EX-10.1 3 tm2131162d1_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1

Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version

 

SECOND AMENDMENT AND AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT
TO FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This SECOND AMENDMENT AND AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT TO FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of October 27, 2021 (this “Amendment Agreement”), among Option Care Health, Inc. (f/k/a BioScrip, Inc.), a Delaware corporation (the “Parent Borrower”), the Guarantors party hereto, Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”), and each Lender party hereto, and is made with reference to that certain First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of August 6, 2019 (as amended by that certain First Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of January 21, 2021, and as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the date hereof, the “Original Credit Agreement”) by and among the Parent Borrower, the other Loan Parties from time to time party thereto, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and other agents and arrangers from time to time party thereto and named therein. Capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the same meanings herein as set forth in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (as defined below).

 

WHEREAS, on the date hereof immediately prior to the occurrence of the Amendment Agreement Effective Date, there are outstanding Term B Loans (the “Existing Term Loans”) in an aggregate principal amount of $1,156,918,569.43.

 

WHEREAS, subject to the conditions set forth in Section II hereof, in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.15 of the Original Credit Agreement, the Parent Borrower wishes to amend and restate the Original Credit Agreement as set forth in Section I below to enable the Parent Borrower to incur new Refinancing Term Loans (the “2021 Refinancing Term Loans”, and the Lenders with respect to the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans, the “2021 Refinancing Term Lenders”) in an aggregate principal amount equal to $600,000,000.

 

WHEREAS, the proceeds of the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans, together with (i) a portion of the cash on hand at the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (ii) the proceeds of the Unsecured Notes in an initial aggregate principal amount of $500,000,000 under the Unsecured Notes Indenture, will be used on the Closing Date to, among other things, refinance in full all Term Loans (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) outstanding under the Original Credit Agreement on the Amendment Agreement Effective Date (as defined below) immediately prior to the funding of the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans held by the Lenders (as defined therein) under the Original Credit Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, and each 2021 Refinancing Term Lender wish to amend and restate the Original Credit Agreement as set forth in Section I below to provide for the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans described herein.

 

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

 

SECTION I.    FUNDING OF THE 2021 REFINANCING TERM LOANS; AMENDMENT and restatement of original CREDIT AGREEMENt

 

Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section II hereof, the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and each of the 2021 Refinancing Term Lenders hereby agree as follows:

 

A.            Procedures for Borrowing 2021 Refinancing Term Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, each 2021 Refinancing Term Lender severally agrees to make a 2021 Refinancing Term Loan to the Parent Borrower on the Amendment Agreement Effective Date in Dollars in an amount equal to its 2021 Refinancing Term Loan Commitment (as set forth on Exhibit A hereto). The Interest Period applicable to the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans shall commence on the Amendment Agreement Effective Date and end on November 30, 2021. Upon, and subject to, the occurrence of the Amendment Agreement Effective Date, the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans shall be funded as Term B Loans under the Original Credit Agreement and substantially concurrent therewith (but immediately thereafter) (x) the Existing Term Loans shall be repaid in full and (y) the Original Credit Agreement shall be amended and restated and provided in Section I(B) below. As a result of the foregoing transactions, (x) the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans shall constitute Term B Loans and Term Loans under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which shall govern the terms thereof (and the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans shall be the only Class of Loans outstanding thereunder) and (y) each 2021 Refinancing Term Lender shall be a Term Lender and a Lender under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

 

 

 

B.            Amendment and Restatement of Original Credit Agreement. The Loan Parties party hereto and the 2021 Refinancing Lenders (which constitute 100% of the Lenders immediately following the Borrowing of the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans and the repayment of the Existing Term Loans) hereby agree that the Original Credit Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety as set forth in the Amended and Restated First Lien Credit Agreement attached as Exhibit B hereto (the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”).

 

C.            Amendment to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement. The 2021 Refinancing Term Lenders hereby authorize and instruct the Administrative Agent to enter into an amendment to the existing ABL Intercreditor Agreement on the Amendment Agreement Effective Date to amend such ABL Intercreditor Agreement by deleting the bold, red stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and adding the blue double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in Exhibit C hereto.

 

SECTION II.    CONDITIONS TO EFFECTIVENESS to AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This Amendment Agreement, and the obligations of the 2021 Refinancing Term Lenders to fund the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans shall become effective upon the satisfaction (or waiver) of all of the following conditions precedent (the date of satisfaction of such conditions being referred to herein as the “Amendment Agreement Effective Date”).

 

A.            Execution. The Administrative Agent’s receipt of a counterpart signature page to this Amendment Agreement duly executed by the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors party hereto and the 2021 Refinancing Term Lenders, each of which shall be original, pdf or facsimile copies or delivered by other electronic method unless otherwise specified.

 

B.            Conditions Precedent. The satisfaction (or waiver) of all of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.01 of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

SECTION III.    REAFFIRMATION OF GUARANTEES AND SECURITY INTERESTS

 

Each of the Loan Parties party to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, the Security Agreement and the other Collateral Documents, in each case as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, hereby as of the date hereof (i) acknowledges and agrees that the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans are Term Loans, the 2021 Refinancing Term Loan Commitments constitute Term B Commitments, and the 2021 Refinancing Term Lenders are Lenders, and that all of its obligations under (a) the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement are in full force and effect as of the Amendment Agreement Effective Date, and (b) the Security Agreement and the other Collateral Documents to which it is a party are reaffirmed and remain in full force and effect on a continuous basis, (ii) reaffirms each Lien granted by each Loan Party to the Administrative Agent, its successors and permitted assigns, for the benefit of the Secured Parties (including the 2021 Refinancing Term Lenders) and affirms the guaranties made pursuant to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, (iii) acknowledges and agrees that the grants of security interests by and the guaranties of the Loan Parties contained in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and in the Security Agreement and the other Collateral Documents are, and shall remain, in full force and effect after giving effect to this Amendment Agreement and the amendment and restatement of the Original Credit Agreement contemplated hereby, as security for the Secured Obligations, and (iv) agrees that the Obligations include, among other things and without limitation, the prompt and complete payment and performance by the Borrowers when due and payable (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of principal and interest on, and premium (if any) on, the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

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SECTION IV.    MISCELLANEOUS

 

A.            Reference to and Effect on the Other Loan Documents.

 

(i)            On and after the Amendment Agreement Effective Date, each reference in the Loan Documents to the “Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Original Credit Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

(ii)           Except as specifically amended by this Amendment Agreement, the Loan Documents shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed, as applicable, and this Amendment Agreement shall not be considered a novation.

 

(iii)           This Amendment Agreement (including all exhibits attached hereto) shall constitute a “Refinancing Amendment” and a “Loan Document” for all purposes of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and shall be administered and construed pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

B.            Limitation of Amendment and Waiver. Nothing herein shall be deemed to (i) entitle any Loan Party to a further consent to, or a further waiver, amendment, modification or other change of, any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document in similar or different circumstances or (ii) constitute a modification, limitation, impairment or waiver of any right, power or remedy available to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

C.            Amendment, Modification and Waiver. This Amendment Agreement may not be amended, modified or waived except by an instrument or instruments in writing signed and delivered on behalf of each of the parties hereto.

 

D.            Severability. If any provision of this Amendment Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions or obligations, or of such provision or obligation in any other jurisdiction, of this Amendment Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall not be affected or impaired thereby.

 

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E.            Headings. Section and Subsection headings in this Amendment Agreement are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Amendment Agreement for any other purpose or be given any substantive effect.

 

F.            Governing Law; Waiver of Jury Trial. Sections 10.15 and 10.16 of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated herein by reference mutatis mutandis.

 

G.            Counterparts; Electronic Execution. This Amendment Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed an original, and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute but one and the same agreement. This Amendment Agreement may be in the form of an Electronic Record (as defined herein) and may be executed using Electronic Signatures (as defined herein) (including, without limitation, facsimile and .pdf) and shall be considered an original, and shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a paper record. For the avoidance of doubt, the authorization under this paragraph may include, without limitation, use or acceptance by the Administrative Agent of a manually signed paper communication which has been converted into electronic form (such as scanned into .pdf format), or an electronically signed communication converted into another format, for transmission, delivery and/or retention. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Administrative Agent is under no obligation to accept an Electronic Signature in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by the Administrative Agent pursuant to procedures approved by them; provided, further, without limiting the foregoing, (a) to the extent the Administrative Agent has agreed to accept such Electronic Signature, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely on any such Electronic Signature purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower or any other Loan Party without further verification and (b) upon the request of the Administrative Agent, any Electronic Signature shall be promptly followed by a manually executed, original counterpart. “Electronic Record” and “Electronic Signature” shall have the meanings assigned to them, respectively, by 15 USC §7006, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

H.            Acknowledgement. Each party hereto hereby acknowledges and agrees that (i) this Amendment Agreement (including all exhibits attached hereto) constitutes a Refinancing Loan Request satisfying the requirements of Section 2.15 of the Original Credit Agreement and (ii) the amendments set forth in Section I(B) of this Amendment Agreement are necessary and appropriate to provide for terms applicable to the 2021 Refinancing Term Loans permitted by Section 2.15 of the Credit Agreement.

 

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

 

  OPTION CARE HEALTH, INC.
  (F/K/A BIOSCRIP, INC.),
  as the Parent Borrower
 
 
  By: /s/ Michael Shapiro
  Name: Michael Shapiro
  Title: Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

Signature Page to
Second Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement

 

 

 

GUARANTORS: APPLIED HEALTH CARE, LLC,
  BIOSCRIP INFUSION MANAGEMENT, LLC,
  BIOSCRIP INFUSION SERVICES, INC.,
  BIOSCRIP INFUSION SERVICES, LLC,
  BIOSCRIP MEDICAL SUPPLY SERVICES, LLC,
  BIOSCRIP PBM SERVICES, LLC,
  BIOSCRIP PHARMACY (NY), INC.,
  BIOSCRIP PHARMACY SERVICES, INC.,
  BIOSCRIP PHARMACY, INC.,
  BRADHURST SPECIALTY PHARMACY, INC.,
  CHRONIMED, LLC,
  CHS HOLDINGS, INC.,
  CRITICAL HOME CARE SOLUTIONS, INC.,
  DEACONESS ENTERPRISES, LLC,
  DEACONESS HOMECARE, LLC,
  EAST GOSHEN PHARMACY, INC.,
  HOMECHOICE PARTNERS, INC.,
  INFUSAL PARTNERS,
  INFUCENTERS, LLC,
  INFUSCIENCE HHA, LLC,
  INFUSCIENCE, INC.,
  INFUSCIENCE SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC,
  INFUSCIENCE SUB, INC.,
  INFUSION PARTNERS OF BRUNSWICK, LLC,
  INFUSION PARTNERS OF MELBOURNE, LLC,
  INFUSION PARTNERS, LLC,
  INFUSION SOLUTIONS, INC.,
  INFUSION THERAPY SPECIALISTS, INC.,
  KNOXVILLE HOME THERAPIES, LLC,
  NATIONAL HEALTH INFUSION, INC.,
  NATURAL LIVING, INC.,
  NEW ENGLAND HOME THERAPIES, INC.,
  NUTRI USA, INC.,
  OPTION HEALTH, LTD.,
  PROFESSIONAL HOME CARE SERVICES, INC.,
  PHCS ACQUISITION CO., INC.,
  REGIONAL AMBULATORY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.,
  SCOTT-WILSON, INC.,
  SPECIALTY PHARMA, INC.,
  WILCOX MEDICAL, INC.,
   
  By: /s/ Michael Shapiro
  Name:  Michael Shapiro
  Title:    President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

Signature Page to
Second Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement

 

 

 

  CHI HOLDING CORP.,
  CLINICAL HOLDINGS, INC.,
  CLINICAL SPECIALTIES, INC.,
  CLINICAL SPECIALTIES NETWORK SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC.,
  CRESCENT HEALTHCARE, INC.,
  CRESCENT THERAFUSION, INC.,
  CRITICAL CARE SYSTEM OF NEW YORK, INC.,
  CRITICAL CARE SYSTEMS, INC.,
  CSI MANAGED CARE, INC.,
  CSI MEDICAL BILLING SERVICES, INC.,
  CSI NETWORK SERVICES OF KENTUCKY, INC.,
  CSI NETWORK SERVICES OF INDIANA, INC.,
  CSI NETWORK SERVICES OF MICHIGAN, INC.,
  HC GROUP HOLDINGS III, INC.,
  HEALTHY CONNECTIONS HOMECARE SERVICES, INC.,
  HOME I.V. SPECIALISTS, INC.,
  OPTION CARE ENTERPRISES, INC.,
  OPTION CARE ENTERPRISES, INC.,
  OPTION CARE HOME CARE, INC.,
  OPTION CARE INFUSION SERVICES, INC.,
  OPTION CARE OF NEW YORK, INC.,
  OPTION CARE, INC.,
  OPTIONET, INC.,
  OPTION HOME HEALTH, INC.,
  RIVER CITY PHARMACY, INC.,
  SPRINGVILLE PHARMACY INFUSION THERAPY, INC.,
   
   
  By: /s/ Michael Shapiro
  Name:    Michael Shapiro
  Title:      President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

 

  MEDNOW INFUSION, LLC,
  OPTION CARE HOME HEALTH, L.L.C.,
  TRINITY HOMECARE, L.L.C.,
  UNIVERSITY OPTION CARE, L.L.C.
   
   
  By: /s/ Michael Shapiro
  Name:   Michael Shapiro
  Title:     President and Treasurer

 

Signature Page to
Second Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement

 

 

 

  OPTION CARE INFUSION SUITES, LLC
   
   
  By: /s/ John Rademacher
  Name:   John Rademacher
  Title:     President

 

Signature Page to
Second Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement

 

 

 

  ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT:
   
  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
   
   
  By: /s/ Melissa Mullis
  Name: Melissa Mullis
  Title: Vice President

 

Signature Page to
Second Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement

 

 

 

  2021 rEFINANCING Term Lenders:
   
  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
   
   
  By: /s/ Greg Roetting
  Name: Greg Roetting
  Title: Managing Director

 

Signature Page to
Second Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

2021 Refinancing Term Loan Commitment

 

2021 Refinancing Term Lender  Pro Rata
Share
   2021 Refinancing Term Loan Commitment 
Bank of America, N.A.   100.00%  $600,000,000.00 
TOTAL   100.00%  $600,000,000.00 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

Amended and Restated First Lien Credit Agreement

 

(Attached)

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

Dated as of October 27, 2021

 

Among

 

OPTION CARE HEALTH, INC.,
as the Parent Borrower,

 

THE GUARANTORS PARTY HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME,

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent,

 

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME,

 

BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
as Lead Arranger and Lead Bookrunner,

 

BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,

as Syndication Agent and Documentation Agent

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Article I. DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS 1
     
Section 1.01 Defined Terms 1
Section 1.02 Other Interpretive Provisions 63
Section 1.03 Accounting Terms 64
Section 1.04 Rounding 65
Section 1.05 References to Agreements, Laws, Etc. 65
Section 1.06 Times of Day 65
Section 1.07 Timing of Payment or Performance 65
Section 1.08 Pro Forma Calculations 65
Section 1.09 Currency Generally 68
     
Article II. THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS 68
   
Section 2.01 The Loans 68
Section 2.02 Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans 69
Section 2.03 [Reserved] 71
Section 2.04 [Reserved] 71
Section 2.05 Prepayments 71
Section 2.06 Termination or Reduction of Commitments 80
Section 2.07 Repayment of Loans 81
Section 2.08 Interest 81
Section 2.09 Fees 82
Section 2.10 Computation of Interest and Fees 82
Section 2.11 Evidence of Indebtedness 82
Section 2.12 Payments Generally 83
Section 2.13 Sharing of Payments 85
Section 2.14 Incremental Credit Extensions 85
Section 2.15 Refinancing Amendments 91
Section 2.16 Extension of Term Loans; Extension of Revolving Credit Loans 97
Section 2.17 Defaulting Lenders 100
Section 2.18 Co-Borrowers 100
     
Article III. TAXES, INCREASED COSTS PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY 102
   
Section 3.01 Taxes 102
Section 3.02 Illegality 104
Section 3.03 Inability to Determine Rates 105
Section 3.04 Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Eurocurrency Rate Loan Reserves 107
Section 3.05 Funding Losses 107
Section 3.06 Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation 108
Section 3.07 Replacement of Lenders under Certain Circumstances 109
Section 3.08 Survival 111
     
Article IV. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS 111
   
Section 4.01 Conditions to Initial Credit Extension 111
Section 4.02 Conditions to All Credit Extensions 112

 

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Article V. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 113
     
Section 5.01 Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws 113
Section 5.02 Authorization; No Contravention 113
Section 5.03 Governmental Authorization; Other Consents 114
Section 5.04 Binding Effect 114
Section 5.05 Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect 114
Section 5.06 Litigation 114
Section 5.07 Ownership of Property; Liens 114
Section 5.08 Environmental Matters 115
Section 5.09 Taxes 115
Section 5.10 ERISA Compliance 115
Section 5.11 Subsidiaries; Equity Interests 116
Section 5.12 Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act 116
Section 5.13 Disclosure 116
Section 5.14 Labor Matters 116
Section 5.15 Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. 117
Section 5.16 Solvency 117
Section 5.17 [Reserved] 117
Section 5.18 USA Patriot Act, FCPA and OFAC 117
Section 5.19 Collateral Documents 118
Section 5.20 Affected Financial Institution and Covered Party 118
     
Article VI. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS 118
   
Section 6.01 Financial Statements 118
Section 6.02 Certificates; Other Information 120
Section 6.03 Notices 121
Section 6.04 Payment of Taxes 121
Section 6.05 Preservation of Existence, Etc. 122
Section 6.06 Maintenance of Properties 122
Section 6.07 Maintenance of Insurance 122
Section 6.08 Compliance with Laws 122
Section 6.09 Books and Records 122
Section 6.10 Inspection Rights 122
Section 6.11 Additional Collateral; Additional Guarantors 123
Section 6.12 Compliance with Environmental Laws 124
Section 6.13 Further Assurances 124
Section 6.14 Designation of Subsidiaries 125
Section 6.15 Maintenance of Ratings 125
Section 6.16 Use of Proceeds 125
Section 6.17 Post-Closing Matters 125
Section 6.18 [Reserved] 125
Section 6.19 Fiscal Year 125
Section 6.20 Quarterly Lender Call 126
     
Article VII. NEGATIVE COVENANTS 126
   
Section 7.01 Liens 126
Section 7.02 [Reserved] 132
Section 7.03 Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests and Preferred Stock 132
Section 7.04 Fundamental Changes 138
Section 7.05 Dispositions 139
Section 7.06 Restricted Payments 142
Section 7.07 Change in Nature of Business 149
Section 7.08 Transactions with Affiliates 151
Section 7.09 Burdensome Agreements 155

 

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Section 7.10 [Reserved] 153
Section 7.11 [Reserved] 153
Section 7.12 [Reserved] 153
Section 7.13 Modifications of Terms of Junior Financing 153
     
Article VIII. EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES 153
   
Section 8.01 Events of Default 153
Section 8.02 Remedies Upon Event of Default 156
Section 8.03 Application of Funds 156
     
Article IX. ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND OTHER AGENTS 157
   
Section 9.01 Appointment and Authority 157
Section 9.02 Rights as a Lender 157
Section 9.03 Exculpatory Provisions 158
Section 9.04 Reliance by Administrative Agent 159
Section 9.05 Delegation of Duties 159
Section 9.06 Resignation of Administrative Agent 160
Section 9.07 Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders 160
Section 9.08 No Other Duties, Etc. 160
Section 9.09 Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim; Credit Bidding 161
Section 9.10 Collateral and Guaranty Matters 162
Section 9.11 Secured Hedge Agreements 163
Section 9.12 Withholding Tax Indemnity 163
Section 9.13 Indemnification by the Lenders 164
Section 9.14 Certain ERISA Matters 165
Section 9.15 Erroneous Payments 165
     
Article X. MISCELLANEOUS 170
   
Section 10.01 Amendments, Etc. 170
Section 10.02 Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies 173
Section 10.03 No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies 175
Section 10.04 Attorney Costs and Expenses 176
Section 10.05 Indemnification by the Borrowers 171
Section 10.06 Payments Set Aside 172
Section 10.07 Successors and Assigns 173
Section 10.08 Confidentiality 173
Section 10.09 Setoff 179
Section 10.10 Interest Rate Limitation 179
Section 10.11 Counterparts; Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents 179
Section 10.12 Integration 180
Section 10.13 Survival of Representations and Warranties 180
Section 10.14 Severability 180
Section 10.15 GOVERNING LAW 181
Section 10.16 WAIVER OF RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY 181
Section 10.17 Binding Effect 182
Section 10.18 USA Patriot Act 182
Section 10.19 No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility 182
Section 10.20 Intercreditor Agreements 182
Section 10.21 Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions 183
Section 10.22 Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs 183

 

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Article XI. GUARANTEE 184
   
Section 11.01 The Guarantee 184
Section 11.02 Obligations Unconditional 185
Section 11.03 Reinstatement 191
Section 11.04 Subrogation; Subordination 191
Section 11.05 Remedies 192
Section 11.06 Instrument for the Payment of Money 192
Section 11.07 Continuing Guarantee 192
Section 11.08 General Limitation on Guarantee Obligations 192
Section 11.09 Release of Guarantors 192
Section 11.10 Right of Contribution 193
Section 11.11 Keepwell 193
Section 11.12 Independent Obligation 193

 

SCHEDULES    
     
I Guarantors  
1.01A Commitments  
1.01E Existing Investments  
4.01 Collateral Documents  
5.06 Litigation  
5.07 Ownership of Property, Liens  
5.09 Taxes  
5.11 Subsidiaries and Other Equity Investments  
6.17 Post-Closing Matters  
6.18 Specified Beta Vendor Financing Statements  
7.01(b) Existing Liens  
7.03(b) Existing Indebtedness  
7.05 Dispositions  
7.08 Existing Agreements  
7.09 Existing Restrictions  
10.02 Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices  
     
EXHIBITS    
     
  Form of  
     
A Committed Loan Notice  
B Reserved  
C-1 Term Note  
D-1 Compliance Certificate  
D-2 Solvency Certificate  
E-1 Assignment and Assumption  
E-2 Affiliated Lender Notice  
E-3 Acceptance and Prepayment Notice  
E-4 Discount Range Prepayment Notice  
E-5 Discount Range Prepayment Offer  
E-6 Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice  
E-7 Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer  
E-8 Specified Discount Prepayment Notice  
E-9 Specified Discount Prepayment Response  
F Security Agreement  
G Intercompany Note  
H-1 Guarantor Joinder Agreement  
H-2 Borrower Joinder Agreement  

 

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I United States Tax Compliance Certificate  
J First Lien Intercreditor Agreement  
K Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement  
L Affiliated Lender Assignment and Assumption  
M ABL Intercreditor Agreement  

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This AMENDED AND RESTATED FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of October 27, 2021, among Option Care Health, Inc. (f/k/a BioScrip, Inc.), a Delaware corporation (the “Company” or the “Parent Borrower”), the other Borrowers party hereto from time to time, the Guarantors party hereto from time to time, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, and each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”).

 

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

 

Reference is made to that certain First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of August 6, 2019 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time immediately prior to the date hereof, the “Original Credit Agreement”), by and among, inter alios, the Parent Borrower, the other Borrowers party thereto from time to time, the Guarantors party thereto from time to time, the lenders party thereto from time to time, and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.

 

The Parent Borrower has requested that the Original Credit Agreement be amended and restated as provided herein to, among other things, provide for Term B Loans on the Closing Date in an initial aggregate principal amount of $600,000,000.

 

The Lenders party hereto have agreed pursuant to Sections 2.15 of the Original Credit Agreement to refinance in full the loans outstanding under the Original Credit Agreement with new Term B Loans under this Agreement and to amend and restate the Original Credit Agreement in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

The proceeds of the Term B Loans, together with (i) a portion of the cash on hand at the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (ii) the proceeds of the Unsecured Notes in an initial aggregate principal amount of $500,000,000 under the Unsecured Notes Indenture, will be used on the Closing Date by the Borrowers (a) to consummate the Closing Date Refinancing, (b) to pay the Transaction Expenses and (c) to finance upfront fees and original issue discount with respect to the Facilities.

 

The Lenders have indicated their willingness to lend on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

 

In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

 

Article I.
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

Section 1.01        Defined Terms.

 

As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

ABL Agent” means Bank of America, N.A., in its capacity as “Administrative Agent” under the ABL Credit Agreement as of the Closing Date and shall include any successor agent under the ABL Financing Documents.

 

ABL Credit Agreement” means the “ABL Credit Agreement” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

ABL Cure Amount” means the “Cure Amount” (or comparable term) under and as defined in the ABL Credit Agreement.

 

ABL Financial Covenant” means the “Financial Covenant” as defined in the ABL Credit Agreement.

 

 

 

ABL Financing Documents” means the “ABL Financing Documents” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

ABL Intercreditor Agreement” means either (a) the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of August 6, 2019, among, inter alios, the Administrative Agent, the ABL Agent and acknowledged and agreed by the Loan Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit M hereto or (b) a customary intercreditor agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower, which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the ABL Priority Collateral securing the ABL Obligations shall rank senior to the Liens on the ABL Priority Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement, and the Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral securing the ABL Obligations shall rank junior to the Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement, in each case with such modifications to add additional Indebtedness secured by the ABL Priority Collateral and Term Loan Priority Collateral and such other modifications thereto as provided for therein or as the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower may agree.

 

ABL Obligations” means the “ABL Obligations” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

ABL Priority Collateral” means the “ABL Priority Collateral” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

ABL Revolving Credit Commitments” means the “Revolving Credit Commitments” (or comparable term), as defined in the ABL Credit Agreement.

 

ABL Revolving Loans” means the “Loans” (or comparable term), as defined in the ABL Credit Agreement.

 

ABL Secured Parties” means the “ABL Claimholders” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Acceptable Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

 

Acceptable Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Acceptance and Prepayment Notice” means a notice of the Administrative Borrower’s acceptance of the Acceptable Discount in substantially the form of Exhibit E-3.

 

Acceptance Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

 

Acquired Indebtedness” means, with respect to any specified Person,

 

(a)            Indebtedness of any other Person existing at the time such other Person is merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into or became a Restricted Subsidiary of such specified Person, including Indebtedness incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such other Person merging, amalgamating or consolidating with or into, or becoming a Restricted Subsidiary of, such specified Person, and

 

(b)            Indebtedness secured by a Lien encumbering any asset acquired by such specified Person which Indebtedness exists at the time such asset is acquired.

 

Additional Lender” means any Person (other than a natural Person (or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of a natural Person)) that is not an existing Lender (including any Affiliated Lender) and has agreed to provide Incremental Commitments pursuant to Section 2.14 or Refinancing Commitments pursuant to Section 2.15.

 

Administrative Agent” means Bank of America, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent and collateral agent.

 

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Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify the Administrative Borrower and the Lenders.

 

Administrative Borrower” means (i) initially, the Parent Borrower, and (ii) upon notice to the Administrative Agent from the Borrowers, any other Borrower as selected by the Borrowers from time to time to act as the Administrative Borrower.

 

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.

 

Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified. “Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

 

Agent Parties” has the meaning specified in Section 10.02(b).

 

Agent-Related Distress Event” means, with respect to the Administrative Agent or any Person that directly or indirectly Controls the Administrative Agent (each, a “Distressed Agent-Related Person”), a voluntary or involuntary case with respect to such Distressed Agent-Related Person under any Debtor Relief Law, or a custodian, conservator, receiver or similar official is appointed for such Distressed Agent-Related Person or any substantial part of such Distressed Agent-Related Person’s assets, such Distressed Agent-Related Person makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or is otherwise adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Distressed Agent-Related Person or its assets to be, insolvent or bankrupt or such Distressed Agent-Related Person becomes the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that an Agent-Related Distress Event shall not be deemed to have occurred solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interests in the Administrative Agent or any Person that directly or indirectly Controls the Administrative Agent by a Governmental Authority or an instrumentality thereof so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide the Administrative Agent with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit the Administrative Agent (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with the Administrative Agent.

 

Agent-Related Persons” means the Agents and their respective Affiliates and any officers, directors, employees, partners, agents, advisors and other representatives of each of the foregoing.

 

Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent, the Documentation Agent, the Arranger and the Bookrunner.

 

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

 

Agreement” means this Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

AHYDO Payment” means any mandatory prepayment or redemption pursuant to the terms of any Indebtedness that is intended or designed to cause such Indebtedness not to be treated as an “applicable high yield discount obligation” within the meaning of Section 163(i) of the Code.

 

All-In Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the yield thereof, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, OID, upfront fees, a Eurocurrency Rate floor or Base Rate floor (with such increased amount being determined in the manner described in the proviso of this definition), or otherwise, in each case, incurred or payable by the Borrowers ratably to all lenders of such Indebtedness; provided that OID and upfront fees shall be equated to interest rate assuming a 4-year life to maturity on a straight line basis (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness); provided, further, that (x) the “All-In Yield” shall not include arrangement fees, structuring fees, commitment fees, underwriting fees, success fees, unused line fees, advisory fees, ticking fees, consent or amendment fees and any similar fees (regardless of how such fees are computed and whether shared or paid, in whole or in part, with or to any or all lenders) and any other fees not generally paid ratably to all lenders of such Indebtedness in the initial syndication thereof, (y) with respect to any Loans of an applicable Class or any other applicable Indebtedness that includes a Eurocurrency Rate floor or Base Rate floor, (1) to the extent that the Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate on the date that the All-In Yield is being calculated is less than such floor, the amount of such difference shall be deemed added to the All-In Yield for such Loans of such Class or such other applicable Indebtedness for the purpose of calculating the All-In Yield and (2) to the extent that the Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate on the date that the All-In Yield is being calculated is greater than such floor, then the floor shall be disregarded in calculating the All-In Yield and (z) the “All-In Yield” shall not reflect account fluctuations in the underlying reference rate or fluctuations in currency valuations.

 

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Annual Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Parent Borrower for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2020, and the related audited consolidated balance sheets as of the end of such fiscal years.

 

Applicable Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(2).

 

Applicable ECF Percentage” means, for any fiscal year, (a) 50% if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is greater than 3.70 to 1.00 as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the ECF Payment Date, (b) 25% if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.70 to 1.00 and greater than 3.20 to 1.00 as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the ECF Payment Date and (c) 0% if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.20 to 1.00 as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the ECF Payment Date. The First Lien Net Leverage Ratios shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, including to give pro forma effect to any paydown or reduction of Loans (including paydowns made after year-end and prior to the ECF Payment Date).

 

Applicable Lien” means (x) any Lien on the Collateral created pursuant to any Loan Document, (y) any Lien on the Term Loan Priority Collateral that ranks pari passu with any Lien created pursuant to any Loan Document on the Term Loan Priority Collateral (without regard to control of remedies) and (z) any Lien on the Collateral created pursuant to any ABL Financing Document.

 

Applicable Rate” means a percentage per annum equal to with respect to Term B Loans, (i) for Eurocurrency Rate Loans, 2.75% and (ii) for Base Rate Loans, 1.75%.

 

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) and any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the applicable ratings of Moody’s and S&P shall become effective as of the date on which it is first announced by the applicable rating agency and notice thereof is provided to the Administrative Agent; provided that upon notice to the Administrative Borrower from the Administrative Agent (at the direction of the Required Lenders) (or, in the case of clause (y) below, immediately upon the occurrence of an entry of an order for relief with respect to the Parent Borrower under any Debtor Relief Laws), the Original Pricing Level shall apply (x) as of the first Business Day after the date on which a Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered but was not delivered, and shall continue to so apply to and including the date on which such Compliance Certificate is so delivered (and thereafter the pricing level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply) and (y) as of the first Business Day after an Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) shall have occurred and be continuing, and shall continue to so apply to but excluding the date on which such Event of Default is cured or waived (and thereafter the pricing level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply).

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, (v) the Applicable Rate in respect of any Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or any Extended Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant to any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Extension Amendment, (w) the Applicable Rate in respect of any Class of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, any Class of Incremental Term Loans or any Class of Incremental Revolving Loans shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Incremental Amendment, (x) the Applicable Rate in respect of any Class of Replacement Term Loans or any Term Loans subject to a Permitted Repricing Amendment shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Permitted Repricing Amendment, (y) the Applicable Rate in respect of any Class of Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, any Class of Refinancing Revolving Loans or any Class of Refinancing Term Loans shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Refinancing Amendment or other relevant agreement and (z) in the case of the Term B Loans, the Applicable Rate shall be increased as, and to the extent, necessary to comply with the provisions hereof subject to any applicable MFN Adjustment.

 

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Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, with respect to Loans of any Class, the Lenders of such Class of Loans.

 

Approved Bank” has the meaning specified in clause (c) of the definition of “Cash Equivalents.”

 

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

 

“Arranger” means BofA Securities, Inc. in its capacity as the lead arranger under this Agreement.

 

Asset Sale Prepayment Percentage” means, in the case of Net Proceeds from any Disposition or Casualty Event subject to the mandatory prepayment provisions set forth in Section 2.05(b)(ii), (a) 100%, if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is greater than 1.75 to 1.00 as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the receipt of such Net Proceeds, (b) 50%, if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 1.75 to 1.00 and greater than 1.50 to 1.00 as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the receipt of such Net Proceeds and (c) 0%, if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00 as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the receipt of such Net Proceeds. The First Lien Net Leverage Ratios shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, including to give pro forma effect to any paydown or reduction of Loans.

 

Assignees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(b).

 

Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption substantially in the form of Exhibit E-1 hereto.

 

Assignment Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(b).

 

Attorney Costs” means all reasonable and documented fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other external legal counsel.

 

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, in respect of any Capitalized Lease Obligation of any Person, the amount thereof that would appear as a liability on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP (subject to Section 1.03).

 

Auction Agent” means (a) the Administrative Agent or (b) if the Administrative Agent elects not to act as the Auction Agent, any other financial institution or advisor employed by the Borrowers (whether or not an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) to act as an arranger in connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v); provided that the Borrowers shall not designate the Administrative Agent as the Auction Agent without the written consent of the Administrative Agent (it being understood that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to agree to act as the Auction Agent); provided, further, that neither the Borrowers nor any of their Affiliates may act as the Auction Agent.

 

Available RP Capacity Amount” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments permitted to be made under Section 7.06(a)(iii) at such time, minus the aggregate amount of Indebtedness incurred under Section 7.03(aa) plus the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness prepaid prior to or substantially concurrently at such time, solely to the extent such Indebtedness was incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(aa) (to the extent not financed with the proceeds of any long-term Indebtedness (other than revolving loans) of the Parent Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries).

 

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Available Incremental Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(d)(iv).

 

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (x) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period or (y) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, pursuant to this Agreement as of such date.

 

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

 

Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) 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, rule, regulation or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

 

Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1.00%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its “prime rate” and (c) the Eurocurrency Rate plus 1.00% (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day). The “prime rate” is a rate set by the Administrative Agent based upon various factors including the Administrative Agent’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate. Any change in such rate announced by the Administrative Agent shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

 

Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

 

Benchmark” means, initially, LIBOR; provided that if a replacement of the Benchmark has occurred pursuant to Section 3.03(c) then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate. Any reference to “Benchmark” shall include, as applicable, the published component used in the calculation thereof.

 

Benchmark Replacement” means:

 

(1)            For purposes of Section 3.03(c)(i), the first alternative set forth below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent:

 

1.the sum of: (i) Term SOFR and (ii) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-month’s duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months’ duration, 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months’ duration, and 0.71513% (71.513 basis points) for an Available Tenor of twelve-months’ duration, or

 

2.the sum of: (i) Daily Simple SOFR and (ii) 0.26161% (26.161 basis points);

 

provided that, if initially LIBOR is replaced with the rate contained in clause (b) above (Daily Simple SOFR plus the applicable spread adjustment) and subsequent to such replacement, the Administrative Agent (in consultation with the Administrative Borrower) determines that Term SOFR has become available and is administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, and the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and each Lender of such availability, then from and after the beginning of the Interest Period, relevant interest payment date or payment period for interest calculated, in each case, commencing no less than thirty (30) days after the date of such notice, the Benchmark Replacement shall be as set forth in clause (a) above; and

 

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(2)            For purposes of Section 3.03(c)(ii), the sum of (a) the alternate benchmark rate and (b) an adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero), in each case, that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower as the replacement Benchmark giving due consideration to any evolving or then-prevailing market convention, including any applicable recommendations made by a Relevant Governmental Body at such time for determining a rate of interest as replacement for the then-current Benchmark, for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time;

 

provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1) or (2) above would be less than 0.50%, it shall be deemed to be 0.50% per annum.

 

Any Benchmark Replacement shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such Benchmark Replacement shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Administrative Borrower.

 

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent (in consultation with the Administrative Borrower) decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent (in consultation with the Administrative Borrower) decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent (in consultation with the Administrative Borrower) determines that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

 

Benchmark Transition Event” means, with respect to any then-current Benchmark other than LIBOR, the occurrence of a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the then-current Benchmark or a Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such administrator announcing or stating that all Available Tenors are or will no longer be representative, or made available, or used for determining the interest rate of loans, or shall or will otherwise cease, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that is satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, that will continue to provide any representative tenors of such Benchmark after such specific date.

 

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

 

Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code that is subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) 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” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22(b).

 

Board of Directors” means, for any Person, the board of directors or other governing body of such Person or, if such Person does not have such a board of directors or other governing body and is owned or managed by a single entity, the Board of Directors of such entity, or, in either case, any committee thereof duly authorized to act on behalf of such Board of Directors.

 

Bookrunner” means BofA Securities, Inc., in its capacity as the lead bookrunner.

 

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Borrower” and “Borrowers” shall mean the Parent Borrower and any wholly-owned Domestic Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is treated as a corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes and that after the Closing Date becomes a Borrower by executing a Borrower Joinder Agreement in accordance with the terms hereof (but excluding any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that ceases to be a party hereto in accordance with the terms of Section 11.09); provided that any Subsidiary that is or has become a Borrower (a “Subsidiary Borrower”) may have its status as a Borrower terminated by delivering a notice to the Administrative Agent from the Administrative Borrower and such Subsidiary Borrower electing to terminate such Subsidiary’s status as a Borrower, provided further that no such termination shall affect (and such notice shall expressly provide that): (x) any obligation of such Subsidiary as a Guarantor or as a grantor or pledgor under any Loan Document or (y) any Lien granted by such Subsidiary which Liens shall continue in full force and effect after giving effect to such termination.

