EX-10.3 5 v423568_ex10-3.htm EXHIBIT 10.3

Exhibit 10.3

 

EXECUTION COPY

 

 

 

 

GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

Dated as of October 28, 2015

among

JUS-COM, INC.,
as Borrower,

FTE NETWORKS, INC.,
as Holdings,

and

Each Other Grantor
From Time to Time Party Hereto

and

LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC,
as Administrative Agent

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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ARTICLE I DEFINED TERMS 1
Section 1.1   Definitions 1
Section 1.2   Certain Other Terms 3
ARTICLE II GUARANTY 4
Section 2.1   Guaranty 4
Section 2.2   Limitation of Guaranty 4
Section 2.3   Contribution 4
Section 2.4   Authorization; Other Agreements 5
Section 2.5   Guaranty Absolute and Unconditional 5
Section 2.6   Waivers 6
Section 2.7   Reliance 6
ARTICLE III GRANT OF SECURITY INTEREST 7
Section 3.1   Collateral 7
Section 3.2   Grant of Security Interest in Collateral 7
ARTICLE IV REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 8
Section 4.1   Title; No Other Liens 8
Section 4.2   Perfection and Priority 8
Section 4.3   Pledged Collateral 9
Section 4.4   Intellectual Property 9
Section 4.5   Specific Collateral 9
Section 4.6   Enforcement 9
Section 4.7   Representations and Warranties of the Credit Agreement 9
ARTICLE V COVENANTS 10
Section 5.1   Maintenance of Perfected Security Interest; Further Documentation and Consents 10
Section 5.2   Changes in Locations, Name, Etc. 10
Section 5.3   Pledged Collateral 11
Section 5.4   Accounts 11
Section 5.5   Commodity Contracts 11
Section 5.6   Delivery of Instruments and Tangible Chattel Paper and Control of Investment Property, Letter-of-Credit Rights and Electronic Chattel Paper 11
Section 5.7   Intellectual Property 12
Section 5.8   Notices 13
Section 5.9   Deposit Accounts 13
ARTICLE VI REMEDIAL PROVISIONS 13
Section 6.1   Code and Other Remedies 13
Section 6.2   Accounts and Payments in Respect of General Intangibles 16
Section 6.3   Pledged Collateral 17
Section 6.4   Controlled Accounts 18
Section 6.5   Sale of Pledged Collateral 18
Section 6.6   Deficiency 18

 

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ARTICLE VII AGENT 19
Section 7.1   The Administrative Agent’s Appointment as Attorney-in-Fact 19
Section 7.2   Authorization to File Financing Statements 20
Section 7.3   Authority of the Administrative Agent 20
Section 7.4   Duty; Obligations and Liabilities 21
ARTICLE VIII MISCELLANEOUS 21
Section 8.1   Reinstatement 21
Section 8.2   Release of Collateral 21
Section 8.3   Independent Obligations 22
Section 8.4   No Waiver by Course of Conduct 22
Section 8.5   Amendments in Writing 22
Section 8.6   Additional Grantors; Additional Pledged Collateral 22
Section 8.7   Notices 23
Section 8.8   Successors and Assigns 23
Section 8.9   Counterparts 23
Section 8.10   Severability 23
Section 8.11   Governing Law 23
Section 8.12   Waiver of Jury Trial 23

 

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ANNEXES

 

Annex 1 Form of Pledge Amendment
Annex 2 Form of Joinder Agreement
Annex 3 Form of Copyright Security Agreement
Annex 4 Form of Patent Security Agreement
Annex 5 Form of Trademark Security Agreement

 

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GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT, dated as of October 28, 2015, by (1) JUS-COM, INC., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), (2) FTE NETWORKS, INC., a Nevada corporation (“Holdings”), and (3) each of the other entities listed on the signature pages hereof or that becomes a party hereto pursuant to Section 8.6 (together with the Borrower and Holdings, the “Grantors” and each, a “Grantor”), in favor of LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC (“Lateral”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns, “Administrative Agent”) for the Lenders and each other Secured Party (each as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below).

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Credit Agreement dated as of October 28, 2015 (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented and/or modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) among the Borrower, Holdings, the other Credit Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, and Lateral, as the Administrative Agent, the Lenders have severally agreed to make extensions of credit to the Borrower upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, each Grantor has agreed to guaranty the Obligations (as defined in the Credit Agreement);

 

WHEREAS, each Grantor will derive substantial direct and indirect benefits from the making of the extensions of credit under the Credit Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition precedent to the obligation of the Lenders to make their respective extensions of credit to the Borrower under the Credit Agreement that the Grantors shall have executed and delivered this Agreement to the Administrative Agent.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and to induce the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into the Credit Agreement and to induce the Lenders to make their respective extensions of credit to the Borrower thereunder, each Grantor hereby agrees with the Administrative Agent as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

 

DEFINED TERMS 

  

Section 1.1 Definitions. i) Capitalized terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Credit Agreement.

 

(b) Terms used herein (including, without limitation, in connection with the description of the Collateral in Section 3.1 hereof) without definition that are defined in the UCC have the meanings given to them in the UCC (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of the terms defined).

 

(c) The following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

Agreement” means this Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

Applicable IP Office” means the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office or any similar office or agency within or outside the United States.

 

 

 

 

Collateral” has the meaning specified in Section 3.1.

 

Control” means (i) in the case of each deposit account, “control,” as such term is provided for in Section 9-104 of the UCC, (ii) in the case of electronic chattel paper, “control,” as such term is defined in Section 9-105 of the UCC, (iii) in the case of any certificated security, uncertificated security or security entitlement, “control,” as such term is provided for in Section 8-106 of the UCC, (iv) in the case of any commodity contract, “control,” as such term is provided for in Section 9-106 of the UCC and (v) in the case of any letter-of-credit right, “control,” as such term is provided for in Section 9-107 of the UCC.

 

Controlled Account” means a deposit account or securities account subject, in each instance, to an effective Control Agreement.

 

Excluded Property” means, collectively, (i) any lease, license or other agreement or any Property subject to a purchase money security interest to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein would violate or invalidate such lease, license or agreement or purchase money arrangement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than any Grantor) after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the UCC, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the UCC notwithstanding such prohibition, and other than proceeds and receivables thereof, and (ii) any “intent to use” trademark applications filed pursuant to Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1051, prior to the accepted filing of a “Statement of Use” pursuant to Section 1(d) of the Lanham Act or an “Amendment to Allege Use” pursuant to Section 1(c) of the Lanham Act with respect thereto (but only until the filing of such statement is accepted and solely to the extent, if any, that a Lien therein (including the granting, attachment or enforcement thereof) would impair the validity or enforceability of any registration that issues from such intent-to-use application under applicable federal law); provided, however, “Excluded Property” shall not include any proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements of Excluded Property (unless such proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements would otherwise constitute Excluded Property).

 

Fraudulent Transfer Laws” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.

 

Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1.

 

Guarantor” means Holdings and each Grantor, other than the Borrower.

 

Guaranty” means the guaranty of the Guaranteed Obligations made by the Guarantors as set forth in this Agreement.

 

Material Intellectual Property” means Intellectual Property that is owned by or licensed to a Grantor and material to the conduct of any Grantor’s business.

 

Pledged Certificated Stock” means all certificated securities and any other Stock or Stock Equivalent of any Person evidenced by a certificate, instrument or other similar document (as defined in the UCC), in each case owned by any Grantor, and any distribution of property made on, in respect of or in exchange for the foregoing from time to time.

 

Pledged Collateral” means, collectively, the Pledged Stock and the Pledged Debt Instruments.

 

Pledged Debt Instruments” means all right, title and interest of any Grantor in instruments evidencing any Indebtedness owed to such Grantor or other obligations owed to such Grantor, and any distribution of property made on, in respect of or in exchange for the foregoing from time to time, issued by the obligors named therein.

 

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Pledged Investment Property” means any investment property of any Grantor, and any distribution of property made on, in respect of or in exchange for the foregoing from time to time, other than any Pledged Stock or Pledged Debt Instruments.

 

Pledged Stock” means all Pledged Certificated Stock and all Pledged Uncertificated Stock.

 

Pledged Uncertificated Stock” means any Stock or Stock Equivalent of any Person that is not Pledged Certificated Stock, including all right, title and interest of any Grantor as a limited or general partner in any partnership not constituting Pledged Certificated Stock or as a member of any limited liability company, all right, title and interest of any Grantor in, to and under any Organization Document of any partnership or limited liability company to which it is a party, and any distribution of property made on, in respect of or in exchange for the foregoing from time to time.

 

Secured Obligations” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.2.

 

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as from time to time in effect in the State of New York; provided, however, that, in the event that, by reason of mandatory provisions of any applicable Requirement of Law, any of the attachment, perfection or priority of the Administrative Agent’s or any other Secured Party’s security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code of a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, “UCC” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such attachment, perfection or priority and for purposes of the definitions related to or otherwise used in such provisions.

 

Section 1.2 Certain Other Terms.

 

(a) The meanings given to terms defined herein shall be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of such terms. References herein to an Annex, Schedule, Article, Section or clause refer to the appropriate Annex or Schedule to, or Article, Section or clause in this Agreement. Where the context requires, provisions relating to any Collateral when used in relation to a Grantor shall refer to such Grantor’s Collateral or any relevant part thereof.

 

(b) Other Interpretive Provisions.

 

(i) Defined Terms. Unless otherwise specified herein or therein, all terms defined in this Agreement shall have the defined meanings when used in any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto.

 

(ii) The Agreement. The words “hereof”, “herein”, “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement.

 

(iii) Certain Common Terms. The term “including” is not limiting and means “including without limitation.”

 

(iv) Performance; Time. Whenever any performance obligation hereunder (other than a payment obligation) shall be stated to be due or required to be satisfied on a day other than a Business Day, such performance shall be made or satisfied on the next succeeding Business Day. 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.” If any provision of this Agreement refers to any action taken or to be taken by any Person, or which such Person is prohibited from taking, such provision shall be interpreted to encompass any and all means, direct or indirect, of taking, or not taking, such action.

 

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(v) Contracts. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, references to agreements and other contractual instruments, including this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, thereto, restatements and substitutions thereof and other modifications and supplements thereto which are in effect from time to time, but only to the extent such amendments and other modifications are not prohibited by the terms of any Loan Document.

