EX-10.20 2 rrr12312018-ex1020.htm EXHIBIT 10.20 Form 10-K

Exhibit 10.20

CONFORMED FOR FIRST AMENDMENT,

SECOND AMENDMENT, THIRD AMENDMENT AND,

FOURTH AMENDMENT AND FIFTH AMENDMENT

 

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

Dated as of June 8, 2016

(as amended by the First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 30, 2017,

the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of April 5, 2017,

the Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of May 2, 2017 and,

the Incremental Joinder Agreement No. 4 and Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement,

dated as of September 21, 2017 and the Incremental Joinder Agreement No. 5 and Fifth Amendment to

Credit Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2019),

among

STATION CASINOS LLC,

as Borrower,

THE SUBSIDIARIES OF BORROWER PARTY HERETO,

as Guarantors,

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,

THE L/C LENDERS PARTY HERETO

and

DEUTSCHE BANK AG CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH,

as Administrative Agent and as Collateral Agent,

 

 

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC., FIFTH THIRD BANK,

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.,

MACQUARIE CAPITAL (USA) INC., CITIZENS BANK, N.A. and UBS SECURITIES LLC,

as Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners for the Revolving Facility and the Term A Facility,

and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,

DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC., FIFTH THIRD BANK,

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC. and

MACQUARIE CAPITAL (USA) INC., CITIZENS BANK, N.A., UBS SECURITIES LLC

as Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners for the Term B Facility,

and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

DEUTSCHE BANK AG CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH and FIFTH THIRD BANK,

as Syndication Agents

and

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.,

MACQUARIE CAPITAL (USA) INC., CITIZENS BANK, N.A., UBS SECURITIES LLC and

CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC,

as Documentation Agents

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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ARTICLE I.

 

DEFINITIONS, ACCOUNTING MATTERS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

 

SECTION 1.01.

 

Certain Defined Terms

     1  

SECTION 1.02.

 

Accounting Terms and Determinations

     6566  

SECTION 1.03.

 

Classes and Types of Loans

     6667  

SECTION 1.04.

 

Rules of Construction

     6667  

SECTION 1.05.

 

Pro Forma Calculations

     6768  

SECTION 1.06.

 

Letter of Credit Amounts

     6869  
ARTICLE II.

 

CREDITS

 

SECTION 2.01.

 

Loans

     6869  

SECTION 2.02.

 

Borrowings

     7274  

SECTION 2.03.

 

Letters of Credit

     7275  

SECTION 2.04.

 

Termination and Reductions of Commitment

     8082  

SECTION 2.05.

 

Fees

     8083  

SECTION 2.06.

 

Lending Offices

     8183  

SECTION 2.07.

 

Several Obligations of Lenders

     8184  

SECTION 2.08.

 

Notes; Register

     8184  

SECTION 2.09.

 

Optional Prepayments and Conversions or Continuations of Loans

     8284  

SECTION 2.10.

 

Mandatory Prepayments

     8386  

SECTION 2.11.

 

Replacement of Lenders

     8890  

SECTION 2.12.

 

Incremental Loan Commitments

     8991  

SECTION 2.13.

 

Extensions of Loans and Commitments

     9496  

SECTION 2.14.

 

Defaulting Lender Provisions

     9699  

SECTION 2.15.

 

Refinancing Amendments

     98100  

SECTION 2.16.

 

Cash Collateral

     100102  
ARTICLE III.

 

PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST

 

SECTION 3.01.

 

Repayment of Loans

     101103  

SECTION 3.02.

 

Interest

     102104  
ARTICLE IV.

 

PAYMENTS; PRO RATA TREATMENT; COMPUTATIONS; ETC.

 

SECTION 4.01.

 

Payments

     103105  

SECTION 4.02.

 

Pro Rata Treatment

     104106  

SECTION 4.03.

 

Computations

     104106  

SECTION 4.04.

 

Minimum Amounts

     104106  

 

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SECTION 4.05.

 

Certain Notices

     105107  

SECTION 4.06.

 

Non-Receipt of Funds by Administrative Agent

     105107  

SECTION 4.07.

 

Right of Setoff, Sharing of Payments; Etc.

     106108  
ARTICLE V.

 

YIELD PROTECTION, ETC.

 

SECTION 5.01.

 

Additional Costs

     107109  

SECTION 5.02.

 

Inability to Determine Interest Rate

     108110  

SECTION 5.03.

 

Illegality

     109111  

SECTION 5.04.

 

Treatment of Affected Loans

     109111  

SECTION 5.05.

 

Compensation

     110111  

SECTION 5.06.

 

Net Payments

     110112  
ARTICLE VI.

 

GUARANTEES

 

SECTION 6.01.

 

The Guarantees

     113115  

SECTION 6.02.

 

Obligations Unconditional

     113115  

SECTION 6.03.

 

Reinstatement

     115117  

SECTION 6.04.

 

Subrogation; Subordination

     115117  

SECTION 6.05.

 

Remedies

     116117  

SECTION 6.06.

 

Continuing Guarantee

     116117  

SECTION 6.07.

 

General Limitation on Guarantee Obligations

     116118  

SECTION 6.08.

 

Release of Guarantors

     116118  

SECTION 6.09.

 

Keepwell

     116118  

SECTION 6.10.

 

Right of Contribution

     116118  
ARTICLE VII.

 

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

 

SECTION 7.01.

 

Conditions to Initial Extensions of Credit

     117119  

SECTION 7.02.

 

Conditions to All Extensions of Credit

     120122  
ARTICLE VIII.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

SECTION 8.01.

 

Corporate Existence; Compliance with Law

     121123  

SECTION 8.02.

 

Financial Condition; Etc

     122123  

SECTION 8.03.

 

Litigation

     122124  

SECTION 8.04.

 

No Breach; No Default

     122124  

SECTION 8.05.

 

Action

     122124  

SECTION 8.06.

 

Approvals

     123124  

SECTION 8.07.

 

ERISA and Foreign Employee Benefit Matters

     123125  

SECTION 8.08.

 

Taxes

     124125  

SECTION 8.09.

 

Investment Company Act; Other Restrictions

     124126  

 

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SECTION 8.10.

 

Environmental Matters

     124126  

SECTION 8.11.

 

Use of Proceeds

     125127  

SECTION 8.12.

 

Subsidiaries

     126127  

SECTION 8.13.

 

Ownership of Property; Liens

     126127  

SECTION 8.14.

 

Security Interest; Absence of Financing Statements; Etc

     126128  

SECTION 8.15.

 

Licenses and Permits

     127128  

SECTION 8.16.

 

Disclosure

     127128  

SECTION 8.17.

 

Solvency

     127129  

SECTION 8.18.

 

Senior Obligations

     127129  

SECTION 8.19.

 

Intellectual Property

     127129  

SECTION 8.20.

 

[Reserved]

     128129  

SECTION 8.21.

 

Regulation H

     128129  

SECTION 8.22.

 

Insurance

     128129  

SECTION 8.23.

 

Real Estate

     128130  

SECTION 8.24.

 

Leases

     128130  

SECTION 8.25.

 

Mortgaged Real Property

     129131  

SECTION 8.26.

 

Material Adverse Effect

     130131  

SECTION 8.27.

 

Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions

     130131  

SECTION 8.28.

 

Beneficial Ownership Certificate

     131  
ARTICLE IX.

 

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

 

SECTION 9.01.

 

Existence; Business Properties

     130132  

SECTION 9.02.

 

Insurance

     131132  

SECTION 9.03.

 

Taxes; Performance of Obligations

     131133  

SECTION 9.04.

 

Financial Statements, Etc

     132133  

SECTION 9.05.

 

Maintaining Records; Access to Properties and Inspections

     135136  

SECTION 9.06.

 

Use of Proceeds

     135137  

SECTION 9.07.

 

Compliance with Environmental Law

     136137  

SECTION 9.08.

 

Pledge or Mortgage of Real Property and Vessels

     136138  

SECTION 9.09.

 

Security Interests; Further Assurances

     138140  

SECTION 9.10.

 

VoteCo SPE Reorganization

     139140  

SECTION 9.11.

 

Additional Credit Parties

     139141  

SECTION 9.12.

 

Limitation on Designations of Unrestricted Subsidiaries

     140142  

SECTION 9.13.

 

Limitation on Designation of Immaterial Subsidiaries and Native American Subsidiaries

     141143  

SECTION 9.14.

 

Ratings

     142143  

SECTION 9.15.

 

Post-Closing Matters

     142143  
ARTICLE X.

 

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

 

SECTION 10.01.

 

Indebtedness

     143144  

SECTION 10.02.

 

Liens

     146148  

SECTION 10.03.

 

[Reserved]

     149151  

SECTION 10.04.

 

Investments, Loans and Advances

     149151  

SECTION 10.05.

 

Mergers, Consolidations and Sales of Assets

     152153  

SECTION 10.06.

 

Restricted Payments

     154155  

 

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SECTION 10.07.

 

Transactions with Affiliates

     156157  

SECTION 10.08.

 

Financial Covenants

     157158  

SECTION 10.09.

 

Certain Payments of Indebtedness; Amendments to Certain Agreements

     157159  

SECTION 10.10.

 

Limitation on Certain Restrictions Affecting Subsidiaries

     160161  

SECTION 10.11.

 

Limitation on Lines of Business; Holding Companies; RRR

     161163  

SECTION 10.12.

 

Limitation on Changes to Fiscal Year

     161163  
ARTICLE XI.

 

EVENTS OF DEFAULT

 

SECTION 11.01.

 

Events of Default

     161163  

SECTION 11.02.

 

Application of Proceeds

     165166  

SECTION 11.03.

 

Borrower’s Right to Cure

     166167  
ARTICLE XII.

 

AGENTS

 

SECTION 12.01.

 

Appointment

     166168  

SECTION 12.02.

 

Rights

     167168  

SECTION 12.03.

 

Exculpatory Provisions

     167168  

SECTION 12.04.

 

Reliance by Agents

     168169  

SECTION 12.05.

 

Delegation of Duties

     168170  

SECTION 12.06.

 

Resignation of Administrative Agent

     168170  

SECTION 12.07.

 

Nonreliance on Agents and Other Lenders

     170171  

SECTION 12.08.

 

Indemnification

     170172  

SECTION 12.09.

 

No Other Duties

     170172  

SECTION 12.10.

 

Holders

     171172  

SECTION 12.11.

 

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim

     171172  

SECTION 12.12.

 

Collateral Matters

     171173  

SECTION 12.13.

 

Withholding Tax

     172173  

SECTION 12.14.

 

Secured Cash Management Agreements and Swap Contracts

     172174  
ARTICLE XIII.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

SECTION 13.01.

 

Waiver

     173174  

SECTION 13.02.

 

Notices

     173174  

SECTION 13.03.

 

Expenses, Indemnification, Etc.

     174176  

SECTION 13.04.

 

Amendments and Waiver

     176178  

SECTION 13.05.

 

Benefit of Agreement; Assignments; Participations

     183184  

SECTION 13.06.

 

Survival

     189190  

SECTION 13.07.

 

Captions

     189190  

SECTION 13.08.

 

Counterparts; Interpretation; Effectiveness

     189191  

SECTION 13.09.

 

Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction; Waivers; Etc.

     190191  

SECTION 13.10.

 

Confidentiality

     191192  

SECTION 13.11.

 

Independence of Representations, Warranties and Covenants

     191193  

SECTION 13.12.

 

Severability

     191193  

 

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SECTION 13.13.

 

Gaming Laws

     191193  

SECTION 13.14.

 

USA Patriot Act

     192193  

SECTION 13.15.

 

Waiver of Claims

     192194  

SECTION 13.16.

 

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

     192194  

SECTION 13.17.

 

Lender Action

     193195  

SECTION 13.18.

 

Interest Rate Limitation

     193195  

SECTION 13.19.

 

Payments Set Aside

     194195  

SECTION 13.20.

 

VoteCo SPE Reorganization

     194196  

SECTION 13.21.

 

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions

     194196  

 

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ANNEXES:      
ANNEX A-1    -    Revolving Commitments on Fifth Amendment Effective Date
ANNEX A-2    -    Term A Facility Commitments
ANNEX A-3    -    Term A-3 Facility Loans on FourthFifth Amendment Effective Date
ANNEX A-4    -    Term A-4 Facility Loans on Fifth Amendment Effective Date
ANNEX A-45    -    Term B Facility Commitments
ANNEX B    -    Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and, Term A-3 Facility Loans and Term A-4 Facility Loans
ANNEX C    -    Amortization Payments - Term A-3 Facility Loans
ANNEX D    -    Amortization Payments - Term A-4 Facility Loans
SCHEDULES:      
SCHEDULE 1.01(A)    -    Excluded Subsidiary Agreements
SCHEDULE 1.01(B)    -    Guarantors
SCHEDULE 1.01(C)    -    Initial Mortgaged Real Property
SCHEDULE 1.01(D)    -    Designated Lenders
SCHEDULE 1.01(E)    -    Native American Contracts
SCHEDULE 1.01(F)    -    Disqualified Lenders
SCHEDULE 2.03(n)    -    Existing Letters of Credit
SCHEDULE 7.01    -    Jurisdictions of Local Counsel Opinions
SCHEDULE 8.03    -    Litigation
SCHEDULE 8.07    -    ERISA
SCHEDULE 8.08    -    Taxes
SCHEDULE 8.10    -    Environmental Matters
SCHEDULE 8.12(a)    -    Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 8.12(b)    -    Immaterial Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 8.12(c)    -    Unrestricted Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 8.12(d)    -    Native American Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 8.13(a)    -    Ownership
SCHEDULE 8.15    -    Licenses and Permits
SCHEDULE 8.19    -    Intellectual Property
SCHEDULE 8.21    -    Regulation H
SCHEDULE 8.23(a)    -    Real Property
SCHEDULE 8.23(b)    -    Real Property Takings, Etc.
SCHEDULE 8.25(a)    -    No Certificates of Occupancy; Violations, Etc.
SCHEDULE 8.25(b)    -    Encroachment, Boundary, Location, Possession Disputes
SCHEDULE 9.12    -    Designated Unrestricted Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 9.15    -    Post-Closing Matters
SCHEDULE 10.01    -    Existing Indebtedness
SCHEDULE 10.02    -    Certain Existing Liens
SCHEDULE 10.04    -    Investments
SCHEDULE 10.04(u)    -    Native American Investments
SCHEDULE 10.04(w)    -    Real Estate to be Invested by Native American Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 10.07    -    Transactions with Affiliates

 

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EXHIBITS:      
EXHIBIT A-1   

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   Form of Revolving Note
EXHIBIT A-2   

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   Form of Term A Facility Note
EXHIBIT A-3   

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   Form of Term B Facility Note
EXHIBIT A-4   

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   Form of Swingline Note
EXHIBIT B   

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   Form of Notice of Borrowing
EXHIBIT C   

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   Form of Notice of Continuation/Conversion
EXHIBIT D   

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   Forms of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
EXHIBIT E   

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   Form of Foreign Lender Certificate
EXHIBIT F   

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   Form of Pledge Agreement
EXHIBIT G   

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   Form of Solvency Certificate
EXHIBIT H   

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   Form of Security Agreement
EXHIBIT I   

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   Form of Mortgage
EXHIBIT J   

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   [Reserved]
EXHIBIT K   

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   Form of Assignment and Assumption Agreement
EXHIBIT L   

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   Form of Letter of Credit Request
EXHIBIT M   

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   Form of Joinder Agreement
EXHIBIT N   

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   Form of Perfection Certificate
EXHIBIT O   

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   Form of Auction Procedures
EXHIBIT P   

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   Form of Open Market Assignment and Assumption Agreement
EXHIBIT Q   

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   Form of Term Loan Extension Amendment
EXHIBIT R   

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   Form of Revolving Extension Amendment
EXHIBIT S   

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   Form of Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement
EXHIBIT T   

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   Form of Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement
EXHIBIT U   

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   Form of Custodian Agreement
EXHIBIT V   

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   Form of Compliance Certificate

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of June 8, 2016 (this “Agreement”), among STATION CASINOS LLC, a Nevada limited liability company (“Borrower”); the SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS party hereto from time to time; the LENDERS from time to time party hereto; the L/C LENDERS party hereto; DEUTSCHE BANK AG CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH, as swingline lender (in such capacity, together with its successors in such capacity, “Swingline Lender”); DEUTSCHE BANK AG CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH, as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with its successors in such capacity, “Administrative Agent”); and DEUTSCHE BANK AG CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH, as collateral agent (in such capacity, together with its successors in such capacity, “Collateral Agent”).

WHEREAS, Borrower has requested that the Lenders provide first lien revolving credit and term loan facilities, and the Lenders have indicated their willingness to lend, and the L/C Lender has indicated its willingness to issue letters of credit, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements, provisions and covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

DEFINITIONS, ACCOUNTING MATTERS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

Certain Defined Terms. As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

ABR Loans” shall mean Loans that bear interest at rates based upon the Alternate Base Rate.

Acquisition” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any transaction or series of related transactions for the (a) acquisition of all or substantially all of the Property of any other Person, or of any business or division of any other Person (other than any then-existing Company), (b) acquisition of more than 50% of the Equity Interests of any other Person, or otherwise causing any other Person to become a Subsidiary of such Person or (c) merger or consolidation of such Person or any other combination of such Person with any other Person (other than any of the foregoing between or among any then-existing Companies).

Act” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.14.

Additional Credit Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.11.

Adjusted Maximum Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.10.

Administrative Agent” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.

Affected Classes” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.04(b)(A).

Affiliate” shall mean(a) with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified; provided that as to any Credit Party or any Subsidiary thereof, the term “Affiliate” shall expressly exclude the Persons constituting Lenders as of the Closing Date and their respective Affiliates (determined as provided herein without regard to this proviso) and (b) with respect to any Credit Party or any Subsidiary thereof, (i) Frank J. Fertitta III and his spouse, their respective parents and grandparents and any lineal descendants (including adopted children and their lineal descendants) of any of the foregoing, (ii) Lorenzo J. Fertitta and his spouse, their respective parents and grandparents and any lineal descendants (including adopted children and their lineal descendants) of any of the foregoing, (iii) any Affiliate (determined in accordance with this definition without regard to this clause (iii)) of any Person described in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), and (iv) any personal investment vehicle, trust or entity owned


by, or established for the benefit of, or the estate of, any Person described in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii). “Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to (x) vote more than fifty percent (50%) (or, for purposes of Section 10.07 and the definition of Station Permitted Assignee, ten percent (10%)) of the outstanding voting interests of a Person or (y) direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto. For purposes of this Agreement, each of Holdco, RRR and, from and after the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, the VoteCo SPE shall be deemed to Control the Borrower.

Affiliated Lender” means a Lender that is a Station Permitted Assignee.

Agent” shall mean any of Administrative Agent, Auction Manager, Collateral Agent, Lead Arrangers, Syndication Agent and/or Documentation Agent, as applicable.

Agent Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.02(e).

Agent Related Parties” shall mean each Agent and any sub-agent thereof and their respective Affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors.

Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.

All-In Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the yield thereof, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, original issue discount, upfront fees, a LIBO Rate floor (to the extent the LIBO Rate floor applicable to the applicable Incremental Term Loans is greater than the LIBO Rate floor for the Term B Facility and is in excess of the three-month LIBO Rate at the time of incurrence of such Incremental Term Loan) or Alternate Base Rate floor (to the extent the Alternate Base Rate floor applicable to the applicable Incremental Term Loans is greater than the Alternate Base Rate floor for the Term B Facility and is in excess of the Alternate Base Rate at the time of incurrence of such Incremental Term Loan) or otherwise, in each case, incurred or payable by Borrower generally to all lenders of such Indebtedness; provided that original issue discount and upfront fees shall be equated to interest rate assuming a 4-year life to maturity (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness); and provided, further, that “All-In Yield” shall not include arrangement, structuring, commitment, underwriting, amendment or other similar fees (regardless of whether paid in whole or in part to any or all lenders) or other fees not paid generally to all lenders of such Indebtedness.

Alternate Base Rate” shall mean, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus 12 of 1% and (c) the LIBO Rate for a one month Interest Period beginning on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1.0%; provided that, the LIBO Rate for any day shall be based on the LIBO Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day; provided, further, that with respect to the Term B Facility Loans only, the Alternate Base Rate shall not be less than 1.75%. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the LIBO Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the LIBO Rate, respectively.

Amortization Payment” shall mean each scheduled installment of payments on the Term Loans as set forth in Sections 3.01(b), 3.01(c) and 3.01(d).

ANC” means the American Nevada Company, a Nevada corporation.

Anti-Corruption Laws” shall mean the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, the UK Bribery Act 2010, as amended, and all other laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.

 

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Applicable ECF Percentage” shall mean, for any fiscal year, commencing with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, (a) 50% if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is greater than 4.50 to 1.00, (b) 25% if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is equal to or less than 4.50 to 1.00 and greater than 3.75 to 1.00 and (c) 0% if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is equal to or less than 3.75 to 1.00.

Applicable Fee Percentage” shall mean: (a) with respect to Unutilized R/C Commitments in respect of Closing Date Revolving Commitments, 0.30% and, (b) with respect to Unutilized R/C Commitments in respect of Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments, 0.30% and (c) with respect to any Unutilized R/C Commitments in respect of any other Tranche of Revolving Commitments, 0.50% (or the percentage per annum set forth in the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement).

Applicable Lending Office” shall mean, for each Lender and for each Type of Loan, the “Lending Office” of such Lender (or of an Affiliate of such Lender) (a) that is a lender on the Closing Date, designated for such Type of Loan on Annexes A-1 through A-4 hereof, (b) set forth on such Lender’s signature page to an Incremental Joinder Agreement for any Lender making any Incremental Commitment pursuant to Section 2.12, (c) set forth on such Lender’s signature page to any Refinancing Amendment for any Lender providing Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness pursuant to Section 2.15, (d) set forth in the Assignment Agreement for any Person that becomes a “Lender” hereunder pursuant to an Assignment Agreement or (e) such other office of such Lender (or of an Affiliate of such Lender) as such Lender may from time to time specify to Administrative Agent and Borrower as the office by which its Loans of such Type are to be made and maintained.

Applicable Margin” shall mean:

(a)    for each Type and Class of Loan, other than any Term B Facility Loan, (i) prior to the Initial Financial Statement Delivery Date, the respective percentage per annum set forth at Level II as set forth on Annex B (or the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement) for such Type and Class of Loan; and (ii) on and after the Initial Financial Statement Delivery Date, the applicable percentage per annum as set forth on Annex B (or the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement) for such Type and Class of Loan, set forth opposite the relevant Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio in Annex B (or the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement) determined as of the most recent Calculation Date. After the Initial Financial Statement Delivery Date, any change in the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio shall be effective to adjust the Applicable Margin on and as of the date of receipt by Administrative Agent of the Section 9.04 Financials resulting in such change until the date immediately preceding the next date of delivery of Section 9.04 Financials resulting in another such change. If (i) Borrower fails to deliver the Section 9.04 Financials within the times specified in Section 9.04(a) or 9.04(b), as applicable, or (ii) an Event of Default is continuing and the Required Pro Rata Lenders have directed the application of Level I, such ratio shall be deemed to be at Level I as set forth in Annex B (or the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement) from the date of any such failure to deliver until Borrower delivers such Section 9.04 Financials in the case of clause (i) or the date of delivery of such direction in the case of clause (ii) until such Event of Default is no longer continuing or the Required Pro Rata Lenders have otherwise agreed that such Level I is no longer applicable, as applicable. In the event that any financial statement or certification delivered pursuant to Section 9.04 is shown to be inaccurate (an “Inaccuracy Determination”), and such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Margin for any period (an “Inaccurate Applicable Margin Period”) than the Applicable Margin applied for such Inaccurate Applicable Margin Period, then Borrower shall promptly (i) deliver to the Administrative Agent corrected Section 9.04 Financials for such Inaccurate Applicable Margin Period, (ii) determine the Applicable Margin for such Inaccurate Applicable Margin Period based upon the corrected Section 9.04 Financials and (iii) pay to the Administrative Agent the accrued additional interest owing as a result of such increased Applicable Margin for such Inaccurate Applicable Margin Period, which payment shall be promptly applied by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 4.01. It is acknowledged and agreed that nothing contained herein shall limit the rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under the Credit Documents, including their rights under Section 3.02 and Article XI and their other respective rights under this Agreement; and

 

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(b)    for each Term B Facility Loan, (i) 2.50% per annum, with respect to LIBOR Loans and (ii) 1.50% per annum, with respect to ABR Loans.

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

Asset Sale” shall mean (a) any conveyance, sale, lease, transfer or other disposition (including by way of merger or consolidation and including any sale and leaseback transaction) of any Property (including accounts receivable and Equity Interests of any Person owned by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries but not any Equity Issuance) (whether owned on the Closing Date or thereafter acquired) by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to any Person (other than (i) with respect to any Credit Party, to any Credit Party, and (ii) with respect to any other Company, to any Company) and (b) any issuance or sale by any Restricted Subsidiary of its Equity Interests to any Person (other than to Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary); provided that the following shall not constitute an “Asset Sale”: (v) any conveyance, sale, lease, transfer or other disposition of inventory, in any case in the ordinary course of business, (w) Real Property leases and other leases, licenses, subleases or sublicenses, in each case, granted to others in the ordinary course of business and which do not materially interfere with the business of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries, (x) any conveyance, sale, lease, transfer or other disposition of obsolete or worn out assets or assets no longer useful in the business of the Credit Parties, (y) licenses of Intellectual Property entered into in the ordinary course of business and (z) any conveyance, sale, transfer or other disposition of cash and/or Cash Equivalents.

Assignment Agreement” shall mean an Assignment and Assumption Agreement substantially in the form attached as Exhibit K hereto.

Auction Amount” shall have the meaning provided in Exhibit O hereto.

Auction Manager” shall mean Deutsche Bank, or another financial institution as shall be selected by Borrower in a written notice to Administrative Agent, in each case in its capacity as Auction Manager.

Auction Procedures” shall mean, collectively, the auction procedures, auction notice, return bid and Borrower Assignment Agreement in substantially the form set forth as Exhibit O hereto or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Auction Manager and Borrower so long as the same are consistent with the provisions hereof; provided, however, Auction Manager, with the prior written consent of Borrower, may amend or modify the procedures, notices, bids and Borrower Assignment Agreement in connection with any Borrower Loan Purchase (but excluding economic terms of a particular auction after any Lender has validly tendered Term Loans requested in an offer relating to such auction, other than to increase the Auction Amount or raise the Discount Range applicable to such auction); provided, further, that no such amendments or modifications may be implemented after 24 hours prior to the date and time return bids are due in such auction.

Auto-Extension Letter of Credit” shall have the meaning provided by Section 2.03(b).

Available Amount” shall mean, on any date, an amount not less than zero, equal to:

(a) the aggregate amount of Excess Cash Flow for all fiscal years (or in the case of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, the aggregate amount of Excess Cash Flow attributable to the period from and including the first day of the first full fiscal quarter after the Closing Date through December 31, 2016) ending after the Closing Date (not less than zero) (commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016) and prior to such date

 

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minus the portion of such Excess Cash Flow that has been (or is, or previously was, required to be) applied to prepay the Loans pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iv) (except for the portion thereof constituting Declined Amounts) minus, without duplication, any voluntary prepayments of Loans referenced in Section 2.10(a)(iv)(y) that previously reduced the amount of the required prepayment pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iv), minus, without duplication, any voluntary prepayments of the Other First Lien Indebtedness referenced in Section 2.10(a)(iv)(y) that previously reduced the amount of the required prepayment pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iv), minus, without duplication, any reduction in the amount of Excess Cash Flow required to be prepaid pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iv) by reason of Section 2.10(a)(vii), in each case, in the aggregate for all fiscal years (or in the case of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, for the period from the first day of the first full fiscal quarter after the Closing Date through December 31, 2016) ending after the Closing Date (commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016) and prior to such date; plus

(b)    in the event of (i) the Revocation of a Subsidiary that was designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (ii) the merger, consolidation or amalgamation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary with or into Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (where the surviving entity is Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary) or (iii) the transfer or other conveyance of assets of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to, or liquidation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary into, Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, an amount equal to the sum of (x) the fair market value of the Investments deemed made by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time such Subsidiary was designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, plus (y) the amount of the Investments of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in such Unrestricted Subsidiary made after such designation and prior to the time of such Revocation, merger, consolidation, amalgamation, conveyance or transfer (or of the assets transferred or conveyed, as applicable), other than, in the case of this clause (y), to the extent such Investments funded Investments by such Unrestricted Subsidiary into a Person that, after giving effect to the transaction described in clauses (i), (ii) or (iii) above, will be an Unrestricted Subsidiary; provided, that clauses (x) and (y) shall not be duplicative of any reductions in the amount of such Investments pursuant to the proviso to the definition of “Investments”; plus

(c)    an amount equal to the returns or refunds of Qualifying Investments (excluding (i) any interest, earnings, returns or other gains in respect of such Qualifying Investments determined in the manner set forth in Section 1.02(b) and (ii) Specified 10.04(k) Investment Returns) received by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries from Persons other than Credit Parties after the Closing Date to the extent not included in Consolidated Net Income; plus

(d)    the aggregate amount of Equity Issuance Proceeds (including upon conversion or exchange of a debt instrument into or for any Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Capital Stock)) received by Borrower from Permitted Equity Issuances (other than Permitted Equity Issuances pursuant to Section 11.03) after the Closing Date and on or prior to such date; plus

(e)    the aggregate fair market value of assets or Property acquired in exchange for Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Capital Stock) of Borrower (other than Permitted Equity Issuances pursuant to Section 11.03) after the Closing Date and on or prior to such date; minus

(f)    the aggregate amount of any (i) Investments made pursuant to Section 10.04(l), (ii) Restricted Payments made pursuant to Section 10.06(j) and (iii) Junior Prepayments pursuant to Section 10.09(a)(ii) (in each case, in reliance on the then-outstanding Available Amount) made since the Closing Date and on or prior to such date; minus

(g)    the aggregate amount of any Restricted Payments made pursuant to Section 10.06(o).

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

 

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

Bankruptcy Code” shall mean the Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy,” as now or hereinafter in effect, or any successor statute thereto.

Bankruptcy Proceedings” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.07(i).

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

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

Borrower” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.

Borrower Assignment Agreement” shall mean, with respect to any assignment to Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 13.05(d) consummated pursuant to the Auction Procedures, an Assignment and Acceptance Agreement substantially in the form of Annex C to the Auction Procedures (as may be modified from time to time as set forth in the definition of Auction Procedures).

Borrower Loan Purchase” shall mean any purchase of Term Loans by Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 13.05(d).

Borrower Materials” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04.

Borrowing” shall mean (a) Loans of the same Class and Type made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of LIBOR Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect, or (b) a Swingline Loan.

Business Day” shall mean any day, except a Saturday or Sunday, (a) on which commercial banks are not authorized or required to close in New York and (b) if such day relates to a borrowing of, a payment or prepayment of principal of or interest on, a continuation or conversion of or into, or an Interest Period for, a LIBOR Loan or a notice by Borrower with respect to any such borrowing, payment, prepayment, continuation, conversion or Interest Period, that is also a day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are carried out in the London interbank market.

Calculation Date” means the last day of the most recent Test Period.

Capital Expenditures” shall mean, for any period any expenditures by Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries for the acquisition or leasing of fixed or capital assets (including Capital Lease Obligations) that should be capitalized in accordance with GAAP and any expenditures by such Person for maintenance, repairs, restoration or refurbishment of the condition or usefulness of Property of such Person that should be capitalized in accordance with GAAP; provided that the following items shall not constitute Capital Expenditures: (a) expenditures made in connection with the replacement, substitution, restoration or repair of assets to the extent financed with (x) insurance proceeds paid on account of the loss of or damage to the assets being replaced, restored or repaired or (y) awards of compensation arising from the taking by eminent domain or condemnation (or transfers in lieu thereof) of the assets being replaced; (b) the purchase price of assets purchased simultaneously with the trade-in of existing assets solely to the extent that the gross amount of such purchase price is reduced by the credit granted by the seller of such assets for the asset being traded in at such time; (c) the purchase of property or equipment to the extent financed with the proceeds of asset sales or other dispositions outside the ordinary course of business that are not required to be applied to prepay the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iii); (d) expenditures that constitute Permitted Acquisitions or

 

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other Acquisitions not prohibited hereunder; (e) any capitalized interest expense reflected as additions to property in the consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (including in connection with sale-leaseback transactions not prohibited hereunder); (f) any non-cash compensation or other non-cash costs reflected as additions to property in the consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries; and (g) capital expenditures relating to the construction or acquisition of any property or equipment which has been transferred to a Person other than Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to a sale-leaseback transaction not prohibited hereunder and capital expenditures arising pursuant to sale-leaseback transactions.

Capital Lease” as applied to any Person, shall mean any lease of any Property by that Person as lessee that, in conformity with GAAP, is required to be classified and accounted for as a capital lease on the balance sheet of that Person; provided, however, that for the avoidance of doubt, any lease that is accounted for by any Person as an operating lease as of the Closing Date and any similar lease entered into after the Closing Date by any Person may, in the sole discretion of Borrower, be accounted for as an operating lease and not as a Capital Lease.

Capital Lease Obligations” shall mean, for any Person, all obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under a Capital Lease, and, for purposes of this Agreement, the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided, however, that for the avoidance of doubt, any lease that is accounted for by any Person as an operating lease as of the Closing Date and any similar lease entered into after the Closing Date by any Person may, in the sole discretion of Borrower, be accounted for as an operating lease and not as a Capital Lease.

Cash Collateralize” shall mean, in respect of an obligation, to provide and pledge (as a first priority perfected security interest) cash collateral in Dollars or other credit support, in each case, at a location and pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to (a) Administrative Agent, (b) in the case of obligations owing to an L/C Lender, such L/C Lender, and (c) in the case of obligations owing to the Swingline Lender, Swingline Lender (and “Cash Collateral” and “Cash Collateralization” have corresponding meanings).

Cash Equivalents” shall mean, for any Person: (a) direct obligations of the United States, or of any agency thereof, or obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States, or by any agency thereof, in either case maturing not more than one year from the date of acquisition thereof by such Person; (b) time deposits, certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances (including eurodollar deposits) issued by (i) any bank or trust company organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof and having capital, surplus and undivided profits of at least $500.0 million that is assigned at least a “B” rating by Thomson Financial BankWatch or (ii) any Lender or bank holding company owning any Lender (in each case, at the time of acquisition); (c) commercial paper maturing not more than one year from the date of acquisition thereof by such Person and (i) issued by any Lender or bank holding company owning any Lender or (ii) rated at least “A-2” or the equivalent thereof by S&P or at least “P-2” or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s, respectively, (in each case, at the time of acquisition); (d) repurchase obligations with a term of not more than thirty (30) days for underlying securities of the types described in clause (a) above or (e) below entered into with a bank meeting the qualifications described in clause (b) above (in each case, at the time of acquisition); (e) securities with maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition issued or fully guaranteed by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, or by any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or by any foreign government, and rated at least “A” by S&P or “A” by Moody’s (in each case, at the time of acquisition); (f) securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any Lender or any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (b) above (in each case, at the time of acquisition); (g) money market mutual funds that invest primarily in the foregoing items (determined at the time such investment in such fund is made); or (h) solely with respect to any Foreign Subsidiary, (i) marketable direct obligations issued by, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the country in which such Foreign Subsidiary maintains its chief executive office or principal place of business, or issued by any agency of such country and backed by the full faith and credit of such country, and rated at least “A” or the equivalent thereof by S&P or “A2” or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s (in each case, at the time of acquisition), (ii) time deposits, certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances issued by any commercial bank which is organized and existing under the laws of the country in which

 

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such Foreign Subsidiary maintains its chief executive office and principal place of business, or payable to a Company promptly following demand and maturing within one year of the date of acquisition and (iii) other customarily utilized high-quality or cash equivalent-type Investments in the country where such Foreign Subsidiary maintains its chief executive office or principal place of business.

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

Cash Management Bank” shall mean (a) any Person that is a party to a Cash Management Agreement with Borrower and/or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries if such Person was, at the date of entering into such Cash Management Agreement, an Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of an Agent or a Lender and (b) any Person that is a party to a Cash Management Agreement with Borrower and/or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that was in effect on the Closing Date, if such Person becomes an Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of an Agent or a Lender within thirty (30) days of the Closing Date, and in the case of each of clauses (a) and (b), such Person executes and delivers to Administrative Agent a letter agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent pursuant to which such Person (i) appoints Collateral Agent as its agent under the applicable Credit Documents and (ii) agrees to be bound by the provisions of Section 12.03.

Casualty Event” shall mean any loss of title or any loss of or damage to or destruction of, or any condemnation or other taking (or settlement in lieu thereof) (including by any Governmental Authority) of, any Property. “Casualty Event” shall include, but not be limited to, any taking of all or any part of any Real Property of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or any part thereof, in or by condemnation or other eminent domain proceedings pursuant to any Law (or settlement in lieu thereof), or by reason of the temporary requisition of the use or occupancy of all or any part of any Real Property of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or any part thereof by any Governmental Authority, civil or military.

CERCLA” shall mean the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.

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

Change of Control” shall be deemed to have occurred if:

Holdco and RRR at any time shall cease to own directly (or, with respect to RRR after the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, indirectly) one hundred percent (100%) of the Equity Interests in Borrower;

any “Person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act (but excluding (i) any employee benefit plan of such Person or its subsidiaries, any Person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan, or any Person formed as a holding company for Borrower (in a transaction where the Voting Stock of Borrower outstanding prior to such transaction is converted into or exchanged for the Voting Stock of the surviving or transferee Person constituting all or substantially all of the outstanding shares of such Voting Stock of such surviving or

 

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transferee Person (immediately after giving effect to such issuance)) and (ii) the Fertitta Holders)), becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, except that a Person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such Person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of more than 35% of the Voting Stock of Borrower on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such “Person” or “group” has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right) which Voting Stock represents, at any time, voting power that is equal to or more than the voting power represented by the Voting Stock “beneficially owned,” directly or indirectly (and taking into account all such securities that the Fertitta Holders have the right to acquire pursuant to any option right), by the Fertitta Holders at such time;

RRR shall cease to hold, directly (or after the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, indirectly through the VoteCo SPE) 100% of the voting power in Borrower;

any “change of control” (or any comparable term) in any document pertaining to (x) the Senior Unsecured Notes, (y) any other Junior Financing or (z) any other Indebtedness of any Holding Company, Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary constituting Material Indebtedness;

at any time after the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, RRR at any time shall cease to own directly one hundred percent (100%) of the Equity Interests in the VoteCo SPE; or

at any time after the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, the VoteCo SPE shall cease to hold, directly or indirectly, one hundred percent (100%) of the voting power in Borrower.

Charges” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.18.

Claim” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.05(i)(i).

Class” has the meaning set forth in Section 1.03.

Closing Date” shall mean the date on which the initial extension of credit is made hereunder, which date is June 8, 2016.

Closing Date Refinancing” shall mean the repayment and replacement of all loans and commitments under the Existing Credit Agreement.

Closing Date Revolving Commitment” means (a, collectively, (a) from the Closing Date through the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, (i) a Revolving Commitment established on the Closing Date and (bii) the Fourth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments established on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and (b) after the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, a Revolving Commitment referred to in clause (a) that is not a Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitment.

Closing Date Revolving Facility” shall mean the credit facility comprising the Closing Date Revolving Commitments and any Incremental Revolving Commitments.

Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

Collateral” shall mean all of the Pledged Collateral, the Mortgaged Real Property, the Mortgaged Vessels (if any), all Property encumbered pursuant to Sections 9.08, 9.11 and 9.15, and all other Property of a Credit Party, Holding Company or RRR whether now owned or hereafter acquired, upon which a Lien securing the Obligations is

 

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granted or purported to be granted under any Security Document. “Collateral” shall not include any assets or Property that has been released (in accordance with the Credit Documents) from the Lien granted to the Collateral Agent pursuant to the Collateral Documents, unless and until such time as such assets or Property are required by the Credit Documents to again become subject to a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent.

Collateral Account” shall mean (a) a Deposit Account (as defined in the UCC) of Borrower with respect to which Collateral Agent has “control” (as defined in Section 9-104 of the UCC) or (b) a Securities Account (as defined in the UCC) of Borrower with respect to which Collateral Agent has “control” (as defined in Section 9-106 of the UCC).

Collateral Agent” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.

Commitments” shall mean the Revolving Commitments, the Term Loan Commitments, the Swingline Commitment, any Other Commitments and any New Term Loan Commitments.

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Companies” shall mean Borrower and its Subsidiaries; and “Company” shall mean any one of them.

Consolidated Cash Interest Expense” shall mean, for any Test Period, Consolidated Interest Expense paid in cash with respect to such Test Period net of cash interest income (other than cash interest income in respect of notes receivable and similar items), of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period as determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, minus the sum (without duplication) of any of the following to the extent deemed to be included in Consolidated Interest Expense and paid in cash with respect to such Test Period: (a) payments received under Swap Contracts relating to interest rates with respect to such Test Period, (b) arrangement, commitment or upfront fees and similar financing fees, original issue discount, and redemption or prepayment premiums payable during or with respect to such Test Period, (c) interest payable during or with respect to such Test Period with respect to Indebtedness that has been Discharged, (d) any cash costs associated with breakage or termination in respect of hedging agreements for interest rates payable during such Test Period and costs and fees associated with obtaining Swap Contracts and fees payable thereunder and (e) fees and expenses associated with the consummation of the Transactions. Consolidated Cash Interest Expense shall exclude interest expense in respect of (a) Indebtedness that is excluded from Consolidated Indebtedness by reason of clause (ii), (iii) or (iv) of the proviso thereof, to the extent of such exclusion or (b) Indebtedness not in excess of $500.0 million at any one time outstanding, which constitutes Development Expenses, or the proceeds of which were applied to fund Development Expenses (but only for so long as such Indebtedness or such funded expenses, as the case may be, constitute Development Expenses). For purposes of determining Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for any Test Period that includes any period ending prior to the first anniversary of the Closing Date, Consolidated Cash Interest Expense shall be an amount equal to actual Consolidated Cash Interest Expense from the Closing Date through the date of determination multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is 365 and the denominator of which is the number of days from the Closing Date through the date of determination.

Consolidated Current Assets” means, with respect to any Person at any date, the total consolidated current assets of such Person and its Subsidiaries (other than Unrestricted Subsidiaries) that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified as current assets on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries (other than Unrestricted Subsidiaries), other than (x) cash and Cash Equivalents and (y) the current portion of deferred income tax assets.

Consolidated Current Liabilities” means, with respect to any Person at any date, all liabilities of such Person and its Subsidiaries (other than Unrestricted Subsidiaries) at such date that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified as current liabilities on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries (other than Unrestricted Subsidiaries), other than (x) the current portion of any Indebtedness and (y) the current portion of deferred income taxes.

 

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Consolidated EBITDA” shall mean, for any Test Period, the sum (without duplication) of Consolidated Net Income for such Test Period; plus

(a)    in each case to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income:

(i)    provisions for taxes based on income or profits or capital gains, plus franchise or similar taxes, of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period;

(ii)    Consolidated Interest Expense (net of interest income (other than interest income in respect of notes receivable and similar items)) of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period, whether paid or accrued and whether or not capitalized;

(iii)    any cost, charge, fee or expense (including discounts and commissions and including fees and charges incurred in respect of letters of credit or bankers acceptance financings) (or any amortization of any of the foregoing) associated with any issuance (or proposed issuance) of debt, or equity or any refinancing transaction (or proposed refinancing transaction) or any amendment or other modification of any debt instrument;

(iv)    depreciation and amortization (including amortization of goodwill and other intangibles but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior Test Period);

(v)    any Pre-Opening Expenses;

(vi)    the amount of any restructuring charges or reserve (including those relating to severance, relocation costs and one-time compensation charges), costs incurred in connection with any non-recurring strategic initiatives, other business optimization expenses (including incentive costs and expenses relating to business optimization programs and signing, retention and completion bonuses) and any unusual or non-recurring charges or items of loss or expense (including, without limitation, losses on asset sales (other than asset sales in the ordinary course of business));

(vii)    any charges, fees and expenses (or any amortization thereof) (including, without limitation, all legal, accounting, advisory or other transaction-related fees, charges, costs and expenses and any bonuses or success fee payments related to the Transactions) related to the Transactions, any Permitted Acquisition or Investment (including any other Acquisition) or disposition (or any such proposed acquisition, Investment or disposition) (including amortization or write offs of debt issuance or deferred financing costs, premiums and prepayment penalties), in each case, whether or not successful;

(viii)    any losses resulting from mark to market accounting of Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments;

(ix)    expenses actually reimbursed in cash to Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary by an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to a Subsidiary Cost Allocation Agreement;

 

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(x)    Restricted Payments made by Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries to Holdco pursuant to Section 10.06(p) (net of Subsidiary Tax Sharing Payments);

(xi)    to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, non-cash items decreasing such Consolidated Net Income for such Test Period, other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course of business, and other than any items which represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges for any prior Test Period subsequent to the issue date which was not added back to Consolidated EBITDA when accrued; minus

(b)    each of the following:

 

  (i)

to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, non-cash items increasing such Consolidated Net Income for such Test Period, other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course of business, and other than any items which represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges for any prior Test Period subsequent to the issue date which was not added back to Consolidated EBITDA when accrued;

 

  (ii)

to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, the amount of any gains resulting from mark to market accounting of Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments;

 

  (iii)

to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, any unusual or non-recurring items of income or gain to the extent increasing Consolidated Net Income for such Test Period; and

 

  (iv)

distributions made by Borrower to the Holding Companies during such period pursuant to Sections 10.06(m) and (n); plus

(c)    the amount of cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies projected by Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of specified actions taken or with respect to which steps have been initiated (in the good faith determination of Borrower) during such Test Period (or with respect to (x) the Transactions, are reasonably expected to be initiated within twelve (12) months of the Closing Date, or (y) Specified Transactions, are reasonably expected to be initiated within twelve (12) months of the closing date of the Specified Transaction), including in connection with the Transactions or any Specified Transaction (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies had been realized during the entirety of such Test Period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such Test Period from such actions; provided that (i) a duly completed Officer’s Certificate of Borrower shall be delivered to Administrative Agent together with the applicable Section 9.04 Financials, providing reasonable detail with respect to such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies and certifying that such savings, operating expense reductions and synergies are reasonably expected to be realized within twelve (12) months of the taking of such specified actions and are factually supportable in the good faith judgment of Borrower, (ii) such actions are to be taken within (A) in the case of any such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies in connection with the Transactions, twelve (12) months after the Closing Date and (B) in all other cases, within twelve (12) months after the consummation of such Specified Transaction, restructuring or implementation of an initiative that is expected to result in such cost savings, expense reductions or synergies, (iii) no cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies shall be added pursuant to this clause (c) to the extent duplicative of any expenses or charges otherwise added to Consolidated EBITDA, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, for such Test Period, and (iv) projected amounts (and not yet realized) may no longer be added in calculating Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (c) to the extent more than twelve (12) months have elapsed after the specified action taken in order to realize such projected cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies; provided, that the aggregate amount of additions made to Consolidated EBITDA for any Test Period pursuant to this clause (c) and Section 1.05(c) shall not (i) exceed 15.0% of Consolidated EBITDA for such Test Period (after giving effect to this clause (c) and Section 1.05(c)) or (ii) be duplicative of one another; plus

 

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(d)    to the extent not included in Consolidated Net Income or, if otherwise excluded from Consolidated EBITDA due to the operation of clause (b)(iii) above, the amount of insurance proceeds received during such Test Period or after such Test Period and on or prior to the date the calculation is made with respect to such Test Period, attributable to any property which has been closed or had operations curtailed for such Test Period; provided that such amount of insurance proceeds shall only be included pursuant to this clause (d) to the extent of the amount of insurance proceeds plus Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such property for such Test Period (without giving effect to this clause (d)) does not exceed Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such property during the most recently completed four fiscal quarters for which financial results are available that such property was fully operational (or if such property has not been fully operational for four consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial results are available prior to such closure or curtailment, the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such property during the Test Period prior to such closure or curtailment (for which financial results are available) annualized over four fiscal quarters); plus

(e)    cash receipts (or any netting arrangements resulting in reduced cash expenditures) not representing Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Net Income in any Test Period to the extent non-cash gains relating to such income were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to paragraph (b) above for any previous Test Period and not added back.

Consolidated EBITDA shall be further adjusted:

(A)    to include the Consolidated EBITDA of (i) any Person, property, business or asset (including a management agreement or similar agreement) (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) acquired by Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary during such Test Period and (ii) any Unrestricted Subsidiary that is revoked and converted into a Restricted Subsidiary during such Test Period, in each case, based on the Consolidated EBITDA of such Person (or attributable to such property, business or asset) for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such acquisition or Revocation), determined as if references to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in Consolidated Net Income and other defined terms therein were to such Person and its Subsidiaries; provided, that, without duplication of clause (D) below, for purposes of determining Consolidated EBITDA for any period ending prior to the first anniversary of any Tribal Gaming Opening Date, the Tribal Management Fees (excluding any one time development fees) received by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries from the corresponding Tribe after such Tribal Gaming Opening Date and during the applicable Test Period and included in Consolidated Net Income shall be multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is 365 and the denominator of which is the number of days from the applicable Tribal Gaming Opening Date through the end of such Test Period;

(B)    to exclude the Consolidated EBITDA of (i) any Person, property, business or asset (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, closed or classified as discontinued operations by Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary during such Test Period and (ii) any Restricted Subsidiary that is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary during such Test Period, in each case based on the actual Consolidated EBITDA of such Person for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such sale, transfer, disposition, closing, classification or conversion), determined as if references to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in Consolidated Net Income and other defined terms therein were to such Person and its Subsidiaries;

(C)    in the event of any Expansion Capital Expenditures that were opened for business during such Test Period, by multiplying the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Expansion Capital Expenditures (as determined by Borrower) in respect of the first three (3) complete fiscal quarters following opening of the business representing such Expansion Capital Expenditures by: (x) 4 (with respect to the first such quarter), (y) 2 (with respect to the first two such quarters), and (z) 4/3 (with respect to the first three such quarters) and, for the

 

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avoidance of doubt, excluding Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Expansion Capital Expenditures during the quarter in which the business representing such Expansion Capital Expenditure opened (unless such business opened on the first day of a fiscal quarter);

(D)    in the event of any Development Project that was opened for business during such Test Period, by multiplying the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Development Project (as determined by Borrower) in respect of the first three (3) complete fiscal quarters following opening of the business representing such Development Project by: (x) 4 (with respect to the first such quarter), (y) 2 (with respect to the first two such quarters), and (z) 4/3 (with respect to the first three such quarters) and, for the avoidance of doubt, excluding Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Development Project during the quarter in which such Development Project opened (unless such business opened on the first day of a fiscal quarter); and

(E)    in any fiscal quarter during which a purchase of property that prior to such purchase was subject to any operating lease that will be terminated in connection with such purchase shall occur and during the three (3) following fiscal quarters, by increasing Consolidated EBITDA by an amount equal to the quarterly payment in respect of such lease (as if such purchase did not occur) times (a) four (4) (in the case of the quarter in which such purchase occurs), (b) three (3) (in the case of the quarter following such purchase), (c) two (2) (in the case of the second quarter following such purchase) and (d) one (1) (in the case of the third quarter following such purchase), all as determined on a consolidated basis for Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Consolidated EBITDA shall be deemed to be $111,116,277 for the fiscal quarter ended on June 30, 2015; $97,271,265 for the fiscal quarter ended on September 30, 2015; $124,148,274 for the fiscal quarter ended on December 31, 2015; and $133,825,737 for the fiscal quarter ended on March 31, 2016.

Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Indebtedness of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries that is secured by Liens on property or assets of Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that ranks pari passu or senior to the Liens securing the Obligations to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the Test Period most recently ended prior to such date.

Consolidated Indebtedness” shall mean, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount of all Indebtedness of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than any such Indebtedness that has been Discharged) on such date, in an amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet on such date prepared on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, consisting of Indebtedness for borrowed money, obligations in respect of Capital Leases, purchase money Indebtedness, Indebtedness of the kind described in clause (d) of the definition of “Indebtedness”, Indebtedness evidenced by promissory notes and similar instruments and Contingent Obligations in respect of any of the foregoing (to be included only to the extent set forth in clause (iii) below); provided that (i) Consolidated Indebtedness shall not include (A) Indebtedness in respect of letters of credit (including Letters of Credit), except to the extent of unreimbursed amounts thereunder or (B) Indebtedness of the type described in clause (i) of the definition thereof, (ii) the amount of Consolidated Indebtedness, in the case of Indebtedness of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary, shall be reduced by an amount directly proportional to the amount (if any) by which Consolidated EBITDA was reduced (including through the calculation of Consolidated Net Income) in respect of such non-controlling interest in such Restricted Subsidiary owned by a Person other than Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (iii) Consolidated Indebtedness shall not include Contingent Obligations (except for Contingent Obligations incurred pursuant to Section 10.01(s) constituting guarantees permitted by Section 10.04(v)), provided, however, that if and when any such Contingent Obligation that does not constitute Consolidated Indebtedness (other than the LandCo Support Agreement) is demanded for payment from Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, then the amounts of such Contingent Obligation shall be included in such calculations of Consolidated Indebtedness, (iv) the amount of Consolidated Indebtedness, in the case of Indebtedness of a Subsidiary of Borrower that is not a Guarantor and which Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR shall be reduced by an amount directly proportional to the amount by which Consolidated EBITDA was reduced due to the

 

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undistributed earnings of such Subsidiary being excluded from Consolidated Net Income pursuant to clause (d) thereof and (v) Consolidated Indebtedness shall exclude Indebtedness not in excess of $500.0 million at any one time outstanding, which constitutes Development Expenses, or the proceeds of which were applied to fund Development Expenses (but only for so long as such Indebtedness constitutes Development Expenses). Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with Section 10.08 at any time a Default Quarter is included in the Test Period then most recently ended prior to a date of determination, the aggregate principal amount of the Loans repaid pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(v) with the proceeds of a Permitted Equity Issuance consummated in reliance on Section 11.03 during such Default Quarter shall be deemed to be outstanding and included as “Consolidated Indebtedness” at such time.

Consolidated Interest Expense” shall mean, for any Test Period, the sum of interest expense of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period as determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, plus, to the extent deducted in arriving at Consolidated Net Income and without duplication, (a) the interest portion of payments on Capital Leases, (b) amortization of financing fees, debt issuance costs and interest or deferred financing or debt issuance costs, (c) arrangement, commitment or upfront fees, original issue discount, redemption or prepayment premiums, (d) commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing, (e) interest with respect to Indebtedness that has been Discharged, (f) the accretion or accrual of discounted liabilities during such period, (g) interest expense attributable to the movement of the mark-to-market valuation of obligations under Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments, (h) net payments made under Swap Contracts relating to interest rates with respect to such Test Period and any costs associated with breakage in respect of hedging agreements for interest rates, (i) all interest expense consisting of liquidated damages for failure to timely comply with registration rights obligations and financing fees, all as calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, (j) fees and expenses associated with the consummation of the Transactions, (k) annual or quarterly agency fees paid to Administrative Agent and (l) costs and fees associated with obtaining Swap Contracts and fees payable thereunder.

Consolidated Net Income” shall mean, for any Test Period, the aggregate of the net income of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period, on a consolidated basis, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that, without duplication:

(a)    any gain or loss (together with any related provision for taxes thereon) realized in connection with (i) any asset sale or (ii) any disposition of any securities by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be excluded;

(b)    any extraordinary gain or loss (together with any related provision for taxes thereon) shall be excluded;

(c)    the net income of any Person that (i) is not a Restricted Subsidiary, (ii) is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, (iii) is an Unrestricted Subsidiary or (iv) is a Restricted Subsidiary (or former Restricted Subsidiary) with respect to which a Trigger Event has occurred following the occurrence and during the continuance of such Trigger Event shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments (including management fees) that are actually paid or are payable in cash to Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period by such Persons (or to the extent converted into cash) (other than, for avoidance of doubt, payments made by Unrestricted Subsidiaries pursuant to the Subsidiary Tax Sharing Agreements and the Subsidiary Cost Allocation Agreements, and Project Reimbursements and other Subsidiary Tax Sharing Payments);

(d)    the undistributed earnings of any Subsidiary of Borrower that is not a Guarantor (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Unrestricted Subsidiary) or any Joint Venture that is not a Subsidiary to the extent that, on the date of determination the payment of cash dividends or similar cash distributions by such Subsidiary or

 

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Joint Venture (or loans or advances by such subsidiary to any parent company) are not permitted by the terms of any Contractual Obligation (other than under any Credit Document) or Requirement of Law applicable to such Subsidiary or Joint Venture shall be excluded, unless such restrictions with respect to the payment of cash dividends and other similar cash distributions have been waived; provided that Consolidated Net Income of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments (including management fees) that are actually paid or are payable in cash to Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (not subject to such restriction) thereof in respect of such period by such Subsidiaries or Joint Ventures (or to the extent converted into cash) (other than, for avoidance of doubt, payments made by Unrestricted Subsidiaries pursuant to the Subsidiary Tax Sharing Agreements and the Subsidiary Cost Allocation Agreements, and Project Reimbursements and other Subsidiary Tax Sharing Payments);

(e)    any goodwill or other asset impairment charges or other asset write-offs or write downs, including any resulting from the application of Accounting Standards Codification Nos. 350 and No. 360, and any expenses or charges relating to the amortization of intangibles as a result of the application of Accounting Standards Codification No. 805, shall be excluded;

(f)    any non-cash charges or expenses related to the repurchase of stock options to the extent not prohibited by this Agreement, and any non-cash charges or expenses related to the grant, issuance or repricing of, or any amendment or substitution with respect to, or otherwise in respect of, stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock, or other Equity Interests or other equity based awards or rights or equivalent instruments, shall be excluded;

(g)    the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles shall be excluded;

(h)    any expenses or reserves for liabilities shall be excluded to the extent that Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is entitled to indemnification therefor under binding agreements; provided that any such liabilities for which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is not actually indemnified shall reduce Consolidated Net Income for the period in which it is determined that Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary will not be indemnified (to the extent such liabilities would otherwise reduce Consolidated Net Income without giving effect to this clause (h));

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

(j)    gains and losses resulting solely from fluctuations in currency values and the related tax effects shall be excluded, and charges relating to Accounting Standards Codification Nos. 815 and 820 shall be excluded;

(k)    the net income (or loss) of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary shall be included in an amount proportional to Borrower’s economic ownership interest therein; and

(l)    the amount of any Project Reimbursements received by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be excluded.

Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio” shall mean, as at any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Indebtedness as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the Test Period most recently ended prior to such date; provided, however that for purposes of (i) Section 2.09(b)(ii), (ii) determining whether Borrower

 

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is in compliance on a Pro Forma Basis under the Financial Maintenance Covenants pursuant to Sections 10.04(m), 10.06(i), 10.06(j), 10.06(k), 10.09(a)(i), 10.09(a)(ii) and 10.09(a)(iii), (iii) determining whether the maximum permitted Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio is satisfied pursuant to Sections 10.04(m), 10.06(j), 10.06(k), 10.09(a)(ii) and 10.09(a)(iii) and (iv) determining the Applicable ECF Percentage for any fiscal year, the amount described in clause (a) above shall be calculated without giving effect to clause (v) of the second proviso of the definition of Consolidated Indebtedness.

Contingent Obligation” shall mean, as to any Person, any obligation of such Person guaranteeing or intended to guarantee any Indebtedness (“primary obligations”) of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including any obligation of such Person, whether or not contingent, (a) to purchase any such primary obligation or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor; (b) to advance or supply funds (i) for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation or (ii) to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor; (c) to purchase property, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation; or (d) otherwise to assure or hold harmless the holder of such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof; provided, however, that the term Contingent Obligation shall not include endorsements of instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business and any lease guarantees executed by any Company in the ordinary course of business. The amount of any Contingent Obligation shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Contingent Obligation is made (or, if less, the maximum amount of such primary obligation for which such Person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument evidencing such Contingent Obligation) or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated potential liability in respect thereof (assuming such Person is required to perform thereunder) as determined by such Person in good faith.

Contractual Obligation” shall mean as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any mortgage, deed of trust, security agreement, pledge agreement, promissory note, indenture, credit or loan agreement, guaranty, securities purchase agreement, instrument, lease, contract, agreement or other contractual obligation to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its Property is bound or subject.

Core Property” means, collectively, (a) the hotel, resort and casino properties commonly known as Palace Station, Boulder Station, Sunset Station, Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Casino and Spa, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino and Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel and (b) each casino or hotel property hereafter owned or operated by Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (but not any such property that is (i) owned by an Unrestricted Subsidiary or (ii) so long as not owned by Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, operated by an Unrestricted Subsidiary) whose individual Consolidated EBITDA (determined in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent) for the then most recently ended twelve-month period for which financial statements are then available exceeds $15,000,000, excluding any real property or improvements that have been released from the Liens of the Collateral Agent in accordance with the terms of the Credit Documents.

Covered Taxes” shall mean (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR under this Agreement, any Note, any Guarantee or any other Credit Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the foregoing clause (a), Other Taxes.

Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” means (a) Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt, (b) Permitted Second Priority Refinancing Debt, (c) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt or (d) other Indebtedness incurred pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment (including, without limitation, Other Term Loans and Other Revolving Loans), in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace or refinance, in whole or part, then-existing Term Loans, Revolving Loans (and/or unused Revolving Commitments) and/or Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (“Refinanced Debt”); provided that (i) such Indebtedness has the same or a later maturity (provided that if such

 

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Indebtedness is subordinated to the Obligations or secured by a junior lien on the Collateral or is unsecured, then its maturity shall be no earlier than the 91st day after the Final Maturity Date) and, except in the case of any Indebtedness consisting of a revolving credit facility, a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than, the Refinanced Debt, (ii) such Indebtedness shall not have a greater principal amount than the principal amount of the Refinanced Debt, plus, accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) thereon, plus, other fees and expenses associated with the refinancing (including any upfront fees and original issue discount), (iii) such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, defeased or satisfied and discharged on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and all accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) in connection therewith shall be paid, on the date such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained, (iv) to the extent such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness consists of a revolving credit facility, the Revolving Commitments shall be reduced and/or terminated, as applicable, such that the Total Revolving Commitments (after giving effect to such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness and such reduction or termination) shall not exceed the Total Revolving Commitments immediately prior to the incurrence of such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, plus, accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) thereon, plus, other fees and expenses associated with the refinancing (including any upfront fees and original issue discount), (v) the terms (excluding pricing, fees, rate floors, premiums, optional prepayment or optional redemption provisions) of such Indebtedness are (as determined by Borrower in good faith), taken as a whole, no more restrictive in any material respect to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms set forth in this Agreement, (vi) Borrower shall be the sole borrower thereunder and no Subsidiary of Borrower shall guaranty such Indebtedness unless such Subsidiary is also a Guarantor hereunder, and (vii) such Indebtedness shall not be secured by any Liens, except Liens on the Collateral.

Credit Documents” shall mean (a) this Agreement, (b) the Notes, (c) the L/C Documents, (d) the Security Documents, (e) any Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement, (f) any Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, (g) any Incremental Joinder Agreement, (h) any Extension Amendment, (i) any Refinancing Amendment, and (j) each other agreement entered into by any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR with Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and/or any Lender, in connection herewith or therewith evidencing or governing the Obligations (other than the Engagement Letters), all as amended from time to time, but shall not include a Swap Contract or Cash Management Agreement.

Credit Parties” shall mean Borrower and the Guarantors.

Credit Swap Contracts” shall mean any Swap Contract between Borrower and/or any or all of its Restricted Subsidiaries and a Swap Provider (excluding any Swap Contract of the type described in the last sentence of the definition of Swap Contract).

Creditor” shall mean each of (a) each Agent, (b) each L/C Lender and (c) each Lender.

Custodian Agreement” means that certain Custodian Agreement dated as of the Closing Date among Wilmington Trust, National Association, as custodian, Collateral Agent and the Credit Parties and Holding Companies named therein, as the same may be amended in accordance with the terms thereof and hereof.

Debt Issuance” shall mean the incurrence by Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any Indebtedness after the Closing Date (other than as permitted by Section 10.01). The issuance or sale of any debt instrument convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any Equity Interests shall be deemed a Debt Issuance for purposes of Section 2.10(a).

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

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Default” shall mean any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that would become, with notice or lapse of time or both, an Event of Default.

Default Quarter” shall have the meaning provided in Section 11.03.

Default Rate” shall mean a per annum rate equal to, (i) in the case of principal on any Loan, the rate which is 2% in excess of the rate borne by such Loan immediately prior to the respective payment default or other Event of Default, and (ii) in the case of any other Obligations, the rate which is 2% in excess of the rate otherwise applicable to ABR Loans which are Revolving Loans from time to time (determined based on a weighted average if multiple Tranches of Revolving Commitments are then outstanding).

Defaulting Lender” shall mean, subject to Section 2.14(b), any Lender that (i) has failed to (A) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender has notified Administrative Agent and Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding has not been satisfied (which conditions precedent, together with the applicable default, if any, will be specifically identified in such writing), or (B) comply with its obligations under this Agreement to make a payment to the L/C Lender in respect of a L/C Liability, make a payment to Swingline Lender in respect of a Swingline Loan, and/or make a payment to a Lender of any amount required to be paid to it hereunder, in each case within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (ii) has notified Borrower, Administrative Agent, a L/C Lender or the Swingline Lender in writing, or has stated publicly, that it will not comply with any such funding obligation hereunder, unless such writing or statement states that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding cannot be satisfied (which conditions precedent, together with the applicable default, if any, will be specifically identified in such writing or public statement), or has defaulted generally (excluding bona fide disputes) on its funding obligations under other loan agreements or credit agreements or other similar agreements, (iii) a Lender Insolvency Event has occurred and is continuing with respect to such Lender or its Parent Company, (iv) any Lender that has, for three or more Business Days after written request of Administrative Agent or Borrower, failed to confirm in writing to Administrative Agent and Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (iv) upon Administrative Agent’s and Borrower’s receipt of such written confirmation) or (v) becomes the subject of a Bail-in Action. Any determination of a Defaulting Lender under clauses (i) through (v) above will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error.

Designated Junior Indebtedness means, as of any date of determination, Other Junior Indebtedness of the Credit Parties owned on such date by any Subsidiary that is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

Designated Junior Indebtedness Deduction shall have the meaning provided in 10.08(a).

Designated Junior Indebtedness Principal Proceeds shall have the meaning provided in 10.08(a).

Designated Lender” means a Station Permitted Assignee that is primarily engaged in, or advises funds or other investment vehicles that are engaged in, making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit or securities in the ordinary course and with respect to which no Affiliate of any Credit Party, directly or indirectly, possesses the power to direct or cause the direction of the investment policies of such Station Permitted Assignee; provided that such Station Permitted Assignee has been identified by Borrower on Schedule 1.01(D) or has been notified to Administrative Agent by Borrower and approved by Administrative Agent.

Designated Non-Cash Consideration” shall mean the fair market value of non-cash consideration received by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with an Asset Sale that is so designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to an Officers’ Certificate setting forth the basis of such valuation, executed by a financial officer of Borrower, minus the amount of cash or Cash Equivalents received in connection with a subsequent sale of or collection on such Designated Non-Cash Consideration.

 

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Designation” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.12(a).

Designation Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.12(a)(ii).

Development Expenses” means, without duplication, the aggregate principal amount, not to exceed $500 million at any time, of outstanding Indebtedness incurred after the Closing Date, the proceeds of which, at the time of determination, as certified by a Responsible Officer of Borrower, have been applied or are required or intended to be used to fund, (i) Expansion Capital Expenditures of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, (ii) a Development Project or (iii) interest, fees or related charges with respect to such Indebtedness; provided that (A) Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiary or other Person that owns assets subject to the Expansion Capital Expenditure or Development Project, as applicable, is diligently pursuing the completion thereof and has not at any time ceased construction of such Expansion Capital Expenditure or Development Project, as applicable, for a period in excess of 90 consecutive days (other than as a result of a force majeure event or inability to obtain requisite Gaming Approvals or other governmental authorizations, so long as, in the case of any such Gaming Approvals or other governmental authorizations, Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary or other applicable Person is diligently pursuing such Gaming Approvals or governmental authorizations) and (B) no such Indebtedness shall constitute Development Expenses with respect to an Expansion Capital Expenditure project or a Development Project from and after the end of the first full fiscal quarter after the earlier of (x) opening for business, and (y) completion of construction of the applicable Expansion Capital Expenditure project or Development Project.

Development Project” shall mean Investments, directly or indirectly, (a) in any Joint Ventures in which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, directly or indirectly, has control or with whom it has a management or similar contract and in which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries owns (directly or indirectly) at least 25% of the Equity Interest of such Joint Venture, or (b) in, or expenditures with respect to, casinos, “racinos,” full service casino resorts or non-gaming resorts or Persons that own casinos, “racinos,” full-service casino resorts or non-gaming resorts (including casinos, “racinos,” full-service casino resorts or non-gaming resorts in development or under construction that are not presently opening or operating) with respect to which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries will directly manage the development thereof or (directly or indirectly through Subsidiaries) Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has entered into a management or similar contract (or an agreement to enter into such a management or similar contract) and such contract remains in full force and effect at the time of such Investment, though it may be subject to regulatory approvals, in each case, used to finance, or made for the purpose of allowing such Joint Venture, casino, “racino,” full-service casino resort or non-gaming resort, as the case may be, to finance, the purchase or other acquisition of any fixed or capital assets or the refurbishment of existing assets or properties that develops, adds to or significantly improves the property of such Joint Venture, casino, “racino,” full-service casino resort or non-gaming resort and assets ancillary or related thereto, or the construction and development of a casino, “racino,” full-service casino resort, non-gaming resort or assets ancillary or related thereto and including Pre-Opening Expenses with respect to such Joint Venture, casino, “racino,” full-service casino resort or non-gaming resort and other fees and payments to be made to such Joint Venture or the owners of such casino, “racino,” full-service casino resort or non-gaming resort.

Discharged” shall mean Indebtedness that has been defeased (pursuant to a contractual or legal defeasance) or discharged pursuant to the prepayment or deposit of amounts sufficient to satisfy such Indebtedness as it becomes due or irrevocably called for redemption (and regardless of whether such Indebtedness constitutes a liability on the balance sheet of the obligors thereof); provided, however, that the Indebtedness shall be deemed Discharged if the payment or deposit of all amounts required for defeasance or discharge or redemption thereof have been made even if certain conditions thereto have not been satisfied, so long as such conditions are reasonably expected to be satisfied within 95 days after such prepayment or deposit.

 

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Discount Range” shall have the meaning provided in Exhibit O hereto.

Disqualified Capital Stock” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest of such Person that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, matures (excluding any maturity as the result of an optional redemption by the issuer thereof) or is mandatorily redeemable or redeemable at the sole option of the holder thereof (other than solely (x) for Qualified Capital Stock or upon a sale of assets, casualty event or a change of control, in each case, subject to the prior payment in full of the Obligations, (y) as a result of a redemption required by Gaming Law or (z) as a result of a redemption that by the terms of such Equity Interest is contingent upon such redemption not being prohibited by this Agreement), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (other than solely for Qualified Capital Stock) or exchangeable or convertible into debt securities of the issuer thereof at the sole option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is 181 days after the Final Maturity Date then in effect at the time of issuance thereof.

Disqualified Lenders” shall mean any banks, financial institutions or other Persons separately identified by Borrower on Schedule 1.01(F).

Documentation Agents” means Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Citizens Bank, N.A., UBS Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, in their capacities as documentation agents hereunder.

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

Domestic Subsidiary” of any Person shall mean any Subsidiary of such Person incorporated, organized or formed in the United States or any state or territory thereof or the District of Columbia.

DQ List” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.05(k)(iv).

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

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

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

Eligible Assignee” shall mean and include (i) a commercial bank, an insurance company, a finance company, a financial institution, any fund that invests in loans or any other “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D), (ii) solely for purposes of Borrower Loan Purchases, Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and (iii) solely for purposes of Section 13.05(e), Station Permitted Assignees; provided, however, that (x) other than as set forth in clauses (ii) and (iii) of this definition, neither Borrower nor any of Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries shall be an Eligible Assignee, (y) Eligible Assignee shall not include any Person that is a Disqualified Lender as of the applicable Trade Date unless consented to in writing by Borrower and (z) Eligible Assignee shall not include any Person who is a Defaulting Lender.

 

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Employee Benefit Plan” shall mean an employee benefit plan (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) that is maintained or contributed to by any ERISA Entity.

Engagement Letters” shall mean, collectively, each of the engagement letters and fee letters entered into between Borrower and the Agents prior to the Closing Date relating to the Transactions.

Environment” shall mean ambient air, surface water and groundwater (including potable water, navigable water and wetlands), the land surface or subsurface strata, natural resources, the workplace or as otherwise defined in any Environmental Law.

Environmental Action” shall mean (a) any notice, claim, demand or other written or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, oral communication alleging liability of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries for investigation, remediation, removal, cleanup, response, corrective action or other costs, damages to natural resources, personal injury, property damage, fines or penalties resulting from, related to or arising out of (i) the presence, Release or threatened Release in or into the Environment of Hazardous Material at any location or (ii) any violation of Environmental Law, and shall include, without limitation, any claim seeking damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief resulting from, related to or arising out of the presence, Release or threatened Release of Hazardous Material or alleged injury or threat of injury to human health, safety or the Environment arising under Environmental Law and (b) any investigation, monitoring, removal or remedial activities undertaken by or on behalf of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, arising under Environmental Law whether or not such activities are carried out voluntarily.

Environmental Law” shall mean any and all applicable treaties, laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, rules, decrees, judgments, orders, consent orders, consent decrees and other binding legal requirements, and the common law, relating to protection of public health or the Environment, the Release or threatened Release of Hazardous Material, natural resources or natural resource damages, or occupational safety or health.

Equity Interests” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents, including membership interests (however designated, whether voting or non-voting), of equity of such Person, including, if such Person is a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited) and any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, such partnership, whether outstanding on the Closing Date or issued after the Closing Date; provided, however, that a debt instrument convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any Equity Interests or Swap Contracts entered into as a part of, or in connection with, an issuance of such debt instrument shall not be deemed an Equity Interest.

Equity Issuance” shall mean (a) any issuance or sale after the Closing Date by Borrower of any Equity Interests (including any Equity Interests issued upon exercise of any Equity Rights) or any Equity Rights, or (b) the receipt by Borrower after the Closing Date of any capital contribution (whether or not evidenced by any Equity Interest issued by the recipient of such contribution). The issuance or sale of any debt instrument convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any Equity Interests shall be deemed a Debt Issuance and not an Equity Issuance for purposes of the definition of Equity Issuance Proceeds; provided, however, that such issuance or sale shall be deemed an Equity Issuance upon the conversion or exchange of such debt instrument into Equity Interests.

Equity Issuance Proceeds” shall mean, with respect to any Equity Issuance, the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect thereof by the Person consummating such Equity Issuance net of all investment banking fees, discounts and commissions, legal fees, consulting fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith; provided that, with respect to any Equity Interests issued upon exercise of any Equity Rights, the Equity Issuance Proceeds with respect thereto shall be determined without duplication of any Equity Issuance Proceeds received in respect of such Equity Rights.

 

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Equity Rights” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any then-outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, commitments, preemptive rights or agreements of any kind (including any stockholders’ or voting trust agreements) for the issuance, sale, registration or voting of any additional Equity Interests of any class, or partnership or other ownership interests of any type in, such Person; provided, however, that a debt instrument convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any Equity Interests shall not be deemed an Equity Right.

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

ERISA Entity” shall mean any member of an ERISA Group.

ERISA Event” shall mean (a) any “reportable event,” as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Pension Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice requirement is waived); (b) with respect to any Pension Plan, the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard under Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, whether or not waived, the failure by any ERISA Entity to make by its due date a required installment under Section 430(j) of the Code with respect to any Pension Plan or the failure to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Pension Plan; (d) the incurrence by any ERISA Entity of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Pension Plan; (e) the receipt by any ERISA Entity from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice indicating an intent to terminate any Pension Plan or to appoint a trustee to administer any Pension Plan; (f) the occurrence of any event or condition which would reasonably constitute grounds under ERISA for the termination of or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan; (g) the incurrence by any ERISA Entity of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (h) the receipt by an ERISA Entity of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from any ERISA Entity of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability on any ERISA Entity or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; (i) the making of any amendment to any Pension Plan which would be reasonably likely to result in the imposition of a lien or the posting of a bond or other security; (j) the withdrawal of any ERISA Entity from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such ERISA Entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; or (k) the occurrence of a nonexempt prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA) which would reasonably be expected to result in liability to Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

ERISA Group” shall mean Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and all members of a controlled group of corporations and all trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) under common control which, together with Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, are treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code.

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

Events of Default” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.01.

Excess Cash Flow” shall mean, for any fiscal year of Borrower (or in the case of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, the period from and including the first day of the first full quarter after the Closing Date through December 31, 2106), an amount, if positive, equal to (without duplication):

(a)    Consolidated Net Income; plus

(b)    an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash charges or losses (including write-offs or write-downs, depreciation expense and amortization expense including amortization of goodwill and other intangibles)

 

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to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income (excluding any such non-cash expense to the extent that it represents an accrual or reserve for potential cash charge in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash charge that was paid in a prior period and that did not reduce Excess Cash Flow at the time paid); plus

(c)    the decrease, if any, in Working Capital from the beginning of such period to the end of such period (for the avoidance of doubt, an increase in negative Working Capital is a decrease in Working Capital); minus

(d)    all payments with respect to restricted stock units upon the Person to whom such restricted stock units were originally issued ceasing to be a director, officer, employee, consultant or advisor and net income or loss allocated to unvested participating restricted stock of Borrower; plus

(e)    any amounts received from the early extinguishment of Swap Contracts that are not included in Consolidated Net Income; minus

(f)    the increase, if any, of Working Capital from the beginning of such period to the end of such period; minus

(g)    any amounts paid in connection with the early extinguishment of Swap Contracts that are not included in Consolidated Net Income; minus

(h)    the amount of Capital Expenditures made in cash during such period, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of an Equity Issuance, Indebtedness, Asset Sales or Casualty Events (to the extent such proceeds did not increase Consolidated Net Income) of Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries; minus

(i)    the amount of principal payments of the Loans, Other Applicable Indebtedness and Other First Lien Indebtedness of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (excluding (i) repayments of Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans or other revolving indebtedness, except to the extent the Revolving Commitments or commitments in respect of such other revolving debt, as applicable, are permanently reduced in connection with such repayments, (ii) prepayments of Loans or other Indebtedness, in each case, that reduce the amount of Excess Cash Flow prepayment required to be made with respect to such fiscal year under Section 2.10(a)(iv)(y) (including as a result of Section 2.10(a)(vii)) and (iii) mandatory prepayments of Loans pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(i), 2.10(a)(ii), 2.10(a)(iii) or 2.10(a)(v), except to the extent the Net Available Proceeds from such Casualty Event or Asset Sale, as applicable, used to make such mandatory prepayments were included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income), in each case, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of an Equity Issuance, Indebtedness, Asset Sales or Casualty Events (to the extent such proceeds did not increase Consolidated Net Income) of Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries; minus

(j)    without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clause (l) below in prior periods, the amount of Investments made during such period pursuant to Section 10.04 (other than Sections 10.04(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) (except to the extent such amount increased Consolidated Net Income), (g) (except to the extent that the receipt of consideration described therein increased Consolidated Net Income), (h) (to the extent taken into account in arriving at Consolidated Net Income), (j), (k)(ii), (k)(iv), (l), (o), (q), (r) and (w)), except to the extent financed with the proceeds of an Equity Issuance, Indebtedness (other than Revolving Loans), Asset Sales or Casualty Events (to the extent such proceeds did not increase Consolidated Net Income) of Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries; minus

(k)    the amount of all non-cash gains to the extent included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income (excluding any such non-cash gain to the extent it represents the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash loss in any prior period); minus

 

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(l)    the amount of all Restricted Payments made during such period pursuant to Section 10.06(i)(i); minus

(m)    the amount of all Junior Prepayments made during such period pursuant to Section 10.09(a)(i); minus

(n)    any expenses or reserves for liabilities to the extent that Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is entitled to indemnification or reimbursement therefor under binding agreements or insurance claims therefor to the extent Borrower has not received such indemnity or reimbursement payment, in each case, to the extent not taken into account in arriving at Consolidated Net Income; plus

(o)    the excess, if any, of (A) the aggregate amount of Subsidiary Tax Sharing Payments received by Borrower during such period over (B) the sum of (1) the amount of cash income taxes (if any) paid by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries to Governmental Authorities in such period plus (2) the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments by Borrower to Holdco pursuant to Section 10.06(p) during such period; plus

(p)    the amount of cash payments received by Borrower from Unrestricted Subsidiaries pursuant to the Subsidiary Cost Allocation Agreements during such period with respect to expenses deducted in the determination of Consolidated Net Income; minus

(q)    the excess, if any, of (A) the sum of (1) the amount of cash taxes (if any) actually paid by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries to Governmental Authorities during such period plus (2) the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments by Borrower to Holdco pursuant to Section 10.06(p) during such period over (B) the aggregate amount of Subsidiary Tax Sharing Payments received by Borrower during such period; minus

(r)    the amount of distributions made by Borrower to the Holding Companies pursuant to Sections 10.06(m) and (n); plus

(s)    the amount of income tax expense deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such fiscal year (if any); minus

(t)    to the extent included in Consolidated Net Income, Specified 10.04(k) Investment Returns received during such fiscal year.

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

Excluded Foreign Subsidiary” shall mean (a) any Subsidiary that is a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code, (b) any Subsidiary substantially all the assets of which consist of Equity Interests (or Equity Interests and Indebtedness) in one or more Subsidiaries described in clause (a) of this definition or (c) any Subsidiary the Equity Interests of which are directly or indirectly owned by any Subsidiary described in clause (a) of this definition.

Excluded Information” shall have the meaning provided in Section 12.07(b).

Excluded Subsidiary” shall mean (a) any Unrestricted Subsidiary, (b) any Immaterial Subsidiary, (c) any Foreign Subsidiary, (d) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable law, rule or regulation (including, without limitation, any Gaming Laws) or by any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Subsidiary is a party or by which it or any of its property or assets is bound from guaranteeing the Obligations; provided that any such agreement, instrument or other undertaking (i) is in existence on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 1.01(A) (or,

 

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with respect to a Subsidiary acquired after the Closing Date, as of the date such acquisition) and (ii) in the case of a Subsidiary acquired after the Closing Date, was not entered into in connection with or anticipation of such acquisition, (e) any Subsidiary with respect to which guaranteeing the Obligations would require consent, approval, license or authorization from any Governmental Authority (including, without limitation, any Gaming Authority), unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been received and is in effect and (f) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of Administrative Agent (which shall be confirmed in writing by notice to Borrower), the cost or other consequences (including any adverse tax consequences) of providing a guarantee shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom.

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, (x) as it relates to all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (y) as it relates to all or a portion of the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, such Swap Obligation (or such security interest in respect thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the security interest of such Guarantor becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.

Excluded Taxes” shall mean, with respect to any Agent, any Lender, or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party, Holding Company or RRR hereunder and under the other Credit Documents, (a) income or franchise Taxes imposed on (or measured by) net income or net profits (however denominated), in each case, imposed by the jurisdiction under the laws of which such recipient is organized, in which its principal office is located or in which it is otherwise doing business (other than a business deemed to arise solely by virtue of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement) or, in the case of any Lender, in which its Applicable Lending Office is located, (b) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States under Section 884(a) of the Code or any similar Tax imposed by any other jurisdiction described in clause (a) above, (c) in the case of any Lender, other than an assignee pursuant to a request by Borrower under Section 2.11(a), any U.S. federal withholding tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Person under the laws in effect at the time such Person becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new Applicable Lending Office), except to the extent that such Person (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new Applicable Lending Office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts from Borrower with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 5.06(a), (d) Taxes attributable to such Person’s failure to comply with Section 5.06(b) or 5.06(c) and (e) any United States federal withholding tax imposed under FATCA.

Existing Credit Agreement” shall mean the Credit Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2013 (as amended and otherwise modified prior to the date hereof), among Borrower, Deutsche Bank AG Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent, the lenders party thereto and the other agents party thereto.

Existing Letter of Credit” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03(n).

Existing Revolving Loans” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(b).

Existing Revolving Tranche” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(b).

 

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Existing Term Loan Tranche” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(a).

Existing Tranche” shall mean any Existing Term Loan Tranche or Existing Revolving Tranche.

Expansion Capital Expenditures” means any capital expenditure by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of the purchase or other acquisition of any fixed or capital assets or the refurbishment of existing assets or properties that, in Borrower’s reasonable determination, adds to or significantly improves (or is reasonably expected to add to or significantly improve) the property of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, excluding any such capital expenditures financed with Net Available Proceeds of an Asset Sale or Casualty Event and excluding capital expenditures made in the ordinary course made to maintain, repair, restore or refurbish the property of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in its then existing state or to support the continuation of such Person’s day to day operations as then conducted.

Extended Revolving Commitments” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(b).

Extended Revolving Loans” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(b).

Extended Term Loans” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(a).

Extending Lender” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(c).

Extension Amendment” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(d).

Extension Date” shall mean any date on which any Existing Term Loan Tranche or Existing Revolving Tranche is modified to extend the related scheduled maturity date(s) in accordance with Section 2.13 (with respect to the Lenders under such Existing Term Loan Tranche or Existing Revolving Tranche which agree to such modification).

Extension Election” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(c).

Extension Request” shall mean any Term Loan Extension Request or Revolving Extension Request.

Extension Tranche” shall mean all Extended Term Loans of the same tranche or Extended Revolving Commitments of the same tranche that are established pursuant to the same Extension Amendment (or any subsequent Extension Amendment to the extent such Extension Amendment expressly provides that the Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, provided for therein are intended to be a part of any previously established Extension Tranche).

fair market value” shall mean, with respect to any Property, a price (after taking into account any liabilities relating to such Property), as determined in good faith by Borrower, that could be negotiated in an arm’s-length free market transaction, for cash, between a willing seller and a willing and able buyer, neither of which is under any compulsion to complete the transaction.

Fair Share” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.10.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with) and any regulations thereunder or official interpretations thereof, any intergovernmental agreements entered into pursuant thereto, any non-U.S. legislation implementing any such intergovernmental agreement, and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code.

 

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Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the federal funds effective rate; provided, further, that if the aforesaid rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Fertitta Entertainment” means Fertitta Entertainment LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and its successors.

Fertitta Family Entity” means any trust or entity one hundred percent (100%) owned and Controlled by or established for the sole benefit of, or the estate of, any of Frank J. Fertitta III or Lorenzo J. Fertitta or their spouses or lineal descendants (including, without limitation, adopted children and their lineal descendants).

Fertitta Holder” means (a) Frank J. Fertitta III or Lorenzo J. Fertitta or any of their spouses or lineal descendants (including without limitation, adopted children and their lineal descendants) or (b) a Fertitta Family Entity.

Fertitta Interactive Tax Sharing Agreement” means the tax sharing agreement dated November 16, 2012 by and between Opco and Fertitta Interactive LLC.

Fifth Amendment shall mean that certain Incremental Joinder Agreement No. 5 and Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2019, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, Holdco, RRR, the Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Lenders party thereto, the L/C Lenders party thereto, the Fifth Amendment Extending Revolving Lenders party thereto, the Swingline Lender party thereto, Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

Fifth Amendment Effective Date has the meaning given to the term “Effective Date” in the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Amendment Extending Revolving Lenderhas the meaning given to the term “Extending Revolving Lender” in the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lender” has the meaning given to the term “Extending Term A-3 Facility Lender” in the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments” in the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Lender has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Revolving Facility Lender” in the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Loans” has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Revolving Facility Loans” in the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments shall mean (a) the “Extending Revolving Commitments” under (and as defined in) the Fifth Amendment that are modified into a new Tranche of Revolving Commitments pursuant to the Fifth Amendment and (b) from and after the date of such modification, any Revolving Commitment modified by the Borrower and the applicable Revolving Lender to be a Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitment (including, for the avoidance of doubt, pursuant to Section 2.01(a)(iii). For the avoidance of doubt, the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments shall include the Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments.

 

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Fifth Amendment Revolving Facility” shall mean the credit facility comprising the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments.

Final Maturity Date” shall mean the latest of the latest R/C Maturity Date, the Term A Facility Maturity Date, the Term A-4 Facility Maturity Date, the Term B Facility Maturity Date, the latest New Term Loan Maturity Date, the latest final maturity date applicable to any Extended Term Loans, the latest final maturity date applicable to any Extended Revolving Commitments, the latest final maturity date applicable to any Other Term Loans and the latest final maturity date applicable to any Other Revolving Loans.

Financial Maintenance Covenants” shall mean the covenants set forth in Section 10.08.

FIRREA” shall mean the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended.

First Amendment Effective Date” shall mean the “Effective Date” as defined in that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 30, 2017, among the Borrower, the other Credit Parties, Holdco, RRR, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (a) the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (b) the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statue thereto, (c) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (d) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

Foreign Lender Certificate” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.06(b).

Foreign Plan” shall mean any employee benefit plan, program, policy, arrangement or agreement (excluding employment agreements) maintained or contributed to by, or entered into with, Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with respect to employees employed outside the United States.

Foreign Subsidiary” shall mean (x) each Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States or any state thereof, or the District of Columbia and (y) each Excluded Foreign Subsidiary.

Fourth Amendment” shall mean that certain Incremental Joinder Agreement No. 4 and Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of September 21, 2017, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, Holdco, RRR, the Incremental Revolving Facility Lenders (as defined therein) party thereto, the Incremental Term A-3 Facility Lenders (as defined therein) party thereto, the L/C Lenders party thereto, the Revolving Lenders party thereto, Term A-3 Facility Lenders party thereto, the Term A Facility Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

Fourth Amendment Effective Date” has the meaning given to the term “Effective Date” in the Fourth Amendment.

Fourth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments” has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments” in the Fourth Amendment.

 

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Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Commitment” has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loan Commitment” in the Fourth Amendment.

Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Lender” has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Term A-3 Facility Lender” in the Fourth Amendment.

Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans” has the meaning given to the term “Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans” in the Fourth Amendment.

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

Funding Credit Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.10.

Funding Date” shall mean the date of the making of any extension of credit (whether the making of a Loan or the issuance of a Letter of Credit) hereunder (including the Closing Date).

GAAP” shall mean generally accepted accounting principles set forth as of the relevant date in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (or agencies with similar functions of comparable stature and authority within the U.S. accounting profession), including, without limitation, any Accounting Standards Codifications, which are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination.

Gaming Approval” shall mean any and all approvals, authorizations, permits, consents, rulings, orders or directives of any Governmental Authority (including, without limitation, any Gaming Authority) (a) necessary to enable Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to engage in, operate or manage the casino, gambling, horse racing or gaming business or otherwise continue to conduct, operate or manage such business substantially as is presently conducted, operated or managed or contemplated to be conducted, operated or managed following the Closing Date (after giving effect to the Transactions), (b) required by any Gaming Law or (c) necessary as is contemplated on the Closing Date (after giving effect to the Transactions), to accomplish the financing and other transactions contemplated hereby after giving effect to the Transactions.

Gaming Authority” shall mean any Governmental Authority with regulatory, licensing or permitting authority or jurisdiction over any gaming business or enterprise or horse racing business or enterprise or any Gaming Facility (including, without limitation, the following as of the Closing Date: the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada State Gaming Control Board), or with regulatory, licensing or permitting authority or jurisdiction over any gaming or racing operation (or proposed gaming or racing operation) owned, managed, leased or operated by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Gaming Facility” shall mean any gaming establishment and other property or assets ancillary thereto or used in connection therewith, including, without limitation, any casinos, hotels, resorts, race tracks, off-track wagering sites, theaters, parking facilities, recreational vehicle parks, timeshare operations, retail shops, restaurants, other buildings, land, golf courses and other recreation and entertainment facilities, marinas, vessels, barges, ships and related equipment.

Gaming Laws” shall mean all applicable provisions of all: (a) constitutions, treaties, statutes or laws governing Gaming Facilities (including, without limitation, card club casinos and pari mutuel race tracks) and rules, regulations, codes and ordinances of, and all administrative or judicial orders or decrees or other laws pursuant to which, any Gaming Authority possesses regulatory, licensing or permit authority over gambling, gaming, racing or Gaming Facility activities conducted, operated or managed by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries within its jurisdiction; (b) Gaming Approvals; and (c) orders, decisions, determinations, judgments, awards and decrees of any Gaming Authority.

 

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Gaming License” shall mean any Gaming Approval or other casino, gambling, horse racing or gaming license issued by any Gaming Authority covering any Gaming Facility.

Governmental Authority” shall mean any government or political subdivision of the United States or any other country, whether federal, state, provincial or local, or any agency, authority, board, bureau, central bank, commission, office, division, department or instrumentality thereof or therein, including, without limitation, any court, tribunal, grand jury or arbitrator, in each case whether foreign or domestic, or any entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to such government or political subdivision including, without limitation, any Gaming Authority.

Governmental Real Property Disclosure Requirements” shall mean any Requirement of Law requiring notification of the buyer, mortgagee or assignee of real property, or notification, registration or filing to or with any Governmental Authority, in connection with the sale, lease, mortgage, assignment or other transfer (including, without limitation, any transfer of control) of any real property, establishment or business, of the actual or threatened presence or release in or into the Environment, or the use, disposal or handling of Hazardous Material on, at, under or near the real property, facility or business to be sold, mortgaged, assigned or transferred.

Guarantee” shall mean the guarantee of each Guarantor pursuant to Article VI.

Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.01.

Guarantors shall mean each of the Persons listed on Schedule 1.01(B) attached hereto and each Restricted Subsidiary that may hereafter execute a Joinder Agreement pursuant to Section 9.11, together with their successors and permitted assigns, and “Guarantor shall mean any one of them; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, Guarantors shall not include any Person that has been released as a Guarantor in accordance with the terms of the Credit Documents.

GVR” means Station GVR Acquisition, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

GVR/ANC License Agreement” means that certain License Agreement, dated as of March 2, 2011, by and between ANC and GVR, together with that certain Memorandum of License Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2011, by and between ANC and GVR.

Hazardous Material” shall mean any material, substance, waste, constituent, compound, pollutant or contaminant including, without limitation, petroleum (including, without limitation, crude oil or any fraction thereof or any petroleum product or waste) subject to regulation or which could reasonably be expected to give rise to liability under Environmental Law.

Holdco” shall mean Station Holdco LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Holdco LLC Agreement” shall mean that certain Third Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of Holdco, dated as of April 28, 2016.

Holding Companies” shall mean (i) prior to the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, Holdco and (ii) from and after the VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date, Holdco and the VoteCo SPE.

 

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Holding Company Tax Sharing Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Tax Distribution Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2013, between the Borrower and Holdco.

Immaterial Subsidiary” shall mean (a) as of the Closing Date, those Subsidiaries of Borrower which are designated as such on Schedule 8.12(b), and (b) each additional Subsidiary of Borrower which is hereafter designated as such from time to time by written notice to Administrative Agent in a manner consistent with the provisions of Section 9.13; provided that no Person shall be so designated (or in the case of clauses (a) and (b), remain) (i) if, as of the date of its designation, its Consolidated EBITDA for the then most recent period of twelve months is in excess of $5,000,000, (ii) if it owns any interest in any Core Property or any Equity Interests in Borrower or any Guarantor, (iii) if it owns any material assets which are used in connection with any gaming, lodging or hospitality business (other than a Tavern Business and other than gaming, lodging or hospitality businesses with 250 gaming machines or less), (iv) if it owns any Real Property required to be a Mortgaged Real Property hereunder, (v) if it is IP Holdco, or (vi) when any Default or Event of Default has occurred and remains continuing.

Impacted Loans” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.02.

Inaccuracy Determination” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Applicable Margin.”

Inaccurate Applicable Margin Period” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Applicable Margin.”

Incremental Commitments” shall mean the Incremental Revolving Commitments and the Incremental Term Loan Commitments.

Incremental Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(b).

Incremental Equivalent Debt” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.01(t).

Incremental Joinder Agreement” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(b).

Incremental Loan Amount” shall mean (a) $450.0 million, plus, (b) any additional or other amount, so long as, solely in this case of this clause (b), the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio does not exceed 4.50 to 1.00, determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the most recent Calculation Date; provided that, for such purpose, (w) at the option of Borrower, in the case of Incremental Revolving Commitments that constitute Acquisition Incremental Revolving Commitments or any Incremental Term Loans (and related Incremental Term Loan Commitments) or Incremental Equivalent Debt the proceeds of which are or are to be used primarily to fund a Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition not prohibited hereunder (including repayment of Indebtedness of the Person acquired, or that is secured by the assets acquired, in such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition), such compliance may instead be determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the Calculation Date immediately preceding the date on which a binding contract with respect to such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition is entered into between Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary and the seller with respect thereto, giving effect to such Acquisition Incremental Revolving Commitments (in accordance with clause (z) below), Incremental Term Loans (and related Incremental Term Loan Commitments) and Incremental Equivalent Debt and such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition as if incurred and consummated on the first day of the applicable period, (x) Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio for such purpose shall treat any Incremental Equivalent Debt as first lien indebtedness, even if such Incremental Equivalent Debt was issued or incurred on an unsecured basis or on a junior basis to the Obligations, (y) in calculating the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio, Consolidated Indebtedness shall not take into account any Loans under Incremental Commitments made under clause (a) concurrently with Loans made in reliance on clause (b) and (z) in the case of any Incremental Revolving Commitments and Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of revolving credit facilities, pro forma effect shall be given to any Incremental Revolving Loans and any loans under any Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a revolving credit facility, in each case, to the extent actually made on such date, but any proposed

 

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Incremental Revolving Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a revolving credit facility shall not otherwise be treated as drawn. In connection with any incurrence of Incremental Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt, Borrower may elect which of clauses (a) and/or (b) of the definition of “Incremental Loan Amount” it has opted to rely upon to incur such Indebtedness and Borrower shall notify Administrative Agent of such election.

Incremental Revolving Commitments” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.12(a).

Incremental Revolving Loans” means any Revolving Loans made pursuant to Incremental Revolving Commitments.

Incremental Term A Loan Commitments” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.12(a).

Incremental Term A Loans” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.12(a).

Incremental Term B Loan Commitments” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.12(a).

Incremental Term B Loans” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.12(a).

Incremental Term Loan Commitments” shall mean the Incremental Term A Loan Commitments, the Incremental Term B Loan Commitments and the New Term Loan Commitments.

Incremental Term Loans” shall mean the Incremental Term A Loans, the Incremental Term B Loans and any New Term Loans.

incur” shall mean, with respect to any Indebtedness or other obligation of any Person, to create, issue, incur (including by conversion, exchange or otherwise), permit to exist, assume, guarantee or otherwise become liable in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation (and “incurrence,” “incurred” and “incurring” shall have meanings correlative to the foregoing).

Indebtedness” of any Person shall mean, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money; (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments; (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property purchased by such Person; (d) all obligations of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding (i) trade accounts payable and accrued obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business, (ii) the financing of insurance premiums, (iii) any such obligations payable solely through the issuance of Equity Interests and (iv) any earn-out obligation until such obligation appears in the liabilities section of the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP (excluding disclosure on the notes and footnotes thereto); provided that any earn-out obligation that appears in the liabilities section of the balance sheet of such Person shall be excluded, to the extent (x) such Person is indemnified for the payment thereof or (y) amounts to be applied to the payment therefor are in escrow); (e) all Indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) of others secured by any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed; provided, however, that if such obligations have not been assumed, the amount of such Indebtedness included for the purposes of this definition will be the amount equal to the lesser of the fair market value of such property and the amount of the Indebtedness secured; (f) with respect to any Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP; (g) all net obligations of such Person in respect of Swap Contracts; (h) all obligations of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances, except obligations in respect of letters of credit issued in support of obligations not otherwise constituting Indebtedness shall not constitute Indebtedness except to the extent such letter of credit is drawn and not reimbursed within three (3) Business Days of such drawing; (i) all obligations of such Person in respect of Disqualified Capital Stock; (j) obligations under Support Agreements; and (k) all Contingent Obligations of such

 

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Person in respect of Indebtedness of others of the kinds referred to in clauses (a) through (j) above. The Indebtedness of any Person shall (A) include the Indebtedness of any partnership in which such Person is a general partner unless recourse is limited, in which case the amount of such Indebtedness shall be the amount such Person is liable therefor (except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness expressly provide that such Person is not liable therefor) and (B) exclude the obligations of Borrower under the LandCo Support Agreement. The amount of Indebtedness of the type described in clause (d) shall be calculated based on the net present value thereof. The amount of Indebtedness of the type referred to in clause (g) above of any Person shall be zero unless and until such Indebtedness shall be terminated, in which case the amount of such Indebtedness shall be the then termination payment due thereunder by such Person. For the avoidance of doubt, it is understood and agreed that (x) casino “chips” and gaming winnings of customers, (y) any obligations of such Person in respect of Cash Management Agreements and (z) any obligations of such Person in respect of employee deferred compensation and benefit plans (including Pension Plans acquired in the Palms Acquisition) shall not constitute Indebtedness. Operating leases shall not constitute Indebtedness hereunder regardless of whether required to be recharacterized as Capitalized Leases pursuant to GAAP.

