EX-10.22 3 sgu-ex1022_213.htm EX-10.22 sgu-ex1022_213.htm

Exhibit 10.22

Execution Version

 

FIFTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of December 4, 2019

among

PETROLEUM HEAT AND POWER CO., INC.,

as Borrower

The Other Loan Parties Party Hereto,

The Lenders from Time to Time Party Hereto,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent and an LC Issuer

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

as Co-Syndication Agent and an LC Issuer

and

CITIZENS BANK, N.A.,
as Co-Syndication Agent
and


KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

TD BANK, N.A.,

and

BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A.

as Co-Documentation Agents

and

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

CITIZENS BANK, N.A.,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS

2

 

 

1.1.

Defined Terms2

 

 

1.2.

Accounting Terms; GAAP46

 

 

1.3.

Interest Rates; Eurodollar Base Rate Notification46

 

 

1.4.

Divisions47

 

ARTICLE II THE FACILITY

47

 

 

2.1.

The Facility47

 

 

2.1.1.

Revolving Loans47

 

 

2.1.2.

Facility LCs48

 

 

2.1.3.

Non-Ratable Loans53

 

 

2.1.4.

Protective Advances, Swingline Loans and Overadvances.53

 

 

2.1.5.

Term Loans56

 

 

2.2.

Ratable Loans; Risk Participation56

 

 

2.3.

Payment of the Obligations57

 

 

2.4.

Minimum Amount of Each Advance57

 

 

2.5.

Funding Account57

 

 

2.6.

Reliance Upon Authority; No Liability57

 

 

2.7.

Conversion and Continuation of Outstanding Advances57

 

 

2.8.

Telephonic Notices58

 

 

2.9.

Notification of Advances, Interest Rates and Repayments58

 

 

2.10.

Fees58

 

 

2.11.

Interest Rates59

 

 

2.12.

Alternate Rate of Interest59

 

 

2.13.

Eurodollar Advances Post Default; Default Rates60

 

 

2.14.

Interest Payment Dates; Interest and Fee Basis61

 

 

2.15.

Voluntary Prepayments61

 

 

2.16.

Mandatory Prepayments61

 

 

2.17.

Termination of the Commitments; Increase in Aggregate Revolving Commitment63

 

 

2.18.

Method of Payment64

 

 

2.19.

Apportionment, Application, and Reversal of Payments65

 

 

2.20.

Settlement66

 

 

2.21.

Indemnity for Returned Payments66

 

 

2.22.

Noteless Agreement; Evidence of Indebtedness67

 

 

2.23.

Lending Installations67

 

 

2.24.

Non‑Receipt of Funds by the Agent; Defaulting Lenders68

 

 

2.25.

Limitation of Interest71

 

 

2.26.

Applicable Mortgage Minimum Amount71

 

 

2.27.

Amortization of Term Loans71

 

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2.28.

MIRE Event71

 

ARTICLE III YIELD PROTECTION; TAXES

72

 

 

3.1.

Yield Protection72

 

 

3.2.

Changes in Capital Adequacy or Liquidity Regulations73

 

 

3.3.

Availability of Types of Advances74

 

 

3.4.

Funding Indemnification74

 

 

3.5.

Taxes74

 

 

3.6.

Lender Statements; Survival of Indemnity77

 

 

3.7.

Replacement of Lender78

 

ARTICLE IV CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

78

 

 

4.1.

Effectiveness78

 

 

4.2.

Each Credit Extension81

 

ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

82

 

 

5.1.

Existence and Standing82

 

 

5.2.

Authorization and Validity82

 

 

5.3.

No Conflict; Government Consent82

 

 

5.4.

Security Interest in Collateral83

 

 

5.5.

Financial Statements83

 

 

5.6.

Material Adverse Change83

 

 

5.7.

Taxes83

 

 

5.8.

Litigation and Contingent Obligations84

 

 

5.9.

Capitalization and Subsidiaries84

 

 

5.10.

ERISA84

 

 

5.11.

Accuracy of Information84

 

 

5.12.

Names; Prior Transactions84

 

 

5.13.

Regulation U85

 

 

5.14.

Material Agreements85

 

 

5.15.

Compliance With Laws85

 

 

5.16.

Ownership of Properties85

 

 

5.17.

Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions85

 

 

5.18.

Environmental Matters85

 

 

5.19.

Investment and Holding Company Status87

 

 

5.20.

Bank Accounts87

 

 

5.21.

Indebtedness87

 

 

5.22.

Affiliate Transactions87

 

 

5.23.

Real Property; Leases87

 

 

5.24.

Intellectual Property Rights88

 

 

5.25.

Insurance88

 

 

5.26.

Solvency88

 

 

5.27.

Subordinated Indebtedness88

 

 

5.28.

Post‑Retirement Benefits89

 

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5.29.

Common Enterprise89

 

 

5.30.

Reportable Transaction89

 

 

5.31.

Labor Disputes89

 

 

5.32.

Fixed Price Supply Contracts89

 

 

5.33.

Trading and Inventory Policies89

 

 

5.34.

Use of Proceeds90

 

 

5.35.

EEA Financial Institutions90

 

 

5.36.

Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions90

 

ARTICLE VI COVENANTS

90

 

 

6.1.

Financial and Collateral Reporting90

 

 

6.2.

Use of Proceeds94

 

 

6.3.

Notices95

 

 

6.4.

Conduct of Business96

 

 

6.5.

Taxes97

 

 

6.6.

Payment of Indebtedness and Other Liabilities97

 

 

6.7.

Insurance; Weather Hedging97

 

 

6.8.

Compliance with Laws99

 

 

6.9.

Maintenance of Properties and Intellectual Property Rights99

 

 

6.10.

Inspection100

 

 

6.11.

Appraisals100

 

 

6.12.

Communications with Accountants100

 

 

6.13.

Post-Closing Obligations with respect to Real Property; Mortgage Amendments, Collateral Access Agreements, etc.100

 

 

6.14.

Deposit Account Control Agreements102

 

 

6.15.

Additional Collateral; Further Assurances102

 

 

6.16.

Dividends103

 

 

6.17.

Indebtedness104

 

 

6.18.

Merger106

 

 

6.19.

Sale of Assets106

 

 

6.20.

Investments and Acquisitions106

 

 

6.21.

Liens107

 

 

6.22.

Change of Name or Location; Change of Fiscal Year109

 

 

6.23.

Affiliate Transactions110

 

 

6.24.

Amendments to Agreements110

 

 

6.25.

Prepayment of Indebtedness; Subordinated Indebtedness110

 

 

6.26.

Financial Contracts110

 

 

6.27.

Capital Expenditures111

 

 

6.28.

Financial Covenants111

 

 

6.29.

Depository Banks111

 

 

6.30.

Real Property Purchases111

 

 

6.31.

Sale of Accounts111

 

 

6.32.

Parent111

 

 

6.33.

Fixed Price Supply Contracts; Certain Policies112

 

 

6.34.

CaptiveCo Loans and Claim Reimbursement.112

 

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ARTICLE VII DEFAULTS

112

 

ARTICLE VIII REMEDIES; WAIVERS AND AMENDMENTS

115

 

 

8.1.

Remedies115

 

 

8.2.

Waivers by Loan Parties116

 

 

8.3.

Amendments117

 

 

8.4.

Preservation of Rights119

 

ARTICLE IX GENERAL PROVISIONS

119

 

 

9.1.

Survival of Representations119

 

 

9.2.

Governmental Regulation119

 

 

9.3.

Headings119

 

 

9.4.

Entire Agreement119

 

 

9.5.

Several Obligations; Benefits of this Agreement120

 

 

9.6.

Expenses; Indemnification120

 

 

9.7.

Numbers of Documents121

 

 

9.8.

Accounting121

 

 

9.9.

Severability of Provisions122

 

 

9.10.

Nonliability of Lenders122

 

 

9.11.

Confidentiality122

 

 

9.12.

Nonreliance123

 

 

9.13.

Disclosure123

 

 

9.14.

USA PATRIOT ACT123

 

 

9.15.

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions123

 

 

9.16.

Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.124

 

ARTICLE X THE AGENT

124

 

 

10.1.

Appointment; Nature of Relationship124

 

 

10.2.

Powers125

 

 

10.3.

General Immunity125

 

 

10.4.

No Responsibility for Credit Extensions, Recitals, etc.125

 

 

10.5.

Action on Instructions of the Lenders125

 

 

10.6.

Employment of Agents and Counsel126

 

 

10.7.

Reliance on Documents; Counsel126

 

 

10.8.

Agent’s Reimbursement and Indemnification126

 

 

10.9.

Notice of Default127

 

 

10.10.

Rights as a Lender127

 

 

10.11.

Lender Credit Decision127

 

 

10.12.

Successor Agent127

 

 

10.13.

Delegation to Affiliates128

 

 

10.14.

Execution of Loan Documents128

 

 

10.15.

Collateral Matters128

 

 

10.16.

Co-Agents, Co-Syndication Agents, Co-Documentation Agents, etc130

 

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10.17.

Certain ERISA Matters130

 

ARTICLE XI SETOFF; RATABLE PAYMENTS

133

 

 

11.1.

Setoff133

 

 

11.2.

Ratable Payments133

 

ARTICLE XII BENEFIT OF AGREEMENT; ASSIGNMENTS; PARTICIPATIONS

133

 

 

12.1.

Successors and Assigns133

 

 

12.2.

Participations134

 

 

12.3.

Assignments135

 

 

12.4.

Dissemination of Information137

 

 

12.5.

Tax Treatment137

 

 

12.6.

Assignment by LC Issuer137

 

ARTICLE XIII NOTICES

137

 

 

13.1.

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communications137

 

 

13.2.

Change of Address, Etc.138

 

ARTICLE XIV COUNTERPARTS

139

 

ARTICLE XV GUARANTY

139

 

 

15.1.

Guaranty139

 

 

15.2.

Guaranty of Payment139

 

 

15.3.

No Discharge or Diminishment of Guaranty139

 

 

15.4.

Defenses Waived141

 

 

15.5.

Rights of Subrogation141

 

 

15.6.

Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration141

 

 

15.7.

Information141

 

 

15.8.

Taxes142

 

 

15.9.

Severability142

 

 

15.10.

Contribution142

 

 

15.11.

Lending Installations143

 

 

15.12.

Liability Cumulative143

 

 

15.13.

Discharge of Guaranty Upon Certain Events143

 

 

15.14.

Keepwell143

 

ARTICLE XVI CHOICE OF LAW; CONSENT TO JURISDICTION; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

144

 

 

16.1.

CHOICE OF LAW144

 

 

16.2.

CONSENT TO JURISDICTION144

 

 

16.3.

WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL144

 

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ARTICLE XVII THE BORROWER REPRESENTATIVE

145

 

 

17.1.

Appointment; Nature of Relationship145

 

 

17.2.

Powers145

 

 

17.3.

Employment of Agents145

 

 

17.4.

Notices145

 

 

17.5.

Successor Borrower Representative145

 

 

17.6.

Execution of Loan Documents; Borrowing Base Certificate145

 

 

17.7.

Reporting146

 

ARTICLE XVIII Effect of Amendment and Restatement of Existing Credit AGREEMENT

146

 

 

EXHIBITS:

EXHIBIT AFORM OF BORROWING NOTICE

EXHIBIT BFORM OF CONVERSION/CONTINUATION NOTICE

EXHIBIT CNOTE

EXHIBIT DFORM OF OPINION

EXHIBIT ECOMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

EXHIBIT FJOINDER AGREEMENT

EXHIBIT GASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT

EXHIBIT H

BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE

 

SCHEDULES:

SCHEDULE ICOMMITMENTS

SCHEDULE 1.1ELIGIBLE CARRIERS

SCHEDULE 5.8LITIGATION AND CONTINGENT OBLIGATIONS

SCHEDULE 5.9CAPITALIZATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SCHEDULE 5.12NAMES; PRIOR TRANSACTIONS

SCHEDULE 5.14MATERIAL AGREEMENTS

SCHEDULE 5.16OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTIES

SCHEDULE 5.18ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS

SCHEDULE 5.21INDEBTEDNESS

SCHEDULE 5.22AFFILIATE TRANSACTIONS

SCHEDULE 5.23REAL PROPERTY; LEASES

SCHEDULE 5.24INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

SCHEDULE 5.25INSURANCE

SCHEDULE 5.31LABOR MATTERS

SCHEDULE 5.32FIXED PRICE SUPPLY CONTRACTS

SCHEDULE 6.20OTHER INVESTMENTS

SCHEDULE 6.21LIENS

 

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FIFTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

This Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 4, 2019, is among Petroleum Heat and Power Co., Inc., a Minnesota corporation (“Petro” or the “Borrower”), the other Loan Parties, the Lenders from time to time party hereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, as an LC Issuer and as the Agent, Bank of America, N.A., as co-syndication agent and as an LC Issuer (“Bank of America”), Citizens Bank, N.A., as co-syndication agent (together with Bank of America, the “Co-Syndication Agents”) and KeyBank National Association, TD Bank, N.A. and BMO Harris Bank, N.A., as co-documentation agents (each, a “Co-Documentation Agent” and collectively, the “Co-Documentation Agents”).  

RECITALS

WHEREAS, pursuant to that certain Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 2, 2018 (as amended prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), among Petro, the lenders party thereto (the “Existing Lenders”), the other Loan Parties, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, as an issuer of certain letters of credit and as the administrative agent, Bank of America, N.A. as an issuer of certain letters of credit and co-syndication agent, Citizens Bank, N.A., as co-syndication agent and KeyBank National Association, Regions Bank and TD Bank, N.A. as co-documentation agents, the Existing Lenders made available to the Borrower (i) revolving loans and other extensions of credit in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $450,000,000 and (ii) a term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $100,000,000;

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Existing Credit Agreement be amended and restated in order to provide for, among other things, (i) a new 5-year term loan facility in an aggregate amount not to exceed $130,000,000 (a portion of which, for the avoidance of doubt, will be deemed to have been applied to a “cashless” prepayment of the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans outstanding on the Effective Date with the proceeds of a borrowing of new Term Loans hereunder in an equal amount, in each case, deemed to occur as of the Effective Date), which extensions of credit will be used by the Borrower for the purposes set forth in Section 6.2 and (ii) extension of the Facility Termination Date with respect to the Revolving Loans outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Obligations of the Borrower under the Loan Documents to the Agent and the Lenders will continue to be guaranteed by the Guarantors as set forth in the Guaranty; and

WHEREAS, the Borrower and the other Loan Parties will continue to secure all of their Obligations under the Loan Documents pursuant to the security interests in and liens upon the Collateral as set forth in the Collateral Documents;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises and the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is

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hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree that the Existing Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated as of the Effective Date to read in its entirety as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

1.1.Defined Terms

.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:

Account” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.

Account Debtor” means any Person obligated on an Account.

Acquisition” means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, consummated after the Effective Date, by which any Loan Party (a) acquires any going business or all or substantially all of the assets of any Person, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise or (b) directly or indirectly acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) at least a majority (in number of votes) of the Capital Stock of a Person which has ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other similar management personnel of a Person (other than Capital Stock having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) or a majority of the outstanding Capital Stock of a Person.

Advance” means a borrowing hereunder, (a) made by some or all of the Lenders on the same Borrowing Date, or (b) converted or continued by the Lenders on the same date of conversion or continuation, and consisting, in either case, of the aggregate amount of the several Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, for the same Interest Period.  The term Advance shall include Revolving Loans, Term Loans, Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances unless otherwise expressly provided.  

Affected Lender” is defined in Section 3.7.

Affiliate” of any Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with such Person.  A Person shall be deemed to control another Person if the controlling Person owns 10% or more of any class of the voting Capital Stock of the controlled Person or possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of the controlled Person, whether through ownership of Capital Stock, by contract or otherwise.

Agent” means Chase in its capacity as contractual representative of the Lenders pursuant to Article X, and not in its individual capacity as a Lender, and any successor Agent appointed pursuant to Article X.

Aggregate Commitment” means, at any time, the aggregate of the Revolving Commitment and Term Commitment (or, if the Term Commitment has been terminated, the Term Credit Exposure) of all the Lenders.

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Aggregate Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate of the Revolving Credit Exposure and Term Credit Exposure of all the Lenders.

Aggregate Revolving Commitment” means the aggregate of the Revolving Commitments of all of the Lenders, as reduced from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof, which Aggregate Revolving Commitment shall be in the amount of $450,000,000; provided that, for all purposes of this Agreement (other than the definition of Available Revolving Commitment) (i) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment shall be deemed to be the Non-Seasonal Availability Amount for each day other than any day during a Seasonal Availability Period and (ii) during a Seasonal Availability Period the Aggregate Revolving Commitment shall be equal to $300,000,000 plus the aggregate amount of increases in the Aggregate Revolving Commitment requested by the Borrower during such Seasonal Availability Period subject to the limitations on such requests described in the proviso of the definition of “Seasonal Availability Notice” (it being understood that the Aggregate Revolving Commitment shall not exceed $450,000,000 (or if the Aggregate Revolving Commitment is increased pursuant to Section 2.17 hereof, $650,000,000) at any time).

Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate of the Revolving Credit Exposure.

Aggregate Term Commitment” means the aggregate of the Term Commitments of all of the Lenders, as reduced from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof, which Aggregate Term Commitment shall be in the amount of $130,000,000.

Aggregate Term Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate of the Term Credit Exposure.

Agreement” means this Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as it may be amended or modified and in effect from time to time.

Alternate Base Rate” or “ABR” means, for any day, a rate of interest 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 0.50% and (c) the Eurodollar Rate (excluding the Applicable Margin) for a one month Interest Period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%; provided that for the purpose of this definition, the Eurodollar Rate for any day shall be based on the Screen Rate (or if the Screen Rate is not available for such one month Interest Period, the Interpolated Rate) at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day.  Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Eurodollar Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Eurodollar Rate, respectively.  If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.12 (for the avoidance of doubt, only until any amendment has become effective pursuant to Section 2.12(b)), then the Alternate Base Rate shall be the greater of clauses (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above.  For the avoidance of doubt, if the Alternate Base Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

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Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to any Loan Party or any of their Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.

Applicable Fee Rate” means 0.30% per annum; provided that the Applicable Fee Rate on the amount by which the Aggregate Revolving Commitment exceeds the Non-Seasonal Availability Amount shall be, solely with respect to each day other than any day during a Seasonal Availability Period, 0.20% per annum.

Applicable Laws” is defined in Section 5.15.

Applicable Margin” means, (A) with respect to Revolving Loans, (i) with respect to Floating Rate Advances, 0.50% per annum and (ii) with respect to Eurodollar Advances, 1.50% per annum and (B) with respect to Term Loans, (i) with respect to Floating Rate Advances, 2.00% per annum and (ii) with respect to Eurodollar Advances, 3.00% per annum; provided that from and after the date of delivery by the Borrower of the financial statements described in Section 6.1(b) for the Fiscal Quarter ending as of December 31, 2019 and thereafter, the Applicable Margin will be determined as of the end of each Fiscal Quarter of the Borrower based upon the Applicable Margin Availability for such Fiscal Quarter as set forth in the pricing grid below:

Applicable Margin Availability

Revolving Loan Eurodollar Advances

Revolving Loan Floating Rate Advances

Term Loan Eurodollar Advances

Term Loan Floating Rate Advances

> $225,000,000

1.25%

0.25%

2.75%

1.75%

> $150,000,000 but ≤ $225,000,000

1.50%

0.50%

3.00%

2.00%

> $75,000,000 but ≤ $150,000,000

1.75%

0.75%

3.25%

2.25%

< $75,000,000

2.00%

1.00%

3.50%

2.50%

 

Changes in the Applicable Margin resulting from changes in Applicable Margin Availability shall become effective on the first day of the next succeeding quarter and shall remain in effect until the next change to be effected pursuant to this paragraph.  In the event that the Borrower shall fail to deliver the Borrowing Base Certificate with respect to any Fiscal Quarter, the Applicable Margin shall, from the date such Borrowing Base Certificate was required to be delivered until the date on which it is delivered, be determined by reference to the lowest Applicable Margin Availability in the foregoing grid.

Applicable Margin Availability” means, at any date, (a) the sum of the Availability (which shall be deemed to include Suppressed Availability for the purpose of calculating

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Availability pursuant to this definition) on the last day of each of the twelve preceding Fiscal Months ending on such date divided by (b) twelve.

Applicable Mortgages” means any Mortgage with respect to which mortgage recording taxes, documentary stamp taxes, intangible taxes and other similar taxes are payable in connection with each Credit Extension (assuming that no Credit Extensions were then outstanding).  

Applicable Mortgage Minimum Amount” means, at any time, the sum of the limits on the maximum amount of the Obligations secured under all Applicable Mortgages at such time.  

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

Arrangers” means (i) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and its successors; provided that the Borrower agrees that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. may perform its responsibilities hereunder through its affiliate, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, (ii) Bank of America, N.A. and its successors and (iii) Citizens Bank, N.A., each in their capacity as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners.

Article” means an article of this Agreement unless another document is specifically referenced.

Assignment Agreement” is defined in Section 12.3(a).

Authorized Officer” means any of the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, vice president, controller or treasurer of a Loan Party, acting singly.

Availability” means, at any time, an amount equal to (x) the lesser of (a) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment and (b) the Borrowing Base minus (y) the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure.  

Available Revolving Commitment” means, at any time, the Aggregate Revolving Commitment then in effect minus the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure at such time.

Bail-In Action” means 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.

Bail-In Legislation” means, 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.

Banking Services” means each and any of the following bank services provided to any Loan Party by any Lender or any of its Affiliates: (a) commercial credit cards, (b) stored value cards and (c) treasury management services (including, without limitation, controlled

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disbursement, automated clearinghouse transactions, return items, overdrafts and interstate depository network services).  

Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the U.S. Code (11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.) as amended, reformed, or otherwise modified from time to time, and any rule or regulation issued thereunder.

Benchmark Replacement means the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate (which may be a SOFR-Based Rate) that has been selected by the Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body and/or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest as a replacement to the Eurodollar Base Rate for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities and (b) the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement; provided further that any such Benchmark Replacement shall be administratively feasible as determined by the Agent in its sole discretion.

 

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment means the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of the Eurodollar Base Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body and/or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of the Eurodollar Base Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time (for the avoidance of doubt, such Benchmark Replacement Adjustment shall not be in the form of a reduction to the Applicable Margin).

 

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Alternate Base Rate,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters) that the Agent decides in its reasonable discretion may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of the Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement).

 

Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to the Eurodollar Base Rate:

(1) in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and

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(b) the date on which the administrator of the Screen Rate permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide the Screen Rate; or

(2) in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein.

Benchmark Transition Event means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the Eurodollar Base Rate:

(1) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the Screen Rate announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide the Screen Rate, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the Screen Rate;

(2) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the Screen Rate, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for the Screen Rate, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for the Screen Rate or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for the Screen Rate, in each case which states that the administrator of the Screen Rate has ceased or will cease to provide the Screen Rate permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the Screen Rate; and/or

(3) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the Screen Rate announcing that the Screen Rate is no longer representative.

Benchmark Transition Start Date means (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrower, the Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the Eurodollar Base Rate and solely to the extent that the Eurodollar Base Rate has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (x) beginning at the time that such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the Eurodollar Base Rate for all purposes hereunder in accordance with Section 2.12 and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the Eurodollar Base Rate for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 2.12.

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

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

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Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code to which Section 4975 of the Code applies, and (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of the Plan Asset Regulations or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate’ (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.

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

Borrower” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

Borrower Representative” means PHI, in its capacity as contractual representative of the Borrower pursuant to Article XVII.

Borrowing Base” means, at any time, the sum, without duplication, of:

(a)(i) for the months of May through November in each Fiscal Year, 85% of Eligible Accounts Receivable or (ii) for the months of December through April in each Fiscal Year subject to trailing dilution of not more than 3%, 90% of Eligible Accounts Receivable, plus

(b)(i) for the months of May through November in each Fiscal Year, 80% of Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory or (ii) for the months of December through April in each Fiscal Year, 85% of Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory, plus

(c)the lesser of (i) $7,500,000 and (ii) 40% of Eligible Other Inventory, plus

(d)the lesser of

(i)$100,000,000 and

(ii)the sum of

 

(A)

75% of the Net Orderly Liquidation Value of Eligible Vehicles,

 

(B)

75% of the Net Orderly Liquidation Value of Eligible Machinery and Equipment, and

 

(C)

(i) 60% of the aggregate of the Customer Lists Value less (ii) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Term Loans; provided that this clause (D) shall not be less than zero,

plus

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(e)100% of cash and Cash Equivalent Investments held in deposit accounts located at, and subject to control agreements in favor of, the Agent, minus

(f)Reserves;

provided that (I) the amount described in clause (d)(i) above shall be automatically reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis by the Borrowing Base Reduction Amount, (II) Customer Lists shall be reappraised on an annual basis in accordance with Section 6.11 and (III) except for (x) Inventory and (y) Accounts, any assets acquired in connection with any Permitted Acquisition shall not be included in the determination of the Borrowing Base. The Borrowing Base shall be determined based on the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered by the Borrower.

Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate, signed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower Representative, in the form of Exhibit H or another form which is acceptable to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion.  Each Borrowing Base Certificate shall set forth, among other things, a calculation of the Borrowing Base.

Borrowing Base Reduction Amount” means an amount equal to the sum of (a) all Net Cash Proceeds of asset dispositions received by any Loan Party plus (b) all insurance or condemnation proceeds received by any Loan Party; provided that (x) such Net Cash Proceeds or insurance or condemnation proceeds shall be disregarded in determining the Borrowing Base Reduction Amount to the extent they are deposited in a deposit account located at, and subject to control agreements in favor of, the Agent pursuant to Section 2.16(b) or (d), as applicable, (y) such Net Cash Proceeds or insurance or condemnation proceeds shall be disregarded in determining the Borrowing Base Reduction Amount to the extent that within twelve months of the receipt thereof they are reinvested pursuant to Section 2.16(b) or (d), as applicable, in replacement assets of like value (as determined in a manner satisfactory to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion), and (z) in determining the Borrowing Base Reduction Amount, the amount allocated to any asset that is disposed of or that is the subject of any insurance or condemnation proceeds so received shall be equal to the amount originally allocated to such asset for purposes of determining the Borrowing Base (as determined by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion).

Borrowing Date” means a date on which an Advance or a Loan is made hereunder.

Borrowing Notice” is defined in Section 2.1.1(b).

Business Day” means (a) with respect to any borrowing, payment or rate selection of Eurodollar Advances, a day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks generally are open in Chicago and New York City for the conduct of substantially all of their commercial lending activities, interbank wire transfers can be made on the Fedwire system and dealings in U.S. dollars are carried on in the London interbank market and (b) for all other purposes, a day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks generally are open in Chicago for the conduct of substantially all of their commercial lending activities and interbank wire transfers can be made on the Fedwire system.

Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, without duplication, any expenditure or commitment to expend money for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset (other than

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pursuant to an Acquisition) which would be classified as a fixed or capital asset on a consolidated balance sheet of the Parent and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Capital Stock” means any and all corporate stock, units, shares, partnership interests, membership interests, equity interests, rights, securities, or other equivalent evidences of ownership (howsoever designated) issued by any Person.

Capitalized Lease” of a Person means any lease of Property by such Person as lessee which would be capitalized on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Capitalized Lease Obligations” of a Person means the aggregate amount of the obligations of such Person under Capitalized Leases which would be shown as a liability on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP.

CaptiveCo” means the collective reference to (i) Woodbury Insurance Co., Inc., a Connecticut corporation, and (ii) each other Subsidiary of Parent or the Borrower which is a captive insurance company.

CaptiveCo Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 6.34.

Carry Over Amount” is defined in Section 6.27.

Cash Equivalent Investments” means (a) short-term obligations of, or fully guaranteed by, the U.S., (b) commercial paper rated A-1 or better by S&P or P-1 or better by Moody’s, (c) demand deposit accounts maintained in the ordinary course of business with any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the U.S. or any State thereof that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000, and (d) certificates of deposit issued by and time deposits with any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the U.S. or any State thereof that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000; provided that, in each case, the same provides for payment of both principal and interest (and not principal alone or interest alone) and is not subject to any contingency regarding the payment of principal or interest.

Change” is defined in Section 3.2.

Change in Control” means the occurrence of any of the following events: (i) the partners or shareholders, as the case may be, of the Borrower shall approve any plan or proposal for the liquidation or dissolution of the Borrower; (ii) the General Partner shall cease for any reason to be the sole general partner of the Parent; (iii) the Parent ceases for any reason to beneficially own, directly or indirectly, 100% of all classes of Capital Stock of the Borrower; or (iv) the Kestrel Group collectively shall cease for any reason to beneficially own Capital Stock having the voting power to elect all of the directors or other governing board of the General Partner.

