EX-10.2 3 pol-ex102_secondamendedand.htm EXHIBIT 10.2 Exhibit

 




SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED
CREDIT AGREEMENT
by and among
POLYONE CORPORATION
as US Borrower
POLYONE CANADA INC.
as Canadian Borrower

THE OTHER BORROWERS PARTY HERETO
THE LENDERS THAT ARE SIGNATORIES HERETO
as Lenders

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC
as Administrative Agent

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. and
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as Syndication Agents
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and
KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as Documentation Agents

and
WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC and
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners

Dated as of February 24, 2017
 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION
1

 
1.1.
Definitions
1

 
1.2.
Accounting Terms
1

 
1.3.
Code
2

 
1.4.
Construction
2

 
1.5.
Time References
3

 
1.6.
Schedules and Exhibits
3

 
1.7.
Effect of Amendment and Restatement; No Novation
3

 
 
 
 
2.
LOANS AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
4

 
2.1.
Revolving Loans
4

 
2.2.
Borrowing Procedures and Settlements
7

 
2.3.
Payments; Reductions of Commitments; Prepayments
15

 
2.4.
Interest Rates: Rates, Payments, and Calculations
22

 
2.5.
Crediting Payments
24

 
2.6.
Designated Account
24

 
2.7.
Maintenance of Loan Account; Statements of Obligations
25

 
2.8.
Fees
25

 
2.9.
Letters of Credit
26

 
2.10.
LIBOR Option
32

 
2.11.
Capital Requirements
35

 
2.12.
Increase in US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit
36

 
2.13.
Defaulting Lenders
39

 
2.14.
Joint and Several Liability of US Borrowers
43

 
2.15.
BA Rate Option
46

 
 
 
 
3.
CONDITIONS; TERM OF AGREEMENT
49

 
3.1.
Conditions Precedent to the Initial Extension of Credit
49

 
3.2.
Conditions Precedent to all Extensions of Credit
49

 
3.3.
Maturity
50

 
3.4.
Effect of Maturity
50

 
3.5.
Early Termination by Borrowers
50

 
 
 
 
4.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
50

 
4.1.
Due Organization and Qualification; Subsidiaries
51

 
4.2.
Due Authorization; No Conflict
51

 
4.3.
Governmental Authorization; Other Consents
52

 
4.4.
Binding Obligations; Perfected Liens
52

 
4.5.
Title to Assets; No Encumbrances
52

 
4.6.
Jurisdiction of Organization; Location of Chief Executive Office; Organizational Identification Number
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4.7.
Litigation
53

 
4.8.
Compliance with Laws
53

 
4.9.
Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect
54

 
4.10.
Solvency
54

 
4.11.
Employee Benefits
54

 
4.12.
Environmental Condition
55

 
4.13.
Reserved
56

 
4.14.
Reserved
56

 
4.15.
Reserved
56

 
4.16.
Complete Disclosure
56

 
4.17.
Reserved
57

 
4.18.
Patriot Act; Anti-Corruption Laws
57

 
4.19.
Reserved
57

 
4.20.
Taxes
57

 
4.21.
Margin Stock
58

 
4.22.
Investment Company Act
58

 
4.23.
OFAC
58

 
4.24.
Employee and Labor Matters
58

 
4.25.
Eligible Life Insurance Policies
59

 
4.26.
Eligible Accounts
59

 
4.27.
Eligible Inventory
59

 
4.28.
Locations of Inventory and Equipment
59

 
4.29.
Inventory Records
59

 
4.30.
No Default
59

 
4.31.
Insurance
60

 
4.32.
Common Enterprise
60

 
 
 
 
5.
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
60

 
5.1.
Financial Statements, Reports, Certificates
60

 
5.2.
Collateral Reporting
61

 
5.3.
Existence
61

 
5.4.
Maintenance of Properties
62

 
5.5.
Taxes
62

 
5.6.
Insurance
62

 
5.7.
Inspection, Field Examinations, and Appraisals
64

 
5.8.
Compliance with Laws
65

 
5.9.
Environmental
65

 
5.10.
Reserved
66

 
5.11.
Further Assurances
66

 
5.12.
Reserved
68

 
5.13.
Location of Inventory and Equipment
68

 
5.14.
Applications under Insolvency Statutes
68

 
5.15.
Preparation of Environmental Reports
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6.
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
69

 
6.1.
Indebtedness
69

 
6.2.
Liens
69

 
6.3.
Restrictions on Fundamental Changes
69

 
6.4.
Disposal of Assets
70

 
6.5.
Nature of Business
70

 
6.6.
Certain Payments of Debt and Amendments
70

 
6.7.
Burdensome Agreements
73

 
6.8.
Restricted Payments
74

 
6.9.
Accounting Methods
76

 
6.10.
Investments
76

 
6.11.
Transactions with Affiliates
76

 
6.12.
Use of Proceeds
77

 
6.13.
Specified Canadian Pension Plans
77

 
6.14.
Designation of Senior Debt
77

 
6.15.
Current Notes
77

 
6.16.
Eligible Life Insurance Policies
78

 
 
 
 
7.
FINANCIAL COVENANT
78

 
7.1.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio
78

 
 
 
 
8.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
79

 
8.1.
Non-Payment
79

 
8.2.
Specific Covenants
79

 
8.3.
Other Defaults
79

 
8.4.
Representations and Warranties
79

 
8.5.
Cross-Default
80

 
8.6.
Insolvency Proceedings, Etc
80

 
8.7.
Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment
80

 
8.8.
Judgments
80

 
8.9.
ERISA
81

 
8.10.
Invalidity of Loan Documents
81

 
8.11.
Change of Control
81

 
8.12.
Collateral Documents
81

 
8.13.
Forfeiture of Collateral
82

 
 
 
 
9.
RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
82

 
9.1.
Rights and Remedies
82

 
9.2.
Remedies Cumulative
83

 
9.3.
Appointment of a Receiver
84

 
9.4.
Collection Allocation Mechanism
84

 
 
 
 

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10.
WAIVERS; INDEMNIFICATION
86

 
10.1.
Demand; Protest; etc
86

 
10.2.
The Lender Group's Liability for Collateral
86

 
10.3.
Indemnification
86

 
 
 
 
11.
NOTICES
87

 
 
 
12.
CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE; JURY TRIAL WAIVER
88

 
 
 
13.
ASSIGNMENTS AND PARTICIPATIONS; SUCCESSORS
89

 
13.1.
Assignments and Participations
89

 
13.2.
Successors
93

 
 
 
 
14.
AMENDMENTS; WAIVERS
93

 
14.1.
Amendments and Waivers
93

 
14.2.
Replacement of Certain Lenders
96

 
14.3.
No Waivers; Cumulative Remedies
97

 
 
 
 
15.
AGENT; THE LENDER GROUP
97

 
15.1.
Appointment and Authorization of Agent
97

 
15.2.
Delegation of Duties
98

 
15.3.
Liability of Agent
98

 
15.4.
Reliance by Agent
99

 
15.5.
Notice of Default or Event of Default
99

 
15.6.
Credit Decision
99

 
15.7.
Costs and Expenses; Indemnification
100

 
15.8.
Agent in Individual Capacity
101

 
15.9.
Successor Agent
101

 
15.10.
Lender in Individual Capacity
102

 
15.11.
Collateral Matters
102

 
15.12.
Restrictions on Actions by Lenders; Sharing of Payments
104

 
15.13.
Agency for Perfection
105

 
15.14.
Payments by Agent to the Lenders
105

 
15.15.
Concerning the Collateral and Related Loan Documents
106

 
15.16.
Field Examination Reports; Confidentiality; Disclaimers by Lenders; Other Reports and Information
106

 
15.17.
Agent May File Proofs of Claim
107

 
15.18.
Several Obligations; No Liability
108

 
15.19.
Appointment for the Province of Quebec
108

 
15.20.
Authorization
109

 
15.21.
Release of Life Insurance Policies
110

 
 
 
 
16.
WITHHOLDING TAXES
110

 
16.1.
No Setoff; Payments
110


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16.2.
Exemptions
111

 
16.3.
Reductions
114

 
16.4.
Refunds
115

 
 
 
 
17.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
115

 
17.1.
Effectiveness
115

 
17.2.
Section Headings
115

 
17.3.
Interpretation
115

 
17.4.
Severability of Provisions
115

 
17.5.
Bank Product Providers
115

 
17.6.
Debtor-Creditor Relationship
116

 
17.7.
Counterparts; Electronic Execution
116

 
17.8.
Revival and Reinstatement of Obligations
117

 
17.9.
Confidentiality
117

 
17.10.
Lender Group Expenses
118

 
17.11.
Survival
119

 
17.12.
Patriot Act
119

 
17.13.
Integration
119

 
17.14.
Administrative Borrower as Agent for Borrowers
119

 
17.15.
Currency Indemnity
120

 
17.16.
Anti-Money Laundering Legislation
121

 
17.17.
Quebec Interpretation
122

 
17.18.
English Language Only
122

 
17.19.
Hedging Liability
122

 
17.20.
Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions
123


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EXHIBITS AND SCHEDULES

Exhibit A-1
Form of Assignment and Acceptance
Exhibit B-1
Form of US Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit B-2
Form of Bank Product Provider Agreement
Exhibit B-3
Form of Canadian Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit C-1
Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit L-1
Form of LIBOR Notice
Exhibit L-2
Form of BA Rate Notice
Schedule A-1
Agent's Account
Schedule A-2
Agent's Canadian Account
Schedule A-3
Authorized Persons
Schedule C-1
Commitments
Schedule C-2
Remediation Properties
Schedule D-1
Designated Account
Schedule E-1
Existing Letters of Credit
Schedule E-2
Life Insurance Policies
Schedule I-1
Immaterial Subsidiaries
Schedule P-1
Permitted Dispositions
Schedule P-2
Permitted Indebtedness
Schedule P-3
Permitted Investments
Schedule P-4
Permitted Liens
Schedule 1.1
Definitions
Schedule 3.1
Conditions Precedent
Schedule 4.1
Capitalization of Borrowers and Borrowers' Subsidiaries
Schedule 4.5(c)
Real Property
Schedule 4.5(d)
Leases
Schedule 4.6(a)
States of Organization
Schedule 4.6(b)
Chief Executive Offices
Schedule 4.6(c)
Organizational Identification Numbers
Schedule 4.11
Benefit Plans
Schedule 4.12
Environmental Matters
Schedule 4.28(a)
Third Party Locations
Schedule 4.28(b)
Locations of Inventory and Equipment
Schedule 5.1
Financial Statements, Reports, Certificates
Schedule 5.2
Collateral Reporting
Schedule 6.7
Certain Contractual Restrictions


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SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED
CREDIT AGREEMENT
THIS SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), is entered into as of February 24, 2017, by and among the lenders identified on the signature pages hereof (each of such lenders, together with their respective successors and permitted assigns, are referred to hereinafter as a "Lender", as that term is hereinafter further defined), Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity, "Agent"), PolyOne Corporation, an Ohio corporation ("Parent"), and the subsidiaries of Parent organized under the laws of a jurisdiction in the United States party hereto as borrowers (together with Parent, and certain other subsidiaries of Parent organized under the laws of a jurisdiction in the United States that are or may become party hereto after the date hereof, each individually a "US Borrower" and collectively, "US Borrowers" as hereinafter further defined), PolyOne Canada Inc., a federally incorporated Canadian corporation ("PolyOne Canada", and together with certain other subsidiaries of Parent organized under the laws of a jurisdiction in Canada that are or may become party hereto after the date hereof, each individually a "Canadian Borrower" and collectively, "Canadian Borrowers" as hereinafter further defined and, together with US Borrowers, each individually a "Borrower" and collectively, "Borrowers"), Bank of America, N.A. and U.S. Bank National Association, each as Syndication Agents, KeyBank National Association and PNC Bank, National Association, each as Documentation Agents, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC and Bank of America, N.A., in their respective capacities as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners.
The parties agree as follows:
1.
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION.
1.1.    Definitions. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement shall have the meanings specified therefor on Schedule 1.1.
1.2.    Accounting Terms. Any accounting term used in this Agreement shall have, unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the meaning customarily given in accordance with GAAP, and all financial computations hereunder shall be computed unless otherwise specifically provided herein, in accordance with GAAP as consistently applied and using the same method for inventory valuation as used in the preparation of the financial statements of Parent most recently received by Agent prior to the date hereof; provided, that, in the event of any change in GAAP after the date hereof that affects the covenants in Section 7 hereof, Administrative Borrower may by notice to Agent, or Agent may, and at the request of Required Lenders shall, by notice to Administrative Borrower request that Agent and Administrative Borrower negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided, that, until so amended, (a) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and

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(b) Administrative Borrower shall provide to Agent and Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP. No consent or amendment fee shall be required to be paid to any Lender in connection with an amendment contemplated by this Section 1.2. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in GAAP or any interpretations or other pronouncements by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or otherwise, the term "unqualified opinion" as used herein to refer to opinions or reports provided by accountants shall mean an opinion or report that is unqualified and also does not include any explanation, supplemental comment or other comment concerning the ability of the applicable person to continue as a going concern or the scope of the audit. When used herein, the term "financial statements" shall include the notes and schedules thereto. Whenever the term "Parent" or "Borrowers" is used in respect of a financial covenant or a related definition, it shall be understood to mean Parent or Borrowers and their Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, unless the context clearly requires otherwise. For purposes of calculations pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, GAAP will be deemed to treat operating leases in a manner consistent with the current treatment under GAAP as in effect on the Effective Date, notwithstanding any modification or interpretive changes thereto that may occur hereafter.
1.3.    Code. Any terms used in this Agreement that are defined in the Code shall be construed and defined as set forth in the Code unless otherwise defined herein and any terms used in this Agreement that are defined in the PPSA and relating to Collateral consisting of assets of the Canadian Loan Parties shall be construed and defined as set forth in the PPSA unless otherwise defined herein; provided, that, to the extent that the Code is used to define any term herein and such term is defined differently in different Articles of the Code, the definition of such term contained in Article 9 of the Code shall govern.
1.4.    Construction. Unless the context of this Agreement or any other Loan Document clearly requires otherwise, references to the plural include the singular, references to the singular include the plural, the terms "includes" and "including" are not limiting, and the term "or" has, except where otherwise indicated, the inclusive meaning represented by the phrase "and/or." The words "hereof," "herein," "hereby," "hereunder," and similar terms in this Agreement or any other Loan Document refer to this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the case may be, as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the case may be. Section, subsection, clause, schedule, and exhibit references herein are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified. Any reference in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document to any agreement, instrument, or document shall include all alterations, amendments, changes, extensions, modifications, renewals, replacements, substitutions, joinders, and supplements, thereto and thereof, as applicable (subject to any restrictions on such alterations, amendments, changes, extensions, modifications, renewals, replacements, substitutions, joinders, and supplements set forth herein). The words "asset" and "property" shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties. Any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person's successors

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and assigns. Any reference herein to "province" or like terms shall be construed to include "territory" and like terms. Any requirement of a writing contained herein or in any other Loan Document shall be satisfied by the transmission of a Record. An Event of Default shall exist or continue or be continuing until such Event of Default is waived in accordance with Section 14.1 or is cured if such Event of Default is capable of being cured. Any reference herein or in any other Loan Document to the satisfaction, repayment, or payment in full of the Obligations shall mean (a) the repayment in full in cash or immediately available funds of all of the Obligations (including the payment of any Lender Group Expenses that have accrued regardless of whether demand has been made therefor), excluding in any case the Obligations described in the following clause (b) of this Section 1.4, and (b) in the case of (i) contingent reimbursement obligations with respect to Letters of Credit, the receipt by Agent of the Letter of Credit Collateralization, (ii) Bank Products other than Hedge Obligations, the receipt by Agent of the Bank Product Collateralization, (iii) checks or other payments provisionally credited to the Obligations and for which Agent or any Lender has not received final payment, the receipt by Agent of cash collateral to secure such amounts (unless Agent shall have received a satisfactory indemnity with respect thereto from another financial institution), (iv) Hedge Obligations, the receipt by Agent of cash collateral to secure such amounts (or, at the option of Agent or the Hedge Provider with respect to such Hedge Agreements, the termination of the applicable Hedge Agreement and the payment in full in cash of the Obligations due and payable in connection with such termination), and (v) other contingent Obligations for which a claim or demand for payment has been made at such time to Agent or any Lender for which Agent or such Lender is entitled to indemnification by any Loan Party, the receipt by Agent of cash collateral to secure such amounts. Unless the context of this Agreement or any other Loan Document clearly requires otherwise or Agent otherwise determines, amounts expressed in US Dollars at any time when used with respect to Foreign Subsidiaries or similar matters shall be deemed to mean the US Dollar Equivalent of such amounts at such time.
1.5.    Time References. Unless otherwise indicated herein, all references to time of day refer to Eastern Standard Time or Eastern daylight saving time, as in effect in New York City on such day. For purposes of the computation of a period of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word "from" means "from and including" and the words "to" and "until" each means "to and including"; provided, that, with respect to a computation of fees or interest payable to Agent or any Lender, such period shall include the first day, but not the last day of it so long as payment thereof is received prior to the time specified in Section 2.5, but in any event shall consist of at least one full day.
1.6.    Schedules and Exhibits. All of the schedules and exhibits attached to this Agreement shall be deemed incorporated herein by reference.
1.7.    Effect of Amendment and Restatement; No Novation. Upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, the Existing Credit Agreement shall be amended and restated in its entirety by this Agreement. The Existing Obligations shall continue in full force and effect, and the effectiveness of this Agreement shall not constitute a novation or

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repayment of the Existing Obligations. Such Existing Obligations, together with any and all additional Obligations incurred by any Borrower under this Agreement or under any of the other Loan Documents, shall continue to be secured by, among other things, the applicable portions of the Collateral, whether now existing or hereafter acquired and wheresoever located, all as more specifically set forth in the Loan Documents. Each Borrower hereby reaffirms its obligations, liabilities, grants of security interests, pledges and the validity of all covenants by it contained in any and all Loan Documents, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified by this Agreement and by the other Loan Documents delivered prior to the Effective Date. Any and all references in any Loan Documents to the Existing Credit Agreement shall be deemed to be amended to refer to this Agreement.

