EX-10.1 2 d568607dex101.htm EX-10.1 EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION VERSION

Published Deal CUSIP Number: 21871QAA2

Revolving Credit CUSIP Number: 21871QAC8

Incremental Term-2 Loan CUSIP Number: 21871QAB0

 

 

 

$1,000,000,000

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CORECIVIC, INC.

(formerly known as CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA),

as Borrower,

the Lenders referred to herein,

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Issuing Lender,

SUNTRUST BANK,

as Syndication Agent,

and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

CITIZENS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and REGIONS BANK,

as Co-Documentation Agents

SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.,

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC,

CITIZENS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

and

REGIONS CAPITAL MARKETS,

a division of Regions Bank,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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ARTICLE I

 

DEFINITIONS

     1  

SECTION 1.1

     Definitions      1  

SECTION 1.2

     Other Definitions and Provisions      33  

SECTION 1.3

     Accounting Terms      34  

SECTION 1.4

     UCC Terms      34  

SECTION 1.5

     Rounding      34  

SECTION 1.6

     References to Agreement and Laws      34  

SECTION 1.7

     Times of Day      34  

SECTION 1.8

     Letter of Credit Amounts      34  

SECTION 1.9

     Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities      34  

ARTICLE II

 

COMMITMENTS AND EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT

     35  

SECTION 2.1

     Revolving Credit Loans      35  

SECTION 2.2

     Swingline Loans      35  

SECTION 2.3

     Procedure for Advances of Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans      36  

SECTION 2.4

     Repayment and Prepayment of Revolving Credit and Swingline Loans      37  

SECTION 2.5

     Permanent Reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitment      38  

SECTION 2.6

     Termination of Revolving Credit Facility      38  

SECTION 2.7

     Increase in Revolving Credit Facility      38  

SECTION 2.8

     Incremental Term Loans      40  

SECTION 2.9

     Extension of Maturity Date      42  

SECTION 2.10

     Incremental Term-2 Loan      44  

ARTICLE III

 

LETTER OF CREDIT FACILITY

     46  

SECTION 3.1

     L/C Commitment      46  

SECTION 3.2

     Procedure for Issuance of Letters of Credit      47  

SECTION 3.3

     Commissions and Other Charges      47  

SECTION 3.4

     L/C Participations      48  

SECTION 3.5

     Reimbursement Obligation of the Borrower      48  

SECTION 3.6

     Obligations Absolute      49  

SECTION 3.7

     Effect of Letter of Credit Application      49  

SECTION 3.8

     Appointment and Duties of Additional Issuing Lenders      49  

 

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ARTICLE IV

 

GENERAL LOAN PROVISIONS

     50  

SECTION 4.1

     Interest      50  

SECTION 4.2

     Notice and Manner of Conversion or Continuation of Loans      51  

SECTION 4.3

     Fees      52  

SECTION 4.4

     Manner of Payment      52  

SECTION 4.5

     Evidence of Indebtedness      53  

SECTION 4.6

     Adjustments      53  

SECTION 4.7

     Nature of Obligations of Lenders Regarding Extensions of Credit; Assumption by the Administrative Agent      54  

SECTION 4.8

     Changed Circumstances      54  

SECTION 4.9

     Indemnity      56  

SECTION 4.10

     Increased Costs      57  

SECTION 4.11

     Taxes      58  

SECTION 4.12

     Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders      61  

SECTION 4.13

     Security      62  

SECTION 4.14

     Cash Collateral      62  

SECTION 4.15

     Defaulting Lenders      63  

ARTICLE V

 

CONDITIONS OF CLOSING AND BORROWING

     65  

SECTION 5.1

     Conditions to Closing and Initial Extensions of Credit      65  

SECTION 5.2

     Conditions to All Extensions of Credit      68  

ARTICLE VI

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE BORROWER

     69  

SECTION 6.1

     Representations and Warranties      69  

SECTION 6.2

     Survival of Representations and Warranties, Etc.      75  

ARTICLE VII

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND NOTICES

     76  

SECTION 7.1

     Financial Statements and Projections      76  

SECTION 7.2

     Officer’s Compliance Certificate      77  

SECTION 7.3

     Other Reports      77  

SECTION 7.4

     Notice of Litigation and Other Matters      77  

SECTION 7.5

     Accuracy of Information      78  

SECTION 7.6

     Posting of Borrower Materials      78  

ARTICLE VIII

 

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

     79  

SECTION 8.1

     Preservation of Corporate Existence and Related Matters      79  

SECTION 8.2

     Maintenance of Property      79  

SECTION 8.3

     Insurance      79  

 

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SECTION 8.4

     Accounting Methods and Financial Records      79  

SECTION 8.5

     Payment and Performance of Obligations      80  

SECTION 8.6

     Compliance With Laws and Approvals      80  

SECTION 8.7

     Environmental Laws      80  

SECTION 8.8

     Compliance with ERISA      80  

SECTION 8.9

     Compliance With Agreements      81  

SECTION 8.10

     Visits and Inspections      81  

SECTION 8.11

     Additional Subsidiaries      81  

SECTION 8.12

     Designation of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries      82  

SECTION 8.13

     Use of Proceeds      83  

SECTION 8.14

     PATRIOT Act      83  

SECTION 8.15

     Further Assurances      83  

SECTION 8.16

     Senior Unsecured Notes      83  

SECTION 8.17

     Release and Reinstatement of Collateral      84  

SECTION 8.18

     REIT Status      84  

SECTION 8.19

     Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Anti-Terrorism Laws      84  

ARTICLE IX

 

FINANCIAL COVENANTS

     85  

SECTION 9.1

     Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio      85  

SECTION 9.2

     Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio      85  

SECTION 9.3

     Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio      85  

ARTICLE X

 

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

     85  

SECTION 10.1

     Limitations on Indebtedness      85  

SECTION 10.2

     Limitations on Liens      87  

SECTION 10.3

     Limitations on Mergers and Liquidation      89  

SECTION 10.4

     Limitations on Asset Dispositions      90  

SECTION 10.5

     Restricted Payments      92  

SECTION 10.6

     Limitations on Exchange and Issuance of Disqualified Stock      93  

SECTION 10.7

     Transactions with Affiliates      93  

SECTION 10.8

     Certain Accounting Changes; Organizational Documents      94  

SECTION 10.9

     Amendments; Payments and Prepayments of Material Indebtedness      94  

SECTION 10.10

     Restrictive Agreements      94  

SECTION 10.11

     Nature of Business      95  

 

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SECTION 10.12

     Impairment of Security Interests      95  

SECTION 10.13

     Use of Proceeds      95  

SECTION 10.14

     Sanctions; Anti-Corruption Laws      95  

ARTICLE XI

 

DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

     95  

SECTION 11.1

     Events of Default      95  

SECTION 11.2

     Remedies      97  

SECTION 11.3

     Rights and Remedies Cumulative; Non-Waiver; etc.      98  

SECTION 11.4

     Crediting of Payments and Proceeds      99  

SECTION 11.5

     Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim      99  

SECTION 11.6

     Credit Bidding      100  

ARTICLE XII

 

THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

     100  

SECTION 12.1

     Appointment and Authority      100  

SECTION 12.2

     Rights as a Lender      101  

SECTION 12.3

     Exculpatory Provisions      101  

SECTION 12.4

     Reliance by the Administrative Agent      102  

SECTION 12.5

     Delegation of Duties      102  

SECTION 12.6

     Resignation or Removal of Administrative Agent      103  

SECTION 12.7

     Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders      104  

SECTION 12.8

     No Other Duties, etc.      104  

SECTION 12.9

     Collateral and Guaranty Matters      104  

SECTION 12.10

     Hedging Agreements and Cash Management Agreements      105  

SECTION 12.11

     Lender ERISA Representation      105  

ARTICLE XIII

 

MISCELLANEOUS

     107  

SECTION 13.1

     Notices      107  

SECTION 13.2

     Amendments, Waivers and Consents      109  

SECTION 13.3

     Expenses; Indemnity      110  

SECTION 13.4

     Right of Set-off      112  

SECTION 13.5

     Governing Law; Jurisdiction, Etc.      113  

SECTION 13.6

     Waiver of Jury Trial      114  

SECTION 13.7

     Reversal of Payments      114  

SECTION 13.8

     Injunctive Relief; Punitive Damages      114  

SECTION 13.9

     Accounting Matters      114  

 

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SECTION 13.10

     Successors and Assigns; Participations      115  

SECTION 13.11

     Confidentiality      119  

SECTION 13.12

     Performance of Duties      120  

SECTION 13.13

     All Powers Coupled with Interest      120  

SECTION 13.14

     Survival of Indemnities      120  

SECTION 13.15

     Titles and Captions      120  

SECTION 13.16

     Severability of Provisions      120  

SECTION 13.17

     Counterparts      120  

SECTION 13.18

     Integration      120  

SECTION 13.19

     Term of Agreement      121  

SECTION 13.20

     Advice of Counsel, No Strict Construction      121  

SECTION 13.21

     No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility      121  

SECTION 13.22

     USA Patriot Act      121  

SECTION 13.23

     Inconsistencies with Other Documents; Independent Effect of Covenants      122  

SECTION 13.24

     Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents      122  

SECTION 13.25

     Amendment and Restatement; No Novation      122  

SECTION 13.26

     Keepwell      122  

SECTION 13.27

     Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions      123  

 

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EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit A-1      Form of Revolving Credit Note
Exhibit A-2      Form of Swingline Note
Exhibit A-3      Form of Incremental Term Loan Note
Exhibit B      Form of Notice of Borrowing
Exhibit C      Form of Notice of Account Designation
Exhibit D      Form of Notice of Prepayment
Exhibit E      Form of Notice of Conversion/Continuation
Exhibit F      Form of Officer’s Compliance Certificate
Exhibit G      Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit H-1      Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Non-Partnership Foreign Lenders)
Exhibit H-2      Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Non-Partnership Foreign Participants)
Exhibit H-3      Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Foreign Participant Partnerships)
Exhibit H-4      Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Foreign Lender Partnerships)

SCHEDULES

    
Schedule 1.1(a)      Existing Letters of Credit
Schedule 1.1(b)      Existing Loans, Advances and Investments
Schedule 1.1(c)      Book Value of Designated Assets
Schedule 1.1(d)      Commitments and Commitment Percentages
Schedule 6.1(a)      Jurisdictions of Organization and Qualification
Schedule 6.1(b)      Subsidiaries and Capitalization
Schedule 6.1(i)      ERISA Plans
Schedule 6.1(l)      Material Indebtedness
Schedule 6.1(m)      Labor and Collective Bargaining Agreements
Schedule 6.1(u)      Litigation
Schedule 10.2      Existing Liens
Schedule 10.7      Transactions with Affiliates

 

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SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of April 17, 2018, by and among CORECIVIC, INC. (formerly known as CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA), a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become a party to this Agreement pursuant to the terms hereof, as Lenders, and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., a national banking association, as Administrative Agent for the Lenders.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Borrower has requested, and the Lenders have agreed, to extend certain credit facilities to the Borrower on the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the parties hereto, such parties hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.1 Definitions. The following terms when used in this Agreement shall have the meanings assigned to them below:

Additional Commitment Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.9(d).

Additional Issuing Lenders” means up to two (2) Revolving Credit Lenders designated by the Borrower as additional issuers of Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 3.8.

Administrative Agent” means Bank of America, in its capacity as Administrative Agent hereunder, and any successor thereto appointed pursuant to Section 12.6.

Administrative Agent’s Office” means the office of the Administrative Agent specified in or determined in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.1(c).

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

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person (other than a Subsidiary of such Person) that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, such first Person or any of its Subsidiaries. As used in this definition, the term “control” means (a) the power to vote ten percent (10%) or more of the securities or other equity interests of a Person having ordinary voting power, or (b) the possession, directly or indirectly, of any other power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

Agecroft” means Agecroft Prison Management Limited, incorporated in England and Wales.

Agecroft Note” means the Subordinated Loan Agreement among Agecroft, the Borrower and Sodexho Alliance S.A., dated July 6, 1998, in the original aggregate principal amount of £6,309,000.

Agents” means Bank of America and SunTrust Bank.

Agreement” means this Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.


Applicable Law” means all applicable provisions of constitutions, laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, treaties, regulations, permits, licenses, approvals, interpretations and orders of courts or Governmental Authorities and all orders and decrees of all courts and arbitrators.

Applicable Margin” means the corresponding percentages per annum as set forth below based on the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio:

 

Pricing

Level

  

Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio

   Commitment
Fee
    LIBOR Rate +     Base
Rate +
 
I    Greater than or equal to 5.00 to 1.00      0.45     2.00     1.00
II    Greater than or equal to 4.00 to 1.00, but less than 5.00 to 1.00      0.40     1.75     0.75
III    Greater than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00, but less than 4.00 to 1.00      0.35     1.50     0.50
IV    Greater than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00, but less than 3.00 to 1.00      0.30     1.25     0.25
V    Less than 2.00 to 1.00      0.25     1.00     0.00

The Applicable Margin shall be determined and adjusted quarterly on the date (each a “Calculation Date”) ten (10) Business Days after receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Officer’s Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 7.2 for the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower; provided that (a) the Applicable Margin shall be based on Pricing Level III until the first Calculation Date occurring after the Closing Date and, thereafter the Pricing Level shall be determined by reference to the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower preceding the applicable Calculation Date, and (b) if the Borrower fails to provide the Officer’s Compliance Certificate as required by Section 7.2 for the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower preceding the applicable Calculation Date, the Applicable Margin from such Calculation Date shall be based on Pricing Level I until such time as an appropriate Officer’s Compliance Certificate is provided, at which time the Pricing Level shall be determined by reference to the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower preceding such Calculation Date. The Applicable Margin shall be effective from one Calculation Date until the next Calculation Date. Any adjustment in the Applicable Margin shall be applicable to all Extensions of Credit then existing or subsequently made or issued.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any financial statement or Officer’s Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 7.1 or 7.2 is shown to be inaccurate (regardless of whether (i) this Agreement is in effect, (ii) any Revolving Credit Commitments are in effect, or (iii) any Extension of Credit is outstanding when such inaccuracy is discovered or such financial statement or Officer’s Compliance Certificate was delivered), and such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Margin for any period (an “Applicable Period”) than the Applicable Margin applied for such Applicable Period, then (A) the Borrower shall immediately deliver to the Administrative Agent a corrected Officer’s Compliance Certificate for such Applicable Period, (B) the Applicable Margin for such Applicable Period shall be determined as if the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio in the corrected Officer’s Compliance Certificate were applicable for such Applicable Period, and (C) the Borrower shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent the accrued additional interest and fees owing as a result of such increased Applicable Margin for such

 

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Applicable Period, which payment shall be promptly applied by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 4.4. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the rights of the Administrative Agent and Lenders with respect to Sections 4.1(c) and 11.2 nor any of their other rights under this Agreement or any other Loan Document. The Borrower’s obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the repayment of the Obligations.

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 each of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (or any other registered broker-dealer wholly-owned by Bank of America Corporation to which all or substantially all of Bank of America Corporation’s or any of its subsidiaries’ investment banking, commercial lending services to related businesses may be transferred following the date of this Agreement), JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., PNC Capital Markets LLC, Citizens Bank, National Association and Regions Capital Markets, a division of Regions Bank, in their capacity as joint lead arrangers.

Asset Disposition” means the disposition of any or all of the assets (including the Capital Stock of a Subsidiary or any ownership interest in a joint venture) of any Credit Party or any Subsidiary thereof whether by sale, lease, transfer or otherwise. The term “Asset Disposition” shall not include any Equity Issuance.

Asset Lien Value” means, with respect to a Lien on assets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, the greater of (a) the fair market value of the asset(s) subject to such Lien based on recent appraisals delivered to and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (b) the net book value of such asset(s), in each case determined at the time such Lien is created.

Asset Swap” means an exchange of assets other than cash, Cash Equivalents or Capital Stock of the Borrower or any Subsidiary by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower for (a) one or more Permitted Businesses, (b) a controlling equity interest in any Person whose assets consist primarily of one or more Permitted Businesses and/or (c) one or more real estate properties.

Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 13.10), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit G or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date of determination, (a) in respect of any Capital Lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear as a liability on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, and (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease, the capitalized amount or principal amount of the remaining lease payments under the relevant lease that would appear as a liability on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease were accounted for as a Capital Lease.

Audited Financial Statements” means the audited Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.

 

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

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

Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A., a national banking association, and its successors.

Base Rate” means, at any time, the highest of (a) the Prime Rate, (b) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1% and (c) LIBOR for an Interest Period of one month plus 1%; each change in the Base Rate shall take effect simultaneously with the corresponding change or changes in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or one-month LIBOR. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if the Base Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Base Rate Loan” means any Loan bearing interest at a rate based upon the Base Rate as provided in Section 4.1(a).

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

Borrower” has the meaning assigned thereto in the introductory paragraph hereof.

Borrower Materials” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 7.6.

Business Day” means (a) for all purposes other than as set forth in clause (b) below, any day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday) on which banks in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York, are open for the conduct of their commercial banking business, and (b) with respect to all notices and determinations in connection with LIBOR, any day that is a Business Day described in clause (a) and that is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.

Calculation Date” has the meaning assigned thereto in the definition of Applicable Margin.

Capital Lease” means any lease of any property by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, as lessee, that should, in accordance with GAAP, be classified and accounted for as a capital lease on a Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Capital Stock” means (a) in the case of a corporation, capital stock, (b) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock, (c) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited), (d) in the case of a limited liability company, membership interests and (e) any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person.

 

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Cash Collateralize” means, to pledge and deposit with, or deliver to, the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of one or more of any Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations or Swingline Loans, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent, the applicable Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender shall agree, in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, the applicable Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender. “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” means: (a) Dollars; (b) Government Securities having maturities of not more than one year from the date of acquisition; (c) readily marketable direct obligations issued by any state of the United States or any political subdivision thereof having one of the two highest rating categories obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P with maturities of twelve months or less from the date of acquisition; (d) certificates of deposit and eurodollar time deposits with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition, bankers’ acceptances with maturities not exceeding one year and overnight bank deposits, in each case, with any Lender party to this Agreement or with any domestic commercial bank having capital and surplus in excess of $500,000,000 and one of the two highest rating categories obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P; (e) repurchase obligations with a term of not more than seven days for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (b) and (c) above entered into with any financial institution meeting the qualifications specified in clause (d) above; (f) commercial paper having the highest rating obtainable from Moody’s or S&P and in each case maturing within one year after the date of acquisition; and (g) money market funds at least 90% of the assets of which constitute Cash Equivalents of the kinds described in clauses (a) through (f) of this definition.

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

Cash Management Bank” means any Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement with a Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries.

Cash Management Obligations” means all existing or future payment and other obligations owing by any Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries under any Cash Management Agreement (which such Cash Management Agreement is permitted hereunder) with any Cash Management Bank.

Change in Control” means an event or series of events by which (a) any person or group of persons (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), shall obtain ownership or control in one or more series of transactions of more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the outstanding common stock or thirty-five percent (35%) of the voting power of the Borrower entitled to vote in the election of members of the board of directors of the Borrower, (b) there shall have occurred under any indenture, contract or agreement evidencing any Material Indebtedness (including any Senior Unsecured Notes) any “change in control” or similar event (as set forth in the indenture, agreement or other evidence of such Indebtedness) obligating the Borrower to repurchase, redeem or repay all or any part of the Indebtedness or Capital Stock provided for therein or (c) a majority of the members of the board of directors of the Borrower cease to be Continuing Directors.

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

 

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Closing Date” means the date of this Agreement or such later Business Day upon which each condition described in Section 5.1 shall be satisfied or waived in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, each as amended or modified from time to time.

Collateral” means the collateral security for the Obligations pledged or granted pursuant to the Security Documents.

Collateral Agreement” means the amended and restated collateral agreement, dated as of January 6, 2012, executed by the Credit Parties in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

Collateral Reinstatement Event” means, following the occurrence of a Collateral Release Event, at any time the Minimum Ratings Requirement is no longer satisfied; provided that for purposes of determining whether a Collateral Reinstatement Event shall have occurred, if, for any reason, (a) only one of any of the Debt Ratings by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch is available, then the applicable rating provided by such rating agency (or its equivalent for the other agency) shall apply for all three rating agencies, unless another similar rating from another rating agency reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent is being provided, in which case such rating shall be substituted for the unavailable rating, or (b) none of the Debt Ratings by Moody’s, S&P, Fitch nor another similar rating from another rating agency reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent is available, then a Collateral Reinstatement Event shall be deemed to have occurred. If any of the Debt Ratings by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch is at any time available, but the Borrower has requested such rating not be issued and the Borrower has given notice of such request to the Administrative Agent, such rating shall be deemed to be unavailable at such time to the extent replaced with another similar rating from another rating agency reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Collateral Release Event” means the satisfaction of each of the following conditions: (a) the Borrower’s Debt Rating shall have been published by at least two of the following rating agencies and such ratings be at least (such requirement, the “Minimum Ratings Requirement”) (i) Baa3 (stable or better outlook) by Moody’s, (ii) BBB- (stable or better outlook) by S&P, and/or (iii) BBB- (stable or better outlook) by Fitch, (b) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (c) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate from the Borrower certifying to the foregoing in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Collateral Release Period” means, each period commencing with the occurrence of a Collateral Release Event and continuing until the occurrence of the next Collateral Reinstatement Event, if any, immediately following such Collateral Release Event.

Commitment Fee” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.3(a).

Commitment Percentage” means, as to any Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage or Incremental Term-2 Loan Percentage, as applicable.

 

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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.

Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.

Consolidated” means, when used with reference to financial statements or financial statement items of any Person, such statements or items on a consolidated basis in accordance with applicable principles of consolidation under GAAP.

Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, plus (a) an amount equal to any extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring charges, plus any net loss realized by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with an Asset Disposition, to the extent such charges or losses were deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income, plus (b) provision for taxes based on income or profits of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, to the extent that such provision for taxes was deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income, plus (c) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period, whether paid or accrued and whether or not capitalized, to the extent that any such expense was deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income, plus (d) depreciation, amortization (including amortization of intangibles but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior period) and other non-cash expenses (including minority interest expense, but excluding any such non-cash expense to the extent that it represents an accrual of or reserve for cash expenses in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid in a prior period) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, to the extent that such depreciation, amortization and other non-cash expenses were deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income, minus (e) non-cash items (including gains attributable to minority interests) increasing such Consolidated Net Income for such period, other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course of business, minus (f) extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring gains to the extent such gains were included in computing such Consolidated Net Income, in each case, on a Consolidated basis and determined in accordance with GAAP. For purposes of this Agreement, Consolidated EBITDA shall be adjusted on a pro forma basis, in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, to include, as of the first day of any applicable period, any Permitted Acquisitions (if accounted for as a merger or consolidation) and any Asset Dispositions (excluding any Asset Disposition for an aggregate consideration of $10,000,000 or less) closed during such period, including adjustments reflecting any non-recurring costs and any extraordinary expenses of any Permitted Acquisitions and any Asset Dispositions closed during such period calculated on a basis consistent with GAAP and Regulation S-X of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or as approved by the Administrative Agent.

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, for any period, the ratio of Consolidated EBITDA for such period to the Consolidated Fixed Charges for such period. In the event that the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries incurs, assumes, guarantees, repays, repurchases or redeems any Indebtedness (other than ordinary working capital borrowings) or issues, repurchases or redeems preferred stock subsequent to the commencement of the period for which the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is being calculated and on or prior to the date as of which the calculation of the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is made (the “Consolidated Fixed Charges Calculation Date”), then the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such incurrence, assumption, guarantee, repayment, repurchase or redemption of Indebtedness, or such issuance, repurchase or redemption of preferred stock, and the use of the proceeds therefrom, as if the same had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter reference period.

 

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In addition, for purposes of calculating the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio: (i) acquisitions that have been made by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, including through mergers or consolidations and including any related financing transactions, during the four-quarter reference period or subsequent to such reference period and on or prior to the Consolidated Fixed Charges Calculation Date shall be given pro forma effect as if they had occurred on the first day of the four-quarter reference period, (ii) the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to discontinued operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and operations or businesses disposed of prior to the Consolidated Fixed Charges Calculation Date, shall be excluded, and (iii) the Consolidated Fixed Charges attributable to discontinued operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and operations or businesses disposed of prior to the Consolidated Fixed Charges Calculation Date, shall be excluded, but only to the extent that the obligations giving rise to such Consolidated Fixed Charges will not be obligations of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries following the Consolidated Fixed Charges Calculation Date.

For purposes of making the computations referred to above, the pro forma change in Consolidated EBITDA projected by the Borrower in good faith as a result of reasonably identifiable and factually supportable cost savings and costs, as the case may be, expected to be realized during the consecutive four-quarter period commencing after an acquisition or similar transaction (the “Savings Period”) will be included in such calculation for any reference period that includes any of the Savings Period; provided that any such pro forma change to such Consolidated EBITDA will be without duplication for cost savings and costs actually realized and already included in such Consolidated EBITDA. If since the beginning of such period any Person (that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged with or into the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary since the beginning of such period) will have made any Investment, acquisition, disposition, merger or consolidation or discontinued operations that would have required adjustment pursuant to this definition, then the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio will be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto for such period as if such Investment, acquisition, disposition, merger, consolidation or discontinued operation had occurred at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period.

Consolidated Fixed Charges” means, for any period, the sum of the following determined on a Consolidated basis, without duplication, for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP: (a) Consolidated Interest Expense, whether paid or accrued, excluding amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount and other non-cash interest payments, plus, (b) the consolidated interest that was capitalized during such period, plus, (c) any interest expense on Indebtedness of another Person that is a Guaranty Obligation of the Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries or secured by a Lien on assets of the Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries, whether or not such Guaranty Obligation or Lien is called upon, plus, (d) the product of (i) all dividends, whether paid or accrued and whether or not in cash, on any series of preferred stock, other than (1) dividends on Capital Stock payable in Capital Stock of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock) or (2) dividends to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, times (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is one and the denominator of which is one minus the then current combined federal, state and local effective cash tax rate of the Borrower, expressed as a decimal, plus, (e) regularly scheduled installments of principal payable with respect to all Consolidated Total Indebtedness (but excluding any balloon payments due at maturity).

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the interest expense (including interest expense attributable to Capital Leases and all net payment obligations pursuant to Hedging Agreements) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, all determined for such period on a Consolidated basis, without duplication, in accordance with GAAP.

 

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Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, for any period, the aggregate of the Net Income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, on a Consolidated basis, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that: (a) the Net Income (but not loss) of any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting will be included only to the extent of the amount of dividends or distributions paid in cash to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, (b) the Net Income of any Restricted Subsidiary will be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Restricted Subsidiary of that Net Income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (that has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders, (c) the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles will be excluded and (d) the Net Income or loss of any Unrestricted Subsidiary will be excluded, whether or not distributed to the Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries.

Consolidated Secured Debt” means as of any date of determination with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis without duplication, the sum of all Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries that is secured by a Lien on any asset or property of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a)(i) Consolidated Secured Debt as of such date minus (ii) the aggregate amount of domestic Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently ended period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.1 ending on or immediately prior to such date.

Consolidated Tangible Assets” means the total assets, less goodwill and other intangibles, shown on the Borrower’s most recent Consolidated balance sheet, determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP less all write-ups (other than write-ups in connection with acquisitions) subsequent to the Closing Date in the book value of any asset (except any such intangible assets) owned by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Consolidated Total Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis without duplication, the sum of all Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a)(i) Consolidated Total Indebtedness on such date minus (ii) the aggregate amount of domestic Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently ended period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.1 ending on or immediately prior to such date.

Continuing Directors” means, as of any date of determination, any member of the board of directors of the Borrower who (a) was a member of such board of directors on the Closing Date or (b) was nominated for election or elected to such board of directors with the approval of a majority of the Continuing Directors who were members of such board of directors at the time of such nomination or election.

Corporate Headquarters” means the parcel of real property located at 10 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215, the improvements thereon and all personal property owned by the Borrower, or other Credit Parties.

 

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Credit Facility” means, collectively, the Revolving Credit Facility, the Incremental Term-2 Loan Facility, the Swingline Facility and the L/C Facility.

Credit Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors.

Debt Rating” means the corporate family rating or corporate rating of the Borrower by Moody’s, S&P and/or Fitch, as applicable.

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 any of the events specified in Section 11.1 that with the passage of time, the giving of notice or any other condition, would constitute an Event of Default.

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 4.15(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of the Revolving Credit Loans, any Incremental Term Loan, participations in L/C Obligations or participations in Swingline Loans required to be funded by it hereunder within two Business Days of the date such Loans or participations 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 good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Lender or the Swingline 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 good faith 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 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, including the FDIC 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 4.15(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, each Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender and each Lender.

 

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Designated Asset Contract” means each of the following contracts pursuant to which the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has granted (a) an option to purchase a Designated Asset for the Designated Asset Value or (b) a right of reversion of all or a portion of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary’s ownership in such Designated Assets, in each case as in effect on the date of this Agreement: (i) Contract Number CSP 901412 between the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and CoreCivic, Inc. regarding Lake Erie Correctional Institution; (ii) Contract No. 467-019-955259-1, dated July 24, 1996, between the Georgia Department of Corrections and CoreCivic, Inc. regarding Coffee Correctional Facility; (iii) Contract No. 467-019-955259-2, dated July 24, 1996, between the Georgia Department of Corrections and CoreCivic, Inc. regarding Wheeler Correctional Facility; (iv) Agreement, dated October 6, 1998, between the Tallahatchie County Correctional Authority and Corrections Corporation of America regarding the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility; (v) Contract for Facility Development—Design, Build, dated July 22, 1998, between the Montana Department of Corrections and Corrections Corporation of America regarding Crossroads Correctional Center; (vi) Agreement dated September 16, 2010 between the Georgia Department of Corrections and CoreCivic, Inc. regarding Jenkins Correctional Center; (vii) Correctional Services Contract, dated October 1, 2014, between the State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections and CoreCivic, Inc. or Cimarron Correctional Facility and Davis Correctional Facility; (viii) Incarceration Agreement, dated June 1, 2017, between the State of Tennessee, Department of Correction and Hardeman County, Tennessee and the related Contract for the Lease of Whiteville Correctional Facility, dated October 9, 2002, between Hardeman County, Tennessee and Corrections Corporation of America; (ix) Management Services Contract between Citrus County, Florida and Corrections Corporation of America, effective October 1, 2005, that among other things, required the Borrower to fund and construct a facility expansion that included 360 beds, a new medical facility, and a new courtroom at the Citrus County Detention Facility; (x) Agreement dated December 16, 2015, between the State of Arizona Department of Corrections and CoreCivic, Inc. regarding Red Rock Correctional Center; and (xi) any contract entered into after the Closing Date under which the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has granted (a) an option to purchase a Designated Asset for the Designated Asset Value or (b) a right of reversion of all or a portion of its ownership in such Designated Asset; provided that such contract is entered into in the ordinary course of business, is consistent with past practices and is authorized by a resolution of the board of directors of the Borrower set forth in an officer’s certificate, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, certifying that such contract has been approved by a majority of the members of the board of directors of the Borrower and the option to purchase or right to reversion in such contract is on terms the board of directors of the Borrower has determined to be reasonable and in the best interest of the Borrower.

Designated Asset Value” means the aggregate consideration specified in a Designated Asset Contract to be received by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary upon the exercise of an option to acquire a Designated Asset pursuant to the terms of a Designated Asset Contract.

Designated Assets” means those Subject Facilities owned by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that are located in Lecanto, Florida; Nichols, Georgia; Alamo, Georgia; Millen, Georgia; Tutwiler, Mississippi; Shelby, Montana; Conneaut, Ohio; Cushing, Oklahoma; Holdenville, Oklahoma; Whiteville, Tennessee; and Eloy, Arizona (Red Rock Correctional Center); and other Subject Facilities acquired by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary after the Closing Date, in each case so long as, and to the extent that, the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary has granted an option to purchase such Subject Facility (or provided for the reversion of the Borrower’s (or such Restricted Subsidiary’s) ownership interest in all or a portion of such Subject Facility) pursuant to a Designated Asset Contract. The book value of each of the Subject Facilities designated as Designated Assets as of December 31, 2017 is set forth on Schedule 1.1(c).

 

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Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the fair market value of the total consideration received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with an Asset Disposition that is so designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to an officer’s certificate of the Borrower, setting forth the basis of such valuation, executed by the Borrower’s principal executive officer or principal financial officer, less the amount of cash or Cash Equivalents received in connection with the Asset Disposition, in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided, however, that if the Designated Non-Cash Consideration is in the form of Indebtedness, the total amount of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration outstanding at one time shall not exceed the greater of (a) $25,000,000 and (b) 2.50% of Consolidated Tangible Assets.

Disputes” means any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of, connected with or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, between or among parties hereto and to the other Loan Documents.

Disqualified Stock” means any Capital Stock issued by any Credit Party that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible, or for which it is exchangeable, in each case at the option of the holder of the Capital Stock), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option of the holder of the Capital Stock, prior to the date that is six (6) months after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, any Capital Stock that would constitute Disqualified Stock solely because the holders of the Capital Stock have the right to require the Borrower to repurchase such Capital Stock upon the occurrence of a change of control or an asset sale will not constitute Disqualified Stock if the terms of such Capital Stock provide that the Borrower may not repurchase or redeem any such Capital Stock pursuant to such provisions unless such repurchase or redemption complies with the provisions of this Agreement.

Dollars” or “$” means, unless otherwise qualified, dollars in lawful currency of the United States.

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary organized under the laws of the United States or any State within the United States, but excluding any United States territories.

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

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that satisfies all of the requirements to be an assignee under Section 13.10(b)(iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 13.10(b)(iii)).

Employee Benefit Plan” means (a) any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA that is maintained for employees of any Credit Party or (b) any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan that has at any time within the preceding six (6) years been maintained for the employees of any Credit Party or any current or former ERISA Affiliate.

 

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Environmental Claims” means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, accusations, allegations, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigations (other than internal reports prepared by any Person in the ordinary course of business and not in response to any third party action or request of any kind) or proceedings relating in any way to any actual or alleged violation of or liability under any Environmental Law or relating to any permit issued, or any approval given, under any such Environmental Law, including any and all claims by Governmental Authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial or other actions or damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief resulting from Hazardous Materials or arising from alleged injury or threat of injury to human health or the environment.

Environmental Laws” means any and all federal, foreign, state, provincial and local laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, rules, standards and regulations, permits, licenses, approvals, interpretations and orders of courts or Governmental Authorities, relating to the protection of the environment, including requirements pertaining to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transportation, handling, reporting, licensing, permitting, investigation or remediation of Hazardous Materials.

Equity Issuance” means any issuance by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Person that is not a Credit Party of (a) shares of its Capital Stock, (b) any shares of its Capital Stock pursuant to the exercise of options or warrants or (c) any shares of its Capital Stock pursuant to the conversion of any debt securities to equity.

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

ERISA Affiliate” means any Person who together with the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower is treated as a single employer within the meaning of Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code or Section 4001(b) of ERISA.

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.

Eurodollar Reserve Percentage” means, for any day, the percentage (expressed as a decimal and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next higher 1/100th of 1%) that is in effect for such day as prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including any basic, supplemental or emergency reserves) in respect of eurocurrency liabilities or any similar category of liabilities for a member bank of the Federal Reserve System in New York City.

Event of Default” means any of the events specified in Section 11.1; provided that any requirement for passage of time, giving of notice, or any other condition, has been satisfied.

Excluded Hedging Obligation” means, with respect to any Subsidiary Guarantor, any Hedging Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the guaranty of such Subsidiary Guarantor of, or the grant by such Subsidiary Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Hedging Obligation (or any guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Subsidiary Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract

 

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participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 13.26 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Subsidiary Guarantor and any and all guarantees of such Subsidiary Guarantor’s Hedging Obligations by other Credit Parties) at the time the guaranty of such Subsidiary Guarantor, or a grant by such Subsidiary Guarantor of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Hedging Obligation. If a Hedging Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Hedging Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such guaranty or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, United States federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Revolving Credit Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 4.12(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 4.11, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 4.11(g) and (d) any United States federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Existing Credit Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 6, 2012, by and among the Borrower, the lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent, as administrative agent.