 

Borrower Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of the Borrower Joinder Agreement attached as Exhibit H-2 hereto or in such other form agreed by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower.

 

Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment” means the offer by any Borrower Party to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a Specified Discount to par pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(B).

 

Borrower Parties” means the collective reference to the Parent Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, and “Borrower Party” means any one of them.

 

Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers” means the solicitation by any Borrower Party of offers for, and the corresponding acceptance by a Lender of, a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a specified range of discounts to par pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(C).

 

Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers” means the solicitation by any Borrower Party of offers for, and the subsequent acceptance, if any, by a Lender of, a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(D).

 

Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Term Borrowing, as the context may require.

 

Broker-Dealer Regulated Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is registered as a broker-dealer under the Exchange Act or any other applicable Laws requiring such registration.

 

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, New York, New York or the jurisdiction where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.

 

Canadian Dollars” means the lawful currency of Canada.

 

Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities and including in all events all amounts expended or capitalized under Capitalized Leases) by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that, in conformity with GAAP, are or are required to be included as capital expenditures on the consolidated statement of cash flows of the Parent Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Capitalized Lease Obligation” means, at the time any determination thereof is to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a Capitalized Lease that would at such time be required to be capitalized and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) prepared in accordance with GAAP (subject to Section 1.03).

 

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Capitalized Leases” means all leases that have been or are required to be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as capitalized leases; provided that for all purposes hereunder the amount of obligations under any Capitalized Lease shall be the amount thereof accounted for as a liability in accordance with GAAP.

 

Capitalized Software Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities) by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of licensed or purchased software or internally developed software and software enhancements that, in conformity with GAAP, are or are required to be reflected as capitalized costs on the consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Captive Insurance Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of a Borrower that is subject to regulation as an insurance company and provides insurance to a Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Cash Collateral Account” means a blocked account, established for the purposes of Section 2.05(c)(ii), at the Administrative Agent (or another commercial bank selected by the Administrative Agent) in the name of the Administrative Agent and under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent, and otherwise established in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries:

 

(a)            (1) Yen, Dollars, pound sterling, Canadian Dollars or euros or any national currency of any Participating Member State of the EMU; and (2) in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary or any jurisdiction in which any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries conducts business, such local currencies held by it from time to time in the ordinary course of business and not for speculation;

 

(b)            readily marketable obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof the securities of which are guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation of such government with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

 

(c)            time deposits, eurodollar time deposits or demand deposits with, insured certificates of deposit, bankers’ acceptances or overnight bank deposits of, or letters of credit issued by, any commercial bank that (i) is a Lender or (ii) (A) is organized under the Laws of the United States, any state thereof, the District of Columbia or any member nation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or is the principal banking Subsidiary of a bank holding company organized under the Laws of the United States, any state thereof, the District of Columbia or any member nation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and is a member of the Federal Reserve System, and (B) has combined capital and surplus of at least $250,000,000 (any such bank in the foregoing clauses (i) or (ii) being an “Approved Bank”), in each case with maturities not exceeding 24 months from the date of acquisition thereof;

 

(d)            commercial paper and variable or fixed rate notes issued by an Approved Bank (or by the parent company thereof) or any variable or fixed rate note issued by, or guaranteed by, a corporation (other than structured investment vehicles and other than corporations used in structured financing transactions) rated A-2 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or P-2 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrowers), in each case with average maturities of not more than 24 months from the date of acquisition thereof;

 

(e)            marketable short-term money market and similar funds having a rating of at least P-2 (or the equivalent thereof) or A-2 (or the equivalent thereof) from either Moody’s or S&P, respectively (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrowers);

 

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(f)             repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (b), (c) and (e) above entered into with any Approved Bank;

 

(g)            securities with average maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition issued or fully guaranteed (i) by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, by any political subdivision or taxing authority of any such state, commonwealth or territory or by (ii) any foreign government, in each case, having an Investment Grade Rating from either S&P or Moody’s (or the equivalent thereof) (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrowers);

 

(h)            Investments with average maturities of 12 months or less from the date of acquisition in money market funds rated AAA- (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or Aaa3 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Borrowers);

 

(i)             securities with maturities of 12 months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any Approved Bank;

 

(j)             instruments equivalent to those referred to in clauses (a) through (i) above denominated in euros or any other foreign currency comparable in credit quality and tenor to those referred to above and customarily used by corporations for cash management purposes in any jurisdiction outside the United States to the extent reasonably required in connection with any business conducted by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(k)            Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in money market investment programs which are registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or which are administered by financial institutions having capital of at least $250,000,000, and, in either case, the portfolios of which are limited such that substantially all of such Investments are of the character, quality and maturity described in clauses (a) through (j) of this definition; and

 

(l)             investment funds investing substantially all of their assets in securities of the types described in clauses (a) through (k) above.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cash Equivalents shall include amounts denominated in currencies other than those specified in clause (a) above; provided that, except for amounts used to pay non-Dollar-denominated obligations of the Borrowers or any of their Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business, such amounts are converted into any currency listed in clause (a) above as promptly as practicable and in any event within ten (10) Business Days following the receipt of such amounts.

 

Cash Management Services” means any treasury, depositary, disbursement, lockbox, funds transfer, pooling, netting, overdraft, stored value card, purchase card (including so-called “procurement cards” or “P-cards”), debit card, credit card, e-payable, cash management and similar services, foreign exchange facilities, and any automated clearing house transfer of funds.

 

Casualty Event” means any event that gives rise to the receipt by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of any equipment, fixed assets or Real Property (including any improvements thereon) to replace or repair such equipment, fixed assets or Real Property.

 

CFC” means a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957(a) of the Code.

 

CFC Holdco” means any Domestic Subsidiary if it has no material assets other than the Equity Interests (including any Indebtedness treated as equity for U.S. federal income tax purposes) and, if applicable, Indebtedness (and any cash or Cash Equivalents related thereto) of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries that is a CFC.

 

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Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty (excluding the taking effect after the date of this Agreement of a law, rule, regulation or treaty adopted prior to the date of this Agreement), (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority. It is understood and agreed that (i) the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111-203, H.R. 4173), all Laws relating thereto, all interpretations and applications thereof and any compliance by a Lender with any request or directive relating thereto and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III (collectively, “Basel III”), shall, in each case, for the purposes of this Agreement, be deemed to be adopted and taking effect subsequent to the Closing Date, provided that a Lender shall be entitled to compensation with respect to any such adoption taking effect, making or issuance becoming effective after the date of the this Agreement only if it is the applicable Lender’s general policy or practice to demand compensation in similar circumstances under comparable provisions of other financing agreements.

 

Change of Control” shall be deemed to occur if:

 

(a)(i) any Person (other than a Permitted Holder) or (ii) Persons (other than one or more Permitted Holders) constituting a “group” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date), but excluding any underwriters in connection with a Qualified Primary Equity Offering or a secondary public offering of Equity Interests of the Parent Borrower, any employee benefit plan of such Person and its Subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan, becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date), directly or indirectly, of Equity Interests representing more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Company (it being understood that to the extent any Permitted Holders are members of such group, any Equity Interests held by such Permitted Holders will be disregarded in calculating such beneficial ownership) and the percentage of aggregate ordinary voting power so held is greater than the percentage of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the Equity Interests of the Company beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, in the aggregate by the Permitted Holders, unless, and so long as, the Permitted Holders have the right or the ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to elect or designate for election at least a majority of the Board of Directors of the Company;

 

(b)            a “change of control” (or similar event) shall occur in any document pertaining to (i) Indebtedness that constitutes First Lien Obligations, ABL Obligations or Second Lien Obligations, (ii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt or (iii) any Refinancing Equivalent Debt or any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any of the foregoing, in each case of clauses (i) through (iii) with an aggregate outstanding principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount.

 

Notwithstanding the preceding or any provision of Section 13d-3 of the Exchange Act, (i) a Person or “group” shall not be deemed to beneficially own Equity Interests subject to a stock or asset purchase agreement, merger agreement, option agreement, warrant agreement or similar agreement (or voting or option or similar agreement related thereto) until the consummation of the acquisition of the Equity Interests in connection with the transactions contemplated by such agreement and (ii) the right to acquire Equity Interests (so long as such Person does not have the right to direct the voting of the Equity Interests subject to such right) or to exercise any veto power in connection with the acquisition or disposition of Equity Interests will not in itself cause a party to be a beneficial owner.

 

Class” means (a) when used with respect to Lenders, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment with respect to a particular Class of Loans or Commitments, (b) when used with respect to Commitments, refers to whether such Commitments are Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Extension Series, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments (of the same tranche), Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments (of the same tranche), Term B Commitments, Incremental Term Commitments (of the same tranche), Refinancing Term Commitments (of the same tranche) or Commitments in respect of Replacement Term Loans and (c) when used with respect to Loans or a Borrowing, refers to whether such Loans, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Extended Revolving Credit Loans of a given Extension Series, Incremental Revolving Loans (of the same tranche), Refinancing Revolving Loans (of the same tranche), Term B Loans, Extended Term Loans of a given Extension Series, Incremental Term Loans (of the same tranche), Refinancing Term Loans (of the same tranche) or Replacement Term Loans. Extended Revolving Credit Loans of a given Extension Series, each tranche of Incremental Revolving Loans, each tranche of Refinancing Revolving Loans, Term B Loans, Extended Term Loans of a given Extension Series, each tranche of Incremental Term Loans, each tranche of Refinancing Term Loans or Replacement Term Loans (together with the respective Commitments in respect thereof) shall, at the election of the Parent Borrower, be construed to be in different Classes; provided that any Incremental Term Loans effected as a Term Loan Increase to any existing Class of Term Loans and such existing Class of Term Loans shall in all events be part of the same Class.

 

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Closing Date” means October 27, 2021.

 

Closing Date Refinancing” means the refinancing in full of the Term Loans (as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) outstanding under the Original Credit Agreement as of the Closing Date, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon and fees related thereto from the proceeds of the Term Loans, the Unsecured Notes and cash on hand of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Closing Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.09(c).

 

Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the United States Treasury Department regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time.

 

Collateral” means the “Collateral” as defined in the Security Agreement and all the “Collateral” or “Pledged Collateral” (or equivalent term) as defined in any other Collateral Document and any other assets pledged pursuant to any Collateral Document, but in any event excluding Excluded Assets.

 

Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” means, at any time, subject to (x) the applicable limitations set forth in this Agreement and/or any other Loan Documents, (y) the time periods (and extensions thereof) set forth in Section 6.11 and Section 6.17 and (z) the terms of any applicable Intercreditor Agreement contemplated hereby, the requirement that:

 

(a)            the Administrative Agent shall have received each Collateral Document required to be delivered (i) on the Original Closing Date and (ii) at such time as may be designated therein, pursuant to the Collateral Documents or Sections 2.18, 6.11 or 6.13, subject, in each case, to the limitations and exceptions of this Agreement and the Collateral Documents, duly executed by each Loan Party party thereto;

 

(b)            all Secured Obligations (i) of the Borrowers shall have been unconditionally guaranteed by each Restricted Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower (other than a Borrower) that is then required to be a Guarantor and (ii) of any Borrower shall have been unconditionally guaranteed by each other Borrower;

 

(c)            the Secured Obligations and the Guaranty shall have been secured by a first-priority security interest (subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01) in (i) all of the Equity Interests of each wholly-owned Material Domestic Subsidiary (other than a Domestic Subsidiary described in the following clause (ii)) directly owned by any Borrower or any Guarantor, (ii) 65% of the issued and outstanding voting Equity Interests and 100% of the non-voting Equity Interests of each Restricted Subsidiary that is a wholly-owned Material Domestic Subsidiary that is directly owned by any Borrower or by any Guarantor that is a CFC Holdco and (iii) 65% of the issued and outstanding voting Equity Interests and 100% of the non-voting Equity Interests of each CFC that is a Restricted Subsidiary that is a wholly-owned Material Foreign Subsidiary that is directly owned by any Borrower or by any Guarantor, in each case other than constituting Excluded Assets pursuant to clause (vi)(D) of the definition thereof;

 

(d)            except to the extent otherwise provided hereunder, including subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01, or under any Collateral Document, the Secured Obligations and the Guaranty shall have been secured by a perfected first-priority security interest (to the extent such security interest may be perfected by delivering certificated securities, filing financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code or making any necessary filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or United States Copyright Office, or, to the extent required in the Security Agreement (or any other Collateral Document) or this Agreement) in the Collateral of any Borrower and each Guarantor (including accounts receivable (other than any Securitization Assets subject to a Qualified Securitization Financing), intercompany obligations, inventory, equipment, investment property, contract rights, applications and registrations of material intellectual property filed in the United States, other general intangibles and proceeds of the foregoing), in each case, (i) with the priority required by the Loan Documents and (ii) subject to exceptions and limitations otherwise set forth in this Agreement (for the avoidance of doubt, including the limitations and exceptions set forth in Section 4.01) and the Collateral Documents;

 

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provided, however, that (i) the foregoing definition shall not require, and the Loan Documents shall not contain any requirements as to, the creation or perfection of pledges of, security interests in, mortgages on, or the obtaining of title insurance, surveys, abstracts or appraisals or taking other actions with respect to any Excluded Assets (or take any other actions which are expressly not required pursuant to the definition thereof), (ii) no Loan Party shall be required to prepare or procure any environmental surveys or reports with respect to the real property of any Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary and (iii) the Liens required to be granted from time to time pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall be subject to exceptions and limitations set forth in this Agreement and the Collateral Documents.

 

The Administrative Agent may grant extensions of time for the perfection of security interests in particular assets and the delivery of assets (including extensions beyond the Closing Date for the perfection of security interests in the assets of the Loan Parties on such date) or any other compliance with the requirements of this definition where it reasonably determines, in consultation with the Administrative Borrower, that perfection or compliance cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement, the Collateral Documents or the other Loan Documents.

 

No actions in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or required by the Laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction shall be required in order to create any security interests in assets located or titled outside of the U.S. or to perfect such security interests, including any intellectual property registered in any non-U.S. jurisdiction (it being understood that there shall be no security agreements or pledge agreements governed under the Laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction or any requirement to make any filings in any foreign jurisdiction, including with respect to foreign intellectual property). No actions shall be required with respect to Collateral requiring perfection through control agreements or perfection by “control” (as defined in the UCC) (including deposit accounts or other bank accounts or securities accounts), other than in respect of (x) promissory notes and other evidences of Indebtedness owed to a Loan Party and required to be pledged pursuant to the Collateral Documents and (y) certificated Equity Interests of the Borrowers (other than the Parent Borrower) and wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiaries that are Material Subsidiaries or Guarantors directly owned by any Borrower or by any Guarantor otherwise required to be pledged pursuant to the provisions of clause (c) of this definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” and not otherwise constituting an Excluded Asset. No Loan Party shall be required to comply with the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended from time to time (31 U.S.C. § 3727 et seq.), or any similar statute. The foregoing definition shall not require nor shall it permit the Administrative Agent to enter into any source code escrow arrangement or register or apply to register any intellectual property.

 

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the Borrowers may cause any Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary and is not otherwise required to be a Guarantor to Guarantee the Obligations in accordance with the last sentence of the definition of “Guarantor” in which case such entity shall be treated as a Guarantor hereunder for all purposes.

 

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Intellectual Property Security Agreements, collateral assignments, Security Agreement Supplements, security agreements, pledge agreements, intellectual property security agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.18, Section 4.01(a)(v), Section 6.11 or Section 6.13 and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

 

Commitment” means a Revolving Credit Commitment or Term Commitment, as the context may require.

 

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Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent and agreed by the Administrative Borrower (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent and agreed by the Administrative Borrower), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower.

 

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.

 

Compensation Period” has the meaning specified in Section 2.12(b)(ii).

 

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D-1 hereto.

 

Consolidated Cash Interest Expense” means, for any period, the sum, without duplication, of

 

(i)             the cash interest expense (including that attributable to Capitalized Leases), net of cash interest income, of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries, including all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing and net cash costs (net of payments received) under interest rate Swap Contracts with respect to Indebtedness,

 

(ii)            any cash payments made during such period in respect of the accretion or accrual of discounted liabilities referred to in clause (b) below relating to Funded Debt that were amortized or accrued in a previous period, and

 

(iii)            any Restricted Payment made pursuant to Section 7.06(b)(xx)(A) the proceeds of which are used to make payments in respect of Indebtedness which payments would constitute Consolidated Cash Interest Expense if such Indebtedness was Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower;

 

provided that there shall be excluded from Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for any period:

 

(a)            deferred financing costs, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees (including amendment and contract fees) and expenses and, in each case, the amortization thereof, and any other amounts of non-cash interest,

 

(b)            the accretion or accrual of discounted liabilities and any prepayment premium or penalty during such period,

 

(c)            non-cash interest expense attributable to the movement of the mark-to-market valuation of obligations under Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments pursuant to FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 815,

 

(d)            any cash costs associated with breakage in respect of hedging agreements for interest rates,

 

(e)            all cash interest expense consisting of (x) liquidated damages for failure to timely comply with registration rights obligations and (y) one-time financing fees, all as calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP,

 

(f)             Transaction Expenses,

 

(g)            annual agency fees paid to administrative agents and collateral agents under any credit facilities or other debt instruments or documents,

 

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(h)            costs associated with obtaining Swap Contracts,

 

(i)             any expense resulting from the discounting of any Indebtedness in connection with the application of recapitalization accounting or, if applicable, purchase accounting in connection with the Transactions or any acquisition, and

 

(j)             commissions, discounts, yield and other fees and charges (including any interest expense) related to any Qualified Securitization Financing.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, for purposes of determining Consolidated Cash Interest Expense the effects of purchase accounting or recapitalization accounting shall be excluded.

 

Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the total amount of depreciation and amortization expense of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, including the amortization or write-off of (a) intangible assets and non-cash organization costs, (b) deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses, bridge, commitment and other financing fees, discounts, yield and other fees and charges, (c) unrecognized prior service costs and actuarial gains and losses related to pensions and other post-employment benefits, (d) Capitalized Software Expenditures, capitalized customer acquisition costs and incentive payments and capitalized conversion costs and contract acquisition costs and (e) favorable or unfavorable lease assets or liabilities of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period:

 

(a)            increased (without duplication) by the following, in each case (other than in the case of clauses (a)(vii), (ix) and (xi) below) to the extent deducted (and not added back) in determining Consolidated Net Income, for such period with respect to such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries:

 

(i)             total interest expense determined in accordance with GAAP (including, to the extent deducted and not added back in computing Consolidated Net Income, (A) amortization of OID resulting from the issuance of Indebtedness at less than par, (B) all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit or bankers acceptances, (C) non-cash interest payments, (D) the interest component of Capitalized Leases, (E) net payments, if any, pursuant to interest Swap Contracts with respect to Indebtedness, (F) amortization of deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, commissions and fees and (G) the interest component of any pension or other post-employment benefit expense) and, to the extent not reflected in such total interest expense, any losses on hedging obligations or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk, net of interest income and gains on such hedging obligations or other derivative instruments, and costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities (whether amortized or immediately expensed), plus

 

(ii)            provision for taxes based on income or profits or capital gain, including, federal, state, local, franchise, property and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes (including any future taxes or other levies which replace or are intended to be in lieu of such taxes and any penalties and interest related to such taxes or arising from tax examinations), plus

 

(iii)           Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense for such period, plus

 

(iv)          the amount of any non-controlling interest or minority interest expense consisting of Subsidiary income attributable to minority equity interests of third parties in any non-wholly-owned Subsidiaries, plus

 

(v)           [reserved], plus

 

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(vi)          any costs or expenses incurred pursuant to any management equity plan, stock option plan or any other management, director or employee benefit plan, agreement or any stock subscription or stockholders agreement, to the extent that such costs or expenses are funded with cash proceeds contributed to the capital of such Person or net cash proceeds of an issuance of Equity Interests of such Person (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) solely to the extent that such cash proceeds are excluded from the calculation set forth in Section 7.06(a) and shall not be, and have not been, designated an Excluded Contribution, plus

 

(vii)         the amount of “run rate” cost savings, synergies and operating expense reductions or other operating improvements (including, in each case, as a result of any Specified Transaction) projected by the Administrative Borrower in good faith to result from actions taken, committed to be taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected in good faith to be taken no later than twenty-four (24) months after the end of such period (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions or other operating improvements and synergies had been realized on the first day of such period for which Consolidated EBITDA is being determined and if such cost savings, operating expense reductions or other operating improvements and synergies were realized during the entirety of such period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions; provided that such cost savings, operating expense reductions or other operating improvements and synergies are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Borrower (it is understood and agreed that “run-rate” means the full recurring benefit for a period that is associated with any action taken, committed to be taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken); provided the amounts under this clause (vii) in any Test Period, together with any increase pursuant to Section 1.08(c)(E) shall in the aggregate not exceed 35.0% of Consolidated EBITDA for such Test Period (calculated after giving effect to adjustments under this clause (vii) and all other applicable adjustments pursuant to this definition of “Consolidated EBITDA”); plus

 

(viii)        [reserved]; plus

 

(ix)           cash receipts (or any netting arrangements resulting in reduced cash expenditures) not representing Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Net Income in any period to the extent non-cash gains relating to such income were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to paragraph (b) below for any previous period and not added back, plus

 

(x)            the amount of loss on sales of Securitization Assets and related assets to any Securitization Subsidiary in connection with a Qualified Securitization Financing, plus

 

(xi)           such other adjustments and addbacks (i) evidenced or contained in a due diligence quality of earnings report made available to the Administrative Agent prepared by (x) a “big four” nationally recognized accounting firm or (y) any other accounting firm reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent or (ii) consistent with Regulation S-X,

 

(b)            decreased (without duplication) by, to the extent included in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period, any non-cash gains with respect to cash actually received in a prior period unless such cash did not increase, or was otherwise not included in, Consolidated EBITDA in any prior period.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, for purposes of determining Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent Borrower under this Agreement for any period that includes any of the fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019, Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent Borrower for such fiscal quarters shall be deemed to be $51,635,000, $54,427,000, $63,392,000 and $44,756,000, respectively, in each case, for such periods as may be subject to addbacks and adjustments (without duplication) pursuant to Section 1.08 for the applicable Test Period.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, (i) Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated, including pro forma adjustments, in accordance with Section 1.08 and (ii) reference to Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent Borrower means such Consolidated EBITDA calculated on a consolidated basis with respect to the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

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Consolidated First Lien Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, any Indebtedness described in clause (a) of the definition of “Consolidated Total Net Debt” outstanding on such date plus, without duplication, the aggregate undrawn amount of Designated Revolving Commitments in effect on such date, in each case, that is secured by any Applicable Lien minus the aggregate amount of cash and Cash Equivalents (other than Restricted Cash), in each case, included on the consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date; provided that Consolidated First Lien Net Debt shall not include Indebtedness (i) in respect of letters of credit, except to the extent of obligations in respect of amounts drawn under standby letters of credit that are unreimbursed for at least two (2) Business Days after such amount is drawn, (ii) owed by Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (iii) obligations in respect of Cash Management Services and (iv) in respect of any Qualified Securitization Financing; it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that obligations under Swap Contracts do not constitute Consolidated First Lien Net Debt. For the avoidance of doubt, Indebtedness under the ABL Credit Agreement shall be included in Consolidated First Lien Net Debt.

 

Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the Net Income of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, on a consolidated basis, and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP; provided, however, that, without duplication:

 

(a)            any net after-tax effect of extraordinary, non-recurring, exceptional or unusual gains or losses, charges or expenses (including all fees and expenses related thereto), losses, charges or expenses relating to any strategic initiatives (including any multi-year strategic initiatives), Transaction Expenses, restructuring costs and reserves, relocation costs, severance costs and expenses, one-time compensation charges, closing and consolidation costs for facilities, signing, upfront, retention or completion bonuses, executive recruiting and retention costs (including payments made to employees pursuant to non-compete agreements), transition costs, costs incurred in connection with non-ordinary course intellectual property development, integration costs (whether in connection with Permitted Acquisitions, other acquisitions or otherwise), business optimization expenses (including costs and expenses relating to business optimization programs, and new systems design, retention charges, system establishment costs (including information technology systems), technology upgrades and implementation costs and project start-up costs), operating expenses attributable to the implementation of cost-savings initiatives, consulting fees and curtailments and modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans, in all cases above for such period, shall be excluded;

 

(b)            the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period whether effected through a cumulative effect adjustment or a retroactive application, in each case in accordance with GAAP, shall be excluded;

 

(c)            any net after-tax effect of any fees (including finder’s fees, broker’s fees or any other fees), expenses or charges incurred during such period (including, without limitation, any premiums, make-whole or penalty payments), or any amortization thereof for such period, in connection with any Investment, Permitted Acquisition or any other acquisition (other than any such other acquisition in the ordinary course of business) permitted under this Agreement, Disposition (other than in the ordinary course of business), or other transfer (other than any such transfer in the ordinary course of business), incurrence or repayment of indebtedness (including such fees, expenses or charges related to the offering and issuance of the Term B Loans, ABL Revolving Credit Commitments, the Unsecured Notes and the syndication and incurrence of any securities or credit facilities), issuance of Equity Interests, recapitalization, refinancing transaction or amendment or modification of any debt instrument (including any amendment or other modification of any securities, the ABL Credit Agreement, the Unsecured Notes, any other credit facilities or any other debt instrument) and including, in each case, any such transaction whether consummated on, after or prior to the Closing Date and any such transaction undertaken but not completed, and any charges or non-recurring merger costs incurred during such period as a result of any such transaction, in each case whether or not successful or consummated (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the effects of expensing all transaction related expenses in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805, Business Combinations), shall be excluded;

 

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(d)            accruals and reserves that are established or adjusted within 12 months after the Closing Date that are so required to be established or adjusted as a result of the Transactions (or within 12 months after the closing of any Permitted Acquisition or any other acquisition (other than any such other acquisition in the ordinary course of business) that are so required to be established or adjusted as a result of such Permitted Acquisition or such other acquisition) in accordance with GAAP shall be excluded;

 

(e)            any net after-tax effect of gains or losses on disposal, abandonment (including asset retirement costs) or discontinuance of disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations, as applicable, in each case other than in the ordinary course of business, as determined in good faith by the Administrative Borrower, shall be excluded;

 

(f)             any net after-tax effect of gains or losses (less all fees, expenses and charges relating thereto) attributable to asset dispositions or abandonments or the sale or other disposition of any Equity Interests of any Person, in each case other than in the ordinary course of business, as determined in good faith by the Administrative Borrower, shall be excluded;

 

(g)            the Net Income for such period of any Person that is an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be excluded, and the Net Income for such period of any Person that is not a Subsidiary or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of a Person shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments that are actually paid in cash or Cash Equivalents (or to the extent subsequently converted into cash or Cash Equivalents) to such Person or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period by any Subsidiary of such Person that is not a Subsidiary or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting;

 

(h)            solely for the purpose of determining the amount available for Restricted Payments under Section 7.06(a)(iii)(A) and the calculation of Excess Cash Flow, the Net Income for such period of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Borrower (other than the Parent Borrower) or any Guarantor) shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Restricted Subsidiary of its Net Income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (which has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by the operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule, or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders (other than restrictions that have been waived or otherwise released); provided that Consolidated Net Income of a Person will be increased by the amount of dividends or other distributions or other payments actually paid in cash or Cash Equivalents (or to the extent converted into cash or Cash Equivalents), or, without duplication, the amount that could have been paid in cash without violating any such restriction or requiring any such approval, to such Person in respect of such period, to the extent not already included therein;

 

(i)             effects of adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries) in such Person’s consolidated financial statements pursuant to GAAP attributable to the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any consummated Permitted Acquisition or other acquisition (other than any such other acquisition in the ordinary course of business) or Investments permitted under this Agreement consummated prior to or after the Closing Date or the amortization or write-off or write-down of any amounts thereof pursuant to GAAP, net of taxes, shall be excluded;

 

(j)             any net after-tax effect of income (loss) from the early extinguishment or conversion of (i) Indebtedness, (ii) Swap Contracts or (iii) other derivative instruments shall be excluded;

 

(k)            any impairment charge or asset write-off or write-down (other than write-offs, write-downs or impairments with respect to accounts receivable in the normal course or inventory), including impairment charges or asset write-offs or write-downs related to intangible assets, long-lived assets, investments in debt and equity securities or as a result of a change in law or regulation or in connection with any disposition of assets, in each case, pursuant to GAAP, and the amortization of intangibles arising pursuant to GAAP shall be excluded,

 

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(l)             other non-cash expenses, charges and losses during such period shall be excluded, in each case other than (A) any non-cash expense, charge or loss charge either (i) expressly excluded from Consolidated Net Income pursuant to another clause of this definition or (ii) expressly added back to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to the definition thereof or (B) any non-cash charge representing amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid and not expensed in a prior period; provided that if any non-cash charges or expenses referred to in this clause (l) represents an accrual or reserve for potential cash item in any future period, (i) such Person may elect not to exclude such non-cash charge or expense in the current period or (ii) to the extent such Person elects to exclude such non-cash charge, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from Consolidated Net Income in such future period to such extent paid;

 

(m)           other non-cash gains during such period shall be excluded other than (x) to the extent expressly excluded from Consolidated Net Income pursuant to another clause of this definition, (y) to the extent expressly deducted from Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to the definition thereof, or (z) any non-cash gains that represent the reversal of an accrual or reserve for any anticipated cash charges in any prior period (other than any such accrual or reserve that has been, or, had this Agreement been in effect at such time, would be, excluded in calculating Consolidated Net Income in accordance with this definition); provided that in the case of any non-cash gain, the cash receipt in such future period in respect of any non-cash gain which was excluded from the calculation of Consolidated Net Income pursuant to this clause (m) shall be added to Consolidated Net Income in such future period to such extent received;

 

(n)            any equity-based or non-cash compensation charge or expense, including any such charge or expense arising from grants of stock appreciation rights, equity incentive programs or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock or other rights to, and any cash charges associated with the rollover, acceleration, or payout of, Equity Interests by management of such Person or of a Restricted Subsidiary or any of its direct or indirect parent companies in connection with the Transactions, shall be excluded;

 

(o)            any expenses, charges or losses to the extent covered by insurance or indemnity and actually reimbursed, or, so long as such Person has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be paid for or reimbursed by the insurer or indemnifying party and only to the extent that such amount is in fact paid for or reimbursed within 365 days of the date of such determination (with a deduction to be applied to Consolidated Net Income in the applicable future period for any amount so added back in any prior period to the extent not so paid for or reimbursed within the applicable 365-day period), shall be excluded;

 

(p)            any net pension or other post-employment benefit costs representing amortization of unrecognized prior service costs, actuarial losses, including amortization of such amounts arising in prior periods, amortization of the unrecognized net obligation (and loss or cost) existing at the date of initial application of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards Nos. 87, 106 and 112, and any other items of a similar nature, shall be excluded;

 

(q)            any non-cash compensation expense resulting from the application of FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation or FASB Accounting Standards Codification Subtopic 505-50, Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees, shall be excluded; and

 

(r)             the following items shall be excluded:

 

(i)             any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from Swap Contracts and the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging;

 

(ii)            any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from currency transaction or translation gains or losses including those related to currency remeasurements of Indebtedness (including any net loss or gain resulting from (A) Swap Contracts for currency exchange risk and (B) resulting from intercompany indebtedness among such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries) and any other foreign currency transaction or translation gains and losses, to the extent such gain or losses are non-cash items;

 

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(iii)           any non-cash adjustments resulting from the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 460, Guarantees, or any comparable regulation; and

 

(iv)          earn-out obligations and other contingent consideration obligations (including to the extent accounted for as bonuses, compensation or otherwise (and including deferred performance incentives in connection with Permitted Acquisitions whether or not a service component is required from the transferor or its related party)) and adjustments thereof and purchase price adjustments.

 

In addition, to the extent not already included in the Consolidated Net Income of such Person in any period and so long as the expenses, charges and losses with respect to which such amounts relate have not been excluded from Consolidated Net Income of such Person in any period, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, Consolidated Net Income shall include the amount of proceeds received from business interruption insurance and reimbursements of any expenses and charges that are covered by indemnification or other reimbursement provisions in connection with any acquisition, Permitted Acquisition, Investment or any sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the purpose of Section 7.06 only (other than Section 7.06(a)(iii)(D)), there shall be excluded from Consolidated Net Income any income arising from any sale or other disposition of, or other Returns on Investments from, Restricted Investments made by such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, any repurchases and redemptions of Restricted Investments from such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, any repayments of loans and advances, and releases of guarantees, which constitute Restricted Investments by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, any sale of the stock of an Unrestricted Subsidiary or any distribution or dividend from an Unrestricted Subsidiary, in each case only to the extent such amounts increase the amount of Restricted Payments permitted under Section 7.06(a)(iii)(D) thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Net Income shall be calculated, including pro forma adjustments, in accordance with Section 1.08 other than for purposes of the definition of Excess Cash Flow.

 

Consolidated Senior Secured Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, any Indebtedness described in clause (a) of the definition of “Consolidated Total Net Debt” outstanding on such date plus, without duplication, the aggregate undrawn amount of Designated Revolving Commitments in effect on such date, in each case, that is secured by a Lien on any asset or property of the Parent Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than property or assets held in a defeasance or similar trust or arrangement for the benefit of the Indebtedness secured thereby so long as such property or assets are not deducted below) and all secured Incremental Equivalent Debt and any secured Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof incurred in reliance on Section 7.03(w), but excluding any such Indebtedness that is expressly junior in right of payment to the Obligations, the ABL Obligations and the Second Lien Obligations, if any minus the aggregate amount of cash and Cash Equivalents (other than Restricted Cash), in each case, included on the consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date; provided that Consolidated Senior Secured Net Debt shall not include Indebtedness (i) in respect of letters of credit, except to the extent of obligations in respect of amounts drawn under standby letters of credit that are unreimbursed for at least two (2) Business Days after such amount is drawn, (ii) owed by Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (iii) obligations in respect of Cash Management Services and (iv) in respect of any Qualified Securitization Financing; it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that obligations under Swap Contracts do not constitute Consolidated Senior Secured Net Debt.

 

Consolidated Total Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, (a) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding on such date, in an amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet (but excluding the notes thereto) prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but excluding the effects of any discounting of Indebtedness resulting from the application of purchase accounting or recapitalization accounting in connection with the Transactions or any Permitted Acquisition or any other acquisition permitted under this Agreement) consisting only of Indebtedness for borrowed money and obligations in respect of Capitalized Leases or other purchase money Indebtedness, plus, without duplication, the aggregate undrawn amount of Designated Revolving Commitments in effect on such date, minus (b) the aggregate amount of cash and Cash Equivalents (other than Restricted Cash), in each case, included on the consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date; provided that Consolidated Total Net Debt shall not include Indebtedness (i) in respect of letters of credit, except to the extent of obligations in respect of amounts drawn under standby letters that are unreimbursed for at least two (2) Business Days after such amount is drawn, (ii) owed by Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (iii) obligations in respect of Cash Management Services and (iv) in respect of any Qualified Securitization Financing; it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that obligations under Swap Contracts do not constitute Consolidated Total Net Debt.

 

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Consolidated Working Capital” means, with respect to the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, Current Assets at such date of determination minus Current Liabilities at such date of determination; provided that increases or decreases in Consolidated Working Capital shall be calculated without regard to any changes in Current Assets or Current Liabilities as a result of (a) any reclassification in accordance with GAAP of assets or liabilities, as applicable, between current and noncurrent and (b) the effects of purchase accounting or recapitalization accounting.

 

Contingent Obligations” means, with respect to any Person, any obligation of such Person guaranteeing any leases, dividends or other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness (“primary obligations”) of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including any obligation of such Person, whether or not contingent,

 

(a)            to purchase any such primary obligation or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor;

 

(b)            to advance or supply funds

 

(i)             for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation, or

 

(ii)            to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor; or

 

(c)            to purchase property, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof.

 

Contract Consideration” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Excess Cash Flow.”

 

Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

 

Control”, “Controlled” and “Controlling” have the meaning specified in the definition of “Affiliate.”

 

Controlled Investment Affiliate” means, as to any Person, any other Person, which directly or indirectly is in Control of, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with such Person and is organized by such Person (or any Person Controlling such Person) primarily for making direct or indirect equity or debt investments in a Borrower and/or other companies.

 

Covered Entity” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22(b).

 

Covered Party” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22(a).

 

Credit Extension” means a Borrowing.

 

Credit Party” has the meaning specified in Section 9.15.

 

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Current Assets” means, with respect to the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, all assets (other than cash and Cash Equivalents) that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified on a consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as current assets at such date of determination, other than (i) amounts related to current or deferred Taxes based on income or profits, (ii) assets held for sale, (iii) loans (permitted) to third parties, (iv) pension assets, (v) deferred bank fees, (vi) derivative financial instruments, (vii) prepaid expenses and (viii) in the event that a Securitization Financing is accounted for off balance sheet, (x) gross accounts receivable comprising Securitization Assets sold pursuant to such Securitization Financing less (y) collections against the amount sold pursuant to clause (x).

 

Current Liabilities” means, with respect to the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, all liabilities that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries as current liabilities at such date of determination, other than (a) the current portion of any Funded Debt and derivative financial instruments, (b) the current portion of accrued interest, (c) liabilities relating to current or deferred Taxes based on income or profits, (d) accruals of any costs or expenses related to restructuring reserves or severance, (e) deferred revenue, (f) any ABL Revolving Loans, Revolving Credit Exposure, Revolving Credit Loans or any other liabilities in respect of revolving loans, swingline loans or letter of credit obligations under any revolving credit facility, (g) the current portion of any Capitalized Lease Obligation, (h) the current portion of any other long-term liabilities, (i) liabilities in respect of unpaid earn-outs, (j) amounts related to derivative financial instruments and assets held for sale, (k)  the current portion of pension liabilities, and (l) liabilities related to assets held for sale.