2.
LOANS AND TERMS OF PAYMENT.
2.1.    Revolving Loans.
(a)    Immediately prior to giving effect to this Agreement, the outstanding principal balance of the US Revolving Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) is $33,800,000. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and during the term of this Agreement, each US Lender agrees (severally, not jointly or jointly and severally) to make revolving loans ("US Revolving Loans") to US Borrowers which in the aggregate any time outstanding shall not exceed the lesser of:
(i)    such US Lender's Commitment, or
(ii)    such US Lender's Pro Rata Share of an amount equal to the lesser of:
(A)    the amount equal to (1) the US Maximum Credit less (2) the sum of the US Letter of Credit Usage at such time, plus the principal amount of US Swing Loans outstanding at such time, and
(B)    the amount equal to (1) the US Borrowing Base at such time less (2) the sum of the US Letter of Credit Usage at such time, plus the principal amount of US Swing Loans outstanding at such time.
Each US Revolving Loan shall be a US Dollar Denominated Loan, and shall be either a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR Rate Loan.
(b)    Immediately prior to giving effect to this Agreement, the outstanding principal balance of the Canadian Revolving Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) is $0. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and during the term of this Agreement, each Canadian Lender with a Canadian Commitment agrees (severally, not jointly or jointly and severally) to make revolving loans ("Canadian Revolving Loans") to Canadian Borrowers which in the aggregate any time outstanding shall not exceed the lesser of:
(i)    such Canadian Lender's Canadian Commitment, or
(ii)    such Canadian Lender's Pro Rata Share of an amount equal to the lesser of:
(A)    the amount equal to (1) the Canadian Maximum Credit less (2) the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage at such time, plus the principal amount of Canadian Swing Loans outstanding at such time, and
(B)    the amount equal to (1) the Canadian Borrowing Base at such time less (2) the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage at such time, plus the principal amount of Canadian Swing Loans outstanding at such time.
Each Canadian Revolving Loan shall be either a US Dollar Denominated Loan (which shall be either a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR Rate Loan) or a Canadian Dollar Denominated Loan (which shall be either a Base Rate Loan or a BA Rate Loan).
(c)    Anything to the contrary in this Section 2.1 or otherwise notwithstanding, neither (i) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Protective Advances and Overadvances) plus the Letter of Credit Usage outstanding at any time, nor (ii) the Maximum Credit shall exceed the Term Loan Debt Limit. Agent may at any time and from time to time require that an Authorized Person execute and deliver to Agent a certificate, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, representing that each of (x) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Protective Advances and Overadvances) plus the Letter of Credit Usage outstanding at such time (and after giving effect to any of the foregoing that have been requested) and (y) the Maximum Credit, in each case, does not and will not exceed the Term Loan Debt Limit, together with calculations in reasonable detail evidencing such compliance.
(d)    Amounts borrowed pursuant to this Section 2.1 may be repaid and, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, reborrowed at any time during the term of this Agreement. The outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans, together with interest accrued thereon, shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date or, if earlier, on the date on which they are declared due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
(e)    Anything to the contrary in this Section 2.1 notwithstanding, Agent shall have the right (but not the obligation), in its Permitted Discretion, to establish, increase, reduce, eliminate, or otherwise adjust reserves (without duplication) from time to time against the US Borrowing Base or the Canadian Borrowing Base in such amounts, and with respect to such matters, as Agent in its Permitted Discretion shall deem necessary, including (i) reserves in an amount equal to the Bank Product Reserve Amount, (ii) [reserved], (iii) reserves in an amount equal to the Series G Guarantee Reserve Amount, (iv) reserves in the amount of any Restricted Payment under Section 6.8(h) that has been declared but has not yet been paid, but only if Excess Availability is less than $100,000,000 at any time during the period commencing with the declaration of such Restricted Payment and ending with the payment thereof, and (v) reserves with respect to (A) sums that Parent or its Subsidiaries are required to pay under this Agreement or any other Loan Document (such as taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, or, in the case of leased assets, rents or other amounts payable under such leases) and has failed to pay when due, and (B) amounts owing by Parent or its Subsidiaries to any Person to the extent secured by a Lien on, or trust or deemed trust over, any of the Revolving Loan Priority Collateral (other than a Permitted Lien under clause (m) of the definition of such term), which Lien, trust or deemed trust, in the Permitted Discretion of Agent likely would be pari passu with, or have a priority superior to, Agent's Liens (such as Priority Payables or Liens or trusts in favor of landlords, warehousemen, carriers, mechanics, materialmen, laborers, or suppliers, or Liens or trusts for ad valorem, excise, sales, or other taxes or other amounts that may be pari passu or given priority under applicable law) in and to such item of the Revolving Loan Priority Collateral. To the extent that an event, condition or matter as to any Eligible Accounts or Eligible Inventory is addressed pursuant to the treatment thereof within the applicable definition of such terms, Agent shall not also establish a reserve to address the same event, condition or matter. The amount of any reserve established by Agent shall have a reasonable relationship to the event, condition or other matter which is the basis for such reserve as determined by Agent in its Permitted Discretion and to the extent that such reserve is in respect of amounts that may be payable to third parties Agent may, at its option (without duplication), deduct such reserve from the US Maximum Credit or the Canadian Maximum Credit in the event that the US Borrowing Base or Canadian Borrowing Base exceeds the applicable amount. Agent will provide notice to Administrative Borrower three (3) Business Days' prior to the establishment of any new categories of reserves after the date hereof or any change in the methodology for the calculation of an existing reserve after the date hereof, except that such notice shall not be required (i) at any time there is a Cash Dominion Event or, if in the good faith determination of Agent, it is necessary to act sooner to preserve or protect the Collateral or its value or the rights of Agent therein or to otherwise address any event, condition or circumstance that, in the good faith judgment of the Agent, is reasonably likely to cause a diminution in the value of the Collateral or to threaten the ability to realize upon any portion of the Collateral or (ii) if after giving effect to any such new category of reserves or change in methodology there would be an Overadvance. Upon receipt of such notice, Administrative Borrower may take such action as may be required so that the event, condition, or matter that is the basis for the reserve no longer exists. At any time that the event, condition or circumstance that is the basis for the reserve ceases to exist or is otherwise addressed to the satisfaction of Agent, then the applicable reserve will be terminated.
(f)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, reserves may be established to reflect any of the following: (i) Inventory shrinkage, (ii) markdowns and cost variances (pursuant to discrepancies between the purchase order price of Inventory and the actual cost thereof), (iii) returns, discounts, claims, credits and allowances of any nature that are not paid pursuant to the reduction of Accounts, (iv) any rental payments, service charges or other amounts due or to become due to owners or lessors of Real Property to the extent Inventory or Records are located in or on such property or in the possession or control of such parties or such Records are needed to monitor or otherwise deal with the Collateral (other than for locations where Agent has received a Collateral Access Agreement executed and delivered by the owner and lessor of such Real Property that Agent has acknowledged in writing is in form and substance satisfactory to Agent), provided, that, the reserves established pursuant to this clause (iv) as to leased locations shall not exceed at any time the aggregate of amounts payable for the next three (3) months to the lessors of such locations, except that such limitation on the amount of the reserves shall not apply at any time that an Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing, or at any time there is any event of default under the lease by Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent with respect to such location or a notice thereof has been sent or received by or on behalf of any Loan Party, (v) any rental payments, service charges or other amounts due or to become due to lessors of personal property, (vi) an increase in the number of days of the turnover of Inventory or a change in the mix of the Inventory that results in an overall decrease in the value thereof or a deterioration in its nature or quality (but only to the extent not addressed by the lending formulas in a manner satisfactory to Agent), (vii) variances between the perpetual Inventory records of Borrowers and the results of the test counts of Inventory conducted by Agent with respect thereto in excess of the percentage reasonably acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion, (viii) dilution with respect to Accounts (based on the ratio of the aggregate amount of non-cash reductions in Accounts for any period to the aggregate dollar amount of the sales of such Borrower for such period) as calculated by Agent for any period (with such calculations to be based on the results of the most recently received Acceptable Field Exam by Agent or, in between such Acceptable Field Exams, in Agent's sole discretion, on the monthly Account roll-forward report delivered to Agent pursuant to Section 5.2) is greater than three percent (3%); provided, that reductions with respect to the advance rates as a result of the foregoing shall not apply unless and until dilution is greater than three percent (3%) by a full percentage point (and, thereafter, by additional full percentage points), at which point the advance rate may be reduced in equal full percentage point increments, (ix) in the event that at any time the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Protective Advances and Overadvances) plus the Letter of Credit Usage outstanding are within ten percent (10%) of the Term Loan Debt Limit, amounts sufficient to maintain up to a ten percent (10%) cushion between the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Protective Advances and Overadvances) plus the Letter of Credit Usage and the Term Loan Debt Limit. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this clause (f), any change to the amount of any reserves described above shall be based on changes in the event, condition or circumstance that is basis for such reserves after the date hereof.
2.2.    Borrowing Procedures and Settlements.
(a)    Requests for Revolving Borrowing. To request a Revolving Loan or Swing Loan, the applicable Borrower (or Administrative Borrower on behalf of such Borrower) shall notify Agent of such request by telephone (a) in the case of a LIBOR Rate Loan or a BA Rate Loan, not later than 1:00 p.m., three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed LIBOR Rate Loan or a BA Rate Loan or (b) in the case of a Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Loan), not later than 1:00 p.m. on the same Business Day as the date of the proposed Base Rate Loan to be made in US Dollars and not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day before the date of the proposed Base Rate Loan to be made in Canadian Dollars. Each such telephonic request shall be irrevocable and to the extent required by Agent, shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or facsimile to Agent of a written request in a form approved by Agent and signed by or on behalf of Borrowers. Each such telephonic and written request shall specify the following information:
(i)    the Borrower requesting such Revolving Loan or Swing Loan;
(ii)    whether such Loan is a Revolving Loan or Swing Loan;
(iii)    the aggregate amount of such Revolving Loan or Swing Loan;
(iv)    the date of such Revolving Loan or Swing Loan, which shall be a Business Day;
(v)    whether such Revolving Loan or Swing Loan is to be a Base Rate Loan, a BA Rate Loan or a LIBOR Rate Loan;
(vi)    in the case of a LIBOR Rate Loan or a BA Rate Loan, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term "Interest Period"; and
(vii)    in the case of each Canadian Revolving Loan, whether such Canadian Revolving Loan is to be a US Dollar Denominated Loan or a Canadian Dollar Denominated Loan.
If no election as to whether a Revolving Loan is to be a BA Rate Loan or LIBOR Rate Loan is specified in the applicable request, then the requested Revolving Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any request for a LIBOR Rate Loan or a BA Rate Loan, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month's duration. Promptly following receipt of a request for a Revolving Loan in accordance with this Section, Agent shall advise each applicable Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender's Revolving Loan to be made as part of the request. All Loans and Letters of Credit under this Agreement shall be conclusively presumed to have been made to, and at the request of and for the benefit of, any Borrower or Guarantor when deposited to the credit of any Borrower or Guarantor or otherwise disbursed or established in accordance with the instructions of any Borrower or Guarantor or in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
(b)    Making of Swing Loans.
(i)    Making of US Swing Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Swing Lender agrees that it will make a US Revolving Loan (any such US Revolving Loan made solely by Swing Lender pursuant to this Section 2.2 (b)(i) being referred to as a "US Swing Loan") to US Borrowers from time to time in amounts requested by any US Borrower (or Administrative Borrower on behalf of US Borrowers) up to the aggregate amount outstanding equal to the US Swing Loan Limit, provided, that, after giving effect to any such US Swing Loan, the aggregate principal amount of the US Revolving Loans, US Swing Loans and US Letter of Credit Usage outstanding at any time shall not exceed the lesser of the US Borrowing Base at such time or US Maximum Credit at such time. Each US Swing Loan shall be deemed to be a US Revolving Loan hereunder and shall be subject to all the terms and conditions (including Section 3) applicable to other US Revolving Loans, except that all payments on any Swing Loan shall be payable to Swing Lender solely for its own account. Subject to the provisions of Section 2.3(d)(ii), Swing Lender shall not make and shall not be obligated to make any US Swing Loan if Swing Lender has actual knowledge that (A) one or more of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.1 or 3.2 will not be satisfied on the requested Funding Date for the applicable Borrowing, or (B) the requested Borrowing would exceed the Availability on such Funding Date. Swing Lender shall not otherwise be required to determine whether the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.1 or 3.2 have been satisfied on the Funding Date applicable thereto prior to making any US Swing Loan. The US Swing Loans shall be secured by Agent's Liens, constitute US Revolving Loans and US Obligations hereunder, and bear interest at the rate applicable from time to time to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. Upon the making of a US Swing Loan, without further action by any party hereto, each US Lender shall be deemed to have irrevocably and unconditionally purchased and received from Swing Line Lender, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation to the extent of such Lender's Pro Rata Share in such US Swing Loan. To the extent that there is no Settlement in accordance with Section 2.3(c) hereof, the applicable Swing Line Lender may at any time, require the applicable US Lenders to fund their participations. From and after the date, if any, on which any US Lender has funded its participation in any US Swing Loan, Agent shall promptly distribute to such US Lender, not less than weekly, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of all payments of principal and interest received by Agent in respect of such US Swing Loan.
(ii)    Making of Canadian Swing Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Swing Lender agrees that it will make a Canadian Revolving Loan (any such Canadian Revolving Loan made solely by Swing Lender pursuant to this Section 2.2(b)(ii) being referred to as a "Canadian Swing Loan") to Canadian Borrowers from time to time in amounts requested by any Canadian Borrower (or Administrative Borrower on behalf of Canadian Borrowers) up to the aggregate amount outstanding equal to the Canadian Swing Loan Limit, provided, that, after giving effect to any such Canadian Swing Loan, the aggregate principal amount of the Canadian Revolving Loans, Canadian Swing Loans and Canadian Letter of Credit Usage outstanding at any time shall not exceed the lesser of the Canadian Borrowing Base at such time or Canadian Maximum Credit at such time. Each Canadian Swing Loan shall be deemed to be a Canadian Revolving Loan hereunder and shall be subject to all the terms and conditions (including Section 3) applicable to other Canadian Revolving Loans, except that all payments on any Swing Loan shall be payable to Swing Lender solely for its own account. Subject to the provisions of Section 2.2(d)(ii), Swing Lender shall not make and shall not be obligated to make any Canadian Swing Loan if Swing Lender has actual knowledge that (A) one or more of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.1 or 3.2 will not be satisfied on the requested Funding Date for the applicable Borrowing, or (B) the requested Borrowing would exceed the Availability on such Funding Date. Swing Lender shall not otherwise be required to determine whether the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.1 or 3.2 have been satisfied on the Funding Date applicable thereto prior to making any Canadian Swing Loan. The Canadian Swing Loans shall be secured by Agent's Liens, constitute Canadian Revolving Loans and Canadian Obligations hereunder, and bear interest at the rate applicable from time to time to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. Upon the making of a Canadian Swing Loan, without further action by any party hereto, each Canadian Lender shall be deemed to have irrevocably and unconditionally purchased and received from Swing Line Lender, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation to the extent of such Lender's Pro Rata Share in such Canadian Swing Loan. To the extent that there is no Settlement in accordance with Section 2.2(c) hereof, the applicable Swing Line Lender may at any time, require the applicable Canadian Lenders to fund their participations. From and after the date, if any, on which any Canadian Lender has funded its participation in any Canadian Swing Loan, Agent shall promptly distribute to such Canadian Lender, not less than weekly, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of all payments of principal and interest received by Agent in respect of such Canadian Swing Loan.
(c)    Making of Revolving Loans.
(i)    Promptly after receipt of a request for a Borrowing of a Revolving Loan pursuant to Section 2.3(a), Agent shall notify the applicable Lenders by telecopy, telephone, or other similar form of transmission, of the requested Borrowing. Each applicable Lender shall make the amount of such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the requested Borrowing available to Agent in immediately available funds, to Agent's Account or Agent's Canadian Account, as applicable, not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Funding Date applicable thereto. After Agent's receipt of the proceeds of such Revolving Loans from the applicable Lenders, Agent shall make the proceeds thereof available to Borrowers on the applicable Funding Date by transferring immediately available funds equal to such proceeds received by Agent to the Designated Account; provided, that, subject to the provisions of Section 2.2(d)(ii), Agent shall not request any Lender to make any Revolving Loan if it has knowledge that, and no Lender shall have the obligation to make, any Revolving Loan if (A) one or more of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.1 or 3.2 will not be satisfied on the requested Funding Date for the applicable Borrowing unless such condition has been waived, or (B) the requested Borrowing would exceed the Availability on such Funding Date.
(ii)    Unless Agent receives notice from a Lender prior to 9:00 a.m. on the date of a Borrowing, that such Lender will not make available as and when required hereunder to Agent for the account of Borrowers the amount of that Lender's Pro Rata Share of the Borrowing, Agent may assume that each Lender has made or will make such amount available to Agent in immediately available funds on the Funding Date and Agent may (but shall not be so required), in reliance upon such assumption, make available to Borrowers on such date a corresponding amount. If any Lender shall not have made its full amount available to Agent in immediately available funds and if Agent in such circumstances has made available to Borrowers such amount, such Lender shall on the Business Day following such Funding Date make such amount available to Agent, together with interest at the Defaulting Lender Rate for each day during such period. A notice submitted by Agent to any Lender with respect to amounts owing under this Section 2.2(c)(ii) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error. If such amount is so made available, such payment to Agent shall constitute such Lender's Revolving Loan on the date of Borrowing for all purposes of this Agreement. If such amount is not made available to Agent on the Business Day following the Funding Date, Agent will notify Borrowers of such failure to fund and, upon demand by Agent, Borrowers shall pay such amount to Agent for Agent's account, together with interest thereon for each day elapsed since the date of such Borrowing, at a rate per annum equal to the interest rate applicable at the time to the Revolving Loans composing such Borrowing.
(d)    Protective Advances and Optional Overadvances.
(i)    Any contrary provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document notwithstanding, but subject to Section 2.2(d)(iv), Agent hereby is authorized by Borrowers and the Lenders, from time to time in Agent's sole discretion, to make Revolving Loans to, or for the benefit of, Borrowers on behalf of the Lenders that Agent, in its Permitted Discretion deems necessary (A) to preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, or (B) to enhance the likelihood of repayment of the Obligations (other than the Bank Product Obligations) (any of the Revolving Loans described in this Section 2.3(d)(i) shall be referred to as "Protective Advances"), at any time (1) after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or an Event of Default, or (2) that any of the other applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 are not satisfied. So long as no Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing, Agent shall use reasonable efforts to notify Administrative Borrower of the existence of any Protective Advances on or about the date when made.
(ii)    Any contrary provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document notwithstanding, but subject to Section 2.2(d)(iv), the Lenders hereby authorize Agent or Swing Lender, as applicable, and either Agent or Swing Lender, as applicable, may, but is not obligated to, knowingly and intentionally, continue to make Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans) to Borrowers notwithstanding that an Overadvance exists or would be created thereby. In any event: (A) if any such Overadvance remains outstanding for more than thirty (30) days, unless otherwise agreed to by the Required Lenders, Borrowers shall immediately repay Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, if applicable) in an amount sufficient to eliminate all such Overadvances, provided, that, in the event that the Overadvance arises as a result of the establishment of a new category of reserves or the change in the methodology of the calculation of an existing reserve, or as a result of the making of a Loan other than at the request of a Borrower (or Administrative Borrower on behalf of any Borrower), whether a Protective Advance or by charging the Loan Account, Borrowers shall not be required to repay such Overadvance until ten (10) days after notice thereof by Agent to Administrative Borrower and (B) after the date all such Overadvances have been eliminated, there must be at least five (5) consecutive days without the existence of any such Overadvances before intentional Overadvances are made. The foregoing provisions relating to making Overadvances are meant for the benefit of the Lenders and Agent and are not meant for the benefit of Borrowers, which shall continue to be bound by the provisions of Section 2.3. Each Lender with a US Commitment shall be obligated to settle with Agent (or Swing Lender, as applicable) as provided in Section 2.2(e) (or Section 2.13, as applicable) for the amount of such Lender's Pro Rata Share of any unintentional Overadvances by Agent (or Swing Lender) to US Borrowers reported to such Lender, any intentional Overadvances to US Borrowers made as permitted under this Section 2.2(d)(ii), and any Overadvances to US Borrowers resulting from the charging to the US Loan Account of interest, fees, or Lender Group Expenses to the extent permitted by Section 2.4(c). Each Lender with a Canadian Commitment shall be obligated to settle with Agent (or Swing Lender, as applicable) as provided in Section 2.2(e) (or Section 2.13, as applicable) for the amount of such Lender's Pro Rata Share of any unintentional Overadvances by Agent (or Swing Lender) to Canadian Borrowers reported to such Lender, any intentional Overadvances to Canadian Borrowers made as permitted under this Section 2.2(d)(ii), and any Overadvances to Canadian Borrowers resulting from the charging to the Canadian Loan Account of interest, fees, or Lender Group Expenses to the extent permitted by Section 2.4(c). The Required Lenders may by written notice to Agent revoke the authority of Agent and Swing Lender to make future Overadvances pursuant to this Section 2.2(d) at any time. So long as no Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing, Agent shall use reasonable efforts to notify Administrative Borrower of the existence of any Overadvance on or about the date when made.
(iii)    Any Protective Advance or Overadvance to Canadian Borrowers may be made by Agent or by the Canadian Lender which is an Affiliate of Agent. Each Protective Advance and each Overadvance shall be deemed to be a Revolving Loan hereunder, except that no Protective Advance or Overadvance shall be a LIBOR Rate Loan or BA Rate Loan and, prior to Settlement therefor, all payments on the Protective Advances shall be payable to Agent (or the Canadian Lender which made such Protective Advance) solely for its own account. The Protective Advances and Overadvances shall be repayable on demand, be secured by Agent's Liens, constitute Obligations hereunder, and bear interest at the rate applicable from time to time to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. The ability of Agent to make Protective Advances is separate and distinct from its ability to make Overadvances and its ability to make Overadvances is separate and distinct from its ability to make Protective Advances. For the avoidance of doubt, the limitations on Agent's ability to make Protective Advances do not apply to Overadvances and the limitations on Agent's ability to make Overadvances do not apply to Protective Advances. The provisions of this Section 2.2(d) relating to making Protective Advances and Overadvances are for the exclusive benefit of Agent, Swing Lender, and the Lenders and are not intended to benefit Borrowers in any way.
(iv)    Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary, no Overadvance or Protective Advance may be made by Agent if such Revolving Loan would cause (A) the aggregate principal amount of Overadvances and Protective Advances outstanding to exceed an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit; (B) the US Revolver Usage (excluding amounts charged to the US Loan Account for interest, fees or Lender Group Expenses) to exceed the US Maximum Credit or (C) the Canadian Revolver Usage (excluding amounts charged to the US Loan Account for interest, fees or Lender Group Expenses) to exceed the Canadian Maximum Credit.
(e)    Settlement. It is agreed that each US Lender's funded portion of the US Revolving Loans is intended by the Lenders to equal, at all times, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the outstanding US Revolving Loans. It is agreed that each Canadian Lender's funded portion of the Canadian Revolving Loans is intended by the Lenders to equal, at all times, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the outstanding Canadian Revolving Loans. Such agreement notwithstanding, Agent, Swing Lender, and the other Lenders agree (which agreement shall not be for the benefit of Borrowers) that in order to facilitate the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, settlement among the Lenders as to the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) shall take place on a periodic basis in accordance with the following provisions:
(i)    Agent shall request settlement ("Settlement") with the Lenders on a weekly basis, or on a more frequent basis if so determined by Agent (1) on behalf of Swing Lender, with respect to the outstanding Swing Loans, (2) for itself, with respect to the outstanding Protective Advances or Overadvances, and (3) with respect to the Loan Parties' Collections or payments received, as to each by notifying the Lenders by telecopy, telephone, or other similar form of transmission, of such requested Settlement, no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day immediately prior to the date of such requested Settlement (the date of such requested Settlement being the "Settlement Date"). Such notice of a Settlement Date shall include a summary statement of the amount of outstanding Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) for the period since the prior Settlement Date. Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein (including Section 2.13): (A) if the amount of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) made by a Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender exceeds such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) as of a Settlement Date, then Agent shall, by no later than 12:00 p.m. on the Settlement Date, transfer in immediately available funds to a Deposit Account of such Lender (as such Lender may designate), an amount such that each such Lender shall, upon receipt of such amount, have as of the Settlement Date, its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances), and (B) if the amount of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) made by a Lender is less than such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Protective Advances) as of a Settlement Date, such Lender shall no later than 12:00 p.m. on the Settlement Date transfer in immediately available funds to Agent's Account or Agent's Canadian Account, as applicable, an amount such that each such Lender shall, upon transfer of such amount, have as of the Settlement Date, its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances). Such amounts made available to Agent under clause (B) of the immediately preceding sentence shall be applied against the amounts of the applicable Swing Loans, Overadvances or Protective Advances and, together with the portion of such Swing Loans, Overadvances or Protective Advances representing Swing Lender's Pro Rata Share thereof, shall constitute Revolving Loans of such Lenders. If any such amount is not made available to Agent by any Lender on the Settlement Date applicable thereto to the extent required by the terms hereof, Agent shall be entitled to recover for its account such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate.
(ii)    In determining whether a Lender's balance of the Revolving Loans, Swing Loans, and Protective Advances is less than, equal to, or greater than such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans, Swing Loans, and Protective Advances as of a Settlement Date, Agent shall, as part of the relevant Settlement, apply to such balance the portion of payments actually received in good funds by Agent with respect to principal, interest, fees payable by Borrowers and allocable to the Lenders hereunder, and proceeds of Collateral.
(iii)    Between Settlement Dates, Agent, to the extent Protective Advances or Swing Loans are outstanding, may pay over to Agent or Swing Lender or the Canadian Lender that is an Affiliate of Agent, as applicable, any Collections or payments received by Agent, that in accordance with the terms of this Agreement would be applied to the reduction of the Revolving Loans, for application to the Protective Advances, Overadvances or Swing Loans. Between Settlement Dates, Agent, to the extent no Protective Advances, Overadvances or Swing Loans are outstanding, may pay over to Swing Lender any Collections or payments received by Agent, that in accordance with the terms of this Agreement would be applied to the reduction of the Revolving Loans, for application to Swing Lender's Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans. If, as of any Settlement Date, Collections or payments of Loan Parties received since the then immediately preceding Settlement Date have been applied to Swing Lender's Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans other than to Swing Loans, as provided for in the previous sentence, Swing Lender shall pay to Agent for the accounts of the Lenders, and Agent shall pay to the Lenders (other than a Defaulting Lender if Agent has implemented the provisions of Section 13), to be applied to the outstanding Revolving Loans of such Lenders, an amount such that each such Lender shall, upon receipt of such amount, have, as of such Settlement Date, its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans. During the period between Settlement Dates, Swing Lender with respect to Swing Loans, Agent with respect to Protective Advances and Overadvances, and each Lender with respect to the Revolving Loans other than Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances, shall be entitled to interest at the applicable rate or rates payable under this Agreement on the daily amount of funds employed by Swing Lender, Agent, or the Lenders, as applicable.
(iv)    Anything in this Section 2.2(e) to the contrary notwithstanding, in the event that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, Agent shall be entitled to refrain from remitting settlement amounts to the Defaulting Lender and, instead, shall be entitled to elect to act in accordance with Section 2.13.
(f)    Register. Agent, as a non-fiduciary agent for Borrowers, shall maintain a register (the "Register") showing the principal amount of (and stated interest on) the Revolving Loans, owing to each Lender, including the Swing Loans owing to Swing Lender, and Protective Advances owing to Agent, the names and addresses of each Lender, and the interests therein of each Lender, from time to time and such register shall, absent manifest error, conclusively be presumed to be correct and accurate. The Register shall include copies of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to the Agent. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrowers and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.
(g)    Independent Obligations. All Revolving Loans (other than Swing Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances) shall be made by the Lenders contemporaneously and in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares. It is understood that (i) no Lender shall be responsible for any failure by any other Lender to perform its obligation to make any Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) hereunder, nor shall any Commitment of any Lender be increased or decreased as a result of any failure by any other Lender to perform its obligations hereunder, and (ii) no failure by any Lender to perform its obligations hereunder shall excuse any other Lender from its obligations hereunder.
2.3.    Payments; Reductions of Commitments; Prepayments.
(a)    Payments by Borrowers.
(i)    Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by any Borrower shall be made to Agent's Account or Agent's Canadian Account, as applicable, for the account of the Lender Group and shall be made in immediately available funds, no later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. Any payment received by Agent later than 1:00 p.m. shall be deemed to have been received on the following Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue until (but not including) such following Business Day.
(ii)    Unless Agent receives notice from Administrative Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Lenders that Borrowers will not make such payment in full as and when required, Agent may assume that Borrowers have made (or will make) such payment in full to Agent on such date in immediately available funds and Agent may (but shall not be so required), in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to each Lender on such due date an amount equal to the amount then due such Lender. If and to the extent Borrowers do not make such payment in full to Agent on the date when due, each Lender severally shall repay to Agent on demand such amount distributed to such Lender, together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate for each day from the date such amount is distributed to such Lender until the date repaid.
(iii)    All payments in respect of the Canadian Obligations of Canadian Loan Parties shall be applied first to Canadian Obligations denominated in the same currency as the payments received and second to the Canadian Obligations denominated in the other currency; provided, that, Agent may, at its option (but is not obligated to), convert such currency received to the currency in which the Canadian Obligations are denominated at the Exchange Rate calculated by Agent in good faith on such date and Borrowers shall pay the costs of such conversion (or Agent may, at its option, charge such costs to the loan account of any Borrower maintained by such Agent).
(b)    Apportionment and Application.
(i)    So long as no Application Event has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise provided herein, all principal and interest payments received by Agent shall be apportioned ratably among the Lenders (according to the unpaid principal balance of the Obligations to which such payments relate held by each Lender) entitled to such payments and all payments of fees and expenses received by Agent (other than fees or expenses that are for Agent's separate account or for the separate account of the Issuing Lender) shall be apportioned ratably among the Lenders having a Pro Rata Share of the type of Commitment or Obligation to which a particular fee or expense relates. All payments to be made hereunder by Borrowers shall be remitted to Agent and all such payments, and all proceeds of Collateral received by Agent, shall be applied (subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement), so long as no Application Event has occurred and is continuing, to reduce the balance of the Revolving Loans outstanding and, thereafter, to Borrowers (to be wired to the Designated Account) or such other Person entitled thereto under applicable law (subject to Section 2.3(b)(v) and Section 2.3(e)).
(ii)    At any time that an Application Event has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise provided herein with respect to Defaulting Lenders, subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement and the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement, all payments remitted to Agent in respect of the US Obligations and all proceeds of US Collateral received by Agent shall be applied as follows:
(A)    first, to pay any Lender Group Expenses (including cost or expense reimbursements) or indemnities then due to Agent under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,
(B)    second, to pay any fees then due to Agent (in its capacity as Agent and not as Lender) under the Loan Documents until paid in full,
(C)    third, to pay interest due in respect of all Protective Advances made for the account of US Loan Parties until paid in full,
(D)    fourth, to pay principal due in respect of all Protective Advances made for the account of US Borrowers until paid in full,
(E)    fifth, ratably, to pay any Lender Group Expenses (including cost or expense reimbursements) or indemnities then due to any of the US Lenders under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,
(F)    sixth, ratably, to pay any fees then due to any of the US Lenders under the Loan Documents until paid in full,
(G)    seventh, to pay interest accrued in respect of the US Swing Loans until paid in full,
(H)    eighth, to pay the principal of all US Swing Loans until paid in full,
(I)    ninth, ratably, to pay interest accrued in respect of the US Revolving Loans (other than Protective Advances) until paid in full,
(J)    tenth, ratably (1) to Agent, for the account of Agent and Lenders, to pay the principal of all US Revolving Loans until paid in full, and (2) to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the benefit of Issuing Lender (and for the ratable benefit of each of the US Lenders that have an obligation to pay to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, a share of each US Letter of Credit Disbursement), as cash collateral in an amount up to one hundred three percent (103%) of the US Letter of Credit Usage (to the extent permitted by applicable law, such cash collateral shall be applied to the reimbursement of any US Letter of Credit Disbursement as and when such disbursement occurs and, if a US Letter of Credit expires undrawn, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such US Letter of Credit shall, during the continuation of an Application Event, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.3(b)(ii), beginning with clause (A) hereof),
(K)    eleventh, to pay any other US Obligations other than Bank Product Obligations,
(L)    twelfth, to pay Canadian Obligations in the order and priority set forth in clause (iii) below,
(M)    thirteenth, to pay any other US Obligations (including being paid, ratably, to the Bank Product Providers on account of all amounts then due and payable in respect of Bank Product Obligations, with any balance to be paid to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Bank Product Providers, as cash collateral (which cash collateral may be released by Agent to the applicable Bank Product Provider and applied by such Bank Product Provider to the payment or reimbursement of any amounts due and payable with respect to Bank Product Obligations owed to the applicable Bank Product Provider as and when such amounts first become due and payable and, if and at such time as all such Bank Product Obligations are paid or otherwise satisfied in full, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such Bank Product Obligations shall be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.3(b)(ii), beginning with clause (A) hereof), and
(N)    fourteenth, to US Borrowers (to be wired to the Designated Account) or such other Person entitled thereto under applicable law.
(iii)    At any time that an Application Event has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise provided herein with respect to Defaulting Lenders, subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement and the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement, all payments remitted to Agent in respect of the Canadian Obligations and all proceeds of Canadian Collateral received by Agent shall be applied as follows:
(A)    first, to pay any Lender Group Expenses (including cost or expense reimbursements) or indemnities then due to Agent under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,
(B)    second, to pay any fees then due to Agent under the Loan Documents until paid in full,
(C)    third, to pay interest due in respect of all Protective Advances made for the account of Canadian Borrowers until paid in full,
(D)    fourth, to pay the principal of all Protective Advances made for the account of Canadian Borrowers until paid in full,
(E)    fifth, ratably, to pay any Lender Group Expenses (including cost or expense reimbursements) or indemnities then due to any of the Canadian Lenders under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,
(F)    sixth, ratably, to pay any fees then due to any of the Canadian Lenders under the Loan Documents until paid in full,
(G)    seventh, to pay interest accrued in respect of the Canadian Swing Loans until paid in full,
(H)    eighth, to pay the principal of all Canadian Swing Loans until paid in full,
(I)    ninth, ratably, to pay interest accrued in respect of the Canadian Revolving Loans (other than Protective Advances) until paid in full,
(J)    tenth, ratably (i) to Agent, for the account of Agent and Canadian Lenders, to pay the principal of all Canadian Revolving Loans until paid in full, and (ii) to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the benefit of Issuing Lender (and for the ratable benefit of each of the Canadian Lenders that have an obligation to pay to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, a share of each Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement), as cash collateral in an amount up to one hundred three percent (103%) of the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage (to the extent permitted by applicable law, such cash collateral shall be applied to the reimbursement of any Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement as and when such disbursement occurs and, if a Canadian Letter of Credit expires undrawn, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such Canadian Letter of Credit shall, during the continuation of an Application Event, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.4(b)(iii), beginning with clause (A) hereof),
(K)    eleventh, to pay any other Canadian Obligations other than Bank Product Obligations,
(L)    twelfth, to pay any other Canadian Obligations (including being paid, ratably, to the Bank Product Providers on account of all amounts then due and payable in respect of Bank Product Obligations, with any balance to be paid to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Bank Product Providers, as cash collateral (which cash collateral may be released by Agent to the applicable Bank Product Provider and applied by such Bank Product Provider to the payment or reimbursement of any amounts due and payable with respect to Bank Product Obligations owed to the applicable Bank Product Provider as and when such amounts first become due and payable and, if and at such time as all such Bank Product Obligations are paid or otherwise satisfied in full, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such Bank Product Obligations shall be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.3(b)(iii), beginning with clause (A) hereof), and
(M)    thirteenth, to Canadian Borrowers (to be wired to the Designated Account) or such other Person entitled thereto under applicable law.
(iv)    Agent promptly shall distribute to each Lender, pursuant to the applicable wire instructions received from each Lender in writing, such funds as it may be entitled to receive, subject to a Settlement delay as provided in Section 2.2(e).
(v)    In each instance, so long as no Application Event has occurred and is continuing, Section 2.3(b)(i) shall not apply to any payment made by any Borrower to Agent and specified by such Borrower to be for the payment of specific Obligations then due and payable (or prepayable) under any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
(vi)    For purposes of Section 2.3(b)(ii) or (iii), "paid in full" of a type of Obligation means payment in cash or immediately available funds of all amounts owing on account of such type of Obligation, including interest accrued after the commencement of any Insolvency Proceeding, default interest, interest on interest, fees and expense reimbursements, whether or not any of the foregoing would be or is allowed or disallowed in whole or in part in any Insolvency Proceeding.
(vii)    In the event of a direct conflict between the priority provisions of this Section 2.3 and any other provision contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such provisions be read together and construed, to the fullest extent possible, to be in concert with each other. In the event of any actual, irreconcilable conflict that cannot be resolved as aforesaid, if the conflict relates to the provisions of Section 2.13 and this Section 2.3, then the provisions of Section 2.13 shall control and govern, and if otherwise, then the terms and provisions of this Section 2.3 shall control and govern.
(viii)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents to the contrary, (i) Canadian Loan Parties shall not be liable for any US Obligations, (ii) no Liens granted by Canadian Loan Parties under any of the Loan Documents shall secure any US Obligations, (iii) no amounts payable on account of the Canadian Obligations shall be payable to Agent's Account, and (iv) no US Obligations shall be charged to the Canadian Loan Account.
(c)    Reduction of Commitments.
(i)    The US Commitments and the Canadian Commitments shall terminate on the Maturity Date. US Borrowers may reduce the US Commitments to an amount not less than the sum of (A) the US Revolver Usage as of such date, plus (B) the principal amount of all US Revolving Loans not yet made as to which a request has been given by Borrowers under Section 2.2(a), plus (C) the amount of all US Letters of Credit not yet issued as to which a request has been given by Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.9(a).
(ii)    Canadian Borrowers may reduce the Canadian Commitments to an amount not less than the sum of (A) the Canadian Revolver Usage as of such date, plus (B) the principal amount of all Canadian Revolving Loans not yet made as to which a request has been given by Borrowers under Section 2.2(a), plus (C) the amount of all Canadian Letters of Credit not yet issued as to which a request has been given by Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.9(a).
(iii)    Each such reduction shall be in an amount which is not less than $10,000,000, unless the Commitments are being reduced to zero and the amount of the Commitments in effect immediately prior to such reduction are less than $10,000,000, shall be made by providing not less than ten (10) Business Days prior written notice to Agent, which notice shall specify whether such reduction is in respect of the US Commitments or the Canadian Commitments and shall be irrevocable. Once reduced, the Commitments may not be increased. Each such reduction of the Commitments shall reduce the Commitments of each Lender proportionately in accordance with its ratable share thereof.
(d)    Optional Prepayments. Borrowers may prepay the principal of any Revolving Loan at any time in whole or in part, without premium or penalty (other than breakage and related costs associated with LIBOR Rate Loans and BA Funding Losses).
(e)    Mandatory Prepayments.
(i)    Borrowing Base. If, at any time, (A) the US Revolver Usage on such date exceeds the lesser of the US Borrowing Base or the US Maximum Credit, or (B) the Canadian Revolver Usage on such date exceeds the lesser of the Canadian Borrowing Base or the Canadian Maximum Credit (any such excess being referred to as the "Overadvance"), then the US Borrowers or Canadian Borrowers, as applicable, shall promptly, but in any event, within one (1) Business Day, prepay the Obligations in accordance with Section 2.3(f) in an aggregate amount equal to any such excess, as applicable, except as otherwise provided in Section 2.2(d). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, Administrative Borrower and the other Borrowers shall not request, and Agent and Lenders shall not be required to make or provide, Revolving Loans or Letters of Credit, at any time that there exists an Overadvance (but without limiting the obligations of Lenders to have participations or to settle in respect of Overadvances or Protective Advances permitted hereunder).
(ii)    Indebtedness. Subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, at any time during a Cash Dominion Event, within one (1) Business Day of the date of incurrence by any Loan Party of any Indebtedness (other than Permitted Indebtedness), Borrowers shall prepay the outstanding principal amount of the Obligations in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Net Cash Proceeds received by such Person in connection with such incurrence. The provisions of this Section 2.3(e)(ii) shall not be deemed to constitute consent to any such incurrence otherwise prohibited by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
(iii)    Reserved.
(iv)    Proceeds of Life Insurance Policies. Within one (1) Business Day of the date of receipt by any Loan Party, any of its Subsidiaries, or Agent of any proceeds of any Eligible Life Insurance Policy, whether such proceeds are received as a result of the death of a Person covered thereby, the surrender and termination of such policy, a policy loan taken out under such policy, or otherwise, 100% of such proceeds shall be used first to prepay the outstanding principal amount of the Obligations and second, subject to the terms of any applicable Life Insurance Assignment, any additional proceeds shall be returned to the Borrowers. The provisions of this Section 2.3(e)(iv) shall not be deemed to constitute consent to any action otherwise prohibited by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
(v)    Cash Dominion Event. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Event, subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, Borrowers will apply the proceeds of Collateral to the Obligations as set forth in Section 2.3(b)(i), or, if applicable, Section 2.3(b)(ii) or Section 2.3(b)(iii).
(vi)    Generally. The mandatory prepayments required under Section 2.3(e) shall not result in a permanent reduction in the Commitments.
2.4.    Interest Rates: Rates, Payments, and Calculations.
(a)    Interest Rates. Except as provided in Section 2.4(b), all Obligations (except for undrawn Letters of Credit) that have been charged to the Loan Account pursuant to the terms hereof shall bear interest on the Daily Balance thereof as follows:
(i)    if the relevant Obligation is a LIBOR Rate Loan, at a per annum rate equal to the LIBOR Rate plus the Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans,
(ii)    if the relevant Obligation is a BA Rate Loan, at a rate per annum equal to the BA Rate plus the Applicable Margin for BA Rate Loans,
(iii)    if the relevant Obligation is a Base Rate Loan, at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin for the Base Rate Loans, and
(iv)    otherwise, at a per annum rate equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans.
(b)    Default Rate. Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default and at the written election of the Required Lenders,
(i)    all Obligations (except for undrawn Letters of Credit) that have been charged to the Loan Account pursuant to the terms hereof shall, upon two (2) Business Days' prior written notice by Agent to Administrative Borrower, bear interest on the Daily Balance thereof at a per annum rate equal to two (2) percentage points above the per annum rate otherwise applicable thereunder, and
(ii)    the Letter of Credit fee provided for in Section 2.8(b) shall, upon two (2) Business Days' prior written notice by Agent to Administrative Borrower, be increased to two (2) percentage points above the per annum rate otherwise applicable hereunder.
(c)    Payment. All other interest, and all Letter of Credit fees, all other fees payable hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents, all costs and expenses payable hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents shall be due and payable, in arrears, on the first day of each month at any time that Obligations or Commitments are outstanding, except as otherwise provided herein. Each Borrower hereby authorizes Agent to (i) without prior notice, charge to the Loan Account all interest and recurring fees when due and payable hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents or (ii) charge to the Loan Account costs, expenses and other amounts when due and payable, upon two (2) Business Days' prior notice to Administrative Borrower, provided, that such notice shall not be required at any time during a Cash Dominion Event. All such items properly charged to (i) the US Loan Account shall thereupon constitute US Revolving Loans hereunder and shall initially accrue interest at the rate then applicable to US Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans (unless and until converted into LIBOR Rate Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement) or (ii) the Canadian Loan Account shall thereupon constitute Canadian Revolving Loans hereunder and shall initially accrue interest at the rate applicable to Canadian Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans (unless and until converted into BA Rate Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement).
(d)    Computation. Interest and fees shall be calculated on the basis of (i) in the case of LIBOR Rate Loans and fees, a three hundred sixty (360) day year, (ii) in the case of BA Rate Loans, a three hundred and sixty-five (365) day year, and (iii) in the case of Base Rate Loans, a three hundred and sixty-five (365) or three hundred and sixty-six (366) day year, as applicable, and in each case based on actual days elapsed. The interest rate on non-contingent Obligations (other than LIBOR Rate Loans and BA Rate Loans) shall increase or decrease by an amount equal to each increase or decrease in the Base Rate effective on the date any change in such Base Rate is effective. For purposes of disclosure under the Interest Act (Canada), where interest is calculated pursuant hereto at a rate based upon a year of three hundred sixty (360), three hundred and sixty-five (365) or three hundred and sixty-six (366) days, as the case may be (the "First Rate"), the rate or percentage of interest on a yearly basis is equivalent to such First Rate multiplied by the actual number of days in the year divided by three hundred sixty (360), three hundred and sixty-five (365) or three hundred and sixty-six (366), as the case may be.
(e)    Intent to Limit Charges to Maximum Lawful Rate. In no event shall the interest rate or rates payable under this Agreement, plus any other amounts paid in connection herewith, exceed the highest rate permissible under any law that a court of competent jurisdiction shall, in a final determination, deem applicable. Each Borrower and the Lender Group, in executing and delivering this Agreement, intend legally to agree upon the rate or rates of interest and manner of payment stated within it; provided, that, anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, if such rate or rates of interest or manner of payment exceeds the maximum allowable under applicable law, then, ipso facto, as of the date of this Agreement, Borrowers are and shall be liable only for the payment of such maximum amount as is allowed by law, and payment received from Borrowers in excess of such legal maximum, whenever received, shall be applied to reduce the principal balance of the Obligations to the extent of such excess.
2.5.    Crediting Payments. The receipt of any payment item by Agent shall not be considered a payment on account unless such payment item is a wire transfer of immediately available federal funds made to Agent's Account or Agent's Canadian Account, as applicable, or unless and until such payment item is honored when presented for payment. Should any payment item not be honored when presented for payment, then Borrowers shall be deemed not to have made such payment and interest shall be calculated accordingly. Anything to the contrary contained herein notwithstanding, any payment item shall be deemed received by Agent only if it is received into Agent's Account on a Business Day on or before 1:00 p.m. If any payment item is received into Agent's Account or Agent's Canadian Account, as applicable, on a non-Business Day or after 1:00 p.m. on a Business Day, it shall be deemed to have been received by Agent as of the opening of business on the immediately following Business Day.
2.6.    Designated Account. Agent is authorized to make the Revolving Loans, and Issuing Lender is authorized to issue the Letters of Credit, under this Agreement based upon telephonic or other instructions received from anyone purporting to be an Authorized Person and reasonably believed by Agent to be an Authorized Person or, without instructions, if pursuant to Section 2.4(c). Borrowers agree to establish and maintain the Designated Account with the Designated Account Bank for the purpose of receiving the proceeds of the Revolving Loans requested by Borrowers and made by Agent or the Lenders hereunder. Unless otherwise agreed by Agent and Borrowers, any Revolving Loan or Swing Loan requested by Borrowers and made by Agent or the Lenders hereunder shall be made to the Designated Account.
2.7.    Maintenance of Loan Account; Statements of Obligations. Agent shall maintain an account on its books in the name of US Borrowers (the "US Loan Account") on which US Borrowers will be charged with all US Revolving Loans (including Protective Advances, Overadvances and Swing Loans) made by Agent, Swing Lender, or the Lenders to US Borrowers or for US Borrowers' account, the US Letters of Credit issued or arranged by Issuing Lender for US Borrowers' account, and with all other payment Obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents due and owing by US Loan Parties, including, accrued interest, fees and expenses, and Lender Group Expenses. Agent shall maintain an account on its books in the name of Canadian Borrowers (the "Canadian Loan Account") on which Canadian Borrowers will be charged with all Canadian Revolving Loans (including Protective Advances and Overadvances) made by Agent or the Lenders to Canadian Borrowers or for Canadian Borrowers' account, the Canadian Letters of Credit issued or arranged by Issuing Lender for Canadian Borrowers' account, and with all other payment Obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents due and owing by Canadian Loan Parties, including, accrued interest, fees and expenses, and Lender Group Expenses. In accordance with Section 2.5, the US Loan Account will be credited with all payments received by Agent from US Borrowers or for any US Borrower's account, and the Canadian Loan Account shall be credited with all payments received by Agent from Canadian Borrowers or for any Canadian Borrower's account. Agent shall render monthly statements regarding the Loan Account to Borrowers, including principal, interest, fees, Overadvances and Protective Advances and including an itemization of all charges and expenses constituting Lender Group Expenses owing, and such statements, absent manifest error, shall be conclusively presumed to be correct and accurate and constitute an account stated between Borrowers and the Lender Group unless, within thirty (30) days after receipt thereof by Borrowers, Borrowers shall deliver to Agent written objection thereto describing the error or errors contained in any such statements.