Existing Letters of Credit” means those letters of credit issued by Bank of America, existing prior to the Closing Date and identified on Schedule 1.1(a).

Extending Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.9(b).

Extension Effective Date” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.9(a).

Extensions of Credit” means, as to any Lender at any time, (a) an amount equal to the sum of (i) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans made by such Lender then outstanding, (ii) such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the L/C Obligations then outstanding, (iii) such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the Swingline Loans then outstanding, (iv) the aggregate principal amount of all Incremental Term Loans made by such Lender then outstanding, or (b) the making of any Loan or participation in any Letter of Credit by such Lender, as the context requires.

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, any intergovernmental agreement between a non-U.S. jurisdiction and the United States with respect to the foregoing and any law, regulation or practice adopted pursuant to any such intergovernmental agreement.

 

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FDIC” means the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or any successor thereto.

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

Fee Letters” means, collectively, (i) the letter agreement, dated December 7, 2011, among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and certain Lenders and (ii) other additional letter agreements among the Borrower and certain of the Arrangers, Lenders and/or the Administrative Agent in connection with the Credit Facility.

Fiscal Year” means each fiscal year of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries ending on December 31.

Fitch” means Fitch, Inc. and any successor thereto.

Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

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

Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to each Issuing Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Lender other than L/C 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 Swingline Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of outstanding Swingline Loans other than Swingline Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

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 activities.

Funds From Operations” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures calculated on the same basis.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles, as recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Accounting Standards Board, consistently applied and maintained on a consistent basis for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries throughout the period indicated and (subject to Section 13.9) consistent with the prior financial practice of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.

Governmental Approvals” means all authorizations, consents, approvals, permits, licenses and exemptions of, registrations and filings with, and reports to, all Governmental Authorities.

 

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Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States, any State within the United States 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 any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

Government Securities” means securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality of the United States government (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged in support of those securities).

Guaranty Obligation” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, without duplication, any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of any such Person pursuant to which such Person has directly or indirectly guaranteed any Indebtedness of any other Person including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any obligation, direct or indirect, contingent or otherwise, of any such Person (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness (whether arising by virtue of partnership arrangements, by agreement to keep well, to purchase assets, goods, securities or services, to take-or-pay, or to maintain financial statement condition or otherwise) or (b) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee of such Indebtedness of the payment thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part); provided that the term Guaranty Obligation shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.

Hazardous Materials” means any substances or materials (a) that are or become defined as hazardous wastes, hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, or toxic substances under any Environmental Law, (b) that are toxic, explosive, corrosive, flammable, infectious, radioactive, carcinogenic, mutagenic or otherwise harmful to human health or the environment and are or become regulated by any Governmental Authority, (c) the presence of which requires investigation or remediation under any Environmental Law, (d) the discharge or emission or release of which requires a permit or license under any Environmental Law, (e) that are deemed to constitute a nuisance or a trespass that pose a health or safety hazard to Persons or neighboring properties under any Environmental Law, or (f) that contain asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, petroleum hydrocarbons, petroleum derived substances or waste, crude oil or nuclear fuel.

Hedge Bank” means any Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time it enters into a Hedging Agreement with a Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries permitted hereunder.

Hedging Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any Interest Rate Contract, forward rate agreement, commodity swap, forward foreign exchange agreement, currency swap agreement, cross-currency rate swap agreement, currency option agreement or other agreement or arrangement designed to alter the risks of any Person arising from fluctuations in interest rates, currency values or commodity prices.

Hedging Obligations” means all existing or future payment and other obligations owing by any Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries under any Hedging Agreement (which such Hedging Agreement is permitted hereunder) with any Hedge Bank.

HMT” means Her Majesty’s Treasury.

IFRS” means the International Financial Reporting Standards set by the International Accounting Standards Board (or the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or the SEC, as the case may be) or any successor thereto, as in effect from time to time.

 

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Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date” means the date, which shall be a Business Day, on or before the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, but no earlier than thirty (30) days after the date of delivery of the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Notification (unless a shorter period is agreed to by the affected Lenders), on which each of the applicable increases to the Revolving Credit Commitment shall become effective pursuant to Section 2.7.

Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Notification” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.7.

Incremental Term Loan Agreement” means each agreement executed pursuant to Section 2.8 by the Borrower and an existing Lender or a Person not theretofore a Lender, as applicable, and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent and each Subsidiary Guarantor, providing for an Incremental Term Loan hereunder, acknowledging that any Person not theretofore a Lender shall be a party hereto and have the rights and obligations of a Lender hereunder, and setting forth the Incremental Term Loan Commitment of such Lender.

Incremental Term Loan Commitment” means (a) as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Incremental Term Loans to or for the account of the Borrower hereunder in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on the Register, as such amount may be increased, reduced or otherwise modified at any time or from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof and (b) as to all Lenders, the aggregate obligations of all Lenders to make the Incremental Term Loans, as applicable to the account of the Borrower, as such amount may be increased, reduced or otherwise modified at any time or from time to time and, in both clauses (a) and (b), shall include the Incremental Term-2 Loan Commitment.

Incremental Term Loan Effective Date” means the date, which shall be a Business Day, on or before the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, but no earlier than thirty (30) days after the date of delivery of the applicable Incremental Term Loan Notification (unless a shorter period is agreed to by the affected Lenders), on which each of the Incremental Term Loan Lenders shall make Incremental Term Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.8.

Incremental Term Loan Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.8(b).

Incremental Term Loan Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of an Incremental Term Loan Lender evidencing Incremental Term Loans made by such Incremental Term Loan Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit A-3.

Incremental Term Loan Notification” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.8(a).

Incremental Term Loans” means any incremental term loans made to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.8, and all such incremental term loans collectively as the context requires, including the Incremental Term-2 Loan.

Incremental Term-2 Loan” means the term loan made on the Closing Date in the initial aggregate principal amount of $200,000,000.

 

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Incremental Term-2 Loan Commitment” means, as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make a portion of the Incremental Term-2 Loan to the Borrower on the Closing Date in an aggregate principal amount equal to the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1(d).

Incremental Term-2 Loan Facility” means the term loan facility established pursuant to Section 2.10.

Incremental Term-2 Loan Lenders” means the Lenders holding the Incremental Term-2 Loan.

Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date” means the earliest to occur of (a) April 17, 2023, subject to extension (in the case of each Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender consenting thereto) as provided in Section 2.9 and (b) the date of acceleration of the Incremental Term-2 Loan by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders pursuant to Section 11.2(a).

Incremental Term-2 Loan Percentage” means, with respect to any Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender at any time, the percentage of the total outstanding principal balance of the Incremental Term-2 Loans represented by the outstanding principal balance of such Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender’s Incremental Term-2 Loans. The Incremental Term-2 Loan Percentage of each Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender on the Closing Date is set forth opposite the name of such lender on Schedule 1.1(d).

Indebtedness” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries at any date and without duplication, the sum of the following calculated in accordance with GAAP:

(a) all liabilities, obligations and indebtedness for borrowed money including obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments of any such Person;

(b) all obligations to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services of any such Person (including all obligations under non-competition, earn-out or similar agreements), excluding trade payables arising in the ordinary course of business;

(c) the Attributable Indebtedness of such Person with respect to such Person’s obligations in respect of Capital Leases and Synthetic Leases;

(d) all Indebtedness of any other Person secured by a Lien on any asset owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse (but excluding any such Indebtedness arising as a result of a Lien on the Capital Stock of Agecroft);

(e) all Guaranty Obligations of any such Person;

(f) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of any such Person relative to the face amount of letters of credit, whether or not drawn, including any Reimbursement Obligation, and banker’s acceptances issued for the account of any such Person;

(g) all obligations of any such Person to redeem, repurchase, exchange, defease or otherwise make payments in respect of Capital Stock of such Person; and

(h) all Net Hedging Obligations.

 

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For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person.

Indemnified Taxes” means Taxes and Other Taxes other than Excluded Taxes.

Information” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 13.11.

Interest Period” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.1(b).

Interest Rate Contract” means any interest rate swap agreement, interest rate cap agreement, interest rate floor agreement, interest rate collar agreement, interest rate option or any other agreement regarding the hedging of interest rate risk exposure of any Person and any confirming letter executed pursuant to such agreement.

Investments” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, all direct or indirect investments by such Person in other Persons (including Affiliates) in the forms of loans (including Guaranty Obligations or other obligations), advances or capital contributions (excluding commission, travel and similar advances to officers and employees made in the ordinary course of business), purchases or other acquisitions for consideration of Indebtedness, Capital Stock or other securities, together with all items that are or would be classified as investments on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP.

ISP98” means the International Standby Practices (1998 Revision, effective January 1, 1999), International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590.

Issuing Lender” means (a) Bank of America, in its capacity as issuer of any Letters of Credit, or any successor thereto and (b) any Additional Issuing Lender, in its capacity as issuer of any Letters of Credit. If there is more than one Issuing Lender at any time, the term “Issuing Lender” shall be deemed to refer to each of them individually.

L/C Commitment” means the lesser of (a) Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) and (b) the Revolving Credit Commitment.

L/C Facility” means the letter of credit facility established pursuant to Article III.

L/C Obligations” means at any time, an amount equal to the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn and unexpired amount of the then outstanding Letters of Credit and (b) the aggregate amount of drawings under Letters of Credit that have not then been reimbursed pursuant to Section 3.5.

L/C Participants” means the collective reference to all the Lenders other than the applicable Issuing Lender.

Lender” means each Person executing this Agreement as a Lender (including the applicable Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender unless the context otherwise requires) set forth on the signature pages hereto and each Person that hereafter becomes a party to this Agreement as a Lender pursuant to Section 2.7, Section 2.8 or Section 13.10.

 

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Lender Addition and Acknowledgment Agreement” means each agreement executed pursuant to Section 2.7 by the Borrower and an existing Lender or a Person not theretofore a Lender, as applicable, and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent and each Subsidiary Guarantor, providing for an increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment hereunder, acknowledging that any Person not theretofore a Lender shall be a party hereto and have the rights and obligations of a Lender hereunder, and setting forth the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender.

Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office of such Lender maintaining such Lender’s Extensions of Credit.

Letter of Credit Application” means an application, in the form specified by the applicable Issuing Lender from time to time, requesting the applicable Issuing Lender to issue a Letter of Credit.

Letters of Credit” means the collective reference to letters of credit issued pursuant to Section 3.1 and the Existing Letters of Credit.

LIBOR” means:

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

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

provided that to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection herewith, the approved rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided, further that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such approved rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent.

LIBOR Rate” means a rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next higher 1/100th of 1%) determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the following formula:

 

LIBOR Rate =   

LIBOR

  
   1.00-Eurodollar Reserve Percentage   

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the LIBOR Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

LIBOR Rate Loan” means any Loan bearing interest at a rate based upon the LIBOR Rate as provided in Section 4.1(a).

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

LIBOR Successor Rate” has the meaning provided in Section 4.8(b).

 

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LIBOR Successor Rate Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any proposed LIBOR Successor Rate, any conforming changes to the definition of Base Rate, Interest Period, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters as may be appropriate, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, to reflect the adoption of such LIBOR Successor Rate and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such LIBOR Successor Rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent determines in consultation with the Borrower).

Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, leasehold mortgage, lien, pledge, charge, security interest, hypothecation or encumbrance of any kind in respect of such asset. For the purposes of this Agreement, a Person shall be deemed to own subject to a Lien any asset that it has acquired or holds subject to the interest of a vendor or lessor under any conditional sale agreement, Capital Lease or other title retention agreement relating to such asset and having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing.

Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement, each Note, the Letter of Credit Applications, the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement, the Security Documents, and each other document, instrument, certificate and agreement executed and delivered by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with this Agreement or otherwise referred to herein or contemplated hereby (excluding any Hedging Agreement and any Cash Management Agreement), all as may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Loans” means the collective reference to the Revolving Credit Loans, the Swingline Loans and any Incremental Term Loans and “Loan” means any of such Loans.

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the properties, business, operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (b) the ability of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to perform their obligations under the Loan Documents to which they are parties.

Material Indebtedness” means (a) any Indebtedness or Guaranty Obligations of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries involving monetary liability of or to any such Person in an amount in excess of $25,000,000 per annum, (b) the Senior Unsecured Notes and any documents related thereto, and (c) the documentation governing any Qualified Trust Indebtedness.

Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to 105% of the Fronting Exposure of all Issuing Lenders with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time and (ii) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lenders in their sole discretion.

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

Multiemployer Plan” means a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is making, or is accruing an obligation to make, or has accrued an obligation to make contributions within the preceding six (6) years.

Net Hedging Obligations” means, as of any date, the Termination Value of any such Hedging Agreement on such date.

 

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Net Income” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the net income (loss) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of preferred stock dividends, excluding, however: (a) any gain or loss, together with any related provision for taxes on such gain or loss, realized in connection with: (i) any Asset Disposition; or (ii) the disposition of any securities by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or the extinguishment of any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (whether by redemption, repurchase, defeasance, repayment or otherwise), and any related premiums, fees and expenses, (b) any extraordinary gain or loss, together with any related provision for taxes on such extraordinary gain or loss, (c) any impairment losses (including those resulting from impairment of goodwill recorded on the Consolidated financial statement of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to FASB ASC 350—Intangibles—Goodwill and Other and those resulting from impairment or disposal of long-lived assets recorded on the Consolidated financial statements of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to FASB ASC 360—Property, Plant, and Equipment), (d) any loss resulting from the change in fair value of a derivative financial instrument pursuant to FASB ASC 815—Derivatives and Hedging, (e) amortization of debt issuance costs and (f) any Capital Stock-based compensation expense.

New Incremental Term Loan Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.8.

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

Non-Extending Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.9(b).

Notes” means the collective reference to the Revolving Credit Notes, the Incremental Term Loan Notes and the Swingline Note.

Notice Date” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.9(a).

Notice of Account Designation” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.3(b).

Notice of Borrowing” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.3(a).

Notice of Conversion/Continuation” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.2.

Notice of Prepayment” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.4(c).

Obligations” means, in each case, whether now in existence or hereafter arising: (a) the principal of and interest on (including interest accruing after the filing of any bankruptcy or similar petition) the Loans, (b) the L/C Obligations, (c) all Hedging Obligations, (d) all Cash Management Obligations and (e) all other fees and commissions (including attorneys’ fees), charges, indebtedness, loans, liabilities, financial accommodations, obligations, covenants and duties owing by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to the Lenders or the Administrative Agent, in each case under any Loan Document, with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit of every kind, nature and description, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, contractual or tortious, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not evidenced by any note and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws, naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; provided that the Obligations shall exclude any Excluded Hedging Obligations.

 

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OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Officer’s Compliance Certificate” means a certificate of the chief financial officer or the treasurer of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit F.

Operating Lease” means, as to any Person as determined in accordance with GAAP, any lease of property (whether real, personal or mixed) by such Person as lessee that is not a Capital Lease.

Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court, 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, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 4.12).

Participant” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 13.11(d).

Participant Register” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 13.11(d).

PATRIOT Act” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 13.22.

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

Pension Plan” means any Employee Benefit Plan, other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code and that (a) is maintained for the employees of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliates or (b) has at any time within the preceding six (6) years been maintained for the employees of the Borrower or any of its current or former ERISA Affiliates.

Permitted Acquisition” means any Investment by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the form of acquisitions of all or substantially all of the business or a line of business (whether by the acquisition of Capital Stock, assets or any combination thereof) of any other Person if such acquisition meets all of the following requirements:

(a) the Person or business to be acquired shall be engaged primarily in a Permitted Business;

(b) if such transaction is a merger or consolidation, the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary shall be the surviving Person and no Change in Control shall have been effected thereby;

(c) the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent such documents as are reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.11 to be delivered at the time required pursuant to Section 8.11;

 

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(d) in the case of any acquisition with an aggregate purchase price greater than $100,000,000, no later than five (5) Business Days prior to the proposed closing date of such acquisition, the Borrower (A) shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent promptly upon the finalization thereof copies of substantially final Permitted Acquisition Documents, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and (B) shall have delivered to, or made available for inspection by, the Administrative Agent substantially complete Permitted Acquisition Diligence Information, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents;

(e) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing both before and after giving effect to such acquisition; and

(f) the Borrower shall provide such other documents and other information as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in connection with the acquisition.

Permitted Acquisition Diligence Information” means with respect to any acquisition proposed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, to the extent applicable, all material financial information, all material contracts, all material customer lists, all material supply agreements, and all other material information, in each case, reasonably requested to be delivered to the Administrative Agent in connection with such acquisition (except to the extent that any such information is (a) subject to any confidentiality agreement, unless mutually agreeable arrangements can be made to preserve such information as confidential, (b) classified or (c) subject to any attorney-client privilege).

Permitted Acquisition Documents” means with respect to any acquisition proposed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, final copies or substantially final drafts if not executed at the required time of delivery of the purchase agreement, sale agreement, merger agreement or other material agreement evidencing such acquisition, including all legal opinions and each other material document executed, delivered, contemplated by or prepared in connection therewith and any amendment, modification or supplement to any of the foregoing.

Permitted Business” means the business conducted by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date, including the privatization of governmental services and the acquisition, development, ownership, operation and leasing of real property intended to be leased primarily to Governmental Authorities of or within the United States, and businesses reasonably related to the foregoing or ancillary or incidental thereto or a reasonable extension thereof

Permitted Investments” means:

(a) any Investment in the Borrower or in a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower;

(b) any Investment in cash or Cash Equivalents;

(c) any Permitted Acquisition;

(d) any Investment made as a result of the receipt of Purchase Notes or non-cash consideration (including Designated Non-Cash Consideration) from an Asset Disposition that was made pursuant to and in compliance with Section 10.4;

(e) any acquisition of assets solely in exchange for the issuance of Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Borrower;

(f) any Investments received in compromise of obligations of trade creditors or customers that were incurred in the ordinary course of business, including pursuant to any plan of reorganization or similar arrangement upon the bankruptcy or insolvency of any trade creditor or customer;

 

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(g) Hedging Obligations;

(h) other Investments in any other Person having an aggregate fair market value (measured on the date each such Investment was made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value), when taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this subsection (h), not to exceed $200,000,000;

(i) payroll, travel and similar advances to cover matters that are expected at the time of such advances ultimately to be treated as expenses for accounting purposes and that are made in the ordinary course of business;

(j) loans or advances to employees made in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000 outstanding at any one time;

(k) stock, obligations or securities received in settlement of debts created in the ordinary course of business and owing to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or in satisfaction of judgments or pursuant to any plan of reorganization or similar arrangement upon the bankruptcy or insolvency of a debtor;

(l) Investments in existence on the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 1.1(b);

(m) Guaranty Obligations issued in accordance with Section 10.1;

(n) Investments that are made with Capital Stock of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock of the Borrower);

(o) any Investment by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower in joint ventures in a Permitted Business, when taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this subsection (o), not to exceed $100,000,000 outstanding at any one time; and

(p) any Investment in any Person that is not at the time of such Investment, or does not thereby become, a Restricted Subsidiary in an aggregate amount (measured on the date such Investment was made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value), when taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (p) since the Closing Date (but, to the extent that any Investment made pursuant to this clause (p) since the Closing Date is sold or otherwise liquidated for cash, minus the lesser of (i) the cash return of capital with respect to such Investment (less the cost of disposition, if any) and (ii) the initial amount of such Investment) not to exceed ten percent (10%) of Consolidated Tangible Assets; provided that such Person is engaged primarily in a Permitted Business.

For all purposes of this Agreement, if an Investment meets the criteria of more than one of the types of Permitted Investments described in the above clauses, the Borrower (i) shall have the right to determine in its sole discretion the clause to which such Investment is to be allocated, (ii) shall not be required to allocate the amount of such Investment to more than one of such clauses, (iii) may elect in its sole discretion to apportion such item of Investment between or among any two or more of such clauses, and (iv) may reallocate or reclassify all or any part of such Investment between or among any one or more of such clauses at any time and from time to time, provided that, at the time such reallocation or reclassification, such Investment meets the requirements of the clause to which reallocated or reclassified.

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

Prime Rate” means, at any time, the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective as of the opening of business on the day such change in such prime rate occurs. The parties hereto acknowledge that the rate announced publicly by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate is an index or base rate and shall not necessarily be its lowest or best rate charged to its customers or other banks.

Prison Facility” means any prison, correctional, detention or juvenile facility owned or operated by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and any other facility used by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in the operation of a Permitted Business.

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

Public Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 7.6.

Purchase Notes” means notes or other obligations received by any Credit Party in connection with an Asset Disposition of an Unoccupied Subject Facility that is otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 10.4.

Qualified Trust” means a trust or other special purpose vehicle formed for the sole purpose of, and which is limited by its charter or other organizational documents to conduct no business other than, issuing Qualified Trust Preferred Stock and lending the proceeds from such issuance to the Borrower.

Qualified Trust Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries to a Qualified Trust (a) in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding the amount of funds raised by such trust from the issuance of Qualified Trust Preferred Stock and (b) that by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible, or for which it is exchangeable, in each case at the option of the Qualified Trust or the holder of any Qualified Trust Preferred Stock), or upon the happening of any event, does not mature and is not mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option of the Qualified Trust or any holder of the Qualified Trust Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is 91 days after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date; provided that such Qualified Trust Indebtedness may be redeemed pursuant to its terms upon a change of control of the Borrower if the terms of such Qualified Trust Indebtedness (a) define a “change of control” in a manner that is not more expansive or inclusive than the change of control definition contained in this Agreement and (b) explicitly provide that no payment shall be made with respect to such Indebtedness upon a “change of control” unless such payment is permitted by the provisions of this Agreement.

Qualified Trust Preferred Stock” means a preferred stock or preferred interest in a Qualified Trust the net proceeds from the issuance of which are used to finance Qualified Trust Indebtedness and that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible, or for which it is exchangeable, in each case at the option of the holder of the Qualified Trust Preferred Stock), or upon the happening of any event, does not mature and is not mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option of the holder of the Qualified Trust Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is 91 days after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

Reaffirmation Agreement” means that certain reaffirmation agreement of even date herewith executed by the Credit Parties in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

 

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Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Lender, as applicable.

Refinancing Indebtedness” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 10.1(k).

Register” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 13.10(c).

Reimbursement Obligation” means the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.5 for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit.

REIT” means a real estate investment trust under Sections 856-860 of the Code.

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

Required Lenders” means, at any date, any combination of Lenders having Total Credit Exposures representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the Total Credit Exposures of all Lenders; provided that the Total Credit Exposure held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

Required Revolving Credit Lenders” means, at any date, any combination of Revolving Credit Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the sum of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitment or, if the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated, any combination of Revolving Credit Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate Extensions of Credit under the Revolving Credit Facility; provided that the Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Extensions of Credit under the Revolving Credit Facility, as applicable, held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Credit Lenders.

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, controller, assistant controller, treasurer, assistant treasurer, secretary or assistant secretary of a Credit Party, or any other officer of a Credit Party reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Credit Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Credit Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Credit Party.

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

Restricted Payments” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 10.5.

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Revolving Credit Commitment” means (a) as to any Revolving Credit Lender, the obligation of such Revolving Credit Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans to the account of the Borrower hereunder in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Revolving Credit Lender’s name on the Register, as such amount may be reduced or modified at any time or from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof and (b) as to all Revolving Credit Lenders, the aggregate commitment of all Revolving Credit Lenders to make Revolving Credit Loans, as such amount may be

 

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reduced at any time or from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof. The Revolving Credit Commitment of all Revolving Credit Lenders on the Closing Date shall be Eight Hundred Million Dollars ($800,000,000). The initial Revolving Credit Commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 1.1(d).

Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage” means, as to any Revolving Credit Lender at any time, the ratio of (a) the amount of the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Revolving Credit Lender to (b) the Revolving Credit Commitments of all Revolving Credit Lenders. The Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of each Revolving Credit Lender on the Closing Date is set forth opposite the name of such lender on Schedule 1.1(d).

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Revolving Credit Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of its outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and such Revolving Credit Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans at such time.

Revolving Credit Facility” means the revolving credit facility established pursuant to Article II.

Revolving Credit Lenders” means Lenders with a Revolving Credit Commitment.

Revolving Credit Loans” means any revolving loan made to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1, and all such revolving loans collectively as the context requires.

Revolving Credit Maturity Date” means the earliest to occur of (a) April 17, 2023, subject to extension (in the case of each Revolving Credit Lender consenting thereto) as provided in Section 2.9, (b) the date of termination of the entire Revolving Credit Commitment by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.5(a)(i), or (c) the date of termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders pursuant to Section 11.2(a).

Revolving Credit Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Revolving Credit Lender evidencing the Revolving Credit Loans made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1, and any amendments, supplements and modifications thereto, any substitutes therefor, and any replacements, restatements, renewals or extension thereof, in whole or in part.

Revolving Credit Outstandings” means the sum of (a) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; plus (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the aggregate outstanding amount thereof on such date after giving effect to any Extensions of Credit occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements of outstanding unpaid drawings under any Letters of Credit or any reductions in the maximum amount available for drawing under Letters of Credit taking effect on such date.

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

Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory that is the subject or target of any Sanctions.

 

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Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, HMT, or other relevant sanctions authority having jurisdiction over the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) and (b).

Sanctions” means any sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government (including those administered by OFAC), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, HMT, or other relevant sanctions authority having jurisdiction over the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.

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

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Lenders, the Hedge Banks, the Cash Management Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 12.5, any other holder from time to time of any Obligations and, in each case, their respective successors and permitted assigns.

Security Documents” means the collective reference to the Collateral Agreement, the Reaffirmation Agreement and each other agreement or writing pursuant to which any Credit Party purports to pledge or grant a security interest in any property or assets securing the Obligations or any such Person purports to guaranty the payment and/or performance of the Obligations.

Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes” means the Indebtedness of the Borrower evidenced by its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2020, in the original aggregate principal amount of $325,000,000, issued pursuant to that certain Indenture dated as of April 4, 2013, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes” means the Indebtedness of the Borrower evidenced by its 5.00% Senior Notes due 2022, in the original aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000, issued pursuant to that certain Indenture dated as of September 25, 2015, between the Borrower and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended and supplemented by that certain First Supplemental Indenture dated as of September 25, 2015, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes” means the Indebtedness of the Borrower evidenced by its 4.625% Senior Notes due 2023, in the original aggregate principal amount of $350,000,000, issued pursuant to that certain Indenture dated as of April 4, 2013, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee,.

Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes” means the Indebtedness of the Borrower evidenced by its 4.75% Senior Notes due 2027, in the original aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000, issued pursuant to that certain Indenture dated as of September 25, 2015, between the Borrower and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended and supplemented by that certain Second Supplemental Indenture dated as of October 13, 2017, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

Senior Unsecured Notes” means the collective reference to (a) the Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes, (b) the Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes, (c) the Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes, (d) the Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes and (e) any other instruments and agreements entered into by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries in connection therewith. Solely for purposes of Sections 10.9 and 10.10, “Senior Unsecured

 

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Notes” shall include any other senior unsecured notes issued by the Borrower and permitted by this Agreement so long as the indenture or supplemental indenture pursuant to which such senior unsecured notes are issued contains no restrictions on the ability of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary to incur Liens on or with respect to any of its assets or properties as security for the Obligations, or on the ability of a Restricted Subsidiary to pay dividends to the Borrower, that in either case are more restrictive on the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than those set forth in either (i) the Indenture governing the Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes, dated as of April 4, 2013, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended and supplemented prior to July 22, 2015, (ii) the Indenture governing the Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes, dated as of September 25, 2015, between the Borrower and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended and supplemented by that certain First Supplemental Indenture dated as of September 25, 2015, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as further amended and supplemented prior to October 6, 2015, (iii) the Indenture governing the Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes, dated as of April 4, 2013, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended and supplemented prior to July 22, 2015 or (iv) the Indenture dated as of September 25, 2015, between the Borrower and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended and supplemented by that certain Second Supplemental Indenture governing the Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes, dated as of October 13, 2017, among the Borrower, certain of its Subsidiaries and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as further amended and supplemented prior to the Closing Date.    

Solvent” means, as to any Person on a particular date, that any such Person (a) has capital sufficient to carry on its business and transactions and all business and transactions in which it is about to engage and is able to pay its debts as they mature, (b) has assets having a value, both at fair valuation and at present fair saleable value, greater than the amount required to pay its probable liabilities (including contingencies), and (c) does not believe that it will incur debts or liabilities beyond its ability to pay such debts or liabilities as they mature.

Stated Maturity” means, with respect to any installment of interest or principal on any Indebtedness, the date on which such payment of interest or principal was scheduled to be paid in the original documentation governing such Indebtedness, and shall not include any contingent obligations to repay, redeem or repurchase any such interest or principal prior to the date originally scheduled for the payment thereof.

Subject Facility” means any Prison Facility, community/reentry facility and real property leased by a Governmental Authority of or within the United States that is owned or operated by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and used by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in the operation of a Permitted Business.

Subordinated Indebtedness” means the collective reference to any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary subordinated in right and time of payment to the Obligations and containing such other terms and conditions, in each case as are satisfactory to the Required Lenders.

Subsidiary” means as to any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding Capital Stock having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other managers of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity is at the time owned by, or the management of which is otherwise controlled by, such Person (irrespective of whether, at the time, Capital Stock of any other class or classes of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency). Unless otherwise qualified references to “Subsidiary” or “Subsidiaries” herein shall refer to those of the Borrower.

 

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Subsidiary Guarantors” means each direct or indirect Domestic Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary in existence on the Closing Date or that becomes a party to the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement pursuant to Section 8.11.

Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement” means the amended and restated guaranty agreement, dated as of January 6, 2012, executed by the Subsidiary Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties.

SunTrust” means SunTrust Bank and its successors.

Swingline Commitment” means the lesser of (a) Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000) and (b) the Revolving Credit Commitment.

Swingline Facility” means the swingline facility established pursuant to Section 2.2.

Swingline Lender” means Bank of America in its capacity as swingline lender hereunder.

Swingline Loan” means any swingline loan made by the Swingline Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2, and all such swingline loans collectively as the context requires.

Swingline Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of the Swingline Lender evidencing the Swingline Loans made by the Swingline Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit A-2, and any amendments, supplements and modifications thereto, any substitutes therefor, and any replacements, restatements, renewals or extension thereof, in whole or in part.

Swingline Termination Date” means the first to occur of (a) the resignation of Bank of America as Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 12.6 and (b) the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

Synthetic Lease” means any synthetic lease, tax retention operating lease, off-balance sheet loan or similar off-balance sheet financing product where such transaction is considered borrowed money indebtedness for tax purposes but is classified as an Operating Lease in accordance with GAAP.

Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholdings), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority with respect to this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents or the transactions that are the subject thereof, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

Termination Event” except for any such event or condition that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (a) a “Reportable Event” described in Section 4043 of ERISA for which the notice requirement has not been waived by the PBGC, or (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan during a plan year in which it was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA, or (c) the termination of a Pension Plan, the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Pension Plan or the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination, under Section 4041 of ERISA, if the plan assets are not sufficient to pay all plan liabilities, or (d) the institution of proceedings to terminate, or the appointment of a trustee with respect to, any Pension Plan by the PBGC, or (e) any other event or condition that would constitute grounds under Section 4042(a) of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan, or (f) the imposition of a Lien pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA, or (g) the partial or complete withdrawal of the Borrower of any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan if withdrawal liability is asserted by such plan, or (h) any event or condition that results in the reorganization or insolvency of a Multiemployer Plan under Sections 4241 or 4245 of

 

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ERISA, or (i) any event or condition that results in the termination of a Multiemployer Plan under Section 4041A of ERISA or the institution by PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Multiemployer Plan under Section 4042 of ERISA, or (j) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.

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

Total Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the unused Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Exposure and outstanding Incremental Term Loans of such Lender at such time.

Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the refinancing on the Closing Date of the Indebtedness of the Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement, (b) the initial Extensions of Credit and (c) the payment of fees, commissions and expenses in connection with the foregoing.

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York, as amended or modified from time to time.

Unfunded Pension Liability” means the excess of a Pension Plan’s benefit liabilities under Section 4001(a)(16) of ERISA, over the current value of that Pension Plan’s assets, determined in accordance with the assumptions used for funding the Pension Plan pursuant to Section 412 or 430 of the Code for the applicable plan year.

United States” means the United States of America.

Unoccupied Subject Facility” means any Subject Facility owned by the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries that, for the twelve-month period ending on the date of measurement, has had an average occupancy level of less than fifteen percent (15%).

Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents” means, when referring to cash or Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, that such cash or Cash Equivalents (a) do not appear or would not be required to appear as “restricted” on the financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (b) other than during a Collateral Release Period are held in an account in which the Administrative Agent has a perfected security interest.

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is designated by the board of directors of the Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 8.12, but only to the extent that such Subsidiary:

(a) has no Indebtedness that is recourse (directly or indirectly) to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

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(b) is not party to any agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding with the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries unless the terms of any such agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding are no less favorable to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons who are not Affiliates of the Borrower;

(c) is a Person with respect to which neither the Borrower nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has any direct or indirect obligation (i) to subscribe for additional Capital Stock or (ii) to maintain or preserve such Person’s financial condition or to cause such Person to achieve any specified levels of operating results; and

(d) has not guaranteed or otherwise directly or indirectly provided credit support for any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.11(g).

Withholding Agent” means the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

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

SECTION 1.2 Other Definitions and Provisions. With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document: (a) the definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined, (b) whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms, (c) the words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”, (d) the word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”, (e) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (f) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (g) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (h) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, (i) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights, (j) the term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form, (k) in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding” and the word “through” means “to and including”, and (l) Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

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SECTION 1.3 Accounting Terms. All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the audited financial statements required by Section 7.1(b), except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein (including as prescribed by Section 13.9). Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at 100% of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 and FASB ASC 470-20 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded. The Borrower in its discretion may notify the Administrative Agent at any time that it has elected to so use IFRS in lieu of GAAP and, upon any such notice, references herein to GAAP shall thereafter be construed to mean IFRS as in effect from time to time; provided that, to the extent that such election would affect any financial ratio set forth in this Agreement, (i) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent financial statements and other documents reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender setting forth a reconciliation with respect to such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such election and (ii) if the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Required Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change.

SECTION 1.4 UCC Terms. Terms defined in the UCC in effect on the Closing Date and not otherwise defined herein shall, unless the context otherwise indicates, have the meanings provided by those definitions. Subject to the foregoing, the term “UCC” refers, as of any date of determination, to the UCC then in effect.

SECTION 1.5 Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

SECTION 1.6 References to Agreement and Laws. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to formation documents, governing documents, agreements (including the Loan Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are not prohibited by any Loan Document; and (b) references to any Applicable Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Applicable Law.

SECTION 1.7 Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

SECTION 1.8 Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to mean the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all increases thereof contemplated by such Letter of Credit or the Letter of Credit Application therefor, whether or not such maximum face amount is in effect at such time.

SECTION 1.9 Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities. All references herein to Consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or to the determination of any amount for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis or any similar reference shall, in each case, be deemed to include each variable interest entity that the Borrower is required to consolidate pursuant to FASB Interpretation No. 46 – Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities: an interpretation of ARB No. 51 (January 2003) as if such variable interest entity were a Subsidiary as defined herein.

 

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ARTICLE II

COMMITMENTS AND EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT

SECTION 2.1 Revolving Credit Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth herein, each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower from time to time from the Closing Date through, but not including, the Revolving Credit Maturity Date as requested by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 2.3; provided, that (a) the Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment and (b) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Revolving Credit Lender shall not at any time exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment. Each Revolving Credit Loan by a Revolving Credit Lender shall be in a principal amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans requested on such occasion. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow Revolving Credit Loans hereunder until the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

SECTION 2.2 Swingline Loans.

