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AMENDMENT OF COMMERCIAL CREDIT AGREEMENT
This Amendment of Commercial Credit Agreement ("Amendment") is made and entered
into this 30th day of November, 1995 by and between SANWA BANK CALIFORNIA (the
"Bank") and GISH BIOMEDICAL, INC. (the "Borrower") with respect to the
This Amendment shall be deemed to be a part of and subject to that certain
commercial credit agreement between the parties hereto and dated as of October
31, 1994, as it may have been or be amended from time to time, and any and all
addenda, riders, exhibits and schedules thereto (collectively, the
"Agreement"). Unless otherwise defined herein, all terms used in this Amendment
shall have the same meanings as in the Agreement. To the extent that any of the
terms or provisions of this Amendment conflict with those contained in the
Agreement, the terms and provisions contained herein shall control.
WHEREAS, the Borrower and the Bank mutually desire to extend, amend and/or
modify the Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, for value received and hereby acknowledged, the Borrower and
the Bank agree as follows:
1. REVISED REPAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL. The date of "November 30, 1995" contained
in Section 2.02D of the Agreement (entitled "Repayment of Principal") is
modified and amended to be "October 31, 1997".
2. REVISED EXPIRATION OF THE LINE OF CREDIT FACILITY. The date of "November
30, 1995" contained in Section 2.02H of the Agreement (entitled "Expiration of
the Line of Credit Facility") is modified and amended to be "October 31, 1997".
3. REVISED INTERIM STATEMENTS. Section 6.08A of the Agreement (entitled
"Interim Statements") is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the
following "6.08A. Interim Statements. Not later than 45 days after the end of
each fiscal quarter, the Borrower's financial statement and 10Q report as of
the end of such fiscal quarter.
4. REVISED RECEIVABLES AND PAYABLES AGINGS. Section 6.08B of the Agreement
(entitled "Receivables and Payables Agings") is hereby deleted in its entirety.
5. REVISED COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. Section 6.17
of the Agreement (entitled "Compensation of Executives, Officers and
Directors") is hereby deleted in its entirety.
6. REVISED CAPITAL EXPENSES. Section 6.20 of the Agreement (entitled "Capital
Expenses") is hereby deleted in its entirety.
7. REVISED PERMITTED ACQUISITION. The year "1994" and the dollar amount of
"$2,000,000.00" contained in Section 6.21 of the Agreement (entitled "Permitted
Acquisition") are hereby amended to be the year "1996" and the dollar amount
8. OUT OF DEBT PERIOD. A new Section 6.24 is hereby added to the Agreement
which shall read as follows: "6.24. Out of Debt Period. During each fiscal year
of the Borrower, the Borrower shall not permit to be outstanding any
indebtedness under the Line of Credit provided for in Section 2.02 above for a
period of at least 30 consecutive calendar days".
9. INCORPORATION INTO AGREEMENTS. On and after the effective date of this
Amendment, each reference in the Agreement to "this Agreement", "hereunder",
"hereof", "herein" or words of like import referring to the Agreement shall
mean and be referenced to the Agreement as amended by this Amendment.
10. NO WAIVER. The execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment
shall not, except as expressly provided herein, constitute a waiver of any
provision of, or operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of the Bank
under, the Agreement.
11. CONFIRMATION OF OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Except as specifically
provided in this Amendment, all other terms, conditions and covenants of the
Agreement which are unaffected by this Amendment shall remain unchanged and
shall continue in full force and effect and the Borrower hereby covenants and
agrees to perform and observe all terms, covenants and agreements provided for
in the Agreement, as hereby amended.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been executed by the parties hereto as
of the date first hereinabove written.
SANWA BANK CALIFORNIA GISH BIOMEDICAL, INC.
By: /s/ Sandra Rush By: /s/ Jerome M. Miller
Sandra Rush, Authorized Officer Jerome M. Miller, Vice President/
Chief Financial Officer
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LINE OF CREDIT AGREEMENT
This Line of Credit Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into this 31st
day of October, 1994 by and between SANWA BANK CALIFORNIA (the "Bank") and GISH
BIOMEDICAL, INC. (the "Borrower").
1.01. CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS. Unless elsewhere defined in this Agreement the
following terms shall have the following meanings (such meanings to be
generally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined):
A. "ADVANCE" shall mean an advance to the Borrower under any line of credit
facility or similar facility provided for in Section II of this Agreement
which provides for draws by the Borrower against an established credit
B. "BUSINESS DAY" shall mean a day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, on
which commercial banks are open for business in California.
C. "COLLATERAL" shall mean the property in which the Bank is granted a
security interest pursuant to provisions of the section herein entitled
"Collateral", together with any other personal or real property in which
the Bank may be granted a lien or security interest to secure payment of
D. "DEBT" shall mean all liabilities of the Borrower less Subordinated
E. "EFFECTIVE TANGIBLE NET WORTH" shall mean the Borrower's stated net
worth plus Subordinated Debt but less all intangible assets of the Borrower
(i.e., goodwill, trademarks, patents, copyrights, organization expense and
similar intangible items).
F. "ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS" shall mean all claims, however asserted, by any
governmental authority or other person alleging potential liability or
responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law or for release or
injury to the environment or threat to public health, personal injury
(including sickness, disease or death), property damage, natural resources
damage, or otherwise alleging liability or responsibility for damages
(punitive or otherwise), cleanup, removal, remedial or response costs,
restitution, civil or criminal penalties, injunctive relief, or other type
of relief, resulting from or based upon (i) the presence, placement,
discharge, emission or release (including intentional and unintentional,
negligent and non-negligent, sudden or non-sudden, accidental or
non-accidental placement, spills, leaks, discharges, emissions or releases)
of any Hazardous Materials at, in, or from property owned, operated or
controlled by the Borrower, or (ii) any other circumstances forming the
basis of any violation, or alleged violation, of any Environmental Law.
G. "ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS" shall mean all federal, state or local laws,
statutes, common law duties, rules, regulations, ordinances and codes,
together with all administrative orders, directed duties, requests,
licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any
governmental authorities, in each case relating to environmental, health,
safety and land use matters; including the Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 ("CERCLA"), the Clean Air
Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, the Solid Waste
Disposal Act, the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Toxic
Substances Control Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
Act, the California Hazardous Waste Control Law, the California Solid Waste
Management, Resource, Recovery and Recycling Act, the California Water Code
and the California Health and Safety Code.
H. "ERISA" shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974,
as amended from time to time, including (unless the context otherwise
requires) any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
I. "EVENT OF DEFAULT" shall have the meaning set forth in the section
herein entitled "Events of Default".