 

Daily Simple SOFRwith respect to any applicable determination date means the secured overnight financing rate (“SOFR”) published on such date by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s website (or any successor source).

 

Debt Assumption” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(c)(ii).

 

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

 

Declined Proceeds” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vii).

 

Default” means any event that is, or with the passage of time or the giving of notice or both, in each case, as set forth under Section 8.01, without cure or waiver, would be an Event of Default.

 

Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (c) 2.00% per annum; provided that with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2.00% per annum, in each case, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

Default Right” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22(b).

 

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.17(b), any Lender that, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent (a) has refused (which refusal may be given verbally or in writing and has not been retracted) or failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder or any other amounts required to be paid by it, which refusal or failure is not cured within two (2) Business Days after the date of such refusal or failure, (b) has notified the Borrowers or Administrative Agent (which notification has not been withdrawn in writing) that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder or under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent, to confirm that it will comply with its funding obligations; provided that a Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such confirmation by the Administrative Agent or the Borrowers, or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, after the date of this Agreement, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or a custodian appointed for it; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action.

 

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Designated Preferred Stock” means Preferred Stock of the Parent Borrower or any direct or indirect parent company thereof (in each case other than Disqualified Equity Interests) that is issued for cash (other than to the Parent Borrower, a Restricted Subsidiary or an employee stock ownership plan or trust established by the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary) and is designated as Designated Preferred Stock pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent on or promptly after the issue date thereof, the cash proceeds of which are excluded from the calculation set forth in Section 7.06(a)(iii) and shall not be, and have not been, designated an Excluded Contribution.

 

Designated Revolving Commitments” means any commitments to make loans or extend credit on a revolving basis to any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries by any Person other than any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that have been designated pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent as “Designated Revolving Commitments” until such time as the Administrative Borrower subsequently delivers a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent to the effect that such commitments shall no longer constitute “Designated Revolving Commitments.”

 

Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(2).

 

Discount Range” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Discount Range Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Discount Range Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of a Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(C) substantially in the form of Exhibit E-4.

 

Discount Range Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by a Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit E-5, submitted in response to an invitation to submit offers following the Auction Agent’s receipt of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice.

 

Discount Range Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Discount Range Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(3).

 

Discounted Prepayment Determination Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Discounted Prepayment Effective Date” means in the case of a Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment, Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offer or Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offer, five (5) Business Days following the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date or the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, as applicable, in accordance with Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1), Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1) or Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1), respectively, unless a shorter period is agreed to between the Administrative Borrower and the Auction Agent.

 

Discounted Term Loan Prepayment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(A).

 

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Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any sale or issuance of Equity Interests in a Restricted Subsidiary) of any property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith, whether in a single transaction or a series of related transactions; provided that “Disposition” and “Dispose” shall not include any issuance by the Parent Borrower of any of its Equity Interests to another Person.

 

Disqualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than (i) solely for Qualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares or (ii) solely at the discretion of the issuer), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control, asset sale or similar event so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control, asset sale or similar event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans (and all other Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim has been asserted) that are accrued and payable) and the termination of the Commitments), (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than (i) solely for Qualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares or (ii) as a result of a change of control, asset sale or similar event so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control, asset sale or similar event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans (and all other Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim has been asserted) that are accrued and payable) and the termination of the Commitments), in whole or in part, (c) provides for the scheduled payments of dividends in cash or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case, prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time of issuance of such Equity Interests; provided that any Equity Interests held by any future, current or former employee, director, officer, member of management, independent contractor or consultant (or their respective Controlled Investment Affiliates or Immediate Family Members) of the Parent Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries, any direct or indirect parent companies of the Parent Borrower or any other entity in which the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has an Investment and is designated in good faith as an “affiliate” by the Board of Directors (or the compensation committee thereof) of the applicable Borrower, in each case pursuant to any co-invest agreement, equity subscription or shareholders’ agreement, any management, shareholder, director or employee equity plan, any stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Parent Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent thereof) or a Subsidiary in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s, director’s, officer’s, management member’s, independent contractor’s or consultant’s termination of employment or service, as applicable, death or disability.

 

Disqualified Institutions” means (i) any competitors of any Borrower, the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries or Walgreens Co. that have been specified in writing by the Administrative Borrower (a) to the Lead Arranger prior to the Closing Date or (b) to the Administrative Agent after the Closing Date (and any such entity’s Affiliates that are identified as such pursuant to this clause (i) or those that are clearly identifiable as such on the basis of their name (in each case, other than bona fide diversified debt funds)) (other than those excluded pursuant to clause (ii) hereof), (ii) those particular banks, financial institutions, other institutional lenders and other Persons that have been specified in writing by the Administrative Borrower (a) to the Lead Arranger prior to the Closing Date or (b) as mutually agreed by the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent (from and after the Closing Date) (and any such entity’s Affiliates that are identified as such pursuant to this clause (ii) or those that are clearly identifiable as such on the basis of their name) and (iii) Excluded Affiliates; provided that any Person that is a Lender or Participant and subsequently becomes a Disqualified Institution (but was not a Disqualified Institution at the time it became a Lender or Participant) shall be deemed to not be a Disqualified Institution hereunder with respect to any Loans, Commitments or participations held by it prior to becoming a Disqualified Institution.

 

Documentation Agent” means BofA Securities, Inc., in its capacity as a documentation agent under this Agreement.

 

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

 

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Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the Laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.

 

Early Opt-in Effective Date” means, with respect to any Early Opt-in Election, the sixth Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising Required Lenders.

 

Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:

 

(1)           a determination by the Administrative Agent, or a notification by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent that the Borrower has made a determination, that U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities currently being executed, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 3.03(c), are being executed or amended (as applicable) to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR, and

 

(2)            the joint election by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower to replace LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement and the provision by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders.

 

ECF Payment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(i).

 

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

 

Elective Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in the defined term “Guarantors”.

 

Eligible Assignee” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(a)(i).

 

EMU” means the economic and monetary union as contemplated in the Treaty on European Union.

 

Engagement Parties” means Bank of America, N.A. and the Arranger.

 

Environment” means indoor air, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water, land surface, subsurface strata, and natural resources such as wetlands, flora and fauna.

 

Environmental Laws” means any applicable Law (including common law) relating to the prevention of pollution or the protection of the Environment and natural resources, and the protection of human health and safety as it relates to Hazardous Materials, including any applicable provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq., the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq., the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq., the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq., the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, 33 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., and all analogous state or local statutes, and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

 

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Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of investigation and remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Loan Parties or any Restricted Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage or treatment of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, or (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials, including, in each case, any such liability which any Loan Party has retained either contractually or by operation of law.

 

Environmental Permit” means any permit, approval, identification number, license or other authorization required under any Environmental Law.

 

Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares, interests, rights, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests or units in) such Person and all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase, acquisition or exchange from such Person of any of the foregoing (including through convertible securities), excluding from the foregoing any debt securities convertible into Equity Interests, whether or not such debt securities include any right of participation with Equity Interests, until any such conversion.

 

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that is under common control with a Loan Party within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or Section 4001 of ERISA (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).

 

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or written notification to a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA) or in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (d) a determination that any Pension Plan is in “at risk” status (within the meaning of Section 430(i)(4) of the Code or Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA); (e)  the filing of a written notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan amendment as a termination under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, or the receipt of written notice by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate regarding the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) an event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for, and that could reasonably be expected to result in, the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) with respect to a Pension Plan, the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, whether or not waived; (h) the failure by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate to make when due any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan, (i) the occurrence of a nonexempt prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA) which could result in liability to a Loan Party; or (j) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate.

 

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

 

Euro” means the lawful single currency of the EMU.

 

Eurocurrency Rate” means:

 

(a)            for any Interest Period with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), as published on the applicable Bloomberg screen page (or such other commercially available source providing quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) (in such case, the “LIBOR Rate”) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; and

 

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(b)            for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any date, the rate per annum equal to the LIBOR Rate, at or about 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to such date for Dollar deposits with a term of one (1) month commencing that day;

 

provided that to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.03, “Eurocurrency Rate” shall mean the “LIBOR Successor Rate”; provided, further, that in all cases (a) or (b), the Eurocurrency Rate shall not be less than 0.50% per annum.

 

Eurocurrency Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate.”

 

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.

 

Excess Cash Flow” means, for any period, an amount equal to:

 

(a)            the sum, without duplication, of

 

(i)            Consolidated Net Income for such period;

 

(ii)            an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash expenses, charges or losses (including depreciation and amortization) to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, but excluding any such non-cash charges representing an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period;

 

(iii)           decreases in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such decreases arising from acquisitions (outside of the ordinary course of business), Permitted Acquisitions or Dispositions by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries completed during such period or the application of purchase accounting or recapitalization accounting);

 

(iv)           [Reserved];

 

(v)            an amount equal to all cash received for such period on account of any net non-cash gain or income from Investments deducted in a previous period pursuant to clause (b)(iv) of this definition;

 

(vi)           an amount deducted as tax expense in determining Consolidated Net Income to the extent in excess of cash taxes paid in such period;

 

(vii)          cash payments received in respect of Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments during such fiscal year to the extent not included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income;

 

(viii)          amounts deducted from Consolidated Net Income during such period representing expenditures made during any prior period for which a deduction from Excess Cash Flow was made in such period pursuant to clause (b)(ix), (xii), (xiii) or (xiv) below; and

 

(ix)            any amounts required to be added back to Excess Cash Flow in such period pursuant to clause (b)(xi) below;

 

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(b)            the sum (to the extent not deducted or excluded in determining Consolidated Net Income), without duplication, of

 

(i)            an amount equal to (x) the amount of all non-cash credits (including, to the extent constituting non-cash credits, without limitation, amortization of deferred revenue acquired as a result of the Transaction or any Permitted Acquisition) included in arriving at Consolidated Net Income in such period (but excluding any non-cash credit to the extent representing the reversal of an accrual or reserve described in clause (a)(ii) above) and (y) cash charges, losses or expenses excluded in arriving at Consolidated Net Income in such period by virtue of clauses (a) through (r) of the definition of Consolidated Net Income;

 

(ii)            without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clause (xi) below in prior fiscal years or pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i), the amount of Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property to the extent not expensed or accrued during such period and/or made in cash during such period, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of long term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(iii)           the aggregate amount of all principal payments (including (I) the principal component of payments in respect of Capitalized Leases and (II) the amount of any scheduled repayment of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.07) and repayments of Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of long term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of a Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, but excluding principal payments and repayments of (A) Revolving Credit Loans or other Revolving Credit Exposure (unless there is a corresponding reduction in commitments thereunder and to the extent not otherwise deducted from the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i)(B) in any prior fiscal year), (B) Indebtedness in respect of the ABL Revolving Loans or any other revolving credit facility (unless there is a corresponding reduction in commitments thereunder and to the extent not otherwise deducted from the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i)(B) in any prior fiscal year), (C) all prepayments of Term Loans by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (D) Indebtedness to the extent otherwise deducted from the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i)(B) in any prior fiscal year and (E) any Junior Financing to the extent not permitted to be made pursuant to Section 7.06, in each case, including any debt buyback conducted pursuant to a Dutch auction or open market purchase based on actual amounts paid;

 

(iv)          an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash gain or income from Investments (other than Investments made in the ordinary course of business) to the extent included in arriving at Consolidated Net Income;

 

(v)            increases in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such increases arising from acquisitions (outside the ordinary course of business), Permitted Acquisitions or Dispositions by a Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period or the application of purchase accounting or recapitalization accounting);

 

(vi)           cash payments by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of long-term liabilities of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries other than Indebtedness to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted (or were excluded) in calculating Consolidated Net Income and except to the extent financed with the proceeds of long term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(vii)          [reserved];

 

(viii)         [reserved];

 

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(ix)            the aggregate amount of expenditures actually made by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in cash during such period (including expenditures for the payment of financing fees) to the extent that such expenditures are not expensed during such period or are not deducted (or were excluded) in calculating Consolidated Net Income during such period except to the extent financed with the proceeds of long term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(x)            the aggregate amount of any premium, make-whole or penalty payments actually paid in cash by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that are required to be made in connection with any prepayment of Indebtedness except to the extent such payments were financed with the proceeds of long term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(xi)            without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, at the option of the Administrative Borrower, the aggregate consideration required to be paid in cash by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to a Person that is not the Parent Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof pursuant to binding contracts or executed letters-of-intent (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period, or, at the Parent Borrower’s option, after the end of such period and prior to the date of such Excess Cash Flow payment for such period, relating to Permitted Acquisitions or other permitted Investments, Restricted Payments, Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property to the extent not expensed and expected to be consummated or made, in each case during the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Parent Borrower following the end of such period; provided that to the extent the aggregate amount of cash actually utilized to finance such Permitted Acquisitions, permitted Investments, Restricted Payments, Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property during such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters is less than the Contract Consideration, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters; provided, further, that, without duplication to the immediately preceding proviso, to the extent such cash actually utilized to finance such Permitted Acquisitions, permitted Investments, Restricted Payments, Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property, during such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters is financed with the proceeds of long term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, such amount shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters;

 

(xii)          the amount of cash taxes paid or payable (to the extent, without duplication, not deducted in any prior period pursuant to this clause (xii)) in such period (including any Tax reserves set aside and without duplication with respect to such period to the extent they exceed the amount of tax expense deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period);

 

(xiii)         cash expenditures in respect of Swap Contracts during such period to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income;

 

(xiv)         any payment of cash to be amortized or expensed over a future period and recorded as a long-term asset;

 

(xv)          reimbursable or insured expenses incurred for such period to the extent that such reimbursement has not yet been received and to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income; and

 

(xvi)         cash expenditures for costs and expenses (including retention, recruiting, relocation, stay and signing bonuses and expenses) in connection with the Transactions (including all Transaction Expenses), acquisitions, Investments, Restricted Payments, dispositions and the issuance of equity interests or Indebtedness, repayment of debt, issuance of equity securities, refinancing transactions or amendments or other modifications of any debt instrument (including, in each case, any such transaction consummated on the Closing Date and any such transaction undertaking but not completed), in each case, to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income and to the extent not financed with the proceeds of any long-term Indebtedness (other than revolving loans) of the Parent Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

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provided that, at the option of the Parent Borrower, all such payments made after the applicable period and prior to the applicable due date of such Excess Cash Flow payment may (without duplication of such amount deducted in any period) be deducted from Excess Cash Flow for such prior period.

 

Notwithstanding anything in the definition of any term used in the definition of Excess Cash Flow to the contrary, all components of Excess Cash Flow shall be computed for the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis. For the avoidance of doubt, Excess Cash Flow shall not include pro forma adjustments in accordance with Section 1.08.

 

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Excluded Affiliatemeans, with respect to any Agent or Agent-Related Person and their respective Affiliates and controlling Persons, (i)  any of their Affiliates that is engaged as principals primarily in private equity, mezzanine financing or venture capital or any of such Affiliate’s officers, directors, employees, legal counsel, independent auditors, professionals and other experts or agents other than, in each case, any Over the Wall Person or (ii) any of their Affiliates and/or any of their Affiliates’ employees, officers, directors, legal counsel, professionals and other experts or agents that are engaged directly or indirectly in a sale of the Company and its subsidiaries as buy-side or sell-side representative and acting in such capacity other than, in each case, any Over the Wall Person.

 

Excluded Assets” means (i) any fee owned Real Property and any leasehold rights and interests in Real Property (including landlord or other third-party waivers, non-disturbance agreements, estoppels, bailee waivers, warehouseman waivers and collateral access letters), (ii) motor vehicles, aircraft and other assets subject to certificates of title, to the extent a Lien therein cannot be perfected by the filing of a UCC financing statement, (iii) commercial tort claims where the applicable Loan Party’s reasonable expectation of recovery is less than $5,000,000, (iv) any governmental or regulatory licenses or state or local franchises, charters and authorizations to the extent that the Administrative Agent may not (or is restricted from) validly possess a security interest therein under applicable Laws (including, without limitation, rules and regulations of any Governmental Authority or agency) or the pledge or creation of a security interest in which would require governmental consent, approval, license or authorization (to the extent such consent, approval, license or authorization was not obtained (it being understood and agreed that the Loan Parties shall be under no obligation to obtain such consent, approval, license or authorization)), other than to the extent such prohibition, limitation or restriction is rendered ineffective under the UCC or other applicable Law, (v) any particular asset or right under contract, if the pledge thereof or the security interest therein is prohibited or restricted by applicable Law (including any requirement to obtain the consent of any Governmental Authority or regulatory authority), other than to the extent such prohibition or restriction is rendered ineffective under the UCC or other applicable Law, (vi) (A) Margin Stock, (B) Equity Interests in any Person other than wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiaries (but, in the case of the Equity Interests of any Person that is not a wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary, only to the extent the organizational documents or similar agreement with equity holders of such Person do not permit the pledge of such Equity Interests so long as such prohibition exists), (C) voting Equity Interests or Indebtedness treated as equity for U.S. federal income tax purposes of first tier Foreign Subsidiaries that are CFCs and first tier CFC Holdcos in excess of 65% of the issued and outstanding voting Equity Interests or Indebtedness treated as equity for U.S. federal income tax purposes thereof and (D) Equity Interests in any Broker-Dealer Regulated Subsidiary, Unrestricted Subsidiary, Captive Insurance Subsidiary, not-for-profit Subsidiary, or special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity), including any Securitization Subsidiary, in each case of this clause (D) that are not Guarantors, (vii) any lease, license or agreement or any property subject to such lease, license or agreement, in each case, to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein (A) would violate or invalidate such lease, license or agreement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than a Loan Party after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the UCC) or (B) would require governmental, regulatory or third-party (other than a Loan Party) approval, consent or authorization pursuant to the terms thereof (in each case after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the UCC) (other than proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the UCC notwithstanding such prohibition) not obtained (without any requirement to obtain such approval, consent or authorization) (in each case of clauses (A) and (B), (1) after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the UCC and (2) only to the extent that such limitation on such pledge or security interest is not otherwise prohibited pursuant to Section 7.09), (viii) letter of credit rights, except to the extent perfection of the security interest therein is accomplished by the filing of a UCC financing statement (it being understood that no actions shall be required to perfect a security interest in letter of credit rights, other than the filing of a UCC financing statement), (ix) any intent-to-use trademark application prior to the filing, and acceptance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, of a “Statement of Use” or “Amendment to Allege Use” with respect thereto, to the extent, if any, that, and solely during the period, if any, in which the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of such intent-to-use trademark application under applicable federal law, (x) assets where the burden or cost (including adverse tax or regulatory consequences) of obtaining a security interest therein or perfection thereof exceeds the practical benefit to the Lenders afforded thereby as reasonably determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith in consultation with the Administrative Agent; (xi) segregated funds held in a fiduciary capacity for others (that are not Loan Parties), (xii) any property subject to a Lien permitted by Section 7.01(b), (u) (limited to Capitalized Leases, Attributable Indebtedness and purchase money security interest or other similar arrangements incurred pursuant thereto), (w) or (aa) (to the extent relating to a Lien originally incurred pursuant to Section 7.01(b), (u) or (w) subject to the limitations set forth in this clause (xii)), (xiii) any assets of any Foreign Subsidiary, CFC or CFC Holdco (including Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of such Subsidiary) and (xiv) the Cash Collateral Account (as such term is defined in the ABL Credit Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date); provided, however, that Excluded Assets shall not include any Proceeds, substitutions or replacements of any Excluded Assets referred to in clause (i) through (xiv) (unless such Proceeds, substitutions or replacements would independently constitute Excluded Assets referred to in clauses (i) through (xiv)). Notwithstanding the foregoing, for so long as a Subsidiary is an Elective Guarantor, the assets or property purported to be pledged as Collateral, or in which a security interest if purported to be granted pursuant to any Collateral Document, by such Subsidiary shall be deemed not to be Excluded Assets so long as such Subsidiary is an Elective Guarantor.

 

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Excluded Contribution” means the amount of cash capital contributions to the Parent Borrower or Net Proceeds from the sale or issuance of Qualified Equity Interests of the Parent Borrower (or issuances of debt securities that have been converted into or exchanged for Qualified Equity Interests) (other than Refunding Capital Stock, any Designated Preferred Stock, any Equity Interests issued pursuant to any management, shareholder, director or employee equity plan, any stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement of the Parent Borrower or any amount to the extent used in the ABL Cure Amount) and designated by the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent as an Excluded Contribution pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent on or promptly after the date such capital contributions are made or such Equity Interests are sold or issued.

 

Excluded Information” means information regarding the Borrowers or their respective affiliates not known to such Lender and that may be material to a decision by such Lender to participate in such applicable transaction (including Material Non-Public Information).

 

Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Borrower or a Guarantor, (b) any Subsidiary that is prohibited or restricted by applicable Law or by Contractual Obligations existing on the Closing Date (or, in the case of any newly acquired Subsidiary, in existence at the time of acquisition but not entered into in anticipation of such acquisition and the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement) from guaranteeing the Obligations (including any requirement for governmental (including regulatory) or third-party (other than a Loan Party) consent, approval, license or authorization (to the extent such consent, approval, license or authorization was not obtained (it being understood and agreed that the Loan Parties shall be under no obligation to obtain such consent, approval, license or authorization))), (c) any Subsidiary where the burden or cost (including adverse tax or regulatory consequences to the Borrowers or any of their direct or indirect parent companies or Subsidiaries) of obtaining a Guarantee by such Subsidiary would outweigh the practical benefit to be obtained by the Lenders as reasonably determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith in consultation with the Administrative Agent, (d) any Foreign Subsidiary, (e) any Domestic Subsidiary that is (i) a Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary that is a CFC or (ii) a CFC Holdco, (f) any not-for-profit Subsidiaries, (g) any Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (h) any special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity, including any Securitization Subsidiary), (i) any Captive Insurance Subsidiary, (j) any Broker-Dealer Regulated Subsidiary, (k) [reserved], (l) any Subsidiary of the Borrowers that is not a Material Domestic Subsidiary and (m) any Subsidiary acquired pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment that is prohibited from providing a guarantee pursuant to the terms of any permitted Indebtedness (and such prohibition was not entered into in anticipation of such acquisition); provided that no Borrower shall constitute an Excluded Subsidiary.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, for so long as a Subsidiary is an Elective Guarantor, such Subsidiary shall be deemed not to be an Excluded Subsidiary.

 

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Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, (a) any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal or unlawful 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) (i) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder (determined after giving effect to any applicable keepwell, support, or other agreement for the benefit of such Guarantor), at the time the Guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Guarantor would otherwise have become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation but for such Guarantor’s failure to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as such time or (ii) in the case of a Swap Obligation that is subject to a clearing requirement pursuant to section 2(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act, because such Guarantor is a “financial entity,” as defined in section 2(h)(7)(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 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 hedge bank applicable to such Swap Obligations. 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 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).

 

Existing Revolver Tranche” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

 

Existing Term Loan Tranche” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

 

Extended Term Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extending Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(c).

 

Extending Term Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(c).

 

Extension” means the establishment of an Extension Series by amending a Loan pursuant to Section 2.16 and the applicable Extension Amendment.

 

Extension Amendment” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(d).

 

Extension Election” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(c).

 

Extension Minimum Condition” means a condition to consummating any Extension that a minimum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Extension Request, in the Administrative Borrower’s sole discretion) of any or all applicable Class or Classes be submitted for Extension.

 

Extension Request” means any Term Loan Extension Request or a Revolver Extension Request, as the case may be.

 

Extension Series” means any Term Loan Extension Series or a Revolver Extension Series, as the case may be.

 

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Facility” means a given Class of Term Loans (or, to the extent unfunded, Term Commitments) or Revolving Credit Commitments, as the context may require.

 

fair market value” means, with respect to any asset or liability, the fair market value of such asset or liability as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith.

 

FATCA” means current Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code (or any amended or successor version thereof that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreement entered into pursuant thereto, including any intergovernmental agreements and any rules or guidance implementing such intergovernmental agreements.

 

Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1.00%) charged to the Administrative Agent on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent; provided, further, that if the Federal Funds Rate is less than zero, it shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

 

Financial Officer” means the chief financial officer, controller, treasurer, chief accounting officer or such other financial officer with equivalent duties, as appropriate, of the applicable Borrower or Borrowers.

 

First Lien Financing Documents” means the “First Lien Financing Documents” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

First Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means, either an (a) intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit J hereto or (b) a customary intercreditor agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower, which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Indebtedness shall rank equal in priority to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement (but without regard to the control of remedies), in each case with such modifications thereto as the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower may agree. It is understood and agreed that to the extent this Agreement requires any Indebtedness to be subject to a First Lien Intercreditor Agreement at any time such agreement is not yet in effect, then the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and the Senior Representative for such Indebtedness shall execute and deliver a First Lien Intercreditor Agreement.

 

First Lien Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated First Lien Net Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent Borrower for such Test Period.

 

First Lien Obligations” means the “First Lien Obligations” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (1) Consolidated EBITDA for such Test Period to (2) the Fixed Charges for such Test Period, in each case calculated on a consolidated basis with respect to the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Fixed Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of: (a) Consolidated Cash Interest Expense of such Person for such period; (b) all cash dividends or other cash distributions paid (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Preferred Stock during such period; and (c) all cash dividends or other cash distributions paid (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Disqualified Equity Interests during such period. For the avoidance of doubt, Fixed Charges shall be calculated, including pro forma adjustments, in accordance with Section 1.08.

 

Foreign Casualty Event” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(viii).

 

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Foreign Disposition” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(viii).

 

Foreign Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Restricted Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person (or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of a natural Person)) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

 

Funded Debt” means all Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for borrowed money that matures more than one year from the date of its creation or matures within one year from such date that is renewable or extendable, 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 Indebtedness in respect of the Loans.

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, as in effect from time to time; provided, however, that if the Administrative Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Administrative Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof (including through conforming changes made consistent with IFRS) on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Administrative 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 (including through conforming changes made consistent with IFRS), 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.

 

Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supranational bodies such as the European Union or European Central Bank).

 

Granting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(h).

 

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, without duplication, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien); provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of business, or customary and reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition, Permitted Acquisition or disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

 

Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning specified in Section 11.01.

 

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Guarantor Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of the Guarantor Joinder Agreement attached as Exhibit H-1 hereto or in such other form agreed by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower.

 

Guarantors” means (i) in the case of the Secured Obligations of the Parent Borrower, each Subsidiary Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is a Material Domestic Subsidiary (other than a Subsidiary Borrower or an Excluded Subsidiary unless such Excluded Subsidiary is then an Elective Guarantor) (including those listed on Schedule I hereto) and any Material Domestic Subsidiary that shall have become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.11 and (ii) in the case of the Secured Obligations of any other Loan Party, the Parent Borrower, each Subsidiary Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is a Material Domestic Subsidiary (other than a Subsidiary Borrower or an Excluded Subsidiary unless such Excluded Subsidiary is then an Elective Guarantor) (including those listed on Schedule I hereto) and any Material Domestic Subsidiary that shall have become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.11. The Parent Borrower in its sole discretion may designate any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary that is not required to be a Guarantor (such a Restricted Subsidiary, an “Elective Guarantor”) to Guarantee the Secured Obligations by causing such Restricted Subsidiary to execute this Agreement on the Closing Date or a Guarantor Joinder Agreement, and any such Restricted Subsidiary shall be a Guarantor and Loan Party for all purposes; provided, further, that the Administrative Agent may prohibit a Foreign Subsidiary from becoming an Elective Guarantor if it determines, in its reasonable credit judgment but after consultation with the Administrative Borrower, that such Foreign Subsidiary would not provide customary credit support for the Secured Obligations, which determination may be based upon (A) the amount and enforceability of the Guaranty that would be provided by the proposed Elective Guarantor, (B) the enforceability of any security interest that may be granted with respect to any Collateral located in the relevant jurisdiction and/or (C) such proposed Elective Guarantor is organized in a country that is not a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or that is the target of any U.S. sanctions program administered by OFAC.

 

Guaranty” means, collectively, the guaranty of the Secured Obligations by the Guarantors pursuant to this Agreement.

 

Hazardous Materials” means all materials, pollutants, contaminants, chemicals, compounds, constituents, substances or wastes, in any form, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, or toxic mold that are regulated pursuant to, or which could give rise to liability under, applicable Environmental Law based on their dangerous or deleterious properties.

 

Hedge Bank” means (i) any Person that is the Administrative Agent, Arranger or a Lender or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, Arranger or a Lender at the time it enters into a Secured Hedge Agreement in its capacity as a party thereto or (ii) any other Person that, in each case, is designated a “Hedge Bank” with respect to such Secured Hedge Agreement in a writing from the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent. If such Person is not already party hereto as the Administrative Agent or a Lender, such Person shall be required to deliver to the Administrative Agent a letter agreement reasonably satisfactory to it (i) appointing the Administrative Agent as its agent under the applicable Loan Documents and (ii) agreeing to be bound by Sections 10.05, 10.08, 10.15, 10.16 and 10.21 and Article IX as if it were a Lender in order to qualify as a “Hedge Bank”.

 

Identified Participating Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(3).

 

Identified Qualifying Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

IFRS” means international accounting standards as promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board.

 

Immediate Family Members” means with respect to any individual, such individual’s child, stepchild, grandchild or more remote descendant, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, former spouse, qualified domestic partner, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law and daughter-in-law (including adoptive relationships) and any trust, partnership or other bona fide estate-planning vehicle the only beneficiaries of which are any of the foregoing individuals or any private foundation or fund that is controlled by any of the foregoing individuals or any donor-advised fund of which any such individual is the donor.

 

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Impacted Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(a).

 

Incremental Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(f).

 

Incremental Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Equivalent Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(g).

 

Incremental Facility Closing Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(d).

 

Incremental Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

 

Incremental Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Loan Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

 

Incremental Revolving Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Term Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Term Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

 

Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(b).

 

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following:

 

(a)            all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;

 

(b)            the maximum amount (after giving effect to any prior drawings or reductions which may have been reimbursed) of all outstanding letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds and similar instruments issued or created by or for the account of such Person;

 

(c)            net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;

 

(d)            all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property (other than (i) trade accounts and accrued expenses payable in the ordinary course of business, (ii)  any earn-out obligations, including deferred or other contingent purchase price obligations (including deferred performance incentives, whether or not a service component is required from the transferor or its related party), until such obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP and is not paid after becoming due and payable and (iii) accruals for payroll and other liabilities accrued in the ordinary course of business);

 

(e)            all Attributable Indebtedness;

 

(f)            all obligations of such Person in respect of Disqualified Equity Interests, if and to the extent that the foregoing would constitute indebtedness or a liability in accordance with GAAP;

 

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(g)            indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) of the types described in clauses (a) through (f) above secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements and mortgage, industrial revenue bond, industrial development bond and similar financings), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse; and

 

(h)            to the extent not otherwise included above, all Guarantees of such Person in respect of Indebtedness described in clauses (a) through (g) in respect of any of the foregoing.

 

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall (A) include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner, except to the extent such Person’s liability for such Indebtedness is otherwise limited and only to the extent such Indebtedness would be included in the calculation of Consolidated Total Net Debt, (B) in the case of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, exclude all intercompany Indebtedness in the ordinary course of business having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and (C) exclude (i) deferred compensation payable to officers, directors or employees of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries, (ii) deferred rent, deferred revenue and deferred taxes, in each case, in the ordinary course of business, (iii) payments and distributions to dissenting stockholders of such Person pursuant to applicable law, (iv) [reserved], (v) any obligations attributable to the exercise of appraisal rights and the settlement of any claims or actions (whether actual, contingent or potential) with respect thereto, (vi) trade liabilities and accounts and accrued expenses payable in the ordinary course of business, (vii) any purchase price adjustment or earn-out obligation until such obligation is not paid after becoming due and payable and (viii) accruals for payroll, obligations under employment arrangements and other liabilities accrued in the ordinary course of business. The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date. The amount of Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (g) that is expressly made non-recourse or limited recourse (limited solely to the assets securing such Indebtedness) to such Person shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.

 

“Indemnified Taxes” means, with respect to any Agent or any Lender, all 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, other than (i) any Taxes imposed on or measured by its net income, however denominated, and franchise (and similar) Taxes imposed on it, imposed by a jurisdiction as a result of such recipient being organized in or having its principal office or applicable lending office in such jurisdiction, or as a result of any connection between such Lender or Agent and such jurisdiction other than any connections arising from executing, delivering, being a party to, engaging in any transactions pursuant to, performing its obligations under, receiving payments under, or enforcing, any Loan Document, (ii) any Taxes (other than Taxes described in clause (i) above) imposed by a jurisdiction as a result of such recipient being organized in or having its principal office or applicable lending office in such jurisdiction, or as a result of any connection between such Lender or Agent and such jurisdiction other than any connections arising from executing, delivering, being a party to, engaging in any transactions pursuant to, performing its obligations under, receiving payments under, or enforcing, any Loan Document, (iii) any Taxes attributable to the failure by or inability of such Agent or Lender to deliver the documentation required to be delivered pursuant to Section 3.01(d), (iv) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States under Section 884(a) of the Code, or any similar Tax, imposed by any other jurisdiction in which such Lender or Agent is located, (v) in the case of a Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by a Borrower under Section 3.07), any U.S. federal withholding Tax that is in effect and would apply to amounts payable with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment under a law in effect at the time the Lender acquires such interest in the applicable Commitment or, to the extent a Lender acquires an interest in a Loan not funded pursuant to a prior Commitment, acquires such interest in such Loan, or designates a new Lending Office, except to the extent such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, immediately prior to the time of designation of a new Lending Office (or assignment or applicable acquisition), to receive additional amounts from the Borrowers or Guarantors with respect to such Tax pursuant to Section 3.01 and (vi) any Taxes imposed under FATCA.

 

Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.

 

Independent Financial Advisor” means an accounting, appraisal, investment banking firm or consultant of nationally recognized standing that is, in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Borrower, qualified to perform the task for which it has been engaged and that is independent of the Borrowers and their Affiliates.

 

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Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.08.

 

Inside Maturity Basket” means an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the greater of $63,000,000 and 25.0% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA for all Indebtedness incurred in reliance on the Inside Maturity Basket.

 

Intellectual Property Security Agreement” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

 

Intercompany Note” means a promissory note substantially in the form of Exhibit G or such other form as agreed by the Administrative Agent.

 

Intercreditor Agreements” means the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, any First Lien Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, to the extent permitted under this Agreement, any other lien subordination and intercreditor arrangement reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, collectively, in each case to the extent then in effect.

 

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided that if any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.

 

Interest Period” means, as to each Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and ending on the date one, three or six months thereafter or, to the extent agreed by each Lender of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, twelve months or less than one month thereafter, as selected by the Administrative Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice; provided that:

 

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

 

(ii)            any Interest Period (other than an Interest Period having a duration of less than one month) that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and

 

(iii)           no Interest Period shall extend beyond the applicable Maturity Date.

 

Investment” means, with respect to any Person, all investments by such Person in other Persons (including Affiliates) in the form of loans (including guarantees), advances or capital contributions (excluding accounts receivable, credit card and debit card receivables, trade credit, advances to customers, commission, travel and similar advances to any future, present or former employees, directors, officers, independent contractors, members of management, manufacturers and consultants, in each case made in the ordinary course of business), purchases or other acquisitions for consideration of Indebtedness, Equity Interests or other securities issued by any other Person and the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of all or substantially all of the property and assets or business of another Person or assets constituting a business unit, line of business, book of business or division of such Person (excluding, in the case of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, intercompany advances or indebtedness in the ordinary course of business having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll over or extensions of terms)). For purposes of the definitions of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” and “Permitted Investments” and the covenants described under Sections 6.14 and 7.06:

 

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(1)            “Investments” shall include the portion (proportionate to the Parent Borrower’s Equity Interest in such Subsidiary) of the fair market value of the net assets of a Subsidiary at the time that such Subsidiary is designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary; provided that upon a redesignation of such Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary, the Parent Borrower shall be deemed to continue to have a permanent “Investment” in an Unrestricted Subsidiary in an amount (if positive) equal to:

 

(a)            the Parent Borrower’s “Investment” in such Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation; less

 

(b)            the portion (proportionate to the Parent Borrower’s Equity Interest in such Subsidiary) of the fair market value of the net assets of such Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation; and

 

(2)            any property transferred to or from an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be valued at its fair market value at the time of such transfer.

 

For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment at any time shall be the amount actually invested (measured at the time made), without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment, less any Returns in respect of such Investment; provided, that in lieu of treating any Returns as a deduction to the amount of any applicable Investment, the Parent Borrower may instead elect that such Returns be used to increase Section 7.06(a)(iii)(D)(1) to the extent such Returns would otherwise be permitted to increase Section 7.06(a)(iii)(D)(1) pursuant to the terms thereof.

 

Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than Baa3 (or the equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating by any other nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Administrative Borrower).

 

Investment Grade Securities” means:

 

(a)            securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof (other than Cash Equivalents);

 

(b)            debt securities or debt instruments with an Investment Grade Rating, but excluding any debt securities or debt instruments constituting loans or advances among the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries and their respective equity holders;

 

(c)            investments in any fund that invests exclusively in investments of the type described in clauses (a) and (b) which fund may also hold immaterial amounts of cash pending investment or distribution; and

 

(d)            corresponding instruments in countries other than the United States customarily utilized for high quality investments.

 

IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.15.

 

Junior Financing” means any Indebtedness (other than the ABL Obligations) that constitutes (i) any Subordinated Indebtedness having an aggregate amount outstanding in excess of the Threshold Amount and (ii) any junior lien Indebtedness with respect to the Term Loan Priority Collateral, having an aggregate amount outstanding in excess of the Threshold Amount.

 

Junior Financing Documentation” means any documentation governing any Junior Financing (other than the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement or any other lien subordination and intercreditor arrangement with respect to such Junior Financing to which the Administrative Agent is a party).

 

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Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination and with respect to the specified Loans or Commitments (or in the absence of any such specification, all outstanding Loans and Commitments hereunder), the latest Maturity Date applicable to any such Loans or Commitments hereunder at such time, including the latest maturity date of any Extended Term Loan, any Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, any Incremental Term Loans, any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, any Refinancing Term Loans or any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, in each case as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.

