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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2022

C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
000-23189
41-1883630
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No)

14701 Charlson Road
Eden PrairieMinnesota 55347
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code) 
(952937-8500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.10 per shareCHRWNasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  




Item 1.01    Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 21, 2022, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its existing $1 billion credit agreement with a group of lenders led by U.S. Bank National Association (as previously amended, the “Existing Credit Agreement”, and as amended by the Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”). The Amendment, among other things, (i) extends the maturity date of the revolving credit facility under the Existing Credit Agreement from October 24, 2023 to November 19, 2027, (ii) provides a benchmark replacement for LIBOR with Term SOFR for borrowings in U.S. dollars and certain other benchmark replacements for other currencies, (iii) increases certain thresholds for cross-defaults to material indebtedness, (l) increases the default threshold for judgments and certain ERISA events from $75 million to $125 million, (iv) increases the amount of permitted Receivables Transaction Attributed Indebtedness from $500 million to $750 million, (v) includes an ESG Adjustments provision that allows the Company to establish specified Key Performance Indicators with respect to certain Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) objectives, and (vi) reduces the interest rate margins and commitment fee rates under the Existing Credit Agreement. The interest rate margins to Term SOFR or the applicable benchmark rate for the applicable currency are in a range of 0.75% to 1.375%, determined based on the Company’s S&P Rating and Moody’s Rating. In addition, commitment fees were reduced to a range of 0.07% to 0.15% and will also be determined based on the Company’s S&P Rating and Moody’s Rating.
In addition, the Amendment modifies the leverage covenant contained in the Existing Credit Agreement. The Amendment provides that the Company is required to maintain a ratio of consolidated net funded debt (net of unrestricted cash in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100 million) to consolidated EBITDA as of the end of each fiscal quarter of no more than 3.50 to 1.00, subject to the Company’s right in connection with a permitted acquisition, to increase the maximum ratio to 4.25 to 1.00 for the next four fiscal quarters. If the indebtedness under the Company’s senior notes is refinanced or if holders of the Company’s senior notes agree to substantially the same change, the Amendment provides that the ratio of consolidated funded net debt to consolidated EBITDA will increase to a maximum of 3.75 to 1.00. The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.
On November 21, 2022, the Company also entered into an amendment (the “NPA Amendment”) to its existing note purchase agreement with certain purchasers, as previously amended (as amended by the NPA Amendment, the “Note Purchase Agreement”). The NPA Amendment primarily makes conforming changes to covenants set forth above in the Credit Agreement after giving effect to the Amendment, including increasing the amount of qualified securitization financing permitted to be incurred to $750 million and revisions to the leverage ratio calculation as set forth above. Except as explicitly amended, all of the terms and conditions of the Note Purchase Agreement remain in full force and effect. The foregoing description of the amendment to the Note Purchase Agreement is only a summary and does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such amendment, is filed as Exhibit 10.2 hereto.
Item 2.03    Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The discussion under Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03    Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On November 17, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved and adopted amendments to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”), effective immediately, to provide that stockholder nominations of director candidates will be null and void where, unless otherwise required by law, any stockholder provides notice pursuant to Rule 14a-19 (the “Universal Proxy Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and subsequently (i) notifies the Company that such stockholder no longer intends to solicit proxies in support of director nominees other than the Company’s director nominees in accordance with the Universal Proxy Rule or (ii) fails to comply with the Universal Proxy Rule. The amended and restated Bylaws also incorporate certain clarifying updates and conforming changes. The full text of the amended and restated Bylaws is filed as Exhibit 3.2 hereto.
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Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
NumberDescription
3.2*
10.1*
10.2*
104The cover page from the Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL.
*Filed herewith



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SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC.
   
  
Dated: November 23, 2022 By:
/s/ Ben G. Campbell
   
Ben G. Campbell
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary





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EX-3.2 2 arbylawsnov172022.htm EX-3.2 Document
Exhibit 3.2
BY-LAWS
OF
C. H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC.
(Amended and Restated November 17, 2022)
ARTICLE I
OFFICES
Section 1.01. Registered Office. The registered office of C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., in the State of Delaware shall be at 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. The name of the registered agent in charge thereof shall be The Corporation Trust Company.
Section 1.02. Other Offices. The corporation may also have an office or offices at such other place or places either within or without the State of Delaware as the board of directors may from time to time determine or the business of the corporation may require.
ARTICLE II
MEETINGS OF STOCKHOLDERS
Section 2.01. Place of Meetings. Each meeting of the stockholders of the corporation shall be held at such place either within or without the State of Delaware as shall be fixed by the board of directors and specified in the notice of said meeting.
Section 2.02. Annual Meetings. The annual meeting of the stockholders for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the meeting shall be held at such place, date and hour as shall be determined by the board of directors.
Section 2.03. Special Meetings. A special meeting of the stockholders for any purposes may be called at any time by the board of directors or the chief executive officer.
Section 2.04. Notice of Annual and Special Meetings. Written notice of the annual and any special meetings of the stockholders, stating the place, date and hour of the meeting, and for special meetings the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be given to each stockholder entitled to vote at such meeting, either personally, by mail or by electronic communication, not less than ten, nor more than sixty, days before the date of the meeting.
Section 2.05. Business at Annual and Special Meetings. The business to be transacted at any annual or special meeting of stockholders (other than the nomination and election of directors, which is governed by Section 3.02) shall be limited to business which is properly brought before the meeting. For the purposes of these by-laws, “properly brought before the meeting” shall mean (i) the business which is specified in the notice of the meeting given by the board of directors, (ii) otherwise brought before the meeting by order of the board of directors or (iii) otherwise properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder. In order for business to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder, the stockholder must give written notice of such stockholder’s intent to bring a matter before the annual meeting, either by personal delivery or by United States mail, postage pre-paid, to the secretary of the corporation no later than ninety days prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual meeting. If, however, the date of the annual meeting is more than thirty days before or after such anniversary date, notice by a stockholder is timely only if delivered not less than ninety days before the annual meeting or, if later, within ten days after the first public announcement of the



date of the annual meeting. In no event shall the public announcement of an adjournment of an annual meeting commence a new time period for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described above. Furthermore, such stockholder must be a stockholder of record at the time of the meeting. Each such notice shall set forth: (a) the name and address of the stockholder providing the notice and of any beneficial owners on whose behalf the matter is proposed to be presented at the meeting; (b) the number of shares of the corporation entitled to vote at such meeting held by the stockholder or any such beneficial owner; (c) a representation that the stockholder is a holder of record of stock of the corporation at the time of giving such notice and is entitled to vote at such meeting and intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to bring such matter before the meeting; (d) a description of each item of business desired to be brought before the meeting and the reasons therefor; (e) such other information regarding the business proposed by such stockholder as would be required to be included in the proxy statement filed pursuant to the proxy rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”); (f) a representation as to the stockholder’s or any such beneficial owner’s material interest in the business being proposed; and (g) (A) the class or series (if any) and number of shares of the corporation that are beneficially owned by the stockholder or any such beneficial owner, (B) any option, warrant, convertible security, stock appreciation right, or similar right with an exercise or conversion privilege or a settlement payment or mechanism at a price related to any class or series of shares of the corporation or with a value derived in whole or in part from the value of any class or series of shares of the corporation, whether or not such instrument or right shall be subject to settlement in the underlying class or series of capital stock of the corporation or otherwise (a “Derivative Instrument”) owned beneficially by such stockholder or any such beneficial owner and any other opportunity to profit or share in any profit derived from any increase or decrease in the value of shares of the corporation, (C) any proxy, contract, arrangement, understanding, or relationship pursuant to which such stockholder or any such beneficial owner has a right to vote any shares of the corporation, (D) any short interest in any security of the corporation (for purposes of these by-laws, a person shall be deemed to have a “short interest” in a security if such person has the opportunity to profit or share in any profit derived from any decrease in the value of the subject security), (E) any rights to dividends on the shares of the corporation owned beneficially by such stockholder or any such beneficial owner that are separated or separable from the underlying shares of the corporation, (F) any proportionate interest in shares of the corporation or Derivative Instruments held, directly or indirectly, by a general or limited partnership in which such stockholder or any such beneficial owner is a general partner or, directly or indirectly, beneficially owns an interest in a general partner and (G) any performance-related fees (other than an asset-based fee) that such stockholder or any such beneficial owner is entitled to based on any increase or decrease in the value of shares of the corporation or Derivative Instruments, if any, as of the date of such notice, including without limitation any such interests held by members of such stockholder’s or any such beneficial owner’s immediate family sharing the same household (which information shall be updated by such stockholder not later than ten days after the record date for the meeting to disclose such ownership as of the record date). The presiding officer of the meeting shall refuse to acknowledge any business proposed to be brought before a meeting not made in compliance with the foregoing procedure. For purposes of this Section 2.05 and of Sections 3.02 and 3.03, “public announcement” means disclosure (i) when made in a press release reported by the Dow Jones News Service, Associated Press, or comparable national news service, (ii) when contained in a document publicly filed by the corporation with the SEC pursuant to Section 13, 14, or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or (iii) when given as the notice of the meeting pursuant to Section 2.04. Nothing in this Section 2.05 shall be deemed to affect the rights of stockholders to request inclusion of proposals in the Company’s proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act.
    Section 2.06. Quorum and Adjourned Meetings. The holders of a majority of the stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote thereat, present in person or represented by proxy, shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the stockholders for the transaction of business,
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except as otherwise provided by statute or by the Certificate of Incorporation. If, however, such quorum shall not be present or represented at any meeting of the stockholders, the presiding officer of the meeting shall have the power to adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum shall be present or represented. At such adjourned meeting, at which the quorum shall be present or represented, any business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally notified. If the adjournment is for more than thirty days, or if after the adjournment, a new record date is fixed for the adjourned meeting, a notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given to each stockholder of record entitled to vote at the meeting.
Section 2.07. Required Vote. When a quorum is present at any meeting:
(a)The vote of the holders of a majority of the stock having voting power present in person or represented by proxy shall decide any question brought before such meeting, unless the question is one upon which, by express provision of statute, the Certificate of Incorporation, or these by-laws, a different vote is required, in which case such express provisions shall govern and control the decision of such question.

(b)Subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of one or more series of Preferred Stock, voting separately by series to elect directors in accordance with the terms of such Preferred Stock, each director shall be elected by the vote of a majority of the votes cast with respect to the director at a meeting of stockholders called for such purpose. For purposes of this Section 2.07(b), “a majority of the votes cast” means that the number of votes cast “for” a director exceeds the number of votes cast “against” that director. If a nominee for director is not elected and the nominee is an incumbent director, the director shall promptly tender his or her resignation to the board of directors, subject to acceptance by the board of directors. The Governance Committee (or the committee tasked with the responsibilities of the type held by such a committee) will make a recommendation to the board of directors as to whether to accept or reject the tendered resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The board of directors will act on the Governance Committee’s recommendation, and publicly disclose its decision regarding the tendered resignation and the rationale behind the decision within 90 days from the date of the certification of the election results. The director who tenders his or her resignation will not participate in the recommendation of the Governance Committee or the decision of the board of directors with respect to his or her resignation.

(c)Notwithstanding Section 2.07(b), directors shall be elected by a plurality of the voting power present in person or represented by proxy at any such meeting for which the number of nominees (other than nominees withdrawn on or before the day preceding the date the corporation first mails its notice for such meeting to the stockholders) exceeds the number of directors to be elected.
ARTICLE III
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 3.01. General Powers. The business, property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed under the direction of the board of directors.
Section 3.02. Nomination of Directors. Only persons who are nominated in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section 3.02 or Section 3.03 are eligible for election as directors. Nominations for the election of directors may be made by the board of directors or a committee appointed by the board of directors or by any stockholder entitled to vote in the election of directors generally. Any stockholder entitled to vote in the election of directors generally may
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nominate one or more persons for election as directors at a meeting only if written notice of such stockholder’s intent to make such nomination or nominations has been given, either by personal delivery or by United States mail, postage prepaid, to the secretary of the corporation not later than (i), with respect to an election to be held at an annual meeting of stockholders, ninety days prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual meeting; provided, however, that if the date of the annual meeting is more than thirty days before or after such anniversary date, notice by a stockholder is timely if delivered not less than ninety days before the annual meeting or, if later, within ten days after the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting and (ii), with respect to the election to be held at a special meeting of stockholders for the election of directors, ninety days before the meeting or, if later, within ten days after the first public announcement of the date of the meeting. In no event shall the public announcement of an adjournment of a meeting commence a new time period for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described above. Furthermore, such stockholder must be a stockholder of record at the time of the meeting. Each such notice shall set forth (a) the name and address of the stockholder providing the notice and of any beneficial owner on whose behalf the nomination is made and of the person or persons to be nominated; (b) the number of shares of the corporation entitled to vote at such meeting held by such stockholder or any such beneficial owner; (c) a representation that such stockholder is a holder of record of stock of the corporation at the time of giving such notice and is entitled to vote at such meeting and intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to nominate the person or persons specified in the notice; (d) a description of all arrangements or understandings between the stockholder or any such beneficial owner and each nominee; (e) such other information regarding each nominee proposed by such stockholder as would be required to be included in a proxy statement filed pursuant to the proxy rules of the SEC whether or not the stockholder wishes to have the nominations and nominees included in the corporation’s proxy statement pursuant to Regulation 14A; (f) the written consent of each nominee to serve as a director of the corporation if so elected; and (g) the information called for by Section 2.05(g) with respect to such stockholder and any such beneficial owner. The presiding officer of the meeting shall refuse to acknowledge the nomination of any person not made in compliance with the foregoing procedure. Unless otherwise required by law, if any stockholder (x) provides notice pursuant to Rule 14a-19 under the Exchange Act and (y) subsequently (A) notifies the corporation that such stockholder no longer intends to solicit proxies in support of director nominees other than the corporation’s director nominees in accordance with Rule 14a-19 or (B) fails to comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-19, then such stockholder’s nominations shall be deemed null and void and the corporation shall disregard any proxies or votes solicited for any nominee proposed by such stockholder.
Section 3.03 Proxy Access for Director Nominations. (a) Inclusion of Nominee in Proxy Statement. Subject to the terms and conditions of these by-laws, whenever the board of directors solicits proxies with respect to the election of directors at an annual meeting of stockholders, the corporation shall include in its proxy materials for such annual meeting, in addition to any persons nominated for election by the board of directors or a committee thereof, the name, together with the Required Information (as defined below), of any nominee for election or reelection to the board of directors delivered pursuant to this Section 3.03 (a “Stockholder Nominee”) who satisfies the eligibility requirements herein (subject to the maximum number established pursuant to Section 3.03(k)), and who is identified in a timely and proper notice pursuant to this Section 3.03 (the “Stockholder Notice”) that is given by a stockholder on behalf of one or more stockholders or beneficial owners that:
 
 (i)expressly elect at the time of the delivery of the Stockholder Notice to have such Stockholder Nominee included in the corporation’s proxy materials for such annual meeting pursuant to this Section 3.03;
 
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 (ii)Own and have Owned (each as defined below) continuously for at least three years a number of shares that represents at least three percent (the “Required Shares”) of the outstanding shares of the corporation’s common stock (the “Common Stock”) as of (A) the date on which the Stockholder Notice is delivered to the Secretary of the corporation at the principal executive offices of the corporation and in accordance with this Section 3.03, (B) the record date for
 
determining stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting, and (C) the date of the annual meeting; and
 
 (iii)satisfy such additional requirements in these by-laws (an “Eligible Stockholder”).
(b) Eligible Stockholder. For purposes of qualifying as an Eligible Stockholder and satisfying the Ownership requirements under Section 3.03(a):
 
 (i)the outstanding shares of Common Stock Owned by one or more stockholders and beneficial owners that each stockholder and/or beneficial owner has Owned continuously for at least three years as of (A) the date on which the Stockholder Notice is delivered to the corporation in accordance with this Section 3.03, (B) the record date for determining stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting, and (C) the date of the annual meeting, may be aggregated, provided that the number of stockholders and beneficial owners whose Ownership of shares is aggregated for such purpose shall not exceed twenty and that any and all requirements and obligations for an Eligible Stockholder set forth in this Section 3.03 are satisfied by and as to each such stockholder and beneficial owner (except as noted with respect to aggregation or as otherwise provided in Section 3.03(c));
 
 (ii)For this purpose, two or more funds that are (A) under common management and investment control, (B) under common management and funded primarily by the same employer, or (C) a “group of investment companies,” as such term is defined in Section 12(d)(1)(G)(ii) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (each, a “Qualifying Fund”), shall be treated as one stockholder or beneficial owner; and
 
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 (iii)No stockholder or beneficial owner, alone or together with any of its affiliates, may be a member of more than one group constituting an Eligible Stockholder under this Section 3.03(b). If a group of stockholders aggregates Ownership of shares in order to meet the requirements under this Section 3.03(b), (A) all shares held by each stockholder constituting their contribution to the foregoing three percent threshold must have been held by that stockholder continuously for at least three years and through the date of the annual meeting, and evidence of such continuous Ownership shall be provided as specified in Section 3.03(e), (B) each provision in this Section 3.03 that requires the Eligible Stockholder to provide any written statements, representations, undertakings, agreements or other instruments or to meet any other conditions shall be deemed to require each stockholder (including each individual fund) that is a member of such group to provide such statements, representations, undertakings, agreements or other instruments and to meet such other conditions (except that the members of such group may aggregate their shareholdings in order to meet the three percent Ownership requirement of the Required Shares definition), (C) a breach of any obligation, agreement or representation under this Section 3.03 by any member of such group shall be deemed a breach by the Eligible Stockholder, and (D) such Ownership shall be determined by aggregating the lowest number of shares continuously Owned by each such stockholder during the required holding period and the Stockholder Notice must indicate, for each such stockholder, such lowest number of shares continuously owned by such stockholder during such period.
(c) Ownership. For purposes of this Section 3.03:
 
 (i)A stockholder or beneficial owner shall be deemed to “Own” only those outstanding shares of Common Stock of the corporation as to which such person possesses both (A) the full voting and investment rights pertaining to the shares and (B) the full economic interest in (including the opportunity for profit and risk of loss on) such shares; provided that the number of shares calculated in accordance with clauses (A) and (B) shall not include any shares (1) sold by such person or any of its affiliates in any transaction that has not been settled or closed, including any short sale, (2) borrowed by such person or any of its affiliates for any purposes, (3) purchased by such person or any of its affiliates pursuant to an agreement to resell, or (4) subject to any option, warrant, forward contract, swap, contract of sale, or other derivative or similar instrument or
 
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 agreement entered into by such person or any of its affiliates, whether any such instrument or agreement is to be settled with shares or with cash based on the notional amount or value of outstanding shares of Common Stock, in any such case which instrument or agreement has, or is intended to have, or if exercised would have, the purpose or effect of (x) reducing in any manner, to any extent or at any time in the future, such person’s or its affiliates’ full right to vote or direct the voting of any such shares, and/or (y) hedging, offsetting, or altering to any degree any gain or loss realized or realizable from maintaining the full economic ownership of such shares by such person or its affiliate.
 
 (ii)A stockholder or beneficial owner shall “Own” shares held in the name of a nominee or other intermediary so long as the person retains the right to instruct how the shares are voted with respect to the election of directors and possesses the full economic interest in the shares. A person’s Ownership of shares shall be deemed to continue during any period in which (A) the person has loaned such shares, provided that the person has the power to recall such loaned shares on no more than five business days’ notice and such shares are recalled prior to the final date on which the Stockholder Notice would be timely pursuant to Section 3.03(f) or (B) the person has delegated any voting power by means of a proxy, power of attorney, or other instrument or arrangement that is revocable at any time by the person.
 
 (iii)The terms “Owned,” “Owning” and other variations of the word “Own” shall have correlative meanings. Whether outstanding shares of Common Stock are “Owned” for purposes of this Section 3.03 shall be determined by the board of directors or any committee thereof, which determination shall be conclusive and binding on the corporation and its stockholders. For purposes of this Section 3.03, the term “affiliate” or “affiliates” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto under the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated under the Exchange Act.
(d) Required Information. For purposes of this Section 3.03, the “Required Information” that the corporation will include in its proxy statement is:
 
 (i)The information concerning each Stockholder Nominee and the applicable Eligible Stockholder that is required to be disclosed in the corporation’s proxy statement by the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder; and
 
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 (ii)If the Eligible Stockholder so elects, a written statement of the Eligible Stockholder, not to exceed five hundred words, in support of each Stockholder Nominee, which must be provided at the same time as the Stockholder Notice for inclusion in the corporation’s proxy statement for the annual meeting (the “Statement”); provided that only one Statement may be submitted by any Eligible Stockholder, including any group of stockholders together constituting an Eligible Stockholder.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 3.03, the corporation may omit from its proxy materials any information or Statement that it, in good faith, believes would violate any applicable law, rule, regulation or listing standard. Nothing in this Section 3.03 shall limit the corporation’s ability to solicit against and include in its proxy materials its own statements relating to any Eligible Stockholder or Stockholder Nominee.
(e) Information to be Provided by Eligible Stockholder. The Stockholder Notice shall set forth all information and representations that would be required to be set forth in a stockholder’s nomination pursuant to Section 3.02 of these by-laws, and in addition shall include:
 
 (i)
a copy of the Schedule 14N that has been or concurrently is filed with the SEC under Rule 14a-18 of the Exchange Act (as such rule may be amended);

 (ii)the written agreement of the Eligible Stockholder (in the case of a group, each stockholder or beneficial owner whose shares are aggregated for purposes of constituting an Eligible Stockholder) addressed to the corporation, setting forth the following additional agreements, representations, and warranties:
 
 (A)setting forth and certifying to the number of shares of Common Stock it Owns and has Owned continuously for at least three years as of the date of the Stockholder Notice and stating its present intention to continue to Own such shares through the annual meeting of stockholders;
 
 (B)the Eligible Stockholder’s agreement to provide written statements from the record holder and intermediaries as required under this Section 3.03 verifying the Eligible Stockholder’s continuous Ownership of the Required Shares, in each case through and as of the business day immediately preceding the date of the annual meeting;
 
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 (C)the Eligible Stockholder’s representation and warranty (1) that the Eligible Stockholder (v) acquired the Required Shares in the ordinary course of business and not with the intent or effect of changing or influencing control at the corporation, and does not presently have any such intent, (w) has not nominated and will not nominate for election to the board of directors at the annual meeting any person other than the Stockholder Nominee(s) being nominated pursuant to this Section 3.03, (x) has not engaged and will not engage in, and has not been and will not be a “participant” (as defined in Item 4 of Exchange Act Schedule 14A) in, a “solicitation” within the meaning of Rule 14a-1(l) of the Exchange Act, in support of the election of any individual as a director at the annual meeting other than its Stockholder Nominee(s) or a nominee of the board of directors, (y) has not distributed and will not distribute to any stockholder any form of proxy for the annual meeting other than the form distributed by the corporation, and (z) will Own the Required Shares through the date of the annual meeting, and (2) that the facts, statements and other information in all communications by the Eligible Stockholder with the corporation and its stockholders are and will be true and correct in all material respects and do not and will not omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and
 
 (D)the Eligible Stockholder’s agreement to (1) assume all liability stemming from any legal or regulatory violation arising out of the Eligible Stockholder’s communications with the stockholders of the corporation or out of the information that the Eligible Stockholder provided to the corporation, (2) indemnify and hold harmless the corporation and each of its directors, officers and employees individually against any liability, loss or damages in connection with any threatened or pending action, suit or proceeding, whether legal, administrative or investigative, against the corporation or any of its directors, officers or employees arising out of any nomination submitted by the Eligible Stockholder pursuant to this Section 3.03, (3) comply with all laws, rules, regulations and listing standards applicable to any solicitation in connection with the annual meeting, (4) file all materials described below in Section 3.03(g)(iii) with the SEC, regardless of whether any such filing is required under Exchange Act Regulation 14A, or whether any exemption from filing is available for such materials under Exchange Act Regulation 14A, (5) provide to the corporation immediate notice if the Eligible Stockholder ceases to Own any of the Required Shares prior to the annual meeting, and (6) provide to the corporation prior to the annual meeting such additional information as necessary or reasonably requested by the corporation; and
 
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 (iii)In the case of a nomination by a group of stockholders or beneficial owners that together is an Eligible Stockholder, the designation by all group members of one group member that is authorized to act on behalf of all such members with respect to the nomination and matters related thereto, including withdrawal of the nomination.
(f) Delivery of Stockholder Notice. To be timely under this Section 3.03, the Stockholder Notice must be delivered to the Secretary of the corporation at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than the close of business on the one hundred twentieth calendar day nor earlier than the one hundred fiftieth calendar day prior to the first anniversary of the date that the corporation distributed its proxy materials to stockholders for the previous year’s annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that the date of the annual meeting is more than thirty calendar days before or more than sixty calendar days after the anniversary date of the prior year’s annual meeting of stockholders, the Stockholder Notice will be timely if so delivered not earlier than one hundred fifty calendar days prior to such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of one hundred twenty calendar days prior to such annual meeting or the tenth calendar day following the date on which public announcement (as defined in Section 2.05) of the date of such meeting is first made by the corporation. In no event shall an adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting, or the public announcement thereof, commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of the Stockholder Notice.
(g) Undertaking by Eligible Stockholder. An Eligible Stockholder must:
 
 (i)within five business days after the date of the Stockholder Notice, provide to the corporation one or more written statements from the record holder(s) of the Required Shares and from each intermediary through which the Required Shares are or have been held, in each case during the requisite three-year holding period, specifying the number of shares that the Eligible Stockholder Owns, and has Owned continuously, in compliance with this Section 3.03;
 
 (ii)include in the Schedule 14N filed with the SEC a statement certifying that it Owns and has Owned the Required Shares in compliance with this Section 3.03;
 
 (iii)file with the SEC any solicitation or other communication by or on behalf of the Eligible Stockholder relating to the corporation’s annual meeting of stockholders, one or more of the corporation’s directors or director nominees or any Stockholder Nominee, regardless of whether any such filing is required under Exchange Act Regulation 14A or whether any exemption from filing is available for such solicitation or other communication under Exchange Act Regulation 14A; and
 
 (iv)as to any group of funds whose shares are aggregated for purposes of constituting an Eligible Stockholder, within five business days after the date of the Stockholder Notice, provide documentation reasonably satisfactory to the corporation that demonstrates that the funds satisfy Section 3.03(b).
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The information provided pursuant to this Section 3.03(g) shall be deemed part of the Stockholder Notice for purposes of this Section 3.03.
(h) Representations and Agreement of the Stockholder Nominee. Within the time period prescribed in Section 3.03(f) for delivery of the Stockholder Notice, the Eligible Stockholder must also deliver to the corporation a written representation and agreement (which shall be deemed part of the Stockholder Notice for purposes of this Section 3.03) signed by each Stockholder Nominee and representing and agreeing that such Stockholder Nominee:
 
 (i)is not and will not become a party to (A) any voting commitment that has not been disclosed to the corporation, or (B) any voting commitment that could limit or interfere with such person’s ability to comply, if elected as a director of the corporation, with such person’s fiduciary duties under applicable law;
 
 (ii)is not and will not become a party to any agreement, arrangement, or understanding with any person or entity other than the corporation with respect to any direct or indirect compensation, reimbursement, or indemnification in connection with service or action as a director that has not been disclosed to the corporation; and
 
 (iii)if elected as a director, will comply with all of the corporation’s corporate governance, conflict of interest, confidentiality, and stock ownership and trading policies and guidelines, and any other corporation policies and guidelines applicable to directors, as well as any applicable law, rule, regulation or listing requirement.
 