 

(vi) Laws. References to any statute or regulation are to be construed as including all statutory and regulatory provisions related thereto or consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting the statute or regulation.

 

ARTICLE II

 

GUARANTY

 

Section 2.1 Guaranty. To induce the Lenders to make the Term Loans, each Guarantor hereby, jointly and severally, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees, as primary obligor and not merely as surety, the full and punctual payment when due, whether at stated maturity or earlier, by reason of acceleration, mandatory prepayment or otherwise in accordance with any Loan Document, of all the Obligations of the Borrower whether existing on the date hereof or hereinafter incurred or created (the “Guaranteed Obligations”). This Guaranty by each Guarantor hereunder constitutes a guaranty of payment and not of collection. Each Guarantor further agrees that the Obligations may be extended or renewed, in whole or in part, without notice to or further assent from it, and that it will remain bound by its Guaranty hereunder notwithstanding any extension or renewal of any Obligations, and hereby waives any provision of applicable Requirement of Law to the contrary that may be waived by such Guarantor. Each Guarantor waives presentment to, demand of payment from and protest to the Borrower or any other Credit Party of any Obligation, and also waives notice of acceptance of its Guaranty hereunder and notice of protest for nonpayment.

 

Section 2.2 Limitation of Guaranty. Any term or provision of this Guaranty or any other Loan Document to the contrary notwithstanding, the maximum aggregate amount for which any Guarantor shall be liable hereunder shall not exceed the maximum amount for which such Guarantor can be liable without rendering this Guaranty or any other Loan Document, as it relates to such Guarantor, subject to avoidance under applicable Requirements of Law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer (including the Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act, the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act and Section 548 of title 11 of the United States Code or any applicable provisions of comparable Requirements of Law) (collectively, “Fraudulent Transfer Laws”). Any analysis of the provisions of this Guaranty for purposes of Fraudulent Transfer Laws shall take into account the right of contribution established in Section 2.3 and, for purposes of such analysis, give effect to any discharge of intercompany debt as a result of any payment made under the Guaranty.

 

Section 2.3 Contribution. To the extent that any Guarantor that is a Subsidiary of the Borrower shall be required hereunder to pay any portion of any Guaranteed Obligation exceeding the greater of (a) the amount of the value actually received by such Guarantor and its Subsidiaries from the Loans and other Obligations and (b) the amount such Guarantor would otherwise have paid if such Guarantor had paid the aggregate amount of the Guaranteed Obligations (excluding the amount thereof repaid by the Borrower and Holdings) in the same proportion as such Guarantor’s net worth on the date enforcement is sought hereunder bears to the aggregate net worth of all the Guarantors that are Subsidiaries of the Borrower on such date, then such Guarantor shall be reimbursed by such other Guarantors that are Subsidiaries of the Borrower for the amount of such excess, pro rata, based on the respective net worth of such other Guarantors on such date.

 

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Section 2.4 Authorization; Other Agreements. The Secured Parties are hereby authorized, without notice to or demand upon any Guarantor and without discharging or otherwise affecting the obligations of any Guarantor hereunder and without incurring any liability hereunder, from time to time, to do each of the following:

 

(a) (i) subject to compliance, if applicable, with Section 9.1 of the Credit Agreement, modify, amend, supplement or otherwise change, (ii) accelerate or otherwise change the time of payment or (iii) waive or otherwise consent to noncompliance with, any Guaranteed Obligation or any Loan Document;

 

(b) apply to the Guaranteed Obligations any sums by whomever paid or however realized to any Guaranteed Obligation in such order as provided in the Loan Documents;

 

(c) refund at any time any payment received by any Secured Party in respect of any Guaranteed Obligation;

 

(d) (i) sell, exchange, enforce, waive, substitute, liquidate, terminate, release, abandon, fail to perfect, subordinate, accept, substitute, surrender, exchange, affect, impair or otherwise alter or release any Collateral for any Guaranteed Obligation or any other guaranty therefor in any manner, (ii) receive, take and hold additional Collateral to secure any Guaranteed Obligation, (iii) add, release or substitute any one or more other Guarantors, makers or endorsers of any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof and (iv) otherwise deal in any manner with the Borrower or any other Guarantor, maker or endorser of any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof; and

 

(e) settle, release, compromise, collect or otherwise liquidate the Guaranteed Obligations.

 

Section 2.5 Guaranty Absolute and Unconditional. Each Guarantor hereby waives and agrees not to assert any defense, whether arising in connection with or in respect of any of the following or otherwise, and hereby agrees that its obligations under this Guaranty are irrevocable, absolute and unconditional and shall not be discharged as a result of or otherwise affected by any of the following (which may not be pleaded and evidence of which may not be introduced in any proceeding with respect to this Guaranty, in each case except as otherwise agreed in writing by the Administrative Agent):

 

(a) the invalidity or unenforceability of any obligation of the Borrower or any other Guarantor under any Loan Document or any other agreement or instrument relating thereto (including any amendment, consent or waiver thereto), or any security for, or other guaranty of, any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof, or the lack of perfection or continuing perfection or failure of priority of any security for the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof;

 

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(b) the absence of (i) any attempt to collect any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof from the Borrower or any other Guarantor or other action to enforce the same or (ii) any action to enforce any Loan Document or any Lien thereunder;

 

(c) the failure by any Person to take any steps to perfect and maintain any Lien on, or to preserve any rights with respect to, any Collateral;

 

(d) any workout, insolvency, bankruptcy proceeding, reorganization, arrangement, liquidation or dissolution by or against the Borrower, any other Guarantor or any of the Borrower’s other Subsidiaries or any procedure, agreement, order, stipulation, election, action or omission thereunder, including any discharge or disallowance of, or bar or stay against collecting, any Guaranteed Obligation (or any interest thereon) in or as a result of any such proceeding;

 

(e) any foreclosure, whether or not through judicial sale, and any other sale or other disposition of any Collateral or any election following the occurrence of an Event of Default by any Secured Party to proceed separately against any Collateral in accordance with such Secured Party’s rights under any applicable Requirement of Law; or

 

(f) any other defense, setoff, counterclaim or any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge of the Borrower, any other Guarantor or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, in each case other than the payment in full of the Guaranteed Obligations.

 

Section 2.6 Waivers. Each Guarantor hereby unconditionally and irrevocably waives and agrees not to assert any claim, defense, setoff or counterclaim based on diligence, promptness, presentment, requirements for any demand or notice hereunder including any of the following: (a) any demand for payment or performance and protest and notice of protest; (b) any notice of acceptance; (c) any presentment, demand, protest or further notice or other requirements of any kind with respect to any Guaranteed Obligation (including any accrued but unpaid interest thereon) becoming immediately due and payable; and (d) any other notice in respect of any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof, and any defense arising by reason of any disability or other defense of the Borrower or any other Guarantor. Each Guarantor further unconditionally and irrevocably agrees not to (x) enforce or otherwise exercise any right of subrogation or any right of reimbursement or contribution or similar right against the Borrower or any other Guarantor by reason of any Loan Document or any payment made thereunder or (y) assert any claim, defense, setoff or counterclaim it may have against any other Credit Party or set off any of its obligations to such other Credit Party against obligations of such Credit Party to such Guarantor. No obligation of any Guarantor hereunder shall be discharged other than by complete performance. Each Guarantor further waives any right such Guarantor may have under any applicable Requirement of Law to require any Secured Party to seek recourse first against the Borrower or any other Person, or to realize upon any Collateral for any of the Obligations, as a condition precedent to enforcing such Guarantor’s liability and obligations under this Guaranty.

 

Section 2.7 Reliance. Each Guarantor hereby assumes responsibility for keeping itself informed of the financial condition of the Borrower, each other Guarantor and any other guarantor, maker or endorser of any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof, and of all other circumstances bearing upon the risk of nonpayment of any Guaranteed Obligation or any part thereof that diligent inquiry would reveal, and each Guarantor hereby agrees that no Secured Party shall have any duty to advise any Guarantor of information known to it regarding such condition or any such circumstances. In the event any Secured Party, in its sole discretion, undertakes at any time or from time to time to provide any such information to any Guarantor, such Secured Party shall be under no obligation to (a) undertake any investigation not a part of its regular business routine, (b) disclose any information that such Secured Party, pursuant to accepted or reasonable commercial finance or banking practices, wishes to maintain confidential or (c) make any future disclosures of such information or any other information to any Guarantor.

 

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ARTICLE III

 

GRANT OF SECURITY INTEREST

  

Section 3.1 Collateral. For the purposes of this Agreement, all of the following property now owned or at any time hereafter acquired by a Grantor or in which a Grantor now has or at any time in the future may acquire any right, title or interests is collectively referred to as the “Collateral”:

 

(a) all accounts, chattel paper, deposit accounts, documents (as defined in the UCC), equipment (including, without limitation, fixtures), general intangibles, instruments, inventory, investment property, letter of credit rights and any supporting obligations related to any of the foregoing;

 

(b) the commercial tort claims described on Schedule 3.23(g) of the Credit Agreement and on any supplement thereto received by the Administrative Agent;

 

(c) all books and records pertaining to the other property described in this Section 3.1;

 

(d) all property of such Grantor held by any Secured Party, including all property of every description, in the custody of or in transit to such Secured Party for any purpose, including safekeeping, collection or pledge, for the account of such Grantor or as to which such Grantor may have any right or power, including but not limited to cash;

 

(e) all other goods (including but not limited to fixtures) and personal property of such Grantor, whether tangible or intangible and wherever located; and

 

(f) to the extent not otherwise included, all proceeds of the foregoing;

 

provided, however, notwithstanding the foregoing, no Lien or security interest is hereby granted on , and the term “Collateral” shall not include, any Excluded Property; provided, further, that if and when any property shall cease to be Excluded Property, a Lien on and security interest in such property shall be deemed granted therein and such property shall constitute Collateral. Each Grantor hereby represents and warrants that the Excluded Property, when taken as a whole, is not material to the business operations or financial condition of the Grantors, taken as a whole.

 

Section 3.2 Grant of Security Interest in Collateral. Each Grantor, as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of the Obligations (the “Secured Obligations”), hereby mortgages, pledges and hypothecates to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a Lien on and security interest in, all of its right, title and interest in, to and under the Collateral of such Grantor; provided, however, notwithstanding the foregoing, no Lien or security interest is hereby granted (i) by Holdings or (ii) on any Excluded Property.