 

Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority.

 

LCT Election” has the meaning specified in Section 1.08(g).

 

LCT Test Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.08(g).

 

Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement and their respective successors and assigns as permitted hereunder, each of which is referred to herein as a “Lender.”

 

Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, such office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

LIBOR Screen Rate” means the LIBOR quote on the applicable screen page the Administrative Agent designates to determine LIBOR (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time).

 

Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, collateral assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or other security interest or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to Real Property, and any Capitalized Lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing); provided that in no event shall an operating lease in and of itself be deemed a Lien.

 

Limited Condition Transaction” means any (1) acquisition whose consummation is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing, (2) repurchase, repayment or prepayment of Indebtedness that requires the delivery of an irrevocable notice (provided that such notice may be conditioned on the occurrence of another transaction), (3) Restricted Payment (x) that requires the delivery of an irrevocable notice (provided that such notice may be conditioned on the occurrence of another transaction) (including with respect to any Indebtedness contemplated or incurred in connection therewith, or (y) to the extent such Restricted Payment is consummated in connection with a transaction separately subject to clause (1) or (2) above) or (4) permitted asset sale or other Disposition.

 

Limited Originator Recourse” means a letter of credit, cash collateral account or other such credit enhancement issued in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness by a Securitization Subsidiary under a Qualified Securitization Financing

 

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrowers in the form of a Term Loan or Revolving Credit Loan.

 

Loan Documents” means, collectively, (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Notes, (iii) the Collateral Documents, (iv) any Refinancing Amendment, Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment, Permitted Repricing Amendment or amendment effecting Replacement Term Loans, (v) each Intercreditor Agreement, (vi) any other document or instrument designated by the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent as a “Loan Document” and (vii) any amendment or joinder to this Agreement.

 

Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrowers and each Guarantor.

 

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London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.

 

Management Stockholders” means any present or former members of management of the Parent Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary who are investors in the Parent Borrower or any direct or indirect parent thereof, including, for the avoidance of doubt any future members of management of the Parent Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary who are investors in the Parent Borrower or any direct or indirect parent thereof, including, for the avoidance of doubt any future member of management who is elected, appointed or hired when the Permitted Holders (excluding such future Person) have the right or the ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to elect or designate for election at least a majority of the Board of Directors of the Parent Borrower.

 

Margin Stock” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System, or any successor thereto.

 

Market Capitalization” means an amount equal to (i) the total number of issued and outstanding shares of common Equity Interests of the Parent Borrower on the date of the declaration of a Restricted Payment permitted pursuant to Section 7.06(b)(viii) multiplied by (ii) the arithmetic mean of the closing prices per share of such common Equity Interests on the principal securities exchange on which such common Equity Interests are traded for the 30 consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of declaration of such Restricted Payment.

 

Master Agreement” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Swap Contract.”

 

Material Adverse Effectmeans a material and adverse effect on the business, financial condition or results of operations of the Parent Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) a material and adverse effect on the rights or remedies, taken as a whole, of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under the Loan Documents or (c) a material and adverse effect on the ability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to perform their material payment obligations under the Loan Documents.

 

Material Domestic Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each of the Domestic Subsidiaries of the Parent Borrower (a) whose total assets (when consolidated with the total assets of each of its Restricted Subsidiaries) at the last day of the most recent Test Period were equal to or greater than 3.75% of Total Assets at such date or (b) whose gross revenues (when consolidated with the gross revenues of each of its Restricted Subsidiaries) for such Test Period were equal to or greater than 3.75% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that if, at any time and from time to time after the Closing Date, for the purposes of Section 6.11, Domestic Subsidiaries not meeting the thresholds set forth in clauses (a) or (b) that are not Guarantors or previously designated as a Material Domestic Subsidiary pursuant to clause (i) below comprise in the aggregate more than 7.50% of Total Assets as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Parent Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 or more than 7.50% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period, then the Parent Borrower shall, not later than forty-five (45) days after the date by which financial statements for such quarter are required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), (i) designate in writing to the Administrative Agent one or more of such Domestic Subsidiaries as “Material Domestic Subsidiaries” to the extent required such that the foregoing condition ceases to be true and (ii) comply with the provisions of Section 6.11 applicable to such Subsidiary.

 

Material Foreign Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each of the Foreign Subsidiaries of the Parent Borrower (a) whose total assets (when consolidated with the total assets of each of its Restricted Subsidiaries) at the last day of the most recent Test Period were equal to or greater than 3.75% of Total Assets at such date or (b) whose gross revenues (when consolidated with the gross revenues of each of its Restricted Subsidiaries) for such Test Period were equal to or greater than 3.75% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP; provided for the purposes of the provisions of the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” that if, at any time and from time to time after the Closing Date, Foreign Subsidiaries not meeting the thresholds set forth in clauses (a) or (b) and not otherwise previously designated as a Material Foreign Subsidiary pursuant to clause (i) below comprise in the aggregate more than 7.50% of Total Assets as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Parent Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 or more than 7.50% of the consolidated gross revenues of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period, then the Parent Borrower shall, not later than forty-five (45) days after the date by which financial statements for such quarter are required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), designate in writing to the Administrative Agent one or more of such Foreign Subsidiaries as “Material Foreign Subsidiaries” to the extent required such that the foregoing condition ceases to be true.

 

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Material IP” means intellectual property owned by the Loan Parties that, if disposed, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Material Non-Public Information” means information which is (a) not publicly available (or could not be derived from publicly available information) and (b) material (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Borrower) with respect to the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries or their respective securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws.

 

Material Subsidiary” means any Material Domestic Subsidiary or any Material Foreign Subsidiary. For the avoidance of doubt, no formal designation of a Material Subsidiary (other than for purposes of Section 6.11 and complying with the provisions of the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” in each case, as set forth in the definitions of Material Domestic Subsidiary and Material Foreign Subsidiary) shall be required.

 

Maturity Date” means (i) with respect to the Term B Loans, the seventh anniversary of the Closing Date, (ii) with respect to any Class of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Extension Amendment, (iv) with respect to any Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment, (v) with respect to any Incremental Loans or Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Incremental Amendment and (vi) with respect to any Replacement Term Loans, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable agreement; provided that, in each case, if such day is not a Business Day, the Maturity Date shall be the Business Day immediately succeeding such day.

 

Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 10.10.

 

MFN Adjustment” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(e).

 

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.

 

Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA and subject to Title IV of ERISA, to which a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding six plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

 

Net Income” means, with respect to any Person, the net income (loss) of such Person, determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of Preferred Stock dividends.

 

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Net Proceeds” means:

 

(a)            the Asset Sale Prepayment Percentage of the cash proceeds actually received by the Parent Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise and including casualty insurance settlements and condemnation awards, but in each case only as and when received) from any Disposition or Casualty Event, net of (i) out-of-pocket fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith (including attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes, deed or mortgage recording taxes, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith), (ii) the principal amount of any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness owed to a Borrower Party) that is secured by a Lien (other than a Lien on Term Loan Priority Collateral that ranks pari passu with or is junior to the Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral securing the Obligations) on the asset subject to such Disposition or Casualty Event and that is required to be repaid in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (including ABL Priority Collateral required to repay ABL Obligations but other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents), together with any applicable premium, penalty, interest, breakage costs and other similar amounts, (iii) in the case of any Disposition or Casualty Event by a non-wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary, the pro rata portion of the Net Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (iii)) attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of the Parent Borrower or a wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof, (iv) Taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable, directly or indirectly, as a result thereof (including Taxes that are or would be imposed on the distribution or repatriation of any such Net Proceeds), (v) the amount of any reasonable reserve established in accordance with GAAP against any adjustment to the sale price or any liabilities (other than any taxes deducted pursuant to clause (iv) above) (x) related to any of the applicable assets and (y) retained by the Parent Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries including, without limitation, pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations and (vi) any funded escrow established pursuant to the documents evidencing any such sale or disposition to secure any indemnification obligations or adjustments to the purchase price associated with any such sale or disposition (provided that to the extent that any amounts are released from such escrow to the Parent Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, such amounts net of any related expenses shall constitute Net Proceeds); provided that, at the option of the Borrowers, the Parent Borrower may use all or any portion of such proceeds to acquire, maintain, develop, construct, improve, upgrade, replace or repair assets used or useful in the business of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or to make Permitted Acquisitions or any acquisition of all or substantially all the assets of, or all or a portion of the Equity Interests in, a Person or division or line of business of a Person (or any subsequent investment made in a Person, division or line of business previously acquired), in each case within 18 months of such receipt, and such proceeds shall not constitute Net Proceeds except to the extent not, within 18 months of such receipt, so used or contractually committed to be so used (it being understood that if any portion of such proceeds are not so used within such 18 month period but within such 18-month period are contractually committed to be used, then upon the termination of such contract or if such Net Proceeds are not so used within such 18-month period or, if later, 180 days from the entry into such contractual commitment, then such remaining portion shall constitute Net Proceeds as of the date of such termination or expiry without giving effect to this proviso (such period, the “Reinvestment Period”)); provided, further, that no proceeds realized in a single transaction or series of related transactions shall constitute Net Proceeds unless (x) such Net Proceeds resulting therefrom shall exceed $20,000,000 or (y) in any fiscal year, the aggregate Net Proceeds resulting therefrom shall exceed $40,000,000 in such fiscal year (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Proceeds under this clause (a)); and

 

(b)            100% of the cash proceeds from the incurrence, issuance or sale by the Parent Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of any Indebtedness, or any sale or issuance of Qualified Equity Interests by the Parent Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Parent Borrower, net of all taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof and fees (including investment banking fees, underwriting fees and discounts), commissions, costs and other expenses, in each case incurred in connection with such incurrence, issuance or sale; provided that with respect to any sale or issuance of Qualified Equity Interests (other than in the form of Disqualified Equity Interests) by any direct or indirect parent of a Borrower, only the amount of cash from such sale or issuance of Qualified Equity Interests contributed to the capital of a Borrower shall constitute the Net Proceeds of such sale or issuance.

 

For purposes of calculating the amount of Net Proceeds, fees, commissions and other costs and expenses payable to the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be disregarded.

 

New Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

New Refinancing Term Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.07.

 

Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, a Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender.

 

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Non-Loan Party” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party.

 

Note” means a Term Note or a Revolving Credit Note, as the context may require.

 

Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party and its Restricted Subsidiaries arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest, fees and other amounts that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest, fees and other amounts are allowed claims in such proceeding; provided that (i) the Obligations shall exclude all Excluded Swap Obligations and (ii) in no event shall “Obligations” include any obligations of any Loan Party arising under any Secured Hedge Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents (and their Restricted Subsidiaries to the extent they have obligations under the Loan Documents) include the obligation (including guarantee obligations) to pay principal, interest, Letter of Credit fees, reimbursement obligations, charges, expenses, fees, Attorney Costs, indemnities and other amounts payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document (including any reimbursement obligations in respect of any of the foregoing that the Administrative Agent has paid or advanced on behalf of such Loan Party pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents).

 

OFAC” has the meaning specified in Section 5.18(c).

 

Offered Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

Offered Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

OID” means original issue discount.

 

Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.

 

Original Closing Date” means August 6, 2019.

 

Other Applicable Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vi).

 

Other Rate Early Opt-in” means the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower have elected to replace LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement other than a SOFR-based rate pursuant to (1) an Early Opt-in Election and (2) Section 3.03(c)(ii) and paragraph (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement”.

 

Other Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(b).

 

Outstanding Amount” means with respect to the Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans on any date, the outstanding principal Dollar amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date.

 

Over the Wall Person” means any directors, officers or senior employees of any Agent or Agent-Related Person or any of their Affiliates who are required, in accordance with industry regulations, or the applicable Agent or such Affiliate’s internal policies and procedures to act in a supervisory or managerial capacity and the applicable Agent’s and such Affiliates’ internal legal, compliance, risk management, conflicts clearance and other support personnel and credit and investment committee members.

 

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Overnight Rate” means, for any day, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and an overnight rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

Parent Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

 

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(e).

 

Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(e).

 

Participating Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(2).

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

 

Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate or to which any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding five (5) plan years.

 

Permitted Acquisition” means any Investment of the type described in clause (3) of the definition of “Permitted Investments” or any acquisition of assets constituting a business unit, book of business, line of business or division of, or all or substantially all of the assets of another Person or any Equity Interests in a Person that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary, in each case, to the extent constituting a Permitted Investment or permitted under Section 7.06.

 

Permitted Holder” means any of (i) any Management Stockholder, (ii) any Permitted Transferee of any of the foregoing Persons and (iii) any “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or Section 14(d) of the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date) of which any of the foregoing are members; provided that in the case of such “group” and without giving effect to the existence of such “group” or any other “group,” such Persons specified in clauses (i) or (ii) above, collectively, have beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Parent Borrower held by such “group”.

 

Permitted Investments” means:

 

(1)            any Investment by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that any Investment by the Loan Parties in Non-Loan Parties pursuant to this clause (1) shall be (x) made in the ordinary course of business or (y) otherwise, shall not exceed an aggregate amount equal to the greater of (x) $90,000,000 and (y) 35.0% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA (with the amount of each Investment and Consolidated EBITDA being measured at the time such Investment is made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value, but subject to adjustment as set forth in the definition of Investment);

 

(2)            any Investment in assets that were cash, Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities when such Investment was made;

 

(3)            any Investment by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in a Person (including, to the extent constituting an Investment in assets of a Person that represents substantially all of its assets or a division, business unit, book of business, line of business or product line of such Person) that is engaged (directly or through entities that will be Restricted Subsidiaries) in a business permitted pursuant to Section 7.07, in each case, if as a result of such Investment:

 

(i)             such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary; or

 

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(ii)            such Person, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, is amalgamated, merged or consolidated with (to the extent such Person is a Restricted Subsidiary), merged or consolidated into, or transfers or conveys substantially all of its assets (or such division, line of business, book of business, business unit or product line) to, or is liquidated into, the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

and, in each case, any Investment held by such Person; provided that such Investment was not acquired by such Person in contemplation of such amalgamation, merger, consolidation, transfer, conveyance or liquidation; provided that the aggregate amount of Investments by Loan Parties pursuant to this clause (3) in assets (other than Equity Interests) that are not (or do not become at the time of such acquisition) directly owned by a Loan Party or in Equity Interests of Persons that do not become Loan Parties, shall not exceed the greater of $40,000,000 and 15.0% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA; provided, further, if any acquisition of Equity Interests made pursuant to this clause (3) is in connection with a Permitted Acquisition of a Person (or Persons) pursuant to which greater than 60% of the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Person (or Persons) is directly generated by such Person (or Persons) that become Guarantors, then the provisions set forth in this proviso shall not apply; provided, further, that if any Investment made pursuant to this proviso is in Equity Interests of a Person that subsequently becomes a Loan Party, such Investment shall thereafter be deemed permitted under clause (1) (without giving effect to the proviso thereto) and shall not be included as having been made pursuant to this clause (3);

 

(4)            any Investment in securities or other assets not constituting Cash Equivalents and received in connection with a Disposition made pursuant to Section 7.05 hereof;

 

(5)            any Investment (a) made in connection with the Transactions; or (b) existing on the Closing Date or made pursuant to binding commitments in effect on the Closing Date, in each case under this clause (b) as listed under Schedule 1.01E, or an Investment consisting of any extension, modification, replacement, renewal or reinvestment of any such Investment or binding commitment existing on the Closing Date; provided that the amount of any such Investment or binding commitment may only be increased (i) as required by the terms of such Investment or binding commitment as in existence on the Closing Date (including as a result of the accrual or accretion of interest or OID or the issuance of pay-in- kind securities) or (ii) as otherwise permitted under this Agreement;

 

(6)            any Investment acquired by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries:

 

(i)              in exchange for any other Investment, accounts receivable or endorsements for collection or deposit held by any the Parent Borrower or any such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with or as a result of a bankruptcy, workout, reorganization or recapitalization of, or settlement of delinquent accounts and disputes with or judgments against, the issuer of such other Investment or accounts receivable (including any trade creditor or customer); or

 

(ii)             in satisfaction of judgments against other Persons; or

 

(iii)           as a result of a foreclosure by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to any secured Investment or other transfer of title with respect to any secured Investment in default; or

 

(iv)           as a result of the settlement, compromise or resolution of litigation, arbitration or other disputes with Persons who are not Affiliates;

 

(7)            Investments in Swap Contracts permitted under Section 7.03(f), Cash Management Services permitted under Section 7.03(l) and ABL Banking Services Obligations (as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement);

 

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(8)            distributions or payments of Securitization Fees;

 

(9)            Investments the payment for which consists of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of the Parent Borrower; provided that such Equity Interests will not increase the amount available for Restricted Payments under Section 7.06(a)(iii) and may not be designated an Excluded Contribution;

 

(10)          guarantees of Indebtedness which guarantees are permitted under Section 7.03, performance guarantees, guarantees of obligations other than Indebtedness and Contingent Obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business and the creation of Liens on the assets of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in compliance with Section 7.01;

 

(11)          any transaction to the extent it constitutes an Investment that is permitted by and made in accordance with the provisions of Section 7.08 (except transactions described in clauses (a), (b), (f), (g), (j), (n), (q), (s), (w), (y) and (z) of such Section);

 

(12)          Investments consisting of purchases or other acquisitions of inventory, supplies, services, material or equipment or the licensing or contribution of intellectual property pursuant to customary joint marketing arrangements with other Persons;

 

(13)          Investments taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (13) (without giving effect to the sale of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to the extent the proceeds of such sale do not consist of, or have not been subsequently sold or transferred for, cash, Cash Equivalents or marketable securities) not to exceed the sum of (I) the greater of (x) $130,000,000 and (y) 50.0% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA and (II) unused amounts under clause (26) below and Section 7.06(b)(xxiii) (with the amount of each Investment and Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA being measured at the time such Investment is made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value but subject to adjustment as set forth in the definition of Investment);

 

(14)          Investments in, or by, a Securitization Subsidiary that, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Borrower are necessary or advisable to effect any Qualified Securitization Financing or any purchases of Securitization Assets pursuant to a Securitization Repurchase Obligation in connection with a Qualified Securitization Financing;

 

(15)          loans and advances to, or guarantees of Indebtedness of, any future, present or former officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, consultants, advisors, service providers and members of management (or their Controlled Investment Affiliates or Immediate Family Members) of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount not to exceed the greater of $19,000,000 and 7.50% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA (with the amount of each Investment being measured at the time such Investment is made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value, but subject to adjustment as set forth in the definition of Investment);

 

(16)          loans and advances to or notes received from (i) employees, directors, officers, independent contractors, members of management, managers, advisors, service providers and consultants of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries for business-related travel expenses, entertainment expenses, moving expenses and other similar expenses or payroll advances, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practices or (ii) future, present and former employees, directors, officers, independent contractors, members of management, managers, advisors, service providers and consultants of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and, in each of the cases in clause (ii), their Controlled Investment Affiliates and Immediate Family Members, to fund such Person’s purchase of Equity Interests of the Parent Borrower; provided that, to the extent such loans or advances are made in cash, the amount of such loans and advances used to acquire such Equity Interest shall be contributed to such Borrower in cash as common equity;

 

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(17)          advances, loans or extensions of trade credit in the ordinary course of business by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(18)          any Investment in any Subsidiary or any joint venture in connection with intercompany cash management arrangements or related activities arising in the ordinary course of business;

 

(19)          Investments consisting of purchases and acquisitions of assets or services in the ordinary course of business;

 

(20)          Investments made in the ordinary course of business in connection with obtaining, maintaining or renewing client contacts;

 

(21)          Investments in prepaid expenses, negotiable instruments held for collection and lease, utility and workers compensation, performance and similar deposits entered into as a result of the operations of the business in the ordinary course of business;

 

(22)          Investments in the ordinary course of business consisting of Uniform Commercial Code Article 3 endorsements for collection or deposit and Article 4 customary trade arrangements with customers consistent with industry practices;

 

(23)          any Investment by any Captive Insurance Subsidiary in connection with its provision of insurance to the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, which Investment is made in the ordinary course of business of such Captive Insurance Subsidiary, or by reason of applicable law, rule, regulation or order, or that is required or approved by any regulatory authority having jurisdiction over such Captive Insurance Subsidiary or its respective business, as applicable;

 

(24)          Investments consisting of promissory notes and other deferred payment obligations and noncash consideration delivered as the purchase consideration for a Disposition permitted by Section 7.05;

 

(25)          loans and advances to any direct or indirect shareholder of the Parent Borrower in lieu of and not in excess of the amount of (after giving effect to any other loans, advances or Restricted Payments in respect thereof) Restricted Payments to the extent permitted to be made in cash to such shareholder in accordance with Section 7.06, such Investment being treated for purposes of the applicable clause of Section 7.06 at the time such loan or advance is made, including any limitations, as if a Restricted Payment made pursuant to such clause;

 

(26)          any investment in a joint venture or other business permitted pursuant to Section 7.07 taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (26) (without giving effect to the sale of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to the extent the proceeds of such sale do not consist of, or have not been subsequently sold or transferred for, cash, Cash Equivalents or marketable securities) that are at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (x) $90,000,000 and (y) 35.0% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA (with the amount of each Investment being measured at the time made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value, but subject to adjustment as set forth in the definition of Investment); provided that if any Investment made pursuant to this proviso is in Equity Interests of a Person that subsequently becomes a Loan Party, such Investment shall thereafter be deemed permitted under clause (1) (without giving effect to the proviso thereto) and shall not be included as having been made pursuant to this clause (26);

 

(27)          Investments in deposit accounts, securities accounts and commodities accounts maintained by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, so long as such accounts are used only to maintain cash and Cash Equivalents;

 

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(28)          Investments constituting promissory notes issued by any employee or independent contractors of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with any Permitted Acquisition permitted under this Agreement of a Person that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof (the “Target”) by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in which such employee or independent contractor purchases Equity Interests of the Target, which purchase is financed with funds loaned or advanced by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to such employee in connection with such Permitted Acquisition; provided that no Event of Default under Sections 8.01(a) or 8.01(f) (with respect to the Parent Borrower) has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom;

 

(29)          loans and advances to employees or independent contractors of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries so long as such loan or advance (x) constitutes an advance of one-time payment for the purpose of recruitment or retention or (y) is made for the purposes of funding of capital expenditures in the ordinary course of business;

 

(30)          Investments consisting of cash earnest money deposits in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment permitted hereunder;

 

(31)          Loans repurchased by the Parent Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of this Agreement so long as such Loans are immediately cancelled;

 

(32)          Investments so long as the Total Net Leverage Ratio (determined on a Pro Forma Basis) is no greater than 5.00 to 1.00;

 

(33)          Investments made in connection with a Permitted Reorganization; and

 

(34)          Investments in any Person to which any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary outsources operational activities or otherwise related to the outsourcing of operational activities in the ordinary course of business in an aggregate amount not to exceed $2,500,000.

 

Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(h)(i).

 

Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(h)(i).

 

Permitted Ratio Debt” means Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness) incurred or assumed, or shares of Disqualified Equity Interests issued, by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or shares of Preferred Stock issued by any Restricted Subsidiary if and to the extent that (i) in the case of Indebtedness secured by any Applicable Lien, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio would have been no greater than 4.50 to 1.00, (ii) in the case of Indebtedness secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio would have been no greater than 5.75 to 1.00, or (iii) in the case of Indebtedness that is unsecured, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio would have been no less than 2.00 to 1.00, in each case, determined on a Pro Forma Basis with respect to the most recently ended Test Period preceding the date on which such Indebtedness is incurred or assumed or such Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock is issued (or, in the case of Indebtedness under Designated Revolving Commitments, on the date such Designated Revolving Commitments are established after giving Pro Forma Effect to the incurrence of the entire committed amount of Indebtedness thereunder, in which case such committed amount under such Designated Revolving Commitments may thereafter be borrowed and reborrowed, in whole or in part, from time to time, without further compliance with Section 7.03); provided that Non-Loan Parties may not incur, assume, issue or guarantee Indebtedness or issue Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock the primary obligations under which is outstanding in reliance on this definition or Section 7.03(w) (to the extent initially incurred, issued or assumed under Section 7.03(s)) if, after giving Pro Forma Effect to such incurrence, issuance, guarantee or assumption, the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests and Preferred Stock of Non-Loan Parties the primary obligations under which are outstanding in reliance on Section 7.03(s) or Section 7.03(w) (to the extent initially incurred, issued or assumed under Section 7.03(s)) together with the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests and Preferred Stock of Non-Loan Parties the primary obligations under which are outstanding in reliance on (I) Section 7.03(g) or Section 7.03(w) (to the extent initially incurred, issued or assumed under Section 7.03(g)) and (II) Section 7.03(aa) or Section 7.03(w) (to the extent initially incurred, issued or assumed under Section 7.03(aa)), would exceed the greater of (x) $65,000,000 and (y) 25.0% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA, in each case determined at such time of incurrence, issuance, guarantee or assumption, plus, in the event of any extension, replacement, refinancing, renewal or defeasance of such Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock pursuant to Section 7.03(s) or 7.03(w), the amount of any Refinancing Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.03(s) or 7.03(w) to finance (x) tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock and any defeasance costs and (y) any fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such new Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock; provided, that any Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party pursuant to this definition (other than (I) any Permitted Ratio Debt consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II) any Permitted Ratio Debt in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket), as of the relevant closing date, shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of Term B Loans and shall have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity not shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Term B Loans (prior to any extension thereto).

 

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Permitted Reorganization” means any re-organization or other similar activities among the Parent Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries related to Tax planning and re-organization, so long as, after giving effect thereto, (a) the Loan Parties are in compliance with the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and Sections 6.11 and 6.13, (b) taken as a whole, the value of the Collateral securing the Obligations and the Guarantees by the Guarantors of the Obligations are not materially reduced, (c) the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties under the Collateral Documents are not materially impaired and (d) no Unrestricted Subsidiaries are formed except as otherwise permitted under this Agreement (other than pursuant to this term).

 

Permitted Repricing Amendment” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.01.

 

Permitted Transferees” means, in the case of any Management Stockholder, (i) his or her executor, administrator, testamentary trustee, legatee or beneficiaries, (ii) his or her spouse (or former spouse), parents, siblings, members of his or her immediate family (including adopted children and step children) and/or direct lineal descendants or (iii) a trust, the beneficiaries of which, or a corporation or partnership, the stockholders or partners of which, include only a Management Stockholder and his or her spouse (or former spouse), parents, siblings, members of his or her immediate family (including adopted children) and/or direct lineal descendants.

 

Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(h)(i).

 

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.

 

Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) established or maintained by any Loan Party (for any current or former employee or other service provider to any Loan Party) or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.

 

Platform” means IntraLinks, IntraAgency, SYNDTRAK or another similar electronic system.

 

Pledged Debt” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

 

Pledged Equity” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

 

Preferred Stock” means any Equity Interest with preferential rights of payment of dividends upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up to shares of Equity Interests of any other class of such Person.

 

Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant” means, at any time (x) any financial maintenance covenant that is not included in this Agreement at such time and (y) any financial maintenance covenant that is included in this Agreement at such time but with covenant levels and component definitions (to the extent relating to such financial maintenance covenant) in this Agreement that are less restrictive on the Parent Borrower and their Restricted Subsidiaries than those in the applicable Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or amendment in respect of Replacement Term Loans or any documents relating to Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, Incremental Equivalent Debt or Refinancing Indebtedness.

 

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Pro Forma Balance Sheet” means a pro forma consolidated balance sheet of the Company as of March 31, 2019, prepared after giving effect to the Transactions as if the Transactions had occurred as of such date.

 

Pro Forma Basis” and “Pro Forma Effect” means, with respect to compliance with any test or covenant or calculation of any ratio hereunder, the determination or calculation of such test, covenant or ratio (including in connection with Specified Transactions) in accordance with Section 1.08.

 

Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to each Lender, at any time a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of the Commitments and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans of such Lender under the applicable Facility or Facilities at such time and the denominator of which is the amount of the Aggregate Commitments under the applicable Facility or Facilities and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans under the applicable Facility or Facilities at such time; provided that, in the case of the Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class, if such Commitments have been terminated, then the Pro Rata Share of each Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

Proceeding” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.

 

Proceeds” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

 

Projections” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01(c).

 

PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.

 

Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

QFC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22(b).

 

QFC Credit Support” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22.

 

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

 

Qualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.

 

Qualified Primary Equity Offering” means the issuance by the Parent Borrower of its common Equity Interests in an underwritten primary public offering (other than a public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8) pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with the Securities Act (whether alone or in connection with a secondary public offering).

 

Qualified Securitization Financing” means any Securitization Financing of a Securitization Subsidiary that meets the following conditions: (a) such Qualified Securitization Financing (including financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions) is in the aggregate economically fair and reasonable to the Parent Borrower and the Securitization Subsidiary and (b) all sales and/or contributions of Securitization Assets and related assets to the Securitization Subsidiary are made at fair market value. The grant of a security interest in any Securitization Assets of the Parent Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Securitization Subsidiary) to secure Indebtedness under this Agreement prior to engaging in any Securitization Financing shall not be deemed a Qualified Securitization Financing.

 

Qualifying Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

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Quarterly Financial Statements” means the unaudited consolidated statement of operations of the Parent Borrower for the fiscal quarters ending March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021 and the related unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of the end of such fiscal quarters.

 

Real Property” means, collectively, all right, title and interest (including any leasehold, mineral or other estate) in and to any and all parcels of or interests in real property owned or leased by any Person, whether by lease, license or other means, together with, in each case, all easements, hereditaments and appurtenances relating thereto, all improvements and appurtenant fixtures and equipment, all general intangibles and contract rights and other property and rights incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof.

 

Refinanced Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

Refinanced Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(h)(i).

 

Refinancing Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(f).

 

Refinancing Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

Refinancing Equivalent Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(h)(i).

 

Refinancing Facility Closing Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(d).

 

Refinancing Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(c).

 

Refinancing Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).

 

Refinancing Loan Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

Refinancing Indebtedness” means (x) Indebtedness incurred by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (y) Disqualified Equity Interests issued by the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or (z) Preferred Stock issued by any Restricted Subsidiary, which, in each case, serves to extend, replace, refund, refinance, renew or defease any Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock, so long as:

 

(a)            the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such new Indebtedness, the amount of such new Preferred Stock or the liquidation preference of such new Disqualified Equity Interests does not exceed the principal amount of (or accreted value, if applicable), plus any accrued and unpaid interest on, the Indebtedness, the amount of, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends on, the Preferred Stock, or the liquidation preference of, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends on, the Disqualified Equity Interests, being so extended, replaced, refunded, refinanced, renewed or defeased (such Indebtedness or Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock, the “Applicable Refinanced Debt”), plus an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized under such Applicable Refinanced Debt to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such Refinancing Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Applicable Refinanced Debt and any defeasance costs and any fees and expenses (including original issue discount, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such new Indebtedness, Preferred Stock or Disqualified Equity Interests or the extension, replacement, refunding, refinancing, renewal or defeasance of such Applicable Refinanced Debt;

 

(b)            unless incurred pursuant to the then available Inside Maturity Basket, such Refinancing Indebtedness has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity at the time such Refinancing Indebtedness is incurred which is not less than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock being extended, replaced, refunded, refinanced, renewed or defeased;

 

(c)            unless incurred pursuant to the then available Inside Maturity Basket, such Refinancing Indebtedness has a final scheduled maturity date equal to or later than the final scheduled maturity date of the Indebtedness, Preferred Stock or Disqualified Equity Interests being so extended, replaced, refunded, refinanced, renewed or defeased (or, if earlier, the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date);

 

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(d)            to the extent such Refinancing Indebtedness extends, replaces, refunds, refinances, renews or defeases (i) Subordinated Indebtedness (other than Subordinated Indebtedness assumed or acquired in a Permitted Acquisition or any other acquisition and, in each case, not created in contemplation thereof) such Refinancing Indebtedness is subordinated to the Obligations at least to the same extent as the Indebtedness being extended, replaced, refunded, refinanced, renewed or defeased or (ii) Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock, such Refinancing Indebtedness must be Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock, respectively;

 

(e)            if the Applicable Refinanced Debt was unsecured, any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof shall be unsecured; and

 

(f)             other than any Person that is required to be an obligor or guarantor on the Applicable Refinanced Debt permitted under Section 7.03, no Person shall be an obligor or guarantor on any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof unless such Person is a Borrower or a Guarantor of the Obligations;

 

provided, further, that clauses (b) and (c) of this definition will not apply to any extension, replacement, refunding, refinancing, renewal or defeasance of any Indebtedness other than Indebtedness incurred under Sections 7.03(m)(ii), (p), (s) or (t), (w) (to the extent originally Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the foregoing) or (z), any Subordinated Indebtedness (other than Subordinated Indebtedness assumed or acquired in a Permitted Acquisition or any other acquisition and, in each case, not created in contemplation thereof), Disqualified Equity Interests and Preferred Stock.

 

Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(c).

 

Refinancing Revolving Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).

 

Refinancing Term Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

Refinancing Term Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(c).

 

Refinancing Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).

 

Refunding Capital Stock” has the meaning specified in Section 7.06(b)(ii).

 

Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(d).

 

Registered Equivalent Notes” means, with respect to any notes originally issued in an offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act or other private placement transaction under the Securities Act of 1933, substantially identical notes (having the same guarantees) issued in a dollar-for-dollar exchange therefor pursuant to an exchange offer registered with the SEC.

 

Reinvestment Period” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Net Proceeds.”

 

Rejection Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vii).

 

“Related Indemnified Person” of an Indemnitee means (1) any Controlling Person or Controlled Affiliate of such Person, (2) the respective directors, officers, or employees of such Indemnitee or any of its Controlling Persons or Controlled Affiliates and (3) the respective agents or representatives of such Indemnitee or any of its Controlling Persons or Controlled Affiliates, in the case of this clause (3), acting on behalf of or at the instructions of such Indemnitee, such Controlling Person or such Controlled Affiliate; provided that each reference to a Controlled Affiliate, director, officer or employee in this definition pertains to a Controlled Affiliate, director, officer or employee involved in the negotiation, syndication, administration or enforcement of this Agreement and the Facilities.

 

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

 

Release” means any spilling, leaking, seepage, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, disposing, depositing, dispersing or migrating in, into, onto or through the Environment.

 

Released Guarantor” has the meaning specified in Section 11.09.

 

Relevant Governmental Body” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.

 

Replaced Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01.

 

Replacement Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01.

 

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, other than events for which the otherwise applicable notice period has been waived by regulation or otherwise by the PBGC.

 

Representatives” has the meaning specified in Section 10.08.

 

Repricing Transaction” means (i) any prepayment, repayment, refinancing, substitution, replacement or conversion of all or a portion of the Term B Loans with the proceeds of, or any conversion of Term B Loans into, any new or replacement tranche of broadly syndicated senior secured first lien term loans, the primary purpose of which is to reduce the All-In Yield applicable to the Term B Loans so prepaid, prepaid, refinanced, substituted replaced or converted (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith), (ii) any amendment to this Agreement the primary purpose of which is to reduce the All-In Yield applicable to the Term B Loans (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith) or (iii) any Lender is replaced pursuant to Section 3.07 as a result of its failure to consent to an amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification of the Term B Loans the primary purpose of which is to reduce the All-In Yield then in effect for the Term B Loans, in each case of clauses (i) through (iii) excluding any such reduction in All-In Yield in connection with any Transformative Acquisition or “change of control” transaction.

 

Request for Credit Extension” means with respect to a Borrowing, continuation or conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, a Committed Loan Notice.

 

Required Class Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, with respect to one or more Facilities, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of (a) the Total Outstandings under such Facility or Facilities and (b) the aggregate unused Commitments under such Facility or Facilities; provided that the unused Commitments of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings under such Facility or Facilities held, or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of the Required Class Lenders.

 

Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings, (b) aggregate unused Term Commitments and (c) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the unused Term Commitment and unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held, or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

 

“Rescindable Amount” has the meaning defined in Section 2.12(b)(ii).

 

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Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.

 

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, vice president, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief administrative officer, secretary or assistant secretary, controller, treasurer or assistant treasurer or other similar officer or Person performing similar functions of a Loan Party and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent or any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in or pursuant to an agreement between the applicable Loan Party and the Administrative Agent. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Responsible Officer” shall refer to a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower.

 

Restricted Cash” means cash and Cash Equivalents which are listed as “Restricted” on the consolidated statement of financial condition of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries; provided, that (i) cash and Cash Equivalents restricted under the Loan Documents, the ABL Financing Documents, or any other agreement, document or instrument evidencing Indebtedness that is secured by Liens on the Collateral that rank pari passu with or junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations or the ABL Obligations shall not be deemed to be “Restricted Cash” as a result of such restrictions and (ii) cash and Cash Equivalents maintained by any Foreign Subsidiary that is subject to minority shareholder approval before being distributed to the Parent Borrower (a “Shareholder Restriction”) shall not be deemed to be “Restricted Cash” as a result of such Shareholder Restriction.

 

Restricted Investment” means an Investment other than a Permitted Investment.

 

Restricted Payment” has the meaning specified in Section 7.06(a).

 

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary; provided that upon the occurrence of an Unrestricted Subsidiary ceasing to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary, such Subsidiary shall be included in the definition of “Restricted Subsidiary.”

 

Returns” means, with respect to any Investment, any dividends, distributions, interest, fees, premium, return of capital, repayment of principal, income, profits (from a Disposition or otherwise) and other amounts received or realized by a Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary in respect of such Investment.

 

Revolver Extension Request” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

 

Revolver Extension Series” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(b).

 

Revolving Commitment Increase” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Revolving Credit Loans of the same Class and Type and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

Revolving Credit Commitment” means, collectively, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, if any.

 

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, the Outstanding Amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans and its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility of any letter of credit obligations or swing line loan obligations at such time.

 

Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments at such time.

 

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Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment at such time or, if Revolving Credit Commitments have terminated, Revolving Credit Exposure.

 

Revolving Credit Loans” means any Incremental Revolving Loan, any Refinancing Revolving Loan or any Extended Revolving Credit Loans, as the context may require.