At the request of the corporation, the Stockholder Nominee must promptly, but in any event within five business days after such request, submit all completed and signed questionnaires required of the corporation’s directors and provide to the corporation such other information as it may reasonably request. The corporation may request such additional information (A) as necessary to permit the board of directors or any committee thereof to determine if such Stockholder Nominee is independent under the listing standards of any United States exchange upon which the Common Stock is listed, any rules of the SEC applicable to directors serving on the board of directors or any committee thereof and any publicly disclosed standards used by the board of directors in determining and disclosing the independence of the corporation’s directors (the “Applicable Independence Standards”) and otherwise to determine the eligibility of each Stockholder Nominee to serve as a director of the corporation, or (B) that could be material to a reasonable stockholder’s understanding of the independence, or lack thereof, of each Stockholder Nominee.
(i) True, Correct and Complete Information. In the event that any information or communications provided by the Eligible Stockholder or any Stockholder Nominees to the corporation or its stockholders is not, when provided, or thereafter ceases to be, true, correct and complete in all material respects (including omitting a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading), each Eligible Stockholder or Stockholder Nominee, as the case may be, shall promptly notify the corporation and provide the information that is required to make such information or communication true, correct, complete and not misleading; it being understood that providing any such notification and/or information shall not be deemed to cure any such defect or limit the corporation’s right to omit a Stockholder Nominee from its proxy materials pursuant to this
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Section 3.03. In addition, any person providing any information to the corporation pursuant to this Section 3.03 shall further update and supplement such information, if necessary, so that all such information shall be true and correct as of the record date for the annual meeting and as of the date that is ten business days prior to the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof, and such update and supplement (or a written certification that no such updates or supplements are necessary and that the information previously provided remains true and correct as of the applicable date) shall be delivered to the Secretary of the corporation at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than five business days after the later of the record date for the annual meeting and the date on which the record date is first publicly disclosed by the corporation (in the case of any update and supplement required to be made as of the record date), and not later than seven business days prior to the date of the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof (in the case of any update and supplement required to be made as of the date that is ten business days prior to the annual meeting).
(j) Disqualifications. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, if (i) the corporation receives notice (whether or not subsequently withdrawn) that a stockholder has nominated any person for election to the board of directors pursuant to the advance notice requirements for stockholder nominees for director set forth in Section 3.02 of these by-laws, (ii) an Eligible Stockholder who has nominated a Stockholder Nominee has engaged in or is currently engaged in, or has been or is a “participant” (as defined in Item 4 of Exchange Act Schedule 14A) in another person’s, “solicitation” within the meaning of Rule 14a-1(l) of the Exchange Act in support of the election of any individual as a director at the meeting other than its Stockholder Nominee(s) or a nominee of the board of directors, (iii) a Stockholder Nominee is determined not to satisfy the eligibility requirements of this Section 3.03 or any other provision of the Certificate of Incorporation, by-laws, corporate governance guidelines or other applicable regulation at any time before the annual meeting, (iv) the election of a Stockholder Nominee to the board of directors would cause the corporation to be in violation of the Certificate of Incorporation, by-laws, or any applicable state or federal law, rule, regulation or listing standard, (v) a Stockholder Nominee (A) is not independent under the Applicable Independence Standards, (B) is or has been, within the past three years, an officer or director of a competitor, as defined in Section 8 of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, as amended, (C) is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses) or has been convicted in a criminal proceeding within the past ten years, (D) is subject to any order of the type specified in Rule 506(d) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or (E) dies, becomes disabled or otherwise becomes ineligible for inclusion in the corporation’s proxy materials pursuant to this Section 3.03 or unavailable for election at the annual meeting, (vi) a Stockholder Nominee and/or the applicable Eligible Stockholder shall have breached any of its or their obligations, agreements or representations, or fails to comply with its or their obligations pursuant to this Section 3.03, including by providing information to the corporation in respect to such nomination that was untrue in any material respect or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statement made, in light of the circumstances under which it was made, not misleading, or (vii) the applicable Eligible Stockholder otherwise ceases to be an Eligible Stockholder for any reason, including but not limited to not Owning the Required Shares through the date of the applicable annual meeting of stockholders, in each case as determined by the board of directors, any committee thereof or the person presiding at the annual meeting, then (x) the corporation may omit or, to the extent feasible, remove the information concerning such Stockholder Nominee and the related Statement from its proxy materials and/or otherwise communicate to its stockholders that such Stockholder Nominee will not be eligible for election at the annual meeting, (y) the corporation shall not be required to include in its proxy materials any successor or replacement nominee proposed by the applicable Eligible Stockholder or any other Eligible Stockholder and (z) the board of directors or the person presiding at the annual meeting shall declare such nomination to be invalid and such nomination shall be disregarded notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such vote may have been received by the corporation. In addition, if the Eligible Stockholder (or
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a representative thereof) does not appear at the annual meeting to present any nomination pursuant to this Section 3.03, such nomination shall be declared invalid and disregarded as provided in clause (z) above.
(k) Maximum Number of Stockholder Nominees. The maximum number of Stockholder Nominees that may be included in the corporation’s proxy materials pursuant to this Section 3.03 with respect to a particular annual meeting shall not exceed the greater of (i) two or (ii) twenty percent of the number of directors in office as of the last day on which a Stockholder Notice may be delivered with respect to the annual meeting, or if such amount is not a whole number, the closest whole number below twenty percent; provided, however, that this number shall be reduced by:
 
 (A)any Stockholder Nominee whose name was submitted for inclusion in the corporation’s proxy materials pursuant to this Section 3.03, but either is subsequently withdrawn or that the board of directors decides to nominate as a nominee of the board of directors;
 
 (B)the number of incumbent directors who were Stockholder Nominees at any of the preceding two annual meetings (including any individual covered under clause (A) above) and whose election at the upcoming annual meeting is being recommended by the board of directors; and
 
 (C)the number of directors in office or director candidates that in either case will be included in the corporation’s proxy materials with respect to such annual meeting as an unopposed (by the corporation) nominee pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or other understanding with any stockholder or group of stockholders (other than any such agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into in connection with an acquisition of Common Stock, by such stockholder or group of stockholders, from the corporation), other than any such director referred to in this clause (C) who at the time of such annual meeting will have served as a director continuously, as a nominee of the board of directors, for at least two annual terms.
If the board of directors resolves to reduce the size of the board of directors effective on or prior to the date of the annual meeting, then the maximum number of Stockholder Nominees shall be calculated based on the number of directors in office as so reduced. In the event that the number of Stockholder Nominees submitted by Eligible Stockholders pursuant to this Section 3.03 exceeds the maximum number of Stockholder Nominees as determined under this Section 3.03, the corporation shall determine which Stockholder Nominees shall be included in the corporation’s proxy materials in accordance with the following provisions: each Eligible Stockholder (or in the case of a group, each group constituting an Eligible Stockholder) will select one Stockholder Nominee for inclusion in the corporation’s proxy materials until the maximum number is reached, going in order of the amount (largest to smallest) of shares of the corporation each Eligible Stockholder disclosed as Owned in its respective Stockholder Notice submitted to the corporation. If the maximum number is not reached after each Eligible Stockholder (or in the case of a group, each group constituting an Eligible Stockholder) has selected one Stockholder Nominee, this selection process will continue as many times as necessary, following the same order each time, until the maximum number is reached. If any such Stockholder Nominee is thereafter (1) nominated by the board of directors, (2) not included
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in the corporation’s proxy materials for any reason (including, without limitation, any determination that such Eligible Stockholder or Stockholder Nominee does not satisfy the requirements in this Section 3.03) or (3) not submitted for director election for any reason (including, without limitation, the Eligible Stockholder’s or Stockholder Nominee’s failure to comply with this Section 3.03), no other nominee or nominees shall be included in the corporation’s proxy materials or otherwise submitted for director election in substitution thereof.
 
(l) Disqualified Stockholder Nominee. Any Stockholder Nominee who is included in the corporation’s proxy materials for a particular annual meeting of stockholders but withdraws from or becomes ineligible or unavailable for election at the annual meeting for any reason, including for failure to comply with any provision of these by-laws (provided that in no event shall any such withdrawal, ineligibility or unavailability commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of a Stockholder Notice) or did not receive, after being included in the proxy materials, at least twenty-five percent of the votes cast “for” the Stockholder Nominee’s election in the prior year’s election, will be ineligible to be a Stockholder Nominee pursuant to this Section 3.03 for the next two annual meetings.
(m) Authority of the Board of Directors. The board of directors (and any other person or body authorized by the board of directors) shall have the power and authority to interpret this Section 3.03 and to make any and all determinations necessary or advisable to apply this Section 3.03 to any persons, facts or circumstances, including the power to determine (i) whether one or more stockholders or beneficial owners qualifies as an Eligible Stockholder, (ii) whether a Stockholder Notice complies with this Section 3.03 and has otherwise met the requirements of this Section 3.03, (iii) whether a Stockholder Nominee satisfies the qualifications and requirements in this Section 3.03, and (iv) whether any and all requirements of this Section 3.03 (or any other applicable requirements of these by-laws) have been satisfied. Any such interpretation or determination adopted in good faith by the board of directors (or any other person or body authorized by the board of directors) shall be binding on all persons, including the corporation and its stockholders (including any beneficial owners).
(n) Exclusive Method. This Section 3.03 shall be the exclusive method for stockholders of the corporation to include nominees for director election in the corporation’s proxy materials for an annual meeting of stockholders, other than pursuant to Rule 14a-19 under the Exchange Act to the extent applicable with respect to form of proxies.
Section 3.04. Quorum and Manner of Acting. One-half in number of the directors in office at the time, but not less than three, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting. If the number of directors in office at the time is not evenly divisible by two, any resulting fraction shall be rounded upwards to the next whole number in calculation of the quorum number. Except as otherwise required by the Certificate of Incorporation or these by-laws, the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall be required for the taking of any action by the board of directors. In the absence of a quorum at any meeting of the Board, such meeting need not be held, or a majority of the directors present thereat or, if no director is present, the secretary, may adjourn such meeting from time to time until a quorum shall be present. Notice of any adjourned meeting need not be given.
Section 3.05. Place of Meetings. The board of directors may hold meetings at such place or places within or without the State of Delaware, or by remote communication, as the board of directors may from time to time determine.
Section 3.06. Annual Meeting. The board of directors shall meet for the purpose of organization, the election of officers and the transaction of other business, as soon as practicable following each annual meeting of stockholders. Such meeting shall be called and held at the
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place and time specified in the notice or waiver of notice thereof as in the case of a special meeting of the board of directors.
Section 3.07. Regular Meeting. Regular meetings of the board of directors shall be held at such places and at such times as the board of directors shall from time to time determine. Notice of regular meetings of the board of directors need not be given.
Section 3.08. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the board of directors shall be held whenever called by the chairman of the board, the chief executive officer or any two of the directors. Notice of each such meeting shall be sent to him or her by mail, facsimile, electronic or similar means, or be delivered personally or by telephone, at least two days before the day on which the meeting is to be held. Each such notice shall state the time and place of the meeting but need not state the purposes thereof except as otherwise herein expressly provided. Notice of any such meeting need not be given to any director, however, if waived by him or her in writing or by facsimile, electronic or similar means, or by mail, whether before or after such meeting shall be held, or if he or she shall be present at such meeting; and any meeting of the board shall be a legal meeting without any notice thereof having been given if all of the directors shall be present thereat.
 
Section 3.09. Chairman of the Board. The board of directors may elect or appoint from its members a chairman of the board who shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and directors and shall have such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the board of directors.
Section 3.10. Organization. At each meeting of the board of directors, the chairman of the board, or in the absence of the chairman of the board, the chief executive officer, or in the absence of the chief executive officer, the president, or in the absence of the president, any director chosen by a majority of the directors present thereat, shall preside. The secretary, or in his or her absence an assistant secretary of the corporation, or in the absence of the secretary and all assistant secretaries, a person whom the chairman of such meeting shall appoint, shall act as secretary of such meeting and keep the minutes thereof.
Section 3.11. Order of Business. At all meetings of the board of directors business shall be transacted in the order determined by the board of directors.
Section 3.12. Action by Consent. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the board of directors or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if a written consent thereto is signed by all members of the board or of such committee, as the case may be, and such written consent is filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the board of directors or such committee.
Section 3.13. Telephone, etc. Meetings. Members of the board of directors, or any committee designated by the board of directors, may participate in a meeting of the board of directors, or committee, by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and such participation shall constitute the presence of such person at such meeting.
Section 3.14. Resignation. Any director of the corporation may resign at any time by giving written notice of his or her resignation to the chairman of the board, the chief executive officer or the secretary of the corporation. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein, or, if the time when it shall become effective shall not be specified therein, then it shall take effect when received. Except as aforesaid, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
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Section 3.15. Compensation. Each director, in consideration of his or her serving as such, shall be entitled to receive from the corporation such compensation per annum or for attendance at directors’ and committee meetings, or both, as the board of directors shall from time to time determine. The board of directors may likewise provide that the corporation shall reimburse each director or member of a committee for any expenses incurred by him or her on account to his or her attendance at any such meeting. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any director from serving the corporation in any other capacity and receiving proper compensation therefor.
Section 3.16. Indemnification of Directors and Officers. The corporation shall indemnify its directors and officers in the manner and to the extent provided in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Section 3.17. Super-Majority. Subject to Article IV of the Certificate of Incorporation, without the approval of 66-2/3% of all “Disinterested Directors” (to the extent that the application of such percentage results in a fractional number, rounded up to the nearest whole number of directors) the corporation shall not and it shall not permit any subsidiary of the corporation to:
(a) Acquire, consolidate with or merge into another person or entity, if the aggregate consideration for such transaction exceeds $50 million, except that any subsidiary may consolidate with or merge into the corporation or wholly owned subsidiary of the corporation under the provisions of Section 253 of Delaware Law (as defined in the Certificate of Incorporation).
(b) Convey, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of assets or properties of the corporation, or any of its subsidiaries, if the aggregate consideration exceeds $50 million, except that any subsidiary of the corporation may at any time, or from time to time, convey, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any of its properties and assets to the corporation or any wholly owned subsidiary of the corporation and except that the corporation may at any
time, or from time to time, convey, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any of its properties and assets to any wholly owned subsidiary of the corporation.
(c) Make any recommendation to the stockholders with respect to a pending tender offer.
(d) Issue, sell, assign, pledge or otherwise dispose of any shares of, or any securities convertible into, Common Stock of the corporation or any subsidiaries of the corporation except that:
 
 (i)the corporation may issue up to 500,000 shares of Common Stock in any one transaction or series of related transactions, for any purpose authorized by the board including acquisitions;
 
 (ii)the corporation may sell or assign to any wholly owned subsidiary of the corporation, and any subsidiary of the corporation may issue, sell, assign, pledge or otherwise dispose of to the corporation or any wholly owned subsidiary of the corporation, shares of or any warrants, rights or options to acquire any securities convertible into, stock of any subsidiary;
 
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 (iii)the corporation may issue shares in connection with stock option plans and other stock-based plans approved by the stockholders and administered by the board of directors; and
 
 (iv)any subsidiary may issue, sell, assign, pledge or otherwise dispose of any (a) shares of, or any warrants, rights or options to acquire any securities convertible into, stock of such subsidiary, or any other assets or property of such subsidiary.
(e) Increase the size of the board of directors.
(f) Agree to do any of the foregoing.
(g) Amend this Section 3.17.
For purposes of this Section 3.17, a “Disinterested Director” shall mean any director who does not have a financial interest in the outcome of such vote (other than as a stockholder of the corporation). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term Disinterested Director shall not include any director who has an interest in the outcome of the vote if such director is an employee of the corporation (“Management Director”), and (i) the transaction giving rise to the vote is an acquisition, merger or consolidation of the corporation (or any subsidiary) with or by a person or entity which is not affiliated with such Management Director (before completion of such transaction), (ii) such Management Director has not initiated discussions concerning such transaction with such person or entity and (iii) such person or entity has not, at the time of such vote, entered into management equity or employment arrangements with such Management Director; provided, however, the foregoing shall not be deemed to prohibit such Management Director from entering into customary management equity and employment arrangements after the vote to facilitate completion of such transaction.
ARTICLE IV
COMMITTEES
The board of directors may, by resolution or resolutions passed by a majority of the full board of directors, designate one or more committees, each such committee to consist of one or more directors of the corporation, which to the extent provided in said resolution or resolutions shall have and may exercise the powers of the board of directors in the management of the business and affairs of the corporation. Such committee or committees shall have such name or names as may be determined from time to time by resolution adopted by the board of directors. A majority of all the members of any such committee may determine its actions and fix the time and place of its meetings, unless the board of directors shall otherwise provide. The board of directors shall have power to change the members of any such committee at any time, to fill vacancies and to discharge any such committee, either with or without cause, at any time.

ARTICLE V
OFFICERS
Section 5.01. Number. The principal officers of the corporation shall be chosen by the board of directors and shall be a chief executive officer, a president, one or more vice presidents (the number thereof to be determined by the board of directors and one or more of whom may be
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designated as executive or senior vice presidents), a secretary and a treasurer. In addition, there may be such subordinate officers, agents and employees as may be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.03. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person. The offices of the corporation for which officers may be elected shall be set forth, from time to time, by resolution of the board of directors.
Section 5.02. Election, Qualifications and Term of Office. Each officer of the corporation, except such officers as may be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.03, shall be elected by the board of directors from time to time, and shall hold office until his or her successor shall have been duly elected and qualified, or until his or her death, or until he or she shall have resigned or shall have been removed in the manner herein provided.
Section 5.03. Other Officers. The corporation may have such other subordinate officers, agents and employees as the chief executive officer may deem necessary, including one or more assistant secretaries, one or more assistant treasurers, a controller and one or more assistant controllers, each of whom shall hold office for such period, have such authority, and perform such duties as the chief executive officer may from time to time determine.
Section 5.04. Removal. Any officer may be removed, either with or without cause, by the vote of a majority of the full board of directors or, except in case of any officer elected by the board of directors, by the chief executive officer. Such removal from office shall not affect any rights which such removed officer may have under any employment or stockholder agreement.
Section 5.05. Resignation. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the board of directors or to the chief executive officer. Any such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein or, if the time when it shall become effective shall not be specified therein, then it shall take effect when accepted by action of the board of directors. Except as aforesaid, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Section 5.06. Vacancies. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification or any other cause shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term in the manner prescribed in these by-laws for regular election or appointment to such office.
Section 5.07. Chief Executive Officer. The chief executive officer shall have general supervisory management over the business of the corporation, shall report to the board of directors, and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the board of directors are carried into effect, all subject to the general control of the board of directors.
Section 5.08. President. The president shall be responsible for the active management of the business of the corporation, shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors or the chief executive officer and shall have authority to execute such contracts and take such actions required in connection therewith. In the absence of the chief executive officer for any reason, including the failure of the board of directors to elect a chief executive officer, or in the event of the chief executive officer’s inability or refusal to act, the president or any vice president designated by the board shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the chief executive officer.
Section 5.09. Vice President. The vice president or, if there be more than one, the vice presidents, in the order determined by the board of directors (or if there is no such determination, then in the order of their election), shall, in the absence of the president for any reason, including the failure of the board of directors to elect a president or in the event of the president’s inability or refusal to act, perform the duties of the president, and, when so acting, have all the powers of, and be subject to all of the restrictions upon, the president. The vice president shall perform such
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other duties and have such other powers as the board of directors or the chief executive officer may from time to time prescribe.
Section 5.10. Secretary. The secretary shall record or cause to be recorded in books provided for the purpose the minutes of the meetings of the stockholders, the board of directors and all committees of which a secretary shall not have been appointed, shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws and as required by law; shall be custodian of all corporate records (other than financial); shall see that the books, reports, statements, certificates and all other documents and records required by law are properly kept and filed; and, in general, shall perform all duties as may, from time to time, be assigned to him or her by the board of directors or the chief executive officer.
Section 5.11. Assistant Secretary. The assistant secretary, or if there be more than one, the assistant secretaries, in the order determined by the board of directors (or if there be no such determination, then in the order of their election), shall, in the absence of the secretary for any reason, including the failure of the board of directors to elect a secretary or in the event of the secretary’s inability or refusal to act, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the secretary and perform such other duties and have such other powers as the board of directors or president may from time to time prescribe. Any assistant secretary shall have authority to attest by his or her signature to the same extent as the secretary.
Section 5.12. Treasurer. The treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the corporation, and shall deposit all such funds to the credit of the corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as shall selected in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws; shall disburse the funds of the corporation as may be ordered by the board of directors, making proper vouchers for such disbursements, and shall render to the board of directors, whenever the board may require him or her so to do, and shall present at the annual meeting of the stockholders a statement of all his or her transactions as treasurer; and, in general, shall perform all the duties incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the board of directors or the chief executive officer.
Section 5.13. Assistant Treasurer. The assistant treasurer, or if there be more than one, the assistant treasurers, in the order determined by the board of directors (or if there be no such determination, then in the order of their election), shall, in the absence of the treasurer, for any reason, including the failure of the board of directors to elect a treasurer, or the treasurer’s inability or refusal to act, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the treasurer, and perform such other duties and have such other powers as the board of directors and president may from time to time prescribe.
Section 5.14 Compensation. The compensation of the officers shall be fixed from time to time by or in the manner prescribed by the board of directors, and none of such officers shall be prevented from receiving compensation by reason of the fact that he or she is also a director of the corporation. The application of this Section 5.14 shall not affect the right any officer may have regarding compensation under an employment agreement.
ARTICLE VI
AMENDMENTS
Subject to the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation, these by-laws may be altered, amended or repealed at any regular meeting of the stockholders (or at any special meeting thereof duly called for that purpose) (i) except for Section 3.17, by a majority vote of the shares
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represented and entitled to vote at such meeting and (ii) in the case of Section 3.17, by the affirmative vote of 66-2/3% of all of the shares outstanding. Subject to the Delaware Law, the Certificate of Incorporation and the provisions of Section 3.17 hereof, the board of directors may by a majority vote of all directors amend these by-laws, or enact such other by-laws as in their judgment may be advisable for the regulation of the conduct of the affairs of the corporation.

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EX-10.1 3 exhibit101-amendmenttocred.htm EX-10.1 Document
Exhibit 10. 1

FOURTH OMNIBUS AMENDMENT

THIS FOURTH OMNIBUS AMENDMENT (this “Amendment”) is made as of November 21, 2022 (the “Amendment Effective Date”) by and among C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors (as defined below), the lenders listed on the signature pages hereto (the “Lenders”) and U.S. Bank National Association, as LC Issuer (in such capacity, the “LC Issuer”), Swing Line Lender (in such capacity, the “Swing Line Lender”) and Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), under (i) that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of October 29, 2012 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, including by this Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrower, the Lenders, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, and (ii) that certain Guaranty, dated as of October 29, 2012 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, including by this Amendment, the “Guaranty”), by and among the Subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto from time to time (the “Guarantors”) in favor of the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement.

WHEREAS, the Borrower and the Guarantors have requested that the Lenders, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent agree to make certain modifications to the Credit Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent have so agreed on the terms and conditions set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, the terms and conditions contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent hereby agree as follows.
ARTICLE I – AMENDMENTS
1.1.Amendments to Credit Agreement. Effective as of the Amendment Effective Date but subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Article III below, the Credit Agreement (including the Schedules thereto and Exhibit D thereto, but excluding all other Exhibits thereto, which shall remain in the most-recent form delivered) is hereby amended as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto.
1.2.Amendments to Guaranty. Effective as of the Amendment Effective Date but subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Article III below, the Guaranty is hereby amended by changing all references to “$75,000,000” in Section 1(c) thereof to “$125,000,000”.
1.3.Amendment Generally. This Amendment shall constitute a Loan Document.


ARTICLE II- REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Borrower and each of the Guarantors hereby represent and warrant as follows:
2.1.This Amendment and the Credit Agreement (in the case of the Borrower) and Guaranty (in the case of the Guarantors), in each case as amended hereby, constitute legal, valid



and binding obligations of the Borrower and each of the Guarantors and are enforceable against the Borrower and each of the Guarantors in accordance with their terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally or by general principles of equity.
2.2.As of the date hereof and after giving effect to the terms of this Amendment, (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) the representations and warranties of the Borrower set forth in Article V of the Credit Agreement and each of the Guarantors set forth in the Guaranty, in each case as amended hereby, are true and correct in all material respects, except to the extent any such representation or warranty is stated to relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty was true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date.
ARTICLE III- CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
This Amendment shall become effective on the Amendment Effective Date, provided, however, that the effectiveness of this Amendment is subject to the satisfaction of each of the following conditions precedent:

3.1.The Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this Amendment duly executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Lenders.
3.2.The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, signed by an Authorized Officer on behalf of the Borrower, (i) stating that as of the date hereof and after giving effect to the terms of this Amendment, (A) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (B) the representations and warranties of the Borrower set forth in Article V of the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby, are true and correct in all material respects, except to the extent any such representation or warranty is stated to relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty was true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date and (ii) attaching a certified copy of the Senior Note Purchase Agreement as in effect on the Amendment Effective Date.
3.3.The Administrative Agent shall have received certificates of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of each Loan Party certifying (i) that there have been no changes in the charter document of such Loan Party since the Effective Date, (ii) that there have been no changes in the by-laws or other organizational document of such Loan Party since the Effective Date except, in the case of the Borrower, as attached to the certificate of the Secretary of the Borrower, (iii) resolutions issued by its Board of Directors or other governing body authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment, (iv) the Good Standing Certificate (or analogous documentation if applicable) for such Loan Party from the Secretary of State (or analogous governmental entity) of the jurisdiction of its organization, to the extent generally available in such jurisdiction and (v) the names and true signatures of the incumbent officers of each Loan Party authorized to sign the Amendment.
3.4.The Administrative Agent shall have received, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to it, an opinion of Borrower’s counsel.
3.5.There shall not have occurred a material adverse change in the business, Property, financial condition or results of operations the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, since December 31, 2021.
3.6.The Administrative Agent shall have received evidence of all governmental, equity holder and third party consents and approvals necessary in connection with the
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contemplated financing and all such consents and approvals shall be in full force and effect and all applicable waiting periods shall have expired without any action being taken by any authority that would be reasonably likely to restrain, prevent or impose any material adverse conditions on the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and no law or regulation shall be applicable which in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent could have such effect.
3.7.Upon the reasonable request of any Lender made at least ten days prior to the Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower shall have provided to such Lender the documentation and other information so requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act, in each case at least five days prior to the Amendment Effective Date.
3.8.At least five (5) days prior to the Amendment Effective Date, if the Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation (as defined in the Credit Agreement), the Borrower shall have delivered a Beneficial Ownership Certification (as defined in the Credit Agreement) in relation to the Borrower.
3.9.The Administrative Agent, on behalf of each of the Lenders with Commitments immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, shall receive upfront fees equal to the sum of:
(1)0.095% multiplied by such Lender’s Existing Commitment plus
(2)to the extent such Lender’s New Commitment exceeds its Existing Commitment, 0.115% multiplied by the amount of such excess.
For purposes hereof, “Existing Commitment” means, for each Lender with a Commitment immediately prior to the Amendment Effective Date, the lesser of such Lender’s Commitment immediately before giving effect to this Amendment and such Lender’s Commitment immediately after giving effect to this Amendment. “New Commitment” means each Lender’s Commitment immediately after giving effect to this Amendment (whether or not it held a Commitment under the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Amendment Effective Date).
ARTICLE IV – RELEASE
In further consideration of the execution by the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Lenders of this Amendment, the Borrower, on behalf of itself and each of its affiliates, and all of the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Releasors”), hereby completely, voluntarily, knowingly, and unconditionally releases and forever discharges the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender, the Lenders, each of their advisors, professionals and employees, each affiliate of the foregoing and all of their respective successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all claims, actions, suits, and other liabilities, including, without limitation, any so-called “lender liability” claims or defenses, whether arising in law or in equity, which any of the Releasors ever had, now has or hereinafter can, shall or may have against any of the Releasees for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever from time to time occurred on or prior to the date hereof, in any way concerning, relating to, or arising from the Credit Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents. The Releasors hereby acknowledge that they have been advised by legal counsel of the meaning and consequences of this release.
ARTICLE V- GENERAL
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5.1.Reaffirmation. Each Guarantor hereby ratifies and reaffirms all of its payment and performance obligations, contingent or otherwise, under the Guaranty and each other Loan Document executed by such Guarantor.
5.2.Expenses. The Borrower agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent upon demand for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent, including, without limitation, reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of outside counsel to the Administrative Agent, incurred in connection with preparation, negotiation and execution of this Amendment and any other document required to be furnished herewith.
5.3.Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy or electronically shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment. The electronic signature provisions of Section 14.2 of the Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference and apply hereto.
5.4.Severability. Any provision in this Amendment that is held to be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid without affecting the remaining provisions in that jurisdiction or the operation, enforceability, or validity of that provision in any other jurisdiction, and to this end the provisions of this Amendment are declared to be severable.
5.5.Governing Law. This Amendment shall be construed in accordance with the internal laws (without regard to the conflict of law provisions) of the State of New York, but giving effect to federal laws applicable to national banks.
5.6.Successors; Enforceability. The terms and provisions of this Amendment shall be binding upon the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Lenders and their respective successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Lenders and their respective successors and assigns.
5.7.Reference to and Effect on the Credit Agreement and the Guaranty.
a.Upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, on and after the date hereof, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement,” “hereunder,” “hereof,” “herein” or words of like import shall mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement, as amended and modified hereby.
b.Except as specifically amended above, the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty and all other documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith (including, without limitation, all of the Loan Documents) shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed.
c.The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty or any other documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith.
5.8.Headings. Section headings in this Amendment are for convenience of reference only, and shall not govern the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Amendment
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5.9.New Lender; Departing Lenders.
a.New Lender. By its execution hereof, BNP Paribas is becoming a party to this Amendment and the Credit Agreement as a Lender (a “New Lender”). The New Lender agrees that it constitutes a Lender under this Amendment and the other Loan Documents and shall be bound by the provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. The Commitments of the New Lender appear in Schedule 1 hereto. The New Lender acknowledges and agrees that it has received a copy of this Amendment and the Credit Agreement, together with copies of financial statements and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Amendment and to become a Lender, which analysis and decision has been made independently of and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender. The New Lender confirms it will, independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent, or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under this Amendment, the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents, and it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender.
b.Departing Lender. Each of MUFG Bank, Ltd. and The Northern Trust Company agrees that it shall no longer constitute a Lender under the Credit Agreement as of the Amendment Effective Date (each, a “Departing Lender”). Upon executing and delivering a signature page hereto that identifies it as a Departing Lender, each of MUFG Bank, Ltd. and The Northern Trust Company shall constitute a Departing Lender as of the Amendment Effective Date. No Departing Lender shall have a Commitment on and after the Amendment Effective Date. Each Departing Lender shall cease to be a party to the Credit Agreement as of the Amendment Effective Date, with no rights, duties or obligations thereunder. All amounts owing to the Departing Lenders shall be paid by the Borrower on or prior to the Amendment Effective Date. The consent of the Departing Lenders is not required to give effect to the changes contemplated by this Amendment. The Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to take such steps under the Credit Agreement as reasonably required to give effect to the departure of each Departing Lender, including, without limitation, reallocating outstanding obligations among the remaining Lenders ratably based on their Commitments. The Borrower and each Lender agrees with and consents to the foregoing.

(signature pages follow)
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    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be executed by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized as of the date first written above.



C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC., as the Borrower


By: /s/ Brent C. Schoenrock
Name: Brent C. Schoenrock
Title: Treasurer

Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment



C.H. ROBINSON COMPANY, LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Brent C. Schoenrock
Name: Brent C. Schoenrock
Title: Treasurer
C.H. ROBINSON COMPANY, INC., as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Brent C. Schoenrock
Name: Brent C. Schoenrock
Title: Treasurer
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as a Lender and as LC Issuer, Swing Line Lender and Administrative Agent
By: /s/ Eric M. Herm
Name: Eric M. Herm
Title: Assistant Vice President






Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender
By: /s/ Jonathan D. Beck
Name: Jonathan D. Beck
Title: Director
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment





BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By: /s/ Seth Michael
Name: Seth Michael
Title: Vice President
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By: /s/ Sean Bodkin
Name: Sean Bodkin
Title: Vice President
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment



BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, as a Lender
By: /s/ Jonathan M. Phillips
Name: Jonathan M. Phillips
Title: Senior Vice President

Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




MORGAN STANLEY BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By: /s/ Michael King
Name: Michael King
Title: Authorized Signatory
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




MUFG BANK, LTD., formerly known as the Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as a Departing Lender
By: /s/ Vic Pierzchalski
Name: Vic Pierzchalski
Title: Managing Director

Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




HSBC BANK USA, N.A., as a Lender
By: /s/ Kyle Patterson
Name: Kyle Patterson
Title: Senior Vice President
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment





PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender
By: /s/ Matthew Schmaling
Name: Matthew Schmaling
Title: Managing Director
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment




THE NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, as a Departing Lender
By: /s/ Jack Stibich
Name: Jack Stibich
Title: Officer

Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment





BNP PARIBAS, as a Lender and a New Lender
By: /s/ Christopher Sked
Name: Christopher Sked
Title: Managing Director
By: /s/ Valentin Detry
Name: Valentin Detry
Title:Vice President
Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment


Exhibit 10.1
EXHIBIT A
Credit Agreement (including the Schedule thereto and Exhibit D thereto), as amended

Attached


Signature Page to
C.H. Robinson
Fourth Omnibus Amendment



Deal CUSIP 12543AAA4
Revolving Loan CUSIP 12543AAB2
CREDIT AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF OCTOBER 29, 2012,
AS AMENDED BY THAT CERTAIN OMNIBUS AMENDMENT,
DATED AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2014,
THAT CERTAIN SECOND OMNIBUS AMENDMENT,
DATED AS OF OCTOBER 24, 2018,
THAT CERTAIN THIRD OMNIBUS AMENDMENT,
DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 19, 2021
AND
THAT CERTAIN FOURTH OMNIBUS AMENDMENT,
DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 21, 2022
AMONG
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC.,
THE LENDERS,
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., BNP PARIBAS, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS CO-SYNDICATION AGENTS
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., HSBC BANK USA, N.A. AND PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS CO-DOCUMENTATION AGENTS
AND
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A., BNP PARIBAS, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
AND
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
AS JOINT LEAD ARRANGERS AND JOINT BOOK RUNNERS1
1 Titles as of Fourth Amendment Effective Date.




