EX-10.1 3 y42252exv10w1.htm EX-10.1: AMENDED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1
Execution Version
Dated as of September 27, 2007
     This THIRD AMENDMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into by and between CKX, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), and BEAR STEARNS CORPORATE LENDING INC., as administrative agent (in such capacity the “Administrative Agent”).
Preliminary Statements
     1. Reference is made to the Credit Agreement, dated as of May 24, 2006 (as amended by the First Amendment and Waiver, dated as of February 20, 2007, and the Second Amendment, dated as of June 1, 2007, and as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among the Borrower, the Lenders party thereto, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., as exclusive advisor, sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner, UBS Securities LLC and The Bank of New York, as co-syndication agents, Lehman Commercial Paper, Inc. and Credit Suisse, as co-documentation agents, and the Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein are used with the meanings given in the Credit Agreement.
     2. The Borrower has requested that the Credit Agreement be amended as herein set forth.
     3. The Required Lenders are willing to consent to the amendment and waiver request described above on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth below.
     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
SECTION 1. Amendment to Credit Agreement.
     (a) Section 1.1 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by adding the following definitions in appropriate alphabetical order:
     ““FXRE”: means FX Real Estate and Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware corporation.”
     ““FXRE Exchange”: the exchange by the Borrower of its ownership interest in the Capital Stock of FXLR in exchange for corresponding shares of Capital Stock (representing equal economic and voting rights to the corresponding Capital Stock in FXLR that is so exchanged) of FXRE in a transaction pursuant to which FXRE will become directly owned by the Borrower and FXLR will become a subsidiary of FXRE; provided that the Borrower shall take such action as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in order to obtain a perfected security interest in the shares of Capital Stock of FXRE that are received by the Borrower in connection with such exchange.”
     ““Third Amendment”: the Third Amendment, dated as of September 27, 2007, by and between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (at the direction of the Required Lenders).”



     ““Third Amendment Effective Date”: the date on which the Third Amendment became effective in accordance with Section 2 thereof.”
     (b) Section 7.6 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by deleting clause (i) thereof and replacing it with the following:
          “(i) the Borrower shall be permitted to make a one time distribution to its shareholders consisting of (x) up to 50% of its equity ownership interest in FXLR at any time prior to the FXRE Exchange and (y) up to 100% of its equity ownership interest in FXRE at any time from and after the FXRE Exchange (provided, in each case, that the Borrower shall have obtained all necessary corporate and governmental approvals necessary for such distribution).”
     (c) Section 7.8 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by (i) deleting the word “and” at the end of clause (o) thereof; (ii) deleting the period at the end of clause (p) thereof and replacing it with “; and”; and (iii) inserting the following new clause (q) at the end thereof:
          “(p) Investments made by the Borrower in FXRE from and after the effectiveness of the FXRE Exchange in an aggregate amount not to exceed $8,500,000; provided that such Investments shall be in the form of (i) a loan by the Borrower to FXRE in an amount not to exceed $7,000,000, on terms and conditions reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and (ii) a purchase by the Borrower of Capital Stock of FXRE in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,500,000.”
     (d) Section 7.16 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the second sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “For the avoidance of doubt, this Section 7.16 shall not prohibit FXRE or FXLR from engaging in the business of owning and developing hotel and casino properties or engaging in other real estate ventures and activities related thereto.”
SECTION 2. Conditions to Effectiveness. The amendments contained in Section 1 shall not be effective unless and until each of the following conditions precedent is satisfied (the date on which such conditions are satisfied, the “Amendment Effective Date”):
     (a) the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this Amendment executed by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower and counterparts of the Consent appended hereto (the “Consent”) executed by the Subsidiary Guarantors;
     (b) the Administrative Agent shall have received executed counterparts of this Amendment or a signed authorization to execute this Amendment from the Required Lenders;
     (c) all fees and expenses then due and payable to the Lead Arranger or any Agent or Lender under the Loan Documents or relating thereto (to the extent invoiced at least one Business Day prior) shall have been paid in full in immediately available funds;
     (d) each of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 3 below shall be true and correct in all material respects;
     (e) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, as certified by the Borrower;