Indemnitee” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.03(b).

Initial Financial Statement Delivery Date” shall mean the date on which Section 9.04 Financials are delivered to Administrative Agent under Section 9.04(a) or (b), as applicable, for the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Closing Date.

Initial Perfection Certificate” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Perfection Certificate.”

Initial Restricted Payment Base Amount” shall mean, as of any date of determination, $250.0 million minus (x) the amount of Investments made under Section 10.04(k)(iii) on or prior to such date, (y) the amount of Restricted Payments made under Section 10.06(i)(i) on or prior to such date and (z) the amount of Junior Prepayments made under Section 10.09(a)(i)(i) on or prior to such date.

Intellectual Property” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.19.

Interest Coverage Ratio” shall mean, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (x) Consolidated EBITDA for such Test Period to (y) Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for such Test Period.

Interest Period” shall mean, as to each LIBOR Loan, the period commencing on the date such LIBOR Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a LIBOR Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by Borrower in its Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Continuation/Conversion, as applicable, or such other period that is twelve months or less requested by Borrower and consented to by all the applicable Lenders (and if less than one month, the consent of the Administrative Agent shall also be required); provided that:

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

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

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Interest Rate Protection Agreement” shall mean, for any Person, an interest rate swap, cap or collar agreement or similar arrangement between such Person and one or more financial institutions providing for the transfer or mitigation of interest risks either generally or under specific contingencies.

Investments” of any Person shall mean (a) any loan or advance of funds or credit by such Person to any other Person, (b) any Contingent Obligation by such Person in respect of the Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (including, without limitation, any Support Agreement) (provided that upon termination of any such Contingent Obligation, no Investment in respect thereof shall be deemed outstanding, except as contemplated in clause (e) below), (c) any purchase or other acquisition of any Equity Interests or indebtedness or other securities of any other Person, (d) any capital contribution by such Person to any other Person, (e) without duplication of any amounts included under clause (b) above, any payment under any Contingent Obligation by such Person in respect of the Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (including, without limitation, any payment pursuant to any Support Agreement) or (f) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transaction) of all or substantially all of the property and assets or business of another Person or assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of such Person. For purposes of the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” and Section 10.04, “Investment” shall include the portion (proportionate to Borrower’s Equity Interest in such Subsidiary) of the fair market value of the net assets of any Subsidiary of Borrower at the time of Designation of such Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 9.12 (excluding any Subsidiaries designated as Unrestricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 9.12); provided, however, that upon the Revocation of a Subsidiary that was Designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary after the Closing Date, the amount of outstanding Investments in Unrestricted Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be reduced by the lesser of (x) the fair market value of such Subsidiary at the time of such Revocation and (y) the amount of Investments in such Subsidiary deemed to have been made (directly or indirectly) at the time of, and made (directly or indirectly) since, the Designation of such Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, to the extent that such amount constitutes an outstanding Investment under clauses (d), (i), (k), (l), (m), (q) or (s) of Section 10.04 at the time of such Revocation. For purpose hereof, the mere existence of the LandCo Support Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date shall not constitute an Investment but any payments made by Borrower pursuant to the LandCo Support Agreement shall constitute an Investment.

IP Holdco” means NP IP Holdings LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

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

Joinder Agreements” shall mean each Joinder Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit M attached hereto or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent and each Joinder Agreement to be entered into pursuant to the Security Agreement.

Joint Venture” shall mean any Person, other than an individual or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Borrower, in which Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary of Borrower (directly or indirectly) holds or acquires an ownership interest (whether by way of capital stock, partnership or limited liability company interest, or other evidence of ownership).

Junior Financing” shall mean unsecured Indebtedness (including unsecured Indebtedness convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any Equity Interests) of Borrower or all or any Restricted Subsidiaries (a) (i) that is subordinated in right of payment to the Loans and contains subordination provisions that are customary in the good faith determination of Borrower for senior subordinated notes or subordinated notes issued under Rule 144A of the Securities Act (or other corporate issuers in private placements or public offerings of securities) or (ii) that contains subordination provisions reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent, (b) that shall not have a scheduled maturity date or any scheduled principal payments or be subject to any mandatory redemption, prepayment, or sinking fund (except for customary change of control provisions and, in the case of bridge facilities, customary mandatory

 

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redemptions or prepayments with proceeds of Permitted Refinancings thereof (which Permitted Refinancings would constitute Junior Financing) or Equity Issuances, and customary asset sale provisions that permit application of the applicable proceeds to the payment of the Obligations prior to application to such Junior Financing) due prior to the date that is 91 days after the Final Maturity Date then in effect at the time of issuance (excluding bridge facilities allowing extensions on customary terms to at least 91 days after such Final Maturity Date) and (c) the terms (excluding pricing, fees, rate floors, premiums, optional prepayment or optional redemption provisions) of which are (as determined by Borrower in good faith), taken as a whole, no more restrictive in any material respect to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms set forth in this Agreement (other than, in the case of any bridge facility, covenants, defaults and remedy provisions customary for bridge financings).

Junior Prepayments” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.09.

L/C Commitments” shall mean, with respect to each L/C Lender, the commitment of such L/C Lender to issue Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.03. The amount of each L/C Lender’s L/C Commitment as of the Closing Date is set forth on Annex A-1 under the caption “L/C Commitment.” The L/C Commitments are part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Commitments.

L/C Disbursements” shall mean a payment or disbursement made by any L/C Lender pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

L/C Documents” shall mean, with respect to any Letter of Credit, collectively, any other agreements, instruments, guarantees or other documents (whether general in application or applicable only to such Letter of Credit) governing or providing for (a) the rights and obligations of the parties concerned or at risk with respect to such Letter of Credit or (b) any collateral security for any of such obligations, each as the same may be amended or modified and in effect from time to time.

L/C Interest” shall mean, for each Revolving Lender, such Lender’s participation interest (or, in the case of each L/C Lender, such L/C Lender’s retained interest) in each L/C Lender’s liability under Letters of Credit and such Lender’s rights and interests in Reimbursement Obligations and fees, interest and other amounts payable in connection with Letters of Credit and Reimbursement Obligations.

L/C Lender” shall mean, as the context may require: (a) with respect to each Existing Letter of Credit, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, in its capacity as issuer of the Existing Letters of Credit, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity and (b) with respect to all other Letters of Credit, (i) Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch or any of its Affiliates, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit issued by it hereunder, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity; (ii) Bank of America, N.A. or any of its Affiliates, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit issued by it hereunder, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity; (iii) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. or any of its Affiliates, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit issued by it hereunder, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity; and/or (iv) any other Revolving Lender or Revolving Lenders selected by Borrower and reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) that agrees to become an L/C Lender, in each case under this clause (ii) in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit issued by such Lender hereunder, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity.

L/C Liability” shall mean, at any time, without duplication, the sum of (a) the Stated Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate amount of all L/C Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed at such time in respect of all Letters of Credit. The L/C Liability of any Revolving Lender at any time shall mean such Revolving Lender’s participations and obligations in respect of outstanding Letters of Credit at such time.

L/C Payment Notice” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(d).

 

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L/C Sublimit” shall mean an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $50.0 million and (b) the Total Revolving Commitments then in effect. The L/C Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Total Revolving Commitments.

LandCo” means CV PropCo, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

LandCo Cost Allocation Agreement” means that certain Cost Sharing Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2011, by and among Borrower, LandCo, LandCo Holdings, NP Tropicana LLC and any other parties signatory thereto.

LandCo Credit Agreement” means (a) that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2011, among LandCo, the lenders party thereto and Deutsche Bank, as administrative agent and (b) any other credit agreement, loan agreement, note agreement, promissory note, indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing or governing the terms of any Indebtedness or other financial accommodation that has been incurred to extend, renew, refinance or replace (whether by the same or different banks) in whole or in part (under one or more agreements) the Indebtedness and other obligations outstanding under the LandCo Credit Agreement referred to in clause (a) above or any other agreement or instrument referred to in this clause (b).

LandCo Holdings” means NP Landco Holdco LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

LandCo Holdings LLC Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of NP Landco Holdco LLC dated June 16, 2011.

LandCo Loan Documents” means the Loan Documents (as defined in the LandCo Credit Agreement).

LandCo Support Agreement” means that certain Limited Support Agreement and Recourse Guaranty, dated as of June 16, 2011, executed by Borrower.

Laws” shall mean, collectively, all common law and all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents, including without limitation the interpretation thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement thereof.

Lead Arrangers” shall mean, collectively, the Pro Rata Lead Arrangers and the Term B Lead Arrangers, in their capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners hereunder.

Lease” shall mean any lease, sublease, franchise agreement, license, occupancy or concession agreement.

Lender Insolvency Event” shall mean that (i) a Lender or its Parent Company is insolvent, or is generally unable to pay its debts as they become due, or admits in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due, or makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or (ii) such Lender or its Parent Company is the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or a receiver, trustee, conservator, intervenor, administrator, sequestrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets (including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority) has been appointed for such Lender or its Parent Company, or such Lender or its Parent Company has taken any action authorizing or indicating its consent to or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment; provided, however, that a Lender Insolvency Event shall not be deemed to exist solely as the result of the acquisition or maintenance of an ownership interest in such Lender or its Parent Company by a Governmental Authority or an instrumentality thereof so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.

 

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Lenders” shall mean (a) each Person listed on Annexes A-1, A-2, A-3 and, A-4 and A-5, (b) any Lender providing an Incremental Commitment pursuant to Section 2.12 and any Person that becomes a Lender from time to time party hereto pursuant to Section 2.15 and (c) any Person that becomes a “Lender” hereunder pursuant to an Assignment Agreement, in each case, other than any such Person that ceases to be a Lender pursuant to an Assignment Agreement or a Borrower Assignment Agreement. Unless the context requires otherwise, the term “Lenders” shall include the Swingline Lender and the L/C Lender.

Letter of Credit Request” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(b).

Letters of Credit” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.03(a) and shall include each Existing Letter of Credit.

LIBO Base Rate” shall mean, with respect to any LIBOR Loan for any Interest Period therefor, the rate per annum equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or a comparable or successor rate, which rate is administered by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for Dollars for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on page LIBOR01 of the Reuters Screen at or about 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period); provided that to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection herewith, the approved rate shall be consistent with market practice for LIBOR-based loans (and the application of such rate shall also be in accordance with market practice); provided, further that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such approved rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the LIBO Base Rate shall not be less than 0.00%.

LIBO Rate” shall mean, for any LIBOR Loan for any Interest Period therefor, a rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) determined by Administrative Agent to be equal to the LIBO Base Rate for such Loan for such Interest Period divided by 1 minus the Reserve Requirement (if any) for such Loan for such Interest Period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) for purposes of clause (c) of the definition of Alternate Base Rate, the rates referred to above shall be the rates as of 11:00 a.m., London, England time, on the date of determination (rather than the second Business Day preceding the date of determination) and (b) the LIBO Rate for Term B Facility Loans shall not be less than 0.75%.

LIBOR Loans” shall mean Loans that bear interest at rates based on rates referred to in the definition of “LIBO Rate.”

License Revocation” shall mean the revocation, failure to renew or suspension of, or the appointment of a receiver, supervisor or similar official with respect to, any Gaming License covering any Gaming Facility owned, leased, operated or used by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, but excluding any such revocation, failure to renew, suspension or appointment to the extent such Gaming License relates to a Gaming Facility that (a) is located on a Native American Indian reservation and/or (b) is located in a jurisdiction (i) in which none of Borrower or its Subsidiaries owned, leased, operated or managed a Gaming Facility on the Closing Date and (ii) the Gaming Laws of which have permitted gambling in the form of slot machines and table games to be conducted by any person or persons who are not Native American Indians or are acting or managing gaming operations for or on behalf of Native American Indians for less than two (2) years at the time of any such revocation, failure to renew, suspension or appointment.

Lien” shall mean, with respect to any Property, any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, security interest, or assignment, hypothecation or encumbrance for security of any kind, or any filing of any financing statement under the UCC or any other similar notice of lien under any similar notice or recording statute of any Governmental Authority (other than such financing statement or similar notices filed for informational or precautionary purposes only), or any conditional sale or other title retention agreement or any lease in the nature thereof.

 

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Liquor Authority” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.13(a).

Liquor Laws” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.13(a).

Loans” shall mean the Revolving Loans, the Swingline Loans and the Term Loans.

Losses” of any Person shall mean the losses, liabilities, claims (including those based upon negligence, strict or absolute liability and liability in tort), damages, reasonable expenses, obligations, penalties, actions, judgments, penalties, fines, suits, reasonable and documented costs or disbursements (including reasonable fees and expenses of one primary counsel for the Secured Parties collectively, and any local counsel reasonably required in any applicable jurisdiction (and solely in the case of an actual or perceived conflict of interest, where the Persons affected by such conflict inform Borrower in writing of the existence of an actual or perceived conflict of interest prior to retaining additional counsel, one additional of each such counsel for each group of similarly situated Secured Parties), in connection with any Proceeding commenced or threatened in writing, whether or not such Person shall be designated a party thereto) at any time (including following the payment of the Obligations) incurred by, imposed on or asserted against such Person.

Manager Allocation Agreement” shall mean that certain Manager Allocation Agreement, dated June 16, 2011, by and among Fertitta Entertainment, Borrower, FE Landco Management LLC, and certain other Subsidiaries of Fertitta Entertainment (it being acknowledged that such agreement has been terminated as to FE Opco Management LLC, FE GVR Management LLC and FE PropCo Management LLC).

Margin Stock” shall mean margin stock within the meaning of Regulation T, Regulation U and Regulation X.

Material Adverse Effect” shall mean (a) a material adverse effect on the business, assets, financial condition or results of operations of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole and after giving effect to the Transactions, (b) a material adverse effect on the ability of the Credit Parties, the Holding Companies and RRR (taken as a whole) to satisfy their material payment Obligations under the Credit Documents or (c) a material adverse effect on the legality, binding effect or enforceability against any material Credit Party, Holding Company or RRR of the Credit Documents to which it is a party or any of the material rights and remedies of any Secured Party thereunder or the legality, priority or enforceability of the Liens on a material portion of the Collateral.

Material Indebtedness” shall mean any Indebtedness the outstanding principal amount of which is in excess of $50.0 million.

Maximum Rate” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.18.

Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided to reduce or eliminate un-reallocated portions of L/C Liabilities during the existence of a Defaulting Lender, an amount equal to 103% of the un-reallocated L/C Liabilities at such time, (ii) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2.01(e), 2.03, 2.10(b)(ii), 2.10(c), 2.10(e), 2.16(a)(i), 2.16(a)(ii) or 11.01 or 11.02, an amount equal to 103% of the aggregate L/C Liability, and (iii) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Lenders in their reasonable discretion.

Moody’s” shall mean Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or any successor entity thereto.

Mortgage” shall mean an agreement, including, but not limited to, a mortgage, deed of trust or any other document, creating and evidencing a first Lien (subject only to the Liens permitted thereunder) in favor of Collateral

 

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Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties on each Mortgaged Real Property, which shall be in substantially the form of Exhibit I or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent, with such schedules and including such provisions as shall be necessary to conform such document to applicable or local law or as shall be customary under local law, as the same may at any time be amended in accordance with the terms thereof and hereof and such changes thereto as shall be reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

Mortgaged Real Property” shall mean (a) each Real Property listed on Schedule 1.01(C) and (b) each Real Property, if any, which shall be subject to a Mortgage delivered on or after the Closing Date pursuant to Section 9.08, 9.11 or 9.15 (in each case, unless and until such Real Property is no longer subject to a Mortgage).

Mortgaged Vessel” shall mean each Vessel or Replacement Vessel, if any, which shall be subject to a Ship Mortgage after the Closing Date pursuant to Section 9.08 or 9.11 (in each case, unless and until such Vessel or Replacement Vessel is no longer subject to a Ship Mortgage).

Multiemployer Plan” shall mean a multiemployer plan within the meaning of Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA (a) to which any ERISA Entity is then making or accruing an obligation to make contributions, (b) to which any ERISA Entity has within the preceding five plan years made contributions, including any Person which ceased to be an ERISA Entity during such five year period or (c) with respect to which any Company is reasonably likely to incur liability under Title IV of ERISA.

NAIC” shall mean the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Native American Contracts” means (a) each contract listed under the heading “Native American Contracts” on Schedule 1.01(E), and (b) any other agreements (including, without limitation, management agreements, development agreements and loan documents) with Tribes related to the development, construction, management or operation of gaming, lodging and other related businesses.

Native American Investment Rollover Amount” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.04(u).

Native American Investments” means Investments in the form of (i) loans or advances or (ii) specified required payments, in any case by Native American Subsidiaries pursuant to a Native American Contract.

Native American Subsidiary” means (a) as of the Closing Date, those Subsidiaries of the Borrower which are designated as such on Schedule 8.12(d) and (b) each additional Subsidiary of the Borrower which is hereafter designated as such from time to time by written notice to the Administrative Agent in a manner consistent with the provisions of Section 9.13(d); provided that no such Subsidiary shall be (or, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), remain) so designated (i) unless at all times such Subsidiary is engaging exclusively in the business of managing, constructing, developing, servicing, and otherwise supporting gaming, lodging and other related businesses under the auspices of a Tribe in connection with a Native American Contract, (ii) unless at all times neither it nor any of its Subsidiaries owns (x) any interest in any Core Property or any Equity Interests in any Person that is not itself a Native American Subsidiary or (y) any other material asset other than Real Property (and improvements thereon), contracts and related contract rights and other general intangibles, promissory notes and cash and Cash Equivalents or (iii) when any Default has occurred and is continuing. Solely for the purposes of the definition of “Excluded Assets” set forth in the Security Agreement and the Pledge Agreement, “Native American Subsidiary” shall include any Person (other than a Subsidiary) in which the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary holds an Equity Interest that is designated as such by the Borrower; provided that (A) no such Person shall be (or remain) so designated unless (x) at all times such Person is engaging exclusively in the business of managing, constructing, developing, servicing, and otherwise supporting gaming, lodging and other related businesses under the auspices of a Native American tribe, band or other forms of government, and (y) at all times neither it nor any of its Subsidiaries owns any Equity Interests in any Person that is not itself designated as a “Native American Subsidiary” pursuant to this sentence and (B) Borrower shall not make such designation if a Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

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Net Available Proceeds” shall mean:

(i)    in the case of any Asset Sale pursuant to Section 10.05(c), the aggregate amount of all cash payments (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or otherwise, but only as and when received) received by Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary directly or indirectly in connection with such Asset Sale, net (without duplication) of (A) the amount of all reasonable fees and expenses and transaction costs paid by or on behalf of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such Asset Sale (including, without limitation, any underwriting, brokerage or other customary selling commissions and legal, advisory and other fees and expenses, including survey, title and recording expenses, transfer taxes and expenses incurred for preparing such assets for sale, associated therewith); (B) any Taxes paid or estimated in good faith to be payable by or on behalf of any Company as a result of such Asset Sale (including, without duplication, distributions pursuant to Section 10.06(p) as a result of such Asset Sale) (after application of all credits and other offsets that arise from such Asset Sale); (C) any repayments by or on behalf of any Company of Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder) to the extent such Indebtedness is secured by a Lien on such Property that is permitted by the Credit Documents and that is not junior to the Lien thereon securing the Obligations and such Indebtedness is required to be repaid as a condition to the purchase or sale of such Property; (D) amounts required to be paid to any Person (other than any Company) owning a beneficial interest in the subject Property; and (E) amounts reserved, in accordance with GAAP, against any liabilities associated with such Asset Sale and retained by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries after such Asset Sale and related thereto, including pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities, purchase price adjustments, liabilities related to environmental matters and liabilities under any indemnification obligations associated with such Asset Sale, all as reflected in an Officer’s Certificate delivered to Administrative Agent; provided, that no such amounts shall constitute Net Available Proceeds under this clause (i) unless (x) the aggregate value of the Property sold in any single Asset Sale or related series of Asset Sales is greater than or equal to $15.0 million (and only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Available Proceeds under this clause (i)) or (y) the aggregate value of all Property sold in Asset Sales in any fiscal year exceeds $25.0 million (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Available Proceeds under this clause (i)); provided, further, that Net Available Proceeds shall include any cash payments received upon the reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any reserve described in clause (E) of this clause (i) or, if such liabilities have not been satisfied in cash and such reserve is not reversed within eighteen (18) months after such Asset Sale, the amount of such reserve;

(ii)    in the case of any Casualty Event, the aggregate amount of cash proceeds of insurance, condemnation awards and other compensation (excluding proceeds constituting business interruption insurance or other similar compensation for loss of revenue, but including the proceeds of any disposition of Property pursuant to Section 10.05(l)) received by the Person whose Property was subject to such Casualty Event in respect of such Casualty Event net of (A) fees and expenses incurred by or on behalf of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with recovery thereof, (B) any repayments by or on behalf of any Company of Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder) to the extent such Indebtedness is secured by a Lien on such Property that is permitted by the Credit Documents and that is not junior to the Lien thereon securing the Obligations and such Indebtedness is required to be repaid as a result of such Casualty Event, and (C) any Taxes paid or payable by or on behalf of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of the amount so recovered (including, without duplication, distributions pursuant to Section 10.06(p) as a result of such amount) (after application of all credits and other offsets arising from such Casualty Event) and amounts required to be paid to any Person (other than any Company) owning a beneficial interest in the subject Property; provided, that no such amounts shall constitute Net Available Proceeds under this clause (ii) unless (x) the aggregate proceeds or other compensation in respect of any single Casualty Event is greater than or equal to $15.0 million (and only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Available Proceeds under this clause (ii)) or (y) the aggregate proceeds or other compensation in respect of all Casualty Events in any fiscal year exceeds $25.0 million (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such

 

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amount shall constitute Net Available Proceeds under this clause (ii)); provided that, in the case of a Casualty Event with respect to property that is subject to a lease entered into for the purpose of, or with respect to, operating or managing gaming facilities and related assets, such cash proceeds shall not constitute Net Available Proceeds to the extent, and for so long as, such cash proceeds are required, by the terms of such lease, (x) to be paid to the holder of any mortgage, deed of trust or other security agreement securing indebtedness of the lessor or (y) to be paid to, or for the account of, the lessor or deposited in an escrow account to fund rent and other amounts due with respect to such property and costs to preserve, stabilize, repair, replace or restore such property (in accordance with the provisions of the applicable lease); and

(iii)    in the case of any Debt Issuance or Equity Issuance, the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect thereof by the Person consummating such Debt Issuance or Equity Issuance in respect thereof net of all investment banking fees, discounts and commissions, legal fees, consulting fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other fees and expenses, actually incurred in connection therewith.

New Term Loan Commitments” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(a).

New Term Loan Facility” shall mean each credit facility comprising New Term Loan Commitments and New Term Loans of a particular Tranche, if any.

New Term Loan Maturity Date” shall mean, with respect to any New Term Loans to be made pursuant to the related Incremental Joinder Agreement, the maturity date thereof as determined in accordance with Section 2.12(b).

New Term Loan Notes” shall mean the promissory notes executed and delivered in connection with any New Term Loan Commitments and the related New Term Loans.

New Term Loans” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(a).

Non-Defaulting Lender” shall mean each Lender other than a Defaulting Lender.

Non-Extension Notice Date” shall have the meaning provided by Section 2.03(b).

Non-U.S. Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.06(b).

North Fork Project” shall mean the development by SC Madera Development, LLC of Native American gaming opportunities pursuant to the Second Amended and Restated Development Agreement dated August 11, 2014 (as amended from time to time) between The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California and SC Madera Development, LLC and the management by SC Madera Management, LLC of any Native American gaming enterprise so developed pursuant to the Second Amended and Restated Management Agreement dated August 11, 2014 (as amended from time to time) between The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California and SC Madera Management, LLC.

Notes” shall mean the Revolving Notes, the Swingline Note and the Term Loan Notes.

Notice of Borrowing” shall mean a notice of borrowing substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

Notice of Continuation/Conversion” shall mean a notice of continuation/conversion substantially in the form of Exhibit C or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

 

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Notice of Intent to Cure” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04(c).

NYFRB” shall mean the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

NYFRB Rate” shall mean, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a Federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Obligations” shall mean all amounts, liabilities and obligations, direct or indirect, contingent or absolute, of every type or description, and at any time existing, owing by any Credit Party, Holding Company or RRR to any Secured Party or any of its Agent Related Parties or their respective successors, transferees or assignees pursuant to the terms of any Credit Document, any Credit Swap Contract or any Secured Cash Management Agreement (including in each case interest accruing or obligations incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), whether or not the right of such Person to payment in respect of such obligations and liabilities is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured or unsecured and whether or not such claim is discharged, stayed or otherwise affected by any bankruptcy case or insolvency or liquidation proceeding.

Officer’s Certificate” shall mean, as applied to any entity, a certificate executed on behalf of such entity (or such entity’s manager or member or general partner, as applicable) by its chairman of the board of directors (or functional equivalent) (if an officer), its chief executive officer, its president, any of its vice presidents, its chief financial officer, its chief accounting officer or its treasurer or controller (in each case, or an equivalent officer) in their official (and not individual) capacities.

Opco” means NP Opco LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

Open Market Assignment and Assumption Agreement” shall mean an Open Market Assignment and Assumption Agreement substantially in the form attached as Exhibit P hereto or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

Organizational Document” shall mean, relative to any Person, its certificate of incorporation, its certificate of formation, its certificate of partnership, its by-laws, its partnership agreement, its limited liability company agreement, its memorandum or articles of association, share designations or similar organization documents and all shareholder agreements, voting trusts and similar arrangements applicable to any of its authorized Equity Interests.

Other Applicable Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 10.01(c), (h), (k), (n), (q), (u) and (v).

Other Commitments” means the Other Term Loan Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments.

Other Debt” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Repricing Transaction.”

Other First Lien Indebtedness” shall mean outstanding Indebtedness that is not incurred under this Agreement and that (a) is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with the Obligations and (b) is Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt, Permitted First Lien Indebtedness or Incremental Equivalent Debt.

 

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Other Junior Indebtedness” shall mean the Senior Unsecured Notes (and any Permitted Refinancing thereof), Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness, Permitted Second Lien Indebtedness, Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt, Permitted Second Priority Refinancing Debt, Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 10.01(p), Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 10.01(q) or Incremental Equivalent Debt that is secured by a Lien on Collateral junior to the Liens securing the Obligations or that is unsecured.

Other Junior Indebtedness Documentation” shall mean the documentation governing any Other Junior Indebtedness.

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

Other Revolving Loans” means one or more Tranches of Revolving Loans that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

Other Taxes” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.06(e).

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

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

Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurodollar borrowings by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions (as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on its public website from time to time), and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate (from and after such date as the NYFRB shall commence to publish such composite rate).

Paid in Full” or “Payment in Full” and any other similar terms, expressions or phrases shall mean, at any time, (a) with respect to obligations other than the Obligations or the Secured Obligations (as defined in the Security Agreement), the payment in full of all of such obligations and (b) with respect to the Obligations or the Secured Obligations (as defined in the Security Agreement), the irrevocable termination of all Commitments, the payment in full in cash of all Obligations (except undrawn Letters of Credit and Unasserted Obligations), including principal, interest, fees, costs (including post-petition interest, fees and costs even if such interest, fees and costs are not an allowed claim enforceable against any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR in a bankruptcy case under applicable law) and premium (if any), and the discharge or Cash Collateralization of all Letters of Credit outstanding in an amount equal to 103% of the greatest amount for which such Letters of Credit may be drawn (or receipt of backstop letters of credit reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Lender and the Administrative Agent). For purposes of this definition, “Unasserted Obligations” means, at any time, contingent indemnity obligations in respect of which no claim or demand for payment has been made at such time.

Palms Acquisition” shall mean the anticipated or consummated acquisition of the Palms Casino Resort by a Restricted Subsidiary of Borrower pursuant to that certain Interest Purchase Agreement, dated May 10, 2016 (as the same may be amended or modified from time to time), entered into by and among Borrower, FP Holdings, L.P., a Nevada limited partnership, FP VoteCo, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company and FP ParentCo, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, pursuant to which a Restricted Subsidiary will acquire the outstanding limited liability company interests and partnership interests issued by Fiesta ParentCo, L.L.C, FP HoldCo, L.L.C., and FP Holdings, L.P.

 

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Parent Company” shall mean, with respect to a Lender, the bank holding company (as defined in Federal Reserve Board Regulation Y), if any, of such Lender, and/or any Person owning, beneficially or of record, directly or indirectly, a majority of the shares of such Lender.

Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit S hereto or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

PBGC” shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA, or any successor thereto.

Pension Plan” shall mean an employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) that is covered by Title IV of ERISA or subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA and is maintained or contributed to by any ERISA Entity or with respect to which any Company is reasonably likely to incur liability under Title IV of ERISA.

Perfection Certificate” shall mean that certain Perfection Certificate, dated as of the Closing Date (the “Initial Perfection Certificate”), executed and delivered by Borrower on behalf of Borrower and each of the Guarantors existing on the initial Funding Date, and each other Perfection Certificate (which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit N or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent) executed and delivered by the applicable Credit Party from time to time, in each case, as the same may be amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with Section 9.04(h)(ii).

Permits” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.15.

Permitted Acquisition” shall mean any acquisition, whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise, by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of all or substantially all of the business, property or assets of, or Equity Interests in, a Person or any division or line of business of a Person so long as (a) immediately after a binding contract with respect thereto is entered into between Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries and the seller with respect thereto and after giving pro forma effect to such acquisition and related transactions, no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom and Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be in compliance on a Pro Forma Basis (regardless of whether theany Revolving Facility, the Term A Facility or, the Term A-3 Facility or the Term A-4 Facility are then in effect) with the Financial Maintenance Covenants as of the most recent Calculation Date (giving effect to such acquisition and any related anticipated incurrences and repayments of Indebtedness as if consummated on the first day of relevant Test Period), (b) immediately after giving effect thereto, Borrower shall be in compliance with Section 10.11, (c) in the case of a Permitted Acquisition consisting of a purchase or acquisition of the Equity Interests in any Person that does not become a Guarantor hereunder (except to the extent becoming a Guarantor is prohibited by applicable Gaming Laws) or of an acquisition by a Person that is not a Guarantor (and does not become a Guarantor) hereunder, the consideration paid in all such Permitted Acquisitions shall not exceed an aggregate amount equal to the sum of (i) $35.0 million during the term of this Agreement plus (ii) the amounts available for Investments set forth in Section 10.04(k) and (d) with respect to a Permitted Acquisition in excess of $50.0 million, Borrower has delivered to Administrative Agent an Officer’s Certificate to the effect set forth in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above, together with all relevant financial information for the Person or assets to be acquired.

Permitted Business” means any business of the type in which Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are engaged or proposed to be engaged on the date of this Agreement, or any business reasonably related, incidental or ancillary thereto (including assets or businesses complementary thereto).

Permitted Business Assets” means (a) one or more Permitted Businesses, (b) a controlling equity interest in any Person whose assets consist primarily of one or more Permitted Businesses, (c) assets that are used or useful in a Permitted Business or (d) any combination of the preceding clauses (a), (b) and (c), in each case, as determined by Borrower’s Board of Directors or a Responsible Officer or other management of Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiary acquiring such assets, in each case, in its good faith judgment.

 

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Permitted Equity Issuance” means any issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Capital Stock) by any one or more of Borrower, the Holding Companies or RRR

Permitted First Lien Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of Borrower (and Contingent Obligations of the Guarantors in respect thereof) that (a) is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to the control of remedies) to the Liens securing the Obligations and the obligations in respect of any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt and is not secured by any property or assets of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (b) the holders of such Indebtedness (or their representative) and Administrative Agent shall be party to the Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement, (c) is not scheduled to mature prior to the Final Maturity Date then in effect at the time of issuance (excluding bridge facilities allowing extensions on customary terms to at least such Final Maturity Date), (d) is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Subsidiaries that are Guarantors, (e) the terms (excluding pricing, fees, rate floors, premiums, optional prepayment or optional redemption provisions) of which are (as determined by Borrower in good faith), taken as a whole, no more restrictive in any material respect to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms set forth in this Agreement (other than, in the case of any bridge facility, covenants, defaults and remedy provisions customary for bridge financings) and (f) other than in the case of a revolving credit facility, does not have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity (excluding the effects of any prepayments of Term Loans reducing amortization) that is shorter than that of any outstanding Term Loans (excluding bridge facilities allowing extensions on customary terms at least to such Final Maturity Date).

Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt” means any secured Indebtedness incurred by Borrower (and Contingent Obligations of the Guarantors in respect thereof) in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes or loans; provided that (a) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to the control of remedies) with the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (b) such Indebtedness constitutes Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, (c) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Subsidiaries that are Guarantors, and (d) the holders of such Indebtedness (or their representative) and Administrative Agent shall be party to the Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement.

Permitted Junior Debt Conditions” means that such applicable debt (i) does not have a scheduled maturity date prior to the date that is 91 days after the Final Maturity Date then in effect at the time of issuance (excluding bridge facilities allowing extensions on customary terms to at least 91 days after such Final Maturity Date), (ii) does not have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity (excluding the effects of any prepayments of Term Loans reducing amortization) that is shorter than that of any outstanding Term Loans (excluding bridge facilities allowing extensions on customary terms to at least ninety-one (91) days after the Final Maturity Date), (iii) shall not have any scheduled principal payments or be subject to any mandatory redemption, prepayment, or sinking fund (except for customary change of control (and, in the case of convertible or exchangeable debt instruments, delisting) provisions and, in the case of bridge facilities, customary mandatory redemptions or prepayments with proceeds of Permitted Refinancings thereof (which Permitted Refinancings would constitute Junior Financing) or Equity Issuances, and customary asset sale provisions that permit application of the applicable proceeds to the payment of the Obligations prior to application to such Junior Financing) due prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Final Maturity Date then in effect at the time of issuance (excluding bridge facilities allowing extensions on customary terms to at least ninety-one (91) days after such Final Maturity Date), (iv) is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Subsidiaries that are Guarantors and (v) has terms (excluding pricing, fees, rate floors, premiums, optional prepayment or optional redemption provisions) that are (as determined by Borrower in good faith), taken as a whole, no more restrictive in any material respect to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms set forth in this Agreement (other than, in the case of any bridge facility, covenants, defaults and remedy provisions customary for bridge financings). For the avoidance of doubt, the usual and customary terms of convertible or exchangeable debt instruments issued in a registered offering or under Rule 144A of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be no more restrictive in any material respect to Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms set forth in this Agreement.

 

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Permitted Liens” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.02.

Permitted Refinancing” shall mean, with respect to any Indebtedness, any refinancing thereof; provided that: (a) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would arise therefrom; (b) any such refinancing Indebtedness shall (i) not have a stated maturity or, other than in the case of a revolving credit facility, a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is shorter than that of the Indebtedness being refinanced, (ii) if the Indebtedness being refinanced is subordinated to the Obligations by its terms or by the terms of any agreement or instrument relating to such Indebtedness, be at least as subordinate to the Obligations as the Indebtedness being refinanced (and unsecured if the refinanced Indebtedness is unsecured) and (iii) be in a principal amount that does not exceed the principal amount so refinanced, plus, accrued interest, plus, any premium or other payment required to be paid in connection with such refinancing, plus, the amount of fees and expenses of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries incurred in connection with such refinancing, plus, any unutilized commitments thereunder; and (c) the obligors on such refinancing Indebtedness shall be the obligors on such Indebtedness being refinanced; provided, however, that (i) the borrower of the refinancing indebtedness shall be Borrower or the borrower of the indebtedness being refinanced and (ii) any Credit Party shall be permitted to guarantee any such refinancing Indebtedness of any other Credit Party.

Permitted Second Lien Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of Borrower (and Contingent Obligations of the Guarantors in respect thereof) that (a) is secured by the Collateral on a second priority (or other junior priority) basis to the Liens securing the Obligations and the obligations in respect of any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt and any Permitted First Lien Indebtedness and is not secured by any property or assets of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (b) meets the Permitted Junior Debt Conditions and (c) the holders of such Indebtedness (or their representative) shall be party to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement (as “Second Priority Debt Parties”) with the Administrative Agent.

Permitted Second Priority Refinancing Debt” means secured Indebtedness incurred by Borrower (and Contingent Obligations of the Guarantors in respect thereof) in the form of one or more series of second lien (or other junior lien) secured notes or second lien (or other junior lien) secured loans; provided that (a) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a second priority (or other junior priority) basis to the liens securing the Obligations and the obligations in respect of any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt and any Permitted First Lien Indebtedness and is not secured by any property or assets of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (b) such Indebtedness constitutes Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (provided, that such Indebtedness may be secured by a Lien on the Collateral that is junior to the Liens securing the Obligations and the obligations in respect of any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt and Permitted First Lien Indebtedness, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness”), (c) the holders of such Indebtedness (or their representative) shall be party to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement (as “Second Priority Debt Parties”) with the Administrative Agent and (d) such Indebtedness meets the Permitted Junior Debt Conditions.

Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness” means any unsecured Indebtedness of Borrower (and Contingent Obligations of the Guarantors in respect thereof) that meets the Permitted Junior Debt Conditions or is Junior Financing. For the avoidance of doubt, Disqualified Capital Stock shall not constitute Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness.

Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” means unsecured Indebtedness incurred by Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries in the form of one or more series of senior unsecured notes or loans; provided that such Indebtedness (a) constitutes Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness and (b) meets the Permitted Junior Debt Conditions.

 

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Permitted Vessel Liens” shall mean maritime Liens on ships, barges or other vessels for damages arising out of a maritime tort, wages of a stevedore, when employed directly by a Person listed in 46 U.S.C. § 31341, crew’s wages, salvage and general average, whether now existing or hereafter arising and other maritime Liens which arise by operation of law during normal operations of such ships, barges or other vessels.

Person” shall mean any individual, corporation, company, association, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, trust, unincorporated organization or Governmental Authority or any other entity.

Pledge Agreement” means the Pledge Agreement executed by the Holding Companies and RRR, substantially in the form of Exhibit F, as may be amended or supplemented by the VoteCo SPE Pledge Joinder, as the same may be amended in accordance with the terms thereof and hereof.

Pledged Collateral” shall mean, collectively, the “Pledged Collateral” as defined in the Security Agreement and the “Pledged Collateral” as defined in the Pledge Agreement.

Post-Increase Revolving Lenders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(d).

Post-Refinancing Revolving Lenders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.15(f).

Pre-Increase Revolving Lenders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(d).

Pre-Opening Expenses” shall mean, with respect to any fiscal period, the amount of expenses (including Consolidated Interest Expense) incurred with respect to capital projects which are appropriately classified as “pre-opening expenses” on the applicable financial statements of Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period.

Pre-Refinancing Revolving Lenders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.15(f).

Prime Rate” shall mean the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by Deutsche Bank as its prime rate in effect at its office located at 60 Wall Street New York, NY 10005; each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced as being effective.

Principal BlockerCos” means PB Investor I LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, PB Investor II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Serengeti SC Blockerco LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, ADVSTRA SC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, CAPINC SC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, PAIN SC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, PRTN SC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and STRAINC SC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Principal Office” shall mean the principal office of Administrative Agent, located on the Closing Date at 60 Wall Street New York, NY 10005, or such other office as may be designated in writing by Administrative Agent.

Principal Subsidiaries” shall mean GVR, NP Lake Mead LLC, NP Santa Fe LLC, NP Texas LLC, Boulder LLC, Red Rock LLC, Palace LLC, Sunset LLC or IP Holdco or any other Restricted Subsidiary into which any portion of the assets (other than de minimis assets) of any of the foregoing entities are transferred on or after the Closing Date (by Investment, disposition, merger, consolidation or otherwise).

Prior Mortgage Liens” shall mean, with respect to each Mortgaged Real Property, the Liens identified in Schedule B annexed to the applicable Mortgage as such Schedule B may be amended from time to time to the reasonable satisfaction of Administrative Agent.

 

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Pro Forma Basis” shall mean, with respect to compliance with any test or covenant or calculation of any ratio hereunder, the determination or calculation of such test, covenant or ratio (including in connection with Specified Transactions) in accordance with Section 1.05.

Pro Rata Lead Arrangers” shall mean Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (or any other registered broker-dealer wholly-owned by Bank of America Corporation to which all or substantially all of Bank of America Corporation’s or any of its subsidiaries’ investment banking, commercial lending services or related businesses may be transferred following the date of this Agreement), JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Citizens Bank, N.A. and UBS Securities LLC, in their capacities as joint bookrunners and joint lead arrangers for the Term B Facility.

Proceeding” shall mean any claim, counterclaim, action, judgment, suit, hearing, governmental investigation, arbitration or proceeding, including by or before any Governmental Authority and whether judicial or administrative.

Project Reimbursement Amount” shall mean, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to the Project Reimbursements received by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries from Persons other than Credit Parties after the Closing Date minus (x) the amount of Investments made under Section 10.04(k)(ii) on or prior to such date, (y) the amount of Restricted Payments made under Section 10.06(i)(ii) on or prior to such date and (z) the amount of Junior Prepayments made under Section 10.09(a)(i)(ii) on or prior to such date.

Project Reimbursements” means any amounts received by Borrower or any of Borrower’s Restricted Subsidiaries after the Closing Date in repayment of any loan or advance made by it to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians or any other Tribe (or any instrumentality of any such Tribe) pursuant to any Native American Contract relating to a project and, for the avoidance of doubt, including any interest, earnings or other returns on such loan or advance paid by the applicable Tribe or instrumentality thereof.

Property” shall mean any right, title or interest in or to property or assets of any kind whatsoever, whether real, personal or mixed and whether tangible or intangible and including all contract rights, income or revenue rights, real property interests, trademarks, trade names, equipment and proceeds of the foregoing and, with respect to any Person, Equity Interests or other ownership interests of any other Person.

Public Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04.

Purchase Money Obligation” shall mean, for any Person, the obligations of such Person in respect of Indebtedness incurred for the purpose of financing all or any part of the purchase price of any Property (including Equity Interests of any Person) or the cost of installation, construction or improvement of any property or assets and any refinancing thereof; provided, however, that such Indebtedness is incurred (except in the case of a refinancing) within 270 days after such acquisition of such Property or the incurrence of such costs by such Person.

Qualified Capital Stock” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interests of such Person which is not Disqualified Capital Stock.

Qualified Contingent Obligation” shall mean Contingent Obligations permitted by Section 10.04 in respect of (a) Indebtedness of any Joint Venture in which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries owns (directly or indirectly) at least 25% of the Equity Interest of such Joint Venture or (b) Indebtedness of casinos and “racinos” (and properties ancillary or related thereto (or owners of casino and “racinos”)) with respect to which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has (directly or indirectly through Subsidiaries) entered into a management or similar contract and such contract remains in full force and effect at the time such Contingent Obligations are incurred.

 

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Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligations, each Guarantor that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Qualifying Investments” shall mean Investments made by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and either outstanding on the Closing Date or made after the Closing Date in accordance with Section 10.04 hereof, provided however, that Qualifying Investments shall exclude Investments in Cash and Cash Equivalents and any Investments made in or to the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians or any other Tribe or any instrumentality of any such Tribe.

Quarter” shall mean each three month period ending on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

Quarterly Dates” shall mean the last Business Day of each Quarter in each year, commencing with the last Business Day of the first full Quarter after the Closing Date.

R/C Maturity Date” shall mean, (a) with respect to the Closing Date Revolving Commitments and any Incremental Revolving Commitments (other than, for the avoidance of doubt, Incremental Revolving Commitments that have been modified into Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments) and any Revolving Loans thereunder, the date that is the sixth anniversary of the Closing Date and, (b) with respect to the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments and any Revolving Loans thereunder, the earlier of (i) the date that is the seventh anniversary of the Closing Date and (ii) the date that is ninety-one (91) days prior to the earlier of (w) the maturity date of the Term B Facility Loans, (x) the maturity date of any New Term Loans that are “term B loans”, (y) the maturity date of any Permitted First Lien Indebtedness, Permitted Second Lien Indebtedness or Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness and (z) the maturity date of any Indebtedness incurred to refinance or extend any Indebtedness referred to in clauses (w), (x) and (y) and (c) with respect to any other Tranche of Revolving Commitments and Revolving Loans, the maturity date set forth therefor in the applicable Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment.

R/C Percentage” of any Revolving Lender at any time shall mean (a) with respect to the Total Revolving Commitments, a fraction (expressed as a percentage) the numerator of which is the Revolving Commitment of such Revolving Lender at such time and the denominator of which is the Total Revolving Commitments at such time or (b) as the context requires, with respect to a specified Revolving Commitment of a particular Tranche, a fraction (expressed as a percentage) the numerator of which is the Revolving Commitment of such Tranche of such Revolving Lender at such time and the denominator of which is the aggregate Revolving Commitments of such Tranche at such time; provided, however, that if the R/C Percentage of any Revolving Lender is to be determined after the Total Revolving Commitments or the Revolving Commitments of the applicable Tranche, as the case may be, have been terminated, then the R/C Percentage of such Revolving Lender shall be determined immediately prior (and without giving effect) to such termination but after giving effect to any assignments after termination of the Revolving Commitments.

Real Property” shall mean, as to any Person, all the right, title and interest of such Person in and to land, improvements and appurtenant fixtures, including leaseholds (it being understood that for purposes of Schedule 8.23(a), Borrower shall not be required to describe such improvements and appurtenant fixtures in such Schedule).

redeem” shall mean redeem, repurchase, repay, defease (covenant or legal), Discharge or otherwise acquire or retire for value; and “redemption” and “redeemed” have correlative meanings.

 

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refinance” shall mean refinance, renew, extend, exchange, replace, defease (covenant or legal) (with proceeds of Indebtedness), Discharge (with proceeds of Indebtedness) or refund (with proceeds of Indebtedness), in whole or in part, including successively; and “refinancing” and “refinanced” have correlative meanings.

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

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.08(c).

Regulation D” shall mean Regulation D (12 C.F.R. Part 204) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor), as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented and in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation T” shall mean Regulation T (12 C.F.R. Part 220) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor), as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented and in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation U” shall mean Regulation U (12 C.F.R. Part 221) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor), as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented and in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation X” shall mean Regulation X (12 C.F.R. Part 224) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor), as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented and in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Reimbursement Obligations” shall mean the obligations of Borrower to reimburse L/C Disbursements in respect of any Letter of Credit.

Related Indemnified Person” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.03(b).

Related Parties” shall mean, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.

Release” shall mean any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, disposing, depositing, dispersing, emanating or migrating of any Hazardous Material in, into, onto or through the Environment.

Removal Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.06(b).

Replaced Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.11(a).

Replacement Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.11(a).

Replacement Vessel” shall mean the replacement of any existing Mortgaged Vessel with a vessel, ship, riverboat, barge or improvement on real property, whether such vessel, riverboat, barge or improvement is acquired or constructed and whether or not such vessel, ship, riverboat, barge or improvement is temporarily or permanently moored or affixed to any real property.

 

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Repricing Transaction” shall mean (i) the incurrence by Borrower of a new tranche of replacement term loans under this Agreement (including by way of conversion of Term B Facility Loans into any such new tranche of replacement term loans) (x) having an effective interest rate margin for the respective Type of such replacement term loan that is less than the Applicable Margin for Term B Facility Loans of the respective Type (with the comparative determinations of such margins to be reasonably determined by Administrative Agent in consultation with Borrower (consistent with generally acceptable financial practices) and to be made after taking into account all interest rate floors and all upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized assuming a 4-year life to maturity (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness) of such tranche of replacement term loans or Term B Facility Loans, as the case may be) payable to all Lenders holding such replacement term loans or Term B Facility Loans, as the case may be, but exclusive of any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared with all Lenders (in their capacity as such) holding such tranche of replacement term loans or Term B Facility Loans, as the case may be, after giving effect to the syndication thereof) (excluding any such loans incurred in connection with a Change of Control or an Acquisition and any such loan that is not made for the primary purposes of reducing overall yield) and (y) the proceeds of which are used to repay, in whole or in part, principal of outstanding Term B Facility Loans (it being understood that a conversion of Term B Facility Loans into any such new tranche of replacement term loans shall constitute a repayment of principal of outstanding Term B Facility Loans), (ii) any amendment, waiver or other modification to this Agreement which would have the effect of reducing the Applicable Margin for Term B Facility Loans (with the determination of such effective reduction to be made in accordance with the applicable provisions set forth in the parenthetical appearing in preceding clause (i)(x)), excluding any such amendment, waiver or modification entered into in connection with a Change of Control or an Acquisition and/or (iii) the incurrence by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of (x) any Incremental Term Loans, (y) any other term loans (which, for the avoidance of doubt, does not include bonds) other than under this Agreement or (z) any other bank debt other than under this Agreement (such other term loans referred to in clause (y) above in this clause (iii) and such other bank debt referred to in clause (z) above in this clause (iii) are individually referred to as “Other Debt”), the proceeds of which are used in whole or in part to prepay outstanding Term B Facility Loans (except to the extent any such Incremental Term Loans or Other Debt is incurred in connection with a Change of Control or an Acquisition) if such Incremental Term Loans or Other Debt has an effective interest rate margin for the respective Type of such replacement term loan that is less than the Applicable Margin for Term B Facility Loans at the time of the prepayment thereof (with the comparative determination of such margins to be reasonably determined by Administrative Agent in consultation with Borrower (consistent with generally acceptable financial practices) taking into account all interest rate floors and all upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized assuming a 4-year life to maturity (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness) of such Incremental Term Loans or Other Debt) payable to all lenders holding such Incremental Term Loans or Other Debt, as the case may be, but exclusive of any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared with all Lenders (in their capacity as such) holding such Incremental Term Loans or Other Debt, as the case may be, after giving effect to the syndication thereof). Any such determination by Administrative Agent as contemplated by preceding clauses (i)(x), (ii) and (iii) shall be conclusive and binding on all Lenders holding or Term B Facility Loans.

