FOURTH AMENDED AGREEMENT

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FOURTH AMENDED AGREEMENT

THIS FOURTH AMENDED AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), effective as of November 19, 2003, is by and among BMC Industries, Inc., a Minnesota corporation ("Borrower"), the several banks and other financial institutions set forth on the signature pages hereto in their capacities as lenders under the Credit Agreement (as defined below), DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS (formerly named Bankers Trust Company), as Agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, the "Agent") and as a Lender, and Bank One, NA, as Documentation Agent and a Lender.

W I T N E S S E T H :

    WHEREAS, Borrower, Lenders and Agent are parties to that certain Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 27, 2002 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time, the "Credit Agreement"), pursuant to which Lenders have provided to Borrower credit facilities and other financial accommodations;

    WHEREAS, Borrower, Lenders and Agent executed an Agreement and Temporary Waiver dated as of June 30, 2003  as amended by that certain First Amended Agreement and Temporary Waiver dated as of July 15, 2003 and as further amended by that certain Second Amended Agreement and Temporary Waiver dated as of September 15, 2003 and that certain Third Amended Agreement and Temporary Waiver Dated as of November 19, 2003 (the "Original Waiver Agreement");

    WHEREAS, Borrower, Lenders and Agent executed a Temporary Deferral Agreement dated as of July 30, 2003 (the "July Deferral Agreement");

    WHEREAS, Borrower, Lenders and Agent executed another Temporary Deferral Agreement dated as of August 28, 2003 (the "August Deferral Agreement" and together with the July Deferral Agreement, the "Deferral Agreements");

    WHEREAS, Borrower has requested that Agent and Lenders make certain amendments to the Credit Agreement (as amended by the Original Waiver Agreement) as set forth herein, and Lenders and Agent are agreeable to the same, subject to the terms and conditions hereof.

    NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the mutual covenants contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

1.               Defined Terms.  Terms capitalized herein and not otherwise defined herein are used with the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Credit Agreement.

2.               Amendment of Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement is hereby amended, effective as of the Effective Date, as follows:

(a)             Section 1.1 of the Credit Agreement is hereby further amended by adding the following new definitions in appropriate alphabetical order therein:

                        "Fourth Amended Agreement" means that certain Fourth Amended Agreement effective as of November 19, 2003 among the Borrower, the Agent and the Lenders. 

         (b)          On the "Effective Date" of the Fourth Amended Agreement (as defined in Section 4 thereof), the Total Revolving Commitment shall be increased to $31,800,000 and the Revolving Commitments of each Lender will be proportionately increased to the amounts specified on the new Schedule 2.1(b) attached as Annex A to the Fourth Amended Agreement.

3.               Representations and Warranties.  In order to induce Agent and Lenders to enter into this Agreement, Borrower hereby represents and warrants to Agent and Lenders, in each case after giving effect to this Agreement, as follows:

(a)             Borrower has the right, power and capacity and has been duly authorized and empowered by all requisite corporate and shareholder action to enter into, execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and all agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered pursuant to this Agreement.

(b)            This Agreement constitutes Borrower's legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it, except as enforcement thereof may be subject to the effect of any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors' rights generally and general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law or otherwise).

(c)             The representations and warranties contained in the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects at and as of the Effective Date as though made on and as of the Effective Date (except to the extent specifically made with regard to a particular date, in which case such representation and warranty is true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date).

(d)            Borrower's execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement do not and will not violate its Articles or Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws, any law, rule, regulation, order, writ, judgment, decree or award applicable to it or any contractual provision (except as otherwise expressly waived hereby) to which it is a party or to which it or any of its property is subject.

(e)             No authorization or approval or other action by, and no notice to or filing or registration with, any governmental authority or regulatory body (other than those which have been obtained and are in force and effect) is required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by Borrower or any other Credit Party of this Agreement and all agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered pursuant to this Agreement.

(f)              Other than the Disclosed Defaults, no Event of Default or Unmatured Event of Default exists under the Credit Agreement.  

4.               Conditions to Effectiveness of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective on the date (the "Effective Date") each of the following conditions precedent is satisfied:

(a)             Execution and Delivery of Agreement. Borrower, Agent and each Lender shall have executed and delivered this Agreement to the Agent.