(a) Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Swingline Lender agrees to make Swingline Loans to the Borrower from time to time from the Closing Date through, but not including, the Swingline Termination Date; provided, that the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans (after giving effect to any amount requested), shall not exceed the lesser of (i) the Revolving Credit Commitment less the sum of all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and the L/C Obligations and (ii) the Swingline Commitment.

(b) Refunding.

(i) Swingline Loans shall be refunded by the Revolving Credit Lenders on demand by the Swingline Lender. Such refundings shall be made by the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages and shall thereafter be reflected as Revolving Credit Loans of the Revolving Credit Lenders on the books and records of the Administrative Agent. Each Revolving Credit Lender shall fund its respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of Revolving Credit Loans as required to repay Swingline Loans outstanding to the Swingline Lender upon demand by the Swingline Lender but in no event later than 2:00 p.m. on the next succeeding Business Day after such demand is made. No Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to fund its respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of a Swingline Loan shall be affected by any other Revolving Credit Lender’s failure to fund its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of a Swingline Loan, nor shall any Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage be increased as a result of any such failure of any other Revolving Credit Lender to fund its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of a Swingline Loan.

(ii) The Borrower shall pay to the Swingline Lender on demand the amount of such Swingline Loans to the extent amounts received from the Revolving Credit Lenders are not sufficient to repay in full the outstanding Swingline Loans requested or required to be refunded. In addition, the Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to charge any account maintained by the Borrower with the Swingline Lender (up to the amount available therein) in order to immediately pay the Swingline Lender the amount of such Swingline Loans to the extent amounts received from the Revolving Credit Lenders are not sufficient to repay in full the outstanding Swingline Loans requested or required to be refunded. If any portion of any such amount paid to the Swingline Lender shall be recovered by or on behalf of the Borrower from the Swingline Lender in bankruptcy or otherwise, the loss of the amount so

 

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recovered shall be ratably shared among all the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages (unless the amounts so recovered by or on behalf of the Borrower pertain to a Swingline Loan extended after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default of which the Administrative Agent has received notice in the manner required pursuant to Section 12.3 and which Event of Default has not been waived by the Required Lenders or the Lenders, as applicable).

(iii) Each Revolving Credit Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to refund Swingline Loans in accordance with the terms of this Section is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including non-satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Article V. Further, each Revolving Credit Lender agrees and acknowledges that if prior to the refunding of any outstanding Swingline Loans pursuant to this Section, one of the events described in Section 11.1(i) or (j) shall have occurred, each Revolving Credit Lender will, on the date the applicable Revolving Credit Loan would have been made, purchase an undivided participating interest in the Swingline Loan to be refunded in an amount equal to its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the aggregate amount of such Swingline Loan. Each Revolving Credit Lender will immediately transfer to the Swingline Lender, in immediately available funds, the amount of its participation and upon receipt thereof the Swingline Lender will deliver to such Revolving Credit Lender a certificate evidencing such participation dated the date of receipt of such funds and for such amount. Whenever, at any time after the Swingline Lender has received from any Revolving Credit Lender such Revolving Credit Lender’s participating interest in a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender receives any payment on account thereof, the Swingline Lender will distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender its participating interest in such amount (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Revolving Credit Lender’s participating interest was outstanding and funded).

(c) Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, this Section 2.2 shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Section 4.14 and Section 4.15.

SECTION 2.3 Procedure for Advances of Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans.

(a) Requests for Borrowing. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent irrevocable prior written notice substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form as may be reasonably approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower (a “Notice of Borrowing”), not later than 12:00 noon (i) on the same Business Day as each Base Rate Loan and each Swingline Loan and (ii) at least three (3) Business Days before each LIBOR Rate Loan, of its intention to borrow, specifying (A) the date of such borrowing, which shall be a Business Day, (B) the amount of such borrowing, which shall be, (x) with respect to Base Rate Loans (other than Swingline Loans) in an aggregate principal amount of $2,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, (y) with respect to LIBOR Rate Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $3,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (z) with respect to Swingline Loans in whole multiples of $100,000, (C) whether such Loans are to be Revolving Credit Loans or Swingline Loans, (D) in the case of Revolving Credit Loans whether the Loans are to be LIBOR Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans, and (E) in the case of LIBOR Rate Loans, the duration of the Interest Period applicable thereto (provided that any Revolving Credit Loans made on the Closing Date or any of the three (3) Business Days following the Closing Date shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless the Borrower has delivered to the Administrative Agent a funding indemnity letter in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent not less than three (3) Business Days prior to the date of such Revolving Credit Loans); provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower may provide such notice to the Administrative Agent by telephone; provided that any telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly thereafter by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Notice of Borrowing. A Notice of Borrowing received after 12:00 noon shall be deemed received on the next Business Day. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of each Notice of Borrowing.

 

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(b) Disbursement of Revolving Credit and Swingline Loans. Not later than 2:00 p.m. on the proposed borrowing date, (i) each Revolving Credit Lender will make available to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Borrower, at the office of the Administrative Agent, in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent, such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the Revolving Credit Loans to be made on such borrowing date and (ii) the Swingline Lender will make available to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Borrower, at the office of the Administrative Agent, in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Loans to be made on such borrowing date. The Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of each borrowing requested pursuant to this Section in immediately available funds by crediting or wiring such proceeds to the deposit account of the Borrower identified in the most recent notice substantially in the form of Exhibit C (a “Notice of Account Designation”) delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, or as may be otherwise agreed upon by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent from time to time. Subject to Section 4.7, the Administrative Agent shall not be obligated to disburse the portion of the proceeds of any Revolving Credit Loan requested pursuant to this Section to the extent that any Revolving Credit Lender has not made available to the Administrative Agent its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of such Loan. Revolving Credit Loans to be made for the purpose of refunding Swingline Loans shall be made by the Revolving Credit Lenders as provided in Section 2.2(b).

SECTION 2.4 Repayment and Prepayment of Revolving Credit and Swingline Loans.

(a) Repayment on Termination Date. The Borrower hereby agrees to repay the outstanding principal amount of (i) all Revolving Credit Loans in full on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, and (ii) all Swingline Loans in accordance with Section 2.2(b) (but, in any event, no later than the Revolving Credit Maturity Date), together, in each case, with all accrued but unpaid interest thereon.

(b) Mandatory Prepayments. If at any time the Revolving Credit Outstandings exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment, the Borrower agrees to repay immediately upon notice from the Administrative Agent, by payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Revolving Credit Lenders, Extensions of Credit in an amount equal to such excess with each such repayment applied first to the principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans, second to the principal amount of outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and third, with respect to any Letters of Credit then outstanding, a payment of Cash Collateral into a Cash Collateral account opened by the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Revolving Credit Lenders, in an amount equal to such excess (such Cash Collateral to be applied in accordance with Section 11.4). The application of any prepayment of Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.4(b) shall be made, first, to Base Rate Loans and, second, to LIBOR Rate Loans.

(c) Optional Prepayments. The Borrower may at any time and from time to time prepay Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans, in whole or in part, with irrevocable prior written notice to the Administrative Agent substantially in the form of Exhibit D or such other form as may be reasonably approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer (a “Notice of Prepayment”), given not later than 12:00 noon (i) on the same Business Day as each Base Rate Loan and each Swingline Loan and (ii) at least three (3) Business Days before each LIBOR Rate Loan, specifying the date and amount of prepayment and whether the prepayment is of LIBOR Rate Loans, Base Rate Loans, Swingline Loans or a combination thereof, and, if of a combination thereof, the amount allocable to each. Upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative

 

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Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender. If any such notice is given, the amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date set forth in such notice. Partial prepayments shall be in an aggregate amount of $2,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof with respect to Base Rate Loans (other than Swingline Loans), $3,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof with respect to LIBOR Rate Loans and $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof with respect to Swingline Loans. A Notice of Prepayment received after 12:00 noon shall be deemed received on the next Business Day. Each such repayment shall be accompanied by any amount required to be paid pursuant to Section 4.9.

(d) Limitation on Prepayment of LIBOR Rate Loans. The Borrower may not prepay any LIBOR Rate Loan on any day other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto unless such prepayment is accompanied by any amount required to be paid pursuant to Section 4.9.

(e) Hedging Agreements. No repayment or prepayment pursuant to this Section shall affect any of the Borrower’s obligations under any Hedging Agreement.

SECTION 2.5 Permanent Reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitment.

(a) Voluntary Reduction. The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time, upon at least five (5) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, to permanently reduce, without premium or penalty, (i) the entire Revolving Credit Commitment at any time or (ii) portions of the Revolving Credit Commitment, from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not less than $5,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Any reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitment shall be applied to the Revolving Credit Commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender according to its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage. All commitment fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

(b) Corresponding Payment. Each permanent reduction permitted or required pursuant to this Section shall be accompanied by a payment of principal sufficient to reduce the aggregate Revolving Credit Loans, Swingline Loans and L/C Obligations, as applicable, outstanding after such reduction to the Revolving Credit Commitment as so reduced, and if the Revolving Credit Commitment as so reduced is less than the aggregate amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit, the Borrower shall be required to deposit Cash Collateral in a Cash Collateral account opened by the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to such excess. Such Cash Collateral shall be applied in accordance with Section 11.4. Any reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitment to zero shall be accompanied by payment of all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans (and furnishing of Cash Collateral for all L/C Obligations) and shall result in the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment and the Swingline Commitment and the Revolving Credit Facility. If the reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitment requires the repayment of any LIBOR Rate Loan, such repayment shall be accompanied by any amount required to be paid pursuant to Section 4.9.

SECTION 2.6 Termination of Revolving Credit Facility. The Revolving Credit Facility and the Revolving Credit Commitment shall terminate if reduced to zero pursuant to Section 2.5(a); otherwise, the Revolving Credit Commitment shall terminate on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

SECTION 2.7 Increase in Revolving Credit Facility.

(a) As an alternative or in addition to Section 2.8 below, subject to the conditions set forth below, at any time prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, the Borrower shall have the right to request, upon not less than thirty (30) days’ prior written notice (an “Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Notification”) to the Administrative Agent, an increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment in an aggregate principal amount as may be specified by the Borrower. Such Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Notification shall specify the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date.

 

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(b) Increases in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 shall be obtained from existing Lenders or from other banks, financial institutions or investment funds that qualify as Eligible Assignees (each such other bank, financial institution or investment fund, a “New Revolving Credit Lender” and, collectively with the existing Lenders providing a portion of the proposed increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7, the “Incremental Revolving Credit Lenders”); provided that no existing Lender shall have any obligation to increase its Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 and the failure by any existing Lender to respond to a request for such increase shall be deemed to be a refusal of such request by such existing Lender.

(c) The following terms and conditions shall apply to each increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7:

(i) such increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 (and any Revolving Credit Loans made thereunder) shall constitute Obligations of the Borrower and shall be secured and guaranteed with the other Extensions of Credit on a pari passu basis;

(ii) the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have received from the Borrower an Officer’s Compliance Certificate, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, demonstrating that, as of the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date and after giving effect thereto and any Extensions of Credit made or to be made in connection therewith, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are in pro forma compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Article IX;

(iii) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date or after giving effect to such increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7;

(iv) the representations and warranties made by each Credit Party in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct on and as of the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date with the same effect as if made on and as of such date (other than those representations and warranties that by their terms speak as of a particular date, which representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such particular date);

(v) the Administrative Agent shall have received a resolution duly adopted by the board of directors of each Credit Party authorizing such increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7;

(vi) in no event shall the aggregate amount of all increases in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 (including the requested increase) plus the aggregate amount of all Incremental Term Loans made pursuant to Section 2.8, in each case after the Closing Date, exceed $350,000,000;

(vii) the amount of such increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 shall not be less than a minimum principal amount of $15,000,000, or, if less, the remaining amount permitted pursuant to clause (vi) above;

 

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(viii) the Borrower and each Incremental Revolving Credit Lender shall execute and deliver a Lender Addition and Acknowledgement Agreement to the Administrative Agent for its acceptance and recording in the Register, which shall be acknowledged by the Administrative Agent and each Subsidiary Guarantor and shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(ix) the Administrative Agent shall have received any documents or information in connection with such increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 as it may request in its reasonable discretion;

(x) the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages of L/C Obligations will be reallocated by the Administrative Agent on the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date among the Lenders in accordance with their revised Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages (and the Lenders agree to make all payments and adjustments necessary to effect such reallocation and the Borrower shall pay any and all costs required pursuant to Section 4.9 in connection with such reallocation as if such reallocation were a repayment); and

(xi) each increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment shall have the same terms, including interest rate and unused fees, as the existing Revolving Credit Commitment.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13.2 to the contrary, the Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to execute and deliver amendment documentation evidencing such amendments (or any other amendments necessary to effectuate the proposed increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 on the terms set forth above) on behalf of the Lenders; provided that such amendment shall not modify this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any manner materially adverse to any Lender without the consent of such Lenders adversely affected thereby in accordance with Section 13.2.

(e) Upon the execution, delivery, acceptance and recording of the applicable Lender Addition and Acknowledgment Agreement, from and after the applicable Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Effective Date, (i) each Incremental Revolving Credit Lender shall have a Revolving Credit Commitment as set forth in the Register and all the rights and obligations of a Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment hereunder and (ii) all Revolving Credit Loans made on account of any increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7 shall bear interest at the rate applicable to the Revolving Credit Loans immediately prior to giving effect to such increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.7.

(f) The Administrative Agent shall maintain a copy of each Lender Addition and Acknowledgment Agreement delivered to it in accordance with Section 13.10(c).

SECTION 2.8 Incremental Term Loans.

(a) As an alternative or in addition to Section 2.7 above, subject to the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (f) hereof, at any time prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, the Borrower, shall have the right to request, upon not less than thirty (30) days’ prior written notice (an “Incremental Term Loan Notification”) to the Administrative Agent, Incremental Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount as may be specified by the Borrower. Such Incremental Term Loan Notification shall specify the applicable Incremental Term Loan Effective Date, and on such date, the Borrower shall deliver a Notice of Borrowing with respect to such Incremental Term Loan. The Borrower shall not deliver more than two (2) Incremental Term Loan Notifications during the term of this Agreement.

 

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(b) Each Incremental Term Loan shall be obtained from existing Lenders or from other banks, financial institutions or investment funds that qualify as Eligible Assignees (each such other bank, financial institution or investment fund, a “New Incremental Term Loan Lender” and, collectively with the existing Lenders providing such Incremental Term Loan, the “Incremental Term Loan Lenders”); provided that no existing Lender shall have any obligation to provide any portion of such Incremental Term Loan and the failure by any existing Lender to respond to a request for an Incremental Term Loan shall be deemed to be a refusal of such request by such existing Lender.

(c) The following terms and conditions shall apply to each Incremental Term Loan:

(i) such Incremental Term Loan shall constitute Obligations of the Borrower and shall be secured and guaranteed with the other Extensions of Credit on a pari passu basis;

(ii) the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have received from the Borrower an Officer’s Compliance Certificate, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, demonstrating that, as of the applicable Incremental Term Loan Effective Date and after giving effect thereto and any Extensions of Credit made or to be made in connection therewith, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are in pro forma compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Article IX;

(iii) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the applicable Incremental Term Loan Effective Date or after giving effect to the making of any such Incremental Term Loan;

(iv) the representations and warranties made by each Credit Party in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct on and as of the applicable Incremental Term Loan Effective Date with the same effect as if made on and as of such date (other than those representations and warranties that by their terms speak as of a particular date, which representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such particular date);

(v) the Administrative Agent shall have received a resolution duly adopted by the board of directors of each Credit Party authorizing such Incremental Term Loan;

(vi) each Incremental Term Loan will mature and amortize in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Incremental Term Loan Lenders making such Incremental Term Loan, but will not in any event have a maturity date earlier than the Revolving Credit Maturity Date;

(vii) in no event shall the aggregate principal amount of all Incremental Term Loans made pursuant to this Section 2.8 (including the requested Incremental Term Loan) plus the aggregate amount of all increases in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to Section 2.7, in each case after the Closing Date, exceed $350,000,000;

(viii) the amount of such Incremental Term Loan obtained hereunder shall not be less than a minimum principal amount of $15,000,000, or, if less, the remaining amount permitted pursuant to clause (vii) above;

(ix) the Borrower and each Incremental Term Loan Lender shall execute and deliver an Incremental Term Loan Agreement to the Administrative Agent, for its acceptance and recording in the Register, which shall be acknowledged by the Administrative Agent and each Subsidiary Guarantor and shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and

 

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(x) the Administrative Agent shall have received any documents or information in connection with such Incremental Term Loan as it may request in its reasonable discretion.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13.2 to the contrary, the Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to execute and deliver amendment documentation evidencing such amendments (or any other amendments necessary to effectuate the Incremental Term Loan on the terms set forth above) on behalf of the Lenders; provided that such amendment shall not modify this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any manner materially adverse to any Lender without the consent of such Lenders adversely affected thereby in accordance with Section 13.2.

(e) Upon the execution, delivery, acceptance and recording of the applicable Incremental Term Loan Agreement, from and after the applicable Incremental Term Loan Effective Date, each Incremental Term Loan Lender shall have an Incremental Term Loan Commitment as set forth in the Register and all the rights and obligations of a Lender with such an Incremental Term Loan Commitment hereunder. The applicable Incremental Term Loan Lenders shall make the Incremental Term Loan to the Borrower on the applicable Incremental Term Loan Effective Date in an amount equal to the Incremental Term Loan Commitment of each Incremental Term Loan Lender with respect to such Incremental Term Loan as agreed upon pursuant to subsection (b) above.

(f) The Administrative Agent shall maintain a copy of each Incremental Term Loan Agreement delivered to it in accordance with Section 13.10(c).

SECTION 2.9 Extension of Maturity Date.

(a) Requests for Extension. During a Collateral Release Period, the Borrower may, by notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall promptly notify the applicable Lenders) not later than 45 days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date or Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, request that each Revolving Credit Lender or Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender, as applicable, extend for one year the Maturity Date applicable to such Lender’s Loans or Revolving Credit Commitment, which request shall indicate the date by which each applicable Lender shall respond to such request (which shall not be later than 20 days after the date the Administrative Agent is notified of such request) (such date, the “Notice Date”) and the date on which such extension shall be effective (which shall not be earlier than 45 days after the date the Administrative Agent is notified of such request, unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) (such date, the “Extension Effective Date”); provided that the Borrower may only make one such request during any twelve-month period and two such requests during the term of this Agreement.

(b) Lender Elections to Extend. Each Lender, acting in its sole and individual discretion, shall, by notice to the Administrative Agent given on or prior to the applicable Notice Date, advise the Administrative Agent whether or not such Lender agrees to such extension (and each Lender that determines not to so extend its Revolving Credit Maturity Date or Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable (each Lender that determines to extend its Revolving Credit Maturity Date or Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, is sometimes herein referred to as an “Extending Lender”, and each Lender that determines not to extend its Revolving Credit Maturity Date or Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, is sometimes herein referred to as a “Non-Extending Lender”) shall notify the Administrative Agent of such fact promptly after such determination (but in any event no later than the applicable Notice Date) and any Lender that does not so advise the Administrative Agent on or before the Notice Date shall be deemed to be a Non-Extending Lender). The election of any Lender to agree to such extension shall not obligate any other Lender so to agree.

 

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(c) Notification by Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower of each Lender’s determination under this Section promptly (and, in any event, not more than two Business Days after the applicable Notice Date).

(d) Additional Commitment Lenders. The Borrower shall have the right on or before the applicable Extension Effective Date to replace each Non-Extending Lender with, and add as “Revolving Credit Lenders” or “Incremental Term-2 Loan Lenders”, as applicable, under this Agreement in place thereof, one or more Eligible Assignees (each, an “Additional Commitment Lender”) in accordance with the procedures provided in Section 4.12, each of which Additional Commitment Lenders shall have entered into an Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Additional Commitment Lender shall, effective as of the Extension Effective Date, undertake a Revolving Credit Commitment or Incremental Term-2 Loan Commitment, as applicable (and, if any such Additional Commitment Lender is already a Revolving Credit Lender, its Revolving Credit Commitment shall be in addition to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment hereunder on such date) and/or acquire outstanding Incremental Term-2 Loans from such Non-Extending Lender.

(e) Minimum Extension Requirement.

(i) If (and only if) the total of the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders that have agreed so to extend their Revolving Credit Maturity Date and the additional Revolving Credit Commitments of the applicable Additional Commitment Lenders shall be more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments in effect immediately prior to the applicable Notice Date, then, effective as of the applicable Extension Effective Date, the Revolving Credit Maturity Date of each Extending Lender and of each applicable Additional Commitment Lender shall be extended to the date falling one year after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (except that, if such date is not a Business Day, such Revolving Credit Maturity Date as so extended shall be the next preceding Business Day), and each applicable Additional Commitment Lender shall thereupon become a “Revolving Credit Lender” for all purposes of this Agreement.

(ii) If (and only if) the total of the outstanding Incremental Term-2 Loans of the Incremental Term-2 Loan Lenders that have agreed so to extend their Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date and the additional Incremental Term-2 Loan Commitments of the applicable Additional Commitment Lenders shall be more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the outstanding Incremental Term-2 Loans in effect immediately prior to the applicable Notice Date, then, effective as of the applicable Extension Effective Date, the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date of each applicable Extending Lender and of each applicable Additional Commitment Lender shall be extended to the date falling one year after the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date (except that, if such date is not a Business Day, such Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date as so extended shall be the next preceding Business Day), and each applicable Additional Commitment Lender shall thereupon become an “Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender” for all purposes of this Agreement.

(f) Conditions to Effectiveness of Extensions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the extension of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date or Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, pursuant to this Section shall not be effective with respect to any Lender unless;

(i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the applicable Extension Effective Date of such extension and after giving effect thereto;

(ii) the representations and warranties contained in this Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the applicable Extension Effective Date of such extension and after giving effect thereto, as though made on and as of such date (or, if any such representation or warranty is expressly stated to have been made as of a specific date, as of such specific date); provided that any representation and warranty qualified by materiality, Material Adverse Effect or similar language shall be true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) in all respects;

 

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(iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate from the Borrower signed by a Responsible Officer on behalf of the Borrower certifying the accuracy of the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii); and

(iv) the Borrower shall have delivered or caused to be delivered any other customary documents reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders.

Upon satisfaction of the foregoing conditions, the extension of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date or Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, shall be effective as of the applicable Extension Effective Date.

(g) Maturity Date for Non-Extending Lenders.

(i) On the Revolving Credit Maturity Date of each applicable Non-Extending Lender, the Borrower (i) shall repay such Non-Extending Lender in accordance with Section 2.4 and (ii) after giving effect thereto, shall prepay any Revolving Credit Loans outstanding on such date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 4.9) to the extent necessary to keep outstanding Revolving Credit Loans ratable with any revised Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages of the respective Revolving Credit Lenders effective as of such date.

(ii) On the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date of each applicable Non-Extending Lender, the Borrower shall repay such Non-Extending Lender in accordance with Section 2.10 (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 4.9).

(h) Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 4.6 or 13.2 to the contrary.

SECTION 2.10 Incremental Term-2 Loan.

(a) Incremental Term-2 Loan. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, each Lender with an Incremental Term-2 Loan Commitment severally agrees to make the Incremental Term-2 Loan in Dollars to the Borrower on the Closing Date in a principal amount equal to such Lender’s Incremental Term-2 Loan Commitment.

(b) Procedure for Advance of Incremental Term-2 Loan. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent a Notice of Borrowing (i) prior to 12:00 noon on the Closing Date requesting that the Incremental Term-2 Loan Lenders make the Incremental Term-2 Loan as a Base Rate Loan on such date or (ii) at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date requesting that the Incremental Term-2 Loan Lenders make the Incremental Term-2 Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan on such date. Upon receipt of such written notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender thereof. Not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Closing Date, each Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender will make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Borrower, at the office of the Administrative Agent in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent, the amount of such Incremental Term-2 Loan to be made by such Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender. The Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of the Incremental Term-2 Loan in immediately available funds by wire transfer as may be designated by the Borrower in writing.

 

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(c) Repayment of Incremental Term-2 Loan. The Borrower shall repay the aggregate outstanding principal of the Incremental Term-2 Loan in consecutive quarterly installments on the last Business Day of each fiscal quarter (beginning on September 30, 2018) as set forth below, with the remainder due on the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date:

 

PAYMENT

DATE

  

PRINCIPAL

INSTALLMENT

3Q2018

   $1,250,000

4Q2018

   $1,250,000

1Q2019

   $1,250,000

2Q2019

   $1,250,000

3Q2019

   $2,500,000

4Q2019

   $2,500,000

1Q2020

   $2,500,000

2Q2020

   $2,500,000

3Q2020

   $2,500,000

4Q2020

   $2,500,000

1Q2021

   $2,500,000

2Q2021

   $2,500,000

3Q2021

   $2,500,000

4Q2021

   $2,500,000

1Q2022

   $2,500,000

2Q2022

   $2,500,000

3Q2022

   $3,750,000

4Q2022

   $3,750,000

1Q2023

   $3,750,000

Incremental Term-2

Loan Maturity Date

   The aggregate
outstanding principal
amount of the
Incremental Term-2
Loan

If the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date is extended as provided in Section 2.9, the Borrower shall continue to make principal payments in respect of the Incremental Term-2 Loan in consecutive quarterly installments in the amount of $3,750,000 each, payable on the last Business Day of each fiscal quarter on or after the original Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, with the aggregate outstanding principal balance due on the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date as so extended.

(d) Prepayment of Incremental Term-2 Loan.

(i) Optional Prepayments. The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time, without premium or penalty, to prepay the Incremental Term-2 Loan, in whole or in part, upon delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Notice of Prepayment not later than 12:00 noon (i) on the same Business Day as each Base Rate Loan and (ii) at least three (3) Business Days before each LIBOR Rate Loan, specifying the date and amount of prepayment, whether the prepayment is of LIBOR Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans or a combination thereof, and if a combination thereof, the amount allocable to each. Each optional prepayment of the Incremental Term-2 Loan hereunder shall be in an aggregate

 

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principal amount of at least $2,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and shall be applied to the remaining scheduled principal installments of the Incremental Term-2 Loan pursuant to Section 2.10(c) as directed by the Borrower. Each prepayment shall be accompanied by any amount required to be paid pursuant to Section 4.9. A Notice of Prepayment received after 12:00 noon shall be deemed received on the next Business Day. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the applicable Incremental Term-2 Loan Lenders of each Notice of Prepayment.

(ii) No Reborrowings. Amounts prepaid under the Incremental Term-2 Loan pursuant to this Section 2.10(d) may not be reborrowed.

ARTICLE III

LETTER OF CREDIT FACILITY

SECTION 3.1 L/C Commitment.

(a) Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Issuing Lender, in reliance on the agreements of the Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in Section 3.4(a), agrees to issue standby letters of credit (“Letters of Credit”) for the account of the Borrower on any Business Day from the Closing Date through but not including the Revolving Credit Maturity Date in such form as may be approved from time to time by the applicable Issuing Lender; provided, that no Issuing Lender shall have any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if, after giving effect to such issuance, the Administrative Agent has determined that (a) the L/C Obligations would exceed the L/C Commitment or (b) the Revolving Credit Outstandings would exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment. Each Letter of Credit shall (i) be denominated in Dollars in a minimum amount of $100,000 (other than Existing Letters of Credit or as otherwise agreed to by the applicable Issuing Lender and the Administrative Agent), (ii) be a standby letter of credit issued to support obligations of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, contingent or otherwise, incurred in the ordinary course of business, (iii) expire on a date no more than twelve (12) months after the date of issuance or last renewal of such Letter of Credit, which date shall be no later than the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (iv) be subject to the ISP98, as set forth in the Letter of Credit Application or as determined by the applicable Issuing Lender and, to the extent not inconsistent therewith, the laws of the State of New York. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Issuing Lender agrees to issue Letters of Credit with an expiration date later than the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (but no later than one year from the date of issuance thereof) in reliance upon the agreement by the Borrower to Cash Collateralize such Letters of Credit in an amount equal to 105% of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letters of Credit by the date that is thirty (30) days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, and the Borrower agrees so to Cash Collateralize such Letters of Credit by such date, it being understood that, except with respect to drawings made under such Letters of Credit prior to the date of receipt of such Cash Collateral by the applicable Issuing Lender, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (other than the applicable Issuing Lender) shall, after the date of receipt of such Cash Collateral by the applicable Issuing Lender, be released from any and all obligations to purchase participations or make Revolving Credit Loans in respect of such Letters of Credit. As of the Closing Date, each of the Existing Letters of Credit shall constitute, for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, a Letter of Credit issued and outstanding hereunder. No Issuing Lender shall at any time be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit hereunder if such issuance would violate, or cause such Issuing Lender or any L/C Participant to exceed any limits imposed by, any Applicable Law. References herein to “issue” and derivations thereof with respect to Letters of Credit shall also include extensions or modifications of any outstanding Letters of Credit, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

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(b) Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, this Article III shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Section 4.14 and Section 4.15.

SECTION 3.2 Procedure for Issuance of Letters of Credit. The Borrower may from time to time request that an Issuing Lender issue a Letter of Credit by delivering to such Issuing Lender and the Administrative Agent a Letter of Credit Application therefor, completed to the satisfaction of such Issuing Lender, and such other certificates, documents and other papers and information as such Issuing Lender may request. Upon receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the applicable Issuing Lender shall process such Letter of Credit Application and the certificates, documents and other papers and information delivered to it in connection therewith in accordance with its customary procedures and shall, subject to Section 3.1 and Article V, promptly issue the Letter of Credit requested thereby (but in no event shall such Issuing Lender be required to issue any Letter of Credit earlier than three (3) Business Days after its receipt of the Letter of Credit Application therefor and all such other certificates, documents and other papers and information relating thereto) by issuing the original of such Letter of Credit to the beneficiary thereof or as otherwise may be agreed by such Issuing Lender and the Borrower. The applicable Issuing Lender shall promptly furnish to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent a copy of such Letter of Credit. Upon receipt of such Letter of Credit, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender of the issuance and upon request by any Revolving Credit Lender, furnish to such Revolving Credit Lender a copy of such Letter of Credit and the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s participation therein, provided that the Administrative Agent shall be obligated to deliver the foregoing with respect to a Letter of Credit issued by an Additional Issuing Lenders only after receipt by the Administrative Agent of all notices required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent with respect thereto.

SECTION 3.3 Commissions and Other Charges.

(a) Letter of Credit Commissions. Subject to Section 4.15(a)(iii)(B), the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Lender and the L/C Participants, a letter of credit commission with respect to each Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the average daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit multiplied by the Applicable Margin with respect to Revolving Credit Loans that are LIBOR Rate Loans (determined on a per annum basis). Such commission shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter, on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and thereafter on demand of the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, distribute to the applicable Issuing Lender and the L/C Participants all commissions received pursuant to this Section in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages.

(b) Issuance Fee. In addition to the foregoing commission, for Letters of Credit issued by Bank of America, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of such Issuing Lender, an issuance fee with respect to each Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the face amount of such Letter of Credit multiplied by one eighth of one percent (0.125%) per annum. Such issuance fee shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and thereafter on demand of the Administrative Agent. For Letters of Credit issued by Additional Issuing Lenders, the Borrower shall pay to the applicable Additional Issuing Lender such issuance fees as shall be agreed to by the Borrower and such Additional Issuing Lender.

(c) Other Costs. In addition to the foregoing fees and commissions, the Borrower shall pay or reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender for such normal and customary costs and expenses as are incurred or charged by such Issuing Lender in issuing, effecting payment under, amending or otherwise administering any Letter of Credit.

 

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SECTION 3.4 L/C Participations.

(a) The applicable Issuing Lender irrevocably agrees to grant and hereby grants to each L/C Participant, and, to induce the applicable Issuing Lender to issue Letters of Credit hereunder, each L/C Participant irrevocably agrees to accept and purchase and hereby accepts and purchases from such Issuing Lender, on the terms and conditions hereinafter stated, for such L/C Participant’s own account and risk, an undivided interest equal to such L/C Participant’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage in such Issuing Lender’s obligations and rights under and in respect of each Letter of Credit issued hereunder and the amount of each draft paid by such Issuing Lender thereunder. Each L/C Participant unconditionally and irrevocably agrees with the applicable Issuing Lender that, if a draft is paid under any Letter of Credit for which such Issuing Lender is not reimbursed in full by the Borrower through a Revolving Credit Loan or otherwise in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, such L/C Participant shall pay to such Issuing Lender upon demand at such Issuing Lender’s address for notices specified herein an amount equal to such L/C Participant’s Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the amount of such draft, or any part thereof, that is not so reimbursed.

(b) Upon becoming aware of any amount required to be paid by any L/C Participant to the applicable Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.4(a) in respect of any unreimbursed portion of any payment made by such Issuing Lender under any Letter of Credit, such Issuing Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent and each L/C Participant of the amount and due date of such required payment and such L/C Participant shall pay to such Issuing Lender the amount specified on the applicable due date. If any such amount is paid to the applicable Issuing Lender after the date such payment is due, such L/C Participant shall pay to such Issuing Lender on demand, in addition to such amount, the product of (i) such amount, times (ii) the daily average Federal Funds Rate as determined by the Administrative Agent during the period from and including the date such payment is due to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such Issuing Lender, times (iii) a fraction the numerator of which is the number of days that elapse during such period and the denominator of which is 360. A certificate of the applicable Issuing Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this Section shall be presumed correct in the absence of manifest error. With respect to payment to the applicable Issuing Lender of the unreimbursed amounts described in this Section, if the L/C Participants receive notice that any such payment is due (A) prior to 2:00 p.m. on any Business Day, such payment shall be due that Business Day, and (B) after 2:00 p.m. on any Business Day, such payment shall be due on the following Business Day.

(c) Whenever, at any time after the applicable Issuing Lender has made payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any L/C Participant its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of such payment in accordance with this Section, such Issuing Lender receives any payment related to such Letter of Credit (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise), or any payment of interest on account thereof, such Issuing Lender will distribute to such L/C Participant its pro rata share thereof; provided, that in the event that any such payment received by such Issuing Lender shall be required to be returned by such Issuing Lender, such L/C Participant shall return to such Issuing Lender the portion thereof previously distributed by the Issuing Lender to it.

SECTION 3.5 Reimbursement Obligation of the Borrower. In the event of any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the Borrower agrees to reimburse (either with the proceeds of a Revolving Credit Loan as provided for in this Section or with funds from other sources), in same day funds, the applicable Issuing Lender on each date on which such Issuing Lender notifies the Borrower of the date and amount of a draft paid under any Letter of Credit for the amount of (a) such draft so paid and (b) any amounts referred to in Section 3.3(c) incurred by such Issuing Lender in connection with such payment. Unless the Borrower shall immediately notify the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Lender that the Borrower intends to reimburse such Issuing Lender for such drawing from other sources or funds, the Borrower shall be deemed to have timely given a Notice of Borrowing to the Administrative Agent

 

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requesting that the Revolving Credit Lenders make a Revolving Credit Loan bearing interest at the Base Rate on such date in the amount of (a) such draft so paid and (b) any amounts referred to in Section 3.3(c) incurred by such Issuing Lender in connection with such payment, and the Revolving Credit Lenders shall make a Revolving Credit Loan bearing interest at the Base Rate in such amount, the proceeds of which shall be applied to reimburse such Issuing Lender for the amount of the related drawing and costs and expenses. Each Revolving Credit Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to fund a Revolving Credit Loan in accordance with this Section to reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender for any draft paid under a Letter of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including non-satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.3(a) or Article V. If the Borrower has elected to pay the amount of such drawing with funds from other sources and shall fail to reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender as provided above, the unreimbursed amount of such drawing shall bear interest at the rate that would be payable on any outstanding Base Rate Loans that were then overdue from the date such amounts become payable (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) until payment in full.