Chase” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, in its individual capacity, and its successors.

Co-Syndication Agents” has the meaning specified in the recitals hereto.

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Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, reformed or otherwise modified from time to time, and any rule or regulation issued thereunder.

Collateral” means any and all Property covered by the Collateral Documents and any and all other Property of any Loan Party, now existing or hereafter acquired, that may at any time be or become subject to a security interest or Lien in favor of the Agent, on behalf of itself and the Lenders, to secure the Secured Obligations.

Collateral Access Agreement” means any landlord waiver or other agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, between the Agent and any third party (including any bailee, consignee, customs broker, or other similar Person) in possession of any Collateral or any landlord of any Loan Party for any real Property where any Collateral is located, as such landlord waiver or other agreement may be amended, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time.

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Mortgages and any other documents granting a Lien upon the Collateral as security for payment of the Secured Obligations.

Collateral Shortfall Amount” is defined in Section 2.1.2(l).

Commitment” means, for each Lender, its Revolving Commitment and its Term Commitment.

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.

Commodity Hedging Agreement” means any agreement or arrangement designed solely to protect any Loan Party against fluctuations in the price of petroleum derivative products with respect to quantities of such products that such Loan Party reasonably expects to purchase from suppliers, sell to their customers or need for their inventory during the period covered by such agreement or arrangement.

Commodities Inventory” means all inventory consisting of petroleum derivative products of, and held for sale by, the Loan Parties.

Compliance Certificate” is defined in Section 6.1(e).

Compounded SOFR” means the compounded average of SOFRs for the applicable Corresponding Tenor, with the rate, or methodology for this rate, and conventions for this rate (which may include compounding in arrears with a lookback and/or suspension period as a mechanism to determine the interest amount payable prior to the end of each Interest Period) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with:

 

(1)

the rate, or methodology for this rate, and conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining compounded SOFR; provided that:

 

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(2)

if, and to the extent that, the Agent determines that Compounded SOFR cannot be determined in accordance with clause (1) above, then the rate, or methodology for this rate, and conventions for this rate that the Agent determines in its reasonable discretion are substantially consistent with any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining compounded SOFR for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time;

provided, further, that if the Agent decides that any such rate, methodology or convention determined in accordance with clause (1) or clause (2) is not administratively feasible for the Agent, then Compounded SOFR will be deemed unable to be determined for purposes of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement.”

Consolidated Capital Expenditures” means, with reference to any period, the Capital Expenditures of the Parent and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period.

Consolidated EBITDA” means Consolidated Net Income plus, to the extent deducted from revenues in determining Consolidated Net Income, (a) Consolidated Interest Expense, (b) expense for taxes paid or accrued, (c) depreciation, (d) amortization and other non-cash charges (including any non-cash impact of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codifications 715 and 815), (e) cash contributions to any Plan and (f) extraordinary non-cash losses (as determined in accordance with GAAP) incurred other than in the ordinary course of business, minus, to the extent included in Consolidated Net Income, extraordinary gains (as determined in accordance with GAAP) realized other than in the ordinary course of business, all calculated for the Parent and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.  For the purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any period (each, a “Reference Period”), (i) if at any time during such Reference Period, the Parent or any Subsidiaries shall have made any Material Disposition, Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if positive) attributable to the property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period and (ii) if during such Reference Period, the Parent or any Subsidiaries shall have made a Material Acquisition, Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.  As used in this definition: “Material Acquisition” means any Permitted Acquisition that involves the payment of consideration by the Parent and its Subsidiaries in excess of $500,000; “Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or other disposition of property or series of related sales, transfers or other dispositions of property that yields gross proceeds to the Parent and the Subsidiaries in excess of $500,000.  

Consolidated Fixed Charges” means, with reference to any period, without duplication, cash Consolidated Interest Expense, plus scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness made during such period, plus dividends or distributions paid or made during such Period by the Parent, plus Capitalized Lease payments, plus cash contributions to any Plan, all calculated for the Parent and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.  For the purposes of calculating Consolidated Fixed Charges for any Reference Period, (i) if at any time during such Reference Period, the Parent or any Subsidiaries shall have made any Material Disposition, Consolidated

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Fixed Charges for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Disposition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period and (ii) if during such Reference Period, the Parent or any Subsidiaries shall have made a Material Acquisition, Consolidated Fixed Charges for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period. As used in this definition: “Material Acquisition” means any Permitted Acquisition that involves the payment of consideration by the Parent and its Subsidiaries in excess of $500,000; and “Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or other disposition of property or series of related sales, transfers or other dispositions of property that yields gross proceeds to the Parent and the Subsidiaries in excess of $500,000.

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, the interest expense of the Parent and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period.

Consolidated Net Income” means, with reference to any period, the net income (or loss) of the Parent and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period.

Consolidated Senior Secured Debt” means, at any date, the Funded Debt of the Parent and its Subsidiaries that is then secured by a Lien on any asset of the Parent or its Subsidiaries and that is not subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations.

Contingent Obligation” of a Person means any agreement, undertaking or arrangement by which such Person assumes, guarantees, endorses, contingently agrees to purchase or provide funds for the payment of, or otherwise becomes or is contingently liable upon, the obligation or liability of any other Person, or agrees to maintain the net worth or working capital or other financial condition of any other Person, or otherwise assures any creditor of such other Person against loss, including, without limitation, any comfort letter, operating agreement, take‑or‑pay contract or the obligations of any such Person as general partner of a partnership with respect to the liabilities of the partnership.

Controlled Group” means all members of a controlled group of corporations or other business entities and all trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) under common control which, together with the Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, are treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code or Section 4001(14) of ERISA.

Conversion/Continuation Notice” is defined in Section 2.7.

Copyrights” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.

Corresponding Tenor with respect to a Benchmark Replacement means a tenor (including overnight) having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as the applicable tenor for the applicable Interest Period with respect to the Eurodollar Base Rate.

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

 

(i)

a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

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(ii)

a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

 

(iii)

a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16.

Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) its Revolving Credit Exposure, plus (b) its Term Credit Exposure.

Credit Extension” means the making of an Advance or the issuance of a Facility LC hereunder.

Credit Extension Date” means the Borrowing Date for an Advance or the issuance date for a Facility LC.

Customer Lists” means a list of the customers of the Borrower, PHI and their respective Subsidiaries which are Loan Parties, specifying each customer’s name, mailing address and phone number.

Customer Lists Value” means, at the election of the Agent exercising its Permitted Discretion, either (a) the value of the Customer Lists as determined in a manner acceptable to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion) by an appraiser reasonably acceptable to the Agent or (b) the value of (i) the distressed net orderly enterprise valuation (as determined by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion) of the non-working capital assets of the Loan Parties less (ii) the Orderly Liquidation Value of Eligible Vehicles less (iii) the Orderly Liquidation Value of Eligible Machinery and Equipment.  

Default” means an event described in Article VII.

Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that has (a) failed to fund any portion of its Loans or participations in Letters of Credit within three Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, unless such funding obligations are subject to a good faith dispute between the Borrower and such Lender, (b) notified the Borrower, the Agent, the LC Issuer or any Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or has made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement or under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit (it being understood that a Lender shall not be deemed a Defaulting Lender hereunder if its stated intention not to fund is based upon another party’s failure to fulfill its obligations under the applicable agreement), in each case unless such funding obligations are subject to a good faith dispute between the Borrower and such Lender, (c) failed, within three Business Days after request by the Agent, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of this Agreement relating to its obligations to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit, unless such funding obligations are subject to a good faith dispute

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between the Borrower and such Lender, (d) otherwise failed to pay over to the Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within three Business Days of the date when due, unless the subject of a good faith dispute, or (e) (i) become or is insolvent or has a parent company that has become or is insolvent, (ii) become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or has a parent company that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action.

Demand Note” means each promissory note issued by Parent, the Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries (other than CaptiveCo) in favor of CaptiveCo evidencing the cumulative amount of all CaptiveCo Loans to be made from time to time under Section 6.34, pursuant to which CaptiveCo may request, upon demand, repayment of all amounts outstanding under such CaptiveCo Loans from time to time.

Deposit Account Control Agreement” means an agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion), among any Loan Party, a banking institution holding such Loan Party’s funds, and the Agent with respect to collection and control of all deposits and balances held in a deposit account maintained by any Loan Party with such banking institution, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof.

Document” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which is organized under the laws of the U.S. or any state of the U.S.

Early Opt-in Election means the occurrence of:

(1) (i) a determination by the Agent or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Agent (with a copy to the Borrower) that the Required Lenders have determined that U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 2.12 are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace the Eurodollar Base Rate, and

(2) (i) the election by the Agent or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurred and the provision, as applicable, by the Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrower and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Agent.

EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any institution 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 institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a

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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” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

EEA Resolution Authority” means 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.

Effective Date” means the date that the conditions precedent set forth in Article IV are satisfied.

Eligibility Definition” means any of the following terms, as defined herein: “Eligible Accounts Receivable”, “Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory”, “Eligible Machinery and Equipment”, “Eligible Other Inventory” and “Eligible Vehicles”.

Eligible Accounts Receivable” means, at any time, the Accounts of a Loan Party which the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion are eligible as the basis for Credit Extensions hereunder.  Without limiting the Agent’s discretion provided herein, Eligible Accounts Receivable shall not include any Account:

(a)which is not subject to a first priority perfected security interest in favor of the Agent;

(b)which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Agent and (ii) a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent;

(c)with respect to which more than 90 days have elapsed since the date of the original invoice therefor or which is more than 60 days past the due date for payment; provided that (i) notwithstanding the foregoing, from May 1st through August 31st of each year, Accounts with respect to which more than 90 days but no more than 120 days have elapsed since the original invoice date shall nevertheless constitute Eligible Account Receivables in an amount not to exceed $25,000,000 (when taken together with all installment Accounts included as Eligible Accounts Receivable pursuant to clause (ii) below) and (ii) an installment Account that does not otherwise meet the terms of this clause (c) shall nevertheless constitute an Eligible Account Receivable so long as (x) with respect to any particular payment installment of such installment Account, not more than 90 days have elapsed since the date on which the original bill for such particular payment installment was mailed, (y) no particular payment installment of such installment Account is more than 60 days past the due date for payment and (z) the aggregate of all such installment Accounts does not exceed $25,000,000 (when taken together with all Accounts included as Eligible Accounts Receivable pursuant to clause (i) above);

(d)which is owing by an Account Debtor for which more than 50% of the Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates are ineligible hereunder;

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(e)which is owing by an Account Debtor to the extent the aggregate amount of Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates to all Loan Parties exceeds 2% of the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts Receivable of all Loan Parties;

(f)with respect to which any covenant, representation, or warranty contained in this Agreement or in the Security Agreement has been breached or is not true;

(g)which (i) does not arise from the sale of goods or performance of services in the ordinary course of business, (ii) is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentation satisfactory to the Agent  (in its Permitted Discretion) which has been sent or otherwise delivered to the Account Debtor, (iii) represents a progress billing, (iv) is contingent upon such Loan Party’s completion of any further performance, or (v) represents a sale on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment, cash-on-delivery or any other repurchase or return basis;

(h)for which the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped to the Account Debtor or for which the services giving rise to such Account have not been performed by such Loan Party;

(i)with respect to which any check or other instrument of payment has been returned uncollected for any reason;

(j)which is owed by an Account Debtor which has (i) applied for, suffered, or consented to the appointment of any receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of its assets, (ii) has had possession of all or a material part of its property taken by any receiver, custodian, trustee or liquidator, (iii) filed, or had filed against it, any request or petition for liquidation, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debts, adjudication as bankrupt, winding-up, or voluntary or involuntary case under any state or federal bankruptcy laws, (iv) has admitted in writing its inability, or is generally unable to, pay its debts as they become due, (v) become insolvent, or (vi) ceased operation of its business;

(k)which is owed by any Account Debtor which has sold all or a substantially all of its assets;

(l)which is owed by an Account Debtor which (i) does not maintain its chief executive office in the U.S. or Canada (other than the Province of Newfoundland) or (ii) is not organized under applicable law of the U.S., any state of the U.S., Canada, or any province of Canada (other than the Province of Newfoundland) unless, in either case, such Account is backed by a Letter of Credit acceptable to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion which is in the possession of the Agent;

(m)which is owed in any currency other than U.S. dollars;

(n)which is owed by (i) the government (or any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof) of any country other than the U.S. unless such Account is backed by a Letter of Credit acceptable to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion) which is in the possession of the Agent, or (ii) the government of the U.S., or

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any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof, unless the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. § 3727 et seq. and 41 U.S.C. § 15 et seq.), and any other steps necessary to perfect the Lien of the Agent in such Account have been complied with to the Agent’s satisfaction in its Permitted Discretion;

(o)which is owed by any Affiliate, director or executive officer of any Loan Party;

(p)which, when added to all other Accounts owing to the Loan Parties by the applicable Account Debtor or any of its Affiliates, does not exceed in face amount (i) in the case of commercial Account Debtors, 2.0% of the total Eligible Accounts Receivable and (ii) in the case of residential Account Debtors, 1.0% of the total Eligible Accounts Receivable;

(q)which is owed by an Account Debtor or any Affiliate of such Account Debtor to which any Loan Party is indebted, but only to the extent of such indebtedness;

(r)which is subject to any counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute but only to the extent of any such counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute;

(s)which is evidenced by any promissory note, chattel paper, or instrument;

(t)which is owed by an Account Debtor located in any jurisdiction which requires filing of a “Notice of Business Activities Report” or other similar report in order to permit such Loan Party to seek judicial enforcement in such jurisdiction of payment of such Account, unless such Loan Party has filed such report or qualified to do business in such jurisdiction;

(u)with respect to which such Loan Party has made any agreement with the Account Debtor for any reduction thereof, other than discounts and adjustments given in the ordinary course of business; or

(v)which the Agent determines (in its Permitted Discretion) may not be paid by reason of the Account Debtor’s inability to pay or which the Agent otherwise determines (in its Permitted Discretion) is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever.

Eligible Carrier” means each of the carriers and pipeline companies listed on Schedule 1.1 or otherwise approved from time to time by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory” means, at any time, the Inventory of a Loan Party consisting of propane, home heating oil, diesel fuel and other petroleum derivative products, but excluding natural gas, which the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion is eligible as the basis for Credit Extensions hereunder and as to which all of the following requirements have been fulfilled to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent:

(a)such Inventory is owned by such Loan Party, is subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Agent, and is subject to no other Lien whatsoever other than a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent;

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(b)such Inventory is not held on consignment;

(c)such Inventory is of customary quality and meets all standards applicable to such Inventory, its use or sale imposed by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such matters;  

(d)such Inventory is of a type sold in the ordinary course of the business of such Loan Party;

(e)such Inventory is located within the United States (i) in the Buckeye or Colonial pipeline systems, (ii) in commercial storage facilities; (iii) at one of the locations listed in Exhibit A to the Security Agreement; or (iv) in transit to a location described in the foregoing clause (i), (ii) or (iii) with an Eligible Carrier;

(f)such Inventory does not constitute goods in transit unless it is in transit with an Eligible Carrier;

(g)such Inventory is stored in storage facilities of such Loan Party or in commercial storage facilities and if located in a warehouse or other facility leased by such Loan Party, the lessor has delivered to the Agent a waiver, consent and agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion) or a Reserve for rent, charges, and other amounts due or to become due with respect to such warehouse or facility has been established by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided that any such Inventory stored in any particular commercial storage facility or warehouse does not in the aggregate exceed 15% of the total Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory;

(h)such Inventory has not been delivered to a customer of such Loan Party (regardless of whether such delivery is on a consignment basis) and has not been returned by any customer; and

(i)in the case of any Inventory consisting of any petroleum derivative products other than home heating oil, such Inventory does not exceed 10% of the total Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory.

Eligible Inventory” means all Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory and all Eligible Other Inventory.

Eligible Machinery and Equipment” means, at any time, the Machinery and Equipment (other than Vehicles and items included in the definition of Eligible Other Inventory) of a Loan Party then used or useful in such Loan Party’s business, which the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion is eligible as the basis for Credit Extensions hereunder and as to which all of the following requirements have been fulfilled to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent:  

(a)such Machinery and Equipment (i) is owned by such Loan Party, (ii) is subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Agent and (iii) is subject to no other Lien whatsoever other than a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent;

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(b)the full purchase price for such Machinery and Equipment has been paid by such Loan Party;

(c)such Machinery and Equipment is located on premises (i) owned by such Loan Party, which premises are subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Agent and to no other Lien whatsoever other than a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent or (ii) leased by such Loan Party with respect to which the Agent has received waiver, consent and agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent;

(d)such Machinery and Equipment is in reasonable repair and working order and is used or held for use by such Loan Party in the ordinary course of business of such Loan Party;

(e)such Machinery and Equipment is not subject to any agreement which materially restricts the ability of the Loan Parties to use, sell, transport or dispose of such Machinery and Equipment or which materially restricts the Agent’s ability to take possession of, sell or otherwise dispose of such Machinery and Equipment; and

(f)such Machinery and Equipment does not constitute “fixtures” under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which such Machinery and Equipment is located;

provided, however, that with respect to any item of Machinery or Equipment which is subject to a Permitted Lien and which satisfies each of the eligibility criteria set forth above, only that portion of such item which is in excess of the amount secured by such Permitted Lien shall be deemed to constitute Eligible Machinery and Equipment.

Eligible Other Inventory” means, at any time, the Inventory of a Loan Party consisting of furnaces, boilers and other heating components and replacement parts, air conditioner and air conditioning components, water purifying equipment and parts, and other related equipment and parts held for resale in the ordinary course of business, but excluding Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory, which the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion is eligible as the basis for Credit Extensions hereunder.  Without limiting the Agent’s discretion provided herein, Eligible Other Inventory shall not include any Inventory:

(a)which is not subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Agent;

(b)which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Agent and (ii) a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent;

(c)which is, in the Agent’s Permitted Discretion, slow moving, obsolete, unmerchantable, defective, unfit for sale, not salable at prices approximating at least the cost of such Inventory in the ordinary course of business or unacceptable due to age, type, category and/or quantity;

(d)with respect to which any covenant, representation, or warranty contained in this Agreement or the Security Agreement has been breached or is not true;

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(e)which does not conform to all standards imposed by any Governmental Authority;

(f)which is not located in the U.S. or is in transit with a common carrier from vendors and suppliers;

(g)which is located in any location leased by such Loan Party unless (i) the lessor has delivered to the Agent a Collateral Access Agreement or (ii) a Reserve for rent, charges, and other amounts due or to become due with respect to such facility has been established by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion;

(h)which is located in any third party warehouse or is in the possession of a bailee and is not evidenced by a Document, unless (i) such warehouseman or bailee has delivered to the Agent a Collateral Access Agreement and such other documentation as the Agent may require or (ii) an appropriate Reserve has been established by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion;

(i)which is the subject of a consignment by such Loan Party as consignor;

(j)which is perishable;

(k)which contains or bears any Intellectual Property Rights licensed to such Loan Party unless the Agent is satisfied in its Permitted Discretion that it may sell or otherwise dispose of such Inventory without (i) infringing the rights of such licensor, (ii) violating any contract with such licensor, or (iii) incurring any liability with respect to payment of royalties other than royalties incurred pursuant to sale of such Inventory under the current licensing agreement;

(l)which is not reflected in a current inventory report of such Loan Party; or

(m)which the Agent otherwise determines in its Permitted Discretion is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever.

provided, however, that with respect to any item of Equipment which is subject to a Permitted Lien and which satisfies each of the eligibility criteria set forth above, only that portion of such item which is in excess of the amount secured by such Permitted Lien shall be deemed to constitute Eligible Other Inventory.

Eligible Vehicles” means, at any time, the Equipment of a Loan Party consisting of trucks, vans and other vehicles used to transport home heating oil, diesel fuel and other petroleum derivative products and other Inventory (other than propane and natural gas), or are used primarily in connection with the provisions of service to customers, which the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion is eligible as the basis for Credit Extensions hereunder and as to which all of the following requirements have been fulfilled to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent:  

(a)such Equipment (i) is owned by such Loan Party, (ii) is subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Agent and (iii) is subject to no other Lien

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whatsoever other than a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent;

(b)the full purchase price for such Equipment has been paid by such Loan Party;

(c)such Equipment is located on premises (i) owned by such Loan Party, which premises are subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Agent and to no other Lien whatsoever other than a Permitted Lien which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Agent, (ii) leased by such Loan Party with respect to which the Agent has received waiver, consent and agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent, or (iii) is both (A) currently being tracked by a Loan Party pursuant to a GPS or other similar system and (B) “at or in transit to” a Loan Party location, the home of the driver of such Equipment or other location pursuant to a legitimate business purpose;

(d)such Equipment is in reasonable repair and working order and is used or held for use by such Loan Party in the ordinary course of business of such Loan Party;

(e)such Equipment is not subject to any agreement which materially restricts the ability of the Loan Parties to use, sell, transport or dispose of such Equipment or which materially restricts the Agent’s ability to take possession of, sell or otherwise dispose of such Equipment; and

(f)such Equipment does not constitute “fixtures” under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which such Equipment is located;

provided, however, that with respect to any item of Equipment which is subject to a Permitted Lien and which satisfies each of the eligibility criteria set forth above, only that portion of such item which is in excess of the amount secured by such Permitted Lien shall be deemed to constitute Eligible Vehicles.

Environmental Laws” means any and all federal, state, local and foreign statutes, laws, including without limitation common laws, judicial decisions, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, plans, injunctions, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements and other governmental restrictions relating to (a) the protection of the environment, (b) the effect of the environment on human health, (c) emissions, discharges or releases of Materials of Environmental Concern into the environment, or (d) the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Materials of Environmental Concern or the clean-up or other remediation thereof.

Equipment” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and any rule or regulation issued thereunder.

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to any Plan, (b) a determination that any Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at risk” status (within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA), (c) the taking of any steps to terminate any Plan,

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the incurrence by Loan Party or any Controlled Group member of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan, or the receipt by any Loan Party or any Controlled Group member from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan, (d) the withdrawal by any Loan Party or any Controlled Group member from any Multiemployer Plan or the initiation of steps to do so, (e) receipt by any Loan Party or any Controlled Group member of a notice that any Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, Insolvent or in “endangered” or “critical status” (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 or Title IV of ERISA), (f) any Loan Party or any Controlled Group member has incurred or is reasonably expected to incur, any Withdrawal Liability to one or more Multiemployer Plans, or (g) any failure by any Single Employer Plan to satisfy the minimum funding standards (within the meaning of Sections 412 or 430 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Single Employer Plan, whether or not waived, or the filing pursuant to Section 412(d) of the Code or Section 303(d) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan.

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

Eurodollar Advance” means an Advance which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.13, bears interest at the Eurodollar Rate.

Eurodollar Base Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Advance for any Interest Period, the London interbank offered rate as administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration (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 pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters Screen that displays such rate (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Agent in its reasonable discretion; in each case, the “Screen Rate”) at approximately 11:00 A.M., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.  If the Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an “Impacted Interest Period”) with respect to Dollars, then the Eurodollar Base Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate at such time; provided that if the Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.  “Interpolated Rate” means, at any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the Screen Rate) determined by the Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the Screen Rate for the longest period (for which that Screen Rate is available in Dollars) that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period and (b) the Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which that Screen Rate is available for Dollars) that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, at such time; provided that if the Eurodollar Base Rate or Interpolated Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Eurodollar Loan” means a Loan which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.13, bears interest at the Eurodollar Rate.

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Eurodollar Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Advance for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/16 of 1%) equal to the sum of (a) the product of (i) the Eurodollar Base Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (ii) the Statutory Reserve Rate plus (b) the Applicable Margin.

Excess Cash Flow” means, for any fiscal year of the Borrower, the excess, if any of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for such fiscal year (which for purposes of this definition of “Excess Cash Flow”, notwithstanding anything in the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” to the contrary, shall not include the pro forma effect of any Material Acquisition) over (b) the sum, without duplication, of (i) Consolidated Interest Expense for such fiscal year, (ii) expense for taxes actually paid by the Parent and its Subsidiaries in cash during such fiscal year, (iii) the aggregate amount actually paid by the Parent and its Subsidiaries in cash during such fiscal year on account of Capital Expenditures (excluding the principal amount of Indebtedness incurred in connection with such expenditures and any such expenditures financed with the proceeds of any Reinvestment Deferred Amount), (iv) the aggregate amount actually paid by the Parent and its Subsidiaries in cash during such fiscal year for Acquisitions, (v) the aggregate amount of regular dividends or distributions paid in cash during such fiscal year as permitted under Section 6.16, (vi) deferred charges and expenses incurred in connection with financing transactions and (vii) the aggregate amount actually paid by the Parent and its Subsidiaries in cash during such fiscal year in respect of any Plan.

Excess Cash Flow Application Date” is defined in Section 2.16(e).

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, (a) any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, and only for so long as, all or a portion of the guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, as applicable, 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 to constitute an “eligible contract participant,” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder, at the time the guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Guarantor becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (b) any other Swap Obligation designated as an “Excluded Swap Obligation” of such Guarantor as specified in any agreement between the relevant Loan Parties and counterparty applicable to such Swap Obligations, and agreed by the Agent. 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” means, in the case of each Lender or applicable Lending Installation and the Agent, (i) Taxes imposed on its overall revenue or net income, branch profits Taxes, and franchise taxes (imposed in lieu of net income taxes) imposed on it, by (a) the jurisdiction under the laws of which such Lender or the Agent is incorporated or organized or (b) the jurisdiction in which the Agent’s or such Lender’s principal executive office or such Lender’s applicable Lending Installation is located, (ii) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (a) such

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Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 3.7) or (b) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.5, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender's assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office and (iii) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Exhibit” refers to an exhibit to this Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.

Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning specified in the Recitals hereto.

Existing Lenders” has the meaning specified in the Recitals hereto.

Existing Letters of Credit” means the letters of credit set forth on Schedule 1.1A that have been issued prior to the Effective Date by the LC Issuers identified on Schedule 1.1A.

Existing Mortgages” means each of the mortgages, deeds of trust or other agreements made pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreement by any Loan Party in favor of the Agent for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders.

Existing Term Loans” has the meaning specified for the term “Term Loans” under the Existing Credit Agreement.

Facility” means the credit facility described in Section 2.1 hereof to be provided to the Borrower on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

Facility LC” is defined in Section 2.1.2(a).  

Facility LC Application” is defined in Section 2.1.2(c).

Facility LC Collateral Account” is defined in Section 2.1.2(j).

Facility Termination Date” means December 4, 2024 or any earlier date on which (a) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment is reduced to zero or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms hereof and (b) the Term Loan is not outstanding.  

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amendment or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any intergovernmental agreements in respect thereof (and any legislation, regulations or other official guidance pursuant to, or in respect of, such intergovernmental agreements).  

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  shall be set forth on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website  from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the effective federal

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funds rate; provided that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.

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

Fee Letter” means, collectively, (i) that certain Fee Letter, dated as of November 6, 2019, between Chase and the Borrower, (ii) that certain Fee Letter, dated as of November 6, 2019, between Bank of America, N.A. and the Borrower and (iii) that certain Fee Letter, dated as of November 6, 2019, between Citizens Bank, N.A. and the Borrower.

Financial Contract” of a Person means (a) any exchange-traded or over-the-counter futures, forward, swap or option contract or other financial instrument with similar characteristics, or (b) any Rate Management Transaction.

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

Fiscal Month” means the calendar month.

Fiscal Quarter” means any of the quarterly accounting periods of the Parent, ending on December 31, March 31, June 30 and September 30 of each year.

Fiscal Year” means any of the annual accounting periods of the Parent ending on September 30 of each year.

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, the ratio, determined as of the end of each Fiscal Month of the Parent for the then most-recently ended 12 Fiscal Months, of (a) Consolidated EBITDA minus the unfinanced portion of Consolidated Capital Expenditures (excluding, for each such period, actual Capital Expenditures in respect of propane tanks in an amount not to exceed $6,500,000) minus taxes paid in cash to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges, all calculated for the Parent and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.

Fixtures” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

Flood Insurance Laws” means collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (which comprehensively revised the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973) as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (iii) the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

Floating Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to (a) the Alternate Base Rate for such day plus (b) the Applicable Margin, in each case changing when and as the Alternate Base Rate changes.

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Floating Rate Advance” means an Advance which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.13, bears interest at the Floating Rate.

Floating Rate Loan” means a Loan which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.13, bears interest at the Floating Rate.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

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

Funded Debt” means as to any Person, all Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness described in clause (h) of the definition thereof with respect to letters of credit to the extent not drawn) of such Person that matures more than one year from the date of its creation or matures within one year from such date but is renewable or extendible, at the option of such Person, to a date more than one year from such date or arises under a revolving credit or similar agreement that obligates the lender or lenders to extend credit during a period of more than one year from such date, including all current maturities and current sinking fund payments in respect of such Indebtedness whether or not required to be paid within one year from the date of its creation and, in the case of the Borrower, Indebtedness in respect of the Loans.

