarantor, provided that (a) the terms of such notes provide for customary subordination of such notes to the Obligations and do not provide for any scheduled repayment, mandatory redemption, sinking fund obligation or other payment prior to the Latest Maturity Date then in effect for the Term Loans, other than customary offers to purchase upon a change of control, asset sale or casualty or condemnation event and customary acceleration rights upon an event of default and (b) the covenants, events of default, guarantees and other terms for such notes (provided that such notes shall have interest rates and redemption premiums determined by the Board of Directors of the Borrower to be market rates and premiums at the time of issuance of such notes), taken as a whole, are determined by the Board of Directors of the Borrower to be market terms on the date of issuance and in any event are not more restrictive on the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, or materially less favorable to the Lenders, than the terms of the Senior Subordinated Notes or the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes and do not require the maintenance or achievement of any financial performance standards other than as a condition to taking specified actions, provided that a certificate of a Responsible Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such five Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees).

 

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“Permitted Subordinated Notes Documentation” means any notes, instruments, agreements and other credit documents governing any Permitted Subordinated Notes.

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

“Permitted Unsecured Debt” means unsecured Indebtedness incurred by a Borrower or any Loan Party in the form of one or more series of senior unsecured notes or loans incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(s) or Section 7.03(aa); provided that (i)such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or payments of principal prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (ii) if guaranteed, such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than the Guarantors and (iii) such Indebtedness is not secured by any Lien on any property or assets of Holdings, the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary. Permitted Unsecured Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

“Plan” means any material “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA), other than a Foreign Plan, established by Holdings, the Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any of their respective ERISA Affiliates.

“Planned Expenditures” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Excess Cash Flow.”

“Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

“Pledged Debt” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

“Pledged Equity” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

“Post-Acquisition Period” means, with respect to any Permitted Acquisition, the period beginning on the date such Permitted Acquisition is consummated and ending on the last day of the sixth full consecutive fiscal quarter immediately following the date on which such Permitted Acquisition is consummated.

“Principal L/C Issuer” means any L/C Issuer that has issued Letters of Credit under the Revolving Credit Facilities having an aggregate Outstanding Amount in excess of $10,000,000.

“Pro Forma Adjustment” means, for any Test Period that includes all or any part of a fiscal quarter included in any Post-Acquisition Period, with respect to the Acquired EBITDA of the applicable Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary or the Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower, the pro forma increase or decrease in such Acquired EBITDA or such Consolidated EBITDA, as the case may be, projected by the Borrower in good faith as a result of (a) actions taken during such Post-Acquisition Period for the purposes of realizing reasonably identifiable and factually supportable cost savings or (b) any additional costs incurred during such Post-Acquisition Period, in each case in connection with the combination of the operations of such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted

 

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Subsidiary with the operations of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that, (i) at the election of the Borrower, such Pro Forma Adjustment shall not be required to be determined for any Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary to the extent the aggregate consideration paid in connection with such acquisition was less than $100,000,000 and (ii) so long as such actions are taken during such Post-Acquisition Period or such costs are incurred during such Post-Acquisition Period, it may be assumed that such cost savings will be realizable during the entirety of such Test Period, or such additional costs, as applicable, will be incurred during the entirety of such Test Period; provided further that any such pro forma increase or decrease to such Acquired EBITDA or such Consolidated EBITDA, as the case may be, shall be without duplication for cost savings or additional costs already included in such Acquired EBITDA or such Consolidated EBITDA, as the case may be, for such Test Period.

“Pro Forma Balance Sheet” has the meaning specified in Section 5.05(a)(ii).

“Pro Forma Basis” and “Pro Forma Effect” mean, with respect to compliance with any test or covenant hereunder, that (A) to the extent applicable, the Pro Forma Adjustment shall have been made and (B) all Specified Transactions and the following transactions in connection therewith shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the applicable period of measurement in such test or covenant: (a) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property or Person subject to such Specified Transaction, (i) in the case of a Disposition of all or substantially all Equity Interests in any Subsidiary of Holdings or any division, product line, or facility used for operations of Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, shall be excluded, and (ii) in the case of a Permitted Acquisition or Investment described in the definition of “Specified Transaction,” shall be included, (b) any retirement of Indebtedness, and (c) any Indebtedness incurred or assumed by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection therewith and if such Indebtedness has a floating or formula rate, shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination; provided that, without limiting the application of the Pro Forma Adjustment pursuant to (A) above, the foregoing pro forma adjustments may be applied to any such test or covenant solely to the extent that such adjustments are consistent with the definition of Consolidated EBITDA and give effect to events (including operating expense reductions) that are (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) (i) (x) directly attributable to such transaction, (y) expected to have a continuing impact on Holdings, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and (z) factually supportable or (ii) otherwise consistent with the definition of Pro Forma Adjustment.

“Pro Forma Financial Statements” has the meaning specified in Section 5.05(a)(ii).

“Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to each Lender at any time and subject to Section 2.18, a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of the Commitments and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans of such Lender under the applicable Facility or Facilities at such time and the denominator of which is the amount of the Aggregate Commitments and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans under the applicable Facility or Facilities at such time; provided that, in the case of a Revolving Credit Facility, if such Commitments have been

 

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terminated, then the Pro Rata Share of each Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.

“Projections” shall have the meaning specified in Section 6.01(c).

“Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

“Purchasing Borrower Party” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(b).

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

“Qualified Holding Company Debt” means unsecured Indebtedness of Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof), (a) the terms of which do not provide for any scheduled repayment, mandatory redemption or sinking fund obligation prior to the final maturity of the Term Loans (as in effect on the Closing Date) (other than customary offers to purchase upon a change of control, asset sale or event of loss and customary acceleration rights after an event of default), (b) the covenants, events of default, guarantees and other terms of which (other than interest rate and redemption premiums), taken as a whole, are not more restrictive to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries than those in the Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture or the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes Indenture; provided that a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower is delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees), (c) that does not require any payments in cash of interest or other amounts in respect of the principal thereof prior to the earlier to occur of (i) the date that is five years from the date of the issuance or incurrence thereof and (ii) the date that is ninety one days after the final maturity of the Term Loans (as in effect on the Closing Date) (it being understood that this clause (c) shall not prohibit Indebtedness the terms of which permit the issuer thereof to elect, at its option, to make payments in cash of interest or other amounts in respect of the principal thereof prior to the date determined in accordance with clauses (i) and (ii) of this clause (c)) and (d) that is not Guaranteed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.

“Qualified Securitization Financing” means any Securitization Financing of a Securitization Subsidiary that meets the following conditions: (a) the board of directors of the Borrower shall have determined in good faith that such Qualified Securitization Financing (including financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions) is in the aggregate economically fair and reasonable to the Borrower and the Securitization Subsidiary, (b) all sales and/or contributions of Securitization Assets and related assets to the Securitization Subsidiary are made at Fair Market Value and (c) the financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions thereof, including any Standard Securitization Undertakings, shall be

 

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market terms (as determined in good faith by the Borrower). The grant of a security interest in any Securitization Assets of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Securitization Subsidiary) to secure Indebtedness under this Agreement prior to engaging in any Securitization Financing shall not be deemed a Qualified Securitization Financing.

“Qualifying IPO” means the issuance by Holdings or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings of its common Equity Interests in an underwritten primary public offering (other than a public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8) pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the SEC in accordance with the Securities Act (whether alone or in connection with a secondary public offering).

“Quarterly Financial Statements” means the unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the most recent fiscal quarter ended at least forty (40) days before the Closing Date.

“Reference Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Available Amount.”

“Refinanced Debt” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness.”

“Refinancing Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower executed by each of (a) the Borrower and Holdings, (b) the Administrative Agent and (c) each Additional Lender that agrees to provide any portion of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness being incurred pursuant thereto, in each case, in accordance with Section 2.15.

“Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(d).

“Registered Equivalent Notes” means, with respect to any notes originally issued in a Rule 144A or other private placement transaction under the Securities Act of 1933, substantially identical notes (having the same guarantees) issued in a dollar for dollar exchange therefor pursuant to an exchange offer registered with the SEC.

“Rejection Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vi).

“Replacement Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01.

“Reportable Event” means, with respect to any Plan any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, other than events for which the thirty (30) day notice period has been waived.

“Repricing Premium” means, in connection with a Repricing Transaction, a premium (expressed as a percentage of the principal amount of the applicable Loans to be prepaid or subject to the applicable amendment, as the case may be) equal to the amount set forth below:

 

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(a) on or prior to the first anniversary of the Restatement Effective Date, 1.0%; and

(b) thereafter, 0%.

“Repricing Transaction” means the prepayment or refinancing of all or a portion of the Dollar Term B-1 Loans or Euro Term B-1 Loans with the incurrence by any Loan Party of any long-term bank debt financing or Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness incurred for the primary purpose of reducing the effective interest cost or weighted average yield (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent consistent with generally accepted financial practice and, in any event, excluding any arrangement or commitment fees in connection therewith) to less than the interest rate for or weighted average yield (as determined by the Administrative Agent on the same basis) of the Term Loans, including without limitation, as may be effected through any amendment to this Agreement relating to the interest rate for, or weighted average yield of, the Term Loans, but which, for the avoidance of doubt, does not include any prepayment or refinancing in connection with a Change of Control.

“Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Term Loans of a given Class or Revolving Credit Loans of a given Class, a Committed Loan Notice, (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” shall mean, with respect to any Facility on any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of (i) the Total Outstandings under such Facility (with the aggregate Dollar 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 (ii) 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 having more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings (with the aggregate Dollar Amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition), (b) aggregate unused Term Commitments and (c) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the unused Term Commitment and unused Revolving Credit 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.

“Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer or other similar officer or Person performing similar functions of a Loan Party and, as to any document delivered on the Closing Date, any 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

 

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of such Loan Party. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Responsible Officer” shall refer to a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

“Restatement Effective Date” shall have the meaning given such term in the Amendment.

“Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interest of the Borrower or any of its Restricted 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 Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to the Borrower’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent Persons thereof).

“Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

“Restructuring” means a collective reference to the transactions described on Schedule 1.01E.

“Retained Declined Proceeds” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vi).

“Revaluation Date” means (a) with respect to any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan, each of the following: (i) each date of a Borrowing of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, (ii) each date of a continuation of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency pursuant to Section 2.02, and (iii) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent shall determine or the Required Facility Lenders under the applicable Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility shall require; (b) with respect to any Alternative Currency Letter of Credit, each of the following: (i) each date of issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (ii) each date of an amendment of any such Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof (solely with respect to the increased amount), (iii) each date of any payment by an Alternative Currency L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency and (iv) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent or the Alternative Currency L/C Issuer shall determine or the Required Facility Lenders under the applicable Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility shall require; and (c) with respect to any Euro Term Loan, each of the following: (i) each date of a continuation of a Euro Term Loan pursuant to Section 2.02, and (ii) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably determine or the Required Facility Lenders with respect to the Euro Term Loans shall reasonably require.

“Revolver Extension Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(c).

“Revolver Extension Election” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(b).

“Revolving Commitment Increase” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

 

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“Revolving Commitment Increase Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(i).

“Revolving Credit Borrowing” means the collective reference to a Dollar Revolving Credit Borrowing or an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing.

“Revolving Credit Commitments” means the collective reference to a Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment, an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment, any Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase, Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase or Other Revolving Commitment.

“Revolving Credit Exposure” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Credit Exposure under any Class of Revolving Commitments and the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure under any Class of Revolving Commitments.

“Revolving Credit Facilities” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Credit Facilities and the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facilities and each Class of Commitments in respect of any such Revolving Credit Facilities is referred to as a “Revolving Credit Facility

“Revolving Credit Lenders” means a Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment or Revolving Credit Exposure.

“Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series” has the meaning provided in Section 2.17(a).

“Revolving Credit Loans” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Credit Loans and the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans.

“Revolving Credit Notes” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Credit Notes and the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Notes.

“S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and any successor thereto.

“Same Day Funds” means (a) with respect to disbursements and payments in Dollars, immediately available funds, and (b) with respect to disbursements and payments in an Alternative Currency, same day or other funds as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to be customary in the place of disbursement or payment for the settlement of international banking transactions in the relevant Alternative Currency.

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

“Secured Hedge Agreement” means any Swap Contract permitted under Section 7.03(f) that is entered into by and between any Loan Party (or entered into by Merger Sub and existing at the time of the Merger) or any Restricted Subsidiary and any Hedge Bank.

 

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“Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, each Hedge Bank, each Cash Management Bank, the Supplemental Administrative Agent and each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.01(c).

“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

“Securitization Assets” means the accounts receivable, royalty or other revenue streams and other rights to payment subject to a Qualified Securitization Financing and the proceeds thereof.

“Securitization Fees” means distributions or payments made directly or by means of discounts with respect to any participation interest issued or sold in connection with, and other fees paid to a Person that is not a Securitization Subsidiary in connection with any Qualified Securitization Financing.

“Securitization Financing” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may sell, convey or otherwise transfer to (a) a Securitization Subsidiary (in the case of a transfer by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries) or (b) any other Person (in the case of a transfer by a Securitization Subsidiary), or may grant a security interest in, any Securitization Assets of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, and any assets related thereto, including all collateral securing such Securitization Assets, all contracts and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such Securitization Assets, proceeds of such Securitization Assets and other assets that are customarily transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with asset securitization transactions involving Securitization Assets.

“Securitization Repurchase Obligation” means any obligation of a seller of Securitization Assets in a Qualified Securitization Financing to repurchase Securitization Assets arising as a result of a breach of a Standard Securitization Undertaking, including as a result of a receivable or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, offset or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to the seller.

“Securitization Subsidiary” means a wholly owned Subsidiary of the Borrower (or another Person formed for the purposes of engaging in a Qualified Securitization Financing in which the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower makes an Investment and to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower transfers Securitization Assets and related assets) that engages in no activities other than in connection with the financing of Securitization Assets of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, all proceeds thereof and all rights (contingent and other), collateral and other assets relating thereto, and any business or activities incidental or related to such business, and which is designated by the board of directors of the Borrower or such other Person (as provided below) as a Securitization Subsidiary and (a) no portion of the Indebtedness or any other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of which (i) is guaranteed by Holdings, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary (excluding guarantees of obligations (other than the principal of, and interest on, Indebtedness)

 

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pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings), (ii) is recourse to or obligates Holdings, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, in any way other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings or (iii) subjects any property or asset of Holdings, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, directly or indirectly, contingently or otherwise, to the satisfaction thereof, other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings, (b) with which none of Holdings, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, has any material contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding other than on terms which the Borrower reasonably believes to be no less favorable to Holdings, the Borrower or such Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons that are not Affiliates of the Borrower and (c) to which none of Holdings, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, has any obligation to maintain or preserve such entity’s financial condition or cause such entity to achieve certain levels of operating results. Any such designation by the board of directors of the Borrower or such other Person shall be evidenced to the Administrative Agent by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a certified copy of the resolution of the board of directors of the Borrower or such other Person giving effect to such designation and a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer certifying that such designation complied with the foregoing conditions.

“Security Agreement” means, collectively, the Security Agreement executed by the Loan Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit G, together with each other Security Agreement Supplement executed and delivered pursuant to Section 6.11.

“Security Agreement Supplement” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

“Senior Exchange Notes” has the meaning ascribed to the term “Exchange Notes” in the Senior Interim Loan Credit Agreement.

“Senior Exchange Notes Indenture” has the meaning ascribed to the term “Exchange Notes Indenture” in the Senior Interim Loan Credit Agreement.

“Senior Interim Loan Credit Agreement” means that certain credit agreement dated as of the Closing Date, among the Borrower, Bank of America, as administrative agent, and the other lenders party thereto, as the same may be amended, modified, replaced or refinanced to the extent permitted by this Agreement.

“Senior Interim Loan Facility” means the term loan credit facilities under the Senior Interim Loan Credit Agreement.

“Senior Notes” means, collectively, (i) the Borrower’s senior unsecured cash pay notes due 2017 and (ii) the Borrower’s senior unsecured PIK election notes due 2017 and any additional notes issued or any increase in the outstanding principal amount, in each case, in lieu of cash interest in accordance with the indenture governing such senior unsecured PIK election notes.

 

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“Senior Notes Indenture” means the Indenture for the Senior Notes, dated as of the Closing Date, as the same may be amended, modified, replaced or refinanced to the extent permitted by this Agreement.

“Senior Representative” means, with respect to any series of Permitted Pari Passu Debt or Permitted Junior Priority Debt, the trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, security agent or similar agent under the indenture or agreement pursuant to which such Indebtedness is issued, incurred or otherwise obtained, as the case may be, and each of their successors in such capacities.

“Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Senior Secured Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for such Test Period.

“Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes” has the meaning ascribed to the term “Exchange Notes” in the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement.

“Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes Indenture” has the meaning ascribed to the term “Exchange Notes Indenture” in the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement.

“Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement” means that certain credit agreement dated as of the Closing Date, among the Borrower, Bank of America, as administrative agent, and the other lenders party thereto, as the same may be amended, modified, replaced or refinanced to the extent permitted by this Agreement.

“Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility” means the term loan credit facility under the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement.

“Senior Subordinated Notes” means the Borrower’s senior subordinated notes due 2017.

“Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture” means the Indenture for the Senior Subordinated Notes, dated as of the Closing Date, as the same may be amended, modified, replaced or refinanced to the extent permitted by this Agreement.

“Sold Entity or Business” has the meaning specified in the definition of the term “Consolidated EBITDA.”

“Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair salable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature and (d) such Person is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute an unreasonably small capital. The amount of

 

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contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

“SPC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(h).

“Specified Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, (a) each Material Subsidiary of the Borrower (i) whose total assets at the last day of the most recent Test Period were equal to or greater than 10.0% of Total Assets at such date or (ii) whose gross revenues for such Test Period were equal to or greater than 10.0% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP and (b) each other Material Subsidiary that is the subject of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(f) or Section 8.01(g) and that, when such Material Subsidiary’s total assets or gross revenues are aggregated with the total assets or gross revenues, as applicable, of each other Material Subsidiary that is the subject of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(f) or Section 8.01(g) would constitute a Specified Subsidiary under clause (a) above.

“Specified Transaction” means any Investment, Disposition, incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, Restricted Payment, Subsidiary designation, Incremental Term Loan or Revolving Commitment Increase that by the terms of this Agreement requires such test to be calculated on a “Pro Forma Basis” or after giving “Pro Forma Effect.”

“Sponsor Group” means (i) Banc of America Capital Investors V, L.P., Bear Growth Capital Partners, LP, WCP Fund II, L.P. and their respective Affiliates and Persons, funds or partnerships managed by any of them or any of their respective Affiliates, but not including, however, any of their respective portfolio companies and (ii) the Sponsors.

“Sponsor Management Agreement” means the management agreement between certain of the management companies associated with the Sponsors or their advisors and the Borrower.

“Sponsor Termination Fees” means the one-time payment under the Sponsor Management Agreement of a termination fee to one or more of the Sponsors and their Affiliates in the event of either a Change of Control or the completion of a Qualifying IPO.

“Sponsors” means Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P., GS Capital Partners VI, L.P., KKR 2006 Fund L.P., TPG Partners V, L.P. and their respective Affiliates and funds or partnerships managed by any of them or any of their respective Affiliates, but not including, however, any of their respective portfolio companies.

“Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent or an Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as applicable, 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 or an Alternative Currency L/C Issuer may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent or such Alternative Currency L/C Issuer if the Person acting in such

 

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capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; and provided that the Alternative Currency L/C Issuer may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Alternative Currency Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.

“Standard Securitization Undertakings” means representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities entered into by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower that the Borrower has determined in good faith to be customary in a Securitization Financing.

“Sterling” and “£” mean the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.

“Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, charitable foundations) 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.

“Successor Borrower” has the meaning specified in Section 7.04(d).

“Supplemental Administrative Agent” has the meaning specified in Section 9.13 and “Supplemental Administrative Agents” shall have the corresponding meaning.

“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 master agreement (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

 

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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 Facility” means the revolving credit facility made available by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04.

“Swing Line Lender” means Bank of America, 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, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

“Swing Line Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans outstanding.

“Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $50,000,000 and (b) the aggregate Dollar Amount of the Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments.

“Syndication Agent” means Citicorp North America, Inc., as syndication agent under this Agreement.

“TARGET Day” means any day on which the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET) payment system (or, if such payment system ceases to be operative, such other payment system (if any) determined by the Administrative Agent to be a suitable replacement) is open for the settlement of payments in Euro.

“Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a).

“Tender Offer Facility” means the credit facility under the Credit Agreement, dated as of July 11, 2007, by and among Merger Sub, Bank of America, as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto.

“Term Borrowing” means (a) the collective reference to a Dollar Term Borrowing and a Euro Term Borrowing, (b) the making of an Incremental Term Loan by a Lender or Additional Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.14 and the applicable Incremental Amendment, (c) the making of a Refinancing Term Loan of a given Term Loan Refinancing Series by a Lender or an Additional Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.15 and the applicable Term Loan Refinancing Amendment and (d) the making of an Extended Term Loan of a given Term Loan Extension Series by a Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.17 and the applicable Term Loan Extension Amendment.

 

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“Term Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its commitment under Incremental Term Facilities, its Term Commitment Increase or its Other Term Commitment, as the context may require.

“Term Commitment Increases” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a)(ii).

“Term Lender” means the collective reference to a Dollar Term Lender, a Euro Term Lender any other Lender under an Incremental Term Facility and any other Lender with outstanding Other Term Loans.

“Term Loan” means the collective reference to the Dollar Term Loans and the Euro Term Loans.

“Term Loan Extension Amendment” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(c).

“Term Loan Extension Election” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

“Term Loan Extension Series” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(a).

“Term Note” means the collective reference to a Dollar Term Note and a Euro Term Note (with such modifications thereto as may be necessary to reflect differing Classes of Term Loans).

“Test Period” in effect at any time means the most recent period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower ended on or prior to such time (taken as one accounting period) in respect of which financial statements for each quarter or fiscal year in such period have been or are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b); provided that, prior to the first date that financial statements have been or are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), the Test Period in effect shall be the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower ended May 31, 2007. A Test Period may be designated by reference to the last day thereof (i.e., the “May 31, 2007 Test Period” refers to the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower ended May 31, 2007), and a Test Period shall be deemed to end on the last day thereof.

“Threshold Amount” means $75,000,000.

“Total Assets” means the total assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, as shown on the most recent balance sheet of the Borrower delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or, for the period prior to the time any such statements are so delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), the Pro Forma Financial Statements.

“Total Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for such Test Period.

 

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

“Transaction Expenses” means any fees or expenses incurred or paid by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the 2007 Transaction, the Original Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents (as defined therein) thereunder and the transactions contemplated thereby.

“Type” means, with respect to a Loan denominated in Dollars, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurocurrency Rate Loan.

“Uniform Commercial Code” means the Uniform Commercial Code or any successor provision thereof as the same may from time to time be in effect in the State of New York or the Uniform Commercial Code or any successor provision thereof (or similar code or statute) of another jurisdiction, to the extent it may be required to apply to any item or items of Collateral.

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

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

“Unrestricted Subsidiary” means (i) each Subsidiary of the Borrower listed on Schedule 1.01B, (ii) each Securitization Subsidiary, (iii) any Subsidiary of the Borrower designated by the board of directors of the Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.14 subsequent to the Closing Date and (iv) any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary, in each case, until such Person ceases to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary of the Borrower in accordance with Section 6.14 or ceases to be a Subsidiary of the Borrower.

“USA PATRIOT Act” means The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Title III of Pub. L. No. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), as amended or modified from time to time.

“U.S. Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(d).

“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.

“wholly owned” means, with respect to a Subsidiary of a Person, a Subsidiary of such Person all of the outstanding Equity Interests of which (other than (x) director’s qualifying shares and (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable Law) are owned by such Person and/or by one or more wholly owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

 

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“Withdrawal Liability” means the liability of a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

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 meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.

(b) (i) The words “herein,” “hereto,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document shall refer to such Loan Document as a whole and not to any particular provision thereof.

(ii) Article, Section, Exhibit and Schedule references are to the Loan Document in which such reference appears (except that references to Exhibits and Schedules to this Agreement that are not listed in the list of Schedules and Exhibits in the table of contents of this Agreement are references to Exhibits and Schedules to the Original Credit Agreement; provided that the Required Lenders hereby consent to the Administrative Agent updating any Exhibit to the Original Credit Agreement to give effect to the transactions contemplated by this Amendment).

(iii) The term “including” is by way of example and not limitation.

(iv) The term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form.

(c) 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.”

(d) 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.

SECTION 1.03. Accounting Terms.

(a) All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, 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 in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Annual Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.

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Leverage Ratio shall be calculated with respect to such period and such Specified Transaction on a Pro Forma Basis.

SECTION 1.04. Rounding. Any financial ratios 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. References to Agreements, Laws, Etc. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to Organization Documents, agreements (including the Loan Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are permitted by any Loan Document; and (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law.

SECTION 1.06. 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 1.07. Additional Alternative Currencies.

(a) The Borrower may from time to time request that Eurocurrency Rate Loans be made and/or Alternative Currency Letters of Credit be issued in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency”; provided that such requested currency is a lawful currency (other than Dollars) that is readily available and freely transferable and convertible into Dollars. In the case of any such request with respect to the making of Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Eurocurrency Rate Loans under any Revolving Credit Facility, such request shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders under such Revolving Credit Facility; and in the case of any such request with respect to the issuance of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit, such request shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the applicable Alternative Currency L/C Issuer.

(b) Any such request shall be made to the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m., ten (10) Business Days prior to the date of the desired Credit Extension (or such other time or date as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent and, in the case of any such request pertaining to Alternative Currency Letters of Credit, each Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, in its or their sole discretion). In the case of any such request pertaining to Eurocurrency Rate Loans under any Revolving Credit Facility, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender under such Revolving Credit Facility thereof; and in the case of any such request pertaining to Alternative Currency Letters of Credit, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Alternative Currency L/C Issuer thereof. Each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender of the applicable Class (in the case of any such request pertaining to Eurocurrency Rate Loans) or each Alternative Currency L/C Issuer (in the case of a request pertaining to Alternative Currency Letters of Credit) shall notify the

 

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Administrative Agent, not later than 11:00 a.m., five (5) Business Days after receipt of such request whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to the making of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or the issuance of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit, as the case may be, in such requested currency.

(c) Any failure by an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender or an Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by such Alternative Currency Lender or such Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to permit Eurocurrency Rate Loans to be made or Alternative Currency Letters of Credit to be issued in such requested currency. If the Administrative Agent and all the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Class consent to making Eurocurrency Rate Loans in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify the Borrower and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowings of Eurocurrency Rate Loans under such Revolving Credit Facility; and if the Administrative Agent and each Alternative Currency L/C Issuer consent to the issuance of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify the Borrower and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Alternative Currency Letter of Credit issuances. If the Administrative Agent shall fail to obtain consent to any request for an additional currency under this Section 1.07, the Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify the Borrower.

SECTION 1.08. Currency Equivalents Generally.

(a) The Administrative Agent or the applicable Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as applicable, shall determine the Spot Rates as of each Revaluation Date to be used for calculating Dollar Amounts of Credit Extensions and Outstanding Amounts denominated in Alternative Currencies. Such Spot Rates shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Spot Rates employed in converting any amounts between the applicable currencies until the next Revaluation Date to occur. Except for purposes of financial statements delivered by Loan Parties hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent or the Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as applicable.

(b) Wherever in this Agreement in connection with a Borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or the issuance, amendment or extension of an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in Dollars, but such Borrowing, Eurocurrency Rate Loan or Alternative Currency Letter of Credit is denominated in an Alternative Currency, such amount shall be the relevant Alternative Currency Equivalent of such Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Alternative Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Alternative Currency L/C Issuer, as the case may be.

 

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(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with Sections 7.01, 7.02 and 7.03 with respect to any amount of Indebtedness or Investment in a currency 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 Indebtedness or Investment is incurred; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing provisions of this Section 1.08 shall otherwise apply to such Sections, including with respect to determining whether any Indebtedness or Investment may be incurred at any time under such Sections.

(d) For purposes of determining compliance under Sections 7.02, 7.05 and 7.06, any amount in a currency other than Dollars will be converted to Dollars in a manner consistent with that used in calculating Net Income in the Borrower’s annual financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a); provided, however, that the foregoing shall not be deemed to apply to the determination of any amount of Indebtedness.

SECTION 1.09. Change in Currency.

(a) Each obligation of the Borrower to make a payment denominated in the national currency unit of any member state of the European Union that adopts the Euro as its lawful currency after the date hereof shall be redenominated into Euro at the time of such adoption (in accordance with the EMU Legislation). If, in relation to the currency of any such member state, the basis of accrual of interest expressed in this Agreement in respect of that currency shall be inconsistent with any convention or practice in the London interbank market for the basis of accrual of interest in respect of the Euro, such expressed basis shall be replaced by such convention or practice with effect from the date on which such member state adopts the Euro as its lawful currency; provided that if any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing in the currency of such member state is outstanding immediately prior to such date, such replacement shall take effect, with respect to such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing, at the end of the then current Interest Period.

(b) Each provision of this Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect the adoption of the Euro by any member state of the European Union and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the Euro.

(c) Each provision of this Agreement also shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect a change in currency of any other country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the change in currency.