2.8.    Fees.
(a)    Agent Fees. Borrowers shall pay to Agent the fees set forth in the Fee Letter as and when due and payable under the terms thereof.
(b)    Letter of Credit Fee. Borrowers shall pay Agent (for the ratable benefit of the Lenders) a Letter of Credit fee (in addition to the charges, commissions, fees, and costs set forth in Section 2.9(h)) which shall accrue at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans times the Daily Balance of the undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit.
(c)    Unused Line Fee. US Borrowers shall pay to Agent, for the account of Lenders, a monthly unused line fee payable in arrears on the first day of each month and on the Payoff Date, in an amount equal to 0.30% per annum multiplied by (A) the aggregate amount of the Maximum Credit minus (B) the average Daily Balance of the US Revolver Usage (other than Swing Loans) plus the Canadian Revolver Usage during the immediately preceding calendar month (or portion thereof).
2.9.    Letters of Credit.
(a)    Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, upon the request of Administrative Borrower made in accordance herewith, the Issuing Lender agrees to issue, or to cause an Underlying Issuer (including, as Issuing Lender's agent) to issue, a requested Letter of Credit for the account of any Borrower, which Letter of Credit may be related to the business of any Subsidiary of Parent; provided, that, to the extent a Letter of Credit is for the benefit of, or in connection with, the business of a Non-Loan Party (other than in the case of a Letter of Credit for the benefit of the business of Parent and its Subsidiaries generally), as of the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit and after giving effect thereto, (i) the Borrower for whose account the Letter of Credit is issued would be permitted to make a Permitted Investment in such Non-Loan Party under clause (d)(ii)(D) of the definition of Permitted Investments, such that all of the conditions set forth in clause (d)((ii)(D) of the definition of Permitted Investments shall be satisfied as to any such Letter of Credit, treating such Letter of Credit as a Permitted Investment for this purpose (except for the conditions in clauses (2) and (4) of such clause (d)(ii)(D)), and (ii) the sum of (A) the aggregate amount of all such Letters of Credit, plus (B) the maximum amount of the liability of Parent and the Restricted Subsidiaries under all guarantees of leases of Non-Loan Parties under clause (j) of the definition of Permitted Investments, shall not exceed $50,000,000 outstanding at any one time. If Issuing Lender, at its option, elects to cause an Underlying Issuer to issue a requested Letter of Credit, then Issuing Lender agrees that it will enter into arrangements relative to the reimbursement of such Underlying Issuer (which may include, among, other means, by becoming an applicant with respect to such Letter of Credit or entering into undertakings which provide for reimbursements of such Underlying Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit; each such obligation or undertaking, irrespective of whether in writing, a "Reimbursement Undertaking") with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Underlying Issuer. By submitting a request to Issuing Lender for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested that Issuing Lender issue or that an Underlying Issuer issue the requested Letter of Credit and to have requested Issuing Lender to issue a Reimbursement Undertaking with respect to such requested Letter of Credit if it is to be issued by an Underlying Issuer (it being expressly acknowledged and agreed by each Borrower that Borrowers are and shall be deemed to be applicants (within the meaning of Section 5‑102(a)(2) of the Code) with respect to each Underlying Letter of Credit). Each request for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or the amendment, renewal, or extension of any outstanding Letter of Credit, shall be made in writing by an Authorized Person and delivered to the Issuing Lender via hand delivery, telefacsimile, or other electronic method of transmission reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal, or extension. Each such request shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Issuing Lender and shall specify (i) the amount of such Letter of Credit and whether such Letter of Credit shall be a US Letter of Credit or a Canadian Letter of Credit, (ii) in the case of a Canadian Letter of Credit, whether such Canadian Letter of Credit shall be denominated in US Dollars or Canadian Dollars, (iii) the date of issuance, amendment, renewal, or extension of such Letter of Credit, (iv) the proposed expiration date of such Letter of Credit, (v) the name and address of the beneficiary of the Letter of Credit, and (vi) such other information (including, the conditions of drawing, and in the case of an amendment, renewal, or extension, identification of the Letter of Credit to be so amended, renewed, or extended) as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew, or extend such Letter of Credit. Each US Letter of Credit shall be denominated in US Dollars. Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the Issuing Lender shall not be required to issue or cause the issuance of a Letter of Credit or to issue a Reimbursement Undertaking in respect of an Underlying Letter of Credit, in either case, that supports the obligations of a Loan Party in respect of a lease of Real Property or an employment contract, (a) in the case of a Letter of Credit in connection with such a lease, in an amount greater than the amount equal to (A) the amount of rent under such lease, without acceleration, for the greater of (1) one year or (2) the amount equal to fifteen percent (15%) of the rent for the then remaining term of such lease, but not to exceed three (3) years, minus (B) the amount of any cash or other collateral to secure the obligations of a Loan Party in respect of such lease and (b) in the case of a Letter of Credit in connection with an employment contract, in an amount greater than the compensation provided by such contract, without acceleration, for a one year period.
(b)    The Issuing Lender shall have no obligation to issue a Letter of Credit or a Reimbursement Undertaking in respect of an Underlying Letter of Credit, in either case, if any of the following would result after giving effect to the requested issuance:
(i)    the US Letter of Credit Usage would exceed the US Borrowing Base less the outstanding amount of US Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans),
(ii)    the US Letter of Credit Usage would exceed $50,000,000 minus the amount of Canadian Letter of Credit Usage at such time,
(iii)    the US Letter of Credit Usage would exceed the US Maximum Credit less the outstanding amount of US Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans),
(iv)    the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage would exceed the Canadian Borrowing Base less the outstanding amount of Canadian Revolving Loans,
(v)    the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage would exceed $5,000,000, or
(vi)    the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage would exceed the Canadian Maximum Credit less the outstanding amount of Canadian Revolving Loans.
(c)    Borrowers and the Lender Group hereby acknowledge and agree that all Existing Letters of Credit shall constitute US Letters of Credit or Canadian Letters of Credit (as applicable) under this Agreement on and after the Effective Date with the same effect as if such Existing Letters of Credit were issued by Issuing Lender or an Underlying Issuer at the request of US Borrowers or Canadian Borrowers (as applicable) on the Effective Date. Without limiting any of their respective rights or remedies, the Issuing Lender with respect to any such Existing Letter of Credit, and Agent and the other Lenders, shall have recourse to (a) Parent in connection with such Existing Letters of Credit that are US Letters of Credit to the same extent as if Parent had been the original applicant and/or account party with respect thereto, and (b) Canadian Borrowers in connection with such Existing Letters of Credit that are Canadian Letters of Credit to the same extent as if Canadian Borrowers had been the original applicants and/or account parties with respect thereto. Each Letter of Credit shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Issuing Lender. If Issuing Lender makes a payment under a US Letter of Credit or an Underlying Issuer makes a payment under a US Underlying Letter of Credit, US Borrowers shall pay to Agent an amount equal to the applicable US Letter of Credit Disbursement on (i) the date such US Letter of Credit Disbursement is made, if Administrative Borrower has received notice of such US Letter of Credit Disbursement prior to 11:00 a.m. on such date, or (ii) the next Business Day if such notice is not received prior to 11:00 a.m. on such date and, in the absence of such payment, the amount of the US Letter of Credit Disbursement immediately and automatically shall be deemed to be a US Revolving Loan hereunder and, initially, shall bear interest at the rate then applicable to US Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. If Issuing Lender makes a payment under a Canadian Letter of Credit or an Underlying Issuer makes a payment under a Canadian Underlying Letter of Credit, Canadian Borrowers shall pay to Agent an amount equal to the applicable Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement on (i) the date such Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement is made, if Administrative Borrower has received notice of such Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement prior to 11:00 a.m. on such date, or (ii) the next Business Day if such notice is not received prior to 11:00 a.m. on such date and, in the absence of such payment on the date when due, the amount of the Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement immediately and automatically shall be deemed to be a Canadian Revolving Loan hereunder and, initially, unless later converted to BA Rate Loans, shall bear interest at the rate then applicable to Canadian Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. If a Letter of Credit Disbursement is deemed to be a Revolving Loan hereunder (notwithstanding any failure to satisfy any condition precedent set forth in Section 3), Borrowers' obligation to pay the amount of such Letter of Credit Disbursement to Issuing Lender shall be automatically converted into an obligation to pay the resulting Revolving Loan. Promptly following receipt by Agent of any payment from Borrowers pursuant to this paragraph, Agent shall distribute such payment to the Issuing Lender or, to the extent that Lenders have made payments pursuant to Section 2.9(d) to reimburse the Issuing Lender, then to such Lenders and the Issuing Lender as their interests may appear.
(d)    Promptly following receipt of a notice of a US Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to Section 2.9(c), each Lender with a US Commitment agrees to fund its Pro Rata Share of any US Revolving Loan deemed made pursuant to Section 2.9(c) on the same terms and conditions as if Borrowers had requested the amount thereof as a Revolving Loan and Agent shall promptly pay to Issuing Lender the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. By the issuance of a US Letter of Credit or a Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto (or an amendment, renewal or extension of a US Letter of Credit or a Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto) and without any further action on the part of the Issuing Lender or the Lenders with Commitments, the Issuing Lender shall be deemed to have granted to each Lender with a US Commitment, and each Lender with a US Commitment shall be deemed to have purchased, a participation in each US Letter of Credit issued by Issuing Lender and each Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto, in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of such US Letter of Credit or Reimbursement Undertaking, and each such Lender agrees to pay to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of any US Letter of Credit Disbursement made by Issuing Lender or an Underlying Issuer under the applicable US Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender with a US Commitment hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of each US Letter of Credit Disbursement made by Issuing Lender or an Underlying Issuer and not reimbursed by Borrowers on the date due as provided in Section 2.9(c), or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded (or that Agent or Issuing Lender elects, based upon the advice or counsel to refund) to US Borrowers for any reason. Promptly following receipt of a notice of a Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to Section 2.9(c), each Lender with a Canadian Commitment agrees to fund its Pro Rata Share of any Canadian Revolving Loan deemed made pursuant to Section 2.9(c) on the same terms and conditions as if Borrowers had requested the amount thereof as a Revolving Loan and Agent shall promptly pay to Issuing Lender the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. By the issuance of a Canadian Letter of Credit or a Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto (or an amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit or a Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto) and without any further action on the part of the Issuing Lender or the Lenders with Canadian Commitments, the Issuing Lender shall be deemed to have granted to each Lender with a Canadian Commitment, and each Lender with a Canadian Commitment shall be deemed to have purchased, a participation in each Canadian Letter of Credit issued by Issuing Lender and each Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto, in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of such Canadian Letter of Credit or Reimbursement Undertaking related thereto, and each such Canadian Lender agrees to pay to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of any Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement made by Issuing Lender or an Underlying Issuer under the applicable Canadian Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender with a Canadian Commitment hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, such Lender's Pro Rata Share of each Canadian Letter of Credit Disbursement made by Issuing Lender or an Underlying Issuer and not reimbursed by Borrowers on the date due as provided in Section 2.9(c), or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded (or that Agent or Issuing Lender elects, based upon the advice or counsel to refund) to Canadian Borrowers for any reason. Each Lender with a Commitment acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to deliver to Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, an amount equal to its respective Pro Rata Share of each Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to this Section 2.9(d) shall be absolute and unconditional and such remittance shall be made notwithstanding the occurrence or continuation of an Event of Default or Default or the failure to satisfy any condition set forth in Section 3. If any such Lender fails to make available to Agent the amount of such Lender's Pro Rata Share of a Letter of Credit Disbursement as provided in this Section, such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender and Agent (for the account of the Issuing Lender) shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate until paid in full.
(e)    Each Borrower hereby agrees to indemnify, save, defend, and hold the Lender Group and each Underlying Issuer harmless from any damage, loss, cost, expense, or liability (other than Taxes, which shall be governed by Section 16), and reasonable and documented attorneys' fees of (i) one US counsel to Agent, (ii) one Canadian counsel to Agent, (iii) one regulatory counsel to Agent (if necessary) and (iv) one local counsel in each appropriate jurisdiction selected by Agent (if necessary) and, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing (and such additional counsel is necessary as a result of conflicts of interest), one additional counsel to the Lender Group or any Underlying Issuer arising out of or in connection with any Reimbursement Undertaking or any Letter of Credit; provided, that, (i) no Borrower shall be obligated hereunder to indemnify the Lender Group, Issuing Lender or any Underlying Issuer for any loss, cost, expense, or liability that results from the bad faith, gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or any Underlying Issuer as determined pursuant to a final, non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction and (ii) Canadian Borrowers shall not be obligated to indemnify for any such loss, cost, expense or liability arising under or in connection with a US Letter of Credit. Each Borrower agrees to be bound by the Underlying Issuer's regulations and interpretations of any Letter of Credit or by Issuing Lender's interpretations of any Reimbursement Undertaking, and each Borrower agrees that none of the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or any Underlying Issuer shall be liable for any error, negligence, or mistake, whether of omission or commission, in following any Borrower's instructions or those in the Letter of Credit or any modifications, amendments, or supplements thereto. Each Borrower understands that the Reimbursement Undertakings may require Issuing Lender to indemnify the Underlying Issuer for certain costs or liabilities arising out of claims by a Borrower against such Underlying Issuer. Each Borrower hereby agrees to indemnify, save, defend, and hold Issuing Lender and the other members of the Lender Group harmless with respect to any loss, cost, expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), or liability (other than Taxes, which shall be governed by Section 16) incurred by them as a result of the Issuing Lender's indemnification of an Underlying Issuer; provided, that, (i) no Borrower shall be obligated hereunder to indemnify any such person for any such loss, cost, expense, or liability to the extent that it is caused by the bad faith, gross negligence or willful misconduct of such person as determined pursuant to a final, non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction and (ii) Canadian Borrowers shall not be obligated to indemnify for any such loss, cost, expense or liability arising under or in connection with a US Letter of Credit. Each Borrower hereby acknowledges and agrees that none of the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or any Underlying Issuer shall be responsible for delays, errors, or omissions resulting from the malfunction of equipment in connection with any Letter of Credit.
(f)    The obligation of Borrowers to reimburse the Issuing Lender for each drawing under each Letter of Credit shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:
(i)    any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or another Loan Document,
(ii)    the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that Parent or any of its Subsidiaries may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee maybe acting), the Issuing Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction,
(iii)    any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit,
(iv)    any payment by the Issuing Lender under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not substantially or strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit (including, without limitation, any requirement that presentation be made at a particular place or by a particular time of day), or any payment made by the Issuing Lender under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit,
(v)    any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or discharge of, Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries, or
(vi)    any Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
(g)    Each Borrower hereby authorizes and directs any Underlying Issuer to deliver to the Issuing Lender all instruments, documents, and other writings and property received by such Underlying Issuer pursuant to such Underlying Letter of Credit and to accept and rely upon the Issuing Lender's instructions with respect to all matters arising in connection with such Underlying Letter of Credit and the related application.
(h)    Borrowers shall pay to the Issuing Lender, for its own account, a fronting fee equal to one quarter of one percent (0.25%) per annum, which fee shall be paid monthly in arrears on the first day of each month. Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that any and all issuance charges, usage charges, commissions, fees, and costs incurred by the Issuing Lender relating to Underlying Letters of Credit shall be Lender Group Expenses for purposes of this Agreement and shall be reimbursable promptly, but in any event, within one (1) Business Day by Borrowers to Agent for the account of the Issuing Lender.
(i)    If by reason of (i) any change after the Effective Date in any applicable law, treaty, rule, or regulation or any change in the interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority, or (ii) compliance by the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or Underlying Issuer with any direction, request, or requirement (irrespective of whether having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority or monetary authority including, Regulation D of the Federal Reserve Board as from time to time in effect (and any successor thereto):
(i)    any reserve, deposit, or similar requirement is or shall be imposed or modified in respect of any Letter of Credit issued or caused to be issued hereunder or hereby, or
(ii)    there shall be imposed on the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or Underlying Issuer any other condition regarding any Letter of Credit or Reimbursement Undertaking,
and the result of the foregoing is to increase, directly or indirectly, the cost to the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or an Underlying Issuer of issuing, making, participating in, or maintaining any Reimbursement Undertaking or Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount receivable in respect thereof, then, and in any such case, Agent may, at any time within a reasonable period after the additional cost is incurred or the amount received is reduced, notify Administrative Borrower, and Borrowers shall pay within thirty (30) days after demand therefor, such amounts as Agent may specify to be necessary to compensate the Issuing Lender, any other member of the Lender Group, or an Underlying Issuer for such additional cost or reduced receipt, together with interest on such amount from the date of such demand until payment in full thereof at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans hereunder; provided, that, (A) no Borrower shall be required to provide any compensation pursuant to this Section 2.9(i) for any such amounts incurred more than one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the date on which the demand for payment of such amounts is first made to Borrowers and (B) if an event or circumstance giving rise to such amounts is retroactive, then the one hundred eighty (180) day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof. The determination by Agent of any amount due pursuant to this Section 2.9(i), as set forth in a certificate setting forth the calculation thereof in reasonable detail, shall, in the absence of manifest or demonstrable error, be final and conclusive and binding on all of the parties hereto.
2.10.    LIBOR Option.
(a)    Interest and Interest Payment Dates. In lieu of having interest charged at the rate based upon the Base Rate, Borrowers shall have the option, subject to Section 2.10(b) below (the "LIBOR Option") to have interest on all or a portion of the Revolving Loans be charged (whether at the time when made (unless otherwise provided herein), upon conversion from a Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan, or upon continuation of a LIBOR Rate Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan) at a rate of interest based upon the LIBOR Rate. Interest on LIBOR Rate Loans shall be payable on the earliest of (i) the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto; (ii) the date on which all or any portion of the Obligations are accelerated pursuant to the terms hereof, or (iii) the date on which this Agreement is terminated pursuant to the terms hereof. On the last day of each applicable Interest Period, unless Borrowers properly have exercised the LIBOR Option with respect thereto, the interest rate applicable to such LIBOR Rate Loan automatically shall convert to the rate of interest then applicable to Base Rate Loans of the same type hereunder. At any time that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, at the written election of the Required Lenders, Borrowers no longer shall have the option to request that Revolving Loans bear interest at a rate based upon the LIBOR Rate.
(b)    LIBOR Election.
(i)    Borrowers may, at any time and from time to time, so long as Administrative Borrower has not received a notice from Agent, after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, of the election of the Required Lenders to terminate the right of Borrowers to exercise the LIBOR Option during the continuance of such Event of Default, elect to exercise the LIBOR Option by notifying Agent prior to 11:00 a.m. at least three (3) Business Days prior to the commencement of the proposed Interest Period (the "LIBOR Deadline"). Notice of Borrowers' election of the LIBOR Option for a permitted portion of the Revolving Loans and an Interest Period pursuant to this Section shall be made by delivery to Agent of a LIBOR Notice received by Agent before the LIBOR Deadline, or by telephonic notice received by Agent before the LIBOR Deadline (to be confirmed by delivery to Agent of a LIBOR Notice received by Agent prior to 5:00 p.m. on the same day). Promptly upon its receipt of each such LIBOR Notice, Agent shall provide a copy thereof to each of the affected Lenders.
(ii)    Each LIBOR Notice shall be irrevocable and binding on each Borrower. In connection with each LIBOR Rate Loan, each Borrower shall indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and the Lenders harmless against any loss, cost, or expense actually incurred by Agent or any Lender as a result of (A) the payment of any principal of any LIBOR Rate Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (B) the conversion of any LIBOR Rate Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, or (C) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any LIBOR Rate Loan on the date specified in any LIBOR Notice delivered pursuant hereto (such losses, costs, or expenses, "Funding Losses"). A certificate of Agent or a Lender delivered to Borrowers setting forth in reasonable detail any amount or amounts that Agent or such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section 2.10 shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Borrowers shall pay such amount to Agent or the Lender, as applicable, within thirty (30) days of the date of its receipt of such certificate. If a payment of a LIBOR Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the applicable Interest Period would result in a Funding Loss, Agent may, in its sole discretion at the request of Borrowers, hold the amount of such payment as cash collateral in support of the Obligations until the last day of such Interest Period and apply such amounts to the payment of the applicable LIBOR Rate Loan on such last day, it being agreed that Agent has no obligation to so defer the application of payments to any LIBOR Rate Loan and that, in the event that Agent does not defer such application, Borrowers shall be obligated to pay any resulting Funding Losses.
(iii)    Borrowers shall have not more than ten (10) LIBOR Rate Loans and/or BA Rate Loans in effect at any given time. Borrowers only may exercise the LIBOR Option for proposed LIBOR Rate Loans of at least $1,000,000.
(c)    Conversion. Borrowers may convert LIBOR Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans at any time; provided, that, in the event that LIBOR Rate Loans are converted or prepaid on any date that is not the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, including as a result of any prepayment through the required application by Agent of proceeds of Loan Parties' Collections in accordance with Section 2.3(b) or for any other reason, including early termination of the term of this Agreement or acceleration of all or any portion of the Obligations pursuant to the terms hereof, each Borrower shall indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and the Lenders and their Participants harmless against any and all Funding Losses in accordance with Section 2.10 (b)(ii).
(d)    Special Provisions Applicable to LIBOR Rate.
(i)    The LIBOR Rate may be adjusted by Agent with respect to any Lender on a prospective basis to take into account any additional or increased costs to such Lender of maintaining or obtaining any Eurodollar deposits or increased costs, in each case, due to changes in applicable law occurring subsequent to the commencement of the then applicable Interest Period, including changes in the reserve requirements imposed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor), which additional or increased costs would increase the cost of funding or maintaining loans bearing interest at the LIBOR Rate. In any such event, the affected Lender shall give Borrowers and Agent notice of such a determination and adjustment and Agent promptly shall transmit the notice to each other Lender and, upon its receipt of the notice from the affected Lender, Borrowers may, by notice to such affected Lender (A) require such Lender to furnish to Borrowers a statement setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for adjusting such LIBOR Rate and the method for determining the amount of such adjustment, or (B) repay the LIBOR Rate Loans of such Lender with respect to which such adjustment is made (together with any amounts due under Section 2.10(b)(ii)).
(ii)    In the event that any change in market conditions or any law, regulation, treaty, or directive, or any change therein or in the interpretation or application thereof, shall at any time after the date hereof, in the reasonable opinion of any Lender, make it unlawful or impractical for such Lender to fund or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans or to continue such funding or maintaining, or to determine or charge interest rates at the LIBOR Rate, such Lender shall give notice of such changed circumstances to Agent and Borrowers and Agent promptly shall transmit the notice to each other Lender and (A) in the case of any LIBOR Rate Loans of such Lender that are outstanding, the date specified in such Lender's notice shall be deemed to be the last day of the Interest Period of such LIBOR Rate Loans, and interest upon the LIBOR Rate Loans of such Lender thereafter shall accrue interest at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans, and (B) Borrowers shall not be entitled to elect the LIBOR Option until such Lender determines that it would no longer be unlawful or impractical to do so.
(iii)    For purposes of this Section 2.10(d) and Section 2.15(d), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority), the Bank for International Settlements and, in each case, all rules, regulations, orders, requests, guidelines or directives in connection therewith are deemed to have been enacted and become effective after the date of this Agreement.
(e)    No Requirement of Matched Funding. Anything to the contrary contained herein notwithstanding, neither Agent, nor any Lender, nor any of their Participants, is required actually to acquire eurodollar deposits to fund or otherwise match fund any Obligation as to which interest accrues at the LIBOR Rate.
2.11.    Capital Requirements.
(a)    If, after the date hereof, any Lender determines that (i) the adoption of or change in any law, rule, regulation or guideline regarding capital or reserve requirements for banks or bank holding companies, or any change in the interpretation, implementation, or application thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the administration thereof, or (ii) compliance by such Lender or its parent bank holding company with any guideline, request or directive of any such entity regarding capital adequacy or liquidity (whether or not having the force of law), has the effect of reducing the return on such Lender's or such holding company's capital as a consequence of such Lender's Commitments hereunder to a level below that which such Lender or such holding company could have achieved but for such adoption, change, or compliance (taking into consideration such Lender's or such holding company's then existing policies with respect to capital adequacy and assuming the full utilization of such entity's capital) by any amount deemed by such Lender to be material, then such Lender may notify Administrative Borrower and Agent thereof. Following receipt of such notice, Borrowers agree to pay such Lender on demand the amount of such reduction of return of capital as and when such reduction is determined, payable within thirty (30) days after presentation by such Lender of a statement in the amount and setting forth in reasonable detail such Lender's calculation thereof and the assumptions upon which such calculation was based (which statement shall be deemed true and correct absent manifest error). In determining such amount, such Lender may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender's right to demand such compensation; provided, that, (A) no Borrower shall be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section for any reductions in return incurred more than one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the date that such Lender notifies Borrowers of such law, rule, regulation or guideline giving rise to such reductions and of such Lender's intention to claim compensation therefore and (B) if such claim arises by reason of the adoption of or change in any law, rule, regulation or guideline that is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof. For purposes of this Section 2.11 (a), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority), the Bank for International Settlements and all rules, regulations, orders, requests, guidelines or directives in connection therewith are deemed to have been enacted and become effective after the date of this Agreement.
(b)    If any Lender requests additional or increased costs referred to in Section 2.10(d)(i) or amounts under Section 2.15(d)(i) or sends a notice under Section 2.10(d)(ii) or Section 2.15(d)(ii) relative to changed circumstances (any such Lender, an "Affected Lender"), then such Affected Lender shall use reasonable efforts to promptly designate a different one of its lending offices or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices or branches, if (i) in the reasonable judgment of such Affected Lender, such designation or assignment would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.10(d)(i) or Section 2.15(d)(i), as applicable, or would eliminate the illegality or impracticality of funding or maintaining LIBOR Rate Loans or BA Rate Loans and (ii) in the reasonable judgment of such Affected Lender, such designation or assignment would not subject it to any material unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be materially disadvantageous to it. Borrowers agree to pay all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by such Affected Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment. If, after such reasonable efforts, such Affected Lender does not so designate a different one of its lending offices or assign its rights to another of its offices or branches so as to eliminate Borrowers' obligation to pay any future amounts to such Affected Lender pursuant to Section 2.10(d)(i) or Section 2.15(d)(i), as applicable, or to enable Borrowers to obtain LIBOR Rate Loans or BA Rate Loans, then Borrowers (without prejudice to any amounts then due to such Affected Lender under Section 2.10(d)(i) or Section 2.15(d)(i), as applicable) may, unless prior to the effective date of any such assignment the Affected Lender withdraws its request for such additional amounts under Section 2.10(d)(i) or Section 2.15(d)(i), as applicable, or indicates that it is no longer unlawful or impractical to fund or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans or BA Rate Loans, may seek a substitute Lender reasonably acceptable to Agent to purchase the Obligations owed to such Affected Lender and such Affected Lender's Commitments hereunder (a "Replacement Lender"), and if such Replacement Lender agrees to such purchase, such Affected Lender shall assign to the Replacement Lender its Obligations and Commitments, pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance Agreement, and upon such purchase by the Replacement Lender, such Replacement Lender shall be deemed to be a "Lender" for purposes of this Agreement and such Affected Lender shall cease to be a "Lender" for purposes of this Agreement.
2.12.    Increase in US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit.
(a)    Administrative Borrower may, at any time, deliver a written request to Agent to increase the US Maximum Credit or the Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable. Any such written request shall specify the amount of the increase in the US Maximum Credit or the Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, that Borrowers are requesting, provided, that, (i) the aggregate amount of all such increases which result in an increase to the US Maximum Credit or the Maximum Credit shall not exceed $50,000,000 (for the sake of clarity, it is understood that increases solely to the Canadian Maximum Credit shall not count against such $50,000,000 cap), (ii) any such request shall be for an increase of not less than $10,000,000, (iii) any such request shall be irrevocable, (iv) in no event shall there be more than one such increase in any calendar quarter, (v) in no event shall there be more than four (4) such increases during the term of this Agreement, and (vi) no Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing.
(b)    Upon the receipt by Agent of any such written request, Agent shall notify each of the US Lenders or each of the Canadian Lenders, as applicable, of such request and each US Lender and each Canadian Lender, as applicable, shall have the option (but not the obligation) to increase the amount of its US Commitment or Canadian Commitment, as applicable, by an amount up to its Pro Rata Share of the amount of the increase thereof requested by Administrative Borrower as set forth in the notice from Agent to such US Lender or Canadian Lender. Each US Lender or each Canadian Lender, as applicable, shall notify Agent within fifteen (15) days after the receipt of such notice from Agent whether it is willing to so increase its US Commitment or Canadian Commitment, as applicable, and if so, the amount of such increase; provided, that, (i) the minimum increase in the US Commitments of each such US Lender providing the additional US Commitments, or in the Canadian Commitments of each such Canadian Lender providing the additional Canadian Commitments, shall equal or exceed $2,500,000, and (ii) no US Lender or Canadian Lender, as applicable, shall be obligated to provide such increase in its US Commitment or Canadian Commitment and the determination to increase the US Commitment of a US Lender or the Canadian Commitment of a Canadian Lender shall be within the sole and absolute discretion of such US Lender or Canadian Lender. If the aggregate amount of the increases in the US Commitments received from the US Lenders or the aggregate amount of the increases in the Canadian Commitments received from the Canadian Lenders, as applicable, does not equal or exceed the amount of the increase in the US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, requested by Borrowers, Agent may seek additional increases from US Lenders or Canadian Lenders, as applicable, or US Commitments or Canadian Commitments, as applicable, from such Eligible Transferees as it may determine, after consultation with Borrowers. In the event US Lenders or Canadian Lenders, as applicable (or US Lenders or Canadian Lenders, as applicable, and any such Eligible Transferees, as the case may be), have committed in writing to provide increases in their US Commitments or Canadian Commitments, as applicable, or new US Commitments or new Canadian Commitments in an aggregate amount in excess of the increase in the US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit requested by Administrative Borrower or permitted hereunder, Agent shall then have the right to allocate such commitments, first to US Lenders or Canadian Lenders, as applicable, and then to Eligible Transferees, in such amounts and manner as Agent may determine, after consultation with Borrowers.
(c)    The US Maximum Credit or the Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, shall be increased by the amount of the increase in the applicable US Commitments or Canadian Commitments from Lenders or new US Commitments or Canadian Commitments, as applicable, from Eligible Transferees, in each case selected in accordance with Section 2.12(b) above, for which Agent has received Assignment and Acceptances thirty (30) days after the date of the request by Administrative Borrower for the increase or such earlier date as Agent and Administrative Borrower may agree (but subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth below), whether or not the aggregate amount of the increase in US Commitments and new US Commitments, as the case may be, or in Canadian Commitments and new Canadian Commitments, as the case may be less than, equal to or exceed the amount of the increase in the US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, requested by Administrative Borrower in accordance with the terms hereof (provided, that, in the event that the aggregate amount of the increase in Commitments and/or new Commitments offered by Lenders or Eligible Transferees in response to the request of Agent as described above is greater than the aggregate amount requested, Administrative Borrower may, at its option, elect to increase the Commitments to such greater amount, so long as Administrative Borrower gives prompt and timely written notice to Agent of the exercise of such option), effective on the date that each of the following conditions have been satisfied:
(i)    Agent shall have received from each US Lender or Canadian Lender, as applicable, or Eligible Transferee that is providing an additional US Commitment or Canadian Commitment as part of the increase in the US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit, an Assignment and Acceptance duly executed by such US Lender or Canadian Lender, as applicable, or Eligible Transferee and Borrowers, provided, that, the aggregate US Commitments or Canadian Commitments set forth in such Assignment and Acceptance(s) shall be not less than $1,000,000;
(ii)    the conditions precedent to the making of Revolving Loans set forth in Section 3.2 shall be satisfied as of the date of the increase in the US Maximum Credit or the Canadian Maximum Credit, both before and after giving effect to such increase;
(iii)    such increase in the US Maximum Credit or the Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, on the date of the effectiveness thereof, shall not violate any applicable law, regulation or order or decree of any court or other Governmental Authority and shall not be enjoined, temporarily, preliminarily or permanently;
(iv)    there shall have been paid to each US Lender or Canadian Lender, as applicable, and Eligible Transferee providing an additional US Commitment or Canadian Commitment in connection with such increase in the US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit all fees and expenses due and payable to such Person on or before the effectiveness of such increase; and
(v)    there shall have been paid to Agent, for the account of the Agent and US Lenders or Canadian Lenders, as applicable (in accordance with any agreement among them) all fees and expenses (including reasonable fees and expenses of counsel) due and payable pursuant to any of the Loan Documents on or before the effectiveness of such increase.
(d)    As of the effective date of any such increase in the US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit, each reference to the term US Commitments and US Maximum Credit herein, as applicable, or the term Canadian Commitments and Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, and in any of the other Loan Documents shall be deemed amended to mean the amount of the US Commitments and US Maximum Credit or the amount of the Canadian Commitments and Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable, specified in the most recent written notice from Agent to Administrative Borrower of the increase in the US Commitments and US Maximum Credit, as applicable, or in the increase in the Canadian Commitments and Canadian Maximum Credit, as applicable.
(e)    Effective on the date of each increase in the US Maximum Credit pursuant to this Section 2.12, each reference in this Agreement to an amount of US Excess Availability shall, automatically and without any further action, be deemed to be increased so that the ratio of the amount of US Excess Availability to the amount of the US Maximum Credit after such increase in the US Maximum Credit remains the same as the ratio of such the amount of US Excess Availability to the amount of the US Maximum Credit prior to such increase in the US Maximum Credit.
(f)    Effective on the date of each increase in the Canadian Maximum Credit pursuant to this Section 2.12, each reference in this Agreement to an amount of Canadian Excess Availability shall, automatically and without any further action, be deemed to be increased so that the ratio of the amount of Canadian Excess Availability to the amount of the Canadian Maximum Credit after such increase in the Canadian Maximum Credit remains the same as the ratio of such the amount of Canadian Excess Availability to the amount of the Canadian Maximum Credit prior to such increase in the Canadian Maximum Credit.
2.13.    Defaulting Lenders.
(a)    Defaulting Lender Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as such Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable law:
(i)    Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender's right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definitions of Required Lenders and Supermajority Lenders and as set forth in Section 14.1(e).
(ii)    Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Section 8 or otherwise) or received by Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 16.1 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to Issuing Lender or Swing Lender hereunder; third, to provide cash collateral for the Issuing Lender's Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.13(e) below; fourth, as Administrative Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing), to the funding of any Revolving Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by Agent; fifth, if so determined by Agent and Administrative Borrower, to be held in a Deposit Account and released pro rata in order to (A) satisfy such Defaulting Lender's potential future funding obligations with respect to Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans, Protective Advances and Overadvances) under this Agreement and (B) provide cash collateral for the benefit of Issuing Lender with respect to future Fronting Exposure of Issuing Lender; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to Lenders, the Issuing Lender or Swing Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the Issuing Lender or Swing Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender's breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing, to the payment of any amounts owing to Parent as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by Parent against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender's breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided, that, if (A) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Revolving Loans or Letter of Credit Disbursements in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (B) such Revolving Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 were satisfied and waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Revolving Loans of, and Letter of Credit Disbursements owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Revolving Loans of, or Letter of Credit Disbursements owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Revolving Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit and Swing Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments without giving effect to Section 2.13(a)(iv). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post cash collateral pursuant to Section 2.13(e) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(iii)    Certain Fees.
(A)    No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any unused line fee under Section 2.8(c) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and Borrowers shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to such Defaulting Lender).
(B)    Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive letter of credit fees under Section 2.8(b) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Pro Rata Share of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided cash collateral pursuant to Section 2.13(e).
(C)    With respect to any Letter of Credit fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, Borrowers shall (A) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender's participation in Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (c) below, (B) pay to Issuing Lender and Swing Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to Issuing Lender's or Swing Lender's Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (C) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iv)    Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender's participation in Letters of Credit and Swing Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender's Commitment) but only to the extent that (A) the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless Borrowers shall have otherwise notified the Agent at such time, Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (B) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate outstanding Revolving Loans and participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Loans and Overadvances of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender's Commitment. No reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender's increased exposure following such reallocation.
(v)    Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swing Loans. If the reallocation described in clause (iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, Borrowers shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, (A) first, prepay Swing Loans in an amount equal to Swing Lender's Fronting Exposure and (B) second, provide cash collateral for the Issuing Lender's Fronting Exposure in accordance with Section 2.13(e).
(b)    Defaulting Lender Cure. If Borrowers, Agent, Swing Lender and Issuing Lender agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any cash collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Loans to be held pro rata by the Lenders in accordance with the Commitments (without giving effect to Section 2.13(a)(iv)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided, that, (i) no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and (ii) except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender's having been a Defaulting Lender.
(c)    New Swing Loans/Letters of Credit. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) Swing Lender shall not be required to fund any Swing Loan unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect to such Swing Loan and (ii) no Issuing Lender or Underlying Issuer shall be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.
(d)    Counterparties. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, such Lender shall not be a counterparty with respect to any Hedge Agreement which gives rise to a Hedge Obligation entered into while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender.
(e)    Cash Collateral. At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one (1) Business Day following the written request of Agent or Issuing Lender (with a copy to Agent), Borrowers shall provide cash collateral to secure the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 2.13(a)(iv) above and any cash collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than one hundred three percent (103%) of the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender.
(i)    Grant of Security Interest. Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to, for the benefit of the Issuing Lender, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash collateral as security for such Defaulting Lender's obligation to fund participations in respect of Obligations in connection with Letters of Credit, to be applied pursuant to clause (e)(ii) below. If at any time Agent determines that such cash collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than Agent and Issuing Lender as herein provided (other than the Permitted Liens), or that the total amount of such cash collateral is less than the amount specified above, Borrowers shall, promptly upon demand by Agent, pay or provide to Agent additional cash collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any cash collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).
(ii)    Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, cash collateral provided under this Section in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender's obligation to fund participations in respect of Obligations in connection with Letters of Credit (including, as to cash collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the cash collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
(iii)    Termination of Requirement. Cash collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Issuing Lender's Fronting Exposure shall no longer be required to be held as cash collateral pursuant to this Section following (A) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender), or (B) the determination by Agent and Issuing Lender that there exists excess cash collateral; provided that, (1) the Person providing cash collateral and Issuing Lender may agree that cash collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations and (2) to the extent that such cash collateral was provided by Borrowers, such cash collateral shall remain subject to the security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.
2.14.    Joint and Several Liability of US Borrowers.
(a)    Each US Borrower is accepting joint and several liability hereunder and under the other Loan Documents in consideration of the financial accommodations to be provided by the Lender Group under this Agreement, for the mutual benefit, directly and indirectly, of each Borrower and in consideration of the undertakings of the other US Borrowers to accept joint and several liability for the Obligations.
(b)    Each US Borrower, jointly and severally, hereby irrevocably and unconditionally accepts, not merely as a surety but also as a co-debtor, joint and several liability with the other Borrowers to the extent required hereunder, with respect to the payment and performance of all of the Obligations (including any Obligations arising under this Section 2.14), it being the intention of the parties hereto that all the Obligations shall be the joint and several obligations of each US Borrower without preferences or distinction among them.
(c)    If and to the extent that any Borrower shall fail to make any payment with respect to any of the Obligations as and when due or to perform any of the Obligations in accordance with the terms thereof, then in each such event the other US Borrowers will make such payment with respect to, or perform, such Obligation until such time as all of the Obligations are paid in full.
(d)    The Obligations of each Borrower under the provisions of this Section 2.14 constitute the absolute and unconditional, full recourse Obligations of such Borrower enforceable against such Borrower to the full extent of its properties and assets, irrespective of the validity, regularity or enforceability of the provisions of this Agreement (other than this Section 2.14(d)) or any other circumstances whatsoever.
(e)    Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, each Borrower hereby waives notice of acceptance of its joint and several liability to the extent provided in this Section 2.14, notice of any Revolving Loans or Letters of Credit issued under or pursuant to this Agreement, notice of the occurrence of any Default, Event of Default, or of any demand for any payment under this Agreement, notice of any action at any time taken or omitted by Agent or Lenders under or in respect of any of the Obligations, any requirement of diligence or to mitigate damages and, generally, to the extent permitted by applicable law, all demands, notices and other formalities of every kind in connection with this Agreement (except as otherwise provided in this Agreement). Each Borrower hereby assents to, and waives notice of, any extension or postponement of the time for the payment of any of the Obligations for which it may become liable under this Section 2.14, the acceptance of any payment of any of the Obligations for which it may become liable under this Section 2.14, the acceptance of any partial payment thereon, any waiver, consent or other action or acquiescence by Agent or Lenders at any time or times in respect of any default by any Borrower in the performance or satisfaction of any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement, any and all other indulgences whatsoever by Agent or Lenders in respect of any of the Obligations for which it may become liable under this Section 2.14, and the taking, addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, at any time or times, of any security for any of the Obligations for which it may become liable under this Section 2.14 or the addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, of any Borrower. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower assents to any other action or delay in acting or failure to act on the part of any Agent or Lender with respect to the failure by any Borrower to comply with any of its respective Obligations, including, without limitation, any failure strictly or diligently to assert any right or to pursue any remedy or to comply fully with applicable laws or regulations thereunder, which might, but for the provisions of this Section 2.14 afford grounds for terminating, discharging or relieving any Borrower, in whole or in part, from any of its Obligations under this Section 2.14, it being the intention of each Borrower that, so long as any of the Obligations (or Canadian Obligations in the case of Canadian Borrowers) hereunder remain unsatisfied, the Obligations of such Borrower under this Section 2.14 shall not be discharged except by performance and then only to the extent of such performance. The Obligations of each Borrower under this Section 2.14 shall not be diminished or rendered unenforceable by any winding up, reorganization, arrangement, liquidation, reconstruction or similar proceeding with respect to any other Borrower or any Agent or Lender.
(f)    Each Borrower represents and warrants to Agent and Lenders that such Borrower is currently informed of the financial condition of the US Borrowers or the Canadian Borrowers or both, as applicable, and of all other circumstances which a diligent inquiry would reveal and which bear upon the risk of nonpayment of the Obligations for which such Borrower may become liable under this Section 2.14. Each Borrower further represents and warrants to Agent and Lenders that such Borrower has read and understands the terms and conditions of the Loan Documents. Each Borrower hereby covenants that such Borrower will continue to keep informed of the financial condition of the US Borrowers or Canadian Borrowers or both, as applicable, and of all other circumstances which bear upon the risk of nonpayment or nonperformance of the Obligations for which such Borrower may become liable under this Section 2.14.
(g)    The provisions of this Section 2.14 are made for the benefit of Agent, each member of the Lender Group, each Bank Product Provider, and their respective successors and assigns, and may be enforced by it or them from time to time against any or all Borrowers as often as occasion therefor may arise and without requirement on the part of Agent, any member of the Lender Group, any Bank Product Provider, or any of their successors or assigns first to marshal any of its or their claims or to exercise any of its or their rights against any Borrower or to exhaust any remedies available to it or them against any Borrower or to resort to any other source or means of obtaining payment of any of the Obligations hereunder or to elect any other remedy. The provisions of this Section 2.14 shall remain in effect until all of the Obligations shall have been paid in full or otherwise fully satisfied. If at any time, any payment, or any part thereof, made in respect of any of the Obligations, is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned by Agent or any Lender upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, or otherwise, the provisions of this Section 2.14 will forthwith be reinstated in effect, as though such payment had not been made.
(h)    Each Borrower hereby agrees that it will not enforce any of its rights of contribution or subrogation against any other US Borrower or Canadian Borrower or both, as applicable, with respect to any liability incurred by it hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents, any payments made by it to Agent or Lenders with respect to any of the Obligations or any collateral security therefor until such time as all of the Obligations have been paid in full in cash. Any claim which any Borrower may have against any other Borrower with respect to any payments to any Agent or any member of the Lender Group hereunder or under any of the Bank Product Agreements are hereby expressly made subordinate and junior in right of payment, without limitation as to any increases in the Obligations arising hereunder or thereunder, to the prior payment in full in cash of the Obligations and, in the event of any insolvency, bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation, reorganization or other similar proceeding under the laws of any jurisdiction relating to any Borrower, its debts or its assets, whether voluntary or involuntary, all such Obligations shall be paid in full in cash before any payment or distribution of any character, whether in cash, securities or other property, shall be made to any other Borrower therefor.