SECTION 3.6 Obligations Absolute. The Borrower’s obligations under this Article III (including any Reimbursement Obligation) shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances and irrespective of any set-off, counterclaim or defense to payment that the Borrower may have or have had against the applicable Issuing Lender or any beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or any other Person. The Borrower also agrees that the applicable Issuing Lender and the L/C Participants shall not be responsible for, and the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligation under Section 3.5 shall not be affected by, among other things, the validity or genuineness of documents or of any endorsements thereon, even though such documents shall in fact prove to be invalid, fraudulent or forged, or any dispute between or among the Borrower and any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit or any other party to which such Letter of Credit may be transferred or any claims whatsoever of the Borrower against any beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or any such transferee. The applicable Issuing Lender and the Administrative Agent 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 Letter of Credit, except for errors or omissions caused by such Issuing Lender’s or Administrative Agent’s gross negligence, willful misconduct or breach in bad faith of its obligations hereunder, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final nonappealable judgment. The Borrower agrees that any action taken or omitted by the applicable Issuing Lender or the Administrative Agent under or in connection with any Letter of Credit or the related drafts or documents, if done in the absence of gross negligence, willful misconduct or breach in bad faith of its obligations hereunder, shall be binding on the Borrower and shall not result in any liability of such Issuing Lender, the Administrative Agent or any L/C Participant to the Borrower. The responsibility of the applicable Issuing Lender and the Administrative Agent to the Borrower in connection with any draft presented for payment under any Letter of Credit shall, in addition to any payment obligation expressly provided for in such Letter of Credit, be limited to determining that the documents (including each draft) delivered under such Letter of Credit in connection with such presentment are in conformity with such Letter of Credit.

SECTION 3.7 Effect of Letter of Credit Application. To the extent that any provision of any Letter of Credit Application related to any Letter of Credit is inconsistent with the provisions of this Article III, the provisions of this Article III shall apply.

SECTION 3.8 Appointment and Duties of Additional Issuing Lenders. The Borrower may appoint Additional Issuing Lenders by agreement with the applicable Additional Issuing Lender and written notice to the Administrative Agent given at least two (2) Business Days before the issuance of any Letters of Credit by such Additional Issuing Lender. Any Revolving Credit Lender designated as an Additional Issuing Lender shall remain as such until the Borrower gives written notice to the Administrative Agent that such Revolving Credit Lender is no longer an Additional Issuing Lender or

 

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such Additional Issuing Lender resigns pursuant to Section 13.10(g)(ii); provided that no L/C Obligations remain outstanding with respect to such Additional Issuing Lender. Each Additional Issuing Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent at least two (2) Business Days before (i) the issuance of any Letter of Credit by such Additional Issuing Lender and (ii) any amendment or modification to any Letter of Credit issued by such Additional Issuing Lender.

ARTICLE IV

GENERAL LOAN PROVISIONS

SECTION 4.1 Interest.

(a) Interest Rate Options. Subject to the provisions of this Section, at the election of the Borrower, (i) Revolving Credit Loans and Incremental Term Loans shall bear interest at (A) the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin or (B) the LIBOR Rate plus the Applicable Margin (provided that any Revolving Credit Loans made on the Closing Date or any of the three (3) Business Days following the Closing Date shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless the Borrower has delivered to the Administrative Agent a funding indemnity letter in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent not less than three (3) Business Days prior to the date of such Revolving Credit Loans) and (ii) any Swingline Loan shall bear interest at the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin. The Borrower shall select the rate of interest and Interest Period, if any, applicable to any Loan at the time a Notice of Borrowing is given or at the time a Notice of Conversion/Continuation is given pursuant to Section 4.2. Any Loan or any portion thereof as to which the Borrower has not duly specified an interest rate as provided herein shall be deemed a Base Rate Loan.

(b) Interest Periods. In connection with each LIBOR Rate Loan, the Borrower, by giving notice at the times described in Section 2.3 or 4.2, as applicable, shall elect an interest period (each, an “Interest Period”) to be applicable to such Loan, which Interest Period shall be a period of one (1), two (2), three (3) or six (6) months or, if agreed by all of the relevant Lenders, twelve (12) months; provided that:

(i) the Interest Period shall commence on the date of advance of or conversion to any LIBOR Rate Loan and, in the case of immediately successive Interest Periods, each successive Interest Period shall commence on the date on which the immediately preceding Interest Period expires;

(ii) if any Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall expire on the next succeeding Business Day; provided, that if any Interest Period with respect to a LIBOR Rate Loan would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day but is a day of the month after which no further Business Day occurs in such month, such Interest Period shall expire on the immediately preceding Business Day;

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

(iv) no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Revolving Credit Maturity Date or the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date, as applicable; and

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(c) Default Rate. Subject to Section 11.3, (i) immediately upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 11.1(a), (b), (i) or (j), or (ii) at the election of the Required Lenders (or the Administrative Agent at the direction of the Required Lenders), upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any other Event of Default, (A) the Borrower shall no longer have the option to request LIBOR Rate Loans, Swingline Loans or Letters of Credit, (B) all outstanding such LIBOR Rate Loans shall bear interest at a rate per annum of two percent (2%) in excess of the rate then applicable to LIBOR Rate Loans until the end of the applicable Interest Period and thereafter at a rate equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans, and (C) all outstanding Base Rate Loans and other Obligations arising hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans or such other Obligations arising hereunder or under any other Loan Document. Interest shall continue to accrue on the Obligations after the filing by or against the Borrower of any petition seeking any relief in bankruptcy or under any act or law pertaining to insolvency or debtor relief, whether state, federal or foreign. Such interest shall be payable on demand of the Administrative Agent.

(d) Interest Payment and Computation. Interest on each Base Rate Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter commencing June 30, 2018; and interest on each LIBOR Rate Loan shall be due and payable on the last day of each Interest Period applicable thereto, and if such Interest Period extends over three (3) months, at the end of each three (3) month interval during such Interest Period. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to LIBOR) shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 4.4(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

(e) Maximum Rate. In no contingency or event whatsoever shall the aggregate of all amounts deemed interest or loan charges under this Agreement charged or collected pursuant to the terms of this Agreement exceed the amount collectible at the highest rate permissible under any Applicable Law that a court of competent jurisdiction shall, in a final determination, deem applicable hereto. In the event that such a court determines that the Lenders have charged or received interest or loan charges hereunder in excess of the amount collectible at the highest permissible rate, the rate in effect hereunder shall automatically be reduced to the maximum rate permitted by Applicable Law and the Lenders shall at the Administrative Agent’s option (i) promptly refund to the Borrower any interest or loan charges received by the Lenders in excess of the amount collectible at the maximum lawful rate or (ii) apply such excess to the principal balance of the Obligations on a pro rata basis. It is the intent hereof that the Borrower not pay or contract to pay, and that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender receive or contract to receive, directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever, interest or loan charges in excess of those that may be paid by the Borrower under Applicable Law.

SECTION 4.2 Notice and Manner of Conversion or Continuation of Loans. Provided that no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is then continuing, the Borrower shall have the option to (a) convert at any time following the third Business Day after the Closing Date all or any portion of any outstanding Base Rate Loans (other than Swingline Loans) in a principal amount equal to $3,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof into one or more LIBOR Rate Loans and (b) upon the expiration of any Interest Period, (i) convert all or any part of its outstanding LIBOR Rate Loans in a principal amount equal to $2,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof into Base Rate

 

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Loans (other than Swingline Loans) or (ii) continue such LIBOR Rate Loans as LIBOR Rate Loans. Whenever the Borrower desires to convert or continue Loans as provided above, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent irrevocable prior written notice in the form attached as Exhibit E (a “Notice of Conversion/Continuation”) not later than 2:00 p.m. three (3) Business Days before the day on which a proposed conversion or continuation of such Loan is to be effective specifying (A) the Loans to be converted or continued, and, in the case of any LIBOR Rate Loan to be converted or continued, the last day of the Interest Period therefor, (B) the effective date of such conversion or continuation (which shall be a Business Day), (C) the principal amount of such Loans to be converted or continued, and (D) the Interest Period to be applicable to such converted or continued LIBOR Rate Loan. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Lenders of such Notice of Conversion/Continuation. In the event the Borrower shall fail to give any required notice as described in this Section 4.2 or if such continuation or conversion is not permitted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, any LIBOR Rate Loans shall be automatically converted to Base Rate Loans on the last day of the then expiring Interest Period.

SECTION 4.3 Fees.

(a) Commitment Fee. Commencing on the Closing Date, subject to Section 4.15(a)(iii)(A), the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Revolving Credit Lenders, a non-refundable commitment fee (the “Commitment Fee”) at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin on the average daily unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitment of the Revolving Credit Lenders (other than the Defaulting Lenders, if any); provided, that the amount of outstanding Swingline Loans shall not be considered usage of the Revolving Credit Commitment for the purpose of calculating such Commitment Fee. The Commitment Fee shall be payable in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter during the term of this Agreement commencing June 30, 2018 and ending on the date upon which all Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations not then due) arising under the Revolving Credit Facility shall have been indefeasibly and irrevocably paid and satisfied in full, all Letters of Credit have been terminated or expired (or been Cash Collateralized) and the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated. The Commitment Fee shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent to the Revolving Credit Lenders (other than any Defaulting Lender) pro rata in accordance with such Revolving Credit Lenders’ respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages.

(b) Administrative Agent’s and Other Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Arrangers and the Administrative Agent for their own respective accounts and the account of each Lender fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the applicable Fee Letter. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

SECTION 4.4 Manner of Payment.

(a) Each payment by the Borrower on account of the principal of or interest on the Loans or of any fee, commission or other amounts (including any Reimbursement Obligation) payable to the Lenders under this Agreement shall be made not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified for payment under this Agreement to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office for the account of the Lenders entitled to such payment in Dollars, in immediately available funds, and shall be made without any set-off, counterclaim or deduction whatsoever. Any payment received after such time but before 2:00 p.m. on such day shall be deemed a payment on such date for the purposes of Section 11.1, but for all other purposes shall be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day. Any payment received after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day for all purposes. Upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of each such payment, the Administrative Agent shall distribute to each Lender at its address for notices set forth herein its Commitment Percentage (except as specified below) and shall wire advice of the amount of such credit to each Lender. Each payment to the Administrative Agent on account of the principal of or interest on the

 

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Swingline Loans or of any fee, commission or other amounts payable to the Swingline Lender shall be made in like manner, but for the account of the Swingline Lender. Each payment to the Administrative Agent of any Issuing Lender’s fees or L/C Participants’ commissions shall be made in like manner, but for the account of the applicable Issuing Lender or the L/C Participants, as the case may be. Payment of the Administrative Agent’s fees or expenses shall be made for the account of the Administrative Agent, and any amount payable to any Lender under Sections 4.9, 4.10, 4.11 or 13.3 shall be paid to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lender. Subject to Section 4.1(b)(ii) if any payment under this Agreement shall be specified to be made upon a day that is not a Business Day, it shall be made on the next succeeding day that is a Business Day and such extension of time shall in such case be included in computing any interest if payable along with such payment.

(b) Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding the foregoing clause (a), if there exists a Defaulting Lender, each payment by the Borrower to such Defaulting Lender hereunder shall be applied in accordance with Section 4.15(a)(ii).

SECTION 4.5 Evidence of Indebtedness.

(a) Extensions of Credit. The Extensions of Credit made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be presumed correct absent manifest error of the amount of the Extensions of Credit made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Revolving Credit Note, Incremental Term Loan Note and/or Swingline Note, as applicable, which shall evidence such Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans, Incremental Term Loans and/or Swingline Loans, as applicable, in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Notes and endorse thereon the date, amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

(b) Participations. In addition to the accounts and records referred to in subsection (a), each Revolving Credit Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Revolving Credit Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Revolving Credit Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

SECTION 4.6 Adjustments. If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Loans or other obligations hereunder resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and accrued interest thereon or other such obligations (other than pursuant to Sections 4.9, 4.10, 4.11 or 13.3) greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and such other obligations of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and other amounts owing them; provided that:

 

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(i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and

(ii) the provisions of this Section 4.6 shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (B) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 4.14 or (C) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in Swingline Loans and Letters of Credit to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply).

Each Credit Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under Applicable Law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against each Credit Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of each Credit Party in the amount of such participation.

SECTION 4.7 Nature of Obligations of Lenders Regarding Extensions of Credit; Assumption by the Administrative Agent. The obligations of the Lenders under this Agreement to make the Loans and issue or participate in Letters of Credit are several and are not joint or joint and several. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to a proposed borrowing date that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s ratable portion of the amount to be borrowed on such date (which notice shall not release such Lender of its obligations hereunder), the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such portion available to the Administrative Agent on the proposed borrowing date in accordance with Section 2.3(b), and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower on such date a corresponding amount. If such amount is made available to the Administrative Agent on a date after such borrowing date, such Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent on demand an amount, until paid, equal to the product of (a) the amount not made available by such Lender in accordance with the terms hereof, times (b) the daily average Federal Funds Rate during such period as determined by the Administrative Agent, times (c) a fraction the numerator of which is the number of days that elapse from and including such borrowing date to the date on which such amount not made available by such Lender in accordance with the terms hereof shall have become immediately available to the Administrative Agent and the denominator of which is 360. A certificate of the Administrative Agent with respect to any amounts owing under this Section shall be presumed correct, absent manifest error. If such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of such borrowing is not made available to the Administrative Agent by such Lender within three (3) Business Days after such borrowing date, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover such amount made available by the Administrative Agent with interest thereon at the rate per annum applicable to Base Rate Loans hereunder, on demand, from the Borrower. The failure of any Lender to make available its Commitment Percentage of any Loan requested by the Borrower shall not relieve it or any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Commitment Percentage of such Loan available on the borrowing date, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make its Commitment Percentage of such Loan available on the borrowing date.

SECTION 4.8 Changed Circumstances.

(a) Temporary Circumstances Affecting LIBOR Rate Availability. Except in the case of circumstances described in Section 4.8(b), if the Required Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a LIBOR Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof that (i) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such LIBOR Rate Loan, (ii) adequate and reasonable means do

 

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not exist for determining LIBOR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBOR Rate Loan, or (iii) because of changes in circumstances affecting foreign exchange and interbank markets generally LIBOR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBOR Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Rate Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a borrowing of Base Rate Loans hereunder in the amount specified therein.

(b) Non-Temporary Circumstances Affecting LIBOR Rate Availability. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Documents, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), or the Borrower or Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent (with, in the case of the Required Lenders, a copy to Borrower) that the Borrower or Required Lenders (as applicable) have determined, that:

(i) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining LIBOR for any requested Interest Period, including because the LIBOR Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis, and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary; or

(ii) the administrator of the LIBOR Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which LIBOR or the LIBOR Screen Rate shall no longer be made available or used for determining the interest rate of loans (such specific date, the “Scheduled Unavailability Date”), or

(iii) syndicated loans currently being executed, or that include language similar to that contained in this Section, are being executed or amended (as applicable) to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR,

then, reasonably promptly after such determination by the Administrative Agent or receipt by the Administrative Agent of such notice, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace LIBOR with an alternate benchmark rate (including any mathematical or other adjustments to the benchmark (if any) incorporated therein), giving due consideration to any evolving or then existing convention for similar U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities for such alternative benchmarks (any such proposed rate, a “LIBOR Successor Rate”), together with any proposed LIBOR Successor Rate Conforming Changes, and any such amendment shall become effective at 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on the fifth Business Day after the Administrative Agent shall have posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrower unless, prior to such time, Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders do not accept such amendment.

If no LIBOR Successor Rate has been determined and the circumstances under clause (i) above exist or the Scheduled Unavailability Date has occurred (as applicable), the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans shall be suspended, (to the extent of the affected LIBOR Rate Loans or Interest Periods), and (y) the LIBOR Rate component shall no longer be utilized in determining the Base Rate. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Rate Loans (to the extent of the affected LIBOR Rate Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a borrowing of Base Rate Loans (subject to the foregoing clause (y)) in the amount specified therein. Notwithstanding anything else herein, any definition of LIBOR Successor Rate shall provide that in no event shall such LIBOR Successor Rate be less than zero for purposes of this Agreement.

 

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(c) Laws Affecting LIBOR Rate Availability. If, after the date hereof, any Change in Law shall make it unlawful or impossible for any of the Lenders (or any of their respective Lending Offices) to honor its obligations hereunder to make or maintain any LIBOR Rate Loan, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the LIBOR Rate, or any Governmental Authority imposes material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the London interbank markets, such Lender shall promptly give notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall promptly give notice to the Borrower and the other Lenders. Thereafter, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that such circumstances no longer exist, (i) the obligations of such Lender to make or continue LIBOR Rate Loans and the right of the Borrower to convert any Loan or continue any Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan shall be suspended and thereafter the Borrower may select only Base Rate Loans hereunder, and (ii) the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), repay or, if applicable, convert all LIBOR Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such LIBOR Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such LIBOR Rate Loans. Upon any such repayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.

SECTION 4.9 Indemnity. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrower shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

(a) any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

(b) any failure by the Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrower; or

(c) any assignment of a LIBOR Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 4.12(b);

including any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained. The Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 4.9, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each LIBOR Rate Loan made by it at LIBOR used in determining the LIBOR Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank eurodollar market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such LIBOR Rate Loan was in fact so funded.

 

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SECTION 4.10 Increased Costs.

(a) Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:

(i) impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or advances, loans or other credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement reflected in the LIBOR Rate) or any Issuing Lender;

(ii) subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or

(iii) impose on any Lender or any Issuing Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or LIBOR Rate Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender, such Issuing Lender or such other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender, such Issuing Lender or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, such Issuing Lender or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon written request of such Lender, such Issuing Lender or other Recipient, the Borrower shall promptly pay to any such Lender, such Issuing Lender or other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, such Issuing Lender or other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

(b) Capital Requirements. If any Lender or any Issuing Lender determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or such Issuing Lender or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements, has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Lender, to a level below that which such Lender or such Issuing Lender or such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time upon written request of such Lender or such Issuing Lender the Borrower shall promptly pay to such Lender or such Issuing Lender, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Issuing Lender or such Lender’s or such Issuing Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

(c) Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender, any Issuing Lender or such other Recipient setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender, such Issuing Lender, such other Recipient or any of their respective holding companies, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrower, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender, such Issuing Lender or such other Recipient, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

 

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(d) Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender, any Issuing Lender or such other Recipient to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s, such Issuing Lender’s or such other Recipient’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate any Lender, any Issuing Lender or any other Recipient pursuant to this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than six (6) months prior to the date that such Lender, such Issuing Lender or such other Recipient, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions, and of such Lender’s, such Issuing Lender’s or such other Recipient’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the six-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

SECTION 4.11 Taxes.

(a) Issuing Lenders. For purposes of this Section 4.11, the term “Lender” includes each Issuing Lender.

(b) Payments Free of Taxes. 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 (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent 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, 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), the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.

(c) Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. Without limiting the provisions of paragraph (b) above, 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.

(d) Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify each Recipient, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Recipient (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Recipient, shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.

(e) Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified 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 without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 13.11(d) 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

 

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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 (e).

(f) Evidence of Payments. As soon as is reasonably practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 4.11, 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 (if any) reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(g) Status of Lenders.

(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 4.11(g)(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.

(ii) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that the Borrower is a U.S. Person:

(A) Any Lender that is a U.S. Person 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 United States federal backup withholding tax;

(B) any Foreign 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 Foreign 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:

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W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, United States 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, United States 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 Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1 to the effect that such Foreign 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 (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E; or

(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-2 or Exhibit H-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

(C) any Foreign 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 Foreign 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 United States 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

(D) if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to United States federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to 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 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.

 

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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.

(h) FATCA. For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Closing Date, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) the Revolving Credit Loans as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i).

(i) Treatment of Certain Refunds. If the Administrative Agent, a Lender or any Issuing Lender 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 4.11 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 4.11), 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 (i) (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 (i), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (i) 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.

(j) Survival. Without prejudice to the survival of any other agreement of the Borrower hereunder, each party’s obligations under this Section 4.11 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 Revolving Credit Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.

SECTION 4.12 Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

(a) Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 4.10, or requires the Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 4.11, then such Lender shall, at the request of the Borrower, use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 4.10 or Section 4.11, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.

 

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(b) Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 4.10, or if the Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 4.11, and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different lending office in accordance with Section 4.12(a), or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, a Non-Extending Lender or a Restricted Lender (as defined below), then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 13.10), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 4.10 or Section 4.11) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that:

(i) the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 13.10,

(ii) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and participations in Letters of Credit, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 4.9) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts),

(iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 4.10 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 4.11, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter,

(iv) in the case of any such assignment by a Restricted Lender, the assignee must have approved in writing the substance of the amendment, waiver or consent which caused the assignor to be a Restricted Lender; and

(v) such assignment does not conflict with Applicable Law.

A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply. For the purposes of this Section 4.12, a “Restricted Lender” means a Lender that fails to approve an amendment, waiver or consent requested by the Credit Parties pursuant to Section 13.2 that has received the written approval of not less than the Required Lenders but also requires the approval of such Lender.

SECTION 4.13 Security. The Obligations of the Borrower shall be secured as provided in the Security Documents.

SECTION 4.14 Cash Collateral. At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the Fronting Exposure of such Issuing Lender and/or the Swingline Lender, as applicable, with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 4.15(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.

 

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(a) 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 Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender, 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 L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans, to be applied pursuant to subsection (b) 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, the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender as herein provided (other than Liens permitted under Sections 10.2(a) or (k)), 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).

(b) Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section 4.14 or Section 4.15 in respect of Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans (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.

(c) Termination of Requirement. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce the Fronting Exposure of any Issuing Lender and/or the Swingline Lender, as applicable, shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 4.14 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, the applicable Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that, subject to Section 4.15, the Person providing Cash Collateral, the applicable Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender may agree that Cash Collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations; and provided further that to the extent that such Cash Collateral was provided by the Borrower, such Cash Collateral shall remain subject to the security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.

SECTION 4.15 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:

(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 Section 13.2.

(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 X or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 13.4 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 each Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the Fronting Exposure of each Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 4.14; fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan or funded participation in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to

 

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(A) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans and funded participations under this Agreement and (B) Cash Collateralize each Issuing Lender’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 4.14; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, each Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (1) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or funded participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (2) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 5.2 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and funded participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or funded participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Revolving Credit Commitments without giving effect to Section 4.15(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 4.15(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and 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 letter of credit commissions pursuant to Section 3.3 for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 4.14.

(C) With respect to any letter of credit commission not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (B) above, the Borrower shall (1) 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 L/C Obligations or Swingline Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (2) pay to each Issuing Lender and Swingline Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such Issuing Lender’s or Swingline Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (3) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.

 

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(iv) Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitment Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 5.2 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, 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 Revolving Credit Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit 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 Swingline 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 Swingline Loans in an amount equal to the Swingline Lender’s Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize each Issuing Lender’s Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 4.14.

(vi) New Swingline Loans/Letters of Credit. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loans unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect to such Swingline Loan and (ii) no Issuing Lender shall be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.

(b) Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender 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), such Lender will, to the extent applicable, 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 Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans to be held pro rata by the Lenders in accordance with the Revolving Credit Commitments (without giving effect to Section 4.15(a)(iv)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that the agreement of the Borrower shall not be required during the occurrence and continuation of a Default or Event of Default; and provided, further, 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.

ARTICLE V

CONDITIONS OF CLOSING AND BORROWING

SECTION 5.1 Conditions to Closing and Initial Extensions of Credit. The obligation of the Lenders to close this Agreement and to make the initial Loans or issue or participate in the initial Letters of Credit, if any, is subject to the satisfaction of each of the following conditions:

 

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(a) Executed Loan Documents. This Agreement, a Revolving Credit Note in favor of each Revolving Credit Lender requesting a Revolving Credit Note, a Swingline Note in favor of the Swingline Lender (if requested thereby), an Incremental Term Loan Note in favor of each Incremental Term-2 Loan Lender requesting an Incremental Term Loan, the Security Documents (including the Reaffirmation Agreement), together with any other applicable Loan Documents, shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent by the parties thereto, shall be in full force and effect and no Default or Event of Default shall exist hereunder or thereunder.

(b) Closing Certificates; Etc. The Agents shall have received each of the following in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents:

(i) Officer’s Certificate of the Borrower. A certificate from the chief financial officer of the Borrower to the effect that all representations and warranties of the Borrower contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents that are subject to materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifications are true, correct and complete in all respects and that all other representations and warranties of the Borrower contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true, correct and complete in all material respects; that none of the Credit Parties is in violation of any of the covenants contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; that, after giving effect to the Transactions, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing; and that each of the Credit Parties, as applicable, has satisfied each of the conditions set forth in Section 5.1 and Section 5.2 that has not been waived.

(ii) Certificate of Secretary of each Credit Party. A certificate of the secretary or assistant secretary or other Responsible Officer of each Credit Party certifying as to the incumbency and genuineness of the signature of each officer of such Credit Party executing Loan Documents to which it is a party and certifying that attached thereto is a true, correct and complete copy of (A) the articles or certificate of incorporation or formation of such Credit Party and all amendments thereto, certified as of a recent date by the appropriate Governmental Authority in its jurisdiction of incorporation or formation, (or, if applicable, certification by such Responsible Officer that such articles of incorporation or formation have not been amended since the last date on which they were previously delivered to the Administrative Agent), (B) the bylaws or other governing document of such Credit Party as in effect on the Closing Date (or, if applicable, certification by such Responsible Officer that such bylaws or other governing document have not been amended since the last date on which they were previously delivered to the Administrative Agent), (C) resolutions duly adopted by the sole member, board of directors or other governing body of such Credit Party authorizing the transactions contemplated hereunder and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (D) each certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(b)(iii).

(iii) Certificates of Good Standing. Certificates as of a recent date of the good standing of each Credit Party under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization and, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, each other jurisdiction where such Credit Party is qualified to do business and, to the extent available, a certificate of the relevant taxing authorities of such jurisdictions certifying that such Credit Party has filed required tax returns and owes no delinquent taxes.

(iv) Opinions of Counsel. Favorable opinions of counsel to the Credit Parties addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders with respect to the Credit Parties, the Loan Documents and such other matters as the Lenders shall request (which such opinions shall expressly permit reliance by permitted successors and assigns of the addressees thereof).

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(c) Lien Search. The Administrative Agent shall have received the results of a Lien search, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory thereto, made against the Credit Parties under the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in each jurisdiction in which filings or recordations under the Uniform Commercial Code should be made to evidence or perfect security interests in all Collateral of such Credit Party, indicating among other things that the assets of each such Credit Party are free and clear of any Lien except for Permitted Liens.

(d) Consents; Defaults.

(i) Governmental and Third Party Approvals. The Credit Parties shall have received all material governmental, shareholder and third party consents and approvals necessary (or any other material consents as determined in the reasonable discretion of the Administrative Agent) in connection with the Transactions and all applicable waiting periods shall have expired without any action being taken by any Person that could reasonably be expected to restrain, prevent or impose any material adverse conditions on any of the Credit Parties or such other transactions or that could seek or threaten any of the foregoing, and no Applicable Law in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent could reasonably be expected to have such effect.

(ii) No Injunction, Etc. No action, proceeding, investigation, regulation or legislation shall have been instituted or overtly threatened in writing before any Governmental Authority to enjoin, restrain or prohibit, or to obtain substantial damages in respect of, or that is related to or arises out of, this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or the consummation of the Transactions.

(e) Financial Matters.

(i) Financial Projections. The Agents shall have received pro forma Consolidated financial statements for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, and forecasts prepared by management of the Borrower, of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements on an annual basis for each year during the term of the Credit Facility.

(ii) Financial Condition Certificate. The Borrower shall have delivered to the Agents a certificate, in form and substance satisfactory to the Agents, and certified as accurate by a Responsible Officer, that (A) after giving effect to the Transactions, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are Solvent, (B) attached thereto are calculations evidencing compliance on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the Transactions with the covenants contained in Article IX, and (C) the financial projections previously delivered to the Agents represent the good faith estimates (utilizing assumptions believed by management of the Borrower to be reasonable) of the financial condition and operations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

(iii) Payment at Closing; Fee Letters. The Borrower shall have paid to the Agents, the Arrangers and the Lenders the fees set forth or referenced in Section 4.3 that are then due and any other accrued and unpaid fees or commissions, to the extent invoiced, due hereunder (including legal fees and expenses) and to any other Person such amount as may be due thereto in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, including all taxes, fees and other charges in connection with the execution, delivery, recording, filing and registration of any of the Loan Documents.

(f) Miscellaneous.

(i) Notice of Borrowing. As to the initial Extensions of Credit, the Administrative Agent shall have received a Notice of Borrowing from the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.3(a), and a Notice of Account Designation specifying the account or accounts to which the proceeds of any Loans made after the Closing Date are to be disbursed.

 

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(ii) Due Diligence. The Agents shall have each completed, to its reasonable satisfaction, all legal, tax, business and other due diligence with respect to the business, assets, liabilities, operations and condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in scope and determination reasonably satisfactory to the Agents in their sole discretion.

(iii) PATRIOT Act, etc. The Borrower and each of the Subsidiary Guarantors shall have provided to the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders the documentation and other information requested by the Administrative Agent in order to comply with requirements of the PATRIOT Act, applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations not less than five Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

(iv) Other Documents. All opinions, certificates and other instruments and all proceedings in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall have received copies of all other documents, certificates and instruments reasonably requested thereby with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 12.3, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 5.1, the Administrative Agent and each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.

SECTION 5.2 Conditions to All Extensions of Credit. The obligations of the Lenders to make any Extensions of Credit (including the initial Extension of Credit) and convert or continue any Loan and the obligation of any Issuing Lender to issue or extend any Letter of Credit are subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent on the relevant borrowing, continuation, conversion, issuance or extension date:

(a) Continuation of Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Credit Party contained in Article VI and each other Loan Document that are subject to materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifications shall be true and correct in all respects and the representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Credit Party contained in Article VI and each other Loan Document that are not subject to materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifications shall be true and correct in all material respects, in each case, both before and after giving effect to such proposed borrowing, continuation, conversion, issuance or extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date.

(b) No Existing Default. No Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing (i) on the borrowing, continuation or conversion date with respect to such Loan or after giving effect to the Loans to be made, continued or converted on such date or (ii) on the issuance or extension date with respect to such Letter of Credit or after giving effect to the issuance or extension of such Letter of Credit on such date.

 

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(c) Notices. The Administrative Agent shall have received a Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Conversion/Continuation, as applicable, from the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.3(a) and Section 4.2.

ARTICLE VI

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE BORROWER

SECTION 6.1 Representations and Warranties. To induce the Administrative Agent and Lenders to enter into this Agreement and to induce the Lenders to make Extensions of Credit, the Borrower hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and Lenders both before and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereunder that:

(a) Organization; Power; Qualification. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation, has the power and authority to own its properties and to carry on its business as now being and hereafter proposed to be conducted and is duly qualified and authorized to do business in each jurisdiction in which the character of its properties or the nature of its business requires such qualification and authorization except in jurisdictions where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The jurisdictions in which the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are organized and qualified to do business as of the Closing Date are described on Schedule 6.1(a).

(b) Ownership. Each Subsidiary of the Borrower as of the Closing Date is listed on Schedule 6.1(b). As of the Closing Date, the capitalization of the Subsidiaries of the Borrower consists of the number of shares or other interests, authorized, issued and outstanding, of such classes and series, with or without par value, described on Schedule 6.1(b). As of the Closing Date, all outstanding shares of the Capital Stock of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable, with no personal liability attaching to the ownership thereof, and not subject to any preemptive or similar rights, except as described in Schedule 6.1(b). The shareholders, members or partners, as applicable, of each Subsidiary of the Borrower and the number of shares owned by each as of the Closing Date are described on Schedule 6.1(b). As of the Closing Date, there are no outstanding stock purchase warrants, subscriptions, options, securities, instruments or other rights of any type or nature whatsoever that are convertible into, exchangeable for or otherwise provide for or permit the issuance of Capital Stock of the Subsidiaries of the Borrower, except as described on Schedule 6.1(b).

(c) Authorization of Agreement, Loan Documents and Borrowing. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries has the right, power and authority and has taken all necessary corporate and other action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents to which it is a party in accordance with their respective terms. This Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents have been duly executed and delivered by duly authorized officers or other representatives of the Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries party thereto, and each such document constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiary party thereto, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar state or federal debtor relief laws from time to time in effect that affect the enforcement of creditors’ rights and the availability of equitable remedies.

 

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(d) Compliance of Agreement, Loan Documents and Borrowing with Laws, Etc. The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries of the Loan Documents to which each such Person is a party, in accordance with their respective terms, the Extensions of Credit hereunder and the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not, by the passage of time, the giving of notice or otherwise, (i) require any Governmental Approval or violate any Applicable Law relating to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries where the failure to obtain such Governmental Approval or such violation of Applicable Law could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute a default under the articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational documents of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (iii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument to which such Person is a party or by which any of its properties may be bound or any Governmental Approval relating to such Person that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (iv) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to any property now owned or hereafter acquired by such Person other than Liens arising under the Loan Documents and Permitted Liens or (v) require any consent or authorization of, filing with, or other act in respect of, an arbitrator or Governmental Authority, and no consent of any other Person is required in connection with the execution, delivery, performance, validity or enforceability of this Agreement other than consents, authorizations, filings or other acts or consents that have been obtained or made or for which the failure to obtain or make could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and other than consents or filings under the UCC.

(e) Compliance with Law; Governmental Approvals. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (i) has all Governmental Approvals required by any Applicable Law for it to conduct its business, each of which is in full force and effect, is final and not subject to review on appeal and is not the subject of any pending or, to its knowledge, threatened challenge by direct or collateral proceeding, (ii) is in compliance with each Governmental Approval applicable to it and in compliance with all other Applicable Laws relating to it or any of its respective properties and (iii) has timely filed all reports, documents and other materials required to be filed by it under all Applicable Laws with any Governmental Authority and has retained all records and documents required to be retained by it under Applicable Law, except in each case under clause (i), (ii) or (iii) above, where the failure to have, comply or file could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(f) Tax Returns and Payments. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries has duly filed or caused to be filed all federal, state, local and other material tax returns required by Applicable Law to be filed, and has paid, or made adequate provision for the payment of, all federal, state, local and other material taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it and its property, income, profits and assets prior to any delinquency. Such returns accurately reflect in all material respects all material liabilities for taxes of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the periods covered thereby. There is no ongoing audit or examination or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, other investigation by any Governmental Authority of the tax liability of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries. No Governmental Authority has asserted any Lien or other claim against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with respect to unpaid taxes that has not been discharged or resolved other than Permitted Liens. The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Borrower and any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of federal, state, local and other taxes for all Fiscal Years and portions thereof since the organization of the Borrower and any of its Restricted Subsidiaries are in the judgment of the Borrower adequate, and the Borrower does not anticipate any additional taxes or assessments for any of such years.