ARTICLE II

The Commitments and Credit Extensions

SECTION 2.01. The Loans.

(a) The Term Borrowings. Subject to and upon the terms and conditions herein set forth upon the effectiveness of this Agreement on the Restatement Effective Date:

 

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(i) the Dollar Term Loan (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) of each Lender (other than any portion thereof included in the Converted Dollar Term Amount of such Lender) under the Original Credit Agreement outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date shall remain outstanding under this Agreement as a Dollar Term B Loan from such Lender to the Borrower;

(ii) the Converted Dollar Term Amount of each Lender’s Dollar Term Loan (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) under the Original Credit Agreement outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date shall automatically be converted into a Dollar Term B-1 Loan under this Agreement from such Lender to the Borrower denominated in Dollars in a principal amount equal to such Lender’s Converted Dollar Term Amount, and consisting of Eurocurrency Rate Loan tranches with initial Interest Periods equal to the unexpired portions of the respective Interest Periods applicable to each Eurocurrency Rate Loan tranche of Dollar Term Loans (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) on the Restatement Effective Date (on a pro rata basis based on the amount of each such tranche) and with an initial Eurocurrency Rate for each such tranche equal to the Eurocurrency Rate for the corresponding tranche of Dollar Term Loans for such Interest Period in effect on the Restatement Effective Date;

(iii) the Euro Term Loan (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) of each Lender (other than any portion thereof included in the Converted Euro Term Amount of such Lender) under the Original Credit Agreement outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date shall remain outstanding under this Agreement as a Euro Term B Loan from such Lender to the Borrower; and

(iv) the Converted Euro Term Amount of each Lender’s Euro Term Loan (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) under the Original Credit Agreement outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date shall automatically be converted into a Euro Term B-1 Loan under this Agreement from such Lender to the Borrower denominated in Euro in a principal amount equal to such Lender’s Converted Euro Term Amount, and consisting of Eurocurrency Rate Loan tranches with initial Interest Periods equal to the unexpired portions of the respective Interest Periods applicable to each Eurocurrency Rate Loan tranche of Euro Term Loans (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) on the Restatement Effective Date (on a pro rata basis based on the amount of each such tranche) and with an initial Eurocurrency Rate for each such tranche equal to the Eurocurrency Rate for the corresponding tranche of Euro Term Loans for such Interest Period in effect on the Restatement Effective Date.

(b) The Revolving Credit Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (i) each Lender with a Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility severally agrees to make loans denominated in Dollars to the Borrower as elected by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.02 (each such loan, a “Dollar Revolving Credit Loan”) from time to time, on any Business Day from and after the Closing Date until the Maturity Date, in an aggregate Dollar Amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility as then in effect; provided that after giving effect to any Dollar Revolving Credit Borrowing under any Revolving Credit Facility, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Dollar

 

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Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all Dollar L/C Obligations under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility shall not exceed such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility as then in effect; and (ii) each Lender with an Alternative Revolving Credit Commitment under any Alternative Revolving Credit Facility severally agrees to make loans denominated in Dollars or an Alternative Currency to the Borrower as elected by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.02 (each such loan, an “Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan”) from time to time, on any Business Day until the Maturity Date, in an aggregate Dollar Amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility as then in effect; provided that after giving effect to any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing under any Revolving Credit Facility, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender under such Revolving Credit Facility, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all Alternative Currency L/C Obligations under such Revolving Credit Facility shall not exceed such Lender’s Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitment under such Revolving Credit Facility as then in effect. Within the limits of each Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments under each Revolving Credit Facility as then in effect, 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). Dollar Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein, and Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans (other than Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans denominated in Dollars which may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans) must be Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

SECTION 2.02. Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

(a) Each Term Borrowing, each Revolving Credit Borrowing (other than Swing Line Borrowings with respect to which this Section 2.02 shall not apply), each conversion of Loans of a given Class from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone; provided, however, that any such notice may condition any such Term Borrowing or Revolving Credit Borrowing on the occurrence of any event or condition specified therein so long as the Borrower expressly states therein that it shall be liable for any funding losses of the Lenders in accordance with Section 3.05. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon (i) three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans denominated in Dollars or any conversion of Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, (ii) four (4) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, and (iii) one (1) Business Day before the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, except that such notice of any Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. New York City time on the date of such Borrowing for Same Day Funds. Each telephonic notice by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Committed Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Each Borrowing of, conversion

 

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to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a principal Dollar Amount of $2,500,000 or a whole multiple of the Dollar Amount of $500,000 in excess thereof in the case of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans. 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 principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) the Class of the Borrowing requested and whether the Borrower is requesting the making of new Loans of the respective Class, a conversion of Loans (of a given Class) from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the currency in which the Loans to be borrowed are to be denominated, (v) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Loans are to be converted, (vi) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto and (vii) in the case of Revolving Credit Loans denominated in Dollars, the Dollar Revolving Credit Facility or the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility under which such Revolving Credit Loans are being borrowed. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans (unless the Loan being made or continued is denominated in an Alternative Currency, in which case it shall be made or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one month). Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans. If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period (or fails to give a timely notice requesting a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency), it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one (1) month. If no currency is specified, the requested Borrowing shall be in Dollars.

(b) Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount (and currency) of its Pro Rata Share of the applicable Class of 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 or continuation of Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency described in Section 2.02(a). In the case of each Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office for the respective Alternative Currency not later than 1:00 p.m., in the case of any Loan denominated in Dollars, and not later than the Applicable Time in the case of any Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, in each case on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is 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 either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of the Administrative Agent with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided that if, on the date the Committed Loan Notice with respect to a Borrowing under a Revolving Credit Facility is given by the Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing shall be applied,

 

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first, to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings and second, to the Borrower as provided above.

(c) Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurocurrency Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Rate Loan. During the existence of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or the Required Facility Lenders may require that no Loans under the applicable Facility may be converted to or continued as Eurocurrency Rate Loans and the Required Facility Lenders under any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility may require that any or all of the then outstanding Eurocurrency Rate Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency under such Facility be redenominated into Dollars in the amount of the Dollar Amount thereof, on the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto.

(d) The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurocurrency Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. The determination of the Eurocurrency Rate by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. At any time when Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of any change in the Administrative Agent’s 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 of a given Class from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans of a given Class as the same Type, there shall not be more than thirty (30) Interest Periods in effect unless otherwise agreed between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

(f) The failure of any Lender to make the Loan to be made by it as part of any Borrowing shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Loan on the date of such Borrowing, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make the Loan to be made by such other Lender on the date of any Borrowing.

(g) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such Pro Rata Share available to the Administrative Agent on the date of such Borrowing in accordance with paragraph (b) above, and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower on such date a corresponding amount. If the Administrative Agent shall have so made funds available, then, to the extent that such Lender shall not have made such portion available to the Administrative Agent, each of such Lender and the Borrower severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is made available to the Borrower until the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at (i) in the case of the Borrower, the interest rate applicable at the time to the Loans comprising such Borrowing and (ii) in the case of such Lender, the Overnight Rate plus any administrative, processing, or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the foregoing. A certificate of the Administrative Agent submitted to any Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.02(g) shall be conclusive in

 

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the absence of manifest error. 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.

SECTION 2.03. Letters of Credit.

(a) The Letter of Credit Commitments.

(i) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A)(1) each Dollar L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (x) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Dollar Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility (provided that any Dollar Letter of Credit may be for the benefit of any Subsidiary of the Borrower) and to amend or renew Dollar Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (y) to honor drawings under the Dollar Letters of Credit and (2) the Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders under each Dollar Revolving Credit Facility severally agree to participate in Dollar Letters of Credit issued under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to this Section 2.03 and (B)(1) each Alternative Currency L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (x) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Alternative Currency Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars or in an Alternative Currency under any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility for the account of the Borrower (provided that any Alternative Currency Letter of Credit may be for the benefit of any Subsidiary of the Borrower) and to amend or renew Alternative Currency Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (y) to honor drawings under the Alternative Currency Letters of Credit and (2) the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders under each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility severally agree to participate in Alternative Currency Letters of Credit issued under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to this Section 2.03; provided that L/C Issuers shall not be obligated to make L/C Credit Extensions with respect to Letters of Credit, and Lenders shall not be obligated to participate in Letters of Credit issued under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility if, as of the date of the applicable (I) Dollar Letter of Credit under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, (w) the Dollar Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility would exceed such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, (x) the Outstanding Amount of the Dollar L/C Obligations under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility would exceed the Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, (y) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations would exceed the L/C Sublimit or (z) the Dollar Letter of Credit giving rise to such L/C Credit Extension has a stated expiry date after the Maturity Date with respect to such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility and (II) Alternative Currency Letter of Credit under any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility, (w) the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender under such Alternative Currency

 

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Revolving Credit Facility would exceed such Lender’s Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility then in effect, (x) the Outstanding Amount of the Alternative Currency L/C Obligations under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility would exceed the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility then in effect, (y) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations would exceed the L/C Sublimit or (z) the Alternative Currency Letter of Credit giving rise to such L/C Credit Extension has a stated expiry date after the Maturity Date under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility. 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. Each Appropriate Lender’s risk participation in each outstanding Letter of Credit shall be automatically adjusted on each Maturity Date for any of the Revolving Credit Facilities as, and to the extent, provided in Section 2.06(e).

(ii) An L/C Issuer shall not issue any Letter of Credit if:

(1) 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 renewal, unless otherwise agreed by the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent; or

(2) the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the applicable Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless (1) each Appropriate Lender shall have approved such expiry date or (2) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations in respect of such requested Letter of Credit has been Cash Collateralized.

(iii) An L/C Issuer shall be under no 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 directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or direct that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally 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 (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder);

 

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(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 to be denominated in a currency other than (i) in the case of Dollar Letters of Credit, Dollars and (ii) in the case of Alternative Currency Letters of Credit, Dollars or an Alternative Currency; or

(D) any Lender under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility is a Defaulting Lender at such time, unless such L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and the Borrower to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s risk with respect to the participation in Letters of Credit by such Defaulting Lender, including by cash collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the L/C Obligations.

(iv) An L/C Issuer shall be under no 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 Appropriate 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 IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuer.

(b) Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Renewal 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 an 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 relevant L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon at least two (2) Business Days prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be; or, in each case, such later date and time as the relevant L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in its sole discretion. 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 relevant 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

 

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of any drawing thereunder; (g) the currency in which the requested Letter of Credit will be denominated and whether such Letter of Credit shall constitute a Dollar Letter of Credit or an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit and the Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to which such Letter of Credit is to be issued; and (h) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may reasonably request. 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 relevant L/C Issuer (1) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (2) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (3) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (4) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may reasonably request.

(ii) Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the relevant L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof. Unless the relevant 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 IV shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the Borrower (or the applicable Subsidiary) or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be. Immediately upon the issuance of (x) each Dollar Letter of Credit under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, each Lender with a Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, acquire from the relevant L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Dollar Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share times the amount of such Dollar Letter of Credit and (y) each Alternative Currency Letter of Credit under any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility, each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, acquire from the relevant L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share times the amount of such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit.

(iii) If the Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the relevant L/C Issuer shall agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic renewal provisions (each, an “Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit must permit the relevant L/C Issuer to prevent any such renewal 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 relevant L/C Issuer, the Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the relevant L/C Issuer for any such renewal. Once an Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit has been issued, the applicable Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the relevant L/C Issuer to permit the renewal of such Letter of Credit at any time until an expiry date not later than the applicable Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided that the relevant L/C Issuer shall not permit any such renewal if (A) the relevant L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation at such

 

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time, to issue such Letter of Credit in its renewed form under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) or (iii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received actual notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) sufficiently in advance of the Non-Extension Notice Date from the Administrative Agent or any Revolving Credit Lender, as applicable, or the Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied (it being understood that such notice shall not be presumptively sufficient unless such notice is provided not less than five (5) Business Days in advance of such Non-Extension Notice Date).

(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 relevant 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 relevant L/C Issuer shall notify promptly the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof. In the case of an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the Borrower shall reimburse the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer in such Alternative Currency, unless (A) the L/C Issuer (at its option) shall have specified in such notice that it will require reimbursement in Dollars, or (B) in the absence of any such requirement for reimbursement in Dollars, the Borrower shall have notified the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer promptly following receipt of the notice of drawing that the Borrower will reimburse such Alternative Currency L/C Issuer in Dollars. In the case of any such reimbursement in Dollars of a drawing under an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrower of the Dollar Amount of the amount of the drawing promptly following the determination thereof. Not later than 11:00 a.m. on the first Business Day following the date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit to be reimbursed in Dollars, or the Applicable Time on the first Business Day following the date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit to be reimbursed in an Alternative Currency (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrower shall reimburse the L/C Issuer in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing and in the applicable currency. If the Borrower fails to so reimburse such L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (expressed in Dollars in the Dollar Amount thereof in the case of an Alternative Currency) (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Appropriate Lender’s Pro Rata Share thereof. In such event, (x) in the case of an Unreimbursed Amount under a Dollar Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Dollar Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans and (y) in the case of an Unreimbursed Amount under an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, in each case 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 Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility of the Appropriate Lenders, and subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed

 

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Loan Notice). Any notice given by an L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.

(ii) Each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender (including any such Lender acting as an L/C Issuer) under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant Dollar L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office for payments in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of any Unreimbursed Amount in respect of a Dollar Letter of Credit issued under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent (which may be the same Business Day such notice is provided if such notice is provided prior to 12:00 noon), whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Dollar Revolving Credit Loan under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility in the form of a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the relevant Dollar L/C Issuer. Each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender (including any such Lender acting as an L/C Issuer) under any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office for payments in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of any Unreimbursed Amount in respect of an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent (which may be the same Business Day such notice is provided if such notice is provided prior to 12:00 noon), whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility in the form of a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer.

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

 

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forth in Section 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer an Alternative Currency L/C Borrowing under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which Alternative Currency L/C Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate. In such event, the payment by each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant Alternative Currency L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such Alternative Currency L/C Borrowing and shall constitute an Alternative Currency L/C Advance under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility from such Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.

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

(v) Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or L/C Advances to reimburse an L/C Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, 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 relevant 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 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 delivery by the Borrower 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 relevant L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by such L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.

(vi) If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such 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 such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by such L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing. A certificate of the relevant 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.

 

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(d) Repayment of Participations.

(i) If, at any time after an L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Appropriate Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with this Section 2.03(c), the Administrative Agent receives for the account of such 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 distribute to such Appropriate Lender its Pro Rata Share thereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s L/C Advance was outstanding) in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

(ii) If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Appropriate Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Pro Rata Share 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 Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect. The Obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders under this clause (d)(ii) shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

(e) Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit issued by it 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:

(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 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 relevant 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 relevant 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 relevant L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession,

 

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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;

(v) any adverse change in the relevant exchange rates or in the availability of the relevant Alternative Currency to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or in the relevant currency markets generally;

(vi) any exchange, release or nonperfection of any Collateral, or any release or amendment or waiver of or consent to departure from the Guaranty or any other guarantee, for all or any of the Obligations of any Loan Party in respect of such Letter of Credit; or

(vii) 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, any Loan Party;

provided that the foregoing shall not excuse any L/C Issuer from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to consequential damages, claims in respect of which are waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable Law) suffered by the Borrower that are caused by acts or omissions of such L/C Issuer constituting gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of such L/C Issuer.

(f) Role of L/C Issuers. Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the relevant 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, any Agent-Related Person nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees 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 Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct; 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 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, any Agent-Related Person, nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of any L/C Issuer, shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (iii) of this Section 2.03(e); provided that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against an L/C Issuer, and such 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 that were caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer’s willful or grossly negligent 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

 

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furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, each 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 no L/C Issuer shall 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) Cash Collateral. If (i) any Event of Default occurs and is continuing and the Required Lenders require the Borrower to Cash Collateralize its L/C Obligations pursuant to Section 8.02(c), (ii) an Event of Default set forth under Section 8.01(f) occurs and is continuing, (iii) the Borrower is required to Cash Collateralize L/C Obligations pursuant to Section 2.18 or (iv) for any reason, any Letter of Credit under any Revolving Credit Facility is outstanding at the time of termination of the Revolving Commitments under such Revolving Credit Facility, then the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations (in, the case of clauses (i), (ii) and (iv), in an amount equal to such Outstanding Amount determined as of the date of such Event of Default or termination and, in the case of clause (iii), in the amount specified in Section 2.18), and shall do so not later than 2:00 p.m. on (x) in the case of the immediately preceding clause (i) or (iii), (1) the Business Day that the Borrower receives notice thereof, if such notice is received on such day prior to 12:00 noon or (2) if clause (1) above does not apply, the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower receives such notice and (y) in the case of the immediately preceding clause (ii), the Business Day on which an Event of Default set forth under Section 8.01(f) occurs or, if such day is not a Business Day, the Business Day immediately succeeding such day. For purposes hereof, “Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the relevant L/C Issuer and the Appropriate Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations under the applicable Revolving Credit Facilities, cash or deposit account balances (“Cash Collateral”) pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the relevant L/C Issuer (which documents are hereby consented to by the Appropriate Lenders). Derivatives of such term have corresponding meanings. The Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers and the Appropriate Lenders, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Cash Collateral shall be maintained in blocked accounts at the Administrative Agent and may be invested in readily available Cash Equivalents selected by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit as Cash Collateral, such funds shall be applied, to the extent permitted under applicable Law, to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer. To the extent the amount of any Cash Collateral exceeds the then Outstanding Amount of such L/C Obligations and so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the excess shall be refunded to the Borrower. In the case of clause (i) or (ii) above, if such Event of Default is cured or waived and no other Event of Default is then occurring and continuing, the amount of any Cash Collateral shall be refunded to the Borrower.

(h) Applicability of ISP and UCP. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the relevant L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary

 

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Credits, as most recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce at the time of issuance, shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.

(i) Letter of Credit Fees.

(i) The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Pro Rata Share (if any) a Letter of Credit fee for each Dollar Letter of Credit issued under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to this Agreement equal to the Applicable Rate then in effect for the applicable Class or Classes of the respective Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments times the daily maximum amount then available to be drawn under such Dollar Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum amount is then in effect under such Dollar Letter of Credit if such maximum amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Dollar Letter of Credit). Such Letter of Credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such letter of credit fees shall be due and payable in Dollars on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Dollar Letter of Credit, on any relevant Maturity Date (for any applicable Revolving Credit Commitments then expiring) or the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily maximum amount of each Dollar 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.

(ii) The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Pro Rata Share a Letter of Credit fee for each Alternative Currency Letter of Credit issued under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to this Agreement equal to the Applicable Rate times the daily maximum Dollar Amount then available to be drawn under such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum amount is then in effect under such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit if such maximum amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit). Such Letter of Credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such letter of credit fees shall be due and payable in Dollars on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Alternative Currency Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily maximum amount of each Alternative Currency 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.

(j) Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuers. The Borrower shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by it equal to 0.125% per annum of the daily maximum amount then available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. Such fronting fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fees shall be due and payable on the first Business Day after the end 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. In addition, the Borrower shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other

 

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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 within ten (10) Business Days of demand and are nonrefundable.

(k) Conflict with Letter of Credit Application. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in any Letter of Credit Application, in the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Letter of Credit Application, the terms hereof shall control.

(l) Addition of an L/C Issuer.

(i) A Dollar Revolving Credit Lender may become an additional Dollar L/C Issuer hereunder pursuant to a written agreement among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders of any such additional Dollar L/C Issuer.

(ii) An Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender may become an additional Alternative Currency L/C Issuer hereunder pursuant to a written agreement among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders of any such additional Alternative Currency L/C Issuer.

(iii) On the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December (and on such other dates as the Administrative Agent may request), each L/C Issuer shall provide the Administrative Agent a list of all Letters of Credit issued by it that are outstanding at such time together with such other information as the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably request.

(m) Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrower, and that the Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.

(n) Existing Letters of Credit. All Dollar Letters of Credit (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date shall be deemed to be Dollar Letters of Credit issued under the New Dollar Revolving Credit Facility on the Restatement Effective Date. All Alternative Currency Letters of Credit (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date shall be deemed to be Alternative Currency Letters of Credit issued under the New Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility on the Restatement Effective Date.

SECTION 2.04. Swing Line Loans.

(a) The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender agrees to make loans in Dollars (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time on any Business Day (other than the Closing Date) under any

 

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Dollar Revolving Credit Facility until the Maturity Date of such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, 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 under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, when aggregated with the Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of Dollar Revolving Credit Loans and Dollar L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility; provided that, (i) after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Dollar Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all Dollar L/C Obligations under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility shall not exceed such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment then in effect under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, and (ii) notwithstanding the foregoing, the Swing Line Lender shall not be obligated to make any Swing Line Loans under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility at a time when a Dollar Revolving Credit Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility is a Defaulting Lender, unless the Swing Line Lender has entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and the Borrower to eliminate the Swing Line Lender’s risk with respect to the Defaulting Lender’s participation in such Swing Line Loans, including by Cash Collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding amount of Swing Line Loans. 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 be a Base Rate Loan. Swing Line Loans shall only be denominated in Dollars. Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility 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 Lender’s Pro Rata Share times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.

(b) Borrowing Procedures. Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone; provided, however, that any such notice may condition any such Swing Line Borrowing on the occurrence of any event or condition specified therein so long as the Borrower expressly states therein that it shall be liable for any funding losses of the Lenders in accordance with Section 3.05. Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000 (and any amount in excess of $100,000 shall be an integral multiple of $25,000), (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day and (iii) the Dollar Revolving Credit Facility under which such Swing Line Borrowing is to be made. Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line Loan Notice, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents

 

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thereof. Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Dollar 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 Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 3:00 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.

(c) Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.

(i) The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender under the Dollar Revolving Credit Facility under which any Swing Line Loan is made make a Dollar Revolving Credit Loan in the form of a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility. 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 aggregate Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02. 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 Dollar Revolving Credit Lender under the applicable Dollar Revolving Credit Facility shall make an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the amount specified in such Committed Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office for Dollar denominated payments not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified in such Committed Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Dollar Revolving Credit Loan that is a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount under the relevant Dollar Revolving Credit Facility. 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 Dollar Revolving Credit Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.04(c)(i), the 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 Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders under the applicable Dollar Revolving Credit Facility fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s payment to the Administrative 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.

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in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such 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 applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing. If such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Credit Loan included in the relevant 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 Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(iv) Each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Dollar Revolving Credit Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) shall, subject to the express provisions of Section 2.06(e) (to the extent applicable), 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 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 that each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Dollar Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02. 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 Dollar 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 Lender its Pro Rata Share of such payment (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s risk participation was funded) 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 under any Dollar Revolving Credit Facility is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender under such Dollar Revolving Credit Facility shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Pro Rata Share thereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s risk participation was funded) 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 applicable Overnight Rate. The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender. The obligations of the Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders under this clause (d)(ii) shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

 

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(e) Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender. The Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrower for interest on the Swing Line Loans. Until each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender funds its Base Rate Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Pro Rata Share 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.

SECTION 2.05. Prepayments.

(a) Optional.

(i) The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (1) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon (New York, New York time in the case of Loans denominated in Dollars or London, England time in the case of Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency) (A) three (3) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans denominated in Dollars, (B) four (4) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency and (C) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (2) any partial prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $2,500,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof; and (3) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding (it being understood that Base Rate Loans shall be denominated in Dollars only). Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Class(es) and Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such prepayment. Any prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Each prepayment of principal of, and interest on, Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans shall be made in the relevant Alternative Currency (even if the Borrower is required to convert currency to do so). Each prepayment of the Loans of a given Class pursuant to this Section 2.05(a) shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares.

(ii) The Borrower may, upon notice 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 (1) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date of the prepayment, and (2) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $25,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment

 

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and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. All Swing Line Loans shall be denominated in Dollars only.

(iii) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Borrower may rescind any notice of prepayment under Section 2.05(a)(i) or 2.05(a)(ii) if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all or any portion of any applicable Facility, which refinancing shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed.

(iv) Voluntary prepayments of any Class of Term Loans shall be applied to the remaining scheduled installments of principal of such Class of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.07(a) in a manner determined at the discretion of the Borrower (although in all cases on a pro rata basis to the respective Lenders of such Class) and specified in the notice of prepayment.

(v) Notwithstanding the foregoing, any mandatory prepayments pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iii)(II) or voluntary prepayments pursuant to Section 2.05(a) of Dollar Term Loans or Euro Term Loans shall be subject to a Repricing Premium.

(b) Mandatory.

(i) Within five (5) Business Days after financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) and the related Compliance Certificate has been delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a), the Borrower shall offer to prepay, subject to clause (b)(vi) of this Section 2.05(b), an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans (on a pro rata basis based on the Dollar Amount thereof) equal to (A) 50% (such percentage as it may be reduced as described below, the “ECF Percentage”) of Excess Cash Flow, if any, for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements (commencing with the fiscal year ended May 31, 2008) minus (B) the sum of (i) all voluntary prepayments of Term Loans during such fiscal year and (ii) all voluntary prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans during such fiscal year to the extent the Revolving Credit Commitments are permanently reduced by the amount of such payments, in the case of each of the immediately preceding clauses (i) and (ii), to the extent such prepayments are not funded with the proceeds of Indebtedness; provided that (x) the ECF Percentage shall be 25% if the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements was less than or equal to 4.0 to 1.0 and greater than 3.5 to 1.0 and (y) the ECF Percentage shall be 0% if the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements was less than or equal to 3.5 to 1.0.

(ii) (A) If (1)(x) the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries Disposes of any property or assets (other than any Disposition of any property or assets permitted by Section 7.05(a), (b), (c), (d) (to the extent constituting a Disposition to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary that is a Guarantor), (e), (g), (h), (k), (l), (n), (o) or (p)) or (y) any Casualty Event occurs, which results in the realization or receipt by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary of Net Cash Proceeds and (2) the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such Disposition or Casualty Event is greater than 4.0 to 1.0 (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis), the Borrower shall offer to prepay on or prior to the date which is ten (10) Business Days after the date of the realization or receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds, subject to clauses (b)(vi) and (b)(vii) of this Section 2.05, an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans

 

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(on a pro rata basis based on the Dollar Amount thereof) equal to 100% (such percentage as it may be reduced as described below, the “Disposition Prepayment Percentage”) of all Net Cash Proceeds realized or received; provided that (x) the Disposition Prepayment Percentage shall be 50% if the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such Disposition or Casualty Event was less than or equal to 4.0:1.0 and greater than 3.0 to 1.0 and (y) the Disposition Prepayment Percentage shall be 0% if the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such Disposition or Casualty Event was less than or equal to 3.0 to 1.0; provided, further, that, (I) except as provided in Section 7.05(j)(iii), no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A) with respect to such portion of such Net Cash Proceeds that the Borrower shall have, on or prior to such date, given written notice to the Administrative Agent of its intent to reinvest in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(ii)(B) and (II) the Borrower may use a portion of such Net Cash Proceeds to prepay or repurchase Permitted Pari Passu Debt to the extent any document governing such Permitted Pari Passu Debt requires the Borrower to prepay or make an offer to purchase such Permitted Pari Passu Debt with such Net Cash Proceeds, in each case in an amount not to exceed the product of (X) the amount of such Net Cash Proceeds and (Y) a fraction, the numerator of which is the outstanding principal amount of the Permitted Pari Passu Debt with a Lien on all or any portion of the Collateral ranking pari passu with the Liens securing the Obligations and with respect to which such a requirement to prepay or make an offer to purchase exists and the denominator of which is the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Permitted Pari Passu Debt and the outstanding principal amount of Term Loans.

(B) With respect to any Net Cash Proceeds realized or received with respect to any Disposition (other than any Disposition specifically excluded from the application of Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A)) or any Casualty Event, at the option of the Borrower, the Borrower may reinvest all or any portion of such Net Cash Proceeds in assets useful for its business within (x) twenty-four (24) months following receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds or (y) if the Borrower enters into a legally binding commitment to reinvest such Net Cash Proceeds within twenty-four (24)months following receipt thereof, within the later of (1) twenty-four (24) months following receipt thereof and (2) one hundred and eighty (180) days of the date of such legally binding commitment; provided that if any Net Cash Proceeds are no longer intended to be or cannot be so reinvested at any time after delivery of a notice of reinvestment election, and subject to clauses (b)(v) and (b)(vii) of this Section 2.05, an amount equal to any such Net Cash Proceeds shall be applied within five (5) Business Days after the Borrower reasonably determines that such Net Cash Proceeds are no longer intended to be or cannot be so reinvested to the prepayment of the Term Loans as set forth in this Section 2.05.

(iii) If the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary incurs or issues (I) any Indebtedness not expressly permitted to be incurred or issued pursuant to Section 7.03 (but subject to Section 7.03(z)) or (II) incurs any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (other than Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness to replace or refinance any Revolving Credit Facility), the Borrower shall prepay, subject to clause (b)(v) of this Section 2.05, an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom on or prior to the date which is five (5) Business Days after the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds.