Required Lenders” shall mean, as of any date of determination: (a) prior to the Closing Date, Lenders holding more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Commitments; and (b) thereafter, Non-Defaulting Lenders the sum of whose outstanding Term Loans, unutilized Term Loan Commitments, Revolving Loans, Unutilized R/C Commitments, Swingline Exposure and L/C Liabilities then outstanding represents more than 50% of the aggregate sum (without duplication) of (i) all outstanding Term Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders and all unutilized Term Loan Commitments of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (ii) all outstanding Revolving Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (iii) the aggregate Unutilized R/C Commitments of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (iv) the Swingline Exposure of all Non-Defaulting Lenders and (v) the L/C Liabilities of all Non-Defaulting Lenders.

Required Pro Rata Lenders” shall mean, as of any date of determination: (a) prior to the Closing Date, Lenders holding more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments and the Term A Facility Commitments and (b) thereafter, Non-Defaulting Lenders holding more than 50% of the aggregate sum (without

 

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duplication) of the (a) (i) the aggregate Unutilized R/C Commitments of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (ii) the aggregate outstanding Revolving Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (iii) the Swingline Exposure of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (iv) the L/C Liabilities of all Non-Defaulting Lenders and (v) aggregate outstanding Term A Facility Loans and, Term A-3 Facility Loans and Term A-4 Facility Loans held by Non-Defaulting Lenders.

Required Revolving Lenders” shall mean, as of any date of determination: (a) at any time prior to the Closing Date, Lenders holding more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments and (b) thereafter, Non-Defaulting Lenders holding more than 50% of the aggregate sum of (without duplication) (i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Revolving Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (ii) the aggregate Unutilized R/C Commitments of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, (iii) the Swingline Exposure of all Non-Defaulting Lenders, and (iv) the L/C Liabilities of all Non-Defaulting Lenders.

Required Tranche Lenders” shall mean: (a) with respect to Lenders having Revolving Commitments or Revolving Loans of any particular Tranche, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of the Unutilized R/C Commitments, Revolving Loans, Swingline Exposure and L/C Liabilities, in each case, of Non-Defaulting Lenders in respect of such Tranche and then outstanding; (b) with respect to Lenders having Term A Facility Loans, Term A Facility Commitments or Incremental Term A Loan Commitments, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of the Term A Facility Loans, unutilized Term A Facility Commitments and unutilized Incremental Term A Loan Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders then outstanding; (c) with respect to Lenders having Term A-3 Facility Loans or Term A-3 Facility Commitments, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of the Term A-3 Facility Loans and unutilized Term A-3 Facility Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders then outstanding; (d) with respect to Lenders having Term A-4 Facility Loans or Term A-4 Facility Commitments, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of the Term A-4 Facility Loans and unutilized Term A-4 Facility Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders then outstanding; (e) with respect to Lenders having Term B Facility Loans, Term B Facility Commitments or Incremental Term B Loan Commitments, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of the Term B Facility Loans, unutilized Term B Facility Commitments and unutilized Incremental Term B Loan Commitments of Non-Defaulting Lenders then outstanding; (ef) for each New Term Loan Facility, if applicable, with respect to Lenders having New Term Loans or New Term Loan Commitments, in each case, in respect of such New Term Loan Facility, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of such New Term Loans and unutilized New Term Loan Commitments of Non-Defaulting Lenders then outstanding; (fg) for each Extension Tranche, if applicable, with respect to Lenders having Extended Revolving Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments or Extended Term Loans or commitments in respect of Extended Term Loans, in each case, in respect of such Extension Tranche, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of such Extended Revolving Loans and Extended Revolving Commitments or Extended Term Loans and commitments in respect thereof, as applicable, then outstanding; and (gh) for each Tranche of Other Term Loans, Non-Defaulting Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate sum of such Other Term Loans and unutilized Other Term Loan Commitments of Non-Defaulting Lenders then outstanding.

Requirement of Law” shall mean, as to any Person, any Law or determination of an arbitrator or any Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its Property or to which such Person or any of its Property is subject.

Reserve Requirement” shall mean, for any day during any Interest Period, the reserve percentage (expressed as a decimal, carried out to five decimal places) in effect on such day, whether or not applicable to any Lender, under regulations issued from time to time by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including any emergency, supplemental or other marginal reserve requirement) with respect to LIBOR funding by member banks (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities”). The LIBO Rate for each outstanding LIBOR Loan shall be adjusted automatically as of the effective date of any change in the Reserve Requirement.

 

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Resignation Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.06(a).

Response Action” shall mean (a) “response” as such term is defined in CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. § 9601(24), and (b) all other actions required by any Governmental Authority or voluntarily undertaken to: (i) clean up, remove, treat, abate or in any other way address any Hazardous Material in the Environment, (ii) prevent the Release or threatened Release, or minimize the further Release, of any Hazardous Material or (iii) perform studies and investigations in connection with, or as a precondition to, clause (i) or (ii) above.

Responsible Officer” shall mean (i) the chief executive officer of Borrower, the president of Borrower (if not the chief executive officer), any senior or executive vice president of Borrower, the chief financial officer, the chief accounting officer or treasurer of Borrower or, with respect to financial matters, the chief financial officer, the chief accounting officer, senior financial officer or treasurer of Borrower and (ii) as to any document delivered by a Subsidiary, any Person authorized by all necessary corporate, limited liability company and/or other action of such Subsidiary to act on behalf of such Subsidiary.

Restricted Payment” shall mean dividends (in cash, Property or obligations) on, or other payments or distributions (including return of capital) on account of, or the setting apart of money for a sinking or other analogous fund for, or the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, termination, repurchase or other acquisition of, any Equity Interests or Equity Rights (other than any payment made relating to any Transfer Agreement) in any Holding Company, Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or in an direct or indirect parent or other direct or indirect holder of Equity Interests or Equity Rights in Borrower, but excluding dividends, payments or distributions paid through the issuance of additional shares of Qualified Capital Stock and any redemption, retirement or exchange of any Qualified Capital Stock in Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary through, or with the proceeds of, the issuance of Qualified Capital Stock in Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that any Qualified Capital Stock so issued is pledged to the Collateral Agent to secure the Obligations in accordance with the Collateral Documents.

Restricted Subsidiaries” shall mean all existing and future Subsidiaries of Borrower other than the Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

Reverse Trigger Event” shall mean the transfer of Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary or any Gaming Facility from trust or other similar arrangement to Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries from time to time.

Revocation” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.12(b).

Revolving Availability Period” shall mean, (i) with respect to the Revolving Commitments under the Closing Date Revolving Facility, the period from and including the Closing Date to but excluding the earlier of the applicable R/C Maturity Date and the date of termination of such Revolving Commitments, and (ii) with respect to the Revolving Commitments under the Fifth Amendment Revolving Facility, the period from and including the Fifth Amendment Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the applicable R/C Maturity Date and the date of termination of such Revolving Commitments and (iii) with respect to any other Tranche of Revolving Commitments, the period from and including the date such Tranche of Revolving Commitments is established to but excluding the earlier of the applicable R/C Maturity Date and the date of termination of such Tranche of Revolving Commitments. Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this Agreement to the Revolving Availability Period shall mean with respect to each Tranche of Revolving Commitments, the Revolving Availability Period applicable to such Tranche.

Revolving Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Revolving Loans.

 

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Revolving Commitment” shall mean, for each Revolving Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Revolving Loans in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding up to but not exceeding the amount set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Annex A-1 under the caption “Closing Date Revolving Commitment” or “Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitment,” or in the Assignment Agreement pursuant to which such Lender assumed its Revolving Commitment or in any Incremental Joinder Agreement or Refinancing Amendment, as applicable, as the same may be (a) changed pursuant to Section 13.05(b), (b) reduced or terminated from time to time pursuant to Sections 2.04 and/or 11.01, as applicable, or (c) increased or otherwise adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement, including pursuant to Section 2.12 and Section 2.15; it being understood that a Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment shall include any Incremental Revolving Commitments, Extended Revolving Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments of such Revolving Lender.

Revolving Exposure” shall mean, with respect to any Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of all outstanding Revolving Loans of such Lender, plus the aggregate amount at such time of such Lender’s L/C Liability, plus the aggregate amount at such time of such Lender’s Swingline Exposure.

Revolving Extension Request” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(b).

Revolving Facility” shall mean each credit facility comprising Revolving Commitments of a particular Tranche. For the avoidance of doubt, each of the Closing Date Revolving Facility and the Fifth Amendment Revolving Facility shall each constitute a separate Revolving Facility.

Revolving Lenders” shall mean (a) on the FourthFifth Amendment Effective Date, the Lenders having a Revolving Commitment on Annex A -1 hereof and (b) thereafter, the Lenders from time to time holding Revolving Loans and/or a Revolving Commitment as in effect from time to time.

Revolving Loans” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(a).

Revolving Notes” shall mean the promissory notes substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1.

Revolving Tranche Exposure” shall mean with respect to any Lender and Tranche of Revolving Commitments at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of all outstanding Revolving Loans of such Tranche of such Lender, plus the aggregate amount at such time of such Lender’s L/C Liability under its Revolving Commitment of such Tranche, plus the aggregate amount at such time of such Lender’s Swingline Exposure under its Revolving Commitment of such Tranche.

RRR” means Red Rock Resorts, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

S&P” shall mean Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, or any successor thereto.

Sanction(s)” means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or (c) or other relevant sanctions authority.

Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself the subject or target of any comprehensive Sanctions (at the time of this Agreement, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).

 

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Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, (b) any Person located, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned 50% or more or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).

SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States or any successor thereto.

Second Amendment” shall mean that certain Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of April 5, 2017, by and among the Borrower, the other Station Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and Deutsche Bank AG Cayman Islands Branch, as Swingline Lender and Administrative Agent.

Second Amendment Effective Date” shall mean the “Effective Date” as defined in the Second Amendment.

Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit T hereto or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

Section 9.04 Financials” shall mean the financial statements delivered, or required to be delivered, pursuant to Section 9.04(a) or (b), together with the accompanying certificate of a Responsible Officer of Borrower delivered, or required to be delivered, pursuant to Section 9.04(c).

Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between Borrower and/or any or all of its Restricted Subsidiaries and any Cash Management Bank.

Secured Parties” shall mean the Agents, the Lenders, any Swap Provider that is party to a Credit Swap Contract and any Cash Management Bank that is a party to a Secured Cash Management Agreement.

Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

Security Agreement” shall mean a security agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit H among the Credit Parties and Collateral Agent, as the same may be amended in accordance with the terms thereof and hereof.

Security Documents” shall mean the Security Agreement, the Pledge Agreement, the Custodian Agreement, the Mortgages, the Ship Mortgages and each other security document or pledge agreement, instrument or other document required by applicable local law or otherwise executed and delivered by a Credit Party, a Holding Company or RRR to grant or perfect a security interest in any Property acquired or developed that is of the kind and nature that would constitute Collateral on the Closing Date, and any other document, agreement or instrument utilized to pledge or grant as collateral (or perfect any Lien thereon) for the Obligations any Property of whatever kind or nature.

Senior Unsecured Notes” shall mean the outstanding 7.50% senior unsecured notes due 2021 of Borrower in the original aggregate principal amount of $500.0 million.

Senior Unsecured Notes Tax Transition” shall mean the effective date of the first to occur of: (i) the modification of Section 4.07(b)(14) of the Indenture dated as of March 1, 2013 entered into by Borrower, as issuer, in respect of the Senior Unsecured Notes (the “Senior Unsecured Notes Indenture”) to remove references to the “Holding Company Tax Distribution Agreement” and replace the same with an exception permitting Restricted Payments to Holdco in amounts sufficient to enable Holdco to make Tax Distributions (as defined in the Holdco LLC

 

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Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date) to its members pursuant to Section 5.4 of the Holdco LLC Agreement (as in effect on the Closing Date); and (ii) the termination, defeasance or discharge of (x) the Senior Unsecured Notes Indenture in its entirety or Section 4.07(b)(14) thereof in particular and (y) any Indebtedness refinancing such Senior Unsecured Notes (or such refinancing Indebtedness) that references the Holding Company Tax Sharing Agreement.

Ship Mortgage” shall mean a Ship Mortgage in form reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent and Borrower made by the applicable Credit Parties in favor of Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as the same may be amended in accordance with the terms thereof and hereof, or such other agreements reasonably acceptable to Collateral Agent as shall be necessary to comply with applicable Requirements of Law and effective to grant in favor of Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a first preferred mortgage on the Mortgaged Vessel covered thereby, subject only to Permitted Liens.

SNDAs” shall have meaning provided in Section 8.24(e).

Solvent” and “Solvency” shall mean, for any Person on a particular date, that on such date (a) the fair value of the Property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including, without limitation, contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair salable value of the Property of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts and liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay as such debts and liabilities mature, (d) such Person is not engaged in a business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in a business or a transaction, for which such Person’s Property would constitute an unreasonably small capital and (e) such Person is able to pay its debts as they become due and payable. For purposes of this definition, the amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability, without duplication.

Specified 10.04(k) Investment Returns” shall mean the amounts other than Project Reimbursements received by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to Investments made pursuant to Section 10.04(k) (including with respect to contracts related to such Investments and including principal, dividends, interest, distributions, sale proceeds, payments under contracts relating to such Investments, repayments or other amounts) that are designated by Borrower as Specified 10.04(k) Investment Returns in the Compliance Certificate delivered to Administrative Agent in respect of the fiscal quarter (or fiscal year) in which such amounts were received.

Specified Transaction” means (a) any incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness (other than for working capital purposes or under a Revolving Facility), (b) any Investment that results in a Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (c) any Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition, (d) any Asset Sale or designation of a Restricted Subsidiary that results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Restricted Subsidiary of Borrower or redesignation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary that results in an Unrestricted Subsidiary becoming a Restricted Subsidiary and (e) any Acquisition or Investment constituting an acquisition of assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of another Person.

Stated Amount” of each Letter of Credit shall mean, at any time, the maximum amount available to be drawn thereunder (in each case determined without regard to whether any conditions to drawing could then be met).

Station Permitted Assignees” shall mean any Affiliate of any Credit Party (other than the Holding Companies, the Borrower and their respective Subsidiaries).

Subsidiary” shall mean, as to any Person, (i) any corporation more than 50% of whose stock of any class or classes having by the terms thereof ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the directors of such corporation (irrespective of whether or not at the time stock of any class or classes of such corporation shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency) is at the time owned by such Person and/or one or more

 

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Subsidiaries of such Person and (ii) any partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or other entity in which such Person and/or one or more Subsidiaries of such Person has more than a 50% equity interest at the time. Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” in this Agreement shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of Borrower.

Subsidiary Cost Allocation Agreement” shall mean each of (i) the LandCo Cost Allocation Agreement and (ii) each other cost allocation agreement entered into after the Closing Date between Borrower and an Unrestricted Subsidiary in the form of the Manager Allocation Agreement (with such changes as are reasonably requested by or are acceptable to Administrative Agent).

Subsidiary Tax Sharing Agreement” shall mean (1) the LandCo Holdings LLC Agreement, (2) the Fertitta Interactive Tax Sharing Agreement and (3) each tax sharing agreement between Borrower and an Unrestricted Subsidiary entered into after the Closing Date in accordance with this Agreement.

Subsidiary Tax Sharing Payments” shall mean (i) all payments received by Borrower from Unrestricted Subsidiaries pursuant to Subsidiary Tax Sharing Agreements and (ii) all payments received by Borrower from LandCo Holdings pursuant to Section 5.1(b) of the LandCo Holdings LLC Agreement.

Support Agreement” shall mean (a) the guaranty by Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary of the completion of the development, construction and opening of a new gaming facility by any Native American Subsidiary pursuant to a Native American Contract or of any gaming facility owned by others which is to be managed exclusively by any such Native American Subsidiary pursuant to a Native American Contract and/or (b) the agreement by Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary to advance funds, property or services to or on behalf of a Native American Subsidiary in order to maintain the financial condition or level of any balance sheet item of such Native American Subsidiary pursuant to a Native American Contract (including “keep well” or “make well” agreements) in connection with the development, construction and operations of a new gaming facility by such Native American Subsidiary pursuant to a Native American Contract (or of any gaming facility owned by others which is to be managed exclusively by such Native American Subsidiary pursuant to a Native American Contract); provided that such guaranty or agreement is entered into in connection with obtaining financing for such gaming facility or is required by a Governmental Authority. The amount of any Support Agreement shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Support Agreement is made (or, if less, the maximum amount of such primary obligation for which such Person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument evidencing such Support Agreement) or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated potential liability in respect thereof (assuming such Person is required to perform thereunder) as determined by such Person in good faith.

Swap Contract” shall mean any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business (as a bona fide hedge and not for speculative purposes) (including any master agreement and any schedule or agreement, whether or not in writing, relating to any single transaction) that is an interest rate swap agreement, basis swap, forward rate agreement, commodity swap, commodity option, equity or equity index swap or option, bond option, interest rate option, foreign exchange agreement, rate cap, collar or floor agreement, currency swap agreement, cross-currency rate swap agreement, swap option, currency option or any other similar agreement (including any option to enter into any of the foregoing) and is designed to protect any Company against fluctuations in interest rates, currency exchange rates, commodity prices, or similar risks (including any Interest Rate Protection Agreement). For the avoidance of doubt, the term “Swap Contract” includes, without limitation, any call options, warrants and capped calls entered into as part of, or in connection with, an issuance of convertible or exchangeable debt by Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

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Swap Provider” shall mean any Person that is a party to a Swap Contract with Borrower and/or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries if such Person was, at the date of entering into such Swap Contract, a Lender or Agent or Affiliate of a Lender or Agent, and such Person executes and delivers to Administrative Agent a letter agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent pursuant to which such Person (a) appoints Collateral Agent as its agent under the applicable Credit Documents and (b) agrees to be bound by the provisions of Section 12.03.

Swingline Commitment” shall mean the commitment of the Swingline Lender to make loans pursuant to Section 2.01(e). The Swingline Commitment is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Commitments.

Swingline Exposure” shall mean at any time the aggregate principal amount at such time of all outstanding Swingline Loans. The Swingline Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall equal its R/C Percentage of the aggregate Swingline Exposure at such time.

Swingline Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the preamble hereto.

Swingline Loan” shall mean any loan made by the Swingline Lender pursuant to Section 2.01(e).

Swingline Note” shall mean the promissory note substantially in the form of Exhibit A-4.

Swingline Sublimit” shall mean the lesser of (a) 25.0 million and (b) the Total Revolving Commitments then in effect. The Swingline Sublimit is part of, not in addition to, the Total Revolving Commitments.

Syndication Agents” shall mean JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG Cayman Islands Branch and Fifth Third Bank, in their capacities as syndication agents hereunder.

Taking” shall mean a taking or voluntary conveyance during the term of this Agreement of all or part of any Mortgaged Real Property or Mortgaged Vessel, or any interest therein or right accruing thereto or use thereof, as the result of, or in settlement of, any condemnation or other eminent domain proceeding by any Governmental Authority affecting any Mortgaged Real Property or Mortgaged Vessel or any portion thereof, whether or not the same shall have actually been commenced.

Tavern Business” shall mean a “restricted gaming location” as defined pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 463.0189.

Tax Benefit” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.06(g).

Tax Returns” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.08.

Taxes” shall mean any and all taxes, imposts, duties, charges, fees, levies or other charges or assessments of whatever nature, including income, gross receipts, excise, real or personal property, sales, withholding, social security, retirement, unemployment, occupation, use, service, license, net worth, payroll, franchise, and transfer and recording, imposed by the Internal Revenue Service or any taxing authority (whether domestic or foreign, including any federal, state, U.S. possession, county, local or foreign government or any subdivision or taxing agency thereof) including interest, fines, penalties or additions to tax attributable to or imposed on or with respect to any such taxes, charges, fees, levies or other assessments.

Technology Systems” shall mean the computers, software, databases, systems (including reservations systems), servers, workstations, routers, hubs, switches, circuits, networks, Internet sites and all other information technology equipment (owned by Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary).

 

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Term A Facility” shall mean the credit facility comprising the Term A Facility Commitments, any Incremental Term A Loan Commitments and the Term A Facility Loans.

Term A Facility Commitment” shall mean, for each Term A Facility Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make a Term A Facility Loan in a principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Annex A-2 under the caption “Term A Facility Commitment,” or in the Assignment Agreement pursuant to which such Lender assumed its Term A Facility Commitment, as applicable, as the same may be (a) changed pursuant to Section 13.05(b) or (b) reduced or terminated from time to time pursuant to Section 2.04 or Section 11.01. The aggregate principal amount of the Term A Facility Commitments of all Term A Facility Lenders on the Closing Date is $225.0 million.

Term A Facility Lenders” shall mean (a) on the Closing Date, the Lenders having Term A Facility Commitments on Annex A-2 hereof and (b) thereafter, the Lenders from time to time holding any Incremental Term A Loan Commitments and/or Term A Facility Loans, as the case may be, after giving effect to any assignments thereof permitted by Section 13.05(b).

Term A Facility Loans” shall mean (a) collectively, term loans made pursuant to Section 2.01(b) and (b) term loans made pursuant to any Incremental Term A Loan Commitments.

Term A Facility Maturity Date” shall mean the date that is the sixth anniversary of the Closing Date.

Term A Facility Notes” shall mean the promissory notes substantially in the form of Exhibit A-2.

Term A-3 Facility” shall mean the credit facility comprising the Term A-3 Facility Commitments, any Incremental Term Loan Commitments having the same terms as the Term A-3 Facility Loans and the Term A-3 Facility Loans.

Term A-3 Facility Commitment” shall mean with respect to a Term A-3 Facility Lender, (a) the commitment of such Term A-3 Facility Lender to make Term A-3 Facility Loans to the Borrower on the Third Amendment Effective Date and (b) the commitment of such Term A-3 Facility Lender to make Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans to the Borrower on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. The initial amount of each Term A-3 Facility Lender’s Term A-3 Facility Commitment is the amount set forth on such Term A-3 Facility Lender’s signature page to the Third Amendment or the Fourth Amendment, as applicable.

Term A-3 Facility Lenders” shall mean (a) on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, after giving effect to the Fourth Amendment and the repayment of certain Term A-3 Facility Loans and funding of Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans contemplated thereunder, the Lenders having Term A-3 Facility Loans as set forth on Annex A-3 hereof and (b) after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, each Lender that holds a Term A-3 Facility Loan, after giving effect to any assignments thereof permitted by Section 13.05(b).

Term A-3 Facility Loans” shall mean the term loans made by the Term A-3 Facility Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(f) hereof or pursuant to any Incremental Term Loan Commitments having the same terms as the Term A-3 Facility Loans.

Term A-4 Facilityshall mean the credit facility comprising the Term A-4 Facility Commitments, any Incremental Term Loan Commitments having the same terms as the Term A-4 Facility Loans and the Term A-4 Facility Loans.

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Term A-3 Facility Loans into Term A-4 Facility Loans on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date. The initial amount of each Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lenders Term A-4 Facility Commitment is the amount as set forth on Schedule B annexed to the Fifth Amendment.

Term A-4 Facility Lenders shall mean (a) on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, after giving effect to the Fifth Amendment and the modification of the Extending Term A-3 Facility Loans (as defined in the Fifth Amendment) of the Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lenders into Term A-4 Facility Loans contemplated thereunder, the Lenders having Term A-4 Facility Loans as set forth on Annex A-4 hereof and (b) after the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, each Lender that holds a Term A-4 Facility Loan, after giving effect to any assignments thereof permitted by Section  13.05(b).

Term A-4 Facility Loans shall mean (a) the Extending Term A-3 Facility Loans under (and as defined in) the Fifth Amendment that are modified into Extended Term Loans pursuant to the Fifth Amendment and (b) the term loans made pursuant to any Incremental Term Loan Commitments having the same terms as the Term A-4 Facility Loans.

Term A-4 Facility Maturity Date shall mean the earlier of (i) the date that is the seventh anniversary of the Closing Date and (ii) the date that is ninety-one (91) days prior to the earlier of (w) the maturity date of the Term B Facility Loans, (x) the maturity date of any New Term Loans that are term B loans, (y) the maturity date of any Permitted First Lien Indebtedness, Permitted Second Lien Indebtedness or Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness and (z) the maturity date of any Indebtedness incurred to refinance or extend any Indebtedness referred to in clauses (w), (x) and (y).

Term B Facility” shall mean the credit facility comprising the Term B Facility Commitments, any Incremental Term B Loan Commitments and the Term B Facility Loans.

Term B Facility Commitment” shall mean, for each Term B Facility Lender, the obligation of such Lender, if any, to make a Term B Facility Loan to Borrower on the Closing Date in a principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name under the heading “Term B Facility Commitment” on Annex A-45, or in the Assignment Agreement pursuant to which such Lender assumed its Term B Facility Commitment, as applicable, as the same may be (i) changed pursuant to Section 13.05(b) or (ii) reduced or terminated from time to time pursuant to Section 2.04 or Section 11.01. The aggregate principal amount of the Term B Facility Commitments of all Term B Facility Lenders on the Closing Date is $1,500.0 million.

Term B Facility Lenders” shall mean (a) on the Closing Date, the Lenders having Term B Facility Commitments on Annex A-45 hereof and (b) thereafter, the Lenders from time to time holding any Incremental Term B Loan Commitments and/or Term B Facility Loans, as the case may be, after giving effect to any assignments thereof permitted by Section 13.05(b).

Term B Facility Loans” shall mean (a) the term loans made pursuant to Section 2.01(c) and (b) term loans made pursuant to any Incremental Term B Loan Commitments.

Term B Facility Maturity Date” shall mean the date that is the seventh anniversary of the Closing Date.

Term B Facility Notes” shall mean the promissory notes substantially in the form of Exhibit A-3.

Term B Lead Arrangers” shall mean JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (or any other registered broker-dealer wholly-owned by Bank of America Corporation to which all or substantially all of Bank of America Corporation’s or any of its subsidiaries’ investment banking, commercial lending services or related businesses may be transferred following the date of this Agreement), Deutsche Bank Securities

 

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Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Citizens Bank, N.A. and UBS Securities LLC, in their capacities as joint bookrunners and joint lead arrangers for the Term B Facility.

Term Facilities” shall mean, collectively, the credit facilities comprising the Term A Facility, the Term A-3 Facility, the Term A-4 Facility, the Term B Facility, any New Term Loan Facilities, the credit facilities comprising the Extended Term Loans, if any, and the credit facilities comprising Other Term Loans, if any.

Term Loan Commitments” shall mean, collectively, (a) the Term A Facility Commitments, (b) the Term A-3 Facility Commitments, (c) the Term BA-4 Facility Commitments, (d) anythe Term B Facility Commitments, (e) any Incremental Term Loan Commitments and (ef) any Other Term Loan Commitments.

Term Loan Extension Request” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.13(a).

Term Loan Notes” shall mean, collectively, the Term A Facility Notes, the Term B Facility Notes and any New Term Loan Notes.

Term Loans” shall mean, collectively, the Term A Facility Loans, the Term A-3 Facility Loans, the Term A-4 Facility Loans, the Term B Facility Loans, any Extended Term Loans, any Other Term Loans and any New Term Loans.

Test Period” shall mean, for any date of determination, the period of the four most recently ended consecutive fiscal quarters of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for which quarterly or annual financial statements have been delivered or are required to have been delivered to Administrative Agent or have been filed with the SEC.

Third Amendment” shall mean that certain Incremental Joinder Agreement No. 2 and Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of May 2, 2017, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, Holdco, RRR, the Term A-3 Facility Lenders party thereto, the Incremental Term A-3 Lenders (as defined therein) party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

Third Amendment Effective Date” has the meaning given to the term “Effective Date” in the Third Amendment.

Third Amendment Refinancing Arranger” shall mean Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as lead arranger and bookrunner in connection with the Third Amendment.

Total Revolving Commitments” shall mean, at any time, the Revolving Commitments of all the Revolving Lenders at such time. The Total Revolving Commitments on the FourthFifth Amendment Effective Date are $781.0896.0 million.

Trade Date” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.05(k)(i).

Tranche” shall mean (i) when used with respect to the Lenders, each of the following classes of Lenders: (a) Lenders having Revolving Loans incurred pursuant to the Closing Date Revolving Commitment or any Incremental Revolving Commitments or Closing Date Revolving Commitments and any Incremental Revolving Commitments, (b) Lenders having Revolving Loans incurred pursuant to the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitment or Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments, (c) Lenders having such other Tranche of Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments created pursuant to an Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment, (cd) Lenders having Term A Facility Loans or Term A Facility Commitments and Incremental Term A Loan Commitments, (de)

 

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Lenders having Term A-3 Facility Loans or Term A-3 Facility Commitments, (ef) Lenders having Term A-4 Facility Loans or Term A-4 Facility Commitments, (g) Lenders having Term B Facility Loans or Term B Facility Commitments and Incremental Term B Loan Commitments and (fh) Lenders having such other Tranche of Term Loans or Term Loan Commitments created pursuant to an Extension Amendment, Incremental Joinder Agreement or Refinancing Amendment, and (ii) when used with respect to Loans or Commitments, each of the following classes of Loans or Commitments: (a) Revolving Loans incurred pursuant to the Closing Date Revolving Commitment or any Incremental Revolving Commitments or Closing Date Revolving Commitments and any Incremental Revolving Commitments, (b) Revolving Loans incurred pursuant to the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments or Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments, (c) such other Tranche of Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments created pursuant to an Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment, (cd) Term A Facility Loans or Term A Facility Commitments and Incremental Term A Loan Commitments, (de) Term A-3 Facility Loans or Term A-3 Facility Commitments, (ef) Term A-4 Facility Loans or Term A-4 Facility Commitments, (g) Term B Facility Loans or Term B Facility Commitments and Incremental Term B Loan Commitments and (fh) such other Tranche of Term Loans or Term Loan Commitments created pursuant to an Extension Amendment, Incremental Joinder Agreement or Refinancing Amendment. Additionally, the Administrative Agent shall be permitted to establish separate sub-tranches of Loans and Commitments for administrative purposes for the sole purpose of determining the amount of interest and/or fees due on Loans or Commitments held by particular Lenders (including the sub-tranches of the Term A Facility Loans established pursuant to the Second Amendment); provided that any such separate sub-tranches shall constitute part of the same Tranche from which it was derived for all other purposes under the LoanCredit Documents, including the pro rata payment of interest, principal and other amounts.

Transactions” shall mean, collectively, (a) the Closing Date Refinancing, (b) the entering into of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents and the borrowings hereunder on the Closing Date and (c) the payment of fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing.

Transfer Agreement” shall mean any trust or similar arrangement required by any Gaming Authority from time to time with respect to the Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary (or any Person that was a Restricted Subsidiary) or any Gaming Facility.

Tribal Gaming Opening Date” means the date on which the casino being constructed by a Tribe party to a Tribal Management Agreement opens for business.

Tribal Management Agreements” means, collectively, (i) the Amended and Restated Gaming Management Agreement, dated as of July 27, 2012, between the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the Graton Economic Development Authority and SC Sonoma Management, LLC, a California limited liability company, (ii) the Amended and Restated Non-Gaming Management Agreement, dated as of August 6, 2012, between the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the Graton Economic Development Authority and NP Sonoma Land Holdings LLC, a California limited liability company, and (iii) any other management agreement entered into between a Tribe (or an instrumentality thereof) and Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to which Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary manages the gaming operations of such Tribe.

Tribal Management Fees” means all management fees received by Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries under the Tribal Management Agreements.

Tribal Trust Property” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Tribal Trust Property Release Conditions”.

 

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Tribal Trust Property Release Conditions” means, in the event that title to a Real Property is to be conveyed to the United States of America in trust for a Tribe pursuant to a Native American Contract (a “Tribal Trust Property”), the satisfaction of each of the following conditions:

not less than three (3) days prior to the desired release date, Borrower shall have given to the Administrative Agent a written request for the release accompanied, if such Real Property is a Mortgaged Real Property, by a release of Lien for the applicable Mortgaged Real Property for execution by the Administrative Agent, which release document shall be in a form appropriate in the applicable state and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

title to the Tribal Trust Property shall be simultaneously conveyed to the United States of America in trust for the relevant Tribe; and

simultaneously with such transfer to the United States of America in trust for the relevant Tribe, Borrower shall cause the Administrative Agent to receive for the benefit of the Secured Parties, such documentation as is provided for in the applicable Native American Contract evidencing the obligation of the relevant Tribe to pay the agreed consideration for such Tribal Trust Property as is provided for in such Native American Contract and pledged to Collateral Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement.

Tribe” means a Native American tribe, band or other form of government which is federally recognized as an Indian Tribe pursuant to a determination of the Secretary of the Interior, and as an Indian Tribal government pursuant to Sections 7701(a)(40)(A) and 7871(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 U.S.C., and/or its agencies and instrumentalities.

Trigger Event” shall mean the transfer of shares of Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary or any Gaming Facility into trust or other similar arrangement required by any Gaming Authority from time to time.

Type” has the meaning set forth in Section 1.03.

U.S. Person” shall mean a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

UCC” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as from time to time in effect in the applicable state or other jurisdiction.

UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

un-reallocated portion” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(a).

Unaffiliated Joint Ventures” shall mean any joint venture of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries; provided, however, that (i) all Investments in, and other transactions entered into with, such joint venture by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries were made in compliance with this Agreement and (ii) no Affiliate (other than Borrower or any Subsidiary or any other Unaffiliated Joint Venture) or officer or director of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries owns any Equity Interest, or has any material economic interest, in such joint venture (other than through Borrower (directly or indirectly through its Subsidiaries)). No Subsidiary of Borrower shall be an Unaffiliated Joint Venture.

United States” shall mean the United States of America.

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03(e).

Unrestricted Cash” shall mean the aggregate amount of unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents (in each case free and clear of all Liens, other than Permitted Liens that (i) do not restrict the application of such cash and Cash Equivalents to the repayment of the Obligations or (ii) secure the Obligations) of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as at such date not to exceed $400.0 million.

 

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Unrestricted Subsidiaries” shall mean (a) as of the Closing Date, the Subsidiaries listed on Schedule 8.12(c), (b) any Subsidiary of Borrower designated as an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” pursuant to and in compliance with Section 9.12 and (c) any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary (in each case, unless such Subsidiary is no longer a Subsidiary of Borrower or is subsequently designated as a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to this Agreement).

Unutilized R/C Commitment” shall mean, for any Revolving Lender with respect to all Revolving Commitments or any Tranche(s) of Revolving Commitments, as the context requires, at any time, the excess of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment under all Revolving Commitments or any particular Tranche(s) of Revolving Commitments at such time over the sum of (i) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Revolving Loans made by such Revolving Lender under all Revolving Commitments or such Tranche(s) of Revolving Commitments, as applicable, (ii) such Revolving Lender’s L/C Liability at such time and (iii) such Revolving Lender’s Swingline Exposure at such time.

Vessel” shall mean a gaming vessel, barge or riverboat and the fixtures and equipment located thereon.

VoteCo SPE” shall mean the entity that is identified to the Administrative Agent by Borrower in connection with the VoteCo SPE Reorganization as the holder of all of the Voting Stock in Borrower.

VoteCo SPE Assignment Agreement” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.10.

VoteCo SPE Pledge Joinder” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.10.

VoteCo SPE Reorganization” shall mean the formation of the VoteCo SPE and the transfer of all of the Voting Stock in Borrower to the VoteCo SPE.

VoteCo SPE Reorganization Date” shall mean the date that the VoteCo SPE Reorganization occurs.

Voting Stock” shall mean, with respect to any Person, the Equity Interests, participations, rights in, or other equivalents of, such Equity Interests, and any and all rights, warrants or options exchangeable for or convertible into such Equity Interests of such Person, in each case, that ordinarily has voting power for the election of directors (or Persons performing similar functions) of such Person, whether at all times or only as long as no senior class of Equity Interests has such voting power by reason of any contingency.

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” shall mean, on any date and with respect to the aggregate amount of the Term Loans (or any applicable portion thereof), an amount equal to (a) the scheduled repayments of such Term Loans to be made after such date, multiplied by the number of days from such date to the date of such scheduled repayments divided by (b) the aggregate principal amount of such Term Loans.

Wells Fargo Indemnification Agreement” means that certain letter agreement relating to the “Assumption of Liability by Post-Bankruptcy Entity for Pre-Bankruptcy Deposit Accounts”, by and between Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries party thereto and others (as in effect on the June 16, 2011 and as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time but without giving effect to any modification thereto that is adverse to the interests of the Lenders in any material respect without the prior consent of the Administrative Agent).

Wholly Owned Subsidiary” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which all of the Equity Interests (other than, in the case of a corporation, directors’

 

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qualifying shares or nominee shares required under applicable law) are directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such Person and/or one or more Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of such Person. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, all references to any Wholly Owned Subsidiary shall mean a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Borrower.

Withdrawal Liability” shall mean liability by an ERISA Entity to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part 1 of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

Working Capital” shall mean, for any Person at any date, the amount (which may be a negative number) of the Consolidated Current Assets of such Person minus the Consolidated Current Liabilities of such Person at such date; provided that, for purposes of calculating Working Capital, increases or decreases in Working Capital shall be calculated without regard to any changes in Consolidated Current Assets or Consolidated Current Liabilities as a result of (a) any reclassification in accordance with GAAP of assets or liabilities, as applicable, between current and noncurrent, (b) the effects of purchase accounting or (c) the impact of non-cash items on Consolidated Current Assets and Consolidated Current Liabilities. For purposes of calculating Working Capital (i) for any period in which a Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition, or the opening of a Development Project or Expansion Capital Expenditure, occurs (other than with respect to any Unrestricted Subsidiary) or any Unrestricted Subsidiary is revoked and converted into a Restricted Subsidiary, the “consolidated current assets” and “consolidated current liabilities” of any Person, property, business or asset so acquired, of any Person that owns or leases such Development Project or Expansion Capital Expenditure (to the extent related to such Development Project or Expansion Capital Expenditure), or of any Unrestricted Subsidiary so revoked, as the case may be (determined on a basis consistent with the corresponding definitions herein, with appropriate reference changes) shall be excluded and (ii) for any period in which any Person, property, business or asset (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) is sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, closed or classified as discontinued operations by Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any Restricted Subsidiary is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, the “consolidated current assets” and “consolidated current liabilities” of any Person, property, business or asset so sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, closed or classified as discontinued operations or Restricted Subsidiary so designated, as the case may be (determined on a basis consistent with the corresponding definitions herein, with appropriate reference changes) shall be excluded.

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

Accounting Terms and Determinations. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all computations and determinations as to accounting or financial matters (including financial covenants) shall be made in accordance with GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date consistently applied for all applicable periods, and all accounting or financial terms shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms by GAAP. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Credit Document, and Borrower notifies Administrative Agent that Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if Administrative Agent notifies Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Credit Document, and Borrower, Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders shall so request, Administrative Agent, the Lenders and Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders, not to be unreasonably withheld).

 

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Classes and Types of Loans. Loans hereunder are distinguished by “Class” and by “Type.” The “Class” of a Loan (or of a Commitment to make a Loan) refers to whether such Loan is a Revolving Loan of any particular Tranche, a Term A Facility Loan, a Term A-3 Facility Loan, a Term A-4 Facility Loan, a Term B Facility Loan, a New Term Loan of any particular Tranche, or a Term Loan of any particular Tranche of Term Loans created pursuant to an Extension Amendment or a Refinancing Amendment or a Swingline Loan, each of which constitutes a Class. The “Type” of a Loan refers to whether such Loan is an ABR Loan or a LIBOR Loan, each of which constitutes a Type. Loans may be identified by both Class and Type.

Rules of Construction.

In each Credit Document, unless the context clearly requires otherwise (or such other Credit Document clearly provides otherwise), references to (i) the plural include the singular, the singular include the plural and the part include the whole; (ii) Persons include their respective permitted successors and assigns or, in the case of governmental Persons, Persons succeeding to the relevant functions of such Persons; (iii) statutes and regulations include any amendments, supplements or modifications of the same from time to time and any successor statutes and regulations; (iv) unless otherwise expressly provided, any reference to any action of any Secured Party by way of consent, approval or waiver shall be deemed modified by the phrase “in its/their reasonable discretion”; (v) time shall be a reference to time of day in New York, New York; (vi) Obligations (other than L/C Liabilities) shall not be deemed “outstanding” if such Obligations have been Paid in Full; and (vii) except as expressly provided in any Credit Document any item required to be delivered or performed on a day that is not a Business Day shall not be required until the next succeeding Business Day.

In each Credit Document, unless the context clearly requires otherwise (or such other Credit Document clearly provides otherwise), (i) “amend” shall mean “amend, restate, amend and restate, supplement or modify”; and “amended,” “amending” and “amendment” shall have meanings correlative to the foregoing; (ii) in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, “from” shall mean “from and including”; “to” and “until” shall mean “to but excluding”; and “through” shall mean “to and including”; (iii) “hereof,” “herein” and “hereunder” (and similar terms) in any Credit Document refer to such Credit Document as a whole and not to any particular provision of such Credit Document; (iv) “including” (and similar terms) shall mean “including without limitation” (and similarly for similar terms); (v) “or” has the inclusive meaning represented by the phrase “and/or”; (vi) references to “the date hereof” shall mean the date first set forth above; (vii) “asset” and “property” shall have the same meaning and effect and refer to all Property; and (viii) a “fiscal year” or a “fiscal quarter” is a reference to a fiscal year or fiscal quarter of Borrower.

In this Agreement unless the context clearly requires otherwise, any reference to (i) an Annex, Exhibit or Schedule is to an Annex, Exhibit or Schedule, as the case may be, attached to this Agreement and constituting a part hereof, and (ii) a Section or other subdivision is to a Section or such other subdivision of this Agreement.

Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (i) references to Organizational Documents, agreements (including the Credit Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, amendments and restatements, extensions, supplements, reaffirmations and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, amendments and restatements, extensions, supplements, reaffirmations and other modifications are permitted by the Credit Documents; (ii) references to any Requirement of Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Requirement of Law, and (iii) for the avoidance of doubt, any reference herein to “the date hereof” or words of similar import shall refer to the date that the Credit Agreement was initially entered into (June 8, 2016).

This Agreement and the other Credit Documents are the result of negotiations among and have been reviewed by counsel to Agents, Borrower and the other parties, and are the products of all parties. Accordingly, they shall not be construed against the Lenders or Agents merely because of Agents’ or the Lenders’ involvement in their preparation.

 

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Pro Forma Calculations.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio shall be calculated in the manner prescribed by this Section 1.05; provided that notwithstanding anything to the contrary in clauses (b), (c) or (d) of this Section 1.05, when calculating the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio, as applicable, for purposes of determining actual compliance (and not compliance on a Pro Forma Basis) with any covenant pursuant to Section 10.08, the events described in this Section 1.05 that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period shall not be given pro forma effect.

For purposes of calculating the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio, Specified Transactions (and the incurrence or repayment of any Indebtedness in connection therewith) that have been made (i) during the applicable Test Period and (ii) subsequent to such Test Period and prior to or simultaneously with the event for which the calculation of any such ratio is made shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Specified Transactions (and any increase or decrease in Consolidated EBITDA and the component financial definitions used therein attributable to any Specified Transaction) had occurred on the first day of the applicable Test Period. If, since the beginning of any applicable Test Period, any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries since the beginning of such Test Period shall have made any Specified Transaction that would have required adjustment pursuant to this Section 1.05, then the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio shall be calculated to give pro forma effect thereto in accordance with this Section 1.05.

Whenever pro forma effect is to be given to the Transactions or a Specified Transaction, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a Responsible Officer of Borrower and include, for the avoidance of doubt, the amount of cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies projected by Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of specified actions taken or with respect to which steps have been initiated, or are reasonably expected to be initiated, within twelve (12) months of the Closing Date, in the case of the Transactions, and in the case of any other Specified Transaction, within twelve (12) months of the closing date of such Specified Transaction (in the good faith determination of Borrower) (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies had been realized during the entirety of the applicable period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions; provided that, with respect to any such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies, the limitations and requirements set forth in clause (c) of the definitions of Consolidated EBITDA (other than the requirement set forth in clause (c) of Consolidated EBITDA that steps have been initiated or taken) shall apply; provided, further, that the aggregate amount of additions made to Consolidated EBITDA for any Test Period pursuant to this clause (c) and clause (c) of the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” shall not (i) exceed 15.0% of Consolidated EBITDA for such Test Period (after giving effect to this clause (c) and clause (c) of the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA”) or (ii) be duplicative of one another.

In the event that Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary incurs (including by assumption or guarantees) or repays (including by redemption, repayment, prepayment, retirement, exchange or extinguishment) any Indebtedness included in the calculations of the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio, as the case may be (in each case, other than Indebtedness incurred or repaid under any revolving credit facility), (i) during the applicable Test Period and/or (ii) subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period and prior to or simultaneously with the event for which the calculation of any such ratio is made, then the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, to the extent required, as if the same had occurred on (A) the last day of the applicable Test Period in the case of the Consolidated Total Leverage

 

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Ratio or the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio and (B) the first day of the applicable Test Period in the case of the Interest Coverage Ratio. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of the event for which the calculation of the Interest Coverage Ratio is made had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any hedging obligations applicable to such Indebtedness); provided that, in the case of repayment of any Indebtedness, to the extent actual interest related thereto was included during all or any portion of the applicable Test Period, the actual interest may be used for the applicable portion of such Test Period. Interest on a Capital Lease shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by a responsible financial or accounting officer of Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capital Lease in accordance with GAAP. Interest on Indebtedness that may optionally be determined at an interest rate based upon a factor of a prime or similar rate, a London interbank offered rate, or other rate, shall be determined to have been based upon the rate actually chosen, or if none, then based upon such optional rate chosen as Borrower may designate.

Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.

CREDITS

Loans.

Revolving Loans.

(i)     Each Revolving Lender agrees, severally and not jointly, on the terms and conditions of this Agreement, to make revolving loans (the “Revolving Loans”) to Borrower in Dollars from time to time, on any Business Day during, with respect to any Revolving Commitment of such Revolving Lender, the Revolving Availability Period applicable to such Revolving Commitment, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not exceeding the amount of the Revolving Commitment of such Revolving Lender as in effect from time to time; provided, however, that, after giving effect to any Borrowing of Revolving Loans, (i) the sum of the aggregate principal amount of (without duplication) all Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans then outstanding plus the aggregate amount of all L/C Liabilities shall not exceed the Total Revolving Commitments as in effect at such time, (ii) the Revolving Exposure of such Revolving Lender shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitments in effect at such time, (iii) the Revolving Tranche Exposure of such Revolving Lender in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments of such Lender shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment of such Tranche in effect at such time and (iv) the Revolving Tranche Exposure of all Revolving Lenders in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments shall not exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments of such Tranche in effect at such time; provided, further, that Borrower may not borrow Revolving Loans in excess of $250.0 million on the Closing Date. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, during the applicable Revolving Availability Period, Borrower may borrow, repay and re-borrow the amount of the Revolving Commitments by means of ABR Loans and LIBOR Loans.

(ii)     On the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, (x) all of the Closing Date Revolving Commitments and Revolving Loans thereunder (including the Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments and Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Loans thereunder) that constitute “Extending Revolving Commitments” (under and as defined in the Fifth

 

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Amendment) held by Fifth Amendment Extending Revolving Lenders as set forth on Schedule C annexed to the Fifth Amendment shall automatically, and without further action by any such Lender, be deemed to be and shall become Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (and Revolving Loans thereunder) under this Agreement, (y) Administrative Agent shall record all of (1) the Closing Date Revolving Commitments (and related Revolving Loans thereunder) that constitute “Extending Revolving Commitments” (under and as defined in the Fifth Amendment) that are so modified into Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments on such date and (2) the Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments (and related Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Loans thereunder) of the Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Facility Lenders on such date, in each case, in the Register as Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (and related Revolving Loans thereunder) and (z) Administrative Agent and the Revolving Lenders shall take such actions on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date as shall be necessary to effectuate Section 5.3(b) of the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (including the Fifth Amendment Incremental Revolving Commitments) (and the Revolving Loans thereunder) shall constitute “Obligations,” “Guaranteed Obligations” and “Secured Obligations” under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents.

(iii)     From and after the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, any Revolving Lender holding Closing Date Revolving Commitments may, by written notice to Borrower and Administrative Agent elect to convert all (and not less than all) of its Closing Date Revolving Commitments to Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments, which conversion shall be effective on the date set forth in such written notice (but in no event earlier than five (5) Business Days after delivery of such notice unless Administrative Agent and Borrower shall agree to an earlier date). Upon receipt of such notice, Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Revolving Lenders shall take such actions as shall be necessary to effectuate such modification.

Term A Facility Loans. Each Lender with a Term A Facility Commitment on the Closing Date agrees, severally and not jointly, on the terms and conditions of this Agreement, to make a Term A Facility Loan to Borrower in Dollars on the Closing Date in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Term A Facility Commitment of such Lender on the Closing Date. Term A Facility Loans that are repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.

Term B Facility Loans. Each Lender with a Term B Facility Commitment agrees, severally and not jointly, on the terms and conditions of this Agreement, to make a Term B Facility Loan to Borrower in Dollars on the Closing Date in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Term B Facility Commitment of such Lender. Term B Facility Loans that are repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.

Limit on LIBOR Loans. No more than eight (8) separate Interest Periods in respect of LIBOR Loans may be outstanding at any one time in the aggregate under all of the facilities.

Swingline Loans.