 

Revolving Credit Note” means a promissory note of the Borrowers payable to any Revolving Credit Lender or its registered assigns evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrowers to such Revolving Credit Lender resulting from the Revolving Credit Loans made by such Revolving Credit Lender to the Borrowers.

 

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a subsidiary of S&P Global Inc., and any successor thereto.

 

Same Day Funds” means immediately available funds.

 

SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.

 

“Second Amendment” means that certain second amendment and amendment and restatement agreement to the Original Credit Agreement dated as of October 27, 2021 among the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, the Administrative Agent and each Lender party thereto.

 

Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means either (a) an intercreditor agreement, substantially in the form of Exhibit K hereto or (b) a customary intercreditor agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower, which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Indebtedness shall rank junior to the Lien on the Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement, in each case with such modifications thereto as the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower may agree.

 

Second Lien Obligations” means the “Second Lien Obligations” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any Swap Contract permitted under Article VII that is entered into by and between any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and any Hedge Bank to the extent designated by the Administrative Borrower and such Hedge Bank as a “Secured Hedge Agreement” in writing to the Administrative Agent; provided, that no such Swap Contract shall be designated as, or shall constitute, a Secured Hedge Agreement if such Swap Contract constitutes a “Secured Hedge Agreement” (as defined in the ABL Credit Agreement). The designation of any Secured Hedge Agreement shall not create in favor of such Hedge Bank any rights in connection with the management or release of Collateral or of the obligations of any Guarantor under the Loan Documents.

 

Secured Hedge Obligations” means all obligations owing to any Hedge Bank by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under any Secured Hedge Agreement.

 

Secured Obligations” means, collectively, the Obligations and the Secured Hedge Obligations.

 

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, the Lenders, the Hedge Banks and each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Securitization Assets” means (a) the accounts receivable, royalty or other revenue streams and other rights to payment subject to a Qualified Securitization Financing and the proceeds thereof and (b) contract rights, lockbox accounts and records with respect to such accounts receivable and any other assets customarily transferred together with accounts receivable in a securitization financing.

 

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Securitization Fees” means distributions or payments made directly or by means of discounts with respect to any participation interest issued or sold in connection with, and other fees and expenses (including reasonable fees and expenses of legal counsel) paid to a Person that is not a Securitization Subsidiary in connection with any Qualified Securitization Financing.

 

Securitization Financing” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may sell, convey or otherwise transfer to (a) a Securitization Subsidiary (in the case of a transfer by the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries) or (b) any other Person (in the case of a transfer by a Securitization Subsidiary), or may grant a security interest in, any Securitization Assets of the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, and any assets related thereto, including all collateral securing such Securitization Assets, all contracts and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such Securitization Assets, proceeds of such Securitization Assets and other assets that are customarily transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with asset securitization transactions involving Securitization Assets.

 

Securitization Repurchase Obligation” means any obligation of a seller of Securitization Assets in a Qualified Securitization Financing to repurchase such assets arising as a result of a beach of a Standard Securitization Undertaking, including as a result of a receivable or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, offset or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to the seller.

 

Securitization Subsidiary” means a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower (or another Person formed for the purposes of engaging in a Qualified Securitization Financing in which the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower makes an investment and to which the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower transfers Securitization Assets and related assets) that engages in no activities other than in connection with the financing of Securitization Assets of the Parent Borrower or its Subsidiaries, all proceeds thereof and all rights (contingent and other), collateral and other assets relating thereto, and any business or activities incidental or related to such business, and which is designated by the Board of Directors of the Administrative Borrower or such other Person (as provided below) as a Securitization Subsidiary and (a) no portion of the Indebtedness or any other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of which (i) is guaranteed by the Parent Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary (excluding guarantees of obligations (other than the principal of, and interest on, Indebtedness) pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings or Limited Originator Recourse), (ii) is recourse to or obligates the Parent Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, in any way other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings or Limited Originator Recourse or (iii) subjects any property or asset of any the Parent Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, directly or indirectly, contingently or otherwise, to the satisfaction thereof, other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings or Limited Originator Recourse, (b) with which none of the Parent Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, has any material contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding other than on terms which the Administrative Borrower reasonably believes to be no less favorable to the Parent Borrower or such Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons that are not Affiliates of the Parent Borrower and (c) to which none of the Parent Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower, other than another Securitization Subsidiary, has any obligation to maintain or preserve such entity’s financial condition or cause such entity to achieve certain levels of operating results. Any such designation by the Board of Directors of the Administrative Borrower or such other Person shall be evidenced to the Administrative Agent by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a certified copy of the resolution of the Board of Directors of the Administrative Borrower or such other Person giving effect to such designation and a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer certifying that such designation complied with the foregoing conditions.

 

Security Agreement” means a security agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit F.

 

Security Agreement Supplement” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

 

Senior Representative” means, with respect to any series of secured or subordinated Indebtedness permitted to be incurred under this Agreement, the trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, security agent or similar agent under the indenture or agreement pursuant to which such Indebtedness is issued, incurred or otherwise obtained, as the case may be, and each of their successors in such capacities.

 

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Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Senior Secured Net Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent Borrower for such Test Period.

 

SOFR Early Opt-in” means the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower have elected to replace LIBOR pursuant to (1) an Early Opt-in Election and (2) Section 3.03(c)(i) and paragraph (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement”.

 

Solicited Discount Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Administrative Borrower of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(D) substantially in the form of Exhibit E-6.

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by each Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit E-7, submitted following the Administrative Agent’s receipt of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice.

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date, after giving effect to the Transactions and the incurrence of the indebtedness and obligations being incurred in connection therewith, that on such date (a) the sum of the debt (including contingent liabilities) of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, does not exceed the present fair saleable value (on a going concern basis) of the assets of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (b) the capital of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, is not unreasonably small in relation to the business of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, contemplated as of the Closing Date; and (c) the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, do not intend to incur, or believe that they will incur, debts including current obligations beyond their ability to pay such debts as they mature in the ordinary course of business. For the purposes hereof, the amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all of the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability (irrespective of whether such contingent liabilities meet the criteria for accrual under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 5).

 

SPC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(h).

 

Specified Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(B) substantially in the form of Exhibit E-8.

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Response” means the irrevocable written response by each Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit E-9, to a Specified Discount Prepayment Notice.

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Specified Discount Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(3).

 

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Specified Junior Financing Obligations” means any obligations in respect of any Junior Financing in respect of which any Loan Party is an obligor in a principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount.

 

Specified Post-Closing Undertaking” has the meaning specified in Section 6.18.

 

Specified Representations” means those representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in Sections 5.01(a) (only with respect to organizational existence of the Loan Parties), 5.01(b), 5.02(a), 5.02(b)(i) (limited to any contravention arising out of the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents), 5.04, 5.12, 5.16, 5.18(a)(ii), 5.18(b), 5.18(c)(ii) and 5.19 (subject to the proviso at the end of Section 4.01(a)).

 

Specified Transaction” means (a) the Transactions, (b) any designation of operations or assets of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as discontinued operations (as defined under GAAP), (c) any Investment that results in a Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary, (d) any designation of a Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (e) any Permitted Acquisition, (f) any Disposition that results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower or any Disposition of a business unit, line of business, book of business or division of the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case whether by merger, consolidation, amalgamation or otherwise or (g) any incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness incurred or repaid under any revolving credit facility or line of credit in the ordinary course of business for working capital purposes), a Restricted Payment, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment, Incremental Revolving Loan or Incremental Term Loan, in each case, that by the terms of this Agreement requires a financial ratio or test to be calculated on a “Pro Forma Basis” or after giving “Pro Forma Effect.”

 

Standard Securitization Undertakings” means representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities entered into by a Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower that are customary in a Securitization Financing.

 

Submitted Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Submitted Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Subordinated Indebtedness” means, with respect to the Obligations,

 

(a)            any Indebtedness of any Borrower which is by its terms junior in right of payment to the Obligations, and

 

(b)            any Indebtedness of any Guarantor which is by its terms junior in right of payment to the Guarantee of such entity of the Obligations.

 

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any charitable organizations and any other Person that meets the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code) of which (i) a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned or (ii) the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Parent Borrower.

 

Successor Parent Borrower” has the meaning specified in Section 7.04(d).

 

Supported QFC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22.

 

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

 

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Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

 

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

 

Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

 

Syndication Agent” means BofA Securities, Inc., in its capacity as syndication agent under this Agreement.

 

Taxes” means all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, assessments or withholdings imposed by any Governmental Authority including interest, penalties and additions to tax.

 

Term B Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender, its obligation to make a Term B Loan to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(a) in an aggregate amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.01A hereto under the caption “Term B Commitment” or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Term Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement (including Sections 2.14 and 2.06). The initial aggregate amount of the Term B Commitments is $600,000,000.

 

Term B Loans” means the term loans made by the Lenders on the Closing Date to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(a).

 

Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Term Loans of the same Type and Class and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period, made by each of the Term Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(a).

 

Term Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender, its obligation to make Term Loans to the Borrowers hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.06 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to (i) assignments by or to such Term Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, (ii) an Incremental Amendment, (iii) a Refinancing Amendment or (iv) an Extension Amendment. The amount of each Term Lender’s Commitment is set forth on Schedule 1.01A hereto under the caption “Term B Commitment” or
in the Assignment and Assumption, Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed, increased or decreased its Term Commitment, as the case may be.

 

Term Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Term Commitment or a Term Loan at such time.

 

Term Loan” means any Term B Loan, Incremental Term Loan, Refinancing Term Loan, Extended Term Loan or Replacement Term Loan, as the context may require.

 

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Term Loan Extension Request” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(a).

 

Term Loan Extension Series” has the meaning provided in Section 2.16(a).

 

Term Loan Increase” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Term Loan Priority Collateral” means the “Term Loan Priority Collateral” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Term Note” means a promissory note of the Borrowers payable to any Term Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit C-1 hereto, evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrowers to such Term Lender resulting from the Term Loans made by such Term Lender.

 

Term SOFR” means, for the applicable corresponding tenor (or if any Available Tenor of a Benchmark does not correspond to an Available Tenor for the applicable Benchmark Replacement, the closest corresponding Available Tenor and if such Available Tenor corresponds equally to two Available Tenors of the applicable Benchmark Replacement, the corresponding tenor of the shorter duration shall be applied), the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

 

Test Period” means, for any date of determination under this Agreement, the four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Parent Borrower most recently ended as of such date of determination for which financial statements are available, which in the case of Applicable ECF Percentage shall also be the fiscal year ended.

 

Threshold Amount” means $50,000,000.

 

Total Assets” means the total assets of the Parent Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, as shown on the most recent balance sheet of the Parent Borrower delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) (and, in the case of any determination relating to any incurrence of Indebtedness or any Investment, Restricted Payment or Permitted Acquisition or other acquisition, on a Pro Forma Basis including any property or assets being acquired or disposed of in connection therewith) or, for the period prior to the time any such statements are so delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), the Pro Forma Balance Sheet.

 

Total Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Net Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Parent Borrower for such Test Period.

 

Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans.

 

Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA” means Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently ended Test Period (determined on a Pro Forma Basis in accordance with Section 1.08).

 

Transaction Expenses” means any fees, premiums, expenses or other costs incurred or paid by the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions (including fees and expenses in connection with hedging transactions and this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, the ABL Financing Documents, the Unsecured Financing Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby).

 

Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the funding of the Term B Loans and the issuance of the Unsecured Notes on the Closing Date and the execution and delivery of Loan Documents, any amendment to the ABL Financing Documents and the execution and delivery of the Unsecured Financing Documents to be entered into on the Closing Date, (b) the payment of Transaction Expenses and (e) the Closing Date Refinancing.

 

Transformative Acquisition” means any acquisition by the Parent Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that (i) is not permitted by the terms of the Loan Documents immediately prior to the consummation of such acquisition, (ii) if permitted by the terms of the Loan Documents immediately prior to the consummation of such acquisition, would not provide the Parent Borrower and the other Restricted Subsidiaries with adequate flexibility under the Loan Documents for the continuation and/or expansion of their combined operations following such consummation, as determined by the Administrative Borrower acting in good faith based on projections of the combined business (and such projections shall have been delivered to the Administrative Agent) or (iii) results in a refinancing of the Term B Loans that involves an increase of such facility in connection with such acquisition.

 

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Treasury Capital Stock” has the meaning specified in Section 7.06(b)(ii).

 

Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurocurrency Rate Loan.

 

UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person subject to IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.

 

UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.

 

Uniform Commercial Code” or “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code (or similar code or statute) as the same may from time to time be in effect in the State of New York or the Uniform Commercial Code (or similar code or statute) of another jurisdiction, to the extent it may be required to perfect a security interest in or otherwise apply to any item or items of Collateral.

 

United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.

 

United States Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(d)(ii)(C) and is in substantially the form of Exhibit I hereto.

 

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower designated by the Board of Directors of the Administrative Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.14 subsequent to the Closing Date.

 

Unsecured Financing Documents” means the Unsecured Notes, the Unsecured Notes Indenture, the other “Notes Documents” (or such comparable term) as defined in the Unsecured Notes Indenture and each of the other agreements, documents and instruments providing for or evidencing any of the obligations thereunder, and any other document or instrument executed or delivered at any time in connection with the Unsecured Notes, to the extent such are effective at the relevant time, as each may be refinanced from time to time.

 

Unsecured Notes” means the Parent Borrower’s 438% Senior Notes issued on the Closing Date under the Unsecured Notes Indenture.

 

Unsecured Notes Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of the date hereof, among the Parent Borrower, as issuer, and Ankura Trust Company, LLC, as trustee.

 

USA Patriot Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.

 

U.S. Special Resolution Regimes” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22.

 

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing:  (i) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (a) the amount of each then remaining scheduled installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required scheduled payments of principal, including payment at final scheduled maturity, in respect thereof, by (b) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (ii) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness; provided that AHYDO Payments and the effects of any prepayments or amortization made on such Indebtedness shall be disregarded in making such calculation.

 

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wholly-owned” means, with respect to a Subsidiary of a Person, a Subsidiary of such Person all of the outstanding Equity Interests of which (other than (x) director’s qualifying shares and (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable Law) are owned by such Person and/or by one or more wholly-owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

 

Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) 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, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.

 

Yen” means the lawful currency of Japan.

 

Section 1.02      Other Interpretive Provisions.

 

With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

 

(a)          The meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.

 

(b)          The words “herein,” “hereto,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document shall refer to such Loan Document as a whole and not to any particular provision thereof.

 

(c)          References in this Agreement to an Exhibit, Schedule, Article, Section, clause or subclause refer (A) to the appropriate Exhibit or Schedule to, or Article, Section, clause or subclause in this Agreement or (B) to the extent such references are not present in this Agreement, to the Loan Document in which such reference appears.

 

(d)          The term “including” is by way of example and not limitation.

 

(e)          The word “or” is not exclusive.

 

(f)           The term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form.

 

(g)          In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including”; the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding”; and the word “through” means “to and including.”

 

(h)          Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

(i)           For purposes of determining compliance with any Section of Article VII at any time, in the event that any Lien, Investment, Indebtedness (at the time of incurrence or upon application of all or a portion of the proceeds thereof as permitted under the Loan Documents), Disposition, Restricted Payment, Affiliate transaction, Contractual Obligation or prepayment of Indebtedness meets the criteria of one or more than one of the categories of transactions permitted pursuant to any clause of such Sections, such transaction (or portion thereof) at any time shall be permitted under one or more of such clauses as determined by the Administrative Borrower in its sole discretion at such time (or any later time from time to time, in each case, as determined by the Administrative Borrower in its sole discretion at such time) and thereafter may be reclassified by the Administrative Borrower in any manner not prohibited by this Agreement.

 

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(j)           The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed as having the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

 

(k)          All references to any Person shall be constructed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restriction on assignment set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all of the functions thereof.

 

(l)           The words “principal amount” shall include the liquidation preference of any Disqualified Equity Interests and Preferred Stock.

 

(m)         For avoidance of doubt, except where the context shall otherwise require, any reference to any employee, director, officer, member of management, independent contractor, advisor, service provider or consultant shall refer to any future, current or former employee, director, officer, member of management, independent contractor, advisor, service provider or consultant.

 

(n)          All references to “in the ordinary course of business” of any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof means (i) in the ordinary course of business of, or in furtherance of an objective that is in the ordinary course of business of any Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, (ii) customary and usual in the industry or industries of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries in the United States or any other jurisdiction in which the Borrowers or any Subsidiary does business, as applicable, or (iii) generally consistent with the past or current practice of the Borrowers or such Subsidiary, as applicable, or any similarly situated businesses in the United States or any other jurisdiction in which the Borrowers or any Subsidiary does business, as applicable.

 

(o)          All references to “knowledge” of any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary means the actual knowledge of a Responsible Officer.

 

(p)          All certifications to be made hereunder by an officer or representative of a Loan Party shall be made by such person in his or her capacity solely as an officer or a representative of such Loan Party, on such Loan Party’s behalf and not in such Person’s individual capacity.

 

(q)          Any reference herein to a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, consolidation, assignment, sale, disposition or transfer, or similar term, shall be deemed to apply to a division of or by a limited liability company, or an allocation of assets to a series of a limited liability company (or the unwinding of such a division or allocation), as if it were a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, consolidation, assignment, sale or transfer, or similar term, as applicable, to, of or with a separate Person. Any division of a limited liability company shall constitute a separate Person hereunder (and each division of any limited liability company that is a Subsidiary, Restricted Subsidiary, Unrestricted Subsidiary, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person or entity), and to the extent any covenant in any Loan Document is applicable to such limited liability company immediately prior to such division, such covenant shall apply to any Person resulting from such division immediately after such division. For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of Section 6.11, any Person resulting from such division of a Restricted Subsidiary constitutes a new Restricted Subsidiary that is created or acquired after the Closing Date.

 

Section 1.03      Accounting Terms.

 

All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, all such financial statements shall be prepared without giving effect to any election under FASB ASC 825 (or any similar accounting principle) permitting a Person to value its financial liabilities at the fair value thereof. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, (a) any obligation of any Person that would have been treated as an operating lease for purposes of GAAP as of December 14, 2018 (whether or not such obligation was in effect on such date) shall be accounted for as an operating lease for purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding any actual or proposed change in GAAP (whether on a prospective or retroactive basis) after such date and shall not be treated as Indebtedness, Attributable Indebtedness or a Capitalized Lease and (b) 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 Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 141R or ASC 805 (or any other financial accounting standard having a similar result or effect).

 

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Section 1.04      Rounding.

 

Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Parent Borrower pursuant to this Agreement (or required to be satisfied in order for a specific action to be permitted under this Agreement) shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding up if there is no nearest number).

 

Section 1.05      References to Agreements, Laws, Etc.

 

Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to Organization Documents, agreements (including the Loan Documents, the ABL Financing Documents and the Unsecured Financing Documents) and other Contractual Obligations shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, refinancings, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, refinancings, extensions, supplements and other modifications are not prohibited by any Loan Document; and (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law. Any term or section reference herein or in the other Loan Documents which refers to a defined term or section reference in any Organization Document, agreement, Contractual Obligation or Law shall be deemed to be a cross-reference to the same or comparable defined term or section reference, as applicable, in any such amendment, refinancing, restatement, renewal, restructuring, extension, supplement or other modification to such Organization Document, agreement, Contractual Obligation or any such consolidation, amendment, replacement, supplement or interpretation of such Law.

 

Section 1.06      Times of Day.

 

Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to New York, New York time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

 

Section 1.07      Timing of Payment or Performance.

 

Except as otherwise provided herein, when the payment of any obligation or the performance of any covenant, duty or obligation is stated to be due or performance required on a day which is not a Business Day, the date of such payment (other than as described in the definition of Interest Period) or performance shall extend to the immediately succeeding Business Day.

 

Section 1.08      Pro Forma Calculations.

 

(a)            Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, financial ratios and tests, including the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and compliance with covenants determined by reference to Consolidated EBITDA or Total Assets, shall be calculated in the manner prescribed by this Section 1.08; provided that notwithstanding anything to the contrary in clauses (b), (c), (d) or (e) of this Section 1.08, (A) when calculating any such ratio or test for purposes of the definition of “Applicable Rate”, the events described in this Section 1.08 that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period shall not be given pro forma effect and (B) when calculating any such ratio or test for purposes of the incurrence of any Indebtedness, cash and Cash Equivalents resulting from the incurrence of such Indebtedness shall be excluded from the pro forma calculation of any applicable ratio or test for purposes of determining net Indebtedness. In addition, whenever a financial ratio or test is to be calculated on a pro forma basis, the reference to the “Test Period” for purposes of calculating such financial ratio or test shall be deemed to be a reference to, and shall be based on, the most recently ended Test Period for which internal financial statements of the Parent Borrower are available (as determined in good faith by the Administrative Borrower). For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of the foregoing sentence shall not apply for purposes of calculating any such ratio or test for purposes of the definition of “Applicable Rate”, which shall be based on the financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), as applicable, for the relevant Test Period.

 

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(b)            For purposes of calculating any financial ratio or test or compliance with any covenant determined by reference to Consolidated EBITDA or Total Assets, Specified Transactions (with any incurrence or repayment of any Indebtedness in connection therewith to be subject to clause (d) of this Section 1.08 (other than Indebtedness incurred or repaid under any revolving credit facility or line of credit)) that have been made (i) during the applicable Test Period or (ii) if applicable as described in clause (a) above, subsequent to such Test Period and prior to or simultaneously with the event for which the calculation of any such ratio is made shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Specified Transactions (and any increase or decrease in Consolidated EBITDA, Total Assets and the component financial definitions used therein attributable to any Specified Transaction) had occurred on the first day of the applicable Test Period (or, in the case of Total Assets, on the last day of the applicable Test Period). If since the beginning of any applicable Test Period any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries since the beginning of such Test Period shall have made any Specified Transaction that would have required adjustment pursuant to this Section 1.08, then such financial ratio or test (or Consolidated EBITDA or Total Assets) shall be calculated to give pro forma effect thereto in accordance with this Section 1.08.

 

(c)            Whenever pro forma effect is to be given to the Transactions, a Specified Transaction or the implementation of an operational initiative or operational change, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the Administrative Borrower and may include, for the avoidance of doubt, the amount of “run-rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating initiatives, other operating improvements and synergies projected by the Administrative Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of specified actions taken, committed to be taken or expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Administrative Borrower) (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating initiatives, other operating improvements and synergies had been realized on the first day of such period and as if such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies were realized during the entirety of such period) and “run-rate” means the full recurring benefit for a period that is associated with any action taken, committed to be taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (including any savings expected to result from the elimination of a public target’s compliance costs with public company requirements) net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions, and any such adjustments shall be included in the initial pro forma calculations of such financial ratios or tests and during any subsequent Test Period in which the effects thereof are expected to be realized relating to the Transactions, such Specified Transaction or such implementation of an operational initiative or operational change; provided that (A) such amounts are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Borrower, (B) except as set forth in the definition of Consolidated EBITDA, such actions are taken, committed to be taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken no later than twenty-four (24) months after the date of the Transactions, such Specified Transaction or implementation of such operational initiative or operational change, (C) no amounts shall be added pursuant to this clause (c) to the extent duplicative of any amounts that are otherwise added back in computing Consolidated EBITDA (or any other components thereof), whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, with respect to such period, (D) it is understood and agreed that, subject to compliance with the other provisions of this Section 1.08(c), amounts to be included in pro forma calculations pursuant to this Section 1.08(c) may be included in Test Periods in which the Specified Transaction to which such amounts relate to is no longer being given pro forma effect pursuant to Section 1.08(b) and (E) any increase in Consolidated EBITDA as a result of cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating initiatives, other operating improvements and synergies pursuant to this Section 1.08(c) (other than related to the Transactions) shall be subject to the limitation set forth in clause (a)(vii) of the definition of Consolidated EBITDA.

 

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(d)            In the event that (w) the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries incurs (including by assumption or guarantees) or repays (including by redemption, repayment, amortization, retirement, discharge, defeasance or extinguishment) any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness incurred or repaid under any revolving credit facility or line of credit), (x) the Parent Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries issues, repurchases or redeems Disqualified Equity Interests, (y) any Restricted Subsidiary issues, repurchases or redeems Preferred Stock or (z) any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries establishes or eliminates (or designates or undesignates) any Designated Revolving Commitments, in each case included in the calculations of any financial ratio or test, (i) during the applicable Test Period or (ii) subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period and prior to or simultaneously with the event for which the calculation of any such ratio is made, then such financial ratio or test shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, or such issuance or redemption of Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock, in each case to the extent required, as if the same had occurred on the last day of the applicable Test Period (except in the case of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (or similar ratio), in which case such incurrence, assumption, guarantee, redemption, repayment, retirement, discharge, defeasance or extinguishment of Indebtedness or such issuance, repurchase or redemption of Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock will be given effect, as if the same had occurred on the first day of the applicable Test Period) and for all purposes, such financial ratio or test shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to the full amount of any undrawn Designated Revolving Commitments as if such full amount of Indebtedness thereunder had been incurred thereunder throughout such period.

 

(e)            If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of the event for which the calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (or similar ratio) is made had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any interest hedging arrangements applicable to such Indebtedness). Interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by a Financial Officer of the Administrative Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP. Interest on Indebtedness that may optionally be determined at an interest rate based upon a factor of a prime or similar rate, a Eurocurrency Rate interbank offered rate, or other rate, shall be determined to have been based upon the rate actually chosen, or if none, then based upon such optional rate chosen as the Parent Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiaries may designate.

 

(f)            (I) In connection with the calculation of the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio or the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for purposes of incurring Indebtedness (including Preferred Stock) or Disqualified Equity Interests under this Agreement, no effect (pro forma or otherwise) shall be given to any Indebtedness (or Preferred Stock) or Disqualified Equity Interests being incurred (or commitments obtained) on the same date (or on a such other subsequent date which otherwise require Pro Forma Effect to be given to such incurrence (or obtaining of commitments)) pursuant to any fixed dollar basket or basket based on Consolidated EBITDA; and (II) in connection with the calculation of the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio or the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for purposes of incurring any Lien under this Agreement, no effect (pro forma or otherwise) shall be given to any Liens being incurred on the same date (or on a such other subsequent date which otherwise require Pro Forma Effect to be given to such incurrence) pursuant to any fixed dollar basket or basket based on Consolidated EBITDA.

 

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(g)            Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary, when (a) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires the calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio or the Total Net Leverage Ratio, (b) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires that no Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result therefrom, (c) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires compliance with any representations and warranties set forth herein or (d) testing availability under baskets set forth in this Agreement (including baskets measured as a percentage of Consolidated EBITDA), in each case in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, the date of determination of such ratio or other provisions, determination of whether any Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result therefrom, determination of compliance with any representations or warranties or the availability under any baskets shall, at the option of the Administrative Borrower (the Administrative Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Transaction, an “LCT Election”, which LCT Election may be in respect of one or more of clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) above), be deemed to be the date the definitive agreements (or other relevant definitive documentation) for such Limited Condition Transaction are entered into (the “LCT Test Date”). If on a pro forma basis after giving effect to such Limited Condition Transaction and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock and the use of proceeds thereof), with such ratios and other provisions calculated as if such Limited Condition Transaction or other transactions had occurred at the beginning of the most recent Test Period ending prior to the LCT Test Date for which internal financial statements are available (as determined in good faith by the Administrative Borrower), the Parent Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCT Test Date in compliance with the applicable ratios, default provisions or other provisions, such ratios, default provisions or other provisions shall be deemed to have been complied with on such date. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if, following the LCT Test Date, any of such ratios, default provisions or other provisions are exceeded or breached as a result of fluctuations in such ratio (including due to fluctuations in Consolidated EBITDA or other components of such ratio (including due to fluctuations of the Target of any Limited Condition Transaction, including its cash and Cash Equivalents or the amount of such Indebtedness)) or other provisions at or prior to the consummation of the relevant Limited Condition Transaction, such ratios, default provisions or other provisions will not be deemed to have been exceeded or failed to have been satisfied as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether the Limited Condition Transaction is permitted hereunder and (ii) such ratios and compliance with such conditions shall not be tested at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction or related Specified Transactions. If the Administrative Borrower has made an LCT Election for any Limited Condition Transaction, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio, basket availability or compliance with any other provision hereunder on or following the relevant LCT Test Date and prior to the earliest of the date on which such Limited Condition Transaction is consummated and the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Transaction is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction, any such ratio, basket or compliance with any other provision hereunder shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock, and the use of proceeds thereof) had been consummated on the LCT Test Date; provided that for purposes of any such calculation of the Fixed Charges Coverage Ratio, Fixed Charges will be calculated using an assumed interest rate for the Indebtedness to be incurred in connection with such Limited Condition Transaction based on the indicative interest margin contained in any financing commitment documentation with respect to such Indebtedness or, if no such indicative interest margin exists, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith.

 

Section 1.09      Currency Generally.

 

For purposes of determining compliance with Sections 7.01, 7.03, 7.05, 7.06 and 7.13 and the definition of Permitted Investments with respect to any amount of Indebtedness or Investment in a currency other than Dollars, no Default shall be deemed to have occurred solely as a result of changes in rates of currency exchange occurring after the time such Indebtedness or Investment is incurred (so long as such Indebtedness or Investment, at the time incurred, made or acquired, was permitted hereunder).

 

For purposes of determining the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio or any other leverage-based ratio or test under this Agreement, the amount of Indebtedness shall reflect the currency translation effects, determined in accordance with GAAP, of Swap Contracts permitted hereunder for currency exchange risks with respect to the applicable currency in effect on the date of determination of the Dollar equivalent of such Indebtedness.

 

Article II.
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

Section 2.01      The Loans.

 

(a)            The Term Borrowings. (i) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Second Amendment, each Term Lender severally agrees to make to the Parent Borrower on the Closing Date one or more loans denominated in Dollars in an aggregate amount not to exceed the amount of such Term Lender’s Term B Commitment; and (ii) subject to the terms and conditions set forth in any Incremental Amendment or Refinancing Amendment providing for, as applicable, the making, exchange, renewal, replacement or refinancing of Term Loans, each Term Lender party thereto severally agrees to, as applicable, make, exchange, renew or replace Term Loans on the date specified therein in an aggregate amount not to exceed the amount of such Term Lender’s applicable Term Commitment as set forth therein. Amounts borrowed, exchanged, renewed or replaced under this Section 2.01(a) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

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(b)            [Reserved].

 

Section 2.02      Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

 

(a)            Each Term Borrowing, each conversion of Term Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be made upon the Administrative Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent (provided that the notices in respect of the initial Credit Extensions, or in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or other transaction permitted under this agreement, may be conditioned on the occurrence of the Closing Date or the occurrence of such Permitted Acquisition or other transaction, as applicable, so long as the Borrowers indemnify the Lenders for any amounts that would be payable under Section 3.05), which may be given by (A) telephone, or (B) a Committed Loan Notice; provided that any telephonic notice (which shall be accompanied by an electronic mail notice prior to funding) by the Administrative Borrower must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Committed Loan Notice no later than the date of funding, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower.  Each such Committed Loan Notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon (x) three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, any conversion of Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans or any Borrowing of, continuation of or conversion into Loans that are denominated in a currency other than Dollars pursuant to Section 2.02(a)(vi) below or (y) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans. Except as provided in Section 2.14, 2.15 or 2.16, each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $1,000,000, or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Section 2.14, 2.15 or 2.16, each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the Borrowers are requesting a Term Borrowing, a conversion of Term Loans from one Type to the other or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Class and Type of Loans to be borrowed or the Type of Loans to which existing Term Loans are to be converted, (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto, (vi) with respect to Eurocurrency Rate Loans only, the currency of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (vii) the Parent Borrower or Subsidiary Borrower to which such Loan shall be made and (viii) wire instructions of the account(s) to which funds are to be disbursed (it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that the amount to be disbursed to any particular account may be less than the minimum or multiple limitations set forth above so long as the aggregate amount to be disbursed to all such accounts pursuant to such Borrowing meets such minimums and multiples). If the Administrative Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall made or continued as the same Type of Loan, which if a Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall have a one month Interest Period. Any such automatic continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans. If the Administrative Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one (1) month.

 

(b)            Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the applicable Class of Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Administrative Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or continuation of Loans described in Section 2.02(a). In the case of each Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. The Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrowers in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account(s) of the Borrowers on the books of the Administrative Agent with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided by the Borrowers to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent.

 

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(c)            Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurocurrency Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Rate Loan unless the Borrowers pay the amount due, if any, under Section 3.05 in connection therewith. During the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may require by notice to the Borrowers that no Loans may be converted to or continued as Eurocurrency Rate Loans.

 

(d)            The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurocurrency Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. The determination of the Eurocurrency Rate by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of any change in the Administrative Agent’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

 

(e)            After giving effect to all Term Borrowings, all conversions of Term Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Term Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than ten (10) Interest Periods in effect unless otherwise agreed between the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent.

 

(f)            The failure of any Lender to make the Loan to be made by it as part of any Borrowing shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Loan on the date of such Borrowing, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make the Loan to be made by such other Lender on the date of any Borrowing.

 

(g)            Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the date of any Borrowing, or in the case of Base Rate Loans, prior to 1:00 p.m. on the date of such Borrowing, that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement available to the Administrative Agent on the date of such Borrowing in accordance with paragraph (b) above, and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrowers on such date a corresponding amount. If the Administrative Agent shall have so made funds available, then, to the extent that such Lender shall not have made such portion available to the Administrative Agent, each of such Lender and the Borrowers severally agree to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is made available to the Borrowers until the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at (i) in the case of the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable at the time to the Loans comprising such Borrowing and (ii) in the case of such Lender, the Overnight Rate plus any administrative, processing, or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the foregoing. A certificate of the Administrative Agent submitted to any Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.02(g) shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. If the Borrowers and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrowers the amount of such interest paid by the Borrowers for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrowers shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrowers may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

 

(h)            Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, any Lender may exchange, continue or rollover all of the portion of its Loans in connection with any refinancing, extension, loan modification or similar transaction permitted by the terms of this Agreement, pursuant to a cashless settlement mechanism approved by the Administrative Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Lender.

 

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Section 2.03      [Reserved].

 

Section 2.04      [Reserved].

 

Section 2.05      Prepayments.

 

(a)            Optional. (i)  The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent by the Borrowers, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay any Class or Classes of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans of any Class or Classes in whole or in part without premium or penalty (other than as required by Section 3.05 and except as provided in Section 2.05(a)(vi) below); provided that (1) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:30 a.m. (A) three (3) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (2) any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $1,000,000, or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding; and (3) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Class(es) and Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of such prepayment. If such notice is given by the Borrowers, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. Any prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest thereon, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(vi) and Section 3.05. In the case of each prepayment of the Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(a), the Borrowers may in its sole discretion select the Class or Classes of Borrowing or Borrowings (and the order of maturity of principal payments) to be repaid, and such payment shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, (x) after any Extension, the Borrower may voluntarily prepay any Borrowing of any Class of non-extended Term Loans or non-extended Revolving Credit Loans (and terminate the related Revolving Credit Commitment) pursuant to which the related Extension Request was made without any obligation to prepay the corresponding Extended Term Loans or may voluntarily prepay any Borrowing of any Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Loans (and terminate the related Extended Revolving Credit Commitment) pursuant to which the related Extension Request was made without any obligation to voluntarily prepay the corresponding non-extended Term Loans or non-extended Revolving Credit Loans and (y) after the incurrence or issuance of any Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Replacement Term Loans, the Borrower may voluntarily prepay (and terminate the related Commitment with respect to) any Borrowing of any Term B Loans or Revolving Credit Loans without any obligation to voluntarily prepay (or terminate the related Commitment with respect to) any Class of Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Replacement Term Loans, or may voluntarily prepay (and terminate the related Commitment with respect to) any Borrowing of any Class of Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Replacement Term Loans without any obligation to voluntarily prepay (or terminate the related Commitment with respect to) the Term B Loans, any other Term Loans or any Revolving Credit Loans; provided that any Incremental Loans effected as a Term Loan Increase or a Revolving Commitment Increase to any existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans and such existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, shall in all events be voluntarily prepaid on a pro rata basis.

 

(ii)            [Reserved].

 

(iii)            Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Borrowers may rescind (or delay the date of prepayment identified in) any notice of prepayment under Section 2.05(a)(i) if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all or a portion of the applicable Facility or the occurrence of another event, which refinancing or other event shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed; provided that the Borrowers shall pay to the applicable Lenders all amounts payable under Section 3.05 in connection with such rescission.

 

(iv)            Voluntary prepayments (including contributions, assignments, open market purchases or transfers of any Class of Term Loans to the Borrowers under Section 10.07(l), which shall be deemed voluntary prepayments of the principal amount of the applicable Term Loans for purposes of this paragraph) of any Class of Term Loans permitted hereunder shall be applied to the remaining scheduled installments of principal thereof pursuant to Section 2.07(a) in a manner determined at the discretion of the Borrowers and specified in the notice of prepayment (and absent such direction, in direct order of maturity); and, subject to the other limitations expressly set forth in this Agreement, the Borrowers may elect to apply voluntary prepayments of Term Loans to one or more Class or Classes of Term Loans selected by the Borrowers.

 

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(v)            Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, in addition to the terms set forth in Sections 2.05(a)(i) and 10.07, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any Borrower Party may (i) purchase outstanding Term Loans on a non-pro rata basis through open market purchases or (ii) prepay the outstanding Term Loans (which shall, for the avoidance of doubt, be automatically and permanently canceled immediately upon such prepayment), on the following basis:

 

(A)            Any Borrower Party shall have the right to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to a Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment, Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers or Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers (any such prepayment, the “Discounted Term Loan Prepayment”), in each case made in accordance with this Section 2.05(a)(v) and without premium or penalty (other than as required by Section 3.05 and except as provided in Section 2.05(a)(vi) below).