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Credit Facility at such time exceeds an amount equal to 105% of the aggregate Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility then in effect, then, within two Business Days after receipt of such notice, the Borrower shall prepay Alternative Currency Revolving Loans and/or the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the Alternative Currency L/C Obligations, in each case, under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility in an aggregate amount sufficient to reduce such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure as of such date of payment to an amount not to exceed 100% of the aggregate Alternative Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect thereunder; provided that, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(g)(ii), the Borrower shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the Alternative Currency L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(iv) unless after the prepayment in full of the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans under such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Facility, the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Exposure thereunder exceeds the aggregate Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments thereunder then in effect. The Administrative Agent may, at any time and from time to time after the initial deposit of such Cash Collateral, request that additional Cash Collateral be provided in order to protect against the results of further exchange rate fluctuations.

(v) (X) Each prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i), (b)(ii) or (b)(iii)(I) shall, except as otherwise provided in clause (viii), be applied pro rata to each Class of Term Loans and within each such Class to the remaining scheduled installments of principal of one or more Classes of Term Loans determined at the discretion of the Borrower and specified to the Administrative Agent, (Y) each such prepayment shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective pro rata shares of such prepayment subject to clause (vi) of this Section 2.05(b), and (Z) each prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iii)(II) shall be applied pro rata to each Class of Term Loans (except that the Borrower may elect (A) to apply such payments disproportionately to any Class of Term Loans with a Maturity Date earlier than any other Class of Term Loans so long as such prepayment is, except as permitted by the following subclause (B), made to Classes of Term Loans with the same Maturity Date on a pro rata basis and/or (B) to apply Net Cash Proceeds from Euro denominated Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness disproportionately to repay Euro denominated Term Loans prior to repaying Dollar denominated Term Loans and or apply Net Cash Proceeds from Dollar denominated Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness disproportionately to repay Dollar denominated Term Loans prior to repaying Euro denominated Term Loans).

(vi) The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent in writing of any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans required to be made pursuant to clauses (i), (ii) or (iii)(I) of this Section 2.05(b) at least three (3) Business Days prior to the date of such prepayment. Each such notice shall specify the date of such prepayment and provide a reasonably detailed calculation of the amount of such prepayment. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Term Lender of the contents of the Borrower’s prepayment notice and of such Term Lender’s pro rata share of the prepayment. Each Term Lender may reject all or a portion of its pro rata share of any mandatory prepayment (such declined amounts, the “Declined Proceeds”) of Term Loans required to be made pursuant to clauses (i), (ii) or (iii)(I) of this Section 2.05(b) by providing written notice (each, a “Rejection Notice”) to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower no later than 5:00 p.m. one Business Day after the date of such Lender’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent regarding such prepayment. Each Rejection Notice from a

 

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given Lender shall specify the principal amount of the mandatory repayment of Term Loans to be rejected by such Lender. If a Term Lender fails to deliver a Rejection Notice to the Administrative Agent within the time frame specified above or such Rejection Notice fails to specify the principal amount of the Term Loans to be rejected, any such failure will be deemed an acceptance of the total amount of such mandatory prepayment of Term Loans. Any Declined Proceeds shall be offered to the Term Lenders not so declining such prepayment on a pro rata basis in accordance with the Dollar Amounts of the Term Loans of such Lender (with such non-declining Term Lenders having the right to decline any prepayment with Declined Proceeds at the time and in the manner specified by the Administrative Agent). To the extent such non-declining Term Lenders elect to decline their pro rata share of such Declined Proceeds, any Declined Proceeds remaining thereafter shall be retained by the Borrower (“Retained Declined Proceeds”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Term Lender shall be permitted to issue a Rejection Notice with respect to any mandatory prepayment made pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iii).

(vii) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section 2.05(b), (i) to the extent that any or all of the Net Cash Proceeds of any Disposition by a Foreign Subsidiary giving rise to a prepayment event pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii) (a “Foreign Disposition”), the Net Cash Proceeds of any Casualty Event from a Foreign Subsidiary (a “Foreign Casualty Event”), or Excess Cash Flow are prohibited or delayed by applicable local law from being repatriated to the United States, the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this Section 2.05(b) but may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary so long, but only so long, as the applicable local law will not permit repatriation to the United States (the Borrower hereby agreeing to cause the applicable Foreign Subsidiary to promptly take all actions reasonably required by the applicable local law to permit such repatriation), and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow is permitted under the applicable local law, such repatriation will be immediately effected and such repatriated Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow will be promptly (and in any event not later than two Business Days after such repatriation) applied (net of additional taxes payable or reserved against as a result thereof) to the repayment of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) to the extent provided herein and (ii) to the extent that the Borrower has determined in good faith that repatriation of any of or all the Net Cash Proceeds of any Foreign Disposition, any Foreign Casualty Event or Excess Cash Flow would have a material adverse tax cost consequence with respect to such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, the Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary, provided that, in the case of this clause (ii), on or before the date on which any Net Cash Proceeds so retained would otherwise have been required to be applied to reinvestments or prepayments pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) (or such Excess Cash Flow would have been so required if it were Net Cash Proceeds), (x) the Borrower applies an amount equal to such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow to such reinvestments or prepayments as if such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been received by the Borrower rather than such Foreign Subsidiary, less the amount of additional taxes that would have been payable or reserved against if such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been repatriated (or, if less, the Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow that would be calculated if received by such Foreign Subsidiary) or (y) such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow are applied to the repayment of Indebtedness of a Foreign Subsidiary.

 

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(c) Interest, Funding Losses, Etc. All prepayments under this Section 2.05 shall be accompanied by all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, together with, in the case of any such prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan on a date other than the last day of an Interest Period therefor, any amounts owing in respect of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan pursuant to Section 3.05.

Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Section 2.05, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, if any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans is required to be made under this Section 2.05 prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, in lieu of making any payment pursuant to this Section 2.05 in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, deposit an amount sufficient to make any such prepayment otherwise required to be made thereunder together with accrued and unpaid interest to the last day of such Interest Period into a Cash Collateral Account until the last day of such Interest Period, at which time the Administrative Agent shall be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of such Loans in accordance with this Section 2.05. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent shall also be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of the outstanding Loans in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Section 2.05.

SECTION 2.06. Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

(a) Optional. The Borrower may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the unused Commitments of any Class, or from time to time permanently reduce the unused Commitments of any Class, in each case without premium or penalty; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent one (1) Business Day prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $500,000 or any whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof and (iii) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Commitments, the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Dollar Revolving Credit Facilities, such sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess. Except as provided above, the amount of any such Dollar Revolving Credit Commitment reduction shall not be applied to the Swing Line Sublimit unless otherwise specified by the Borrower. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower may rescind or postpone any notice of termination of the Commitments if such termination would have resulted from a refinancing of all or any portion of any applicable Facility, which refinancing shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed.

(b) Mandatory. The Revolving Credit Commitments of each Class shall terminate on the Maturity Date for such Class of Revolving Credit Commitments. For the avoidance of doubt, all Original Revolving Credit Commitments shall terminate on the Restatement Effective Date and all principal, interest and fees accrued and unpaid through the Restatement Effective Date in respect of the Original Revolving Credit Commitments shall be payable on the Restatement Effective Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no advance notice of the termination of the Original Revolving Credit Commitments shall be required hereunder.

 

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(c) Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Appropriate Lenders of any termination or reduction of unused portions of the Swing Line Sublimit or the unused Commitments of any Class under this Section 2.06. Upon any reduction of unused Commitments of any Class, the Commitment of each Lender of such Class shall be reduced by such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount by which such Commitments are reduced (other than the termination of the Commitment of any Lender as provided in Section 3.07 and except as provided in clause (d) below). All commitment fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments or Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

(d) Revolving Commitment Terminations in connection with Refinancing Amendments. On the date of the effectiveness of any Other Revolving Credit Commitments, the amount of the commitments which became so effective shall be required to reduce commitments pursuant to the then outstanding Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments or Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments, as elected by the Borrower, and at such time repayments of outstandings pursuant to the respective Revolving Credit Facilities shall be made to the extent needed so that the provisions Section 2.05(b)(iv) are complied with at such time. In addition, at the time of any incurrence of Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.03(aa)(i) which constitutes Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any Revolving Credit Facility, an amount equal to the Net Cash Proceeds thereof (or, if greater, the total commitments with respect thereto) shall be applied to permanently reduce outstanding Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments, as elected by the Borrower, and at such time repayments of outstandings pursuant to the respective Revolving Credit Facilities shall be made so that the provisions of Section 2.05(b)(iv) are complied with at such time. All reductions to the Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class pursuant to this clause (d) shall be applied pro rata to the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Class of each Lender; provided that the Borrower may, at its option, direct that any commitment reductions required by this clause (d) be applied to reduce the Revolving Credit Commitments of any Lender providing any portion of the applicable Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness prior to being applied to the Revolving Credit Commitments of Lenders not providing the applicable Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness.

SECTION 2.07. Repayment of Loans.

(a) Term Loans. The Borrower shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders (i) on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such day following the Restatement Effective Date, an aggregate principal amount equal to (x) 0.25% of the product of (A) the aggregate principal amount of all Euro Term Loans and Dollar Term Loans outstanding under the Original Credit Agreement on the Closing Date multiplied by (B) a fraction, the numerator of which is the aggregate principal amount of Euro Term B Loans and Dollar Term B Loans outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date (after giving effect to the conversions to occur on the Restatement Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.01(a)) and the denominator of which is the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Term Loans on the Restatement Effective Date and (y) 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of all Euro Term B-1 Loans and Dollar Term B-1

 

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Loans outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date (in each case, as such repayment amounts shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with the order of priority set forth in Section 2.05); provided that at the time of any effectiveness of any Term Loan Extension Amendment, the scheduled amortizations with respect to the Dollar Term Loans and Euro Term Loans set forth above shall be reduced ratably to reflect the percentage of Dollar Term Loans and Euro Term Loans converted to Extended Term Loans (but will not affect the amount of amortization received by a given lender with outstanding Dollar Term Loans and Euro Term Loans), (ii) the amortization for any new Class of Term Loans established pursuant to an Incremental Amendment, a Term Loan Refinancing Amendment or a Term Loan Extension Amendment shall be as agreed in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof and specified in such Incremental Amendment, Term Loan Refinancing Amendment or Term Loan Extension Amendment, as applicable, and (iii) on the Maturity Date for each Class of Term Loans, the aggregate principal amount of all such Term Loans outstanding on such date.

(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 Maturity Date for the Dollar 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).

(d) For the avoidance of doubt, all Loans shall be repaid, whether pursuant to this Section 2.07 or otherwise, in the currency in which they were made.

SECTION 2.08. Interest.

(a) Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate plus (in the case of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan of any Lender which is lent from a Lending Office in the United Kingdom or a Participating Member State) the Mandatory Cost; (ii) each Base Rate 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 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 Dollar Revolving Credit Loans of the applicable Class. For the avoidance of doubt, each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan (other than an Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loan denominated in Dollars) shall be a Eurocurrency Rate Loan.

(b) The Borrower shall pay interest on past due amounts hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws. Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

 

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(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.

(d) Interest on each Loan shall be payable in the currency in which each Loan was made.

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

(a) Commitment Fee. With respect to each Revolving Credit Facility, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender for such Facility in accordance with its Pro Rata Share, a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Rate with respect to commitment fees then in effect for the applicable Class of Revolving Credit Commitments times the actual daily amount by which the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments for such Facility exceed the sum of (A) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans under such Facility and (B) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations for such Facility; provided that any commitment fee accrued with respect to any of the Revolving Credit Commitments under such Facility of a Defaulting Lender during the period prior to the time such Lender became a Defaulting Lender and unpaid at such time shall not be payable by the Borrower so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender except to the extent that such commitment fee shall otherwise have been due and payable by the Borrower prior to such time; provided further that no commitment fee shall accrue on any of the Revolving Credit Commitments under any Facility of a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender. The commitment fees for a Revolving Credit Facility shall accrue at all times from the Closing Date until the relevant Maturity Date, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and any such accrued and unpaid fees 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 after the Closing Date, and on the Maturity Date for such Facility. The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

(b) Other Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Agents such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever (except as expressly agreed between the Borrower and the applicable Agent).

SECTION 2.10. Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans when the Base Rate is determined by the Administrative Agent’s “prime rate” shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 days 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

 

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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) or, in the case of interest in respect of Loans denominated in Alternative Currencies as to which market practice differs from the foregoing, in accordance with such market practice. 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, subject to 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 Indebtedness.

(a) The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and evidenced by one or more entries in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent, acting solely for purposes of Treasury Regulation Section 5f.103-1(c), as agent for the Borrower, in each case in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be prima facie evidence 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 or Notes payable to such Lender, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans of the applicable Class or Classes in addition to such 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 Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records and, in the case of the Administrative Agent, entries in the Register, evidencing the purchases and sales by such 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 Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

(c) Entries made in good faith by the Administrative Agent in the Register pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and (b), and by each Lender in its account or accounts pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and (b), shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of principal and interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to, in the case of the Register, each Lender and, in the case of such account or accounts, such Lender, under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, absent manifest error; provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or such Lender to make an entry, or any finding that an entry is incorrect, in the Register

 

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or such account or accounts shall not limit or otherwise affect the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

SECTION 2.12. Payments Generally.

(a) 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 and except with respect to payments in an Alternative Currency, 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 applicable Administrative Agent’s Office for payment and in Same Day Funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder in an Alternative Currency shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the applicable Administrative Agent’s Office in such Alternative Currency and in Same Day Funds not later than the Applicable Time on the dates specified herein. If, for any reason, the Borrower is prohibited by any Law from making any required payment hereunder in an Alternative Currency, the Borrower shall make such payment in Dollars in the Dollar Amount of the Alternative Currency payment amount. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Pro Rata Share (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent (i) after 2:00 p.m. (New York, New York time), in the case of payments in Dollars, or (ii) after the Applicable Time in the case of payments in an Alternative Currency, shall in each case be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.

(b) 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.

(c) Unless the Borrower has notified the Administrative Agent, prior to the date any payment is required to be made by it to the Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of any Lender or an L/C Issuer hereunder, that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has timely made such payment and may (but shall not be so required to), in reliance thereon, make available a corresponding amount to such Lender or L/C Issuer. If and to the extent that such payment was not in fact made to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds, then such Lender or L/C Issuer shall forthwith on demand repay to the Administrative Agent the portion of such assumed payment that was made available to such Lender or L/C Issuer in Same Day Funds, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to such Lender or L/C Issuer to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect. A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this Section 2.12(c) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

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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 IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

(e) The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Loans and to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan or to fund any such participation 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 or purchase its participation.

(f) 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.

(g) Whenever any payment received by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents is insufficient to pay in full all amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under or in respect of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents on any date, such payment shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent and applied by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in the order of priority set forth in Section 8.03. If the Administrative Agent receives funds for application to the Obligations of the Loan Parties under or in respect of the Loan Documents under circumstances for which the Loan Documents do not specify the manner in which such funds are to be applied, the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, elect to distribute such funds to each of the Lenders in accordance with such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the sum of (a) the Outstanding Amount of all Loans outstanding at such time and (b) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations outstanding at such time, in repayment or prepayment of such of the outstanding Loans or other Obligations then owing to such Lender.

SECTION 2.13. Sharing of Payments. If, other than as expressly provided elsewhere herein, any Lender shall obtain on account of the Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans held by it, any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of setoff, or otherwise) in excess of its ratable share (or other share contemplated hereunder) thereof, such Lender shall immediately (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase from the other Lenders such participations in the Loans made by them and/or such subparticipations in the participations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans held by them, as the case may be, as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment in respect of such Loans or such participations, as the case may be, pro rata with each of them; provided that if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from the purchasing Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the purchasing Lender in its discretion), such purchase shall to that extent be rescinded and each other Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price paid therefor, together with an amount equal to such paying Lender’s ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such paying Lender’s required repayment to (ii) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender

 

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in respect of the total amount so recovered, without further interest thereon. The Borrower agrees that any Lender so purchasing a participation from another Lender may, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of setoff, but subject to Section 10.09) with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were the direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation. The Administrative Agent will keep records (which shall be conclusive and binding in the absence of manifest error) of participations purchased under this Section 2.13 and will in each case notify the Lenders following any such purchases or repayments. Each Lender that purchases a participation pursuant to this Section 2.13 shall from and after such purchase have the right to give all notices, requests, demands, directions and other communications under this Agreement with respect to the portion of the Obligations purchased to the same extent as though the purchasing Lender were the original owner of the Obligations purchased.

SECTION 2.14. Incremental Credit Extensions.

(a) (i) At any time and from time to time after the Closing Date, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may, by notice to the Administrative Agent (whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly make available to each of the Lenders), request to effect (x) increases in the aggregate amount of the Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class (each such increase, a “Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase”) or increases in the amount of the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class (each such increase, an “Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase” and, together with any Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase, the “Revolving Commitment Increases”) or (y) one or more additional Classes of revolving commitments (“Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments”) to make Dollar Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower (the “Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Loans”) or one or more additional Classes of revolving commitments (“Incremental Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments”) to make Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower (“Incremental Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans” and, together with the Incremental Dollar Revolving Credit Loans, the “Incremental Revolving Loans”; together with the Revolving Commitment Increases, the “Incremental Revolving Facilities”) from one or more Additional Revolving Lenders; provided that at the time of each such request and upon the effectiveness of each Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment referred to below, (A) the Borrower shall have delivered a certificate of a Responsible Officer demonstrating compliance with clause (iii) below, together with reasonably detailed calculations of the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio, (B) in the case of a Revolving Commitment Increase, the maturity date of such Revolving Commitment Increase shall be the Maturity Date of the Class of Revolving Credit Commitments being increased, such Revolving Commitment Increase shall require no scheduled amortization or mandatory commitment reduction prior to the Revolving Maturity Date and such Revolving Commitment Increase shall be on the same terms governing the Revolving Commitments pursuant to this Agreement, (C) in the case of any Incremental Revolving Loans, the maturity date thereof shall be no earlier than the Latest Maturity Date of any Revolving Credit Commitments then outstanding and such Incremental Revolving Loans shall require no scheduled amortization or mandatory commitment reduction prior to the Latest Maturity Date of any Revolving Credit Commitments then outstanding, (D) the interest rate margins and fees applicable to any Incremental Revolving Facility shall be determined by the Borrower and the lenders thereunder and (E) any Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment shall be on the terms

 

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and pursuant to documentation to be determined by the Borrower and the Additional Revolving Lenders with the applicable Incremental Revolving Facilities; provided that to the extent such terms and documentation are not consistent with this Agreement (except to the extent permitted by clause (D) above), they shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided, further, that no L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender shall be required to act as “issuing bank” or “swingline lender” under any such Incremental Revolving Facility without its written consent. Each Incremental Revolving Facility made available to the Borrower shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than a Dollar Amount of $10,000,000; provided that such amount may be less than a Dollar Amount of $10,000,000 if such amount represents all the remaining availability under the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Revolving Facilities set forth above. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2.14, Section 2.15 or Section 2.17, there shall be no more than six Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments outstanding at any one time.

(ii) At any time and from time to time after the Closing Date, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may, by notice to the Administrative Agent (whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly make available to each of the Lenders), request to effect (x) commitments for increases in the aggregate amount of the Dollar Term B-1 Loans or in the amount of any other Class of Dollar Term Loans (other than Dollar Term B Loans) (each such increase, a “Dollar Term Commitment Increase”) or increases in the amount of the Euro Term B-1 Loans or in the amount of any other Class of Euro Term Loans (other than Euro Term B Loans) (each such increase, a “Euro Term Commitment Increase,” and together with the Dollar Term Commitment Increase, the “Term Commitment Increases”) or (y) one or more additional tranches of Dollar Term Loans to the Borrower (“Incremental Dollar Term Loans” and the commitments thereunder together with any commitments in respect of Term Commitment Increases, “Incremental Term Commitments”) or one or more additional tranches of Euro Term Loans (“Incremental Euro Term Loans” and, together with the Incremental Dollar Term Loans, the “Incremental Term Loans”; together with the Term Commitment Increases, the “Incremental Term Facilities”) from one or more Additional Term Lenders; provided that at the time of each such request and upon the effectiveness of each Incremental Term Facility Amendment referred to below, (A) the Borrower shall have delivered a certificate of a Responsible Officer demonstrating compliance with clause (iii) below, together with reasonably detailed calculations of the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio, (B) in the case of a Term Commitment Increase, the maturity date of such Term Commitment Increase shall be the Term Maturity Date for the Dollar Term B-1 Loans and Euro Term B-1 Loans, (C) in the case of Incremental Term Loans, the maturity date thereof shall be no earlier than the Term Maturity Date for the Dollar Term B-1 Loans and Euro Term B-1 Loans and the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any such Incremental Term Loans shall not be shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Dollar Term B-1 Loans and Euro Term B-1 Loans, (D) the interest rate margins and, subject to clause (C), the amortization schedule for any Incremental Term Facility shall be determined by the Borrower and lenders thereunder; and (E) any Incremental Term Facility Amendment shall be on the terms and pursuant to documentation to be determined by the Borrower and the Additional Term Lenders with the applicable Incremental Term Facilities; provided that to the extent such terms and documentation are not consistent with this Agreement (except to the extent permitted by clause (D) above), they shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Each Incremental Term Facility denominated in Dollars funded to the Borrower shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is

 

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not less than a Dollar Amount of $10,000,000; provided that such amount may be less than a Dollar Amount of $10,000,000 if such amount represents all the remaining availability under the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Term Facility set forth above. Each Incremental Term Facility denominated in Euros funded to the Borrower shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than €10,000,000; provided that such amount may be less than €10,000,000 if such amount represents all the remaining availability under the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Term Facility set forth above.

(iii) The Borrower may only incur any Incremental Term Facility or obtain any commitments in respect of any Incremental Revolving Facility pursuant to the preceding clauses (i) and (ii) if (x) immediately before and after such incurrence, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (y) the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio as of the date of any such incurrence of an Incremental Term Facility or the effectiveness of any such commitments in respect of an Incremental Revolving Facility, as the case may be, would be equal to or less than 4.50 to 1.00, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom and treating, in the case of any such commitments in respect of an Incremental Revolving Facility, the proposed amount thereof as fully drawn), as if such Indebtedness had been incurred and the application of the proceeds therefrom had occurred on the date of such incurrence.

(b) (i) Each notice from the Borrower pursuant to this Section shall set forth the requested amount of the relevant Incremental Revolving Facility or Incremental Term Facility. The Borrowers may use the proceeds of the Incremental Revolving Facility or Incremental Term Facility for any purpose not prohibited by this Agreement.

(ii) Commitments in respect of any Incremental Revolving Facility shall become Commitments (or in the case of any Revolving Commitment Increase to be provided by an existing Revolving Credit Lender, an increase in such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment of the applicable Class) under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (an “Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrower, such Additional Revolving Lender and the Administrative Agent. Incremental Revolving Facilities may be provided, subject to the prior written consent of the Borrower (not to be unreasonably withheld), by any existing Lender (it being understood that no existing Lender shall have the right to participate in any Incremental Revolving Facility or, unless it agrees, be obligated to provide any Incremental Revolving Loan or Revolving Commitment Increase and that any existing Lender who does not respond to a request by the Borrower with respect to an Incremental Revolving Facility shall be deemed to have declined to provide any Incremental Revolving Loan or Revolving Commitment Increase thereunder) or by any Additional Revolving Lender. An Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to any Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section. The effectiveness of any Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent and the Additional Revolving Lenders, be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof (each, an “Incremental Revolving Facility Closing Date”) of each of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (it being understood that all references to “the date of such Credit Extension” in Section 4.02 shall be deemed to refer to the Incremental Revolving Facility Closing Date for such

 

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Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment) and, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent of legal opinions, board resolutions, officers’ certificates and/or reaffirmation agreements consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date under Section 4.01 (other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent).

(iii) Commitments in respect of any Incremental Term Facility shall become Commitments (or in the case of any Term Commitment Increase to be provided by an existing Term Lender, an increase in such Term Lender’s Term Commitment) under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (an “Incremental Term Facility Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents executed by the Borrower, such Additional Term Lender and the Administrative Agent. Incremental Term Facilities may be provided, subject to the prior written consent of the Borrower (not to be unreasonably withheld), by any existing Lender (it being understood that no existing Lender shall have the right to participate in any Incremental Term Facility or, unless it agrees, be obligated to provide any Incremental Term Loan or Term Commitment Increase and that any existing Lender who does not respond to a request by the Borrower with respect to an Incremental Term Facility shall be deemed to have declined to provide any Incremental Term Loan or Term Commitment Increase thereunder) or by any Additional Term Lender. An Incremental Term Facility Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to any Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section. The effectiveness of any Incremental Term Facility Amendment shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent and the Additional Term Lenders, be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof (each, an “Incremental Term Facility Closing Date”) of each of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (it being understood that all references to “the date of such Credit Extension” in Section 4.02 shall be deemed to refer to the Incremental Term Facility Closing Date for such Incremental Term Facility Amendment) and, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent of legal opinions, board resolutions, officers’ certificates and/or reaffirmation agreements consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date under Section 4.01 (other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent).

(c) Upon each increase in (A) the Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class pursuant to Section 2.14, (x) each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender with a Commitment of such Class immediately prior to such increase will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assigned to each Additional Revolving Lender providing a portion of the Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase (each a “Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase Lender”) in respect of such increase, and each such Revolving Commitment Increase Lender shall automatically and without further act be deemed to have assumed, a portion of such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s participations hereunder in outstanding Dollar Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans under the applicable Facility such that, after giving effect to each such deemed assignment and assumption of participations, the percentage of the aggregate outstanding (i) participations hereunder in Dollar Letters of Credit under such Facility and (ii) participations hereunder in Swing Line Loans under such Facility held by each Dollar Revolving Credit Lender (including each such Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase Lender) shall equal

 

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the percentage of the aggregate Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments under such Facility of all Dollar Revolving Credit Lenders represented by such Dollar Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment under such Facility and (y) if, on the date of such increase, there are any Dollar Revolving Credit Loans outstanding under such Facility, such Dollar Revolving Credit Loans shall on or prior to the effectiveness of such Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase be prepaid from the proceeds of additional Dollar Revolving Credit Loans under such Facility made hereunder (reflecting such increase in Dollar Revolving Credit Commitments), which prepayment shall be accompanied by accrued and unpaid interest on the Dollar Revolving Credit Loans being prepaid and any costs incurred by any Lender in accordance with Section 3.05 and (B) the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments under any Facility pursuant to this Section 2.14, (x) each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender under such Facility immediately prior to such increase shall automatically and without further act be deemed to have assigned to each Additional Revolving Lender providing a portion of the Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase (each an “Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase Lender” and, together with each Dollar Revolving Commitment Increase Lender, the “Revolving Commitment Increase Lenders”) in respect of such increase, and each such Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase Lender shall automatically and without further act be deemed to have assumed, a portion of such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender’s participations hereunder in outstanding Alternative Currency Letters of Credit under such Facility such that, after giving effect to each such deemed assignment and assumption of participations, the percentage of the aggregate outstanding participations hereunder in Alternative Currency Letters of Credit under such Facility held by each Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender (including each such Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase Lender) shall equal the percentage of the aggregate Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments under such Facility of all Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lenders represented by such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment under such Facility and (y) if, on the date of such increase, there are any Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans outstanding under such Facility, such Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans shall on or prior to the effectiveness of such Alternative Currency Revolving Commitment Increase be prepaid from the proceeds of additional Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans under such Facility made hereunder (reflecting such increase in Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Commitments), which prepayment shall be accompanied by accrued and unpaid interest on the Alternative Currency Revolving Credit Loans being prepaid and any costs incurred by any Lender in accordance with Section 3.05. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby agree that the minimum borrowing, pro rata borrowing and pro rata payment requirements contained elsewhere in this Agreement shall not apply to the transactions effected pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence. In addition, if so provided in the relevant Incremental Revolving Facility Amendment, participations in Letters of Credit may, with the consent of the relevant L/C Issuer, be reallocated from any then existing Revolving Credit Facility to the applicable Incremental Revolving Facility in accordance with the terms of such Revolving Facility Amendment.