Table of Contents

Page
ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS
ARTICLE II
THE CREDITS
2.1.
Commitment
2.2.
Determination of Dollar Amounts; Required Payments; Termination
2.3.
Ratable Loans; Types of Advances
2.4.
Swing Line Loans
2.5.
Commitment Fee
2.6.
Minimum Amount of Each Advance
2.7.
Reductions in Aggregate Commitment; Optional Principal Payments
2.8.
Method of Selecting Types and Interest Periods for New Advances
2.9.
Conversion and Continuation of Outstanding Advances; Maximum Number of Interest Periods
2.10.
Interest Rates
2.11.
Rates Applicable After Event of Default
2.12.
Method of Payment
2.13.
Notes; Evidence of Indebtedness
2.14.
Telephonic Notices
2.15.
Interest Payment Dates; Interest and Fee Basis
2.16.
Notification of Advances, Interest Rates, Prepayments and Commitment Reductions
2.17.
Lending Installations
2.18.
Non-Receipt of Funds by the Administrative Agent
2.19.
Facility LCs
2.20.
Replacement of Lender
2.21.
Limitation of Interest
2.22.
Defaulting Lenders
2.23.
Judgment Currency
2.24.
Increase Option
2.25.
Market Disruption
2.26.
Extension Option
ARTICLE III
YIELD PROTECTION; TAXES
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3.1.
Yield Protection
3.2.
Changes in Capital Adequacy Regulations
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3.3.
Availability of Types of Advances; Adequacy of Interest Rate; Inability to Determine Rates
3.4.
Funding Indemnification
3.5.
Taxes
3.6.
Selection of Lending Installation; Mitigation Obligations; Lender Statements; Survival of Indemnity
3.7.
Illegality
ARTICLE IV
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
4.1.
Initial Credit Extension
4.2.
Each Credit Extension
ARTICLE V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.1.
Existence and Standing
5.2.
Authorization and Validity
5.3.
No Conflict; Government Consent
5.4.
Financial Statements
5.5.
Material Adverse Change
5.6.
Taxes
5.7.
Litigation
5.8.
Subsidiaries
5.9.
ERISA
5.10.
Accuracy of Information
5.11.
Regulation U
5.12.
Compliance With Laws
5.13.
Ownership of Properties
5.14.
Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions
5.15.
Environmental Matters
5.16.
Investment Company Act
5.17.
Insurance
5.18.
No Default
5.19.
Anti-Corruption Laws; Sanctions; Anti-Terrorism Laws
5.20.
Affected Financial Institution
ARTICLE VI
COVENANTS
6.1.
Financial Reporting
6.2.
Use of Proceeds
6.3.
Notice of Material Events
6.4.
Conduct of Business
6.5.
Taxes
6.6.
Insurance
6.7.
Compliance with Laws
6.8.
Maintenance of Properties
6.9.
Books and Records; Inspection
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6.10.
Merger
6.11.
Sale of Assets
6.12.
Investments
6.13.
[Reserved]
6.14.
Liens
6.15.
Financial Covenants
6.16.
Further Assurances
6.17.
PATRIOT Act Compliance
ARTICLE VII
DEFAULTS
ARTICLE VIII
ACCELERATION, WAIVERS, AMENDMENTS AND REMEDIES
8.1.
Acceleration; Remedies
8.2.
Application of Funds
8.3.
Amendments
8.4.
Preservation of Rights
ARTICLE IX
9.1.
Survival of Representations
9.2.
Governmental Regulation
9.3.
Headings
9.4.
Entire Agreement
9.5.
Several Obligations; Benefits of this Agreement
9.6.
Expenses; Indemnification
9.7.
Additional Eligible Currencies; Daily Simple SOFR
9.8.
Accounting
9.9.
Severability of Provisions
9.10.
Nonliability of Lenders
9.11.
Confidentiality
9.12.
Nonreliance
9.13.
Disclosure
9.14.
USA PATRIOT ACT NOTIFICATION
9.15.
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions
9.16.
Divisions
9.17.
Term SOFR Notifications
9.18.
Erroneous Payments
9.19.
Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs
ARTICLE IX
THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
10.1.
Appointment; Nature of Relationship
10.2.
Powers
10.3.
General Immunity
10.4.
No Responsibility for Loans, Recitals, etc
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10.5.
Action on Instructions of Lenders
10.6.
Employment of Administrative Agents and Counsel
10.7.
Reliance on Documents; Counsel
10.8.
Administrative Agent’s Reimbursement and Indemnification
10.9.
Notice of Event of Default
10.10.
Rights as a Lender
10.11.
Lender Credit Decision, Legal Representation
10.12.
Successor Administrative Agent
10.13.
Administrative Agent’s and Arrangers’ Fees
10.14.
Delegation to Affiliates
10.15.
Documentation Agents, Syndication Agents, etc
10.16.
No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility
10.17.
Certain ERISA Matters
ARTICLE XI
SETOFF; RATABLE PAYMENTS
11.1.
Setoff
11.2.
Ratable Payments
ARTICLE XII
BENEFIT OF AGREEMENT; ASSIGNMENTS; PARTICIPATIONS
12.1.
Successors and Assigns
12.2.
Participations
12.3.
Assignments
ARTICLE XIII
NOTICES
13.1.
Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication.
ARTICLE XIV
COUNTERPARTS; INTEGRATION; EFFECTIVENESS; ELECTRONIC EXECUTION; ELECTRONIC RECORDS
14.1.
Counterparts; Effectiveness
14.2.
Electronic Execution
14.3.
Electronic Records
ARTICLE XV
CHOICE OF LAW; CONSENT TO JURISDICTION; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL
15.1.
CHOICE OF LAW
15.2.
CONSENT TO JURISDICTION
15.3.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL


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SCHEDULES
PRICING SCHEDULE
SCHEDULE 1 – Commitments*
SCHEDULE 5.8 – Subsidiaries*
SCHEDULE 5.13 – Properties*
SCHEDULE 6.12 – Investments*
SCHEDULE 6.14 – Liens*
EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT A – Form of Opinion
EXHIBIT B – Form of Compliance Certificate
EXHIBIT C – Form of Assignment and Assumption Agreement
EXHIBIT D – Form of Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice*
EXHIBIT E – Form of Note
EXHIBIT F – Form of Increasing Lender Supplement
EXHIBIT G – Form of Augmenting Lender Supplement
EXHIBIT H – List of Closing Documents

























*These schedules and exhibits have been omitted. The registrant agrees to furnish these schedules and exhibits to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.
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CREDIT AGREEMENT
This Credit Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated as of October 29, 2012, as amended by that certain Omnibus Amendment dated as of December 31, 2014, that certain Second Omnibus Amendment dated as of October 24, 2018, that certain Third Omnibus Amendment dated as of November 19, 2021, and that certain Fourth Omnibus Amendment dated as of November 21, 2022, is among C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC., the Lenders and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as LC Issuer, Swing Line Lender and Administrative Agent. The parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS
As used in this Agreement:
“Acquisition” means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, consummated on or after the date of this Agreement, by which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (i) acquires any going-concern business or all or substantially all of the assets of any firm, corporation or limited liability company, or division thereof, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise or (ii) directly or indirectly acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) at least a majority (in number of votes) of the securities of a corporation which have ordinary voting power for the election of directors (other than securities having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) or a majority (by percentage or voting power) of the outstanding ownership interests of a partnership or limited liability company.
“Adjusted Daily Simple RFR” means, with respect to any Advance denominated in Sterling, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Daily Simple RFR for Sterling plus (b) 0.0326%; provided that if the Adjusted Daily Simple RFR as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for purposes of this Agreement.
“Adjusted EURIBOR Rate” means, with respect to any Advance denominated in Euros for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a)  the EURIBOR Screen Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate; provided that if the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for purposes of this Agreement.
“Adjusted Other Interest Rate” means, with respect to any Advance denominated in an Agreed Currency other than Dollars, Euros or Sterling, an interest rate per annum equal to the Other Basic Interest Rate corresponding with such Agreed Currency and, if applicable, the Interest Period therefor multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate therefor, if applicable, plus (c) any credit spread or similar adjustment applicable thereto; provided, that if the Adjusted Other Interest Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for purposes of this Agreement.
“Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate” means, with respect to any Term SOFR Advance, Term SOFR Loan or Swing Line Loan accruing interest at the Term SOFR Rate, in each case for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to the greater of (a) zero and (b) the sum of (i) the Term SOFR Screen Rate for such Interest Period, plus (ii) the SOFR Adjustment.
“Administrative Agent” means U.S. Bank in its capacity as contractual representative of the Lenders pursuant to Article X, and not in its individual capacity as a Lender, and any successor Administrative Agent appointed pursuant to Article X.
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“Advance” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Loans of the same Type, in the same currency, and, in the case of Term SOFR Loans, EURIBOR Loans and applicable Other Interest Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period, made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.1. The term “Advance” shall include Swing Line Loans unless otherwise expressly provided.
“Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
“Affected Lender” is defined in Section 2.20.
“Affiliate” of any Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with such Person, including, without limitation, such Person’s Subsidiaries. A Person shall be deemed to control another Person if the controlling Person owns 10% or more of any class of Equity Interests of the controlled Person or possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of the controlled Person, whether through ownership of Equity Interests, by contract or otherwise.
“Aggregate Commitment” means the aggregate of the Commitments of all the Lenders, as reduced from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Aggregate Commitment is $1,000,000,000.
“Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate of the Outstanding Credit Exposure of all the Lenders.
“Agreed Currencies” means (i) Dollars, (ii) so long as such currencies remain Eligible Currencies, British Pounds Sterling and Euro, and (iii) any other Eligible Currency which the Borrower requests the Administrative Agent to include as an Agreed Currency hereunder and which is acceptable to all of the Lenders; provided, that any such other Eligible Currency also shall be subject to the requirements of Section 9.7.
“Agreement” means this Credit Agreement, as it may be amended or modified and in effect from time to time.
“Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate of interest per annum equal to the highest of (a) 0.0%, (b) the Prime Rate for such day, (c) the sum of the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day plus 0.50% per annum and (d) the Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate (without giving effect to the Applicable Margin) for a one-month Interest Period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day or if the Term SOFR Screen Rate for such Business Day is not published due to a holiday or other circumstance that the Administrative Agent deems in its sole discretion to be temporary, the immediately preceding Business Day) for Dollars plus 1.00%. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate, or the Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate shall be effective from the effective date of such change. If the Alternate Base Rate is being used when Term SOFR Advances are unavailable pursuant to Section 2.11 or 3.3, then the Alternate Base Rate shall be the highest of clauses (a), (b) and (c) above, without reference to clause (d) above.
“Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery, money laundering, or corruption, including, without limitation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.
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“Applicable Fee Rate” means, at any time, the percentage rate per annum, determined by reference to the Credit Ratings from S&P and Moody’s, at which commitment fees are accruing on the Available Aggregate Commitment at such time as set forth in the Pricing Schedule.
“Applicable Margin” means, with respect to Advances of any Type at any time, the percentage rate per annum, determined by reference to the Credit Ratings from S&P and Moody’s, which is applicable at such time with respect to Advances of such Type as set forth in the Pricing Schedule.
“Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
“Arrangers” means U.S. Bank, BMO Harris Bank, N.A., BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and their respective successors, in their capacities as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners.
“Article” means an article of this Agreement unless another document is specifically referenced.
“Article VII Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which, as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.1, contributed greater than 5% of the Borrower’s Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters ended on such date or of the Borrower’s consolidated total assets as of such date; provided, however, that if more than three non-Article VII Subsidiaries are subject to events, occurrences or actions covered by Article VII, then, notwithstanding any Subsidiary’s portion of Consolidated EBITDA or total assets, all Subsidiaries shall constitute Article VII Subsidiaries and all Subsidiaries shall be subject to the Events of Default set forth in Article VII.
“Augmenting Lender” is defined in Section 2.24.
“Authorized Officer” means any of the executive officers or the treasurer of the Borrower, acting singly; provided, however, that (i) with respect to certifications under Sections 6.1(b) and 6.1(c), Authorized Officer means the chief financial officer or the treasurer of the Borrower, and (ii) with respect to confirmations of telephonic notices of borrowing under Section 2.14, Authorized Officer means the chief financial officer, the treasurer, the tax manager, the bank manager or any tax accountant of the Borrower.
“Available Aggregate Commitment” means, at any time, the Aggregate Commitment then in effect minus the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure at such time.
“Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Agreed Currency, (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, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member
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Country from time to time that 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 rate per annum equal to (i) the Alternate Base Rate for such day plus (ii) the Applicable Margin, in each case changing when and as the Alternate Base Rate or the Applicable Margin changes.
“Base Rate Advance” means an Advance which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.11, bears interest at the Base Rate.
“Base Rate Loan” means a Loan which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.11, bears interest at the Base Rate.
“Benchmark” means, initially, with respect to any Loan in any Agreed Currency, the applicable Relevant Rate for such Agreed Currency; provided that if a replacement of a Benchmark has occurred pursuant to Section 3.3, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement therefor to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has become effective pursuant to Section 3.3.
“Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date; provided, that in the case of any Loan denominated in an Agreed Currency other than Dollars (or Dollars if clause (1) is unavailable), “Benchmark Replacement” means the alternative set forth in clause (2) below:
(1)Daily Simple SOFR plus the SOFR Adjustment; or
(2)the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for the then-current Benchmark for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Currency at such time in the United States of America and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1) or (2) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
“Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement pursuant to clause (2) thereof for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with
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the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Currency at such time.
“Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including, without limitation, changes to the definitions of “Advance”, “Term SOFR Advance,” the definition of “Alternate Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definitions of “Term SOFR Loan”, the definition of “Base Rate Loan”, 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, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent 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 decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent 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 Replacement Date” means, with respect to any Benchmark, the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(1)in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); and
(2)in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date on which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be no longer representative; provided, that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication referenced in such clause (3) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.
For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
“Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
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(1)    a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

(2)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Term SOFR Administrator, the central bank for the Agreed Currency applicable to such Benchmark, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), in each case which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(3)    a public statement or publication of information by any of the entities referenced in clause (2) above announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer, or as of a specified future date will no longer be, representative.