 

(B)            (1)  Any Borrower Party may from time to time offer to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice (or such shorter period as agreed by the Auction Agent) in the form of a Specified Discount Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such offer shall be made available, at the sole discretion of the applicable Borrower Party, to (x) each Term Lender and/or (y) each Term Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual Class basis, (II) any such offer shall specify the aggregate principal amount offered to be prepaid (the “Specified Discount Prepayment Amount”) with respect to each applicable Class, the Class or Classes of Term Loans subject to such offer and the specific percentage discount to par (the “Specified Discount”) of such Term Loans to be prepaid (it being understood that different Specified Discounts and/or Specified Discount Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different Classes of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)), (III) the Specified Discount Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $5,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such offer shall remain outstanding through the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Specified Discount Prepayment Notice and a form of the Specified Discount Prepayment Response to be completed and returned by each such Term Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m., on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (which date may be extended for a period not exceeding three (3) Business Days upon notice by the applicable Borrower Party to, and with the consent of, the Auction Agent) (the “Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date”).

 

(2)            Each Term Lender receiving such offer shall notify the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date whether or not it agrees to accept a prepayment of any of its applicable then outstanding Term Loans at the Specified Discount and, if so (such accepting Lender, a “Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender”), the amount and the Classes of such Lender’s Term Loans to be prepaid at such offered discount. Each acceptance of a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment by a Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender shall be irrevocable. Any Term Lender whose Specified Discount Prepayment Response is not received by the Auction Agent by the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined to accept the applicable Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment.

 

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(3)            If there is at least one Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender, the relevant Borrower Party will make a prepayment of outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this paragraph (B) to each Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with the respective outstanding amount and Classes of Term Loans specified in such Lender’s Specified Discount Prepayment Response given pursuant to subsection (2) above; provided that, if the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans accepted for prepayment by all Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders exceeds the Specified Discount Prepayment Amount, such prepayment shall be made pro rata among the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders in accordance with the respective principal amounts accepted to be prepaid by each such Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Specified Discount Proration”). The Auction Agent shall promptly, and in any case within three (3) Business Days following the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, notify (I) the relevant Borrower Party of the respective Term Lenders’ responses to such offer, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the Classes to be prepaid, (II) each Term Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, and the aggregate principal amount and the Classes of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date and (III) each Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender of the Specified Discount Proration, if any, and confirmation of the principal amount, Class and Type of Term Loans of such Lender to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the Borrower Party and such Term Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to the Borrower Party shall be due and payable by such Borrower Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subsection (F) below (subject to subsection (J) below).

 

(C)            (1)  Any Borrower Party may from time to time solicit Discount Range Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice (or such shorter period as agreed by the Auction Agent) in the form of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of such Borrower Party, to (x) each Term Lender and/or (y) each Term Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual Class basis, (II) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate principal amount of the relevant Term Loans (the “Discount Range Prepayment Amount”), the Class or Classes of Term Loans subject to such offer and the maximum and minimum percentage discounts to par (the “Discount Range”) of the principal amount of such Term Loans with respect to each relevant Class of Term Loans willing to be prepaid by such Borrower Party (it being understood that different Discount Ranges and/or Discount Range Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different Classes of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)), (III) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $5,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such solicitation by a Borrower Party shall remain outstanding through the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Discount Range Prepayment Notice and a form of the Discount Range Prepayment Offer to be submitted by a responding Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m., on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (which date may be extended for a period not exceeding three (3) Business Days upon notice by the applicable Borrower Party to, and with the consent of, the Auction Agent) (the “Discount Range Prepayment Response Date”). Each Term Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer shall be irrevocable and shall specify a discount to par within the Discount Range (the “Submitted Discount”) at which such Lender is willing to allow prepayment of any or all of its then outstanding Term Loans of the applicable Class or Classes and the maximum aggregate principal amount and Classes of such Lender’s Term Loans (the “Submitted Amount”) such Term Lender is willing to have prepaid at the Submitted Discount. Any Term Lender whose Discount Range Prepayment Offer is not received by the Auction Agent by the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined to accept a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount to their par value within the Discount Range.

 

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(2)            The Auction Agent shall review all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received on or before the applicable Discount Range Prepayment Response Date and shall determine (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the Applicable Discount and Term Loans to be prepaid at such Applicable Discount in accordance with this subsection (C). The relevant Borrower Party agrees to accept on the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received by the Auction Agent within the Discount Range by the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, in the order from the Submitted Discount that is the largest discount to par to the Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par, up to and including the Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par within the Discount Range (such Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par within the Discount Range being referred to as the “Applicable Discount”) which yields a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment in an aggregate principal amount equal to the lower of (I) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount and (II) the sum of all Submitted Amounts. Each Term Lender that has submitted a Discount Range Prepayment Offer to accept prepayment at a discount to par that is larger than or equal to the Applicable Discount shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented to prepayment of Term Loans equal to its Submitted Amount (subject to any required proration pursuant to the following subsection (3)) at the Applicable Discount (each such Term Lender, a “Participating Lender”).

 

(3)            If there is at least one Participating Lender, the relevant Borrower Party will prepay the respective outstanding Term Loans of each Participating Lender on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in the aggregate principal amount and of the Classes specified in such Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer at the Applicable Discount; provided that if the Submitted Amount by all Participating Lenders offered at a discount to par greater than the Applicable Discount exceeds the Discount Range Prepayment Amount, prepayment of the principal amount of the relevant Term Loans for those Participating Lenders whose Submitted Discount is a discount to par greater than or equal to the Applicable Discount (the “Identified Participating Lenders”) shall be made pro rata among the Identified Participating Lenders in accordance with the Submitted Amount of each such Identified Participating Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Discount Range Proration”). The Auction Agent shall promptly, and in any case within five (5) Business Days following the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, notify (I) the relevant Borrower Party of the respective Term Lenders’ responses to such solicitation, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount, the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the Classes to be prepaid, (II) each Term Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount, and the aggregate principal amount and Classes of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (III) each Participating Lender of the aggregate principal amount and Classes of such Term Lender to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, and (IV) if applicable, each Identified Participating Lender of the Discount Range Proration. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the relevant Borrower Party and Term Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to the applicable Borrower Party shall be due and payable by such Borrower Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subsection (F) below (subject to subsection (J) below).

 

(D)            (1)  Any Borrower Party may from time to time solicit Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice (or such shorter period as agreed by the Auction Agent) in the form of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of such Borrower Party, to (x) each Term Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual Class basis, (II) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate amount of the Term Loans (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount”) and the Class or Classes of Term Loans the applicable Borrower Party is willing to prepay at a discount (it being understood that different Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different Classes of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)), (III) the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $5,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such solicitation by a Borrower Party shall remain outstanding through the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice and a form of the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer to be submitted by a responding Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m., on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Term Lenders (which date may be extended for a period not exceeding three (3) Business Days upon notice by the Borrower Party to the Auction Agent) (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date”). Each Term Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer shall (x) be irrevocable, (y) remain outstanding until the Acceptance Date, and (z) specify both a discount to par (the “Offered Discount”) at which such Term Lender is willing to allow prepayment of its then outstanding Term Loans and the maximum aggregate principal amount and Classes of such Term Loans (the “Offered Amount”) such Term Lender is willing to have prepaid at the Offered Discount. Any Term Lender whose Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer is not received by the Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount.

 

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(2)            The Auction Agent shall promptly provide the relevant Borrower Party with a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received on or before the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date. Such Borrower Party shall review all such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers and select the largest of the Offered Discounts specified by the relevant responding Term Lenders in the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers that is acceptable to the Borrower Party in its sole discretion (the “Acceptable Discount”), if any. If the Borrower Party elects, in its sole discretion, to accept any Offered Discount as the Acceptable Discount, then as soon as practicable after the determination of the Acceptable Discount, but in no event later than by the third Business Day after the date of receipt by such Borrower Party from the Auction Agent of a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers pursuant to the first sentence of this subsection (2) (the “Acceptance Date”), the Borrower Party shall submit an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice to the Auction Agent setting forth the Acceptable Discount. If the Auction Agent shall fail to receive an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice from the Borrower Party by the Acceptance Date, such Borrower Party shall be deemed to have rejected all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

 

(3)            Based upon the Acceptable Discount and the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, within three (3) Business Days after receipt of an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice (the “Discounted Prepayment Determination Date”), the Auction Agent will determine (with the consent of such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the aggregate principal amount and the Classes of Term Loans (the “Acceptable Prepayment Amount”) to be prepaid by the relevant Borrower Party at the Acceptable Discount in accordance with this Section 2.05(a)(v)(D). If the Borrower Party elects to accept any Acceptable Discount, then the Borrower Party agrees to accept all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, in the order from largest Offered Discount to smallest Offered Discount, up to and including the Acceptable Discount. Each Term Lender that has submitted a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer with an Offered Discount that is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented to prepayment of Term Loans equal to its Offered Amount (subject to any required pro-rata reduction pursuant to the following sentence) at the Acceptable Discount (each such Lender, a “Qualifying Lender”). The Borrower Party will prepay outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this subsection (D) to each Qualifying Lender in the aggregate principal amount and of the Classes specified in such Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer at the Acceptable Discount; provided that if the aggregate Offered Amount by all Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount exceeds the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount, prepayment of the principal amount of the Term Loans for those Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount (the “Identified Qualifying Lenders”) shall be made pro rata among the Identified Qualifying Lenders in accordance with the Offered Amount of each such Identified Qualifying Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Solicited Discount Proration”). On or prior to the Discounted Prepayment Determination Date, the Auction Agent shall promptly notify (I) the relevant Borrower Party of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Acceptable Prepayment Amount comprising the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the Classes to be prepaid, (II) each Term Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Acceptable Discount, the Acceptable Prepayment Amount of all Term Loans and the Classes to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (III) each Qualifying Lender of the aggregate principal amount and the Classes of such Term Lender to be prepaid at the Acceptable Discount on such date, and (IV) if applicable, each Identified Qualifying Lender of the Solicited Discount Proration. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to such Borrower Party and Term Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to such Borrower Party shall be due and payable by such Borrower Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subsection (F) below (subject to subsection (J) below).

 

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(E)            In connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment, the Borrower Parties and the Term Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may require as a condition to any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment, the payment of customary, reasonable and documented fees and out-of-pocket expenses from a Borrower Party in connection therewith.

 

(F)            If any Term Loan is prepaid in accordance with paragraphs (B) through (D) above, a Borrower Party shall prepay such Term Loans on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date without premium or penalty (other than as required by Section 3.05 and except as provided in Section 2.05(a)(vi) below). The relevant Borrower Party shall make such prepayment to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in immediately available funds not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and all such prepayments shall be applied to the relevant tranche or Class of Term Loans as the applicable Borrower Party shall so specify in the applicable offer. The Term Loans so prepaid shall be accompanied by all accrued and unpaid interest on the par principal amount so prepaid up to, but not including, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date. Each prepayment of the outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(v) shall be paid to the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, and shall be applied to the relevant Term Loans of such Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share or other applicable share under this Agreement. The aggregate principal amount of the Classes and installments of the relevant Term Loans outstanding shall be deemed reduced by the full par value of the aggregate principal amount of the Classes of Term Loans prepaid on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment. In connection with each prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(v), each Lender participating in any prepayment described in this Section 2.05(a)(v) acknowledges and agrees that in connection therewith, (1) the Borrowers or any Borrower Party then may have, and later may come into possession of, Excluded Information, (2) such Lender has independently, and without reliance on the Borrowers, any of their Subsidiaries, the Administrative Agent or any of their respective Affiliates, made its own analysis and determination to participate in such prepayment notwithstanding such Lender’s lack of knowledge of the Excluded Information, (3) none of the Borrowers, Borrower Parties or any of their respective Affiliates shall be required to make any representation that it is not in possession of Material Non-Public Information and all parties to the relevant transactions shall render customary “big boy” disclaimer letters, (4) none of the Borrowers, their Subsidiaries, the Administrative Agent or any of their respective Affiliates shall have any liability to such Lender, and such Lender hereby waives and releases, to the extent permitted by law, any claims such Lender may have against the Borrowers, their Subsidiaries, the Administrative Agent and their respective Affiliates, under applicable laws or otherwise, with respect to the nondisclosure of the Excluded Information, and (5) the Excluded Information may not be available to the Administrative Agent or the other Lenders.

 

(G)            To the extent not expressly provided for herein, each Discounted Term Loan Prepayment shall be consummated pursuant to procedures consistent with the provisions in this Section 2.05(a)(v), established by the Auction Agent acting in its reasonable discretion and as reasonably agreed by the applicable Borrower Party.

 

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(H)            Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, for purposes of this Section 2.05(a)(v), each notice or other communication required to be delivered or otherwise provided to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) shall be deemed to have been given upon the Auction Agent’s (or its delegate’s) actual receipt during normal business hours of such notice or communication; provided that any notice or communication actually received outside of normal business hours shall be deemed to have been given as of the opening of business on the next Business Day.

 

(I)            Each of the Borrower Parties and the Term Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may perform any and all of its duties under this Section 2.05(a)(v) by itself or through any Affiliate of the Auction Agent and expressly consents to any such delegation of duties by the Auction Agent to such Affiliate and the performance of such delegated duties by such Affiliate. The exculpatory provisions pursuant to this Agreement shall apply to each Affiliate of the Auction Agent and its respective activities in connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment provided for in this Section 2.05(a)(v) as well as activities of the Auction Agent.

 

(J)            Each Borrower Party shall have the right, by written notice to the Auction Agent, to revoke in full (but not in part) its offer to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and rescind the applicable Specified Discount Prepayment Notice, Discount Range Prepayment Notice or Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice therefor at its discretion at any time on or prior to the applicable Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, Discount Range Prepayment Response Date or Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date (and if such offer is revoked pursuant to the preceding clauses, any failure by such Borrower Party to make any prepayment to a Lender, as applicable, pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(v) shall not constitute a Default or Event of Default under Section 8.01 or otherwise).

 

(vi)            Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that, prior to the date that is the six month anniversary of the Closing Date, any Borrower (x) voluntarily prepays, repays, refinances, substitutes or replaces any Term B Loans pursuant to a Repricing Transaction or makes any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iii) or (iv) that constitutes a Repricing Transaction, or (y) effects any amendment of this Agreement resulting in a Repricing Transaction, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable account of each of the applicable Term Lenders, (I) in the case of clause (x), a prepayment fee of 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term B Loans so prepaid, repaid, refinanced, substituted or replaced and (II) in the case of clause (y), a fee equal to 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the applicable Term B Loans outstanding immediately prior to such amendment that is subject to such Repricing Transaction. Such amounts shall be due and payable on the date of effectiveness of such Repricing Transaction.

 

(b)            Mandatory. (i)  Commencing with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, within five (5) Business Days after the applicable Compliance Certificate for such fiscal year has been delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) (such date, the “ECF Payment Date”), the Borrowers shall, subject to clause (b)(vii) of this Section 2.05, cause to be prepaid an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans in an amount equal to (A) the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow, if any, for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements minus (B) the sum of (1) all voluntary prepayments or repurchases in cash of (x) Term Loans or Incremental Equivalent Debt secured by any Applicable Lien or other Indebtedness constituting First Lien Obligations (other than Indebtedness described in clause (2)), or (y) any refinancing, replacement or extension of any of the foregoing (in each case, including any debt buyback conducted pursuant to a Dutch auction or open market purchase), in each case, during such fiscal year (to the extent not deducted from Excess Cash Flow in any prior period or pursuant to this clause (B) in the prior year) or after such fiscal year-end and prior to the ECF Payment Date (limited in the case of any voluntary prepayments made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v) or Section 10.07(l), and in the case of repurchases of Indebtedness made at a discount to par, to the discounted amount actually paid in cash in respect of the principal amount of Term Loans or other Indebtedness (as opposed to the face amount so prepaid or repurchased)), (2) all voluntary prepayments of ABL Revolving Loans, Revolving Credit Loans and other revolving loans constituting First Lien Obligations during such fiscal year (to the extent not deducted from Excess Cash Flow in any prior period or this clause (B) in the prior year) or after year-end and prior to the ECF Payment Date, to the extent the ABL Revolving Credit Commitments, the Revolving Credit Commitments or revolving commitments in respect of such other revolving loans, as the case may be, are permanently reduced by the amount of such payments, (3) the amount of Investments (other than Investments in the Borrowers or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries) made in cash during such period, and including, in each case, the payment of any related earnout or similar payment related to any such Investment during such fiscal year (to the extent not deducted from Excess Cash Flow in any prior period or this clause (B) in the prior year) or after year-end and prior to the ECF Payment Date and (4) the amount of Restricted Payments (other than Restricted Payments made in reliance on Section 7.06(a) and 7.06(b)(xviii)) paid in cash during such period to any Person that is not the Parent Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (including, in each case, the payment of any related earnout or similar payment related to any such Restricted Investment) during such fiscal year (to the extent not deducted from Excess Cash Flow in any prior period or this clause (B) in the prior year) or after year-end and prior to the ECF Payment Date and, in the case of each of the immediately preceding clauses (B)(1) through (B)(4), except to the extent such payments are funded with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) of a Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that a prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(i) in respect of any fiscal year shall only be required in the amount (if any) by which aggregate amount that would otherwise be due for such fiscal year exceeds $15,000,000; provided, further, that to the extent the sum of the amounts specified in clause (B) exceed the prepayments required to be made pursuant to clause (A), the full amount of any such excess shall carry over and be deducted from required payments in subsequent years until such time as no excess remains.

 

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(ii)            If any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries Disposes of any property or assets (other than any Disposition of any property or assets permitted by Section 7.05(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) (except as set forth in the proviso thereof), (g), (h), (i), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p), (q), (r), (s), (t), (u), (v), (w), (x), (z), (y) or (aa)) or (2) any Casualty Event occurs, which results in the receipt by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of Net Proceeds, the Borrowers shall cause to be prepaid on or prior to the date which is ten (10) Business Days after the date of the receipt by any Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary of such Net Proceeds (or if the Parent Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary intends to use proceeds of any such non-excluded Disposition within the applicable Reinvestment Period or has contractually committed prior to the last day of such Reinvestment Period to use such proceeds, in each case in accordance with the first proviso in clause (a) of the definition of Net Proceeds, the Borrowers shall cause to be prepaid any such proceeds constituting Net Proceeds in accordance with such proviso on or prior to the date which is ten (10) Business Days after the expiration of such Reinvestment Period), subject to clause (b)(vii) of this Section 2.05, an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans in an amount equal to 100% of all such Net Proceeds received.

 

(iii)            If any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries incurs or issues any Indebtedness, Disqualified Equity Interests or Preferred Stock from and after the Closing Date not permitted to be incurred or issued pursuant to Section 7.03, the Borrowers shall cause to be prepaid an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans in an amount equal to 100% of all Net Proceeds received therefrom on or prior to the date which is five (5) Business Days after the receipt by such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary of such Net Proceeds.

 

(iv)            If any Borrower incurs or issues any Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Refinancing Equivalent Debt to refinance any Class (or Classes) of Loans resulting in Net Proceeds (as opposed to such Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Refinancing Equivalent Debt arising out of an exchange of existing Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans for such Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Refinancing Equivalent Debt), the Borrowers shall cause to be prepaid an aggregate principal amount of such Class (or Classes) of Loans so refinanced in an amount equal to 100% of all Net Proceeds (other than any amounts applied to accrued and unpaid interest, tender premium, prepayment penalty or premium on the applicable Refinanced Debt or to defeasance costs and any fees and expenses (including original issue discount, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such new Indebtedness) received therefrom on or prior to the date which is five (5) Business Days after the receipt by the Borrowers of such Net Proceeds.

 

(v)            [Reserved].

 

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(vi)            Each prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(b), (A) shall be applied either (x) ratably to each Class of Term Loans then outstanding, except that the Borrowers may direct that any proceeds of Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Loans or Refinancing Equivalent Debt shall be applied to the Class or Classes of Term Loans being refinanced as selected by the Borrowers or (y) as requested by the Borrowers in the notice delivered pursuant to clause (vii) below, to any Class or Classes of Term Loans with an earlier Maturity Date as compared with the remaining Classes of Term Loans then outstanding, (B) shall be applied, with respect to each such Class for which prepayments will be made, in a manner determined at the discretion of the Borrowers in the applicable notice and, if not specified, in direct order of maturity to repayments thereof required pursuant to Section 2.07(a) (for the avoidance of doubt, such application shall be unaffected by whether or not there are any Declined Proceeds resulting from such mandatory prepayment) and (C) shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share (or other applicable share provided by this Agreement) of each such Class of Term Loans, subject to clause (vii) of this Section 2.05(b). Notwithstanding clause (A) above, any Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment or Extension Amendment may provide (including on an optional basis as elected by the Borrowers) for a less than ratable application of prepayments to any Class of Term Loans established thereunder. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, if at the time that any such prepayment under Section 2.05(b)(i) or (b)(ii) would be required, any Borrower (or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries) is required to prepay or offer to repurchase Indebtedness that is secured by Liens on a pari passu basis in respect of the Term Loan Priority Collateral with Liens securing the Obligations pursuant to the terms of the documentation governing such Indebtedness with Excess Cash Flow or the Net Proceeds of such Disposition or Casualty Event (such Indebtedness required to be offered to be so repurchased, “Other Applicable Indebtedness”), then the Borrowers may apply such Excess Cash Flow or Net Proceeds on a pro rata basis (determined on the basis of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans and Other Applicable Indebtedness required to be so prepaid at such time; provided that the portion of such Excess Cash Flow or Net Proceeds allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness shall not exceed the amount of such Excess Cash Flow or Net Proceeds required to be allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof, and the remaining amount, if any, of such Excess Cash Flow or such Net Proceeds shall be allocated to the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof) to the prepayment of the Term Loans and to the repurchase or prepayment of Other Applicable Indebtedness, and the amount of prepayment of the Term Loans that would have otherwise been required pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i) or 2.05(b)(ii), as applicable, shall be reduced accordingly; provided, further, that to the extent the holders of Other Applicable Indebtedness decline to have such indebtedness repurchased or prepaid, the declined amount shall promptly (and in any event within ten (10) Business Days after the date of such rejection) be applied to prepay the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof without giving effect to this sentence.

 

(vii)            The Administrative Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent in writing of any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans required to be made by it pursuant to clauses (i) through (iv) of this Section 2.05(b) at least three (3) Business Days prior to the date of such prepayment (provided that in the case of clause (ii) or (iv) of this Section 2.05(b), the Administrative Borrower may rescind (or delay the date of prepayment identified in) such notice if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all or any portion of the applicable Facility or other conditional event, which refinancing or other conditional event shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed). Each such notice shall specify the date of such prepayment and provide a reasonably detailed calculation of the aggregate amount of such prepayment to be made by the Borrowers. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the contents of the Administrative Borrower’s prepayment notice and of such Appropriate Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for in this Agreement of the prepayment. Each Term Lender may reject all of its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for in this Agreement of any mandatory prepayment (such declined amounts, the “Declined Proceeds”) of Term Loans required to be made pursuant to clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of this Section 2.05(b) by providing written notice (each, a “Rejection Notice”) to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower no later than 5:00 p.m. one Business Day after the date of such Lender’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent regarding such prepayment. Each Rejection Notice from a given Lender shall specify the principal amount of the mandatory repayment of Term Loans to be rejected by such Lender. If a Term Lender fails to deliver a Rejection Notice to the Administrative Agent within the time frame specified above or such Rejection Notice fails to specify the principal amount of the Term Loans to be rejected, any such failure will be deemed an acceptance of the total amount of such mandatory prepayment of Term Loans. To the extent such non-declining Term Lenders elect to decline their Pro Rata Share of such Declined Proceeds, any Declined Proceeds remaining thereafter shall be retained by the Borrowers.

 

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(viii)            Foreign Dispositions and Foreign Excess Cash Flow. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section 2.05, (i) to the extent that any or all of the Net Proceeds of any Disposition by a Foreign Subsidiary (“Foreign Disposition”), the Net Proceeds of any Casualty Event from a Foreign Subsidiary (a “Foreign Casualty Event”) or Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries are prohibited, restricted or delayed by applicable local law (or, in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary that is not wholly-owned by a Borrower, by such Foreign Subsidiary’s Organization Documents or other agreement (so long as such restrictions were not implemented for the purpose of avoiding mandatory prepayment requirements)) from being repatriated to the United States, an amount equal to the portion of such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this Section 2.05(b) so long, but only so long, as the applicable local law or applicable Organization Documents will not permit repatriation to the United States (each Borrower hereby agreeing to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the applicable Foreign Subsidiary to promptly take all actions reasonably required by the applicable local law to permit such repatriation or otherwise overcome or eliminate any such restrictions on repatriation even if such Borrower does not intend to actually repatriate such cash, so that an amount equal to the full amount of such Excess Cash Flow or Net Proceeds, as applicable, will otherwise be subject to repayment under this Section 2.05), and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow is permitted under the applicable local law, an amount equal to such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow will be promptly applied (net of additional taxes that are or would be payable or reserved against as a result thereof) to the repayment of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) to the extent provided herein and (ii) to the extent that such Borrower has determined in good faith that repatriation of any of or all the Net Proceeds of any Foreign Disposition or any Foreign Casualty Event or Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries would have adverse tax or regulatory consequences to the Borrowers or any of their direct or indirect shareholders or Subsidiaries (as determined in good faith by such Borrower) an amount equal to such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this Section 2.05(b). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to require any Foreign Subsidiary to repatriate cash to the United States.

 

(c)            Interest Funding Losses, Etc. (i)  Except to the extent otherwise agreed by each Lender so being prepaid, all prepayments of Loans (other than any Revolving Credit Loan that is a Base Rate Loan) shall be accompanied by all accrued and unpaid interest thereon to but not including the date of such prepayment (which, in the case of prepayments pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(F) shall be the accrued and unpaid interest on the par principal amount so prepaid up to, but not including, the applicable Discounted Prepayment Effective Date), together with, in the case of any such prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan on a date prior to the last day of an Interest Period therefor, any amounts owing in respect of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan pursuant to Section 3.05.

 

(ii)            Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Section 2.05, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, if any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans is required to be made under this Section 2.05 (but excluding prepayments required under Section 2.05(b)(iv)), prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, in lieu of making any payment pursuant to this Section 2.05 in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, the Borrowers may, in its sole discretion, irrevocably deposit an amount sufficient to make any such prepayment otherwise required to be made thereunder together with accrued interest to the last day of such Interest Period into a Cash Collateral Account until the last day of such Interest Period, at which time the Administrative Agent shall be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from any Borrower or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of such Loans in accordance with this Section 2.05. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent shall also be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrowers or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of the outstanding Loans in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Section 2.05. Such deposit shall be deemed to be a prepayment of such Loans by the Borrowers for all purposes under this Agreement at the time of such prepayment.

 

Section 2.06      Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

 

(a)            Optional. The Borrowers may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the unused Commitments of any Class, or from time to time permanently reduce the unused Commitments of any Class, in each case without premium or penalty; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent at least 11:00 a.m. three (3) Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $1,000,000, or any whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire amount thereof and (iii) any termination or permanent reduction of any Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.06(a) shall be applied as directed by the Borrower, including as to any Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or existing Revolving Credit Commitments (including any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrative Borrower may rescind or postpone any notice of termination of any Commitments prior to the effectiveness of such termination if such termination would have resulted from a refinancing of all or a portion of the applicable Facility or other conditional event, which refinancing or other conditional event shall not be consummated or otherwise shall be delayed.

 

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(b)            Mandatory. The Term B Commitment of each Term Lender shall be automatically and permanently reduced to $0 upon the funding of Term B Loans to be made by it on the Closing Date. The Term Commitment of each Incremental Term Lender, Refinancing Term Lender or Lender under a Term Loan Extension Series shall be automatically and permanently reduced to $0 upon the funding of Term Loans to be made by it on the date set forth in the corresponding Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment or Extension Amendment. The Revolving Credit Commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender of a Class shall automatically and permanently terminate on the Maturity Date for such applicable Class of Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the foregoing shall not release any Revolving Credit Lender from any liability it may have for its failure to fund Revolving Credit Loans that were required to be funded by it on or prior to such Maturity Date.

 

(c)            Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Appropriate Lenders of any termination or reduction of unused portions the unused Commitments of any Class under this Section 2.06. Upon any reduction of unused Commitments of any Class, the Commitment of each Lender of such Class shall be reduced by such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount by which such Commitments are reduced (other than the termination of the Commitment of any Lender as provided in Section 3.07). All commitment fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Commitments of any Facility shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

 

Section 2.07      Repayment of Loans.

 

(a)            Term Loans. The Borrowers shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders (A) on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with March 31, 2022, an aggregate principal amount equal to 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of all Term B Loans made on the Closing Date (which payments shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments after the Closing Date in accordance with the order of priority set forth in Section 2.05) and (B) on the Maturity Date for the Term B Loans, the aggregate principal amount of all Term B Loans outstanding on such date; provided that the amount of any such payment set forth above shall be adjusted to account for the addition of any Extended Term Loan or Incremental Term Loans to contemplate (A) the reduction in the aggregate principal amount of any Term B Loans that were converted in connection with the incurrence of such Extended Term Loans, and (B) any increase to payments to the extent and as required pursuant to the terms of any applicable Incremental Amendment involving a Term Loan Increase to the Term B Loans, a Refinancing Amendment to the amount of Term B Loans or an Extension Amendment increasing the amount of Term B Loans.

 

(b)            Revolving Credit Loans. The Borrowers shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders on the Maturity Date for any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans made in respect of such Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

Section 2.08      Interest.

 

(a)            Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; and (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.

 

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(b)            During the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(a), the Borrowers shall pay interest on past due amounts owing by it hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws; provided that no interest at the Default Rate shall accrue or be payable to a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender. Accrued and unpaid interest on such amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon written demand.

 

(c)            Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.

 

Section 2.09      Fees.

 

(a)            [Reserved]

 

(b)            Agent Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Agents such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever (except as expressly agreed between the Borrowers and the applicable Agent).

 

(c)            Closing Fees. The Borrowers agree to pay on the Closing Date to each Lender party to this Agreement on the Closing Date, as a fee paid as consideration for undertaking to fund such Lender’s Term Loan, a closing fee (the “Closing Fee”) in an amount equal to 0.25% of the stated principal amount of such Lender’s Term B Loan made on the Closing Date. Such Closing Fee will be in all respects fully earned, due and payable on the Closing Date and non-refundable and non-creditable thereafter and shall be netted against Term B Loans made by such Lender on the Closing Date.

 

Section 2.10      Computation of Interest and Fees.

 

All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Eurocurrency Rate) shall be made on the basis of a year of three hundred sixty-five (365) days, or three hundred sixty-six (366) days, as applicable, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a three hundred sixty (360) day year and actual days elapsed. Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid; provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one (1) day. In computing interest on any Loan, the day such Loan is made or converted to a Loan of a different Type shall be included for purposes of calculating interest on a Loan of such different Type and the date such Loan is repaid or converted to a Loan of a different Type, as the case may be, shall be excluded. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

 

Section 2.11      Evidence of Indebtedness.

 

(a)            The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and evidenced by one or more entries in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent, acting solely for purposes of United States Treasury Regulation Section 5f.103-1(c) and Section 1.163-5(b) of the proposed United States Treasury Regulations, as agent for the Borrowers, in each case in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be prima facie evidence absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrowers hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent, as set forth in the Register, in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note payable to such Lender, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

 

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(b)           [Reserved].

 

(c)           Entries made in good faith by the Administrative Agent in the Register pursuant to Section 2.11(a), and by each Lender in its account or accounts pursuant to Sections 2.11(a), shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of principal and interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrowers to, in the case of the Register, each Lender and, in the case of such account or accounts, such Lender, under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, absent manifest error; provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or such Lender to make an entry, or any finding that an entry is incorrect, in the Register or such account or accounts shall not limit or otherwise affect the obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

Section 2.12          Payments Generally.

 

(a)           All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the applicable Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in Same Day Funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Appropriate Lender its Pro Rata Share (or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s applicable Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. shall in each case be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue. If any payment to be made by the Borrowers shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

 

(b)           Unless the Borrowers or any Lender has notified the Administrative Agent, prior to the date, or in the case of any Base Rate Loans, prior to 1:00 p.m. on the date of such payment, any payment is required to be made by it to the Administrative Agent hereunder (in the case of the Borrowers, for the account of any Lender or, in the case of the Lenders, for the account of Borrowers hereunder), that the Borrowers or such Lender, as the case may be, will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers or such Lender, as the case may be, has timely made such payment and may (but shall not be so required to), in reliance thereon, make available a corresponding amount to the Person entitled thereto. If and to the extent that such payment was not in fact made to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds, then:

 

(i)            if the Borrowers failed to make such payment, each Lender shall forthwith on demand repay to the Administrative Agent the portion of such assumed payment that was made available to such Lender in Same Day Funds, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to such Lender to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect; and

 

(ii)           if any Lender failed to make such payment, such Lender shall forthwith on demand pay to the Administrative Agent the amount thereof in Same Day Funds, together with interest thereon for the period from the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to the Borrowers to the date such amount is recovered by the Administrative Agent (the “Compensation Period”) at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect. When such Lender makes payment to the Administrative Agent (together with all accrued interest thereon), then such payment amount (excluding the amount of any interest which may have accrued and been paid in respect of such late payment) shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in the applicable Borrowing. If such Lender does not pay such amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor, the Administrative Agent may make a demand therefor upon the Borrowers, and the Borrowers shall pay such amount to the Administrative Agent, together with interest thereon for the Compensation Period at a rate per annum equal to the rate of interest applicable to the applicable Borrowing. Nothing herein shall be deemed to relieve any Lender from its obligation to fulfill its Commitment or to prejudice any rights which the Administrative Agent or the Borrowers may have against any Lender as a result of any default by such Lender hereunder.

 

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With Respect to any payment that the Administrative Agent makes for the account of the Lenders hereunder as to which the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that any of the following applies (such payment referred to as the “Rescindable Amount”) : (1) the Borrower has not in fact made such payment; (2) the Administrative Agent has made a payment in excess of the amount so paid by the Borrower (whether or not then owed); or (3) the Administrative agent has for any reason otherwise erroneously made such payment; then each of the Lenders, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the Rescindable Amount so distributed to such Lender, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

A written notice (including documentation reasonably supporting such request) of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrowers with respect to any amount owing under this Section 2.12(b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

 

(c)           If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrowers by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

 

(d)           The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Loans are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan.

 

(e)            Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.

 

(f)            Whenever any payment received by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents is insufficient to pay in full all amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders or in respect of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents on any date, such payment shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent and applied by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in the order of priority set forth in Section 8.03. If the Administrative Agent receives funds for application to the Obligations of the Loan Parties under or in respect of the Loan Documents under circumstances for which the Loan Documents do not specify the manner in which such funds are to be applied, the Administrative Agent may (to the fullest extent permitted by mandatory provisions of applicable Law), but shall not be obligated to, elect to distribute such funds to each of the Lenders in accordance with such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the sum of the Outstanding Amount of all Loans outstanding at such time, in repayment or prepayment of such of the outstanding Loans or other Obligations then owing to such Lender.

 

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Section 2.13          Sharing of Payments.

 

If, other than as provided elsewhere herein or required by court order, any Lender shall obtain payment of any principal of or interest on account of the Loans made by it, any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of setoff, or otherwise) in excess of its ratable share (or other share contemplated hereunder) thereof, such Lender shall immediately (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase from the other Lenders such participations in the Loans made by them, as the case may be, as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment in respect of any principal of or interest on such Loans or such participations, as the case may be, pro rata with each of them; provided that if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from the purchasing Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the purchasing Lender in its discretion), such purchase shall to that extent be rescinded and each other Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price paid therefor, together with an amount equal to such paying Lender’s ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such paying Lender’s required repayment to (ii) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender in respect of the total amount so recovered, without further interest thereon. For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by the Borrowers or application of funds pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement as in effect from time to time (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (B) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans to any assignee or participant permitted hereunder, (C) transactions in connection with an open market purchase or a Dutch auction contemplated hereunder, (D) in connection with a transaction pursuant to an Extension Amendment, Refinancing Amendment or Incremental Amendment or amendment in connection with Replacement Term Loans contemplated hereunder, (E) the application of Cash Collateral as provided herein (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender) or (F) non-pro rata payments and repayments permitted pursuant to Section 2.16(b). The Borrowers agree that any Lender so purchasing a participation from another Lender may, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of setoff, but subject to Section 10.09) with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender was the direct creditor of the Borrowers in the amount of such participation. The Administrative Agent will keep records (which shall be conclusive and binding in the absence of manifest error) of participations purchased under this Section 2.13 and will in each case notify the Lenders following any such purchases or repayments. Each Lender that purchases a participation pursuant to this Section 2.13 shall from and after such purchase have the right to give all notices, requests, demands, directions and other communications under this Agreement with respect to the portion of the Obligations purchased to the same extent as though the purchasing Lender were the original owner of the Obligations purchased.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2.13 or elsewhere in this Agreement, the Borrower may extend the final maturity of Term Loans and/or Revolving Credit Commitments in connection with an Extension that is permitted under Section 2.16 without being obligated to effect such extensions on a pro rata basis among the Lenders (it being understood that no such extension (i) shall constitute a payment or prepayment of any Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, for purposes of this Section 2.13 or (ii) shall reduce the amount of any scheduled amortization payment due under Section 2.07(a), except that the amount of any scheduled amortization payment due to a Lender of Extended Term Loans may be reduced to the extent provided pursuant to the express terms of the respective Extension Request) without giving rise to any violation of this Section 2.13 or any other provision of this Agreement. Furthermore, the Borrower may take all actions contemplated by Section 2.16 in connection with any Extension (including modifying pricing, amortization and repayments or prepayments), and in each case such actions shall be permitted, and the differing payments contemplated therein shall be permitted without giving rise to any violation of this Section 2.13 or any other provision of this Agreement.

 

Section 2.14          Incremental Credit Extensions.

 

(a)           Incremental Commitments. The Borrowers may at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date, by notice to the Administrative Agent (an “Incremental Loan Request”), request (A) one or more new commitments which may be of the same Class as any outstanding Term Loans (a “Term Loan Increase”) or a new Class of term loans (collectively with any Term Loan Increase, the “Incremental Term Commitments”) and/or (B) the establishment of one or more new revolving credit commitments in Dollars (any such new commitments, collectively, the “Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments” and the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, collectively with any Incremental Term Commitments, the “Incremental Commitments”), whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy of each such notice to the Lenders.