Funding Account” is defined in Section 2.5.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the financial statements referred to in Section 5.5.

General Partner” means Kestrel Heat LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.  

Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof and any entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government.

Guaranteed Obligations” is defined in Section 15.1.

Guarantor” means the Parent, the Borrower, PHI and each of the Parent’s other direct or indirect Domestic Subsidiaries (excluding CaptiveCo), including any Person who becomes a Loan Party pursuant to a Joinder Agreement and their successors and assigns.

Guaranty” means Article XV of this Agreement.

IBA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.3.

Impacted Interest Period” has the meaning assigned to it in the definition of “Eurodollar Base Rate.”

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Indebtedness” of a Person means such Person’s (a) obligations for borrowed money, (b) obligations representing the deferred purchase price of Property or services (other than accounts payable arising in the ordinary course of such Person’s business payable on terms customary in the trade), (c) obligations, whether or not assumed, secured by Liens or payable out of the proceeds or production from Property now or hereafter owned or acquired by such Person, (d) obligations which are evidenced by notes, acceptances, or other instruments, (e) obligations of such Person to purchase securities or other Property arising out of or in connection with the sale of the same or substantially similar securities or Property or any other Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities, (f) Capitalized Lease Obligations, (g) Contingent Obligations for which the underlying transaction constitutes Indebtedness under this definition, (h) the maximum available stated amount of all letters of credit or bankers’ acceptances created for the account of such Person and, without duplication, all reimbursement obligations with respect to letters of credit, (i) Net Mark-to-Market Exposure under all Rate Management Transactions, (j) obligations of such Person under any Sale and Leaseback Transaction, (k) obligations under any liquidated earn-out and (l) any other obligation for borrowed money or other financial accommodation which in accordance with GAAP would be shown as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person.

Indemnified Taxesmeans any and all Taxes, but excluding Excluded Taxes imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document, and, to the extent not otherwise described, Other Taxes.

Insolvent” with respect to any Multiemployer Plan means the condition that such Multiemployer Plan is insolvent within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA.

Intellectual Property Rights” means, with respect to any Person, all of such Person’s Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Licenses, all other rights under any of the foregoing, all extensions, renewals, reissues, divisions, continuations and continuations-in-part of any of the foregoing, and all rights to sue for past, present, and future infringement of any of the foregoing.

Intercompany Notes” is defined in Section 6.17(e).

Interest Period” means, with respect to a Eurodollar Advance, a period of one, two, three or six months commencing on a Business Day selected by the Borrower Representative pursuant to this Agreement.  Such Interest Period shall end on the day which corresponds numerically to such date one, two, three or six months thereafter, provided, however, that if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such next, second, third or sixth succeeding month, such Interest Period shall end on the last Business Day of such next, second, third or sixth succeeding month.  If an Interest Period would otherwise end on a day which is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall end on the next succeeding Business Day, provided however, that if said next succeeding Business Day falls in a new calendar month, such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day.

Interpolated Rate” is defined in the definition of “Eurodollar Base Rate”.

Inventory” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

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Investment” of a Person means any (a) loan, advance, extension of credit (other than accounts receivable arising in the ordinary course of business on terms customary in the trade) or contribution of capital by such Person, (b) stocks, bonds, mutual funds, partnership interests, notes, debentures, securities or other Capital Stock owned by such Person, (c) any deposit accounts and certificate of deposit owned by such Person, and (d) structured notes, derivative financial instruments and other similar instruments or contracts owned by such Person; provided that any Rate Management Transaction entered into in compliance with Section 6.17(i) shall not constitute an “Investment.”

Joinder Agreement” is defined in Section 6.15(a).

Kestrel Group” means Kestrel Energy Partners, LLC and any officers, directors or employees of the General Partner owning equity interests in the General Partner.

LC Exposure” is defined in Section 2.24(c).

LC Fee” is defined in Section 2.10(b).

LC Issuer” means each of (a) Chase (or any subsidiary or Affiliate of Chase designated by Chase) and (b) Bank of America, N.A.

LC Obligations” means, at any time, the sum, without duplication, of (a) the aggregate undrawn stated amount under all Facility LCs outstanding at such time plus (b) the aggregate unpaid amount at such time of all Reimbursement Obligations.

LC Payment Date” is defined in Section 2.1.2(d).

Lenders” means the lending institutions listed on the signature pages of this Agreement and their respective successors and assigns.

Lending Installation” means, with respect to a Lender, the LC Issuer or the Agent, the office, branch, subsidiary or Affiliate of such Lender, LC Issuer or the Agent listed on the signature pages hereof or on a Schedule or otherwise selected by such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Agent pursuant to Section 2.23.

Letter of Credit” of a Person means a letter of credit or similar instrument which is issued upon the application of such Person or upon which such Person is an account party or for which such Person is in any way liable.

Licenses” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.

Lien” means any lien (statutory or other), mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance or preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, the interest of a vendor or lessor under any conditional sale, Capitalized Lease or other title retention agreement).

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Loan Documents” means this Agreement, any Notes, the Facility LC Applications, the Collateral Documents, the Guaranty and all other agreements, instruments, documents and certificates identified in Section 4.1 executed and delivered to, or in favor of, the Agent or any Lenders and including all other pledges, powers of attorney, consents, assignments, contracts, notices, letter of credit agreements and all other written matter whether heretofore, now or hereafter executed by or on behalf of any Loan Party, or any employee of any Loan Party, and delivered to the Agent or any Lender in connection with the Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby, but shall not include agreements in connection with Rate Management Transactions.  Any reference in the Agreement or any other Loan Document to a Loan Document shall include all appendices, exhibits or schedules thereto, and all amendments, restatements, supplements or other modifications thereto, and shall refer to the Agreement or such Loan Document as the same may be in effect at any and all times such reference becomes operative.

Loan Parties” means the Parent, the Borrower, PHI and each other Guarantor.

Loans” means, with respect to a Lender, such Lender’s loans made pursuant to Article II (or any conversion or continuation thereof), including Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances.

Machinery” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

Margin Stock” is defined in Section 5.13.

Management Fees and Expenses” means any amounts paid by a Loan Party in respect of any management, consulting or other similar arrangement with an equity holder or Affiliate of a Loan Party (other than another Loan Party).

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, operations, Property, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Parent and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole or (b) the validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or the rights and remedies of the Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders thereunder.

Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness in an outstanding principal amount of $1,000,000 or more in the aggregate (or the equivalent thereof in any currency other than U.S. dollars).

Material Indebtedness Agreement” means any agreement under which any Material Indebtedness was created or is governed or which provides for the incurrence of Indebtedness in an amount which would constitute Material Indebtedness (whether or not an amount of Indebtedness constituting Material Indebtedness is outstanding thereunder).

Material Real Property” means real property not subject to a mortgage, deed of trust or other similar instrument (other than pursuant hereto) that (i) is owned in fee by any Loan Party and is not subject to a ground lease in favor of any other Person as lessee, (ii) is located in the United States and (iii) (A) has been developed with a facility used of useful in the business of the Loan Parties with respect to which a certificate of occupancy or temporary certificate of occupancy or the local equivalent thereof (or any other similar proof of completion) shall have

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been issued by the relevant Governmental Authority or (B) is undeveloped and has a book value (excluding soft costs) of at least $100,000.

Materials of Environmental Concern” means (a) any and all hazardous air pollutants, criteria air pollutants, pollutants, contaminants, hazardous substances, hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, solid wastes or toxic substances, or any other term of similar regulatory import, as defined in the Clean Air Act of 1970, as amended, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975, as amended, or any other applicable Environmental Law, each as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, (b) any substance or materials listed as hazardous or toxic, or any other term of similar regulatory import, in the United States Department of Transportation Table, or by the Environmental Protection Agency or any successor agency or under any applicable federal, state, local or foreign laws or regulations, (c) any asbestos, poly-chlorinated biphenyls, urea formaldehyde foam, explosives or radioactive waste, (d) any gasoline or petroleum (including crude oil or any fraction thereof) or petroleum products, or (e) any other chemical, material or substance which is not classified as hazardous or toxic, or any other term of similar regulatory import, but exposure to which is prohibited, limited or regulated by any applicable federal, state, local or foreign authority or other Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Material Real Property, including, without limitation, propane and any related petroleum products or by-products.

Maximum Liability” is defined in Section 15.9.

MIRE Event” shall mean if there are any property subject to a Mortgage at such time, any increase, extension or renewal of any of the Commitments of Loans (including any other incremental credit facilities hereunder, but excluding (i) any continuation or conversion of borrowings, (ii) the making of any Loan or (iii) the issuance, renewal or extension of Letters of Credit).

Modify” and “Modification” are defined in Section 2.1.2(a).

Monthly Reports” is defined in Section 4.1(m).

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.

Mortgages” means any mortgage, deed of trust or other agreement which conveys or evidences a Lien in favor of the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, on real Property of a Loan Party, including the Existing Mortgages and any amendments, modifications or supplements thereto.

Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which the Parent or any member of the Controlled Group is obligated to make contributions.

Net Cash Proceeds” means, if in connection with (a) an asset disposition, cash proceeds net of (i) commissions and other reasonable and customary transaction costs, fees and expenses properly attributable to such transaction and payable by such Loan Party in connection therewith

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(in each case, paid to non-Affiliates), (ii) transfer taxes, (iii) amounts payable to holders of senior Liens on such asset (to the extent such Liens constitute Permitted Liens hereunder), if any, and (iv) an appropriate reserve for income taxes in accordance with GAAP established in connection therewith, (b) the issuance or incurrence of Indebtedness, cash proceeds net of attorneys’ fees, investment banking fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other customary fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith or, (c) an equity issuance, cash proceeds net of underwriting discounts and commissions and other reasonable costs paid to non-Affiliates in connection therewith.

Net Mark-to-Market Exposure” of a Person means, as of any date of determination, the excess (if any) of all unrealized losses over all unrealized profits of such Person arising from Rate Management Transactions.  As used in this definition, “unrealized losses” means the fair market value of the cost to such Person of replacing such Rate Management Transaction as of the date of determination (assuming the Rate Management Transaction were to be terminated as of that date), and “unrealized profits” means the fair market value of the gain to such Person of replacing such Rate Management Transaction as of the date of determination (assuming such Rate Management Transaction were to be terminated as of that date).For the avoidance of doubt, “Net Mark-to-Market Exposure” shall not include the upfront cost of purchasing call or put options.

Net Orderly Liquidation Value” means, with respect to Inventory, Equipment or Machinery of any Person, the net orderly liquidation value thereof as determined after the Effective Date in a manner acceptable to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion) by an appraiser reasonably acceptable to the Agent.

Non-Consenting Lender” is defined in Section 8.3(d).

Non-Paying Guarantor” is defined in Section 15.10.

Non-Ratable Loan” and “Non-Ratable Loans” are defined in Section 2.1.3.

Non-Seasonal Availability Amount” means $300,000,000; provided that, if the Aggregate Revolving Commitment is increased pursuant to Section 2.17 hereof, the Non-Seasonal Availability Amount shall (if the Borrower so elects on the effective date of any such increase) be deemed to be an amount equal to the Non-Seasonal Availability Amount in effect immediately prior to such increase plus an amount equal to up to the aggregate amount of such increase and all prior increases in Aggregate Revolving Commitments (to the extent such increased Aggregate Revolving Commitments have not since been terminated or reduced in accordance with this Agreement) made pursuant to Section 2.17.

Non-U.S. Lender” is defined in Section 3.5(d).

Note” is defined in Section 2.22(d).

NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

NYFRB Rate” means, 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

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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 Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates as so determined be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Obligations” means, collectively, all unpaid principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on (including interest accruing after the maturity of the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations and interest accruing after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy, or the commencement of any insolvency, reorganization or like proceeding, relating to the Borrower, whether or not a claim for post-filing or post-petition interest is allowed in such proceeding) the Loans, all LC Obligations, all accrued and unpaid fees and all expenses, reimbursements, indemnities and other obligations of the Loan Parties to the Lenders or to any Lender, the Agent, the LC Issuer or any indemnified party arising under the Loan Documents; provided, that for purposes of determining any Guarantor Obligations of any Guarantor under this Agreement, the definition of “Obligations” shall not create any guarantee of (or grant of security interest by any Guarantor to support, if applicable) any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor.

Off-Balance Sheet Liability” of a Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person, (b) any indebtedness, liability or obligation under any Sale and Leaseback Transaction which is not a Capitalized Lease, (c) any indebtedness, liability or obligation under any so-called “synthetic lease” transaction entered into by such Person, or (d) any indebtedness, liability or obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheets of such Person, but excluding from this clause (d) Operating Leases.

Operating Lease” of a Person means any lease of Property (other than a Capitalized Lease) by such Person as lessee which has an original term (including any required renewals and any renewals effective at the option of the lessor) of one year or more.

Operating Lease Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the amount obtained by aggregating the present values, determined in the case of each particular Operating Lease by applying a discount rate (which discount rate shall equal the discount rate which would be applied under GAAP if such Operating Lease were a Capitalized Lease) from the date on which each fixed lease payment is due under such Operating Lease to such date of determination, of all fixed lease payments due under all Operating Leases of the Parent and its Subsidiaries.

Other Taxes” is defined in Section 3.5(b).

Overadvances” has the meaning specified in Section 2.1.4(c).

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

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its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate.

Parent” means Star Group, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership.

Parent Subordinated Debt” is defined in Section 6.31.

Participants” is defined in Section 12.2(a).

Participant Register” is defined in Section 12.2(c).

Patents” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.

Paying Guarantor” is defined in Section 15.10.

Payment Date” means (a) with respect to interest payments due on any Floating Rate Loan, the first day of each calendar month and the Facility Termination Date, (b) with respect to interest payments due on any Eurodollar Loan, (i) the last day of the applicable Interest Period, (ii) in the case of any Interest Period in excess of three months, the day which is three months after the first day of such Interest Period and (iii) the date on which such Eurodollar Loan is prepaid, whether by acceleration or otherwise, and the Facility Termination Date, and (c) with respect to any payment of LC Fees, Unused Commitment Fees or fronting fees in respect of Letters of Credit, the first day of each calendar month and the Facility Termination Date.

Payoff Amount” is defined in the definition of “Facility Termination Date”.  

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, or any successor thereto.

Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition by any Loan Party in a transaction that satisfies each of the following requirements:

(a)such Acquisition is not a hostile or contested acquisition;

(b)the business acquired in connection with such Acquisition is (i) located in the U.S., (ii) organized under U.S. and applicable state laws, and (iii) except for assets not constituting more than 5% of the assets acquired in such Acquisition, not engaged, directly or indirectly, in any line of business other than the businesses in which the Loan Parties are engaged on the Effective Date and any business activities that are substantially similar, related, or incidental thereto;

(c)both before and after giving effect to such Acquisition and the Loans (if any) requested to be made in connection therewith, each of the representations and warranties in the Loan Documents is true and correct (except (i) any such representation or warranty which relates to a specified prior date and (ii) to the extent the Agent and the Lenders have been notified in writing by the Loan Parties that any representation or warranty is not correct and the Required Lenders have explicitly waived in writing compliance with such representation or warranty) and no Default or Unmatured Default exists, will exist, or would result therefrom;

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(d)if the consideration for such Acquisition is greater than $5,000,000, as soon as available, but not less than ten days prior to such Acquisition, the Borrower Representative has provided the Lenders (i) notice of such Acquisition and (ii) a copy of all business and financial information reasonably requested by the Agent, including pro forma historical and projected financial information and cash flow and Availability calculations provided in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Agent;

(e)if the Accounts and Inventory acquired in connection with such Acquisition are proposed to be included in the determination of the Borrowing Base, the Agent shall have conducted an audit and field examination of such Accounts and Inventory to its reasonable satisfaction;

(f)the purchase price of such Acquisition does not exceed $25,000,000;

(g)if such Acquisition is an acquisition of the Capital Stock of a Person, the Acquisition is structured so that the acquired Person shall become a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI and, to the extent required by Section 6.15(a), a Loan Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement;  

(h)if such Acquisition is an acquisition of assets, the Acquisition is structured so that the Borrower or a Guarantor shall acquire such assets;

(i)if such Acquisition is an acquisition of Capital Stock, such Acquisition will not result in any violation of Regulation U;

(j)no Loan Party shall, as a result of or in connection with any such Acquisition, assume or incur any direct or contingent liabilities (whether relating to environmental, tax, litigation, or other matters) that could have a Material Adverse Effect;

(k)in connection with an Acquisition of the Capital Stock of any Person, all Liens on property of such Person shall be terminated unless the Agent in its Permitted Discretion consents otherwise, and in connection with an Acquisition of the assets of any Person, all Liens on such assets shall be terminated;

(l)the Borrower Representative shall certify (and provide the Agent with a pro forma calculation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent), on its behalf and on behalf of the Borrower, to the Agent and the Lenders that, after giving effect to the completion of such Acquisition, Availability (with any Suppressed Availability being included in each calculation of Availability pursuant to this clause (l)) was not less than $40,000,000 for any period of three consecutive days during the six-month period ending on the date on which such Acquisition was consummated and is not projected to be less than $40,000,000 during the six-month period immediately after consummation of such Acquisition (with such projected Availability to be determined by reference to the average projected Availability on the last day of each of the relevant six months), in each case on a pro forma basis which includes all consideration given in connection with such Acquisition, other than Capital Stock of the Borrower delivered to

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the seller(s) in such Acquisition, as having been paid in cash at the time of making such Acquisition; and

(m)no Default exists or would result therefrom.

Permitted Discretion” means a determination made in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment.

Permitted Liens” is defined in Section 6.21.

Person” means any natural person, corporation, firm, joint venture, partnership, limited liability company, association, enterprise, trust or other entity or organization, or any government or political subdivision or any agency, department or instrumentality thereof.

Petro” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

PHI” means Petro Holdings, Inc., a Minnesota corporation.

Planmeans any employee pension benefit plan (as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA and in respect of which any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group is (or, if such Plan were terminated, would under Section 4062 or Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

Plan Asset Regulations” means 29 CFR § 2510.3-101 et seq., as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, as amended from time to time.

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Agent). Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.

Privacy Policies” is defined in Section 5.15.

Project Friday Disposition” means the sale of certain assets of the Borrower, PHI and their Subsidiaries separately identified to the Lenders as Project Friday.

Projections” is defined in Section 6.1(d).

Proposed Change” is defined in Section 8.3(d).

Property” of a Person means any and all property, whether real, personal, tangible, intangible, or mixed, of such Person, or other assets owned, leased or operated by such Person.

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Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to any Lender, (a) with respect to Revolving Loans, LC Obligations, Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline loans or Overadvances, a portion equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Revolving Commitment, (b) with respect to Protective Advances or with respect to all Credit Extensions in the aggregate prior to the Facility Termination Date, a portion equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s Commitment and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Commitment, (c) with respect to Protective Advances or with respect to all Credit Extensions in the aggregate after the Facility Termination Date, a portion equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s Credit Exposure and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Credit Exposure and (d) with respect to Term Loans, a portion equal to a fraction, the numerator of which is such Lender’s Term Commitment and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Term Commitment or, if the Aggregate Term Commitment has been terminated, a portion equal to a fraction, the numerator of which is such Lender’s Term Credit Exposure and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Term Credit Exposure; provided that, in the case of Section 2.24 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, any Defaulting Lender’s Commitment hereunder shall be disregarded for purposes of calculating a Lender’s Pro Rata Share.

Protective Advances” is defined in Section 2.1.4(a).

Purchasers” is defined in Section 12.3(a).

QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

QFC Credit Support” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16.

Qualified Keepwell Provider” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that, at the time the relevant guarantee (or grant of the relevant security interest, as applicable) becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation, has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or otherwise 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” with respect to such Swap Obligation at such time by entering into a keepwell pursuant to section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Rate Management Obligations” of a Person means any and all obligations of such Person, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (a) any and all Rate Management Transactions, and (b) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Rate Management Transactions.

Rate Management Transaction” means any transaction (including any Commodity Hedging Agreement and any other agreement with respect thereto) now existing or hereafter entered by any Loan Party which is a rate swap, basis swap, forward rate transaction, commodity swap, commodity option, equity or equity index swap, equity or equity index option, bond option, interest rate option, foreign exchange transaction, cap transaction, floor transaction, collar transaction, forward transaction, currency swap transaction, cross-currency rate swap transaction,

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currency option or any other similar transaction (including any option with respect to any of these transactions) or any combination thereof, whether linked to one or more interest rates, foreign currencies, commodity prices, equity prices or other financial measures.

RCRA” is defined in Section 5.18(b).

Reference Period” is defined in the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA”.

Regions Cash Collateral Account” means the account established by the Borrower from time to time for the purpose of cash collateralizing obligations with respect to certain Commodity Hedging Agreements previously entered into with Regions Bank (such obligations, the “Regions Hedge Obligations”)

Regions Hedge Obligations” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Regions Cash Collateral Account”.

Register” is defined in Section 12.3(d).

Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Board as from time to time in effect and any successor thereto or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board relating to reserve requirements applicable to member banks of the Federal Reserve System.

Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board as from time to time in effect and any successor or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board relating to the extension of credit by banks for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stocks applicable to member banks of the Federal Reserve System.

Reimbursement Obligations” means, at any time, the aggregate of all obligations of the Borrower then outstanding under Section 2.1.2 to reimburse the LC Issuer for amounts paid by the LC Issuer in respect of any one or more drawings under Facility LCs.

Reinvestment Deferred Amount” means with respect to any asset disposition, the aggregate Net Cash Proceeds received in connection therewith that are not applied to prepay the Obligations pursuant to Section 2.16(b)(i) as a result of the delivery of a Reinvestment Notice.

Reinvestment Notice” means a written notice executed by the Borrower Representative stating that no Default or Unmatured Default has occurred and is continuing and that a Loan Party intends and expects to use all or a specified portion of the Net Cash Proceeds of an asset disposition to consummate a Permitted Acquisition and/or acquire assets useful in its business (other than current assets).

Reinvestment Prepayment Amount” means with respect to any asset disposition, the Reinvestment Deferred Amount relating thereto less any amount expended prior to the relevant Reinvestment Prepayment Date to consummate Permitted Acquisitions and/or acquire assets useful in the Borrower’s business (other than current assets).

Reinvestment Prepayment Date” means with respect to any asset disposition, the earlier of (a) the date occurring twelve months after such asset disposition and (b) the date on which a

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Loan Party shall have determined not to, or shall have otherwise ceased to, consummate Permitted Acquisitions and/or acquire assets useful in its business with all or any portion of the relevant Reinvestment Deferred Amount.

Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB or, in each case, any successor thereto.

Rentals” of a Person means the aggregate fixed amounts payable by such Person under any Operating Lease.

Reportable Eventmeans a “reportable event” as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA and the regulations issued under such section, with respect to a Plan, excluding, however, such events as to which the PBGC has by regulation waived the requirement of Section 4043(a) of ERISA that it be notified within thirty days of the occurrence of such event, provided, however, that a failure to meet the minimum funding standards of Sections 412 and 430 of the Code and of Section 302 of ERISA shall be a Reportable Event regardless of the issuance of any such waiver of the notice requirement in accordance with either Section 4043(a) of ERISA or Section 412(d) of the Code.

Reports” means reports prepared by Chase or another Person showing the results of appraisals, field examinations or audits pertaining to the Borrower’s and PHI’s and their respective Subsidiaries’ assets from information furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower, after Chase has exercised its rights of inspection pursuant to this Agreement, which Reports may be distributed to the Lenders by Chase.

Required Lenders” means Lenders in the aggregate having at least a majority of the sum of (i) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment or, if the Aggregate Revolving Commitment has been terminated, Lenders in the aggregate holding at least a majority of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and (ii) the Aggregate Term Commitment or, if the Aggregate Term Commitment has been terminated, Lenders in the aggregate holding at least a majority of the Aggregate Term Credit Exposure.

Required Revolving Lenders” means Lenders in the aggregate having at least a majority of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment or, if the Aggregate Revolving Commitment has been terminated, Lenders in the aggregate holding at least a majority of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure.

Required Term Lenders” means Lenders in the aggregate having at least a majority of the Aggregate Term Commitment or, if the Aggregate Term Commitment has been terminated, Lenders in the aggregate holding at least a majority of the Aggregate Term Credit Exposure.

Reserves” means any and all reserves which the Agent deems necessary, in its Permitted Discretion, to maintain (including, without limitation, reserves for accrued and unpaid interest on the Secured Obligations, reserves for Banking Services then provided or outstanding, volatility reserves (including reserves for amounts owing with respect to obligations of the Loan Parties in respect of any Commodity Hedging Agreements that are secured by the Collateral), reserves for rent and usage fees at storage depots and other locations leased by any Loan Party and for

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consignee’s, warehousemen’s and bailee’s charges, reserves for dilution of Accounts, reserves for Inventory shrinkage, reserves for customs charges and shipping charges related to any Inventory in transit, reserves for contingent liabilities of any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured losses of any Loan Party, reserves for through-put fees and reserves for taxes, fees, assessments, and other governmental charges) with respect to the Collateral or any Loan Party.

Revolving Commitment” means, for each Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Loans (other than Term Loans) to the Borrower, and participate in Facility LCs issued upon the application of the Borrower, in an aggregate amount not exceeding the amount set forth in Schedule I or as set forth in any Assignment Agreement that has become effective pursuant to Section 12.3(c), as such amount may be modified from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof.

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of its Revolving Loans outstanding at such time, plus (b) an amount equal to all accrued interest, fees and other charges under this Agreement then owing to it, plus  (c) an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the LC Obligations at such time, plus (d) an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the aggregate principal amount of Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances outstanding at such time.

Revolving Lender” means each Lender holding a portion of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments or, if the Aggregate Revolving Commitments have been terminated, each Lender holding Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure

Revolving Loans” means the revolving loans extended by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1.1 hereof.

Risk-Based Capital Guidelines” is defined in Section 3.2.

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

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the U.S. government (including those maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of State), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident of any Sanctioned Country, (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b), or (d) any Person otherwise the subject of Sanctions.  

Sanctions” 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, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority.

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S&P” means Standard and Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a division of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any sale or other transfer of Property by any Person with the intent to lease such Property as lessee.

Schedule” refers to a specific schedule to this Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.

Screen Rate” is defined in the definition of “Eurodollar Base Rate”.

Seasonal Availability Notice” means a written notice requesting an increase in the Aggregate Revolving Commitments during a Seasonal Availability Period given by the Borrower at least three Business Days prior to the proposed effective date of such increase specifying (i) the first day and length of such period and (ii) the amount of the requested increase in the Aggregate Revolving Commitments during such period, provided that (i) the Borrower may not deliver any Seasonal Availability Notice if a Default or Event of Default shall have then occurred and be continuing, (ii) the Borrower may not make more than three (3) such increase requests during each Seasonal Availability Period, (iii) each such increase shall be in increments of no less than $25,000,000 and (iv) in the event that the Aggregate Revolving Commitments are reduced during a Seasonal Availability Period pursuant to the terms hereof, the Aggregate Revolving Commitments may not be increased further pursuant to a Seasonal Availability Notice during such Seasonal Availability Period.

Seasonal Availability Period” means, until the Facility Termination Date, any period of up to five consecutive months during the period from December 1 of each year through April 30 of the following year, which period may be initiated by a Seasonal Availability Notice.  The Seasonal Availability Period may be terminated early by written notice to such effect by the Borrower to the Agent at least three Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination.

Section” means a numbered section of this Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.

Secured Obligations” means, collectively, (a) the Obligations, (b) all obligations of the Loan Parties in respect of any Commodity Hedging Agreements owing to any Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such agreement is entered into (or, if such Commodity Hedging Agreement is in place on or prior to the date of this Agreement, on the date of this Agreement) and (c) Banking Services and Rate Management Transactions (other than Commodity Hedging Agreements) owing to any Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such agreement is entered into.

Security Agreement” means that certain Fifth Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between the Loan Parties and the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, and any other pledge or security agreement entered into after the Effective Date by any other Loan Party (as required by this Agreement or any other Loan Document), or any other Person, as the same may be amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

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Security Business Disposition” means the disposition of any Loan Party’s business of installing, monitoring and servicing alarm and related systems (such as remote camera systems or home automation services) to customers.

Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means as at any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Senior Secured Debt on such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the four Fiscal Quarters of the Parent and its Subsidiaries ending on such date (or, if such date is not the last day of a fiscal quarter, the four Fiscal Quarters of the Parent and its Subsidiaries most recently ended prior to such date).

Settlement” is defined in Section 2.20.

Settlement Date” is defined in Section 2.20.