For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
“Benchmark Unavailability Period” means the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clauses (1) or (2) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark in accordance with Section 3.3, and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark in accordance with Section 3.3.
“Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
“Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
“Borrower” means C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its successors and assigns.
“Borrowing Date” means a date on which an Advance is made or a Facility LC is issued hereunder.
“Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice” is defined in Section 2.8.
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“British Pounds Sterling”, “Sterling” or “£” means the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.
“Business Day” means a day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks generally are open in New York City, New York for the conduct of substantially all of their commercial lending activities and interbank wire transfers can be made on the Fedwire system; provided that, (i) when used in connection with SOFR or the Term SOFR Screen Rate, Business Day excludes any day on which the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) recommends that the fixed income departments of its members be closed for the entire day for purposes of trading in United States government securities; (ii) in relation to Loans denominated in Euros and the calculation or computation of the EURIBOR Screen Rate, Business Day shall include any day which is a TARGET Day; (iii) in relation to RFR Loans and any interest rate settings, fundings, disbursements, settlements or payments of any such RFR Loan, or any other dealings in the applicable Agreed Currency of such RFR Loan, Business Day shall include any such day that is only a RFR Business Day and (iv) in relation to Loans denominated in Agreed Currencies other than Dollars, euro and Sterling, Business Day shall include or exclude such other days as determined by the Administrative Agent (in consultation with the Borrower) in accordance with market conventions for the applicable Agreed Currency.
“Capitalized Lease” of a Person means any lease of Property by such Person as lessee which would be required to be listed as a finance lease on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP.
“Capitalized Lease Obligations” of a Person means the amount of the obligations of such Person under Capitalized Leases which would be shown as a liability on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP.
“Cash Collateralize” means to deposit in the Facility LC Collateral Account or to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the LC Issuer or Lenders, as collateral for LC Obligations or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of LC Obligations, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and the LC Issuer shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the LC Issuer. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
“Cash Equivalent Investments” means (i) short-term obligations of, or fully guaranteed by, the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality of the United States of America (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support of such obligations), (ii) short-term obligations issued by any state of the United States of America or any political subdivision thereof having one of the two highest ratings categories obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P, (iii) commercial paper rated A-1 or better by S&P or P-1 or better by Moody’s, (iv) demand deposit accounts maintained in the ordinary course of business or as part of or incidental to the provision of transitional services to a purchaser of Property in connection with a disposition of such Property permitted by this Agreement, (v) certificates of deposit issued by and time deposits with commercial banks (whether domestic or foreign) having capital and surplus in excess of $500,000,000, and (vi) investment funds at least 95% of the assets of which constitute cash or Cash Equivalent Investments of the kinds described in clauses (i) through (v) of this definition; provided in each case, to the extent applicable, that the same provides for payment of both principal and interest (and not principal alone or interest alone) and is not subject to any contingency regarding the payment of principal or interest.
“Cash Management Services” means any banking services that are provided to the Borrower or any Subsidiary by the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or any other Lender or
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any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, including without limitation: (a) credit cards, (b) credit card processing services, (c) debit cards, (d) purchase cards, (e) stored value cards, (f) automated clearing house or wire transfer services, or (g) treasury management, including controlled disbursement, consolidated account, lockbox, overdraft, return items, sweep and interstate depository network services.
“Change in Control” means (i) the acquisition by any Person, or two or more Persons acting in concert, of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) of 30% or more of the outstanding shares of voting stock of the Borrower on a fully diluted basis; or (ii) if, within any twelve-month period, individuals who at the beginning of such period were directors of the Borrower (together with any new directors whose election by the board of directors of the Borrower or whose nomination for election by the stockholders of the Borrower was approved by a vote of the majority of the directors then in office who either were directors at the beginning of such period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved) shall cease to constitute at least a majority of the board of directors of the Borrower.
“Change in Law” means the adoption after the date of this Agreement (or, in the case of Section 3.7, after the Second Amendment Effective Date) of, or change after the date of this Agreement (or, in the case of Section 3.7, after the Second Amendment Effective Date) in, any law, governmental or quasi-governmental rule, regulation, policy, guideline, interpretation, or directive (whether or not having the force of law) or in the interpretation, promulgation, implementation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority or quasi-Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency charged with the interpretation or administration thereof, including, notwithstanding the foregoing, all requests, rules, guidelines or directives (x) in connection with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act or (y) promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Regulations and Supervisory Practices (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States financial regulatory authorities pursuant to Basel III, in each case of clauses (x) and (y), regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued, promulgated or implemented, or compliance by any Lender or applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any such authority, central bank or comparable agency made or issued after the date of this Agreement (or, in the case of Section 3.7, after the Second Amendment Effective Date).
“Co-Documentation Agent” means each of Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and PNC Bank, National Association, each together with its successors and assigns.
“Co-Syndication Agent” means BMO Harris Bank, N.A., BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, each together with its successors and assigns
“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, reformed or otherwise modified from time to time.
“Collateral Shortfall Amount” is defined in Section 8.1(a).
“Commitment” means, for each Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Loans to, and participate in Facility LCs issued upon the application of, the Borrower and in Swing Line Loans, in an amount not exceeding the amount set forth in Schedule 1, as it may be modified (i) pursuant to Section 2.7, (ii) as a result of any assignment that has become effective pursuant to Section 12.3(c) or (iii) otherwise from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof.
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“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.
“Consolidated EBITDA” means Consolidated Net Income plus, to the extent deducted from revenues in determining Consolidated Net Income and without duplication, (i) Consolidated Interest Expense, (ii) expense for taxes paid in cash or accrued, (iii) depreciation, (iv) amortization, (v) unusual or non-recurring non-cash expenses, charges or losses incurred other than in the ordinary course of business and (vi) non-cash expenses related to stock based compensation, minus, to the extent included in Consolidated Net Income, (1) unusual or non-recurring income or gains realized other than in the ordinary course of business, (2) interest income, (3) income tax credits and refunds (to the extent not netted from tax expense), (4) any cash payments made during such period in respect of items described in clauses (v) or (vi) above subsequent to the fiscal quarter in which the relevant non-cash expenses, charges or losses were incurred, all calculated for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis. For the purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters (each, a “Reference Period”), (i) if at any time during such Reference Period the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have made any Material Disposition, the Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if positive) attributable to the property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period, and (ii) if during such Reference Period the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have made a Material Acquisition, Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto on a basis approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable credit judgment as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.
“Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means at any time the aggregate Dollar Amount of Consolidated Indebtedness minus Net Mark-to-Market Exposure under Rate Management Transactions and other Financial Contracts and the undrawn face amount of commercial Letters of Credit.
“Consolidated Indebtedness” means at any time the Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis as of such time.
“Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, the interest expense of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period. For the purposes of calculating Consolidated Interest Expense for any Reference Period, (i) if at any time during such Reference Period the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have made any Material Disposition, the Consolidated Interest Expense for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated Interest Expense (if positive) attributable to the property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated Interest Expense (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period, and (ii) if during such Reference Period the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have made a Material Acquisition, Consolidated Interest Expense for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto on a basis approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable credit judgment as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.
“Consolidated Net Income” means, with reference to any period, the net income (or loss) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period.
“Consolidated Net Worth” means at any time the consolidated stockholders’ equity of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis as of such time, all as defined according to GAAP.
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“Consolidated Total Capitalization” means at any time the sum of Consolidated Indebtedness and Consolidated Net Worth, each calculated at such time.
“Contingent Obligation” of a Person means any agreement, undertaking or arrangement by which such Person assumes, guarantees, endorses, contingently agrees to purchase or provide funds for the payment of, or otherwise becomes or is contingently liable upon, the obligation or liability of any other Person, or agrees to maintain the net worth or working capital or other financial condition of any other Person, or otherwise assures any creditor of such other Person against loss, including, without limitation, any comfort letter, operating agreement, take-or-pay contract or the obligations of any such Person as general partner of a partnership with respect to the liabilities of the partnership.
“Corresponding Tenor” with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.
“Credit Extension” means the making of an Advance or the issuance of a Facility LC hereunder.
“Credit Rating” means a rating as determined by a Credit Rating Agency of the Borrower’s senior unsecured long-term indebtedness without third-party credit enhancement.
“Credit Rating Agency” means S&P, Moody’s, Fitch Ratings Inc. or any other nationally recognized credit rating agency reasonably acceptable to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent that evaluates the financial condition of issuers of debt instruments and then assigns a rating that reflects its assessment of the issuer’s ability to make debt payments.
“Daily Simple RFR” means, for any day (an “RFR Interest Day”), an interest rate per annum equal to, for any RFR Loan denominated in Sterling, SONIA for the day that is 5 RFR Business Days prior to (A) if such RFR Interest Day is an RFR Business Day, such RFR Interest Day or (B) if such RFR Interest Day is not an RFR Business Day, the RFR Business Day immediately preceding such RFR Interest Day.
“Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, an interest rate per annum equal to SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for syndicated business loans; provided, that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.
“Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States of America, 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.
“Default” means an event which but for the lapse of time or the giving of notice, or both, would constitute an Event of Default.
“Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.22(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days after the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any
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applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied or waived, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Facility LCs or Swing Line Loans) within two (2) Business Days after the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets (other than an Undisclosed Administration), including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; 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) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.22(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and each Lender.
“Deposits” is defined in Section 11.1.
“Determination Date” has the meaning provided in the definition of Term SOFR Screen Rate.
“Dollar” and “$” means the lawful currency of the United States of America.
“Dollar Amount” means, on any date of determination, (a) with respect to any amount in Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount in an Agreed Currency, the equivalent in Dollars of such amount, determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.2 using the Exchange Rate with respect to such Agreed Currency at the time in effect.
“Domestic Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary of the Borrower incorporated or organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.
“E-SIGN” means the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, as amended from time to time, and any successor statute, and any regulations promulgated thereunder from time to time.
“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
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Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
“EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
“EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
“Effective Date” means October 29, 2012.
“Eligible Assignee” means (i) a Lender; (ii) an Approved Fund; (iii) a commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States, or any state thereof, and having total assets in excess of $3,000,000,000, calculated in accordance with the accounting principles prescribed by the regulatory authority applicable to such bank in its jurisdiction of organization; (iv) a commercial bank organized under the laws of any other country that is a member of the OECD, or a political subdivision of any such country, and having total assets in excess of $3,000,000,000, calculated in accordance with the accounting principles prescribed by the regulatory authority applicable to such bank in its jurisdiction of organization, so long as such bank is acting through a branch or agency located in the country in which it is organized or another country that is described in this clause (iv); (v) the central bank of any country that is a member of the OECD or (vi) any commercial bank, insurance company, investment or mutual fund or other entity that is an “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act); provided, however, that neither the Borrower nor an Affiliate of the Borrower shall qualify as an Eligible Assignee.
“Eligible Currency” means any lawful currency other than Dollars that is not restricted, readily available and freely traded, in which deposits are customarily offered to banks in the applicable interbank market, convertible into Dollars in the international interbank market available to the Lenders in such market and as to which a Dollar Amount may be readily calculated. If, after the designation by the Lenders of any currency as an Agreed Currency, currency control or other exchange regulations are imposed in the country in which such currency is issued, or any other event occurs, in each case with the result that (i) such currency no longer exists, (ii) such currency is, in the reasonable determination of the Administrative Agent, no longer readily available or freely traded, (iii) a Dollar Amount is, in the reasonable determination of the Administrative Agent, not readily calculable with respect to such currency, or (iv) such currency is no longer a currency in which the Required Lenders are willing to make Loans (each of (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), a “Disqualifying Event”), then the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Lenders and the Borrower, and such country’s currency shall no longer be an Agreed Currency until such time as the Disqualifying Event(s) no longer exist, but in any event within five (5) Business Days after receipt of such notice from the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall repay all Loans made in the currency to which the Disqualifying Event applies in Dollars or convert such Loans into the Dollar Amount of Loans in Dollars, subject to the other terms contained in Article II.
“EMU” means the economic and monetary union in accordance with the Treaty of Rome 1957, as amended by the Single European Act 1986, the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 and the Amsterdam Treaty of 1998, as amended from time to time.
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“EMU Legislation” means the legislative measures of the European Council for the introduction of, changeover to or operation of a single or unified European currency (whether known as the “euro” or otherwise).
“Environmental Laws” means any and all federal, state, local and foreign statutes, laws, judicial decisions, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, plans, injunctions, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements and other governmental restrictions relating to (i) the protection of the environment, (ii) personal injury or property damage relating to the release or discharge of Hazardous Materials, (iii) emissions, discharges or releases of pollutants, contaminants, hazardous substances or wastes into surface water, ground water or land, or (iv) the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of pollutants, contaminants, hazardous substances or wastes or the clean-up or other remediation thereof.
“Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
“Equivalent Amount” of any currency at any date means the equivalent in Dollars of such currency, calculated on the basis of the arithmetic mean of the buy and sell spot rates of exchange of the Administrative Agent in the London interbank market (or other market where the Administrative Agent’s foreign exchange operations in respect of such currency are then being conducted) for such other currency at or about 11:00 a.m. (local time applicable to the transaction in question) on the date on which such amount is to be determined, rounded up to the nearest amount of such currency as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time; provided, however, that if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Administrative Agent may use any reasonable method it deems appropriate to determine such amount, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
“ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and any rule or regulation issued thereunder.
“ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
“ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the failure with respect to any Plan to satisfy the “minimum funding standard” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by
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the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition upon the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA.
“ESG” has the meaning set forth in the Pricing Schedule.
“ESG Amendment” has the meaning set forth in the Pricing Schedule.
“ESG Provisions” has the meaning set forth in the Pricing Schedule.
“EU” means the European Union.
“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.
“EURIBOR Advance” means an Advance which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.11, bears interest at the applicable EURIBOR Rate.
“EURIBOR Loan” means a Loan which, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.11, bears interest at the applicable EURIBOR Rate.
“EURIBOR Rate” means, for the relevant Interest Period, the sum of (a) the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate applicable to such Interest Period plus (b) the Applicable Margin.
“EURIBOR Screen Rate” means the euro interbank offered rate administered by the European Money Markets Institute (or any other person which takes over the administration of that rate) for the relevant period displayed (before any correction, recalculation or republication by the administrator) on page EURIBOR01 of the Thomson Reuters screen (or any replacement Thomson Reuters page which displays that rate) or on the appropriate page of such other information service which publishes that rate from time to time in place of Thomson Reuters as published at approximately 11:00 a.m. Brussels time two TARGET Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period. If such page or service ceases to be available, the Administrative Agent may specify another page or service displaying the relevant rate after consultation with the Borrower.
“Euro”, “euro” and “EUR” means the single currency of the participating member states of the EU.
“Event of Default” is defined in Article VII.
“Exchange Rate” means on any day, for purposes of determining the Dollar Amount of any other currency, the rate at which such other currency may be exchanged into Dollars at the time of determination on such day on the applicable Reuters Page for such currency. In the event that such rate does not appear on the applicable Reuters Page, the Exchange Rate shall be determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be agreed upon by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, or, in the absence of such an agreement, such Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot rates of exchange of the Administrative Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of such currency are then being conducted, at or about such time as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably elect after determining that such rates shall be the basis
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for determining the Exchange Rate, on such date for the purchase of Dollars for delivery two (2) Business Days later; provided that if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Administrative Agent may use any reasonable method it deems appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.
“Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and only 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 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), including by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.
“Excluded Taxes” means, in the case of each Lender or applicable Lending Installation, the LC Issuer, and the Administrative Agent, (i) Taxes imposed on its overall net income, franchise Taxes, gross receipts Taxes imposed in lieu of net income Taxes and branch profits Taxes imposed on it, by the respective jurisdiction under the laws of which such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent is incorporated or is organized or in which its principal executive office is located or, in the case of a Lender, in which such Lender’s applicable Lending Installation is located, (ii) in the case of a Non-U.S. Lender, any withholding tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Non-U.S. Lender pursuant to the laws in effect at the time such Non-U.S. Lender becomes a party to this Agreement or designates a new Lending Installation, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.5(a), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Installation, or is attributable to the Non-U.S. Lender’s failure to comply with Section 3.5(f), and (iii) any U.S. federal withholding taxes imposed by FATCA.
“Exhibit” refers to an exhibit to this Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.
“Facility LC” is defined in Section 2.19(a)
“Facility LC Application” is defined in Section 2.19(c).
“Facility LC Collateral Account” is defined in Section 2.19(k).
“Facility Termination Date” means November 19, 2027 or any earlier date on which the Aggregate Commitment is reduced to zero or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms hereof.
“FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities entered into in connection with the implementation of the foregoing.
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“Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) zero percent (0%) and (b) the rate per annum calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the federal funds effective rate or, if such rate is not so published for any day which is a Business Day, the average of the quotations at approximately 10:00 a.m. (Central time) on such day on such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three (3) federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.
“Fee Letters” is defined in Section 10.13.
“Financial Contract” of a Person means (i) any exchange-traded or over-the-counter futures, forward, swap or option contract or other financial instrument with similar characteristics or (ii) any Rate Management Transaction.
“Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to the Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate, the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, each Adjusted Daily Simple RFR or each Adjusted Other Interest Rate, as applicable. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Floor equals 0% for all interest rate determinations.
“Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary organized under the laws of a jurisdiction not located in the United States of America.
“Fourth Amendment” means that certain Fourth Omnibus Amendment, dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders party thereto, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent.
“Fourth Amendment Effective Date” means November 21, 2022.
“Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to the LC Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s ratable share of the LC Obligations with respect to Facility LCs issued by the LC Issuer other than LC Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s ratable share of outstanding Swing Line Loans made by the Swing Line Lender other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders.
“Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles as in effect from time to time in the United States, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the financial statements referred to in Section 5.4, subject at all times to Section 9.8.
“Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including, without limitation, any supra-national bodies such as the
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European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervisory Practices or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).
“Guarantor” means each Material Domestic Subsidiary that is a party to the Guaranty, either on the date hereof or pursuant to the terms of Section 6.16, and their respective successors and assigns. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary stated in this Agreement, no Qualified Receivables Entity shall be required to become a Guarantor.
“Guaranty” means that certain Guaranty dated as of October 29, 2012 executed by each of the Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Lenders, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified, renewed or replaced from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof and thereof.
“Hazardous Material” means any explosive or radioactive substances or wastes, any hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and any other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
“Highest Lawful Rate” means, on any day, the maximum non-usurious rate of interest permitted for that day by applicable federal or state law stated as a rate per annum.
“Increasing Lender” is defined in Section 2.24.
“Indebtedness” of a Person means such Person’s (i) obligations for borrowed money (including the Obligations hereunder), (ii) obligations representing the deferred purchase price of Property or services (other than accounts payable arising in the ordinary course of such Person’s business payable on terms customary in the trade and contingent earn-out obligations), (iii) Indebtedness, whether or not assumed, secured by Liens or payable out of the proceeds or production from Property now or hereafter owned or acquired by such Person, (iv) obligations which are evidenced by notes, acceptances, or other similar instruments, (v) obligations of such Person to purchase securities or other Property arising out of or in connection with the sale of the same or substantially similar securities or Property (other than the withholding of securities under employee incentive plans), (vi) Capitalized Lease Obligations, (vii) obligations of such Person as an account party with respect to standby and commercial Letters of Credit, (viii) Contingent Obligations of such Person in respect of Indebtedness, (ix) Receivables Transaction Attributed Indebtedness and (x) Net Mark-to-Market Exposure under Rate Management Transactions and other Financial Contracts.
“Indemnified Taxes” means 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 Excluded Taxes and Other Taxes.
“Interest Differential” is defined in Section 3.4.
“Interest Period” means, with (a) respect to Term SOFR Advances, a period of one week (subject to the remainder hereof) or one, three, or six months, (b) with respect to EURIBOR Advances, a period of one or three months, (c) if denominated in any other Agreed Currency (other than Sterling, which is subject to provisions governing RFR Advances), such period as shall be agreed to for such Agreed Currency by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (which period may follow one of the Interest Period conventions set forth in clauses (a)
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or (b) or those governing RFR Advances), in each case commencing on a Business Day selected by the Borrower of such Advance pursuant to this Agreement. Any Interest Period shall end on the day which corresponds numerically to such date one week or one, three, or six months (or other relevant period) thereafter, as applicable; provided, however, that if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such next, third, or sixth succeeding month, such Interest Period shall end on the last Business Day of such next, third, or sixth succeeding month. If an Interest Period would otherwise end on a day which is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall end on the next succeeding Business Day, provided, however, that if said next succeeding Business Day falls in a new calendar month, such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day. The Term SOFR Rate for a one-week Interest Period shall be determined using the Term SOFR Rate for a one-month Interest Period that would otherwise start on the same day as the requested one-week period. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, as a result of a Benchmark Replacement, an Advance may no longer correspond with an Interest Period, and this definition of Interest Period shall be modified pursuant to Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes to address such change. For the avoidance of doubt, interest accruing in respect of Swing Line Loans based on the Term SOFR Rate shall be due and payable on Payment Dates as agreed to by the Borrower and the Swing Line Lender.
“Investment” of a Person means any loan, advance (other than commission, travel and similar advances to officers and employees made in the ordinary course of business), extension of credit (other than accounts receivable arising in the ordinary course of business on terms customary in the trade) or contribution of capital by such Person; stocks, bonds, mutual funds, partnership interests, notes, debentures or other securities (including warrants or options to purchase securities) owned by such Person; any deposit accounts and certificate of deposit owned by such Person; and structured notes and other similar instruments or contracts owned by such Person.
“ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or such successor thereto.
“LC Fee” is defined in Section 2.19(d).
“LC Issuer” means U.S. Bank (or any Subsidiary or Affiliate of U.S. Bank designated by U.S. Bank) in its capacity as issuer of Facility LCs hereunder.
“LC Obligations” means, at any time, the sum, without duplication, of (i) the aggregate undrawn stated amount under all Facility LCs outstanding at such time plus (ii) the aggregate unpaid amount at such time of all Reimbursement Obligations.
“LC Payment Date” is defined in Section 2.19(e).
“Lenders” means the lending institutions listed on the signature pages of this Agreement and their respective successors and assigns. Unless otherwise specified, the term “Lenders” includes U.S. Bank in its capacity as Swing Line Lender.
“Lending Installation” means, with respect to a Lender or the Administrative Agent, the office, branch, Subsidiary or Affiliate of such Lender or the Administrative Agent listed on the signature pages hereof (in the case of the Administrative Agent) or on its Administrative Questionnaire (in the case of a Lender) or otherwise selected by such Lender or the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.17.
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“Letter of Credit” of a Person means a letter of credit or similar instrument which is issued upon the application of such Person or upon which such Person is an account party or for which such Person is in any way liable.
“Leverage Holiday” means, in connection with any Permitted Acquisition, the Borrower’s request (sent by the Borrower at least 10 days prior to consummating such Permitted Acquisition) to increase the Net Leverage Ratio above (x) 3.50 to 1.00 or (y) after the Senior Note Purchase Agreement Leverage Increase Date, the Maximum Increased Leverage Ratio, to the level set forth in the proviso in Section 6.15(b); provided, that (x) no more than two Leverage Holidays shall be given effect during the term of this Agreement, (y) no Default or Event of Default shall be in existence immediately before or after the consummation of the applicable Permitted Acquisition, and (z) such request shall be given effect concurrently with the consummation of the applicable Permitted Acquisition.
“Lien” means any lien (statutory or other), mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance or preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, the interest of a vendor or lessor under any conditional sale, Capitalized Lease or other title retention agreement, but excluding the issuance of performance bonds on behalf of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business).
“Loan” means a Revolving Loan or a Swing Line Loan.
“Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Facility LC Applications, the Guaranty, any Note or Notes executed by the Borrower in connection with this Agreement and payable to a Lender, and any other document or agreement, now or in the future, executed by the Borrower for the benefit of the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with this Agreement.
“Loan Party” or “Loan Parties” means, individually or collectively, the Borrower and the Guarantors.
“Material Acquisition” means any Acquisition permitted by this Agreement that involves the payment of cash consideration by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in excess of $250,000,000.
“Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (i) the business, Property, financial condition or results of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (ii) the ability of the Borrower or any Guarantor to perform in any material respect its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, or (iii) the validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or the rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or the Lenders under the Loan Documents.
“Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or disposition of property or series of related sales, transfers, or dispositions of property (other than as permitted by clauses (a) through (f) of Section 6.11) that yields gross proceeds to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in excess of $250,000,000.
“Material Domestic Subsidiary” means each Domestic Subsidiary (other than any Qualified Receivables Entity) which, as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.1, (i) contributed greater than 10% of the Borrower’s Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters ended on such date or (ii) contributed greater than 10% of the Borrower’s consolidated total assets as of such date; provided that, if the aggregate amount of Consolidated EBITDA for such period or of the Borrower’s consolidated total assets as of such
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date contributed by of all Domestic Subsidiaries (other than any Qualified Receivables Entity) that are not Material Domestic Subsidiaries exceeds 20% of the Borrower’s Consolidated EBITDA for such period or 20% of the Borrower’s consolidated total assets as of such date, the Borrower (or, in the event the Borrower has failed to do so within ten (10) days, the Administrative Agent) shall designate sufficient Domestic Subsidiaries (other than any Qualified Receivables Entity) as “Material Domestic Subsidiaries” to eliminate such excess, and such designated Domestic Subsidiaries shall for all purposes of this Agreement constitute Material Domestic Subsidiaries.
“Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness for borrowed money of the Borrower or any Article VII Subsidiary in an outstanding principal amount of $125,000,000 or more in the aggregate (or the equivalent thereof in any currency other than Dollars).
“Material Indebtedness Agreement” means any agreement under which any Material Indebtedness was created or is governed or which provides for the incurrence of Indebtedness in an amount which would constitute Material Indebtedness (whether or not an amount of Indebtedness constituting Material Indebtedness is outstanding thereunder).
“Maximum Foreign Currency Amount” means $300,000,000.
“Maximum Increased Leverage Ratio” means a ratio not in excess of the lesser of (x) such ratio as set forth in a Senior Note Purchase Agreement Leverage Ratio Amendment delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and (y) 3.75 to 1.00; provided, (i) if no such amendment is provided, (ii) the Senior Note Purchase Agreement and the agreements, documents and instruments delivered in connection therewith are terminated, and (iii) all Indebtedness owing under or in connection therewith is fully repaid, then such ratio shall be 3.75 to 1.00.
“Minimum Collateral Amount” means, with respect to a Defaulting Lender, at any time, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to 103% of the Fronting Exposure of the LC Issuer with respect to such Defaulting Lender for all Facility LCs issued and outstanding at such time and (ii) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the LC Issuer in their sole discretion.
“Modify” and “Modification” are defined in Section 2.19(a).
“Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
“Moody’s Rating” means, at any time, the rating issued by Moody’s and then in effect with respect to the Borrower’s senior unsecured long-term indebtedness without third-party credit enhancement.
“Multiemployer Plan” means a Plan maintained pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or any other arrangement to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is, or in the immediately preceding six years was, a party to which more than one employer is obligated to make contributions.
“Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of calculation, the ratio of (i) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness outstanding on such date minus that portion of the Company’s and its Subsidiaries’ unrestricted and unencumbered cash and Cash Equivalent Investments on such date (as such amount appears on the Company’s balance sheet) that is in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000,000; provided, that this clause (i) shall at no time be less than $0, to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA for the Company’s then most-recently ended four (4) fiscal quarters; provided, however, that (x) if the Senior Note Purchase Agreement and the agreements,
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documents and instruments delivered in connection therewith are terminated, and all Indebtedness owing under or in connection therewith is fully repaid (and satisfactory evidence thereof is provided to the Administrative Agent), or (y) the Senior Note Purchase Agreement is amended, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, to delete the $100,000,000 cap set forth in clause (i), then the Net Leverage Ratio shall be computed hereunder (1) without giving effect to such $100,000,000 cap and (2) permitting only unrestricted and unencumbered cash and Cash Equivalent Investments on such date in excess of $25,000,000.
“Net Mark-to-Market Exposure” of a Person means, as of any date of determination, the excess (if any) of all unrealized losses over all unrealized profits of such Person arising from Rate Management Transactions. “Unrealized losses” means the fair market value of the cost to such Person of replacing such Rate Management Transaction as of the date of determination (assuming the Rate Management Transaction were to be terminated as of that date), and “unrealized profits” means the fair market value of the gain to such Person of replacing such Rate Management Transaction as of the date of determination (assuming such Rate Management Transaction were to be terminated as of that date).
“Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
“Non-U.S. Lender” means a Lender that is not a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
“Note” is defined in Section 2.13(d).
“NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“Obligations” means (i) all unpaid principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans, all LC Obligations, and all accrued and unpaid fees and all expenses, reimbursements, indemnities and other obligations of the Borrower to the Lenders or to any Lender, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or any indemnified party arising under the Loan Documents, (ii) all obligations in connection with Cash Management Services, and (iii) all Rate Management Obligations provided to the Borrower or any Subsidiary by the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or any other Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing; provided, however, that “Obligations” shall exclude all Excluded Swap Obligations.
“OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
“Original Currency” is defined in Section 2.12(b).
“Other Basic Interest Rate” means, with respect to a Loan in an Agreed Currency other than Dollars, euro or Sterling, the rate per annum agreed to by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as applying to such Agreed Currency, which rate may be determined using an interest settlement rate for deposits in such Agreed Currency administered by a body selected by the Administrative Agent and agreed to by the Borrower and the Lenders, as such rate appears on the applicable Reuters or other agreed-upon screen (or such other commercially available source providing quotations of such Agreed Currency as may be designated by the Administrative Agent and agreed to by the Borrower and the Lenders from time to time) at the time and on the Business Day designated by the Administrative Agent and agreed to by the Borrower and the Lenders for deposits in the relevant currency (for delivery on the first day of the Interest Period applicable thereto or on the first day on which the applicable Loan is to be made, as the case may be) with a term, if applicable to such Agreed Currency, equivalent to the relevant Interest Period; provided, that if an agreed-upon screen (or any successor or substitute
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page) is not available to the Administrative Agent for any reason, the applicable Other Interest Rate shall instead equal such rate as reported by such service as agreed to by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders; provided, further, that such alternative may be a central bank rate determined by the Administrative Agent and agreed to by the Borrower and the Lenders.
“Other Interest Rate” means the sum of (a) the Adjusted Other Interest Rate (which may be determined for an Interest Period, if applicable) plus (b) the Applicable Margin.
“Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document.
“Outstanding Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the sum of (i) the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of its Revolving Loans outstanding at such time, plus (ii) an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the aggregate principal amount of Swing Line Loans outstanding at such time, plus (iii) an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the LC Obligations at such time.
“Participant Register” is defined in Section 12.2(c).
“Participants” is defined in Section 12.2(a).
“Participating Member State” means each state so described in any EMU Legislation.
“PATRIOT Act” means the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
“Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any Base Rate Loan (other than a Swing Line Loan), the last day of each fiscal quarter of the Borrower, (b) with respect to any RFR Loan, each date that is on the numerically corresponding day in each calendar month that is one month after the date such Loan is made (or, if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such month, then the last day of such month), (c) with respect to any Term SOFR Loan or EURIBOR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to the Advance of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Term SOFR Loan or EURIBOR Loan with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period, (d) with respect to any Swing Line Loan, the day that such Loan is required to be repaid, (e) with respect to an Other Interest Rate Loan, such recurring day as agreed to by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, (f) with respect to any other payment not specified above or otherwise herein, the last day of each fiscal quarter of the Borrower, and (g) the Facility Termination Date.
“PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, or any successor thereto.
“Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition made by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, provided that, (a) as of the date of the consummation of such Acquisition, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result from such Acquisition, and the representation and warranty contained in Section 5.11 shall be true both before and after giving effect to such Acquisition, (b) such Acquisition is consummated on a non-hostile basis pursuant to a negotiated acquisition agreement that has been (if required by the governing documents of the seller or entity to be acquired) approved by the board of directors or other applicable governing body of the seller or entity to be acquired, and no material challenge to such Acquisition (excluding the exercise of appraisal rights) shall be pending or threatened by
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any shareholder or director of the seller or entity to be acquired, (c) the business to be acquired in such Acquisition is in a similar line of business as the Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s or a line of business incidental or complementary thereto, (d) as of the date of the consummation of such Acquisition, all material approvals required in connection therewith shall have been obtained and shall be in full force and effect, and (e) the Borrower shall be in pro forma compliance with the financial covenant contained in Section 6.15 as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter ended prior to the consummation of such Acquisition for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.1 calculated as if such Acquisition, including the consideration therefor, had been consummated on such date.
“Person” means any natural person, corporation, firm, joint venture, partnership, limited liability company, association, enterprise, trust or other entity or organization, or any government or political subdivision or any agency, department or instrumentality thereof.
“Plan” means an employee pension benefit plan which is covered by Title IV of ERISA or subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA as to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may have any liability.
“Pricing Schedule” means the Schedule attached hereto identified as such.
“Prime Rate” means a rate per annum equal to the prime rate of interest announced from time to time by U.S. Bank or its parent (which is not necessarily the lowest rate charged to any customer), changing when and as said prime rate changes.
“Property” of a Person means any and all property, whether real, personal, tangible, intangible, or mixed, of such Person, or other assets owned, leased or operated by such Person.
“Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to a Lender, a portion equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s Commitment and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Commitment, provided, however, if all of the Commitments are terminated pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, then “Pro Rata Share” means the percentage obtained by dividing (a) such Lender’s Outstanding Credit Exposure at such time by (b) the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure at such time; and provided, further, that when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, “Pro Rata Share” shall mean the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment (disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Commitment (except that no Lender is required to fund or participate in Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans or Facility LCs to the extent that, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of its outstanding Revolving Loans and funded or unfunded participations in Swing Line Loans and Facility LCs would exceed the amount of its Commitment (determined as though no Defaulting Lender existed)).
“Purchasers” is defined in Section 12.3(a).
“Qualified Receivables Entity” means a newly-formed Subsidiary or other special-purpose entity which engages solely in activities in connection with Qualified Receivables Transactions.
“Qualified Receivables Transaction” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Borrower or any Subsidiary pursuant to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary may sell, convey or otherwise transfer to a Qualified Receivables Entity, or any other Person, any interest (whether characterized as the grant of a security interest or the transfer of ownership) in any Receivables and rights related thereto, whether such transaction or series of transactions constitutes a secured loan or credit facility, a true sale of assets to a Qualified Receivables Entity or other Person, or otherwise, provided that (i) the documents evidencing such transaction or series of transactions are acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its
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reasonable discretion, and (ii) the Receivables Transaction Attributed Indebtedness outstanding at any one time does not exceed $750,000,000.
“Rate Management Obligations” of a Person means any and all obligations of such Person, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (i) any and all Rate Management Transactions, and (ii) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Rate Management Transactions.
“Rate Management Transaction” means any transaction (including an agreement with respect thereto) now existing or hereafter entered by the Borrower or any Subsidiary which is a rate swap, basis swap, forward rate transaction, commodity swap, commodity option, equity or equity index swap, equity or equity index option, bond option, interest rate option, foreign exchange transaction, cap transaction, floor transaction, collar transaction, forward transaction, currency swap transaction, cross-currency rate swap transaction, currency option or any other similar transaction (including any option with respect to any of these transactions) or any combination thereof, whether linked to one or more interest rates, foreign currencies, commodity prices, equity prices or other financial measures.
“Receivable” means any right to the payment of a monetary obligation now or hereafter owing to the Borrower or any Subsidiary, whether evidenced by or constituting an account, instrument, chattel paper or general intangible.
“Receivables Transaction Attributed Indebtedness” means the amount of obligations outstanding under the legal documents entered into as part of any Qualified Receivables Transaction on any date of determination that would be characterized as principal if such Qualified Receivables Transaction were structured as a secured lending transaction rather than as a purchase.
“Reference Time” means with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is the Term SOFR Rate, 10:00 a.m. (Central time) on the day that is two U.S. Government Securities Business Days preceding the date of such setting, (2) if such Benchmark is the EURIBOR Rate, 11:00 a.m. Brussels time two TARGET Days preceding the date of such setting, (3) if the RFR for such Benchmark is SONIA, then four RFR Business Days prior to such setting, or (4) if such Benchmark is none of Term SOFR, the EURIBOR Screen Rate, or SONIA, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.
“Register” is defined in Section 12.3(d).
“Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect and any successor thereto or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board of Governors relating to reserve requirements applicable to member banks of the Federal Reserve System.
“Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect and any successor or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board of Governors relating to the extension of credit by banks for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stocks applicable to member banks of the Federal Reserve System.
“Reimbursement Obligations” means, at any time, the aggregate of all obligations of the Borrower then outstanding under Section 2.19 to reimburse the LC Issuer for amounts paid by the LC Issuer in respect of any one or more drawings under Facility LCs.
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“Relevant Governmental Body” means (i) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Dollars, the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB or, in each case, any successor thereto, (ii) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Sterling, the Bank of England, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Bank of England or, in each case, any successor thereto, (iii) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Euros, the European Central Bank, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the European Central Bank or, in each case, any successor thereto, and (iv) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in any other currency, (a) the central bank for the currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated or any central bank or other supervisor which is responsible for supervising either (1) such Benchmark Replacement or (2) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement or (b) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (1) the central bank for the currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated, (2) any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (A) such Benchmark Replacement or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement, (3) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (4) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.
“Relevant Rate” means (i) with respect to any Advance denominated in Dollars, Term SOFR, (ii) with respect to any Advance denominated in Euros, the EURIBOR Screen Rate, (iii) with respect to any Advance denominated in Sterling, the RFR, and (iv) with respect to any Agreed Currency other than Dollars, Euros or Sterling, the applicable Other Interest Rate.
“Reports” is defined in Section 9.6(a).
“Required Lenders” means Lenders in the aggregate having greater than 50% of the Aggregate Commitment or, if the Aggregate Commitment has been terminated, Lenders in the aggregate holding greater than 50% of the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure. The Commitments and Outstanding Credit Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time.
“Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
“Revolving Loan” means, with respect to a Lender, such Lender’s loan made pursuant to its commitment to lend set forth in Section 2.1 (or any conversion or continuation thereof).
“RFR” means, for any RFR Loan denominated in Sterling, SONIA.
“RFR Administrator” means the SONIA Administrator.
“RFR Advance” means, as to any Advance, the RFR Loans comprising such Advance.
“RFR Business Day” means, for any Loan denominated in Sterling, any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) a day on which banks are closed for general business in London.
“RFR Interest Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Daily Simple RFR”.
“RFR Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the RFR Rate.
“RFR Rate” means the sum of (a) the Adjusted Daily Simple RFR plus (b) the Applicable Margin.
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“Risk-Based Capital Guidelines” means (i) the risk-based capital guidelines in effect in the United States on the date of this Agreement, including transition rules, and (ii) the corresponding capital regulations promulgated by regulatory authorities outside the United States, including transition rules, and, in each case, any amendments to such regulations.
“S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc.
“S&P Rating” means, at any time, the rating issued by S&P and then in effect with respect to the Borrower’s senior unsecured long-term indebtedness without third-party credit enhancement.
“Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, any country or territory which is itself the subject or target of any comprehensive Sanctions (which, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, include the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, the Kherson region of Ukraine, the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria).
“Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person or group that is, or, to the knowledge of any of the Borrower’s officers, that is 50% or more owned by Persons or groups that are, listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State, or any Person or group listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or any EU member state, (b) any Person or group operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, or (c) any agency, political subdivision or instrumentality of, or a Person that is, to the knowledge of any of the Borrower’s officers, otherwise controlled by, the government of a Sanctioned Country.
“Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any EU Member State or His Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.
“Schedule” refers to a specific schedule to this Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.
“Screen” has the meaning provided in the definition of Term SOFR Screen Rate.
“Second Amendment” means that certain Second Omnibus Amendment, dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders party thereto, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent.
“Second Amendment Effective Date” means October 24, 2018.
“Section” means a numbered section of this Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.
“Senior Note Purchase Agreement” means the Note Purchase Agreement, dated August 23, 2013, by and among the Borrower and the Persons party thereto as purchasers, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
“Senior Note Purchase Agreement Leverage Ratio Amendment” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Senior Note Purchase Agreement Leverage Increase Date”.
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“Senior Note Purchase Agreement Leverage Increase Date” means the first date on which (x) the Administrative Agent and the Lenders receive, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to them, a written, fully effective and enforceable amendment to the Senior Note Purchase Agreement (where all conditions to such effectiveness have been fully satisfied) that increases the maximum Net Leverage Ratio level set forth therein above 3.50 to 1.00 (and is used throughout the Senior Note Purchase Agreement in a manner substantially similar to how it is used in this Agreement) (such amendment, the “Senior Note Purchase Agreement Leverage Ratio Amendment”) or (y) the Administrative Agent and the Lenders receive written evidence reasonably satisfactory to them that the Senior Note Purchase Agreement and the agreements, documents and instruments delivered in connection therewith have been terminated, and all Indebtedness owing under or in connection therewith has been fully repaid.
“SOFR” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website.
“SOFR Adjustment” means, with respect to the adjustment of any SOFR-based Benchmark, 0.10%.
“SOFR Administrator” means the NYFRB (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).
“SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.
“SONIA” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the Sterling Overnight Index Average for such Business Day published by the SONIA Administrator on the SONIA Administrator’s Website on the immediately succeeding Business Day.
“SONIA Administrator” means the Bank of England (or any successor administrator of the Sterling Overnight Index Average).
“SONIA Administrator’s Website” means the Bank of England’s website, currently at http://www.bankofengland.co.uk, or any successor source for the Sterling Overnight Index Average identified as such by the SONIA Administrator from time to time.
“Stated Rate” is defined in Section 2.21.
“Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Federal Reserve Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D) or any other reserve ratio or analogous requirement of any central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Loans. Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D. Loans for which the associated Benchmark is adjusted by reference to the Statutory Reserve Rate (per the related definition of such Benchmark) shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
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“Subsidiary” of a Person means (i) any corporation more than 50% of the outstanding securities having ordinary voting power of which shall at the time be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or by one or more of its Subsidiaries or by such Person and one or more of its Subsidiaries, or (ii) any partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or similar business organization more than 50% of the ownership interests having ordinary voting power of which shall at the time be so owned or controlled. Unless otherwise expressly provided, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” shall mean a Subsidiary of the Borrower.
“Substantial Portion” means, with respect to the Property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, Property which represents more than 10% of the consolidated total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole as of the last day of the four-quarter period ending immediately prior to the quarter in which such determination is made.
“swap” means any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
“Swap Counterparty” means, with respect to any swap with the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or any other Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, any Person or entity that is or becomes a party to such swap.
“Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any swap between the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or any other Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing and one or more Swap Counterparties.
“Swing Line Borrowing Notice” is defined in Section 2.4(b).
“Swing Line Lender” means U.S. Bank or such other Lender which may succeed to its rights and obligations as Swing Line Lender pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
“Swing Line Loan” means a Loan made available to the Borrower by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.4.
“Swing Line Sublimit” means the maximum principal amount of Swing Line Loans the Swing Line Lender may have outstanding to the Borrower at any one time, which, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, is $200,000,000.
“TARGET” means Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer payment system.
“TARGET Day” means any day on which TARGET is open for settlement of payments in euro.
“Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, and similar fees, assessments, charges or withholdings imposed by any Governmental Authority, and any and all liabilities with respect to the foregoing, including interest, additions to tax and penalties applicable thereto.
Term SOFR” means the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent as the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR.
“Term SOFR Administrator” means CME Group Benchmark Administration Ltd. (or a successor administrator of Term SOFR).
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“Term SOFR Administrator’s Website” means https://www.cmegroup.com/market-data/cme-group-benchmark-administration/term-sofr, or any successor source for Term SOFR identified as such by the Term SOFR Administrator from time to time.
“Term SOFR Advance” means an Advance that, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.11, bears interest at the applicable Term SOFR Rate.
“Term SOFR Loan” means a Loan that, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.11, bears interest at the applicable Term SOFR Rate other than pursuant to clause (d) of the definition of Base Rate.
“Term SOFR Rate” means, for the relevant Interest Period, the sum of (a) the Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate applicable to such Interest Period plus (b) the Applicable Margin.
“Term SOFR Screen Rate” means, for the relevant Interest Period, the Term SOFR rate quoted by the Administrative Agent from the Term SOFR Administrator’s Website or the applicable Bloomberg screen (or other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time) (the “Screen”) for such Interest Period, which shall be the Term SOFR rate published two Business Days before the first day of such Interest Period (such Business Day, the “Determination Date”). If as of 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on any Determination Date, the Term SOFR rate has not been published by the Term SOFR Administrator or on the Screen, then the rate used will be that as published by the Term SOFR Administrator or on the Screen for the first preceding Business Day for which such rate was published on such Screen so long as such first preceding Business Day is not more than three (3) Business Days prior to such Determination Date; provided that if the Term SOFR Screen Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for purposes of this Agreement.
“Third Amendment” means that certain Third Omnibus Amendment, dated as of the Third Amendment Effective Date, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders party thereto, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent.
“Third Amendment Effective Date” means November 19, 2021.
“Transferee” is defined in Section 12.3(e).
“Type” means, with respect to any Advance, its nature as a Base Rate Advance, a Term SOFR Advance, a EURIBOR Advance, an RFR Advance, or an Other Interest Rate Advance, and with respect to a Loan, its nature as a Base Rate Loan, a Term SOFR Loan, a EURIBOR Loan, an RFR Loan or an Other Interest 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 falling within 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.
“Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
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“Undisclosed Administration” means in relation to a Lender the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official by a supervisory authority or regulator under or based on the law in the country where such Lender is subject to home jurisdiction supervision if applicable law requires that such appointment is not to be publicly disclosed.
“U.S. Bank” means U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association, in its individual capacity, and its successors.
“Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” of a Person means any Subsidiary of which 100% of the beneficial ownership interests (other than qualifying shares of directors or other members of governing boards or investments by foreign nationals mandated by law) shall at the time be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person, or by such Person and one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person.
“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.
The foregoing definitions shall be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of the defined terms. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Term SOFR Loan”). Advances also may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Term SOFR Advance”).
ARTICLE II