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

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Lender and/or Additional Lender has the right, but not the obligation, to provide Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of (a) all or any portion of the Term Loans then outstanding under this Agreement (which for purposes of this clause (a) will be deemed to include, without limitation, any then outstanding Other Term Loans) or (b) subject to the last sentence of Section 2.14(a)(i), all or any portion of the Revolving Credit Loans (or unused Revolving Credit Commitments) under this Agreement (which for purposes of this clause (b) will be deemed to include, without limitation, any then outstanding Other Revolving Credit Loans and Other Revolving Credit Commitments), in the form of (x) Other Term Loans or Other Term Commitments or (y) Other Revolving Credit Loans or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, in each case pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment; provided that such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (i) will not rank higher in right of payment or, if secured, of security than the other Loans and Commitments hereunder, (ii) will have such pricing and optional prepayment terms as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Lenders thereof, (iii) (x) with respect to any Other Revolving Credit Loans or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, will have a maturity date that is not prior to the Maturity Date of Revolving Credit Loans (or unused Revolving Credit Commitments) being refinanced and (y) with respect to any Other Term Loans or Other Term Commitments, will have a Maturity Date that is not prior to the Maturity Date of, and will have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is not shorter than, the Term Loans being refinanced and (iv) will have terms and conditions that are substantially identical to, or less favorable to the investors providing such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness than, the Refinanced Debt; provided further that the terms and conditions applicable to such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness may provide for any additional or different financial or other covenants or other provisions that are agreed between the applicable Borrower and the Lenders thereof and applicable only during periods after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the date such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained. 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 legal opinions, board resolutions, officers’ certificates and/or reaffirmation agreements consistent with those delivered on the Restatement Effective Date (other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent). Each Class of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness incurred under this Section 2.15 shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is (x) not less than $25,000,000 or €25,000,000, as applicable, in the case of Other Term Loans, or $10,000,000 in the case of Other Revolving Credit Loans and (y) an integral multiple of $1,000,000 or €1,000,000, as applicable, in excess thereof. Any Refinancing Amendment may provide for the issuance of letters of credit for the account of the Borrower, or the provision to the Borrower of swing line loans, pursuant to any Other Revolving Credit Commitments established thereby, in each case on terms substantially equivalent to the terms applicable to Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans under the Revolving Credit Commitments in effect immediately prior to the establishment of such Other Revolving Credit Commitments (it being understood that no Swing Line Lender or L/C Issuer shall have any obligation to act in such capacity thereunder). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Refinancing Amendment. Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that, upon the effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment, this Agreement shall be deemed amended to the extent (but only to the extent) necessary to reflect the existence and

 

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terms of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness incurred pursuant thereto (including any amendments necessary to treat the Loans and Commitments subject thereto as Other Term Loans, Other Revolving Loans, Other Revolving Commitments and/or Other Term Commitments). Any Refinancing Amendment 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 reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section. In addition, if so provided in the relevant Refinancing Amendment, participations in Letters of Credit may, with the consent of the relevant L/C Issuer, be reallocated from any then existing Revolving Credit Facility to such Other Revolving Commitments in accordance with the terms of such Refinancing Amendment.

SECTION 2.16. Extended Term Loans.

(a) The Borrower may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Term Loans of a given Class (each, an “Existing Term Loan Tranche”) be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal with respect to all or a portion of any principal amount of such Loans (any such Term Loans which have been so converted, “Extended Term Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.16. In order to establish any Extended Term Loans, the Borrower shall provide an Extension Request to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Term Loans to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under such applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche and offered pro rata to each Lender under such Existing Term Loan Tranche and (y) be identical to the Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche from which such Extended Term Loans are to be converted, except that: (i) the scheduled amortization payments of principal, if any, and/or scheduled final maturity date of the Extended Term Loans shall be as set forth in the applicable Term Loan Extension Amendment, subject to the provisos below, (ii) the fees and interest rates with respect to the Extended Term Loans may be different than the fees and interest rates for the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Term Loan Extension Amendment, (iii) the Term Loan Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants and terms that apply solely to any period after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Term Loan Extension Amendment (immediately prior to the establishment of such Extended Term Loans); and (iv) Extended Term Loans may have optional prepayment terms (including call protection and prepayment premiums) and mandatory repayment terms (other than as to scheduled amortization and final maturity date) as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Lenders thereof; provided that in no event shall the final maturity date of any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the Maturity Date of the Existing Term Loan Tranche being extended. Any Class of Extended Term Loans converted pursuant to any Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Term Loan Extension Series”) of Extended Term Loans for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Term Loans converted from an Existing Term Loan Tranche may, to the extent provided in the applicable Term Loan Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established Class of Term Loans (in which case scheduled amortization with respect thereto shall be proportionally increased).

 

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(b) The Borrower shall provide the applicable Extension Request (which may be in the form of a term sheet posted to a website for the benefit of the Lenders) at least two (2) Business Days (or such shorter time as the Administrative Agent may agree) prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Term Loan Tranche are requested to respond (although any changes to terms previously announced shall only require such shorter time as the Administrative Agent may agree), and shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.16. For the avoidance of doubt, any Lender that does not respond to such Extension Request will be deemed not to have agreed to provide Extended Term Loans. Any Lender (each, an “Extending Term Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche subject to such Extension Request converted into Extended Term Loans shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, a “Term Loan Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche which it has elected to request be converted into Extended Term Loans (subject to any customary minimum denomination requirements imposed by the Administrative Agent). In the event that the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche in respect of which applicable Term Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Extension Request exceeds the amount of Extended Term Loans requested to be extended pursuant to the Extension Request, Term Loans subject to Term Loan Extension Elections shall be converted to Extended Term Loans on a pro rata basis (subject to rounding by the Administrative Agent, which shall be conclusive) based on the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans included in each such Term Loan Extension Election.

(c) Extended Term Loans shall be established pursuant to an amendment (each, an “Term Loan Extension Amendment”) to this Agreement among the Borrower, the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and each Extending Term Lender providing an Extended Term Loan thereunder, which shall be consistent with the provisions set forth in Section 2.16(a) above and reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. For the avoidance of doubt, any Lender that does not consent to a Term Loan Extension Amendment will be deemed not to have agreed to provide Extended Term Loans. The effectiveness of any Term Loan Extension Amendment shall, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, be subject to receipt by the Administrative Agent of (i) board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date, (ii) customary opinions of counsel to the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (iii) reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Term Loan Extension Amendment. Each of the parties hereto hereby (A) agrees that this Agreement and the other Loans Documents may be amended pursuant to a Term Loan Extension Amendment, without the consent of any other Lenders, to the extent reasonably required to (i) reflect the existence and terms of the Extended Term Loans incurred pursuant thereto (including changes and additional terms as agreed by the relevant Lenders and permitted pursuant to Section 2.16(a)) 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. The Required Lenders (by executing and delivering the Amendment and thereby binding themselves and all successors and assigns) hereby expressly and irrevocably, for the benefit of all parties hereto, authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into such Term Loan Extension Amendment and (B) consents to

 

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the transactions contemplated by this Section 2.16 (including, payment of interest, fees or premiums in respect of any Extended Term Loans on such terms as may be set forth in the relevant Term Loan Extension Amendment).

(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above, at any time following the establishment of a Term Loan Extension Series or the Euro Term B-1 Loans and Dollar Term B-1 Loans, the Borrower may offer any Lender of the relevant Existing Term Loan Tranche (without being required to make the same offer to any or all other Lenders) or Euro Term B Loans or Dollar Term B Loans, as applicable, who failed to make a Term Loan Extension Election in respect of all or a portion of its Term Loans on or prior to the date specified in the Extension Request relating to such Term Loan Extension Series or who failed to make an election in respect of the Amendment (or, in either case, whose election was incorrectly compiled by the Administrative Agent) the right to convert all or any portion of its Term Loans under the respective Existing Term Loan Tranche into Extended Term Loans under such Term Loan Extension Series; provided that (A) such offer and any related acceptance shall be on identical terms to those offered to the Lenders who agreed to convert their Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche into Extended Term Loans pursuant to the respective Extension Request or in connection with the establishment of the Euro Term B-1 Loans and Dollar Term B-1 Loans, as applicable, and (B) any Lender which agrees to an extension pursuant to this clause (d) shall enter into a joinder agreement to the respective Term Loan Extension Amendment or the Amendment, as applicable, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and executed by such Lender, the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and the other Loan Parties (and the Required Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such joinder agreement).

SECTION 2.17. Extended Revolving Credit Commitments.

(a) Subject to the last sentence of Section 2.14(a)(i), the Borrower may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments (and related Revolving Credit Loans and other related extensions of credit) of a given Class (each, an “Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche”) be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) with respect to all or a portion of such Revolving Credit Commitments (any such Revolving Credit Commitments which have been so converted, “Extended Revolving Credit Commitments,” and the revolving loans thereunder, “Extended Revolving Credit Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.17. In order to establish any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the Borrower shall provide an Extension Request to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under such applicable Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche and offered pro rata to each Lender under such Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche and (y) be identical to the Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche from which such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments are to be converted, except that: (i) the scheduled amortization payments, if any, of principal, scheduled or mandatory commitment reductions and/or scheduled final maturity date of the Extended Revolving Credit Loans shall be as set forth in the applicable Revolver Extension Amendment, subject to the provisos below, (ii) the fees and interest rates with respect to the Extended Revolving Credit

 

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Loans may be different than the fees and interest rates for the Revolving Credit Loans of such Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Revolver Extension Amendment, (iii) the Revolver Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants and terms that apply solely to any period after the Maturity Date which applied to the respective Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche with respect to which the Extension Request is being made and (iv) Extended Revolving Credit Commitments may have optional prepayment terms (including call protection and prepayment premiums) and mandatory commitment reduction and repayment terms as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Lenders thereof; provided that, in no event shall the final maturity date of any Extended Revolving Credit Loans of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the Maturity Date which applied to the respective Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche with respect to which the Extension Request is being made. Any Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments converted pursuant to any Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series”) of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments converted from an Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche may, to the extent provided in the applicable Revolver Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established Class of Revolving Credit Commitments.

(b) The Borrower shall provide the applicable Extension Request (which may be in the form of a term sheet posted to a website for the benefit of the Lenders) at least two (2) Business Days (or such shorter time as the Administrative Agent may agree) prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche are requested to respond (although any changes to terms previously announced shall only require such shorter time as the Administrative Agent may agree), and shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.17. Any Lender (each, an “Extending Revolving Credit Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche subject to such Extension Request converted into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, a “Revolver Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche which it has elected to request be converted into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (subject to any customary minimum denomination requirements imposed by the Administrative Agent). In the event that the aggregate amount of Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche in respect of which applicable Revolving Credit Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Extension Request exceeds the amount of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments requested to be extended pursuant to the Extension Request, Revolving Credit Commitments subject to Revolver Extension Elections shall be converted to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments on a pro rata basis (subject to rounding by the Administrative Agent, which shall be conclusive) based on the aggregate amount of Revolving Credit Commitments included in each such Revolver Extension Election.

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act as an L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender thereunder (it being understood that no Lender shall be under any obligation to do so), which shall be consistent with the provisions set forth in Section 2.17(a) above and reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. The effectiveness of any Revolver Extension Amendment shall, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, be subject to receipt by the Administrative Agent of (i) board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date, (ii) customary opinions of counsel to the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (iii) reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Revolver Extension Amendment. Each of the parties hereto hereby (A) agrees that this Agreement and the other Loan Documents may be amended pursuant to a Revolver Extension Amendment, without the consent of any other Lenders, to the extent reasonably required to (i) reflect the existence and terms of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments incurred pursuant thereto (including changes and additional terms as agreed by the relevant Lenders and permitted pursuant to Section 2.17(a)) 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. The Required Lenders (by executing and delivering the Amendment and thereby binding themselves and all successors and assigns) hereby expressly and irrevocably, for the benefit of all parties hereto, authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into such Revolver Extension Amendment and (B) consents to the transactions contemplated by this Section 2.17 (including, payment of interest, fees or premiums in respect of any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments on such terms as may be set forth in the relevant Revolver Extension Amendment).

(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above, at any time following the establishment of a Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, the Borrower may offer any Lender of the relevant Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche (without being required to make the same offer to any or all other Lenders) who failed to make a Revolver Extension Election in respect of all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments on or prior to the date specified in the Extension Request relating to such Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series the right to convert all or any portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments (and related extensions of credit) under the respective Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (and related extensions of credit) under such Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series; provided that (A) such offer and any related acceptance shall be on identical terms to those offered to the Lenders who agreed to convert their Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Tranche into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to the respective Extension Request and (B) any Lender which agrees to an extension pursuant to this clause (d) shall enter into a joinder agreement to the respective Revolver Extension Amendment in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and executed by such Lender, the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and the other Loan Parties (and the Required Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such joinder agreement). In addition, if so provided in the relevant Revolver Extension Amendment, participations in Letters of Credit may, with the consent of the relevant L/C Issuer, be reallocated from any then existing Revolving Credit Facility to such Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series in accordance with the terms of such Revolver Extension Amendment.

 

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SECTION 2.18. Defaulting Lenders.

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

(i) Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in Section 10.01.

(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 VIII or otherwise, and including any amounts made available to the Administrative Agent by that Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.09) in respect of any Revolving Credit Facility, 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 each L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or 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; fourth, 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; fifth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, such 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; sixth, so long as no Default or 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 seventh, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or a payment made by the L/C Issuer pursuant to a Letter of Credit and such Lender is a Defaulting Lender under clause (a) of the definition thereof, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the relevant Loans of, and disbursements owed to, the relevant non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied pursuant to Section 2.03(g). 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 Section 2.03(g) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

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Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans funded by it. Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive Letter of Credit fees pursuant to Section 2.03(i) and (j) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Pro Rata Share of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which the Defaulting Lender has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.03(g).

(iv) Reallocation of Pro Rata Shares to Reduce Fronting Exposure and Cash Collateralization of Excess Exposure. During any period in which there is a Defaulting Lender, for purposes of computing the amount of the obligation of each non-Defaulting Lender under any Revolving Credit Facility under which such Defaulting Lender holds a Commitment to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit pursuant to Sections 2.03 and 2.04 and the payments of participation fees pursuant to Sections 2.03(i) and 2.03(j), the “Pro Rata Share” of each non-Defaulting Lender shall be computed without giving effect to the Revolving Credit Commitment of that Defaulting Lender; provided that (i) such reallocation shall be given effect only if, at the date the applicable Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, no Default or Event of Default exists and (ii) the aggregate obligation of each non-Defaulting Lender to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans under any Revolving Credit Facility shall not exceed the positive difference, if any, of (1) the Revolving Credit Commitment of that non-Defaulting Lender under such Revolving Credit Facility minus (2) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of that Lender under such Revolving Credit Facility. To the extent the reallocation above does not fully cover the amount of L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans under any Revolving Credit Facility, the Borrower shall repay Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit, in each case, under such Revolving Credit Facility to the extent necessary to eliminate such excess.

(b) Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and each L/C Issuer 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), such Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders 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 Lenders in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares (without giving effect to Section 2.18(a)(iv)) and the Borrower shall be entitled to the return of any Cash Collateral posted to cover any excess exposure, 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 Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

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ARTICLE III

Taxes, Increased Costs Protection and Illegality

SECTION 3.01. Taxes.

(a) Except as required by law, any and all payments by the Borrower (the term Borrower under Article III being deemed to include any Subsidiary for whose account a Letter of Credit is issued) or any Guarantor to or for the account of any Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges, and all liabilities (including additions to tax, penalties and interest) with respect thereto, excluding, in the case of each Agent and each Lender, (i) taxes imposed on or measured by its net income (including branch profits) imposed by reason of any connection between it and any jurisdiction other than by executing or entering into any Loan Document, receiving payments thereunder or having been a party to, performed its obligations under, or enforced, any Loan Documents, (ii) franchise (and similar) taxes imposed on it in lieu of net income taxes, (iii) any U.S. federal withholding taxes imposed in respect of an Assignee (pursuant to an assignment under Section 10.07) on the date it becomes an Assignee to the extent such tax is in excess of the tax that would have been applicable had such assigning Lender not assigned its interest arising under any Loan Document (unless such assignment is at the express written request of the Borrower) and (iv) any U.S. federal withholding taxes imposed as a result of the failure of any Agent or Lender to comply with either the provisions of Section 3.01(b) and (c) (in the case of any Foreign Lender, as defined below) or the provisions of Section 3.01(d) (in the case of any U.S. Lender, as defined below) (all such non-excluded taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges and liabilities being hereinafter referred to as “Taxes”). If the Borrower, the Guarantor, the Administrative Agent or, in the case of U.S. federal withholding tax, any other applicable withholding agent, is required to deduct any Taxes or Other Taxes (as defined below) from or in respect of any sum payable under any Loan Document to any Agent or any Lender, (i) the sum payable by the Borrower or Guarantor shall be increased as necessary so that after all required deductions have been made (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01(a)), each of such Agent and such Lender receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, (ii) the Borrower, the Guarantor, the Administrative Agent or, in the case of U.S. federal withholding tax, any other applicable withholding agent, shall make such deductions, (iii) the Borrower, the Guarantor, the Administrative Agent or, in the case of U.S. federal withholding tax, any other applicable withholding agent, shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant taxing authority, and (iv) within thirty (30) days after the date of such payment (or, if receipts or evidence are not available within thirty (30) days, as soon as practicable thereafter), the Borrower or Guarantor shall furnish to such Agent or Lender (as the case may be) the original or a facsimile copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof to the extent such a receipt has been made available to the Borrower or Guarantor. If the Borrower or Guarantor fails to pay any Taxes or Other Taxes that it is required by law to pay, when due, to the appropriate taxing authority or fails to remit to any Agent or any Lender the required receipts or other required documentary evidence that has been made available to the Borrower or Guarantor, the Borrower or Guarantor shall indemnify such Agent and such Lender for any

 

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incremental Taxes that may become payable by such Agent or such Lender arising out of such failure.

(b) To the extent it is legally able to do so, each Agent or Lender (including an Assignee to which a Lender assigns its interest in accordance with Section 10.07) that is not a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code (each a “Foreign Lender”) agrees to complete and deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent prior to the date on which the first payment is due hereunder, an accurate, complete and original signed copy of whichever of the following is applicable: (i) Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN certifying that it is entitled to benefits under an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party that reduces the rate of withholding tax on payments of interest to zero; (ii) Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI certifying that the income receivable pursuant to any Loan Document is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States; or (iii) if the Foreign Lender is not (A) a bank described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (B) a 10-percent shareholder described in Section 871(h)(3)(B) of the Code, or (C) a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower within the meaning of Section 864(d) of the Code, a certificate to that effect in substantially the form of Exhibit J and an Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN, certifying that the Foreign Lender is not a United States person.

(c) If a payment made hereunder to a Foreign Lender would be subject to U.S. federal withholding tax imposed by FATCA (as defined in Section 3.01(g) hereof) 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, to determine whether such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA, and to determine the amount, if any, to deduct and withhold from such payment.

(d) Thereafter and from time to time, each such Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, (i) promptly submit to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent such additional duly completed and signed copies of one or more of such forms described in subsections (b) and (c) of this Section 3.01, or certificates (or such successor forms or certificates as shall be adopted from time to time by the relevant United States taxing authorities) as may then be available to secure an exemption from or reduction in the rate of U.S. federal withholding tax (A) on or before the date that any such form, certificate or other evidence expires or becomes obsolete, (B) after the occurrence of a change in the Foreign Lender’s circumstances requiring a change in the most recent form, certificate or evidence previously delivered by it to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and (C) from time to time thereafter if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, and (ii) promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of any change in the Foreign Lender’s circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction.

 

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(e) Each Agent or Lender that is a “United States person” (within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(3) of the Code) (each a “U.S. Lender”) agrees to complete and deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent an accurate, complete and original signed Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 or successor form certifying that such Agent or Lender is not subject to United States backup withholding tax (i) on or prior to the Closing Date (or on or prior to the date it becomes a party to this Agreement), (ii) on or before the date that such form expires or becomes obsolete, (iii) after the occurrence of a change in the Agent’s or Lender’s circumstances requiring a change in the most recent form previously delivered by it to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and (iv) from time to time thereafter if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent.

(f) Notwithstanding anything else herein to the contrary, if a Foreign Lender is subject to U.S. federal withholding tax at a rate in excess of zero percent at the time such Lender or such Agent first becomes a party to this Agreement, such U.S. federal withholding tax (including additions to tax, penalties and interest imposed with respect to such U.S. federal withholding tax) shall be considered excluded from Taxes except to the extent the Foreign Lender’s assignor was entitled to additional amounts or indemnity payments prior to the assignment. Further, the Borrower shall not be required pursuant to this Section 3.01 to pay any additional amount to, or to indemnify, any Lender or Agent, as the case may be, to the extent that such Lender or such Agent becomes subject to Taxes subsequent to the Closing Date (or, if later, the date such Lender or Agent becomes a party to this Agreement) solely as a result of a change in the place of organization or place of doing business of such Lender or Agent or a change in the Lending Office of such Lender (other than at the written request of the Borrower to change such Lending Office).

(g) Notwithstanding anything else herein, the Borrower shall not be required pursuant to this Section 3.01 to pay any additional amount to, or to indemnify, any Lender or Agent, as the case may be, for or on an account of any U.S. federal withholding tax imposed under Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code as of the date hereof (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any agreements with governmental authorities implementing such provisions) and any amended or successor provisions that are substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with (including any implementing regulations or other administrative or judicial guidance that may be issued with respect thereto) (“FATCA”). Any such tax (including additions to tax, penalties and interest imposed with respect to such U.S. federal withholding tax) shall be considered excluded from Taxes.

(h) The Borrower agrees to pay any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary taxes and any other excise, property, intangible or mortgage recording taxes or charges or similar levies which arise from any payment made under any Loan Document or from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document (including additions to tax, penalties and interest related thereto) excluding, in each case, such amounts that result from an Assignment and Assumption, grant of a Participation, transfer or assignment to or designation of a new applicable Lending Office or other office for receiving payments under any Loan Document, except to the extent that any such change is requested or required in writing by the Borrower (all such non-excluded taxes described in this Section 3.01(h) being hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).

 

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(i) If any Taxes or Other Taxes are directly asserted against any Agent or Lender with respect to any payment received by such Agent or Lender in respect of any Loan Document, such Agent or Lender may pay such Taxes or Other Taxes and the Borrower will promptly pay such additional amounts so that each of such Agent and such Lender receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such Taxes or Other Taxes been asserted whether or not such Taxes or other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted. Payments under this Section 3.01(i) shall be made within ten (10) days after the date Borrower receives written demand for payment from such Agent or Lender.

(j) A Participant shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 3.01 than the applicable Lender would have been entitled to receive with respect to the participation sold to such Participant, unless the sale of the participation to such Participant is made with the Borrower’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.

(k) If any Lender or Agent determines, in its sole discretion, that it is entitled to receive a refund in respect of any Taxes or Other Taxes as to which indemnification or additional amounts have been paid to it by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall use its reasonable best efforts to receive such refund and upon receipt of any such refund shall promptly remit such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrower under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes or Other Taxes giving rise to such refund plus any interest included in such refund by the relevant taxing authority attributable thereto) to the Borrower, net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of the Lender or Agent, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant taxing authority with respect to such refund); provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Lender or Agent, as the case may be, agrees promptly to return such refund to such party in the event such party is required to repay such refund to the relevant taxing authority. Such Lender or Agent, as the case may be, shall provide the Borrower with a copy of any notice of assessment or other evidence of the requirement to repay such refund received from the relevant taxing authority (provided that such Lender or Agent may delete any information therein that such Lender or Agent deems confidential in its reasonable discretion). Nothing herein contained shall interfere with the right of a Lender or Agent to arrange its tax affairs in whatever manner it thinks fit nor oblige any Lender or Agent to claim any tax refund or make available its tax returns or any other information it reasonably deems confidential or require any Lender to do anything that would prejudice its ability to benefit from any other refunds, credits, reliefs, remission or repayments to which it may be entitled.

(l) Each Lender agrees that, upon the occurrence of any event giving rise to the operation of Section 3.01(a) or (h) with respect to such Lender it will, if requested by the Borrower, use commercially reasonable efforts (subject to legal and regulatory restrictions) to mitigate the effect of any such event, including by designating another Lending Office for any Loan or Letter of Credit affected by such event and by completing and delivering or filing any tax related forms which would reduce or eliminate any amount of Taxes or Other Taxes required to be deducted or withheld or paid by the Borrower; provided that such efforts are made at the Borrower’s expense and on terms that, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, cause such Lender and its Lending Office(s) to suffer no material economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage, and provided further that nothing in this Section 3.01(j) shall affect or postpone

 

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any of the Obligations of the Borrower or the rights of such Lender pursuant to Section 3.01(a) or (f).

(m) The Borrower and Administrative Agent may deduct and withhold any taxes required by any Laws to be deducted and withheld from any payment under any of the Loan Documents.

SECTION 3.02. Illegality. If any Lender reasonably 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 any Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the applicable Eurocurrency Rate, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, any obligation of such Lender to make or continue any affected Eurocurrency Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to such Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended 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, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans and shall upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable and such Loans are denominated in Dollars, convert all then outstanding affected Eurocurrency Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans to such day, or promptly, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued and unpaid interest on the amount so prepaid or converted and all amounts due, if any, in connection with such prepayment or conversion under Section 3.05. Each Lender agrees to designate a different Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need for such notice and will not, in the good faith judgment of such Lender, otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender.

SECTION 3.03. Inability to Determine Rates. If the Required Lenders determine that by reason of any changes affecting the applicable interbank eurodollar market adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurocurrency Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or that the Eurocurrency Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, or that deposits are not being offered to banks in the relevant interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and the Interest Period of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, in each case due to circumstances arising on or after the date hereof, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain any affected Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended 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 Eurocurrency 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.

 

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SECTION 3.04. Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans.

(a) If any Lender reasonably determines that as a result of the introduction of or any change in or in the interpretation of any Law, in each case after the Closing Date, there shall be any increase in the cost to such Lender of agreeing to make or making, funding or maintaining Eurocurrency Rate Loans or issuing or participating in Letters of Credit, or a reduction in the amount received or receivable by such Lender in connection with any of the foregoing (excluding for purposes of this Section 3.04(a) any such increased costs or reduction in amount resulting from (i) Taxes or Other Taxes covered by Section 3.01, or which would have been so covered but for an exclusion included therein, (ii) the imposition of, or any change in the rate of, any taxes payable by such Lender, (iii) reserve requirements contemplated by Section 3.04(c) and (iv) the requirements of the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority or the European Central Bank reflected in the Mandatory Cost) does not represent the cost to such Lender of complying with the requirements of any applicable Law in relation to its making, funding or maintaining of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, then from time to time within fifteen (15) days after demand by such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail such increased costs (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent given in accordance with Section 3.06), the Borrower shall pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such increased cost or reduction. At any time when any Eurocurrency Rate Loan is affected by the circumstances described in this Section 3.04(a), the Borrower may either (i) if the affected Eurocurrency Rate Loan is then being made pursuant to a Borrowing, cancel such Borrowing by giving the Administrative Agent telephonic notice (confirmed promptly in writing) thereof on the same date that the Borrower receives any such demand from such Lender or (ii) if the affected Eurocurrency Rate Loan is then outstanding and is denominated in Dollars, upon at least three Business Days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, require the affected Lender to convert such Eurocurrency Rate Loan into a Base Rate Loan, if applicable.

(b) If any Lender determines that the introduction of any Law regarding capital adequacy or any change therein or in the interpretation thereof, in each case after the Closing Date, or compliance by such Lender (or its Lending Office) therewith, has the effect of reducing the rate of return on the capital of such Lender or any corporation controlling such Lender as a consequence of such Lender’s obligations hereunder (taking into consideration its policies with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail the charge and the calculation of such reduced rate of return (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent given in accordance with Section 3.06), the Borrower shall promptly pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such reduction after receipt of such demand.

(c) The Borrower shall pay to each Lender, (i) as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurocurrency 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 in the absence of manifest error), and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any other central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding

 

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of the Eurocurrency Rate Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrower shall have received at least fifteen (15) days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest or cost from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice fifteen (15) days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest or cost shall be due and payable fifteen (15) days from receipt of such notice.

(d) If any Lender requests compensation under this Section 3.04, then such Lender will, if requested by the Borrower, use commercially reasonable efforts to designate another Lending Office for any Loan or Letter of Credit affected by such event; provided that such efforts are made on terms that, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, cause such Lender and its Lending Office(s) to suffer no material economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage, and provided further that nothing in this Section 3.04(d) shall affect or postpone any of the Obligations of the Borrower or the rights of such Lender pursuant to Section 3.04(a), (b), (c) or (d).

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, no Lender or L/C Issuer shall demand compensation for any increased cost or reduction pursuant to this Section 3.04 if it shall not at the time be the general policy or practice of such Lender or L/C Issuer to demand such compensation in similar circumstances under comparable provisions of other credit agreements.

SECTION 3.05. Funding Losses. Upon written demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, which demand shall set forth in reasonable detail the basis for requesting such amount, the Borrower shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense reasonably incurred by it as a result of:

(a) any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Eurocurrency Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan; or

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

including any loss or expense (excluding loss of anticipated profits) actually incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained.

SECTION 3.06. Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation.

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it hereunder which shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. In determining such amount, such Agent or Lender may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods.

(b) With respect to any Lender’s claim for compensation under Sections 3.01, 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04, the Borrower shall not be required to compensate such Lender for any amount incurred more than one hundred and eighty (180) days prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the event that gives rise to such claim; provided that, if the circumstance giving rise to such claim is retroactive, then such 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof. If any Lender requests compensation by the Borrower under Section 3.04, the Borrower may, by notice to such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), suspend the obligation of such Lender to make or continue from one Interest Period to another Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or to convert Base Rate Loans into Eurocurrency Rate Loans, until the event or condition giving rise to such request ceases to be in effect (in which case the provisions of Section 3.06(c) shall be applicable); provided that such suspension shall not affect the right of such Lender to receive the compensation so requested.

(c) If any Lender gives notice to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) that the circumstances specified in Section 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04 hereof that gave rise to the conversion of such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans pursuant to this Section 3.06 no longer exist (which such Lender agrees to do promptly upon such circumstances ceasing to exist) at a time when Eurocurrency Rate Loans made by other Lenders are outstanding, such Lender’s Base Rate Loans shall be automatically converted, on the first day(s) of the next succeeding Interest Period(s) for such outstanding Eurocurrency Rate Loans, to the extent necessary so that, after giving effect thereto, all Loans held by the Lenders holding Eurocurrency Rate Loans and by such Lender are held pro rata (as to principal amounts, interest rate basis, and Interest Periods) in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares.