(b)            Execution and Delivery of Loan Documents.  Agent shall have received each of the following documents, all of which shall be satisfactory in form and substance to Agent and its counsel:

(1)            A certificate of a Responsible Officer of Borrower in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto;

 (2)            A Reaffirmation of Guaranty executed by a Responsible Officer of each Subsidiary Guarantor in the form of Exhibit B attached hereto. 

(c)             Representations and Warranties.  The representations and warranties of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties contained in this Agreement, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the Effective Date, with the same effect as though made on such date, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty relates to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date.

(d)            No Defaults. Other than the Disclosed Defaults, no Unmatured Event of Default or Event of Default under the Credit Agreement shall have occurred and be continuing.

5.               Miscellaneous. The parties hereto hereby further agree as follows:

(a)             Costs, Expenses and Taxes.  Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable fees, costs and expenses of Agent incurred in connection with the negotiation, preparation and execution of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and expenses of Winston & Strawn, counsel to Agent.

(b)            Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts any of which may be a facsimile, each of which, when executed and delivered, shall be deemed to be an original and all of which counterparts, taken together, shall constitute but one and the same document with the same force and effect as if the signatures of all of the parties were on a single counterpart, and it shall not be necessary in making proof of this Agreement to produce more than one (1) such counterpart.

(c)             Headings.  Headings used in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction of this Agreement.

(d)            Integration.  This Agreement and the Credit Agreement (as modified hereby) constitute the entire agreement among the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof.

(e)             Governing Law.  THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE INTERNAL LAWS AND DECISIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (WITHOUT REFERENCE TO CONFLICT OF LAWS PRINCIPLES).

(f)              Binding Effect.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by Borrower, Agent and Lenders and their  respective successors and assigns.  Except as expressly set forth to the contrary herein, this Agreement shall not be construed so as to confer any right or benefit upon any Person other than Borrower, Agent and the Lenders and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

(g)             Agreement.  The parties hereto agree and acknowledge that nothing contained in this Agreement in any manner or respect limits or terminates any of the provisions of the Credit Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents other than as expressly set forth herein and further agree and acknowledge that the Credit Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents remain and continue in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed.  Except to the extent expressly set forth herein, the execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of any rights, power or remedy of Lenders or Agent under the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.  No delay on the part of any Lender or Agent in exercising any of their respective rights, remedies, powers and privileges under the Credit Agreement or any of the Loan Documents or partial or single exercise thereof, shall constitute a waiver thereof.  Borrower acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement constitutes a "Loan Document" for purposes of the Credit Agreement, including, without limitation, Sections 9.1 and 11.1 of the Credit Agreement.  None of the terms and conditions of this Agreement may be changed, waived, modified or varied in any manner, whatsoever, except in accordance with Section 11.1 of the Credit Agreement.

            (h)       Release of Claims.  Borrower hereby represents and warrants that there are no liabilities, claims, suits, debts, losses, causes of action, demands, rights, damages or costs, or expenses of any kind, character or nature whatsoever, known or unknown, fixed or contingent (collectively, the "Claims"), which Borrower may have or claim to have against Agent or any Lender, or any of their respective affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, representatives, attorneys, successors, or assigns (collectively, the "Lender Released Parties"), which might arise out of or be connected with any act of commission or omission of the Lender Released Parties existing or occurring on or prior to the date of this Agreement, including without limitation any Claims arising with respect to the Credit Agreement or any Loan Documents.  Borrower hereby releases, acquits, and forever discharges the Lender Released Parties from any and all Claims that Borrower may have or claim to have, relating to or arising out of or in connection with the Credit Agreement or any Loan Documents or any other agreement or transaction contemplated thereby or any action taken in connection therewith from the beginning of time up to and including the date of the execution and delivery of this Agreement.  Borrower further agrees forever to refrain from commencing, instituting, or prosecuting any lawsuit, action, or other proceeding against any Lender Released Parties with respect to any and all Claims.

 

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

BMC INDUSTRIES, INC.