THE CREDITS
2.1.Commitment. From and including the date of this Agreement and prior to the Facility Termination Date, each Lender severally agrees, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to make (a) Revolving Loans to the Borrower in Agreed Currencies and participate in Facility LCs issued upon the request of the Borrower, provided that, after giving effect to the making of each such Loan and the issuance of each such Facility LC, (i) the Dollar Amount of such Lender’s Outstanding Credit Exposure shall not exceed its Commitment, (ii) the aggregate outstanding principal Dollar Amount of all Advances in Agreed Currencies other than Dollars shall not exceed the Maximum Foreign Currency Amount and (iii) the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitment. All Base Rate Loans shall be made in Dollars. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow the Revolving Loans at any time prior to the Facility Termination Date. Unless previously terminated, the Commitments shall terminate on the Facility Termination Date. The LC Issuer will issue Facility LCs hereunder on the terms and conditions set forth in Section 2.19.
2.2.Determination of Dollar Amounts; Required Payments; Termination. The Administrative Agent will determine the Dollar Amount of: (a) each Advance in Agreed
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Currencies other than Dollars as of the date three (3) Business Days prior to the Borrowing Date or, if applicable, date of conversion/continuation of such Advance, and (b) all outstanding Advances other than those denominated in Dollars as of the last Business Day of each quarter and on any other Business Day elected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or upon instruction by the Required Lenders in the exercise of their reasonable discretion. Each day upon or as of which the Administrative Agent determines Dollar Amounts as described in the preceding clauses (a) and (b) is herein described as a “Computation Date” with respect to each Advance for which a Dollar Amount is determined on or as of such day. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower in writing of the Dollar Amount so determined within one (1) Business Day after the applicable Computation Date. If at any time the Dollar Amount of (i) the aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure exceeds the Aggregate Commitments or (ii) the aggregate outstanding principal Dollar Amount of all Advances in Agreed Currencies other than Dollars exceeds 105% of the Maximum Foreign Currency Amount, the Borrower shall immediately or, if such excess is caused by a change in the Dollar Amount of any Advance made in Agreed Currencies other than Dollars, within five (5) Business Days after the aforesaid notice of such change has been given, make a payment on the Loans or Cash Collateralize LC Obligations in an account with the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.19(k) sufficient to eliminate such excess. The Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure and all other unpaid Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be paid in full by the Borrower on the Facility Termination Date.
2.3.Ratable Loans; Types of Advances. Each Advance hereunder (other than any Swing Line Loan) shall consist of Loans made from the several Lenders ratably according to their Pro Rata Shares. The Advances may be Base Rate Advances, Term SOFR Advances, EURIBOR Advances, RFR Advances or Other Interest Rate Advances, or a combination thereof, selected by the Borrower in accordance with Sections 2.8 and 2.9, or Swing Line Loans selected by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.4.
2.4.Swing Line Loans.
(a)Amount of Swing Line Loans. Upon the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 and, if such Swing Line Loan is to be made on the date of the initial Advance hereunder, the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.1 as well, from and including the date of this Agreement and prior to the Facility Termination Date, the Swing Line Lender may, at its option, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, make Swing Line Loans in Dollars to the Borrower from time to time in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the Swing Line Sublimit, provided that the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure shall not at any time exceed the Aggregate Commitment, and provided further that at no time shall the sum of (i) the Swing Line Loans, plus (ii) the outstanding Revolving Loans made by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.1, plus (iii) the Swing Line Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the LC Obligations, exceed the Swing Line Lender’s Commitment at such time. Subject to the terms of this Agreement (including, without limitation the discretion of the Swing Line Lender), the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow Swing Line Loans at any time prior to the Facility Termination Date.
(b)Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice. In order to borrow a Swing Line Loan, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Swing Line Lender irrevocable notice (a “Swing Line Borrowing Notice”) not later than 12:00 noon (Minneapolis time) on the Borrowing Date of each Swing Line Loan, specifying (i) the applicable Borrowing Date (which date shall be a Business Day), (ii) the aggregate amount of the requested Swing Line Loan; and (iii) the requested interest rate therefor.
(c)Making of Swing Line Loans; Participations. Not later than 2:00 p.m. (Minneapolis time) on the applicable Borrowing Date, the Swing Line Lender shall make
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available the Swing Line Loan, in funds immediately available, to the Administrative Agent at its address specified pursuant to Article XIII. The Administrative Agent will promptly make the funds so received from the Swing Line Lender available to the Borrower on the Borrowing Date at the Administrative Agent’s aforesaid address. Each time that a Swing Line Loan is made by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to this Section 2.4(c), the Swing Line Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably sold to each Lender and each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Swing Line Lender a participation in such Swing Line Loan in proportion to its Pro Rata Share.
(d)Repayment of Swing Line Loans. Each Swing Line Loan shall be paid in full by the Borrower on the date selected by the Administrative Agent and communicated to the Borrower at the time such Swing Line Loan is made. In addition, the Swing Line Lender may at any time in its sole discretion with respect to any outstanding Swing Line Loan, require each Lender to fund the participation acquired by such Lender pursuant to Section 2.4(c) or require each Lender (including the Swing Line Lender) to make a Revolving Loan in the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Swing Line Loan (including, without limitation, any interest accrued and unpaid thereon), for the purpose of repaying such Swing Line Loan. Not later than 1:00 p.m. (Minneapolis time) on the date of any notice received pursuant to this Section 2.4(d), each Lender shall make available its required Revolving Loan, in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent at its address specified pursuant to Article XIII. Revolving Loans made pursuant to this Section 2.4(d) shall initially be Base Rate Loans and thereafter may be continued as Base Rate Loans or converted into Term SOFR Loans in the manner provided in Section 2.9 and subject to the other conditions and limitations set forth in this Article II. Unless a Lender shall have notified the Swing Line Lender, prior to the Swing Line Lender’s making any Swing Line Loan, that any applicable condition precedent set forth in Sections 4.1 or 4.2 had not then been satisfied, such Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.4(d) to repay Swing Line Loans or to fund the participation acquired pursuant to Section 2.4(c) shall be unconditional, continuing, irrevocable and absolute and shall not be affected by any circumstances, including, without limitation, (a) any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender or any other Person, (b) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or Event of Default, (c) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower, or (d) any other circumstances, happening or event whatsoever. In the event that any Lender fails to make payment to the Administrative Agent of any amount due under this Section 2.4(d), interest shall accrue thereon at the Federal Funds Effective Rate for each day during the period commencing on the date of demand and ending on the date such amount is received and the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to receive, retain and apply against such obligation the principal and interest otherwise payable to such Lender hereunder until the Administrative Agent receives such payment from such Lender or such obligation is otherwise fully satisfied. On the Facility Termination Date, the Borrower shall repay in full the outstanding principal balance of the Swing Line Loans.
2.5.Commitment Fee. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender according to its Pro Rata Share a commitment fee at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Fee Rate on the average daily Available Aggregate Commitment from the date hereof to and including the Facility Termination Date, payable in arrears on each Payment Date hereafter and on the Facility Termination Date. Solely for purposes of calculating the commitment fee due hereunder, the aggregate principal amount of Swing Line Loans outstanding at any time shall be counted as Outstanding Credit Exposure of U.S. Bank and no portion thereof shall be counted as Outstanding Credit Exposure of any other Lender.
2.6.Minimum Amount of Each Advance. Each Advance (other than an Advance to repay Swing Line Loans) shall be in the minimum amount of $500,000 and incremental amounts
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in integral multiples of $100,000, provided, however, that any Base Rate Advance may be in the amount of the Available Aggregate Commitment.
2.7.Reductions in Aggregate Commitment; Optional Principal Payments. The Borrower may permanently reduce the Aggregate Commitment in whole, or in part ratably among the Lenders in integral multiples of $500,000, upon at least five (5) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, which notice shall specify the amount of any such reduction, provided, however, that the amount of the Aggregate Commitments may not be reduced below the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure. All accrued commitment fees shall be payable on the effective date of any termination of the obligations of the Lenders to make Credit Extensions hereunder. The Borrower may from time to time pay, without penalty or premium, all outstanding Base Rate Advances (other than Swing Line Loans), or, in a minimum aggregate amount of $500,000 and incremental amounts in integral multiples of $100,000, any portion of the aggregate outstanding Base Rate Advances (other than Swing Line Loans) upon same day notice by 1:00 p.m. (Minneapolis time) to the Administrative Agent. The Borrower may at any time pay, without penalty or premium, all outstanding Swing Line Loans, or any portion of the outstanding Swing Line Loans, with notice to the Administrative Agent and the Swing Line Lender by 11:00 a.m. (Minneapolis time) on the date of repayment. The Borrower may from time to time pay, subject to the payment of any funding indemnification amounts required by Section 3.4 but without penalty or premium, all outstanding Term SOFR Advances, EURIBOR Advances, RFR Advances, and Other Interest Rate Advances, or, in a minimum aggregate amount of $500,000 and incremental amounts in integral multiples of $100,000, any portion of the aggregate outstanding Term SOFR Advances, EURIBOR Advances, RFR Advances or Other Interest Rate Advances upon at least two (2) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent by 1:00 p.m. (Minneapolis time).
2.8.Method of Selecting Types and Interest Periods for New Advances. The Borrower shall select the Type of Advance, the Agreed Currency applicable thereto, and, other than for an RFR Advance or an Other Interest Rate Advance that does not use an Interest Period convention, the Interest Period therefor. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent irrevocable notice in the form of Exhibit D (a “Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice”) not later than (a) 11:00 a.m. (Minneapolis time) on the Borrowing Date of each Base Rate Advance (other than a Swing Line Loan), (b) three (3) Business Days before the Borrowing Date for each Term SOFR Advance or EURIBOR Advance, and (c) five (5) Business Days before the Borrowing Date for each RFR Advance in Sterling or before the Borrowing Date for each Other Interest Rate Advance, specifying:
(i)the Borrowing Date, which shall be a Business Day, of such Advance,
(ii)the aggregate amount of such Advance,
(iii)the Type of Advance selected, and, if applicable, the Interest Period therefor, and
(iv)the Agreed Currency therefor.
Not later than 1:00 p.m. (Minneapolis time) on each Borrowing Date, each Lender shall make available its Loan or Loans in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent at its address specified pursuant to Article XIII. The Administrative Agent will promptly make the funds so received from the Lenders available to the Borrower on the Borrowing Date at the Administrative Agent’s aforesaid address.
2.9.Conversion and Continuation of Outstanding Advances; Maximum Number of Interest Periods. Base Rate Advances (other than Swing Line Loans) shall continue as Base Rate Advances unless and until such Base Rate Advances are converted into another Type of Advance
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pursuant to the remainder of this Section 2.9 or are repaid in accordance with Section 2.7. RFR Advances shall continue as RFR Advances unless and until such RFR Advances are converted into another Type of Advance pursuant to this Section 2.9 or are repaid in accordance with Section 2.7 (in each case with a corresponding change in currency as needed). Each Term SOFR Advance shall continue as a Term SOFR Advance until the end of the then applicable Interest Period therefor, at which time such Term SOFR Advance shall be automatically converted into a Base Rate Advance unless (x) such Term SOFR Advance is or was repaid in accordance with Section 2.7 or (y) the Borrower shall have given the Administrative Agent a Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice requesting that, at the end of such Interest Period, such Term SOFR Advance continue as a Term SOFR Advance for the same or another Interest Period. Each EURIBOR Advance shall continue as a EURIBOR Advance until the end of the then applicable Interest Period therefor, at which time such EURIBOR Advance shall be automatically continued as a EURIBOR Advance with a one-month Interest Period unless (x) such Advance is or was repaid in accordance with Section 2.7 or (y) the Borrower shall have given the Administrative Agent a Conversion/Continuation Notice (as defined below) requesting that, at the end of such Interest Period, such EURIBOR Advance continue as a EURIBOR Advance for the same or another Interest Period, or that such Advance be converted to an Advance in Dollars (whether Term SOFR or Base Rate). Each Other Interest Rate Advance shall continue as such Type of Advance pursuant to the continuation and conversion mechanics agreed to for such an Advance by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, and the Lenders. Subject to the terms of Section 2.6, all or any part of one Type of Advance (other than a Swing Line Loan) may be converted into another Type Of Advance (with a corresponding change in currency, as applicable). All or any part of an Advance may be continued as such an Advance. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent a Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice for each conversion of one Type of Advance into another Type of Advance or the continuation of an Advance as follows (in each case with such notice being delivered no later than 11:00 a.m. (Minneapolis time)): (a) three (3) Business Days prior notice for a conversion of an Advance into a Base Rate Advance, a Term SOFR Advance or a EURIBOR Advance, or the continuation of a Term SOFR Advance or EURIBOR Advance; and (b) five (5) Business Days prior notice for a conversion of an Advance into an RFR Advance or an Other Interest Rate Advance, or the continuation of an RFR Advance; and (c) such notice period as agreed to by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for the continuation of an Other Interest Rate Advance. Each such Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice shall specify the following:
(i)the requested date, which shall be a Business Day, of such conversion or continuation; and
(ii)the Agreed Currency amount and Type of the Advance which is to be converted or continued, and, if applicable, the Interest Period applicable thereto.
After giving effect to all Advances, all conversions of Advances from one Type to another and all continuations of Advances of the same Type, there shall be no more than ten (10) Interest Periods in effect hereunder (which, for purposes hereof, shall include each RFR Advance as utilizing one of such Interest Periods); provided that there shall be no more than five (5) Interest Periods (including RFR Advances for purposes hereof) in effect with respect to all of the Advances denominated in Agreed Currencies (other than Dollars) at any time.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, any Lender may exchange, continue or roll over all or a 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 Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Lender.
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2.10.Interest Rates. Each Base Rate Advance (other than a Swing Line Loan) shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof, for each day from and including the date such Advance is made or is automatically converted from a different Type of Advance into a Base Rate Advance pursuant to Section 2.9, to but excluding the date it becomes due or is converted into such other Type of Advance pursuant to Section 2.9 hereof, at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate for such day. Each RFR Advance shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof, for each day from and including the date such Advance is made or is automatically converted from an RFR Advance into another Type of Advance pursuant to Section 2.9, to but excluding the date it becomes due or is converted into such an Advance pursuant to Section 2.9 hereof, at a rate per annum equal to the RFR Rate for such day. Each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof, for each day from and including the day such Swing Line Loan is made to but excluding the date it is paid, at a rate per annum equal to, at the Borrower’s option, the Base Rate for such day or the Term SOFR Rate for a one-month Interest Period, resetting daily; provided, that the Applicable Margin therefor, if any, shall be mutually agreed to by the Borrower and the Swing Line Lender. Changes in the rate of interest on that portion of any Advance maintained as a Base Rate Advance or RFR Advance will take effect simultaneously with each change in the Alternate Base Rate or RFR Rate, or Applicable Margins, respectively. Each Term SOFR Advance shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from and including the first day of the Interest Period applicable thereto to (but not including) the last day of such Interest Period at the Term SOFR Rate determined by the Administrative Agent as applicable to such Advance based upon the Borrower’s selections under Sections 2.8 and 2.9 and the Pricing Schedule. Each EURIBOR Advance shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from and including the first day of the Interest Period applicable thereto to (but not including) the last day of such Interest Period at the EURIBOR Rate determined by the Administrative Agent as applicable to such Advance based upon the Borrower’s selections under Sections 2.8 and 2.9 and the Pricing Schedule. Each Other Interest Rate Advance shall bear interest in accordance with the interest rate mechanics agreed to by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in respect of such Type of Advance. Any Term SOFR Loan, EURIBOR Loan or applicable Other Interest Rate Loan converted to another Type of Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor shall have accrued interest in respect thereof paid on the effective date for such conversion. No Interest Period for any Advance may end after the Facility Termination Date.
2.11.Rates Applicable After Event of Default. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Sections 2.8, 2.9 or 2.10, but subject to the remainder of this Section 2.11, during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 8.3 requiring unanimous consent of the Lenders to changes in interest rates), declare that no Advance may be made as, converted into or continued as a Term SOFR Advance, a EURIBOR Advance, an RFR Advance or an Other Interest Rate Advance. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 7.2 or Section 7.3 (with respect to Section 6.15), the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 8.3 requiring unanimous consent of the Lenders to changes in interest rates), declare that, unless repaid:
2.11.1.each Advance not constituting a Base Rate Advance shall be converted (in an amount equal to the Equivalent Amount of the applicable Agreed Currency if not denominated in Dollars) to a Base Rate Advance in Dollars either at the end of the Interest Period therefor or on the next Payment Date therefor, as the case may be;
2.11.2.each Advance shall bear interest at the interest rate then applicable thereto plus 2.00% per annum; and
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2.11.3.the LC Fee shall be increased by 2.00% per annum.
If no election is made by the Borrower by the earlier of (x) the date that is three Business Days after receipt by the Borrower of such a notice and (y) the last day of the current Interest Period in respect of a Term SOFR Loan, EURIBOR Loan or Other Interest Rate Loan that utilizes Interest Periods, or the next occurring Payment Date in respect of an RFR Loan or an Other Interest Rate Loan that does not utilize Interest Periods, the Borrower shall be deemed to have elected to convert the applicable Loan to a Base Rate Loan. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary set forth herein, during the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 7.6 or 7.7, the increases by 2.00% in interest rates and the LC Fee shall be applicable automatically to all Credit Extensions without any election or action on the part of the Administrative Agent or any Lender. After an Event of Default has been cured or waived, the interest rate applicable to Advances and the LC Fee shall revert to the rates applicable prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default.
2.12.Method of Payment.
(a)Each Advance shall be repaid and each payment of interest thereon shall be paid in the currency in which such Advance was made. All payments of the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be made, without setoff, deduction, or counterclaim, in immediately available funds to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s address specified pursuant to Article XIII, or at any other Lending Installation of the Administrative Agent specified in writing by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower, by 12:00 noon (Minneapolis time) on the date when due and shall (except (i) with respect to repayments of Swing Line Loans, (ii) in the case of Reimbursement Obligations for which the LC Issuer has not been fully indemnified by the Lenders, or (iii) as otherwise specifically required hereunder) be applied ratably by the Administrative Agent among the Lenders. Each payment delivered to the Administrative Agent for the account of any Lender shall be delivered promptly by the Administrative Agent to such Lender in the same type of funds that the Administrative Agent received at its address specified pursuant to Article XIII or at any Lending Installation specified in a notice received by the Administrative Agent from such Lender. The Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to charge the account of the Borrower maintained with U.S. Bank for each payment of principal, interest, Reimbursement Obligations and fees as it becomes due hereunder. Each reference to the Administrative Agent in this Section 2.12 shall also be deemed to refer, and shall apply equally, to the LC Issuer, in the case of payments required to be made by the Borrower to the LC Issuer pursuant to Section 2.19(f).
(b)Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.12, if, after the making of any Advance in any currency other than Dollars, currency control or exchange regulations are imposed in the country which issues such currency, or any other event occurs, in each case with the result that the type of currency in which the Advance was made (the “Original Currency”) no longer exists or would otherwise no longer be an Eligible Currency or the Borrower is not able to make payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders in such Original Currency, then all payments to be made by the Borrower hereunder in such currency shall instead be made when due in Dollars in an amount equal to the Dollar Amount (as of the date of repayment) of such payment due, it being the intention of the parties hereto that the Borrower take all risks of the imposition of any such currency control or exchange regulations.
2.13.Notes; Evidence of Indebtedness. (a) Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender from time to time, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.
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(a)The Administrative Agent shall also maintain accounts in which it will record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Agreed Currency and Type thereof and, if applicable, the Interest Period with respect thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Lender hereunder, (iii) the original stated amount of each Facility LC and the amount of LC Obligations outstanding at any time, and (iv) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder from the Borrower and each Lender’s share thereof.
(b)The entries maintained in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) above shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the Obligations therein recorded; provided, however, that the failure of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Obligations in accordance with their terms.
(c)Any Lender (including the Swing Line Lender) may request that its Loans be evidenced by a promissory note representing its Loans and Swing Line Loans substantially in the form of Exhibit E (with appropriate changes for notes evidencing Swing Line Loans) (each a “Note”). The Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender such Note or Notes payable to the order of such Lender in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent. The Loans evidenced by such Note and interest thereon shall at all times (prior to any assignment pursuant to Section 12.3) be represented by one or more Notes payable to the order of the payee named therein, except to the extent that any such Lender subsequently returns any such Note for cancellation and requests that such Loans once again be evidenced as described in clauses (b) (i) and (ii) above.
2.14.Telephonic Notices. The Borrower hereby authorizes the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to extend, convert or continue Advances, effect selections of Agreed Currencies and Types of Advances and to transfer funds based on telephonic notices made by any Person or Persons the Administrative Agent or any Lender in good faith believes to be acting on behalf of the Borrower, it being understood that the foregoing authorization is specifically intended to allow Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notices to be given telephonically. The Borrower agrees to deliver promptly to the Administrative Agent a written confirmation (which may include e-mail) of each telephonic notice authenticated by an Authorized Officer. If the written confirmation differs in any material respect from the action taken by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, the records of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall govern absent manifest error. The parties agree to prepare appropriate documentation to correct any such error within ten (10) days after discovery by any party to this Agreement.
2.15.Interest Payment Dates; Interest and Fee Basis. Interest accrued on each Base Rate Advance, each RFR Advance, each Swing Line Loan and each Other Interest Rate Advance that does not accrue interest based upon Interest Periods shall be payable on each Payment Date, commencing with the first such Payment Date to occur after the date hereof and at maturity. Interest accrued on each Term SOFR Advance (other than Swing Line Loans), EURIBOR Advance and Other Interest Rate Advance that accrues interest based upon Interest Periods shall be payable on the last day of its applicable Interest Period, on any date on which the applicable Advance is prepaid, whether by acceleration or otherwise, and at maturity. Interest accrued on each such Advance having an Interest Period longer than three (3) months shall also be payable on the last day of each three-month interval during such Interest Period. Interest on all Advances and fees shall be calculated for actual days elapsed on the basis of a 360-day year, except that (i) interest on Advances denominated in Pounds Sterling, (ii) interest on Other Interest Rate Advances designated by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as not accruing interest based on a 360-day year, and (iii) interest computing by reference to the Alternate Base Rate shall each be calculated for actual days elapsed on the basis of a 365/366-day year. Interest shall be payable for the day an Advance is made but not for the day of any payment on the
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amount paid if payment is received prior to 3:00 p.m. (Minneapolis time) at the place of payment. If any payment of principal of or interest on an Advance shall become due on a day which is not a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day.
2.16.Notification of Advances, Interest Rates, Prepayments and Commitment Reductions. Promptly after receipt thereof, the Administrative Agent will notify each Lender of the contents of each Commitment reduction notice, Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice, Swing Line Borrowing Notice, and repayment notice received by it hereunder. Promptly after notice from the LC Issuer, the Administrative Agent will notify each Lender of the contents of each request for issuance of a Facility LC hereunder. The Administrative Agent will notify each Lender of the currency and interest rate applicable to each Advance promptly upon determination of such interest rate and will give each Lender prompt notice of each change in the Alternate Base Rate.
2.17.Lending Installations. Each Lender may book its Advances and its participation in any LC Obligations and the LC Issuer may book the Facility LCs at any Lending Installation selected by such Lender or the LC Issuer, as the case may be, and may change its Lending Installation from time to time. All terms of this Agreement shall apply to any such Lending Installation and the Loans, Facility LCs, participations in LC Obligations and any Notes issued hereunder shall be deemed held by each Lender or the LC Issuer, as the case may be, for the benefit of any such Lending Installation. Each Lender and the LC Issuer may, by written notice to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in accordance with Article XIII, designate replacement or additional Lending Installations through which Loans will be made by it or Facility LCs will be issued by it and for whose account Loan payments or payments with respect to Facility LCs are to be made.
2.18.Non-Receipt of Funds by the Administrative Agent. Unless the Borrower or a Lender, as the case may be, notifies the Administrative Agent prior to the date on which it is scheduled to make payment to the Administrative Agent of (i) in the case of a Lender, the proceeds of a Loan or (ii) in the case of the Borrower, a payment of principal, interest or fees to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, that it does not intend to make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that such payment has been made. The Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make the amount of such payment available to the intended recipient in reliance upon such assumption. If such Lender or the Borrower, as the case may be, has not in fact made such payment to the Administrative Agent, the recipient of such payment shall, on demand by the Administrative Agent, repay to the Administrative Agent the amount so made available together with interest thereon in respect of each day during the period commencing on the date such amount was so made available by the Administrative Agent to but excluding the date the Administrative Agent recovers such amount at a rate per annum equal to (x) in the case of payment by a Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (y) in the case of payment by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to the relevant Loan.
2.19.Facility LCs.
(a)Issuance. The LC Issuer hereby agrees, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to issue standby Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars (each, a “Facility LC”) and to renew, extend, increase, decrease or otherwise modify each Facility LC (“Modify,” and each such action a “Modification”), from time to time from and including the date of this Agreement and prior to the Facility Termination Date upon the request of the Borrower; provided that immediately after each such Facility LC is issued or Modified, (i) the aggregate amount of the outstanding LC Obligations shall not exceed $50,000,000 and (ii) the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitment. No
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Facility LC shall have an expiry date later than the earlier to occur of (x) the fifth Business Day prior to the Facility Termination Date and (y) one (1) year after its issuance; provided, however, that the expiry date of a Facility LC may be up to one (1) year later than the fifth Business Day prior to the Facility Termination Date if the Borrower has posted on or before the fifth Business Day prior to the Facility Termination Date cash collateral in the Facility LC Collateral Account on terms satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to 103% of the LC Obligations with respect to such Facility LC. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the LC Issuer shall have no obligation hereunder to issue any Facility LC the proceeds of which would be made available to any Person (i) to fund any activity or business of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any country or territory that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of any Sanctions or (ii) in any manner that would result in a violation of any Sanctions by any party to this Agreement.
(b)Participations. Upon the issuance or Modification by the LC Issuer of a Facility LC in accordance with this Section 2.19, the LC Issuer shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably sold to each Lender, and each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the LC Issuer, a participation in such Facility LC (and each Modification thereof) and the related LC Obligations in proportion to its Pro Rata Share.
(c)Notice. Subject to Section 2.19(a), the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent notice prior to 10:00 a.m. (Minneapolis time) at least two (2) Business Days prior to the proposed date of issuance or Modification of each Facility LC, specifying the beneficiary, the proposed date of issuance (or Modification) and the expiry date of such Facility LC, and describing the proposed terms of such Facility LC and the nature of the transactions proposed to be supported thereby. Upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the LC Issuer and each Lender, of the contents thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s participation in such proposed Facility LC. The issuance or Modification by the LC Issuer of any Facility LC shall, in addition to the conditions precedent set forth in Article IV, be subject to the conditions precedent that such Facility LC shall be reasonably satisfactory to the LC Issuer and that the Borrower shall have executed and delivered such application agreement and/or such other instruments and agreements relating to such Facility LC as the LC Issuer shall have reasonably requested (each, a “Facility LC Application”). The LC Issuer shall have no independent duty to ascertain whether the conditions set forth in Article IV have been satisfied; provided, however, that the LC Issuer shall not issue a Facility LC if, on or before the proposed date of issuance, the LC Issuer shall have received notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders that any such condition has not been satisfied or waived. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of any Facility LC Application, the terms of this Agreement shall control.
(d)LC Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares, with respect to each Facility LC, a letter of credit fee at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Margin for Term SOFR Loans in effect from time to time on the average daily undrawn stated amount under such Facility LC, such fee to be payable in arrears on each Payment Date (the “LC Fee”). The Borrower shall also pay to the LC Issuer for its own account (x) a fronting fee in an amount agreed upon between the LC Issuer and the Borrower and (y) on demand, all amendment, drawing and other fees regularly charged by the LC Issuer to its letter of credit customers and all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the LC Issuer in connection with the issuance, Modification, administration or payment of any Facility LC.
(e)Administration; Reimbursement by Lenders. Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Facility LC of any demand for payment under such Facility LC, the LC Issuer shall notify the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the
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Borrower and each other Lender as to the amount to be paid by the LC Issuer as a result of such demand and the proposed payment date (the “LC Payment Date”), which LC Payment Date shall be no earlier than the first Business Day after the date such notice is given. The responsibility of the LC Issuer to the Borrower and each Lender shall be only to determine that the documents (including each demand for payment) delivered under each Facility LC in connection with such presentment shall be in conformity in all material respects with such Facility LC. The LC Issuer shall endeavor to exercise the same care in the issuance and administration of the Facility LCs as it does with respect to letters of credit in which no participations are granted, it being understood that in the absence of any gross negligence or willful misconduct by the LC Issuer, each Lender shall be unconditionally and irrevocably liable without regard to the occurrence of any Event of Default or any condition precedent whatsoever, to reimburse the LC Issuer on demand for (i) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount of each payment made by the LC Issuer under each Facility LC to the extent such amount is not reimbursed by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.19(f) below and there are not funds available in the Facility LC Collateral Account to cover the same, plus (ii) interest on the foregoing amount to be reimbursed by such Lender, for each day from the date of the LC Issuer’s demand for such reimbursement (or, if such demand is made after 11:00 a.m. (Minneapolis time) on such date, from the next succeeding Business Day) to the date on which such Lender pays the amount to be reimbursed by it at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
(f)Reimbursement by Borrower. The Borrower shall be irrevocably and unconditionally obligated to reimburse the LC Issuer on or before the applicable LC Payment Date for any amounts to be paid by the LC Issuer upon any drawing under any Facility LC, without presentment, demand, protest or other formalities of any kind; provided that neither the Borrower nor any Lender shall hereby be precluded from asserting any claim for direct (but not consequential) damages suffered by the Borrower or such Lender to the extent, but only to the extent, caused by (i) the willful misconduct or gross negligence of the LC Issuer in determining whether a request presented under any Facility LC issued by it complied with the terms of such Facility LC or (ii) the LC Issuer’s failure to pay under any Facility LC issued by it after the presentation to it of a request strictly complying with the terms and conditions of such Facility LC. All such amounts paid by the LC Issuer and remaining unpaid by the Borrower shall bear interest, payable on demand, for each day until paid at a rate per annum equal to (x) the rate applicable to Base Rate Advances for such day if such day falls on or before the applicable LC Payment Date and (y) the sum of 2.00% per annum plus the rate applicable to Base Rate Advances for such day if such day falls after such LC Payment Date. The LC Issuer will pay to each Lender ratably in accordance with its Pro Rata Share all amounts received by it from the Borrower for application in payment, in whole or in part, of the Reimbursement Obligation in respect of any Facility LC issued by the LC Issuer, but only to the extent such Lender has made payment to the LC Issuer in respect of such Facility LC pursuant to Section 2.19(e). Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including without limitation the submission of a Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice in compliance with Section 2.8 and the satisfaction of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Article IV), the Borrower may request an Advance hereunder for the purpose of satisfying any Reimbursement Obligation.
(g)Obligations Absolute. The Borrower’s obligations under this Section 2.19 shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances and irrespective of any setoff, counterclaim or defense to payment which the Borrower may have or have had against the LC Issuer, any Lender or any beneficiary of a Facility LC. The Borrower further agrees with the LC Issuer and the Lenders that the LC Issuer and the Lenders shall not be responsible for, and the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligation in respect of any Facility LC shall not be affected by, among other things, the validity or genuineness of documents or of any endorsements thereon, even if such documents should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, fraudulent or forged, or any dispute between or among the Borrower, any of its Affiliates, the beneficiary of
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any Facility LC or any financing institution or other party to whom any Facility LC may be transferred or any claims or defenses whatsoever of the Borrower or of any of its Affiliates against the beneficiary of any Facility LC or any such transferee. The LC Issuer shall not be liable for any error, omission, interruption or delay in transmission, dispatch or delivery of any message or advice, however transmitted, in connection with any Facility LC. The Borrower agrees that any action taken or omitted by the LC Issuer or any Lender under or in connection with each Facility LC and the related drafts and documents, if done without gross negligence or willful misconduct, shall be binding upon the Borrower and shall not put the LC Issuer or any Lender under any liability to the Borrower. Nothing in this Section 2.19(g) is intended to limit the right of the Borrower to make a claim against the LC Issuer for damages as contemplated by the proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.19(f).
(h)Actions of LC Issuer. The LC Issuer shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any Facility LC, draft, writing, resolution, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, cablegram, telegram, facsimile, telex, teletype or electronic mail message, statement, order or other document reasonably believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person or Persons, and upon advice and statements of legal counsel, independent accountants and other experts selected by the LC Issuer. The LC Issuer shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under this Agreement unless it shall first have received such advice or concurrence of the Required Lenders as it reasonably deems appropriate or it shall first be indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction by the Lenders against any and all liability and expense which may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.19, the LC Issuer shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Agreement in accordance with a request of the Required Lenders, and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon the Lenders and any future holders of a participation in any Facility LC.
(i)Indemnification. The Borrower hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Lender, the LC Issuer and the Administrative Agent, and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from and against any and all claims and damages, losses, liabilities and reasonable out-of-pocket costs or expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and disbursements) which such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent may incur (or which may be claimed against such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent by any Person whatsoever) by reason of or in connection with the issuance, execution and delivery or transfer of or payment or failure to pay under any Facility LC or any actual or proposed use of any Facility LC, including, without limitation, any claims, damages, losses, liabilities and reasonable out-of-pocket costs or expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and disbursements) which the LC Issuer may incur by reason of or in connection with (i) the failure of any other Lender to fulfill or comply with its obligations to the LC Issuer hereunder (but nothing herein contained shall affect any rights the Borrower may have against any Defaulting Lender) or (ii) by reason of or on account of the LC Issuer issuing any Facility LC which specifies that the term “Beneficiary” included therein includes any successor by operation of law of the named Beneficiary, but which Facility LC does not require that any drawing by any such successor Beneficiary be accompanied by a copy of a legal document, satisfactory to the LC Issuer, evidencing the appointment of such successor Beneficiary; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to indemnify any Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, agents or employees for any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses to the extent, but only to the extent, caused by (x) the willful misconduct or gross negligence of the LC Issuer in determining whether a request presented under any Facility LC complied with the terms of such Facility LC or (y) the LC Issuer’s failure to pay under any Facility LC after the presentation to it of a request strictly complying with the terms and conditions of such Facility LC. Nothing in this Section 2.19(i) is intended to limit the obligations of the Borrower under any other provision of this Agreement.
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(j)Lenders’ Indemnification. Each Lender shall, ratably in accordance with its Pro Rata Share, indemnify the LC Issuer, its Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower) against any cost, expense (including reasonable counsel fees and disbursements), claim, demand, action, loss or liability (except such as result from such indemnitees’ gross negligence or willful misconduct or the LC Issuer’s failure to pay under any Facility LC after the presentation to it of a request strictly complying with the terms and conditions of the Facility LC) that such indemnitees may suffer or incur in connection with this Section 2.19 or any action taken or omitted by such indemnitees hereunder.
(k)Facility LC Collateral Account. The Borrower agrees that it will, upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders and until the final expiration date of any Facility LC and thereafter as long as any amount is payable to the LC Issuer or the Lenders in respect of any Facility LC, maintain a special collateral account pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (the “Facility LC Collateral Account”), in the name of such Borrower but under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders and in which such Borrower shall have no interest other than as set forth in Section 8.1. The Borrower hereby pledges, assigns and grants to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of and for the ratable benefit of the Lenders and the LC Issuer, a security interest in all of the Borrower’s right, title and interest in and to all funds which may from time to time be on deposit in the Facility LC Collateral Account to secure the prompt and complete payment and performance of the Obligations. The Administrative Agent will invest any funds on deposit from time to time in the Facility LC Collateral Account in certificates of deposit of U.S. Bank having a maturity not exceeding thirty (30) days. Nothing in this Section 2.19(k) shall either obligate the Administrative Agent to require the Borrower to deposit any funds in the Facility LC Collateral Account or limit the right of the Administrative Agent to release any funds held in the Facility LC Collateral Account in each case other than as required by Section 2.22 or Section 8.1.
(l)Rights as a Lender. In its capacity as a Lender, the LC Issuer shall have the same rights and obligations as any other Lender.
2.20.Replacement of Lender. If (i) the Borrower is required pursuant to Sections 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5 to make any additional payment to any Lender, (ii) any Lender’s obligation to make or continue, or to convert Base Rate Advances into other Types of Advances shall be suspended pursuant to Section 3.3 or (iii) any Lender defaults in its obligation to make a Loan or to reimburse the LC Issuer pursuant to Section 2.19(e) or the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.4(d) or declines to approve an amendment or waiver that is approved by the Required Lenders or otherwise becomes a Defaulting Lender (any Lender so affected an “Affected Lender”), the Borrower may elect (in the case of clause (i) or (ii) above, if such amounts continue to be charged or such suspension is still effective) to replace such Affected Lender as a Lender party to this Agreement, provided that no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such replacement, and provided further that, concurrently with such replacement, (x) another bank or other entity which is reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall agree, as of such date, to purchase for cash at par the Advances and other Obligations due to the Affected Lender under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (other than any such other Obligations paid by the Borrower in accordance with clause (y) below) pursuant to an assignment substantially in the form of Exhibit C and to become a Lender for all purposes under this Agreement and to assume all obligations of the Affected Lender to be terminated as of such date and to comply with the requirements of Section 12.3 applicable to assignments, and (y) the Borrower shall pay to such Affected Lender in same day funds on the day of such replacement (A) all accrued and unpaid interest, fees and other amounts then due to such Affected Lender by the Borrower hereunder to but excluding the
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date of termination, including without limitation payments due to such Affected Lender under Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5.
2.21.Limitation of Interest. The Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders intend to strictly comply with all applicable laws, including applicable usury laws. Accordingly, the provisions of this Section 2.21 shall govern and control over every other provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document which conflicts or is inconsistent with this Section 2.21, even if such provision declares that it controls. As used in this Section 2.21, the term “interest” includes the aggregate of all charges, fees, benefits or other compensation which constitute interest under applicable law, provided that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, (a) any non-principal payment shall be characterized as an expense or as compensation for something other than the use, forbearance or detention of money and not as interest, and (b) all interest at any time contracted for, reserved, charged or received shall be amortized, prorated, allocated and spread, in equal parts during the full term of this Agreement. In no event shall the Borrower or any other Person be obligated to pay, or any Lender have any right or privilege to reserve, receive or retain, (a) any interest in excess of the maximum amount of nonusurious interest permitted under the applicable laws (if any) of the United States or of any applicable state, or (b) total interest in excess of the amount which such Lender could lawfully have contracted for, reserved, received, retained or charged had the interest been calculated for the full term of this Agreement at the Highest Lawful Rate. On each day, if any, that the interest rate (the “Stated Rate”) called for under this Agreement or any other Loan Document exceeds the Highest Lawful Rate, the rate at which interest shall accrue shall automatically be fixed by operation of this sentence at the Highest Lawful Rate for that day, and shall remain fixed at the Highest Lawful Rate for each day thereafter until the total amount of interest accrued equals the total amount of interest which would have accrued if there were no such ceiling rate as is imposed by this sentence. Thereafter, interest shall accrue at the Stated Rate unless and until the Stated Rate again exceeds the Highest Lawful Rate when the provisions of the immediately preceding sentence shall again automatically operate to limit the interest accrual rate. The daily interest rates to be used in calculating interest at the Highest Lawful Rate shall be determined by dividing the applicable Highest Lawful Rate per annum by the number of days in the calendar year for which such calculation is being made. None of the terms and provisions contained in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document which directly or indirectly relate to interest shall ever be construed without reference to this Section 2.21, or be construed to create a contract to pay for the use, forbearance or detention of money at an interest rate in excess of the Highest Lawful Rate. If the term of any Loan or any other Obligation outstanding hereunder or under the other Loan Documents is shortened by reason of acceleration of maturity as a result of any Event of Default or by any other cause, or by reason of any required or permitted prepayment, and if for that (or any other) reason any Lender at any time, including but not limited to, the stated maturity, is owed or receives (and/or has received) interest in excess of interest calculated at the Highest Lawful Rate, then and in any such event all of any such excess interest shall be canceled automatically as of the date of such acceleration, prepayment or other event which produces the excess, and, if such excess interest has been paid to such Lender, it shall be credited pro tanto against the then-outstanding principal balance of the Borrower’s Obligations to such Lender, effective as of the date or dates when the event occurs which causes it to be excess interest, until such excess is exhausted or all of such principal has been fully paid and satisfied, whichever occurs first, and any remaining balance of such excess shall be promptly refunded to its payor.
2.22.Defaulting Lenders.
(a)Defaulting Lender Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as such Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable law:
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(i)Waivers and Amendments. Such 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 the definition of Required Lenders and in the last paragraph of Section 8.3.
(ii)Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 11.1 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 such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the LC Issuer and Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the LC Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.22(d); fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account (including the Facility LC Collateral Account) and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize the LC Issuer’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Facility LCs issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.22(d); sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the LC Issuer or Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the LC Issuer or Swing Line Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender's breach of its obligations under this Agreement; eighth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent, distributed to the Lenders other than the Defaulting Lender until the ratio of the Outstanding Credit Exposures of such Lenders to the Aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure equals such ratio immediately prior to the Defaulting Lender’s failure to fund any portion of any Loans or participations in Facility LCs or Swing Line Loans; and ninth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or Facility LC issuances in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Facility LCs were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Credit Extensions of all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Credit Extensions of such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in LC Obligations and Swing Line Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments without giving effect to Section 2.22(a)(iv). 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 2.22(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and
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redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(iii)Certain Fees. (A) No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any commitment fee for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).
(B)Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive LC Fees for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its ratable share of the stated amount of Facility LCs for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.22(d).
(C)With respect to any commitment fee or LC Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (A) or (B) above, the Borrower shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in LC Obligations or Swing Line Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (y) pay to the LC Issuer and Swing Line Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to the LC Issuer’s or Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender (after giving effect to any such reallocation), and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iv)Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in LC Obligations and Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent, promptly following any written request from the Administrative Agent that it do so, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Outstanding Credit Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Commitment. No reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.
(v)Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swing Line Loans. If the reallocation described in clause (iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, (x) first, prepay Swing Line Loans in an amount equal to the Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize the LC Issuer’s Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.22(d).
(b)Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and the LC Issuer agree in writing that a Lender is no longer 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,
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purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Facility LCs and Swing Line Loans to be held pro rata by the Lenders in accordance with the Commitments (without giving effect to Section 2.22(a)(iv)), whereupon such 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 Borrower 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.
(c)New Swing Line Loans/Facility LCs. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) the Swing Line Lender shall not be required to fund any Swing Line Loans unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect to such Swing Line Loan and (ii) the LC Issuer shall not be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Facility LC unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.
(d)Cash Collateral. At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one (1) Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or the LC Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the LC Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 2.22(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.
(i)Grant of Security Interest. The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the LC Issuer, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such Cash Collateral as security for the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of LC Obligations, to be applied pursuant to clause (ii) below. If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent and the LC Issuer as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrower will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).
(ii)Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section 2.22 in respect of Facility LCs shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of LC Obligations (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
(iii)Termination of Requirement. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce the LC Issuer’s Fronting Exposure shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.22(d) following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender), or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the LC Issuer that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that, subject to this Section 2.22 the Person providing Cash Collateral
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and the LC Issuer may agree that Cash Collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations. So long as no Event of Default is then outstanding, if both the Borrower and the Defaulting Lender have provided Cash Collateral, any Cash Collateral no longer required to be held pursuant to this Section 2.22(d) shall be returned first to the Borrower until it has received all Cash Collateral provided by it (together with any interest or income accrued or earned thereon) and second to the Defaulting Lender.
2.23.Judgment Currency. If for the purposes of obtaining judgment in any court it is necessary to convert a sum due from the Borrower hereunder in the currency expressed to be payable herein (the “specified currency”) into another currency, the parties hereto agree, to the fullest extent that they may effectively do so, that the rate of exchange used shall be that at which in accordance with normal banking procedures the Administrative Agent could purchase the specified currency with such other currency at the Administrative Agent’s offices on the Business Day preceding that on which final, non-appealable judgment is given. The obligations of the Borrower in respect of any sum due to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency other than the specified currency, be discharged only to the extent that on the Business Day following receipt by such Lender or the Administrative Agent (as the case may be) of any sum adjudged to be so due in such other currency such Lender or the Administrative Agent (as the case may be) may in accordance with normal, reasonable banking procedures purchase the specified currency with such other currency. If the amount of the specified currency so purchased is less than the sum originally due to such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, in the specified currency, the Borrower agrees, to the fullest extent that it may effectively do so, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, against such loss, and if the amount of the specified currency so purchased exceeds (a) the sum originally due to any Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, in the specified currency and (b) any amounts shared with other Lenders as a result of allocations of such excess as a disproportionate payment to such Lender under Section 11.2, such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, agrees to remit such excess to the Borrower.
2.24.Increase Option. The Borrower may from time to time following the Fourth Amendment Effective Date elect to increase the Commitments, in each case in a minimum amount of $25,000,000 or such lower amount as the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree upon, so long as, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of such increases does not exceed $500,000,000. The Borrower may arrange for any such increase to be provided by one or more Lenders (each Lender so agreeing to an increase in its Commitment, an “Increasing Lender”), or by one or more new banks, financial institutions or other entities that are Eligible Assignees (each such new bank, financial institution or other entity, an “Augmenting Lender”), to increase their existing Commitments, or extend Commitments, as the case may be; provided that (i) each Augmenting Lender and each Increasing Lender so arranged by the Borrower shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the LC Issuer, in each case not to be unreasonably withheld, and (ii) (x) in the case of an Increasing Lender, the Borrower and such Increasing Lender execute an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit F hereto, and (y) in the case of an Augmenting Lender, the Borrower and such Augmenting Lender execute an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit G hereto. No consent of any Lender (other than the Lenders participating in the increase) shall be required for any increase in Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.24. Increases and new Commitments created pursuant to this Section 2.24 shall become effective on the date agreed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the relevant Increasing Lenders or Augmenting Lenders, and the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no increase in the Commitments (or in the Commitment of any Lender) shall become effective under this paragraph unless, (i) on the proposed date of the effectiveness of such increase, (A) the conditions set forth
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in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 4.2 shall be satisfied or waived by the Required Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to that effect dated such date and executed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower and (B) the Borrower shall be in compliance (on a pro forma basis reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) with the covenant contained in Section 6.15 as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been provided pursuant to Section 6.1 ended prior to giving effect to the applicable increase under this Section, and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received documents consistent with those delivered on the Effective Date as to the corporate power and authority of the Borrower to borrow hereunder after giving effect to such increase, as well as such documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request (including, without limitation, customary opinions of counsel, affirmations of Loan Documents and updated financial projections, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, demonstrating the Borrower’s anticipated compliance with Section 6.15 through the Facility Termination Date). On the effective date of any increase in the Commitments (i) each relevant Increasing Lender and Augmenting Lender shall make available to the Administrative Agent such amounts in immediately available funds as the Administrative Agent shall determine, for the benefit of the other Lenders, as being required in order to cause, after giving effect to such increase and the use of such amounts to make payments to such other Lenders, each Lender’s portion of the outstanding Revolving Loans of all the Lenders to equal its Pro Rata Share of such outstanding Revolving Loans, and (ii) the Borrower shall be deemed to have repaid and reborrowed all outstanding Revolving Loans as of the date of any increase in the Commitments (with such reborrowing to consist of the Types of Revolving Loans, with related Interest Periods if applicable, specified in a notice delivered by the Borrower, in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.3). The deemed payments made pursuant to clause (ii) of the immediately preceding sentence shall be accompanied by payment of all accrued interest on the amount prepaid and, in respect of each Loan accruing interest using Interest Periods, shall be subject to indemnification by the Borrower pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.4 if the deemed payment occurs other than on the last day of the related Interest Periods. Nothing contained in this Section 2.24 shall constitute, or otherwise be deemed to be, a commitment on the part of any Lender to increase its Commitment hereunder at any time.
2.25.Market Disruption. Notwithstanding the satisfaction of all conditions referred to in Article II and Article IV with respect to any Advance in any Agreed Currency other than Dollars, if there shall occur on or prior to the date of such Advance any change in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls, or any other event, in each case, which would in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders make it impracticable for the Loans comprising such Advance to be denominated in the Agreed Currency specified by the Borrower, then the Administrative Agent shall, at least two (2) Business Days before the relevant Borrowing Date, give notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders, and such Loans shall not be denominated in such Agreed Currency but shall be made on such Borrowing Date in Dollars, in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Dollar Amount as of such Borrowing Date of the aggregate principal amount specified in the related Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice, as Base Rate Loans, unless the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent at least one (1) Business Day before such Borrowing Date that (i) it elects not to borrow on such Borrowing Date or (ii) it elects to borrow on such Borrowing Date in a different Agreed Currency, as the case may be, in which the denomination of such Loans would in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders be practicable and in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Dollar Amount of the aggregate principal amount specified in the related Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice, as the case may be.
2.26.Extension Option.    
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2.26.1The Borrower may from time to time, pursuant to the provisions of this Section 2.26 and with the consent of the Required Lenders, agree with one or more Lenders to extend by one year the termination date of the Commitments or any portion thereof (each such modification, an “Extension”) pursuant to one or more written offers (each, an “Extension Offer”) made from time to time by the Borrower to all Lenders, in each case on a pro rata basis (based on their respective Pro Rata Shares) and on the same terms to each such Lender. The Borrower shall not request more than two Extensions; the first Extension may be not be requested earlier than a date that is more than four years prior to the Facility Termination Date and the second Extension may be not be requested earlier than a date that is more than four years prior to the then Extended Termination Date. In connection with each Extension, the Borrower will provide notification to the Administrative Agent (for distribution to the Lenders), no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Facility Termination Date of the requested new termination date for the extended Commitments (each an “Extended Termination Date”) and the due date for Lender responses. In connection with any Extension, each Lender wishing to participate in such Extension shall, prior to such due date, provide the Administrative Agent with a written notice thereof in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Any Lender that does not respond to an Extension Offer by the applicable due date shall be deemed to have rejected such Extension. The Outstanding Credit Exposure of any Lender that rejects an Extension shall be paid in full by the Borrower (i) as to any Outstanding Credit Exposure for which there has been no prior Extension, on the Facility Termination Date, (ii) as to Outstanding Credit Exposure for which there shall have been a previous Extension, on the existing Extended Termination Date for such Outstanding Credit Exposure. The Borrower shall not make any Extension Offer if (i) any Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, or (ii) there shall have occurred since the Fourth Amendment Effective Date a change in the business, Property, liabilities (actual and contingent), operations, condition (financial or otherwise), results of operations or prospects of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
2.26.2The Administrative Agent, with the consent of the Required Lenders, may enter into amendments (collectively, “Extension Amendments”) to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary in order to establish new classes of Commitments and Loans created pursuant to an Extension, in each case on terms consistent with this Section 2.26. Without limiting the foregoing, in connection with any Extension, the Borrower and any Subsidiary shall execute such agreements, confirmations or other documentation as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.26. This Section 2.26 shall supersede any provision in Section 8.3 to the contrary.
ARTICLE III