Single Employer Plan” means a Plan maintained by the Parent or any member of the Controlled Group for employees of the Parent or any member of the Controlled Group.

SOFR” with respect to any day means the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the NYFRB, as the administrator of the benchmark (or a successor administrator), on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website.

SOFR-Based Rate” means SOFR, Compounded SOFR or Term SOFR.

Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Federal Reserve Board to which the Agent is subject with respect to the Eurodollar Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D).  Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D.  Eurodollar Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D or any comparable regulation.  The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

Subordinated Indebtedness” of a Person means any Indebtedness of such Person the payment of which is subordinated to payment of the Secured Obligations to the written satisfaction of the Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

Subsidiary” of a Person means, subject to the following sentence, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or similar business organization more than 50% of the outstanding Capital Stock having ordinary voting power of which shall at the time be owned or controlled by such Person.  Unless otherwise expressly provided, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” shall mean a subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary (provided that all references to a “Subsidiary” in Sections 6.1(a), (b) and (c) shall mean each subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI).  

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Substantial Portion” means Property which represents more than 10% of the consolidated assets of the Parent and its Subsidiaries or property which is responsible for more than 10% of the consolidated net sales or of the Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent and its Subsidiaries, in each case, as would be shown in the consolidated financial statements of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the beginning of the twelve-month period ending with the month in which such determination is made (or if financial statements have not been delivered hereunder for that month which begins the twelve-month period, then the financial statements delivered hereunder for the quarter ending immediately prior to that month).

Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16.

Supporting Letter of Credit” is defined in Section 2.1.2(l).

Suppressed Availability” means the amount of excess, if any, of the amount of the Borrowing Base over the Aggregate Revolving Commitment.

Swap” means any agreement, contract, or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Swap Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries shall be a Swap Agreement.

Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Person, any obligation to pay or perform under any Swap.

Swingline Exposure” is defined in Section 2.24(c).  

Swingline Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.1.4(b).

Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, charges, assessments, fees or withholdings (including backup withholding), now or hereafter imposed, levied, collected, withheld or assessed by any Governmental Authority, and any and all liabilities with respect to the foregoing (including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto).

Term Commitment” means, for each Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Term Loans to the Borrower in an aggregate amount not exceeding the amount set forth in Schedule I (a portion of which, for the avoidance of doubt, will be deemed to have been applied to a “cashless” prepayment of the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans outstanding on the Effective Date with the proceeds of a borrowing of new Term Loans hereunder in an equal amount, in each case, deemed to occur as of the Effective Date) or as set

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forth in any Assignment Agreement that has become effective pursuant to Section 12.3(c), as such amount may be modified from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof.

Term Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount of its Term Loans outstanding at such time.

Term Lender” means each Lender holding a portion of the Aggregate Term Commitments or, if the Aggregate Term Commitments have been terminated, each Lender holding Term Loans.

Term Loan” means a term loan extended by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1.4 hereof.

Term SOFR” means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

Trademarks” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.

Transferee” is defined in Section 12.4.

Type” means, with respect to any Advance, its nature as a Floating Rate Advance or a Eurodollar Advance and with respect to any Loan, its nature as a Floating Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Loan.  

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York or any other state the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the issue of perfection of security interests.

Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement means the Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, if the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

Unliquidated Secured Obligations” means, at any time, any Secured Obligations (or portion thereof) that is contingent in nature or unliquidated at such time, including any Secured Obligation that is: (i) an obligation to reimburse a bank for drawings not yet made under a letter of credit issued by it; (ii) any other obligation (including any guarantee) that is contingent in nature at such time; or (iii) an obligation to provide collateral to secure any of the foregoing types of obligations.  

Unmatured Default” means an event which but for the lapse of time or the giving of notice, or both, would constitute a Default.

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI that is designated as such by the respective boards of directors of the Borrower or PHI; provided that (i) the board of directors of the Borrower shall only be permitted to so designate a subsidiary acquired or organized after April 6, 2012 as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (ii) any such designation shall be made substantially concurrently with the acquisition or organization of such subsidiary and any

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Investments made in such subsidiary by the Borrower and PHI and their respective Subsidiaries shall be treated as Investments in an Unrestricted Subsidiary and (iii) immediately after giving effect to any such designation there exists no Default or Event of Default. Subject to the foregoing, the board of directors of the Borrower or PHI, as applicable, may designate an Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Subsidiary; provided that no Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been designated as a Subsidiary may again be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Unused Commitment Fee” is defined in Section 2.10(a).

U.S.” means the United States of America.

U.S. Person” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16.

Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” of a Person means, any Subsidiary all of the outstanding Capital Stock of which shall at the time be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or one or more Wholly‑Owned Subsidiaries of such Person, or by such Person and one or more Wholly‑Owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Title IV of ERISA.

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.

The foregoing definitions shall be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.

1.2.Accounting Terms; GAAP

.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that if the Borrower notifies the Agent that the 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 the Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision  amended in accordance herewith.  Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, (i) all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to any election under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 820 (or any other Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other

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liabilities of any Loan Party at “fair value”, as defined therein and (ii) in the event of an accounting change that is effective for any Loan Party for periods ending after the Effective Date requiring that any leases that under GAAP as of the Effective Date are not required to be capitalized must be capitalized going forward, only those leases (assuming for purposes hereof that such leases were in existence on the Effective Date) that would constitute Capitalized Leases in conformity with GAAP on the Effective Date shall be considered Capitalized Leases, and all calculations and deliverables under this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be made or delivered, as applicable, in accordance therewith.

1.3.Interest Rates; Eurodollar Base Rate Notification

. The interest rate on Eurodollar Loans is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Base Rate, which is derived from the London interbank offered rate.  The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market.  In July 2017, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced that, after the end of 2021, it would no longer persuade or compel contributing banks to make rate submissions to the ICE Benchmark Administration (together with any successor to the ICE Benchmark Administrator, the “IBA”) for purposes of the IBA setting the London interbank offered rate. As a result, it is possible that commencing in 2022, the London interbank offered rate may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed an appropriate reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on Eurodollar Loans. In light of this eventuality, public and private sector industry initiatives are currently underway to identify new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate.  Upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-In Election, Section 2.12(b) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest.  The Agent will promptly notify the Borrower, pursuant to Section 2.12(d), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on Eurodollar Loans is based.  However, the Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “LIBO Rate” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including, without limitation, (i) any such alternative, successor or replacement rate implemented pursuant to Section 2.12(b), whether upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, and (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes pursuant to Section 2.12(c)), including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the Eurodollar Base Rate or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.

1.4.Divisions

. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.

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ARTICLE II

THE FACILITY

2.1.The Facility

.  Each Lender severally agrees, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to (a) make Loans to the Borrower as set forth below and (b) participate in Facility LCs issued upon the request of the Borrower, provided that, after giving effect to the making of each such Loan and the issuance of each such Facility LC, such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed its Revolving Commitment; provided further, that (i) the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitment and (ii) the Aggregate Term Credit Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate Term Commitment.  The LC Issuer will issue Facility LCs hereunder on the terms and conditions set forth in Section 2.1.2. The Facility shall be composed of Revolving Loans, Non-Ratable Loans, Protective Advances, Swingline Loans, Overadvances and Facility LCs as set forth below.

2.1.1.Revolving Loans

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(a)Amount.  From and including the Effective Date and prior to the Facility Termination Date, each Lender severally agrees, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to make revolving loans (the “Revolving Loans”) to the Borrower Representative on behalf of the applicable Borrower and participate in Facility LCs issued for the account of the Borrower as set forth in Section 2.1.2 below, in aggregate amounts that will not result in (i) such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding its Revolving Commitment or (ii) the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding the lesser of (x) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment or (y) the Borrowing Base, subject to the Agent’s authority, in its sole discretion, to make Protective Advances and Overadvances pursuant to the terms of Section 2.1.4.  The Revolving Loans may consist of Floating Rate Advances or Eurodollar Advances, or a combination thereof, selected by the Borrower Representative in accordance with Sections 2.1.1(b) and 2.7.  Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow Revolving Loans at any time prior to the Facility Termination Date. The Commitments to extend credit under this Section 2.1.1(a) shall expire on the Facility Termination Date.

(b)Borrowing Procedures.  The Borrower Representative shall select the Type of Advance and, in the case of each Eurodollar Advance, the Interest Period applicable thereto, from time to time. The Borrower Representative shall give the Agent irrevocable notice in the form of Exhibit A (a “Borrowing Notice”) not later than 10:00 a.m. (Chicago time) on the Borrowing Date of each Floating Rate Advance and three Business Days before the Borrowing Date for each Eurodollar Advance, specifying: (1) the name of the applicable Borrower, (2) the Borrowing Date, which shall be a Business Day, of such Advance, (3) the aggregate amount of such Advance, (4) the Type of Advance selected; provided that, if the Borrower Representative fails to specify the Type of Advance requested, such request shall be deemed a request for a Floating Rate Advance; and (5) the duration of the Interest Period if the Type of Advance requested is a Eurodollar Advance; provided that, if the Borrower Representative fails to select the duration of the Interest Period for the requested Eurodollar Advance, the Borrower

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Representative shall be deemed to have requested on behalf of the applicable Borrower that such Eurodollar Advance be made with an Interest Period of one month.

(c)The Agent’s Election. Promptly after receipt of a Borrowing Notice (or telephonic notice in lieu thereof) of a requested Floating Rate Advance, the Agent shall elect in its discretion to have the terms of Section 2.1.1(d) (pro rata advance by all Lenders), Section 2.1.3 (advance by the Agent, in the form of a Non-Ratable Loan, on behalf of the Lenders) or Section 2.1.4(b) (Swingline Loans) apply to such requested Advance.

(d)Pro Rata Advance.  Unless the Agent elects to have the terms of Section 2.1.3 or Section 2.1.4(b) apply to a requested Floating Rate Advance or if a requested Advance is for a Eurodollar Advance, then promptly after receipt of a Borrowing Notice or telephonic notice in lieu thereof as permitted by Section 2.8, the Agent shall notify the Lenders by telecopy, telephone, or e-mail of the requested Advance.  Not later than noon (Chicago time) on each Borrowing Date, each Lender shall make available its Revolving Loan in funds immediately available in Chicago to the Agent and the Agent will make the funds so received from the Lenders available to the Borrower Representative at the Funding Account as set forth in Section 2.5.

2.1.2.Facility LCs

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(a)Issuance.  The LC Issuer hereby agrees, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to issue to the Borrower standby and commercial Letters of Credit (each, and each Existing Letter of Credit, a “Facility LC”) and to renew, extend, increase, decrease or otherwise modify each Facility LC (“Modify,” and each such action a “Modification”), from time to time from and including the Effective Date and prior to the Facility Termination Date upon the request of the Borrower Representative for the account of the applicable Borrower; provided that, the maximum face amount of the Facility LC to be issued or Modified does not exceed the lesser of (i) an amount equal to $25,000,000 minus the sum of (1) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Facility LCs at such time plus, without duplication, (2) the aggregate unpaid Reimbursement Obligations with respect to all Facility LCs outstanding at such time and (ii) Availability.  On the Effective Date, each Existing Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a Facility LC issued hereunder for the account of the applicable Borrower.  No Facility LC (or any renewal thereof) shall have an expiry date later than the earlier of (x) the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Facility Termination Date and (y) one year after its issuance; provided that any Letter of Credit with a one-year tenor may provide for the renewal thereof for additional one-year periods (which shall in no event extend beyond the date referred to in clause (x) above).

(b)Participations.  Upon the issuance or Modification by the LC Issuer of a Facility LC in accordance with this Section 2.1.2, the LC Issuer shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably sold to each Lender, and each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the LC Issuer, a participation in

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such Facility LC (and each Modification thereof) and the related LC Obligations in proportion to its Pro Rata Share.

(c)Notice.  Subject to Section 2.1.2(a), the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the applicable Borrower, shall give the LC Issuer notice prior to 10:00 a.m. (Chicago time) at least three Business Days prior to the proposed date of issuance or Modification of each Facility LC, specifying the beneficiary, the proposed date of issuance (or Modification) and the expiry date of such Facility LC, and describing the proposed terms of such Facility LC and the nature of the transactions proposed to be supported thereby.  Upon receipt of such notice, the LC Issuer shall promptly notify the Agent, and the Agent shall promptly notify each Lender, of the contents thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s participation in such proposed Facility LC.  The issuance or Modification by the LC Issuer of any Facility LC shall, in addition to the conditions precedent set forth in Article IV (the satisfaction of which the LC Issuer shall have no duty to ascertain), be subject to the conditions precedent that such Facility LC shall be reasonably satisfactory to the LC Issuer and that the applicable Borrower shall have executed and delivered such application agreement and/or such other instruments and agreements relating to such Facility LC as the LC Issuer shall have reasonably requested (each, a “Facility LC Application”).  In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of any Facility LC Application, the terms of this Agreement shall control.

(d)Administration; Reimbursement by Lenders.  Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Facility LC of any demand for payment under such Facility LC, the LC Issuer shall notify the Agent and the Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower Representative and each other Lender as to the amount to be paid by the LC Issuer as a result of such demand and the proposed payment date (the “LC Payment Date”).  The responsibility of the LC Issuer to the Borrower Representative, the Borrower and each Lender shall be only to determine that the documents (including each demand for payment) delivered under each Facility LC in connection with such presentment shall be in conformity in all material respects with such Facility LC.  The LC Issuer shall endeavor to exercise the same care in the issuance and administration of the Facility LCs as it does with respect to letters of credit in which no participations are granted, it being understood that in the absence of any gross negligence or willful misconduct by the LC Issuer, each Lender shall be unconditionally and irrevocably liable without regard to the occurrence of any Default or any condition precedent whatsoever, to reimburse the LC Issuer on demand for (i) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount of each payment made by the LC Issuer under each Facility LC to the extent such amount is not reimbursed by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1.2(e) below, plus (ii) interest on the foregoing amount to be reimbursed by such Lender, for each day from the date of the LC Issuer’s demand for such reimbursement (or, if such demand is made after 11:00 a.m. (Chicago time) on such date, from the next succeeding Business Day) to the date on which such Lender pays the amount to be reimbursed by it, at a rate of interest per annum equal to the NYFRB Rate for the first three days and, thereafter, at a rate of interest equal to the rate applicable to Floating Rate Advances.  

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(e)Reimbursement by Borrower.  The Borrower shall be irrevocably and unconditionally obligated to reimburse the LC Issuer on or before the applicable LC Payment Date for any amounts to be paid by the LC Issuer upon any drawing under any Facility LC, without presentment, demand, protest or other formalities of any kind; provided that, neither the Borrower nor any Lender shall hereby be precluded from asserting any claim for direct (but not consequential) damages suffered by the Borrower or such Lender to the extent, but only to the extent, caused by (i) the willful misconduct or gross negligence of the LC Issuer in determining whether a request presented under any Facility LC issued by it complied with the terms of such Facility LC or (ii) the LC Issuer’s failure to pay under any Facility LC issued by it after the presentation to it of a request strictly complying with the terms and conditions of such Facility LC.  All such amounts paid by the LC Issuer and remaining unpaid by the Borrower shall bear interest, payable on demand, for each day until paid at a rate per annum equal to (x) the rate applicable to Floating Rate Advances for such day if such day falls on or before the applicable LC Payment Date and (y) the sum of 2% plus the rate applicable to Floating Rate Advances for such day if such day falls after such LC Payment Date.  The LC Issuer will pay to each Lender ratably in accordance with its Pro Rata Share all amounts received by it from the Borrower for application in payment, in whole or in part, of the Reimbursement Obligation in respect of any Facility LC issued by the LC Issuer, but only to the extent such Lender has made payment to the LC Issuer in respect of such Facility LC pursuant to Section 2.1.2(d).  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including without limitation the submission of a Borrowing Notice in compliance with Section 2.1.1(b) and the satisfaction of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Article IV), the Borrower Representative may request an Advance hereunder on behalf of the applicable Borrower for the purpose of satisfying any Reimbursement Obligation.  

(f)Obligations Absolute.  The Borrower’s obligations under this Section 2.1.2 shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances and irrespective of any setoff, counterclaim or defense to payment which the Borrower may have or have had against the LC Issuer, any Lender or any beneficiary of a Facility LC.  The Borrower further agrees with the LC Issuer and the Lenders that the LC Issuer and the Lenders shall not be responsible for, and the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligation in respect of any Facility LC shall not be affected by, among other things, the validity or genuineness of documents or of any endorsements thereon, even if such documents should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, fraudulent or forged, or any dispute between or among the Borrower, any of its Affiliates, the beneficiary of any Facility LC or any financing institution or other party to whom any Facility LC may be transferred or any claims or defenses whatsoever of the Borrower or of any of its Affiliates against the beneficiary of any Facility LC or any such transferee.  The LC Issuer shall not be liable for any error, omission, interruption or delay in transmission, dispatch or delivery of any message or advice, however transmitted, in connection with any Facility LC.  The Borrower agrees that any action taken or omitted by the LC Issuer or any Lender under or in connection with each Facility LC and the related drafts and documents, if done without gross negligence or willful misconduct, shall be binding upon the Borrower and shall not put the LC Issuer or any Lender under any liability to the Borrower.  Nothing in this Section 2.1.2(f) is intended to limit the right of the Borrower

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to make a claim against the LC Issuer for damages as contemplated by the proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.1.2(e).

(g)Actions of LC Issuer.  The LC Issuer shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any Facility LC, draft, writing, resolution, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, cablegram, telegram, telecopy, telex or teletype message, statement, order or other document believed by it (in its Permitted Discretion) to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person or Persons, and upon advice and statements of legal counsel, independent accountants and other experts selected by the LC Issuer.  The LC Issuer shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under this Agreement unless it shall first have received such advice or concurrence of the Required Lenders as it reasonably deems appropriate or it shall first be indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction by the Lenders against any and all liability and expense which may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.1.2, the LC Issuer shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Agreement in accordance with a request of the Required Lenders, and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon the Lenders and any future holders of a participation in any Facility LC.

(h)Indemnification.  The Borrower hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Lender, the LC Issuer and the Agent, and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from and against any and all claims and damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses which such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Agent may incur (or which may be claimed against such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Agent by any Person whatsoever) by reason of or in connection with the issuance, execution and delivery or transfer of or payment or failure to pay under any Facility LC or any actual or proposed use of any Facility LC, including, without limitation, any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses which the LC Issuer may incur by reason of or in connection with (i) the failure of any other Lender to fulfill or comply with its obligations to the LC Issuer hereunder (but nothing herein contained shall affect any rights the Borrower may have against any Defaulting Lender) or (ii) by reason of or on account of the LC Issuer issuing any Facility LC which specifies that the term “Beneficiary” included therein includes any successor by operation of law of the named Beneficiary, but which Facility LC does not require that any drawing by any such successor Beneficiary be accompanied by a copy of a legal document, satisfactory to the LC Issuer (in its Permitted Discretion), evidencing the appointment of such successor Beneficiary; provided that, the Borrower shall not be required to indemnify any Lender, the LC Issuer or the Agent for any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses to the extent, but only to the extent, caused by (x) the willful misconduct or gross negligence of the LC Issuer in determining whether a request presented under any Facility LC complied with the terms of such Facility LC or (y) the LC Issuer’s failure to pay under any Facility LC after the presentation to it of a request strictly complying with the terms and conditions of such Facility LC.  Nothing in this Section 2.1.2(h) is intended to limit the obligations of the Borrower under any other provision of this Agreement.

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(i)Lenders’ Indemnification.  Each Lender shall, ratably in accordance with its Pro Rata Share, indemnify the LC Issuer, its Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower) against any cost, expense (including reasonable counsel fees and disbursements), claim, demand, action, loss or liability (except such as result from such indemnitees’ gross negligence or willful misconduct or the LC Issuer’s failure to pay under any Facility LC after the presentation to it of a request strictly complying with the terms and conditions of the Facility LC) that such indemnitees may suffer or incur in connection with this Section 2.1.2 or any action taken or omitted by such indemnitees hereunder.

(j)Facility LC Collateral Account.  The Borrower agrees that it will, upon the request of the Agent or the Required Lenders and until the final expiration date of any Facility LC and thereafter as long as any amount is payable to the LC Issuer or the Lenders in respect of any Facility LC, maintain a special collateral account pursuant to arrangements satisfactory to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion (the “Facility LC Collateral Account”) at the Agent’s office at the address specified pursuant to Article XIII, in the name of the Borrower but under the sole dominion and control of the Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders and in which the Borrower shall have no interest other than as set forth in Section 8.1.  Nothing in this Section 2.1.2(j) shall either obligate the Agent to require the Borrower to deposit any funds in the Facility LC Collateral Account or limit the right of the Agent to release any funds held in the Facility LC Collateral Account in each case other than as required by Section 8.1.  The Borrower hereby pledges, assigns and grants to the Agent, on behalf of and for the ratable benefit of the Lenders and the LC Issuer, a security interest in all of the Borrower’s right, title and interest in and to all funds which may from time to time be on deposit in the Facility LC Collateral Account to secure the prompt and complete payment and performance of the Secured Obligations.  The Agent will invest any funds on deposit from time to time in the Facility LC Collateral Account in certificates of deposit of Chase having a maturity not exceeding thirty days.

(k)Rights as a Lender.  In its capacity as a Lender, the LC Issuer shall have the same rights and obligations as any other Lender.

(l)Termination of the Facility.  If, notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 2.1.2, any Facility LC is outstanding upon the earlier of (x) the termination of this Agreement and (y) the Facility Termination Date, then upon such termination the Borrower shall deposit with the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, with respect to all LC Obligations, as the Agent in its discretion shall specify, either (i) a standby letter of credit (a “Supporting Letter of Credit”), in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion), issued by an issuer satisfactory to the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion), in a stated amount equal to 105% of the difference of (x) the amount of LC Obligations at such time, less (y) the amount on deposit in the Facility LC Collateral Account at such time which is free and clear of all rights and claims of third parties and has not been applied against the Obligations (such difference, the “Collateral Shortfall Amount”), under which Supporting Letter of Credit the Agent is entitled to draw amounts necessary to reimburse the Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders for payments to be made by the Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders

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under any such Facility LC and any fees and expenses associated with such  Facility LC, or (ii) cash, in immediately available funds, in an amount equal to 105% of the Collateral Shortfall Amount to be held in the Facility LC Collateral Account.  Such Supporting Letter of Credit or deposit of cash shall be held by the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, as security for, and to provide for the payment of, the aggregate undrawn amount of such Facility LC remaining outstanding.

2.1.3.Non-Ratable Loans

.  Subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 2.1.1(a), the Agent may elect to have the terms of this Section 2.1.3 apply to any requested Floating Rate Advance and Chase shall thereafter make an Advance, on behalf of the Lenders and in the amount requested, available to the Borrower on the applicable Borrowing Date by transferring same day funds to the Funding Account.  Each Advance made solely by the Agent pursuant to this Section 2.1.3 is referred to in this Agreement as a “Non-Ratable Loan,” and such Advances are referred to as the “Non-Ratable Loans.”  Each Non-Ratable Loan shall be subject to all the terms and conditions applicable to other Advances funded by the Lenders, except that all payments thereon shall be payable to Chase solely for its own account.  The aggregate amount of Non-Ratable Loans outstanding at any time shall not exceed $20,000,000.   The Agent shall not make any Non-Ratable Loan if the requested Non-Ratable Loan exceeds Availability (before giving effect to such Non-Ratable Loan).  Non-Ratable Loans may be made even if a Default or Unmatured Default exists, but may not be made if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 (other than Section 4.2(a)) have not been satisfied.  The Non-Ratable Loans shall be secured by the Liens granted to the Agent in and to the Collateral and shall constitute Obligations hereunder.  All Non-Ratable Loans shall be Floating Rate Advances and are subject to the settlement provisions set forth in Section 2.20.  

2.1.4.Protective Advances, Swingline Loans and Overadvances.

 

(a)Protective Advances. Subject to the limitations set forth below, the Agent is authorized by the Borrower and the Lenders, from time to time in the Agent’s sole discretion (but shall have absolutely no obligation to), to make Advances, on behalf of all Lenders, in an aggregate amount outstanding at any time that, when added to the aggregate amount of Overadvances outstanding at such time, does not exceed 5% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment at such time, which the Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems necessary or desirable (i) to preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, (ii) to enhance the likelihood of, or maximize the amount of, repayment of the Loans and other Obligations, or (iii) to pay any other amount chargeable to or required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, including costs, fees, and expenses as described in Section 9.6 (any of such Advances are herein referred to as “Protective Advances”); provided that, no Protective Advance shall cause the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure to exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitment.  Protective Advances may be made even if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 have not been satisfied.  The Protective Advances shall be secured by the Liens in favor of the Agent in and to the Collateral and shall constitute Obligations hereunder.  All Protective Advances shall be Floating Rate Advances, shall bear interest at the default rate set forth in Section 2.13 and shall be payable on the earlier of demand or the Facility Termination Date.  The Required Lenders may at any time revoke the Agent’s authorization to make Protective Advances.  Any such revocation must be in

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writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Agent’s receipt thereof.  At any time that there is sufficient Availability and the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 have been satisfied, the Agent may request the Lenders to make a Revolving Loan to repay a Protective Advance.  At any other time the Agent may require the Lenders to fund their risk participations described in Section 2.2.

(b)Swingline Loans.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Agent is authorized by the Borrower and the Lenders, from time to time in the Agent’s sole discretion (but shall have absolutely no obligation to), to make Swingline Loans, on behalf of all Lenders, in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in (i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding $15,000,000 or (ii) the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding the lesser of the (x) Aggregate Revolving Commitment and (y) the Borrowing Base; provided that the Agent 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, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Swingline Loans.  To request a Swingline Loan, the Borrower shall notify the Agent of such request by telephone (confirmed by facsimile), not later than 11:00 a.m., Chicago time, on the day of a proposed Swingline Loan.  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.  The Agent shall make each Swingline Loan available to the Borrower by means of a credit to the Funding Account (or, in the case of a Swingline Loan made to finance the reimbursement of a Facility LC as provided in Section 2.1.2(e), by remittance to the LC Issuer, and in the case of repayment of another Loan or fees or expenses as provided herein, by remittance to the Agent to be distributed to the Lenders) by 2:00 p.m., Chicago time, on the requested date of such Swingline Loan.  All Swingline loans shall be Floating Rate Advances, shall bear interest at the default rate set forth in Section 2.13 and shall be payable on the earlier of demand or the Facility Termination Date.

The Agent may require the Lenders to acquire participations on such Business Day in all or a portion of the Swingline Loans outstanding.  In such event, the Agent shall give the Lenders notice, specifying the aggregate amount of Swingline Loans in which Lenders will participate, as well as each Lender's Pro Rata Share of such Swingline Loan or Loans.  Each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, upon receipt of notice as provided above, to pay to the Agent such Lender's Pro Rata Share of such Swingline Loan or Loans.  Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this paragraph is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.  Each Lender shall comply with its obligation under this paragraph by transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.1.1(d) (and Section 2.1.1(d) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders).  Any amounts received by the Agent from the Borrower (or other party on behalf of the Borrower) in respect of a Swingline Loan after receipt by the Agent of the proceeds of a sale of participations therein shall be promptly remitted by the Agent to the Lenders that shall have made their payments pursuant to this paragraph or

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retained by the Agent, as their interests may appear; provided that any such payment so remitted shall be repaid to the Agent if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason.  The purchase of participations in a Swingline Loan pursuant to this paragraph shall not relieve the Borrower of any default in the payment thereof.  

(c)Overadvances.  Any provision of this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, at the request of the Borrower Representative on behalf of the Borrower, the Agent may in its sole discretion (but shall have absolutely no obligation to), make Advances to the Borrower Representative (for the account of the Borrower), on behalf of the Lenders, in amounts that exceed Availability (any such excess Advances are herein referred to collectively as “Overadvances”); provided that, (i) no such event or occurrence shall cause or constitute a waiver of the Agent’s or Lenders’ right to refuse to make any further Swingline Loans, Overadvances, Revolving Loans or Non-Ratable Loans, or issue Facility LCs, as the case may be, at any time that an Overadvance exists, (ii) no Overadvance shall result in a Default or Unmatured Default due to the Borrower’s failure to comply with Section 2.1.1(a) for so long as the Agent permits such Overadvance to remain outstanding, but solely with respect to the amount of such Overadvance and (iii) the aggregate amount of Overadvances outstanding at any time, when added to the aggregate amount of Protective Advances outstanding at such time, shall not exceed 5% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment at such time.  In addition, Overadvances may be made even if a Default or Unmatured Default exists, but may not be made if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 have not been satisfied (other than the condition regarding Availability and other than Section 4.2(a)).  All Overadvances shall constitute Floating Rate Advances, shall bear interest at the default rate set forth in Section 2.13, shall be payable on the earlier of demand or the Facility Termination Date and are subject to the settlement provisions set forth in Section 2.20.  The authority of the Agent to make Overadvances is limited to an aggregate amount not to exceed 5% of the Borrowing Base at any time, no Overadvance may remain outstanding for more than thirty days and no Overadvance shall cause any Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure to exceed its Revolving Commitment or the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure to exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitment; provided that, the Required Lenders may at any time revoke the Agent’s authorization to make Overadvances.  Any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Agent’s receipt thereof.