By: /s/C. E. Petersen

Name:  C. E. Petersen 

Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 


DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, in its individual capacity and as Agent

By: /s/Clark Peterson

Name: Clark Peterson

Title: Vice President

 


BANK ONE, NA (Main Office Chicago)

 individually as a Lender and as documentation agent

 

By: /s/Henry W. Howe

Name: Henry W. Howe

Title:  AVP


WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (f/k/a Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association)

By: /s/Scott J. Manookin

Name: Scott J. Manookin

Title:  Vice President


HARRIS TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK

By:  /s/James Jerz

Name: James Jerz

Title: Vice President


CREDIT AGRICOLE INDOSUEZ

By: /s/Kathleen M. Sweeney

Name:  Kathleen M. Sweeney

Title:  Vice President

 

By:  /s/Leo Von Reissig

Name:  Leo Von Reissig

Title:  Vice President


WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.

By: /s/Melissa McDonald

Name:  Melissa McDonald

Title:  Vice President


UNION BANK OF CALIFORNIA, N.A.

By: /s/Jeffrey Mumm

Name: Jeffrey Mumm

Title:  Vice President


U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

By: /s/David Kopolow

Name:  David Kopolow

Title: SVP

 

 



 

EXHIBIT A

CERTIFICATE OF OFFICER

 

    I, the undersigned, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of BMC Industries, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the "Borrower"), in accordance with Section 5(b) of that certain Fourth Amended Agreement dated as of November 19, 2003 (the "Agreement") among  the Borrower, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Agent and the financial institutions party to the Credit Agreement (as defined in the Agreement), do hereby certify on behalf of Borrower, the following:

1.         The representations and warranties set forth in Section 4 of the Agreement are true and correct in all material respects as of the date hereof except to the extent such representations and warranties are expressly made as of a specified date in which event such representations and warranties were true and correct in all material respects as of such specified date;

2.         Other than the Disclosed Defaults, no Event of Default or Unmatured Event of Default has occurred and is continuing; and

3.         The conditions of Section 5 of the Agreement have been fully satisfied.

Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has duly executed and delivered on behalf of Borrower this Certificate of Officer on this 19th day of November, 2003.

 

BMC INDUSTRIES, INC.

By:  /s/C. E. Petersen

Name: C. E. Petersen

Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 



 


EXHIBIT B

REAFFIRMATION OF GUARANTY

Each of the undersigned acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Fourth Amended Agreement (the "Agreement").  Capitalized terms used herein shall, unless otherwise defined herein, have the meanings provided in the Credit Agreement, as such term is defined in the Agreement.  Each of the undersigned hereby consents to such Agreement and each of the transactions referenced in the Agreement and hereby reaffirms its obligations under the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement.

Dated as of November 19th, 2003.

                                                                        VISION-EASE LENS, INC.,

                                                                        as Guarantor

 

 

                                                                        By: /s/C. E. Petersen

                                                                        Name:  C. E. Petersen

                                                                        Title:  SVP and CFO

 

 

                                                                        VISION-EASE LENS AZUSA, LLC,

                                                                        as Guarantor

 

 

 

                                                                        By: /s/C. E. Petersen

                                                                        Name:   C. E. Petersen

                                                                        Title:  SVP and CFO

 

 

 


 


ANNEX A

Schedule 2.1(b)

 

REVOLVING COMMITMENTS

 

 

Name of Lender

 

Revolving Commitment

Deutsche Bank Trust Company of Americas

 

 $   6,296,400.00

Bank One, NA

 

 $   6,296,400.00

U.S. Bank National Association

 

 $   5,978,400.00

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota,

National Association

 

 $   3,816,000.00

Harris Trust and Savings Bank

 

 $   2,671,200.00

Credit Agricole Indosuez

 

 $   2,544,000.00

Wachovia Bank, N.A.

 

 $   2,289,600.00

Union Bank of California, N.A.

 

 $   1,908,000.00

  Total

 

 $ 31,800,000.00

 

Basic Info X:

Name: FOURTH AMENDED AGREEMENT
Type: Fourth Amended Agreement
Date: Dec. 30, 2003
Company: BMC INDUSTRIES INC/MN/
State: Minnesota

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