(i)    Each Borrower hereby agrees that after the occurrence and during the continuance of any Default or Event of Default, such Borrower will not demand, sue for or otherwise attempt to collect any indebtedness of any other Borrower owing to such Borrower until the Obligations shall have been paid in full in cash. If, notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, such Borrower shall collect, enforce or receive any amounts in respect of such indebtedness, such amounts shall be collected, enforced and received by such Borrower as trustee for Agent, and such Borrower shall deliver any such amounts to Agent for application to the Obligations in accordance with Section 2.3(b).
(j)    For the avoidance of doubt, each member of the Lender Group and each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, and notwithstanding that each US Borrower may be jointly and severally liable for all Obligations (including the Canadian Obligations), the Obligations of the Canadian Borrowers under the Loan Documents shall be separate and distinct from the US Obligations and are expressly limited to the Canadian Obligations. In furtherance of the foregoing, each member of the Lender Group and each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that the liability of any Canadian Borrower for the payment and performance of its covenants, representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be several from but not joint with the Obligations of the US Borrowers; the Canadian Borrowers shall not guarantee any US Obligations; and the Canadian Collateral shall not secure or be applied in satisfaction, by way of payment, prepayment, or otherwise, of all or any portion of the US Obligations.
2.15.    BA Rate Option.
(a)    Interest and Interest Payment Dates. In lieu of having interest charged at the rate based upon the Base Rate, Canadian Borrowers shall have the option, subject to Section 2.15(b) below (the "BA Rate Option") to have interest on all or a portion of the Canadian Revolving Loans to be made in Canadian Dollars be charged (whether at the time when made (unless otherwise provided herein), upon conversion from a Base Rate Loan to a BA Rate Loan, or upon continuation of a BA Rate Loan as a BA Rate Loan) at a rate of interest based upon the BA Rate. Interest on BA Rate Loans shall be payable on the earliest of (i) the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto; (ii) the date on which all or any portion of the Obligations become due and payable pursuant to the terms hereof, or (iii) the date on which this Agreement is terminated pursuant to the terms hereof. On the last day of each applicable Interest Period, unless Canadian Borrowers properly have exercised the BA Rate Option with respect thereto, the interest rate applicable to such BA Rate Loan automatically shall convert to the rate of interest then applicable to Base Rate Loans in Canadian Dollars. At any time that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, at the written election of the Required Lenders, Borrowers no longer shall have the option to request that Canadian Revolving Loans made in Canadian Dollars bear interest at a rate based upon the BA Rate.
(b)    BA Rate Election.
(i)    Canadian Borrowers may, at any time and from time to time, so long as Borrowers have not received a notice from Agent, after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, of the election of the Required Lenders to terminate the right of Canadian Borrowers to exercise the BA Rate Option during the continuance of such Event of Default, elect to exercise the BA Rate Option by notifying Agent prior to 11:00 a.m., at least three (3) Business Days prior to the commencement of the proposed Interest Period (the "BA Rate Deadline"). Notice of Canadian Borrowers' election of the BA Rate Option for a portion of the Revolving Loans to be made in Canadian Dollars and an Interest Period pursuant to this Section 2.15(b) shall be made by delivery to Agent of a BA Rate Notice received by Agent before the BA Rate Deadline, or by telephonic notice received by Agent before the BA Rate Deadline (to be confirmed by delivery to Agent of a BA Rate Notice received by Agent prior to 5:00 p.m., on the same day). Promptly upon its receipt of each such BA Rate Notice, Agent shall provide a copy thereof to each of the affected Lenders.
(ii)    Each BA Rate Notice shall be irrevocable and binding on Borrowers. In connection with each BA Rate Loan, Borrowers shall, jointly and severally (subject to Section 2.14(j)) indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and the Lenders harmless against any loss, cost, or expense actually incurred by Agent or any Lender as a result of (A) the payment of any principal of any BA Rate Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (B) the conversion of any BA Rate Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, or (C) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any BA Rate Loan on the date specified in any BA Rate Notice delivered pursuant hereto (such losses, costs, or expenses, "BA Funding Losses"). A certificate of Agent or a Lender delivered to Administrative Borrower setting forth in reasonable detail any amount or amounts that Agent or such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Borrowers shall pay such amount to Agent or the Lender, as applicable, within thirty (30) days of the date of its receipt of such certificate. If a payment of a BA Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the applicable Interest Period would result in a BA Funding Loss, Agent may, in its sole discretion at the request of Administrative Borrower, hold the amount of such payment as cash collateral in support of the Obligations until the last day of such Interest Period and apply such amounts to the payment of the applicable BA Rate Loan on such last day, it being agreed that Agent has no obligation to so defer the application of payments to any BA Rate Loan and that, in the event that Agent does not defer such application, Borrowers shall be obligated to pay any resulting BA Funding Losses.
(iii)    Borrowers shall have not more than ten (10) BA Rate Loans and/or LIBOR Rate Loans in effect at any given time. Borrowers may only exercise the BA Rate Option for proposed BA Rate Loans of at least C$1,000,000.
(c)    Conversion. Borrowers may convert Base Rate Loans in Canadian Dollars to BA Rate Loans at any time by exercising the BA Rate Option. Borrowers may convert BA Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans at any time; provided, that, in the event that BA Rate Loans are converted or prepaid on any date that is not the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, including as a result of any automatic prepayment through the required application by Agent of proceeds of Borrowers' and their Restricted Subsidiaries' Collections in accordance with Section 2.3(b) or for any other reason, including early termination of the term of this Agreement or acceleration of all or any portion of the Obligations pursuant to the terms hereof, Borrowers shall, jointly and severally (subject to Section 2.14(j)) indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and the Lenders harmless against any and all BA Funding Losses in accordance with Section 2.15(b)(ii).
(d)    Special Provisions Applicable to BA Rate.
(i)    The BA Rate may be adjusted by Agent with respect to any Lender on a prospective basis to take into account any additional or increased costs to such Lender of maintaining or obtaining any funding for BA Rate Loans or increased costs, in each case, due to changes in applicable law occurring subsequent to the commencement of the then applicable Interest Period, which additional or increased costs would increase the cost of funding or maintaining loans bearing interest at the BA Rate. In any such event, the affected Lender shall give Administrative Borrower and Agent notice of such a determination and adjustment and Agent promptly shall transmit the notice to each other Lender and, upon its receipt of the notice from the affected Lender, Administrative Borrower may, by notice to such affected Lender (A) require such Lender to furnish to Administrative Borrower a statement setting forth the basis for adjusting such BA Rate and the method for determining the amount of such adjustment, or (B) repay the BA Rate Loans with respect to which such adjustment is made (together with any amounts due under Section 2.15(b)(ii)).
(ii)    In the event that any change in market conditions or any law, regulation, treaty, or directive, or any change therein or in the interpretation or application thereof, shall at any time after the date hereof, in the reasonable opinion of any Lender, make it unlawful or impractical for such Lender to fund or maintain BA Rate Loans or to continue such funding or maintaining, or to determine or charge interest rates at the BA Rate, such Lender shall give notice of such changed circumstances to Agent and Administrative Borrower and Agent promptly shall transmit the notice to each other Lender and (A) in the case of any BA Rate Loans of such Lender that are outstanding, the date specified in such Lender's notice shall be deemed to be the last day of the Interest Period of such BA Rate Loans, and interest upon the BA Rate Loans of such Lender thereafter shall accrue interest at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans, and (B) Borrowers shall not be entitled to elect the BA Rate Option until such Lender determines that it would no longer be unlawful or impractical to do so.
(e)    No Requirement of Matched Funding. Anything to the contrary contained herein notwithstanding, neither Agent, nor any Lender, nor any of their Participants, is required actually to issue bills of exchange or depository notes to fund or otherwise match fund any Obligation as to which interest accrues at the BA Rate.
3.
CONDITIONS; TERM OF AGREEMENT.
3.1.    Conditions Precedent to the Initial Extension of Credit. The obligation of each Lender to make its initial extension of credit provided for hereunder is subject to the fulfillment, to the satisfaction of Agent and each Lender, of each of the conditions precedent set forth on Schedule 3.1 (the delivery to Agent of an executed signature page to this Agreement by a Lender being conclusively deemed to be its satisfaction with, or waiver of, the conditions precedent).
3.2.    Conditions Precedent to all Extensions of Credit. The obligation of the Lender Group (or any member thereof) to make any Revolving Loans hereunder (or to issue any Letter of Credit or amend or extend any Letter of Credit) at any time shall be subject to the following conditions precedent:
(a)    as of the date of any such Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) and after giving effect thereto, the representations and warranties of Parent or its Subsidiaries contained in this Agreement or in the other Loan Documents that are qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct and the representations and warranties that are not so qualified shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such extension of credit, as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate solely to an earlier date);
(b)    as of the date of any such Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing;
(c)    as of the date of any such Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) and after giving effect thereto, the (i) the outstanding principal amount of US Revolving Loans and US Swing Loans plus the US Letter of Credit Usage shall not exceed the lesser of the US Borrowing Base or the US Maximum Credit and (ii) outstanding principal amount of Canadian Revolving Loans and Canadian Swing Loans plus the Canadian Letter of Credit Usage shall not exceed the lesser of the Canadian Borrowing Base or the Canadian Maximum Credit; and
(d)    as of the date of any such Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) and after giving effect thereto, the outstanding principal amount of the Loans plus the Letter of Credit Usage shall not exceed the Term Loan Debt Limit and upon Agent's request, Agent shall have received such certificate in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, from an Authorized Person so stating (provided, that, in the event of an Overadvance as a result of the establishment of a new category of reserves or a change in the methodology of the calculation of an existing reserve, or as a result of the making of a Loan other than at the request of a Borrower (or Administrative Borrower on behalf of any Borrower), whether a Protective Advance or by charging the Loan Account, such amounts shall only be required to be included in the certificate to the extent Agent has provided notice thereof to Administrative Borrower or Administrative Borrower otherwise has knowledge thereof).
3.3.    Maturity. This Agreement shall continue in full force and effect for a term ending on February 24, 2022 (the "Maturity Date"), subject to the rights of the Lender Group to terminate the Commitments as provided in Section 9 and the rights of Borrowers as provided in Section 3.5.
3.4.    Effect of Maturity. On the Maturity Date, all commitments of the Lender Group to provide additional credit hereunder shall automatically be terminated and all of the Obligations immediately shall become due and payable without notice or demand and Borrowers shall be required to repay all of the Obligations in full. No termination of the obligations of the Lender Group (other than payment in full of the Obligations and termination of the Commitments) shall relieve or discharge any Loan Party of its duties, obligations, or covenants hereunder or under any other Loan Document and Agent's Liens in the Collateral shall continue to secure the Obligations and shall remain in effect until all Obligations have been paid in full and the Commitments have been terminated. When all of the Obligations have been paid in full and the Lender Group's obligations to provide additional credit under the Loan Documents have been terminated irrevocably, Agent will, at Borrowers' sole expense, execute and deliver any termination statements, lien releases, discharges of security interests, and other similar discharge or release documents (and, if applicable, in recordable form) as are reasonably necessary to release, as of record, Agent's Liens and all notices of Liens previously filed by Agent and Loan Parties shall execute and deliver to Agent a release of Agent and Lenders in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
3.5.    Early Termination by Borrowers. Borrowers have the option, at any time upon reasonable prior written notice to Agent (but in any event not less than three (3) Business Days), to terminate this Agreement and terminate the Commitments hereunder by repaying to Agent all of the Obligations in full.
4.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
In order to induce the Lender Group to enter into this Agreement, each Loan Party makes the following representations and warranties to the Lender Group which shall be true, correct, and complete, in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), as of the Effective Date, and shall be true, correct, and complete, in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), as of the date of the making of each Loan (or other extension of credit) made thereafter, as though made on and as of the date of such Loan (or other extension of credit) (except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate solely to an earlier date) and such representations and warranties shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement:
4.1.    Due Organization and Qualification; Subsidiaries.
(a)    Each Loan Party (i) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (ii) has all requisite corporate or other organizational power and authority to (A) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (B) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party and consummate the Transactions, and (iii) is duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license; in each case referred to in clause (ii)(A) or (iii), where the failure to do so has, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    As of the Effective Date, Parent has no Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Schedule 4.1, and as of the Effective Date all of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable (in each case, to the extent such concept is applicable under applicable Law) and are owned by the Persons and in the amounts specified on Schedule 4.1 free and clear of all Liens except those created under the Loan Documents, the Term Loan Documents and Permitted Liens.
4.2.    Due Authorization; No Conflict.
(a)    As to each Loan Party, the execution, delivery, and performance by such Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or organizational action on the part of such Loan Party.
(b)    Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents by any Loan Party nor the consummation of the Transactions, nor compliance with the terms and provisions hereof or thereof by any of them will conflict with, constitute a default under or result in (a) any breach of (i) the terms and conditions of the certificate of incorporation, bylaws, certificate of limited partnership, limited partnership agreement, partnership agreement, certificate of formation, limited liability company agreement or other Governing Documents of any Loan Party or (ii) any Law or any material agreement or instrument or order, writ, judgment, injunction or decree to which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which it or any of its Subsidiaries is bound or to which it is subject, where such conflict or default has, or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect or (b) the creation or enforcement of any Lien upon any property (now or hereafter acquired) of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (other than those created under the Loan Documents, the Term Loan Documents, the Series G Guarantee Security Agreements and any agreement governing Incremental Equivalent Debt or any agreements governing any Refinancing Indebtedness thereof).
4.3.    Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is required in connection with (a) the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or for the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, (b) the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Loan Documents, or (c) the perfection of the Liens created under the Loan Documents (including, subject to Permitted Liens, the first priority nature thereof to the extent required by the Loan Documents) except (i) for those registrations, exemptions, orders, authorizations, consents, approvals, notices or other actions that have been made, obtained, given or taken, (ii) filings and recordings with respect to the Collateral to be made, or otherwise delivered to Agent for filing and/or recordation or (iii) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings, the failure of which to obtain or make does not have, and could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
4.4.    Binding Obligations; Perfected Liens.
(a)    Each Loan Document has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is a party thereto and is the legally valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with its respective terms, except as enforcement may be limited by equitable principles or by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, or similar laws relating to or limiting creditors' rights generally.
(b)    The Liens in the Collateral granted to Agent pursuant to the Loan Documents constitute, to the extent required by the Loan Documents, valid and perfected first priority Liens, subject to the Permitted Liens. Except for filings contemplated on the Effective Date or such later date as is contemplated by this Agreement and the Loan Documents, no filings are required to perfect such Liens.
4.5.    Title to Assets; No Encumbrances.
(a)    Each of the Loan Parties and its Restricted Subsidiaries has (i) with respect to interests in owned Real Property, good record and marketable legal and insurable fee simple title, subject only to the Permitted Liens, (ii) with respect to leasehold interests in real or personal property, valid leasehold interests, subject only to the Permitted Liens, and (iii) with respect to all other property, good and marketable title to such assets, except (A) as to Real Property for minor defects in title that do not materially interfere with such Loan Party's or Subsidiary's ability to conduct its business and to utilize such assets for their intended purposes and (B) as to any property, the failure to have such title or other property interests does not have, and could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    The property of each Loan Party is subject to no Liens, other than Permitted Liens.
(c)    Schedule 4.5(c) sets forth as of the Effective Date a complete and accurate list of all Real Property owned by each Loan Party, showing as of the date hereof the street address, county or other relevant jurisdiction, state, record owner and, with respect to any Real Property having a book value in excess of $500,000, the book value (or, if available, fair market value) thereof.
(d)    Schedule 4.5(d) sets forth as of the Effective Date a complete and accurate list of all leases and subleases of Real Property, where Collateral having value in excess of $100,000 is located, under which Parent or any other Loan Party is the lessee or comparable party, showing as of the date hereof the street address, county or other relevant jurisdiction, state, lessor and lessee.
4.6.    Jurisdiction of Organization; Location of Chief Executive Office; Organizational Identification Number.
(a)    The name (within the meaning of the Code or PPSA, as applicable) and jurisdiction of organization of each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries, as of the Effective Date, is set forth on Schedule 4.6(a).
(b)    The chief executive office of each Loan Party (and the registered office of each Canadian Loan Party) as of the Effective Date, is located at the address indicated on Schedule 4.6(b).
(c)    Each Loan Party's tax identification or business numbers (or in the case of any non-U.S. Loan Party that does not have a U.S. taxpayer identification number, its unique identification number issued to it by the jurisdiction of its incorporation or residence for tax purposes) and organizational identification numbers, if any, are identified on Schedule 4.6(c) as of the Effective Date.
4.7.    Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrowers, threatened, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries that (a) individually or in the aggregate, if adversely determined, has or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or the consummation of the transactions contemplated under this Agreement, other than any proceeding brought by a Loan Party against a Defaulting Lender in respect of such Defaulting Lender's action or inaction under this Agreement.
4.8.    Compliance with Laws. Other than with respect to Anti-Corruption Laws (as specified below), each Loan Party and each Subsidiary thereof is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, (a) except in such instances where such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is subject to a Permitted Protest or (b) where the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, has, or would reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect. With respect to anti-corruption Laws, orders, writs, injunctions and decrees, including without limitation, those described in Section 4.18 below (collectively, "Anti-Corruption Laws"), each Loan Party and each Subsidiary thereof is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all such Laws and all such orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances where such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is subject to a Permitted Protest.
4.9.    Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.
(a)    The audited financial statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; (ii) fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness, in each case to the extent required by GAAP.
(b)    Since December 31, 2016, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.10.    Solvency.
(a)    Each Borrower, individually, is Solvent and Parent and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent.
(b)    No transfer of property is being made by any Loan Party and no obligation is being incurred by any Loan Party in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud either present or future creditors of such Loan Party.
4.11.    Employee Benefits.
(a)    Each Plan is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the IRC and other federal or state laws, where the failure to so comply has, or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. Each Pension Plan that is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the IRC has received a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that the form of such Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the IRC and the trust related thereto has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the IRC, or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Service. To the knowledge of Borrowers, nothing has occurred that would prevent or cause the loss of such tax qualified status where any such occurrence has, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    There are no pending or, to the knowledge of Borrowers, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or actions by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that has, or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. There has been no prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that has, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
(c)    Except as set forth in Schedule 4.11, hereto, (i) no ERISA Event has occurred, and neither Parent nor any ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event; (ii) Parent and each ERISA Affiliate has met all applicable requirements under the Pension Funding Rules in respect of each Pension Plan, and no waiver of the minimum funding standards under the Pension Funding Rules has been applied for or obtained in respect of any Pension Plan; and (iii) neither Parent nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan, except, with respect to subsections (i) through (iii) above, as could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(d)    As of the Effective Date, no Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries maintains, sponsors, administers, contributes to, participates in or has any liability in respect of any Specified Canadian Pension Plan, nor has any such Person ever maintained, sponsored, administered, contributed or participated in any Specified Canadian Pension Plan. Except as, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (i) the Canadian Pension Plans are duly registered under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any other applicable Laws which require registration, have been administered in accordance with the Income Tax Act (Canada) and such other applicable Law and no event has occurred which could cause the loss of such registered status, (ii) all obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries (including fiduciary, funding, investment and administration obligations) required to be performed in connection with the Canadian Pension Plans and the funding agreements relating thereto have been performed on a timely basis, and (iii) all contributions, premiums or payments required to be made or paid by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries to the Canadian Pension Plans have been made on a timely basis in accordance with the terms of such plans and all applicable Laws.
4.12.    Environmental Condition.
(a)    Parent, for itself and the other Loan Parties, conducts in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of existing Environmental Laws relating to remedial obligations and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law on their respective businesses, operations and properties, and as a result thereof the Borrowers have reasonably concluded that such effect of existing Environmental Laws relating to remedial actions and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law that has, or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect (including for this purpose taking into account any reserves).
(b)    Except as otherwise set forth in Schedule 4.12 or where such status or condition could not, individually or in the aggregate, have or reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (i) none of the properties currently or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is listed or proposed for listing on the NPL or on the CERCLIS or any analogous foreign, state or local list or is adjacent to any such property; (ii) there are no and have never been any underground or above ground storage tanks or any surface impoundments, septic tanks, pits, sumps or lagoons in which Hazardous Materials are being or have been treated, stored or disposed on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or, to the best of the knowledge of the Loan Parties, on any property formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries; (iii) there is no asbestos or asbestos-containing material on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries; (iv) Hazardous Materials have not been released, discharged or disposed of on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries; (v) neither any Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is undertaking, either individually or together with other potentially responsible parties, any investigation or assessment or remedial or response action relating to any actual or threatened release, discharge or disposal of Hazardous Materials at any site, location or operation, either voluntarily or pursuant to the order of any Governmental Authority or the requirements of any Environmental Law; and (vi) all Hazardous Materials generated, used, treated, handled or stored at, or transported to or from, any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries have been disposed of in a manner that would not reasonably expected to result in liability to any Loan Party.
4.13.    Reserved.
4.14.    Reserved.
4.15.    Reserved.
4.16.    Complete Disclosure. All factual information taken as a whole (other than forward-looking information and projections and information of a general economic nature and general information about Borrowers' industry) furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in writing to Agent or any Lender (including all information contained in the Schedules hereto or in the other Loan Documents) for purposes of or in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, and all other such factual information taken as a whole (other than forward-looking information and projections and information of a general economic nature and general information about Borrowers' industry) hereafter furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in writing to Agent or any Lender will be, true and accurate, in all material respects, on the date as of which such information is dated or certified and will not omit to state any material fact necessary to make such information (taken as a whole) not misleading in any material respect at such time in light of the circumstances under which such information was provided. The Projections delivered to Agent on or about January 26, 2017 represent, and as of the date on which any other Projections are delivered to Agent, such additional Projections represent, Borrowers' good faith estimate, on the date such Projections are delivered, of the Loan Parties' and their Subsidiaries' future performance for the periods covered thereby based upon assumptions believed by Borrowers to be reasonable at the time of the delivery thereof to Agent (it being understood that such Projections are subject to uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, that no assurances can be given that such Projections will be realized, and that actual results may differ in a material manner from such Projections).
4.17.    Reserved.
4.18.    Patriot Act; Anti-Corruption Laws. To the extent applicable, each Loan Party is in compliance, in all material respects, with the (a) Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, (b) Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act of 2001) (the "Patriot Act"); and (c) Canadian AML Legislation. No part of the proceeds of the loans made hereunder will be used by any Loan Party or any of their Affiliates, directly or indirectly, (i) for any payments to any governmental official or employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of the FCPA, or (ii) in any other manner that would cause a violation in any material respect of any applicable anti-bribery laws. No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor to the knowledge of any Loan Party, any director or officer, or any employee, agent or Affiliate of, any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation in any material respect by such persons of any applicable anti-bribery law. Furthermore, each Loan Party and, to the knowledge of each Loan Party, its Affiliates have conducted their businesses in compliance in all material respects with the UK Bribery Act, the FCPA and similar laws, rules or regulations, in each case, to the extent applicable to the Loan Parties and, in their reasonable business judgment, have instituted and maintain policies and procedures designed to ensure continued compliance therewith.
4.19.    Reserved.
4.20.    Taxes. All material federal, state, provincial, local and other tax returns required to have been filed with respect to each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary of each Loan Party have been filed (or extensions have been obtained), and payment or adequate provision has been made for the payment of all taxes, fees, assessments and other governmental charges which have or may become due pursuant to said returns and all other material taxes and assessments owing by a Loan Party except to the extent that such taxes, fees, assessments and other charges are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which such reserves or other appropriate provisions, if any, as shall be required by GAAP shall have been made.
4.21.    Margin Stock. No Loan Party is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any Margin Stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the Federal Reserve Board), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock. No part of the proceeds of the loans made to Borrowers will be used to purchase or carry any such Margin Stock or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any such Margin Stock or for any purpose that violates the provisions of Regulation T, U or X of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve.
4.22.    Investment Company Act. None of Parent, any Person controlling Parent, or any Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an "investment company" under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or is subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act.
4.23.    OFAC. No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of any Sanctions applicable to the Loan Parties. No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor to the knowledge of any Loan Party, any director or officer, or any employee, agent or Affiliate of, any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (a) is a Sanctioned Person or a Sanctioned Entity, (b) has its assets located in Sanctioned Entities, (c) derives revenues from investments in, or transactions with Sanctioned Persons or Sanctioned Entities, or (d) is located, organized or a resident of a country or territory that is, or whose government is, the subject of Sanctions. No proceeds of any Revolving Loan (including any Swing Loan, Protective Advance or Overadvance) or any Letter of Credit will be used by a Loan Party (i) to fund any operations in, finance any investments or activities in, or make any payments to, a Sanctioned Person or a Sanctioned Entity, or (ii) in any other manner that would result in a violation of Sanctions by any Person (including without limitation any Person participating in Revolving Loans or Letters of Credit).
4.24.    Employee and Labor Matters. There is (i) no unfair labor practice complaint pending or, to the knowledge of Borrowers, threatened against Parent or its Subsidiaries before any Governmental Authority and no grievance or arbitration proceeding pending or threatened against Parent or its Restricted Subsidiaries which arises out of or under any collective bargaining agreement and that, individually or in the aggregate, has or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) no strike, labor dispute, slowdown, stoppage or similar action or grievance pending or threatened in writing against Parent or its Subsidiaries that, individually or in the aggregate, has or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither Parent nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has incurred any liability or obligation under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act or similar Laws, which remains unpaid or unsatisfied. The hours worked and payments made to employees of Parent or its Restricted Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable legal requirements, where such violations have or would, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. All material payments due from Parent or its Restricted Subsidiaries on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance, employer and employee deductions and premiums and other benefits have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of Parent, where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, has or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.25.    Eligible Life Insurance Policies. As to each Eligible Life Insurance Policy that is identified by any Borrower as an Eligible Life Insurance Policy in a US Borrowing Base Certificate submitted to Agent, such Eligible Life Insurance Policy is not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the excluding criteria (other than Agent-discretionary criteria) set forth in the definition of Eligible Life Insurance Policy.
4.26.    Eligible Accounts. As to each Account that is identified by any Borrower as an Eligible Account in a US Borrowing Base Certificate or a Canadian Borrowing Base Certificate submitted to Agent, such Account is (a) a bona fide existing payment obligation of the applicable Account Debtor created by the sale and delivery of Inventory or the rendition of services to such Account Debtor in the ordinary course of Borrowers' business, (b) owed to one or more of the Borrowers, and (c) not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the excluding criteria (other than Agent-discretionary criteria) set forth in the definition of Eligible Accounts.
4.27.    Eligible Inventory. As to each item of Inventory that is identified by any Borrower as Eligible Inventory in a US Borrowing Base Certificate or a Canadian Borrowing Base Certificate submitted to Agent, such Inventory is (a) of good and merchantable quality, free from known defects, and (b) not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the excluding criteria (other than Agent-discretionary criteria) set forth in the definition of Eligible Inventory.
4.28.    Locations of Inventory and Equipment. As of the Effective Date, the Inventory of the Loan Parties having an aggregate value in excess of $100,000 are not stored with a bailee, warehouseman, or similar party other than those identified on Schedule 4.28(a) and are otherwise located only at, or in-transit between or to, the locations identified on Schedule 4.28(b). As of the Effective Date, the Equipment (other than vehicles or Equipment out for repair) of the Loan Parties having an aggregate value in excess of $500,000 are not stored with a bailee, warehouseman, or similar party other than those identified on Schedule 4.28(a) and are otherwise located only at, or in-transit between or to, the locations identified on Schedule 4.28(b).
4.29.    Inventory Records. Each Loan Party keeps correct and accurate records in all material respects itemizing and describing the type, quality, and quantity of its Inventory and the book value thereof.
4.30.    No Default. No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
4.31.    Insurance. The properties of the Loan Parties are insured with financially sound insurance companies, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where Parent or the applicable Loan Party operates.
4.32.    Common Enterprise. Borrowers and Guarantors make up a related organization of various entities constituting a single economic and business enterprise so that Borrowers and Guarantors share an identity of interests such that any benefit received by any one of them benefits the others. Certain Borrowers and Guarantors render services to or for the benefit of the other Borrowers and/or Guarantors, as the case may be, purchase or sell and supply goods to or from or for the benefit of the others, make loans, advances and provide other financial accommodations to or for the benefit of the other Borrowers and Guarantors (including inter alia, the payment by Borrowers and Guarantors of creditors of the other Borrowers or Guarantors and guarantees by Borrowers and Guarantors of indebtedness of the other Borrowers and Guarantors and provide administrative, marketing, payroll and management services to or for the benefit of the other Borrowers and Guarantors). Borrowers and Guarantors have the same chief executive office, centralized accounting and legal services, certain common officers and directors and generally do not provide consolidating financial statements to creditors.
5.
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.
Each Loan Party covenants and agrees that, until termination of all of the Commitments and payment in full of the Obligations, the Loan Parties shall and shall cause each of their Restricted Subsidiaries to comply with each of the following:
5.1.    Financial Statements, Reports, Certificates.
(a)    (i) Deliver to Agent, with copies to each Lender, each of the financial statements, reports, and other items set forth on Schedule 5.1 no later than the times specified therein, (ii) maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of Parent or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, and (iii) cause each Subsidiary of a Loan Party to have the same fiscal year as Parent.
(b)    Documents required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1 (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which Parent posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on Parent's website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 5.1; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on Parent's behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by Agent); provided, that: (i) upon the written request of Agent, Parent shall deliver paper copies of such documents to Agent or any Lender that requests Parent to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by Agent or such Lender and (ii) Parent shall notify Agent (by telecopier or electronic mail) of the posting of any such documents and provide to Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, in every instance Parent shall be required to provide paper copies of the Compliance Certificates required by this Section 5.1 to Agent. Except for such Compliance Certificates, Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery or to maintain copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by Parent with any such request for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
(c)    Parent hereby acknowledges that (i) Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of Parent hereunder (collectively, "Borrower Materials") by posting Borrower Materials on IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the "Platform") and (ii) certain of the Lenders (each, a "Public Lender") may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to Parent or its Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons' securities. Parent hereby agrees that so long as Parent is the issuer of any outstanding debt or equity securities that are registered or issued pursuant to a private offering or is actively contemplating issuing any such securities it will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (A) all such Borrower Materials shall be clearly and conspicuously marked "PUBLIC" which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word "PUBLIC" shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (B) by marking Borrower Materials "PUBLIC," Parent shall be deemed to have authorized Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to Parent or its securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws (provided, that, to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Confidential Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 17.9); (C) all Borrower Materials marked "PUBLIC" are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated "Public Side Information;" and (D) Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked "PUBLIC" as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated "Public Side Information."
5.2.    Collateral Reporting. Provide Agent (and if so requested by Agent, with copies for each Lender) with each of the reports set forth on Schedule 5.2 at the times specified therein. In addition, each Borrower agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts in cooperation with Agent to facilitate and establish a system of electronic collateral reporting in order to provide electronic reporting of each of the items set forth on such Schedule.
5.3.    Existence. Except as otherwise permitted under Section 6.3 or Section 6.4, at all times maintain and preserve in full force and effect its existence (including being in good standing in its jurisdiction of organization) and all rights and franchises, licenses and permits material to its business where the failure to do so has or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; provided, that, no Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be required to preserve any such right or franchise, licenses or permits if such Person's Board of Directors (or similar governing body) shall determine that the failure to preserve it could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
5.4.    Maintenance of Properties. Except as otherwise permitted under Section 6.3 or Section 6.4, maintain and preserve all of its assets that are necessary for the proper conduct of its business in good working order and condition, except for (a) ordinary wear, tear, and casualty, (b) Permitted Dispositions, or (c) in the case of assets other than the Revolving Loan Priority Collateral where the failure to do so has or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, and comply with the provisions of all leases to which it is a party as lessee, so as to prevent the loss or forfeiture thereof, (i) unless such provisions are the subject of a Permitted Protest, or (ii) where the failure to so comply has or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
5.5.    Taxes. Cause all material assessments and taxes imposed, levied, or assessed against any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries, or any of their respective assets or in respect of any of its income, businesses, or franchises to be paid in full, before delinquency or before the expiration of any extension period, except to the extent that the validity of such assessment or tax shall be the subject of a Permitted Protest and so long as, in the case of an assessment or tax that has become a Lien against any of the Collateral, such contest proceedings conclusively operate to stay the sale of any portion of the Collateral to satisfy such assessment or tax. Parent will and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to make timely payment or deposit with the appropriate taxing authority of all tax payments and withholding taxes made by it and them and all other material taxes required to be paid or deposited by it or them by applicable laws, including those laws concerning F.I.C.A., F.U.T.A., state disability, and local, state, provincial and federal income taxes, and will, upon request, furnish Agent with proof reasonably satisfactory to Agent indicating that each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries have made such payments or deposits.
5.6.    Insurance.
(a)    Property, Business Interruption and Liability Insurance. At Borrowers' expense, maintain insurance respecting each of the Loan Parties' assets wherever located, covering liabilities, losses or damage as customarily are insured against by other Persons engaged in the same or similar businesses. All such policies of insurance shall be with financially sound insurance companies and in such amounts (after giving effect to any self-insurance maintained consistent with the standards provided for herein) as is carried generally in accordance with sound business practice by companies in similar businesses similarly situated and located and in any event, as to any Revolving Loan Priority Collateral, in amounts, adequacy and scope reasonably satisfactory to Agent (and Agent acknowledges that based on the information provided to it on or prior to the date hereof with respect thereto, as to insurance coverage for the Revolving Loan Priority Collateral in effect on the date hereof, the amounts, adequacy and scope are reasonably satisfactory to it). Subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, all property insurance policies covering the Collateral are to be made payable to Agent, as its interests may appear, in case of loss, pursuant to a standard loss payable endorsement with a standard noncontributory "lender" or "secured party" clause and are to contain such other provisions as Agent may reasonably require to fully protect the Lenders' interest in the Collateral and to any payments to be made under such policies. All certificates of property and general liability insurance are to be delivered to Agent, with the loss payable (but only in respect of Collateral) and additional insured endorsements in favor of Agent and shall provide for not less than thirty (30) days (ten (10) days in the case of non-payment) prior written notice to Agent of the exercise of any right of cancellation. If any Borrower fails to maintain such insurance, Agent may arrange for such insurance, but at such Borrower's expense and without any responsibility on Agent's part for obtaining the insurance, the solvency of the insurance companies, the adequacy of the coverage, or the collection of claims. Borrowers shall give Agent prompt notice of any loss of (i) Revolving Loan Priority Collateral exceeding $3,000,000 and (ii) Collateral exceeding $6,000,000, in each case, covered by its casualty or business interruption insurance. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default and subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, Agent shall have the sole right to file claims under any property and general liability insurance policies in respect of the Collateral, to receive, receipt and give acquittance for any payments that may be payable thereunder, and to execute any and all endorsements, receipts, releases, assignments, reassignments or other documents that may be necessary to effect the collection, compromise or settlement of any claims under any such insurance policies. If any portion of any Mortgaged Property is at any time located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a special flood hazard area with respect to which flood insurance has been made available under any Flood Law, then Parent shall, or shall cause each Loan Party to, maintain, or cause to be maintained, with a financially sound insurer, flood insurances with respect to Mortgaged Property, as required by applicable Laws.
(b)    Life Insurance. At Borrowers' expense, maintain each Life Insurance Policy. If any Borrower fails to maintain any such insurance, to the extent any such insurance has not been paid for in full, Agent may pay the premiums thereon or otherwise arrange for such insurance, but at such Borrower's expense and without any responsibility on Agent's part for obtaining the insurance, the solvency of the insurance companies, the adequacy of the coverage, or the collection of claims. Notwithstanding anything in any Life Insurance Assignment to the contrary, Borrowers agree that any such payments made by Agent at Borrowers' expense shall constitute Obligations chargeable to the Loan Account hereunder and bear interest at a per annum rate equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans. Borrowers shall give Agent prompt notice of the death of any Person covered by any Life Insurance Policy. Agent shall have the sole right to file claims under any Life Insurance Policy, to collect the net proceeds of any such policy, to surrender any such policy, to obtain policy loans thereon from the insurer, to receive, receipt and give acquittance for any payments that may be payable thereunder (including without limitation, the right to collect and receive all distributions or shares of surplus, dividend deposits or additions to such policy made or apportioned thereto, and to exercise any and all options contained in such policy with respect thereto), to exercise all nonforfeiture rights under such policy, and to execute any and all endorsements, receipts, releases, assignments, reassignments or other documents that may be necessary to effect the collection, compromise or settlement of any claims under any such insurance policy. Borrowers shall take all action requested by Agent and necessary to cause each Life Insurance Policy to be at all times subject to an effective Life Insurance Assignment.
5.7.    Inspection, Field Examinations, and Appraisals. Permit Agent and each of its duly authorized representatives or agents to visit any of its properties and inspect any of its assets or books and records, to conduct appraisals and valuations, to examine and make copies of its books and records, and to discuss its affairs, finances, and accounts with, and to be advised as to the same by, its officers and employees at such reasonable times and intervals as Agent may designate and, so long as no Event of Default exists and is continuing, with reasonable prior notice to Administrative Borrower all at such times and intervals as Agent may request, all at Borrower's expense, in each case subject to Section 17.9; provided, that, (a) as to field examinations, there shall be (i) no more than one (1) field examination in any twelve (12) month period at the expense of Borrowers so long as (A) Excess Availability during such twelve (12) month period is not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the Maximum Credit or (B) US Excess Availability is not less than twelve and one-half percent (12.5%) of the Maximum Credit for any three (3) consecutive Business Days during such twelve (12) month period, (ii) no more than three (3) field examinations in any twelve (12) month period at the expense of Borrowers if at any time Excess Availability or US Excess Availability during such twelve (12) month period is less than the applicable amount specified in clause (a)(i) above, and (iii) such other field examinations as Agent may request at any time an Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing at the expense of Borrowers or otherwise at any other times during usual business hours and upon reasonable prior notice at the expense of Agent and Lenders to conduct such field examinations in accordance with Agent's customary practices and procedures; provided, that if no Revolving Loans are outstanding at any time during any twelve (12) month period, Agent may elect, in its Permitted Discretion, not to conduct any field examinations during such period so long as at least one (1) field examination is conducted during the subsequent twelve (12) month period, (b) as to Inventory appraisals, there shall be (i) no more than one (1) such appraisal in any twelve (12) month period at the expense of Borrowers so long as (A) Excess Availability during such twelve (12) month period is not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the Maximum Credit or (B) US Excess Availability is not less than twelve and one-half percent (12.5%) of the Maximum Credit for any three (3) consecutive Business Days during such twelve (12) month period, and (ii) no more than two (2) such appraisals in any twelve (12) month period at the expense of Borrowers if at any time Excess Availability or US Excess Availability during such twelve (12) month period is less than the applicable amount specified in clause (b)(i) above; provided, that if no Revolving Loans are outstanding at any time during any twelve (12) month period, Agent may elect, in its Permitted Discretion, not to conduct any Inventory appraisals during such period so long as at least one (1) Inventory appraisal is conducted during the subsequent twelve (12) month period, and (c) such other appraisals (including with respect to other types of Collateral, in addition to Inventory) as Agent may request at any time an Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing at the expense of Borrowers or otherwise at any other times during usual business hours and upon reasonable prior notice at the expense of Agent and Lenders, with such appraisals to be performed in accordance with Agent's customary practices and procedures.
5.8.    Compliance with Laws.
(a)    Comply in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable Anti-Corruption Laws, and any rules, regulations, and orders of any Governmental Authority with respect thereto, except in such instances where any such requirement is subject to a Permitted Protest.
(b)    With respect to Laws other than Anti-Corruption Laws, comply with the requirements of all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and orders of any Governmental Authority, other than, Laws, the non-compliance with which, individually or in the aggregate, has, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect.
5.9.    Environmental.
(a)    Keep any property either owned or operated by Parent or its Subsidiaries free of any Environmental Liens or post bonds or other financial assurances sufficient to satisfy the obligations or liability evidenced by such Environmental Liens where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, has or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect,
(b)    Comply with Environmental Laws where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, has or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and provide to Agent documentation of such compliance which Agent reasonably requests,
(c)    Promptly notify Agent of any release of which any Borrower has knowledge of a Hazardous Material in any reportable quantity from or onto property owned or operated by Parent or its Subsidiaries where any such release, individually or in the aggregate, has or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and take any Remedial Actions required to abate said release or otherwise to come into compliance with applicable Environmental Law where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, has or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and
(d)    Promptly, but in any event within five (5) Business Days of its receipt thereof, provide Agent with written notice of any of the following: (i) notice that an Environmental Lien has been filed against any of the real or personal property of Parent or its Subsidiaries, (ii) commencement of any Environmental Action or written notice that an Environmental Action will be filed against Parent or its Subsidiaries, and (iii) written notice of a violation, citation, or other administrative order from a Governmental Authority where any such violation, citation or other administrative order, individually or in the aggregate, has or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.10.    Reserved.
5.11.    Further Assurances.
(a)    At the time that any Loan Party forms any direct or indirect Subsidiary or acquires any direct or indirect Subsidiary (other than a Subsidiary organized or incorporated under the laws of a jurisdiction other than a State of the United States, the United States, the District of Columbia, or a Province or Territory of Canada or Canada and other than any Excluded Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary) after the Effective Date, such Loan Party shall (i) within thirty (30) days of such formation or acquisition (or such later date as permitted by Agent in its sole discretion) cause any such new Subsidiary to provide to Agent a joinder agreement to this Agreement (to the extent such new Subsidiary will be a Borrower hereunder), the Guaranty and the Security Agreement, together with such other security documents (and concurrently with the delivery of any mortgages provided to the Term Loan Agent to secure the Indebtedness under the Term Loan Credit Agreement (other than the Avon Lake Real Property), mortgages with respect to any such Real Property owned by such new Subsidiary and securing such Indebtedness, together with flood certification documentation or other documentation with respect thereto that may be reasonably required by Agent to comply with Flood Laws) as well as appropriate financing statements (and with respect to all Real Property subject to a Mortgage, fixture filings), and supplements and amendments hereto, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent (including being sufficient to grant Agent a first priority Lien (subject to Permitted Liens) in and to the assets of such newly formed or acquired Subsidiary constituting Revolving Loan Priority Collateral and a second priority Lien (subject to Permitted Liens) in and to the assets of such newly formed or acquired Subsidiary constituting Collateral other than Revolving Loan Priority Collateral, in each case, including to make such Subsidiary a party to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as a "Borrower" if so agreed by Administrative Borrower and Agent, and otherwise as a "Guarantor"; provided, that, (A) the foregoing shall not be required to be provided to Agent with respect to any Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is an Excluded Subsidiary, and (B) it shall be a condition precedent to the joinder of any Subsidiary as a "Borrower" to the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents that Agent and each Lender shall have confirmed compliance with the Patriot Act or any other "know your customer" laws applicable to Agent and Lenders with respect to such Subsidiary, (ii) within thirty (30) days of such formation or acquisition (or such later date as permitted by Agent in its sole discretion) provide to Agent a pledge agreement (or an addendum to the Security Agreement or Canadian Security Documents) and, subject to the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, appropriate certificates and powers (which may be delivered to the Term Loan Agent as bailee for Agent pursuant to and to the extent required by the terms of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement) or financing statements, pledging all of the direct or beneficial ownership interest in such new Subsidiary reasonably satisfactory to Agent; provided, that, only sixty-five percent (65%) of the total outstanding voting Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is a CFC or CFC Holding Company (and none of the Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of such CFC or CFC Holding Company) shall be required to be pledged, and (iii) within sixty (60) days of such formation or acquisition (or such later date as permitted by Agent in its discretion) provide to Agent all other documentation, including one or more opinions of counsel reasonably satisfactory to Agent, which in its opinion is appropriate with respect to the execution and delivery of the applicable documentation referred to above. Any document, agreement, or instrument executed or issued pursuant to this Section 5.11 shall be a Loan Document).