 

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ARTICLE IV


 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

To induce the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into the Loan Documents, each Grantor hereby represents and warrants each of the following to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the other Secured Parties:

 

Section 4.1 Title; No Other Liens. Except for the Lien granted to the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Agreement and other Permitted Liens (except for those Permitted Liens not permitted to exist on any Collateral), such Grantor owns each item of the Collateral free and clear of any and all Liens or claims of others. Such Grantor (a) is the record and beneficial owner of the Collateral pledged by it hereunder constituting instruments or certificates and (b) has rights in or the power to transfer each other item of Collateral in which a Lien is granted by it hereunder, free and clear of any other Lien.

 

Section 4.2 Perfection and Priority. The security interest granted pursuant to this Agreement constitutes a valid and continuing perfected security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent in all Collateral, subject for the following Collateral, to the occurrence of the following:

 

(a) in the case of all Collateral in which a security interest may be perfected by filing, the filing of appropriate financing statements under the UCC;

 

(b) with respect to any deposit account, the execution of Control Agreements;

 

(c) in the case of all Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents for which UCC filings are insufficient, all appropriate filings having been made with the United States Copyright Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as applicable;

 

(d) in the case of letter-of-credit rights that are not supporting obligations of Collateral, the execution of a Contractual Obligation granting control to the Administrative Agent over such letter-of-credit rights;

 

(e) in the case of electronic chattel paper, the completion of all steps necessary to grant control to the Administrative Agent over such electronic chattel paper; and

 

such security interest shall be prior to all other Liens on the Collateral (except for Permitted Liens having priority over the Administrative Agent’s Lien by operation of law) upon (i) in the case of all Pledged Certificated Stock, Pledged Debt Instruments and Pledged Investment Property, the delivery thereof to the Administrative Agent of such Pledged Certificated Stock, Pledged Debt Instruments and Pledged Investment Property consisting of instruments and certificates, in each case properly endorsed for transfer to the Administrative Agent or in blank, (ii) in the case of all Pledged Investment Property not in certificated form, the execution of Control Agreements with respect to such investment property and (iii) in the case of all other instruments and tangible chattel paper that are not Pledged Certificated Stock, Pledged Debt Instruments or Pledged Investment Property, the delivery thereof to the Administrative Agent of such instruments and tangible chattel paper. Except as set forth in this Section 4.2, all actions by each Grantor necessary or desirable to protect and perfect the Lien granted hereunder on the Collateral have been duly taken.

 

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Section 4.3 Pledged Collateral.

 

(a) The Pledged Stock pledged by such Grantor hereunder (i) has been duly authorized, validly issued and is fully paid and non-assessable (other than Pledged Stock in limited liability companies and partnerships) and (ii) constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the obligor with respect thereto, enforceable in accordance with its terms.

 

(b) As of the Closing Date, all Pledged Collateral (other than Pledged Uncertificated Stock) and all Pledged Investment Property consisting of instruments and certificates have been delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 5.3(a).

 

(c) Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to exercise all of the rights of the Grantor granting the security interest in any Pledged Stock, and a transferee or assignee of such Pledged Stock shall become a holder of such Pledged Stock to the same extent as such Grantor and be entitled to participate in the management of the issuer of such Pledged Stock and, upon the transfer of the entire interest of such Grantor, such Grantor shall, by operation of law, cease to be a holder of such Pledged Stock.

 

Section 4.4 Intellectual Property. On the Closing Date, all Material Intellectual Property owned by such Grantor is valid, in full force and effect, subsisting, unexpired and enforceable, and no Material Intellectual Property has been abandoned. No breach or default of any material IP License shall be caused by any of the following, and none of the following shall limit or impair the ownership, use, validity or enforceability of, or any rights of such Grantor in, any Material Intellectual Property: (i) the consummation of the transactions contemplated by any Loan Document or (ii) any holding, decision, judgment or order rendered by any Governmental Authority. There are no pending (or, to the knowledge of such Grantor, threatened) actions, investigations, suits, proceedings, audits, claims, demands, orders or disputes challenging the ownership, use, validity, enforceability of, or such Grantor’s rights in, any Material Intellectual Property of such Grantor. To such Grantor’s knowledge, no Person has been or is infringing, misappropriating, diluting, violating or otherwise impairing any Intellectual Property of such Grantor. Such Grantor, and to such Grantor’s knowledge each other party thereto, is not in material breach or default of any material IP License.

 

Section 4.5 Specific Collateral. None of the Collateral is or is proceeds or products of farm products, as-extracted collateral, health-care-insurance receivables or timber to be cut.

 

Section 4.6 Enforcement. No Permit, notice to or filing with any Governmental Authority or any other Person or any consent from any Person is required for the exercise by the Administrative Agent of its rights (including voting rights) provided for in this Agreement or the enforcement of remedies in respect of the Collateral pursuant to this Agreement, including the transfer of any Collateral, except as may be required in connection with the disposition of any portion of the Pledged Collateral by laws affecting the offering and sale of securities generally or any approvals that may be required to be obtained from any bailees or landlords to collect the Collateral.

 

Section 4.7 Representations and Warranties of the Credit Agreement. The representations and warranties as to such Grantor and its Subsidiaries made in Article III (Representations and Warranties) of the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects.

 

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ARTICLE V

 

COVENANTS

 

Each Grantor agrees with the Administrative Agent to the following, as long as any Obligation or Term Loan Commitment remains outstanding (other than contingent indemnification Obligations to the extent no claim giving rise thereto has been asserted):

 

Section 5.1 Maintenance of Perfected Security Interest; Further Documentation and Consents.

 

(a) Generally. Such Grantor shall (i) not use or permit any Collateral to be used unlawfully or in violation of any provision of any Loan Document, any Requirement of Law or any policy of insurance covering the Collateral and (ii) not enter into any Contractual Obligation or undertaking restricting the right or ability of such Grantor or the Administrative Agent to sell, assign, convey or transfer any Collateral.

 

(b) Such Grantor shall maintain the security interest created by this Agreement as a perfected security interest having at least the priority described in Section 4.2 and shall defend such security interest and such priority against the claims and demands of all Persons.

 

(c) Such Grantor shall furnish to the Administrative Agent from time to time statements and schedules further identifying and describing the Collateral and such other documents in connection with the Collateral as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, all in reasonable detail and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(d) At any time and from time to time, upon the written request of the Administrative Agent, such Grantor shall, for the purpose of obtaining or preserving the full benefits of this Agreement and of the rights and powers herein granted, (i) promptly and duly execute and deliver, and have recorded, such further documents, including an authorization to file (or, as applicable, the filing) of any financing statement or amendment under the UCC (or other filings under similar Requirements of Law) in effect in any jurisdiction with respect to the security interest created hereby and (ii) take such further action as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, including (A) using its best efforts to secure all approvals necessary or appropriate for the assignment to or for the benefit of the Administrative Agent of any Contractual Obligation, including any IP License, held by such Grantor and to enforce the security interests granted hereunder and (B) executing and delivering any Control Agreements with respect to deposit accounts and securities accounts.

 

(e) To ensure that a Lien and security interest is granted on any of the Excluded Property set forth in clause (i) of the definition of “Excluded Property”, such Grantor shall use its reasonable best efforts to obtain any required consents from any Person with respect to any permit or license or any Contractual Obligation with such Person entered into by such Grantor that requires such consent as a condition to the creation by such Grantor of a Lien on any right, title or interest in such permit, license or Contractual Obligation or any Stock or Stock Equivalent related thereto.

 

Section 5.2 Changes in Locations, Name, Etc. Except upon ten (10) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, and delivery to the Administrative Agent of all documents reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to maintain the validity, perfection and priority of the security interests provided for herein, such Grantor shall not change its legal name or organizational identification number, if any, or corporate, limited liability company, partnership or other organizational structure to such an extent that any financing statement filed in connection with this Agreement would become misleading.

 

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Section 5.3 Pledged Collateral ii) Delivery of Pledged Collateral. Such Grantor shall (i) deliver to the Administrative Agent, in suitable form for transfer and in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (A) all Pledged Certificated Stock, (B) all Pledged Debt Instruments and (C) all certificates and instruments evidencing Pledged Investment Property and (ii) maintain all other Pledged Investment Property in a Controlled Account.

 

(b) Event of Default. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent shall have the right, at any time in its discretion and without notice to the Grantor, to (i) transfer to or to register in its name or in the name of its nominees any Pledged Collateral or any Pledged Investment Property and (ii) exchange any certificate or instrument representing or evidencing any Pledged Collateral or any Pledged Investment Property for certificates or instruments of smaller or larger denominations.

 

(c) Cash Distributions with respect to Pledged Collateral. Except as provided in Article VI and subject to the limitations set forth in the Credit Agreement, such Grantor shall be entitled to receive all cash distributions paid in respect of the Pledged Collateral.

 

(d) Voting Rights. Except as provided in Article VI, such Grantor shall be entitled to exercise all voting, consent and corporate, partnership, limited liability company and similar rights with respect to the Pledged Collateral; provided, however, that no vote shall be cast, consent given or right exercised or other action taken by such Grantor that would impair the Collateral or be inconsistent with or result in any violation of any provision of any Loan Document.

 

Section 5.4 Accounts. iii) Such Grantor shall not, other than in the Ordinary Course of Business, (i) grant any extension of the time of payment of any account, (ii) compromise or settle any account for less than the full amount thereof, (iii) release, wholly or partially, any Person liable for the payment of any account, (iv) allow any credit or discount on any account or (v) amend, supplement or modify any account in any manner that could adversely affect the value thereof.

 

(b) So long as an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall have the right to make test verifications of the Accounts in any manner and through any medium that it reasonably considers advisable, and such Grantor shall furnish all such assistance and information as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require in connection therewith. At any time and from time to time, upon the Administrative Agent’s reasonable request, such Grantor shall cause independent public accountants or others satisfactory to the Administrative Agent to furnish to the Administrative Agent reports showing reconciliations, aging and test verifications of, and trial balances for, the accounts.

 

Section 5.5 Commodity Contracts. Such Grantor shall not have any commodity contract unless subject to a Control Agreement.