SECTION 3.07. Replacement of Lenders Under Certain Circumstances.

(a) If at any time (i) any Lender requests reimbursement for amounts owing pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04 as a result of any condition described in such Sections or any Lender ceases to make Eurocurrency Rate Loans as a result of any condition described in Section 3.02 or Section 3.04, (ii) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender or (iii) any Lender becomes a Non-Consenting Lender, then the Borrower may, on ten (10) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent and such Lender, replace such Lender by causing such Lender to (and such Lender shall be obligated to) assign pursuant to and in accordance with Section 10.07(b) (with the assignment fee to be paid by the Borrower, in the case of clauses (i) and (iii) only) all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (or, with respect to clause (iii) above, all of its rights and obligations with respect to the Class of Loans or Commitments that is the subject of the related consent, waiver or amendment) to one or more Eligible Assignees; provided that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall have any obligation to the Borrower to find a replacement Lender or other such Person; and provided further that in the case of any such assignment resulting from a Lender becoming a Non-Consenting Lender, the applicable Eligible Assignees shall have agreed to the applicable departure, waiver or amendment of the Loan Documents. No such replacement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any rights that the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender shall have against the replaced Lender.

 

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(b) Any Lender being replaced pursuant to Section 3.07(a) above shall (i) execute and deliver an Assignment and Assumption with respect to such Lender’s Commitment and outstanding Loans and participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans, and (ii) deliver any Notes evidencing such Loans to the Borrower or Administrative Agent (or a lost or destroyed note indemnity in lieu thereof). Pursuant to such Assignment and Assumption, (A) the assignee Lender shall acquire all or a portion, as the case may be, of the assigning Lender’s Commitment and outstanding Loans and participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans, (B) the assignee Lender shall purchase, at par, all Loans, accrued and unpaid interest, accrued and unpaid fees and other amounts owing to the assigning Lender as of the date of replacement and (C) upon such payment (regardless of whether such replaced Lender has executed an Assignment and Assumption or delivered its Notes to the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), the assignee Lender shall become a Lender hereunder and the assigning Lender shall cease to constitute a Lender hereunder with respect to such assigned Loans, Commitments and participations, except with respect to indemnification provisions under this Agreement, which shall survive as to such assigning Lender.

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above, any Lender that acts as an L/C Issuer may not be replaced hereunder at any time when it has any Letter of Credit outstanding hereunder unless arrangements reasonably satisfactory to such L/C Issuer (including the furnishing of a back-up standby letter of credit in form and substance, and issued by an issuer reasonably satisfactory to such L/C Issuer or the depositing of cash collateral into a cash collateral account in amounts and pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to such L/C Issuer) have been made with respect to each such outstanding Letter of Credit and the Lender that acts as the Administrative Agent may not be replaced hereunder except in accordance with the terms of Section 9.09.

(d) In the event that (i) the Borrower or the Administrative Agent has requested that the Lenders consent to a departure or waiver of any provisions of the Loan Documents or agree to any amendment thereto, (ii) the consent, waiver or amendment in question requires the agreement of all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 or all the Lenders with respect to a certain Class of the Loans and (iii) the Required Lenders have agreed to such consent, waiver or amendment, then any Lender who does not agree to such consent, waiver or amendment shall be deemed a “Non-Consenting Lender

(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 3.07 may only be utilized with respect to a Non-Consenting Lender in respect of any amendment to this Agreement in connection with any Repricing Transaction if such Non-Consenting Lender is paid a Repricing Premium with respect to such Lender’s Dollar Term B-1 Loans or Euro Term B-1 Loans, as the case may be, required to be assigned pursuant to this Section 3.07.

SECTION 3.08. Survival. All of the Borrower’s obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

 

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ARTICLE IV

Conditions Precedent to Credit Extensions

SECTION 4.01. Conditions to Initial Credit Extension. The obligation of each Lender to make a Credit Extension hereunder on the Closing Date was subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent, except as otherwise agreed between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent:

(a) The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or facsimiles (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its legal counsel:

(i) executed counterparts of the Original Credit Agreement and the Guaranty;

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

(iii) each Collateral Document set forth on Schedule 1.01A required to be executed on the Closing Date as indicated on such schedule, duly executed by each Loan Party thereto, together with:

(A) as required under such Collateral Documents, certificates, if any, representing the Pledged Equity referred to therein accompanied by undated stock powers executed in blank and instruments evidencing the Pledged Debt indorsed in blank;

(B) to the extent required under the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, opinions of local counsel for the Loan Parties in states in which the Mortgaged Properties are located, with respect to the enforceability and perfection of the Mortgages and any related fixture filings in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and

(C) evidence that all other actions, recordings and filings that the Administrative Agent may deem reasonably necessary to satisfy the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall have been taken, completed or otherwise provided for in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(iv) 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

 

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Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to be a party on the Closing Date;

(v) an opinion from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York counsel to the Loan Parties substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1, an opinion from Sommer Barnard PC, Indiana counsel to the Loan Parties substantially in the form of Exhibit H-2, an opinion from Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Delaware counsel to the Loan Parties substantially in the form of Exhibit H-3 and an opinion from Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Florida counsel to the Loan Parties substantially in the form of Exhibit H-4;

(vi) 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 Transaction, from the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower;

(vii) evidence that all insurance (including title insurance) required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents has been obtained and is in effect and that the Administrative Agent has been named as loss payee and/or additional insured, as applicable, under each insurance policy with respect to such insurance as to which the Administrative Agent shall have requested to be so named;

(viii) certified copies of the Merger Agreement and schedules thereto, duly executed by the parties thereto, together with all material agreements, instruments and other documents delivered in connection therewith as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request, each including certification by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower that such documents are in full force and effect as of the Closing Date and that the condition specified in clause (c) below has been satisfied; and

(ix) copies of a recent Lien and judgment search in each jurisdiction reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent with respect to the Loan Parties.

(b) All fees and expenses required to be paid hereunder and invoiced on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid in full in cash.

(c) Prior to or substantially simultaneously with the initial Credit Extension on the Closing Date, (i) the Equity Contribution shall have been consummated; and (ii) the Merger shall be consummated in all material respects in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement (without giving effect to any amendments or waivers thereto that are materially adverse to the Lenders without the consent of the Arrangers, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

(d) Prior to or substantially simultaneously with the initial Credit Extensions on the Closing Date, the Borrower shall have received at least $2,565,000,000 in gross cash proceeds from the issuance of the Senior Notes and the Senior Subordinated Notes and borrowings under the Senior Interim Loan Facility and the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility.

 

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(e) The ABL Intercreditor Agreement shall have been duly executed and delivered by each party thereto, and shall be in full force and effect.

(f) Prior to or substantially simultaneously with the initial Credit Extensions on the Closing Date, the Borrower shall have terminated the Tender Offer Facility, and the Borrower shall have taken all other necessary actions such that, after giving effect to the Transaction, (i) Holdings, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries shall have outstanding no Indebtedness or preferred Equity Interests other than (A) the Loans and L/C Obligations, (B) borrowings and letters of credit under the ABL Facilities, (C) borrowings under the Senior Interim Loan Facility and the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility and the Senior Notes and the Senior Subordinated Notes, (D) Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.03(b) and (E) the preferred Equity Interests described in subclause (ii) of this clause (f) and (ii) the Borrower shall have outstanding no Equity Interests (or securities convertible into or exchangeable for Equity Interests or rights or options to acquire Equity Interests) other than common stock owned by Holdings and preferred stock owned by Holdings, with terms and conditions reasonably acceptable to the Arrangers to the extent material to the interests of the Lenders.

(g) The Arrangers shall have received (i) the Annual Financial Statements and (ii) the Quarterly Financial Statements.

(h) The Arrangers shall have received the Pro Forma Financial Statements.

(i) The Arrangers shall have received on or prior to the Closing Date all documentation and other information reasonably requested in writing by them at least five business days prior to the Closing Date in order to allow the Arrangers and the Lenders to comply with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act.

SECTION 4.02. Conditions to All Credit Extensions. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:

(a) The representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Article V or any other Loan Document (except, in the case of the initial Credit Extensions on the Closing Date, the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.03, 5.05, 5.06, 5.07, 5.08, 5.09, 5.10, 5.11, 5.14 and 5.15 and in any other Loan Document) shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Credit Extension; provided that, to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided, further 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) in all respects on such respective dates.

 

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(b) Except in the case of the initial Credit Extensions on the Closing Date, no Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds therefrom.

(c) The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the relevant 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 a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans) 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 V

Representations and Warranties

The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:

SECTION 5.01. Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws. Each Loan Party and each of its Material Subsidiaries (a) is a Person duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing, or has taken actions necessary for it to be in good standing, under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization (to the extent such concept exists in such jurisdiction), (b) has all corporate or other organizational power and authority to (i) own 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, (c) is duly qualified and in good standing (to the extent such concept exists) under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, (d) is in compliance with all applicable Laws, orders, writs, injunctions and orders and (e) has all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to operate its business as currently conducted; except in each case referred to in clause (c), (d) or (e), to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.02. Authorization; No Contravention. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is a party have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action. Neither the execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is a party nor the consummation of the Transaction will (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents, (b) result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien upon any of the property or assets of such Person or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than as permitted by Section 7.01) under (i) any material Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries or (ii) any material 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 applicable material Law; except with respect to any breach, contravention or

 

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violation (but not creation of Liens) referred to in clauses (b) and (c), to the extent that such breach, contravention or violation would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.03. Governmental Authorization. No material approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except for (i) filings necessary to perfect the Liens on the Collateral granted by the Loan Parties in favor of the Secured Parties, (ii) the approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations, actions, notices and filings that have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect and (iii) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings, the failure of which to obtain or make would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.04. Binding Effect. This Agreement and each other Loan Document has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement and each other Loan Document constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against such Loan Party that is party thereto in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by Debtor Relief Laws and by general principles of equity and principles of good faith and fair dealing.

SECTION 5.05. Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

(a) (i) The Annual Financial Statements and the Quarterly Financial Statements fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods covered thereby, (A) except as otherwise expressly noted therein and (B) subject, in the case of the Quarterly Financial Statements, to changes resulting from audit, normal year end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes.

(ii) The unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at May 31, 2007 (including the notes thereto) (the “Pro Forma Balance Sheet”) and the unaudited pro forma consolidated statement of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the 12-month period ending on such date (together with the Pro Forma Balance Sheet, the “Pro Forma Financial Statements”), copies of which have heretofore been furnished to the Administrative Agent, have been prepared based on the Annual Financial Statements and the Quarterly Financial Statements and have been prepared in good faith, based on assumptions believed by the Borrower to be reasonable as of the date of delivery thereof, and present fairly in all material respects on a pro forma basis the estimated financial position of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at May 31, 2007 and their estimated results of operations for the period covered thereby.

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(c) The forecasts of consolidated balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for each fiscal year ending after the Closing Date until the fifth anniversary of the Closing Date, copies of which have been furnished to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date, and all Projections delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 have been prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions stated therein, which assumptions were believed to be reasonable at the time made, it being understood that projections as to future events are not to be viewed as facts and actual results may vary materially from such forecasts.

SECTION 5.06. Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, overtly threatened in writing, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.07. Labor Matters. Except as, in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (a) there are no strikes or other labor disputes against any of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened; (b) hours worked by and payment made based on hours worked to employees of each of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable Laws dealing with wage and hour matters; and (c) all payments due from any of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries on account of employee health and welfare insurance have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the relevant party.

SECTION 5.08. Ownership of Property; Liens. Each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, or easements or other limited property interests in, all real property necessary in the ordinary conduct of its business, free and clear of all Liens except for minor defects in title that do not materially interfere with its ability to conduct its business or to utilize such assets for their intended purposes and Liens permitted by Section 7.01 and except where the failure to have such title or other interest would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.09. Environmental Matters.

(a) Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries is in compliance with all Environmental Laws in all jurisdictions in which each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, is currently doing business (including having obtained all Environmental Permits) and (ii) none of the Loan Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries has become subject to any pending, or to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened Environmental Claim or any other Environmental Liability.

(b) None of the Loan Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries has treated, stored, transported or disposed of Hazardous Materials at or from any currently or formerly operated real estate or facility relating to its business in a manner that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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SECTION 5.10. Taxes. Except as would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, Holdings, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries have timely filed all Federal and state and other tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have timely paid all Federal and state and other taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges (including satisfying its withholding tax obligations) levied or imposed on their properties, income or assets or otherwise due and payable, except 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.

SECTION 5.11. ERISA Compliance.

(a) Except as set forth in Schedule 5.11(a) or as would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, each Plan is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Federal or state Laws.

(b) (i) No ERISA Event has occurred within the one-year period prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made; (ii) no Pension Plan has an “accumulated funding deficiency” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code), whether or not waived and, on and after the effectiveness of the Pension Act, no Pension Plan has failed to satisfy the minimum funding standards (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Pension Plan; (iii) none of Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan (other than premiums due and not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA); (iv) none of Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability (and no event has occurred which, with the giving of notice under Section 4219 of ERISA, would result in such liability) under Sections 4201 et seq. or 4243 of ERISA with respect to a Multiemployer Plan; and (v) none of Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Sections 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA, except, with respect to each of the foregoing clauses of this Section 5.11(b), as would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(c) Except where noncompliance or the incurrence of a material obligation would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, each Foreign Plan has been maintained in substantial compliance with its terms and with the requirements of any and all applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations and orders, and neither Holdings nor any Subsidiary has incurred any material obligation in connection with the termination of or withdrawal from any Foreign Plan. Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (i) the present value of the accrued benefit liabilities (whether or not vested) under each Foreign Plan which is required to be funded, determined as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal year of a Loan Party or Subsidiary (based on the actuarial assumptions used for purposes of the applicable jurisdiction’s financial reporting requirements), did not exceed the current value of the assets of such Foreign Plan, and (ii) for each Foreign Plan which is not required to be funded, the obligations of such Foreign Plan are properly accrued.

 

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SECTION 5.12. Subsidiaries. As of the Closing Date, neither Holdings nor any other Loan Party has any Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Schedule 5.12, and all of the outstanding Equity Interests in Holdings, the Borrower and the Material Subsidiaries have been validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable, and all Equity Interests owned by Holdings or any other Loan Party are owned free and clear of all security interests of any person except (i) those created under the Collateral Documents and (ii) any nonconsensual Lien that is permitted under Section 7.01. As of the Closing Date, Schedule 5.12 (a) sets forth the name and jurisdiction of each Subsidiary, (b) sets forth the ownership interest of Holdings, the Borrower and any other Subsidiary in each Subsidiary, including the percentage of such ownership and (c) identifies each Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary the Equity Interests of which are required to be pledged on the Closing Date pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.

SECTION 5.13. Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.

(a) No Loan Party is engaged nor will it 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, and no proceeds of any Borrowings or drawings under any Letter of Credit will be used for any purpose that violates Regulation U.

(b) The Borrower is not an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

SECTION 5.14. Disclosure. None of the factual information and data heretofore or contemporaneously furnished in writing by or on behalf of any Loan Party to any Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or any other Loan Document (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) when taken as a whole contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make such factual information and data (taken as a whole), in the light of the circumstances under which it was delivered, not materially misleading; it being understood that for purposes of this Section 5.14, such factual information and data shall not include projections and pro forma financial information or information of a general economic or general industry nature.

SECTION 5.15. Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. The Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries have good and marketable title to, or a valid license or right to use, all patents, patent rights, trademarks, servicemarks, trade names, copyrights, technology, software, know-how database rights, rights of privacy and publicity, licenses and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are necessary for the operation of their respective businesses as currently conducted and as proposed to be conducted, except where the failure to have any such rights, either individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Borrower, the operation of the respective businesses of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as currently conducted does not infringe upon, misuse, misappropriate or violate any rights held by any Person except for such infringements, misuses, misappropriations or violations individually or in the aggregate, that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No claim or litigation

 

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regarding any IP Rights is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened against any Loan Party or Subsidiary, that, either individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.16. Solvency. On the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transaction the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent.

SECTION 5.17. Subordination of Junior Financing. The Obligations are “Designated Senior Debt,” “Senior Debt,” “Senior Indebtedness,” “Guarantor Senior Debt” or “Senior Secured Financing” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in, the Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement, the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes Indenture, any indenture governing any senior subordinated notes issued in a Permitted Refinancing of the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility or the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes and any Permitted Subordinated Notes Documentation.

ARTICLE VI

Affirmative Covenants

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder that is accrued and payable shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (unless the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related thereto has been Cash Collateralized), the Borrower shall, and shall (except in the case of the covenants set forth in Sections 6.01, 6.02 and 6.03) cause each of the Restricted Subsidiaries to:

SECTION 6.01. Financial Statements. Deliver to the Administrative Agent for prompt further distribution to each Lender:

(a) as soon as available, but in any event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, 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, 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 Ernst & Young LLP or any other independent registered public accounting firm of nationally recognized standing, 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 any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit;

(b) as soon as available, but in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of the first three (3) fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Borrower (commencing with the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2007), a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related (i) consolidated statements of income or operations for such fiscal quarter and for

 

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the portion of the fiscal year then ended and (ii) consolidated statements of cash flows for the portion of the fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form 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 and certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to changes resulting from audit, normal year-end adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(c) within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year ending May 31, 2008) of the Borrower, a reasonably detailed consolidated budget for the following fiscal year as customarily prepared by management of the Borrower for its internal use (including a projected consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of the following fiscal year, the related consolidated statements of projected cash flow and projected income and a summary of the material underlying assumptions applicable thereto) (collectively, the “Projections”), which Projections shall in each case be accompanied by a certificate of a Responsible Officer stating that such Projections have been prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions stated therein, which assumptions were believed to be reasonable at the time of preparation of such Projections, it being understood that actual results may vary from such Projections and that such variations may be material; and

(d) simultaneously with the delivery of each set of consolidated financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and 6.01(b) above, the related consolidating financial statements reflecting the adjustments necessary to eliminate the accounts of Unrestricted Subsidiaries (if any) from such consolidated financial statements.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section 6.01 may be satisfied with respect to financial information of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries by furnishing (A) the applicable financial statements of any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower that holds all of the Equity Interests of the Borrower or (B) the Borrower’s or such entity’s Form 10-K or 10-Q, as applicable, filed with the SEC; provided that, with respect to each of clauses (A) and (B), (i) to the extent such information relates to a parent of the Borrower, such information is accompanied by consolidating information that explains in reasonable detail the differences between the information relating to the Borrower (or such parent), on the one hand, and the information relating to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a standalone basis, on the other hand and (ii) to the extent such information is in lieu of information required to be provided under Section 6.01(a), such materials are accompanied by a report and opinion of Ernst & Young LLP or any other independent registered public accounting firm of nationally recognized standing, 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 any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit.

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Transaction to the extent it is not practicable to include any such adjustments in such financial statements.

SECTION 6.02. Certificates; Other Information. Deliver to the Administrative Agent for prompt further distribution to each Lender:

(a) no later than five (5) days after the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Section 6.01(a) and (b), a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower;

(b) promptly after the same are publicly available, copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which Holdings or the Borrower files with the SEC or with any Governmental Authority that may be substituted therefor (other than amendments to any registration statement (to the extent such registration statement, in the form it became effective, is delivered to the Administrative Agent), exhibits to any registration statement and, if applicable, any registration statement on Form S-8) and in any case not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any other clause of this Section 6.02;

(c) promptly after the furnishing thereof, copies of any material statements or material reports furnished to any holder of any class or series of debt securities of any Loan Party having an aggregate outstanding principal amount greater than the Threshold Amount or pursuant to the terms of the ABL Credit Agreement, the Senior Interim Loan Credit Agreement, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement, the Senior Notes Indenture, the Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture, the Exchange Notes Indentures or any Permitted Subordinated Notes Documentation, in each case, so long as the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereunder is greater than the Threshold Amount and not otherwise required to be furnished to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any other clause of this Section 6.02;

(d) together with the delivery of the financial statements pursuant to Section 6.01(a) and each Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 6.02(a), (i) a report setting forth the information required by Section 3.03(c) of the Security Agreement or confirming that there has been no change in such information since the Closing Date or the date of the last such report), (ii) a description of each event, condition or circumstance during the last fiscal quarter covered by such Compliance Certificate requiring a mandatory prepayment under Section 2.05(b) and (iii) a list of each Subsidiary of the Borrower that identifies each Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary as of the date of delivery of such Compliance Certificate or a confirmation that there is no change in such information since the later of the Closing Date and the date of the last such list; and

(e) promptly, such additional information regarding the business, legal, financial or corporate affairs of any Loan Party or any Material Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably request.

 

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Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(c) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) 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; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on IntraLinks/IntraAgency or another relevant 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); provided that: (i) upon written request by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent for further distribution to each Lender until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent and (ii) the Borrower shall notify (which may be by facsimile or electronic mail) the Administrative Agent of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, in every instance the Borrower shall be required to provide paper copies of the Compliance Certificates required by Section 6.02(a) to the Administrative Agent. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for timely accessing posted documents or requesting delivery of paper copies of such documents from the Administrative Agent and maintaining its copies of such documents.

The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders may be “public-side” Lenders (i.e., Lenders that do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities) (each, a “Public Lender”). The Borrower hereby agrees that it will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (w) all such Borrower Materials 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 Syndication Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.08); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Investor”; 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 not designated “Public Investor.”

SECTION 6.03. Notices. Promptly after a Responsible Officer obtains actual knowledge thereof, notify the Administrative Agent:

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(b) of (i) any dispute, litigation, investigation or proceeding between any Loan Party and any Governmental Authority, (ii) the commencement of, or any material development in, any litigation or proceeding affecting any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, including pursuant to any applicable Environmental Laws or in respect of IP Rights, the occurrence of any noncompliance by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries with, or liability under, any Environmental Law or Environmental Permit, or (iii) the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, in any such case, has resulted or would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Each notice pursuant to this Section shall be accompanied by a written statement of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower (x) that such notice is being delivered pursuant to Section 6.03(a) or (b) (as applicable) and (y) setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto.

SECTION 6.04. Payment of Obligations. Timely pay, discharge or otherwise satisfy, as the same shall become due and payable, all of its obligations and liabilities in respect of taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it or upon its income or profits or in respect of its property, except, in each case, to the extent (i) any such tax, assessment, charge or levy is being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings for which appropriate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP or (ii) the failure to pay or discharge the same would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 6.05. Preservation of Existence, Etc. (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization and (b) take all reasonable action to maintain all corporate rights and privileges (including its good standing) except, in the case of (a) or (b), to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or pursuant to a transaction permitted by Article VII.

SECTION 6.06. Maintenance of Properties. Except if the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order, repair and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted and casualty or condemnation excepted and consistent with past practice.

SECTION 6.07. Maintenance of Insurance. Maintain with insurance companies that the Borrower believes (in the good faith judgment of its management) are financially sound and reputable at the time the relevant coverage is placed or renewed, 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 (after giving effect to any self-insurance reasonable and customary for similarly situated Persons engaged in the same or similar businesses as the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries) as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary be required to obtain or maintain insurance that is more restrictive than its normal course of practice. If any portion of any Mortgaged Property is at any time located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a special flood hazard

 

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area with respect to which flood insurance has been made available under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (as now or hereafter in effect or successor act thereto), then the Borrower shall, or shall cause each Loan Party to (i) maintain, or cause to be maintained, with a financially sound and reputable insurer, flood insurance in an amount and otherwise sufficient to comply with all applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Flood Insurance Laws and (ii) deliver to the Administrative Agent evidence of such compliance in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 6.08. Compliance with Laws. Comply in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or to its business or property, except if the failure to comply therewith would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 6.09. Books and Records. Maintain proper books of record and account, in which entries that are full, true and correct in all material respects and are in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all material financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be.

SECTION 6.10. Inspection Rights. Permit representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent and each Lender to visit and inspect any of its properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom (other than the records of the Board of Directors of such Loan Party or such Restricted Subsidiary) and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants, all at the reasonable expense of the Borrower and at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to the Borrower; provided that, excluding any such visits and inspections during the continuation of an Event of Default, only the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders may exercise rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Section 6.10 and the Administrative Agent shall not exercise such rights more often than two (2) times during any calendar year absent the existence of an Event of Default and only one (1) such time shall be at the Borrower’s expense; provided further 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 upon reasonable advance notice. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall give the Borrower the opportunity to participate in any discussions with the Borrower’s independent public accountants. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6.10, none of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries will be required to disclose, permit the inspection, examination or making copies or abstracts of, or discussion of, any document, information or other matter that (i) 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 Law or any binding agreement or (iii) is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work product.

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any applicable limitation in any Collateral Document, take all action necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to ensure that the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement continues to be satisfied, including:

(a) upon the formation or acquisition of any new direct or indirect wholly owned Material Domestic Subsidiary (in each case, other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary or an Excluded Subsidiary) by any Loan Party, the designation in accordance with Section 6.14 of any existing direct or indirect wholly owned Material Domestic Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or any Domestic Subsidiary becoming a wholly owned Material Domestic Subsidiary:

(i) within forty five (45) days after such formation, acquisition or designation or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion:

(A) cause each such Material Domestic Subsidiary that is required to become a Guarantor under the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to furnish to the Administrative Agent a description of the Material Real Properties owned by such Material Domestic Subsidiary in detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(B) cause each such Material Domestic Subsidiary that is required to become a Guarantor pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to duly execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent Mortgages with respect to any Material Real Property, Security Agreement Supplements, Intellectual Property Security Agreements and other security agreements and documents (including, with respect to Mortgages, the documents listed in Section 6.13(b)), as reasonably requested by and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (consistent with the Mortgages, Security Agreement, Intellectual Property Security Agreements and other Collateral Documents in effect on the Closing Date), in each case granting Liens required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement;

(C) cause each such Material Domestic Subsidiary that is required to become a Guarantor pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to deliver any and all certificates representing Equity Interests (to the extent certificated) that are required to be pledged pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, accompanied by undated stock powers or other appropriate instruments of transfer executed in blank (or any other documents customary under local law) and instruments evidencing the intercompany Indebtedness held by such Material Domestic Subsidiary and required to be pledged pursuant to the Collateral Documents, indorsed in blank to the Administrative Agent;

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required to become a Guarantor pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to take whatever action (including the recording of Mortgages, the filing of Uniform Commercial Code financing statements and delivery of stock and membership interest certificates to the extent certificated) may be necessary in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent to vest in the Administrative Agent (or in any representative of the Administrative Agent designated by it) valid Liens required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, enforceable against all third parties in accordance with their terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by Debtor Relief Laws and by general principles of equity (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in equity or at law),

(ii) within forty-five (45) days after the request therefor by the Administrative Agent (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), deliver to the Administrative Agent a signed copy of an opinion, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, of counsel for the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent as to such matters set forth in this Section 6.11(a) as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, and

(iii) as promptly as practicable after the request therefor by the Administrative Agent, deliver to the Administrative Agent with respect to each Material Real Property, any existing title reports, surveys or environmental assessment reports; and

(b) (i) the Borrower shall obtain the security interests and Guarantees set forth on Schedule 1.01A on or prior to the dates corresponding to such security interests and Guarantees set forth on Schedule 1.01A; and

(ii) after the Closing Date, promptly after the acquisition of any Material Real Property by any Loan Party other than Holdings, and such Material Real Property shall not already be subject to a perfected Lien pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, the Borrower shall give notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and promptly thereafter shall cause such Material Real Property to be subjected to a Lien to the extent required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and will take, or cause the relevant Loan Party to take, such actions as shall be necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to grant and perfect or record such Lien, including, as applicable, the actions referred to in Section 6.13(b).

SECTION 6.12. Compliance with Environmental Laws. Except, in each case, to the extent that the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, (a) comply, and take all reasonable actions to cause any lessees and other Persons operating or occupying its properties to comply with all applicable Environmental Laws and Environmental Permits; (b) obtain and renew all Environmental Permits necessary for its operations and properties; and, (c) in each case to the extent required by applicable Environmental Laws, conduct any investigation, study, sampling and testing, and

 

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undertake any cleanup, removal, remedial or other action necessary to remove and clean up all Hazardous Materials from any of its properties, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable Environmental Laws.

SECTION 6.13. Further Assurances and Post-Closing Conditions. Subject to the provisions of the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and any applicable limitations in any Collateral Document:

(a) Promptly upon reasonable request by the Administrative Agent (i) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation of any Collateral Document or other document or instrument relating to any Collateral, and (ii) do, execute, acknowledge, deliver, record, re-record, file, re-file, register and re-register any and all such further acts, deeds, certificates, assurances and other instruments as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request from time to time in order to carry out more effectively the purposes of the Collateral Documents.