J. "HAZARDOUS MATERIALS" shall mean all those substances which are
regulated by, or which may form the basis of liability under any
Environmental Law, including all substances identified under any
Environmental Law as a pollutant, contaminant, hazardous waste, hazardous
constituent, special waste, hazardous substance, hazardous material, or
toxic substance, or petroleum or petroleum derived substance or waste.
K. "INDEBTEDNESS" shall mean, with respect to the Borrower, (i) all
indebtedness for borrowed money or for the deferred purchase price of
property or services in respect of which the Borrower is liable,
contingently or otherwise, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise, or in
respect of which the Borrower otherwise assures a creditor against loss and
(ii) obligations under leases which shall have been or should be, in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, reported as
capital leases in respect of which the Borrower is liable, contingently or
otherwise, or in respect of which the Borrower otherwise assures a creditor
L. "OBLIGATIONS" shall mean all amounts owing by the Borrower to the Bank
pursuant to this Agreement including, but not limited to, the unpaid
principal amount of Advances.
M. "PERMITTED LIENS" shall mean: (i) liens and security interests securing
indebtedness owed by the Borrower to the Bank; (ii) liens for taxes,
assessments or similar charges either not yet due or being contested in
good faith, provided proper reserves are maintained therefor in accordance
with generally accepted accounting procedure; (iii) liens of materialmen,
mechanics, warehousemen, or carriers or other like liens arising in the
ordinary course of business and securing obligations which are not yet
delinquent; (iv) purchase money liens or purchase money security interests
upon or in any property acquired or held by the Borrower in the ordinary
course of business to secure indebtedness outstanding on the date hereof or
permitted to be incurred pursuant to this Agreement; (v) liens and security
interests which, as of the date hereof, have been disclosed to and approved
by the Bank in writing; and (vi) those liens and security interests which
in the aggregate constitute an immaterial and insignificant monetary amount
with respect to the net value of the Borrower's assets.
N. "REFERENCE RATE" shall mean an index for a variable interest rate which
is quoted, published or announced from time to time by the Bank as its
reference rate and as to which loans may be made by the Bank at, below or
above such reference rate.
O. "SUBORDINATED DEBT" shall mean such liabilities of the Borrower which
have been subordinated to those owed to the Bank in a manner acceptable to
1.02. ACCOUNTING TERMS. All references to financial statements, assets,
liabilities, and similar accounting items not specifically defined herein shall
mean such financial statements or such items prepared or determined in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied
and, except where otherwise specified, all financial data submitted pursuant to
this Agreement shall be prepared in accordance with such principles.
1.03. OTHER TERMS. Other terms not otherwise defined shall have the meanings
attributed to such terms in the California Uniform Commercial Code.
2.01. COMMITMENT TO LEND. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement
and so long as no Event of Default occurs, the Bank agrees to extend to the
Borrower the credit accommodations that follow.
2.02. LINE OF CREDIT FACILITY. The Bank agrees to make loans and Advances to
the Borrower, upon the Borrower's request therefor made prior to the Expiration
Date (as defined below in this Section 2.02), up to a total principal amount
from time to time outstanding of not more than $2,000,000.00. Within the
foregoing limits, the Borrower may borrow, partially or wholly prepay, and
reborrow under this Line of Credit facility.
A. PURPOSE. Advances made under this Line of Credit shall be used for
working capital purposes.
B. INTEREST RATE. Interest shall accrue on the outstanding principal
balance of Advances under this Line of Credit at a variable rate equal to
the Bank's Reference Rate, per annum as it may change from time to time.
(Such rate is referred to this Section 2.02 as the "Variable Rate".) The
Variable Rate shall be adjusted concurrently with any change in the
Reference Rate. Interest shall be calculated on the basis of 360 days per
year but charged on the actual number of days elapsed.
C. PAYMENT OF INTEREST. The Borrower hereby promises and agrees to pay
interest monthly on the last day of each month, commencing on November 30,
D. REPAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL. Unless sooner due in accordance with the terms
of this Agreement, on October 31, 1995 the Borrower hereby promises and
agrees to pay to the Bank in full the aggregate unpaid principal balance
of all Advances then outstanding, together with all accrued and unpaid
Any payment received by the Bank shall, at the Bank's option, first be
applied to pay any late fees or other fees then due and unpaid, and then
to interest then due and unpaid and the remainder thereof (if any) shall
be applied to reduce principal.
E. LATE FEE. If any regularly scheduled payment of principal and/or
interest (exclusive of the final payment upon maturity), or any portion
thereof, under this Line of Credit is not paid within ten (10) calendar
days after it is due, a late payment charge equal to fine percent (5%) of
such past due payment may be assessed and shall be immediately payable.
F. MAKING LINE ADVANCES/NOTICE OF BORROWING. Each Advance made hereunder
shall be conclusively deemed to have been made at the request of and for
the benefit of the Borrower (i) when credited to any deposit account of
the Borrower maintained with the Bank or (ii) when paid in accordance with
the Borrower's written instructions. Subject to any other requirements set
forth in this Agreement, Advances shall be made by the Bank upon
telephonic or written notice received from the Borrower in form acceptable
to the Bank, which notice shall be received not later than 2:00 p.m.
(California Time) on the date specified for such Advance, which date shall
be a Business Day. Requests for Advances received after such time may, at
the Bank's option, be deemed to be a request for the Advance to be make on
the next succeeding Business Day.
G. AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS - AUTHORIZATION TO CHARGE ACCOUNT. The Borrower
hereby authorizes and instructs the Bank to charge regularly scheduled
payments of interest under this Line of Credit facility against the
undersigned's checking account number 1095-00017 on a monthly basis
commencing on November 30, 1994, and to credit such amounts towards
payments due under this Line of Credit facility. In the event there are
not sufficient funds in such account on the day of the charge, the Bank is
hereby authorized, at any time thereafter, to deduct, in additional to the
amount indicated above, a late charge in accordance with the terms of this
Line of Credit facility. This authorization shall remain in full force and
effect until revoked by the undersigned in writing, or until all amounts
due the Bank under this Line of Credit facility are paid in full;
provided however that the Bank reserves the right, at any time, to
discontinue or suspend the taking of automatic payments hereunder.
H. EXPIRATION OF THE LINE OF CREDIT FACILITY. Unless earlier terminated in
accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the Bank's commitment to make
Advances to the Borrower hereunder shall automatically expire on October
31, 1995 (the "Expiration Date"), and the Bank shall be under no further
obligation to advance any monies thereafter.