(b)    At any time upon the reasonable request of Agent, execute or deliver to Agent any and all financing statements, fixture filings, security agreements, pledges, assignments, endorsements of certificates of title, mortgages, deeds of trust opinions of counsel, and all other documents (the "Additional Documents") that Agent may reasonably request in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, to create, perfect, and continue perfected or to perfect Agent's Liens in all of the assets of Parent and its Subsidiaries constituting Collateral (whether now owned or hereafter arising or acquired, tangible or intangible, real or personal), other than Excluded Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries, to create and perfect Liens in favor of Agent in any Real Property acquired by Parent or its Subsidiaries (other than an Excluded Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary) to the extent the Term Loan Agent is granted a Lien on such Real Property (other than the Avon Lake Real Property) and in order to fully consummate all of the transactions contemplated hereby and under the other Loan Documents. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, if Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (other than Excluded Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries) refuses or fails to execute or deliver any reasonably requested Additional Documents related to any Revolving Loan Priority Collateral within a reasonable period of time following the request to do so, Parent (on behalf of itself and such Subsidiaries) hereby authorizes Agent to execute any such Additional Documents to the extent related to Revolving Loan Priority Collateral in the applicable Loan Party's or such Subsidiary's name, as applicable, and authorizes Agent to file such executed Additional Documents in any appropriate filing office. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, each Loan Party shall take such actions as Agent may reasonably request from time to time so that the Obligations are guaranteed by the Guarantors and are secured by substantially all of the Collateral of Parent and its Subsidiaries (other than the Excluded Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries) to the extent of, and in any event subject to, the exceptions and limitations provided for herein.
(c)    Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything contained herein or in any other Loan Document to the contrary, it is understood and agreed that to the extent that the Term Loan Agent is satisfied with or agrees to any deliveries in respect of Term Loan Priority Collateral, Agent shall be deemed to be satisfied with such deliveries that are substantially the same as those delivered to the Term Loan Agent and the Loan Parties shall not be required to deliver any Additional Documents with respect thereto other than those documents or certificates required to be delivered to Agent or a Lender under any applicable law or regulation. Furthermore, in the event the Term Loan Credit Agreement has not been terminated, notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary, if there is a delivery or control obligation with respect to any Term Loan Priority Collateral and such delivery or grant of control cannot be made by the applicable Loan Agent to both Agent and Term Loan Agent, such delivery requirement shall be satisfied by delivery by the applicable Grantor to Term Loan Agent.
5.12.    Reserved.
5.13.    Location of Inventory and Equipment. Other than (a) Inventory having a value at any location of less than $250,000, (b) Equipment having a value at any location of less than $500,000, and (c) Inventory, Equipment or vehicles out for repair or in-transit, keep each Loan Parties' Inventory and Equipment only at the locations identified on Schedule 4.28(a) and 4.28(b) and their chief executive offices only at the locations identified on Schedule 4.6(b), provided, that, (i) with respect to any location where (x) Inventory with a value in excess of $250,000 is or is to be located or (y) Equipment with a value in excess of $500,000 is or is to be located, Administrative Borrower shall provide written notice to Agent not less than ten (10) days (or such shorter period as Agent may agree in its sole discretion) prior to the date on which such Inventory or Equipment is moved to such new location or such chief executive office is relocated, (ii) in the case of US Loan Parties, such new location is within the continental United States and in the case of Canadian Loan Parties, such new location is within Canada, (iii) the aggregate amount of all Inventory at locations where Agent has not received such notice shall not exceed $2,500,000 and (iv) at the time of such written notification, such Borrower uses its commercially reasonable efforts to provide Agent a Collateral Access Agreement with respect thereto. Borrowers agree that, except as Agent may otherwise determine, any Inventory at such new locations for which Agent has not received such written notice, shall not constitute Eligible Inventory.
5.14.    Applications under Insolvency Statutes. Each Loan Party acknowledges that its business and financial relationships with Agent and Lenders are unique from its relationship with any other of its creditors, and agrees that it shall not file any plan of arrangement under the CCAA or make any proposal under the BIA which provides for, or would permit directly or indirectly, Agent or any Lender to be classified with any other creditor as an "affected" creditor for purposes of such plan or proposal or otherwise.
5.15.    Preparation of Environmental Reports. If the Required Lenders have a reasonable basis to believe, based on information that is publicly available or provided to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders, that a material Environmental Liability has arisen at or in connection with any Mortgaged Property, then at the written request of the Required Lenders, the Borrower shall cause to be prepared an environmental site assessment report for any such Mortgaged Property described in such request, prepared by an environmental consulting firm reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, indicating the presence or absence of Hazardous Materials and the estimated cost of any compliance, removal or remedial action required under any applicable Environmental Law in connection with any Hazardous Materials on such properties.
6.
NEGATIVE COVENANTS.
Each Loan Party covenants and agrees that, until termination of all of the Commitments and payment in full of the Obligations, the Loan Parties will not and will not permit any of their Restricted Subsidiaries to do any of the following:
6.1.    Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume, suffer to exist, guarantee, or otherwise become or remain, directly or indirectly, liable with respect to any Indebtedness, except for Permitted Indebtedness.
6.2.    Liens. Create, incur, assume, or suffer to exist, directly or indirectly, any Lien on or with respect to any of its assets, of any kind, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, or any income or profits therefrom, except for Permitted Liens.
6.3.    Restrictions on Fundamental Changes.
(a)    Merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate or amalgamate with or into another Person, or dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of its assets (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) to or in favor of any Person, except that, so long as on the date of any of the foregoing and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing:
(i)    (A) any Non-Loan Party may merge, consolidate, amalgamate or liquidate with or into another Non-Loan Party, whether to effect a corporation reorganization or otherwise and (B) any Non-Loan Party or any Loan Party may merge, consolidate, amalgamate or liquidate with or into another Loan Party, including any such merger, consolidation or amalgamation, the purpose of which is to effect a corporate reorganization or to change the jurisdiction of Parent or any Subsidiary, so long as (1) in the case of any merger, consolidation or amalgamation of a Loan Party with a Non-Loan Party, the Loan Party is the surviving corporation and (2) in any merger, consolidation or amalgamation of a US Loan Party the survivor remains organized under the laws of a State within the United States and in the case of any Canadian Loan Party the survivor remains organized under the laws of a jurisdiction in Canada, and in any case the Loan Parties are in compliance with, and comply with, the Loan Documents,
(ii)    any Loan Party may sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to Parent or to another Loan Party,
(iii)    any Non-Loan Party may dispose of all or substantially all its assets (including any disposition that is in the nature of a liquidation) to (A) another Non-Loan Party or (B) to a Loan Party, provided, that, other than Eligible Acquired Business Accounts and Eligible Acquired Business Inventory, any Accounts or Inventory acquired by a Borrower pursuant to such disposition shall not be Eligible Accounts or Eligible Inventory until such time as Agent shall have completed an Acceptable Field Exam with respect thereto and, in the case of Inventory of an Acquired Business, an Inventory appraisal, and such other due diligence reasonably requested by Agent, in a manner and with results reasonably satisfactory to Agent,
(iv)    [reserved],
(v)    in connection with any Permitted Acquisition, any Subsidiary of Parent may merge into, or consolidate or amalgamate with, any other Person or permit any other Person to merge into, or consolidate or amalgamate with, it; provided that (A) the Person surviving such merger, consolidation or amalgamation shall be a Subsidiary of Parent and (B) in the case of any such merger, consolidation or amalgamation to which any Loan Party (other than Parent) is a party, such Loan Party is the surviving Person, and
(vi)    Parent and its Subsidiaries may consummate any Permitted Disposition, or
(b)    suspend or terminate all or a substantial portion of its or their business, except as permitted pursuant to this Section 6.3 or in connection with the transactions permitted pursuant to Section 6.4.
6.4.    Disposal of Assets. Convey, sell, lease, license, assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any assets of Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, except for Permitted Dispositions or transactions expressly permitted by Sections 6.3 or 6.11.
6.5.    Nature of Business. Engage in any business or activity if as a result thereof, the general nature of the business of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, would be changed in any material respect from the general nature of the business engaged in by them as of the Effective Date; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not prevent the acquisition by Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of, or the entry by Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries into, any line of business that is related, complementary or a logical extension to the business in which they are engaged on the Effective Date.
6.6.    Certain Payments of Debt and Amendments.
(a)    Prepay, redeem, purchase, defease or otherwise satisfy prior to the scheduled maturity thereof in any manner (including by sinking fund payment or other acquisition for value), or otherwise set aside or deposit funds with a trustee therefor or hold restricted cash for such purpose before the date required for the purpose of paying any portion of such Indebtedness when due) any of its Indebtedness, or make any payment in violation of any subordination terms of any Indebtedness, except with respect to:
(i)    the Indebtedness hereunder or under the other Loan Documents,
(ii)    as to payments in respect of any other Permitted Indebtedness not subject to the provisions below in this Section 6.6, regularly scheduled or mandatory repayments or redemptions as and when due in respect of such Indebtedness in accordance with the terms thereof (and in the case of Subordinated Debt if such payment is permitted at such time under the subordination terms and conditions set forth therein or applicable thereto),
(iii)    the Indebtedness of any Non-Loan Party,
(iv)    regularly scheduled payments of principal and interest or other mandatory payments, in each case, as and when due in accordance with the terms of the Term Loan Documents and the agreements evidencing Incremental Equivalent Debt or any Refinancing Indebtedness thereof,
(v)    optional prepayments, purchases and redemptions of Indebtedness; provided, that, as to any such optional prepayment or redemption, each of the following conditions is satisfied:
(A)    as of the date of such optional prepayment or redemption, and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing,
(B)    (1) the daily average of the Excess Availability during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than twenty percent (20%) of the Maximum Credit, (2) the Excess Availability at all times time during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit, (3) the daily average of the US Excess Availability during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the Maximum Credit and (4) the US Excess Availability at all times time during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit, and after giving effect to any such payment in respect thereof, on a pro forma basis using the most recent calculation of the Borrowing Base immediately prior to any such payment, the Excess Availability and the US Excess Availability shall be not less than the applicable amounts specified above,
(C)    Agent shall have received reasonably satisfactory monthly projections for the period that is the lesser of six (6) months or until the end of the then current fiscal year after the date of such payment showing, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the payment, (1) minimum Excess Availability at all times during such period of not less than twenty percent (20%) of the Maximum Credit and (2) minimum US Excess Availability at all times during such period of not less fifteen percent (15%) of the Maximum Credit; provided, that, this clause (C) shall not be applicable so long as: (x) the amount of any such prepayment or redemption is less than $20,000,000 and the aggregate amount of all such optional prepayments or redemption in any fiscal year of Parent are less than $30,000,000 and (y) at the time of making any such optional prepayment or redemption, the sum of the Excess Availability plus Qualified Cash is greater than $150,000,000,
(D)    Agent shall have received prior written notice of any such prepayment or redemption specifying the Indebtedness such prepayment or redemption is related to, the amounts and the anticipated date of the prepayment or redemption, provided, that, this clause (D) shall not be applicable so long as: (x) the amount of any such prepayment or redemption is less than $20,000,000 and the aggregate amount of all such optional prepayments or redemption in any fiscal year of Parent are less than $30,000,000 and (y) at the time of making any such optional prepayment or redemption, the sum of the Excess Availability plus Qualified Cash is greater than $150,000,000, and
(E)    in the case of an optional purchase of Indebtedness, such Indebtedness is immediately cancelled,
(vi)    [reserved],
(vii)    the termination, satisfaction or defeasance of the Series G Guarantee,
(viii)    prepayments in respect of Indebtedness with proceeds of Refinancing Indebtedness as permitted in the definition of the term Permitted Indebtedness,
(ix)    optional prepayments and redemptions of Indebtedness solely with the proceeds of the issuance and sale of Equity Interests of Parent, provided, that, as of the date of any such prepayment or redemption, and after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing, and
(x)    optional prepayments by a Loan Party of Indebtedness owing to another Loan Party, optional prepayments by a Non-Loan Party of Indebtedness owing to another Non-Loan Party and optional prepayments by a Non-Loan Party of Indebtedness owing to a Loan Party.
(b)    directly or indirectly, to amend, modify, or change (or permit the amendment, modification or other change in any manner of) any of the terms or provisions of:
(i)    any agreements, documents or instruments in respect of any Subordinated Debt or any agreements related to the Indebtedness permitted under clause (b) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness, except (A) to the extent permitted under any intercreditor or subordination agreement applicable thereto or (B) with written notice to Agent prior to or contemporaneously therewith, any amendment, modification or other change to the terms thereof to make the terms thereof in any manner materially adverse to Agent or Lenders taken as a whole (it being understood that if the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Indebtedness after giving effect thereto is less than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity immediately prior to giving effect thereto in any material respect, or if the change is to make the covenants and events of default more restrictive or burdensome, in each case in any material respect taken as a whole as to any such amendments effective at or about the same time, or to adversely affect the ability of a Loan Party to borrow hereunder or to amend, modify, renew or supplement the terms of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, it shall in any event be so materially adverse) and in the case of Subordinated Debt, only after prior written notice to Agent, or
(ii)    the Governing Documents of any Loan Party, except for amendments, modifications or other changes that are not materially adverse to Agent and Lenders taken as a whole and do not adversely affect in any material respect the ability of a Loan Party to borrow hereunder or to amend, modify, renew or supplement the terms of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents.
6.7.    Burdensome Agreements. Enter into or permit to exist any encumbrance or restriction (other than this Agreement or any other Loan Document, the Term Loan Documents or documents governing the Current Notes, the Series G Guarantee and any Incremental Equivalent Debt) that (a) limits the ability (i) of any Subsidiary to make Restricted Payments to any Loan Party or to otherwise transfer property to or invest in any Loan Party, (ii) of any Subsidiary to guarantee the Indebtedness of any Loan Party or (iii) of Parent or any Subsidiary to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist Liens on property of such Person; provided, that, this clause (iii) shall not prohibit any negative pledge incurred or provided in favor of any holder of Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness solely to the extent any such negative pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness; or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure an obligation of such Person if a Lien is granted to secure another obligation of such Person; provided, that, this Section 6.7 shall not prohibit (i) restrictions contained in any agreement in effect (A) (1) on the date hereof and set forth on Schedule 6.7 and (2) to the extent the restrictions permitted by clause (1) are set forth in an agreement evidencing Indebtedness, are set forth in any agreement evidencing any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Indebtedness so long as such renewal, extension or refinancing does not expand the scope of the restrictions described in clause (a) or (b) that are contained in such agreement or (B) at the time any Subsidiary becomes a Subsidiary of Parent, so long as such agreement was not entered into solely in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary of Parent, (ii) restrictions that are binding on a Restricted Subsidiary at the time such Restricted Subsidiary first becomes a Restricted Subsidiary, so long as such restriction was not entered into in contemplation of such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary, (iii) restrictions that arise in connection with any Permitted Disposition, (iv) are customary provisions in joint venture agreements and other similar agreements applicable to joint ventures constituting Permitted Investments, (v) any restrictions imposed by any agreement related to Indebtedness constituting Permitted Indebtedness under clause (t) of the definition of such term or Refinancing Indebtedness with respect thereto, to the extent such restrictions are not more restrictive, taken as a whole, than the restrictions contained in this Agreement and in any event permit Liens on the Collateral to secure the Obligations, (vi) are customary restrictions on leases, subleases, licenses or asset sale agreements otherwise permitted hereby so long as such restrictions may relate to the assets subject thereto, (vii) comprise restrictions or Liens imposed by any agreement relating to Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness to the extent that such restrictions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness, (viii) are customary provisions restricting subletting or assignment of any lease governing a leasehold interest or (ix) any restrictions imposed by any agreement related to Refinancing Indebtedness constituting Permitted Indebtedness, to the extent such restrictions are not more restrictive, taken as a whole, than the restrictions contained in this Agreement and in any event permit Liens on the Collateral to secure the Obligations.
6.8.    Restricted Payments. Declare or make, or pay, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, except:
(a)    each Restricted Subsidiary of Parent may make Restricted Payments to a Loan Party,
(b)    each Non-Loan Party may make Restricted Payments to another Non-Loan Party or to a Loan Party,
(c)    Parent and each Subsidiary may declare and make dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in Equity Interests of such Person (other than Disqualified Equity Interests),
(d)    Parent and each Subsidiary may purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire its common Equity Interests with the proceeds received from the substantially concurrent issue of new common Equity Interests,
(e)    any Subsidiary of Parent may pay or make distributions to Parent that are used to make substantially contemporaneous payments to, and Parent may make payments to, repurchase or redeem Equity Interests and options to purchase Equity Interests of Parent held by officers, directors or employees or former officers, directors or employees (or their transferees, estates or beneficiaries under their estates) of Parent pursuant to any management equity subscription agreement, employee agreement or stock option agreement or other agreement with such officer, director or employee or former officer, director or employee; provided, that, the aggregate cash consideration paid for all such payments, repurchases or redemptions shall not in any fiscal year of Parent exceed $2,000,000,
(f)    Parent may repurchase its Equity Interests to the extent such repurchase is deemed to occur upon (i) the non-cash exercise of stock options to the extent such Equity Interests represents a portion of the exercise price of such options and (ii) the withholding of a portion of such Equity Interests to pay taxes associated therewith,
(g)    the purchase of fractional shares of Equity Interests of Parent or any Subsidiary arising out of stock dividends, splits or combinations or business combinations,
(h)    Loan Parties may make other Restricted Payments not otherwise expressly provided for in this Section 6.8 in the case of any such Restricted Payments, provided, that, each of the following conditions is satisfied:
(i)    as of the date of such Restricted Payment, and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing,
(ii)    (A) the daily average of the Excess Availability during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than twenty percent (20%) of the Maximum Credit, (B) the Excess Availability at all times during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit, (C) the daily average of the US Excess Availability during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the Maximum Credit, and (D) the US Excess Availability at all times during the immediately preceding forty-five (45) consecutive day period shall have been not less than ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit, and after giving effect to any such Restricted Payment in respect thereof, on a pro forma basis using the most recent calculation of the Borrowing Base immediately prior to any such payment, the Excess Availability and the US Excess Availability shall be not less than the applicable amounts specified above,
(iii)    Agent shall have received monthly projections in a form reasonably satisfactory to Agent (or otherwise consistent with such historical projections previously delivered to Agent prior to the Effective Date) for the period that is the lesser of six (6) months or until the end of the then current fiscal year after the date of such Restricted Payment showing, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the Restricted Payment, (A) minimum Excess Availability at all times during such period of not less than twenty percent (20%) of the Maximum Credit and (B) minimum US Excess Availability at all times during such period of not less fifteen percent (15%) of the Maximum Credit, provided, that, this clause (iii) shall not be applicable in respect of the repurchase by Parent of its Equity Interests so long as the aggregate amount of all such Restricted Payments in any fiscal year is less than $50,000,000, and
(iv)    Agent shall have received prior written notice in a form reasonably satisfactory to Agent (or otherwise consistent with such historical written notices previously delivered to Agent prior to the Effective Date) of any such Restricted Payment specifying the amounts, the type of payment (such as dividend, repurchase of shares, redemption of shares or other type), the shares in respect of which the dividend is being paid or the shares that are being repurchased or redeemed and the anticipated date of the payment (or, if prior written notice is not required pursuant to the following proviso, Administrative Borrower shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Agent notice within five (5) Business Days after such Restricted Payment is made), provided, that, the prior written notice required under this clause (iv) shall not be applicable in either of the 2017 or 2018 fiscal years of Parent so long as the aggregate amount of all such Restricted Payments made during such fiscal year are less than $40,000,000;
provided, that if a Restricted Payment under this clause (h) constituting a dividend would satisfy the foregoing conditions at the time such Restricted Payment is declared by Parent, it may be paid by Parent within 100 days of the date of declaration, regardless of whether the foregoing conditions would be satisfied at the time of payment, provided, that the full amount of such Restricted Payment has been the subject of a reserve thereof from the time of declaration through the time of payment, to the extent required under Section 2.1(e) of this Agreement, and
(i)    any transaction permitted under Section 6.3 or a Permitted Disposition to the extent constituting a Restricted Payment.
6.9.    Accounting Methods. Modify or change its fiscal year or its method of accounting (other than as may be permitted under, and in accordance with, GAAP); provided, that, in the event of any such modification or change to the method of accounting after the date hereof that affects the covenants in Section 7 hereof, Administrative Borrower may by notice to Agent, or Agent may, and at the request of Required Lenders shall, by notice to Administrative Borrower request that Agent and Administrative Borrower negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such modification or change (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided, that, until so amended, (a) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with the method of accounting under GAAP prior to such modification or change and (b) Administrative Borrower shall provide to Agent and Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such modification or change.
6.10.    Investments. Directly or indirectly, make or acquire any Investment, except for Permitted Investments.
6.11.    Transactions with Affiliates. Directly or indirectly, enter into any transaction of any kind with an Affiliate of Parent, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms no less favorable to Parent or such Subsidiary than Parent or such Subsidiary would obtain in a comparable arm's length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate, except for:
(a)    any employment, consulting, severance or compensation arrangement or agreement, employee benefit plan or arrangement, officer or director indemnification agreement or any similar arrangement or other compensation arrangement entered into by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business and payments, issuance of securities or awards pursuant thereto, and including the grant of stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock awards or similar rights to employees and directors in each case approved by the Board of Directors of such Parent or such Subsidiary,
(b)    transactions exclusively between or among Loan Parties (or any person becoming a Loan Party upon the consummation of such transaction), and transactions exclusively between or among Non-Loan Parties (or any Person becoming a Subsidiary of Parent upon the consummation of such transaction), provided that such transactions are not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement, and
(c)    the direction by Parent of the environmental remediation activities with respect to certain Real Property of Altona Properties Pty Ltd., and including making arrangements for the payment of the costs of remediation with the proceeds of Permitted Investments by Parent and its Subsidiaries in such Person.
6.12.    Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of any Loan made hereunder for any purpose other than (a) on the Effective Date, (i) to replace by amendment and restatement the Existing Obligations, (ii) to pay transactional fees, costs, and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (b) thereafter, consistent with the terms and conditions hereof, for their lawful and general corporate purposes, including without limitation to finance Permitted Acquisitions and Permitted Investments; provided, that no part of the proceeds of the Loans made to Borrowers will be used to purchase or carry any Margin Stock or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any such Margin Stock or for any purpose that violates the provisions of Regulation T, U or X of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve.
6.13.    Specified Canadian Pension Plans. Maintain, sponsor, administer, contribute to, participate in or assume or incur any liability in respect of any Specified Canadian Pension Plan, or acquire an interest in any Person if such Person sponsors, administers, contributes to, participates in or has any liability in respect of, any Specified Canadian Pension Plan.
6.14.    Designation of Senior Debt. Fail at any time to designate the Indebtedness under the Loan Documents as "Designated Senior Debt" (or any similar term) under, and as defined in, any Subordinated Debt.
6.15.    Current Notes. Permit or give rise to any Indebtedness or obligation that will require the granting of a Lien to holders of the Current Notes, any Refinancing Indebtedness with respect to the Current Notes or any subsequent Refinancing Indebtedness relating thereto.
6.16.    Eligible Life Insurance Policies.
(a)    Create, incur, assume, suffer to exist, guarantee, or otherwise become or remain, directly or indirectly, liable for any Indebtedness or any other advances made against any Life Insurance Policy (except as permitted under clause (a) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness),
(b)    without at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to Agent (or such shorter period as agreed to by Agent in writing) and provided that no Default or Event of Default under Section 8.1, Section 8.6 or Section 8.7 has occurred and is continuing or would be caused thereby, directly or indirectly, amend, modify, or change (or permit the amendment, modification or other change in any manner of) any of the terms or provisions of any Life Insurance Policy, or
(c)    without at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to Agent (or such shorter period as agreed to by Agent in writing) and provided that no Default or Event of Default under Section 8.1, Section 8.6 or Section 8.7 has occurred and is continuing or would be caused thereby, directly or indirectly, elect or cause to be elected, any mode of optional settlement under any Life Insurance Policy, terminate or cancel, or cause to be terminated or cancelled, any Life Insurance Policy, or surrender or cause to be surrendered, any Life Insurance Policy, or
(d)    without at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice to Agent (or such shorter period as agreed to by Agent in writing) and provided that (i) no Default or Event of Default under Section 8.1, Section 8.6 or Section 8.7 has occurred and is continuing or would be caused thereby, and (ii) Borrowers have prepaid to Agent outstanding Obligations such that no Overadvance shall exist at the time of such release, request that any key person life insurance policy shall no longer constitute a "Life Insurance Policy" hereunder or under any other Loan Document and that the Agent release or terminate any Life Insurance Assignment executed in connection therewith.
7.
FINANCIAL COVENANT.
Each Borrower covenants and agrees that, until termination of all of the Commitments and payment in full of the Obligations:
7.1.    Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. At any time that (i) Excess Availability is less than ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit for any one (1) Business Day, (b) US Excess Availability is less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the Maximum Credit for any (1) one Business Day, (c) Excess Availability is less than twelve and one-half percent (12.5%) of the Maximum Credit for any three (3) consecutive Business Days or (d) US Excess Availability is less than ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Credit for any three (3) consecutive Business Days, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of Parent and its Subsidiaries (on a consolidated basis), for the most recently ended period of four (4) consecutive quarters for which Agent has received financial statements, shall not be less than 1.00 to 1.00.
8.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT.
Any one or more of the following events shall constitute an event of default (each, an "Event of Default") under this Agreement:
8.1.    Non-Payment. Borrowers or any other Loan Party fail to pay when due and payable, or when declared due and payable, (a) all or any portion of the principal of the Obligations (b) pay within three (3) days after the same becomes due, any of the Obligations consisting of interest, or any fee due hereunder, or (iii) pay within five (5) days after the same becomes due, any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document.
8.2.    Specific Covenants. Any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries fails to perform or observe any covenant or other agreement contained in any of (a) Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 (solely as it relates to good standing in its jurisdiction of organization), 5.6, 5.7 (solely if any Borrower refuses to allow Agent or its representatives or agents to visit such Borrower's properties, inspect its assets or books or records, examine and make copies of its books and records, or discuss such Borrower's affairs, finances, and accounts with officers and employees of such Borrower as required by such Section), or 5.11(a) of this Agreement, (b) Section 6 of this Agreement, (c) Section 7 of this Agreement, (d) Sections 3.4, 6.2(b) and 6.2(d), 6.3 and 6.4 of the Security Agreement, or (e) Sections 3.4, 6.2(b) and 6.2(d), 6.3 and 6.4 of the Canadian Security Agreement.
8.3.    Other Defaults.
(a)    Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any covenant or other agreement contained in Section 5.13 of this Agreement, and such failure continues for a period of five (5) Business Days in the case of a new location of a chief executive office or of Inventory having a value in excess of $500,000 (or if the Inventory for which Agent has failed to receive notice of the location exceeds $2,500,000 in the aggregate).
(b)    Any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries fails to perform or observe any covenant or other agreement contained in this Agreement, or in any of the other Loan Documents, in each case, other than any such covenant or agreement that is the subject of another provision of this Section 8 (in which event such other provision of this Section 8 shall govern), and such failure continues for a period of thirty (30) days after the earlier of (a) an Authorized Officer of any Loan Party becoming aware of such default or (b) receipt by such Loan Party of notice from Agent or any Lender of such default.
8.4.    Representations and Warranties. Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party herein, in any other Loan Document, or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith that is qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be incorrect or misleading and any of the same that is not so qualified shall be incorrect or misleading in any material respect, in each case when made or deemed made.
8.5.    Cross-Default. Any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (a) fails to make any payment when due (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise) in respect of any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder) having an aggregate principal amount (including undrawn committed or available amounts and including amounts owing to all creditors under any combined or syndicated credit arrangement) of more than $35,000,000, or (b) fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness (including the beneficiary or beneficiaries of any Indebtedness arising pursuant to a guarantee, or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause (whether or not exercised), with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity, or otherwise to become payable or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded, provided, that, this Section shall not apply to secured Indebtedness that becomes due (and is paid in full and otherwise discharged within five (5) Business Days of initially becoming due (as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness, if such sale or transfer is permitted hereunder and under the documents providing for such Indebtedness.
8.6.    Insolvency Proceedings, Etc. Any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than any Immaterial Subsidiary) commences any Insolvency Proceeding or any Insolvency Proceeding is commenced against a Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than any Immaterial Subsidiary) and any of the following events occurs: (a) such Loan Party or such Subsidiary consents to the institution of such Insolvency Proceeding against it, (b) the petition commencing the Insolvency Proceeding is not timely controverted, (c) the petition commencing the Insolvency Proceeding is not dismissed within sixty (60) calendar days of the date of the filing thereof, (d) an interim trustee is appointed to take possession of all or any substantial portion of the properties or assets of, or to operate all or any substantial portion of the business of, such Loan Party or its Subsidiary, or (e) an order for relief shall have been issued or entered therein.
8.7.    Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment. (a) Any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due, or (b) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process is issued or levied against all or any material part of the property of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within thirty (30) days after its issue or levy or a stay of enforcement thereof is not in effect.
8.8.    Judgments. There is entered against any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (a) one or more final judgments or orders for the payment of money in an aggregate amount (as to all such judgments and orders) exceeding $35,000,000 or which in the aggregate with the amounts of any liabilities described in Section 8.9 below, exceeding $50,000,000 (to the extent not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer has been notified of the potential claim and does not dispute or decline coverage), or (b) any one or more final judgments other than for the payment of money, that have, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and, in either case, (i) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, (ii) there is a period of thirty (30) consecutive days at any time after the entry of any such judgment, order, or award during which the same is not discharged, satisfied, vacated, or bonded pending appeal, or (iii) a stay of enforcement of such judgment, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect.
8.9.    ERISA. (a) An ERISA Event occurs which has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in liability of any Loan Party under Title IV of ERISA in an aggregate amount in excess of the $35,000,000, or which in the aggregate with amounts described in Section 8.8 and Section 8.9(b) below, are in excess of $50,000,000 or (b) any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA in an aggregate amount in excess of $35,000,000, or which in the aggregate with amounts described in Section 8.8 and Section 8.9(a) above, are in excess of $50,000,000.
8.10.    Invalidity of Loan Documents. The validity or enforceability of any provisions of any Loan Document shall at any time for any reason (other than solely as the result of an action or failure to act on the part of Agent or other than as a result of a transaction expressly permitted hereunder or after the payment in full of the Obligations) cease to be in full force and effect or be declared to be null and void, or any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries purport to revoke, terminate or rescind any provision of any Loan Document, or a proceeding shall be commenced by a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries, or by any Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries, seeking to establish the invalidity or unenforceability thereof, or a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries shall deny that such Loan Party or its Subsidiaries has any liability or obligation purported to be created under any Loan Document.
8.11.    Change of Control. There occurs any Change of Control.
8.12.    Collateral Documents. The Security Agreement or any other Loan Document that purports to create a Lien, shall, for any reason, fail or cease to create a valid and perfected and, except to the extent set forth in the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, and except to the extent of Permitted Liens that have priority, first priority Lien on any of (a) the Revolving Loan Priority Collateral purported to be covered thereby or (b) Collateral other than Revolving Loan Priority Collateral, in any one case or in the aggregate as to such Collateral under this clause (b), having a fair market value in excess of $35,000,000 (except in each case as a result of a transaction permitted under this Agreement), or the subordination provisions contained in any agreement related to any Subordinated Debt shall cease to be in full force and effect or to give Agent or Lenders the rights, powers and privileges purported to be created thereby.
8.13.    Forfeiture of Collateral. The indictment by any Governmental Authority, or indictment threatened in writing, by any Governmental Authority of any Loan Party of which any Loan Party or Agent receives notice, as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination, under any criminal statute, or commencement or threatened commencement of criminal or civil proceedings against such Loan Party, in each case pursuant to which statute or proceedings the penalties or remedies sought or available include forfeiture of (a) any of the Revolving Loan Priority Collateral, (b) any of the Collateral, other than Revolving Loan Priority Collateral, in any one case or in the aggregate as to such Collateral under this clause (b), having a value in excess of $35,000,000 or (c) any other property of any Loan Party which is necessary or material to the conduct of its business.
9.
RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
9.1.    Rights and Remedies. Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, Agent may, and, at the instruction of the Required Lenders, shall (in each case under clauses (a) or (b) by written notice to Administrative Borrower), in addition to any other rights or remedies provided for hereunder or under any other Loan Document or by applicable law, do any one or more of the following:
(a)    declare the Obligations (other than the Bank Product Obligations), whether evidenced by this Agreement or by any of the other Loan Documents immediately due and payable, whereupon the same shall become and be immediately due and payable and Borrowers shall be obligated to repay all of such Obligations in full, without presentment, demand, protest, or further notice or other requirements of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by each Borrower;
(b)    declare the Commitments terminated, whereupon the Commitments shall immediately be terminated together with (i) any obligation of any Lender hereunder to make Revolving Loans, (ii) the obligation of Swing Lender to make Swing Loans, and (iii) the obligation of the Issuing Lender to issue Letters of Credit; and
(c)    exercise all other rights and remedies available to Agent or the Lenders under the Loan Documents or applicable law.
The foregoing to the contrary notwithstanding, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default described in Section 8.6, in addition to the remedies set forth above, without any notice to any Borrower or any other Person or any act by the Lender Group, the Commitments shall automatically terminate and the Obligations (other than the Bank Product Obligations), inclusive of all accrued and unpaid interest thereon and all fees and all other amounts owing under this Agreement or under any of the other Loan Documents, shall automatically and immediately become due and payable and Borrowers shall be obligated to repay all of such Obligations in full, without presentment, demand, protest, or notice of any kind, all of which are expressly waived by each Loan Party.
At any time that (i) there is a "Guarantor Event of Default" (as defined in the Series G Guarantee) or (ii) an "Event of Default" (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement with respect to the Series G Notes) or (iii) any other event or occurrence that gives rise to the rights or remedies of any holder or holders of the Series G Notes (or party or parties entitled to the benefit of the Series G Guarantee) that are the same (or substantially the same or in any event requires payment under the Series G Guarantee) as the events described in clauses (i) and (ii), or (iv) in the event of the actual exercise by any of the holders of the Series G Notes or other party entitled to the benefit of the Series G Guarantee of any rights or remedies under the terms of the Series G Guarantee or the Series G Guarantee Security Agreement or otherwise as a secured creditor (including as the holder of a judgment lien) of any Loan Party against a material portion of the Collateral (provided, that, such exercise is not subject to any stay or otherwise enjoined at the time of the payment referred to below), Agent may, at its election, or at the direction of Required Lenders shall, (a) in the event that the Company is required to make a payment under Section 2.1 of the Series G Guarantee, make payment of all amounts owing under or in respect of the Series G Guarantee to any such holders or beneficiaries (or agent or other representative of such holders or beneficiaries) or to any court to hold for the benefit of such holders or beneficiaries or (b) in the event of a Guarantor Event of Default, purchase on behalf of the Company the Series G Notes as provided in Section 2.2 of the Series G Guarantee, in which case such Series G Notes shall become the property of the Company. In the event that the payment is a result of a Guarantor Event of Default, then to the extent that such payment may be deemed a purchase of the Series G Notes under Section 2.2 of the Series G Guarantee, the Series G Notes so purchased shall be the property of the Company.
Upon such payment, the amount of the Series G Guarantee Reserve shall be reduced by the amount of such payment and such payment shall be deemed a Revolving Loan hereunder and part of the Obligations, notwithstanding the existence of any Event of Default or the failure of any other condition precedent. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, Agent is authorized by Borrowers and the Lenders to make such Revolving Loans. Such Revolving Loans shall bear interest at the rate applicable to Base Rate Loans.
Loan Parties waive any claims against Agent and Lenders in connection with any such payment and agree not to assert any claims against Agent or any Lender in connection with such payment, except in the case of gross negligence or willful misconduct of Agent or such Lender as determined pursuant to a final, non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
9.2.    Remedies Cumulative. The rights and remedies of the Lender Group under this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, and all other agreements shall be cumulative. The Lender Group shall have all other rights and remedies not inconsistent herewith as provided under the Code, the PPSA, by law, or in equity. No exercise by the Lender Group of one right or remedy shall be deemed an election, and no waiver by the Lender Group of any Event of Default shall be deemed a continuing waiver. No delay by the Lender Group shall constitute a waiver, election, or acquiescence by it.
9.3.    Appointment of a Receiver. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Agent may seek the appointment of a receiver, manager or receiver and manager (a "Receiver") under the Laws of Canada or any province thereof to take possession of all or any portion of the Collateral of any Loan Party or to operate same and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, may seek the appointment of such a Receiver without the requirement of prior notice or a hearing. Any such Receiver shall, to the extent permitted by law, so far as concerns responsibility for his/her acts, be deemed to be an agent of such Loan Party and not Agent and the Lenders, and Agent and the Lenders shall not be in any way responsible for any misconduct, negligence or nonfeasance on the part of any such Receiver, or his/her servants or employees, absent the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of the Agent or the Lenders as determined pursuant to a final, non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction. Subject to the provisions of the instrument appointing him/her, any such Receiver shall have power to take possession of Collateral of any Loan Party, to preserve Collateral of such Loan Party or its value, to carry on or concur in carrying on all or any part of the business of such Loan Party and to sell, lease, license or otherwise dispose of or concur in selling, leasing, licensing or otherwise disposing of Collateral of such Loan Party. To facilitate the foregoing powers, any such Receiver may, to the exclusion of all others, including a Loan Party, enter upon, use and occupy all premises owned or occupied by a Loan Party wherein Collateral of such Loan Party may be situated, maintain Collateral of a Loan Party upon such premises, borrow money on a secured or unsecured basis and use Collateral of a Loan Party directly in carrying on such Loan Party's business or as security for loans or advances to enable the Receiver to carry on such Loan Party's business or otherwise, as such Receiver shall, in its discretion, determine. Except as may be otherwise directed by Agent, all money received from time to time by such Receiver in carrying out his/her appointment shall be received in trust for and paid over to Agent. Every such Receiver may, in the discretion of Agent, be vested with all or any of the rights and powers of Agent and the Lenders. Agent may, either directly or through its nominees, exercise any or all powers and rights given to a Receiver by virtue of the foregoing provisions of this paragraph.
9.4.    Collection Allocation Mechanism.
(a)    On the first date after the Effective Date on which there shall occur an Event of Default under Section 8.6 or the acceleration of Obligations pursuant to Section 9 (the "CAM Exchange Date"), (i) each Lender shall immediately be deemed to have acquired (and shall promptly make payment therefor to the Agent in accordance with Section 2.2(b) or 2.2(e)) participations in the Swing Loans, in an amount equal to such Lender's Pro Rata Share of each US Swing Loan outstanding on such date, (ii) each Lender shall immediately be deemed to have acquired (and shall promptly make payment therefor to the Agent in accordance with Section 2.9) participations in the Obligations with respect to each Letter of Credit in an amount equal to such Lender's Pro Rata Share of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit, and (iii) the Lenders shall automatically and without further act be deemed to have exchanged interests in the Revolving Loans and participations in the Swing Loans and Letters of Credit, such that in lieu of the interest of each Lender in each Revolving Loan and the Obligations with respect to each Swing Loan and Letter of Credit in which it shall participate as of such date (including such Lender's interest in the Obligations, Guaranties and Collateral of each Loan Party in respect thereof), such Lender shall hold an interest in every one of the Revolving Loans and a participation in all of the Obligations in respect of Swing Loans and Letters of Credit (including the Obligations, Guaranties and Collateral of each Loan Party in respect thereof), whether or not such Lender shall previously have participated therein, equal to such Lender's CAM Percentage thereof (the foregoing exchange being referred to as the "CAM Exchange"). Each Lender and each Loan Party hereby consents and agrees to the CAM Exchange, and each Lender agrees that the CAM Exchange shall be binding upon its successors and assigns and any person that acquires a participation in its interests in any Revolving Loan or any participation in any Swing Loan or Letter of Credit. Each Loan Party agrees from time to time to execute and deliver to the Agent all such promissory notes and other instruments and documents as the Agent shall reasonably request to evidence and confirm the respective interests of the Lenders after giving effect to the CAM Exchange, and each Lender agrees to surrender any promissory notes originally received by it in connection with its Revolving Loans hereunder to the Agent against delivery of any promissory notes evidencing its interests in the Revolving Loans so executed and delivered; provided, that, the failure of any Loan Party to execute or deliver or of any Lender to accept any such promissory note, instrument or document shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the CAM Exchange.
(b)    As a result of the CAM Exchange, upon and after the CAM Exchange Date, each payment received by Agent pursuant to any Loan Document in respect of any of the Obligations related to the Revolving Loans, the Letters of Credit and the Swing Loans, and all fees, costs and expenses arising out of or related to any of the foregoing, in each case as provided in the Loan Documents, and each distribution made by the Agent in respect of such Obligations, shall be distributed to the Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective CAM Percentages. Any direct payment received by a Lender upon or after the CAM Exchange Date, including by way of setoff, in respect of an Obligation shall be paid over to the Agent for distribution to the Lenders in accordance herewith.
(c)    The provisions of this Section 9.4 are solely an agreement among the Lenders and Agent for the purpose of allocating risk and the Loan Parties have no additional obligations with respect thereto.
(d)    For purposes of this Section 9.4, "CAM Percentage" means, as to each Lender, a fraction, expressed as a percentage, of which (i) the numerator shall be the US Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount of any Obligations owed to such Lender pursuant to the Loan Documents in respect of Revolving Loans, Letters of Credit and Swing Loans (including, without duplication, as to participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Loans), and fees, costs and expenses with respect to any of the foregoing, whether or not then due and payable, in each case immediately prior to the CAM Exchange Date, and (ii) the denominator shall be the US Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount of any Obligations owed to Lenders pursuant to the Loan Documents in respect of Revolving Loans, Letters of Credit and Swing Loans (including, without duplication, as to participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Loans), and fees, costs and expenses with respect to any of the foregoing, whether or not then due and payable, in each case immediately prior to the CAM Exchange Date.
10.
WAIVERS; INDEMNIFICATION.
10.1.    Demand; Protest; etc. Each Borrower waives demand, protest, notice of protest, notice of default or dishonor, notice of payment and nonpayment, nonpayment at maturity, release, compromise, settlement, extension, or renewal of documents, instruments, chattel paper, and guarantees at any time held by the Lender Group pursuant to the Loan Documents on which such Borrower may in any way be liable.
10.2.    The Lender Group's Liability for Collateral. Each Borrower hereby agrees that: (a) so long as Agent complies with its obligations, if any, under the Code and the PPSA, the Lender Group shall not in any way or manner be liable or responsible for: (i) the safekeeping of the Collateral, (ii) any loss or damage thereto occurring or arising in any manner or fashion from any cause, (iii) any diminution in the value thereof, or (iv) any act or default of any carrier, warehouseman, bailee, forwarding agency, or other Person, and (b) all risk of loss, damage, or destruction of the Collateral shall be borne by Borrowers.
10.3.    Indemnification. Borrowers shall pay, indemnify, defend, and hold the Agent-Related Persons, the Lender-Related Persons, and each Participant (each, an "Indemnified Person") harmless (to the fullest extent permitted by law) from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, investigations, proceedings, liabilities, fines, costs, penalties, and damages, and all reasonable fees and disbursements of one counsel retained by Agent on behalf of the Indemnified Persons, experts, or consultants and all other costs and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith or in connection with the enforcement of this indemnification (as and when they are incurred and irrespective of whether suit is brought), at any time asserted against, imposed upon, or incurred by any of them (a) in connection with or as a result of or related to the execution and delivery (provided that Borrowers shall not be liable for costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) of any Lender (other than WFCF) incurred in advising, structuring, drafting, reviewing, administering or syndicating the Loan Documents), enforcement, performance, or administration (including any restructuring or workout with respect hereto) of this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents, or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby or the monitoring of Parent's and its Subsidiaries' compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents (provided, that, the indemnification in this clause (a) shall not extend to (i) disputes solely between or among the Lenders if not resulting from the action or inaction of any Loan Party or (ii) disputes solely between or among the Lenders and their respective Affiliates; it being understood and agreed that the indemnification in this clause (a) shall extend to Agent (but not the Lenders) relative to disputes between or among Agent on the one hand, and one or more Lenders, or one or more of their Affiliates, on the other hand, or (iii) any taxes or any costs attributable to taxes, which shall be governed by Section 16), (b) with respect to any investigation, litigation, or proceeding related to this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or the use of the proceeds of the credit provided hereunder (irrespective of whether any Indemnified Person is a party thereto), or any act, omission, event, or circumstance in any manner related thereto, and (c) in connection with or arising out of any presence or release of Hazardous Materials at, on, under, to or from any assets or properties owned, leased or operated by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or any Environmental Actions, Environmental Liabilities or Remedial Actions related in any way to any such assets or properties of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (each and all of the foregoing, the "Indemnified Liabilities"). The foregoing to the contrary notwithstanding, no Borrower shall have any obligation to any Indemnified Person under this Section 10.3 with respect to any Indemnified Liability that a court of competent jurisdiction finally determines to have resulted from the bad faith, gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnified Person or its officers, directors, employees, attorneys, or agents as determined pursuant to a final non-appealable order of a court of competent jurisdiction. This provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the repayment of the Obligations. If any Indemnified Person makes any payment to any other Indemnified Person with respect to an Indemnified Liability as to which any Borrower was required to indemnify the Indemnified Person receiving such payment, the Indemnified Person making such payment is entitled to be indemnified and reimbursed by Borrowers with respect thereto. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE FOREGOING INDEMNITY SHALL APPLY TO EACH INDEMNIFIED PERSON WITH RESPECT TO INDEMNIFIED LIABILITIES WHICH IN WHOLE OR IN PART ARE CAUSED BY OR ARISE OUT OF ANY NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION OF SUCH INDEMNIFIED PERSON OR OF ANY OTHER PERSON.
11.
NOTICES.
Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, all notices or demands relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be in writing and (except for financial statements and other informational documents which may be sent by first-class mail, postage prepaid) shall be personally delivered or sent by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), overnight courier, electronic mail (at such email addresses as a party may designate in accordance herewith), or telefacsimile. In the case of notices or demands to Loan Parties or Agent, as the case may be, they shall be sent to the respective address set forth below:
If to Loan Parties:
PolyOne Corporation
33587 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Attn: Treasurer
Fax No. (440) 930-3830
With copies to:
PolyOne Corporation
33587 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Attn: Secretary
Fax No. (440) 930-3830
If to Agent:
Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC
One Boston Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Attn: Portfolio Manager - PolyOne
Fax No. (855) 477-5033
With copies to:
Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Attn: David L. Dranoff, Esq.
Fax No. (312) 863-7439