(b) In the case of any Material Real Property, provide the Administrative Agent with Mortgages with respect to such owned real property within ninety (90) days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion) of the acquisition of, or, if requested by the Administrative Agent, entry into, or renewal of, a ground lease in respect of, such real property in each case together with:

(i) evidence that counterparts of the Mortgages have been duly executed, acknowledged and delivered and are in form suitable for filing or recording in all filing or recording offices that the Administrative Agent may deem reasonably necessary or desirable in order to create a valid and subsisting perfected Lien on the property and/or rights described therein in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties and that all filing and recording taxes and fees have been paid or otherwise provided for in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(ii) fully paid American Land Title Association Lender’s Extended Coverage title insurance policies or the equivalent or other form available in each applicable jurisdiction in form and substance, with endorsements and in amount, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (not to exceed the value of the real properties covered thereby), issued, coinsured and reinsured by title insurers reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, insuring the Mortgages to be valid subsisting Liens on the property described therein, free and clear of all defects and encumbrances, subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01, and providing for such other affirmative insurance (including endorsements for future advances under the Loan Documents) and such coinsurance and direct access reinsurance as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;

(iii) opinions of local counsel for the Loan Parties in states in which the real properties are located, with respect to the enforceability and perfection of the Mortgages and any related fixture filings in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and

 

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(iv) such other evidence that all other actions that the Administrative Agent may reasonably deem necessary or desirable in order to create valid and subsisting Liens on the property described in the Mortgages has been taken.

SECTION 6.14. Designation of Subsidiaries. The board of directors of the Borrower may at any time designate any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary or any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that (i) immediately before and after such designation, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (ii) other than for purposes of designating a Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary that is a Securitization Subsidiary in connection with the establishment of a Qualified Securitization Financing, immediately after giving effect to such designation, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such designation is less than or equal to 4.5 to 1.0 (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis) (and, as a condition precedent to the effectiveness of any such designation, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate setting forth in reasonable detail the calculations demonstrating satisfaction of such test) and (iii) no Subsidiary may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary if, after such designation, it would be a “Restricted Subsidiary” for the purpose of the ABL Facilities, the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes, the Exchange Notes or any other Junior Financing or any other Indebtedness of any Loan Party. The designation of any Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall constitute an Investment by the Borrower therein at the date of designation in an amount equal to the net book value of the Borrower’s investment therein. The designation of any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary shall constitute the incurrence at the time of designation of any Indebtedness or Liens of such Subsidiary existing at such time.

ARTICLE VII

Negative Covenants

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder which is accrued and payable shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (unless the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related thereto has been Cash Collateralized), the Borrower shall not (and, solely with respect to Section 7.14, Holdings shall not), nor shall the Borrower permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:

SECTION 7.01. Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, assets or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, other than the following:

(a) Liens created pursuant to any Loan Document;

(b) Liens existing on the Closing Date; provided that any Lien securing Indebtedness in excess of (x) $10,000,000 individually or (y) $35,000,000 in the aggregate (when taken together with all other Liens outstanding in reliance on this clause (b) that are not set forth on Schedule 7.01(b)) shall only be permitted to the extent such Lien is listed on Schedule 7.01(b);

 

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(c) Liens for taxes, assessments or governmental charges that are not overdue for a period of more than thirty (30) days or that are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings for which appropriate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP;

(d) statutory or common law Liens of landlords, carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, materialmen, repairmen, construction contractors or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business, so long as, in each case, such Liens arise in the ordinary course of business;

(e) (i) pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation and (ii) pledges and deposits in the ordinary course of business securing liability for reimbursement or indemnification obligations of (including obligations in respect of letters of credit or bank guarantees for the benefit of) insurance carriers providing property, casualty or liability insurance to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiaries;

(f) deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, governmental contracts and leases (other than Indebtedness for borrowed money), statutory obligations, surety, stay, customs and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature (including those to secure health, safety and environmental obligations) incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(g) easements, rights-of-way, restrictions (including zoning restrictions), encroachments, protrusions and other similar encumbrances and minor title defects affecting real property that, in the aggregate, do not in any case materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and any exception on the title policies issued in connection with the Mortgaged Property;

(h) Liens arising from judgments or orders for the payment of money not constituting an Event of Default under Section 8.01(g);

(i) (i) Liens securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03(e); provided that (A) such Liens attach concurrently with or within two hundred and seventy (270) days after completion of the acquisition, construction, repair, replacement or improvement (as applicable) of the property subject to such Liens, (B) such Liens do not at any time encumber any property other than the property financed by such Indebtedness, replacements thereof and additions and accessions to such property and the proceeds and the products thereof and customary security deposits and (C) with respect to Capitalized Leases, such Liens do not at any time extend to or cover any assets (except for additions and accessions to such assets, replacements and products thereof and customary security deposits) other than the assets subject to such Capitalized Leases; provided that individual financings of equipment provided by one lender may be cross collateralized to other financings of equipment provided by such lender and (ii) Liens on

 

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assets of Restricted Subsidiaries that are Non-Loan Parties securing Indebtedness of such Restricted Subsidiaries permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(n);

(j) leases, licenses, subleases or sublicenses granted to others in the ordinary course of business which do not (i) interfere in any material respect with the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (ii) secure any Indebtedness;

(k) Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods in the ordinary course of business;

(l) Liens (i) of a collection bank arising under Section 4-210 of the Uniform Commercial Code on the items in the course of collection, (ii) attaching to commodity trading accounts or other commodities brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business and (iii) in favor of a banking or other financial institution arising as a matter of law encumbering deposits or other funds maintained with a financial institution (including the right of set off) and that are within the general parameters customary in the banking industry;

(m) Liens (i) on cash advances in favor of the seller of any property to be acquired in an Investment permitted pursuant to Section 7.02(j) or Section 7.02(o) to be applied against the purchase price for such Investment or (ii) consisting of an agreement to Dispose of any property in a Disposition permitted under Section 7.05, in each case, solely to the extent such Investment or Disposition, as the case may be, would have been permitted on the date of the creation of such Lien;

(n) Liens on property of any Foreign Subsidiary securing Indebtedness of any Foreign Subsidiary incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(b), Section 7.03(g), Section 7.03(n) or Section 7.03(v);

(o) Liens in favor of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03(d);

(p) Liens existing on property at the time of its acquisition or existing on the property of any Person at the time such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (other than by designation as a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.14), in each case after the Closing Date (other than Liens on the Equity Interests of any Person that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary); provided that (i) such Lien was not created in contemplation of such acquisition or such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary, (ii) such Lien does not extend to or cover any other assets or property (other than the proceeds or products thereof and other than after-acquired property subjected to a Lien securing Indebtedness and other obligations incurred prior to such time and which Indebtedness and other obligations are permitted hereunder that require, pursuant to their terms at such time, a pledge of after-acquired property, it being understood that such requirement shall not be permitted to apply to any property to which such requirement would not have applied but for such acquisition), and (iii) the Indebtedness secured thereby is permitted under Section 7.03(e) or (g);

 

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(q) any interest or title of a lessor, sublessor, licensor or sublicensor or secured by a lessor’s, sublessor’s, licensor’s or sublicensor’s interest under leases or licenses entered into by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

(r) Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for sale of goods entered into by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

(s) Liens deemed to exist in connection with Investments in repurchase agreements under Section 7.02 and reasonable customary initial deposits and margin deposits and similar Liens attaching to commodity trading accounts or other brokerage accounts maintained in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes;

(t) Liens that are contractual rights of setoff (i) relating to the establishment of depository relations with banks or other financial institutions not given in connection with the issuance of Indebtedness, (ii) relating to pooled deposit or sweep accounts of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to permit satisfaction of overdraft or similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or (iii) relating to purchase orders and other agreements entered into with customers of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

(u) Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement permitted hereunder;

(v) (i) Liens on the Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary acquired pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition to secure Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(g) in connection with such Permitted Acquisition and (ii) Liens on the assets of such Restricted Subsidiary and any of its Subsidiaries to secure Indebtedness (or to secure a Guarantee of such Indebtedness) incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(g) in connection with such Permitted Acquisition;

(w) ground leases in respect of real property on which facilities owned or leased by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries are located;

(x) Liens arising from precautionary Uniform Commercial Code financing statement or similar filings;

(y) Liens on insurance policies and the proceeds thereof securing the financing of the premiums with respect thereto;

(z) Liens on (i) the Current Asset Collateral (but not any other assets of the Loan Parties) securing Indebtedness under the ABL Credit Agreement (or any Permitted Refinancing in respect thereof); provided such Liens are subject to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement (or, in the case of any Permitted Refinancing thereof, another intercreditor agreement containing terms that are at least as favorable to the Secured Parties as those

 

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contained in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement) and (ii) assets owned by Foreign Subsidiaries securing Indebtedness of Foreign Subsidiaries under the ABL Credit Agreement (or any Permitted Refinancing in respect thereof);

(aa) Liens on the Securitization Assets arising in connection with a Qualified Securitization Financing;

(bb) any zoning or similar law or right reserved to or vested in any Governmental Authority to control or regulate the use of any real property that does not materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;

(cc) Liens on specific items of inventory or other goods and the proceeds thereof securing such Person’s obligations in respect of documentary letters of credit or banker’s acceptances issued or created for the account of such Person to facilitate the purchase, shipment or storage of such inventory or goods;

(dd) the modification, replacement, renewal or extension of any Lien permitted by clauses (b), (i), (p) and (v) of this Section 7.01; provided that (i) the Lien does not extend to any additional property other than (A) after-acquired property that is affixed or incorporated into the property covered by such Lien or financed by Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03(e), and (B) proceeds and products thereof, and (ii) the renewal, extension or refinancing of the obligations secured or benefited by such Liens is permitted by Section 7.03;

(ee) other Liens securing Indebtedness or other obligations in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the greater of $300,000,000 and 2.75% of Total Assets, in each case determined as of the date of incurrence;

(ff) Liens on Collateral securing Indebtedness consisting of Permitted Pari Passu Debt and Permitted Junior Priority Debt permitted by Section 7.03(s) and Section 7.03(aa); and

SECTION 7.02. Investments. Make or hold any Investments, except:

(a) Investments by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in assets that are Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities;

(b) loans or advances to officers, directors and employees of Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof), the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (i) for reasonable and customary business-related travel, entertainment, relocation and analogous ordinary business purposes, (ii) in connection with such Person’s purchase of Equity Interests of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent thereof; provided that, to the extent such loans or advances are made in cash, the amount of such loans and advances used to acquire such Equity Interests shall be contributed to the Borrower in cash) and (iii) for purposes not described in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), in an aggregate principal amount outstanding under this clause (iii) not to exceed $10,000,000;

 

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(c) asset purchases (including purchases of inventory, supplies and materials) and the licensing or contribution of intellectual property pursuant to joint marketing arrangements with other Persons, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(d) Investments (i) by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Loan Party in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Loan Party, (ii) by any Non-Loan Party in any other Non-Loan Party that is a Restricted Subsidiary, (iii) by any Non-Loan Party in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Loan Party, (iv) by any Loan Party in any Non-Loan Party that is a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that (A) any such Investments made pursuant to this clause (iv) in the form of intercompany loans shall be evidenced by notes that have been pledged (individually or pursuant to a global note) to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders (it being understood and agreed that any Investments permitted under this clause (iv) that are not so evidenced as of the Closing Date are not required to be so evidenced and pledged until the date that is ninety (90) days after the Closing Date) and (B) the aggregate amount of Investments made pursuant to this clause (iv), when aggregated with all Investments made pursuant to Section 7.02(j)(B), shall not exceed at any time outstanding the sum of (x) $400,000,000 and (y) the Available Amount at such time and (v) made or arising in connection with the Restructuring.

(e) Investments consisting of extensions of credit in the nature of accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade credit in the ordinary course of business, and Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors and other credits to suppliers in the ordinary course of business;

(f) Investments consisting of Liens, Indebtedness, fundamental changes, Dispositions and Restricted Payments permitted under Sections 7.01, 7.03 (other than 7.03(d)), 7.04, 7.05 and 7.06, respectively;

(g) Investments (i) existing on the Closing Date or made pursuant to legally binding written contracts in existence on the Closing Date or (ii) contemplated on the Closing Date and, in each case, set forth on Schedule 7.02(g) and any modification, replacement, renewal, reinvestment or extension of any of the foregoing; provided that the amount of any Investment permitted pursuant to this Section 7.02(g) is not increased from the amount of such Investment on the Closing Date except pursuant to the terms of such Investment as of the Closing Date or as otherwise permitted by another clause of this Section 7.02;

(h) Investments in Swap Contracts permitted under Section 7.03;

(i) promissory notes and other non-cash consideration received in connection with Dispositions permitted by Section 7.05;

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wholly owned Subsidiary of the Borrower (including as a result of a merger or consolidation); provided that, with respect to each purchase or other acquisition made pursuant to this Section 7.02(j) (each, a “Permitted Acquisition”):

(A) to the extent required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and the Collateral Documents, the property, assets and businesses acquired in such purchase or other acquisition shall constitute Collateral and each applicable Loan Party and any such newly created or acquired Subsidiary (and, to the extent required under the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, the Subsidiaries of such created or acquired Subsidiary) shall be Guarantors and shall have complied with the requirements of Section 6.11, within the times specified therein (for the avoidance of doubt, this clause (A) shall not override any provisions of the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement);

(B) the aggregate amount of Investments made in Persons that do not become Loan Parties, when aggregated with all Investments made pursuant to Section 7.02(d)(iv), shall not exceed at any time outstanding the sum of (i) $400,000,000 and (ii) the Available Amount at such time;

(C) the acquired property, assets, business or Person is in a business permitted under Section 7.07;

(D) (1) immediately before and immediately after giving Pro Forma Effect to any such purchase or other acquisition, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (2) immediately after giving effect to such purchase or other acquisition, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such purchase or other acquisition is less than or equal to 6.0 to 1.0 (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis) and, satisfaction of such test shall be evidenced by a certificate from the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower demonstrating such satisfaction calculated in reasonable detail; and

(E) the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, no later than five (5) Business Days after the date on which any such purchase or other acquisition is consummated, a certificate of a Responsible Officer, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, certifying that all of the requirements set forth in this clause (j) have been satisfied or will be satisfied on or prior to the consummation of such purchase or other acquisition;

(k) the Transaction;

(l) Investments in the ordinary course of business consisting of Uniform Commercial Code Article 3 endorsements for collection or deposit and Article 4 customary trade arrangements with customers consistent with past practices;

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arising in the ordinary course of business or upon the foreclosure with respect to any secured Investment or other transfer of title with respect to any secured Investment;

(n) loans and advances to Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof) in lieu of, and not in excess of the amount of (after giving effect to any other loans, advances or Restricted Payments in respect thereof), Restricted Payments to the extent permitted to be made to Holdings (or such direct or indirect parent) in accordance with Section 7.06(f) or (g);

(o) other Investments that do not exceed in the aggregate at any time outstanding the sum of (i) the greater of $425,000,000 and 4.0% of Total Assets, determined as of the date of such Investment, and (ii) the Available Amount at such time;

(p) Investments in joint ventures (regardless of the legal form) not to exceed in the aggregate at any time outstanding the greater of $150,000,000 and 1.5% of Total Assets, in each case determined as of the date of such Investment;

(q) advances of payroll payments to employees in the ordinary course of business;

(r) Investments to the extent that payment for such Investments is made solely with Equity Interests of the Borrower (or by any direct or indirect parent thereof);

(s) Investments held by a Restricted Subsidiary acquired after the Closing Date or of a Person merged into the Borrower or merged or consolidated with a Restricted Subsidiary in accordance with Section 7.04 after the Closing Date to the extent that such Investments were not made in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition, merger or consolidation and were in existence on the date of such acquisition, merger or consolidation;

(t) Guarantees by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of leases (other than Capitalized Leases) or of other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness, in each case entered into in the ordinary course of business;

(u) Investments consisting of purchases and acquisitions of assets or services in the ordinary course of business;

(v) Investments made in the ordinary course of business in connection with obtaining, maintaining or renewing client contracts and loans or advances made to distributors in the ordinary course;

(w) Investments by any Loan Party in any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party in the ordinary course of business for working capital purposes not to exceed $125,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding for all Investments incurred pursuant to this clause (w);

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Securitization Financing; provided, however, that any such Investment in a Securitization Subsidiary is in the form of a contribution of additional Securitization Assets or as equity, and (ii) distributions or payments of Securitization Fees and purchases of Securitization Assets pursuant to a Securitization Repurchase Obligation in connection with a Qualified Securitization Financing; and

(y) Investments made by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to the extent such Investments are financed with the proceeds received by such Restricted Subsidiary from an Investment made pursuant to clauses (d)(iv), (j)(B), (o) or (p) of this Section 7.02.

SECTION 7.03. Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, provided that the Borrower may incur Indebtedness and any Restricted Subsidiary may incur Indebtedness if (x) immediately before and after such incurrence, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (y) the Total Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such incurrence would be less than or equal to 7.5 to 1.0 (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom) as if such Indebtedness had been incurred and the application of the proceeds therefrom had occurred on the first day of such Test Period); provided that Restricted Subsidiaries that are Non-Loan Parties may not incur Indebtedness pursuant to the foregoing exception in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding in excess of the greater of $300,000,000 and 2.75% of Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of incurrence. The limitations set forth in the immediately preceding sentence shall not apply to any of the following items:

(a) Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries under the Loan Documents (including any Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 hereof);

(b) (i) Indebtedness existing on the Closing Date; provided that any Indebtedness that is in excess of (x) $10,000,000 individually or (y) $35,000,000 in the aggregate (when taken together with all other Indebtedness outstanding in reliance on this clause (b) that is not set forth on Schedule 7.03(b)) shall only be permitted under this clause (b) to the extent such Indebtedness is set forth on Schedule 7.03(b) and any Permitted Refinancing thereof and (ii) intercompany Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date; provided that all such Indebtedness of any Loan Party owed to any Non-Loan Party shall be subject to the subordination terms set forth in Section 5.03 of the Security Agreement;

(c) Guarantees by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries otherwise permitted hereunder (except that a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may not, by virtue of this Section 7.03(c), Guarantee Indebtedness that such Restricted Subsidiary could not otherwise incur under this Section 7.03); provided that (A) no Guarantee by any Restricted Subsidiary of the Senior Subordinated Notes or any other Junior Financing shall be permitted unless such Restricted Subsidiary shall have also provided a Guarantee of the Obligations substantially on the terms set forth in the Guaranty and (B) if the Indebtedness being Guaranteed is subordinated to the Obligations, such Guarantee shall

 

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be subordinated to the Guaranty on terms at least as favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the subordination of such Indebtedness;

(d) Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries owing to the Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary to the extent constituting an Investment permitted by Section 7.02; provided that, all such Indebtedness of any Loan Party owed to any Person that is not a Loan Party shall be subject to the subordination terms set forth in Section 5.03 of the Security Agreement;

(e) (i) Attributable Indebtedness and other Indebtedness (including Capitalized Leases) financing the acquisition, construction, repair, replacement or improvement of fixed or capital assets; provided that such Indebtedness is incurred concurrently with or within two hundred and seventy (270) days after the applicable acquisition, construction, repair, replacement or improvement, (ii) Attributable Indebtedness arising out of sale-leaseback transactions, (iii) Indebtedness arising under Capitalized Leases other than those in effect on the Closing Date or entered into pursuant to subclauses (i) and (ii) of this clause (e) and, in each case, any Permitted Refinancing thereof; provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness at any one time outstanding incurred pursuant to this clause (e) shall not exceed the greater of $250,000,000 and 2.25% of Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of incurrence;

(f) Indebtedness in respect of Swap Contracts designed to hedge against interest rates, foreign exchange rates or commodities pricing risks and not for speculative purposes and Guarantees thereof;

(g) Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (i) assumed in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or (ii) incurred to finance a Permitted Acquisition, in each case, that is secured only by the assets or business acquired in the applicable Permitted Acquisition (including any acquired Equity Interests) (and any Permitted Refinancing of the foregoing) and so long as the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness and all Indebtedness resulting from any Permitted Refinancing thereof at any time outstanding pursuant to this paragraph (g) does not exceed the greater of $200,000,000 and 2.0% of Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of incurrence;

(h) [Reserved];

(i) Indebtedness representing deferred compensation to employees of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(j) Indebtedness to current or former officers, directors, managers, consultants and employees, their respective estates, spouses or former spouses to finance the purchase or redemption of Equity Interests of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent thereof) permitted by Section 7.06;

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hereunder or any Disposition, in each case to the extent constituting indemnification obligations or obligations in respect of purchase price (including earn-outs) or other similar adjustments;

(l) Indebtedness consisting of obligations of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries under deferred compensation or other similar arrangements incurred by such Person in connection with the Transaction and Permitted Acquisitions or any other Investment expressly permitted hereunder;

(m) Cash Management Obligations and other Indebtedness in respect of netting services, automatic clearinghouse arrangements, overdraft protections, employee credit card programs and other cash management and similar arrangements in the ordinary course of business and any Guarantees thereof;

(n) Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the greater of $550,000,000 and 5.0% of Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of incurrence; provided that a maximum of the greater of $300,000,000 and 2.75% of Total Assets in aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness may be incurred by Non-Loan Parties, in each case determined at the time of incurrence;

(o) Indebtedness consisting of (a) the financing of insurance premiums or (b) take-or-pay obligations contained in supply arrangements, in each case, in the ordinary course of business;

(p) Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees, bankers’ acceptances, warehouse receipts or similar instruments issued or created in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practice, including in respect of workers compensation claims, health, disability or other employee benefits or property, casualty or liability insurance or self-insurance or other Indebtedness with respect to reimbursement-type obligations regarding workers compensation claims;

(q) obligations in respect of performance, bid, appeal and surety bonds and performance and completion guarantees and similar obligations provided by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or obligations in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments related thereto, in each case in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practice;

(r) Indebtedness incurred by a Securitization Subsidiary in a Qualified Securitization Financing that is not recourse (except for Standard Securitization Undertakings) to the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries;

(s) (i) Indebtedness of the Borrower (which may be guaranteed by one or more Guarantors) in respect of one or more series of senior unsecured notes or loans, or senior secured notes or loans that will be secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with, or junior basis to, the Obligations, in each case that are issued or made in lieu of Incremental Facilities pursuant to an indenture, note purchase agreement, loan agreement or otherwise (the “Additional Notes”); provided that (A) the Senior Secured Leverage

 

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Ratio as of the date of any such incurrence of Additional Notes (or establishment of any commitments with respect thereto) would be equal to or less than 4.50 to 1.00, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom and assuming any commitments thereunder were fully drawn), as if such Indebtedness had been incurred and the application of the proceeds therefrom had occurred on the date of such incurrence, (B) such Additional Notes shall not mature prior to the date that is the Latest Maturity Date of any Facility outstanding at the time such Additional Notes are issued, (C) the scheduled amortization applicable to such Additional Notes shall not exceed 1% per annum of the original aggregate principal amount of the respective Additional Notes at any time prior to the then Latest Maturity Date under this Agreement, (D) such Additional Notes shall constitute either Permitted Pari Passu Debt, Permitted Junior Priority Debt or Permitted Unsecured Debt and shall meet the relevant requirements of such respective definition and (E) no Event of Default would exist immediately after giving effect to such incurrence and (ii) and Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness previously incurred and permitted pursuant to this clause (s);

(t) Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $600,000,000 at any time outstanding under the ABL Facilities and any Permitted Refinancing thereof;

(u) (i) Indebtedness in respect of the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes and the Exchange Notes (including any guarantees thereof), the exchange notes and related exchange guarantees to be issued in exchange for such Senior Notes, Senior Subordinated Notes and Exchange Notes pursuant to the respective registration rights agreement entered into in connection with the issuance of such Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes and the Exchange Notes; provided that the aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding of the Indebtedness incurred pursuant to this clause (u)(i) shall not exceed $2,565,000,000 plus any increase in the aggregate principal amount thereof arising from the payment of interest in kind and (ii) in each case, any Permitted Refinancing thereof;

(v) Indebtedness incurred by a Foreign Subsidiary which, when aggregated with the principal amount of all other Indebtedness incurred pursuant to this clause (v) and then outstanding, does not exceed $50,000,000;

(w) all premiums (if any), interest (including post-petition interest), fees, expenses, charges and additional or contingent interest on obligations described in clauses (a) through (v) above and (x) through (z) below;

(x) Guarantees incurred in the ordinary course of business in respect of obligations to suppliers, customers, franchisees, lessors and licensees;

(y) Indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business in respect of obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to pay the deferred purchase price of goods or services or progress payments in connection with such goods and services;

 

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(z) Indebtedness in respect of (i) Permitted Subordinated Notes to the extent the Net Cash Proceeds therefrom are immediately after the receipt thereof, offered to prepay the Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b) and (ii) any Permitted Refinancing of the foregoing; and

(aa) Indebtedness of the Borrower (which may be guaranteed by one or more Guarantors) constituting (i) secured or unsecured notes or loans (not constituting Obligations) incurred as Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness; provided that (A) if any such Indebtedness is secured, the same shall at the time of incurrence constitute either Permitted Pari Passu Debt or Permitted Junior Priority Debt and shall meet the requirements of the respective definition thereof, (B) if such Indebtedness is unsecured, the same shall at the time of the incurrence hereof constitute Permitted Unsecured Debt and shall meet the requirements of the definition thereof, (C) upon the incurrence of any Indebtedness pursuant to this Section 7.03(aa)(i), all repayments and commitment reductions required by Sections 2.05(b)(iv), 2.05(b)(v) and 2.06(d) shall be made and (D) no Event of Default would exist immediately after giving effect to such incurrence, and (ii) any Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness previously incurred and permitted pursuant to this clause (aa).

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Restricted Subsidiary that is a Non-Loan Party will guarantee any Indebtedness for borrowed money of a Loan Party unless such Restricted Subsidiary becomes a Guarantor.

For purposes of determining compliance with any Dollar-denominated restriction on the incurrence of Indebtedness, the Dollar-equivalent principal amount of Indebtedness denominated in a foreign currency shall be calculated based on the relevant currency exchange rate in effect on the date such Indebtedness was incurred, in the case of term debt, or first committed, in the case of revolving credit debt; provided that if such Indebtedness is incurred to extend, replace, refund, refinance, renew or defease other Indebtedness denominated in a foreign currency, and such extension, replacement, refunding, refinancing, renewal or defeasance would cause the applicable Dollar-denominated restriction to be exceeded if calculated at the relevant currency exchange rate in effect on the date of such extension, replacement, refunding, refinancing, renewal or defeasance, such Dollar-denominated restriction shall be deemed not to have been exceeded so long as the principal amount of such refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount of such Indebtedness being extended, replaced, refunded, refinanced, renewed or defeased.

For purposes of determining compliance with this Section 7.03, in the event that an item of Indebtedness meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of Indebtedness described in clauses (b) through (z) (other than clauses (t) and (u)) above, the Borrower shall, in its sole discretion, classify and reclassify or later divide, classify or reclassify such item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) and will only be required to include the amount and type of such Indebtedness in one or more of the above clauses; provided that (i) all Indebtedness outstanding under the Loan Documents will be deemed to have been incurred on the Restatement Effective Date in reliance only on the exception in clause (a) of Section 7.03, (ii) all Indebtedness outstanding under the ABL Facilities will be deemed to have been incurred on the Closing Date in reliance only on the exception of clause (t) of Section 7.03 and (iii) all

 

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Indebtedness outstanding under the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes and the Exchange Notes will be deemed to have been incurred on the Closing Date in reliance only on the exception of clause (u) of Section 7.03.

The accrual of interest, the accretion of accreted value and the payment of interest in the form of additional Indebtedness shall not be deemed to be an incurrence of Indebtedness for purposes of this Section 7.03.

SECTION 7.04. Fundamental Changes. Merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person, or Dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of its assets (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) to or in favor of any Person, except that:

(a) Holdings or any Restricted Subsidiary may merge or consolidate with the Borrower (including a merger, the purpose of which is to reorganize the Borrower into a new jurisdiction); provided that (x) the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person, (y) such merger or consolidation does not result in the Borrower ceasing to be incorporated under the Laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia and (z) in the case of a merger or consolidation of Holdings with and into the Borrower, Holdings shall have no direct Subsidiaries at the time of such merger or consolidation other than the Borrower and, after giving effect to such merger or consolidation, the direct parent of the Borrower shall expressly assume all the obligations of Holdings under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which Holdings is a party pursuant to a supplement hereto or thereto in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(b) (i) any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may merge or consolidate with or into any other Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Loan Party and (ii) any Restricted Subsidiary may liquidate or dissolve or change its legal form if the Borrower determines in good faith that such action is in the best interests of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and if not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders;

(c) any Restricted Subsidiary may Dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to the Borrower or another Restricted Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor in such a transaction is a Loan Party, then (i) the transferee must be a Loan Party or (ii) to the extent constituting an Investment or giving rise to the incurrence of Indebtedness, such Investment must be a permitted Investment in or such Indebtedness must be Indebtedness of a Restricted Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party in accordance with Sections 7.02 and 7.03, respectively;

(d) so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom, the Borrower may merge with any other Person; provided that (i) the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving corporation or (ii) if the Person formed by or surviving any such merger or consolidation is not the Borrower (any such Person, the “Successor Borrower”), (A) the Successor Borrower shall be an entity organized or existing under the laws of the United

 

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States, any state thereof, the District of Columbia or any territory thereof, (B) the Successor Borrower shall expressly assume all the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which the Borrower is a party pursuant to a supplement hereto or thereto in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (C) each Guarantor, unless it is the other party to such merger or consolidation, shall have by a supplement to the Guaranty confirmed that its Guarantee of the Obligations shall apply to the Successor Borrower’s obligations under this Agreement, (D) each Loan Party, unless it is the other party to such merger or consolidation, shall have by a supplement to the Security Agreement confirmed that its obligations thereunder shall apply to the Successor Borrower’s obligations under this Agreement, (E) each mortgagor of a Mortgaged Property, unless it is the other party to such merger or consolidation, shall have by an amendment to or restatement of the applicable Mortgage (or other instrument reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) confirmed that its obligations thereunder shall apply to the Successor Borrower’s obligations under this Agreement, and (F) the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an officer’s certificate and an opinion of counsel, each stating that such merger or consolidation and such supplement to this Agreement or any Collateral Document comply with this Agreement; provided, further, that if the foregoing are satisfied, the Successor Borrower will succeed to, and be substituted for, the Borrower under this Agreement;

(e) so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom, any Restricted Subsidiary may merge or consolidate with any other Person (i) in order to effect an Investment permitted pursuant to Section 7.02 or (ii) for any other purpose; provided that (A) the continuing or surviving Person shall be the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, which together with each of its Restricted Subsidiaries, shall have complied with the applicable requirements of Section 6.11; and (B) in the case of subclause (ii) only, if (1) the merger or consolidation involves a Guarantor and such Guarantor is not the surviving Person, the surviving Restricted Subsidiary shall expressly assume all the obligations of such Guarantor under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which the Guarantor is a party pursuant to a supplement hereto or thereto in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (2) the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period immediately preceding such merger or consolidation is less than or equal to 4.5 to 1.0 (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis);

(f) the Merger may be consummated; and

(g) so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom, a merger, dissolution, liquidation, consolidation or Disposition, the purpose of which is to effect a Disposition permitted pursuant to Section 7.05.