2.1.5.Term Loans

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(a)On the Effective Date each Lender severally agrees, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to make term loans (the “Term Loans”) (or be deemed to have made Term Loans which, for the avoidance of doubt, will be deemed to have been applied to a “cashless” prepayment of the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans outstanding on the Effective Date deemed to occur as of the Effective Date) to the Borrower Representative on behalf of the applicable Borrower in aggregate amounts that will not result in (i) such Lender’s Term Credit Exposure exceeding its Term Commitment or (ii) the Aggregate Term Credit Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Term Commitment.  The Term Loans may consist of Floating Rate

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Advances or Eurodollar Advances, or a combination thereof, selected by the Borrower Representative in accordance with Section 2.7.  Once repaid Term Loans may not be reborrowed.

(b)Borrowing Procedures.  The Borrower Representative shall select the Type of Advance and, in the case of each Eurodollar Advance, the Interest Period applicable thereto, from time to time. The Borrower Representative shall give the Agent irrevocable notice in the form of a Borrowing Notice not later than 10:00 a.m. (Chicago time) on the Borrowing Date of a Floating Rate Advance and three Business Days before the Borrowing Date for a Eurodollar Advance, specifying: (1) the name of the applicable Borrower, (2) the Borrowing Date, which shall be a Business Day, of such Advance, (3) the aggregate amount of such Advance, (4) the Type of Advance selected; provided that, if the Borrower Representative fails to specify the Type of Advance requested, such request shall be deemed a request for a Floating Rate Advance; and (5) the duration of the Interest Period if the Type of Advance requested is a Eurodollar Advance; provided that, if the Borrower Representative fails to select the duration of the Interest Period for the requested Eurodollar Advance, the Borrower Representative shall be deemed to have requested on behalf of the applicable Borrower that such Eurodollar Advance be made with an Interest Period of one month.

2.2.Ratable Loans; Risk Participation

.  Except as otherwise provided below, each Advance made in connection with a Revolving Loan shall consist of Loans made by each Lender in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share.  Upon the making of an Advance by the Agent in connection with a Non-Ratable Loan, a Swingline Loan, an Overadvance or a Protective Advance (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default or an Unmatured Default and regardless of whether the Agent has requested a Settlement with respect to such Non-Ratable Loan, Swingline Loan, Overadvance or Protective Advance), the Agent shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably sold to each Lender and each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Agent, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Non-Ratable Loan, Swingline Loan, Overadvance or Protective Advance in proportion to its Pro Rata Share of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment.  From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Non-Ratable Loan, Swingline Loan, Overadvance or Protective Advance purchased hereunder, the Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by the Agent in respect of such Loan.

2.3.Payment of the Obligations

.  The Borrower shall repay the outstanding principal balance of the Loans, together with all other Obligations, including all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, on the Facility Termination Date.

2.4.Minimum Amount of Each Advance

.  Each Eurodollar Advance shall be in the minimum amount of $5,000,000 and in multiples of $1,000,000 if in excess thereof.  Floating Rate Advances may be in any amount.

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2.5.Funding Account

.  The Borrower Representative shall deliver to the Agent, on the Effective Date, a notice setting forth the deposit account of the Borrower Representative (the “Funding Account”) to which the Agent is authorized by the Borrower to transfer the proceeds of any Advances requested pursuant to this Agreement.  The Borrower Representative may designate a replacement Funding Account from time to time by written notice to the Agent.  Any designation by the Borrower Representative of the Funding Account must be reasonably acceptable to the Agent.

2.6.Reliance Upon Authority; No Liability

.  The Agent is entitled to rely conclusively on any individual’s request for Advances hereunder, so long as the proceeds thereof are to be transferred to the Funding Account.  The Agent shall have no duty to verify the identity of any individual representing himself or herself as a person authorized by the Borrower to make such requests on their behalf.  The Agent shall not incur any liability to the Borrower as a result of acting upon any notice referred to in Section 2.1 which the Agent reasonably believes to have been given by an officer or other person duly authorized by the Borrower to request Advances on their behalf or for otherwise acting under this Agreement.  The crediting of Advances to the Funding Account shall conclusively establish the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Advances as provided herein.

2.7.Conversion and Continuation of Outstanding Advances

.  Floating Rate Advances shall continue as Floating Rate Advances unless and until such Floating Rate Advances are converted into Eurodollar Advances pursuant to this Section 2.7 or are repaid in accordance with this Agreement.  Each Eurodollar Advance shall continue as a Eurodollar Advance until the end of the then applicable Interest Period therefor, at which time such Eurodollar Advance shall be automatically converted into a Floating Rate Advance unless (x) such Eurodollar Advance is or was repaid in accordance with this Agreement or (y) the Borrower Representative shall have given the Agent a Conversion/Continuation Notice (as defined below) requesting that, at the end of such Interest Period, such Eurodollar Advance continue as a Eurodollar Advance for the same or another Interest Period.  Subject to the terms of Section 2.4, the Borrower Representative may elect from time to time to convert all or any part of a Floating Rate Advance into a Eurodollar Advance on behalf of the applicable Borrower.  The Borrower Representative shall give the Agent irrevocable notice in the form of Exhibit B (a “Conversion/Continuation Notice”) of each conversion of a Floating Rate Advance into a Eurodollar Advance or continuation of a Eurodollar Advance not later than 10:00 a.m. (Chicago time) at least three Business Days prior to the date of the requested conversion or continuation, specifying (i) the requested date, which shall be a Business Day, of such conversion or continuation, (ii) the aggregate amount and Type of the Advance which is to be converted or continued, and (iii) the amount of such Advance which is to be converted into or continued as a Eurodollar Advance and the duration of the Interest Period applicable thereto.

2.8.Telephonic Notices

.  The Borrower hereby authorizes the Lenders and the Agent to extend, convert or continue Advances, effect selections of Types of Advances and to transfer funds based on telephonic notices made by any person or persons the Agent or any Lender in good faith believes to be acting on behalf of the Borrower Representative, it being understood that the foregoing authorization is specifically intended to allow Borrowing Notices and Conversion/Continuation Notices to be given telephonically.  The Borrower Representative agrees to deliver promptly to the Agent a written confirmation, if such confirmation is requested

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by the Agent or any Lender, of each telephonic notice signed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower Representative.  If the written confirmation differs in any material respect from the action taken by the Agent and the Lenders, the records of the Agent and the Lenders shall govern absent manifest error.

2.9.Notification of Advances, Interest Rates and Repayments

.  Promptly after receipt thereof, the Agent will notify each Lender of the contents of each Borrowing Notice, Conversion/Continuation Notice, and repayment notice received by it hereunder.  Promptly after notice from the LC Issuer, the Agent will notify each Lender of the contents of each request for issuance of a Facility LC hereunder or any Modification.  The Agent will notify each Lender of the interest rate applicable to each Eurodollar Advance promptly upon determination of such interest rate and will give each Lender prompt notice of each change in the Alternate Base Rate.

2.10.Fees

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(a)Unused Commitment Fee.  The Borrower agrees to pay to the Agent, for the account of each Lender in accordance with such Lender’s Pro Rata Share, an unused commitment fee at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Fee Rate on the average daily Available Revolving Commitment, such fee to be payable in arrears on each Payment Date hereafter and on the Facility Termination Date (the “Unused Commitment Fee”).

(b)LC Fees.  The Borrower shall pay to the Agent, for the account of the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares, a letter of credit fee at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Loans in effect from time to time on the average daily undrawn stated amount under each Facility LC, such fee to be payable in arrears on each Payment Date (the “LC Fee”).  The Borrower shall also pay to the LC Issuer for its own account (x) a fronting fee of 0.125% per annum of the face amount of the Facility LC, based on average daily undrawn amounts under each Facility LC and payable in arrears on each Payment Date, and (y) documentary and processing charges in connection with the issuance or Modification of and draws under Facility LCs in accordance with the LC Issuer’s standard schedule for such charges as in effect from time to time.

(c)Agent and Arranger Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay all fees and expenses payable to the Agent, Arrangers and Lenders.

2.11.Interest Rates

.  Each Floating Rate Advance shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof, for each day from and including the date such Advance is made or is automatically converted from a Eurodollar Advance into a Floating Rate Advance pursuant to Section 2.7, to but excluding the date it is paid or is converted into a Eurodollar Advance pursuant to Section 2.7 hereof, at a rate per annum equal to the Floating Rate for such day.  Changes in the rate of interest on that portion of any Advance maintained as a Floating Rate Advance will take effect simultaneously with each change in the Alternate Base Rate.  Each Eurodollar Advance shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from and including the first day of the Interest Period applicable thereto to (but not including) the last day of such Interest Period at the interest rate determined by the Agent as applicable to such

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Eurodollar Advance based upon the Borrower Representative’s selections under Sections 2.1.1 and 2.7 and otherwise in accordance with the terms hereof.  No Interest Period may end after the Facility Termination Date.  If at any time Loans are outstanding with respect to which the Borrower Representative has not delivered a notice to the Agent specifying the basis for determining the interest rate applicable thereto, those Loans shall bear interest at the Floating Rate.

2.12.Alternate Rate of Interest

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(a)If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a borrowing of a Eurodollar Loan:

(i)The Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Eurodollar Rate or the Eurodollar Base Rate, as applicable (including because the Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis), for such Interest Period; provided that no Benchmark Transition Event shall have occurred at such time; or

(ii)The Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Eurodollar Rate or the Eurodollar Base Rate, as applicable, for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or Loan) included in such Credit Extension for such Interest Period;

then the Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders by telephone, telecopy or electronic mail as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (A) any Conversion/Continuation Notice that requests the conversion of any Loan to, or continuation of any Loan as, a Eurodollar Loan shall be ineffective and (B) if any Borrowing Notice requests a Revolving Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan, such Loan shall be made as a Floating Rate Loan.

(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, the Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace the Eurodollar Base Rate with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrower, so long as the Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such proposed amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders; provided that, with respect to any proposed amendment containing any SOFR-Based Rate, the Lenders shall be entitled to object only to the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment contained therein.  Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders  have delivered to the Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of Eurodollar Base Rate with a Benchmark Replacement will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.

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(c)In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement.

(d)The Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable,  (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and (iv) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period.  Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Agent or Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.12, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.12.

(e)Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, (i) any Conversion/Continuation Notice that requests the conversion of any Loan to, or continuation of any Loan as, a Eurodollar Loan shall be ineffective and (ii) if any Borrowing Notice requests a Revolving Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan, such Loan shall be made as a Floating Rate Loan.

2.13.Eurodollar Advances Post Default; Default Rates

.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained hereunder, during the continuance of a Default or Unmatured Default the Agent or the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower Representative (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 8.3 requiring unanimous consent of the Lenders to reductions in interest rates), declare that no Advance may be made as, converted into or continued as a Eurodollar Advance.  During the continuance of a default in the payment of the principal, interest or any other amount due hereunder or under another Loan Document, the Agent or the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower Representative (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 8.3 requiring unanimous consent of the Lenders to reductions in interest rates), declare that (i) each Eurodollar Advance shall bear interest for the remainder of the applicable Interest Period at the rate otherwise applicable to such Interest Period plus 2% per annum, (ii) each Floating Rate Advance shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the Floating Rate in effect from time to time plus 2% per annum and (iii) the LC Fee shall be increased by 2% per annum, provided that, during the continuance of a Default under subsection (f) or (g) of Article VII, the interest rates set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) above and the increase in the LC Fee set forth in clause (iii) above shall be applicable to all Credit Extensions without any election or action on the part of the Agent or any Lender.

2.14.Interest Payment Dates; Interest and Fee Basis

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occur after the date hereof and at maturity.  Interest accrued on each Eurodollar Advance shall be payable on each Payment Date.  Interest on all Advances, Unused Commitment Fees and LC Fees shall be calculated for actual days elapsed on the basis of a 360‑day year (or 365/366 days, in the case of Loans the interest rate payable on which is based on the Prime Rate).  Interest shall be payable for the day an Advance is made but not for the day of any payment on the amount paid if payment is received prior to noon (local time) at the place of payment.  If any payment of principal of or interest on an Advance shall become due on a day which is not a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day and, in the case of a principal payment, such extension of time shall be included in computing interest in connection with such payment. After giving effect to any Loan, Advance, continuation, or conversion of any Eurodollar Rate Loan, there may not be more than fourteen (14) different Interest Periods in effect hereunder.

2.15.Voluntary Prepayments

.  Subject to Section 2.26, the Borrower may from time to time prepay, but without penalty or premium, all or any portion of the outstanding Floating Rate Advances.  The Borrower may also from time to time prepay, subject to the payment of any funding indemnification amounts required by Section 3.4 but without penalty or premium, all outstanding Eurodollar Advances, or, in a minimum aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or any integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, any portion of the outstanding Eurodollar Advances upon three Business Days’ prior notice to the Agent. Any prepayments made in respect of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall be applied against the scheduled payments to be made by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.27 at the direction of the Borrower; provided that in the absence of such direction, such payments shall be applied against the scheduled payments to be made by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.27 in reverse order of the dates when scheduled payments are due.

2.16.Mandatory Prepayments

(a)Borrowing Base Compliance.  Except for Overadvances permitted pursuant to Section 2.1.4(c), the applicable Borrower shall immediately repay the Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans, Reimbursement Obligations and/or Non-Ratable Loans (and, if required, cash collateralize any undrawn Facility LC in the manner contemplated in Section 2.1.2(j)) if at any time the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure exceeds the lesser of (i) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment and (ii) the Borrowing Base to the extent required to eliminate such excess.  

(b)Sale of Assets.  Immediately upon receipt by the General Partner, the Borrower or PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries of the Net Cash Proceeds of any asset disposition (other than (A) sales of inventory in the ordinary course of business, (B) until the first anniversary of the Effective Date, the Project Friday Disposition with aggregate Net Cash Proceeds not exceeding $10,000,000 and (C) up to $10,000,000 per Fiscal Year of Net Cash Proceeds from sales of obsolete or worn-out property in the ordinary course of business), the General Partner or applicable Borrower shall prepay the Obligations, or shall cause the applicable Subsidiary to deliver funds to the Agent for application to the Obligations, in an amount equal to all such Net Cash Proceeds.  Any such prepayment shall be applied first, to pay the principal of the Overadvances and Protective Advances, second, to pay the principal of the Non-Ratable Loans, third, to pay

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the principal of the Term Loans and fourth, to pay the principal of the Revolving Loans (including the Swingline Loans) without a concomitant reduction in the Aggregate Revolving Commitment.

(c)Issuance of Debt or Equity.  If any Loan Party or any of its respective Subsidiaries issues Capital Stock or Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness permitted by Sections 6.17(a),(c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (j) and (k)), no later than the Business Day following the date of receipt of any Net Cash Proceeds of such issuance or receipt of such dividend, distribution, loan or advance, the Borrower, or applicable Loan Party, shall prepay the Obligations in an amount equal to all such Net Cash Proceeds. Any such prepayment shall be applied first, to pay the principal of the Overadvances and Protective Advances, second, to pay the principal of the Non-Ratable Loans, third, to pay the principal of the Term Loans and fourth, to pay the principal of the Revolving Loans (including the Swingline Loans) without a concomitant reduction in the Aggregate Revolving Commitment.  

(d)Insurance/Condemnation Proceeds.  Any insurance or condemnation proceeds to be applied to the Obligations in accordance with Section 6.7(d) shall be applied as follows: (i) insurance proceeds from casualties or losses to cash or Inventory shall be applied, first, to the Overadvances and Protective Advances, pro rata, second, to the Non-Ratable Loans, third, to the Revolving Loans (including the Swingline Loans), and fourth, to cash collateralize outstanding Facility LCs; and (ii) insurance or condemnation proceeds from casualties or losses to Equipment, Fixtures and real Property shall be applied first, to pay the principal of the Overadvances and Protective Advances, second, to pay the principal of the Non-Ratable Loans, third, to pay the principal of the Term Loans and fourth, to pay the principal of the Revolving Loans (including Swingline Loans).  The Aggregate Revolving Commitment shall not be permanently reduced by the amount of any such prepayments.  If the precise amount of insurance or condemnation proceeds allocable to Inventory as compared to Equipment, Fixtures and real Property is not otherwise determined, the allocation and application of those proceeds shall be determined by the Agent, in its Permitted Discretion.  

(e)Excess Cash Flow. If, for any fiscal year of the Borrower commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, there shall be Excess Cash Flow, the Borrower shall, on the relevant Excess Cash Flow Application Date, apply 25% of such Excess Cash Flow toward the prepayment of the Term Loans; provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall not be required to prepay Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.16(e) for any fiscal year in an aggregate amount in excess of (i) $25,000,000, less (ii) the scheduled payments made with respect to the Term Loans during such fiscal year pursuant to Section 2.27 less (iii) the amount of voluntary prepayments made with respect to the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.15 (except to the extent such prepayments were made with the proceeds of Indebtedness). Each such prepayment and commitment reduction shall be made on a date (an “Excess Cash Flow Application Date”) no later than five Business Days after the earlier of (i) the date on which the financial statements of the Borrower referred to in Section 6.1(a), for the fiscal year with respect to which such prepayment is made, are required to be delivered to the Lenders and (ii) the date on which such financial statements are actually delivered.

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(f)General.  Without in any way limiting the foregoing, immediately upon receipt by any Loan Party of proceeds of any sale of any Collateral, the Borrower shall cause such Loan Party to deliver such proceeds to the Agent, or deposit such proceeds in a deposit account subject to a Deposit Account Control Agreement.  All of such proceeds shall be applied as set forth above or otherwise as provided in Section 2.19.  Nothing in this Section 2.16 shall be construed to constitute Agent’s or any Lender’s consent to any transaction that is not permitted by other provisions of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents.

(g)Term Loans; Application Thereto. Any mandatory prepayments made in respect of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.16 shall be applied against the scheduled payments to be made by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.27 in reverse order of the dates on which such scheduled payments are due.

2.17.Termination of the Commitments; Increase in Aggregate Revolving Commitment

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(a)Without limiting Section 2.3 or Section 8.1, (i) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment shall expire on the Facility Termination Date, (ii) the Aggregate Term Commitment shall expire upon the occurrence of the Advance of the Term Loans on the Effective Date and (iii) the Aggregate Credit Exposure and all other unpaid Obligations shall be paid in full by the Borrower on the Facility Termination Date.

(b)The Borrower may terminate this Agreement with at least five Business Days’ prior written notice thereof to the Agent and the Lenders, upon (i) the payment in full of all outstanding Loans, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (ii) the cancellation and return of all outstanding Facility LCs (or alternatively, with respect to each such Facility LC, the furnishing to the Agent of a cash deposit or Supporting Letter of Credit as required by Section 2.1.2(l)), (iii) the payment in full of all reimbursable expenses and other Obligations together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, and (iv) the payment in full of any amount due under Section 3.4.  

(c)The Borrower shall have the right to increase the Aggregate Revolving Commitment by obtaining additional Revolving Commitments, either from one or more of the Lenders or another lending institution provided that (i) any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $25,000,000, (ii) the Aggregate Revolving Commitment does not exceed $650,000,000, (iii) the Borrower may make a maximum of two such requests, (iv) the Agent has approved the identity of any such new Lender, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, (v) any such new Lender assumes all of the rights and obligations of a “Lender” hereunder, and (vi) the procedures described in Section 2.17(d) have been satisfied.

(d)Any amendment hereto to effect such an increase or addition shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent and shall only require the written signatures of the Agent, the Borrower and the Lender(s) being added or increasing their Commitment.  As a condition precedent to such an increase, Borrower shall deliver to the Agent a certificate of each Loan Party (in sufficient copies for each Lender) signed by an authorized officer of such Loan Party (i) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted

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by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (ii) in the case of the Borrower, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and (B) no Default or Unmatured Default exists.  Promptly following the effectiveness of any such amendment, the Agent will provide a copy thereof to the Lenders.  

(e)Within a reasonable time after the effective date of any increase, the Agent shall, and is hereby authorized and directed to, revise the Commitments set forth on Schedule I hereto to reflect such increase and shall distribute such revised schedule to each of the Lenders and the Borrower, whereupon such revised schedule shall replace the old schedule and become part of this Agreement.  On the Business Day on which any such increase becomes effective, all outstanding Floating Rate Advances and Eurodollar Advances shall be reallocated among the Lenders (including any newly added Lenders) in accordance with the Lenders’ respective revised Pro Rata Shares (and shall be deemed repaid in connection with any such reallocation).  

2.18.Method of Payment

(a)All payments of the Obligations hereunder shall be made, without setoff, deduction, or counterclaim, in immediately available funds to the Agent at the Agent’s address specified pursuant to Article XIII, or at any other Lending Installation of the Agent specified in writing by the Agent to the Borrower Representative, by noon (local time) on the date when due and shall be applied ratably by the Agent among the Lenders.  Any payment received by the Agent after such time shall be deemed to have been received on the following Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  Solely for purposes of determining the amount of Loans available for borrowing purposes, checks and cash or other immediately available funds from collections of items of payment and proceeds of any Collateral shall be applied in whole or in part against the Obligations, on the day of receipt, subject to actual collection.  Each payment delivered to the Agent for the account of any Lender shall be delivered promptly by the Agent to such Lender in the same type of funds that the Agent received at its address specified pursuant to Article XIII or at any Lending Installation specified in a notice received by the Agent from such Lender.

(b)At the election of the Agent, all payments of principal, interest, reimbursement obligations in connection with Facility LCs, fees, premiums, reimbursable expenses (including, without limitation, all reimbursement for fees and expenses pursuant to Section 9.6), and other sums payable under the Loan Documents, may be paid from the proceeds of Advances made hereunder whether made following a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.1 or a deemed request as provided in this Section 2.18 or may be deducted from the Funding Account or any other deposit account of the Borrower maintained with the Agent.  The Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes (i) the Agent to make an Advance for the purpose of paying each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents and agrees that all such amounts charged shall constitute Loans (including

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Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) and that all such Advances shall be deemed to have been requested pursuant to Section 2.1 and (ii) the Agent to charge the Funding Account or any other deposit account of the Borrower maintained with Chase for each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents.

2.19.Apportionment, Application, and Reversal of Payments

.  Except as otherwise required pursuant to Section 2.20, principal and interest payments shall be apportioned ratably among the Lenders as set forth in this Article II and payments of the fees shall, as applicable, be apportioned ratably among the Lenders, except for fees payable solely to the Agent or the LC Issuer and except as provided in Section 2.10(c).  All payments shall be remitted to the Agent and all such payments not relating to principal or interest of specific Loans or not constituting payment of specific fees as specified by the Borrower Representative, and all proceeds of any Collateral received by the Agent, shall be applied, ratably, subject to the provisions of this Agreement, first, to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements including amounts then due to the Agent from the Borrower (other than in connection with Rate Management Transactions and Banking Services), second, to pay any fees or expense reimbursements then due to the Lenders from the Borrower (other than in connection with Rate Management Transactions and Bank Services), third, to pay interest due in respect of the Overadvances and Protective Advances, fourth, to pay the principal of the Overadvances and Protective Advances, fifth, to pay interest due in respect of the Non-Ratable Loans, sixth, to pay interest due in respect of the Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans (other than Non-Ratable Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances), seventh, to pay or prepay principal of the Non-Ratable Loans, eighth, to pay or prepay principal of the Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans (other than Non-Ratable Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) and unpaid reimbursement obligations in respect of Facility LCs, ninth, to pay an amount to the Agent equal to one hundred five percent (105%) of the aggregate undrawn face amount of all outstanding Facility LCs and the aggregate amount of any unpaid reimbursement obligations in respect of Facility LCs, to be held as cash collateral for such Obligations, tenth, to pay interest due in respect of the Term Loans, eleventh, to pay principal due in respect of the Term Loans, twelfth, to payment of any amounts owing with respect to obligations of the Loan Parties in respect of any Rate Management Transactions (including Commodity Hedging Agreements) and Banking Services that are secured by the Collateral, and thirteenth, to the payment of any other Secured Obligation due to the Agent or any Lender by the Borrower.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, unless so directed by the Borrower Representative, or unless a Default is in existence, neither the Agent nor any Lender shall apply any payment which it receives to any Eurodollar Loan, except (a) on the expiration date of the Interest Period applicable to any such Eurodollar Loan or (b) in the event, and only to the extent, that there are no outstanding Floating Rate Loans and, in any event, the Borrower shall pay the Eurodollar breakage losses in accordance with Section 3.4.  The Agent and the Lenders shall have the continuing and exclusive right to apply and reverse and reapply any and all such proceeds and payments to any portion of the Secured Obligations.

2.20.Settlement

.  Each Lender’s funded portion of the Loans is intended by the Lenders to be equal at all times to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding Loans.  Notwithstanding such agreement, the Agent, Chase, and the Lenders agree (which agreement shall not be for the benefit of or enforceable by the Loan Parties) that in order to facilitate the

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administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, settlement among them as to the Loans, including the Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline Loans and Overadvances shall take place on a periodic basis as follows.  The Agent shall request settlement (a “Settlement”) with the Lenders on at least a weekly basis, or on a more frequent basis at the Agent’s election, by notifying the Lenders of such requested Settlement by telecopy, telephone, or e-mail no later than 12:00 noon (Chicago time) on the date of such requested Settlement (the “Settlement Date”).  Each Lender (other than the Agent, in the case of the Non-Ratable Loans, Swingline Loans and Overadvances) shall transfer the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding principal amount of the applicable Loan with respect to which Settlement is requested to the Agent, to such account of the Agent as the Agent may designate, not later than 2:00 p.m. (Chicago time), on the Settlement Date applicable thereto.  Settlements may occur during the existence of a Default or an Unmatured Default and whether or not the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 have then been satisfied.  Such amounts transferred to the Agent shall be applied against the amounts of the applicable Loan and, together with Chase’s Pro Rata Share of such Non-Ratable Loan, Swingline Loan or Overadvance, shall constitute Revolving Loans of such Lenders, respectively.  If any such amount is not transferred to the Agent by any Lender on the Settlement Date applicable thereto, the Agent shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon as specified in Section 2.24.

2.21.Indemnity for Returned Payments

.  If after receipt of any payment which is applied to the payment of all or any part of the Obligations, the Agent or any Lender is for any reason compelled to surrender such payment or proceeds to any Person because such payment or application of proceeds is invalidated, declared fraudulent, set aside, determined to be void or voidable as a preference, impermissible setoff, or a diversion of trust funds, or for any other reason, then the Obligations or part thereof intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued and this Agreement shall continue in full force as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by the Agent or such Lender and the Borrower shall be liable to pay to the Agent and the Lenders, and the Borrower hereby indemnifies the Agent and the Lenders and holds the Agent and the Lenders harmless for the amount of such payment or proceeds surrendered.  The provisions of this Section 2.21 shall be and remain effective notwithstanding any contrary action which may have been taken by the Agent or any Lender in reliance upon such payment or application of proceeds, and any such contrary action so taken shall be without prejudice to the Agent’s and the Lenders’ rights under this Agreement and shall be deemed to have been conditioned upon such payment or application of proceeds having become final and irrevocable.  The provisions of this Section 2.21 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

2.22.Noteless Agreement; Evidence of Indebtedness

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(a)Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender from time to time, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.

(b)The Agent shall also maintain accounts in which it will record (i) the amount of each Loan extended hereunder, the Type thereof, the name of the Borrower who requested such Loan and the Interest Period with respect thereto, (ii) the amount of

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any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Lender hereunder, (iii) the original stated amount of each Facility LC and the amount of LC Obligations outstanding at any time, and (iv) the amount of any sum received by the Agent hereunder from the Borrower and each Lender’s share thereof.