Swingline Commitment. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.01(e), the Swingline Lender at the request of Borrower may, in the Swingline Lender’s sole discretion, make Swingline Loans to Borrower in Dollars from time to time during any Revolving Availability Period, in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in (x) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding the Swingline Sublimit or (y) (1) the sum of the total Revolving Exposures exceeding the Total Revolving Commitments or, (2) the Revolving Exposure of any Revolving Lender exceeding the Revolving Commitments of such Lender then in effect, (3) the Revolving Tranche Exposure of any Revolving Lender in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments exceeding such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment of such Tranche in effect at such time or (4) the Revolving Tranche Exposure

 

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of all Revolving Lenders in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments exceeding the aggregate Revolving Commitments of such Tranche in effect at such time; provided, however, that the Swingline Lender shall not be required to make a Swingline Loan to refinance an outstanding Swingline Loan. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Borrower may borrow, repay and re-borrow Swingline Loans. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2.01(e) or elsewhere in this Agreement, the Swingline Lender shall not be obligated to make any Swingline Loan at a time when a Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender if such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Swingline Loans cannot be reallocated to Non-Defaulting Lenders pursuant to Section 2.14(a) unless arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Swingline Lender and Borrower have been made to eliminate the Swingline Lender’s risk with respect to the Defaulting Lender’s or Defaulting Lenders’ participation in such Swingline Loans, including by Cash Collateralizing in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount, or obtaining a backstop letter of credit from an issuer reasonably satisfactory to the Swingline Lender to support, such Defaulting Lender’s or Defaulting Lenders’ Commitment percentage of outstanding Swingline Loans.

Swingline Loans. To request a Swingline Loan, Borrower shall notify Administrative Agent of such request by telephone (promptly confirmed in writing in the form of a Notice of Borrowing by facsimile or electronic mail), not later than 1:00 p.m., New York time, on the day of a proposed Swingline Loan (which day shall be a Business Day). Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) and amount of the requested Swingline Loan. Administrative Agent will promptly advise the Swingline Lender of any such notice received from Borrower. Unless the Swingline Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swingline Loan (A) directing the Swingline Lender not to make such Swingline Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first sentence of Section 2.01(e)(i) or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 7.02 is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swingline Lender shall make each Swingline Loan available to Borrower by depositing the same by wire transfer of immediately available funds in (or, in the case of an account of Borrower maintained with the Swingline Lender, by crediting the same to) the account of Borrower as directed by Borrower in the applicable Notice of Borrowing for such Swingline Loan by 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the requested date of such Swingline Loan. Swingline Loans shall only be incurred and maintained as ABR Loans. Borrower shall not request a Swingline Loan if at the time of or immediately after giving effect to such request a Default or an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing. Swingline Loans shall be made in minimum amounts of $500,000 and integral multiples of $250,000 above such amount. Immediately upon the making of a Swingline Loan, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swingline Lender a risk participation in such Swingline Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s R/C Percentage of such Swingline Loan.

Prepayment. Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to repay any Swingline Loan, in whole or in part, and without any penalty or premium, upon giving written or telecopy notice (or telephone notice promptly confirmed by written, or telecopy notice) to the Swingline Lender and to Administrative Agent before 12:00 p.m. (Noon), New York time, on the date of repayment at the Swingline Lender’s office as the Swingline Lender may from time to time specify to Borrower and Administrative Agent.

Refinancing; Participations.

The Swingline Lender at any time in its sole discretion may request, on behalf of Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swingline Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Revolving Lender make a ABR Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s R/C Percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments of the amount of Swingline Loans then outstanding. Such request

 

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shall be made in writing and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in this Agreement for the principal amount of ABR Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Revolving Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 7.02. The Swingline Lender shall furnish Borrower with a copy of the applicable notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Revolving Lender shall make an amount equal to its R/C Percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments of the amount specified in such notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral available with respect to the applicable Swingline Loan) for the account of the Swingline Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office for Dollar-denominated payments not later than 1:00 p.m. on the day specified in such notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.01(e)(iv)(B), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a ABR Loan to Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swingline Lender.

If for any reason any Swingline Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.01(e)(iv)(A), the request for ABR Loans submitted by the Swingline Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by the Swingline Lender that each of the Revolving Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swingline Loan in an amount equal to its R/C Percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments of the amount specified in such request and each Revolving Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swingline Lender pursuant to Section 2.01(e)(iv)(A) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.

If any Revolving Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swingline Lender any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Lender pursuant to Section 2.01(e)(iv)(A) by the time specified in such Section, the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swingline Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Swingline Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swingline Lender in connection with the foregoing. If such Revolving Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid (other than any such interest or fees) shall constitute such Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the relevant Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swingline Loan, as the case may be. A certificate of the Swingline Lender submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (C) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this Section 2.01(e)(iv) shall be pro rata across all Tranches of Revolving Commitments and shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Lender may have against the Swingline Lender, Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.01(e)(iv) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 7.02. No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of Borrower to repay Swingline Loans, together with interest as provided herein.

 

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The Swingline Lender shall be responsible for invoicing Borrower for interest on the Swingline Loans. Until each Revolving Lender funds its Revolving Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.01(e) to refinance such Revolving Lender’s R/C Percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments of any Swingline Loan, interest in respect of such R/C Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swingline Lender.

Term A-3 Facility Loans.

(i)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Third Amendment, each Term A-3 Facility Lender severally agrees to make a term loan in Dollars to the Borrower on the Third Amendment Effective Date in the principal amount equal to its Term A-3 Facility Commitment on the Third Amendment Effective Date and consents to each amendment, waiver and acknowledgement effected by the Third Amendment. The Borrower shall prepay in full all existing Term A Facility Loans (excluding, however, any Term A Facility Loans held on the Third Amendment Effective Date by Bank of America, N.A., it being understood that Bank of America, N.A. has waived its right to such prepayment (in such capacity, the “Declining Lender”)) in an aggregate amount equal to the aggregate gross proceeds of the Term A-3 Facility Loans, concurrently with the receipt thereof in accordance with Section 2.09 and Section 4.02 of the Credit Agreement. All Term A-3 Facility Loans will have the Types and Interest Periods specified in the Notice of Borrowing delivered in connection with the Third Amendment. All accrued and unpaid interest on the existing Term A Facility Loans that are prepaid pursuant to this Section 2.01(f) to, but not including, the Third Amendment Effective Date shall be payable on the Third Amendment Effective Date and the Borrower will make any payments required under Section 5.05 with respect to such existing Term A Facility Loans in accordance therewith.

(ii)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Fourth Amendment, each Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Lender severally agrees to make a term loan in Dollars to the Borrower on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date in the principal amount equal to its Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Commitment on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and consents to each amendment, waiver and acknowledgement effected by the Fourth Amendment. All Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans will have the Types and Interest Periods specified in the Notice of Borrowing delivered in connection with the Fourth Amendment, which, at Borrower’s election, may be the same Types and Interest Periods as the existing Term A-3 Facility Loans outstanding on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. Upon the funding thereof, the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans shall for all purposes constitute Term A-3 Facility Loans hereunder and each Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Lender shall be a Term A-3 Facility Lender hereunder.

(iii)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Fourth Amendment, on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Term A Facility Loans of the Declining Lender shall be automatically converted to Term A-3 Facility Loans having the same terms as the Term A-3 Facility Loans as set forth in this Agreement and the Credit Documents after giving effect to the Fourth Amendment.

(iv)    The Term A-3 Facility Loans (including the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans) shall have the same terms as the Term A Facility Loans as set forth in this Agreement and the Credit Documents before giving effect to the Third Amendment and the Fourth Amendment, except as modified by the Third Amendment and the Fourth Amendment (and for the avoidance of doubt shall also have all of the terms expressly provided herein and in any other Credit Document for the Term A-3 Facility Loans (including, without limitation, the Applicable Margin for Term A-3 Facility Loans set forth in Annex B hereto and the amortization payments for Term A-3 Facility Loans set forth in Annex C hereto)); it being understood that the Term A-3 Facility Loans (including the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans) (and all principal, interest and other amounts in respect thereof) will constitute “Obligations,” “Guaranteed Obligations” and “Secured Obligations” under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents. The aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term A-3 Facility Loans (including the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans) for all purposes

 

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of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents shall be the stated principal amount thereof outstanding from time to time. The Term A-3 Facility Loans (including the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans) may from time to time be LIBOR Loans or ABR Loans, as determined by the Borrower and notified to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.09 of this Agreement.

(g)      Term A-4 Facility Loans.

(i)      Pursuant to Section 2.13, each Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lender hereby severally agrees that effective on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, all of the Extending Term A-3 Facility Loans (under and as defined in the Fifth Amendment) of such Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lender as set forth on Schedule B annexed to the Fifth Amendment shall automatically, and without further action by such Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lender, be modified to become a Term A-4 Facility Loans having the terms and conditions set forth in the Fifth Amendment and this Agreement. On the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall revise the Register to reflect the modification of the Extending Term A-3 Facility Loans (under and as defined in the Fifth Amendment) of the Fifth Amendment Extending Term A-3 Facility Lenders into Term A-4 Facility Loans. All Term A-4 Facility Loans will have the Types and Interest Periods specified in the Notice of Borrowing delivered in connection with the Fifth Amendment. All accrued and unpaid interest on the existing Term A-3 Facility Loans that are prepaid pursuant to this Section 2.01(g) to, but not including, the Fifth Amendment Effective Date shall be payable on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date and the Borrower will make any payments required under Section 5.05 with respect to such existing Term A-3 Facility Loans in accordance therewith.

(ii)     The Term A-4 Facility Loans shall constitute “Obligations,” “Guaranteed Obligations” and “Secured Obligations” under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents. The aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term A-4 Facility Loans for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents shall be the stated principal amount thereof outstanding from time to time. The Term A-4 Facility Loans may from time to time be LIBOR Loans or ABR Loans, as determined by the Borrower and notified to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 3.3 of the Fifth Amendment and Section 2.09 of this Agreement.

(iii)     From and after the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, any Lender holding Term A-3 Facility Loans may, by written notice to Borrower and Administrative Agent elect to convert all (and not less than all) of its Term A-3 Facility Loans to Term A-4 Facility Loans, which conversion shall be effective on the date set forth in such written notice (but in no event earlier than five (5) Business Days after delivery of such notice unless Administrative Agent and Borrower shall agree to an earlier date). Upon receipt of such notice, Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Term Lenders shall take such actions as shall be necessary to effectuate such modification.

Borrowings. Borrower shall give Administrative Agent notice of each borrowing hereunder as provided in Section 4.05 in the form of a Notice of Borrowing. Unless otherwise agreed to by Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, not later than 12:00 p.m. (Noon), New York time, on the date specified for each borrowing in Section 4.05, each Lender shall make available the amount of the Loan or Loans to be made by it on such date to Administrative Agent, at an account specified by Administrative Agent maintained at the Principal Office, in immediately available funds, for the account of Borrower. Each borrowing of Revolving Loans shall be made by each Revolving Lender pro rata among all Tranches of Revolving Commitments based on its R/C Percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments. The amounts so received by Administrative Agent shall, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, be made available to Borrower not later than 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the actual applicable Funding Date, by depositing the same by wire transfer of immediately available funds in (or, in the case of an account of Borrower maintained with Administrative Agent at the Principal Office, by crediting the same to) the account or accounts of Borrower or any other account or accounts in each case as directed by Borrower in the applicable Notice of Borrowing.

 

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Letters of Credit.

Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Revolving Commitments may be utilized, upon the request of Borrower, in addition to the Revolving Loans provided for by Section 2.01(a), for standby and commercial documentary letters of credit (herein collectively called “Letters of Credit”) issued by the applicable L/C Lender (which L/C Lenders agree to the terms and provisions of this Section 2.03 in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth herein) for the account of Borrower or its Subsidiaries; provided, however, that in no event shall

(A) the aggregate amount of all L/C Liabilities, plus the aggregate principal amount of all the Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans then outstanding, exceed at any time the Total Revolving Commitments as in effect at such time or (B) the Revolving Tranche Exposure of all Revolving Lenders in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments of such Tranche in effect at such time,

(A) the sum of the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans of any Revolving Lender then outstanding, plus such Revolving Lender’s L/C Liability plus such Revolving Lender’s Swingline Exposure exceed at any time such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment as in effect at such time or (B) the Revolving Tranche Exposure of any Revolving Lender in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment of such Tranche in effect at such time,

(x) the outstanding aggregate amount of all L/C Liabilities exceed the L/C Sublimit or (y) unless the applicable L/C Lender consents, the Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Lender plus the aggregate amount of all L/C Disbursements of such L/C Lender that have not yet been reimbursed in respect of all Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Lender exceed such L/C Lender’s L/C Commitment,

the Stated Amount of any Letter of Credit be less than $100,000 or such lesser amount as is acceptable to the L/C Lender,

the expiration date of any Letter of Credit extend beyond the earlier of (x) the third Business Day preceding the latest R/C Maturity Date then in effect and (y) the date twelve (12) months following the date of such issuance, unless in the case of this clause (y) the Required Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date in writing (but never beyond the third Business Day prior to the latest R/C Maturity Date then in effect), except for any Letter of Credit that Borrower has agreed to Cash Collateralize in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount or otherwise backstop (with a letter of credit on customary terms) to the applicable L/C Lender’s and the Administrative Agent’s reasonable satisfaction, on or prior to the third Business Day preceding the latest R/C Maturity Date then in effect, subject to the ability of Borrower to request Auto-Extension Letters of Credit in accordance with Section 2.03(b); provided that in the case of any such Letter of Credit that is so Cash Collateralized, the obligations of the Revolving Lenders to participate in such Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.03(f) shall terminate on the third Business Day preceding the latest R/C Maturity Date then in effect,

any L/C Lender issue any Letter of Credit after it has received notice from Borrower or the Required Revolving Lenders stating that a Default exists until such time as such L/C Lender shall have received written notice of (x) rescission of such notice from the Required Revolving Lenders, (y) waiver or cure of such Default in accordance with this Agreement or (z) Administrative Agent’s good faith determination that such Default has ceased to exist,

 

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any Letter of Credit be issued in a currency other than Dollars nor at a tenor other than sight; or

the L/C Lender be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit, amend or modify any outstanding Letter of Credit or extend the expiry date of any outstanding Letter of Credit at any time when a Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender if such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Liability cannot be reallocated to Non-Defaulting Lenders pursuant to Section 2.14(a) unless arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the L/C Lender and Borrower have been made to eliminate the L/C Lender’s risk with respect to the participation in Letters of Credit by all such Defaulting Lenders, including by Cash Collateralizing in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount, or obtaining a backstop letter of credit from an issuer reasonably satisfactory to the L/C Lender to support, each such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Liability.

Whenever Borrower requires the issuance of a Letter of Credit it shall give the applicable L/C Lender and Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days written notice (or such shorter period of notice acceptable to the L/C Lender). Such Letter of Credit application may be sent by facsimile, by United States mail, by overnight courier, by electronic transmission using the system agreed to by the applicable L/C Lender, by personal delivery or by any other means acceptable to the applicable L/C Lender. Each notice shall be in the form of Exhibit L or such other form as is reasonably acceptable to the applicable L/C Lender appropriately completed (each a “Letter of Credit Request”) and shall specify a date of issuance not beyond the fifth Business Day prior to the latest R/C Maturity Date then in effect. Each Letter of Credit Request must be accompanied by documentation describing in reasonable detail the proposed terms, conditions and format of the Letter of Credit to be issued, and if so requested by any L/C Lender each Letter of Credit Request shall be accompanied by such L/C Lender’s form of application but which application shall not contain any operating or financial covenants or any provisions inconsistent with this Agreement. If Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Request, the applicable L/C Lender may, in its sole discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the L/C Lender to decline any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Lender at the time of the original issuance or automatic extension of a Letter of Credit, Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the L/C Lender for any such extension. Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Lender to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the third Business Day preceding the latest R/C Maturity Date then in effect (provided, that such three (3) Business Day limitation shall not apply to any Letter of Credit that Borrower has agreed to Cash Collateralize in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount or otherwise backstop (with a letter of credit on customary terms) to the applicable L/C Lender’s and the Administrative Agent’s reasonable satisfaction); provided, however, that the L/C Lender shall not permit any such extension if (A) the L/C Lender has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 7.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing the L/C Lender not to permit such extension. If there is any conflict between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and condition of any application, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall govern. Each Lender hereby authorizes each L/C Lender to issue and perform its obligations with respect to Letters of Credit and each Letter of Credit shall be issued in accordance with the customary procedures of such L/C Lender. Borrower acknowledges and agrees that the failure of any L/C Lender to require an application at any time and from time to time shall not restrict or impair such L/C Lender’s right to require such an application or agreement as a condition to the issuance of any subsequent Letter of Credit.

 

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On each day during the period commencing with the issuance by the applicable L/C Lender of any Letter of Credit and until such Letter of Credit shall have expired or been terminated, the Revolving Commitment of each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to be utilized for all purposes hereof in an amount equal to such Lender’s R/C Percentage of the then Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit plus the amount of any unreimbursed drawings thereunder. Each Revolving Lender (other than the applicable L/C Lender) severally agrees that, upon the issuance of any Letter of Credit hereunder, it shall automatically acquire from the L/C Lender that issued such Letter of Credit, without recourse, a participation in such L/C Lender’s obligation to fund drawings and rights under such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to such Lender’s R/C Percentage of such obligation and rights, and each Revolving Lender (other than such L/C Lender) thereby shall absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably assume, as primary obligor and not as surety, and shall be unconditionally obligated to such L/C Lender to pay and discharge when due, its R/C Percentage of such L/C Lender’s obligation to fund drawings under such Letter of Credit. Such L/C Lender shall be deemed to hold an L/C Liability in an amount equal to its retained interest in the related Letter of Credit after giving effect to such acquisition by the Revolving Lenders other than such L/C Lender of their participation interests. For the avoidance of doubt, each Revolving Lenders obligation to participate in Letters of Credit hereunder shall be pro rata across all Tranches of Revolving Commitments in accordance with such Lender’s R/C Percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments.

In the event that any L/C Lender has determined to honor a drawing under a Letter of Credit, such L/C Lender shall promptly notify (the “L/C Payment Notice”) Administrative Agent and Borrower of the amount paid by such L/C Lender and the date on which payment is to be made to such beneficiary. Borrower hereby unconditionally agrees to pay and reimburse such L/C Lender, through the Administrative Agent, for the amount of payment under such Letter of Credit in Dollars, together with interest thereon at a rate per annum equal to the Alternate Base Rate in effect from time to time plus the Applicable Margin applicable to Revolving Loans that are maintained as ABR Loans as are in effect from time to time (determined based on a weighted average if multiple Tranches of Revolving Commitments are then outstanding) from the date payment was made to such beneficiary to the date on which payment is due, such payment to be made not later than the second Business Day after the date on which Borrower receives the applicable L/C Payment Notice (or the third Business Day thereafter if such L/C Payment Notice is received on a date that is not a Business Day or after 1:00 p.m., New York time, on a Business Day). Any such payment due from Borrower and not paid on the required date shall thereafter bear interest at rates specified in Section 3.02(b) until paid. Promptly upon receipt of the amount paid by Borrower pursuant to the immediately prior sentence, the applicable L/C Lender shall notify Administrative Agent of such payment and whether or not such payment constitutes payment in full of the Reimbursement Obligation under the applicable Letter of Credit.

Promptly upon its receipt of a L/C Payment Notice referred to in Section 2.03(d), Borrower shall advise the applicable L/C Lender and Administrative Agent whether or not Borrower intends to borrow hereunder to finance its obligation to reimburse such L/C Lender for the amount of the related demand for payment under the applicable Letter of Credit and, if it does so intend, submit a Notice of Borrowing for such borrowing to Administrative Agent as provided in Section 4.05. In the event that Borrower fails to reimburse any L/C Lender, through the Administrative Agent, for a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit by the second Business Day after the date of the applicable L/C Payment Notice (or the third Business Day thereafter if such L/C Payment Notice is received on a date that is not a Business Day or after 1:00 p.m., New York time on a Business Day), such L/C Lender shall promptly notify Administrative Agent of such failure by Borrower to so reimburse and of the amount of the demand for payment. In the event that Borrower fails to either submit a Notice of Borrowing to Administrative Agent as provided above or reimburse such L/C Lender, through the Administrative Agent, for a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit by the second Business Day after the date of the applicable L/C Payment Notice (or the third Business Day thereafter if such L/C Payment Notice is received on a date that is not a Business Day or after 1:00 p.m., New York time, on a Business Day), Administrative Agent shall give each Revolving Lender prompt notice of the amount of the demand for payment including the interest therein owed by Borrower (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), specifying such Lender’s R/C Percentage thereof and requesting payment of such amount.

 

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Each Revolving Lender (other than the applicable L/C Lender) shall pay to Administrative Agent for account of the applicable L/C Lender at the Principal Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds, an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s R/C Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount upon not less than one Business Day’s actual notice by Administrative Agent as described in Section 2.03(e) to such Revolving Lender requesting such payment and specifying such amount. Administrative Agent will promptly remit the funds so received to the applicable L/C Lender in Dollars. Each such Revolving Lender’s obligation to make such payments to Administrative Agent for the account of L/C Lender under this Section 2.03(f), and the applicable L/C Lender’s right to receive the same, shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including (i) the failure of any other Revolving Lender to make its payment under this Section 2.03(f), (ii) the financial condition of Borrower or the existence of any Default or (iii) the termination of the Commitments. Each such payment to any L/C Lender shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.

Upon the making of each payment by a Revolving Lender, through the Administrative Agent, to an L/C Lender pursuant to Section 2.03(f) in respect of any Letter of Credit, such Revolving Lender shall, automatically and without any further action on the part of Administrative Agent, such L/C Lender or such Revolving Lender, acquire (i) a participation in an amount equal to such payment in the Reimbursement Obligation owing to such L/C Lender by Borrower hereunder and under the L/C Documents relating to such Letter of Credit and (ii) a participation equal to such Revolving Lender’s R/C Percentage in any interest or other amounts (other than cost reimbursements) payable by Borrower hereunder and under such L/C Documents in respect of such Reimbursement Obligation. If any L/C Lender receives directly from or for the account of Borrower any payment in respect of any Reimbursement Obligation or any such interest or other amounts (including by way of setoff or application of proceeds of any collateral security), such L/C Lender shall promptly pay to Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender which has satisfied its obligations under Section 2.03(f), such Revolving Lender’s R/C Percentage of such payment, each such payment by such L/C Lender to be made in Dollars. In the event any payment received by such L/C Lender and so paid to the Revolving Lenders hereunder is rescinded or must otherwise be returned by such L/C Lender, each Revolving Lender shall, upon the request of such L/C Lender (through Administrative Agent), repay to such L/C Lender (through Administrative Agent) the amount of such payment paid to such Revolving Lender, with interest at the rate specified in Section 2.03(j).

Borrower shall pay to Administrative Agent, for the account of each Revolving Lender, and with respect to each Tranche of Revolving Commitments, in respect of each Letter of Credit and each Tranche of Revolving Commitments for which such Revolving Lender has a L/C Liability, a letter of credit commission equal to (x) the rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans of such Tranche made by such Revolving Lender that are LIBOR Loans in effect from time to time, multiplied by (y) the daily Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit allocable to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitments of such Tranche for the period from and including the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (i) in the case of a Letter of Credit which expires in accordance with its terms, to and including such expiration date and (ii) in the case of a Letter of Credit which is drawn in full or is otherwise terminated other than on the stated expiration date of such Letter of Credit, to and excluding the date such Letter of Credit is drawn in full or is terminated. Such commission will be non-refundable and is to be paid (1) quarterly in arrears on each Quarterly Date and (2) on each R/C Maturity Date. In addition, Borrower shall pay to each L/C Lender, for such L/C Lender’s account a fronting fee (i) with respect to each commercial Letter of Credit, at the rate separately agreed to with such L/C Lender, computed on the amount of such Letter of Credit, and payable upon the issuance thereof, (ii) with respect to any amendment of a commercial Letter of Credit increasing the amount of such Letter of Credit, at a rate separately agreed between Borrower and such L/C Lender, computed on the amount of such increase, and payable upon the effectiveness of such amendment, and (iii) with respect to each standby Letter of Credit, at the rate equal to the greater of (i) $500 per quarter or (ii) 0.25% per annum, computed on the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on each Quarterly Date in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the latest R/C Maturity Date and thereafter on demand. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.

 

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In addition Borrower agrees to pay to each L/C Lender all charges, costs and expenses in the amounts customarily charged by such L/C Lender, from time to time in like circumstances, with respect to the issuance, amendment, transfer, payment of drawings, and other transactions relating thereto.

Upon the issuance of or amendment or modification to a Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Lender shall promptly deliver to Administrative Agent and Borrower a written notice of such issuance, amendment or modification and such notice shall be accompanied by a copy of such Letter of Credit or the respective amendment or modification thereto, as the case may be. Promptly upon receipt of such notice, Administrative Agent shall deliver to each Revolving Lender a written notice regarding such issuance, amendment or modification, as the case may be, and, if so requested by a Revolving Lender, Administrative Agent shall deliver to such Revolving Lender a copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment or modification, as the case may be.

If and to the extent that any Revolving Lender fails to pay an amount required to be paid pursuant to Section 2.03(f) or 2.03(g) on the due date therefor, such Revolving Lender shall pay to the applicable L/C Lender (through Administrative Agent) interest on such amount with respect to each Tranche of Revolving Commitments held by such Revolving Lender for each day from and including such due date to but excluding the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Effective Rate (as in effect from time to time) for the first three days and at the interest rate (in effect from time to time) applicable to Revolving Loans under such Tranche made by such Revolving Lender that are maintained as ABR Loans for each date thereafter. If any Revolving Lender holds Revolving Commitments of more than one Tranche and such Revolving Lender makes a partial payment of amounts due by it under Section 2.03(f) or 2.03(g), such partial payment shall be allocated pro rata to each Tranche based on the amount of Revolving Commitments of each Tranche held by such Revolving Lender.

The issuance by any L/C Lender of any amendment or modification to any Letter of Credit hereunder that would extend the expiry date or increase the Stated Amount thereof shall be subject to the same conditions applicable under this Section 2.03 to the issuance of new Letters of Credit, and no such amendment or modification shall be issued hereunder (i) unless either (x) the respective Letter of Credit affected thereby would have complied with such conditions had it originally been issued hereunder in such amended or modified form or (y) the Required Revolving Lenders (or other specified Revolving Lenders to the extent required by Section 13.04) shall have consented thereto or (ii) if the beneficiary of the Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed terms of the Letter of Credit.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no L/C Lender shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if at the time of such issuance, (i) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such L/C Lender from issuing the Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Lender or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Lender shall prohibit, or request that such L/C Lender refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or the Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Lender with respect to the Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Lender is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Lender any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which such L/C Lender in good faith deems material to it or (ii) the issuance of the Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such L/C Lender applicable to letters of credit generally.

The obligations of Borrower under this Agreement and any L/C Document to reimburse any L/C Lender for a drawing under a Letter of Credit, and to repay any drawing under a Letter of Credit converted into Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans, shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and each such other L/C Document under all circumstances, including the following:

any lack of validity or enforceability of this Agreement, any Credit Document or any L/C Document;

 

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the existence of any claim, setoff, defense or other right that Borrower may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of any Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), any L/C Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by the L/C Documents or any unrelated transaction;

any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any Letter of Credit; or any defense based upon the failure of any drawing under a Letter of Credit to conform to the terms of the Letter of Credit or any non-application or misapplication by the beneficiary of the proceeds of such drawing;

waiver by a L/C Lender of any requirement that exists for the L/C Lender’s protection and not the protection of Borrower or any waiver by the L/C Lender which does not in fact materially prejudice Borrower;

honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft;

any payment made by a L/C Lender in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which documents must be received under such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC, the ISP or the UCP, as applicable;

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

any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, Borrower or a Guarantor.

To the extent that any provision of any L/C Document is inconsistent with the provisions of this Section 2.03, the provisions of this Section 2.03 shall control.

Borrower, Administrative Agent and Revolving Lenders hereby agree that, as of the Closing Date, each letter of credit identified on Schedule 2.03(n) (each, an “Existing Letter of Credit”) shall be a Letter of Credit as if originally issued under this Agreement, and that the fees and other provisions set forth in this Section 2.03 shall be applicable to each Existing Letter of Credit as of the Closing Date.

On the last Business Day of each month, each L/C Lender shall provide to Administrative Agent such information regarding the outstanding Letters of Credit as Administrative Agent shall reasonably request, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent (and in such standard electronic format as Administrative Agent shall reasonably specify), for purposes of Administrative Agent’s ongoing tracking and reporting of outstanding Letters of Credit. Administrative Agent shall maintain a record of all outstanding Letters of Credit based upon information provided by the L/C Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.03(o), and such record of Administrative Agent shall, absent manifest error, be deemed a correct and conclusive record of all Letters of Credit outstanding from time to time hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if and to the extent Administrative Agent determines that there are

 

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one or more discrepancies between information provided by any L/C Lender hereunder, Administrative Agent will notify such L/C Lender thereof and such L/C Lender shall endeavor to reconcile any such discrepancy. In addition to and without limiting the foregoing, with respect to commercial documentary Letters of Credit, on the first Business Day of each week the applicable L/C Lender shall deliver to Administrative Agent, by facsimile or electronic mail, a report detailing the daily outstanding commercial documentary Letters of Credit for the previous week for such Letters of Credit.

Each Lender and Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the L/C Lender shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the L/C Lenders, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any L/C Lender shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders, the Required Revolving Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct or material breach of any Credit Document as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit. Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the L/C Lenders, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Lenders shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (viii) of Section 2.03(m); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, Borrower may have a claim against a L/C Lender, and a L/C Lender may be liable to Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to indirect, special, punitive, consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by Borrower which Borrower proves were caused by such L/C Lender’s willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence or material breach of any Credit Document or such L/C Lender’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit, in each case, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, the L/C Lenders may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and the L/C Lenders shall not be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason. The L/C Lenders may send a Letter of Credit or conduct any communication to or from the beneficiary via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) message or overnight courier, or any other commercially reasonable means of communicating with a beneficiary.

Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable L/C Lender and Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the L/C Lenders shall not be responsible to Borrower for, and the L/C Lenders’ rights and remedies against Borrower shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the L/C Lenders required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the law or any order of a jurisdiction where such L/C Lender or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or UCP, as applicable, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

 

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

A Revolving Lender may become an additional L/C Lender hereunder with the approval of the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), Borrower and such Revolving Lender, pursuant to an agreement with, and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to, the Administrative Agent, Borrower and such Revolving Lender. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Lenders of any such additional L/C Lender.

Termination and Reductions of Commitment.

(iv) In addition to any other mandatory commitment reductions pursuant to this Section 2.04, the aggregate amount of the Term A Facility Commitments outstanding on the Closing Date shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero at 5:00 p.m., New York time, on the Closing Date (after giving effect to the making of the Term A Facility Loans on such date).

In addition to any other mandatory commitment reductions pursuant to this Section 2.04, the aggregate amount of the Term B Facility Commitments shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero at 5:00 p.m., New York time, on the Closing Date (after giving effect to the making of the Term B Facility Loans on such date).

In addition to any other mandatory commitment reductions pursuant to this Section 2.04, the aggregate amount of any Incremental Term Loan Commitments shall be automatically and permanently reduced by the amount of Incremental Term Loans made in respect hereof from time to time.

The aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments of any Tranche shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero on the R/C Maturity Date applicable to such Tranche, and the L/C Commitments and the Swingline Commitment shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero on the last R/C Maturity Date.

In addition to any other mandatory commitment reductions pursuant to this Section 2.04, the aggregate amount of the Term A-3 Facility Commitments outstanding on the Third Amendment Effective Date shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero at 5:00 p.m., New York time, on the Third Amendment Effective Date (after giving effect to the making of the Term A-3 Facility Loans on such date).

(v)     In addition to any other mandatory commitment reductions pursuant to this Section 2.04, the aggregate amount of the Term A-4 Facility Commitments outstanding on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero at 5:00 p.m., New York time, on the Fifth Amendment Effective Date (after giving effect to the modification into, and making of, the Term A-4 Facility Loans on such date).

Borrower shall have the right at any time or from time to time (without premium or penalty except breakage costs (if any) pursuant to Section 5.05) (i) so long as no Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans or L/C Liabilities will be outstanding as of the date specified for termination (after giving effect to all transactions occurring on such date), to terminate the Revolving Commitments in their entirety and (ii) so long as the remaining Total Revolving Commitments will equal or exceed the aggregate amount of outstanding Revolving Loans, Swingline Exposure and L/C Liabilities, to reduce the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments (which shall be pro rata among the

 

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Revolving Lenders except that the Borrower may reduce or terminate the Closing Date Revolving Commitments without a concurrent reduction or termination of the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments); provided, however, that (x) Borrower shall give notice of each such termination or reduction as provided in Section 4.05, and (y) each partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount at least equal to $5.0 million (or any whole multiple of $1.0 million in excess thereof) or, if less, the remaining Unutilized R/C Commitments.

Any Commitment once terminated or reduced may not be reinstated.

Each reduction or termination of any of the Commitments applicable to any Tranche pursuant to this Section 2.04 shall be applied ratably among the Lenders with such a Commitment, as the case may be, in accordance with their respective Commitment, as applicable.

Fees.

Borrower shall pay to Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender (other than a Defaulting Lender), with respect to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitments of each Tranche, a commitment fee for the period from and including the Closing Date (or, following the conversion of such Revolving Commitment into another Tranche, the applicable Extension Date) to but not including the earlier of (i) the date such Revolving Commitment is terminated or expires (or is modified to constitute another Tranche) and (ii) the R/C Maturity Date applicable to such Revolving Commitment, in each case, computed at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Fee Percentage in respect of such Tranche in effect from time to time during such period on the actual daily amount of such Revolving Lender’s Unutilized R/C Commitment in respect of such Tranche. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the definition of “Unutilized R/C Commitments,” for purposes of determining Unutilized R/C Commitments of a Tranche in connection with computing commitment fees with respect to Revolving Commitments of such Tranche, a Revolving Commitment of a Revolving Lender shall be deemed to be used to the extent of the outstanding Revolving Loans under such Tranche and L/C Liability under such Tranche of such Revolving Lender (and the Swingline Exposure of such Revolving Lender in respect of such Tranche shall be disregarded for such purpose). Any accrued commitment fee under this Section 2.05(a) in respect of any Revolving Commitment shall be payable in arrears on each Quarterly Date and on the earlier of (i) the date such Revolving Commitment is terminated or expires (or is modified to constitute another Tranche) and (ii) the R/C Maturity Date applicable to such Revolving Commitment.

Borrower shall pay to Administrative Agent for its own account the administrative fee separately agreed to.

At the time of the effectiveness of a Repricing Transaction prior to the date that is six (6) months after the First Amendment Effective Date, Borrower agrees to pay to Administrative Agent, for the ratable account of each Lender with outstanding Term B Facility Loans (including each Lender that withholds its consent to such Repricing Transaction and is replaced or is removed as a Lender or is repaid under Section 2.11 or 13.04(b), as the case may be), a fee in an amount equal to 1.0% of the aggregate principal amount of Term B Facility Loans that are refinanced, converted, replaced, amended, modified or otherwise repriced in such Repricing Transaction. Such fee shall be due and payable upon the date of the effectiveness of such Repricing Transaction.

Borrower shall pay to Auction Manager for its own account, in connection with any Borrower Loan Purchase, such fees as may be agreed between Borrower and Auction Manager.

Borrower shall pay to each Term B Facility Lender, on the Closing Date, upfront fees equal to 0.50% of such Term B Facility Lender’s Term B Facility Loan funded on the Closing Date.

Lending Offices. The Loans of each Type made by each Lender shall be made and maintained at such Lender’s Applicable Lending Office for Loans of such Type.

 

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Several Obligations of Lenders. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan to be made by it on the date specified therefor shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligation to make its Loan on such date, but neither any Lender nor Administrative Agent shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make a Loan to be made by such other Lender, and no Lender shall have any obligation to Administrative Agent or any other Lender for the failure by such Lender to make any Loan required to be made by such Lender. No Revolving Lender will be responsible for failure of any other Lender to fund its participation in Letters of Credit.

Notes; Register.

At the request of any Lender, its Loans of a particular Class shall be evidenced by a promissory note, payable to such Lender (or its nominee) and otherwise duly completed, substantially in the form of Exhibits A-1, A-2, A-3 and A-4 of such Lender’s Revolving Loans, Term A Facility Loans, Term B Facility Loans and Swingline Loans, respectively; and in the case of any New Term Loans, such form of promissory note provided pursuant to the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement; provided that any promissory notes issued in respect of New Term Loans, Other Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Loans shall be in such form as mutually agreed by Borrower and Administrative Agent.

The date, amount, Type, interest rate and duration of the Interest Period (if applicable) of each Loan of each Class made by each Lender to Borrower and each payment made on account of the principal thereof, shall be recorded by such Lender (or its nominee) on its books and, prior to any transfer of any Note evidencing the Loans of such Class held by it, endorsed by such Lender (or its nominee) on the schedule attached to such Note or any continuation thereof; provided, however, that the failure of such Lender (or its nominee) to make any such recordation or endorsement or any error in such recordation or endorsement shall not affect the obligations of Borrower to make a payment when due of any amount owing hereunder or under such Note.

Borrower hereby designates Administrative Agent to serve as its nonfiduciary agent, solely for purposes of this Section 2.08, to maintain a register (the “Register”) on which it will record the name and address of each Lender, the Commitment from time to time of each of the Lenders, the principal amount of the Loans made by each of the Lenders (and the stated interest thereon) and each repayment in respect of the principal amount of the Loans of each Lender. Failure to make any such recordation or any error in such recordation shall not affect Borrower’s obligations in respect of such Loans. The entries in the Register shall be prima facie evidence of the information noted therein (absent manifest error), and the parties hereto shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register as the owner of a Loan or other obligation hereunder as the owner thereof for all purposes of the Credit Documents, notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. The Register shall be available for inspection by Borrower or any Lender at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice. No assignment shall be effective unless recorded in the Register; provided, however, that Administrative Agent agrees to record in the Register any assignment entered into pursuant to the term hereof promptly after the effectiveness of such assignment.

Optional Prepayments and Conversions or Continuations of Loans.

Subject to Section 4.04, Borrower shall have the right to prepay Loans (without premium or penalty, except as provided in Section 2.09(c)), or to convert Loans of one Type into Loans of another Type or to continue Loans of one Type as Loans of the same Type, at any time or from time to time. Borrower shall give Administrative Agent notice of each such prepayment, conversion or continuation as provided in Section 4.05 (and, upon the date specified in any such notice of prepayment, the amount to be prepaid shall become due and payable hereunder; provided that Borrower may make any such notice conditional upon the occurrence of a Person’s acquisition or sale or any incurrence of indebtedness or issuance of Equity Interests). Each Notice of Continuation/Conversion shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit C. If LIBOR Loans are prepaid or converted other than on the last day of an Interest Period therefor, Borrower shall at such time pay all expenses and costs required by Section 5.05. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and without limiting the rights and remedies of the Lenders under Article XI, in the event that any Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, Administrative Agent may (and, at the request

 

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of the Required Lenders, shall), upon written notice to Borrower, have the right to suspend the right of Borrower to convert any Loan into a LIBOR Loan, or to continue any Loan as a LIBOR Loan, in which event all Loans shall be converted (on the last day(s) of the respective Interest Periods therefor) or continued, as the case may be, as ABR Loans. Swingline Loans may not be converted or continued.

Application.

The amount of any optional prepayments described in Section 2.09(a) shall be applied to prepay Loans outstanding in order of amortization, in amounts and to Tranches, all as determined by Borrower.

In addition to the foregoing, and provided that the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.75 to 1.00, Borrower shall have the right to elect to offer to prepay the Loans pro rata to the Term A Facility Loans, the Term B Facility Loans, the New Term Loans, the Extended Term Loans and the Other Term Loans then outstanding and apply any amounts rejected for such prepayment to repurchase, prepay, redeem, retire, acquire, defease or cancel Indebtedness or to make Restricted Payments notwithstanding any then applicable limitations set forth in Section 10.09 or 10.06, respectively. If Borrower makes such an election, it shall provide notice thereof to Administrative Agent, who shall promptly, and in any event within one Business Day of receipt, provide such notice to the holders of the Term Loans. Any such notice shall specify the aggregate amount offered to prepay the Term Loans. Each holder of a Term A Facility Loan, a Term B Facility Loan, a New Term Loan, an Other Term Loan or an Extended Term Loan may elect, in its sole discretion, to reject such prepayment offer with respect to an amount equal to or less than (v) with respect to holders of Term A Facility Loans, an amount equal to the aggregate amount so offered to prepay Term A Facility Loans times a fraction, the numerator of which is the principal amount of Term A Facility Loans owed to such holder and the denominator of which is the principal amount of Term A Facility Loans outstanding, (w) with respect to holders of Term B Facility Loans, an amount equal to the aggregate amount so offered to prepay Term B Facility Loans times a fraction, the numerator of which is the principal amount of Term B Facility Loans owed to such holder and the denominator of which is the principal amount of Term B Facility Loans outstanding, (x) with respect to holders of New Term Loans, an amount equal to the aggregate amount so offered to prepay New Term Loans times a fraction, the numerator of which is the principal amount of New Term Loans owed to such holder and the denominator of which is the principal amount of New Term Loans outstanding, (y) with respect to holders of Other Term Loans, an amount equal to the aggregate amount so offered to prepay Other Term Loans times a fraction, the numerator of which is the principal amount of Other Term Loans owed to such holder and the denominator of which is the principal amount of Other Term Loans outstanding and (z) with respect to holders of Extended Term Loans, an amount equal to the aggregate amount so offered to prepay Extended Term Loans times a fraction, the numerator of which is the principal amount of Extended Term Loans owed to such holder and the denominator of which is the principal amount of Extended Term Loans outstanding. Any rejection of such offer must be evidenced by written notice delivered to Administrative Agent within five Business Days of receipt of the offer for prepayment, specifying an amount of such prepayment offer rejected by such holder, if any. Failure to give such notice will constitute an election to accept such offer. Any portion of such prepayment offer so accepted will be used to prepay the Term Loans held by the applicable holders within ten Business Days of the date of receipt of the offer to prepay. Any portion of such prepayment rejected may be used by Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries to repurchase, prepay, redeem, retire, acquire, defease or cancel Indebtedness or to make Restricted Payments notwithstanding any then applicable limitations set forth in Section 10.09 or 10.06, respectively.

Any prepayment of Term B Facility Loans pursuant to this Section 2.09 or Section 13.04(b) made prior to the date that is six (6) months after the First Amendment Effective Date in connection with any Repricing Transaction shall be subject to the fee described in Section 2.05(c).

 

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Mandatory Prepayments.

Borrower shall prepay the Loans as follows (each such prepayment to be effected in each case in the manner, order and to the extent specified in Section 2.10(b) below):

Casualty Events. Within five (5) Business Days after Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary receives any Net Available Proceeds from any Casualty Event or any disposition pursuant to Section 10.05(l) (or notice of collection by Administrative Agent of the same), in an aggregate principal amount equal to 100% of such Net Available Proceeds (it being understood that applications pursuant to this Section 2.10(a)(i) shall not be duplicative of Section 2.10(a)(iii) below); provided, however, that:

(x)    if no Event of Default then exists or would arise therefrom, the Net Available Proceeds thereof shall not be required to be so applied on such date to the extent that Borrower delivers an Officer’s Certificate to Administrative Agent stating that an amount equal to such proceeds is intended to be used to fund the acquisition of Property used or usable in the business of any Credit Party or repair, replace or restore the Property or other Property used or usable in the business of any Credit Party (in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Security Document in respect of which such Casualty Event has occurred, to the extent applicable), in each case within (A) twelve (12) months following receipt of such Net Available Proceeds or (B) if Borrower or the relevant Restricted Subsidiary enters into a legally binding commitment to reinvest such Net Available Proceeds within twelve (12) months following receipt thereof, within the later of (1) one hundred and eighty (180) days following the date of such legally binding commitment and (2) twelve (12) months following receipt of such Net Available Proceeds, and

(y)    if all or any portion of such Net Available Proceeds not required to be applied to the prepayment of Loans pursuant to this Section 2.10(a)(i) is not so used within the period specified by clause (x) above, such remaining portion shall be applied on the last day of such period as specified in Section 2.10(b).

Debt Issuance. Within five (5) Business Days after any Debt Issuance on or after the Closing Date, in an aggregate principal amount equal to 100% of the Net Available Proceeds of such Debt Issuance.

Asset Sales. Within five (5) Business Days after receipt by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of any Net Available Proceeds from any Asset Sale pursuant to Section 10.05(c), in an aggregate principal amount equal to 100% of the Net Available Proceeds from such Asset Sale or other disposition (it being understood that applications pursuant to this Section 2.10(a)(iii) shall not be duplicative of Section 2.10(a)(i) above); provided, however, that:

(x)    an amount equal to the Net Available Proceeds from any Asset Sale pursuant to Section 10.05(c) shall not be required to be applied as provided above on such date if (1) no Event of Default then exists or would arise therefrom and (2) Borrower delivers an Officer’s Certificate to Administrative Agent stating that an amount equal to such Net Available Proceeds is intended to be reinvested, directly or indirectly, in assets (which may be pursuant to an acquisition of Equity Interests of a Person that directly or indirectly owns such assets) otherwise permitted under this Agreement of (A) if such Asset Sale was effected by any Credit Party, any Credit Party, and (B) if such Asset Sale was effected by any other Company, any Company, in each case within (x) twelve (12) months following receipt of such Net Available Proceeds or (y) if Borrower or the relevant Restricted Subsidiary enters into a legally binding commitment to reinvest such Net Available Proceeds within twelve (12) months following receipt thereof, within the later of (A) one hundred and eighty (180) days following the date of such legally binding commitment and (B) twelve (12) months following receipt of such Net Available Proceeds (which certificate shall set forth the estimates of the proceeds to be so expended); and

 

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(y)    if all or any portion of such Net Available Proceeds is not reinvested in assets in accordance with the Officer’s Certificate referred to in clause (x) above within the period specified by clause (x) above, such remaining portion shall be applied on the last day of such period as specified in Section 2.10(b).

Excess Cash Flow. For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016), not later than five (5) Business Days after the date on which the financial statements of Borrower referred to in Section 9.04(b) for such fiscal year are required to be delivered to Administrative Agent, Borrower shall prepay, in accordance with subsection (b) below, the principal amount of the Loans in an amount equal to (x) the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year, minus (y) the principal amount of (i) Term Loans voluntarily prepaid pursuant to Section 2.09 during such fiscal year plus (ii) Revolving Loans voluntarily prepaid pursuant to Section 2.09 to the extent accompanied by an equivalent permanent reduction of the Total Revolving Commitments during such fiscal year, plus (iii) Other First Lien Indebtedness voluntarily prepaid (and, to the extent consisting of revolving loans, so long as accompanied by a permanent reduction of the underlying commitments) during such fiscal year to the extent the amount of such Other First Lien Indebtedness so prepaid is not proportionally larger than the amount of Term Loans so prepaid according to the respective principal amounts of Other First Lien Indebtedness and Term Loans as of the beginning of the applicable fiscal year plus the principal amount of any additional Other First Lien Indebtedness or Term Loans incurred during the applicable fiscal year or other applicable period, in each case, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of Indebtedness of Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Equity Issuance Proceeds. If Borrower receives any cash proceeds from any capital contribution or any sale or issuance of its Equity Interests that increases the Borrower’s Consolidated EBITDA as provided in Section 11.03, 100% of all Equity Issuance Proceeds received therefrom on or prior to the date which is five (5) Business Days after the receipt of such Net Available Proceeds.

Prepayments Not Required. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section 2.10(a), to the extent that any of or all the Net Available Proceeds of any Asset Sale or Casualty Event with respect to any property or assets of Foreign Subsidiaries or any Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries, are prohibited or delayed by applicable local law from being repatriated to the United States, the portion of such Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this Section 2.10(a) but may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary so long as applicable local law does not permit repatriation to the United States (Borrower hereby agreeing to cause the applicable Foreign Subsidiary to promptly take all commercially reasonable actions required by the applicable local law to permit such repatriation), and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow is permitted under the applicable local law, (x) any such Net Available Proceeds shall be reinvested pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(i) or (iii), as applicable, or applied pursuant to Section 2.10(b) within five (5) Business Days of such repatriation, and (y) any such Excess Cash Flow shall be applied pursuant to Section 2.10(b) within five (5) Business Days of such repatriation. To the extent Borrower determines in good faith that repatriation of any of or all the Net Available Proceeds of any Asset Sale or Casualty Event with respect to any property or assets of Foreign Subsidiaries or any Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries would have a material adverse tax cost to Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, such Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary; provided that, on or before the date on which the Net Available Proceeds so retained would otherwise have been required to be applied to reinvestments or prepayments pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(i) or (iii), as applicable (or, in the case of Excess Cash Flow, a date on or before the date that is twelve (12) months after the date such Excess Cash Flow would have been so

 

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required to be applied to prepayments pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iv)), unless previously repatriated (in which case, (x) any such Net Available Proceeds shall be reinvested pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(i) or (iii), as applicable, or applied pursuant to Section 2.10(b) within five (5) Business Days of such repatriation, and (y) any such Excess Cash Flow shall be applied pursuant to Section 2.10(b) within five (5) Business Days of such repatriation), (A) Borrower shall apply an amount equal to such Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow to such reinvestments or prepayments as if such Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been received by Borrower rather than such Foreign Subsidiary, minus, the amount of additional taxes that would have been payable or reserved against if such Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been repatriated (or, if less, the Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow that would be calculated if received by such Foreign Subsidiary) pursuant to Section 2.10(b) or (B) such Net Available Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow shall be applied to the repayment of Indebtedness of any Foreign Subsidiary.

Prepayments of Other First Lien Indebtedness. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of Section 2.10(a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) or otherwise, any Net Available Proceeds from any such Casualty Event, Debt Issuance or Asset Sale, any Equity Issuance Proceeds from any such issuance or sale of Equity Interests or capital contribution and any such Excess Cash Flow otherwise required to be applied to prepay the Loans may, at Borrower’s option, be applied to prepay the principal amount of Other First Lien Indebtedness only to (and not in excess of) the extent to which a mandatory prepayment in respect of such Casualty Event, Debt Issuance, Asset Sale, issuance or sale of Equity Interests or capital contribution or Excess Cash Flow is required under the terms of such Other First Lien Indebtedness (with any remaining Net Available Proceeds, Equity Issuance Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, as applicable, applied to prepay outstanding Loans in accordance with the terms hereof), unless such application would result in the holders of Other First Lien Indebtedness receiving in excess of their pro rata share (determined on the basis of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Term Loans and Other First Lien Indebtedness at such time) of such Net Available Proceeds, Equity Issuance Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, as applicable, relative to Lenders, in which case such Net Available Proceeds, Equity Issuance Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, as applicable, may only be applied to prepay the principal amount of Other First Lien Indebtedness on a pro rata basis with outstanding Term Loans. To the extent the holders of Other First Lien Indebtedness decline to have such indebtedness repurchased, repaid or prepaid with any such Net Available Proceeds, Equity Issuance Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, as applicable, the declined amount of such Net Available Proceeds, Equity Issuance Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, as applicable, shall promptly (and, in any event, within ten (10) Business Days after the date of such rejection) be applied to prepay Loans in accordance with the terms hereof (to the extent such Net Available Proceeds, Equity Issuance Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, as applicable, would otherwise have been required to be applied if such Other First Lien Indebtedness was not then outstanding). Any such application to Other First Lien Indebtedness shall reduce any prepayments otherwise required hereunder by an equivalent amount.