(g) Intellectual Property Matters. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries owns or possesses rights to use all material franchises, licenses, copyrights, copyright applications, patents, patent rights or licenses, patent applications, trademarks, trademark rights, service mark, service mark rights, trade names, trade name rights, copyrights and other rights with respect to the foregoing that are reasonably necessary to conduct its business. No event has occurred that permits, or after notice or lapse of time or both would permit, the revocation or termination of any such rights, and neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary thereof is liable to any Person for infringement under Applicable Law with respect to any such rights as a result of its business operations except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(h) Environmental Matters. Except to the extent that any of the following, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:

(i) To the knowledge of the Borrower, the properties owned, leased or operated by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries now or in the past do not contain, and have not previously contained, any Hazardous Materials in amounts or concentrations that (A) constitute or constituted a violation of applicable Environmental Laws or (B) could reasonably be expected to give rise to liability under applicable Environmental Laws;

(ii) The Borrower, each of its Subsidiaries and such properties and all operations conducted in connection therewith are in compliance, and have been in compliance, with all applicable Environmental Laws, and to the knowledge of the Borrower there is no contamination at, under or about such properties or such operations that could interfere with the continued operation of such properties or impair the fair saleable value thereof;

(iii) Neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary thereof has received from any Governmental Authority, any written notice of violation, alleged violation, non-compliance, liability or potential liability regarding Hazardous Materials or compliance with Environmental Laws, nor does the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof have knowledge or reason to believe that any such notice will be received or is being threatened;

(iv) To the knowledge of the Borrower, Hazardous Materials have not been transported or disposed of to or from the properties owned, leased or operated by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in violation of, or in a manner or to a location that could give rise to liability under, Environmental Laws, nor have any Hazardous Materials been generated, treated, stored or disposed of at, on or under any of such properties in violation of, or in a manner that could reasonably be expected to give rise to liability under, any applicable Environmental Laws;

(v) No judicial proceedings or governmental or administrative action is pending, or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, overtly threatened in writing, under any Environmental Law to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof is or, to the Borrower’s knowledge will be, named as a potentially responsible party with respect to such properties or operations conducted in connection therewith, nor are there any consent decrees or other decrees, consent orders, administrative orders or other orders, or other administrative or judicial requirements outstanding under any Environmental Law with respect to the Borrower, any Subsidiary or such properties or such operations; and

(vi) To the knowledge of the Borrower, there has been no release of Hazardous Materials at or from properties owned, leased or operated by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, now or in the past, in violation of or in amounts or in a manner that could give rise to liability under Environmental Laws.

(i) ERISA.

(i) As of the Closing Date, neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate maintains or contributes to, or has any obligation under, any Pension Plans or Multiemployer Plans other than those identified on Schedule 6.1(i);

 

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(ii) The Borrower and each other Credit Party is in material compliance with all applicable provisions of ERISA and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder, including the prohibited transaction provisions of Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975 of the Code, with respect to all Employee Benefit Plans except for any required amendments for which the remedial amendment period as defined in Section 401(b) of the Code has not yet expired and except where a failure to so comply could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Each Employee Benefit Plan that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be so qualified (or the Borrower is entitled to rely on an opinion letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service to the sponsor of a prototype plan), and each trust related to such plan has been determined to be exempt under Section 501(a) of the Code except for such plans that have not yet received determination letters but for which the remedial amendment period for submitting a determination letter (or an application for an opinion letter) has not yet expired. No unsatisfied liability for any taxes or penalties has been incurred by the Borrower or any other Credit Party with respect to any Employee Benefit Plan, or by any other ERISA Affiliate with respect to any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan, except for a liability that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(iii) As of the Closing Date, no Pension Plan has been terminated, nor has any accumulated funding deficiency (as defined in Section 412 of the Code) been incurred (without regard to any waiver granted under Section 412 of the Code), nor has any funding waiver from the Internal Revenue Service been received or requested with respect to any Pension Plan, nor has the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate failed to make any contributions or to pay any amounts due and owing as required by Section 412 of the Code, Section 302 of ERISA or the terms of any Pension Plan prior to the due dates of such contributions under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, nor has there been any event requiring any disclosure under Section 4041(c)(3)(C) or 4063(a) of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan;

(iv) Except where the failure of any of the following representations to be correct in all material respects could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has: (A) incurred any liability to the PBGC that remains outstanding other than the payment of premiums and there are no premium payments that are due and unpaid, (B) failed to make a required contribution or payment to a Multiemployer Plan, or (C) failed to make a required installment or other required payment under Section 412 of the Code;

(v) No Termination Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur;

(vi) Except where the failure of any of the following representations to be correct in all material respects could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no proceeding, claim (other than a benefits claim in the ordinary course of business), lawsuit and/or investigation is existing or, to the best knowledge of the Borrower after due inquiry, threatened concerning or involving any (A) employee welfare benefit plan (as defined in Section 3(1) of ERISA) currently maintained or contributed to by the Borrower or any other Credit Party, (B) Pension Plan or (C) Multiemployer Plan; and

(vii) As of the Closing Date, the Borrower is not and will not be using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one or more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit or the Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

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(j) Margin Stock. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is engaged principally or as one of its activities in the business of extending credit for the purpose of “purchasing” or “carrying” any “margin stock” (as each such term is defined or used in Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System). No part of the proceeds of any of the Loans or Letters of Credit will be used for purchasing or carrying margin stock in violation of, or for any purpose that violates the provisions of, Regulation T, U or X of such Board of Governors. Following the application of the proceeds of each borrowing hereunder or drawing under each Letter of Credit, not more than 25% of the aggregate value of the assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis that are subject to the provisions of Section 10.2 or Section 10.4, or that are subject to any restriction contained in any agreement or instrument between the Borrower and any Lender or any Affiliate of any Lender relating to Indebtedness and within the scope of Section 11.1(g), will be margin stock.

(k) Government Regulation. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” (as each such term is defined or used in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) or any other Applicable Law that limits its ability to incur or consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.

(l) Material Indebtedness. Schedule 6.1(l) sets forth a complete and accurate list of all Material Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in effect as of the Closing Date not listed on any other Schedule hereto; other than as set forth in Schedule 6.1(l), each indenture, contract or agreement executed in connection with such Material Indebtedness is, and after giving effect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents will be, in full force and effect in accordance with the terms thereof. To the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries have delivered or otherwise made available to the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of each indenture, contract or agreement executed in connection with the Material Indebtedness required to be listed on Schedule 6.1(l) or any other Schedule hereto. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary (nor, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any other party thereto) is in breach of or in default under any indenture, contract or agreement executed in connection with any Material Indebtedness in any material respect.

(m) Employee Relations. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries has a stable work force in place and is not, as of the Closing Date, party to any collective bargaining agreement nor has any labor union been recognized as the representative of its employees except as set forth on Schedule 6.1(m). The Borrower knows of no pending, threatened or contemplated strikes, work stoppage or other collective labor disputes involving its employees or those of its Restricted Subsidiaries that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(n) Burdensome Provisions. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary thereof is a party to any indenture, agreement, lease or other instrument, or subject to any corporate or partnership restriction, Governmental Approval or Applicable Law that is so unusual or burdensome as in the foreseeable future could be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries do not presently anticipate that future expenditures needed to meet the provisions of any statutes, orders, rules or regulations of a Governmental Authority will be so burdensome as to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Restricted Subsidiary is a party to any agreement or instrument or otherwise subject to any restriction or encumbrance that restricts or limits its ability to make dividend payments or other distributions in respect of its Capital Stock to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or to transfer any of its assets or properties to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in each case other than existing under or by reason of the Loan Documents or Applicable Law.

(o) Financial Statements. The Audited Financial Statements and the financial statements delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Sections 7.1(a), 7.1(b) and the last paragraph of Section 7.1 are complete and correct and fairly present on a Consolidated basis the assets, liabilities and financial position of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the respective dates thereof, and the results of the operations and changes of financial position for the periods then ended (other than

 

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customary year-end adjustments and the absence of notes for unaudited financial statements). All such financial statements, including the related schedules and notes thereto, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. Such financial statements show all material indebtedness and other material liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including material liabilities for taxes, material commitments, and Indebtedness, in each case, to the extent required to be disclosed under GAAP. All pro forma financial statements delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent were prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions stated therein, which assumptions are believed to be reasonable in light of then existing conditions.

(p) No Material Adverse Change. Since December 31, 2017, there has been no material adverse change in the business, assets, operations, liabilities (actual or contingent) or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and no event has occurred or condition arisen that, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(q) Solvency. As of the Closing Date and after giving effect to each Extension of Credit made hereunder, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis will be Solvent.

(r) Title to Properties. Each of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries has such title to or estate in the real property owned or leased by it as is necessary or desirable to the conduct of its business and valid and legal title to all of its personal property and assets, including those reflected on the balance sheets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries described in Section 6.1(o), except those disposed of by the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries subsequent to such date, which dispositions are expressly permitted hereunder.

(s) Insurance. The properties of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrower, in such amounts, with such self-insurance and deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily maintained by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in locations where the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary operates.

(t) Liens. None of the properties and assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof is subject to any Lien, except Permitted Liens. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary thereof has signed any financing statement or any security agreement authorizing any secured party thereunder to file any financing statement, except to perfect Permitted Liens.

(u) Litigation. Except for matters existing on the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 6.1(u), there are no actions, suits or proceedings pending nor, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened against or in any other way relating adversely to or affecting the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof or any of their respective properties in any court or before any arbitrator of any kind or before or by any Governmental Authority that (i) either individually or in the aggregate, has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) materially adversely affects any of the Transactions.

(v) Absence of Defaults. No event has occurred or is continuing that constitutes a Default or an Event of Default, or that constitutes, or that with the passage of time or giving of notice or both would constitute, a default or event of default by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof under any Material Indebtedness or any material judgment, decree or order to which the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries is a party or by which the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries or any of their respective properties may be bound or that would require the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries to make any payment thereunder prior to the scheduled maturity date therefor.

 

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(w) Senior Indebtedness Status. The Obligations of the Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries under this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents ranks and shall continue to rank at least senior in priority of payment to all Subordinated Indebtedness.

(x) Anti-Terrorism; Anti-Money Laundering; and Anti-Corruption.

(i) Neither the Borrower, nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor, to the knowledge of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, any director, officer, employee, agent, affiliate or representative thereof, is an individual or entity that is, or is owned or controlled by any individual or entity that is (A) currently the subject or target of any Sanctions, (B) included on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals, HMT’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets and the Investment Ban List, or any similar list enforced by the OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or HMT or (C) located, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country.

(ii) The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance in all material respects with any and all laws, statutes, regulations or obligatory government orders, decrees, ordinances or rules applicable to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries related to terrorism financing or money laundering, including any applicable provision of the PATRIOT Act and The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act,” 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311-5330 and 12U.S.C. §§ 1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959), and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with such laws.

(iii) The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance in all material respects with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries are subject and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with such laws.

(y) Disclosure. The financial statements, material reports, material certificates and other material information furnished (whether in writing or orally) by or on behalf of any of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished), taken as a whole, do not contain any material misstatement of any material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, pro forma financial information, estimated financial information and other projected or estimated information, the Borrower represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the management of the Borrower to be reasonable at the time.

(z) REIT Status. The Borrower qualifies as a REIT and is in compliance with all requirements and conditions imposed under the Code necessary to allow it to maintain such qualification.

(aa) EEA Financial Institutions. No Credit Party is an EEA Financial Institution.

SECTION 6.2 Survival of Representations and Warranties, Etc. All representations and warranties set forth in this Article VI and all representations and warranties contained in any certificate, or any of the Loan Documents (including any such representation or warranty made in or in connection with any amendment thereto) shall constitute representations and warranties made under this Agreement. All representations and warranties made under this Agreement shall be made or deemed to be made at and as of the Closing Date (except those that are expressly made as of a specific date), shall survive the Closing Date and shall not be waived by the execution and delivery of this Agreement, any investigation made by or on behalf of the Lenders or any borrowing hereunder.

 

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ARTICLE VII

FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND NOTICES

Until all of the Obligations have been paid and satisfied in full in cash, all Letters of Credit have been terminated or expired (or been Cash Collateralized) and the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated, and unless consent has been obtained in the manner set forth in Section 13.2, the Borrower will furnish or cause to be furnished to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office at the address set forth in Section 13.1 or such other office as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time:

SECTION 7.1 Financial Statements and Projections.

(a) Quarterly Financial Statements. As soon as practicable and in any event within forty-five (45) days (or, if earlier, on the date of any required public filing thereof) after the end of each fiscal quarter of each Fiscal Year (other than the last fiscal quarter of any such Fiscal Year), an unaudited Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the close of such fiscal quarter and unaudited Consolidated statements of income or operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal quarter, and a report containing management’s discussion and analysis of such financial statements for such fiscal quarter and that portion of the Fiscal Year then ended, including the notes thereto, all in reasonable detail setting forth in comparative form the corresponding figures as of the end of and for the corresponding period in the preceding Fiscal Year and prepared by the Borrower in accordance with GAAP and, if applicable, containing disclosure of the effect on the financial position or results of operations of any change in the application of accounting principles and practices during the period, and certified by the chief financial officer or chief executive officer of the Borrower to present fairly in all material respects the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis as of their respective dates and the results of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the respective periods then ended, subject to normal year-end adjustments. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of the Borrower’s quarterly report to the SEC on Form 10–Q with respect to any fiscal quarter, or the availability of such report on EDGAR Online or the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed in Section 13.1 (to the extent such report complies with the requirements of this clause (a)), within the period specified above shall be deemed to be compliance by the Borrower with this Section 7.1(a).

(b) Annual Financial Statements. As soon as practicable and in any event within ninety (90) days (or, if earlier, on the date of any required public filing thereof) after the end of each Fiscal Year, an audited Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the close of such Fiscal Year and audited Consolidated statements of income or operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for such Fiscal Year, and a report containing management’s discussion and analysis of such financial statements for such Fiscal Year, including the notes thereto, all in reasonable detail setting forth in comparative form the corresponding figures as of the end of and for the preceding Fiscal Year and prepared in accordance with GAAP and, if applicable, containing disclosure of the effect on the financial position or results of operations of any change in the application of accounting principles and practices during the year. Such annual financial statements shall be audited by an independent certified public accounting firm reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and accompanied by a report and opinion thereon by such certified public accountants prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards that is not subject to any “going concern” or similar qualification or exception or any

 

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qualification as to the scope of such audit or with respect to accounting principles followed by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries not in accordance with GAAP. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of the Borrower’s annual report to the SEC on Form 10-K with respect to any Fiscal Year, or the availability of such report on EDGAR Online or the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed in Section 13.1 (to the extent such report complies with the requirements of this clause (b)), within the period specified above shall be deemed to be compliance by the Borrower with this Section 7.1(b).

(c) Annual Business Plan and Financial Projections. As soon as practicable and in any event within sixty (60) days after the end of each Fiscal Year, a business plan of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the ensuing four (4) fiscal quarters, such plan to be prepared in accordance with GAAP to the extent applicable and to include, on a quarterly basis, the following: a quarterly operating and capital budget, a projected income statement, statement of cash flows and balance sheet and a report containing management’s discussion and analysis of such projections, accompanied by a certificate from a Responsible Officer of the Borrower to the effect that, to such officer’s knowledge, such projections are good faith estimates (utilizing reasonable assumptions) of the financial condition and operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such four (4) quarter period.

If the Borrower has designated any of its Subsidiaries as Unrestricted Subsidiaries, then the quarterly financial information required by clause (a) above, the annual financial information required by clause (b) above and the projected financial statements required by clause (c) above shall include a reasonably detailed presentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, either on the face of the financial statements or in the footnotes thereto, and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, of the financial condition and results of operations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries separate from the financial condition and results of operations of its Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

SECTION 7.2 Officers Compliance Certificate. At each time financial statements are delivered pursuant to Sections 7.1(a) or (b) and at such other times as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request, an Officer’s Compliance Certificate.

SECTION 7.3 Other Reports. Such other information regarding the operations, business affairs and financial condition of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.

SECTION 7.4 Notice of Litigation and Other Matters. Prompt (but in no event later than fifteen (15) days after a Responsible Officer of the Borrower obtains knowledge thereof) telephonic and written notice of:

(a) the commencement of, or any material development in, all proceedings and investigations by or before any Governmental Authority and all actions and proceedings in any court or before any arbitrator against or involving the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof or any of their respective properties, assets or businesses that could reasonably be expected to be adversely determined and, if so determined, to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(b) any notice of any violation received by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof from any Governmental Authority including any notice of violation of Environmental Laws, that in any such case could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

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(c) any labor controversy that has resulted in, or threatens to result in, a strike or other work action against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(d) any litigation or proceeding affecting the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that could reasonably be expected to be determined adversely to the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries and in which the amount involved is $25,000,000 or more and not covered by insurance or in which injunctive or similar relief is sought;

(e) (i) any Default or Event of Default or (ii) any event that constitutes or that with the passage of time or giving of notice or both would constitute a default or event of default under any Material Indebtedness;

(f) (i) any unfavorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the qualification of an Employee Benefit Plan under Section 401(a) of the Code (along with a copy thereof), (ii) all notices received by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of the PBGC’s intent to terminate any Pension Plan or to have a trustee appointed to administer any Pension Plan, (iii) all notices received by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan sponsor concerning the imposition or amount of withdrawal liability pursuant to Section 4202 of ERISA and (iv) the Borrower obtaining knowledge or reason to know that the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has filed or intends to file a notice of intent to terminate any Pension Plan under a distress termination within the meaning of Section 4041(c) of ERISA;

(g) the designation of any Subsidiary as a “restricted subsidiary” (or any similar designation), or the joinder of any Subsidiary as a guarantor, under any Material Indebtedness or any other Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 10.1(k); and

(h) (i) any announcement by Moody’s, S&P and/or Fitch of any change in Debt Rating and (ii) any request by the Borrower to any rating agency that such agency not maintain the Borrower’s corporate or corporate family rating, as applicable.

SECTION 7.5 Accuracy of Information. All written information, reports, statements and other papers and data furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent or any Lender whether pursuant to this Article VII or any other provision of this Agreement, or any of the Security Documents, shall, at the time the same is so furnished, comply with the representations and warranties set forth in Section 6.1(y).

SECTION 7.6 Posting of Borrower Materials. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities. The Borrower hereby agrees that (w) all Borrower Materials that are to be made available to Public Lenders shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC”, which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC”, the Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the Issuing Lenders and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to

 

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the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 13.11); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Investor”; and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated “Public Investor”.

ARTICLE VIII

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

Until all of the Obligations have been paid and satisfied in full in cash, all Letters of Credit have been terminated or expired (or been Cash Collateralized) and the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated, and unless a waiver or consent has been obtained in the manner set forth in Section 13.2, the Borrower will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to:

SECTION 8.1 Preservation of Corporate Existence and Related Matters.

Except as permitted by Section 8.1(b) or Section 10.3:

(a) Preserve and keep in full force and effect its corporate existence, and the corporate, partnership or other existence of each of its Subsidiaries, in accordance with the respective organizational documents of the Borrower or any such Subsidiary, and qualify and remain qualified as a foreign organization and authorized to do business in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b) Preserve and keep in full force and effect the rights (charter and statutory), licenses and franchises of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; provided, that the Borrower shall not be required to preserve any such right, license or franchise, or the corporate, partnership or other existence of any of its Subsidiaries, if the board of directors of the Borrower shall determine that the preservation thereof is no longer desirable in the conduct of the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and that the loss thereof is not adverse in any material respect to the Lenders.

SECTION 8.2 Maintenance of Property. Protect and preserve all material properties necessary in and material to its business, including copyrights, patents, trade names, service marks and trademarks; maintain in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, all buildings, equipment and other tangible real and personal property; and from time to time make or cause to be made all repairs, renewals and replacements thereof and additions to such property necessary for the conduct of its business, so that the business carried on in connection therewith may be conducted in a commercially reasonable manner.

SECTION 8.3 Insurance. Maintain insurance with financially sound and reputable insurance companies against such risks and in such amounts as are customarily maintained by similar businesses and as may be required by Applicable Law and as are required by any Security Documents (including hazard and business interruption insurance), with such self-insurance and deductibles as are customarily maintained by similar businesses, and on the Closing Date and from time to time thereafter deliver to the Administrative Agent upon its request information in reasonable detail as to the insurance then in effect, stating the names of the insurance companies, the amounts and rates of the insurance, the dates of the expiration thereof and the properties and risks covered thereby.

SECTION 8.4 Accounting Methods and Financial Records. Maintain a system of accounting, and keep proper books, records and accounts (that shall be true and correct in all material respects) as may be required or as may be necessary to permit the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP (or IFRS, if and as applicable) and in compliance with applicable regulations of any Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over it or any of its properties.

 

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SECTION 8.5 Payment and Performance of Obligations. Pay and perform all Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and pay or perform (a) all material taxes, assessments and other governmental charges that may be levied or assessed upon it or any of its property, and (b) all other material indebtedness, obligations and liabilities in accordance with customary trade practices; provided, that the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary may contest any item described in clauses (a) or (b) of this Section in good faith so long as adequate reserves are maintained with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP.

SECTION 8.6 Compliance With Laws and Approvals. Observe and remain in compliance with all Applicable Laws and maintain in full force and effect all Governmental Approvals, in each case applicable to the conduct of its business except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 8.7 Environmental Laws. In addition to and without limiting the generality of Section 8.6, and except to the extent that a failure to comply with any of the following, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (a) comply with, and use reasonable efforts to ensure such compliance by all of its tenants and subtenants, if any, with, all applicable Environmental Laws and obtain and comply with and maintain, and use reasonable efforts to ensure that all tenants and subtenants, if any, obtain and comply with and maintain, any and all licenses, approvals, notifications, registrations or permits required by applicable Environmental Laws, and (b) conduct and complete all investigations, studies, sampling and testing, and all remedial, removal and other actions required under Environmental Laws, and promptly comply with all lawful orders and directives of any Governmental Authority regarding Environmental Laws. Except as otherwise noted, the Borrower will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and their respective parents, Subsidiaries, Affiliates, employees, agents, officers and directors, from and against any claims, demands, penalties, fines, liabilities, settlements, damages, costs and expenses of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, contingent or otherwise, arising out of, or in any way relating to the presence of Hazardous Materials in, on or under properties owned, leased or operated by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, or the Borrower’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ violation of, noncompliance with or liability under any Environmental Laws applicable to the operations of the Borrower or any such Subsidiary, or any orders, requirements or demands of Governmental Authorities related thereto, including reasonable attorney’s and consultant’s fees, investigation and laboratory fees, response costs, court costs and litigation expenses, except to the extent that any of the foregoing directly result from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the party seeking indemnification therefor, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final nonappealable judgment.

SECTION 8.8 Compliance with ERISA. In addition to and without limiting the generality of Section 8.6, (a) except where the failure to so comply could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) comply with all material applicable provisions of ERISA and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder with respect to all Employee Benefit Plans, (ii) not take any action or fail to take action the result of which could be a liability to the PBGC or to a Multiemployer Plan, (iii) not participate in any prohibited transaction that could result in any civil penalty under ERISA or tax under the Code and (iv) operate each Employee Benefit Plan in such a manner that will not incur any tax liability under Section 4980B of the Code or any liability to any qualified beneficiary as defined in Section 4980B of the Code and (b) furnish to the Administrative Agent upon the Administrative Agent’s request such additional information about any Employee Benefit Plan as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.

 

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SECTION 8.9 Compliance With Agreements. Except to the extent that a failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, comply with each term, condition and provision of all leases, agreements and other instruments entered into in the conduct of its business including any indenture, contract or agreement executed in connection with any Material Indebtedness; provided, that the Borrower or any such Restricted Subsidiary may contest any such lease, agreement or other instrument in good faith through applicable proceedings so long as adequate reserves are maintained in accordance with GAAP.

SECTION 8.10 Visits and Inspections. At the Borrower’s expense, permit representatives of the Administrative Agent (and accompanied by any Lender that so requests), from time to time upon reasonable prior notice and at such times during normal business hours, but not more frequently than once per year unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, to visit and inspect its properties; inspect, audit and make extracts from its books, records and files, including management letters prepared by independent accountants; and discuss with its principal officers, and its independent accountants, its business, assets, liabilities, financial condition and results of operations.

SECTION 8.11 Additional Subsidiaries.

(a) Additional Domestic Subsidiaries. Notify the Administrative Agent of (i) the redesignation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary in accordance with Section 8.12 or (ii) the creation or acquisition of any Domestic Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary and promptly thereafter (and in any event within thirty (30) days or such later date as permitted by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause such Person to (A) become a Subsidiary Guarantor by delivering to the Administrative Agent a duly executed supplement to the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement or such other document as the Administrative Agent shall deem appropriate for such purpose, (B) except during a Collateral Release Period, pledge a security interest in all applicable Collateral covered under the Security Documents owned by such Restricted Subsidiary by delivering to the Administrative Agent a duly executed supplement to each Security Document or such other document as the Administrative Agent reasonably shall deem appropriate for such purpose and to comply with the terms of each Security Document, (C) deliver to the Administrative Agent such documents and certificates referred to in Section 5.1 as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, (D) except during a Collateral Release Period, deliver to the Administrative Agent such original Capital Stock or other certificates and stock or other transfer powers evidencing the Capital Stock of such Person, (E) deliver to the Administrative Agent such updated Schedules to the Loan Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent with respect to such Person, and (F) deliver to the Administrative Agent such other documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(b) Additional Foreign Subsidiaries. Notify the Administrative Agent at the time that any Person becomes a first-tier Foreign Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary, and promptly thereafter (and in any event within forty-five (45) days after notification or such later date as permitted by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause (i) except during a Collateral Release Period, the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary to deliver to the Administrative Agent Security Documents pledging sixty-five percent (65%) (or such lesser percentage as may then be necessary to avoid material adverse tax consequences) of the total outstanding Capital Stock of such new Foreign Subsidiary and a consent thereto executed by such new Foreign Subsidiary (including if applicable, original stock certificates (or the equivalent thereof pursuant to the Applicable Laws and practices of any relevant foreign jurisdiction) evidencing the Capital Stock of such new Foreign Subsidiary, together with an appropriate undated stock power for each certificate duly executed in blank by the registered owner thereof), (ii) such Person to deliver to the Administrative Agent such documents and certificates referred to in Section 5.1 as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent (specifically excluding,

 

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however, any joinders or supplements to the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement and the Security Documents), (iii) such Person to deliver to the Administrative Agent such updated Schedules to the Loan Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent with regard to such Person and (iv) such Person to deliver to the Administrative Agent such other documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 8.12 Designation of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

(a) Subject to the terms of this Section, the board of directors of the Borrower may designate any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary (or designate any newly formed or acquired Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary to the extent such formation or acquisition is otherwise permitted hereunder); provided that (i) such designation would not result in a Default or Event of Default and (ii) any such individual Subsidiary is not a guarantor of, or a “restricted subsidiary” (or equivalent term) under, any Material Indebtedness or any other Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 10.1(k). If a Subsidiary is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, the aggregate fair market value of all outstanding Investments owned by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in such Subsidiary shall be deemed to be Investments made as of the time of the designation, subject to the limitations hereof on Restricted Payments. That designation shall only be permitted if the Investment would be permitted at that time and if the Restricted Subsidiary otherwise meets the definition of an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

(b) Any designation of a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be evidenced to the Administrative Agent by providing prompt written notice to the Administrative Agent together with a certified copy of the resolution of the board of directors of the Borrower giving effect to such designation and a certificate from a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying that such designation complied with the conditions set forth in the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” and was permitted by this Section. If, at any time, any Unrestricted Subsidiary would fail to meet the requirements as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, it shall thereafter cease to be deemed an Unrestricted Subsidiary for purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and any Indebtedness of such Subsidiary shall be deemed to be incurred by a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower as of such date and, if such Indebtedness is not permitted to be incurred as of such date under Section 10.1, the Borrower shall be in Default of such covenant.

(c) The board of directors of the Borrower may at any time redesignate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that such redesignation shall be deemed to be an incurrence of Indebtedness by a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower of any outstanding Indebtedness of such Unrestricted Subsidiary and such redesignation shall only be permitted if (i) such Indebtedness is permitted under Section 10.1, (ii) the Borrower has demonstrated to the Administrative Agent compliance with Section 9.1, Section 9.2 and Section 9.3 calculated on a pro forma basis as if such redesignation had occurred at the beginning of the most recent four-quarter period ended prior to the date of such redesignation for which financial statements have to be delivered pursuant to Section 7.1, (iii) the Borrower has complied with Section 8.11, and (iv) no Default or Event of Default would be in existence following such redesignation.

(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, promptly after the date on which the Borrower or the Administrative Agent determines that any individual Unrestricted Subsidiary fails to satisfy the requirements specified in the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary”, then such Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be redesignated as a Restricted Subsidiary and the Borrower agrees to deliver all instruments, documents, certificates and opinions required pursuant to Section 8.11(a).

 

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SECTION 8.13 Use of Proceeds. The Borrower shall use the proceeds of the Extensions of Credit (a) to refinance and/or replace existing Indebtedness of the Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement, (b) for general corporate purposes of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, including working capital, capital expenditures and Permitted Acquisitions, and (c) to pay fees, commissions and expenses related to this Agreement and the Transactions.

SECTION 8.14 PATRIOT Act. Promptly upon the request thereof, deliver such information and documentation required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations (including the PATRIOT Act), as from time to time reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

SECTION 8.15 Further Assurances. Make, execute and deliver all such additional and further acts, things, deeds and instruments as the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (through the Administrative Agent) may reasonably require to document and consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to vest completely in and insure the Administrative Agent and the Lenders their respective rights under this Agreement, the Letters of Credit and the other Loan Documents.

SECTION 8.16 Senior Unsecured Notes.

(a) Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes. Commencing on the date that is three months prior to the maturity date of the Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes and at all times thereafter until the date on which the Borrower refinances, repays or defeases in full the Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes, the Borrower shall maintain (individually or through a combination of the following) unrestricted domestic cash and Cash Equivalents plus the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments in an amount equal to or greater than the sum of (i) the amount necessary to fully repay the outstanding principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Senior Unsecured 2020 Notes plus (ii) $125,000,000.

(b) Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes. Commencing on the date that is three months prior to the maturity date of the Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes and at all times thereafter until the date on which the Borrower refinances, repays or defeases in full the Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes, the Borrower shall maintain (individually or through a combination of the following) unrestricted domestic cash and Cash Equivalents plus the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments in an amount equal to or greater than the sum of (i) the amount necessary to fully repay the outstanding principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Senior Unsecured 2022 Notes plus (ii) $125,000,000.

(c) Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes. Commencing on the date that is three months prior to the maturity date of the Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes and at all times thereafter until the date on which the Borrower refinances, repays or defeases in full the Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes, the Borrower shall maintain (individually or through a combination of the following) unrestricted domestic cash and Cash Equivalents plus the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments in an amount equal to or greater than the sum of (i) the amount necessary to fully repay the outstanding principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Senior Unsecured 2023 Notes plus (ii) $125,000,000.

(d) Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes. Commencing on the date that is three months prior to the maturity date of the Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes and at all times thereafter until the date on which the Borrower refinances, repays or defeases in full the Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes, the Borrower shall maintain (individually or through a combination of the following) unrestricted domestic cash and Cash Equivalents plus the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments in an amount equal to or greater than the sum of (i) the amount necessary to fully repay the outstanding principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Senior Unsecured 2027 Notes plus (ii) $125,000,000.

 

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(e) Certificates. During any period for which the Borrower is required to maintain cash and Cash Equivalents plus availability under the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to subsections (a), (b) and (c) above, the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent within 20 days after the end of each month an officer’s certificate of the Borrower, setting forth in reasonable detail calculations demonstrating compliance with the requirements of subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d), as applicable, as of the date of such certificate.

SECTION 8.17 Release and Reinstatement of Collateral.

(a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or any Loan Document, if at any time (including after a Collateral Reinstatement Event shall have previously occurred) a Collateral Release Event shall have occurred and be continuing, then all Collateral (other than Cash Collateral) and the Security Documents (other than Security Documents entered into in connection with Cash Collateral) shall be released automatically and terminated without any further action. In connection with the foregoing, the Administrative Agent shall, at the Borrower’s sole expense and at the Borrower’s request, promptly (i) return to the Borrower all certificates and instruments evidencing pledged Collateral, (ii) terminate any control agreements with respect to deposit or securities accounts constituting Collateral, (iii) execute and file in the appropriate location and deliver to the Borrower such termination and full or partial release statements or confirmation thereof, as applicable, and (iv) do such other things as are reasonably necessary to release the Liens to be released pursuant hereto promptly upon the effectiveness of any such release.

(b) Notwithstanding clause (a) above, if a Collateral Reinstatement Event shall have occurred, all Collateral and Security Documents shall, at the Borrower’s sole cost and expense, be reinstated and all actions reasonably necessary, or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to provide to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties valid, perfected, first priority security interests (subject to Permitted Liens) in the Collateral (including the delivery of documentation and taking of actions of the type described in Sections 8.11 and 8.14) shall be taken within 30 days (or such longer period as agreed to by the Administrative Agent) of such Collateral Reinstatement Event.

SECTION 8.18 REIT Status. The Borrower shall at all times comply with all requirements and conditions imposed under the Code necessary to maintain its qualification as a REIT.

SECTION 8.19 Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Anti-Terrorism Laws.

(a) The Borrower shall conduct its businesses in compliance with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries are subject, and maintain policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with such laws.

(b) The Borrower shall conduct its business in compliance with any and all laws, statutes, regulations or obligatory government orders, decrees, ordinances or rules applicable to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries related to terrorism financing or money laundering, including any applicable provision of the PATRIOT Act and The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act,” 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311-5330 and 12U.S.C. §§ 1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959), and maintain policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with such laws.

 

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(c) The Borrower shall conduct its business in compliance with applicable Sanctions, and maintain policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with such applicable Sanctions.

ARTICLE IX

FINANCIAL COVENANTS

Until all of the Obligations have been paid and satisfied in full in cash, all Letters of Credit have been terminated or expired (or been Cash Collateralized) and the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated, and unless a waiver or consent has been obtained in the manner set forth in Section 13.2, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis will not:

SECTION 9.1 Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio. As of any fiscal quarter end, permit the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio to be greater than 5.50 to 1.00.

SECTION 9.2 Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio. As of any fiscal quarter end, permit the Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio to be greater than 3.25 to 1.00.

SECTION 9.3 Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. As of any fiscal quarter end, permit the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio to be less than 1.75 to 1.00.