(c)The entries maintained in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) above shall, absent manifest error, be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the Obligations therein recorded; provided however, that the failure of the Agent or any Lender to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Obligations in accordance with their terms.  The Agent shall, in accordance with its regular practice, deliver to the Borrower periodic statements with respect to the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

(d)Any Lender may request that its Loans be evidenced by a promissory note in substantially the form of Exhibit C (a “Note”).  In such event, the Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender such Note payable to the order of such Lender.  Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such Note and interest thereon shall at all times (prior to any assignment pursuant to Section 12.3) be represented by one or more Notes payable to the order of the payee named therein, except to the extent that any such Lender subsequently returns any such Note for cancellation and requests that such Loans once again be evidenced as described in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

2.23.Lending Installations

.  Each Lender may book its Loans and its participation in any LC Obligations and the LC Issuer may book the Facility LCs at any Lending Installation selected by such Lender or the LC Issuer, as the case may be, and may change its Lending Installation from time to time; provided, however, such selection shall not increase, if otherwise reasonably avoidable, the Borrower’s costs under Article III.  All terms of this Agreement shall apply to any such Lending Installation and the Loans, Facility LCs, Reimbursement Obligations and any Notes issued hereunder shall be deemed held by each Lender or the LC Issuer, as the case may be, for the benefit of any such Lending Installation.  Each Lender and the LC Issuer may, by written notice to the Agent and the Borrower Representative in accordance with Article XIII, designate replacement or additional Lending Installations through which Loans will be made by it or Facility LCs will be issued by it and for whose account Loan payments or payments with respect to Facility LCs are to be made.

2.24.Non‑Receipt of Funds by the Agent; Defaulting Lenders

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(a)Unless the Borrower Representative or a Lender, as the case may be, notifies the Agent prior to the date on which it is scheduled to make payment to the Agent of (i) in the case of a Lender, the proceeds of a Loan or (ii) in the case of the Borrower, a payment of principal, interest or fees to the Agent for the account of the Lenders, that it does not intend to make such payment, the Agent may assume that such payment has been made.  The Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make the amount of such payment available to the intended recipient in reliance upon such assumption.  If such Lender or the Borrower, as the case may be, has not in fact made such payment to the Agent, the recipient of such payment shall, on demand by the Agent, repay to the

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Agent the amount so made available together with interest thereon in respect of each day during the period commencing on the date such amount was so made available by the Agent until the date the Agent recovers such amount at a rate per annum equal to (x) in the case of payment by a Lender, the NYFRB Rate for such day for the first three days and, thereafter, the interest rate applicable to the relevant Loan or (y) in the case of payment by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to the relevant Loan.  

(b)Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(i)fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.10(a);

(ii)the Commitment and Credit Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether all Lenders or the Required Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment or waiver pursuant to Section 8.3), provided that any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender which affects such Defaulting Lender differently than other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender;

(c)If any exposure in respect of Swingline Loans or Letters of Credit (“Swingline Exposure” and “LC Exposure”, respectively) exists at the time a Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:

(i)all or any part of such exposure shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share but only to the extent (x) the sum of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Credit Exposures plus such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure does not exceed the total of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Commitments and (y) the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 are satisfied at such time;  

(ii)if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall within one Business Day following notice by the Agent (x) first, prepay such Swingline Exposure and (y) second, cash collateralize such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.1.2(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;

(iii)if the Borrower cash collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to Section 2.24(c)(ii), the Borrower shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.10(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;

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(iv)if the LC Exposure of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to Section 2.24(c)(i), then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.10(a) and Section 2.10(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ Pro Rata Share; and

(v)if any Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is neither cash collateralized nor reallocated pursuant to Section 2.24(c)(i), then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the LC Issuer or any Lender hereunder, all Unused Commitment Fees that otherwise would have been payable to such Defaulting Lender (solely with respect to the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment that was utilized by such LC Exposure) and Letter of Credit fees payable under Section 2.10(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to the LC Issuer until such LC Exposure is cash collateralized and/or reallocated.  

(d)So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Agent shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and the LC Issuer shall not be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure will be 100% covered by the Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral will be provided by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.24(c)(ii), and participating interests in any such newly issued or increased Letter of Credit or newly made Swingline Loan shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.24(c)(i) (and Defaulting Lenders shall not participate therein).

(e)Any amount payable to such Defaulting Lender hereunder (whether on account of principal, interest, fees or otherwise and including any amount that would otherwise be payable to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.19) shall, in lieu of being distributed to such Defaulting Lender, be retained by the Agent in a segregated account and, subject to any applicable requirements of law, be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Agent (i) first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Agent hereunder, (ii) second, pro rata, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the LC Issuer hereunder, (iii) third, if so determined by the Agent or requested by an LC Issuer, held in such account as cash collateral for future funding obligations of the Defaulting Lender in respect of any existing or future participating interest in any Swingline Loan or Letter of Credit, (iv) fourth, 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 the Agent, (v) fifth, if so determined by the Agent and the Borrower, held in such account as cash collateral for future funding obligations of the Defaulting Lender in respect of any Loans under this Agreement, (vi) sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Agent, the Lenders or an LC Issuer as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Agent, any Lender or such LC Issuer against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement, (vii) seventh, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement, and (viii) eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a

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court of competent jurisdiction; provided that, with respect to this clause (viii), that if such payment is (x) a prepayment of the principal amount of any Loans or reimbursement obligations in respect of Letters of Credit which a Defaulting Lender has funded its participation obligations and (y) made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 are satisfied, such payment shall be applied solely to prepay the Loans of, and reimbursement obligations owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders pro rata prior to being applied to the prepayment of any Loans, or reimbursement obligations owed to, any Defaulting Lender.

If (i) any Lender shall file a petition for bankruptcy or a Bail-In Action with respect to a Lender shall occur following the date hereof and for so long as such event shall continue or (ii) any LC Issuer has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, no Swingline Lender shall be required to fund any Swingline Loan and no LC Issuer shall be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless the LC Issuer may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrower or such Lender, satisfactory to such LC Issuer, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.

In the event that the Agent, the Borrower and the LC Issuer each agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of the Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Loans of the other Lenders (other than Swingline Loans) as the Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Pro Rata Share.  The operation of this Section shall not be construed to increase or otherwise affect the Commitment of any Lender, to relieve or excuse the performance by such Defaulting Lender or any other Lender of its duties and obligations hereunder.

2.25.Limitation of Interest

.  The Borrower, the Agent and the Lenders intend to strictly comply with all applicable laws, including applicable usury laws.  Accordingly, the provisions of this Section 2.25 shall govern and control over every other provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document which conflicts or is inconsistent with this Section 2.25, even if such provision declares that it controls.  As used in this Section 2.25, the term “interest” includes the aggregate of all charges, fees, benefits or other compensation which constitute interest under applicable law, provided that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, (a) any non-principal payment shall be characterized as an expense or as compensation for something other than the use, forbearance or detention of money and not as interest, and (b) all interest at any time contracted for, reserved, charged or received shall be amortized, prorated, allocated and spread, in equal parts during the full term of the Obligations.  In no event shall the Borrower or any other Person be obligated to pay, or any Lender have any right or privilege to reserve, receive or retain, (a) any interest in excess of the maximum amount of nonusurious interest permitted under the laws of the State of New York or the applicable laws (if any) of the U.S. or of any other applicable state, or (b) total interest in excess of the amount which such Lender could lawfully have contracted for, reserved, received, retained or charged.

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2.26.Applicable Mortgage Minimum Amount

.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, (a) the Borrower shall not optionally prepay or reduce the Aggregate Credit Exposure pursuant to Section 2.15 to the extent that, after giving effect thereto, the Aggregate Credit Exposure would be less than the Applicable Mortgage Minimum Amount and (b) to the extent that the Aggregate Credit Exposure exceeds the Applicable Mortgage Minimum Amount at the time of any Credit Extension under this Agreement as a result of the requirements of Section 2.16, the Borrower shall, as a condition to each such Credit Extension, pay all mortgages recording taxes, documentary stamp taxes, intangible taxes and other similar taxes payable under the Applicable Mortgages in connection such Credit Extension.

2.27.Amortization of Term Loans

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(a)Subject to adjustment pursuant to Section 2.16 and Section 2.17, the Borrower shall repay Term Loans on September 30th, December 31st, March 31st and June 30th of each fiscal year (commencing with March 31, 2020) in an amount of $3,250,000, together in each case with accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount to be paid to but excluding the date of such payment; provided that if any such date is not a Business Day, such payment shall be due on the next-following Business Day.

(b)To the extent not previously paid, all Term Loans shall be due and payable on the Facility Termination Date.

2.28.MIRE Event

.Notwithstanding the foregoing, no MIRE Event may be closed until the date that is (a) if there are no real property subject to a Mortgage in a “special flood hazard area”, ten (10) Business Days or (b) if there are any real property subject to a Mortgage in a “special flood hazard area”, thirty (30) days (in each case, the “Notice Period”), after the Agent has delivered to the Lenders the following documents in respect of such real property: (i) a “Life-of-Loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determination with respect to each real property subject to a Mortgage (together with a notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance duly executed by the Borrower or the applicable Loan Party in the event any such real property subject to a Mortgage is located in a special flood hazard area) and (B) evidence of flood insurance as required by Section 6.7(a); provided that any such MIRE Event may be closed prior to the Notice Period if the Agent shall have received confirmation from each applicable Lender that such Lender has completed any necessary flood insurance due diligence to its reasonable satisfaction.

ARTICLE III

YIELD PROTECTION; TAXES

3.1.Yield Protection

.  If, on or after the Effective Date, the adoption of any law or any governmental or quasi‑governmental rule, regulation, policy, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law), or any change in the interpretation or administration thereof by any governmental or quasi-governmental authority, central bank or comparable agency charged with the interpretation or administration thereof or and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel

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Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing) or compliance by any Lender or applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any such authority, central bank or comparable agency or and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing) made after the Effective Date:

(a)subjects any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer or the Agent to any Taxes or changes the basis of taxation of payments (other than with respect to Excluded Taxes and Indemnified Taxes) to any Lender or the LC Issuer or the Agent in respect of its Eurodollar Loans, Facility LCs or participations therein, or

(b)imposes or increases or deems applicable any reserve, assessment, insurance charge, special deposit or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer (other than reserves and assessments taken into account in determining the interest rate applicable to Eurodollar Advances), or

(c)imposes any other condition the result of which is to increase the cost to any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer of making, funding, converting to, continuing or maintaining its Eurodollar Loans, or of issuing or participating in Facility LCs, or reduces any amount receivable by any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer in connection with its Eurodollar Loans, Facility LCs or participations therein, or requires any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer to make any payment calculated by reference to the amount of Eurodollar Loans, Facility LCs or participations therein held or interest or LC Fees received by it, by an amount deemed material by such Lender or the LC Issuer as the case may be,

and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Lender or applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer or the Agent, as the case may be, of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining its Eurodollar Loans or Commitment or of issuing or participating in Facility LCs or to reduce the return received by such Lender or applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer, as the case may be, in connection with such Eurodollar Loans, Commitment, Facility LCs or participations therein, then, within fifteen days of demand by such Lender or the LC Issuer or the Agent, as the case may be, the Borrower shall pay such Lender or the LC Issuer or the Agent, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the LC Issuer or the Agent, as the case may be, for such increased cost or reduction in amount received.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 3.1, the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section 3.1 for any amounts incurred more than nine months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefore; and provided that, if the circumstances giving rise to such claim have a retroactive effect, then such nine-month period shall be extended to include the period of such retroactive effect.  If any Lender becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.1, it shall promptly notify the Borrower (with a

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copy to the Agent) of the event by reason of which it has become so entitled and shall include in such notice a calculation of such additional amounts in reasonable detail.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith (whether or not having the force of law) or in implementation thereof, and (ii) all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations, requirements, interpretations and 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 (whether or not having the force of law), in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall, in each case, be deemed to be Change, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.

3.2.Changes in Capital Adequacy or Liquidity Regulations

.  If a Lender or the LC Issuer determines the amount of capital or liquidity required or expected to be maintained by such Lender or the LC Issuer, any Lending Installation of such Lender or the LC Issuer, or any corporation controlling such Lender or the LC Issuer is increased as a result of a Change, then, within fifteen days of demand by such Lender or the LC Issuer, the Borrower shall pay such Lender or the LC Issuer the amount necessary to compensate for any shortfall in the rate of return on the portion of such increased capital which such Lender or the LC Issuer determines is attributable to this Agreement, its Credit Exposure or its Commitment to make Loans and issue or participate in Facility LCs or Swingline loans, as the case may be, hereunder (after taking into account such Lender’s or the LC Issuer’s policies as to capital adequacy or liquidity); provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith (whether or not having the force of law) and (y) all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations or directives promulgated by the Bank of International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities (whether or not having the force of law), in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a Change regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued, promulgated or implemented.  “Change” means (i) any change after the date of this Agreement in the Risk‑Based Capital Guidelines (as defined below) or (ii) any adoption of or change in any other law, governmental or quasi‑governmental rule, regulation, policy, guideline, interpretation, or directive (whether or not having the force of law) after the date of this Agreement which affects the amount of capital or liquidity required or expected to be maintained by any Lender or the LC Issuer or any Lending Installation or any corporation controlling any Lender or the LC Issuer.  “Risk-Based Capital Guidelines” means (i) the risk‑based capital guidelines in effect in the U.S. on the date of this Agreement, including transition rules, and (ii) the corresponding capital regulations promulgated by regulatory authorities outside the U.S. implementing the June 2006 document of the Basel Committee on Banking Regulation and Supervisory Practices entitled “Basel II: International Convergence of Capital Measurements and Capital Standards: A Revised Framework – Comprehensive Version,” including transition rules, and any amendments to such regulations adopted prior to the date of this Agreement.  Notwithstanding anything herein or otherwise to the contrary, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements and directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in implementation thereof, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.

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3.3.Availability of Types of Advances

.  If any Lender determines that maintenance of its Eurodollar Loans at a suitable Lending Installation would violate any applicable law, rule, regulation, or directive, whether or not having the force of law, or if the Required Lenders determine that (i) deposits of a type and maturity appropriate to match fund Eurodollar Advances are not available or (ii) the interest rate applicable to Eurodollar Advances does not accurately reflect the cost of making or maintaining Eurodollar Advances, then the Agent shall suspend the availability of Eurodollar Advances and require any affected Eurodollar Advances to be repaid or converted to Floating Rate Advances, subject to the payment of any funding indemnification amounts required by Section 3.4.

3.4.Funding Indemnification

.  If any payment of a Eurodollar Advance occurs on a date which is not the last day of the applicable Interest Period, whether because of acceleration, prepayment or otherwise, or a Eurodollar Advance is not made on the date specified by the Borrower Representative for any reason other than default by the Lenders, the Borrower will indemnify each Lender for any loss or cost incurred by it resulting therefrom, including, without limitation, any loss or cost in liquidating or employing deposits acquired to fund or maintain such Eurodollar Advance.

3.5.Taxes

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(a)All payments by any Loan Party by or on account of any obligation hereunder or under any Note or Facility LC Application shall be made free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for or on account of any and all Taxes, except as required by applicable law.  If any Loan Party or the Agent shall be required by law to deduct or withhold any Taxes from or in respect of any such payment, (a) if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax or Other Tax, the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.5) such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Agent (as the case may be) receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, (b) the applicable withholding agent shall make such deductions, (c) the applicable withholding agent shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant authority in accordance with applicable law and (d) the Borrower shall furnish to the Agent a certified copy of all official receipts evidencing payment thereof as promptly as possible but in any case within thirty days after such payment is made.

(b)In addition, the Loan Parties hereby agree to timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Agent timely reimburse it for, any present or future stamp, court, documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes and any other excise or property taxes, charges or similar levies which arise from any payment made hereunder or under any Note or Facility LC Application or from the execution, delivery, performance or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any Note or Facility LC Application (“Other Taxes”).  The Borrower shall furnish to the Agent a certified copy of all official receipts evidencing payment thereof as promptly as possible but in any case within thirty days after such payment is made.

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(c)The Loan Parties hereby agree to jointly and severally indemnify the Agent, the LC Issuer and each Lender for the full amount of Indemnified Taxes (including, without limitation, any Indemnified Taxes imposed on amounts payable under this Section 3.5) paid or payable by the Agent, the LC Issuer or such Lender as a result of its Commitment, any Loans made by it hereunder, any Facility LC issued hereunder or otherwise in connection with its participation in this Agreement or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to the Agent, the LC Issuer or such Lender and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. Payments due under this indemnification shall be made within 10 days of the date the Agent, the LC Issuer or such Lender makes demand therefor pursuant to Section 3.6. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by the party seeking indemnification shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(d)Each Lender and LC Issuer shall indemnify the Agent within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender that are payable or paid by the Agent, (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified that Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so) and (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 12.2(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register, in either case, that are payable or paid by the Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Agent under this paragraph (d).

(e)Status of Lenders.

(i)Each Lender that is a U.S. Person agrees that it will deliver to the Borrower and the Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Agent), executed originals of U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax.

(ii)(1) Each Lender that is not a U.S. Person (each a “Non-U.S. Lender”) agrees that it will, not more than ten Business Days after the date of this Agreement, to the extent legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Agent whichever of the following is applicable: (x) two duly completed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, or W-8ECI, certifying in either case that such Lender is entitled to receive payments under this Agreement without deduction or withholding of any, or is subject to a reduced

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rate of withholding of, U.S. federal income taxes, (y) if claiming an exemption from U.S. withholding tax under Section 871(h) or 881(c) of the Code, a duly completed copy of the IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E and a properly executed certificate representing that such Non-U.S. Lender is not a “bank” for purposes of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, is not a “ten percent (10%) shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, is not a “controlled foreign corporation” related to the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code, or (z) if not the beneficial owner, a duly completed copy of the IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-9 and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable. (2) Each Non-U.S. Lender further undertakes to deliver to each of the Borrower Representative and the Agent (x) renewals or additional copies of such form (or any successor form) on or before the date that such form expires or becomes obsolete, and (y) after the occurrence of any event requiring a change in the most recent forms so delivered by it, such additional forms or amendments thereto as may be reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Agent.  All forms or amendments described in the preceding sentence shall certify that such Lender is entitled to receive payments under this Agreement without deduction or withholding of any, or is subject to a reduced rate of withholding of, U.S. federal income taxes, unless an event (including without limitation any change in treaty, law or regulation) has occurred prior to the date on which any such delivery would otherwise be required which renders all such forms inapplicable or which would prevent such Lender from duly completing and delivering any such form or amendment with respect to it and such Lender advises the Borrower Representative and the Agent that it is not capable of receiving payments without any deduction or withholding, or at the reduced rate of withholding, of U.S. federal income tax.  (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this paragraph (ii), a Non-U.S. Lender shall not be required to deliver any form pursuant to this paragraph that such Non-U.S. Lender is not legally able to deliver.

(f)For any period during which a Non-U.S. Lender has failed to provide the Borrower Representative with an appropriate form pursuant to clause (e), above, such Non-U.S. Lender shall not be entitled to indemnification under this Section 3.5 with respect to Taxes imposed by the U.S. because of its failure to deliver the appropriate form; provided that, should a Non-U.S. Lender which is otherwise exempt from or subject to a reduced rate of withholding tax become subject to Taxes because of its failure to deliver a form required under clause (e), above, the Borrower shall, at the expense of such Non-U.S. Lender, take such steps as such Non-U.S. Lender shall reasonably request to assist such Non-U.S. Lender to recover such Taxes.

(g)Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments under this Agreement or any Note pursuant to the law of any relevant jurisdiction or any treaty shall deliver to the Borrower Representative (with a copy to the Agent), at the time or times prescribed by applicable law, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate.  In

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addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent as will enable the Borrower or the 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 and execution of such documentation (other than documentation set forth in Section 3.5(e)(i), (ii)(1) and (h)) 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.

(h)If a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA, such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or Agent, such documentation prescribed by applicable law and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower or 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.  Solely for purposes of this clause (h), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

3.6.Lender Statements; Survival of Indemnity

.  To the extent reasonably possible, each Lender shall designate an alternate Lending Installation with respect to its Eurodollar Loans to reduce any liability of the Borrower to such Lender under Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5 or to avoid the unavailability of Eurodollar Advances under Section 3.3, (subject to overall policy considerations of such Lender); provided, that such designation is made on terms that, in the sole judgment of such Lender, cause such Lender and its lending office(s) to suffer no economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage, and provided, further, that nothing in this Section shall affect or postpone any of the obligations of the Borrower or the rights of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 or 3.5.  Each Lender shall deliver a written statement of such Lender to the Borrower Representative (with a copy to the Agent) as to the amount due, if any, under Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 or 3.5.  Such written statement shall set forth in reasonable detail the calculations upon which such Lender determined such amount and shall be final, conclusive and binding on the Borrower in the absence of manifest error.  Determination of amounts payable under such Sections in connection with a Eurodollar Loan shall be calculated as though each Lender funded its Eurodollar Loan through the purchase of a deposit of the type and maturity corresponding to the deposit used as a reference in determining the Eurodollar Rate applicable to such Loan, whether in fact that is the case or not.  Unless otherwise provided herein, the amount specified in the written statement of any Lender shall be payable on demand after receipt by the Borrower Representative of such written statement.  The obligations of the Borrower under Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5 shall survive payment of the Obligations and termination of this Agreement.

3.7.Replacement of Lender

.  If the Borrower is required pursuant to Section 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5 to make any additional payment to any Lender or if any Lender’s obligation to make or continue, or to convert Floating Rate Advances into, Eurodollar Advances shall be suspended

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pursuant to Section 3.3 or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender (any such Lender, an “Affected Lender”), the Borrower may elect, if such amounts continue to be charged or such suspension is still effective, to replace such Affected Lender as a Lender party to this Agreement, provided that, no Default or Unmatured Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such replacement, and provided further that, concurrently with such replacement, (i) another bank or other entity which is reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower and the Agent shall agree, as of such date, to purchase for cash the Advances and other Obligations due to the Affected Lender pursuant to an Assignment Agreement (and a Defaulting Lender shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment Agreement if it fails to do so) and to become a Lender for all purposes under this Agreement and to assume all obligations of the Affected Lender to be terminated as of such date and to comply with the requirements of Section 12.3 applicable to assignments, and (ii) the Borrower shall pay to such Affected Lender in same day funds on the day of such replacement (A) all interest, fees and other amounts then accrued but unpaid to such Affected Lender by the Borrower hereunder to and including the date of termination, including without limitation payments due to such Affected Lender under Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5, and (B) an amount, if any, equal to the payment which would have been due to such Lender on the day of such replacement under Section 3.4 had the Loans of such Affected Lender been prepaid on such date rather than sold to the replacement Lender.

ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

4.1.Effectiveness

.  This Agreement will not become effective unless the Loan Parties have satisfied each of the following conditions in a manner satisfactory to the Agent and the Lenders, and with respect to any condition requiring delivery of any agreement, certificate, document, or instrument, the Loan Parties shall have furnished to the Agent sufficient copies of any such agreement, certificate, document, or instrument for distribution to the Lenders.

(a)This Agreement or counterparts hereof shall have been duly executed by each Loan Party and the Agent, and the Agent shall have received duly executed copies of the Loan Documents and such other documents, instruments, agreements and legal opinions as the Agent shall reasonably request in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent.

(b)Each Loan Party shall have delivered copies of its articles or certificate of incorporation or organization, together with all amendments, and a certificate of good standing, each certified by the appropriate governmental officer in its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization.

(c)Each Loan Party shall have delivered copies, certified by its Secretary or Assistant Secretary, of its by‑laws or operating, management or partnership agreement and of its Board of Directors’ resolutions or the resolutions of its members and of resolutions or actions of any other body authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party.

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(d)Each Loan Party shall have delivered an incumbency certificate, executed by its Secretary or Assistant Secretary, which shall identify by name and title and bear the signatures of the Authorized Officers and any other officers such Loan Party authorized to sign the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party, upon which certificate the Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely until informed of any change in writing by such Loan Party.

(e)The Borrower shall have delivered a certificate, signed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower, on the initial Credit Extension Date (i) stating that no Default or Unmatured Default has occurred and is continuing, (ii) stating that the representations and warranties contained in Article V are true and correct as of such Credit Extension Date, (iii) specifying the deposit account at Chase which shall be used as the Funding Account, (iv) certifying that the condition set forth in clause (t) below has been met, and (v) certifying any other factual matters as may be reasonably requested by the Agent or any Lender.

(f)The Loan Parties shall have delivered a written legal opinion of the Loan Parties’ counsel, addressed to the Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders in substantially the form of Exhibit D and the legal opinion of such other special and local counsel as may be required by the Agent.

(g)The Borrower shall have delivered any Notes requested by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.22 payable to the order of each such requesting Lender.

(h)The Borrower shall have delivered money transfer authorizations as the Agent may have reasonably requested.

(i)The Agent shall have received the results of a recent Lien and other searches that the Agent deems necessary and such searches shall reveal no Liens on any of the assets of the Loan Parties except for Permitted Liens or Liens discharged on or prior to the Effective Date pursuant to documentation satisfactory to the Agent, the Loan Parties shall have delivered UCC termination statements or amendments to existing UCC financing statements with respect to any filings against the Collateral as may be requested by the Agent and shall have authorized the filing of such termination statements or amendments, the Agent shall have been authorized to file any UCC financing statements that the Agent deems necessary to perfect its Liens in the Collateral and Liens creating a first priority security interest in the Collateral in favor of the Agent shall be in proper form for filing, registration or recordation.

(j)The Borrower Representative shall have delivered a Borrowing Base Certificate which calculates the Borrowing Base as of October 31, 2019.

(k)The Borrower shall have delivered to the Agent Parent’s most recent projected income statement, balance sheet and cash flows for the period through the end of the 2024 Fiscal Year (which shall have been prepared on a monthly basis through the first year after the Effective Date and yearly thereafter).

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(l)All legal (including tax implications) and regulatory matters, including, but not limited to compliance with applicable requirements of Regulations U, T and X of the Board, shall be satisfactory to the Agent and the Lenders.

(m)The Agent or its designee shall have conducted a satisfactory field examination of the accounts receivable, Inventory and related working capital matters and financial information of the Loan Parties and of the related data processing and other systems, the results of which shall be satisfactory to the Arrangers and the Agent (it being acknowledged by the Arrangers and the Agent that the field examination dated as of April 30, 2019 shall satisfy the requirement described in this Section 4.1(m)).

(n)The Borrower shall have delivered evidence of insurance coverage in form, scope, and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent and otherwise in compliance with the terms of Section 6.7.

(o)The Borrower shall have paid all of the fees and expenses owing to the Agent, the Arrangers, the LC Issuer and the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.10, and Section 9.6(a).

(p)The Borrower shall have delivered to the Agent true and complete Customer Lists for the Borrower, PHI and their respective Subsidiaries, together with a recent satisfactory appraisal with respect thereto (it being understood that the Agent and the Lenders shall treat such Customer Lists as confidential information subject to Section 9.11), it being acknowledged by the Agent that the appraisal dated as of March 31, 2019 shall satisfy the requirement described in this Section 4.1(p).

(q)The Loan Parties shall have delivered to the Agent a certified actuarial valuation report for each Single Employer Plan for the Plan year beginning January 1, 2017.

(r)The Loan Parties shall have delivered to the Agent a statement by an actuary enrolled under ERISA certifying that each Single Employer Plan is not, and is not expected to be, in “at risk” status (within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA).

(s)The Agent shall have received a satisfactory solvency certificate from the chief financial officer of the Parent that shall document the solvency of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the Effective Date.

(t)The Agent shall have received a copy of each hedging and inventory policy contemplated by Section 5.33, and the Agent shall be satisfied with each such policy.

(u)The Agent shall have received written consents from each Term Loan Lender and the “Required Lenders” under and as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement to the execution and delivery of this Agreement (it being agreed that the entering into of this Agreement by any such Term Loan Lender and/or Existing Lender shall constitute such written consent).

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(v)The Agent shall have received (A) a “Life-of-Loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determination with respect to each real property subject to a Mortgage (together with a notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance duly executed by the Borrower or the applicable Loan Party in the event any such real property is located in a special flood hazard area) and (B) a copy of, or a certificate as to coverage under, the flood insurance policies required by Section 6.7(a);

(w)The Agent shall have received, (i) at least five days prior to the Effective Date, all documentation and other information regarding the Borrower requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act, to the extent requested in writing of the Borrower at least 10 days prior to the Effective Date and (ii) to the extent the Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, at least five days prior to the Effective Date, any Lender that has requested, in a written notice to the Borrower at least 10 days prior to the Effective Date, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to the Borrower shall have received such Beneficial Ownership Certification; provided that, upon the execution and delivery by such Lender of its signature page to this Agreement, the conditions set forth in this clause (x) shall be deemed to be satisfied.

(x)The Effective Date shall occur on or before December 20, 2019.

4.2.Each Credit Extension

.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the Lenders shall not be required to make any Credit Extension if on the applicable Credit Extension Date:

(a)There exists any Default or Unmatured Default or any Default or Unmatured Default shall result from any such Credit Extension.

(b)Any representation or warranty contained in Article V is untrue or incorrect in any material respect as of such Credit Extension Date except to the extent any such representation or warranty is stated to relate solely to an earlier date.

(c)After giving effect to any Credit Extension, Availability would be less than zero.

(d)Any legal matter incident to the making of such Credit Extension shall not be satisfactory to the Agent and its counsel.