 

Section 5.6 Delivery of Instruments and Tangible Chattel Paper and Control of Investment Property, Letter-of-Credit Rights and Electronic Chattel Paper. iv) If any amount in excess of $25,000 payable under or in connection with any Collateral owned by such Grantor shall be or become evidenced by an instrument or tangible chattel paper other than such instrument delivered in accordance with Section 5.3(a) and in the possession of the Administrative Agent, such Grantor shall mark all such instruments and tangible chattel paper with the following legend: “This writing and the obligations evidenced or secured hereby are subject to the security interest of Lateral Juscom Feeder LLC, as the Administrative Agent” and, at the request of the Administrative Agent, shall immediately deliver such instrument or tangible chattel paper to the Administrative Agent, duly indorsed in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

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(b) Such Grantor shall not grant Control over any investment property to any Person other than the Administrative Agent.

 

(c) If such Grantor is or becomes the beneficiary of a letter of credit that is (i) not a supporting obligation of any Collateral and (ii) in excess of $25,000, such Grantor shall promptly, and in any event within two (2) Business Days after becoming a beneficiary, notify the Administrative Agent thereof and enter into a Contractual Obligation with the Administrative Agent, the issuer of such letter of credit or any nominated person with respect to the letter-of-credit rights under such letter of credit. Such Contractual Obligation shall assign such letter-of-credit rights to the Administrative Agent and such assignment shall be sufficient to grant Control. Such Contractual Obligation shall also direct all payments thereunder to a Controlled Account. The provisions of the Contractual Obligation shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(d) If any amount in excess of $25,000 payable under or in connection with any Collateral owned by such Grantor shall be or become evidenced by electronic chattel paper, such Grantor shall take all steps necessary to grant the Administrative Agent Control and all “transferable records” as defined in each of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.

 

Section 5.7 Intellectual Property. v) Contemporaneously with any supplement to Schedule 3.23(c) of the Credit Agreement, such Grantor shall provide the Administrative Agent with the short-form intellectual property agreements and assignments as described in this Section 5.7 and any other documents that the Administrative Agent reasonably requests with respect thereto.

 

(b) Such Grantor shall (and shall cause all its licensees to) (i) (w) continue to use each Trademark included in the Material Intellectual Property in order to maintain such Trademark in full force and effect with respect to each class of goods for which such Trademark is currently used, free from any claim of abandonment for non-use, (x) maintain at least the same standards of quality of products and services offered under such Trademark as are currently maintained, (y) use such Trademark with the appropriate notice of registration and all other notices and legends required by applicable Requirements of Law, (z) not adopt or use any other Trademark that is confusingly similar or a colorable imitation of such Trademark unless the Administrative Agent shall obtain a perfected security interest in such other Trademark pursuant to this Agreement and (ii) not do any act or omit to do any act whereby (w) such Trademark (or any goodwill associated therewith) may become destroyed, invalidated, impaired or harmed in any way, (x) any Patent included in the Material Intellectual Property may become forfeited, misused, unenforceable, abandoned or dedicated to the public, (y) any portion of the Copyrights included in the Material Intellectual Property may become invalidated, otherwise impaired or fall into the public domain or (z) any Trade Secret that is Material Intellectual Property may become publicly available or otherwise unprotectable.

 

(c) Such Grantor shall notify the Administrative Agent immediately if it knows, or has reason to know, that any application or registration relating to any Material Intellectual Property may become forfeited, misused, unenforceable, abandoned or dedicated to the public, or of any adverse determination or development regarding the validity or enforceability or such Grantor’s ownership of, interest in, right to use, register, own or maintain any Material Intellectual Property (including the institution of, or any such determination or development in, any proceeding relating to the foregoing in any Applicable IP Office or court of law). Such Grantor shall take all actions that are necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to maintain and pursue each application (and to obtain the relevant registration or recordation) and to maintain each registration and recordation included in the Material Intellectual Property.

 

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(d) Such Grantor shall not knowingly do any act or omit to do any act to infringe, misappropriate, dilute, violate or otherwise impair the Intellectual Property of any other Person. In the event that any Material Intellectual Property of such Grantor is or has been infringed, misappropriated, violated, diluted or otherwise impaired by a third party, such Grantor shall take such action as it reasonably deems appropriate under the circumstances in response thereto, including promptly bringing suit and recovering all damages therefor.

 

(e) Such Grantor shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and suitable for (i) filing in the Applicable IP Office the short-form intellectual property security agreements in the form attached hereto as Annex 3, 4 or 5, as applicable, for all Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and IP Licenses of such Grantor and (ii) recording with the appropriate Internet domain name registrar, a duly executed form of assignment for all Internet Domain Names of such Grantor (together with appropriate supporting documentation as may be requested by the Administrative Agent).

 

Section 5.8 Notices. Such Grantor shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent in writing of its acquisition of any interest hereafter in property that is of a type where a security interest or lien must be or may be registered, recorded or filed under, or notice thereof given under, any federal statute or regulation.

 

Section 5.9 Deposit and Securities Accounts. Each Grantor shall deposit all proceeds from the collection of accounts or rights to payment in a Controlled Account and otherwise cause all cash and Cash Equivalents to be held in a Controlled Account, unless an Excluded Account.

 

ARTICLE VI

 

REMEDIAL PROVISIONS

 

 

Section 6.1 Code and Other Remedies.

 

(a) UCC Remedies. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent may exercise, in addition to all other rights and remedies granted to it in this Agreement and in any other instrument or agreement securing, evidencing or relating to any Secured Obligation, all rights and remedies of a secured party under the UCC or any other applicable Requirement of Law.

 

(b) Disposition of Collateral. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent may, without demand of performance or other demand, presentment, protest, advertisement or notice of any kind (except any notice required by law referred to below) to or upon any Grantor or any other Person (all and each of which demands, defenses, advertisements and notices are hereby waived), upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default (personally or through its agents or attorneys), (i) enter upon the premises where any Collateral is located, without any obligation to pay rent, through self-help, without judicial process, without first obtaining a final judgment or giving any Grantor or any other Person notice or opportunity for a hearing on the Administrative Agent’s claim or action, (ii) collect, receive, appropriate and realize upon any Collateral and (iii) sell, assign, convey, transfer, grant option or options to purchase and deliver any Collateral (enter into Contractual Obligations to do any of the foregoing), in one or more parcels at public or private sale or sales, at any exchange, broker’s board or office of any Secured Party or elsewhere upon such terms and conditions as it may deem advisable and at such prices as it may deem best, for cash or on credit or for future delivery without assumption of any credit risk. The Administrative Agent shall have the right, upon any such public sale or sales and, to the extent permitted by the UCC and other applicable Requirements of Law, upon any such private sale, to purchase the whole or any part of the Collateral so sold, free of any right or equity of redemption of any Grantor, which right or equity is hereby waived and released.

 

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(c) Management of the Collateral. Each Grantor further agrees, that, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, (i) at the Administrative Agent’s request, it shall assemble the Collateral and make it available to the Administrative Agent at places that the Administrative Agent shall reasonably select, whether at such Grantor’s premises or elsewhere, (ii) without limiting the foregoing, the Administrative Agent also has the right to require that each Grantor store and keep any Collateral pending further action by the Administrative Agent and, while any such Collateral is so stored or kept, provide such guards and maintenance services as shall be necessary to protect the same and to preserve and maintain such Collateral in good condition, (iii) until the Administrative Agent is able to sell, assign, convey or transfer any Collateral, the Administrative Agent shall have the right to hold or use such Collateral to the extent that it deems appropriate for the purpose of preserving the Collateral or its value or for any other purpose deemed appropriate by the Administrative Agent and (iv) the Administrative Agent may, if it so elects, seek the appointment of a receiver or keeper to take possession of any Collateral and to enforce any of the Administrative Agent’s remedies (for the benefit of the Secured Parties), with respect to such appointment without prior notice or hearing as to such appointment. The Administrative Agent shall not have any obligation to any Grantor to maintain or preserve the rights of any Grantor as against third parties with respect to any Collateral while such Collateral is in the possession of the Administrative Agent.

 

(d) Application of Proceeds. The Administrative Agent shall apply the cash proceeds of any action taken by it pursuant to this Section 6.1, after deducting all reasonable costs and expenses of every kind incurred in connection therewith or incidental to the care or safekeeping of any Collateral or in any way relating to the Collateral or the rights of the Administrative Agent and any other Secured Party hereunder, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements, to the payment in whole or in part of the Secured Obligations, as set forth in the Credit Agreement, and only after such application and after the payment by the Administrative Agent of any other amount required by any Requirement of Law, need Agent account for the surplus, if any, to any Grantor.

 

(e) Direct Obligation. Neither the Administrative Agent nor any other Secured Party shall be required to make any demand upon, or pursue or exhaust any right or remedy against, any Grantor, any other Credit Party or any other Person with respect to the payment of the Obligations or to pursue or exhaust any right or remedy with respect to any Collateral therefor or any direct or indirect guaranty thereof. All of the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and any other Secured Party under any Loan Document shall be cumulative, may be exercised individually or concurrently and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies provided by any Requirement of Law. To the extent it may lawfully do so, each Grantor absolutely and irrevocably waives and relinquishes the benefit and advantage of, and covenants not to assert against the Administrative Agent or any other Secured Party, any valuation, stay, appraisement, extension, redemption or similar laws and any and all rights or defenses it may have as a surety, now or hereafter existing, arising out of the exercise by them of any rights hereunder. If any notice of a proposed sale or other disposition of any Collateral shall be required by law, such notice shall be deemed reasonable and proper if given at least 10 days before such sale or other disposition.

 

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(f) Commercially Reasonable. To the extent that applicable Requirements of Law impose duties on the Administrative Agent to exercise remedies in a commercially reasonable manner, each Grantor acknowledges and agrees that it is not commercially unreasonable for the Administrative Agent to do any of the following:

 

(i) fail to incur significant costs, expenses or other Liabilities reasonably deemed as such by the Administrative Agent to prepare any Collateral for disposition or otherwise to complete raw material or work in process into finished goods or other finished products for disposition;

 

(ii) fail to obtain Permits, or other consents, for access to any Collateral to sell or for the collection or sale of any Collateral, or, if not required by other Requirements of Law, fail to obtain Permits or other consents for the collection or disposition of any Collateral;

 

(iii) fail to exercise remedies against account debtors or other Persons obligated on any Collateral or to remove Liens on any Collateral or to remove any adverse claims against any Collateral;

 

(iv) advertise dispositions of any Collateral through publications or media of general circulation, whether or not such Collateral is of a specialized nature, or to contact other Persons, whether or not in the same business as any Grantor, for expressions of interest in acquiring any such Collateral;

 

(v) exercise collection remedies against account debtors and other Persons obligated on any Collateral, directly or through the use of collection agencies or other collection specialists, hire one or more professional auctioneers to assist in the disposition of any Collateral, whether or not such Collateral is of a specialized nature, or, to the extent deemed appropriate by the Administrative Agent, obtain the services of other brokers, investment bankers, consultants and other professionals to assist Agent in the collection or disposition of any Collateral, or utilize Internet sites that provide for the auction of assets of the types included in the Collateral or that have the reasonable capacity of doing so, or that match buyers and sellers of assets to dispose of any Collateral;

 

(vi) dispose of assets in wholesale rather than retail markets;

 

(vii) disclaim disposition warranties, such as title, possession or quiet enjoyment; or

 

(viii) purchase insurance or credit enhancements to insure the Administrative Agent against risks of loss, collection or disposition of any Collateral or to provide to the Administrative Agent a guaranteed return from the collection or disposition of any Collateral.