YIELD PROTECTION; TAXES
3.1.Yield Protection. If, after the date of this Agreement, there occurs any Change in Law which:
(a)subjects any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation, the LC Issuer, or the Administrative Agent to any Taxes (other than with respect to Indemnified Taxes, Excluded Taxes, and Other Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto, or
(b)imposes or increases or deems applicable any reserve, assessment, compulsory loan, insurance charge, special deposit, liquidity or similar requirement against
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assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer (other than reserves and assessments taken into account in determining the interest rate applicable to EURIBOR Advances or relevant Other Interest Rate Advances), or
(c)imposes any other condition (other than Taxes) the result of which is to increase the cost to any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer of making, funding, continuing, converting, or maintaining its Term SOFR Loans, EURIBOR Loans, RFR Loans, or Other Interest Rate Loans, or of issuing or participating in Facility LCs, or reduces any amount receivable by any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer in connection with its Term SOFR Loans, EURIBOR Loans, RFR Loans, or Other Interest Rate Loans, Facility LCs or participations therein, or requires any Lender or any applicable Lending Installation or the LC Issuer to make any payment calculated by reference to the amount of Term SOFR Loans, EURIBOR Loans, RFR Loans, or Other Interest Rate Loans, Facility LCs or participations therein held or interest or LC Fees received by it, by an amount deemed material by such Lender or the LC Issuer as the case may be,
and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Person of making, maintaining, continuing or converting its Loans or Commitment or of issuing or participating in Facility LCs or to reduce the amount received by such Person in connection with such Loans or Commitment, Facility LCs or participations therein, then, within fifteen (15) days after demand by such Person, the Borrower shall pay such Person such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Person for such increased cost or reduction in amount received, as the case may be; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate any Person for any such increased cost incurred or reduction suffered more than nine months prior to the date that such Person makes the aforesaid demand (except that if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased cost or reduction is retroactive, then such nine-month period shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
3.2.Changes in Capital Adequacy Regulations. If a Lender or the LC Issuer determines the amount of capital or liquidity required or expected to be maintained by such Lender or the LC Issuer, any Lending Installation of such Lender or the LC Issuer, or any corporation or holding company controlling such Lender or the LC Issuer is increased as a result of (i) a Change in Law or (ii) any change after the date of this Agreement in the Risk-Based Capital Guidelines, then, within fifteen (15) days of demand by such Lender or the LC Issuer, the Borrower shall pay such Lender or the LC Issuer the amount necessary to compensate for any shortfall in the rate of return on the portion of such increased capital or liquidity which such Lender or the LC Issuer reasonably determines is attributable to this Agreement, its Outstanding Credit Exposure or its Commitment to make Loans and issue or participate in Facility LCs, as the case may be, hereunder (after taking into account such Lender’s or the LC Issuer’s policies as to capital adequacy or liquidity), in each case that is attributable to such Change in Law or change in the Risk-Based Capital Guidelines, as applicable; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate any Lender or the LC Issuer for any such shortfall suffered more than nine months prior to the date that such Lender or LC Issuer makes the aforesaid demand (except that if the Change in Law or the change in Risk-Based Capital Guidelines giving rise to such shortfall is retroactive, then such nine-month period shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
3.3.Availability of Types of Advances; Adequacy of Interest Rate; Inability to Determine Rates.
3.3.1.Unavailability Generally. Subject to Sections 3.3.2 through 3.3.7 hereof:
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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, but subject to the remainder of this Section 3.3, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), or the Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent that the Required Lenders have determined, that:
(i)for any reason in connection with any request for an Advance (other than a Base Rate Advance), or a conversion or continuation thereof, that the Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate, Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, Adjusted Daily Simple RFR or Adjusted Other Interest Rate, as applicable, does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of the funding such Loans, or
(ii)the interest rate applicable to Advances (other than a Base Rate Advance) is not ascertainable or available (including, without limitation, because the applicable screen on which the rate for such Advance is published (including any successor or substitute page on such screen) is unavailable, and such inability to ascertain or unavailability is not expected to be permanent,
then the Administrative Agent shall suspend the availability of the Type of Advance subject thereto and require any affected Advance to be repaid or converted (and redenominated into Dollars, if applicable) to Base Rate Advances, subject to the payment of any funding indemnification amounts required by Section 3.4.
3.3.2.Benchmark Transition Event. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document (and any agreement evidencing Swap Obligations or Rate Management Obligations shall be deemed not to be a “Loan Document” for purposes of this Section 3.3), if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement with respect to Dollars is determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” with respect to any Agreed Currency for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided by the Administrative Agent 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.
3.3.3.Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the implementation 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 or any other Loan Document.
3.3.4.Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (A) the implementation of
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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 or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 3.3, 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 or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 3.3.
3.3.5.Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including the Term SOFR Screen Rate and the EURIBOR Screen Rate) and either (A) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (B) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove any tenor of such Benchmark that is unavailable or non-representative for any Benchmark settings and (ii) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.
3.3.6.Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon notice to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 13.1 of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period and until a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with this Section 3.3, the Borrower may revoke any request for an Advance (other than a Base Rate Advance) impacted by the applicable interest rate being unavailable, or any request for the conversion or continuation of such an Advance (other than a Base Rate Advance) to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period at the end of the applicable Interest Period, and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request at the end of the applicable Interest Period into a request for a Base Rate Advance or conversion to a Base Rate Advance (with a corresponding currency redenomination, if applicable). During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of the Alternate Base Rate based upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of the Alternate Base Rate.
3.4.Funding Indemnification.
3.4.1.Other than RFR Loans and Other Interest Rate Loans that do not accrue interest using Interest Periods, which are covered in Section 3.4.2 below, if (a) any payment of an Advance subject to Interest Periods occurs on a date which is not the last day of the applicable Interest Period, whether because of acceleration, prepayment or otherwise, (b) an Advance (other than a Base Rate Advance not using the Term SOFR component thereof) is not made on the date specified by the Borrower for any reason
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other than default by the Lenders, (c) a Loan subject to Interest Periods is converted other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (d) the Borrower fails to convert, continue or prepay any Loan (other than a Base Rate Loan not using the Term SOFR component thereof) on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto, or (e) any Loan subject to Interest Periods is assigned by any Lender which is not a Defaulting Lender other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.20, the Borrower will indemnify each Lender for such Lender’s reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses (other than funding costs and expenses) and Interest Differential (as reasonably determined by such Lender) incurred as a result of the applicable event. The term “Interest Differential” shall mean that sum equal to the greater of zero or the financial loss incurred by the Lender resulting from the applicable foregoing event, calculated as the difference between the amount of interest such Lender would have earned (from the investments in money markets as of the Borrowing Date of such Advance) had such event not occurred and the interest such Lender will actually earn (from like investments in money markets as of the date of such applicable event) as a result of the redeployment of funds from such event. Because of the short-term nature of this facility, Borrower agrees that Interest Differential shall not be discounted to its present value.
3.4.2.With respect to RFR Loans or Other Interest Rate Loans subject to Payment Date mechanics instead of Interest Period mechanics, in the event of (i) the payment of any principal of any such RFR Loan or Other Interest Rate Loan other than on the Payment Date applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default or an optional or mandatory prepayment of Loans), (ii) the failure to borrow or prepay any RFR Loan or Other Interest Rate Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice may be revoked under Section 2.7 and is revoked in accordance therewith), (iii) the assignment of any RFR Loan or Other Interest Rate Loan other than on the Payment Date applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to the terms hereof or (iv) the failure by the Borrower to make any payment of any Loan or drawing under any Letter of Credit (or interest due thereof) denominated in an Agreed Currency (other than Dollars) on its scheduled due date or any payment thereof in a different currency, then, in any such event, the Borrower shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event. A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Company or Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
3.5.Taxes.
(a)Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any applicable law requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment, then the Borrower shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax or Other Tax, then the sum payable by the Borrower shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.5) the applicable Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
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(b)The Borrower shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
(c)The Borrower shall indemnify the Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent, within fifteen (15) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes and Other Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes and Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 3.5) payable or paid by such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Lender, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes and Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender or LC Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or LC Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(d)Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within fifteen (15) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes and Other Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and Other Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 12.2(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register, and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (d).
(e)As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 3.5, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(f)(i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 3.5(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
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(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
(A)any Lender that is a United States Person for U.S. federal income Tax purposes shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding Tax;
(B)any Non-U.S. Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Non-U.S. Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(1)in the case of a Non-U.S. Lender claiming the benefits of an income Tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such Tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such Tax treaty;
(2)executed originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3)in the case of a Non-U.S. Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate to the effect that such Non-U.S. Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E; or
(4)to the extent a Non-U.S. Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, IRS Form W-8IMY or IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable.
(C)any Non-U.S. Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Non-U.S. Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
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(D)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 (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount, if any, to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
(iii)Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(g)If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 3.5 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.5), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (g), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (g) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This paragraph shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.
(h)Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.5 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.
(i)For purposes of Section 3.5(d) and (f), the term “Lender” includes the LC Issuer.
(j)For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) the Loans and the Facility LCs as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i).
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3.6.Selection of Lending Installation; Mitigation Obligations; Lender Statements; Survival of Indemnity. To the extent reasonably possible, each Lender shall designate an alternate Lending Installation with respect to its Revolving Loans and its participation in Swing Line Loans and Facility LCs to reduce any liability of the Borrower to such Lender under Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5 or to avoid the unavailability of Advances or Loans under Section 3.3 or to eliminate the need for notice pursuant to Section 3.7, so long as such designation is not, in the judgment of such Lender, disadvantageous to such Lender. Each Lender shall deliver a written statement of such Lender to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) as to the amount due, if any, under Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 or 3.5. Such written statement shall set forth in reasonable detail the calculations upon which such Lender determined such amount and shall be final, conclusive and binding on the Borrower in the absence of manifest error. Determination of amounts payable under such Sections in connection with a Loan shall be calculated as though each Lender, including the Swing Line Lender, funded its Loan through the purchase of a deposit of the type and maturity corresponding to the deposit used as a reference in determining the interest rate applicable to such Loan, whether in fact that is the case or not. Unless otherwise provided herein, the amount specified in the written statement of any Lender shall be payable on demand after receipt by the Borrower of such written statement. The obligations of the Borrower under Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5 shall survive payment of the Obligations and termination of this Agreement.
3.7.Illegality. If any Lender determines that any Change in Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted after the Second Amendment Effective Date that it is unlawful, for such Lender or its applicable lending office to make, maintain, or fund Advances whose interest is determined by reference to an interest rate other than the Base Rate, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon a particular rate provided hereunder (other than the Base Rate), or any Governmental Authority has imposed after the Second Amendment Effective Date material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, the applicable Agreed Currency in the applicable interbank market, then, upon notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower (through the Administrative Agent), (a) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Advances using the applicable interest rate or to convert Base Rate Advances to Advances using such applicable interest rate shall be suspended, and (b) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Term SOFR Advances, then any computation of the Base Rate shall exclude the Term SOFR Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (i) the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all affected Advances of such Lender to Base Rate Advances (excluding the Term SOFR Rate component thereof, as applicable), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor (or, for an RFR Loan or impacted Other Interest Rate Loan, the next Business Day after receipt of such notice), if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such affected Advances to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such affected Advances and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon Term SOFR, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Term SOFR 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 Term SOFR Rate. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.4.
ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
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4.1.Initial Credit Extension. The Lenders shall not be required to make the initial Credit Extension hereunder unless each of the following conditions is satisfied:
(a)The Administrative Agent shall have received executed counterparts of each of this Agreement and the Guaranty.
(b)The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, signed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower, stating that on the date of the initial Credit Extension (1) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (2) the representations and warranties contained in Article V are true and correct in all material respects as of such date, except to the extent any such representation or warranty is stated to relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty shall have been true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date.
(c)The Administrative Agent shall have received a written opinion of the Borrower’s and Guarantors’ counsel (which may include local counsel and in-house counsel), addressed to the Lenders, substantially covering the opinions set forth in Exhibit A.
(d)The Administrative Agent shall have received any Notes requested by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.13 payable to the order of each such requesting Lender.
(e)The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates relating to the organization, existence and good standing of the Borrower and each initial Guarantor, the authorization of the transactions contemplated hereby and any other legal matters relating to the Borrower and such Guarantors, the Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel and as further described in the list of closing documents attached as Exhibit H.
(f)If the initial Credit Extension will be the issuance of a Facility LC, the Administrative Agent shall have received a properly completed Facility LC Application.
(g)The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees due and payable on or prior to the date hereof, and, to the extent invoiced prior to the date hereof, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses required to be reimbursed or paid by the Borrower hereunder.
(h)There shall not have occurred a material adverse change in the business, Property, financial condition or results of operations the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, since December 31, 2011.
(i)The Administrative Agent shall have received evidence of all governmental, equity holder and third party consents and approvals necessary in connection with the contemplated financing and all such consents and approvals are in full force and effect and all applicable waiting periods shall have expired without any action being taken by any authority that would be reasonably likely to restrain, prevent or impose any material adverse conditions on the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and no law or regulation shall be applicable which in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent could have such effect.
4.2.Each Credit Extension. The Lenders shall not (except as otherwise set forth in Section 2.4(d) with respect to Revolving Loans for the purpose of repaying Swing Line Loans) be required to make any Credit Extension unless on the applicable Borrowing Date:
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(a)There exists no Default or Event of Default, nor would a Default or Event of Default result from such Credit Extension.
(b)The representations and warranties contained in Article V are true and correct in all material respects as of such Borrowing Date, except to the extent any such representation or warranty is stated to relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty shall have been true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date.
Each Borrowing/Conversion/Continuation Notice or Swing Line Borrowing Notice, as the case may be, or request for issuance of a Facility LC with respect to each such Credit Extension shall constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrower that the conditions contained in Sections 4.2(a) and (b) have been satisfied.
ARTICLE V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Borrower represents and warrants to the Lenders that:
5.1.Existence and Standing. Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries is a corporation, partnership (in the case of Subsidiaries only) or limited liability company duly and properly incorporated or formed, as the case may be, validly existing and (to the extent such concept applies to such entity) in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization and has all requisite organizational authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted. Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries is duly qualified and in good standing as a foreign corporation or other entity in each jurisdiction in which the character of the properties owned, leased or operated by it or the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified and in good standing would not be reasonably likely to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
5.2.Authorization and Validity. The Borrower has the corporate power and authority to execute and deliver the Loan Documents to which it is a party and to perform its obligations thereunder. The execution and delivery by the Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the performance of its obligations thereunder have been duly authorized by proper corporate proceedings on the part of the Borrower, and the Loan Documents to which the Borrower is a party constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of the Borrower enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with their terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally or by general principles of equity.
5.3.No Conflict; Government Consent. Neither the execution and delivery by the Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, nor the consummation by the Borrower of the transactions therein contemplated, nor compliance by the Borrower with the provisions thereof will violate (i) any law, rule, regulation, order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree or award binding on the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or (ii) the Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s articles or certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, certificate of partnership, articles or certificate of organization, by-laws, or operating or other management agreement, as the case may be, or (iii) the provisions of any indenture, instrument or agreement evidencing Indebtedness or payment obligations in excess of $125,000,000 to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or is subject, or by which it, or its Property, is bound, or conflict with or constitute a default thereunder, or result in, or require, the creation or imposition of any Lien in, of or on the Property of the Borrower or a Subsidiary pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, instrument or agreement. No order, consent, adjudication, approval,
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license, authorization, or validation of, or filing, recording or registration with, or exemption by, or other action in respect of any governmental or public body or authority, or any subdivision thereof, which has not been obtained by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, is required to be obtained by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the execution and delivery by the Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, the Advances under this Agreement, or the payment and performance by the Borrower of the Obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, or in order to insure the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against the Borrower of any of the Loan Documents to which it is a party.
5.4.Financial Statements. The December 31, 2011 audited consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, and their unaudited financial statements dated as of June 30, 2012, heretofore delivered to the Lenders were prepared in accordance with GAAP in effect as of the respective dates of such statements (subject, in the case of the interim financial statements, to normal year-end adjustments and the absence of footnote disclosures) and fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries at such respective dates and the consolidated results of their operations for the respective periods then ended.
5.5.Material Adverse Change. Since December 31, 2021, there has been no change in the business, Property, financial condition or results of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.6.Taxes. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have filed all United States federal and state income Tax returns and all other material Tax returns which are required to be filed by them (after giving effect to any extension) and have paid all United States federal and state income Taxes and all other material Taxes due from the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, pursuant to any assessment received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, except such Taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith and as to which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP. As of the date of this Agreement, no Tax Liens have been filed and no claims have been asserted with respect to any such Taxes. The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in respect of any Taxes or other governmental charges are adequate.
5.7.Litigation. There is no litigation, arbitration, governmental investigation, proceeding or inquiry pending or, to the knowledge of any of the Borrower’s officers, threatened against the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or which seeks to prevent, enjoin or delay the making of any Credit Extensions.
5.8.Subsidiaries. Schedule 5.8 contains an accurate list of all Subsidiaries of the Borrower as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, setting forth their respective jurisdictions of organization and the percentage of their respective capital stock or other ownership interests owned by the Borrower or other Subsidiaries as of the date of this Agreement. All of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock or other ownership interests of such Subsidiaries have been (to the extent such concepts are relevant with respect to such ownership interests) duly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable.
5.9.ERISA. With respect to each Plan, the Borrower and all ERISA Affiliates have paid all required minimum contributions and installments on or before the due dates provided under Section 430(j) of the Code and could not reasonably be subject to a lien under Section 430(k) of the Code or Title IV of ERISA. Neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has filed, pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA, an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard. No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably
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expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.10.Accuracy of Information.
(a)No written information, exhibit or report furnished by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender in connection with the negotiation of, or compliance with, the Loan Documents (other than projections and information of a general economic or general industry nature), when taken as a whole, contained as of the date furnished any material misstatement of fact or omitted to state as of the date furnished any material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein not materially misleading in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made. All projections furnished by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender in connection with the negotiation of, or compliance with, the Loan Documents were prepared in good faith based upon reasonable assumptions (it being recognized by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that such projections are not to be viewed as facts and that actual results during the period or periods covered by any such projections may differ from projected results, and such differences may be material).
(b)The information included in any Beneficial Ownership Certification, as and when delivered, is true and correct in all respects.
5.11.Regulation U. Margin stock (as defined in Regulation U) constitutes less than 25% of the value of those assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries which are subject to any limitation on sale, pledge, or other restriction hereunder.
5.12.Compliance With Laws. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries are in compliance in all respects with all applicable statutes, rules, regulations, orders and restrictions of any domestic or foreign government or any instrumentality or agency thereof having jurisdiction over the conduct of their respective businesses or the ownership of their respective Property, except where failure to be in such compliance could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.13.Ownership of Properties. Except as set forth in Schedule 5.13, on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower or a Subsidiary has good title, free of all Liens other than those permitted by Section 6.14, to all of the Property and assets reflected in the Borrower’s most recent consolidated financial statements provided to the Administrative Agent as owned by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (other than any such Property or assets that have been disposed since the date of such financial statements and prior to the date hereof in the ordinary course of business)).
5.14.Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions. The Borrower is not an entity deemed to hold “plan assets” within the meaning of 29 C.F.R. § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, of an employee benefit plan (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) which is subject to Title I of ERISA or any plan (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code) which is subject to Section 4975 of the Code, and neither the execution of this Agreement nor the making of Credit Extensions hereunder gives rise to a prohibited transaction within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code. The assets of Borrower are not subject to, and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not violate, any law, rule or regulation which is substantially similar to the prohibited transaction provisions of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code.
5.15.Environmental Matters. In the ordinary course of its business, the officers of the Borrower consider the effect of Environmental Laws on the business of the Borrower and its
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Subsidiaries, in the course of which they identify and evaluate potential risks and liabilities accruing to the Borrower due to Environmental Laws. On the basis of this consideration, the Borrower has concluded its Property and operations and those of its Subsidiaries are in compliance with applicable Environmental Laws, except where failure to be in such compliance could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and that none of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is subject to any liability under Environmental Laws that individually or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary has received any notice to the effect that its Property and/or operations are not in material compliance with any of the requirements of applicable Environmental Laws or are the subject of any federal or state investigation evaluating whether any remedial action is needed to respond to a release of any Hazardous Material, which non-compliance or remedial action could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.16.Investment Company Act. Neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary is an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company”, within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
5.17.Insurance. The Borrower maintains, and has caused each Subsidiary to maintain, with financially sound and reputable insurance companies, property insurance, liability insurance and environmental insurance in such amounts, subject to such deductibles and self-insurance retentions and covering such properties and risks as is consistent with sound business practice.
5.18.No Default. No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.
5.19.Anti-Corruption Laws; Sanctions; Anti-Terrorism Laws.
(a)The Borrower, its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of any of the Borrower’s officers, their respective officers, employees, directors and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects. None of the Borrower, any Subsidiary or, to the knowledge of any of the Borrower’s officers, any of their respective directors, officers or employees or any Person owning, directly or indirectly, 50% or more of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, is a Sanctioned Person. No Loan or Facility LC, use of the proceeds of any Loan or Facility LC or other transactions contemplated hereby will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or applicable Sanctions.
(b)The use of the proceeds of the Loans made hereunder will not violate the PATRIOT Act, the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, or any of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 C.F.R., Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) or any enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto or successor statute thereto. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries are in compliance in all material respects with the PATRIOT Act.
5.20.Affected Financial Institution. No Loan Party is an Affected Financial Institution.
ARTICLE VI