I. LINE ACCOUNT. The Bank shall maintain on its books a record of account
in which the Bank shall make entries for each Advance and such other
debits and credits as shall be appropriate in connection with the Line of
Credit facility (the "Line Account"). The Bank shall provide the Borrower
with a monthly statement of the Borrower's Line Account, which statement
shall be considered to be correct and conclusively binding on the Borrower
unless the Bank is notified by the Borrower to the contrary within thirty
(30) days after the Borrower's receipt of any such statement which is
deemed to be incorrect.
J. AMOUNTS PAYABLE ON DEMAND. If the Borrower fails to pay on demand any
amount so payable under this Agreement, the Bank may, at its option and
without any obligation to do so and without waiving any default occasioned
by the Borrower's failure to pay such amount, create an Advance in an
amount equal to the amount so payable, which Advance shall thereafter bear
interest as provided under this Line of Credit facility.
In addition, the Borrower hereby authorizes the Bank, if and to the extent
payment owed to the Bank under this Line of Credit facility is not made
when due, to charge, from time to time, against any or all of the deposit
accounts maintained by the Borrower with the Bank any amount so due.
3.01. GRANT OF SECURITY INTEREST. To secure payment and performance of all of
the Borrower's Obligations under this Agreement and the performance of all the
terms, covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement (and any and all
modifications, extensions and renewals of the Agreement) and in any other
document, instrument or agreement evidencing or related to the Obligations or
the Collateral, and also to secure all other liabilities, loans, guarantees,
covenants and duties owned by the Borrower to the Bank, whether or not evidenced
by this or by any other agreement, absolute or contingent, due or to become due,
now existing or hereafter and howsoever created, the Borrower hereby grants to
the Bank a security interest in and to all of the following property:
A. EQUIPMENT. All goods and equipment ("Equipment") now owned or
hereafter acquired by the Borrower or in which the Borrower now has or
may hereafter acquire any interest including, but not limited to, all
machinery, furniture, furnishings, fixtures, tools, supplies and motor
vehicles of every kind and description and all additions, accessions,
improvements, replacements and substitutions thereto and thereof.
B. INVENTORY. All inventory ("Inventory") now owned or hereafter
acquired by the Borrower including, but not limited to, all raw
materials, work in process, finished goods, merchandise, parts and
supplies of every kind and description, including inventory temporarily
out of the Borrower's custody or possession, together with all returns
C. ACCOUNTS AND CONTRACT RIGHTS. All accounts and contract rights now
owned or hereafter created or acquired by the Borrower, including but
not limited to, all receivables and all rights and benefits due to the
Borrower under any contract or agreement.
D. GENERAL INTANGIBLES. All general intangibles now owned or hereafter
created or acquired by the Borrower, including but not limited to,
goodwill, trademarks, trade styles, trade names, patents, patent
applications, software, customer lists and business records.
E. CHATTEL PAPER AND DOCUMENTS. All documents, instruments and chattel
paper now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrower.
F. MONIES AND OTHER PROPERTY IN POSSESSION. All monies; and property of
the Borrower now or hereafter in the possession of the Bank or the
Bank's agents, or any one of them, including but not limited to, all
deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds, indentures,
warrants, options and other negotiable and non-negotiable securities and
instruments, together with all stock rights, rights to subscribe,
liquidating dividends, cash dividends, payments, dividends paid in
stock, new securities or other property to which the Borrower may become
entitled to receive on account of such property.
3.02. CONTINUING LIEN & PROCEEDS. The Bank's security interest in the
Collateral shall be a continuing lien and shall include all proceeds and
products of the Collateral including, but not limited to, the proceeds of any
insurance thereon as well as all accounts, contract rights, documents,
instruments and chattel paper resulting from the sale or disposition of any
3.03. EXCLUSION OF CONSUMER DEBT. The Obligations and performance secured
hereby shall not include any indebtedness of the Borrower incurred for
personal, family or household purposes except to the extent any disclosure
required under any consumer protection law (including but not limited to
the Truth in Lending Act) or any regulation thereto, as now existing or
hereafter amended, is or has been given.
4.01. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE INITIAL EXTENSION OF CREDIT AND/OR FIRST
ADVANCE. The obligation of the Bank to make the initial extension of credit
and/or the first Advance hereunder is subject to the conditions precedent that
the Bank shall have received before the date of such extension of credit and/or
the first Advance all of the following, in form and substance satisfactory to
A. AUTHORITY TO BORROWER. Evidence relating to the duly given approval
and authorization of the execution, delivery and performance of this
Agreement, all other documents, instruments and agreements required
under this Agreement and all other actions to be taken by the Borrower
hereunder or thereunder.
B. LOAN FEES. Evidence that any required loan fees and expenses as set
forth above with respect to each credit facility have been paid or
provided for by the Borrower.
C. AUDIT. The opportunity to conduct an audit of the Borrower's books,
records and operations and the Bank shall be satisfied as to the
D. MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. Such other documents, instruments,
agreements and opinions as are necessary, or as the Bank may reasonably
require, to consummate the transactions contemplated under this
Agreement, are fully executed.
4.02 CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO ALL EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT AND/OR ADVANCES. The
obligation of the Bank to make any extensions of credit and/or each Advance to
or on account of the Borrower (including the initial extension of credit and/or
the first Advance) shall be subject to the further conditions precedent that,
as of the date of each extension of credit or Advance and after the making of
such extension of credit or Advance.
A. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. The representations and warranties
set forth in the Section entitled "Representations and Warranties"
herein and in any other document, instrument, agreement or certificate
delivered to the Bank hereunder are true and correct.
B. COLLATERAL. The security interest in the Collateral has been duly
authorized, created and perfected with first priority and is in full
force and effect and the Bank has been provided with satisfactory
evidence of all filings necessary to establish such perfection and
C. EVENT OF DEFAULT. No event has occurred and is continuing which
constitutes, or, with the lapse of time or giving of notice or both,
would constitute an Event of Default.
D. SUBSEQUENT APPROVALS, ETC. The Bank shall have received such
supplemental approvals, opinions or documents as the Bank may reasonably
4.03. REAFFIRMATION OF STATEMENTS. For the purposes hereof, the Borrower's
acceptance of the proceeds of any extension of credit and the Borrower's
execution of any document or instrument evidencing or creating any Obligation
hereunder shall each be deemed to constitute the Borrower's representation and
the statements set forth above in this Section are true and correct.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Borrower hereby makes the following representations and warranties to the
Bank, which representations and warranties are continuing:
5.01. STATUS. The Borrower is a corporation duly organized and validly
existing under the laws of the State of California and is properly licensed,
qualified to do business and in good standing in, and, where necessary to
maintain the Borrower's rights and privileges, has complied with the fictitious
name statute of every jurisdiction in which the Borrower is doing business.