 

Each Grantor acknowledges that the purpose of this Section 6.1 is to provide a non-exhaustive list of actions or omissions that are commercially reasonable when exercising remedies against any Collateral and that other actions or omissions by any Secured Party shall not be deemed commercially unreasonable solely on account of not being indicated in this Section 6.1. Without limitation upon the foregoing, nothing contained in this Section 6.1 shall be construed to grant any rights to any Grantor or to impose any duties on the Administrative Agent that would not have been granted or imposed by this Agreement or by applicable Requirements of Law in the absence of this Section 6.1.

 

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(g) IP Licenses. For the purpose of enabling the Administrative Agent to exercise rights and remedies under this Section 6.1 (including in order to take possession of, collect, receive, assemble, process, appropriate, remove, realize upon, sell, assign, convey, transfer or grant options to purchase any Collateral) at such time as the Administrative Agent shall be lawfully entitled to exercise such rights and remedies, each Grantor hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, (i) an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide license (exercisable without payment of royalty or other compensation to such Grantor), including in such license the right to sublicense, use and practice any Intellectual Property now owned or hereafter acquired by such Grantor and access to all media in which any of the licensed items may be recorded or stored and to all software and programs used for the compilation or printout thereof and (ii) an irrevocable license (without payment of rent or other compensation to such Grantor) to use, operate and occupy all Real Estate owned, operated, leased, subleased or otherwise occupied by such Grantor.

 

Section 6.2 Accounts and Payments in Respect of General Intangibles. vi) In addition to, and not in substitution for, any similar requirement in the Credit Agreement, if required by the Administrative Agent at any time, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, any payment of accounts or payment in respect of general intangibles, when collected by any Grantor, shall be promptly (and, in any event, within 2 Business Days) deposited by such Grantor in the exact form received, duly indorsed by such Grantor to the Administrative Agent, in a Controlled Account, subject to withdrawal by the Administrative Agent as provided in Section 6.4. Until so turned over, such payment shall be held by such Grantor in trust for the Administrative Agent, segregated from other funds of such Grantor. Each such deposit of proceeds of accounts and payments in respect of general intangibles shall be accompanied by a report identifying in reasonable detail the nature and source of the payments included in the deposit.

 

(b) At any time, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default:

 

(i) each Grantor shall, upon the Administrative Agent’s request, deliver to the Administrative Agent all original and other documents evidencing, and relating to, the Contractual Obligations and transactions that gave rise to any account or any payment in respect of general intangibles, including all original orders, invoices and shipping receipts and notify account debtors that the accounts or general intangibles have been collaterally assigned to the Administrative Agent and that payments in respect thereof shall be made directly to the Administrative Agent;

 

(ii) the Administrative Agent may, without notice, at any time upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, limit or terminate the authority of a Grantor to collect its accounts or amounts due under general intangibles or any thereof and, in its own name or in the name of others, communicate with account debtors to verify with them to the Administrative Agent’s satisfaction the existence, amount and terms of any account or amounts due under any general intangible. In addition, the Administrative Agent may at any time enforce such Grantor’s rights against such account debtors and obligors of general intangibles; and

 

(iii) each Grantor shall take all actions, deliver all documents and provide all information necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to ensure any Internet Domain Name is registered.

 

(c) Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, each Grantor shall remain liable under each account and each payment in respect of general intangibles to observe and perform all the conditions and obligations to be observed and performed by it thereunder, all in accordance with the terms of any agreement giving rise thereto. No Secured Party shall have any obligation or liability under any agreement giving rise to an account or a payment in respect of a general intangible by reason of or arising out of any Loan Document or the receipt by any Secured Party of any payment relating thereto, nor shall any Secured Party be obligated in any manner to perform any obligation of any Grantor under or pursuant to any agreement giving rise to an account or a payment in respect of a general intangible, to make any payment, to make any inquiry as to the nature or the sufficiency of any payment received by it or as to the sufficiency of any performance by any party thereunder, to present or file any claim, to take any action to enforce any performance or to collect the payment of any amounts that may have been assigned to it or to which it may be entitled at any time or times.

 

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Section 6.3 Pledged Collateral.

 

(a) Voting Rights. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, upon notice by the Administrative Agent to the relevant Grantor or Grantors, the Administrative Agent or its nominee may exercise (A) any voting, consent, corporate and other right pertaining to the Pledged Collateral at any meeting of shareholders, partners or members, as the case may be, of the relevant issuer or issuers of Pledged Collateral or otherwise and (B) any right of conversion, exchange and subscription and any other right, privilege or option pertaining to the Pledged Collateral as if it were the absolute owner thereof (including the right to exchange at its discretion any Pledged Collateral upon the merger, amalgamation, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization or other fundamental change in the corporate or equivalent structure of any issuer of Pledged Stock, the right to deposit and deliver any Pledged Collateral with any committee, depositary, transfer agent, registrar or other designated agency upon such terms and conditions as the Administrative Agent may determine), all without liability except to account for property actually received by it; provided, however, that the Administrative Agent shall have no duty to any Grantor to exercise any such right, privilege or option and shall not be responsible for any failure to do so or delay in so doing.

 

(b) Proxies. In order to permit the Administrative Agent to exercise the voting and other consensual rights that it may be entitled to exercise pursuant hereto and to receive all dividends and other distributions that it may be entitled to receive hereunder, (i) each Grantor shall promptly execute and deliver (or cause to be executed and delivered) to the Administrative Agent all such proxies, dividend payment orders and other instruments as the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably request and (ii) without limiting the effect of clause (i) above, such Grantor hereby grants to the Administrative Agent an irrevocable proxy to vote all or any part of the Pledged Collateral and to exercise all other rights, powers, privileges and remedies to which a holder of the Pledged Collateral would be entitled (including giving or withholding written consents of shareholders, partners or members, as the case may be, calling special meetings of shareholders, partners or members, as the case may be, and voting at such meetings), which proxy shall be effective, automatically and without the necessity of any action (including any transfer of any Pledged Collateral on the record books of the issuer thereof) by any other person (including the issuer of such Pledged Collateral or any officer or agent thereof) upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default and which proxy shall only terminate upon the payment in full of the Secured Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations to the extent no claim giving rise thereto has been asserted).

 

(c) Authorization of Issuers. Each Grantor hereby expressly and irrevocably authorizes and instructs, without any further instructions from such Grantor, each issuer of any Pledged Collateral pledged hereunder by such Grantor to (i) comply with any instruction received by it from the Administrative Agent in writing that states that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and is otherwise in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and each Grantor agrees that such issuer shall be fully protected from Liabilities to such Grantor in so complying and (ii) unless otherwise expressly permitted hereby or the Credit Agreement, pay any dividend or make any other payment with respect to the Pledged Collateral directly to the Administrative Agent.

 

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Section 6.4 Controlled Accounts. If any Event of Default has occurred and is then continuing, the Administrative Agent may apply the balance from any deposit account, securities account or commodities account (or all of them) in which a Grantor has an interest, or instruct the bank, securities intermediary or commodities intermediary, as the case may be, to pay the balance maintained in any such deposit account, securities account or commodities account to or for the benefit of the Administrative Agent. Upon the occurrence of the foregoing, all proceeds of any Collateral received by any Grantor hereunder in cash or Cash Equivalents shall be held by such Grantor in trust for the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, segregated from other funds of such Grantor, and shall, promptly upon receipt by any Grantor, be turned over to the Administrative Agent in the exact form received (with any necessary endorsement). All such proceeds of Collateral and any other proceeds of any Collateral received by the Administrative Agent in cash or Cash Equivalents shall be held by the Administrative Agent in a Controlled Account. All proceeds being held by the Administrative Agent in a Controlled Account (or by such Grantor in trust for the Administrative Agent) shall continue to be held as collateral security for the Secured Obligations and shall not constitute payment thereof until applied as provided in the Credit Agreement.

 

Section 6.5 Sale of Pledged Collateral. vii) Each Grantor recognizes that the Administrative Agent may be unable to effect a public sale of any Pledged Collateral by reason of certain prohibitions contained in the Securities Act and applicable state or foreign securities laws or otherwise or may determine that a public sale is impracticable, not desirable or not commercially reasonable and, accordingly, may resort to one or more private sales thereof to a restricted group of purchasers that shall be obliged to agree, among other things, to acquire such securities for their own account for investment and not with a view to the distribution or resale thereof. Each Grantor acknowledges and agrees that any such private sale may result in prices and other terms less favorable than if such sale were a public sale and, notwithstanding such circumstances, agrees that any such private sale shall be deemed to have been made in a commercially reasonable manner. The Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to delay a sale of any Pledged Collateral for the period of time necessary to permit the issuer thereof to register such securities for public sale under the Securities Act or under applicable state securities laws even if such issuer would agree to do so.

 

(b) Each Grantor agrees to use its best efforts to do or cause to be done all such other acts as may be necessary to make such sale or sales of any portion of the Pledged Collateral pursuant to Section 6.1 and this Section 6.5 valid and binding and in compliance with all applicable Requirements of Law. Each Grantor further agrees that a breach of any covenant contained herein will cause irreparable injury to the Administrative Agent and other Secured Parties, that the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties have no adequate remedy at law in respect of such breach and, as a consequence, that each and every covenant contained herein shall be specifically enforceable against such Grantor, and such Grantor hereby waives and agrees not to assert any defense against an action for specific performance of such covenants except for a defense that no Event of Default has occurred under the Credit Agreement. Each Grantor waives any and all rights of contribution or subrogation upon the sale or disposition of all or any portion of the Pledged Collateral by the Administrative Agent.