COVENANTS
So long as any Commitments are outstanding or any Obligations under the Loan Documents remain unpaid (other than (i) LC Obligations that have been Cash Collateralized, or (ii) contingent indemnification obligations or contingent obligations under Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 or 3.5 hereof absent the assertion of a claim with respect thereto), unless the Required Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing:
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6.1.Financial Reporting. The Borrower will maintain, for itself and each Subsidiary, a system of accounting established and administered in accordance with GAAP, and furnish to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders:
(a)Within 90 days after the close of each of its fiscal years, an unqualified (except for qualifications relating to changes in accounting principles or practices reflecting changes in GAAP) audit report, with no going concern modifier, certified by Deloitte & Touche LLP or another firm of independent certified public accountants of recognized national standing selected by the Borrower, prepared in accordance with GAAP on a consolidated basis for itself and its Subsidiaries, including a balance sheet as of the end of such period, and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows.
(b)Within 45 days after the close of the first three (3) quarterly periods of each of its fiscal years, for itself and its Subsidiaries, a consolidated unaudited balance sheet as at the close of each such period and consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the period from the beginning of such fiscal year to the end of such quarter, all certified by an Authorized Officer.
(c)Together with the financial statements required under Sections 6.1(a) and (b), a compliance certificate in substantially the form of Exhibit B signed by an Authorized Officer showing the calculations necessary to determine compliance with this Agreement and stating that no Default or Event of Default exists, or if any Default or Event of Default exists, stating the nature and status thereof.
(d)Promptly upon the furnishing thereof to the shareholders of the Borrower, copies of all financial statements, reports and proxy statements so furnished.
(e)Promptly upon the filing thereof, copies of all registration statements and annual, quarterly, monthly or other regular reports which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
(f)On or promptly after any time at which the Borrower or any Subsidiary becomes subject to the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a completed Beneficial Ownership Certification in form and detail acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
(g)Such other information (including non-financial information and environmental reports) as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request, including information and documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative agent or any Lender for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” requirements under the PATRIOT Act or other applicable anti-money laundering laws.
Any information required to be furnished pursuant to Section 6.1(a), Section 6.1(b), Section 6.1(d) or Section 6.1(e) shall be deemed to have been furnished on the date on which the Lenders receive notice that the Borrower has filed such financial statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is available on the EDGAR website on the Internet at www.sec.gov or any successor government website that is freely and readily available to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders without charge. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall deliver paper or electronic copies of any such financial statement to the Administrative Agent if the Administrative Agent reasonably requests the Borrower to furnish such paper or electronic copies until written notice to cease delivering such paper or electronic copies is given by the Administrative Agent.
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6.2.Use of Proceeds. The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, use the proceeds of the Credit Extensions for general corporate and working capital purposes, capital expenditures, dividends and distributions, repurchases of the Borrower’s common stock, and Acquisitions that constitute Permitted Acquisitions. The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, use any of the proceeds of the Advances to purchase or carry any “margin stock” (as defined in Regulation U). The Borrower will not request any Loan or Facility LC, and the Borrower shall not use, and the Borrower shall ensure that its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Loan or Facility LC (i) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws or (ii) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country.
6.3.Notice of Material Events. The Borrower will, or will cause each Subsidiary to, give notice in writing to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, promptly and in any event within 5 Business Days (other than with respect to clauses (a) below, which shall be 2 Business Days) after an officer of the Borrower obtains knowledge thereof, of the occurrence of any of the following:
(a)any Default or Event of Default;
(b)the filing or commencement of any action, suit or proceeding by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority (including pursuant to any applicable Environmental Laws) against the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof that would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or which seeks to prevent, enjoin or delay the making of any Credit Extensions;
(c)with respect to a Plan, (i) any failure to pay all required minimum contributions and installments on or before the due dates provided under Section 430(j) of the Code or (ii) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA, of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard;
(d)the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(e)any material change in accounting policies of, or financial reporting practices by, the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(f)any change in the information provided in any Beneficial Ownership Certification that would result in a change to the list of beneficial owners identified in parts (c) or (d) of such certification; and
(g)any other development, financial or otherwise, which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Each notice delivered under this Section shall be accompanied by a statement of an officer of the Borrower setting forth the details of the event or development requiring such notice and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto.
6.4.Conduct of Business. Subject to Section 6.10, the Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, carry on and conduct its business in substantially the same fields of enterprise as any of the businesses of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries are presently conducted (or fields of enterprise incidental or complementary thereto) and do all things necessary to remain duly
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incorporated or organized, validly existing and (to the extent such concept applies to such entity) in good standing as a domestic corporation, partnership or limited liability company in its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, as the case may be, and maintain all requisite organizational authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted.
6.5.Taxes. The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, timely file (after giving effect to any extensions) complete and correct United States federal and state income Tax returns and all other material Tax returns required by law and pay when due all United States federal and state income Taxes and all other material Taxes upon it or its income, profits or Property, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, with respect to which adequate reserves have been set aside in accordance with GAAP.
6.6.Insurance. The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies property insurance, liability insurance and environmental insurance in such amounts, subject to such deductibles and self-insurance retentions and covering such properties and risks as is consistent with sound business practice, and the Borrower will furnish to any Lender upon request full information as to the insurance carried.
6.7.Compliance with Laws. The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, comply in all respects with all laws, rules, regulations, orders, writs, judgments, injunctions, decrees or awards to which it may be subject including, without limitation, all Environmental Laws, except where failure to comply therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Borrower will maintain in effect and use commercially reasonable efforts to enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions
6.8.Maintenance of Properties. The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, do all things necessary to maintain, preserve, protect and keep its material Property in good repair, working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, and make all necessary and proper repairs, renewals and replacements so that its business carried on in connection therewith may be properly conducted at all times; provided, that this Section shall not prevent the Borrower or any Subsidiary from discontinuing the operation and maintenance of any of its Property if the Borrower, using its good faith judgment, has determined that such Property is no long reasonably material or necessary to the operation of its or the applicable Subsidiary’s business and discontinuing such operation or maintenance would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.9.Books and Records; Inspection. The Borrower will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities. The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, permit the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, by their respective representatives and agents, at the Borrower’s expense, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and otherwise, at the expense of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, to inspect any of the Property, books and financial records of the Borrower and each Subsidiary, to examine and make copies of the books of accounts and other financial records of the Borrower and each Subsidiary, and to discuss the affairs, finances and accounts of the Borrower and each Subsidiary with, and to be advised as to the same by, their respective officers at such reasonable times and intervals as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may designate.
6.10.Merger. The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, merge or consolidate with or into any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or
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consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve, except that (i) a Subsidiary may merge, consolidate, liquidate or dissolve into the Borrower or a Guarantor (with the Borrower or a Guarantor being the survivor thereof, and with the Borrower being the survivor of any merger with any Guarantor or Subsidiary), (ii) a non-Guarantor Subsidiary may merge, consolidate, liquidate or dissolve into another non-Guarantor Subsidiary, and (iii) the Borrower or any Subsidiary may merge or consolidate with or into any Person other than the Borrower or a Subsidiary in order to effect a Permitted Acquisition (with the Borrower or a Subsidiary being the survivor thereof).
6.11.Sale of Assets. The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of its Property to any other Person, except:
(a)Sales of inventory, or used, obsolete, idle, worn-out or surplus equipment, all in the ordinary course of business.
(b)The sale of equipment to the extent that such equipment is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement equipment, or the proceeds of such sale are applied with reasonable promptness to the purchase price of such replacement equipment.
(c)Sales of Property (i) between Loan Parties, (ii) between non-Loan Party Subsidiaries, and (iii) by a non-Loan Party Subsidiary to a Loan Party.
(d)Any transfer of an interest (whether characterized as the grant of a security interest or the transfer of ownership) in Receivables and related assets as part of a Qualified Receivables Transaction.
(e)The licensing of rights to use intellectual property in the ordinary course of business or in settlement of any litigation or claims in respect of intellectual property and the leasing of real property or equipment in the ordinary course of business or as part of or incidental to the provision of transitional services to a purchaser of Property in connection with a disposition of such Property permitted by this Agreement.
(f)Sales of Investments permitted by Section 6.12(a).
(g)Any lease, sale or other disposition of its Property that, together with all other Property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries previously leased, sold or disposed of pursuant to this clause (g) during the four quarter period ending with the quarter in which such lease, sale or other disposition occurs, do not constitute a Substantial Portion of the Property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 6.11, the Borrower may, or may permit any Subsidiary to, make a disposition of Property, and such disposition shall not be subject to or included in any of the foregoing limitations (including the basket set forth in Section 6.11(g)) if the net proceeds resulting from such disposition are, within 90 days after the consummation of such disposition, reinvested in productive Property used in carrying on the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
6.12.Investments. The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, make or suffer to exist any Investments (including without limitation, loans and advances to, and other Investments in, Subsidiaries), or commitments therefor, or to create any Subsidiary or to become or remain a partner in any partnership or joint venture, except:
(a)Cash Equivalent Investments and Investments made pursuant to the Borrower’s Investment Policy and Guidelines delivered to the Administrative Agent and the
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Lenders as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (with such changes thereto as approved by the Administrative Agent).
(b)Investments in Subsidiaries in existence on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and described in Schedule 6.12.
(c)Investments constituting Permitted Acquisitions (including, without limitation, any nominal amounts invested by the Borrower or a Subsidiary thereof to capitalize a new Subsidiary formed to consummate the applicable Acquisition, together with any incidental amounts required to be paid as part of the formation process for such Subsidiary).
(d)Investments by (i) Loan Parties in other Loan Parties, (ii) non-Loan Party Subsidiaries in other non-Loan Party Subsidiaries, and (iii) non-Loan Party Subsidiaries in Loan Parties.
(e)The repurchase of capital stock and other securities of the Borrower.
(f)Other Investments, provided that the aggregate amount of such other Investments does not exceed 20% of Consolidated Net Worth (as determined as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered under Section 6.1). In determining the amount of Investments permitted under this clause (f), loans, advances, bonds, notes, debentures and similar Investments shall be taken at the principal amount thereof then remaining unpaid, and stocks, mutual funds, partnership interests and similar Investments shall be taken at the original cost thereof (regardless of any subsequent appreciation or depreciation therein) net of any cash distributions in respect thereof.
(g)Investments comprised of capital contributions (whether in the form of cash, a note, or other assets) to a Qualified Receivables Entity or otherwise resulting from transfers of assets permitted by Section 6.11(d) to such a Qualified Receivables Entity.
6.13.[Reserved].
6.14.Liens. The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, or suffer to exist any Lien in, of or on the Property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, except:
(a)Liens for Taxes, assessments or governmental charges or levies on its Property if the same shall not at the time be delinquent or thereafter can be paid without penalty, or are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP shall have been set aside on its books.
(b)Liens imposed by law, such as carriers’, warehousemen’s and mechanics’ liens and other similar liens arising in the ordinary course of business which secure payment of obligations not more than 60 days past due or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP shall have been set aside on its books.
(c)Liens arising out of pledges or deposits under worker’s compensation laws, unemployment insurance, old age pensions, or other social security or retirement benefits, or similar legislation.
(d)Utility easements, building restrictions and such other encumbrances or charges against real property as are of a nature generally existing with respect to properties of a
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similar character and which do not in any material way affect the marketability of the same or interfere with the use thereof in the business of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries.
(e)Liens arising solely by virtue of any statutory or common law provision relating to bankers’ liens, rights of set-off or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts, securities accounts or other funds maintained with a creditor depository institution; provided that (i) such account is not a dedicated cash collateral account and is not subject to restriction against access by Borrower or a Subsidiary in excess of those set forth by regulations promulgated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and (ii) such account is not intended by the Borrower or any Subsidiary to provide collateral to the depository institution.
(f)Liens existing on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and described in Schedule 6.14.
(g)Liens on Property acquired in any Permitted Acquisition, provided that such Liens extend only to the Property so acquired and were not created in contemplation of such acquisition.
(h)Liens granted pursuant to this Agreement.
(i)Liens to secure the performance of bids, tenders, contracts (other than for the payment of Indebtedness), leases, statutory obligations, liability to insurance carriers, surety or appeal bonds, performance bonds or other obligations of a like nature (including Liens to secure letters of credit issued to assure payment of such obligations).
(j)Liens consisting of licenses or leases permitted by Section 6.11(e).
(k)Liens incurred in connection with any transfer of an interest (whether characterized as the grant of a security interest or the transfer of ownership) in Receivables, related assets and the deposit accounts into which proceeds of such Receivables and related assets may be deposited as part of a Qualified Receivables Transaction; provided, that proceeds of assets unrelated to such a Qualified Receivables Transaction may be deposited from time to time into one or more of such deposit accounts, with the understanding that (x) such proceeds shall be transferred promptly out of such account into a different account that is not subject to a Lien in respect of such Qualified Receivables Transaction, and (y) the creditors or purchasers under such Qualified Receivables Transaction shall have agreed in writing that they shall return to the Borrower (or another Loan Party, as applicable) any such proceeds received during a time in which such creditors or purchasers have exercised their right of exclusive access to such account.
(l)Judgment Liens that would not constitute an Event of Default; and
(m)Other Liens securing Indebtedness or other liabilities or obligations, provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness or other liabilities or obligations at any time outstanding secured by Liens described in this clause (m) at any time does not exceed 10% of the Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ consolidated total assets (as determined as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been provided under Section 6.1).
6.15.Financial Covenants.
(a)[Reserved].
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(b)The Borrower will not permit the Net Leverage Ratio, determined as of the end of each of its fiscal quarters, to be greater than (x) 3.50 to 1.00 or (y) the Maximum Increased Leverage Ratio (with the Maximum Increased Leverage Ratio applying on and after the last day of the fiscal quarter in which such increase occurs); provided that, if a Leverage Holiday has been exercised and the request therefor has been given effect, the Borrower will not permit the Net Leverage Ratio, determined as of the end of each of its four consecutive fiscal quarters beginning with the fiscal quarter in which such Leverage Holiday is exercised, to be greater than 4.25 to 1.00.
(c)Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary set forth herein, if, after the Second Amendment Effective Date (i)  any financial covenant set forth in Section 10.6 of the Senior Note Purchase Agreement or any other agreements, documents and instruments delivered in connection therewith (together with all definitions and relative components used therein) becomes more restrictive than any corresponding financial covenant set forth in this Section 6.15 (including any financial covenants added hereto after the Second Amendment Effective Date) or (ii) any additional financial covenant is added to the Senior Note Purchase Agreement, then this Agreement automatically, and without any further action by the Borrower or any other party hereto, shall be amended to apply such more restrictive financial covenant (or such additional financial covenant, as applicable) set forth in the Senior Note Purchase Agreement in lieu of (or in addition to, as the case may be) such financial covenant set forth in this Section 6.15. The Borrower shall promptly (and in any event within three (3) Business Days) notify the Administrative Agent of any such modification and shall promptly deliver all amendment documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to give further effect to such modifications hereunder. Only the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall be required to execute any such amendment hereto.
6.16.Further Assurances.
(a)As promptly as possible but in any event within thirty (30) days (or such later date as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) after a Material Domestic Subsidiary is organized or acquired, or any Person becomes a Material Domestic Subsidiary pursuant to the definition thereof, or is designated by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as a Material Domestic Subsidiary, the Borrower shall provide the Administrative Agent with written notice thereof setting forth information in reasonable detail describing the material assets of such Subsidiary and shall cause each such Subsidiary to deliver to the Administrative Agent a joinder to the Guaranty in the form contemplated thereby) pursuant to which such Subsidiary agrees to be bound by the terms and provisions thereof, such Guaranty joinders to be accompanied by an updated organizational chart for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries substantially similar to Schedule 5.8 hereto designating such Material Domestic Subsidiary as such, appropriate corporate resolutions, other corporate documentation and legal opinions, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel, and such other documentation as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.
6.17.PATRIOT Act Compliance. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary to, provide such information and take such actions as are reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in order to assist the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in maintaining compliance with the PATRIOT Act.
ARTICLE VII

DEFAULTS
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The occurrence of any one or more of the following events shall constitute an Event of Default (each, an “Event of Default”):
7.1.Any representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to the Lenders or the Administrative Agent under or in connection with this Agreement, any other Loan Document, any Credit Extension, or any certificate or information delivered in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be materially false on the date made or deemed made.
7.2.Nonpayment of (i) principal of any Loan when due or any payment under the Guaranty when required, (ii) any Reimbursement Obligation within one (1) Business Day after the same becomes due, or (iii) interest upon any Loan or of any commitment fee, LC Fee or other obligations under any of the Loan Documents within five (5) days after the same becomes due.
7.3.The breach by the Borrower of any of the terms or provisions of Section 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 (other than with respect to the last sentence thereof), 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.14, 6.15, 6.16 or 6.17.
7.4.The breach by the Borrower or any Guarantor (other than a breach which constitutes an Event of Default under another Section of this Article VII) of any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Document which is not remedied within thirty (30) days after the Administrative Agent or any Lender notifies the Borrower of any such breach.
7.5.Failure of the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries to pay when due any payment (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) in respect of any Material Indebtedness and the expiration of any applicable grace period with respect thereto; or the default by the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries in the performance (beyond the applicable grace period with respect thereto, if any) of any term, provision or condition contained in any Material Indebtedness Agreement, or any other event of default shall occur, the effect of which default or event is to cause, or to permit the holder(s) of such Material Indebtedness or the lender(s) under any Material Indebtedness Agreement to cause, any portion of such Material Indebtedness to become due prior to its stated maturity or any commitment to lend under any Material Indebtedness Agreement to be terminated prior to its stated expiration date; or any portion of Material Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries shall be declared to be due and payable prior to the stated maturity thereof; or the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries shall not pay, or admit in writing its inability to pay, its debts generally as they become due.
7.6.The Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries shall (i) have an order for relief entered with respect to it under the Federal bankruptcy laws as now or hereafter in effect, (ii) make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, (iii) apply for, seek, consent to, or acquiesce in, the appointment of a receiver, custodian, trustee, examiner, liquidator or similar official for it or any Substantial Portion of its Property, (iv) institute any proceeding seeking an order for relief under the Federal bankruptcy laws as now or hereafter in effect or seeking to adjudicate it a bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking dissolution, winding up, liquidation, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of it or its debts under any law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization or relief of debtors (excluding any dissolution or liquidation permitted under Section 6.10 hereof) or fail to file an answer or other pleading denying the material allegations of any such proceeding filed against it, (v) take any corporate, limited liability company or partnership action to authorize or effect any of the foregoing actions set forth in this Section 7.6 or (vi) fail to contest in good faith any appointment or proceeding described in Section 7.7.
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7.7.Without the application, approval or consent of the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries, a receiver, trustee, examiner, liquidator or similar official shall be appointed for the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries or any Substantial Portion of its Property, or a proceeding described in Section 7.6(iv) shall be instituted against the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries and such appointment continues undischarged or such proceeding continues undismissed or unstayed for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days.
7.8.The Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries shall fail within thirty (30) days to pay, obtain a stay with respect to, or otherwise discharge one or more (i) judgments or orders for the payment of money in excess (to the extent not fully covered by insurance) of $125,000,000 (or the equivalent thereof in currencies other than Dollars) in the aggregate, or (ii) nonmonetary judgments or orders which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, which judgment(s), in any such case, is/are not stayed on appeal or otherwise being appropriately contested in good faith, or any action shall be legally taken by a judgment creditor to attach or levy upon any assets of the Borrower or any of its Article VII Subsidiaries to enforce any such judgment.
7.9.(a) With respect to a Plan, the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate is subject to a lien in excess of $125,000,000 pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA or Title IV of ERISA, or (b) an ERISA Event shall have occurred that, in the opinion of the Required Lenders, when taken together with all other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
7.10.Any Change in Control shall occur.
7.11.Except in connection with the release of any Guarantor pursuant to the terms of the Guaranty, any Loan Document shall fail to remain in full force or effect or any action shall be taken to discontinue or to assert the invalidity or unenforceability of any Guaranty, or any Guarantor shall fail to comply with any of the terms or provisions of any Guaranty to which it is a party, or any Guarantor shall deny that it has any further liability under any Guaranty to which it is a party, or shall give notice to such effect.
ARTICLE VIII