Application. The amount of any required prepayments described in Section 2.10(a) shall be applied to prepay Loans as follows:

First, to the reduction of Amortization Payments on the Term Loans required by Sections 3.01(b), 3.01(c) and 3.01(d) (on a pro rata basis among each Tranche of Term Loans, subject to any Declined Amounts) and, in the case of the Term Facilities, to the remaining principal installments with respect thereto in direct order of maturity over the next succeeding four (4) quarterly installments and, thereafter, on a pro rata basis; provided that, each such prepayment shall, subject to the last paragraph of this Section 2.10(b), be applied to such Term Loans that are ABR Loans to the fullest extent thereof before application to Loans that are LIBOR Loans, and such prepayments of LIBOR Loans shall be applied in a manner that minimizes the amount of any payments required to be made by Borrower pursuant to Section 5.05;

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Swingline Loans are outstanding, to prepay all outstanding Revolving Loans (in each case, with a corresponding permanent reduction in Revolving Commitments) and (z) after such time as no Revolving Loans are outstanding, to Cash Collateralize all outstanding Letters of Credit in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount; and

Third, after application of prepayments in accordance with clauses (i) and (ii) above, Borrower shall be permitted to retain any such remaining excess.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Lender holding Term Loans may elect, by written notice to Administrative Agent at least one (1) Business Day prior to the prepayment date, to decline all or any portion of any prepayment of its Term Loans, pursuant to this Section 2.10, in which case the aggregate amount of the prepayment that would have been applied to prepay such Term Loans, but was so declined shall be ratably offered to each Lender holding Term Loans that initially accepted such prepayment. Any such re-offered amounts rejected by such Lenders shall be retained by Borrower (any such retained amounts, “Declined Amounts”). Each Term A Facility Lender and Term A-3 Facility Lender hereby declines all prepayments of its Term A Facility Loans and Term A-3 Facility Loans to be made pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(iv) from and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. Each Term A-4 Facility Lender and Revolving Lender holding Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments hereby declines all prepayments of its Term A-4 Facility Loans and Revolving Loans under the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (and corresponding reductions in its Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments), as applicable, to be made pursuant to Sections 2.10(a)(iii) and 2.10(a)(iv) from and after the Fifth Amendment Effective Date.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the amount of any prepayment of Loans required under this Section 2.10 shall be in excess of the amount of the ABR Loans at the time outstanding, only the portion of the amount of such prepayment as is equal to the amount of such outstanding ABR Loans shall be immediately prepaid and, at the election of Borrower, the balance of such required prepayment shall be either (i) deposited in the Collateral Account and applied to the prepayment of LIBOR Loans on the last day of the then next-expiring Interest Period for LIBOR Loans (with all interest accruing thereon for the account of Borrower) or (ii) prepaid immediately, together with any amounts owing to the Lenders under Section 5.05. Notwithstanding any such deposit in the Collateral Account, interest shall continue to accrue on such Loans until prepayment.

Revolving Credit Extension Reductions. Until the final R/C Maturity Date, Borrower shall from time to time immediately prepay the Revolving Loans (and/or provide Cash Collateral in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount for, or otherwise backstop (with a letter of credit on customary terms reasonably acceptable to the applicable L/C Lender and the Administrative Agent), outstanding L/C Liabilities) in such amounts as shall be necessary so that at all times (a) the aggregate outstanding amount of the Revolving Loans and the Swingline Loans, plus, the aggregate outstanding L/C Liabilities shall not exceed the Total Revolving Commitments as in effect at such time and (b) the aggregate outstanding amount of the Revolving Loans of any Tranche and Swingline Loans allocable to such Tranche, plus the aggregate outstanding L/C Liabilities under such Tranche shall not exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments of such Tranche as in effect at such time.

Prepayment of Term B Facility Loans. Any prepayment of Term B Facility Loans pursuant to Section 2.10(a)(ii) made prior to the date that is six (6) months after the First Amendment Effective Date in connection with any Repricing Transaction shall be subject to the fee described in Section 2.05(c).

Outstanding Letters of Credit. If any Letter of Credit is outstanding on the 30th day prior to the next succeeding R/C Maturity Date which has an expiry date later than the third Business Day preceding such R/C Maturity Date (or which, pursuant to its terms, may be extended to a date later than the third Business Day preceding such R/C Maturity Date), then (i) if one or more Tranches of Revolving Commitments with a R/C Maturity Date after such R/C Maturity Date are then in effect, such Letters of Credit shall automatically be deemed to have been issued (including for purposes of the obligations of the Lenders with Revolving Commitments to purchase participations therein and to make Revolving Loans and payments in respect thereof and the commissions applicable thereto), effective as of such

 

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R/C Maturity Date, solely under (and ratably participated by Revolving Lenders pursuant to) the Revolving Commitments in respect of such non-terminating Tranches of Revolving Commitments, if any, up to an aggregate amount not to exceed the aggregate principal amount of the unutilized Revolving Commitments thereunder at such time, and (ii) to the extent not capable of being reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, Borrower shall, on such 30th day (or on such later day as such Letters of Credit become incapable of being reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above due to the termination, reduction or utilization of any relevant Revolving Commitments), either (x) Cash Collateralize all such Letters of Credit in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount with respect to such Letters of Credit (it being understood that such Cash Collateral shall be released to the extent that the aggregate Stated Amount of such Letters of Credit is reduced upon the expiration or termination of such Letters of Credit, so that the Cash Collateral shall not exceed the Minimum Collateral Amount with respect to such Letters of Credit outstanding at any particular time) or (y) deliver to the applicable L/C Lender a standby letter of credit (other than a Letter of Credit) in favor of such L/C Lender in a stated amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount with respect to such Letters of Credit, which standby letter of credit shall be in form and substance, and issued by a financially sound financial institution, reasonably acceptable to such L/C Lender and the Administrative Agent. Except to the extent of reallocations of participations pursuant to clause (i) above, the occurrence of a R/C Maturity Date shall have no effect upon (and shall not diminish) the percentage participations of the Revolving Lenders of the relevant Tranche in any Letter of Credit issued before such R/C Maturity Date. For the avoidance of doubt, the parties hereto agree that upon the occurrence of any reallocations of participations pursuant to clause (i) above and, if necessary, the taking of the actions in described clause (ii) above, all participations in Letters of Credit under the terminated Revolving Commitments shall terminate.

Replacement of Lenders.

Borrower shall have the right to replace any Lender (the “Replaced Lender”) with one or more other Eligible Assignees (collectively, the “Replacement Lender”), if (x) such Lender is charging Borrower increased costs pursuant to Section 5.01 or 5.06 or such Lender becomes incapable of making LIBOR Loans as provided in Section 5.03 when other Lenders are generally able to do so, (y) such Lender is a Defaulting Lender or (z) Borrower receives a notice from any applicable Gaming Authority that any lender is not qualified to make or hold Loans to, or owed by, Borrower under applicable Gaming Laws (and such Lender is notified by Borrower and Administrative Agent in writing of such disqualification); provided, however, that (i) at the time of any such replacement, the Replacement Lender shall enter into one or more Assignment Agreements (and with all fees payable pursuant to Section 13.05(b) to be paid by the Replacement Lender or Borrower) pursuant to which the Replacement Lender shall acquire all of the Commitments and outstanding Loans of, and in each case L/C Interests of, the Replaced Lender (or if the Replaced Lender is being replaced as a result of being a Defaulting Lender, then the Replacement Lender shall acquire all Revolving Commitments, Revolving Loans and L/C Interests of such Replaced Lender under one or more Tranches of Revolving Commitments or, at the option of Borrower and such Replacement Lender, all other Loans and Commitments held by such Defaulting Lender), (ii) at the time of any such replacement, the Replaced Lender shall receive an amount equal to the sum of (A) the principal of, and all accrued interest on, all outstanding Loans of such Lender (other than any Loans not being acquired by a Replacement Lender), (B) all Reimbursement Obligations owing to such Lender, together with all then unpaid interest with respect thereto at such time, in the event Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments owing to such Lender are being repaid and terminated or acquired, as the case may be, and (C) all accrued, but theretofore unpaid, fees owing to the Lender pursuant to Section 2.05 with respect to the Loans being assigned, as the case may be and (iii) all obligations of Borrower owing to such Replaced Lender (other than those specifically described in clause (i) above in respect of Replaced Lenders for which the assignment purchase price has been, or is concurrently being, paid, and other than those relating to Loans or Commitments not being acquired by a Replacement Lender, but including any amounts which would be paid to a Lender pursuant to Section 5.05 if Borrower were prepaying a LIBOR Loan), as applicable, shall be paid in full to such Replaced Lender, as applicable, concurrently with such replacement, as the case may be. Upon the execution of the respective Assignment Agreement, the payment of amounts referred to in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above, as applicable, the receipt of any consents that would be required for an assignment of the subject Loans and Commitments to such Replacement Lender in accordance with Section 13.05, the Replacement Lender, if any, shall become a Lender hereunder and the Replaced

 

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Lender, as applicable, shall cease to constitute a Lender hereunder and be released of all its obligations as a Lender, except with respect to indemnification provisions applicable to such Lender under this Agreement, which shall survive as to such Lender and, in the case of any Replaced Lender, except with respect to Loans, Commitments and L/C Interests of such Replaced Lender not being acquired by the Replacement Lender; provided, that if the applicable Replaced Lender does not execute the Assignment Agreement within three (3) Business Days after Borrower’s request, execution of such Assignment Agreement by the Replaced Lender shall not be required to effect such assignment.

If Borrower receives a notice from any applicable Gaming Authority that any Lender is not qualified to make or hold Loans to, or owed by, Borrower under applicable Gaming Laws (and such Lender is notified by Borrower and Administrative Agent in writing of such disqualification), Borrower shall have the right to replace such Lender with a Replacement Lender in accordance with Section 2.11(a) or prepay the Loans held by such Lender, in each case, in accordance with any applicable provisions of Section 2.11(a), even if a Default or an Event of Default exists (notwithstanding anything contained in such Section 2.11(a) to the contrary). Any such prepayment shall be deemed an optional prepayment, as set forth in Section 2.09 and shall not be required to be made on a pro rata basis with respect to Loans of the same Tranche as the Loans held by such Lender (and in any event shall not be deemed to be a Repricing Transaction). Notice to such Lender shall be given at least ten (10) days before the required date of transfer or prepayment (unless a shorter period is required by any Requirement of Law), as the case may be, and shall be accompanied by evidence demonstrating that such transfer or redemption is required pursuant to Gaming Laws. Upon receipt of a notice in accordance with the foregoing, the Replaced Lender shall cooperate with Borrower in effectuating the required transfer or prepayment within the time period set forth in such notice, not to be less than the minimum notice period set forth in the foregoing sentence (unless a shorter period is required under any Requirement of Law). Further, if the transfer or prepayment is triggered by notice from the Gaming Authority that the Lender is disqualified, commencing on the date the Gaming Authority serves the disqualification notice upon Borrower, to the extent prohibited by law: (i) such Lender shall no longer receive any interest on the Loans; (ii) such Lender shall no longer exercise, directly or through any trustee or nominee, any right conferred by the Loans; and (iii) such Lender shall not receive any remuneration in any form from Borrower for services or otherwise in respect of the Loans.

Incremental Loan Commitments.

Borrower Request. Borrower may, at any time, by written notice to Administrative Agent, request (i) an increase to the Closing Date Revolving Commitments (“Incremental Revolving Commitments”), (ii) the establishment of additional Term A Facility Loans with terms and conditions identical to the terms and conditions of existing Term A Facility Loans hereunder (“Incremental Term A Loans” and the related commitments, “Incremental Term A Loan Commitments”), (iii) the establishment of additional Term B Facility Loans with terms and conditions identical to the terms and conditions of existing Term B Facility Loans hereunder (“Incremental Term B Loans” and the related commitments, “Incremental Term B Loan Commitments”), and/or (iv) the establishment of one or more new Tranches of term loans (“New Term Loans” and the related commitments, “New Term Loan Commitments”); provided, however, that (x) the aggregate amount of all Incremental Revolving Commitments, New Term Loans, Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans and Incremental Equivalent Debt issued or incurred (but excluding any such Incremental Term Loan Commitments that have been terminated prior to such date of determination without being funded) on or prior to such date shall not exceed the Incremental Loan Amount and (y) any such request for Incremental Commitments shall be in a minimum amount of $25.0 million and integral multiples of $1.0 million above such amount. Borrower may request Incremental Commitments from existing Lenders and from Eligible Assignees; provided, however, that (A) any existing Lender approached to provide all or a portion of the Incremental Commitments may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide all or any portion of such Incremental Commitments offered to it and (B) any potential Lender that is not an existing Lender and agrees to make available an Incremental Commitment shall be required to be an Eligible Assignee and shall require approval by Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

 

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Incremental Effective Date. The Incremental Commitments shall be effected by a joinder agreement to this Agreement (the “Incremental Joinder Agreement”) executed by Borrower, Administrative Agent and each Lender making or providing such Incremental Commitment, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to each of them, subject, however, to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in this Section 2.12. The Incremental Joinder Agreement may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.12. Administrative Agent and Borrower shall determine the effective date (each, an “Incremental Effective Date”) of any Incremental Commitments and the final allocation of such Incremental Commitments. The effectiveness of any such Incremental Commitments shall be subject solely to the satisfaction of the following conditions to the reasonable satisfaction of Administrative Agent:

Borrower shall deliver or cause to be delivered any legal opinions or other documents reasonably requested by Administrative Agent in connection with any such Incremental Commitments;

an Incremental Joinder Agreement shall have been duly executed and delivered by Borrower, Administrative Agent and each Lender making or providing such Incremental Commitment;

no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would exist immediately after giving effect to such Incremental Commitments; provided that, with respect to any Incremental Term Loans (and any related Incremental Term Loan Commitments) the proceeds of which are used primarily to fund a Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition not prohibited hereunder (including repayment of Indebtedness of the Person acquired, or that is secured by the assets acquired, in such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition) substantially concurrently upon the receipt thereof, the absence of an Event of Default (other than an Event of Default specified in Section 11.01(b) or 11.01(c) or an Event of Default specified in Section 11.01(g) or 11.01(h) with respect to Borrower) shall not constitute a condition to the effectiveness of such Incremental Term Loans (and any related Incremental Term Loan Commitments), or the funding of such Incremental Term Loans, unless otherwise agreed by Borrower and the Lenders providing such Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Term Loan Commitments;

the representations and warranties set forth herein and in the other Credit Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of such Incremental Effective Date as if made on and as of such date (except where such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date); provided that, any representation and warranty that is qualified as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct in all respects on such dates; and provided, further, that, with respect to any Incremental Term Loans and related Incremental Term Loan Commitments the proceeds of which are used primarily to fund a Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition not prohibited hereunder (including repayment of Indebtedness of the Person acquired, or that is secured by the assets acquired, in such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition) substantially concurrently upon the receipt thereof, the only representations and warranties the making of which shall be a condition to the effectiveness of such Incremental Term Loans and related Incremental Term Loan Commitments and the funding of such Incremental Term Loans shall be (except as otherwise agreed by Borrower and the Lenders providing such Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Commitments) (x) the representations and warranties set forth in Sections 8.01(a) (but only with respect to Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR), 8.04(a)(i), 8.05 (but only as it relates to the Credit Documents), 8.09, 8.11(b), 8.14 (but only as it relates to security interests that may be perfected solely through the filing of UCC financing statements, filing of intellectual property security agreements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and United States Copyright Office and delivery of certificated securities collateral representing Equity Interests in United States Persons), 8.17, 8.21 and 8.27 and (y) the representations and warranties contained in the acquisition agreement relating to such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition as are material to the interests of the Lenders, but only to the extent that Borrower or any of its Affiliates have the right to terminate its or their obligations under such acquisition agreement as a result of a breach of such representations and warranties in such acquisition agreement;

 

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in the case of any Incremental Revolving Commitments, New Term Loans, Incremental Term A Loans and Incremental Term B Loans, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Required Pro Rata Lenders, Borrower shall be in compliance with the Financial Maintenance Covenants on a Pro Forma Basis as of the most recent Calculation Date (provided that, for such purpose, (w) at the option of Borrower, to the extent that the proceeds of any such Incremental Term Loans (and related Incremental Term Loan Commitments) are or are to be used primarily to fund a Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition not prohibited hereunder (including repayment of Indebtedness of the Person acquired, or that is secured by the assets acquired, in such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition), such compliance shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the Calculation Date immediately preceding the date on which a binding contract with respect to such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition is entered into between Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary and the seller with respect thereto, giving effect to such Incremental Term Loans (and related Incremental Term Loan Commitments) and such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition as if incurred and consummated on the first day of the applicable period, (x) Consolidated Indebtedness shall treat any Incremental Equivalent Debt as first lien indebtedness, even if such Incremental Equivalent Debt was issued or incurred on an unsecured basis or on a junior basis to the Obligations, and (y) in the case of any Incremental Revolving Commitments and Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of revolving credit facilities, pro forma effect shall be given to any Incremental Revolving Loans and any loans under any Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a revolving credit facility, in each case, to the extent actually made on such date (or in the case of Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a revolving credit facility, the proceeds of which are or are to be used primarily to fund a Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition not prohibited hereunder, to the extent reasonably expected to be drawn on the closing date of such Permitted Acquisition or other Acquisition), but any proposed Incremental Revolving Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a revolving credit facility shall not otherwise be treated as drawn);

in order to receive an initial extension of credit under any Incremental Revolving Commitment, Borrower shall, unless otherwise agreed by the Required Revolving Lenders, be in compliance with the Financial Maintenance Covenants on a Pro Forma Basis as of the most recent Calculation Date prior to such initial extension;

[Reserved];

without the written consent of (x) the Required Tranche Lenders with respect to any Tranches of then-existing Term Loans that have a maturity date after the proposed maturity date of any New Term Loans, the final stated maturity of any New Term Loans shall not be earlier than the then-existing Final Maturity Date with respect to any then-exiting Tranche of Term Loans, and (y) the Required Tranche Lenders with respect to any Tranches of then-existing Term Loans that have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is longer than the proposed Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any New Term Loans, the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any New Term Loans shall be no shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any then-existing Tranche of Term Loans (without giving effect to the effect of prepayments made under any existing Tranche of Term Loans on amortization); provided that (A) Borrower may establish one or more Tranches of New Term Loans that are “term A loans” such that the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Tranche of New Term Loans may be shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the then-existing Term B Facility Loans (but, for the avoidance of doubt, not any Term A Facility Loans or, any Term A-3 Facility Loans or any Term A-4 Facility Loans) (without giving effect to the effect of prepayments made under any existing Tranche of Term Loans on amortization) and (B) the maturity date of such Tranche of New Term Loans that are “term A loans” may be earlier than the maturity date of the then-existing Term B Facility Loans (but, for the avoidance of doubt, not any Term A Facility Loans, any Term A-3 Facility Loans or any Term A-4 Facility Loans); it being understood that, subject to the foregoing, the amortization schedule applicable to such New Term Loans shall be determined by Borrower and the lenders of such New Term Loans and set forth in applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement;

 

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the yields and interest rate margins and, except as set forth in clause (viii) of this Section 2.12(b), amortization schedule, applicable to any New Term Loans shall be as determined by Borrower and the holders of such Indebtedness;

except as set forth in Section 2.12(a) and in clauses (i) – (ix) of this Section 2.12(b), the terms applicable to any New Term Loans shall be consistent with those applicable to any then-existing Term Loans; provided that, any applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement may provide for (x) any additional or more or less restrictive covenants that are applicable only after the then-existing Final Maturity Date with respect to any then-existing Term Loans or (y) any other terms that are reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent;

any Incremental Term A Loans and Incremental Term B Loans (and the corresponding Incremental Term Loan Commitments) shall have terms identical to the terms of the existing Term Loans (and the existing Term Loan Commitments) of the relevant Tranche hereunder; provided, however, that upfront fees or original issue discount may be paid to Lenders providing such Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans as agreed by such Lenders and Borrower, and the conditions applicable to the incurrence of such Incremental Term A Loans and Incremental Term B Loans (and the corresponding Incremental Term Loan Commitments) shall be as provided in this Section 2.12; provided, further, that the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement shall make appropriate adjustments to Annex C to address such Incremental Term A Loans or Section 3.01(c) to address such Incremental Term B Loans, as applicable, including such adjustments as are necessary to provide for the “fungibility” of such Incremental Term A Loans with the existing Term A Loans or such Incremental Term B Loans with the existing Term B Facility Loans, as the case may be; and

any Incremental Revolving Commitments shall have terms identical to the terms of the Closing Date Revolving Commitments; provided, however, that upfront fees may be paid to Lenders providing such Incremental Revolving Commitments as agreed by such Lenders and Borrower, and the conditions applicable to the incurrence of such Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be as provided in this Section 2.12.

Upon the effectiveness of any Incremental Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.12, any Person providing an Incremental Commitment that was not a Lender hereunder immediately prior to such time shall become a Lender hereunder. Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of any Incremental Commitments, and (i) in the case of Incremental Revolving Commitments, the Total Revolving Commitments under, and for all purpose of this Agreement, shall be increased by the aggregate amount of such Incremental Revolving Commitments, (ii) any Revolving Loans made under Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be deemed to be Revolving Loans of the relevant Tranche hereunder, (iii) any Incremental Term A Loans (to the extent funded) shall be deemed to be Term A Facility Loans hereunder, (iv) any Incremental Term B Loans (to the extent funded) shall be deemed to be Term B Facility Loans hereunder and (v) any New Term Loans shall be deemed to be additional Term Loans hereunder. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Borrower, Collateral Agent and Administrative Agent may (and each of Collateral Agent and Administrative Agent are authorized by each other Secured Party to) execute such amendments and/or amendments and restatements of any Credit Documents as may be necessary or advisable to effectuate the provisions of this Section 2.12. Such amendments may include provisions allowing any Incremental Term B Loans or New Term Loans to be treated on the same basis as Term B Facility Loans in connection with declining prepayments or allowing any Incremental Term A Loans or New Term Loans that are “term A loans” to be treated on the same basis as Term A Facility Loans in connection with declining prepayments, as applicable. In connection with the incurrence of any Incremental Term A Loans, Borrower shall be permitted to terminate any Interest Period applicable to Term A Loans on the date such Incremental Term A Loans are incurred. In connection with the incurrence of any Incremental Term B Loans, Borrower shall be permitted to terminate any Interest Period applicable to Term B Facility Loans on the date such Incremental Term B Loans are incurred. In

 

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connection with the incurrence of any Incremental Revolving Commitments and related Revolving Loans, Borrower shall be permitted to terminate any Interest Period applicable to Revolving Loans under the Closing Date Revolving Commitments on the date such Revolving Loans are first incurred under such Incremental Revolving Commitments.

Terms of Incremental Commitments and Loans.

Except as set forth herein, the yield applicable to the Incremental Term Loans shall be determined by Borrower and the applicable new Lenders and shall be set forth in each applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement; provided, however, that in the case of any Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or New Term Loans, if the All-In Yield applicable to such Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or New Term Loans is greater than the All-In Yield payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement as amended through the date of such calculation with respect to Term B Facility Loans, plus 50 basis points per annum, then the interest rate with respect to the Term B Facility Loans shall be increased (pursuant to the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement) so as to cause the then applicable All-In Yield under this Agreement on the Term B Facility Loans to equal the All-In Yield then applicable to the Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or New Term Loans, minus 50 basis points.

Except as set forth herein, the yield applicable to the Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be determined by Borrower and the applicable new Lenders and shall be set forth in each applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement; provided, however, that if the All-In Yield or commitment fees applicable to such Incremental Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder) is greater than the All-In Yield or commitment fees, respectively, payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement as amended through the date of such calculation with respect to Closing Date Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder) or the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder), then the interest rate or commitment fees, as applicable, with respect to the Closing Date Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder) and/or the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder), as applicable, shall be increased (pursuant to the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement) so as to cause the then applicable All-In Yield and commitment fees under this Agreement on the Closing Date Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder) and the Fifth Amendment Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder) to equal the All-In Yield and commitment fees, respectively, then applicable to the Incremental Revolving Commitments (and the Revolving Loans thereunder).

Adjustment of Revolving Loans. To the extent the Revolving Commitments are being increased on the relevant Incremental Effective Date, then each of the Revolving Lenders having a Revolving Commitment prior to such Incremental Effective Date (such Revolving Lenders the “Pre-Increase Revolving Lenders”) shall assign or transfer to any Revolving Lender which is acquiring a new or additional Revolving Commitment on the Incremental Effective Date (the “Post-Increase Revolving Lenders”), and such Post-Increase Revolving Lenders shall purchase from each such Pre-Increase Revolving Lender, at the principal amount thereof, such interests in the Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, the related Revolving Commitments) outstanding on such Incremental Effective Date as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments or transfers and purchases, such Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans will be held by Pre-Increase Revolving Lenders and Post-Increase Revolving Lenders ratably in accordance with their Revolving Commitments after giving effect to such Incremental Revolving Commitments (and after giving effect to any Revolving Loans made on the relevant Incremental Effective Date). Such assignments or transfers and purchases shall be made pursuant to such procedures as may be designated by Administrative Agent and shall not be required to be effectuated in accordance with Section 13.05. For the avoidance of doubt, Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans assigned or transferred and purchased (or re-allocated) pursuant to this Section 2.12(d) shall, upon receipt thereof by the relevant Post-Increase Revolving Lenders, be deemed to be Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans in respect of the relevant new or additional Revolving Commitments acquired by such Post-Increase

 

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Revolving Lenders on the relevant Incremental Effective Date and the terms of such Revolving Loans and participation interests (including, without limitation, the interest rate and maturity applicable thereto) shall be adjusted accordingly. In addition, the L/C Sublimit may be increased by an amount not to exceed the amount of any increase in Revolving Commitments with the consent of the applicable L/C Lenders that agreed to provide Letters of Credit under such increase in the L/C Sublimit and the holders of Incremental Revolving Commitments providing such increase in Revolving Commitments.

Equal and Ratable Benefit. The Loans and Commitments established pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall constitute Loans and Commitments under, and shall be entitled to all the benefits afforded by, this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, and shall, without limiting the foregoing, benefit equally and ratably from the Guarantees and security interests created by the Security Documents. The Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR shall take any actions reasonably required by Administrative Agent to ensure and/or demonstrate that the Lien and security interests granted by the Security Documents continue to secure all the Obligations and continue to be perfected under the UCC or otherwise after giving effect to the establishment of any Incremental Commitments or the funding of Loans thereunder, including, without limitation, the procurement of title insurance endorsements reasonably requested by and satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Incremental Joinder Agreements. An Incremental Joinder Agreement may, subject to Section 2.12(b), without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or advisable, in the reasonable opinion of Administrative Agent and Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.12 (including, without limitation, such other technical amendments as may be necessary or advisable, in the reasonable opinion of Administrative Agent and Borrower, to give effect to the terms and provisions of any Incremental Commitments (and any Loans made in respect thereof)).

Supersede. This Section 2.12 shall supersede any provisions in Section 13.04 to the contrary.

Extensions of Loans and Commitments.

Borrower may, at any time request that all or a portion of the Term Loans of any Tranche (an “Existing Term Loan Tranche”) be modified to constitute another Tranche of Term Loans in order to extend the scheduled final maturity date thereof (any such Term Loans which have been so modified, “Extended Term Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.13. In order to establish any Extended Term Loans, Borrower shall provide a notice to Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders of the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche) (a “Term Loan Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Term Loans to be established, which terms shall be identical to those applicable to the Term Loans of the Existing Term Loan Tranche from which they are to be modified except (i) the scheduled final maturity date shall be extended to the date set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment and the amortization shall be as set forth in the Extension Amendment, (ii) (A) the Applicable Margins with respect to the Extended Term Loans may be higher or lower than the Applicable Margins for the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche and/or (B) additional fees (including prepayment or termination premiums) may be payable to the Lenders providing such Extended Term Loans in addition to or in lieu of any increased Applicable Margins contemplated by the preceding clause (A), in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, (iii) any Extended Term Loans may participate on a pro rata basis or a less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis) in any optional or mandatory prepayments or prepayment of Term Loans hereunder in each case as specified in the respective Term Loan Extension Request, (iv) the final maturity date and the scheduled amortization applicable to the Extended Term Loans shall be set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment and the scheduled amortization of such Existing Term Loan Tranche shall be adjusted to reflect the amortization schedule (including the principal amounts payable pursuant thereto) in respect of the Term Loans under such Existing Term Loan Tranche that have been extended as Extended Term Loans as set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment; provided, however, that the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Extended Term Loans shall be no shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche and (v) the covenants set forth in Section 10.08 may be modified in a manner

 

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acceptable to Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Lenders party to the applicable Extension Amendment, such modifications to become effective only after the Final Maturity Date in effect immediately prior to giving effect to such Extension Amendment (it being understood that each Lender providing Extended Term Loans, by executing an Extension Amendment, agrees to be bound by such provisions and waives any inconsistent provisions set forth in Section 4.02, 4.07(b) or 13.04). Except as provided above, each Lender holding Extended Term Loans shall be entitled to all the benefits afforded by this Agreement (including, without limitation, the provisions set forth in Section 2.09(b) and 2.10(b) applicable to Term Loans) and the other Credit Documents, and shall, without limiting the foregoing, benefit equally and ratably from the Guarantees and security interests created by the Security Documents. The Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR shall take any actions reasonably required by Administrative Agent to ensure and/or demonstrate that the Lien and security interests granted by the Security Documents continue to secure all the Obligations and continue to be perfected under the UCC or otherwise after giving effect to the extension of any Term Loans, including, without limitation, the procurement of title insurance endorsements reasonably requested by and satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. No Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Term Loans of any Existing Term Loan Tranche modified to constitute Extended Term Loans pursuant to any Term Loan Extension Request. Any Extended Term Loans of any Extension Tranche shall constitute a separate Tranche and Class of Term Loans from the Existing Term Loan Tranche from which they were modified.

Borrower may, at any time request that all or a portion of the Revolving Commitments of any Tranche (an “Existing Revolving Tranche” and any related Revolving Loans thereunder, “Existing Revolving Loans”) be modified to constitute another Tranche of Revolving Commitments in order to extend the termination date thereof (any such Revolving Commitments which have been so modified, “Extended Revolving Commitments” and any related Revolving Loans, “Extended Revolving Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.13. In order to establish any Extended Revolving Commitments, Borrower shall provide a notice to Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders of the applicable Existing Revolving Tranche) (a “Revolving Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Revolving Commitments to be established, which terms shall be identical to those applicable to the Revolving Commitments of the Existing Revolving Tranche from which they are to be modified except (i) the scheduled termination date of the Extended Revolving Commitments and the related scheduled maturity date of the related Extended Revolving Loans shall be extended to the date set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment, (ii) (A) the Applicable Margins with respect to the Extended Revolving Loans may be higher or lower than the Applicable Margins for the Revolving Loans of such Existing Revolving Tranche and/or (B) additional fees may be payable to the Lenders providing such Extended Revolving Commitments in addition to or in lieu of any increased Applicable Margins contemplated by the preceding clause (A), in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, (iii) the Applicable Fee Percentage with respect to the Extended Revolving Commitments may be higher or lower than the Applicable Fee Percentage for the Revolving Commitments of such Existing Revolving Tranche, (iv) the covenants set forth in Section 10.08 may be modified in a manner acceptable to Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Lenders party to the applicable Extension Amendment, such modifications to become effective only after the Final Maturity Date in effect immediately prior to giving effect to such Extension Amendment and (v) the L/C Commitments of any L/C Lender that is providing such Extended Revolving Commitments may be extended and the L/C Sublimit may be increased, subject to clause (d) below (it being understood that each Lender providing Extended Revolving Commitments, by executing an Extension Amendment, agrees to be bound by such provisions and waives any inconsistent provisions set forth in Section 4.02, 4.07(b) or 13.04). Except as provided above, each Lender holding Extended Revolving Commitments shall be entitled to all the benefits afforded by this Agreement (including, without limitation, the provisions set forth in Sections 2.09(b) and 2.10(b) applicable to existing Revolving Loans) and the other Credit Documents, and shall, without limiting the foregoing, benefit equally and ratably from the Guarantees and security interests created by the Security Documents. The Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR shall take any actions reasonably required by Administrative Agent to ensure and/or demonstrate that the Lien and security interests granted by the Security Documents continue to secure all the Obligations and continue to be perfected under the UCC or otherwise after giving effect to the extension of any Revolving Commitments, including, without limitation, the procurement of title insurance endorsements reasonably requested by and satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. No Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Revolving Commitments of any Existing Revolving

 

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Tranche modified to constitute Extended Revolving Commitments pursuant to any Revolving Extension Request. Any Extended Revolving Commitments of any Extension Tranche shall constitute a separate Tranche and Class of Revolving Commitments from the Existing Revolving Tranche from which they were modified. If, on any Extension Date, any Revolving Loans of any Extending Lender are outstanding under the applicable Existing Revolving Tranche, such Revolving Loans (and any related participations) shall be deemed to be allocated as Extended Revolving Loans (and related participations) and Existing Revolving Loans (and related participations) in the same proportion as such Extending Lender’s Extended Revolving Commitments bear to its remaining Revolving Commitments of the Existing Revolving Tranche.

Borrower shall provide the applicable Extension Request at least five (5) Business Days prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Tranche are requested to respond (or such shorter period as is agreed to by Administrative Agent in its sole discretion). Any Lender (an “Extending Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Term Loans or Revolving Commitments of the Existing Tranche subject to such Extension Request modified to constitute Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, shall notify Administrative Agent (an “Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Term Loans or Revolving Commitments of the Existing Tranche that it has elected to modify to constitute Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable. In the event that the aggregate amount of Term Loans or Revolving Commitments of the Existing Tranche subject to Extension Elections exceeds the amount of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, requested pursuant to the Extension Request, Term Loans or Revolving Commitments subject to such Extension Elections shall be modified to constitute Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, on a pro rata basis based on the amount of Term Loans or Revolving Commitments included in such Extension Elections. Borrower shall have the right to withdraw any Extension Request upon written notice to Administrative Agent in the event that the aggregate amount of Term Loans or Revolving Commitments of the Existing Tranche subject to such Extension Request is less than the amount of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, requested pursuant to such Election Request.

Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, shall be established pursuant to an amendment (an “Extension Amendment”) to this Agreement (which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit Q or Exhibit R to this Agreement, as applicable, or, in each case, such other form as is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent). Each Extension Amendment shall be executed by Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Extending Lenders (it being understood that such Extension Amendment shall not require the consent of any Lender other than (A) the Extending Lenders with respect to the Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable, established thereby, (B) with respect to any extension of the Revolving Commitments that results in an extension of an L/C Lender’s obligations with respect to Letters of Credit, the consent of such L/C Lender and (C) with respect to any extension of the Revolving Commitments that results in an extension of the Swingline Lender’s obligations with respect to Swingline Loans, the Swingline Lender). An Extension Amendment may, subject to Sections 2.13(a) and (b), without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or advisable, in the reasonable opinion of Administrative Agent and Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.13 (including, without limitation, (A) amendments to Section 2.04(b)(iii) and Section 2.09(b)(i) to permit reductions of Tranches of Revolving Commitments (and prepayments of the related Revolving Loans) with an R/C Maturity Date prior to the R/C Maturity Date applicable to a Tranche of Extended Revolving Commitments without a concurrent reduction of such Tranche of Extended Revolving Commitments and (B) such other technical amendments as may be necessary or advisable, in the reasonable opinion of Administrative Agent and Borrower, to give effect to the terms and provisions of any Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, as applicable).

 

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Defaulting Lender Provisions.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if a Lender becomes, and during the period it remains, a Defaulting Lender, the following provisions shall apply:

the L/C Liabilities and the participations in outstanding Swingline Loan of such Defaulting Lender will, subject to the limitation in the first proviso below, automatically be reallocated (effective on the day such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender) among the Non-Defaulting Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitments; provided that (i) the sum of each Non-Defaulting Lender’s total Revolving Exposure may not in any event exceed the Revolving Commitment of such Non-Defaulting Lender as in effect at the time of such reallocation, (ii) subject to Section 13.21, neither such reallocation nor any payment by a Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant thereto will constitute a waiver or release of any claim Borrower, Administrative Agent, any L/C Lender, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender or cause such Defaulting Lender to be a Non-Defaulting Lender and (iii) the conditions set forth in Section 7.02(a) are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time);

to the extent that any portion (the “un-reallocated portion”) of the Defaulting Lender’s L/C Liabilities and participations in outstanding Swingline Loan cannot be so reallocated, whether by reason of the first proviso in clause (a) above or otherwise, Borrower will, not later than three (3) Business Days after demand by Administrative Agent (at the direction of any L/C Lender and/or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be), (i) Cash Collateralize the obligations of Borrower to the L/C Lender and the Swingline Lender in respect of such L/C Liabilities or participations in outstanding Swingline Loans, as the case may be, in an amount at least equal to the aggregate amount of the un-reallocated portion of such L/C Liabilities or participations in any outstanding Swingline Loans, or (ii) in the case of such participations in any outstanding Swingline Loans, prepay (subject to clause (c) below) and/or Cash Collateralize in full the un-reallocated portion thereof, or (iii) make other arrangements satisfactory to Administrative Agent, and to the applicable L/C Lender and the Swingline Lender, as the case may be, in their sole discretion to protect them against the risk of non-payment by such Defaulting Lender;

Borrower shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender under Section 2.05(a); and

any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article 11 or otherwise) or received by Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 4.07 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any L/C Lender or Swingline Lender hereunder; third, if so determined by Administrative Agent or requested by the applicable L/C Lender or Swingline Lender, to be held as Cash Collateral for future funding obligations of that Defaulting Lender of any participation in any Letter of Credit or any Swingline Loan, as applicable; fourth, as Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by Administrative Agent and Borrower, to be held in a non-interest bearing deposit account and released pro rata in order to satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the L/C Lender or Swingline Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any L/C Lender or the Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C

 

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Liabilities in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 7.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Liabilities owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Liabilities owed to, such Defaulting Lender. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.14(a)(iv) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

Cure. If Borrower, Administrative Agent, each L/C Lender and the Swingline Lender agree in writing in their discretion that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any amounts then held in the segregated account referred to in Section 2.14(a)), (x) such Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par such portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders and/or make such other adjustments as Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Revolving Exposure, L/C Liabilities and participations in any outstanding Swingline Loans of the Lenders to be on a pro rata basis in accordance with their respective Commitments, whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender and will be a Non-Defaulting Lender (and such exposure of each Lender will automatically be adjusted on a prospective basis to reflect the foregoing); provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of Borrower while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender, and (y) all Cash Collateral provided pursuant to Section 2.14(a)(ii) shall thereafter be promptly returned to Borrower.

Certain Fees. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, during such period as a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender will not be entitled to any fees accruing during such period pursuant to Section 2.05 or Section 2.03(h) (without prejudice to the rights of the Non-Defaulting Lenders in respect of such fees), provided that (i) to the extent that all or a portion of the L/C Liability or the participations in outstanding Swingline Loans of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated to the Non-Defaulting Lenders pursuant to Section 2.14, such fees that would have accrued for the benefit of such Defaulting Lender will instead accrue for the benefit of and be payable to such Non-Defaulting Lenders, pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitments, and (ii) to the extent that all or any portion of such L/C Liability or participations in any outstanding Swingline Loans cannot be so reallocated, such fees will instead accrue for the benefit of and be payable to the L/C Lender and the Swingline Lender, as applicable, except to the extent of any un-reallocated portion that is Cash Collateralized (and the pro rata payment provisions of Section 4.02 will automatically be deemed adjusted to reflect the provisions of this Section 2.14(c)).

Refinancing Amendments.

At any time after the Closing Date, Borrower may obtain Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of all or any portion of the Term Loans and the Revolving Loans (or unused Revolving Commitments) then outstanding under this Agreement (which for purposes of this clause (a) will be deemed to include any then outstanding Other Term Loans, Incremental Term Loans, Other Revolving Loans or Incremental Revolving Loans), in the form of Other Term Loans, Other Term Loan Commitments, Other Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Commitments pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment; provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2.15 or otherwise, (1) the borrowing and repayment (except for (A) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Other Revolving Commitments (and related outstandings), (B) repayments required upon the maturity date of the Other Revolving Commitments or any other Tranche of Revolving Commitments and (C) repayment made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of commitments (subject to clause (3) below)) of Loans with respect to Other Revolving Commitments after the date of obtaining any Other Revolving Commitments shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Commitments (subject to clause (3) below), (2) the permanent repayment of Revolving Loans with respect to, and termination of, Other Revolving Commitments after the date of obtaining any

 

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Other Revolving Commitments shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Commitments, except that Borrower shall be permitted to permanently repay and terminate commitments of any Class with an earlier maturity date on a better than a pro rata basis as compared to any other Class with a later maturity date than such Class and (3) assignments and participations of Other Revolving Commitments and Other Revolving Loans shall be governed by the same assignment and participation provisions applicable to other Revolving Commitments and Revolving Loans. Each issuance of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness under this Section 2.15(a) shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is (x) not less than $5.0 million and (y) an integral multiple of $1.0 million in excess thereof.

The effectiveness of any such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness shall be subject solely to the satisfaction of the following conditions to the reasonable satisfaction of Administrative Agent: (i) any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments will have a maturity date that is not prior to the maturity date of the Revolving Loans (or unused Revolving Commitments) being refinanced; (ii) any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of Term Loans will have a maturity date that is not prior to the maturity date of, and a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is not shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Term Loans being refinanced (determined without giving effect to the impact of prepayments on amortization of Term Loans being refinanced); (iii) the aggregate principal amount of any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness shall not exceed the principal amount so refinanced, plus, accrued interest, plus, any premium or other payment required to be paid in connection with such refinancing, plus, the amount of reasonable and customary fees and expenses of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries incurred in connection with such refinancing, plus, any unutilized commitments thereunder; (iv) to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders of customary legal opinions and other documents; (v) to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, execution of amendments to the Mortgages by the applicable Credit Parties and Collateral Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent; (vi) to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, delivery to the Administrative Agent of title insurance endorsements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and (vii) execution of a Refinancing Amendment by the Credit Parties, Administrative Agent and Lenders providing such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness.

The Loans and Commitments established pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall constitute Loans and Commitments under, and shall be entitled to all the benefits afforded by, this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, and shall, without limiting the foregoing, benefit equally and ratably from the Guarantees and security interests created by the Security Documents. The Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR shall take any actions reasonably required by Administrative Agent to ensure and/or demonstrate that the Lien and security interests granted by the Security Documents continue to secure all the Obligations and continue to be perfected under the UCC or otherwise after giving effect to the applicable Refinancing Amendment.

Upon the effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment pursuant to this Section 2.15, any Person providing the corresponding Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness that was not a Lender hereunder immediately prior to such time shall become a Lender hereunder. Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of such Refinancing Amendment, and (i) in the case of any Other Revolving Commitments resulting from such Refinancing Amendment, the Total Revolving Commitments under, and for all purpose of this Agreement, shall be increased by the aggregate amount of such Other Revolving Commitments (net of any existing Revolving Commitments being refinanced by such Refinancing Amendment), (ii) any Other Revolving Loans resulting from such Refinancing Amendment shall be deemed to be additional Revolving Loans hereunder, (iii) any Other Term Loans resulting from such Refinancing Amendment shall be deemed to be Term Loans hereunder (to the extent funded) and (iv) any Other Term Loan Commitments resulting from such Refinancing Amendment shall be deemed to be Term Loan Commitments hereunder. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Borrower, Collateral Agent and Administrative Agent may (and each of Collateral Agent and Administrative Agent are authorized by each other Secured Party to) execute such amendments and/or amendments and restatements of any Credit Documents as may be necessary or advisable to effectuate the provisions of this Section 2.15. Such amendments may include provisions allowing any Other Term Loans to be treated on the same basis as Term B Facility Loans in connection with declining prepayments.

 

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Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that, upon the effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment, this Agreement shall be deemed amended to the extent (but only to the extent) necessary to reflect the existence and terms of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness incurred pursuant thereto (including any amendments necessary to treat the Loans and Commitments subject thereto as Other Term Loans, Other Term Loan Commitments, Other Revolving Loans and/or Other Revolving Commitments). Any Refinancing Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of Administrative Agent and Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.15. This Section 2.15 shall supersede any provisions in Section 4.02, 4.07(b) or 13.04 to the contrary.

To the extent the Revolving Commitments are being refinanced on the effective date of any Refinancing Amendment, then each of the Revolving Lenders having a Revolving Commitment prior to the effective date of such Refinancing Amendment (such Revolving Lenders the “Pre-Refinancing Revolving Lenders”) shall assign or transfer to any Revolving Lender which is acquiring an Other Revolving Commitment on the effective date of such amendment (the “Post-Refinancing Revolving Lenders”), and such Post-Refinancing Revolving Lenders shall purchase from each such Pre-Refinancing Revolving Lender, at the principal amount thereof, such interests in Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, the related Revolving Commitments) outstanding on the effective date of such Refinancing Amendment as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments or transfers and purchases, such Revolving Loans and participation interests in such L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans will be held by Pre-Refinancing Revolving Lenders and Post-Refinancing Revolving Lenders ratably in accordance with their Revolving Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments, as applicable, after giving effect to such Refinancing Amendment (and after giving effect to any Revolving Loans made on the effective date of such Refinancing Amendment). Such assignments or transfers and purchases shall be made pursuant to such procedures as may be designated by Administrative Agent and shall not be required to be effectuated in accordance with Section 13.05. For the avoidance of doubt, Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans assigned or transferred and purchased pursuant to this Section 2.15(f) shall, upon receipt thereof by the relevant Post-Increase Revolving Lenders, be deemed to be Other Revolving Loans and participation interests in L/C Liabilities and Swingline Loans in respect of the relevant Other Revolving Commitments acquired by such Post-Increase Revolving Lenders on the relevant amendment effective date and the terms of such Revolving Loans and participation interests (including, without limitation, the interest rate and maturity applicable thereto) shall be adjusted accordingly.

Cash Collateral.

Certain Credit Support Events. Without limiting any other requirements herein to provide Cash Collateral, if (i) any L/C Lender has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit and such drawing has resulted in an extension of credit hereunder which has not been refinanced as a Revolving Loan or reimbursed, in each case, in accordance with Section 2.03(d) or (ii) Borrower shall be required to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 11.01, Borrower shall, within one (1) Business Day (in the case of clause (i) above) or immediately (in the case of clause (ii) above) following any request by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Lender, provide Cash Collateral in an amount not less than the applicable Minimum Collateral Amount.

Grant of Security Interest. Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Lenders and the Lenders, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all other property so provided as Cash Collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral (including Cash Collateral provided in accordance with Sections 2.01(e), 2.03, 2.10(b)(ii), 2.10(c), 2.10(e), 2.14, 2.16 or 11.01) may be applied pursuant to Section 2.16(c). If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is

 

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subject to any right or claim of any Person prior to the right or claim of the Administrative Agent or the L/C Lenders as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, Borrower will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral provided by any Defaulting Lenders). All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at the Administrative Agent or as otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent. Borrower shall pay on demand therefor from time to time all customary account opening, activity and other administrative fees and charges in connection with the maintenance and disbursement of Cash Collateral in accordance with the account agreement governing such deposit account.

Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.16 or Sections 2.01(e), 2.03, 2.10(c), 2.10(e), 2.14 or 11.01 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Liabilities, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation), participations in Swingline Loans and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.

Release. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce un-reallocated portions or to secure other obligations shall, so long as no Event of Default then exists, be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable un-reallocated portion or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, the assignment of such Defaulting Lender’s Loans and Commitments to a Replacement Lender)) or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Lenders that there exists excess Cash Collateral (which, in any event, shall exist at any time that the aggregate amount of Cash Collateral exceeds the Minimum Collateral Amount); provided, however, (x) any such release shall be without prejudice to, and any disbursement or other transfer of Cash Collateral shall be and remain subject to, any other Lien conferred under the Credit Documents and the other applicable provisions of the Credit Documents, and (y) Borrower and the L/C Issuer may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated un-reallocated portions or other obligations.

PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST

Repayment of Loans.

Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans. Borrower hereby promises to pay (i) to Administrative Agent for the account of each applicable Revolving Lender on each R/C Maturity Date, the entire outstanding principal amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loans of the applicable Tranche, and each such Revolving Loan shall mature on the R/C Maturity Date applicable to such Tranche and (ii) to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan on the earlier of the first R/C Maturity Date after such Swingline Loan is made and the first date after such Swingline Loan is made that is the 15th or last day of a calendar month and is at least two Business Days after such Swingline Loan is made; provided, however, that on each date that a Revolving Borrowing is made, Borrower shall repay all Swingline Loans that were outstanding on the date such Borrowing was requested.

Term A Facility Loans. Borrower hereby promises to pay to Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders with Term A Facility Loans made on the Closing Date in repayment of the principal of such Term A Facility Loans, on each date set forth on Annex C, that principal amount of such Term A Facility Loans, to the extent then outstanding, as is set forth opposite such date (subject to adjustment for any prepayments made under Section 2.09 or Section 2.10 or Section 2.11(b) or Section 13.04(b)(B) or as provided in Section 2.12, in Section 2.13 or in Section 2.15), and the remaining principal amount of such Term A Facility Loans on the Term A Facility Maturity Date.

 

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Term B Facility Loans. Borrower hereby promises to pay to Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders with Term B Facility Loans in repayment of the principal of such Term B Facility Loans, (i) on the last Business Day of each fiscal quarter (commencing with the first full fiscal quarter following the Closing Date), an aggregate amount equal to 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of all Term B Facility Loans outstanding on the Closing Date (subject to adjustment for any prepayments made under Section 2.09 or Section 2.10 or Section 2.11(b) or Section 13.04(b)(B) or as provided in Section 2.12, in Section 2.13 or in Section 2.15) and (ii) the remaining principal amount of Term B Facility Loans on the Term B Facility Maturity Date.