5.02. AUTHORITY. The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of
this Agreement and any instrument, document or agreement required hereunder
have been duly authorized and do not and will not: (i) violate any provision of
any law, rule, regulation, writ, judgment or injunction presently in effect
affecting the Borrower; (ii) require any consent or approval of the
stockholders of the Borrower or violate any provision of the articles of
incorporation or by-laws of the Borrower; or (iii) result in a breach of or
constitute a default under any material agreement to which the Borrower is a
party or by which it or its properties may be bound or affected.
5.03. LEGAL EFFECT. This Agreement constitutes, and any document, instrument
or agreement required hereunder when delivered will constitute, legal, valid
and binding obligations of the Borrower enforceable against the Borrower in
accordance with their respective terms.
5.04. FICTITIOUS TRADE STYLES. The Borrower currently uses no fictitious
trade styles in connection with its business operations. The Borrower shall
notify the Bank within thirty (30) days of the use of any fictitious trade
style at any future date, indicating the trade style and state(s) of its use.
5.05. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. All financial statements, information and other
data which may have been and which may hereafter be submitted by the Borrower
to the Bank are true, accurate and correct and have been and will be prepared
in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently
applied and accurately represent the Borrower's financial condition and, as
applicable, the other information disclosed therein. Since the most recent
submission of any such financial statement, information or other data to the
Bank, the Borrower represents and warrants that no material adverse change in
the Borrower's financial condition or operations has occurred which has not
been fully disclosed to the Bank in writing.
5.06. LITIGATION. Except as have been disclosed to the Bank in writing, there
are no actions, suits or proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of the
Borrower, threatened against or affecting the Borrower or the Borrower's
properties before any court or administrative agency which, if determined
adversely to the Borrower, would have a material effect on the Borrower's
financial condition, operations or the Collateral.
5.07. TITLE TO ASSETS. The Borrower has good and marketable title to all of
its assets (including, but not limited to, the Collateral) and the same are not
subject to any security interest, encumbrance, lien or claim of any third
person except for Permitted Liens.
5.08. ERISA. If the Borrower has a pension, profit sharing or retirement plan
subject to ERISA, such plan has been and will continue to be funded in
accordance with its terms and otherwise complies with and continues to comply
with the requirements of ERISA.
5.09. TAXES. The Borrower has filed all tax returns required to be filed and
paid all taxes shown thereon to be due, including interest and penalties, other
than taxes which are currently payable without penalty or interest or those
which are being duly contested in good faith.
5.10. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE. The operations of the Borrower comply, and
during the term of this Agreement will at all times comply, in all respects with
all Environmental Laws; the Borrower has obtained licenses, permits,
authorizations and registrations required under any Environmental Law
("Environmental Permits") and necessary for its ordinary operations, all such
Environmental Permits are in good standing, and the Borrower is in compliance
with all material terms and conditions of such Environmental Permits; neither
the Borrower nor any of its present properties or operations are subject to any
outstanding written order from or agreement with any governmental authority nor
subject to any judicial or docketed administrative proceeding, respecting any
Environmental Law, Environmental Claim or Hazardous Material; there are no
Hazardous Materials or other conditions or circumstances existing, or arising
from operations prior to the date of this Agreement, with respect to any
property of the Borrower that would reasonably be expected to give rise to
Environmental Claims; provided however, that with respect to property leased
from an unrelated third party, the foregoing representation is made to the best
knowledge of the Borrower. In addition, (i) the Borrower does not have or
maintain any underground storage tanks which are not properly registered or
permitted under applicable Environmental Laws or which are leaking or disposing
of Hazardous Materials off-site, and (ii) the Borrower has notified all of its
employees of the existence, if any, of any health hazard arising from the
conditions of their employment and have met all notification requirements under
Title III of CERCLA and all other Environmental Laws.
The Borrower covenants and agrees that, during the term of this Agreement, and
to long thereafter as the Borrower is indebted to the Bank under this
Agreement, the Borrower shall, unless the Bank otherwise consents in writing:
6.01. PRESERVATION OF EXISTENCE; COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. Maintain
and preserve its existence and all rights and privileges now enjoyed; not
liquidate or dissolve, merge or consolidate with or into, or acquire any other
business organization; and conduct its business in accordance with all
applicable laws, rules and regulations.
6.02. MAINTENANCE OF INSURANCE. Maintain insurance in such amounts and
covering such risks as is usually carried by companies engaged in similar
businesses and owning similar properties in the same general areas in which the
Borrower operates and maintain such other insurance and coverages as may be
required by the Bank. All such insurance shall be in form and amount and with
companies satisfactory to the Bank. With respect to insurance covering
properties in which the Bank maintains a security interest or lien, such
insurance shall be in an amount not less than the full replacement value
thereof, at the Bank's request, shall name the Bank as loss payee pursuant to a
loss payable endorsement satisfactory to the Bank and shall not be altered or
canceled except upon ten (10) days' prior
written notice to the Bank. Upon the Bank's request, the Borrower shall
furnish the Bank with the original policy or binder of all such insurance.
6.03. MAINTENANCE OF COLLATERAL AND OTHER PROPERTIES. Except for Permitted
Liens, the Borrower shall keep and maintain the Collateral free and clear of
all levies, liens, encumbrances and security interests (including but not
limited to, any lien of attachment, judgement or execution) and defend the
Collateral against any such levy, lien, encumbrance or security interest;
comply with all laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to the Collateral and
its use and operation; execute, file and record such statements, notices and
agreements, take such actions and obtain such certificates and other documents
as necessary to perfect, evidence and continue the Bank's security interest in
the Collateral and the priority thereof; maintain accurate and complete records
of the Collateral which show all sales, claims and allowances; and properly
care for, house, store and maintain the Collateral in good condition, free of
misuse, abuse and deterioration, other than normal wear and tear. The Borrower
may also maintain and preserve all its properties in good working order and
condition in accordance with the general practice of other businesses of
similar character and size, ordinary wear and tear excepted.
6.04. LOCATION AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT.
A. LOCATION. The Equipment shall at all times be in the Borrower's
physical possession, shall not be held for sale or lease and shall be
kept only at the following location(s): 2681 Kelvin Avenue, Irvine, CA
The Borrower shall not secrete, abandon or remove, or permit the removal
of, the Equipment, or any part thereof, from the location(s) shown above
or remove or permit to be removed any accessories now or hereafter
placed upon the Equipment.
B. EQUIPMENT SCHEDULES. Upon the Bank's demand, the Borrower shall
immediately provide the Bank with a complete and accurate description of
the Equipment, including, as applicable, the make, model,
identification number and serial number of each item of Equipment. In
addition, the Borrower shall immediately notify the Bank of the
acquisition of any new or additional Equipment or the replacement of any
existing Equipment and shall supply the Bank with a complete description
of any such additional or replacement Equipment.
C. MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT. The Borrower shall, at the Borrower's
sole cost and expense, keep and maintain the Equipment in a good state
of repair and shall not destroy, misuse, abuse, illegally use or be
negligent in the care of the Equipment or any part thereof. The Borrower
shall not remove, destroy, obliterate, change, cover, paint, deface or
alter the name plates, serial numbers, labels or other distinguishing
numbers or identification marks placed upon the Equipment or any part
thereof by or on behalf of the manufacturer, any dealer or rebuilder
thereof, or the Bank. The Borrower shall not be released from any
liability to the Bank hereunder because of any injury to or loss or
destruction of the Equipment. The Borrower shall allow the Bank and its
representatives free access to and the right to inspect the Equipment at
all times and shall comply with the terms and conditions of any leases
covering the real property on which the Equipment is located and any
orders, ordinances, laws, regulations or rules of any federal, state or
municipal agency or authority having jurisdiction of such real property
or the conduct of business of the persons having control or possession
of the Equipment.
D. FIXTURES. The Equipment is not now and shall not at any time
hereafter be so affixed to the real property on which it is located as
to become a fixture or a part thereof. The Equipment is now and shall at
all times hereafter be and remain personal property of the Borrower.
6.05. LOCATION AND QUALITY OF INVENTORY. The inventory (i) is now and shall
at all times hereafter be of good and merchantable quality and free from
defects; (ii) is not now and shall not at any time hereafter be stored with a
bailee, warehouseman or similar party without the Bank's prior written consent
and, in such event, the Borrower will concurrently therewith cause any such
bailee, warehouseman or similar party to issue and deliver to the Bank, in form
acceptable to the Bank, warehouse receipts in the Bank's name evidencing the
storage of inventory; (iii) shall at all times be in the Borrower's physical
possession, (iv) shall not be held by others on consignment, sale on approval,
or sale or return; and (v) shall be kept only at the following location(s): 2681
Kelvin Avenue, Irvine, CA 92714.
6.06. PAYMENT OF OBLIGATIONS AND TAXES. Make timely payment of all
assessments and taxes and all of its liabilities and obligations including, but
not limited to, trade payables, unless the same are being contested in good
faith by appropriate proceedings with the appropriate court or regulatory
agency. For purposes hereof, the Borrower's issuance of a check, draft or
similar instrument without delivery to the intended payee shall not constitute
6.07. INSPECTION RIGHTS. At any reasonable time and from time to time permit
the Bank or any representative thereof to examine and make copies of the records
and visit the properties of the Borrower and to discuss the business and
operations of the Borrower with any employee or representative thereof. If the
Borrower now or at any time hereafter maintains any records (including, but not
limited to, computer generated records and computer programs for the generation
of such records) in the possession of a third party, the Borrower hereby agrees
to notify such third party to permit the Bank free access to such records at all
reasonable times and to provide the Bank with copies of any records it may
request, all at the Borrower's expense, the amount of which shall be payable
immediately upon demand. In addition, the Bank may, at any reasonable time and
from time to time, conduct inspections and audits of the Collateral and the
Borrower's accounts payable, the cost and expenses of which shall be paid by the
Borrower to the Bank upon demand.
6.08. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. Deliver or cause to be delivered to the Bank in
form and detail satisfactory to the Bank:
A. INTERIM STATEMENTS. Not later than 45 days after the end of each
fiscal quarter, the Borrower's financial statement as of the end of
such fiscal quarter.
B. RECEIVABLES AND PAYABLES AGINGS. Not later than 10 days after the
end of each fiscal quarter, an aging of accounts receivable and an
aging of accounts payable.
C. ANNUAL STATEMENTS. Not later than 90 days after the end of each of
the Borrower's fiscal years, a copy of the annual CPA audited financial
statements and 10K Report of the Borrower for such year.
D. OTHER INFORMATION. Promptly upon the Bank's request, such other
information pertaining to the Borrower, the Collateral, or any Guarantor
as the Bank may reasonably request.
6.09. PAYMENT OF DIVIDENDS. The Borrower shall not declare or pay any
dividends on any class of stock now or hereafter outstanding except dividends
payable solely in the corporation's capital stock.
6.11. ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS. Not after the date hereof, create, incur or
assume, directly or indirectly, any liability or indebtedness other than (i)
indebtedness owed or to be owed to the Bank or (ii) indebtedness to trade
creditors incurred in the ordinary course of the Borrower's business.
6.12. LOANS. Not make any loans or advances or extend credit to any third
person, including, but not limited to, directors, officers, shareholders,
partners, employees, affiliated entities or subsidiaries of the Borrower,
except for credit extended in the ordinary course of the Borrower's business as
presently conducted and except up to an aggregate amount not exceeding
$150,000.00 in any one fiscal year.
6.13. LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES. Not create, assume or permit to exist any
security interest, encumbrance, mortgage, deed of trust or other lien
(including, but not limited to, a lien of attachment, judgment or execution)
affecting any of the Borrower's properties, or execute or allow to be filed any
financing statement or continuation thereof affecting any such properties,
except for Permitted Liens or as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
6.14. TRANSFER ASSETS. Not sell, contract for sale, transfer, convey, assign,
lease or sublet any assets of the Borrower, including, but not limited to, the
Collateral, except in the ordinary course of business as presently conducted by
the borrower, and then, only for full, fair and reasonable consideration.
6.15. CHANGE IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS. Not make any material change in the
Borrower's financial structure or in the nature of the Borrower's business as
existing or conducted as of the date of this Agreement.
6.16. FINANCIAL CONDITION. Maintain at all times:
A. NET WORTH. A minimum Effective Tangible Net Worth of not less than
B. DEBT TO NET WORTH RATIO. A Debt to Effective Tangible Net Worth ratio
of not more than 1.00 to 1.00.
C. MINIMUM WORKING CAPITAL. A minimum working capital amount of not less
D. CURRENT RATIO. A ratio of current assets to current liabilities of not
less than 2.00 to 1.00.
6.17. COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. Not increase total
compensation (which is defined herein to include, but not be limited to,
salaries, withdrawals, fees, bonuses, and commissions) to all of the Borrower's
executives, officers and directors during any fiscal year by more than 50.00%
of the total compensation paid in the prior fiscal year.
6.18. COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES. Compensate the employees of the Borrower for
services rendered at an hourly rate at least equal to the minimum hourly rate
prescribed by any applicable federal or state law or regulation.
6.19. RENTALS. Not incur additional liability (in addition to that incurred as
of the date of this Agreement) for the payment of, or pay, rentals for the
renting, leasing or use of any real or personal property.