Any party hereto may change the address at which they are to receive notices hereunder, by notice in writing in the foregoing manner given to the other party. All notices or demands sent in accordance with this Section 11, shall be deemed received on the earlier of the date of actual receipt or three (3) Business Days after the deposit thereof in the mail; provided, that (a) notices sent by overnight courier service shall be deemed to have been given when received, (b) notices by facsimile shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient) and (c) notices by electronic mail shall be deemed received upon the sender's receipt of an acknowledgment from the intended recipient (such as by the "return receipt requested" function, as available, return email or other written acknowledgment).
12.
CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE; JURY TRIAL WAIVER.
(a)    THE VALIDITY OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS (UNLESS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN ANOTHER LOAN DOCUMENT IN RESPECT OF SUCH OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT), THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEMENT HEREOF AND THEREOF, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES HERETO AND THERETO WITH RESPECT TO ALL MATTERS ARISING HEREUNDER OR THEREUNDER OR RELATED HERETO OR THERETO SHALL BE DETERMINED UNDER, GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
(b)    THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ALL ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS SHALL BE TRIED AND LITIGATED ONLY IN THE STATE AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, STATE OF NEW YORK; PROVIDED, THAT ANY SUIT SEEKING ENFORCEMENT AGAINST ANY COLLATERAL OR OTHER PROPERTY MAY BE BROUGHT, AT AGENT'S OPTION, IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION WHERE AGENT ELECTS TO BRING SUCH ACTION OR WHERE SUCH COLLATERAL OR OTHER PROPERTY MAY BE FOUND. EACH LOAN PARTY AND EACH MEMBER OF THE LENDER GROUP WAIVE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT EACH MAY HAVE TO ASSERT THE DOCTRINE OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS OR TO OBJECT TO VENUE TO THE EXTENT ANY PROCEEDING IS BROUGHT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION 12(b).
(c)    TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH LOAN PARTY AND EACH MEMBER OF THE LENDER GROUP HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF ANY OF THE LOAN DOCUMENTS OR ANY OF THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED THEREIN, INCLUDING CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS, BREACH OF DUTY CLAIMS, AND ALL OTHER COMMON LAW OR STATUTORY CLAIMS. EACH LOAN PARTY AND EACH MEMBER OF THE LENDER GROUP REPRESENT THAT EACH HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER AND EACH KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVES ITS JURY TRIAL RIGHTS FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE FILED AS A WRITTEN CONSENT TO A TRIAL BY THE COURT.
(d)    EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK, IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY LOAN DOCUMENTS, OR FOR RECOGNITION OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY JUDGMENT. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO AGREES THAT A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUIT ON THE JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT AGENT MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AGAINST ANY LOAN PARTY OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
13.
ASSIGNMENTS AND PARTICIPATIONS; SUCCESSORS.
13.1.    Assignments and Participations.
(a)    Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more Eligible Transferees (each, an "Assignee") all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and the Obligations at the time owing to it and its participation interests in Letters of Credit, Swing Loans and Overadvances), provided, that, any such assignment shall be subject to the following conditions:
(i)    The aggregate amount of the Commitment or, if the applicable Commitment is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Obligations of the assigning Lender subject to such assignment shall be not less than $5,000,000, unless the Agent otherwise consents, except that such minimum amount shall not apply to (A) an assignment or delegation by any Lender to any other Lender, an Affiliate of any Lender or an Related Fund or (B) a group of new Lenders, each of which is an Affiliate of each other or a Related Fund of such new Lender to the extent that the aggregate amount to be assigned to all such new Lenders is at least $5,000,000 or (C) in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender's Commitment and/or Obligations at the time owing to it;
(ii)    Each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender's rights and obligations under this Agreement;
(iii)    No consent shall be required for any assignment except: (A) the consent of Administrative Borrower shall be required, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed; provided, that (1) Administrative Borrower shall be deemed to have consented to a proposed assignment unless it objects thereto by written notice to Agent within ten (10) Business Days after having received notice thereof and (2) no consent of Administrative Borrower shall be required for an assignment to another Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender, a Related Fund or, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (B) the consent of each of the Agent, Issuing Lender and Swing Lender shall be required, other than for an assignment to another Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or a Related Fund;
(iv)    The parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Agent an Assignment and Acceptance, together with a processing fee of $3,500, provided, that Agent may, in its discretion, elect to reduce or waive such processing fee in the case of any assignment, and the assignee, if it is not a Lender, shall deliver to the Agent an administrative questionnaire in a form reasonably satisfactory to Agent;
(v)    No such assignment shall be made to (A) a Loan Party or an Affiliate of a Loan Party, (B) any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute a Defaulting Lender or one of its Subsidiaries, (C) a natural Person and (D) any holder of Subordinated Debt of a Loan Party to the extent Agent has written notice that such Person is a holder of such Subordinated Debt; and
(vi)    Borrowers and Agent may continue to deal solely and directly with a Lender in connection with the interest so assigned to an Assignee until (A) written notice of such assignment, together with payment instructions, addresses, and related information with respect to the Assignee, have been given to Administrative Borrower and Agent by such Lender and the Assignee, (B) such Lender and its Assignee have delivered to Administrative Borrower and Agent an Assignment and Acceptance and Agent has notified the assigning Lender of its receipt thereof in accordance with this Section 13.1(b) and the satisfaction of the other conditions herein.
(b)    No assignment shall be effective for purposes of this Agreement unless it has been recorded in the Register. From and after the date that Agent notifies the assigning Lender (with a copy to Borrowers) that it has received an executed Assignment and Acceptance and recorded the same in the Register and, if applicable, payment of the required processing fee, (i) the Assignee thereunder shall be a party hereto and, to the extent that rights and obligations hereunder have been assigned to it pursuant to such Assignment and Acceptance, shall be a "Lender" and shall have the rights and obligations of a Lender under the Loan Documents, and (ii) the assigning Lender shall, to the extent that rights and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents have been assigned by it pursuant to such Assignment and Acceptance, relinquish its rights (except with respect to Section 10.3) and be released from any future obligations under this Agreement (and in the case of an Assignment and Acceptance covering all or the remaining portion of an assigning Lender's rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto and thereto); provided, that, nothing contained herein shall release any assigning Lender from obligations that survive the termination of this Agreement, including such assigning Lender's obligations under Section 15 and Section 17.9(a).
(c)    By executing and delivering an Assignment and Acceptance, the assigning Lender thereunder and the Assignee thereunder confirm to and agree with each other and the other parties hereto as follows: (i) other than as provided in such Assignment and Acceptance, such assigning Lender makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with this Agreement or the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of this Agreement or any other Loan Document furnished pursuant hereto, (ii) such assigning Lender makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to the financial condition of any Borrower or the performance or observance by any Borrower of any of its obligations under this Agreement or any other Loan Document furnished pursuant hereto, (iii) such Assignee confirms that it has received a copy of this Agreement, together with such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into such Assignment and Acceptance, (iv) such Assignee will, independently and without reliance upon Agent, such assigning Lender or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement, (v) such Assignee appoints and authorizes Agent to take such actions and to exercise such powers under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as are delegated to Agent, by the terms hereof and thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto, and (vi) such Assignee agrees that it will perform all of the obligations which by the terms of this Agreement are required to be performed by it as a Lender.
(d)    Immediately upon Agent's receipt of the required processing fee, if applicable, and delivery of notice to the assigning Lender pursuant to Section 13.1(b), this Agreement shall be deemed to be amended to the extent, but only to the extent, necessary to reflect the addition of the Assignee and the resulting adjustment of the Commitments arising therefrom. The Commitment allocated to each Assignee shall reduce such Commitments of the assigning Lender pro tanto.
(e)    Any Lender may at any time sell to one or more commercial banks, financial institutions, or other Persons (a "Participant") participating interests in all or any portion of its Obligations, its Commitment, and the other rights and interests of that Lender (the "Originating Lender") hereunder and under the other Loan Documents; provided, that, (i) the Originating Lender shall remain a "Lender" for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the Participant receiving the participating interest in the Obligations, the Commitments, and the other rights and interests of the Originating Lender hereunder shall not constitute a "Lender" hereunder or under the other Loan Documents and the Originating Lender's obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) the Originating Lender shall remain solely responsible for the performance of such obligations, (iii) Borrowers, Agent, and the Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with the Originating Lender in connection with the Originating Lender's rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, (iv) no Lender shall transfer or grant any participating interest under which the Participant has the right to approve any amendment to, or any consent or waiver with respect to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except to the extent such amendment to, or consent or waiver with respect to this Agreement or of any other Loan Document would (A) extend the final maturity date of the Obligations hereunder in which such Participant is participating, (B) reduce the interest rate applicable to the Obligations hereunder in which such Participant is participating, (C) release all or substantially all of the Collateral or guaranties (except to the extent expressly provided herein or in any of the Loan Documents) supporting the Obligations hereunder in which such Participant is participating, (D) postpone the payment of, or reduce the amount of, the interest or fees payable to such Participant through such Lender (other than a waiver of default interest), or (E) decreases the amount or postpones the due dates of scheduled principal repayments or prepayments or premiums payable to such Participant through such Lender, and (v) all amounts payable by Borrowers hereunder shall be determined as if such Lender had not sold such participation, except that, if amounts outstanding under this Agreement are due and unpaid, or shall have been declared or shall have become due and payable upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, each Participant shall be deemed to have the right of set off in respect of its participating interest in amounts owing under this Agreement to the same extent as if the amount of its participating interest were owing directly to it as a Lender under this Agreement. The rights of any Participant only shall be derivative through the Originating Lender with whom such Participant participates and no Participant shall have any rights under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or any direct rights as to the other Lenders, Agent, Loan Parties, the Collections of Loan Parties, the Collateral, or otherwise in respect of the Obligations. No Participant shall have the right to participate directly in the making of decisions by the Lenders among themselves. Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts of (and stated interest on) each Participant's interest in the Loan or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the "Participant Register"); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant's interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except: (i) to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan, letter of credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations, and (ii) with respect to the grant to any Participant of an interest in a Canadian Obligation, Originating Lender shall provide Administrative Borrower with such information as it may reasonably request in accordance with Section 16.2(c).
(f)    In connection with any such assignment or participation or proposed assignment or participation or any grant of a security interest in, or pledge of, its rights under and interest in this Agreement, a Lender may, subject to the provisions of Section 17.9, disclose all documents and information which it now or hereafter may have relating to Parent and its Subsidiaries and their respective businesses.
(g)    Any other provision in this Agreement notwithstanding, any Lender may at any time create a security interest in, or pledge, all or any portion of its rights under and interest in this Agreement in favor of any Federal Reserve Bank in accordance with Regulation A of the Federal Reserve Bank or U.S. Treasury Regulation 31 CFR §203.24, and such Federal Reserve Bank may enforce such pledge or security interest in any manner permitted under applicable law.
13.2.    Successors. This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the respective successors and assigns of each of the parties; provided, that, no Borrower may assign this Agreement or any rights or duties hereunder without the Lenders' prior written consent and any prohibited assignment shall be absolutely void ab initio. No consent to assignment by the Lenders shall release any Borrower from its Obligations. A Lender may assign this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and its rights and duties hereunder and thereunder pursuant to Section 13.1 and, except as expressly required pursuant to Section 13.1, no consent or approval by any Borrower is required in connection with any such assignment.
14.
AMENDMENTS; WAIVERS.
14.1.    Amendments and Waivers.
(a)    No amendment, waiver or other modification of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (other than Bank Product Agreements or the Fee Letter), and no consent with respect to any departure by any Loan Party therefrom, shall be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the Required Lenders (or by Agent at the written request of the Required Lenders) and the Loan Parties that are party thereto and then any such waiver or consent shall be effective, but only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided, that, (i) no such waiver, amendment, or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by all of the Lenders directly affected thereby (which, in the case of all clauses below except clauses (A), (B) and (C), will require the consent of all Lenders), and all of the Loan Parties that are party thereto, do any of the following:
(A)    increase the amount of or extend the expiration date of any Commitment of any Lender,
(B)    extend, postpone or delay any date fixed by this Agreement or any other Loan Document for any payment of principal, interest, fees, or other amounts due to any Lender hereunder or under any other Loan Document,
(C)    reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest on, any loan or other extension of credit hereunder, or reduce any fees or other amounts payable to any Lender hereunder or under any other Loan Document (except (1) in connection with the waiver of applicability of Section 2.4(b) (which waiver shall be effective with the written consent of the Required Lenders), and (2) that any amendment or modification of defined terms used in any financial covenants in this Agreement shall not constitute a reduction in the rate of interest or a reduction of fees for purposes of this clause (C)),
(D)    amend, modify, or eliminate this Section or any provision of this Agreement providing for consent or other action by all Lenders,
(E)    amend, modify, or eliminate Section 15.11,
(F)    release Agent's Lien in and to any of the Collateral, except as permitted by Section 15.11,
(G)    amend, modify, or eliminate the definition of "Supermajority Lenders", "Required Lenders" or "Pro Rata Share",
(H)    except as otherwise permitted by Section 15.11(a), contractually subordinate any of Agent's Liens,
(I)    release any Borrower or any Guarantor from any obligation for the payment of money or consent to the assignment or transfer by any Borrower or any Guarantor of any of its rights or duties under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, except in connection with a merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale of such Person expressly permitted by the terms hereof or the other Loan Documents or if such Person constitutes an Excluded Subsidiary or Unrestricted Subsidiary,
(J)    amend, modify, or eliminate any of the provisions of Section 2.2(d) or Section 2.3(b)(i), (ii) or (iii), Section 2.3(c)(i), or Section 3.1,
(K)    amend, modify, or eliminate any of the provisions of Section 13.1(a) to permit a Loan Party or an Affiliate of a Loan Party to be permitted to become an Assignee, or
(ii)    no such waiver, amendment, or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Supermajority Lenders, amend, modify, or eliminate the definition of US Borrowing Base or Canadian Borrowing Base or any of the defined terms that are used in such definition (including the definitions of Eligible Accounts and Eligible Inventory) to the extent that any such change results in more credit being made available to Borrowers based upon the US Borrowing Base or Canadian Borrowing Base, but not otherwise, or the definitions of US Maximum Credit or Canadian Maximum Credit, or change Sections 2.1(e) or (f) (but exclusive of the right of Agent to eliminate or reduce the amount of reserves).
(b)    No amendment, waiver, modification, elimination, or consent shall amend, modify, or waive (i) the definition of, or any of the terms or provisions of, the Fee Letter, without the written consent of Agent and Borrowers (and shall not require the written consent of any of the Lenders), and (ii) any provision of Section 15 pertaining to Agent, or any other rights or duties of Agent under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, without the written consent of Agent, Borrowers, and the Required Lenders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, the consent of Loan Parties and Lenders shall not be required for the exercise by Agent of any of its rights under this Agreement in accordance with the terms of this Agreement with respect to reserves, or the US Borrowing Base or Canadian Borrowing Base or any of the defined terms (including the definitions of Eligible Accounts and Eligible Inventory) that are used therein,
(c)    No amendment, waiver, modification, elimination, or consent shall amend, modify, or waive any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents pertaining to Issuing Lender, or any other rights or duties of Issuing Lender under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, without the written consent of Issuing Lender, Agent, Borrowers, and the Required Lenders,
(d)    No amendment, waiver, modification, elimination, or consent shall amend, modify, or waive any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents pertaining to Swing Lender, or any other rights or duties of Swing Lender under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, without the written consent of Swing Lender, Agent, Borrowers, and the Required Lenders,
(e)    Anything in this Section 14.1 to the contrary notwithstanding, (i) any amendment, modification, elimination, waiver, consent, termination, or release of, or with respect to, any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document that relates only to the relationship of the Lender Group among themselves, and that does not affect the rights or obligations of any Loan Party, shall not require consent by or the agreement of any Loan Party, (ii) any amendment, waiver, modification, elimination, or consent of or with respect to any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document may be entered into without the consent of, or over the objection of, any Defaulting Lender other than any of the matters governed by Section 14.1(a)(i)(A), (B) or (C), and (iii) any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document may be amended by an agreement in writing entered into by the Borrowers and the Agent to cure any ambiguity, omission, error, defect or inconsistency so long as, in each case, the Lenders shall have received at least five Business Days’ prior written notice thereof and the Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days of the date of such notice to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that the Required Lenders object to such amendment.
14.2.    Replacement of Certain Lenders.
(a)    If (i) any action to be taken by the Lender Group or Agent hereunder requires the consent, authorization, or agreement of all Lenders or all Lenders affected thereby and if such action has received the consent, authorization, or agreement of the Required Lenders but not of all Lenders or all Lenders affected thereby, or (ii) any Lender makes a claim for compensation under Section 16, then Borrowers or Agent, upon at least five (5) Business Days prior irrevocable notice, may permanently replace any Lender that failed to give its consent, authorization, or agreement (a "Non-Consenting Lender") or any Lender that made a claim for compensation (a "Tax Lender") with one or more Replacement Lenders, and the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, shall have no right to refuse to be replaced hereunder. Such notice to replace the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, shall specify an effective date for such replacement, which date shall not be later than 15 Business Days after the date such notice is given.
(b)    Prior to the effective date of such replacement, the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, and each Replacement Lender shall execute and deliver an Assignment and Acceptance, subject only to the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, being repaid in full its share of the outstanding Obligations (without any premium or penalty of any kind whatsoever, but including (i) all interest, fees and other amounts that may be due in payable in respect thereof, and (ii) an assumption of its Pro Rata Share of participations in the Letters of Credit). If the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, shall refuse or fail to execute and deliver any such Assignment and Acceptance prior to the effective date of such replacement, Agent may, but shall not be required to, execute and deliver such Assignment and Acceptance in the name or and on behalf of the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, and irrespective of whether Agent executes and delivers such Assignment and Acceptance, the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment and Acceptance. The replacement of any Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, shall be made in accordance with the terms of Section 13.1. Until such time as one or more Replacement Lenders shall have acquired all of the Obligations, the Commitments, and the other rights and obligations of the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the Non-Consenting Lender or Tax Lender, as applicable, shall remain obligated to make the Non-Consenting Lender's or Tax Lender's, as applicable, Pro Rata Share of Revolving Loans and to purchase a participation in each Letter of Credit, in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of such Letters of Credit.
14.3.    No Waivers; Cumulative Remedies. No failure by Agent or any Lender to exercise any right, remedy, or option under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or delay by Agent or any Lender in exercising the same, will operate as a waiver thereof. No waiver by Agent or any Lender will be effective unless it is in writing, and then only to the extent specifically stated. No waiver by Agent or any Lender on any occasion shall affect or diminish Agent's and each Lender's rights thereafter to require strict performance by each Loan Party of any provision of this Agreement. Agent's and each Lender's rights under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents will be cumulative and not exclusive of any other right or remedy that Agent or any Lender may have.
15.
AGENT; THE LENDER GROUP.
15.1.    Appointment and Authorization of Agent. Each Lender hereby designates and appoints WFCF as its agent under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and each Lender hereby irrevocably authorizes (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to designate, appoint, and authorize) Agent to execute and deliver each of the other Loan Documents on its behalf and to take such other action on its behalf under the provisions of this Agreement and each other Loan Document and to exercise such powers and perform such duties as are expressly delegated to Agent by the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. Agent agrees to act as agent for and on behalf of the Lenders (and the Bank Product Providers) on the conditions contained in this Section 15. Any provision to the contrary contained elsewhere in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document notwithstanding, Agent shall not have any duties or responsibilities, except those expressly set forth herein or in the other Loan Documents, nor shall Agent have or be deemed to have any fiduciary relationship with any Lender (or Bank Product Provider), and no implied covenants, functions, responsibilities, duties, obligations or liabilities shall be read into this Agreement or any other Loan Document or otherwise exist against Agent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the use of the term "agent" in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents with reference to Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable law. Instead, such term is used merely as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only a representative relationship between independent contracting parties. Each Lender hereby further authorizes (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to authorize) Agent to act as the secured party under each of the Loan Documents that create a Lien on any item of Collateral. Except as expressly otherwise provided in this Agreement, Agent shall have and may use its sole discretion with respect to exercising or refraining from exercising any discretionary rights or taking or refraining from taking any actions that Agent expressly is entitled to take or assert under or pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, or of any other provision of the Loan Documents that provides rights or powers to Agent, Lenders agree that Agent shall have the right to exercise the following powers as long as this Agreement remains in effect: (a) maintain, in accordance with its customary business practices, ledgers and records reflecting the status of the Obligations, the Collateral, the Collections of Parent and its Subsidiaries, and related matters, (b) execute or file any and all financing or similar statements or notices, amendments, renewals, supplements, documents, instruments, proofs of claim, notices and other written agreements with respect to the Loan Documents, (c) make Revolving Loans, for itself or on behalf of Lenders, as provided in the Loan Documents, (d) exclusively receive, apply, and distribute the Collections of Parent and its Subsidiaries as provided in the Loan Documents, (e) open and maintain such bank accounts and cash management arrangements as Agent deems necessary and appropriate in accordance with the Loan Documents for the foregoing purposes with respect to the Collateral and the Collections of Parent and its Subsidiaries, (f) perform, exercise, and enforce any and all other rights and remedies of the Lender Group with respect to Parent or its Subsidiaries, the Obligations, the Collateral, the Collections of Parent and its Subsidiaries, or otherwise related to any of same as provided in the Loan Documents, and (g) incur and pay such Lender Group Expenses as Agent may deem necessary or appropriate for the performance and fulfillment of its functions and powers pursuant to the Loan Documents.
15.2.    Delegation of Duties. Agent may execute any of its duties under this Agreement or any other Loan Document by or through agents, employees or attorneys in fact and shall be entitled to advice of counsel concerning all matters pertaining to such duties. Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any agent or attorney in fact that it selects as long as such selection was made without gross negligence or willful misconduct.
15.3.    Liability of Agent. None of the Agent-Related Persons shall (a) be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken by any of them under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the transactions contemplated hereby (except for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct), or (b) be responsible in any manner to any of the Lenders (or Bank Product Providers) for any recital, statement, representation or warranty made by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates, or any officer or director thereof, contained in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document, or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by Agent under or in connection with, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or the validity, effectiveness, genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or for any failure of Parent or its Subsidiaries or any other party to any Loan Document to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder. No Agent-Related Person shall be under any obligation to any Lenders (or Bank Product Providers) to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or to inspect the books and records or properties of Parent or its Subsidiaries.
15.4.    Reliance by Agent. Agent shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any writing, resolution, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, telegram, telefacsimile or other electronic method of transmission, telex or telephone message, statement or other document or conversation believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent, or made by the proper Person or Persons, and upon advice and statements of legal counsel (including counsel to any Lender), independent accountants and other experts selected by Agent. Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under this Agreement or any other Loan Document unless Agent shall first receive such advice or concurrence of the Lenders as it deems appropriate and until such instructions are received, Agent shall act, or refrain from acting, as it deems advisable. If Agent so requests, it shall first be indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction by the Lenders (and, if it so elects, the Bank Product Providers) against any and all liability and expense that may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action. Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document in accordance with a request or consent of the Required Lenders and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon all of the Lenders (and Bank Product Providers).
15.5.    Notice of Default or Event of Default. Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, except with respect to defaults in the payment of principal, interest, fees, and expenses required to be paid to Agent for the account of the Lenders and, except with respect to Events of Default of which Agent has actual knowledge, unless Agent shall have received written notice from a Lender or any Borrower referring to this Agreement, describing such Default or Event of Default, and stating that such notice is a "notice of default." Agent promptly will notify the Lenders of its receipt of any such notice or of any Event of Default of which Agent has actual knowledge. If any Lender obtains actual knowledge of any Event of Default, such Lender promptly shall notify the other Lenders and Agent of such Event of Default. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for giving any notices to its Participants, if any. Subject to Section 15.4, Agent shall take such action with respect to such Default or Event of Default as may be requested by the Required Lenders in accordance with Section 9; provided, that, unless and until Agent has received any such request, Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Default or Event of Default as it shall deem advisable.
15.6.    Credit Decision. Each Lender (and Bank Product Provider) acknowledges that none of the Agent-Related Persons has made any representation or warranty to it, and that no act by Agent hereinafter taken, including any review of the affairs of Parent and its Subsidiaries or Affiliates, shall be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty by any Agent-Related Person to any Lender (or Bank Product Provider). Each Lender represents (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to represent) to Agent that it has, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person and based on such due diligence, documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own appraisal of, and investigation into, the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of any Borrower or any other Person party to a Loan Document, and all applicable bank regulatory laws relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, and made its own decision to enter into this Agreement and to extend credit to Borrowers. Each Lender also represents (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to represent) that it will, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit analysis, appraisals and decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and to make such investigations as it deems necessary to inform itself as to the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of any Borrower or any other Person party to a Loan Document. Except for notices, reports, and other documents expressly herein required to be furnished to the Lenders by Agent, Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility to provide any Lender (or Bank Product Provider) with any credit or other information concerning the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of any Borrower or any other Person party to a Loan Document that may come into the possession of any of the Agent-Related Persons. Each Lender acknowledges (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to acknowledge) that Agent does not have any duty or responsibility, either initially or on a continuing basis (except to the extent, if any, that is expressly specified herein) to provide such Lender (or Bank Product Provider) with any credit or other information with respect to any Borrower, its Affiliates or any of their respective business, legal, financial or other affairs, and irrespective of whether such information came into Agent's or its Affiliates' or representatives' possession before or after the date on which such Lender became a party to this Agreement (or such Bank Product Provider entered into a Bank Product Agreement).
15.7.    Costs and Expenses; Indemnification. Agent may incur and pay Lender Group Expenses to the extent Agent reasonably deems necessary or appropriate for the performance and fulfillment of its functions, powers, and obligations pursuant to the Loan Documents, including court costs, attorneys' fees and expenses, fees and expenses of financial accountants, advisors, consultants, and appraisers, costs of collection by outside collection agencies, auctioneer fees and expenses, and costs of security guards or insurance premiums paid to maintain the Collateral, whether or not Borrowers are obligated to reimburse Agent or Lenders for such expenses pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise. To the extent any Loan Parties are required to reimburse Agent for such Lender Group Expenses, Agent is authorized and directed to deduct and retain sufficient amounts from the Collections of Parent and its Subsidiaries received by Agent to reimburse Agent for such out-of-pocket costs and expenses prior to the distribution of any amounts to Lenders (or Bank Product Providers). In the event Agent is not reimbursed for such costs and expenses by Parent or its Subsidiaries, each Lender hereby agrees that it is and shall be obligated to pay to Agent such Lender's Pro Rata Share thereof. Whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby are consummated, each of the Lenders, on a ratable basis, shall indemnify and defend the Agent-Related Persons (to the extent not reimbursed by or on behalf of Borrowers and without limiting the obligation of Borrowers to do so) from and against any and all Indemnified Liabilities; provided, that, no Lender shall be liable for the payment to any Agent-Related Person of any portion of such Indemnified Liabilities resulting solely from such Person's gross negligence or willful misconduct nor shall any Lender be liable for the obligations of any Defaulting Lender in failing to make a Revolving Loan or other extension of credit hereunder. Without limitation of the foregoing, each Lender shall reimburse Agent upon demand for such Lender's Pro Rata Share of any costs or out of pocket expenses (including attorneys, accountants, advisors, and consultants fees and expenses) incurred by Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration, modification, amendment, or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of, or legal advice in respect of rights or responsibilities under, this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the extent that Agent is not reimbursed for such expenses by or on behalf of Borrowers. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Lenders shall be liable and indemnify Agent-Related Persons only for Indemnified Liabilities and other costs and expenses that relate to or arise from an Agent-Related Person acting as or for Agent (in its capacity as Agent). The undertaking in this Section shall survive the payment of all Obligations hereunder and the resignation or replacement of Agent.
15.8.    Agent in Individual Capacity. WFCF and its Affiliates may make loans to, issue letters of credit for the account of, accept deposits from, provide Bank Products to, acquire equity interests in, and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust, financial advisory, underwriting, or other business with Parent and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates and any other Person party to any Loan Document as though WFCF were not Agent hereunder, and, in each case, without notice to or consent of the other members of the Lender Group. The other members of the Lender Group acknowledge (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to acknowledge) that, pursuant to such activities, WFCF or its Affiliates may receive information regarding Borrowers or their Affiliates or any other Person party to any Loan Documents that is subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of Borrowers or such other Person and that prohibit the disclosure of such information to the Lenders (or Bank Product Providers), and the Lenders acknowledge (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to acknowledge) that, in such circumstances (and in the absence of a waiver of such confidentiality obligations, which waiver Agent will use its reasonable best efforts to obtain), Agent shall not be under any obligation to provide such information to them. The terms "Lender" and "Lenders" include WFCF in its individual capacity.
15.9.    Successor Agent. Agent may resign as Agent upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Lenders (unless such notice is waived by the Required Lenders) and Administrative Borrower (unless such notice is waived by Borrowers) and without any notice to the Bank Product Providers. If Agent resigns under this Agreement, the Required Lenders shall be entitled, with (so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing) the consent of Administrative Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed, or conditioned), appoint a successor Agent for the Lenders (and the Bank Product Providers). If, at the time that Agent's resignation is effective, it is acting as the Issuing Lender or Swing Lender, such resignation shall also operate to effectuate its resignation as the Issuing Lender or Swing Lender, as applicable, and it shall automatically be relieved of any further obligation to issue Letters of Credit, to cause the Underlying Issuer to issue Letters of Credit, or to make Swing Loans. If no successor Agent is appointed prior to the effective date of the resignation of Agent, Agent may appoint, after consulting with the Lenders and Administrative Borrower, a successor Agent from among Lenders (unless no Lender is willing to accept such appointment, then otherwise as Agent determines). If Agent has materially breached or failed to perform any material provision of this Agreement or of applicable law, the Required Lenders may agree in writing to remove and replace Agent with a successor Agent from among the Lenders with (so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing) the consent of Borrowers (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed, or conditioned). In any such event, upon the acceptance of its appointment as successor Agent hereunder, such successor Agent shall succeed to all the rights, powers, and duties of the retiring Agent and the term "Agent" shall mean such successor Agent and the retiring Agent's appointment, powers, and duties as Agent shall be terminated. After any retiring Agent's resignation hereunder as Agent, the provisions of this Section 15 shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was Agent under this Agreement. If no successor Agent has accepted appointment as Agent by the date which is thirty (30) days following a retiring Agent's notice of resignation, the retiring Agent's resignation shall nevertheless thereupon become effective and the Lenders shall perform all of the duties of Agent hereunder until such time, if any, as the Lenders appoint a successor Agent as provided for above.
15.10.    Lender in Individual Capacity. Any Lender and its respective Affiliates may make loans to, issue letters of credit for the account of, accept deposits from, provide Bank Products to, acquire equity interests in and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust, financial advisory, underwriting, or other business with Parent and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates and any other Person party to any Loan Documents as though such Lender were not a Lender hereunder without notice to or consent of the other members of the Lender Group (or the Bank Product Providers). The other members of the Lender Group acknowledge (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to acknowledge) that, pursuant to such activities, such Lender and its respective Affiliates may receive information regarding Parent or their Affiliates or any other Person party to any Loan Documents that is subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of Parent or such other Person and that prohibit the disclosure of such information to the Lenders, and the Lenders acknowledge (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to acknowledge) that, in such circumstances (and in the absence of a waiver of such confidentiality obligations, which waiver such Lender will use its reasonable best efforts to obtain), such Lender shall not be under any obligation to provide such information to them.
15.11.    Collateral Matters.
(a)    The Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to authorize) Agent to release any Lien on any of the Collateral (i) upon termination of the Commitments and payment and satisfaction of all of the Obligations, or (ii) constituting property being sold or disposed of if Administrative Borrower or any Loan Party certifies to Agent that the sale or disposition is not prohibited by Section 6.4 (and Agent may rely conclusively on any such certificate, without further inquiry), or (iii) constituting property in which any Loan Party did not own an interest at the time the security interest, mortgage or lien was granted or at any time thereafter, or (iv) having a value in the aggregate in any twelve (12) month period of less than $5,000,000, and to the extent Agent may release its Lien on any such Collateral pursuant to the sale or other disposition thereof, such sale or other disposition shall be deemed consented to by Lenders, or (v) if required or permitted under the terms of any of the other Loan Documents, including any intercreditor agreement, or (vi) constituting property leased to a Loan Party under a lease that has expired or is terminated, or (vii) subject to Section 14.1 and the Security Agreement, if the release is approved, authorized or ratified in writing by the Required Lenders. In no event shall the consent or approval of an Issuing Lender to any release of Collateral be required. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to require the consent of any Bank Product Provider to any release of any Collateral or termination of security interests in any Collateral. Upon request by Agent or any Borrower at any time, the Lenders will (and if so requested, the Bank Product Providers will) confirm in writing Agent's authority to release any such Liens on particular types or items of Collateral pursuant to this Section 15.11; provided, that, (1) Agent shall not be required to execute any document necessary to evidence such release on terms that, in Agent's opinion, would expose Agent to liability or create any obligation or entail any consequence other than the release of such Lien without recourse, representation, or warranty, and (2) such release shall not in any manner discharge, affect, or impair the Obligations or any Liens (other than those expressly being released) upon (or obligations of any Borrower in respect of) all interests retained by any Loan Party, including, the proceeds of any sale, all of which shall continue to constitute part of the Collateral. The Lenders further hereby irrevocably authorize (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to authorize) Agent, at its option and in its sole discretion, to subordinate any Lien granted to or held by Agent under any Loan Document to the holder of any Permitted Lien on such property if such Permitted Lien secures Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness.
(b)    The Loan Parties and the Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to authorize) Agent, based upon the instruction of the Required Lenders, to (A) consent to, credit bid or purchase (either directly or through one or more acquisition vehicles) all or any portion of the Collateral at any sale thereof conducted under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code or other bankruptcy or insolvency laws, including under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, (B) credit bid or purchase (either directly or through one or more acquisition vehicles) all or any portion of the Collateral at any sale or other disposition thereof conducted under the provisions of the Code or the PPSA, including pursuant to Sections 9-610 or 9-620 of the Code, or (C) credit bid or purchase (either directly or through one or more acquisition vehicles) all or any portion of the Collateral at any other sale or foreclosure conducted by Agent (whether by judicial action or otherwise) in accordance with applicable law. In connection with any such credit bid or purchase, the Obligations owed to the Lenders and the Bank Product Providers shall be entitled to be, and shall be, credit bid on a ratable basis (with Obligations with respect to contingent or unliquidated claims being estimated for such purpose if the fixing or liquidation thereof would not unduly delay the ability of Agent to credit bid or purchase at such sale or other disposition of the Collateral and, if such claims cannot be estimated without unduly delaying the ability of Agent to credit bid, then such claims shall be disregarded, not credit bid, and not entitled to any interest in the asset or assets purchased by means of such credit bid) and the Lenders and the Bank Product Providers whose Obligations are credit bid shall be entitled to receive interests (ratably based upon the proportion of their Obligations credit bid in relation to the aggregate amount of Obligations so credit bid) in the asset or assets so purchased (or in the Equity Interests of the acquisition vehicle or vehicles that are used to consummate such purchase).
(c)    Agent shall have no obligation whatsoever to any of the Lenders (or the Bank Product Providers) to assure that the Collateral exists or is owned by a Loan Party or is cared for, protected, or insured or has been encumbered, or that Agent's Liens have been properly or sufficiently or lawfully created, perfected, protected, or enforced or are entitled to any particular priority, or that any particular items of Collateral meet the eligibility criteria applicable in respect thereof or whether to impose, maintain, reduce, or eliminate any particular reserve hereunder or whether the amount of any such reserve is appropriate or not, or to exercise at all or in any particular manner or under any duty of care, disclosure or fidelity, or to continue exercising, any of the rights, authorities and powers granted or available to Agent pursuant to any of the Loan Documents, it being understood and agreed that in respect of the Collateral, or any act, omission, or event related thereto, subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Agent may act in any manner it may deem appropriate, in its sole discretion given Agent's own interest in the Collateral in its capacity as one of the Lenders and that Agent shall have no other duty or liability whatsoever to any Lender (or Bank Product Provider) as to any of the foregoing, except as otherwise provided herein.
(d)    Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document to the contrary, no Mortgage shall be executed and delivered unless and until at least ten (10) Business Days in advance of such execution and delivery, Agent shall have delivered to each Lender (A) written notice thereof, and (B) such flood certification documentation or other documentation with respect thereto as may be required or reasonably requested by any Lender with respect to any Flood Laws; provided, however, that the failure to execute and deliver any Mortgage pursuant to this Section 15.11(d) shall not constitute a breach by the Loan Parties or a Default or Event of Default hereunder or under any other Loan Document. 
15.12.    Restrictions on Actions by Lenders; Sharing of Payments.
(a)    Each of the Lenders agrees that it shall not, without the express written consent of Agent and only to the extent it is lawfully entitled to do so, set off against the Obligations, any amounts owing by such Lender to Parent or its Subsidiaries or any Deposit Accounts of Parent or its Subsidiaries now or hereafter maintained with such Lender. Each of the Lenders further agrees that it shall not, unless specifically requested to do so in writing by Agent, take or cause to be taken any action, including, the commencement of any legal or equitable proceedings to enforce any Loan Document against any Borrower or any Guarantor or to foreclose any Lien on, or otherwise enforce any security interest in, any of the Collateral.
(b)    If, at any time or times any Lender shall receive (i) by payment, foreclosure, setoff, or otherwise, any proceeds of Collateral or any payments with respect to the Obligations, except for any such proceeds or payments received by such Lender from Agent pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, or (ii) payments from Agent in excess of such Lender's Pro Rata Share of all such distributions by Agent, such Lender promptly shall (A) turn the same over to Agent, in kind, and with such endorsements as may be required to negotiate the same to Agent, or in immediately available funds, as applicable, for the account of all of the Lenders and for application to the Obligations in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Agreement, or (B) purchase, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in the Obligations owed to the other Lenders so that such excess payment received shall be applied ratably as among the Lenders in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares; provided, that, to the extent that such excess payment received by the purchasing party is thereafter recovered from it, those purchases of participations shall be rescinded in whole or in part, as applicable, and the applicable portion of the purchase price paid therefor shall be returned to such purchasing party, but without interest except to the extent that such purchasing party is required to pay interest in connection with the recovery of the excess payment. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, to the extent that cash collateral has been specifically pledged by a Borrower to a Lender prior to the date hereof to secure the Bank Product Obligations owing to such Lender, such Lender may apply such cash collateral to such Bank Product Obligations, after notice to Agent, and shall only be required to comply with this Section 15.12(b) as to such cash collateral to the extent that the amount of such cash collateral exceeds the applicable Bank Product Obligations.