New Term Loans; Extended Term Loans; Other Term Loans. New Term Loans shall mature in installments as specified in the related Incremental Joinder Agreement pursuant to which such New Term Loans were made, subject, however, to Section 2.12(b). Extended Term Loans shall mature in installments as specified in the applicable Extension Amendment pursuant to which such Extended Term Loans were established, subject, however, to Section 2.13(a). Other Term Loans shall mature in installments as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment pursuant to which such Other Term Loans were established, subject, however, to Section 2.15(a).

Term A-3 Facility Loans. Borrower hereby promises to pay to Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders with Term A-3 Facility Loans (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Incremental Term A-3 Loans (as defined in the Third Amendment) made on the Third Amendment Effective Date and the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans made on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date), on each date set forth on Annex C, that principal amount of such Term A-3 Facility Loans (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Incremental Term A-3 Loans (as defined in the Third Amendment) made on the Third Amendment Effective Date and the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans made on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date), to the extent then outstanding, as is set forth opposite such date (subject to adjustment for any prepayments made under Section 2.09 or Section 2.10 or Section 2.11(b) or Section 13.04(b)(B) or as provided in Section 2.12, in Section 2.13 or in Section 2.15), and the remaining principal amount of such Term A-3 Facility Loans (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Incremental Term A-3 Loans (as defined in the Third Amendment) made on the Third Amendment Effective Date and the Fourth Amendment Incremental Term A-3 Facility Loans made on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date) on the Term A Facility Maturity Date.

(b)      Term A-4 Facility Loans. Borrower hereby promises to pay to Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders with Term A-4 Facility Loans, on each date set forth on Annex D, that principal amount of such Term A-4 Facility Loans, to the extent then outstanding, as is set forth opposite such date (subject to adjustment for any prepayments made under Section 2.09 or Section 2.10 or Section 2.11(b) or Section 13.04(b)(B) or as provided in Section 2.12, in Section 2.13 or in Section 2.15), and the remaining principal amount of such Term A-4 Facility Loans on the Term A-4 Facility Maturity Date.

Interest.

Borrower hereby promises to pay to Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Loan made or maintained by such Lender to Borrower for the period from and including the date of such Loan to but excluding the date such Loan shall be paid in full at the following rates per annum:

during such periods as such Loan (including each Swingline Loan) is an ABR Loan, the Alternate Base Rate (as in effect from time to time), plus the Applicable Margin applicable to such Loan, and

during such periods as such Loan is a LIBOR Loan, for each Interest Period relating thereto, the LIBO Rate for such Loan for such Interest Period, plus the Applicable Margin applicable to such Loan.

 

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To the extent permitted by Law:

upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 11.01(b), 11.01(c), 11.01(g) or Section 11.01(h), all Obligations shall automatically and without any action by any Person, bear interest at the Default Rate; and

upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any other Event of Default, at the written direction of the Required Lenders, all Obligations shall bear interest at the Default Rate.

Interest which accrues under this paragraph shall be payable on demand.

Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable (i) in the case of each ABR Loan (including Swingline Loans), (x) quarterly in arrears on each Quarterly Date, (y) on the date of any repayment or prepayment in full of all outstanding ABR Loans of any Tranche of Loans (or of any Swingline Loan) (but only on the principal amount so repaid or prepaid), and (z) at maturity (whether by acceleration or otherwise) and, after such maturity, on demand, and (ii) in the case of each LIBOR Loan, (x) on the last day of each Interest Period applicable thereto and, if such Interest Period is longer than three months, on each date occurring at three-month intervals after the first day of such Interest Period, (y) on the date of any repayment or prepayment thereof or the conversion of such Loan to a Loan of another Type (but only on the principal amount so paid, prepaid or converted) and (z) at maturity (whether by acceleration or otherwise) and, after such maturity, on demand. Promptly after the determination of any interest rate provided for herein or any change therein, Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Lenders to which such interest is payable and to Borrower.

PAYMENTS; PRO RATA TREATMENT; COMPUTATIONS; ETC.

Payments.

All payments of principal, interest, Reimbursement Obligations and other amounts to be made by Borrower under this Agreement and the Notes, and, except to the extent otherwise provided therein, all payments to be made by the Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR under any other Credit Document, shall be made in Dollars, in immediately available funds, without deduction, set-off or counterclaim, to Administrative Agent at its account at the Principal Office, not later than 2:00 p.m., New York time, on the date on which such payment shall become due (each such payment made after such time on such due date may, at the discretion of Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day). Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof.

Borrower shall, at the time of making each payment under this Agreement or any Note for the account of any Lender, specify (in accordance with Sections 2.09 and 2.10, if applicable) to Administrative Agent (which shall so notify the intended recipient(s) thereof) or, in the case of Swingline Loans, to the Swingline Lender, the Class and Type of Loans, Reimbursement Obligations or other amounts payable by Borrower hereunder to which such payment is to be applied.

Except to the extent otherwise provided in the third sentence of Section 2.03(h), each payment received by Administrative Agent or by any L/C Lender (directly or through Administrative Agent) under this Agreement or any Note for the account of any Lender shall be paid by Administrative Agent or by such L/C Lender (through Administrative Agent), as the case may be, to such Lender, in immediately available funds, (x) if the payment was actually received by Administrative Agent or by such L/C Lender (directly or through Administrative Agent), as the case may be, prior to 12:00 p.m. (Noon), New York time on any day, on such day and (y) if the payment was actually received by Administrative Agent or by such L/C Lender (directly or through Administrative Agent), as the case may be, after 12:00 p.m. (Noon), New York time, on any day, by 1:00 p.m., New York time, on the following Business Day (it being understood that to the extent that any such payment is not made in full by Administrative Agent or by

 

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such L/C Lender (through Administrative Agent), as the case may be, Administrative Agent or such Lender (through Administrative Agent), as applicable, shall pay to such Lender, upon demand, interest at the Federal Funds Effective Rate from the date such amount was required to be paid to such Lender pursuant to the foregoing clauses until the date Administrative Agent or such L/C Lender (through Administrative Agent), as applicable, pays such Lender the full amount).

If the due date of any payment under this Agreement or any Note would otherwise fall on a day that is not a Business Day, such date shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and interest shall be payable for any principal so extended for the period of such extension at the rate then borne by such principal.

Pro Rata Treatment. Except to the extent otherwise provided herein: (a) each borrowing of Loans of a particular Class from the Lenders under Section 2.01 shall be made from the relevant Lenders, each payment of commitment fees under Section 2.05 in respect of Commitments of a particular Class shall be made for the account of the relevant Lenders, and each termination or reduction of the amount of the Commitments of a particular Class under Section 2.04 shall be applied to the respective Commitments of such Class of the relevant Lenders pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Commitments of such Class; (b) except as otherwise provided in Section 5.04, LIBOR Loans of any Class having the same Interest Period shall be allocated pro rata among the relevant Lenders according to the amounts of their respective Revolving Commitments and Term Loan Commitments (in the case of the making of Loans) or their respective Revolving Loans and Term Loans (in the case of conversions and continuations of Loans); (c) except as otherwise provided in Section 2.09(b), Section 2.10(b), Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 2.14, Section 2.15, Section 13.04 or Section 13.05(d), each payment or prepayment of principal of any Class of Revolving Loans or of any particular Class of Term Loans shall be made for the account of the relevant Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid outstanding principal amounts of the Loans of such Class held by them; and (d) except as otherwise provided in Section 2.09(b), Section 2.10(b), Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 2.14, Section 2.15, Section 13.04 or Section 13.05(d), each payment of interest on Revolving Loans and Term Loans shall be made for the account of the relevant Lenders pro rata in accordance with the amounts of interest on such Loans then due and payable to the respective Lenders; and (e) except as otherwise provided in Section 2.09(b)(ii) (with respect to rejecting Lenders), Section 2.10(b) (with respect to declining Lenders), Section 2.13 (with respect to accepting and declining Lenders), Section 2.14, Section 13.04(b) or Section 13.05(d), Borrower hereby agrees that each borrowing of, each payment or prepayment in respect of principal or interest of, each conversion of one Type of Loans to another Type of Loans, and the selection of Interest Periods in respect of, the Term A Facility Loans and the Term A-3 Facility Loans shall, in each case, be allocated pro rata between the Term A Facility Loans and the Term A-3 Facility Loans according to the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Term A Facility Loans and Term A-3 Facility Loans..

Computations. Interest on LIBOR Loans, commitment fees and Letter of Credit fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and actual days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day) occurring in the period for which such amounts are payable and interest on ABR Loans and Reimbursement Obligations shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day) occurring in the period for which such amounts are payable.

Minimum Amounts. Except for mandatory prepayments made pursuant to Section 2.10 and conversions or prepayments made pursuant to Section 5.04, and Borrowings made to pay Reimbursement Obligations, each Borrowing, conversion and partial prepayment of principal of Loans shall be in an amount at least equal to (a) in the case of Term Loans, $5.0 million with respect to ABR Loans and $5.0 million with respect to LIBOR Loans and in multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the remaining Term Loans and (b) in the case of Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, $2.5 million with respect to ABR Loans and $2.5 million with respect to LIBOR Loans and in multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof (borrowings, conversions or prepayments of or into Loans of different Types or, in the case of LIBOR Loans, having different Interest Periods at the same time hereunder to be deemed separate borrowings, conversions and prepayments for purposes of the foregoing, one for each Type or Interest Period) or, if less, the remaining Revolving Loans. Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, the aggregate

 

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principal amount of LIBOR Loans having the same Interest Period shall be in an amount at least equal to $1.0 million and in multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof and, if any LIBOR Loans or portions thereof would otherwise be in a lesser principal amount for any period, such Loans or portions, as the case may be, shall be ABR Loans during such period.

Certain Notices. Notices by Borrower to Administrative Agent (or, in the case of repayment of the Swingline Loans, to the Swingline Lender) of terminations or reductions of the Commitments, of Borrowings, conversions, continuations and optional prepayments of Loans and of Classes of Loans, of Types of Loans and of the duration of Interest Periods shall be irrevocable and shall be effective only if received by Administrative Agent (or, in the case of Swingline Loans, the Swingline Lender) by telephone not later than 1:00 p.m., New York time (promptly followed by written notice via facsimile or electronic mail), on at least the number of Business Days prior to the date of the relevant termination, reduction, Borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment or the first day of such Interest Period specified in the table below (unless otherwise agreed to by Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), provided that Borrower may make any such notice conditional upon the occurrence of a Person’s acquisition or sale or any incurrence of indebtedness or issuance of Equity Interests.

NOTICE PERIODS

 

Notice

   Number of
Business Days Prior

Termination or reduction of Commitments

   3

Borrowing or optional prepayment of, or conversions into, ABR Loans

   1

Borrowing or optional prepayment of, conversions into, continuations as, or duration of Interest Periods for, LIBOR Loans

   3

Borrowing or repayment of Swingline Loans

   same day

Each such notice of termination or reduction shall specify the amount and the Class of the Commitments to be terminated or reduced. Each such notice of Borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment shall specify the Class of Loans to be borrowed, converted, continued or prepaid and the amount (subject to Section 4.04) and Type of each Loan to be borrowed, converted, continued or prepaid and the date of borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment (which shall be a Business Day). Each such notice of the duration of an Interest Period shall specify the Loans to which such Interest Period is to relate. Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Lenders of the contents of each such notice. In the event that Borrower fails to select the Type of Loan within the time period and otherwise as provided in this Section 4.05, such Loan (if outstanding as a LIBOR Loan) will be automatically converted into an ABR Loan on the last day of the then current Interest Period for such Loan or (if outstanding as an ABR Loan) will remain as, or (if not then outstanding) will be made as, an ABR Loan. In the event that Borrower has elected to borrow or convert Loans into LIBOR Loans but fails to select the duration of any Interest Period for any LIBOR Loans within the time period and otherwise as provided in this Section 4.05, such LIBOR Loan shall have an Interest Period of one month.

Non-Receipt of Funds by Administrative Agent.

Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of LIBOR Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of ABR Loans, prior to 12:00 noon on the date of such Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in

 

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accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Borrowing of ABR Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the Federal Funds Effective Rate, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by Borrower, the interest rate applicable to ABR Loans. If Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to Borrower the amount of such interest paid by Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Lenders hereunder that Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the L/C Lenders, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the L/C Lenders, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or L/C Lender, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the Federal Funds Effective Rate. A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

Right of Setoff, Sharing of Payments; Etc.

If any Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Credit Party agrees that, in addition to (and without limitation of) any right of setoff, banker’s lien or counterclaim a Lender may otherwise have, each Lender shall be entitled, at its option (to the fullest extent permitted by law), subject to obtaining the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, to set off and apply any deposit (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final), or other indebtedness, held by it for the credit or account of such Credit Party at any of its offices, in Dollars or in any other currency, against any principal of or interest on any of such Lender’s Loans, Reimbursement Obligations or any other amount payable to such Lender hereunder that is not paid when due (regardless of whether such deposit or other indebtedness is then due to such Credit Party), in which case it shall promptly notify such Credit Party thereof; provided, however, that such Lender’s failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity thereof; and provided further that no such right of setoff, banker’s lien or counterclaim shall apply to any funds held for further distribution to any Governmental Authority.

Each of the Lenders agrees that, if it should receive (other than pursuant to Section 2.09(b), Section 2.10(b), Section 2.11, Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 2.15, Article V, Section 13.04 or Section 13.05(d) or as otherwise specifically provided herein or in the Engagement Letters) any amount hereunder (whether by voluntary payment, by realization upon security, by the exercise of the right of setoff or banker’s lien, by counterclaim or cross action, by the enforcement of any right under the Credit Documents (including any guarantee), or otherwise) which is applicable to the payment of the principal of, or interest on, the Loans, Reimbursement Obligations or fees, the sum of which with respect to the related sum or sums received by other Lenders is in a greater proportion than the total of such amounts then owed and due to such Lender bears to the total of such amounts then owed and due to all of the Lenders immediately prior to such receipt, then such Lender receiving such excess payment shall purchase for cash without recourse or warranty from the other Lenders an interest in the Obligations to such Lenders in such amount as shall

 

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result in a proportional participation by all of the Lenders in such amount; provided, however, that if all or any portion of such excess amount is thereafter recovered from such Lender, such purchase shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, but without interest. Borrower consents to the foregoing arrangements.

Borrower agrees that any Lender so purchasing such a participation may exercise all rights of setoff, banker’s lien, counterclaim or similar rights with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct holder of Loans or other amounts (as the case may be) owing to such Lender in the amount of such participation.

Nothing contained herein shall require any Lender to exercise any such right or shall affect the right of any Lender to exercise, and retain the benefits of exercising, any such right with respect to any other Indebtedness or obligation of any Credit Party, Holding Company or RRR. If, under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, any Lender receives a secured claim in lieu of a setoff to which this Section 4.07 applies, such Lender shall, to the extent practicable, exercise its rights in respect of such secured claim in a manner consistent with the rights of the Lenders entitled under this Section 4.07 to share in the benefits of any recovery on such secured claim.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 4.07, in the event that any Defaulting Lender exercises any right of setoff, (i) all amounts so set off will be paid over immediately to Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.14 and, pending such payment, will be segregated by such Defaulting Lender from its other funds and deemed held in trust for the benefit of Administrative Agent, each L/C Lender, the Swingline Lender and the Lenders and (ii) the Defaulting Lender will provide promptly to Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff.

YIELD PROTECTION, ETC.

Additional Costs.

If any Change in Law shall:

subject any Lender to any tax of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Agreement, any Note, any Letter of Credit or any Lender’s participation therein, any L/C Document or any Loan made by it, any deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto or change the basis of taxation of payments to such Lender in respect thereof by any Governmental Authority (except for any Covered Taxes or Excluded Taxes);

impose, modify or hold applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets held by, deposits or other liabilities in or for the account of, advances, loans or other extensions of credit by, or any other acquisition of funds by, any office of such Lender, in each case, that is not otherwise included in the determination of the LIBO Rate hereunder; or

impose on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or LIBOR Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing is to materially increase the cost to such Lender or L/C Lender of making, converting into, continuing or maintaining LIBOR Loans (or of maintaining its obligation to make any LIBOR Loans) or issuing, maintaining or participating in Letters of Credit (or maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), then, in any such case, Borrower shall, within 10 days of written demand therefor, pay such

 

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Lender or L/C Lender any additional amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or L/C Lender for such increased cost. If any Lender or L/C Lender becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this subsection, it shall promptly notify Borrower, through Administrative Agent, of the event by reason of which it has become so entitled.

A certificate as to any additional amounts setting forth the calculation of such additional amounts pursuant to this Section 5.01 submitted by such Lender or L/C Lender, through Administrative Agent, to Borrower shall be conclusive in the absence of clearly demonstrable error. Without limiting the survival of any other covenant hereunder, this Section 5.01 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Notes and all other Obligations payable hereunder.

In the event that any Lender shall have determined that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or any Lending Office of such Lender or the Lender’s holding company with regard to capital or liquidity requirements, does or shall have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such holding company’s capital as a consequence of its obligations hereunder, the Commitments of such Lender, the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans held by such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Lender, to a level below that which such Lender or such holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time, after submission by such Lender or Borrower (with a copy to Administrative Agent) of a written request therefor (setting forth in reasonable detail the amount payable to the affected Lender and the basis for such request), Borrower shall promptly pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender for such reduction.

Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section 5.01 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided, however, that Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section 5.01 for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than ninety (90) days prior to the date that such Lender notifies Borrower of the change in law giving rise to such increased costs incurred or reductions suffered and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided, further, that if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 90-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

Inability to Determine Interest Rate. If prior to the first day of any Interest Period: (a) Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive and binding upon Borrower) that, by reason of circumstances affecting the relevant market, adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the LIBO Base Rate for such Interest Period or (b) Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Required Lenders that Dollar deposits are not available in the relevant amount and for the relevant Interest Period available to the Required Lenders in the London interbank market or (c) the Required Lenders determine that the LIBO Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBOR Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such LIBOR Loans (in each case, “Impacted Loans”), Administrative Agent shall give electronic mail or telephonic notice thereof to Borrower and the Lenders as soon as practicable thereof. If such notice is given, (x) any LIBOR Loans requested to be made on the first day of such Interest Period shall be made as ABR Loans, (y) any Loans that were to have been converted on the first day of such Interest Period to LIBOR Loans shall be converted to, or continued as, ABR Loans and (z) any outstanding LIBOR Loans shall be converted, on the first day of such Interest Period, to ABR Loans. Until such notice has been withdrawn by Administrative Agent (which the Administrative Agent agrees to do if the circumstances giving rise to such notice cease to exist), no further LIBOR Loans shall be made, or continued as such, nor shall Borrower have the right to convert Loans to, LIBOR Loans.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if there are Impacted Loans as provided above, the Administrative Agent, in consultation with Borrower and the affected Lenders, may establish an alternative interest rate for the Impacted Loans, in which case, such alternative rate of interest shall apply with respect to the Impacted Loans (to the extent Borrower does not elect to maintain such Impacted Loans as ABR Loans) until (1) the Administrative Agent revokes the notice

 

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delivered with respect to the Impacted Loans (which the Administrative Agent agrees to do if the circumstances giving rise to Impacted Loans cease to exist), (2) the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent and Borrower that such alternative interest rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding the Impacted Loans, or (3) any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for such Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to such alternative rate of interest or to determine or charge interest rates based upon such rate or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to do any of the foregoing and provides the Administrative Agent and Borrower written notice thereof.

Illegality. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in the event that any change after the date hereof in any Requirement of Law or in the interpretation or application thereof shall make it unlawful for any Lender or its Applicable Lending Office to honor its obligation to make or maintain LIBOR Loans or issue Letters of Credit hereunder (and, in the sole opinion of such Lender, the designation of a different Applicable Lending Office would either not avoid such unlawfulness or would be disadvantageous to such Lender), then such Lender shall promptly notify Borrower thereof (with a copy to Administrative Agent) and such Lender’s obligation to make or continue, or to convert Loans of any other Type into, LIBOR Loans or issue Letters of Credit shall be suspended until such time as such Lender or L/C Lender may again make and maintain LIBOR Loans or issue Letters of Credit (in which case the provisions of Section 5.04 shall be applicable).

Treatment of Affected Loans. If the obligation of any Lender to make LIBOR Loans or to continue, or to convert ABR Loans into, LIBOR Loans shall be suspended pursuant to Section 5.03, such Lender’s LIBOR Loans shall be automatically converted into ABR Loans on the last day(s) of the then current Interest Period(s) for such LIBOR Loans (or on such earlier date as such Lender may specify to Borrower with a copy to Administrative Agent as is required by law) and, unless and until such Lender gives notice as provided below that the circumstances specified in Section 5.03 which gave rise to such conversion no longer exist:

to the extent that such Lender’s LIBOR Loans have been so converted, all payments and prepayments of principal which would otherwise be applied to such Lender’s LIBOR Loans shall be applied instead to its ABR Loans; and

all Loans which would otherwise be made or continued by such Lender as LIBOR Loans shall be made or continued instead as ABR Loans and all ABR Loans of such Lender which would otherwise be converted into LIBOR Loans shall remain as ABR Loans.

If such Lender gives notice to Borrower with a copy to Administrative Agent that the circumstances specified in Section 5.03 which gave rise to the conversion of such Lender’s LIBOR Loans pursuant to this Section 5.04 no longer exist (which such Lender agrees to do promptly upon such circumstances ceasing to exist) at a time when LIBOR Loans are outstanding, such Lender’s ABR Loans shall be automatically converted, on the first day(s) of the next succeeding Interest Period(s) for such outstanding LIBOR Loans, to the extent necessary so that, after giving effect thereto, all Loans held by the Lenders holding LIBOR Loans and by such Lender are held pro rata (as to principal amounts, Types and Interest Periods) in accordance with their respective Commitments.

Compensation.

Borrower agrees to indemnify each Lender and to hold each Lender harmless from any loss or expense (excluding any loss of profits or margin) which such Lender may sustain or incur as a consequence of (1) default by Borrower in payment when due of the principal amount of or interest on any LIBOR Loan, (2) default by Borrower in making a borrowing of, conversion into or continuation of LIBOR Loans after Borrower has given a notice requesting the same in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, (3) Borrower making any prepayment other than on the date specified in the relevant prepayment notice, or (4) the conversion or the making of a payment or a

 

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prepayment (including any repayments or prepayments made pursuant to Sections 2.09 or 2.10 or as a result of an acceleration of Loans pursuant to Section 11.01 or as a result of the replacement of a Lender pursuant to Section 2.11 or 13.04(b)) of LIBOR Loans on a day which is not the last day of an Interest Period with respect thereto, including in each case, any such loss (excluding any loss of profits or margin) or expense arising from the reemployment of funds obtained by it or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained; provided that no such amounts under this Section 5.05(a) shall be payable by Borrower in connection with any termination in accordance with Section 2.12(b) of any Interest Period of one month or shorter.

For the purpose of calculation of all amounts payable to a Lender under this Section 5.05 each Lender shall be deemed to have actually funded its relevant LIBOR Loan through the purchase of a deposit bearing interest at the LIBO Base Rate in an amount equal to the amount of the LIBOR Loan and having a maturity comparable to the relevant Interest Period; provided, however, that each Lender may fund each of its LIBOR Loans in any manner it sees fit, and the foregoing assumption shall be utilized only for the calculation of amounts payable under this subsection. Any Lender requesting compensation pursuant to this Section 5.05 will furnish to Administrative Agent and Borrower a certificate setting forth the basis and amount of such request and such certificate, absent manifest error, shall be conclusive. Without limiting the survival of any other covenant hereunder, this covenant shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Obligations and all other amounts payable hereunder.

Net Payments.

Except as provided in this Section 5.06(a), all payments made by any Credit Party, each Holding Company and RRR hereunder or under any Note or any Guarantee will be made without setoff, counterclaim or other defense. Except as required by law, all such payments will be made free and clear of, and without deduction or withholding for, any present or future Taxes now or hereafter imposed by any Governmental Authority or taxing authority with respect to such payments (including Taxes imposed or asserted on amounts payable under this Section). If any Covered Taxes are so deducted or withheld, then the applicable Credit Party, each Holding Company and RRR agrees to increase the sum payable by such Credit Party, each Holding Company or RRR so that, after such deduction or withholding (including such deduction or withholding on account of Covered Taxes applicable to additional sums payable under this Section), such payment will not be less than the amount provided for herein or in such other Credit Document. The applicable withholding agent shall timely pay the amount of any Taxes deducted or withheld from a payment made by a Credit Party, each Holding Company or RRR hereunder or under any note or any Guarantee to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law. Borrower shall furnish to the Administrative Agent within 45 days after the date the payment of any Taxes is due pursuant to applicable law documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent evidencing such payment by the applicable Credit Party, each Holding Company or RRR. The Credit Parties, each Holding Company and RRR agree to jointly and severally indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each Lender, and reimburse such Lender upon its written request, for the amount of any Covered Taxes so levied or imposed and paid by such Lender (including Covered Taxes imposed or asserted on amounts payable under this Section) and for any other reasonable expenses arising therefrom, in each case, whether or not such Covered Taxes were correctly or legally imposed. Such written request shall include a certificate of such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail the basis of such request and such certificate, absent manifest error, shall be conclusive.

(i)    Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Credit Document shall deliver to Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission

 

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of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 5.06(b)(ii), (c), and (d) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender. If Administrative Agent is a U.S. Person, it shall deliver two executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 certifying that it is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax. Otherwise, Administrative Agent (including any successor Administrative Agent that is not a U.S. Person) shall deliver two duly completed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI (with respect to any payments to be received on its own behalf) and Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY (for all other payments) certifying that it is a “U.S. branch” and that the payments it receives for the account of others are not effectively connected with the conduct of its trade or business in the United States and that it is using such form as evidence of its agreement with the Credit Parties to be treated as a U.S. Person with respect to such payments (and the Credit Parties and Administrative Agent agree to so treat Administrative Agent as a U.S. Person with respect to such payments), with the effect that the Credit Parties can make payments to Administrative Agent without deduction or withholding of any Taxes imposed by the United States.

(ii)    Each Lender that is not a U.S. Person (a “Non-U.S. Lender”) agrees to the extent it is legally entitled to do so to deliver to Borrower and Administrative Agent on or prior to the Closing Date or, in the case of a Lender that is an assignee or transferee of an interest under this Agreement pursuant to Section 13.05 (unless the assigned or transferee Lender was already a Lender hereunder immediately prior to such assignment or transfer and was in compliance with this Section 5.06(b) as of the date of such assignment or transfer), on the date of such assignment or transfer to such Lender, (i) two accurate and complete original signed copies of the applicable Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 together with any applicable attachments certifying to such Lender’s entitlement to exemption from or reduction in the rate of United States withholding tax with respect to payments to be made under this Agreement, any other Credit Document or any Guarantee, or (ii) if the Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit E (any such certificate, a “Foreign Lender Certificate”) and (y) two accurate and complete original signed copies of the applicable Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 certifying to such Lender’s entitlement to the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 871(h) or 881(c) of the Code. Each Non-U.S. Lender, to the extent it is not the beneficial owner, shall deliver to Administrative Agent and to Borrower, on or prior to the Closing Date (in the case of each Lender listed on the signature pages hereof), on or prior to the date of the Assignment Agreement pursuant to which it becomes a Lender (in the case of each other Lender), or on such later date when such Lender ceases to act for its own account with respect to any portion of such sums paid or payable, and at such other times as may be necessary in the determination of Borrower or Administrative Agent, (i) two original copies of the forms or statements required to be provided by such Lender under this Section 5.06(b), properly completed and duly executed by such Lender, to establish the portion of any such sums paid or payable with respect to which such Lender acts for its own account and is not subject to United States withholding tax, and (ii) two original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY (or any successor forms) properly completed and duly executed by such Lender, together with the applicable Internal Revenue Service Form W-8, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D-1, D-2 or D-3, as applicable, and/or any other certification documents from each beneficial owner. In addition, each Lender agrees that from time to time after the Closing Date, when a lapse in time or change in circumstances renders the previous certification obsolete or inaccurate in any material respect, it will deliver to Borrower and Administrative Agent two new accurate and complete original signed copies of the applicable Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 and, as applicable, a Foreign Lender Certificate, as the case may be, and such other forms as may be required by applicable law in order to confirm or establish the entitlement of such Lender to a continued exemption from or reduction in United States withholding tax with respect to payments under this Agreement and any Note or any Guarantee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Lender shall be required to deliver any such form or certificate if a change in treaty, law or regulation has occurred prior to the date on which such delivery would otherwise be required that renders any such form or certificate inapplicable or would prevent the Lender from duly completing and delivering any such form or certificate with respect to it and such Lender so advises Borrower.

Each Lender and Administrative Agent that is a “United States person” (as such term is defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) shall deliver at the time(s) and in the manner(s) prescribed by applicable law, to Borrower

 

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and Administrative Agent (as applicable), a properly completed and duly executed Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, or any successor form, certifying that such Person is exempt from United States backup withholding Tax on payments made hereunder.

If a payment made to a Lender under any Credit Document would be subject to United States federal withholding tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to Borrower and Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by Borrower or Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by Borrower or Administrative Agent as may be necessary for Borrower and Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. For purposes of this Section 5.06(d), FATCA shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

In addition, Borrower agrees to (and shall timely) pay any present or future stamp or documentary taxes or any other similar charges or similar levies which arise from any payment made hereunder or under the Notes or from the execution, delivery, filing, recordation or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or the Notes (hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).

Any Lender claiming any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section 5.06 agrees to use (at the Credit Parties’ expense) reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions) to change the jurisdiction of its Applicable Lending Office if the making of such change would avoid the need for, or in the opinion of such Lender, materially reduce the amount of, any such additional amounts that may thereafter accrue and would not, in the sole judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender.

If (i) Administrative Agent or any Lender receives a cash refund in respect of an overpayment of Taxes from a Governmental Authority with respect to, and actually resulting from, an amount of Taxes actually paid to or on behalf of Administrative Agent or such Lender by Borrower or any other Credit Party, each Holding Company or RRR (a “Tax Benefit”) and (ii) Administrative Agent or such Lender determines in its good faith sole discretion that such Tax Benefit has been correctly paid by such Governmental Authority, and will not be required to be repaid to such Governmental Authority, then Administrative Agent or such Lender shall notify Borrower of such Tax Benefit and forward the proceeds of such Tax Benefit (or relevant portion thereof) to Borrower as reduced by any reasonable expense or liability incurred by Administrative Agent or such Lender in connection with obtaining such Tax Benefit; provided, however, that Borrower, upon the request of Administrative Agent or such Lender, agrees to repay the amount paid over to Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to Administrative Agent or such Lender in the event Administrative Agent or such Lender is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. This Section 5.06(g) shall not be construed to require Administrative Agent or any Lender to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to Borrower or any other Person. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event will any Lender be required to pay any amount to Borrower the payment of which would place such Lender in a less favorable net after-tax position than such Lender would have been in if the additional amounts giving rise to such refund of any Taxes had never been paid.

For purposes of this Section 5.06, the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.

 

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GUARANTEES

The Guarantees. Each (a) Guarantor, jointly and severally with each other Guarantor, hereby guarantees as primary obligor and not as surety to each Secured Party and its successors and assigns the prompt payment and performance in full when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration, demand or otherwise) of the principal of and interest (including any interest, fees, costs or charges that would accrue but for the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code after any bankruptcy or insolvency petition under the Bankruptcy Code) on the Loans made by the Lenders to, and the Notes held by each Lender of, Borrower, and (b) Credit Party, jointly and severally with each other Credit Party, hereby guarantees as primary obligor and not as surety to each Secured Party and its successors and assigns the prompt payment and performance in full when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of the principal of and interest (including any interest, fees, costs or charges that would accrue but for the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code after any bankruptcy or insolvency petition under the Bankruptcy Code) of all other Obligations from time to time owing to the Secured Parties by any other Credit Party under any Credit Document, any Swap Contract entered into with a Swap Provider or any Cash Management Agreement entered into with a Cash Management Bank, in each case now or hereinafter created, incurred or made, whether absolute or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated and strictly in accordance with the terms thereof; provided, that (i) the obligations guaranteed shall exclude obligations under any Swap Contract or Cash Management Agreements with respect to which the applicable Swap Provider or Cash Management Bank, as applicable, provides notice to Borrower that it does not want such Swap Contract or Cash Management Agreement, as applicable, to be secured, and (ii) as to each Guarantor the obligations guaranteed by such Guarantor hereunder shall not include any Excluded Swap Obligations in respect of such Guarantor (such obligations being guaranteed pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) above being herein collectively called the “Guaranteed Obligations” (it being understood that the Guaranteed Obligations of Borrower shall be limited to those referred to in clause (b) above)). Each Credit Party, jointly and severally with each other Credit Party, hereby agrees that if any other Credit Party shall fail to pay in full when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) any of the Guaranteed Obligations, such Credit Party will promptly pay the same, without any demand or notice whatsoever, and that in the case of any extension of time of payment or renewal of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, the same will be promptly paid in full when due (whether at extended maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) in accordance with the terms of such extension or renewal.

Obligations Unconditional. The obligations of the Credit Parties under Section 6.01 shall constitute a guaranty of payment (and not of collection) and are absolute, irrevocable and unconditional, joint and several, irrespective of the value, genuineness, validity, regularity or enforceability of the Guaranteed Obligations under this Agreement, the Notes or any other agreement or instrument referred to herein or therein, or any substitution, release or exchange of any other guarantee of or security for any of the Guaranteed Obligations, and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, irrespective of any other circumstance whatsoever that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge or defense of a surety or guarantor (except for Payment in Full). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is agreed that the occurrence of any one or more of the following shall not alter or impair the liability of any of the Credit Parties with respect to its respective guaranty of the Guaranteed Obligations which shall remain absolute, irrevocable and unconditional under any and all circumstances as described above:

at any time or from time to time, without notice to the Credit Parties, the time for any performance of or compliance with any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be extended, or such performance or compliance shall be waived;

the maturity of any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be accelerated, or any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be amended in any respect, or any right under the Credit Documents or any other agreement or instrument referred to herein or therein shall be amended or waived in any respect or any other guarantee of any of the Guaranteed Obligations or any security therefor shall be released or exchanged in whole or in part or otherwise dealt with;

 

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the release of any other Credit Party pursuant to Section 6.08;

any renewal, extension or acceleration of, or any increase in the amount of the Guaranteed Obligations, or any amendment, supplement, modification or waiver of, or any consent to departure from, the Credit Documents;

any failure or omission to assert or enforce or agreement or election not to assert or enforce, delay in enforcement, or the stay or enjoining, by order of court, by operation of law or otherwise, of the exercise or enforcement of, any claim or demand or any right, power or remedy (whether arising under any Credit Documents, at law, in equity or otherwise) with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations or any agreement relating thereto, or with respect to any other guaranty of or security for the payment of the Guaranteed Obligations;

any settlement, compromise, release, or discharge of, or acceptance or refusal of any offer of payment or performance with respect to, or any substitutions for, the Guaranteed Obligations or any subordination of the Guaranteed Obligations to any other obligations;

the validity, perfection, non-perfection or lapse in perfection, priority or avoidance of any security interest or lien, the release of any or all collateral securing, or purporting to secure, the Guaranteed Obligations or any other impairment of such collateral;

any exercise of remedies with respect to any security for the Guaranteed Obligations (including, without limitation, any collateral, including the Collateral securing or purporting to secure any of the Guaranteed Obligations) at such time and in such order and in such manner as the Administrative Agent and the Secured Parties may decide and whether or not every aspect thereof is commercially reasonable and whether or not such action constitutes an election of remedies and even if such action operates to impair or extinguish any right of reimbursement or subrogation or other right or remedy that any Credit Party would otherwise have and without limiting the generality of the foregoing or any other provisions hereof, each Credit Party hereby expressly waives any and all benefits which might otherwise be available to such Credit Party as a surety under applicable law, including, without limitation, California Civil Code Sections 2809, 2810, 2819, 2939, 2845, 2848, 2849, 2850, 2855, 2899 and 3433; or

any other circumstance whatsoever which may or might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of any Credit Party as a guarantor in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations or which constitutes, or might be construed to constitute, an equitable or legal discharge of any Credit Party as a guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations, or of such Credit Party under the guarantee contained in this Article 6 or of any security interest granted by any Credit Party in its capacity as a guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations, whether in a proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or under any other federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership, or similar law, or in any other instance.

The Credit Parties hereby expressly waive diligence, presentment, demand of payment, protest, marshaling and all notices whatsoever, and any requirement that any Secured Party thereof exhaust any right, power or remedy or proceed against any Credit Party under this Agreement, the Notes, the Swap Contracts or the Cash Management Agreements or any other agreement or instrument referred to herein or therein, or against any other Person under any other guarantee of, or security for, any of the Guaranteed Obligations. The Credit Parties waive any and all notice of the creation, renewal, extension, waiver, termination or accrual of any of the Guaranteed Obligations and notice of or proof of reliance by any Secured Party thereof upon this guarantee or acceptance of this guarantee, and the Guaranteed Obligations, and any of them, shall conclusively be deemed to have been created, contracted or incurred in reliance upon this guarantee, and all dealings between the Credit Parties and the Secured Parties shall likewise be conclusively presumed to have been had or consummated in reliance upon this guarantee. This guarantee shall be construed as a continuing, absolute, irrevocable and unconditional guarantee of payment and performance without regard to any right

 

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of offset with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations at any time or from time to time held by the Secured Parties, and the obligations and liabilities of the Credit Parties hereunder shall not be conditioned or contingent upon the pursuit by the Secured Parties or any other Person at any time of any right or remedy against any Credit Party or against any other Person which may be or become liable in respect of all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations or against any collateral security or guarantee therefor or right of offset with respect thereto. This guarantee shall remain in full force and effect and be binding in accordance with and to the extent of its terms upon the Credit Parties and the successors and assigns thereof, and shall inure to the benefit of the Secured Parties, and their respective successors and assigns, notwithstanding that from time to time during the term of this Agreement there may be no Guaranteed Obligations outstanding.

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Section 6.02 shall permit amendments to the Credit Documents or an acceleration of the Obligations other than as set forth in the Credit Documents.

Reinstatement. The obligations of the Credit Parties under this Article VI shall be automatically reinstated if and to the extent that for any reason any payment by or on behalf of any Credit Party in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations is rescinded or must be otherwise restored by any holder of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, whether as a result of any proceedings in bankruptcy or reorganization or otherwise. The Credit Parties jointly and severally agree that they will indemnify each Secured Party on demand for all reasonable costs and expenses (including reasonable fees of counsel) incurred by such Secured Party in connection with such rescission or restoration, including any such costs and expenses incurred in defending against any claim alleging that such payment constituted a preference, fraudulent transfer or similar payment under any bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, other than any costs or expenses resulting from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of, or material breach by, such Secured Party.

Subrogation; Subordination. Each Credit Party hereby agrees that until the payment and satisfaction in full in cash of all Guaranteed Obligations and the expiration and termination of the Commitments of the Lenders under this Agreement it shall not exercise any right or remedy arising by reason of any performance by it of its guarantee in Section 6.01, whether by subrogation, contribution or otherwise, against any Credit Party of any of the Guaranteed Obligations or any security for any of the Guaranteed Obligations. The payment of any amounts due with respect to any indebtedness of any Credit Party now or hereafter owing to any Credit Party by reason of any payment by such Credit Party under the Guarantee in this Article VI is hereby subordinated to the prior Payment in Full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, each Credit Party agrees that it will not demand, sue for or otherwise attempt to collect any such indebtedness of any other Credit Party to such Credit Party until the Obligations shall have been Paid in Full in cash. If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, and any amounts are paid to the Credit Parties in violation of the foregoing limitation, such amounts shall be collected, enforced and received by such Credit Party as trustee for the Secured Parties and be paid over to Administrative Agent on account of the Guaranteed Obligations without affecting in any manner the liability of such Credit Party under the other provisions of the guaranty contained herein.

Remedies. The Credit Parties jointly and severally agree that, as between the Credit Parties and the Lenders, the obligations of any Credit Party under this Agreement and the Notes may be declared to be forthwith due and payable as provided in Article XI (and shall be deemed to have become automatically due and payable in the circumstances provided in said Article XI) for purposes of Section 6.01, notwithstanding any stay, injunction or other prohibition preventing such declaration (or such obligations from becoming automatically due and payable arising under the Bankruptcy Code or any other federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or other law providing for protection from creditors) as against such other Credit Parties and that, in the event of such declaration (or such obligations being deemed to have become automatically due and payable), such obligations (whether or not due and payable by Borrower) shall forthwith become due and payable by the other Credit Parties for purposes of Section 6.01.

Continuing Guarantee. The guarantee in this Article VI is a continuing guarantee of payment and performance, and shall apply to all Guaranteed Obligations whenever arising.

 

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General Limitation on Guarantee Obligations. In any action or proceeding involving any state corporate law, or any state, federal or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other law affecting the rights of creditors generally, if the obligations of any Credit Party under Section 6.01 would otherwise be held or determined to be void, voidable, invalid or unenforceable, or subordinated to the claims of any other creditors, on account of the amount of its liability under Section 6.01, then, notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, the amount of such liability shall, without any further action by such Credit Party, any Secured Party or any other Person, be automatically limited and reduced to the highest amount that is valid and enforceable and not subordinated to the claims of other creditors as determined in such action or proceeding.

Release of Guarantors. If, in compliance with the terms and provisions of the Credit Documents, (i) the Equity Interests of any Guarantor are directly or indirectly sold or otherwise transferred such that such Guarantor no longer constitutes a Restricted Subsidiary (a “Transferred Guarantor”) to a Person or Persons, none of which is Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, or (ii) any Restricted Subsidiary is designated as or becomes an Unrestricted Subsidiary, upon the consummation of such sale or transfer, Transferred Guarantor, and upon such designation, such Person so designated or which becomes such an Unrestricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, shall be automatically released from its obligations under this Agreement (including under Section 13.03 hereof) and the other Credit Documents, and its obligations to pledge and grant any Collateral owned by it pursuant to any Security Document, and the pledge of Equity Interests in any Transferred Guarantor or any Unrestricted Subsidiary to Collateral Agent pursuant to the Security Documents shall be automatically released, and, so long as Borrower shall have provided the Agents such certifications or documents as any Agent shall reasonably request, Collateral Agent shall take such actions as are necessary to effect and evidence each release described in this Section 6.08 in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Security Documents and this Agreement.

Keepwell. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor hereby jointly and severally absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds or other support as may be needed from time to time by each other Credit Party to honor all of its obligations under the Guarantee in respect of Swap Obligations (provided, however, that each Qualified ECP Guarantor shall only be liable under this Section 6.09 for the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering its obligations under this Section 6.09, or otherwise under the Guarantee, as it relates to such Credit Party, voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer, and not for any greater amount). The obligations of each Qualified ECP Guarantor under this Section shall remain in full force and effect until the Payment in Full of the Guaranteed Obligations. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor intends that this Section 6.09 constitute, and this Section 6.09 shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of each other Credit Party for all purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Right of Contribution. Each Credit Party hereby agrees that to the extent that a Credit Party (a “Funding Credit Party”) shall have paid more than its Fair Share (as defined below) of any payment made hereunder, such Credit Party shall be entitled to seek and receive contribution from and against any other Credit Party hereunder which has not paid its Fair Share of such payment. Each Credit Party’s right of contribution shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Section 6.04. The provisions of this Section 6.10 shall in no respect limit the obligations and liabilities of any Credit Party to the Secured Parties, and each Credit Party shall remain liable to the Secured Parties for the full amount guaranteed by such Credit Party hereunder. “Fair Share” means, with respect to a Credit Party as of any date of determination, an amount equal to (i) the ratio of (A) the Adjusted Maximum Amount (as defined below) with respect to such Credit Party to (B) the aggregate of the Adjusted Maximum Amounts with respect to all Credit Parties multiplied by (ii) the aggregate amount paid or distributed on or before such date by all Funding Credit Parties under this Article VI in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations. “Adjusted Maximum Amount” means, with respect to a Credit Party as of any date of determination, the maximum aggregate amount of the obligations of such Credit Party under this Article VI; provided that, solely for purposes of calculating the “Adjusted Maximum Amount” with respect to any Credit Party for purposes of this Section 6.10, any assets or liabilities of such Credit Party arising by virtue of any rights to subrogation, reimbursement or indemnification or any rights to or obligations of contribution hereunder shall not be considered as assets or liabilities of such Credit Party. The amounts payable as contributions hereunder shall be determined as of the date on which the related payment or distribution is made by the applicable Funding Credit Party.

 

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CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

Conditions to Initial Extensions of Credit.

The obligations of Lenders to make any initial extension of credit hereunder (whether by making a Loan or issuing a replacement and/or new Letter of Credit) are subject to the satisfaction of the following:

Corporate Documents.

Administrative Agent shall have received copies of the Organizational Documents of each Credit Party, each Holding Company and RRR and evidence of all corporate or other applicable authority for each Credit Party, each Holding Company and RRR (including resolutions or written consents and incumbency certificates) with respect to the execution, delivery and performance of such of the Credit Documents to which each such Credit Party, Holding Company and RRR is intended to be a party as of the Closing Date, certified as of the Closing Date as complete and correct copies thereof by a Responsible Officer of each Credit Party, Holding Company and RRR (or the member or manager or general partner of such Credit Party, Holding Company and RRR, as applicable).

Administrative Agent shall have received:

certified copies of the GVR/ANC License Agreement, each Native American Contract (or, in the case of Native American Contracts, forms of such contracts), the Holding Company Tax Sharing Agreement, the LandCo Support Agreement and the LandCo Credit Agreement, duly executed by the parties thereto, each including certification by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower that such documents are in full force and effect as of the Closing Date; and

certified copies of the documentation governing the Senior Unsecured Notes, duly executed by all parties thereto, which is in full force and effect on the Closing Date.

Officer’s Certificate. Administrative Agent shall have received an Officer’s Certificate of Borrower, dated the Closing Date, certifying that the conditions set forth in Sections 7.01(t), 7.02(a)(i) and 7.02(a)(ii) (giving effect to the provisions contained therein) have been satisfied.

Opinions of Counsel. Administrative Agent shall have received the following opinions, each of which shall be addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and the Lenders, dated the Closing Date and covering such matters as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request in a manner customary for transactions of this type:

an opinion of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, special counsel to the Credit Parties; and

opinions of local counsel to the Credit Parties in such jurisdictions as are set forth in Schedule 7.01.

Notes. Administrative Agent shall have received copies of the Notes, duly completed and executed, for each Lender that requested a Note at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

 

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Credit Agreement. Administrative Agent shall have received this Agreement (a) executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer of each Credit Party and (b) executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer of each Person that is a Lender on the Closing Date.

Filings and Lien Searches. Administrative Agent shall have received (i) UCC financing statements in form appropriate for filing in the jurisdiction of organization of each Credit Party, (ii) results of lien searches conducted in the jurisdictions in which Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are organized and (iii) security agreements or other agreements in appropriate form for filing in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and United States Copyright Office with respect to intellectual property of Borrower to the extent required pursuant to the Security Agreement.

Security Documents. (i) Administrative Agent shall have received the Security Agreement, the Pledge Agreement, the Custodian Agreement and the Initial Perfection Certificate, in each case duly authorized, executed and delivered by the applicable Credit Parties, Holding Companies and RRR, and (ii) Collateral Agent shall have received, to the extent required pursuant to the Security Agreement or the Pledge Agreement and not prohibited by applicable Requirements of Law (including, without limitation, any Gaming Laws), (1) original certificates representing the certificated Pledged Securities (as defined in the Security Agreement or the Pledge Agreement) required to be delivered to Collateral Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement or the Pledge Agreement, accompanied by original undated stock powers executed in blank (except as set forth on Schedule 9.15) (provided that, the pledge of any Equity Interests of any Person that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Nevada Gaming Authorities as a licensee or registered company under the Nevada Gaming Laws will require the approval of the Nevada Gaming Authorities in order to be effective, and no certificates evidencing the Equity Interests of such Person or any undated stock powers or assignments separate from certificate relating thereto shall be delivered to Administrative Agent or any custodial agent thereof until such approval has been obtained; provided further that, all certificates representing such Equity Interests (and the corresponding undated stock powers or assignments separate from certificate) shall be held in the State of Nevada by a bailee reasonably agreed to by Administrative Agent pursuant to a Custodian Agreement in the form of Exhibit U attached hereto), and (2) the promissory notes, intercompany notes, instruments, and chattel paper identified under the name of such Credit Parties in Schedule 6 to the Initial Perfection Certificate (other than such certificates, promissory notes, intercompany notes, instruments and chattel paper that constitute “Excluded Property” (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement)), accompanied by undated notations or instruments of assignment executed in blank, and all of the foregoing shall be reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent in form and substance (in each case to the extent required to be delivered to Collateral Agent pursuant to the terms of the Security Agreement or the Pledge Agreement).

Capitalization. The pro forma capitalization (after giving effect to the Transactions), cash management systems, structure and equity ownership of Borrower and its Subsidiaries that have been provided to Administrative Agent in writing shall be acceptable to Administrative Agent.

Financial Statements. Administrative Agent shall have received (i) the audited consolidated balance sheets of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (before giving effect to the Transactions) as of December 31, 2015, and the related statements of income, changes in members’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal year ended on such date, together with reports thereon by Ernst & Young LLP, certified public accountants; provided, that Administrative Agent acknowledges that it has received such balance sheets and related statements of earnings, changes in members’ equity and cash flows and reports thereon and (ii) the unaudited interim consolidated and (to the extent available) consolidating balance sheet of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (before giving effect to the Transactions) and the related statements of income, changes in members’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2016, in each case which financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP.

[Reserved].

[Reserved].

 

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Insurance. Administrative Agent shall have received evidence of insurance complying with the requirements of Section 9.02 and certificates naming Collateral Agent as an additional insured and/or loss payee to the extent required pursuant to such Section 9.02.

Credit Documents in Full Force and Effect; Engagement Letters. The Credit Documents required to be executed and delivered on or prior to the Closing Date shall be in full force and effect. Borrower shall have complied, or shall comply substantially concurrently with the funding of the Loans hereunder, in all respects with its payment obligations under the Engagement Letters required to be performed on the Closing Date.