(e)The Borrower is not in compliance with Section 2.26.  

Each Borrowing Notice or request for issuance of Facility LC with respect to each such Credit Extension shall constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrower that the conditions contained in Section 4.1 have been satisfied and that none of the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 exist as of the applicable Credit Extension Date.  Any Lender may require a duly completed Compliance Certificate as a condition to making a Credit Extension.  

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ARTICLE V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Lenders as follows:

5.1.Existence and Standing

.  Each Loan Party is a corporation, partnership or limited liability company duly and properly incorporated or organized, as the case may be, validly existing and (to the extent such concept applies to such entity) in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization and has all requisite authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted.

5.2.Authorization and Validity

.  Each Loan Party has the power and authority and legal right to execute and deliver the Loan Documents to which it is a party and to perform its obligations thereunder.  The execution and delivery by each Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the performance of its obligations thereunder have been duly authorized by proper proceedings, and the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of such Loan Party enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with their terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally.

5.3.No Conflict; Government Consent

.  Neither the execution and delivery by any Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, nor the consummation of the transactions therein contemplated, nor compliance with the provisions thereof will violate (i) any law, rule, regulation, order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree or award binding on such Loan Party or (ii) any Loan Party’s articles or certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, certificate of partnership, articles or certificate of organization, by‑laws, or operating or other management agreement, as the case may be, or (iii) the provisions of any indenture, instrument or agreement to which any Loan Party is a party or is subject, or by which it, or its Property, is bound, or conflict with or constitute a default thereunder, or result in, or require, the creation or imposition of any Lien in, of or on the Property of such Loan Party pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, instrument or agreement.  No order, consent, adjudication, approval, license, authorization, or validation of, or filing, recording or registration with, or exemption by, or other action in respect of any Governmental Authority which has not been obtained by a Loan Party, is required to be obtained by any Loan Party in connection with the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents, the borrowings under this Agreement, the payment and performance by the Loan Parties of the Obligations or the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents, except for (i) filing of amendments to Mortgages and UCC financing statements to be filed on or immediately after the Effective Date and (ii) routine approvals required in connection with the performance by the Loan Parties of their businesses.

5.4.Security Interest in Collateral

.  The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents create legal and valid Liens on all the Collateral in favor of the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, and such Liens (upon any required filing and recordation) constitute perfected and continuing Liens on the Collateral, securing the Obligations, enforceable against the applicable Loan Party and all third parties, and having priority over all other Liens on the Collateral except in the case of (a) Permitted Liens, to the extent any such Permitted Liens

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would have priority over the Liens in favor of the Agent pursuant to any applicable law or agreement and (b) Liens perfected only by possession (including possession of any certificate of title) to the extent the Agent has not obtained or does not maintain possession of such Collateral.

5.5.Financial Statements

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(a)The audited consolidated financial statements of the Parent and its Subsidiaries for the period ended September 30, 2018 heretofore delivered to the Lenders (A) were prepared in accordance with GAAP (as in effect on the date such statements were prepared) and fairly present the consolidated financial condition and operations of the Parent and its Subsidiaries at such date and the consolidated results of their operations for the period then ended and (B) with respect to the financial statements referred to in clause (i) hereof, are accompanied by an unqualified audit report certified by independent certified public accountants.

(b)The most recent Projections delivered to the Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Section 6.1(d) represent the Borrower’s good faith estimate of the future financial performance of the Parent and its Subsidiaries for the period set forth therein.

5.6.Material Adverse Change

.  Since September 30, 2018, after giving effect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby on the Effective Date, there has been no change in the business, operations, Property, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Loan Parties which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.7.Taxes

.  The Loan Parties have filed all U.S. federal tax returns and all other Tax returns which are required to be filed, all such returns are complete and correct and the Loan Parties have paid all Taxes due pursuant to said returns or pursuant to any assessment received by any Loan Party, except such taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith and as to which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP and as to which no Lien exists.  No tax liens have been filed and no claims are being asserted with respect to any such Taxes.  The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Loan Parties in respect of any taxes or other governmental charges are adequate.  If any Loan Party is a limited liability company, each such limited liability company qualifies for partnership tax treatment under U.S. federal tax law.

5.8.Litigation and Contingent Obligations

.  Except as set forth on Schedule 5.8, there is no litigation, arbitration, governmental investigation, proceeding or inquiry pending or, to the knowledge of any of their officers, threatened against or affecting any Loan Party which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or which seeks to prevent, enjoin or delay the making of any Credit Extensions.  Other than any liability incident to any litigation, arbitration or proceeding which (i) could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) is set forth on Schedule 5.8, no Loan Party has any material contingent obligations not provided for or disclosed in the financial statements referred to in Section 5.5.

5.9.Capitalization and Subsidiaries

.  Schedule 5.9 sets forth (a) a correct and complete list of the name of each and all of the Parent’s Subsidiaries (excluding CaptiveCo), (b) the location of the chief executive office of each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries (excluding CaptiveCo) and each other location where any of them have maintained their chief executive

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office in the past five years, (c) a true and complete listing of each class of each Loan Party’s authorized Capital Stock, of which all of such issued shares are validly issued, outstanding, fully paid and non-assessable, and owned beneficially and of record by the Persons identified on Schedule 5.9, and (d) the type of entity of each Loan Party. With respect to each Loan Party, Schedule 5.9 also sets forth the employer or taxpayer identification number of each Loan Party and the organizational identification number issued by each Loan Party’s jurisdiction of organization or a statement that no such number has been issued. All of the issued and outstanding Capital Stock owned by any Loan Party has been (to the extent such concepts are relevant with respect to such ownership interests) duly authorized and issued and is fully paid and non-assessable.

5.10.ERISA

.  Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (i) each Plan complies with all applicable requirements of law and regulations and (ii) no ERISA Event has occurred.

5.11.Accuracy of Information

.  No information, exhibit or report furnished by any Loan Party to the Agent or to any Lender in connection with the negotiation of, or compliance with, the Loan Documents contained any material misstatement of fact or omitted to state a material fact or any fact necessary to make the statements contained therein not misleading. As of the Effective Date, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification provided on or prior to the Effective Date to any Lender in connection with this Agreement is true and correct in all respects.

5.12.Names; Prior Transactions

.  Except as set forth on Schedule 5.12, the Loan Parties have not, during the past five years, been known by or used any other corporate or fictitious name, or been a party to any merger or consolidation, or been a party to any Acquisition.

5.13.Regulation U

.  No Loan Party is engaged, nor will it engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of “purchasing” or “carrying” any “margin stock” as such terms are defined in Regulation U of the Board as now and from time to time hereafter in effect (such securities being referred to herein as “Margin Stock”).  No Loan Party owns any Margin Stock, and none of the proceeds of the Loans or other extensions of credit under this Agreement will be used, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any Margin Stock, for the purpose of reducing or retiring any Indebtedness that was originally incurred to purchase or carry any Margin Stock or for any other purpose that might cause any of the Loans or other extensions of credit under this Agreement to be considered a “purpose credit” within the meaning of Regulations T, U or X of the Board.  No Loan Party will take or permit to be taken any action that might cause any Loan Document to violate any regulation of the Board.

5.14.Material Agreements

.  Schedule 5.14 hereto sets forth as of the Effective Date all material agreements and contracts to which any Loan Party is a party or is bound as of the date hereof.  No Loan Party is subject to any charter or other corporate restriction which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No Loan Party is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in (i) any material agreement to which it is a party or (ii) any agreement or instrument evidencing or governing Indebtedness.

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5.15.Compliance With Laws

.  The Loan Parties have complied with all applicable statutes, rules, regulations, orders and restrictions of any domestic or foreign government or any instrumentality or agency thereof having jurisdiction over the conduct of their respective businesses or the ownership of their respective Property (“Applicable Laws”) and their own agreements, policies and procedures with respect to personal information, privacy and data and system security (“Privacy Policies”), except for any failure to comply with any of the foregoing which could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.16.Ownership of Properties

.  Except as set forth on Schedule 5.16, on the date of this Agreement, the Loan Parties will have good title, free of all Liens other than those permitted by Section 6.21, to all of the Property and assets reflected in the Loan Parties’ most recent consolidated financial statements provided to the Agent as owned by the Loan Parties.

5.17.Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions

.  No Loan Party is an entity deemed to hold “plan assets” (within the meaning of the Plan Asset Regulations), and neither the execution, delivery or performance of the transactions contemplated under this Agreement, including the making of Credit Extensions hereunder, will give rise to a prohibited transaction within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code.

5.18.Environmental Matters

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(a)Each of the Loan Parties is, and has been, in compliance with all Environmental Laws applicable to it or to the Collateral except where such noncompliance would not have a Material Adverse Effect.  Each Loan Party holds all environmental permits and licenses that are necessary for the conduct of the business and operations of such Loan Party as now conducted and as proposed to be conducted, and has timely and properly applied for renewal of all environmental permits or licenses that have expired or are about to expire, except where the failure to hold, or to timely and properly reapply for, such environmental permits or licenses would not have a Material Adverse Effect. Schedule 5.18 lists (i) all notices from federal, state or local environmental agencies to any Loan Party citing environmental violations or other conditions that could be the subject of investigation, remediation or other action under Environmental Law affecting the business and operations of any Loan Party or the Collateral that have not been finally resolved and disposed of, and no such violation or condition, whether or not notice regarding such violation or condition is listed on Schedule 5.18, if ultimately resolved against such party, would have a Material Adverse Effect and (ii) all material reports filed by each of the Loan Parties during the past twelve months with respect to its business and operations or the Collateral with any federal, state or local environmental agency having jurisdiction over any of the Loan Parties or the Collateral, true and complete copies of which reports have been made available to the Lenders.  Notwithstanding any such notice, except for matters the consequences of which will not have a Material Adverse Effect, the business and operations of each Loan Party and the Collateral are currently being operated in all respects within the limits set forth in such environmental permits or licenses and any current noncompliance with such permits or licenses will not result in any liability or penalty to any of the Loan Parties or in the revocation, loss or termination of any such environmental permits or licenses.

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(b)All facilities located on the real property owned or leased by the Loan Parties, including without limitation the Collateral, which are subject to regulation by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder, (“RCRA”) are and have been operated in compliance with RCRA, except where such noncompliance would not have a Material Adverse Effect and none of the Loan Parties has received, or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, been threatened with, a notice of violation of RCRA regarding such facilities.

(c)No Materials of Environmental Concern are or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, have been located or present at any of the real property owned or leased by the Loan Parties, including without limitation the Collateral, or any previously owned properties, in violation of any Environmental Law, which violation will have a Material Adverse Effect, or in such circumstances as to give rise to liability, which liability will have a Material Adverse Effect, and with respect to such real property there has not occurred, to the knowledge of any Loan Party (i) any release or threatened release of any Materials of Environmental Concern, (ii) any discharge or threatened discharge of any Materials of Environmental Concern into the environment which violates any Environmental Law or (iii) any assertion of any lien pursuant to Environmental Laws resulting from any use, spill, discharge or clean-up of any Materials of Environmental Concern, which occurrence referred to in clause (i), (ii) or (iii) above will have a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)Except as set forth on Schedule 5.18(d), none of the Loan Parties has received notice that it has been identified as a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder, or any comparable state, local or foreign law nor has any Loan Party received any notification that any Materials of Environmental Concern that it has used, generated, stored, treated, handled, transported or disposed of or arranged for transport for disposal or treatment of, or arranged for disposal or treatment of, has been found at any site at which any Governmental Authority or private party is conducting or plans to conduct a remedial investigation or other action pursuant to any Environmental Law.

(e)None of the matters disclosed in Schedule 5.18 or Schedule 5.18(d), either individually or in the aggregate, involves a violation of or a liability under any Environmental Law, the consequences of which will have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.19.Investment and Holding Company Status

.  No Loan Party is (a) an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company”, within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended or (b) a “holding company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended.

5.20.Bank Accounts

.  As of the Effective Date, Exhibit B to the Security Agreement contains a complete and accurate list of all bank accounts maintained by each Loan Party with any bank or other financial institution.

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5.21.Indebtedness

.  As of the Effective Date and after giving effect to the Credit Extensions to be made on the Effective Date (if any), the Loan Parties have no Indebtedness, except for (a) the Obligations, and (b) any Indebtedness described on Schedule 5.21.

5.22.Affiliate Transactions

.  Except as set forth on Schedule 5.22, as of the Effective Date, there are no existing or proposed agreements, arrangements, understandings, or transactions between any Loan Party and any of the officers, members, managers, directors, stockholders, parents, other interest holders, employees, or Affiliates (other than Subsidiaries) of any Loan Party or any members of their respective immediate families (other than employment agreements and arrangements and transactions entered into in the ordinary course of business on terms that are arms-length), and none of the foregoing Persons are directly or indirectly indebted to or have any direct or indirect ownership, partnership, or voting interest in any Affiliate of any Loan Party or any Person with which any Loan Party has a business relationship or which competes with any Loan Party.  

5.23.Real Property; Leases

.  As of the Effective Date, Schedule 5.23 sets forth a correct and complete list of all real Property owned by each Loan Party (indicating, in each case, whether such owned real Property is subject to an Existing Mortgage as of the Effective Date), all leases and subleases of real Property by each Loan Party as lessee or sublessee, and all leases and subleases of real Property by each Loan Party as lessor or sublessor.  Each of such leases and subleases is valid and enforceable in accordance with its terms and is in full force and effect, and no default by any party to any such lease or sublease exists.  Each Loan Party has good and indefeasible title in fee simple to the real Property identified on Schedule 5.23 as owned by such Loan Party, or valid leasehold interests in all real Property designated therein as “leased” by such Loan Party.

5.24.Intellectual Property Rights

.  As of the Effective Date: (a) Schedule 5.24 sets forth a correct and complete list of all registrations and applications for Intellectual Property Rights of each Loan Party; (b) no Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Loan Parties are subject to any licensing agreement or similar arrangement except as set forth in Schedule 5.24; (c) the material proprietary Intellectual Property Rights of the Loan Parties are owned exclusively by the Loan Parties and constitute all of the property of such type necessary to the current and anticipated future conduct of the Loan Parties’ business; (d) no Intellectual Property Rights now used or now contemplated to be used by any Loan Party infringes in any material respect upon any rights held by any other Person; (e) no claim or litigation regarding Intellectual Property Rights is pending or threatened which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (f) the Loan Parties take all reasonable actions to protect and maintain the integrity, continuous operation and security of the systems, networks, software and information technology assets used in their business (and all data, including personal data, stored thereon or processed thereby), and there have been no material breaches, outages, violations or unauthorized use of or access to any of the foregoing; and (g) the Loan Parties have created, executed and/or posted all Privacy Policies that are required by Applicable Laws.

5.25.Insurance

.  Schedule 5.25 lists all insurance policies of any nature maintained, as of the Effective Date, by each Loan Party, as well as a summary of the terms of each such policy.

5.26.Solvency

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(a)Immediately after the consummation of the transactions to occur on the date hereof and immediately following the making of each Credit Extension, if any, made on the date hereof and after giving effect to the application of the proceeds of such Credit Extensions, (a) the fair value of the assets of each Loan Party, at a fair valuation, will exceed the debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, of each Loan Party; (b) the present fair saleable value of the Property of each Loan Party will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of each Loan Party on its debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (c) each Loan Party will be able to pay its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (d) each Loan Party will not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the businesses in which it is engaged as such businesses are now conducted and are proposed to be conducted after the date hereof.

(b)The Borrower does not intend to, nor will the Borrower permit any of its Subsidiaries to, and the Borrower does not believe that it or any of its Subsidiaries will, incur debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature, taking into account the timing of and amounts of cash to be received by it or any such Subsidiary and the timing of the amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of its Indebtedness or the Indebtedness of any such Subsidiary.

5.27.Subordinated Indebtedness

.  The Secured Obligations constitute senior indebtedness which is entitled to the benefits of the subordination provisions of all outstanding Subordinated Indebtedness.

5.28.Post‑Retirement Benefits

.  The present value of the expected cost of post‑retirement medical and insurance benefits payable by the Loan Parties to their employees and former employees, as estimated by such Loan Parties in accordance with procedures and assumptions deemed reasonable by the Required Lenders, does not exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate.

5.29.Common Enterprise

.  The successful operation and condition of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the continued successful performance of the functions of the group of the Loan Parties as a whole and the successful operation of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the successful performance and operation of each other Loan Party.  Each Loan Party expects to derive benefit (and its board of directors or other governing body has determined that it may reasonably be expected to derive benefit), directly and indirectly, from (i) successful operations of each of the other Loan Parties and (ii) the credit extended by the Lenders to the Borrower hereunder, both in their separate capacities and as members of the group of companies.  Each Loan Party has determined that execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to be executed by such Loan Party is within its purpose, will be of direct and indirect benefit to such Loan Party, and is in its best interest.

5.30.Reportable Transaction

.  The Borrower does not intend to treat the Advances and related transactions as being a “reportable transaction” (within the meaning of Treasury

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Regulation Section 1.6011-4).  In the event the Borrower determines to take any action inconsistent with such intention, it will promptly notify the Agent thereof.

5.31.Labor Disputes

.  Except as set forth on Schedule 5.31, as of the Effective Date (a) there is no collective bargaining agreement or other labor contract covering employees of the Borrower or PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries, (b) no such collective bargaining agreement or other labor contract is scheduled to expire during the term of this Agreement, (c) no union or other labor organization is seeking to organize, or to be recognized as, a collective bargaining unit of employees of the Borrower or PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries or for any similar purpose, and (d) there is no pending or (to the best of the Borrower’s knowledge) threatened, strike, work stoppage, material unfair labor practice claim, or other material labor dispute against or affecting the Borrower or PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries or their employees.

5.32.Fixed Price Supply Contracts

.  None of the Loan Parties is a party to any contract for the purchase or supply by such parties of any product except where (a) the purchase price is set with reference to a spot index or indices substantially contemporaneously with the delivery of such product or (b) delivery of such product is to be made no more than 18 months after the purchase price is agreed to.  All such contracts for the delivery of product to any Loan Party referred to in the foregoing clause (b) which are in effect on the Effective Date are set forth in Schedule 5.32.

5.33.Trading and Inventory Policies

.  Each Loan Party maintains a hedging policy to the effect that it will not trade any commodities. Each Loan Party maintains a supply inventory position policy to the effect that it will not hold on hand, as of any date, more Commodities Inventory than will be sold in the normal course of business during the following 90 days.  Each Loan Party is in compliance with such policies.

5.34.Use of Proceeds

.  The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Loans solely as set forth in Section 6.2.

5.35.EEA Financial Institutions

.  No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.

5.36.Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions

.  The Loan Parties have implemented and maintain in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Loan Parties, their respective Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and the Loan Parties, their respective Subsidiaries and their respective officers and directors and to the knowledge of any Loan Party its employees and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws in all materials respects and applicable Sanctions.  None of (a) any Loan Party, any Subsidiary any of their respective directors or officers or, to the knowledge of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, employees, or (b) to the knowledge of such Loan Party, any agent of a Loan Party or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person.  No Advance or Letter of Credit, use of proceeds or other transaction contemplated by this Agreement will violate any Anti-Corruption Law or applicable Sanctions.

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ARTICLE VI

COVENANTS

Each Loan Party executing this Agreement jointly and severally agrees as to all Loan Parties that from and after the date hereof and until the Facility Termination Date:

6.1.Financial and Collateral Reporting

.  Each Loan Party will maintain, for itself and each Subsidiary, a system of accounting established and administered in accordance with GAAP, and will furnish to the Lenders:

(a)within ninety days after the close of each Fiscal Year of the Parent and its Subsidiaries, an unqualified audit report certified by independent certified public accountants reasonably acceptable to the Required Lenders, prepared in accordance with GAAP on a consolidated and consolidating basis (consolidating statements need not be certified by such accountants), including balance sheets as of the end of such Fiscal Year, related profit and loss and reconciliations of statements of retained earnings, and a statement of cash flows, accompanied by (i) any management letter prepared by said accountants and (ii) a certificate of said accountants that, in the course of their examination necessary for their certification of the foregoing, they have obtained no knowledge of any Default or Unmatured Default, or if, in the opinion of such accountants, any Default or Unmatured Default shall exist, stating the nature and status thereof;

(b)within forty-five days after the close of the first three quarterly periods of each Fiscal Year of the Parent and its Subsidiaries, consolidated and consolidating unaudited balance sheets as at the close of each such Fiscal Quarter and consolidated and consolidating profit and loss and reconciliations of statements of retained earnings and a statement of cash flows for the period from the beginning of the applicable Fiscal Year to the end of such Fiscal Quarter, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the applicable period, all certified by its chief financial officer and prepared in accordance with GAAP (except for exclusion of footnotes and subject to normal year-end audit adjustments);

(c)within thirty days after the close of each Fiscal Month, consolidated and consolidating unaudited balance sheets of the Parent and its Subsidiaries at the close of each such Fiscal Month and consolidated and consolidating profit and loss and reconciliations of statements of retained earnings and a statement of cash flows for the period from the beginning of the applicable Fiscal Year to the end of such Fiscal Month, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the prior 12-month period, all prepared in accordance with GAAP (except for exclusion of footnotes and subject to normal year-end audit adjustments) and certified by its chief financial officer or vice president - controller;

(d)as soon as available, but not less than 10 days prior to the end of such Fiscal Year, a copy of the plan and forecast (including a projected consolidated and consolidating balance sheet, income statement and funds flow statement) of the Parent for

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each month of such Fiscal Year (the “Projections”) in form reasonably satisfactory to the Agent;

(e)together with each of the financial statements required under Sections 6.1(a), (b) and (c), a compliance certificate in substantially the form of Exhibit E (a “Compliance Certificate”) signed by the chief financial officer, vice president - controller or treasurer of the Borrower Representative showing the calculations necessary to determine compliance with this Agreement (including calculation of (i) Availability for purposes of Sections 6.16 and 6.25 and (ii) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for purposes of Section 6.28 to the extent then applicable) and the Applicable Margin and stating that no Default or Unmatured Default exists, or if any Default or Unmatured Default exists, stating the nature and status thereof;

(f)as soon as available but in any event within 20 days of the end of each Fiscal Month (or, during the Seasonal Availability Period or to the extent Availability is less than 15.0% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment, within 3 days of the end of each week), and at such other times as may be requested by the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion), as of the period then ended, a Borrowing Base Certificate;

(g)as soon as available but in any event within 20 days of the end of each Fiscal Month (or, during the Seasonal Availability Period or to the extent Availability is less than 15.0% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment, within 3 days of the end of each week) and at such other times as may be requested by the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion), as of the period then ended:

(i)(1) a summary aging of the Accounts of the Borrower and PHI and each of their respective Subsidiaries, including an aged accounts receivable total for each Account Debtor, supported by a total page from the system summary aging for each branch, and (2) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date prepared in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Agent, together with such transaction analysis or roll-forward information as the Agent requests, in its Permitted Discretion;    

(ii)a schedule detailing the Inventory of the Borrower and PHI and their respective Subsidiaries, in form reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, (1) by location (showing Inventory in transit, any Inventory located with a third party under any consignment, bailee arrangement, or warehouse agreement), by product type, and by volume on hand, which Inventory shall be valued at the lower of cost (determined on a weighted average basis) or market and adjusted for Reserves as the Agent has previously indicated to the Borrower are deemed by the Agent to be appropriate, (2) including a report of any variances or other results of Inventory counts performed by the Borrower since the last Inventory schedule (including information regarding sales or other reductions, additions, returns, credits issued by the Borrower or PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries and complaints and claims made against them), and (3) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date;

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(iii)a worksheet of calculations prepared by the Borrower to determine Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory and Eligible Other Inventory, such worksheets detailing the Accounts and Inventory excluded from Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Heating Oil and Other Fuel Inventory and Eligible Other Inventory and the reason for such exclusion;

(iv)a reconciliation of the Accounts and Inventory of the Borrower, PHI and their respective Subsidiaries between the amounts shown in their general ledgers and financial statements and the reports delivered pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above; and

(v)a reconciliation of the loan balance per the Borrower’s general ledger to the loan balance set forth in statements given to the Borrower under this Agreement;

(h)as soon as available but in any event within 20 days of the end of each Fiscal Month (or, during the Seasonal Availability Period or to the extent Availability is less than 15.0% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment, within 3 days of the end of each week) and at such other times as may be requested by the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion), as of the month then ended, a schedule and aging of the Borrower’s and PHI’s accounts payable;

(i)promptly upon the Agent’s request (in its Permitted Discretion):

(i)copies of invoices in connection with the invoices issued by the Borrower or PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries in connection with any Accounts, credit memos, shipping and delivery documents, and other information related thereto;

(ii)copies of purchase orders, invoices, and shipping and delivery documents in connection with any Inventory, Machinery or Equipment purchased by any Loan Party; and

(iii)a schedule detailing the balance of all intercompany accounts of the Loan Parties;

(j)as soon as possible and in any event within 20 days of filing thereof, copies of all tax returns filed by any Loan Party with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service;

(k)as soon as possible and in any event within 300 days after the close of the Fiscal Year of each Single Employer Plan, a certified financial statement of such Single Employer Plan;

(l)as soon as possible and in any event within 10 days after the Borrower (i) knows that any Reportable Event has occurred with respect to any Plan, a statement, signed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower, describing said Reportable Event and the action which the Borrower proposes to take with respect thereto; (ii) receives a determination that any Plan is, or is expected to be in “at risk” status (within the meaning

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of Section 430 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA), a statement describing such status determination and the action which the Borrower proposes to take with respect thereto; or (iii) receives any determination that a Multiemployer Plan is expected in endangered or critical status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 or Title IV of ERISA), a copy of such determination;

(m)as soon as possible and in any event within 10 days (i) of filing therewith with the PBGC, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service or any other governmental entity, a copy of each annual report or other filing with respect to any Single Employer Plan;

(n)as soon as possible and in any event with 10 days following receipt thereof, copies of any documents described in Sections 101(k) or 101(l) of ERISA that the Borrower or any member of its Controlled Group may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan to which it is a party; provided, that if the Borrower or any member of its Controlled Group has not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plan, then, upon reasonable request of the Agent, the Borrower and/or the Controlled Group members shall promptly make a request for such documents and notices from such administrator or sponsor and the Borrower shall provide copies of such documents and notices to  the Agent (on behalf of each requesting Lender) promptly after receipt thereof, and further provided, that the rights granted to the Agent in this section shall not be exercised more than once during a 12-month period;

(o)as soon as possible and in any event within 10 days after receipt by any Loan Party and to the extent pertaining to a matter that could have a material impact on any Loan Party, a copy of (i) any notice or claim to the effect that any Loan Party is or may be liable to any Person as a result of the release by any Loan Party, or any other Person of any Materials of Environmental Concern into the environment, and (ii) any notice alleging any violation of any Environmental Laws by any Loan Party;

(p)concurrently with the delivery of annual audited financial statements pursuant to Section 6.1(a), an updated Customer List for the Borrower and PHI and their respective Subsidiaries, certified as true and correct by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower (it being understood that the Agent and the Lenders shall treat such Customer Lists as confidential information subject to Section 9.11);

(q)concurrently with the furnishing thereof to the unitholders of the Parent, copies of all financial statements, reports and proxy statements so furnished;

(r)promptly upon the filing thereof, copies of all registration statements and annual, quarterly, monthly or other regular reports which any Loan Party files with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and

(s)such other information (including, without limitation, non‑financial information as more fully described on Schedule 6.1(s)) as the Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request.

6.2.Use of Proceeds

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(a)The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Credit Extensions (other than the Term Loans) solely to finance the working capital needs of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business; provided that Facility LCs may also be used to support (i) obligations under workers’ compensation laws, (ii) obligations to suppliers of petroleum derivative products or energy commodity derivative providers in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices and (iii) other ordinary course obligations of the Loan Parties. The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Term Loans, together with cash on hand and drawings of Revolving Loans on the Effective Date to, among other things, repay the aggregate principal amount of all Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement on the Effective Date (it being understood that a portion of the Term Loans will be deemed to have been applied to a “cashless” prepayment of the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans outstanding on the Effective Date with the proceeds of a borrowing of new Term Loans hereunder in an equal amount, in each case, deemed to occur as of the Effective Date).

(b)No Loan Party will use any of the proceeds of the Credit Extensions to (i) purchase or carry any Margin Stock in violation of Regulation U, (ii) repay or refinance any Indebtedness of any Person incurred to buy or carry any Margin Stock, or (iii) acquire any security in any transaction that is subject to Section 13 or Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and the regulations promulgated thereunder).

(c)No Loan Party shall Request any Credit Extension, and no Loan Party shall use, or shall ensure that their respective Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall use, the proceeds of any Credit Extension (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) to fund, finance or facilitate any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, or (C) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.