ARTICLE X

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

Until all of the Obligations have been paid and satisfied in full in cash, all Letters of Credit have been terminated or expired (or been Cash Collateralized) and the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated, and unless a waiver or consent has been obtained in the manner set forth in Section 13.2, the Borrower will not and will not permit any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to:

SECTION 10.1 Limitations on Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness except:

(a) the Obligations (excluding Hedging Obligations permitted pursuant to Section 10.1(b));

(b) Indebtedness incurred in connection with a Hedging Agreement with a counterparty and upon terms and conditions (including interest rate) reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided, that any counterparty that is a Lender shall be deemed satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(c) Indebtedness existing on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 6.1(l), and the renewal, refinancing, refunding, extension and replacement (but not the increase in the aggregate principal amount) thereof; provided that any refinancing, refunding, extension or replacement of any Senior Unsecured Notes shall also be subject to the satisfaction of the requirements set forth in Section 10.1(k);

(d) Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries incurred in connection with Capital Leases;

(e) purchase money Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, and the renewal, refinancing, refunding, extension and replacement (but not the increase in the aggregate principal amount) thereof;

 

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(f) Indebtedness of a Person existing at the time such Person became a Restricted Subsidiary or assets were acquired from such Person, to the extent such Indebtedness was not incurred in connection with or in contemplation of, such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary or the acquisition of such assets, not to exceed in the aggregate at any time outstanding $100,000,000, and any refinancings, refundings, renewals or extensions thereof; provided that, any (i) such refinancings, refundings, renewals or extensions do not increase the principal amount thereof, (ii) such refinancings, refundings, renewals or extensions are issued on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (including a maturity date at least six (6) months after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date) and (iii) no Default or Event of Default exists and is continuing at the time of consummation thereof (both before and giving effect thereto);

(g) Guaranty Obligations in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties;

(h) Guaranty Obligations with respect to Indebtedness permitted pursuant to this Section;

(i) Indebtedness owed by any Credit Party to another Credit Party;

(j) Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary consisting of Qualified Trust Indebtedness;

(k) unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to each of the Senior Unsecured Notes, and, in each case, any refinancings, refundings, renewals, extensions or exchanges thereof (“Refinancing Indebtedness”); provided that (i) such Refinancing Indebtedness is an original aggregate principal amount not greater than the aggregate principal amount of, and unpaid interest on, the Indebtedness being refinanced, refunded, renewed, extended or exchanged plus the amount of any premiums required to be paid thereon and fees and expense associated therewith, (ii) such Refinancing Indebtedness has a later or equal final maturity and a larger or equal weighted average life than the Indebtedness being refinanced, refunded, renewed, extended or exchanged, (iii) the covenants, events of default and any Guaranty Obligations in respect thereof, taken as a whole, shall not be materially less favorable to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (as determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) than those contained in the Indebtedness being refinanced, refunded, renewed, extended or exchanged and (iv) at the time of, and after giving effect to, such refinancing, refunding, renewal, extension or exchange, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing;

(l) additional unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that (i) such Indebtedness matures at least six (6) months after the later to occur of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date as in effect at the time of the incurrence of such Indebtedness, (ii) after giving effect to the incurrence of any such Indebtedness on a pro forma basis, as if such incurrence of Indebtedness had occurred on the first day of the twelve month period ending on the last day of the Borrower’s then most recently completed fiscal quarter, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries would have been in compliance with all the financial covenants set forth in Article IX, and the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of its chief financial officer or treasurer to such effect setting forth in reasonable detail the computations necessary to determine such compliance, (iii) at the time of the incurrence of such Indebtedness and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or be continuing and (iv) the documentation governing such Indebtedness contains customary market terms;

 

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(m) additional secured Indebtedness not otherwise permitted pursuant to this Section in an aggregate amount outstanding not to exceed an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of Consolidated Tangible Assets, determined, with respect to each incurrence of Indebtedness pursuant to this Section 10.1(m), as of the most recently-ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 7.1 (it being understood that this Section 10.1(m) is a limitation on such Indebtedness on a prospective basis only and that no Default or Event of Default shall occur under this Section 10.1(m) retroactively); provided that (i) the amount of such secured Indebtedness that is recourse to any Credit Party shall not exceed $250,000,000, (ii) such Indebtedness matures at least six (6) months after the later to occur of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and the Incremental Term-2 Loan Maturity Date as in effect at the time of the incurrence of such Indebtedness and (iii) at the time of the incurrence of such Indebtedness and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or be continuing;

(n) Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, including Indebtedness represented by letters of credit for the account of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, in respect of workers’ compensation claims, self-insurance obligations, performance, proposal, completion, surety and similar bonds and completion guarantees provided by the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business; provided that the underlying obligation to perform is that of the Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries and not that of any other Person and, provided, further, that such underlying obligation is not in respect of borrowed money;

(o) Indebtedness of the Borrower consisting of customary indemnification, deferred purchase price adjustments or similar obligations, in each case, incurred or assumed in connection with the acquisition of any business or assets permitted to be acquired hereunder; and

(p) Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary arising from the honoring by a bank or other financial institution of a check, draft or similar instrument (except in the case of daylight overdrafts) drawn against insufficient funds in the ordinary course of business, provided that such Indebtedness is extinguished within five (5) Business Days of incurrence.

For all purposes of this Agreement, if an item of Indebtedness meets the criteria of more than one of the above clauses, the Borrower (i) shall have the right to determine in its sole discretion the clause to which such Indebtedness is to be allocated, (ii) shall not be required to allocate the amount of such Indebtedness to more than one of such clauses, (iii) may elect in its sole discretion to apportion such Indebtedness between or among any two or more of such clauses, and (iv) may reallocate or reclassify all or any part of such Indebtedness between or among any one or more of such clauses at any time and from time to time, provided that, at the time such reallocation or reclassification, such Indebtedness meets the requirements of the clause to which reallocated or reclassified.

SECTION 10.2 Limitations on Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist, any Lien on or with respect to any of its assets or properties (including shares of Capital Stock), real or personal, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except:

(a) Liens for taxes, assessments or governmental charges or claims that are not yet delinquent or that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings promptly instituted and diligently pursued; provided that any reserve or other appropriate provision as is required in conformity with GAAP has been made therefor;

(b) Liens or deposits to secure the performance of statutory obligations, surety or appeal bonds, performance bonds or other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(c) Liens consisting of judgments or judicial attachment liens (including prejudgment attachment), provided that the enforcement of such Liens is effectively stayed, or payment of which is covered in full (subject to customary deductible) by insurance, or such judgments do not otherwise result in an Event of Default;

 

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(d) Liens or claims of materialmen, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen, processors or landlords for labor, materials, supplies or rentals incurred in the ordinary course of business, (i) that are not overdue for a period of more than thirty (30) days or (ii) that are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings if adequate reserves are maintained to the extent required by GAAP;

(e) Liens consisting of (i) deposits or pledges made in the ordinary course of business in connection with, or to secure payment of, obligations under workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance or similar legislation, (ii) good faith deposits in connection with bids, tenders, contracts (other than for the payment of Indebtedness) or leases to which the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is a party or (iii) deposits as security for contested taxes or import or customs duties or for the payment of rent, incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(f) Liens constituting encumbrances in the nature of zoning restrictions, easements and rights or restrictions of record on the use of real property that in the aggregate are not substantial in amount and that do not, in any case, materially detract from the value of such property or materially impair the use thereof in the ordinary conduct of business;

(g) Liens securing Hedging Obligations so long as the related Indebtedness was incurred in compliance with Section 10.1(b);

(h) leases and subleases of real property that do not materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

(i) Liens of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties under the Loan Documents;

(j) Liens existing on any asset of any Person at the time such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary or is merged or consolidated with or into a Restricted Subsidiary (i) that were not created in contemplation of or in connection with such event, (ii) that do not extend to or cover any other property or assets of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (iii) so long as any Indebtedness related to any such Liens is permitted under Section 10.1(f); provided that, to the extent any such Liens extend to or cover any assets of such Person included in the Collateral, (A) the Borrower shall keep records for the accounts receivable of such Person separate from those of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and (B) such Person shall not be merged, consolidated or liquidated with or into the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary unless such Liens are released in connection therewith;

(k) Liens arising solely by virtue of any statutory or common law provisions relating to banker’s liens, rights of set-off or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with a credit or depository institution;

(l) Liens in existence on the Closing Date and described on Schedule 10.2;

(m) Liens securing Indebtedness permitted under Sections 10.1(d) and (e); provided that (i) such Liens shall be created within one hundred fifty (150) days of the acquisition or lease of the related asset, (ii) such Liens do not at any time encumber any assets other than the assets financed by such Indebtedness, (iii) the amount of Indebtedness secured thereby is not increased and (iv) the principal amount of Indebtedness secured by any such Lien shall at no time exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the original purchase price or lease payment amount of such assets at the time of acquisition;

 

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(n) Liens securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 10.1(m); provided that (i) the total Asset Lien Value of assets owned by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date that are subject to such Liens shall not exceed (A) an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of Consolidated Tangible Assets determined as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended immediately prior to the Closing Date less (B) the aggregate amount of all Asset Dispositions made pursuant to Section 10.4(k), and (ii) the total Asset Lien Value subject to such Liens (including those permitted by clause (i) of this proviso) shall not exceed, in the aggregate, an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of Consolidated Tangible Assets determined as of the most recently-ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 7.1; provided further that compliance with this Section 10.2(n) shall be determined, in each case, as of the date a Lien is incurred in reliance on this Section 10.2(n) (it being understood that this Section 10.2(n) is a limitation on such Liens on a prospective basis only and that no Default or Event of Default shall occur under this Section 10.2(n) retroactively);

(o) Liens on the Capital Stock of Agecroft to secure the obligations of Agecroft;

(p) Liens in favor of the Borrower or the Subsidiary Guarantors; and

(q) Liens on the Capital Stock of Unrestricted Subsidiaries;

provided that, notwithstanding anything in the contrary in this Section 10.2, during a Collateral Release Period none of the foregoing provisions of this Section 10.2 shall permit any Lien to exist on assets that constituted or would constitute Collateral immediately prior to the applicable Collateral Release Event, except to the extent that such Liens (other than Liens permitted pursuant to Section 10.2(n)) were expressly permitted on such assets prior to giving effect to such Collateral Release Event.

For all purposes of this Agreement and subject to the limitations set forth above, if a Lien meets the criteria of more than one of the types of Permitted Liens described in the above clauses, the Credit Party in question (i) shall have the right to determine in its sole discretion the clause to which such Lien is to be allocated, (ii) shall not be required to allocate such Lien to more than one of such clauses, (iii) may elect in its sole discretion to apportion such Lien between or among any two or more of such clauses, and (iv) may reallocate or reclassify all or any part of such Lien between or among any one or more of such clauses at any time and from time to time, provided that, at the time such reallocation or reclassification, such Lien meets the requirements of the clause to which reallocated or reclassified.

SECTION 10.3 Limitations on Mergers and Liquidation. Merge, consolidate or enter into any similar combination with any other Person or liquidate, wind-up or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution) except:

(a) any Person may be merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower; provided that the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person;

(b) any Person other than the Borrower may be merged with or consolidated into any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that such Restricted Subsidiary shall be the continuing or surviving Person;

(c) any Subsidiary of the Borrower may be liquidated, wound-up and/or dissolved into the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to the extent that such liquidation, winding-up and/or dissolution would not violate Section 8.1; and

 

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(d) any Subsidiary of the Borrower may merge into the Person such Subsidiary was formed to acquire in connection with a Permitted Acquisition.

SECTION 10.4 Limitations on Asset Dispositions. Make any Asset Disposition (including the sale of any receivables and leasehold interests and any sale-leaseback or similar transaction) except:

(a) the sale or lease of equipment, inventory or other assets in the ordinary course of business;

(b) the sale of obsolete, worn-out or surplus assets no longer used or usable in the business of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

(c) any Subsidiary of the Borrower may sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of any or all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower; provided that if the transferor in such a transaction is a Restricted Subsidiary, then the transferee must either be the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary;

(d) the sale or other disposition of investments permitted pursuant to clause (b) of the definition of Permitted Investments;

(e) the sale or discount without recourse of accounts receivable arising in the ordinary course of business in connection with the compromise or collection thereof;

(f) the disposition of any Hedging Agreement;

(g) the sale (i) for cash or Purchase Notes by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of Unoccupied Subject Facilities for a minimum price per bed of $25,000, (ii) for cash of other Subject Facilities having a fair market value not to exceed $55,000,000 in the aggregate in any Fiscal Year, and (iii) for cash of any Prison Facility to the United States Bureau of Prisons or any other federal, state or local governmental agency in connection with a management contract with such entity with respect to such Prison Facility, such Asset Disposition to be for fair market value, as determined in good faith by the board of directors of the Borrower and certified in writing by the board of directors to the Administrative Agent;

(h) any sale or other disposition for cash of Purchase Notes for fair market value;

(i) the sale and leaseback of Unoccupied Subject Facilities to Governmental Authorities in connection with management contracts relating thereto; provided that the gross cash proceeds of such sale and leaseback transaction are at least equal to the fair market value, as determined in good faith by the Borrower, of such Unoccupied Subject Facility that is the subject of that sale and leaseback transaction and such transaction is otherwise on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(j) Asset Swaps; provided that (i) the Borrower would, at the time of such Asset Swap and after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Asset Swap had been made at the beginning of the applicable four-fiscal quarter period, have been permitted to incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness without declining below a Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of 2.0 to 1.0 for the Borrower’s most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding the date on which such Asset Swap is to made and (ii) the board of directors of the Borrower determines that the fair market value of the assets received by the Borrower in the Asset Swap is not less than the fair market value of the assets disposed of by the Borrower in such Asset Swap and such determination is evidenced by a resolution of the board of directors of the Borrower set forth in an officer’s certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

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(k) Asset Dispositions of assets owned by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date, not otherwise permitted pursuant to this Section, in an aggregate amount not to exceed (i) an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of Consolidated Tangible Assets determined as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended immediately prior to the Closing Date less (ii) the aggregate amounts of Liens incurred pursuant to Section 10.2(n) that are subject to clause (i) of the proviso of such Section (after giving effect to any Liens that are released in connection with such Asset Dispositions); provided that compliance with this Section 10.4(k) shall be determined, in each case, as of the date an Asset Disposition is made in reliance on this Section 10.4(k) (it being understood that this Section 10.4(k) is a limitation on such Asset Dispositions on a prospective basis only and that no Default or Event of Default shall occur under this Section 10.4(k) retroactively);

(l) the sale by CCA (U.K.) Ltd, a U.K. corporation, of its interest in Agecroft;

(m) the sale or other disposition by the Borrower of its interest in the Agecroft Note;

(n) sales or other dispositions permitted pursuant to Section 10.5;

(o) Asset Dispositions not otherwise permitted pursuant to this Section in an aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000,000 in any Fiscal Year;

(p) the sale of (i) the Corporate Headquarters, (ii) the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minnesota, including the corresponding improvements and all personal property at such location owned by the Borrower or any of the other Credit Parties and (iii) the Transcor/Melrose building in Nashville, Tennessee, including the corresponding improvements and all personal property at such location owned by the Borrower or any of the other Credit Parties; and

(q) additional Asset Dispositions of assets acquired by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries after the Closing Date and Designated Assets, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below:

(i) the Borrower (or the Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be) receives consideration at the time of the Asset Disposition at least equal to (A) the fair market value of the assets (other than Designated Assets) sold or otherwise disposed of or (B) the Designated Asset Value of the Designated Assets sold or otherwise disposed of;

(ii) the fair market value or Designated Asset Value, as applicable, is determined by the board of directors of the Borrower and evidenced by a resolution of such board of directors set forth in an officer’s certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and

(iii) at least 75% of the consideration received in the Asset Disposition by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary is in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents. For purposes of this clause (iii) only, each of the following will be deemed to be cash:

(A) any liabilities, as shown on the Borrower’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s most recent balance sheet, of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than contingent liabilities and liabilities that are by their terms subordinated to this Agreement) that are assumed by the transferee of any such assets pursuant to a customary novation agreement that releases the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary from further liability;

 

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(B) any securities, notes or other obligations received by the Borrower or any such Restricted Subsidiary from such transferee that are converted within ninety (90) days of the applicable Asset Disposition by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary into cash or Cash Equivalents, to the extent of the cash or Cash Equivalents received in that conversion;

(C) 100% of the securities, notes or other obligations or Indebtedness actually received by the Borrower as consideration for the sale or other disposition of a Designated Asset pursuant to the terms of a Designated Asset Contract, but only to the extent that such securities, notes or other obligations or Indebtedness were explicitly required to be included, or permitted to be included solely at the option of the purchaser, in such consideration pursuant to the terms of the applicable Designated Asset Contract;

(D) 100% of the Indebtedness actually incurred in favor of the Borrower as consideration for the sale or other disposition of an Unoccupied Subject Facility; and

(E) any Designated Non-Cash Consideration received by the Borrower or any such Restricted Subsidiary in the Asset Disposition.

For the avoidance of doubt, a lease by the Borrower or a Subsidiary, as lessee, of any asset disposed of in a transaction not prohibited by this Section 10.4, shall be permitted so long as such lease is not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement.

SECTION 10.5 Restricted Payments. (a) Declare or pay any dividend or make any other payment or distribution on account of the Borrower’s, or any Restricted Subsidiary’s, Capital Stock (including any payment in connection with any merger or consolidation involving the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary) or to the direct or indirect holders of the Borrower’s or any Restricted Subsidiary’s Capital Stock in their capacity as such (other than dividends or distributions (i) payable in Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Borrower or (ii) payable to the Borrower and/or a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower or payable from a Foreign Subsidiary to another Foreign Subsidiary), (b) purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire or retire for value (including in connection with any merger or consolidation involving the Borrower) any Capital Stock of the Borrower, (c) make any payment on or with respect to, or purchase, redeem, defease or otherwise acquire or retire for value any Subordinated Indebtedness, except a payment of interest or principal at the Stated Maturity thereof or a payment of principal or interest on Indebtedness owed to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, or (d) make any Restricted Investment (all such payments and other actions set forth in these clauses (a) through (d) above being collectively referred to as “Restricted Payments”); provided that:

(A) during any time in which no Event of Default exists, the Borrower may redeem, repurchase, retire, defease or otherwise acquire any Subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any Capital Stock of the Borrower in exchange for, or out of the net cash proceeds of the substantially concurrent sale (other than to a Subsidiary of the Borrower) of, Capital Stock of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock);

(B) during any time in which no Event of Default exists, the Borrower may defease, redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire Subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with the net cash proceeds from an incurrence of Refinancing Indebtedness;

 

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(C) during any time in which no Event of Default exists, any Restricted Subsidiary may (1) make loans or advances to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and (2) pay any dividend or the make any other distribution (x) to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or (y) to the holders of its Capital Stock on a pro rata basis;

(D) during any time in which no Event of Default exists, the Borrower may repurchase its Capital Stock if deemed to occur upon the exercise of stock options if such Capital Stock represents a portion of the exercise price thereof or represents shares tendered by an existing or former employee of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (or the estate, heirs or assigns of such employee) to satisfy the employer’s minimum statutory tax-withholding obligation related to employee stock awards;

(E) during any time in which no Event of Default exists, the Borrower may, for any Fiscal Year ending during the term of this Agreement, declare and make Restricted Payments (excluding Restricted Payments otherwise permitted under this Section 10.5) in an aggregate amount equal to the greater of (i) ninety-five percent (95%) of Funds from Operations for such Fiscal Year and (ii) with respect to any tax year of the Borrower, such amount as may be necessary for the Borrower to maintain the Borrower’s eligibility to be taxed as a REIT for such tax year; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower may also make Restricted Payments in an amount equal to the amount that would need to be distributed to all of the Borrower’s stockholders in order for the Borrower to make the minimum distributions required to be distributed to its stockholders under the Code (a) to avoid the payment of taxes imposed under Sections 857(b)(1) and 4981 of the Code, and (b) to avoid the payment of taxes imposed under Section 857(b)(3) of the Code;

(F) during any time in which an Event of Default exists (unless the Obligations have been accelerated or an Event of Default pursuant to Section 11.1(a), (b), (i) or (j) has occurred and is continuing), the Borrower may, with respect to any tax year of the Borrower, make Restricted Payments in such amount as may be necessary for the Borrower to maintain the Borrower’s eligibility to be taxed as a REIT for such tax year; provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower may also make Restricted Payments in an amount equal to the amount that would need to be distributed to all of the Borrower’s shareholders in order for the Borrower to make the minimum distributions required to be distributed to its shareholders under the Code (a) to avoid the payment of taxes imposed under Sections 857(b)(1) and 4981 of the Code, and (b) to avoid the payment of taxes imposed under Section 857(b)(3) of the Code; and

(G) during any time after the Obligations shall have been accelerated or after an Event of Default pursuant to Section 11.1(a), (b), (i) or (j) has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower shall not, nor shall it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, make any Restricted Payments to any Person other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary that is a Credit Party.

SECTION 10.6 Limitations on Exchange and Issuance of Disqualified Stock. Issue, sell or otherwise dispose of any class or series of Disqualified Stock.

SECTION 10.7 Transactions with Affiliates. Directly or indirectly (a) make any loan or advance to, or purchase or assume any note or other obligation to or from, any of its officers, directors, shareholders or other Affiliates, or to or from any member of the immediate family of any of its officers, directors, shareholders or other Affiliates, or subcontract any operations to any of its Affiliates or (b) enter into, or be a party to, any other transaction not described in clause (a) above with any of its Affiliates other than:

(i) transactions permitted by Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6;

 

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(ii) transactions existing on the Closing Date and described on Schedule 10.7;

(iii) normal compensation and reimbursement of reasonable expenses of officers and directors;

(iv) transactions between or among the Borrower and/or its Restricted Subsidiaries;

(v) any issuance of securities, or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of employment arrangements, stock options and stock ownership plans and other reasonable fees, compensation, benefits and indemnities paid or entered into by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business to or with officers, directors or employees of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries; and

(vi) other transactions (including employment agreements and indemnity agreements) in the ordinary course of business on terms as favorable as would be obtained by it on a comparable arms-length transaction with an independent, unrelated third party, as determined in good faith by the board of directors of the Borrower.

SECTION 10.8 Certain Accounting Changes; Organizational Documents. (a) Change its Fiscal Year end, or make any change in its accounting treatment and reporting practices except as required by GAAP (it being agreed that a conversion from GAAP to IFRS shall be permitted) or (b) except pursuant to a transaction permitted by Section 10.3, amend, modify or change its articles of incorporation (or corporate charter or other similar organizational documents) or bylaws (or other similar documents) in any manner adverse in any respect to the rights or interests of the Lenders hereunder.

SECTION 10.9 Amendments; Payments and Prepayments of Material Indebtedness.

(a) Amend or modify (or permit the modification or amendment of) any of the terms or provisions of any Material Indebtedness (including the Senior Unsecured Notes) in any respect that would materially adversely affect the rights or interests of the Administrative Agent and Lenders hereunder.

(b) Make or offer to make any optional or voluntary payment, prepayment, repurchase or redemption of, or otherwise voluntarily or optionally defease, any Material Indebtedness, or segregate funds for any such payment, prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance (including (i) by way of depositing with any trustee with respect thereto money or securities before due for the purpose of paying when due and (ii) at the maturity thereof), other than the prepayment of Material Indebtedness permitted hereunder (including as otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 10.5); provided, however, that (A) the Borrower may make optional or voluntary payments on any Senior Unsecured Note (or any Refinancing Indebtedness) so long as the Borrower has demonstrated that the pro forma Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio is less than 4.75 to 1.00 as of the date of any such payment and after giving effect thereto and (B) the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries may make optional or voluntary payments or prepayments of any intercompany Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 10.1(i).

SECTION 10.10 Restrictive Agreements.

(a) Enter into any Indebtedness (other than the Senior Unsecured Notes and any Refinancing Indebtedness) that restricts, limits or otherwise encumbers its ability to incur Liens on or with respect to any of its assets or properties as security for the Obligations, other than the assets or properties securing such Indebtedness.

 

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(b) Enter into or permit to exist any agreement (other than the Senior Unsecured Notes and any Refinancing Indebtedness) that impairs or limits the ability of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower to pay dividends to the Borrower.

SECTION 10.11 Nature of Business. Engage in any business other than a Permitted Business.

SECTION 10.12 Impairment of Security Interests. Take or omit to take any action that would have the result of materially impairing the security interests in favor of the Administrative Agent with respect to the Collateral (other than in connection with a Collateral Release Event).

SECTION 10.13 Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of the Extensions of Credit, whether directly or indirectly, and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, to purchase or carry margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation T, U or X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock or to refund indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose (except to the extent that such purchase would not cause more than 25% of the aggregate value of the assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis that are subject to the provisions of Section 10.2 or Section 10.4, or that are subject to any restriction contained in any agreement or instrument between the Borrower and any Lender or any Affiliate of any Lender relating to Indebtedness and within the scope of Section 11.1(g), to consist of margin stock).

SECTION 10.14 Sanctions; Anti-Corruption Laws.

(a) Directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of any Extension of Credit, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any Subsidiary, joint venture partner or other individual or entity, to fund any activities of, or business with, any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country Jurisdiction, or in any other manner that will result in a violation by any individual or entity (including any individual or entity participating in the transaction, whether as Lender, Arranger, Administrative Agent, Issuing Lender, Swingline Lender, or otherwise) of Sanctions.

(b) Directly or indirectly use the proceeds of any Extension of Credit for any purpose that would breach the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries are subject.

ARTICLE XI

DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

SECTION 11.1 Events of Default. Each of the following shall constitute an Event of Default, whatever the reason for such event and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any Governmental Authority or otherwise:

(a) Default in Payment of Principal of Loans and Reimbursement Obligations. The Borrower shall default in any payment of principal of any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation when and as due (whether at maturity, by reason of acceleration or otherwise).

(b) Other Payment Default. The Borrower shall default in the payment when and as due (whether at maturity, by reason of acceleration or otherwise) of interest on any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation or the payment of any other Obligation, and such default shall continue for a period of three (3) Business Days.

 

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(c) Misrepresentation. Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any other Credit Party herein, in any other Loan Document or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith that is subject to materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifications shall be incorrect or misleading in any respect when made or deemed made or any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made, by or on behalf of the Borrower or any other Credit Party herein, in any other Loan Document or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith that is not subject to materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifications shall be incorrect or misleading in any material respect when made or deemed made.

(d) Default in Performance of Certain Covenants. The Borrower or any other Credit Party shall default in the performance or observance of any covenant or agreement contained in Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.4(e)(i), 8.1 (solely with respect to existence of the Borrower) or Articles IX or X.

(e) Default in Performance of Other Covenants and Conditions. The Borrower or any other Credit Party shall default in the performance or observance of any term, covenant, condition or agreement contained in this Agreement (except as otherwise specifically provided in this Section) or any other Loan Document and such default shall continue for a period of thirty (30) days after the earlier of (i) the Administrative Agent’s delivery of written notice thereof to the Borrower and (ii) a Responsible Officer of any Credit Party having obtained actual knowledge thereof.

(f) Hedging Agreement. The Borrower or any other Credit Party shall default in the performance or observance of any terms, covenant, condition or agreement (after giving effect to any applicable grace or cure period) under any Hedging Agreement and such default causes the termination of such Hedging Agreement and the Termination Value owed by such Credit Party as a result thereof exceeds $25,000,000.

(g) Material Indebtedness Cross-Default. The Borrower or any other Credit Party shall (i) default in the payment of any Material Indebtedness (other than the Loans or any Reimbursement Obligation) beyond the period of grace if any, provided in the instrument or agreement under which such Material Indebtedness was created, or (ii) default in the observance or performance of any other agreement or condition relating to any Material Indebtedness (other than the Loans or any Reimbursement Obligation) or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto or any other event shall occur or condition exist, the effect of which default or other event or condition is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Material Indebtedness (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, any such Material Indebtedness to become due prior to its Stated Maturity (any applicable grace period having expired).

(h) Change in Control. Any Change in Control shall occur.

(i) Voluntary Bankruptcy Proceeding. The Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof shall (i) commence a voluntary case under any Debtor Relief Laws, (ii) file a petition seeking to take advantage of any Debtor Relief Laws, (iii) consent to or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner any petition filed against it in an involuntary case under any Debtor Relief Laws, (iv) apply for or consent to, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, the appointment of, or the taking of possession by, a receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of itself or of a substantial part of its property, domestic or foreign, (v) admit in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due, (vi) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, or (vii) take any corporate action for the purpose of authorizing any of the foregoing.

 

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(j) Involuntary Bankruptcy Proceeding. A case or other proceeding shall be commenced against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof in any court of competent jurisdiction seeking (i) relief under any Debtor Relief Laws, or (ii) the appointment of a trustee, receiver, custodian, liquidator or the like for the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof or for all or any substantial part of the assets thereof, domestic or foreign, and such case or proceeding shall continue without dismissal or stay for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days, or an order granting the relief requested in such case or proceeding (including an order for relief under any Debtor Relief Laws) shall be entered.

(k) Failure of Agreements. Any provision of this Agreement or any provision of any other Loan Document shall for any reason cease to be valid and binding on the Borrower or any other Credit Party party thereto or any such Person shall so state in writing, or any Loan Document shall for any reason cease to create a valid and perfected first priority Lien on, or security interest in, any of the Collateral purported to be covered thereby (subject to Permitted Liens), in each case other than in accordance with the express terms hereof or thereof.

(l) Termination Event. The occurrence of any of the following events: (i) the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate fails to make full payment when due of all amounts that, under the provisions of any Pension Plan or Section 412 or 430 of the Code, the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is required to pay as contributions thereto, (ii) an Unfunded Pension Liability in excess of $25,000,000 occurs or exists, whether or not waived, with respect to any Pension Plan, (iii) a Termination Event or (iv) the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate as employers under one or more Multiemployer Plans makes a complete or partial withdrawal from any such Multiemployer Plan and the plan sponsor of such Multiemployer Plans notifies such withdrawing employer that such employer has incurred a withdrawal liability requiring payments in an amount exceeding $25,000,000.

(m) Judgment. A judgment or order for the payment of money that causes the aggregate amount of all such judgments, in any Fiscal Year, to exceed $25,000,000 in excess of amounts covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer does not dispute coverage, shall be entered against the Borrower or any Credit Party by any court, and such judgment or order shall continue without having been discharged, vacated, stayed or bonded for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days after the entry thereof.

SECTION 11.2 Remedies. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, with the consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, or upon the request of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent shall, by notice to the Borrower:

(a) Acceleration; Termination of Facilities. Terminate the Revolving Credit Commitment and declare the principal of and interest on the Loans and the Reimbursement Obligations at the time outstanding, and all other amounts owed to the Lenders and to the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents (including all L/C Obligations, whether or not the beneficiaries of the then outstanding Letters of Credit shall have presented or shall be entitled to present the documents required thereunder) and all other Obligations (other than Hedging Obligations), to be forthwith due and payable, whereupon the same shall immediately become due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are expressly waived by each Credit Party, anything in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents to the contrary notwithstanding, and terminate the Credit Facility and any right of the Borrower to request borrowings or Letters of Credit thereunder; provided, that upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Section 11.1(i) or (j), the Credit Facility shall be automatically terminated and all Obligations (other than Hedging Obligations) shall automatically become due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are expressly waived by each Credit Party, anything in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document to the contrary notwithstanding;

 

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(b) Letters of Credit. With respect to all Letters of Credit with respect to which presentment for honor shall not have occurred at the time of an acceleration pursuant to the preceding paragraph (a), require that the Borrower at such time deposit in a Cash Collateral account opened by the Administrative Agent an amount equal to the aggregate then undrawn and unexpired amount of such Letters of Credit. Amounts held in such Cash Collateral account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to the payment of drafts drawn under such Letters of Credit, and the unused portion thereof after all such Letters of Credit shall have expired or been fully drawn upon, if any, shall be applied to repay the other Obligations on a pro rata basis. After all such Letters of Credit shall have expired or been fully drawn upon, the Reimbursement Obligation shall have been satisfied and all other Obligations shall have been paid in full, the balance, if any, in such Cash Collateral account shall be returned to the Borrower; and

(c) Rights of Collection. Exercise on behalf of the Secured Parties all of its other rights and remedies under this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and Applicable Law, in order to satisfy all of the Borrower’s Obligations.

SECTION 11.3 Rights and Remedies Cumulative; Non-Waiver; etc.

(a) The enumeration of the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders set forth in this Agreement is not intended to be exhaustive and the exercise by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders of any right or remedy shall not preclude the exercise of any other rights or remedies, all of which shall be cumulative, and shall be in addition to any other right or remedy given hereunder or under the other Loan Documents or that may now or hereafter exist at law or in equity or by suit or otherwise. No delay or failure to take action on the part of the Administrative Agent or any Lender in exercising any right, power or privilege shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege or shall be construed to be a waiver of any Event of Default. No course of dealing between the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders or their respective agents or employees shall be effective to change, modify or discharge any provision of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or to constitute a waiver of any Event of Default.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document, the authority to enforce rights and remedies hereunder and under the other Loan Documents against the Credit Parties or any of them shall be vested exclusively in, and all actions and proceedings at law in connection with such enforcement shall be instituted and maintained exclusively by, the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 11.2 for the benefit of all the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit (a) the Administrative Agent from exercising on its own behalf the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (b) any Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender from exercising the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as an Issuing Lender or a Swingline Lender, as the case may be) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (c) any Lender from exercising setoff rights in accordance with Section 13.4 (subject to the terms of Section 4.6), or (d) any Lender from filing proofs of claim or appearing and filing pleadings on its own behalf during the pendency of a proceeding relative to any Credit Party under any Debtor Relief Law; and provided, further, that if at any time there is no Person acting as Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, then (i) the Required Lenders shall have the rights otherwise ascribed to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 11.2 and (ii) in addition to the matters set forth in clauses (b), (c) and (d) of the preceding proviso and subject to Section 4.6, any Lender may, with the consent of the Required Lenders, enforce any rights and remedies available to it and as authorized by the Required Lenders.

 

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SECTION 11.4 Crediting of Payments and Proceeds. In the event that the Borrower shall fail to pay any of the Obligations when due and the Obligations have been accelerated pursuant to Section 11.2 or the Administrative Agent or any Lender has exercised any remedy set forth in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, all payments received by the Lenders upon the Obligations and all net proceeds from the enforcement of the Obligations shall be applied:

First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts, including attorney fees, payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such and the applicable Issuing Lender in its capacity as such (ratably among the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause First payable to them);

Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal and interest) payable to the Lenders under the Loan Documents, including attorney fees (ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Second payable to them);

Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations (ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them);

Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans, Reimbursement Obligations, Cash Management Obligations and any Hedging Obligations (including any termination payments and any accrued and unpaid interest thereon) (ratably among the Lenders, the Issuing Lenders, the Cash Management Banks and the Hedge Banks in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them);

Fifth, to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Issuing Lender, to Cash Collateralize any L/C Obligations then outstanding; and

Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by Applicable Law.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Obligations arising under Cash Management Agreements and Hedging Agreements shall be excluded from the application described above if the Administrative Agent has not received written notice thereof, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Cash Management Bank or Hedge Bank, as the case may be. Each Cash Management Bank or Hedge Bank not a party to this Agreement that has given the notice contemplated by the preceding sentence shall, by such notice, be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the appointment of the Administrative Agent pursuant to the terms of Article XII for itself and its Affiliates as if a “Lender” party hereto.

SECTION 11.5 Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim. In case of the pendency of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or any other judicial proceeding relative to any Credit Party, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan or L/C Obligation shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on the Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:

 

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(a) to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans, L/C Obligations and all other Obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under Sections 3.3, 4.3 and 13.3) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and

(b) to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;

and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Administrative Agent and its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Administrative Agent under Sections 4.3 and 13.3.

Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender in any such proceeding.

SECTION 11.6 Credit Bidding.

(a) With the written consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent, on behalf of itself and the Lenders, shall have the right to credit bid and purchase for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all or any portion of Collateral at any sale thereof conducted by the Administrative Agent under the provisions of the UCC, including pursuant to Sections 9-610 or 9-620 of the UCC, at any sale thereof conducted under the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, including Section 363 thereof, or a sale under a plan of reorganization, or at any other sale or foreclosure conducted by the Administrative Agent (whether by judicial action or otherwise) in accordance with Applicable Law.

(b) Each Lender hereby agrees that, except as otherwise provided in any Loan Documents or with the written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, it will not take any enforcement action, accelerate obligations under any Loan Documents, or exercise any right that it might otherwise have under Applicable Law to credit bid at foreclosure sales, UCC sales or other similar dispositions of Collateral.

ARTICLE XII

THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

SECTION 12.1 Appointment and Authority.

(a) Each of the Lenders and each Issuing Lender hereby irrevocably appoints Bank of America to act on its behalf as the Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof or thereof, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders, and neither the Borrower nor any Restricted

 

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Subsidiary thereof shall have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions. It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any other similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any Applicable Law. Instead such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties.

(b) The Administrative Agent shall also act as the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents, and each of the Lenders (including in its capacity as a potential Hedge Bank or Cash Management Bank) and each Issuing Lender hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to act as the agent of such Lender and such Issuing Lender for purposes of acquiring, holding and enforcing any and all Liens on Collateral granted by any of the Credit Parties to secure any of the Obligations, together with such powers and discretion as are reasonably incidental thereto (including to enter into additional Loan Documents or supplements to existing Loan Documents on behalf of the Secured Parties). In this connection, the Administrative Agent, as “collateral agent”, and any co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact appointed by the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Article XII for purposes of holding or enforcing any Lien on the Collateral (or any portion thereof) granted under the Security Documents, or for exercising any rights and remedies thereunder at the direction of the Administrative Agent, shall be entitled to the benefits of all provisions of Articles XII and XIII (including Section 13.3, as though such co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact were the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents) as if set forth in full herein with respect thereto.

SECTION 12.2 Rights as a Lender. The Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include the Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder in its individual capacity. Such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, own securities of, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the Administrative Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders.