6.20. CAPITAL EXPENSES. Not make any fixed capital expenditures or any
commitment therefor, including, but not limited to, incurring liability for
uses which would be, in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, reported as capital leases, or purchase any real or personal
property except for expenditures in an aggregate amount not exceeding
$1,000,000.00 excluding product molds.
6.21. PERMITTED ACQUISITION. Notwithstanding anything contained in Section
6.01 of this Agreement, the Borrower may, without prior approval of the Bank,
acquire in the 1994 fiscal year another company or the assets of another
company provided the purchase price for such acquisition does not exceed
6.22. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE. The Borrower shall:
A. Conduct the Borrower's operations and keep and maintain all of its
properties in compliance with all Environmental Laws.
B. Give prompt written notice to the Bank, but in no event later than 10
days after becoming aware, of the following: (i) any enforcement,
cleanup, removal or other governmental or regulatory actions instituted,
completed or threatened against the Borrower or any of its affiliates or
any of its respective properties pursuant to any applicable Environmental
Laws, (ii) all other Environmental Claims, and (iii) any environmental or
similar condition on any real property adjoining or in the vicinity of
the property of the Borrower or its affiliates that could reasonably be
anticipated to cause such property or any part thereof to be subject to
any restrictions on the ownership, occupancy, transferability or use of
such property under any Environmental Laws.
C. Upon the written request of the Bank, the Borrower shall submit to the
Bank, at its sole cost and expense, at reasonable intervals, a report
providing an update of the status of any environmental, health or safety
compliance, hazard or liability issue identified in any notice required
pursuant to this Section.
D. At all times indemnify and hold harmless the Bank from and against
any and all liability arising out of any Environmental Claims.
6.23. NOTICE. Give the Bank prompt written notice of any and all (i) Events of
Default; (ii) litigation, arbitration or administrative proceedings to which the
Borrower is a party and which affects the Collateral; (iii) any change in the
place of business of the Borrower or the acquisition of more than one place of
business by the Borrower; (iv) any proposed or actual change in the name,
identity or business nature of the Borrower; (v) any change in the location of
the Equipment or Inventory; and (vi) other matters which have resulted in, or
might result in a material adverse change in the Collateral or the financial
condition or business operations of the Borrower.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
Any one or more of the following described events shall constitute an event of
default under this Agreement:
7.01. NON-PAYMENT. The Borrower shall fail to pay any Obligations within 10
days of when due.
7.02 PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AND OTHER AGREEMENTS. The Borrower shall fail in
any material respect to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement
contained in this Agreement or in any document, instrument or agreement
evidencing or relating, to any indebtedness of the Borrower (whether owed to the
Bank or third persons), and any such failure (exclusive of the payment of money
to the Bank under this Agreement or under any other document, instrument or
agreement, which failure shall constitute and be an immediate Event of Default
if not paid when due or when demanded to be due) shall continue for more than
30 days after written notice from the bank to the Borrower of the existence and
character of such Event of Default.
7.03 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES; FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. Any representation
or warranty made by the Borrower under or in connection with this Agreement or
any financial statement given by the Borrower or any Guarantor shall prove to
have been incorrect in any material respect when made or given or when deemed
to have been made or given.
7.04 INSOLVENCY. The Borrower or any Guarantor shall: (i) become insolvent or
be unable to pay its debts as they mature; (ii) make an assignment for the
benefit of creditors or to an agent authorized to liquidate any substantial
amount of its properties or assets; (iii) file a voluntary petition in
bankruptcy or seeking reorganization or to effect a plan or other arrangement
with creditors; (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of an
involuntary petition relating to
bankruptcy or reorganization or join in any such petition; (v) become or be
adjudicated a bankrupt; (vi) apply for or consent to the appointment of, or
consent that an order be made, appointing any receiver, custodian or trustee
for itself or any of its properties, assets or businesses; or (vii) any
receiver, custodian or trustee shall have been appointed for all or a
substantial part of its properties, assets or businesses and shall not be
discharged within 30 days after the date of such appointment.
7.05. EXECUTION. Any writ of execution or attachment or any judgment lien
shall be issued against any property of the Borrower and shall not be
discharged or bonded against or released within 30 days after the issuance or
attachment of such writ or lien.
7.06. REVOCATION OR LIMITATION OF GUARANTY. Any Guaranty shall be revoked or
limited or its enforceability or validity shall be contested by any Guarantor,
by operation of law, legal proceeding or otherwise or any Guarantor who is a
natural person shall die.
7.07. SUSPENSION. The Borrower shall voluntarily suspend the transaction of
business or allow to be suspended, terminated, revoked or expired any permit,
license or approval of any governmental body necessary to conduct the
Borrower's business as now conducted.
7.09. IMPAIRMENT OF COLLATERAL. There shall occur any injury or damage to all
or any part of the Collateral or all or any part of the Collateral shall be
lost, stolen or destroyed, which changes cause the Collateral, in the sole and
absolute judgement of the Bank, to become unacceptable as to character and
REMEDIES ON DEFAULT
Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default, the Bank may, at its sole
election, without demand and upon only such notice as may be required by law:
8.01. ACCELERATION. Declare any or all of the Borrower's indebtedness owing to
the Bank, whether under this Agreement or under any other document, instrument
or agreement, immediately due and payable, whether or not otherwise due and
8.02. CEASE EXTENDING CREDIT. Cease making Advances or otherwise extending
credit to or for the account of the Borrower under this Agreement or under any
other agreement now existing or hereafter entered into between the Borrower and
8.03. TERMINATION. Terminate this Agreement as to any future obligation of the
Bank without affecting the Borrower's obligations to the Bank or the Bank's
rights and remedies under this Agreement or under any other document,
instrument or agreement.
8.04. SEGREGATE COLLECTIONS. Require the Borrower to segregate all collections
and proceeds of the Collateral so that they are capable of identification and
to deliver such collections and proceeds to the Bank, in kind, without
commingling, at such times and in such manner as required by the Bank.
8.05. RECORDS OF COLLATERAL. Require the Borrower to periodically deliver to
the Bank records and schedules showing the status, condition and location of
the Collateral and such contracts or other matters which affect the Collateral.
In connection herewith, the Bank may conduct such audits or other examination
of such records, including, but not limited to, verification of balances owing
by any account debtor of the Borrower, as the Bank, in its sole and absolute
discretion, deems necessary.
8.06. NOTIFICATION OF ACCOUNT DEBTORS.
A. Notify any or all of the Borrower's Account Debtors, or any buyers or
transferees of the Collateral or other persons of the Bank's interest in
the Collateral and the proceeds thereof and instruct such person(s) to
thereafter make any payment due the Borrower directly to the Bank.