ACCELERATION, WAIVERS, AMENDMENTS AND REMEDIES
8.1.Acceleration; Remedies.
(a)If any Event of Default described in Section 7.6 or 7.7 occurs with respect to the Borrower, the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans hereunder and the obligation and power of the LC Issuer to issue Facility LCs shall automatically terminate and the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall immediately become due and payable without any election or action on the part of the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer or any Lender and the Borrower will be and become thereby unconditionally obligated, without any further notice, act or demand, to pay to the Administrative Agent an amount in immediately available funds, which funds shall be held in the Facility LC Collateral Account, equal to the difference of (x) the amount of LC Obligations at such time, less (y) the amount on deposit in the Facility LC Collateral Account at such time which is free and clear of all rights and claims of third parties and has not been applied against the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (such difference, the “Collateral Shortfall Amount”). If any other Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Administrative Agent may, and at the request of the Required Lenders shall, (a) terminate or suspend the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans hereunder and the obligation and power of the LC Issuer to issue Facility LCs, or declare the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to be due and payable, or both,
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whereupon the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall become immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or notice of any kind, all of which the Borrower hereby expressly waives, and (b) upon notice to the Borrower and in addition to the continuing right to demand payment of all amounts payable under this Agreement, make demand on the Borrower to pay, and the Borrower will, forthwith upon such demand and without any further notice or act, pay to the Administrative Agent the Collateral Shortfall Amount, which funds shall be deposited in the Facility LC Collateral Account.
(b)If at any time while any Event of Default is continuing, the Administrative Agent determines that the Collateral Shortfall Amount at such time is greater than zero, the Administrative Agent may make demand on the Borrower to pay, and the Borrower will, forthwith upon such demand and without any further notice or act, pay to the Administrative Agent the Collateral Shortfall Amount, which funds shall be deposited in the Facility LC Collateral Account.
(c)The Administrative Agent may at any time or from time to time after funds are deposited in the Facility LC Collateral Account, apply such funds to the payment of the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and any other amounts as shall from time to time have become due and payable by the Borrower to the Lenders or the LC Issuer under the Loan Documents, as provided in Section 8.2.
(d)At any time while any Event of Default is continuing, neither the Borrower nor any Person claiming on behalf of or through the Borrower shall have any right to withdraw any of the funds held in the Facility LC Collateral Account. After all of the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (other than contingent indemnification obligations or contingent obligations under Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 or 3.5 hereof, in each case absent the assertion of a claim with respect thereto) have been paid in full and the Aggregate Commitment has been terminated, any funds remaining in the Facility LC Collateral Account shall be returned by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower or paid to whomever may be legally entitled thereto at such time.
(e)If, within thirty (30) days after acceleration of the maturity of the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or termination of the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and the obligation and power of the LC Issuer to issue Facility LCs hereunder as a result of any Event of Default (other than any Event of Default as described in Section 7.6 or 7.7 with respect to the Borrower) and before any judgment or decree for the payment of the Obligations due under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall have been obtained or entered, the Required Lenders (in their sole discretion) shall so direct, the Administrative Agent shall, by notice to the Borrower, rescind and annul such acceleration and/or termination.
(f)Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent may, and at the request of the Required Lenders shall, exercise all rights and remedies under the Loan Documents and enforce all other rights and remedies under applicable law.
8.2.Application of Funds. After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.1 (or after the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents have automatically become immediately due and payable as set forth in the first sentence of Section 8.1(a)), any amounts received by the Administrative Agent on account of the Obligations shall be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:
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(a)First, to payment of fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such;
(b)Second, to payment of fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal, interest, LC Fees and commitment fees) payable to the Lenders and the LC Issuer (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the respective Lenders and the LC Issuer as required by Section 9.6 and amounts payable under Article III);
(c)Third, to payment of accrued and unpaid LC Fees, commitment fees and interest on the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations, ratably among the Lenders and the LC Issuer in proportion to the respective amounts described in this Section 8.2(c) payable to them;
(d)Fourth, to payment of all other Obligations ratably among the Lenders;
(e)Fifth, to the Administrative Agent for deposit to the Facility LC Collateral Account in an amount equal to the Collateral Shortfall Amount (as defined in Section 8.1(a)), if any; and
(f)Last, the balance, if any, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by law;
provided, however, that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth above, Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to any Guarantor shall not be paid with amounts received from such Guarantor or its assets, but appropriate adjustments shall be made with respect to payments from other Loan Parties to preserve the allocation to Obligations otherwise set forth above in this Section 8.2.
8.3.Amendments. Subject to the provisions of this Section 8.3, the Required Lenders (or the Administrative Agent with the consent in writing of the Required Lenders) and the Borrower may enter into agreements supplemental hereto for the purpose of adding or modifying any provisions of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or changing in any manner the rights of the Lenders or the Borrower hereunder or thereunder or waiving any Default or Event of Default hereunder; provided, however, that no such supplemental agreement shall:
(a)except as provided in Section 2.11 and Section 2.26, without the consent of each Lender directly affected thereby, extend the final maturity of any Loan, or extend the expiry date of any Facility LC to a date after the Facility Termination Date or such later date as is permitted by Section 2.19(a) or postpone any regularly scheduled payment of principal of any Loan or forgive all or any portion of the principal amount thereof or any Reimbursement Obligation related thereto, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest or fees thereon or Reimbursement Obligations related thereto or extend or increase the amount of the Commitment of such Lender hereunder (provided that any fee owing solely to the Administrative Agent may be modified or waived solely with the consent of the Administrative Agent); provided, that an ESG Amendment shall only require the approval of the Required Lenders;
(b)without the consent of all of the Lenders, reduce the percentage specified in the definition of Required Lenders;
(c)without the consent of all of the Lenders, amend the first sentence of Section 2.3, Section 8.2, this Section 8.3 or Section 11.2; provided, that the foregoing limitation in respect of Section 11.2 shall not prohibit each Lender directly affected thereby from consenting to the extension of the final maturity date of its Loans or expiry date of its Facility LCs beyond the Facility Termination Date or such later date as is permitted by Section 2.19(a) as contemplated by Section 8.3(a) above;
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(d)without the consent of all of the Lenders, amend the definitions of “Agreed Currencies” or “Eligible Currency” or Section 9.7; or
(e)without the consent of all of the Lenders, release all or substantially all of the Guarantors of the Obligations except in accordance with the terms of the Guaranty.
No amendment of any provision of this Agreement relating to the Administrative Agent shall be effective without the written consent of the Administrative Agent, and no amendment of any provision relating to the LC Issuer shall be effective without the written consent of the LC Issuer. No amendment to any provision of this Agreement relating to the Swing Line Lender or any Swing Line Loans shall be effective without the written consent of the Swing Line Lender. The Administrative Agent may waive payment of the fee required under Section 12.3(c) without obtaining the consent of any other party to this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Administrative Agent may, with the consent of the Borrower only, amend, modify or supplement this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents to cure any ambiguity, omission, mistake, defect or inconsistency of a technical or immaterial nature, as determined in good faith by the Administrative Agent.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (A) as to any amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification otherwise approved in accordance with this Section, it shall not be necessary to obtain the consent or approval of any Lender that, upon giving effect to such amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification, would have no Commitment or outstanding Loans so long as such Lender receives payment in full of the principal of and interest accrued on each Loan made by, and all other amounts owing to, such Lender or accrued for the account of such Lender under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents at the time such amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification becomes effective, and (B) any amendment, modification, waiver or other action may be effected without the consent of any Defaulting Lender, except that (1) the Commitment of any such Defaulting Lender may not be increased or extended, the maturity of the Loans of any Defaulting Lender may not be extended, the rate of interest on any of such Loans may not be reduced (other than by any waiver or amendment with respect to a default rate of interest) and the principal amount of any of such Loans may not be forgiven, in each case without the consent of such Defaulting Lender, and (2) any amendment, modification, waiver or other action that by its terms adversely affects any Defaulting Lender in its capacity as a Lender on a non-ratable basis and in a manner that differs in any material respect from, and is more adverse to such Defaulting Lender than it is to, other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender.
8.4.Preservation of Rights. No delay or omission of the Lenders, the LC Issuer or the Administrative Agent to exercise any right under the Loan Documents shall impair such right or be construed to be a waiver of any Event of Default or an acquiescence therein, and the making of a Credit Extension notwithstanding the existence of an Event of Default or the inability of the Borrower to satisfy the conditions precedent to such Credit Extension shall not constitute any waiver or acquiescence. Any single or partial exercise of any such right shall not preclude other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, and no waiver, amendment or other variation of the terms, conditions or provisions of the Loan Documents whatsoever shall be valid unless in writing signed by or with the consent of the Lenders required pursuant to Section 8.3, and then only to the extent in such writing specifically set forth. All remedies contained in the Loan Documents or by law afforded shall be cumulative and all shall be available to the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders until the Obligations have been paid in full.
ARTICLE IX

GENERAL PROVISIONS
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9.1.Survival of Representations. All representations and warranties of the Borrower contained in this Agreement shall survive the making of the Credit Extensions herein contemplated.
9.2.Governmental Regulation. Anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, neither the LC Issuer nor any Lender shall be obligated to extend credit to the Borrower in violation of any limitation or prohibition provided by any applicable statute or regulation.
9.3.Headings. Section headings in the Loan Documents are for convenience of reference only, and shall not govern the interpretation of any of the provisions of the Loan Documents.
9.4.Entire Agreement. The Loan Documents embody the entire agreement and understanding among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders and supersede all prior agreements and understandings among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer and the Lenders relating to the subject matter thereof other than those contained in the Fee Letters which shall survive and remain in full force and effect during the term of this Agreement.
9.5.Several Obligations; Benefits of this Agreement. The respective obligations of the Lenders hereunder are several and not joint and no Lender shall be the partner or agent of any other (except to the extent to which the Administrative Agent is authorized to act as such). The failure of any Lender to perform any of its obligations hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender from any of its obligations hereunder. This Agreement shall not be construed so as to confer any right or benefit upon any Person other than the parties to this Agreement and their respective successors and assigns, provided, however, that the parties hereto expressly agree that each Arranger shall enjoy the benefits of the provisions of Sections 9.6, 9.10 and 10.11 to the extent specifically set forth therein and shall have the right to enforce such provisions on its own behalf and in its own name to the same extent as if it were a party to this Agreement.
9.6.Expenses; Indemnification.
(a)The Borrower shall reimburse the Administrative Agent and U.S. Bank, as an Arranger, for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent or such Arranger, including, without limitation, filing and recording costs and fees, costs of any environmental review, and consultants’ fees, travel expenses and reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of outside counsel to the Administrative Agent and such Arranger incurred from time to time, in connection with the due diligence, preparation, administration, negotiation, execution, delivery, syndication, distribution (including, without limitation, via DebtX and any other internet service selected by the Administrative Agent), review, amendment, modification, and administration of the Loan Documents. The Borrower also agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the LC Issuer and the Lenders for any reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses, including, without limitation, filing and recording costs and fees, costs of any environmental review, and consultants’ fees, travel expenses and reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of outside counsel to the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the LC Issuer and the Lenders, paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the LC Issuer or any Lender in connection with the collection and enforcement of the Loan Documents. Expenses being reimbursed by the Borrower under this Section include, without limitation, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the Reports described in the following sentence. The Borrower acknowledges that from time to time U.S. Bank may prepare and may distribute to the Lenders (but shall have no obligation or duty to prepare or to distribute to the Lenders) certain audit reports (the “Reports”) pertaining to the Borrower’s assets for internal use by U.S. Bank from information furnished to it by or on behalf of the Borrower, after U.S. Bank has exercised
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its rights of inspection pursuant to this Agreement. Each payment under this Section 9.6 shall be made within ten days following demand therefor accompanied by a reasonably detailed invoice.
(b)The Borrower hereby further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent, each Arranger, the LC Issuer, each Lender, their respective Affiliates, and each of their directors, officers and employees, agents and advisors against all losses, claims, damages, penalties, judgments, liabilities and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, charges and disbursements and settlement costs (including, without limitation, all expenses of litigation or preparation therefor) whether or not the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the LC Issuer, any Lender or any Affiliate is a party thereto, but excluding Taxes) which any of them may pay or incur arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, the transactions contemplated hereby, any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any Property owned or operated by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, any environmental liability related in any way to Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory, whether brought by a third party or by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or the direct or indirect application or proposed application of the proceeds of any Credit Extension hereunder, except in each case to the extent that they are determined in a final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the party seeking indemnification or any of its Affiliates or a material breach of the obligations of such party or any of its Affiliates under the Loan Documents. The obligations of the Borrower under this Section 9.6 shall survive the termination of this Agreement. No indemnified Person shall be liable for any damages arising from the use by unintended recipients of any information or other materials distributed by it through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.
9.7.Additional Eligible Currencies; Daily Simple SOFR. The Borrower may from time to time request that Revolving Loans be made in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Agreed Currency”; provided that such requested currency otherwise meets the requirements set forth in the definition of “Eligible Currency”. Any such request shall be made to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify each Lender thereof) not later than 11:00 a.m. twenty Business Days prior to the date of the desired Credit Extension. Each Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent, not later than 11:00 a.m. ten Business Days after receipt of such request whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to making Revolving Loans in such requested currency. Any failure by a Lender to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by such Lender to make Revolving Loans in such requested currency. If all the Lenders consent to making Revolving Loans in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify the Borrower and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Agreed Currency hereunder (a “Future Agreed Currency”). Interest on extensions of credit denominated in such Future Agreed Currencies may require interest rate determinations and calculations, including determinations of credit spread adjustments, as contemplated by the definition of Other Interest Rate or which are not included in this Agreement as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary set forth herein, prior to any such Future Agreed Currency becoming available hereunder, the Borrowers and the Lenders extending Loans in such Future Agreed Currencies shall amend this Agreement, on terms and conditions acceptable to all of them, as needed in order to include such interest rate mechanics. Daily Simple SOFR is included herein solely as an alternative Benchmark when Term SOFR is unavailable. So long as Term SOFR is available as a Benchmark, no Loan shall be made hereunder that accrues interest at Daily Simple SOFR.
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9.8.Accounting. Except as provided to the contrary herein, all accounting terms used herein shall be interpreted and all accounting determinations hereunder shall be made in accordance with GAAP in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the financial statements referred to in Section 5.4; provided, however that, notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, 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 (i) any election under Accounting Standards Codification Section 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries at “fair value”, as defined therein, or (ii) any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Financial Accounting Standards Codification Subtopic 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders), provided that, until so amended, such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders reconciliation statements showing the difference in such calculation, together with the delivery of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements required hereunder. In addition, notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, the definitions set forth in this Agreement and any financial calculations required by the Loan Documents shall be computed to exclude any change to lease accounting rules from those in effect pursuant to Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 840 (Leases) and other related lease accounting guidance as in effect on the date hereof.
9.9.Severability of Provisions. Any provision in any Loan Document that is held to be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid without affecting the remaining provisions in that jurisdiction or the operation, enforceability, or validity of that provision in any other jurisdiction, and to this end the provisions of all Loan Documents are declared to be severable.
9.10.Nonliability of Lenders. The relationship between the Borrower on the one hand and the Lenders, the LC Issuer and the Administrative Agent on the other hand shall be solely that of borrower and lender. Neither the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the LC Issuer nor any Lender shall have any fiduciary responsibilities to the Borrower. Neither the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the LC Issuer nor any Lender undertakes any responsibility to the Borrower to review or inform the Borrower of any matter in connection with any phase of the Borrower’s business or operations. The Borrower agrees that neither the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the LC Issuer nor any Lender shall have liability to the Borrower (whether sounding in tort, contract or otherwise) for losses suffered by the Borrower in connection with, arising out of, or in any way related to, the transactions contemplated and the relationship established by the Loan Documents, or any act, omission or event occurring in connection therewith, unless it is determined in a final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction that such losses resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the party from which recovery is sought or any of its Affiliates or a material breach of the obligations of such party or any of its Affiliates under the Loan Documents. Neither the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the LC Issuer nor any Lender shall have any liability with respect to, and the Borrower hereby waives, releases and agrees not to sue for, any special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages suffered by the Borrower in connection with, arising out of, or in any way
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related to the Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated thereby. It is agreed that no Arranger shall, in its capacity as such, have any duties or responsibilities under the Agreement or any other Loan Document. Each Lender acknowledges that it has not relied and will not rely on any Arranger in deciding to enter into the Agreement or any other Loan Document or in taking or not taking any action.
9.11.Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders agrees to hold any information which it may receive from the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents in confidence and to use such information solely for the purpose of evaluating, administering or enforcing the Loan Documents or the transactions effected thereby, except for disclosure (i) to its Affiliates and to the Administrative Agent and any other Lender and their respective Affiliates (provided that each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be responsible for any violation of this Section 9.11 by any of its Affiliates as if such Affiliates were bound hereby), (ii) to legal counsel, accountants, and other professional advisors to the Administrative Agent or such Lender provided such parties have been notified of the confidential nature of such information, (iii) as provided in Section 12.3(e), (iv) to regulatory officials, (v) to any Person as requested pursuant to or as required by law, regulation, or legal process, (vi) to any Person in connection with any legal proceeding to which it is a party, (vii) to its direct or indirect contractual counterparties in swap agreements or to legal counsel, accountants and other professional advisors to such counterparties provided such parties have been notified of the confidential nature of such information, (viii) to rating agencies if requested or required by such agencies in connection with a rating relating to the Advances hereunder, (ix) in connection with the exercise of any remedies hereunder or any suit, action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (x) with the Borrower’s consent, (xi) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement and (xii) to the extent such Information (1) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (2) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, the LC Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender on a non-confidential basis from a source other than the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries. Without limiting Section 9.4, the Borrower agrees that the terms of this Section 9.11 shall set forth the entire agreement between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and each Lender with respect to any confidential information previously or hereafter received by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in connection with this Agreement, and this Section 9.11 shall supersede any and all prior confidentiality agreements entered into by the Administrative Agent or any Lender with respect to such confidential information. The obligations of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Section 9.11 shall survive termination of this Agreement for a period of six months thereafter. In addition, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders may disclose the existence of this Agreement and information about this Agreement to market data collectors, similar service providers to the lending industry and service providers to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with the administration of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, and the Commitments.
9.12.Nonreliance. Each Lender hereby represents that it is not relying on or looking to any margin stock (as defined in Regulation U) for the repayment of the Credit Extensions provided for herein.
9.13.Disclosure. The Borrower and each Lender hereby acknowledge and agree that each Lender and/or its Affiliates from time to time may hold investments in, make other loans to or have other relationships with the Borrower and its Affiliates, subject to the provisions of Section 9.11 hereof.
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9.14.USA PATRIOT ACT NOTIFICATION. The following notification is provided to Borrower pursuant to Section 326 of the PATRIOT Act:
Each Lender that is subject to the requirements of the PATRIOT Act hereby notifies the Borrower and each other Loan Party that pursuant to the requirements of the PATRIOT Act, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies such Loan Party, which information includes the name and address of such Loan Party and other information that will allow such Lender to identify such Loan Party in accordance with the PATRIOT Act.
9.15.Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any Affected Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the write-down and conversion powers of the applicable Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:
(a)the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an Affected Financial Institution; and
(b)the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:
(i)a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;
(ii)a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such Affected Financial Institution, its parent entity, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or
(iii)the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the write-down and conversion powers of any Resolution Authority.
9.16.Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (i) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (ii) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
9.17.Term SOFR Notifications. The interest rate on Term SOFR Advances is determined by reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR Screen Rate, which is derived from Term SOFR. Section 3.3 provides a mechanism for (a) determining an alternative rate of interest if Term SOFR is no longer available or in the other circumstances set forth in Section 3.3, and (b) modifying this Agreement to give effect to such alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to Term SOFR or other rates in the definition of Term SOFR Rate or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including any Benchmark Replacement), including without
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limitation, whether any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate (including any Benchmark Replacement), as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 3.3, will have the same value as, or be economically equivalent to, the Term SOFR Rate. The Administrative Agent and its affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of Base Rate, Term SOFR, the Term SOFR Rate, any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) or any relevant adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain the Base Rate, the Term SOFR Rate, Term SOFR or any other Benchmark, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.
9.18.Erroneous Payments.
(a)If the Administrative Agent notifies a Lender, LC Issuer or other holder of any Obligations (each, a “Lender Party”), or any Person who has received funds on behalf of a Lender Party (any such Lender Party or other recipient, a “Payment Recipient”), that the Administrative Agent has determined in its sole discretion (whether or not after receipt of any notice under immediately succeeding clause (b)) that any funds received by such Payment Recipient from the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates were erroneously transmitted to, or otherwise erroneously received by, such Payment Recipient (whether or not such error is known to any Payment Recipient) (any such funds, whether received as a payment, prepayment or repayment of principal, interest, fees, distribution or otherwise, individually and collectively, an “Erroneous Payment”) and demands the return of such Erroneous Payment (or a portion thereof), such Erroneous Payment shall at all times remain the property of the Administrative Agent and shall be segregated by the Payment Recipient and held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, and such Payment Recipient shall promptly, but in no event later than one Business Day thereafter, return to the Administrative Agent the amount of any such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) as to which such a demand was made, in same day funds (in the currency so received), together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) was received by such Payment Recipient to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent in same day funds at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation from time to time in effect. A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Payment Recipient under this clause (a) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
(b)Without limiting immediately preceding clause (a), if any Payment Recipient receives a payment, prepayment or repayment (whether received as a payment, prepayment or repayment of principal, interest, fees, distribution or otherwise) from the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) that (x) is in a different amount than, or on a different date from, that specified in a notice of payment, prepayment or repayment sent by the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) with respect to such payment, prepayment or repayment, (y) was not preceded or accompanied by a notice of payment, prepayment or repayment sent by the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates), or (z) such Payment Recipient otherwise becomes aware was transmitted, or received, in error (in whole or in part):
(i)(A) in the case of immediately preceding clause (x) or (y), an error shall be presumed to have been made (absent written confirmation from the Administrative Agent to the contrary) or (B) in the case of immediately preceding
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clause (z), an error has been made, in each case, with respect to such payment, prepayment or repayment; and
(ii)such Payment Recipient shall promptly (and, in all events, within one Business Day of its knowledge of such error) notify the Administrative Agent of its receipt of such payment, prepayment or repayment, the details thereof (in reasonable detail) and that it is so notifying the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 9.18(b).
(c)Each Lender Party hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off, net and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender Party under any Loan Document, or otherwise payable or distributable by the Administrative Agent to such Lender Party from any source, against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under immediately preceding clause (a) or under the indemnification provisions of this Agreement.
(d)An Erroneous Payment shall not pay, prepay, repay, discharge or otherwise satisfy any Obligations, except to the extent such Erroneous Payment comprises funds received by the Administrative Agent from a Loan Party for the purpose of making such Erroneous Payment.
(e)To the extent permitted by applicable law, each Payment Recipient hereby agrees not to assert any right or claim to an Erroneous Payment, and hereby waives, and is deemed to waive, any claim, counterclaim, defense or right of set-off or recoupment, including without limitation any defense based on “discharge for value” or any similar doctrine, with respect to any demand, claim or counterclaim by the Administrative Agent for the return of any Erroneous Payment.
Each party’s agreements under this Section 9.18 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent, any transfer of rights or obligations by, or the replacement of, a Lender or LC Issuer, the termination of the Commitments, or the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of any or all Obligations.
9.19.Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs. To the extent that the Loan Documents provide support, through a guarantee or otherwise, for Rate Management Transactions or any other agreement or instrument that is a QFC (such support “QFC Credit Support” and each such QFC a “Supported QFC”), the parties acknowledge and agree as follows with respect to the resolution power of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (together with the regulations promulgated thereunder, the “U.S. Special Resolution Regimes”) in respect of such Supported QFC and QFC Credit Support (with the provisions below applicable notwithstanding that the Loan Documents and any Supported QFC may in fact be stated to be governed by the laws of the State of New York and/or of the United States or any other state of the United States):
In the event a Covered Entity that is party to a Supported QFC (each, a “Covered Party”) becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer of such Supported QFC and the benefit of such QFC Credit Support (and any interest and obligation in or under such Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support, and any rights in property securing such Supported QFC or such QFC Credit Support) from such Covered Party will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support (and any such interest, obligation and rights in property) were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. In the event a Covered Party or a BHC Act Affiliate of a Covered Party becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under the Loan Documents
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that might otherwise apply to such Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support that may be exercised against such Covered Party are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and the Loan Documents were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. Without limitation of the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that rights and remedies of the parties with respect to a Defaulting Lender shall in no event affect the rights of any Covered Party with respect to a Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support.
For purposes hereof, the following terms have the following meanings:
BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.
Covered Entity” means:
(i)a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);
(ii)a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or
(iii)a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).
Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.
QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).
ARTICLE X

THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
10.1.Appointment; Nature of Relationship. U.S. Bank National Association is hereby appointed by each of the Lenders as its contractual representative (herein referred to as the “Administrative Agent”) hereunder and under each other Loan Document, and each of the Lenders irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent to act as the contractual representative of such Lender with the rights and duties expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent agrees to act as such contractual representative upon the express conditions contained in this Article X. Notwithstanding the use of the defined term “Administrative Agent,” it is expressly understood and agreed that the Administrative Agent shall not have any fiduciary responsibilities to any Lender by reason of this Agreement or any other Loan Document and that the Administrative Agent is merely acting as the contractual representative of the Lenders with only those duties as are expressly set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. In its capacity as the Lenders’ contractual representative, the Administrative Agent does not hereby assume any fiduciary duties to any of the Lenders and is acting as an independent contractor, the rights and duties of which are limited to those expressly set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Each of the Lenders hereby agrees to assert no claim against the Administrative Agent on any agency theory or any other theory of liability for breach of fiduciary duty, all of which claims each Lender hereby waives.
10.2.Powers. The Administrative Agent shall have and may exercise such powers under the Loan Documents as are specifically delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms
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of each thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The Administrative Agent shall have no implied duties to the Lenders, or any obligation to the Lenders to take any action thereunder except any action specifically provided by the Loan Documents to be taken by the Administrative Agent.
10.3.General Immunity. Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its directors, officers, agents or employees shall be liable to the Borrower, the Lenders or any Lender for any action taken or omitted to be taken by it or them hereunder or under any other Loan Document or in connection herewith or therewith except to the extent such action or inaction is determined in a final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have arisen from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Person or any of its Affiliates or a material breach of the obligations of such Person or any of its Affiliates under the Loan Documents.
10.4.No Responsibility for Loans, Recitals, etc. Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its directors, officers, agents or employees shall be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain, inquire into, or verify (a) any statement, warranty or representation made in connection with any Loan Document or any borrowing hereunder; (b) the performance or observance of any of the covenants or agreements of any obligor under any Loan Document, including, without limitation, any agreement by an obligor to furnish information directly to each Lender; (c) the satisfaction of any condition specified in Article IV, except receipt of items required to be delivered solely to the Administrative Agent; (d) the existence or possible existence of any Default or Event of Default; (e) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness, sufficiency or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other instrument or writing furnished in connection therewith; (f) the value, sufficiency, creation, perfection or priority of any Lien in any collateral security; or (g) the financial condition of the Borrower or any guarantor of any of the Obligations or of any of the Borrower’s or any such guarantor’s respective Subsidiaries.
10.5.Action on Instructions of Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, hereunder and under any other Loan Document in accordance with written instructions signed by the Required Lenders, and such instructions and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding on all of the Lenders. The Lenders hereby acknowledge that the Administrative Agent shall be under no duty to take any discretionary action permitted to be taken by it pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Document unless it shall be requested in writing to do so by the Required Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action hereunder and under any other Loan Document unless it shall first be indemnified to its satisfaction by the Lenders pro rata against any and all liability, cost and expense that it may incur by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action. The Administrative Agent may, at any time, request instructions from the Required Lenders with respect to any actions or approvals which, by the terms of this Agreement or any of the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent is permitted or required to take or to grant without consent or approval from the Required Lenders, and if such instructions are promptly requested, the Administrative Agent will be absolutely entitled to refrain from taking any action or to withhold any approval under any of the Loan Documents and will not have any liability for refraining from taking any action or withholding any approval under any of the Loan Documents until it has received such instructions from the Required Lenders.
10.6.Employment of Administrative Agents and Counsel. The Administrative Agent may execute any of its duties as Administrative Agent hereunder and under any other Loan Document by or through employees, agents, and attorneys-in-fact and shall not be answerable to the Lenders, except as to money or securities received by it or its authorized agents, for the default or misconduct of any such agents or attorneys-in-fact selected by it with reasonable care. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to advice of counsel concerning the contractual
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arrangement between the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and all matters pertaining to the Administrative Agent’s duties hereunder and under any other Loan Document.
10.7.Reliance on Documents; Counsel. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon any Note, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, telegram, facsimile, telex, electronic mail message, statement, paper or document believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed or sent by the proper Person or Persons, and, in respect to legal matters, upon the opinion of counsel selected by the Administrative Agent, which counsel may be employees of the Administrative Agent. For purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in Sections 4.1 and 4.2, 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 applicable date specifying its objection thereto.
10.8.Administrative Agent’s Reimbursement and Indemnification. The Lenders agree to reimburse and indemnify the Administrative Agent ratably in proportion to their respective Pro Rata Shares (disregarding, for the avoidance of doubt, the exclusion of Defaulting Lenders therein) (determined at the time such indemnity or reimbursement is sought) (i) for any amounts not reimbursed by the Borrower for which the Administrative Agent is entitled to reimbursement by the Borrower under the Loan Documents, (ii) for any other expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders, in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration and enforcement of the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, for any expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent in connection with any dispute between the Administrative Agent and any Lender or between two or more of the Lenders) and (iii) for any liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind and nature whatsoever which may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent in any way relating to or arising out of the Loan Documents or any other document delivered in connection therewith or the transactions contemplated thereby (including, without limitation, for any such amounts incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent in connection with any dispute between the Administrative Agent and any Lender or between two or more of the Lenders), or the enforcement of any of the terms of the Loan Documents or of any such other documents, provided that (i) no Lender shall be liable for any of the foregoing to the extent any of the foregoing is found in a final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent and (ii) any indemnification required pursuant to Section 3.5(d) shall, notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 10.8, be paid by the relevant Lender in accordance with the provisions thereof. The obligations of the Lenders under this Section 10.8 shall survive payment of the Obligations and termination of this Agreement.
10.9.Notice of Event of Default. The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default hereunder unless the Administrative Agent has received written notice from a Lender or the Borrower referring to this Agreement describing such Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default”. In the event that the Administrative Agent receives such a notice, the Administrative Agent shall give prompt notice thereof to the Lenders; provided that, except as expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that is communicated to or obtained by the bank serving as Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.
10.10.Rights as a Lender. In the event the Administrative Agent is a Lender, the Administrative Agent shall have the same rights and powers hereunder and under any other Loan
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Document with respect to its Commitment and its Loans as any Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent, and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, at any time when the Administrative Agent is a Lender, unless the context otherwise indicates, include the Administrative Agent in its individual capacity. The Administrative Agent and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, and generally engage in any kind of trust, debt, equity or other transaction, in addition to those contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document, with the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in which the Borrower or such Subsidiary is not restricted hereby from engaging with any other Person.
10.11.Lender Credit Decision, Legal Representation.
(a)Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any Arranger or any other Lender and based on the financial statements prepared by the Borrower and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any Arranger or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Except for any notice, report, document or other information expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent or any Arranger hereunder, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Arranger shall have any duty or responsibility (either initially or on a continuing basis) to provide any Lender with any notice, report, document, credit information or other information concerning the affairs, financial condition or business of the Borrower or any of its Affiliates that may come into the possession of the Administrative Agent or any Arranger (whether or not in their respective capacities as Administrative Agent or Arranger) or any of their Affiliates.
(b)Each Lender further acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to be represented by legal counsel in connection with its execution of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, that it has made its own evaluation of all applicable laws and regulations relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, and that the counsel to the Administrative Agent represents only the Administrative Agent and not the Lenders in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.
10.12.