 

Section 6.6 Deficiency. Each Grantor shall remain liable for any deficiency if the proceeds of any sale or other disposition of any Collateral are insufficient to pay the Secured Obligations and the fees and disbursements of any attorney employed by the Administrative Agent or any other Secured Party to collect such deficiency.

 

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ARTICLE VII 


AGENT

  

Section 7.1 The Administrative Agent’s Appointment as Attorney-in-Fact. viii) Each Grantor hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints the Administrative Agent and any Related Person thereof, with full power of substitution, as its true and lawful attorney-in-fact with full irrevocable power and authority in the place and stead of such Grantor and in the name of such Grantor or in its own name, for the purpose of carrying out the terms of the Loan Documents, to take any appropriate action and to execute any document or instrument that may be necessary or desirable to accomplish the purposes of the Loan Documents, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Grantor hereby gives the Administrative Agent and its Related Persons the power and right, on behalf of such Grantor, without notice to or assent by such Grantor, to do any of the following when an Event of Default has occurred and shall be continuing:

 

(i) in the name of such Grantor, in its own name or otherwise, take possession of and indorse and collect any check, draft, note, acceptance or other instrument for the payment of moneys due under any account or general intangible or with respect to any other Collateral and file any claim or take any other action or proceeding in any court of law or equity or otherwise deemed appropriate by the Administrative Agent for the purpose of collecting any such moneys due under any account or general intangible or with respect to any other Collateral whenever payable;

 

(ii) in the case of any Intellectual Property owned by or licensed to such Grantor, execute, deliver and have recorded any document that the Administrative Agent may request to evidence, effect, publicize or record the Administrative Agent’s security interest in such Intellectual Property and the goodwill and general intangibles of such Grantor relating thereto or represented thereby;

 

(iii) pay or discharge taxes and Liens levied or placed on or threatened against any Collateral, effect any repair or pay any insurance called for by the terms of the Credit Agreement (including all or any part of the premiums therefor and the costs thereof);

 

(iv) execute, in connection with any sale provided for in Section 6.1 or Section 6.5, any document to effect or otherwise necessary or appropriate in relation to evidence the sale of any Collateral; or

 

(v) (A) direct any party liable for any payment under any Collateral to make payment of any moneys due or to become due thereunder directly to the Administrative Agent or as the Administrative Agent shall direct, (B) ask or demand for, and collect and receive payment of and receipt for, any moneys, claims and other amounts due or to become due at any time in respect of or arising out of any Collateral, (C) sign and indorse any invoice, freight or express bill, bill of lading, storage or warehouse receipt, draft against debtors, assignment, verification, notice and other document in connection with any Collateral, (D) commence and prosecute any suit, action or proceeding at law or in equity in any court of competent jurisdiction to collect any Collateral and to enforce any other right in respect of any Collateral, (E) defend any actions, suits, proceedings, audits, claims, demands, orders or disputes brought against such Grantor with respect to any Collateral, (F) settle, compromise or adjust any such actions, suits, proceedings, audits, claims, demands, orders or disputes and, in connection therewith, give such discharges or releases as the Administrative Agent may deem appropriate, (G) assign any Intellectual Property owned by such Grantor or any IP Licenses of such Grantor throughout the world on such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Administrative Agent shall in its sole discretion determine, including the execution and filing of any document necessary to effectuate or record such assignment and (H) generally, sell, assign, convey, transfer or grant a Lien on, make any Contractual Obligation with respect to and otherwise deal with, any Collateral as fully and completely as though Agent were the absolute owner thereof for all purposes and do, at the Administrative Agent’s option, at any time or from time to time, all acts and things that the Administrative Agent deems necessary to protect, preserve or realize upon any Collateral and the Secured Parties’ security interests therein and to effect the intent of the Loan Documents, all as fully and effectively as such Grantor might do.

 

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(vi) If any Grantor fails to perform or comply with any Contractual Obligation contained herein, the Administrative Agent, at its option, but without any obligation so to do, may perform or comply, or otherwise cause performance or compliance, with such Contractual Obligation.

 

(b) The expenses of the Administrative Agent incurred in connection with actions undertaken as provided in this Section 7.1, together with interest thereon at a rate set forth in Section 1.3 of the Credit Agreement, from the date of payment by the Administrative Agent to the date reimbursed by the relevant Grantor, shall be payable by such Grantor to the Administrative Agent on demand.

 

(c) Each Grantor hereby ratifies all that said attorneys shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Section 7.1. All powers, authorizations and agencies contained in this Agreement are coupled with an interest and are irrevocable until this Agreement is terminated and the security interests created hereby are released.

 

Section 7.2 Authorization to File Financing Statements. Each Grantor authorizes the Administrative Agent and its Related Persons, at any time and from time to time, to file or record financing statements, amendments thereto, and other filing or recording documents or instruments with respect to any Collateral in such form and in such offices as the Administrative Agent reasonably determines appropriate to perfect, or continue or maintain perfection of, the security interests of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, and such financing statements and amendments may describe the Collateral covered thereby as “all assets of the debtor” or words of similar import. A copy of this Agreement shall be sufficient as a financing statement or other filing or recording document or instrument for filing or recording in any jurisdiction. Such Grantor also hereby ratifies its authorization for the Administrative Agent to have filed any initial financing statement or amendment thereto under the UCC (or other similar laws) in effect in any jurisdiction if filed prior to the date hereof. Each Grantor hereby (i) waives any right under the UCC or any other Requirement of Law to receive notice and/or copies of any filed or recorded financing statements, amendments thereto, continuations thereof or termination statements and (ii) releases and excuses each Secured Party from any obligation under the UCC or any other Requirement of Law to provide notice or a copy of any such filed or recorded documents.

 

Section 7.3 Authority of the Administrative Agent. Each Grantor acknowledges that the rights and responsibilities of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement with respect to any action taken by the Administrative Agent or the exercise or non-exercise by the Administrative Agent of any option, voting right, request, judgment or other right or remedy provided for herein or resulting or arising out of this Agreement shall, as between the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, be governed by the Credit Agreement and by such other agreements with respect thereto as may exist from time to time among them, but, as between the Administrative Agent and any Grantor, the Administrative Agent shall be conclusively presumed to be acting as the Administrative Agent for the Secured Parties with full and valid authority so to act or refrain from acting, and no Grantor shall be under any obligation or entitlement to make any inquiry respecting such authority.

 

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Section 7.4 Duty; Obligations and Liabilities.

 

(a) Duty of the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent’s sole duty with respect to the custody, safekeeping and physical preservation of the Collateral in its possession shall be to deal with it in the same manner as the Administrative Agent deals with similar property for its own account. The powers conferred on the Administrative Agent hereunder are solely to protect the Administrative Agent’s interest in the Collateral and shall not impose any duty upon the Administrative Agent to exercise any such powers. The Administrative Agent shall be accountable only for amounts that it receives as a result of the exercise of such powers, and neither it nor any of its Related Persons shall be responsible to any Grantor for any act or failure to act hereunder, except for their own gross negligence or willful misconduct as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. In addition, the Administrative Agent shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage to any Collateral, or for any diminution in the value thereof, by reason of the act or omission of any warehousemen, carrier, forwarding agency, consignee or other bailee if such Person has been selected by the Administrative Agent in good faith.

 

(b) Obligations and Liabilities with respect to Collateral. No Secured Party and no Related Person thereof shall be liable for failure to demand, collect or realize upon any Collateral or for any delay in doing so or shall be under any obligation to sell or otherwise dispose of any Collateral upon the request of any Grantor or any other Person or to take any other action whatsoever with regard to any Collateral. The powers conferred on the Administrative Agent hereunder shall not impose any duty upon any other Secured Party to exercise any such powers. The other Secured Parties shall be accountable only for amounts that they actually receive as a result of the exercise of such powers, and neither they nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible to any Grantor for any act or failure to act hereunder, except for their own gross negligence or willful misconduct as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

ARTICLE VIII

 


MISCELLANEOUS

  

Section 8.1 Reinstatement. Each Grantor agrees that, if any payment made by any Credit Party or other Person and applied to the Secured Obligations is at any time annulled, avoided, set aside, rescinded, invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential or otherwise required to be refunded or repaid, or the proceeds of any Collateral are required to be returned by any Secured Party to such Credit Party, its estate, trustee, receiver or any other party, including any Grantor, under any bankruptcy law, state or federal law, common law or equitable cause, then, to the extent of such payment or repayment, any Lien or other Collateral securing such liability shall be and remain in full force and effect, as fully as if such payment had never been made. If, prior to any of the foregoing, (a) any Lien or other Collateral securing such Grantor’s liability hereunder shall have been released or terminated by virtue of the foregoing or (b) any provision of the Guaranty hereunder shall have been terminated, cancelled or surrendered, such Lien, other Collateral or provision shall be reinstated in full force and effect and such prior release, termination, cancellation or surrender shall not diminish, release, discharge, impair or otherwise affect the obligations of any such Grantor in respect of any Lien or other Collateral securing such obligation or the amount of such payment.

 

Section 8.2 Release of Collateral. ix) At the time provided in Section 8.10(b)(iii) of the Credit Agreement, the Collateral shall be released from the Lien created hereby and this Agreement and all obligations (other than those expressly stated to survive such termination) of the Administrative Agent and each Grantor hereunder shall terminate, all without delivery of any instrument or performance of any act by any party, and all rights to the Collateral shall revert to the Grantors. At the request of any Grantor following any such termination, the Administrative Agent shall deliver to such Grantor any Collateral of such Grantor held by the Administrative Agent hereunder and execute and deliver to such Grantor such documents as such Grantor shall reasonably request to evidence such termination.

 

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(b) If the Administrative Agent shall be directed or permitted pursuant to Section 8.10(b) of the Credit Agreement to release any Lien or any Collateral, such Collateral shall be released from the Lien created hereby to the extent provided under, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in, such subsection. In connection therewith, the Administrative Agent, at the request of any Grantor, shall execute and deliver to such Grantor such documents as such Grantor shall reasonably request to evidence such release.