B. The Borrower hereby irrevocably and unconditionally appoints the Bank
as its attorney-in-fact to: (i) endorse the Borrower's name on any notes,
acceptances, checks, drafts, money orders or other evidence of payment
that may come into the Bank's possession; (ii) sign the Borrower's name on
any invoice or bill of lading relating to any of the Collateral; (iii)
notify post office authorities to change the address for delivery of mail
addressed to the Borrower to such address as the Bank may designate and
take possession of and open mail addressed to the Borrower and remove
therefrom, proceeds of and payments on the Collateral; and (iv) demand,
receive and endorse payment and give receipts, releases and satisfactions
for and sue for all money payable to the Borrower. All of the preceding
may be done either in the name of the Bank or in the name of the Borrower
with the same force and effect as the Borrower could have done had this
Agreement not been entered into.
C. Require the Borrower to indicate on the face of all invoices (or such
other documentation as may be specified by the Bank relating to the sale,
delivery or shipment of goods giving rise to the account) that the
account has been assigned to the Bank and that all payments are to be made
directly to the Bank at such address as the Bank may designate.
8.07. COMPROMISE. Grant extensions, compromise claims and settle any account
for less than the amount owing thereunder, all without notice to the Borrower
or any obligor on or guarantor of the Obligations.
8.08. PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTEREST. Make such payments and do such acts as
the Bank, in its sole judgment, considers necessary and reasonable to protect
its security interest or lien in the Collateral. The Borrower hereby
irrevocably authorizes the Bank to pay, purchase, contest or compromise any
encumbrance, lien or claim which the Bank, in its sole judgment, deems to be
prior or superior to its security interest. Further, the Borrower hereby agrees
to pay to the Bank, upon demand therefor, all expenses and expenditures
(including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with the foregoing.
8.09. FORECLOSURE. Enforce any security interest or lien given or provided for
under this Agreement or under any security agreement, mortgage, deed of trust
or other document relating to the Collateral, in such manner and such order, as
to all or any part of the Collateral, as the Bank, in its sole judgment, deems
to be necessary or appropriate and the Borrower hereby waives any and all
rights, obligations or defenses now or hereafter established by law relating to
the foregoing. In the enforcement of its security interest or lien, the Bank is
authorized to enter upon the premises where any Collateral is located and take
possession of the Collateral or any part thereof, together with the Borrower's
records pertaining thereto, or the Bank may require the Borrower to assemble
the Collateral and records pertaining thereto and make such Collateral and
records available to the Bank at a place designated by the Bank. The Bank may
sell the Collateral or any portions thereof, together with all additions,
accessions and accessories thereto, giving only such notices and following only
such procedures as are required by law, at either
a public or private sale, or both, with or without having the Collateral
present at the time of sale, which sale shall be on such terms and conditions
and conducted in such a manner as the Bank determines in its sole judgment to
be commercially reasonable. Any deficiency which exists after the disposition
or liquidation of the Collateral shall be a continuing liability of any obligor
on or any guarantor of the Obligations and shall be immediately paid to the
8.10. APPLICATION OF PROCEEDS. All amounts received by the Bank as proceeds
from the disposition or liquidation of the Collateral shall be applied to the
Borrower's indebtedness to the Bank as follows: first, to the costs and expenses
of collection, enforcement, protection and preservation of the Bank's lien in
the Collateral, including court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, whether or
not suit is commenced by the Bank; next, to those costs and expenses incurred by
the Bank in protecting, preserving, enforcing, collecting, selling or disposing
of the Collateral; next, to the payment of accrued and unpaid interest on all of
the Obligations; next, to the payment of the outstanding principal balance of
the Obligations; and last, to the payment of any other indebtedness owed by the
Borrower to the Bank. Any excess Collateral or excess proceeds existing after
the disposition or liquidation of the Collateral will be returned or paid by the
Bank to the Borrower.
8.11. NON-EXCLUSIVITY OF REMEDIES. Exercise one or more of the Bank's rights
set forth herein or seek such other rights or pursue such other remedies as may
be provided by law, in equity or in any other agreement now existing or
hereafter entered into between the Borrower and the Bank, or otherwise.
9.01. DEFAULT INTEREST RATE. If an Event of Default has occurred and is
continuing, the Bank, at its option, may require the Borrower to pay to the
Bank interest on any Indebtedness or amount payable under this Agreement at a
rate which is 3% in excess of the rate or rates otherwise then in effect under
9.02. RELIANCE. Each warranty, representation, covenant and agreement
contained in this Agreement shall be conclusively presumed to have been relied
upon by the Bank regardless of any investigation made or information possessed
by the Bank and shall be cumulative and in addition to any other warranties,
representations, covenants or agreements which the Borrower shall now or
hereafter give, or cause to be given, to the Bank.
9.03. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
A. DISPUTES. It is understood and agreed that, upon the request of any
party to this Agreement, any dispute, claim or controversy of any kind,
whether in contract or in tort, statutory or common law, legal or
equitable, now existing or hereinafter arising between the parties in
any way arising out of, pertaining to or in connection with: (i) this
Agreement, or any related agreements, documents or instruments, (ii) all
past and present loans, credits, accounts, deposit accounts (whether
demand deposits or time deposits), safe deposit boxes, safekeeping
agreements, guarantees, letters of credit, goods or services, or other
transactions, contracts or agreements of any kind, (iii) any incidents,
omissions, acts, practices, or occurrences causing injury to any party
whereby another party or its agents, employees or representatives may be
liable, in whole or in part, or (iv) any aspect of the past or present
relationships of the parties, shall be resolved through a two-step
dispute resolution process administered by the Judicial Arbitration &
Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") as follows:
B. STEP I - MEDIATION. At the request of any party to the dispute,
claim or controversy, the matter shall be referred to the nearest office
of JAMS for mediation, which is an informal, non-binding conference or
conferences between the parties in which a retired judge or justice from
the JAMS panel will seek to guide the parties to a resolution of the
C. STEP II - ARBITRATION (CONTRACTS NOT SECURED BY REAL PROPERTY).
Should any dispute, claim or controversy remain unresolved at the
conclusion of the Step I Mediation Phase, then (subject to the
restriction at the end of this subparagraph) all such remaining matters
shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration before a different
judicial panelist, unless the parties shall agree to have the mediator
panelist act as arbitrator. The hearing shall be conducted at a location
determined by the arbitrator in Los Angeles, California (or such other
city as may be agreed upon by the parties) and shall be administered by
and in accordance with the then existing Rules of Practice and Procedure
of JAMS and judgement upon any award rendered by the arbitrator may be
entered by any State or Federal Court having jurisdiction thereof. The
arbitrator shall determine which is the prevailing party and shall
include in the award that party's reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
This subparagraph shall apply only if, at the time of the submission of
the matter to JAMS, the dispute or issues involved do not arise out of
any transaction which is secured by real property collateral or, if so
secured, all parties consent to such submission.