     (f) the Administrative Agent shall have received an executed copy of an amendment to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 1, 2007, by and among 19X, Inc., 19X Acquisition Corp. and the Borrower, effecting a reduction in the purchase price thereunder; and
     (f) the Administrative Agent shall have received such other documents and instruments as it or the Lead Arranger may reasonably request.
SECTION 3. Representations and Warranties. The Borrower represents and warrants to the Lead Arranger, Agents and Lenders that:
     (a) Authority. The Borrower has the requisite corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Amendment and to perform its obligations hereunder and under the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and the other transactions contemplated hereby. Each Subsidiary Guarantor has the requisite power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Consent and the Loan Documents, as amended hereby. The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Amendment and by the Guarantors of the Consent and the performance by the Borrower of the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and the other transactions contemplated hereby have been duly approved by all necessary corporate action of the Borrower, and no other corporate proceedings on the part of the Borrower or any Guarantor are necessary to consummate such transactions.
     (b) Enforceability. This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and the Consent has been duly executed and delivered by each Subsidiary Guarantor. When this Amendment becomes effective in accordance with its terms, this Amendment, the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby), and the Consent each will be the legal, valid and binding obligation of such party enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles (whether enforcement is sought in proceedings in equity or at law).
     (c) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Borrower in the Credit Agreement (other than any such representations and warranties that, by their terms, are specifically made as of a date other than the date hereof, in which case, such representation and warranties were true and correct as of such date) are and will be true and correct on and as of the date of this Amendment and the Amendment Effective Date as though made on and as of each such date.
     (d) No Conflicts. Neither the execution and delivery of this Amendment, nor the execution and delivery of the Consent, nor the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, nor the performance of and compliance with the terms and provisions hereof or of the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) or the other Loan Documents by the Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantors will, at the time of such performance, (i) violate or conflict with any provision of its articles or certificate of incorporation or bylaws or other organizational or governing documents, (ii) violate, contravene or materially conflict with any Requirement of Law (including, without limitation, Regulation U) or Contractual Obligation, except for any violation, contravention or conflict which could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (iii) result in or require the creation of any Lien (other than those permitted by the Loan Documents) upon or with respect to its



properties. No consent or authorization of, filing with, notice to or other act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is required in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby.
     (e) No Default. No event has occurred and is continuing that constitutes a Default or Event of Default.
SECTION 4. Reference to and Effect on Credit Agreement.
     (a) Upon and after the effectiveness of this Amendment, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, and each reference in the other Loan Documents to “the Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, shall mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby. This Amendment is a Loan Document.
     (b) Except as specifically amended above, the Credit Agreement and the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement and the other Loan Documents are and shall continue to be in full force and effect and is hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed.
     (c) The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Secured Party under any of the Loan Documents, nor, except as expressly provided herein, constitute a waiver or amendment of any provision of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.
SECTION 5. Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed by one or more of the parties to this Amendment on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed signature page of this Agreement by facsimile transmission shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof. A set of the copies of this Amendment signed by all the parties shall be lodged with the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 6. Severability. Any provision of this Amendment that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.
SECTION 7. Headings. Section headings set forth in this Amendment are for purposes of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.
SECTION 8. Governing Law. This Amendment and the rights and obligations of the parties under this Amendment shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.
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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the party hereto has caused this Amendment to be executed by its respective officers thereunto duly authorized, as of the date first written above.
    CKX, INC.
  By:   /s/ Thomas P. Benson
  Name:   Thomas P. Benson
  Title:   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer and Treasurer



  Administrative Agent
  By:   /s/ Victor F. Bulzacchelli
  Name:   Victor F. Bulzacchelli
  Title:   Vice President