SECTION 12.3 Exculpatory Provisions. The Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, and its duties hereunder and thereunder shall be administrative in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent:

(a) shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

(b) shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Administrative Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be expressly provided for herein or in the other Loan Documents), provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Administrative Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or Applicable Law, including for the avoidance of doubt any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any Debtor Relief Law or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any Debtor Relief Law; and

 

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(c) shall not, except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, 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 Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.

The Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (i) with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Section 13.2 and Section 11.2) or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final nonappealable judgment. The Administrative Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default or Event of Default unless and until notice describing such Default or Event of Default is given to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower, a Lender or the Issuing Lenders.

The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection herewith or therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein or therein or the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article V or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 12.4 Reliance by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing (including any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper Person. The Administrative Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to have been made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon. In determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan, or the issuance, extension, renewal or increase of a Letter of Credit, that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender or the applicable Issuing Lender, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender or such Issuing Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender or such Issuing Lender prior to the making of such Loan or the issuance of such Letter of Credit. The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Borrower), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.

SECTION 12.5 Delegation of Duties. The Administrative Agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers hereunder or under any other Loan Document by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of this Article shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the Credit Facility as well as activities as Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any sub-agents except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines in a final and nonappealable judgment that the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agents.

 

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SECTION 12.6 Resignation or Removal of Administrative Agent.

(a) The Administrative Agent may at any time give notice of its resignation to the Lenders, the Issuing Lender and the Borrower. Upon receipt of any such notice of resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, in consultation with the Borrower, to appoint a successor, which shall be a bank with an office in the United States, or an Affiliate of any such bank with an office in the United States. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within 30 days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Resignation Effective Date”), then the retiring Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to), on behalf of the Lenders and the Issuing Lender, appoint a successor Administrative Agent meeting the qualifications set forth above. Whether or not a successor has been appointed, such resignation shall become effective in accordance with such notice on the Resignation Effective Date.

(b) If the Person serving as Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof, the Required Lenders may, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, by notice in writing to the Borrower and such Person, remove such Person as Administrative Agent and, in consultation with the Borrower, appoint a successor. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within 30 days (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Removal Effective Date”), then such removal shall nonetheless become effective in accordance with such notice on the Removal Effective Date.

(c) With effect from the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable), (1) the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (except that in the case of any collateral security held by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders or the Issuing Lender under any of the Loan Documents, the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall continue to hold such collateral security until such time as a successor Administrative Agent is appointed) and (2) except for any indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent, all payments, communications and determinations provided to be made by, to or through the Administrative Agent shall instead be made by or to each Lender and the Issuing Lender directly, until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor Administrative Agent as provided for above. Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring or removed Administrative Agent (other than any rights to indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent), and the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents. The fees payable by the Borrower to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed between the Borrower and such successor. After the retiring or removed Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the provisions of this Article and Section 13.3 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Administrative Agent, its sub-agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while the retiring or removed Administrative Agent was acting as Administrative Agent.

(d) Any resignation by, or removal of, Bank of America as Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section shall also constitute its resignation as an Issuing Lender and Swingline Lender. Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, (a) such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of as an Issuing Lender, if applicable, and as Swingline Lender, (b) the retiring Issuing Lender and Swingline Lender shall be discharged from all of their respective duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan

 

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Documents, and (c) the successor Issuing Lender shall issue letters of credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit, if any, outstanding at the time of such succession or make other arrangements satisfactory to Bank of America, as a retiring Issuing Lender to effectively assume the obligations of the retiring Issuing Lender with respect to Letters of Credit issued thereby.

SECTION 12.7 Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders. Each Lender and each Issuing Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender and each Issuing Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder.

SECTION 12.8 No Other Duties, etc. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, none of the syndication agents, documentation agents, co-agents, arrangers or bookrunners listed on the cover page or signature pages hereof shall have any powers, duties or responsibilities under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent, a Lender or an Issuing Lender hereunder.

SECTION 12.9 Collateral and Guaranty Matters.

(a) Each of the Lenders (including in its or any of its Affiliate’s capacities as a potential Hedge Bank or Cash Management Bank) irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its discretion:

(i) to release any Lien on any Collateral granted to or held by the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties, under any Loan Document (A) upon repayment of the outstanding principal of and all accrued interest on the Loans, payment of all outstanding fees and expenses hereunder, the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment and the expiration or termination of all Letters of Credit (other than Letters of Credit as to which other arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Lender shall have been made), (B) that is sold or otherwise disposed of or to be sold or otherwise disposed of as part of or in connection with any sale or other disposition or other transaction permitted hereunder or under any other Loan Document, (C) in connection with the release of the Collateral provided in Section 8.17 or (D) subject to Section 13.2, if approved, authorized or ratified in writing by the Required Lenders;

(ii) to subordinate or release any Lien on any Collateral granted to or held by the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document to the holder of any Permitted Lien (except Permitted Liens permitted solely by Section 10.2(n)); and

(iii) to release any Subsidiary Guarantor from its obligations under the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement, the Collateral Agreement and any other Security Documents if such Person ceases to be a Restricted Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted hereunder.

Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Required Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to release or subordinate its interest in particular types or items of property, or to release any Subsidiary Guarantor from its obligations under the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement pursuant to this Section.

 

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(b) The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have a duty to ascertain or inquire into any representation or warranty regarding the existence, value or collectability of the Collateral, the existence, priority or perfection of the Administrative Agent’s Lien thereon, or any certificate prepared by any Credit Party in connection therewith, nor shall the Administrative Agent be responsible or liable to the Lenders for any failure to monitor or maintain any portion of the Collateral.

SECTION 12.10 Hedging Agreements and Cash Management Agreements. No Cash Management Bank or Hedge Bank that obtains the benefits of Section 11.4 or any Collateral by virtue of the provisions hereof or of any Security Document shall have any right to notice of any action or to consent to, direct or object to any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document or otherwise in respect of the Collateral (including the release or impairment of any Collateral) other than in its capacity as a Lender and, in such case, only to the extent expressly provided in the Loan Documents. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article XII to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to verify the payment of, or that other satisfactory arrangements have been made with respect to, Cash Management Agreements and Hedging Agreements unless the Administrative Agent has received written notice of such Cash Management Agreements and Hedging Agreements, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Cash Management Bank or Hedge Bank, as the case may be.

SECTION 12.11 Lender ERISA Representation.

(a) Each Lender (x) represents and warrants, as of the Closing Date (with such Lender’s execution of the amendment on such date constituting its representation and warranty) or, if later, the date such Person becomes a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the Closing Date or, if later, the date such Person becomes a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent, each Arranger and their respective Affiliates, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower or any other Credit Party, that at least one of the following is and will be true:

(i) such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one or more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit or the Revolving Credit Commitments,

(ii) the transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84-14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95-60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90-1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91-38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96-23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement,

(iii) (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of PTE 84-14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of sub-sections (b) through (g) of Part I of PTE 84-14 and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84-14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement, or

 

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(iv) such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.

(b) In addition, unless sub-clause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or such Lender has not provided another representation, warranty and covenant as provided in sub-clause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the Closing Date (with such Lender’s execution of the amendment on such date constituting its representation and warranty) or, if later, the date such Person becomes a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the Closing Date or, if later, the date such Person becomes a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent, each Arranger and their respective Affiliates, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower or any other Credit Party, that:

(i) none of the Administrative Agent, any Arranger or any of their respective Affiliates is a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, any Loan Document or any documents related to hereto or thereto),

(ii) the Person making the investment decision on behalf of such Lender with respect to the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement is independent (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-21) and is a bank, an insurance carrier, an investment adviser, a broker-dealer or other person that holds, or has under management or control, total assets of at least $50 million, in each case as described in 29 CFR § 2510.3-21(c)(1)(i)(A)-(E),

(iii) the Person making the investment decision on behalf of such Lender with respect to the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to particular transactions and investment strategies (including in respect of the Obligations),

(iv) the Person making the investment decision on behalf of such Lender with respect to the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement is a fiduciary under ERISA or the Code, or both, with respect to the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in evaluating the transactions hereunder, and

(v) no fee or other compensation is being paid directly to the Administrative Agent, any Arranger or any their respective Affiliates for investment advice (as opposed to other services) in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments or this Agreement.

(c) The Administrative Agent and each Arranger hereby informs the Lenders that each such Person is not undertaking to provide impartial investment advice, or to give advice in a fiduciary capacity, in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, and that such Person has a financial interest in the transactions contemplated hereby in that such Person or an Affiliate thereof (i) may receive interest or other payments with respect to the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Revolving Credit Commitments and this Agreement, (ii) may recognize a gain if it extended the Loans, the Letters of Credit or the Revolving

 

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Credit Commitments for an amount less than the amount being paid for an interest in the Loans, the Letters of Credit or the Revolving Credit Commitments by such Lender or (iii) may receive fees or other payments in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, the Loan Documents or otherwise, including structuring fees, commitment fees, arrangement fees, facility fees, upfront fees, underwriting fees, ticking fees, agency fees, administrative agent or collateral agent fees, utilization fees, minimum usage fees, letter of credit fees, fronting fees, deal-away or alternate transaction fees, amendment fees, processing fees, term out premiums, banker’s acceptance fees, breakage or other early termination fees or fees similar to the foregoing.

ARTICLE XIII

MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 13.1 Notices.

(a) Notices Generally. Except in the case of notices and other communications expressly permitted to be given by telephone (and except as provided in paragraph (b) below), all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by facsimile as follows:

 

If to the Borrower:   

CoreCivic, Inc.

10 Burton Hills Boulevard, Suite 100

Nashville, Tennessee 37215

Attention: Chief Financial Officer

Telephone No.: (615) 263-3131

Telecopy No.: (615) 263-3010

Website: www.corecivic.com

With copies to:   

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800

Nashville, Tennessee 37201

Attention: F. Mitchell Walker

Telephone No.: (615) 742-6275

Telecopy No.: (615) 742-2775

If to Bank of America as

Administrative Agent:

  

Bank of America, N.A.

Mail Code: NC1-026-06-03

900 W Trade Street

Charlotte, North Carolina 28255

Attention: Agency Management

Telephone No.: (980) 275-6132

Telecopy No.: (704) 719-5215

With copies to:   

Bank of America, N.A.

Mail Code: MD9-900-07-02

11810 Grand Park Ave

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Attention: Mark A. Zirkle

Telephone No.: (301) 255-1213

Telecopy No.: (804) 553-8779

If to any Lender:    To the address set forth on the Register

 

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Notices sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; notices sent by facsimile shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient). Notices delivered through electronic communications to the extent provided in paragraph (b) below, shall be effective as provided in said paragraph (b).

(b) Electronic Communications. Notices and other communications to the Lenders and the Issuing Lender hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e-mail and Internet or intranet websites) pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent, provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices to any Lender or any Issuing Lender pursuant to Article II if such Lender or such Issuing Lender, as applicable, has notified the Administrative Agent that is incapable of receiving notices under such Article by electronic communication. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it, provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications. Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), and (ii) notices or communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause (i) of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided that, for both clauses (i) and (ii) above, if such notice, email or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice, email or other communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient.

(c) Administrative Agent’s Office. The Administrative Agent hereby designates its office located at the address set forth above, or any subsequent office that shall have been specified for such purpose by written notice to the Borrower and Lenders, as the Administrative Agent’s Office referred to herein, to which payments due are to be made and at which Loans will be disbursed and Letters of Credit requested.

(d) Platform.

(i) Each Credit Party agrees that the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make the Borrower Materials available to the Issuing Lender and the other Lenders by posting the Borrower Materials on the Platform.

(ii) The Platform is provided “as is” and “as available.” The Agent Parties (as defined below) do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the Borrower Materials or the adequacy of the Platform, and expressly disclaim liability for errors or omissions in the Borrower Materials. No warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third-party rights or freedom from viruses or other code defects, is made by any Agent Party in connection with the Borrower Materials or the Platform. In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “Agent Parties”) have any liability to any Credit Party, any Lender or any other Person or entity for losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses of any kind (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of any Credit Party’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of communications through the Internet (including the Platform), except to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or

 

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willful misconduct of such Agent Party or breach in bad faith of such Agent Party’s contractual obligations hereunder; provided that in no event shall any Agent Party have any liability to any Credit Party, any Lender, any Issuing Lender or any other Person for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, losses or expenses (as opposed to actual damages, losses or expenses).

SECTION 13.2 Amendments, Waivers and Consents. Except as set forth below or as specifically provided in any Loan Document, any term, covenant, agreement or condition of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents may be amended or waived by the Lenders, and any consent given by the Lenders, if, but only if, such amendment, waiver or consent is in writing signed by the Required Lenders (or by the Administrative Agent with the consent of the Required Lenders) and delivered to the Administrative Agent and, in the case of an amendment, signed by the Borrower; provided, that no amendment, waiver or consent shall:

(a) (i) waive any condition precedent to any Extension of Credit under the Revolving Credit Facility set forth in Section 5.2 or (ii) amend or otherwise modify Section 5.2, if the effect of such amendment or modification is to require the Revolving Credit Lenders to make Revolving Credit Loans (pursuant to a substantially concurrent request by the Borrower) when such Revolving Credit Lenders would not otherwise be required to do so, in each case, without the written consent of the Required Revolving Credit Lenders;

(b) increase the Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender (or reinstate any Revolving Credit Commitment terminated pursuant to Section 11.2) or the amount of Loans of any Lender without the written consent of such Lender;

(c) postpone any date fixed by this Agreement or any other Loan Document for any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts due to the Lenders (or any of them) hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby;

(d) reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation, or (subject to clause (iv) of the second proviso to this Section) any fees or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; provided that only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary (i) to waive any obligation of the Borrower to pay interest at the rate set forth in Section 4.1(c) during the continuance of an Event of Default, or (ii) to amend any financial covenant hereunder (or any defined term used therein) even if the effect of such amendment would be to reduce the rate of interest on any Loan or L/C Obligation or to reduce any fee payable hereunder;

(e) change Section 4.4 or Section 11.4 in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby without the written consent of each Lender directly and adversely affected thereby;

(f) change any provision of this Section or reduce the percentages specified in the definition of “Required Lenders”, “Required Revolving Credit Lenders” or any other provision hereof specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to amend, waive or otherwise modify any rights hereunder or make any determination or grant any consent hereunder, without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby;

(g) release all of the Subsidiary Guarantors or release Subsidiary Guarantors comprising substantially all of the credit support for the Obligations, in either case, from the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement (other than as authorized in Section 12.9), without the written consent of each Lender; or

 

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(h) release all or a material portion of the Collateral or release any Security Document (other than as authorized in Sections 8.17 or 12.9 or as otherwise specifically permitted or contemplated in this Agreement or the applicable Security Document) without the written consent of each Lender;

provided further, that (i) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the applicable Issuing Lender in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of such Issuing Lender under this Agreement or any Letter of Credit Application relating to any Letter of Credit issued or to be issued by it; (ii) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Swingline Lender in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Swingline Lender as such under this Agreement; (iii) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent as such under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (iv) the Fee Letters may be amended, or rights or privileges thereunder waived, in a writing executed only by the parties thereto; and (v) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall be permitted to amend any provision of the Loan Documents (and such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to any Loan Document) if the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall have jointly identified an obvious error or any error or omission of a technical or immaterial nature in any such provision. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder, except that the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender may not be increased or extended without the consent of such Lender.

In addition, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, each Lender hereby irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent on its behalf, and without its further consent, to enter into amendments or modifications to this Agreement (including amendment to this Section 13.2) or any of the other Loan Documents or to enter into additional Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably deem appropriate in order to effectuate any increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to Section 2.7 or any Incremental Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.8, including amendments to permit such increases in the Revolving Credit Commitment and any Incremental Term Loans to share ratably in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and to include appropriately any Lenders under such increases in the Revolving Credit Commitment and any Incremental Term Loans in any determination of Required Lenders or Required Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable; provided that no such amendment or modification shall adversely affect in any material respect the rights of any Lender, in each case, without the written consent of such affected Lender.

SECTION 13.3 Expenses; Indemnity.

(a) Costs and Expenses. The Borrower and any other Credit Party, jointly and severally, shall, promptly following written demand therefor, pay (i) all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by SunTrust, the Administrative Agent and each of their respective Affiliates (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for SunTrust and the Administrative Agent), in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein, the preparation, negotiation, execution, delivery and administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions hereof or thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated), (ii) all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Issuing Lenders in connection with the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or any demand for payment thereunder and (iii) all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Issuing Lenders in connection with the enforcement or preservation of any rights (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel therefor and all such out-of-pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or related negotiations in respect of any Loans or Letters of Credit) (A) in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or (B) in connection with the Loans made or Letters of

 

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Credit issued hereunder, including the fees and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Issuing Lenders; provided that, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, such reimbursement for legal fees and disbursements shall be limited to the fees and disbursements of one primary counsel designated by the Administrative Agent plus the fees and disbursements of any local and specialist counsel engaged by the Administrative Agent.

(b) Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify the Arrangers, the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof), each Lender and each Issuing Lender, and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnitee”) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, and shall pay or reimburse any such Indemnitee for, any and all losses, claims (including any Environmental Claims or civil penalties or fines assessed by OFAC), damages, liabilities and related costs and expenses (including the fees, settlement costs, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee), incurred by any Indemnitee or asserted against any Indemnitee by any third party or by the Borrower or any other Credit Party arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the execution or delivery of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the performance by the parties hereto of their respective obligations hereunder or thereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby (including the Transactions), or, in the case of the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof) and its Related Parties only, the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (ii) any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by the applicable Issuing Lender to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), (iii) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Environmental Claim related in any way to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (iv) 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 the Borrower or any other Credit Party, and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto, or (v) any claim (including any Environmental Claims or civil penalties or fines assessed by OFAC), investigation, litigation or other proceeding (whether or not the Administrative Agent or any Lender is a party thereto) and the prosecution and defense thereof, arising out of or in any way connected with the Loans, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any documents contemplated by or referred to herein or therein or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, including reasonable attorneys and consultant’s fees, provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related costs or expenses (x) are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee or (y) result from a claim brought by the Borrower or any other Credit Party against an Indemnitee for breach in bad faith of such Indemnitee’s obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document, if the Borrower or such Credit Party has obtained a final and nonappealable judgment in its favor on such claim as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. This Section 13.3(b) shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent losses, claims, damages, etc. arising from any non-Tax claim.

(c) Reimbursement by Lenders. To the extent that the Borrower for any reason fails to indefeasibly pay any amount required under clause (a) or (b) of this Section to be paid by it to the Administrative Agent (or any sub-agent thereof), the applicable Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or any Related Party of any of the foregoing, each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent), the applicable Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or such Related Party, as the case may be, such Lender’s pro rata share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought based on each Lender’s share of the Total Credit Exposure at such time, or if the Total Credit Exposure has been reduced to zero, then based on such

 

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Lender’s share of the Total Credit Exposure immediately prior to such reduction) of such unpaid amount (including any such unpaid amount in respect of a claim asserted by such Lender); provided that with respect to such unpaid amounts owed to an Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender solely in its capacity as such, only the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be required to pay such unpaid amounts, such payment to be made severally among them based on such Revolving Credit Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought or, if the Revolving Credit Commitment has been reduced to zero as of such time, determined immediately prior to such reduction); provided, further, that the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent (or any such subagent) or the applicable Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender in its capacity as such, or against any Related Party of any of the foregoing acting for the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent) or applicable Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender in connection with such capacity. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause (c) are subject to the provisions of Section 4.7.

(d) Waiver of Consequential Damages, Etc. To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Borrower and each other Credit Party shall not assert, and hereby waives, any claim against any Indemnitee, on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby, the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use of the proceeds thereof. No Indemnitee referred to in clause (b) above 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.

(e) Payments. All amounts due under this Section shall be payable promptly after demand therefor.

(f) Survival. The agreements in this Section shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender, the replacement of any Lender, the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all the other Obligations.

SECTION 13.4 Right of Set-off. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Lender, each Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender and each of their respective Affiliates is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final, in whatever currency) at any time held and other obligations (in whatever currency) at any time owing by such Lender, such Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or any such Affiliate to or for the credit or the account of the Borrower or any other Credit Party against any and all of the obligations of the Borrower or such Credit Party now or hereafter existing under this Agreement or any other Loan Document to such Lender, such Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender, irrespective of whether or not such Lender, such Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender shall have made any demand under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and although such obligations of the Borrower or such Credit Party may be contingent or unmatured or are owed to a branch or office of such Lender, such Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender different from the branch or office holding such deposit or obligated on such indebtedness; provided that in the event that any Defaulting Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff, (x) all amounts so set off shall be paid over immediately to the Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.15 and, pending such payment, shall be segregated by such Defaulting Lender from its other funds and deemed held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, each Issuing

 

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Lender, the Swingline Lender and the Lenders, and (y) the Defaulting Lender shall provide promptly to the Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff. The rights of each Lender, each Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender and their respective Affiliates under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) that such Lender, such Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or their respective Affiliates may have. Each Lender, each Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender agrees to notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent promptly after any such setoff and application; provided that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application.

SECTION 13.5 Governing Law; Jurisdiction, Etc.

(a) Governing Law. This Agreement and the other Loan Documents and any claim, controversy, dispute or cause of action (whether in contract or tort or otherwise) based upon, arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document (except, as to any other Loan Document, as expressly set forth therein) and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York, without reference to the conflicts or choice of law principles thereof, other than such principles that are stated in Section 5-1401 and 5-1402 of the General Obligations Law of the State of New York.

(b) Submission to Jurisdiction. The Borrower and each other Credit Party irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that it will not commence any action, litigation or proceeding of any kind or description, whether in law or equity, whether in contract or in tort or otherwise, against the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or any Related Party of the foregoing in any way relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the transactions relating hereto or thereto, in any forum other than the courts of the State of New York sitting in New York County, and of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York, and any appellate court from any thereof, and each of the parties hereto irrevocably and unconditionally submits to the jurisdiction of such courts and agrees that all claims in respect of any such action, litigation or proceeding may be heard and determined in such New York State court or, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, in such federal court. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a final judgment in any such action, litigation or proceeding that is not subject to appeal shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law. Nothing in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document shall affect any right that the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender may otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document against the Borrower or any other Credit Party or its properties in the courts of any jurisdiction.

(c) Waiver of Venue; Objection. The Borrower and each other Credit Party irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any action, litigation or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any court referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section. Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.

(d) Service of Process. Each party hereto irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 13.1. Nothing in this Agreement will affect the right of any party hereto to serve process in any other manner permitted by Applicable Law.

 

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SECTION 13.6 Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.

SECTION 13.7 Reversal of Payments. To the extent the Borrower makes a payment or payments to the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Lenders or the Administrative Agent receives any payment or proceeds of the Collateral, which payments or proceeds or any part thereof are subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside and/or required to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party under any Debtor Relief Law, other Applicable Law or equitable cause, then, to the extent of such payment or proceeds repaid, the Obligations or part thereof intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 13.8 Injunctive Relief; Punitive Damages.

(a) The Borrower recognizes that, in the event the Borrower fails to perform, observe or discharge any of its obligations or liabilities under this Agreement, any remedy of law may prove to be inadequate relief to the Lenders. Therefore, the Borrower agrees that the Lenders, at the Lenders’ option, shall be entitled to temporary and permanent injunctive relief in any such case without the necessity of proving actual damages, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law and principles of equity.

(b) To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower (on behalf of itself and the Credit Parties) hereby agree that no such Person shall have a remedy of punitive or exemplary damages against any other party to a Loan Document and each such Person hereby waives any right or claim to punitive or exemplary damages that they may now have or may arise in the future in connection with any Dispute, whether such Dispute is resolved through arbitration or judicially.

SECTION 13.9 Accounting Matters. If at any time any change in GAAP (including the adoption of IFRS) 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, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP. Without limiting the foregoing, leases shall continue to be classified and accounted for on a basis consistent with that reflected in the Audited Financial Statements for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding any change in GAAP relating thereto, unless the parties hereto shall enter into a mutually acceptable amendment addressing such changes, as provided for above.

 

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SECTION 13.10 Successors and Assigns; Participations.

(a) Successors and Assigns Generally. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that neither the Borrower nor any other Credit Party may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and each Lender and no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an Eligible Assignee in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Section, (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (d) of this Section or (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of paragraph (f) of this Section (and any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void). Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in paragraph (d) of this Section and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.

(b) Assignments by Lenders. Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more Eligible Assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitment and the Loans (including for purposes of this paragraph (b), participations in L/C Obligations and in Swingline Loans) at the time owing to it); provided that

(i) except in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment and the Loans at the time owing to it, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitment (which for this purpose includes Loans outstanding thereunder) or, if the applicable Revolving Credit Commitment is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment (determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date) shall not be less than $5,000,000, unless (A) such assignment is made to an existing Lender, to an Affiliate thereof or to an Approved Fund with respect thereto, or (B) each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower otherwise consents (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided, however, that concurrent assignments to members of an Assignee Group and concurrent assignments from members of an Assignee Group to a single Eligible Assignee (or to an Eligible Assignee and members of its Assignee Group) will be treated as a single assignment for purposes of determining whether such minimum amount has been met;

(ii) each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement with respect to the Loans or the Revolving Credit Commitment assigned;

(iii) no consent shall be required for any assignment except to the extent required by subsections (b)(i) and (b)(iv) of this Section and, in addition:

(A) the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required unless (1) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time of such assignment or (2) such assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to a Lender; provided that the Borrower shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within 10 Business Days after having received written notice thereof;

 

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(B) the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for assignments in respect of (1) the Revolving Credit Facility unless such assignment is to a Person that is a Revolving Credit Lender, an Affiliate of a Revolving Credit Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to a Revolving Credit Lender or (2) any Incremental Term Loans unless such assignment is to a Person that is a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to a Lender;

(C) the consent of the Issuing Lenders (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for any assignment in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility;

(D) the consent of the Swingline Lender (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for any assignment in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility;

(iv) the parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee of $3,500 for each assignment, and the Eligible Assignee, if it shall not be a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire;

(v) no such assignment shall be made to (A) the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries or (B) to any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons described in this clause (B);

(vi) no such assignment shall be made to a natural person; and

(vii) in connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Loans previously requested, but not funded by, the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (A) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender and each other Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon), and (B) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans in accordance with its Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under Applicable Law without compliance with the provisions of this paragraph, then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.

 

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Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the Eligible Assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto) but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11 and 13.3 with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment. Upon request, the Borrower (at its expense) shall execute and deliver a Note to the assignee Lender. Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this paragraph shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with paragraph (d) of this Section.

(c) Register. The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrower, shall maintain at one of its offices in Chicago, Illinois, a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Revolving Credit Commitment of, and principal amounts of the Loans and L/C Obligations owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders may treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding notice to the contrary. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

(d) Participations. Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender sell participations to any Person (other than a natural person, a Defaulting Lender, the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitment and/or the Loans (including such Lender’s participations in L/C Obligations and/or Swingline Loans) owing to it); provided that (i) such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the exercise of such rights and the performance of such obligations and (iii) the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lenders, the Swingline Lender and the other Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement.

Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, modification or waiver or modification described in Section 13.2 that directly affects such Participant. Subject to paragraph (e) of this Section, the Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 4.8, 4.9, 4.10 and 4.11 (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 4.11(g) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 4.11(g) shall be delivered to the participating Lender)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section. To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 13.4 as though it were a Lender; provided that such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 4.6 as though it were a Lender.

Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts of (and stated interest on) each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation

 

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to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan, letter of credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be presumed correct absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.

(e) Limitations upon Participant Rights. A Participant shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Sections 4.10 and 4.11 than the applicable Lender would have been entitled to receive with respect to the participation sold to such Participant, unless the sale of the participation to such Participant is made with the Borrower’s prior written consent. A Participant that would be a Foreign Lender if it were a Lender shall not be entitled to the benefits of Section 4.11 unless the Borrower is notified of the participation sold to such Participant and such Participant agrees, for the benefit of the Borrower, to comply with Section 4.11(g) as though it were a Lender.

(f) Certain Pledges. Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement (including under its Notes, if any) to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided that no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.

(g) Resignation as Issuing Lender or Swingline Lender after Assignment.

(i) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if at any time Bank of America assigns all of its Revolving Credit Commitment and Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to subsection (b) above, Bank of America may, (i) upon 30 days’ notice to the Borrower and the Lenders, resign as an Issuing Lender and/or (ii) upon 30 days’ notice to the Borrower, resign as Swingline Lender. In the event of any such resignation as an Issuing Lender or Swingline Lender, the Borrower shall be entitled to appoint from among the Lenders a successor Issuing Lender or Swingline Lender hereunder; provided, however, that no failure by the Borrower to appoint any such successor shall affect the resignation of Bank of America as an Issuing Lender or Swingline Lender, as the case may be. If Bank of America resigns as an Issuing Lender, it shall retain all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of an Issuing Lender hereunder with respect to all Letters of Credit outstanding as of the effective date of its resignation as an Issuing Lender and all L/C Obligations with respect thereto (including the right to require the L/C Participants to make payments and fund risk participations in any unreimbursed portions of any payment made by the Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.4(b)). If Bank of America resigns as Swingline Lender, it shall retain all the rights of the Swingline Lender provided for hereunder with respect to Swingline Loans made by it and outstanding as of the effective date of such resignation, including the right to require the Revolving Credit Lenders to make Revolving Credit Loans or fund risk participations in outstanding Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.2(b). Upon the appointment of a successor Issuing Lender and/or Swingline Lender, (a) such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Issuing Lender or Swingline Lender, as the case may be, and (b) the successor Issuing Lender shall issue letters of credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit, if any, outstanding at the time of such successor or make other arrangements satisfactory to Bank of America to effectively assume the obligations of Bank of America with respect to such Letters of Credit.

 

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(ii) Any Lender that is an Issuing Lender may at any time assign all of its Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to, and subject to the terms of, this Section 13.10. If such Issuing Lender ceases to be a Lender, it may, at its option, resign as Issuing Lender. In addition, any Additional Issuing Lender may, at any time give notice of its resignation to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower. Upon the resignation of any Issuing Lender, such Issuing Lender’s obligations to issue Letters of Credit shall terminate but it shall retain all of the rights and obligations of an Issuing Lender hereunder with respect to Letters of Credit outstanding as of the effective date of its resignation and all L/C Obligations with respect thereto (including the right to require the Lenders to make Loans or fund risk participations in outstanding Letter of Credit Obligations), shall continue.

SECTION 13.11 Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its Affiliates and to its Affiliates’ respective partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, accountants, legal counsel, advisors and representatives (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (b) to the extent requested by, or required to be disclosed to, any rating agency, or regulatory or similar authority purporting to have jurisdiction over it (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (c) to the extent required by Applicable Laws or regulations or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (d) to any other party hereto, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document (or any Hedging Agreement or Cash Management Agreement with a Lender or the Administrative Agent) or any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document (or any Hedging Agreement or Cash Management Agreement with a Lender or the Administrative Agent) or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (A) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement or any Eligible Assignee invited to be a Lender pursuant to Section 2.7 or 2.8, or (B) any actual or prospective counterparty (or its advisors) to any swap or derivative transaction relating to the Borrower and its obligations, (g) on a confidential basis to (i) any rating agency in connection with rating the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or the Credit Facility or (ii) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of CUSIP numbers with respect to the Credit Facility, (h) with the consent of the Borrower, to Gold Sheets and other similar bank trade publications, such information to consist of deal terms and other information customarily found in such publications, (i) to the extent such Information (A) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (B) becomes available to the Administrative Agent or any Lender on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than the Borrower or (j) to governmental regulatory authorities in connection with any regulatory examination of the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Issuing Lender or any of their respective Affiliates or in accordance with any such Person’s regulatory compliance policy if such Person deems the same to be necessary for the mitigation of claims by those authorities against such Person or any of its Affiliates. For purposes of this Section, “Information” means all information received from any Credit Party relating to any Credit Party or any of their respective businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Lender on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by any Credit Party; provided that, in the case of information received from a Credit Party after the date hereof, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information. 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 Agents or any Lender in connection with the administration of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and the Commitments. The Credit Parties consent to the publication by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of customary advertising material relating to the transactions contemplated hereby using the name, product photographs, logo or trademark of the Credit Parties.

 

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Each of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders acknowledges that (a) the Information may include material non-public information concerning the Borrower or a Subsidiary, as the case may be, (b) it has developed compliance procedures regarding the use of material non-public information and (c) it will handle such material non-public information in accordance with Applicable Law, including United States Federal and state securities laws.

SECTION 13.12 Performance of Duties. Each of the Credit Party’s obligations under this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents shall be performed by such Credit Party at its sole cost and expense.

SECTION 13.13 All Powers Coupled with Interest. All powers of attorney and other authorizations granted to the Lenders, the Administrative Agent and any Persons designated by the Administrative Agent or any Lender pursuant to any provisions of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents shall be deemed coupled with an interest and shall be irrevocable so long as any of the Obligations remain unpaid or unsatisfied, any of the Revolving Credit Commitment remains in effect or the Credit Facility has not been terminated.

SECTION 13.14 Survival of Indemnities. Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement, the indemnities to which the Administrative Agent and the Lenders are entitled under the provisions of this Article XIII and any other provision of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall continue in full force and effect and shall protect the Administrative Agent and the Lenders against events arising after such termination as well as before.

SECTION 13.15 Titles and Captions. Titles and captions of Articles, Sections and subsections in, and the table of contents of, this Agreement are for convenience only, and neither limit nor amplify the provisions of this Agreement.

SECTION 13.16 Severability of Provisions. Any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions hereof or thereof or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction.

SECTION 13.17 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and shall be binding upon all parties, their successors and assigns, and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by facsimile or in electronic (i.e., “pdf” or “tif”) format shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.

SECTION 13.18 Integration. This Agreement, together with the other Loan Documents, comprises the complete and integrated agreement of the parties on the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersedes all prior agreements, written or oral, on such subject matter. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and those of any other Loan Document, the provisions of this Agreement shall control; provided that the inclusion of supplemental rights or remedies in favor of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in any other Loan Document shall not be deemed a conflict with this Agreement. Each Loan Document was drafted with the joint participation of the respective parties thereto and shall be construed neither against nor in favor of any party, but rather in accordance with the fair meaning thereof.

 

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SECTION 13.19 Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall remain in effect from the Closing Date through and including the date upon which all Obligations arising hereunder or under any other Loan Document (except for contingent Obligations that expressly survive the termination of this Agreement or any other Loan Document) shall have been indefeasibly and irrevocably paid and satisfied in full, all Letters of Credit have been terminated or expired (or have been Cash Collateralized) and the Revolving Credit Commitment has been terminated. No termination of this Agreement shall affect the rights and obligations of the parties hereto arising prior to such termination or in respect of any provision of this Agreement that survives such termination.

SECTION 13.20 Advice of Counsel, No Strict Construction. Each of the parties represents to each other party hereto that it has discussed this Agreement with its counsel. The parties hereto have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties hereto and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provisions of this Agreement.

SECTION 13.21 No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility. In connection with all aspects of each transaction contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Loan Document), the Borrower acknowledges and agrees, and acknowledges its Affiliates’ understanding, that: (i) (A) the arranging and other services regarding this Agreement provided by the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers, are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the Borrower and its Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers, on the other hand, (B) the Borrower has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate, and (C) the Borrower is capable of evaluating, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Loan Documents; (ii) (A) the Administrative Agent and each Arranger is and has been acting solely as a principal and, except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent or fiduciary for the Borrower or any of its Affiliates or any other Person and (B) neither the Administrative Agent nor any Arranger has any obligation to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents and (iii) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a board range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Borrower and its Affiliates, and neither the Administrative Agent nor any Arranger has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to the Borrower or its Affiliates. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Borrower hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby.

SECTION 13.22 USA Patriot Act. The Administrative Agent and each Lender hereby notifies the Borrower that pursuant to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)) (the “PATRIOT Act”), it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies the Borrower and Subsidiary Guarantors, which information includes the name and address of each Borrower and Subsidiary Guarantor and other information that will allow such Lender to identify such Borrower or Subsidiary Guarantor in accordance with the PATRIOT Act.