15.13.    Agency for Perfection. Agent hereby appoints each other Lender (and each Bank Product Provider) as its agent (and each Lender hereby accepts (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to accept) such appointment) for the purpose of perfecting Agent's Liens in assets which, in accordance with Article 8 or Article 9, as applicable, of the Code or in accordance with the PPSA can be perfected by possession or control. Should any Lender obtain possession or control of any such Collateral, such Lender shall notify Agent thereof, and, promptly upon Agent's request therefor shall deliver possession or control of such Collateral to Agent or in accordance with Agent's instructions.
15.14.    Payments by Agent to the Lenders. All payments to be made by Agent to the Lenders (or Bank Product Providers) shall be made by bank wire transfer of immediately available funds pursuant to such wire transfer instructions as each party may designate for itself by written notice to Agent. Concurrently with each such payment, Agent shall identify whether such payment (or any portion thereof) represents principal, premium, fees, or interest of the Obligations.
15.15.    Concerning the Collateral and Related Loan Documents. Each member of the Lender Group authorizes and directs Agent to enter into this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Each member of the Lender Group agrees (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to agree) that any action taken by Agent in accordance with the terms of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents relating to the Collateral and the exercise by Agent of its powers set forth therein or herein, together with such other powers that are reasonably incidental thereto, shall be binding upon all of the Lenders (and such Bank Product Provider). Each Lender hereby authorizes Agent, on behalf of such Lender, to execute the Reaffirmation of US Loan Documents, the Reaffirmation of Canadian Loan Documents, and each other amendment, supplement or modification to a Loan Document to be executed and delivered on the Effective Date.
15.16.    Field Examination Reports; Confidentiality; Disclaimers by Lenders; Other Reports and Information.
(a)    By becoming a party to this Agreement, each Lender:
(i)    is deemed to have requested that Agent furnish such Lender, promptly after it becomes available, a copy of each field examination report respecting Parent or its Subsidiaries (each, a "Report") prepared by or at the request of Agent, and Agent shall so furnish each Lender with such Reports,
(ii)    expressly agrees and acknowledges that Agent does not (i) make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of any Report, and (ii) shall not be liable for any information contained in any Report,
(iii)    expressly agrees and acknowledges that the Reports are not comprehensive audits or examinations, that Agent or other party performing any audit or examination will inspect only specific information regarding Parent and its Subsidiaries and will rely significantly upon Parent's and its Subsidiaries' books and records, as well as on representations of each Borrower's personnel,
(iv)    agrees to keep all Reports and other material, non-public information regarding Parent and its Subsidiaries and their operations, assets, and existing and contemplated business plans in a confidential manner in accordance with Section 17.9, and
(v)    without limiting the generality of any other indemnification provision contained in this Agreement, agrees: (i) to hold Agent and any other Lender preparing a Report harmless from any action the indemnifying Lender may take or fail to take or any conclusion the indemnifying Lender may reach or draw from any Report in connection with any loans or other credit accommodations that the indemnifying Lender has made or may make to Borrowers, or the indemnifying Lender's participation in, or the indemnifying Lender's purchase of, a loan or loans of Borrowers, and (ii) to pay and protect, and indemnify, defend and hold Agent, and any such other Lender preparing a Report harmless from and against, the claims, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and other amounts (including, attorneys' fees and costs) incurred by Agent and any such other Lender preparing a Report as the direct or indirect result of any third parties who obtains all or part of any Report through the indemnifying Lender.
(b)    In addition to the foregoing, any Lender may from time to time request of Agent in writing that Agent provide to such Lender a copy of any report or document provided by Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent to Agent that has not been contemporaneously provided by Parent or its Subsidiaries to such Lender, and, upon receipt of such request, Agent promptly shall provide a copy of same to such Lender, (i) to the extent that Agent is entitled, under any provision of the Loan Documents, to request additional reports or information from Parent or its Subsidiaries, any Lender may, from time to time, reasonably request Agent to exercise such right as specified in such Lender's notice to Agent, whereupon Agent promptly shall request of such Borrower the additional reports or information reasonably specified by such Lender, and, upon receipt thereof from Parent or its Subsidiaries, Agent promptly shall provide a copy of same to such Lender, and (ii) any time that Agent renders to any Borrower a statement regarding the Loan Account, Agent shall send a copy of such statement to each Lender.
15.17.    Agent May File Proofs of Claim.
(a)    In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition or other judicial proceeding or other Insolvency Proceeding relative to any Loan Party, Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Obligations or amounts owing in respect of Letters of Credit shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether Agent shall have made any demand on the Borrowers) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
(i)    to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Obligations and all other Obligations (other than obligations under Bank Products to which Agent is not a party) that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of Lenders, Issuing Lender and Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of Lenders, Issuing Lender and Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due Lenders, Issuing Lender and Agent allowed in such judicial proceeding; and
(ii)    to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same; and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender and Issuing Lender to make such payments to Agent and, in the event that Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to Lenders and Issuing Lender, to pay to Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of Agent and its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due Agent.
(iii)    Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender or Issuing Lender any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or to authorize Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender in any such proceeding.
15.18.    Several Obligations; No Liability. Notwithstanding that certain of the Loan Documents now or hereafter may have been or will be executed only by or in favor of Agent in its capacity as such, and not by or in favor of the Lenders, any and all obligations on the part of Agent (if any) to make any credit available hereunder shall constitute the several (and not joint) obligations of the respective Lenders on a ratable basis, according to their respective Commitments, to make an amount of such credit not to exceed, in principal amount, at any one time outstanding, the amount of their respective Commitments. Nothing contained herein shall confer upon any Lender any interest in, or subject any Lender to any liability for, or in respect of, the business, assets, profits, losses, or liabilities of any other Lender. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for notifying its Participants of any matters relating to the Loan Documents to the extent any such notice may be required, and no Lender shall have any obligation, duty, or liability to any Participant of any other Lender. Except as provided in Section 15.7, no member of the Lender Group shall have any liability for the acts of any other member of the Lender Group. No Lender shall be responsible to any Borrower or any other Person for any failure by any other Lender (or Bank Product Provider) to fulfill its obligations to make credit available hereunder, nor to advance for such Lender (or Bank Product Provider) or on its behalf, nor to take any other action on behalf of such Lender (or Bank Product Provider) hereunder or in connection with the financing contemplated herein.
15.19.    Appointment for the Province of Quebec. Without prejudice to Section 15.1 above, each member of the Lender Group (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to) hereby irrevocably appoints the Agent as hypothecary representative (formerly referred to as the person holding the power of attorney or fondé de pouvoir) for the holders of each Bond (as hereinafter defined) or for each member of the Lender Group, as the case may be (in each case, collectively, the "Secured Parties"), as contemplated under Article 2692 of the Civil Code of Quebec, (i) to enter into, to take and to hold on behalf of the Secured Parties, and for their benefit, any deed of hypothec executed or to be executed at any time by a Loan Party under the laws of the Province of Quebec and creating a hypothec on the property of such Loan Party (as security for the Bond or the Obligations, as the case may be) and to exercise such powers and duties which are conferred upon the Agent under any such deed of hypothec and Applicable Law, (ii) to hold as agent, mandatary, custodian and depositary for and on behalf of each of the Secured Parties and to be the sole registered holder of any bond, debenture or other title of indebtedness (each, a "Bond") issued under any deed of hypothec which contemplates the issuance of a Bond, as applicable, the whole notwithstanding Section 32 of the Act Respecting the Special Powers of Legal Persons (Quebec) or any other Applicable Law, and (iii) to enter into, to take and to hold a pledge agreement in respect of each Bond (each, a "Pledge"), as applicable, executed at any time by such Loan Party under the laws of the Province of Quebec and evidencing the pledge of such Bond as security for the payment and performance of the applicable Obligations. In this respect, (a) Wells Fargo, as agent, mandatary, custodian and depositary of the Secured Parties, shall keep a record indicating the names and addresses of, and the pro rata portion of the Obligations secured by each Pledge, owing to the Persons for and on behalf of whom each Bond is so held from time to time, and (b) each Secured Party will be entitled to the benefits of any property charged under each Deed of Hypothec and each Pledge and will participate in the proceeds of realization of any such property, the whole in accordance with the terms hereof. Any Person who becomes a Secured Party shall be deemed to have consented to and confirmed the appointment of the Agent as hypothecary representative. The execution prior to the date hereof by the Agent of any deed of hypothec, Pledge or other security documents made pursuant to the Applicable Laws of the Province of Quebec is hereby ratified and confirmed. In the event of the resignation or removal of the Agent and appointment of a successor Agent, such successor Agent shall also act as hypothecary representative without further formality, except (i) the execution of any documents necessary for the purposes of effecting the assignment and transfer of any related Bonds and Pledges (which may include the issuance and delivery of replacement Bonds and the amendment and restatement of the Pledges), as applicable, and (ii) the filing of a notice of replacement of hypothecary representative in the applicable registers (as contemplated by Article 2692 of the Civil Code of Québec). Without prejudice to Section 12(a) hereof, the provisions of this paragraph shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec to the extent necessary to give full force and effect thereto.
15.20.    Authorization.
(a)    Each Lender hereby (i) consents to the establishment of the priority of the Liens provided for in the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement, (ii) agrees that it will be bound by, and will take no actions contrary to, the provisions of the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement, (iii) ratifies Agent's prior entry into the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement on behalf of such Lender and agrees that Agent may take such actions on its behalf as is contemplated by the terms of the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement, and (iv) acknowledges (or is deemed to acknowledge) that a copy of the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement was delivered, or made available, to such Lender and it has received and reviewed such agreement. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement and any of the other Loan Documents, the terms of the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement shall govern and control except as expressly set forth in the Series G Guarantee Lien Acknowledgement.
(b)    Each Lender hereby (i) consents to the subordination of Liens provided for in the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, (ii) agrees that it will be bound by, and will take no actions contrary to, the provisions of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, (iii) ratifies Agent's prior entry into the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement on behalf of such Lender, authorizes and instructs Agent to deliver to Term Loan Agent the Acknowledgment of Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement on the date hereof, and agrees that Agent may take such actions on its behalf as is contemplated by the terms of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, and (iv) acknowledges that a copy of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement and the Acknowledgment of Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement was delivered, or made available, to such Lender and it has received and reviewed such agreement and acknowledgment. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Lien and security interest granted pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the exercise of any right or remedy hereunder are subject to the provisions of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement and any of the other Loan Documents, the terms of the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement shall govern and control except as expressly set forth in the Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement. Furthermore, in the event the Term Loan Credit Agreement has not been terminated, notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary, if there is a delivery or control obligation with respect to any Term Loan Priority Collateral and such delivery or grant of control cannot be made by the applicable Loan Agent to both Agent and Term Loan Agent, such delivery requirement shall be satisfied by delivery by the applicable Grantor to Term Loan Agent.
15.21.    Release of Life Insurance Policies. So long as the Loan Parties are in compliance with Section 6.16(d), the Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize (and by entering into a Bank Product Agreement, each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed to authorize) Agent to release any Lien on any Life Insurance Policy upon at least thirty (30) days (or such shorter period as agreed to by Agent in writing) written notice from Parent that any key person life insurance policy shall not constitute a "Life Insurance Policy" hereunder or under any other Loan Document and in connection therewith, Agent shall release or terminate any Life Insurance Assignment executed in connection with such Life Insurance Policy and take such further actions as reasonably requested by Parent, at the Borrowers' sole cost and expense.
16.
WITHHOLDING TAXES.
16.1.    No Setoff; Payments. All payments made by any Borrower hereunder or under any note or other Loan Document will be made without setoff, counterclaim, or other defense. In addition, all such payments will be made free and clear of, and without deduction or withholding for, any present or future Taxes except as required by Law, and in the event any deduction or withholding of Taxes is required, Borrowers shall comply with the next sentence of this Section 16.1. If any Taxes are required to be deducted or withheld, Borrowers agree to pay the full amount of such Taxes and such additional amounts as may be necessary so that every payment of all amounts due under this Agreement, any note, or Loan Document, including any amount paid pursuant to this Section 16.1 after withholding or deduction for or on account of any Taxes, will not be less than the amount provided for herein; provided, that, Borrowers shall not be required to increase any such amounts if the increase in such amount payable results from Agent's or such Lender's own willful misconduct or gross negligence (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction). Borrowers will furnish to Agent as promptly as possible after the date the payment of any Tax is due pursuant to applicable law, certified copies of tax receipts evidencing such payment by Borrowers or such other evidence as is reasonably satisfactory to Agent. Borrowers agree to pay any present or future stamp, value added or documentary taxes or any other excise or property taxes, similar charges, or similar levies that arise from any payment made hereunder or from the execution, delivery, performance, recordation, or filing of, or otherwise with respect to this Agreement or any other Loan Document. The Borrowers shall jointly and severally (subject to the penultimate sentence of this Section 16.1) indemnify each of Agent, Lenders and Issuing Lender (collectively a "Tax Indemnitee") for the full amount of Taxes imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or breach thereof by any Loan Party (including, without limitation, any Taxes imposed or asserted on, or attributable to, amounts payable under this Section 16.1) imposed on, or paid by, such Tax Indemnitee and all reasonable costs and expenses related thereto (including reasonable fees and disbursements of attorneys and other tax professionals), as and when they are incurred and irrespective of whether suit is brought, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority; provided, that, Borrowers shall not be required to increase any such amount if the increase in such amount payable results from such Tax Indemnitee's own willful misconduct or gross negligence (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction). Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Loan Party that is a CFC or CFC Holding Company (including the Canadian Borrowers and the Canadian Guarantors) shall be liable under this Section 16.1 with respect to any taxes imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of a US Loan Party. The obligations of the Loan Parties under this Section 16 shall survive the termination of this Agreement, the resignation and replacement of the Agent, and the repayment of the Obligations.
16.2.    Exemptions.
(a)    If a Lender or Participant is entitled to claim an exemption or reduction from United States withholding tax, such Lender or Participant agrees with and in favor of Agent, to deliver to Agent and Administrative Borrower (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation only) one of the following before receiving its first payment under this Agreement:
(i)    if such Lender or Participant is entitled to claim an exemption from United States withholding tax pursuant to the portfolio interest exception, (A) a statement of the Lender or Participant, signed under penalty of perjury, that it is not a (1) a "bank" as described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the IRC, (2) a ten percent (10%) shareholder of any Borrower (within the meaning of Section 871(h)(3)(B) of the IRC), or (3) a controlled foreign corporation related to any Borrower within the meaning of Section 864(d)(4) of the IRC, and (B) a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, or Form W-8IMY (with proper attachments);
(ii)    if such Lender or Participant is entitled to claim an exemption from, or a reduction of, withholding tax under a United States tax treaty, a properly completed and executed copy of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable;
(iii)    if such Lender or Participant is entitled to claim that interest paid under this Agreement is exempt from United States withholding tax because it is effectively connected with a United States trade or business of such Lender, a properly completed and executed copy of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(iv)    if such Lender or Participant is entitled to claim that interest paid under this Agreement is exempt from United States withholding tax because such Lender or Participant serves as an intermediary, a properly completed and executed copy of IRS Form W-8IMY (with proper attachments); or
(v)    a properly completed and executed copy of any other form or forms, including IRS Form W-9, as may be required under the IRC or other laws of the United States as a condition to exemption from, or reduction of, United States withholding or backup withholding tax, including under FATCA.
(b)    (i)    Each Lender or Participant shall provide new forms (or successor forms) upon the expiration or obsolescence of any previously delivered forms, at the time or times prescribed by applicable Law and upon the reasonable request of the Agent or Administrative Borrower and shall promptly notify Agent and Administrative Borrower (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation only) of any change in circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction. In addition, each Lender, if reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. The completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 16.2(a) above and this Section 16.2(b)) shall not be required if in such Lender's reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(i)    Any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Borrower or the Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as many be prescribed by applicable Law to permit the Borrowers or the Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.
(ii)    If a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the IRC, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and Agent at the time or times prescribed by Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the IRC) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowers and the Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender's obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.
(iii)    Solely for purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Term Loan Closing Date, the Borrowers and the Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Agent to treat) the Agreement as not qualifying as a "grandfathered obligation" within the meaning of Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i) of the Treasury Regulations.
(c)    If a Lender or Participant claims an exemption from withholding tax in a jurisdiction other than the United States, such Lender or such Participant agrees with and in favor of Agent and Borrowers to deliver to Agent and Administrative Borrower (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation only) any such form or forms, as may be required under the laws of such jurisdiction as a condition to exemption from, or reduction of, foreign withholding or backup withholding tax, and such other documentation as may be reasonably requested by Administrative Borrower or Agent in connection with any such exemption or reduction, before receiving its first payment under this Agreement, but only if such Lender or such Participant is legally able to deliver such forms, provided, that, nothing in this Section 16.2(c) shall require a Lender or Participant to disclose any information that it deems to be confidential (including without limitation, its tax returns). Each Lender and each Participant shall provide new forms (or successor forms) upon the expiration or obsolescence of any previously delivered forms and to promptly notify Agent and Administrative Borrower (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation only) of any change in circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction.
(d)    If a Lender or Participant claims exemption from, or reduction of, withholding tax and such Lender or Participant sells, assigns, grants a participation in, or otherwise transfers all or part of the Obligations of Borrowers to such Lender or Participant, such Lender or Participant agrees to notify Agent and Administrative Borrower (or, in the case of a sale of a participation interest, to the Lender granting the participation only) of the percentage amount in which it is no longer the beneficial owner of Obligations of Borrowers to such Lender or Participant. To the extent of such percentage amount, Agent and Administrative Borrower will treat such Lender's or such Participant's documentation provided pursuant to Section 16.2(b) or 16.2(c) as no longer valid. With respect to such percentage amount, such Participant or Assignee may provide new documentation, pursuant to Section 16.2(b) or 16.2(c), if applicable. Each Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of this Section 16 with respect to its participation in any portion of the Commitments and the Obligations so long as such Participant complies with the obligations set forth in this Section 16 with respect thereto; provided, however, that such Participant shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under this Section 16 with respect to any participation, than its participating Lender would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a change in law that occurs after such Participant acquired the applicable participation.
16.3.    Reductions.
(a)    If a Lender or a Participant is entitled to a reduction in the applicable withholding tax, Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation) may withhold from any interest payment to such Lender or such Participant an amount equivalent to the applicable withholding tax after taking into account such reduction. If the forms or other documentation required by Section 16.2(c) or 16.2(d) are not delivered to Agent and Administrative Borrower (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation), then Agent and Borrowers (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation) may withhold from any interest payment to such Lender or such Participant not providing such forms or other documentation an amount equivalent to the applicable withholding tax.
(b)    If the IRS or any other Governmental Authority of the United States or other jurisdiction asserts a claim that Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation) did not properly withhold tax from amounts paid to or for the account of any Lender or any Participant due to a failure on the part of the Lender or any Participant (because the appropriate form was not delivered, was not properly executed, or because such Lender failed to notify Agent (or such Participant failed to notify the Lender granting the participation) of a change in circumstances which rendered the exemption from, or reduction of, withholding tax ineffective, or for any other reason) such Lender shall indemnify and hold Agent harmless (or, in the case of a Participant, such Participant shall indemnify and hold the Lender granting the participation harmless) for all amounts paid, directly or indirectly, by Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation), as tax or otherwise, including penalties and interest, and including any taxes imposed by any jurisdiction on the amounts payable to Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender granting the participation only) under this Section 16, together with all costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees and expenses). The obligation of the Lenders and the Participants under this subsection shall survive the payment of all Obligations and the resignation or replacement of Agent.
16.4.    Refunds. If Agent or a Lender determines, in its sole discretion, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by Borrowers or with respect to which Borrowers have paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 16, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, it shall pay over such refund to Borrowers (but only to the extent of payments made, or additional amounts paid, by Borrowers under this Section 16 with respect to Taxes giving rise to such a refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses of Agent or such Lender and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such a refund); provided, that Borrowers, upon the request of Agent or such Lender, agree to repay the amount paid over to Borrowers (plus any penalties, interest or other charges, imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority, other than such penalties, interest or other charges imposed as a result of the bad faith, willful misconduct or gross negligence of Agent hereunder) to Agent or such Lender in the event Agent or such Lender is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, this Section 16 shall not be construed to require Agent or any Lender to make available its tax returns (or any other information which it deems confidential) to any Borrower or any other Person.
17.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
17.1.    Effectiveness. This Agreement shall be binding and deemed effective when executed by each Loan Party, Agent, and each Lender whose signature is provided for on the signature pages hereof
17.2.    Section Headings. Headings and numbers have been set forth herein for convenience only. Unless the contrary is compelled by the context, everything contained in each Section applies equally to this entire Agreement.
17.3.    Interpretation. Neither this Agreement nor any uncertainty or ambiguity herein shall be construed against the Lender Group or any Loan Party, whether under any rule of construction or otherwise. On the contrary, this Agreement has been reviewed by all parties and shall be construed and interpreted according to the ordinary meaning of the words used so as to accomplish fairly the purposes and intentions of all parties hereto.
17.4.    Severability of Provisions. Each provision of this Agreement shall be severable from every other provision of this Agreement for the purpose of determining the legal enforceability of any specific provision.
17.5.    Bank Product Providers. Each Bank Product Provider shall be deemed a third party beneficiary hereof and of the provisions of the other Loan Documents for purposes of any reference in a Loan Document to the parties for whom Agent is acting. Agent hereby agrees to act as agent for such Bank Product Providers and, as a result of entering into a Bank Product Agreement, the applicable Bank Product Provider shall be automatically deemed to have appointed Agent as its agent and to have accepted the benefits of the Loan Documents; provided, that, the rights and benefits of each Bank Product Provider under the Loan Documents consist exclusively of such Bank Product Provider's being a beneficiary of the Liens and security interests (and, if applicable, guarantees) granted to Agent and the right to share in proceeds of the Collateral as more fully set forth herein. In addition, each Bank Product Provider, as a result of entering into a Bank Product Agreement, shall be automatically deemed to have agreed that Agent shall have the right, but shall have no obligation, to establish, maintain, reduce, or release reserves in respect of the Bank Product Obligations and that if reserves are established there is no obligation on the part of Agent to determine or insure whether the amount of any such reserve is appropriate or not. In connection with any such distribution of payments or proceeds of Collateral, Agent shall be entitled to assume no amounts are due or owing to any Bank Product Provider unless such Bank Product Provider has provided a written certification (setting forth a reasonably detailed calculation) to Agent as to the amounts that are due and owing to it and such written certification is received by Agent a reasonable period of time prior to the making of such distribution. Agent shall have no obligation to calculate the amount due and payable with respect to any Bank Products, but may rely upon the written certification of the amount due and payable from the relevant Bank Product Provider. In the absence of an updated certification, Agent shall be entitled to assume that the amount due and payable to the applicable Bank Product Provider is the amount last certified to Agent by such Bank Product Provider as being due and payable (less any distributions made to such Bank Product Provider on account thereof). Any Borrower may obtain Bank Products from any Bank Product Provider, although no Borrower is required to do so. Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that no Bank Product Provider has committed to provide any Bank Products and that the providing of Bank Products by any Bank Product Provider is in the sole and absolute discretion of such Bank Product Provider. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, no provider or holder of any Bank Product shall have any voting or approval rights hereunder (or be deemed a Lender) solely by virtue of its status as the provider or holder of such agreements or products or the Obligations owing thereunder, nor shall the consent of any such provider or holder be required (other than in their capacities as Lenders, to the extent applicable) for any matter hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents, including as to any matter relating to the Collateral or the release of Collateral or Guarantors.
17.6.    Debtor-Creditor Relationship. The relationship between the Lenders and Agent, on the one hand, and the Loan Parties, on the other hand, is solely that of creditor and debtor. No member of the Lender Group has (or shall be deemed to have) any fiduciary relationship or duty to any Loan Party arising out of or in connection with the Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated thereby, and there is no agency or joint venture relationship between the members of the Lender Group, on the one hand, and the Loan Parties, on the other hand, by virtue of any Loan Document or any transaction contemplated therein.
17.7.    Counterparts; Electronic Execution. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties on separate counterparts, each of which, when executed and delivered, shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute but one and the same Agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of this Agreement by telefacsimile or other electronic method of transmission shall be equally as effective as delivery of an original executed counterpart of this Agreement. Any party delivering an executed counterpart of this Agreement by telefacsimile or other electronic method of transmission also shall deliver an original executed counterpart of this Agreement but the failure to deliver an original executed counterpart shall not affect the validity, enforceability, and binding effect of this Agreement. The foregoing shall apply to each other Loan Document mutatis mutandis.
17.8.    Revival and Reinstatement of Obligations. If the incurrence or payment of the Obligations by any Borrower or Guarantor or the transfer to the Lender Group of any property should for any reason subsequently be asserted, or declared, to be void or voidable under any state or federal law relating to creditors' rights, including provisions of the Bankruptcy Code (or under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws of Canada, including the BIA and the CCAA) relating to fraudulent conveyances, preferences, or other voidable or recoverable payments of money or transfers of property (each, a "Voidable Transfer"), and if the Lender Group is required to repay or restore, in whole or in part, any such Voidable Transfer, or elects to do so upon the reasonable advice of counsel, then, as to any such Voidable Transfer, or the amount thereof that the Lender Group is required or elects to repay or restore, and as to all reasonable costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees of the Lender Group related thereto, the liability of Borrowers or Guarantor automatically shall be revived, reinstated, and restored and shall exist as though such Voidable Transfer had never been made.
17.9.    Confidentiality.
(a)    Agent and Lenders each individually (and not jointly or jointly and severally) agree that material, non-public information regarding Parent and its Subsidiaries, their operations, assets, and existing and contemplated business plans ("Confidential Information") shall be treated by Agent and the Lenders in a confidential manner, and shall not be disclosed by Agent and the Lenders to Persons who are not parties to this Agreement, except: (i) to attorneys for and other advisors, accountants, auditors, and consultants to any member of the Lender Group and to employees, directors and officers of any member of the Lender Group (the Persons in this clause (i), "Lender Group Representatives") on a "need to know" basis in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and on a confidential basis, (ii) to Subsidiaries and Affiliates of any member of the Lender Group (including the Bank Product Providers), provided that any such Subsidiary or Affiliate shall have agreed to receive such information hereunder subject to the terms of this Section 17.9, (iii) [reserved], (iv) as may be required by statute, decision, or judicial or administrative order, rule, or regulation, or as may be requested by any governmental authority as a result therefrom; provided that (x) prior to any disclosure under this clause (iv), the disclosing party agrees (except with respect to any audit or examination conducted by any governmental bank regulatory authority exercising examination or regulatory authority) to provide Administrative Borrower with prior notice thereof, to the extent that it is practicable to do so and to the extent that the disclosing party is permitted to provide such prior notice to Borrowers pursuant to the terms of the applicable statute, decision, or judicial or administrative order, rule, or regulation, or request from the applicable regulatory authority, and (y) any disclosure under this clause (iv) shall be limited to the portion of the Confidential Information as may be required by such statute, decision, or judicial or administrative order, rule, or regulation or request from the applicable governmental authority, (v) as may be agreed to in advance in writing by Borrowers, (vi) as requested or required by any Governmental Authority pursuant to any subpoena or other legal process, provided, that, (A) prior to any disclosure under this clause (vi) the disclosing party agrees to provide Borrowers with prior written notice thereof, to the extent that it is practicable to do so and to the extent that the disclosing party is permitted to provide such prior written notice to Borrowers pursuant to the terms of the subpoena or other legal process and (B) any disclosure under this clause (vi) shall be limited to the portion of the Confidential Information as may be required by such Governmental Authority pursuant to such subpoena or other legal process, (vii) as to any such information that is or becomes generally available to the public (other than as a result of prohibited disclosure by Agent or the Lenders or the Lender Group Representatives), (viii) in connection with any assignment, participation or pledge of any Lender's interest under this Agreement, provided that prior to receipt of Confidential Information any such assignee, participant, or pledgee shall have agreed in writing to receive such Confidential Information hereunder subject to the terms of this Section, (ix) in connection with any litigation or other adversary proceeding involving parties hereto which such litigation or adversary proceeding involves claims related to the rights or duties of such parties under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents; provided, that, prior to any disclosure to any Person (other than any Loan Party, Agent, any Lender, any of their respective Affiliates, or their respective counsel) under this clause (ix) with respect to litigation involving any Person (other than any Borrower, Agent, any Lender, any of their respective Affiliates, or their respective counsel), the disclosing party agrees to provide Borrowers with prior written notice thereof, and (x) in connection with, and to the extent reasonably necessary for, the exercise of any secured creditor remedy under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document.
(b)    Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, Agent may provide customary information concerning the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to loan syndication and pricing reporting services, and Agent or any Lender may provide such information for its marketing materials, with such information to consist of deal terms and other information customarily found in such publications or marketing materials and may otherwise use the name, logos, and other insignia of Borrowers and Loan Parties and the Commitments provided hereunder in any "tombstone" or other advertisements, on its website or in other marketing materials of the Agent or such Lender, provided, that, the content of any "tombstones" will be reasonably acceptable to Parent.
17.10.    Lender Group Expenses. Borrowers agree to pay any and all Lender Group Expenses on the earlier of (a) the first day of the month following the date on which such Lender Group Expenses were first incurred (or in the case of out-of-pocket expenses for third parties, following the date that Agent provides the invoice or other notice of such charges to Administrative Borrower) or (b) five (5) days after the date on which demand therefor is made by Agent. Borrowers agree that their respective obligations contained in this Section 17.10 shall survive payment or satisfaction in full of all other Obligations.
17.11.    Survival. All representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in the Loan Documents and in the certificates or other instruments delivered in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other parties hereto and shall survive the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of any loans and issuance of any Letters of Credit, regardless of any investigation made by any such other party or on its behalf and notwithstanding that Agent, the Issuing Lender, or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default or Event of Default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any credit is extended hereunder, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as the principal of or any accrued interest on any loan or any fee or any other amount payable under this Agreement is outstanding and unpaid or any Letter of Credit is outstanding and so long as the Commitments have not expired or terminated.
17.12.    Patriot Act. Each Lender that is subject to the requirements of the Patriot Act hereby notifies Borrowers that pursuant to the requirements of the Act, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each Borrower, which information includes the name and address of each Borrower and other information that will allow such Lender to identify each Borrower in accordance with the Patriot Act. In addition, if Agent is required by law or regulation or internal policies to do so, it shall have the right to periodically conduct (a) Patriot Act searches, OFAC/PEP searches, and customary individual background checks for the Loan Parties and (b) OFAC/PEP searches and customary individual background checks for the Loan Parties' senior management and key principals, and each Borrower agrees to cooperate in respect of the conduct of such searches and further agrees that the reasonable costs and charges for such searches shall constitute Lender Expenses hereunder and be for the account of such Borrower.
17.13.    Integration. This Agreement, together with the other Loan Documents, reflects the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby and shall not be contradicted or qualified by any other agreement, oral or written, before the date hereof. The foregoing to the contrary notwithstanding, all Bank Product Agreements, if any, are independent agreements governed by the written provisions of such Bank Product Agreements, which will remain in full force and effect, unaffected by any repayment, prepayments, acceleration, reduction, increase, or change in the terms of any credit extended hereunder, except as otherwise expressly provided in such Bank Product Agreement.
17.14.    Administrative Borrower as Agent for Borrowers.
(a)    Each Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints and constitutes Parent ("Administrative Borrower") as its agent and attorney-in-fact to request and receive Loans and Letters of Credit pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents from Agent or any Lender or Issuing Lender in the name or on behalf of such Borrower. Agent, Lenders and Issuing Lender may disburse the Loans to such bank account of Administrative Borrower or a Borrower or otherwise make such Loans to a Borrower and provide such Letters of Credit to a Borrower as Administrative Borrower may designate or direct, without notice to any other Loan Party. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Agent may at any time and from time to time require that Loans to or for the account of any Borrower be disbursed directly to an operating account of such Borrower.
(b)    Administrative Borrower hereby accepts the appointment by Borrowers to act as the agent and attorney-in-fact of Borrowers pursuant to this Section 17.14. Administrative Borrower shall ensure that the disbursement of any Loans to each Borrower requested by or paid to or for the account of Parent, or the issuance of any Letter of Credit for a Borrower hereunder, shall be paid to or for the account of such Borrower.
(c)    Each Loan Party hereby irrevocably appoints and constitutes Administrative Borrower as its agent to receive statements on account and all other notices from Agent, Lenders and Issuing Lender with respect to the Obligations or otherwise under or in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
(d)    Any notice, election, representation, warranty, agreement or undertaking by or on behalf of any other Loan Party by Administrative Borrower shall be deemed for all purposes to have been made by such Loan Party, as the case may be, and shall be binding upon and enforceable against such Loan Party to the same extent as if made directly by such Loan Party.
(e)    No resignation or termination of the appointment of Administrative Borrower as agent as aforesaid shall be effective, except after ten (10) Business Days' prior written notice to Agent. If Administrative Borrower resigns under this Agreement, Borrowers shall be entitled to appoint a successor Administrative Borrower (which shall be a Borrower). Upon the acceptance of its appointment as successor Administrative Borrower hereunder, such successor Administrative Borrower shall succeed to all the rights, powers and duties of the retiring Administrative Borrower and the term "Administrative Borrower" shall mean such successor Administrative Borrower and the retiring or terminated Administrative Borrower's appointment, powers and duties as Administrative Borrower shall be terminated.
17.15.    Currency Indemnity. If, for the purposes of obtaining judgment in any court in any jurisdiction with respect to this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, it becomes necessary to convert into the currency of such jurisdiction (the "Judgment Currency") any amount due under this Agreement or under any of the other Loan Documents in any currency other than the Judgment Currency (the "Currency Due"), then conversion shall be made at the Exchange Rate at which Agent is able, on the relevant date, to purchase the Currency Due with the Judgment Currency prevailing on the Business Day before the day on which judgment is given. In the event that there is a change in the Exchange Rate prevailing between the Business Day before the day on which the judgment is given and the date of receipt by Agent of the amount due, Borrowers will, on the date of receipt by Agent, pay such additional amounts, if any, as may be necessary to ensure that the amount received by Agent on such date is the amount in the Judgment Currency which when converted at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of receipt by Agent is the amount then due under this Agreement or such other of the Loan Documents in the Currency Due. If the amount of the Currency Due which Agent is able to purchase is less than the amount of the Currency Due originally due to it, Loan Parties shall indemnify and save Agent harmless from and against loss or damage arising as a result of such deficiency. The indemnity contained herein shall constitute an obligation separate and independent from the other obligations contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, shall give rise to a separate and independent cause of action, shall apply irrespective of any indulgence granted by any Agent from time to time and shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any judgment or order for a liquidated sum in respect of an amount due under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or under any judgment or order.
17.16.    Anti-Money Laundering Legislation.
(a)    Each Loan Party acknowledges that, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (Canada) and other applicable anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing, government sanction and "know your client" laws, under the laws of Canada (collectively, including any guidelines or orders thereunder, "Canadian AML Legislation"), Agent and Lenders may be required to obtain, verify and record information regarding each Loan Party, its respective directors, authorized signing officers, direct or indirect shareholders or other Persons in control of such Loan Party, and the transactions contemplated hereby. Administrative Borrower shall promptly provide all such information, including supporting documentation and other evidence, as may be reasonably requested by any Lender or Agent, or any prospective assign or participant of a Lender or Agent, necessary in order to comply with any applicable Canadian AML Legislation, whether now or hereafter in existence.
(b)    If Agent has ascertained the identity of any Loan Party or any authorized signatories of any Loan Party for the purposes of applicable Canadian AML Legislation, then the Agent:
(i)    shall be deemed to have done so as an agent for each Lender, and this Agreement shall constitute a "written agreement" in such regard between each Lender and the Agent within the meaning of applicable Canadian AML Legislation; and
(ii)    shall provide to each Lender copies of all information obtained in such regard without any representation or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness.
(c)    Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section and except as may otherwise be agreed in writing, each Lender agrees that Agent has no obligation to ascertain the identity of the Loan Parties or any authorized signatories of the Loan Parties on behalf of any Lender, or to confirm the completeness or accuracy of any information it obtains from the Loan Parties or any such authorized signatory in doing so.
17.17.    Quebec Interpretation. For all purposes of any assets, liabilities or entities located in the Province of Quebec and for all purposes pursuant to which the interpretation or construction of this Agreement may be subject to the laws of the Province of Quebec or a court or tribunal exercising jurisdiction in the Province of Quebec, (a) "personal property" shall include "movable property", (b) "real property" shall include "immovable property", (c) "tangible property" shall include "corporeal property", (d) "intangible property" shall include "incorporeal property", (e) "security interest", "mortgage" and "lien" shall include a "hypothec", "prior claim" and a "resolutory clause", (f) all references to filing, registering or recording under the Code or PPSA shall include publication under the Civil Code of Quebec, (g) all references to "perfection" of or "perfected" liens or security interest shall include a reference to an "opposable" or "set up" lien or security interest as against third parties, (h) any "right of offset", "right of setoff' or similar expression shall include a "right of compensation", (i) "goods" shall include corporeal movable property" other than chattel paper, documents of title, instruments, money and securities, (j) an "agent" shall include a "mandatary", (k) "construction liens" shall include "legal hypothecs", (l) "joint and several" shall include solidary, (m) "gross negligence or willful misconduct" shall be deemed to be "intentional or gross fault", (n) "beneficial ownership" shall include "ownership on behalf of another as mandatary", (o) "easement" shall include "servitude", (p) "priority" shall include "prior claim", (q) "survey" shall include "certificate of location and plan", and (r) "fee simple title" shall include "absolute ownership".
17.18.    English Language Only. The parties hereto confirm that it is their wish that this Agreement and any other document executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby be drawn up in the English language only and that all other documents contemplated hereunder or relating hereto, including notices, shall also be drawn up in the English language only. Les parties aux presentes confirment que c'est leur volonte que cette convention et les autres documents de credit soient rediges en langue anglaise seulement et que tous les documents, y compris tous avis, envisages par cette convention et les autres documents peuvent etre rediges en langue anglaise seulement.
17.19.    Hedging Liability. Notwithstanding any provision hereof or in any other Loan Document to the contrary, in the event that any Guarantor is not an "eligible contract participant" as such term is defined in Section 1(a)(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended, at the time (i) any transaction is entered into under a Hedge Obligations or (ii) such Person becomes a Guarantor hereunder, and the effect of the foregoing would be to render a Guaranty by such Guarantor violative of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Obligations of such Guarantor shall not include (x) in the case of clause (i) above, such transaction and (y) in the case of clause (ii) above, any transactions outstanding under any Hedge Obligations as of the date such Guarantor becomes a Guarantor hereunder.
17.20.    Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any EEA Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the write-down and conversion powers of an EEA Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:
(a)    the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an EEA Financial Institution; and
(b)    the effects of any Bail-in Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:
(c)    a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;
(d)    a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEA Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or
(e)    the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the write-down and conversion powers of any EEA Resolution Authority.
[Signature pages to follow.]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed and delivered as of the date first above written.