 

(b)           Incremental Loans. On any Incremental Facility Closing Date on which any Incremental Term Commitments of any Class are effected (including through any Term Loan Increase), subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions in this Section 2.14, (i) each Incremental Term Lender of such Class shall make a Loan to the Borrowers (an “Incremental Term Loan”) in an amount equal to its Incremental Term Commitment of such Class and (ii) each Incremental Term Lender of such Class shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Incremental Term Commitment of such Class and the Incremental Term Loans of such Class made pursuant thereto. On any Incremental Facility Closing Date on which any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class are provided, subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions in this Section 2.14, (i) each Incremental Revolving Credit Lender of such Class shall make its Commitment available to the Borrowers (when borrowed, an “Incremental Revolving Loan” and collectively with any Incremental Term Loan, an “Incremental Loan”) in an amount equal to its Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment of such Class and (ii) each Incremental Revolving Credit Lender of such Class shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment of such Class and the Incremental Revolving Loans of such Class made pursuant thereto. For the avoidance of doubt, Incremental Term Loans having identical terms to any of the other Term Loans (other than original issue discount and/or upfront fees) may be treated as the same Class as any of such Term Loans for all purposes herein.

 

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(c)           Incremental Loan Request. Each Incremental Loan Request from the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments. Incremental Term Loans may be made, and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments may be provided, by any existing Lender (but no existing Lender will have an obligation to make any Incremental Commitment, nor will the Borrowers have any obligation to approach any existing Lender to provide any Incremental Commitment) or by any Additional Lender (each such existing Lender or Additional Lender providing such Commitment or Loan, an “Incremental Revolving Credit Lender” or “Incremental Term Lender,” as applicable, and, collectively, the “Incremental Lenders”).

 

(d)           Effectiveness of Incremental Amendment. The effectiveness of any Incremental Amendment, and the Incremental Commitments thereunder, shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof (the “Incremental Facility Closing Date”) of each of the following conditions, together with any other conditions set forth in the Incremental Amendment:

 

(i)            no Event of Default shall exist after giving effect to such Incremental Commitments; provided, that with respect to any Incremental Amendment the purpose of which is to finance any Permitted Acquisition or Investment, including any Limited Condition Transaction, the condition set forth in this clause (i) (other than any Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.01(a) or, with respect to the Parent Borrower, Section 8.01(f), which may only be waived with the consent of the Required Lenders), may be waived or omitted in full or in part by Incremental Lenders holding more than 50% of the applicable aggregate Incremental Commitments;

 

(ii)           [reserved];

 

(iii)          each Incremental Term Commitment shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $5,000,000 and shall be in an increment of $1,000,000 (provided that such amount may be less than $5,000,000 if such amount represents all remaining availability under the limit set forth in Section 2.14(d)(iv) permitted to be borrowed at such time) and each Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $5,000,000 and shall be in an increment of $1,000,000 (provided that such amount may be less than $5,000,000 if such amount represents all remaining availability under the limit set forth in Section 2.14(d)(iv) permitted to be borrowed at such time);

 

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(iv)          the aggregate principal amount of the Incremental Term Loans, the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall not exceed (A) the greater of (I) $252,000,000 and (II) 100% of Trailing Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA plus (B) an amount equal to the sum of (I) the aggregate principal amount of all voluntary prepayments (including through debt buybacks (whether through open market purchases or otherwise) and Dutch auctions) of (x) Term Loans, Permitted Ratio Debt or Incremental Equivalent Debt that constitutes First Lien Obligations and (y) to the extent incurred in reliance on clause (A) above, Incremental Equivalent Debt that constitutes Second Lien Obligations or that is unsecured and (II) the aggregate principal amount of permanent voluntary commitment reductions under the ABL Credit Agreement in connection with the termination of the ABL Credit Agreement or any other revolving facility the Indebtedness under which constitutes First Lien Obligations, in each case, made or effectuated after the Closing Date (provided that voluntary permanent commitment reductions with respect to the ABL Credit Agreement may only be utilized to incur Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and not Incremental Term Commitments), in each case except to the extent financed with proceeds of long-term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness) plus (C) an unlimited additional amount of Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt so long as (x) in the case of Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt secured by any Applicable Lien, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio for the Test Period most recently ended calculated on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to any such incurrence, does not exceed 4.50 to 1.00 (in the case of an incurrence of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, such ratio determined only at the time the relevant Commitment is established and assuming such then incurred Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments are fully drawn and calculating the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio without netting the cash proceeds from such Incremental Loans then proposed to be incurred), (y) in the case of Incremental Loans, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio for the Test Period most recently ended calculated on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to any such incurrence, does not exceed 5.75 to 1.00 (in the case of an incurrence of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, such ratio determined only at the time the relevant Commitment is established and assuming such then incurred Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments are fully drawn and calculating the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio without netting the cash proceeds from such Incremental Loans then proposed to be incurred) and (z) in the case of Incremental Loans, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt that are (or is) unsecured, either (1) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Test Period most recently ended calculated on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to any such incurrence, is not less than 2.00 to 1.00 (in the case of an incurrence of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, such ratio determined only at the time the relevant Commitment is established and assuming such then incurred Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments are fully drawn and calculating the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio without netting the cash proceeds from such Incremental Loans then proposed to be incurred) or (2) if incurred in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis does not decrease immediately after giving effect to such Permitted Acquisition, Investment or other Specified Transaction (the amount available under clauses (A), (B) and (C), the “Available Incremental Amount”); provided that (I) the Borrowers may elect to use clause (C) of the Available Incremental Amount prior to clause (A) or (B) and regardless of whether there is capacity under clause (A) or (B), and if clauses (A), (B) and (C) are available and the Borrowers do not make an election, the Borrowers will be deemed to have elected clause (C), (II) the Borrowers may reclassify utilizations among clauses (A), (B) and (C) of the Available Incremental Amount if, at the time of such reclassification, the Borrowers would be permitted to incur the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness being so reclassified, and (III) if amounts incurred under clause (A) or (B) of the Available Incremental Amount are incurred concurrently with the incurrence of Incremental Loans or Incremental Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt (in each case, including any unused commitments obtained) in reliance on clauses (A) or (B) of the Available Incremental Amount or any amounts pursuant to a fixed dollar basket in Section 7.03, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio or the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated without giving effect to such amounts incurred (or commitments obtained) in reliance on the foregoing clauses (A) or (B) or such fixed dollar basket in Section 7.03; and

 

(v)           the Incremental Term Loans made pursuant to any Term Loan Increase shall be added to (and form part of) each Borrowing of outstanding Term Loans under the respective Class subject to such Term Loan Increase on a pro rata basis (based on the principal amount of each Borrowing) so that each Lender under such Class will participate proportionately in each then outstanding Borrowing of Term Loans under such Class after giving effect to such Term Loan Increase, provided that regularly accruing interest and fees through the date of the applicable Incremental Facility Closing Date (as well as amounts owing to any Lender pursuant to Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05, 10.04 and 10.05 or similar provisions pursuant to the other Loan Documents) shall remain payable to the respective Lenders to which such amounts were owing.

 

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(e)           Required Terms. The terms, provisions and documentation of the Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Term Commitments or the Incremental Revolving Loans and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, of any Class shall be as agreed between the Borrowers and the applicable Incremental Lenders providing such Incremental Commitments, and except as otherwise set forth herein, to the extent the terms of any Incremental Term Loans are not identical to any Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, existing on the Incremental Facility Closing Date, the terms of such Incremental Term Loans shall either, (x) not be materially more restrictive to the Borrowers (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith), when taken as a whole, than the terms of the Term B Loans, except for covenants and other terms applicable to any period after the Latest Maturity Date in effect immediately prior to the incurrence of the Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Term Commitments or (y) be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (it being understood that (I) covenants and other terms applicable to any period after the Latest Maturity Date in effect immediately prior to the incurrence of the Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Term Commitments need not be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (II) to the extent that any Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant or other covenant is added for the benefit of any Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Term Commitments, no consent shall be required from the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders to the extent that such Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant or other covenant is also added for the benefit of the existing Term Loans); provided that in the case of a request to effect a Term Loan Increase, the terms, provisions and documentation of such Term Loan Increase shall be identical (other than with respect to upfront fees, OID or similar fees) (it being understood that, if necessary to consummate such Term Loan Increase which is intended to be fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes, the interest rate margins and rate floors on the existing Class of Term Loans may be automatically increased and any call protection provision may be made more favorable to the applicable existing Lenders) to the applicable Term Loans being increased as existing on the Incremental Facility Closing Date. In any event:

 

(i)            the Incremental Term Loans:

 

(A)           (i) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with, or junior in right of payment to, the Obligations under the then existing Term Loans and will either be secured solely by the same Collateral securing the Obligations or shall be unsecured and (ii) to the extent (x) secured by any Applicable Lien, shall be subject to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and (y) secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the ABL Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as applicable,

 

(B)            as of the Incremental Facility Closing Date, shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of the Term B Loans; provided that any Incremental Term Loans in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket may have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of the Term B Loans,

 

(C)            as of the Incremental Facility Closing Date, shall have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity not shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Term B Loans (prior to any extension thereto) except as may be required to achieve fungibility with any existing term loan facility to the extent intended to be fungible; provided that, any Incremental Term Loans in an aggregate amount no to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket may have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Term B Loans,

 

(D)            subject to clause (e)(iii) below, shall have an Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any), and subject to clauses (e)(i)(B) and (e)(i)(C) above amortization determined by the Borrowers and the applicable Incremental Term Lenders; provided that if the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for a Term Loan Increase shall be higher than the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for the Class being increased, then the Applicable Rate for the Class being increased shall be automatically increased as and to the extent necessary to eliminate such deficiency,

 

(E)            shall have fees, if any, determined by the Borrowers and the applicable Incremental Term Loan arranger(s), and

 

(F)             may participate on a pro rata basis or less than or greater than pro rata basis in any voluntary prepayments of other Classes of Term Loans; and may participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis in any mandatory prepayments of Term Loans hereunder (but not on a greater than pro rata basis (except for AHYDO Payments and prepayments pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iv) and Section 2.05(b)(vi)(A)(y))).

 

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(ii)           except with respect to maturity, pricing and fees which shall be determined by the Borrowers, the terms of any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and Parent Borrower); provided that, notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.14 to the contrary, the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and Incremental Revolving Loans:

 

(A)            (i) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with, or junior in right of payment to, the Obligations under the then existing Term Loans and will either be secured solely by the same Collateral securing the Obligations or shall be unsecured and (ii) to the extent (x) secured by any Applicable Lien, shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the ABL Intercreditor Agreement and the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and (y) secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the ABL Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as applicable;

 

(B)            may include provisions for letter of credit and swing line subfacilities and may be available in Dollars; and

 

(C)            as of the Incremental Facility Closing Date, shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than, or scheduled commitment reductions prior to, the date that is one year prior to the then earliest Maturity Date for any Term Loans.

 

(iii)          the All-In Yield applicable to the Incremental Term Loans of each Class shall be determined by the Borrowers and the applicable Incremental Lenders and shall be set forth in each applicable Incremental Amendment; provided, however, that the All-In Yield applicable to Incremental Term Loans that (I) are incurred prior to the one-year anniversary of the Closing Date, (II) rank pari passu in right of payment and security with the Term B Loans, (III) are obtained pursuant to Sections 2.14(d)(iv)(B) or 2.14(d)(iv)(C), (IV) have a Maturity Date within one year of the Maturity Date of the Term B Loans and (V) are not incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or permitted Investment shall not be greater than the applicable All-In Yield payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement as amended through the date of such calculation with respect to Term B Loans plus 50 basis points per annum unless the interest rate (together with, as provided in the proviso below, the Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor) with respect to the Term B Loans is increased so as to cause the then applicable All-In Yield under this Agreement on the Term B Loans to equal the All-In Yield then applicable to the Incremental Term Loans minus 50 basis points (the “MFN Adjustment”); provided that any increase in All-In Yield to any Term B Loan due to the application or imposition of a Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor on any Incremental Term Loan shall be effected, at the Borrowers’ option, (x) through an increase in (or implementation of, as applicable) any Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor applicable to such Term B Loan, (y) through an increase in the Applicable Rate for such Term B Loan or (z) any combination of (x) and (y) above.

 

(f)            Incremental Amendment. Commitments in respect of Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments shall become additional Commitments under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (an “Incremental Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrowers, each Incremental Lender providing such Commitments and the Administrative Agent. The Incremental Amendment may, without the consent of any other Loan Party, Agent or Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.14, including, without limitation, any amendments necessary in connection with a Term Loan Increase necessary to provide that such Incremental Loans and Incremental Commitments are fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Borrowers will use the proceeds, if any, of the Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments for any purpose not prohibited by this Agreement. No Lender shall be obligated to provide any Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, unless it so agrees. To the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) customary legal opinions (conformed as appropriate), good standing certificates, board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (conformed as appropriate) other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in Law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (ii) reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to ensure that such Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents.

 

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(g)           Incremental Equivalent Debt. The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date, issue, incur or otherwise obtain Indebtedness of the Borrowers in respect of one or more series of secured first lien loans or notes (provided that such Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral shall rank pari passu with the Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement (but without regard to control of remedies)), junior lien loans or notes, subordinated unsecured loans or notes or senior unsecured loans or notes, in the case of any securities issued in a public offering, Rule 144A or other private placement or bridge financing in lieu of the foregoing, or senior or subordinated mezzanine Indebtedness (which may be in the form of loans or notes and limited to being unsecured or secured solely on a junior lien basis), in each case, that are issued or made in lieu of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Term Commitments (the “Incremental Equivalent Debt”); provided that (i) the aggregate amount of Incremental Equivalent Debt (together with Incremental Term Loans and the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments) incurred pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall not exceed the Available Incremental Amount (it being understood that (I) the Borrowers may elect to use clause (C) of the Available Incremental Amount prior to clause (A) or (B) and regardless of whether there is capacity under clause (A) or (B), and if clauses (A), (B) and (C) are available and the Borrowers do not make an election, the Borrowers will be deemed to have elected clause (C), (II) the Borrowers may reclassify utilizations among clauses (A), (B) and (C) of the Available Incremental Amount if, at the time of such reclassification, the Borrowers would be permitted to incur the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness being so reclassified, and (III) if amounts incurred under clause (A) or (B) of the Available Incremental Amount are incurred concurrently with the incurrence of Incremental Loans or Incremental Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt (in each case, including any unused commitments obtained) in reliance on clause (A) or (B) of the Available Incremental Amount or any amounts pursuant to a fixed dollar basket in Section 7.03, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio or the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated without giving effect to such amounts incurred (or commitments obtained) in reliance on the foregoing clause (A) or (B) or such fixed dollar basket in Section 7.03), (ii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall rank pari passu in right of payment with, or junior in right of payment to, the Obligations under the then existing Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans and will either be secured solely by the same Collateral securing the Obligations (and to the extent (x) secured by any Applicable Lien, shall be subject to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and (y) secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the ABL Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as applicable) or be unsecured, (iii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of the Term B Loans (other than (I) any Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II) any Incremental Equivalent Debt in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket), (iv) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity not shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Term B Loans (prior to any extension thereto) (other than (I) any Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II) any Incremental Equivalent Debt in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket), (v) subject to clauses (iii) and (iv) above, such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall have amortization determined by the Borrowers and the applicable lenders, (vi) any Incremental Equivalent Debt consisting of first lien syndicated term loans incurred in reliance on clauses (B) and (C) of the Available Incremental Amount shall be subject to Section 2.14(e)(iii) solely to the extent required thereby and not otherwise excluded by the terms thereof, (vii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall have fees, if any, determined by the Borrowers and the applicable arranger(s); and (viii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt may participate on a pro rata basis or less than or greater than pro rata basis in any voluntary prepayments of other Classes of Term Loans; and may participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis (except for prepayments with respect to any Refinancing Indebtedness thereof and other than with any Class of Term Loans with an earlier Maturity Date as compared with such Incremental Equivalent Debt)) in any mandatory prepayments of Term Loans.

 

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(h)           This Section 2.14 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.

 

Section 2.15          Refinancing Amendments.

 

(a)           Refinancing Commitments. The Borrowers may, at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date, by notice to the Administrative Agent (a “Refinancing Loan Request”), request (A) (i) the establishment of one or more new Classes of term loans under this Agreement (any such new Class, “New Refinancing Term Commitments”) or (ii) increases to one or more existing Classes of term loans under this Agreement (any such increase to an existing Class, collectively with New Refinancing Term Commitments, “Refinancing Term Commitments”), or (B)(i) the establishment of one or more new Classes of revolving credit commitments under this Agreement (any such new Class, “New Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments”) or (ii) increases to one or more existing Classes of revolving credit commitments (any such increase to an existing Class, collectively with the New Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, “Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments”, and collectively with any Refinancing Term Commitments, “Refinancing Commitments”), in each case, established in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or in part, as selected by the Borrowers, any one or more then existing Class or Classes of Loans or Commitments (with respect to a particular Refinancing Commitment or Refinancing Loan, such existing Loans or Commitments, “Refinanced Debt”), whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy of each such notice to each of the Lenders.

 

(b)           Refinancing Loans. Any Refinancing Term Loans made pursuant to New Refinancing Term Commitments or any New Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments made on a Refinancing Facility Closing Date shall be designated a separate Class of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, for all purposes of this Agreement. On any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which any Refinancing Term Commitments of any Class are effected, subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions in this Section 2.15, (i) each Refinancing Term Lender of such Class shall make a Term Loan to the Borrowers (a “Refinancing Term Loan”) in an amount equal to its Refinancing Term Commitment of such Class and (ii) each Refinancing Term Lender of such Class shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Refinancing Term Commitment of such Class and the Refinancing Term Loans of such Class made pursuant thereto. On any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class are effected, subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions in this Section 2.15, (i) each Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender of such Class shall make its Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment available to the Borrowers (when borrowed, a “Refinancing Revolving Loan” and collectively with any Refinancing Term Loan, a “Refinancing Loan”) and (ii) each Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender of such Class shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment of such Class and the Refinancing Revolving Loans of such Class made pursuant thereto.

 

(c)           Refinancing Loan Request. Each Refinancing Loan Request from the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and identify the Refinanced Debt with respect thereto. Refinancing Term Loans may be made, and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments may be provided, by any existing Lender (but no existing Lender will have an obligation to make any Refinancing Commitment, nor will the Borrowers have any obligation to approach any existing Lender to provide any Refinancing Commitment) or by any Additional Lender (each such existing Lender or Additional Lender providing such Commitment or Loan, a “Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender” or “Refinancing Term Lender,” as applicable, and, collectively, “Refinancing Lenders”); provided that in the case of any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment which are Revolving Credit Commitments, the Administrative Agent shall have consented (not to be unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed) to such Lender’s or Additional Lender’s providing such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments to the extent such consent, if any, would be required under Section 10.07(b) for an assignment of Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, to such Lender or Additional Lender.

 

(d)           Effectiveness of Refinancing Amendment. The effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment, and the Refinancing Commitments thereunder, shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof (a “Refinancing Facility Closing Date”) of each of the following conditions, together with any other conditions set forth in the Refinancing Amendment:

 

(i)            [Reserved];

 

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(ii)           each Refinancing Commitment shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $10,000,000 and shall be in an increment of $1,000,000 (provided that such amount may be less than $10,000,000 and not in an increment of $1,000,000 if such amount is equal to (x) the entire outstanding principal amount of Refinanced Debt that is in the form of Term Loans or (y) the entire principal amount of Refinanced Debt (or commitments) that is in the form of Revolving Credit Commitments);

 

(iii)          to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent of (x) customary legal opinions, good standing certificates, board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (conformed as appropriate) other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (y) reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to ensure that such Refinancing Commitments and Refinancing Loans are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents; and

 

(iv)          the Refinancing Term Loans made pursuant to any increase in any existing Class of Term Loans shall be added to (and form part of) each Borrowing of outstanding Term Loans under the respective Class so incurred on a pro rata basis (based on the principal amount of each Borrowing) so that each Lender under such Class will participate proportionately in each then outstanding Borrowing of Term Loans under such Class after giving effect to such increase; provided that regularly accruing interest and fees through the date of the applicable Refinancing Facility Closing Date (as well as amounts owing to any Lender pursuant to Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05, 10.04 and 10.05 or similar provisions pursuant to the other Loan Documents) shall remain payable to the respective Lenders to which such amounts were owing.

 

(e)            Required Terms. The terms, provisions and documentation of the Refinancing Term Loans and Refinancing Term Commitments or the Refinancing Revolving Loans and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, of any Class shall be as agreed between the Borrowers and the applicable Refinancing Lenders providing such Refinancing Commitments, and except as otherwise set forth herein, to the extent not identical to (or constituting a part of) any Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, each existing on the Refinancing Facility Closing Date, shall be consistent with clauses (i) and (ii) below, as applicable, and otherwise, at the option of the Borrowers, either (x) reflect market terms and conditions (taken as a whole) at the time of such refinancing (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith) or (y) if not consistent with the terms of the corresponding Class under the Facilities, not be materially more restrictive to the Borrowers (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith), when taken as a whole, than the terms of the applicable Class under the Facilities being refinanced or replaced (except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date of the Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments existing at the time of such refinancing). If necessary to consummate any such Refinancing Loans or Refinancing Commitments as fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes with an existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, the interest rate margins and rate floors on the applicable existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments may be automatically increased and any call protection provision may be made more favorable to the applicable existing Lenders. In any event:

 

(i)            The Refinancing Term Loans:

 

(A)            as of the Refinancing Facility Closing Date, shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of the Refinanced Debt; provided that (I) Refinancing Term Loans consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II) any Refinancing Term Loans in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket may, in each case, have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of the Refinanced Debt;

 

(B)            as of the Refinancing Facility Closing Date, shall not have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Refinanced Debt; provided that (I) Refinancing Term Loans consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II)  any Refinancing Term Loans in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket may, in each case, have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Refinanced Debt;

 

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(C)            shall have an Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any), and subject to clauses (e)(i)(A) and (e)(i)(B) above, amortization determined by the Borrowers and the applicable Refinancing Term Lenders; provided that if the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for Refinancing Term Loans that constitute an increase to an existing Class of Term Loans is higher than the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for the Class being increased, then the Applicable Rate for the Class being increased shall be automatically increased as and to the extent necessary to eliminate such deficiency.

 

(D)            shall have fees determined by the Borrowers and the applicable arranger(s);

 

(E)            shall not be subject to any Guarantee by any Subsidiary other than a Loan Party;

 

(F)            may provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than or greater than a pro rata basis in any voluntary prepayments with any other Class of outstanding Term Loans and may provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis (except for AHYDO Payments and prepayments pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iv) and Section 2.05(b)(vi)(A)(y))) in any mandatory prepayments of Term Loans hereunder;

 

(G)            shall not have a greater principal amount than the principal amount of the Refinanced Debt plus any accrued but unpaid interest on such Refinanced Debt plus existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Debt to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such new Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Refinanced Debt and any defeasance costs and any fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Term Loans plus other amounts permitted to be incurred under Sections 7.01 and 7.03, as applicable;

 

(H)            (i) shall rank pari passu in right of payment or junior in right of payment with the Obligations under the then existing Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans and (ii) will either be secured solely by the same Collateral securing the Obligations or shall be unsecured and (ii) to the extent (x) secured by any Applicable Lien, shall be subject to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and (y) secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the ABL Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as applicable;

 

(ii)           the Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Loans:

 

(A)            (i) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with, or junior in right of payment to, the Obligations under the then existing Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans and will either be secured solely by the same Collateral securing the Obligations or shall be unsecured and (ii) to the extent (x) secured by any Applicable Lien, shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, and (y) secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the ABL Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as applicable;

 

(B)            shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than, or mandatory scheduled commitment reductions prior to, the Maturity Date with respect to the Refinanced Debt; provided that, any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Loans in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket may have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Refinanced Debt;

 

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(C)            shall provide that the borrowing and repayment (except for (1) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings), (2) repayments required upon the applicable Maturity Date of the Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and any other Class of Revolving Credit Commitments, and (3) repayments made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of commitments (in accordance with clause (E) below)) of Loans with respect to Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments after the associated Refinancing Facility Closing Date shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Credit Commitments;

 

(D)            may include provisions for letter of credit and swing line subfacilities and may be available in Dollars;

 

(E)            shall provide that the permanent repayment of Revolving Credit Loans with respect to, and termination or reduction of, Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments after the associated Refinancing Facility Closing Date be made on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not greater than pro rata basis) with all other Revolving Credit Commitments, except that the Borrowers shall be permitted to permanently repay and terminate Commitments (I) in respect of any such Class of Revolving Credit Loans on a greater than pro rata basis as compared to any other Class of Revolving Credit Loans with a later Maturity Date than such Class or (II) in connection with any refinancing thereof permitted by this Agreement;

 

(F)            shall provide that assignments and participations of Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Loans shall be governed by the same assignment and participation provisions applicable to Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans then existing on the Refinancing Facility Closing Date;

 

(G)            shall have an Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) determined by the Borrowers and the applicable Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders; provided that if the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) with respect to any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments that constitute an increase to an existing Class of Revolving Credit Commitments is higher than the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for the Class being increased, then the Applicable Rate for the Class being increased shall be automatically increased as and to the extent necessary to eliminate such deficiency;

 

(H)            shall have fees determined by the Borrowers and the applicable Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment arranger(s);

 

(I)             shall not be subject to any Guarantee by any Subsidiary other than a Loan Party; and

 

(J)             shall not have a greater principal amount of Commitments than the principal amount of the utilized Commitments of the Refinanced Debt plus any accrued but unpaid interest on such Refinanced Debt plus existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Debt to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such new Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Refinanced Debt and any defeasance costs and any fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Loans plus other amounts permitted to be incurred under Sections 7.01 and 7.03, as applicable.

 

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(f)            Refinancing Amendment. Commitments in respect of Refinancing Term Loans and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments shall become additional Commitments under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (a “Refinancing Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrowers, each Refinancing Lender providing such Commitments, the Administrative Agent. The Refinancing Amendment may, without the consent of any other Loan Party, Agent or Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.15, including amendments as deemed necessary by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable judgment to effect any lien subordination and associated rights of the applicable Lenders to the extent any Refinancing Loans are to rank junior in right of security or to address technical issues relating to funding and payment and any amendments necessary in connection with any Refinancing Loans necessary to provide that such Refinancing Loans and Refinancing Commitments are fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Borrowers will use the proceeds of the Refinancing Term Loans and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, and shall permanently terminate applicable commitments under, substantially concurrently, the applicable Refinanced Debt.

 

(g)           Reallocation of Revolving Credit Exposure. Upon any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments are effected through the establishment of a new Class of revolving credit commitments pursuant to this Section 2.15, if, on such date, there are any revolving loans under any Revolving Credit Facility then outstanding, such revolving loans shall be prepaid from the proceeds of a new Borrowing of the Incremental Revolving Loans under such new Class of Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments in such amounts as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to such Borrowing and all such related prepayments, all revolving credit loans under all Revolving Credit Facilities will be held by all Lenders under the Revolving Credit Facilities (including Lenders providing such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments) ratably in accordance with their revolving credit commitments under all Revolving Credit Facilities (after giving effect to the establishment of such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments). Upon any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments are effected through the increase to any existing Class of Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.15, (x) if, on the date of such increase, there are any Revolving Credit Loans outstanding, each of the Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class shall be deemed to assign to each of the Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders, and each of the Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders shall purchase from each of the Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class, at par, such interests in the Refinancing Revolving Loans outstanding on such Refinancing Facility Closing Date as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments and purchases, such Revolving Credit Loans under such Class will be held by existing Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class and Incremental Revolving Credit Lenders ratably in accordance with their Revolving Credit Commitments under such Class after giving effect to the addition of such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments to the Revolving Credit Commitments under such Class; provided that regularly accruing interest and fees through the date of the applicable Refinancing Facility Closing Date (as well as amounts owing to any Lender pursuant to Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05, 10.04 and 10.05 or similar provisions pursuant to the other Loan Documents) shall be retained by the respective Lenders to which such amounts were owing and shall not be subject to the assignments sold and purchased as otherwise required hereby and (y) each Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment shall be deemed for all purposes a Revolving Credit Commitment and each Loan made thereunder shall be deemed, for all purposes, a Revolving Credit Loan and (z) each Incremental Revolving Credit Lender shall become a Lender with respect to the Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments and all matters relating thereto. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby agree that the minimum borrowing and prepayment requirements in Section 2.02 and 2.05(a) of this Agreement shall not apply to the transactions effected pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence.

 

(h)           Refinancing Equivalent Debt.

 

(i)            In lieu of incurring any Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, the Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date issue, incur or otherwise obtain (A) secured Indebtedness (including any Registered Equivalent Notes) in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes or loans (provided that such Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral shall rank pari passu with the Liens on the Term Loan Priority Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement (but without regard to control of remedies)) (such notes or loans, “Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt”), (B) secured Indebtedness (including any Registered Equivalent Notes) in the form of one or more series of second lien (or other junior lien) secured notes or second lien (or other junior lien) secured loans (such notes or loans, “Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt”) and (C) unsecured or subordinated Indebtedness (including any Registered Equivalent Notes) in the form of one or more series of unsecured or subordinated notes or loans (such notes or loans, “Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” and together with Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt and Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt, “Refinancing Equivalent Debt”), in each case, in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or in part, any existing Class or Classes of Loans (such Loans, “Refinanced Loans”).

 

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(ii)           Any Refinancing Equivalent Debt:

 

(A)           (1) shall not (other (I)  any Refinancing Equivalent Debt consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II) any Refinancing Equivalent Debt in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket) have a Maturity Date prior to the Maturity Date of the Refinanced Loan, (2) if in the form of term loans (other than (I) any Refinancing Equivalent Debt consisting of a customary bridge facility so long as the long-term Indebtedness into which such customary bridge facility is to be converted satisfies this criteria and (II) any Refinancing Equivalent Debt in an aggregate amount not to exceed the then available Inside Maturity Basket) have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Refinanced Loans, (3) (I) shall rank pari passu with, or junior in right of payment to, the Obligations under the then existing Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans and will either be secured solely by the same Collateral securing the Obligations or shall be unsecured and (II) to the extent (x) secured by any Applicable Lien, shall be subject to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if applicable, the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and (y) secured by Liens on the Collateral (other than Applicable Liens), shall be subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the ABL Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as applicable, (4) shall not be guaranteed by Subsidiaries other than Guarantors, (5) shall not have a greater principal amount than the principal amount of the Refinanced Loans plus any accrued but unpaid interest on such Refinanced Loans plus existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Loans to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such new Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Refinanced Loans and any defeasance costs and any fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Equivalent Debt plus other amounts permitted to be incurred under Section 7.03 and (7) except as otherwise set forth in this clause (h)(ii), shall (x) reflect market terms and conditions (taken as a whole) at the time of such refinancing (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith) or (y) if not consistent with the terms of the corresponding Class under the Facilities, not be materially more restrictive to the Borrowers (as determined by the Administrative Borrower in good faith), when taken as a whole, than the terms of the applicable Class under the Facilities being refinanced or replaced (except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date of the Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments existing at the time of such refinancing),

 

(B)            [reserved], and

 

(C)            shall be incurred, and the proceeds thereof used, solely to repay, repurchase, retire or refinance substantially concurrently the Refinanced Loans and terminate all commitments thereunder.

 

(i)            This Section 2.15 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.

 

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Section 2.16          Extension of Term Loans; Extension of Revolving Credit Loans.

 

(a)           Extension of Term Loans. The Borrowers may, at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Term Loans of a given Class (each, an “Existing Term Loan Tranche”) be amended to extend the scheduled Maturity Date(s) with respect to all or a portion of the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche (any such Term Loans which have been so amended, “Extended Term Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.16. In order to establish any Extended Term Loans, the Borrowers shall provide a notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche) (each, a “Term Loan Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Term Loans to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under such Existing Term Loan Tranche (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with all Extending Term Lenders (other than any transaction or similar fee payable to the applicable consenting Lenders in connection with such Extension Amendment)) and offered pro rata to each Lender under such Existing Term Loan Tranche and (y) be substantially identical to, or (taken as a whole) no more favorable (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Borrower) to the Extending Term Lenders than those applicable to the Existing Term Loan Tranche subject to such Term Loan Extension Request (except if the existing Lenders receive the benefit of such favorable terms or for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date), including: (i) all or any of the scheduled amortization payments of principal of the Extended Term Loans may be delayed to later dates than the scheduled amortization payments of principal of the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; provided, however, that at no time shall there be Classes of Term Loans hereunder (including Refinancing Term Loans and Extended Term Loans) which have more than five different Maturity Dates; (ii) the All-In Yield, pricing, optional redemptions and prepayments and AHYDO Payments with respect to the Extended Term Loans (whether in the form of interest rate margin, upfront fees, OID or otherwise) may be different than the All-In Yield, pricing, optional redemptions and prepayments and AHYDO Payments for the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; (iii) the Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants and terms that apply solely to any period after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Extension Amendment (immediately prior to the establishment of such Extended Term Loans); and (iv) Extended Term Loans may have call protection as may be agreed by the Borrowers and the Lenders thereof; provided that (A) unless incurred in reliance upon the then available Inside Maturity Basket, in no event shall the Maturity Date of any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the Maturity Date of the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche, (B) unless incurred in reliance upon the then available Inside Maturity Basket, the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof shall be no shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche, (C) all documentation in respect of such Extension Amendment shall be consistent with the foregoing, (D) any Extended Term Loans may participate on a pro rata basis or less than or greater than a pro rata basis in any voluntary repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder and on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis except in the case of AHYDO Payments or a prepayment under Section 2.05(b)(iv) and Section 2.05(b)(vi)(A)(y)), in any mandatory repayments or prepayments of Term Loans hereunder, in each case as specified in the respective Term Loan Extension Request and (E) any extension of such Extended Term Loans shall be subject to no Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) or (f). Any Extended Term Loans amended pursuant to any Term Loan Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Term Loan Extension Series”) of Extended Term Loans for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Term Loans amended from an Existing Term Loan Tranche may, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established Term Loan Extension Series with respect to such Existing Term Loan Tranche (in which case scheduled amortization with respect thereto shall be proportionately increased); provided, further, that if the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for any such increase shall be higher than the Applicable Rate and Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor (if any) for the Class being increased, then the Applicable Rate for the Class being increased shall be automatically increased as and to the extent necessary to eliminate such deficiency. Each request for a Term Loan Extension Series of Extended Term Loans proposed to be incurred under this Section 2.16 shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $10,000,000 (it being understood that the actual principal amount thereof provided by the applicable Lenders may be lower than such minimum amount) and the Borrowers may impose an Extension Minimum Condition with respect to any Term Loan Extension Request, which may be waived by the Borrowers in their sole discretion.

 

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(b)           Extension of Revolving Credit Commitments. The Borrowers may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Class (each, an “Existing Revolver Tranche”) be amended to extend the Maturity Date with respect to all or a portion of any principal amount of such Revolving Credit Commitments (any such Revolving Credit Commitments which have been so amended, “Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” and any loans under such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, “Extended Revolving Credit Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.16. In order to establish any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the Borrowers shall provide a notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Revolver Tranche) (each, a “Revolver Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under such Existing Revolver Tranche (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with all Extending Revolving Credit Lenders (other than any transaction or similar fee payable to the applicable consenting Lenders in connection with such Extension Amendment)) and offered pro rata to each Lender under such Existing Revolver Tranche, and (y) be substantially identical to, or taken as a whole, no more favorable (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Borrower) to the Extending Revolving Credit Lender, as the original Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings) unless the existing Lenders receive the benefit of such favorable terms or for covenants and other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date: (i) the Maturity Date of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments may be delayed to a later date than the Maturity Date of the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Existing Revolver Tranche, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; provided, however, that at no time shall there be Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder (including Extended Revolving Credit Commitments) which have more than five different Maturity Dates; (ii) the All-In Yield, pricing, optional redemption or prepayment terms, with respect to extensions of credit under the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (whether in the form of interest rate margin, upfront fees, OID or otherwise) may be different than the All-In Yield, pricing, optional redemption or prepayment terms, for extensions of credit under the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Existing Revolver Tranche, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; (iii) the Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants (as determined by the Borrowers and Lenders extending) and terms that apply solely to any period after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Extension Amendment (immediately prior to the establishment of such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments); and (iv) all borrowings under the applicable Revolving Credit Commitments (i.e., the Existing Revolver Tranche and the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of the applicable Revolver Extension Series) and repayments thereunder shall be made on a pro rata basis (except for (I) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings), (II) repayments required upon the Maturity Date of the non-extending Revolving Credit Commitments and (III) repayments made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of non-extended Revolving Credit Commitments); provided, further, that in no event shall the Maturity Date of any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Revolver Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the then Latest Maturity Date of any other Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder, and all documentation in respect of such Extension Amendment shall be consistent with the foregoing and the effectiveness of any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall be subject to no Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) or (f). Any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments amended pursuant to any Revolver Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Revolver Extension Series”) of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments amended from an Existing Revolver Tranche may, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established Revolver Extension Series with respect to such Existing Revolver Tranche. Each request for a Revolver Extension Series of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments proposed to be incurred under this Section 2.16 shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $10,000,000 (it being understood that the actual principal amount thereof provided by the applicable Lenders may be lower than such minimum amount) and the Borrowers may impose an Extension Minimum Condition with respect to any Revolver Extension Request, which may be waived by the Borrowers in their sole discretion.

 

(c)           Extension Request. The Borrowers shall provide the applicable Extension Request at least five (5) Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Term Loan Tranche or Existing Revolver Tranche, as applicable, are requested to respond, and shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be established by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.16. No Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Term Loans of any Existing Term Loan Tranche amended into Extended Term Loans or any of its Revolving Credit Commitments amended into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, pursuant to any Extension Request. Any Lender holding a Loan under an Existing Term Loan Tranche (each, an “Extending Term Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche subject to such Extension Request amended into Extended Term Loans and any Revolving Credit Lender (each, an “Extending Revolving Credit Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolver Tranche subject to such Extension Request amended into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, an “Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche or Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolver Tranche, as applicable, which it has elected to request be amended into Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable (subject to any minimum denomination requirements imposed by the Administrative Agent). In the event that the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche or Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolver Tranche, as applicable, in respect of which applicable Term Lenders or Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, shall have accepted the relevant Extension Request exceeds the amount of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, requested to be extended pursuant to the Extension Request, Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, subject to Extension Elections shall be amended to Extended Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, on a pro rata basis (subject to rounding by the Administrative Agent, which shall be conclusive) based on the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, included in each such Extension Election.