SECTION 7.05. Dispositions. Make any Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Disposition, except:

(a) Dispositions of obsolete, worn out, used or surplus property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business and Dispositions of property no longer used or useful in the conduct of the business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

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(b) Dispositions of inventory, goods held for sale in the ordinary course of business and immaterial assets (including allowing any registrations or any applications for registration of any IP Rights to lapse or go abandoned in the ordinary course of business);

(c) Dispositions of property to the extent that (i) such property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property or (ii) the proceeds of such Disposition are applied to the purchase price of such replacement property (which replacement property is actually promptly purchased);

(d) Dispositions of property to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor of such property is a Loan Party (i) the transferee thereof must be a Loan Party or (ii) to the extent such transaction constitutes an Investment, such transaction is permitted under Section 7.02;

(e) Dispositions permitted by Sections 7.02, 7.04 and 7.06 and Liens permitted by Section 7.01;

(f) Dispositions of property pursuant to sale-leaseback transactions; provided that the Fair Market Value of all property so Disposed of in reliance on this clause (f) (taken together with the aggregate Fair Market Value of all property Disposed of pursuant to Section 7.05(j)) shall not exceed the greater of $250,000,000 and 2.25% of Total Assets per year, in each case determined at the time of Disposition;

(g) Dispositions of Cash Equivalents and Investment Grade Securities;

(h) leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses (including the provision of software under an open source license), in each case in the ordinary course of business and which do not materially interfere with the business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;

(i) transfers of property subject to Casualty Events upon receipt of the Net Cash Proceeds of such Casualty Event;

(j) Dispositions of property not otherwise permitted under this Section 7.05; provided that (i) at the time of such Disposition (other than any such Disposition made pursuant to a legally binding commitment entered into at a time when no Default exists), no Default shall exist or would result from such Disposition; (ii) with respect to any Disposition pursuant to this clause (j) for a purchase price in excess of $50,000,000, the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries shall receive not less than 75% of such consideration in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents (in each case, free and clear of all Liens at the time received, other than nonconsensual Liens permitted by Section 7.01 and Liens permitted by Section 7.01(a), Section 7.01(l) and clauses (i) and (ii) of Section 7.01(t)); provided, however, that for the purposes of this clause (ii), (A) any liabilities (as shown on the Borrower’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s most recent balance sheet provided hereunder or in the footnotes thereto) of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, other than liabilities that are by their terms subordinated to the payment in cash of the Obligations, that are assumed by the transferee with respect to the

 

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applicable Disposition and for which all of the Restricted Subsidiaries shall have been validly released by all applicable creditors in writing, (B) any securities received by such Restricted Subsidiary from such transferee that are converted by such Restricted Subsidiary into cash (to the extent of the cash received) within 180 days following the closing of the applicable Disposition and (C) any Designated Non-Cash Consideration received in respect of such Disposition having an aggregate Fair Market Value, taken together with all other Designated Non-Cash Consideration received pursuant to this clause (C) that is at that time outstanding, not in excess of the greater of $100,000,000 and 1.0% of Total Assets at the time of the receipt of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration, with the Fair Market Value of each item of Designated Non-Cash Consideration being measured at the time received and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value, shall be deemed to be cash; and (iii) to the extent the aggregate amount of Net Cash Proceeds received by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary from Dispositions made pursuant to this Section 7.05(j) exceeds $1,000,000,000, all Net Cash Proceeds in excess of such amount shall be applied to prepay Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A) and may not be reinvested in the business of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary;

(k) Dispositions of Investments in joint ventures to the extent required by, or made pursuant to customary buy/sell arrangements between, the joint venture parties set forth in joint venture arrangements and similar binding arrangements;

(l) Dispositions of accounts receivable in connection with the collection or compromise thereof;

(m) any issuance or sale of Equity Interests in, or Indebtedness or other securities of, an Unrestricted Subsidiary;

(n) to the extent allowable under Section 1031 of the Code (or comparable or successor provision), any exchange of like property (excluding any boot thereon permitted by such provision) for use in any business conducted by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that is not in contravention of Section 7.07;

(o) the unwinding of any Swap Contract; and

(p) any Disposition of Securitization Assets to a Securitization Subsidiary;

provided that any Disposition of any property pursuant to this Section 7.05 (except pursuant to Section 7.05(e), Section 7.05(i) and Section 7.05(l) and except for Dispositions from the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary that is a Loan Party to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary that is a Loan Party), shall be for no less than the Fair Market Value of such property at the time of such Disposition. To the extent any Collateral is Disposed of as expressly permitted by this Section 7.05 to any Person other than a Loan Party, such Collateral shall be sold free and clear of the Liens created by the Loan Documents, and, if requested by the Administrative Agent, upon the certification by the Borrower that such Disposition is permitted by this Agreement, the Administrative Agent shall be authorized to take any actions deemed appropriate in order to effect the foregoing.

 

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SECTION 7.06. Restricted Payments. Declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, except:

(a) each Restricted Subsidiary may make Restricted Payments to the Borrower and to its other Restricted Subsidiaries (and, in the case of a Restricted Payment by a non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary, to the Borrower and any of its other Restricted Subsidiaries and to each other owner of Equity Interests of such Restricted Subsidiary based on their relative ownership interests of the relevant class of Equity Interests);

(b) (i) the Borrower may redeem in whole or in part any of its Equity Interests for another class of Equity Interests or rights to acquire its Equity Interests or with proceeds from substantially concurrent equity contributions or issuances of new Equity Interests, provided that any terms and provisions material to the interests of the Lenders, when taken as a whole, contained in such other class of Equity Interests are at least as advantageous to the Lenders as those contained in the Equity Interests redeemed thereby or (ii) the Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries may declare and make dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in the Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests not otherwise permitted by Section 7.03) of such Person;

(c) Restricted Payments made on the Closing Date to consummate the Transaction;

(d) to the extent constituting Restricted Payments, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries may enter into and consummate transactions expressly permitted by any provision of Section 7.02, 7.04 (other than a merger or consolidation of Holdings and the Borrower) or 7.08 (other than Section 7.08(a), (f), (j) or (k));

(e) repurchases of Equity Interests in Holdings, the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries deemed to occur upon exercise of stock options or warrants if such Equity Interests represent a portion of the exercise price of such options or warrants;

(f) the Borrower may pay (or make Restricted Payments to allow any direct or indirect parent thereof to pay) for the repurchase, retirement or other acquisition or retirement for value of Equity Interests of the Borrower (or of any such direct or indirect parent of the Borrower) by any future, present or former employee, director, consultant or distributor (or any spouses, former spouses, successors, executors, administrators, heirs, legatees or distributees of any of the foregoing) of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower) or any of its Subsidiaries upon the death, disability, retirement or termination of employment of any such Person or otherwise pursuant to any employee or director equity plan, employee or director stock option plan or any other employee or director benefit plan or any agreement (including any stock subscription or shareholder agreement) with any employee, director, consultant or distributor of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower) or any of its Subsidiaries;

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(i) the proceeds of which will be used to pay (or make Restricted Payments to allow any direct or indirect parent thereof to pay) the tax liability to each foreign, federal, state or local jurisdiction in respect of which a consolidated, combined, unitary or affiliated return is filed by Holdings (or such direct or indirect parent) that includes the Borrower and/or any of its Subsidiaries, to the extent such tax liability does not exceed the lesser of (A) the taxes that would have been payable by the Borrower and/or its Subsidiaries as a stand-alone group and (B) the actual tax liability of Holdings’ consolidated, combined, unitary or affiliated group (or, if Holdings is not the parent of the actual group, the taxes that would have been paid by Holdings, the Borrower and/or the Borrower’s Subsidiaries as a stand-alone group), reduced by any such payments paid or to be paid directly by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries;

(ii) the proceeds of which shall be used to pay (or make Restricted Payments to allow any direct or indirect parent thereof to pay) its operating costs and expenses incurred in the ordinary course of business and other corporate overhead costs and expenses (including administrative, legal, accounting and similar expenses provided by third parties), which are reasonable and customary and incurred in the ordinary course of business, attributable to the ownership or operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries;

(iii) the proceeds of which shall be used to pay (or make Restricted Payments to allow any direct or indirect parent thereof to pay) franchise taxes and other fees, taxes and expenses required to maintain its (or any of its direct or indirect parents’) corporate existence;

(iv) to finance any Investment permitted to be made pursuant to Section 7.02; provided that (A) such Restricted Payment shall be made substantially concurrently with the closing of such Investment and (B) the Borrower shall, immediately following the closing thereof, cause (1) all property acquired (whether assets or Equity Interests) to be contributed to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary or (2) the merger (to the extent permitted in Section 7.04) of the Person formed or acquired into the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary in order to consummate such Permitted Acquisition, in each case, in accordance with the requirements of Section 6.11;

(v) the proceeds of which shall be used to pay (or make Restricted Payments to allow any direct or indirect parent thereof to pay) costs, fees and expenses (other than to Affiliates) related to any equity or debt offering permitted by this Agreement (whether or not successful); and

(vi) the proceeds of which shall be used to pay customary salary, bonus and other benefits payable to officers and employees of Holdings or any direct or indirect parent company of Holdings to the extent such salaries, bonuses and other benefits are attributable to the ownership or operation of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

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(h) the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries may (a) pay cash in lieu of fractional Equity Interests in connection with any dividend, split or combination thereof or any Permitted Acquisition and (b) honor any conversion request by a holder of convertible Indebtedness and make cash payments in lieu of fractional shares in connection with any such conversion and may make payments on convertible Indebtedness in accordance with its terms;

(i) the payment of any dividend or distribution within 60 days after the date of declaration thereof, if at the date of declaration (i) such payment would have complied with the provisions of this Agreement and (ii) no Event of Default occurred and was continuing;

(j) the declaration and payment of dividends on the Borrower’s common stock following the first public offering of the Borrower’s common stock or the common stock of any of its direct or indirect parents after the Closing Date, of up to 6% per annum of the net proceeds received by or contributed to the Borrower in or from any such public offering, other than public offerings with respect to the Borrower’s common stock registered on Form S-4 or Form S-8;

(k) payments made or expected to be made by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of withholding or similar Taxes payable by any future, present or former employee, director, manager or consultant (or any spouses, former spouses, successors, executors, administrators, heirs, legatees or distributees of any of the foregoing) and any repurchases of Equity Interests in consideration of such payments including deemed repurchases in connection with the exercise of stock options;

(l) in addition to the foregoing Restricted Payments and so long as no Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, the Borrower may make additional Restricted Payments in an aggregate amount, together with the aggregate amount of prepayments, redemptions, purchases, defeasances and other payments in respect of Junior Financings made pursuant to Section 7.12(a)(i)(D), not to exceed the sum of (i) the greater of $300,000,000 and 2.75% of Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of such Restricted Payment, and (ii) the Available Amount at such time; and

(m) beginning on the fifth anniversary of the date of issuance of any Qualified Holding Company Debt so long as no Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower may pay dividends to Holdings so long as the proceeds thereof are promptly applied to fund cash interest payments or “AHYDO catch-up” payments on Qualified Holding Company Debt, so long as on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to the payment of such dividends, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for the most recently ended Test Period would not be greater than 4.5 to 1.0.

SECTION 7.07. Change in Nature of Business. Engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by Holdings, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date or any business reasonably related or ancillary thereto.

 

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SECTION 7.08. Transactions with Affiliates. Enter into any transaction of any kind with any Affiliate of the Borrower, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than:

(a) transactions between or among the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or any entity that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary as a result of such transaction,

(b) transactions on terms substantially as favorable to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary as would be obtainable by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary at the time in a comparable arm’s-length transaction with a Person other than an Affiliate,

(c) the Transaction and the payment of fees and expenses related to the Transaction,

(d) the issuance of Equity Interests to any officer, director, employee or consultant of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower in connection with the Transaction,

(e) the payment of management and monitoring fees in an aggregate amount in any fiscal year not to exceed the amount permitted to be paid pursuant to the Sponsor Management Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date and any Sponsor Termination Fees not to exceed the amount set forth in the Sponsor Management Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date and related indemnities and reasonable expenses,

(f) Investments permitted under Section 7.02,

(g) employment and severance arrangements between the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and their respective officers and employees in the ordinary course of business and transactions pursuant to stock option plans and employee benefit plans and arrangements,

(h) the payment of customary fees and reasonable out-of-pocket costs to, and indemnities provided on behalf of, directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower in the ordinary course of business to the extent attributable to the ownership or operation of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries,

(i) any agreement, instrument or arrangement as in effect as of the Closing Date and, to the extent entered into following August 11, 2006, and involving aggregate consideration in excess of $5,000,000 individually or $25,000,000 in the aggregate, set forth on Schedule 7.08, or any amendment thereto (so long as any such amendment is not disadvantageous to the Lenders when taken as a whole in any material respect as compared to the applicable agreement as in effect on the Closing Date as reasonably determined in good faith by the Borrower),

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(k) customary payments by the Borrower and any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to the Sponsor Group made for any financial advisory, financing, underwriting or placement services or in respect of other investment banking activities (including in connection with acquisitions or divestitures),

(l) transactions in which the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, as the case may be, delivers to the Administrative Agent a letter from an Independent Financial Advisor stating that such transaction is fair to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary from a financial point of view or meets the requirements of clause (b) of this Section 7.08,

(m) transactions with customers, clients, suppliers, or purchasers or sellers of goods or services, in each case in the ordinary course of business and otherwise in compliance with the terms of this Agreement that are fair to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, in the reasonable determination of the board of directors or the senior management of the Borrower, or are on terms at least as favorable as might reasonably have been obtained at such time from an unaffiliated party,

(n) the issuance or transfer of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of Holdings to any Permitted Holder or to any former, current or future director, manager, officer, employee or consultant (or any spouses, former spouses, successors, executors, administrators, heirs, legatees or distributees of any of the foregoing) of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or any direct or indirect parent thereof,

(o) investments by the Sponsor Group in securities of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries so long as (A) the investment is being offered generally to other investors on the same or more favorable terms and (B) the investment constitutes less than 5.0% of the proposed or outstanding issue amount of such class of securities,

(p) payments to or from, and transactions with, any joint venture in the ordinary course of business,

(q) any Disposition of Securitization Assets or related assets in connection with any Qualified Securitization Financing,

(r) any transition services arrangement, supply arrangement or similar arrangement entered into in connection with or in contemplation of the Disposition of assets or Equity Interests in any Restricted Subsidiary permitted under Section 7.05 that the Borrower determines in good faith are either fair to the Borrower or otherwise on customary terms for such type of arrangements in connection with similar transactions.

SECTION 7.09. Burdensome Agreements. Enter into or permit to exist any Contractual Obligation (other than this Agreement or any other Loan Document) that limits the ability of (a) any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to make Restricted Payments to any Loan Party or (b) any Loan Party to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist Liens on property of such Person for the benefit of the Lenders with respect to the Facilities and the Obligations or under the Loan Documents; provided that the foregoing clauses (a) and (b) shall not apply to Contractual Obligations that:

 

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(i) (x) existed on the Closing Date and (to the extent not otherwise permitted by this Section 7.09) are listed on Schedule 7.09 and (y) to the extent Contractual Obligations permitted by clause (x) are set forth in an agreement evidencing Indebtedness, are set forth in any agreement evidencing any permitted modification, replacement, renewal, extension or refinancing of such Indebtedness so long as such modification, replacement, renewal, extension or refinancing does not expand the scope of such Contractual Obligation,

(ii) are binding on a Restricted Subsidiary at the time such Restricted Subsidiary first becomes a Restricted Subsidiary, so long as such Contractual Obligations were not entered into in contemplation of such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary; provided further that this clause (ii) shall not apply to Contractual Obligations that are binding on a Person that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.14,

(iii) represent Indebtedness of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party that is permitted by Section 7.03,

(iv) arise in connection with any Lien permitted by Section 7.01(u) or any Disposition permitted by Section 7.05,

(v) are customary provisions in joint venture agreements and other similar agreements applicable to joint ventures permitted under Section 7.02 and applicable solely to such joint venture entered into in the ordinary course of business,

(vi) are negative pledges and restrictions on Liens in favor of any holder of Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03 but solely to the extent any negative pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness (and excluding in any event any Indebtedness constituting any Junior Financing) and the proceeds and products thereof,

(vii) are customary restrictions on leases, subleases, licenses or asset sale agreements otherwise permitted hereby so long as such restrictions relate to the assets subject thereto,

(viii) comprise restrictions imposed by any agreement relating to secured Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(e), 7.03(g), 7.03(r) or 7.03(v) to the extent that such restrictions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness or, in the case of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(g) only, to the Restricted Subsidiaries incurring or guaranteeing such Indebtedness,

(ix) are customary provisions restricting subletting or assignment of any lease governing a leasehold interest of any Restricted Subsidiary,

(x) are customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business,

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(xii) are customary restrictions contained in the ABL Credit Agreement, the Senior Interim Loan Credit Agreement, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Credit Agreement, the Senior Notes Indenture, the Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture and the Exchange Note Indentures,

(xiii) are customary restrictions contained in any documentation governing the Indebtedness permitted under Sections 7.03(s) and (aa), and

(xiv) arise in connection with cash or other deposits permitted under Section 7.01.

SECTION 7.10. Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of any Credit Extension, whether directly or indirectly, in a manner inconsistent with the uses set forth in the preliminary statements to the Original Credit Agreement.

SECTION 7.11. Accounting Changes. Make any change in fiscal year except upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, in which case, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent will, and are hereby authorized by the Lenders to, make any adjustments to this Agreement that are necessary to reflect such change in fiscal year.

SECTION 7.12. Prepayments, Etc. of Indebtedness.

(a) (i) Prepay, redeem, purchase, defease or otherwise satisfy prior to the scheduled maturity thereof in any manner (it being understood that payments of regularly scheduled principal, interest and mandatory prepayments shall be permitted) the Senior Subordinated Notes, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Exchange Notes or any Permitted Subordinated Notes or any other Indebtedness that is subordinated to the Obligations expressly by its terms (other than Indebtedness among the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries) (collectively, “Junior Financing”), except (A) the refinancing thereof with the Net Cash Proceeds of any Permitted Refinancing, to the extent not required to prepay any Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b) or the prepayment thereof with Retained Declined Proceeds, (B) the conversion of any Junior Financing to Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of the Borrower or any of its direct or indirect parents, (C) the prepayment of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary owed to Holdings, the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary or the prepayment of any Permitted Subordinated Notes issued by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to Holdings, the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and the prepayment of any other Junior Financing with the proceeds of any other Junior Financing otherwise permitted by Section 7.03, (D) prepayments, redemptions, purchases, defeasances and other payments in respect of Junior Financings prior to their scheduled maturity in an aggregate amount, together with the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made pursuant to Section 7.06(l), not to exceed the sum of (1) the greater of $300,000,000 and 2.75% of Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of such payment, and (2) the Available Amount at such time and (E) any such Indebtedness if the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio (after giving effect to such prepayment, redemption, purchase or defeasance on a Pro Forma Basis) is not greater than 4.0 to 1.0 or (ii) make any payment in violation of any subordination terms of any Junior Financing Documentation.

 

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(b) Amend, modify or change in any manner materially adverse to the interests of the Lenders any term or condition of any Junior Financing Documentation or the Senior Subordinated Notes Indenture without the consent of the Arrangers.

SECTION 7.13. Equity Interests of Certain Restricted Subsidiaries. Permit any Domestic Subsidiary that is a wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary to become a non-wholly owned Subsidiary, except (i) to the extent such Restricted Subsidiary continues to be a Guarantor, (ii) in connection with a Disposition of all or substantially all of the assets or all of the Equity Interests of such Restricted Subsidiary permitted by Section 7.05 or (iii) as a result of the designation of such Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.14.

SECTION 7.14. Holdings. In the case of Holdings, conduct, transact or otherwise engage in any business or operations other than the following (and activities incidental thereto): (i) its ownership of the Equity Interests of the Borrower, (ii) the maintenance of its legal existence (including the ability to incur fees, costs and expenses relating to such maintenance), (iii) the performance of its obligations with respect to the Loan Documents, the ABL Facilities, the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, any Senior Notes, any Senior Subordinated Notes, any Exchange Notes, any Permitted Subordinated Notes, any Qualified Holding Company Debt or the Merger Agreement and the other agreements contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (iv) any public offering of its common stock or any other issuance of its Equity Interests or any transaction permitted under Section 7.04, (v) financing activities, including the issuance of securities, incurrence of debt, payment of dividends, making contributions to the capital of its Subsidiaries and guaranteeing the obligations of its Subsidiaries, (vi) participating in tax, accounting and other administrative matters as a member of the consolidated group of Holdings and the Borrower, (vii) holding any cash or property received in connection with Restricted Payments made by the Borrower in accordance with Section 7.06 pending application thereof by Holdings, (viii) providing indemnification to officers and directors and (ix) conducting, transacting or otherwise engaging in any business or operations of the type it conducts, transacts or engages in on the Closing Date.

ARTICLE VIII

Events of Default and Remedies

SECTION 8.01. Events of Default. Each of the events referred to in clauses (a) through (l) of this Section 8.01 shall constitute an “Event of Default”:

(a) Non-Payment. The Borrower fails to pay (i) when and as required to be paid herein, any amount of principal of any Loan or (ii) within five (5) Business Days after the same becomes due, any interest on any Loan or any other amount payable hereunder or with respect to any other Loan Document; or

(b) Specific Covenants. The Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or, in the case of Section 7.14, Holdings, fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in any of Sections 6.03(a) or 6.05(a) (solely with respect to the Borrower) or Article VII; or

 

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(c) Other Defaults. Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in Section 8.01(a) or (b) above) contained in any Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure continues for thirty (30) days after receipt by the Borrower of written notice thereof from the Administrative Agent; or

(d) Representations and Warranties. Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by any Loan Party herein, in any other Loan Document, or in any document required to be delivered in connection herewith or therewith shall be untrue in any material respect when made or deemed made; or

(e) Cross-Default. Any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary (A) fails to make any payment beyond the applicable grace period, if any, whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise, in respect of any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder) having an aggregate outstanding principal amount (individually or in the aggregate with all other Indebtedness as to which such a failure shall exist) of not less than the Threshold Amount, or (B) fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness, or any other event occurs (other than, with respect to Indebtedness consisting of Swap Contracts, termination events or equivalent events pursuant to the terms of such Swap Contracts), the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity; provided that this clause (e)(B) shall not apply to secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness, if such sale or transfer is permitted hereunder and under the documents providing for such Indebtedness; provided further that such failure is unremedied and is not waived by the holders of such Indebtedness prior to any termination of the Commitments or acceleration of the Loans pursuant to Section 8.02; or

(f) Insolvency Proceedings, Etc. Holdings, the Borrower or any Specified Subsidiary institutes or consents to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator, administrator, administrative receiver or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its property; or any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator, administrator, administrative receiver or similar officer is appointed without the application or consent of such Person and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to any such Person or to all or any material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or

 

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(g) Judgments. There is entered against any Loan Party or any Specified Subsidiary a final judgment or order for the payment of money in an aggregate amount exceeding the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer has been notified of such judgment or order and has not denied or failed to acknowledge coverage thereof) and such judgment or order shall not have been satisfied, vacated, discharged or stayed or bonded pending an appeal for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days; or

(h) ERISA. (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan which has resulted or would reasonably be expected to result in liability of Holdings, the Borrower or their respective ERISA Affiliates under Title IV of ERISA in an aggregate amount which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its Withdrawal Liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan in an aggregate amount which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (iii) with respect to a Foreign Plan a termination, withdrawal or noncompliance with applicable law or plan terms or termination, withdrawal or other event similar to an ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Foreign Plan that would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

(i) Invalidity of Loan Documents. Any material provision of any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason other than as expressly permitted hereunder or thereunder (including as a result of a transaction permitted under Section 7.04 or 7.05) or as a result of acts or omissions by the Administrative Agent or any Lender or the satisfaction in full of all the Obligations, ceases to be in full force and effect; or any Loan Party contests in writing the validity or enforceability of any provision of any Loan Document; or any Loan Party denies in writing that it has any or further liability or obligation under any Loan Document (other than as a result of repayment in full of the Obligations and termination of the Aggregate Commitments), or purports in writing to revoke or rescind any Loan Document; or

(j) Collateral Documents. (i) Any Collateral Document after delivery thereof pursuant to Section 4.01 or 6.11 shall for any reason (other than pursuant to the terms hereof or thereof including as a result of a transaction permitted under Section 7.04 or 7.05) cease to create, or any Lien purported to be created by any Collateral Document shall be asserted in writing by any Loan Party not to be, a valid and perfected lien, with the priority required by the Collateral Documents (or other security purported to be created on the applicable Collateral) on and security interest in any material portion of the Collateral purported to be covered thereby, subject to Liens permitted under Section 7.01, except to the extent that any such loss of perfection or priority results from the failure of the Administrative Agent to maintain possession of certificates actually delivered to it representing securities pledged under the Collateral Documents or to file Uniform Commercial Code continuation statements and except as to Collateral consisting of real property to the extent that such losses are covered by a lender’s title insurance policy and such insurer has not denied or failed to acknowledge coverage, or (ii) any of the Equity

 

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Interests of the Borrower ceasing to be pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement free of Liens other than Liens created by the Security Agreement or any nonconsensual Liens arising solely by operation of Law; or

(k) Junior Financing Documentation. (i) Any of the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents for any reason shall cease to be “Senior Indebtedness” (or any comparable term) or “Senior Secured Financing” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in any Junior Financing Documentation governing Junior Financing with an aggregate principal amount of not less than the Threshold Amount or (ii) the subordination provisions set forth in any Junior Financing Documentation governing Junior Financing with an aggregate principal amount of not less than the Threshold Amount shall, in whole or in part, cease to be effective or cease to be legally valid, binding and enforceable against the holders of any such Junior Financing, if applicable; or

(l) Change of Control. There occurs any Change of Control.

SECTION 8.02. Remedies upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall, at the request of the Required Lenders, take any or all of the following actions:

(a) declare Commitments of each Lender and any obligation of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions to be terminated, whereupon such Commitments and obligation shall be terminated;

(b) declare the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all other amounts owing or payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower;

(c) require that the Borrower Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to the then Outstanding Amount thereof); and

(d) exercise on behalf of itself and the Lenders all rights and remedies available to it and the Lenders under the Loan Documents or applicable Law;

provided that upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the Commitments of each Lender and any obligation of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions shall automatically terminate, the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, and the obligation of the Borrower to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations as aforesaid shall automatically become effective, in each case without further act of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

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in the proviso to Section 8.02), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:

First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (other than principal and interest, but including Attorney Costs payable under Section 10.04 and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such;

Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal and interest) payable to the Lenders (including Attorney Costs payable under Section 10.04 and amounts payable under Article III), ratably among them in proportion to the amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;

Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans and L/C Borrowings, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them;

Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans and L/C Borrowings, the Swap Termination Value under Secured Hedge Agreements and Cash Management Obligations, ratably among the Secured Parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them;

Fifth, to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuers, to Cash Collateralize that portion of L/C Obligations comprised of the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit;

Sixth, to the payment of all other Obligations of the Loan Parties that are due and payable to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties on such date, ratably based upon the respective aggregate amounts of all such Obligations owing to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties on such date; and

Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by Law.

Subject to Section 2.03(c), amounts used to Cash Collateralize the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit pursuant to clause Fifth above shall be applied to satisfy drawings under such Letters of Credit as they occur. If any amount remains on deposit as Cash Collateral after all Letters of Credit have either been fully drawn or expired, such remaining amount shall be applied to the other Obligations, if any, in the order set forth above and, if no Obligations remain outstanding, to the Borrower.