 

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SECTION 13.23 Inconsistencies with Other Documents; Independent Effect of Covenants.

(a) In the event there is a conflict or inconsistency between this Agreement and any other Loan Document, the terms of this Agreement shall control; provided that any provision of the Security Documents that imposes additional burdens on the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries or further restricts the rights of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries or gives the Administrative Agent or Lenders additional rights shall not be deemed to be in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement and shall be given full force and effect.

(b) The Borrower expressly acknowledges and agrees that each covenant contained in Articles VIII, IX, or X shall be given independent effect. Accordingly, the Borrower shall not engage in any transaction or other act otherwise permitted under any covenant contained in Articles VIII, IX, or X if, before or after giving effect to such transaction or act, the Borrower shall or would be in breach of any other covenant contained in Articles VIII, IX, or X.

SECTION 13.24 Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents. The words “delivery,” “execute,” “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in any Loan Document or any other document executed in connection herewith shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, the electronic matching of assignment terms and contract formations on electronic platforms approved by the Administrative Agent, or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable Law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that, notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, neither the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Lender nor any Lender is under any obligation to agree to accept electronic signatures in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Lender or such Lender pursuant to procedures approved by it; and provided further, without limiting the foregoing, upon the request of any party, any electronic signature shall be promptly followed by such manually executed counterpart.

SECTION 13.25 Amendment and Restatement; No Novation. This Agreement constitutes an amendment and restatement of the Existing Credit Agreement, effective from and after the Closing Date. The execution and delivery of this Agreement shall not constitute a novation of any indebtedness or other obligations owing to the Lenders or the Administrative Agent under the Existing Credit Agreement based on facts or events occurring or existing prior to the execution and delivery of this Agreement. On the Closing Date, the credit facilities described in the Existing Credit Agreement shall be amended, supplemented, modified and restated in their entirety by this Agreement and the facilities described herein, and all loans and other obligations of the Borrower outstanding as of such date under the Existing Credit Agreement shall be deemed to be loans and obligations outstanding under the corresponding facilities described herein, without any further action by any Person, except that the Administrative Agent shall make such transfers of funds as are necessary in order that the outstanding balance of such Loans, together with any Loans funded on the Closing Date, reflect the respective Revolving Credit Commitments of the Lenders hereunder.

SECTION 13.26 Keepwell. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor (as defined below) hereby jointly and severally, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds and other support as may be needed from time to time by each other Credit Party to honor all of its obligations under the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement and the other Loan Documents in respect of Hedging Obligations (provided, however, that each Qualified ECP Guarantor shall only be liable under this Section for the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering its obligations

 

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under this Section, or otherwise under the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement or any other Loan Document, voidable under Debtor Relief Laws and not for any greater amount). The obligations of each Qualified ECP Guarantor under this Section shall remain in full force and effect until all of the Guaranteed Obligations (as defined in the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement) and all the obligations of the Subsidiary Guarantors shall have been paid in full in cash and the Revolving Credit Commitments terminated. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor intends that this Section constitute, and this Section shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of each other Credit Party for all purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act. For purposes of this Section, “Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Hedging Obligation, each Credit Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Hedging Obligation or such other Person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another Person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

SECTION 13.27 Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions. Solely to the extent any Lender or Issuing Lender that is an EEA Financial Institution is a party to this Agreement and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any parties hereto, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any Lender or Issuing Lender that is an EEA 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 an EEA 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 an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder that may be payable to it by any Lender or Issuing Lender that is an EEA 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 EEA Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, 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 EEA Resolution Authority.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed under seal by their duly authorized officers, all as of the date and year first written above.

 

BORROWER:
CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

/s/ David M. Garfinkle

Name:   David M. Garfinkle
Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND LENDERS:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent
By:  

/s/ Kyle D Harding

Name:   Kyle D Harding
Title:   Assistant Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Swingline Lender,

Issuing Lender and a Lender

By:  

/s/ Mark A. Zirkle

Name:   Mark A. Zirkle
Title:   Senior Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


SUNTRUST BANK, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ David A. Ernst

Name:   David A. Ernst
Title:   Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By:  

/s/ Helen D. Davis

Name:   Helen D. Davis
Title:   Executive Director

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ Nicole Lacey

Name:  

Nicole Lacey

Title:  

Assistant Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


CITIZENS BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ Tyler Stephens

Name:   Tyler Stephens
Title:   Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


REGIONS BANK, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ Jason Bear

Name:   Jason Bear
Title:   Senior Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


FIFTH THIRD BANK, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ Jonathan James

Name:   Jonathan James
Title:   Managing Director

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


PINNACLE BANK, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ William H. Diehl

Name:   William H. Diehl
Title:   Senior Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


FIRST TENNESSEE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ Brian Reeves

Name:   Brian Reeves
Title:   Senior Vice President

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


SYNOVUS BANK, as a Lender
By:  

/s/ David W. Bowman

Name:   David W. Bowman
Title:   Director

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

CoreCivic, Inc.

Signature Page


EXHIBIT A-1

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF REVOLVING CREDIT NOTE

See attached.


REVOLVING CREDIT NOTE

 

$                                                           , 20    

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, CORECIVIC, INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), promises to pay to                              (the “Lender”), at the place and times provided in the Credit Agreement referred to below, the principal sum of                              DOLLARS ($                    ) or, if less, the principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans made by the Lender from time to time pursuant to that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) by and among the Borrower, the lenders who are or may become a party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

The unpaid principal amount of this Revolving Credit Note from time to time outstanding is payable as provided in the Credit Agreement and shall bear interest as provided in Section 4.1 of the Credit Agreement. All payments of principal and interest on this Revolving Credit Note shall be payable in lawful currency of the United States in immediately available funds as provided in the Credit Agreement.

This Revolving Credit Note is entitled to the benefits of, and evidences Obligations incurred under, the Credit Agreement, to which reference is made for a description of the security for this Revolving Credit Note and for a statement of the terms and conditions on which the Borrower is permitted and required to make prepayments and repayments of principal of the Obligations evidenced by this Revolving Credit Note and on which such Obligations may be declared to be immediately due and payable.

THIS REVOLVING CREDIT NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING SECTION 5-1401 AND SECTION 5-1402 OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE CONFLICTS OR CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF.

The Indebtedness evidenced by this Revolving Credit Note is senior in right of payment to all Subordinated Indebtedness referred to in the Credit Agreement.

The Borrower hereby waives all requirements as to diligence, presentment, demand of payment, protest and (except as required by the Credit Agreement) notice of any kind with respect to this Revolving Credit Note.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Revolving Credit Note under seal as of the day and year first above written.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Revolving Credit Note

Signature Page


EXHIBIT A-2

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF SWINGLINE NOTE

See attached.


SWINGLINE NOTE

 

$30,000,000                                   , 20    

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, CORECIVIC, INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), promises to pay to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (the “Lender”), at the place and times provided in the Credit Agreement referred to below, the principal sum of THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS ($30,000,000) or, if less, the principal amount of all Swingline Loans made by the Lender from time to time pursuant to that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) by and among the Borrower, the lenders who are or may become a party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

The unpaid principal amount of this Swingline Note from time to time outstanding is payable as provided in the Credit Agreement and shall bear interest as provided in Section 4.1 of the Credit Agreement. Swingline Loans refunded as Revolving Credit Loans in accordance with Section 2.2(b) of the Credit Agreement shall be payable by the Borrower as Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to the Revolving Credit Notes, and shall not be payable under this Swingline Note as Swingline Loans. All payments of principal and interest on this Swingline Note shall be payable in lawful currency of the United States in immediately available funds as provided in the Credit Agreement.

This Swingline Note is entitled to the benefits of, and evidences Obligations incurred under, the Credit Agreement, to which reference is made for a description of the security for this Swingline Note and for a statement of the terms and conditions on which the Borrower is permitted and required to make prepayments and repayments of principal of the Obligations evidenced by this Swingline Note and on which such Obligations may be declared to be immediately due and payable.

THIS SWINGLINE NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING SECTION 5-1401 AND SECTION 5-1402 OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE CONFLICTS OR CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF.

The Indebtedness evidenced by this Swingline Note is senior in right of payment to all Subordinated Indebtedness referred to in the Credit Agreement.

The Borrower hereby waives all requirements as to diligence, presentment, demand of payment, protest and (except as required by the Credit Agreement) notice of any kind with respect to this Swingline Note

.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Swingline Note under seal as of the day and year first above written.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Swingline Note

Signature Page


EXHIBIT A-3

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF INCREMENTAL TERM LOAN NOTE

See attached.


INCREMENTAL TERM LOAN NOTE

 

$                                                           , 20    

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, CORECIVIC, INC, a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), promises to pay to                                  (the “Lender”), at the place and times provided in the Credit Agreement referred to below, the principal sum of                                  DOLLARS ($                    ) or, if less, the principal amount of all Incremental Term Loans made by the Lender from time to time pursuant to that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) by and among the Borrower, the lenders who are or may become a party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

The unpaid principal amount of this Incremental Term Loan Note from time to time outstanding is payable as provided in the Credit Agreement and shall bear interest as provided in Section 4.1 of the Credit Agreement. All payments of principal and interest on this Incremental Term Loan Note shall be payable in lawful currency of the United States in immediately available funds as provided in the Credit Agreement.

This Incremental Term Loan Note is entitled to the benefits of, and evidences Obligations incurred under, the Credit Agreement, to which reference is made for a description of the security for this Incremental Term Loan Note and for a statement of the terms and conditions on which the Borrower is permitted and required to make prepayments and repayments of principal of the Obligations evidenced by this Incremental Term Loan Note and on which such Obligations may be declared to be immediately due and payable.

THIS INCREMENTAL TERM LOAN NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING SECTION 5-1401 AND SECTION 5-1402 OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE CONFLICTS OR CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF.

The Indebtedness evidenced by this Incremental Term Loan Note is senior in right of payment to all Subordinated Indebtedness referred to in the Credit Agreement.

The Borrower hereby waives all requirements as to diligence, presentment, demand of payment, protest and (except as required by the Credit Agreement) notice of any kind with respect to this Incremental Term Loan Note.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Incremental Term Loan Note under seal as of the day and year first above written.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:    

 

Name:   

 

Title:    

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Incremental Term Loan Note

Signature Page


EXHIBIT B

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF NOTICE OF BORROWING

See attached.


NOTICE OF BORROWING

Dated as of:                         

Bank of America, N.A.,

    as Administrative Agent

231 South LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Attention: Agency Management

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This irrevocable Notice of Borrowing is delivered to you pursuant to Section [2.3(a)][2.8(a)][2.10(b)]] of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become a party thereto (the “Lenders”), and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”).

1. The Borrower hereby requests that [the Lenders make Revolving Credit Loan(s)] [the Swingline Lender make a Swingline Loan] [the Incremental Term Loan Lenders make an Incremental Term Loan] to the Borrower in the aggregate principal amount of $                    . (Complete with an amount in accordance with Section 2.3(a), 2.8(a) or 2.10(b), as applicable, of the Credit Agreement.)

2. The Borrower hereby requests that such Loan(s) be made on the following Business Day:                                              . (Complete with a Business Day in accordance with Section 2.3(a) of the Credit Agreement for Revolving Credit Loans or Swingline Loans, or Section 2.8(a) or Section 2.10(b) of the Credit Agreement for an Incremental Term Loan.)

3. The Borrower hereby requests that such Loan(s) bear interest at the following interest rate, plus the Applicable Margin, as set forth below:

 

Component

of Loan1

  

Interest Rate

  

Interest Period

(LIBOR Rate

Loans only)

  

Termination Date for

Interest Period

(if applicable)

   [Base Rate or LIBOR Rate]2      

4. The aggregate principal amount of all Loans and L/C Obligations outstanding as of the date hereof (including the Loan(s) requested herein) does not exceed the maximum amount permitted to be outstanding pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement.

5. All of the conditions applicable to the Loan(s) requested herein as set forth in the Credit Agreement have been satisfied as of the date hereof and will remain satisfied to the date of such Loan(s).

 

1  Complete with the Dollar amount of that portion of the overall Loan requested that is to bear interest at the selected interest rate and/or Interest Period.
2  Complete with (i) the Base Rate or the LIBOR Rate for Revolving Credit Loans or any Incremental Term Loan (provided that the LIBOR Rate shall not be available until three (3) Business Days after notice) or (ii) the Base Rate for Swingline Loans.


6. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

[Signature Page Follows.]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Notice of Borrowing as of the day and year first written above.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Notice of Borrowing

Signature Page


EXHIBIT C

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF NOTICE OF ACCOUNT DESIGNATION

See attached.


NOTICE OF ACCOUNT DESIGNATION

Dated as of:                     

Bank of America, N.A.,

    as Administrative Agent

231 South LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Attention: Agency Management

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This Notice of Account Designation is delivered to you pursuant to Section 2.3(b) of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become a party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”).

1. The Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to disburse all Loan proceeds into the following account(s):

 

 

ABA Routing Number:         

Account Number:                  

2. This authorization shall remain in effect until revoked or until a subsequent Notice of Account Designation is provided to the Administrative Agent.

3. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

[Signature Page Follows.]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Notice of Account Designation as of the day and year first written above.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Notice of Account Designation

Signature Page


EXHIBIT D

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF NOTICE OF PREPAYMENT

See attached.


NOTICE OF PREPAYMENT

Dated as of:                         

Bank of America, N.A.,

    as Administrative Agent

231 South LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Attention: Agency Management

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This irrevocable Notice of Prepayment is delivered to you pursuant to Section [2.4(c)][2.10(d)] of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become a party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”).

1. The Borrower hereby provides notice to the Administrative Agent that it shall repay the following [Base Rate Loans] and/or [LIBOR Rate Loans]:                             . (Complete with an amount in accordance with Section 2.4 or Section 2.10 of the Credit Agreement.)

2. The Loan(s) to be prepaid consist of: [check each applicable box]

 

  Swingline Loan

 

  Revolving Credit Loans

 

  Incremental Term Loan

3. The Borrower shall repay the above-referenced Loans on the following Business Day:                         . (Complete with a date no earlier than (i) the same Business Day as of the date of this Notice of Prepayment with respect to any Swingline Loan or Base Rate Loan and (ii) three (3) Business Days subsequent to date of this Notice of Prepayment with respect to any LIBOR Rate Loan.)

4. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

[Signature Page Follows.]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Notice of Prepayment as of the day and year first written above.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:    

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Notice of Prepayment

Signature Page


EXHIBIT E

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF NOTICE OF CONVERSION/CONTINUATION

See attached.


NOTICE OF CONVERSION/CONTINUATION

Dated as of:                     

Bank of America, N.A.,

    as Administrative Agent

231 South LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Attention: Agency Management

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This irrevocable Notice of Conversion/Continuation (this “Notice”) is delivered to you pursuant to Section 4.2 of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become a party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”).

1. The Loan(s) to which this Notice relates is [a Revolving Credit Loan][an Incremental Term Loan]. (Delete as applicable.)

2. This Notice is submitted for the purpose of: (Check one and complete applicable information in accordance with the Credit Agreement.)

 

  Converting all or a portion of certain Base Rate Loans into LIBOR Rate Loans

 

  (a) The aggregate outstanding principal balance of such Loans is $                            .

 

  (b) The principal amount of such Loans to be converted is $                            .

 

  (c) The requested effective date of the conversion of such Loans is                             .

 

  (d) The requested Interest Period applicable to the converted Loans is                             .

 

  Converting all or a portion of certain LIBOR Rate Loans into Base Rate Loans

 

  (a) The aggregate outstanding principal balance of such Loans is $                            .

 

  (b) The last day of the current Interest Period for such Loans is                             .

 

  (c) The principal amount of such Loans to be converted is $                            .

 

  (d) The requested effective date of the conversion of such Loans is                             .

 

  Continuing all or a portion of certain LIBOR Rate Loans as LIBOR Rate Loans

 

  (a) The aggregate outstanding principal balance of such Loans is $                            .


  (b) The last day of the current Interest Period for such Loans is                             .

 

  (c) The principal amount of such Loans to be continued is $                            .

 

  (d) The requested effective date of the continuation of such Loans is                             .

 

  (e) The requested Interest Period applicable to the continued Loans is                             .

3. The aggregate principal amount of all Loans and L/C Obligations outstanding as of the date hereof does not exceed the maximum amount permitted to be outstanding pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement.

4. All of the conditions applicable to the conversion or continuation of Loans requested herein as set forth in the Credit Agreement have been satisfied or waived as of the date hereof and will remain satisfied or waived to the date of such conversion or continuation.

5. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

[Signature Page Follows.]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Notice of Conversion/Continuation as of the day and year first written above.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Notice of Conversion/Continuation

Signature Page


EXHIBIT F

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF OFFICER’S COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

See attached.


OFFICER’S COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

Dated as of:                         

The undersigned, on behalf of CoreCivic, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Maryland (the “Borrower”), hereby certifies to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, each as defined below, as follows:

1. This Certificate is delivered to you pursuant to Section 7.2 of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrower, the lenders who are or become party thereto, as Lenders, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

2. I have reviewed the financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries dated as of                          and for the                              period[s] then ended, and such statements fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the dates indicated and the results of their operations and cash flows for the period[s] indicated, subject to normal year-end adjustments.

3. I have reviewed the terms of the Credit Agreement and the related Loan Documents and have made, or caused to be made under my supervision, a review in reasonable detail of the transactions and the condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries during the accounting period covered by the financial statements referred to in Paragraph 2 above. Such review has not disclosed the existence during or at the end of such accounting period of any condition or event that constitutes a Default or an Event of Default, nor do I have any knowledge of the existence of any such condition or event as at the date of this Certificate [except, if such condition or event existed or exists, describe the nature and period of existence thereof and what action the Borrower has taken, is taking and proposes to take with respect thereto].

4. As of the date of this Certificate, the calculations determining the Applicable Margin are set forth on the attached Schedules 1 and 2, and the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with the financial covenants contained in and as required by Article IX of the Credit Agreement as shown on such Schedules 1 and 2.

[Signature Page Follows.]


WITNESS the following signature as of the day and year first written above.

 

CORECIVIC, INC.
By:  

 

Name:  

 

Title:  

 

CoreCivic, Inc.

Officer’s Compliance Certificate

Signature Page


Schedule 1

to

Officer’s Compliance Certificate

($ in 000’s)

For the Quarter/Year ended                      (“Statement Date”)

 

I.

    Section 9.1 – Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio.  
  A.   Consolidated Total Indebtedness at Statement Date:    $                       
  B.   Domestic Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents at Statement Date:    $                       
  C.   Consolidated EBITDA for four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on above date (“Subject Period”) (see Schedule 2):   
    1.    Consolidated Net Income for Subject Period:    $                       
    2.    Extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring charges plus any net loss realized in connection with an Asset Disposition for Subject Period:    $                       
    3.    Provision for income taxes for Subject Period:    $                       
    4.    Consolidated Interest Expense for Subject Period:    $                       
    5.    Depreciation expenses for Subject Period:    $                       
    6.    Amortization expenses (including amortization of intangibles but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior period) for Subject Period:    $                       
    7.    Other non-cash expenses (including minority interest expense but excluding any such non-cash expense to the extent that it represents an accrual of or reserve for cash expenses in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid in a prior period) for Subject Period:    $                       
    8.    Non-cash items (including gains attributable to minority interests) increasing such Consolidated Net Income for Subject Period, other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course of business:    $                       
    9.    Extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring gains to extent such gains were included in computing such Consolidated Net Income:    $                       
    10.    Pro forma adjustments for Permitted Acquisitions during Subject Period:    $                       
    11.    Pro forma adjustments for Asset Dispositions in excess of $10,000,000 during Subject Period:    $                       
    12.    Consolidated EBITDA (Lines I.C.1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 – 8 – 9+10+11):    $                       


C.

   Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio (Line I.A-I.B ÷ Line I.C.12):               to 1.00  

II.

   Section 9.2 – Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio.   
   A.    Consolidated Secured Debt at Statement Date:    $                       
   B.    Domestic Unrestricted Cash & Cash Equivalents:    $                       
   C.    Consolidated EBITDA for Subject Period (Line I.C.12 above):    $                       
   D.    Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio (Line II.A-II.B ÷ Line II.C):               to 1.00  

III.

   Section 9.3 – Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio.   
   A.    Consolidated EBITDA for Subject Period:   
      1. Base Consolidated EBITDA for Subject Period (Line I.B.12 above):    $                       
      2. Pro Forma change in Consolidated EBITDA projected by the Borrower of reasonably identifiable and factually supportable cost savings and costs expected to be realized during the four-quarter period after acquisition or similar transaction consummated in Subject Period:    $                       
      3. Consolidated EBITDA for Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (Lines III.A.1 + 2):    $                       
   B.    Consolidated Fixed Charges for Subject Period:   
      1. Consolidated Interest Expense, excluding amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount and other non-cash interest payments during Subject Period:    $                       
      2. Consolidated interest that was capitalized during Subject Period:    $                       
      3. Any interest expense on Indebtedness of another that is a Guaranty Obligation of the Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries during Subject Period:    $                       
      4. Dividend factor   
     

a.   Dividends on preferred stock, other than (1) dividend payments in Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) or (2) dividends to Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary during Subject Period:

   $                       
     

b.  Fraction, the numerator of which is one and the denominator of which is one minus the then combined federal, state, and local effective cash tax rate of the Borrower (expressed as a decimal):

  
     

c.   Dividend factor (Line III.B.4.a x Line III.B.4.b):

   $                       
      5. Regularly scheduled installments of principal payment with respect to all Consolidated Total Indebtedness during Subject Period:    $                       


      6. Pro Forma adjustments to Fixed Charges for Subject Period:    $                       
      7. Consolidated Fixed Charges (Lines III.B.1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 +/- 6)    $                       
   C.    Consolidated Fixed Coverage Ratio (Line III.A.3 ÷ Line III.B.7):               to 1.00  


Schedule 2

to

Officer’s Compliance Certificate

($ in 000’s)

For the Quarter/Year ended                      (“Statement Date”)

Consolidated EBITDA

(in accordance with the definition of Consolidated EBITDA

as set forth in the Agreement)

 

Consolidated EBITDA

  

Quarter
Ended

   Quarter
Ended
    

Quarter
Ended

  

Quarter
Ended

  

Twelve
Months
Ended

Consolidated Net Income

              

+   Extraordinary unusual or non-recurring charges plus any net loss realized in connection with an Asset Disposition

              

+   income taxes

              

+   Consolidated Interest Expense

              

+   depreciation expense

              

+   amortization expense (including amortization of intangibles but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior period)

              


Consolidated EBITDA

  

Quarter
Ended

   Quarter
Ended
    

Quarter
Ended

  

Quarter
Ended

  

Twelve
Months
Ended

+   Other non-cash expenses (including minority interest expense, but excluding any such non-cash expense to the extent that it represents an accrual of or reserve for cash expenses in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid in a prior period)

              

-   Non-cash items (including gains attributable to minority interests) increasing such Consolidated Net Income for Subject Period, other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course of business

              

-   Extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring gains to extent such gains were included in computing such Consolidated Net Income for Subject

              

+   Pro forma adjustments for Permitted Acquisitions

              

-   Pro forma adjustments for Asset Dispositions in excess of $10,000,000

              

=   Consolidated EBITDA

              


EXHIBIT G

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

See attached.


ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

This Assignment and Assumption (this “Assignment and Assumption”) is dated as of the Effective Date set forth below and is entered into by and between [the][each]1 Assignor identified in item 1 below ([the][each, an]Assignor”) and [the][each]2 Assignee identified in item 2 below ([the][each, an]Assignee”). [It is understood and agreed that the rights and obligations of [the Assignors][the Assignees]3 hereunder are several and not joint.]4 Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement identified below (the “Credit Agreement”), receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged by [the][each] Assignee. The Standard Terms and Conditions set forth in Annex 1 attached hereto are hereby agreed to and incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Assignment and Assumption as if set forth herein in full.

For an agreed consideration, [the][each] Assignor hereby irrevocably sells and assigns to [the Assignee][the respective Assignees], and [the][each] Assignee hereby irrevocably purchases and assumes from [the Assignor][the respective Assignors], subject to and in accordance with the Standard Terms and Conditions and the Credit Agreement, as of the Effective Date inserted by the Administrative Agent as contemplated below (i) all of [the Assignor’s][the respective Assignors’] rights and obligations in [its capacity as a Lender][their respective capacities as Lenders] under the Credit Agreement and any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto to the extent related to the amount and percentage interest identified below of all of such outstanding rights and obligations of [the Assignor][the respective Assignors] under the respective facilities identified below (including, without limitation, the Letters of Credit and the Swingline Loans included in such facilities 5) and (ii) to the extent permitted to be assigned under applicable law, all claims, suits, causes of action and any other right of [the Assignor (in its capacity as a Lender)][the respective Assignors (in their respective capacities as Lenders)] against any Person, whether known or unknown, arising under or in connection with the Credit Agreement, any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto or the loan transactions governed thereby or in any way based on or related to any of the foregoing, including, but not limited to, contract claims, tort claims, malpractice claims, statutory claims and all other claims at law or in equity related to the rights and obligations sold and assigned by [the][any] Assignor to [the][any] Assignee pursuant to clause (i) above (the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above being referred to herein collectively as [the][an]Assigned Interest”). Each such sale and assignment is without recourse to [the][any] Assignor and, except as expressly provided in this Assignment and Assumption, without representation or warranty by [the][any] Assignor.

 

1. Assignor[s]: ______________________________

 

2. Assignee[s]: ______________________________ [for each Assignee, indicate [Affiliate][Approved Fund] of [identify Lender]]

 

3. Borrower: CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation

 

4. Administrative Agent: Bank of America, N.A., as the administrative agent under the Credit Agreement

 

 

1  For bracketed language here and elsewhere in this form relating to the Assignor(s), if the assignment is from a single Assignor, choose the first bracketed language. If the assignment is from multiple Assignors, choose the second bracketed language.
2 For bracketed language here and elsewhere in this form relating to the Assignee(s), if the assignment is to a single Assignee, choose the first bracketed language. If the assignment is to multiple Assignees, choose the second bracketed language.
3 Select as appropriate.
4 Include bracketed language if there are either multiple Assignors or multiple Assignees.
5 Include all applicable subfacilities.


5. Credit Agreement: Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, by and among CoreCivic, Inc., the Lenders from time to time party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, an Issuing Lender, and Swingline Lender

 

6. Assigned Interest:

 

Assignor[s]6

   Assignee[s]7      Facility
Assigned8
     Aggregate
Amount of
Commitment
for all
Lenders9
     Amount of
Commitment
Assigned
     Percentage
Assigned of
Commitment10
     CUSIP
Number
 
         $      $        %     
         $      $        %     
         $      $        %     

 

[7. Trade Date: __________________] 11

Effective Date:                 , 20         [TO BE INSERTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND WHICH SHALL BE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RECORDATION OF TRANSFER IN THE REGISTER THEREFOR.]

The terms set forth in this Assignment and Assumption are hereby agreed to:

 

ASSIGNOR
[NAME OF ASSIGNOR]
By:  

 

  Title:

 

 

6  List each Assignor, as appropriate.
7  List each Assignee, as appropriate.
8  Fill in the appropriate terminology for the types of facilities under the Credit Agreement that are being assigned under this Assignment (e.g. “Revolving Credit Commitment”, etc.).
9  Amounts in this column and in the column immediately to the right to be adjusted by the counterparties to take into account any payments or prepayments made between the Trade Date and the Effective Date.
10  Set forth, to at least 9 decimals, as a percentage of the Revolving Credit Commitment/Loans of all Lenders thereunder.
11  To be completed if the Assignor and the Assignee intend that the minimum assignment amount is to be determined as of the Trade Date.


ASSIGNEE
[NAME OF ASSIGNEE]
By:    

 

Name:  
Title:  

 

[Consented to and]12 Accepted:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as

    Administrative Agent

 

By:                                                                                            
Name:

Title:

 

[Consented to:]13
CORECIVIC, INC.,

as Borrower

 

By:                                                                                            
Name:

Title:

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as

    Swingline Lender

 

By:                                                                                            
Name:

Title:

 

[NAME OF ISSUING LENDER(S)], as
    Issuing Lender
By:                                                                                            
Name:
Title:

 

12  To be added only if the consent of the Administrative Agent is required by the terms of the Credit Agreement.
13  To be added only if the consent of the Borrower and/or other parties (e.g. Swingline Lender, an Issuing Issuer) is required by the terms of the Credit Agreement.


ANNEX 1 TO ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR

ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

1. Representations and Warranties.

1.1. Assignor. [The][Each] Assignor (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of [the][the relevant] Assigned Interest, (ii) [the][such] Assigned Interest is free and clear of any lien, encumbrance or other adverse claim, (iii) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and (iv) it is [not] a Defaulting Lender; and (b) assumes no responsibility with respect to (i) any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Documents or any collateral thereunder, (iii) the financial condition of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person obligated in respect of any Loan Document or (iv) the performance or observance by the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person of any of their respective obligations under any Loan Document.

1.2. Assignee. [The][Each] Assignee (a) represents and warrants that (i) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to become a Lender under the Credit Agreement, (ii) it meets all requirements of an Eligible Assignee under the Credit Agreement (subject to receipt of such consents as may be required under the Credit Agreement), (iii) from and after the Effective Date, it shall be bound by the provisions of the Credit Agreement as a Lender thereunder and, to the extent of [the][the relevant] Assigned Interest, shall have the obligations of a Lender thereunder, (iv) it is sophisticated with respect to decisions to acquire assets of the type represented by [the][such] Assigned Interest and either it, or the Person exercising discretion in making its decision to acquire [the][such] Assigned Interest, is experienced in acquiring assets of such type, (v) it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement and has received or has been accorded the opportunity to receive copies of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 7.1 thereof, as applicable, and such other documents and information as it deems appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase [the][such] Assigned Interest, (vi) it has independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase [the][such] Assigned Interest, and (vii) if it is a Foreign Lender, attached hereto is any documentation required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, duly completed and executed by [the][such] Assignee; and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, [the][any] Assignor 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 the Loan Documents, and (ii) 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.

2. Payments. From and after the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments in respect of [the][each] Assigned Interest (including payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts) to [the][the relevant] Assignor for amounts which have accrued to but excluding the Effective Date and to [the][relevant] Assignee for amounts which have accrued from and after the Effective Date.


3. General Provisions. This Assignment and Assumption shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. This Assignment and Assumption may be executed in any number of counterparts, which together shall constitute one instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Assignment and Assumption by telecopy shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Assignment and Assumption. This Assignment and Assumption shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.


EXHIBIT H-1

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(NON-PARTNERSHIP FOREIGN LENDERS)

See attached.


U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become party thereto, as Lenders, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.11 of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record and beneficial owner of the Loan(s) (as well as any Note(s) evidencing such Loan(s)) in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) it is not a bank within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (c) it is not a ten percent (10%) shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (d) it is not a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.

The undersigned has furnished the Administrative Agent and the Borrower with a certificate of its non-U.S. Person status on IRS Form W-8BEN-E. By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (a) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and (b) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two (2) calendar years preceding such payments.

 

[NAME OF LENDER]

 

By:                                                                                            

Name:

Title:

Date:                  , 20    


EXHIBIT H-2

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(NON-PARTNERSHIP FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS)


U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become party thereto, as Lenders, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.11 of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record and beneficial owner of the participation in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) it is not a bank within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (c) it is not a ten percent (10%) shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (d) it is not a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.

The undersigned has furnished its participating Lender with a certificate of its non-U.S. Person status on IRS Form W-8BEN-E. By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (a) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform such Lender in writing and (b) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished such Lender with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two (2) calendar years preceding such payments.

 

[NAME OF PARTICIPANT]

 

By:                                                                                            

Name:

Title:

Date:                  , 20    


EXHIBIT H-3

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(FOREIGN PARTICIPANT PARTNERSHIPS)


U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become party thereto, as Lenders, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.11 of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record owner of the participation in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) its direct or indirect partners/members are the sole beneficial owners of such participation, (c) with respect such participation, neither the undersigned nor any of its direct or indirect partners/members is a bank extending credit pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its trade or business within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (d) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a ten percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (e) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.

The undersigned has furnished its participating Lender with IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by one of the following forms from each of its partners/members that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption: (a) an IRS Form W-8BEN-E or (b) an IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by an IRS Form W-8BEN-E from each of such partner’s/member’s beneficial owners that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption. By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (i) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform such Lender and (ii) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished such Lender with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two (2) calendar years preceding such payments.

 

[NAME OF PARTICIPANT]

 

By:                                                                                            

Name:

Title:

Date:                  , 20    


EXHIBIT H-4

to

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

dated as of April 17, 2018

by and among

CoreCivic, Inc.,

as Borrower,

the lenders party thereto,

as Lenders,

and

Bank of America, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

FORM OF U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(FOREIGN LENDER PARTNERSHIPS)


U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 17, 2018 (as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among CoreCivic, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are or may become party thereto, as Lenders, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.11 of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record owner of the Loan(s) (as well as any Note(s) evidencing such Loan(s)) in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) its direct or indirect partners/members are the sole beneficial owners of such Loan(s) (as well as any Note(s) evidencing such Loan(s)), (c) with respect to the extension of credit pursuant to this Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, neither the undersigned nor any of its direct or indirect partners/members is a bank extending credit pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its trade or business within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (d) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a ten percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (e) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.

The undersigned has furnished the Administrative Agent and the Borrower with IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by one of the following forms from each of its partners/members that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption: (a) an IRS Form W-8BEN-E or (b) an IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by an IRS Form W-8BEN-E from each of such partner’s/member’s beneficial owners that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption. By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (i) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and (ii) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two (2) calendar years preceding such payments.

 

[NAME OF LENDER]

 

By:                                                                                            

Name:

Title:

Date:                  , 20    


Schedule 1.1(a)

Existing Letters of Credit

(see attached)


CoreCivic, Inc.

Letters of Credit

 

LOC#

  

Issuing Bank

  

Beneficiary

  

Purpose

   Amount      Issue Date      Cash Collateral  

68122617

  

Bank of America

  

Bedivere Insurance Company

  

Workers compensation collateral

   $ 130,000        12/18/2015        None  

68128137

  

Bank of America

  

City of Youngstown

  

Contract performance

   $ 400,000        9/27/2016        None  

68124623

  

Bank of America

  

Zurich American Ins Co

  

Workers compensation collateral

   $ 100,000        3/2/2016        None  

68124690

  

Bank of America

  

National Union Fire Ins.

  

Workers compensation collateral

   $ 5,599,184        3/29/2016        None  

68123962

  

Bank of America

  

Zurich American Ins Co

  

Collateral preferred liability insurance

   $ 137,000        4/11/2016        None  

68121925

  

Bank of America

  

Williamson County, Texas

  

Contract performance

   $ 250,000        12/10/2015        None  

68138470

  

Bank of America

  

Zurich American Ins Co

  

Workers compensation collateral

   $ 200,000        3/29/2018        None  
           

 

 

       
         Grand Total Under Revolver    $ 6,816,184        
           

 

 

       


Schedule 1.1(b)

Existing Loans, Advances and Investments

All Capital Stock of CoreCivic of Kansas, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company, for as long as it shall be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary in connection with the acquisition, ownership and development of and related activities for, the to-be-constructed 1920 and 512 bed correctional facilities with administrative and support buildings to be located in Lansing, Kansas and commonly referred to as the Lansing Correctional Facility.


Schedule 1.1(c)

Book Value of Designated Assets

(see attached)


Schedule 1.1(c)

BOOK VALUE OF DESIGNATED ASSETS

 

    

City

  

State

  

Facility Name

   Fac. #      Net Book Value  

1

   Eloy    Arizona    Red Rock Correctional Center      904      $ 104,768,926  

2

   Lecanto    Florida    Citrus County Detention Facility      406      $ 10,164,549