Repayment of Indebtedness.

Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall have effected (or will, on the Closing Date, effect) the repayment in full of all obligations and indebtedness of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of the Existing Credit Agreement, including, without limitation, the termination of all outstanding commitments in effect under the Existing Credit Agreement (with the exception of obligations relating to each applicable Existing Letter of Credit issued thereunder), on customary terms and conditions and pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent. All Liens and guarantees in respect of such obligations shall have been terminated or released (or arrangements for such termination or release reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent shall have been made) (with the exception of obligations relating to each applicable Existing Letter of Credit issued thereunder), and Administrative Agent shall have received (or will, on the Closing Date, receive) evidence thereof reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent and a “pay-off” letter or letters reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent with respect to such obligations and such UCC termination statements, mortgage releases and other instruments, in each case in proper form for recording, as Administrative Agent shall have reasonably requested to release and terminate of record the Liens securing such obligations (or arrangements for such termination or release reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent shall have been made).

After giving effect to the Transactions, Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall have outstanding no Indebtedness for borrowed money or Disqualified Capital Stock other than (x) the Obligations under the Credit Documents, (ii) Indebtedness set forth on Schedule 10.01, (iii) the Senior Unsecured Notes in an aggregate principal amount of $500.0 million and (iv) other Indebtedness permitted by Section 10.01 and agreed by Administrative Agent.

Consummation of Transactions. The Transactions and the consummation thereof shall be in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Laws (including Gaming Laws and Regulation T, Regulation U and Regulation X) and all applicable Gaming Approvals and other applicable regulatory approvals. After giving effect to the Transactions, there shall be no conflict with, or default under, any material Contractual Obligation of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (including any such material Contractual Obligations (i) entered into pursuant to the Transactions and (ii) in respect of Senior Unsecured Notes) (except as Administrative Agent shall otherwise agree)).

Approvals. Other than as set forth in Section 8.06, Section 8.15 and on Schedule 9.15, all necessary Gaming Approvals and Governmental Authority and third party approvals and/or consents in connection with the Transactions, including without limitation, the transactions contemplated by the Credit Documents (excluding consents from third parties pertaining to collateral and security for the Loans which are addressed elsewhere in this Article VII) shall have been obtained and shall remain in full force and effect, and all applicable waiting periods shall have expired without any action being taken by any competent authority which restrains, enjoins, prevents or imposes materially adverse conditions upon the consummation of the Transactions. In addition, there shall not exist any judgment, order, injunction or other restraint, and there shall be no pending litigation or proceeding by any Governmental Authority, prohibiting, enjoining or imposing materially adverse conditions upon the Transactions, or on the consummation thereof.

 

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Solvency. Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate in the form of Exhibit G from a Responsible Officer of Borrower with respect to the Solvency of Borrower (on a consolidated basis with its Restricted Subsidiaries), immediately after giving effect to the consummation of the Transactions.

Payment of Fees and Expenses. To the extent invoiced at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date, all costs, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses of Latham & Watkins LLP, and of local counsel in any applicable jurisdiction, if any) of Administrative Agent, Lead Arrangers and (in the case of fees only) the Lenders required to be paid by this Agreement or by the Engagement Letters, in each case, payable to Administrative Agent, Lead Arrangers and/or Lenders in respect of the Transactions, shall have been paid to the extent due.

Patriot Act. On or prior to the Closing Date, Administrative Agent shall have received at least five (5) days prior to the Closing Date all documentation and other information reasonably requested in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the Closing Date by Administrative Agent that Administrative Agent reasonably determines is required by regulatory authorities from the Credit Parties under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation the Act.

Material Adverse Changes. Since December 31, 2015, there has been no event, change or condition that has had or could reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Conditions to All Extensions of Credit. Subject to the limitations set forth in Section 2.12 and the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement, the obligations of the Lenders to make any Loan or otherwise extend any credit to Borrower upon the occasion of each Borrowing or other extension of credit (whether by making a Loan or issuing a Letter of Credit) hereunder (including the initial borrowing) is subject to the further conditions precedent that:

No Default or Event of Default; Representations and Warranties True. Both immediately prior to the making of such Loan or other extension of credit and also after giving effect thereto and to the intended use thereof:

no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing (provided that this clause (i) shall not apply to any extensions of credit pursuant to an Incremental Term Loan to the extent provided in Section 2.12 and the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement);

each of the representations and warranties made by the Credit Parties in Article VIII and by each Credit Party, each Holding Company and RRR in each of the other Credit Documents to which it is a party shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of the making of such Loan or other extension of credit with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date (it being understood and agreed that any such representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of an earlier date shall be required to be true and correct in all material respects only as such earlier date, and that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct in all respects on the applicable date) (provided that this clause (ii) shall not apply to any extensions of credit pursuant to an Incremental Term Loan to the extent provided in Section 2.12 and the applicable Incremental Joinder Agreement); and

(A) the sum of the aggregate amount of the outstanding Revolving Loans, plus the aggregate amount of the outstanding Swingline Loans plus the aggregate outstanding L/C Liabilities shall not exceed the Total Revolving Commitments then in effect and (B) the Revolving Tranche Exposure of all Revolving Lenders in respect of each Tranche of Revolving Commitments does not exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments of such Tranche then in effect.

 

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Notice of Borrowing. Administrative Agent shall have received a Notice of Borrowing and/or Letter of Credit Request, as applicable, duly completed and complying with Section 4.05. Each Notice of Borrowing or Letter of Credit Request delivered by Borrower hereunder shall constitute a representation and warranty by Borrower that on and as of the date of such notice and on and as of the relevant borrowing date or date of issuance of a Letter of Credit (both immediately before and after giving effect to such borrowing or issuance and the application of the proceeds thereof) that the applicable conditions in Sections 7.01 or 7.02, as the case may be, have been satisfied.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Each Credit Party represents and warrants to Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and Lenders that, at and as of each Funding Date, in each case immediately before and immediately after giving effect to the transactions to occur on such date (provided, that such representations and warranties made on the Closing Date shall be made giving effect to the Transactions):

Corporate Existence; Compliance with Law.

Borrower, each Holding Company, RRR and each Restricted Subsidiary (a) is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization; (b)(i) has all requisite corporate or other power and authority, and (ii) has all governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals necessary to own its Property and carry on its business as now being conducted; and (c) is qualified to do business and is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary; except, in the case of clauses (b)(ii) and (c) where the failure thereof individually or in the aggregate would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Neither Borrower, any Holding Company, RRR nor any Restricted Subsidiary nor any of its Property is in violation of, nor will the continued operation of Borrower’s, such Holding Company’s, RRR’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s Property as currently conducted violate, any Requirement of Law (including, without limitation, the Act and any zoning or building ordinance, code or approval or permits or any restrictions of record or agreements affecting the Real Property) or is in default with respect to any judgment, writ, injunction, decree or order of any Governmental Authority, where such violations or defaults would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Neither Borrower, any Guarantor, RRR nor any Holding Company is an EEA Financial Institution.

Financial Condition; Etc. Borrower has delivered to the Administrative Agent or made publically available (a) the audited consolidated balance sheets of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (before giving effect to the Transactions) as of December 31, 2015, and the related statements of earnings, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal years ended on those dates, together with reports thereon by Ernst & Young LLP, certified public accountants and (b) the unaudited interim consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (before giving effect to the Transactions) and the related statements of earnings, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the most recent fiscal quarter ending after December 31, 2015 (other than the fourth fiscal quarter of any fiscal year) and at least 45 days prior to the Closing Date. All of said financial statements, including in each case the related schedules and notes, are true, complete and correct in all material respects and have been prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied and present fairly in all material respects the financial position of Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the respective dates of said balance sheets and the results of their operations for the respective periods covered thereby, subject (in the case of interim statements) to normal period-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes.

 

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Litigation. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.03, there is no Proceeding (other than any normal overseeing reviews of the Gaming Authorities) pending against, or to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, threatened in writing against, Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or any of their respective Properties before any Governmental Authority or private arbitrator that (i) either individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) as of the Closing Date only, challenges the validity or enforceability of any of the Credit Documents.

No Breach; No Default.

None of the execution, delivery and performance by any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR of any Credit Document to which it is a party nor the consummation of the transactions herein and therein contemplated (including the Transactions) do or will (i) conflict with or result in a breach of, or require any consent (which has not been obtained and is in full force and effect) under (x) any Organizational Document of any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR or (y) any applicable Requirement of Law (including, without limitation, any Gaming Law) or (z) any order, writ, injunction or decree of any Governmental Authority binding on any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR or tortiously interfere with, result in a breach of, or require termination of, any term or provision of any Contractual Obligation of any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR or (ii) constitute (with due notice or lapse of time or both) a default under any such Contractual Obligation or (iii) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien (except for the Liens created pursuant to the Security Documents) upon any Property of any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR pursuant to the terms of any such Contractual Obligation, except with respect to (i)(y), (i)(z), (ii) or (iii) which would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

Action. Borrower, each Holding Company, RRR and each Restricted Subsidiary has all necessary corporate or other organizational power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under each Credit Document to which it is a party and to consummate the transactions herein and therein contemplated; the execution, delivery and performance by Borrower, each Holding Company, RRR and each Restricted Subsidiary of each Credit Document to which it is a party and the consummation of the transactions herein and therein contemplated have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership or other organizational action on its part; and this Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by each Credit Party and constitutes, and each of the Credit Documents to which it is a party when executed and delivered by such Credit Party, such Holding Company or RRR will constitute, its legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against each Credit Party, each Holding Company and RRR, as applicable, in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (a) bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws of general applicability from time to time in effect affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies and (b) the application of general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).

Approvals. No authorizations, approvals or consents of, and no filings or registrations with, any Governmental Authority or any securities exchange are necessary for the execution, delivery or performance by Borrower, any Holding Company, RRR or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Credit Documents to which it is a party or for the legality, validity or enforceability hereof or thereof or for the consummation of the Transactions, except for: (i) authorizations, approvals or consents of, and filings or registrations with any Governmental Authority or any securities exchange previously obtained, made, received or issued, (ii) filings and recordings in respect of the Liens created pursuant to the Security Documents, (iii) the filings referred to in Section 8.14, (iv) waiver by the Gaming Authorities of any qualification requirement on the part of the Lenders who do not otherwise qualify and are not banks or licensed lending institutions, (v) consents, authorizations and filings that have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect or the failure of which to obtain would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (vi) any required approvals (including prior approvals) of the requisite Gaming Authorities that any Agent, Lender or participant is required to obtain from, or any required filings with, requisite Gaming Authorities to exercise their respective rights and remedies under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents (as set forth in Section 13.13) and (vii) prior approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission of the Pledge Agreement, the Security Agreement and the pledge of any Pledged Nevada Gaming Interests (as defined in the Pledge Agreement and the Security Agreement).

 

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ERISA and Foreign Employee Benefit Matters.

Except as set forth on Schedule 8.07, no ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.07, as of the Closing Date, no member of the ERISA Group maintains or contributes to any Pension Plan. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.07, each Company is in compliance with the presently applicable provisions of ERISA and the Code with respect to each Employee Benefit Plan (other than to the extent such failure to comply would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect). Except as disclosed on Schedule 8.07, using actuarial assumptions and computation methods consistent with Part 1 of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA, the aggregate liabilities of any ERISA Entity to all Multiemployer Plans in the event of a complete withdrawal therefrom, as of the close of the most recent fiscal year of each such Multiemployer Plan that precedes the Closing Date, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Each Foreign Plan is in compliance with all laws, regulations and rules applicable thereto and the respective requirements of the governing documents for such Foreign Plan (other than to the extent such failure to comply would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect). The aggregate of the liabilities to provide all of the accrued benefits under any funded Foreign Plan (based on reasonable assumptions used by such Foreign Plan) does not as of the most recent valuation report (or as of the end of the most recent plan year if there is no recent valuation report) exceed the current fair market value of the assets held in the trust or other funding vehicle for such Foreign Plan by an amount that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Other than to the extent such failure to comply would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, with respect to any unfunded Foreign Plan, reasonable reserves have been established in accordance with prudent business practice or where required by ordinary accounting practices in the jurisdiction in which such Foreign Plan is maintained. There are no actions, suits or claims (other than routine claims for benefits) pending or to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, threatened against Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or any ERISA Entity with respect to any Foreign Plan that would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Taxes. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.08 or as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) all tax returns, statements, reports and forms or other documents (including estimated Tax or information returns and including any required, related or supporting information) (collectively, the “Tax Returns”) required to be filed with any taxing authority by, or with respect to, Borrower, each Holding Company, RRR and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries have been timely filed in accordance with all applicable laws; (ii) Borrower, each Holding Company, RRR and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries has timely paid or made provision for payment of all Taxes shown as due and payable on Tax Returns that have been so filed or that are otherwise due and payable (other than Taxes which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP and such proceedings operate to suspend collection of the contested Taxes and enforcement of a Lien in respect thereof) and each Tax Return is accurate and complete; and (iii) Borrower, each Holding Company, RRR and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries has made adequate provision in accordance with GAAP for all Taxes payable by Borrower, such Holding Company, RRR or such Restricted Subsidiary for which no Tax Return has yet been filed. Neither Borrower, any Holding Company, RRR nor any of the Restricted Subsidiaries has received written notice of any proposed or pending tax assessment, audit or deficiency against Borrower, such Holding Company, RRR or such Restricted Subsidiary that would in the aggregate reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither of Holdco nor Borrower is treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

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Investment Company Act; Other Restrictions. Neither Borrower nor any Holding Company, RRR or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is an “investment company,” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” required to be regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Neither Borrower nor any Holding Company, RRR of any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is subject to regulation under any law or regulation which limits its ability to incur Indebtedness, other than Regulation X and the Gaming Laws.

Environmental Matters. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.10 or as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect: (i) each of Borrower, each Holding Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries and each of their businesses, operations and Real Property is and in the last five years has been in material compliance with, and each has no liability under any Environmental Law; (ii) each of Borrower, each Holding Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries has obtained all Permits material to, and required for, the conduct of their businesses and operations, and the ownership, operation and use of their assets, all as currently conducted, under any Environmental Law, all such Permits are valid and in good standing and, under the currently effective business plans of Borrower, the Holding Companies and the Restricted Subsidiaries, no material expenditures or operational adjustments would reasonably be expected to be required during the next five years in order to renew or modify such Permits; (iii) there has been no Release or threatened Release of Hazardous Material on, at, under or from any real property or facility presently or formerly owned, leased, operated or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, used for waste disposal by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, or any of their respective predecessors in interest that would reasonably be expected to result in liability to Borrower, the Holding Companies or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries under any Environmental Law; (iv) there is no Environmental Action pending or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, threatened, against Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or, relating to real property currently or formerly owned, leased, operated or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, used for waste disposal, by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or relating to the operations of Borrower, the Holding Companies or the Restricted Subsidiaries; (v) none of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is obligated to perform any action or otherwise incur any expense under any Environmental Law pursuant to any legally binding order, decree, judgment or agreement by which it is bound or has assumed by contract or agreement, and none of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is conducting or financing any Response Action pursuant to any Environmental Law with respect to any location; (vi) no circumstances exist that would reasonably be expected to (a) form the basis of an Environmental Action against Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, or any of their Real Property, facilities or assets or (b) cause any such Real Property, facilities or assets to be subject to any restriction on ownership, occupancy, use or transferability under any Environmental Law; (vii) no real property or facility presently or formerly owned, operated or leased by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, no real property or facility presently or formerly used for waste disposal by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or owned, leased, operated or used for waste disposal by any of their respective predecessors in interests is (a) listed or proposed for listing on the National Priorities List promulgated pursuant to CERCLA or (b) included on any similar list maintained by any Governmental Authority including, without limitation, any such list relating to petroleum; (viii) no real property or facility presently or formerly owned, or presently leased or operated by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, no real property or facility formerly leased or operated by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is listed on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System promulgated pursuant to CERCLA as potentially requiring future Response Action; (ix) no Lien has been recorded or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, threatened under any Environmental Law with respect to any Real Property or other assets of Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries; and (x) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not affect the validity or require the transfer of any Permit held by Borrower, any Holding Company or any of the Restricted

 

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Subsidiaries under any Environmental Law, and will not require any notification, registration, filing, reporting, disclosure, investigation, remediation or cleanup pursuant to any Governmental Real Property Disclosure Requirements with respect to each of Borrower, each Holding Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries or any of their respective predecessors in interest.

Use of Proceeds.

Borrower will use the proceeds of:

Term A Facility Loans, Term B Facility Loans and Revolving Loans made on the Closing Date to finance the Transactions and for general corporate purposes, and

Revolving Loans and Term Loans made after the Closing Date for working capital, capital expenditures, Permitted Acquisitions (and other Acquisitions not prohibited hereunder) and general corporate purposes and for any other purposes not prohibited by this Agreement.

Neither Borrower, any Holding Company, RRR nor any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose, whether immediate, incidental or ultimate, of buying or carrying Margin Stock. No part of the proceeds of any extension of credit (including any Loans and Letters of Credit) hereunder will be used directly or indirectly and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately to purchase or carry any Margin Stock or to extend credit to others for such purpose or to refund Indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose or for any other purpose, in each case, that entails a violation of, or is inconsistent with, the provisions of Regulation T, Regulation U or Regulation X. The pledge of any Equity Interests by any Credit Party, Holding Company or RRR pursuant to the Security Agreement and the Pledge Agreement does not violate such regulations.

Subsidiaries.

Schedule 8.12(a) sets forth a true and complete list of the following: (i) all the Subsidiaries of Borrower, each Holding Company and RRR as of the Closing Date; (ii) the name and jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of each such Subsidiary as of the Closing Date; and (iii) as to each such Subsidiary, the percentage and number of each class of Equity Interests of such Subsidiary owned by Borrower, the Holding Companies, RRR and their respective Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date.

Schedule 8.12(b) sets forth a true and complete list of all the Immaterial Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date.

Schedule 8.12(c) sets forth a true and complete list of all the Unrestricted Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date.

Schedule 8.12(d) sets forth a true and complete list of all of the Native American Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date.

Ownership of Property; Liens.

(a)    Except as set forth on Schedule 8.13(a), (a) Borrower, each Holding Company and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries has good and valid title to, or a valid (with respect to Real Property and Vessels) leasehold interest in (or subleasehold interest in or other right to occupy), all material assets and Property (including Mortgaged Real Property and Mortgaged Vessels) (tangible and intangible) owned or occupied by it (except insofar as marketability may be limited by any laws or regulations of any Governmental Authority affecting such assets), and (b) all such assets and Property are subject to no Liens other than Permitted Liens. All of the assets and Property owned by, leased to or used by Borrower, each Holding Company and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries in its

 

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respective businesses are in good operating condition and repair in all material respects (ordinary wear and tear and casualty and force majeure excepted) except in each case where the failure of such asset to meet such requirements would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)    RRR has good and marketable title to the Voting Stock issued to it by Borrower, free and clear of all Liens whatsoever except Permitted Liens.

Security Interest; Absence of Financing Statements; Etc.

(a)    Subject to applicable Gaming Laws, the Security Documents, once executed and delivered, will create, in favor of Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as security for the obligations purported to be secured thereby, a valid and enforceable security interest in and Lien upon all of the Collateral (subject to any applicable provisions set forth in the Security Documents with respect to limitations or exclusions from the requirement to perfect the security interests and Liens on the collateral described therein), and upon (i) filing, recording, registering or taking such other actions as may be necessary with the appropriate Governmental Authorities (including payment of applicable filing and recording taxes), (ii) the taking of possession or control by Collateral Agent of the Pledged Collateral with respect to which a security interest may be perfected only by possession or control which possession or control shall be given to Collateral Agent to the extent possession or control by Collateral Agent is required by the Security Agreement and (iii) delivery of the applicable documents to Collateral Agent in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Security Documents, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, such security interest shall be a perfected security interest in and Lien upon all of the Collateral (subject to any applicable provisions set forth in the Security Documents with respect to limitations or exclusions from the requirement to perfect the security interests and Liens on the collateral described therein) superior to and prior to the rights of all third Persons and subject to no Liens other than Permitted Liens.

(b)    Each Ship Mortgage, once executed and delivered, will create, upon filing and recording in the National Vessel Documentation Center of the United States Coast Guard, in favor of Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a legal, valid and enforceable preferred mortgage upon the applicable Mortgaged Vessel under Chapter 313 of Title 46 of the United States Code, subject to no Liens other than Permitted Liens.

Licenses and Permits. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.15, Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries hold all material governmental permits, licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals (including Gaming Approvals) necessary for Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries to own, lease, and operate their respective Properties and to operate their respective businesses as now being conducted (collectively, the “Permits”), except for Permits the failure of which to obtain would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. None of the Permits has been modified in any way since the Closing Date that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.15, all Permits are in full force and effect except where the failure to be in full force and effect would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.15, neither Borrower nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has received written notice that any Gaming Authority has commenced proceedings to suspend, revoke or not renew any such Permits where such suspensions, revocations or failure to renew would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Disclosure. The information, reports, financial statements, exhibits and schedules furnished in writing by or on behalf of any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR to any Secured Party in connection with this Agreement and the other Credit Documents or included or delivered pursuant thereto, but in each case excluding all projections and general industry or economic data, whether prior to or after the date of this Agreement, when taken as a whole and giving effect to all supplements and updates, do not contain any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements herein or therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not materially misleading. The projections and pro forma financial information furnished at any time by any Credit Party, any Holding Company or RRR to any Secured Party pursuant to this Agreement have been prepared in good faith based on assumptions believed by Borrower to be reasonable at the time made, it being

 

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recognized by the Lenders that such financial information as it relates to future events is not to be viewed as fact and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such financial information may differ from the projected results set forth therein by a material amount and no Credit Party, however, makes any representation as to the ability of any Company to achieve the results set forth in any such projections.

Solvency. As of each Funding Date, immediately prior to and immediately following the extensions of credit to occur on such Funding Date, Borrower (on a consolidated basis with its Restricted Subsidiaries) is and will be Solvent (after giving effect to Section 6.07).

Senior Obligations. The Obligations are “Senior Debt,” “Senior Indebtedness,” “Priority Lien Debt,” or “Senior Secured Financing” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in, and entitled to the subordination and/or intercreditor, as applicable, provisions of any documentation governing the Senior Unsecured Notes (and any Permitted Refinancing thereof), any Permitted Second Lien Indebtedness, Permitted Second Priority Refinancing Debt, Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness, Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt and Incremental Equivalent Debt that is purported to be subordinated to the Obligations.

Intellectual Property. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.19, Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries owns or possesses adequate licenses or otherwise has the right to use all of the patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, service mark applications, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, know-how and processes (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) (including, as of the Closing Date, all Intellectual Property listed in Schedules 8(a), 8(b) and 8(c) to the Initial Perfection Certificate) that are necessary for the operation of its business as presently conducted except where failure to own or have such right would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and, as of the Closing Date, all registrations listed in Schedules 8(a), 8(b) and 8(c) to the Initial Perfection Certificate are valid and in full force and effect, except where the invalidity of such registrations would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.19, as of the Closing Date, no claim is pending or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, threatened to the effect that Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries infringes or conflicts with the asserted rights of any other Person under any material Intellectual Property, except for such claims that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.19, as of the Closing Date, no claim is pending or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, threatened to the effect that any such material Intellectual Property owned or licensed by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or which Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries otherwise has the right to use is invalid or unenforceable, except for such claims that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

[Reserved].

Regulation H. Except for the Real Property listed on Schedule 8.21 attached hereto, as of the Closing Date, no Mortgage encumbers improved real property which is located in an area that has been identified by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as an area having special flood hazards and in which flood insurance has been made available under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968.

Insurance. Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries are insured by insurers of recognized financial responsibility (determined as of the date such insurance was obtained) against such losses and risks (other than wind and flood damage) and in such amounts as are prudent and customary in the businesses in which it is engaged, except to the extent that such insurance is not available on commercially reasonable terms. Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries maintain all insurance required by Flood Insurance Laws (but shall not, for the avoidance of doubt, be required to obtain insurance with respect to wind and flood damage unless and to the extent required by such Flood Insurance Laws).

 

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Real Estate.

(a)    Schedule 8.23(a) sets forth a true, complete and correct list of all material Real Property owned and all material Real Property leased by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date, including a brief description thereof, including, in the case of leases, the street address (to the extent available) and landlord name. Borrower has delivered to Collateral Agent true, complete and correct copies of all such leases.

(b)    Except as set forth on Schedule 8.23(b), as of the Closing Date, to the best of knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower no Taking has been commenced or is contemplated with respect to all or any portion of the Real Property or for the relocation of roadways providing access to such Real Property that either individually or in the aggregate would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Leases.

(a)    [Reserved].

(b)    Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries have paid all material payments required to be made by it under all leases of Real Property where any of the Collateral is or may be located from time to time (other than any amount the validity of which is currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which reserves in conformity with GAAP have been provided on the books of Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, and any amounts that are due but not yet delinquent), except where failure to make such payments would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)    As of the Closing Date and thereafter, each of the material leases of Real Property is in full force and effect and will be or is, as applicable, legal, valid, binding and enforceable against the Credit Party party thereto, in accordance with its terms, in each case, except as such enforceability may be limited by (x) bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws of general applicability from time to time in effect affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies and (y) the application of general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law), except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)    None of the material leases of Real Property have been amended, modified or assigned in any manner that would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Borrower has not received written notice of any existing breach, default, event of default or, to the best of knowledge of any Responsible Officer of Borrower, event that, with or without notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute a breach, default or an event of default by any Credit Party party to any of the material leases of Real Property that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(e)    Borrower will, and will cause each applicable Restricted Subsidiary to, use its commercially reasonable efforts (which shall not include the payment of consideration (other than reasonable attorneys’ fees and other expenses reasonably incidental thereto)) to (x) obtain duly executed and delivered subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements (“SNDAs”) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent by the “lessors” and the “fee mortgagees”, in each case, under each lease as to which Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has granted or is required to grant a Mortgage on its interest thereunder (or under any sublease thereof) and (y) obtain the agreement of the lessors under each lease as to which Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has granted or is required to grant a Mortgage on its interest thereunder (or under any sublease thereof) that such lessor will use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain SNDAs from any future fee mortgagees (as defined above) and cause any existing or future fee mortgagee on all or any part of the ground lessor’s interest in any Real Property under a lease then in effect with respect to which Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary has granted a

 

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Mortgage on its leasehold interest thereunder to be at all times subject and subordinate to, and not attach to or encumber or otherwise affect, the lien of the applicable Mortgages. If, at any time after the Closing Date, Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary enters into a lease of real property as tenant which is required to be subject to a Mortgage or obtains knowledge of or receives written notice from a lessor under a lease with respect to which Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has granted a Mortgage on its interest thereunder that a fee mortgage is encumbering the fee interest underlying such lease, Borrower will, and will cause each applicable Restricted Subsidiary to, use its commercially reasonable efforts (which shall not include the payment of consideration (other than attorneys’ fees and other expenses reasonably incidental thereto)) to obtain a duly executed and delivered SNDA by the lessor and/or fee mortgagee, as applicable.

Mortgaged Real Property. Except as set forth on Schedule 8.25(a) or as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, with respect to each Mortgaged Real Property, as of the Closing Date (a) there has been issued a valid and proper certificate of occupancy or other local equivalent, if any, for the use then being made of such Mortgaged Real Property to the extent required by applicable Requirements of Law and there is no outstanding citation, notice of violation or similar notice indicating that the Mortgaged Real Property contains conditions which are not in compliance with local codes or ordinances relating to building or fire safety or structural soundness and (b) except as set forth on Schedule 8.25(b), there are no material disputes regarding boundary lines, location, encroachment or possession of such Mortgaged Real Property and no Responsible Officer of Borrower has actual knowledge of any state of facts existing which could give rise to any such claim other than those that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; provided, however, that with respect to any Mortgaged Real Property in which Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary has a leasehold estate, the foregoing certifications shall be to Borrower’s knowledge only.

Material Adverse Effect. Since December 31, 2015, there shall not have occurred any event or circumstance that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. Borrower has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures reasonably designed to promote material compliance by the Holding Companies, RRR, Borrower, their respective Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and the Holding Companies, RRR, Borrower, their respective Subsidiaries and to the knowledge of Borrower its and the Holding Companies’, RRR’s and their respective Subsidiaries’ respective officers, directors and employees, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects and are not knowingly engaged in any activity that would reasonably be expected to result in the Holding Companies, RRR, Borrower or their respective Subsidiaries being designated as a Sanctioned Person. None of (a) any Holding Company, RRR, Borrower, any Subsidiary or to the knowledge of the Holding Companies, RRR, Borrower or such Subsidiary any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or (b) to the knowledge of Borrower, any agent of the Holding Companies, RRR, Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person. No Borrowing or Letter of Credit, use of proceeds or other transaction contemplated by this Agreement will violate any Anti-Corruption Law or applicable Sanctions.

SECTION 8.28.    Beneficial Ownership Certificate. As of the Fifth Amendment Effective Date, the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification, if applicable, is true and correct in all respects.

ARTICLE IX.

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

Each Credit Party, for itself and on behalf of its Restricted Subsidiaries, covenants and agrees with Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and Lenders that until the Obligations have been Paid in Full, (and each Credit

 

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Party covenants and agrees that it will cause its Restricted Subsidiaries to observe and perform the covenants herein set forth applicable to any such Restricted Subsidiary):

SECTION 9.01.    Existence; Business Properties.

(a)    Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence (in the case of Borrower, in the United States), except in a transaction permitted by Section 10.05 or, in the case of any Restricted Subsidiary, where the failure to perform such obligations, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)    Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall do or cause to be done all things necessary to obtain, preserve, renew, extend and keep in full force and effect the rights, licenses, permits, franchises, authorizations, approvals, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade names (including Gaming Approvals) material to the conduct of its business except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; comply with all applicable Requirements of Law (including any and all Gaming Laws and any and all zoning, building, ordinance, code or approval or any building permits or any restrictions of record or agreements affecting the Real Property) and decrees and orders of any Governmental Authority, whether now in effect or hereafter enacted, except where the failure to comply, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect and at all times maintain and preserve all of its property and keep such property in good repair, working order and condition (ordinary wear and tear and casualty and force majeure excepted) except where the failure to do so individually or in the aggregate would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; provided, however, that nothing in this Section 9.01(b) shall prevent (i) sales, conveyances, transfers or other dispositions of assets, consolidations or mergers by or involving any Company or any other transaction in accordance with Section 10.05; (ii) the withdrawal by any Company of its qualification as a foreign corporation in any jurisdiction where such withdrawal, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or (iii) the abandonment by any Company of any rights, Permits, authorizations, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, franchises, licenses and patents that such Company reasonably determines are not useful to its business.

(c)    Borrower will maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to promote material compliance by Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.

SECTION 9.02.    Insurance.

(a)    Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall maintain with insurers of recognized financial responsibility (determined at the time such insurance is obtained) not Affiliates of Borrower insurance on its Property in at least such amounts and against at least such risks as are customarily insured against by companies engaged in the same or a similar business and operating similar properties in localities where Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary operates; and furnish to Administrative Agent, upon written request, information as to the insurance carried; provided that Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall not be required to maintain insurance with respect to wind and flood damage on any property for any insurance coverage period unless, and to the extent, such insurance is required by an applicable Requirement of Law. Subject to Section 9.15, Collateral Agent shall be named as an additional insured on all third-party liability insurance policies of Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than directors and officers liability insurance, insurance policies relating to employment practices liability, crime or fiduciary duties, kidnap and ransom insurance policies, and insurance as to fraud, errors and omissions), and Collateral Agent shall be named as mortgagee/loss payee on all property insurance policies of each such Person.

(b)    Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall deliver to Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties, (i) on or prior to the Closing Date, a certificate dated on or prior (but close) to the Closing Date showing the amount and types of insurance coverage as of such date, (ii) promptly following receipt of any notice from any insurer of cancellation of a material policy or material change in coverage from that existing on the Closing Date, a copy of such notice (or, if no copy is available, notice thereof), and (iii) promptly after such information has

 

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been received in written form by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, information as to any claim for an amount in excess of $25.0 million with respect to any property and casualty insurance policy maintained by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

(c)    If any portion of any Mortgaged Real Property is at any time is located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a special flood hazard area with respect to which flood insurance has been made available under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (as now or hereafter in effect or successor act thereto), then Borrower shall, or shall cause the applicable Credit Party to (i) to the extent required pursuant to Flood Insurance Laws, maintain, or cause to be maintained, with a financially sound and reputable insurer (determined at the time such insurance is obtained), flood insurance in an amount and otherwise sufficient to comply with all applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to such Flood Insurance Laws and (ii) deliver to Administrative Agent evidence of such compliance in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.

(d)    In the event that the proceeds of any insurance claim are paid after Collateral Agent has exercised its right to foreclose after an Event of Default, such proceeds shall be paid to Collateral Agent to satisfy any deficiency remaining after such foreclosure. Collateral Agent shall retain its interest in the policies required to be maintained pursuant to this Section 9.02 during any redemption period.

SECTION 9.03.    Taxes; Performance of Obligations.

Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall timely file all material Tax Returns required to be filed by it and pay and discharge promptly when due all material taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it or upon its income or profits or in respect of its property, before the same shall become delinquent or in default; provided, however, that such payment and discharge shall not be required with respect to any such tax, assessment, charge, levy or claim so long as the validity or amount thereof shall be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP and such contest operates to suspend collection of the contested obligation, tax, assessment or charge and, in the case of Liens on the Collateral, enforcement of such Lien.

SECTION 9.04.    Financial Statements, Etc. Borrower shall deliver to Administrative Agent for distribution by Administrative Agent to the Lenders (unless a Lender expressly declines in writing to accept):

(a)    Quarterly Financials. As soon as available, but in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each fiscal quarter of Borrower beginning with the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2016 (other than the last fiscal quarter in any fiscal year), (x) a consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (or (1) if the VoteCo SPE Reorganization has not occurred and the financials for Borrower and its Subsidiaries are consolidated with the financials for RRR, RRR and its Subsidiaries or (2) Borrower and its Subsidiaries, in which case such financial statements shall include supplemental schedules listing the consolidating results of (A) Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and (B) any Unrestricted Subsidiaries) as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related (i) consolidated statements of income or operations for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the fiscal year then ended and (ii) consolidated statements of cash flows for such fiscal quarter and the portion of the fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form (A) the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year and (B) in the case of such statements of income or operations, the budget for such fiscal quarter and the portion of the fiscal year then ended, for the elapsed portion of the fiscal year then ended and for the Test Period ended on the last day of such fiscal quarter, all in reasonable detail and certified by a Responsible Officer of Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes and (y) management’s discussion and analysis of the important operational and financial developments of Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such fiscal quarter;

 

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(b)    Annual Financials. As soon as available, but in any event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of Borrower beginning with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, (x) consolidated balance sheets of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (or, if the VoteCo SPE Reorganization has not occurred and the financials for Borrower and its Subsidiaries are consolidated with the financials for RRR, RRR and its Subsidiaries) as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, members’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year, together with supplemental schedules listing the consolidating results of (i) Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and (ii) any Unrestricted Subsidiaries, setting forth in each case in comparative form (A) the figures for the previous fiscal year and (B) in the case of such statements of income or operations, beginning with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, the budget for such fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, and, (1) in the case of each such consolidated financial statements, audited and accompanied by a report and opinion of Ernst & Young LLP or any other independent registered public accounting firm of nationally recognized standing, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit, and (2) in the case of such consolidated and consolidating financial statements certified by a Responsible Officer of Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, members’ equity and cash flows of Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP and (y) management’s discussion and analysis of the important operational and financial developments of Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such fiscal year;

(c)    Auditors Certificates; Compliance Certificate. (i) Concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Section 9.04(b), a certificate (which certificate may be limited or eliminated to the extent required by accounting rules or guidelines or to the extent not available on commercially reasonable terms as determined in consultation with the Administrative Agent) of the independent certified public accountants reporting on such financial statements stating that in making the examination necessary therefor no knowledge was obtained of any Event of Default relating to the Financial Maintenance Covenants, except as specified in such certificate; and (ii) at the time it furnishes each set of financial statements pursuant to Section 9.04(a) or Section 9.04(b), a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Borrower in the form of Exhibit V hereto (I) to the effect that no Default has occurred and is continuing (or, if any Default has occurred and is continuing, describing the same in reasonable detail and describing the action that the Companies have taken and propose to take with respect thereto) and (II) setting forth in reasonable detail the computations necessary to determine whether Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are in compliance with Section 10.08 as of the end of the respective fiscal quarter or fiscal year and, if such Compliance Certificate demonstrates an Event of Default of any covenant under Section 10.08, Holdco may deliver, together with such Compliance Certificate, notice of its intent to cure (a “Notice of Intent to Cure”) such Event of Default pursuant to Section 11.03; provided that the delivery of a Notice of Intent to Cure shall in no way affect or alter the occurrence, existence or continuation of any such Event of Default or the rights, benefits, powers and remedies of the Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and the Lenders under any Credit Document;

(d)    Notice of Default. Promptly after any Responsible Officer of any Company knows that any Default has occurred, a notice of such Default, breach or violation describing the same in reasonable detail and a description of the action that the Companies have taken and propose to take with respect thereto;

(e)    Environmental Matters. Written notice of any claim, release of Hazardous Material, condition, circumstance, occurrence or event arising under Environmental Law which would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect;

(f)    Annual Budgets. As soon as available, and in any event no later than ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of Borrower, a detailed consolidated budget for the following fiscal year (including a projected consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the end of the following fiscal year, the related consolidated statements of projected cash flow and projected income and a summary of the material underlying assumptions applicable thereto), and, as soon as available, significant revisions, if any, of such budget and projections with respect to such fiscal year, which shall in each case be accompanied by a certificate of a Responsible Officer stating that such projections are based on reasonable estimates, information and assumptions and that such Responsible Officer has no reason to believe that such projections are incorrect or misleading in any material respect;

 

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(g)    Auditors’ Reports. Promptly upon receipt thereof, copies of all annual, interim or special reports issued to Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary by independent certified public accountants in connection with each annual, interim or special audit of Borrower’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s books made by such accountants, including any management letter commenting on Borrower’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s internal controls issued by such accountants to management in connection with their annual audit; provided, however, that such reports shall only be made available to Administrative Agent and to those Lenders who request such reports through Administrative Agent;

(h)    Lien Matters; Casualty and Damage to Collateral.

(i)    Prompt written notice of (i) the incurrence of any Lien (other than a Permitted Lien (but excluding Liens incurred pursuant to Section 10.02(l))) on the Collateral or any part thereof, (ii) any Casualty Event or other insured damage to any material portion of the Collateral or (iii) the occurrence of any other event that in Borrower’s judgment is reasonably likely to materially adversely affect the aggregate value of the Collateral; and

(ii)    Each year, at the time of delivery of annual financial statements with respect to the preceding fiscal year pursuant to Section 9.04(b), a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Borrower setting forth the information required pursuant to Schedules 1(a), 1(b), 2, 3(a), 3(b), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 10, and 11 to the Perfection Certificate or confirming that there has been no change in such information since the date of the Initial Perfection Certificate or the date of the most recent certificate delivered pursuant to this Section 9.04(h)(ii);

(i)    Notice of Material Adverse Effect. Written notice of the occurrence of any event or occurrence that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(j)    ERISA Information. Promptly after the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, a written notice specifying the nature thereof, what action the Companies or other ERISA Entity have taken, are taking or propose to take with respect thereto, and, when known, any action taken or threatened by the IRS, Department of Labor, PBGC or Multiemployer Plan sponsor with respect thereto;

(k)    Amendments to Certain Material Contracts.

(i)    No later than five (5) days after the delivery of each Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 9.04(c) (or, if not received by Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary prior to the date of such delivery, promptly after receipt thereof), a copy of each amendment, modification, consent or waiver to any Subsidiary Cost Allocation Agreement, the GVR/ANC License Agreement, the Holding Company Tax Sharing Agreement or any Subsidiary Tax Sharing Agreement entered into during such fiscal period not previously delivered pursuant to Section 9.04(c);

(ii)    promptly after obtaining knowledge thereof, any material amendment, waiver or other material modification made to, or delivery of any notice of default or termination of, or the entry into, any LandCo Loan Document or the LandCo Support Agreement (together with a copy of any such amendment, waiver, modification or notice);

 

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(iii)    promptly after the occurrence thereof (and in any event prior to making any Restricted Payment pursuant to Section 10.06(p)(ii)), notice of the occurrence of the Senior Unsecured Notes Tax Transition;

(l)    Patriot Act. promptly following the Administrative Agent’s or any Lender’s request therefor, all documentation and other information that the Administrative Agent or such Lender reasonably requests in order to comply with its ongoing obligations under the applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation; and

(m)    Miscellaneous. Promptly, such financial information, reports, documents and other information with respect to Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may from time to time reasonably request; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section 9.04 shall require delivery of financial information, reports, documents or other information which constitutes attorney work product or is subject to confidentiality agreements or to the extent disclosure thereof would reasonably be expected to result in loss of attorney client privilege with respect thereto.

Reports and documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 9.04 may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which Borrower posts such reports and/or documents, or provides a link thereto on Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address specified below Borrower’s name on the signature hereof or such other website address as provided in accordance with Section 13.02; or (ii) on which such reports and/or documents are posted on Borrower’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website (including the website of the SEC) or whether sponsored by Administrative Agent); provided that: Borrower shall provide to Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such reports and/or documents and Administrative Agent shall post such reports and/or documents and notify (which may be by facsimile or electronic mail) each Lender of the posting of any such reports and/or documents. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, in every instance Borrower shall be required to provide the compliance certificate required by Section 9.04(c)(ii) to Administrative Agent in the form of an original paper copy or a .pdf or facsimile copy of the original paper copy.

Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) Administrative Agent will make available to the Lenders and the L/C Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks/IntraAgency or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to Borrower or its Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities. Borrower hereby agrees that it will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (w) all such Borrower Materials shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized Administrative Agent, the L/C Lenders and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute information of the type subject to Section 13.10, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 13.10); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information;” and (z) Administrative Agent shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated “Public Side Information.”

SECTION 9.05.    Maintaining Records; Access to Properties and Inspections. Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall keep proper books of record and account in which entries true and correct in all material

 

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respects and in material conformity with GAAP and all material Requirements of Law are made. Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries will, subject to applicable Gaming Laws, permit any representatives designated by Administrative Agent or any Lender to visit and inspect the financial records and the property of Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary at reasonable times, upon reasonable notice and as often as reasonably requested, and permit any representatives designated by Administrative Agent or any Lender to discuss the affairs, finances and condition of such Restricted Subsidiaries with the officers thereof and independent accountants therefor (provided Borrower has the opportunity to participate in such meetings); provided that, in the absence of a continuing Default or Event of Default, only one such inspection by such representatives (on behalf of Administrative Agent and/or any Lender) shall be permitted in any fiscal year (and such inspection shall be at Administrative Agent and/or such Lenders’ expense, as applicable). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, no Company will be required to disclose, permit the inspection, examination or making of extracts, or discussion of, any document, information or other matter that (i) in respect of which disclosure to Administrative Agent (or its designated representative) or any Lender is then prohibited by law or contract or (ii) is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work product.

SECTION 9.06.    Use of Proceeds. Borrower shall use the proceeds of the Loans only for the purposes set forth in Section 8.11. Borrower will not request any Borrowing or Letter of Credit, and Borrower shall not use, and shall procure that its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit (A) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (B) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, to the extent such activities, business or transaction would be prohibited by Sanctions if conducted by a corporation incorporated in the United States or in a European Union member state, or (C) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.

SECTION 9.07.    Compliance with Environmental Law. Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall (a) comply with Environmental Law, and will keep or cause all Real Property to be kept free of any Liens imposed under Environmental Law, unless, in each case, failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (b) in the event of any Hazardous Material at, on, under or emanating from any Real Property which could result in liability under or a violation of any Environmental Law, in each case which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, undertake, and/or cause any of their respective tenants or occupants to undertake, at no cost or expense to Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent or any Lender, any action required pursuant to Environmental Law to mitigate and eliminate such condition; provided, however, that no Company shall be required to comply with any order or directive which is being contested in good faith and by proper proceedings so long as it has maintained adequate reserves with respect to such compliance to the extent required in accordance with GAAP; and (c) at the written request of Administrative Agent, in its reasonable discretion, provide, at no cost or expense to Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent or any Lender, an environmental site assessment (including, without limitation, the results of any soil or groundwater or other testing conducted at Administrative Agent’s request) concerning any Real Property now or hereafter owned, leased or operated by Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, conducted by an environmental consulting firm proposed by such Credit Party and approved by Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion indicating the presence or absence of Hazardous Material and the potential cost of any required action in connection with any Hazardous Material on, at, under or emanating from such Real Property; provided, however, that such request may be made only if (i) there has occurred and is continuing an Event of Default, or (ii) circumstances exist that reasonably could be expected to form the basis of an Environmental Action against Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any Real Property of Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; if Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries fails to provide the same within sixty (60) days after such request was made (or in such longer period as may be approved by Administrative Agent, in its reasonable discretion), Administrative Agent may but is under no obligation to conduct the same, and Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiary shall grant and hereby grants to Administrative Agent and its agents, advisors and consultants access at reasonable times, and upon reasonable notice to Borrower, to such Real Property and specifically grants Administrative Agent and its agents, advisors and

 

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consultants an irrevocable non-exclusive license, subject to the rights of tenants, to undertake such an assessment, all at no cost or expense to Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent or any Lender. Administrative Agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain from the firm conducting any such assessment usual and customary agreements to secure liability insurance and to treat its work as confidential and shall promptly provide Borrower with all documents relating to such assessment.

SECTION 9.08.    Pledge or Mortgage of Real Property and Vessels.

(a)    Subject to compliance with applicable Gaming Laws, if, after the Closing Date any Credit Party shall acquire any Property (other than any Real Property, any Vessel or Replacement Vessel (other than leasehold interests in any Vessel or Replacement Vessel) or any Property that is subject to a Lien permitted under Section 10.02(i) or Section 10.02(k) to the extent and for so long as the contract or other agreement in which such Lien is granted validly prohibits the creation of Liens securing the Obligations on such Property and to the extent such prohibition is not superseded by the applicable provisions of the UCC), including, without limitation, pursuant to any Permitted Acquisition, or as to which Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, does not have a perfected Lien and as to which the Security Documents are intended to cover, such Credit Party shall (subject to any applicable provisions set forth in the Security Agreement with respect to limitations on grant of security interests in certain types of assets or Pledged Collateral and limitations or exclusions from the requirement to perfect Liens on such assets or Pledged Collateral) promptly (i) execute and deliver to Collateral Agent such amendments to the Security Documents or such other documents as Collateral Agent deems necessary or advisable in order to grant to Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, security interests in such Property and (ii) take all actions necessary or advisable to grant to Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected first priority security interest (except to the extent limited by applicable Requirements of Law (including, without limitation, any Gaming Laws)), subject to no Liens other than Permitted Liens, in each case, to the extent such actions are required by the Security Agreement; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, the Credit Parties shall not be required to take such actions with respect to any leasehold interest in any Vessel or Replacement Vessel entered into after the date hereof that has a fair market value (including the reasonably anticipated fair market value of the Gaming Facility or other improvements to be developed thereon) of less than $25.0 million.

(b)    If, after the Closing Date, any Credit Party (x) acquires, including, without limitation, pursuant to any Permitted Acquisition, a fee or leasehold interest in Real Property located in the United States which Real Property has a fair market value in excess of $25.0 million or (y) develops a Gaming Facility on any fee or leasehold interest in Real Property located in the United States which Real Property (including the reasonably anticipated fair market value of the Gaming Facility or other improvements to be developed thereon) has a fair market value in excess of $25.0 million, determined on an as-developed basis, in each case, with respect to which a Mortgage was not previously entered into in favor of Collateral Agent (in each case, other than to the extent such Real Property is subject to a Lien permitted under Section 10.02(i) or 10.02(k) securing Indebtedness to the extent and for so long as the contract or other agreement in which such Lien is granted validly prohibits the creation of Liens securing the Obligations on such Real Property), such Credit Party shall promptly notify Collateral Agent and, if requested by the Required Lenders or Collateral Agent, within sixty (60) days of such request (in each case, or such longer period that is reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent), (i) take such actions and execute such documents as Collateral Agent shall reasonably require to confirm the Lien of an existing Mortgage, if applicable, or to create a new Mortgage on such additional Real Property and (ii) cause to be delivered to Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, all documents and instruments reasonably requested by Collateral Agent or as shall be necessary in the opinion of counsel to Collateral Agent to create on behalf of the Secured Parties a valid, perfected, mortgage Lien, subject only to Permitted Liens, including the following:

(1)    a Mortgage in favor of Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, in form for recording in the recording office of the jurisdiction where such Mortgaged Real Property is situated, together with such other documentation as shall be required to create a valid mortgage Lien under applicable law, which Mortgage and other documentation shall be reasonably satisfactory to Collateral Agent and shall be effective to create in favor of Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a valid, perfected, Mortgage Lien on such Mortgaged Real Property subject to no Liens other than Permitted Liens; and

 

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(2)    with respect to each Mortgage and each Mortgaged Real Property, each of the items set forth in Sections 7.01(l) and 9.15(b) and, in each case to the extent reasonably requested by the Required Lenders or Collateral Agent, each of the items set forth in Sections 9.15(a)(i)(2) and 9.15(a)(i)(3);

provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the delivery of the items required under this Section 9.08(b) shall not be required prior to the date that is sixty (60) days after the Closing Date (or such later date as agreed by Administrative Agent).

(c)    If, after the Closing Date, any Credit Party (x) acquires, including, without limitation, pursuant to any Permitted Acquisition, the entire fee interest in any Vessel or a Replacement Vessel with a fair market value in excess of $25.0 million located or otherwise maintained in the United States and registered with the United States Coast Guard or (y) develops a Gaming Facility with a fair market value in excess of $25.0 million, determined on an as-developed basis, on any Vessel or a Replacement Vessel on which a Credit Party owns the entire fee interest, located or otherwise maintained in the United States and registered with the United States Coast Guard, in each case, with respect to which a Ship Mortgage was not previously entered into in favor of Collateral Agent (other than to the extent such other Vessel or Replacement Vessel is subject to a Lien permitted under Section 10.02(i) or 10.02(k) securing Indebtedness to the extent and for so long as the contract or other agreement in