As soon as practicable after selection of the arbitrator, the
arbitrator, or the arbitrator's designated representative, shall
determine a reasonable estimate of anticipated fees and costs of the
arbitrator, and render a statement to each party setting forth that
party's pro-rata share of said fees and costs. Thereafter, each party
shall, within 10 days of receipt of said statement, deposit said sum
with the arbitrator. Failure of any party to make such a deposit shall
result in a forfeiture by the non-depositing party of the right to
prosecute or defend the claim which is the subject of the arbitration,
but shall not otherwise serve to abate, stay or suspend the arbitration
D. STEP II - TRIAL BY COURT REFERENCE (CONTRACTS SECURED BY REAL
PROPERTY). If the dispute, claim or controversy is not one required or
agreed to be submitted to arbitration, as provided in the above
subparagraph, and has not been resolved by Step I mediation, then any
remaining dispute, claim or controversy shall be submitted for
determination by a trial on Order of Reference conducted by a retired
judge or justice from the panel of JAMS appointed pursuant to the
provision of Section 638(1) of the California Code of Civil Procedure,
or any amendment, addition or successor section thereto, to hear the
case and report a statement of decision thereon. The parties intend this
general reference agreement to be specifically enforceable in accordance
with said section. If the parties are unable to agree upon a member of
the JAMS panel to act as referee, then one shall be appointed by the
Presiding Judge of the county wherein the hearing is to be held. The
parties shall pay in advance, to the referee, the estimated reasonable
fees and costs of the reference, as may be specified in advance by the
referee. The parties shall initially share equally, by paying their
proportionate amount of the estimated fees and costs of the reference.
Failure of any party to make such a fee deposit shall result in
forfeiture by the non-depositing party of the right to prosecute or
defend any cause of action which is the subject of the reference, but
shall not otherwise serve to abate, stay or suspend the reference
E. PROVISIONAL REMEDIES, SELF HELP AND FORECLOSURE. No provision of,
or the exercise of any rights under any portion of this Dispute
Resolution provision, shall limit the right of any party to exercise
self help remedies such as set off, foreclosure against any real or
personal property collateral, or the obtaining of provisional or
ancillary remedies, such as injunctive relief or the appointment of a
receiver, from any court having jurisdiction before, during of after the
pendency of any arbitration. At the Bank's option, foreclosure under a
deed of trust or mortgage may be accomplished either by exercise of
power of sale under the deed of trust or mortgage, or by judicial
foreclosure. The institution and maintenance of an action for
provisional remedies, pursuit of provisional
or ancillary remedies or exercise of self help remedies shall not
constitute a waiver of the right of any party to submit the controversy or
claim to arbitration.
9.04. WAIVER OF JURY. The Borrower and the Bank hereby expressly and
voluntary waive any and all rights, whether arising under the California
constitution, any rules of the California Code of Civil Procedure, common law or
otherwise, to demand a trial by jury in any action, matter, claim or cause of
action whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to this Agreement or any
other agreement, document or transaction contemplated hereby.
9.05. RESTRUCTURING EXPENSES. In the event the Bank and the Borrower negotiate
for, or enter into, any restructuring, modification or refinancing of the
Indebtedness under this Agreement for the purposes of remedying an Event of
Default, The Bank, may require the Borrower to reimburse all of the Bank's
costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith, including, but not limited
to reasonable attorneys' fees and the costs of any audit or appraisals required
by the Bank to be performed in connection with such restructuring, modification
9.06 ATTORNEYS' FEES. In the event of any suit, mediation, arbitration or other
action in relation to this Agreement or any document, instrument or agreement
executed with respect to, evidencing or securing the indebtedness hereunder,
the prevailing party, in addition to all other sums to which it may be
Entitled, shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees.
9.07. NOTICES. All notices, payments, requests, information and demands which
either party hereto may desire, or may be required to give or make to the
other party shall be given or made to such party by hand delivery or through
deposit in the United States mail, postage prepaid, or by Western Union
telegram, addressed to the address set forth below such party's signature to
this Agreement or to such other address as may be specified from time to
time in writing by either party to the other.
9.08. WAIVER. Neither the failure nor delay by the Bank in exercising any right
hereunder or under any document, instrument or agreement mentioned herein shall
operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any
right hereunder or under any document, instrument or agreement mentioned herein
preclude other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right;
nor shall any waiver of any right or default hereunder or under any other
document, instrument or agreement mentioned herein constitute a waiver of any
other right or default or constitute a waiver of any other default of the same
or any other term or provision.
9.09. CONFLICTING PROVISIONS. To the extent that any of the terms or provisions
contained in this Agreement are inconsistent with those contained in any other
document, instrument or agreement executed pursuant hereto, the terms and
provisions contained herein shall control. Otherwise, such provisions shall be
9.10. BINDING EFFECT; ASSIGNMENT. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure
to the benefit of the Borrower and the Bank and their respective successors and
assigns, except that the Borrower shall not have the right to assign its rights
hereunder or any interest herein without the Bank's prior written consent. The
Bank may sell, assign or grant participations in all or any portion of its
rights and benefits hereunder. The Borrower agrees that, in connection with any
such sale, grant or assignment, the Bank may deliver to the prospective buyer,
participant or assignee financial statements and other relevant information
relating to the Borrower and any guarantor.
9.11. JURISDICTION. This Agreement, any notes issued hereunder, the rights of
the parties hereunder to and concerning the Collateral, and any documents,
instruments or agreements mentioned or referred to herein shall be governed by
and construed according to the laws of the State of California, to the
Jurisdiction of whose courts the parties hereby submit.
9.12. HEADINGS. The headings set forth herein are solely for the purpose of
identification and have no legal significance.
9.13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement and all documents, instruments and
agreements mentioned herein constitute the entire and complete understanding of
the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereunder. All
previous conversations, memoranda and writings between the parties or pertaining
to the transactions contemplated hereunder that are not incorporated or
referenced in this Agreement or in such documents, instruments and agreements
are superseded hereby.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by the parties hereto as
of the date first hereinabove written.
SANWA BANK CALIFORNIA
By: /s/ C.W. Ditchey
Name: C.W. Ditchey
Title: Vice President
East Anaheim Office
4501 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807
GISH BIOMEDICAL, INC.
By: /s/ Jeanne M. Miller
Name: Jeanne M. Miller
Title: Vice President/
Chief Financial Officer
2681 Kelvin Avenue
Irvine, CA 92714