U.S. BORROWERS: 
 
POLYONE CORPORATION
 

 
By:
 /s/ James N. Sloan____________________
Name: James N. Sloan
Title: Vice President and Treasurer


NEU SPECIALTY ENGINEERED
MATERIALS, LLC
 

 
By:
 /s/ James N. Sloan____________________
Name: James N. Sloan
Title: Treasurer


CANADIAN BORROWER: 
 
POLYONE CANADA INC.
 

 
By:
 /s/ James N. Sloan____________________
Name: James N. Sloan
Title: Vice President and Treasurer


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WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC, as Agent, Swing Line Lender and a Lender 

 
By:
 /s/ Melissa Provost_____________________
Name: Melissa Provost
Title: Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
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WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE CORPORATION CANADA, as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Mohammed Badruddin________________
Name: Mohammed Badruddin
Title: Assistant Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Syndication Agent and a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Thomas H. Herron_________________
Name: Thomas H. Herron
Title: Senior Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]

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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., CANADA BRANCH, as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Sylwia Durkiewicz__________________
Name: Sylwia Durkiewicz
Title: Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
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U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Syndication Agent and a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ David Lawrence__________________
Name: David Lawrence
Title: Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
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U.S. Bank National Association, acting through its Canada Branch, as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ John P. Rehob______________________
Name: John P. Rehob
Title: Vice President & Principal Officer


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]

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PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Documentation Agent and a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Carrie Light______________________
Name: Carrie Light
Title: Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
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PNC BANK CANADA BRANCH, as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ James Bruce_____________________
Name: James Bruce
Title: Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
[SIGNATURES CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE]

CITIBANK, N.A., as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Christopher Marino_____________
Name: Christopher Marino
Title: Vice President and Director


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
[SIGNATURES CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE]

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Documentation Agent and a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Paul H. Steiger_____________________
Name: Paul H. Steiger
Title: Vice President


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]

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SunTrust Bank, as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Michael Grimes__________________
Name: Michael Grimes
Title: Managing Director


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]

[SIGNATURES CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE]

HSBC Bank USA, National Association
as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ Richard Dalton________________
Name: Richard Dalton
Title: Director


[SIGNATURES CONTINUE ON FOLLOWING PAGE]
[SIGNATURES CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE]

CITIZENS BUSINESS CAPITAL, a division of Citizens Asset Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of Citizens Bank, N.A., a national banking association, as a Lender
 
 
By:
 /s/ James G. Zamborsky_________________
Name: James G. Zamborsky
Title: Vice President


EXHIBIT A-1
FORM OF ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT
This ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT ("Assignment Agreement") is entered into as of _________________________________ between ___________________________ ("Assignor") and _______________________________ ("Assignee"). Reference is made to the Agreement described in Annex I hereto (the "Credit Agreement"). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Credit Agreement.
1.In accordance with the terms and conditions of Section 13 of the Credit Agreement, the Assignor hereby sells and assigns to the Assignee, and the Assignee hereby purchases and assumes from the Assignor, that interest in and to the Assignor's rights and obligations under the Loan Documents as of the date hereof with respect to the Obligations owing to the Assignor, and Assignor's portion of the Commitments, all to the extent specified on Annex I.
2.    The Assignor (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of the interest being assigned by it hereunder and that such interest is free and clear of any adverse claim and (ii) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby; (b) makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to (i) any statements, representations or warranties made in or in connection with the Loan Documents, or (ii) the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Documents or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto; (c) makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to the financial condition of any Loan Party or the performance or observance by any Loan Party of any of their respective obligations under the Loan Documents or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto; and (d) represents and warrants that the amount set forth as the Purchase Price on Annex I represents the amount owed by Borrowers to Assignor with respect to Assignor's share of the Revolving Loans assigned hereunder, as reflected on Assignor's books and records.
3.    The Assignee (a) confirms that it has received copies of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, together with copies of the financial statements referred to therein and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment Agreement; (b) agrees that it will, independently and without reliance upon Agent, Assignor, or any other Lender, based upon such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking any action under the Loan Documents; (c) confirms that it is an Eligible Transferee; (d) appoints and authorizes the Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under the Loan Documents as are delegated to Agent by the terms thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto; (e) agrees that it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender; (f) is a Non-Defaulting Lender; [and (g) attaches the forms prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States certifying as to the Assignee's status for purposes of determining exemption from United States withholding taxes with respect to all payments to be made to the Assignee under the Credit Agreement or such other documents as are necessary to indicate that all such payments are subject to such rates at a rate reduced by an applicable tax treaty.]
4.    Following the execution of this Assignment Agreement by the Assignor and Assignee, the Assignor will deliver this Assignment Agreement to the Agent for recording by the Agent. The effective date of this Assignment (the "Settlement Date") shall be the latest to occur of (a) the date of the execution and delivery hereof by the Assignor and the Assignee, (b) the receipt by Agent for its sole and separate account a processing fee in the amount of $3,500 (if required by the Credit Agreement), (c) the receipt of any required consent of the Agent and Administrative Borrower, and (d) the date specified in Annex I.
5.    As of the Settlement Date (a) the Assignee shall be a party to the Credit Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned pursuant to this Assignment Agreement, have the rights and obligations of a Lender thereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and (b) the Assignor shall, to the extent of the interest assigned pursuant to this Assignment Agreement, relinquish its rights and be released from its obligations under the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall release any assigning Lender from obligations that survive the termination of this Agreement, including such assigning Lender's obligations under Article 15 and Section 17.9(a) of the Credit Agreement.
6.    Upon the Settlement Date, Assignee shall pay to Assignor the Purchase Price (as set forth in Annex I). From and after the Settlement Date, Agent shall make all payments that are due and payable to the holder of the interest assigned hereunder (including payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts) to Assignor for amounts which have accrued up to but excluding the Settlement Date and to Assignee for amounts which have accrued from and after the Settlement Date. On the Settlement Date, Assignor shall pay to Assignee an amount equal to the portion of any interest, fee, or any other charge that was paid to Assignor prior to the Settlement Date on account of the interest assigned hereunder and that are due and payable to Assignee with respect thereto, to the extent that such interest, fee or other charge relates to the period of time from and after the Settlement Date.
7.    This Assignment Agreement may be executed in counterparts and by the parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original, but all of which shall together constitute one and the same instrument. This Assignment Agreement may be executed and delivered by telecopier or other facsimile transmission all with the same force and effect as if the same were a fully executed and delivered original manual counterpart.
8.    THIS ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
[Signature pages to follow]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Assignment Agreement and Annex I hereto to be executed by their respective officers, as of the first date written above.
[NAME OF ASSIGNOR] 
as Assignor
 

 
By
Name
Title


[NAME OF ASSIGNEE] 
as Assignor
 

 
By
Name
Title

ACCEPTED THIS ______ DAY OF
_____________________________


WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC
as Administrative Agent


By
Name
Title


[POLYONE CORPORATION,
as Administrative Borrower
 

 
By
Name
Title
]

ANNEX FOR ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE
ANNEX I

1. Borrowers:
PolyOne Corporation ("Parent"), PolyOne Canada Inc. ("PolyOne Canada") and NEU Specialty Engineered Materials, LLC ("NEU" and, together with Parent, PolyOne Canada and any Person that may from time to time become a borrower, each a "Borrower" and, collectively, "Borrowers")

2. Name and Date of Credit Agreement:
Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of February 24, 2017, by and among Borrowers, the lenders from time to time a party thereto (the "Lenders") and Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as the administrative agent for the Lenders

3. Date of Assignment Agreement:
___________________
 
 
4. Amounts:


a.    Assigned Amount of [US] [Canadian] Commitment
$__________________
b.    Assigned Amount of [US] [Canadian] Revolving Loans
$__________________
5. Settlement Date:
___________________
6. Purchase Price
$__________________
7. Notice and Payment Instructions, etc.
 
   Assignee:
Assignor:
               
            
               
            
               
            

8.    Agreed and Accepted:

[ASSIGNOR] 

 
By:
Title:
[ASSIGNEE] 

 
By:
Title:
 
 


Accepted:

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC,
as Administrative Agent
 

 
By
Name
Title


[POLYONE CORPORATION,
as Administrative Borrower
 

 
By
Name
Title
] 


EXHIBIT B-1
FORM OF US BORROWING BASE CERTIFICATE
See attached.

Inventory Comparison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name:
PolyOne Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Based on the Inventory Perpetual dated:
 
 
 
 
 
Change
% Change
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ERS Inventory Total:
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
 
ERS Trial Balance Adjustments:
 
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manual Inventory Total:
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Gross Inventory:
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ERS
Foreign
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Tolling
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Outside Processors/Offsite
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Consigned/Vendor Owned
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Packaging/Labels
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Offgrade, Scrap, Rework
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Semi-Finished
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
R&D
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Locations < $100M
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
ERS
Ineligible10
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
Manual
WIP
 
-
 
 
 
-
0.0%
Manual
Stores/Supplies
 
-