 

(c) At the time provided in Section 8.10(b) of the Credit Agreement and at the request of the Borrower, a Grantor that is a Subsidiary of the Borrower shall be released from its obligations as a Guarantor and Grantor hereunder in the event that all the Stock and Stock Equivalents of such Grantor shall be sold to any Person that is not an Affiliate of Holdings, the Borrower or the Subsidiaries of the Borrower in a transaction permitted by the Loan Documents.

 

Section 8.3 Independent Obligations. x) The obligations of each Grantor hereunder are independent of and separate from the Secured Obligations and the Guaranteed Obligations. If any Secured Obligation or Guaranteed Obligation is not paid when due, or upon any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent may, at its sole election, proceed directly and at once, without notice, against any Grantor and any Collateral to collect and recover the full amount of any Secured Obligation or Guaranteed Obligation then due, without first proceeding against any other Grantor, any other Credit Party or any other Collateral and without first joining any other Grantor or any other Credit Party in any proceeding.

 

Section 8.4 No Waiver by Course of Conduct. No Secured Party shall by any act (except by a written instrument pursuant to Section 8.5 hereof), delay, indulgence, omission or otherwise be deemed to have waived any right or remedy hereunder or to have acquiesced in any Default or Event of Default. No failure to exercise, nor any delay in exercising, on the part of any Secured Party, any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder shall preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. A waiver by any Secured Party of any right or remedy hereunder on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to any right or remedy that such Secured Party would otherwise have on any future occasion.

 

Section 8.5 Amendments in Writing. None of the terms or provisions of this Agreement may be waived, amended, supplemented or otherwise modified except in accordance with Section 9.1 of the Credit Agreement; provided, however, that annexes to this Agreement may be supplemented (but no existing provisions may be modified and no Collateral may be released) through Pledge Amendments and Joinder Agreements, in substantially the form of Annex 1 and Annex 2, respectively, in each case duly executed by the Administrative Agent and each Grantor directly affected thereby.

 

Section 8.6 Additional Grantors; Additional Pledged Collateral.

 

(a) Joinder Agreements. If, at the option of the Borrower or as required pursuant to Section 4.12 of the Credit Agreement, the Borrower shall cause any Subsidiary that is not a Grantor to become a Grantor hereunder, such Subsidiary shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a Joinder Agreement substantially in the form of Annex 2 and shall thereafter for all purposes be a party hereto and have the same rights, benefits and obligations as a Grantor party hereto on the Closing Date.

 

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(b) Pledge Amendments. To the extent any Pledged Collateral has not been delivered as of the Closing Date, such Grantor shall deliver a pledge amendment duly executed by the Grantor in substantially the form of Annex 1 (each, a “Pledge Amendment”). Such Grantor authorizes the Administrative Agent to attach each Pledge Amendment to this Agreement.

 

Section 8.7 Notices. All notices, requests and demands to or upon the Administrative Agent or any Grantor hereunder shall be effected in the manner provided for in Section 9.2 of the Credit Agreement; provided, however, that any such notice, request or demand to or upon any Grantor shall be addressed to the Borrower’s notice address set forth in such Section 9.2.

 

Section 8.8 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of each Grantor and shall inure to the benefit of each Secured Party and their successors and assigns; provided, however, that no Grantor may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent.

 

Section 8.9 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Signature pages may be detached from multiple separate counterparts and attached to a single counterpart. Delivery of an executed signature page of this Agreement by facsimile transmission or Electronic Transmission shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof.

 

Section 8.10 Severability. The illegality or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement or any instrument or agreement required hereunder shall not in any way affect or impair the legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement or any instrument or agreement required hereunder.

 

Section 8.11 Governing Law. This Agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

 

Section 8.12 Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HERETO, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WAIVE ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, SUIT, OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATING TO, THIS AGREEMENT, THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS AND ANY OTHER TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY AND THEREBY. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING WHETHER SOUNDING IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE.

 

EACH GRANTOR AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTIONS 9.18(b) AND (c) OF THE CREDIT AGREEMENT.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has caused this Guaranty and Security Agreement to be duly executed and delivered as of the date first above written.

 

  JUS-COM, INC., an Indiana corporation,
  as a Grantor
   
  By: __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  FTE NETWORKS, INC., a Nevada corporation,
  as a Guarantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  UBIQ COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, as a Grantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  FOCUS VENTURE PARTNERS, INC., a Nevada corporation, as a Grantor
   
  By: ____________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  FTE HOLDINGS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, as a Grantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  FTE PROPERTIES, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, as a Grantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
   

 

 

 

signature page to guaranty and security agreement

jus-com, inc.

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
  FOCUS FIBER SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as a Grantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  FOCUS WIRELESS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as a Grantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
  OPTOS CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as a Grantor
   
  By:  __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   

 

 

signature page to guaranty and security agreement

jus-com, inc.

 

 

 

 


ACCEPTED AND AGREED
 
as of the date first above written:  
   
LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC  
as Administrative Agent  
   
By:  Lateral Global Investors, LLC, its Manager  
   
By:  /s/ Richard de Silva  
Richard de Silva, Manager  
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

signature page to guaranty and security agreement

jus-com, inc.

 

 

 

ANNEX 1
TO
GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT1

 

FORM OF PLEDGE AMENDMENT

 

This Pledge Amendment, dated as of [●], [●], is delivered pursuant to Section 8.6 of the Guaranty and Security Agreement, dated as of October 28, 2015, by, inter alios, JUS-COM, Inc., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), the undersigned Grantor and the other Affiliates of the Borrower from time to time party thereto as Grantors in favor of LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC, as the Administrative Agent for the Secured Parties referred to therein (the “Guaranty and Security Agreement”). Capitalized terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

The undersigned hereby agrees that this Pledge Amendment may be attached to the Guaranty and Security Agreement and that the Pledged Collateral listed on Annex 1-A to this Pledge Amendment shall be and become part of the Collateral referred to in the Guaranty and Security Agreement and shall secure all Obligations of the undersigned.

 

The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that each of the representations and warranties contained in the Guaranty and Security Agreement are true and correct in all material respects as of the date hereof as if made on and as of this date.

 

  [GRANTOR],
  as a Grantor
   
  By:  _________________________
  Name: ________________________
  Title: _________________________

 

________________________

1 To be used for pledge of Additional Pledged Collateral by existing Grantor.

 

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Annex 1-A

 

PLEDGED STOCK

 

ISSUER

CLASS

CERTIFICATE NO(S).

PAR VALUE

NO. OF SHARES, UNITS OR INTERESTS

         
         
         
         
         
         

PLEDGED DEBT INSTRUMENTS

 

ISSUER

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT

CERTIFICATE NO(S).

FINAL MATURITY

PRINCIPAL AMOUNT

         
         
         
         

 

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ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED
 
as of the date first above written:  
   
LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC  
as Administrative Agent  
   
By:  Lateral Global Investors, LLC, its Manager  
   
By:  /s/ Richard de Silva  
Richard de Silva, Manager  
   
   
   
   
   

 

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ANNEX 2
TO
GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

FORM OF JOINDER AGREEMENT

 

This JOINDER AGREEMENT, dated as of [●], [●], is delivered pursuant to Section 8.6 of the Guaranty and Security Agreement, dated as of October 28, 2015, by, inter alios, JUS-COM, Inc., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), and the other Persons from time to time party thereto as Grantors in favor of LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC, as the Administrative Agent for the Secured Parties referred to therein (as such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented and/or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Guaranty and Security Agreement”). Capitalized terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

By executing and delivering this Joinder Agreement, the undersigned, as provided in Section 8.6 of the Guaranty and Security Agreement, hereby becomes a party to the Guaranty and Security Agreement as a Grantor thereunder with the same force and effect as if originally named as a Grantor therein and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of the Secured Obligations, hereby mortgages, pledges and hypothecates to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a lien on and security interest in, all of its right, title and interest in, to and under the Collateral of the undersigned and expressly assumes all obligations and liabilities of a Grantor thereunder. The undersigned hereby agrees to be bound as a Grantor for the purposes of the Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

The information set forth in Annex 1-A is hereby added to the information set forth in Schedules 3.19 and 3.24(b) – (j) of the Credit Agreement By acknowledging and agreeing to this Joinder Agreement, the undersigned hereby agree that this Joinder Agreement may be attached to the Guaranty and Security Agreement and that the Collateral listed on Annex 1-A to this Joinder Amendment shall be and become part of the Collateral referred to in the Guaranty and Security Agreement and shall secure all Secured Obligations of the undersigned.

 

The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that each of the representations and warranties contained in Article IV of the Guaranty and Security Agreement applicable to it is true and correct on and as the date hereof as if made on and as of such date.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, THE UNDERSIGNED HAS CAUSED THIS JOINDER AGREEMENT TO BE DULY EXECUTED AND DELIVERED AS OF THE DATE FIRST ABOVE WRITTEN.

 

   
  [ADDITIONAL GRANTOR]
   
   
  By: __________________
  Name: __________________
  Title:  __________________
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED
 
as of the date first above written:  
   
[EACH GRANTOR PLEDGING
ADDITIONAL COLLATERAL]
 
   
   
By: __________________  
Name: __________________  
Title:  __________________  
   
LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC  
as Administrative Agent  
   
By:  Lateral Global Investors, LLC, its Manager  
   
By:  /s/ Richard de Silva  
Richard de Silva, Manager  
   
   
   
   
   

 

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ANNEX 3
TO
GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

FORM OF COPYRIGHT SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

THIS COPYRIGHT SECURITY AGREEMENT, dated as of [●], [●], is made by [●], a [●], with its place of business located at [●] ([each a] “Grantor” [and, collectively, the “Grantors”]), in favor of LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC (“Lateral”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns, the “Administrative Agent”) for the Secured Parties (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below) and the other Secured Parties.