 

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(d)           Extension Amendment. Extended Term Loans and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall be established pursuant to an amendment (each, an “Extension Amendment”) to this Agreement among the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and each Extending Term Lender or Extending Revolving Credit Lender, as applicable, providing an Extended Term Loan or Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, as applicable, thereunder, which shall be consistent with the provisions set forth in Sections 2.16(a) or (b) above, respectively (but which shall not require the consent of any other Lender). The effectiveness of any Extension Amendment shall be subject to, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent of (i) legal opinions (conformed as appropriate), good standing certificates, board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (conformed as appropriate) other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (ii) reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to ensure that the Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Extension Amendment. Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that this Agreement and the other Loan Documents may be amended pursuant to an Extension Amendment, without the consent of any other Lenders, to the extent (but only to the extent) necessary to (i) reflect the existence and terms of the Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, incurred pursuant thereto, (ii) modify the scheduled repayments set forth in Section 2.07 with respect to any Existing Term Loan Tranche subject to an Extension Election to reflect a reduction in the principal amount of the Term Loans required to be paid thereunder in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Extended Term Loans amended pursuant to the applicable Extension (with such amount to be applied ratably to reduce scheduled repayments of such Term Loans required pursuant to Section 2.07), (iii) modify the prepayments set forth in Section 2.05 to reflect the existence of the Extended Term Loans and the application of prepayments with respect thereto, (iv) address technical issues relating to funding and payments and (v) effect such other amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.16, including any amendments necessary in connection with any Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments necessary to provide that such Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments are fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and the Required Lenders hereby expressly authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such Extension Amendment. If necessary to consummate any such Extended Term Loans and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments as fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes with an existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, the interest rate margins and rate floors on the applicable existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments may be automatically increased and any call protection provision may be made more favorable to the applicable existing Lenders.

 

(e)            No Prepayment. No conversion or extension of Loans or Commitments pursuant to any Extension Amendment in accordance with this Section 2.16 shall constitute a voluntary or mandatory prepayment or repayment for purposes of this Agreement. This Section 2.16 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.

 

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Section 2.17          Defaulting Lenders.

 

(a)           Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable Law:

 

(i)            Waivers and Amendments. That Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in Section 10.01.

 

(ii)           Reallocation of Payments. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VIII or otherwise), shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, as the Borrowers may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; third, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to be held in a non-interest bearing deposit account and released in order to satisfy obligations of that Defaulting Lender to fund Loans under this Agreement; fourth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; fifth, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and sixth, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of that Defaulting Lender. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.17(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

 

(b)            Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree in writing in their sole discretion that a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders at par or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Revolving Credit Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided under this Agreement (without giving effect to the reallocation of such Lender’s participation pursuant to Section 2.17(a)(iv)), whereupon that Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

Section 2.18          Co-Borrowers.

 

(a)           Each Borrower accepts joint and several liability hereunder in consideration of the financial accommodation to be provided by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, for the mutual benefit, directly and indirectly, of each Borrower and in consideration of the undertakings of each Borrower to accept joint and several liability for the obligations of each Borrower.

 

(b)           Each Borrower shall be jointly and severally liable for the Obligations, regardless of which Borrower actually receives the Loans hereunder or the amount of the Obligations received or the manner in which the Administrative Agent or any Lender accounts for the Obligations on its books and records. Each Borrower’s obligations with respect to Loans made to it, and each Borrower’s obligations arising as a result of the joint and several liability of such Borrower hereunder, with respect to Loans made to and other Obligations owing by the Borrowers hereunder, shall be separate and distinct obligations, but all such obligations shall be primary obligations of each Borrower.

 

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(c)           Each Borrower’s obligations arising as a result of the joint and several liability of such Borrower hereunder with respect to Loans made to and other Obligations owing by the Borrowers hereunder shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be unconditional irrespective of (A) the validity or enforceability, avoidance or subordination of the obligations of any other Borrower or of any promissory note or other document evidencing all or any part of the obligations of any other Borrower, (B) the absence of any attempt to collect the Obligations from any other Borrower, any other guarantor, or any other security therefor, or the absence of any other action to enforce the same, (C) the waiver, consent, extension, forbearance or granting of any indulgence by the Administrative Agent or any Lender with respect to any provision of any instrument evidencing the obligations of any other Borrower, or any part thereof, or any other agreement now or hereafter executed by any other Borrower and delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, (D) the failure by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to take any steps to perfect and maintain its security interest in, or to preserve its rights to, any security or collateral for the obligations of any other Borrower, (E) the Administrative Agent’s or any Lender’s election, in any proceeding instituted under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, of the application of Section 1111(b)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, (F) any borrowing or grant of a security interest by any other Borrower, as Debtor In Possession under Section 364 of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, (G) the disallowance of all or any portion of the Administrative Agent’s or any Lender’s claim(s) for the repayment of the obligations of any other Borrower under Section 502 of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, or (H) any other circumstances which might constitute a legal or equitable discharge or defense of a guarantor or of any other Borrower. With respect to each Borrower’s obligations arising as a result of the joint and several liability of such Borrower hereunder with respect to Loans made to the Borrowers hereunder, such Borrower waives, until the Obligations shall have been paid in full and this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall have been terminated, any right to enforce any right of subrogation or any remedy which the Administrative Agent or any Lender now has or may hereafter have against such Borrower, any endorser or any guarantor of all or any part of the Obligations, and any benefit of, and any right to participate in, any security or collateral given to the Administrative Agent or any Lender to secure payment of the Obligations or any other liability of any Borrower to the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

 

(d)           Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders may proceed directly and at once, without notice, against any Borrower to collect and recover the full amount, or any portion of the Obligations, without first proceeding against any other Borrower or any other Person, or against any security or collateral for the Obligations. Each Borrower consents and agrees that the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be under no obligation to marshal any assets in favor of any Borrower or against or in payment of any or all of the Obligations.

 

(e)           Each Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints the Administrative Borrower as the borrowing agent and attorney-in-fact for the Borrowers, which appointment shall remain in full force and effect unless and until the Administrative Agent shall have received prior written notice signed by all of the Borrowers that such appointment has been revoked and that another Borrower has been appointed in the place of the Administrative Borrower. Each Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Borrower (i) to provide to the Administrative Agent and receive from the Administrative Agent all notices with respect to Loans obtained for the benefit of any Borrower and all other notices and instructions under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (ii) to take such action as the Administrative Borrower deems appropriate on its behalf to obtain Loans and to exercise such other powers as are reasonably incidental thereto to carry out the purposes of this Agreement. It is understood that the handling of the Collateral of the Borrowers in a combined fashion, as more fully set forth herein and in the Collateral Documents, is done solely as an accommodation to the Borrowers in order to utilize the collective borrowing powers of the Borrowers in the most efficient and economical manner and at their request, and that neither the Agents nor the Lenders shall incur liability to the Borrowers as a result hereof. Each of the Borrowers expects to derive benefit, directly or indirectly, from the handling of the Collateral in a combined fashion since the successful operation of each Borrower is dependent on the continued successful performance of the integrated group

 

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(f)            After the Closing Date, the Administrative Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, designate any Restricted Subsidiary that is a wholly-owned Domestic Subsidiary that is treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a Borrower by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Borrower Joinder Agreement executed by such Subsidiary and the Administrative Borrower, together with any documentation and other information with respect to such additional Borrower required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including, without limitation, the PATRIOT Act requested by the Administrative Agent (and to the extent not theretofore delivered on the Closing Date or otherwise) and satisfied the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement (including without limitation the actions as specified in Section 6.11 with respect to newly formed Subsidiaries), and upon such delivery and satisfaction, such Subsidiary shall for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents be a Borrower and a party to this Agreement. As soon as practicable upon receipt of a Borrower Joinder Agreement, the Administrative Agent shall furnish a copy thereof to each Lender.

 

Article III.
TAXES, INCREASED COSTS PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

 

Section 3.01          Taxes.

 

(a)           Except as provided in this Section 3.01, all payments made by or on account of the Borrowers or Guarantors to or for the account of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by any Law. If the Borrowers, any Guarantor or other applicable withholding agent shall be required by any Laws to deduct or withhold any Taxes from or in respect of any sum payable under any Loan Document to any Agent or any Lender, (i) if the Tax in question is an Indemnified Tax or Other Tax (as defined below), the sum payable by the Borrowers or any Guarantor shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions or withholdings (including deductions or withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01), each of such Lender (or where any Agent receives the payments for its own account, such Agent) receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions or withholdings been made, (ii) the applicable withholding agent shall make such deductions, (iii) the applicable withholding agent shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant taxation authority or other authority in accordance with applicable Laws, and (iv) within thirty (30) days after the date of such payment (or, if receipts or evidence are not available within thirty (30) days, as soon as possible thereafter), if the Borrowers or any Guarantor is the applicable withholding agent, it shall furnish to such Agent or Lender (as the case may be) the original or a copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof or other evidence acceptable to such Agent or Lender.

 

(b)           In addition, the Borrowers agree to pay any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary Taxes and any other excise, property, intangible or mortgage recording Taxes, imposed by any Governmental Authority, which arise from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document excluding, in each case, any such Tax imposed as a result of an Agent or Lender’s Assignment and Assumption, grant of a participation, transfer or assignment to or designation of a new applicable Lending Office or other office for receiving payments under any Loan Document (collectively, “Assignment Taxes”), except for Assignment Taxes resulting from an assignment or participation that is requested or required in writing by the Borrowers (all such non-excluded taxes described in this Section 3.01(b) being hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).

 

(c)           The Borrowers and each Guarantor agree to promptly indemnify each Agent and each Lender for (i) the full amount of Indemnified Taxes and Other Taxes payable by such Agent or such Lender and (ii) any expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability prepared in good faith and delivered by such Agent or Lender (or by an Agent on behalf of such Lender), accompanied by a written statement thereof setting forth in reasonable detail the basis and calculation of such amounts shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

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(d)           Each Lender and Agent shall, at such times as are reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, provide the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent with any documentation prescribed by Law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent certifying as to any entitlement of such Lender to an exemption from, or reduction in, withholding Tax with respect to any payments to be made to such Lender under the Loan Documents. Each such Lender and Agent shall, whenever a lapse in time or change in circumstances renders such documentation obsolete or inaccurate in any material respect, deliver promptly and on or before the date such documentation expires, becomes obsolete or inaccurate to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent updated or other appropriate documentation (including any new documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent) or promptly notify the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal ineligibility to do so. Unless the applicable withholding agent has received forms or other documents satisfactory to it indicating that payments under any Loan Document to or for a Lender are not subject to withholding Tax or are subject to such Tax at a rate reduced by an applicable tax treaty, the applicable withholding agent shall withhold amounts required to be withheld by applicable Law from such payments at the applicable statutory rate. Notwithstanding any other provision of this clause (d), a Lender shall not be required to deliver any form pursuant to this clause (d) that such Lender is not legally eligible to deliver. Without limiting the foregoing:

 

(i)           Each Lender that is a United States person (as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent on or before the date on which it becomes a party to this Agreement and at the reasonable request of the Parent Borrower or Administrative Agent two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 (or any successor forms) certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding.

 

(ii)           Each Lender that is not a United States person (as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent on or before the date on which it becomes a party to this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the request of the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent) whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(A)           two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable (or any successor forms), claiming eligibility for the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party,

 

(B)           two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI (or any successor forms),

 

(C)           in the case of a Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Sections 871(h) or 881(c) of the Code, (A) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I hereto (any such certificate a “United States Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (B) two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable (or any successor forms), or

 

(D)           to the extent a Lender is not the beneficial owner (for example, where the Lender is a partnership, or is a Participant holding a participation granted by a participating Lender), two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY (or any successor forms) of the Lender, accompanied by a properly completed and duly signed Form W-8ECI, W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, United States Tax Compliance Certificate, Form W-9, Form W-8IMY or any other required information from each beneficial owner, as applicable (provided that, if such Lender is a partnership (and not a participating Lender) and one or more beneficial owners are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, the United States Tax Compliance Certificate may be provided by such Lender on behalf of such beneficial owner(s)).

 

(iii)           Each Administrative Agent that is a United States person (as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) shall deliver to the Borrowers two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 (or any successor forms) with respect to fees received on its own behalf, certifying that such Administrative Agent is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding. Each Administrative Agent that is not a United States person (as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent two properly completed and duly signed original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI (or any successor forms) with respect to fees received on its own behalf and Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY, and including required accompanying documentation with respect to payments to be received by it on behalf of the Lenders, certifying that it is a “U.S. branch” and that the payments it receives for the account of others are not effectively connected with the conduct of its trade or business within the United States and that it is using such form as evidence of its agreement with the Borrower to be treated as a U.S. Person with respect to such payments (and the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree to so treat the Administrative Agent as a resident for tax purposes in the United States with respect to such payments as contemplated by Section 1.1441-1(b)(2)(iv) of the United States Treasury Regulations).

 

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(e)           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 Borrowers and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by Laws and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Laws and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine whether such Lender has or has not complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA and, if necessary, to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.

 

(f)            Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to deliver to the Loan Parties and to any successor Administrative Agent any documentation provided by such Lender to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 3.01(d) or (e) above.

 

(g)           Any Lender or Agent claiming any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section 3.01 shall use its reasonable efforts to mitigate or reduce the additional amounts payable, which reasonable efforts may include a change in the jurisdiction of its Lending Office (or any other measures reasonably requested by the Borrowers) if such a change or other measures would reduce any such additional amounts (or any similar amount that may thereafter accrue) and would not, in the sole determination of such Lender, result in any unreimbursed cost or expense or be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender.

 

(h)           If any Lender or Agent determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund in respect of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes as to which indemnification or additional amounts have been paid to it by a Loan Party pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall promptly remit to such Loan Party an amount equal to the amount of such refund (but only to the extent of indemnification or additional amounts paid by the Loan Party under this Section 3.01(h) with respect to the Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including any Taxes) of the Lender or Agent, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant taxing authority with respect to such refund net of any Taxes payable by any Agent or Lender on such interest); provided that the Loan Parties, upon the request of the Lender or Agent, as the case may be, shall promptly return such refund (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant taxing authority) to such party in the event such party is required to repay such refund to the relevant taxing authority. The Administrative Agent or such Lender, as the case may be, shall provide the Loan Party with a copy of any notice of assessment or other evidence reasonably available of the requirement to repay such refund received from the relevant taxing authority. This Section shall not be construed to require any Agent or any Lender to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to Taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrowers or any other person.

 

Section 3.02         Illegality.

 

If any Lender reasonably determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate in each case after the Closing Date, then, on written notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrowers through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurocurrency Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans to such day, or promptly, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate with respect to any Base Rate Loans, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Eurocurrency Rate component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate. Each Lender agrees to designate a different Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need for such notice and will not, in the good faith judgment of such Lender, otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted and all amounts due, if any, in connection with such prepayment and conversion.

 

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Section 3.03         Inability to Determine Rates.

 

(a)           If, after the Closing Date, the Required Lenders reasonably determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof that (i) deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount, currency and Interest Period of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan (such Loans, the “Impacted Loans”), (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurocurrency Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan, or (iii) the Eurocurrency Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrowers and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended, and (y) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Eurocurrency Rate component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.

 

(b)           Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Administrative Agent has made the determination described in clause (i) of Section 3.03(a), the Administrative Agent, with the consent of the Parent Borrower, may establish an alternative interest rate for the Impacted Loans, in which case, such alternative rate of interest shall apply with respect to the Impacted Loans until (1) the Administrative Agent revokes the notice delivered with respect to the Impacted Loans under clause (i) of the first sentence of this Section 3.03(a), (2) the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that such alternative interest rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding the Impacted Loans, or (3) any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for such Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to such alternative rate of interest or to determine or charge interest rates based upon such rate or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to do any of the foregoing and provides the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers written notice thereof.

 

(c)           Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Documents:

 

(i)On March 5, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), the regulatory supervisor of LIBOR’s administrator (“IBA”), announced in a public statement the future cessation or loss of representativeness of overnight/Spot Next, 1-week, 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12- month U.S. dollar LIBOR tenor settings. On the earliest of (A) the date that all Available Tenors of U.S. dollar LIBOR have permanently or indefinitely ceased to be provided by IBA or have been announced by the FCA pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative, (B) June 30, 2023 and (C) the Early Opt-in Effective Date in respect of a SOFR Early Opt-in, if the then-current Benchmark is LIBOR, the Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document. If the Benchmark Replacement is Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments will be payable on a quarterly basis.

 

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(ii)(x) Upon (A) the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or (B) a determination by the Administrative Agent that neither of the alternatives under clause (1) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement are available, the Benchmark Replacement will replace the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders (and any such objection shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error); provided that solely in the event that the then-current Benchmark at the time of such Benchmark Transition Event is not a SOFR-based rate, the Benchmark Replacement therefor shall be determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement unless the Administrative Agent reasonably determines that neither of such alternative rates is available.

 

(y)  On the Early Opt-in Effective Date in respect of an Other Rate Early Opt-in, the Benchmark Replacement will replace LIBOR for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

(iii)At any time that the administrator of the then-current Benchmark has permanently or indefinitely ceased to provide such Benchmark or such Benchmark has been announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative of the underlying market and economic reality that such Benchmark is intended to measure and that representativeness will not be restored, the Borrower may revoke any request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Loans to be made, converted or continued that would bear interest by reference to such Benchmark until the Borrower’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark, and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During the period referenced in the foregoing sentence, the component of Base Rate based upon the Benchmark will not be used in any determination of Base Rate.

 

(iv)In connection with the implementation and administration of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative 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.

 

(v)The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of (A) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement and (B) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 3.03(c), 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.

 

(vi)At any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (A) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or LIBOR), then the Administrative Agent may remove any tenor of such Benchmark that is unavailable or non-representative for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings and (B) the Administrative Agent may reinstate any such previously removed tenor for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings.

 

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Section 3.04         Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Eurocurrency Rate Loan Reserves.

 

(a)           If any Lender reasonably determines that as a result of a Change in Law, there shall be any increase in the cost to such Lender of agreeing to make or making, funding or maintaining Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or a reduction in the amount received or receivable by such Lender in connection with any of the foregoing (including any Taxes (other than (i) Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes or (ii) 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 that are excluded from the definition of Indemnified Taxes pursuant to clauses (i) through (vi) thereof), including by imposing, modifying or holding applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto, and excluding for purposes of this Section 3.04(a) any such increased costs or reduction in amount resulting from reserve requirements contemplated by Section 3.04(c) or the definition of Eurocurrency Rate), then from time to time within fifteen (15) days after demand by such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail such increased costs (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent given in accordance with Section 3.06), the Borrowers shall pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such increased cost or reduction.

 

(b)           If any Lender reasonably determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or on the capital of any such Lender’s holding companies, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by it, to a level below that which such Lender or such Lender’s holding companies could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding companies with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers will pay to such Lender, as the case may be, within fifteen (15) days after demand by such Lender, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding companies for any such reduction suffered.

 

(c)           The Borrowers shall pay to each Lender, (i) as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency Rate funds or deposits, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loan of the Borrowers equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error), and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any other central banking or financing regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of any Eurocurrency Rate Loans of the Borrowers, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan; provided that the Borrowers shall have received at least fifteen (15) days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest or cost from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice fifteen (15) days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest or cost shall be due and payable fifteen (15) days from receipt of such notice.

 

Section 3.05         Funding Losses.

 

Upon written demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, which demand shall set forth in reasonable detail the basis for requesting such amount, the Borrowers shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense (excluding loss of anticipated profits or margin) actually incurred by it as a result of:

 

(a)          any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Eurocurrency Rate Loan of the Borrowers on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan; or

 

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(b)         any failure by the Borrowers (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Eurocurrency Rate Loan of the Borrowers on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrowers;

 

including any loss or expense (excluding loss of anticipated profits or margin) arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained.

 

Section 3.06         Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation.

 

(a)           If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or the Borrowers are required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender in any material economic, legal or regulatory respect; provided that nothing in this Section 3.06(a) shall affect or postpone any Obligations of the Borrowers or the rights of the Lenders under this Article III.

 

(b)           If any Lender requests compensation by the Borrowers under Section 3.04, the Borrowers may, by notice to such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), suspend the obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurocurrency Rate Loans from one Interest Period to another Interest Period, or to convert Base Rate Loans into Eurocurrency Rate Loans, until the event or condition giving rise to such request ceases to be in effect (in which case the provisions of Section 3.06(d) shall be applicable); provided that such suspension shall not affect the right of such Lender to receive the compensation so requested.

 

(c)           Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of Section 3.01, 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of Section 3.01, 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04 for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than one hundred and eighty (180) days prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrowers of the event giving rise to such claim and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the circumstance giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

 

(d)           If the obligation of any Lender to make or continue any Eurocurrency Rate Loan or to convert Base Rate Loans into Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended pursuant to Section 3.06(b) hereof, such Lender’s applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be automatically converted into Base Rate Loans on the last day(s) of the then current Interest Period(s) for such Eurocurrency Rate Loans (or, in the case of any immediate conversion required by Section 3.02, on such earlier date as required by Law) and, unless and until such Lender gives notice as provided below that the circumstances specified in Section 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04 hereof that gave rise to such conversion no longer exist:

 

(i)           to the extent that such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans have been so converted, all payments and prepayments of principal that would otherwise be applied to such Lender’s applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be applied instead to its Base Rate Loans; and

 

(ii)          all Loans that would otherwise be made or continued from one Interest Period to another by such Lender as Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be made or continued instead as Base Rate Loans (if possible), and all Base Rate Loans of such Lender that would otherwise be converted into Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall remain as Base Rate Loans.

 

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(e)           If any Lender gives notice to the Borrowers (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) that the circumstances specified in Section 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04 hereof that gave rise to the conversion of any of such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans pursuant to this Section 3.06 no longer exist (which such Lender agrees to do promptly upon such circumstances ceasing to exist) at a time when Eurocurrency Rate Loans made by other Lenders under the applicable Facility are outstanding, if applicable, such Lender’s Base Rate Loans shall be automatically converted, on the first day(s) of the next succeeding Interest Period(s) for such outstanding Eurocurrency Rate Loans, to the extent necessary so that, after giving effect thereto, all Loans held by the Lenders holding Eurocurrency Rate Loans under such Facility and by such Lender are held pro rata (as to principal amounts, interest rate basis, and Interest Periods) in accordance with their respective Commitments for the applicable Facility.

 

(f)           Any Agent or Lender claiming compensation under this Article III shall deliver a certificate to the Borrowers setting forth in reasonable detail the additional amount or amounts to be paid to it hereunder, which shall be conclusive on the absence of manifest error. In determining such amounts, such Agent or Lender may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods.

 

Section 3.07         Replacement of Lenders under Certain Circumstances.

 

If (i) any Lender ceases to make Eurocurrency Rate Loans as a result of any condition described in Section 3.02 or Section 3.04, (ii) the Borrowers are required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, (iii) any Lender is a Non-Consenting Lender, (iv) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, or (v) any other circumstance exists hereunder that gives the Borrowers the right to replace a Lender as a party hereto, then the Borrowers may, at their sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, (x) require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 10.07), all of its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement (or, with respect to clause (iii) above, all of its interests, rights and obligations with respect to the Class of Loans or Commitments that is the subject of the related consent, waiver and amendment) and the related Loan Documents to one or more Eligible Assignees (provided that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall have any obligation to the Borrowers to find a replacement Lender or other such Person) that shall assume such obligations (any of which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that:

 

(a)          the Borrowers or the Assignee shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee specified in Section 10.07(b)(ii)(B) (unless otherwise waived by the Administrative Agent);

 

(b)          such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the applicable outstanding principal of its Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 2.05(a)(vi) in connection with a Repricing Transaction and Section 3.05) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees (other than any amount under Section 2.05(a)(vi))) or the Borrowers;

 

(c)          such Lender being replaced pursuant to this Section 3.07 shall (1) execute and deliver an Assignment and Assumption with respect to all, or a portion as applicable, of such Lender’s Commitment and outstanding Loans, and (2) deliver any Notes evidencing such Loans to the Borrowers or Administrative Agent (or a lost or destroyed note indemnity in lieu thereof); provided that the failure of any such Lender to execute an Assignment and Assumption or deliver such Notes shall not render such sale and purchase (and the corresponding assignment) invalid and such assignment may be recorded in the Register and the Notes shall be deemed to be canceled upon such failure;

 

(d)          upon such payment set forth in clauses (a) and (b) above and, if so requested by the assignee Lender, delivery to the assignee Lender of the appropriate Note or Notes executed by the Borrowers, the assignee Lender shall become a Lender hereunder and the assigning Lender shall cease to constitute a Lender hereunder with respect to such assigned Loans, Commitments and participations, except with respect to indemnification provisions under this Agreement, which shall survive as to such assigning Lender;

 

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(e)           in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 3.04 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.01, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;

 

(f)           such assignment does not conflict with applicable Laws;

 

(g)          [reserved]; and

 

(h)          the Lender that acts as the Administrative Agent cannot be replaced in its capacity as Administrative Agent other than in accordance with Section 9.06,

 

or (y) terminate the Commitment of such Lender, and in the case of a Lender, repay all Obligations of the Borrowers owing to such Lender relating to the Loans and participations held by such Lender as of such termination date; provided that in the case of any such termination of the Commitment of a Non-Consenting Lender such termination shall be sufficient (together with all other consenting Lenders) to cause the adoption of the applicable departure, waiver or amendment of the Loan Documents and such termination shall, with respect to clause (iii) above, be in respect of all of its interests, rights and obligations with respect to the Class of Loans or Commitments that is the subject of the related consent, waiver and amendment.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in addition if a Non-Consenting Lender is being replaced in connection with any Extension Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Permitted Repricing Amendment or amendment effecting a Replacement Term Loan, the Borrowers shall have the option, with the consent of the Administrative Agent and subject to at least three Business Days’ advance notice (which notice may be rescinded if the transaction contemplated in such notice is not consummated) to such Non-Consenting Lenders, in lieu of execution of an Assignment and Assumption as otherwise provided for in this clause (b), effect such assignment by purchasing any such Non-Consenting Lender’s Loans (which shall be automatically cancelled upon consummation of such acquisition) and unfunded Commitments at par (allocated among the applicable Lenders in the same manner as would be required if such Loans were being optionally prepaid or such Commitments were being optionally reduced or terminated by the Borrowers), accompanied by payment of any accrued interest and fees thereon (and, if applicable, any amounts payable pursuant to clause (e) of this Section, Section 3.05 and any amounts under Section 2.05(a)(vi) in connection with a Repricing Transaction). By receiving such purchase price, the applicable Lenders shall automatically be deemed to have assigned such Loans or Commitments pursuant to the terms of an Assignment and Assumption, and accordingly no other action by such Lenders shall be required in connection therewith.

 

In the event that (i) the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent has requested that the Lenders consent to a departure or waiver of any provisions of the Loan Documents or agree to any amendment thereto, (ii) the consent, waiver or amendment in question requires the agreement of each affected Lender or all the Lenders with respect to a certain Class or Classes of the Loans and/or Commitments and (iii) the Required Lenders (or, in the case of a consent, waiver or amendment involving all affected Lenders or all Lenders of a certain Class or Classes (including to the extent such Classes constitute all outstanding Classes), in lieu of the Required Lenders, the Required Class Lenders) have agreed (but solely to the extent required by Section 10.01) to such consent, waiver or amendment (including, in each case, by virtue of such Lender refusing to make or enter into an Extension Election pursuant to Section 2.16, a Refinancing Amendment pursuant to Section 2.15, a Permitted Repricing Amendment or an amendment effecting a Replacement Term Loan pursuant to Section 10.01), then any Lender who does not agree to such consent, waiver or amendment shall be deemed a “Non-Consenting Lender.”

 

In connection with any such replacement, if any such Non-Consenting Lender or Defaulting Lender does not execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a duly executed Assignment and Assumption reflecting such replacement within five (5) Business Days of the date on which the assignee Lender executes and delivers such Assignment and Assumption to such Non-Consenting Lender or Defaulting Lender, then such Non-Consenting Lender or Defaulting Lender shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment and Assumption without any action on the part of the Non-Consenting Lender or Defaulting Lender. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in addition if a Non-Consenting Lender is being replaced in connection with any Extension Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Permitted Repricing Amendment or amendment effecting a Replacement Term Loan, the Administrative Borrower shall have the option, with the consent of the Administrative Agent and subject to at least three Business Days’ advance notice (which notice may be rescinded if the transaction contemplated in such notice is not consummated) to such Non-Consenting Lenders, in lieu of execution of an Assignment and Assumption as otherwise provided for in this clause (y), to effect such assignment by purchasing any such Non-Consenting Lender’s Loans (which shall automatically be cancelled upon consummation of such acquisition) and unfunded Commitments at par (allocated among the applicable Lenders in the same manner as would be required if such Loans were being optionally prepaid or such Commitments were being optionally reduced or terminated by the Borrowers), accompanied by payment of any accrued interest, premium and fees thereon (and, if applicable, any amounts payable pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraphs). By receiving such purchase price, the applicable Lenders shall automatically be deemed to have assigned such Loans or Commitments pursuant to the terms of an Assignment and Assumption and accordingly no other action by such Lenders shall be required in connection therewith.

 

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A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.

 

Section 3.08         Survival.

 

All of the Loan Parties’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

 

Article IV.
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

Section 4.01         Conditions to Initial Credit Extension.

 

The obligation of each Lender to make a Credit Extension hereunder on the Closing Date is subject to satisfaction (or waiver) of the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)           The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or pdf copies or other facsimiles (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party:

 

(i)           a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof;

 

(ii)          [reserved];

 

(iii)         a Note executed by the Borrowers in favor of each Lender that has requested a Note at least three (3) Business Days in advance of the Closing Date;

 

(iv)        a copy of the charter or certificate of formation (or the equivalent thereof) of each Loan Party certified by the secretary of state of the state of formation, if applicable, of such Loan Party and the other Organization Documents of each Loan Party;

 

(v)         [reserved];

 

(vi)        such certificates of good standing (to the extent such concept exists) from the applicable secretary of state of the state of organization of each Loan Party, certificates of resolutions or other action and incumbency certificates evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to be a party on the Closing Date;

 

(vii)       customary opinions from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties;

 

(viii)      a solvency certificate from the chief financial officer of the Parent Borrower (after giving effect to the Transactions) substantially in the form of Exhibit D-2 hereto.

 

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(b)           Payment of all fees, closing payments and expenses required to be paid hereunder and due to the Administrative Agent and the Bookrunner, and in the case of expenses, to the extent invoiced at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date (except as otherwise reasonably agreed by the Borrowers), required to be paid on the Closing Date.

 

(c)           The Administrative Agent shall have received a copy of the Third Amendment to ABL Credit Agreement (the “ABL Credit Agreement Amendment”) duly executed by the Parent Borrower, each Guarantor party thereto, the Lenders (as such term is defined in the ABL Credit Agreement) party thereto and the ABL Agent.

 

(d)           [Reserved].

 

(e)           The Administrative Agent shall have received the Annual Financial Statements and Quarterly Financial Statements.

 

(f)           [Reserved].

 

(g)           So long as requested at least ten (10) business days prior to the Closing Date, (x) the Administrative Agent shall have received, at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date, all documentation and other information with respect to Borrowers and the Guarantors that is required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including, without limitation, the PATRIOT Act and (y) any Loan Party that qualifies as a “legal entity customer,” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation shall deliver, at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date, a beneficial ownership certificate to the Administrative Agent, which certification shall be substantially similar in form and substance to the form of Certification Regarding Beneficial Owners of Legal Entity Customers published jointly, in May 2018, by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, in relations to such Loan Party

 

(h)           [Reserved].

 

(i)           [Reserved].

 

(j)           Substantially concurrently with the initial Borrowing on the Closing Date, the Closing Date Refinancing shall have been consummated.

 

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.

 

Section 4.02         Conditions to All Credit Extensions.

 

The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans) after the Closing Date is subject to satisfaction (or waiver) of the following conditions precedent:

 

(i)           The representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in Article V and in each other Loan Document shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Credit Extension with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) in all respects on such respective dates.

 

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(ii)          No Default or Event of Default shall exist or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds therefrom.

 

(iii)         The Administrative Agent shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.

 

Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans) submitted by the Borrowers after the Closing Date shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(i) and (ii) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.

 

Notwithstanding anything in this Section 4.02 to the contrary, (i) the effectiveness of any Incremental Amendment shall be subject only to the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2.14(d) and to such conditions as are mutually agreed between the applicable Borrower and the Lenders party to the Incremental Amendment, (ii) the effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment shall be subject only to the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2.15(b) and such conditions as are mutually agreed between the applicable Borrower and the Lenders party to the applicable amendment, (iii) the effectiveness of any Extension Amendment shall be subject only to the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2.16(d) and to such conditions as are mutually agreed between the applicable Borrower and the Lenders party to the Extension Amendment and (iv) the effectiveness of any Permitted Repricing Amendment or any amendment with respect to Replacement Term Loans shall be subject only to such conditions as are mutually agreed between the applicable Borrower and the Lenders party to the applicable amendment.

 

Article V.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

Each Borrower and each of the Guarantors party hereto represent and warrant to the Agents and the Lenders (a) on and as of the Closing Date and (b) after the Closing Date, at the time of each Credit Extension (to the extent, in the case of clause (b), the representations and warranties in this Article V are required to be true and correct in all material respects or otherwise as a condition to such Credit Extension pursuant to Article IV) that:

 

Section 5.01         Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws.

 

Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary that is a Material Subsidiary (a) is a Person duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, organization or formation (to the extent such concept exists in such jurisdiction), (b) in the case of the Loan Parties has all requisite corporate power, limited liability power or other organizational power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (c) is duly qualified and in good standing (to the extent such concept exists in such jurisdiction) under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business as currently conducted requires such qualification, (d) is in compliance with all applicable Laws (including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended), orders, writs and injunctions and (e) has all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to operate its business as currently conducted; except in each case referred to in clause (a) (other than with respect to the Parent Borrower), (c), (d) or (e), to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.02         Authorization; No Contravention.

 

The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is a party (a) have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and (b) do not (i) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents, (ii) result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien upon any of the property or assets of such Loan Party (other than as permitted by Section 7.01), or require any payment to be made under (x) any Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or (y) any material order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject or (iii) violate any Law; except with respect to any breach or contravention or payment (but not creation of Liens) referred to in clauses (ii) and (iii), to the extent that such violation, breach, contravention or payment could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 5.03         Governmental Authorization; Other Consents.

 

No material approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, enforcement by the Administrative Agent of its rights under the Loan Documents against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents, the perfection (if and to the extent required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement) or maintenance of the Liens created under the Collateral Documents (including the priority thereof) or the exercise by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of its rights under the Loan Documents or the remedies in respect of the Collateral pursuant to the Collateral Documents, except for (i) filings and registrations necessary to perfect the Liens on the Collateral granted by the Loan Parties in favor of the Secured Parties, (ii) the approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations, actions, notices and filings which have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect (except to the extent not required to be obtained, taken, given or made or in full force and effect pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement) and (iii) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings, the failure of which to obtain or make could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.04         Binding Effect.

 

This Agreement and each other Loan Document has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement and each other Loan Document constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is a party thereto in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (i) Debtor Relief Laws and by general principles of equity and principles of good faith and fair dealing and (ii) the effect of foreign Laws, rules and regulations as they relate to pledges of Equity Interests in Foreign Subsidiaries.

 

Section 5.05         Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

 

(a)           [Reserved].

 

(b)           Since December 31, 2020, there has been no event, circumstance or change, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.06         Litigation.

 

Except as set forth on Schedule 5.06, (a) there are no actions, suits or proceedings, pending or (b) to the knowledge of any Borrower, there are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes overtly threatened in writing, in each case of (a) and (b), at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or against any of their properties or revenues that either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 5.07         Ownership of Property; Liens.

 

Each of the Borrowers and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries has good record title to, or valid leasehold interests in, or easements or other limited property interests in, all Real Property necessary in the ordinary conduct of its business, free and clear of all Liens except as set forth on Schedule 5.07 and except for minor defects in title that do not materially interfere with its ability to conduct its business or to utilize such assets for their intended purposes and Liens permitted by Section 7.01 and except where the failure to have such title or other interest could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 5.08         Environmental Matters.

 

Except as could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect:

 

(a)          each Loan Party and its respective properties and operations are and have been in compliance with all Environmental Laws, which includes obtaining and maintaining all applicable Environmental Permits required under such Environmental Laws to carry on the business of the Loan Parties;

 

(b)          the Loan Parties have not received any written notice that alleges any of them is in violation of or potentially liable under any Environmental Laws and none of the Loan Parties nor any Real Property is the subject of any claims, investigations, liens, demands, or judicial, administrative or arbitral proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, threatened in writing, under any Environmental Law or to revoke or modify any Environmental Permit held by any of the Loan Parties;

 

(c)          there has been no Release of Hazardous Materials on, at, under or from any Real Property or facilities owned, operated or leased by any of the Loan Parties, or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, Real Property formerly owned, operated or leased by any Loan Party or arising out of the conduct of the Loan Parties, in any case, that could reasonably be expected to require investigation, remedial activity or corrective action or cleanup under Environmental Laws or could reasonably be expected to result in the Borrowers or any other Loan Party incurring liability under Environmental Laws; and

 

(d)          there are no existing facts, circumstances or conditions arising out of or relating to the operations of the Loan Parties or Real Property or facilities owned, operated or leased by any of the Loan Parties or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, Real Property or facilities formerly owned, operated or leased by the Loan Parties that could reasonably be expected to result in the Borrowers or any other Loan Party incurring liability under Environmental Laws.

 

Section 5.09         Taxes.