 

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ARTICLE IX

Administrative Agent and Other Agents

SECTION 9.01. Appointment and Authorization of the Administrative Agent.

(a) Each Lender hereby irrevocably appoints, designates and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such action on its behalf under the provisions of this Agreement and each other Loan Document and to exercise such powers and perform such duties as are expressly delegated to it by the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The provisions of this Article IX (other than Sections 9.09 and 9.11) are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and the Borrower shall not have rights as third party beneficiary of any such provision. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained elsewhere herein or in any other Loan Document, the Administrative Agent shall have no duties or responsibilities, except those expressly set forth herein, nor shall the Administrative Agent have or be deemed to have any fiduciary relationship with any Lender or participant, and no implied covenants, functions, responsibilities, duties, obligations or liabilities shall be read into this Agreement or any other Loan Document or otherwise exist against the Administrative Agent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing sentence, the use of the term “agent” herein and in the other Loan Documents with reference to any Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable Law. Instead, such term is used merely as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between independent contracting parties.

(b) Each L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and each such L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (i) provided to the Administrative Agent in this Article IX 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 applications and agreements for letters of credit pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in this Article IX and in the definition of “Agent-Related Person” included such L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (ii) as additionally provided herein with respect to such L/C Issuer.

(c) The Administrative Agent shall also act as the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents, and each of the Lenders (in its capacities as a Lender, Swing Line Lender (if applicable), L/C Issuer (if applicable) and a potential Hedge Bank and/or Cash Management Bank) hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to act as the agent of (and to hold any security interest created by the Collateral Documents for and on behalf of or on trust for) such Lender for purposes of acquiring, holding and enforcing any and all Liens on Collateral granted by any of the Loan Parties to secure any of the Obligations, together with such powers and discretion as are reasonably incidental thereto. In this connection, the Administrative Agent, as “collateral agent” (and any co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact appointed by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 9.02 for purposes of holding or enforcing any Lien on the Collateral (or any portion thereof) granted under the Collateral Documents, or for exercising any rights and remedies thereunder at the direction of the

 

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Administrative Agent), shall be entitled to the benefits of all provisions of this Article IX (including Section 9.07, as though such co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact were the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents) as if set forth in full herein with respect thereto. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Lenders hereby expressly authorize the Administrative Agent to execute any and all documents (including releases) with respect to the Collateral and the rights of the Secured Parties with respect thereto (including the Intercreditor Agreements), as contemplated by and in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and the Collateral Documents and acknowledge and agree that any such action by any Agent shall bind the Lenders.

SECTION 9.02. Delegation of Duties. The Administrative Agent may execute any of its duties under this Agreement or any other Loan Document (including for purposes of holding or enforcing any Lien on the Collateral (or any portion thereof) granted under the Collateral Documents or of exercising any rights and remedies thereunder) by or through agents, employees or attorneys-in-fact including for the purpose of any Borrowing or payment in Alternative Currencies, such sub-agents as shall be deemed necessary by the Administrative Agent and shall be entitled to advice of counsel and other consultants or experts concerning all matters pertaining to such duties. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any agent or sub-agent or attorney-in-fact that it selects in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined in the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction).

SECTION 9.03. Liability of Agents. No Agent-Related Person shall (a) be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken by any of them under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the transactions contemplated hereby (except for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct, as determined by the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, in connection with its duties expressly set forth herein), or (b) be responsible in any manner to any Lender or participant for any recital, statement, representation or warranty made by any Loan Party or any officer thereof, contained herein or in any other Loan Document, or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by any Agent under or in connection with, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or the execution, validity, effectiveness, genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or the perfection or priority of any Lien or security interest created or purported to be created under the Collateral Documents, or for any failure of any Loan Party or any other party to any Loan Document to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder. No Agent-Related Person shall be under any obligation to any Lender or participant to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or to inspect the properties, books or records of any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof.

SECTION 9.04. Reliance by the Administrative Agent.

(a) The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any writing, communication, signature, resolution, representation, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, telegram, facsimile, telex or telephone message, electronic mail message, statement or other document or conversation believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person or Persons, and

 

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upon advice and statements of legal counsel (including counsel to any Loan Party), independent accountants and other experts selected by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under any Loan Document unless it shall first receive such advice or concurrence of the Required Lenders as it deems appropriate and, if it so requests, it shall first be indemnified to its satisfaction by the Lenders against any and all liability and expense which may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action. The Administrative Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document in accordance with a request or consent of the Required Lenders (or such greater number of Lenders as may be expressly required hereby in any instance) and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon all the Lenders; provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or in the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Administrative Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or applicable Law.

(b) For purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.

SECTION 9.05. Notice of Default. The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default, except with respect to defaults in the payment of principal, interest and fees required to be paid to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, unless the Administrative Agent shall have received written notice from a Lender or the Borrower referring to this Agreement, describing such Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default.” The Administrative Agent will notify the Lenders of its receipt of any such notice. The Administrative Agent shall take such action with respect to any Event of Default as may be directed by the Required Lenders in accordance with Article VIII; provided that unless and until the Administrative Agent has received any such direction, the Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Event of Default as it shall deem advisable or in the best interest of the Lenders.

SECTION 9.06. Credit Decision; Disclosure of Information by Agents. Each Lender acknowledges that no Agent-Related Person has made any representation or warranty to it, and that no act by any Agent hereafter taken, including any consent to and acceptance of any assignment or review of the affairs of any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof, shall be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty by any Agent-Related Person to any Lender as to any matter, including whether Agent-Related Persons have disclosed material information in their possession. Each Lender represents to each Agent that it has, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own appraisal of and investigation into the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Loan Parties and their respective Subsidiaries, and all applicable bank or other regulatory Laws relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, and made its own decision to enter into this Agreement and to

 

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extend credit to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties hereunder. Each Lender also represents that it will, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit analysis, appraisals and decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and to make such investigations as it deems necessary to inform itself as to the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties. Except for notices, reports and other documents expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders by any Agent herein, such Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility to provide any Lender with any credit or other information concerning the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of any of the Loan Parties or any of their respective Affiliates which may come into the possession of any Agent-Related Person.

SECTION 9.07. Indemnification of Agents. Whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby are consummated, the Lenders shall indemnify upon demand the Administrative Agent and each other Agent-Related Person (solely to the extent any such Agent-Related Person was performing services on behalf of the Administrative Agent) (to the extent not reimbursed by or on behalf of any Loan Party and without limiting the obligation of any Loan Party to do so), pro rata, and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each other Agent-Related Person (solely to the extent any such Agent-Related Person was performing services on behalf of the Administrative Agent) from and against any and all Indemnified Liabilities incurred by it; provided that no Lender shall be liable for the payment to any Agent-Related Person of any portion of such Indemnified Liabilities resulting from such Agent-Related Person’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct, as determined by the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that no action taken in accordance with the directions of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be required by the Loan Documents) shall be deemed to constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct for purposes of this Section 9.07. In the case of any investigation, litigation or proceeding giving rise to any Indemnified Liabilities, this Section 9.07 applies whether any such investigation, litigation or proceeding is brought by any Lender or any other Person. Without limitation of the foregoing, each Lender shall reimburse the Administrative Agent upon demand for its ratable share of any costs or out-of-pocket expenses (including Attorney Costs) incurred by the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration, modification, amendment or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of, or legal advice in respect of rights or responsibilities under, this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or any document contemplated by or referred to herein, to the extent that the Administrative Agent is not reimbursed for such expenses by or on behalf of the Borrower, provided that such reimbursement by the Lenders shall not affect the Borrower’s continuing reimbursement obligations with respect thereto. The undertaking in this Section 9.07 shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, the payment of all other Obligations and the resignation of the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 9.08. Agents in Their Individual Capacities. Each Agent and its Affiliates may make loans to, issue letters of credit for the account of, accept deposits from, acquire Equity Interests in and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust, financial advisory, underwriting or other business with each of the Loan Parties and their respective Affiliates as though such Agent were not an Agent or an L/C Issuer hereunder and without notice to or

 

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consent of the Lenders. The Lenders acknowledge that, pursuant to such activities, any Agent or its Affiliates may receive information regarding any Loan Party or any of its Affiliates (including information that may be subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of such Loan Party or such Affiliate) and acknowledge that no Agent shall be under any obligation to provide such information to them. With respect to its Loans, each Agent shall have the same rights and powers under this Agreement as any other Lender and may exercise such rights and powers as though it were not an Agent or an L/C Issuer, and the terms “Lender” and “Lenders” include each Agent in its individual capacity.

SECTION 9.09. Successor Administrative Agent.

(a) The Administrative Agent may resign as the Administrative Agent upon thirty (30) days’ notice to the Lenders and the Borrower. If the Administrative Agent resigns under this Agreement, the Required Lenders shall appoint from among the Lenders a successor agent for the Lenders, which successor agent shall be consented to by the Borrower at all times other than during the existence of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(f) (which consent of the Borrower shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). If no successor agent is appointed prior to the effective date of the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent may appoint, after consulting with the Lenders and the Borrower, a successor agent from among the Lenders. Upon the acceptance of its appointment as successor agent hereunder, the Person acting as such successor agent shall succeed to all the rights, powers and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the term “Administrative Agent” shall mean such successor administrative agent and/or supplemental administrative agent, as the case may be, and the retiring Administrative Agent’s appointment, powers and duties as the Administrative Agent shall be terminated. After the retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation hereunder as the Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article IX and Sections 10.04 and 10.05 shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was the Administrative Agent under this Agreement. If no successor agent has accepted appointment as the Administrative Agent by the date which is thirty (30) days following the retiring Administrative Agent’s notice of resignation, the retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation shall nevertheless thereupon become effective and the Lenders shall perform all of the duties of the Administrative Agent hereunder until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor agent as provided for above. Upon the acceptance of any appointment as the Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor and upon the execution and filing or recording of such financing statements, or amendments thereto, and such amendments or supplements to the Mortgages, and such other instruments or notices, as may be necessary or desirable, or as the Required Lenders may request, in order to (a) continue the perfection of the Liens granted or purported to be granted by the Collateral Documents or (b) otherwise ensure that the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement is satisfied, the Administrative Agent shall thereupon succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, discretion, privileges, and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the retiring Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations under the Loan Documents (if not already discharged therefrom as provided above in this Section 9.09). After the retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation hereunder as the Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article IX and Sections 10.04 and 10.05 shall continue in effect for its benefit in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was acting as the Administrative Agent.

 

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(b) Any resignation by Bank of America as Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section shall also constitute its resignation as an L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender. Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, (i) such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender, (ii) the retiring L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender shall be discharged from all of their respective duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, and (iii) the successor L/C Issuer shall issue letters of credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit issued by Bank of America, if any, outstanding at the time of such succession or make other arrangements satisfactory to the retiring L/C Issuer effectively to assume the obligations of the retiring L/C Issuer with respect to such Letters of Credit.

(c) If at any time the Administrative Agent becomes a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof, then the Borrower may, on ten (10) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent after the Administrative Agent has become a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.18, require such Administrative Agent to resign pursuant to Section 9.09(a), and a successor agent shall be appointed in accordance with Section 9.09(a), with the written consent of the Required Lenders. Any Loans or Commitments held by such Administrative Agent shall be assigned in accordance with Section 3.07.

SECTION 9.10. Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim. In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition or other judicial proceeding relative to any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan or L/C Obligation shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on the Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:

(a) to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans, L/C Obligations and all other Obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.03(g) and (h), 2.09 and 10.04) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and

(b) to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;

and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Agents and their respective agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.09 and 10.04.

 

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Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender in any such proceeding.

SECTION 9.11. Collateral and Guaranty Matters. The Lenders irrevocably agree (if then in effect, subject to the terms of any Intercreditor Agreement):

(a) that any Lien on any property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document shall be automatically released (i) upon termination of the Aggregate Commitments and payment in full of all Obligations (other than (x) obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements not yet due and payable, (y) Cash Management Obligations not yet due and payable and (z) contingent indemnification obligations not yet accrued and payable), the expiration or termination of all Letters of Credit and any other obligation (including a guarantee that is contingent in nature), (ii) at the time the property subject to such Lien is transferred or to be transferred as part of or in connection with any transfer permitted hereunder or under any other Loan Document to any Person other than Holdings, the Borrower or any of its Domestic Subsidiaries that are Restricted Subsidiaries, (iii) subject to Section 10.01, if the release of such Lien is approved, authorized or ratified in writing by the Required Lenders, or (iv) if the property subject to such Lien is owned by a Guarantor, upon release of such Guarantor from its obligations under its Guaranty pursuant to clause (c) below;

(b) to release or subordinate any Lien on any property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document to the holder of any Lien on such property that is permitted by Section 7.01(i);

(c) that any Guarantor shall be automatically released from its obligations under the Guaranty if (i) in the case of any Subsidiary, such Person ceases to be a Restricted Subsidiary as a result of a transaction or designation permitted hereunder or (ii) in the case of Holdings, as a result of a transaction permitted hereunder; provided that no such release shall occur if such Guarantor continues to be a guarantor in respect of the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes, the Exchange Notes or any other Junior Financing; and

(d) if any Guarantor shall cease to be a Material Subsidiary (as certified in writing by a Responsible Officer) and the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that it wishes such Guarantor to be released from its obligations under the Guaranty, (i) such Subsidiary shall be automatically released from its obligations under the Guaranty and (ii) any Liens granted by such Subsidiary or Liens on the Equity Interests of such Subsidiary shall be automatically released; provided that no such release shall occur if such Subsidiary continues to be a guarantor in respect of the Senior Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Subordinated Interim Loan Facility, the Senior Notes, the Senior Subordinated Notes, the Exchange Notes or any other Junior Financing.

 

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Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Required Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to release or subordinate its interest in particular types or items of property, or to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty pursuant to this Section 9.11. In each case as specified in this Section 9.11, the Administrative Agent will promptly (and each Lender irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent to), at the Borrower’s expense, execute and deliver to the applicable Loan Party such documents as such Loan Party may reasonably request to evidence the release or subordination of such item of Collateral from the assignment and security interest granted under the Collateral Documents, or to evidence the release of such Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty, in each case in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents and this Section 9.11.

SECTION 9.12. Other Agents; Arrangers and Managers. Except as expressly provided herein, none of the Lenders or other Persons identified on the facing page or signature pages of this Agreement as a “syndication agent,” “documentation agent,” “joint bookrunner” or “joint lead arranger” shall have any right, power, obligation, liability, responsibility or duty under this Agreement other than those applicable to all Lenders as such. Without limiting the foregoing, none of the Lenders or other Persons identified in the first sentence of this Section 9.12 shall have or be deemed to have any fiduciary relationship with any Lender. Each Lender acknowledges that it has not relied, and will not rely, on any of the Lenders or other Persons identified in the first sentence of this Section 9.12 in deciding to enter into this Agreement or in taking or not taking action hereunder.

SECTION 9.13. Appointment of Supplemental Administrative Agents.

(a) It is the purpose of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents that there shall be no violation of any Law of any jurisdiction denying or restricting the right of banking corporations or associations to transact business as agent or trustee in such jurisdiction. It is recognized that in case of litigation under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, and in particular in case of the enforcement of any of the Loan Documents, or in case the Administrative Agent deems that by reason of any present or future Law of any jurisdiction it may not exercise any of the rights, powers or remedies granted herein or in any of the other Loan Documents or take any other action which may be desirable or necessary in connection therewith, the Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to appoint an additional individual or institution selected by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion as a separate trustee, co-trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, administrative sub-agent or administrative co-agent (any such additional individual or institution being referred to herein individually as a “Supplemental Administrative Agent” and collectively as “Supplemental Administrative Agents”).

(b) In the event that the Administrative Agent appoints a Supplemental Administrative Agent with respect to any Collateral, (i) each and every right, power, privilege or duty expressed or intended by this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents to be exercised by or vested in or conveyed to the Administrative Agent with respect to such Collateral shall be exercisable by and vest in such Supplemental Administrative Agent to the extent, and only to the extent, necessary to enable such Supplemental Administrative Agent to exercise such rights, powers and privileges with respect to such Collateral and to perform such duties with respect to such Collateral, and every covenant and obligation contained in the Loan Documents

 

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and necessary to the exercise or performance thereof by such Supplemental Administrative Agent shall run to and be enforceable by either the Administrative Agent or such Supplemental Administrative Agent, and (ii) the provisions of this Article IX and of Sections 10.04 and 10.05 that refer to the Administrative Agent shall inure to the benefit of such Supplemental Administrative Agent and all references therein to the Administrative Agent shall be deemed to be references to the Administrative Agent and/or such Supplemental Administrative Agent, as the context may require.

(c) Should any instrument in writing from any Loan Party be required by any Supplemental Administrative Agent so appointed by the Administrative Agent for more fully and certainly vesting in and confirming to him or it such rights, powers, privileges and duties, the Borrower or Holdings, as applicable, shall, or shall cause such Loan Party to, execute, acknowledge and deliver any and all such instruments promptly upon request by the Administrative Agent. In case any Supplemental Administrative Agent, or a successor thereto, shall die, become incapable of acting, resign or be removed, all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of such Supplemental Administrative Agent, to the extent permitted by Law, shall vest in and be exercised by the Administrative Agent until the appointment of a new Supplemental Administrative Agent.

SECTION 9.14. Intercreditor Agreements. The Administrative Agent is authorized to enter into any Intercreditor Agreement, and the parties hereto acknowledge that the Intercreditor Agreements are binding upon them. Each Lender (a) hereby consents to the subordination of the Liens on the Current Assets Collateral securing the Obligations on the terms set forth in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, (b) hereby agrees that it will be bound by and will take no actions contrary to the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreements and (c) hereby authorizes and instructs the Administrative Agent to enter into the Intercreditor Agreements and to subject the Liens on the Current Assets Collateral securing the Obligations to the provisions of the ABL Intercreditor Agreement. The foregoing provisions are intended as an inducement to the First Lien Secured Parties (as such term is defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement) to extend credit to the Borrower and such First Lien Secured Parties are intended third-party beneficiaries of such provisions and the provisions of the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

ARTICLE X

Miscellaneous

SECTION 10.01. Amendments, Etc. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, no amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (other than the ABL Intercreditor Agreement), and no consent to any departure by the Borrower or any other Loan Party therefrom, shall be effective unless in writing signed by the Required Lenders and the Borrower or the applicable Loan Party, as the case may be, and each such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided that, no such amendment, waiver or consent shall:

(a) extend or increase the Commitment of any Lender without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby (it being understood that a waiver of any condition precedent set forth in Section 4.02 or the waiver of any Default, mandatory

 

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prepayment or mandatory reduction of the Commitments shall not constitute an extension or increase of any Commitment of any Lender);

(b) postpone any date scheduled for, or reduce the amount of, any payment of principal or interest under Section 2.07 or 2.08 without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby, it being understood that the waiver of (or amendment to the terms of) any mandatory prepayment of the Term Loans shall not constitute a postponement of any date scheduled for the payment of principal or interest;

(c) reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan or L/C Borrowing, or (subject to clause (iii) of the second proviso to this Section 10.01) any fees or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby, it being understood that any change to the definitions of Total Leverage Ratio or Senior Secured Leverage Ratio or, in each case, in the component definitions thereof shall not constitute a reduction in the rate of interest; provided that, only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary to amend the definition of “Default Rate” or to waive any obligation of the Borrower to pay interest at the Default Rate;

(d) change any provision of this Section 10.01, the definition of “Required Lenders” or “Pro Rata Share” or any provision of Section 2.05(b)(v)(Y), 2.06(c), 2.13 or 8.03 without the written consent of each Lender affected thereby;

(e) other than in a transaction permitted under Section 7.04 or Section 7.05, release all or substantially all of the Collateral in any transaction or series of related transactions, without the written consent of each Lender;

(f) other than in a transaction permitted under Section 7.04 or Section 7.05, release all or substantially all of the aggregate value of the Guaranty, without the written consent of each Lender;

(g) change the currency in which any Loan is denominated of any Loan without the written consent of the Lender holding such Loans; or

(h) waive any condition set forth in Section 4.02 as to any Credit Extension under any Revolving Credit Facility without the written consent of the Required Facility Lenders under such Facility;

and provided further that (i) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by each L/C Issuer in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of a L/C Issuer under this Agreement or any Issuer Document relating to any Letter of Credit issued or to be issued by it; (ii) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Swing Line Lender in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Swing Line Lender under this Agreement; (iii) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of, or any fees or other amounts payable to, the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (iv) Section 10.07(h) may not be amended, waived or otherwise modified without the consent of each Granting Lender all or any part of whose

 

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Loans are being funded by an SPC at the time of such amendment, waiver or other modification; and (v) the consent of Required Facility Lenders shall be required with respect to any amendment that by its terms adversely affects the rights of Lenders under such Facility in respect of payments hereunder in a manner different than such amendment affects other Facilities. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder, except that the Commitment of such Lender may not be increased or extended without the consent of such Lender (it being understood that any Commitments or Loans held or deemed held by any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for a vote of the Lenders hereunder requiring any consent of the Lenders).

No amendment or waiver of any provision of any Intercreditor Agreement shall be effective unless consented to in writing by the Required Lenders, and each such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement may be amended (or amended and restated) with the written consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (a) to add one or more additional credit facilities to this Agreement and to permit the extensions of credit from time to time outstanding thereunder and the accrued interest and fees in respect thereof to share ratably in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with the Term Loans and the Revolving Credit Loans and the accrued interest and fees in respect thereof and (b) to include appropriately the Lenders holding such credit facilities in any determination of the Required Lenders.

In addition, notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement may be amended with the written consent of the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and the Lenders providing the Replacement Term Loans (as defined below) to permit the refinancing of all outstanding Term Loans (“Refinanced Term Loans”) with replacement term loans (“Replacement Term Loans”) hereunder; provided that (a) the aggregate principal amount of such Replacement Term Loans shall not exceed the aggregate principal amount of such Refinanced Term Loans, (b) the Applicable Rate with respect to such Replacement Term Loans (or similar interest rate spread applicable to such Replacement Term Loans) shall not be higher than the Applicable Rate for such Refinanced Term Loans (or similar interest rate spread applicable to such Refinanced Term Loans) immediately prior to such refinancing, (c) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Replacement Term Loans shall not be shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Refinanced Term Loans at the time of such refinancing (except to the extent of nominal amortization for periods where amortization has been eliminated as a result of prepayment of the Term Loans) and (d) all other terms applicable to such Replacement Term Loans shall be substantially identical to, or less favorable to the Lenders providing such Replacement Term Loans than, those applicable to such Refinanced Term Loans, except to the extent necessary to provide for covenants and other terms applicable to any period after the latest final maturity of the Term Loans in effect immediately prior to such refinancing.

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be, together with this Agreement, amended and waived with the consent of the Administrative Agent at the request of the Borrower without the need to obtain the consent of any other Lender if such amendment or waiver is delivered in order (i) to comply with local Law or advice of local counsel, (ii) to cure ambiguities or defects or (iii) to cause such guarantee, collateral security document or other document to be consistent with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

SECTION 10.02. Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies.

(a) General. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices and other communications provided for hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be in writing (including by facsimile transmission). All such written notices shall be mailed, faxed or delivered to the applicable address, facsimile number or electronic mail address, and all notices and other communications expressly permitted hereunder to be given by telephone shall be made to the applicable telephone number, as follows:

(i) if to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, an L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified for such Person on Schedule 10.02 or to such other address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number as shall be designated by such party in a notice to the other parties; and

(ii) if to any other Lender, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified in its Administrative Questionnaire or to such other address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number as shall be designated by such party in a notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Swing Line Lender.

All such notices and other communications shall be deemed to be given or made upon the earlier to occur of (i) actual receipt by the relevant party hereto and (ii) (A) if delivered by hand or by courier, when signed for by or on behalf of the relevant party hereto; (B) if delivered by mail, four (4) Business Days after deposit in the mails, postage prepaid; (C) if delivered by facsimile, when sent and receipt has been confirmed by telephone; and (D) if delivered by electronic mail (which form of delivery is subject to the provisions of Section 10.02(c)), when delivered; provided that notices and other communications to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Article II shall not be effective until actually received by such Person. In no event shall a voice mail message be effective as a notice, communication or confirmation hereunder.

(b) Effectiveness of Facsimile Documents and Signatures. Loan Documents may be transmitted and/or signed by facsimile or other electronic communication. The effectiveness of any such documents and signatures shall, subject to applicable Law, have the same force and effect as manually signed originals and shall be binding on all Loan Parties, the Agents and the Lenders.

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Notices and Swing Line Loan Notices) purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower even if (i) such notices were not made in a manner specified herein, were incomplete or were not preceded or followed by any other form of notice specified herein, or (ii) the terms thereof, as understood by the recipient, varied from any confirmation thereof. The Borrower shall indemnify each Agent-Related Person and each Lender from all losses, costs, expenses and liabilities resulting from the reliance by such Person on each notice purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Person, as determined by the final non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. All telephonic notices to the Administrative Agent may be recorded by the Administrative Agent, and each of the parties hereto hereby consents to such recording.

(d) The Platform and any electronic communications are provided “as is” and “as available.” None of the Agent-Related Persons warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the Platform or any electronic communications and each expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the Platform and any electronic communication.

SECTION 10.03. No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies. No failure by any Lender or the Administrative Agent to exercise, and no delay by any such Person in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege. The rights, remedies, powers and privileges herein provided, and provided under each other Loan Document, are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by Law.

SECTION 10.04. Attorney Costs and Expenses. The Borrower agrees (a) if the Closing Date occurs, to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent, each Documentation Agent, the Joint Bookrunners and the Arrangers for all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation, negotiation, syndication and execution of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and any amendment, waiver, consent or other modification of the provisions hereof and thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated thereby are consummated), and the consummation and administration of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including all Attorney Costs of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and one local and foreign counsel in each relevant jurisdiction, and (b) to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with the enforcement of any rights or remedies under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (including all such costs and expenses incurred during any legal proceeding, including any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, and including all Attorney Costs of one counsel to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (and one local counsel in each applicable jurisdiction and, in the event of any actual conflict or interest, one additional counsel of the affected parties)). The agreements in this Section 10.04 shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations. All amounts due under this Section 10.04 shall be paid promptly following receipt by the Borrower of an invoice relating thereto setting forth such expenses in reasonable detail. If any Loan Party fails to pay when due any costs, expenses or other amounts payable by it hereunder or under any Loan Document, such amount may be paid on behalf of such Loan Party by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.

 

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SECTION 10.05. Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent, each Lender, each other Agent and their respective Affiliates, directors, officers, members, employees, agents, trustees or advisors (collectively the “Indemnitees”) from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, demands, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses and disbursements (including Attorney Costs) of any kind or nature whatsoever which may at any time be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against any such Indemnitee in any way relating to or arising out of or in connection with (a) the execution, delivery, enforcement, performance or administration of any Loan Document or any other agreement, letter or instrument delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby or the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, (b) any Commitment, Loan or Letter of Credit or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by an L/C Issuer to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), or (c) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property currently or formerly owned or operated by the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party, or any Environmental Liability arising out of the activities or operations of the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party, or (d) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory (including any investigation of, preparation for, or defense of any pending or threatened claim, investigation, litigation or proceeding) and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto (all the foregoing, collectively, the “Indemnified Liabilities”); provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, demands, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements resulted from (x) the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct, as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, of such Indemnitee or of any affiliate, director, officer, member, employee or agent of such Indemnitee or (y) a breach of any obligations under any Loan Document by such Indemnitee or of any affiliate, director, officer, employee or agent of such Indemnitee, as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. To the extent that the undertakings to indemnify and hold harmless set forth in this Section 10.05 may be unenforceable in whole or in part because they are violative of any applicable law or public policy, the Borrower shall contribute the maximum portion that it is permitted to pay and satisfy under applicable law to the payment and satisfaction of all Indemnified Liabilities incurred by the Indemnitees or any of them. No Indemnitee shall be liable for any damages arising from the use by others of any information or other materials obtained through IntraLinks or other similar information transmission systems in connection with this Agreement, nor shall any Indemnitee or any Loan Party have any liability for any special, punitive, indirect or consequential damages relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or arising out of its activities in connection herewith or therewith (whether before or after the Closing Date). In the case of an investigation, litigation or other proceeding to which the indemnity in this Section 10.05 applies, such indemnity shall be effective whether or not such investigation, litigation or proceeding is brought by any Loan Party, its directors, stockholders or creditors or an Indemnitee or any other Person, whether or not any Indemnitee is otherwise a party thereto and whether or not any of the transactions contemplated hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents is consummated. All amounts due under this Section 10.05 shall be paid within 20 Business Days after written demand therefor. The agreements in this

 

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Section 10.05 shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the replacement of any Lender, the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all the other Obligations.

SECTION 10.06. Payments Set Aside. To the extent that any payment by or on behalf of the Borrower is made to any Agent or any Lender, or any Agent or any Lender exercises its right of setoff, and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such Agent or such Lender in its discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise, then (a) to the extent of such recovery, the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred, and (b) each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent upon demand its applicable share of any amount so recovered from or repaid by any Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect.

SECTION 10.07. Successors and Assigns.

(a) The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that ne