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Credit Agreement, dated as of October 28, 2015 (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented and/or modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among, inter alios, JUS-COM, Inc., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), the other Credit Parties and the Lenders from time to time party thereto and Lateral, as the Administrative Agent, the Lenders have severally agreed to make extensions of credit to the Borrower upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, [each] Grantor has agreed, pursuant to a Guaranty and Security Agreement of even date herewith in favor of the Administrative Agent (and such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Guaranty and Security Agreement”), to guarantee the Obligations (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of the Borrower; and

 

WHEREAS, [each] Grantor is party to the Guaranty and Security Agreement pursuant to which [such] Grantor is required to execute and deliver this Copyright Security Agreement;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and to induce the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into the Credit Agreement and to induce the Lenders and to make their respective extensions of credit to the Borrower thereunder, [each] Grantor hereby agrees with the Administrative Agent as follows:

 

Section 1. Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

Section 2. Grant of Security Interest in Copyright Collateral. [Each] Grantor, as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of the Secured Obligations of such Grantor, hereby mortgages, pledges and hypothecates to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and grants to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a Lien on and security interest in, all of its right, title and interest in, to and under the following Collateral of such Grantor (the “Copyright Collateral”):

 

(a) all of its Copyrights and all IP Licenses providing for the grant by or to such Grantor of any right under any Copyright, including, without limitation, those referred to on Schedule 1 hereto;

 

(b) all renewals, reversions and extensions of the foregoing; and

 

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(c) all income, royalties, proceeds and Liabilities at any time due or payable or asserted under and with respect to any of the foregoing, including, without limitation, all rights to sue and recover at law or in equity for any past, present and future infringement, misappropriation, dilution, violation or other impairment thereof.

 

Section 3. Guaranty and Security Agreement. The security interest granted pursuant to this Copyright Security Agreement is granted in conjunction with the security interest granted to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Guaranty and Security Agreement and each Grantor hereby acknowledges and agrees that the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent with respect to the security interest in the Copyright Collateral made and granted hereby are more fully set forth in the Guaranty and Security Agreement, the terms and provisions of which are incorporated by reference herein as if fully set forth herein.

 

Section 4. Grantor Remains Liable. [Each] Grantor hereby agrees that, anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, such Grantor shall assume full and complete responsibility for the prosecution, defense, enforcement or any other necessary or desirable actions in connection with their Copyrights and IP Licenses subject to a security interest hereunder.

 

Section 5. Counterparts. This Copyright Security Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Signature pages may be detached from multiple separate counterparts and attached to a single counterpart.

 

Section 6. Governing Law. This Copyright Security Agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Grantor has caused this Copyright Security Agreement to be executed and delivered by its duly authorized officer as of the date first set forth above.

 

  [GRANTOR],
  as Grantor
   
   
  By: ___________________________
  Name: _________________________
  Title: __________________________
   
ACCEPTED AND AGREED  
as of the date first above written:  
   
LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC  
as Administrative Agent  
   
By:  Lateral Global Investors, LLC, its Manager  
   
By:  /s/ Richard de Silva  
Richard de Silva, Manager  
   
   
   
   
   

 

[signature page to patent security agreement]

 

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SCHEDULE I
TO
COPYRIGHT SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

Copyright Registrations

 

1. REGISTERED COPYRIGHTS

 

[Include Registration Number and Date]

 

2. COPYRIGHT APPLICATIONS

 

[Include Application Number and Date]

 

3. IP LICENSES

 

[Include complete legal description of agreement (name of agreement, parties and date)]

 

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ANNEX 4
TO
GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

FORM OF PATENT SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

THIS PATENT SECURITY AGREEMENT, dated as of [●], [●], is made by [●], a [●], with its place of business located at [●] ([each a] “Grantor” [and, collectively, the “Grantors”]), in favor of LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC (“Lateral”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns, the “Administrative Agent”) for the Secured Parties (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below) and the other Secured Parties.

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Credit Agreement, dated as of October 28, 2015 (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented and/or modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among, inter alios, JUS-COM, Inc., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), the other Credit Parties, the Lenders from time to time party thereto and Lateral, as the Administrative Agent, the Lenders have severally agreed to make extensions of credit to the Borrower upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, [each] Grantor has agreed, pursuant to a Guaranty and Security Agreement October 28, 2015 in favor of the Administrative Agent (and such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Guaranty and Security Agreement”), to guarantee the Obligations (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of the Borrower; and

 

WHEREAS, [each] Grantor is party to the Guaranty and Security Agreement pursuant to which [such] Grantor is required to execute and deliver this Patent Security Agreement;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and to induce the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into the Credit Agreement and to induce the Lenders and to make their respective extensions of credit to the Borrower thereunder, [each] Grantor hereby agrees with the Administrative Agent as follows:

 

Section 1. Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

Section 2. Grant of Security Interest in Patent Collateral. [Each] Grantor, as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of the Secured Obligations of such Grantor, hereby mortgages, pledges and hypothecates to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and grants to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a Lien on and security interest in, all of its right, title and interest in, to and under the following Collateral of such Grantor (the “Patent Collateral”):

 

(a) all of its Patents and all IP Licenses providing for the grant by or to such Grantor of any right under any Patent, including, without limitation, those referred to on Schedule 1 hereto;

 

(b) all reissues, reexaminations, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, renewals and extensions of the foregoing; and

 

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(c) all income, royalties, proceeds and Liabilities at any time due or payable or asserted under and with respect to any of the foregoing, including, without limitation, all rights to sue and recover at law or in equity for any past, present and future infringement, misappropriation, dilution, violation or other impairment thereof.

 

Section 3. Guaranty and Security Agreement. The security interest granted pursuant to this Patent Security Agreement is granted in conjunction with the security interest granted to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Guaranty and Security Agreement and each Grantor hereby acknowledges and agrees that the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent with respect to the security interest in the Patent Collateral made and granted hereby are more fully set forth in the Guaranty and Security Agreement, the terms and provisions of which are incorporated by reference herein as if fully set forth herein.

 

Section 4. Grantor Remains Liable. [Each] Grantor hereby agrees that, anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, such Grantor shall assume full and complete responsibility for the prosecution, defense, enforcement or any other necessary or desirable actions in connection with their Patents and IP Licenses subject to a security interest hereunder.

 

Section 5. Counterparts. This Patent Security Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Signature pages may be detached from multiple separate counterparts and attached to a single counterpart.

 

Section 6. Governing Law. This Patent Security Agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Grantor has caused this Patent Security Agreement to be executed and delivered by its duly authorized officer as of the date first set forth above.

 

  [GRANTOR],
  as Grantor
   
   
  By: _____________________
  Name: ___________________
  Title: ____________________
   
ACCEPTED AND AGREED  
as of the date first above written:  
   
LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC  
as Administrative Agent  
   
By:  Lateral Global Investors, LLC, its Manager  
   
By:  /s/ Richard de Silva  
Richard de Silva, Manager  
   

 

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SCHEDULE I
TO
PATENT SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

Patent Registrations

 

1. REGISTERED PATENTS

 

[Include Registration Number and Date]

 

2. PATENT APPLICATIONS

 

[Include Application Number and Date]

 

3. IP LICENSES

 

[Include complete legal description of agreement (name of agreement, parties and date)]

 

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ANNEX 5
TO
GUARANTY AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

FORM OF TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

THIS TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT, dated as of [●], [●], is made by [●], a [●], with its place of business located at [●] ([each a] “Grantor” [and, collectively, the “Grantors”]), in favor of LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC (“Lateral”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns, the “Agent”) for the Secured Parties (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below) and the other Secured Parties.

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Credit Agreement, dated as of October 28, 2015 (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented and/or modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among, inter alios, JUS-COM, Inc., an Indiana corporation (the “Borrower”), the other Credit Parties, the Lenders from time to time party thereto and Lateral, as the Administrative Agent, the Lenders have severally agreed to make extensions of credit to the Borrower upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, [each] Grantor has agreed, pursuant to a Guaranty and Security Agreement dated as of October 28, 2015 in favor of the Administrative Agent (and such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Guaranty and Security Agreement”), to guarantee the Obligations (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of the Borrower; and

 

WHEREAS, [each] Grantor is party to the Guaranty and Security Agreement pursuant to which [such] Grantor is required to execute and deliver this Trademark Security Agreement;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and to induce the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into the Credit Agreement and to induce the Lenders to make their respective extensions of credit to the Borrower thereunder, [each] Grantor hereby agrees with the Administrative Agent as follows:

 

Section 1. Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.

 

Section 2. Grant of Security Interest in Trademark Collateral. Each Grantor, as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of the Secured Obligations of such Grantor, hereby mortgages, pledges and hypothecates to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and grants to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a Lien on and security interest in, all of its right, title and interest in, to and under the following Collateral of such Grantor (the “Trademark Collateral”):

 

(a) all of its Trademarks and all IP Licenses providing for the grant by or to such Grantor of any right under any Trademark, including, without limitation, those referred to on Schedule 1 hereto;

 

(b) all renewals and extensions of the foregoing;

 

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(c) all goodwill of the business connected with the use of, and symbolized by, each such Trademark; and

 

(d) all income, royalties, proceeds and Liabilities at any time due or payable or asserted under and with respect to any of the foregoing, including, without limitation, all rights to sue and recover at law or in equity for any past, present and future infringement, misappropriation, dilution, violation or other impairment thereof.

 

Section 3. Guaranty and Security Agreement. The security interest granted pursuant to this Trademark Security Agreement is granted in conjunction with the security interest granted to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Guaranty and Security Agreement and each Grantor hereby acknowledges and agrees that the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent with respect to the security interest in the Trademark Collateral made and granted hereby are more fully set forth in the Guaranty and Security Agreement, the terms and provisions of which are incorporated by reference herein as if fully set forth herein.

 

Section 4. Grantor Remains Liable. [Each] Grantor hereby agrees that, anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, such Grantor shall assume full and complete responsibility for the prosecution, defense, enforcement or any other necessary or desirable actions in connection with their Trademarks and IP Licenses subject to a security interest hereunder.

 

Section 5. Counterparts. This Trademark Security Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Signature pages may be detached from multiple separate counterparts and attached to a single counterpart.

 

Section 6. Governing Law. This Trademark Security Agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Grantor has caused this Trademark Security Agreement to be executed and delivered by its duly authorized officer as of the date first set forth above.

 

  [GRANTOR],
  as Grantor
   
   
  By: ________________
  Name: ______________
  Title: _______________
   
ACCEPTED AND AGREED  
as of the date first above written:  
   
LATERAL JUSCOM FEEDER LLC  
as Administrative Agent  
   
By:  Lateral Global Investors, LLC, its Manager  
   
By:  /s/ Richard de Silva  
Richard de Silva, Manager  
   
   
   
   
   

[signature page to trademark security agreement] 

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SCHEDULE I
TO
TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

Trademark Registrations

 

1. REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

 

[Include Registration Number and Date]

 

2. TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS

 

[Include Application Number and Date]

 

3. IP LICENSES

 

[Include complete legal description of agreement (name of agreement, parties and date)]

 

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