6.3.Notices

.  Each Loan Party will give prompt notice in writing to the Agent and the Lenders of:

(a)the occurrence of any Default or Unmatured Default;

(b)any other development, financial or otherwise, which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)the assertion by the holder of any Capital Stock of any Loan Party or the holder of any Indebtedness of any Loan Party in excess of $1,000,000 that any default exists with respect thereto or that any Loan Party is not in compliance therewith;

(d)receipt of any written notice that any Loan Party is subject to any investigation by any Governmental Authority with respect to any potential or alleged violation of any applicable Environmental Law or of imposition of any Lien against any Property of any Loan Party for any liability with respect to damages arising from, or costs

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resulting from, any violation of any Environmental Laws, in each case, that could reasonably be expected to result in a material impact on any Loan Party;

(e)receipt of any notice of litigation commenced or threatened against any Loan Party that (i) seeks damages in excess of (A) $500,000 above insurance coverage limits or (B) $5,000,000 regardless of insurance coverage limits, (ii) seeks injunctive relief, (iii) is asserted or instituted against any Plan, its fiduciaries or its assets, (iv) alleges criminal misconduct by any Loan Party, (v) alleges the violation of any law regarding, or seeks remedies in connection with, any Environmental Laws; or (vi) involves any product recall;

(f)any Lien (other than Permitted Liens) or claim made or asserted against any of the Collateral;

(g)its decision to change, (i) such Loan Party’s name or type of entity, (ii) such Loan Party’s articles or certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, certificate of partnership, articles or certificate of organization, by‑laws, or operating or other management agreement, and (iii) the location where any Collateral is held or maintained; provided that, in no event shall the Agent receive notice of such change less than thirty days prior thereto;

(h)commencement of any proceedings contesting any tax, fee, assessment, or other governmental charge in excess of $250,000;

(i)the opening of any new deposit account by any Loan Party with any bank or other financial institution;

(j)any loss, damage, or destruction to the Collateral in the amount of $500,000 or more, whether or not covered by insurance;

(k)any and all default notices received under or with respect to any leased location or public warehouse where Collateral is located (which shall be delivered within two Business Days after receipt thereof);

(l)all material amendments to real estate leases, together with a copy of each such amendment;

(m)immediately after becoming aware of any pending or threatened strike, work stoppage, unfair labor practice claim, or other labor dispute affecting the Borrower, PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries in a manner which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(n)concurrently with the delivery of each Borrowing Base Certificate, a listing of each Rate Management Transaction or amendment to a Rate Management Transaction that such Loan Party has entered into since the date on which a Borrowing Base Certificate was last delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(f), together with copies of all agreements evidencing such Rate Management Transactions or amendments thereto;

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(o)[Intentionally omitted];

(p)any circumstances that it reasonably believes may result in an assertion that a withdrawal under Title IV of ERISA has occurred by any Loan Party or any member of its Controlled Group with respect to any Multiemployer Plan; and

(q)any other matter as the Agent may reasonably request.

6.4.Conduct of Business

.  Each Loan Party will:

(a)carry on and conduct its business in substantially the same manner and in substantially the same fields of enterprise as it is presently conducted;

(b)do all things necessary to remain duly incorporated or organized, validly existing and (to the extent such concept applies to such entity) in good standing as a domestic corporation, partnership or limited liability company in its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, as the case may be, and maintain all requisite authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted; provided that nothing in this Section 6.4 shall prohibit any transaction permitted by Section 6.18.

(c)keep adequate books and records with respect to its business activities in which proper entries, reflecting all financial transactions, are made in accordance with GAAP and on a basis consistent with the financial statements delivered to the Agent pursuant to Section 4.1(m);

(d)at all times maintain, preserve and protect all of its assets and properties used or useful in the conduct of its business, and keep the same in good repair, working order and condition in all material respects (taking into consideration ordinary wear and tear) and from time to time make, or cause to be made, all necessary or appropriate repairs, replacements and improvements thereto consistent with industry practices; and

(e)transact business only in such corporate and trade names as are set forth in Schedule 5.12 (as such schedule may be amended or supplemented from time to time with prompt notification to the Agent of such amendment or supplement).

6.5.Taxes

.  Each Loan Party will timely file complete and correct U.S. federal and applicable foreign, state and local Tax returns required by law and pay when due all Taxes upon it or its income, profits, Property or Collateral, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which adequate reserves have been set aside in accordance with GAAP.  At any time that any Loan Party is organized as a limited liability company, each such limited liability company will qualify for partnership tax treatment under U.S. federal tax law.

6.6.Payment of Indebtedness and Other Liabilities

.  Each Loan Party will pay or discharge when due all Material Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.17 owed by such Loan Party and all other liabilities and obligations due to materialmen, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen, and landlords, except that the Loan Parties may in good faith contest, by appropriate proceedings diligently pursued, any such obligations; provided that, (a) adequate

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reserves have been set aside for such liabilities in accordance with GAAP, (b) no Lien shall be imposed to secure payment of such liabilities that is superior to the Agent’s Liens securing the Secured Obligations, (c) none of the Collateral becomes subject to forfeiture or loss as a result of the contest and (d) such Loan Party shall promptly pay or discharge such contested liabilities, if any, and shall deliver to the Agent evidence reasonably acceptable to the Agent of such compliance, payment or discharge, if such contest is terminated or discontinued adversely to such Loan Party or the conditions set forth in this proviso are no longer met.

6.7.Insurance; Weather Hedging

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(a)Each Loan Party shall at all times maintain, with CaptiveCo or financially sound and reputable carriers having a Financial Strength rating of at least A- by A.M. Best Company, insurance against: (i) loss or damage by fire and loss in transit; (ii) theft, burglary, pilferage, larceny, embezzlement, and other criminal activities; (iii) general liability and (iv) and such other hazards, as is customary in the business of such Loan Party.  All such insurance shall be in amounts, cover such assets and be under policies acceptable to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion.  If any portion of any Material Real Property is at any time located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a “Special Flood Hazard Area” with respect to which flood insurance has been made available under the Flood Insurance Laws, then the Borrower shall, or shall cause the applicable Loan Party to (A) maintain, or cause to be maintained, with a financially sound and reputable insurer, flood insurance in an amount and otherwise sufficient to comply with all applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Flood Insurance Laws and (B) deliver to the Agent evidence of such compliance in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Agent.  All premiums on such insurance shall be paid when due by the applicable Loan Party, and copies of the policies delivered to the Agent.  If any Loan Party fails to obtain any insurance as required by this Section, the Agent at the direction of the Required Lenders may obtain such insurance at the Borrower’s expense.  By purchasing such insurance, the Agent shall not be deemed to have waived any Default or Unmatured Default arising from any Loan Party’s failure to maintain such insurance or pay any premiums therefor.  No Loan Party will use or permit any Property to be used in violation of applicable law or in any manner which might render inapplicable any insurance coverage.  

(b)All insurance policies required under Section 6.7(a) shall name the Agent (for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders) as an additional insured or as loss payee, as applicable, and shall provide that, or contain loss payable clauses or mortgagee clauses, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, which provide that:

(i)all proceeds thereunder with respect to any Collateral shall be payable to the Agent;

(ii)no such insurance shall be affected by any act or neglect of the insured or owner of the Property described in such policy; and

(iii)such policy and loss payable clauses may be canceled, amended, or terminated only upon at least thirty days prior written notice given to the Agent.

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(c)The Borrower must give the Agent prior written notice of any change in insurance carriers and any new insurance policy shall comply with the provisions of this Section 6.7 and otherwise be reasonably acceptable to the Agent.  Without in any way limiting the foregoing, in no event shall the Borrower change their insurance carrier without first obtaining a loss payable endorsement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent.

(d)Notwithstanding the foregoing, any insurance or condemnation proceeds received by the Loan Parties shall be immediately forwarded to the Agent and the Agent may, at its option, apply any such proceeds to the reduction of the Obligations in accordance with Section 2.16(d), provided that in the case of insurance proceeds pertaining to any Loan Party other than the Borrower, such insurance proceeds shall be applied to the Loans owing by the Borrower.  The Agent may permit or require any Loan Party to use such money, or any part thereof, to replace, repair, restore or rebuild the Collateral in a diligent and expeditious manner with materials and workmanship of substantially the same quality as existed before the loss, damage or destruction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the casualty giving rise to such insurance proceeds could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and such insurance proceeds do not exceed $500,000 in the aggregate, upon the applicable Loan Party’s request, the Agent shall permit such Loan Party to replace, restore, repair or rebuild the property; provided that, if such Loan Party has not completed or entered into binding agreements to complete such replacement, restoration, repair or rebuilding within ninety days of such casualty, the Agent may apply such insurance proceeds to the Obligations in accordance with Section 2.16.  All insurance proceeds that are to be made available to the Borrower to replace, repair, restore or rebuild the Collateral shall be applied by the Agent to reduce the outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Loans (which application shall not result in a permanent reduction of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment) and upon such application, the Agent shall establish a Reserve against the Borrowing Base in an amount equal to the amount of such proceeds so applied.  All insurance proceeds made available to any Loan Party that is not the Borrower to replace, repair, restore or rebuild Collateral shall be deposited in a cash collateral account.  In either case, thereafter, such funds shall be made available to the applicable Loan Party to provide funds to replace, repair, restore or rebuild the Collateral as follows:

(i)the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the applicable Borrower, shall request a Revolving Loan or the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the applicable Loan Party, shall request a release from the cash collateral account be made in the amount needed;

(ii)so long as the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 have been met, the Lenders shall make such Revolving Loan or the Agent shall release funds from the cash collateral account; and

(iii)in the case of insurance proceeds applied against the Revolving Loan, the Reserve established with respect to such insurance proceeds shall be reduced by the amount of such Revolving Loan.

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(e)Each Loan Party shall maintain a program to hedge against business risks associated with weather as deemed appropriate by its board of directors.

6.8.Compliance with Laws

.  Each Loan Party will comply with all laws, rules, regulations, orders, writs, judgments, injunctions, decrees or awards to which it may be subject including, without limitation, all Environmental Laws.  Except with regard to compliance with applicable Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Laws, this covenant shall be deemed not breached by a noncompliance with the foregoing if, upon learning of such noncompliance, the affected Loan Parties promptly undertake reasonable efforts to eliminate such noncompliance, and such noncompliance and the elimination thereof, in the aggregate with any other noncompliance with any of the foregoing and the elimination thereof, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Each Loan Party will maintain and enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by Loan Parties, their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.

6.9.Maintenance of Properties and Intellectual Property Rights

.  Each Loan Party will do all things necessary to (i) maintain, preserve, protect and keep its Property in good repair, working order and condition, and make all necessary and proper repairs, renewals and replacements so that its business carried on in connection therewith may be properly conducted at all times and (ii) obtain and maintain in effect at all times all material franchises, governmental authorizations, Intellectual Property Rights, licenses and permits, which are necessary for it to own its Property or conduct its business as conducted on the Effective Date.

6.10.Inspection

.  Each Loan Party will permit the Agent and, at the expense of such Lender, any Lender, by their respective employees, representatives and agents, from time to time upon two Business Days’ prior notice as frequently as the Agent reasonably determines (in its Permitted Discretion) to be appropriate, to (a) inspect any of the Property, the Collateral, and the books and financial records of such Loan Party, (b) examine, audit and make extracts or copies of the books of accounts and other financial records of such Loan Party, (c) have access to its properties, facilities, the Collateral and its advisors, officers, directors and employees to discuss the affairs, finances and accounts of such Loan Party and (d) review, evaluate and make test verifications and counts of the Accounts, Inventory and other Collateral of such Loan Party (it being understood that it is anticipated that the examinations referred to in clauses (a) through (d) of this Section 6.10 will be conducted once per year, with up to two such examinations per year to be permitted at the Agent’s sole discretion).  If a Default or an Unmatured Default has occurred and is continuing or if Availability is less than 15.0% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment, each Loan Party shall provide such access to the Agent and to each Lender at all times and without advance notice.  Furthermore, so long as any Default has occurred and is continuing, each Loan Party shall provide the Agent and each Lender with access to its suppliers.  Each Loan Party shall promptly make available to the Agent and its counsel originals or copies of all books and records that the Agent may reasonably request.  The Loan Parties acknowledge that from time to time the Agent may prepare and may distribute to the Lenders certain audit reports pertaining to the Loan Parties’ assets for internal use by the Agent and the Lenders from information furnished to it by or on behalf of the Loan Parties, after the Agent has exercised its rights of inspection pursuant to this Agreement.

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6.11.Appraisals

.  Whenever a Default or Unmatured Default exists or Availability is less than 15.0% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment, and at such other times as the Agent requests, the Loan Parties shall, at their sole expense, provide the Agent with appraisals or updates thereof of their Inventory, Equipment, Customer Lists and real Property from an appraiser selected and engaged by the Agent, and prepared on a basis, satisfactory to the Agent, such appraisals and updates to include, without limitation, information required by applicable law and regulations and by the internal policies of the Lenders (it being understood and agreed that appraisals with respect to Customer Lists shall be required on an annual basis).

6.12.Communications with Accountants

.  Each Loan Party executing this Agreement authorizes (a) the Agent and (b) so long as a Default has occurred and is continuing, each Lender, to communicate directly with its independent certified public accountants and authorizes and shall instruct those accountants and advisors to communicate to the Agent and each Lender information relating to any Loan Party with respect to the business, results of operations and financial condition of any Loan Party.

6.13.Post-Closing Obligations with respect to Real Property; Mortgage Amendments, Collateral Access Agreements, etc.

  

(a) The Loan Parties shall deliver to the Agent by no later than the date that is 60 days after the Effective Date (or by such other date to which the Agent may agree in its sole discretion), with respect to each parcel of owned real Property set forth on Schedule 5.23, each of the following (to the extent customary or reasonably requested), in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent either:

(i) written or e-mail confirmation from local counsel in the jurisdiction in which the real property subject to a Mortgage is located substantially to the effect that: (x) the recording of the Existing Mortgage is the only filing or recording necessary to give constructive notice to third parties of the lien created by such Existing Mortgage as security for the Secured Obligations, including the Secured Obligations evidenced by this Agreement and the other documents executed in connection herewith, for the benefit of the Lenders, and (y) no other documents, instruments, filings, recordings, re-recordings, re-filings or other actions, including without limitation, the payment of any mortgage recording taxes or similar taxes are necessary or appropriate under the applicable law in order to maintain the continued enforceability, validity or priority of the lien created by such Existing Mortgage as security for the Secured Obligations, including the Secured Obligations evidenced by this Agreement and the other documents executed in connection herewith, for the benefit of the Lenders; or

(ii) (A) an amendment to the Existing Mortgage in any form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Agent;

(B) a “date-down” endorsement to the existing title insurance policy for such parcel of real Property issued by the title company that issued such existing title insurance policy, which endorsement shall update the effective date of such existing title insurance policy and amend the description of the insured Existing Mortgage to include the amendment to such Existing Mortgage;

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(C) evidence that the Borrower has paid all premiums in respect of the endorsement to the existing title policy for such parcel of real Property, as well as all charges for mortgage recording taxes and mortgage filing fees payable in connection with the recording of the amendment to the Existing Mortgage or new Mortgage, as the case may be, covering such parcel of real Property, and all related expenses, if any; and

(D) such other information, opinions, documentation, and certifications as may be reasonably required by the Agent.

(b) If requested by the Agent, each Loan Party shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain a Collateral Access Agreement from the lessor of each leased property, mortgagee of owned property or bailee or consignee with respect to any warehouse, processor or converter facility or other location where Collateral is stored or located, which agreement or letter shall provide access rights, contain a waiver or subordination of all Liens or claims that the landlord, mortgagee or bailee or consignee may assert against the Collateral at that location, and shall otherwise be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Agent.  With respect to such locations or warehouse space leased or owned as of the Effective Date and thereafter, if the Agent has not received a Collateral Access Agreement as of the Effective Date (or, if later, as of the date such location is acquired or leased), the Eligible Inventory at that location shall be subject to such Reserves as may be established by the Agent (in its Permitted Discretion).  After the Effective Date, no real property or warehouse space shall be leased by any Loan Party and no Inventory shall be shipped to a processor or converter under arrangements established after the Effective Date, unless and until, if requested by the Agent, a Collateral Access Agreement reasonably satisfactory to the Agent shall first have been obtained with respect to such location (it being understood that the Borrower shall provide the Agent with written notice prior to taking any such actions) and if it has not been obtained, the Eligible Inventory at that location shall be subject to the establishment of Reserves reasonably acceptable to the Agent.  Each Loan Party shall timely and fully pay and perform its obligations under all leases and other agreements with respect to each leased location or third party warehouse where any Collateral is or may be located.

6.14.Deposit Account Control Agreements

.  No later than the date that is 60 days after the Effective Date (or by such other date to which the Agent may agree in its sole discretion), the Loan Parties will provide to the Agent a Deposit Account Control Agreement duly executed on behalf of each financial institution holding a deposit account of a Loan Party as set forth in the Security Agreement.

6.15.Additional Collateral; Further Assurances

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(a)Subject to applicable law, each Loan Party shall, unless the Required Lenders otherwise consent, (i) cause each Subsidiary of the Parent (excluding any Foreign Subsidiary and CaptiveCo) to become or remain a Loan Party and a Guarantor and (ii) cause each Subsidiary of the Parent (excluding any Foreign Subsidiary and CaptiveCo) formed or acquired after the Effective Date in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to (1) become a party to this Agreement by executing the Joinder

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Agreement set forth as Exhibit F hereto (the “Joinder Agreement”), and (2) guarantee payment and performance of the Guaranteed Obligations pursuant to the Guaranty.

(b)Upon the request of the Agent, each Loan Party shall (i) grant Liens to the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, pursuant to such documents as the Agent may reasonably deem necessary and deliver such property, documents, and instruments as the Agent may request to perfect the Liens of the Agent in any Property of such Loan Party which constitutes Collateral (including any real Property owned by any Loan Party that is currently subject to a Mortgage in favor of the Agent on the Effective Date but excluding a Mortgage on all other parcels of real Property located in the U.S. owned by any Loan Party) and (ii) in connection with the foregoing requirements, or either of them, deliver to the Agent all items of the type required by Section 4.1 (as applicable).  Upon execution and delivery of such Loan Documents and other instruments, certificates, and agreements, each such Person shall automatically become a Guarantor hereunder and thereupon shall have all of the rights, benefits, duties, and obligations in such capacity under the Loan Documents.

(c)Without limiting the foregoing, each Loan Party shall, and shall cause each of the Parent’s Subsidiaries which is required to become a Loan Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement to, execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, to the Agent such documents and agreements, and shall take or cause to be taken such actions as the Agent may, from time to time, reasonably request to carry out the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(d)Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, and except for such real Property currently subject to a Mortgage in favor of the Agent on the Effective Date, no Loan Party shall create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien, mortgage, deed of trust or similar instrument other than Permitted Liens upon any of its real Property, including any Material Real Property acquired after the Closing Date.

6.16.Dividends

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(a)No Loan Party will declare or pay any dividends or make any distributions on its Capital Stock (other than dividends or distributions payable in its own common stock) or redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire or retire any of its Capital Stock at any time outstanding, except that (x) any Subsidiary may declare and pay dividends or make distributions to the Borrower or PHI or to a Wholly‑Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI, (y) so long as no Default or Unmatured Default then exists or would result therefrom, if the Parent qualifies as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes, it may pay dividends or make distributions to its shareholders in an aggregate amount not greater than the amount necessary for such shareholders to pay their actual state and U.S. federal income tax liabilities in respect of income allocated to such shareholders by the Parent and (z) so long as no Default or Unmatured Default then exists or would result therefrom, the Borrower, PHI, Star Acquisitions, Inc. and their respective Subsidiaries may pay dividends or make distributions to the Parent in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 per Fiscal Year solely to enable the Parent to pay, as the same becomes due and payable, its overhead expenses and any legal, accounting and other

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professional fees and expenses it may incur.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Loan Party may make any dividends or distributions to its respective parent company (and the Parent may make any dividends or distributions to its equity owners) or redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire or retire any of its Capital Stock so long as (x) after giving pro forma effect thereto, Availability (with any Suppressed Availability being included in each calculation of Availability pursuant to this clause (x)) was not less than 15% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment for any period of three consecutive days during the six-month period ending on the date on which such dividends, distributions, redemptions, repurchases or other acquisitions or retirements of its Capital Stock were made and is not projected to be less than 15% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment during the six-month period immediately after the date on which such dividends, distributions, redemptions, repurchases or other acquisitions or retirements of its Capital Stock are made (with such projected Availability to be determined by reference to the average projected Availability on the last day of each of the relevant six months) and (y) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is not less than 1.15 to 1.00 after giving pro forma effect to such distributions as if such distributions were paid on the first day of the relevant period; provided, however, that (1) no Default or Unmatured Default then exists or would result therefrom and (2) the Borrower Representative has delivered a certificate of an Authorized Officer attesting to the matters set forth in clauses (x) and (y) above and showing in reasonable detail all calculations with respect thereto.  

(b)No Loan Party shall directly or indirectly enter into or become bound by any agreement, instrument, indenture or other obligation (other than this Agreement and the other Loan Documents) that could directly or indirectly restrict, prohibit or require the consent of any Person with respect to the payment of dividends or distributions or the making or repayment of intercompany loans by a Subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI to the Borrower or PHI, as applicable.

6.17.Indebtedness

.  No Loan Party will create, incur or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(a)the Obligations;

(b)Indebtedness existing on the date hereof and described in Schedule 5.21;

(c)purchase money Indebtedness incurred in connection with the purchase of any Equipment; provided that, the amount of such purchase money Indebtedness shall be limited to an amount not in excess of the purchase price of such Equipment and the aggregate of all such purchase money Indebtedness incurred in any Fiscal Year shall not exceed $10,000,000 at any time outstanding;

(d)Indebtedness which represents an extension, refinancing, or renewal of any of the Indebtedness described in clauses (b), (c), (g), (h) and (m) hereof; provided that, (i) other than with respect to any extension, refinancing or renewal of the Indebtedness described in clause (m), the principal amount or interest rate of such Indebtedness is not increased (except to the extent of the capitalization of transaction fees and expenses), (ii) any Liens securing such Indebtedness are not extended to any

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additional Property of any Loan Party, (iii) no Loan Party or other Subsidiary that is not originally obligated with respect to repayment of such Indebtedness is required to become obligated with respect thereto, (iv) such extension, refinancing or renewal does not result in a shortening of the average weighted maturity of the Indebtedness so extended, refinanced, or renewed (and, with respect to the Indebtedness described in clause (m), such extension, refinancing or renewal has a maturity no earlier than six months after the Facility Termination Date), (v) the terms of any such extension, refinancing, or renewal are not more onerous to the obligor thereunder than the original terms of such Indebtedness and (iv) if the Indebtedness that is refinanced, renewed, or extended was subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, then the terms and conditions of the refinancing, renewal, or extension Indebtedness must include subordination terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to the Agent and the Lenders as those that were applicable to the refinanced, renewed, or extended Indebtedness;

(e)Indebtedness owing by any Loan Party, other than the Parent, to any other Loan Party with respect to intercompany loans, provided further, that:

(i)the applicable Loan Parties shall have executed and delivered to the other Loan Party, on the Effective Date, a demand note (collectively, the “Intercompany Notes”) to evidence any such intercompany Indebtedness owing at any time by any Loan Party to another Loan Party, which Intercompany Notes shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent and shall be pledged and delivered to the Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement as additional collateral security for the Secured Obligations;

(ii)the Loan Parties shall record all intercompany transactions on their books and records in accordance with GAAP consistently applied;

(iii)the obligations of the Loan Parties under any such Intercompany Notes shall be subordinated to the Obligations of the Loan Parties hereunder in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Agent;

(iv)at the time any such intercompany loan or advance is made by a Loan Party and after giving effect thereto, such Loan Party shall be Solvent; and

(v)no Default or Unmatured Default would occur and be continuing after giving effect to any such proposed intercompany loan;

(f)(i) Contingent Obligations (A) by endorsement of instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business, (B) consisting of the Reimbursements Obligations and (C) consisting of the Guaranty and guarantees of Indebtedness incurred for the benefit of any other Loan Party (other than the Parent) if the primary obligation is not prohibited elsewhere in this Agreement and (ii) Indebtedness consisting of the excess of the benefit obligations of each Single Employer Plan over the fair market value of the assets of each such Plan, so long as the amount of such Indebtedness for all such Single Employer Plans, determined as of the most recent valuation date for each Plan using

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PBGC actuarial assumptions for single employer plan termination, does not, individually or in the aggregate, create a Material Adverse Effect;

(g)Capitalized Lease Obligations which in the aggregate do not exceed $2,500,000 in any Fiscal Year;

(h)Indebtedness assumed in connection with any Permitted Acquisition; provided that, the aggregate amount of Indebtedness assumed under this clause (h) shall not exceed $1,000,000 and provided further that, such Indebtedness is not incurred in connection with, or in contemplation or anticipation of, such Permitted Acquisition and does not attach to any asset of the Borrower, PHI or any of their respective Subsidiaries;

(i)Indebtedness arising under Rate Management Transactions, so long as such Rate Management Transactions (i) are entered into to hedge or mitigate risks to which a Loan Party has actual exposure and (ii) are not entered into for investment or speculative purposes;

(j)unsecured Indebtedness in an amount not in excess of $150,000,000; provided that, after giving pro-forma effect thereto, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio, as of the date of the incurrence of such Indebtedness, shall be no greater than (i) if such Indebtedness is incurred between April 1 and September 30 of any calendar year, 2.75 to 1.0, and (ii) if such Indebtedness is incurred on any other date, 4.25 to 1.0;

(k)Parent Subordinated Debt;

(l)other unsecured Indebtedness in an amount not in excess of $25,000,000; and

(m)unsecured Indebtedness of Parent, the Borrower and their respective Subsidiaries evidenced by a Demand Note.

6.18.Merger

.  No Loan Party will merge or consolidate with or into any other Person, except that (a) any Subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI may merge into the Borrower, PHI or a Wholly‑Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or PHI and (b) any Loan Party (other than the Borrower) may merge with any other Loan Party.

6.19.Sale of Assets

.  No Loan Party will lease, sell or otherwise dispose of its Property (including any Capital Stock owned by it) to any other Person, except:

(a)sales of Inventory in the ordinary course of business;

(b)the sale or other disposition of Equipment and the sale and/or leasing of real property that is obsolete or no longer useful in such Loan Party’s business and having a book value not exceeding $10,000,000 in the aggregate in any Fiscal Year; and

(c)the sale or disposition of other assets having a book value not exceeding a Substantial Portion in the aggregate in any Fiscal Year.

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The Net Cash Proceeds of any sale or disposition permitted pursuant to this Section (other than pursuant to Section 6.19(a)) shall be delivered to the Agent as required by Section 2.16 and applied to the Obligations as set forth therein.

6.20.Investments and Acquisitions

.  No Loan Party will (i) make or suffer to exist any Investments (including without limitation, loans and advances to, and other Investments in, Subsidiaries), or commitments therefor, (ii) create any Subsidiary, (iii) become or remain a partner in any partnership or joint venture, or (iv) make any Acquisition, except:

(a)Cash Equivalent Investments, subject to control agreements in favor of the Agent for the benefit of the Lenders or otherwise subject to a perfected security interest in favor of the Agent for the benefit of the Lenders;

(b)Investments in Subsidiaries existing as of the Effective Date;

(c)other Investments in existence on the Effective Date and described in Schedule 6.20;

(d)Investments consisting of loans or advances made to employees of such Loan Party on an arms-length basis in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices for travel and entertainment expenses, relocation costs and similar purposes up to a maximum of $250,000 to any employee and up to a maximum of $1,000,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding;

(e)subject to Sections 4.2(a) and 4.4 of the Security Agreement, Investments comprised of notes payable, or stock or other securities issued by Account Debtors to such Loan Party pursuant to negotiated agreements with respect to settlement of such Account Debtor’s Accounts in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practices, or acquired as a result of the bankruptcy or reorganization of such Account Debtor;

(f)additional Investments in Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries which are Loan Parties;

(g)Permitted Acquisitions and the formation of Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of the Borrower or PHI in connection with a Permitted Acquisition;

(h)other Investments not to exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding;

(i)Investments in any existing or future, direct or indirect, Subsidiary which exists for the sole purpose of obtaining and holding a license which the Borrower deems necessary or advisable for its business; provided that (i) the total Investment in such Subsidiary does not exceed $100,000 in the aggregate for any one such Subsidiary or $200,000 in the aggregate for all such Subsidiaries and (ii) if the failure to have such license could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, the Subsidiary holding such license shall be a Guarantor;

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(j)Investments in Unrestricted Subsidiaries not to exceed $20,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding; and

(k)